Baseball's Princeton Series Shifted Due to Weather

Photo: John Byrum
Photo: John Byrum
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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+.

How to Follow: 

ESPN+ - Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

Live Stats – Game 1Game 2Game 3

Twitter - @HarvardBaseball 

Instagram - @HarvardBaseball

Probable Starters:

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.

Up Next:
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.