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SATURDAY. APRIL 8. 1967
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By BILL LEVIS
Michigan's baseball team, foiled
by Mother Nature in an effort to
play Eastern Michigan in a
doubleheader yesterday, attempts
to regain the momentum of a four
game winning streak when it faces
Detroit on Ferry Field at 1 p.m.
today, weather permitting.
Heavy rains from the night be-
fore turned the uncovered Ferry
Field diamond into a sea of mud
as overcast skies and winterlike
temperatures contributed to yes-
terday's postponement. A single
game with the Hurons has been
rescheduled for 3:30, Monday at
Coach Moby Benedict, disap-
pointed by the rainout, chuckled
as he noted that "when there's
a day like this down in Arizona,
people pull the sheets over their
heads expecting winter to come."
Benedict noted that too many
rainouts can create havoc for a
baseball team. "We're always in-
terested in playing ball. Each time
you play, you're that much further
along in developing your players.
We'll be fortunate to get this game
in Monday with Eastern. If we're,
rained out a lot, we'll lose the
timing and edge we gained in
Against Detroit today, Benedict
plans to go with lefty Jim Lyijynen
"for at least the first part of
one of the games, probably letting
him go four or five innings." The
Wolverine coach has not decided
on the other starting hurler.
He only noted that with the
postponement yesterday "we'll
have to re-evaluate our pitching,
Robie Qualifies in
Special To The Daily
DALLAS - Michigan's Carl
Robie qualified in the 200-yard
butterfly event with a time of
1:53.9 in the preliminaries yester-
day of the National AAU Swim-
Robie, who is the defending
champion, trailed Mark Spitz of
Santa Clara and Mike Burton of
UCLA in the prelims.
staff. I would like give a number and NCAA champs, Ohio State,
of fellows a chance to pitch. We'll Saturday, also a twin bill.
split them up in the two games at For the first time this season,
Detroit." The Titans have played the Big Ten is playing an 18 game
only one game this spring, losing conference schedule, two games
to Toledo in a squeaker, 19-3. against each opponent. Until this
Seasonal Blooming spring, the slate consisted of only
The Big Ten season is only a 15 league games.
games that a school must play. rule. "I'm not for it and I am the
Still, I don't know for sure if there only one in the conference who
is or isn't such a rule." isn't. I just don't think baseball
Last year, Ohio State won the should be played that way."
Big Ten crown with a 6-0 record, Looking back on the 8-4 record
playing less than half of its 15 his young team has compiled so
game schedule. Two of the can- far this year the Michigan coach
celled games were against the Wol- said, "we've got a lot of work to
verines. Michigan finished with a do but the kids have been working
10-3 Big Ten record good for third hard."
week way with the Wolverines
meeting Indiana in a doubleheader
Friday in Bloomington. Michigan
then travels to Columbus to square
off against defending conference
By The Associated Pressr
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Erratic Bert
Yancey clung to a shaky one-
stroke lead as Jack Nicklaus col-
lapsed under an avalanche of
bogeys and Arnold Palmer failed
to find his putting fire yesterday
in the second round of the 31st
Masters Golf Tournament.
The heavily favored Nicklaus,
record holder and bidder for an
unprecedented third straight title,
skidded to a 79, with nine bogeys,
for 151, which failed to survive
the midway out.
It marked the first time in the
tournament's history a champion
had missed playing the final two
"Everything I did was wrong,"
Big Jack said. "My luck left me."
Palmer shot his second straight
73 for 146. "I've had only two
birdies in two days,"'he said.
Yancey, the 28-year-old former
West Pointer playing in the Mas-
ters for the first time, had a
crazy-quilt collection of seven
bogeys, six birdies and five pars
for a 73 and a 36-hole score o'f
Bunched just a shot bac of
him at 141 were red ,hot Gay
Brewer, the sensation of the
spring tour, with a 68; 48-year-
old Julius Boros, two-time win-
ner of the American Open; Bobby
Nichols, strapping ex-footballer
and former PGA king from Louis-
ville, Ky., and England's boy won-
der, 22-year-old Tony Jacklin, all
With the three-game addition,
the Wolverines will face all con-
ference foes except Michigan
State in doubleheaders this season.
They will play the Spartans in a
home and home series, May 19 and
The University golf course
opened up yesterday, and Randy
Wise wasted no time in carding
the first hole-in-n of the ae
This new schedule has no pro- son orn the 165-yard number
visions for making up rained out five hole. he used a five iron
games. A suggestion to play make- fivmake.tIeseaf.r
up conference gameson Sundays to make the shot.
was' scratched at the Big Ten ......................................
meeting in December. place behind runner-up Minne-y
Furthermore... sota who closed the season at 11-2.
Benedict said that the now-dead Shorter Games
proposal also included a stipula- With the increased, schedule thisI
tions stating that a school has year, all conference games have
to play half of its schedule, or nine been cut from nine to seven in-
games, to qualify for the confer- nings in length. In the past,
ence crown. doubleheaders have returned both
"The way it has come out of the seven and nine inning varie-
commissioner Bill Reed's office ties.
ther is no minimum number of Benedict was adamant in his
opposition to the new seven inning
The biggest surprise so far this
spring for Benedict has been the
hitting of sophomore Jim Hosler.
The first baseman has even chased
senior starter Les Tanona back to
the outfield because of his high
batting average and key hits.
squad attempts to go back into
action today. The Wolverines are
looking for the playing time to
sharpen up their game for the
Big Ten opener next Friday.
Still, it all depends on the
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