Yale scored all its runs in the first inning on four of its five hits and a Crimson error and then held on to register a 5-1 triumph over the Harvard baseball team at New Haven Saturday. The Crimson threatened in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings but couldn't come up with a timely hit to get back in the game.
Lefty Jim McCandlish pitched a terrific game from the second inning on, but the damage done in the first decided the day.
Yale's leadoff batter hit a routine grounder, but Jim Tobin's had throw to first opened the floodgates. Three consecutive singles, a walk, a squeeze bunt, and finally a back-breaking two-run single by the number eight Eli hitter produced five Yale runs.
The Yale first baseman gave one back in the top of the fifth when he muffed a throw and threw wildly to the plate, allowing Bob Welz to score from second with two outs.
Harvard left two men on base that inning and five more in the next two frames. Welz's second hit of the day. Dan Hootstein's single, and Jeff Grate's walk loaded the bases in the sixth. But Brad Jonasson relieved Eli starter Steve Kehas and struck out pinch-hitter Carter Lord.
McCandlish led off the seventh with a single and Neville followed with a hit an out later, but both were stranded. The Crimson went down in order the last two innings.