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Jack Gordon




VOL. IV, NO. 7






Ex-Philly Moundsman Bows To Ace

The Receiving Station baseball team blasted the Marines nine 4 to 1, in a nine inning game played at Roosevelt Field last week. The Marines tried all the tricks of baseball to stop the league-leading sailors, but their efforts were in vain.

Slide, Joey, Slide!

Joe Sileo of the R/S PSNY baseball squad slides into 3rd base in August 1945

Photo (probably) by F.L.Ash  

Joe Sileo, Receiving Station's speedy second sacker, is shown here as he starts a slide into third base during last week's Marines-R/S game at Roosevelt Park. George Maroney, the Marines' third baseman, made the putout despite the fact that both boys ended up in a roly-poly scramble for the bag. The Marines lost the contest 4-1.

Excellent defensive baseball on the part of the R/S nine was the outstanding feature of the game, along with five-hit pitching by Bob Trestler. This was Trestler's eighth victory this season against no defeats. He struck out seventeen Marines as he bested his opposing pitcher, Jim Pope, formerly of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League.

The hard hitting sailor nine started their offensive work the first time they were at bat, as the lead-off man, Martinelli, singled to center. Anderson was called out, and then Tollefson, one of the league's leading hitters, drove out a smashing single to right field. Stan Zielecki, another top-notch hitter in the Olympic League, blasted out a double to score Martinelli. Seeley followed with a single, scoring Tollefson. Smith reached first on a fielder's choice. Tricarico then struck struck out to end the inning with two runs in on four hits, and two men left on the bases.

From this time on it was evident that the sailors had assured themselves of another victory, to put them way out in front of the Olympic League play. The fourth inning saw Smith reach first on a passed ball. Tricarico made first on an error. Both runners advanced on a passed ball. Sileo laid down a nice bunt to score Smith. Trestler struck out and Tricarico came home on a wild throw. Martinelli struck out to retire the side with two runs scored.

The Marines scored one run in the seventh inning as Maroney doubled to center. Then Gardner flied out. Coleman singled, scoring Maroney. Pittman struck out and Diffenbacher struck out.

The sailors have rounded into one of the best nines in this section, as is indicated by their season's record of 24 victories against four defeats. However, Coach Tadd is anticipating losing a few men in the near future and he would like to have any and all men who have previously played organized baseball to contact him at the Welfare Office in Bldg. 502. He is in need of a catcher at present, and outfielders who can hit the ball. Here is your chance to tryout for the leading nine in the Olympic League.

                                R     H    E

R/S .......... 200 200 000 --  4     7    0

Marines .......000 000 100 --  1     5    1

Batteries-- R/S: Trestler pitching and Zielecki catching. Marines: Pope pitching and Bassett catching. Struck out by--Trestler 17; Pope 7.


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