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APRIL 26, 1947



Loses Big



Illini Rally To Overcome
Early Wolverine Margin
Rotblatt Throttles Michigan with Three Hits;
Wise To Face Brittin in Series Final Today

Wildcats, Iowa
Win Big Nine
Baseball Tilts
Ohio State Upset

Illinois Relay Beaten at Penn;
T hompson Wins in Drake Meet


Coach Ray Fisher took a gamble
that paid off for seven innings
yesterday but his luck ran out on
him, and Illinois pushed over five
runs in the last two frames to de-
feat Michigan 7-3 before the 2,500
fans who turned out for the Con-
ference opener.
The two teams square off again
today at 2:00 p.m. at Ferry Field.,
Rankin Starts
Fisher's gamble was the starting
of Walter "Bud" Rankin in the
place of his 'veteran righthander.
Cliff Wise. The chunky lefthander
from Detroit had started only one
game previously this year, but he
looked like a safe bet going into
the eighth with a three hitter and
3-2 lead.
Then the roof fell in. With one
down, Andy Phillip of "Whiz Kid"
basketball fame was safe on
Jack Weisenburger's error. Rankin
walked Julie Rykovich but then
struck out Lee Eilbracht to ap-
parently get out of danger. How-
ever, Jim Neufeldt batted for Gus
' Steger and beat out a hit to deep
short. Weisenburger then came up
with his second error of the inning
and Phillip scored with the tying
run. Rykovich came home a min-
ute later on a passed ball with
what proved to be the winning
Illini Settle Issue
Just to settle the issue, the
Fighting Illini came back with
three more in the ninth on dou-
bles by Phillip and Eilbracht and
singles by Rykovich and Bob
Michigan had moved out to a
2-J lead in the first when Veith
I-M Sports

By Northwestern,


opened by getting life on a two
base error. Bump Elliott walked,
Howie Wikel sacrificed the two
runners along and Weiseriburger
was given an intentional pass to
load the bases. Dom Tomasi walk-
ed to force Vieth in ,and Elliott
came home when Charley Ketterer
bounced out, second to first.
'M' Scores in Fourth
' They picked up their last one
in the fourth when they bunched
two of the three hits they got off
Mary Rotblatt, and a wild peg by
catcher Eilbracht to score. John
Kulpinski and Rankin had both
lined singles to center when Eil-
bracht heaved the ball into center
field trying to pick Kulpinski off
second- who raced home wikh the
Illinois came back with two in
the fifth when Bob Anderlik con-
nected with a booming double to
the tennis courts to score- Malley
and Rotblatt who had singled and
It was the third straight con-
ference win for Rotblatt who f an-
ned eight and pitched brilliantly
over six Illinois errors. Michigan
chipped in four errors to add to
the general confusion of a game
highlighted by wierd plays which
kept the umpires fingering the
rulebook throughout.
Wise Goes Today
Today Fisher will lead with his
veteran ace, Cliff Wise, who was
unbeaten last year and holds a
3-1 record in pre-conference com-
petition this year. Illinois will
counter with their ace righthand-
er, Johnny Brittin in order to

EVANSTON, Ill., April 25-(A)
-Northwestern won its second
straight Big Nine baseball victory
today as pitcher Dick Bokelman
spaced five hits in beating Ohio
State 5 to 2.
The Buckeyes, suffering their
second loss in five starts, collected
two blows in the seventh inning
-singles by George Ranz and
pitcher Pete Perini - to push
across their two runs with the aid
of an error.
Northwestern cinched the game
with a three run seventh by com-
bining Chuck Hendricks' triple
and singles by Jim Moore and
Don Burson with an error.
Ohio State 000 000 200-2 5 4
Northwestern 100 000 31x-5 8 1
Perini, Brown (7) and N.
Ranz; Bokelman and Moore.
IOWA CITY, Ia., April 25-(AP)-
The University of Iowa gained a
first inning run, bunched three
runs in the seventh and then beat
back a determined Wisconsin rally
in the ninth today to take their
third Big Nine Conference base-
ball victory of the season, 4-2.
Bud Flanders scored the first
Iowa Hawkeye run after smash-
ing a triple to right field. In the
seventh inning Badger pitcher
Jim Thompson intentionally pass-
ed Doc Dunagan, and Jack Ditt-
mer, the next man up, poled a line
triple into right field, scoring two
men. He came home on Bob
Cook's error on the throw-in.
Wisconsin 000 000 002--2 5 1
Iowa 100 000 30x-4 7 3
Thompson and Wilscon; Faber
and Ebner.
Queller Lost
To Trackmen
Michigan's outdoor track hopes
suffered a serious setback yester-
day when Coach Ken Doherty an-
nounced that Don Queller, ace dis-
tance star, will not be able to com-
pete for the remainder of the year
due to a sinus infection.
Queller has been plagued all
year by colds bordering on bron-
chitis, and immediately after the
indoor conference meet he was
forced to take a month lay-off.
He returned in time to make the
trip to California, but the infec-
tion appeared stronger than ever
when he returned to Ann Arbor.
Queller's loss seriously weakens
Michigan's traditional strength in
the distance events. Along with
Herb Barten he had recorded the
fastest times on the team for the
mile and the half-mile, and was
being groomed f or the two-mile.
Coach Doherty hopes that Quel-
ler will be able to run again next
year. The former Indiana star
was being touted as a possibility
for the two-mile run on the Amer-
ican Olympic team.

-A great half-mile anchor legj
by Reggie Pearman gave New
York University the sprint medley
championship and prevented Illi-"
nois from making a clean sweep
of the three team events on the
first day's program- at the Penn
Relays today.
Pearman, trailing by ten yards
at the start of the final leg,
made up the distance and breez-
ed past Bob Rehberg of Illinois
just short of the tape to spring
the biggest surprise of the day
before some 5,000 fans at Frank-
lin Field.
The N.Y.U. team, which also in-
cluded Milford Parker, Ira Kaplan
and Homer Gillis, completed the
four legs of 440, 220, 220 and 880
yards in 3:26.2.
Pearman stepped the anchor leg
in 1:51.5.
Illinois already had captured theI
quarter-mile and distance medley
relays and looked like a cinch to
defend its sprint medley title and
make it three in a row when Herb
McKenley came from behind to
take a five yard lead on the second
The event was run in three
sections, with the places decided
on a time basis, but NYU and
Illinois wound up first and sec-
ond in the final placings'
Bernie Mayer of New York Uni-
versity was the day's only double
winner in the individual events,
taking the discus throw with a toss
of 147 feet 912 inches after he had
won the shotput with an effort of
53 feet 61/2 inches.

DES MOINES, April 25--(,P)-
Jerry Thompson, University of
Texas Junior, back from a four
year hitch in Uncle Sam's Navy.
today resumed his role as one of
the nation's outstanding distance
Outruns Field
Thompson, a 22-year-old 120-
pound lad from Dallas, literally
ran 19 rivals out of gas in gallop-
ing to a one-sided victory in the
two mile run opening the 38th
Drake Relays. Thompson re-
claimed the two-mile title he last
won here in 1943.
The lithe, black-haired Thomp-
son left no doubt as to his superi-
ority after the bark of the starting
gun. He jumped into the lead and
steadily increased his advantage
over Walter Karkow, Illinois, who
finished second 80 yards back.
Considering that Thompson was
making his first start in two mile
competition this season, his time
of 9:30.6 was favorable. It was
the best time at Drake for the
distance since Thompson won the
event four years ago in 9:31,4.
Tops Seven Event Program
Thompson's performance high-
lighted the opening day program
of seven championship events wit-
nessed by a topcoatedcrowd of
9,000 spectator's who were chilled
despite a beaming sun. The relays
drew a record breaking entry of
2,000 athletes from81 universities
and colleges spread through 18
states, plus 60 Iowa high school
Before the day's assault on rec-
ords was finished, one college
and five high school marks were

strengthen their claim to
year's crown. Their record
stands at 4-1 in league play.





John Scopis and his partner Be
Weiss dropped the first game, bu.
took the next two by the identica
score of 21-16 to annex the All
Campus Handball Doubles titl
from Lee Setomer and Carl Conlin
* * *
Clear weather permitted three
previously postponed softball
contests to be played off yester-
day in the I-M fraternity divi-
sion. Pushing across the win-
ning run after four extra in-
nings, Phi Sigma, Delta edged
Sigma Alpha Mu, 6-5.
Peppy Carlin singled to open th:
tenth 'frame and advance on ar
other safety. He scored easily whe
Bob Miller sent the ball over sec
ond into center to end the gam
A pair of four baggers highlight,
ed the sixth run barrage in the
half of the final inning as Delt
Kappa Epsilon outslugged Kapp
Sigma 18-10. After Tom Matthew
stepped up to the plate with th
bases loaded and clouted his home
run, Jim Hubbard followed su
with the second round-tripper an
the last run.
Ssi Upsilon outlasted Phi Sig-
ma Kappa, 11-10, with the two
teams trading runs every other
inning. Once more Phi Delta
showed their explosive stick
power by blasting their second
victim, the Alpha Delts, 17-0.

Anderlik, 2b ... 5
Phillip, lb ...5
Rykovich, if . 4
Eilbracht, c 5
Steger, c, rf 3
Neufeldt, rf 1
Wakefield, 3b 4
Miller, cf4.....4
Malley, ss......3
Fisher, ss...... 0
Rotblatt, p .... 3
TOTALS ... 37
Vieth, lf.......5
Elliott, cf .....3
Wikel, rf, lb .. 4
Weisenburger, ss 2
Tomasi, 2b .... 3
Ketterer, 3b ... 4
Boor, lb..3.. 3
Kulpinski, c 4
Rankin, p 2
Wiese, if .......0
**Raymond. 1
* * *Fancett .... 0
TOTALS ... 32



Red Sox Will Take Pennant
In American LeagueAgaiin
By BUCK )AWSON kees-With neither the power
Three weeks in Florida this the pitching of old, the Yanks c
spring have given your reporter a not be considered as a penn
look at most of the major league contender but should still be g
teams and a chance to talk base- enough for third place.
ball with managers, players, and Fourth - Cleveland - The In
sportswriters, whose life is center- ans have fair pitching anc
ed on and around the diamond. strong defensive infield but
On the basis of our observations- weak on hitting. Bob Feller,"
visual and auditory-we will stick Keltner, Lou Boudreau, and
our proverbial neck way out and Gordon are prominent name p
predict the outcome from top to ers which earn the Indians fou
bottom in the American League. rating.
You'll hate me and I hate my- Fifth-Chicago-Jimmy Dy
self but here goes: and currently Ted Lyons havep
First Place-Not Detroit but the formed miracles in Chicago
Boston Red Sox-last year's chain- years but on paper the ane
pions are much stronger. Their Sox are a fifth place club.
weak spots on third and in right Sixth - St. Louis -- The da
field are capably filled by new horse Browns should do be
men, and they are still strong than last year when the 1944 P
down the middle where it counts. nant winners finished sever
Second Place-Detroit Tigers-_ New manager Muddy Rueli
The Tigers with Newhouser, Trout, genius with pitchers.
Trucks, Hutchinson, and Houtte- Seventh -Washington -
man have the best pitching in Senators are made u of capa
baseball, but there are too many but aging veterans. Catching
question marks elsewhere. They weak as is the second base c
can win only if all the questionable bination.
men come through. Eighth-Philadelphia-
Third Place-New York Yan- IF . .* 6 T_ -- rr,

d a
is a
g is

le Batted for Boor in 5th
- Batted for Rankin in 9th
it * * Fancett ran for Kulpinski in
d 9th
RBI; Anderlik 2, Phillip, Ryko-
vich, Eilbracht, Tomasi, Ketterer.
Doubles: Anderlik, Phillip. SO:
Rankin 7, Rotblatt 8; BB: Rankin
3, Rotblatt 6; Double plays: Phillip
unassisted; Wakefield to Phillip;
Passed ball: Kulpinski; Left on
bases: Michigan 7, Illinois 5.



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KALAMAZOO, April 25-(IP)-
Kalamazoo College dropped a
hard fought tennis match to the
University of Illinois, defending
Western Conference champions,
5-4 here this afternoon. With the
score tied at 4-4 the Illini captured
the deciding doubles match in
three bitterly contested sets, Roger
Downs and Ben Migdow downing
Jack Sunderland and Al Hetzeck
5-7 6-3 10-8. The loss was the
fourth in seven matches for the
Kalamazooans. Tomorrow t h e
Hornets entertain Ohio State.
Pellone Whips Taylor
In Detroit Main Event
DETROIT, April 25-(IP)--Tony
Pellone, little New York Italian,
came strong in the last three
rounds tonight to earn a 10-round
split decision over Chuck Taylor,
Michigan's Mark Abend won
two matches yesterday in the
National Intercollegiate Bil-
liards tournament, defeating
Robert Below of Purdue, and
Jerry Smith of Minnesota. The
Round Robin Event will wind
up today.


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