Baseball’s Five-Game Win Streak Ends, Falling to Radford, 13-7

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

RADFORD, Va. – The Harvard baseball team (5-3) dropped its series finale against Radford (4-10), 13-7, Sunday at Carter Memorial Stadium. 

Harvad began the game with an early lead, adding four runs in the first inning. Junior Jake Suddleson continued to swing a hot bat, singling in classmate Quinn Hoffman from third. Sophomore Matt Thomas added his second home run of the series, scoring Suddleson and senior Patrick McColl.

After three runs in the third for Radford, senior Ben Skinner reached on a fielder's choice, which brought fellow senior Trent Bryan around to score. Hoffman added another hit, which brought the score to 6-3 in the fourth inning.

Radford's run brigade began in the fifth inning, scoring runs in innings four through seven to take a commanding lead.

Harvard Highlights:

  • After yesterday's home run, Thomas registered his second career hit Sunday by hitting another big fly.
  • Suddleson continues to rake at the clean-up spot, batting .400 (12-30) with two home runs and a team-leading 10 RBIs.
  • Hoffman led the way with three hits and an RBI, batting second for Harvard. 
  • The Crimson conclude the road-trip taking three-out-of-four from the Highlanders.

Up Next:
Harvard will begin its spring break trip to the Snowbird Classic in Port Charlotte, Florida. The team will have five games over the week, starting on March 15 at 1:30 p.m. against Seton Hall.