Baseball Falls to Army West Point, 8-3, in NCAA Regional Tune-Up

Baseball Falls to Army West Point, 8-3, in NCAA Regional Tune-Up

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Ivy League Champion Harvard Baseball team (27-14) fell to Army West Point (35-24), 8-3, at Dunkin' Donuts Park in a tune-up game prior to the start of NCAA Regionals. 

Senior Ben Skinner began things with a double down the left field line, then moving to third and eventually home on senior Patrick McColl's sacrifice fly. 

The Crimson held on to the 1-0 lead until the fifth inning, when Army added five runs on a string of hits. Harvard answered back with two of its own. Junior Hunter Bigge doubled to right center, scoring classmate Chad Minato in the sixth inning. In the following inning, Bigge reached on a fielder's choice, plating McColl from third. 

Harvard Highlights:

  • With two hits on the day, Patrick McColl surpasses the program record for single-season hits with a total of 69. The mark passes David Frost who had 67 hits during the 1998 season. 
  • Junior Jake Suddleson, McColl and Bigge all led the way for Harvard with two hits each contributing to the team's nine-hit performance.
  • The Crimson threw eight pitchers against Army, getting the bullpen ready for the NCAA Regional tournament next week. 
  • Senior starter Ian Miller began the first inning by striking out the side and finished with four scoreless innings, striking out five total batters.

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.