Scott Will Start Against Cornell As Nine Seek First League Win
Harvard's baseball team will seek its first Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League victory of the season this afternoon against Cornell.
The contest begins at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a makeup of the Cornell-Brown game which was rained out yesterday. Coupon number 36 is required for admission to Splinter Stadium for the games.
Righthander John Scott, who has a 1-2 record, will start for Harvard. Despite his unimposing record, Scott has been the one bright spot on an otherwise pitch-poor squad. He has yielded only six earned runs in 27 innings, for a 2.00 ERA. Scott registered the Crimson's only victory on its ill-fated Southern tour; on Wednesday against Boston University he gave up only five hits in eight innings but dropped a 1-0 heartbreaker.
Cornell Has 2-1 Mark
Cornell has played only three regular-season games this year; they split a doubleheader with Rochester and defeated East Stroudsburg. The Big Red has an extensive exhibition series in North Carolina during the first week of April, winning six of ten games against Camp Lejune, Fort Bragg, and North Carolina State.
Cornell had a mediocre season last year, with a 7-11-1 overall record and a seventh-place finish in the Eastern Intercollegiate Baseball League. They lost their best pitcher and best hitter from that squad.
So far this season the Big Red has had fairly good pithcing, excellent base-running and defense, but anemic hitting. Right fielder Dave Bliss is the team's only .300 hitter.
Cornell does have several promising sophomore pitchers, who probably hold the key to the team's fortunes in 1965. The best of the lot seems to be Jim Purcell, who hurled five sparkling innings in relief against Rochester.