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aiUIAX, u u, TnTi MtICHIGAN DOAILY

Ypsilanti nne Bows to

Wolverines;

.Practice Game Gives
Second Team, 3,-1, Win
Outfielder McKeachic Drives in Winning Run;
Detroit Amateur Squad Plays Here Today

By WALT KLEE
Taking advantage of two errors
and a wild pitch in the eighth inning,
the Michigan baseball team's B Squad
scored two runs to win a 3-1 prac-
tice game from the Michigan State
Normal team from Ypsilanti.
Yesterday's victory was the first in
two practice games scheduled for this
weekend, the first team meeting the
Arthur's Clothes amateur nine from
Detroit at 2:00 p.m. today on the
Ferry Field diamond.
Game Dull affair
Yesterday's practice game was a
dull affair that saw the "Teachers"
commit seven missplays while the
victorious Wolverines were guilty of
two. Each team was weak at the
plate dividing six hits equally be-
tween them.
Duane McKeachie was the big gun
for the Wolverines with two singles
and a long sacrifice fly to centerfield
which scored the third Maize and
Blue run. Paul Veith's single in the
seventh inning was the only other
Michigan safety.
McCoy in Charge
Assistant baseball coach Ernie Mc-
Coy was in charge of the B team yes-
terday while Ray Fisher had the
Boxing in State
Boycotted by
100 Managers
Protest Over Cancelled
Smith-McQuillan Bout
DETROIT, April 12 - (A') - New
York's boxing managers' guild, an
organization of approximately 100
managers representing nearly 90 per
cent of the nation's best fighters, has
clamped a boycott on the state of
Michigan as a result of recent sus-
pension and fining of a member by
John J. Hettche, chairman of the
Michigan Athletic Commission.
Hettehe was advised today that the
guild has prohibited its members
from making matches in Michigan as
a result of a complaint by Angelo
Pucci, who asserted that Jimmy
Jones, manager of Petey Smith, New-
ark lightweight, was given "unfair
treatment" when he recently brought
Smith here for a bout with Bobby
McQuillar, of Port Huron, Mich.
The fight, scheduled March 18 at
Arena Gardens, was ordered can-
celled by the state commission be-
cause Smith failed to make a con-
tact weight of 135 pounds. As a re-
sult of last-minute cancellation pro-
moter Orville Godfrey was forced t
refund admissionsprice to approxi-
mately 2,000 fans and soon an-
nounced his retirement as a pro-
moter.
Smith, unable to fill a postpone-
ment date because of a previous com-
mitment to fight in New Jersey, was
set down indefinitely and both he
and Jones were assessed $150 fines
by the Michigan commission.
Pucci, who is Jones' booking agent,
told the guild that Smith had ac-
cepted the Detroit fight on short no-
tice without agreeing to make any
special weight. Hettche denied this,
however, declaring that he is in pos-
session of a signed and witnessed
contract for Smith to make 135
pounds.

first team engaging in a long batting
practice on the diamond at the south
end of Ferry Field.
Tom Urquhart started on the
mound for the Michigan team and
allowed Rod Cambreau, the first man
to face him to reach first base on a
single .to left field. Bob Saxton and
Pat Morrison followed Urquhart to
the mound before Dick Savage came
on to pitch the last three innings for
the Wolverines.
Savage in Trouble
Savage was the only Wolverine
hurler to face any trouble. The
Teachers loaded the bases in the top
half of the eighth with a walk, an er-
ror and a single before the Wolverine
righthander retired a man. He got
by with only one run, made on a long
fly ball to left field, as he fanned one
and Chuck Nemeth was caught steal-
ing on a beautiful peg by Michigan's
catcher, Al Capaferi.
But then the Wolverines scored two
runs on two errors, by the catcher
and second baseman, a wild pitch
and a sacrifice.
Game Today
Today's game will see the team
that Fisher plans to start in the sea-
son opener next Friday against
Wayne. Walt Kell will play at the
third base position and probably bat
in the lead off slot. ,
Bob Nussbaumer will bat second
and play in centerfield. Don Robin-
son will be at short and bat in the
third slot. In the cleanup position
will be Jack Weisenberger, who will
take a defensive post in left field.
Tallet at First
Fisher will probably start Jack
Tallet at first, although there is a
possibility that Ed Bahlow may get
the nod. Batting sixth will be the
right fielder, Bob Chappuis followed
by Dom Tomasi who will cover the
keystone sack.
Elmer Swanson will bat in eighth
position and take care of the back-
stopping duties. Michigan will prob-
ably use five pitchers, Cliff Wise and
the four B-Men, Bliss Bowman, Dick
Bodycombe, "Pro" Boim and Earl
Block.
Baseball Scores
At Davenport, Iowa.
Chicago (A) 000 001 100 - 2 8 4
Chicago (N) 011 020 61X-11 12 0
Grove, Papish (7) and Dickey; Pas-
seau, Chipman (9) and Livingston,
S4cheffing (9)
At Boston, Mass.
Boston (N) 002 011 100 - 5 13 1
Boston (A) 202 502 OOX-11 13 1
Wright, Singleton (4), R. Williams
6) Hutchings (6),nHendrickson (6)
Reid (8) and Poland, Hofferth (6) ;
Ferriss, Harris (5) Deutsch (7) and
McGah.
At Brooklyn.
* 4 4
New York (A) 000 03030-6 7 4
Brooklyn (N) 000 050 000-5 4 1
Chandler, Stanceu (5) Roser (5)
and Dickey. Silvestri (7); Gregg,
Casy (6), Roy (9) and Anderson,
Franks (9)
* * *
At Kansas City.
St. Louis (N) 200 00) 010 2-5 1 0
Kan. C. (AA) 100 100 001 00-3 5 1
Dickson, Surkont (3), Schmidt (7)
and Rice, Burmeister (7); Bianco,
Murray (9), and Silvera, Valenzuela
(10).

Netters Prepare for Opeier;
Weir Reveals Si noles Lineup0
aptaIill Iost; liottelier Uable 1o I Ariicipate
By DEEGERAIN on the 1942 team. Another varsity
Taken in by the weather again, the member returning this year is Fred
1946 tennis squad has been forced Wellington, who will be in numberE
to round into shape amid the hard three spot. Two new members pac-
wood courts of the Sports' Building, in the fourth and fifth singles' pos -
wood cours opfng mth Spts Buidi tion are Dean McClusky and Jim
for the opening match against Michi- Evans. The concluding place is heldp
gan State here on tapril 24. y Paul Schoenlaub.
Coach Leroy Weir, however, is well Various doubles' combinations of
. atisfied with the present singles' tlese men have been tried, but Coach
line-up and is now in the process of Weir has not paired off any definite
developing the doubles' combination twosomes as yet. Next week's prac-
for the defending Conference team. tice sessions will determine final
Hersh Number One ositions.
Playing number one position will WirP aysun h
be Jack Hersh, letter winner from Weirannouned that Captain Lave
last year. Bill Milulich holds down the Post would be unable to play this
number two position. He received season due to the heavy load he is
freshman numerals while playing carrying in Medical Schol. Post play-

Mickey Owen Changes Mind;
Leaves Brooklyn for Mexico
ST. LOU IS, A pril 12- (R'--Mickey and publicil y," a nd I ag reed to get
Ow en, former Brooklyn catcher, has him over thc bordcr as swiftly and
changed his mind about rejoining secretly as possible," Alfonso was
the Dodgers and accompanied by his quoted as saying. "Mickey and his
wife, Gloria, crossed the border at wife stayed in my home in Nuevo
Laredo, Texas, caught an airplane Laredo last night."
at 12:40 p.m. and announced he will
tak with Jorge Pasquel at Mexico1
City at a p.m. today, the Star-Times i (Ustilu U cC (
raid in a copyright story.
Owen's decision to carry out terms MEXICO CITY, April 12-)---The
of an agreement he signed April 2 Mexican Baseball League has been
with the Mexican League was dis- "insulted very much," says its presi-
closed by Alfonso Jasquel in a long- dent, Jorge Pasquel, and the only
distance telephone conversation from I remedy is for U.S. baseball commis-
Nuevo Laredo with Ray Gillespie, sioner A. B. (Happy) Chandler to
Staff-Times sports writer. . come to Mexico for a meeting.
Gillespie quoted Alfonso as saying: The south-of-the-border baseball
"Mickey told me he never intended potentate, replying to a statement
to run out on his contract with the made by Chandler in Cincinnati to-
Mexican League. He explained that day that he did not recognize Mr.
while he was driving here from St. Pasquel "because we have never
Louis he was encountered at several heard from him officially," said:
places along the route by agents of "Chandler says he has never offi-
organized baseball, advising him not cially heard about us. Well, I have
to go to Mexico and threatening him never heard officially of him either.
with a five-year suspension from "I have merely heard of him
baseball in the United States." through the newspapers, and have
Gillespie said Alfonso told him it heard that he is just a puppet in the
was with the idea of throwing these hands of the club owners.
people off his trail that Owen said "We have been insulted very much,
he would return to the Dodgers. and the only way to remedy matters
"Mickey explained he wanted to go is for Chandler to come to Mexico
to Mexico without a lot of fanfare for a meeting."

SECOND SACKER-Dominic To-
ruasi is Ccach Fisher's choice to
start at the keystone position to-
morrow against the Arth u's
Clothes team from Detroit.

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ON RIGH T TRACK!
Field House Host to Rouge Relays;
67 High Schools To Run Tonight

ed. in tne number five spot on last
season's team. Roy Boucher, another
letter winner may be used in a doub-
le combination, but law studies pre-
vent him from competing in singles.
Boucher alternated in both singles
and doubles on the '45 squad.
Play will be attempted on the out-
door courts this afternon and every-
day till the opening mgatch. Weir
stated that the outdoor sessions
might change the present position
holders but not to any great degree.

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One of the outstanding high school
events of this state wil take place
this evening when the annual River
Rouge Invitational Relays gets un-
der way at Yost Field House at 7:30
p.m.
Approximately 800 athletes from 37
high schools will participate. They
come from all over Michigan, rang-
ing from Traverse City 250 miles
away to Ann Arbor High School,
right down the street from the Field
House. The only important area
which will not be represented is De-
troit, since the high schools there
are not eligible to compete outside
the city.
100 Enter Sprints
Some idea of the size and scope of
the meet can be gathered from inter-
esting statistics on its organization.
There are 100 entries in the sprints
alone, and it will be necessary to
have 14 heats of eight men each to
select the finalists in that event. The
same is true in the hurdles, and there
are 75 entries in the high jump. Be-
cause of the ciowded conditions, some
of the heats w~ill be held outside of
the Ferry Field track. The qualifying
heats alone will take four hours, be-
ginning at 1 p.m.
Many other problems have arisen
in conducting a meet of such huge
proportions. Meals have to be provid-
ed for the 800 trackmen, their coach-
es and trainers. In order to handle
the athletes' clothing while they are
competing, 2600 clothes checks and
1000 hangers have been provided.
Michigan Tracksters Officiate
Members of the Michigan varsity
track team will act as officials. In
former years, the Michigan team also
put on an exhibition in the various
events but this feature has been cur-
tailed because of the tremendous
size of the meet. A track clinic, in
w1I i('hsonic of the coaches gave talk:,
on different aspects of track and
field, also has b'een a bandoned for
the same reason.
The meet is primarily one for all
state high school runners, in that no
attempt has been made to limit the
field to outstanding high school stars.
However ,imany fine performances
will be forthcoming, as this has been
the case every year.
The meet promises to be a very
colorful event and an interesting
evening for the spectators.
Admission will be through presen-
tation of student identification cards
or a 25-cent admission fee.
The schedule of events:
1:30-trials
4:30-Medley relay, Class 2
5:00-Medley relay, Class _l
6:15-pole vault

7:00-Welcome by Ray Howell, Ri-
ver Rouge Board of Educa-
tion, and Kenneth Doherty
7:05-65 yard high hurdles
shot put
high jump
7:20-60 yard dash
7:30-Mile run (four timed heats)
8:00-440 yard run
8:25-65 yard low hurdles
8:40-880 yard run
9:10-880 yard relay
9:30-presentation of trophies
Tigers Defeat
Braves Behind
Six-hit Pitching
DAYTON, OHIO, April 12--(P)--
Home runs by Ed Mierkowicz and Bill
Hitchcock and six-hit pitching by Hal
Newhouser, Tommy Bridges and Al
Benton helped the Detroit Tigers
to a 4 to 3 exhibition victory here
today over the Cincinnati Reds.
It was Detroit's second win in two
days over the Reds, who had licked
the world champions three times
during Florida training. The same
clubs meet for the last time tomorrow
at Columbus with Cincinnati leading
their spring series four games to two.
Mierkowicz, subbing at first base
for Hank Greenberg, knocked in
two runs with his first inning homer,
thus pinning the defeat on lefty
Clyde Shoun, who gave up three runs
and four hits in the first four innings.
Hitchcock's circuit blow in the fifth
produced the only Tiger run off Har-
ry Gumbert, who finished for the
Reds.
Hal Newhouser, who left for De-
troit immediately after the game to
prepare to pitch Tuesday's American
League opener against the St. Louis
Browns, hurled three scoreless inn-
ings and allowed only one hit to eafn
credit for the victory.
Bridges, who followed, gave up
four hits andt1 two Cincinnati r uns
while fanning, four men in his three
inning turn and the only Cincinnati
hit off Benton, who worked the last
three innings, was rookie Grady Hat-
ton's eighth inning home run.
The Detroit victory left the Tigers
needing a decision over the Reds to-
morrow to close out their exhibition
season against major league oppon-
ents with an even .500 rating. To date
the Tigers have won 15 and lost 16
against big league teams.

The schedule:
April 24 Michigan State, here
26 Purdue, there
27 Indiana, there
30 Wayne, here
May 4 Illinois, here
9 'Western Michigan, here
11 Chicago, here
16 Northwestern, there
17 Ohio State, there
18 Minnesota, there
21 Kalamazoo, here
23 Michigan, there
25 Notre Dame, there
30 Conference Champion-
ships, at Evanston
31 Conference Champion-
ships.
Jrne 1 Conference Champion-
ships.

All students interested in trying
out for the Daily sports staff re-
port to the sports desk in the Pub-
lications Building at 4:15 p.m.
either Monday or Tuesday.

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