Gruener was named to the All-Ivy League second team (Elan Kawesch).
PRINCETON, N.J. – Coming off its most successful season since 2010, Harvard baseball had four players earn All-Ivy League recognition, as announced by the league office on Thursday. Junior Nick Gruener led the way with a second team honor, while sophomores John Fallon and Matt Rothenberg and junior Josh Ellis were named honorable mention.
Gruener led the Ivy League with seven complete games, including five in conference play, going 5-4 overall with a 2.76 ERA en route to his second team selection. One of the top strikeout pitchers in the Ancient Eight, Gruener fanned 49 over 62 innings while allowing just nine walks on the season. The all-conference honor is the first of Gruener's career.
Fallon burst onto the scene as a sophomore, leading the Crimson with five home runs and 24 RBI. The third basemen finished fifth in the league in homers, while also adding nine doubles and scoring 20 runs. Fallon was honored as the conference Player of the Week on March 8, and the all-league selection is the first of his career.
Rothenberg posted a team-high .363 average and .444 on-base percentage to earn honorable mention status, ranking in the top-three in the Ivy League in both categories. The designated hitter led the Crimson with 45 hits and 13 doubles, while also drawing a team-high 18 walks. The award is the first of Rothenberg's career.
Serving as Harvard's everyday catcher, junior Josh Ellis earned honorable mention status after hitting .304 with seven extra-base hits and 13 RBI. Ellis swiped a team-high seven bases while fielding .995 behind the plate, helping to lead Harvard to a program record in fielding percentage (.970). The honor is the first of Ellis' career.
Harvard baseball posted a 17-24 overall record, including a 9-11 mark in Ivy League play.