The College Baseball Blog will be making the trip down to Kingston RI to check in on the Charlotte 49ers and Rhode Island Rams on Saturday. The 49ers enter the weekend ranked as the 25th team in the country by the NCBWA. The 49ers have an overall record of 26-6 and 8-1 in the Atlantic 10. The 49ers weekend starters all have ERA’s under 2.66.
Charlotte Game Notes
URI Game Notes
The CBB will try to head to Cambridge on Sunday (weather permitting) to take in the Harvard-Yale doubleheader which is a key Red Rolfe Division showdown in the Ivy League Conference. The Crimson have a 5-3 record in the conference while Yale is 3-5. Both teams are looking to pick up some key wins hoping to get into the Ivy League Championship series at the end of the year.
Harvard Game Notes
The Boston College Eagles snapped a five game losing streak by knocking off cross-town rival Harvard on Wednesday by a score of 6-3. Terry Doyle started for the Eagles and worked the first four innings while giving up all three runs on three hits. Ted Ratliff followed him and finished the game off by pitching the final five innings while striking out ten batters which got his record to 2-1 on the season. Michael Belfiore led the offense by going 2-3 with an RBI. Matt Vance led the Crimson by hitting a three run homer which provided the only runs scored by them in the game. Ryan Watson picks up the loss for Harvard by pitching one inning and giving up three runs to send his record to 0-2. BC will head to Maryland for an ACC series while Harvard will host Yale for a pair of doubleheaders this weekend.
The Harvard Crimson picked up a 4-0 victory over Notre Dame in Clearwater Florida on Sunday. Eric Eadington and Max Perlman combined on a five hit shutout over the perennial Big East power. Steffan Wilson hit a sacrifice fly in the third and a two run double in the fifth to drive in three out of the four runs in the game. Harvard will be back in action on Monday when they visit Tampa to end the trip. Notre Dame will be back in action on Monday with NAIA school Webber International University. Notre Dame did pick up a 14-3 victory over Duquesne before losing to the Crimson.
Sons of Bart Brush Recap (Unofficial Harvard Baseball Site)
Notre Dame Recap
The Harvard University Athletic Department has added a bubble to historic Harvard Stadium to provide an excellent indoor facility to the baseball program in addition to other spring sports. This is a big step forward for the spring sports at Harvard because it gives them a place to work out and get full field scrimmages in. The full article is available here.
Harvard Captain Brendan Byrne had a nice article written about him which discusses the amount of commitment it takes today to compete at the D-1 level in two sports. Byrne besides playing second base also plays Forward on the hockey team. This is an interesting combination since there is some overflow from the Hockey season to the beginning of the baseball team. Byrne is a local guy growing up in Dorechester and Milton. The full article is available here.
Harvard University has posted the 2007 Pre-Season prospectus. The Crimson made the Ivy League Championship last season losing to Princeton in the final. They are expected to again compete for the Ivy League title behind the leadership of Brendan Byrne. The prospectus is available in PDF format here.
I am trying to keep this site updated with the most current releases of schedules for the 2007 season. The schools below have released their schedules in the last week.
Stephen F. Austin