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Despite hurling a complete game, senior lefthander Eric Eadington could not keep Harvard in the game, surrendering three runs in the final two innings en route to Dartmouth’s 4-1 win.
The Big Green jumped out to a lead in the third, as Dartmouth’s lead-off hitter and shortstop Joe Sclafani drove in the game’s first run on an RBI groundout.
After another inning and a half of scoreless play, Big Green left fielder Sam Bean knocked a homer off of Eadington to right-center field, giving Dartmouth a three-run lead.
Harvard finally got things going in the sixth. Sophomore first baseman Danny Moskovits hit a double down the left-field line to put a runner in scoring position. Freshman left fielder Jack Colton singled up the middle, and the Crimson had runners on the corners with no outs.
Senior center fielder Dillon O’Neill grounded out to short, but the run came home to make the score 3-1.
But that’s as close as Harvard would get. Dartmouth added an insurance run in the bottom of the same frame, and Harvard could not mount a comeback.
“When you have this kind of season, you think you’re going to have an opportunity to turn things around…and we never got it for ourselves,” Walsh said.
—Staff writer E. Benjamin Samuels can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.