North Carolina Newspapers

    APRIL, 1950
G-W Downs Semi-Pro
Team 13-2
Breaking a 1-1 tie with 8 runs
in the third, the local five licked
Clearwater, a Semi-Pro outfit from
Western North Carolina, 13-2.
D'eAnglis, Clearwater centerfield-
er, lashed a home run in the second
inning to tie the score 1-1. The Bull
dogs had scored in the first on two
s on balls, an error, and a double
. However, G-W put the ball
game sifely into its hip pocket with
the 8 run third frame. G-W outhit
the visitors 9-7, and were also given
11 free passes by Clearwater chunk-
Joe Anthony, Blaine Froneber-
and Frank Wilson worked 3
innings apiece for the home forces
with Anthony getting the decision.
Whitey Cline led the winners at
■ t with 2 for 3.
Bulldog Outlook Bright For 1950
Hopes for a bright season were riding high here about 3
or 4 weeks ago when some 35 candidates reported to Coach
Norman Harris to get preparations under way for the 1950
baseball season, and the tough 14-game Western Conferen;
schedule which Coach Harris had lined up.
Wingate Gets 11 Singles
To Trip Bulldogs
Saturday afternoon on the college
neid. Coach Danny Miller’s hard
hitting Wingate Bulldogs scored 1
in the first, 2 in the third, and 3 in
the fifth, and held G-W to single
tallies in the fifth and ninth racks
D register a 6-2 triumph over the
Wingate starter “Lefty” Cecil
English yielded a single to Ray Hus
key during his six inning tenure.
iVIeanwhile the Wingaters were scor
ing all their runs and getting 7 of
their 11 base hits off fire-balling Joe
Anthony. Charles Morten, little
portsider hailing from Huntersville,
relieved Anthony with 2 away in
fifth, pitching 4 1-3 innings and
touched for 4 safeties. Bill
Tourney, a righthander, elbowed the
final 3 frames for the visitors yield-
irg 3 hits and 1 run. Huskey secured
half of Gar.dner-Webb’s 4 safe blows
while Jim Cosseio led Wingate with
3 for 4.
Bulldogs Trim Carolina
Mills 7-4
Gardner-Webb stepped into the
semi-pro ranks for the second time
this season Wednesday, April 12 at
Maiden. They celebrated with a 7-4
■ ' iry over Carolina Mills. A big
a second inning won the game
G-W pounded Ken Price, Maiden
righthander, for 11 base hits while
r, trio of Bulldog moundsmen limit-
"d Maiden to 6 blows. Anthony,
Froneberger, and Randall pitched 3
frames apiece with Anthony gain
ing his second victory of the cam-
aign. Cline and “Rabbit” Homes-
ey paced the Bulldog stickers with
for 5 and 2 for 4 respectively. First
iseman Hal Isenhour homered for
e Carolina kids and Price led the
tting with 3 for 4.
five members of last season’s
club, wnicn won the conference
championship, are back. The re
turnees are Shortstop Whitey ijnne,
Catchers Geoige Mcbwain, and Wal
ter Oakes, and t-itchers Harry Rog
ers and Roy Smith, ismith posted a
2-u record here last season while
Rogers, another righthander, failed
to win or lose. Freshmen are form
ing the backbone of the mound staff.
These first-year men who have been
looking good to date are Joe An
thony, a mainstay at Boiling Springs
High, Don Randall and Blaine
f roneberger, a couple of stars fresh
off the Cherryville High School
campus, Frank Wilson, little curve-
ball artist from Gas,.onia where he
pitched the Green Wave to several
state championships, Charles Mor-
f„v, „ pint-sized lefty who hails ^ g
Spartanburg Still Enjoys
Jinx Over G-W
The Spartanburg jinx is sail work
ing, or rather it was April 11 when
the Pioneers downed G-W l:i-i2. It
was a slugfest all the way with the
South Carolina boys building up an
11-2 lead after 3 innings, only to
have the Bulldogs come roaring
back with 8 in the seventh.
The Spartanburgers, the only out
fit to beat the local nine last sea
son, scored 2 in the first, 6 in the
second, 3 in the third, and 4 in each
the fifth and seventh to rack up
the victory. Both teams committed
6 errors. Randall, the first of three
Bulldog moundsmen, was the loser.
The Pioneers outhit the Gardner-
20-12. Cline and George
led G-W, both boys had
Bulldogs Take Opener
By 16-0
The G-W Bulldogs scored 8 runs
in the first, 5 in the second, and
3 in the third to defeat the Owls
of Charlotte College 16-0 here April
6. The game was held to 4 1-2 in
nings by the cold.
Gardner-Webb rapped 2 Char-
itte pitchers for 7 hits, and also
)ok advantage of 7 Charlotte mis-
jes. A couple of G-W hurlers, Don
Randall and Charles Morten held
the visitors to 1 hit. Randall, who
faced only 10 men in 3 frames, was
Jited with the victory. Ray Hus-
. and Tom Parker each got 2
hits to pace the Bulldogs.
from Huntersville, and Charles Shel- !
ton, a 6-2 performer at Cowpens
High in ’49. Shelton and Morton are
the only portsiders on the staff.
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Intramural Softball Gets
Linder Way This Week
Monday afternoon at 3:00 on the
The Catching should be well taken college field, the 1950 Intramural
care of with both Oakes and Me- Softball Tournament was to have
Swain back. Oakes, a Weldon pro- gotten under way. Six teams will
duct, has been roaming the out- play a schedule of 15 games with
field quite a bit this season with Me- the season concluding on Thursday
Swain taking turns at Second and May 4. Teams entered are first and
Third. Frank Hunnieutt, another second floors-Decker Hall, first and
Gastonia boy, and Milton Higdon second floors-Huggins-Curtis, the
who hails from Franklin, are the GI apartments, and the day stu-
other 2 receivers. Both these lads dents. The opener saw first and sec-
were high school and legion stand- ond floors-Huggins tangle. First-sec-
outs. , ond floors of Decker were scheduled
for Tuesday, April 18. and the GI’s
First Base is probably the hottest booked to scrap the day students
contested spot on the squad with the follov/irg day. All these contests
Tommy Barrow and Red Painter are slated to get under way at 3:00,
present. Barrow, a 6’ 2” lad from the starting time for all varsity
Mayodon, opened the season at the tilts.
initial sack, but the big boy recent- ■
ly sustained a foot injury. Painter,
the big red-head from Gastonia,
was impressive as he filled in for
Barrow in last Wednesday Nite’s
game with Maiden. Bill Puckett, ex-
Stanley High great, is holding down
the keystone cushion with Tommy
Newton and Ray Huskey at Third
and Whitey Cline at Short. Huskey
did his baseballing at Tri-Hi while
Newton was a diamond standout at
Cliffside. Cline, a .300 hitter last
season, is hitting well over .500 this
Coach Harris has 5 outfielders he
can rely upon. The guardians of
the outerpastures are Tom Parker,
Oakes, A1 Homesley, Andy Sealey,
and James Moon. Parker saw plen
ty of service at Elkin High while
Homesley was a standout at Stanley
High and also starred for the Gas
ton County Juniors. Sealey played
high school and Legion ball at Shel
by and Moon, a basketball star,
comes from Franklinville. Sealey was
a member of the Shelby club which
captured the Little World Series title
in 1945 while Moon scored 404 points
this past cage season and won a
berth on the all-state club.
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Bulldog Schedule—1950
April 22—Mitchell—here
April 24—Charlotte College—there
May 2—Wingate—there
May 4—Brevard—here
May 5—Mitchell—there
May 8—Spartanburg—here
May 10—Belmont Abbey—Cherryville
May 12—Brevard—there
May 16—Mars Hill—there
Wilson Hurls 10-1 Triumph
Over Mars Hill
Frank Wilson, little curve-balling
righthander, limited the Mars Hill
Lions to 3 hits in 7 innings here
Wednesday as the Gardner-Webbers
gained a 10-1 victory over the Moun
tain boys. Joe Anthony faced only
7 men in the last 2 frames.
A couple of errors plus hits by
Homesley and Wilson gave G-W 4
runs in the second. They added an
other in the fourth on hits by Home
sley and Newton plus a fielder’s
choice. The Bulldogs put the game
on ice with 5 big runs in the
seventh, scoring on 5 base hits in
cluding Walter Oakes’s 2-run homer.
Mars Hill scored their lone run in
the seventh.
Wilson fanned 8 and walked 2
while hitting 1 during his seven in
ning stay. Homesley with 3 hits in
5 at bat paced the hitting. Roberts
was charged with the defeat.
For All the Family
• Weatherbird
• City Club
• Velvet Step
Rachel Smith of Mount Holly; sec
retary, Sarah Blanton of Shelby;
treasurer, Jane Thompson of Hamp
stead; Y. W. A. president, Jean Dev
lin of Canton; publicity chairman,
Patricia Thompson of Statesville;
chorister, Jimmy Mize of Belmont;
Christian Volunteer Band president,
Paul Hart of Morganton; Sunday
School representative, Marion Line-
berger of Alexis; B. T. U. director,
James Sullivan of Memphis, Tennes
see; pianist, Doris Grigg of Gas
Grouped by boys and girls, here’s
how the election results stack up.
S.G.A. 2 boys, 2 girls; Publications,
3 boys, 1 girl; B.S.U., 5 boys, 8
One out of every thirteen fresh
men holds some kind of office while
one out of 33 holds a student gov
ernment or a publications office.
I the
B.S.U. Council. One out of every 9
girls holds an office, but only one
out of every 16 boys holds an of
fice. One out of every 6 students
ran for an office. The co-ed had a
76% better chance of being elected
to an office than her collegiate bro-

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