PRINCETON, N.J.– Harvard baseball junior Jake Suddleson has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week as announced by the conference today. Joining Suddleson, first-year Harrison Stovern also earned Rookie of the Week honors. Both earned their first conference awards of the season. This is the fourth time Harvard has had an Ivy League Player of the Week and the first time with a Rookie of the Week.
Suddleson had the last swing of the weekend, hitting a ball to the right center gap, scoring senior Patrick McColl from first to win the game in the 14th inning on Sunday. The junior dominated opposing pitching last week, registering multi-hit games in all four contests from this past week. He totaled ten hits, including a crucial three-run home run in the seventh inning of Sunday's game. Suddleson surpassed the program record for RBIs in a single-season with 52, snapping a record previously held by Andrew Huling from the 1999 season.
Stovern contributed as a vital bullpen arm this weekend. Beginning on Saturday in the team's second game, the first-year pitched two-thirds of an inning without allowing a run in the ninth to earn his first career save. The following day, Stovern pitched 2.2 innings, allowing just one hit to keep Harvard alive heading into extra innings.
Both Suddleson and Stovern will look to continue their success with the team's last non-conference test on Wednesday against Boston College, before finishing out the regular season on the road for a three-game series against Brown, beginning Saturday.