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April 22, 1959 - Image 6

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nfe Sparks ichigan ine
To 4-2 in over ayne State
Michigan's veteran infield, ledv
y the hustling play of second
aseman Bob Kucher, sparked the
Wolverine baseball team to a 4-2
onquest of Wayne State yester-;
ay at Ferry Field.
Michigan thus finished its pre- p,
ig Ten schedule with a 4-7 rec- .
d, bolstered by a three-game
inning streak. Coach Don Lund's
am will attempt to extend that'
ring in a three - game series
gainst Michigan State this week-

Cadets Zero In at Fort Custer

Infielders Bill Roman, Dave
Brown, Gene Struczewski, and
Kucher contributed heavily to the
Michigan offense and defense. All
four handled tough and routine
chances with equal finesse, as
Michigan played its second error-
less game of the season.
Outstanding Afield
Kucher was outstanding afield,
making five putouts. The most dif-
ficult of them came in the fourth
inning. Two were out and Wayne
catcher Bob Conrad was on first,
the result of a fielder's choice.
On the first pitch to the next
batter, Conrad dashed for second.
Michigan\ catcher Dick Syring's
throw ,was on line, and Kucher
ran over, caught the ball, and
tagged the runner in one motion.
In the last half of the fourth,
Kucher lined a sharp single to.
left field for his third hit of the
season and second in two. games.
Nick Liakonis, who pitched the
middle three innings for Michigan,
sacrificed Kucher to second.
Steals Third
The latter then dashed headlong
into third with a stolen base, and
was thusin position to score when
Struczewski grounded out to the
shortstop. "That steal of third was
good heads-up ballplaying," Lund
said after the game.,
Kucher's run tied the score at,
2-2. In the seventh three Wol-
verine hits resulted in the two
winning runs. Jack Mogk barely
beat out an infield hit, and Ro-
man, who earlier had lined out to
deep center field, lashed a doublel
NU Votes No
On .Rose 'Bowl
EVANiSTON, Ill. up) - North-
western University announced last
night it will vote against continua-
tion of the Rose Bowl football
The decision could mean an end
to Big Ten participation. North-
western's vote; which had been ex-
pected to be "yes,' should, accord-
ing to a reliable straw ballot, make
the vote 5-5 at the Big Ten voting
in May. A majority is needed for
College Baseball
Western Michigan 6, Michigan State 1
Clarion Teachers 4, Slippery Rock 2

Juniors in the Army ROTC pro-
gram have been slowly and pains-
takingly learning the military way
of life the past three years.
But last weekend indoctrination
was anything but sympathetic to
the part-time soldier who doubles
as a Michigan student on the side.
Rifles Instead of Books
For 48 hours he was forced to
forget the bluebooks, typewriter,
slide rule or disecting kits ever
existed. Instead, his was the world
of deadly M-1 rifles, mess halls,
spotless barracks, night recon-
naisance patrols, baggy fatigues'
and 5 a.m. calisthentics.
This was merely a preview of
coming attractions for about 50
potential Army officers at Fort,
Custer near Battle Creek. The real
show begins June 20 at Fort Riley,
Kan. and is a marathon of six
weeks in which the ROTC cadet
will learn to take as well as give
A Sample
The Fort Custer bivouac was
more than just a week crammed
into a weekend. It's specific pur-,
pose was to give the cadets an
opportunity to learn first-hand
what to expect at summer camp,
which is in no way related to
those carefree childhood camping
excursions on Lakes Potawatomie,
Okachobib or Winnebago.
Under the merciless direction of
senior cadet officers and the super-
vision of the cadre, living was
stepped into high gear at a pace
entirely foreign to the unsuspect-
Life at Double Time
Cadets marched at double time,
ate at double time, thought at
double time and slept at what
seemed like triple time.
It was a killing pace begun be-
fore breakfast and concluded near
the start of another day. That all
by Fred Katz


survived is probably the biggest
source of amazement to the jun-
iors. And that all survived was
probably because there wasn't a
spare minute to reflect on how
tired one should be.
It was time for practical appli-
cation of what was supposed to
be learned in the classroom.
A tactical problem on the sand-
tables became a night patrol
through a swampy, sparsely-
wooded area in an intermittent
rainstorm without use of map or t
compass. Flares; aggressor forces
and an enemy objective were an
integral part of the realistic situ-
Set Loose
Compass experts got their chance
Saturday night when two-man
teams were set loose in a field to
find their way back to a desig-
nated post.
Training on a .22 caliber rifle at
50 feetindoors appears to be a
far cry from firing the M-1 at
200 and 300 yards, but many of
those who fired the latter for the
first time found this to be false.
About the only traditional part
of Army life the cadets didn't
sample were the notorious C-ra-
tions. Not too many complaintsf
were registered, however.

ON THE LINE--Michigan junior ROTC cadets get ready on the
firing line to begin their assault on the targets at Fort Custer last
weekend. Cadets spent all day Saturday on the range, either firing,
serving as coaches or pulling and marking targets in the pit.

CLOSE PLAY AT FIRST-Michigan catcher Dick Syring is called out in the sixth inning of yes-
terday's game against Wayne State. Tartar first baseman Byron Kelley has just received the throw
from shortstop Larry Cook.

to, right-center to send in Mogk.
Brown then singled down the left-
field line to send Roman across.
Wayne threatened seriously in
the ninth, but Bob- Marcereau,
Michigan's hurler for the last
three frames, survived the efforts
of a rash of pinch-hitters.
Pinch-batter Bob Kaump led off
with a "groundskeeper's triple."
Mogk positioned himself to take
Kaump's drive to center on the
first bounce, but the ball hit a
stone and bounded crazily past
him. An infield single and a hit
batter loaded the bases with one
Jerry Montecillo, Ratting for
pitcher Larry Strausborger, then
took a called third strike on a 3-2
pitch, and another pinch-hitter,
Stan Juzysta, grounded to Struc-
zewski, whose throw to Kucher
forced a runner and ended the

Phi Kappa Tau Defeats,
Delta Tan Delta, 4-3

Phi Kappa Tau edged Delta Tau
Delta, 4-3, as a thrilling pitchers
duel marked the feature game of
yesterday's "A" social fraternity
softball slate.
Tom Howden pitched a fine
game for the winners, allowing
only five hits, although the oppos-
ing moundsman, Boyd Henderson,
gave up only two. Henderson was
the victim of wildness, however,,
and two timely blows proved to be
all the victors needed.
This game was one of many
well played contests, but there

was the usual power display in
some cases.
One of the slam-bang affairs was
the Phi Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi
tilt, in which the latter slammed
out 19 hits in gaining a 25-10 tri-
umph. Chuck Kass had two home
runs and Dave Yonkers one for
the winners.
High Scoring
Another high scoring game saw
Alpha Sigma Phi top Theta Delta
Chi, 12-10, as Elmer Prueske and
John Hall hit homers to lead the
way. Bob Jensen also smashed one
for the losers.
In the only errorless game of
the day, Pi Lambda Phi beat Tri-
angle, 6-1, as Barry Goldman
pitched a four-hitter and struck
out eight.
Three home runs provided the
margin of victory for Alpha Ep-
silon Pi as it whipped Delta Upsi-
Officials Needed
The I-M department is still
interested in getting more offi-
cials for its baseball and soft-
ball games. All interested may
contact Ron Thompson at the
I-M Building.

Thow, if
DiPaola, rf
White, 3b
Kelley, lb
Agin, cf
Cook, ss
Lappeus, 2b
Conrad, c
Strausborger, p
Struczewski, ss
Mogk, cf
Roman, lb
Brown, 3b
Franklin, If
Halstead, rf
Syring, c

Third Stra
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4 0 2 1 0



0 1
1 0
0 0
0 1
0 0
0 0
0 0'
3 2
0 1
0 0
0 1
0 1
0 0
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tight Win
Kucher, 2b 3 1 1 0 0
Koch, p 1 0 0 0 1
Liakonis, p 1 0 0 0 0
Marcereau, p 1 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 31 4 7 0 4
a-hit into force play for Thow in 9th
b-tripled for Agin in 9th
c-hit by pitched ball for Conrad in
d-ran for Soluk in 9th
e-struck out for Strausborger in 9th
WAYNE STATE 011 000 000-2 9 3
MICHIGAN 010 100 20x-4 7 0
Strausborger 8 7 4 6 4 3
Koch 3 4 0 3 2 2
Liakonis 3 2 0 1 0 0
Marcereau 3 3 1 1 0 0
2b-Thow, Lappeus, DiPaola, Ro-
man. 3b-Kaump. SB-Halstead 2,
Kucher. Left on base - Wayne 8,
Michigan 8.

Courtesy of
Col. Ernest A.


ON THE DOUBLE-There's no such thing as walking for Army ROTC cadets. These men are running
at top speed to the truck behind the firing line for more rounds of ammunition for the firers. Stiff
limbs and aching muscles after months of infrequent use prevailed Sunday at the end of the "lost



Comment onfootball

Daily Sports Editor
Nearly one hundred students
questioned Bennie Oosterbaan
and Bump Elliott about Michigan
football for a full two hours last-
night in a Union-sponsored gath-
ering at the ~ Undergraduate Li-
Osterbaan, head football coach
for the last 11 seasons, set the
stage for the discussion period by
pointing out that Michigan' has
compiled the best grid record in
the Big Ten over the year, and
that since 1936 the Wolverine
teams have ranked only behind
Notre Dame and Oklahoma in
mention in national polls. },
However, Oosterbaan stressed
that "Michigan is prouder of the
athletes it turns out than of the
winning record." He noted that
almost all former 'M' athletes
have become outstanding citizens
since leaving school.
Discusses Practice
Elliott,. who has taken the
coaching reins from Oosterbaan
this year, discussed the one-week
old spring practice and answered
many queries about next fall's po-
tential. -
"It is very difficult to know
where we stand," Elliott said. "I
have nothing to compare us with
because I am viewing things in a
different way. It's the wildest
spring I've ever had."
He -said that generally he felt
the progress was slow for a num-
ber of reasons. The fact that more
men than usual are out for the
team, and the newness of the
coaching staff means that far
more evaluation must be made

lon, 10-6. Mike Thayer cracked
two and Mike Kroll one while
Don Mick had one for DU.
Phi Sigma Delta combined four-
hit pitching by Marc Silber and
a home run by Mace Perlman to
down Kappa Sigma, 11-4.
18 Hits
Chi Psi blasted 18 hits featuring
a homer by Bruce MacDonald, as
Beta Theta Pi tasted defeat, 13-2.
In what might be considered the
upset of the day4 Trigon dumped
always powerful Sigma Alpha Mu,
7-2, as the winners exhibited a
potent batting attack with 11 hits.
Other games saw Phi Gamma
Delta trip Theta Xi, 12-9, with
Clarence Peterson homering for
the winners; Alpha Tau Omega
won over Alpha Delta Phi, 9-4, as
Don Dahm, Joe Lockwood, and
Ron Zimmer smashed roundtrip-
In the remaining contests, Dale
Kingsbury's home run led Phi Delta
Theta to a 6-2 victory over Tau
Delta Phi and defending champ
Tau Kappa Epsilon blasted Delta
Sigma Phi, 13-7.
There was one "B" game in
which Alpha Epsilon Pi edged
Alpha Tau Omega, 27-25.
llajor League
W L Pet. GB
Cleveland 7 1 .875 -
New York 5 3 .625 2
Baltimore 5 4 .556 22
Chicago 5 4 .556 2
Boston 4 4 .500 3
Kansas City 4 5 .444 3l
Washington 3 6 .333 4Y
Detroit 1 7 .125 6
'New York 11, Washington 4
Cleveland 14, Detroit 1
Kansas City 8, Chicago 3
Baltimore 5, Boston 2
New York at Washington (N)
Cleveland at Detroit
Chicago at Kansas City (N)
Baltimore at Boston


MORE AMMO-Potentially lethal rounds disap-
pear in a hurry as cadets briskly snatch up am- TELL-TALE SCORES--One of the coaches enters his pupil's tally on the master
munition for men on the firing line. The future scoreboard. Cadets had the opportunity to qualify as experts by getting 185 points
Army officers left Ann Arbor Friday afternoon of a possible 210, no mean feat at 200 and 300 yards.
and returned Sunday.


OOSTERBAAN EXPLAINS -- Former Michigan Football yoach
Bennie Oosterbaan answers a question at last night's discussion of
football at the Undergraduate Library. New Coach Bump Elliott
listens intently.

the weight to try to go through
the other teams," Elliott said, "so
we will go around them-I hope."
"This change would have been
made last year," Oosterbaan said,
"if we hadn't had John Herrn-
stein and Bob Ptacek to center a
string single wing attack around.
The fact that Herrnstein was
hurt was the principal reason we
used more T-formation toward
the end of the year."
Recruiting Problems

The former coach also spent
part of the evening exercising his
combined wit and sincerity in an-
swering questions about the Wol-
verines' poor season last fall.
.Both coaches :expressed the
feeling that Michigan is not on
the decline in football. "We've had
a winning team every year but
one since 1936," Oosterbaan said,
"and the fact that last year
wasn't as good is no indication of
the future.'
4IVr%+Va1 ti - a- tr tn i - n

W L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 5 1 .833 -
Los Angeles 6 3 .667 4

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