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Veteran Pitchers Bolster Netters To Begin Tour; Tigers Trim WESTW4RD 1I10
Face Alabama Saturday Philadelphia, Wolverm
Miehigan Diam onda Squad Spring Hill, Loyola, Tlane lmllJel Rout Robei To Face

e Track Team
Indians, UCLA

By DON LINDMAN . strong group of southpaws for a
Coach Ray Flshcr's Michigan college squad. Wisniewski, Ritter,
baseball team is wearing the badge Ferrelli, and Peterjohn all throw
of the 1953 NCAA Champions on from the portside, while Corbett,
its uniform sleeve this year, thanks Fagge, Woschitz, and Tadian are
in a large measre to an exception-
ally strong pitching staff. *h*a*

f "ur picning staf iould be
better this year than it was last
season," says Fisher, but he is
quick to add that the pitchers will
be carrying an even heavier bur-
den in the 1954 season.
"THE TEAM actually held up
the pitchers in many cases last
season," he states. "The fielding,
especially, was very good."
With many of the mainstays
of last seasons champions miss-
ing from the lineup, the Wolver-
ines will field a relatively un-
tested aggregation in the sea-
son opener against Delaware to-
morrow afternoon.
With the fielding and hitting
Freshmen wishing to try out
for sophomore football man-
ager positions, please report to
Ferry Field on Monday, April 12,
between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Present sophomores and jun-
ior managers please report at
2:30 p.m.
--Glen Bearss
expected to be under last year's
pace, the pitching staff will be
called on to take up the slack,, Of
the ten returning lettermen, five
are moundsmen.
FIVE REGULARS are returning
from the 1953 mound crew. Mary
Wisniewski, Jack Ritter, Jack Cor-
bett, Garby Tadian, and Bob Wos-
chitz were members of the na-
tional championship crew. Wis-
niewski, Ritter, and Corbett play-
ed exceptionally big parts in the
past campaign, and will be called
on for much of the work this year,
In addition, sophomores Mark
Ferrelli and Dick Peterjohn and
junior 1alph Fagge show prom-
ise of becoming starters for
Fisher's squad. These eight men
give the Wolverines one of the
strongest mound staffs in college
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LAST YEAR'S ace hurler, Cor-
bett, compiled four wins as against
only one loss in conference com-
petition, along with- an amazing
1.40 earned run average. Wisniew-
ski, Ritter, and Tadian pitched a
total of four winning efforts with-
out a loss against Big Ten op-
Injured for most of the 1953
season, Wisniewski recovered in
time to play a big part in pitch-
ing the Wolverines to the na-
tional crown. The Detroit jun-
ior is expected to be a valuable
source of added strength in the
fight for the conference title this
Peterjohn, it is hoped, will de-
velop into one of the top men on
the staff before the season is over.
The 6-0 sophomore can be very
fast on occasion, but he has been
slow in rounding into form during
the practice sessions in Yost Field-
* * *
FISHER PLANS to start the
southpaw hopeful against Dela-
ware in the first contest of the
road trip to give him some addi-
tional experience. Ritter started
last year's opener against the samej

The catching spot on the Wol-
verine lineup is wide open, with
three men fighting for the start-
ing position. Senior Dick Leach
holds the inside track for the job
at present, but senior Ray Pavi-
chevich is a possible starter.
Junior Jim Olson is another can-
didate for the catching slot.
An excellent receiver, Leach is
a light hitter, batting .211 during
the 1953 Big Ten campaign. As a
regular last year his season aver-
age was a lowly .206.

In Vacation Schedule; Mann Leads Teamn
If you asked Coach Bill Murphy 5, SpringHipse Collee to dAys
and his top six netmen what their later and Llol ad Tula on
favorite song is right now, they the eighth and ninth resecie-on
would probably answer 'Alabamy ly. The tour should afford Mur-
Bound' for that is just where they phy a good chance to get a better
are *heading this Saturday. line on the net team before the"
The journey to the University of home and Big Ten opener for
Alabama marks the start of a MihgnArl 4aans ni
five-day, four-match southern Michigan, April 24 against indi-s
tour which opens the 1954 Wol- ana, last year's conference titlists.
verine net season. Al Mann, captain of this
year's net squad is slated to
DURING the trip the Maize and play in the Wolverines' number
one singles slot with Pete Paul-
us operating from the number
two 'position. Both Paulus and
Mann played number one singles
during last season, the latter
finally sewing up the spot near
mid-season. Each had a 6-4
record in 1953.
Bob Paley will play in the third
position, a two spot jump from
last year when he compiled a sev-
en won, three lost mark. Bob
Nederlander will see action from
' the fourth slot. Nederlander cap-
tured seven of eight matches and
then won the Big Ten crown at
x. the number six position last year
Y while a sophomore,
A PAIR OF newcomers round

. . . mound mainstay . . . Murphy's Mann

Strong M' Tank Team Forseen for '55

The success of Michigan's swim-I
ming team next year is dependent
upon two major factors: who will
succeed Matt Mann as coach and
how much the present squad will
Only three men from the present
team graduate in June. Co-cap-
tains Tom Benner and Don Hill,
sprinters, and John Chase, back-
stroker, have swum their last race
for the maize and blue.
RETURNING are Captain-elect
Bumpy Jones, NCAA individual'
medley champion and holder of
every existing record for that
event, who will be back to defend;
his title.
The Individual medley is
Michigan's strongest event, for
in addition to Jones, the Ward-
rop twins give the Wolverines a

combine that could finish first,
second, and third in the country
if they wished.
Fritz Myers, a member of the
freshman team this year has
shown constant improvement and,
if such continues, he will be anoth-
er medley man of note.
THE MIDDLE distance events
will be the second strong point of
next year's squad. Jack Wardrop,
whose upset win over Ford Konno
in the NCAA 220 will be the su4-
ject of much discussion for
months to come, is only a sopho-
more. He has three and a half
years of eligibility remaining. Back
to swim with Wardrop in these
events will be John O'Reilly. Tom
Prunk will be up from the fresh-
man squad to give more strength
to the middle distance events.
Ron Gora also may swim the

middle distances, but the new
coach may be forced to use the
Chicago swimmer to fill Do
Hill's shoes in the sprints. Gora
can swim any of the freestyle
events and has shown well at
all distances. In last week's
NCAA meet he swam four 100
yard stints on Saturday, all in
51 seconds or less.
Bobby Knox is the other hope-
ful in the sprints. He developed a
case of the "sophomore jinx" in
this year's big meets, but his
times during the year have been
* S $ .
BOTH Jim Walters and Charley
Bates will be returning for anoth-
er attempt to break the Ohio State
monopoly on diving. Walters
placed fourth at the NCAA in the
high board event, and' second in
both the low and high boards in
the Big Ten meet. Bates missed
qualifying at the Nationals by one
place, as he finished ninth. A
sophomore, he gave indications of
future greatness towards the end
of the season.
In the backstroke, John
Chase's loss will be compensated
for by Jim Kruthers. Although
somewhat disappointing in the
early part of the season, Kruth-
ers began to return late in Feb-
ruary to the form that had made
him a national high school
champion and great prospect.
Bert Wardrop, who placed third
in the National 200 yard back-
stroke is available for this event as
well as his medley chores if the
occasion so presents itself,
The breastroke, a weak link this
year, will be considerably strength-
ened next season. Mike Delaaey,
whose tremendous improvement
towards the end of the season
earned him a place in both the
100 and 200 yard events in the Big
Ten meet will be back, stronger.
He will have a run for his money,
however, as John Hubly and Jim
Thurlow members of the freshman
team, move to the varsity level.
They have both done excellent
times in practice and should be
good enough to fill the gap that
was present this year.

out the sextet making the jaunt
down south. Bob Mitchell and
Bob Sassone are the numbers five
and six singles netmen. Bothl
players won their spots through
intra-squad playoffs and tourna-
Mann and Nederlander will
pair to form the number one
doubles team while Paulus-Paley
and Mitchell- Sassone will be the
other Wolverine doubles com-
Of the teams to be met on
the tour through the South, Tu-
lane figures to furnish the Wol-3
All Freshmen who wish to1
try out for Freshman baseball
please report to me at Yost1
Fieldhouse between 2-4 p.m.
April 12 and 13.,
--Matt Patanelli I
verines with the strongest com-
petition. The Green Wave has a
string of 28 straight dual match
victories and is also the proud
possessor of Ham Richardson, na-
tional collegiate net champion.
Richardson who has faced some
of the finest netters in the world
is ranked among the top ten
among the United States amateurs
and was also a member of the
Davis Cup team.

LAKELAND, Fla. - (AlP- Rob-'
in Roberts, Philadelphia's ace
righthander, pitched the full nine
innings yesterday but was raked
for 13 hits and the Phillies drop-
ped a 7-2 decision to the Detroit
The Tigers roughed up Roberts
for all their runs in the first four
innings, the last three coming on
Charlie Kress' home run over the
centerfield fence with two mates
* * *
blanked the Phils for the first sev-
en innings, Dick Marlowe worked
the last two innings and lost the
Umps Needed
Think that you can call 'em
as you seem 'em? Officials are
needed to umpire intramural
softball games. Applicants are
requested to contact Bob Os-
trander at the Sports Building
shutout in the ninth when Stan
Jok hit a home run with Bobby
Morgan on base.
Gromek gave the Tigers a
sample of the pitching that has
made him one of the outstand-
ing performers in the Detroit
camp this spring,
He gave up six scattered hits
without walking a man. So far
he has pitched 20 exhibition in-
nings and has been touched for
only one run and 15 hits.
The Tigers got their attack roll-
ing in the second inning. B ;b
Nieman and Bill Tuttle singled and
Matt Batts walked to load the
bases. Nieman scored while Gro-
mek was grounding out. Frank
Bolling then popped up but Rob-
erts walked Jim Delsing and Har-
vey Kuenn to force Tuttle across
with Detroit's second run.
third period sent the Minneap-
olis Lakers off to a 1-0 edge in
the National Basketball Assn.
championship series as the Lak-
ers won 79-68 from Syracuse
before 4,579 fans last night in
the opening game of their best.
of-seven series.

Whether the middle distance
and distance strength of the
Michigan track team will be
enough to offset the sprint and
field power of UCLA, Stanford,
and the Edwards Air Base army
champions will be discovered dur-
ing the Wolverine's invasion of the
west coast this spring recess.
Coach Don Canham's athletes,
who meet rugged Stanford on
April 3, are considered good
enough to be favored against the
UCLANS on April ninth when the
teams clash at Los Angeles. On
the other hand, April 5 will be the
day the fiery young Michigan
mentor will find out just how good
the champion Edwards squad is.
WHILE the bulk of Michigan's
thinclads will be out in the sunny
land of California, a quartet of
Wolverine runners will be in Birm-
ingham, Alabama, this Saturday
to defend Michigan's distance.
medley title in the annual South-
ern Relays,
Bill Barton will lead off in the
quarter mile, Bob Hall will
handle the half mile, Al Lubina
will jaunt the three quarter leg
of the relay, and the team will
be anchored by Jack Clements
in the mile.
The West Coast trip will give
Michigan fans an idea of what
will be in store for the outdoor
season, and more importantly for
the NCAA track meet this June.

MICHIGAN'S interests will be
focused upon the discus throw, 220
yards low hurdles, the high jump,
the half mile, and the mile. Fritz
Nilsson and Roy Pella are the
Maize and Blue's premier hopes
in the discus.
Nilsson, captain of the Wol-
verine track squad and member
of the Swedish Olympic team,
should do quite well in this event
Pella, who was on the Canadian
Olympic roster, is also a sure
point winner in the weights,
John Vallortigara, Bob BrovOn,
and Dave Hessler are the Wolver-
ine enteries for the 220 yard dash.
In the high hurdles Jim Love,
Junior Stielstra, and Bob Rudisell
most likely will get the call from
Coach Canham. Milt Mead, NCAA
champion in the high jump, will
be favored in his pet event against
the Bruin and the soldier Jumpers.
* * *
JOHN ROSS, four time Big Ten
mile champ, will compete with
some able men on the coast, as will
his teammate Pete Gray in the
half mile.
Ross may also run the half mile
for Michigan. Grant Scruggs and
Jack Carroll are the 440 men Can-
ham is expected to enter in the
California engagements,
Michigan will be encouraged by
the return to action of former
Big Ten two mile champion George
Lynch, who has been plagued by
an injury throughout most of the
indoor season.

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