Harvard looks to make it two in a row over Boston College. (Gil Talbot)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team remains out of conference this week as the Crimson (16-16, 5-7 Ivy) travels across the city to take on the Boston College Eagles (16-18, 6-11 ACC) at 3 p.m. Wednesday.
Keeping up with the Crimson
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Ivy League Digital Network
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Weather permitting, every Harvard home game during the 2015 season will be streamed live and in HD from O'Donnell Field.
A Glance at the Crimson
Last time out, Harvard dropped a tough decision at UMass to earn a spot in the Beanpot consolation game. The Crimson jumped out to a 3-0 lead, and held a 5-4 lead in the sixth, but ultimately fell to the Minutemen, 6-5.
On the season, John Fallon (.383) and Jake McGuiggan (.371) bring consistent success to the table offensively, as does Ethan Ferreira (.364). Ferreira leads the team with 26 RBI this season, and 17 of his 43 hits have been for extra bases, including his team-best four home runs. The senior co-captain also leads the squad in runs scored (23), along with Mike Martin; Martin is hitting .270 with 15 RBI and 17 stolen bases.
On the mound, Ian Miller looks to get the starting nod. The freshman is 1-0 on the year in 11 appearances, including a dominant performance versus Holy Cross, where he retired 13 consecutive batters. Miller has struck out seven over 15.1 strong innings of work.
A Look at Boston College
The Eagles enter the Wednesday showdown at 16-18 on the year, having gone 7-3 at home – though just 1-0 at Shea Field. After starting 6-14 on the year, BC rattled off a strong of five consecutive wins, going 7-2 over nine games in the middle of the year, including a 22-1 trouncing of Northeastern and a three-game sweep at Duke.
Leading the Eagles are a trio of batters in Chris Shaw (.339), Logan Hoggarth (.313) and Michael Strem (.313). Shaw by far-and-away leads the club with 41 RBI, 24 more than any other bat, coming on 11 home runs.
Harvard finally returns home after six games away to host Yale for another crucial Red Rolfe battle. The Crimson and Bulldogs will start things off on Saturday at 1 p.m.