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Introducing Ephraim Herring


Ephraim Herring is the second child of James and the eldest son. Ephraim was thrilled when his father got the job working for the Collegiate Baseball Association. Like many boys his age, Ephraim was taking up baseball and playing the game as much as possible. Over the first few years of the association's existence, Ephraim would accompany his father to games or to his office, soaking up the experience in the hopes of someday playing at the collegiate level. Many times, like young people do, he couldn't understand why his father did things the way he did with the association. Ephraim had tried to talk to his father about having the association expand. He could see a day where baseball would be played on nearly every college campus across the nation. James just laughed, saying the association was still in it's infancy and needed more time to become stable before expanding. Ephraim had other ideas as well, but they were met with the same resistance.

With his schooling complete, Ephraim was ready to take his life and his love of baseball to the next level. He met with coaches when he got the chance and visited many college campuses, trying to find somewhere he could get an education and play on the field. Unfortunately for Ephraim, he wasn't a big talent. At 5'8" and 155 lbs., Ephraim didn't tower over people. He had good range and could turn a double play well, but his arm wasn't very good. So, he played second base, where his talent could be best utilized. Behind the scenes, though, his father was being told by coaches and scouts alike that they were concerned about his work ethic and thought he could be a better player if he put more effort in.

But Rutger's scouting director Charlie Caldwell thought Ephraim was worth taking a shot on. Sure, he wasn't going to be breaking records, but he could be a solid piece for the team down the road at second base. So, after a talk with Manager Steve Garrett, and a little convincing, the Scarlet Knights decided to sign young Ephraim on. As far as Garrett was concerned, it wouldn't hurt to have the commissioner's son playing for him. His team hadn't done well thus far and he was willing to try anything at this point. As for Ephraim, well, he was getting his chance to play ball at the collegiate level. As a freshman, he wasn't expecting much and was placed on the reserve roster when the season started.
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March 1874

James had been anxiously awaiting the start of the 1874 season. It was going to be Ephraim's first full collegiate year, and although James didn't think he'd see much playing time, he was happy to see his oldest boy playing the game he loves at the next level.

As had become the standard, the local press had put out their preseason predictions for the 1874 season.



James was shocked, to say the least. The defending champions were getting no love. Yale in last place? Princeton not making the playoffs? There was a lot of games to be played, so he guessed that only time would tell.
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March 1874 recap

The season started on March 3rd and it didn't start on a positive note. Syracuse senior center fielder Felix Balmaceda broke his kneecap in the first game and is out for the season. Balmaceda had a breakout year in 1873, hitting .355. He was 2 for 4 at the plate before his injury.


Felix Balmaceda, Syracuse University

Two more minor injuries occurred two weeks into the season. On March 17th, Cornell senior left fielder Steve Friedmann sprained this thumb and missed two weeks. Friedmann was hitting .381 at the time of his injury. The following day, Columbia senior center fielder Josh Rice was diagnosed with shoulder soreness and will miss three weeks. Rice was hitting .333 in 12 games. Rice had an incredible year in 1873, as he was named to the All-Collegiate team and was 2nd in MVP voting. On a high note, on March 21st, Yale senior starting pitcher Kyle "Rebel" Brown picked up his 100th win, a 7-3 victory over Brown. So far in 1874, the San Antonio native is 11-10, with a 2.09 earned run average. Brown was named MVP in both 1871 and 1872, and was named to the All-Collegiate team in 1872.

At the end of the month, Villanova senior shortstop Chris Ala was named the Batter of the Month for March. Ala hit .414, with one home run and 19 runs batted in. Cornell starting pitcher Jo Key was named Pitcher of the Month after posting a record of 13-3, with a 2.10 earned run average.


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April 1874 Recap

A month into the season, James was reading a letter from his son, Ephraim, who was expressing some frustration on being placed on the reserve roster at Rutgers and not getting any playing time. James wrote back to his son and reassured him that his time would come, but to just keep practicing hard and show the coaches what he could do. But Ephraim, always the competitor, responded to James that he was even more frustrated by the pitchers lack of ability at the plate. "The pitchers can throw some really mean pitches, but they can't hit worth a lick," Ephraim wrote. James looked over the statistics sent to his office for the first month of the season, but didn't really see anything to back up Ephraim's claims. "The boy is just frustrated he isn't seeing playing time," James thought to himself, but he decided at season's end, he would review the statistics again and see what transpired.

The month of April started out like March, with an injury on the first day. Lafayette senior center fielder Tim Jensen, who had been hitting .326, went down for two weeks with a knee sprain. A few days later, though, the unthinkable happened. Lehigh fired manager Chase Whitehead. It was unthinkable because it was during the season. James didn't quite know what to think, but then again, Whitehead hadn't been very successful at Lehigh. Whitehead had been the bench coach for the school in 1871, then was promoted to manager. While the team's record improved in 1872, it had declined in 1873. Their 7-16 start this season was apparently more than Athletic Director John Mitchell could take. Whitehead ended his career with Lehigh with a record of 54-89. Whitehead's replacement was immediately announced as Luke Rising. Rising had been a star shortstop at Penn, and at the age of 25, is the youngest manager in the association.


Chase Whitehead (Fired!!)



Luke Rising (Hired!)

By April 11th, Syracuse senior third baseman John Baker had hit safely in 34 straight games. That ended against Cornell, who shut Baker down and won the game 3-0. When the streak ended, Baker was hitting .331 with 29 runs batted in. The following day, Yale senior first baseman Matthew Filla's season came to an end when he suffered a hernia. Filla was hitting .320 in 27 games. On April 15th, Penn's senior catcher, Rich "Kingfish" Pecor, fractured his thumb and was lost for the season. Pecor had hit .341 with two homers and 30 runs batted in, with 32 games played.

At the end of the month, Jimmy "Icon" Schuelke, a senior right fielder for Harvard, was named Batter of the Month. Schuelke hit .391 with 16 RBI in April. The Pitcher of the Month was once again Jo Key of Cornell. The senior posted a 13-5 record in April, with a 2.00 earned run average. For the season, Key is 26-8, with a 2.05 ERA.


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May 1874 Recap

The month of May started out on a positive note, as Harvard's senior pitcher, Shaun Louis, notched his 100th career victory in a 6-4 win over Dartmouth on May 1st.


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On May 2nd, however, injuries struck down two players for the season. Cornell senior shortstop John Franklin suffered a broken bone in his right elbow, effectively ending his collegiate career. Franklin was having a career best, hitting .299 in 42 games. Rutgers senior shortstop Branden Major's season and career ended due to shoulder tendinitis. Major was hitting .268 in 44 games.

A week later, on May 9th, Lafayette senior pitcher Tom "Acrobat" Drummond earned his 100th victory after a 4-3 win over Lehigh.


Tom "Acrobat" Drummond, Lafayette College

A couple of days later, May 11th, Princeton was eliminated from the playoffs. Two more days passed and Cornell clinched the Northeast Region title at 38-13. On May 17th, both Yale and Fordham were eliminated from postseason play. The following day, Harvard secured a playoff spot with their 36-19 record.

Over the next couple of days, two schools decided to make changes. On May 19th, Lehigh fired Athletic Director John Mitchell. The 49 year old had a record of 88-147 over nearly four years. Lehigh announced they had hired Hector Rodriguez as the new athletic director. The next day, Villanova fired manager Jon Popa. The 37 year old had a career record of 124-112 and led the Wildcats to the playoffs in 1871 and 1872. Matt Horace was named as his successor. Horace managed Lehigh to a 23-37 record in 1871.


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On May 22nd, Harvard senior right fielder Jimmy "Icon" Schuelke was lost for the season with a sprained ankle. Schuelke was hitting .364 with 40 RBI in 58 games. The next day, the Crimson secured the New England Region, Lafayette clinched the Atlantic Region and Brown qualified for the Wild Card. Cornell, however, was heading the wrong direction for a playoff bound team, losing their last eight games of the season.
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1874 Playoff Series, Game 1

On the day after the regular season concluded, Villanova stole the headlines by firing their athletic director, Jay Beckett. The 54 year old directed the baseball program from 1871-74, as they posted a record of 124-116. Villanova also had playoff appearances in 1871 and 1872. James was not happy about the timing of the announcement, as he felt it took away from the excitement of the pending playoff match-ups.


Jay Beckett

On May 26th, Lafayette 34-26) traveled to Cornell (39-21) for Game 1 of their series. Lafayette sends Tom "The Acrobat" Drummond (21-24, 2.11) to the hill. Cornell, on the other hand, went to a different pitcher, senior Jon Mostil (7-6, 1.98). Season starter Jo Key (26-12, 2.09) was on the short leash with Manager Mitchell Workman, lasting only 1 2/3 innings in the final game of the season.

Lafayette wasted no time, scoring runs in each of the first four innings, building a 7-2 lead. The Leopards scored in the 5th, 6th and 7th innings as well, winning the game 12-5. Lafayette shortstop Colin LaMoy (.247, 1 HR, 24 RBI) led the charge by going 3 for 3, as the Leopards handed the Big Red their ninth consecutive loss.

On the same day, Brown (36-24) was on the road at Harvard (39-21) for Game 1 of their series. The Bears and Crimson had battled it out in the New England Region 14 times this season, with each team winning seven games. Blake DeMarco (29-19, 2.35) is on the mound for Brown, while Shaun Louis (28-17, 2.11) is the starting pitcher for Harvard.

After one inning, Harvard held a 3-1 advantage. Both teams scored again in the third inning, with Harvard still holding a 7-4 lead. But the Bears would score a run in the 5th and two more in the 6th inning to tie the game 7-7. Harvard would break the tie, however, in the bottom of the 8th. With two outs and the bases loaded, junior center fielder Jesse Vest (.234, 1 HR, 30 RBI) delivers a two run single to give the Crimson the lead, 9-7.

In the top of the 9th inning, Brown manufactures a run with two outs, compliments of an error and put the tying run on third base. But senior left fielder Mike Shada (.250, 0 HR, 17 RBI) grounds out to short to end the game. Harvard wins it, 9-8.
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1874 Playoff Series, Game 2

Cornell was on the road against Lafayette for Game 2 of their playoff series. James wasn't sure what was going on with Cornell, who had played so well for so long and now seemed to be spiraling out of control. The Big Red had suffered nine straight losses. Prior to this losing streak, they were 39-13. Now they found themselves on the verge of elimination.

For Game 2, Cornell manager Mitchell Workman was sticking with his secondary pitcher, Jon Mostil. No one from the university was saying what was going on behind the scenes, but Jo Key was most definitely in Workman's doghouse. Pitching for Lafayette was their ace, Tom Drummond.

Cornell came out swinging and by the middle of the 1st inning, had built a 4-0 lead. Lafayette responded with two runs in the bottom of the 1st, then plated three more in the 2nd inning to take the lead, 5-4. From there, the hitters settled down and the pitchers settled in, keeping the score the same. As the teams entered the 9th inning, Lafayette manager Tim Garcia made a few defensive substitutions to hold his lead. Cornell senior center fielder Bobby Bartlein (.314, 1 HR, 46 RBI) came to the plate to start the inning. Bartlein stroked the first pitch from Drummond and hit the ball of the center fielder's head for a triple!! Third baseman Cody Choma came up next, but hit a lazy fly ball to right center, keeping Bartlein at third. Senior catcher Trent Henning (.317, 0 HR, 39 RBI) came up to the plate. On the first pitch, Bartlein takes off for home plate. Henning lays down a bunt!! The squeeze is on and the play is at the plate....

Bartlein is SAFE!!! And Henning is on first, as the Big Red score and tie the game 5-5!!! Speedy sophomore center fielder Jonathan Arroyo is put on first as a pinch runner. Senior right fielder Cesar Rodriguez (.350, 1 HR, 30 RBI) lines a 1-2 pitch between short and third to put two men on. Workman pulls his sophomore shortstop, Joe Gerhardt, from the lineup in favor of pinch hitter Adam Mann. Mann, who played in only 37 games this season, is hitting .256 on the year. Mann just stands at the plate as the first pitch goes by for a called strike. But Workman went into his bag of tricks and ordered the double steal. Lafayette catcher John Clapp throws Rodriguez out at second for the second out, but that allows Arroyo to advance to third.

The second pitch to Mann is a ball and the third pitch is another called strike. Feeling confident against Mann, Drummond throws his fastball. Mann swings and grounds the ball to the gap between short and third. He legs out an infield hit and Arroyo scores to give the Big Red a 6-5 lead!!! After another Cornell hit, the third out is made, bringing Lafayette up to the plate. The Leopards record two outs, then manage two infield singles. But their rally falls short on shallow fly for the third and final out. The Cornell University Big Red have snapped their losing streak and head back to Ithaca, New York with the series tied 1-1.

In the second game of the day, Harvard has traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to face Brown University at Bears Ballpark. Shaun Louis is again on the mound for Harvard and Blake DeMarco is the starter once again for the Brown Bears. The Crimson manufacture a run in the 1st inning to take an early 1-0 lead. They tried to score more, but Brown managed to throw out two runners at the plate in the inning!! Harvard gets another run in the 4th inning to make it 2-0. Brown senior first baseman Nick Swan crosses the plate on a passed ball in the 6th inning to get the Bears on the board, cutting the lead to 2-1. Harvard scores again in the 8th to make it 3-1, but Brown plates two in the bottom of the 8th to tie the game, 3-3.

In the top of the 9th, with one out, Game 1 hero Jesse Vest comes up to the plate for Harvard. Vest hits a 2-2 single to left and advances to second on a fielder error. With Louis at the plate, Vest steals third on a 2-1 pitch that's called a ball. With the count 3-1, Louis strokes a base hit, scoring Vest and giving the Crimson the lead, 4-3. Brown is able to get two outs and moves to the bottom half of the inning. The Bears manage to get a baserunner to third as Swan comes up to bat with two outs. Swan takes the first pitch for a ball, but swings at the second pitch, sending it into the right field gap. But right fielder Jim Britt, who was brought in as a defensive replacement in the 8th inning, gets to the ball for the third and final out. Harvard wins the game and takes the series, 2-0!!
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1874 Playoff Series, Game 3

Lafayette and Cornell traveled back to Ithaca, New York to face off for the third and final game of the playoff series. Although Cornell had played well at home, they were 0-2 against Lafayette in the regular season and 1-1 against them in the post season. Given Cornell's late season skid, there was cause for concern.

Tom Drummond and Jon Mostil return as the starters for the two teams. Cornell gets the home crowd into the game early, as the lead off hitter, Steve Friedman (.337, 0 HR, 39 RBI) starts the bottom of the 1st inning off with a triple. A single by Mike Arpin (.338, 1 HR, 39 RBI) brings Friedman home and the Big Red has a 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, Cody Choma (.230, 2 HR, 33 RBI) steps into the batters box and delivers a base hit into left, scoring two runners. At the end of one, Cornell leads 3-0.

Lafayette responds in the top of the 2nd inning, hitting three singles and a triple. The Leopards score three runs and tie the game, 3-3. Cornell fails to plate a run in the bottom half of the inning and the game remains tied. Toby Underkofler (.244, 1 HR, 34 RBI) leads of the 3rd inning with a single and finds himself on second base with two outs. That's when John Clapp lines the ball into right field, scoring Underkofler and giving Lafayette a 4-3 lead.

Cornell gets a base hit in the bottom of the 3rd, but they can't push the run across. In fact, it would be the last hit the Big Red would get until a single in the 9th inning. Lafayette scores a run in the 4th and 6th innings to build a 6-3 lead they would not relinquish. Drummond is named Player of the Game, pitching a complete game and allowing only six hits. Lafayette wins the series two games to one and returns to the Collegiate Championship Series for the second consecutive year!!!
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1874 Collegiate Championship Series, Game 1

Game 1 of the 1874 Collegiate Championship Series opened up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, home of the Harvard Crimson. Lafayette and Harvard had only played two games during the regular season, with each winning a game. Tom Drummond is once again on the mound for the Leopards, while the Crimson's ace, Shaun Louis, gets the start for the home team.

The first inning and a half were uneventful. But in the bottom of the 2nd, Harvard senior center fielder Danny Wilkins (.271, 0 HR, 11 RBI) leads the inning off with a base hit. Senior catcher Mike Manwell (.259, 0 HR, 40 RBI) follows up by hitting a double into center and Wilkins scores to give the Crimson a 1-0 advantage. Manwell takes third on a ground out, then scores on a sacrifice fly to center. At the end of two, Harvard leads 2-0.

After a scoreless 3rd, Lafayette senior left fielder Tim Jensen leads the inning off with a double. Jensen was tied for first in the association with 16 doubles during the regular season. Jensen advances to third on a ground out to second, but holds the base on a ground out to short. Jensen scores when Harvard left fielder Josh Lords drops a flyball. At the end of the 4th inning, Harvard holds a 2-1 lead.

The Crimson gets on the board again in the bottom of the 5th inning. Senior first baseman Ryan Henrickson (.229, 2 HR, 30 RBI) leads off with a single. After a fly out, Henrickson takes third on an error by Drummond. Lafayette catcher John Clapp allows a passed ball on the next pitch and Henrickson scores. Shaun Louis moves up to third base and scores when the following batter, Vince Barrow, grounds out to second. At the end of the 5th, Harvard leads 4-1.

The Leopards get a run back in the top of the 6th, as Jensen once again leads the inning off by getting on base, this one a single. Jensen goes to second on a sacrifice bunt and scores on an error by Harvard second baseman Shane Francks. In the middle of the 6th, Harvard leads 4-2. But Harvard gets the run back in the bottom half of the frame. With two outs, Manwell gets on base on an error by Lafayette shortstop Colin LaMoy and moves to third on Lords' double. Henrickson grounds a 3-1 pitch to LaMoy on the following at bat, but LaMoy commits his second error of the inning and Manwell scores. At the end of six, Harvard leads it 5-2.

Lafayette fails to score in the top of the 7th, but Harvard takes advantage of two more LaMoy errors in the bottom of the inning. The Crimson score three runs and pushes their lead to 8-2. Harvard would score another run in the bottom of the 8th, as LaMoy commits yet two more errors (for a total of six in three innings!!). Harvard wins the game by a final score of 9-2 and takes a 1-0 series lead. Shaun Louis is named Player of the Game, pitching a complete game three hitter against the Leopards.
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1874 Collegiate Championship Series, Game 2

James traveled to Easton, Pennsylvania with the championship trophy and his two oldest sons. Ephraim, the older of the two boys, as you know, just wrapped up his first year at Rutgers. Like many freshmen, Ephraim didn't see any playing time on the field. The second oldest son, James Jr., was now 16 and was hoping to follow in his older brother's footsteps and play ball at the collegiate level.

As game time rolled around for Game 2 of the Collegiate Championship Series, the weather was in the upper 50's, with the wind blowing straight out to center well enough to carry a deep fly ball over the fence. Two familiar faces were on the mound. Shaun Louis for Harvard and Tom Drummond for Lafayette. The game got off to a rough start for Drummond and the Leopards, as the first two Crimson batters got on base thanks to defensive errors. Unfortunately, it didn't end there. Harvard got three base hits, Lafayette committed three more errors, and after a half inning, the Crimson held a 4-0 lead.

Lafayette went down quickly for the first two outs, but got new life after a Harvard error. A base hit, two more errors and a wild pitch later, the Leopards scored two runs and cut the lead in half. At the end of the 1st inning, Harvard leads 4-2. In the top of the 2nd, Harvard comes out swinging again. They get three singles and a double, and with two more Lafayette errors, the Crimson score three times and build their lead to 7-2.

Fortunately for everyone involved, the pitchers and the fielders settled down. Harvard scores a run in the 4th and 7th innings, while Shaun Louis just dominates Lafayette hitters, allowing only four hits. Harvard wins the game 9-2 and claims their first Collegiate Baseball National Championship!! Louis is named the Series MVP after pitching 18 innings, giving up 7 hits and allowing no earned runs.
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Backlash

The response to the designated hitter rule was fast and relentless. No sooner had the rule been announced that the sportswriters and baseball purists spoke up loudly against it.

"Herring Tries To Destroy Baseball" & "Don't Fix It If It Ain't Broke" were just a couple of the headlines in response to the rule. And it didn't take long for information about James' correspondence with Ephraim to come to light.

James was accused of implementing the designated hitter rule solely to help Ephraim get playing time at Rutgers. While James denied the accusation, he couldn't help but wonder if Ephraim's letter about pitchers not being able to hit influenced him to look into the rule. So James looked back and saw that 1874 was the first season that no pitcher had won a Golden Bat Award. However, when he researched the league's statistics, it looked as though pitcher's batting averages were low overall, with a handful of exceptions.

With that, James was content with his decision. When asked, he told the sportswriters the rule could always be changed back, should it not work as he imagined. James returned to his New York office, where he finished the 1875 schedule and looked forward to another great season of collegiate baseball.
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The First Four Years...a look back.

With the 1875 season preparing to start, James realized that many of the players who had built up the Collegiate Baseball Association were now graduated and gone to start their lives outside of collegiate baseball. Many of the faces were new at the start of this season. Some were seasoned veterans just now getting their chance to play, while others were true newcomers, hoping to make their mark at the collegiate level. Meanwhile, at Rutgers, Ephraim had been notified that he would not be on the varsity squad to start the season. Needless to say, he was upset at the decision.

In his New York office, James was looking over the names of the players who had graduated following the 1874 season. There were 212 players in all, with many notable names on the list.


Chris Ala, shortstop, Villanova

Ala finished his collegiate career with a .318 batting average, with four home runs and 154 runs batted in. Ala played in 237 games, leading the CBA in slugging (.496), OPS (.892) and WAR (5.6) in his final season. Ala was named to the All-CBA team from 1872-74, won the Great Glove Award in 1873 &1874, and was named CBA Most Valuable Player in 1874.


John Baker, third base, Syracuse

Baker ended his career with a .313 batting average and 156 runs batted in. He played in 221 games and was named All-CBA in 1871. Baker also won Great Glove Awards in 1873 & 1874.


Shawn Louis, pitcher, Harvard

Louis completed his career with a mark of 107-91 in 236 games. His earned run average was 3.27. Louis was named the 1874 Collegiate Championship Series MVP.


Nick Swan, first base, Brown

Swan had a career batting average of .372, with four home runs and 184 runs batted in, while appearing in 229 games. Swan led the CBA in average in 1871 & 1873, OBP in 1873, and runs and hits in 1874. He was named to the All-CBA team in 1874.


Carlos Aguilar, catcher, Brown

Aguilar played in 239 games and finished his career hitting .312, with five home runs and 176 RBI. He won the Great Glove Award from 1872-74 and was All-CBA in 1873.


Tim Jensen, left field, Lafayette

Jensen finished his career with a .311 batting average, with three home runs and 91 RBI. Jensen played in 129 games.


Todd "The Fly" Stuckey, second base, Cornell

"The Fly" had a career average of .338, with six home runs and 142 runs batted in, while appearing in 188 games. Stuckey was the co-leader of the CBA in 1874 in doubles with 16, while leading the CBA in batting average and on-base percentage.


Tom "The Acrobat" Drummond, pitcher, Lafayette

Drummond finished his career with a mark of 104-72, with a 2.52 ERA.


Jon Richmond, pitcher, Princeton

Richmond ended his career with a record of 132-79 and a 2.53 earn run average. Richmond was named All-CBA in 1871 & 1873, won the Pitcher of the Year Award in 1873 and won a Great Glove Award in 1874.
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March 1875 Recap

As the 1875 season opening day approached, the sportswriters had backed off of James as the focal point of their stories and started looking toward the upcoming season of collegiate baseball. And as everyone knows, sportswriters are experts on a game they don't play anymore, so they came out with their expert predictions for the upcoming season.



The season got underway with much fanfare and hope for all fourteen teams. Fortunately, the start of this season saw only a couple of minor injuries to players. Therefore, we got to see the best of all the teams as they faced off in the first month. As the month concluded, with 22 games played by all teams, some of the preseason predictions had panned out, while others had not.

In the New England Region, Brown (16-6) has built a five game lead over both Harvard and Dartmouth, to the surprise of many. New starting pitcher Matt Ogle, a junior, is making a name for himself in his first full season. Ogle is 11-5 with a 2.23 ERA.


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In the Northeast Region, Princeton has failed to live up to the preseason hype, mainly due to lack of offense. They find themselves four games back of the leader, Syracuse (16-6). The Orange have found a gem in a juco transfer pitcher named George "Grin" Bradley. Bradley is 16-6, with a 1.81 earned run average.


Bradley

In the Atlantic Region, Villanova has overachieved and is tied with Penn for the lead, with both teams at 13-9. Both teams are being led by freshman phenom pitchers A.J. "Pigeon" Banks (NOVA) of San Diego, California and Wally Montague (PENN) of Garden City, South Carolina. Banks is currently 12-7, with a 1.39 ERA, while Montague is 13-9, with a 1.84 ERA.


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Bradley was named Pitcher of the Month for March, while Brown third baseman, Chris Ashworth (.357, 0 HR, 21 RBI), a junior, took home Batter of the Month honors.



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April 1875 Recap

After the month of April had concluded, James was happy to see there were again no major injuries among players in the association. In the New England Region, Brown (26-17) has conceded four games and their lead in the region is down to one game over second place Harvard (25-18). In the Northeast Region, however, Syracuse (29-14) has doubled their lead from two to four games over the region. Princeton (25-18) is currently in second place and tied for the wild card with Harvard. Rutgers (24-19) and Cornell (23-20) are trying to keep pace, while Fordham (21-22) has cooled off after their good start in March. As for the Atlantic Region, Penn (27-16) has left Villanova (20-23) and Lafayette (20-23) behind, currently holding a seven game lead over both teams.

Bill Boyd, a junior right fielder for Lafayette, was named Batter of the Month for April. Boyd hit .411, had 1 home run, 17 RBI and scored 21 times. For the year, Boyd is hitting .404, with 1 home run, 30 RBI and 38 runs scored. Boyd leads the association in average.


Bill Boyd

Eric Weber, a junior starting pitcher for Harvard, was named Pitcher of the Month for April. Weber posted a 14-7 mark with a 0.88 earned run average. For the season, Weber is 25-18, with an ERA of 1.56.


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