Harvard baseball (17-21, 13-5) clinched a spot in the four-team 2023 Ivy League Baseball Tournament with a dominating sweep of Columbia University (23-17, 11-7) in front of a home crowd last weekend.
It took longer than expected, but Harvard’s baseball team completed its fifth series of Ivy League conference play this season against Brown University in Providence, R.I., on Tuesday. Inclement weather forced the three-game weekend series to stretch into the workweek, but the extra time did not seem to bother the Crimson as it won the rubber game of the series, defeating the Bears 4-1.
In the annual Beanpot Tournament final, the Harvard men’s baseball team faced No. 11 Boston College in a winner-take-all matchup, falling to the Eagles 5-4 despite a hard-fought effort. After defeating Northeastern on April 4 in their first-round game, the Crimson’s matchup with the Eagles marked the 32nd anniversary of the historic Beanpot Tournament adding baseball to their schedule.
The Harvard baseball team continued its uneasy start to the 2023 season in a series against Texas A&M this past weekend, dropping its fourth consecutive series so far this year. The Crimson, having traveled to Florida to face FAU earlier in the week, took a trip down to Corpus Christi in Texas for another road series.
The Harvard men’s baseball team opened the 2023 season with a series loss against the University of Pittsburgh last weekend in Port Charlotte, Fla., dropping three of its four games. The Florida sun, however, did not help the Crimson not shake off its Cambridge frost as it was overpowered by the Panthers during the series.
On the left, Adam Stone pitches against Brown on April 2, 2022. Stone recently signed a post-draft free-agent contract with the New York Yankees. On the right, Zinn pitches against Yale on the weekend of May 14-15, capping off a successful collegiate baseball career. He signed with the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.
The Harvard baseball team had scored double-digit runs on four separate occasions going into the weekend of April 16-17, earning a victory each time. That came to on Saturday, April 16, when the Crimson fell 21-12 to Columbia in a shootout which kicked off a three-game sweep for the Lions. The Crimson extended their losing streak to a season-high eight games.
The last time that the Harvard baseball team stepped on to O’Donnell Field to play a game of consequence was May 18, 2019 in a 3-1 win against Columbia. That changed this past Saturday, when the Crimson returned to its home stomping grounds for a resounding 17-7 win against Brown. That game kicked off a three-game weekend series against the Bears in which Harvard took the second game of the series 7-1 before falling in the matinee by a score of 7-5.