Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, May 13, 1949, Page 5, Image 5

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Ducks Face OSC in Key ND Contest
Oregon Trails Cougars
As Last Series Starts;
Howe Field Action at 3
Coach Don Kirsch sends his second-place Oregon Webfoots
into a title-deciding baseball Civil War today at 3 p. m., when
the Ducks meet the Oregon State Beavers on Howe Field.
A near-capacity crowd of 3000 is expected to see today’s first
contest in the annual four-game Oregon-OSC series. The two
teams play tomorrow at Corvallis, and then repeat the series
next weekend.
Kirsch's Oregons trail Washington State by a half-game, and
hold a game and one-halt lead
over the third-place Beavers.
OSC COACH Ralph Cole
man’s starting pitcher today is
expected to be Lefthander
Chuck Sauvain, one of the most
effective chnckers in the Nor
thern Division. Sauvain holds a
conference win-loss mark of 3-1.
One tof the three VVebfoot right
handers will oppose Sauvain to
day. Kirsch will choose from Ho
mer Bropst (2-0), Mel Krause
(3-2), and Sid Mills (3-1).
Oregon’s infield—Dick Bartle at
first, Walt Kirsch, second, A1 Co
hen, short, and Don Kimball at
third—remains unchanged. In the
outfield, John Kovenz will open in
left, Hal Zurcher in center, and
either Don Dibble or Pat Wohlers
in right.
ran catcher, the Beavers boast the
league-leading hitter. In 42 times
at bat, Roelandt has collected 23
hits for .548, with 17 runs scored
and 15 RBIs.
Frosh, Rooks
Share Games
Oregon’s frosh baseball nine split
a double header with the Oregon
State Rooks yesterday afternoon
. on Howe Field. The Yearlings drop
ped the opener 1-0, but came back
to cop the second game, 10-5.
Rook Don White pitched his
third straight victory over the
Ducklings, against Dick W'aibel.
Both hurlers give up Only four
hits. “Cub” Houck scored in the
second inning on Lutton’s single
for the only run of the game.
In the second contest, Oregon
came to life, blasting two Beaver
pitchers for thirteen hits and ten
runs. Lefty Jim Courtright yielded
only three blows to the Rooks.
Dewayne Owens and Nick
Schnier connected for triples, and
Owens also picked up two doub
les. A triple by Hubbard was the
only extra base hit for OSC.
Gene Danzer and Phil Settecase
topped the Oregon scorers with two
runs each. Settecase also led the
hitters with four safeties in four
trips to the plate.
Highland Tops League
Highland house shut out Alpha
Gamma Delta 4-0 yesterday to win
the championship in league 3 of the
softball tournament.
Louise Vawter scored the first
run in the first .inning with Pat
Porter, Francis Blenkinsop, and
Lilly Kearney making the other
three in the third and last inning.
Games for championships in the
other leagues will be staged next
week, when University house meets
Alpha Chi Omega in league 1 and
Hendricks hall and Delta Delta Del
ta vie in league 4.
Other top OSC hitters are Out
fielder John Mack at .341, Short
stop Gene Tanselli at .326, and
Bob Christianson, fancy little fir
st sacker, at .316.
If Sauvain starts today, Coleman
will probably send his ace right
hander, Ken Carpenter (2-1) again
st Oregon at Corvallis.
I '
Good Old Days
In ND Baseball
'Beyond Recall'
Today’s baseball game between
the Webfoots and Oregon State
brought on a touch of nostalgia
which sent dust flying from files of
antiquated Emeralds.
Since the beginning of the 16
game Nqrthern Division schedule
in 1930, Oregon has generally been
the big name in conference base
ball, stowing away eight champion
I ships. Washington State is the
closest Oregon rival, with four
flags, while the Beavers have cop
ped but three.
WHEN THE dust and cobwebs
cleared off the files, an issue of Ap
ril 27, 1935, was conspicious. A
glaring headline announced that
the Ducks had walloped the Beav
er nine 17-0 in the season opener.
It seems that ND baseball in
those days was really something
to behold. The 17-0 game was
played on the new $10,000 Ore
gon field, as yet unchristened,
and followed a colorful parade
through the streets of Eugene.
The band and more than 300 RO
TC students escorted the baseball
players to the field that day, and
the Webfoots responded to such
king-like treatment by smashing
out 17 base hits, holding the Beav
erville trolley to a pair of safeties
and no runs.
THAT OREGON ballclub went
on to cop the ND flag, as did the
1937 squad, which also made mince
meat of the Beaver invaders.
All opening day games through
the dirty thirties were flavored
with big-time atmosphere. Local
Eugene merchants unloaded piles
of prizes for “firsts,” bands blar
ed, students paraded, and W'eb
foot ball clubs won.
That old college baseball spirit
seems to have gone by the wayside
through—only the newspapers her
ald baseball openers—and the
crowds at Howe field are slightly
less than they were “in the good old
Tennis Action
Paula Nigg defeated Maurine
Jones in intramural tennis singles
yesterday with Joan Skordahl and
Marianne Bowen winning on a de
fault over Marilyn Turner and Joan
Mimnaugh in the doubles.
On the schedule Monday are Ja
net McLean and Marianne Bowen,
Virginia Walker and Catherine Vil
as, and Arlene Kennedy and Diane
Looks for Average Boost
OREGON SHORTSTOP’ A1 Cohen, currently hitting .405 and leading
conference RBI column with 18, will be out to add a few points to
his fat average this weekend, when the Ducks meet the Oregon State
Kappa Sigs Defeat SAE
To Reach Softball Finals
Kappa Sigma vs. Phi Delta Theta
The Kappa Sigma softball team
hit itself into the intramural finals
yesterday, downing Sigma Alpha
Epsilon, 9-3.
Hard hits, 14 of them, made for
the lopsided victory. In the sixth
inning, the Kappa Sigs knocked
Warren Groshong, ace SAE pitch
er, out of the box and collected six
hits in the inning, putting four
runs over the plate. Jim Popp took
over on the mound for the losers.
KAPPA SIG Dick Brown sent a
home run between the center and
right fielders in the third inning,
and was followed by Russ Haehl,
who snatched a K Sig homer in the
seventh frame.
SAE Pitcher Groshong, tired
after yesterday’s battle with
Delta Tau Delta, got himself
into hot water in almost every
inning, but the snappy SAE in
field kept runners on their toes,
and caught several of them off
Both teams showed good field
ing, taut the Kappa Sigs stood out,
as shown tay the figures of 11 SAE
hits and only three runs. Big Norm
Van Brocklin was strong at third
base with his lightning pegs to the
first sacker for many an out.
BY INNINGS, the contest went
as follows: first—Kappa Sig got
three runs and held SAE blank;
second—both squads drew zeros;
third—the winners drew one run
and SAE failed to get past third
base; fourth—Kappa Sig drew the
blank this time while SAE picked
up their only two runs; fifth—
both teams again went scoreless;
sixth—Kappa Sig went wild with
four runs off six hits and SAE took
one run off two blows; seventh—
the winners added one more and
gave SAE but one hit.
The win puts Kappa Sigma
into the finals, a thing which
yesterday’s predictions said
would not happen. We missed
two facts. Groshong, or at least
his arm, was going to get tired
of pitching, and the Kappa Sigs
are powerful at bat.
At any rate, the Kappa Sigs
are up against Phi Delta Theta in
the game which will determine the
champion of the 1949 softball
race. To stick our neck out again,
we take the Phi Delts. We may be
wrong, and the score will be only
one or two runs in either direc
squads is the pitching staff of
each. Jim Wasch of Kappa Sig
has a fair drop ball. Phi Delt Bob
Taggesell has but one good pitch,
his drop, but lets it go with a lot
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