7, 1949 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
by b. s.brown, sports editor
Wolverine Bats Sizzle;
Contest Called in Eighth
Maiwe nd Blue Ran MSC for Eleven Hits
MacDonald Paces S
By KEN BIALKIN
The Wolverines knocked the ball
all over the lot here yesterday as
tig Bill Taft pitched a four-hit
1hutout to beat Michigan State by
a score of 5-0.
The game was played in a con-
stant drizzle which began in the
second inning and continued uptil
the game was called after seven
Ond one-half innings because of
rain and darkness.
* * *
MICHIGAN SCORED its first,
and ,What proved to be its winning,
Iun In the last half of the fourth
runnng. With one man out Wo-
verine first-sacker Jack MacDon-
kld stepped into one of 'Buz' Bow-
ers curve balls and blasted a tre-
niendous triple into deep right
With MacDonald on third
base Wolverine shortstop Bob
Wolff sent a line drive double
into left field scoring MacDon-
ald. Captain Hal "Tubby" Ray-
mond then hit a hard ball right
it the Spartan shortstop and
Wolff was caught off second
base in a run down.
The Wolverine power really
showed itself in the fifth inning
Because of the track meet
scheduled for 4:30 this after-
noon, the baseball game be-
tween Michigan and Notre
IDme will begin at 2:50 p.m.
as Spartan pitcher Bowers was
blasted for five hits, including two
triples, and four runs.
Left-fielder Willard Baker led
off the fifth inning with a single
and was sacrificed to second by
till Buckholz. Ralph Morrison sent
Baker scampering home with a
iple blasted out into right field.
AFTER MORRILL struck out
Ted Kobringkept the rally alive
4rith a 'single smashed off the
ird baseman's glove, scoring
Morrison. Jack MacDonald then
exploded his second triple of the
afternoon into right-center field,
Wolff then came through
'with his second hit in as many
'inirigs and scored MacDonald
on -an infield single. Hal Ray-
mond ended the inning by
grounding out to third.
In twirling his superb four-hit-
ter, Taft did not allow more than
one hit in any inning. Big Bill
StrucLk out two men and walked
live as he chalked up his first win
since the season opened at Pur-
Taft was in real trouble only
Once, when with two out in the
third inning he walked Dan Ur-
banik, Spartan third-sacker. Ru-
tenbar singled Urbanik to second
and Ed Sobczak drew a base on
balls to load the bases. But Taft
then got Jack Kinney to force
Sobczak at second to end the in-
ITrAn lkA 1111. .a1t V Gil . aaa..
uad With Two Triples
IN BANGING out eleven hits
against the Spartans, the Wolver-
ines collected five extra base blows,
three triples and two singles. For
the Wolverines MacDonald, Wolff,
Morrison and Kobrin each collect-
ed two safeties.
The Michigan batters blasted
Bowers so heavily that he was
replaced in the sixth inning by
Bloch who pitched until the
game was called in the last half
of the eighth inning.
Coach Ray Fisher hopes that his
hitters will use the lumber against
Notre Dame this afternoon in the
same way that they used it yes-
terday against Michigan State.
. STATE AB R
awrence, 2b 4 0
rbanik, 3b ..2 0
utenbar, if ..3 0
obczak, cf ... 3 0
inney, rf .... 3 0
agdon, c ...3 0
echard, lb ..2 0
arta, ss.....3 0
towers, p .... 2 0
TOTALS ..26 0
Tight Battle Seen
By ROG GOELZ
Coach Don Canham and his
Wolverine cinder squad will open
their 1949 outdoor track season
against a slightly favored Cali-
fornia squad this afternoon at
The meet, starting at 4:30, will
be the first twilight affair in the
history of the Ferry Field track
BRUTUS HAMILTON, Bear
mentor, will be sending a 22 man
squad against the Wolverines and
will be out to gain some of the
prestige lost by the Bears in their
841/2-46% drubbing by highly
The Bears are counting on the
efforts of Don Anderson, Walt
Briant, and Tom Clark to off-
set the loss of point scorers
Roland Maples and Dick Cotton
who were left behind when the
Bears left on their Spring Va-
cation jaunt to Ann Arbor.
Anderson is expected to push
Michigan's Art Henrie all the way
in the 100 yard and 220 yard
dashes while Briant and Jim Mit-
chell will hook up in a close high
Clark and Herb Barten are
similarly rated as close finishers
in the half-mile run.
* * *
IN THE FIELD events, Mich-
igan will be sending Ed Ulvestad
against California's Bill Paddock
in an effort to gain valuable points
in the pole vault.
California's highly. regarded
relay squad composed of Schu-
macher, Olson, Arnot and Jack-
son winners over Southern Cal's
team in 3:17.5 will be sent
against the Wolverines in the
Both Canham and Hamilton
reported their squads in excellent
physical shape for today's en-
counter and Hamilton, still ook-
irg'or'an explanation of the wide
margin gained by USC, anticipates
a close meet.
If there is any one factor that
might help the Wolverines offset
the pre-meet edge given to Cali-
fornia it will be the appearance of
cool weather to take the edge off
the Bear squad.
New York at Washington-(night)
Philadelphia at Boston
St. Louis at Detroit
Brooklyn at New York
Boston at Philadelphia (night)
Cincinnati at Chicago
Pittsburgh at St. Louis (night)
AND THEN THE RAINS CAME-Wolverine baseball coach Ray
Fisher (right) and reserves Jerry Dorr and Pat Hartzmark watch
anxiously as darkening skies halted the Michigan State contest
in the Maize and Blue half of the eighth inning. Michigan won
the abbreviated tilt, 5-0.
Michigan's golfers will be seek-
ing their second straight victory
when they meet the University of
Detroit Titans at one p.m. today at
A week ago a heavily-favored
Wolverine squad overpowered an
outclassed Detroit team by 30-61
* * *
THE MAIZE AND BLUE, re-
cently returned from Columbus
after a bitterly-contested loss to,
OSU, will field almost the same
squad as they did in their previous
encounter with the Titans.
The only omission from the
regular lineup will be Rog Kess-
ler, medalist in the OSU match
with two identical rounds of
75's, who will be replaced by
Rounding out the rest of the.
eight-man lineup will be Captain'
Ed Schalon, Pete Elliott, Chuck'
McCallum, Bob Olson, Leo Hauser,:
Keith LaClair and Sam Valuck.
Although Coach Bill Joyce's Ti-
tans were never in the running
during last week's match, their
number six man, Sam Kocsis,
turned in the outstanding indi-
vidual performance of the after-
noon. Kocsis, a brother of Mich-
igan amateur champion Chuck
Kocsis, toured the windswept lay-
out in a sizzling 73, only one over
AFTER TODAY'S match, the
Wolverines will play host this
coming Monday to Michigan State,
who will be out to revenge a lick-
ing suffered last year at the hands
of the Michigan Varsity.
Although Michigan lost its first
Conference dual meet, things are
still looking up. Several of the
Wolverine golfers who were hav-
ing; trouble at the beginning of the
season are finally rounding into
shape. It still looks like Mich-
igan's going to be the team to
beat for the Big Nine champion-
DO YOU KNOW.... The last
Conference player to win All-
Conference honors three succes-
sive years was Joe Reiff of
Northwestern in 1932-32-33.
T HEY SAY THAT the pen is mightier than the sword. I tried to
convince Ed Miclief, Scimitar Club prexy, of the validity of the
old adage last night, but with a few well-placed thrusts of the foil,
Ed brought me around to his way of thinking.
And it's a skilled sword that the 27-year old senior has been
wielding in competition for Michigan's unofficial fencing team
the past two years. In 13 state championship matches, Micllef
has come through with ten firsts and one third. His latest triumph
came last Sunday in Detroit where he was one of four men who
qualified for the state foil finals out of a field of 27 top fencers
from all parts of Michigan.
Also qualifying was Pete Young, another top Wolverine fencer.
They'll both be shooting for top honors in two weeks, but the
importantthing is that by1quali-
fying in the state open, they are
now eligible to enter the mid-
west and national championships,
which will be on the docket in
With the record Micllef and his
cohorts have piled up in competi
tion these past two years, it's a
shame that the Scimitar Club is
an unofficial Michigan represen-
tative. But the wrong can be cor-
rected when the Board in Control
of Intercollegiate Athletics meets
in the early part of May to decide
''***on the petition which has been
placed on its desk.
t I I fall to see why the Board
should veto the request for var-
sity status. Six of the Confer-
ence schools, and over 50 other
colleges and universities in the
country, have varsity squads.
ED MICLLEF Only Purdue, Wisconsin and
ED * E Michigan are out in the cold
when it comes to the sport of gallants in the Big Nine. Michigan
State, still awaiting the day when it can call itself a full-fledged
member of the Conference, has a fencing team.
About the only problem facing the Board is that of acquiring a
coach, but there are two men that could be called on in case the sport
is recognized, as it should be. Bela de Tuscan, nationally acclaimed
fencer from Detroit, is the logical choice. de Tuscan was the sword
pilot back in the early thirties, before the depression forced the sport
into the unofficial ranks.
The other possibility would deprive Ohio State of a fencer who
ranked second in the national intercollegiates a few years back.
Bob Kaplan was recommended to Micllef last year by Martinez Cos-
tello, Kaplan's coach at NYU, as a logical choice for the Michigan
coaching spot, if the sport were made official. But the offer was
not forthcoming and Kaplan took the Buckeye position. In his
first year, he led the Columbus laddies to the Conference champion-
ship, wresting the title from Illinois.
Since Kaplan first indicated an interest in Michigan, It
doesn't seem too far-fetched to believe that he would transfer
his abilities to Ann Arbor, if offered the position.
But this is all conjecture. It's up to the Board to recognize
fencing when it meets for the decision. You can put my name to the
list of those who would like to see the sport given varsity status so
that Wolverine supremacy in another activity can be asserted before
the passing of many more moons.
MICHIGAN AB R
Baker, if . . ..3 1
Buckholz, 2b .2 0
Morrison, cf ..4 1
Morrill, rf ....4 0
Kobrin, 3b ....3 1
MacDonald, lb 4 2
Wolff, ss ....2 0
Raymond, c ..4 0
Taft, p......4 0
TOTALS ..30 5]
*-Pitched for Bow
** Game called in t
of the eighth inning.
11 20 12 0
wers in the
he last half
CHICAGO-Johnny Groth, 22-
year old Detroit rookie outfield
sensation swung an accurate bat
at the start and finish as the
Detroit Tigers toppled the Chi-
cago White Sox, 6-2, and then,
7-5, in 10 innings in a double-
header before 13,799 persons here
In his first turn at bat Groth
singled, driving in two Tiger
runs. In the first extra round of
the second game, Groth's liner
hit first base and bounced away
for a two - run double that
clinched the Tiger triumph af-
ter the White Sox rallied for a
5-5 tie in the home ninth.
NEW YORK-Gerry Coleman,
rookie infielder, climaxed a bril-
liant day at the plate yesterday by
homering in the eighth with a
mate on base to give the New York
Yankees a 5-4 victor yover the
Coleman previously had whack-
ed out three singles. The recruit
also starred in the field, handling
seven chances flawlessly including
a fine catch of Ferris Fain's short.
fly that ended the game with two
BROOKLYN -The Brooklyn
Dodgers pulled the first triple
play of the major league season
and fielded flawlessly behind
Preacher Roe yesterday to whip
the Boston Braves, 5-2. Boston's
one error - a dropped fly by
Clint Conatser-cost the Braves
Gene Hermanski, one-time Dod-
ger regular, celebrated his return
to the lineup by starting the three-
ply out in the third inning and
by clouting a homer in the first.
CHICAGO - Tony Zale, for-
mer world's middleweight
champion, yesterday announced
his retirement from the ring-
thus stepping aside as the num-
ber one contender for the crown
now held by Marcel Cerdan.
* * *
CLEVELAND - Manager Lou
Boudreau hit his first homer of
the season and Bob Lemon hurled
his first shutout of the year yes-
terday as the Cleveland Indians
defeated the St. Louis Browns,
Boudreau's 385 - foot clout
over the left field fence in the
fourth inning was one of the
four hits allowed by Red Em-
bree, the former Tribe hurler.
It was right hander Bob Lem-
on's second straight victory of the
season, both at the expense of the
* * *
PHILADELPHIA -Del Ennis
slammed a home run with one
on in the 11th inning yesterday
to give the Philadelphia Phillies
a 12-11 triumph over the New
York Giants in a battle that saw
the Phils come from behind five
times before gaining the nod.
Brooklyn ........5 3
New York.......4 3
Pittsburgh .......4 3
St. Louis ........3 3
Cincinnati .......3 3
Chicago .......... 3 4
W L Pct. G.B.
New York ......7 1 .875 ...
Detroit ..........5 2 .714 11/2
Cleveland .......4 2 .667 2
Chicago .........5 4 .556 2 /
Philadelphia .....5 4 .556 2 /
Boston ..........3 4 .429 3
St. Louis ........1 7 .125 6
Washington.....1 7 .125 6
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