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Varsity Nine Before EIBL Rivals Penn, Lions


Pennsylvania southpaw Bob Brooks and Columbia right-hander Kermit Tracy limited the Varsity nine to five hits and two runs over the weekend as the Crimson bowed, 8 to 2 and 2 to 0 in E.L.L. games.

Also on Saturday afternoon Dolph Samborski's freshmen defeated the Yale yearling nine, 8 to 5.

The Penn game was a wild affair as Brooks gave up 15 walks. The lack of hitting, however, enabled him to go the distance. Jack Donelan and George Emmons limited the Quakers to eight safeties, but these, combined with nine errors, were more than enough to win.

Penn scored twice in the first inning, but the Varsity evened the count on a walk to Eddie Foynes, a single by John White, a wild pitch, and White's steal of home.

Penn broke the tie in the next inning on a triple and a long fly. In the third frame the visitors broke the game wide open with a four run burst. These were all unearned as five miscues and one hit allowed Penn to gain complete command.

Brooks continued to baffile the Crimson hitters with a varied assortment of curves, drops, and other slow stuff. The Cantabs loaded the bases with none out in the fifth on three walks; but Russ Johnson hit into a double play and Ralph Robinson flied out to and the threat. Walt Greeley drove a pinch hit single in the eighth inning for the only other hit off Brooks.

Saturday's game proved to be more of the same, as Tacy, who had hurried and defeated Dartmouth the day before, scattered three hits and walked none to win a pitching duel from Bob Ward, 2 to 0.

Columbia managed to get only five hits, but one were needed for their first tally and two singles scored the clincher in the eighth inning.

In the fifth inning, Lee Guittar reached on an error by Russ Johnson. A wild pitch advanced him to second and an infield out moved him to third. As Ward would up, Guittar broke for the plate, and umpire Raph Sandborn ruled that Ward committed a balk, allowing Guittar to score. Guittar slid into catcher Charlie Walsh on this play and broke the receiver's hand.

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