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THE G ME CO CK
Volume I. COLUMBIA, S. C., MARCH- 7, 1908 Number 2
R. M. Co
- Examinations are over, and with
the coming of spring baseball is
all the tage. Every afternoon
about forty men may be seen hard
at work on'Davis field. Bats ring
out and balls go humming in all
directions. Young pitchers, each.
anxious to become Carolina's star
twirler, are warming up and exert
ing every effort to round into good
Of last year's team, all are back
except "Tot" Irby and Jones.
Therefore there is no reason why
Carolini should not put out a win
ning team. Last year she won
third place among the State col
leges, and this year -first place
would look mighty good.
Capt. Heyward Gibbes is once
more at the' head of his team, and
no better leader could have been
chosen. .His equal at first base can
not. be found in the whole State.
. He is a fast fielder, a good "pinch"
hitter, and an exceptionally good
bunter. He acts as general utility
man for his team, and richly de
serves the place he fills.
Belser will again do the receiv
ing. His throwing to bases is ac
curate, and it is death to any run
ner to try to steal a base on him.
He led the team in hitting last sea
son. Great things are expected of
this graceful young player.
Centre garden is ably filled by
"Buck" Perrin. He fields fast and
throws-'em as far as any one. The
team expects him to win many
games with his timely hitting. Last
year he hit about 300.
Next comes the "whirlwind"
shortstop, Bratton Davis. "Brat"
is fast on his feet, and many bats
men are "robbed" of hits by this
agile little star. He has a good
eye for hitting and generally man
ages to get to first base. In 1906
he hit about 327. For these good
qualities he heads the batting or
Wardlaw Smith hat only played
at second one year, but in that time
he showed us what was in him.
He' improved as the season pro
gressed, and if his injury does not
prevent his playing, "Smitty" will
make the team a valuable second
Rembert, in right field, is one o
the fastest men on the team. Hi
fielding at times is spectacular, an(
with a little improvement in battinf
he will be a great acquisition to th
Jones, of last year's pitchinf
staff, is missing, but Simpson ani
Garland are back and should mak
good. "Simip" is cool and col
lected, and with good curves, an
"luck" besides, he ought to be
"Tot" Irby is not back to cove
third base, but his place will b
filled by a capable man. The mos
promising applicants are Cart
wright, Carroll, and Perrin, W. E
Any one of the three would mor
than balance the loss of Irby.
Left field is also open, but fron
the good material trying for thi
position, it is safe to say that thi
place will l e strengthened alsc
'Jack" 'Reeves is showing up wet
for this position. He is a heav
hitter and good filelder, two re
quisites for an -outfielder.
Of the new material, Trippett. is
showing up in excellent form. He
comes highly recommended, and is
going to give some one a run for
The most promihent pitchers try
ing out are: DesPortes, of David
son, Leitner, of the Mechanics,
Wyche, Fair, Beverley, and James.
From this number one, at least, will
Among those trying for various
positions are: Captain Gibbes,
Perrin, L. W., Davis, Belser, Rem
bert, Smith, Simpson, Reeves, Hen
(lerson, McDonald, J. E., Des
Portes, Trippett, McDonald, M. R.,
Heyward, Izlar, Gibson, Cart
w%right, Wyche, Beverley, Marion,
TIIE CAROLINIAN STAFF
r M4. L., Cain, Lyles, Peurifoy,
Klugh, Perrin, W. B., Woodrow,
t Monckton, Ross, and Sheppard
- (mostly Ross), Crouch, Mitchell,
James, Fair, Commander, Carroll,
Havard, Buie, Leitner, and -Gar
1 Captain Gibbes is very hopeful,
3 and when -questioned about his
3 team, said: "Although we have no
. extra good pitcher, the men are
I willing, and if a good one is de
r' veloned the team wvill be 50 per
MnE RinOnes e C<
Wtn weCMn bO fOl
uO bo it now; t us
it, for We 004ee nOtC
cent. stronger than last year's. Our
outfield is superb, and the pros
p)ects for the infield are unusually
"A number of men are here with
good reputations, but they have
played few college games, and it
is hard to predict what they will
"It is safe to say, though, that
out of the numerous applicants, a
good team will be put in the field.
"Coach James will not be back
Irougo toio foorte But
fl, t@ereore, tt3ere 6e
in o0ow, or an goob
our feefotw::Geing, t?et[
not befer or negsect
this year. We are in communica
tion with seyeral men, and a capa
ble coach will be secured. Prob
ably Manager Gup Gunter, of the
Sumter team, or Fra.Ic Lohr, of the
Columbia League team.",
Manager Perrin has" not been
idle, but has arranged an excUlent
schedule for Carolina, which .is, as
March 28-Wofford At dolum
April 3-Erskine at Col'umbia.
April 8-Furman at Greenville.
April 9-Clemson at Clemson.
April 14-Newberry at Colum
April 20-Citadel at Charleston.
April 21-Charleston College at
April 29-Newberry at New
April 3o-Presbyterian College
May 7-Furman at Columbia.
During this time several games
will be played with the Columbia
City team and teams of the State
Ral, rah, rah, rah,
Carolina, ral, rah,
Carolina, rah, rah,
South Car-o-li-na I
Iika, hika, hika,
Sis, boom, bah;
Rah. rah. rah.