The second game featured an unusual matchup on the mound; Baumann and the Crimson's Brad Unger are also starters on their school’s basketball squad.
The Lions added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, when Henry Perkins singled up the middle to score Ward. Mike Roberts drove in Perkins with a double against the center field wall to make it a 5-1 game.
In seven innings of work, Baumann pitched nine strong innings for a complete game, surrendering only one earned run – a home run – on five hits. The right-hander also recorded seven strikeouts in the victory. He improves to 2-1.
In game one, Dean Forthun came to the plate with the bases loaded in the second inning. Forthun singled to the shortstop to drive in Andrew Ward, giving the Lions a 1-0 lead.
Harvard answered with four runs in the top of the third, but
Harvard regained the lead in the top of the fifth, scoring a run on a fielder’s choice with a runner on third. The Crimson added two more runs in the inning, and tacked on two more in the seventh to complete the scoring.
Henry Perkins pitched 5.1 innings for the Lions, allowing three earned runs on 12 hits. Perkins falls to 1-4 on the season. Ron Williams and Andrew Ward each had two hits, while Ward and Dean Forthun drove in runs for
The Lions will travel to Monmouth on Tuesday, April 3 for a non-conference game that begins at 3 p.m.
The next game at Andy Coakley Field will be on Saturday, April 21, when