Wineski was one of two Harvard players to collect a hit Friday (photo Gil Talbot).
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Freshman DJ Link continued his hot hitting, but the Harvard baseball team dropped an 11-0 decision to Ohio State Friday afternoon at the Coastal Carolina Invitational. Link, who started at designated hitter, had two hits to up his batting average to .412 (7-17).
Link provided singles in the second and fifth innings, but the Crimson (1-4) was limited to one other base hit on the day. Harvard co-captain Robert Wineski also added a single in the fifth, but after Link was forced out on a double play. Sophomore catcher Ethan Ferreira, who walked in the second, was the only other Crimson to reach base.
Harvard tested Ohio State's defense throughout the game, striking out just three times, but the Buckeyes were up for the challenge. Ohio State junior right-hander Jaron Long (2-1) limited Harvard's bats to the three hits while throwing an 87-pitch complete game.
The Buckeyes' lineup featured four players with multiple hits, including a 4-for-5 day from freshman Jacob Bosiokovic. The third baseman homered twice and drove in six of Ohio State's 11 runs. OSU also benefited from a bases-loaded triple from sophomore outfielder Pat Porter in the third inning.
Matt Doyle (0-1) took the loss for Harvard. The junior worked four innings and gave up six runs on seven hits.
The Crimson continues the Coastal Carolina Invitational tomorrow at 3 p.m. against the host Chanticleers. Junior righty Baron Davis is expected to get the start on the mound.