THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Phi Chi Routs Psi Omega
For Pro Softball Crown
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Wertz Wallops Ninth Inning
Homer To Give Tigers Win
Co-Captain Bromberg Finds
Tennis Takes a Lot of Time
The final rounds of the profes-
sional fraternity softball league
were played yesterday at Ferry
Behind the six hit pitching of
Ed Sheldon, Phi Chi took the first
place championship by trouncing
Psi Omega 21-4. Phi Chi scored
four runs in the first inning and
was never headed.
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LEADING THE'15 hit attack for
" Phi Chi were Walt Boerman,
Charles Krecke, and Bob Visscher.
Each poled out long home runs to
give Sheldon all the support he
Phi Delta Phi had no trouble
in winning the second place
playoffs as it defeated Delta
Sigma Delta 15-3. The winners
exploded for seven hits and 11
runs in the fourth inning to sew
up the game.
Scoring in every inning, Phi Ep-
silon Kappa won the third place
playoff by defeating Air Force 13-
4. The winners' largest output
came in the fifth inning as they
pushed across six runs.
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ALPHA KAPPA PSI won the
fourth place playoffs with an 8-3
victory over Alpha Chi Sigma.
In action Wednesday, Kaup-
er's Kids defeated Roger Wil-
liams, 5-4, to win the indepen-
dent s o f t b a 11 championship.
Charlie Jensch and Aaron Wes-
ton sparked the winners with a
triple and double respectively.
It remained, however, for George
LaRounis to save the game as Wil-
liams loaded the bases in the last
of the ninth with only one out.
LaRounis made a great catch and
a perfect throw home to get the
runner coming in from third for
a game ending double play.
... once in a lifetime
' Nine Faces Indiana,
Purdue in Weekend Tilts
gil Trucks of the Detroit Tigers
hurled the season's first no-hit no-
run game in the major leagues to-
day and did it mostly with control.
Just when it looked like Trucks
might have to go into extra inn-
ings against Washington, hulking
Vic Wertz blasted a dramatic two-
out home run in the last of the
ninth inning to beat the Senators,
* * *
AS WERTZ ROUNDED the
bases, Tiger teammates started
backslapping Trucks, who hadn't
won a game this season and gave
up 13 hits in his last trip.
Loser Bob Porterfield, who had
pitched no-hit ball himself for
nearly six innings, sobbed as he
told the story of the game's los-
ing pitch: "It was a fast ball,
knee high on the inside."
Trucks, beaming in the club-
house at his first no-hit game in
11 seasons in the majors, said,
"Control, that was the story. I used
my fast ball sparingly."
* * * *
TRUCKS WALKED one runner
in the eighth inning and hit two
The Intramural Building will
be closed all day Saturday, May
17, due to the IFC Ball that
batters with pitched balls in the
third and sixth. In the second,
Gil Coan reached first safely on
second baseman Jerry Priddy's
Trucks had been discouraged
early in the season about his
lack of control. He had walked:
12 batters in 17 previous inn- Y
He went into the first of the
ninth not knowing how long hej
would have to pitch to win the
game. Jim Busby flied to center
field and Jackie Jensen was out
on a grounder down the first base >
line. Then Mickey, Vernon struck.
GEORGE KELL led off in the.
Tiger ninth with a grounder and
Pat Mullin hit a fly before Wertz STEVE BROMBERG
ended the game. .. tennis and casebooks
LeClaire Betters Golfing
to Brighte 'M' Picture
By DICK BUCK
Steve Bromberg, co-captain of
the Michigan tennis and number
two man on the squad, is coming
to believe that tennis and law
school don't mix.
Until this season he had drop-
ped only one match for the Wol-
verines in two years of college net
play. In this, his final year, Brom-
berg has lost matches to Eli Glaz-
er of Indiana and Tom Belton of
* * *
HE FEELS THAT these losses
are more than a coincidence since
he is in his first year of law school.
"You have to put in a lot of time
to play top flight tennis, and in
law school you just don't have
In spite of his somewhat mod-
est outlook, Bromberg has done
a creditable job on the courts,
having a 4-2 record thus far.
Both losses were to top men on
the conference's best teams.
Perhaps Bromberg puts in a lit-
tle more time at his studies than
others because in the years spent
in "lit" school, he became a mem-
ber of Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta
Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi; all
honorary scholarship fraternities.
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BROMBERG played his first
real tennis for Northwestern High
School in Detroit from 1946
through 1948. 1948 was his big
year there when he took the All-
City championship as captain of
the Northwestern team.
It was also in 1948 that Brom-
berg captured the Michigan Jun-
ior Doubles crown and won sin-
gles in the Wisconsin Junior In-
In 1950 Bromberg put the l-d
on his third successive season of
undefeated Junior Davis Cup play,
being captain and No. 1 man of
the Michigan Cup-play squad.
THE WIN remembered most by
the Wolverine netter came in 1950
when he downed Ted Jax, one
time National Boy's champ and
an old time rival from another
city league school in Detroit, Ham-
Jax held no grudge against
Bromberg, for they teamed up
the same year to play in var-
ious doubles tournaments dur-
ing the summer.
Bomberg's last of tournament
victories may not be as long as
some but he has played in the
country's top tourneys against
such greats as Herbie Flam and
* * *
PERHAPS Bromberg's greatest
accomplishment, was in reaching
the semi-finals of the U. S. Na-
tional Indoor tournament. He has
also been in the National Clay
Courts and the National Inter-
After this year Bromberg plans
to abandon tennis altogether as
far as tournament play goes, he
feels he's getting "too old for the
May 19, '52
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The Michigan baseball squad is
set for a three game home stand
as it meets Indiana today and
Purdue tomorrow in a double-
Today's game will start at 3:30
p.m. and tomorrow's double-
header will begin at 1:30 p.m.
* * *
INDIANA AND PURDUE, both
second division residents, will at-
tempt to put an end to the Wol-
verine title hopes, in the three
Coach Ernie Andres has only
four returning lettermen on his
Indiana nine which placed third
in the conference last year. The
Hoosiers have not fared too well
this season sporting a 1-7 won-
lost record which is good for the
cellar-dwelling position in the
Big Ten race.
Bert Weber, Don Colnitis, Bill
Modolet, form the nucleus of the
Hoosier mound corps. Weber has
accounted for Indiana's lone con-
ference win and has a 1-2 record.j
SAM ESPOSITO, chunky short-'
stop, is the leading slugger for
the Indiana nine. Esposito, cur-
rently hitting .321, is touted as a
standout replacement for last
year's all-Conference shortstop,
Other mainstays for the Hoos-
iers are Bill Sampias, catcher,
and long ball hitting first-base-
man Don Luft.
Purdue will be seeking to break
its tie with Northwestern for sev-
enth place. The Boilermakers have
a strong hitting team with Harry
Hanes the leading conference
clouter registering a sizzling .469,
Harold Wallace batting .387 and
Norm Banas recording a .310 per-
IN CONTRAST with its strong
hitting Purdue is the worst field-
ing team in the Big Ten having
committed 26 errors in eight
Dick Yirkosky or Jack Corbett
will start against Indiana today
with Marv Wisniewski being used
against Purdue Saturday.
State Street on the Campus
W L Pet.
New York ..........17 5 .773
Brooklyn ...........1i6 7 .696
Chicago ............14 11 .560
Cincinnati.........14 12 .538
St. Louis............12 14 .462
Philadelphia ........11 13 .458
Boston .............10 14 .417
Pittsburgh..........5 23 .179
Philadelphia 5, Cincinnati 1
Brooklyn 2, Pittsburgh 0
St. Louis at Boston (rain)
Chicago at New York (rain)
Chicago at New York (2)
Pittsburgh at Brooklyn
Cincinnati at Philadelphia (N)
St. Louis at Boston (N)
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By LEN WHITE
One of the most encouraging as-
pects of Coach Bert Katzenmeyer's
golf squad is the steady improve-
ment of Lowell LeClaire.
With LeClaire shooting as he
has in his last few matches, Mich-
igan is a strong contender for
the Big Ten crown.
,; * *
ALTHOUGH STARTING out
slowly on the spring trip south, he.
has shown what determination and
practice can do. Despite a 30 mile
an hour gale, LeClaire took Med-
alist honors in the match last week
with Michigan State by carding a
76 and 74 for a total of 150.
In a practice round on the
tough University course last
week, LeClaire carded one of the
lowest scores in the last ten
years. On the first nine he had
a par 36, and then proceeded to
shoot a five under par 31 for a
Golf is nothing new to Lowell,
nor is he the first of the LeClaires
to play on the Michigan squad.
His brother, Keith, who is now in
the Physical Education Depart-
ment, played on the team in 1949
LE CLAIRE has been playing
golf for as long as he can remem-
ber. The Ishpeming linkman play-
ed for two years on his, Upper
Peninsula high school team, and
also for two years on the University
Last year he reached the quar-
ter finals for the state cham-
pionship only to be matched
against Chuck Kocsis and lose
out in a close contest.
Coach Bennie Oosterbaan will
wind up Michigan's 20-day spring
gridiron session tomorrow with an
intra-squad scrimmage slated to,
begin at 9:30 in the morning.
The annual intra-squad affair
is being staged in the morning
so as not to conflict with the
Armed Forces Day Parade which
will be held in the afternoon.
Following the game the Meyer
Morton trophy will be presented to
the player who has shown the
most improvement during the
spring grid drills.
Last year the award went to
end Meritt 'Tim" Green, the pres-
ent captain of the 1952 Michigan
This is LeClaire's second year
on the Michigan Squad. As both
Captain Dean Lind and Dick Ev-
ans will be graduating, Coach Bert
Katzenmeyer will be relying heav-
ily on LeClaire for next year's play.
* * *
ALTHOUGH usually playing the
number three position, in Wednes-
day's match with the University
of Detroit Katzenmeyer elevated
LeClaire to the number two posi-
tion. LeClaire immediately arose
to the occasion and took a maxi-
mum three points from his oppo-
nent by carding a 75.
LeClaire is a junior in the School
of Elementary Education and
plans on teaching after gradua-
tion. Besides playing golf, Le-
Claire also enjoys playing basket-
ball during the winter months, if
only in anticipation of the arrival
of spring and being able to hit
the open fairways.
HERE'S THE JUDGES' CHOICE, and a right handsome
one it is! But if the truth were to get out, every
laddie-buck who slipped into an "After Six"
white formal coat during "Tryouts" had the
smooth appearance, the natural confident
look to be a winner at every
summer formal occasion.
Congratulations to the winner
and a sincere "thank you" to all
who entered th contest!
SAFFELL & BUSH
W L Pct.
Cleveland ..........18 9 .667
Washington ........14 10 .583
Boston .............15 11 .577
New York ..........12 12 .500
Chicago ............13 14 .481
St. Louis..........13 14 .481
Philadelphia ........10 14 .417
Detroit..............7 18 .280
Boston 1, Chicago 0
Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 0
Detroit 1, Washington 0
New York at Cleveland (rain)
New York at Detroit
Boston at St. Louis (N)
Washington at Cleveland (N)
Philadelphia at Chicago (N)
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