Baseball Falls to BC in the Beanpot Consolation, 7-2, at Fenway Park
Matt Doyle was one of three seniors to play their final collegiate game Monday (Greg Dellorco).
BOSTON - The Harvard baeball team suffered a 7-2 setback to Boston College Monday afternoon at Fenway Park in the consolation game of the Beanpot to conclude the 2013 season.
The Crimson had eight hits on the afternoon but failed to string them together against the Eagles, who were able to capitalize on timely hitting and Harvard errors to earn the win. Harvard finishes the season 10-31 overall.
Carlton Bailey paced the Harvard offense with three singles. Mike Martin added a pair of base hits, and Mitch Klug contributed a double and scored a run. DJ Link had a RBI single, and Brandon Kregel added a sacrifice fly to plate both of Harvard's runs.
The Eagles struck first in the top of the first, capitalizing on a Crimson miscue with two outs that extended the inning and allowed a run to score.
BC then tacked on single tallies in the third and fourth to extend its advantage to three.
Harvard got on the board in the fourth inning. Klug got things started, ripping a one-out double off the Green Monster in left field on one hop. One batter later, DJ Link lined a single back up the middle to score Klug and cut the deficit to two.
The Eagles got two more runs in the sixth inning when Matt McGovern's double dropped in just inside the right-field line and another in the seventh to push its lead to 7-1.
In the eighth, Harvard had its best opportunity to rally. Brandon Kregel walked to start the frame and Tanner Anderson was hit by a pitch to place runners at first and second. Mitch Klug then ripped a liner to left that was caught by Jimmy Dowdell. The next two batters were also retired to end the threat.
The Crimson tried to mount one last comeback in the ninth. TJ Laurisch and Carlton Bailey both singled with one out in the frame and Martin walked to load the bases. Kregel then lifted a sacrifice fly to center to plate Harvard's second run before a ground out ended the contest.
Matt Timoney took the loss for Harvard. He went four innings, striking out two while allowing two walks, six hits and three runs. Jordan Haviland worked an inning of perfect relief for the Crimson, striking out one.