The Brown Stockings and Westerns as will be seen by the score below played only a fair game at Keokuk yesterday, the Browns winning by a score of 16 to 6. The following special telegram was received by the Republicans yesterday evening.
Keokuk, May 12. - The game to-day between your Brown Stockings and the Westerns at this city was played in the presence of about three hundred spectators, the weather being delightful. The Browns won the toss and took the field. In the early part of the game they played without any heart, the absence of Bradley seeming to unnerve them. Fleet pitched with a great deal of care and judgement and ought to have had more encouraging support at the bat. The spirit and pluck with which Cuthbert and Pike let go at the lightning pacers of Golden gradually infused the rest with courage and seven runs were tallied in the eighth innings, Cuthbert had three first-base hits, two of which were doubles; Pike had three, one double; Dehlman two doubles; Chapman, Fleet and Hague each one; Pearce and Miller none. The Westerns were without the services of Quinn, their regular catcher, and played about as loose as their opponents in the field, Barnie failing to handle the wild delivery of Golden with any success...
-St. Louis Republican, May 13, 1875
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