Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for June 25, 2015

Wendell Hart
JUNE 26, 1997

“These Evergreen Little League All Stars will open play in the District Tournament Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. in Brewton. They will be playing the Opp All Stars. 1997 Little League All Stars are Joe Windham, Josh Bates, Bryan Boykin, Anthony Maxwell, Thomas Nielsen, Christopher Garner, Jeremy Anderson, Wiley Cobb, Matt Robinson, Jonathan Rodgers, Jonathan Booth, Eric Taylor and Josh Watson.”

“The Little League Braves were named as league champions Tuesday night to close out the 1997 season. The Braves finished with a 12-2 record for the season. Pictured are Bryson Stallworth, Edward Thomas, Pierre Evans, Anthony Maxwell, Bryan Boykin, Josh Macks, Josh Williams, Jonathan Rodgers, Robert Kent, Jonathan Booth and Josh Watson. Coaches for the Braves were Jackie Gorum, Ronnie Kent and Jerry Evers.”

“Applications Being Accepted For Wendell Hart Scholarship: The Evergreen Rotary Club, administrators of the Wendell Hart Scholarship Fund, announces that applications for a $2,500 scholarship are now available. To qualify: 1.) Must be a graduate of a Conecuh County high school (not solely for 1997 graduates); 2.) Must have a sincere desire to further education. This scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the late Coach Wendell Hart, who deeply cared for his students and desired that all deserving young men and women be able to advance their education.”

JUNE 24, 1982

“The Lyeffion Saddle Club is having a horseshow Sat., June 26, starting at 5 p.m. Shown above is Saddle Club member Harriet Oswald riding her beautiful Tennessee Walking Horse, ‘Alley Cat.’ Events will include halter, western and field pleasures, racking, timed events and roping. There will be plenty of barbecue and other food served on the grounds. Harriet and ‘Alley Cat’ will be there competing with some of the best horses in this area, ‘so come ready to eat and have a good ol’ time!,’ say show sponsors.”

“Ladies softball meet local park Saturday: There will be a ladies slow pitch softball tournament Saturday at the Evergreen Municipal Park. The tournament is being sponsored by China Ladies Softball Club. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.”

JUNE 22, 1967

“JR. LEAGUE REPORT: Orioles 18, Pelicans 2: A big, 11-run second inning is all that the Orioles needed to crush the Pelicans, 18-2. Two singles by Mark Daniels and a single by Larry Darby were the big blows for the Orioles in the second inning. Charlie Ward had the only hit the Pelicans got all night against Bruce Hutcheson.”

“Yankees 4, Giants 2: Gary McInvale, Billy Hall and Steve Hall combined their talents to hurl the fourth no-hitter of the Junior League season, but it was all in vain as the Yankees rallied and edged the Giants, 4-2. Travis Sims was the inning hurler and struck out 14 batters; Hall, Hall and McInvale combined to mow down 16 batters. Daniel Byrd also struck out a batter for a total of 31 strikeouts.”

“Chicks 7, Orioles 2: Keith Pugh fired fastballs and struck out the side four innings in a row as the Chicks won their fourth straight game. Keith was tough as he mowed down 12 batters and yielded no hits. Jerry Peacock, Keith Pugh and Dwight Bennett each collected a hit for the Chicks in the second inning.”

“Dodgers 5, Giants 2: A four-run fifth inning powered the Dodgers past the Giants, 5-2. Johnny Andrews doubled, David Majors doubled and Jerry Daw singled to provide the offense for the Dodgers in their big inning. Johnny Andrews was the winning hurler and mowed down 10 Giants.”

“Dodgers 27, Yankees 2: The Yankees had a night in the field, but it was the wrong kind of night as their defense fell apart and 27 runs crossed home plate for the Dodgers. Sammy Garrett led the Dodgers as he went three-for-five and collected two singles and a triple in the process. The Yankees didn’t come to life until the bottom of the fifth as they scored two runs on two walks and a single by Daniel Byrd and a double by Kenny Dittman.”

“Chicks 7, Orioles 6: The Chicks made it five victories in a row as they edged the Orioles, 7-6. The Chicks started the scoring in the first inning as they pushed two runs across on two errors and a triple by Lonnie Finley. The Orioles concluded the night’s scoring as they pushed three runs over in their half of the second inning. The big blow in that frame was a single by Bruce Hutcheson.”

JUNE 26, 1952

“Legion Baseball Team Loses To Andalusia: The Evergreen Jr. American Legion Baseball Team lost a close tilt to the Andalusia team in their first start Tuesday afternoon. The boys played well and with a little more practice under their belts should turn into a first-class team.
“The game was played in Andalusia and the local team lost after leading for the first five and one half innings. The final score was 8 to 7. Regulation for Jr. A.L. Baseball is seven innings. The locals scored one run in the first while Andalusia scored two, but Evergreen pushed across five big tallies in the second frame that kept them the lead until the bottom half of the fifth when the Andalusia nine tied the count. Andalusia scored two more in the bottom of the sixth to ice the game. The locals tried hard to come back in the top of the seventh and last inning but could tally but one run.
“Hugh Ellington, pitching for Evergreen, surrendered only six hits but his backing was a little loose. He walked only one man and struck out three. Ellington also led his team in batting with two hits. Lewis and McLendon each had a hit for the locals to account for the only safe blows for the Evergreen team. Massey led the Andalusia batters with two safeties. Green was the winning pitcher. Andalusia will face Evergreen here in Brooks Stadium Thursday afternoon. After the close title in Andalusia, the local team is confident of a win. Regardless, the fans will be offered a well played, interesting contest."

JUNE 24, 1937

“Century Wins Two Games From Locals: Evergreen and Brewton meet here today in a double header, the twin bill to be played at Gantt Field, beginning at 2:30.
“The local baseball club extended its losing streak to five straight by yielding to Century on the Floridians’ grounds last Thursday by a score of 11 to 3, and repeating the loss by a 9 and 5 score at Gantt Field Sunday.
“Thursday’s contest found the locals hard-pressed for pitching, Bob Kendall and Mack Binion sharing the work on the hillock. Misplays afield contributed to the scoring by Century, although Century earned enough runs to win. The winners secured 18 base hits.
“Young Jim Lane went to the hill Sunday, in an effort to break the losing streak. He did well for four innings, turning over the hurling to Al Hansen in the fifth, who in turn yielded the mound to Doc Jones.
“Century cinched Sunday’s game with a six-run rally in the eighth inning at the expense of Hansen and Jones, scoring six runs on five hits, a wild pitch and two errors.
“Lefty Adams led the hitters, as well as being listed as winning pitcher, getting three bingles out of five tries.
“Lane, Hall and Seabrook with two hits each led the Evergreen hitters, one of Lane’s clouts being a left field homerun drive, the smack coming in the eighth inning.

“Hansen also smacked a round tripper down the left field dump, the blow scoring Lane ahead of big Al, accounting for both of Evergreen’s second-inning runs.”

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