CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (11-5, 2-1 Ivy) resumes Ivy League play, hosting Princeton (4-13, 1-2 Ivy). Due to expected rain, the sunday game has been moved to Friday at 3 p.m., followed by a Saturday doubleheader beginning at 11:30 a.m. All three games will be at O'Donnell Field and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
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Hunter Bigge (2-1, 20.1 IP, 24 SO) vs. James Proctor (1-2, 17.1 IP, 24 SO)
Buddy Hayward (2-1, 22.1 IP, 19 SO) vs. Ryan Smith (2-1, 24.1 IP, 29 SO)
Ian Miller (2-0, 20.1 IP, 15 SO) vs. Andrew Gnazzo (1-3, 23.1 IP, 25 SO)
What to Know:
- The Crimson is led by senior Patrick McColl who leads the country with his .507 batting average and also ranks third in the nation with a .944 slugging percentage. McColl currently holds a seven-game multi-hit streak and leads the team with six home runs.
- Junior Jake Suddleson continues to serve as strong protection behind the hot-hitting McColl. The junior is hitting with a .381 average, five home runs and 22 RBIs.
- On the mound, the rotation is led by senior Ian Miller, who's pitched 20.1 innings with a record of 2-0, striking out 15 batters with a 4.87 ERA.
- Junior Hunter Bigge has also added two wins as a starting pitcher and leads the team with 24 strikeouts.
- Junior closer Kieran Shaw is a perfect seven-for-seven in save opportunities, which is a Harvard Baseball single-season record. He's struck out 11 batters without letting up an earned run.
Following the weekend series, the team will prepare for the first round of the Beanpot, facing off against Northeastern on April 2 at 6 p.m. The game will be played at Boston College, with the consolation and championship games played at Fenway Park on April 17.