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Team Balance Provides
Michigan's Victory Edge
Illinois Scores Seven Firsts to Wolverine
Six but Fails To Dominate in Field Events

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Single Game at Detroit Sunday
Mound Work Makes Up for Hit Scarcity as
Michigan Batting Averages Zoom Downward

The Wolverine baseball club con-
tinued its winning ways Sunday as it
traveled to the Grosse Ile Naval Base
and returned with a 4-2 non-Confer-
ence victory over the sailors.
Bob Wiese erstwhile Michigan
rightfielder, won his first game of the
season as he made his first start on
the mound for the Wolverines. Al-
though he pitched only four innings
to righthander Dick Schmidtke's five,
Wiese came off the rubber the win-
ning pitcher.
The two Michigan hurlers each
allowed four hits, with Wiese's bingle
counting for the only hit in the thirdl
frame, when the Wolverines scored
three unearned runs. He also played
right field during the later innings,
replacing Bob Nussbaumer, who star-
ted in the outfield.
Ketterer Gets Triple
The Wolverines collected only one
extra base hit in the fracas, with sec-
ond baseman Charlie Ketterer slam-
ming out a three-bagger. Ketterer's
clout, however, had nothing to do
with the Michigan scoring. First
baseman Elmer Swanson, Schmidtke
and centerfielder Don Lund were!
credited with singles.
In commenting on the game, Coach
Ray Fisher lamented the scarcity of
base hits. However, he seemed satis-
fied with the two pitchers,- stating
that "Wiese pitched pretty fair ball
and Schmidtke was o.k., except for
his curve."
Wolverines Are Out-Hit
The Wolverines got five hits in the
game to the Grosse Ile outfit's eight.
Michigan garnered its markers from
pitchers Fred Pichan and Bob Hall,
Hall relieving Pichan in the fourth.
The Wolverine runs were all un-
earned, with the Navy infield falling
apart to the tune of three mis-plays
Major League
S tandings

by third baseman Harry Zelinski and
one error for catcher Johnny Tonkin,
who particularly impressed Fisher be-
cause of his fine work behind the
The Grosse Ile club pulled a triple
play on the Wolverines in the fifth
under rather unusual circumstances.
Pitcher Hall took a low line bunt
sacrifice with two men on base. Al-
though the ball appeared to bounce
out of Hall's hand, the umpire ruled
that it was caught. Both of the men
on base, thinking that the ball had
not been taken, continued to run and
were doubled off their bases.
Get Two Twin Killings
The Wolverines pulled two double
plays during the afternoon, the first
time that they have racked up a pair

by Jo Ann Peterson
THERE'LL be plenty of opportunity to present grievances and add rani-
fications to the present rulings when the Big Ten football coaches meet
may 25-26 at Chicago, patently to arrange schedules. for '45 and '46 grid
Several of the Western Conference football coaches have raised
objections to current rules, and although at the present time rules have
been frozen for the duration by the NCAA Committee, it is quite prob-
able that the coaches will come to some agreement about amending
rules that are at present causing considerable trouble.
The Western Conference grid mentors have never been backward about
interpreting sections of the playing code, and there is ample reason to
believe that they will not hold back this year.
Although rules were frozen by the NCAA to protect football during
the war, and it was done as an emergency measure during the first few
months of the war, football has come through the crisis so well, that it
appears to be firmly entrenched for the remainder of the war. There-
fore, the freezing of rules seems singularly unnecessary, and any
changes that will be made are those which would be made even if these
were normal times.
QNE OF THE RULES which will undoubtedly come up for discussion is
the present one which permits kicking-off out of bounds. This rule now
reads, that a ball kicked out of bounds is put in play on the receiving team's
35-yard line. The majority of coaches feel that there should be some
penalty for kicking-off out of bounds, and some feel that as much as a
ten-yard penalty should be invoked, as this present rule robs the receiving
team of its long-standing right to return the ball. Many coaches have
instructed players to always kick for the sidelines on the kick-off, thus
depriving football of one of its most exciting plays. Before this rule became
universal many of the most sensational dashes of the grid season were made
running back the kick-off.
Michigan fans had a bitter example of the detrimental features of
out of bounds kick-offs in last year's Notre Dame game, when the
Irish employed this technique to Wolverine disadvantage several times.
Another rule which will probably be clarified at least, is the rule re-
garding substitutions in the last two minutes of either half, which often
brings about deadly delay in the game, and has been used as a definite
stall device. The offside rule is at present a bit cloudy also, and may
warrant a change.
The fact that the coaches are going back to the old system of
planning schedules two years in advance, indicates that the Conference
considers that football is Past the worst trials of wartime conditions.
Golfers Turn Tables onBucks
ByDecisive Second Match W1in

Changed Lineup
Brins Results
For Net Team
Racqueteers Chalk Up
Pair of Shutout Wins
Against Illini, Badgers
It was a revamped lineup that the
Michigan net squad presented to Illi-
nois and Wisconsin last week-end,
and whether the changes were res-
ponsible or not, Satutday was a very
successful day for the racquet-wield-
ers, who chalked up two 9-0 victories.
Intra-squad matches during the
past week had indicated that the po-
sitions on the team should be con-
siderably altered, and Coach LeRoy
Weir played his squad in a way that
would guarantee the best all-round
performance. Apparently his ar-
rangement was well-selected because
not a single Michigan player lost a
match, and _there were only two
matches that ran to three sets.
Top Spots Unchanged
The number one arid two slots re-
mained unchanged, as Jinx Johnson
and Jim Frolik continued to lead the
netters in competition. Both John-
son and Frolik took their two match-
es in straight sets, with Johnson find-
ing his toughest opponent in Don
Staakey of Illinois, who ran the hard-
hitting veteran up to four games in
both sets.
Playing in the third spot was Bill
Ford, steady, undefeated freshman,
who moved up from his former fourth
position, and made good as number
three man, with two easy triumphs
to his credit.
Gulik Plays Fourth
Merle Gulic, DePauw transfer, who
had no position at the beginning of
the season, except as a doubles play-
er, but who has improved steadily.
held down the number four position
and likewise won impressively, twice
taking love sets.
Roger Lewis, who has had difficulty
reaching his stride this year, per-
formed with considerable skill Sat-
urday, and seemed to have settled
down to his usual tight game, as he
defeated Wisconsin's Bill Edmonds,
6-3, 6-1, and Hank Davis, Illini net-
ter, 6-0, 6-2.
Dave Post, number six man, also
garnered a pair of wins, but was
forced to a three-set match in the
Illinois match which he finally won
6-1, 2-6, 6-4.
It was a walkaway for the three
doubles teams, as only the number
one team of Johnson and Ford were
extended in taking their Illinois
match from Staakey and Jack Riep-
ma, 8-6, 6-8 and 6-3.

In their first and only outdoor
track meet of the season, the Michi-
gan thinclads came through with an
impressive performance against Pur-
due and Illinois in a triangular meet
held here last week, amassing a total
of 71 points to cop the meet from the
clutches of the favored Illini.
This match could easily have been
a preview of the Big Ten meet to be
held in Champaign on May 27 as
these three track squads were the
strongest in Big Ten competition.
And by their stunning win, the Wol-
verines have been set as the team to
come through with the Big Ten title
this month.
Although the Illinois team scored
seven firsts to Michigan's six, the
Wolverines' team balance, which saw

best performances of the year in this
meet, and although pressed by Jack
Martin and Elroy Hirsch for individ-
ual honors, it was husky George
Kraeger who stole the limelight Sat-
Kraeger, who has been throwing
the s'hot a little further than 45 feet
all year, and who placed second to
Purdue's Norm Klaus in the indoor
finals last March, came into his own
when he heaved the shot 48 ft., 10
in., to win first place from Klaus.
This three-foot improvement in the
space of three weeks is an amazing
Hirsch Takes Broad Jump
On his first try at the jumping
pits, Hirsch catapulted 24 ft., 21/4 in.,
to upset the favored Young in this
event, after which he went on to
don a baseball uniform and pitch a
one-hit victory against Ohio State.
The Wisconsin flash's victory in the
broad jump was especially hearten-
ing since he came in second to Young
in the Conference indoor finals.
Jack Martin, sprinter, pulled one
of -the biggest surprises of the day as
he came through with a win in the
low hurdles. Martin got off to a
fast start and after staving off a des-
perate attempt by Jack Best and
Bob Auther of Illinois, he breasted
the tape in the time of :24.1.
Humes Win Two
The Hume twins, Bob and Ross,
paced the Wolverine scoring with 16
points as they ran dead heats in the
mile and two-mile runs. In the mile,
which opened up competition for the
day, these two, after getting off to a
fast start, were in front from the
beginning and never relinquished
their lead.
In the two-mile run, the twins stay-
ed back of the field for the first few
laps while two other Wolverines set
the tempo. On the last turn, Bob
and Ross had to put on a last-min-
ute spurt to thwart the strong bid
made by Bill Exer of Purdue and
chalk up their second dead heat vic-
tory of the day.
Dominate High Jump
Michigan completely dominated
the high jump, as they racked up ten
points by winning the first three
places. Bill Dale, Conference champ,
jumped 6 ft., 1 in., to win first place,
while the fast improving duo, Henry
Dolan and Tom Paton, tied for sec-
ond place honors.
Coach Doherty dispelled all optim-
ism of Michigan coming through with
a Conference championship this
month solely on the basis of their
victory last week. It muct be re-
membered that the Wolverines had
the nod in numbers here, and many
of the team members turned in ex-
ceptional performances, which may
not be duplicated in the finals..
In addition, the Orange and Blue
squad will be strengthened by the
presence of Bob Hinkle and Dick
Nichols, its two ace hurdlers, by the
time that the finals roll around.
Continuous from 1 PM.
Now Playing

New York ......14
St. Louis .......14
Washington .. .12
Philadelphia .. .1
Chicago ........10
Boston ..........
Detroit ......... 9


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Philadelphia 6, Detroit 2.
New York 10, Chicago 2.
Cleveland at Washington, night.
Only games scheduled.
Detroit at Philadelphia.
Cleveland at Washington, night.
Chicago at New York.
St. Louis at Boston.

of twin killings in a single contest
this season. In the second frame,
shortstop Bruce Blanchard snagged
a line drive and cut down the base
runner as he failed to get back to
first. Nussbaumer also caught a liner
and threw to Blanchard at second,
who tagged the runner out.
The win over Grosse Ile was a, fit-
ting climax to a profitable three days
of Michigan -baseball, as the Wol-
verines completeda week-end sched-
ule which saw them nose out a weak-
hitting Ohio State outfit Friday and
Saturday by 2-1 and 5-0 scores. The
two Buckeye contests were won on
the basis of a three-hitter by Bo
Bowman and a one-hit shutout by
Elroy Hirsch.
Averages Drop
However, this week-end also saw a
disappointing drop in Wolverine bat-
ting averages. Leftfielder Bill Gregor,
batting in the cleanup spot for Fish-
er, has failed to hit in the last four
games, and third baseman Mike Far-'
nyk's average has also taken a sharp
Nevertheless, Blanchard has con-
tinued to hit above a .400 clip and
Lund has upped his record from .304
to .313. In spite of these improve-
ments, the Wolverine team average
has dropped 27 points, from .307 to
The Grosse Ile team will come here
Tuesday to play the game originally
scheduled with Michigan for May 10.
This contest was postponed because
of rain.
toing Down


St. Louis .......18 6
Cincinnati .....13 9
Philadelphia ...12 9
Pittsburgh......10 10
Brooklyn .......11 11
uJew York ......11 13
Boston .........11 14
Chicago ........ 3 17



(It was a more relaxed and confi-
dent group of Wolverine linksmen
that met the challenge of the golf
links yesterday following their over-
whelming double triumph against
Ohio State and Western Michigan
last Saturday.
The most overjoyed of all was
Coach Ray Courtright who, following
the Ohio State victory, stated that
Shoun Pitches
Reds to No-Hit
Win over Tobin
CINCINNATI, May 15.- (/P)-
Clyde Shoun spun the no-hit bottle
today as the Cincinnati Reds downed
the Boston Braves, 1 to 0.
The losing pitcher was Jim Tobin,
the' only other major league pitcher
with a no-hitter this year, and Jim
was the only Brave to get on base.
He drew a walk in the third inning
and first base was as far as he got.
Even with giving the mathematical
minimum of hits to the Braves,
Clyde, a relief and spot pitcher last
year, barely got his game, for a
homer by rookie Chuck Aleno in the
fifth was all the Reds could produce
to support him.
Boston .......000 000 000-0 0 2
Cincinnati ....000 010 00x-1 5 0
Tobin and Masi; Shoun and Mueller.
A's Shade Tigers in Ninth
Catcher Frankie Hayes slapped a
home run into the left field stands
with the bases full and two out in the
last of the ninth today to break a
two-all deadlock and earn the Phila-
delphia A's a 6-2 triumph over the
Detroit Tigers.
The Tigers had rallied in their half
of the ninth to tie the score.
Detroit .......010 000 001-2 9 1,
Philadelphia . . 001 000 014-6 9 0
Overmire, Gillespie, Gentry, Swift;
Richards, Christopher and Hayes.

he would have never believed it pos-
Two weeks ago, the Wolverine
golfers suffered their first defeat of
the season at the hands of the Buck-
eyes by a 12-6 score. Following that
decisive defeat, the squad worked
hard to reach the form they displayed
Victory Boosts Chances
The 16-2 score indicates that the
Wolverines will be one of the favor-
ites in the Big Ten matches at Chi-
cago, May 27. Probably the only
squad likely to give the linksmen
trouble is the Boilermakers of Pur-
due who are undefeated in eight
starts. The Wolverines will be hand-
icapped in this match since most of
the squad is made up of V-12 men,
and they will be unable to make the
trip early and play a few rounds be-
fore competing for the title.
If performances in past years are
any indication of what is to come,
Michigan should win the crown. Last
year, the golfers lost their first match
of the season to Ohio State, 14-10,
and then came back tohalt the
Buckeye linksmen, 16-8. From there
the Wolverines went on to win the
Big Ten Championship.
Course in Good Shape
For the first time this year the
University course is in perfect con-
dition, as the fairways areebeginning
to produce some bounce and the
greens are faster. This improvement
will only aid the squad in practice,
however, since no more matches are
scheduled here.
Saturday's matches indicate that
the only great weakness was in put-
ting. Scores would have been a little
lower if some of the men had not
needed three putts on some of the
greens. In the two weeks before the
Conference matches, attention will
be devoted to this art, as more than
one match has been decided on the
As a warmup for the Big Ten
championship, the linksmen meet the
University of Detroit Titans in a
return match at the Detroit Golf Club
Saturday. To date, the Titans have
suffered seven defeats.


Head Coach Charley Bachman op-
ened spring football practice at
Michigan State College today with a
small and inexperienced squad on
Bachman, still without a formal
schedule for next fall, said the most'
experienced players he can use will
be men who served last fall in a cam-
pus league. No veteran of the 1942
squad is available, the players having
scattered well since football at MSC
was suspended a year ago because of
the war.


Bachman Begins
Football Practice

at MS

Michigan take seven second places
as compared to two for Illinois, and
their surprising strength in the field
events, enabled them to breeze in
with their first outdoor victory.
Doherty Pleased
Coach Ken Doherty, who got a
pleasant surprise when his field
events' crew came through in such
fine-fashion, stated that if they had
not contributed the 32 points that
they did, the meet wolud have been
much closer than it was.
Claude (Buddy) Young, diminutive
Negro freshman sprint star, domin-
ated the meet as he won the 100-
yard dash, posting the best time of
his career, 9.5, which was disallowed
because of the tremendous wind ad-
vantage. Buddy then went on to win
the 220 in :21.2, also running the
third lap on the winning mile relay
team to climax a fine individual per-
Kraeger Stars
Fifteen of the 34 men who com-
peted for Michigan turned in their

New York 8, Pittsburgh 7.
Cincinnati 1, Boston 0.
St. Louis 11, Philadelphia 6.
Brooklyn 14, Chicago 3.
New York at Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia at St. Louis, night.
Boston at Cincinnati.
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