Feltman Leads Dartmouth to 2-1 Victory Over '55 Baseball Team
Bob Feltman, a 5 foot 11 inch righthander, completely overpowered the freshman baseball team yesterday afternoon at Soldiers Field as he struck out 21 Yardlings to lead the Dartmouth freshmen to a 2 to 1 win. Getting stronger as the day grew colder and the winds blew harder, Feltman pitched the last four innings, without giving up a hit, and striking out nine.
The Crimson jumped off to a 1 to 0 second inning lead when third baseman Jimmy Rahal opened with a single to left. Feltman walked rightfielder Paul Bivona and both runners advanced on a passed ball. Garr Cranney walked, loading the bases. Rahal scored when left fielder Ted Cooney hit into a force at second.
Dartmouth scored their two decisive runs in the fourth inning. Lead-off batter Bill Contini reached second when his grounder to second was thrown wildly to first by Joe Conzelman, and George MacDonald, backing up, threw wild to second. Contini scored on John Mansfield's long double to left center field. Mansfield went to third on a wild pitch and scored when short stop Paul Murphy booted Scot Gerrish's grounder.
Andy Ward went all the way for the Yardlings, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run. Poor fielding and lack of clutch hitting hurt Ward's chances, the Crimson making five errors and stranding 13 men.