Baseball crowned Beantown’s best, splits doubleheader with Brown
Harvard baseball captured its first outright Beanpot title since the 1991 season with a 7-3 win over Northeastern on April 21 at Fenway Park. The newly crowned champs of Boston went on to split a pair of doubleheaders on Monday (April 25) and Tuesday (April 26) with host Brown to maintain a one-game lead over the Bears for first place in the Red Rolfe Division.
Harvard scored a season high 16 runs for a 12-run margin of victory in the series opener, before dropping its two nightcap games, 6-5 and 10-8. Now 21-12 overall and 12-4 in Ivy action, the club resumes play this afternoon (April 28) against host Rhode Island. Check http://www.gocrimson.com for the latest.
Cronan carries women to Northeast Championship
Junior Jennifer Cronan shot a 78 at Hickory Ridge Golf Course in Amherst, Mass., on April 24 to lead the Harvard women to their second straight Northeast Championship. Cronan placed first in a field of 66 golfers to win the individual title by a single stroke.
Harvard shot a collective 331 in the tournament, shortened to a single round due to inclement weather, to best the field of 13 teams. All told, four Harvard golfers turned out top 10-performances: first-years Katie Loncke and Debbi Amanti placed sixth and seventh overall, respectively, while senior Carrie Baizer penciled an 86 for a 10th-place finish.
Rams grab Fitzpatrick in NFL draft
The St. Louis Rams selected Harvard quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ’05 as the 36th pick of the seventh round in the 2005 NFL draft this past weekend (April 23-24). The only Ivy Leaguer picked in this year’s draft, Fitzpatrick – who was selected as the 250th overall pick – became the 17th Crimson player ever to be selected and the first since Isaiah Kacyvenski ’00 went to the Seattle Seahawks in 2000.
– Compiled by Andrew Brooks