Cornell Tops League After Win Over Yale
Cornell looks to be well on its way to a third consecutive championship in the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League, as a result of outhitting the Elis for a 3-2 victory at New Haven last Saturday. In 1939 Cornell tied the Crimson for the championship; in 1940 she was undisputed winner with but one defeat; and this year Mose Quinn, in his second year as Varsity coach, appears to be guiding the Big Red to another championship. Ace moundsman Walt Sickles allowed the hard-hitting Elis but six hits, and contributed two of the ten safe blows which the Ithacans collected from Ted Harrison.
Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale, in a triple tie for second place, are in the most challenging positions, all having a .500 average. This week the Philadelphians are not scheduled for any League games; Princeton faces Cornell and Harvard, and Yale travels to Dartmouth; Columbia will meet both the league leaders and Dartmouth. Cornell is in a position to virtually clinch the League title, while Columbia is faced with possible elimination from the race.
In individual competitions, the pace setters are: For the Charles H. Blair bat (for highest individual batting average), Dartmouth's Captain John Orr, Jr. leads the field with eight safe hits in 12 times up for .667. Yale's Howie Kaye continued his slugging against Cornell, getting two for three and bringing his average to .615. In third place is Pennsylvania's Bernard Kuczynski with 10 for 19 and a .526 average. For the Princeton A. A. cup (for individual base stealing), Captain Orr of Dartmouth and Reagan of Pennsylvania are tied with four steals each.