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Conference Play With Twin Bill George Washington's baseball team expected to have its hands full today as it opened its South ern Conference campaign with a double-header against West Vir ginia on the West Ellipse. This also was the conference opener for the Mountaineers. GW carried a 1-3 record into today's game and West Virginia 4-0. What’s more, GW pitchers have been nicked tor all sorts of hits and numerous runs in prac • tically every game so far, while the Mountaineers have worked up a healthy team batting aver age of .357. Such fellows as Jack Rabbits, .750. and Charley McKown, .692, are in the West Virginia lineup. Rabbits, incidentally, has hit more homers than he has singles. The big game here later this week has Georgetown at Mary land Friday. This far in advance it promises to be a tight game between two teams that have done fair enough thus far, GU with a 4-2 record and Mary land 3-3. Georgetown is host to Lafay ette today and Syracuse to morrow before going to Mary land, while the Terps also have two Atlantic Coast Conference games this week. The Terps, who split a pair at South Carolina last week end, will be at Clemson tomorrow and will entertain Virginia Saturday. Maryland is 2-3 in its league, Clemson 3-1 and Virginia 0-5. This week’s schedule: TODAY Lafayette at Georgetown. West Viiwinia at George Washington (2) iWest Ellipse). Maryland at Cietn&on. Nichols JC at Montgomery JC (Mont gomery Blair held). TOMORROW Syracuse at. Georgetown. Maryland at clemson. Lafayette a* Navy York -1C at Montgomery JC <2) (Mont gomery Blair field). WEDNESDAY American U at Johns Hopkins Wilson Teachers at Norfolk NTS. THURSDAY Temple at Navy. Howard at Bainbridge. Wilson Teachers at Norfolk NTS. FRIDAY Georgetown at Maryland. Virginia Military at George Washing ton 'West Ellipse). Fayetteville at Howard. Wilson Teachers at Newport New«. SATURDAY Virginia at Maryland. Catholic U. at Mount 8t alary’i. American U. at Loyola (2). Wilson at Newport News. Brown at Navy. Gonzaga Plays St. John's in League Bows St. John’s and Gonzaga begin their Catholic League baseball schedules against each other to day at Taft Playground. Game time is 2:30 p.m. Gonzaga has the edge in ex perienced players with seven let termen returning from 1954. The Johnnies, mostly green, have one game under their belts, however. They beat tough Anacostia, 2-1, last week, while Gonzaga’s sched uled opener with Priory was rained out. Three of Gonzaga’s veterans are pitchers—Dave Poole, Bill Baines and Bill Burton—and the other four—Bob Nicholson, Ron nie Bennett, Whitey Murray and Bill Sheehan—form the Infield St. John’s mainstay appears to be Catcher Bubba Healy. Carroll, which is favored to re peat as Catholic champion this spring, opens its league season tomorrow against Mackin. Other games tomorrow: St. John's vs. Calvert Hall at Prep 2:30 Priory at St. Albans. 3:30. Woodward Prep at St. Stephen’s. 3:15. Bethesda-Chevy Chase at Landon. 3. g George Washington at Falls Church. Wakefield at George Mason. 3:30. Oar-Field at Nokesville. 2:30. Osbourn at Culpeper. 3:30. Old Dominion Opens Race Season Saturday A better lighting system heads a list of improvements made to the Old Dominion Speedway at Manassas, Va.. which opens its 1955 season Saturday night with five events. Between 50 and 75 members of the Old Dominion Stock Car Racing Association, plus several “outside" drivers, are expected to compete in the three 10-lap qualifying heats, a 10-lap con solation race and the 25-lap feature. MINOR LEAGUES Br tn< Auoctated Prex PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE W. L W L. Sacramento 5 2 Los Andes 3 4 San Dleso 5 :i Oakland 3 4 Seattle 4 a San Francisco a 5 Portland 4 a Hollywood 2 » San Dleso, 2-7: San Francisco. 0-6 (second same It innings). Seattle. H-2; Oakland 3-5 (second game 7 innings). Sacramento. 2-1: Hollywood. 1-2 (second same 7 Innings). 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So lar the series has followed I a win-at-home pattern, with Detroit taking three games on its own ice and Montreal two The Red Wings pulled ahead in the best-01-seven last uight by trouncing the Canadiens, 5-1, as Gordie Howe scored three goals to set a playoff record for total points. Howe has 19 points, one more than the mark set by Montreal’s Toe Blake in 1944. The two teams had arrived in Detroit at three o’clock yes terday afternoon. 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Howe scored the next three goals to nail the victory— at 18:29 of the first period, and at 12:29 and 16:20 of the second period. Vic Stasiuk closed out the scoring for Detroit early in the third period, rapping in a 15- footer. Tommy Irwin Snaps Moraan's Grip in Marlboro Racing 1 Bill Morgan, who had won two features in a row at Man boro Motor Raceway was jutt< another also-ran in the track's | third Sunday or. uram Tommy Irwin of Winchester. Va., was the winner after coming from far back with a steady ef fort in his Dodge-powered Ply : mouth. Jack Holmes, who had | led until the 23d lap. finished I second. I A crowd of 1,026 witnessed sev -1 erai minor accidents that forced ! restarting the feature three times. None of the principals— Bill Bailey, Bill Cook Bill Dove Elmo Langley end Bill and Jim Hanbury—was injured. LITTLE SPORT the evenino w«?Mngum. p, c.' Bethesda Tops Indian Spring Bethesda Country Club, which last year won the Maryland State team championship, apparently • hasn’t lost any strength among the better segment of its golfers. The Bethesdans, because of the ability of their low-handicap golfers, were able to spot Indian 'Spring a 21-9 advantage among ; the lesser swingers and still come lup with a 37-26 victory in an ' interclub match played on both j courses yesterday. Bethesda, led by Pro Harry; l Griesmer and Dave Schedler. a i youngster with promise, rolled up a 28-5 advantage in the 11 low handicap matches played on its own course. It was more than enough to offset Indian Spring's margin among the high-handi cappers at Indian Spring. Griesmer scored a two-under - | par 68 and the 17-year-old Schedler turned in a 70 to lead -he way in the 42-man match. Still it was a good thing for Bethesda that Griesmer was on. He and Club Champion Jack Rountree had their hands full in scoring a 2V4-to-!£ victory over Mel Shorey, the Indian Spring pro, and Lou Harrison, who I : turned in an eagle-two with a ; wedge shot on the seventh hole. ! Indian Spring won the match between the two clubs last year. | Baylor to Play In Y Tourney Elgin Baylor, the former | Spingarn flash who just com -1 pleted a sensational basketball season with the College of Idaho, will be shown to the hometown 1 folks again this week in a double elimination tournament at the ; Twelfth Street Branch of the j YMCA. Baylor returns to the Stone wall AC lineup against Snug Harbor in an 8 p.m. game at : the Branch gym, 1816 Twelfth street N.W. At 7 pjn. the YMCA j ** A-19 ! Big Five meets the Bison AC. i The tournament will continue at the same time every night until j the championship games at 4 p.m. and 7 pm. Saturday. Other players competing in clude Ernie Warlick and Ben Warley for Stonewall, Corky , Devlin, Bob Reese, Lew Luce : and Bill Gaskins for Auto City; I Leßoy Ishm&n, Bob Foster, Dave Talkoff and Jerry Brogdon for j Snug Harbor; John Syphax, Tom Harris and Zip Boddie for i Bison, and Dick Hite. Ray j Krouse and Joe Shearer for I Miller High Life.