The Yale University nine returned from its Easter trip on Thursday, having played six games with professional clubs. The nine did rather better work than had been expected, but disappointed their friends by their poor fielding. They made on their trip fifty-eight. base hits, with a total of seventy-five, against eighty-one hits, total ninety-three, by their professional opponents. They scored 29 runs to their opponents' 68, and made 50 errors, an average of eight per game. They would undoubtedly have made a considerably better showing but for several accidents to members of the team, which prevented a display of the full strength of the nine. Dann, the catcher, wrenched his back. Stagg was handicapped by a lame arm. McConkey, second base, had two fingers knocked out and a sore hand besides. As will be seen by the figures, the nine batted heavily, making an average of ten hits per game. From present indications the team will be the heaviest batting one that has ever represented Yale, and when it meets Harvard the fielders of both clubs will have their hands full. The batting average of Noyes on the recent trip was a trifle over .400. and Kellogg, Cross and Stagg were close behind him. Hunt the new centre field hit very hard, but was unfortunate in knocking flies to fielders. Kellogg, who was a substitute last year, showed up remarkably well, both at the bat and in the field. The outfield, notwithstand the absense of Brigham and Sheppard did some fine work, right field being the weakest spot. In all probability neither Brigham nor Sheppard will be seen on the field this year. The former will not return from Europe until the middle of June, and will then hardly be in condition to take part in the closing games. He worth, the change pitcher, has occupied the points in two games, and has shown judgment and coolness. Dann pitched part of one game, but owing to lack of practice was very wild. The new rules have not affected Stagg's pitching in the least, and as soon as the lameness leaves his arm he may be depended upon to show his old-time skill. The work of the nine, on the whole, is about the same as last year at this time, although there are five new men on the team.
The majority of the candidates for the freshmen ball team remained in town during the vacation and practiced twice a day at the field. The men are playing as follows: Strait, c.; Stuart, p.; Calhoun, s.s.; Day, 1b.; Peter Tud, 2b; Bonbright, 3b.; Nilson r.f.; Traver, c.f.; Simmons. 1.f.; substitutes, Baldwin and Irwin. The uniforms will consist of white jerseys, gray trousers and blue and white blazers and caps. The nine is not regarded as particularly strong, and will have hard work to defeat the Harvard freshmen. They have already played several exhibition games.- Boston Globe.