THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1966
THE MICHIGAN DAIL'Y'
,HJSA,1AY516 H MCIA AL
QUADRANGULAR MEET AT INDIANA:
Netters Challenge Three Foes
By BUD WILKINSON
Summer Sports Editor
After suffering a one-run set-
back at the hands of Western
Michigan at Kalamazoo Tuesday,
the Michigan baseball team re-
turns home this weekend for three
conference games in an attempt
tnkeep its Big Ten record un-
The Wolverines will take a 4-0
conference record and a 15-5
overall record into a Friday game
with Illinois. On Saturday the
Michigan nine will play two games
against Purdue which is currently
entrenched in last place in the
. Big Ten with an 0-5-1 record.
The Illini, now 3-1 in league
action, placed fifth last year but
professional signings have riddled
the infield and pitching staff. A
professional signing, a gradua-
tion, and a school dropout elimi-
nated Illinois' three best pitchers
of last year, who accounted for
all 14 of the team's victories.
The top pitching prospects of
this year for the Illini are senior
Bob Pogue, who pitched two shut-
outs in pre-conference play, and
Mike Rodgerson. Rodgerson had
no decisions last year but had the
best earned run average on the
squad with a 1.86.
Although the Illini pitching is
weak, the fielding and hitting is
strong. Five regulars were batting
over .500 after the spring trip.
Illinois' best hitter is Captain
Dan Humay, who hit .319 in the
conference last year and was
named to the third string All-Big
Ten team. He hit .424 this year in
Other top batsmen for the Illini
are first baseman Jerry Szukala
who batted in 13 runs in the first
' nine games this year and Jim
Reed, junior second sacker.
Reed to Pitch
Bob Reed is scheduled to pitch
for Michigan against the Illini.
Reed has won all four of the Wol-
verines' Big Ten games, getting
game winner last year, and Steve
Krull, who had the season's best
ERA at 0.60, will be the top
mound choices this year.
C o a c h Moby Benedict has
named Geoff Zahn and Bill Zepp
as the probable pitching starters
for Michigan in the Purdue dou-
Other conference games this
weekend will see Iowa at Min-
nesota, Northwestern at Indiana,
Purdue at Michigan State, and
Wisconsin at Ohio State in single
games on Friday.
In Saturday doubleheader ac-
tion, Illinois will be at Michigan
State, Iowa at Minnesota, North-
wester nat Ohio State, and Wis-
consin at Indiana.
The Michigan tennis squad tra-
vels to Bloomington, Indiana, this
weekend to face Indiana, North-
western and Iowa in a quadrang-
The Wolverine netters have
been practicing outside every day
this week after bad weather earli-
er in the year.
"These are the first good out-
door practices we have had so far
this year, but the team is coming
along very well now," said Coach
Bill Murphy yesterday.
Eleven new varsity courts are
now being constructed at Ferry
Field, and the team has been
working out at the Ann Arbor
Racquet Club. Because of the con-
struction of the new courts, there
are no home tennis meets sched-
uled for the remainder of the
On the basis of recent intra-
squad matches, Coach Murphy
named the lineups for this week-
end. Captain Karl Hedrick will
play in the number one position
and Jerry Stewart will take the
Jim Swift will be at number
three singles, Ron Teeguarden at
number four, and Bill Dixon and
Ed Waits at fifth and sixth sin-
According to Murphy, Indiana
will probably be the toughest of
the teams the Wolverines face in
the meet. Indiana was runnerup
in the Big Ten last year behind
The Hoosier squad is led by
Dave Power at number one sin-
gles. Power is a senior and is theI
favorite for the Big Ten champ-
The other first-line singles
players are returning from last
year's squad - Mike Baer and
Mike Nolan. Baer posted a 15-3
record at sixth singles last year
and Nolan was 13-2 at the fifth;
Coach Murphy figures that the
Iowa team will also be tough. Io-
wa has five lettermen returning
from last year's seventh place
team plus some good sophomores.
The first, third, and fourth singles
players return from last season.
The sophomores expected to
challenge the lettermen for the
top spots include Richard Strauss,
Mirrel Kephart, and Rolly Mc-
The other team in the meet will
be Northwestern. The Wildcats
have been strong in tennis during
the past four years, producing two
Davis Cup team members, Marty
Riessen and Clark Graebner.
Riessen and Graebner have gra-
duated now, however, and the,
Wildcats are faced with a major
rebuilding task. Only two mem-
bers of the seven man squad play-
ed last season, and four of the
other five are sophomores.
One of the three Wildcats fight-
ing for the number one spot is
Jerry Riessen, Marty's younger
brother. The other top prospects
are soph Dave Crook and junior
two of the victories in relief. He
currently holds a league earned
run average of 0.76.
The Illinois game will begin at
3:30 Friday at Yost Field.
Facing Michigan in a Saturday
doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.
will be the Purdue Boilermakers.
Purdue finds itself with the re-
verse of Illinois' problems. The
Boilermakers have a weakness in
hitting with no established hitters.
Only two of the top eight bat-
ters from last season return from
a team that posted a .226 batting
average. The entire infield was
lost through graduation and pro-
In the first six conference games
this year Purdue scored a total of
only 10 runs.
The leading hitters for Purdue
so far this year have been catcher
Tom Huset and Mark Rosenblum,
On the other hand, the Boiler-
maker pitching staff is fairly
strong. Steve Cunningham, a five-
H RBI Pct.
25 20 .362
24 8 .353
23 17 .333
19 9 .333
16 17 .333
6 2 .316
8 4 .308
17 4 .279
14 6 .269
16 10 .232
4 5 .160
3 4 .150
1 0 .100
Beliveau Probable Pick
For Playoff MVP Title
6-Illinois Ann Arbor, 3:30
7-Purdue* Ann Arbor, 1
9-Univ. of Detroit Detroit
10-W. Michigan Ann Arbor, 3:30
13-Iowa Iowa City
16-E. Michigan Ann Arbor, 3:30
18-Bowling Green Bowling Green
20-Michigan State East Lansing
21-Michigan State Ann Arbor, 1
7-N'western & Illinois Champaign
14-Chicago Track Club &
Ohio University Ann Arbor
20-21-Big Ten Meet Bloomington
21-Class "A" High School State
Meet Ann Arbor
4-Cent. Col. Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
24-25-USTFF Championships Kent,O.
6-7-Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern
II-Notre Dame Notre Dame
13-14--Ohio State, Wisconsin
Michigan Madison, Wis.
16-W. Michigan Kalamazoo
19-21-Big Ten Meet East Lansing
13-18-NCAA Meet Miami, Fla.
12-Michigan State Ann Arbor
i" 16-Michigan State East Lansing
20-21-Big Ten Meet Iowa City, Ia.
By The Associated Press
DETROIT - The National
Hockey League's Board of Gover-
nors faces a tough decision when
it comes to voting for the most
valuable player in this year's
Stanley Cup playoffs.
Detroit Red Wings goalie Roger
Crozier, who performed brilliantly
in the semifinal series against
Chicago and in the first two games
of the finals against Montreal,
appeared to be a shoo-in.
But Crozier was injured last
Sunday after playing less than six
minutes. He returned Tuesday
night, and the Canadiens won 5-1
to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-7
The player named the most val-
uable in the playoffs receives the
Conn Smythe Trophy-donated in
1964 by the Toronto Maple Leafs-
$1,000 and a new automobile. The
latter prize is new this year.
Though the award does not nec-
essarily have to go to a member of
the winning team, players on the
championship team probably draw
If the Canadiens win their sec-
ond straight cup either tonight in
Detroit or Saturday in Montreal,
the MVP race probably would boil
down to a battle between two and
possibly three players.
Jean Beliveau, who won the first
award last year, has a better than
even chance of repeating.
RADIO? .YES, &
FOR 6 MONTHS!
FOR ONLY $9.97 i"a
STAY IN TOUCH
GET A FULLER
RANGE OF GOOD
FUL, HIGHLY SENSI-
TIVE NORTH Ameri-
can (NACO) Instrument
with tote handle; built-in ferrite
bar antenna; complete with bat-
teries, earphone, gift-box.
ORDER NOW (while stock
lasts). SEND CHECK OR M.O.
539 North Lombard Ave.
Oak Park, Illinois 60302
Send me 75-Transistor Radio(s)
For Only $9.97 each, with 6-mo.
Date School .
He has scored four goals and
added five assists in the playoffs
and has been the main cog in the
Canadiens' surge in the finals af-
ter they dropped the first two
Beliveau was named the top
player in Tuesday night's triumph
despite the fact he failed to con-
tribute a point.
We have your size
-State Street on the Campus
For Levi s
306-10 S. MAIN
Has LEVI'S galore
for gals and guy's
NEW from LEVI
Colors. Black, White,
Over 3,000 Pairs of
LEVI'S in Stock
For Gals & Guys
122 E. Washington Open Monday & Friday Nights
WOLVERINE RIGHT-HIANDER BOB REED winds up in ti
Indiana game earlier this season. Reed did not allow a single ru
in the game which Michigan won, 6-0. Reed struck out five an
walked only two. He has received the wins in all four of ti
Wolverines conference games so far and is scheduled to start
Friday's game against Illinois.
LEVI SS IAm PREST
never *need ironiam
You're always as neat and dapper as our feathered
friend, the penguin-when you're wearing LEVI'S STA-
PREST Slacks! Their sharp crease, smooth press and
crisp lines are in to stay-no matter how rough you
treat them! And like the penguin, LEVI'S STA-PREST
Slacks take to water-come out of every wash ready
to wear-without even a touch-up! Get the original
permanent- press slacks from LEVI'S!
Remember-if they're not LEVI'S- they're not ST A-PR EST I
_...._..._. .. ____ .® ........_._.. _._.... .I
1ITo d.31 slI
The TAB and the wotds'tMS and 'STA.PREST* are register'ed trademamt.s
Ann Arbor Clothing
L EVI'S STAIPREST