Yale, 3; Harvard, O.

Only about thirty Harvard men took enough interest in the result of the first game with Yale to go to New Haven Saturday with the nine. Whether a larger crowd of Harvard men would have materially affected the result of the game it is impossible to say, but the fact that the score was so close and that a base hit or two at several points in the game would have given us a good push toward the lead, indicates that an enthusiastic support would have been of the greatest value.

The game was called at 3 o'clock with Yale at the bat. Hubbard sent a hardliner to right field, which was muffed by Crocker. On this error Hubbard took two bases and went to third while Lovering was assisting Griggs out at first. Hopkins hit to Lovering, who made a sharp throw home to cut off Hubbard, but good base running by Hubbard gave Yale the first run. Hopkins who was thus left at first, stole second, with a narrow margin, went to third on a wild pitch, and came home on Terry's base hit to right field. Terry went to third on a wild pitch and came home on a second one soon after. Jones hit hard by second base, took second on McKee's put out, Baker to Smith, went to third on Child's hit to left and stayed there as Souther flied out to Nichols at centre field. After this Yale did not reach second base until the seventh inning, when Carpenter was left on third. Griggs in the second and Jones and Hopkins in the third tried to steal second, but were promptly thrown out by Allen. Of Harvard's work at the bat there is little to be said. Smith and Crocker were the only men to make hits, Smith in the fourth and sixth innings, Crocker in the seventh. The other men who reached first were C. P. Nichols and Smith in the first innings, the former on a fumble by Griggs, the latter on called balls, and Allen in the second on a fumble by Hopkins. The feature of the game was Lovering's play at second. His whole play was perfect, and he assisted in two brilliant double plays, one in the sixth innings and another in the seventh. LeMoyne made a beautiful fly catch from Child's bat in the ninth innings, and Baker made a brilliant stop of a hit from Child's in the seventh. Great credit is due Nichols, Allen and Smith. Their play throughout was as steady as that of veterans, Allen's throwing to second being quick and accurate, and Nichols' pitching admirable in every respect, while Smith, besides covering first in his usual faultless manner, did the only good work at the bat for Harvard.

The nine as a whole is to be congratulated on the steadiness and coolness of its play in the field. The batting, as was to be expected, was very weak. For Yale, Hubbard caught a faultless game, while Jones was very effective as pitcher. Other features of the game for Yale were the second base play of Terry, the base running of Hopkins and the batting of Jones and Childs. The result of the game was decidedly encouraging for the Harvard nine. The following is the score:



A.B. R. 1B. T.B. P.O. A. E.

Hubbard, c. 4 1 0 0 10 1 0

Griggs, s.s. 3 0 0 0 0 2 1

Hopkins, 3b. 4 1 1 1 0 5 1

Terry, 2b. 4 1 1 1 7 2 0

Jones, p. 2 0 2 2 0 4 1

McKee, r.f. 4 0 0 0 1 0 0

Childs, 1b. 4 0 2 2 8 0 0

Souther, c.f. 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

Carpenter, 1.f. 4 0 1 1 1 0 0