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Ducks Trounce Bearcat Nine ^
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Bubalo Stars Again
As Team Wins 6-4
By FRED TREADGOLD
Tall, wiry Johnny Bubalo and small, chunky Donnie Kirsch
teamed together yesterday with some good old-fashioned coun
try-style hitting, to give Oregon's varsity Ducks a 6 to 4 vic
tory over a stubborn Willamette Bearcat club in the belated
laoi'i'.s i't)K a usiiis.xr k . . .
. . . Cliff Melton, former Giant
liurlcr, is hoping' for a comeback
this year witli another club. Mel
ton's arm has kept him on the
sidelines for two seasons.
Old Lady Fortune is smiling
broader and broader on the Port
land Bevos for the first time in
many a season. Yesterday, Rape
Thompson, hard hitting fielder,
pulled into camp to complete the
This gives Manager Marv Shea
a veteran outfield aggregation of
Thompson, Gill, and a newcomer,
Ted Gallic from Milwaukee. Gal
lic came to the Portland through
the Ted Norbert deal. Norbert,
incidentally, refuses to leave the
coast to play ball, so it seems
that the Beaver head office re
ceived the large end of the trade.
Next training game will be
played with the San Jose college
nine. The first contest with a lo
cal semi-pro club showed that,
the present Beavers are far in
front of the club of last year.
Several young ball players have
been showing exceptional ability,
including Portland boys Tom
Bn twist le and Dick Sinpvich. Mel
Nunes, a rookie second sacker.
has the makings of a brilliant
The Beavers play their first
game with a coast league club
when they face the Sacramento
Solons a week from Sunday. Sac
ramento won the title last year
and are favorites to repeat.
<§ET THE URGE
TO HELP PURGE
It was a narrow squeak for the
Webfoot sluggers who found out
why Bill Ilanauska was signed
by the Brooklyn Dodgers. “Pro
man Bill” fired his fast one past
the majority of the Ducks most
of the time, hut ran afoul of
some tough luck whenever
“Booh” or “C'asaba” would stride
to. the platter.
Meanwhile on the Duck hurl
ing side, Coach Hobby Hob
sin held back his first three
chuekers Nick Begleries, Hal
Sultzman, and Bubalo for the
anticipated struggle with Oregon
State litis Friday and Saturday.
He. started Whitey Lokan, youth
ful righthander, who toiled on
tile hillock for three rounds, giv
ing up just one blow.
Hobby then beckoned to South
paw Bob Caviness, who had dif
ficulty in keeping the apple
bending over the plate. He passed
six Bearcats during' his three
inning stint, and was lifted in the
sixth when the Willamette outfit
pushed across three scores.
Then Arvis (Suds) Sutherland,
varsity luisketballer, look over
and was the “find” of the day.
cracking down on the slugging
Saleniites with just one bingle
during the remainder of the tilt.
The Ducks started things out
in the second round with a single
score when Big Roy Carlson,
frosh catcher, banged out a clean
single to right, advanced to sec
ond on Bob Farrow’s sacrifice,
reached third when Art Murphy
meat out an infield blow,
and then came in when Third
Baseman Hilton hobbled a Bar
ney Koch drive.
Once more going on a little
run-rally, the Webfoots slammed
across three additional runs in
tlie third on a trio of bingles.
Dick Burns got life on an infield
hooper when Pitcher Hanauska
and Catcher Clint Cameron pulled
an ‘‘Alphonse and Gaston you
“Booh” Smacks Triple
Gillie Kirseti with the big bat,
then whacked the horseliide to
left to shove Burns to second and
set the stage for .John Bubalo’s
big blow. "Boob" squarely caught
hold of one of Hauauska’s offer
ings and sent it screaming to left
center, while the Bearcat fly
hawks ran wildly after it. When
tlie> finally r e t ri e v e d the
squashed pellet, “Johnny the
Booh" was lolling pleasantly on
third base, watching Burns and
Kirsch dash to the plate.
Catcher Carlson whiffed the
other, but Farrow grounded out
to pitcher while Bubalo tallied on
The visitors got one back in
the fourth after Caviness dished
up three Anney-Oklies.
Three more runs across in the
sixth and the game was knotted
tightly at 4-all. The Bearcat pay
off blow was a four-bagger to
the left center off the bat of Left
But the heavy Duck artillery
manned by Bubalo and Kirsch
soon swung into action again to
clinch things for the Ducks and
present Hobson with his third
win of the year.
With one down, Hamel drew
AW AITS OPENER . . .
. . . “Rip” Sewell, Pittsburgh Pi
rate standby, is rounding into
condition as league competition
KED PILOT . . .
. . . Bill McKechnie, Cincy boss,
has his fingers crossed for his
fast but weak hitting crew.
Weight Department Proves
Problem for Colonel Bill
• By GEORGE SKORNEY
With the program for Saturday undecided as yet, Oregon’s
Ducks, and well they might be called that, took the usual stiff
A problem is presenting itself to Colonel Bill Hayward.
Weightmen are as scarce as the sun’s rays at this period of the
year. To begin with Coach Hayward can really only list one
a walk. Burns popped to Hanaus
ka and the Ducks were two-thirds
down. But Kirseh injected new
Blood when he smacked a double
to right to put Hamel over with
the winning run. Then Bubalo
added another for good meas
ure when he larruped a single to
left. Kirseh dancing home with
run No. G.
•Badnick, cf .
Baird, 2b .
Larson, ss .
Hilton, 3b .
Cameron, c .
Schaad, if .
Kunke, rf .
Saxton, lb .
Hanauska, p ....
Hamel, 3b .
Burns, cf ..
Kirseh, 2b .
Bubalo, lb .
Ca risen, c .
Farrow, ss .
Murphy, If .
Koch, rf .
Lokan, p .
Caviness, p .
Sutherland, p .
Oregon . ..
AB R H PO A
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.4 110 0
.4 0 2 9 1
31 4 6 24 10
AB R H PO A
3 10 0 2
4 2 2 3 2
.4 117 0
3 0 12 3
.4 0 2 0 0
3 0 0 3 0
1 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 0 0
2 0 0 0 1
32 6 9 27 9
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The University of Moscow,
bombed in August, 1941 by the
Nazis, is reopening for a new
scholastic year with four new de
law and philology.
muscle man on the squad at this
late date—Fred Foster, letterman,
who performs well in the shotput
and discus events. Foster so far
has been working out with a lad
named Campbell. A little conso
lation is forthcoming in that
Chuck Elliott, a holdover from
last year, has stated that he will
Hurdles seem to be a popular
event with lettermen, Kay Dick
son and Ralph Kramer, and frosli
Boh Mueller doing the jumping.
Another possibility is Bob New
land whose specialty is high jump
ing. Mueller has the making of. a
versatile trackster so his coaches
say. So far this season, he has
tried his hand at pole vaulting,
hurdles, and a spot in Hayward’s
Wes Carpenter, who day after
day has faithfully paced out his
steps in the javeline, is a “white
hope” for Colonal Bill. Javelin
men are few and far between and
this seems to be no exceptional
season for it. If hard-working
Wes clinches in the pinches all
will be fine and dandy for Hay
ward, if not, well.
Pre-season dope has brightened
somewhat since the outbreak of
the season. Baggy-britches, Don
Wilson is on hand to give Coach
Hayward a break in the distant
events. Old Reliable Homer Thom
as is repaying Hayward for the
tutelage he received by looming
out as one of the conference’s
threats in vaulting. With such
promising first year varsity men
as Chuck Beekner, Browning Al
len, Skiles Hoffman, and Bob
Mueller the venerable gentleman
can threaten or drown out any
hopes favored by his conference
BOLD PIRATE . . .
. . . Is Ren Heintzeman, Pitts
burgh’s standby hurler. Always
consistent, Ren is back to add
more power to Frankie Frisch’s
Nearly 200 former law stj)
dents at the University of Texas
are in the armed forces.
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