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THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1966

THE MICHIGAN DAIL'Y'

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Nine

Faces

Illinois,

Purdue

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-
'1tarnished.
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.
Weak Pitching
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
non-conference games.
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-
bleheader.
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.
BATTING

The Michigan tennis squad tra-
vels to Bloomington, Indiana, this
weekend to face Indiana, North-
western and Iowa in a quadrang-
ular meet.
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
season.
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
second spot.
Jim Swift will be at number
three singles, Ron Teeguarden at
number four, and Bill Dixon and
Ed Waits at fifth and sixth sin-
gles, respectively.
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
Michigan.
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-
ionship.
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;
spot'
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-
Grath.
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
Tom Mansfield.

DAN HUMAY
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.
Hitting Deficiency
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-
fessional signings.
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,
shortstop.
Cunningham Tops
On the other hand, the Boiler-
maker pitching staff is fairly
strong. Steve Cunningham, a five-

Gilhooley ss
Bara, of
Tanona, of
Sygar, 2b
Simonds, lb
Berline, c
Wakabayashi,
Sizemore, c
Schryer, of
Spicer, 3b
Fisher, of-p
Nelson, lb
McVey, 3b-pf

AB
69
68
69
57
48
19
2b 26
61
52
69
25
20
10

R
15
17
11
18
9
6
12
14
8
10
7
4
2

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

GEOFF ZAHN

BILL ZEPP

Beliveau Probable Pick
For Playoff MVP Title

f.

PITCHERS BATTING

Kerr
Radakovic
Reed
Zepp
Guidi, of
Zahin
Lyijynen
Scott
Buzynski
Totals
Opponents
Scott
Kerr
Guidi
Reed
Zahn
Lyijynen
Zepp
Buzynski
Radakovic
Fisher
Totals
Opponents

1
5
18
6
13
2
2
2
650
626

2
0
4
2
2
0
0
0
0
143
91

PITCHING
WL
1 0
1 0
2 0
7 1
1 0
0 1
2 1
0 0
1 1
0 0
15 4
4 157

101
1 0
3 0
1 2
2 4
10
0 1
0 0
0 0
185 113
156 79
SOBB
7 4
10 3
18 11
41 18
22 7
4 2
10 10
1 3
10 9
0 1
123 68
113 110

1.000
.200
.167
.167
.154
.125
.000
.000
.000
.285
.249
ERA
0.00
0.00
1.99
2.52
3.00
5.40
6.86
7.20
9.00
3.72
6.41

Spring Sports
Schedules

BASEBALL
May
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
14-Minnesota* Minneapolis
16-E. Michigan Ann Arbor, 3:30
18-Bowling Green Bowling Green
20-Michigan State East Lansing
21-Michigan State Ann Arbor, 1
*--Doubleheaders
TRACK
May
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
June
4-Cent. Col. Championships
Notre Dame, Ind.
16-18-NCAA Champnonships
Bloomington, Ind.
24-25-USTFF Championships Kent,O.
TENNIS
May
6-7-Indiana, Iowa, Northwestern
Michigan Bloomington
II-Notre Dame Notre Dame
13-14--Ohio State, Wisconsin
Michigan Madison, Wis.
16-W. Michigan Kalamazoo
19-21-Big Ten Meet East Lansing
June
13-18-NCAA Meet Miami, Fla.
GOLF
6-7-Northern Invitational
Tournament Bloomington
12-Michigan State Ann Arbor
i" 16-Michigan State East Lansing
20-21-Big Ten Meet Iowa City, Ia.
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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
series.
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
more consideration.
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
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Beliveau was named the top
player in Tuesday night's triumph
despite the fact he failed to con-
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