SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 19152
THE DAILY TAR HEEL
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Begin March 17
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s Season Opener Nears
Carolina's baseball hopefuls
are now going through their paces
every afternoon on Emerson Field
in preparation for the first game
next week. Although coaches
Bunn Hearn and Walter Rabb
won't say so, the prospects for a
successful season appear to be
pretty good, what with only
shortstop and third base manned
by newcomers. """"
The coaches have some top
young prospects whom they are
counting on heavily to produce
a well rounded team. Says Coach
Rabb, "If a couple of our positions
develop as we hope, we should
have a team to compare with last
year." The team last had a 16 won
and 10 lost record and ended the
season in a tie with Duke for
the Big - Four championship.
Open To Florida
The team is leaving March 15
for a trip to Florda and opening
games with Rollins and Alabama.
They will play a round robin
tournament with these two teams,
four games in all, and return to
Chapel Hill to npen the home
season on March 22 with Virginia.
The team will play a 29 game
schedule, including several games
with top intersectional opponents.
A-round robin tournament, simi
lar to the one opening the season,
will be held in Chapel Hill with
Yale and Michigan State on
March 29, 31, and April 1.
There are several prospects
for the vacancies left at short
and third by Joe Brookshire and
John Senter. Albert Long and
Fred Dale, both freshmen, are
the. top prospects for the "short
atop position. At third, the top
candidates are Bruce Holt, Ed
Hooks and Bruce Coats.
Hesmer, Herring, Return
The second base "position is
well taken care of by .two letter
men, Skeet Hesmer and Mark
Herring led the team in hitting
'last year. ' ; . . C
At first base is co-captain Ben
Smith and Bob Henhirig," " both
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of whom are veterans. The catch
ing will be handled mostly by
co-captain Dick Weiss, who will
get help from Roland Zagnoli.
Ia the outfield the Tar Heels
seem- to be well fortified. Wayne
White, Bill Reeves, and Tom Ste
vens are returning lettermen.
Other top prospect! are John
Matsinger, John Stowe. Charley
Bridges and Connie Gravette.
Port Leads Pitchers
Pitching can make past leads
pitchers or break a team and the
Tar Heels have Chal Port, an All
Conference selection of last year
returning for duty. Bill Lore and
Joe Pazdan should alsa see a lot
of duty. Other pitching candid
ates are Country Wood and Roger
The Big Four competition for
Carolina will open on April 4
here when they meet Wake For
est. That will alsao; be the first
conference contest for the Tar
Coach Hearn will be starting
his 22nd year as Carolina base
ball coach. During that time, his
teams have won eight league
titles and a quartet lot Big Four
He has been coaching here
continuously since 1932 and was
here also in 1917 aiM'18. He.was
a: major league pitcher in the
National League and "he piayed
with the New York Giants.
Charlie Rice, former :Carolina
tennis star, is teaching in the Nor
folk, Va., school system ' now;
Johnny Clements, a football
star at Carolina two years ago, is
a member of the coaching staff at
William and Mary now. He coach
ed at Whiteville high school last
season. . 7
Charlie Justice, Carolina assist
ant dOach, attended a sports carni
val in Orlando, Fla., recently as a
special guest. -
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Donnie Evans and Stan Tink
ham were elected co-captains of
the Carolina swimming team for
next year at the team's annual
banquet held in Lenoir Hall
7 Evans, a junior from Charlotte,
has been an outstanding distance
man on the conference winning
team. He holds the " Southern
Conference . record for the 440.
Tinkham, a junior from Wash
ington, D.C., has been one of the
top sprinters on the Tar Heel'
i squad, and ; is one of the top
men in the East. .
Another highlight of the ban
quet was the presentation of the
Dick Jamerson Awards which are
made annually. Distance man
Larry -Shannon and . backstroker
Warren Heeman tied for the fresh
man, award and Cecil Milton re
ceived the senior honor.
Shannon and Heeman have
been outstanding throughout the
season. .. Shannon set" three fresh
man records and Heeman set two
. Milton, who was co-captain this
year, will graduate with a fine
swimming record. He was a win
ner of the freshman award his
first season, and since then hrs
been one of the top men in the
Coach Bob Fetzer was the
guest speaker of the evening.
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Athlete of Week
RSWhite Scores In Diving
R. S. White, one of the most
versitile athletes at Carolina, was
a unanimous choice for the
Daily Tar Heel Athlete ' of the
Week for his brilliant perform
ance in two sports this past week.
Co-captain and diver for the
Tar Heel's undefeated swimming
team, and captain and trampoline
artist of the gymnastics team,
White's performances over the
weekend were tops in both sports.
" Friday night the senior from
Lynchburg, Va., took second place
in the Southern Conference low
board diving championships be
hind Bob Stenberg of N.C. State.
Didn't Change Clothes ,
As soon as the. diving had been
completed, White was pulled from
Bowman Gray Pool and, not giv
en time to even change from' his
swimming shorts, was carried by
car to Duke to. participate in the
gymnastics meet. Less than an
hour after completing his diving
White, without benefit of any
rest, took first place on the
trampoline to lead his other team
to a win over Duke, the gym
team's second win of the season.
Saturday afternoon White took
second in the high board diving,
finishing behind teammate Joe
Kelso. White's two seconds gave
him -a personal score of 10 points
for the meet.
This is White's third year on
the swimming team and second
on the gymnastics squad. Many
athletes play two sports while
in college, but few have the stam
ina to carry on two at one time.
t Southern Tramp Champ
He is the Southern Intercolle
giate trampoline champion- win
ning the title in the meet held at
Carolina last year.
In two years on the gym team
White has been defeated only
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once in twelve meets. His only
setback came in the Florida State
meet held early this season.
Scond place in the voting, went
to Buddy Baarcke of the swim
ming team who was Carolina's
only double winner in the SC
championship meet. Baarcke took
first place in the 100-yd. 'back
stroke, and the 220-yd. backstroke.
. Third place fell to Donny Evans,
another swimmer, who picked up
three seconds for the champion
Tar Heels. Evans took seconds in
the 1500-yard freestyle, 400-yard
freestyle, and the 220-yard free
style. He was the Tar Heel's high
point man by scoring 15 points.
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