Baseball Powers By UMass Lowell, 8-4

Baseball Powers By UMass Lowell, 8-4

LOWELL, Mass. – The Harvard baseball team (21-10, 10-5 Ivy) used home runs from seniors Devan Peterson and Patrick McColl to power by UMass Lowell, 8-4, Wednesday night at LeLacheur Park. 

Despite UMass Lowell striking first with a RBI single in second inning, the Crimson captured the lead in the third inning and would never relinquish it. Harvard began its scoring with a sacrifice fly by junior Jake Suddleson, scoring first-year Hunter Baldwin from third. McColl advanced home on a balk to gain the lead in the next at bat.

The Crimson doubled its score the following inning, thanks to Peterson's two-run home run over the short porch in right field. In the sixth inning, senior Ben Skinner doubled to left field, scoring first-year Logan Bravo and sophomore pinch-runner Buddy Mrowka. McColl added a deep home run to right field in the seventh inning. Senior Trent Bryan rounded out the Harvard scoring with a ninth-inning single through the left side, scoring sophomore Tommy Seidl

Harvard Highlights:

  • With two home runs on the game, the team set a new program record for home runs in a season with 38. The team surpassed the 2003 team, which hit 37 home runs.
  • McColl hit his team-leading 11th home run of the season, tying him with Schuyler Mann (2004) for second in program history for home runs in a single season.
  • The Crimson used six pitchers in the victory, ending with Kieran Shaw's 13th save of the season, improving on his Ivy League record for saves in a season. 
  • Sophomore Jack Mahala struck out the side in order in the sixth inning. 

Up Next:
The Crimson returns home for a series against Columbia, the top team in the Ivy League. The series begins on Saturday, April 27 with a doubleheader beginning at 12:00 p.m. All three games will be broadcast on ESPN+.