The game yesterday resulted in a well earned victory for Brown. Woodcock pitched a fine game, striking out nine men and holding the Harvard team down to seven scattering hits. At the bat he knocked out a home run and two singles. Brown won because she bunched her hits, earning four of her six runs. Harvard's seven hits, on the other hand, were distributed through five innings. The only thing about our playing that seemed to puzzle Brown was the base running, yet this was not perfect. We might have had one more run as easily as not. In the eighth inning, with one man out, Frothingham was coached to come in from second on Alward's hit, and was easily thrown out at the plate. In the fourth inning Dean wrenched his leg in stealing third, and Trafford played the rest of the game at second. Dickinson was put on first. The umpiring of Mr. Hunt was execrable.
Brown failed to score until the third inning. In the first Harvard made a run on scratch hits by Hovey and Trafford, a stolen base, and a wild throw by Thurston. In the third we scored on Mendenhall's bad muff of Hallowell's hit, a stolen base and a wild pitch. Brown went to work with a vim in this inning. Mendenhall hit safely and stole second. Woodcock lifted the ball well over the right field fence. Frothingham was slow to pick it up, and both men came in. Then Jones struck out. Tenney got a base on balls, stole second, and took third on Messer's scratch hit. Messer stole second. With two men on bases Magill struck out. Soon after, Tenney was thrown out at third and the inning ended. Neither side scored again till the ninth.
The first man to come to the bat in the ninth was Weeks. Howe, who had taken Bates' place in the seventh, gave him a base on balls. Thurston struck out for the third time. Two wild pitches in succession advanced Weeks to third. Steere hit safely and Weeks came in. Steere stole second, and Mendenhall's hit advanced him to third. Mendenhall stole second. Woodcock, who had already made a home run and a single, came to the bat. He was the third man in succession to hit safely, and Steere and Mendenhall came in. In the confusion Upton threw very wildly to second to cut off Woodcock. The ball went over Trafford's head and through Hallowell's hands. Before it could be fielded in Woodcock also scored. Jones and Tenney went out easily. Score 6 to 2 in favor of Brown. Harvard, however, did not give up the game. Upton got his base on balls. Wookcock hit Howe, who took first, forcing Upton to second. Dickinson sacrificed and Hallowell made a hit which brought in Upton and Howe, amid great enthusiasm. Hovey sacrificed, and Hallowell, who had reached second on the attempt to cut off Howe at the plate, took third. Trafford had three balls and two strikes, and the excitement was high. The next ball came over the plate but he failed to hit it, and the game was over.
In the last inning the men on the benches began to shout every time Woodcock raised his arm and did their best to rattle him. It is to be hoped that this will not happen again.
BROWN.a.b. r. b.h. t.b. s.h. p.o. a. c.
Woodcock, p., 5 2 3 6 0 0 12 0
Jones, 2b., 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Tenney, c. f., 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Messer, r. f., 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0
Magill, 3b., 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Weeks, 1b., 2 1 0 0 0 10 0 1
Thurston, c., 4 0 1 1 0 11 1 2
Steere, s. s., 4 1 1 1 0 3 2 0
Mendenhall, l. f., 4 2 2 2 0 1 0 1