Harvard and Yale will resume hostilities on the baseball diamond this afternoon at three o'clock on Soldiers Field with all of yesterday's spectators getting a rain check. Twirlers Mort Waldstein and Dick Ames were looked in a tight pitcher's duel yesterday when a cloud-burst broke loose in the fourth inning, making further play impossible.
Yale was sporting a 1 to 0 lead at the time and needed but another half inning to get credit for a win. That run came in the second inning and began to look as big as a mountain as Eli Dick Ames mowed down batter after batter. He got no less than nine Crimson batsmen by the strike out route and scarcely allowed a loud foul over the four frames.
Kaye and Schroeder Leave
Harvard is undoubtedly well out of that game because Yale will be weaker this afternoon. Center fielder Howie Kaye and catcher Jack Schroeder had to leave for Chicago directly after the game for Naval Reserve work. They will not play today, and in addition, Coach Wood may be embarrassed for lack of pitching depth. He has Joe Wood Jr., who went nine full innings Tuesday, Ted Harrison and Ames. Harrison's arm has bothered him for some time, and he probably will not pitch. Thus, the whole load will fall on Ames, who may not be equal to the occasion.
Wood might be able to return to the mound this afternoon, but it would be a tough assignment. Coach Stahl of Harvard, however, has a bit more to choose from. He could send Charley Brackett or Burgy Ayres to the hilt if Waldstein could not return.
Ames was almost unhittable yesterday, but Harvard did threaten in the second, loading the bases on a pair of walks and a hit batsman. Fred Keyes was at bat with a chance to give Waldstein a run or two to work on, but he looked at a third strike. Yale got the lone tally in her half of the second on two clean singles and two passes, all coming after two men were out. The blurred background of reunion classes milling around behind the plate trying to get to shelter before rain came must have upset Waldstein. He had a temporary streak of wildness which almost meant the ball game.