The Ouch List: Week 13Columns
Aw bummer. We’ve already reached the point of the 2018 campaign where there are some teams in Division I that have already packed up their bats, gloves and spikes and called it a year. The Patriot League and the Ivy League are both now down to their last two teams playing for berths in the NCAA Tournament. Those two playoff series will be played this coming weekend.
But the good part of season’s endings is the fact that this gives the Ouch List plenty of fodder for content. So we’ll start this week’s wild ride on the Pain Train with those teams in those two leagues who didn’t quite make it to the finals.
The Ouch List…
What Happened: Lost two of three to Harvard
Why It Hurts: The Big Green needed one more win to make it to the Ivy League Playoffs.
Oh man, this is a BIG drag. The Big Green entered the weekend needing to win the series at Harvard to advance to play Yale in the Ancient Eight’s best-of-three title series. After winning game one of a doubleheader on Sunday 6-5, their magic number was down to one. But in game two, the Crimson raced past Dartmouth by a breezy 11-3 score. Then, on Monday the unthinkable happened. The Big Green posted season highs in runs and hits and also had a 17-9 lead in the sixth inning. But the Crimson blasted five home runs and rallied in their final at-bat to pull out an unlikely 18-17 win. With the losses, Columbia will advance to take on Yale instead.