THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, May 17, 1968
Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY
By PHIL BROWN -
Three of Michigan's four
spring sports teams are busy ,
chasing down Big Ten titles this I
weekend, and one, the sensational
Wolverine tennis squad, has al-
ready begun its quest in style.
Despite unusual cold and the
threat of tornadoes in the area,
the netters have taken well to the N
climate of Iowa City.a
Already leading all other con-
ference teams by 24 championship
points, the Michigan contingent tance mE
won ten of 11 matches yesterday. outdoors.
Only Pete. Fishbach, playing in Michig
the first singles spot, lost an finish hig
opening match. Fishbach was eli- Wolverine
minated from championship com- the mile
petition by Indiana's Dave Brown, have to c
3-6, 6-3,-7-5. tbles or g
ners to sc
EASY VICTORIES m1x
three crowns, host Illinois
edley relays are added
an could be expected to
gh in any of these (the
e quartet was second in
relay indoors), but will
count on numerous dou-
o with less proven run-
core in all.
After sustaining a frustrating
loss to Michigan State at the
season's outset, the Wolverines
have maintained a perfect record.
They went on to win the pres-
tigious Alma Invitational and to
down the Spartans in a second
ddal meet before winning a sea-
son-ending pair of tournaments.
The Wolverines wrapped up
their regular schedule with two
major victories in the last two
weeks. The team took titles in
both the Northern Collegiate and
Spartan Invitational tourneys.
Michigan's greatest opposition
for the Big Ten crown is expected
to come from Indiana, although
the Wolverines edged the Hoosiers
in the Spartan Invitational.
After dropping from first to.
fourth in the Big Ten baseball
race last week, the Michigan dia-
mond men will take on Illinois
and Purdue in a pair of double-
headers this weekend.
The Wolverines, after losing
three in a row in Big Ten compe-
tition, came back Tuesday to re-
venge Western Michigan Univer-
sity, 8-3, for a loss incurred ear-
lier in the season.
Illinois is the real threat in the
weekend series. Trailing Michigan
by only one game in the Big Ten
scramble. Illinois "has seen }mean-
ingful victories over tough teams,"
according to Assistant Coach Dick
Honig explains the Wolverine's
BIG TEN STANDINGS
position. "The Michigan team is
not at all out of the race. But we
need these wins to have a valid
shot at the championship. Since
we face two of the weaker teams
in the league this weekend, it is
our chance to comeback."
Scheduled to start the pitching
honors for today's games are Jack
Hurley (1-3) and Steve Evans (3-
4). Dave Renkiewicz (4-5) and
Rod Scott (2-0) will open up
against Illinois tomorrow.
Featured to lead Michigan slug-
ging are Elliott Maddox, Captain
Doug Nelson, and Jim Hosler, all
batting over .375 in overall per-
Michigan leads Big Ten fielding
with .947, while Wisconsin is tops
in team batting with 296 and
slugging with .418
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Tshe remainder ofgthe Wolver- JON HAINLINE
ines' entries in singles play re- JNHILN
corded easy victories, with both to the championship in good phy-
Joe Hainline and Bruce DeBoer sical shape, with half-miler Tom
winning second-round decisions. Kearney the only regular missing.
Hainline, playing in the fourth Assistant track coach Dave Mar-
-pot, unseated Indiana s Mike tin has gone easy on most of the
Neis, 6-1, then ousted Jake team for the past two weeks, run-
Hannas of Purdue, 6-0, 6-0. ning them through lengthy prac-
Teammate DeBoer joined Hain- ties through the week and eas-
line with twin ;wins over Larry tices thrughcheue eades-
Lucey of Purduew(6-1, 6-1)Land ing off for scheduled meets.
Michigan State's Garry Myers Michigan should do very well
(6-1, 6-1) in sixth singles play. In the outdoor title meet ,although
Also r e m a i n i n g undefeated only time will tell whether the
through the first day of the tour- Wolverines can overcome Wiscon-
nament were all three Michigan sin, the indoor champions.
doubles teams. The Badgers edged Michigan,
Fishbach and Marcus dumped for the indoor crown by two and
Iowa's first pair, 6-3, 6-3; Dell a half points on the strength of
and Hainline whipped the second Joe Viktor's last-minute win in'
team from Ohio State; and Bob the pole vault.I
Pritula joined DeBoer to elimi- But the Michigan squad may
nate the Illinois third doubles be given an edge outdoors by the
pair, 6-3, 6-4. addition of several events not
The Michigan track squad
arrived in the warmer surround-
ings of Minneapolis yesterday to
rest up for today's start of the
Big Ten outdoor championships.
Preliminary action will take
place this afternoon in most
events, with final competition this
evening in the long jump and the
The Wolverine thinclads go in-
run indoors. Among these are the
discus and the triple jump.
Wolverine Bob Thomas is the
defending discus champ, while at
least two Michigan men are ap-
proaching the 50-foot mark in the
A mixed blessing for the Wol-
verines may be the number ofj
relay races held in the outdoor
meet. Only the mile relay was
run indoors, while the 440, 880,
two-mile, sprint medley, and dis-
±e wolverines took points in
13 of 14 events staged indoors, yet
managed only two firsts-cap-
tain Alex McDonald captured the1
660 crown and Gary Knickerbock-
er won the high jump.
With the squad notably weak
in the shot put and pole vault,
the Wolverine team will have to
pick up points in the triple, long
and high jumps. And this is defi-
With Warren Bechard and
Carl Flowers, Michigan probably
has the best pair of triple jumpers
in the conference.
The same may be true in the
high jump, where Knickerbocker
is joined by Rick Hunt and
Clarence Martin, both of whom
have won the outdoor title in the
Ira Russell, who has improved
steadily to record the best dis-
tance in the conference for the
long jump this season, might very
easily win his specialty.
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clocking in the high hurdles, to
tie him with MSU's Charles Pol-
lard and Wisconsin's Mike Butler
in the favorite's position.
The sprints will be well cov-
ered, with both George Hoey and
Sol Espie representing the team
in the 100, and Leon Grundstein
going in the 220.x
And distance ace Jim Dolan
must finish high in the three-mile
run. A win here could make a big
difference when the final stand-
ings are calculated.
The rest of the meet will depend
largely on the way Martin de-
cides to distribute his talent in
the middle-distance and relay
With a half dozen fine half-
milers and at least three capable
of turning in 4:15 miles, the ulti-
mate Michigan push could come
in these events.
Also holding the inside track
for a conference team title is the'
Michigan golf squad. The links-
men travel to Bloomington this
weekend for the Big Ten meet
that determines the champion-
Captain John Schroeder has led
the squad through one of its best
seasons ever, with Rocky Pozza
and Rod Sumpter helping provide
Minnesota 10 2 .850
Michigan State 8 2 .800
Wisconsin 8 4 .667
MICHIGAN 6 4 .600
Illinois 5 5 .500
Northwestern 5 7 .417
Iowa 4 6 .400
Indiana 3 6 .333
Ohio State 2 7 .222
Purdue 0 8 .000
Purdue at Michigan (2)
Northwestern at Ohio State (2)
Iowa at Minnesota
Illinois at Michigan State (2)
Wisconsin at Indiana (2)
Illinois at Michigan (2)
Purdue at Michigan State (2)
Wisconsin at Ohio State (2)
Northwestern at Indiana (2)
Iowa at Minnesota
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Major League Standings
W L Pct. GI1
St. Louis 2011 .645 -
San Francisco 18 14 .563 21
Atlanta 17 15 .531 3'.
Pittsburgh 15 15 .500 41,
xChicago 16 17 .485 5
Cincinnati 15 17 .469 51-
xLos Angeles 15 17 .469 51
Philadelphia 14 16 .457 51.
New York 14 17 .452 6
Houston 13 18 .419 7
x-Late game not included
San Francisco 3, Houston 1
New York 2, Cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 0
Chicago at Los Angeles
Atlanta at Philadelphia, postponed,
Atlanta at New York, night
Houston at Los Angees, night
St. Louis at Phiadeiphia, night
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, night
Chicago at San Francisco, night
WV L Pet.
19 11 .633
17 13 .567
17 13 .567
17 15 .531
16 15 .516
15 16 .484
15 18 .455
14 17 .452
13 19 .406
11 17 .393
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Minnesota 4, Oakland 3
Washington 4, Cleveland 1
Boston 11, New York 10
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Oakland at Chicago, night
Washington at Detroit, night
Baltimore at Cleveland, night
New York at Boston, night
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