Sunday, May 01, 2005

Comeback Crimson Do It Again

Similar to Game 1, Harvard fell behind early against Dartmouth but used their relentless and potent bats to come from behind again and take an extremely important Game 2. After falling behind as much as 7-3 early on, the Crimson chipped away, beginning with a homerun off the bat of Josh Klimkiewicz. They had tied the game going into the 9th, but Dartmouth managed to get a run with 2 outs in the top of the inning when Matt Vance, playing shortstop, failed to field a ball cleanly, allowing a Dartmouth runner from 3rd to score. In the bottom of the 9th, Steffan Wilson led off with a single, stole second, went to third on an Ian Wallace single, and scored on a sac fly by pinch-hitter Andrew Casey. Wallace was on third with 2 outs when Matt Vance, just having earlier committed a costly error, delivered the favor back to the Big Green by hitting a ball to Dartmouth shortstop Eric Bell, who failed to field the ball cleanly. Vance beat the play at first, Wallace scored, and the Crimson walked off with the big victory.

What does this all mean? All the Crimson has to do is win one game tomorrow, and they will secure the division title and face Cornell in the Ivy Championship. Brown is two games back in the loss column. The Crimson are already assured of playing in a tie-breaking game should it lose both games tomorrow in Hanover, so it’s in prime position to seal the deal.

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