Baseball Looks To Capture Its Fourth-Straight Conference Series, Hosting Cornell

Photo: Gil Talbot
Photo: Gil Talbot

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (16-7, 6-3 Ivy) will look to continue its strong conference play, hosting Cornell (7-17, 2-7 Ivy) for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader, Saturday, at O'Donnell Field at 12:00 p.m. The teams will close out the series on Sunday with a 12 p.m. first pitch. All three games will be broadcast on ESPN+.

How to Follow:

Broadcast (ESPN+) - Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

Live Stats - Game 1 | Game 2 | Game 3

Twitter - @HarvardBaseball

Instagram - @HarvardBaseball

Probable Starters:

RHP Hunter Bigge (34.2 IP, 3-1, 40 K)  vs. RHP Colby Watt (40.2 IP, 2-3, 27 K) 

RHP Buddy Hayward (35.2 IP, 3-1, 38 K) vs. RHP Jonathan Zacharias (24.2 IP, 0-2, 21 K)

RHP Ian Miller (29 IP, 2-1, 25 K) vs. RHP Jeb Bemiss (17.2 IP, 1-1, 19 K)

What to Know:

  • The Crimson sits atop the Ivy League with a 6-3 record, while Cornell rounds out the bottom of the league with a 2-7 record. 
  • Senior Pat McColl improved his batting average over the weekend to .459, regaining his lead in the nation in the category. Additionally, the senior topped off a nine run ninth inning with a walk-off grand slam last Saturday against Yale.
  • Junior Chad Minato continues to ride a 16-game hit streak, which is good for fifth in program history. The highest mark in the program's storied history is 21, set by Brian Ralph in 1998 and Ethan Ferreira in 2015. 
  • Sophomore Buddy Hayward will pitch in the second game of the series and will look to follow up last week's performance, pitching six scoreless innings and allowing just three hits to Yale, striking out eight.
  • Junior Kieran Shaw has registered 10 saves on the season, making him one save away from tying the Ivy League record in a season. The mark set a new program record for single-season saves.  

Up Next:
Harvard will prepare for the Beanpot Championship against Massachusetts at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 17. The game will be played following the 2 p.m. start of the consolation game. Tickets are just $10 with net ticket proceeds benefiting the Pete Frates #3 Fund. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN+.