The Lovells did not present a very formidable team, and their errors were very numerous. They were lucky, however, in bunching their hits and were quick to take advantage of the misplays of the other side. The best fielding was done by Stevenson, who played a very lively game and made several good pick ups of poor throws. Scannell caught until the seventh inning and did very well. He was succeeded by Buckman, who made two very wild throws to bases and soon after had a passed ball, which proved very costly. Whittemore made several good stops, but also missed some easy chances.
The outfielders had little to do, but Hayes made one good catch. Highlands pitched fairly well, but was batted hard in the seventh inning, and in the ninth was very wild, giving four bases on balls and forcing in a run. The batting was hard, and the ball was generally hit on a line. The best work in this respect was done by Hayes, Winslow and Scannell.
In the first inning, after Whittemore had gone out, Winslow hit safely, stole second, and on a wild throw kept on to third. Hayes followed with a single and Scannell with a hard double; Highlands got a base on errors and Beale a base on balls, but was put out at second. The result was three runs. In the next inning Stevenson made a long hit for three bases and scored on Wrenn's sacrifice to the outfield. The next scoring was in the third inning when Scannell was hit by a pitched ball; Highlands's grounder was fumbled and Beale and Rand got to base on errors. Wrenn followed with a two-base hit, but Whittemore went out.
In the sixth, Winslow scored on a fumble by the shortstop and singles by Hayes and Whittemore. The Lovells did not cross the plate till the seven inning, when two two-baggers gave them a run.
In the eighth they scored four times on two bases on balls, three hits and a man hit by pitched ball. The Harvard nine outdid them in their half of the inning with five runs, made on good hitting and several bad errors by the Lovells. This was the last time at the bat for the Harvard nine, while the Lovells added three runs in the ninth on four bases on balls and two passed balls by Buckman.
The final score was as follows:
A.B. R. B. P.O. A. E.
Whittemore, s.s. 6 0 1 1 4 2
Winslow, 3b. 5 3 3 1 2 0
Hayes, c.f. 5 3 3 2 0 0
Scannell, c. 3 1 3 3 1 0
Buckman, c. 1 1 0 2 0 1
Highlands, p. 5 0 0 1 4 0
Beale, r.f. 4 2 1 1 0 0