TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In its final contest with the University of Alabama, Harvard baseball dropped a hard-fought decision by a score of 6-3. The Crimson (0-3, 0-0 Ivy) had a number of strong performers, but came up just short of handing the Crimson Tide (12-0, 0-0 SEC) its first loss of the season. Harvard had four players record multi-hit games, but it was not enough to edge out the Alabama offense.
Enzo Stefanoni went four full innings in his first start of the season, allowing three runs and punching out three batters. The three runs all came in the second frame, as the Tide jumped out to an early lead. Stefanoni rebounded with a pair of scoreless innings to hold the Alabama offense at bay.
Harvard responded in the third inning with a pair of runs off the bat of Zach Brown, who snuck a single through the left side of the infield to score Chad Minato and Tommy Seidl. Harvard tied up the ball game in the sixth when Jake Suddleson scored off a Will Jacobsen fielder's choice.
Alabama answered with runs in the seventh and eighth innings to seal the victory.
- Tommy Seidl comes out of Alabama with a team-high .600 batting average.
- Jake Suddleson went 5-12 in the series with a home run and a pair of RBI.
- Chris McGrory pitched a pair of scoreless innings in relief of Stefanoni.
- The Crimson have six batters hitting above the .250 mark through three games.
Harvard will return to Cambridge to begin preparing for the Stetson Invitational in Florida next weekend. Harvard will makes it way to DeLand, Fla. for contests with Fairfield, Ohio State and Stetson on March 6-8, respectively.