We take this opportunity of congratulating the freshmen on their victory over Yale. It was none the less welcome because expected. Harvard played with determination, but the work of the freshmen was however, at times disappointing. The fielding at two or three points was uncertain, and the outfielders especially were culpably slow. Moreover, Harvard would have stood little chance of winning by her batting if the game had not been played on home grounds. Except in the one inning the work in this particular was anything but satisfactory, and unless a decided improvement comes Yale will win the game at New Haven. Their men have shown that they are heavy batters, and their fielding on familiar grounds will probably be as strong as Harvard's. A marked advance, then, must be made if Ninety-three has any hope of the next game. There is really no reason why the game should not be won by Harvard if the improvement in batting is made. Our team is made up largely of experienced players, and if they do as well as they are capable of doing, Yale should be defeated.
It is four years since Harvard won both games of the series. The chance is now offered Ninety-three, by hard and earnest work, to win the next game from their opponents. We hope the freshmen appreciate the task before them, for it is just this earnestness and determination which the college is expecting from Captain Frothingham and his men.