The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, April 23, 1942, Image 4

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Hitters Have Big Field Day as Aggies
Drub Rice Owls to Tune of 26-0 Tues
Stevenson Grabs
Sixth Win, Homers
With Bases Loaded
Hitting the horsehide of the ball
for 29 hits which went for 41
bases, the Texas Aggie nine shock
ed the Rice Owls, and even as
tounded themselves when they de
feated the Feathered Flock at
Houston by the top-heavy and un
believable score of 26-0.
It was by far the largest score
of the season and almost breaks
a conference scoring record.
Charlie Stevenson and Smokey
Carden shared the mound chores
for the Cadets, limiting the sur
prised Owls to six blows, none of
which went for more than singles.
Not one Rice man reached third
1st Inning—Bang
The whole thing started out
with the initial frame as the Ca
dets began hitting as if they real
ly meant business. Cecil Ballow,
who garnered himself three blows
for the day, took life as Bert Sel-
man muffed the peg from the
shortstop. Rogers singled him to
third, and Ballow scored as Glass
pumped a bingle to left. Scoggin
walked, but Porter forced Rogers
at the plate. Peden’s short single
scored Glass, and, with the bases
jammed, came the most terrific
blow of the game. With the count
one and one on him, Charlie Stev
enson, the Aggies’ ace pitcher, also
proved that he could wield a mean
bat when he caught one of Pen-
darvis’ pitches and sent it reeling
far over the center fielder’s head
for an easy home run.
A Merry-go-Round
From that moment on, it was a
merry-go-round, as Coach Lil
Dimmitt’s boys hit everything
thrown at them. They counted a
run in the second, three more in
the third, one in the fourth, two
in the fifth, and astounded the
Rice hurlers and Coach Cecil Grigg
by no scoring in the sixth.
However, all that was made up
quite satisfactorily with the com
ing of the seventh frame—an inn
ing that will be long remembered
by Owl fans and players alike. It
was a regular nightmare as the
Aggies threw their whole weight
into the ordeal by counting 10
runs on 10 hiW. Everybody smack
ed the ball to all four corners of
the field, with Peden’s circuit blow
doing the most damage.
Peden and Scoggin
Les Peden and John Scoggin led
the hitting parade with five blows
apiece. Scoggin had five singles,
while Peden divided his hits more
evenly by banging out a homer,
triple, double and a brace of sin
gles. Everyone else but Leo Dan
iels connected for at least one hit.
RICE (0)
Colley, 2b
Palmer, ss
Vogt, rf-p i
Leigh, cf-p
Barrow, c
Sheehan, lf-3b .
Selman, Ib-rf .
Collura, 3b
Pendaryis, p-lb
Buvins, If
A. & M. (26)
Ballow, ss
Rogers, If
Glass, 2b
Scoggin, c-cf ...
Porter, lb
Peden, 3b
Stevenson, p-rf
Daniels, rf-cf ...
Black, cf
Carden, p
Smith, rf
Aldrich, c
A. & M.
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ton A. & M. Mothers Club.
Zuleika Stanger, Ray J. Foshee,
Brazoria County A. & M. Club.
Betty Steele, Sam Ed Brown,
Tri-State A. & M. Club.
Inez Sterling, Glenn McGouirk,
Fort Sam Houston A. & M. Club.
Sara Stevens, Marvin Grimes,
El Paso A. & M. Mothers Club.
Betty Taylor, C. B. Marsh, A.
& M. Amarillo Mothers Club.
Doris Elizabeth Taylor, Lewis
Bracey, Capital A. & M. Mothers
Jewel Taylor, Edgar Wareing,
Navarro County A. & M. Club.
Joe Ann Thomas, Earl Voskamp,
Colorado County A. & M. Club.
Margaret Tillery, Harvey Wal
ker, Eastern Panhandle Club.
Norma Jean Tubbs, Harry Dil
lingham, Ellis County A. & M.
Elaine Toler, Durward James,
Southern Methodist university.
Dorothy Lucille Varisco, Cosmo
Guido, Bryan and Brazos County
Chamber of Commerce.
Winnie Warner, Gustave Carl-
sen, The Agronomy Society.
Colorful Drake Relays Hold
33rd Annual Meet April 23,25
By Mike Mann
Coach “Dough” Rollins, Aggie
track mentor, and ten of his squad
left yesterday morning to par
ticipate in the Drake Relays, April
24 and 25, at Drake university in
Des Moines, Iowa. Aggie track-
sters have been entered in this
feature track and field meet for
a number of years.
Incidentally, the oldest record in
the Drake Relays’ books is the
6 feet 6 inch mark in the high
jump left by Harold Osborne of
Illinois in 1922. Pete Watkins, Ag
gie high jump star, has been con
sistently bettering that mark all
this year and is expected to pro
vide a threat to the 20-year-old
The defending 120-yard high
hurdles champion, Bob Wright of
Ohio State, will have stiff com
petition in the persons of Roy
Bucek of A. & M. and Pete Owens
of Howard Payne.
History of Relays
The Drake Relays came to life
33 years ago when Major John L.
Griffith, the head of athletics at
Drake university, got the idea of
staging a track and field carnival
for competitors from schools all
over the country.
The first relays took place on
April 10, 1910, with 82 athletes
from three universities and three
high schools in attendance. A lusty
snow storm was on hand to greet
the 100-odd spectators who turned
In 1911, eight universities, eight
colleges and twenty-three high
schools sent athletes to the meet
ing. A total of 250 performers
were present and over 500 hundred
spectators were on hand for the
second Drake Relays.
Year after year, the relays made
progress and the number of ath-
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Army units. An ex-student of A.
& M. and the University of Cin
cinnati (Ohio), he is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Thompson, El
The rank of corporal in the reg
ular Army had been reached by
Aviation Cadet Donald E. Kemen-
do, 21, son of Mrs. R. L. Kemendo,
1220 Bagby Avenue, when he join
ed the cadets. He is an ex-student
of A. & M. ^
A former tire salesman, Avia
tion Cadet William S. Connolly,
25, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S.
Connolly, Whitney, was graduated
from A. & M. in 1938 with a de
gree in agricultural economics.
From 48 cities and crossroad
post offices they came, many
breaking off college careers which
would lead to professions that
bring wealth and happiness in the
■way of life they now must defend.
Today with reveille cannon’s
blast they are up at 6:20 a.m.
From then until near midnight
sometimes they are busy every
minute with drill, muscle-making,
muscle-timing athletics, schooling
in navigation, in radio, in weath
er, in flying powerful 450-horse-
power low-wing monoplanes every
day. Once they have learned to
master these planes alone, they
ease into instrument flying, learn
how to get out of tight spots, fly
in formations.
At Randolph the best flying in
structors in the world will grade
out the men who will be best as
flying gun-packing single-motored
ships, flying multi-motored bomb-
totin’ sky monsters. These cadets
will specialize at advanced schools
for ten weeks after Randolph—
then wings and commissions.
Wanda Warren, Trever Whayne,
The Agronomy Society.
Pauline Webster, Howard War
ner, The Agronomy Society.
Betty Belvin Westbrook, Jimmy
DuBose, The Agronomy Society.
Sara Edna Wilkerson, Howard
Kingsberry, The Agronomy So
Dorothy Williams, Forrest Arm
strong, Throckmorton County A.
& M. Club.
Cathron Wilson, Lee Hertz, The
Agronomy, Society.
Wanda Wood, Robert Powell,
Texarkana A. & M. Club.
Louise Wright, Jimmy Kiel, The
Agronomy Society.
Lucile Yeager, John M. Law
rence^ The Agronomy Society.
Thelma Zuber, Russell Cook,
Puerto Rico Club.
letes entered and schools repre
sented gradually increased. In
1915 Purdue and Michigan came
from the Western Conference to
perform after Nebraska, Minne
sota and Wisconsin had entered in
1912, 1913 and 1914.
Relays Enlarged
In 1922, the Relays were en
larged and became a two-day show
instead of one. The following year
the attendance reached the 10,000
mark. New performers were Notre
Dame, Oregon State, Miami and
A brand new stadium greeted
the Relay entrants and fans in
1927 when the Drake Stadium was
completed. The attendance was
now 14,000 with almost 1,500 ath
letes participating.
The Drake Relays became of
age in 1930. Preparation for this
twenty-first annual show was be
gun months in advance and the
Universities of Tulane, Alabama,
California at Los Angeles and
Ohio State were added to the rap-
idly-increasing list of schools send
ing competitors.
Queen Selected in ’34
The first Drake Relays queen
was selected and reigned over the
1934 Relays. Miss Martha Stull of
Northwestern university was the
first member of the Drake Relays
royalty. Just two years later ap
proximately 20,000 fans packed
the Drake Stadium for the classic
In 1941, more than 2,500 ath
letes from 86 colleges and univer
sities took part in the Relays. Na
tional radio networks have given
track fans the world over a ring
side seat at the Drake classic.
It is estimated that over 55,000
athletes have performed at the
Drake Relays, one of the top field
and track attractions in the na
tion, and that well over a quarter
of a million persons have traveled
many miles to view the track
classic. A recent check-up of past
entries showed that seventy-odd of
the country’s leading universities,
95 colleges, and more than 150
high schools have sent representa
tives to perform at these games.
Cadet Tracksters Annex 10 of 16 Events
To Down Rice in Dual Meet Here Tuesday
Duplicating their upset win over
the Texas Longhorns a month ago,
the Texas Aggie tracksters swept
Coach Emmett Brunson’s strong
Rice Owl thinly clads, 7514-46%,
in a dual meet here Tuesday aft
Running with more speed and
stamina than evei’, the Cadets an
nexed ten of the 16 events and
counted at least one point in every
event but the shot-put.
Bucek Leads
Sparked by Captain Rby Bucek,
who tied for high point honors
witl>,. Rice’s captain Harold Hall,
the Cadets quickly built up a lead
which they never relinquished. Roy
beat Bill Cummins’, the Owls’ ace
hurdler, handily in each of the
hurdle events.
However, the biggest surprise of
all went to Bucek’s younger broth
er Felix, who beat out Jim Deal
in the discus. Bucek’s throw was
141 feet, 7 inches, which easily
beat Deal’s bid of 139 feet, 4 in
Ricks Counts B'/z
Close on the heels of the scor
ing leaders was Coach Dough Rol
lins’ ace pole-vaulter and high
jumper, Albert Ricks. Ricks count
ed 9)4 points by winning first in
the pole vault, second in the broad
jump, and tieing for second in the
high jump with Christopher, Rice’s
main threat in that particular
Incidentally, Pete Watkins, who
easily won the event, quit after
hurdling the timber at 6.4. Wat
kins cleared the conference record
twice this year—once in a work
out, and the other time in thq re
cent quadrangular meet here. He
left with Coach Rollins and 9 oth-
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