At 4 on University Diamond.--Castle Will Pitch.--Practice Improved.

The University baseball team will play Bates in the eighth game of the season this afternoon on the University diamond. Soldiers Field, at 4 o'clock. Yesterday, in its first game this spring, Bates was defeated by Andover by the score of 9 to 8.

Practice for the University team yesterday showed considerable advance over the work in Tuesday's game, especially in batting. The fielding, though less ragged, was still uncertain.

The batting orders: HARVARD.  BATES. Randall 1b.  c., Bowman Leonard, 3b.  p., Doe Matthews, s.s.  s.s., Austin Stephenson, c.  1b., Kendall Schoenfuss, c.f.  2b., Wright Dexter, 2b.  3b., Lord McCarly, r.f.  l.f., Rogers Castle, P.,  c.f., Johnson Bradbury, l.f.  r.f., Wilder

Reserved seats at 75 cents, are on sale at Leavitt & Peirce's, and at the box office at the field.