The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 04, 1942, Image 5

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    Aggie Pitching Goes Sour on Northern Trip;
Leslie Peden May be Moved to Hurling Staff
After spending five whole days
away from this place, it’s certain
ly good to be back. I expect ev
eryone of the players and Coach
Lil Dimmitt wanted to bear-track
back to College Station after that
debacle at Dallas against S.M.U.
Whatever happened in that
nightmare is a chapter that only
the books can now explain. The
best thing to do is forget all about
it and help the Ags cop the rest
of their games.
That particular game only goes
to show that anything can happen
in this cock-eyed conference. If
someone would have come out and
predicted an S.M.U. victory be
fore the game was played, he
would have been pronounced “nuts”
right there on the spot. But cra
zier things than that have hap
pened before, and it only adds
credence to the old saying, “Nev
er count your chickens before they
are hatched.” And, brother, the
guy who made up that proverb cer
tainly knew what he was talking
However, the S.M.U. and T.C.U.
games, did show the Aggies up
plenty—especially in the pitching
department. Ole reliable and dur
able Charlie Stevenson just won’t
be able to bear the whole load, and
the Cadets will have to incorpo
rate another hurler. Who it will
be is a difficult question, but
Coach Dimmitt had better find the
answer to that problem in a hurry
or he’ll find himself in a mighty
deep hole. Lil has three sophomore
hurlers—Wendell Acrey, Johnny
Shuford, and Smokey Carden—
who chunk that ball fairly well,
but they’re still sophomores and
need much experience in Southwest
Conference play.
Nevertheless, Coach Dimmitt
may still find the answer by shift
ing hard-hitting Les Peden from
third base to the pitching mound.
Peden did a- little chunking his
freshman year, but since then he
has spent most of his time guard
ing the hot-corner. It was he who
finally retired the side of the fate
ful S.M.U. eighth inning last Tues
day. So, if he is handled right, he
may be just the answer for Coach
Lil Dimmitt’s pitching staff.
Sports Squibs From Here and There; Daniels
May Quit Baseball Because of Bad Shoulder
Leo Daniels, who found his bat
ting eye on this past Northern
trip, may have to give up base
ball because of his shoulder . . .
the doctor gave Daniels specific
orders to rest his arm for a month,
and it looks as if Leo will comply
to the order ... In games with
S.M.U. and T.C.U., Daniels lashed
out 7 hits out of 15 times at bat.
. . . Five of those were extra-base
blows—2 homers, a triple, and 2
doubles ... It wasn’t Cullen Rog
ers’ fault that the Ags lost Thurs
day for he connected for 4 hits
out of five times at bat, including
a couple of homers ... he also bat
ted in five of the Aggie eight
runs . . . Orchids to Cecil Ballow
for his great shortstop play for
the Aggies . . . everyone in Dallas
and Fort Worth marveled when
this Stephenville star scooped up
the ball . . . add to this, he also
broke his hitless streak by getting
five hits on this Northern trip . . .
Roy Peden, former Aggie baseball
ace, was married last night . . .
If you ever have a desire to be an
official scorer on an Aggie base
ball trip, be sure you have plenty
of comebacks ready when the boys
start hounding you for hits . . .
Boy, it’s exasperating . . . For ex
ample, Cullen Rogers’ plight . . .
in the T.C.U. game Cul hit a
grounder to the first baseman who
(See KYLE FIELD, Page 6)
Aggies Host to Baytown Today
Henry Lindsey Gets Mound
Assignment Against Oilers
Visitors Rated Strong in Semi-Pro
Circles; Game Time Set for 3 o’Clock
Returning to the home fold aft-'
er a successful campaign against
the S.M.U. Mustangs and T.C.U.
Horned Frogs the past week, the
Texas Aggie baseballers take a
brief respite from the rigors of
conference warfare when they en
gage the strong Baytown Oiler
team on Kyle Field this afternoon.
This game marks the fifth non
conference clash for the Aggies
during the current season. The
game is scheduled to go off at 3
Henry Lindsey will probably
start on the mound for the Aggies,
and his opponent will most likely
be the Baytown star. Bill Brodie.
The Baytown Oilers are rated
as one of the strongest semi-pro
outfits in baseball and come to
College Station with a team that
is rated to give Coach Lil Dim
mitt’s boys a busy afternoon on
the diamond. The Oilers have play
ed one game against Southwest
Conference opposition this season,
defeating the Rice Owls by a
Aggie Golfers Win
From Baylor; Take
On TWC Here Today
•The Texas Aggie golf team
swept the board Thursday in a
dual match with the Baylor Bears
by taking both doubles and all four
single events. The match here was
highlighted during the morning by
Aggies Henry Wahrmund and
Howell Young defeating E. F.
Crim and Charlie Watterman, 2
and 1; Wayne Rohyer and Law
rence Fouracre took John Ellis
and Charlie Blalock, the Bear
coach, 8 and 6 in the doubles.
The afternoon singles saw Tom
my Howell win from Crim, 2 and
1, Young from Watterman, 6 and
4, Rohyer from Ellis 4 and 3; and
Fouracre from Blalock 2 and 1.
The Aggie golfers will encounter
the T. W. C. iron swingers here
today in a dual meet. This will be
the third home match for the Ag
gie golfers. They have met the
T. W. C. golfers twice in the past
two years, beating them once and
tieing them last year.
Today’s match will feature Tom
my Howell and Howell Young as
number one and two men, while
Wayne Rohyer and Lawrence
Fouracre will hold down the num
ber three and four spots.
Corps Dance
The big week-end won’t be
complete if you miss this
Corps Dance
April 4
9 -12
Music by Toppy Pearce
and the
Aggieland Orchestra
count of 4-1.
The Oilers finished up in the
semi-finals of the annual semi-pro
tournament in Houston last year,
and this year are rated even
stronger. The team is managed by
Bob Kalbitz, veteran of the semi-
pro loop, and one of the canniest
coaches in the game. Manager
Kalbitz plays first base for the
Oilers, but due to an injured hand
will probably not be able to play
this afternoon.
The game will pit the speed and
youth of the Aggies against the
experience and cunning of the Oil
ers. Many of the players on the
Baytown squad have had experi
ence in professional ball, and sev
eral have had college experience.
Ags Down Frogs
Thurs. to Tie For
Conference Lead
Leo Daniels And
Charlie Stevenson
Lead Cadets in 12-6 Win
Sparked by the heavy bat of Leo
(Lightnin’) Daniels and the con
sistent pitching of Charlie Steven
son, the Texas Aggies won their
fourth victory of the year, defeat
ing the T.C.U. Frogs, 12-6, Thurs
day afternoon.
Daniels blasted out two round
trippers, a double, and a single to
lead the 14-hit Aggie attack. He
batted in three runs and scored
three times. Besides Daniels, Les
Peden also connected for a homer.
Everyone but Sam Porter was cred
ited with a hit.
Lonnie (Lefty) Dowell started
and finished for the Frogs, with
the Aggies pecking away at his
offerings throughout the game.
They started early and grabbed a
4-run lead in the first inning. Bal
low opened with a walk, went to
second as Rogers took life on an
error. Glass scratched a hit to load
the bases. Scoggin grounded to
third, who threw Ballow out at the
plate. Porter forced Rogers at
home, but Les Peden lashed a hit
to left to score Scoggin and Glass.
Stevenson followed with a base
knock to account for the other two
The Ags added a couple of runs
in the third as Scoggin walked,
W. J. Douglas, Jr.
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Out To Uncle Ed’s
for a jolly good
Bar-B-Q Sandwiches
Cold Drinks - Fritos
After the Corps Dance
tonight meet at:
1 mi. So. on Old Hiway 6
Battalion Sports
APRIL 4, 1942
Page 5
Dough Is Still Smilin’. 1
Aggie Tracksters Win Over TU
First Time Since 1931 Season!
The amazing Texas Aggie track
team, showing surprising power in
almost every event, walloped the
Texas University tracksters in a
dual meet on Kyle Field Thursday
afternoon. The Aggies piled up 69
points to 53 for the Longhorns.
At no time during the progress
of the hotly contested meet were
the Aggies behind in the total
points scored. However, at the
halfway mark the score stood dead
locked at 32-all. The next event,
the 120 yard high hurdles, was
taken by Roy Bucek and from then
on the Texas boys could not catch
Nine out of the 16 events were
won by A. & M.; and in only two
events, the 220 and 440 yard dash
es, did Texas completely dominate.
The most surprising upset of
the day was the defeat of the
Longhorn 440 yard relay team.
Felix Bucek, Roy Bucek, Derace
Moser, and Ken Stallings, running
in that order, beat the Texas team
composed of Minor, Kutner, Fields,
and Smith. Moser’s race was out
standing. Fields, apparently try
ing to help his teammate along
after passing him the baton,
shoved Smith and caused him to
stumble slightly; but the Aggie
victory was clean cut by a good
ten yard margin. The time was
43.0 seconds.
Albert Ricks, by winning the
pole vault over conference champ
ion Dave Small, taking first in
the broad jump, and tying with
Pete Watkins for first in the high
jump, was high point man of the
meet with 14 points.
Roy Bucek was runner-up with
11 % points. He won the high and
low hurdles without much trouble.
His time was 23.4 seconds in the
lows was exceptionally fast.
Mitchell, of A. & M., won second
place in the low hurdles.
Mac Umstaddt of Texas won the
880 yard run in the time of 1:56.5,
after being pushed all the way by
Joe Vajdos. A scant two yards sep-
arted the boys at the finish line.
Three Aggie milers, Johnny
Ziegler, Murrell McGlothlin, and
Frank Bibbs, all worked together
in a vain effort to defeat the con
ference champion, Harry Hafer-
nick, in the mile run. Hafernick
won by four yards over Ziegler in
the time of 4 minutes 29 seconds.
Zeigler and McGlothlin finished
hand in hand to tie for first place
in the two mile run. The spectators
were also thrilled in the same
event by the individual contest of
Bibbs and a Texas lad, both of
took second on a sacrifice and
scored on Daniels’ single.
The Frogs made their biggest bid
for victory in the fourth when they
scored five runs. Three of those
A&M (12)
Ballow, ss 4 0 2 1
Rogers, If 4 0 10
Glass, 2b 5 1 2 0
Scoggin, c 3 2 12
Porter, lb 3 10 0
Peden, 3b 4 3 2 2
Stevenson, p 5 0 10
Daniels, rf 5 3 4 0
Black, cf 5 2 10
TOTALS 38 12 14 5
T. C. U. (6)
Conway, 2b 5 0 10
Conard, If 5 10 0
Dowell, p 5 12 0
Allen, 3b 4 2 2 1
Alford, cf 3 111
Balaban, lb 4 111
McHenry, ss 4 0 0 0
Adams, rf 4 0 0 0
*Pelto 1 0 0 0
Williford, c 3 0 10
**Looney 10 10
TOTALS 39 6 9 2
•Pelto batted for Adams in 9th
♦•Liooney batted for Williford in 9th
Score by innings:
A&M 402 402 022—12
T. C. U 000 050 010— 6
were accounted for by Bruce Al
ford’s homer in left.
The Cadets added two runs
apiece in the sixth, eighth, and
ninth innings to ice the game and
give Stevenson his fourth consec
utive conference win.
Daniels with four blows led the
Cadet attack, while Dowell and Al
len led the Frog offensive with two
hits apiece.
The fielding gem of the day
went went to Ira‘Glass who snag
ged Balaban’s hard looper over sec
ond add turned it into a double
whom finished far behind the lead
ers. By putting on a terrific sprint
towar dthe finish, Bibbs passed
the Longhorn and won by 20 yards.
Ken Stallings provided another
surprise of the day when he out
ran Max Minor in the 100 yard
dash in the excellent time of 9.7
With Bill Henderson winning
first, and big Jim Montgomery
-second, the Aggies made a clean
sweep of the shotput.
Texas won the final event, the
mile relay, even though they did
not use their best men in the race.
The Aggies, Utley and Stallings
running in place of the injured
boys, Labus and Knight, teamed
up with Brush and Vajdos, and
made the race a close one. Utley’s
race was outstanding. On the fin
al lap, Vajdos overcame a ten yard
lead to catch up with Caldwell of
Texas, but he faded in the home
The A. & M. victory over Texas
was the first for Coach Dough Rol
lins during his sevnn years as
track coach here.
The Aggies last won the confer-
(See TRACKSTERS, Page 6)
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