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 34. 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 string. 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 son. 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 afternoon. 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 pacity. 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 collegians. i 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 inning. 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. CONSECUTIVE DOUBLES by 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 third. THE LAST INNING was a * 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 . (Please turn to page 5) 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.