The battery candidates for the University nine will practice only three time a week at present according to plans recently announced. The reasons assigned for this step are the imminence of the mid-year examination period and the danger of over-training for the pitchers.
Coach Mitchell has confined the work so far to mere limbering up. He has done little actual coaching and that little only on the rudimentary points of how to stand on the rubber and how to throw to bases. He is going on the principle that the development of a pitching arm must be gradual and that three months of indoor work lie ahead.
Among the fifty-odd candidates who reported, R. F. Cordingley '25, E. F. Herrman '25, and J. E. Toulmin '25 are the only pitchers of last year's squad who have begun to work regularly. K. N. Hill '24, whose excellent relief pitching in the final Yale game last June puts him among the leading aspirants for a regular berth, has been at the field for practice. He is still favoring a football injury, however, and so has not yet put on a uniform. Grosvenor Bemis '24 and Philip Spalding '25, both of whom saw service last year, are not expected to report at present. R. G. Morris '24, substitute first-baseman a year ago, is numbered among the pitching candidates.
1928 Stars Also In The Running
D. G. Casto '26, the diminutive left-hander who won ten out of eleven games for the Freshmen last year, is another candidate of considerable promise. R. W. Puffer '26, K. F. Nash '26, and D. E. Lewis '26 from last year's Freshman squad are the remaining aspirants of experience.