Harvard Continues League Play, Facing Penn This Weekend

Harvard Continues League Play, Facing Penn This Weekend
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Last Meeting
Harvard vs. Penn
April 7-8
11:30 a.m. (DH) | 1 p.m.
O'Donnell Field
Saturday GM1 | Saturday GM2 | Sunday
Harvard leads, 115-72-1
L 7-4, (April 2, 2017)

The Harvard baseball team is set to continue league play this weekend with a three-game series against Penn. The Crimson will take on the Quakers in a doubleheader on Saturday, April 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. and will close out the season series on Sunday, April 8 with a single game slated for a 1 p.m. first pitch. Games will be played at O'Donnell Field.

Last Time Out
The Harvard baseball team earned a spot in its third Beanpot championship game in five years with a 7-4 win over the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday at Brighton Baseball Complex. In the 11th inning, Patrick Robinson bombed a three run home run to win the game for the Crimson, his second homer of the season and team-leading seventh extra base hit in 2018. Kieran Shaw earned his first win of the season and Grant Stone made his first career save, holding down the mound in the 11th. 

The contest marked Harvard's fifth extra-inning game of the season. Harvard has played three games to 10 innings, Wednesday's to 11 and one early in the season to 15. 

In Wednesday's matchup, Patrick McColl led the Crimson at the plate, going four-for-five with an .800 slugging percentage. In addition to Robinson's home run, Jake ForteBuddy Mrowka and Matt Rothenberg accounted for Harvard's three other RBI while its seventh score came on a wild pitch from the Eagles. 

Fans attending this weekend's games are advised that parking at the field will be $10 due to outside events occuring on Harvard's athletic campus.  

Scouting Harvard
In its opening Ivy series, Harvard went 1-2 against Columbia on 11-6, 1-7 and 6-9 decisions. Despite the score in game three, Harvard came back from a 6-1 deficit to tie the game in the top of the sixth, before the Lions notched three more on the back end to take the game. Patrick McColl has powered the offense with 23 RBI while Jake Suddleson leads the team with four home runs. McColl and Ben Skinner have each totaled seven extra base hits while Suddleson and Patrick Robinson each have six to their name. Defensively, McColl leads the team with 166 put outs and 18 double plays. On the pitching mound, Simon Rosenblum-Larson leads the team with 39 strikeouts and is averaging 10.97 strikeouts per nine innings. 

Scouting Penn
Penn will take the field for its third Ivy League series this weekend, having gone 2-3-1 in conference play to date. The Quakers most recently hosted Dartmouth, where a wild day two saw back-to-back games go 11 innings, Penn winning the first 8-7 and the second ending due to darkness with a 4-4 score. Penn fields a roster with 13 upperclassmen that have made an impact on the scoresheet. Junior Matt McGeagh leads the team with 23 RBI and 10 extra base hits, including five home runs. Senior Gabe Kleiman holds down the pitching mound for the Quakers, posting an ERA of 3.86 in 37.1 innings pitched with 36 strikeouts. 

Ivy League Network
The Ivy League Network returns for a fifth season as the home for all live streaming and on-demand video content for each of the conference's eight institutions. Broadcast in full HD and featuring a live score bug and play-by-play and color commentary, the Ivy League Network provides fans with unprecedented access to the Ancient Eight. 

Multiple subscription options are available to fans, including school-specific and league-wide passes. To learn more about the Ivy League Network or to sign-up today, click here, or download the Ivy League Network app!

What's Next?
Next up, Harvard will play for its fifth Beanpot title in program history on Tuesday, April 10 against Northeastern. Following the regional tournament, the Crimson will hit the road to take on Yale in New Haven April 14-15.