None of the men who watched the game yesterday could have come away without a feeling of intense disappointment. Yet, on the whole, the game was the most encouraging played this year. The Boston team only escaped a decisive defeat by rattling the Harvard pitcher in the last inning. We outbatted them somewhat, and outfielded them completely. When Howe gave base after base to the Bostons in the last inning the nine as a whole stood perfectly steady, not showing the slightest sign of that tendency to get rattled which has defeated so many Harvard teams. Cook made the one error of the game, fumbling a hot ball from Bennett's bat. It was so dark at the time that the error must be considered very excusable. Alward took Dickinson's place in left field, and played a very pretty game. He accepted all his chances, and two of his catches were hard balls to get. Hallowell played a beautiful game at centre, covering his territory magnificently, and making seven put outs. Dean did fine work at the bat, and Hallowell and Hovey backed him up well.
Harvard made her first run in the third inning, on a wild throw by Long and Hovey's base hit. In the fourth a base on balls, Upton's scratch hit and Cook's sacrifice brought in another. In the fifth Harvard earned a run by Dean's three-bagger to right and Hallowell's hit to the pitcher. In the eighth three bases on balls in succession and an error by Nash let in one more. Our last run was earned in the eighth again by Dean and Hallowell.
Boston made a run in the first inning on a base on balls, a hit and a sacrifice. In the fifth Lowe got his base on balls, was forced to second by a base on balls given to Sullivan, and came home on Quinn's hit and Bennett's sacrifice. This ended the scoring for Boston till the ninth inning. Then Howe gave three bases on balls in succession, and hit the next man who came to the bat. The next man after him knocked a grounder to Cook, who fumbled it. Altogether four runs came in, and the Bostons won an unexpected victory.
a.b. r. b.h. t.b. s.h. p.o. a. e.
Long, s. s., 5 0 2 2 0 2 2 3
Brodie, c. f., 5 1 1 2 0 2 0 0
Lowe, r. f., 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0
M. Sullivan, l. f., 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0
Quinn, 2b., 3 1 1 1 0 4 1 0
Nash, 3b., 4 1 0 0 0 3 1 2
Bennett, 1b., 5 0 1 3 2 7 1 0
Ganzell c., 4 0 1 1 1 6 2 0
Getzein, p., 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0