Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, April 02, 1949, Page 4, Image 4

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    Webfoots Blast Pioneers, 14-5
PCL Word Battles Start Early
IMP I HE BILE ENGLIN (center) tells Oakland coach Bill Kelly (left) he’ll have no more talk talk
from him or he’ll be taking an early shower. The sulking gentleman at the right is Oaks Manager
Chuck Dressen. This action occurred in the sixth inning of the opening game against Sacramento at
Sacramento when Dressen charged that the Solons Pitcher Manny Salvo balked. Sacramento won, 5
to 2. (AP Wirephoto)
Hutchins Stars for Losers As
Varsity Wallops Frosh 84-34
Coach Bill Bovverman’s varsity
distance and sprint men added 40
more points yesterday to 44-tolO
bulge built up by the weight and
field charges Thursday afternoon
to take their duel meet with the
Frosh harriers. Final score was 84
Jack Hutchins, little fleetfooted
freshman of Olympic fame, stole
the show from the victors as he led
the field all the way in the three
quarter mile race and burst into a
terrific sprint for the last 200 yard.
Hutchins’ time for the event was 3
minutes 20.2 seconds, over 5 sec
onds better than Pete Mundle, two
year letterman.
Mundle made the outcome hang
it the balance for two full laps, but
was no match when lad from Vic
ti ria, B. C. started shoveling on the
ccal for the final sprint to tIre
Hottest contested race of the af
ternoon in the longer distance was
the (500 yard run with the varsity’s
\\ alt McClure coming from behind
i the last 50 yards to edge out
f:ashman Art Backlund by 5 feet.
McClure led tin- first time around
but dropped into second place on
the far side of the track as Back
lund began to open up. However the
freshman’s sprint weakened in the
stretch and McClure forged by for
the victory.
Only one-tenth of a second sepa
rated first and second place in both
the high and low hurdles while a
mere two-tenths spelled the dif
fernce in the 150 yard dash.
In the lows, Jack Doyle, another
two year letterman, pushed into the
lead after the first hurdle and went
on to beat out Frosh Jack Smith by
two strides.
Pete Murer duplicated Doyle’s
performance by edging Duckling
Ralph Risley in the highs.
In the 150 yard dash, A1 Bullier
from last Duckling team blazed his
way down the cinder path to defeat
Phil Jones, stylish young Yearling.
Bullier’s time was 15.8 seconds
while Jones was clocked at 16 flat.
Davey Henthorne showed a re
turn of 1947 form as he roared
across the cinders in the 75 yard
dash in 7.8 seconds to top Phil Jones
and Mitch Cleary in a three man
event. Although Henthorne’s time
was not record shattering, it was
very good for this early in the sea
Dennis O'Sullivan edged Out
teammate Jack Countryman in the
330 yard run as the varsity swept
all three scoring spots in the event.
This was the only complete sweep
for the main stringers during the
150 yd. dash—Won by A1 Bullier
(V) 15.8; 2—Phil Jones (F); 3—
Dave Cole (V).
Three-quarter mile — Won by
Jack Hutchins (F) 3:20; 2—Pete
Mundle; 3—Hamilton (F).
60 yd. run—Won by Walt Mc
Clure (V) 1:26.6; 2—Art Backlund
(F); 3—A1 Kraxberger.
160 low hurdles—Won by Jack
Doyle (V) 18.6; Jack Smith (F); 3
—Bob Coughlin (V).
High hurdles—Won by Pete Mur
er (V) 12.; 2—Ralph Risley (F); 3
Bob Macbee (V).
75 yd. dash—Won by Dave Hen
thorne (V) 7.S; 2—Phil Jones (F);
3—Mitch Cleary (F).
330 yd. dash — Won by Dennis
O’Sullivan (V) 3S.4; 2—Jack Coun
tryman (V); 3—Hunter (V).
Buster McClure to Coach Tackles. Ends
A. big kinky-haired fellow, all
215 pounds of him, set foot on the
Oregon campus yesterday and
promptly went to work. He's Bob
(Buster) McClure, new Webfoot
tackle and end coach, who will
,irk on Jim Aiken's staff this
spring in hopes of showing the
boys a few of the tricks he was
doing himself last year when per
f< lining for the Boston Yanks of
tie National Professional league.
McClure, who played under Ai
lten at Nevada, settled himself at
his quarters in the training room
in McArthur court and quickly
picked out some eequipment for
himself. Included was a headgear
and a pair of hip pads, if that
means anything.
Buster was an All-Illinois cen
ter in his prep days. Aiken heard
about it and whisked hi moff to
Reno, where he now lives. At Ne
vada he captured a smattering of
All-American honors and also did
a bit of coaching on the side, help
ing Aiken in a rather unofficial ca
So, when Frank Zazula and Dick
Miller departed recently, Aiken
went on the prowl for someone to
give hi ma hand to tide him over
spring- drills. It was only natural
that he turn to his old protege,
Buster McClure.
And, with helmet and pads, he
should be able to show the colle
gians strike a few finer points and
push some rather nifty ideas into
the bonnets of Oregon’s collective
Bartle, Kovenz Top
Oreaon Hitting List
Oregon’s hit-happy Webfoots,
2losing in on their third pre-sea
son victory in as many starts,
Drought out their lustiest slugging
weapons yesterday afternoon in
Portland and promptly sprayed
iiits all over the lot to hang a 14-5
iefeat on Lewis and Clark college.
This afternoon the Ducks wade
into Portland university for a dou
bleheader with the Pilots.
RAIN SPILLED down through a
goodly part of yesterday’s game,
so much so that the second game
if the scheduled double attraction
was canceled. But the Ducks, typi
3ally enough, took to the water
iust like all good ducks.
Don Kirsch threw two pitchers
igainst the hosting Pioneers, Ho
mer Bropst and Dick DeBernardi.
Bropst went five of the seven
frames and took the credit for the
win, but he had a pretty shaky
time of it. The veteran right-hand
sr was tagged for all five Lewis
ind Clark runs off seven safeties.
DeBernardi looked like he was in
:he pink, serving up only one hit
n his brief sojourn.
THE WEBFOOTS got remarlf
ible results with 11 well bunched
nits. In fact, only one of these
went for extra bases, that being a
towering three-run homer punched
iut by Dick Bartle in the very first
Bartle’s spanking four-master,
following on the heels of a single
ay Johnny Kovenz and a walk to
Hal Zurcher, sent the Lemon-and
Breen nine into a kuick three-run
ead, but it was just as quickly
short lived.
Lewis and Clark bounced back,
knotted things up, and then took a
1-3 lead in the second. A one-baser
nto center field by Arnold Thom
rs and a pass to Bob Miesely set
the stage for Bob Sutherland’s
louble, good for one marker. Then
Freddie Wilson stepped up, rapped
but a single, sending Miesely and
Sutherland homeward and sending
:he Pioneers into a 3-3 tie.
Don Wright and Thomas made it
1-3 in the second inning, but the
Pioneers had done their damage
’or the day.
From then on it was ajoyride
for the Ducks, who pushed across
me run in the third, another in the
fourth, and then put the decision
in storage with a three run out
burst in the sixth and a pulveriz
ing six-run seventh innning.
The Pioneers sent Ed Paul out
to the firing line in the sixth inn
ing after Don Wright, the starter, *
was shelled for five runs oa as
many hits. Did w esay it was rain
ing—brother, the Pioneers must
have felt a thunderstorm.
When Captain A1 Cohen reached -
first on a fielder's choice, the
Ducks were off wining. Don Dibble
watched four balls and theen Don
Kimball watched another one hit
him. That made the sacks chock
full. Dale Warberg proved equal
to the occasion by pumping two
runs on a single. A wild throw al- .
lowed Kimball to skip in with the
nightmare the Pioneers won’t soon
forget. Scarcely had they taken
the field when they found three
Ducks perched on a like number
of bases via the walk routee. *
Bartlee, whose wagon tongue
has been splitting hits like a tom
mygun since the exhibition season
began, drilled a two-run single,
sending in Kovenz and Walt ^
Kirsch. Cohen followed in kind,
with Zurcher and Bartle scoring.
Then Dibble stroked Cohen home, •
and came in himself a moment lat
er on DeBernardi’s infield poke.
Paul, who, in his two stanza
stint, was clubbed for four runs,
picked up the losing ticket. He was _
followed to the mound by Mus
grove and Devin, both of whom had
a wobbly time of it. Sloppy field- *
ing hurt the Pioneers considerably.
They hobbled three times; Oregon -
itself had two miscues afield.
BIG STICK MAN for the Ducks
was the bashing Mr,. Bartle. Dick
had a perfect day with two hits,
three walks, and five RBI’s. He '
scored two himself. His spring bat
ting average for 3 games now is -
a phenomenal .727.
Kovenz, too, had good pickings. -
He banged out three safeties in
five tries, also scoring twice, as
did Kirsch, Zurcher and Dibble.
Cohen dented the plate three times.
Kirsch used practically the same
lineup that carried him through in
the first two games, except, of
course, for the pitcher. Warberg "
worked the whole game behind the .
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Readies for Spring Drills
JIM AIKEX, Oregon’s veteran grid boss, has been laying plans for
the opening of spring football practice next Monday. He is expect
ing to greet 115 aspirants including several valuable lettermen and
a host of transfers.