Rain Cancels Squantum Tilt As Varsity Nine Ends Season
Three Losses to B.U. Terriers Blemish Summer Squad's Record; Harford Leads Batsmen With 400 as Moravee Walks Off With Honors as Top Hurler of Erratic Mound Staff
With last Wednesday's contest against Squantum washed out by a heavy down-pour, Coach Adolph Samborski's summer varsity drew a damp end to a short, inglorious summer baseball campaign.
The nine closes the season with an unimpressive record of three wins against the same number of losses. Harvard's bitterest pill to swallow this summer is the three pastings which the powerful Boston University Terriers presented to the tunes of 12 to 4, 16 to 4, and 10 to 6.
The Crimson victories came in two tilts with Squantum and another with Bowdoin. Harvard's win over Bowdoin by the score of 6 to 5 helped prove what Samborski has maintained all season long: "What I need is a pitcher with control."
After the varsity had clipped Bowdoin's wings, the Polar Bears from New Brunswick proceeded to meet B. U., and by the slim margin of a run were beaten by the Terriers.
This gives added proof that it was the wildness of the Crimson moundmen that gave B. U. its wins over Harvard. In all three B. U. tilts the varsity batsmen outhit the Terriers, but bases an balls coupled with fielding mishaps gave the boys from across the Charles the win.
Although the pitching department was weak, it was not powerless. Vince Moravec, Samborski's mound-standby for the season, turned in a respectable record despite his high earned run average and his generosity with walks by chalking to a record of three wins while losing two.
Moravec was handicapped this summer by living a double sports life. He pitched four and a third innings as a relief hurler in the last B. U. game after he had practiced for a couple of hours with the incipient footballers.
He was tired when he went on the sound and the humid air of last Monday coupled with a powerful B. U. team didn't give him any respite. He walked 12 men that afternoon. Despite his wildness, Samborski believes that Vince will be a welcome addition to the Crimson diamond strength next spring.
The big man in the batter's box this summer-has been Bill Harford. William has hung up a cool .400 average for the summer and leads the Crimson RBI department with five.
Close behind Harford in the race for RBI honors is Charlie Senseney with four to his credit. This lack of success is the runs batted in section is a main season for the Crimson's ignominious record.
The brightest spot in the summer vars according to Coach Samborski is the constant improvement of the team. It doesn't show in the record, but as the season wore on and finally wore out, the team picked up confidence and experience which should aid a lot in next spring's season.
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