TUESDAY, MAY 2k,1953
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wilts~~r Softball Gown;
by Paul Greenberg
WAY BACK IN NOVEMBER, when Wolverine baseball coach Ray
Fisher began working with his pitchers and catchers for the
- coming Conference season, he knew he had a winner. There was even
talk of taking Michigan to the NCAA playoffs-but there was the
western Conference championship to take care of first.
The year before, with a green and undermanned club, Fisher
had put Michigan right on top of the Big Ten, ending in a percentage
deadlock with Illinois. The Wolverines got the NCAA bid on the
basis of the 20-7 beating they handed the Illini in the Big Ten opener
at Ann Arbor, but Fisher turned it down-not figuring his club ready.
So Illinois went into the District Four playoffs against West-
ern Michigan, Mid-American Conference champs and the Broncos
whipped the Western Conference entry-going on to place second
to Holy Cross in the Nationals. Strangely enough, Michigan found
itself in almost the identical position this season-the Wolverines
ending up with a 10 won, three lost record and Illinois having
an opportunity to tie for the top spot by winning a game played
yesterday with Iowa. But the powers that be at the NCAA regional
headquarters didn't even wait for the Illinois-Iowa game before
sending the District bid to Ann Arbor.
Again Michigan was rated tops for beating Illinois, this time
sweeping both ends of a doubleheader early in the season at Chan-
paign. And this time Fisher accepted the bid with open arms-the
team had proved its merit when it came back strong after an early
double defeat at the hands of the Iowa Hawkeyes and toward the
end of the campaign really shaped up as a first-class ball club.
Win One at a Time.. .
RIGHT NOW HOWEVER, the Wolverines had better concentrate on
winning one game at a time. This weekend, a powerful Ohio Uni-
versity diamond squad invades Ferry Field for a best two out of three
series-the winner to go to the championship playoff scheduled for
The Bobcats, who displaced Western Michigan as the top
club in the rugged Mid-American league, piled up a 19-2 record
for the season which makes the Athens, Ohio outfit a mighty
worthy -opponent. It will be worthwhile break from final exams
to take in the weekend series-a single game Friday and a twin-
bill on Saturday. You'll be missing a lot of fine baseball if you
don't see at least one of the games.
Fisher has been having a little trouble with his mound staff of
late, Marv Wisniewski's errant arm is still ailing-but the fine relief
job that southpaw Dick Yirkosky put in against Northwestern gave!
a pleasant lift. The Wolverines will have to have every strong arm on
tap against the potent Ohio club and Fisher figures to start righty
Jack Corbett and southpaws Jack Ritter and Yirkosky in the series.
In Late Bid
Schleh's Hurlin g
By PHIL DOUGLIS
Hinsdale House poured across
five runs in the last inning yester-
day, whipping Gomberg, 6-5. to
take the Residence Hall Softball
Trailing, 5-1, as it came up for
the last time, Hinsdale put to-
gether five hits, a stolen base, a
hit batsman, and two Gomberg
errors. for five tallies and the'
title. Larry Schleh went the route
for Hinsdale, giving up four hits.
THE BIG Hinsdale inning be-
gan as Chuck Heck hit a single,
and went to second on Gomberg
hurler Jack LaBreck's error. La-
Breck then hit Fred Asmus with
a pitch, and on the next play,
both Heck and Asmus advancedI
ROSS, MOULE ENTERED:
Mile Run To Highlight Big Ten Meet
1 , "
(First in a series of articles pre-
viewing the-Outdoor Track and Field
Championships to be held next Friday
and Saturday at Champaign, Illinois.)
By HANLEY GURWIN
The feature race of next Satur-
day's Big Ten Outdoor Track
Championships may very well be
the first race of the day.
Starting off the big day will be
the mile run, featuring such out-
standing milers as Michigan's
John Ross. Michigan State's Jim,
Kepford, and Illinois' Walt Jews-
bury. Ross, the indoor mile champ,
turned in the best time in confer-
ence to date this year, as well as
one of the best times in the coun-
try, when he ran the mile in
4:11.4 two weeks ago against Illi-
IKEPFORD, Spartan star, has
gone the distance in 4:12, just a
shade slower than Ross' brilliant
effort. He turned in this time in a!
dual meet with Wisconsin, the
same day Ross was outrunning
Jewsbury here in Ann Arbor.
though is Michigan's other en- ord of 1:51.2 which he set last
try, John Moule. year when, the confeience meet
Often unnoticed because of was here in Ann Arbor.
Ross' record setting performances, However, Siders will have to
Moule is an excellent miler, hav- contend with Ross, who outran
ing run the distance in around the Orange and Blue runner two
4:13.4. Chances are quite likely weeks ago. Dick Jarrett, Michi-
that Moule will finish well up gan State star, as well as Siders'
among the top finishers come next teammate, Gene Maynard, are al-
Saturday. so definite contenders in this race,
* * * for both have turned in excellent
JUDGING by the caliber of the times.
entries, the two-mile also should Maynard has been clocked in
shape up as an 'outstanding race. 1:53 flat while Jarrett has run
Michigan's George Lynch, confer- the distance in 1:54.1.
Wolverine Linksters Read
To Defend Conference Title
By JIM DYGERT them consideration as individual
With a Big Ten record marred title possibilities in the 72-hole
by only one loss, the Wolverine grind. This talented foursome in-
golf team will roll into Madison. cludes Jack Stumpflg, whose 69 in
Wisconsin this coming weekend in the triangular meet With North-
search of its second consecutive western and Iowa has been the
Conference championship. lowest Wolverine xound this year,
The Wolverine. linksters, who and Bud Stevens, who fired a 36-
topped the field by 16 strokes in hole 143 to tie Stumpfig for med-
last year's championship meet, alist honors in the same meet.
finished with a better Conference Also rated individual cham-
match record this year than did pionship chances are Lowell Le-
last year's title squad. Clair, medalist in the meet with
* * te nr*n AMssmn4
ence indoor champ, Iowa's Rich
Ferguson, Jewsbury, Indiana's
Jack Wellman, and Purdue's Gene
Matthews appear to be the best in
Matthews has turned in the
best time to date,an excellent
9:12.8. Jewsbury, in an exciting
finish here in Ann Arbor, nosed
out Lynch after out-kicking
the Wolverine favorite down the
stretch drive. Wellman and Fer-
guson have also turned in fine
times this spring and are ex-
pected to be right in the thick
of the race.
Again in the 880, an exception-
ally good race is on tap. StaceyI
Siders, Illini speedster, will be out
to break his own conference rec-
Gains 2-2 Tie
With B urwood
Scoring a goal with less than,
three minutes remaining in the
contest, the Wolverine Soccer
Club managed to gain a 2-2 tie
with the Burwood Soccer Club of
Detroit and thereby keep its
tournament hopes alive.
Two overtime periods failed to
produce a score in this match, the
semi-finals of the Free Press Cup
Tournament. The entire game will
be replayed next Sunday.
COACH Bert Katzenmeyer's
swingers have won eight matches
while losing only one in the 1953
Big Ten golf battle. Michigan has
beaten Purdue and Michigan State
twice, and Illinois, Iowa; North-
western, and Ohio State once.
The Buckeyes defeated the Maize
and Blue on their second meeting.
Last year's contingent racked
up six wins against a loss each
to Ohio and Purdue, both de-
feats in return matches after
Michigan had downed them
early in the season.
Like the, Wolverines, Ohio State
has been on the short end of the
score only once, having triumphed
on six other occasions. Led by
Ohio State Amateur Champion
J'rank Cardi's 72-hole total of
308, the Buckeyes grabbed fourth
place in the Big Ten a year ago.
THE WOLVERINES have four
golfers whose playing has earned
tue Spartans and Marquettes
Hilltoppers, and team captain,
Hugh Wright, whose 73 was the
best against Detroit in last Tues-
day's dual match.
Purdue's Bob Benning and Don
Albert are other title hopefuls,
Albert sporting an eighth place in
last year's extravaganza. Ohio
State offers Cardi, medalist in the
quadrangular meet among the
Buckeyers, Michigan, Purdue, and
Illinois, and Frank Guarasci. Wis-
consin's Koepke will be back aim-
ing for his second in a'row.
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on Roger Magnuson's ground out. Jewsbury, an outst
John Potter then came up, miler as well as mi
and smashed a single, scoring the mile in 4:12.3 w
Heck and Asmus, cutting down him a definite thr
the Gomberg advantage to 5-3. race. Not to be
Potter then went to second on a
bad throw to the infield, and
shortly after advanced to third
on a wild pitch.p t n
Schleh then flew out to right.
scoring Potter from third, and F vored i
narrowing the Gomberg lead to_____
5-4. But Gomberg was now just
one out away from the coveted The past weekendz
title. pretty good indicator
eat for the
may prove a
r as to how
HINSDALE refused to quit, and
Al Newman came through with a
base hit to start things up again.
Newman then stole second, and
Glenn Corry advanced him to
third with a single.
Bob .Hitchmough then pro-
duced the game winning blow, a
screaming double down the left
field line, fair by inches, which
scored Newman and Don Gon-
you, who ran for Corry.
the Conference tennis meet in
Evanston next weekend will shape
Gombergbroke open a tih teams in
p hT tea il
when it drew first blood, scoring fadS
Last Chance in NCA A? . . . one run, but Hinsdale tied the downed Ir
game up in the top of the sixth meet.
ACTUALLY THIS MIGHT be the last chance that Fisher has to when Schleh bunted for a single,
make a big move for the NCAA title. He loses three-fourths of his was sacrificed down to second, and Stan I
great "million dollar" infield and his starting centerfielder at the scored when Gomberg right field- ace, will1
end of the season and it will take a fancy job of rebuilding to put er Pat Donahue dropped a fly ball.tnumber
Micign p n opagin tGOMBERG then apptarently Barnes of
showed its power by
the Wolverines. 8-1, be-
e second team to outdo
in a dual meet this sea-
* * *
DECISIVE win by the
nd Michigan State's two
ies over the Maize and
ers make them the top
contention for the Big
Of the two tpe unde-
artans look best, having
[ndiana, 6-3, in a dual,
Drobac, MSC's talented
be favored to take the
one singles this year
ng runner-up to Norm
f Iowa in last season's
3robac has won all his
gagements with little
The second base combination of shortstop Bruce Haynam and sec-
ond-hitting centerfielder Frank Howell and slick-fielding reserve gard-
ener Bill Billings will all be shorn from the roster by graduation. So
'if Fisher is to make an attempt for the national laurels, it almost has
to be this year-for unlike major league baseball, there's no "wait 'til
next year" in the college branch of the game. Next year you
not have a team.
W L Pet.
Drk 23 11 .676
nd 18, 12 .600
22 15 .595
20 15 .571
gton 19 17 .528
dphia 16 21 .421
is 12 21 .353
10 26 .278
sewed up the title by pouringI
across four runs in the bottom of
the sixth to go ahead 5-1. Jerry
Anderson led off with a walk,
went to second on a wild pitch, to
third on a passed ball and scored
on a fly out. Meanwhile Schleh
had walked two other men, and
both scored when Jim Boettcher
drove a triple into right field.
Boettcher then scored the fourth1
run of the inning when he dashed
home from third on an error.
In the second place playoff final,f
Chicago defeated Michigan 6-5,
on Frank Haag's last inning home
run. Strauss House took a 7-6
verdict from Allen-Rumsey in the
third place playoff, and Green de-
feated Hayden, 8-6, in the fourth
W L Pet.
Milwaukee* 19 11 .633
St. Louis 19 12 .613
Brooklyn 20 14 .588
Philadelphia 17 13 .567
New York 19 16 .543
Pittsburgh 12 21 .364
Chicago 10 19 .345
Cincinnati* 9 19 .321
* Not including second game.
Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 1
New York 6, Pittsburgh 3
Brooklyn 11, Philadelphia 9
St. Louis 14, Chicago 3
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