Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 30, 1943, Page 5, Image 5

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    L ndoubtedly th egreatest series so far of the 1943 baseball
season was the recent Oregon-YVashington contests which
sa'v tire Webfoots bump the Huskies for two wins, but only
after a terrific struggle.
In the first game the baseball magic of Coach Howard Hob
son became apparent as the local crew squeezed out a 5 to 4
win although outhit 11 to 6. Carefully planned baseball strategy
proved to be the winning margin in a tight trail game.
Jpln the second inning of that game. Bob Farrow reached first
on an error. Murphy up, and he slammed a sharp single to right
advancing Farrow to second. Then Koch lofted a high fly to
left field and outgalloping shortstop reached third after the
catch. With a man on third and first and two outs, “Hobby”
flashed Murphy the sign to steal and as Crockett, the Husky
hurler, started his windup, Art streaked for second. In doing
this he stepped off the mound which constitutes a balk and
allowed Farrow to score and Murphy to take the base.
Farrow Plays Smart
Again in the fourth, smart baseball accounted for another
score. Bubalo smacked a long double to open the inning and
took third on an outfield fly. This brought Farrow up, and Bob
showed why he is one of the finest college shortstops, when he
laid down a beautiful squeeze bunt to bring John in from third
on the out. That has been a consistent scoring play so far this
season, and it was baseball such as this that gave Nick Begleries
his third straight league win and put Oregon in the loop lead.
ftThe second game was a contest long to be remembered.
aptain Bubalo and Doug Ford tangled up in the most bril
liant pitchers’ battle of the year. Showing a smokey fast one,
good control, and a sharp curve, Ford let down the Oregon
crew for six innings without a score. He had the Ducks eating
out of his hand and it looked as if the game might last all night
for Bubalo was in rare form and was matching Ford pitch for
Koch's Rap Timely
After the seventh inning stretch, Oregon came up and the
first two men went out. Up came Bob Caviness who was playing
right field while the “Boob’’ tvas pitching. Lady Luck was
with him and he caught one of Ford’s slants for a slashing
single. Still things did not look promising for Barney Koch
was up and he had been swinging futilely at Ford’s stuff all
afternoon. But Barney was not destined to go down this time
for he laid on to a fast ball and kissed the horsehide for a long
drive into center field. If the game had been played on Howe
it undoubtedly would have been a four bagger, but ground
rules on the lower field allowed him but a double.
So the situation stood with a man on second and third, two
outs and Hamel up. Red-headed Bill, too, caught one of Ford’s
pitches but he laid it right to Washington’s second sacker,
Wenke. It was a hot grounder, but Wenke got in front of it
and then let it slip through him while both Caviness and Koch
streaked for home and tallied the only two Oregon runs of
the day.
Huskies Come Back
But the Huskies were not out yet and they came back in
the ninth frame to avert a shutout. Gissberg, who was a fly
in the ointment all afternoon for Bubalo collected his second
double and third hit of the day, moved to third on a passed
ball and scampered home on an infield out. However, Big John
settled down after that and grabbed a bounder to the box to
end the game.
burious thing about the Washington nine is they all seemed
W^ook so young for a college team. Crockett, their opening day
hurler, looked more like a high school freshman than a college
chucker. In fact, the Husky squad was a trifle green but they
made up for the inexperience with worlds of fight. They were
always hustling, chattering, and plenty dangerous. Bill Taylor,
their shortstop, came up with some beautiful plays and hit well
to look like the top shortstop of the loop. Gissberg on first and
Tran, third baseman, were always dangerous at the plate, both
collecting three hits on different days. All of the Huskies were
death on fast ball pitching and it was brainy use of a slow ball
which gave Begleries the margin in the opener while Bubalo's
slow but fast breaking knuckler had them helpless in the second.
Look for these same Huskies to be plenty tough when Oregon
goes to Seattle next week. They will not only be out for re
venge but will be playing on the home field which will give
^ m the advantage.
Interesting to note that freshman hurler, Hal Saltzman,
has won two league games by the same score 6 to 2. Hal will
be counted on to bear a big part of the pitching burden on the
coming trip and will be out to continue his perfect score.
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Having two earlier victories
over the 383rd Infantry Camp
Adair nine in their faces today
as a goading point, Oregon’s
busy little Ducks once again go
into a diamond fray this after
noon at 3 p.m. against the Cor
vallis soldier unit.
The Webfoot was on his best be
havior in the first two showings
against the Infantry squad, bop
ping the khaki-wearers, 14 to 8,
and 6 to 2. The initial tussle was
hardly interesting, as Oregon
battered all sorts and styles of
soldier pitching from pillar to
home plate with reckless aban
Ex-Pro to Pitch
Much tighter, the return tiff
saw the Camp Adair kids throw
in a former coast league hurler,
Frank Nelson, to hold the local
bats down to a more decent tem
Today’s tussle marks the next
to-the-last home showing before
the Hobson-coached collegians
toss belongings in their Glad
stones for the grueling week-long
Inland Empire travelogue. Sat
urday Portland Pilots accept an
invite for a little friendly hitting
mayhem on the local ball plot.
Caps, gowns and
should be
ordered at the
Co-op at once.
All orders must
be in by
next Friday,
April 30th
with Harold Leary
'After Midnight'
with Boston Blackie
1000 Thrills!
With Philip Dorn and
Virginia Gilmore
r i ±>:*m
He Dood It!
With Red Skelton and
Ann Rutherford
'Omaha Trail'
James Craig, Dean Jagger
"hat is most confusing to the
Oregon chieftain is just who he
can turn to to accomplish the
hurling chore. Most of his small
throwing squad has already seen
service this week, against Wash
ington’s powerhouse Huskies and
the Camp Adair Timber Wolves
—all three heated tussles.
He can t afford to use his top
throwers, Nick Begleries, John
Bubalo, and Hal Saltzman, end
lessly as they’ll have plenty to
keep them busy next week when
the conference fun starts.
But he can always say “come
hither” to Whitey Lokan, blond
soph right hander; Art Murphy,
an interchanging outfielder who
can labor on occasion as a ball
and-strike tosser; Suds Suther
land, who is coming around fast;
Bob Caviness, regularly an out
fielder, and Fred Kuhl, up from
the frosh ranks.
The first two traveled in yes
terday’s clash so probably will
draw a richly-deserved respite to
day. The remainder can all be ex
pected to be available if needed.
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