In the last scheduled content of the summer season, the Varsity nine will make a final attempt to recover some of its twice lost face from the powerful Boston University Terriers this afternoon at Soldiers Field.
The big bats of the Terriers have accounted for 28 of the tallies scored off the Crimson this summer. In the opening till of the summer, B.U. gave Vince Moravec a booming welcome by collecting 12 runs in an abbreviated seven inning game.
Continuing the precedent of shelling Crimson hurlers, the Terriers greeted Johnny Connolly in the second meeting by parading 16 markers across the plate. These uprisings by the B.U. batsmen gave the Terriers the first and sixth victories of their winning streak, which has now run up to seven.
No Lineup Change
Yesterday's rain kept the Varsity from having a full batting practice, so Coach Adolph Samborski will probably field a line-up similar to that used in the Squantum contest.
Although the slugging of the B.U. squad has kept the Terriers out of hot water during the two previous contests, the Terriers still have a proficient pitcher in "Happy" Harper. Harper has been used in relef roles in both B.U. games performances both times.
In the first meeting Harper came in to squelch a Crimson rally in the sixth. Moravec had tripled; Apthrop had pasted a healthy clout into the hands of Hatch, deep in, right field; and "Armie" Essayan had punched out a sharp single to left. Harper came in and, after walking Sullivan, retired the side on weak infield bloopers. He didn't allow another man to reach first base in that game.
Moravec To Start
In the second contest Harper was called on to play fireman after the Crimson had shoved five runs across in a hectic first inning uprising. Harper pitched the last eight frames, allowing no runs and only two singles while striking out eight Crimson batters.
Probable starter for the Crimson will be Samborski's summer work-horse, Vince Moravec. Vince has started four contests this summer and has won three of them.
His only loss, against B.U., was due in a large part to his extreme wildness, but he seemed to have discovered the strikezone in his second performance against the Squantum sailors, when, he allowed only one free ticket to the sailors.