Monday, April 03, 2006

Off to the races

In March, sophomore Matt Vance told the Crimson one of his goals for this season was to try to keep up with Dartmouth's Will Bashelor in stolen bases. But with the Ivy League's opening weekend of play now in the books, it's Vance who's setting the pace in that category.

With four steals this weekend, Vance moved into first place in the league with 10 steals in 10 attempts. Harvard's Lance Salsgiver is second with eight steals, tied with Dartmouth's Jason Blydell. Bashelor, with six, is fifth.

As a team, the Crimson's 33 steals are tops in the league, not to mention well ahead of last year's pace. Combine this with the fact that Harvard's .441 slugging percentage is second only to Brown, and you begin to see how dangerous this lineup really is.

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