CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (21-20, 11-9 Ivy) split its doubleheader with Dartmouth (17-21-1, 12-7-1 Ivy) today at O'Donnell Field. The Big Green narrowly took game one by a score of 6-5 before the Crimson came storming back on senior day for a convincing 11-3 win on the back end of the twin bill.
The back end of the batting order led the charge today, with batters five through nine combining for 14 of Harvard's 21 total hits on the day. Matt Rothenberg, Patrick Robinson and Hunter Bigge topped the roster with three hits and two RBI apiece while catchers Jake Allen and Devan Peterson were the most potent at the plate, Allen connecting on two of three at bats and Peterson notching hits on two of four attempts. In addition to his overall performance, Jake Allen recorded his first career home run, tying the score at five in the fourth inning of game one.
On the hill, Simon Rosenblum-Larson improved his season record to 4-2 through six innings. The junior posted 10 strikeouts, one short of his career high, and allowed just one earned run. Tag-teaming for game two was closer Kieran Shaw, who earned his fifth save of the year, holding batters to a .182 average in his three innings pitched. Buddy Hayward took the decision in game one, with Noah Zavolas and him combining for eight strikeouts while allowing four earned runs of Dartmouth's six total.
Next Up, Harvard will conclude the 2018 season with its final game against Dartmouth on Monday, May 14 at 1 p.m.