Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 11, 1948, Page 5, Image 5

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j Co-Sports Editor
Oregon State gave its OK for holding two night baseball
contests against the Webfoots, in the final Northern Division
home games for Oregon. Saturday night, the Webfoots and
Beavers will tangle in the civic stadium, starting at 8:15 p.m.
The other arc-light tilt is set for May 21.
Ordinarily these after-dark games would draw better
crowds than the regular afternoon contests, but both dates
are filled with outside competition. Next Saturday night,
several house dances plus the fact that GOP presidential
candidate Harold Stassen will speak in Eugene, is liable
to detract considerably from the attendance which the
baseball team deserves.
’ The second nocturnal game is scheduled the same night of
the Mortar Board ball, which again means a conflict in crowd
attendance. Nevertheless town people will have a. better chance
to see these games which may make up for the campus attrac
Rasmussen to Compete in Fresno Relays
Track coach John Warren announced yesterday that George
Rasmussen is almost a certainty to compete in the Fresno re
lays at Fresno, California Saturday night. Rasmussen will
i naturally compete in his speciality, the pole vault. Track stars,
from all parts of the Coast, will take part in the relays.
The raining out of so many Northern Division baseball
games has brought with it the problem of how the league
crown will be decided—by percentage or by games. For in
stance, Washington State and Oregon are tied for first
in games. Both have won three more contests than they’ve
lost, the Ducks with seven victories and four setbacks,
while the Cougars have a five and two record.
But WSC is in first place in the matter of percentage points.
The Pullman team’s per cent is .714, and the Webfoots’ .636.
Already the Cougars have had six games rained off their slate
which will not be made up, while Oregon has lost only one
contest via the weather.
Kirsch Rates WSC'Team to Beat'
Diamond coach Don Kirsch now lists the WSC nine as the
team to beat. He figures that Washington has as good a squad
as the Cougars, but adds that Washington State has the edge
■ because all of their remaining games will be held at or near
By near home is meant Lewiston, Idaho, for Buck Bai
ley’s team has yet to play on the Pullman diamond. In
stead, the rain has forced them to move these contests to
Lewiston, 35 miles away. The latter place is located in a
valley, which seems to escape the wrath of the weather
this spring.
The Ducks’ very successful trip, winning four of six, was
accomplished in the face of all sorts of obstacles. When the
team arrived in Moscow for the Idaho series, it had snowed
the morning of the first game. However, the Vandal diamond
was plowed, rolled, and dragged that day, making it good
enough to play on.
Duck Pitchers Hot Against Cougars
Against Washington State, Kirsch was more than pleased
with the performances of pitchers Whitey Lokan, DeWayne
Johnson, and Homer Brobst. He also added that Buck Bailey
was quite calm throughout the nip-and-tuck doubleheader.
When Lokan dropped the 1-0 three-hitter to the Cou
gars,, the scorekeepers were divided on the point of the
winning run being earned or unearned. With the bases
loaded, WSC catcher Henry Jorrison connected with a
solid hump-back liner to right field. Duck outfielder Pat
Wohlers made a long run for the ball, which caromed off his
glove. Some of the pencil men credited Wohlers with an ,
error, while others gave Jorrison a hit.
In the second game which Oregon captured 3-1, Johnson,
who gained credit for the win, pitched in hobbling style, while
still suffering from a pulled leg muscle. However the Bailey
men couldn’t take advantage of his injury, and Johnson now is
the leading hurler on the squad with three wins and no defeats.
Hurlers Plagued by 5ore Arms
Among other handicaps suffered by the Duck baseballers,
'was an outbreak of sore arms. Dick DeBernardi had a lame
flipper in his last start, and Whitey Lokan also was plagued
with the same difficulty in the final Washington contest. Brobst
in the Idaho series, numbed his pitching hand, while batting and
'breaking the bat. Although this forced his removal from the
Vandal contest, he filled in as a reliefer later, and is all right
’ now.
The Ducks held Gordy Brunswick, WSC’s slugging
first sacker well in check. He managed two scratch hits
off Oregon, a slow infield roller, and a texas leaguer. Most
' unusual feat pulled by the Webfoot nine was tallying four
runs in one inning without the benefit of a hit, in the 7-6
. 10-inning win over the Huskies. A balk, double steal, error
and wild pitch all helped the Kirschmen to accomplish
the trick.
Intramural Nines Blast
Out Lopsided Victories
3:50 North Field—Delta Tau Delta vs. Sigma Nu
3:50 South Field—Sherry Ross vs. Sigma Phi Epsilon
3:50 Upper Field—Phi Sigma Kappa vs. YMCA
4:55 North Field—Theta Chi vs. Sigma Chi
4:55 South Field—Stan Ray Hall vs. Phi Kappa Sigma
,4:55 Upper Field—Sigma Alpha Epsilon vs. Omega Hall
Sturdy footing, hard hitting,
countless errors and walks provid
ed the punch for five intramural
softball squads to post runaway
victories in yesterday’s first round
of makeup tilts. The only close
game of the afternoon was Nestor
hall’s harrow 2-1 triumph over Tau
Kappa Epsilon.
The Hallmen capitalized on two
errors in the final stanza to become
victorious. TKE scored in the ini
tial canto when third baseman Dee
Barre singled driving across lead
off man Chuck McMillen. Nestor
scored in the fourth on two singles
and two walks as losing pitcher
Roy Griffin momentarily lost con
trol. Inning number five proved
disastrous for TKE, as the final
counter was scored with no outs.
Bob Taggesell, Phi Delta Theta’s
outstanding chucker, registered
win number five in pitching the Phi
Delt nine to an 8-3 victory over Se
derstrom hall. Taggesell set down
eight batters via the strikeout
route, and gave up four bingles,
while his teammates garnered 10
hits in copping the win.
Kappa Sigma also remained in
the undefeated bracket by white
washing Stitzer hall 16-0. First
baseman Archie Gacek wielded a
big stick in gathering a homer and
and a single in three trips to the
plate. Don Wingate limited the
Stitzer nine to only three bingles.
After scoring three times in the
first inning, the Kappa Squad bat
ted around in the second canto and
tallied seven runs.
Tony Klobas’ bid for a no hit ball
game was ruined in the fourth inn
ing as McChesney hall’s shortstop
Dick Mase singled, ruining the op
posing pitcher’s great opportunity
for a perfect game. Pi Kappa Alpha
walked away with the contest 6-0.
Klobas recorded six strikeouts and
issued only one walk in providing
a whitewash job.
Driving across five counters in
the initial stanza, and adding single
tallies in each the second, fourth
and fifth innings, along with an
other five run outburst in the sixth
provided Beta Theta Pi with 13
runs and a walkaway victory over
Pi Kappa Phi. The Pi Kaps tallied
only three times throughout the tilt.
Winning pitcher Dale Brugger re
corded nine strikeouts and gave up
only two hits in gaining his victory.
In the day’s remaining game,
Campbell club dumped the Legal
Eagle nine 7-4. The Clubmen scored
four times in the first inning on
three hits, a walk, and two errors.
After the Club men tallied three
more runs, the Eagles combined
two walks, two hits, and three er
rors for a short three run rally in
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the final stanza, but the scoring
spree was far too short of the
mark. Bud Woolen Webber was the
winning pitcher.
Frosh Divide
With Beavers
Oregon’s yearling baseball crew
split a twin bill with the Oregon
State College Rooks Saturday af
ternoon on Coleman Field, Corval
lis, dropping the opener 6 to 2,
but annexing the nightcap, 8 to
The Rooks sailed into Bob Pal
mer in the first inning of the sec
ond game for a total of four runs
on two singles, four walks, and a
wild pitch. They went on to add
one tally in the second inning after
Lyle Rogers had been sent in to
stop the Aggie fire, and another
in the sixth frame.
But the Ducklings were not to
be denied as they smashed back
for a pair of three run rallies in
the fifth and seventh stanzas, and
pushed across one run in each of
the first and third innings. The
Frosh levied an eleven hit barrage
on two Rook twirlers, including
eurveball artist Jim Irish, of Eu
gene, in coming from behind in the
last inning to gain the victory.
In the opener the five hit pitch
ing of Bud Berg, former Washing
ton high athlete, completely throt
tled the Duckling attack, as they
were able to score in only the
fourth and seventh frames.
Sports Staff:
Fred Taylor
Ken Johnson
John Barton
Dick Cramer
Dean DeLap
Sam Fidman
Divot Diggers
Qualifying For
Tourney Team
Coach Sid Milligan’s Oregon div
oteers are warming up this week
for the coming matches with Port
land U. and OSC Friday and Sat
urday. Both matches will be played
away "from home.
Dom Provost, current medalist
for the Ducks, win De concentrat
ing heavily on his putting—the part
of his game that caused him the
most trouble against Washington.
Provost missed several short putts
against Ed Draper that would have
given him points from 'the diminu
tive Husky ace, even against Dra
per’s outstanding golf. Provost is
the first to criticize his putting and
is working conscientiously to cor
rect his 'trouble.
During the past week the Duclcs
have been qualifying for positions
on the four-man team that will
compete in the northern division
play-offs May 22. A total of 72
holes will be played and the four
low scorers will compose Oregon’s
team. A1 Riebel made a strong bid
for a team position when he fired
a 67 in his first round.
The Ducks’ best point maker this
year has been the two-man best
ball matches. And no wonder—the
best ball total for four matches is
34 under par.
But individual play has been no
slouch, either. Shooting 45 strokes
more than par in five matches has
given the team an average of . nine
over six men or 1 Vi over per man.
Ten of these strokes over par were
shot against Portland when win
ning wasn’t dependent upon spark
ling golf.
Lou Stafford’s 10 points led in
the point-making department. Pro
vost, although behind Stafford with
8 Vi points, has been the consistent
low score shooter. Provost is 11 un
der par in his five matches, an av
erage of 2.2 under for each match.
The Webfoots as a team have
garnered 83 points to their op
ponents 43 Vi in individual play and
have beaten their opposition 25Vi
to 10 Vi in the best ball competition
for a total of 109 to 54, just over
twice as many points.
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