Harvard Duo Adds More New England Talent for 2023 Navigators

03/10/2023 11:48 AM

LYNN, Mass. -- The North Shore Navigators have added more talent to their roster ahead of the 2023 New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL) season, continuing a recent tradition with the signing of two players from nearby Harvard University.

Hailing from Weston, outfielder Peter Messervy will spend his summer on the North Shore following his junior season with the Crimson. Messervy hit .266 with four doubles, three home runs, 11 RBI and 19 runs scored in 35 games in 2022, which marked his first collegiate action after having his freshman season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His average rose to .333 during Ivy League play, and he finished the season playing errorless defense. Messervy has taken on the center field and leadoff roles this spring, compiling a .333 average with six doubles, six RBI and seven runs scored through eight contests.

The North Shore pitching staff will include another Harvard junior in Porter Jordheim, a 6-foot-4, 215-pounder from Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Jordheim made 10 appearances during his debut season for the Crimson in 2022, including a scoreless first career start. The right-hander has maintained an important bullpen role through the first two weekends of this season, with him dealing 2.1 scoreless frames against Florida International on March 4.

Messervy and Jordheim will become the sixth and seventh all-time players to join the Navigators from Harvard. Four of the first five were Massachusetts natives.

Both players will enter the NECBL with previous summer ball experience. Messervy was a 2022 Futures League All-Star for the Brockton Rox, posting the sixth-best average in the circuit at .322. Jordheim pitched for the Futures League’s Vermont Lake Monsters in 2021 and the Florida Collegiate Summer League’s Seminole County Snappers in 2022.

The Navs kick off their 16th summer of collegiate baseball on Wednesday, June 7 and will host their home opener at a renovated Fraser Field on Friday, June 9. The 2023 season includes 22 home games, as well as the return of the NECBL All-Star Game to Lynn on Sunday, July 23.

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