Volume 4, No. 4.
HOUSTON BASEBALL TEAM
HITS THREE GAME WINNING
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March 1, 1941.
TWO OFFICERS PARTICIPATE IN
HUNT. BRING BACK DEER AND
The HOUSTON baseball team played
three games last week, emerging
victor each time.
The first game was played on Feb.
20 with NICHOLS FIELD. The game
was featured by a four run scoring
spree by our team in the first inning,
which included timely doubles by Stefanek
and Mullins. Wiseup was the
master of the NICHOLS FIELD batters,
keeping nine hits well scattered
while retiring eight men by the
strike out route. The game ended
with the Houston winning 6- 5.
The CANOPUS was our opponent
on Saturday, February 21, in our
first errorless game. The hard hitting
of the Houston team plus the
excellent pitching of Vereley was
responsible for the 8 - 5 victory.
Vereley pitched a masterful game striking
out i2 men and, though
touched for ten hits, was never in
trouble but for the 8th inning when
he weakened slightly allowing a walk
and three hits. This, coupled with
an interference by Truskowski, allowed
4 runs to cross the plate. Dingler
led the Houston batters with 4 hits
in as many times at bat.
On Sunday, February 22, the Houston
was victor over the 16th NAVAL
DISTRICT by a score of 9 - 5. The
Houston was off to a fast start in
the first inning when Battenger walked;
and singles by Bain, Stefanek,
Koski, with sacrifice by Dingler, tallied
4 runs. The highlight of the
game was the mighty wallop, by
The following quotation comes
from one of our rival newspapers.
What are we going to do about it?
...." Well Sir, the old Covered Wagon
rolled right over the pride and joy
of the USS Houston, and in no uncertain
terms. Saturday night, last,
our fighters took on five of the best
the Flagship could offer; three of
them were put away via the K. O.
route, one of them was beaten up in
a bloody sort of a way, to lose by
a decision, and we let them have one
just to keep their spirits Ul>.... They
were a great bunch of fights and you
who were'nt there certainly missed
something. Everyone must be present
next Saturday night when PatWing
Ten takes three Asiatic Fleet
Championships back to Cavite."
- Langley Sports News.
Trainer, for the farthest hit ball seen
in Cavite in ages, for a home run.
In the 9th, Mullins made a spectacular
diving one- hand stop of a fast
ground ball right over second base.
In the previous week, the Houston
crossed bats with the strong, hard
hitting team of the LANGLEY at
Harrison Field. Although we lost
this one by the score of 4 - 3, it was
a spectacular and hard fought game
through the entire tilt, the deciding
run crossing the plate in the latter
part of the last inning. Going into
the last, the Houston was leading by
the score of 3 - 2, but a couple of
well placed hits by the Langley put
the game " on ice" for them.
Taking leave over Washington's
Birthday, two Houston officers journeyed
to Batangas, where they hunted
deer and wild boar on an old Spanish
There were six in the hunting party.
As they advanced through the
brush, native beaters circled around
and drove the game within range of
They were very successful, for in
the time of one hour and a half the
six of them had bagged a total of
14 deer and five wild boars.
They would have had more, but
they were allowed to shoot only in a
certain sector, for fear of hitting the
These hunts are held twice a year.
This particular plantation is noted
for the fact that every Big Commissioner
to the Philippines in recent
years has participated in its hunts. ......
Not only the men standing lookout
watches, but ALL MEN on topside
should be alert to report any strange
things they see.
Engagements in modern naval warfare
seldom last more than a few
minutes. This makes it more important
than ever that the enemy be
sighted before he sights you. For
this means that you will be able to
open fire first, and history has shown
that the ship which gets the first
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