The Caddo Herald
May 28, 1920
Last Saturday Caddo and Clarita met again at Carnival Park ball ground. Caddo wanted to wipe away the stain of defeat of a previous meeting- that is win the game, so even up the score and begin all over again; then in the next mixup hand the lemon to Clarita to carry home and hang in their dressing room, or divide in pieces and tote the citrus product around with them. But, alas! You know what Bobby Burns said about the plans of mice and men.
But Burns knew nothing of baseball or he might have said worse and more of it.
First part of the plan worked out all right according to specifications. At the end of the contest Clarita was handed back the lemon.
Clarita agreed to play two games- Saturday and Sunday.
The game began Saturday with teams showing up nervous, as there were more errors by both clubs in the first inning than in the remainder of the game and had either club been in good form the game would have been- as it was- settled right then. After the first inning the game was quick and snappy, abounding in daring base running and sensational fielding. Clarita could do nothing with Stansel, a “south paw” ably supported by catcher Steve Ellis. Score as follows:
Innings 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Clarita 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 2
Caddo 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 – 6
Here’s where the lemon was passed back to Caddo. It’s a short story and bitter as quinine.
A “glassed armed” pitcher named Phillips opened the game for Caddo, blanking the enemy, his side getting two runs; the second inning his arm weakened and four men came over the plate. After shutting out Clarita the third frame he retired in favor of Kuykendahl, who was hit hard and often.
Clarita 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 – 9
Caddo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2