Although the Eagles managed a run in the top of the ninth, Harvard would hang on to defeat its crosstown rival, 6-5, in the first round of the Beanpot at O’Donnell Field Wednesday afternoon.
The Crimson allowed at least seven runs in every contest against Penn and Columbia and committed a combined 11 errors, leading to 13 unearned runs.
When Harvard hosts Penn at O’Donnell Field this Saturday, the Crimson will compete at home for the first time all season. If Coach Bill Decker has his way, in a few years, the trip to Cambridge will not be one that opponents enjoy making.
The Crimson started the series on a high note, riding strong pitching and consistent offense to a 5-1 win. But Harvard could not build on the momentum, as the Black Knights earned victories in the following two contests.
Despite dropping Saturday’s doubleheader, the Harvard baseball team had the last word on Monday, scoring seven runs in two big innings to secure a win against its Big Ten opponent.
Harvard (1-7) earned its first W of the season over Lamar (11-6) in Beaumont, Texas, with a clean 4-0 victory Friday night. But the team’s struggles in close games continued, as the Crimson dropped a pair of one-run contests on Saturday and fell, 10-3, in the final game of the series on Sunday.
The seniors on the Harvard men’s basketball team (24-4, 11-1 Ivy) took to the floor at Lavietes Pavilion for the last time Saturday night, but they asserted their ownership of the gym before they left.
If the Harvard wrestling team had a chance at knocking off No. 6 Cornell, everything needed to go its way.
Last season, the Harvard men’s squash team took its undefeated record to Princeton, New Jersey, only to suffer a 5-4 defeat at the hands of the then top-ranked Tigers. But in this season’s edition of the rivalry, the end result was very different.
Nothing else seems to indicate that Harvard’s run at the top of the Ivy League—and its taming of its biggest rivals—will end anytime soon.
The storied rivalry will continue this Saturday when Harvard (8-1, 5-1 Ivy) travels to New Haven for the 130th rendition of The Game. Just like last year, the Crimson is the better team, currently in second place in the Ancient Eight and one play away from an undefeated record.
Upon coming to Harvard, Zorn and Hamblin expected to contribute heavily to the Crimson’s success. That’s exactly what they have done—but not exactly how they might have expected.
Five minutes into the third quarter, sophomore running back Paul Stanton capped an effortless, 76-yard drive by punching in his second touchdown of the day. The scoreboard read Harvard 38, Penn 0. It was your classic laugher. But from that point on, nothing went right for the Harvard football team.
But even though the matchup may lack the high stakes characteristic of previous years, the rivalry between the two traditional conference powerhouses will rage on in the Crimson’s last home game of the season.
The Harvard football team's offense eventually slowed, but the Crimson still breezed by Columbia.