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the slugging being done when Joe
Bush -was on the slab. Bush is
Mack's best pitcher, so the stick
work was not complimentary.
Fisher, McLarry and Williams each
knocked a pair of hits, and one of
Cy's clouts was good for four bases.
Batting from these three fellows
makes' the team look formidable, as
each was an unknown quantity with
the stick. The clouting of Saier,
Zim, Schulte and Good needs no
boosting, and with some help from
the three new fellows there will be
no soft spots in the Cub batting or
, der for an opposing pitcher.
Cheney and Zabel did the Cub
pitching. Zabel worked four rounds
and was found for but two hits. Che
ney gave six in five frames. Zabel
has had little practice and his early
work makes him look like a candi
date for a regular assignment.
Hostilities with the Mackmen are
being resumed this afternoon, and
Connie plans to use all his first string
Rebel Russell, Texas southpaw, is
coming back. Driven at a furious
pace all spring by Manager Rowland
of the White Sox, the big pitcher is
beginning to show the results. He has
gotten down to playing weight and
is now building up his strength to a
point where he win be able to use his
speed and curves to besfadvantage.
Yesterday he went nine innings
against the Portland champions and
showed more pitching than at any
time in 1914. He had perfect con
trol, placed his curve accurately, and
had plenty of speed on his fast ball.
One Portland man was rranked to
first, six hit safely and seven took
three vain swings. But for some
sloppy work by Mayer back of the
bat Russell would not have been
This work by Russell is the great
est encouragement Sox fans have
had so far this spring. Russell in
1913 was the best southpaw in the
American league. Last year he was
a flivver, though the rough ability
was there just as strongly as in 1913.
But Russell never was in condition
throughout the playing season and
the result was disastrous to the Sox,
who lacked a southpaw.
Add Russell to the staff that
worked last year, receive a little as
sistance from some of the new men,
and add to this twirling material the
bats of Collins, Felch and Brief, and
any team that beats the White Sox
through the hectic fight will take
down the pennant.
Russell's feat yesterday is the big
gest single event so far on the Sox
conditioning trip. Arid it is a boost
for the methods of Manager Rowland,
who has achieved what was thought
the impossible bringing Reb to
Good batting backed Russell's
pitching. The hitting was opportune,
Collins getting an important double
and Brief a double and two singles.
Sox won, 5 to 1.
Today the Sox are in Oakland,
where Manager Rowland will again
resume charge. He is putting Tom
ifiy'Quinlan in the game as left field
er and leadoff man.
' Sox yannigans outslugged Venice,
10 to 8. Scroggins pitched well.
Fournier cracked three hits, Breton
knocked a homer, and Roth, Demmit
and Kuhn collected two hits each.
Tinker is not enthusiastic over the
training resulting from games with
secondary college teams. A battle
with Centenary college is responsible
for this opinion. The score was 14
to 0 and the Whales soaked 17 hits.
Kavanaugh, Hanford and McGowan
slapped three each. Brown, Beard
and Lange pitched for the leaguers,
yielding four hits.
It is not likely many more games
will be carded with the collegians.
Tinker will keep his men working
against each other in morning and
afternoon sessions, with' at least one,
game per day. In this day all the
pitchers will get a chance to work
and the batters will be against real