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OF J FFERSON rm- ER ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE " THUliSDAY, MAY .1, 1961 BY MAX BROWN BREAK BY the weatherman and a good turn-out gate Sunday would certainly come as a real shot- for Charles Town Legion heads who have long and late and planked down plenty of cool an effort to revive baseball here again this plenty of long hard work for Stewart and his ground crew to whip the ball park condition after a year's lay-off. It looks and will be slick and dolled up when the flag g0es day... STEVE ROPER allowing only four hits, Charles Purple Panther baseballers rode to their of the season here Tuesday when they topped Hedgesville Eagles 8 to 2 at Legion Park. nine ,jumped off to a three-run lead Roper hurling fine ball, were never headed... APRIL ISSUE of the Thoroughbred Record has article on C. B. Carter, the Orange, Va., and his trainer, local boy, Bill Bell. The story "trainer Bill Bell has been putting thor- through their paces for better than 20 years never failed to have a successful season." , Win- Bill easily captured leading training honors Downs before moving to Shenandoah Downs. TELEPHONE conversation with Manager Bill this morning, he told us that his hard-throwin Ed Berger will probably stm for his FBI Sunday. "My good southpaw Steve Bauk, slow in getting started Because of the cold and is not quite ready'. .... If things get real throw a couple of innings myself," he said. who will do the catching for the visitors team's leading,' batter last year with a neat .390. ELIAS, head football coach at the University of will be the honored guest at a dinner for area alumni at Shenandoah Downs on Friday, May among the 'Wahoos' in this section, our own is making arrangements for the big event. McQUINN, former star firstbasemen for the Yankees and now scouting for the new Wash- writes that he hopes to be here for the Opener on Suriday. "My schedule has me in Vir- Saturday but I hope to be back and come to for the Sunday game, he writes." TO PAGE TURN TO PAGE 2--B SHENANDOAH t RACING FUN IN '61...G0 SH~HANDOAH! TWO REASONS WHY. (I) NIGHT ~ THOROUGH]MtED (2} THE BIG)EOhtANZAo "Post Time 7:15 DST" C:Fmr .~L.3t~,'u'-'~ IB B2~OW~" Liberty Street Charles Town Hig, Ba t ;mev Get First Win The Charles Town High base- ballers who have come close to, winning a number of times this season but up until Tuesday af- ternoon, never had, managed to break the losing jinx with a decis ive 8-2 victory over the o.nly-once beaten Hedgesville High batsmen on the Charles Town diamond. It was Steve Roper who turned in the first victory for the Pan- thers as he held the Hedgesville Eagles to just four hits, one in each of four innings and struck out eight Eagle batsmen in gain. ing the win. Coach Harry Barker used an all sophomore infield against the Eagles Tuesday and they turned in a fine job both at field and at the plate. Charles Town moved into a 3-I lead in the first frame on a base on balls, two Hedgesville errors and two Charles Town hits, one by Roper and the other by Wil- lingham. Then after Hedgesville had made it 3-2 in the top of the third on a walk and a hit, Charles Town came on in the bottom of the frame with three runs on one hit and three Hedgesville errors. The Panthers then added an. other pair of runs in the fifth frame on three hits and an error. Charlie Jackson who is leading the,club at the plate with a .529 average, clouted two of the eight Charles Town hits. Stagner, Pan ther rightfielder, who is batting .375 hit safely once in three times at the plate and Roper boosted his batting average to .285 with a 2-4 afternoon. Murphy collected two of the four Hedgesville hits, while Clin german and Sperow got the other two. Stearns and Spies were on the mound for Hedgesville, while Roper went the route for Charles Town. This marked the second time this season the two teams have met. In the first game at Hedges- ville Charles Town was defeated by one run. Charles Town AB R H Roper, p .............. 4 1 2 .Davis, 3b .............. 4 0 0 Peterson, ss ............ 4 1 0 Jackson, cf ............ 3 2 2 Eismon, c .............. 4 2 1 Stagner, rf ............. 3 1 1 Wfllinghhm, If ........ . 3 1 1 Lowery, lb ............ 3 0 1 Snow, 2b ............... 3 0 0 Totals .............. 31 8 8 Hedgesvllle Murphy, If ............ A3B 2R H Ruppenthal, c .......... 1 00 Clingerman, lb ........ 3 01 Spies, p ................ 1 00 Frye, rf .............. 2 00 Duke, cf .............. 0 00 Miller, cf .............. 2 00 Krammerage, ss ........ 3 00 Stearns, rf ............. 3,0' 0 Sperow, ss ............. i 01 Fox, 3b ................ 1 00 Donaldson, 2b .......... 1 00 Albright, 2b ............ 1 00 Totals .............. 22 2 4 Donald Ott Sets New Flag-Raising, i Stars of FB! Pole Vault Record At Festivitie, 5;Will Attack Against Albermarle fla.} High Be New In It will seem like oht times again Sunday down around the Charles lown Amerzcan Legmn baseball imld, t)ecause Legion baseball will move /)ack into the countys sports scene after an absence of a year. And just as in the l)ast, the always powerful Federal Bureau of Investigation bats- men of Washington, D. C., will come to Charles Town to provide the opposition. And so once again beginning this Sunday and just about every Sunday afternoon thereafter tmtil late Auo-ust or early September, the Legion baseball field will be a bee- hive of activity. Itow long the Legion will continue in the role of sponsoring a good brand of Semi-pro baseball for Charles Town and Jefferson County this time, is ,