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Tankmen Edge Yale, 61-58, For Eighth Straight NCAI

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Hank Garners
Four Safeties
As Tigers Win

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Wolverine Swim Stars

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Greenberg Hits Home Run
As Dodgers Bow, -"5;
Rowe Yields Six Blows
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 29.
-())-Hank Greenberg, the prospec-
tive draftee, shouldered a bat like a
good soldier would a musket today
and led the Detroit Tigers out of an-
other spring season losing streak to
an 8 to 5 victory over Brooklyn's
second team.
Of 11 Detroit hits, hustling Hank
got four. One was his third home
run in two days, a belt over the left
field fence with the bases empty in
the fifth. He also rapped out a
double and two singles.
Schoolboy 'Rowe, who opened for
the Tigers, was much improved from
his last start. He hurled the first
six innings, allowing six hits and
two runs. Lew Riggs found him for
a homer. Rowe was mediocre his last
time out.
For Virgil (Fire) Trucks, touted
speed-ball boy from Beaumont, the
story was less hopeful. The young-
ster worked the last three frames and
walked six men, enough to prove that
he still lacks control and probably
will be farmed out for a while.
Tucker Stainback joined the small
circle of Tigers who have hit homers
in the spring season. Herode one
over the left field wall in the fourth
with Rowe on base.
Detroit (A) 010 214 000-8 11 2
Brooklyn (N) .. 011 000 210-5 8 3
Rowe, Trucks and Parsons; Gris-
som, Kehn, Macon and Franks.
Other Grapefruit Games . .
Washington (A) 303 002 200-10 6 2
New York (N) . 010 040 010- 6 9 3
Chase, Macfayden and Evans;
Bowman and Odea.
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St. Louis (A) .. 100 000 300-4 8 0
Boston (N) ... 001 031 02x-7 15 0
Lawson, Galehouse and Grace; Sal-
vo, Erickson and Berries.
Cleveland (AL) 000 120 412-10 11 1
Atlanta (SA) 000 000 001- 1 5 4
Baghy, Eisenstat and Hemsley, De-
sautels; Ventura, Nowak, Chapman
and Richards, Crompton.
Cincinnati (N) 002 001 300-6 13 0
Boston (A) .... 010 010 010-3 6 1
Vandermeer, Logan and West; Har-
ris, Newsome and Pytlak, Peacock.
St. Louis (N) 022 300 013-11 16 1
Philadel. (N) 815 100 10x-16 21 3
Dickson, Vandenberg, Kimball and
Cooper; Johnson, Bruner, and Liv-
ingston.

Skinner Barker Lead
Drive Against Bulldog
Jim Welsh Cops 440-Yard Free-Style Race;
Eli Quartet Snatches Final Relay
(Continued from Page 1)
ton took up the burden from there, Ind though he led the 50, Dick Kelly
quickly closed up the advantage to pull even with Gus Sharemet and Ed
Pope carrying on.
The "Great Gusto," a rather weak threat in this meet, handed Barker a
yard lead but; Howie Johnson is still head man when it comes to sprinting
with the chips down. Their stretch- -

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Experienced Shortstop

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Mike Looks
Rapidly;

For Good Year As His Arm Improves
Captain Confident Of Team's Showing

'Sofiak-To-Steppon' Combination
Forms Smooth Double-Play Duo

CHARLEY BARKER

drive had the capacity crowd howling
with frenzy but Howie opened a
meager lead to finish strong with
Michigan second. The winning time
was 3:31.3.
With the air around the pool fairly
charged with electricity, the score
standing Michigan 36, Yale 33, the'
opening 100 yard free style with two
Wolverines and one Eli swimming.
set off the stretch battle for the
NCAA Championship.
Prew Takes 100
But it was the season's "Hot Shot,"
Bill Prew of Wayne, who took the
title from Gus Sharemet with a 52.1
clocking.Howie Johnson, 220 champ,
was second with Charley Barker and
Sharemet finishing third and fourth.
Prew led the entire distance with
Charley hanging close and Gus hardly
a strong contender. Johnson's ter -
rific kick licked Barker for second.
Michigan, banking heavily on Jim
Skinner to cop the 200-yard breast
stroke, received quite a scare when
Ned Parke of Princeton, after fol-
lowing Jim for the first three-quar-
ters of the race, burst ahead with but
two lengths to go.
In the last 15 yards, however,
Parke blew out like a candle in a
breeze, and Skinner, with his same
smooth stroke, bulleted to the finish
in 2:25.9-far from the record the
crowd expected.
Michigan Holds Lead
Joe Jodka of Massachusetts State
was a close third while Yale's lone,
entry, Johnny Meyers, was fifth be-
hind Art Bethke of Chicago.
Michigan had built up a 47 to 38
lead at this point.
Then Bob Kiphuth's fighting Yale
squad pulled closer to the Maize and
Blue as Jim Cook, waging a terrific
battle with peerless Earl Clark of
Ohio State, finished second to add4
four more points to the Eli total.
Cook was less than two points away
from Clark who had to be slightly
sensational to whip the Eli represen-
tative.
Clark's total was 165.4 with Cook
hitting 163.93. Sammy Lee, from way
out atgOccidental College, twisted and
turned his way to third place ahead'
of Frank Dempsey, Clark's team-
mate. Jack Wolin, surviving the1
qualifying heats, finished far in the!

Barker, Michigan; fourth, Sharemet,
Michigan; fifth, Schaper, Brown.
Time 52.1 seconds.
200-Yard Breast Stroke: Won by
Skinner, Michigan; second, Parke,
Princeton; third, Jodka, Massachu-
setts State: fourth, Bethke, Chica-
go; fifth, Meyer, Yale. Time 2 min-
utes 25.9 seconds.
440-Yard Free Style: Won by
Welsh, Michigan; second, Chouteau,
Yale; third, Clark, Wayne; fourth,
Sanburn. Yale; fifth, Elchlepp, Min-
nesota. Time 4:51.4.
Three Meter Diving: Won by Clark,
Ohio State (165.40) ; second, Cook,
Yale, (163.93); third, Lee, Occidental
College, (150.84) ; fourth, Dempsey
Ohio State (148.94); fifth, Gardner,
Wayne (144.40); sixth. Adams, Stan-
ford, (144.18) ; seventh, Wolin, Michi-
gan, (138.31).
400 Yard Free Style Relay: Won
by Yale (Johnson, Kelly, Pope, Brit-
ton); second, Michigan; third, Iowa;
fourth, Minnesota; fifth, Ohio State.
Time, 3 minutes 31.3 seconds.
Redl Gridmen
Win In first
Practice Tilt'
'Muddy Turf Fails To Halt
Backs As Many Long
Runs Are Made
By NORM MILLER

By GENE GRIBBROEK
They say that no ball team ever got
anywhere without a good double play
combination. If Coach Ray Fisher
has any faith in that axiom, he cer-
tainly isn't worrying about it.
For Fisher has his double play teai
this spring, and it's a good one. Last
year's Wolverines. chalked up 19 twin
killings in 22 games, one of the. best
records in Michigan history. Thei
Mike Sofak-Bill Steppon duo at sec-
(nd base was credited with 10 of
these and one or the other took part
in seven more.
Now both Sofiak and Captain
Steppon are back at their old spots,
and with an added year's experience
behind them they should be clicking
better than ever when the season
opens April 11. They have been
working together around the keystone
sack since they were freshmen, and
under Fisher's guidance have devel-
oped into one of the smiothest work-
ing combinations the Wolverines

have ever had.
Besides the extra year's experi-
ence, there's another factor that
brightens the prospects. The factor
is little Mike's arm. Sofiak's flip-
per, which bothered him all last
spring, feels okay again, and both
Fisher and Mike himself look for this
to be the Gary shortstop's best year.
Mike hasn't had much good luck
as a ball-player here. The jinx struck
at him as a sophomore, when he
crashed into a big Notre Dame pitch-
er between third base and home, in-
juring his shoulder. He didnt see
much service the rest Qf the season,
except for a little outfield duty, be-
cause he could barely get the ball
across the diamond.
Soreness Appearedl
Then last year the old soreness ap-
peared again: It bothered him all
season, mentally and physically, and
accounts in large part for the .167
average Mike turned in at the plate.
Sofiak has been giving the arm a lot
of work this spring, and says that it
'"feels better than it has since my
freshman year." As for his batting,
he declares, "that'll come around with
the arm."'And Coach Fisher agrees,
for he knows that worry over the in-
jury hurt Mike's play in the field and
at bat last year.
The other half of the combination,
second-sacker Steppon, is ready to

MIKE SOFIAK

Munn Expects Guards To Fill
Hole Left By Fritz And Sukup
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March 30, 1941
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JIM WELSH
Golf Tryouts,
Coach Await
Fair Weather
INature lovers and love birds aren't
the only ones hoping for good spring
weather these days. Some 18 golf
hopefuls are feeling the call of the
open fairway instead of the white
cloth of the indoor driving nets in
front of their faces down in the
Sports Building.
Coach aay Courtright has a nu-
cleus of only three letterwinners with
which to work, Capt. Fred Dannel-
felser, John Leidy, and Dave Osler,
but Cliff James and John Barr, who
saw some competition last year, have
returned. Dave Ladd, a senior engi-
neer and former Ann Arbor High
player, Chandler Simonds, Breard
Fishburn and Don Smith will also be
strong contenders for positions.
Numeral winners from last year
are plentiful with Buel Morely,
Wayne Wolf, Bill Courtright, Bob
Fife, and Ben Smith, Western Junior
Trophy winners, fighting it out for
berths.
Courtright is getting ready to pick
his squad for the annual Southern
trip during spring vacation. The
linksmen will open their season at
Athens, Georgia, facing the 'Ram-
blin' Wrecks' of Georgia Tech, April
14.

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Last year two gridders, small in
tature but huge in ability, closed the
ook forever on the chapter of their
ives dealing with football at the Uni-
versity of Michigan. And this year,
ine coach Clarence Munn is faced
with the problem of replacing those
raduating guard stalwarts, Ralph
Fritz and Milo Sukup.
"We'll miss Ralph and Milo," Munn
aid, "and most of all, we'll miss their
xperience. We'll miss their spirit,
oo. They were always the first men
down the field under a punt, and
hey showed plenty of fight and guts.
But we have nineteen men battling
t out for the guard positions this
pring, and it looks like we have the
numbers and quality to replace Ralph
and Milo."
Of the nineteen men Munn men-
ioned, Bob Kolesar, the husky Cleve-
and sophomore who jumped in and
did an excellent job when Sukup was
njured last fall, looms as the starter
at the inside guard slot. "Booming"
Bob is all that his nickname implies
as he mows down opposing linesmen
ad backs with crisp blocks and hard
tackles.
Another candidate who has proved
his worth is junior letterman Bill
Melzow. Bill is handicapped by a lack
of size, but at the present time he
nust be rated the edge of greater

rear.
Welsh Beats Chouteau
Coming back from his two bitter
defeats of yesterday, young Jim
Welsh discarded "smart" racing for
the knock-down drag-out type and
after watching the lead in the 4401
change between Andy Clark, defend-
ing champion from Wayne, and his
nemesis, Rene Chouteau, of the old
Blue of Yale, he assumed control
for himself at t]4e 270-yard mark
"and held it to the finish. The win-
ning time was 4:51.4.
There was not more than a yard
separating Welsh from Chouteau,
who sprinted to second place with
Clark third and the Eli captain, Willis
Sanburn, fourth. Michigan's Jack
Patten found the field too stiff and
ended out of the money in sixth.
SUMMARIES
100-Yard Free Style: Won by Prew,
Wayne; second, Johnson, Yale; third,
Toronto Beats Boston, 2-1,
BOSTON, March 29.--(P)- Pete
Langelle back-handed a five-foot
"clincher" that gave the Toronto
Maple Leafs their third victory in
five National Hockey League play-
off starts against the Boston Bruins,
2-1, after 17 minutes and 31 seconds
of sudden death play tonight before
1 a 16,000 crowd at the Boston Garden.

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going to have things their own way sgo, too. Bill has the added weight of
by a long shot. Two bruising fresh-I responsibility that the captaincy car-
ries with it this year, but Bill can
I men, the standout linemen of last stand it. He's been a standout since
year's yearling team-Julius Franks the day he broke into the lineup as a
and Merv Pregulman, are giving the sophomore against Wake Forest and
veterans a hot fight for the coveted hit a home run to save the Wolver-
posts. ines an 11-inning tie. He finished
Franks is playing at the inside that season with a mere .217 batting
guard spot, and he has displayed average, but most of his hits went
plenty of real football ability. The for extra bases. Last year he raised
big Detroit freshman has been one that mark to .277, again leading the
of the outstanding linemen of the squad in slugging, and developed in-
current spring training grind.i ilde
On the other hand, Pregulman is ,B'ila Is Ready
still in the experimental stage. He Now, as a senior, Bill's ready for
played center during his high school his greatest year. He's taken off a
Sdays in East Lansing where he lot of weight, something that has
daysin astLansng her hebothered him during 'most of his
walked off with All-State honors, and
as a member of Wally Weber's frosh career, having dropped to six pounds
sads memberingWay ebrse roh n-under any previous playing weight.
squad. This spring, because Bob In- "I'm a lot faster than I was," he re-
galls and Ted Kennedy are around to p's and mattin I s good.
handle the pivot duties, Merv has eports,n and my batting eye is god.
been shifted to an outside guard. " teppon is anxious to get going, for
beenshitedto n ousid gurdhe's to lead what he knows is a hust-
Close behind Kolesar and Franks ling ball club, and one that should
come three other inside guard cand- end up near the top.
idates. Juniors Leo Cunningham and Coach Fisher can forget about sec-
John Lamne, along 'with yearling ond base. The combination that re-
Ralph Amstutz can't be counted out ported to the frosh squad four years
l of the picture yet. Over at the other ago and was immediately tagged for
l guard post, sophomores Harry An- stardom is ready. Tough luck has
: derson and George Hildebrandt are kept them from reaching the peak
showing promise of smoothing off they were headed for then, but it
the rough edges. looks now as though they've arrived.

experience than the other outside
guard aspirants.
But Kolesar and Melzow aren't

Michigan's large spring footballW
squad had its first real taste of com- t
petitive scrimmage yesterday after- l
noon as Coach Fritz Crisler divided d
his grid charges into "Red" andi
"Blue" teams and sent them through a
a regular practice game.y d t
The field was plenty muddy but
still couldn't preventthe backs from
stealing the show from the linement
as far as performance was con-
cerned.p
A sure-footed Red backfield quartetI
comprised of Win Vallade at quarter,o
freshmen Don Robinson and Paul
White at the halves, and veteran Jim
Grissen at fullback, took advantage
of a pair of breaks to score the only U
two touchdowns of the game.
Robinson intercepted a Blue pass
on the enemy 35-yard line and raced
the ball back to the three. After a
short plunge by Grissen, Robinson
cracked over tackle 'for the score.
Grissen scored the second touchdown
a few minutes later when he caught
a feeble punt from the toe of the
Blue kicker and legged it 25 yards
over the goal line.
Several other sparkling runs feat-
ured the scrimmage session. Fresh-
man Seymour Roth broke away once
for a 57-yard sprint; Elmer Madar,
Chuck Kennedy, Robinson and White
each cut loose for neat 25-yard dash-
es; and Grissen and Don Boor, fresh-
man fullback, produced some fine
line-plunging.
Tom Kuzma provided the best punt
of the afternoon when, favored by
a wind at his back, the Gary yearling
booted one over 60 yards, while
Johnny Allerdice twice connected with
Ray Sowers for sizeable passing
gains.
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Hichigan Relay Team
Loses To Ohio State
In an exhibition feature of Cleve-
land's Metropolitan track champion-
ships Friday night Michigan's medley
relay team lost to a crack Ohio State
quartet by 15 yards.
Wolverines Bob Ufer, Warren'
Breidenbach and Bill Ackerman ran
on even terms with the Buckeyes
through the 440, 880 and three-quar-
ter mile legs, but Ohio's Capt. Les
Eisenhart pulled away from senior
Karl Wisner to win the decision before
5,000 spectators.
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