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THE UNIVERSITY STUDENT
SPOKTS-SMITH BULLS WIN FIRST THREE GAMES
STAOE SET FOR ANNUAI, TILT.
I!y .1. O. Scipio
Hayes Returns to I’orm.
. A waiting and enthusiastic throng will
greet the clash between the Blue and Black
of Livingstone and the Gold and Blue of
This year’s team seems to be the strong
est that Smith has ever witnessed. The
team is in line for the North Carolina
championship and with the steady guidance
of Coach Scales, this task will be very eas
ily accomplished. He seems to possess that
power to get more out of the players than
they really think they have. This, of course,
is due to long study of the game, which
he knows from every point of view. Coach
•Scales is an unusual coach. You never see
him losing his head when all about him
are losing theirs, and his success as a
coach could depend largely upon this.
Charlotte will be the mecca for every
loyal Methodist and Presbyterian Easter
Monday, not as Mohammedans who visited
their once inhabited city for the sake of
prayer, but as the Grecian athletes with
their spectators gathering for the Olympic
If the oracles of Delphi have predicted
the weather for Easter Monday correctly
fully 9,000 or 10,000 will witness the
mighty clash which will be staged at Wearn
field at 2:.'i0 o’clock.
The principal players are Hayes and
Yokeley. The power of their arms will
determine to a great extent the team that
will wear the victor’s crown.
The Bulls, however, have a great deal
more of fighting instinct than the ordinary
teams feeling that it is not a symbol of bad
sportsmanship to tally up enough scores so
as to use them on their extensive tour,
which is to be made a few days after their
McKeithan, who darns the diamond for
the last time in the defense of the old Gold
and Blue, still possesses that keen insight
which enables him to connect with the
curves and floaters of any pitcher. It will
be due to his swatting along with “Home
Run’’ Tucker that the L. C. moundsman
will walk indignantly from the mound.
“Bun” Hayes has undoubtedly come back
to form. His batting this year is similar
to that of the “Home Run King.” It is
nothing to see him pound the fence at will.
“Red” Lindsay who kept up the batting
morale of the ’27 team, has not gotten into
that wicked clog with Tucker, Hayes
Horne, McKeithan, Massey, Martin, Jones,
Ellis and Walker, but he will be seen very
soon gliding back into the clog with the
.same tenacity that he had last year.
McDowell has shown up well as a young
third sacker this season, but he isn’t using
the bat as he has heretofore used it. Of
course it is only a matter of time before
the players will have the same ability to
bat as they now have to field, toss and
run. It has been considered by a good
many base ball mentors as to whether or
not a good batter was as essential as a
good fielder or vice-versa, and it has been
found that unless both were equally as
good the ax would fall upon your head.
Horne, Ellis, Walker, Jones and Biggs
are holding their own. They are making
.a wonderful appearance as gardeners.
'■ The records of the two teams are some
what equal, that is when it comes to the
number of games won this season, but the
ability of the “Bulls” is as superior to that
of the Livingstonians as imported silk is
to cheese cloth.
Watch the tilt on Easter Monday. It is
set for the greatest base ball game played
between two colleges. “The oracles have
predicted Smith to be the winner.”
Coach Scales is running his men through
steam-heated rollers so as to i-emove all
wrinkles that will impede the velocity of
the stampede that the gods have predicted.
The night and day dreams are of Um
pire Wiley announcing the batteries; the
climax of which is “play ball.” Strike one,
two, three, and the steady warrior is seen
inarching to the dugouts. This process
will be continued until Sniith has been an
nounced victorius. L. C. Shall take her
spoils of war and tread the weary paths
to Salisbury. O.K. Amesuements. L. C. being
as good a loser as winner will not return
immediately but will share in the ovation
made for the S. U. Bulls. There will be
The game will be called promptly at 3:30.
“I am going; are you?” “Meet me there.”
S.MITH WINS FIRST GAME.
I’lTCHFORD WINS HIS FIRST GAME
OF THE SEASON.
March 24.—“Monk” Pitchford began his
moundsman duty against the A. T. slug
gers.. The game held every one in suspense
until the last. The scores were tied several
times which were, either broken by Tucker
It was not until the last half of the 8th
and 9th innings that the Bulls realized
their full strength.
Pitchford’s arm was wild at times and
at these points of wildness “iforse” Lane
sent ball after ball sizzing over the fence.
Coach Bynum sent his ace pitcher, “Rae-
ford,” in to counteract the batting of the
Bulls, and of course his pitching ingenuity
was not sufficient. However, the change
made by Coach Scales was too scientific
and when the A. & T. Sluggers were trying
to investigate the scientific shift, the Bulls
piled up the winning score. Massey led,
Hayes followed and others sent the ball in
almost every direction.
Scores by innings:
A. & T. U!0!0ill2i3[0!0!2i—9
Umpires: Wiley and Harris.
Batteries for Smith, Martin and Pitchford.
•A. & T., Raeford and Kelly.
BULLS TRAMPLE ALBION ACADE
March 26.—Ramseur held the Albion
Yearlings spellbound for a five inning
game. . The team arrived late due to bus
The Yeai'lings showed wonderful pros
pects; for instance, the first baseman, the
third sacker and the short stop, Captain
Bullard. The Yearlings were outclassed by
far. The final score was 8-4.
TWENTY-ONE LETTERS AWARDED TO
FOOT BALL PLAYERS BY THE AD-
Hayes Pitches Invincible Ball.
March 23.—The Smith Bulls, with un
daunted courage met the North Carolina
Staters on Biddle’s Athletic Field. The
game was featured by brilliant playing of
both teams, but the brilliancy of the Stat
ers was not illuminating enough to offset
the overwhelming dark shadows of ability,
confidence and eager simplicity to win.
“Bun” Hayes ascended the mound, invig
orated by the cheers of the student body,
rejuvenated by vengeance, and inspired by
his worthy teammates. “Play ball,” yelled
the umpire, and the players obeyed the
command. And Hayes, with his look of
solitude and confidence, began his duty.
Just as fast as the batters could swing
three consecutive times the Bulls would be
gin to pile up their scores.
The outstanding players for the Staters
were Stroud and Long; for Smith, Hayes,
Tucker, McKeithan, Biggs, Jones and
There was a little ragged playing on both
teams which was responsible for a few of
Results by innings;
On the night of March 31, a banquet was
given to the entire foot ball team in which
several delicious courses were served.
Prof. Jackson was master of ceremonies.
The meeting was opened by singing, “Here
comes old S. U.” This song brought back
the happy reminiscences of the old grid
Hicre were talks made by Prof. Jackson,
Dr. Douglass and Coach “Randy” Taylor,
sponsors of the occasion. There were also
talks made by the graduating Captain, Mr.
•A. C. Caviness, and the Captain of the grid
team of 1928. Mr. Leon Steele. The talks
made by these men were centered around
preparedness to play, the importance of
athletics, the relation or bearing that it
has upon a successful life, and the exhibi
tion of fair play and co-operation.
The letters were awarded by Dr. Doug
lass and in his speech to grid warriors of
Smith he admonished them to forever keep
the fighting spirit of .Smith and 'whatever
they attacked in life the conquest would be
In the conclusion of his speech he left
the sportsman’s creed by Glenn Frank,
President of the University of Wisconsin.
I. I will not break training for the sat
isfaction of achievement is more durable
than the satisfaction of appetite.
II. I will not give up in the midst of a
contest, just because I may be, at the
moment, tired or discouraged, save in rare
instances of utter exhaustion, there are al
ways untapped levels of energy upon which
men may call, and I am in honor bound to
my fellow players to give to the contest
the untapped levels as well as the surface
layer of my energy.
III. r will subordinate my playing to
the playing of the team, for I have no
right to let my vanity stand in the way of
victory, to sacrifice sportmanship for the
spot light, or to trade group achievement
for personal applause.
IV. I will keep my head however hard
I am hit, for to lose my temper is ti’eason
to the team, since I cannot have a cool head
and a hot temper at the same time.
I will be modest in victory, kno'wing
that if I have kept the faith of the sports
man in play, the victory is but a common
product of the compined play of my fel
lows, even if I gave a star performance at
a critical moment, and knowing that the
moment of victory is life’s severest test of
a man’s character.
VI. I will be game in defeat for only
the weakling whines the fortunes of con
test run against him.
The letters S. and certificates were
awarded to the following men: A. C. Cavi
ness, Capt.; T. Steele, Assistant captain of
1927; W. Coleman, S. Blue, J. Henry, G. R.
Dockery, 0. Jordan, 0. Williams, A. Hall,
Wm. Fowlkes, J. P. Massey, F. D. Battle,
Jas. Bryant, C. Walker, Ed. House, G. G.
Lyerly, J. 0. Ellis, I'h Bogle, G. E. McKei
than and T. L. Plair, Manager of 1927.
SALFS.MEN FOR “THE UNIVERSITY
J. A. Jones, Room 3, Smith Hall.
W. S. Brinkley, Room .38, Berry Hall.
G. W. Jones, Room 12, Carter Hall.
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