Just who will be on the mound today when the Varsity baseball team meets B.C. at 3 o'clock is disconcertingly vague this morning. Ira Godin came down with the hives yesterday and Red Connelly came up with a sore finger and an exam in the afternoon, so Coach Dolph Samborski was still pretty much in the dark last night.
Fortunately the other eight men who will take to Soldiers Field turf for the Crimson are better aligned. The only question is whether Charley Roche's pulled thigh muscle will keep him on the bench, in which case John Caulfield will open in left field. Other positions are the same as against Suffolk Wednesday except for the return of Jim Kenary from football practice to tend center field for Samborski.
B.C. is as yet very much an unknown quantity. It is a large talented squad which, although nowhere near down to size, reputedly boasts considerable slugging power. "They all hit very well last year," mused Dolph last night. "They are also a very good ball team."
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Most of the big guns on the Heights team are fugitives from Denny Myers' eleven. Ed Clasby and Steve Stuka, who alternated at the T-quarterback slot last fall, are two of the most versatile of the Eagles. The former holds down shortstop and the latter is slated as starting pitcher.
The ability of the Crimson to hit this afternoon may well tell the story, for while first-line pitching has been good so far, hits have been scattered much too thin for efficiency.