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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1913.
Bock Island Independents to
Mix First Time Tomorrow
Morning at Expo.
M'GINNIS DESERTS TEAM
First Game With Muscatine-8unday,
Oct. 5 Schedue Is Almost
The Rock Island Independents will
hold their first scrimmage of the sea
son tomorrow mornlrg at Exposition
park, and all candidates for positions
On the team are requested to turn out
promptly at 9 o'clock. The squad
worked out Tuesday and ' Thursday,
evenings at Long View park, about 20
men trying out for the various' posi
tions. Coach Witt has a classy ! reper
toire of new plays up his 'sleeve and
signal practice hag been lightning' fa.it.
The Independents have lost a valuable
man in Charles McGinnis, who has de
cided to return to St. " Ambrose col-'
lege. Wagner, Wright, Paridon. Bron
dell, I lock and Sage are among the
new candidates who are 'trying for
positions on the. 1913 eleven.
The first game of the season will be
staged next Sunday. Oct. 5, at Island
City park, the opposition being'- the
South Muscatine Athletic club. Mus
catine has a lighter team than usual
this year, but It is also much faster
than past teams, and the Independents
will be forced to extend themselves
to the limit to win.
TIIK OI'POM-'IVI S
The schedule for the season has
nearly been completed and is as fol
lows: Oct. 5 Muscatine at Rock Island.
Oct. 12 Illinois club of Moline at
Oct. 19 I'eoria Socials at Hock
island. ' '
, Oct. 20 Olympic club of - Moline 'at
Rock Island. "
Nov. 2 Davenport-Independents at
Nov. 9 Open. (Probably Columbus
Nov. 16 Olympic club of MuHn'e at
Mollne, : '
Nov. 2.'5 Peorin Socials at Peoria.
Nov. .10 Open. (Probably Joliet,
Kockford or Spring Valley):
Peoria,, III.. Sept. 27. At a meeting
of the stockholders of. the' I'eoria
Amusement company, the. organization
which haw been behind the' Poorii'
Three I If ague team, which was' hyld
in the JefOrsoii hotel last . nigh;.' it
was decided to dispose of the " fran
chise of the ball club to anyone who
would not take it outside .of ' I'eoria.
Bids will.be advertised for and the
franchise will go to the one who the
directors . believe will do the nioft'
boosting for I'eoria. , ' , :
The enitre matter of the . disposal'
has been "lift with the board of di
rectors, who already, haye had corre
spondence with prospective buyers.
Already a major league ..magnate has
been Interested in the proposition and
may b the ultimate purchaser of the
franchise. The meeting was called
co that the board of directors mtaM
have the sanction of the stockholders
In any steps which they inirfht tike
to dispose of.tho indebtedness which
hflDfts over the organisation.
- Braves-Red Sox Series Off.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 27. Because of
Injuries to many members of the Bos
ton National baseball team the pro
posed post season series between the
For Sixty Years
this baals Aa entered into the daily lives of thousands of
It has been an important factor in their prosperity.
It has furnished the inspiration to save, which has led to
man,v fortunes . It has been more than a place to "deposit"
money; it has conserved the fortunes of a large throng of
" It wants to serve YOU in just the same way.
Open Saturday evenings 7:00 to 8:00 o'clock- '
Braves and ths Boston Americans
was canceled yesterday by agreement
of the officials of the clubs.
Ball Game Staged at Watch
Tower Opposition Leaders
Masonic athletes are fighting tooth
and nail for the long end of the score
at the Watch Tower diamond this af
ternoon, the momentous occasion be
ing a baseball game between the Rock
Ibland lodge, piloted by Egg Buyer
Bruner, and Trio lodge, chaperoned
by "Shorty" Canedy, the insurance
- expert. Both teams will be composed
;of the cream of the city, insofar as
j horsehide ability is concerned, and
I both predict success. A representative
i.of The Argus was detailed to iuter
j view both captains on the eve of the
.battle, and the following reports were
! - Statement by Bruner: "My foemen
j are attempting to discredit my team
'and . myself as well by saying that
anyone who is roped in by a farmer
in 'ah egg buying escapade cannot
have the necessary discretion and
! judgment .to pilot a winning baseball
; aggregation. This is false. Canedy
: thinks he can stop up with that new
' fangled string ball of his. but my men
: will hit it. I .have given them orders
jto make a running leap towards the
! pitcher's box the minute the bail
j leaves "Shorty's" hands, and when
ithey lace it. either the string will
break or Canedy's remains w ill be
j collected outside the fence."
. Statement by Canedy: "I feel safe
! in asserting that if we do not w In the
' game we will at least lose it. I am
' in the pink of condition. So much
I so, in fact, that many have accused
me of using flesh colored talcum pow
der of . late. However, it is naueht
but my ruddy complexion and it is all '
my own. I have been training con
scientiously and have set up a training
jtable, for my men. Our diet is as fol-
uows: Breakfast, cherry pie, hot bis-
cnif, cheese sandwiches on rye and
watermelon. Luncheon Bean sand
wiches garnished with rutabagoes.
Dinner (oftimes designated as supper
by the proletariat! Ice cream, liver
wurst, dill pickles and mush. ' Can
you wonder that my men are ready
to fight? Watch our smoke."
The proceeds will be devoted to the
fund for furnishings the new Masonic
"BABY RELIANCE" WINS
AT KANSAS CITY REGATTA
Kansas City, Mo., Sept 27. Baby
Reliance, driven by Jay Smith of AI
gonac, Mich., won the first heat yes
terday of the seven and one-half mile
national speed contest for motor
boats, the principal event , of the two
day regatta of the Kansas City Yacht
club. The Tango was second, while
Oregon Kid finished a poor third after
her -driver, S.-F. Brock . of Portland,
Ore., had been hurled into the river.
The winner's time was 13 minutes
and 59 seconds. During the trial runs
the Oregon Kid hit a large wave and
rolled comp.'etely over. The pilot and
the mechanician kept their seats and
no damage was done.
. Washington Continuing his cam
paign against the armor plate "com
bine." Secretary Daniels awarded a
contract to the Carbon Steel company
for steel bolts for use in construction
of battleship No. 39, at $448 a ton.
This was $ino a ton less than paid
when big armor plate companies were
permitted to combine contracts for
bolts and plates.
Chicago. 111., Sept. 27. Calvin Dem-;
ireet of this city, formerly amateur
milliard champion and now a brilliant
- KZ'J , tL ,LL.Hi,t.ir ohaii,n for ,h ib'i rha m. !
biohhK has nnnniinriwi that he will
seek the 18.1 and 18.2 balkline titles i
now held by Willie Hoppe. Demarest :
figures that Hoppe has reached the .
top of his game, whereas the Chica-'
gcan in daily exhibitions has gained !
the neceSary confidence in himself i
to warrant challenges to the cham-
Demarest's last appearance in a
championship match against Hoppe
was a year ago, when he was forced
to trail Hoppe, the veteran George
Slosson and the brilliant Japanese ex
pert, Koji Yamada. Demarest defeat
ed Yamada in a match and the latter
was the only player who gained a vic
tory over Hoppe during the tourna
ment. " . "
GAME IS ONTO DilY
High School and Alumni Fight
ing, for Honors at Island
City Park. .
The lid is being pried off the 1913
football season in Rock Island this
afternoon. The. alumni .aggregation is
clashing with the high school boys at
Island City park in the initial game
of the fall. Last night the old-timers
went through a fast signal practice at
the high school, gymnasium and an
nounced themselves as fit. They will
present the most formidable line-up in
years, and predict an overwhelming
victory. The high sehool eleven is
to be made up of green' men for the
most part, Coach Corneal's i,dea being
to give all of the likely candidates a
show' for their "white alley," and al
low them to demonstrate just . how
good or how bad they are. "The win
ning of the game is a secondary con
sideration with me," said the coach
last evening. "I want to get a line
on my men, and by shooting them
into the fray, I will be able to make
a decision as to the probable person
nel of the squad which will oppose
Iowa City a week hence."
W. L. Pet.
New York 96 46 .676
Philadelphia S5 56 .603
Chicago 84 64 .568
Pittsburgh 77 69 .527
Boston 64 81 .441
Brooklyn 62 81 .441
Cincinnati 63 S5 .426
St. LouJU ..49 98 .333
' W. L. Pet.
Philadelphia 95 51 .651
Cleveland S3 62 .572
Washington 84 63 .571
Boston 75 67 .528
Chicago 75 72 .510
Detroit 62' 84 .425
St. Louis 55 93 .372
New York 53 99 .371
St. Paul 74
Kansas City 67
Denver 99 58
Des Moines 90 67
1st. Joseph 81 76
! Lincoln 82 78
! Omaha 76 82
Topeka 71 85
Sioux Ciry 70 89
Wichita ........' :62 9G
Pittsburgh. 6; Chicago, 1.
Philadelphia, 69; Boston.
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Calvin Demarest (insert) and Willie Hoppe,
- Demarest's first title seeking ven-.
ture will be for the 18.2 emblem.
Whether victorious or not he will im-!
DionshiD. which HoDDe won from Ora !
Morningstar last spring. During the ;
summer Demarest has not neglected -
billiards. His stroke is now smoother
than at any time since he turned pro-,
fessional in 1908, after he had won
the national and international balk-
nne titles in the amateur ranks
During his recent term as instruc
tSr at the University club in Chicago,
Demarest has done much to upset
old theories. One of the most strik
ing instances is in his work as teach
er of players w-ho have advanced be
yond 50 years of age. One of the most
adept pupils is a Chicago lawyer who
is 55 years old. Until last winter this
pupil had never handled a cue.
This 55-year-old player is positively
Brooklyn, 2; New York, 4.
AMERICAN LEAGUE, .
Chicago, 3; St. Louis, 2 (10 innings).
Detroit-Cleveland, rain. :
Boston, 10; Philadelphia, . 4.
New York, 0; Washington, .3.
Columbus, 7 r Kansas City, 5.
Indianapolis, 20; Milwaukee, 10.
Louisville, 7; St. Paul, 4- .
Toledo,' 0; Minneapolis, 2. (
V' WESTERN ,EAclUE,': .
St. Joseph, -6;. Topeka, 0. ";
Sioux City, 3; Wichita, I. '
Des Moines, 4; Denver. 2.
Seattle, 4; Tacoma, 1.
Portland, 4; Spokane, 3.
Vancouver, 2; Victoria,- 0.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
Oakland, 515; Venice, 116.
Los Angeles, 10; Sacramento, 6.
Portland, 2; San Francisco, 3.
DOYLE AND SN0DGRASS
HURT; OUT OF BIG SERIES
Brooklyn, N. Y., Sept. 27. The sup
porters of the New York Giants in the
world's series got a double shock yes
terday when they learned that Cap
tain Larry Doyle had ' been injured
in an automobile "accident and Out
fielder Fred Snodgrass had sprung a
"charley horse" in the'game at Ebbets
field. Both are noc likely to play again
for a week and may be out of . the
Doylo received his injury Thursday
night as he was driving home in hfs
automobile. Pitcher Fromme of the
Giants was a passenger. Doyle be
came bewildered by the fog and steer
ed the machine into a tree. He was
thrown out on his right shoulder.
Fromme .escaped with only a slight
shaking up. .
Doyle did not realise until yester
day morning that his fall had possi
bly injured him seriously. A physi
cian said tho right arm was dislocated
or the shoulder bone possibly broken.
Paskert Out of Baseball.
Philadelphia, Pa., Sept. 27. "Dode"
Paskert, the Phillies' center fielder,
probably is through with baseball. He
has been injured internally and is in
such condition that surgeons say an
operation is the enly thing which will
make his recovery permanent. They
advise him to retire permanently from
John Titus Sold to Kiwi.
Kansas City, Sept 27. John Titus,
an outfielder for the Boston National
league club, has been purchased by
the local American Association team,
according to announcement by Presi -
aent teoeau, owner 01 tne club, yes -
Cards Get Catcher O'Connor.
St I in i u Wn S(nt 97 fanoA
Huggins of the St. Louis Nationals , DO 10 De esPecte- The visi-
yesterday announced that he had .J Jrs alipped a surprise over Coach Wil
cured Catcher Pat O'Connor of tne j ans and his charges last falL but the
Kansas City Association team. The!6core was tpart,y the result of green
St. Louie Americans had the first !"ef.n 6 P,t.rt.f the GPher8-a
claim on O'Connor, but they pas8ed deficiency not likely to be in evidence
I Pan Vw ripripnderi nnnn" Is an nr.
j pressioa we all like to hear, and when
40 1 it is used in connection with Cham-
beriain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea jto pick from and little dead timber in
Remedy it mean that it never fails the bunch, Coach Williams is not wor
to cure diarrhoea, dysentery or bowel ried about his line-up, which may in
complaints. It is pleasant to take and elude a good share of the stars in the
equally -aluable for childrea and course cf the game. The fans are
adults. Sold by all druggists. (Adv.) easer to sue the wort of. such axtists
brilliant in his accomplishments, thus!tIie"" Ending in the vest will be as
wrecking an old thecry that to attain a "eHm"
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success iu billiards one must begin;
w'hen very young.
Another pupil of
50, who took up billiards very sua
denly, proves the old contention is fal-j'
Billlardists who have seen Demarest
in practice matches insist that the
Chicagoan has acquired steadiness
that is sure to bring him to or near
the top. He has long been noted as
one of the quickest men in action who
ever handled a cue. His rapid fire
work around the table upset more
than one aspiring amateur who care
fully studied shots before taking up
his cue. One of the most difficult
tasks that befell the Chicagoan was
to overcome this tendency toward too
great haste. '.
BIG NINE SEASON
Eastern and Western Teams
Busy Strength of Elevens
' ' to Be IJevealsd.
FOOTBALL GAMES TODAY.
Minnesota and South Dakota
Depauw and Indiana at Bloomington.
Coe and Upper Iowa at Fayette.
Lawrence and Kaukauna at Apple
ton. Monmouth and Monmouth High at
Harvard and Maine at Cambridge.
Princeton and Rutgers at Princeton.
Penn and Gettysburg at Philadelphia.
Yale and Holy Cross at New Haven.
Carlisle and West Virginia Wesleyan
Cornell and Colgate at Ithaca.
Dartmouth and Massachusetts Ag
gies at Hanover.
Brown and Colby at Providence.
Williams and Rens. Polytechnic at
Conference gridiron history for 1913
begins today with two of the "big
nine" elevens in the field for points
and valuable experience. The Uni
versity of Minnesota championship as
pirants will line-up against South Da
kota at Minneapolis in the leading
western battle and Indiana university
will try conclusions with DePauw at
Bloomington. Early season thrills are
possibilities in both clashes.
Less important western squads will
celebrate the day with a round of con
tests of more or less local nature,
leaving the eastern experts as the real
performers of the occasion. Coe will
exercise its muscle against Upper Iow a
at Fayette, Grinnell will meet Ames
at Grinnell and Lawrence will tackle
Kaukauna at Appleton. while numer
ous small colleges will Indulge in ad
ditional games for the glory of the
Yale and Cornell are billed for their
second appearances on the 1913 grid
iron. The Elis will play Holy Cross
at New Haven and the Ithacans will
meet Colgate at the home camp. Har
vard and Maine, Princeton and Rut
gers, Pennsylvania and Gettysburg,
Brown and Colby, the Army and Nor
wich and Carlisle and West Virginia
. Wesleyan are other contenders in the
All indications at Minneapolis go to
show that a repetition of Minnesota's
defeat by the South Dakota band last
1 luu"J- v aymiu mum was me oniy
! veteran in the line-un last ver ami
! be is the Ohlv one missing fnr fhla
With a squad of record-breaking size
as Solon and Mattern, the new backs, ;
I ana otner "nnas1 tne uopner leaaer
may have in hiding.
Indiana usually rolls up a respect
able., tally on DePauw to start the
season right,' and there is no "sign that
this -habit -will be reversed this year.
Coach Sheldon is out for a big year
and bulletins from Bloomington are of
the hopeful variety. The coach will
be able to put in the field one of the
strongest elevens the ' Hoosiers have
had for the last:three years, and the
chances look easy 'for the Blooming
ton, side, j .;.
Neither Williams nor Sheldon is ex
pected to - show " anything sensational
in the way of tricks. The competition
promises to be rather too one-sided to
call out the 1913 thrillers which have
been developed to date, but there will
be ; plenty of .food for college argu
ment in the general performance of
the teams. . .
In spite of the top-heavy aspect of
the games, the fans will have an op
portunity to get a fair line on the
prospects at the two camps. . Indiana
will meet Chicago at Marshall field
next Saturday and may try out some
of Coach Sheldon's latest devices as
a preliminary test . Minnesota has an
other, minor contest scheduled with
Ames; Oct. 4, and is in no hurry to
uncork scores at wholesale.
Should the Gophers fail to roll up
a. fair count against South-Dakota,
only to sprint up the homestretch at
the critical stages. " - .
I The few changes in the rules this
mitting kicks from any distance back
! of the. line, of scrimmage may open
! "P th P'a but no other modifications
, are "e loonea ior.
j ls t0 be expected.
IN KENOSHA BOUT
Kansas City Wild Cat Proves
Too Strong for Sailor and
Wins on Decision.
Kenosha, Wis., Sept. 27. "Wildcat"
Ferns of Kansas City, like the feline
of that species,' hammered and tore
his way to Sailor Billy W:alters for
10 rounds here last night, administer
ing as neat a beating as has been
seen in these parts in years. Ferns
had Walters sized up as a weak punch
er, and . not once .' did he allow the
local boy to gain the upper hand.
Ferns did not mind Walters' punches.
and planted blows' in return that car
ried sting and strength.
Walters was trained too fine, out of
condition and fighting against nature
as well as the tough, irrepressible
Ferns. The latter put up a game ex
hibition. In saying that Walters was
game is the least that could be cred
ited to him, for not once did he give
ground, and in the last five rounds of
the right he was the aggressor. He
fought from the fifth round on with
the sole determination to put over one
solid punch that might at least slow
up the cyclone in front of him.
The' men had hardly gotten into posi
tion at the state when Ferns upset
Walters with a right hook to the chin,
putting Walters on the defensive early.
Walters was not off his feet after
that, excepting once in the fifth, when
he slipped down, but he took enough
wallops on the jaw to knock down
an army of average men.
Walters presented a sorry looking
countenance after the fight. His left
eye was closed and blood was stream
ing down the side of his face, his
nose swollen, the right side of his
head and his body a rich pink. For
a slugging match in which punish
ment was asked and taken by each
man, the battle had it on anything
every staged in Kenosha. There was
not an idle moment in the affair, and
very little clinching) although toward
the end Walters was inclined to ask
quarter in order that he might get his
breath, but the relentless Ferns kept
punishing and when the last bell
sounded he had Walters up against
the ropes, trying to put the game
navy kid away.
The Wisconsin commission, repre
sented by Manning Vaughan, its secre
tary, asserted itself prominency in
the afternoon by demanding that the
ring be torn up and repadded. It was
asserted that the covering was inade
quate, and not only was nw, but
did not have sufficient soft spots
where the principals could land with
out fracturing a skull.
Bill O'Connell's unknown, who was
scheduled to go on with Mike
Hirsche's bantamweight, failed to
show, and two Chicago bantams were
substituted. They were Nate Kalb
and Howard Moore. While neither
knew very much about the art, they
slugged willingly, both going out of
the ring in the first round. Moore
got the verdict.
In the second preliminary Young
Sweeney gave Tom Harding a terrific
beating in six rounds. Both boys
were from Chicago and took this
means of settling a long standing dis
pute. The semi-wlndun brought out
Artie Armstrong, with his showlike
pose, and Bobby Haves of Phtlailfi.
phia, a boy aggressive and willing to ' burBh National league club of bis chal
fight The referee. Georee Duff v. cau- i,ense tor a post-season series of games.
Armstrong for stalling and j
a little seat to the Chicao
boy's style, but Hayes
BREAKS UP GAME
Timely Blow in Tenth Inning
Bumps St. Louis Browns
by 3-2 Count.
PIRATES MUTILATE CUBS
Trojans Defeated, 6 to 1
Chicago, Sept. 27. "Buck" Weaver
is a kindly soul. To avoid the burden
of a double-header yesterday this
young athlete unloaded a timely blow
in the tenth round of yesterday's home
coming battle or. the South Side lot.
The wallop enabled Joe Bens and his
white hosed mates to trim St. Louis'
Browns by 3 to 2, Walter Leverena
being among those humiliated after
his friends had presented him with
several tons of jewelry and Kimberly
Chicago. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
Weaver, ss 5 0 1 2 8 0
Breton, 2b 3 0 1 1 3 0
Collins, rf 3 0 0 3 0 0
Fournier, lb 3 1 0 14 1 0
Bodie, cf 3 0 0 1 0 0
Chappell, If 4 1 2 1 0 0
Schalk, c 4 0 0 5 2 0
Berger, 2b 4 0 0 3 0 0
Benz, p 4 1 1 0 6 0
Total 33 3 5 30 20 0
St. Louis. AB R. H. PO. A. E.
Shotton, cf 5 1 2 4 0 0
Austin, 3b .'4 0 1 0 1 0
Pratt, lb 4 0 0 8 3 0
Walker, If 4 0 2 0 0 0
Williams, rf 2 1 2 Q n 0
Bisland, ss 4 0 0 1 2 0
Wares, 2b 4 0 1 2 2 0
Agnew, c 4 0 0 12 0 1
Leverena, p 4 0 1 2 3 0
Total 35 2 929 11 1
Two out when winning run scored.
Chicago 0 1100000 0 13
St Louis 1.0 10001000 0 a
Two-base hit Chappell. Three-base
hit Breton. Struck out By Lever
ena, 10 (Breton, Schalk, 2; Weaver.
Berger, 2; Collins, Bens, 2; Fournier);
by Benz, 3 (Wares. Leverenz, Shot
ton). Wild pitch Bens. Left on
bases Chicago, 3; St. Louis, 5. Time
2:07. Umpires Hildebrand and
Pittsburgh, Sept. 27. Seventeen
young and aged Cubs bowed in de
feat before a master slabman yester
day as taps sounded for 1913 at
Forbes field. The curving monarcii
who ruled the Trojans was their old
time hoodoo, "Babe" Adams, who
yielded nine hits and also fanned
nine, while pitching rings around
Charley Smith. The score was 6 to 1,
giving the buccaneers two out of three
Opportunities galore were thrust
upon Evers' machine, as a slant at
the summary will attest. Ten West
Siders were marooned on the path
way, two in the fourth, three In the
fifth and a pair in the seventh. Air
tight hurling in the pinches brought
about this unusual condition. Score:
Chicago. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
ieacn, ci 3 0 1 1
Williams, If 4 0 0 2
Zimmerman, 3b .... 4
Saler, lb 4
Good, rf 4
Bridwell, ss 3
Keating, ss . .
Hargrove, c .
Smith, p ...
1 9 24 15 2
Batted for Bridwell in the eighth.
Pittsburgh. AB. R. H. PO. A. E.
tlllcago 0 0000001 01
Pittsburgh ..'..0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 6
Two-base hits Zimmerman, Adams.
Wagner Struck out-By Adams.
(Saier, 3: Bridwell, Smith. 2; Wll
Hams, Allison, Stewart); by Smith
(Carey). Bases on balls Off Smith!
1. Double plays Bridwell to Evera
to Saier; Evers to Bridwell to Saier.
Hits-orf Smith, 9 in beven Innings;
off Stack, 2 in one inning. Hit by
pitcher-By Smith, (Carey, Wagner).
Passed ball-Simon.. Left on bases
Chicago, 10; Pittsburgh, 6. Time
1:43.. Umpires O'Day and Emslie.
Naps and Piratea to Play. '.
Cleveland, Sept. 27. Prelsdent ,C.
W. Somers of the Cleveland American
league club announced yesterday that
1 ne 'la'1 received a formal acceptance
1 'rom Barney Dreyfuss of the Pitu-
The series will be .under the juris-
i dicUon of the national baseball corr
mission. The clubs will endear '
Carey. If 3 2 13 0
Dolan, 3b 3 1 0 2 1
Wagner, ss 3 1 2 2 1
Viox, 2b 3 1 2 2 2
Wilson, rf 3 0 0 1 0
J. Miller, lb 4 0 1 3 0
Mitchell, cf 3 0 2 3 0
Simon, c 3 0 1 11 0
Adams, p 4 1 2 0 0
Total 29 6 11 27 4
jkave the opening game on Of'