In one of the fastest games of the season the University baseball team lost to Princeton, 5 to 1, on Soldiers Field Saturday afternoon. Bartholf pitched first class ball for Harvard. With one exception he was steady in the pinches, and gave only three bases on balls. He allowed the Tigers seven hits, but three of these were very scratchy. Had Bartholf been given good support the outcome of the game would have been very different.
How the Scoring Was Done.
Harvard got to Lear in the second inning. Potter singled and took third on Clark's hit. Pendleton threw to head off Potter, and Clark reached second. Coon walked, filling the bases; Reynolds flied out. Young singled, however, scoring Potter; Clark tried to get home on this hit but was caught at the plate. Bartholf was an easy out. During the remainder of the game Babson was the only member of the University team to reach first and he was hit by the pitcher.
In the fourth inning, Reynolds, Gibson and Wingate each made a slip up which was very costly. Shaw's bunt down the third base line was allowed to roll in hopes that it would cross the foul line, and with the bases full Bartholf hit Pendleton. This combination of misfortunes enabled Princeton to score three of the easiest runs that will probably ever come its way. In the first inning Princeton scored one run, when Laird singled, was sacrificed to second, and came home on White's single. The Tiger's last tally came in the ninth. Parker was walked, reached second on a sacrifice, and scored on Captain Sterrett's third hit.
Lear pitched a remarkable game. With the exception of two innings not a Harvard man reached first, but in spite of this Lear was credited with only one strike out. The perfect support given him made the victory an easy one, Rhoads being the particular star in the fielding line for Princeton. The latter pulled down a number of hard stops and his foot work was excellent.