HARVARD
Harvard
6
9
Columbia
COLUMBIA

Line Score
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Harvard 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 6 7 1
Columbia 2 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 x 9 11 0
Pitching
  IP H R ER BB SO
Egly 3.0 5 5 5 4 5
Pollack 2.0 1 0 0 0 3
Post (W, 1-1) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1
Gannaway 0.0 0 0 0 2 0
Barr 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Hall (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Hitting Leaders
  AB R H RBI BB HR
McGill 5 2 3 3 0 0
Engel 4 0 3 2 0 0
DiFillipo 4 1 2 0 0 0

NEW YORK — The Columbia baseball team held off Harvard, 9-6, to claim another Ivy League series victory Sunday afternoon. The Lions led 6-1 before the Crimson chipped away and tied the game in the sixth before Columbia rallied for three in the bottom of the frame.

Liam McGill was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored. Joe Engel finished 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Egly fanned the first two batters of the game before surrendering a single and walk set up an RBI base-hit from Patrick Robinson to give the Crimson a 1-0 lead after the top of the first.

McGill quickly erased the deficit with a double to bring in Randell Kanemaru, who was hit by a pitch to start the bottom of the first. Chandler Bengtson drew a two-out walk and Joe Engel pulled a single to left to put the Lions on top, 2-1.

The Lions batted through the order in the bottom of the second and used McGill’s double over the head of the rightfielder to plate two runs. After a pitching change, Matt Cerfolio walked on four pitches to load the bases and Chandler Bengtson drove in Kanemaru with a sacrifice fly. Engel capped the frame with a sharp single to left-center to bring the margin to 6-1.

In the top of the third, Austin Black came through with a two-out single to bring in Jake Allen and Harvard rattled off three in the fourth to make it 6-5. With two on, Ben Skinner doubled down the line in left and after Leo Pollack struck out a pair to keep it a three-run game, Jake Suddleson drew the Crimson within one with a two-run single.

A hit batter began Harvard’s bid to knot the score and a sacrifice pushed the runner into scoring position for Patrick McColl, who dropped in a single to even things up 6-6 before Columbia answered in its next at-bats.

Jack Chernow singled and Randell Kanemaru walk, leading to a Cerfolio single to left to put the Lions back in front. Bengtson followed with a slow roller to the shortstop that trickled underneath his bare hand to allow Kanemaru to come around from second. With runners on the corners, Bengtson delayed taking off for second and drew a throw to the bag. On the attempt, Cerfolio charged down the line and danced around the tag to push the margin to 9-6.

The Crimson brought the tying run to the plate off of two straight walks to begin the ninth when Bryce Barr entered the game. On the first pitch, he induced a double play and Kanemaru snagged a line drive to keep Harvard off the board.

Barr worked a perfect eighth and retired all 11 Crimson batters he faced in two appearances in the series. Lucas Hall earned the save with a 1-2-3 ninth.

Columbia completes its homestand Wednesday, April 4 when St. John’s visits Robertson Field at Satow Stadium. First pitch is set for 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. The game will be broadcast on the Ivy League Network.