The Harvard baseball team (18-19 overall, 12-8 Ivy) can be happy it got out of Northeastern alive yesterday, but that's about all the enjoyment it will get from the proceedings in Brookline, Mass.
In a game that was called in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Huskies defeated the Crimson, 7-5.
The day started out with beautiful weather. Temperatures were in the high '80s.
Then the torrential rains and the lightning arrived with two outs in the bottom of the second inning. In all, there were four delays before the umpires finally decided to end the game.
Northeastern opened the scoring with a run in the first, but Harvard came back with five in the second, highlighted by freshman Mark Levy's two-RBI single to right.
The Huskies outdid the Crimson with a six-spot in the bottom of the second on a combination of hits and walks.
NOTEBOOK: On a happier note, junior Dave Morgan won the 1993 Charles H. Blair Bat, an award that is given to the player with the highest batting average in the Ivy League.
Morgan hit 470 in 20 league games, going 31-for-68.
He is the first Crimson player to win the Blair Bat since Mickey Maspons won in 1984 with a 491 batting average.
"It is definitely well deserved," Captain Mike Hill said. "He had a great year at the plate. I'm very happy for him."
Including non-league games, Morgan leads the Ivy League with eight homers and 24 RBIs. Hill is tops with 15 doubles and sophomore Scott Davidson leads the Ancient Eight with 48 strikeouts.
Yale Wins Ivy League Championships: Yale captured the first Ivy League Championship by sweeping Columbia, 17-7 and 11-1, last Saturday in Middletown, Conn.
The Bulldogs (31-7 overall, 16-4 Ivy) received an outstanding performance from senior Darryl Simchak, who had five hits, all for extra bases. Simchak notched a double, a triple, and hit three homers, scoring five runs and driving in nine.