Harvard Baseball Falls at No. 7 Arizona

Kyle Larrow in action against Yale on April 24, 2011 Buy Now
Kyle Larrow in action against Yale on April 24, 2011

TUCSON, Ariz. - The seventh-ranked Arizona baseball team completed a three-game series sweep of visiting Harvard with a 13-2 victory at Hi Corbett Field on Sunday afternoon.

UA starter James Farris improved his record to 2-1 with a solid seven-plus innings on the mound. The right-hander allowed two earned runs and scattered six hits, while racking up six strikeouts against one walk.

Arizona (8-2) had 13 base hits in the game, led by Johnny Field's three hits.

Harvard (0-3) committed six errors to aid the Wildcats, particularly in the early stages. Crimson starter Jacob Kremers (0-1) pitched three innings and surrendered three runs - all unearned - on three hits allowed. Kremers, who suffered the loss, was replaced by Tanner Anderson, who gave up five runs on four hits, but was charged only one earned run. Altogether, seven of the first eight runs allowed by the Crimson were unearned.

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning, UA posted single runs in the third and fourth innings, respectively. With a 4-1 advantage, the Wildcats broke the game open with four runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings, before capping the scoring with a lone run in the eighth frame.

The Crimson mounted their biggest threat in the second inning, but was unable to take advantage of a bases-loaded, no-out situation. Farris settled down and induced a run-scoring groundout, a strikeout and a pickoff to escape the jam with no more than one run scoring.

Jack Colton and Kyle Larrow each had two hits to pace Harvard's nine-hit attack.