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THE MICHIGAN DAILY TURsI)

Diamondmen Tie for 4th;
'Ifs' Fail To Fall into Place

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EASY DOES IT-Duke sophomore Dave Sime shows the graceful
form which has made him one of the leading hurdlers in the
country. Sime has been asked by U.S. Olympic officials to give
up the timber-topping, however, and to concentrate on sprinting
for the coming Olympic Games. They fear he might injure him-
self while hurdling.
kSailin Club.Will Seek
atonal Coee Title
By SI COLEMAN
- S O MMichigan will compete against
From June 18 through the 22nd,tw cplfrmheNwEg
the University of Michigan Sail-two scols from the New Eng-
ing Club will compete in the Na- land territory, two from the Mid-
tional Intercollegiate a 11n g dle Atlantic States and two from
Championship Regatta at the the Pacific Coast.
Crescent Sail Yacht Club in De- Making up the nucleus of this
troit. year's racing team were Bruce
By winning six out of seven re- Goldsmith, Dexter Thede and Tom
gattas this spring, the main one Johnstone. All three of these men
being the Mid-West Champion- competed in the Mid-West Olym-
ship, the University's Sailing Club pic eleminations, in which only the
has qualified for the Nationals. eight top men of the Mid-West
were eligible to compete.
This year marks the first time
I-M Titles Michigan has won the Mid-West
ern Championship since 1950. At
Tau Delta Phi and Phi Delta that time, the Wolverines cap-
Theta have won the social fra- tured the championship for the
ternity intramural table ten- third straight time.
nis and tennis championships, Prospects for the Sailing Club
respectively, are extremely bright, since Gold-
The Ta Delts downed Sigma smith and Johnstone are only
Alpha Epsilon, 4-1, Saturday to sophomores and Thede is only a
cop their third ping-pong crown freshman.
in a row. This enables the Tau
Det'to retire the trophy. In last Thursday's elections,
Delts trereherpy.John Golden was elected commo-
The Phi Delts blanked Sigma dore; Tom Johnstone was elected
Alpha Mu yesterday afternoon vice commodore; and Chris Wells
on the tennis courts, 2-0.viecmor;anChsWls
was chosen for the post of sec-
retary.

By JIM BAAD
All the "ifs" which were to en-
able Michigan's baseball team to
wind up in second place didn't fall
into place.
As a result the Wolverines fin-
ished fourth behind Minnesota,
Ohio State and Wisconsin. This is
still a slight improvement over
last year's fifth place finish.
The first "if" demanded that
Michigan make a clean sweep of
the Michigan State series. This
was nearly accomplishedras.Coach
Ray Fisher's squad beat the Spart-
ans twice last Saturday. The loss
of the series opener at Lansing
spoiled the attempt, however.
The next "if" was that Ohio
State was to be beaten twice. The
Buckeyes were not to be denied
their second-place slot however,
as they turned the tables on Min-
nesota on Friday, and ,then beat
Indiana and then tied the last
game of their Saturday double
header 5-3, 4-4.
Wisconsin wasn't cooperating
with the Wolverine cause last
weekend, either. Playing the
weaker teams in the Conference,
the Badgers came through with
three victories, murdering Purdue
on Saturday, 17-1 and 9-5.

Michigan lost after having held a
substantial lead.
Another factor which could have
thrown a different slant on the
season's finish was the four rained-
out contests. As it was, the two
teams, Ohio State and Wisconsin,
which Michigan' didn't get a
chance to play finished above
them.
Fisher feels that the results
could have gone -either way,
though, and that the games just
as well could have put his team
farther down. "I would have liked

to have played them
ever," said Fisher.
BIG TEN AVERAGES
Thurston..........2
Ronan............. 10
Tippery .......... 29
Poloskey ........... 13
Benedict ........... 46
Boros ....... 44
Sigman ........40
Sealby ............. 40
Snider ...........34
Fox..............41
Tommeein .....31

both, how-

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BRUCE FOX

Grid Meeting
There will be a meeting of
candidates for the 1956 Varsity
football team at the Union to-
night at 7 p.m. Spring game
movies will be shown.
-Bennie G. Oosterbaan

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The season as a whole was a
little peculiar for Michigan in that
with just a bit of Monday morn-
ing quarterbacking and maybe one
or two assumptions, the Wolver-
ines can be rationalized into first
place.
Three games which Michigan
lost, but which fall into the may-
have-been-won class, will do for
a start.
The Minnesota double-header
and the season opener with Indi-
ana were games which could have
been won. Defeating the Gophers
twice would have knocked them.
off their pedestal at the top of
the Conference standings, and
Michigan would have been in a
position to take over first place.
As it was, the two one-run losses
shoved the Wolverines into fourth
and clinched tpe title for Min-
nesota.
The game with Indiana was an
extra-inning giveaway, and came
from lack of experience on the
part of the team as a unit. Bunted
to death in the eleventh inning,

By AL JONES
"I'm out there because I enjoy
the game."
This is Bruce Fox's reason for
playing baseball, and is perhaps
the incentive that has made him
one of the most valuable mem-
bers of the Michigan nine.
Bruce was a regular outfielder
for the Wolverines, but this sea-
son took on the added task of a
starting pitcher.
Enjoys Hurling Most
He states that he enjoys the
pitching most, but' adds that out-
fielders have the advantage of
playing in every game. So, nat-
urally, he is pleased with his pre-
sent arrangement of playing cen-
ter field when he doesn't pitch.
He feels that the current team
was better than the records show,
due mainly to some heartbreaking
loses that came in Conference
play. The relief pitching, he feels,
wasn't up to par.
i Three Sports as Prep
A junior from Benton Harbor,
Fox participated in three sports
while in;high school. Besides be-
ing a pitcher in baseball, he wds
also a member of the football and
basketball squads.
Athletics are not his only in-
terest, as he is an ardent sports-
man, His favorite pastime is going

LET US KEEP
MICHIGAN GREAT
Success to the staff
and students
The Daseola Barbers
Near Michigan Theater

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