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Page 128 text:
Xt the beginning oft he season of 1908 the base
ball prospects were xery dark as the loss of f1ve old
plaV e1s left but little 111aterial.Captai11 Easton an-
nounced that spring vacation would be a good week
for practice and a large number of candidates turned
out. After a week of practice the material began to
develop and by hard work and careful judgment the
team was picked for the first game, which was played
April eleventh with the Benton Harbor Freshmen
from the UniVersity of Michigan.
.111t11ot1011 the 11aV was cold a good game was
111th e11 only a few er1ors being made on either side.
0w e11 and 13 oolxwalter were the battery for the Visit-
ing team, Bishop and Post for the home team. The
score. 11. 11. 11, Visitors 8, showed that the game was
The next game was with the Benton Harbor col-
lege. This game was looked forward to with great
interest as there was much talk concerning the ineli-
gibility of some of the college players and also be-
cause two of their men had played on the high school
team. According to dope they had the game won
long before April eighteenth, the day on which it was
played, when the high school proved a surprise not
only to the college but to themselves, winning by a
score of 12- 6 Except in a few instances the
school fielding was perfect and their batting
as good Bishop won the game three different 5.
by pulling himself out of a 23tight place.1
A mid- -w eek game was played with St. Joe
tw enty- eighth, and won by one poii1t,B.H. err
seven men over the home plate and St. Joe six.
The next Saturday the tea111,somewhat
ened by the absence of two of the regular p1. j
went to Dowagiac and were defeated by five .11
the score being 11- 6. Errors made at critical
ments lost the game. '
Niles came here to play 0111 May second.
said their team was composed of eligible men;
they all say that. This game was an excellent 01'
the part of the home team, only two errors 3
made while the Niles team had eight to their
Bishop threw a no- -hit game and passed but two
The result was a shut- out for Benton Harbor. '1'
B. H. 9, Niles o.
A good feature about the Benton Harbor 1'
is that they are nearlya all good batters and 1
what it takes to Win a game. People are begi;
to realize that we have a local tear111Bishop, the
and observing lad has proved to be a pitch
throwing is perfect and his judgment unequaled
erstogs is t
and base. an
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urried favorite, When dressed in the catch-
15 t there forty ways. VVlhen Captain Easto-n
'mum it was like discovering a gold mine;
best with the stick. Post is now playing sec-
, and a better man for that position could
found. ttMidgeth is little, but good at picking
rs. ; ?Hucktt Young and Crow, the two third
,3 both excel in that department of the game.
Bishop, pitcher. .
Farnum, tirst base.
Post, second base.
YOung, third base.
Moats, short stop.
t Hill, left field.
The outheld is the best the high school has had for
years, Captain Eastoln in the center, Cunningham in
the right, and Hill and Pearl in the left, making a
combination hard to beat. Such a team is worthy of
better support than it has received.
The games yet to be played are with Bangor at
Bangor, May twenty-second: and Dowagiac at Benton
Harbor May thirtieth. eLcon Hill, t08.
Pearl, left field.
Easton tCapU left iield.
Cunningham, right field.
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