Saturday, March 12, 2005

Hav' Plenty

Live internet feed is a very good thing.

The early word on Shawn Haviland: Looks pretty darn good.

The St. John's game is ongoing, with Mike Morgalis out there in relief, but Haviland left after 5.2 having thrown five shutout innings and gotten into a bit of trouble in the sixth with a leadoff walk, a wild pitch and a single and was hurt by an error behind him on what reads like it should've been a sac bunt. Haviland induced a double-play from SJU's No. 3 hitter that brought home a Red Storm run, and then gave up a single to the clean-up hitter before being pulled for Mikey Mo.

Haviland cruised through those first five innings, retiring the first six batters he faced. Didn't give up a hit until the fourth. This is a kid who's making his first collegiate start, and it's in the Metrodome against a solid team.

The line on Haviland:

Harvard............. ip
h r er bb so
Shawn Haviland 5.2 2 2 1 3 2

Not bad at all.

He's also off the hook for the loss, as the Crimson has come up with a 3-run sixth against Sullivan.

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