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'63 THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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Rivals

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By BOB ZWINCK
The Wolverine baseball squad
will try and establish the winning
habit again when they play three
conference games.
Iowa inyades Ferry Field this
afternoon for a 3:30 contest and
then Minnesota follows them in
for a doubleheader here tomorrow
at 1:30.
Ed Roebuck has received the
starting nod from Coach Moby
Benedict for today's battle against
the Hawkeyes-
Benedict thinks Roebuck is
really a much better pitcher than
Conference statistics seem to in-
dicate. He went eight innings in
a losing cause against Purdue last
weekend giving up six runs, four
of them earned runs, and 12 hits.
Fluke Hits
"But don't overlook the fact
that several of those hits were of
the fluke variety," countered Ben-
edict. "Really, a couple balls were
just barely reached-way out on
the end of the bat. Two, I think,.
were broken bat singles. One of
them, in fact, splintered the bat
and the end of it flew farther than
the ball did. With just a little
luck he'll be in there all the way
if he does just as, good a jo6."
Roebuck struck , out six while
walking only two to give a strong
hint of his control.
Fritz Fisher is slated to hurl

the first game of the twin bill
against the Gophers, but Benedict
is not yet sure just who will draw
the assignment in the second
game.
Tough Luck
Southpaw Fisher once again
opened the Conference on a losing
note. Yet he allowed only five
hits and struck out three in his
eight inning stint while being
charged with four earned runs.
Ironically, Michigan's weekend
opponents battled each other in
a three-game series last week,
with Iowa coming out on top two
games to one.
Benedict nevertheless put his
finger on Minnesota as being the
tougher of the two. "I think Min-
nesota and Ohio State must both
be considered as real contenders
for the Big Ten title-along with
undefeated Wisconsin, of course,"
he stated.
"It shouldn't take as many vic-
tories to win the crown this year
as it did in 1962. Illinois had to,
win 12 to take the title from us
then. But still baseball is really
tough to call that way. Wiscon-
sin just might go on to win every-
thing all year. You just can't tell."
Important Pair
Iowa boasts a pair of hurlers
who went all the way for triumphs
against the Gophers in Jack Wi-
land and Dale Miner.

Wiland gave up three hits and
two runs, neither of them earned,
in his nine innings. Miner went
the distance in the nightcap of the
doubleheader, seven innings, and
gave up seven hits and one earned
run, which came in the top of the
last frame.
, The Hawkeyes also sport a duo
of top hitters. Jim Freese, who
handles the catching duties, has
gone four-for-eight with four
RBI's. He ranks sixth in the con-
ference.
Clean-up hitter and first-sacker
Rich Lee has a .333 mark picked
up with three-for-nine at the
plate.
The Gophers possess a group of
timely hitters as well as good
pitching.
Gary Raasch is hitting .571 with
three RBI's, a double and a triple.
MermaiOds
Water Pol0'
Ch ampions
Five Ann Arbor Swim Club
players were named to the 1963
All-American water polo team
after the AASC won the Women's
AAU National Championship for
the third straight year.
The local women named to the
honor team were Cynthia Osgood
(left forward), M i c k i King
(goalie), Connie Corson (center
forward), Nancy Wager (1 e f t
back), and Peggi Wirth (right
back). The team was coached by
freshman swimmer Bob Hoag.
The AASC won the four team
tournament Sunday with a 7-5
double overtime victory over the
Northern Virgiana Aquatic Club
at Detroit. Miss Osgood was the
most valuable player in the tour-
nament, scoring a total of 18
goals and both Ann Arbor goals
in the two overtime periods.

In jury Ends Honig's Career

By LLOYD GRAFF
Michigan has had a multitude of
sour breaks so far this year but
none quite so bitter as the one
shortstop Dick Honig sustained on
a tiny bone in his wrist.

QUADRANGULAR MEET:
Hoosiers To Provide
Toughest Net Test

With the sharp finality of a
gunshot the college career of a
gritty, determined ballplayer was
prosaically ended. Honig didn't
bow out with a diving catch or a
titanic home run, but by calmly
trotting to first base after being
hit by a pitch served up by Il-
linois hurler Pat Holland.
Knuckle Ball
"It was a knuckle ball that hit
me straight on; then it dropped
with a thud, like hitting a wall.
If it were a fast ball or a curve
and had some spin on it, it prob-
ably wouldn't have broken the
bone, but the knuckler has no
rotation so it didn't just glance
off."
Honig wasn't taken out im-
mediately. He stayed in to run
the bases and score the tying run
in the game but went out in the
bottom of the inning. "By the time
I reached third base I figured it
was broken," he commented.
"The wrist will be in a cast for
approximately six weeks the doc-
tor says, and if I'm extremely
lucky I'll be out of it is five.
This means I'11 definitely miss
the Big Ten season, but I could
possibly get into the playoffs if
the team can make them," Honig
said.
Not a broken wrist or a little
plaster of Paris can keep Dick
away from the diamond. He is
helping coach Moby Benedict out
by pitching batting practice, shag-
ging fly balls and coaching down
the lines. "It's the type of injury
where you can be active but can't
play," he says.
NewExperience
Dick's first experience as a traf-
fic director at third base was
exasperating for him. "I almost
jumped out of my skin at Purdue.
I'm not used to watching a game
from the sidelines."
Honig never did much idle star-
ing when he was playing. He was
usually in the heart of the action.
Last year he combined with Cap-
tain Joe Jones for 60 double plays,
a college record. The comforting
thought of Honig at short made
the pitchers more willing to let
the batters hit the ball rather than
going for a strikeout with every
batter.
Honig could certainly not be
considered purely a glove man. He
finished second in team batting
last season with a .292 average,
and had a .269 mark going before
the injury this year.

His overall ability attracted
epicurean eyes of Major League
scouts. "I've had some offers to
play pro ball," remarked Honig,
"but I guess the wrist ended
those dreams. I was hoping this
would really be my big season," he
said with a tinge of regret.
Benedict voiced the same sen-
timents. "It's a shame it had to
come in his senior year. Dick's
injury is a tremendous loss for
the team."
Lets Eligibility Expire
Neither Benedict or Honig are
thinking about trying to get eligi-
bility granted for next year. Dick
has enough hours to graduate in
June from the School of Educa-
tion and may be headed for grad-
uate school, "depending on other
job opportunities."
So ends the college baseball
career of an. outstanding student
athlete. Not a very dramatic finish
for such an exciting player.

By TOM ROWLAND
The Michigan tennis team will
still be without the services of
Captain Harry Fauquier when the
Wolverines take on three Big Ten
opponents in a quadrangular meet
this weekend.
Fauquier has been competing in
the Pan American games for
Canada and has yet to put in an
appearance this spring in a Mich-
igan. tennis meet since the end of
the Southern tour. Slated for
number two singles play -this sea-
son, where he is the defending Big
Ten champion, Fauquier wrapped
up .his tennis play at the Games
after being knocked out in the sec-
ond round, and he returned to his
home in Toronto ill with the flu.
Good Substitute
Sophomore John Fraser has
been taking the Wolverine cap-
tain's spot on the second court in
singles and teaming with= Ray
Senkowski in first doubles. The
Wolverine newcomer has a 4-1
record in northern competition.
With Fauquier out of the lineup
Coach Bill Murphy ,has been af-
forded the opportunity of giving
his four sophomores some stronger
competition, but as Senkowski puts
it, "We'd sure feel a lot better
with Harry in there."
Murphy's soph-stacked netmen
face Ohio State, Illinois and In-
diana this weekend, playing two
meets today and the remaining
team tomorrow. The Wolverines
defeated OSU earlier this spring,
9-0.
Toughest of Three
Indiana looks to be the toughest
of the three, boasting a 14-1 sea-
son record, the only defeat com-'
ing against North Carolina. Last
weekend the Hoosiers blanked both
Minnesota and Purdue, 9-0, and
nipped Michigan State, 5-4.
Doubles play has been the
Hoosiers' forte this spring, with
sophomore Roddy McNerney and
Charley Kane at number one. In-
diana was trailing 4-2 after singles
play against MSU when the doub-
les team swept the Hoosiers to
victory.
"In other seasons I felt we had
to at least break even' in singles
to win," said coach Bill Landin.
"But this indicates that, in addi-
tion to having some real competi-
tors, we've got doubles play to
help compensate for any break-
down in the singles."
Top Records
Both McNerney and Kane are
11-1 for the season. Number one
singles man Gary Baxter is 10-0,

This Weekend in Sports
TODAY
BASEBALL-Michigan vs. Iowa, Ferry Field, 3:30 p.m.
TENNIS-Michigan vs. Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio St., Champaig
SATURDAY
BASEBALL-Michigan vs. Minnesota (2), Ferry Field, 1:30 p.m.
FOOTBALL-Intrasquad Scrimmage, Michigan Stadium, 2 p.m.
GOLF-Michigan at Michigan State, East Lansing
TENNIS-Michigan vs. Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio St., Champaig
TRACK--Michigan at Purdue, Lafayette
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as is Hoosier sixth man Bob
Wham..
Illinois is suffering from a'lack
of experienced talent this spring
with only two starters returning
from last year's team. The Illini
have a 2-5 season mark.
Behind Senkowski and Fraser
at numbers one and two singles,
Murphy will go with Brian Flood
and Hal Lowe at third and fourth
with Bo Barker and Ron Linclau
in the fifth and sixth spots.
The Wolverines are 3-6 in the
Big Ten this spring and are unde-
feated in five meets since .the
return from Florida, where Mur-
phy's crew dropped four straight.
Senkowski, Fraser, Lowe, Flood_
and Barker have yet to lose a
conference match.
Northwestern.
Shows Power
In MSU Rout'
Northwestern's Big Ten tennis
stock rose more than a few points
up at East Lansing last week when
the Wildcats, top challengers to
Michigan's conference net crown,
powered by Michigan State, 9-0.
The Spartans, no pushovers this
spring, were sporting an 11-3 rec-
ord before the Wildcats came to
town.
Marty Riessen, playing number
one after a three-meet take-over
of the top spot by Clark Graeb-
ner, shut out. State's Tom Jamie-
son, 6-0, 6-0. Graebner rolled past
Spartan sophomore star Tony
O'Donnell, 6-1, 6-1, at number two.
Michigan plays MSU up at East
Lansing on Tuesday, and Riessen
and Company visit the Wolverines
for the final dual meet of the
season on May 11 in Ann Arbor.
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Major League Standings

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St. Louis
Pittsburgh
San Francisco
Milwaukee
Los Angeles
Chicago.
Philadelphia,
New, York
Cincinnati
Houston

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13
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.611
.591
.565
.500
.476
.421
.400
.389
.333

NATIONAL LEAGUE

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YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New York 7, Los Angeles 0
Cleveland 16, Kansas City 6
Washington 9, Detroit'
Baltimore 8, Chicago 7
Bosto nat Minnesota, ppd., rain
TODAY'S GAMES
Cleveland at Los Angeles
Boston at'Kansas City
New York at Minnesota
Washington at Chicago
Baltimore at Detroit

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
New'York 10, Houston 3
St. Louis '4, Chicago 3
Los Ange:les 3,Philadelphia 2
Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 0
San Francisco 2, Pittsburgh 1
TODAY'S GAMES
San Francisco at New York (n)
Los Angeles' at Pittsburgh (n)
St. Louis at Cincinnati (n)
Houston at Philadelphia (n)
Chicago at Milwaukee (n)

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