The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 05, 1942, Image 3

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r 0 A J ■f ♦. K t ♦ •• 4 ♦ A Captain John Scoggin May be Called On To Do a Bit of Pitching in Texas U Series Captain John Scoggin, the dynamite slugging ace of the Texas Aggies may be called to do yeoman duty for Coach Lil Dimmitt’s, nine when the Cadets collide with the vastly improved Texas Longhorns down at “Jinxland” (Austin to you) next Friday and Saturday for the championship of the Southwest Conference. Those who were in the stands Saturday afternoon may have wondered why Scoggin was sent on the mound in the last two innings. No, it wasn’t the idea that John should squander $5.00 from Loupot by slamming a home run as some people were wont to believe. It was just an experiment that Coach Dimmitt used. You see, Scoggin may be called on to pitch sometime in the Texas series!! Big John has one of the strongest arms in college base ball, and from what the fans viewed Saturday, he can do more than just throw a ball. He showed plenty of stuff, and may be the answer to Coach’s prayer at Austin. At this time I want to take time out to pay tribute to a great ball player. I haven’t mentioned much about John Scoggin in this col umn, but instead of just saying a little at a time I want really to spread it on thick. Undoubtedly, he has been one of the major fact ors for the grand showing of the Aggie diamondeers and it has been his playing and leadership that has sparked the Cadets on to every victory. Besides being a great college star, the big Collinsville slugger, is one of the best professional prospects that has ever hit this campus. John has all the earmarks of a power hitter, and if anyone will ever carry the banner of Ag- gieland to far and wide corners in the athletic world, it’ll be none other than John Scoggin. Sports Squibs From Here and There; A Few Notes on Southwest Conference Track Meet When the annual Southwest Con ference track meet goes off at Dallas this weekend, there’ll be many tracksters shooting for some long-time standing records . . . Johnny Ziegler of the Aggies will be trying to better the 17-year-old 2-mile record set by Esquival of Texas . . . Roy Bucek of the Ags and Bill Cummins of Rice will be trying for the hurdle records . . . Cummins bettered Freddy Wol cott’s low-hurdle record of 23 sec onds last Saturday in the “Little Conference” meet but he has not been as consistent as Bucek all year . . . Pete Watkins will be at tempting to break the 6.7% record How to be a “good sport...” GRIFFON SPORT CLOTHES When you buy sport clothes think of this—It costs no more to wear the right kind than to wear the ordinary kind. College men everywhere are approving Griffon Sport Jackets and Slacks because of their correct V styling, smart appear ance and attractive pat terns. See our selection of Griffon Sport Coats and Slacks today. Sport Coats $16.50 up Sport Slacks $3.95 up CLOtKlfiftS College and Bryan in the high jump . . . Looking over the 1907 SWC track meet just look at some of these figures ... the 100 yard dash was won by Rams- dell of Texas in 10 flat . . . Madden Spivey, father of Marshall Spivey, Aggie footballer, threw the discus 106 feet 4% inches . . . the present record is 163 feet 2% inches as set by Hughes of Texas in ’40 . . . Bone of Texas pole vaulted 9 feet 7 inches in ’07 and Kendall of Tex as made a broad jump leap of 18 feet 8% inches ... Oh yes, Texas won the meet! Ags Can Win Crown by Drubbing Texas Twice This Week at Austin Cadets Play Southern Pacific At 3:30 Today The Texas Aggies will take on the strong semi-pro team from Houston—Southern Pacific—here this afternoon starting at 3:30. Charlie Stevenson will toe the mound, and, according to Coach Dimmitt will attempt to go the distance. Meanwhile, the Aggies continu ed their heavy hitting Saturday afternoon and sparked by the big bat of Captain John Scoggin swept the last of a two-game series with T.C.U. 16-2. Six for Six Scoggin closed his final home game in a blaze of glory by slam ming oat six hits that included four doubles and batting in the same number of runs. Big John also played three positions, start ing out in his regular catcher’s post, then going to center field, and finally winding up as a pitch er. He hurled the last two innings, fanning three Frogs, allowing one walk and no runs or hits. Twenty-five base hits were rat tled off Frog hurlers with Sam Porter slapping out four, Jimmy Newberry three, and Les Peden three. Cullen Rogers again hit a homerun. Big Rally in Second The Aggies scored in every in ning but the sixth and had 10 men left on the bases. Their biggest rally came in the second when they counted six times on five hits. The Frogs’ only kind of a threat came in fourth when they com bined a hit and two errors to count two runs and break Pitcher Char lie Stevenson’s consecutive score less frames at 28. Charlie, inci dentally pitched five innings to receive credit for his eighth con ference victory. (See CADETS PLAY, Page 4) DON’T FORGET MOTHER On MOTHER’S DAY, Sunday, May 10 See Our Assortment of Mother’s Day Cards, Handkerchiefs, and Pins Make Selection While Stock Is Complete Campus Variety Store North Gate Lror Dancin’ or Romancin’ TfTEAR the Arrow Lido dress shirt with your tails and white tie. Lido has a smooth narrow bosom with suspender loops on each side to keep it in place. If you’re wearing tux, you’ll want the Arrow Shoreham with its pleated bosom and smart collar attached. Both shirts are as comfortable as they are easy-on-the-eye. Complete your formal rig with Arrow today! m SHIRTS and TIES Cadets Working Over Time For Ali Important Series Coach Lil Dimmitt’s Texas Ag gie baseballers are preparing for that long trek to the “forty acres” Friday from which they hope to return with their first baseball championship since 1937. It was back there that the immortal Woody Bell smashed a ninth in ning home run which spelled a 5-4 win for the Aggies and a confer ence championship. Working Hard The Aggies are working hard for the series with Texas, and spurred on by the burning desire for revenge for last year’s tenth inning defeat there is a spirit of hustle and fight down around Kyle Field these days which can mean but one thing, the Aggies are all- out for a clean sweep of the series. However, they need only a split with the Longhorns to cinch a tie for the title, bqt according to Coach Lil Dimmitt “there ain’t gonna be no run-off.” Charlie Stevenson, topnotch hurler of the Aggie pitching staff, with a record of eight wins and no losses, will be on the mound for the Aggies in Friday’s battle. His opponent will probably be Bill Dumke, ace hurler of the Texas moundsmen. T. U. Plays S. M. U. Today The Longhorns play the always dangerous S. M. U. Mustangs this afternoon, and then are idle until Friday when they tangle with the Aggies in that crucial series. These two games will close the Aggies’ 1942 conference season, but the Longhorns will still have to face the baffling curves of Manuel Garcia, ace sophomore pitcher of the Baylor Bears, with whom the Longhorns have two more games to play. It will be remembered that it was the fast breaking curve ball of Garcia which held the Aggies in check and enabled the Bears to hand them one of their two con ference defeats of the current sea son. Texas Tracksters Outlast Rice And Ags To Win Meet Coach Rollins’ Thinly , Clads Come Out Third Best In “Little Conference” Sat The Texas Longhorns took five first events and tied for another to take the championship honors in the “little” conference track and field meet at Rice Field in Hous ton Saturday by tallying 64% points. The Rice Institute Owls annexed eight firsts but garnered only 56 points to win second place. In the absence of Captain Roy Bu cek, ace hurdler and relay man, the Texas Aggies finished in third place with 49% points. In the freshman division the Texas Aggies’ greatest squad in history scored 70points to win the meet with the Rice Slimes in second place with 60% points and the Texas Shorthorns ended in third place with 28 points. TRACK SUMMARIES 440-Yard Dash—-Won by Umstattd (Tex as) ; second, Wiren (Texas) ; third, Neath (Rice) ; fourth, Caldwell (Texas). Time: 49.1 seconds. Shot Put: Won by Deal (Rice) ; sec ond, Blackburn (Rice) ; third, Montgom ery (A. & M.) ; fourth, Henderson, A. & M.). Distance: 48 feet, 1 inch. High Jump: Won by Watkins (A. & B/iTALIONA 5 TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1942 Page 3 SWC Track Meet Goes Off At Dallas Fri; Golf And Tennis Also to Participate Fish Baseballers Meet Baylor Cubs On Kyle Field Fri The Texas Aggie Fish baseball team will close its 1942 season Friday when it meets the Baylor Cubs on Kyle Field. Coached by Bill Buchanan the Fish have en joyed a successful season, hav ing won three and lost one. Lee Forrest, ace hurler of the Fish, will be on the mound Friday. Forrest has a won-lost record of two victories and one defeat. Heavy hitter of the Fish team is Bill Sellman, catcher, a batsman of no mean ability. ■ The Fish have played the Cubs once before this season, and de feated them by a top heavy score. Besides the previous game with Baylor, the Fish boast wins over Allen Academy, Goose Creek, and the Texas Yearlings. There only one loss was suffered at the hands of the Yearlings. Southern Methodist University plays host to the Southwest Con ference athletes in three different sports this weekend in Dallas. Track, tennis and golf representa tives of all the conference schools will gather there for the confer ence meet in each sport. Busy Weekend With the Aggie baseball team playing in Austin, and the tennis, golf and track teams in action, this will be the busiest weekend of the year for the Aggies as far as athletics are concerned. Coach Manning Smith’s netmen —the most promising Aggie ten nis squad in several years—will participate in the tennis meet which begins Thursday and con tinues through Saturday. The Ag gies have had fair success this year. They have defeated Southern Methodist and East Texas State, and lost to Texas and Baylor. They also lost an abbreviated contest (See TRACKSTERS, Page 4) RADIO REPAIRS AND PARTS The Student Co-op Call 4-4114 TRADE YOUR BOOKS TRADE YOUR OLD BOOKS FOR BOOKS YOU WILL NEED NEXT TERM! You will save money by trading books with Lou be fore you go home. If the book you trade for is not what you need, you can use its same value on an other book that you will need. Be sure to do this be fore you leave this semester. You must get the book you need. If you trade with Lou—he’s right with you. LOUPOFS Trading Post J. E. Loupot Class of ’32 V 100-Yard Dash: Won by Hall (Rice) ; second, Stallings, A. & M.) ; third, Moser (A. & M.) ; fourth, Minor (Texas). Time: Mile Run: Won by Hafernick (Texas) ; second, McGlothlin (A. & M.) ; third, Vad- jos (A. & M.) ; fourth, Stranadel (Tex as). Time: 4 minutes, 35.8 seconds. 220-Yard Dash: Won by Hall (Rice) ; second. Minor (Texas) ; third, Wiren (Texas) ; fourth, Stallings (A. & M.. Time: 21.1 seconds. Pole Vault: Tie for first between Small (Texas) and Lay (Rice) ; tie for third and fourth between Ricks (A. & M.), Cummins (Rice) and Oualline (Texas). Height: 12 feet, 6 inches. 120-Yard High Hurdles: Won by Cum mins (Rice) : second, Jacques (Texas) ; third, Mitchell (A. & M.) ; fourth, Wat kins (A. & M.). Time: 14.2 seconds. Discus Throw: Won by Deal (Rice) ; second, Bucek (A. & M.) ; third, Mayne (Texas) ; fourth. Ring (Texas). Distance: 132 feet, 6 inches. :ourth, Time: 1 minute, 66.2 : W ' Fie: M. Time: 42.2 seconds. o’nds seconds. 440-Yard Relay: Won by Texas (Minor, Kutner, Wiren and Field) ; second, A. & (See TRACK RESULTS, Page 4) LOUPOT’S AN AGGIE TRADITION SWEETS to the SWEET 'k 'k 'k 'k 'k • Whitman’s • King’s • Pangburn’s ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ That All Important Day for MOTHER. Don’t Forget Her! ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Sweets for That Sweetheart of a Mother On Her Very Special Day Our gift-boxed confections are treats to the eye as well as the palate! Whether Mother prefers chewy candies, or old-fashioned delights, select her favorites in our fine quality confections. WRAPPED TO SEND ANYWHERE Aggieland Pharmacy Keep to th® Right at the North Gate