The first regular outdoor baseball practice was held yesterday afternoon on Soldiers Field. During the first part of the afternoon, the University squad under the direction of Chesbro and Captain Clarkson were given long batting and battery practice. The batting was erratic and slow, and showed the old tendency of stepping back. Some of the pitchers, however, did encouraging work. The second team were given similar practice.
The Freshmen under N. S. Bartlett '03 and J. S. Lovering '03, were given outfield practice outdoors, and infield and batting work in the cage. The fielding was, for the most part, rather crude, but the batting was lively and encouraging.