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Kregel Homers; Harvard Baseball Drops Opener at 7th-Ranked Arizona, 7-1

TUCSON, Ariz. – Harvard dropped its season-opening game at 7th-ranked Arizona by a score of 7-1 at Hi Corbett Field.

Brandon Kregel supplied Harvard's lone run with a solo home run in his first career start, a long ball in the seventh inning.

Senior Brent Suter (0-1) took a no-hitter into the fourth inning but Arizona scored three times before adding two run apiece in the sixth and eighth innings.

All told, UA (6-2) outhit Harvard by a count of 13-6 while Harvard committed three errors.

Arizona ace Kurt Heyer threw a complete game, striking out 14 batters against no walks. Trent Gilbert had three runs batted in to pace the offense while cleanup hitter Johnny Field was 3-for-4.

The teams continue to three-game series Saturday afternoon.