Baseball Comes Up Short Against Fairfield

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Joseph O'Connell pitched three scoreless innings on Friday. (Photo/Vasha Hunt)

DeLAND, Fla. – In its first game at the Stetson Invitational, Harvard baseball came up short in its contest with Fairfield. The Crimson (0-4, 0-0 Ivy) was unable to rebound from an early deficit, as the Stags (1-6, 0-0 MAAC) came away with the 11-2 win. Sophomore Hunter Baldwin led the offensive charge for Harvard with two hits and two RBI.

Fairfield jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on the Crimson. The Stags tacked on two more runs in the third and fourth innings to take a 11-0 lead going into the fifth. Harvard finally got on the board in the top of the sixth, when Baldwin roped a two-RBI triple to center field, scoring Matt Thomas and Will Jacobsen

The Crimson bullpen put on a strong showing in relief of starting pitcher Kieran Shaw. Sophomore right-hander Joseph O'Connell gave Harvard three scoreless innings on the bump in his second outing of the season. The Nashville native surrendered only two hits while striking out a pair of Stag batters. Jaren Zinn pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning to hold the score at 11-2. 

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Harvard returns to the diamond tomorrow at noon, when it takes on the Ohio State Buckeyes in day two of the Stetson Invitational. Owen Holt (0-0, 0.00 ERA) is slated to make his second start of the season for the Crimson.