Impressive Spring Performances Give Eliot Likely Straus Victory

Leverett flirted with intramural supremacy for two seasons, but the Bunnies folded this spring as Eliot won nearly every sport to virtually clinch the Straus Cup for the third time in the last four years.

Eliot first baseman-catcher-coach Bob Pavich, whose baseball team easily captured the title, said, "There's no way we cannot get the trophy unless Floyd Wilson miscounts." Wilson is the able director of the intramural program.

Mel Kameshije pitched the Eliot Jumbos to four of their seven victories, and Jack Fisher lashed four home runs while building an average over 500. Only Quincy House was able to down the champions, and they did so by an impressive 5-0 score.

Fireballing Fernando Gonzalez was the winner of that game, but said that the defense deserved most of the credit. Jim Fabiani, one of the most versatile athletes in the House, smashed a roller halfway to third base to start Quincy's four run rally in the last inning, and Eliot's errors and a single by catcher Bob Teske did the rest. Luck, Not skill

Bob Beaman, who coaches Eliot's undefeated softball squad, said, "We've been pretty lucky." This afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the league leaders play once-beaten Winthrop in a crucial contest. Winthrop has come from ninth place almost to the top spot in Straus Trophy competition and can gain a tie for the softball title by beating the Jimbos. The Puritans are likely to have a tough time, though, against pitching ace Scott Levine, who has won all seven games.

Eliot tied Winthrop in the tennis competition, with Quincy a very close third. These same three houses were also the top point-getters in the track meet last Friday. The Jumbos will try to add the "A" crew title to their collection today. "The finals will start around finish," Wilson said.