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Like the University, Yale opened up her season with a decidedly unsuccessful Southern trip, losing four out of six games. But after one defeat at the hands of Wesleyan on her home grounds the Yale team rapidly improved. The scores of her games to date follows:

Yale 9, Catholic University 4; Yale 1, Georgetown University 8; Yale 0, University of Virginia 3; Yale 3, College of William and Mary 1; Yale 1, North Carolina State 8; Yale 8, Wesleyan 10; Yale 6, Fordham 4; Yale 6, Pennsylvania 4; Yale 7, Johns Hopkins 0; Yale 10, Dartmouth 4; Yale 5, West Virginia 2; Yale 0, Virginia 1; Yale 8, Catholic University 1; Yale 4, Holy Cross 6; Yale 0, Penn State 1; Yale 2, Boston College 0; Yale 9, Cornell 3; Yale 12, Williams 1; Yale 5, Princeton 6; Yale 3, Pennsylvania 8; Yale 10, Holy Cross 3; Yale 0, Tufts 4; Yale 4, Princeton 2; Yale 2, Brown 4; Yale 1, Princeton 0.

It was in the Fordham game that the Yale team first found itself, defeating that nine 6-4. In the Pennsylvania game it showed even greater improvement.

Batting Rally in Penn Game

In a fast game Yale won from the strong Pennsylvania nine by the score of 6-4 on April 24. The game was won in the eighth inning when with the score 4-3 against them the Eli nine staged a batting rally, the feature of which was Kelley's long triple to left center, which, coupled with Crane's timely single, drove in the three deciding runs. Despite the unseasonably cold weather Kelley pitched the entire game for Yale, and was credited with eight strike-outs. Huntzinger of Pennsylvania was driven from the box in favor of Sheppey in the sixth. The batting of Aldrich and Kelley provided the batting features of the game and Captain Sawyer's work in the field was brilliant. Shriver and Strauss were the individual stars for the visitors.

Victories over Johns Hopkins and Dartmouth followed. The 10-4 win ever Dartmouth was featured by Captain Sawyer's all-round playing and frequent errors by the visitors. Captain Sawyer's playing was conspicuous as he had four fifty and four put-outs to his credit. After the first inning in which the visitors scored three runs, Kelley, pitching for the Blue, allowed only four hits.

Eli Stubs Toe on Virginia

West Virginia proved an easy mark for the Yale batsmen. But her neighbors from the South, the University of Virginia nine, had another story to tell. Breaking the Eli's winning streak, she defeated them 1-0. The game was a pitchers' duel between Harrison of Yale and Kelly of Virginia. The southern university, scored the only run of the game by a clever squeeze play after a triple by Burnette. The batteries were: Yale, Kelly and Peters; Virginia, Harrison and G. Kuyk.

After Catholic University had bowed to the Blue in a one-sided game, Yale met her next setback when Holy Cross (whom the University defeated 1-0) scored a 6-4 run. Poor base-running and failure to make use of the eight hits which they secured were largely responsible for the defeat.

The game was lost in the sixth when, with the score tied, a timely home-run by Gagnon of Holy Cross, with one man on base, gave the home team the lead, and it was never afterwards headed.

From Yale's standpoint the batting of Parsons was the feature of the game, while Selleck, who relieved Kelly in the seventh, finished the game in good style.

It was not until the Cornell game on May 24 that Yale recovered from her slump, when she defeated the Ithacans 9-3. Although the Eli batsmen made but one more hit than Cornell, the New Haven nine won by a score of 9 to 3, because the Cornell team did not come through in the pinches.

Yale made its runs in the first four innings, getting two in the first frame, one in the second, two more in the third, and four in the fourth. Maloney of Cornell, who started the game, was hit freely, the Eli batsmen collecting eleven hits from his delivery. Rickard relieved him in the fourth inning, with one out, and held the Blue team to two hits. Selleck, pitching for Yale, allowed only three hits.

After Williams had been swamped 12-1 in a one-sided game, Yale found herself on the eve of the first Princeton game with the odds somewhat against her.

Lee Wins First Princeton Game

The game resulted as the critics had predicted, Princeton winning 6-5.

A single by Lee of Princeton in the eighth, scoring Margetts from second base, gave Princeton the victory. Poor pitching, scratch infield singles, and wildly thrown balls accounted for most of the scoring done by both teams.

The pitching of Warburton and Selleck was below form, Selleck allowing ten hits and passing four batsmen, and Warburton allowing nine hits. Margetts replaced Warburton after the fifth inning, and prevented Yale from acquiring a safe hit or passing second base during the remainder of the game.

For Yale, Faherty's two hits and pass to first counted in the scoring of three runs, while two of his four put-outs killed apparently safe hits. Diamond's handling of thrown balls at first and his batting counted heavily for Yale.

In a Memorial Day game with Pennsylvania, Yale suffered an even more severe defeat, bowing to the team she had defeated earlier in the season, 8-3. Captain Sawyer's fielding was the outstanding feature of the encounter. Sawyer fielded twelve chances without an error, several of them being of the sensational order.

Kelly Helps Penn to Victory

Loose fielding by Yale, Kelly's wildness, and hard, opportune hitting by Pennsylvania gave the home team all their runs in the first five innings. Faherty was the only Yale batsman able to get more than one safe hit off Huntzinger.

Kelly was hit hard and was wild. After he had retired one man in the second inning and two runs had been scored, Coxe replaced him. Coxe was erratic and Penn scored once in the fourth and twice in the fifth. After the fifth inning Coxe improved and for the rest of the game held Pennsylvania scoreless.

Yale recovered from her slump in the game with Holy Cross, whom she defeated by the overwhelming score of 10-3. Free hitting and many errors featured the game. But in the game with Tufts the Blue was again trampled in the dust, when the Medford nine whitewashed Yale 4-0.

The next game was the second of the series with Princeton. Remarkable fielding coupled with the ability to hit at the crucial moment gave Yale the well-earned 4-2 victory over the Princeton nine on the latter's home grounds. The game, filled with many thrilling plays, was an excellent exhibition of real baseball throughout.

Selleck Star in Second Princeton Game

Howard Selleck, for Yale, who pitched the entire game, was the individual star. Princeton hit him hard, totalling nine safeties, one a triple and another a home run. However, the exceptional fielding of the Yale team, including three double plays and several sensational running catches, enabled him to hold the lead which he himself established in the fourth inning when, with the bases full, he hit past the center-fielder and brought in three runs. Selleck did not get beyond first, returning to touch the bag. He struck out three men and allowed but one pass during the entire game.

After being defeated by Brown 4-2, Yale succeeded in edging out Princeton 1-0 in the third and last game of the series played at New York Saturday. After neither team had been able to score for eight innings, Yale finally came through with one run and won the game and the series. At the beginning of the ninth, Faherty, Yale's center-fielder singled to third and got to second on a sacrifice by Holmes. Peters grounded to shortstop. The latter threw to McPhee at second in an attempt to force Crane, who had made his base base on balls, but the runner reached the bag safely. In the meantime Faherty made a successful dash for the plate.

Besides bringing in the winning run, Faherty spoiled what looked like a sure hit by Strubing in the first inning with a spectacular running catch of a line drive. In the fourth he speared McPhee's smash after a hard run

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