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Coming from behind in the closing stages of a see-saw contest, the Crimson nine nosed out the Bowdoin Polar Bears 6 to 5 last Saturday at Soldiers Field to give Harvard as record of two wins and one less for the summer.
After trailing the Bowdoin team for two innings late in the game, the Crimson tied up the ball game in the home half of the seventh with a two-run up-rising, and they clinched the contest in the eighth with another score.
Seventh Ends in Fluke
Johnny Florentino led off with a fly to right in the eighth. Herb Neal drew a base on balls, stole second, and then took third as Bob Carlson flied out to right. Farrell's sharp single drove him in with the winning run. The rally ended with "Armie" Essayan being robbed of a hit by a good catch in right-center field.
In the seventh, the Crimson tied the score by pushing two runners across the plate. Essayan led off with a single over second into center. Vince Moravec flied out. Tom Sullivan then pasted a mighty triple over the right flelder's head scoring Essayan. Bill Harford followed with a single and drove in Sullivan. But the inning was ended with a fluke double play, as Senseney hit a long ball to right, and Page made a brilliant catch and doubled Harford off first.
Bowdoin Opens Scoring
Bowdoin was the first to push a score across the home platter when two of the Polar Bears romped across in the top half of the second. Finnegan opened the inning by drawing a walk from Moravec. Charlie Senseney booted Towne's grounder to second and then threw wide to first, putting men on second and third. After Goldman popped up to Moravec, Vince fanned Pierce. Then the Bowdoin hurler, "Skippy" Babcock, rapped out a sharp single scoring Finnegan and Towne. DeKalb ended the inning with a fly to Carlson in the sun-field.
Harvard bounced right back in the home half of the second and took the lead with a three-run rally. Carlson led off with a base on balls. Dave Farrell singled. Essayan advanced the runners with a sacrifice, and Moravec struck out. Sullivan then hit a sharp ball to short. Pierce muffed it, allowing Carlson and Farrell to score, and Sullivan reached second. Harford then came through with a single, scoring Sullivan from first to end the inning.
Bowdoin Scores on Error
There was no more scoring until the top of the fifth. In this frame Bowdoin scored three runs without getting a hit. DeKalb and Nevens walked. Moravec committed a balk, advancing them a base, Page fanned. The next man up, Clark, hit an easy grounder to Sullivan at third. In an effort to cut the runner off scoring from third, Sullivan threw the ball in to the plate. The peg was good, but it hit DeKalb in the back and rolled into the Crimson dugout, allowing Nevens to score also, and sending Clark to third from where he scored on a squeeze play by Finnegan. Towne ended the inning by striking out.
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