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N' Diamondmen Get Early Start


SAE Wins Track Title;
Phi Delts Distant Second


ock of promising sophomores,
>ved pitching, and unusually
1 March weather have com-
l to light baseball coach Don
's face with a smile that
I do Joe E. Brown justice, as
epares the Wolverines for the
th the temperature in the
s and sixties the past two
s, Lund has had a chance to
his practices outdoors, va-
g owlish Yost Field House-
e even the home-breds would
a difficult time seeing a fast
marks the first time in three
at the helm of the Wolver-
that Lund has been ableto
extensive outdoor workouts
e spring vacation. He thinks
s helped theteam.
hysically we're in a lot better
e than we normally would be

at this time of year," Lund empha-
sizes. "The boys have been able to
work hard and the morale is real
Youth Movement
With a bevy of standout sopho-
mores on hand Lund's morale is
not exactly dragging either. As he
moves his hand down the roster
he could easily be accused of
starting a youth movement. No
less than five sophomores could
be on the field at the same time
for Michigan this spring.
Newcomers Dick Honig and Joe
Jones, both from Detroit, will give
the Wolverines a new look at the
shortstop and second base posi-
tions. Both stand 5'10", but Honig,
at 165 lbs., holds a 10-1b. weight
advantage over his double-play,
Other second-year players that
Lund expects to get a lot of help
from include catcher-first base-'

man Bill Freehan, outfielder Den-
nis Spalla, and pitchers Mike
Joyce, Bob Filar, Fritz Fisher, and
John Lengemann.
Double Duty
Freehan, who doubles as an end
on the football team, will catch
one game of doubleheaders and be
stationed at first for the other.
Spalla is a 5'10" 175-1b. left-
handed hitter who also hails from
Easily the most impressive thing
about Lund's corps of sophomore
pitchers is their size. Joyce, Filar,
and Lengemann all stand over six
feet and weigh in at more that 190
lbs. Fisher, palty in comparison,
can muster only 170 lbs. on his
6'2" frame.
With these sophomore hurlers,
plus returning lettermen Dennis
McGinn, Bob Marcereau, and Joe
Brefeld, the pitching situation
seems improved over the 1960,
squad which had only one pitcher,
graduate Al Koch, in the top 15,
E.R.A.-wise in the conference.
Lund calls pitching the key to
the 1961 season, and adds hope-
fully, "It should be better than
last year.-
Last year McGinn was 5-2 on
the season but only 2-2 In confer-
ence play with a 5.46 ER.A. The
tall righthander, as Lund knows,
can be brilliant one time and in-
effective another.
Jackrabbit Marcereau, the small-
est player on the squad, was 2-1
last spring with one of his victories
being a shutout over Iowa. Brefeld
saw only limited action. He pitched
14 innings and compiled a 2-0
Veteran Strength n
Anchoring the squad, however,
in its bid to improve last year's
fifth-place finish in the Big Ten
will be four veterans.
The number-one catcher will be
senior Dick Syring. More than
adequate defensively, Syring will
be striving to improve last year's
disappointing .237 batting average.
Rifle-armed junior Joe Merullo
will be hard to dislodge at third
base. Merullo was second on the
team in home runs last year with
six, and hit .247.

In the outfield Junior Ed Hood
and senior Dick DeLamielleure
hold first call in the center and
right field posts respectively. As a
sophomore leadoff batter Hood hit
.280 and led the team in stolen
bases with 11. DeLamielleure, a
rangy left-handed swinger with
potential power, played a utility
role last year and hit .200 in ten
Shifts Marshall
Evidence of how highly Lund
rates this year's crop of sopho-
mores can be seen in the fact that
letterman Barry Marshall, a .308
hitter at second base last spring,
has been shifted to first where he
will alternate with Freehan.
Also waiting in the wings is
senior outfielder John Halstead,
who as a sophomore led the Big
Ten in hitting for much of the
season. Last year he was lost due
to ineligibility.
Overall Lund sees this year's
squad as being bolstered in the
pitching department, "stronger de-
fensively - especially through the
middle-but minus a little power."

Led by George Ginger's double
win in the broad jump and 440-
yd. dash, Sigma Alpha Epsilon
piled up 26% points to walk away
with the Social Fraternity track
meet last night.
It was SAE's eighth team win
this year, a new record, with the
spring sports not even underway
Phi Delta Theta was a distant
second with 16, Delta Upsilop
scored 15%, Phi Gamma Delta 15,
Sigma Chi 11%, Alpha Tau Omega
11/, Sigma Alpha Mu 9%, Theta
Xi 8, Theta Delta Chi 4 and Phi
Kappa Psi 3 .
Wins broad Jump
Ginger hit 19'10%" in the broad
Jump, good enough to beat the
19'81/4" turned in by Sam's Jay
Berkelhamer. Ginger led all the
way in his quarter-mile heat and
his fine :55.4 put him more than
a second ahead of anybody else.
Dick Mandel, SAM, and Bob
Waddell, tied for second at :56.7.
SAE picked up two more firsts
when Joe Jones edged Dave Mon-
geau, ATO, with a time of :06.7 in
the 60-yd. dash, and Joe O'Donnell
tied for first in the shot put with
Mongeau at 43'2".
Mongeau had breezed through
the preliminary heats but in the
finals Jones was a clear winner de-
spite Mongeau's final burst.
Hollis Jencks, DU, cleared 10'6"
in the pole vault to beat out Jack
Gilbert, Phi Kappa Epsilon, and
Nick Armelegos, PDT, who tied for
second with vaults of 10'.
Strong Stretch Run
The 880-y4. run went to Sigma
Chi's John Dumont, who won in
2:13.5 with a strong stretch run
to finish ahead of Gary Joachim,
DU. Jim Bolt, PGD, jogged his
way to a 5:07.4 mile win over Gary
Rich, TDC, who was close behind
at 5:09.0.

Jeff Smith of Theta Xi negoti-
ated the 65-yd. high hurdles' in
:08.9 for his win over John Tid-
well, SAE. Jim Kay, PGD, high-
jumped 5'10" to nudge out Frosty
Evashevsky, who cleared 5'8".
Mongeau, who finished in a
six-way tie for third at 5'6", gar-
nered 9 points to fall just short
of Ginger's 10 points and the indi-
vidual scoring honors.
West Cagelas.
Subdue East
KANSAS CITY ( ) - The West,
with Walt Bellamy and Bill Brid-
ges leading the attack, subdued
the East 103-100 in the 10th an-
nual Shrine All-Star Basketball
game last night.
Bellamy, Indiana's 6'10" marvel,
and Bridges, Kansas' 6'6" rebound-
ing specialist, each scored 21
points and Gary Phillips of Hous-
ton helped with 20.
Neither team led by more than
6 points in the furious scoring
battle which wasn't decided until
time ran out.
TomiStith, St. Bonaventure's
All America, scored 0 points for
the East, and Larry Siegfried of
Ohio State got 17.
Minnesota. 3, Philadelphia t
Detroit 7, Cincinnati 5
Chicago (A) 3, Los Angeles 1
Pittsburgh 9, New York 2
Washington 5, Cincinnati (B) 3
Baltimore 8, Kansas City 7 (11 inn.)
St. Louis 1, Milwaukee 0
San Francisco 3, Boston 1

--Daily-James Warneka
HANG ON RICH-Michigan's Rich Montpetit performs on the
high bar in one of his near-perfect routines. The muscular senior
will be a vital cog in any NCAA title aspirations for the Wolverines.
Talent Leadership

Contribute to Gym Successes

-Daily-James Warneka
EEP GOING BARRY - Barry Marshall rounfts first base en-
ute to second with a standup double in Michigan's first scrim-
age since moving outside two-weeks, ago. In the background
Distant Coach Moby Benedict doubles as umpire.


pings, Habs Sweep

DETROIT (&)-The Detroit Redd
.ngs, brought to life by Gordie
we, beat the Toronto Maple
afs 4-1 last night and grabbed a
nmanding 3-to-1 lead in their
st of seven Stanley Cup semi-
al series.
Eowe, wrapping up his 15th Na-
nal Hockey League season in a
ekage of playoff glory, perked up
luggish attack by setting up the
.ng goal and then pounding
me the winner.
The Wings trailed 1-0 last night
.en Howe banged a hard shot
m the point that Leo Labine
rieved. Labine slapped the puck
oss the goal mouth and it
unced off the stick of Toronto
.enseman Carl Brewer and into
Halfway through the second
.iod, Howe got a quick pass from
cStasiuk and broke the 1-1
adlock with a shot from eight
-t that he'lifted into the high
t side of the net.
Marcel Pronovost and Van Fon-
-ne got the other Red goals as
wild crowd of 13,190 watched
e exciting tussle.
Howe, however, might have been
e game's goat. He was serving a
nalty when Bert Olmstead, re-
ning to action after sitting out
o games with a knee injury,
oved Toronto in front midway
the first.
But Howe more than made up
it, and the Red Wing attack
s so furious in the third period
it the Leafs became completely
Pronovost's goal came early in
e third period. He collided with
o Toronto defensemen and
alle Johnny Bower in front of
e Leaf nets, the puck trickled
e and dribbled across the goal
Coach Punch Imlach yanked
wer for an extra attacker in the
t two and one-half minutes, but
strategy backfired when Fon-
ne put his second goal of the
ies into the open net with only
e seconds left.
Referee Frank Udvari gave Olm-
ad a misconduct penalty when
Toronto veteran complained
terly about a goal that was
:en away from his team in the
At period. A penalty Ron Stewart
)ught Udvari's whistle just as
ve Keon raced in alone on


goalie Terry Sawchuck. Keon slap-
ped the shot through Sawchuck
but Udvari ruled play was dead
before the shot.
Montreal 5, Chicago 2
CHICAGO (P) - The Montreal
Canadiens, their National Hockey
League supremacy endangered,
put on a dazzling display of speed
last night and dumped the Chi-
cago Black Hawks 5-2, squaring
their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff
at two games each.
Led by Dickie Moore and Bob
Hicke with two goals each, the
Canadiens scored twice in the first
period and twice in the second in
the game marked by roughhouse
Some 13 minutes had elapsed in
the first period when Elmer Vasko
of Chicago and Marcel Bonin' of
Montreal got into a squabble
which resulted in a total of 40
minutes in penalties for the two

to Victory
The Canadiens wasted little time
in taking the lead. Phil Goyette
trickled in a goal at 4:02 of the
first period. Goyette's third goal
of the series hit goalie Glenn
Hall's staick and bounced in.
The Hawks tied it up 22 seconds
later on a 35-foot shot by Dollard
St. Laurent. But before the period
ended, Moore hammered home his
first goal with less than three min-
utes to play, putting Montreal
ahead to stay.,
Montreal upped its advantage
to 3-1 early in the second period
when Hicke took a perfect pass
from Henri Richard and slammed
it past the overworked Hall. Hall
had been credited with 24 saves in
the first period
While Hicke was serving a pen-
alty midway in the second period,
Stan Mikita scored for Chicago at
9:28 but the Canadiens got it back
less than five minutes later on a
shot by Moore while Reg Fleming
was in the penalty box.

Richard Montpetit is a very
dedicated young man.-
So dedicated, in fact, is the
young Canadian from Montreal,
that he has helped transform the
Michigan Gymnastics team from a
perennial second, third, and
fourth-place finisher in the Big
Ten into a squad which has com-
pleted an undefeated dual meet
season and captured the Wolver-
ines' first conference champion-
ship ever.
Of course, Coach Newt Loken's
charges were far from a one-man
team; Tom Osterland did an out-
standing job all season and cli-
maxed the year by taking the con-
ference trampoline crown, while
two of Montpetit's fellow country-
men, sophomores Gil Larose and
Jim Hynds, added much needed
depth to the Michigan cause with
their consistent all-around per-
formances. ,
Nevertheless, without Montpetit,
who is team captain, the Wolver-
ines probably would have finished
in the first division, but that's all.
Dedicated and Confident
So now, with the upcoming
NCAA championships only a week
and a half away, Rich is as dedi-
cated as ever,rand almost as con-
fident as ever, that he and the
six other Wolverines entered in
the meet will come back from
Champaign with the coveted NCAA
However, despite his confidence
that the Michigan contingent will
come home with all the marbles,
Montpetit is a little reluctant to
make actual predictions. "It will
all depend 'on how some of the
other stars do," he cautionsly ex-
plained. "Because they have Fred

Orlofski, Southern Illinois is fav
ored," the little Canadian star
went on, "but he certainly isn't a
Montpetit is obviously oozing
with confidence, but he doesn't
think it anything unusual. As a
matter of fact he interchanges
confidence with experience.
Experience Helps
In explaining his faith in his
own ability to perform his routines
and exercises successfully with a'
minimum amount of flaws, Rich
simply stated, "Confidence is a
matter of experience. When you
begin to get more and more ex-
perience behind you you naturally,
have more confidence in yourself."
The 5'5", 130-lb. senior was
raised in the European-type com-
munity where gymnastics was
either the number one or two
sport, so he was introduced toit
rather early in life. In addition, he
had a natural flair for the sport
("I always liked to stick my feet
in the air," he says) and with an
almost ideal height ("Most gym-
nasts are between 5'6" and 5'7"
tall") it was only natural that
he should become a star in the
art of throwing one's body around
with grace and ease.
Sets Goals
However, despite the apparent
advantages, ,he didn't take too
much interest in the sport until
he set up some goals to shoot at.
When he did, he wasted no time
in achieving them.
His goals? Well, his first one,
made at the end of 1956, was to
go to Rome for the 1960 Olympics.
He not only went to Rome as the
only male gymnast among Can-
ada's 97-member contingent, but

went to the 1959 Pan-American
Games in Chicago as well.
Rome was a valuable experience
for the young star and may be the
reason for his tremendous success
this season. "I trained with the
Italian team for a week," he ex-
plained, "and as a result changed
my training methods." Since he
speaks Italian fluently, Montpetit
has no trouble communicating
with the Italians and exchanging
U. S. Catching Up
His Olympic experience led
Montpetit to the opinion that
United States gymnasts aren't, as
far behind those of Europe and
Russia as many people might be-
lieve. "U. S. and Canadian gym-
Masts are coming up In precision.
of execution," he commented.
Montpetit came to the Ann Ar-
bor campus on an academic
scholarship after Loken had seen
him in action and convinced him
that Michigan would be the Pest
place for him.
Rich finished at the top of his
high school class in a curriculum
much tougher than any of those
offered by most U. S. high schools
and expects to return to Canada
upon graduation in June to coach,
"preferably gymnastics."
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