Ivy League Recap for April 26th

Here is your Ivy League Recap for the final weekend of action. Dartmouth won the Red Rolfe Division for the second straight year while Princeton and Cornell tied for the Gehrig Division title. Princeton and Cornell will play a playoff game on Wednesday at Cornell to decide which team advances to the Ivy League Championship next weekend which will be hosted by Dartmouth at newly renovated Red Rolfe Field at Biondi Park.

Game 1: Dartmouth 11 Harvard 5
Game 2: Harvard 4 Dartmouth 3

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Dartmouth won the first game of a doubleheader at Harvard on Sunday, 11-5, to clinch the Rolfe Division crown in the Ivy League, its second consecutive division title and fifth in the last 10 years. The second game was played in a swift two hours, but the Big Green (22-13, 16-4 Ivy) came up a run short to the Crimson (12-28, 10-10), 4-3.

Senior Ray Allen (Longwood, Fla.) cracked a three-run homer and drove in four runs for the Big Green in the title-clinching victory, and both freshman Joe Sclafani (Palm City, Fla.) and junior Nick Santomauro (North Caldwell, N.J.) went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.

Dartmouth Recap
Harvard Recap

Game 1: Penn 11 Columbia 5
Game 2: Penn 15 Columbia 9

PHILADELPHIA – Penn took the opener 11-5 with three big innings, and in the nightcap, Columbia was ahead 9-2 until Penn posted 13 runs in the eighth inning to stun the Lions, 15-9, in Columbia’s regular season finale.

In the opener, Ron Williams had three hits to set the all-time hits record at Columbia. He finished his prolific four-year career with 205 hits, two more than Bart “B” Teal ’95CC.

Columbia Recap
Penn Recap

Game 1: Princeton 9 Cornell 7
Game 2: Cornell 4 Princeton 3

ITHACA, N.Y. — The Princeton baseball team came within an inning of claiming the Gehrig Division championship after winning the opening game and leading up until the eighth inning of the nightcap in a doubleheader at Cornell on Sunday afternoon. As a result, the teams will have to play a fifth game to determine the Gehrig Division championship.

Princeton Recap
Cornell Recap

Game 1: Brown 17 Yale 10
Game 2: Brown 11 Yale 3

Providence, R.I. – Brown’s offense exploded on Sunday afternoon, taking two from Yale on Senior Day. The Bears built leads of 15-0 and 11-0 in the two games before going on to win 17-10 and 11-3 respectively, keyed by the hitting of senior captain Matt Nuzzo (Everett, MA), who had three home runs and nine RBI’s on the day. With the wins, Brown improves to 22-18-1 on the season, and 15-5 in Ivy League play.

The first game saw some fireworks from the Bears, who broke out the lumber in a 17-10 win. Brown struck early and often, scoring 15 runs in the first three innings while shutting out the Bulldogs, essentially putting the game away. After senior Steve Daniels (Fox Point, WI) led off the inning with a double, and catcher Matt Colantonio (Garden City, N.Y.) followed with a walk, Nuzzo crushed a ball to left center field for an early 3-0 lead. Though the Bulldogs escaped without further incident, the tone had been set for the remainder of the game.

Brown Recap
Yale Recap