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Patched-Up Martin Leads Patched-Up Spartan Offense

Veteran pitcher Al Koch will be
on the mound today against
Wayne State University as the
Michigan baseball team seeks its
third straight win.
"M" baseball coach Don Lund
announced that there would be no
changes in his starting lineup
when the Wolverines face the Tar-
tars at Ferry Field at 3:30 p.m.
Same Lineup
Lund said that he was going to
stick with his present lineup that
was victorious over Eastern Michi-
gan in its last two outings in an
attempt to whip the team into
shape for the Conference opener
Friday against Michigan State.
He added, "Although Koch will
-start, I will only use him for three
innings. Nick Liakonis and Bob
Marcereau will finish up, each
hurling three frames also. This
will- enable me to decide who will
be my starting pitcher against
Koch was the. winning hurler
when the Wolverines whipped
Eastern the first time, 4-1. Lia-
konis and, Marcereau split the
honors, the former going four in-
nings, the latter five, in the 12-0'
Herrnstein Off
To Farm Club
John Herrnstein, former Michi-
gan football and baseball star, was
sent to the Des Moines team of the
Three-I minor league baseball
The big outfieldler, who signed
a reported $55,000 contract last
February, said he expects to be a
starter on the Philadelphia Philies3
farm club.
Des Moines' season begin April'
28. Herrnstein is in Ann Arbor at
present to make moving arrange-
ments for his family.

rout in the second clash with the
Leading off for Michigan will be
shortstop Gene Struczewski. He
will be followed by center fielder
Jack Mogk, who banged out two
hits in Saturday's EMC game and
scored three runs. Mogk, who was
recently dropped from the starting
squad, appears to have worked
himself back into position by virtue
of his, potent hitting.
Plate Power,
Batting third is first baseman
Bill Roman who also garnered two
hits in the last contest while driv-
ing in a pair of runs. In the clean
up slot is third baseman Dave
Brown who had a perfect day at
the plate with three safeties,,in-
cluding a double, and three runs
batted in.
Following him will be sophomore
left fielder Wilbur Franklin, who
is gaining valuable experience with
each game played. Right fielder
John Halstead, catcher Dick Syr-
ing, and second sacker Bob Kucher
round out the lineup.
Wayne State, although beaten
26-6 by Michigan State, is expected
to give the Wolverines a good
warm-up test before the Big Ten
season opens.
Lettermen Return
Seven lettermen are back from
the Tartars' 1958 baseball team
which had a successful 12-9 sea-
son. The bulk of State's experience
rests in the catching position
where Jerry Montecillo and Ray
Indreica lettered as catchers last
The other half of the battery is
noticably weak as evidenced by the
Spartan trouncing; only Bob
Wright saw service as a hurler last
Byron Kelley will start at first
base; newcomer Larry Cook will
begin at second, and George White
will open at third. Two lettermen
Jerry DiPaola and Larry Thow,
and yearling John Hassinger
make up the outfield.

Special to The Daily
State Football Coach Duffy
Daugherty has turned to a
patched-up offense in hopes of
putting Sparttan football back in
its usual glory again.
The fullback is Blanche Martin,
a well-built 190-pounder, who was
almost counted out of a football
career just 11 months ago when he
received a severe knee injury.
But the senior speedster was
back in form again Saturday ks;
State held its initial scrimmage ofw
its spring drills. Martin scored one
touchdown and broke away from;
the defensive line for several other
good jaunts as he worked with the
first team against third stringers.
He showed no trace of the injury,
durin the scrimmage, although he
admitted later he was tiring fast.
"But the knee didn't bother me
at all," Martin said, "and this
scrimmage was the first big test."
Daugherty added that Martin's
recovery was pleasantly unique to
"I can't remember when a player
came back from such major in-
jury," recalled Daugherty, "and

didn't favor the injury at all. We
won't scrimmage him too much,
though, because he's already
Martin is expected to team with
Dean Look, moved to quarterback
from left half, to serve as the
offensive punch in the Spartan's
rebuilt double-wing offense.
Daugherty is quite confident that

both will be able to handle the
chores come next fall.,
Right now, Look -who never
played quarterback before - is
playing varsity baseball. But he
does work out once or twice each
week with the gridders.
Sideline observers are leery about
the move' because Daugherty says
the offense "takes a lot of timing"
and "is the best passing offense
in football."
, Daugherty, like his fellow re-
builder Bump Elliott of Michigan,
is searching his newcomers for
first- and second-string units. But"
the Spartan mentor is doubtful
about the squad as a whole.
"We had the smanest number of
athletic scholarship freshmen in
the Big Ten," he said, pointing out
that 12 of the original 41 prep-
sters who signed scholarship agree-
ments went to other (non-Con-
ference) schools. I


"We're just going to take our
young kids," Daugherty continued,
"and scrimmage and scrimmage
and scrimmage-and pray."
Grid Coaches
Talk Tonight
Two eras of Michigan football
will be represented this evening in
a talk in the multi-purpose room
of the Undergraduate Library.
Former coach Bennie Ooster-
baan and first year mentor Bump
Elliott will appear in a Union-
sponsored event, speaking on
"Football at Michigan."
The two coaches will give pre-
pared speeches, and then will
open the lecture to questions from
the audience. The informal talk
will get underway at 7:30 p.m.-


PATCHED-UP SPARTAN--Blanche' Martin, who was to be the
key to Michigan 'State's offense last year, rubs over the knee he
injured 11 months ago. He has earned his fullback position and
is ready to go again.

MacKay Holds Erratic Tennis Ranky


Ma or League Standings

W L Pet. GB
leveland 6 1 .857 -
hilcago 53 3 625 1M
ston 4 3 .571 2
ew York 4 3 .571 2
altimore 4 4 .500 2/2
ansas City 3 5' .375 3%/
'ashington 3 5 .375 3y2i
etroit 1 6 .143 5
- No Games Played.
New York at Washington
Cleveland at Detroit
Baltimore at Boston
Chicago at Kansas City'


W L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 4 1 .800 -
San Francisco 6 3 .667
Los Angeles 5 3 .625 1/
Cincinnati 4 3 .571 1
Chicago 4 4 .500 11/2
Philadelphia 3 3 .500 1%
St. Louis 2 7 :222 4
Pittsburgh 1 5 .167 3%j
Philadelphia at Pittsburgh (rain)
San Francisco at Los Angeles
Only games scheduled.
San Francisco at Los Angeles
St. Louis at Chicago
Cincinnati at Milwaukee
Only gamse scheduled.

Will former Michigan tennis ace
Barry MacKay always remain one
step short of true greatness?
Based strictly on the record, it's
beginning to look that way.
In the past few months, head-
lines proclaiming "MacKay Up-
set" have been abundant.
Loses to Freshman
Often times it's been difficult to
justify the Davis Cupper's number
three ranking in the nation, es-
pecially after losses like he suf-
fered last Tuesday at the hands of
Neal Marcus, a 17-yr.-old Rice In-j
stitute freshman.
MacKay was going after his
second. straight title in the River
Oaks tennis tournament at Hous-
ton, Texas, but fell to a virtual
unknown instead.
However, at least one person
still has faith in the lanky 23-yr.-
old from Dayton, O.
Bill Murphy, who can claim a
large share of the credit for Mac-
Kay's rise to national court prom-
inence, says, "Actually Barry
hasn't done as badly as one might
think. If he hasn't lived up to ex-
pectations, it's because people
have expected too much of him.
"But when a player makes the
Davis Cup team at the age of 22,
you can't say he isn't among the
best," continues the Michigan
Top Five
MacKay's former teacher ranks
him in the world's top five. But
MacKay's days in the select circle
appear numbered if he doesn't lick
the inconsistency that has always
plagued him.
The ex-Wolverine started to
make tremendous improvement in
his senior year and went on to
take the NCAA singles title, whip-
ping -"Texas' Sammy Giammalva
in the finals. Giamnialva has since
beaten his rival more times than
Murphy cites two reasons for.
MacKay's apparent present de-
"For one," he says, "Barry is
in the Army now and naturally
doesn't get the opportunity to play
nearly as much as he needs to."
Wild Style
The other stems back to his
style of play. MacKay is a wild,
unsteady player. He relies on an
overpowering serve rather than
the finesse used by such men as

Australians Ashley Cooper and
Mal Anderson, both of whom beat
MacKay in the Cup matches.
In a way, the slam-bang player
like MacKay can be likened to the
fast-ball pitcher. When he's on,
few can stop him. When he's not,
you usually can count on him
beating himself.
According to the form chart,
MacKay should have several more
years ahead of him before he
reaches his peak. Jack Kramer
and Pancho Gonzales hit their
best in,their late 20's.
"Right now it's difficult to say

whether Barry can get much bet-
ter," says Murphy. "He's just go-
ing to have to play more and
become more consistent."
It's a puzzling thing to deter-
mine why some hit the ceiling in
a certain sport and others miss it
by inches.
But of this most observors are
certain: It might not hurt Barry
MacKay to take a quick glance
behind him every so often. Seeing
all those youngsters on the move
might be all the push he needs to
reach his niche among the all-
time tennis greats.

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FUTURE UNKNOWN-Ex-Wolverine Barry MacKay (left), one
of the nation's leading netmen, must lick his inconsistency to
maintain his lofty position. On the right is Michigan Coach Bill
Murphy, MacKay's instructor during his college days here.
Cooley Sweeps Double Win
In I=M Softball Title Race

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Cooley House of East Quad, de-
fending "A" and "B" residence
halls softball champions, moved
another step closer to annexing
its second straight titles by nipping
Reeves, 10-9, in "A" and Michigan,
24-3, in "B."
Seven Runs in First
Although moving out fast with
seven tallies in the first inning,
Cooley was unable to relax as
Reeves came back strong, scoring
four markers in the third to knot
the score at seven all.
Led by home runs by Art Gnu-
wuch and pitcher Paul Springer,
Cooley refused to clutch and went
on to wrap up the game.
A home run by Henry Solomon
and doubles by Edward Fronczak,
William Stoll and Donald Tracten-
ber boosted the "B" team to its
easy victory.
Jerry Koch led Hinsdale to a
14-13 victory over Huber by blast-
in out a round tripper and two

Van Tyne posted a 12-9 victory
over Williams. Leading the way
with two doubles was Andy Carri-
The pitching of Stave Kercho
and a triple by Roger Baker gave
Gomberg an easy 11-2 trouncing
of Anderson.
Turkey Wins
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