In a game featured by hard hitting on the part of both teams, Harvard defeated Catholic University on Soldiers Field yesterday by the score of 11 to 7. The University used three pitchers and the visitors two, all of whom were hit freely with the exception of Trayers who was sent in to allay the onslaught of the University team in the eighth inning.
Clark's batting was again the feature of the game. Out of five visits to the plate he had a home run, a three-bagger and a single or three hits totalling eight bases. His catching was also an improvement over his work in the Lafayette game, and with a little more experience he should develop into a finished backstop. Ayres and Wingate continued to hit the ball and Tomes showed that he is regaining his batting eye by getting two safe drives out of three times at bat.
Hitchcock started the pitching for the University but was removed in the second inning after the visitors had secured three safe hits in succession. Hardy relieved him and was given similar treatment, the inning ending after the visitors had placed two more in the run column. Frye replaced Hardy in the eighth with the score standing 6 to 3 in favor of Catholic University and allowed one more run in that inning.
The eighth was Harvard's big inning. Four hits combined with timely errors on the part of the visitors netted five runs in this round, and put the University team on the winning side. Pitcher Green, who had been hit freely before this inning, was removed after five runs had been scored against him with one out. Trayers, who relieved him disposed of Gannett and Winter in easy fashion.
The game was absolutely devoid of fielding features and was for the most part listless, the eighth inning rally being the only part of the game which aroused much enthusiasm.