Baseball Stumbles in Series Finale Against Brown

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (16-17, 6-6 Ivy) stumbled in game three against Brown (8-22, 4-11 Ivy) this afternoon at O'Donnell Field. The Bears took a 7-3 victory after giving up both games to the Crimson yesterday. Patrick McColl stood out for the hosts, recording two hits, two runs and two RBI in addition to a team-high 11 putouts. 

Kevin Stone moved to 3-3 on the season from the pitching mound, throwing six innings today. Stone totaled three strikeouts and allowed two walks, six hits and three earned runs. John MacLean and Jack Mahala both made brief appearances on the hill before Enzo Stefanoni closed out the final 1.2 innings. Stefanoni faced six batters and tossed one, while allowing one hit and one earned run. 

Harvard 3, Brown 7 (9 Innings) 

After being shut down in back-to-back games on Saturday, the Bears made their presence known in the first inning when Cameron Deere singled up the middle, allowing Sam Grigo to score, unearned. 

The teams would go back and forth scoreless until the fifth inning when Sam Grigo struck again, blasting a three-run homer to right field, putting Brown up 4-0 

Each team would score a pair of runs in the seventh, led off by a ground out to first by Cameron Deere before a second tally was added on a wild pitch from John MacLean. When the Crimson came to the plate, Matt Rothenberg led off the inning with a double down the right field line. Two batters later, Patrick McColl sent a double to center, driving in Rothenberg to put Harvard on the board. Following McColl, Patrick Robinson posted another extra base hit, allowing McColl to reach. 

Brown would add one more in the ninth on a sacrifice fly from Sam Grigo to make it 7-2 before Patrick McColl took one back with a home run to right field, chipping the deficit to 7-3. 

What's Next?
Up next, Harvard will travel to Princeton to make up the twice rescheduled series. A doubleheader is set for Tuesday, April 24 at 11:30 a.m. and the teams will round out the series with a single game on Wednesday, April 25 at 1 p.m.