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Yesterday's Practice Game Results
in Tie withl Re-
Names of Opponents to First String
Men Not Known Before

Michigan baseball fans will see Lite
Varsity in action for the first time this
season when Coach Lundgren's nine
meets a picked All-campus aggrega-
tion at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Owing to the fact that this is the
first game of the season to which the
public is invited, a large crowd is ex-
pected to fill the stands when Captain
Brandell's huskies trot onto the dia-
mond. The Varsity is in the best pos-
sible shape and the coach expects. to
send in the strongest team he can pick
to battle the University's official rep-
resentatives, which promises one of
the best games Ferry field has seen in
several seasons.
All-Campus Lineup Unknown
The lineup of the campus team will
not be known until just before the
contest, the probabilities being that it
will be composed of members of the
Varsity squad to some extent as well
as others who were unable to try out
for the team. through pressure of time
or having played their years with other
institutions. The game should be a
hard battle all the way.
Coach Lundgren is of opinion that
the team the Varsity will meet is as
strong as any of the college aggrega-
tions that Michigan plays in early sea-
son games any year and as strong as
some of the teams put out by the
larger universities.
Varsity Lineup
The Varsity lineup in batting order
is as follows: Niemann, r.f., Reem, l.f.,
Walterhouse, c.f., Brandell (Captain),*
s.s., Horwitz, 3b., Dancer, 2b., Newell,
1b., Mattson or Haidler, c., and Miller,
Glenn, Lush, Saunders, or Gariepy, p.
It is probable that the coach will use
more than one pitcher, though who
will start is still a question. Miller
and Saunders worked yesterday but
the chances are just as even that they
may hurl again today. Lush is a puzz-
ler and may be put in to worry the
oppo'sing team by changing from a
right hander to a south-paw. The
game will start promptly at 3 o'clock.
Reserves Hit Four
In yesterday's game the Reserves
gathered four hits to the Varsity's
none, but the final score showed a 0 to
o tie in six innings. Miller ad
Saunders worked for the Varsity, three
innings each and each allowed two
hits, both singles.
Miller started for the regulars, al-
lowing two hits in the first two in-
nings and holding the Reserve swats-
men down to a blank in the third. The
hitting aggregation was unable to
make their clouts count, however, and
the nearest thing to a score came in
the latter half of the first when Johns
tried to come in on the last out as
Haidler was thrown out by Captain
Brandel at first.
Varsity Fails to Connect
Out of 19 times at bat the Varsity
failed to connect for a safety. In the
first Niemann flyed out to Birmingham,
Reem whiffed and Martin got to first
on an error, but Miller caught him
going to second. The Reserves came
up with Johns batting first and a hit
landed him at first. On a passed ball
by Mattson he went down to second.
Lush whiffed and the runner travelled
to third when Ohlnacher was thrown
out, Miller to Birmingham. Haidler
connected with the ball but Bran
threw him out at first and the only
possible counter died on the way from
third to home.
Thetnext period was marked for
strike-outs, Captain Brandell flying
out to King and Horwitz and Dancer
taking the count. The Reserves did a
little better, Middleditch poling one
into Reem's hands and Birmingham
then walloping a single to right field.
Two batters then whiffed and Birmy
was left at first. The third inning
proved barren of excitement, six men
batting and six men failing to place

the ball in the right direction. Birmy
clouted another single in the fourth
but consistent air punching again left
him stranded on Newell's sack.
Both sides decided to close the af-
fair by retiring in as short order as
possible, Ohlmacher breaking all pre-
cedents by hitting on his last turn up..
Birmiy Bats Two Out of Two
Birmingham carried off the batting
honors by getting two hits out of two'
chances. Miller and Saunders both
pitched excellent ball and the hits
they allowed were scattered. Yester-
day was the first day Shorty worked
since vacation and the rest appeared
to have had a wonderful effect on his

pitching arm. Saunders was equally
puzzling to the Varsity batters and
whiff ed one more than his veteran pre-
decessor in the box.
Both teams played almost air-tight
ball with the exception of two errors.
Squad is Versatile
Considerable versatility is being
shown by the members of the squad.
Kirchgessner has been playing short
after worki out all season in the
outfield, whi e Smalley Morrison prov-
ed his ability to play first as well
as work behind the bat in Wednesday's
game. Lush and Ohlmacher demon-
strated again that pitchers make good
outfielders. ,
Lineups and summaries follow:
Varsity: Niemann, r.f., Reem, l.f.,
Martin. c.f., Brandell (Captain), s.s.,
Horwitz, 3b., Oancer, 2b., Newell, 1b.,
Mattson, c., Miller and Saunders, p.
Reserves: Johns, c.f., Lush, r.f., Ohl-
macher, l.f., Haidler, c., Middleditch,
2b., Birmingham, 1b., King, 3b., Kirch-
gessner, s.s., Parks, p.
Varsity 0, Reserves 0.
Struck 'out: by Miller, 3; by Saund-
ers, 4; by Parks, 4. Hits off Miller, 2;
off Saunders, 2. Passed balls, Matt-
son and Haidler. First base on errors,
Haidler. Singles: Birmingham, 2;
Johns, Ohimacher. Errors: Brandell
and Birmingham.
An important meeting of all foot-
ball men of the University will be
held at the Ferry field clubhouse at
7 o'clock this evening.
Coach -Yost announced that the
meeting would beheld promptly and
that all men interested in football,
whether they have been turning out
for spring practice or not, are expect-
ed to be present.
The purpose is to talk over condi-
tions relating to football, primarily,
and it is essential in the eyes of the
Varsity mentor that every football
player in Michigan should turn out.
Backfield Coach Douglass came over
with Yost from Detroit to watch yes-
terday's practice, returning after the
session. Douglass probably will run
out as practice continues.
Yesterday's work was varied from
the ordinary routine by a little scrim-
mage. Two teams were lined up and
given the ball for a short battle on the
line. The scrap was exhilarating,
though brief, each side knowing just
where the play was going and having
a large delegation waiting for the man
who carried the pigskin and the backs
on the offensive had an entertaining
afternoon. Practice will be held this
afternoon as usual, followed by the
meeting tonight at the clubhouse.
Van Cleff Injured
but Not Enlisted

Captain Elmer ~1randell Certain
To Enter iajor Leagues in June
Which big league baseball club is I Brandell, with Detroit only 72 cents


going to prove fortunate enough to
land Elmer Brandell?
If the Varsity captain does not elect
to spend his summer hurling hand-
grenades at the misguided and deluded
followers of the kaiser, he will un-
doubtedly adopt baseball as a pas-
Several big league organizations
have long been casting covetous eyes
toward Ann Arbor but when interro-
gated upon this point, Coach Lundgren
and Bran mei'ely "smile and look the
other way." When it became known
that war had caused a cessation of
diamond activities at Michigan, letters
poured into the city from various
quarters and Bran's mailman finally
filed a protest with the postal author-
ities and personally requested the
Michigan captain to move over onto
the route of his worst enemy.
Will Graduate First
But Bran will graduate. He an-
nounces this much definitely.
With George Sisler and Johnny La-
van, two former Michigan players, fly-
ing the colors of the St. Louis Browns,
certain signs in the heavens seem to
indicate that Bran will consider the
Mound City team pretty seriously. It
is also understood that a certain well
known organization in Chicago is an-
xious to place Bran's name on their
fortnightly pay roll. Branch Rickey's
Cardinals are another team that
wouldn't object very seriously to
Bran's presence in their midst.
It would seem probable that Jen-

away, but Hughey doesn't seem to fav-
or players of the college type. He has
allowed Blanding, Lavan, Sisler and
others to slip away. Jennings doesn't
want collegians apparently. But this
is nothing against higher education
and the great national pastime.
Hughey couldn't get George Sisler if
he offered St. Louis his entire pitch-
ing staff, infield and the Detroit club's
franchise along with his old inimitable
freckled self thrown in for better or
Sisler, Only, Beat Bran
Brandell is a natural ball player. He
is the type of hitter that tears into
swell pitching no matter where he
plays. Speed doesn't bother him a bit
and he whales curves balls with the
same facility. George Sisler is the
only man Michigan ever had who
could beat Bran down to first and
when this pair used to race over in
the gym they usually tossed a nickle
to see who'd won. Ask George.
In the outfield Bran can get drives
that the ordinary individual couldn't
hold to thre6 bases and he is probably
the most accurate thrower Michigan
has ever seen.
Michigan baseball followers will
watch this youth's progress with in-
terest. He will be a decided credit to
the University, wherever he goes.
While Michigan will lack outside com-
petition this year on account of the
big war, the baseball team will be
practicing daily and the captain will
be fit when he leaves Ann Arbor in

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first game of the season next Satur-
day, according to.plans announced by
the athletic office yesterday.
Entries for the year close Tuesday
night and all managers, who have not

Jefferson Billiard Hall.

entered their teams with Mr. Rowe
must, do so before the above time in
order to get into the battle this sea-
son. The fact that Varsity competi-
tion has been suspended this spring is
expected to make the fight for berths
in the class teams hotter than usual.
Mr. Rowe also announced that the
fraternity-boarding house out-of-door
indoor baseball games would start the
last day of next week. Teams for this
league must be entered before Wed-
nesday night to receive consideration.
Spaulding Brothers will give medals
to the winning team in the class base-
ball league, and Goldsmith's will do-
nate prizes to the leaders of the fra-
ternity-boarding house struggle.
Announcement was made last night
by Miss Alice Evans, physical director
for women, of the remainder of the
spring baseball schedule. Sophomore
practice, as formerly stated, will take
place at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon,
freshman practice at the same hour
on Tuesday, while the juniors and
seniors will acquire first-hand knowl-
edge of the great American game on
Wednesday and Thursday.
The Newberry and Palmer field ten-
nis courts are now nearly ready for
use and the tournament will begin
sometime next week if weather condi-
tions permit. Interest centers around
the long-postponed match between
Louise Irish, '18, and Lucy Huffman,
'20, which will determine the fall
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Offer Red Cross W~ork for lVomen
Chlampaign, Ill., April 20.-Re(
Cross training is being offered ti
women at the University of Illinois a
a preparation for actual hospital work
The women may drop three hours o
work and substitute the study of nurs
ing in its place.

land June.

War Wil Nod Seriously Affect
Pennsylvania's lig Relay Races

to 20
in the
ed as

Philadelphia, April 20.-Entries for
Penn's big relay carnival have closed,
and although the totals have not been
given out, it is said that scores of col-
leges and schools have been heard
from, guaranteeing an interesting
In spite of the defection of a few
colleges interest in the races seems
to be intense. Many orders for tick-
ets have already been received, and a
large crowd seems assured for both
days. The fact that large western col-
leges have entered in force is ex-
pected to keep the meet up to the high
standard that it has maintained for
many years.
Penn State Strong
Pennsylvania State college sent in
its entries today for next week's meet.
Coach Martin has by far the best ma-
terial that State has ever had, and he
will have good teams in all the cham-
pionship events. In addition State will
be represented in practically all the
special events. It will be strong in
both of the medley relay champion-
ships on Friday and for the one-mile
championship on Saturday. Coach Mar-
tin also expects to get out a first class
team for either the two or the four-
mile relay championship. In Shields,
Shea, Foster, Whiting,' and Hunter
States has a very fine quintet of dis-
tance men. Much interest will center
in the running of Shields, who is the
brother of the Shields who will rep-
resent Pennsylvania in the freshman
The most interesting individual en-
tries are those of Jones, Dumbly, and
Wilson for the pentathlon. These men
have been training since Christmas
for this event, and Coach Martin feels
that they will give Berry a hard tussle
for the all-around college champion-
ship. The pentathlon takes place on
Friday, and it promises to be the fea-
ture event of the whole meet, as many
fine all-around athletes are out for
the title.
Runyon Is Dark Horse
The entry of Runyon in the pole

vault and high jump is interesting. He
is considered one of the best vaulters
in the East, having done 12 feet 6
inches. Runyon Is expected to give
Sewell and Newstetter of Pennsyl-
vania, Fisher and Graham of Chicago,
Pettison of Kansas, and the other ex-
pert vaulters a good battle.
Many sharps in track and field ath-
letics predict that a new record will
be made in the pofe vault. Newstetter
has been going excellently in the event
recently. He tied with Foss of Cor-
nell at 12 feet 10 inches two years
ago, and with the same man last year
at 12 feet 6 inches. He hopes to win
this year.
E. F. Traub, '18M, and J. E. Whit-
low, '19, will meet this afternoon for
the lightweight wrestling champion-
ship of the University, in the last
wrestling match of the Wrestling
club's tourney. Traub was the cham-
pion. in 1915, while Whitlow was run-
ner-up last year.
The match will take place at 3
o'clock in the wrestling room of Wat-
erman gymnasium.
Seniors Practice for Class Baseball
Tryouts for the senior lit class base-
ball team will meet on South Ferry
Field from 9:45 to 11:30 o'clock this
morning for the first practice session
this spring. With the increased in-
terest that class baseball will undoubt-
edly furnish this spring all those who
have taken part in past seasons and
all others are urged to report.
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That "it is an ill wind that blows
no good" was forcibly impressed upon
Dale Maltby, All-fresh baseball coach,
yesterday, when he discovered that a
sprained ankle, and not membership
in the naval reserves, had caused the
desertion of Van Cleff from the ranks
of the first year team. With the im-
minent return of this man, the com-
petitive value of the squad will be
raised about 50 per cent, since Van is
one of the best looking pitchers in
No practice game was held yester-
day afternoon, routine work taking up
all of the time until J. Pluvius, with
his usual nonchalance, sent the boys
scurrying to the clubhouse. With a
possibility of a game with the Varsity
next week, Dale is praying with all
his heart that the lads will not fail
him at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow.
Entries Close April 23 with Games
to Start About April
An indoor baseball league is being
organized for boarding houses, en-
tries to close April 25. Notices to this
effect have been sent to a number of
boarding houses. The games will be
played on Ferry field and will begin
about April 28.
If there are any boarding houses
that have been overlooked in receiv-
ing notices of the organization of the
league, the intramural department will
be glad to have the managers of these
teams call at the office and leave their
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