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Crimson baseball scores Ivy title

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Princeton second baseman Mike Chernoff lunges to avoid a sliding Bryan Hale, Harvard '02, during their second game at Harvard in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, May 11, 2002. Hale was out on the play as Harvard went on to win the Ivy league championship by defeating the Tigers 2-1 in the second game after winning the first, 5-1. (Staff photo by Jon Chase)

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Harvard pitcher Mark Wahlberg ’03, left, receives a high-five from shortstop Mark Mager ’02 as Nick Carter ’02 , right, looks on, after Harvard won the Ivy league championship by defeating Princeton 2-1 in the second game after winning the first, 5-1.(Staff photo by Jon Chase) Having just captured the Red Rolfe Division championship on Wednesday (May 8) with a dramatic 2-1 ninth-inning comeback win against Brown, the Harvard baseball team secured the Ivy title with a two game sweep over reigning league champion Princeton on Saturday (May 11) at O’Donnell Field. The Crimson won the best-of-three series with scores of 5-1 and 2-1. With the victory, Harvard earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, which begin May 31.

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Harvard second baseman Faiz Shakir '02, left, can't come up with the throw from center field as the Princeton baserunner covers his head, during the second of two games at Harvard in Cambridge, MA on Saturday, May 11, 2002. Harvard won the Ivy league championship by defeating the Tigers 2-1 in the second game after winning the first, 5-1. Harvard last won the championship in 1999. (Staff photo by Jon Chase)