THE MICHIGAN DAILY PAGE THREE
Opens Conference Season AgainstOhio State
To Pitch First
Big Ten Game
Wolverines Present Good
Hurling And Fielding
But Poor Batting Fronts
Patchin Seeks Edge Over Buckeye Nine
To Engage In
Get Starting Calls
Fisher Announces Line-Up
To Be Same As That Of
COLUMBUS, o., April 18 -(Spe-
cial) -With hopes for a Big Ten
diamond title apparently higher than
they have been since the Wolverines
won their last championship in 1929,
Michigan's baseball team will open its
Conference season here tomorrow in
the first of a two-game series against
Ohio State. The second game will be
Coach Ray Fisher admits that his
present infield of Ford, Teitlebaum,
Paulson and Oliver is one of the best
he's had in his 14 years of coaching,
while the pitching staff composed of
Art Patchin and Berger Larson, start-
ers, with John Gee and George But-
ler in reserve should pitch better ball
than Wolverine hurling staffs of the
past five years.
The one weak cog in the team,
which the Southern training trip
made evident, was hitting. Kim Wil-
liams and Capt. Russ Oliver were the
D.A.E. EKES OUT CLOSE WIN
Delta Alpha Epsilon defeated
Phi Gamma in an Intramural
baseball 'game, yesterday, by the
close score of 28 to 27, being
forced to play three extra innings
over the regulation six.
D.A.E. went into the last half
of the ninth inning ten runs
behind and were still going
strong after scoring 11 to win the
game. Al Plummer pitched for
the Delta Gams while Doc Hills
hurled for the winners.
only men to hit over .300, but in the
last day of practice, Wednesday, Rud-
ness, Paulson, Teitlebaum and Regec-
zi smashed the ball all over Ferry
Regeczi and Paulson are hard and
frequent hitters, it just being a mat-
ter of time until they "get going."
Boast Six Veterans .
Ohio State rates as one of the
stronger clubs in the Conference,
although it dropped a 5-2 tilt to Illi-
nois last week. With six regulars
from last year in the lineup, the Buck-
eyes are potentially a hard-hitting
team combined with good fielding,
but lacking effective twirlers.
Capt. Clowson and Prosenjak, who
alone accounted for five hits and five
runs against Michigan last year to
beat Patchin, lead the State hitting
attack, with McAfee, Dye, and Wickel'
also dangerous stickers.
Coach Ray Fisher has nominated
his stocky right handed veteran of
two seasons, Art Patchin, to hurl the
opener for the Wolverines. Berger
Larson, the curve ball artist, will hurl
the second game Saturday.
Coach Stahl will name either Pet-
ers, the sophomore who allowed Illi-
nois eight hits, Ulrich or Blue, who
pitched last year, to take the mound.
Peters is an unknown quantity to the
Wolverines, but they are eagerly
awaiting the appearance of Blue or
Ulrich in the box.
Michigan's lineup will be the same
as the one which played five games
on the training trip, with the possible
exception that Patchin will replace
Rudness in the outfield when the
Wolverines face left-handed pitch-
ing, unless the "little giant" finds his
Art Patchin, Michigan's veteran hurler, is scheduled to face the
Ohio State nine in the first game of the Conference season. In his sopho-
more year, Patchin defeated the Buckeyes twice, but last season Ohio
retaliated by scoring a like number of wins.
Now, as a senior, Patchin hopes to hold th& Scarlet and Gray slug-
gers in check and win the rubber games. On the southern training trip
he showed that he was ready to go the route, and if he can hit his stride,
Patchin should end his collegiate career with an edge over Ohio.
Most Conference Nines Fight
Against Field ing Weaknesses
By RICHARD F. SIDDER
This year's Big Ten baseball race
promises to be an interesting one,
for the teams seem to be quite evenly
matched, having their strength and
weaknesses in the same department.
Early season reports indicate that
most of the Conference squads will
offer good pitching and batting fronts,
but the fielding will be poor, especially
in the catching department.
Illinois, which captured the dia-
mond crown 'last year, Ohio State,
Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan, with
Chicago an outside possibility, if early
season records mean anything, are all
in the running for the pennant. In-
diana and Purdue head the second
division and Northwestern and Wis-
consin look like cellar occupants.
Roettger New Illini Coach
Wally Roettger, formerly with the
St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pi-
rates, and Cincinnati Reds of the Na-
tional League, is the new Illinois
coach, and there is plenty of veteran
material to greet him.
The championship infield of Duff-
ner, Weber, Swikle, and Lewis returns
to this year's nine intact. Bud Moyer
is expected to hold down his old posi-
Tigers Whip Sox
5-4 In Comeback
Behind the steady pitching of Tom-
my Bridges, the Detroit Tigers scored
two runs in the ninth inning to nose1
out the Chicago White Sox, 5 to 4,j
thereby gaining an even break in the
Going into the ninth trailing, 4-3,
Goose Goslin singled to right off
Vance who relieved Tietje in the sixth.
Rogell sacrificed, and Walker fol-
lowed with a double, scoring Goslin
with the tying run. A fit of wildness
seized the rookie Sox hurler for he
walked Owen, struck out Bridges, but
w.alked White to load the bases.
Mickey Cochrane worked the count
tion in the middle garden, while Mur-
ray Franklin, star sophomore pros-
pect, and Wilbur Henry, reserve from
last season, are favored to win the
other outfield positions. Hale Swan-
son and Russ Pershell, reserve letter
winners, will take care of the pitch-
ing, but the hunt for a backstop is
still going on, with Fred Reinhart, a
converted outfielder, the probable re-,
Minnesota Has Veterans
Minnesota boasts a veteran for every
position except shortstop, and this
fact alone should make them danger-
ous contenders. In Tommy Gallivan,
the Gophers have a pitcheri who
rates among the best in the Confer-
ence, and they expect to back him
up with some heavy hitting.
Iowa's power lies in an experienced
infield and the strongest hurling staff
in the league, Captain Gene Ford,
Charles Blackman, and Charles Mau.
If Bill Haarlow turns out to be a
competent pitcher, Chicago will go a
long way in the pennant chase. The
only inexperienced player in the Ma-
roon's line-up is Harry Nacey, an out-
fielder. Teamed with him in the
outer garden will be Ralph Wehling
and David Levin, both of whom batted
.393 last year.
Heinie Wahl is the lone letter-win-
ner back at Indiana, and so far the
only man sure of a position on the
team. Purdue is handicapped with
no experienced hurlers back, and
Northwestern and Wisconsin seem
weak in every department.
Ohio State Beaten
In the only Conference game played
to date, Illinois, behind the excellent
pitching of Hale Swanson who allowed
the Buckeyes but thr e hits including
a home run by Prosenjack, as he
fanned 15, defeated Ohio State by a
5-2 score. The Illini displayed a fine
defensive game, playing errorless ball,
but Ohio committed four miscues.
CAGE SQUAD INVADES ORIENT
SAN PEDRO, Calif., April 18. - (P)
- Headed for an invasion of the
Michigan's spring football squad 1
will get its first taste of actual com-
petition Saturday when it will play at
full time scrimmage game in the
Stadium. It is the first regulation tilt K
of the year and the coaches expect it
to reveal a good many defects and 1
good points of the players.
Coach Wally Weber said today thatl
the actual starting line-ups were as
yet undecided upon but the probable
starters for one team will be drawn
from the most promising players.
Bob Cooper, freshman backfield man,
is fairly definitely slated to have a1
chance, with Sweet, Everhardus, Aug,
and Smithers, also vieing for back
positions. Musick is fairly sure of'
an end post and the tackles will be
picked from Schrader, Luby, and
Kronner. There is a super abundance'
of guard material and the men get-'
ting the call will be drawn from Mar-'
zoni, Garber, Pederson, Lett, and Lil-
lie. Harry Wright seems to have a
good chance to be in there at center,
but close by and aiming at his job
will be Oyler, Rinaldi, and Schu-
Coach Webber also seems to think
that the team is going to make a con-
siderably better showing next fall if
they continue to improve in future
practice as they have done up to the
It was also announced today that
the last practice session for the
spring will be held two weeks from
Saturday, May 4.
Play in the Intramural tennis
leagues starts today and tomorrow
with the first round matches in the
fraternity league and All-Campus
Sixty-nine players are competing
for the title -of all-campus tennis
champion which was won last year by
Howie Kahn. Kahn will not compete
this year because he is on the varsity
squad. The players have been seeded
as follows: No. 1, Harry Kasaback,
No. 2, R. H. Edmonds, No. 3, M. L.
Friedman, No. 4, A. Rotberg. The
tennis courts may be reserved by
players with coupon books.
Forty-eight teams are competing in
the fraternity tennis league. Two
doubles and one singles matches are
played in each fraternity match.
Entrees are now open in the faculty
singles tennis league. E. G. Johnston
was faculty singles champion last
year. All faculty players should
phone in their entries o the Intra-
mural building as soon as possible.
The faculty baseball league will start
next week and all teams wishing to
compete are urged to get their entries
SAYS RUTH IS THROUGH
ST. LOUIS, April 18. - Walter
Johnson, famous pitcher who saw
20 years of active service and is now
the Cleveland manager, counted Babe
Ruth out as a serious playing factor
for the Boston Braves this year. "That
he can be of value to the Braves on
the playing field is almost too hard
to believe," he commented.
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MATERIAL for a contemporary form as the team left for the Gali-
tragedy might be found by the fornia meet. In the meet, he was
sympathetic dramatist in the case demonstrating that form as he was
of Neree Alix, the Varsity two-miler leading his teammate, Walter Stone,
who is now in the University of Cali- at the three-quarter mark, in what
fornia Infirmary with a compound timers estimated would break 9:30
leg .fracture for the entire distance, when he met
In 'a sport which demands perhaps with the accident which physicians
more than any other patience and have called "one in thousands.
concentration, Alix had worked for Not only was Alix showing the best
five years in the face of odds not form of his career, but the years of
only in the form of physical injuries application were also apparent, ac-
but of financial difficulties even more cording to his coaches, especially in
discouraging, to finally reach what his pace judgment, the distinguishing
his coaches consider the height of his feature of the experienced runner, as
form. Now his serious inury may con- he demonstrated repeatedly his ability
elude his running career. to run any distance in lap times not
Alix came to Michigan in 1930, ac- varying by more than tenths of a
cording to Coach Ken Doherty, no second.
more than a fairly promising dis- The financial troubles which kept
tance runner, and ended his freshman him out of school for two years
year with best times of 10:10 in the haven't been removed by any good
two mile, and 4:38.5 in the mile. But fairy. Though back on the campus
at the conclusion of his first year he he had to sandwich his track activitie
was met with apparently unsurmount- in between classes and 30 to 40 hours
able financial trouble, and returned to of work each week. For two years
his home in Lockport, N.Y., where he he has maintained the grind. No
stayed for two years, returning to no one knows what will happen to hiir
school in 1933. when he comes back from Californi
While unable to return to school, with his leg in a plaster cast.
Aix did not give up his running, but
continued to work in practice as wellAnderson Stars In
as competition, maintaining a corre-
spondence with Coach Charlie Hoyt
and showing gradual improvement. p ningMatches
Last winter, as a sophomore, Alix
showed his improvement as he con- For Tennis Teams
centrated in the two-mile, event by
winning the Conference indoor title in With the opening matches of the
the time of 9:32.9. Shortly after the tennis season less than a week off
indoor meet, however, he received a Coach John Johnstone, mentor of the
serious case of shin splints, an in-
jury to the leg muscles and was un- Michigan net squad, finds himself i
able to regain his form, running third a dilemma. The ranking matches
in the outdoor Conference meet as which are being played off this weel
Popejoy of Purdue won in 9:33, slower have led to the upset of several o
than the Michigan sophomore's win the favorites, and point touncer
ning time indoors. tainty as to the make-up of the Var
Still favoring his leg injury, Alix re- sity team.
ported for the 1934-35 indoor season, Bob Anderson, the senior star wh
rounding into condition slowly and places his shots with uncanny precis
taking a third in the Conference in- ion, has far outshown his teammate
door meet behind Don Lash of Indiana in ranking competition. His recor
and Wayne Slocum of Minnesota as is the best on Coach Johnstone'
he was clocked in 9:30. After the books. He defeated Capt. Seymou
Conference meet, however, Alix be- Siegel yesterday afternoon which fin
gan to come along rapidly, and cli- ished 7-5, 6-1. Earlier in the wee
maxed the indoor season with a bril- he downed John Laun, 8-3 62, an
liant mile lap as the Michigan four- won his match with Art Sempline
mile relay team won the Butler Relay 6-1, 6-2.
eent. All indications now point to hi
In the brief training period out- assuming the No. 1 position on th
doors Alix began to come along even squad, with Capt. Siegel ranked N
faster, and was running at his best 2. Siegel has won his other tw
matches, defeating Sherwood 2-6,
Freshman Golf Team 6-4, and Dreifuss; in a single se
Tryouts End Sunday Miller Sherwood is another of hi
proteges whose performance ha
All first year men wishing to pleased his mentor. He has score
tryout for the freshman golf victories over Howie Kahn and Te
team must turn in an attested Thorward, the first with a score c
score for 18 holes before Sunday 6-3, 6-1, and the latter 6-0, 6-4.
evening, Professor Trueblood, Kahn and Johnny Rodriguez hae
coach, said today. The first proved disappointing so far. Thl
freshman list will be posted Mon- diminutive veteran has been handi
day morning at the University capped with a leg injury which ha
Course Club House. kept him off the courts, but he de
To win numerals a freshman feated Dreifuss in three sets yeste
must play consistently all season day, finishing on the long end of
and remain on the squad. New 6-2, 4-6, 6-2 score.
lists are posted every Monday Rodriguez defeated Sempliner 6-:
morning. Professor Trueblood 6-2, but lost to Milton Eskowitz 12-1
also said that there are still two 6-4.
positions open on the Varsity Jarvis Dean defeated Thorwar
golf squad 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, and Laun, 6-8, 6-2, 6-
but lost to Eskowitz 6-3, 6-4.
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batting eye soon.
Ford ........ 3b
Teitelbaum ... ss
Patchin ....... p
to three and two. Vance's crucial Orient, nine basketball players of va-
pitch was low and outside, forcing in rious Pacific Coast colleges in charge
Fox from third base with the winning of Clarence Anderson, former Univer-
run. sity of Southern California guard,
American League sailed yesterday aboard the Taivo
New York 4, Boston 0. Maru for Japan.
Washington 6, Philadelphia 5.
Cleveland. St. Louis, cold.
Prosenjak .... rf
McAfee ...... lb
Klimaski. . . if!
Moser ........ c
Peters ........ p
St. Louis 1, Chicago 0.
Cincinnati 9, Pittsburgh 4.
Philadelphia 10, Booklyn 9 (10
New York, Boston, cold.
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