OAKLAND, Feb. 20—Fred Besana, 18, left-handed pitching star from Lincoln—near Sacramento—has been signed to a Wenatchee baseball club contract and leaves tomorrow for
Mesa to work out with the Oaks and the Wenatchee team. The Washington club is an Oakland farm team.
Besana stands 6 feet-1 inch, weighs 175, and according to Oakland president Clarence (Brick)
Laws, is a speed thrower and a far better than average hitter.
[Besana went through the Oaks system and played in Vancouver, where Oakland moved in 1956. That year, he finished 1-13]
CAPS SIGN TWO
VANCOUVER, B.C., Feb. 22—Righthanders Lou Schinn and Jim Cobb have been signed Capilanos of the of Sacramento by Vancouver Western International baseball league, manager Bob Brown said Wednesday.
Both will pitch in spring training with the Caps at Penticton, B.C., starting March 25.
ONTARIO Calif., Feb. 23 — Manager Del Baker thinks he's found another starter for the San Diego Padres pitching staff this season.
The hurler is John Marshall, a rookie up from Bremerton in the Western International league.
Marshall's speed and poise featured yesterday's drills here. The rookie won 22 games for Bremerton last year.
EL CENTRO, Calif., Feb. 23 —Catcher Roy Partee was expected to sign his 1950 contract with the San Francisco Seals today, leaving only two players on the Seal holdout list.
Outfielder Walt Judnich and shortstop Dick Briskie, rookies up from Yakima, are the holdouts.