PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Harvard baseball team (5-4) dropped its first game of the team's spring break trip, falling to Seton Hall (3-11), 7-4, Friday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida.
The Pirates struck first in the bottom of the first, but Ian Miller limited the damage with a strikeout to end the inning. The Crimson would respond in the next inning, when junior Hunter Bigge tied things up with a deep fly to left-center.
Seton Hall ended the third inning with two runs of its own to push the lead to 3-1. The Crimson answered back in fourth inning, courtesy of senior Chase Aldridge's first home run of the season, tying the score at 3-3.
The Pirates continued to add runs in the fifth and seventh innings, before junior Jake Suddleson stroked a deep fly to left-center for his third home run of the season. Seton Hall would add one more run in the eighth, earning the victory by a score of 7-4.
- Suddleson continues to impress in the middle of the lineup, with three home runs and a team-leading 11 RBIs.
- Aldridge and Bigge added their first home runs of the season. Bigge will toe the rubber in the team's second game against Seton Hall tomorrow.
- Sophomore Enzo Stefanoni pitched five innings in relief, allowing just three hits and one run.
Harvard will set out for revenge Saturday against Seton Hall at 10 a.m., followed by the first of two games against Saint Joseph's at 1:30 p.m.