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.
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