The Freshman Nine.
For pitcher, Bates, Luce, Guerin, Cummings, Bumpus. For catcher, Pennington, Willard, Fitz-Hugh and Mason. For first, Peckham, Weld and Bean. For second, Dean. For third, Keene and Nichols. For short stop, Parker, Corning and Lamb. For the field, there are Crosby, Bowman, Mason, Fitz-Hugh, Embic, Dodge and Babbitt.
Of these, there are few really good players and it is hard to see how more than a mediocre nine can be formed. Captain Bates, however, is rapidly getting the men in shape and may possibly get a winning team from the material at hand. He deserves credit for conscientious work, for, while overlooking and directing the work of the freshmen, he has been in constant practice with the 'Varsity. The nine has been unfortunate in losing the services of Wood and Morrill, two very strong men who have left college. Therefore, only by the hardest work on the part of the successful candidates, can Ninety-One hope to accomplish anything this year on the ball field. The nine will play at Andover next Saturday and will probably be made up as follows: Bates, p.; Pennington, c.; Peckham, 1b.; Dean, 2b.; Nichols, 3b.; Corning or Parker, s.s., and Crosby, Bowman and Mason in the field. In addition to the above, Willard, Luce and Guerin will probably get on the team as substitutes. P. Valle has been appointed scorer by the captain.