What’s Happening In Columbia Sports: Finally Feels Like Baseball Season Edition

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Sports Editor Abby Rubel brings you the latest from the far-off land of Columbia Athletics.

Baseball: Columbia (9-20, 5-4 Ivy) will take on Brown (7-16, 3-6 Ivy) this weekend in Rhode Island. The first two games of the series will take place on Friday, with the last game on Saturday. The Lions currently sit at four in the Ivy standings; the Bears are in seventh place. Although Columbia hasn’t done well in the past week, losing their series against Dartmouth and a midweek game against Monmouth, they’ve won their last 10 games against Brown, starting their streak in 2013. Brown has also struggled, going 1-2 against Princeton and losing their own midweek game.

Men’s Tennis: The Lions (13-3, 2-0 Ivy) will take on Harvard (19-3, 3-0 Ivy) and Dartmouth (16-5, 2-1 Ivy) in their final home matches of the season on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm. Columbia is currently ranked 15th nationally and second in the Ivies (behind only Harvard). Last year, Harvard beat Columbia in an upset, snapping a 28-game Ivy win streak. The Lions still have their 22-game win streak for home conference games to defend. Dartmouth is less of a threat to the Lions despite their 2-1 record; the Light Blue have won 16 of their last 18 matches.

Track and Field: Columbia’s track and field team will split itself between two meets this weekend: the Ocean State Invitational in Princeton and the Metropolitan Championships in East Brunswick, which both start on Friday. The women’s relays did particularly well last week, as did the men’s steeplechase.

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