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2014 Harvard Baseball News

April 21, 2014
Baseball Claims Beanpot Championship with 3-0 Win over UMass
For the first time since 2005, the Harvard baseball team claimed the Beanpot Championship on Monday afternoon as the Crimson (11-24, 5-11 Ivy) stifled the Massachusetts Minutemen (8-23, 6-9 A10), 3-0 at Northeastern’s Friedman Diamond.

April 21, 2014
Baseball Celebrates Patriots Day with Beanpot Championship Appearance
The Harvard baseball team will make its 10th appearance in the Baseball Beanpot championship game on Marathon Monday as the Crimson (10-24, 5-11 Ivy) take on the Minutemen of Massachusetts (8-22, 6-9 A10) at Northeastern’s Friedman Diamond at 4 p.m.

April 21, 2014
Baseball Claims the 2014 Beanpot Championship

April 20, 2014
Baseball Takes Yale to Extras Twice, but Falls 1-0 and 7-6 in New Haven
The Harvard baseball team dropped a pair of heartbreaking, extra-inning contests to Yale on Sunday. The Crimson (10-24, 5-11 Ivy) fell to the Bulldogs 17-19 (9-7 Ivy) in Game 1 of the doubleheader, 1-0, in eight innings, before suffering a second late loss in Game 2, 7-6, in 10 innings.

April 19, 2014
Gruener's Gem Lifts Harvard Over Yale, 6-2; Crimson Falls 8-2 in Game 2 of Twinbill
Riding the arm of freshman Nick Gruener in Game 1 versus Yale, the Harvard baseball team stole the opener, 6-2, but fell to the Bulldogs in Game 2, 8-2. Harvard (10-22, 5-9 Ivy) remains a pair of games behind Yale (15-19, 7-7 Ivy) with two games remaining in the series.

April 18, 2014
Baseball Dives Back Into Red Rolfe Division Play at Yale
Following a series split with Red Rolfe Division foe Brown last weekend, and a two-game split with Princeton in a makeup series, the Harvard baseball team is set to test division leader and archrival Yale as the Crimson (9-21, 4-8 Ivy League) take on the Bulldogs (14-18, 6-6 Ivy League) in New Haven, Conn., Saturday and Sunday.

April 16, 2014
Baseball Splits Makeup Series with Princeton
Two weeks after its series with Princeton was rained out, the Harvard baseball team split the two meetings with the Tigers at Clarke Field, taking the first game in extra innings, 4-3, before dropping Game 2, 6-2.

April 13, 2014
Baseball Drops Pitchers' Duel, 1-0, Before Lighting up Brown, 13-3
The Harvard baseball team dropped the third game of its series with Brown in a classic pitchers’ duel, but bounced back in a big way in game four of the weekend to muster a series split with the Bears. After falling 1-0 in to open Sunday at O’Donnell Field, the Crimson lit up its Red Rolfe Division foe, 13-3.

April 12, 2014
Baseball Falls in Game One, 5-4, but Rallies to Win Game Two, 10-8
Thanks to a seven-run seventh in game two, the Harvard baseball team split the first two games of the four-game series with Brown. After falling to the Bears (7-16, 1-9 Ivy League) in game one, 5-4, the Crimson (7-19, 2-6 Ivy League) came back with bats on fire to take game two from the visitors, 10-8.

April 11, 2014
Baseball Begins Red Rolfe Division Play, Hosts Brown for Four
Following its thrilling Beanpot win over Boston College on Wednesday, the Harvard baseball team is set to wrap up its season-long nine-game homestand this weekend when Red Rolfe Division foe Brown makes the trek north for four games. The Crimson (6-18, 1-5 Ivy League) and Bears (6-15, 0-8 Ivy League) will do battle Saturday starting at 1 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. in a crucial divisional matchup.

April 10, 2014
Harvard Baseball to Raise Funds for Vs. Cancer Foundation
The Harvard baseball team has announced the creation of a fundraiser to benefit the Vs. Cancer Foundation beginning with the 2014 season. The Crimson has set its sight high with a goal of $10,000 for the cause to fight cancer.

April 9, 2014
Crimson Earns Spot in Baseball Beanpot Finals with 6-5 Win over Boston College
The Harvard baseball team secured its spot in the 2014 Baseball Beanpot finals with a come-from-behind victory over Boston College at O’Donnell Field on Wednesday in the first round. The Crimson (6-18, 1-5 Ivy League) fell behind 4-0 to the Eagles (10-22, 2-10 ACC) before inching its way back and using a three-run eighth inning to earn the win.

April 8, 2014
Baseball Hosts Boston College in Beanpot First Round Wednesday
The Harvard baseball team is set to welcome Boston College to O’Donnell Field for the first round of the 2014 Baseball Beanpot on Wednesday. The Crimson (5-18, 1-6 Ivy League) and Eagles (10-20, 2-13 ACC) will meet on the diamond for the 109th time in the series history and for the 18th time in the Beanpot.

April 6, 2014
Baseball Suffers a Pair of Setbacks to Columbia, 12-6 and 8-3
The Harvard baseball team got off to a hot start against visiting Columbia early on Sunday, but the Lions’ bats awoke and eventually took both games of the Ivy League doubleheader at O’Donnell Field. Harvard fell in two to Columbia, 12-6 and 8-3, to cap off its first weekend at home.

April 5, 2014
Baseball Drops Two, 7-3 and 9-6, to Penn in Home Opener
The Harvard baseball team suffered a pair of setbacks during its home opener on Saturday, dropping a doubleheader to Penn, 7-3 and 9-6. The Crimson (5-16, 1-3 Ivy) kept things interesting in both sides of the twinbill, but the Quakers (13-10, 6-0 Ivy) used late runs to quell Harvard.

April 4, 2014
Harvard Baseball Welcomes Penn, Columbia for Ivy League Tilts
Mother Nature played a role in Harvard's scheduling a week ago, forcing the postponement of the Princeton series and the moving of the Cornell series to the middle of the week, but the Crimson looks to return to regularity this weekend with visits from Penn and Columbia to open up a 10-game homestand. Harvard (5-14, 1-1 Ivy League) welcomes in Penn on Saturday for an Ancient Eight doubleheader, followed by Columbia on Sunday for two.

April 1, 2014
Baseball Splits Tuesday Showdown at Cornell
The Harvard baseball team split a doubleheader with Cornell on Tuesday afternoon, taking the first one over the Big Red, 6-5 in 10 innings, before dropping game two of the twinbill, 6-2. The Crimson move to 5-13 on the season and 1-1 in Ancient Eight play after the split.

March 30, 2014
Weather Postpones Baseball's Series at Cornell
A day after having a game suspended, the Harvard baseball team has run into weather concerns once again. The Crimson and Cornell were unable to play their doubleheader Sunday, forcing the two to square off at a later date, which has yet to be announced.

March 29, 2014
Weather Suspends Baseball's Series at Princeton
Rain forced the Harvard baseball team's Ivy League opener at Princeton to be suspended on Saturday after four full innings. Game one of the doubleheader will be resumed at a later date, along with the playing of game two.

March 28, 2014
Baseball Opens Ivy League Play on the Road at Princeton, Cornell
After a week off following its spring trip to South Carolina and Florida, the Harvard baseball team returns to action this weekend with its Ivy League openers. The Crimson (4-13) is set to Princeton on Saturday and Cornell on Sunday for a pair of doubleheaders to kick off Ancient Eight play.

March 22, 2014
Despite Rally, Baseball Falls to Army, 6-4
Despite a furious rally in the ninth inning, the Harvard baseball team dropped a close outing to Army on Saturday, thanks to a six-run output over the third and fourth innings.

March 21, 2014
Baseball Splits Doubleheader with Army in Tampa
The Harvard baseball team split a twinbill with Army on Friday, taking the first of two, 5-1, thanks to some early run support, before dropping a tight afternoon tilt, 3-2.

March 20, 2014
Baseball Edges North Dakota State, 2-1
The Harvard baseball team bounced back after a tough loss on Wednesday, taking the second game of the series against North Dakota State, 2-1. The Crimson (3-11) scraped together runs in the top of the second and seventh innings to take care of the Bison on Thursday.

March 19, 2014
North Dakota State Runs Away with 15-2 Victory over Baseball
North Dakota State scored eight runs in the first two innings en route to a 15-2 seven-inning win over the Harvard baseball team on Wednesday at Chain of Lakes Park. The Bison belted 14 hits on the afternoon to take and keep the early advantage.

March 18, 2014
Baseball Falls to UConn in Winter Haven, 9-4
Despite holding a 4-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Harvard baseball team fell to Connecticut on Tuesday, 9-4. The Crimson’s early runs were washed away thanks to a five-run seventh inning by the Huskies.

March 17, 2014
Larrow's Four RBI Lifts Baseball Past Michigan State, 7-3
Senior second baseman Kyle Larrow drove in four runs while pitchers Sam Dodge and Tanner Anderson combined to give up just three in 7.2 innings of work as the Harvard baseball team downed Michigan State on Monday, 7-3, at Fluor Field.

March 16, 2014
Baseball Edged by Michigan State in Saturday Twinbill, 1-0 and 4-0
The Harvard baseball team dropped a pair of games to Michigan State on Saturday, but the Crimson was able to keep things close with its Big Ten in the doubleheader. MSU edged out Harvard, 1-0, in the first game of the twinbill, before taking the second, 4-0.

March 14, 2014
Baseball Heads South for Nine Games in Eight Days
The Harvard baseball team is set for nine games in eight days in the south as the Crimson is ready to split time between South Carolina and Florida to play Michigan State, Connecticut, North Dakota State and Army this week.

March 9, 2014
Five-Run Seventh Dooms Baseball at Lamar, 10-3
The Harvard baseball team was in position for another close ballgame on Sunday in the last game of the series at Lamar, but the Cardinals used a five-run seventh inning to run away with the 10-3 victory at Vincent-Beck Stadium.

March 8, 2014
Rallies Fall Short as Baseball Drops Doubleheader at Lamar
The Harvard baseball team fought through two more close games on Saturday during a twinbill at Lamar, but the Crimson fell in tight contests to the Cardinals, 4-3 and 3-2 in 10 innings.

March 8, 2014
Harvard Baseball Grabs First Victory at Lamar, 4-0
The Harvard baseball team earned its first victory of the season on Friday, shutting out the Lamar Cardinals, 4-0, in the clubs’ series opener. Shortstop Carlton Bailey drove in two of the Crimson’s four scores on the day, the first of which came in the second inning, sparking the first win of 2014.

March 6, 2014
Baseball Heads to Lamar for Four This Weekend
After a nail-biting first series on the road, the Harvard baseball team will head back to the nation's Sun Belt for a four-game set at Lamar. The Crimson (0-4) and the Cardinals (8-5) will do battle at 7:30 p.m. on Friday before a double header on Saturday and a series cap on Sunday at noon.

March 1, 2014
Baseball Battles, But Drops Both Games of Doubleheader at ORU
After falling just shy of two games in the first double header of the series with Oral Robert, the Harvard baseball team dropped another pair of close decisions to the Golden Eagles on Saturday. The Crimson (0-4) fell in two games to ORU (5-6), 5-3 and 6-5.

March 1, 2014
Baseball Drops Season-Opening Twinbill at Oral Roberts
The Harvard baseball team opened the 2014 season with wild doubleheader, jumping out to a 4-0 lead in game one while nearly rallying to steal game two, but the Crimson dropped both games of the twinbill at Oral Roberts. Harvard (0-2, 0-0 Ivy League) fell, 6-4 and 4-3 to the Golden Eagles (3-6, 0-0 Southland) on Friday.

February 27, 2014
Harvard Baseball Kicks Off 2014 Season at Oral Roberts
The Harvard baseball team will make its way west to open up the 2014 campaign, as the Crimson looks to start the new year with a visit to Oral Roberts this weekend. Harvard and ORU will play a pair of doubleheaders, set for Friday and Saturday.

February 27, 2014
Season Preview: Baseball Looks to Make 2014 a Successful Campaign

February 11, 2014
Baseball Great William Clarence Matthews Inducted into College Baseball Hall of Fame
William Clarence Matthews, class of 1905 and namesake of the Ivy League baseball conference title trophy, has been inducted into the National College Baseball Hall of Fame, the organization announced Tuesday. Matthews had been on the ballot since first being nominated in 2009.

January 31, 2014
Former Baseball Standout Ben Crockett Visits Cambridge
Former Harvard baseball standout Ben Crockett '02, who currently serves as director of player development for the Boston Red Sox, stopped by campus on Wednesday to speak with the club. Crockett, who was drafted as a junior by the Red Sox in the 10th round in 2001, but choose to return to Harvard, touched on many topics with his former team.

December 2, 2013
Baseball Winter Camps Open for Registration
Registration is open for Harvard baseball's winter clinics held on Jan. 19-20 and Feb. 16-17, 2014 at the Harvard bubble. Each event will feature a clinic for pitchers and one for position players.

November 19, 2013
Harvard Baseball Releases 2014 Schedule
The Harvard baseball schedule has officially been released, Bill Decker, the Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball, announced on Tuesday (Nov. 19). The Crimson will play a 41-game slate in 2014, featuring 12 games at Harvard’s O’Donnell Field.

November 15, 2013
Harvard Baseball Names Captains for 2014
The Joseph J. O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball, Bill Decker, has recently announced the appointment of a pair of junior captains for the 2014 season. Outfielder Jack Colton and catcher Ethan Ferreira will serve as leaders for the Crimson this upcoming season.

November 6, 2013
Harvard Athletics Launches New Photo Store

August 13, 2013
Harvard Baseball Welcomes Five Newcomers
The Harvard baseball team will welcome five student-athletes to the program this fall.

July 25, 2013
Harvard Set to Launch on The Ivy League Digital Network
Harvard, in partnership with NeuLion, announced today the launch of its brand new channel on the first-ever Ivy League Digital Network.

July 11, 2013
Mike Zandler Named Assistant Baseball Coach
Mike Zandler will join the Harvard baseball coaching staff for the 2013-14 season as an assistant coach.