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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1899)
A GOOD GAME.
Washburn College Tossers Make It Interesting for the
University but Lose In the Ninth Inning.
I'ho first college bnll gntno between the University and
Washburu Collogo, of Topeka, Kansas, was played on the
campus lust Saturday afternoon and, though attended by a
very small crowd, was interesting and exciting from start-to
finish. Had it not been for a number of bad errors the score
would have boon remarkably low on either side. A cold, raw
wind, blowing steadily from the east, and the atmosphere not
aB clear as usual, prevented the fielding from being as good as
it otherwise would have been. The battery for the University
'vas composed of Rhea and Moore, both of whom played good
ball. If they had been supported properly the visitors would
have found it difficult to circle the bases more than four times.
Rhea's pitching was characterized by good spoed and endur
ance. The latter, especially, made it possible for the Univer
sity boys to gain in the last half what they lost in the first.
Barns and Backenstoce did battery work for the Kansans and
were the strength of tho team. Backenstoce, who did the
pitching, played an excellent game, and though not at all
speedy, was hit infrequently. All things considered, tho teams
wore about equally matched,
In tho first inning our boys took tho field, giving the visitors
the first chance at the bat. Stahl opened the "fire works," as
tho Kansans styled their batting, by sending a hotgroundor to
Reeder, who was playing short. Tho latter was caught nap
ping and made a poor pickup by lotting his man roach first.
Barnos, tho second man up, was thrown out on first by Reeder.
Gophart then took up tho stick and sent a grounder to McDiar
mid on second base, who fumbled it, allowing Stahl to reach
tho home plate. In tho second half the University boys failed,
to score. Tho second inning witnessed several light hits but
no ono was able to score. In the third inning Reeder made
fair single, stole second base and reached homo on a clean hit
by Managor bliss. Tho fourth and fifth innings continued al
together in favor of tho visitors and it seemed that victory was
theirs, but the last !half was a decidedly different affair. In
tho sixth both sides scored twice, bringing up tho score to 7
and 8, in favor of tho Washburn team. Tho latter did not
succeed in gaining another score, but wore tied in the eighth
inning, and affairB were getting pretty interesting when the
ninth inning commenced. Bliss came first to the bat and made
a safe hit. Gordon struck out but was followed by McDiarraid,
who made a fine double to center field, bringing Bliss home.
Tho University boys did not bat as well as was expected, es
pecially during the first half, and seemed to bo playing the
waiting game. However, good hits wore made by Kingsbury,
Moore, Roeder, McDiarmiH and Bliss. Reeder made a sensa
tional catch in tho sixth inning. The following is tho order
the teams batted:
Nebraska Positions Washburn
Reeder ss L. Stahl
Moore c Barnes
Miss ff Gephart
Gorden 3b Granley
McDiarmid 2b Detwiler
Kingsbury cf Stahl
tfolin If , Campbell
Rhodes, , ib ' Frisbv
Knea p Backenstoce
Earnest Wiggenhorn, '98, is pastor of the Episcopal church
at Ashland. Hie congregation is much pleased with his ser
mons. Tho Wahoo High School takes groat pride in the number of
graduates that it has attending the University. There are
about fifteen hero.
Among those recently severely wounded in tho Philippines
are Richard James, W. O. Dungan and Frank D. Eager.
James was wounded in tho cheek, Dungan in the- eye, and
Eager in the foot.
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