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De Rham to Start Princeton Game Behind Plate--Barbee Likely to Work Again Against Tigers

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With the loss of two games, both loosely played, the averages of the University baseball team show a rise in hitting end a decline in the art of fielding. From .247 the batting average has jumped to .258, an increase of 11 points. At the same time the fielding has dropped two points, from .934 of a week ago, to the present, figure, .932.

The offensive features of the week's play have been the continual heavy hitting of Captain Todd, whose figure still continues to climb, and now stands well above the coveted .300 mark, at .367; the return of Burns' batting eye after a short lapse and the hitting streak of Ullman, who though he faced opposing pitchers but once last week, has improved his mark from .263 to .282.

Burns Heads Stick Average

Burns, who may now be classed as a regular, leads the Crimson stickmen with an average of .422. Last week he was batting only for .333, but his six hits last week were enough to push his average up to its present mark. Captain Todd follows the Harvard center fielder, and is in turn followed by Zarakov, his rival up to now for the batting crown. The Crimson third sacker also had a good week, pushing his mark up from .307 to its present .333.

The extra base clouting of the team, up to now not very impressive, shot up in the games against Princeton and Williams. Burns opened the disastrous Tiger game with his first home run of the season, and later connected for a safe double, also his first. Chase, Sullivan, and Todd also rapped out a two-bagger apiece, all of them coming in the Williams game, lost after a game uphill fight. By virtue of his hit in the game against the Purple, Sullivan, the Crimson short fielder, moved into a tie with Barbee for the most doubles. The Harvard total for extra base hits now stands at 15, of which ten are two-baggers, two triples, and three home runs. The home run hitters are, besides Burns, Sullivan and Zarakov.

No Rise in Base Thefts

In the matter of stolen bases, the team has shown no progress during the week. The total for the squad still stands at 22, the figure chalked up a week ago. Todd, Zarakov, and Jones are still the leading base stealers, each of them with four thefts to his record.

Only five men on the entire squad have a perfect average in the field. These are Duchin, who played in only one game; Burns, who has accepted 14 chances without a misplay; Cutts and Puffer, pitchers who have toiled in three games each; and Ellison, veteran right fielder, who before his removal to make room for the speedier Burns, registered 15 put-outs in the outer gardens.

Nine to Embark Tonight

This evening the baseball team will leave by boat for New York, from where it will entrain for Princeton to face the Tiger nine in a return engagement tomorrow. Since the debacle of a week ago Coach Mitchell has shaken things up a bit with the hope of gaining increased hitting strength. Lord, star first baseman of the Freshmen a year ago, has displaced the veteran at first. The Sophomore lacks experience, but he is a natural hitter, and about on a par in fielding with his rival. BATTING INCREASES WHILE FIELDING DROPS   g.  a.b.  r.  h.  2b.  3b.  h.r.  s.h.  s.b.  Ave.  p.o.  a.  e.  Ave. Duchin, c.  1  2  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  .500  3  0  0  1.000 Burns c.f.  7  26  5  11  1  0  1  1  1  .422  13  1  0  1.000 Todd l.f.  14  49  7  18  1  1  0  2  4  .367  27  1  1  .965 Zarakov 3b.  14  51  13  17  0  0  1  3  4  .333  17  19  6  .847 Chase 2b.  4  10  3  3  1  0  0  1  0  .300  3  5  2  .800 Ullman 2b.  13  39  1  11  0  0  0  1  1  .282  33  25  3  .950 Jones r.f.  13  51  11  14  0  0  0  1  4  .274  18  1  4  .826 Barbee p.  9  23  2  6  2  0  0  0  0  .260  2  20  2  .917 Sullivan s.s.  14  48  15  12  2  1  1  1  3  .250  7  16  6  .793 Chauncey c.  13  46  12  11  1  0  0  1  1  .239  63  13  4  .950 Lord 1b.  3  15  2  3  0  0  0  0  1  .200  23  0  2  .940 DeRham c.  4  10  3  2  0  0  0  0  0  .200  18  2  2  .909 Cutts p.  3  5  0  1  1  0  0  1  1  .200  1  5  0  1.000 Ellison r.f.  10  37  2  6  1  0  0  2  2  .162  15  1  0  1.000 Tobin 1b.  11  35  6  4  0  0  0  3  0  .114  98  9  2  .981 Booth p.  6  13  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  .076  5  7  1  .923 Slayton 3b.  3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  0  0  .000 Puffer p.  3  4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  1  0  1.000 McGlone s.s.  2  1  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  0  0  .000 Amsden c.f.  2  2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  0  0  .000 Knowlton 2b.  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  0  0  .000 Moseley p.  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  .000  0  0  0  .000 Totals  468  87  121  10  2  3  17  22  .258  366  116  35  .932

OUT IN FRONT MOST HITS Todd  18 MOST RUNS Sullivan  15 MOST DOUBLES Barbee, Sullivan  2 MOST TRIPLES Todd, Sullivan  1 MOST HOME RUNS Burns, Sullivan, Zarakov  1 MOST STOLEN BASES Jones, Todd, Zarakov  4 MOST SACRIFICE HITS Tobin, Zarakov  3

OUT IN FRONT MOST HITS Todd  18 MOST RUNS Sullivan  15 MOST DOUBLES Barbee, Sullivan  2 MOST TRIPLES Todd, Sullivan  1 MOST HOME RUNS Burns, Sullivan, Zarakov  1 MOST STOLEN BASES Jones, Todd, Zarakov  4 MOST SACRIFICE HITS Tobin, Zarakov  3

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