The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 31, 1954, Image 3

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Wednesday, March 31, 19‘54 THE BATTALION p age 3 Fish Clobber Bronchos 7-2 Hurling, Homers Produce Win Dick Blcckner’s two homers and 1 and Gerald Winters, a sacrifice by John Sullivan’s 3-hit pitching com bined Tuesday afternoon to give the Fish a 7-2 defeat over the Bry an high school Broncos, at Kyle field. Bleckner started off a 4-run ral ly for the Fish in the first inning with a solo homer to right and then hit one over the left fielder’s head in the 4th. He also contrib uted a single to lead Coach Les Palmer’s crew with three hits. Sullivan was in trouble much of the time, walking 10, but he scat tered the three bingles and left 12 runners stranded. In contrast, the Fish pounded two Bryan hurlers for 10 hits and won the game with the four-run in itial inning. After Bleckner’s lead- off homer, Skeeter Wilson drew a base on balls, took second on a walk to Bill White and came in on Terry Bushnell’s single. The hit sent White to third and he scored on an overthrow at second. Bob Holliday then walked and Lew Blood’s single to left-center scored Bushnell. The Aggie frosh picked up a pair of runs in the fourth on Bleckner’s second four-bagger, an error on Wilson’s ground ball, and White’s single to left. Bryan scored one in the third on consecutive walks to Sam Campise MURALS A Armor’s intramural volleyball team came out of a losing spree to beat Sqd. 16, 2-0, Tuesday. A Armor’s Pete Steinman and Bon nie Averitte led the Armor team to victory while Phelps and James Lewis played heads-up ball for the losers. Sqd. 19’s Boyce English and Wiley Garrett led their team to two straight victories over Co. D. Joe Marek was the outstanding ■player for the losers. Sqd. 25 defeated Sqd. 17, 2-0 Tuesday. Spiking Sqd. 25 to vic tory was Jim Vandermeer and Bonnie Hand. Mark Shadden and A1 McCurdy played an-outstanding game for the losers. Volleyball Co. B, 2; Sqd. 20, 0 Sqd. 18, 1; Co. F, 0 (forfeit) Bob Canales and Paul Quintero’s infield out. The visitors got their final run in the fourth on a walk to Don Krause, a single by Skeeter Jones and an error. Next game for 0 the Fish is Fri day against Beagan high of Hous ton at 3 p.m. BRYAN BRONCOS (2) A15 Canales, 2b 3 Quintero, ss 1 Dahlberg, ss 2 J. Campise, 3b 3 Albert Cortez, lb 1 Paradowsky, p 1 Krause, If 3 Jones, cf 3 James Smith, p-lb 4 S, Campise, rf 2 Seale, rf 1 Winters, e 0 Joe Smith, c 2 x—Donahoe . 0 Totals 26 A&M FISH (7) AB Bleckner, ss 5 Wilson, 2b 4 White, 3b 1 Ross, 3b 1 Bushnell, If 5 Holliday, cf 2 Blood, rf 3 O’Connell, rf 1 Hoyle, lb 2 Gattis, c 3 Sullivan, p 3 24 O 3 0 27 17 Track Squads Ready For Texas Relays A full squad of both varsity and freshmen will compete for A&M in the Texas Belays in Austin Fri day and Saturday. Col. Frank Anderson, Aggie track coach, will take about 70 thin clads to Austin. With A&M’s top distance men expected to face stiff competition from the great Wes Santee of Kan sas, Aggie weights man Bobby Gross of Big Springs is slated to be the Cadets’ top point maker. Gross is picking up this spring where Harrow Hooper left off last year in the shot put and discus events and is favored to cop both these titles at the Belays this week end. He is unbeaten in three meets to date this spring. A&M’s mile relay crew of Frank Norris, Carol Libby, Gerald Stull, I Texas. Wallace Kleb or Terry Vetters is expected to make a strong show ing. Capt. Dale DeBouen, a Port Ar thur senior, Southwest conference mile champ, and Jim Blaine, sen ior SWC two-mile and cross-coun try titlist from Imperial, wall be the Aggies’ top distance men along with Verlon Westmoreland of Dal las. Future events on tap for the Ag gies include a triangular meet with Bice and Texas here April 10 and a 3-way meet in Dallas April 15 with SMU and Bice. Featured meet of the season for A&M will be the quadrangular in Dallas May 1 with Southern Cali fornia’s NCAA champs, SMU and A &M Grapplevs Are 21 in Nation Totals 30 x—Ran for Joe Smith in 9th. Bryan 0011 100 000—2 Fish 400 200 Olx—7 R—Bleckner 2, Wilson 2, White, Bushnell, Holliday, Krause, Sam Campise. E—Quin tero, Cortez, James Smith, Winters, Blood, Hoyle 2. HR-—Bleckner 2. SB—Bleckner 2, White, Bushnell, Blood. O’Connell. Wild pitch — Sullivan. UP—Dahlberg, James, James Smith; Bleckner, Wilson, Hoyle. LOB— Bryan 9, Fish 12. Hits off — Smith 7 in 5. R & ER off—Sullivan 2 and 1; Smith'6 and 5; Paradowsky 1 and 1. BOB off—Sullivan 10, Smith 7, Paradow sky 3. SO by—Sullivan 3, Smith 4, Par- dowsky 2. Loser—Smith. Umpires — Lynch and Bryant. Time—2:10. CIRCLE TODAY thru FRIDAY “TUMBLEWEED” Audie Murphy — Also— “FORT ALGIERS” Yvonne De Carlo Guion Hall ENDS TODAY CLARK GABLE GENE TIERNEY mmm THURSDAY & FRIDAT M-G-M's / ^ !ly^ * Top / A ^ TECHNICOLOR — hg wm \ Musical! fiardgrove, Nelson Set Against SMU Lefty Joe Hardgrove and speed merchant Jerry Nelson will take the mound against SMU Friday and Saturday in Dallas. Both pitchers won games in the Southwest confer ence openers against Bice here last week. Nelson, a righthander, and Hard grove are both juniors. Hardgrove worked the first complete game of the season as A&M pushed its season record to 6-2. The Cadets share the SWC lead with Texas at 2-0. Hardgrove has pitched 21 innings to date in four games and his mate has toiled 24 and a third frames. Together they have won five and dropped one of the eight games played. Lou Little owns the other win and Tex Vanzura dropped a tough one to Minnesota. The Aggies are outhitting their opponents, 241 to 187 with Les Byrd, Winters junior who moved from left field to first base, the leader with .350. He has seven hits in 20 trips but four of them are of the extra base variety. Byrd has two doubles, a triple and hom er for 14 total bases and six runs batted in. Behn Hubbard, Cuero rightfield- er and a sophomore, is next with .280 followed by Catcher Jimmy Williams of San Antonio at .269 and Shortstop Jim Dishman of Beaumont, .267. Williams, a junior, is the top fielder with no errors in 60 chances and nine assists. He has thrown out seven runners at second, picked another off second and fielded one sacrifice bunt. Against Bice he threw out two runners in one inning and singled twice to aid Hardgrove’s hurling efforts. In the 2-game series the backstop hit four for seven. ON YOUR MARK—Jim Blane gets set in what could be the start of the two mile run. Blaine is one of A&M’s outstand ing distance runners and is owner of several Southwest conference cross-country titles. Over Allen 12-6 Hickman Has Hitter; Tigers Four Win Two hits by Bobby Carter "four- hit pitching by Pete Hickman and five errors by the Allen academy junior Ramblers, gave the A&M Consolidated Tigers a 12-6 win here Tuesday, their sixth of the season. Hickman had a one-hitter going until the top of the sixth when the Bamblers bombed him for three hits and got threq bases on balls to score three'rub si The Bamblers’ other £unsA£%n$* in. the first in ning on a walk, two stolen bases, a sacrifice and two errors. In the third, the Bamblers par layed a hit, three walks and a stolen base into two additional runs. Consolidated collected runs in every inning but the fourth. Arnold hit a triple in the fourth but was left on base when other Tigers failed to produce run-scoring plays. In the first the Tigers tied the game up 1-1 on two walks, a hit and a sacrifice. In the second, they went ahead on two Bambler errors, two hits and two walks for four runs to make the score 3-1. They scored twice more in the third. The fifth inning meant two more runs for the Tigers on two hits. In the sixth, they stretched one hit over three runs to end scoring. The Tigers play Huntsville in Huntsville tomorrow. They beat the Hornest 3-1 here Friday. By CHUCK NEIGHBORS Battalion Sports Editor Wrestling at A&M has been pi’et- ty much an intramural and club iffair before last weekend. The occasion for the change was the National Collegiate Athletic As sociation’s annual wrestling tour nament. For the first time, A&M was •epresented by a full team. While they didn’t place first in the na tion—that spot was reserved for the veteran matmen from Okla homa A&M the Aggies did tie for twenty-first and surprised many wrestling coaches throughout the country. In competition against teams from schools like Oklahoma A&M, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Iowa, Na vy and Michigan State, the Aggie squad, according,, to the judges, turned in a determined and aggres sive account of themselves. Not many weekends ago, the Aggies downed a seasoned Univer sity of Texas wrestling group 21 points to 7. The Longhorns did not win a single match but re ceived all their points in the falls. This reporter watched that meet and the Aggies showed strength and staying power which was be yond the limits of Longhorn en durance. At Norpian, Okla., on the Okla homa University campus, where the NCAA tourney was held, Tiny Al len, in the 123 lb. class, Won one and lost two decisions. Bob Beat- tie at 130 lbs. lost to the new champion in his weight class; he also lost to an Oklahoma A&M entry. Coach Jim Griffith’s wrestlers have proven that it might not be a bqd idea to officially include wrestling in the minor sports pro gram at A&M. Bryant Praises Gridders After Squad Tussle ! Coach Paul Bryant praised Ma roon and Whites alike after the spring game Saturday night. The new head coach watched from the press box as his aides handled the game on the field. “With only 14 days of practice behind them and a new system I thought the boys hit hard, espe cially the White line,” Bryant said. “I was very much pleased.” Bryant was particularly im pressed with the play of center Fred Broussard of DeQuincy, La., fullback Bob Easley of Houston, halfback Don Watson of Franklin and Charles Scott, quarterback from Alexandria, La. These four boosted the Whites to a 19-0 victory over the Maroons Saturday night before 7,000 in Kyle field. Watson picked up 107 yards in six carries and scored the second White touchdown on a 30- yard dash. Scott conducted two of the scoring drives and was the best quarterback on the field, Bryant said. As far as quarterbacks are con cerned, Bryant announced that Scott, a 5-9 sophomore, has the job until “somebody beats him out.” “He’s got a lot of heart,” he said. Bryant singled out Broussard, 225-pound junior, for his all-round play during the spring drills and for his leadership during Satur day’s game. Easley, junior full back, and the entire White line also caught the coach’s eye. The varsity grid squad, cut to 41 with injuries and eliminations, winds up the 18-day spring train ing period this week with work outs Monday through today. Those out of action because of injuries include lettermen Joe Bor ing and Foster Teague and center Cary Wofford, halfback Tommy Strait and quarterbacks Bonald Bobbins and Charles Bitchey. Walker Cooper, 39-year-old catcher, is the oldest -player on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ roster. AH ALLEN , (6) Shear, ss 2 Acker, lb ; . 3 Rodriguez, If, cf, p 3 Gongora, 2b 3 Petroski, rf, If 4 Perner, 3b . . . *. . . 2 Colium, cf, rf 3 Thompson, c 2 Crabtree, p; cf 1 Totals . 23 CONSOLIDATED (12) AI5 Carroll, ss 3 Bonnen, 2b 5 Carter, lb, If 5 Cooner, cf 1 Hifikman, p 3 Free, c 3 Garcia, rf 4 Arnold, 3b 3 Bond, If 0 Floeck, If, 1. 3 It II E 4 10 111 .30 12 9 9 3 Totals 1. Floeck for Bond in 3rd. CHS , 142 023 ALLE 102 003 0— 6 4 5 SO—Hickman, 10; Rodriguez, 8; Walks — Hickman, 8; Crabtree, 4; Rodriguez, 3; 3B—Arnold, Carter. 2B—Carter, Petros ki. Winning pitcher—Hickman. Losing pitcher—Crabtree. Umpires — Magee and Johnson. TRIANGLE’S SPECIAL DINNER Thursday — April 1st Smothered Chicken - 85e Meal Loaf - 85c CHOICE OF TWO VEGETABLES —• Rice — Peas — Combination Salad DESSERT — Jello BEVERAGE — Tea or Coffee Pinto Beans SPECIAL — Real Italian Pizza Pies $1.00 TRIANGLE DRIVE-IN LOUNGE Try Crowflite Gas at The Triangle Station TODAY thru THURS. 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