On Soldiers Field yesterday, under the hottest sun of the year, the Crimson nine blossomed into a baseball team. Twelve hits, four of them for extra bases, with the steadiest kind of pitching, were more than enough to make up for some atrocious fielding, and when Captain Hammond caught Ray's fly for the last out, the count stood 9 to 4 for the University against the recently crowned Maine champions. Zarakov led the attack against two Bates pitchers, getting a trio of hits, one of them a home run with the bases loaded. Captain Hammond celebrated his return to the line-up with two triples.
Eight Men Fanned
Rivalling the Crimson hitting in its attractiveness to the Soldiers Field bleachers patrons yesterday, was the pitching of Toulmin and Herrmann. The Maine batters got to the former for five hits in the first six innings, which without five Crimson errors would not have accounted for the quartet of Bates runs. Toulmin fanned five of the batters to face him, and Herrmann three, the visitors collecting nothing in the way of a bingle off Herrmann during the three innings in which he worked.
The University jumped away to a lead in the second inning, when Rogers singled and Burgess sent him home with a long triple to left. These were the first hits for the Crimson, which col- lected at least one in each of the succeeding innings. The Pine Tree State mine, however, wiped out this lead and piled up a seemingly sufficient one for itself in the fourth and fifth innings, each of which saw two Bates runs cross the plate.
Bates Scores Twice
The visiting right fielder led off with a single and was sacrificed to second in the fourth inning. Ray got a hit to center, and stole second while Daker was striking out. With two down, it seemed that Toulmin had pitched himself out of a bad hole, but he reversed his luck on the next play when he foozled Tobin's toss to catch the runner at first, and two runs scored. Captain Hammond followed this with his only error of the game and when Toulmin passed Moulton, the bases were filled. The Crimson hurler rose to the occasion, however, and struck out Hamilton, his rival on the mound.
Two errors and a pair of hits combined to double the Bates score in the next inning. Dimlich reached first on a questionable Zarakov error, and scored later on Ray's hit, after Ullman had dropped an easy fly off Jordan's bat. Ray and Jordan executed a double steal, sending the last Maine tally over the base.
Crimson Clouts Hard in Sixth
The big Crimson inning came in the sixth. Four hits and two bases on balls, acounted for six runs, largely because two of the hits were for extra bases. Samborski and Tobin singled to start the inning, and Hammond came through with the first of his pair of three-base blows. After Rogers had fanned, Hamilton issued two passes, and Zarakov came through with his drive over the left-fielder's head, which by fast running he made into an easy home run, driving in three runs ahead of him.
In the seventh, the second Hammond triple scored a run, when Rogers lifted a long sacrifice fly to Ray in center-field. The last Crimson tally came in the eighth off Price, who replaced Hamilton. Zarakov drove a sharp grounder through second base and took third on Roland's hit to the same place. Todd walked, and Samborski scored Zarakov with a high sacrifice fly to right field. Tobin lined to the third baseman who caught Roland at the plate.