CLASS BASEBALL.

First Games of the Class Series Played Yesterday.

The Seniors defeated the Juniors yesterday in their first game of the class championship series by the score of 11 to 4. The game was loosely played on both sides and was decidedly lacking in interest. There were no brilliant plays and errors were frequent on both sides. The Seniors outbatted their opponents and their hits were more opportune.

Ninety-seven scored two runs in the first inning on hits by Harris and Adams, who were brought in by Scott's two base hit. Ninety-eight tied the score in the third. Abbott made a hit, stole two bases and came in on Abrams's fly out to Kernan. Pierpont got his base on balls and Davis brought him in with a two-base hit. Ninety-seven scored again in this inning on Warren's two-base hit and an error by Abrams. In Ninety-seven's half of the fourth, hits by Hallowell and Dunlop, errors by Kimball and Pilling, and a base on balls netted four runs. In the fifth Scott got first on four balls. Pilling threw Dunlop's grounder to second, putting out Scott, and Dunlop reached first safely. Kernan knocked a pop fly, which Davis missed, and both men scored on Field's three-bagger. Ninety-eight scored one run in the eighth. Pierpont got a hit and was caught out at second on Davis' grounder to Adams. Davis was brought in by Ingraham's two-bagger. Ninety-seven scored twice in this inning. Field reached first on Abrams' error and stole second and third. Warren got first on balls and Harris knocked a two-bagger, bringing in two runs. In the ninth, Kimball hit to left, got second on Kernan 's failure to stop the ball, and stole third. Pierpont brought him in with a hit.

The score:

NINETY-SEVEN.

a. b. r. b. h. t. b. p. o. a. e.

Warren, 1b. 3 3 1 2 12 1 0

Harris, r. f. 5 1 2 3 2 0 0

Hallowell, 3b. 5 0 1 1 1 2 0

Adams, p. 5 1 1 1 2 4 0

Scott, c. 3 0 1 2 6 0 0

Dunlop, c. f. 4 2 1 1 1 0 1

Kernan, l. f. 4 2 0 0 1 0 1

Field, s. s. 4 0 1 3 0 2 1

Garrison, 2b. 3 2 0 0 2 2 2

Totals, 36 11 8 13 27 11 5

NINETY-EIGHT.

a. b. r. b h. t. b. p. o. a. e.

Abrams, s. s. 5 0 0 0 4 2 2

Kimball, 2b. 5 1 1 1 0 3 2

Pierpont, l. f. 4 1 3 3 1 0 0

Davis, 1b 4 1 1 2 11 0 1

Ingraham, r. f. 5 0 1 2 1 0 0

Bacon, c. 4 0 0 0 5 1 0

Manning, 3b. 1 0 0 0 1 3 0

Pilling, p. 3 0 0 0 0 5 1

Abbott, c. f. 4 1 1 1 1 0 0

Totals, 35 4 7 9 24 14 6

Innings. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ninety-seven, 2 0 1 4 2 0 0 2 x-11

Ninety-eight, 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1-4

Earned runs-'97, 2. Stolen bases-Kimball, Manning, Abbott 2, Kernan, Garrison 2. Bases on balls-Warren 2, Scott. Garrison, Pierpont, Manning 3, Pilling, Abbott. Left on bases-'98, 10; '97, 5. Struck out-by Adams: Abrams, Manning, Pilling 2, Abbott; by Pilling: Adams 2, Garrison. Double play-Warren. Umpire-R. W. Sherwin '99.

Sophomores, 8; Freshmen, 7.In an exciting game, which was won by timely batting in the eighth inning, the Sophomore nine defeated the Freshmen yesterday afternoon on Soldiers Field by a score of 8 to 7.

In the first inning '99 started off with a rush, and, by the aid of Foster's error and wild throw to first, succeeded in bringing in two runs. After this, however, everything seemed to be in 1900's favor, as they played a strong fielding game and gradually worked their score up to six, while for six consecutive innings '99 was shut out. For seven innings Foster pitched a magnificent game. Five times '99 was retired in one, two, three order; but, in the eighth, Foster weakened, and Thompson's base on balls, Chauncey's and Nowell's singles, Stearns' triple and Mills'double, brought in four runs and tied the score.

There were still two innings for 1900, and from the strong game that they had been playing it looked as though they would win out; but they were easily retired in the eighth inning by two foul flies and a fly to McCall.

In the ninth, McCornick was substituted for Foster. Galbraith went to first on a dead ball and Jameson and Thompson struck out. Chauncey knocked out a neat single and the bases were full when Stearns got to first on balls. McCornick was unsteady and gave another base on balls to Mills, thus forcing in Galbraith. Another run was forced when McCall was hit by a pitched ball. Nowell struck out and the side was retired.

In the last half of the ninth inning Ewer got to first on a single, Loughlin flied out to Simpson, and Ewer came home on Lewis' hit. Lewis was thrown out trying to steal second and Cutting flied out to Mills.

The score:

NINETY-NINE.

a. b. r. b. h. t. b. p. o. a. e.

Jameson, r. f. 5 1 0 0 1 0 0

Thompson, 2b. 4 1 0 0 7 1 1

Chauncey, c. f. 5 2 2 2 1 0 0

Stearns, 1b. 3 2 1 3 5 1 2

Mills, s. s. 4 1 2 3 2 1 4

McCall, l. f. 5 0 1 1 1 0 1

Nowell, 3b. 5 0 1 1 5 4 0

Simpson, c. 4 0 1 1 4 4 0

Galbraith, p. 4 1 0 0 1 1 0

Totals, 36 8 8 11 27 12 8

NINETEEN HUNDRED.

a. b. r. b. h. t. b. p. o. a. e.

Loughlin, s. s. 5 1 1 1 2 6 1

Lewis, 1b. 4 0 2 2 12 0 0

Cutting, c. f., 5 0 2 2 1 0 1

Egbert, r. f. 3 0 0 0 1 0 1

Foster, p, 4 2 1 2 1 2 2

McCornick, l. f. 4 2 1 1 1 0 0

Farrington, 2b. 4 1 1 1 1 2 0

Edmunds, c. 4 1 1 1 8 1 0

Ewer, 3b. 4 0 2 2 0 1 0

Totals, 37 7 11 12 27 12 5

Innings. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Ninety-nine, 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2-8

Nineteen Hundred, 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 1-7

Struck out-by Foster: Mills, McCall, Nowell, Galbraith 2; by McCornick: Jameson, Thompson, Nowell; by Galbraith: Lewis. Bases on balls-off Foster: Stearns, Thompson; off McCornick: Stearns, Mills; off Galbraith: Lewis, Egbert. Hit by pitched ball-McCall, Galbraith 2. Passed balls-Edmunds. Sacrifice hit-Farrington. Stolen bases-Chauncey, Longhlin (2), Foster, McCornick 3, Farrington, Ewer.