A curve that didn't and a offense that wasn't sent the Harvard varsity baseball team down to a 5-1 defeat at the trembling hands of Brown in Providence Saturday. For the Bruins, the win marked the end of a 21 game losing streak in EIBL play which extends back over three seasons. The Crimson's loss dashes any hopes Harvard might have had for an EIBL pennant.
After four and a half innings of uneventful, almost impotent baseball, the bottom of the fifth rolled around, as it inevitably does. Doug Nelson, the Bruins' fine junior pitcher, led off with a single. And then Harvard's starting pitcher Bill Guzzetti fired what he thought would be a curve to Brown's Buddy Becker.
The first time the ball curved, however, was when it began its descent toward a field 375 feet away and behind a 15 foot fence, giving the Bruins a 2-0 lead. Guzzetti recovered nicely and didn't allow another run.
The Crimson batsmen were having their own problems, and couldn't score in the first eight innings.
Behind by two runs in the top of the eighth, coach Norm Shepard was forced to pull Guzzetti for a pinch hitter. In the bottom of the eighth, Dick Garibaldi came in for the visiting nine and promptly allowed three runs on three hits, putting the Bruins out of reach