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Baseball: Report Card

Baseball prospects
await draft fates

By ZACH SHAW
Daily Sports Writer
The final opinion of Michigan
baseball's 2014 campaign is com-
pletely in the eye of the beholder.
There was a second consecutive
winning season, the first 30-win
season since 2010 and an under-
classman core that looks to lead the
program for years to come.
But there were also excruciat-
ing losses in every way imaginable,
another season middling in the Big
Ten and a sixth straight failure to
make the NCAA Tournament.
The Daily makes sense of the
highs and lows of the season, hand-
ing out final grades for the Wolver-
ines.
Offense: B-
The bats proved to be the Wol-
verines' biggest weakness most
of the season. Hitting just .256 as
a team and scoring just 4.42 runs
per game, the offense wasted many
solid pitching efforts - nine of
Michigan's 29 losses came when the

team allowed three runs or fewer.
There were highlights, of course,
as the Wolverines tacked on 10 hits
or more 16 times and piled on 18
runs against Northwestern on May
3, and ranked second in the Big
Ten with 81 stolen bases. But when
it came down to it, the inability to
keep innings alive (Big Ten-leading
355 strikeouts) or score against top
pitching (just 2.92 runs per game in
series-openinggames) led to Mich-
igan's demise.
Defense: B
Freshman outfielder Jackson
Lamb made SportsCenter with his
diving catches, sophomore Jacob
Cronenworth flashed the leather all
over and juniors Eric Jacobson and
Kyle Jusick solidified the right side
of the infield withzero errors in 439
chances. The Wolverines were solid
on defense for much of the season,
tying for fourth in the conference
with a.972 fielding percentage.
But the errors Michigan did
make proved to be costly. Five
errors in its opening doubleheader

Feb. 14 caused the Wolverines to
blow leads in back-to-back losses.
Three late-game errors cost Michi-
gan a game against Minnesota
April 4. And six errors commit-
ted against Notre Dame on April
9 marked infamy unlikely to be
matched by any Wolverine team
past or future.
Pitching: A-
Michigan's greatest strength,
the pitching staff, was third in the
Big Ten with a 3.21 ERA and tal-
lied 30 more strikeouts than any
other team. Showing the ability
to contain even top offenses, the
Wolverine pitchers kept their team
in many games it had no business
being in.
The freshmen led the way, going
12-3 with 2.73 earned-run average
in 112 innings. In total, Michigan
will return its top nine pitchers in
earned-run average next season,
providing promise for another
strong year on the mound.
Overall: B
This team was not expected
to win a national title, nor was it
expected to be below .500 until
May 11. Consistency proved to be a
major problem for the Wolverines,
but the talent showed up frequently
enough to tie for fourth in the Big
Ten.
The expectations will be higher
with another top-20 recruiting
class and up to 27 of 32 players
returning next season. But for now,
being the fourth-best team in the
Big Ten can only be seen as a minor
disappointment.

Szkutnik, Bourque,
Glines top juniors
with draft hopes
Thursday
By BEN FIDELMAN
Daily Sports Writer
As the Michigan baseball sea-
son comes to an end, the program
is going to have to face a nagging
issue: Which draft-eligible play-
ers are going to leave to play pro-
fessionally?
Including graduating players,
there are 16 members from the
2014 team that could be selected
in the MLB Draft, which takes
place on Thursday. Eligible play-
ers include graduating high-
school players, those who have
completed their junior season
in college and players that have
used four years of eligibility.
Michigan's top prospects to
leave early are junior left-hander
Trent Szkutnik and junior right-
hander James Bourque.
Each has qualities that stand
out in big-league systems, but
they will have to weigh the pros
and cons between returning for
their senior years and starting
their professional careers.
Szkutnik is believed to havethe
highest draft potential. Boasting
a low-'90s fastball, a bevy of off-
speed pitches and a stellar pick-
off move to first base, he started
some games this season in front
of more than 10 scouts.
He put up a solid 3.38 earned-
run average and led the Wol-
verine pitching staff on a late
tear to finish with a 3.21 team
ERA. Accompanying his on-field
results were visible leadership
traits on a team that was short of
senior leaders.
The other pitcher who is get-
ting attention from scouts is
Bourque. Scouts kriew his name
coming into this season after he
struck out 53 hitters over 58.1
innings in his sophomore cam-
paign. This year, his ERA went
down by nearly a point, and the
strikeout rate held fairly con-
stant. With a fastball topping
out at around 96 miles per hour,.
Bourque's is considered one of

the top arms in the program.
Another possible loss for the
Wolverines' roster is center field-
er Jackson Glines. The junior
posted a .332 batting average,
which was the best on the team
and good for seventh in the con-
ference. This was his first year
playing Division I baseball after
he transferred to Michigan from
Fresno City College before this
season. ~
As the threat of losing key
players from this year's fifth-
place team in the Big Ten looms,
the Wolverines have to begin to
look toward next year.
On the mound, Michigan will
return at least three of its four
starters from the Big Ten Tour-
nament, including the righty-
lefty freshman combo of Keith
Lehmann and Brett Adcock -
which combined to go 11-5 with a
2.82 earned-run average with 93
strikeouts in their first season.
Joining them will be sopho-
more left-hander Evan Hill, who
rounds out a weekend trio. If
Szkutnik decides to return for
his senior season, all four will
combine to form a solid rotation
heading into the 2015 campaign.
In relief, the Wolverines bring
back their top nine pitchers in
earned-run average and will
reintroduce junior right-hander
Matt Ogden to the staff. Ogden,
who missed the entire season due
to injury, led the 2013 squad with
an 8-1 record and a 2.28 earned-
run average.
In the field, things look equal-
ly promising. The only starter
graduating is catcher Cole Mar-
tin, and Glines is the only other
position player who might enter
the draft. That leaves 14 play-
ers who appeared in at least 20
games, and roughly 80 percent
of total offense will be back next
year.
After the draft, there will be a
better picture of what the roster
will look like next season, as it
will be clear which players will
be leaving for professional ball
along with the announcement of
the incoming recruiting class.
Looking for draft updates?
Check MichiganDaily.com
throughout the weekend

FILM
From Page 1
for his own individual directorial
projects, which he plans to pursue
in the future.
The SAC department's empha-
sis on writing grew with the
acquisition of the Orson Welles
and Robert Altman collections,
Burnstein said. The Sayles collec-
tion will be joining both of these
archives.
Phil Hallman, Film Studies
field librarian and curator for
the Screen Mavericks at Michi-
gan Collection, said he hopes
to expand the archives. Includ-
ing Sayles' work in the collection
marks a significant step in this
direction.
"The hope is to create a center
for the study of independent film-
making at the University of Michi-
gan," Hallman said. "All of these
filmmakers have worked outside
of the traditional Hollywood sys-
tem."
Students from Professor Mark
Kligerman's American Inde-
pendent Cinema (SAC 455) class
viewed numerous Sayles films.
Their next assignment was to
organize his work in a way that
would be accessible to scholars -
a hands-on endeavor they pursued
throughout the duration of the

Winter 2014 semester.
Screen Arts & Cultures junior
Katherine Sherry, a student in SAC
455, addressed the audience, dis-
tinguishing her experience from
that of other classes.
"So many times, you do the
paper, you turn it in and it's a
checkmark," Sherry said. "This
has been an opportunity to really
learn and it's been kind of what
education should be. The actual
primary documents is something
far more important anything that
we see in a lecture or textbook."
Melissa Gomis, an Instructional
Technology librarian at Hatcher,
played a large role in organizing
and designing the exhibit and fre-
quently met with both students
from 455 and Hallman to discuss
progress.
Gomis said the project itself,
given the time span allowed for
completion, was very ambitious,
but its universal message will
make the effort worthwhile.
"Whether you're doing some-
thing that's visual or more textual,
you're trying to tell a story and I
think the story he's (Sayles) tell-
ing has a lot of universal appeal,"
Gomis added. "There's a lot of
humanity in them and I think
that's something that you don't
always see in films and it's some-
thing I wasn't expecting to see."

SLUT-SHAMING
From Page 1
Psychology Quarterly that focused
on slut-shaming.
Some of their findings aren't
shocking: money-related factors
like income, debt, social con-
nections and parental financial
assistance hugely altered future
success. More surprising was that
economic factors skewed how the
women interpreted each others'
sexual activities and attractive-
ness, as well as their overall values
on sex.
Armstrong and Hamilton
found that the three pathways
and other financially-related fac-
tors influenced the girls' views on
sex and each other. While they
asked direct questions and inter-
viewed all of the 53 girls, they also
learned through observing argu-
ments, gossip and late-night talks.
Economic inequality was often a
basis in the ways girls judged each
other's sexual pursuits. Label-
ing someone a "slut," which was
often combined with accusations
of meanness or unattractiveness,
seemed to be the worst insult.
Although Armstrong's research
involved dividing the women into
two groups of higher and lower
income, this seemed to happen
naturally because of expensive and
divisive social activities like Greek
life.
At the unnamed Midwestern

university, Greek life was "a really
big thing," Armstrong said. Soror-
ity rush was competitive, based
heavily on affluence and appear-
ance, and Greek life was also
expensive.
"A girl was in a very good soror-
ity and she said, 'Yeah, this poor
girl got in and was all wrong,"'
Armstrong said. "'She deactivated
of course because she didn't fit,
and she wasn't cute, you know? She
didn't belong."'
A lower-income student told
Hamilton and Armstrong, "Soror-
ity girls are kind of whorish and
unfriendly and very cliquey. If
you weren't Greek, then you didn't
really matter."
The study did not find that all
affluent women could fit into these
worlds - studious, "nerdy" girls
didn't fit in either even if they were
from well-off families.
"The social groups were very,
very divided by class," Armstrong
said.
Armstrong also noticed differ-
ing attitudes between the groups
in regards to sex. The wealthier
viewed casual sex in a negative
light only when it involved vaginal
intercourse, yet casual ofal sex and
kissing outside of a relationship
were acceptable behavior.
Less affluent girls equated slut-
tiness with the materialism and
cliquey behavior they thought
wealthier students embodied.
Women in the lower-income group
were unaware that the affluent

students' definition of hooking up
excluded vaginal intercourse and
believed that sex and hookups
belonged only in a steady relation-
ship.
However, the lower-income
girls were associated with the very
traits that higher-income girls
thought were "slutty," suggesting
that, in reality, it was the inability
to appear as if they were from a
high social class.
Halfway through college, none
of the 53 girls in Armstrong's study
had close friendships with those of
a different socioeconomic status.
Slut-shaming was everywhere,
but no one had concrete defini-
tions of what exactly a slut was, or
real evidence of the slutty behavior
causing this label to be put upon
girls.
"One of the things I think is
good that we found is that a slut
label didn't stick in a real kind of
long term way," Armstrong said.
"The sexual reputations weren't
very stable. There wasn't really
anyone who got permanently
labeled the floor slut or anything
like that. Among these women that
just didn't happen."
Armstrong said for the label to
have long-term consequences, it
would have to have more perma-
nent implications.
"It was combined together with
a lot of other factors related to
social class that had pretty major
consequences," Armstrong said.

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Downtown, Midtown
flush in attention,
while neighborhoods
are still in progress
By WILL GREENBERG
Daily News Editor
It would be easy to think most
people wouldn't put their money on
a place going through bankruptcy,
declining population and massive
blight problem. However, optimism
for Detroit refuses to quit as

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the city see through the struggles
and find a wealth of opportunity.
People like QuickenLoans
founder Dan Gilbert have already
been heavy contributors to the
rebuilding efforts of the city,
working toward creating a stable
economy and fully' livable town.
Just last month, JP Morgan
Chase announced a $100 million
investment into the city. The money
is divided amongseveral categories,
the largest of which providing $50
million to community development
and $25 million to addressing the
city's blight situation. The full plan
illustrates abroad initiative banking
on a prosperous future for the city.
"We believe in Detroit," John
Carter, president of the JP Morgan
Chase Michigan Middle Market,
said. Carter said the money is
intended ' to serve the city in
the long term and is part of the
company's effort to be a "good,
corporate citizen."
"For us, the return truthfully is

down the line," he added. "It will be
measured by an improved Detroit.
We'll have more residents, more
businesses, more consumers and,
as a bank, ultimately we're goingto
benefit in that environment."
Carter said much of the money
is philanthropic, not an investment
in the sense of an expected dollar
amount. As for the companies that
can't afford to wait for a full city
recovery, Carter said there's plenty
to be excited about in Detroit.
In fact, the distribution of the
$100 million touches upon most all
of the major areas Detroit has to
be excited about. There are $12.5
million going to strengthening
the workforce and job training, $7
million going to small businesses
and $5.5 million towards future
economic growth, all areas the city
is working toward bolstering in the
effort to create long-term economic
stability.
Continue reading online at
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