What to expect from Massachusetts’ D1 baseball teams


MLB Opening Day is just more than a month away, but baseball fans still have reason to celebrate now. The college baseball season gets underway Friday, and all seven Division 1 teams in Massachusetts are beginning to hit the road.

Here’s a look at what each of the teams have to offer this season.

Harvard

Looking back: 27-16, 14-7 Ivy League (1st)

The road ahead: A year after reaching the NCAA regionals with a sweep of Columbia in the Ivy League playoffs and a regular-season title, the Crimson are projected to finish second with four first-place votes. They open in Alabama for a three-game series with the Crimson Tide.

Players to watch: Senior outfielder Jake Suddleson was named the Ivy League Player of the Year after finishing the year with a .416 average against conference opponents. He led the conference in hits (37), home runs (8), RBIs (36), and on-base percentage (.758), and set a new program record with 53 total RBIs. On the hill, senior righty Kieran Shaw returns after setting a new Ivy League and program record with 13 saves, good for 11th in the nation.

Home opener: vs. Dartmouth, Sat. March 28th, 11:30 a.m.

Northeastern

Last season: 28-29, 12-12 Colonial Athletic…

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