A single to centerfield from junior outfielder Jack Colton allowed junior outfielder Mike Martin to register a run in the sixth inning, but the offense lacked a final surge to close the scoring gap. Colton finished the day 2-for-3 at bat, along with junior first baseman Nick Saathoff. The first baseman also registered an RBI with a single through the right side in the first.
Five pitchers took the mound for the Crimson, with freshman Kevin Rex (L, 0-1) starting the day pitching two innings.
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After holding a two-run lead for three innings, the Crimson defense slipped, allowing seven runs against UConn in the sixth and seventh innings. The lead came after Harvard tallied three runs at the top of the third, but the Crimson remained scoreless for the remainder of the contest, which ended in a 9-4 loss.
“UConn could hit the ball pretty good—they were swinging,” Anderson said. “Half their lineup could hit pretty good balls. We played some pretty decent defense behind them. To be honest, I think that day things weren’t really falling our way.”
Junior outfielder Brandon Kregel grabbed a double and tallied two RBIs for Harvard in the third inning, with the other two runs being batted in by Colton. Also chipping in two stolen bags, sophomore infielder Mitch Klug helped progress the Crimson offense.
Starting on the mound for Harvard, senior pitcher Danny Moskovits forced three strikeouts over the course of five innings. Five additional Crimson pitchers saw mound time during the contest.
—Staff writer Kelley Guinn McArtor can be reached at email@example.com Follow her on Twitter @KGMCrimson.