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h1s squad of Z5 boys and all 1nd1cat1ons po1nt to a hust11ng
but mexpenenced d1amond aggregat1on for the 1944 season
Only three lettermen are on hand Bob Er1ckson outf1elder
Ralph Cooper ftrst base and Don Ell1s p1tcher The ma1or
problem confrontmg the coach IS the developmg of more pxtch
1ng strength and at th1s po1nt Ioe Elkms a sophomore w1th a
lot of speed and a strong arm seems the answer to th1s s1tu
at1on Arthur Cobb has the 1ns1de track for the backstop POSI
t1on wh1le the rest of the 1nf1eld rema1ns a questxon mark
Cooper seems assured of the keystone sack because of h1s past
experlence The battle for second base hes between CedI'1C
Wallace and D1ck Hewett both new boys on the squad Iess
Ingram looks good at th1rd base but Ioe Elklns w1ll crowd
h1m for th1s spot when he 1S not on the mound Lynn Hamil
ton and Don Clarke are Ct toss up for shortstop both showmg
about the same amount of ab1l1ty at bat and 1n the f1eld In
the outf1eld Ray Ayers and Denny Canny are v1e1ng for the
left held spot Bob Enckson IS well planted tn center f1e1d and
h1s heavy h1tt1ng w1ll be counted on dur1ng the course of the
season The nght held pos1t1on remams undec1ded w1th Buryl
Brown a freshman Stan Worland a 1un1or B1llRol'1la a yumor
and B111 Peden a Jumor all str1v1ng for the opemng nod 1n th1s
The complete squad roster 1S as follows Sen1ors Ralph
Cooper Bob Er1ckson Don Clarke Iumors Don Elhs Ray Ay
ers Denny Canny B1ll Rohla Cedr1c Wallace Paul McCracken
Stan Worland B111 Peclen Sophomores Arthur Cobb Ioe El
k1ns Iohnny Bohlken Marl1n Str1nger D1ck Porter Iess In
gram Lynn Hamtlton Barney Pollock D1ck Hewett Freshmen
Paul Alley Buryl Brown Bob Ackeret Dale M1ller Charles
Graham Manager Ioe Baca
The season schedule 1S a follows
Apr1l 7 Albany at Albany
Aor1l 14 Baseball Iamboree at Sweet Home
Apnl 21-Corvall1s at Corvall1s
Apnl 25 Sweet Home at Lebanon
May 5 Sweet Home at Sweet Home
May 12 Albany at Lebanon
May 16-Corvall1s at Lebanon
1 1 1
1 1 1 -
- I .-
1 1 1 1 1 1
1 1 '
1 1 1 - 1 '
1 1 1 1 1
1 1 ' 1 '
1 1 1 1 '
1 1- 1 1 -
1 1 1 1
Page 66 text:
WARRIOR - 1944
of years. Perhaps the outstanding game of the season was one
played against Toledo on the local court in which the Mudhens
emerged victorious 29 to 27 but only after two overtime ses-
sions had been played.
Lebanon finished third in district competition this year be-
hind Corvallis and Toledo. Two boys, Ralph Cooper at ior-
ward and Lynn Hamilton at center, were placed on the All-
district second team and Hamilton was third high scorer with
a total of 67 points in league play.
Of the 8 boys receiving letters only one boy will be lost by
graduation. Ralph Cooper, captain of this year's team is the
only departing senior but his ball playing ability will be sorely
missed when the 1945 season rolls around. Ralph proved an
excellent team leader and his spirit and sportsmanlike manner
in competitions label him as one of the best ever to wear a
Lebanon uniform. The following boys received letters at the
close of the season: Seniors: Captain Ralph Cooper, Iuni-
ors: Bob Olds, Cedric Wallace tboth Co-captains for the 1945
seasonl, Bill Peden: Sophomores: Dave Powell, Lynn Hamil-
ton, Dean Ward, Freshmen: Ron Cox: Managers: Bill Conner
and Bob Downing. 7
The season's summary is as
Lebanon ..... v ..... .,,,,.,,,
Lebanon ........... ,,,,.,,,,
Lebanon ...,.,,..,. ,,,,,,,,,
' Lebanon ........,.. ,.,,.,,,,
Lebanon ...,.,.,.,. ,,,,.,,,,
Lebanon ........... .........
Lebanon .,.,...,,,, ,,,,,,,,,
Lebanon ........... ,.,,.,,.. 2 7
Lebanon ...,...,.,. ,,,,.,,,, 1 8
Lebanon ........... ,,..,.,,, 2 4
Lebanon ........... ......... l 9
Lebanon .....,..... ,,,,,,,,, 3 1
Lebanon ........... ,,,,.,,., 3 0
Lebanon ...,..,.... ,,..,,,,, 1 4
Lebanon ........... ,,,.,,,,, 1 8
Lebanon .........., ,,..,,,,, 2 5
Corvallis ........ ........
Albany . .......
Brownsville ......... ........
Dallas ............... ........
Toledo ............ ........
Brownsville ..... S ........
Corvallis ........ ........
Albany .......... ........
Tangent ........ ........
Corvallis ....... ........
Toledo ............... ........
With a somewhat curtailed schedule, due to transportation
difficulties, Lebanon has only 8 games lined up for the base-
ball season. At the time of this writing the season has just
started, and Coach Bud Page is holding daily workouts with
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WARRIOR - 1944
My country, 'tis of thee
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim's pride!
From ev'ry mountain Aside.
Let freedom ringl
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name l love,
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues a-wake,
Let all that breathe partake,
Let rocks their silence break
The sound prolong
Our father's God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light:
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!
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