When you know you have a good team, just put your head down and go to work. The Bad Boys, out of Cambridge, Mass., know it best. The baseball team took two of three from the visiting Brown squad last weekend, evening its division record.
No shortage of confidence could be found on the squad as the Bad Boys of Boston drove down to West Haven, Conn., last Friday to take on conference leader Yale, and the three-game tilt started off with a bang.
With an 8-6 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon, the Crimson (13-14, 3-3 Ivy League) lifted the silver trophy coveted annually by four Boston-area schools—Boston College, UMass, Northeastern, and Harvard.
After 23 games on the road, the Harvard baseball team finally returned home last weekend, playing games at O’Donnell Field in Cambridge for the first time in 2018. The home confines and a bleacher full of Crimson fans must have done good things for the players, as Harvard took a series from Penn for the first time since 2010.
It took extra innings, an extra day due to a weather delay, and a great deal of resilience, but the Harvard baseball team is back in the Beanpot final. Junior outfielder P.J. Robinson socked a three-run homer in the eleventh to finish off the Eagles.
Rain across the Northeast on Tuesday afternoon forced the Harvard baseball and softball teams to postpone their midweek tilts against Boston College and Boston University, respectively, continuing a trend of several game cancellations and postponements for both squads.
Harvard ignited its confidence with an 11-6 Ivy-opening victory against the Lions on Saturday afternoon but couldn’t sustain the momentum, dropping 7-1 and 9-6 decisions on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
The Harvard baseball team’s busy Spring Break concluded with a flurry of games in the Carolinas, as the Crimson visited Davidson and South Carolina for one-game series before traveling to Furman for four more.
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.
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.
It’s hard to say that the Crimson has sky-high expectations for this spring, but it’s also hard to say that the team doesn’t expect to build upon the upwards trajectory that has been years in the making.