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THE MICHIGAN DAILY rAGE I

Varsity

Tennis

Team Easily Downs Kalamazoo College, 7-2

G

Michigan Baseball Slump Laid To
Strange Collapse Of Mound Staff

By BUD BENJAMIN
HELP WANTED: For an ailing
baseball team. If you are a sopho-
more, junior, or senior aching for the
quick road to athletic success take
heed. We are looking for a baseball
pitcher-size, weight, and descrip-
tion unimportant-who can success-
fully pitch a nine inning game against
our competition. He must be in good
scholastic standing, experienced, and
willing to work./ Must have a thor-
ough knowledge of the game. Novices.
need not apply. This is not a job
but a position. Write, phone, or run
to Ray L. Fisher, Box 13, Field House,
for interview.
No, it never appeared in any paper,
and it never will. It's a sad com-
mentary on the plight of a Michigan
baseball team in hot water and anx-
ious to get out.
It's a good baseball team. It can
hit, field, and knows its baseball
ropes. But it can't win games with
the opposition averaging nine runs a
game. That's the figures on Mich-
igan's four Conference losses.
Looked Good On Paper
The situation is more or less para-
doxical. At the outset of the season,
everyone figured: "Here's a team that
will be a real wow defensively, but it
will never hit. Why last year it aver-
aged only .197, and few new slug-
gers have been added. But that
pitching staff--well, it's a potential
'dream.
There was Herm Fishman, a crafty
veteran with two years of experience
and an eight game winner in the
titular days of 1936. He would head
the staff.
There was Burt Smith, another vet-
eran; who could certainly be counted
on to win his share of games. Dan
Smick, the nine letter athlete with
an urge to hurl, was a comer. So was
Russ Dobson, best'of last year's fresh-
man crew, and Ed Andronik, a lancy
senior who had suddenly found him-
self.
Crack-Up Remains Mystery
The mound staff has cracked wide
open and not even Coach Ray Fisher,
can tell you why. I certainly isn't
lack of effort; the men are really
putting out. It isn't poor coaching.
There are precious few who doubt the'
prowess of the Fisher technique. It
may be bad luck, it may be an early
season lull, but it's defnitely a prob-

lem that has all concerned worrying.
Here's the story of the past de-
feats., Wisconsin: Fishman starts and
is shelled in the sixth; Smick follows
and is wild; Andronik pitches a third
of an inning and shows good form
as does Smith who finishes. Illinois:
12 innings, three pitchers-Andronik,
Fishman and Smith-13 hits for the
Illini and a 10 to 9 loss. Second'
game-Smick, Smith, and Andronik
-14 hits and a 14 to 7 loss. Michigan
State-Smick, Fishman, and Andro-
nik-15 hits, and a 9 to 3 defeat.
Story In a Nutshell
That makes 50 hits in four games
for the opposition, 37 runs, and 12
Michigan pitchers working. It tells
the story in a nutshell.
Thenreserve strength is uncertain.
Dobson hasn't worked because of a
sore arm. Lefty John Heering has
lacked control. Jack Barry is smart
but not fast enough. Yet unless
conditions change, they may be used.
Let's hope they do change. Start-
ing Friday the Wolverines have eight
ball games in 12 days beginning Fri-
day and Saturday with two games
against Purdue.
Hurry up pitching stars. You can't
help us much in the grandstand.
Wistert Gives Two.
Hits In I-M Win
Whitey Wistert, ex-All-American
tackle stole the show yesterday in
I-M softball when he pitched two-
hit ball to give Phi Delta Phi a 5-1
victory over the Law Club Junior,.
In doing so, Whitey ran up ,,a string
of .eight strike-outs.
Phi Chi and Phi Alpha Kappa

staged a real slugfest in
ing with the Phi Chi's
their opponents 15-14.
hurled for the victors
Marlink did the pitching
ers.
In the other games,
Sigma outscored Delta
12-5, and the Law Club

their meet-
edging out
Al Brown.
while Dick
for the los-

Alpha
Sigma
Frosh

Chi
Phi
took

a 6-4 thriller from Delta Theta Phi.
CARDS SHUT OUT CINCY
. CINCINNATI, April 27.-(A)-Lon
Warneke allowed but three hits to-
day and led by Mickey Owen, St.
Louis shut out the Cincinnati Reds
5 to 0.

Netters Open
Home Season
Impressively
Levenson Is Only Singles
Loser As Kidw~ell, Cohen,
WoolseyWin Twice
By ART BALDAUF
Coach Leroy Weir's Varsity netters
unleashed some of their reserve yes-
terday and opened their home season
at the Ferry Field.Courts with a de-
cisive victory over the Kalamazoo
College team. The score was 7-2.
The Wolverines clinched the match
early in the afternoon when they
captured five of the six singles con-
tests, dropping only the number one
set- to.
Again in the doubles they lost the
number one match, but captured both
the other two in straight sets.
The victory stretched the Weir-
men's streak to six, and gave them a
total of seven wins in nine matches
played to date.
. Win Two Matches
John Kidwell, Hank Cohen, and
Steve Woolsey paced the squad with
wins in both singles and doubles. Don
Percival and Tom Slattery each on
their singles, and Ed Morris, teamed
with Hank Cohen, aided in winning
the third rank doubles.
The score of the entire meet, while
decisive, does not indicate very well'
the outcome of the individual
matches, which were, in several cases,
very close. Percival and Slattery were
forced to three sets to win their
singles and Cohen and Woolsey both
were extended in their first sets, al-
though winning in straight sets.
In the doubles, Slattery and Capt.
Neil Levenson carried their Kalama-
zoo opponents to three sets before
losing the match, and Woolsey and
Kidwell were, forced to go Four extra
games, before winning thei last set
of a two set affair, 8-6.
Meet State Saturday
The Wolverines practice today and
tomorrow and meet the Michigan
State squad at the Palmer Field
courts on Saturday. With the pos-
sible exception of the match with
Michigan State Normal, the re-
mainder of the home matches will be
played at Palmer Field, it was an-
nounce yesterday by Coach Weir.
The two day layoff this we k is
one of Pe longest the ra-uet-wield-
ers will enjoy this year. Most of the
eight r:maining contests arc sc1( d
uled only a day apart.
Summaries:
Singles: Shane (K) d. Levenson
(M), 6-4, 6-1; Percival (M) d. Worth
(K), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3; Kidwell (M) d.
Allen (K), 6-4, 6-2; Slattery (M) d.
Jones (K), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4; Cohen (M)
d. Born (K), 8-6, 6-3; Woolsey (M)
d. Clarke (K), 9-7, 6-2.
Doubles: Shane and Worth (K) d.
Levenson and Slattery (M), 6-3, 2-6,
6-4; Woolsey and Kidwell (M) d.
Allen and Jones (K), 6-3, 8-6; Cohen
and Morris (M) d. Born and Clarke
EK), 6-2, 6-2.
Yearlings Win,
5-0, Over Subs
Felix Karwales Allows
Only TwoSingles
Behind the brililant pitching of
Felix Karwales, who yielded ut two
hits, the freshman regulars easily
won a seven inning victory over the
second stringers 5-0.
Fanning eleven men, Karwales was
the master of the game from the first.

inning, while his teammates garnered
1 2 safeties includ ng homeruns by
Mike Sofiak, shorstop, and Joe Hig-
gins, centerfielder.
Due to lack of outfielders, Coach
Oosterbaan has shifted two infield-
ers, Joe Higgins and Gilbert Sauer to
the outer gardens. His choice proved
very wise as the former led the team
in batting yesterday with a homer
and two singles in four trips to the
plate, and the latter drove out two
singles in four tries.
The first string infield at present is
composed of George Ruehle at first,
Willie Steppon at second, Sofiak at
short, and "Red" Gorecki at third.
Bob Ruetter and Frank Jankowski
are the leading catchers.
Following Monday's cut of almost
half the squad, Coach Bennie Oos-
terbaan announced today that there
would be another cut on Friday which
will narrow the squad down to slight-
ly more than two full teams.
WASHINGTON, April 27.--P)-
The Senators defeated the Boston
Red Sox 5 to 2 today. Jimmy De
shong pitched a seven hit game
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Mars Doherty's Tranquil Life
By ROY HEATH er can be created out of anyone with
e surface of things there an average amount of whip in his
e nothing to mar the tran- arm. A man doesn't have to be big.
freshman track coach Ken Mark Panther of Iowa University who
His freshmen give him little holds the Big Ten record of 219 feet 7
Duble, he has a happy home inches was a pee wee as javelin men
well and jittery nerves do go. Matti Jarvinen, the Finn who
e him to drop his meals on holds the 251 foot world mark is only
medium in size.
r. Doherty has a worry. "I Anyone who thinks they can throw
javelin throwers," says Mr. a javelin or thinks they would like
"I am supposed to coach to throw a javelin if they knew how,
rsity and freshman javelin in fact, anyone, whether they have
but on neither team is given it any thought, or not will be
yone who wants to throw a welcome to enter Ken Doherty's jave-
lin school which meets every after-
y speaking Ken Doherty is roon at Ferry Field.' Do you wanta
ting a little. On the Varsity. be a javelin thrower?
under his tutelage Fred
.nd Tex Stanton. Fred can Newsom T ities TIgers
spear in the neighborhood of rs To '
and Tex around 175. But In Seies Final,7To 2
rty"s way of thinking two ST. LOUIS,- April 27.-The St.
hrowers are practically no ouis Browns, behind the four-hit
hrowers at all. pitching of Buck Newsom, easily de-
man with the creative urge. feated the Detroit Tigers, 7 to 2, in
ikes to see things progressing the series final. Detroit won the
scale. "What I would !ike firast two games.
about two dozen boys down Tommy Bridges failed to go the
would like to throw a ,jave- route for the second time this sea-
at would be some javelin son, being chased from the hill in the
t would be at that. seventh inning. Al Benton went the
earth of good spearmen at rest of the way

Hopes For Revenge

Mat Trophies
Are Awarded
Freshman Combs, Sparks,
And Butler Honored
The 1938 wrestling season drew to
a close last night with the announce-
ment of the awarding of trophies to
the leading members of the freshman
mat squad.
The Frank Bissell Trophy given to
the outstanding freshman performer
of the season, was awarded to Bill
Combs, of Tulsa, Okla. A former
state A.A.U. champion at 145
pounds, Combs worked out with the
Varsity all season, and should be a
valuable addition to next year's team.
Jim Butler of Detroit was, named
the recipient of the Bissell Trophy,
given by the former Wolverine cap-
tain to the freshman showing the
most improvement during the season.
Butler competed in the 126 pound
class.
The Harold Goldman Trophy for
the wrestler showing the most com-
petitive spirit, was won by Tom
Sparks, also from Tulsa. Weighing
118 pounds, Sparks annexed the
A.A.U. championship at this weight
and is being groomed to replace co-
captain Johnny Speicher.

H alf Dozen Husky Tackles Fight

Wes Allen, sophomore high jump-
er, will be out for revenge when he
meets Dave Albritton, home town
rival from Cleveland and Obio
State star, for the fifth time this
year at the Penn Relays. Three
of these meetings have resulted in
ties, while, the fourth went to Al-
britton at the Big Ten meet.

Dearth Of Javelin Material

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