While 150 fans shivered and stamped their feet Harvard downed Bowdoin yesterday afternoon on the diamond by a score of 5 to 1. It was the Crimson's seventh game of the season and its third victory.
Coach Mitchell selected Devens to pitch and the Sophomore hurler had the Maine aggregation eating out of his hand. He allowed but four hits, fanned eleven, and issued five bases on balls. Devens now has 37 strikeouts to his credit for the season. Souther, on the other hand, although not hard hit, was nicked for nine hits, seven of which figured in the scoring. Seven walks also aided the Harvard cause.
The Crimson started out as though it were going to make the game a runaway by counting twice in the first on a walk to Mays, an infield out and successive singles by Wood and Ticknor. After that, however, Souther settled down for a while and held Harvard scoreless until the sixth when Bassett crossed the plate on Mays' scratch hit. In the seventh Bassett's infield bingle sent in Wood after he had walked and Ticknor had singled. Devens tallied the final run the next inning when he walked, advanced to second on Mays' sacrifice, to third on an infield out, and was sent home by McGrath's hit.
The visitors' lone tally came in the fourth when, after Dwyer walked, Urban doubled, and the former scored when Batchelder threw into center field trying to pick Urban off second.