THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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In Game Today
Larson And Peters Will Be
Opposing Moundsmen In
First Contest Of Series
Tilt Starts At 4:05
Milt Meltzer May Replace
Vic Heyliger In Attempt
To Strengthen Hitting
Michigan and Ohio State, fourth
and third place clubs respectively
in the Big Ten baseball race, will
play the first of a crucial two-game
series today, to determine which team
will go on to challenge Illinois and
Chicago, present leaders of the
League. The game will begin at 4:05
on Ferry Field.
Both outfits have lost two games,
one to each other and the second to
Illinois. The Buckeyes have won four
while the Wolverines have won two.
Despite the difference in the stand-
ings at present the teams are even-
ly matched. Michigan has the edge
in the fielding and pitching depart-
ments, whereas Ohio State has a
hard-hitting nine, a factor which cov-
ers a multitude of sins in baseball.
One defeat would be disastrous to
either team. Two wins for the Buck-
eyes would put them in second place
with a fine chance to sail on to at
least a tie for the title. Two wins for
Michigan would put the Wolverines in
third place with a hurdle yet to get
over in the form of Illinois.
The result of the games played a
Columbus earlier in the season, w'en
each team won one
and lost one, would
indicate an even
break in the pres-
ent series, but the
decision of Coach
Ray Fisher to pit
against Ronnie Pe-
ters in today's
game may mean a
clean sweep for
Michigan; if past
records can be re-
LARSON per formanc e
against the Wolverines was not as im-
pressive as Larson's shut-out, two-hit
win over the Buckeyes, and many ob-
servers believe the latter will have
the best of the Buckeye hurler, if the
Wolverine curve ball artist is in form.
The second game will likely see Art
Patchin and Marvin Ulrich opposed to
each other on the mound. Ulrich was
shelled from the box at Columbus,
whereas Patchin lost to Peters, 3 to 2,
allowing but five hits.
Fisher is again confronted with the
problem of who will start in right
field. Heyliger has started in all
games since his first appearance,
against Northwestern, but has failed
to hit and in the last two contests has
been relieved by Joe Lerner. Milt
"Gomez" Meltzer, a former pitcher,
has been showing considerable hitting
ability in practice and Fisher is con-
templating using him.
Batting averages released yester-
day and including all games played
to date show that Michigan has three
regulars hitting .300 or better, but
that the team average is a woeful
.225. Vic Heyliger is still leading with
.333. Russ Oliver is next with .305,
and Kim Williams follows with an
Men Qualify For
Two Ohio State Track Men
Also Eligible To Attend
Contest At California
Six entries in Saturday's Ohio
State-Michigan track meet have al-
ready qualified for the N.C.A.A. meet
to be held June 21-22 by the Univer-
sity of California, according to an-
nouncements received here this week.
Qualifying marks for the national
meet are established by the meet's
committee and must be met during
the outdoor season by all entrants in
order to compete.
The six who have already qualified
are Willis Ward, Paul Gorman, How-
ard Davison and Walter Stone, for.
Michigan, and Jesse Owens and John
Wonsowitz for the Buckeyes. Seven
other entries in Saturday's meet are
considered likely qualifiers on that
Owens has already qualified in
three events, the 100-yard dash, the
220-yard dash and the broad jump.
His mark of 9.5 seconds in the short
dash at Drake is .3 seconds better
than necessary, and his 26 feet 13/4
inches in the broad jump is more than
two feet above the minimum. Owens
last Saturday ran the furlong in 21
seconds flat to qualify in that event.
Ward Is Leading Contender
Ward is the leading Michigan con-
tender for honors at the national
meet, but has qualified in but one
event, the high hurdles. Histime of
14.5 seconds in winning the 110-meter
event in the Penn Relays easily quali-
fied him, and also stamped as one of
the outstanding hurdlers in the coun-
try as he proved his superiority over
the best in the East. He had already
defeated California's best, considered
to be the ranking stars on the coast.
Whether Ward will make an at-
tempt at qualifying in any other of
his several favorite events on Satur-
day will depend entirely on his condi-
tion, Coach Chuck Hoyt said yester-
day. Ward will take no chance on
his leg injury with the Conference
meet two weeks away, he said.
The other*'Michigan men who have
qualified for the national meets are
Gorman and Davidson, both of whom
broke the necessary 1:56 in the half-
mile last week, and Walter Stone,
who ran almost eight seconds better
Results of the last two ball games
with Illinois and Toledo have
strengthened a growing conviction
that Michigan's baseball team can't
come from behind to win a close con-
test. Both games were lost, the for-
mer, 1 to 0, and the latter, 2 to 1,
because Michigan's batting order
didn't contain sufficient punch, luck,
or more aptly, hitting ability to
drive in even a single run on at least
10 different occasions in which base-
runners were in scoring position dur-
ing the two games.
Clayt Paulson, Capt. Russ Oliver
and John Regeczi, all of whom hit
well over .300 last year and who bat
in the potent positions of the batting
order, have been the chief offendersl
in failing to hit with men on. Each
of the three is in the throes of a des-
perate batting slump which has
plunged batting averages downward.
Five of the Wolverines' six defeats
to date have been by one-run mar-
gins, including two 3-2 scores, and
1-0, 2-1 and 5-4 results, the other
loss being a 4-0 decision to Duke.
Michigan's five victories were ac-
quired in games in which the Wolv-
erines spurted away to early leads
which were never threatened because
of the effective hurling of Berger
Larson, Art Patchin, and in one case,
the collaborated efforts of John Gee
and George Butler.
.Michigan's two-man pitching staff,
TEN S( uaI Leaves
Larson and Patchin, were victims four o
times of their teammates inability to
come through in the pinches. In the A five-man Michigan golf team left
second game of the Southern trip, Ann Arbor at six a.m. this morning by
Larson gave an excellent hurling ex- car to engage Illinois Saturday and
hibition against Duke, but lost be- Northwestern Monday in two dual
cause Michigan was held to one hit. meets. The team will be minus the
In the Illinois game, Larson had a
shut-out in his grasp until a lucky services of Chuck Kocsis and Johnny
hit in the sixth scored a run which Fischer who are attempting to qualify
was enough to cost him the game. for the National Open this week.
Patchin tasted defeat in a well- The Wolverine squad, as announced
pitched game at Ohio State when his by Prof. Thomas C. Trueblood, coach,
mates were again held to one hit' includes Woody Malloy, Capt. Cal
Last Tuesday night in the Toledo!
game he replaced Butler in the sec- Markham. Dana Seeley, Larry David
ond inning with two outs, one run and Al Saunders.
home, the bags loaded and three balls The team will arrive at Champaign
on the hitter. Patchin threw two this noon in time to look over the
fast balls for strikes, the batter course. Saturday morning Woody
barely fouled his third offering, and Malloy and Dana Seeley will face
walked forcing in a run when the the number one Illinois best ball com-
next pitch was too low, bination and Markham and Saunders
will compete against the Illinois num-
For the remaining six innings, ber two team. Larry David will play
Patchin allowed one hit and fanned in the only singles match of the morn-
12, all to no avail for his supporting ing round. Each of the five Wolver-
cast couldn't drive in a run with men ine golfers will play a singles match
on bases in each inning save two. in the afternoon as in the Ohio State
As Coach Fisher is prone to mutter match of last Saturday.
these days, "We have to shut them Sunday the Michigan team will
out and even then we might not win." move to Evanston where it will have
OHIO TO MEET WILDCATS
Ohio State's tennis team will clash
with the powerfuldNorthwestern net
squad at 3 p.m. today at Ferry Field.
With the Ball brothers, George and
Russell, playing their usual positions
at No. 1 and 2, the Wildcats are fa-
vored to win. As Ohio State meets
Michigan Saturday afternoon, the re-
sults of today's encounter will serve
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than the mark of 9:40 in the two-
mile, against California.
The other Buckeye entry who has
already qualified is Wonsowitz, with
a vault of 13 feet, 6 inches in that
event against Notre Dame last week.
The seven who may be expected to
register marks good enough to qualify
on Saturday include Sam Stoller in
the hundred, Chuck Beetham of Ohio
in the half-mile, Captain Harvey
Smith and Clayton Brelsford of Mich-
igan in the mile, Bob Osgood in the
high hurdles, Osgood and Moreau
Hunt for Michigan in the low hurdles,
and Dave Hunn in the pole vault.
The qualifying marks for the N.C.
A.A.: 110-yard dash, :09.8; 220-yard
dash, :21.3; 440-yard dash, :48.9;
half-mile run, 1.56; mile run, 4:22;
two-mile run, 9:40; 120-yard high
hurdles, :14.9; 220-yard low hurdles,
:23.8; high jump, 6 feet, 4 inches;
broad jump, 24 feet; pole vault, 13
feet, 6 inches; shot put, 48 feet, 6
inches; discus, 150 feet; javelin, 200
Blanks For Track j
Tickets Are Mailed
Fifteen thousand application blanks
for tickets to the Big Ten track meet
to be held here May 24 and 25 were
mailed out yesterday to Michigan
alumni from the offices of Harry Til-
lotson, ticket manager of the Univer-
sity of Michigan Athletic Association,
Orders for tickets are already being
received and will be filled in order
that that they reach the office. Prices
for students and outsiders alike will be
$1.10 for the two days of the meet.
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The league-leading New York
Giants behind the eight-hit hurling
of Carl Hubbell became the first Na-
tional League team to defeat Cy
Blanton, rookie sensation who pitches
for the Pittsburgh Pirates in five
games, when they downed the .Bucs
3-1 Arky Vaughan hit a home run
to rob Hubbell of a shutout.
Wes Ferrell of the Boston Red Sox
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they had won 10 straight home games
by the score of 10-1 in the feature
game of the American League.
In a game halted at the end of the
fifth inning because of rain, the
Cleveland Indians regained first place
by shutting out the New York Yan-
kees by the score of 5-0.
Other scores were:
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 2.
Detroit-Washington, rained out,
Chicago 5, Boston 1.
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