Showing the same bran of ball which had enabled them to win 19 straight victories, Captain Art Johns' Freshman baseball team defeated Yale 8-6 at New Haven Saturday in the objective game of the season. This win gave the Yearlings the almost perfect slate of 20 victories and one tie, the best Freshman baseball record in years.
A beautifully executed squeeze play in the sixth frame which scored two runs broke the Elis' back, and three runs in the seventh put the game on ice. A circuit clout by Jack Cunningham in the second kept the Crimson in the ball game at the very start, while another in the ninth by slugging Lupe Lupten made the Harvard win more certain.
Don Prouty, starting Yearling hurler, pitched fine ball until the seventh, when a four run Yale barrage with no outs drove him from the box, slim Curtiss then took up the mound duties, shutting out the Elis completely, not a man reaching first or gathering a hit for the remainder of the game.