Sean Poppen ’16 and rising senior Nick Gruener, combined for eight victories, 96 strikeouts, and a 2.91 earned run average in 18 starts this season.
Despite not having a defined position and rotating between the third, fourth, and fifth spots in the Harvard order, Rothenberg had a breakout season in large part because of his offensive consistency. In addition to having 13 multi-hit games, the Boca Raton native reached base in 32 of the 38 games in which he appeared.
Forced to watch their opponents celebrate on Senior Day, the Harvard baseball team was left to rue its missed opportunities as its season came to an abrupt end.
Senior Sean Poppen is seen in action in the Crimson's 4-3 win over Brown on April 23. Over seven innings, he held the bears to just six hits and two runs over seven innings, and struck 10 players out. The pitchers have anchored the team over the last few games, leading the Crimson to nine wins in the past 15 games.
As the end of the season looms, the Harvard men’s baseball team (16-21, 8-8 Ivy) is hitting its stride. The Crimson won for the seventh time in nine games Tuesday at LeLacheur Park, defeating UMass Lowell (17-20), 9-4, in its final nonconference game of the season.
The Harvard baseball team took care of its business over the weekend to stay alive in Red Rolfe play. The Crimson took three of four from Brown to stay two games back of Yale as both teams head into a pair of decisive four-game series next weekend.
Despite its recent hot streak, the Crimson was unable to shake its midweek woes as Harvard fell to the Minutemen, 6-2, at the New England Baseball Complex in Northborough, Mass.
A furious comeback attempt by the Harvard baseball team came up short on Tuesday afternoon, as the Crimson fell to Boston College, 11-9, on a day in which fielders struggled to corral ground balls and pitchers struggled to get outs.
Freshman outfielder Ben Skinner makes a base hit in Harvard’s game against Penn over the weekend. The freshman has made an impact on the team in the last few games against its Ivy League foes. He tallied key base hits, runs, and RBIs in the team’s splits against the Lions and the Quakers.
Two extra-inning defeats condemned the Harvard baseball team (9-17, 2-6 Ivy) to an encouraging but somewhat heart-breaking weekend against Ancient Eight rivals Columbia and Penn. The Crimson won the opening game on both Saturday and Sunday but lost in 11 innings in the second half of each doubleheader.
The Harvard baseball team dropped its sixth straight contest on Wednesday afternoon as clutch hitting and strong pitching propelled Northeastern to a 3-2 victory over the Crimson in a Beanpot semifinal in Brookline. The win gave the Huskies (14-12, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association) a spot in the Beanpot championship game, to be played April 20.