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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (March 27, 1940)
Ducks Cry Over
Outfield Seems Stronger; Pilching
Appears Weak; Million Dollar
! Infield Gone
By KEN CHRISTIANSON'
Water from the heavens spoiled a couple of practices for Oregon’s
prospective baseball players and may Keep the boys inside the Igloo or
bold them to a batting practice unless the gods do will fair weather.
Monday, the day of registration, Co-coaches Anse Cornell and Cece
Walden held a short reorganization meeting and after that they took
their charges out to Howe field for a little batting practice.
Webfoots got their second taste
of baseball this term yesterday as
they got the feel of the ball in
A complete reversal of strength
in one of the main features of the
Oregons this season, for the out
field is the stronger rather than
the weaker of the two the outfield
pasture and the infield. Last year
Oregon had what was termed a
million dollar infield while the out
field was a bit weaker—although
it was strong enough to help bring
the northern division pennant back
to Duekland after one year’s ab
Big Seven Gone
The pitching also seeni3 weaker
tii tn last year. No one seems to be
capable of filling the shoes of Bob
Hardy and Bob Creighton who are
playing professional ball. Two of
the vaunted infield left gaps m
the lineup through graduation.
Those two were Gale Smith and
For 1 Mullen. The other two of the
infield turned pro. Both Elmer Mal
lory and Wimpy Quinn had more
eligibility. Jim Nicholson is gone
from the outfield.
Hobson’s prospective outfield has
a sophomore tinge. Dick Whitman,
Bill Carney, and Burke Austin are
the second year men while another
bet would be Bill White who earned
a letter last year as a sophomore.
Hobson in East
Positions in the infield seem
nebulous —nothing is certain. As
far as that goes, nothing else is
definite until Coach Hobby Hobson
returns next Tuesday from the
HO A A basketball tourney.
Tire turnout thus far numbers
four catchers, eight pitchers, fif
teen itrfielders, and seven outfield
Oregon’s first pre-season game
comes the day after Hobson re
turns from the east next Wednes
day against Unfield at Eugene. On
April 5 Pacific entertains the Ducks
there and the day after that Port
lau.i is the host.
Play Is Divided
Into Five Leagues;
Betas Defend Title
With the opening date of intra
mural softball set for the middle of
April, depending upon the weath
er, Rollie Dickie, intramural head,
announced that all those interested
in entering teams must have their
entry blanks in by Thursday, March
28 at 5 p.m. Blanks may be secured
in the office of the P. E. building.
“We may run into difficulty find
ing enough diamond room due to
the fact that present work by the
W PA has done away with some of
the space formerly occupied by
playing fields, but we will attempt
to continue on with the same setup
as was used last year,’’ stated
Last year's schedule was com
posed of five leagues with the win
ners of each league competing in
the playoffs. The Betas won the
championship in a close game with
the ATOs, and, in doing so, an
nexed the all-intramural crown.
The tournament will be run off
as it was last year with the games
scheduled for 4 and 5 in the after
noon. A total of 150 points will ire'
awarded tdu? team winning the
title. Each team must carry 10 men,
and will receive 50 points for enter
ing. Games will be for seven inn- j
ings' duration and an hour time
limit will be placed on each contest.
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Coach John Warren, head
man of frosh athletics, asks
that all freshman baseball as
pirants report to the Igloo for
an organization meeting at 3
In Swim Meet
Triumph in Relay
Oregon’s coed swimming team
swam its way into second place in
the Western Region of the Na
tional Intercollegiate Telegraphic
Meet, it was announced yesterday.
The swimmers, most of whom are
Amphibians, took two firsts, two
seconds, and one fourth place. The
total number of points was 20.
The Oregon team, composed of
Nancy Lewis, Martha McClung,
and Barbara Bamford, won the 60
yard medley relay in 42 seconds,
and the team of Nancy Lewis,
Mary Ellen Smith, Mary Ann Fox,
and Barbara Bamford brought first
place points in the 80-yard free
style relay. The time was 46 sec
Nancy Kates High
Nancy Lewis, freshman Am-1
phibian, was second in the 40-yard
crawl, being just .4 of a second
behind the winner. Nancy also
placed second in the 40-yard back
crawl, taking 2.9 seconds longer,
than the UCLA winner.
Martha McClung placed fourth
in the 40-yard breast stroke event,
her time being 40.5 seconds.
UCLA won the meet, and as a
result they will act as the central j
point of the telegraphic race next
From Hill Relays
The weather, spring vacation, and the inaccessibility of the cinder
track on Hayward field have given the Duck trackmen such little time
and place to practice that Coach Bill Hayward has found it necessary
to withdraw all entries in the Hill relays this Friday.
A full team had been entered in the Hill meet but the boys were
not in condition when they returned from their spring vacation, so
Hayward decided to pass up this week's meet and concentrate on con
ditioning the boys for the Portland
university contests to be held in
Portland Saturday, April 6.
Lose Three Stars
Despite the loss of George Var
off, Don Barker, and Jim Schriver,
star performers from last year's
squad, the Oregon team promises
to give the northern division teams
a stiff battle for championship hon
ors. The addition of several promis
ing transfers and sophomores to
the returning nucleus of lettermen
will ease the loss of the 1939 sen
Rod Hansen, pole vaulter who
was second only to George Varoff,
former world record holder, in
most meets last year, will return
this spring to threaten the marks
held by Varoff.
Kirm Storli, captain and runner
up in the coast meet last year is
back gunning for his second divi
sion championship in the half mile.
Storli breezed through all competi
tion in the northern division meets
two years ago and is eager to re-;
peat his performance.
Another standout is Boyd Brown.'
four-fingered javelin thrower who1
hurled the spear over 231 feet in
the northern division meet last
spring which was good enough to
beat Bob Peoples, Southern Cal's
national title holder. Brown’s mark
is second nationally only to Peo
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Ehle Reber, northern division
broad-jump champion, is also back
to make it tough for coast jumpers,
Reber’s best attempt last year was
over 24 feet in northwest compe
The weight events will be taken
care of by Bill Regner, Dick Horne,
and Frank Emmons, all football
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Kleinfeldt, Jack Bryant, and John
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