And, fittingly, McColl replied to the storybook situation with a fairy-tale ending, crushing a no-doubt grand slam to right-center to send the Crimson to a walk-off 10-8 victory.
Through March 25th, senior first baseman Patrick McColl was hitting a blistering .515, ranking first in the nation in batting average, winning three of the first four Ivy League Player of the Week awards.
The Crimson held on in a low-scoring game to beat Northeastern, 4-3, and will look to capture a second straight Beanpot title.
It was the top of the eighth inning in a tied game, the third of a tied series, when junior outfielder Jake Suddleson stepped into the batter’s box. With the bases juiced, Suddleson was poised to drive in a run or two and finally break the stalemate. He drove in four.