This weekend’s sub-freezing temperatures and gusting winds may have signaled the first signs of autumn’s imminent surrender to the Boston winter. A sense of home field advantage was on the side of the Crimson, as the familiar course proved to yield favorable results.
In the excitement leading up to next Wednesday’s Beanpot Championship against Boston College, set to be played in Fenway Park, breezing through the remainder of the week might very well be a temptation for the Harvard baseball team. That is, of course, if there wasn’t Yale to deal with first.
For 10 former Crimson baseball players, life after Harvard has led to the same place—professional baseball. As the alumni take to diamonds around the globe, they are not only bolstering the Crimson name but also following dreams that, for some, date back to early childhood.
An impressive weekend for Harvard athletics saw outstanding performances from a number of athletes. Freshman Dean Farris of the men’s swimming and diving team and junior Merrick Madsen of the men’s hockey team were awarded co-Athletes of the Week recognition. However, Gabby Thomas of women’s track and field and Marisa Romeo of women’s lacrosse also had notable performances, earning them Athlete of the Week runners-up honors.
Over the weekend, five Crimson golfers finished in sixth place out of 21 teams at the Furman University Golf Course. The five members of Harvard’s team that made the trip qualified for their spots in last week’s scrimmage against Lynn University.
Pitchers Brent Suter, Frank Herrmann, and Sean Poppen all share a background in a Crimson uniform. The three are, however, entering the 2017 spring at various stages of their careers beyond Harvard’s gates.
The Harvard softball team wrapped up a nearly perfect weekend in California to open spring break play. Finishing 4-1, the Crimson won four straight against San Diego State, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach State, and Longwood, before coming up short in a rematch with San Diego State.