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Nine's Late Surge Beats Penn, 11-9

Two-Run Eighth Inning Breaks Tie; Double Play Ends Game

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PHILADELPHIA, May 22--Cliff Crosby, Stuffy McInnis' own Mr. Team, pitched and batted the baseball team to an 11 to 9 Pennsylvania Intercollegiate League win over Pennsylvania here today. The win moves the team into a fourth-place tie with Yale.

Working with a two-run lead, Crimson starter Barry Turner weakened in the ninth inning and allowed the Quakers to put the tying runs on first and second with none out. McInnis then removed Turner and Sent Crosby to the mound.

Crosby, who had earlier belted a 350-foot homer out of the park with two men on, got one out, but hit the second man to face him, putting the winning run on first base. But Bob Brooks, the next batter, hit a drive to left that Ben Akillian was able to snare. Akillian's toss to second baseman Tom Cavanaugh was in time to double Carl Giurrana and end the game.

The Crimson took a three-run lead in the first inning, when the Penn defense added two errors to doubles by John Caulfield and Akillian and a single by Ed Foynes.

Penn scored twice in the bottom of the first, and went ahead with another pair is the third These four, and all the other Quaker runs, were unearned, as the Crimson committed eight errors.

Crosby's three-run blast to right field, one of the longest home runs ever hit at River Field, gave the Crimson a lead which it held until the eighth, when Penn capitalized on more shaky Harvard fielding to knot the score.

Johnny White led off the winning eighth inning rally with a double. Crosby's single chased him to third, and when Akillian grounded out, White scored and Crosby moved to second, from whence he scored the insurance run on Charlie Walsh's one baser.

Walsh, who started in right, field, contributed two safeties to the 16-hit Crimson attack. He returned to his usual catching position when Crosby took the hill. Third baseman Myles Huntington led the batters with four hits in five at bats. Foynes, Caulfield, White and Crosby each picked up two.

  ab  r  h  po  a  eFoynes, cf  6  2  2  4  0  0Caulfield (C), 1b  5  2  2  6  0  1White, ss  5  2  2  1  2  2Crosby, c, p  4  2  2  2  1  3Akillian, lf  5  0  1  6  1  1Walsh, rf, c  5  0  2  1  0  0Huntington, 3b  5  2  4  1  3  1Cavanaugh, 2b  4  1  1  6  1  0Turnor, p  5  0  0  0  3  0Robinson, rf  0  0  0  0  0  0  --  --  --  --  --  --Totals,  44  11  16  27  11  

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