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High Jumper Richard Patton—Top Exporter Point-Maker Brazosport Enters 16-Man Team In Baytown Track Meet Tonight The Brazosport . High School track and field team joins some 25 other Texas high schools today today for the 13th running of the annual Robert E. Lee Relays at Baytown. The Exporters, surprise third place winners in their own Gulf Coast Relays last week, will enter enter virtually the same group of thin-clads in the Baytown cinder event. Coach Herbert Hopper plans to carry 16 contestants. Preliminaries in the 13-event program were to be reeled oft beginning at 3 p. m. The finals were slated for 8 p. m. Baytown, the defending champion, Houston's Houston's Reagan, winner of Brazos- port's meet, and strong Galena Park have been tagged early team favorites. The Exporters did much better than expected as they piled- up Exporters Can Even Record With 2 Victories Tonight The Brazosport Exporters can even up their 1954 baseball record with one day's work if they can sweep a twin-bill Friday with Lamar Lamar Consolidated of Rosenberg and Mllby of Houston. The Exporters suffered their third loss against only one victory Thursday afternoon when they bowed to the Reagan Bulldogs 9-5 at Houston. Brazosport can improve that record tremendously when .they play host to Lamar Consolidated at 3:30 p. m. today, then tackle Milby at 7:30 tonight. Both games will be played at Freeport's Lions Field. Thursday's loss to Reagan was still a much better showing than last time when the two teams met und Houston took an 18-4 triumph. The Exporters broke out of their hitting slump and clubbed eight safeties, including a three-run second second inning homer by Gene Davis. D.-Boy Williams went the distance distance for Coach S. C. Leeka and yielded 11 hits. Reagan was never behind after tallying four times in the first inning and cementing their lead with two successive homers and three runs in the third stanza. D-Boy, who got two of Brazos- port's hits, singled home the Shippers' Shippers' first tally in the second inning inning and was on base when Davis smacked his four-bagger, Williams singled home Mike Walters in the fifth frame with the Exporters' other run. Charlie Williams and Duane Patterson broke into the Exporter lineup and produced a hit apiece, and W"Hors and Larry Parks got the other two. 26 points for third place honors in the Gulf Coast Relays last Saturday Saturday night, but Coach Hopper emphazied Baytown's meet wil probably be much stronger. A strong field has been invited including most of the members of Interscholastic League Region V, all six Houston schools, and 25-man squad representing the Austin Texas Maroons. The Exporters will have at least two individuals among the meet's outstanding contestants in Earl Keith, pint-sized pole vaulting vaulting sensation, and high-jumper Richard Patton. Both will be seeking seeking their second straight victories in these events. •• Keith set ._an all-time Brazos port High School record last week when he cleared 12 feet, four inches in the pole vault, and Pat ton equaled the school's high jump record by clearing six feet. Patton Patton also came through with a firs place leap of 20 feet, five inches in the' broad jump which gave him the meet's high-point trophy Marcus Stephenson Wayne Bond, James Baker and Ear] Brymer Brymer will compose Brazosport's 44C and 880-yard relay quartet, and will also enter the dashes along with newcomer Norris Pate, who just finished football training. Other entries include Bobby Freeman, Keith Adams and Bob Cruzan in the shot and discus Rick Landers, Jerry Bradford anc Dickey Denson in the mile run Kelley Jernigan and Gary Nettle ton in the 440-yard dash; ;and Tommy Doggett in the broad jump.

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  1. The Freeport Facts,
  2. 19 Mar 1954, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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