Despite the Harvard baseball team’s 1-13 start to the season, not all is lost with the Crimson able to ride the strong play of senior pitcher Max Perlman.
The 6-foot-7, 230-pound right-hander heads into the weekend with a 1.40 ERA and 19 strikeouts in just over 19 innings.
Perlman pointed out his offseason dedication as the key for his impressive start.
“[I] worked very hard in the offseason and had a good experience this past summer when I got to play with some guys that were very good and will definitely play professional baseball,” Perlman said. “I definitely learned from them.”
The snow might’ve belied the fact that yesterday was indeed the beginning of spring. And with the new season, much of the focus of the Ivy League sports scene transitions from the rinks and the courts to the fields and the courses. But, we haven’t quite wrapped up all of the winter sports yet, as one Ancient Eight team has some serious work left to do. So let’s kibitz in another edition of Around the Water Cooler.
Of course, the Princeton men’s basketball team went to the Big Dance after beating Harvard in a one-game playoff. Then, the Tigers got a taste of karma in the first round, losing to Kentucky 59-57. While the women’s side didn’t get nearly the same coverage, the Princeton team also punched its ticket to the tournament by winning the Ivy League crown. But once more, the Tigers failed to make it past the opening game, falling to fifth-seed Georgetown, 65-49.
Though football season passed months ago, the Harvard football team’s work is still not done. In addition to bruising and beating down its opponents on the field, the team also works hard for the community. This Friday, March 25th, the team will be holding a blood drive to help the American Red Cross with its efforts to save those in need.
The Ivy League may have earned a double-digit seed in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but the Ancient Eight did better than that in the men’s hockey equivalent.
Yale (27-6-1, 17-4-1 ECAC) earned the No. 1 overall seed after capturing the ECAC title on Saturday, beating Colgate by a resounding 6-0 score.
The Bulldogs had little difficulty closing out the ECAC playoffs, rolling through Colgate twice, St. Lawrence, and the Big Red by a combined score of 19-2.
Crimson FM Chair Mark J. Chiusano offers the fan's perspective on last Saturday's loss to Princeton.
When the game is over they get a ladder over to the far hoop so that Princeton can cut the net. First they lower the hoop from behind to attach an Ivy League Banner to the top. You’d think they’d cut the net there where it’s easy, but they raise it back up again and put the orange ladder underneath. Someone says, from behind me, “I’m not staying to watch them cut the fucking thing.” I find myself guilty to be thinking if my pose looks snapshot-worthy of the fan in defeat.