The Question …
The first collegiate baseball poll was released in 1959. Southern California finished the year at No. 1. Two Southeastern Conference teams were in the Top 20 in the final poll. Who were they?
Star Tracking …
April 2, 2001
FORT WORTH, Texas Dale Jarrett raced from sixth place to the lead in 13 laps Sunday, passing gambling Johnny Benson and pulling away to win the Harrah's 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. The NASCAR Winston Cup points leader had been racing at or near the front throughout the 334-lap event, but slipped from second to sixth during the final pit stops by the leaders when he took four tire while most put on two.
James Dean opened the Queen City Speedway 2001 race season with a victory in the Mississippi State Championship Late Model Racing Series Saturday night. The racing series will be held at different locations throughout the racing season. Another series race will be held at Queen City later this year.
April 2, 1997
COLLINSVILLE Daniel Stewart's right arm resembled a buzzsaw Tuesday night, and Northeast Lauderdale batters just kept running into it. West Lauderdale's starting pitcher struck out 12 and walked none to pick up the win to lead the Knights to a 4-0 victory over the visiting Trojans. He went the distance and gave up just three hits.
Neil Davis twirled a complete game six-hitter and Chris Knight slapped a two-out, two-run double in the third inning to lead the Lamar Raiders to a 4-1 victory over Leake Academy Tuesday night. With the win, the Raiders improve to 10-6 on the year, and 1-0 in Academy 3-AAA play. Once he got the lead, Davis slammed the door on the Rebels, retiring five of the last six batters he faced, including four by strikeout. The Lamar senior outdueled Leake's Dennis McDill, who allowed just five hits, but allowed three earned runs over six innings.
April 2, 1992
MONROE, La. Chad Olinde brought in two runs as Northeast Louisiana defeated Mississippi 9-5 Wednesday. Northeast Louisiana took a 5-0 lead in the second inning. Northeast Louisiana starter Clint Baty (2-3) earned the victory, allowing four runs, three earned, on 10 hits in seven innings. Cosman (0-1) took the loss, giving up five runs on three hits and three walks in one and two-thirds innings.
The Answer …
Ole Miss finished the year at No. 15, while Georgia Tech then an SEC member was No. 17.
Sports Faces …
One of the strengths of the Lamar School golf program is its ability to get and improve young golfers. One such player is seventh-grader Clay Bounds.
Bounds played last week as a B-teamer in the Lamar Golf Classic at Northwood Country Club. While he had a tough day in the Lamar Tournament, Bounds recently shot his career best round on the course.
That's not the case for one of his favorites, No. 17 at Northwood.