Baseball Tripped Up in Series Finale to South Florida, 14-2

Baseball Tripped Up in Series Finale to South Florida, 14-2

Harvard returns to the Northeast with a 7-7 record (Fran Ruchalski).

TAMPA, Fla. – Closing its spring break trip to the Sunshine State, Harvard baseball fell to South Florida on Sunday afternoon at USF Baseball Stadium, 14-2.

The Harvard offense tallied five hits in the game, led by a pair of doubles from sophomore Ben Skinner. Skinner and sophomore Devan Peterson drove in runs for the Crimson, while senior Drew Reid tallied both runs.

The Bulls jumped out to an early 8-0 lead after three frames, but Harvard put its first on the board after an RBI-double from Skinner. The shot to left field had home run distance, but was brought back into the park by the South Florida left fielder.

The Crimson scored its final run of the contest in the sixth after Peterson's single dropped into right field, allowing Reid to cross home. Skinner followed with his second double of the battle, but Harvard left both runners aboard.

South Florida tallied the final six runs of the day, closing the four-game series.

Harvard baseball returns to action with a four-game set at Army West Point March 25-26.