Bigge’s Strong Pitching Performance Splits Series With Seton Hall

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – The Harvard baseball team (6-4) earned a win in its second game of its spring break trip, taking down Seton Hall (3-12), 6-2, Saturday afternoon in Port Charlotte, Florida. The second game of the team's doubleheader against Saint Joseph's was cancelled due to rain. 

Seton Hall struck first with a run in the first inning. The Pirates' only lead of the game did not last long as first-year Logan Bravo dropped a bunt in the second inning, reaching base on an error and scoring senior Devan Peterson, courtesy of another error by Seton Hall. Harvard would gain the advantage later in the inning with an RBI double from senior Trent Bryan.

The Crimson would continue to hold the one-run advantage until the bottom of the fourth, when a deep sacrifice fly from sophomore Quinn Hoffman scored senior Chad Minato from third. The inning continued with first-year Hunter Baldwin knocking in his fellow classmate Bravo, followed by senior Patrick McColl's double, which scored Baldwin to make the score 5-1.

Harvard Highlights:

  • Junior Hunter Bigge pitched a strong seven inning performance, striking out six batters and allowing just three hits.
  • First-year Hunter Baldwin has five hits in his past two games, marking his first collegiate multi-hit games.
  • The reigning back-to-back Ivy League Player of the Week, Patrick McColl, has hit safely in nine of the team's ten games so far this season. 
  • Senior John MacLean has yet to allow an earned run out of the bullpen in 4.1 innings, adding five strikeouts. He pitched two innings in today's game against Seton Hall without allowing a hit. 

Up Next: 
The Crimson will now just play one game against  Saint Joseph's, Sunday at 10 a.m. in Port Charlotte, Florida. Buddy Hayward will take the mound for Harvard.