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?olverine Nine Opens Series

With Purdue Today.

* * *


Hicks Faces Boilermakers;
Conference Lead in Danger

TigersRap Bosox Twice, Take AL Lead

Another crucial Big Ten base-
ball week-end faces Michigan as
the Wolverines open a two-game
series with Purdue at Ferry. Field
this afternoon at 3:30.
Having lost its first Conference
game in six starts last week, Mich-
igan must sweep both ends of the
Boilermaker series to be certain of
maintaining its grip on the Big
Ten lead.
* * *
JUST ONE GAME behind the
pace-setting Wolverines, Wiscon-
sin (4-2) again challenges Michi-
gan's league supremacy as the
Badgers take on third place Iowa
(3-2) in two games at Madison.
Bob Hicks is Coach Ray Fish-
er's choice to face Purdue today,
with Ed Grenkoski slated to go
to the mound tomorrow. Hicks,
a 9-2 victim at the hands of
Illinois last week, now holds a
2-1 mark In league play.
By virtue of his 6-5 victory
over the Illini, Grenkoski is now
the leading hurler in the Big Ten
with a record of three wins with-
out defeat.
* * *
STARTING pitcher for the
Boilermakers today will be either
Mel Henson or Bob Whitmer.
Henson, with a 1-1 record

against Big Ten opponents,
became the first Purdue hurler
to chalk up a Conferenc win
this year as he turned back
Wisconsin on seven . hits last
week to fashion a 6-1 victory.
The triumph over the Badgers
put the Boilermakers in seventh
place in the Big Ten standings
with a 1-2 mark and enabled
Michigan to stay in first place
after the Wolverines had lost to
* * *
LAST SEASON Henson was a
miser to Michigan bats as he was
touched for but five hits in throt-
tling the Wolverines, 5-1, in the
Maize and Blue's 1949 Conference
Whitmer holds a season's
record of two wins and one de-
feat, the loss resulting from
dropping the first game of the
Wisconsin series, 5-0.
In the Big Ten batting depart-
ment the Wolverines list four
players over the .300 mark to the
Boilermakers' two. Ted Berce
(.800) is at the top of the list and
is followed by Purdue's Bill Skow-
ron (.500) and Bill Long (.455).
Completing the Michigan four-
some are Leo Koceski (.370),
Ralph Morrison (.333) and Pete
Palmer (.320).

-Daily-Ed Kozma
. . mound choice

Hayden, Lloyd Clinch Playoff
Berths in I-M Dorm Softball

Hayden and Lloyd Houses won
their softball contests this Mon-
day at Ferry Field to take the
championships in their respective
leagues, and to enable them to
move into the I-M Residence Hall
softball play-offs which start next
Hayden overpowered Cooley 18-
4, while Lloyd was downing Win-
chell 13-5. In other contests, Chi-
cago won a forfeit game from
Fletcher, and Green beat Ander-
son 10-5.
* * *
KEN KIERNAN smashed out a

Win Crowns
Four teams, the Foresters, Mich-
igan Christian Fellowship, Dod-
gers, and the Big Reds have
clinched Independent Intra-Mural
softball championships.
Featuring the Forester's drive to
the title were hurlers Bill Harmon
and Bob Vraem, who won three
contests between them. On the
hitting side the Foresters were led
by Ray Buck, who blasted two
homers, and Mick Campbell, who
clouted two triples and two dou-
bles among his blows.
* * *
TOM DEVRIES, a hurler who
twirled two victories, and Bill
Hicks and Bob Willoughby, hefty
hitters, highlighted the Michigan
Christian Fellowship first place
squad. Willoughby boomed two cir-
cuit clouts while Hicks blasted one
round tripper.
Aided by a no-hitter by Wally
Gascek and long distance clout-
ing by Earl Keyes, the Dodgers
took their divsion crown with a
three won and no loss record.
Keyes won one contest with a
two run homer.
The Big Reds clinched their di-
vision crown downing the Muffers
10-7. On the mound the Reds have
Fred Walters, who is noted for his
wind-mill style of hurling. Walters
won all three of the Reds games.
The following are the sandings
in the race for the Independent
Intra-Mural trophy:
1. Forestry 653
2. Michigan Christian
Fellowship 632
3. Newman Club 579
4. Robert Owen's Co-op 445
5. Hawaians 396

single, double a grand-slam home
run and scored four runs to lead
Hayden to their lopsided victory
over Cooley. The winners put the
game on ice in the third inning
when they bunched five hits with
four walks to score eight- runs.
Lloyd didn't have to take Bad-
vantage of four Winchell errors
as their big six-run second inn-
ing proved enough to trim the
latter. Len Steinbrook's home
run featured the winner's 11-hit
Howie Christenson hurled a six-
hitter for Lloyd. Deil Wright led
the losers at the plate, with a
triple and a home run in three
times at bat.
only one hit in the second inning,
Greene went on to whip Anderson
10-5. The winners drew seven free
passes in their big inning.
Lloyd House will meet Win-
chell, and Hayden will clash
with Tyler in the semi-final
play-offs of the softball league.
In the race for the I-M Resi-
dence Hall all-sports crown, Hay-
den is in first place, well out in
front of their nearest rival. They
have 1262 points, while Williams,
in second place has 1108 points.
However, both teams are in the
softball play-offs. Williams has a
chance to gain on Hayden, if they
can win the play-offs. The only
other sports on the schedule which
have not been completed are
horseshoes, from which both Hay-
den and Williams have been eli-
minated, tennis, which is still be-
ing played, and golf, which starts
May 20.
The following are the standings
of the residence halls in the race
for their Intra-Mural trophy:
1. Hayden 1262
2. Williams 1108
3. Wenley 1068
4. Michigan 1015
5. Adams 916
6. Winchell . 915
7. Cooley 894
8. Prescott 878
9. Lloyd 868
10. Tyler 852

Nu Sigma Nu,
Victor in 21-0
Softball Game
Delta Sigma Delta
TopplesLaw Club
Hugh Cameron pitched a one-
hit game against Tau Epsilon Rho
Monday as Nu Sigma Nu romped
to a 21-0 shutout in professional
fraternity softball.
Paced by Jack Macris, Pete
Hamill, and Herb Spencer, each of
whom had a homerun, the victors
made a runaway of the game,
scoring 11 runs in the first inn-
ing. Nu Sigma Nu has three form-
er Michigan football players on
its team, Tom Peterson, Bill Bart-
lett and Ralph Straffon.
*. * *
prised the Law Club 12-3 Wednes-
day evening, pounding out 4 runs
in the first inning, followed by 6
in the second frame.
Frank Zack pitched his third
straight victory of the cam-
paign, having held his oppo-
nents to a maximum of four
runs in each one. John Glick
collected a round tripper, while
Ray Sowush and Joe Ponsetto
each collected 2 hits in 5 times
at bat.
ASPA took a 5-4 thriller from
Alpha Omega. The game was tied.,
going into the sixth inning, when
a batch of Omega errors lost them
I-M Scores
Anderson 7 Hinsdale 6
Nakamura 13 Civil Engineers
AFPA 7 Alpha Kappa Psi 2
Phi Sigma Nu 12 Alpha Chi
Sigma 2
Psi Omega 20 Phi Epsilon
Kappa 6
Robert Owen 6 Misfits 6 (tie)
the game. Jerry Abramson and
Dick Posner pitched for the losers,
while Warren Collins drove in 3
of their 4 runs.
Errors again were the deciding
factor, as Sigma Delta Chi beat
Phi Delta Phi 8-5. Each side had
5 hits.
Phi Epsilon Kappa is playing
Delta Sigma Pi in professional
fraternity tennis. The Kappa's
have so far won the first singles,
7-5, 6-1.
The following are the standings
of the professional fraternities in
the race for their Intra-Mural

By The Associated Press
A combination of ragged first
game pitching and costly nightcap
errors by Ted Williams and Walt
Dropo enabled the Detroit Tigers
to move to the top of the Ameri-
can League standings by sweeping,
a doubleheader yesterday from the
Boston Red Sox, 13-4 and 5-3.
The Tigers caught up with Joe
Dobson, the first game starter, at
an early stage and, as three other
luckless Boston hurlers took turns
on the mound, Red Rolfe's hard-
driving performers totaled 11 hits
and 14 bases on balls.
* * *
along behind that lusty support
until the eighth inning when Wil-
liams unloaded the bases with a
grand slam homer for all the Bos-
ton runs.
Williams' miscue on Kell's sin-
gle in the eighth inning of the
second game allowed three runs
to clatter across the plate to
overcome a 2-0 Red Sox margin.
Kryhoski opened the ninth with
a home run to increase that
lead, and Dropo's error set up
Art Houtteman was called upon
to protect the Tigers on the mound
during the last two frames and
he was nicked for one tally.
* * *
IN A NIGHT game, the National
League leading Philadelphia Phil-
lies defeated the Pittsburgh Pir-
ates, 3-2, on Willie Jones' three
run homer in the first inning. It
was Jones' seventh circuit smash
of the season.
Robin Roberts, who hurled his
fourth victory against a pair of
losses, allowed one run in the
ninth but settled down to strike
out two pinch hitters with two
men on base.
Cliff Mapes and Tommy Hen-
rich powered the New York Yan-
kees to a twin bill sweep over theI

Five Fraternity Teams Take
Diamond Championships

Intramural fraternity softball
heads into its final week of regu-
lation play with four division
titles still to be decided.
The following fraternities have
clinched division crowns: number
one, Beta Theta Pi; number four,
Chi Psi; number five, Phi Delta
Theta; number six, Sigma Chi;
and number eight, Sigma Phi Ep-
silon. -
BETA THETA PI was the most
recent squad to enter the charm-
ed playoff circle. This group is led
by hurler Ollie Williams, who has
received credit for his team's four
victories. Bob Riddell and Ernie
Anderson lead the offensive fire-
Division three's present lead-
er is Sigma Nu, which has a
three won and no loss record.
Sigma Nu plays Pi Lambda Phi
Wednesday for the division first
place title. Pi Lambda Phi has
won two while losing one contest
thus far.
WITH THREE winning games
under his belt including a one-
hitter, Bill McMartin is pacing
Sigma Nu. McMartin along with
Ken Beckendorf and 'Harry Lau-
der are the outstanding hitters
on the club.
Zeta Psi must beat Lambda
Chi Alpha before it can claim
the division seven championship.
If the Zeta Psi's drop the con-

test to Lambda Chi Alpha a
three way tie will exist between
these two clubs and Sigma Al-
pha Mu, all three teams having
three victories and one defeat.
All three winning contests of
the division seven leaders have
been won by John Case. Bill
Crawford, Bart Grimes, .and Dorr
Grover pace the Zeta Psi hitters.
Showing the way in division
nine is Delta Tau Delta with
two victories without a loss.
Their closest competitor is Chi
The pitching staff is in the
capable hands of Jim Stoddard
and Bob Schnuck while Dick
Brooks leads the Delta Tau Delta
Theta Xi leads division two with
three victories without a loss. This
squad has to beat Psi Upsilon be-
fore it will have the division title.
Hurling fine ball for Theta Xi
is Dale Bock.
Playoffs will start the week of
May 22.
The following are the standings
of the fraternities ' in the race
for their Intra-Mural trophy:
1. Sigma Phi Epsilon .... 1277
2. Chi Psi .............. 1119
3. Beta Theta Pi.......1099
4. Phi Delta Theta .......1086
5. Theta Chi ............ 1071
6. Delta Upsilon .........1015
7. Sigma Alpha Epsilon .. 1000
8. Kappa Sigma..........998
9. Phi Sigma Kappa.......931
10. Zeta Psi .............904

St. Louis Browns by scores of 5-1
and 6-5. The two victories boost-
ed the Yanks into second place, a
game behind Detroit.
* * *
MAPES WAS the big gun of the
opener with a three run homer to
break a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning.
Allie Reynolds went all the way to
his second win.
Henrich snapped a 5-5 dead-
lock with a pinch-hit single in
the seventh inning of the second
game after Ray Coleman's cir-
cuit clout with two on had
evened the game for the Brown-
Lou Boudreau, back in the line-
up after benching himself for weak
hitting, cracked four safe blows,
drove in one run and set up the
winning marker as his Cleveland
Indians beat the Philadelphia Ath-
letics, 4-3, in ten innings.
* * *
BOUDREAU'S fourth hit in the
10th inning sent Joe Gordon who
had singled, scurrying to third
from where he scored as Jim He-
gan hit into a force play. Allie
Clark made his first hit of the
season, a home run in the fourth,
while third sacker Al Rosen hit
for the circuit in the eighth to tie
the score at 3-3.
Bob Ortiz hit a triple, double
and single to lead the Washing-
ton Senators to an 8-5 victory
over the Chicago White Sox. It
was the Senators' fifth win in
a row.
Scoring tljree runs in the first,
Washington was never headed.
Even so, starting pitcher Joe
Haynes needed help to win his
first game of the year. Mickey
Harris relieved him in the seventh.
JOHNNY SAIN flashed some of
his 1948 form as he handcuffed
the Chicago Cubs with a four-
hitter to lead the Boston Braves


Nu "Sigma Nu
Delta Sigma Pi
Law Club
Phi Delta Phi
Delta Sigma Delta


1, -___ _____

Notre Dame 14, Wisconsin 5
Boston University 15, Dart-
mouth 10
Toledo 7, Minneapolis 0
Hillsdale 6, Kalamazoo 3


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