Pictured: Jeff Reynolds had a fifth inning double for the Crimson in its loss at Holy Cross.
WORCESTER, Mass. – Control problems hurt the Crimson Thursday afternoon as Harvard dropped a nonleague baseball contest at Holy Cross by a score of 14-1.
Harvard (6-12) is back in action this weekend with its Ivy League openers at Princeton and Cornell. Holy Cross improves to 9-8 with the win.
Jonathan Strangio (0-1) got in a whole right away as he walked the first three batters and then surrendered a three-run triple and an RBI single on his next two pitches to make it 4-0 before getting lifted in favor of Zach Hofeld.
A two-out walk led to two runs for the Crusaders in the third as Brendan McCrea guided a line drive double to left.
Harvard’s best chance in the early going came on a loud double by Jeff Reynolds to lead off the fifth but he was stranded at third base to end the inning.
Holy Cross opened the game in the sixth inning with seven runs on nine hits, including eight consecutive safeties as the Crusaders took a 13-0 lead.
Harvard got on the board in the ninth on doubles from Danny Moskovits and Cole Arledge as the Crimson loaded the bases before Holy Cross got out of the trouble with a strikeout.