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there Is enough drive in the other
diree infield positions to allow for ex
perimenting, at short.
A good.first fieldingdefensive man,
able to bat in the neighborhood of
.240 would answer the purpose fully.
He would be of more value than a
.300 hitter in that position who was
weak in repulsing the enemy.
In case it is finally decided to let
Zim stay on third and reassign
Leach to the outfield, Corriden may
not get the shortfield position.
Phelart, Keating and Bronkie are to
heard from. The last named may be
eliminated first. He seems the weak
est of the entire utility quartet.
Phelan has not the necessary speed
for a shortstop, though his hitting is
impressive. Keating has less expe
rience than any of the candidates, but
possesses as much fundamental base
ball ability as any of them. , His hit
ting is light, but 'he is there in every
way as a fielder.
The fight, in case it is decided to
allot the job to a youngster, would
seem to be between Corriden and
Keating, with the loser and Phelan
doing general reserve duty, and
Bronkie due for a trip back to the
Corriden's contribution yesterday
was a double and single, and he was
responsible for three runs. In the
field he took care of three chances.
Zim seemed glad to get back to
third and cavorted all over his sta
tion. " '
If Leach goes back to the outfield
either Johnston or Good will have to
be satisfied to watch the coming cam
paign from the bench. Young Jimmy
is making it almost impossible to
eliminate him, his work in every de
partment being up to the standard
demanded in the big show.
Lavender and Humphries held
LouisVille to three hits. Bert pitched
the first six innings, during which all
the Colonels' swats were registered.
Lavender's good work was his sec
ond encouraging performance in a
A second squad, made entirely' of
recruits, licked the Minneapolis Mil
lers at Owensboro. Ky., 7 to 2, home
runs by Williams- and Bronkie in the .
first inning giving Koestner an easy
game to pitch.
Today the squads combine for an
attack on Evansville, Ind. and
George Pierce or Jim Vaughn are
due to show some of their left-sided
Little Aleck Zwilling, candidate ?or
the Chifed team, will not have the
distinction this year of being the
shortest first baseman in captivity..
Tinker has decided to stand pat on
his present line-up, with Fred Jack
son guarding the first station and
Zwilling doing regular duty in one of
the outfield positions.
The sun came out at Shreveport
yesterday and helped Joe to decide
the problem. He put Jackson on first
and the Jong boy handled all manner
of weird pegs and nasty bounding
balls batted in his direction.
A scrub game was impossible, but
one was on the card for today to in
augurate the final week ofpractice in
the stationary camp. Each day
Block's Blokes will tangle with the.
regulars, and Tinker hopes to have a
fighting team by the time he heads
his crew for New Orleans the last
of the week. Two games are on the
fire at the Crescent City and then a
move will be made on Covington for
a pair of battles. This will bring the
Chifeds to opening game day at Cin
cinnati. The Seaton case has not yet been
adjusted. President Gilmore-of the
league and President Ward of Brook
lyn still insist that the former Philly
will be in the bread line during the
campaign, but Tinker is going ahead
planning his pitching staff on the as
sumption that Seaton will remain his
Rain butted in at the end of the
fifth inning at Los Angeles, but the
Sox were ahead of Venice at the time,
5 to 1. In the bob-tailed clash the
Callahans managed to soak 11 hits,