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Saturday, May 29, 1943
Cloudbusters Play Strong Norfolk Team
New Scoring Method for Boxing Introduced
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Lt. Comdr. Carruthers
A new way to score boxing, one
that will let both the participant
and spectator know how the fight
is progressing at the end of each
round, has just been introduced
to Pre-Flight cadets by Lt. Alfred
Wolff, USNR, Head Boxing Coach.
Originated by Lt. Comdr. Thom
as M. Carruthers, USNR, who has
been a member of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association
Boxing Rules Committee since
1937 and who is also a member
of the Olympic Boxing Commit
tee, the new system has proved
very popular here.
“Other sports,” says Lt. Comdr.
Carruthers, “keep both the par
ticipants and spectators informed
as the contest goes on. But in
boxing no one knows anything—
unless it is a knockout—until the
See BOXING, page U
Again To Hold
The Lexington officers’ team
continued on its winning way and
the Hospital Corps broke into the
victory column for the first time
last Wednesday as play was re
sumed in the Pre-Flight softball
Lexington outslugged the Ran
ger, 13 to 9, for its fourth straight
victory against no defeat, while
the Hospital Corps rose from the
cellar spot to notch its first
triumph, turning back the Satel
lites, 9 to 4.
In other games of the day, Es
sex defeated Enterprise, 14-11, to
move into possession of second
place, and the Saratoga edged out
The present standings:
W L Pet.
Lexington 4 0 1.000
Essex 3 1 -750
Cowpens 2 2 -500
Ranger 2 2 .500'
Saratoga 2 2 -500
Enterprise 1 3 .250
Hospital Corps 1 3 .250
Satellites 1 3 .250
The schedule for next Wednes
day matches Lexington vs. Cow
pens, Ranger vs, Essex, Enter
prise vs. Satellites, and Saratoga
vs. Hospital Corps.
See SOFTBALL, page h
Pre-Flight Teams Ttonnce Three
Camp Btttner Nines Over Week End
Allowing but one run in three
games the big three of the Cloud-
buster mound staff—Lt. (jg) Rob
ert Williams, USNR, and Cadets
Joseph Coleman and John Sain—
had little trouble with Camp But-
ner opposition here last week end.
Playing two games on Satur
day and a single encounter Sun
day afternoon the Cloudbusters
scored 40 runs on 37 hits while
the opposition gathered but one
run and 13 hits.
Saturday’s first game saw the
Pre-Flight officers defeat the of
ficers from the 311th Infantry,
Camp Butner, 15 to 0. Starting
strong, the winners scored five
runs in the first inning climaxed
by Lt. Alexander Sabo’s, USNR,
long homer over the centerfielder’s
head with two mates on base.
Ens. William Krywicki, USNR,
hit a round tripper in the fourth
with one on, and Lt. (jg) John A.
Hassett, USNR, collected three
singles in four trips to the plate.
Pitcher Williams tripled in the
second with two on.
Almost a repetition of the first
game was the second encounter
between the Pre-Flight Cadets
and the enlisted men from the
Behind the two hit pitching of
Cadet John Sain the locals won, 14
Cadet Theodore Williams, start
ing his first game in a Cloud-
buster uniform, hit a homeV to
right field his first time up. In
the third, he connected for a single
to give him two hits in three ap
pearances at bat.
Ca-det F. C. Eastman, who has
been playing excellent defensive
ball, snapped out of a hitting
slump collecting two doubles and
a single in four tries.
While the 11 to 1 score does not
indicate much of a ball game the
Sunday contest between the Cloud
busters and the 309th Infantry,
Camp Butner, saw both teams play
some smart baseball.
A triple by Urish followed by
Garland’s single produced the
only tally made by the visitors.
After Cadet Albert Marchand
was out, short to first, and. Cadet
John Pesky fiied out to the third
baseman, Lt. (jg) John A. Has
sett, USNR, hit a homer down the
left field foul line in the opening
frame. Two more runs scored in
the fourth when Cadet Theodore
Williams walked, went to third on
Cadet Louis Gremp’s double, and
scored, along with the latter, when
Ensign Edward Moriarity, USNR,
connected for a one base blow.
Cadet Joseph Coleman handled
the pitching duties and was
Cadet Joseph Coleman, who ear
lier in the season defeated the
Naval Air Station at Norfolk, 3
to 2, will be the pitching choice
of Lt. George D. Kepler, USNR,
head Cloudbuster coach, when the
two clubs meet on Emerson Field
tomorrow afternoon at 1445. Cole
man, who is a former Philadelphia
Athletic hurler, has won three
games and lost none since report
ing here three weeks ago as a Pre-
Tonight at Greensboro the
Cloudbusters tackle the Naval Air
Station in Memorial Stadium at
2030. Cadet John Sain, ex-Boston
Braves, will get the Pre-Flight
Some of the finest players in
baseball compose the two squads.
On the visiting Naval Air Station
nine are such standouts as Short
stop Reese and Pitcher Hugh
Casey, ex - Brooklyn Dodgers;
Third Baseman Murray Franklin,
star with the Detroit Tigers last
year; First Baseman Edward
Shokes, ex-Duke star land Cincin
nati Red property; Second Base
man Davis, another former Duke
athlete who played for the Phila
delphia Athletics last season.
The present Cloudbuster nine is
one of the top service teams in the
country. Since the present team
has been together only one game
has been lost, and the Pre-Flight-
ers have scored 61 runs in seven
contests. Lt. (jg) John A. Has
sett, USNR, ex-Yankee first base
man, leads the club at the plate
with 11 hits in 20 trips to the plate
for a .550 average. He has four
runs batted in to his credit and has
hit a double and home run.
Cadet Williams has four hits in
eight tries, one a homer for a .500
percentage followe<i by Cadet
Pesky at .461. The latter has been
to bat 26 times and collected 12
hits, eight RBI’s, three doubles
and three triples.
Cadet Louis Gremp, Boston
Braves first baseman of last year,
is hitting .433. He has 13 hits in
30 attempts—five RBI’s, three
doubles, a triple and home run.
There is a chance that Hugh
Casey, the former Brooklyn Dodg
er, will be on the mound for the
Air Station here tomorrow.
credited with his third win in as