THE BAYONET: CAMP LEE, VA., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 1918 NINE BASEBALL TRACK FOOTBALL BOXING WRESTLING BASKETBALL SPORTING NEWS Conducted by Sergeant Oscar C. Seikel 320th Infantry FAST GAMES BEING PLAYED FOR THE BASKETBALL TITLE Final Round Being Played for Divisional Championship, Bringing Brigade Winners Together in Exciting Games. The Bayonet Trophy Adds Stimulus. The teams which are coming down the last stretch of the divisional basketball championship are putting up a nerve-racking race. The brigade champions have been matched, and are putting up a great battle. There have been many upsets in various games that have been carded which makes the outcome more uncertain as the final games are approaching. The teams which are holding the limelight at present are Machine-Gun Company of the 319th Infantry, champions of the 160th Brigade; Company G, 305th Ammunition Train, and Battery B, 314th Field Artillery, champions of the 155th Artillery Brigade. The 319th team took the measure of the 320th Infantry representatives last week in a close contest. The Ammunition team has been going along at a steady pace, and is managing to win its games in good order. The trophy which THE BAYONET will award the winning team has been designed, and will be on hand at the close of the season. Dieges & Clust, the foremost medal and trophy manufacturers in the United States, have been given the order. The trophy will be an especially designed plaque, with the proper inscription emblematic of the division championship, as well as the name of the company and the individuals on the team. The offering of a trophy seems to have added stimulus to the teams, and each game is contested harder than earlier in the season. 319th Team Victor The Machine-Gun Company basketball team of the 319th Infantry, winners of the regimental championship, met and defeated Company G, 320th Infantry, for the brigade honors last Saturday night, 22 to 17. The auditorium was crowded with loyal rooters and followers of both teams. There was a big display of enthusiasm on both sides as to which team would be the victor before the games started, with calls and yells being shouted from one side of the hall to the other. The 319th Band was on hand to enliven the occasion, and managed to do its share to make the occasion a lively one. Popular airs were played before the game and during the intermission. Every one that crowded into the hall seemed to be in the mood to do some rooting, and let loose with yells to encourage the players. The game started with both teams on the alert for the first few minutes of play. The 319th team has always been a slow-starting team, and this element was rather in evidence in this game. It took no chances, and contented itself in holding back from being the aggressor. The 320th team put on a full steam and went into the battle with full force. The guarding of both teams was plainly the feature during the first half, which ended, 7 to 5 in favor of the 320th team. The second period opened with a rush, and the play livened to such an extent that there were times when it seemed to be developing into rough tactics. However, the game was held in check by the officials, and no trouble arose from the offenses committed by players. The Machine-Gun boys took all sorts of chances and soon had a lead on their opponents. It was only a matter of a few minutes when it was noticeable that the pace was telling on Company G. Nixon and Shafer were the whirlwinds for the winning team, while Callahan's playing and McCoon's foul shooting were the main features for the losing team. All the men played played a good hard game. The 319th representatives were clearly the better team, as far as teamwork was concerned. It put up a better aggressive game in the last period than its rivals. The line-up; M. G., 319th. C. G., 320th. Shafer.........forward...... Callahan Yourd............forward..... McCoon Alter...........center.......... Dorsey Nixon..........guard...... Henderson Miller..........guard........... Irwin Summary: goals-Callahan, 3; Shafer, 2; Yourd, 2; Nixon, 3. Foul goals-McCoon, 11 out of 15; Shafer, 8 out of 15. Substitute-Johnson for Alter. Referee, Lieutenant R. J. Paul. Umpire, Mackey. Field Signal Wins. Company A of the 304th Field Signal Battalion, put the Division Headquarters team out of the running, by handing it a 15-to-11 defeat. The game was close from the start, with the signal team gaining the advantage by dropping the ball for goals from long [AD: Boys! Reserve Accommodations for Mother, Sister and Wifie Dear. Hotel Dixie (European) B.R. WALZER Manager, Union and Washington Sts., PETERSBURG, VA., Opposite A.C.L. Depot.] [AD: "BEFORE GOING OVER" Have Your Photo Taken at Stanley's Photo Studio No. 124-A N. Sycamore St., Petersburg, Va., Anything From Postcards Up to Life Size. Amateur Finishing a Specialty.] [continued from column I] range. McCarthy and Musser put up a star game for the winners. They covered the field in fast style and outwitted their opponents in clever passing. The line-up: Company A. Headquarters. Musser.........forward......... Cosby Ladd...........forward.......... Reed McCarthy.......center........... Riley McCluskey......guard.......Eisenbeis Clayssen........guard..........Tillson Summary: goals-Musser, 3; McCarthy, 3; Ladd, Cosby, Riley, Eisenbeis. Foul goals-Musser, 2; Eisenbeis, 5; Ladd. Referee, Callahan. Ammunition Train on Top. Company G, basketball champions of the 305th Ammunition Train, put the Company A, 305th Field Signal, team to rout in a fast-played game. From the first whistle the Train team had the jump and waged a battle that could not be withstood by the Signal team. The game was well played and clean. Few fouls were committed. Ladd was the individual star for the Field Signal representatives. Line-up: Ammunition Train, 23-Pierotti, Phillips, Kane, Murstein, Miller. Field Signal, 15-Musser, Ladd, Cluster, McCluskey, Clayssen. Summary: Goals-Ladd, 4; Pierotti, 3; Kane, 2; Murstein, 6. Foul goals-Musser, 3; Ladd, Clayton, Pierotti. Volleyball. Although the basketball team lost to the Machine-Gun Company of the 319th Infantry, The Headquarters Company volleyball team retrieved some of the honor by taking the measure of the volleyball representatives in two straight sets, 15 to 4 and 15 to 5. The 320th teams put up a fast net game, and the outcome was never in doubt. The serving on the part of Beresford and Sumner was too much for the 319th team to withstand, and most of the points were made in this manner. The 320th team looks to be the strongest in Camp, and should find little difficulty in carrying off the division honors of the sport. Only a few more teams have to be met, but none have shown the strength to cope with the Headquarters team. The 319th team was lacking in team play, in which department the 320th team is exceptionally strong. Line-up: Headquarters, 320th-Sumner, Bereford, Lancaster, Taylor, Larned, Danner. Machine Gun, 319th-Velosky, Rouch, Smith, Linn, Turveson, Mockus. COMPANY E, 320TH, WINS Defeats Company K in First Baseball Game of Season. Company E, 320th Infantry, opened its baseball season March 17 by beating Company K in a fast game, 10 to 3. The features of the game were the pitching of Fulton, who struck out nine and allowed but three hits, and the hitting of Crawford. The following is the score: Company E. R. H. B. E. Crawford, s. s. 1 2 2 0 Whitsell, 1 b. 1 0 0 0 Pearce, m. 0 1 0 0 Kinkead, 1. f. 0 1 0 0 Fulton, p. 1 0 1 0 Andrews, 3 b. 2 1 1 0 Myers, 2 b. 2 1 3 0 Jones, c. 1 0 1 0 Steiner, r. f. 1 0 0 1 McCloskey, m. 1 0 2 0 Winwood, c. f. 0 0 0 0 Patton, r. f. 0 0 0 0 Total 10 6 10 1
Company K. R. H. B. E. Morris, 1 b. 0 1 0 0 Daume, m. 0 0 0 0 Hass, 2 b. 1 0 1 1 Kress, s. s. 1 0 2 0 Snyder, c. 0 1 1 1 Robinson, p. r. f. 1 0 0 1 Kapphan, 1 b. 0 0 0 0 Rothert, 3 b. 0 1 0 0 Urbaniak, p., r. f. 0 0 0 0
Total 3 3 4 3 Score by innings: R. H. E. Co. E 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 * - 10 6 1 Co. K. 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 - 3 3 3
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320TH INFANTRY TEAM WINS CROSS-COUNTRY RUN McKee, of Headquarters Company, First to Cross Finish Tape. The cross-country run, held under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. last Saturday, proved a big success. The run was arranged as a inter-hut competition, and the men who entered represented the various huts of their regiment. Although there was some delay in starting, the men gathered at the Divisional Headquarters flagpole early. The course was laid out to Prince George Courthouse and return, a distance of over six miles. Eighteen men faced the road when the word was given for the start. Y. M. C. A. Director Fiske pulled the trigger which sent the boys on their way. The men accepted an easy pace at the start and strung out along the road in file for the first three miles with McKee, of 320th Infantry, in the lead. There was some lively tilts along the road as some of the men were feeling the effects of the grind and others trying to gain an advantage by pulling up even with the leaders. W. Johnson and some of his teammates, from hut 58, were late in starting, and they came up with a rush after half the course had been traveled. For these men it must be said that if they had started on even terms with the other runners the final outcome might have results differently as all the men placed well.
At the turn the leaders were pretty well bunched and rounded the stake in good shape for the return trip. Swickey, Batchelor, Donohue and Smith were right at the heels of the leader. Wood, Johnson, Gier and Hastings were in the next batch to make the turn and a merry chase resulted in covering the ground back to the starting point. Johnson, who had allowed nearly two minutes start to be gained on him, made his appearance and was putting forth all effort to catch up with the leaders.
The weather conditions were ideal and none of the runners seemed to be suffering from any ill effects of the strenuous run. Coming down the final stretch the men of the 320th gathered up all their reserve energy and managed to get together in order to make a strong finish for the team prize. The winning team was decided by the score of the first five men of an organization to cross the line. Coming past the barracks of the 320th and 319th Infantry, the men were lustily cheered to put forth all effort in order to wrest the team honors from rival runners. However, the 320th team was in good position and the men experienced little trouble in holding their places until the finish.
Result - Winner, McKee. 320th: second, Donohue, 320th; third, W. Johnson, 317th; fourth, Schmidtbauer, 320th; fifth. Smith, 320th; sixth, Swickey, 319th; seventh, Batchelor, 320th; eighth, Hastings, 319th; nine, Yardman, 320th; tenth, Gier, 319th; eleventh, Wood, 318th; twelfth, Johnson, 318th; thirteenth, Enright, 319th; fourteenth, Lackey, Depot Brigade: fifteenth, Mears, 317th; sixteenth, Yanney, 320th; seventeenth, Lee, 317th; eighteenth, Pursang, 319th. Winner's time, 43 minutes 3 seconds. Officials - Start, Fisker; clerk of course. Lieutenant Cole: timer. Draper: scorer. Evans: checker. Whieldon: judges. Flinn, Ehrlein, Graham.
A Cordial Invitation Is Given the Soldiers at Camp lee to Attend the Revival Services Now in Progress at Tabb Street Presbyterian Church, Conducted by Rev. W. H. Miley, D. D., of Atlanta, Ga., at 4 o'Clock and at 8 o'Clock P. M. Sunday Night Dr. Miley's Subject Will Be "The True Soldier" A Cordial Welcome Awaits You. Rev. C. R. Stribling, D. D., Pastor. Services Will Continue Daily Until Apirl [sic] 1st.
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Sports for the Week Saturday - Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, 319th Infantry vs. Separate Unit, O. T. C. baseball series, Camp Interunit baseball series. Sunday - 320th baseball series, O. T. C. baseball series, Camp Interunit baseball series. Monday - Knights of Columbus Auditorium, Machine Gun Champions vs. Small Separate Unit Champions, Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, Battery B, 314th Field Artillery, 155th Artillery Brigade Champions vs 159th Brigade Champions. Wednesday - Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, 159th Brigade Champions vs. Machine Gun Company, 319th Infantry, 160th Brigade Champions, Knights of Columbus, 155th F. A. Brigade Champions vs. Separate Unit Champions. Thursday - Y. M. C. A. Auditorium, 159th Brigade Champions vs. Separate Unit Champions. Friday - 155th F. A. Brigade Champions vs. 160th Brigade.
Team to Be Selected to Represent Camp Against Athletics Call Will Be Issued for Players to Be Whipped Into Shape by Men With Big League Experience. Since the game is assured with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics on April 12th, there will be a call issued within the next week for candidates to select a team to represent the camp. With the number of men in camp who have had league experience and others who have played with fast and reputed semiprofessional teams, there should be no trouble in getting an aggregation that will give the Athletics a good tussle.
No definite plans have been made as to the selection of men for the team. In all probabilities a committee will be appointed and every player who reports for practice will be given a fair try-out, and will be able to display his wares. The team will be selected in sufficient time to allow several practice games to be played in order that the men will be able to get together and know each other's style.
Undoubtedly the men who have had big league experience will be called upon to take charge of the candidates during the practice periods and work-outs. A process of elimination will be established in order to cut down the squad to a logical number that will assure easy handling of the men who show up best and show promise of being retained. All arrangements as to the method of selection of the men who will have charge of the ream and the game itself will be taken care of by Captain B. R. Murphy, division athletic director.
By the time the day of the game rolls around there should be no trouble in having a team take the field that will be strong take the field that will be strong in every position and one that should wrest a victory from the visitors.
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O. C. T. Baseball Teams Waging Hard Battles Davis, of Third Company, Pitches No-Hit Game - Teams Showing Improvement. With Davis on the mound the Third Company seemed to have gathered all the pep that makes a winning ball team and went after the Fifth Company set upon gaining a victory. For three innings the game was a neck and neck affair, with both pitchers going at an even pact, but the fourth was the turning point for the Third Company, and when the side retired it had scored enough runs to put the game safely on ice.
Two men were done when Sitterding hit for a single. Flanigan stepped to the plate, and, after accepting two strikes, whaled at a waist-high ball for a circuit clout, bringing Slitterding in ahead. Reither walked and Koontz tripled scoring Reither. Koontz stole home, while the opposing pitcher was deliberating what twist to put on the next ball. This was extent of the scoring in the fourth and one more tally was added in the fifth.
The Fifth Company could not fathom Davis's slants and had to accept a shut-out. Only eighteen men faced him in the six innings, and only one man reached first base. This lone occupant was caught napping and was returned to the bench in short order. Line-up: Third Company - Hinkle, shortstop; Hoehl, left field; Pressing, center field; Sitterding, second; Flanigan, right field; Reither, first; Koontz, third; Sparling, catcher; Davis, pitcher. Fifth Company - Dillard, third; Hart, first; Thompson, shortstop; Randolph, second; Dundon, center field; Mackey, catcher; Dunlop, pitcher. Summary: Strike outs - by Davis, 10; by Dunlop, 8. Base on balls - off Dunlop, 2. Hits - off Dunlop, 4; Davis, 0. Home runs - Flanigan. Umpire, Captain Powell.
First Company, 6; First Battery, 5. The First Company took the initiative in its game against the First Battery and started tallying in the first inning. The game was safely in hand until the final inning when the Battery team threatened to take the lead away from the Infantry aggregation, but the rally was stopped [in] time, and the game going to the Company by the margin of one run. Hammer and [illegible] twirled good ball, with the latter having the edge for the greater part of the game. The Battery seemed to lack the power to force men around the bases after they were occupied. In this respect the Infantry team was better fortified, and had a heavy slugging force at work. The four runs scored by the Battery in the last inning came too late to do much damage in upsetting their opponents. Line-up: First Company - Acher, center field; Atcorn, shortshop; Joynes, third; Shannon, catcher; Rosenberger, left field;
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HUT 55 TOPS LIST Qualifies as Champion in Indoor Athletic Meet. Y. M. C. A. Building No. 55 qualifies as champion Y. M. C. A. hut in the indoor athletic field. Building No. 57 forfeited to No. 53, and No. 53, because of quarantine, was compelled to forfeit to No. 55. Building No. 55, the champions of the south wing, will meet No. 82, champions of the east wing, in the auditorium some night next week to determine the camp championship.
Minor, right field; Bugg, first; Byron, second; Herrod, pitcher. First Battery - Long, third; Hall, catcher; Bear, first; Norman, center field; Louden, shortshop; Thomas, second; Hammer, pitcher; Burnside, left field; Broadwater, right field. Summary: Strike outs - Hammer, 8; Herrod, 7. Base on balls - off Hammer, 3; off Herrod, 3. Home run - Bugg. Umpire, Lieutenant Rice.
Second Battery, 9; Fourth Company, 1. The Second Battery kept up its winning streak and downed the Fourth Company in easy fashion. Errors were mainly responsible for the Fourth Company losing out, having seven chalked up against them. Ferguson pitched a steady game and had better support to pull him through with the game. The Fourth Company team was lacking in stick work and could not produce a bingle when a hit mean a score. Close had to carry the brunt of the work, and made eleven men walk the plank, after taking three swings at his curves. Even with his good mound work he was unable to get his team to work properly behind him, and had to accept defeat after putting up a good game.
The Battery team is coming along strong and is showing considerable improvement from week to week. It will take a fast team to put it to rout and other teams had better be prepared when they line up against the Artillery experts. Line-up: Second Battery - Walker, center field; Shumaker, left field; Boyer, first; Dutton, catcher; Morrison, right field; Etchelberger, second; Hubbs, shortstop; Van Voorhis, third; Ferguson, pitcher. Fourth Company - Rider, shortshop; Shaw, second; Gillingham, third; Sta-
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Interunit Baseball For Camp Championship Games Scheduled for To-Morrow Opens Season for Teams Striving for Honors. The curtain will be raised to-morrow upon the camp interunit championship baseball series, which is to decide the best team in the 80th Division. The regiments and units have been placed in groups and the schedule calls for games Saturdays and Sundays up to April 21st. It is expected that every unit will have a team in the field. The teams to play will be representative regimental team. Each regiment and unit can make the selection of its best players and pit them against their opponents. This arrangement is different from the basketball schedule, where it was necessary for the company team winning the regimental honors had to play intact for the divisional championship. In allowing the selection to be made from the regiment it affords stronger teams to be rounded into form. A preliminary round will be gone through which will leave five distinct unit champions to play the final round for the camp championship. These five groups will be the infantry, artillery, trains, depot, brigade (white section) and separate unit. The final schedule will start on April 7, which means that by the time the infantry, artillery, etc., will have gone through their preliminary games and champions of these groups have been established.
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