The southern trip of the University baseball squad was very successful, in spite of three days of rainy weather. The two games that were played were well-earned victories, the University of Virginia being beaten, 1 to 0, and Georgetown, 2 to 1. The other game scheduled with Virginia was cancelled on account of rain. The squad arrived at Charlottesville, Virginia, last Sunday evening and was very comfortably provided for in a house close to the baseball field. Monday was clear and very warm, and practice was held both morning and afternoon. Another long practice was held Tuesday morning, but a heavy shower at noon, followed by continued rain, prevented further work until Thursday. Thursday afternoon the game with the University of Virginia was played. The team took the noon train Friday for Washington. Saturday morning the whole squad called on President Taft at the White House. On Saturday afternoon the game with Georgetown was played before a large crowd.
University of Virginia Shut Out.
On Thursday afternoon the University team defeated the University of Virginia on Lambeth Field, Charlottesville, by the score of 1 to 0. An earned run in the seventh inning and Hick's remarkable pitching were responsible for the victory. Hicks struck out 15 men in the nine innings, and only 28 men faced him during the game. Not a man would have reached first for Virginia if it had not been for a bad decision by the umpire. Hicks did not allow a hit, and only one ball was knocked out of the infield. In the last half of the ninth all three Virginia batters struck out.
Virginia got a man on first base in the second inning only. with one out, Cabaniss hit to Marshall, who juggled the ball. Although the throw apparently got to Briggs in time, the umpire declared the man safe. Cabaniss stole second and was again very evidently out, but he was called safe. The next two men, however, struck out. In the next inning, with two out, Harvard got two men on bases through scratch hits by Lanigan and Harvey. In the fourth Dana and Briggs both reached first, but were out trying to steal second. Dana opened the seventh inning with his second single of the game. Briggs sacrificed, but was safe when Dabney dropped the throw. Simons followed with another sacrifice, placing Dana on third, whence he scored on Marshall's infield hit.