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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (May 28, 1948)
Don Fair, Fred Taylor, Co-Sports Editors
No Team Gets Two on
IM Softball All-Stars
By Dean DeLap and Bob Coughlin
Intramural softball is over for
the year. The games have been
played. The champion has been
crowned. The players are through
with the game and the would-be
sports writers get their chance .to
mangle it—now is the time for all
good men to pick an all-star team.
Choosing the men for a dream
team is not as easy as it may
seem. Thirty-six teams played soft
ball this year and every one of
them had their candidates for
stardom. Talent was duplicated at
two or three positions, 13 first
basemen were considered and
there were a number of good short
stops, catchers, and pitchers. Ob
viously a man that played for a
weak team would not show as well
as one who might not be quite as
good but had the fortune to play
with a team that won the majority
of its games.
So, with all humility and apol
ogies to those to whom apologies
are due, the intramural sports
writers present their all star team.
We think it’s a good one.
Pitcher, Ed Sanford, Delta Tau
Catcher, Lee Krause, Campbell
First base, Willie McCullough,
Phi Kappa Sigma.
Second base, Bob Lavey, Phi
Third base, Bob Gibson, Merrick
Shortstop, Jake Leicht, Sigma
Outfield, Merle Aden, Sigma
Alpha Epsilon; Abe Johnson, Kap
,|>a Sigma; Hoy Baughman, Theta
Jim Popp, pitcher, Sigma Alpha
Bob Taggesal, pitcher, Phi Delta
Tony Geremia, Catcher, Delta
Bud Helm, first base, Sigma Al
Bob Kehrli, first base, Delta Tau
Joe Lorenz, second base, Nestor
Geogc Huggins, third base, Al
pha Tau Omega.
Chuck Strader, shortstop, Chi
Outfield, Jim Bocehi, Phi Kappa
Psi; Jerry Switzer, Phi Delta
Theta; Bill Walker, Sigma Alpha
Honorable mention . . . Catchers
. . .Dick Maxwell, Chi Psi; Bill
Hay, Legal Eagles; . . .Pitchers . . .
Jerry Barde, Sigma Alpha Mu; Don
Wingate, Kappa Sigma . . . First
base . . .Chuck Rufner, Chi Psi;
Don Crouch, Phi Delta Theta . . .
Third base . . . Herb Bachofner,
Ed Sanford was in a class by
himself as a pitcher but neither
Taggesal nor Popp could be dis
regarded. Taggesal pitched three
no-hitters during the season and
took the Phi Delts into the semi
finals. Popp was one of the coolest
pitchers of the league and the best
hitter of them all.
Lee Krause and Tony Geremia
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were ahead of all other catchers.
Neither was an exceptional hitter
but both were inspirational play
ers who kept their team fighting
till the last inning. Krause’s throws
to the bases kept Campbell from
having a single base stolen all
Lavey was moved from short
stop where Leicht and Strader,
two of the league’s outstanding
players had positions cinched, to
his old post at second base. In the
same manner Jim Bocchi was
transferred from first base where
there were more good ball players
than at any other position, to the
outfield which suffered from a
shortage of first rate players.
Plhi Kap’s Willie McCullough
was unquestionably outstanding
among the first baseman, but
SAE’s fine fielder Bud Helm and
Bob Kehrli who led the Delts in
hitting were so equally matched
that it was impossible to decide
Sammies Beat SAEs
IM tennis moved another step
ahead when the Sammies downed
SAE 3-0. Earde turned in the
first win for the SAM boys when
■he downed Wadsworth 6-1, 6-4.
Light and Bonime defeated Segale
and Mount in one doubles match,
4-6, 6-0. 6-2, while Krane and
Lippman dropped Popp and Cak
adderly 6-3, 6-4 in the other.
Four Webfoots in PCC Meet
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Tennis Prospects Bright For
Next Season; Three Men Lost
By JOHN BARTON
Oregon's tennis prospects for
1949 look bright at this early date,
according to Coach Kermit Smith.
Smith said yesterday that the
race for next year’s Northern div
ision crown should be a three-way
affair. Washington, Oregon State,
and Oregon should be about equal
in strength on the courts next
season, Smith asserted.
Only three men will be lost from
this year’s squad, Smith reported.
Nick Reed, Rick Trommlitz, and
Fred Howard will be lost to the
team after this season.
Regulars returning next year
will be Bert Bowman, Saal Lesser,
Bud Carpenter, Dave VanZandt,
and Bob Corgan.
To top this list of netters are
ATO Winners of
Alpha Tau Omega is this year’s
intramural champion. Though all
figures have not yet been com
piled the ATOs have a convincing
point lead and are in the golf
finals. Intramural leaders and
their poin totals are:
ATO, 603 points with golf re
sults not yet in.
Theta Chi, 503 points with golf
finals to be played.
Sigma Nu, 505 points.
Sigma Alpha Mu, 471 points,
with tennis finals to be played.
Phi Delta Theta, 471 points.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 471.
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more prospects, including several
veterans of former seasons who
did not play this year.
Smith said that he expects to
see Jerry Bardy, Cork Caskey, and
Stan Anderson on the courts giv
ing this year’s veterans a fight for
positions. Up from the frosh ranks
will be Dan Cuddahay. who is a
sure contender for a spot on the
Smith listed as his two most
reliable players, Bert Bowman and
Saal Lesser, who played the one
and two spots all season.
VA Asks Proof
For Pay Boost
Students in Oregon schools and
colleges must furnish the Veterans
Administration with proof of addi
tional dependents before the new
top bracket of $120 monthly sub
sistence allowances can be paid,
Donald C. Schworer, University VA
representative, emphasized yester
For dependents born in Oregon,
veterans are advised to supply full
information in person at the near
est VA office. The state board of
health no longer issues birth cer
tificates with all the data needed,
but the VA will submit the stu
dent’s own statement to the state
board for confidential verification.
Virtually all other states issue
certified copies of birth records
which are acceptable to the VA,
Schworer pointed out.
Four varsity trackmen and
Coach John Warren left by plane
Wednesday morning for the first
post-war PCC meet, held tonight
in the Los Angeles coliseum.
Representing Oregon will be
George Rasmussen, pole vault;
Dave Henthorne, sprints; Skiles
Hoffman, broadjump; and Lou
Rasmussen cleared 14 feet for
the first time this year as he shat
tered the ND record in Missoula
last week, and has a better-than
even chance to also annex the coast
crown. His strongest rival will be
Montgomery of USC, the only col
legian to defeat the j,lender Bend
jumper in the Fresno relays.
Henthorne and Hoffman placed
second in the 100 and broad-jump
respectively last week, and Hen
thorne also took third in the 220.
Both will face top-flight perform
ers again today, but should contrib
ute a few points to the Webfoot
The remaining member of the
quartet, spearman Lou, Robinson,
successfully defended his title in
the division finals, and is rated as
one of the top performers on the
coast in his event.
The largest northwest aggrega
tion will be sent by the University;
of Washington colors. Thirteen
Husky centermen are slated to
compete today, and Oregon State
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