Suddleson’s Three-Run Home Run Leads Baseball to 6-1 Victory Against Wofford

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Harvard baseball team (2-2) split the four-game series against Wofford (6-5), earning a 6-1 victory in the team's final game of the series Sunday. 

Senior Patrick McColl continued his strong start of the season for the Crimson, scoring the game's first run with a double to right field, scoring senior Trent Bryan

Harvard would add another run in the sixth inning thanks to a bases-loaded sacrifice fly from sophomore Buddy Mrowka, scoring senior Chase Aldridge from third. The Terriers would score the team's lone run of the game in the bottom half, making it 2-1 at the end of the sixth inning. 

Harvard made its biggest impact in the seventh inning, beginning with an Aldridge two-out single, which scored Bryan. Later in the inning, junior Jake Suddleson hit a three-run home run to left field, his first of the season, which gave the team a commanding 6-1 lead.  

On the mound for the Crimson, senior Kevin Stone earned the victory, pitching six innings, allowing just one run and striking out two. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • McColl continues to rake at the plate through the team's four games, leading the team with five RBIs, two home runs and an .882 slugging percentage. 
  • Suddleson also has made an impact in the middle part of the order, adding four RBIs, a home run and a triple.
  • Sophomore Chris McGrory and senior John MacLean came in for three total innings out of the bullpen, allowing just two hits to close out the game.
  • The Joseph O'Donnell '67 Head Coach for Harvard Baseball Bill Decker is just one win away from 100 wins as the head coach of the Harvard baseball team.

Up Next:
The Crimson will travel down south again next weekend, taking on Radford in a four-game series, beginning March 8 at 4 p.m. at Carter Memorial Stadium.