THE HARVARD FRESHMEN AT SPRINGFIELD

THE Harvard Freshman Nine went to Spring-field on Saturday, July 12, and, on their arrival proceeded at once to their quarters, - the Lefebvre House. Having ascertained that Brown was to be their only opponent, it was agreed to play a series of games, to take the place, as well as possible, of the proposed tournament. The first game was to be played on Tuesday, the 15th; the second on Thursday, the 17th; and the third, if necessary, on Friday, the 18th of July.

The game of Tuesday was called at 4.30 P. M. with the Harvards at the bat. A. W. Perry, Harvard, '76, was chosen umpire, but was obliged to retire after the first inning, to prevent the strong wind permanently affecting his eyes, injured in a game a few weeks previous. Wm. Mason, Harvard, '76, was chosen to fill his place.

The game was closely contested up to the end of the seventh innings, the score then standing 10 to 10. On the eighth the Harvards got hold of their opponents' pitching, did some good batting, secured nine runs and six base hits, while the Browns in the same innings received a white-wash for the fifth time.

On the ninth innings the Browns had four runs and two men out; but as darkness was rapidly coming on, West was directed by the Captain to strike out, and save the innings, which he did, giving the game to the Magenta by a score of 21 to 14.

Following is the score :-

HARVARD. BROWN.

0. R. 1B. T.B. 0. R. 1B. TB

Ernst, 2b. 3 3 4 6 Wood, 2b 2 2 1 1

Moody, c. 4 1 2 2 West, 3b. 4 2 0 0

Kip, p. 3 3 1 1 Comstock, s.s. 3 2 1 1

Lynn, r.f. 4 2 1 1 Bradbury, l. f. 2 3 2 2

Tyng, 3b. 4 2 2 2 Roper, cf. 4 1 1 1

Richards, 1b. 1 4 2 2 Miller, r.f. 2 1 1 1

Holman, l. f. 3 2 1 1 Mathewson, c. 5 0 0 0

Harrison, s. s. 2 2 4 4 Aldrich, p. 3 1 1 1

Wheeler, c.f. 3 2 1 1 Allen, 1 b. 2 2 1 1

- - - - - - - - 27 21 18 20 27 14 8 8

Innings. 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th

Harvard..... 1 0 1 2 0 6 0 9 2 -- 21

Brown...... 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 4 -- 14

First base by errors: Harvard, 3; Brown, 6.

Runs earned : Harvard, 9; Brown, 4.

Time of game,- 2 h. 35 m.

Umpires : N. W. Perry, and Wm. Mason, Harvard, '76

Owing to the injury of Mr. Perry, Moody went to the catcher's position, Harrison to short stop, Wheeler to centre, and Lynn to right field. The absence of Perry was severely felt both in this and the succeeding game, as was shown by the utter demoralization of the nine, and their poor playing - simply from the need of an experienced captain.

The second game was called at 11.30 on Thursday morning, the Harvards again at the bat. Mr. Hooper, '75, officiated as umpire. The first innings resulted in a whitewash for both sides. But on the second the Harvards got in 8 runs, on the third 5, and on the fourth 5, to the Browns 2, 1, and 1 in the same time. But here a change appeared. Kip seemed to lose his power of effective pitching, and Brown crept slowly up to our score; making three on the 5th, three on the 6th, and eight on the 7th. Brown went in on the ninth inning with twelve to tie, and thirteen to win the game, and nearly succeeded in doing this; for it was not until they had made eleven runs, and Tyng had been placed in the pitcher's position, that the last man went out on an easy fly to Richards at first base.

Such an exhibition of muffing is rarely seen on any field as the Harvards showed in the last few innings of this game. Every one took a hand in it, and all played as if they were utterly demoralized, showing little judgment and less nerve, which is very apt to be the case when a nine imagine they have an easy victory.

Comment is unnecessary, as there were no remarkably good plays

The score follows.

HARVARD BROWN

O. R. IB. T.B. O. R. IB. T.B.

Ernst, 2 b. 3 5 4 6 Wood, 2 b. 2 3 1 1

Moody, c. 3 3 1 1 West, 3 b. 3 3 1 1

Kip, 3 b. 4 3 1 1 Mathewson, s.s. 3 3 1 1

Lynn, r. f. 2 4 2 2 Bradbury, l. f. 4 4 1 1

Tyng, 3 b. 3 3 1 2 Roper, c. f. 3 5 1 1

Denton, s.s. 5 1 0 0 Miller r.f. 3 4 2 2

Richards, 1 b. 4 3 1 1 Comstock, c. 2 4 2 3

Harrison, l.f. 0 6 1 2 Aldrich, p. 4 2 1 3

Wheeler, c.f. 3 3 2 3 Allen, 1b. 3 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

27 31 13 18 27 30 10 23

Innings. 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th

Harvard . . . . . 0 8 5 5 2 1 6 2 2 - 31

Brown . . . . . 0 2 1 1 3 3 8 1 11 - 30

First base, by errors: Harvard, 18; Brown, 20.

Umpire: Mr. Hooper, Harvard University, B. B. C.

Time: 3 h. 30 min.