After making eight fouls Corning took his base on balls, and came all the way home on two passed balls. Cummings hit to second base, but failed to reach first. Mason reached first on a safe hit, stole second and third, and came home on a passed ball. Knowlton took his base on balls, and stole second and third., Luce struck out. Slade took his base on balls, and was advanced to second on player's choice-Dean then hit to third, but failed to beat the ball to first, and Knowlton and Slade were left on bases.
The Yale men seemed likely to score in the first inning; but Luce came up to time, and struck two men out in succession, with a man on second and one on third. Crosby's beautiful running catch in left field put side out.
In the second inning, both sides went out in one, two, three order, but in the third, the Harvard men, by a lucky bunching of their hits, a base on balls by Dalzell, and two or three errors of judgment on the part of the Yale fielders, managed to pile up five runs, making the score 7 to 0. From this time on, it must have grown rather dark in the neighborhood of second and third base, or else the umpire lost his eysight, for his base decisions were, to say the least, queer. This discouraged the Harvard men, and seemed to take all the life out of them, and from the fourth inning till the end of the game, they only made one base hit.
In the fifth inning Yale made only three hits off Luce, but scored six runs through Harvard's errors.
In the seventh inning, the score was a tie and, at the end of the eighth, it stood 8 to 7 in favor of Yale. In the first of the ninth Corning tied the score again, making a run on an error by Hedges, and a base hit by Cummings. Yale then came to the bat for the last time, feeling very confident of victory. McClintock took his base on balls, stole second, took third on player's choice, came home on Parker's base hit, and the game was lost. Crosby played very well for Harvard: Huntington did the best word for Yale. It is useless to deny that the Yale team completely outplayed our men at every point. Yet we might still have won the game, had it not been for the four or five erroneous decisions of the umpire. These base decisions and the rain were the only things that marred the pleasure of the day. The Yale freshmen, contrary to custom, did not give the team a dinner, as the faculty deemed it inadvisable; they entertained them, however, in every possible manner until the train left New Haven. There was not the least sign of ill feeling between the members of the two colleges, and the Yale men gave forth a prolonged "Harvard" at the end of their quick, short cheer, while the Harvard men returned the compliment over and over again.
YALE '91.A.B. R. B.H. T.B. S.B. P.O. A. E.
Hedges, 3b., 5 2 3 3 0 2 3 2
Dalzell, p., 5 1 1 1 0 1 11 0
Cushing, s.s., 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 1
Huntington, 2b., 4 0 1 1 1 5 5 0
N. McClintock, c.f. 2 1 1 1 4 0 0 0
Poole, c., 5 0 0 0 0 11 2 1
Parker, r.f., 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0