Army Takes Pair of One-Run Wins in Baseball, 1-0 and 7-6 (10)

Jack Colton in action against Charlotte in a 2011 NCAA baseball game
Jack Colton in action against Charlotte in a 2011 NCAA baseball game

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Harvard lost a pair of one-run games again on Saturday as Army blanked the Crimson, 1-0, in the opener and scored a run in the bottom of the tenth inning for a 7-6 victory in the nightcap at Doubleday Field.

The Black Knights, who have won five straight games and 10 of their last 12 contests, improve to 15-6 on the season following this weekend's four-game sweep. Harvard, which has lost 11 games by two runs or fewer this year, falls to 1-16.

Army's Logan Lee (2-1) faced two over the minimum and allowed just a pair of singles en route to his second win of the year. The senior lefty got 16 outs via groundballs in the contest and only Carlton Bailey could solve him as the freshman had both of Harvard's hits.

Army, which also mustered just two hits in the opener, scored the only run it would need in the bottom of the third inning on a pair of walk, a wild pitch and an RBI single from Kevin McKague.

Andrew Ferreira (0-2) was the tough-luck loser for Harvard. The left-hander allowed just one run on two hits over 4.2 innings. He struck out four but also walked four batters and hit two others.

In the nightcap, Harvard jumped out to 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Jeff Reynolds singled with one out and later scored on Jack Colton's RBI single.

Army took a 5-1 lead after scoring twice in the bottom of the first and single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.

Harvard rallied to within 5-4 in the top of the sixth inning as the Crimson scored three runs on four hits. Kyle Larrow delivered the big blow, rapping a two-run single off Army reliever Taylor Goucher.

Army got one of those runs back in the bottom of the sixth on a fielder's choice ground out.

Harvard rallied to tie the score in the top of the eighth, though, as Jake McGuiggan ripped a two-run double down the left field line.

After a scoreless ninth inning, Army plated the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th. A leadoff single was followed by a sacrifice bunt. Then, after an intentional walk to load the bases, Mark McCants drove home Price by grounding out to second.

Matt Timoney (0-2) took the loss for the Crimson after yielding Army's extra inning run. Colton went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored to lead Harvard offensively in the nightcap. McGuiggan, meanwhile, was 1-for-3 with three runs batted in.