Monday, June 19, 2017

The Evergreen Courant's Sports Flashback for June 19, 2017

Baseball legend Babe Ruth
JUNE 26, 2003

Presley-Fluker finished their season as the 2003 Babe Ruth League Champions on June 19, 2003. Members of the team are Justin Gary, John Goodson, Nick Klaetsch, J.T. Murphy, Ryan Moore, Coach Glen Gary, Darvin Mims, Jesse Crawford, Jonas Claiborne, Chase Brown and Coach Jonas Claiborne. Not pictured: Daniel Ballard, Quinton Lee and Austin Murphy.

Taylor’s University completed their first rank testing on April 26, 2003, where 15 students received belts ranking yellow, orange and green. They also went to competition on May 17, where they won four trophies and four medals.

Evergreen basketball team to attend Alabama Sports Festival 2003: The Evergreen Youth 18-and-Under basketball team has made it to the Alabama Sports Festival State Basketball Tournament to be held in Huntsville June 27-29, 2003.
They will play two games Fri., June 27, and two games Sat., June 28. If they win their pool, they will play in the championship game Sun., June 29, at 10 a.m.
Coach Ernest Boykin says his team has got a chance but they have to play smart.

JUNE 22, 1978

QB’s disco dance Fri., June 30, at Castleberry: The Conecuh County High School Quarterback Club is sponsoring a Disco Dance to be held Friday night, June 30, in the school gymnasium. Admission will be $2 for singles and $3.50 per couple. All young people are invited to come and enjoy this dance.

JUNE 25, 1953

Greenies Edge Baker 21 In Extra Innings; Gaston Whiffs 18 Men: The Evergreen Greenies won an uphill 2 to 1 victory over Baker, Fla. in a game played in Brooks Stadium Sunday afternoon that really gave fans their money’s worth. The local sluggers tied the game up 1-1 in the ninth inning and chased home the winning run in the last of the 11th. George Gaston and newcomer Jerry Kemp were heroes in the win.
Gaston scattered eight hits and it took a “fluke” homerun by Baker’s pitcher L. Rice to get a score off him. He shoved that third strike past 18 Baker batters, 16 of them falling in the regulation nine innings.
Kemp, who moved to Evergreen only a week ago, started his first game for the Greenies at third base and played errorless ball afield. In the 11th, he singled home Sam Brown for the winning marker.
Gaston was never in much trouble except in the eighth when he allowed two more hits after Rice’s homer. He struck out Whitfield with two men on to end the threat.
Sam Brown led the Evergreen hitters with two hits, one a triple, in five trips to the plate. He scored both runs for the locals.
Jeff Moorer also got a triple and a single in four trips and Kemp had two singles in five trips.
L. Rice had two hits in four trips, D. Rice and Holloway had two for five to lead the Baker batters.
Three Greenies play the Brewton Millers in Brewton tonight (Thursday) and the Millers come to Brooks Field for a game Sunday afternoon at three o’clock. Baker will be here again Sunday week.

JUNE 28, 1928

BABE RUTH SOCKS HOMER NUMBER 28: New York, June 24 – Babe Ruth smashed out his 28th home run of the year in the third inning of New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game here Sunday. No one was on base. Russell was pitching for the Red Sox.
The drive put Ruth 19 games, 15 days and four home runs ahead of the pace he followed last year to establish a new season record of 60.
Ruth hit his 28th and 29th homers last year in his 29th game on July 9, Ken Holloway of Detroit being victim. Sunday game was Ruth’s 60th. On June 24 in 1927 he had only 24 homes runs to his credit.

JUNE 26, 1879

MATCH GAME BASEBALL: There will be a match game of baseball on Friday evening next between the picked nine and the scrub nine of the Evergreen Baseball Club.

A match game of baseball was played in this place on the evening of the 23rd inst. between the Greenville and Evergreen Clubs. The score resulted as follows: Evergreen 29, Greenville 16.

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