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Wednesday, May 7, 1952
THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
By BILL MUNDELL
Intramural Sports Columnist
The independent softball teams
completed their second round of
tournament play Monday after
noon amid some wild scoring
orgies ana a couple or good close
The Methodist Student House
advanced to the third round by
defeating the City YMCA by n
10-6 score. Both outfits garnered
11 hits during the fray, but the
effective hurling of Methodist
pitcher, Rich Satterfield, kept
the YM safeties well scattered
while his mates bunched theirs
When they counted.
It was a scoreless battle for the
Iirst two frames with the Weslev
men grabbing one hit to none for
the Y'ers. An inkling of what was
to come appeared in the third in
ning when the Methodists took
their first lead 1-0 on three hits
and then saw the YM diamond
men tie the count on a couple of
bits of their own.
The roof caved in on the YMCA
In the fourth inning as the win
ners chased eight big runs across
the plate on six hits, two errors
and four bases on balls. Forrest
Stith, Wesley second-6acker, led
off the frame with a booming
iour-master and followed that up
with a single later on in the same
The YM batted around in the
fifth inning, but could muster
but four runs and the cause was
In scattering the 11 hits, Satter
filed walked three and struck out
two. Barrett on the mound for the
losers, walked eight and struck
Stith and Wayne Roelle led the
winning batting attack with three
hits apiece while Bygland and
Hutson got two each. Marrs,
Stromer and Barrett each clouted
a pair for the YMCA.
Presby House beat off a last
inning rally by Vocational Agri
culture to cop their second
round playoff contest by a 16-9
score. Four singles and three
Presby errors allowed four runs
to tally for Voc Ag before the
Presby defense tightened and
pitcher Kent Kelley retired the
next three men in order for the 4
The winners built up their mar
gin steadily throughout the game,
scoring in every inning but the
fourth. The Aggies matched Pres
by's three markers in the first
inning and then were held score
less until the fifth while Presby
was amassing a 12-3 lead.
Kelley allowed 11 hits while
walking two and striking out one.
He was never in serious danger,
however, as his mates backed him
up with great catches. Leo John
son, on the mound for the losers,
was tagged for 16 base hits and
passed seven and struck out four.
All but one of the Presby regulars
garnered at least one base hit.
An oddity of the contest was
that ail but one of the Voc Ag
men were credited with an as
sist. Only the left fielder was
left out as his outfield mates
joined the infield and battery
in chalking up at least one assist.
Kalph Ebers was the batting star
for the winners as he cracked out
"three hits in four trips to the plate
and batted in live runs. One of his
blows was a fifth-inning homer,
, Scott Stockton also blasted three
base hits in five trips to the plate
while Cork Biemond, Joe Liggit
and Norm Sothan each got two.
Biemond led off a big sixrun third
with a four-master.
Frazier and Hutchins were the
only Aggies able to get more than
one blow off Kelley as they got
Delta Sigma Pi gained the
third rounds of the playoffs by
downing the Llllies, 8-1. Itollle
Haas spun a four-hitter for the
Delta Pi's while his mates were
collecting eight safeties off the
slants of Clark Betcke of the
Lillies. Haas allowed one single
in each of the first, second, third
and fifth frames as he controlled
the losing batsmen throughout.
Two walks preoedlng the second
inning single by Powers led to
the only Lilly run.
Three runs by the Delta Pi's In
the first inning were all that were
needed, but they added three more
in the next two innings for lnsur
Haas and Betcke each walked
three men while Haas sent six
down swinging and Betcke fanned
Danny Switzer led the batters
In the winning outfit with two of
his team's eight safeties. Powers
fgot half of the Lilly hits with two
Practical Arts held the tipper
hand all the way in their con
test with Nebraska Co-op and
won a 12-3 second-round vic
tory. The woodworkers piled up
eight runs in the first two in
nings and coasted to the win.
Winning pitcher, Don Weber,
limited the Nebraskans to four
hitB as he walked six and struck
out four. The ArtB men could
manage only six blngles off Larry
Brandvik, but used seven bases on
balls and four errors to good ad- harler.
vantage in capturing the victory.
Jim Jones and Joe Ponsiego led
the victorious hitters -with home
runs, driving in all the runs in the
first inning. Lauren Stewart was
top man for the losers at the plate,
getting two hits and scoring two
oi their three runs.
The Ag Men's Club and Nor
ris House hooked up in a real
pitcher's duel as the Aggies came
out on top by a 5-2 score. Single
runs in the second, third and
fourth innings and a pair in the
fifth netted the winning runs for
the Ag Men. Norris collected
two of the four hits they were
allowed by Dick Jiskra in the
final frame for their two tallies.
Until that final inning, Jiskra
was sailing along in fine style
towards a shutout. A total of ten
men went down swinging before
the slants of tha Aggie hurler,
which is all but six of the outs in
a six-inning contest.
The winners were allowed nine
hits by Gordon Henke who struck
out four. Don Lees topped the bat
ters during the day, getting a pair
oi hits for the winners.
The real pitching performance
was accredited to Denny Saugh
stad of the Lutheran Student
Association in their second
fray with the Doan Nuts. Saugh
stad allowed four hits and six
runs, five of them unearned, and
struck out 16 men in the six in
ning game. Two strikeouts in the
third and fifth frames and three
in all the rest was s feat
turned in by the Lutheran
His mates cracked out seven hits
and received the same kind of
fielding as they tallied 12 runs to
deteat the Doan Nuts. Glen John
son and Bernie Wallman each
clouted a pair of blows to lead the
The fourth Interdenomina
tional team gained the third
round of the Independent play
offs as the Baptist Student
House massacred Sigma
Gamma Epsilon by a 27-6 count.
Only Newman Club has been
ousted from among the Denom
outfits remaining in the tourney,
and that on a forfeit
The Baptists scored in everv
inning in routing the Sis Gams.
They really outdid themselves in
the second inning as 19 men went
to the plate and 15 runs were
Baptist pitcher, Dick Hunt,
allowed the Sig Gams a total of
ten hits but they couldn't hurt
nis cause as his team clouted 18
off the efforts of Larry Eider.
Bob Aim en and Jim Skinner
each collected a total of four base
socks for the winners while Fred
Spann garnered three. Almen,
Hunt and Merlyn Vanderberg
clouted homers while Almen and
Gene Plouzek slammed triples.
Keith Gadway, Knoop and Joe
Siegmund each cot two hits for
In the only third-round contest
of the day. Acacia took another
big step towards the championship
by blasting Kappa Sigma, 20-7.
In Big Seven
The University of Missouri
moved into first place in the Big
Seven baseball standings Tuesday.
The Tigers were removed from!
the top position for a short teriod
by the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but
now have an advantage of a few
percentage points over the
The Tigers won two games from
Colorado in their series with the
Buffs Monday and Tuesday. They
won ia-4 Monday and 18-4 Tues
Missouri s record of seven
wins against one loss gives them
just 18 percentage points over
the Huskers, whose record is
In other league contests Mon
day and Tuesday, cellar team
Kansas State absorbed losses of
18-12 and 24-11 at the hands of
The Sooners have a busy sched
ule ahead of them this week, how
ever, having games scheduled for
every day of this week.
The Sooners are slated to
meet Kansas at Lawrence Wed
nesday and Thursday, and Mis
souri at Columbia on Friday and
Saturday. Their hopes of upset
ting the Tigers' chances this
week end are dim due to their
heavy load placed upon an av
erage pitching staff.
Other conference games sched
uled for this week match Kansas
State against Colorado Friday and
Saturday at Boulder, and Ne
braska and the Iowa State Cy
clones at Ames, also Friday and
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By GLENN NELSON
Assistant Sports Editor
Sparked by Thane Baker, Wild
cat junior who captured three first
places, Coach Ward Haylett's Kan
sas State cindermen annexed their 'ing away,
K-State's Jerry Mershon.
Baker won the cuartermile
event in a moderate time of :50.3
He kept just ahead of Buele Bal-
derson until the last turn, when
he opened up to win the race go
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week end. They will hold a dual with Iowa State Friday, and enter a triangle with Iowa State
and Missouri Saturday. Kneeling, left to right Erv Peterson, Joe Gifford and Dick Spangler;
standing Doug Dale, Al Blessing and Chick Battey. The tennis team, with not so many victories
to their -credit as the high-riding golfers, are scheduled to compete in Ames this week end also.
The Chicago Cubs, paced "by
their ace right-hander Johnny
Klippstein, blanked the BoRton
Braves, 2-0. Klippstein threw a
brilliant three-hitter to turn the
The young fire-baller struck out
seven Braves, ending the game by
fanning four of the lust five men
to face him. He, has now yielded
only four earned runs in 28 innings.
It was the third defeat against
no victories lor neKiorci, the
Brave hurler, who was relieved
by Sheldon Jones after the sev
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first victory in the history of
Wildcat-Husker dual track meets.
The K-Staters won the meet
going away, scoring 71 415
points to Nebraska's 59 1115.
The Scarlet thinciads outscored
their conference opponents
31 1115 to 22 1415 in the field,
but were greatly outpointed on
the track, (49-28).
Two meet records were sur
passed and another equalled all
by Kansas State tracksters. Baker
tied the 100-yard dash mark of
:09.7, set by Eod McClay of Kan
sas State in 1949, when he coasted
to an easy win in the century.
Dick Towers, K-State half
miler, galloped to a record 1:55.1
timing in the 880-yard run. He
was shadowed by Husker Dale
Schnaskel, who finished a strong
Towers' mark erased the rec
ord of 1:57.7, set by Lee Moore
of Nebraska in 1950. Moore,
who ran third in the event Tues
day, had won the one mile run
about a half hour prior to the
start of the 880.
The other standard which fell
was in the mile relay. Kansas
State's quartet of Jerry Kowe,
John Caldwell, Dick Towers and
Thane Baker clicked off a blister
ing 3:20.3 effort
The time bettered the mark of
3:23.1 set in 1950 by Huskers Del
Kopf, Bill Whitaker, Leonard Kehl
and Loyal Hurlbert. A 48.3 an
chor leg by Baker was the out
standing clocking of the event.
The K-State sprint star looked
over his shoulder during the last
several yards of the 220-yard
while winning easily with a time
of :22.1. Had he given his full
est effort, he probably would
have added another record to
his growing string.
Bnen Hendrickson, frosh Husker
sprinter, placed second just a few
Don Bedker came within two
tenths of a second of tying the
120-yard high hurdle record
when he nosed out K-State's Hi
Faubion at the tape in :14.7.
Winner of third place in that
event was Dick Knostman, who
doubles in basketball for K-State.
Bedker trailed Faubion in the
220-yard lows by inches. He hit
the first barrier, and was never
able to lead the Wildcat speedster.
Nebraska slammed the shot put
event, the only event in which
they were able to make a clean
sweep. Paul Grimm won with a
heave of 50 feet 2 inches, Cliff
Dale placed second and Tom Stoup
Dale was again winner of his
pet event, the discus throw. He
sailed the disc 139 feet, just
ahead of 'Cats Knostman and
Gene Wilson of Kansas State
placed first for K-State in the
broad jump with a 22 feet 84
inches leap. Glenn Beerline and
Irv Thode, both of Nebraska,
notched jumps of 22 feet 2
inches and 21 feet 11 inches.
respectively, for second and third
Husker Jim Sommers won the
was less than a foot better than
that of Bob Arnold, Cornhusker
The meet was Nebraska's final
dual of the spring track season.
Next meet on the Husker agenda
is the Big Seven outdoor carnival
which begins a week from Friday.
Jackie Robinson. Brooklyn's
fleet second baseman, shooting lor
his second National league bat
ting crown, has moved far out
in front of his formidable foe,
Stan MusiaL with a resounding
Yearly Robinson and MusiaL St.
Louis Cardinal right fielder, bat
tle it out for the league batting
crown with Robinson getting off
to an early start while Musial
picks up hits as the season progresses.
At present Eobinson holds a
.149 point lead over Musial who
is batting .277, which is con
sidered a lowly average for a
slugger of Musial's ability.
Pressing Robinson for the lead
is Musial's teammate, Harry Low
rey, who is batting at a .424 dip.
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The high jump ended in a
five-way tie for first between
Wildcats Gene Wilson and Dick
Gergen and Huskers Phil Hel
delk, Darrell Mooreland and
Don Thurlow of K-State kept
well ahead of Nebraska's Clayton
Scott to win the two-mile run in
Wildcat Gene Bates threw the
javelin 137 feet seven inches to
Over in the American league a
couple of St. Louis Brownies, Bob
Neiman and Jim Delsing, are tied
for the loop lead with a healthy
feet behind Baker, followed by win that event. His best mark
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