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THE UNIVERSITY GAMES IN NEW HAVEN AND PRINCETON.

NO WRITER ATTRIBUTED

THE University Nine left Cambridge for Princeton Thursday evening, 13th inst., intending to play the New Haven professionals on Friday and the Princeton University Nine on Saturday. Owing to some difficulty in obtaining accommodations at New Haven, the men did not get a very good night's rest, and in consequence, did not make as good a display as they should have done in Friday's game. They were met in the morning by several of the Yale Nine, who very politely drove them about the city, showing them among other things their new boat-house, a very fine building which cost about $ 20,000. The new Chapel now in course of erection promises to be very handsome and an ornament to the College. An invitation was extended to the Nine to remain over that evening to a supper, but, knowing the work of the morrow, they prudently refused, The game was called at an early hour (2 P. M.), to give time to reach the New York train.

It was witnessed by a large crowd of spectators, chiefly Yale students, who seemed, to judge by their applause, much pleased at our errors, Besides one or two noticeable features, there is little to say about the game. Thatcher's play behind the bat was excellent, as was Hooper's pitching. Tyng batted well, and made a beautiful one-hand stop in the ninth innings. For the New Havens, the pitcher had a puzzling way of jerking the first two balls over the heads of both striker and catcher, and then of letting the third one come swiftly towards the striker, and dropping when near the base. Geer played well on second. Duff did the heavy batting and seemed at home on third. During the game Hooper struck hard for centre field, where it was dropped by McKelney, but very neatly caught by Tipper before reaching the ground. The score will give all further particulars.

On the arrival of the Nine at Princeton it was received by members of the Princeton U. B. B. C. and escorted to the hotel. After a light lunch it went upon the field, and play was called as early as 12 M., to enable the Nine to return home by the night train from New York. The first innings opened favorably for Harvard, as Leeds took his base on an error by catcher, and scored before the side went out. Then followed three whitewashes for Harvard, Princeton in the mean time scoring three runs. In the fifth innings the Harvards became completely demoralized, and allowed their opponents to score three unearned runs, offsetting it by but one for themselves. This left the score 6 to a against us, with Princeton jubilant. Now began one of the most exciting up-hill games I ever witnessed. The Harvards settled to the work in good earnest, and the way they played against such odds was perfect, inasmuch as they prevented their opponents from scoring, and commenced to score themselves. The result was that the game closed with the score 9 to 7 in our favor, and it is not too much to say that they have never gained so creditable a victory. The pitcher for the Princeton is one of the best we have yet played against, and his delivery is a very trying one to strike. The ball comes in a perfect line till within a short distance of the home plate, when it suddenly swerves from its course and passes beyond the reach of the striker. The play on the third base was excellent. Kent's play on the first base was magnificent. Hooper, as usual, pitched wonderfully well. Ernst made a beautiful catch in the last innings, running from centre field nearly to short stop for the ball. Thatcher was unfortunate in having lame hands, but his pluck in remaining at his post till the end is worthy of great praise. His errors he atoned for by a long fly over left field's head in the ninth innings, when it was most welcome. The score is as follows:-

HARVARD.

O. R. IB. TB. PO. A. E.

Leeds, s. s. 4 0 0 0 1 1 3

Latham, r. f. 4 0 0 0 2 0 0

Hooper, p. 5 0 1 1 1 1 0

Tyng, 3 b. 4 1 2 3 1 3 0

Kent, 1 b. 2 0 2 2 6 0 2

Thayer, 2 b. 1 1 1 1 5 1 1

Ernst, c. f. 2 0 0 0 1 0 0

Tower, l. f. 2 0 1 1 2 1 1

Thatcher, c. 3 0 0 0 8 3 0

-- -- -- -- -- -- --

Total 27 2 7 8 27 10 7

NEW HAVEN.

O. R. IB. TB. PO. A. E.

Geer, 2 b. 2 2 0 0 5 5 1

McKelney, c. f. 3 1 1 1 0 0 1

Keenan, c. 4 0 1 1 4 2 2

Luff, 3 b. 3 1 3 4 3 4 0

Tipper, l f. 2 2 3 4 1 0 0

Gould, 1 b. 3 1 2 2 13 0 0

Wright, s. s. 4 0 2 2 0 3 1

Sullivan, r. f. 3 1 2 2 0 0 0

Nichols, p. 3 1 1 1 1 2 0

-- -- -- -- -- -- --

Total 27 2 7 8 27 10 7

Innings . . 1st. 2d. 3d. 4th. 5th. 6th. 7th. 8th. 9th.

Harvard . . 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 2

New Haven . 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 3 0 - 9

Umpire, Mr. Maxwell, Yale, '75.

Time game, 1 h. 55 m.

HARVARD.

O. R. IB. TB. PO. A. E.

Leeds, s. s. 1 3 2 2 0 3 1

Latham, r. f. 5 1 0 0 0 0 1

Hooper, p. 1 0 2 2 0 0 0

Tyng, 3 b. 5 0 0 0 1 1 1

Kent, 1 b. 2 1 2 2 10 0 0

Thayer, 2 b. 3 0 1 1 2 3 1

Ernst, c. f. 4 0 1 1 3 0 1

Tower, l. f. 2 3 1 1 2 0 1

Thatcher, c. 4 1 1 2 9 3 8

-- -- -- -- -- -- --

Total 27 9 10 11 27 10 14

PRINCETON.

O. R. IB. TB. PO. A. E.

Laughlin, s. s. 2 1 2 2 1 3 1

Jacobus, 3 b. 5 0 0 0 7 3 6

Walker, c. f. 3 1 2 2 0 0 0

Campbell, 1 b. 3 2 1 1 11 0 3

Woods, 2 b. 2 1 1 1 1 0 3

Bradford, r. f. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Mann, p. 2 1 2 2 1 1 1

Denny, c. 3 1 1 1 3 6 2

Duffield, c. f. 3 0 1 1 3 0 0

-- -- -- -- -- -- --

Total 27 7 10 10 27 13 15

Innings. . 1st. 2d. 3d. 4th. 5th. 6th. 7th. 8th. 9th.

Harvard . 1 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 2 - 9

Princeton. 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 - 7

Umpire, Mr. Dunning, Princeton, '76.

Time game, 2 h. 20 m.

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