PRINCETON, N.J. – Harvard baseball junior Hunter Bigge has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week as announced by the conference today. Joining Bigge, sophomore Enzo Stefanoni also earned Pitcher of the Week honors. Bigge picked up his second award of the season, while Stefanoni registered his first. This is the fifth time Harvard has had an Ivy League Player of the Week this season and second with a Pitcher of the Week.
Bigge had a full weekend at the plate and on the mound. In game one of the series Saturday against Brown, Bigge pitched seven innings, allowing just four runs and striking out six. The ace earned the victory which clinched a berth into the Ivy League Championship Series. In game two of the doubleheader, the junior hit a three-run home run deep over the left field fence in the ninth inning to bring the team to within two. To close out the series, Bigge reached base safely five times, registering four hits and a walk, leading to the team's victory which clinched the Ivy League Championship.
Stefanoni ends the regular season with a scoreless-innings streak of ten. In game two of the series, the sophomore pitched 2.1 innings without allowing a hit or a run, striking out six of the seven batters he faced. On Monday, In the final game of the series, he pitched 2.2 innings giving up just one hit and striking out four. Stefanoni lowered his earned run average to 3.06 and finished the regular season 5-1 with 31 strikeouts over 38.2 innings.
After earning the Ivy League title, defeating Brown 7-2 in the final game of the regular season, the Crimson will host Columbia in the Ivy League Championship Series, beginning on May 18 at O'Donnell Field.