The Freshman nine will open the season Thursday afternoon with the Hopkinson game. The squad has been reduced to twenty-one men, including the battery candidates, and this number will be cut down to sixteen before the Easter recess. The practice during the last week has been anything but encouraging, since the outfield has shown little or no improvement, and the weakness in catchers and first basemen has not been remedied.
The work this week will consist of daily practice games between the two divisions of the squad, and special attention will be paid to developing team play and improving the batting. E. F. Loughlin '00 will be in charge of the team until the University nine leaves for the southern trip. The University coaches will then turn their attention to the Freshmen.