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in that position. He also swings a strong bat and has knocked out his share of base
llts. Paul Alley completes the list of lettermen and this versatile Junior has been doing
a lot of pitching as well as playing center field when not on the mound. He has turned
in some expertly pitched games for his first year as a chucker and his timely hitting
i akes him a valuable man in the lineup.
Bob Downing, a newcomer to baseball, has been handling the catching duties and
is coming along in great style. This hard working Junior has a tough position to fill,
Ltct he is learning fast and next year should find him an excellent receiver. In the out-
lield, Elmer Fields has been playing a lot of ball in right field and he has also been
hitting the ball very well. A little more experience will find him a much improved
player and a great help tothe team. Claire Reeder has been patroling the left field
pasture spot and is showing more promise in every game. His hitting has been im-
proving steadily and next year should be a banner year for this promising Junior. Ron
Cox, reserve outfielder, has come in for his share of action and, although inexperienced,
he has been a help to the team. Bob Ackeret and Hugh Logan, both reserve outfielders,
showed up well during the brief time they were permitted to play with the team. A
couple of other boys who have been showing promise and who should be a welcome
addition to the squad next year are J. T. Hamilton and Bill Calhoun. Dick Gallagher
has been doing an excellent iob as manager, a positiorgof unheralded glory on a
baseball team. ,tx
Scores of games so far this year and the rest of the schedule are as folldwsig'
Lebanon I6 - Junction City 4 Lebanon 3 - Eugenegilgl sl'
Lebanon 2 - Albany 5 Lebanon l7 - Sweet Home 2
Lebanon I - O. S. C. Rooks 8 Tuesday, May I4 - Eugene there
Lebanon T2 - Junction City 5 Thursday, May lo - Corvallis there
Lebanon l - C. S. C. Rooks lO Tuesday, May 2l - Albany here
Lebanon 9 - Sweet Home 2
May 31 and June l - Strawberry Fair Tournament
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Although the I946 baseball team dpes not have the out-
standing record of the district champions of last year,,this year's
team has made a creditable showing in games played so far this
season and at the time of this writing have broken even in games
won and lost, having won 4 and lost 4. The squadwas hard hit
by graduation last year and a number of new and inexperienced
faces appear in the lineup this spring. ln spite of this inexperience,
the squad is improving in every game and from here on out they
should add to the winning side of the ledger.
A thumbnail sketch of the squad shows Joe Elkins, captain and
2-year letterman, as the only experienced pitcher on the roster.
Joe is heralded by many as one of the best twirlers in the Willam-
ette Valley and his heavy hitting labels him as an invaluable ball player. Lynn Hamil-
ton, letterman first baseman, has been playing good ball all season and his good work
with the bat has been especially noticeable.
Dick Hewett, a reserve letterman infielder from last year, has been holding down
second base this year and doing a good iob. Although he is small in stature, he wields
a strong bat and often hits for extra bases. Willis Moody, letterman third baseman,
has been playing a bang-up game at the hot corner and his strong throwing arm has
robbed many an opponent of a base hit. "Mole" Abbott, letterman transfer from Sweet
Home, has been playing shortstop and this tall, angular lad can cover a lot of ground
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