Harvard Baseball Sweeps Brown, 6-3 & 12-7

Harvard Baseball Sweeps Brown, 6-3 & 12-7

Pictured: Danny Moskovits connected for a home run in game two against the Bears.

PROVIDENCE, R.I – Harvard banged out 25 hits on Sunday as the Crimson swept an Ivy League doubleheader at Brown by scores of 6-3 and 12-7. 

In the first game, Brown (8-21, 6-6 Ivy) scored a pair of fourth inning runs behind RBI singles from Mike DiBiase and Josh Feit. Harvard (6-27, 3-9 Ivy), which had been held hitless through the first four innings, tied the game in the top of the fifth.

Marcus Way led off the inning with a long home run to center field, his sixth of the season. Tyler Albright singled with one out and Danny Moskovits followed with a single of his own. Jack Colton plated Albright with a single. With runners in scoring position and one out, Cole Arledge hit a ball to shortstop and the Crimson had a run cut down at the plate on a contact play.

The Crimson scored four times in the seventh with a leadoff walk to Jake McGuiggan followed by four consecutive hits by the bottom of the Crimson order. Moskovits drove home two runs with a double to the gap in left, J.T. Tomes drove home a run with an opposite field hit and Jeff Reynolds had an RBI single up the middle.

Brown was able to scratch for a two-out run in the bottom of the inning as a two-out walk was followed by an RBI double from John Sheriden but Brent Suter (2-3) closed the door by striking out the final batter to put the finishing touches on a complete game, seven-strikeout effort.

Albright, Colton and Moskovits all had two hits as the Crimson struck for nine hits in the final three innings.

Harvard picked up where it left off in the nightcap, scoring four times in the first inning. A pair of bases loaded walks provided some of the damage while Colton plated two more runs with a two-out single up the middle.

Brown scored on an error in the bottom of the inning but Harvard got the run back in the second as Way doubled home Reynolds (double) with two outs. Moskovits kept a hot bat when, in the third, he launched a long homer high over the left field fence and Dillon O'Neill collected an RBI single to give the Crimson a 7-1 lead.

Brown scored two runs in both the third and fourth innings against another RBI from Way as the Crimson took am 8-5 lead into the fifth. In that inning, O'Neill came through with another two-out hit to score Albright (single) and Moskovits (walk). Albright plated another run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth for an 11-5 lead before Brown got back in the game thanks to a two-run homer from DiBiase.  

Reynolds upped the Harvard lead in the ninth as yet another two-out hit, this one a double, scored Colton who had singled earlier.

Colton had three hits in the nightcap, as did O'Neill and Reynolds while O'Hara and Way each had two hits. The Crimson out-hit Brown by a count of 16-13. Ben Sestanovich earned the win on the mound, going the last 5.1 innings of the game and scattering six hits.

Harvard will play on Tuesday afternoon in a home twinbill against Bryant starting at 2 p.m. The games were scheduled just this past Friday in a tune-up for the annual Beanpot first round on Wednesday when the Crimson will face Massachusetts in a 6:30 p.m. game at Lowell's LeLacheur Park.