Crimson Nine Defeats B.U., 7-1; McGinnis Gains Second Victory

After giving up a somewhat tainted home run to the lead-off batter, a line drive on which right fielder Matt Botsford missed making a shoestring catch, Crimson hurler Bob McGinnis held Boston University scoreless the rest of the route as Harvard went on to win the contest 7 to 1.

In gaining his second win of the year and Harvard's third straight Greater Boston League triumph, McGinnis scattered six hits while walking five and striking out four. He was especially effective in the clutch, forcing the Terriers to leave 12 men stranded.

Actually, the Crimson wrapped the game up in the second inning. Botsford led off with a single to left, took second on a passed ball and scored when John Getch tripled to left. Then, loser Bill Possiel gave up his only walk of the game to Walt Stahura. After Haughey flied to left, McGinnis laid down a perfect bunt to send Getch home with what proved to be the winning tally.

McGinnis pitched out of a bases-loaded situation in the fourth and forced the Terriers to leave two men stranded in the fifth, until his mates were able to add three more runs in the bottom of the fifth and ice the game.

With one down in the fifth, Cleary singled to center. Simourian followed with a single to right, sending Cleary to third. Hastings then singled to left, scoring Cleary and sending Simourian to second. With Botsford at the plate, Simourian got a good jump on Possiel and stole third easily. After Botsford struck out, Getch got his second rbi of the game when he singled Simourian across, Hastings going on to third. Getch and Hastings then pulled a double steal for the final tally of the frame.


The Crimson added some frosting to the cake, scoring two insurance runs on some heads-up base running in the sixth. Cleary laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt to score Haughey from third and Bergantino from second, which proved to be more than enough to send the partisan crowd home content. Box Score   AB  H  R  RBI Bergantino  5  0  1  0 Cleary  4  2  1  2 Simourian  4  2  1  0 Hastings  4  2  1  1 Botsford  4  1  1  0 Getch  3  2  1  2 Stahura  3  0  0  0 Haughey  4  1  1  0 McGinnis  2  0  0  1 Fisher  1  1  0  0 Totals  34  11  7  6

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