The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 13, 1953 Page: 2 of 20
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J—ROCKDALF (T.-x.) REPORTER
Au<ru*t 19. 1959
Wm. Cameron, Hiway and
Temple Tourney Leaders
The Rockdale Girls Softballi Wm. Cameron ot Waco, will!4 to 4 and going into the sixth in-
tournament reaches the hair wav meet the Pempio i roiancttes. oi j rung, Ilt-Way was able to score 2
mark here tonight iThursday) iTemple, in tl * opener and Rock-J runs on 3 -rrors. a walk and a
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Trojancttes ot Temple, and Hi- cap tonight (Thursday) j to put a man on base in the last
Way of Austin in the undetected [ Both Wm. Cameron, and T mple I Umo “P
bracket Hi-Way hat alreedy sain* have w >1 one gains at 1 each n h Way scored itu*ir t> rum on
‘‘‘‘ mains m the winner* br«< rith helj cotng via way
victory rN . - Wed-1 Rockdule and Bryan both have ; tMroj and free pusses
nesday night. The Wm Cameron1 |IV*t o,\« ;jmr thrown them mm ’ ‘ 1
Trojanette winner tonight will be ^e le er's brv.eket Ft -la\ nights' 1 opener ruesday night, be-
, eonsolation lween Rockdale and Wm. Cameroa
m the accond game Friday night hot ora and t • u 'ls " Waco 13 t.>
far the iirst of a three gam? 1 tournament will be decided in
championship series. I games* to be played Saturday night.
Sail Gabriel and Northern Star In t e :;rst » .on. played Monday
are the tourney's only losers tints nig t. Northern Star of Waco 10I-
lur. Still in the consolation fight led l hind the two-lut pitching
ore Rockdale, Thorndah? and, ot She. p.ml and warn over San
FLOWER SHOP BEATS WEEMS
FOR CITY SOFTBALL TITLE
Bryan. Thorndal? has earned her Gabriel 12 to 1. San Gobi id's lone
post as a consolation finalists and run resulted from a walk issued
will meet the w inner of the Rock-j to Guthcrie, Iirst butter
dale-Bryan paring in the first! errors on lh * first baseman and a
game Friday. J fielder’s choice.
Selections of the all-tourney j Northern Star collected 11 hits
team from the players participut-1 off Simank, pitching for San
ing in the tournament are being; Gabriel, to score their 12 runs
made each night, T. A. Weems.(with the aid of a tew walks and
director, pointer! out. j errors.
The team will be announced | in the second game, Hi-Way ot
Saturday following the champion-1 Austin, walk'd theii way to vic-
ship game Each of the selected toiv over Thorndulc by a score of
players will receive minature gold
softballs, Weems said, and are be
ing chosen by the nine officials
working the games.
6 to 4.
Thorndole scored 4 runs on 5
hits. 3 of them for extra bases.
However, with the game tied up
Rockdale scored 2 runs in the
lost inning on l hit and were not
allowtxl another run until the
sixth when they collected 3 hits
and scored 6 runs.
Wm Cameron hit safely and
scored in all but the last inning
with only one extra base hit, by
Booker in the second inning.
The night cup went to Temple
10 t»> 2 over Hannah's of Bryan.
The game w as off to a good start
with Temple scoring 2 runs and
Bryan 3 in the first inning. How-
ever. there was no let up tor Tem-
ple They scored 4 more runs
in the second while Lancaster,
pitching for Temple, hold the
Bryan team m check until the
sixth when they collected 3 hits
for 1 run. Lancaster gave up only
2 hits tot Temple while her team
Ik And Cowan's
j John Sonntag's Rockdale Flower
Shop team, behind the pitching of
Ken Cone ley, took the las: two
games ol the Shuugncsscy ployoft ,
4 to 3 ami ti to 3 to win the city
championship after losing the first
to Weems Super Market 6 t.< 4
In the first game, plavi :
day night, Weems collected 7 hits
unci a walks oft Hatterson, pitching
for the Flower Shop, to take the
Dodd, pitching for Weems, al-
lowed 7 hits and 2 walks but k. pt
them scattered to hold the Flowei
Shop for .’. in st game Ins
The second game, played Friday
night, a pitchers duel between
Coneley and Garrison and one ol
the best games ot the season, even-
ed the series at one to one
The Flower Shop team, ti ailing
3 to l going into the sixth, tallied
for 3 tuns when G. IXiss connected
tor his best hit of the season, a
mates collected 10 off Matyka ofl
The opener Wednesday night be-
tween Thorndnle and San Gabriel
wsa a free scoring alfuu with
extra innings and Thorndulc em-
erging v ictorious 14 to 13
There was a total of 17 walks
m tb • game, San Gabriel receiv-
ing 12 of them off Garner and
Bartley who shared duties 011 the
mound for Thorndulc
Thorndulc collected 0 hits for
their 14 runs while giving up f>
for 13 runs for San Gabriel.
Thorndulc. leading 10 to 5 go-
ing into the *fifth, wore over taken
when San Gabriel scored ti runs,
four ot them forced in f>,v bases
on balls oft Hartley.
Thorndulc's winning run came
ill the bottom oi tile eight'll <m ,i
triple by Marie Cuba scoring
Hendricks who had been issued a
base on balls
The night cep was won 7 to
2 by Hi-Way of Austin over
Northern Star of Waco.
Hi-Way collected (> hits, 2 ol
them for extra bases, to score
their 7 runs while Northern Star
j was allowed 8 hits but was held
to 2 runs by fine defensive play
on the part of the Hi-Way girls.
home run over the fence behind
the right field bleachers scoring
2 runs ahead of him to put his
team out trout 4 to 3 and win the
Junior bond, eooh Monday. Wed- fective Immediately. practice program,
nesd.iv and Friday between .I ti Gill urged all members on the The new band director reported
p. m. Senior band, Monday band who wore not present at the that he was still acquainting him-
through Friday, from 6:30 to 7:30, organisational meeting Tuesday to self with his new position, the stu-
p. m. each evening. The schedule attend the practice sessions or to 1 dents, and expected to field a band
will be followed until school starts notify him oi tunes in which they <>1 at least 50 members at the start
on Si* pt ember 1, and was made ef- could ;vulicipate in the pre-school <>( the season.
In the game Garrison vv hilled ,
9 men and gave up no walks while I
Coneley struck out 13 and allowed
The third and final game played
Saturday night was another fast
moving thriller with the Flowei
Shop emerging v ictorious. 6 to 3.
Coneley, pitching his second I
came with the Flower Shop, gave
up l hits for throe runs. Garrison. ;
pitching lor Weems, was not as
effective against the Shoppers as
m the previous game. He struck
out only 5 men while Coneley re-
tired 10 men via the strike-out
route to take the series 2 out ol
three ami emerge champions ol the
Shuugncssey playolts of the Lions
Club S. 'i<ball League for 1953
Of R. H. S. Band
The first meetings of the senior
and junior section ot the Rockdale
High School Band were held here
Tuesday with approximately 30
members present. Howard Gill, j
blind diret tor, announced this
The first meeting was held in the
band hall for the purpose of or-
ganizing and formulating practice
schedules. Gill said. Both junior
and senior band members assisted
in the schedule arrangements
which wen announced as follow:
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Cooke, W. H. The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.), Vol. 81, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 13, 1953, newspaper, August 13, 1953; Rockdale, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth694686/m1/2/: accessed January 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lucy Hill Patterson Memorial Library.