HARVARD 1905 VS. YALE 1905.
First Game at New Haven Today.--Result Doubtful.
This afternoon the Freshman nine will play the Yale freshmen at New Haven.
The Freshmen started the season with average material for each position, but four of their best men, Matthews, Kernan, Greenough, and Randall were taken to the University squad. Of these men, Greenough has been returned to the Freshmen, and will play short-stop today; but players had to be developed to fill the vacancies left by Kernan and Randall.
The greatest weakness of the team is in batting, and timely hitting is often lacking. The infield is capable, but not always steady at critical times. Bolton at third base, who captains the nine, is a cool player, and has a steadying influence on the other men. The outfield is pretty sure and backs up the bases well. One of the hardest positions to fill was that of pitcher, but Tuckerman is now pitching a creditable game.
The nine as a whole showed a considerable slump in the game with Brown Freshmen, and added stupid base running to their weak batting.
The work of the Yale team has been very erratic, and if the Freshmen play their best game they should win out.
The batting orders follow: