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FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1952

Wolverines

Won

Crowns

in

Two

Spring

Sports

6 REGULARS RETURN:
Tennis Squad Loses Three Lettermen

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Golfers Earned Big Tenr
Honors for Twelfth Time

Michigan, Illinois Share
1952 Baseball Laurels,
Formula for a winning team: spring and at one time had a
Take an eighth place ball club, streak of 341/3 scoreless innings.

By NEIL BERNSTEIN
The Michigan tennis squad has
very good prospects for an out-
standing season next spring, with
all but three of its 1952 squad re-
turning.
The three men who will be lost
to Coach Bill Murphy's netters are
co-Captains Steve Bromberg and
Mike Schwartz, and Gene Barrack.
s
BROMBERG SAW only limited
action last season, his final year
of eligibility, in the number two
singles position and on the num-
ber one doubles team. Due to the
pressure of his Law School studies,
Bromberg was forced to withdraw
from the last three dual matches
of the season and also from the

consolation finals of his two posi-
tions in the Big Ten Finals.
Schwartz put in a good sea-
son, playing regularly in the
third singles slot and second
doubles team, and filling in for
Bromberg when he was forced
to withdraw. A graduating sen-
ior, Schwartz wound up with
a season's average of three wins
and five defeats, and was de-
feated in the Big Ten consola-
tion finals.
Barrack was the only 1951 cham-
pion playing on the squad _ast
year. He won the Big Ten number
five singles crown and was moved
up this year to fourth division, be-
hind Schwartz and also played
first doubles with Bro berg He
plans to enroll in the dentistry

school of the University of Penn-
sylvania this fall.
* * *
up with a very creditable record
. THE SQUAD as a whole wound
of five wins and three losses, for
the season and placed fifth in
the Big Ten Meet. Their losses
were to Conference champion
Indiana, second-place Michigan
State, and Notre Dame.
The number one man on the
team, Al Mann, will be back for
another season. As a freshman
from Grosse Pointe, Mich., Mann
had the same identical record
as the team, five and three. He
4also went ahead to win the num-
her one singles consolation title
in the Conference finals.

By DICK BUCK
Michigan's golfers finished off
their 1952 season in high style by
winning eight of their last nine
meets and going on to capture
Big Ten championship honors.
In doing so, they became the
only Michigan athletic team to
hold an unshared Conference title
this year, the victory being their
twelfth in thirty years of Big
Ten competition.
S M O O T H- PLAYING Russ
Johnson tied a course record as he
came home with a 70 for the first
18 holes of the 72-hole marathon
on Illinois' home, course in the
Conference meet.

Conference play by trampling
Purdue, 23%-12/2, and Ohio State,
25%/-10,/2 in a triangular meet at
Columbus.
* * *
FRASER TRAVELED the 36
holes in 73-77-150 but had to
share the medalist's honors with
Francis Cardi of OSU. Lind and
Johnson were not far behind with
152 and 154.
Firing a scorching one-under-
par '71, Dick Evans stepped into
the limelight in Michigan's 19-8
triumph over the University of
Dertoit in a non-conference
tussle.
In a warmup for the Big Ten
meet late in May, the Illini fell
victim to the Wolverines. Lind and
Evans carried 72 and 71, respec-
tively, to sweep eight of a possible
nine points in the 18%-8/2 vic-
tory.
LOWELL LE CLAIRE and John
Fraser came through with surpris-
ingly good performances, enabling
Michigan to eke out a 16-11 win
over a weak Michigan State squad.t
Playing on a wet windy
course, LeClaire shot a four-
over-par 76 in the morning and
came back with a 74 round in
the afternoon to cop medalist
honors. Fraser had the low
round when he came home with
a 72 in the morning but could
manage only an 80 in the fol-
lowin ground.
In the interim between the MSC
meet and a quadrangular meet on
the University course LeClaire
See GOLF, Page 10

RUSS JOHNSON
. . . '53 golf captain

graduate the four heaviest hit-
ters, and keep the rest to work
with.
Mix three pitchers of uncerta
ability, including a first seme
ter freshman. Be sure not to pro-
vide an adequate relief hurler.
ADD a starting lineup which
includes three green rookies and
no seniors.
Lead them into a tough five-
week, 15-game schedule against
rugged competition.
Cajole a little: cuss a little;
sweat a lot.
Pray hard.
Result? Co-championship of the
Big Ten baseball league.
THAT IS THE success story for
Coach Ray Fisher as he led his
Wonder Boys to the first Bib Ten
title earned by a Michigan Ath-
letic team in the 1951-52 school
year.
Perhaps the biggest single fac-
tor in the success of the squad
was the unexpected fine pitch-
ing received from sophomer
Jack Corbett, junior Dick Yirko-
sky, and 17-year old freshman
Marv Wisniewski. Between them
they accounted every' decision
in the Wolverine eight-won,.
four-list record.
Corbett was the bellweather of
the staff, garnering four league
victories against two defeats. He
hurled three shutouts during the

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YIRKOSKY and Wisniewski
each had 2-1 records, but young
Wisniewski's pitching was more
consistent. Both of his victories
were shutouts, one of them being
a one-hitter against Ohio State.
An airtight defense was an-
other big factor in the Wolver-
ine rise to the top of the lad-
der. Michigan led the Big Ten
in team fielding and three men,
first baseman Bill Mogk and
outfielders Paul Lepley and Bill
Billings, completed the sched-
ule without making an error.
Captain and shortstop Bruce
Haynam teamed with second base-
man Gil Sabuco to make one of
the finest double play combina-
tions in the league. The Wolver-
ines accounted for 11 twin kill-
ings in 12 games.
* * *
OFFENSIVELY, the three
rookies provided most of the bat-
ting punch. Freshman Lepley
pounded the ball at a .343 clip
while Don Eaddy, of football and
basketball fame, had a .337 mark.
Sophomore Dick Leach, able back-
stop, was fifth with .299, one point
under Mogk's .300. Haynam hit
.306.
Frankie Dowell provided the
home run punch with three
round trippers, good enough to
tie with Purdue's Harold Wal-
lace for Big Ten honors in that
department.
See BASEBALL, Page 10

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