The practice of the University baseball squad yesterday consisted of a seven-inning game between two practice nines, in which the second team defeated the first by the score of 6-0. Dudley, Holland and MacDonald pitched for both teams at different times in the game, and the players were distributed so as to make the teams nearly equal. The second nine was more fortunate in bunching its hits and played a better fielding game. The men still show great weakness in batting, and the proportion of men striking out was unusually large yesterday. The chief difficulty of the work in the field seems to be want of head work and wild throwing. Toward the end of the game the work of the first team improved and no runs were scored in the last three innings. B. H. Hayes '98 aided Capt. Reid in the coaching.