Five consecutive hits in the last of the ninth inning scored three Crimson runs yesterday afternoon as Pennsylvania dropped a 10-9 decision to the Mitchell nine on rain-driven Soldiers Field in a weird game twice halted by down-pours.
Yesterday's victory moved the Crimson into a tie with Yale for first place in the league as Cornell lost to Columbia 5-3. Harvard and Yale have each won four games and dropped one.
Ingalls Allows 5 Hits
While Eddie Ingalls was holding the enemy batters to five hits, his teammates were making six errors in the field to keep the Quakers in the game. The Crimson cracked out 13 blows and benefited on only two Penn misplays.
Ulysses Lupien and Bob Gannett opened the scoring in the first inning on Dick Grondahl's double and a Quaker error, but Penn passed the Crimson in the fourth frame with two runs after tallying once in the second.
Seventh Puts Crimson in Bad
By the end of the first half of the seventh, the Quakers had added three more scores and were leading 6-4. With two men out in the "lucky seventh. Lupe walked, Gannett singled, and Grondahl smashed a homerun through the rightfielder who slipped. And the score stood 7-6 for the Mitchellmen.
Two hits, an error, a walk, and a passed ball scored three runs for Penn in the ninth, placing them ahead by a 9-7 margin. Lupe's double and singles by Gannett, Grondahl, Fulton, and Soltz with no one out off the relief hurling of Lynn Fawley ended the game.
This afternoon the Varsity meets a highly touted St. Johns nine on Soldiers Field at 3 o'clock with Tom Healey scheduled to foil for the Crimson. Coach Fred Mitchell yesterday used three third-basemen, Galluccio, Ulin, and Fulton, and it is uncertain who will get the starting call in the hot corner today.