Yesterday afternoon the Freshmen easily defeated the Sophomores in the first game of the class series by the score of seventeen to two. The Freshmen outplayed their rivals at all points of the game, and the result was not in doubt for a moment after the second inning. The greater part of the work for Ninety-nine was done by the battery, as Mains pitched in splendid form, striking out fifteen men and holding the Sophomores down to six hits, two of which were scratches. Davis caught a good game, with the exception of one missed third strike in the first inning, which was responsible for the two runs made by Ninety-eight. The Freshmen played an errorless game in the field, while Ninety-eight's errors were nearly all costly and were answerable for several of the Freshmen's runs. The batting of the Sophomores was weak, but Ninety-nine showed up better in this respect than they have for some time, as Mains, Morse and Lynch all made three-base hits.
For Ninety-eight, Davis and Foster played the best game in the field, and Abbot caught a number of difficult flies in the outfield.
Ninety-nine failed to score in the first inning, but the Sophomores made their only two runs of the game. Goodridge struck out, Abbott hit for two bases and got third on Foster's hit to pitcher, while Foster was safe on first; he stole second and took third on Abram's hit to the infield, but Abbott was out at the plate. Kimball struck out, but Davis let the ball by him, and Foster and Abrams scored. Sterling struck out. In the second inning Ninety-nine made six runs on two bases on balls, an error by Abrams, and hits by Sherwin, Mains, Morse and Davis. In the third the freshmen made two more runs on a hit by Sears and errors by Ninety-eight. Ninety-nine made five runs in the fifth inning on hits by Sears, Thompson and Lynch aided by the Sophomore's errors, and in the sixth the last four runs were made on five bases on balls and an error by Sterling. Neither side scored again, leaving the score 17 to 2.
NINETY-NINE.a.b. r. b.h. p.o. a. e.
Thompson, 2b. 4 1 1 1 1 0
Lynch, r. f. 5 2 1 1 0 0
Morse, l. f. 5 2 2 1 0 0
Davis, c. 5 1 1 14 1 1
Mills, s. s. 4 1 1 2 0 0
Galbraith, 3b, 5 1 0 1 0 0
Sherwin, 1b. 4 2 1 6 0 0
Sears, c. f. 3 4 2 1 0 0
Mains, p. 3 3 1 0 4 0
Totals, 38 17 10 27 6 1
NINETY-EIGHT.a.b. r. b.h. p.o. a. e.