Yesterday afternoon Harvard played the Beacons for the first time this season and defeated them by a score of 13 to 5. The Beacons presented a very strong team, but they evidently suffered from lack of practice as this was their first game of the season. Nichols, Allen, and Smith of last years Harvard nine played with the visitors. Grant was the umpire and great dissatisfac was found with his decisions from which both teams suffered about equally.
The game was called at 4 o'clock with Harvard at the bat. Wiestling got his base on balls and stole second. Foster got first on short-stop's fumble and Wiestling went to third. Campbell knocked a fly to short left field which Frederick failed to capture. With the bases full Willard was given his base on balls and Wiestling came home. Nichols attempted to catch Willard off first and Foster came in on Merrill's wild throw to the plate. Allen then threw to second to catch Willard, and Campbell came home. Henshaw and Boyden flied out. Willard stole third and came in on Bingham's single to right field. Richardson fumbled Bingham's hit and Bingham went to third on it and came in on Linn's single.
Harvard did not score in the second innings, but in the third they made four runs, two of them earned. Willard opened the innings with a three-bagger and came home on Henshaw's single. Boyden followed with a single which sent Henshaw to third. Bingham's fly was muffed by Richardson and Henshaw scored. Linn was given his base on balls and he and Bingham got home on Mumford's single. This closed the run getting for this innings.
In the fourth and fifth Harvard went out in order and in the sixth they made four more runs. Wiestling made a hit and got third, on a wild throw, and came in on Foster's single. Frederick made a wild throw on Campbell's hit to him on which Foster came home and Campbell went third. Henshaw drove the ball over the left fielder's head for a home run, bringing Camp-in also.
In the seventh inning Allen and Nichols changed places. Allen did not have good control of the ball, as he gave three men bases on balls. But still Harvard failed to score and the innings closed with three men on bases. Harvard did not score in the eighth or ninth.
The Beacons did not score till the third innings. Then Allen got his base on an error and went to third on Hall's single. Hall stole second. McAloon then knocked a fly to centre which Bingham failed to hold after a long run and Allen scored. Hall scored on Bennett's out at first. They added one more to this score in the fifth on hits by Nichols and Smith, a wild throw and an unsuccessful attempt to catch Nichols at the plate, on Frederick's grounder.
In the sixth and seventh they went out in order. In the eighth after two men were out Hall made a single, but was left on first. In the ninth, Bennett got his base on balls, stole second and came in on Richardson's single, and Richardson went to second on the attempt to catch Bennett at the plate. Nichols went out, Mumford to Willard. Henshaw attempted to catch Richardson on third but Campbell muffed the ball and Richardson got home. Smith flied out to Campbell and Merrill got his base on balls. Merrill stole second and third, but was left on third as Frederick flied out to Linn and closed the game. Henshaw injured his finger in the ninth innings and retired. Choate took his place.
Harvard played a strong, steady, fielding game throughout, making only three errors outside of the battery. Boyden and Bingham were both very effective and the few hits that were made off them were scattered. Henshaw gave them good support behind the bat, and Campbell played brilliantly at third. He stopped several hot grounders and threw finely to first. Mumford also fielded very well. All the men batted strongly and the hits were well bunched. For the Beacons, Allen caught his usual good game, and Smith and Bennett fielded very well. Hall and Smith led at the bat. The score:
A.B. R. 1B. T.B. P.O. A. E.
Wiestling, s. s., 5 2 2 2 0 1 0
Foster, l. f., 4 2 2 2 1 0 0
Campbell, 3b., 5 2 0 0 3 5 1
Willard, 1b., 3 2 1 3 14 0 1
Henshaw, c., 5 2 2 5 5 2 1
Boyden, p., c. f., 5 1 1 1 0 4 2
Bingham, c. f., p., 5 2 1 1 2 3 3
Linn, r. f., 3 0 1 1 1 0 0
Mumford, 2b., 4 0 1 1 1 4 0
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Totals, 39 13 11 16 27 19 8
A.B. R. 1B. T.B. P.O. A. E.
Richardson, r. f., p., 5 1 1 1 0 2 2
Nichols, p., c., 5 1 1 1 2 3 5
Smith, 2b., 4 0 2 2 4 4 0
Merrill, 1b., 3 0 0 0 10 1 1
Frederick, 3b., 5 0 0 0 0 3 2
Allen, c., p., r. f., 4 1 0 0 3 2 3
Hall, l. f., 4 1 3 3 0 0 0
McAloon, s. s., 4 0 0 0 2 1 1
Bennett, c. f., 3 1 0 0 6 0 0
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Totals, 37 5 7 7 27 16 14
Innings, 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Harvard, 5 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 13
Beacons, 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 - 5
Earned runs - Harvard, 5. Three-base hits - Willard. Home run - Henshaw. First base on balls - Boyden, 2; Bingham, 2; Nichols, 4; Allen, 3. Struck out - Boyden, 4; Bingham, 3; Nichols, 1; Allen, 1. Wild pitches - Allen, 1. Left on bases - Harvard, 6; Beacons, 8. Umpire - Mr. Grant. Time - 2h. 3m.