The University baseball team was defeated by Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at Hanover by the score of 5 to 1. Dartmouth, by making two runs in the first inning, obtained a lead which it held throughout the game, further increasing it in the fourth and eighth innings.
The defeat was largely due to the excellent pitching of Skillen, who allowed only five scattered hits and struck out eight men. The University team seemed unable to bat with any confidence. Most of the hits were ground balls to the infield and were easily handled by the fast fielding of the opposing team. Although Castle allowed two hits in the first, fourth and eighth innings, his work as a whole was very satisfactory, as he allowed only two other hits, struck out seven men and gave but one base on balls. Tweed, considering his lack of experience in large games, caught reliably behind the bat, although his throwing to bases was not very sure. The University team, through poor judgment, lost an excellent chance to score in the sixth inning, when, with two men on bases and only one out, Kernan attempted to steal home and was easily caught by McCabe.
O'Brien, the first man up for Dartmouth, made a clean single and was advanced by Reeve's two-base hit. He then came home on Keady's long fly to Greenough, and Reeve went to third, scoring on Orcutt's sacrifice. Dartmouth added another run in the fourth inning, when Orcutt scored on a base on balls, a wild pitch and Page's hit. In the eighth inning Castle made the only run for Harvard by an overthrow, a steal and Greenough's timely base-hit. In this inning, for Dartmouth, Page and Orcutt both hit safely and came home on a long hit by Richardson, who was caught at the plate by a fine throw by McCarty