On this day 48 years ago, Dick Malmstrom pitched a two-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 9-0 victory over St. Paul’s.
Steven Vellines (2 hits/ 2 RBIs) paced the offense while upping his season batting average to .353. All Malmstrom did was pitch his latest in a string of masterful performances that season.
His dominant outing against St. Paul’s was his third shutout of the season. To that point he had yielded just 22 hits in his six starts, while striking out 62, and had an ERA of 0.19. Yet, he had still not pitched his finest game of the season, a one-hit wonder in a 1-0 win over Horace Mann on May 5.
He would finish one of the best individual pitching seasons in school history with a 10-1 record, a 0.76 ERA, 7 earned runs, 35 hits, 108 strikeouts, and a WHIP of 0.73. His mastery on the mound helped the Blue and White finish with a 17-2 record and the only Ivy League Championship in the history of the program.