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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (April 14, 1949)
By DON FAIR
„ Emerald Sports Writer
Yesterday's 11-4 win for the 'YVebfoots over Idaho at least
temporarily snapped the hitting and fielding doldrums with
which the Oregon nine has been having trouble. A 13-hit bar
rage is a good opening show for the diamond team, although to
' day’s game may be something else again.
Following the Vandal series, the Ducks will meet colorful
' Buck Bailey and his Washington State crew, April 18 and 19,
in the next division contests. The Cougars have walked away
- with the title honors the past two years, and seem heavy fa
vorites to run the string to three successive crowns. WSC op
ens its division season Friday and Saturday against a question
mark team from Washington.
Bailey, a natural drawing card by himself, again features a
club which is long on power. In winning the ND toga in ’41
and ’48, the Cougars were noted as a fair-fielding, long distance
hitting outfit. At last reports, Washington State boasted a
healthy preseason record of 19 wins in 21 preseason fracases.
Fans Shouldn't Miss Seeing Bailey
“ Barrell-chested Bailey is a must-see for baseball followers,
when he brings hi’s Cougars to Eugene next week. He can almost
- steal the play from the two teams when he is performing at his
natural best. His booming voice can be heard all over the field.
His antics of charging umpires, stomping out to the pitchers’
mound, and kicking water buckets, catcher's mitts, or anything
else handy when the breaks are going against his team make him
such a crowd favorite.
Chuck Finley s Idaho team, in yesterday s opener, seemed
a little green, but they boasted only one senior in the starting
lineup, pitcher Arnold Beebe. That’s mighty promising mater
ial with which to build for the coming campaigns. The entire
infield is composed of-Sophomores as are two of the outfield.
A couple of the inner gardei^men for Idaho are very familiar
' to Oregon fans—shortstop Nick Stallworth and first baseman
• Bob l’ritchett. Both men were basketball shining lights for the
Vandals, and proved themselves quite adept at the diamond sport.
Stallworth Boosted as Another Marion
Stallworth is held in high esteem by the Oregonian Sporting
Editor L. H. Gregory. He is listed as a coming Marty Marion,
lanky smooth-fielding shortpatcher of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Despite one error, Stallworth showed much promise afield, with
his loose easy gait and throw. At bat, he did just about every
thing, including a home run into the right field hedge.
Pritchett and Dexter Linck, centerfielder and another bas
keteer, looked the best for the Vandals, both fielding several
chances flawlessly. With a little more experience, and if the
hurling makes its appearance the Idaho nine may turn out
much like last year’s cage team, a nemesis to one and all of the
conference foes. They trek to Corvallis for two games Friday
Aside from the hitting, the performance of hurler Mel Krause
and backstop Gene Rose gave Webfoot hopes a boost. Krause
tried a little in the late innings, but finished the nine-frame stint
in one-two-three fashion. Rose, handling himself smartly behind
the plate, cracked out a pair of timely blows, and now may have
the inside ticket to the starting catching berth.
- Over the Bank is a Double
New ground rules are in effect this season on Howe field;
" which got its first baseball baptism yesterday since the ’47 sea
son. A ball hit over the bank in left field, unless going over on the
- fly, is not an automatic double. This makes impossible some of
the prettiest fielding plays ever turned in on the local diamond.
- That was the Dick Whitman to Bill Carney, to the plate relay,
on a ball hit over the bank, which cut off many potential home
„ runs in the ’41 and ’42 seasons.
Whitman and Carney were two of the fastest runners, true
est throwers that ever performed for an Oregon baseball team.
Whitman recently has been shuttling back and forth between
the Brooklyn Dodgers and their farm teams, while Carney
spent a couple of seasons displaying his talents for the Port
Other outfield grounds rules : A ball hit into the hedge in right
field is in play, with the batter entitled to whichever base he can
reach.A drive over the right field fence is an automatic home run,
and one hit into the centerfield bleachers is a ground rule triple.
Athletic Director Leo Harris revealed that plans are under
way to have a new baseball scoreboard bv the ’50 season. Present
budget plans didn’t call for such an addition this year, but the
chances of a new scoreboard are good for next year. Tentative
sketches have already been drawn up by University student,
Doesn't Even Sound Like Softball!
Stan Ray Astounds Hunter, 35-2
Vets’ Housing vs. Hunter Hall
Stan Ray vs. 13th St. A.C.
By JOHN BARTON
Another day of intramural soft
ball went under the rope yester
day afternoon, with a light sched
ule of only three games.
Most spectacular game of the
day was the lop-sided affair in
which Stan Ray hall beat Hunter
hall 35-2. On the more moderate
side, Phi Sigma Kappa came back
in a replay game to beat French
hall, 8-5, and Westminster beat
the Lower Thirteenth street Ath
letic club with the same 8-5 score.
STAN RAY hall went raving
wild in five innings against Hun
ter hall to mount up a 35-run mar
gin against two for the losers. In
tramural department records were
not consulted after the game, but
the score is probably a record for
five innings of play.
The boys from Stan Ray were
simply red hot, while the Hunter
team had a decidedly rough time
of it, with pitching, fielding, and
By innings, the track meet went
as follows: Stan Ray got three
runs in the first and 15 in the sec
ond, while Hunter picked up one
in this frame; eight in the third
for Stan Ray, six in the fourth, and
three in the fifth.
HUNTER got a homer in the
fifth on a Stan Ray error to bring
their total to two runs.
Stan Ray Pitcher Harry Wollin
had a good day, while Hunter used
both Gene Barnhart and Bob
Clumb to little avail.
Phi Sigma Kappa finally beat
French hall, after having to re
play the game yesterday because
of a time technicality in last
week’s game. Phi Sig Pitcher
Russ Hawks was the main rea
son for the win, giving up only
Hawks held the hallmen hitless
for three innings, but had trouble
in the last inning, when French
rallied and picked up five runs.
French Pitcher Milo Emil exhibit
ed his usual speed, but failed to
come through with control when it
PHI SIGMA KAPPA grabbed
four runs in the first inning, and
Rickey Supports Clause
NEW YORK, April 14—(AP) —
Branch Rickey said yesterday base
ball's reserve clause is opposed by
persons of “avowed Communist
tendencies” and he drew immedi
ate fire from men challenging the
game in the courts.
the count stood at 8-0 going into
the last frame, when French pulled
their strong rally of five runs.
The Lower 13th street Athletic
club got off to a slow start against
the hard-hitting club from West
minster house. Westminster
grabbed a 4-1 lead in the first
frame, and held on long enough to
For the winners, Bill Love and
Clell Conrad banged out home
runs to aid their club’s cause.
The Athletic club pulled a big
rally in the third, to tie the score
up at five-ail, but the Housemen
went ahead to garner three more
Frank Cothrell pulled pitching
duties for the winners, while El
ery Reems did mound chores for
the Athletic club.
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