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Parker's Nine Defeat Red's Lads 6-4 Here Last Sunday
Inter - Squad Contest
Shows Much Power
Hits Home Run Off
Old Man Red Swain
Rookie Hurler* Turn in Fine
Early Seaaon Ex
Baseball fans of this section were
given their first opportunity to view
the Williamston Martins last Sunday
afternoon when Skipper Dixie Par
ker divided his squad into two teams
and played a nine-inning exhibition
The Reds, managed day Pitcher Red
Swain, went down in defeat by the
score of 6-4, Dixie Parker's team ga
thering 11 hits off the opposing hurl
era, including a four-base blow by
"Hard" Rock, firstbaseman.
Approximately 300 rabid fans
braved the cold weather to witness
the affair and all expressed the opin
ion that the lads looked mighty good
at this early date and should be ready
for action when the Coastal Plain
season opens on the 25th of this
Red's team scored first blood in
th?; third frame when Wallace, first
baseman. singled, went to third on
a base knock by Secondbaseman
Voelker. Voelker stole second and
scored behind Wallace on a neat sin
gle by Peters, shortstop.
Parker's men scored two runs in
the fourth off Old Man Red Swain,
as Thompson singled and Firstbase
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"Althouch the fame Sunday
was the first this season, and the
weather was far from comfort
able. the boys looked mighty
rood, showing much promise,"
said Skiper Dixie Parker, of the
Martins, after the inter-squad
"Of course, there were many
flaws and miaplaya, but I was
(lad they came up at this time
so they could be corrected and
the weak spots ironed out," he
The entire team displayed
plenty of spirit and fi(ht and
with the remaining exhibition
fames before the openinf of the
season, the Martins will offer a
team that will be in there scrap
pine from the start.
man Rock rifled a long drive out of
the park. Dixie and company went
out in front in the next inning as
they combined two singles and a
fielder's choice to count a run. mak
ing the count, 3-2.
Swain's squad came back in the
eighth frame to chalk up two mark
ers on singles by Thirdbaseman Jones
and Wilmer, centerfielder, coupled
with three walks and a fielder's
But the lead was only temporary
as the proteges of Parker put on an
eighth inning rally which netted
them three runs and the ball game.
Successive doubles by Keller, center
fielder, and Thompson rightfielder,
a long single by Rock, an error and a
sacrifice in rapid order proved the
At bat for the Parkers, Rock and
Stoler were the leaders each getting
three hits for four trips to the plate,
while Thompson renewed close be
hind with two safeties. Catcher Skar
da was the only Red to obtain more
than a lone hit. According to the
box score, the Martins have the best
hitting team seen here in quite a
while, and should have a number of
"Hie mound corps surprised every
one as the rookies showed great
promise of becoming fine talent as
soon as they gain more experience.
Even a good word can be said
about Umpire Dutch Garwin, who
called a ?behind the
pitcher than sumo of the league's
regular umps do behind the catcher.
Former skipper of the Martins
and now manatee of Pennington
Gap's entry in the Appalachian
league. Art flauger is spending a
day or two around his old play
ground. His season opens in earlv
" "The box:
Rock, 1 b
1UUI 1 13) p
Camp Personnel Is
Being Thinned Out
By Skipjier Parker
Eight Player* Are Released by
Skipper Ai the Axe Fall*
The First Time
"It's no little job to get them under
contract, and I know of no meaner
job than cutting them adrift," Skip
per Dixie Parker said this morning
after thinning out his training camp
personnel last night. "It's got to be
done, however, for we can play only
nine men at a time and can carry
only fifteen after the first two weeks
of the season," the baseball man add
Some of the boys looked pretty
good, according to the skipper, but
they are not quite ready for pro ball
in this league. Two or three of the
boys coming here early in the spring
training season. Parker points out.
show little promise, "and I advised
them to look for other jobs."
Voelker, candidate for second base;.
Ackerman, third baseman, and Mod-1
rack, catcher, of Pittsburgh; Garwin.
second hiFtnran cf Albnny, N. Y.;
lets, shortstop; Pert, outfielder;
Cuprik, pitcher. and Gettinger,
catcher, all of Ohio, were included
in the first release.
There are now 28 candidates in the
training camp, the skipper stating
that he was not certain when the sec
ond release would be effected.
Art Hauger, former manager of
the Martins, was here looking over
the training camp and it is possible
that two or three players will be
turned over to him within the next
day or two. No names have been
mentioned, Manager Parker declar
BASEBALL'S TOP PITCHING PAIR
A manager's dream of a two-man pitching staff is this pair of fling
ers?Bob Feller, left, brilliant young star of the Cleveland Indians,
and Carl Hubbell. right, famed left-hander of the New York Giants.
They ar? pictured together Just before an exhibition game in Au-i
With his mind and eye on an
other pennant for Willianiston.
Dixie Parker, the Martins' man
ager. last week-end refused to
sell Mundo and Keller to Jack
sonville, a Class "B" club in the
Southern state. No figures werr
mentioned, but the Jacksonville
club officials are understood to
have made a very attractive of
The refusal to sell virtually
settles the assignments at seeond
fur Mundo and Keller for cenler
ing that they are good players, "but
I just haven't got room for all of
Farm Life Defeats
The Farm Life baseball aggrega
tion defeated the strong Jamesville
nine on the Jamesville diamond on
Monday, April 15, 6 to 5.
By agreement the game lasted only
seven innings. C Ward. Farm Life
-hurter, hrtd the Jamesville team to
six scattered hits. This was Ward's
first start of the season. I. Manning
caught for Farm Life.
tiolliday and Martin shared the
mound honors for Jamesville. The
boys held the Farm Life team to
seven hits Martin was the losing
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able to furnish his business with a complete and
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MONDAY. APRIL 22n<l
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L. LEE GRAVELY
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