BASE-BALL.

THE University Nine played the first match-game of the season last Saturday with the Rollstones of Fitchburg. Not much was to be expected of the first game of a newly made-up nine. The game was long, and in general uninteresting, with occasional brilliant plays. The ground was execrable, and the infielders waited for the ball with but little hope of judging it correctly. Every man, with the exception of the outfielders, who did not have the opportunity, tried his hand at muffing with marked success. Hooper's pitching, as usual, deserves mention, and Tyng's line catch was one unsurpassed in the records of professional playing. The umpire's decisions were, with one or two exceptions, entirely satisfactory. Our Nine came to the conclusion that it is next to impossible to win a game from the Rollstones on their own grounds. An accurate knowledge of the topography of the country would be essential to success.

Appended is the score:-

HARVARD.

B. R. P.O. A.

Hooper, p. 1 1 1 4

Latham, c. f. 0 1 0 0

Tyng, 3b. 2 1 1 4

Tower, l. f. 2 0 0 0

Kent, 1b. 1 1 19 0

Thatcher, c. 0 0 2 3

Bettens, s. s. 1 0 1 5

McDowell, r. f. 1 1 0 0

Ernst, 2b. 0 2 3 2

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Totals, 8 7 27 18

ROLLSTONES.

B. R. P.O. A.

W. Cogswell, c. 1 1 9 1

Rockwell, 2b. 2 2 3 3

Cogswell, 1b. 0 3 9 0

Butler, p. 1 0 2 1

Pond, 3b. 1 2 0 1

Thomas, r. f. 0 0 3 0

Hamlin, s. s. 0 0 0 3

Shepley, c. f. 0 1 1 0

Goodrich, l. f. 1 1 0 2

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Totals, 6 10 27 11

Time of game, 2 hours and 20 minutes.

Passed balls: Harvards, 4; Rollstones, 3.

First base on errors: Harvard, 3; Rollstone, 4.

Umpire: Mr. W. S. Cutler, H. U., '75.

The present Sophomores have every reason to be proud of their class Nine. Their already brilliant record was closed in the last of June by winning the series of games with Yale '77. Out of the nine match games which they played they lost but two, - one to the Rollstones of Fitchburg, and the second game in the series with Yale. They have won two games from the class Nine of '76, and two from Yale '77, besides defeating the Excelsiors and Mystics, and tying a game with the Unas of Charlestown. The batting record of each man, with his rank on first base and total base hits, is as follows:-

Rank.

1st Base. Tot. Base. 1st Base. T. B.

Leeds . . . . 463 .740 1 1

Herrick . . . . 354 .500 2 2

Bird . . . . 354 .437 2 3

Sawyer . . . . 333 .354 4 5

Tower . . . . 320 .400 5 4

McDonnell . . . . 304 .304 6 7

Nash . . . . 270 .291 7 8

Thatcher . . . . 240 .240 8 9

Latham . . . . 191 .344 9 6

The total score stands, for the Nine, 162 runs, and for their opponents 117.