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 about. 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) OUR SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS THE HEART OF OUR BUSINESS BRYAN MOTOR COMPANY FORD DEALER 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 o’clock. 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 IT’S TIME TO SWING OUT, AGGIES! The big week-end won’t be complete if you miss this Corps Dance —o— SATURDAY NIGHT April 4 SBISA HALL 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 runs. The Ags added a couple of runs in the third as Scoggin walked, W. J. Douglas, Jr. INSURANCE AGENCY Rooms 18-20, Commerce Bldg. Bryan, Texas Ph. 2-6605 Out To Uncle Ed’s for a jolly good time Bar-B-Q Sandwiches Cold Drinks - Fritos After the Corps Dance tonight meet at: HRDLICKA’S 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 up. 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) AB R H E 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) AB R H E 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 play. 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 seconds. 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 stretch. 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) WHITMAN’S FAMOUS CHOCOLATES An Appropriate Gift for EASTER CASEY’S CONFECTIONERY Smokes Eats «Y” Drinks PARENTS GREETINGS TO YOU! SCHOOL SUPPLIES Books Art Supplies Drawing Equipment Stationery Uniforms Lamps Electrical Equipment Complete line of Bicycle and Radio parts Repairs to all makes of Radios and Bicycles STUDENT CO-OP East of North Gate