After a 2-6 start to the season, the Harvard baseball team climbed briefly back to .500. Down in Clinton, S.C., the Crimson swept a four-game series at Presbyterian, with two of its victories coming in extra innings.
Despite a blowout loss to the Aggies on Sunday, the Crimson was able to split a doubleheader on Saturday, losing on a walk-off in the first game before a three-run ninth inning lifted the visitors to victory in the nightcap. Overall, the Crimson left New Mexico with three more losses in addition to a win.
Baseball teams across the nation are itching to get back on the diamond after the break, and the time has finally come. The Crimson and Bulldogs split Friday’s prolonged doubleheader before a drained Harvard squad lost both of Saturday’s games to drop the series.
Five Harvard baseball alumni who now occupy top spots in Major League Baseball front offices will return to Harvard for a question-and-answer panel Monday.
The Allston-based facility, to be completed by mid-March, will have five retractable batting cages and will be covered, allowing the teams to practice in inclement weather.
After an unspectacular freshman campaign, sophomore outfielder P.J. Robinson came back to lead the Harvard baseball team in practically every offensive category.