CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (18-8, 8-4 Ivy) will look to capture its second-consecutive Beanpot Championship, taking on Massachusetts (10-17, 5-7 A10) at Fenway Park on Wednesday, April 17. The game is set to begin 45 minutes following the end of the first game, which begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are still available, with all net proceeds benefiting the Pete Frates #3 Fund. Both games will air on ESPN+.
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What to Know:
- The Crimson earned the Beanpot Championship last season, defeating Northeastern, 8-6, after trailing, 6-0.
- A victory would tie the Crimson with Massachusetts and Northeastern with six Beanpot title victories (6). Boston College leads the way with 13 titles.
- Harvard took down Northeastern, 4-3, in the first round of the Beanpot on April 2 at Boston College. The team allowed just one hit to the Terriers in the contest.
- Junior Kieran Shaw is currently tied for the Ivy League record in saves with 11. He also is second in the nation with the mark.
- Senior Patrick McColl is fifth in the nation with a .443 batting average. The hot-hitting senior is fifth nationally in slugging percentage (.849). Both numbers lead the Ivy League.
- All ticket net-proceeds go to the Pete Frates #3, named after the former Division I college athlete who was captain of the Boston College baseball team and diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.
Harvard will hit the road following the mid-week matchup, taking on Dartmouth in a three-game series, beginning with a Saturday doubleheader, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and broadcast on ESPN+.