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It's playoff time again for intramural
softball, and a host of teams are
screeching into the post-season with
perfect, 2-0 records.
For the Fraternity, Independent,
Residence Halls teams, the playoffs
consist of three divisions, 'A,' 'B' and
'C'. Teams that win their initial two
games go in class 'A'; teams that go 1-1
enter class 'B'; and the winless teams
are placed in the 'C' division.
IN FOLLOWING Daily tradition, we
have gone out on a limb with a list Hof
rankings. These rankings are based on
"highest" quantitative data
Sigma Phi Epsilon 'A' has earned the
distinction of a number one ranking by
virtue of two devastating victories. In
their two games, the Sig Eps beat Chi
Phi and Delta Upsilon by scores of 19-0
and 20-0, respectively.
"We're very big on softball," said
Paul Schriefer, currently a Michigan
swimmer but a former Sig Eps softball
player. "We have a combination of
both good hitting and fielding. Team
skills are evenly distributed. We don't
have any superstars."
DEFENDING IM softball champions
Sigma Alpha Epsilon is not far behind
Sig Eps. While scoring runs by the
dozens, SAE fields a superb defensive
unit and gets superlative pitching.
"(Pitcher Dan McLaughlin) moves
the ball around real well," said SAE
third baseman Eric Calub. "Dan
knows what to do out there. If we need
a ground ball or a pop-up, Dan can
usually throw the pitch and get the out.
Reeves 'A', Adam Ants 'A', Rumsey
Gold and the rest of the Top Ten Scored
enough runs per game to easily out-
distanced their lesser opponents.
G/FIS, Women's, Co-Rec
Each of these divisions suffer from
smaller participation. The playoffs in
each division promise to be com-
The class 'A' playoffs in the frater-
nity division will be extremely com-
petitive and the house that wins it will
be a powerful collection of players.
In terms of creativity, the indepen-
dent division is in a league by itself.
And the quality of play of the top teams
is not far behind.
Some of the teams take their softball
seriously, although most of the guys are
out to have fun.
"WE HAVE A good time," said Phil
Giroux, the rightfielder of the fourth-
ranked Independent team, the Ar-
tesians. "It's not like we're out for
Giroux notes that his team wins with
pitching a defense. Artesian first
baseman Mike Halpern provides the
power, having slugged two homeruns,
despite, according to Giroux, missing
third base on one of the homers.
Another defense-oriented ball club is
the Bamf's, who are ranked second. In
terms of winning the Independent
championship, Bamf's left-center
fielder, Scott Payton said, "It all
depends if we're hitting."
By general consensus, some In-
dependent softball observers predict
the Berristers to come away with the
The last of the major divisions plays
an obvious brand of softball. Among
the residence halls, the key to success is
hitting. Good fielding is a rarity as
some Residence Hall scores resemble
high-scoring NFL games.
* *Daily Softball Rankings*
1. Sigma Phi Epsilon 'A,
2. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
3. Sigma Alpha Mu
4. Lodgers 'A' (Chi Psi)
5. Evans Scholars
7. Beta Theta Pi
8. Sigma Phi Epsilon 'B'
9. Phi Gamma Delta 'A'
10. Phi Kappa Psi
4. Fletcher 'A'
5. 1st Rotvig
6.4th Hamilton Bursley
7. Bursley Bombers
8. Elliott 'A'
9. The Penguins
10. Van Tyne
1. Intentional Hams
2. Law Big Dogs
3. Master Batters
4. DSD 'A'
5. Phi Rho Lithopedians
1. Bush Bunnies
2. The HB's
3. Patterson Dental
6. Med Boys
7. MBA #1
9. Pine Brothers
1. Reeves 'A'
2. Adam Ants 'A'
3. Rumsey Gold
6. Dirt :
Last week all six divisions competed in
the IM track meet. Representatives
from each division turned in excep-
tional individual performances.
Douglas Sheldon of Sigma Phi Ep-
silon finished first in three events,
racking up a lot of points for the 1983
champions. Sheldon was the high jump
with a leap of 5'8", and the 60-meter
high hurdles in a time of 7.59 seconds
and was a member of the winning 1600-
meter relay team:
OVERALL, the Sig Eps won with a
total of 44 points, 11 ahead of second
place Sigma Chi.
Independent and G/F/S competed
together and two individuals dominated
Mike Wagner of the East Quad Track
Club won the high jump (5'6") and the
60-meter high hurdles (8.18).
Mark McBroom of the MC's was vic-
torious in three events: the long jump
(18'10"), the 100-meter dash (11.22),
and the 200-meter dash (23.80).
The Hamilton Dozen won the In-
dependent track meet with a total of 54
points. The MC's were second (46),
followed by the East Quad Track Club
(34) and Bamf (22).
In the G/F/S division, Phi Rho
Lithopedians won with 40 points and
Legal Soul came in second with 32
Individual Track Champions
Long Jump: Steve Schwinke, Chi Phi, 20'3"
High Jump: Douglas Sheldon, sigma Phi Epsilon, 5'8"
Shot Put; Greg Morton, Phi Kappa Psi, 48'0"
60m High Hurdles: Douglas Sheldon, Sigma Phi Ep-
1,600m Run: Tony King, Alpha Phi Alpha. 4:43.91
loom Dash: Dennis Southard, Theta Chi, 10.81
Independant and G/F/S
High Jump: Mike Wagner, East Quad Track Club,
Long Jump: Mark McBroom, MC's, 18'10"
Shot Put: Rick Keith, MC's, 39'4"
60m High Hurdles: Mike Wagner, E.Q. Track Club,
l,600m run: Zinn Prentice, E.Q. Track Club, 4:43.87
tlm Diah: Mark Mc.ro. MCW'. 11 22