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S.T.C. college newsletter. online resource (None) 1941-1960, May 01, 1952, Image 3

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Hljyl952 STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE NEWS LETTER Page Three Teachers Win 18-4 j SPORTS I CORNER I By Doc Crumm This is my last column to you. I ha,e been associated with the News Lciier staff for two years, and I en- ,ovcd my work more each year. In iT;Lng, I tried to bring to you the highlights of athletics at State Teach- I'.s College during 1950-52. 1 want to say, thanks to the many aijletes who performed during these soason;, thanks to the athletic depart- in:i)t for their wonderful cooperation, anj. mo^t of all, thanks to you for ijpporting your teams and school laper. As many of you have heard me say, “Xo one thing causes anything.” The crow'th of your team and newspaper MS caused by you. Thanks a mill ion, O « 0 ft Baseball is the sport that will end the athletic year at S. T. C. according to sportj e. perts, more people witness ba:eball games than any other sport in the United States. When your school played its first home game ag ainst North Carolina College, I was surprise] at the attendance. For some reason baseball has been the neglect ed sport in American Colleges. During my stay here I have seen the interest in baseball grow. The school has not had a diamond club long. Like all other schools, reasons can be given for not fielding baseball teams in the past. Forget those reasons. The found- ation for our present baseball team stemmed from grads like Nan Weeks, William Mullins, “Peanut” Pailin, Mc Gowan, Johnny Williams, and other performers like Red Thompson, James jfoggard, James Wilkes, and others. These fellows played to-gether in 1948 and 49 as a group which liked to play nail. Coach Williams used to practice his boys against the Elizabeth City Elks and usually the Elks won. Last year Fayetteville was the only college foe that Elizabeth City encountered, l>''-t this year an attractive schedule was drawn up by the Athletic depart ment hsting about five or six school- toy frays and a few independent nine &>nies. Yep! Quite a jump. . . . Former athletes James Boone, Edward Camen, Leon Tliornton, and James Riley visit- ed the campus recently. All are serv- ng in the Armed Forces, and after conversing with them, each one wish- 63 to return to S. T. C. and resume l'i> studies .... Three home runs in a eollege game is somewhat of a re cord. Can any of you after session lecturers offer any comment, pro or con? (EKz. City and N. C. College). . Against the Sportsmen Athletics, Jimmy Greer got a three bagger and a s-and up double his first two times up. In two games right-handers Randall and Freeman have fanned eight batt ers each. Thomas. .375, Davis, .333, and Hog- .?'>''d. ,213 are the team,s leading hit ler'- Thomas has 16 appearances and 0 •' ti: Davis has 15 trips and 5 bingl- cs, and ^loggard has appeared at the ■'late '4 times and got 3 hits . . . . The la:t three months in any school is “ tim ■ !o write articles of any de- 'or*ption. Why? In schools and out- c of schools, people assume a non- ^‘lalant attitude toward activity. Why? Tis, Springtime. May 17—With pitcher Rocky Ran dall and leftfielder James Hoggard hiting four baggers, the S.T.C. base- ballers trampled the South Norfolk Aces of Norfolk, Virginia 18-4. Ran dall was up only six hits, four runs and walked four. To top this feat, he collected a triple, a homer, and a sin gle to lead the Pirate’s hitting attack. Hoggard connected in the fourth inn ing tor his homer with one on. This victory ran the local college’s win column up to three, and they aa. e lost five. R H E Elizabeth Cit 18 11 1 South Norfolk Aces 4 6 19 Umpires: C. Thompson and A. Wil liams. 1951-52 BASEBALL TEAM Name Position Earl Thomas Catcher Harry Freeman C, P, 2b, lb Winston Brown Pitcher William Simon Pitcher Robert Scott P> RF Vernon Randall Pitcher Raymond Reddrick P, LF LanJon Miales First Base John Cashwell 2b, RF James Wilkes 2b, Sb, SS Alfred Marbley 2b, SS, 3b Atlas Davis SS, 3b Fielders Mathew Timberlake Utility James Hoggard C, R James Greer C, R Encis Brown L, R J. C. Williams Luther Williams Coach—J. H. Wilhams. Managers—William Andrews, San tiago Burrell and Dewey Clarke. Scorer and announcer, Doc Crumm. A & T Bulldogs Bite Whew! 19-3, and they call it base ball. This sounds more like a football score, but it happened when A & T College of Greensboro, North Carol ina walked over the State Teachers Pirates. Statistics from the game are not in detail, but according to Coach J. H. Williams, hvirler Harry Freeman started on the mound for the losers and checked the Bulldogs with 4 hits and Struck out 6 in six frames. The Pirates went down swinging 21 times. (Strike outs) Richards got credit for the win, while Freeman suffered his first defeat. Errows proved costly to the losers. Bethlehem, Pa.—(I.P-)—Forty stu dents have been dropped from Le high University for failure to meet academic standards, Dr. Wray H. Congdon, dean of students announced beer recently in issuing a report of students on scholastic probation!. An other group of 39 undergraduates has been suspended for the second semes ter for excessive absences from class es during the last term. Those dropped from the university include 13 sophomores, 12 freshmen, nine juniors, four seniors and two m the general college division. The Committee on the Standing of Stu dents placed 194 tsudents on scholas- tis probation for the spring term m compliance with university regula tions. SLUGFEST — N. C. COLLEGE WINS, 18-15 Freeman and Thomas Clout Homers Although second-baseman Harry Freeman and catcher Earl Thomas hit th jackpot, S.T.C. bowed to the N. C. College Eagles of Durham 18-15 in a game that was interesting to watch, ine Eagles flew high in the first inn ing when catcher Smith hit a single into right center field to score Smith and two other Eagles as N.C.C. led 3-0. Dudley was hit by pitcher Ran- aall and Green struck out. Earher aartie had lined out to third base man Atlas Davis, and Johnson was SO’a by Randall. Elizabeth City came on and tab- bea little Payne, diminutive hurler for N.C.C. for 2 hits and 6 runs. Leading off, Marbley received a base on balls; Hoggard was thrown out, third to first. Atlas Davis was safe on Shaw’s shortstop error. Thomas hit to the shortstop, forcing Marbley out at third, but was safe on a fielder s choice, and finally left fielder Red drick hit a long single into dead cen ter field to score Davis and Thomas, r'reeman came up next and smashed a hard low drive across third into deep left field for the first home run of the game, driving Reddrick home. Encis Brown bounded to third but was safe on an error. Miales received a base on balls, and Randall drove one of Payne’s curves into right field, of which Johnson of N.C.C. should have retrieved. This error caused Brown and Miales to score. Marbley, lead off player for S.T.C., grounded to first-baseman Dudley, who made the easy out unassisted. As the Pi rates took to the field, cheers could oe heard all around the campus. The Eagles bounced back five runs each in the second and third frames to lead 13-6. E.G. tallied one in the fifth (Thomas). N.C.C. got 4 more in the sixth and one in the ninth. Ral lying in the last four innings, the E.G. Pirates scored 3 in the sixth, 2 in the seventh and eighth, and one in the final stanza. Plummer got a home run in the ninth with none aboard for North Carolina College. R H E North Carolina College 14 18 9 Elizabeth City 10 15 12 Winning pitcher—Payne, McQueen in third, Darden in seventh. Losing pitcher — Randall, Freeman in fifth. Starting battery, N.C.C — Payne and Smith. Starting battery, E. C.— Randall and Thomas. Double plays, 1—(6-4-3) Marbley, Wilkes and Miales. Left on base, N.C.C.—12. Left on base, E.G.—10. Strike out for S. T. G.—Randall 2; Freeman 4. (In the 5th inning, Wilkes replac- od Freeman at second and Freeman replaced Dandall on the mound for S. T. C.) Umpires; Woodhouse and A. H. Williams. The book review, “The Other Side Of Hell”, that appeared in the last issue, was done by Miss Esmeralda Forbes. Due to spacing, her name was omitted and the editors would like to give her credit at this time. Mazor’s Sports Angle Hats off to the Elizabeth City State Teachers College baseball team! Although they have not defeated any college opponents, the Pirates have chalked up three wins over local Vir ginia semi-pro teams. It was swell to see many of you turn out to support our home game. Next baseball seas on should find S. T. C. with a great ly improved team and better attend ance. Cheerio to all of you! The time has come when we will all return home. Of course our minds will turn to tennis, swimming and hilking. I wish you the best of luck during your summer vacation, and an enjoyable one. I will be looking forward to your return next year. So long until then. —Mazor Slade Pirates Split—Loose to Shaw University, but Slap Athletics With the powerful sticking of Harry Freeman and Encis Brown, the S.T.C. baseballers lost to Shaw University at Raleigh 12-10, but revenged this defeat by blasting the Athletics of Portsmouth, Virginia 16-8. In the Shaw game, Freeman bagged two singles and a 375 foot home run over the right-center field wall. Edmunds was the winning hurler and Raymond Reddick was the loser for the Pirates. Buckeye Scott was the star of tiie Athletics’ game as he gave up only two hits and four runs in six com plete innings. Rightfielder Encis Bro- wn almost had a perfect day at the plate as he banged out five safties in six attempts. Brown collected three doubles, two singles, and scored four runs. Winston Brown relieved Scott on the mound for the Pirates in the seventh frame and gave up two hits and two runs. The Pirates made only four mis- cues as their all around play seems to have improved. Their best defens ive play of the season thus far was seen in the second Portsmouth Ath letics’ game, when shortstop Atlas Davis picked up a hot grounder, with the bases full, and fired to catcher Earl Thomas to trap the runner at home plate, and Thomas threw to first-basemen Landon Miales, who retired the batter, and the first base runner, who had started to second base, was forced out by this magni ficent play. Robert “Buckeye’ Scott was accredited the winning pitcher. Along with this victory the Teach ers Pirates have now won two and dropped three. The only victim has been the Athletics, twice. A. & T College, N. G. College and Shaw University have liquiated the Pirates. The locals have yet to gain their first college win for 1952. Cambridge, Mass. - (I, P.) - Planning for the future of Harvard University on the assumption “that we shall be partially mobilized but not in a glob al war for many years, President James B. Conant proposes serious re- adjustments” in the educational patt ern of Harvard’s student body, most of whom, he believes, will have serv ed two years in the armed forces be fore entering college. Dr. Conant points out that some arrangement “be tween extreme acceleration and our present schedule would seem to be desired.”

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