Baseball Readies for NCAA Regionals; Adds Game Against Army West Point

Photo: Stephen Ong - Sideline Photos
Photo: Stephen Ong - Sideline Photos

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Ivy League Champion Harvard baseball team (27-13, 14-7 Ivy) added a game against the Patriot League Champion Army West Point (34-24, 15-10 Patriot), Thursday, May 23 at Dunkin' Donuts Park in Hartford, Connecticut at 11 a.m. 

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What to Know:

  • The added game will assist in both teams' preparations for the NCAA Regionals tournament. Harvard earned the automatic qualifier by sweeping Columbia in the Ivy League Playoff Series, while Army defeated Navy in the Patriot League Championship. 
  • The Crimson earned the Ivy League title with a 7-2 victory at Brown on May 6. 
  • Junior Hunter Bigge played a large part in the team's first win of the series, pitching a complete game and allowing just one run on four hits. The junior also hit a crucial home run to break the scoreless tie.
  • In the team's second game, senior Patrick McColl hit a three-run home run, helping the team come back from an early 4-0 deficit. Then, in the 11th inning, McColl hit a two-RBI double to win the game.
  • Junior Kieran Shaw, who holds the Ivy League single-season record with 13 saves, pitched the final three innings of relief and earned the win in game two of the Ivy League Playoff Series. 
  • Junior Jake Suddleson, who set a program record for single-season RBIs, ends the Ivy League season with league-leading conference numbers including hits (37), home runs (eight), RBIs (36) and on base percentage (.758).

Up Next:
The Crimson will await its destination from the NCAA Selection Committee, with the selection show airing on Monday May 27, at noon on ESPNU. The team will then play the following weekend.