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Baseball Team
Wolverines Seek Fifth
Straight Win of Season
Broncos To Send Ace Hurlers to Mound in
Effort To Halt Maize and Blue Victory String


Meet Western Michigan


With four games stowed away in
the win column this season, Coach,
Ray Fisher's baseball aggregation
prepared to tangle with a Navy-load-
ed Western Michigan nine at 4 p.m.
today in the first of a two-game,
series here.
Bronco Coach John Gill has a 26-
man squad composed of marines,;
Navy trainees and only three civilians
this year. His charges will come to
Ann Arbor with a record of three
wins against Iowa, Fort Sheridan and
Fort Custer, and an 11-inning tie
with Northwestern.
Western's strength appears to rest
mainly in its fine pitching staff,
which will include lefty Warren Bid-
dIe, a veteran from last year's Bronco
campaign who will probably start
the first game against the Wolver-
ines. Ray Louthen, a righthander, is
scheduled to start the second contest
for Western Michigan, and has a
record of one win against no defeats
for the season.
Southpaws May Cause Trouble
Thee Wolverine sluggers have had
some trouble in hitting left-handed
hurlers, and although they knocked
Biddle out of the box in his freshman
start against them last year, they
Golf Squad To
Engage Notre
Dame, Wildcats
Linksters Also To Tee
Off Against Western
Tomorrow, the Wolverine golf squad
leaves for South Bend where it will
compete in a triangular match with
Notre Dame and Northwestern; also
on the same trip, the linksters will
be seeking honors at Western Mich-
The well known Michigan-North-
western rivalry, which has been going
for 22 years, has always added spark
and color to the golf season. The
Wildcats and Wolverines first met in
1921 and since that initial match the
teams have only missed one year, and
that was in 1922.
This year, the Maize and Blue
opened the Big Ten season by defeat-
ing the Purple, 13-8, and the Wildcats
will have a chance to avenge the loss
Saturday at South Bend.
Meet Irish for Sixth Time
The Michigan-Notre Dame links-
men will meet for the sixth time Sat-
urday, and even though the teams
have only been playing each other
since 1938, both squads are looking
toward a hard-fought match. Also,
for the first time in athletic history,
the Wolverine golf team will be meet-
ing the Broncos at Kalamazoo, and
the return match will be played here
May 7.
Coach Courtright's Yharges opened
the 1944 season with two victories,
one each against the University of
Detroit and Northwestern, and have
suffered one defeat at the hands of
Ohio State last Saturday.
Tews Is High Man'
The high man for Michigan to
date has been Jack Tews, who has
been shooting in the 70's, and Court-
right said. that all the golfers should
be hitting their stride soon now that
the weather has given them the op-
portunity to practice.
Concerning the matches this week-
end, Coach Courtright said that "the
golfers will be better than they were
against Ohio State, and are all work-
ing hard to win." The linksmen who
will be making the trip are Tews, Phi:
Marcellus, Johnny' Jenswold, Pau
O'Hara, Tom Messinger and Duncan

will undoubtedly find his mound
work much improved with experience.
Bernie Compton is the only veteran
besides Biddle returning to the Bron-
co lineup this year. Compton played
shortstop for Gill last season. How-
ever, reserve catcher Bill Kowalski
will be seeing action, although he is
sharing starting assignments with
Bill Ward, who has played two years
of ball with Western Illinois.
Tom Hill may also get in the lineup
as a backstop because of his experi-
ence as a reserve catcher and first-
sacker at Michigan State last year.
Hill is also listed as a first baseman.
Lost Five in '43
Western lost five games out of an
eleven-game card last season. The
Broncos were defeated by the Wol-
verines in extra innings and also
dropped decisions to Notre Dame,
Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan
State. However, they took Michigan
by a 4-2 count in their second en-
counter with them. They also won
a game from Wisconsin, and their
loss to the Badgers came in a tight
2-1 contest.
Western has shown signs of plenty
of power at the plate in. its previous
games, and has also displayeda fair
brand of fielding. With the high
class hurling the team is likely to get,
the Broncos should be able to come
through with sufficient support to be
plenty troublesome afield.
Hope for Even Break
The Western squad is hoping for
an even break with the Wolverines,
and then for a chance to clinch the
four-game series they will play
against Michigan this season with a
pair of wins when Coach Fisher's
men tangle with them in Kalamazoo
June 16 and 17.
Gill, appointed head football coach
in '42, is coaching the baseball squad
at Western for the first time since
1941. In 12 seasons with the Bronco
diamond squad, Gill won 60 games
and lost 13 for an .822 average.
Gorguze-.... CF..........Lund
Milosevich ......SS...... Blanchard
Hovanec .......1B.......Swanson
Rotman-.......RF....... .. Wiese
Morton ........ 3B........Farnyk
Krupa...... .LF......... Gregor
Compton .......2B....... Ketterer
Ward or Kow'ski C...... Stevenson
Biddle...... ...P.......Bowman
Owners Enter
.Derb y Horses
LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 4.-(_)-
Owners of the horses nominated for
the 70th running of the Kentucky
Derby Saturday must decide by noon
tomorrow whether they want to put
up $500 each to enter their mounts
in the $75,000 classic.
Wherever two or more gathered to-
gether there was but one subject-
the Derby. Tips were a dime a dozen.
Today the condition of the racing
strip entered into the conversations,
which often turned into hot argu-
ments, as an all-day rain soaked the
track. The weather man, however,
promised fair weather for tomorrow
and, barring additional moisture, the
oval figures to be in good condition by
post time, about 4:45 p.m., Central
War Time, Saturday,
No matter where the conversations
started, they almost always ended up
with: "Stir Up is the horse to beat."
The stimulus offspring from Mrs.
Payne Whitney's Greentree Stable is
the current 8-5 favorite with the
- probability that his odds will drop
a still lower if the track should be
1 muddy. Trainer John Gaver sent the
I gelding out from his final serious
a workout this morning and he stepped
off the mile of sloppy going in 1:43.

Tennis Team
To Face Notre
Dame Squad
Irish, Victorious in
Two Meets, Present
Well-Balanced Outfit
Michigan's tennis squad, fresh from
three overwhelming triumphs over
Western Michigan and Chicago, is
now preparing to face Notre Dame
at South Bend Saturday, in what
promises to be one of the highlight
matches of the season.
The Irish have one of the finest
teams in the Midwest, as evidenced
by their smashing 8-1 and 7-2
triumphs over Northwestern and Wis-
consin respectively. The Irish squad
is well-balanced and presents a host
of experienced performers.
Playing in the number one singles
position for Notre Dame is Charley
Sampson, a veteran of last year's
championship Buckeye squad. Samp-


by Jo Ana. Peterson
MORE THAN ONE hard earned dollar will ride on the shiny hides of the
speedy entries in the most famous of the spring classics, the Kentucky
Derby, which will be run off tomorrow.
Long the most glamorous of races, the famed "run for the roses" always
brings racing fans to a high pitch for several weeks before the actual day
of the event.
This year's Derby promises to be one of the best in several years-
not that any of them are dull affairs-but the field this year seems to be
wide open, and as many as 18 entries may well go to the post at starting
time Saturday.
Not since War Admiral slipped home ahead of 19 rivals in 1937 have
there been more than 15 horses running in the famed Louisville classic,
and if all the possible starters do leave the post, the winner's share will
run to $66,000, some $2,000 more than that garnered by Shut Out in 1942.
This morning the starters will "be ascertained when the $500 entry
fee must be posted. From then on in, it's no longer a question of what
horsese will run-but what horse will win.
In the Derby Trial, run off Tuesday, Broadcloth cleaned up conclusively,
finishing six lengths ahead of Broad Grin, who had been named as running
mate for the highly touted Stir Up, Mrs. Payne Whitney's outstanding three-
year-old. As a result Broad Grin will not be running, though Broadcloth
will, as will Rockwood Boy and American Eagle, who finished third and
fourth respectively in the trials.
RIGHT on the heels of the announcement that Broad Grin would
not run came additional news from the Whitney Greentree Stables
to the effect that possibly Stir Up, labeled to go postward as an even
money standout, may not run either. Stir Up, winner of the recent
Flamingo stakes was reputed to be long on speed but short on endurance,
and as a result the mile and a quarter track at Churchill Downs might
be too much for him. This rumor has gained ground, and because it
has been widely talked about, two other entries, Shut Up and Sky-
tracer have become highly favored.
Other starters who did not enter the Derby Trials, but are certain
starters for the event, are Autocrat, Alorter, Bell Buzzer, Brief Sigh and
Challenge Me. Challenge Me is an interesting outsider, a Chicago-owned
runner with the reputation of a "pep" horse. Challenge Me has been
brought up on vitamins, and if they are as potent as the advertisements
would lead one to believe, perhaps Challenge Me would be as good an entry
as any to back.
If Stir Up runs, it will be with Eddie Arcaro, double Derby winner,
" up; and that looks like a hard combination to beat. There's another
little horse, though, runner un in the Chesapeake stakes, a little horse
with a nice dreamy name and what has often been labeled "a fighting
chance"-that's Pensive. ' That's not where the money will ride, but
we'll stick there anyhow.

Fielding H. Yost, Michigan's
"grand old man of football," was
released for a brief time from the
University Hospital yesterday and
visited his home for an hour. He
then returned to the hospital, but
will probably be permanently re-
leased sometime next week. Yost
has been confined since April 11.

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WESTERN MICHIGAN'S INFIELD-which has played such consistent
ball as the Broncos gained three victories and a tie in their first four
games, will have to be at its peak in the coming contests with the
Wolverines today and tomorrow. Michigan also is undefeated in four
Browns Continue Winning Ways
As Tigers Skid into Last Place'

ST. LOUIS, May 4.-(AP)- The
Detroit Tigers suffered their first
shutout of the season today, a 2 to 0
decision to the St. Louis Browns on
the five-hit pitching of the veteran
Nelson Potter that tumbled Detroit
into the American League cellar.
The pace-setting Browns thus took
a 2 to 1 series edge over the Tigers
who return tomorrow to Briggs Stad-
ium where Frank (Stub) Overmire
will face the Chicago White Sox in
the opener of a four-game fight over.
the cellar position.
Detroit .....000 000 000-0 5 1
St. Louis .,... 001 010 00x-2 6 0
Gentry and Richards; Potter and
White Sox Whip Tribe .
CLEVELAND, May 4.-()--Chica-
go's White Sox won a 2 to 1 decision
behind the southpaw pitching of
rookie Eddie Lopat today, to end a
series with the Cleveland Indians at
two games apiece.
Chicago ... , 000 - 200 000-2 6 0
Cleveland .....100 000 0-1 9 1
Lopat and Tresh; Kennedy, Poat
and Susce, Rosar.
PITTSBURGH, May 4.-(IP)--Af-
ter wavering in the first inning to
allow St. Louis three runs, big Max
Butcher settled down behind excel-
lent support today and gave Pitts-
burgh a 6-3 victory and the series,
three games to one.-
The tall West Virginian gave up
four hits and a base on balls in the
first frame for the Cards' three runs
and then steadied to scatter four

more St. Louis hits while his mates
rallied with a ten-hit attack.
St. Louis ....30 000 000-3 8 0
Pittsburgh . 000 103 02x-6 10 3
M. Cooper, Brecheen, Wilks and
O'Dea, Mancuso; Butcher and Lopez.
Braves Shellack Giants-...
NEW YORK, May 4.-(A)- The
Boston Braves whipped the New York
Giants 8-4 to hand the New Yorkers
their fourth consecutive defeat. Con-
nie Ryan, ex-Giant, led the Boston
attack with two singles and a home
run, driving in four runs.
New York .. 010 102 000-4 9 1
Boston .....001 420 01x-8 11 2
Pyle, Feldman, Seward and Lom-
bardi; Hutchinson, Barrett, Kluttz.

son was Big Ten singles champion in
the number two brackets last season.
According to Coach Leroy Weir,
Sampson had little difficulty in win-
ning the title.
Evert Is Experienced
Notre Dame's second man is Jerry
Evert, fresh from his spectacular
achievement in Illinois prep circles.
Evert is a hard-hitting freshman with
plenty of tournament experience. He
is one of the Midwest's top-ranking
junior stars and his tennis record is
a very enviable one.
Jimmy Evert, Jerry's brother, was
top man at Notre Dame last year and
the younger Evert is now attempting
to carry on the tradition of this
tennis-playing family.
Changes in Lineup Possible
Jimmy Griffin, Sandy Warshawsky
Ed Putterman and Bob Black com
plete the Irish roster. Black is th
only singles performer who suffere
a defeat in the two matches agains
the Wildcats and the Badgers. Wis
consin's number six man, Bill Ed
mondson, took the measure of thi
Irish netter.
At present, Coach Weir is concen
trating on ironing out the flaws which
showed up in last week-end's en-
gagements. Weir indicated that som
changes might be made in the singles
lineup, but that the doubles team
will remain intact.









Major League Standings...


W L Pet


St. Louis .... . ,.12
New York ..... 7
Boston .........6
Philadelphia.... 5
Washington ..., 5
Cleveland .......6
Chicago ........ 5
Detroit ......... 5





St. Louis .......10 4
Cincinnati ......8 4
Philadelphia .... 8 4
New York .......7 6
Brooklyn .......7 6
Pittsburgh ......5 6
Boston.........4 10
Chicago .,........1 10




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Chicago 2, Cleveland 1.
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Boston 8, New York 4.
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IM Softball Tilts
Start Next Week
Michigan's Intramural sports pro-
gram, under the supervision of Earl
Riskey, gets under way against next
week with a full schedule of softball
The first week of scheduled tilts
will not count towards league play,
but will enable the team managers to
get a line on the material they have.
Games will be played at 7 p.m. on
Ferry Field and entries for teams
will be accepted until Saturday, May
6. Anyone desiring further informa-
tion should get in touch with Riskey
at the IM Building, 2-2101.


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