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Cougars Outlast Bevos 8-3;
Huskies Blast Vandals 12-4
Five Runs in 12th
Breaks 3-all Tie
CORVALLIS, Ore., April 21 (AP)
Washington State College rallied
in the twelfth inning against Ore
gon State College here today to
pound in five runs and win, 8-3, in
the first game of their northern di
vision conference baseball series.
Oregon State came from behind
twice in the game, once in the sixth
to tie the Cougars, 2 and 2, and
again in the eighth to lock the score
OSC’s Chuck Sauvain held the
Cougars to three hits after the
eighth until the big twelfth inning
splurge when Catcher John Wilburn
and Fielder Bobby McGuire doubled
with Pitcher Arnie Torgeson safe
on a fielder’s choice. That was
enough, but the Cougars got two
more hits and a walk before Fred
Gallagher finally replaced Sauvain
with one out to go.
W S C 110 000 100 005—8 11 4
O S C 000 002 010 000—3 7 3
Jorgeson and Wilburn; Sauvain,
Gallagher (12) and Roelandt.
Relays See 14
Fourteen new records were set
in the two-day running of the
tenth annual Hayward relays Fri
day and Saturday on Hayward
field. Colonel Bill Hayward, spon
sor of the annual prep extrava
ganza, pointed out that this “was
one of the most successful relays
we have ever held."
After Medford’s grand-slam fin
ish of Friday afternoon in which
they bested Klamath Falls 60 to
51 in a tight fight for the trophy
cup, the Cottage Grove Lions
snared the title in the “B” di
vision and Henley bested the “C”
field for championship honors.
The “B” and “C” field couldn't
match their bigger brothers in
breaking records but showed
plenty of hustle in setting six new
marks. Five of these came in the
“B” division and one was set in
the “C” class.
Cottage Grove bagged its first
“B" relay championship, with three
first places and set two new marks
as they scored 41 points.
Henley chalked up 39 points in
winning the “C" title, followed by
Mohawk with 27, Sheridan and
Jefferson City 14, Oakridge 12,
Salem Academy 11, Monroe 6,
Oregon aiul Washington.
Mostly clear Tuesday and
Wednesday hut with variable
cioudlness a I o u g immediate
coast. Warmer inland Wednes
day. Moderate to fresh, north
lo northwest winds off coast.
I NORTHERN DIVISION
W L Pet.
Oregon .2 0 1.000
Oregon State .2 1 .667
Washington State ..2 1 .667
| Washington .2 “ 1 .667
| Idaho .0 5 .000
SALEM, April 21 — (AP) —
j Willamette University today
: snapped Oregon’s undefeated
' baseball streak with an 8-7 vic
tory in the first game of a
doubleheader here. The Web
foots swept away the second by
a 15-4 score.
Behind two runs in the final
inning of the opener, Coach Walt
Erickson of the Bearcats sent in
pinchhitter Bob Perry with two
outs and the bases loaded. Perry
promptly spanked a long double
j to left center to win the game.
! "/he blow came off Harold Wal
ker who had relieved Norm Hen
wood in the seventh.
In the second game Walker
and Swietzer of the Ducks held
the Bearcats off while their
mates took full advantage of
the wildness of five Bearcat
Oregon .032 002 0—7 11 2
| Willamette . 200 400 2—8 11 2
Hen wood, Walker (7) and Bur
gher; Olson and Schaad.
Oregon 000 232 8—15 9 0
! Willamette . 000 000 4— 4 8 7
Walker, Swietzer (5) and
Rodiger; Hanauska, Zaliare (5),
Yeager (6), Cross (7), Acker
(7) and Dickerson.
Idaho Errors Aid
SEATTLE, April 21 — (AP) —
Washington handed Idaho its fifth
straight Pacific Coast Conference
baseball defeat today, 12 to 4, in a
game marred by a total of 13 er
Idaho contributed seven of the
bobbles, and three of them were
combined with a lone single for
two Washington runs in the sec
ond inning. The Huskies added five
more in the third to make it a
It was a big day on the diamond
for two members of the Washing
ton varsity basketball quintet,
with Sammy White getting three
of the team’s 12 hits and Bobby
Jorgenson letting the Vandals
down with six hits.
Idaho .100 002 100— 4 6 7
Washington 025 220 Olx—12 10 6
Dailey, Metzger and Sweet; Jor
genson and Andersen.
PCC in Healthy State,
SEATTLE, April 21 — (AP) —
Victor Schmidt, Pacific Coast Con
ference Commissioner of Athletics,
expressed the belief here today
that the conference is in a healthy
state and the rule against recruit
ing of athletes is working reason
Asked about the perennial re
ports that the conference might
drop Montana and Idaho from
football, Schmidt said there is no
such move. He spoke strongly in
their behalf as conference partici
Webfoots Sweep Idaho;
Bailey Crew Next Test
Coach Howard Hobson’s Ducks, the lone undefeated team in the
infant 1947 Northern Division baseball season after Washington State’s
walloping of Oregon State yesterday, will go through a stiff workout
this afternoon in preparation for the Wednesday invasion of the touring
Washington State Cougars.
The Cougars wind up the series in Corvallis today and make a two
day stand here as the tail end of the annual six-games-in-seven-days
jaunt out of the Palouse country.
Colorful Buck Bailey, the bat-kicking, bucket,kicking, bull-voiced
impresario of the Cougar circus,
will lead the invasion. The Cougars
are rated as a hard-hitting club—
as usual -with depth in the pitch
ing ranks. Both games played in
Seattle were creditable on the
pitching side and yesterday the
Cougars limited the hit-happy Bea
j vers to seven scattered blows.
I Last Saturday on Howe field it
was Lefty John Day who did just
about everything to keep the Ducks
on top of the heap. It was Day’s
debut in northern division baseball
and he came up with a four-hit
shutout, a single which drove in two
SAEs, Sammies, Phi Sigs, Delts
Win in Intramural Softball Play
Delta Fpsilon vs. Hunter hull, 4
p.m., field I.
Omega hall vs. Merrick hall, 4
p.m., field 2.
i'lii Kappa l’si vs. Kappa Sigma,
f» p.m., field 1.
Sigma Chi vs. Soderstrom hull, 5
p.m., field 2.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon set a sea-(
son record in intramural softball.
play yesterday when they shut out
Stitzer hall by the huge margin of
In another high scoring contest,
the Sammies posted a 25-7 win over
Iphi Kappa Sigma.
Home runs with bases loaded, by
Bob Kehrli and Zeb Czaikoski,
helped the Delts to soundly trounce
the Sig Eps 11-1.
Phi Sigma Kappa won a 9-8 de
cision from Sherry Ross hall in a
game that ended up in a dispute.
of the three Oregon runs, struck
out 12 and generally was the master
of the situation.
All the scoring for the afternoon
took place in the fourth inning. Dick
Bartle opened the inning by whif
fing. Dick Burns tapped a roller
back through the box and beat Os
sie Kinikkeberg’s throw from back
of second by half a step.
” Left-hand batting Pat Wohlers
stepped in and tapped a bounder
down between first and second.
Hank Crowley whipped over from
first base, scooped up the bounder
and then tossed it by Cliff Massin
gill, covering to force Burns at sec
ond. When the ball was returned to
the infield Burns was on third and
Wohlers on second.
A1 Cohen tapped one of John
Robinson’s offerings back to Mas
singill at short and Burns raced
home with the first run as Cohen
was tossed out at first.
Swede Carlson drew a walk and
on the next pitch Wohlers set out
from second and Carlson from first
to execute a double steal. Then Day,
who had gone down swinging his
first time at bat, caught the »econd
pitch squarely on the nose and it
went into left field for a two-run
Gridders Resume Fundamentals
Routine After Three Day Siesta
Coach Jim Aiken sent his gridders back to work Monday afternoon,
after a three-day lay-off, and resumed pounding away at the funda
mentals that he has been stressing during the previous nine spring pra&*^
tices. An added emphasis was put on offensive play, as the boys still
showed a lack of familiarity with the Aiken system.
Aiken spent considerable time working over the center spots in the
line, concentrating on Brad Eklund and Jim Berwick, who seem to
have the inside track on the position. Both lads have shown a willingness
to learn and the ability to get rough, which has set well with Aiken. On
defensive action they have proved
plenty active in backing up the line,
as well as blocking nicely on of
Meland, Stanton Shine
Guard Ted Meland and Tackle
Don Stanton continued to look good
on line play, helping to rip open
some good sized holes for the ball
carriers on the offensive. Their
weight and power is expected to
prove plenty valuable in anchoring
the forward wall on the defense,
too. Dan Garza, who has been turn
ing in some creditable performanc
es at the left end spot thus far ths
season defensively, has also devel
oped into quite a threat as a pass
receiver. Fleet of foot, and quite
shifty for his size, he has shown an
ability to hang onto the pigskin that
may land him a spot as a starter.
An intrasquad scrimmage is
scheduled for Saturday afternoon
on the regular practice field. Pur
pose of the workout is chiefly to
give the players a better chance
to learn the plays and see them in
use, Aiken said. Play will empha
size correct execution of the rudi
ments of the game, not sensation
al gains or touchdowns.
Chandler Turns Thumbs Down
To Appeal by Lippy's Boss »
| I.eo Durocher (left) is shown muttering instructions to a former Dodger
Ducky Medwick (right). “Happy” Chandler turned down an appeal by
Branch Rickey yesterday to have the former Flatbush Pilot reinstated
for the 194~ season.
CINCINNATI, April 21 (AP)
Baseball Commissioner A. B.
' Chandler today turned down a re
quest by Branch Rickey, president
| of the Brooklyn Dodgers, and Ford
j Frick, president of the National
League, that he reconsider the
case of Dodger Manager Leo Dur
ocher, whom he suspended for the
The commissioner’s office said
, in a statement that Rickey and
Frick, along with Walter O'Malley
; and Judge Henry L. Ughattan part
■ owners of the Dodgers, and Arthur
Mann, assistant to Rickey, had
. conferred with Chandler “to ask
; him to reconsider the Durocher
"The commissioner declined,
statins' the Durocher case is
closed,” the statement concluded.
The Brooklyn party and Frick
were reported en route back to
New York and were not available
Walter W. Mulbry, secretary
treasurer of baseball who is
Chandler’s first assistant, said the
commissioner had taken no action
on a request from Larry Mac
Phail, president of the New York
Yankees, that a 30-day suspension
handed Chuck Dressen, a Yankee
coach, also be reconsidered.
Dressen also was penalized
April 9 on grounds that he broke
a verbal contract with the Dodg
ers. He left that club during the
winter to become a Yankee coach.