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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 1, 1948)
Cheers Up Kirsch
Yesterday’s sudden warm spring
weather also brought some sun
shine into Don Kirsch’s baseball
coaching duties. Kirsch, in his first
season as Oregon diamond mentor,
bad his first real chance to give the
candidates a workout and more
truly evaluate the material.
Explaining that the Duck horse
liiders were still far from ready for
their preseason opener Friday
against Willamette, Kirsch never
theless figured that if the weather
holds out, the team can take rapid
strides toward conditioning. The
doubleheader against the Bearcats
will be held at Water’s field in Sa
lem. The games will start at 1:30
p.m., both seven innings in length.
Saturday, Oregon travels to
Portland for two more seven-inning
contests with the Portland univer
sity Pilots. These games will start
at 1:30 p.m., at Columbia park, un
less the Portland diamond dries
sufficiently before the weekend.
Kirsch listed 13 pitchers as all
battling for traveling squad berths,
which he will announce thsi after
noon. Only three of these are south
paws, Will Stradley, Dewayne
Johnson, and Jim Ekstrom. The
right-handers include Whitey Lo
ll an, Dick Wilkins, Jim Kays, Dick
DeBernardi, Norm Henwood, Ho
mer Brobst, Bob Charlton, George
Watkins, and Bob Walker.
On the catching staff, the Web
foots have two lettermen back, Bill
Burgher and Dick Rodiger, with
Duff Kimsey to understudy them.
At first, Dick Bartle, starter last
year, and Don Gassoway are bat
tling for the berth.
Kirsch at Second
Walt Kirsch, two-year letterman
and captain of the team, appears to
have the inside track at second,
with competition being offered by
Bud Smith. Another two-year vet
eran, A1 Cohen, and newcomer
Jack Cooley are the top shortstop
Don Kimball, up from the JVs,
beads the third basemen, with
Chuck Strader also in line for the
position. Last year’s third-sacker
Johnny Kovenz has been switched
to left field, and Don Dibble, var
sity in ’46 and on the JVs last sea
son, is trying for the same spot.
Fleet-footed letterman Hal Zur
cher is back in centerfield, with
John Jones, two-year JV man, as
rell —.-M——i—.■ . .1.
insurance. The rightfield post is a
battle between Pat Wohlers and
A1 Smolish. Wohlers, who is
strengthening a leg which he broke
last season, is a letterman, and
Smolish has two seasons of JV ex
perience behind him.
Only left-handed batters on the
squad, outside of the pitchers, are
Gassoway, Wohlers, Jack Heckt,
and Russ Niehaus, while Smolish is
Although Lou Stafford cooled
off to a lukewarm 74, yesterday,
after Tuesday’s sensational 65, he
continued to lead Oregon’s golfing
aspirants through second-round
A newcomer, John Prince, shot
a first-round 76 yesterday, while
letterman Dom Provost turned in a
five-over-par 77 first round.
The qualifying rounds are being
played at the Eugene Country club
and all cards must be in by April
11. Golf coach Sid Milligan has an
nounced the season’s schedule for
the defending Northern Division
champion Webfoots, which pits
them against Washington State at
Pullman,, April 16 in their opener.
In Net Trials
After completing the quarter
final matches of the trials for
berths with Oregon’s varsity ten
nis team, the three returning let
termen from last years squad,
Nick Reed, Saal Lesser and Fred
Howard, all fame through uni
scathed. While Lesser rode on a
bye, Reed hit Dave Van Zandt,
1-6; 6-2; 6-4, and Howard swarm
ed over John Wysong, 6-0, 6-2.
This is the season of the first of
the sulfa drugs—sulfa’n’molasses.
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A thinclad roster consisting of
nine lettermen and 11 non-veter
ans has been tentatively selected
by Mentor John Warren to face
Oregon State in the dual relay
meet slated for Saturday after
noon in Eugene.
Lack of reserve depth in several
events may result in last-minute
changes in the line-up. Warren
has yet to name a fourth contest
ant in both the shuttle hurdle and
four-mile relays, and he may be
forced to shift harriers from the
other races in order to plug up the
A definite line-up will not be
forthcoming until after a heavy
workout Thursday, Warren re
vealed. There had been litle oppor
tunity thus far in the season to
discover any new talent that could
be inserted to bolster the Duck’s
all-round team strength.
Lettermen participating in Sat
urday’s contest will be: Dave Hen
thorne and Skiles Hoffman, 440
and 880 relays; George Rasmus
sen, Jack Doyle, and Mercer
Brown, shuttle hurdle relay; Lou
Robinson and Ray Heidenrich or
Jim Porter, shot put relay; and
Brown, high jump relay.
Tracksters who have yet to
earn a varsity “O”, tentatively
participating are: Bob Weber and
Leo Rubstello, 440 and 880; Dick
Shelton, Bob Dreisner, Bill Bell,
and Curt Butterfield, mile; Pietsch
man, Bu'tterfieeld, and Hoag, two
mile; Pietschman, four-mile; Dick
Don Fair, Fred Taylor, Co-Sports Editors
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38 Candidates Answer
Frosh Baseball Practice
In the first full turnout oi tne
season, 38 candidates answered
Frosh baseball coach Barney
Koch’s initial call yesterday after
noon. With the first game less
than three weeks away, Koch will
begin intensive preparations with
The men reporting were: pitchers
—Lyle Rogers, Central; Jim Hanns,
Eugene; Bruce Moorhead, Salem;
Irwin Schoonover, Hermiston; Ran
ny Young, Roseburg; Joe Elkins,
Lebanon; Mile Emel, Milwaukie;
and Dick Crang, Washington of
Catchers — Bud Leonard, Grant
Of Portland; Bill Hammerback,
Scappoose; Don Thompson, Port
land; Ken Bennett, Eugene; Eddie
Artzt, Beverly Hills, Calif; and
Dick Belt, Hermiston.
Infielders — Don Peterson,
Roosevelt of Portland; Brad Ful
lerton, Benson of Portland; Mel
Krause, Commerce of Portland;
Fred Stamm, Medford; John Ham
mons, Grants Pass; Keith Welch
and Clyde Ellison, Eugene; LeRoy
Coleman, Klamath Falls; Jack
McClintic, shot put; and Jim Boc
chi and Dave Williamson, high
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DETROIT, March 31—(UP) —
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