Baseball's Three Home Runs Not Enough Against Seton Hall

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

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. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • 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. 

Up Next:
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.