Princeton, 12; Harvard, 5.

Princeton defeated Harvard at Princeton on Saturday in the first of the series of games. The playing of both nines was not up to the standard, though at times it was brisk and sharp. The game was essentially a batting game as can be seen from the fact that but three men reached first on called balls and but four struck out. Yet Harvard's hits were mostly to the infield and the men were thrown out at first base, whereas Princeton seemed to be able to place their hits where they wished. In the field Harvard made less errors than her opponents, but the nine went to pieces at critical moments. Throughout the game there was a lack of team work and discipline and this, aided by Princeton's strong work at the bat, lost the game for Harvard.

Wiggin had little control over the ball and for four innings Princeton batted hard, scoring seven hits with a total of fifteen. In the fifth inning Highlands took Wiggin's place and for two innings pitched well, but in the seventh he lost his head and Princeton began to pile up the runs. With the score tied, Ward came to the bat. He hit an easy grounder to Highlands who threw wild to Dickison, Ward reaching third on the throw. Five hits with a total of eight, two costly errors on the part of Corbett and Stevenson, and Princeton had scored seven runs before the inning was ended.

With the exception of third base Harvard's infield played a good game, the best work being done by Whittemore and Scannell. The latter played in splendid form and stopped Highlands's somewhat erratic pitching remarkably well. Corbett made one inexcusable error and fielded the ball in a very slovenly manner, while McCarthy was slow in starting when a hit was made. The score:

PRINCETON.

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

King, 2b. 4 0 1 1 2 1

Brooks, s. s. 5 1 1 2 6 0

Ward, 1b. 5 1 2 15 0 2

Mackenzle, l. f 5 2 1 1 0 2

Payne, r. f. 3 3 2 4 0 0

Trenchard, c. f. 3 1 1 1 1 0

Altman, p. 5 2 2 0 4 1

Williams, c. 5 2 2 2 1 0

Gunster, 3b. 4 0 2 1 4 1

Totals, 39 12 14 27 18 7

HARVARD.