Florida State Baseball - 1948 Year In Review

Florida State Baseball - 1948 Year In Review

Coaching Staff
Charlie Armstrong, Head Coach

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From the Sunday News-Democrat, February 8, 1948, page 10

The initial reporting date for candidates for Florida State University's first baseball team has been set for Monday, Feb. 9, according to a release made by Athletic Director Dr. Howard G. Danford.

All interested candidates are slated to report to temporary coaches Ed Williamson or J.K. Kennedy.

20-Game Slate

In conjunction with the opening of diamond drills, Dr. Danford released a heavy 20-game diamond slate:

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Date      Loc  Team                                                                                                                                                                              
03/29/48   H   Mississippi College                                                                                                                                                                      
03/30/48   H   Mississippi College                                                                                                                                                                      
04/01/48   H   Mercer                                                                                                                                                                                   
04/02/48   A   Troy State                                                                                                                                                                               
04/09/48   H   Rollins College                                                                                                                                                                          
04/10/48   H   Rollins College                                                                                                                                                                          
04/16/48   A   Mississippi College                                                                                                                                                                      
04/17/48   A   Mississippi College                                                                                                                                                                      
04/22/48   A   Mercer                                                                                                                                                                                   
04/23/48   A   Middle Georgia College                                                                                                                                                                   
04/24/48   A   Georgia-Savannah                                                                                                                                                                         
05/07/48   A   Georgia Teachers                                                                                                                                                                         
05/08/48   A   Georgia Teachers                                                                                                                                                                         
05/14/48   H   Middle Georgia College                                                                                                                                                                   
05/15/48   H   Georgia-Savannah                                                                                                                                                                         
05/21/48   A   Rollins College                                                                                                                                                                          
05/22/48   A   Rollins College                                                                                                                                                                          
05/28/48   H   Troy State                                                                                                                                                                               
05/29/48   H   Troy State                                                                                                                                                                               

1948 Florida State Signees/Newcomers


1948 Roster - By Name

Roster from FSU's Sports Information Department.
L
T                                                    PY
R Name                  Pos     B-T  Hgt   Wgt  Cl   Ltr  Hometown (Prior School)
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Dozier Allen          2B           5-9   170  Fr        Milton
  Chris Banakas         OF           6-0   187  So        Pensacola (Pensacola/Florida)
N Joe Bassett           P            5-10  175  Fr        Quincy (Gadsden County)
   Bracewell            SS                                
* Lamar Brown           OF           6-1   187  So        Pensacola
* Howard Calhoun        P         R  6-2   185  So        Saint Petersburg (Saint Petersburg)
  Ralph Chaudron        2B           5-7   160  Fr        Pensacola (Pensacola)
  R.E. Compton                                            Jacksonville
* Harold Conrad         C            5-10  165  So        Panama City
  Sam Cox               OF-1B-P   L                       Quincy
N Ed Gay                P            5-10  145  So        Tavares
N Glenn Gresham         OF-3B        5-11  160  Fr        Pensacola
* Wayne Howell          P            6-0   165  Jr        Fort Lauderdale
* Godfrey Knight        P            5-11  148  So        Panama City
N Emerson Kramer        SS           5-10  160  Fr        Stuart
* Dago Murphy           OF           6-0   195  So        Sneads
* Ronald Nettles        C            5-11  160  Fr        Tallahassee (Leon)
  George Newman         OF           5-10  165  So        Eau Gallie
* Al Padgett            SS           5-9   150  So        Marianna (Marianna/Tennessee)
* Billy Parker          3B           5-10  173  So        Montgomery, AL
* Truby Shaw            1B           6-0   170  So        Panama City
* Bill Tanner           1B           6-2   165  So        New Smyrna Beach
  Clyde Wiggins                                           White Springs
* Jack Wilson           C-OF         6-0   170  Jr        Milton (Florida Southern)
* John Witt             P         R  6-0   172  Fr        West Palm Beach
N = Freshman numeral

Letters and numerals listed in the Daily Democrat, May 30, 1948, page 9 and FSU's Sports Information EOY Baseball Summary Sheet.


Dago Murphy hit FSU's first home run against the Georgia Teachers on May 7, 1948.

From the Flambeau, May 7, 1948
Wayne Howell, right-handed pitcher has been lost to the FSU baseball cause due to illness.

Coach Armstrong has lost four men who might have proved valuable to the team. Sam Cox, outfielder and pitcher, dropped out of school after giving a creditable performance in the first three games of the year. Ralph Chaudron and Chris Banakas, both Pensacola boys, were released from the team due to scholastic difficulties. The fourth man of the quartet is Howell.


From the Daily Democrat, May 30, 1948, page 9.
Varsity awards for baseball, golf, tennis, and swimming have been presented to 47 Florida State University players and managers.

Those receiving baseball letters:
Dozier Allen, Charles L. Brown, Howard Calhoun, Harold Conrad, Wayne Howell, Godfrey Knight, Burnell Murphy, Ronald Nettles, Al Padgett, William Parker, Truby Shaw, William Tanner, Jack Wilson, John Witt and manager Clyde Wiggins.

Freshman numerals were presented to:
Al Bassett, Glenn Gresham and Emerson Kramer.

Editors Note: In the 1948 Baseball folder in the Sports Information Department, the EOY Baseball Summary Sheet also lists Edward Gay as a numeral winner.


1948 Schedule and Results

DATE
REF
LOC
OPPONENT
SCORE
CWS
03/29
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Home games played at Centennial Field
W 6-0
 
03/30
Ref
H
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
L 3-13
 
04/09
Ref
H
ROLLINS COLLEGE
L 5-20
 
04/10
Ref
H
ROLLINS COLLEGE
L 5-8
 
04/16
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
W 6-5
 
04/17
Ref
A
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
L 6-7
 
04/22
Ref
A
MERCER
W 14-12
 
04/23
Ref
A
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
W 5-4
 
04/24
Ref
A
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
L 4-9
 
04/28
Ref
A
TROY STATE
L 2-3
 
05/07
Ref
A
GEORGIA TEACHERS
W 5-2
 
05/08
Ref
A
GEORGIA TEACHERS
W 12-8
 
05/14
Ref
H
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
W 7-6
 
05/15
Ref
H
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
W 8-3
 
05/21
Ref
A
ROLLINS COLLEGE
L 5-8
 
05/22
Ref
A
ROLLINS COLLEGE
L 2-8
 
05/27
Ref
H
TROY STATE
W 6-5
 
EOY Stats Ref

CWS = College World Series

                Overall   Home     Away    Neutral
--------------------------------------------------
FSU RECORD IS    9- 8     4- 3     5- 5     0- 0


STARTING BATTING ORDER
DATE/OPPONENT123456789
03/29/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Sam
Cox
Jack
Wilson
Bill
Tanner
Dago
Murphy
Chris
Banakas
Al
Padgett
Howard
Calhoun
03/30/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Sam
Cox
Dago
Murphy
Chris
Banakas

Bracewell
Truby
Shaw
Harold
Conrad
Wayne
Howell
04/09/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Sam
Cox
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Bill
Tanner
Lamar
Brown
Emerson
Kramer
Howard
Calhoun
04/10/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Ralph
Chaudron
Billy
Parker
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
Chris
Banakas
Emerson
Kramer
Bill
Tanner
Ronald
Nettles
Sam
Cox
04/16/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Ronald
Nettles
Dozier
Allen
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Bill
Tanner
Billy
Parker
Lamar
Brown
Al
Padgett
Wayne
Howell
04/17/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Bill
Tanner
Ronald
Nettles
Lamar
Brown
Al
Padgett
Howard
Calhoun
04/22/1948
MERCER
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Truby
Shaw
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
Godfrey
Knight
04/23/1948
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Truby
Shaw
Harold
Conrad
Al
Padgett
John
Witt
04/24/1948
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Bill
Tanner
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
Howard
Calhoun
04/28/1948
TROY STATE
Dozier
Allen
Emerson
Kramer
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Truby
Shaw
Glenn
Gresham
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
Wayne
Howell
05/07/1948
GEORGIA TEACHERS
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Al
Padgett
Howard
Calhoun
05/08/1948
GEORGIA TEACHERS
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Al
Padgett
John
Witt
05/14/1948
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Al
Padgett
Godfrey
Knight
05/15/1948
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Al
Padgett
Howard
Calhoun
05/21/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
Truby
Shaw
Howard
Calhoun
05/22/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Bill
Tanner
Lamar
Brown
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
John
Witt
05/27/1948
TROY STATE
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Jack
Wilson
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Ronald
Nettles
Al
Padgett
Truby
Shaw
John
Witt

STARTING DEFENSE
DATE/OPPONENTPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRF
03/29/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Howard
Calhoun
Jack
Wilson
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Dago
Murphy
Sam
Cox
Chris
Banakas
03/30/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Wayne
Howell
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker

Bracewell
Dago
Murphy
Sam
Cox
Chris
Banakas
04/09/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Howard
Calhoun
Jack
Wilson
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Emerson
Kramer
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Sam
Cox
04/10/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Sam
Cox
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Ralph
Chaudron
Billy
Parker
Emerson
Kramer
Dago
Murphy
Lamar
Brown
Chris
Banakas
04/16/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Wayne
Howell
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
04/17/1948
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
Howard
Calhoun
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
04/22/1948
MERCER
Godfrey
Knight
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
04/23/1948
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
John
Witt
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
04/24/1948
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
Howard
Calhoun
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
04/28/1948
TROY STATE
Wayne
Howell
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Emerson
Kramer
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Glenn
Gresham
05/07/1948
GEORGIA TEACHERS
Howard
Calhoun
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/08/1948
GEORGIA TEACHERS
John
Witt
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/14/1948
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
Godfrey
Knight
Harold
Conrad
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/15/1948
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
Howard
Calhoun
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/21/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
Howard
Calhoun
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/22/1948
ROLLINS COLLEGE
John
Witt
Ronald
Nettles
Bill
Tanner
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy
05/27/1948
TROY STATE
John
Witt
Ronald
Nettles
Truby
Shaw
Dozier
Allen
Billy
Parker
Al
Padgett
Jack
Wilson
Lamar
Brown
Dago
Murphy

Game Stats and EOY Stats are copied from the official score sheets located in FSU's Sports Information Department.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   


1948 Batting Statistics

Name AVG GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT =========================================================================================================== Joe Bassett 1.000 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.000 0 Jack Wilson .299 17 15 67 10 20 4 1 0 10 26 .388 6 12 .356 5 Lamar Brown .295 16 15 61 7 18 0 3 0 10 24 .393 6 16 .358 13 Billy Parker .288 17 16 66 15 19 3 1 0 4 24 .364 8 17 .365 8 Dago Murphy .273 16 16 66 18 18 3 2 2 14 31 .470 12 10 .385 9 Harold Conrad .273 4 4 11 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 .273 3 2 .429 5 Sam Cox .267 4 4 15 4 4 1 1 0 4 7 .467 0 0 .267 2 Glenn Gresham .250 7 1 12 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 .250 3 2 .400 3 Godfrey Knight .250 4 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 2 2 .500 0 Dozier Allen .246 17 16 65 10 16 2 0 0 8 18 .277 5 7 .300 4 Wayne Howell .222 4 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 .222 0 0 .222 0 Bill Tanner .200 12 8 40 8 8 2 1 0 7 12 .300 4 6 .273 1 Howard Calhoun .200 9 7 20 5 4 0 0 0 0 4 .200 8 5 .429 0 John Witt .200 6 4 15 3 3 1 0 0 2 4 .267 3 2 .333 1 Al Padgett .170 16 14 53 4 9 0 0 0 3 9 .170 5 4 .241 3 Chris Banakas .154 4 3 13 0 2 1 0 0 1 3 .231 0 0 .154 0 Ronald Nettles .135 13 11 37 7 5 2 0 0 5 7 .189 13 9 .360 2 Truby Shaw .080 10 9 25 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 .080 5 7 .233 1 Emerson Kramer .000 4 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2 3 .182 0 Ralph Chaudron .000 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 Bracewell .000 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 .333 0 George Newman .000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 Ed Gay .000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 ====================================================================================== FSU .230 17 17 600 101 138 19 9 2 71 181 .302 86 0 104 0 .327 0 0 57 0 Opp .225 17 17 600 121 135 7 6 3 73 163 .272 100 129 .336 50

1948 Pitching Statistics

Name ERA W L APP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/AVG WP HBP BK SFA SHA ======================================================================================================================== John Witt 4 1 6 4 4 0 36.1 37 25 17 18 Howard Calhoun 4 3 9 7 5 1 63.1 44 46 46 71 Wayne Howell 1 2 4 3 1 0 22.2 20 22 25 14 Godfrey Knight 0 1 4 2 0 0 18.0 21 17 9 21 Sam Cox 0 1 1 1 1 0 9.0 10 8 2 5 Joe Bassett 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.1 3 3 1 0 ==================================================================================================== FSU 0.00 9 8 25 17 11 1 0 0 150.2 135 121 0 100 129 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 Opp 8 9 26 17 9 0 151.1 139 101 96 128

1948 Fielding Statistics

Name PO AST E FLD% DP ============================================= Wayne Howell 2 8 0 1.000 Glenn Gresham 6 3 0 1.000 Chris Banakas 2 0 0 1.000 Joe Bassett 0 1 0 1.000 Truby Shaw 63 1 4 .941 Harold Conrad 33 8 3 .932 Jack Wilson 46 5 4 .927 Ronald Nettles 75 13 7 .926 Dago Murphy 18 2 2 .909 Lamar Brown 38 1 4 .907 Godfrey Knight 1 8 1 .900 Bill Tanner 75 3 9 .897 Al Padgett 20 43 9 .875 Howard Calhoun 4 7 2 .846 Dozier Allen 30 32 13 .827 Sam Cox 5 4 2 .818 John Witt 2 7 2 .818 Emerson Kramer 4 4 2 .800 Billy Parker 22 21 14 .754 Ralph Chaudron 4 1 3 .625 Bracewell 0 1 3 .250 ======================== FSU 450 173 84 .881 Opp 451 174 75 .893
FLORIDA STATE 6, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 0
03/29/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL, Home games played at Centennial Field
From the Daily Democrat, March 30, 1948, page 8, by Fred Pettijohn

Backed by Howard "Howdy" Calhoun's fancy three-hit flinging that set 19 Mississippi college Choctaws down on strikes. Florida State University opened their initial diamond campaign here last night with a 6-0 victory before 963 fans in Centennial Field.

The two teams meet again tonight at 8:15 in the final tilt of the two-game series.

12-Hit Attack

With Calhoun, a rangy right-hander from St. Petersburg, completely dominating the Choctaws with his fast ball the Seminoles coasted in behind a 12-hit attack that accounted for a pair of tallies in the opening frame and a four-run cluster in the sixth.

Calhoun, off to a somewhat shaky start and bothered by wobbly control, improved as he went along. And through the closing innings he held the Mississippians almost helpless.

The Seminoles hopped on Choctaw Starter Jim Nicholson for a brace of runs in the first inning to stake Calhoun to his early lead.

Dozier Allen, FSU lead-off man, beat out a hit to first base and came all the way around when Billy Parker smashed a hard double.

Parker was erased at third trying to stretch the blow to a triple, but Sam Cox drew a pass to keep the Indians on the warpath.

Wilson Works Well

Jack Wilson, Seminole backstop who handled Calhoun nicely throughout the tilt, got the first of his two hits when he banged a single out over second base, and Cox moved down to the midway station.

After Bill Tanner flied to right field, Murphy singled to left scoring Cox with the second tally.

Nicholson bore down through the next four frames to hold the Seminoles away from the plate, but when his infield wobbled in back of him in the sixth the Indians pushed four runs across before he could put out the fire.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        5  2  2   1        0  0
Billy Parker            3B        5  1  2   1        2  0
Sam Cox                 CF        4  2  1   2        1  0
Jack Wilson             C         5  0  2   0       20  1
Bill Tanner             1B        3  0  0   0        3  0
Dago Murphy             LF        4  0  2   1        0  0
Chris Banakas           RF        4  0  1   0        1  0
Al Padgett              SS        4  0  0   0        0  0
Howard Calhoun          P         4  1  1   0        0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              38  6 11   5  0  0 27  2
Opp                              29  0  3   0  6 19 24 10

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dago Murphy (1)
2B - FSU-Billy Parker (1), Chris Banakas (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun       W (1-0)    9.0  3  0     6 19
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  3  0  0  6 19
Opp                  L          8.0 12  6     2  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
3
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
x
6
11
1
Attendance: 953

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 13, FLORIDA STATE 3
03/30/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Daily Democrat, March 31, 1948, page 8, no writer mentioned

The Mississippi college Choctaws gained an even break in their two-game series with Florida State University with a 13-3 decision over the Seminoles in a loosely played tilt in Centennial Field last night.

The Seminoles had copped the opener 6-0 Monday night behind "Howdy" Calhoun's brilliant three-hit mound effort.

Hampered by the wildness of starting pitcher Wade Howell, and shackled by their own fielding lapses the Seminoles were unable to check the Mississippians' attack.

Shaky Start

With Howell off to a shaky start in the opening frame the Choctaws got off to a four-run bulge concocted on a mixture of walks, errors and base hits.

After surviving the early outburst Howell settled down to hold the Chocs away from the plate until the sixth while his mates chipped away at Choctaw chunker Beard with single tallies in the second and fourth frames.

Howell's control and support folded again in the sixth, however, and Mississippi chased a half dozen tallies across in their second big frame before the fire could be put out.

Mississippi continued to roll against Knight and picked up a pair of scores in the eighth and a single score in the ninth to complete the rout.

Walked Ten

Howell passed 10 men and fanned three during his stay on the mound, while Knight issued one free ticket and whiffed five batsmen.

A total of 13 bobbles were committed by the two teams with the Seminoles contributing eight of the fumbles.

Beard, who went all the way on the Choctaw mound, spaced out the Seminoles' five hits nicely in racking up his triumph.

Dago Murphy, Sneads, contributed a triple to the muffled Seminole attack.

The Seminoles will meet Mercer's Bears here Thursday night in their next scheduled game.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        5  0  1   1        1  6
Billy Parker            3B        3  0  0   0        1  1
Sam Cox                 CF        5  0  0   0        1  0
Dago Murphy             LF        4  1  1   0        1  0
Chris Banakas           RF        4  0  1   1        0  0
 Bracewell              SS        2  1  0   0        0  1
  Jack Wilson           PH        0  0  0   0        0  0
  Al Padgett            PR-SS     1  0  0   0        0  0
  Lamar Brown           SS        1  0  0   0        0  0
Truby Shaw              1B        0  0  0   0        3  0
  Bill Tanner           1B        5  1  1   0       11  0
Harold Conrad           C         2  0  0   0        9  1
Wayne Howell            P         2  0  1   0        0  4
  Godfrey Knight        P         2  0  0   0        0  3
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  3  5   2  0  0 27 16
Opp                              41 13 10   1       27 12

E - Opp-6, FSU-Billy Parker 2 (2),  Bracewell 3 (3), Bill Tanner (1), Harold Conrad 2 (2)
3B - FSU-Dago Murphy (1)
SB - Opp-3, FSU-Sam Cox (1), Harold Conrad (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Wayne Howell         L (0-1)    6.2  4 10    10  3
Godfrey Knight                  2.0  6  3     1  5
                               ===================
FSU                             8.2 10 13  0 11  8
Opp                  W          9.0  5  3     6  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
4
0
0
0
0
6
0
2
1
13
10
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
3
5
8
Attendance: 763

ROLLINS COLLEGE 20, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/09/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, April 11, 1948, page 10, no writer mentioned

Grey was the whole show in Friday night's opening Tar win.

After coming in to relieve Covello with five runs across, the bases full and only one out, the big righthander pitched 8 1/3 innings of hitless shutout ball.

In addition to his mound effort Grey contributed a triple and three singles to pace the Tars crushing 20-5 win.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        2  1  0   0        3  1
  Ralph Chaudron        2B        3  0  0   0        0  0
Billy Parker            3B        1  1  0   0        2  0
  Glenn Gresham         3B        1  0  0   0        0  0
Sam Cox                 RF        3  1  1   1        3  0
  Chris Banakas         RF        1  0  0   0        0  0
Jack Wilson             C         2  1  0   0        9  4
  Ronald Nettles        C         1  0  0   0        4  0
Dago Murphy             LF        3  0  0   0        1  0
Bill Tanner             1B        2  1  1   2        1  0
  Truby Shaw            1B        1  0  0   0        1  0
Lamar Brown             CF        3  0  0   0        2  0
Emerson Kramer          SS        4  0  0   0        1  1
Howard Calhoun          P         0  0  0   0        0  0
  George Newman         PH        1  0  0   0        0  0
  Wayne Howell          P         1  0  0   0        0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              29  5  2   3  0  0 27  7
Opp                              41 20 14  15       27  8

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dozier Allen (1), Ralph Chaudron (1), Sam Cox (1), Jack Wilson (1), Bill Tanner 2 (3), Truby Shaw 2 (2), Lamar Brown (1)
2B - FSU-Sam Cox (1), Bill Tanner (1)
3B - Opp-1

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun       L (1-1)    6.2  9 16     9  9
Wayne Howell                    2.1  5  4     3  4
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 14 20  0 12 13
Opp                  W          9.0  2  5    10 13


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ROLLINS COLLEGE
2
5
4
0
0
3
2
1
3
20
14
2
FLORIDA STATE
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
2
9
Attendance: 1,030

ROLLINS COLLEGE 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
04/10/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, April 11, 1948, page 10, no writer mentioned

The Rollins Tars swept their two-game weekend series with Florida State University with an 8-5 win over the Seminoles in Centennial field last night.

The Tars had taken the opener 20-5 Friday night.

Big John Grey, hero of the opening win, came back to the mound last night to throttle a ninth-inning rally and preserve the Tars margin.

Tars Rally

The Tars, trailing 4-2 after the first five innings of play, staged a pair of three-run outbursts in the sixth and eighth to rack up their triumph.

Saurbrun, who went the first five innings before being removed for a pinch hitter in the Tars sixth, received credit for the win.

Jim Covello, who was pounded from the hill in the first inning of Friday's tilt, came in to work until the ninth before giving way to Grey.

Lefty Sam Cox went all the way on the FSU mound.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Ralph Chaudron          2B        4  0  0   1        4  1
  Dozier Allen          PH-2B     2  0  1   0        0  0
Billy Parker            3B        6  1  2   0        2  0
Lamar Brown             CF        5  0  1   0        3  1
Dago Murphy             LF        4  1  1   1        1  0
Chris Banakas           RF        4  0  0   0        1  0
  Jack Wilson           PH-RF     1  0  0   0        0  0
Emerson Kramer          SS        1  0  0   0        0  2
  Al Padgett            SS        2  0  0   0        0  0
  Glenn Gresham         PH        1  0  1   0        0  0
Bill Tanner             1B        5  1  0   0       11  0
Ronald Nettles          C         1  1  0   0        5  1
Sam Cox                 P         3  1  2   1        0  4
                                 ========================
FSU                              39  5  8   3  0  0 27  9
Opp                              41  8 10   6       27  6

E - Opp-8, FSU-Ralph Chaudron 2 (3), Billy Parker (3), Emerson Kramer 2 (2), Al Padgett (1), Bill Tanner 2 (5), Ronald Nettles (1), Sam Cox (2)
2B - Opp-2
3B - FSU-Sam Cox (1)
SB - FSU-Dozier Allen (1), Billy Parker (1), Lamar Brown (1), Sam Cox (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Sam Cox              L (0-1)    9.0 10  8     2  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 10  8  0  2  5
Opp                  W          9.0  8  5     6 14


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
ROLLINS COLLEGE
0
0
1
1
0
3
0
3
0
8
10
8
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
2
1
1
0
0
1
0
5
8
10
Attendance: 372

FLORIDA STATE 6, MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 5
04/16/1948, CLINTON, MS
From the Sunday-News Democrat, April 18, 1948, page 6, no writer mentioned

CLINTON, MS - The Florida State University Seminoles split their two game series with the Mississippi Choctaws here winning Friday's opener 6-5 and bowing in the finale Saturday afternoon.

The two teams had previously divided an early series played in the Florida capital.

Wayne Howell pitched the Seminoles to their second win of the season in the Friday tilt when he spaced out nine Choctaw blows to gain a tight one-run decision over a pair of Mississippi hurlers.

The Seminoles picked up their scores in two-run clusters in the first, fifth and eighth to overcome early Choctaw leads.

In the nightcap the Choctaws broke a 6-6 deadlock in the last half of the ninth to push the winning run across the plate.

Beard and Ross, who divided mound duties for the Choctaws, were touched for ten blows, but staggered in over the combined efforts of Howdy Calhoun, Knight and Wynn who worked for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Ronald Nettles          C         4  1  0   0        1  0
Dozier Allen            2B        4  1  0   0        2  4
Jack Wilson             LF        4  1  1   0        2  0
Dago Murphy             RF        5  2  2   2        0  1
Bill Tanner             1B        4  1  1   2       12  0
Billy Parker            3B        4  0  2   0        1  2
Lamar Brown             CF        4  0  1   0        2  0
Al Padgett              SS        2  0  0   0        3  5
Wayne Howell            P         4  0  0   0        1  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  6  7   4  0  0 24 13
Opp                              32  5  7   3       24 13

E - Opp-8, FSU-Ronald Nettles (2), Jack Wilson 3 (4), Bill Tanner (6), Billy Parker 2 (5)
2B - FSU-Dago Murphy 2 (2)
SB - Opp-5

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Wayne Howell         W (1-1)    9.0  7  5     6  5
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  5  0  6  5
Opp                  L          9.0  7  6     6  6


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
0
6
8
4
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
1
0
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
5
9
4

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE 7, FLORIDA STATE 6
04/17/1948, CLINTON, MS
From the Sunday-News Democrat, April 18, 1948, page 6, no writer mentioned

CLINTON, MS - The Florida State University Seminoles split their two game series with the Mississippi Choctaws here winning Friday's opener 6-5 and bowing in the finale Saturday afternoon.

The two teams had previously divided an early series played in the Florida capital.

Wayne Howell pitched the Seminoles to their second win of the season in the Friday tilt when he spaced out nine Choctaw blows to gain a tight one-run decision over a pair of Mississippi hurlers.

The Seminoles picked up their scores in two-run clusters in the first, fifth and eighth to overcome early Choctaw leads.

In the nightcap the Choctaws broke a 6-6 deadlock in the last half of the ninth to push the winning run across the plate.

Beard and Ross, who divided mound duties for the Choctaws, were touched for ten blows, but staggered in over the combined efforts of Howdy Calhoun, Knight and Wynn who worked for FSU.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        2  0  1   0        0  0
  Emerson Kramer        2B        1  0  0   0        1  0
Billy Parker            3B        2  0  1   1        0  0
  Glenn Gresham         3B        2  0  0   0        2  0
Jack Wilson             LF        5  1  3   1        0  0
Dago Murphy             RF        5  1  1   0        3  0
Bill Tanner             1B        4  1  2   1        5  1
Ronald Nettles          C         2  1  1   1       10  0
Lamar Brown             CF        4  0  0   0        4  0
Al Padgett              SS        4  1  0   0        2  1
Howard Calhoun          P         1  1  0   0        0  2
  Godfrey Knight        P         0  0  0   0        0  2
  John Witt             P         0  0  0   0        0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  9   4  0  0 27  6
Opp                              35  7  7   4       27  9

E - Opp-4, FSU-Dozier Allen (2), Ronald Nettles (3), Al Padgett (2), Godfrey Knight (1), John Witt 2 (2)
2B - Opp-1, FSU-Billy Parker (2), Jack Wilson (1), Bill Tanner (2), Ronald Nettles (1)
3B - Opp-1
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Jack Wilson (1), Ronald Nettles (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun                  5.1  3  3     7  4
Godfrey Knight       L (0-1)    3.1  3  4     4  4
John Witt                       0.1  1  0     1  0
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  7  7  0 12  8
Opp                  W          9.0  9  6     9  4


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
1
2
0
2
0
1
0
6
9
6
MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE
1
0
0
0
1
2
2
0
1
7
7
4

FLORIDA STATE 14, MERCER 12
04/22/1948, MACON, GA NAME POSITION AB R H RBI BB SO PO A ======================= ======== == == == === == == == == Dozier Allen 2B 6 1 2 1 1 1 Billy Parker 3B 6 1 2 0 0 2 Jack Wilson LF 5 4 2 2 4 0 Dago Murphy RF 6 2 2 2 0 0 Lamar Brown CF 5 2 3 2 6 0 Truby Shaw 1B 4 0 0 0 10 0 Bill Tanner 1B 1 0 0 0 3 0 Ronald Nettles C 3 1 1 2 6 1 Al Padgett SS 5 0 0 0 0 5 Godfrey Knight P 0 1 0 0 0 1 Joe Bassett P 1 1 1 0 0 1 Howard Calhoun P 2 1 1 0 0 1 ======================== FSU 44 14 14 9 0 0 30 12 Opp 42 12 11 9 30 17 E - Opp-9, FSU-Ronald Nettles (4), Howard Calhoun 2 (2) 2B - FSU-Billy Parker (3), Jack Wilson (2) HR - Opp-1 SB - FSU-Billy Parker (2), Dago Murphy 2 (2) NAME IP H R ER BB SO ============================== ==== == == == == == Godfrey Knight 3.2 4 4 2 3 Joe Bassett 1.1 3 3 1 0 Howard Calhoun W (2-1) 5.0 4 5 4 3 =================== FSU 10.0 11 12 0 7 6 Opp L 10.0 14 14 7 6

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
2
2
2
1
0
0
3
2
14
14
3
MERCER
0
0
0
4
3
1
0
4
0
0
12
11
9

FLORIDA STATE 5, MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL 4
04/23/1948, COCHRAN, GA NAME POSITION AB R H RBI BB SO PO A ======================= ======== == == == === == == == == Dozier Allen 2B 5 0 2 0 3 4 Billy Parker 3B 4 2 1 0 1 3 Jack Wilson LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 Dago Murphy RF 5 0 2 0 1 0 Lamar Brown CF 5 0 3 1 3 0 Truby Shaw 1B 3 1 1 0 12 0 Harold Conrad C 4 2 2 0 6 4 Al Padgett SS 4 0 0 0 0 2 John Witt P 4 0 1 2 1 2 ======================== FSU 39 5 13 3 0 0 27 15 Opp 35 4 10 4 27 13 E - Opp-3, FSU-Dozier Allen (3) SB - Opp-7, FSU-Dozier Allen 2 (3), Billy Parker 2 (4), Dago Murphy (3), Lamar Brown 2 (3), Truby Shaw (1), Harold Conrad 2 (3) NAME IP H R ER BB SO ============================== ==== == == == == == John Witt W (1-0) 9.0 10 4 2 4 =================== FSU 9.0 10 4 0 2 4 Opp L 9.0 13 5 2 8

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
5
12
1
MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
0
1
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
4
10
3

GEORGIA-SAVANNAH 9, FLORIDA STATE 4
04/24/1948, SAVANNAH, GA NAME POSITION AB R H RBI BB SO PO A ======================= ======== == == == === == == == == Dozier Allen 2B 4 0 0 0 2 5 Billy Parker 3B 4 1 1 0 1 3 Jack Wilson LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 Dago Murphy RF 1 2 1 1 1 0 Lamar Brown CF 4 0 2 1 4 0 Bill Tanner 1B 4 0 0 1 9 1 Ronald Nettles C 3 0 0 0 3 1 Al Padgett SS 4 0 1 0 2 5 Howard Calhoun P 3 0 0 0 1 0 ======================== FSU 31 4 7 3 0 0 24 15 Opp 33 9 4 3 27 13 E - Opp-2, FSU-Dozier Allen 2 (5), Billy Parker 3 (8), Ronald Nettles (5), Al Padgett 2 (4) 2B - Opp-1 3B - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Wilson (1) SB - Opp-2, FSU-Dozier Allen (4), Bill Tanner (1), Al Padgett (1) NAME IP H R ER BB SO ============================== ==== == == == == == Howard Calhoun L (2-2) 8.0 4 9 8 1 =================== FSU 8.0 4 9 0 8 1 Opp W 9.0 7 4 5 4

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
0
4
7
8
GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
0
2
0
1
4
2
0
0
x
9
4
2

TROY STATE 3, FLORIDA STATE 2
04/28/1948, TROY, AL
From the Daily Democrat, April 29, 1948, page 9, no writer mentioned

The Florida State University diamond squad went down to its sixth defeat against four victories yeaterday in Troy, Ala. when they dropped a tight 3-2 tilt to the Red Wave.

After Wayne Howell, FSU starting pitcher, had singled a tally across in the second to give his club a 1-0 lead, the Wave bounced back in the third to push over all their scores.

Blackie Connell, Wave leftfielder, accounted for two of the tallies with a 326 foot drive over the rightfield fence with one man aboard.

Rally In Eighth

The Seminoles rallied in the eighth to push their second run across on a pass, single and Ronald Nettles double, but the rally fell short.

Howell, who worked the first 4 2/3 innings before giving way to Howdy Calhoun, was charged with the defeat.

The Seminoles, playing their best game of the season afield, turned in a fast double play in the fourth to haul Howell out of a tight spot.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        5  0  1   0        2  3
Emerson Kramer          3B        3  0  0   0        2  1
  Billy Parker          PH-3B     1  0  0   0        0  0
Jack Wilson             LF        4  0  0   0        2  0
Lamar Brown             CF        5  0  0   0        0  0
Truby Shaw              1B        2  1  0   0       10  0
Glenn Gresham           RF        3  1  1   0        0  0
Ronald Nettles          C         4  0  1   1        5  2
Al Padgett              SS        2  0  0   0        1  3
Wayne Howell            P         2  0  1   1        1  2
  Howard Calhoun        P         2  0  1   0        1  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  2  5   2  0  0 24 11
Opp                              25  3  5   3       27  6

E - Opp-4, FSU-Ronald Nettles (6)
2B - FSU-Ronald Nettles (2)
HR - Opp-1
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Jack Wilson (2), Glenn Gresham 3 (3)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Wayne Howell         L (1-2)    4.2  4  3     6  2
Howard Calhoun                  3.1  1  0     1  3
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  5  3  0  7  5
Opp                  W          9.0  5  2     7 11


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
5
1
TROY STATE
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
x
3
5
4

FLORIDA STATE 5, GEORGIA TEACHERS 2
05/07/1948, STATESBORO, GA
From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 9, 1948, page 10, no writer mentioned

STATESBORO, GA - The Florida State University baseball nine broke their two-game losing streak Friday afternoon against the Georgia Teachers College winning a 5-2 margin in Statesboro. Seminole hurler, Howard "Howdy" Calhoun who toiled for Coach Charlie Armstrong's squad, limited the Georgians to five hits and he fanned fifteen men.

Calhoun was in serious trouble only in the seventh inning when GTC started a rally with a two-run uprising. The Indians had two miscues in the field throughout the game, tightening down whenever the Teachers threatened.

Murphy Homers

The Seminoles got to Georgia pitcher, Hall, in the first stanza when they tallied twice, then in the fifth Dago Murphy, husky outfielder from Sneads, poled the big blow of the game, a home run with one man aboard, to give Calhoun a 4-0 lead. The round-tripper was the first one of the year for Florida State.

Armstrong's charges pushed across an additional tally in the eighth inning to run the score up to 5-2.

The two game series with the Teachers was the first activity for FSU since their loss to Troy State 3-2 on April 28. The victory gives Calhoun a season's record of three wins and two losses.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        4  1  2   0        0  1
Billy Parker            3B        5  1  1   0        0  2
Jack Wilson             LF        5  0  1   0        2  0
Dago Murphy             RF        5  2  2   3        0  0
Lamar Brown             CF        4  1  1   0        2  0
Harold Conrad           C         2  0  0   0       14  1
Truby Shaw              1B        4  0  0   0        6  0
Al Padgett              SS        4  0  0   0        3  1
Howard Calhoun          P         3  0  0   0        0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  5  7   3  0  0 27  6
Opp                              34  2  5   2       27  9

E - Opp-6, FSU-Dozier Allen (6), Billy Parker (9)
2B - Opp-1
HR - FSU-Dago Murphy (1)
SB - Opp-4, FSU-Dago Murphy (4), Lamar Brown 2 (5), Harold Conrad 2 (5)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun       W (3-2)    9.0  5  2     3 15
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  5  2  0  3 15
Opp                  L          9.0  7  5     4 15


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
2
0
0
0
2
0
0
1
0
5
7
2
GEORGIA TEACHERS
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
2
5
6

FLORIDA STATE 12, GEORGIA TEACHERS 8
05/08/1948, STATESBORO, GA
From the Daily Democrat, May 10, 1948, page 6, no writer mentioned

STATESBORO, GA - Coach Charlie Armstrong's Florida State University diamond squad swept its series with the Georgia Teachers college here Saturday night with a decisive 12-8 triumph.

The Seminoles had taken the opener Friday afternoon 5-2.

Burly Dago Murphy, Sneads, who sparked the Seminole attack Friday with a long home run, duplicated his feat again Saturday night with a four-base wallop over the centerfield wall that scored two runners ahead of him and gave the Indians an 8-1 margin which they protected against the Teachers' closing rally.

John Witt, who went all the way on the Seminole mound, spaced out nine blows in racking up his triumph.

The FSU hurler weakened in the closing frames when the Teachers threatened to come from behind, but choked off an eighth inning uprising and blanked them in the ninth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        4  1  0   2        7  2
Billy Parker            3B        4  3  1   0        1  3
Jack Wilson             LF        5  1  3   3        0  0
Dago Murphy             RF        6  2  1   3        4  0
Lamar Brown             CF        4  1  1   1        2  0
Ronald Nettles          C         3  1  1   0        6  0
Truby Shaw              1B        5  0  1   0        7  1
Al Padgett              SS        5  1  3   2        0  5
John Witt               P         4  2  1   0        0  1
                                 ========================
FSU                              40 12 12  11  0  0 27 12
Opp                              38  8  8   6       27  7

E - Opp-3, FSU-Dozier Allen (7), Billy Parker (10), Al Padgett 3 (7)
2B - FSU-Jack Wilson (3), John Witt (1)
HR - Opp-1, FSU-Dago Murphy (2)
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Billy Parker 2 (6), Jack Wilson 2 (4), Dago Murphy 2 (6), Lamar Brown 2 (7)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Witt            W (2-0)    9.0  8  8     5  3
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  8  8  0  5  3
Opp                  L          9.0 12 12    10  8


  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
FLORIDA STATE
1
4
0
3
0
0
1
3
0
12
12
5
GEORGIA TEACHERS
1
0
0
0
1
2
1
3
0
8
8
3

FLORIDA STATE 7, MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL 6
05/14/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 16, 1948, page 8, no writer mentioned

Disputed Vicotory

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Florida State University's Seminole baseball team came from behind Friday night to score a hotly-disputed 7-6 win over Middle Georgia college in a ten-inning game at Centennial Field. Lamar Brown scored the winning run on a wild pitch.

John Witt, who relieved Godfrey Knight in the ninth got credit for his third victory of the season and the second win for him against the Georgia combine.

The dispute arose in the top of the tenth when Billy Parker, third sacker for the Seminoles pulled the old hidden ball trick on a Georgia player to halt a threatened rally. The Georgia coach and players maintained that the ball was not in play when Parker tagged the runner. After a heated argument between the coaches and team members, the umpires ruled the ball was in play.

Knight Pitches Well

Knight pitched good ball, allowing seven hits while striking out nine, but he was given shoddy fielding support by his teammates who committed six miscues.

Dozier Allen, Lamar Brown and Billy Parker collected two hits each to lead a 12-hit attack on Georgia Pitchers Haynes and Patrillo.

Allen rapped two doubles, and was deprived of a homer when he failed to touch third. Brown, Parker and Dago Murphy blasted triples.

The Teachers threatened to run away with the game as they practically ran the bases ragged with 11 steals, but the Indians counter attacked with six.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        5  1  2   1        2  1
Billy Parker            3B        4  1  2   2        3  2
Jack Wilson             LF        5  0  1   1        3  0
Dago Murphy             RF        4  1  1   0        1  0
Lamar Brown             CF        4  1  2   1        1  0
Harold Conrad           C         3  0  1   0        4  2
  Ronald Nettles        C         1  0  0   0        5  1
Truby Shaw              1B        4  0  0   0        9  0
Al Padgett              SS        3  0  1   0        1  1
  Glenn Gresham         SS        1  0  1   0        0  1
Godfrey Knight          P         2  2  1   0        1  2
  John Witt             P         0  1  0   0        0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              36  7 12   5  0  0 30 10
Opp                              37  6  8   3       28  6

E - Opp-6, FSU-Dozier Allen 2 (9), Harold Conrad (3), Ronald Nettles (7), Truby Shaw (3)
2B - FSU-Dozier Allen 2 (2), Jack Wilson (4)
3B - Opp-1, FSU-Billy Parker (1), Dago Murphy (2), Lamar Brown (1)
SB - Opp-11, FSU-Billy Parker (7), Jack Wilson (5), Dago Murphy 2 (8), Lamar Brown 2 (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Godfrey Knight                  9.0  8  6     2  9
John Witt            W (3-0)    1.0  0  0     1  0
                               ===================
FSU                            10.0  8  6  0  3  9
Opp                  L          9.1 12  7     7  1


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MIDDLE GEORGIA COLL
1
0
0
1
3
0
0
1
0
0
6
12
5
FLORIDA STATE
0
0
0
0
1
2
2
0
1
1
7
8
6
Attendance: 400

FLORIDA STATE 8, GEORGIA-SAVANNAH 3
05/15/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 16, 1948, page 6, no writer mentioned

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Florida State University Seminoles racked up their eighth victory of the season, and their fourth successive triumph last night when they hammered out a 8-3 win over the Savannah branch of the University of Georgia at Centennial field.

Backing Howard (Howdy) Calhoun's six-hit hurling with an 11-hit outburst of their own, the Seminoles picked up single tallies in the first, fourth, sixth and seventh and climaxed their scoring with a four-run outburst in the eighth to sew up the decision. Calhoun, big righthanded fast-baller from St. Petersburg, blew 14 of the Savannah Bulldogs down on strikes in achieving his triumph.

After surviving a rough first inning that saw the Georgians score twice on a single basehit, Calhoun breezed along until the eighth when the UGS counted their third tally.

Bill Tanner, with a triple and a single, and Allen, Parker, Wilson, and Padgett with two blows apiece, paced the Seminoles attack.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        5  1  2   2        2  1
Billy Parker            3B        5  1  2   0        1  1
Jack Wilson             LF        5  0  2   2        0  0
Dago Murphy             RF        4  0  0   0        0  0
Lamar Brown             CF        3  2  1   0        2  0
Ronald Nettles          C         4  1  0   1       13  3
Bill Tanner             1B        4  1  2   1        6  1
Al Padgett              SS        3  1  2   0        1  2
Howard Calhoun          P         2  1  0   0        2  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              35  8 11   6  0  0 27 10
Opp                              34  3  6   1       24  8

E - Opp-5, FSU-Billy Parker (11), Lamar Brown (2), Bill Tanner 2 (8), Al Padgett (8)
3B - FSU-Bill Tanner (1)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Lamar Brown 3 (12)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun       W (4-2)    9.0  6  3     3 14
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0  6  3  0  3 14
Opp                  L          8.0 11  8     5  5


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GEORGIA-SAVANNAH
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
3
11
5
FLORIDA STATE
1
0
0
1
0
1
1
4
x
8
6
5
Attendance: 400

ROLLINS COLLEGE 8, FLORIDA STATE 5
05/21/1948, WINTER PARK, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 23, 1948, page 11, no writer mentioned

WINTER PARK, FL - The Florida State University Seminoles came to life with a five-run rally in the eighth against Rollins Friday afternoon, but failed to overcome an early Tar margin and went down to their seventh defeat of the season against eight victories.

The triumph was the Tar's 17th in 18 starts against Florida college competition this season.

The thumping Tars built up an early 6-0 lead against Seminole ace Howdy Calhoun as they chipped away for pairs of runs in the first and second and single tallies in the third and sixth.

After the Indians had narrowed the gap to 6-5 the Tars bounced back with two runs in the eighth to ice the tilt.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        2  1  0   0        0  1
Billy Parker            3B        4  1  1   0        3  0
Jack Wilson             LF        4  0  0   1        3  0
Dago Murphy             RF        4  1  1   1        3  1
Lamar Brown             CF        4  0  0   0        4  0
Ronald Nettles          C         4  0  1   0        4  0
Al Padgett              SS        4  0  0   0        4  2
Truby Shaw              1B        2  0  0   0        3  0
  Bill Tanner           1B        1  1  0   0        0  0
Howard Calhoun          P         3  1  1   0        0  0
  Glenn Gresham         PH        1  0  0   0        0  0
                                 ========================
FSU                              33  5  4   2  0  0 24  4
Opp                              33  8  9   3       27 11

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dozier Allen (10), Dago Murphy (2), Lamar Brown (3)
2B - Opp-2, FSU-Dago Murphy (3)
SB - Opp-1, FSU-Lamar Brown (13), Al Padgett (2)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
Howard Calhoun       L (4-3)    8.0  9  8     5  3
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  9  8  0  5  3
Opp                  W          9.0  4  5     3  6


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FLORIDA STATE
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0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
5
4
3
ROLLINS COLLEGE
2
2
1
0
0
1
0
2
x
8
9
2

ROLLINS COLLEGE 8, FLORIDA STATE 2
05/22/1948, WINTER PARK, FL
From the Sunday-News Democrat, May 23, 1948, page 11, no writer mentioned

WINTER PARK, FL - The Rollins college baseball team made a clean sweep of their four-game series with Florida State University by taking an 8-2 decision today.

The game ended the season for the Rollins state intercollegiate championship nine. They chalked up 21 victories in 25 games.

Gray Wins Ninth

John Gray, big freshman righthander from West Palm Beach, hung up his ninth win against a single loss by turning in a two-hit performance against the FSU Seminoles and striking out 10 batters. He also collected a triple and a single in three trips to bat in two Rollins runs.

The Seminoles took a 2-1 lead in the second when they got two unearned runs off a base on balls, two errors and an infield hit.

The Tars got eight hits off John Witt, who went the distance for the Seminoles, with four of the hits, including Gray's triple, accounting for four runs in the fourth.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        4  0  0   0        4  1
Billy Parker            3B        4  0  0   0        1  0
Jack Wilson             LF        4  0  1   0        0  0
Dago Murphy             RF        3  0  0   0        2  0
Bill Tanner             1B        4  1  1   0        7  0
Lamar Brown             CF        3  0  0   0        2  0
  Ed Gay                PH        1  0  0   0        0  0
Ronald Nettles          C         3  1  0   0        6  2
Al Padgett              SS        3  0  0   0        1  7
John Witt               P         3  0  0   0        1  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  2  2   0  0  0 24 12
Opp                              33  8  7   6       27 14

E - Opp-3, FSU-Billy Parker 2 (13), Bill Tanner (9), Al Padgett (9)
3B - Opp-2
SB - Opp-2, FSU-Dago Murphy (9)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Witt            L (3-1)    8.0  7  8     6  4
                               ===================
FSU                             8.0  7  8  0  6  4
Opp                  W          9.0  2  2     2 10


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FLORIDA STATE
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2
0
0
0
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0
0
0
2
2
4
ROLLINS COLLEGE
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0
0
4
1
0
0
2
x
8
7
3

FLORIDA STATE 6, TROY STATE 5
05/27/1948, TALLAHASSEE, FL
From the Daily Democrat, May 28, 1948, page 8, no writer mentioned

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Coach Charlie Armstrong's Florida State University diamond squad is slated to meet Troy's Red Wave in Centennial field tonight at 8:15 in the final tilt of the Seminoles' initial baseball campaign.

Armstrong indicated early today that he would send righthanded fastball ace Howdy Calhoun to the mound tonight as the Seminoles aim toward their tenth victory against eight setbacks.

Seventh Inning Score

The Indians racked up their ninth win of the season yesterday afternoon when they pushed over a seventh inning tally to break a 5-5 deadlock and take the opening game of the series from the Wave 6-5.

Led by centerfielder Lamar Brown, who had a perfect day with two doubles and a single in three official trips to the plate, the Seminoles chipped away at Clark to overcome an early Troy lead and take the decision.

Witt's Fourth

Righthander John Witt, who went all the way on the Seminole hill to achieve his fourth win against a lone defeat, survived a shaky start that saw the Wave push over four of their scores in the first three frames.

Witt, touched for 11 blows, struck out seven and passed five in racking up his win.

Clark, who went the route for Troy, allowed nine blows, struck out five and passed an equal number.

       NAME             POSITION AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A
======================= ======== == == == === == == == ==
Dozier Allen            2B        1  0  0   0        1  1
  Glenn Gresham         PH-2B     3  0  0   1        4  2
Billy Parker            3B        4  1  1   0        3  2
Jack Wilson             LF        4  1  1   0        0  0
Dago Murphy             RF        3  3  1   0        0  0
Lamar Brown             CF        3  0  3   4        1  0
Ronald Nettles          C         4  0  0   0        7  2
Al Padgett              SS        3  1  2   1        2  4
Truby Shaw              1B        0  0  0   0        2  0
  Bill Tanner           1B        3  0  0   0        7  0
John Witt               P         4  0  1   0        0  2
                                 ========================
FSU                              32  6  9   6  0  0 27 13
Opp                              37  5 11   4       24 12

E - Opp-2, FSU-Dozier Allen 3 (13), Billy Parker (14), Lamar Brown (4), Truby Shaw (4)
3B - FSU-Lamar Brown 2 (3)
SB - Opp-7, FSU-Billy Parker (8), Al Padgett (3), John Witt (1)

       NAME                      IP  H  R ER BB SO
============================== ==== == == == == ==
John Witt            W (4-1)    9.0 11  5     2  7
                               ===================
FSU                             9.0 11  5  0  2  7
Opp                  L          8.0  9  6     5  5


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TROY STATE
0
1
3
0
0
0
1
0
0
5
9
6
FLORIDA STATE
0
1
2
0
1
1
1
0
x
6
11
2
Attendance: 223