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Revamped Lineup





New Infielders
To Start Game
Against Dales
Bill Cartmill To Play First
In Place Of Bergesen;
Regulars Receive Rest
Michigan's baseball team goes on
the road again today to meet the
Dales of Hillsdale College at 4 p.m.
For the Wolverines it will be a warm
up to see what Coach Ray Fisher may
expect for the coming weekend series
with Northwestern.
The Wolverines will present a re-
vamped lineup against Coach Jake
Cheroot's nine as Michigan will have
new players at three of the infield
spots. Coach Fisher plans to start
Bill Cartmill at first, Tommy Hig-
gins at second and Johnnie Erpelding
at shortstop. Bud Chamberlain will
hold down his usual position on the
hot corner.
The change is brought on because:
Fisher wants 'to give his regulars a
rest. As the Wolverines have a heavy
schedule this year, some of the first
stringers have gone stale from playing
so often. However, in the case of
Cartmill, the Varsity mentor thinks
the "Wheel" is his best man to take
over the spot at the initial sack va-
cated by the injury of Don Boor.
Cartmill On First
Bill was busy yesterday working on
fielding ground balls and he showed
much better form. Cartmill was on
the spot last Friday when he started
against Indiana without any practice,
but indications seem to show that he
will solve Fisher's problem. Bill is a
much stronger hitter than Art Berge-
sen, who is also after the position,
as he proved this Tuesday when he
collected two hits in four trips to the
plate. One of those was a long triple
into center field and the rest of his
times at bat he hit the ball hard.
Coach Fisher will use a whole crew
of pitchers today as he plans to send
Don Smith, Les Parr and Jack Hayes
to the mound. Paul Goldsmith will
also be on hand if needed. Last year
Michigan defeated Hillsdale, 8-1. The
Dales are weak in the pitching de-
partment as most of their opponents
have run up large scores against
them. Coach Cheroot's squad lost to
Michigan Normal, 8-6. this year.
Pitching Is Problem
Lately pitching has become a ma-
jor problem for the Wolverine coach.
Pre-season dope had it that Michi-
gan would lack first-class hurlers,
but after the first few games Fisher
thought he had found the solution to
his trouble as 'Pro' Boim, Mickey
Fishman and Bill Cain turned in
good games.
In the last four gamesbevery pitcher
sent up against the opposition has
been hit hard and they have also
been wild, so Fisher is back where he
started. This weekend when the Wol-
verines take on the Wildcats from
Evanston the chips will be down as
Michigan can't afford to lose again
in the Conference and still retain
their title.
It's just a reminder - to look your
best, too.

The Cracker Barrel
/By Mike Dann
Associate Sports Editor

0 Bad News From The Diamond

UNLESS the Wolverine baseball
team shows a decided reversal of
form they can kiss their chances of
retaining the Big Ten crown a sor-
rowful goodbye as well as any hopes
the squad may harbor for a success-
ful season.
The team has lost three out of
their last Four games and, accord-
ing to Coach Ray Fisher, the Var-
sity hasn't been playing the right
kind of ball in any of their last
eight games. "We're not getting
the pitching and hitting we should,
and that's enough reason for any
team to be under the weather," Ray
pointed out,
In the facts and figures column
Ibwa seems to have it all over Mich-
igan because they have won seven
out of their last eight Conference
games, with only four more Big Ten
contests left to play.
The Wolverines, on the other
hand, have won three out of their
four Conference tilts, but still need
to take four straight games to catch
up with the rampaging Hawkeyes.
The job of beating out Iowa for
the title is an especially hard one
for Michigan this year because the
two teams don't meet. On top of
that the Wolverines have to play
the troublesome Illini team, while
the Hawkeyes meet a mediocre
Wisconsin nine instead.
GEORGE HARMS, aggressive Wol-
verine captain and catcher, said,
"the boys haven't given up in the
least yet, and if the fans don't be-
lieve me just watch what we do
against Northwestern when they
come to town this week-end. The
little guy was 21 years old yesterday
and insists he wants to throw a warm
celebration for the Purple Wildcats.
"SMILIN'" Whitey Holman is more
than his usual cheerful self these
days and rightly so, because he is
toting the healthy batting average of
.471 in Conference competition.
The leading hitters in the Big Ten
G AB R H Ave.
Maley, OSU.....2 8 3 6 .750
Kasper, Wis. . . . ..2 8. 1 5 .625
Engeb'tson, Wis. ...2 7 1 4 .571
Hein, Iowa........4 11 4 6 .545
Faber, Iowa. .......4 13 4 7 .538
HOLMAN, Mich. ..4 17 7 8 .471
Angell, NU.....3 11 5 5 5 .454
Scholler, OSU.....4 19 3 8 .421
MICHIGAN will hold its 10th an-
nual spring football clinic for
high school coaches and athletes this
Saturday. The clinic starts in -the
morning with discussions of gridiron
plays and ends up in the afternoon

with the holding of the annual intra-
sqad game of the spring football
To help make the occasion of
special significance the Chicago
Alumni Award will be presented to
the player who shows the most im-
provement in the spring drills. Ac-
cording to the coaches this task
will be more difficult than trying
to keep Fritz Crisler from shivering
every time Tom Kuzma does any
Green room as the elevator boys

Netters' Match
With Ypsilanti.
Is Rained Out
Old Man Weather took a hand in
proceedings yesterday, and a sched-
uled tennis meet between Michigan
and Michigan Normal had to be called
off because of rain. The cancella-
tion gave the Wolverines an extra day
of rest before leaving for their match
with Northwestern, Friday at Col-
The Wildcat match will play a big
part in deciding the seedings for the
Big Ten meet, May 15 and 16. Every
player, from Lawt Hammett through
Jinx Johnson, has a chance, even if
an outside one, of being ranked if
he can defeatthis Purple opponent.
The Wildcats took only the one and
two singles and one doubles matches
when they were defeated by Chicago,

Trackmen Will Meet Ohio State
In Unusual Role Of Underdog


call it) is having more than its share Stille's Record Good
of confusion these days. And what's Three of the four Michigan singles
more, the excitement is over ping- players will be trying to keep
pong. Wayne Stille, Michigan's most their conference records unblem-
versatile athlete, was favored to en- fished. Wayne Stille, after winning
ter the finals of the table tennis several matches lately, has a good
for the third year in a row but a chance of coming out of the Wild-
dark horse 6y the name of Ed cat matc.h ranked either one or two
Greider defeated the surprised Stille. in the conference number three
Greider still must beat colorful Mel singles slot; and Gerry Sihaflander,
Comin to reach the finals. Ted Peck, also undefeated in Big Ten play,
the defending champion of the Green rates near the top in the four
room title, will play the winner of bracket.
the Comin-Greider match. Although he lost his match in the
Illinois tussle, Tom Gamon has a
good chance of being seeded in the
INTRAMURAL conference meet. Tom's game, stead-
ily improving, was near its peak
against Chicago in both singles and
SpOrt ShOtS doubles, and should carry him to a
win over his Wildcat opponent.
By AL STEINMAN Johnson Is Undefeated
The Wolverine surest to be among
the seeded is Jinx Johnson, last
Sixteen golfers who turned in the year's number six champ and un-
lowest medal scores in last Satur- defeated so far this year. Jinx has$
day's team tournament, will tee off been bothered by a sore arm this
on the University links beginning at week but should be a heavy favorite
2 p.m. Saturday to determine the to take his remaining Big Ten mat-
All-Campus match-play champion. ches.
Will Boice' of Chi Psi and Bob After meeting Northwestern Fri-
Busler of Phi Delta Phi, both of day, the Wolverines stay overnight in
whom shot 75's last week are favor- Columbus and take on the Buckeyes
ites to win, but anything can hap- of Ohio State the next day.
pen and there is a good chance that
any one of the low 16 will come out rt- a

For the first time in many years
Michigan's track and field squad ap-
peared destined for an underdog role
as practice drills got underway for
the annual outdoor dual meet with
the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday
afternoon at Columbus, 0.
The Buckeyes' stock rose sharply
as the result of their recent dual
meet victory over a strong Indiana
squad, especially considering the per-
formances of Bob Wright, hurdler,
and Captain Ralph Hammond.
Wright, one of the leading timber
toppers in the nation today, scored a
double victory, annexing the 120-
yard lows in 15 seconds flat, and com-
ing back to grab a first in the highs
in the clocking of 24.1.
Hammond Ties Record
Hammond breezed through a 100-
yard dash in 9.6 seconds to tie the
stadium record at Bloomington, In-
diana, where the meet was held. He
streaked through a 21.5-second 220-
yard dash to become the team's sec-
ond double winner of the meet.
Despite this show of power there
is every evidence that Coach Ken
Doherty's track and field forces will
go into that battle with that "do-or-
die" spirit. One of the Maize and
Blue thinclads summed up the team'q
feelings about this meet during yes-
terday's practice when he said "whe-
ther we beat them or not, they'll
know they've been through 4 war."
Michigan will seek to perpetuate
one of the most unusual of all Wol-
verine athletic records in this out-
door battle at Columbus.
Wolverines Dominate Series
Wolverine domination over Buck-
eye track squads has been almost per-
fect since competition between the
two schools in this sport was started
in 1907. Since that time twenty-seven
Michigan-Ohio State dual meets have
been held and the Buckeyes have
succeeded in winning only one of
them. No other Michigan athletic
team's record parallels this showing.
The lone Buckeye victory came in
1936 when the lads from Columbus
won 722 to 53%. Prior to that time
the Maize and Blue had recorded sev-
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enteen straight triumphs over Ohio
State and have since run that streak
to nine with both indoor and outdoor
dual meets considered. Last year
Michigan won 90 to 41 outdoors and
62 to 42 indoors.
In the eyes of Wolverine track fans,
dopesters and even the thinclads
themselves, this meet looms as the
closest of the entire series. The Buck-
eyes possess the necessary team bal-
ance, plus individual strength in
Wright and Captain Hammond. It
was this combination that carried
OhioState to the indoor Conference
crown this ,year, the first in Buckeye
While Michigan lacks individual
prowess, it does possess the neces-
saty balance for dual competition.

Major League Scores


Today's Games
Boston at Cincinnati
New York at Pittsburgh
Brooklyn at Chicago
Philadelphia at St. Louis



Washington 7, Detroit 0
New York 3, Cleveland 0
St. Louis 7, Philadelphia 2
Boston 3, Chicago 1 (10 innings)
Today's Games
Detroit at Washington
St. Louisaat Philadelphia
Chicago at Boston
Cleveland at New York
* ~*
St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 2
Brooklyn at Chicago (postponed)
Boston at Cincinnati (postponed)
New York at Pittsburgh (post-

on top.
Ken Johnson, a:so of Phi Delta
Phi, exhibited a great deal of form,
coming in with a 77. and lashing out a
260 yard drive which was the longest
of the day. John Bishop of Tyler
and Ken Ankli of Michigan House
shot 82 and 84 respectively, and are
the chief dormitory threats to the
In a first round fraternity soft-
ball game, Kappa Nu defeated The-
ta Chi 6-5 in what proved to be
one of the most action packed con-
tests yet played. It was a tight
battle all the way, and the mar-
gin of victory came as the result
of a crash between two Theta Chi
Chuck Dillman and Merritt Bigi-
low were racing at top speed for a
fly ball when they suddenly collided.
Needless to say the ball was not
caught, two runs crossed the plate,
and Dillman was knocked cold.
The West Quadrangle softball
champion will be crowned Saturday
when the boys from Lloyd House
;neet Williams.
Lloyd is hoping that the able hurl-
ing of Bob Brown and the slugging
of Carl Reinhardt and Ed Greider will
be sufficient to overcome the power-
ful Williams team. Howard Fisher,
who pitches and bats clean up, along
with hitters Dave Levinson and Bill
Sellon are expected to provide the
punch for Williams.

returning Liemen's Uncertainty
Is wolverines' Biggest Problem


Wisconsin ........ 2
Iowa ............ 7
Michigan ........3
Ohio State.......3
Northwestern 3
Chicago .........0




Every football fan knows that, in
the Big Ten, a team can win ball
games without an exceptional back-
field; but a good line with numerous
capable reserves is a necessity. Mich-
igan's continued success in the Con-
ference has been due to the fact that
it has always had one of the best,
if not the best, line in the country.
Next year one tackle position and
the center position will be filled by
new faces. The graduation of Ted
Kennedy and Bob Ingalls, the two
centers, and of Rube Kelto, left
tackle, is a serious but not insur-
mountable problem for the Wolverine
line mentor, Biggie Munn.
The past few weeks of spring prac-
tice has shown that there are cap-
able replacements for the losses. At
center, Merv Pregulman, who played
iguard during the 1941 season, will
ably fill the shoes of his predecessors.
At the guard posts only one position
seems to be set. That is Julius Franks
who will probably play in the run-
ning guard slot. Ralph Amstutz, Jim
Hartrick, Clayton, oor, and Bob
Gage have been alternating with
Franks so far this spring.
Wistert Still Out
With Al Wistert still out of pract-
tice with his broken arm, the race
for the two tackle positions is still
wide open. Ray Sowers, Walt Frei-
houfer, Bill Pritula, Dion Copeland,
and Bill Baldwin have all seen con-
siderable action in spring practice.
John Laine, who played on the
team last year is busy with his school
work and has not reported for prac-
tice. Bob Kolesar, who was slated for

a guard post next fall, is a question
mark. His draft number has come
up, and he has applied forhentrance
in the Medical School. It is as yet
unknown if he will be eligible for
next season. As to other possible
draft calls to the gridders nothing
definite is known at this early date.
All Working Hard
When asked about any outstanding
players on the forward wall Coach
Munn declined to comment but he
said, "We have quite a job on our
hands, but we are working very hard.
All of us are working hard." Munn
said that Jim Brieske, Jim Hartrick,
and Clayton Foor, all freshmen, had
shown up well. Brieske is fighting to
take over the center position. Har-
trick and Foor are very much in the
running for a guard position. All
three will see a lot of action next
Coach Munn seemed optimistic
about the future forward wall of the
Wolverine football team. Unless sev-
eral key men are called into the
armed forces of the nation by next
fall, Michigan ought to have as good
a line next year as last.
Innings R H SO B W L
Fishman 321 19 23 12 20 4 1
Smith .. 91/3 6 12 3 3 1 0
Cain...27 82423 11 1 0
Savage . 141 12 20 3 11 1 1
Boim .. 35 21 18 24 25 2 3
Goldsmith1 5 4 0 1 0 0
Parr ....l1 0 2 1 00 0

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