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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MARCH 30, 1894.
YALE 7. II. C. 4.
Probably the greatest game of
base-ball ever played in North
Carolina between amateurs took
place in Greensboro last Friday
between Yale and the 'Varsity,
when the former won by the score
of 7 to 4.
A few of the extravagantly san
guine rooters fully expected Yale
to be vanquished, but the knowing
ones foresaw only their victory,
but predicted a good game nor
were they wrong. The game was
intensely exciting from beginning
to end full-of life. There were
many errors, far too many, but
that could only be expected in the
early part of the season.
The enthusiasts were treated
with a batting game. This is
hard on the pitcher, pitching at
sixty feet; but the bleechers are
delighted with the increased
amount of batting. Stephens
struck the only man out on either
The run-getting was confined
to two innings on both sides.
Yale took advantage. of Stephens'
nervousness at first, and aided by
the misjudgment of a couple j
of long hits made four in first
inning. Captain Robertson claims j
the misjudgmeuts were due to the
high wind. The wind was all j
right, even if it did cause these;
misjudgments, for it blew away j
the heavy clouds overhead and j
encouraged an increase in the j
crowd. . There was about 1,500
people on the grounds. j
Yale's run-getting ended after
that inning and Stephens settled
down. In the eighth, however,
a bunching of errors gave them
three more runs. Carolina earned
her runs in first inning. She, too,
then took a goose egg until the
ninth inning, when Lanier's home
run gave the fellows courage and
two more were made.
The crowd was enthusiastic.
Of course, the White and Blue
predominated, but there were
Navy-blue streamers there, too.
It was noted that the Yale men
never said much in fact said
nothing but played ball. They
were gentlemanly in the extreme.
Some indignation was caused by
Rustin's spiking Gregory. Those
who saw it and are fair-minded,
however, realize that we cannot
say v the Yale man was wrong.
They go in to win a game. There
are many things which are done
which are contrary to rules, but
the umpire seldom sees such, for
instance, the blocking of a runner
by a baseman. These fellows are
not childish and do not complain
to the umpire for every, little
grievance. When a base-runner
they know they, have the r.ight-of-way,
and if a man gets in their
way they must get him out, so
they jump feet first. We do not
condemn Gregory by any means,
we could only praise him for his
excellent game, but he learned a
valuable lesson, and we feel it only
right that a full explanation be
Yale has a cracking good team
which bats well and safely. For
them Bigelow, Case, Carter and
Ouimby deserve especial mention
for good work. Stephenson at
first was decidedly weak, making
three inexcusable errors.
For the 'Varsity Oldham never
caught in better form. Stephens,
excepting first inning, after which
he got down to business, pitched
an excellent game. Robertson's
throw home was one of the most
beautiful plays we have ever seen.
Lanier hit well, and Stanley
showed good head work in stealing
THE GAME IN DETAIL.
'Varsities have the ins and Rob
erstson leads off with two-bagger;
he goes to third on Oldham's sac- j
rifice to Trudean. Gregory hits
long fly to Case and Robertson
scored. Crowd went wild. Lanier
hit over shortstop for one base;
Honeycutt retired side on high fly
'For Yale, Rustin made hit and
stole second by Bigelow, at bat,
interfering with Oldham's throw;
Bigelow slugged the ball for two
bases. Robertson prevented any
scoring, however, by long throw
from deep center in to home, but
two came in on Case's two-bagger;
Stephenson gets first on four balls,
but was forced out by Speer's hit
to second; both came in on Car
ter's base hit; Quinby hit long fly
to Kenan, and Honeycutt assisted
himself in putting Murphy out.
Yale. ah. bh.
Rustin, 2b 4 1
Bigelow, If 5 2
Case, cf 4 1
vStephensou, ib.-- 3 o
Speer, rf , 4 2
Carter, 3b 4 3
Quinby, ss 3 o
Murphy, c 4 0
Trudean, p 4 0
PO. A. K.
3 3 I
2 O 0
7 2 3
3 3 1
Total 35 9 7 27 11 5
'Varsity. ab. bh. r. po. a. e.
Robertson, cf. 4 1 11 20
Oldham, c 3 o o 5 1 1
Gregory, 2b 3 o o 3 3 2
Lanier, 3b 4 21 0 00
Honeycutt, ib. . 2 o o 12 o 1
Hendren, rf 4 o 1 o 01
Kenan, If 3 0 1 1 0 0
Stanly, ss 4 I 0 2 4 3
Stephens, p. 2100 4 j
Total 29 5 4 24 M 8
Two-base hits Bigelow (2),
Case, Robertson, Stanley.
Home runs Lanier.
Struck out Bigelow.
Stolen bases Robertson, Rus
Time of game 1 hr. 30 tnius.
Umpire M r. Zeb Taylor,
Second Inning. Hendren
hit to second and Kenan to short,
both retiring at first; Stanly's fly
went to left. Trudeau fouled to
Oldham; Stanly made difficult
stop of Rustin's hit, could not re
cover in time, however, so Old
ham threw him out at second;
Bigelow's hit over third did no
good, as Stephens tossed Case
out at first.
Third. Stephens got first on
balls; Honeycutt ran for Stephens
who had bad ankle, took second
on Robertson's sacrifice to first;
Oldham's fly was gobbled by Mur
phy, and Carter took in Gregory's
sky-scraper. Honeycutt got high
pops from Stephenson and Quin
by this time and Oldham got
Speer, but not before Carter had
cracked another base hit over
Fourth. Too many pop-ups
on both sides. Lanier to Carter
and Kenan to Murphy, and Hon
eycutt, who had got first on balls,
was forced out at second by Hen
dren's ground hit. Stanly and
Stephens threw Murphy and Tru
dean out at first, and Bigelow
Fifth. Stanly made hit which
was thrown wild, Trudeau backed
first up well and got him on second,
Stephens' hit availed nothing, as
Roberstson's hit was taken in by
Bigelow and Carter got another
pop from Oldham. Stanly's error
in stopping Case's hit and failing
to recover in time was not so bad,
as Honeycutt made double play at
once alone by catching Stephen
son's high hit and putting his foot
on the bag; Speer hit one to the
fence which Kenan missed, but
Carter gave Oldham nice high fly.
Sixth. Gregory retired on his
foul to Murphy; Rustin got
Lanier's slow hit to first, and Car
ter caught Honeycutt's fly.
Stephens got Quinby's bunt to
first; Stanly caught Murphy's
high one, and Gregory assisted
Honeycutt in retiring Trudeau.
Seventh. H endren made
pop-up; too lazy to run, or some
thing; didn't run. Stephenson
missed, and he could have made
the base; rotten ball. Kenan got
to first on balls, but was thrown
out at second in stealing. Ste
phenson muffed Carter's throw of
Stanly's ground hit. Ben stole
second neatly. Quinby threw
Stephens out at first. Hendren
failed to get Rustin's long hit in
right. Bigelow drove a beauty
down in " Sly V territory, and
the prettiest play of the game was
made when "Sly" threw Rustin
out at home after the catch. Stan
ly assisted Honeycutt in retiring
Eighth. Three flies by Rob
ertson Oldham and Gregory were
taken in by Case, Quinby and
Murphy. Stanly threw the ball
away and Stephenson went to
third, and the fun began. Ste
phenson scored on Speer's clean
hit. Carter hit high and Robert
son threw Speer out at second.
Carter was forced to second as
Quinby took first on balls. Mur
phy hit to Gregory and Quinby
was forced out; double play was
lost here by slow work; Honey
cutt failed to stop Trudean's
grounder; Carter scored; Oldham
threw to Gregory, who muffed,
allowing Murphy to score.
Ninth. Lanier put it over
left-field fence; Honeycutt went
first on balls; Carter missed Hen
dren's high fly, but Honey was
forced out at second; Kenan hit
towards second and he took first;
Stanly hit. for two bases; Hendren
scored; Stephens sacrificed to first
and Kenan scored ; Robertson
knocked fly to Quinby.
Score: Yale, 7; U. N. C, 4.
Struck out by Trudeau, o.
Struck out by Stephens, 1.
Some toetic freshman this
week handed in a Tennysonian
imitation with the request that it
be printed for justices' sake, to
show that some appreciation still
remains in '97. The editors, after
long consultation, condescended
and now introduce to the world of
letters this budding adviser and
Mr. Silas McBee, traveling
evangelist for the Brotherhood of
St. Andrew, is to lecture before
the Y. M. C. A. in the, Chapel on
Tuesday evening, March 27, and
in the Episcopal church on the
following evening. Mr. McBee
is a forcible speaker and we hope
the boys will turn out well to
Arrangements are being made
for the formation of a professional
Association Foot-ball League.
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wash
ington, Brooklyn, New York and
Boston will all have teams. The
players will be under contract sim
ilar to those under which League
base-ball players are signed.
Mr. "Angel" Toms ('94) found
attractions in Durham greater
than the ball game here, and went
over Saturdav morning. Mr. E.
P. Carr ('96)' and Mr. P. N. Mc
Mullan ('97) followed in the after-