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Right-hander Charlie Linn won his own game by driving in three runs and shortstop Bob Wolff helped out with four singles as Penn wallopped Harvard 6-3 yesterday afternoon.
Rescheduled because of Saturday's rain storm, the game was the first for the Crimson in the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League. Since Harvard also lost to Holy Cross 5-2 on Friday, their season record is now even at 5-5.
Linn allowed six hits, but he was extra tough in clutch moments as Harvard stranded ten runners in scoring position. Besides hurling, Linn batted fifth in the Quaker line-up and moved to right field when he needed relief help from Ken Kroell in the eighth.
Although starting pitcher Bob Dorwart struck out seven batters in four innings, he was hit hard for all six runs. Tom DaShiell, J. C. Nickens, and Tom Kidwell shut the Quakers out the rest of the way.
Right fielder Steve Kenoyer started the Quaker three-run third with a single to center. Dorwart struck out the next two hitters, but three straight singles, the last by Linn, brought home two runs and left runners on first and third. The third run came when Wolff scored on Linn's successful steal of second.
Penn got three more runs in the fifth when Rich Fleigel best out a bunt down the third base line. Consecutive singles by Bill Luftig and Wolff drove in Pfleigel and sent Dorwart to the bench. Linn then greeted relief pitcher DaShiell with a double along the left field foul line for two more runs.
Twice Harvard appeared ready to break the game wide open. Leading off the third, Pete Bernhard doubled, and Neil Hurley and Dan DeMichele both hit fly balls deep to center field that Penn's Miles Sibell caught. Pete Varney also lofted a fly to center, but Sibell misjudged it and Bernhard scored.
Down 6-1, Harvard knocked Linn off the mound in the eighth when DeMichele singled and Varney walked. Reliever Kroell looked very shaky as he wild-pitched O'Connell, finally walked him, and gave up a run-scoring single to John Ignacio.
But, with the bases loaded and still no one out, Bill Kelly struck out and pinch-hitter Jon Perron hit a double play ball to Kroell. Varney was forced at the plate, but catcher Ray Levy gave Harvard a run and another chance when the threw wild to first.
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