The Crimson will hit the road next weekend after a solid 2-2 start to the year. (Gil Talbot)
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Harvard baseball team fell to Wofford, 7-0, in the series finale on Sunday. The Crimson moves to 2-2 after its opening weekend in South Carolina, while Wofford improves to 9-3 on the year.
Harvard managed three hits off the Terriers, thanks to baseknocks from Matt Hink, Steve Dill and Matt Rothenburg. The Wofford bats came alive after being stifled by the Crimson staff yesterday, connecting for nine hits to produce their seven runs, led by Matt Ramsay's 3-for-4 day at the plate.
The Crimson spread out its bullpen as seven different pitchers saw time on the hill, and combined for 10 strikeouts. Nick Scahill earned the start on the bump, but only lasted 2.2 innings after giving up three earned on five hits. Scahill did manage to fan five batters in his appearance, however, while walking just two. Wofford's Adam Scott went the distance, giving up just three hits over nine, walking a pair of Crimson and striking out four to earn the complete-game victory.
Harvard nearly made it 1-0 in its favor early, as Mitch Klug eventually came around to third in the top of the second, but Miller got Dill to go swinging and Jack Colton to line out to end the threat. In the bottom of the third, Wofford added a pair of two-out runs after Scahill got the first two Terriers to strike out. Carson Waln singled home Kody Ruedisili, before James Plaisted stole home on a double-steal.
The Terriers added two scores in the bottom of the sixth, and two more in the bottom of the eighth to seal the deal, handing Harvard just its second loss on the young season.
Harvard now looks ahead to its four-game series at Mercer in Macon, Georgia next weekend.