About one hundred men took part in the first practice of the University and Freshman squads yesterday afternoon. Although it was hard to judge the men on their first appearance, the showing on the whole was very fair. The practice for pitchers and catchers was very light, in order that the men might not strain their arms by throwing too hard at first. Later in the afternoon the other candidates for the University team were given a short trail. The men at first tossed the ball lightly back and forth, and then were given practice in stopping grounders.
The practice for the Freshman squad was similar to that of the University squad. For the next ten days the work will be the same as yesterday.