The 'varsity nine played a short practice game with the freshmen on Holmes field yesterday afternoon. The batteries exchanged so that Bates pitched for the freshmen and Minton for the 'varsity. The Ninety-four team was very unsteady at first and threw all over the field, and as the balls were simply tossed over the plate, the 'varsity made over a dozen runs in the first inning. After this, however, the freshmen displayed a little more judgment and were steadier. Soule took Dean's place and Mason played third. After the game Clarence Smith and Frederick Thayer, who invented the catcher's mask, spent some time in coaching the team and Hylans of Technology gave them practice in batting.
The nine will play Brown today at Providence. It will probably be made up as follows: Soule, 2b.; Hallowell, c. f.; Hovey, s. s. ; Trafford, 1b.; Frothingham, r. f.; Alward, l. f.; Mason, 3b.; Upton, c.; Bates, p.
The freshmen play Phillips-Exeter this afternoon at Exeter.