Baseball Drops Narrow 5-4 Decision to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Game Two – Harvard University

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Junior Ben Rounds tallied three RBIs and a home run, and junior right-handed pitcher Jay Driver allowed only one run over 6.0 innings in the begin, however Harvard University baseball dropped a narrow 5-4 choice to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday evening at Chapman Field.
In game two of the four-game sequence, the Crimson (1-13) gained leads of 2-0 and 3-1 and later tied the score at 4-4 within the prime of the ninth before the host Islanders (10-9) walked off with the win on a run in the bottom of the ninth.
Rounds hit his third residence run of the season while Driver registered six or more strikeouts for the third time in his final three starts. 

Harvard Highlights

  • Junior right-handed pitcher Jay Driver tossed innings in the start, permitting just one earned run on 5 hits and one walk with six strikeouts. He has registered six or more strikeouts in each of his last three starts.
  • Junior Ben Rounds tallied two hits, three RBIs, a house run, and a run scored. He posted his third homer of the season.
  • Senior Logan Bravo registered two hits, including a double.
  • Junior Peter Messervy notched successful with a double, two runs scored, and a stroll. He logged his team-high eighth double of the season.
  • Senior left-handed pitcher Harrison Stovern threw 2.1 innings pitched in aid, giving up one unearned run on two hits and one stroll with four strikeouts. 

How It Happened

  • After Messervy labored a lead-off walk in the high of the first, Rounds launched a two-run home run to left middle area to provide the Crimson an early 2-0 lead.
  • Texas A&M-CC reduce the margin to 2-1 with a sacrifice fly within the bottom of the primary.
  • In the top of the fifth, Messervy drove a double to left middle with one out to place himself in scoring place. He later scored from second on an error.
  • The Islanders took their first lead of the game within the bottom of the eighth, scoring three runs to maneuver forward, 4-3.
  • The Crimson knotted the rating at 4-4 in the high of the ninth as first-year Gio Colasante got here residence on an RBI single to left area from Rounds.
  • The hosts scored the game-winning run on a floor ball in the bottom of the ninth.

?? Ben Rounds launches his third homer of the year! His 2-run shot provides us the early lead!

Mid 1 | Harvard 2 Texas A&M-CC 0

?? #OneCrimson

— Harvard Baseball (@HarvardBaseball) March 18, 2023

?? Jay Driver’s Final Line ??

6 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

Mid 7 | Harvard 3 Texas A&M-CC 1

?? #OneCrimson

— Harvard Baseball (@HarvardBaseball) March 18, 2023

Tie Game!

Gio Colasante comes around to attain on the RBI single from Ben Rounds!

Mid 9 | Harvard 4 Texas A&M-CC 4

?? #OneCrimson

— Harvard Baseball (@HarvardBaseball) March 18, 2023

Next Up

Harvard closes the series with Texas A&M-CC tomorrow – Saturday, Mar. 18 – with a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m. ET (noon CT).

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