The Freshman baseball team went down in its first defeat Saturday afternoon to the Worcester Academy nine by a 1 to 0 decision. Although the game was played for the most part in a cold drizzle on the Worcester field, it was marred by few errors and neither pitcher appeared materially hampered by the poor weather.
Barbee, who pitched the whole game for the 1928 team, was in excellent form. Only in the first inning were the Worcester batters able to connect with his offerings and it was in this period that they got two singles which coupled with a Freshman error accounted for the only tally of the contest. For the rest of the game Barbee allowed only one hit, a single in the eighth, struck out seven men, and let only one batter reach first base on balls.
The principal Freshman trouble seemed to be their failure to bunt accurately in the pinches. Although they got only two hits from the Worcester twirler, Strickland, several men worked on to the bases and were not advanced.
*Batted for Hunneman in eighth inning.
Two-base hit, Linscott. Stolen bases, Nordberg, Lindstrom, Hurley, Jordon. Sacrifice hits, Nordberg, Kelley, Strickland. Base on balls, off Strickland 3, off Barbee 1. Struck out, by Strickland 13, by Barbee 7. Left on bases, Harvard 4, Worcester 6. Time, 2h, 15m. Umpire, O'Connor.