Baseball’s Streak Stopped at Davidson

Baseball’s Streak Stopped at Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Harvard baseball's four-game win streak was ended on Tuesday night at Davidson (10-6) by a 13-3 decision. The Crimson slips to 6-7 overall on the season, with its next contest scheduled for tomorrow at South Carolina. In tonight's contest, the Wildcats out-hit the Crimson 10-4 and its pitching staff struck out 10 batters to Harvard's seven. 

Buddy Mrowka and Chase Aldridge led the Crimson going one-for-one at bat. In the top of the ninth, Chase Aldridge stepped up to the plate, hitting Harvard's only extra base hit of the game and driving in the Crimson's third run of the game.  Devan Peterson and Austin Black also tallied hits in the nine-inning affair. 

Five pitchers made appearances at the mound, Kieran Shaw throwing for four while JT Bernard, Jaren Zinn, Chris McGrory and Enzo Stefanoni shared the remaining time. In his second career outing, rookie Chris McGrory tossed two batters in one inning pitched and allowed just one hit. 

Harvard 3, Davidson 13 (9 Innings)
Harvard took a big blow early, when Davidson's Eric Jones banged a homer to send in three runs in the bottom of the first. 

The Wildcats extended their lead on a sacrifice fly from Cam Johnson in the bottom of the second. 

Through the fourth and fifth innings, the Wildcats would add five more unanswered runs, courtesy of an Alec Acosta home run in the fourth and back-to-back scores on a ground out and wild pitch in the fifth 

Harvard would put its first mark on the scoreboard in the sixth off a wild pitch from J. Lacagnina that allowed Matt Rothenberg to score. A batter later, Buddy Mrowka gave the Crimson another run when Patrick McColl sent a sacrifice fly to center field, putting the score at 2-9 heading into the back end of the inning.

Davidson continued to charge ahead in the bottom of the sixth, adding four more runs to its game total.

Neither team would score in the seventh or eighth before Trent Bryan added a lone run in the ninth on a Chase Aldridge double. 

What's Next?
After its mid-week trip north of the border, the Crimson will head to Columbia, S.C. to take on South Carolina before wrapping up the trip with four games at Furman.