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Seymour Press May 14 and 21, 1931

Seymour Press    May 14 and 21, 1931Seymour Wins from Vans Valley 4 to 0
Play Black Creek in Booster Game Here Sunday, May 17th
Seymour played big league baseball behind the stellar pitching of Lawrence John Sunday to win a hard fought game from the Vans Valley team at Vans Valley Sunday. John allowed the hard hitting Vans Valley team just three scattered hits and at no time was in any danger. He just coasted along and when Vans Valley got men on the base, Lawrence just turned on a little more steam and had them breaking backs.
Only three errors were chalked up against the Seymour team and were all charged to Erke who played third base. Clarence was a little nervous Sunday but with this game behind him he no doubt will play the kind of ball he is capable of from now on. The balance of the team handled everything that came their way and for six of the nine innings it was just 1-2-3 for Vans Valley.
The play of Vanderbloomen in the outfield was nothing short of spectacular and he robbed the Valley team of at least two hits by marvelous catches. Every man on the team with the exception of our pitcher, got at least one hit. Miller and Nicodem each got a two bagger. If the boys keep up this kind of hitting, it will just be too bad for Black Creek Sunday. Smiley is looking forward for O.J. to hang up his $5.00 prize for the first home run of the season.
What a sweet time it will be to get it next Sunday. The boys are selling tickets for Sunday’s game with Black Creek. We are not going to ask for any donations this year but would like to have everyone buy one ticket for the game Give the team a lift.
Seymour Defeats Black Creek 10 to 8
Team in Undisputed Possession Of First Place at Murphy's Corners Sunday
What a ball game! Thrills and chills galore, in fact everything that a baseball fan might wish for including some very mediocre umpiring. Led by the big war club of Bob Wolk who collected two doubles, two singles and a base on balls, Seymour's baseball team defeated Black Creek Sunday 10 to 8 in a real ball game. The lead in the game changed hands no less than four different times and was a thriller from start to finish.
Black Creek loaded the bases in the ninth inning but were only able to score one run. Outside of Bob's hitting the work of Ray Miller in left field and Art Summers, the Mickie Cochrane of Seymour team, were outstanding. Miller robbed the Black Creek team of no less than two hits — once by going back to the race track after a tall fly and again by the shoe string catch while on a dead run. No less than five Black Creek base runners tried to steal second base on Art and he got them all by a city block. Most teams try to steal just once on Art and then call it a day. But these Black Creek runners were a persistent bunch.
Neither of the starting pitchers was able to stay the route. Seymour getting to Stengle for 5 runs in the third, when he was relieved by Shaw who pitched a good game the rest of the way. Lawrence John started for Seymour but had trouble locating the plate and was relieved by Leonard John in the fifth and Leonard went on from there. He had Black Creek at his mercy all the time.
Nearly 300 fans attended the game. It being the largest crowd present in recent years. The team appreciated the large attendance and we hope the fans would stay with them even if they drop a couple of games. Next Sunday the team goes to Murphy’s Corners and expect a hot game from the team. A win for the Corner’s team would place them in tie for first place with Seymour. But we don’t think they will win.
Frank Murphy’s Note: Tell the Seymour fans that Bill Row is all wet when he thinks the Corner's team cannot win. If they wish to see some real baseball, next Sunday's game will give it to them.

Batting Averages After Three Games
AB Hits Average
R. Wolk 12 6 .500
H. Nagle 13 6 .461
R.C. Miller 13 5 .384
H. Krahn 6 2 .333
A.C. Nicodem 13 4 .307
Leonard John 14 4 .285
B. Vanderbloom 15 4 .266
C. Erke 4 1 .250
Lawrence John 12 2 .200
G. Wassenberg 2 0 .000
Ralph Puls, Roy Puls, Ray Mueller
Team batting average .327

Outagamie County League Standings
Won Lost Pct.
Seymour 3 0 .1000
Murphy's Corner 2 1 .666
Nichols 2 1 .666
Black Creek 1 2 .333
Vans Valley 1 2 .333
Stephensville 0 3 .000

Police Warning
Motorists are warned to have both their headlights and taillights in good working condition when driving at night. All dog owners are warned to not let their dogs run at large either day or night. Several complaints have been made and every dog found at large will be shot.

J.N. Decker Chief of Police
Seymour to Attend State Track Meet Saturday, May 23, 1931
Seymour High School track team will travel to Madison on Friday afternoon so it will be in good condition to compete in the state meet on Saturday. The team has shown plenty of strength in the early meets of the season, but whether the boys will be able to win at Madison is doubtful as they will be forced to meet some of the top athletes in the state. Those who will represent Seymour in each event are as follows:
100 Yard Dash - Huettl and Feurig
220 Yard Dash - Huettl and Spaude
440 Yard Dash Huettl and Rusch
Half Mile - Feurig and Wassenberg
Mile - Pauls and Ziesemer
120 High Hurdles -Piehl and Hallada
220 Low Hurdles - Piehl and Hillegas
Shot Put - Koepp
Pole Vault - Rusch and Shepard
Broad Jump - Koepp

Seymour Track Records

50 Yard Dash - Brennan - 6 seconds, 1927
100 Yard Dash - Koepp - 10.7, 1930
440 Yard Dash - Rusch - 55.9, 1931
Half Mile - Mueller - 2:15, 1930
High Jump - Piehl and Mueller - 5'6" , 1930
Running Broad Jump - Koepp 19'6", 1931
Half Mile Relay - Ness, Mueller, Rusch and Koepp
1:40, 1930
Mile - Laskowski, Wrightstown - 4:53, 1930
Shot Put - Fenske, Gillett - 40'6"
Discus - Service. Hortonville -107'6", 1930

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