Coming to bat in the sixth inning, in the game played with Bates College at Soldiers Field on Saturday, with the score standing 2-2 and rain clouds threatening a premature calling of the contest, the University baseball team made an eleventh-hour rally, pounding out four hits to bring in as many runs, and thus turning what had looked like a tie into a decisive 6-2 victory. Immediately after the end of this inning the umpire declared the game called on account of rain.
From the start the University players had no difficulty connecting with the Bates pitchers but until the sixth they sent most of their long clouts into the hands of the opposing outfielders. Bates' hits totaled only one less than those of the Crimson players, but Goode's steady pitching kept them scattered, and errorless fielding by the University held them down to their minimum value.
The visitors scored their first run in the opening inning when, with two out and none on bases, Wiggin knocked a long home run into left field. Langley also hit safely, but the next man fanned. Two of Bates' other four hits came in the second, but without bringing in any runs, and two in the sixth, when Wiggin made the second and last tally for his team, by headily stealing home in time to have the run count, before Moulton, caught between first and second was tagged out by Emmons. In the three intervening innings the visiting batters were retired in short order by Goode, who struck out four men.
When the Crimson players came to bat at the start of the first inning it looked as if the game was going to be handed to them. Cusick, the Maine pitcher, walked the first three men, and Conlon scored on Finnegan's error. The Crimson failed to seize its chance, however. Buell's grounder to short forced Thayer at the plate, and the next two men filed out. The second tally came in the fourth, as a result of a pretty triple by A. B. Blair '21 and a clean single by George Owen '23.
Up to the sixth the University had shown little more than errorless mediocrity, but with the sixth they proved themselves far and away the superior team. Janin, first up, got to first on an error, advanced to third on Blair's double, and came home when Goode hit to right field for two bases, Blair scoring a moment later. Conlon singled, advancing Goode, and Owen sent them both across the plate with a long triple to left center. The next man grounded out, pitcher to first, and the game was called