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J .Y. Baseball
Builds For 1977
Season Record Won-7 Lost-4 Tied-I
Benson- I4 Clackamas- 4
Benson- 3 Clackamas- 3
Benson- 4 Jackson- I
Benson- 7 Cleveland- 8
Benson- I Madison- 8
Benson- 8 Lincoln- 0
Benson- 22 Adams- 2
Benson- O Marshall- I
Benson- 9 Franklin- 0
Benson- 3 Grant- 4 -
Benson- I5 Jackson- 2
Benson- 7 Jefferson- 5
Runs 93 38
AB H AVG.
Team Avg. 348 I I2 ,322
Individual Batting Stots
AVG, R 28 3B HR. S.O
O 2 0 5
.I87 3 O O O 8
.387 I2 2 0 0 9
.276 6 0 O I 4
.282 8 3 O 0 7
.394 9 I O 0 2
.526 7 2 0 O 5
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.333 6 0 0 0 5
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.600 6 I O O 0
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.313 8 3 O 2 7
.222 2 O 0 0 3
BELOW: J.V. BASEBALL TEAM - FRONT ROW: Kirk Bonnin, Bo
Barrett, Mike Dietz, Dennis Nakata, Kenneth Odell, and Kevin
Smith. ROW 2: David Dodd, Mike Landstrom, Bob Rollins, John
Durig, Scott Miller, and Keith Guthrie. ROW 3: Doug Norton
Mark Brauckmiller, and Scott Goodwin.
Page 212 text:
Grade School Skills
Despite early morning practices, four weeks of rained
out games, seventy per cent of the practices held indoors,
and some minor iniuries - Benson's Frosh Baseball Team
achieved a 5 win, 2 loss record.
The enthusiasm and desire to play ball was at a high
level most ofthe season after an opening loss to Madison.
Tim Taylor, the team's Most Valuable Player, led the team
offensively, while Steve Nakata and Mike Hoglund made
key plays defensively.
The pitching was paced by Scott Brusse's winning T3-Ol
fast ball. Bob Ventrella, John Tercek, Jerry Beal, and Neal
Hoisington also contributed key plays throughout the
season. With the continued hustle and desire of this
season, this team has a bright future ahead.
ABOVE: FROSH BASEBALL TEAM - FRONT ROW: Mike Freemont,
Steve Nakata, Bill Beatty, Mike Hoglund, and Bob Ventrella,
ROW 2: Burns Busselaar, Don Svetich, Dave Hutchins, Randy
Sweet, Tim Taylor, ond John Tercek, ROW 3: Mark Seely, Steve
Domogalla, David Proby, Randy Curl, and Mike Frye. TOP ROW:
Terry Sneer, Dale Aplet, Steve Johnston, Kent Scott, Neal Hois-
ington, and Tom Hinson.
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Yarsiizy Has Terrific Season
1976 was a great year for varsity baseball as Benson
won the PIL Baseball Crown for the first time since 1944.
Paul Krueger and Tom Dodd were the heroes of the third
and decisive game for the championship against the
Grant Generals. Benson won 4-1, Krueger pitched a four-
hitter and Dodd's two run homer helped to put Tech
The first game was a clear cut Benson victory i5 to 2I as
Krueger pitched o seven hitter, however, they were all
scattered and Grant could not make a rally.
The second game was all Grant as Ted Notos, a
sophomore at Grant, held Tech to iust one hit. The defense
for Tech also went astray as Grant scored nine runs, to
even the series.
Rain postponed the third game for one day, the rest
gave both teams a break.
Coach Bill Ranta commented, "We've had a break in
the weather all year, everybody knows it. I feel I've really
been fortunate to be able to coach this team. They are a
group of fine atheletesf'
Depth and poise was maintained by every member of
the team. This year a 17 win, 1 loss record was compiled
during the regular season.
First team All-Stars for the PIL included Krueger C9-1 pit-
ching record, regular seasonjg Bill Garlington ishortstop
and .353 batting ave.Ip and Dodd ioutfield and ,293 bat-
To quote the Oregonian newspaper, "Benson Rules PIL
Baseball", this year's team proved that most decisively.
FAR ABOVE-VARSITY BASEBALL: First Row: Paul Krueger QIQIJ
Tom Dodd UQIQ Brian Thomas H215 Vern Marshall i12jg Danny
Concannan fill, and Dan Schindler 1121. Second Row: David
Veentier H225 Reinhard Brehm i1Olp Ken Weigel illjg Roger
Snyder QIOQQ Tim Concannan 492, Mark Magnuson 11155 and Tim
Walters 1101. Third Row: Darryl Cuda 1121: Bill Garlington I12jp
Tim Gleason H215 Ken McGee 1121, David Peake Q1 155 Greg Noe
illlg Tim Brusse U21 MIDDLE RIGHT: Coach Ranta leaves the
plate after discussing call with umpire. Catcher Tim Gleason still
argues call. BOTTOM RIGHT: Roger Snyder makes catch on
mound as first baseman Ken McGee watches. FAR BOTTOM
RIGHT: Coach Ranta watches the umpire as he tries to determine
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