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THURSDAY',' APRIL 27, 1961


Slugging First-Sacker Heads 'M' Attack

M1 Batters Outhitting Rivals
By PETE DiLORENZI ting with averages of .388, .344, after having been rained out in
ophomore Bill Freehan's blist- .339, .291, and .274, respectively, their previous three games - a
.g bat continues to dominate Jones is runner-up in RBI's doubleheader with Iowa, and a
.verine hitting statistics. with 11, followed by Ed Hood with single game with Western Mich-
eading in every category ex- nine, and Spalla and Merullo with igan.
t at bats, the big catcher-first eight. To date, the Wolverines have
cman is hitting opposing pitch- Joyce Top Hurler outhit their cross-state rivals.
offerings at a .462 clip, bet- State's average is .275.
,even than Wally Moon's aver- Mike Joyce leads pitchers with Saesaeaei 25
a 4-0 record and a 1.22 ERA. Fritz
Fisher has a 3-0 record, with a Team Statistcs
ncluded among his 25 -hits, ac- 417 ERA. Dennis McGnn follows GBATTING
iulated in 54 at bats, are threew4.17 Re c, na.oEAFwsnG AB R H HR RBI Pct.
bles, two triples, and six hom- with a 1-1 record, and a 2.51 ERA. Freea 13 54 20 25 6 22 .462
-a bit below Moon's total, but The Wolverines now have a 10- Jones 13 56 15 19 0 11 .339
-a it elo Mon'stotl, utNewman 8 18 5 7 0 4 .388
it Freehan hasn't encountered 3. overall record, and are hitting spalla 9 29 5 10 2 s .344
ny 250 ft. left field screens. .291 as a team, while opponents Syring 8 30 7 8 1 3 .266
have been held to a .253 aver- DeLam'eure 9 31 4 2 6 .258
22 RBI's age. The staff ERA is 4.29 as cm- Steckley 6 19 5 5 1 6 .263
1reehn ha als knokrdlnl2213 51 11 14 2 8 .274
'reehan has also knocked in 22 pared to the opponents' ERA of Hood 13 50 9 10 1 9 .200
lverine runs. 7.22. Marshall 7 24 5 7 1 6 .291
im Newman, Joe Jones, Den- The Wolverines are now prepar- Halstead 3 6 2 1 0 0 .166
Spalla, Barry Marshall, and ing for their three game series PITCHER'S HITTING
1 Merullo trail Freehan in bat- with Michigan State this weekend Fisher 4 9 3 4 0 0 .444
Brefeld 2 6 2 2 1 4 .333
________________________________________________ V Joyce 6 12 2 4 0 2 .333
Marcereau 4 8 1 1 0 0 .125
McGinn 5 6 1 0 0 0 .000
Neubrect 3 3 1 1 1 2 .333 Kr _.0
Totals 13 467 108 136 19 96 .291
on Rye Opp Totals 13 442 73 112 5 63 .253
with kosher dil slices . . 45c Gnn14 2.51
Joye 36% 4 0 22 15 23 1.22
Fisher 23 3 0 27 23 26 4.17
Kerr 6 0 1 5 2 5 4.50
Marcereau 17% 1 0 9 4 21 5.19
Neubrecht 7 0 0 8 13 8 9.53
- J eOI de U LBreTold 13%1 1 1 4 4 15 1.96
Totals l31/% 10 3 80 65 112 4.29
120S7thUnje/styOp'nents 113 3 10 75 57 115 7.22
201 South University ______!__,_____
> tC age Games
j 4 WASHINGTON WP)-The Coun-
Zfz ;},.;t cl of National Collegiate At-
t etic Association yesterday banned
organized summer basketball cm-
F petition. Players taking part in
such summer basketball cannot
play college basketball under the
4 proposal by the NCAA council.
,.Most organized summer basket-
";ball is played either in the Los
f> Angeles area or in the Eastern
United States.
In other NCAA action, the
Council refused to delay by one
r / Y year a new ban on participation
C ou te d of high school football players in
4 all-star football games.
' .ic The Council is expected to end
0001 - probation of Auburn University
N .. - ~today and permit it to take part
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Freehan Has
Six Homers
Wearing number 14 on his back
and handling the bat as if it were
a toothpick, Bill Freehan has ap-
parently lived up to the billing
that he was a sure-fire profes-
sional prospect.
Freehan sacrificed what is
thought to be a sizable bonus to
get a college education. No less
than 16 major league teams have
shown interest in the Royal Oak-
born slugger and a glance at this
year's statistics show him leading
in virtually every department.
In the 13 games played, Free-
has hit at a .462 clip and has
clouted six home runs as well as
driving in 22 runs. He leads the
Wolverines in runs scored with 20,
doubles with three, and hits with
25. The record speaks for itself.
Prepped in Florida
Freehan played high school ball
at Bishop Berry High School in
St. Petersburg, Fla., where he first
attracted attention botti as a sure
handed end on the gridiron and
as a talented catcher. He hit over
.400 his last two years in leading
the team to the state finals his
senior campaign.
During the summers, he, along
with Dick Honig and Fritz Fisher,
played on the Lundquist Insurance
Grid Managers
Football managers are need-
ed for the 1961 season. All in-
terested persons should contact
Dick Asel, any day, at football
practice at Ferry Field after
3:00 p.m. He said that this is
one of the best ways to get to
know the inside of the sport
without actually playing it.
nine that won the National Ama-
teur Baseball Federation two years
running. Freehan saw action only
as a catcher until this season
where he has split his duties be-


tween first base and behind the
Freehan's level swing and ten-
dency to pull the ball remind one
of Roger Maris of the Yankees.
The 6'3" sophomore admits that
he will have to learn to hit the
outside pitch to right field in or-
der to be a better hitter.
Bill Freehan is not just anoth-
er college athlete destined to
either make the grade or not; he
is a team ball player as evidenced
by his admiration for the other
players who comprise this year's
squad. Most of the starters played
in the same summer league, and

there is a mutual respect for each
one's abilities.
More Than Capable
Freehan is a more than capable
student, having made the Big Ten
All-Scholastic football team as an
end where he started the last few
games of the season. But baseball
seems to hold his future, for he is
hopeful of playing in the big
The Sigma Alpha Epsilon ath-
lete said as he watched Joe Jones
belt a pitch over the fence, "Our
hitting is pretty good this year.'}
Bill Freehan's bat does most of
the talking, though.

The Inside Corner
with Dare Andrews

WOLVERINE SLUGGER-That's Bill Freehan, one of the big
factors in the Michigan baseball squad which has erupted for a
10-3 mark, including a current four-game winning streak. Free-
han's smoking bat has accounted for 25 safeties, including a
half-dozen homers.
This Weekend in Sports
BASEBAILL-Michigan vs. Michigan State, Ferry Field,
TRACK-Penn Relays, at Philadelphia
TENNIS-Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, Indiana;
at Indiana
BASEBALL-Michigan vs. Michigan State, there (dou-
TRACK-Michigan Open, Ferry Field, 1:00
Penn Relays, at Philadelphia
GOLF-Michigan vs. Detroit, here, 11:00
TENNIS-Michigan, Ohio State, Northwestern, Indiana;
at Indiana

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Ri fle Club Set for Camp Perry Meet
After nearly four months of
practice, the University of Michi-
gan Rifle Club is prepared to com-
pete in the Sixth Annual Inter-yY> Y
collegiate .30 Caliber Cup Matches
to be held at Camp Perry, Ohio, on;
May 4,5, and 6.
This is the sixth consecutive : "*..4:;>, '.
year that the club has sponsored
the event. In last year's meet the
Wolverines finished second be-
tween third plac eMichin State
and first place Ohio University.
The matches are open to any
collegiate team in the nation. To
date, applications have been re-
ceived from Illinois, Dayton, Penn- -
sylvania, De Paul, Ohio Univer-
sity and the University of Ken-
tucky. V1
The competing teams will use'
30.06 caliber M1 rifles and 10,000
rounds of ammunition supplied by
the Federal Director of Civilian
Teams will use the fourth for (;
practice; the fifth for individual
shooting, and the sixth for team
The local sharpshooters have
three members returning who have '"= :.;:.
participated in two previous-."
matches. They are Fred Bleicher, Daily-Larry Vanice
Bill Beyerman, and Larry Vanice. RIFLE CLUB-The University of Michigan Rifle Club is preparing
bau, MarkRoembertand BillBob for the Sixth Annual Intercollegiate .30 Caliber Cup Matches at
Baseler. Two more members have Camp Perry, Ohio. Members (left to right) are Larry Vanice, Bill
yet to be chosen. Beyerman, Bill Vorbau, and Fred Bleicher.
featured at

OUT OF THE RAIN emerged a winner.
But even more important on that nasty day in Columbus, the
Michigan golf team showed signs of returning to the top of the Big
Ten golfing world for the first time since way back in 1952.,
Sometimes in water up to their ankles the Wolverines came from
the depths to take charge. Ohio State, Purdue and Indiana all suc-
cumbed on a course that might well have been used for the Confer-
ence swim championships.
MAYBE THE WOLVERINES are simply tremendous "mudders,"
because their other victory, over Detroit, also came in the rain. From
here they appear to be more than that.
It has been a long, long time since '52. The fall was rapid and
the climb back has been slow. Two years agotheWolverines made a
token run at the crown on the University course, but Purdue finally
found the range, leaving Michigan back on the tee, a distant second.
Really Can't Say. . .
YOU REALLY COULDN'T SAY that Michigan left its opponents on
the tee Saturday. In fact you really couldn't say that they
"swamped" anyone, though they played in marsh-like grass.
The margin over Ohio State was a meager one stroke. But a
victory over the Buckeyes on their own course, long a burialgrounds
for Michigan teams, simply can't be brushed aside.
The total score wasn't bad, considering the conditions, 460
swings. Matched with last year's winning score, by Purdue, it stacks
up pretty well. The Big Ten Champion Boilermakers, on a dry course,
averaged 76 blows apiece for a five man team. Taking the top five men
for Michigan Saturday, the Wolverines averaged an even 76 also.
A CHAMPIONSHIP FOR Katzenmeyer, to say the least, would
be a pleasant surprise. The years since '52 have been rugged ones as
his teams have sagged as low as ninth.
Ohio State is good, and it takes a good golf team to beat the
Buckeyes. It takes a great golf team to win the Big Ten, a team with
the guts, shots, luck, and then something else, to survive all the funny
bounces the little white bal might take in the course of a 72 hole
The Wolverines have the guts. They proved it last week in the
rain. They have the shots. Luck comes to a good team, but Michigan
appears to have an added asset in the form of team balance.
Blessed With . .
THE WOLVERINES ARE BLESSED with a blend of senior experi-
ence, a touch of sophomoric exuberance, and a few fence riding
juniors. Combine that with an eternally pessimistic coach and you've
hopefully found the "something extra."
"We've got to get better," says Katzenmeyer, "we're not good
enough yet." The best part of it seems to lie in the fact that his team
realizes it, and is practicing harder. They even hit balls last Sunday,
usually their only rest day of the week,
THE OLD GUARD of Capt. Joe Brisson and Dick Youngberg have
been through it all, twice. Both have seen the Conference from the
top and the bottom, and both have placed in the top ten, individually.
They will tell yot the picture looks much better from the top.
Bill Newcomb, Tom Ahern, and Mike Goode hold down the mid-
dle, classwise, of the lineup. Newcomb is the only letterman, but both
Ahern and Goode have been around, playing as front line reserves last
Yet to Break Loose .. .
OF THE THREE ONLY AHERN has yet to break loose. Newcomb
had his day last week, tieing for medalist with Ohio State's Mike
Podolski. Goode was hot against Detroit, touring the course in 70.
Giving the sophomores a place on the top six is home-grown
product Chuck Newton. Raised in Ann Arbor High School's winning
tradition, Newton seems to be one of those guys who just doesn't
know how to lose. .
There are no stars, just a team that wants to win. The slim vic-
tory did more for them than just boost morale, it emphasized the fact
that a single stroke-maybe a short putt-can make the difference,
especially if they want to emerge a winner in the big one.
It's a lesson many players learn too late, and let's hope the title-
hungry Wolverines have learned it well.
Tonight at Hillel at 8 P.M.
last lecture in series
"National Socialism and the Jews"
"The Impact on the Persecutors"
Dr. Max Kapustin, recently returned from Germany,
will join Prof. Weinberg in the personal report.
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Presented in Hill Auditorium, Fri., April 14
STRAVI NSKY . .. Symphony of Psalms
University Choir and Orchestra
Joseph Blatt, Conductor
DALLAPICCOLA ... Songs of Captivity
Michigan Singers and U. Orchestra
Maynard Klein, Conductor

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