Baseball Falls to Northeastern, 3-2, in First Round of Beanpot

Baseball Falls to Northeastern, 3-2, in First Round of Beanpot

Fallon, Bryan drove in runs for the Crimson (Jim Pierce).

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Opening the 2016 Beanpot at Friedman Diamond due to a change in venue, Harvard baseball fell 3-2 to Northeastern on Wednesday.

The Harvard (7-15) offense managed six hits against the Huskies (14-12), with freshman Ben Skinner and sophomore Matt Rothenberg each netting a double to lead the way. Junior Drew Reid had a team-high two hits, while sophomore John Fallon and freshman Trent Bryan drove in runs. Fallon and Rothenberg extended their hitting streaks to six games, and Fallon has now reached base successfully in each of the last 15 contests.

Freshman Simon Rosenblum-Larson got the start on the mound, throwing four innings with six strikeouts and no walks. Seniors TJ Laurisch and Shaun Rubin came on for the final four innings, and held the Huskies without a run.

Northeastern got out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the second after an RBI triple, but the Crimson tied the score an inning later after a pair of RBI singles. Following a walk and error to start the inning, Bryan singled down the line in right field to plate Reid. Fallon pushed an RBI single to right field the next play to score Bryan and tie the game.

An RBI single in the top of the fifth helped Northeastern regain control, 3-2, and the Huskies held on through the final four frames to advance to the Beanpot finale.

Harvard resumes Ivy League play with back-to-back doubleheaders this weekend, April 9-10, against Columbia and Penn. Both series will be broadcast on the Ivy League Digital Network.