Tech Defeats Centennary 1936 Apr
HUSTON, 9 TECH DEFEATS CENTENARY BY 17 TO 2 MARGIN m Taylor to Pitch Today Shreveport; LSU Opens Two Game Series Here Thursday to Louisiana Tech's Bulldogs bared their teeth and dug in to Centenary yesterday in the opener of a two-game series, only the first of which to be play here, the other going to Shreveport this afternoon. Jimmy Sera, the Gent's star hurler, was the victim of the most vicious batting assults the Bulldogs have turned in so far, while Mutt Pittard, Tech ace, held the Gents so well in check that only 17 men faced him during the first five innings. Serra's scratch hit that took a high bound OVCM- Jack Thigpen's head in the sixth, was the first base knock the Gents were able to get off Mutt, who retired at the end of the inning in favor of "Wild Bill" Harrist, with only two hits against him. The Gents weren't able to score until the last frame, when after two were out, Stone doubled to right and went all the way around, scoring Millard ahead of him, when Hewitt let the ball get away from him and roll to the fence. The 'ball game looked as if it might be another of those tight affairs at the start, with Tech leading 1 to 0, as a result of Thigpen's trible, and Pankey's long fly to right center. The second tally came in the third, when Mitchell came around on base-hits by Thigpen and Pankey. The Tech barrage really got under way in the fifth, when after two were out, they paraded 12 batters to the plate and scored 8 runs. Everything in the book was seen during this inning, except home runs, with the high-light 'being Jack Thigpen's stealing of home with the second run of the inning. This big inning was followed in' the sixth with four more tallies, and three in the seventh, after which the Bulldogs decided to call it a day, as far as run-making was concerned. John Taylor is scheduled to pitch against the Gents in Shreveport today, following which the Bulldogs lay off Wednesday, and meet the Louisiana State Tigers in two games here Thursday and Friday. John Lewis is scheduled to open against the Tigers, who in all probability will shoot "Big Buck" Brown, or Jess Fatheree, the two aces of the Tiger staff, after the first Tech game. The Tigers have been having considerable trouble on their present road trip, losing to Alabama, but have shown enough power to make them a formidable foe. Both their losses were by one and two r uns margins, with the scores of A _ tu _* ' „;„„ ;„.„ .,.,„ t;,,.. fifteen presented in two 109 in will teams running into two figures. Following the Alabama games, the Tigers opened yesterday at Mississippi State, losing the first game of the series by a 4-3 margin. Box Score TECH AB R H PO A E Mitchell, cf 6 32100 Thigpen, Ib ... Pankey, 2b 4 3 Taylor, rf 3 2 1 Adkins, ss ... 3 2 1 Shackleford, If 4 1 1 Gardner, c Pittard, p Harrist, p — xllewett 635700 2131 1001 2 4 1 200 1 2 14 0 0 0 1 0 000 101000 Totals 37 17 18 27 9 3 xBatted for Taylor in seventh. To CENTENARY Morse, 2b Huddleston, ss Millard, Ib Stone, 3b . Burgess, c Beasley, rf Durham, cf Wideman, If-c Serra, p Hohman, If .. AB R II PO A E 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 2 0 4 1 1 10 0 0 4 10021 300311 401300 400300 30011 302110 ..100000 Totals 34 2 5 24 9 4 this the at being will tour parishes Score by innings: Tech 101 084 30x—17 Centenary 000 000 000- 2 r, , mu.. Summarv: Thr«?p-h:isfi hits—Thlfi- Summary: Three-base hits—Thig pen. Two-base hits—Gresham, Millard. Stolen bases—Mitchell 2, Thigpen 2, Taylor, Adkins 2, Gardner 2. Sacrifice hit—Adkins. Bases on balls—off Serra 2. Strikeouts—By Pittard *, Serra 3, Harrist 7. Umpires—Warner and Bagwell.