Baseball season turned into awards season for Harvard yesterday.
The Crimson, whose spring came to an abrupt end with a two-game Ivy League Championship sweep by Princeton on Saturday, had five players selected to the All-Ivy First Team—four more than the Tigers and one more than any other team in the league.
The eight Ivy League coaches who voted on the awards also named Harvard sophomore Shawn Haviland Ivy League Pitcher of the Year.
Freshman Adam Cole, No. 2 in the Crimson rotation this year behind Haviland, was honored as one of the league’s Co-Rookies of the Year. Brown outfielder Stephen Daniels split the award with Cole.
Yale first baseman Marc Sawyer was named Ivy League Player of the Year, beating Harvard first baseman Josh Klimkiewicz and Brown infielder Jeff Dietz, his likely challengers for the award.
Klimkiewicz and Dietz were both named to the first team. It was the first such honor for Klimkiewicz in his productive four-year career.
The five Harvard players named to the All-Ivy First Team are Haviland, whose ’06 profile included complete games in all five of his Ivy regular season starts and a 0.73 ERA; slugging sophomore third baseman Steffan Wilson, who was one of only two unanimous selections to the team; Klimkiewicz, the league’s most productive RBI man with 41 runs batted in; captain shortstop Morgan Brown; and sophomore centerfielder Matt Vance.
Senior rightfielder Lance Salsgiver was named to the All-Ivy Second Team.