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Oregon Dumps Idaho Twice
Mills, Brobst Fashion
7-3, 7-2 Twin Wins
MOSCOW, Idaho, May 3—(AP)—The Oregon Ducks held
the Northern Division baseball lead in a firm grip Tuesday after
dropping the University of Idaho 7-3 and 7-2 in a conference
Sid Mills set the Vandals down with five hits in the nine-in
ning opener. His mates provided a good working margin by cros
sing the plate five times in the first inning. Oregon added single
runs ia the third and ninth innings.
It was Mills’ third conference vic
tory without defeat.
Don Fodrea, the Idaho mounds
man, gave up three hits in the fatal
first, and was hampered by two er
In the seven-inning nightcap
Oregon again salted the game
away with a five-run inning, this
time the third. A flurry of Ore
gon hits and Idaho errors drove
lion Hunt, Idaho’s starting pitch
er off the mound in the third.
Van Briggs worked the hill for
the Vandals until the sixth and
Bob Linck finished up'.
Oregon outhit Idaho in the sec
ond game 11 to 6. Five Oregon bats
men got a pair of blows each—Pat
Wohlers, Dick Bartle, Ray Strat
ton, Walt Kirsch, and Gene Rose.
Homer Brobst was the winning
pitcher, his second in conference
play. Hunt was the loser.
The Webfoots now get a one
day rest before tackling Art Mc
I-arney’s Washington nine in Se
attle, Thursday and Friday. Ore
gon has now won three of its first
four games on the Northern in
vasion. The Husky series will
complete a six-games-in-eight
days stint for the Klrschmen.
Mel Krause is expected to be the
Ducks’ choice for the initial Wash
ington game. Starter for the final
Seattle contest is still doubtful,
w ith Dick DeBernardi, Oregon right
hander, the probable choice for the
OREGON 501 000 001—7 8 2
IDAHO 000 200 100—3 5 3
Mills and Rose ; Fodrea and Glav
OREGON 005 110 0—7 11 2
IDAHO 000 020 0—2 6 6
Brobst and Rose; Hunt, Briggs
(3), Linck (6.) and Whitcomb.
In Hitting Race
EUGENE, May 3—(AP)—The
Northern Division baseball pen
nant race has taken on the ap
pearance of a hitter’s league,
with ten regulars batting above
.371, and Bill Andring, Washington
first baseman, topping the field
with a .520 average.
Dick Stiles, Washington State
righthander, may dispute the dom
inance of the hitters, having won
four straight with an earned run
average of 2.00. Ward Rockey of
WSC, Chuck Sauvain of OSC and
Sid Mills of Oregon have all won
two mound triumphs without de
Al Cohen, veteran Oregon sec
ond baseman, trails Andring in
hitting with a .464 average, and
leads in runs hatted in with 16.
The averages do not include
Tuesday’s Idaho-Oregon double
The leading hitters:
AB H Pet.
Andring, Wash .25 13 .520
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Beware Umps! The Lip's Back.
CINCINNATI, May 3—(AP) —
Commissioner A. B. (Happy)
Chandler gave Leo Durocher a
clean bill of health Tuesday and
demanded that every baseball
dub in the country take immediate
measures to protect its players
from the abuse of fans.
In less than two hours, Chandler
found there was not sufficient evi
dence to indicate the New York
Giants’ manager has “deliberately
assaulted" Fred Boysen, a fan of
Puerto Rican descent, after a game
at the Polo grounds last Thursday.
"Under the circumstances, the
suspension against Durocher is
lifted immediately and Durocher
will rejoin his team on Wednesday,
May 4,” Chandler announced.
The commissioner took a belt at
club owners who have not properly
[ policed their parks and at fans who
have abused the athletes.
There is ample evidence,” he
said, “that the Polo grounds was
not properly policed on the af
ternoon of April 28th, or Fred
Boysen would not have been per
mitted to move about in the box
seat section, for whieli he ha'd no
ticket, and to hurl insulting lan
guage, which he directed at Dur
ocher principally, and would not
have been on the field at the
conclusion of the game.
“Fair play demands that vicious
name-calling by fans, in the direc
tion of players, be not indulged in.
Ball players have a right to pro
tection from unwarranted abuse."
President Horace Stoneham of
the Giants, beaming at the quick
acquittal of his peppery little man
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Won Lost Pet.
OREGON . 7 2 .778
Washington State .6 3 .667
Oregon State .4 2 .667
Washington .3 4 .429
Idaho .0 9 .000
Wednesday — Oregon State at
WSC. Thursday — Oregon at
Washington, Oregon State at W
SC’. Friday—Oregon at Washing
ton, Oregon State at Idaho. Sat
urday—Oregon State at Idaho.
East as Grid
Jim Aiken, Oregon’s deep-voiced
football coach, took off for Cleve
land last night, and some 94 play
ers took off on a week’s vacation
from spring practice. It won’t be re
sumed until'he returns next Mon
Aiken’s air trip takes him to
the Ohio metropolis to lecture at
the Cleveland Browns Football
Clinic. He is scheduled to give'a
50-minute talk concerning Ore
gon’s offense, and will also show
slides and diagrams of plays as
well as movies of the 1949 Cot
While there Aiken will make an
extensive tour of the stewed apple
circuit. On Thursday he’ll attend a
luncheon tossed by the Touchdown
club and Friday night he is plan
ning to partake of a banquet pre
sented by the Cleveland profession
The trip will actually serve a
two-fold purpose, for Aiken intends
to pluck down an assistant coach
from among the five high schools
and small college men he has invit
ed for interviews.
Actual announcement of the se
lection will not be forthcoming un
til Aiken comes back to Eugene.
Final approval must be secured
from Athletic Director Leo Harris.
Roger Wiley, big 6-foot, 8-inch
center of the Oregon basketball
team for last four years, has been
named head basketball coach at
Bend high school.
“Mr. Big” of the Ducks, since
his return from the armed ser
vices in 1945, Wiley set a new in
ROGER WILEY, four-year bas
ketball letterman, signed a con
tract to coach the cage sport at
dividual Northern Division rec
ord by scoring 645 points in con
ference games during his college
athletic career. During the 1948
49 season, he paced ND individ
ual scorers as he poured through
235 points to lead Coach John
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Warren's Webfoots to a third ,
place with Idaho with “ wins and
Wiley, who will be graduated
from the school of physical educa
tion at the end of spring term, was *
named on the All-Northern division .
cage quintet last year and men
tioned as a candidate for All
American honors by several sports ~
writers throughout the nation. *
Now acting as assistant coach '
of the Springfield high school base-,
ball team, Wiley was elected presi
dent of the Order of the O in the
spring of 1948.
He replaces Russ Acheson at the
Bend helm whose team placed
third in state high school playoff
in March. Wiley will take over his "
coaching duties at the beginning '
of the school year next fall. 1