Noah Zavolas’ No-Hitter Takes Down League Leader Yale in Game One

Noah Zavolas’ No-Hitter Takes Down League Leader Yale in Game One

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Harvard baseball team (14-14, 4-3 Ivy) took down a 7-2 Ivy League leading Yale program on the arm of Noah Zavolas who threw a complete game and the Crimson's first no-hitter since 2001 tonight at Yale Field. Zavolas notched a career-high 12 strikeouts in the process. 

Buddy Mrowka led the Crimson at bat, going two-for-three while also adding an RBI to his stat line. Patrick Robinson, Jake Allen and Jake Suddleson also posted two hits apiece, contributing to Harvard's 10 total hits tonight. 

Harvard 4, Yale 0 (9 Innings) 

After a three up, three down inning for both teams in the first, Jake Suddleson led off the second with a double to put himself in scoring position. Followed by back-to-back singles from Austin Black and Hunter Bigge, Suddleson was able to reach and put the Crimson on the board 1-0. 

Black and Bigge would run the bases and score late in the first off a Buddy Mrowka single and a Ben Skinner ground out to make it 3-0 Harvard. 

After Yale went three up, three down for the sixth inning in a row, Patrick Robinson, Jake Suddleson and Austin Black combined efforts to extend the Crimson's lead to four runs. 

Yale would continue to roll three up, three down until the bottom of the eighth when the first Eli runner reached on an error. Hunter Bigge and Noah Zavolas quickly took care of batters two and three, sending the game to the final inning. 

With more than 110 on his pitch count, Noah Zavolas struck out the first two batters in the bottom of the ninth, before allowing his first walk of the game. The senior bounced back to strikeout the final batter, earning his fourth win of the season and Harvard's first no-hit game since Ben Crockett on April 29, 2001. 

What's Next?
Up next, Harvard will return to Yale Field tomorrow, April 14 for a doubleheader scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.