Base-Ball.

Yesterday afternoon the Yale freshmen won the first game of the series with the Harvard freshmen by extremely hard batting, aided by the very wild pitching of the Harvard pitcher. The beginning of the game was delayed by the failure of the umpire, Mr. Pearce, to put in an appearance, and in his absence, Mr. Wiestling, '87, filled the position most acceptably to both nines. The game was not a creditable exhibition of ball playing, by either nine, but the Harvard freshmen succeeded in bunching the greatest number of errors, and the Yale freshmen the greater number of hits, For Harvard, Codman made two fine running catches and Young played well behind the bat, having to face extremely wild pitching and Mumford played his usual fine game at second. For Yale, Hunt did the best fielding; Hunt, McClintock, Travers, did the best batting.

Yale opened at the bat. Hunt and Spencer reached first on errors by Linn; McClintock fouled out to Young; Day flied out to Travers; Hunt scored; Wurtenburg made a hit; Spencer scored; Wurtenburg went to second on an attempted put out, third on a wild throw by pitcher, and scored on a wild throw by Slade; Strait went out, Linn to Vila.

For Harvard, Codman got his base on balls, and went to third on a passed ball. Slade struck out; Campbell flied out to McClintock, who threw wild to third, letting Codman score; Linn hit safely, stole second and third, and home on three bases on balls in succession. Mumford, Vila and McLeod got three bases on balls, but were left, Young striking out.

In the second inning, Calhoun flied out to pitcher; Howard got his base on balls; Travers flied out to right; Hunt hit safely, and he and Howard scored on a passed ball; Spencer got his base on balls, went to third on a passed ball, and second on a hit by McClintock, who was left on second by Day flying out to Mumford; Codman flied out; Slade struck out; Campbell hit safely; Linn got his base on balls; Campbell scored on a fumble by short-stop of Mumford's hit; Linn scored on a passed ball, and Mumford was left on third by Vila fouling out to catcher.

In the third, Wurtenburg was given his base on balls, stole second; Strait struck out; Calhoun knocked a fly to Slade who fumbled it, letting Wurtenburg score; Howard flied out to pitcher and Travers to Codman, leaving Calhoun on third. McLeod and Young flied out and Sabine struck out.

In the fourth, Hunt made a base hit stole second and third; Spencer flied out to Linn; McClintock got his base on balls; Day sent a grounder to Linn and was thrown out at first, Hunt scored and McClintock went to third; Wurtenburg made a base hit bringing in McClintock but he was thrown out at third by Mumford. Codman and Slade flied out to McClintock and Campbell to Calhouu.

In the fifth, Strait knocked a grounder to Vila and was out; Calhoun flied out to Codman, and Howard struck out. Linn got his base on balls stole second, and went to third on a put out a first but was left there; Vila flied out to Hunt and McLeod struck out.

In the sixth, Hunt flied out to Codman; Spencer got his first on a fumble by Linn, took second on McClintock's hit, third on a passed ball, and home on a wild pitch; Day fouled out to Vila, and Wurtenburg was out on first on an assist by Mumford, leaving McClintock on third; Young and Sabine were out at first on assists by Howard, and Codman flied out to Wurtenburg.

In the seventh, Strait flied out to Mumford; Calhoun hit safely, stole second, and came home on a wild pitch; Howard was thrown out at first by Linn; Travers made a base hit, stole second, went to third on Hunt's hit, but both were left on bases. Spencer being thrown out at first by McLeod; Slade made a hit, stole second and third, but was out on an attempt to get home; Campbell flied out to Howard; Linn reached first on Slade's out, stole second; Mumford struck out, but catcher missed third strike, threw wild to first, sending Linn home and Mumford to second; Vila was thrown out at first by pitcher.

In the eighth Yale scored seven runs on a base on balls, a home run by Spencer, Howard's three-base hit, McClintock's two-base hit and singles by Travers and Calhoun; McLeod flied to Hunt; Young got first on a muffed thrown ball by third; Sabine flied out to Travers, who threw to third, and put Young out, who had started home.

In the ninth, Day and Wurtenburg were thrown out at first by Mumford, and Strait by McLeod; Codman made a base hit, stole second, and went to third on a passed ball; Slade fouled out; Campbell knocked a fly to Wurtenburg, who dropped it, letting Codman score; Linn flied out to Hunt, who threw to second, and put Campbell out, who had started to third. The score:

YALE, '90.

A. B. R. 1B. T. B. P. O. A. E.

Hunt, c. f. 6 3 3 3 4 1 0

Spencer, 1b. 5 4 1 4 5 0 0

McClintock, 2b, 5 2 3 4 4 0 2