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W.S.C. SERIES Merle "Doc" Stoddard, senior Idaho hurler, opened the VandalCougar series by pitching Idaho's nine to a 4 to 2 win and stretching his jinx over Washington State batters to a nine-game affair. "Doc's" jinx, which he held over the heads of W.S.C. batsmen for three and fifteen-sixteenths seasons, was broken in the third game when Cougars found the groove for ten hits and eight runs.

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Cougar Bill Sewell allowed the Vandals only six hits for two runs. W.S.C. took the second and fourth games to give the Cougars a 3 to 1 edge in the series. W.S.C. copped the second game by a 6 to 1 score at Pullman. Sophomore Dick Snyder hurled for the Vandals in a tilt that was listless throughout. W.S. C. blanked Idaho 5 to 0 in the final game, but Vandal errors and not Stoddard's pitching accounted for most of the Cougar runs. Cougar Vern Butts' homer was the only earned W.S.C . tally. Frequent verbal battles between Coach Twogood, Coach Buck Bailey and the hapless umpire, were spiced with violent pantomime. Buck proved adept at bat-booting, Twogie at gesturing - both deserved "oscars" and a co-title as baseball's most colorful coaches for their side-splitting exhibitions.

W.S.C. clouts a long one Charles Atkinson, Joe Spicuzza, Roy Ramey Hilton threatens "to big stick" "Tubby" Graves, the Husky mentor

1941 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 39 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1941 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 39 - University of Idaho Yearbook

1941 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 39 - University of Idaho Yearbook  

1941 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 39 - University of Idaho Yearbook