The college championship seems to be the plaything of chance, and all prophecies futile. We were disposed to consider Princeton out of the race, but Saturday's defeat is an emphatic denial of such a fact. Our nine was outplayed in every point and has lost the series with the Princetons. In number of defeats Harvard, Princeton and Brown stand equal, while Yale is in the front rank. It becomes more and more of a puzzle to us why Princeton so easily walks away with our nine, who have proved themselves capable of beating Yale at home and defeating Brown in a well-played game. Chances have most decidedly gone against us, for we firmly believe our nine can play a very fine game. But to give credit to the visitors, we will say that the coolness and evenness which they exhibited throughout assured them of victory.
Yale, who now stands first, has strong nines to meet, and victory has by no means settled down in her lap. Although she so easily defeated Princeton last week, the fielding of Ernst on Saturday may yet bring about unexpected results, and Harvard, victorious at New Haven, may well prove so on Jarvis. The case is much the same with Brown; she has already beaten Princeton, but will play the second of the series on Tuesday, and we anxiously await the issue. One more game also remains to be played with Harvard, unfortunately upon that remarkable piece of ground at Providence, and we are not over-bold in expecting a victory. Our chances, therefore, for the championship are good, but a general brace on the nine is called for, and, if for the rest of the season, they will play a steady game, we are sure of a glorious victory.