Centenary College of Louisiana - Yoncopin Yearbook (Shreveport, LA)

 - Class of 1927

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THE YONCOPIN VARSITY BASEBALL TEAM Poole Connell, " C " Outfield Leon Scales Outfield Frank Hughes . First Base Files Binion, " C " Catcher Charlie Mayer Outfield Franklin Allday, " C " Second Base Coach Homer Norton SQUAD Otto Duckworth First Base Leon Price, " C " Pitcher Glenn Crawford, " C " First Base ( Alternate-Captain ) Ab Beam, " C " Outfield Frank Boydston, " C " ( Alternate-Captain ) Outfield Alfred Lindsey, " C " Third Base Elliot Solero Outfield Walter Stewart, " C Pitcher Sheldon Teer Outfield Lloyd Clanton, " C " Outfield Charlie Smith, " C " Short Stop Marshall May, " C " Catcher 177 2ei3)®

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!THE YONCOPIN 1926 BASEBALL RESULTS Centenary College 5 Centenary College 7 Centenary College 3 Centenary College 3 Centenary College 3 Centenary College 4 Centenary College Centenary College 4 Centenary College 2 Centenary College 2 Centenary College 7 Centenary College 6 Centenary College 9 Centenary College 3 Centenary College 3 Centenary College 1 Centenary College 6 Centenary College 7 Games won 9- Arkansas University 3 Arkansas University 4 Rice Institute 2 Rice Institute 11 Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 7 Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 8 Texas University 7 Texas University 6 Texas Christian University 1 Texas Christian University 10 Southern Methodist University 6 Southern Methodist University 3 Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 2 Louisiana Polytechnic Institute 4 Texas A. M 9 Texas A. M 2 Baylor University 5 Baylor University 6 -Games lost 9 OUTLOOK FOR 1927 BASEBALL SEASON With eight experienced letter men and the same number of new comers with equal ability the Centenary College baseball outlook for the 1927 season is un- usually good. First the two pitching aces, Stewart and Davis, have proved their ability in years here-to-fore, and " Two-Gun " Price of last year ' s Junior Gents has an unlim- ited assortment of stuff. The catching staff, Binion and May, constitute a pair of aggressive and fast thinking athletes. The infield from third on around, namely, Lindsey, Smith, Allday, and Crawford, have shown in the exhibition games that they can deliver the goods, or in other words " go get ' em in all directions. " Smith and Allday form a lightning double play combination around second. In the outfield Beam in left, Boydston, center and Connell in right, have been snatching fly balls in a graceful manner. Clanton, as utility outfielder has more than proved his value by delivering in the pinches as a real slugger. Duckworih, Hughes, Scales, and Meyers are other hard working men who strive conscientiously for the team ' s suc- cess. In actual battle the Gents have come from behind several times to win the game, and with this spirit, linked together with the flawless coaching of Coach Norton, only the worst kind of luck can spoil a successful year. 176



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?THE YONCOPIN 1927 BASEBALL SCHEDULE April 8 — Centenary vs. Louisiana State University, Shreveport. April 9 — Centenary vs. Louisiana State University, Shreveport. April 18 — Centenary vs. Mississippi College, Clinton. April 19 — Centenary vs. Mississippi College, Clinton. April 20 — Centenary vs. Millsaps College, Jackson. April 21 — Centenary vs. Millsaps College, Jackson. April 27 — Centenary vs. Millsaps College, Shreveport. April 28 — Centenary vs. Millsaps College, Shreveport. April 29 — Centenary vs. Louisiana Tech., Ruston. Apfil 30 — Centenary vs. Louisiana Tech., Ruston. May 5 — Centenary vs. Louisiana Tech., Shreveport. May 6 — Centenary vs. Louisiana Tech., Shreveport. May 11 — Centenary vs. Baylor University, Waco. May 12 — Centenary vs. Baylor University, Waco. May 13 — Centenary vs. Texas A. M., College Station. May 14 — Centenary vs. Texas A. M., College Station. CENTENARY COLLEGE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 2 With " Jigger " Stewart allowing only five scattered hits and the fielders play- ing jam-up ball, the Gentlemen defeated L. S. U. in the first encounter of athletic teams from the two schools in a long period. On the offense, Beam starred with four hits out of five times at bat, and Lindsey poled out a long homer and a dou- ble. Grevenburg, the Tiger ace pitched for the visiting team. CENTENARY COLLEGE 5 LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 3 it looked as though the University boys were going to win the final game as they were leading the Gents by a three to two margin up to the eighth inning, and Smith was hurling air tight ball. Clanton and Price were sent in as pinch hit- ters in the eighth and each came through with a long three bagger. When the smoke had cleared away the home boys had scored three runs and had cinched the game. It was a thriller from start to finish, featured by fast fielding on both sides. CENTENARY COLLEGE MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 10 In this game the Gents were at the mercy of the Choctaw ' s pitcher, getting only two hits which came late in the game. Stewart, pitching for Centenary al- lowed ten hits, which netted six earned runs. Long hits for extra bases were partly responsible for the opponent ' s ten scores. Nothing can be said about the team, only it failed to hit and it seemed to be playing in hard luck that day. 178

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