Harvard, Brown Split Ivy Baseball Twinbill

Jeff Reynolds turns a double play against Brown in a 6-5 victory of an Ivy League baseball game in Cambridge, Mass. (Gil Talbot) Buy Now
Jeff Reynolds turns a double play against Brown in a 6-5 victory of an Ivy League baseball game in Cambridge, Mass. (Gil Talbot)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Harvard and Brown split an Ivy League baseball doubleheader at O'Donnell Field on Saturday. Senior Marcus Way gave the Crimson a 6-5 victory in game one with his walk off solo homer in the seventh inning. Game two saw the teams combined for 41 hits with Brown pulling away, 22-9.

Harvard (11-27, 7-9 Ivy) now sits 4.0 games behind first place Dartmouth (11-5 Ivy) after the Big Green swept the series from visiting Yale this week in four close games. Harvard must now sweep Dartmouth next weekend in a home-and-home series to tie for the Rolfe Division title.

Brown move to 8-29, 5-11 Ivy and ends its eight-game losing streak in the process.

In game one, Way led off the seventh inning against David St. Lawrence (L, 1-3) and sent a towering homer over the deep right field fence to finish a 3-for-3 day with two RBI. Way also doubled off the top of the right-center field fence in the first inning and stole home on a double steal in the third inning after leading off with a single.  

Red-hot Jake McGuiggan had three more hits with a pair of doubles while Jeff Reynolds also stayed hot with two hits and a walk.

Sophomore captain Andrew Ferreira (W, 2-4) came out of the bullpen and was virtually unhittable in earning the relief victory. The lefty allowed just one single while striking out five in bringing his season total to 33 strikeouts in just 25.0 innings. He has allowed just two singles while not allowing a run over his last five outings covering 7.2 innings.     

Game two got away quickly as Brown scored seven unearned runs in the fourth and fifth innings to claim a 17-5 lead at that point. Harvard stuck around and got within 17-9 before the bullpen ran out of gas.

Reynolds had three more hits while Mike Martin was 2-for-4 with four RBI including a long three-run homer in the second inning. Robert Wineski was 2-for-4 with a double, Kyle Larrow was 2-for-3 with a walk and Jack Colton added a solo homer.

Graham Tyler led the Bears with five hits in seven at bats and eight different players had a multiple-hit showings as the Crimson used seven pitchers.