Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 04, 1941, Page Six, Image 6

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By BOB FLAVELLE, Co-Sports Editor
■ The University of Oregon baseball team will play the
type of ball that fans love to see if Acting-Coach Ansa
Cornell’s latest strategy is used throughout the coming
season. With an array of sluggers on his team that would
cause any collegiate baseball pitcher in the country to
tremble, Anse is planning to use a system of play that will
have his men taking a toe hold at the plate and slugging
the ball in the hopes of piling up the runs in several big
innings rather than squeezing for single runs.
Anse says that he will send the team out for a lot of runs
for fi. ' first six innings and if that strategy fails, will then
Mettle down to playing conservative ball to squeeze out singly
tallies. As he puts it: “It will be a combination of the type of
ball played by the slugging New York Yankees and the cagey
N.cw York Giants.”
Cornell Has Faith in Pitchers
As for the pitching, Cornell is quite optimistic and believes
that in little Nick Begleries, he has a twirler that will be able
to quell the bats of other teams in the northern division:. Beg
Icries is not a smokeball pitcher, although he does have quite
n bit of speed for a little man, but relies mainly on a slow
tantalizing burve ball that is very difficult for batters to hit
Begleries is the only pitcher that is in good enough shape
to go nine innings at a 3tretch, and is therefore Cornell's
choice to start the game this afternoon against Pacific
university at Forest Grove. But Cornell intends to give
every moundsman a chance to work in these preseason
games. He say3 that if he doesn’t have a nine-inning per
former he will use as many pitchers as is necessary for
short stretches in a game and then use them all over again
the next day,
Jbanky Bob Rieder is due to start the game at Portland
against the Pilots on Saturday. Rieder seems to have every
thing but confidence in himself. He has all that is necessary
to make a fine twirler—control, curves, and speed, but is too
easily convinced that he isn’t good enough to set the opponents
down. As soon as he acquires self-confidence, Reider should be
the Webfoot’s top chtteker.
Bums Faces Discouraging Task
Hard-hitting Hank Burns occupies a discouraging position
on the Oregon roster. Good enough to make any team in the
northern division, Hank faces the tough luck of having to beat
out a trio of the' greatest fielders that have ever been collected
on a single Duck team . . . Johnny Bubalo, Captain Dick Whit
man, and Bill Carney. We asked Anse what he was going to
do with Burns, and he said, “Use him in the game Saturday.”
. , . When asked whose position Hank would take over, Cornell
looked sort of sheepishly toward a distant point in llowe field
where his three ace fly-chasers were lazily tossing the ball
around and confessed that he didn’t know how to make room
for Burns.
The only way to cuke room for Emms, barring- the in
jury of one of the regular outfielders, would be to move
Uubalo in to thirl base, shove Johnny Berry into the
catcher’s toggery and take Billy Calvert out of the lineup
•—that was one of Cornell's brainstorms. “The trouble with
that idea is the fact that Calvert is almost as good a hitter
as Berry and is probably a smarter receiver than Berry
would make,” sighed the harassed coach. “Guess I’ll leave
the lineup as it is until Hobby gets back and let him do
what he wants with it.”
As you probably have guessed, t 'ornell is not bothered by a
shortage of material. If there wore two or three outstanding
|*itehers like* Bob llardy or Bob Creighton, who tossed for Ore
gon a eouph* of years back, the Webfoot nine would be one of
the gr\i‘e>t college team-, ever assembled.
I'oiir eai*t*r mermaids jpose for Mr. Eastman before slipping into
(t.O water,
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With the coming of spring, comes also the yearn ing for baseball. Four Cleveland Indians feel the
need to loosen up their pitching arms in spring tr aining camp.
Frosh Battle Grant Today
Net Dehut
Freshman and varsity tennis
players taste their first 1940
competition Saturday against
Multnomah club on the Univer
sity courts. For the varsity, it
will be matching teammate
against teammate. Les YVerseh
kul, Oregon No. 2 man last
year, is with the Multnomah
Coach Paul Washke has an
nounced the complete 10-man
varsity tennis ladder. The list is:
Len Clark, Kerm Smith, Frank
Baker, John Williams, Norm Wei
ner, Lloyd Manning, Jack Boone,
Glen Westfall, Johnny Kahana
nui, and Byron Van Metre.
Dick Williams, two-year let
terman, from last year, is in
eligible for this season. He
played one year in junior col
lege, another year as a fresh
man at Oregon, and then two
varsity seasons. With Williams
ruled orit, Clark is the lone let
The first six freshmen in their
order on the ladder are: Joe
Rooney, Len Lonigan, Bill Far
rell, Bill Johnson, Chuck Larson,
and Jim Ricksecker.
Delegates Gather
For Phi Convention
Thirty-five delegates from the
universities of Washington, Mon
tana, Idaho, and British Colum
bia checked in at local chapter
house of the Alpha Phi sorority
last night for a two-day confer
The convention plans round
table discussions of chapter af
fairs. a radio dance Friday night
for the actives, and a bridge
party for the alumni, climaxed
by a formal banquet Saturday
Mrs, Wallace Brannan of Mis
soula, Montana, district gover
nor, will preside over the meet
Other notables attending the
convention are: Mrs. Victorian
Sivertz, national alumni director,
and Mrs, Herb Plum, Seattle, who
wiy lie toastmistress at the ban
At today’s luncheon Dr. L.
Kenneth Shumaker, director of
lower division advisory group,
wil speak on “Scholarship and
Student Relations.”
Duckling Nine Opens
Baseball Campaign
Baseball season will officially swing into high gear for the Univer
sity of Oregon frosh baseball club this afternoon when the familiar
“play ball” will send the yearlings into battle with the visiting Grant
high school team. The game is slated to start at 3:30 and will be
played on Howe field.
John Warren refrained from announcing his starting pitcher but
stated that Norris Ambrose and
Aaron Jones would do the mound
service for the frosh. This pair
will give the visiting Grant boys
some puzzling stuff to look at
as they both serve up some con
fusing southpaw slants. The other
half of the starting battery will
be Bill Peterson.
Infield Starters
Starting in the infield will be
Bill Gisberg at first, Bill Bishop
at second, Kik Simonsen at short,
and Ed Crame at third.
Slated to start in the outfield
are Bob Ballard, Bob Farrow,
and Dick Burns.
Should rain prevent the
game from being held on Howe
field, it will be moved down to
the frosh practice field.
The tussle will be the initial
test for the yearlings and Warren
Scoring and umpiring ex
amination for softball will be
given Friday in Gerlinger by
Mildred McCarthy.
The former examination will
be at 4:45 in the social room
and the latter will be at 4 in
room 121.
threatens that if need be, all his
pitchers will see action so he can
get a line on them.
Publisher Speaks
Jacob Jacobson, publisher of
the Dinuba Advocate, spoke to
the editing class Wednesday. Mr.
Jacobson is an Oregon grad of
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