The season is on the verge of closing, after which the 2018 Crimson baseball team, for all its accolades, will be no more. But, before it moves on, though, the newfound Bad Boys of Boston look to add one more feather to its cap: an Ivy title.
Despite jumping out to leads in all three of its games, the Crimson could only muster one win on Sunday to avoid being swept by Cornell. The team must regroup for its final matchup of the year in order to clinch a spot in the Ivy Championship series.
The Crimson is now gunning for its first Ivy League Championship title since 2005, when it defeated Cornell at O’Donnell Field in Cambridge, Mass. Thirteen years later, Harvard might just have what it takes to get back to the championship series.
When you know you have a good team, just put your head down and go to work. The Bad Boys, out of Cambridge, Mass., know it best. The baseball team took two of three from the visiting Brown squad last weekend, evening its division record.
No shortage of confidence could be found on the squad as the Bad Boys of Boston drove down to West Haven, Conn., last Friday to take on conference leader Yale, and the three-game tilt started off with a bang.
With an 8-6 victory over Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon, the Crimson (13-14, 3-3 Ivy League) lifted the silver trophy coveted annually by four Boston-area schools—Boston College, UMass, Northeastern, and Harvard.
After 23 games on the road, the Harvard baseball team finally returned home last weekend, playing games at O’Donnell Field in Cambridge for the first time in 2018. The home confines and a bleacher full of Crimson fans must have done good things for the players, as Harvard took a series from Penn for the first time since 2010.
It took extra innings, an extra day due to a weather delay, and a great deal of resilience, but the Harvard baseball team is back in the Beanpot final. Junior outfielder P.J. Robinson socked a three-run homer in the eleventh to finish off the Eagles.
Rain across the Northeast on Tuesday afternoon forced the Harvard baseball and softball teams to postpone their midweek tilts against Boston College and Boston University, respectively, continuing a trend of several game cancellations and postponements for both squads.
Harvard ignited its confidence with an 11-6 Ivy-opening victory against the Lions on Saturday afternoon but couldn’t sustain the momentum, dropping 7-1 and 9-6 decisions on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.