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Wednesday, April 8, 1959
The Doily Nebroskon
Page 3
nuismger, JJunne, Murakami, Sieler Fortify NU Infield
By Hal Brown
The infield, with letter win
i; ners ai mree positions ana an
i outstanding sophomore from
Honolulu Hawaii at shortstop,
is the strongest feature of the
young Husker baseball team
Coach Tony Sharpe has vet
erans Ken Ruisinger, G 1 1
Dunne and Doug Sieler a t
first, second and third base
respectively with Dave Mur
akami at shortstop.
Depth Problem
The only weak point about
the infield is the lack o f
depth. Beyond the starters,
Jerry McKay is the only re
liable replacement. This lack
of depth was illustrated on the
southern trip when Muraka
mi and McKay were both in
jured leaving Don Vogel as
the ojily healthy shortstop. Vo
gel committed four errors in
two games against Texas La-
theran and Houston.
Murakami sprained an an
kle during infield practice be'
fore the opening game with
Ttias Lutheran. He p la y e d
that game, but missed the
next two.
Jerry McKay was expected
to fill in at shortstop for the
injured Murakami, but h e
pulled a groin muscle during
batting practice before the
second game with Texas Lu
theran and had to sit out the
rest of the trip.
McKay was still hampered
'; lllillll
by the injury last week and
missed the South Dakota State
game. Whether or not he will
be available for duty this
weekend at Colorado will de
pend on how well the injury
responds to treatments.
Three Mouseketeers
First baseman Ken Ruisin
ger at 6-3 looks like a giant in
the Nebraska infield alongside
the Huskers "three mouseke
t e e r s" (Dunne, Murakami,
and Sieler) at second, third
and short. Dunne at 5-8, Mur
akami at 5-9 and Sieler at
5-7 give Nebraska the small
est infield in the conference.
Ruisinger is the only r e -turnee
who hit over .306 last
year. Ruisinger was Nebras
ka's third leading hitter last
year with a .321 average and
was second In the all-important
runs batted in column
with 20.
"Spook," as he is called by
his teammates, is currently
hitting at a .360 clip and leads
the team in hits with nine.
He is tied for the RBI leader
ship with four.
Leading Hitter
Murakami, the slick-fielding
shortstop is leading the reg
ulars with a .500 batting av
erage. He has six hits in 12
trips to the plate with one
of those six hits being a home
run. Murakami demonstrated
what is expected of a leadoff
man to near perfection against
South Dakota State when he
got on base six out of the
seven times he went to the
plate.- He collected two sin
gles and worked the opposing
pitcher for four walks.
Murakami is also the best
gloveman the Huskers "have
had in several vears. It is a
joy to watch him as he scoots
around the infield scooping up
balls with "basehit" written
all over them.
Gil Dunne at second base is
captain of the team and can
also be used as a relief pitch
er if the need arises. Dunne
has gotten a slow start at the
plate with only six hits in 27
trips for a .222 average, but
he will probably be right up
around .280 or .290 before the
season is over. Last year he
had a .270 batting average.
"Hot Corner"
Doug Sieler is holding down
the "hit corner" for Nebras
ka in his second year as a
regular. Sieler, a Billings,
Montana, product, is current
ly hitting .250 with five hits in
20 at bats. He leads the team
in runs scored with seven.
McKay, one of five return
ing lettermen, can fill in at
second, third or short if need
ed, but it is not k n o w n how
long he will be hampered by
the groin injury. He had only
a .175 batting average last
year, but has one hit in three
attempts this year for a .333
If the regulars can avoid in
jury, it looks like the infield
is set and the Huskers won't
have to take a backseat to
anyone in the conference in
this department.
Want Ads
Lost : Brown rim e-'ssses on Ag Campus.
Ray Miller. 6-2147.
FIRST BASEMAN Ken Ruisinger is the leading hitter off
last year's Husker baseball team. The 6-3 Omahan lilt .321
last season. Currently the big first baseman is hitting at
a .360 clip and is tied for the RBI leadership.
Extra Point Club
Elects President
Lou Roper of Lincoln was
elected president of the Uni
versity of Nebraska Extra
Point Club at its annual meet
ing. Ted Connor was named
vice president, J. F. (Jim)
Nissen, secretary; John Bent-
ley, treasurer and Warren
Schmakel, assistant treas
Directors for three year
terms were named as fol
lows: Robert C. McCracken,
Ed Smith, Richard P. Rus
sell, Jr., Brien E. Hendrick
son and Bob Reynolds.
Bob (Moon) Mullen was
named to fill out an unex
pired term of one year.
Retiring president Bob
Wagner reported that the
Extra Point Club had almost
doubled its contribution to the
grants-in-aid fund. Plans for
next year's drive are in the
making, Wagner said, with
more emphasis to be laid on
organization of outstate solici
tations. Women's Intramurals
Women's intramural soft
ball, badminton doubles,
and tennis singles will start
Tuesday, April 21.
Team lists are due
Wednesday, April 15, at 5
Husker Track Team
Travels To Okla. St.
Colorado, Kansas State,
Mizzou Open Spring Drills
By Keith Bland
Colorado, Missouri and
Kansas State have also be
gun spring workout drills
this week.
Colorado will have 18 re-
squad at the close of the sea- j much help from that source
son and the fact that the new this year."
coaching staff will have to
install a new offense.
Fullback is the only back
field position adequately held
firm as Chuck Weiss and
turning lettermen on their ; George Adams will be re-
te-m which will be under an turning with a11 the power
te.m wnicn will De under an and abmt they had lgst
entirely new coaching staff ; in becoming known as two of
this year. Head coach Everett the top fullbacks
"Sonny" Grandelius will have league.
a vari.-ihlo nffonsP hnt ho Line Stronger
Seniors Plentiful
Devine insists, "Our leader
ship in seniors like Phil
Snowden at quarterback, and
co-captains Mike Magac and
Tom Swaney in the line should
be real good."
Mel West, 185-pound junior
halfback, finished 12th amonff
in the the nation's ball-carriers with
642 yards and will also be to
the advantage of Missouri
will use the win"ed-T for a 1 s ucn stronser nexi year- uanny panose,
. , . a with left-end Bill Elkins and 215 pound junior, made ev-
Dasn formation with a bal- left-tackle Bob Salerno being ery all-conference team at
ancea line.
1 two of the top returning vet- end last year and saw an av-
Rebuilding : erans. Top sophomores on the erage of 46l minutes a game
Rebuilding faces the new squad are right-end Jerry ! over the season,
coaching staff as they lost 12 Hillonbrand; guard-c e n t e r According to Devine, the
lettermen by graduation last BD McCullo'ugh; and full-j overall outlook is good if the
year 10 of which were three- back Loren Schweninger. three interior line positions
year letterwinneis. Coach Dan Devine of Mis- can be filled satisfactorily
A major problem will be in souri has about 80 candidates ; and if they can solve their
the quarterback position out into spring maneuvers biggest problem of replacing
where three lettermen are '. and stated, "We must cover I Don Chadwick and Charlie
gone. Double trouble also ap- a lot of ground this spring j Rash, two all-conference vet
peared when only 34 players because the opening half of ; eran guards and strong block-
were left on the freshman our scneauie can mane ers
To Be Heavy
Action continues in intra
murals throughout this week,
with the slate heavy in bad
minton and softball. There
will be six badminton match
es today and 10 on Thursday.
In softball, four games will
be played today and Thurs
day. Badminton matches sched
uled for today are: Don Lar
sen GusII vs R. C. Hahn Kap
pa Sigma; Wayne Wessel
Soph Dents vs Bob Petersen
Ind.; "Mike Collins Ind. vs
Dick Myers Theta Xi; Marsh
Bricker SAE vs Ken Baten
horst Soph Dents; Ron Gould
Theta Xi vs Bob Marks Ind. ;
Chick Borchman DU vs Gay
lord Brinlee Beta.
On Thursday the badminton
doubles matches begin. There
are eight doubles matches and
two singles. They are: Walt
Witgow Soph Dents vs Bill
Kepner SAE; Rod Bernasek
Theta Xi vs Harold Johnson
Betas; States and Taylor,
Soph Dents, vs Reeder and
Haberman GusI; Fisk and
Geisler, DU, vs Matisons and
Godbey, Theta Xi; Aksamit
and Souchek, Betas, vs Wal
ton and Keyes, Kappa Sigma;
Adams and Baur, SAE, vs
Schaecker and Heffelfinger,
PEK; Bowers and Purcell,
j Ind. vs Huber and Shuman,
PEK; Valdez and Borchman,
DU, vs Aiii and Myers, Theta
Xi; Sever and Hansen, SAE,
vs Place and Ottorson, Beta;
Leffler and Brace, Ind. vs
Brinlee and Johnson, Beta.
Four softball games will be
played today: Delta Sigma
Phi vs Pi Kappa Phi; Acacia
vs Theta Chi; Cornhusker
Coop vs Pioneer Coop; and
Van Es vs GusI.
Eight teams see action on
Thursday: SeatonI vs Mac
Lean; Manatt vs Bessey;
Hitchcock vs Benton; and
Dents vs Pathogens.
Nebraska's track team trav
els to Stillwater, Okla.. Satur
day for a duel meet with Okla
homa State.
Nebraska nipped the Cow-
pokes in an indoor test here
in February, 68-54. Three sta
dium records fell that after
noon, Nebraska's Ken Pollard
doing 14-6 in the pole vault;
Joe Mullins breaking his own
1000-yard mark and Miles Ei
senman of Oklahoma State
ran the 2-mile in 9:28.5.
Mile Dual
Two vendettas loom as Mul
lins and Eisenman match
strides again. Joe won the
mil here after Eisenman had
led into the final lap.
The pole vault dual should
be a three-way dandy with
Captain Ken Pollard of Ne-
or break the season."
Devine is worried mostly
Kansas State
Kansas State coach Bus
Personal ssrvlc. for wild.m.u " 'T.. w aHuw
renonai service rer wnatmcii eonoe ... . . ... . , . ... .
trip, into ib, Quatict-supertor iii-1 and the probability t.iat his report for spring drills, in
. comping quipmtnt, Grumman interior line play won t mea- eluding 30 sophomores and
aluminum cdram mwtA eUtilmm in A I
pirn only $6.00 pt prii p.r d.r. sure up to last year s. He
for complcra information, wrlra Bill also Said. "MiSSOUri'S fresh-
Cmc. S?.UmJ? ou",TTt" j man team lost both its games,
!so were not anticipating
Sullivan Named
U.S. Trainer
George Sullivan, member
of the University training
staff, has been named as a
trainer for the United States
Pan-American Games team.
Sullivan expects to work
with the U.S. track and field
team. He reports to Chicago
on August 2, to begin his du
ties. KUON-TV-
Compass Rose
Mr. Murgle's Musee
The Fine Arts Quartet Plays Bart ok
Your Marriage ,
Community of the Condemned
Children Growing
Mari Sandoz Looks at the Old West
Once Upon a Japanese Time
Chez Mimi
Science in Sight
Evening Prelude
TV Classroom
Animals of the Seashore
Nuclear Energy
Russia and the Middle East
People Like Maria
David Copperfield
braska trying to repeat his
victory over Aubrey Dooley
and Jim Graham of O-State.
Pollard has recovered from
a fall he took two weeks ago
at Oklahoma when his grip
slipped on a rain soaked pole.
He also suffered a slight at
tack of flu last week end at
the Texas Relays. Best he
could do was 13-6.
Coach Frank Sevigne sees
another tight contest Saturday.
Lost: Black Parker pen with Initiate
J.F.E. Return to John Eoea or Rag
Found: Pair of glasses. South of Men'e
Dorm. John Eose. Selleck Quad.
Esther Loso, specialist tn Men'e A
Women's fitting probleme. Double
breasted converted to single. 44i5 So.
48th, 4-4212.
worn onco,
green, waltz length formal.
size 13-14. (19. can
For sale used electric toaster, 3.00.
See at 2755 P St., Apt. 1.
For sale Bookcase, desk,
drawers, miscellaneous
For Gale: Half pr;ce sale on mute
German, Danish, English, American
S1.80 to 115.00. Cliff's 13th A M.
Typewriters, adding machtnee for rent
or sale. BLOOMS, 823 No. 13. 2-B288.
Students, have your thesis bound at
H. A H. Bindery by experienced book
binders at new low prices, any thick
ness $3.00. Special custom binding at
a slightly higher rata. Bibles, Text
books. Periodicals bound and rebound
at Low Low prices. Phone) 6-4435
Daytime 2-8309 Evenings.
by Lorry Hurb
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"Another thine, the soil is sa roclcv nor a WarU
of grass will growl"'
' quentins
1229 R St. Ph. 2-3645
A pair of Keds
d A couple blouses
Any sportswear
?? , Dresses
Raincoats '
Or other fashion items
j? In Addition '
)) After exams we offer SS
- Aspirin - Anacin or other ,
Medical Supplies
. ' Mus
15 minutes of sympathetic
; music
14 returning lettermen. The
team will have returning let
termen in all except two po
sitions. Coach Mertes commented,
"We have more experience
and depth than last year. I
believe we have more depth
this year than in any of the
previous years I've been
"Our strongest positions
(appear to be end and half
Iback," Mertes added. The
only two positions not having
returning letterwinners will
be at fullback and at the
Returning lettermen ends
are John French, Vern Os
borne, Ced Price, and Joe
Vader. Returning halfback
lettermen are John Marco
line, George Whitney, Bill
Gallagher, Tony Tiro, Dale
Evans and Max Falk. John
Solomos and "Kent McConnell
return at quarterback.
Pius X Coach
Jim Kubacki was named
head basketball coach at
Pius X High School yester
Kubacki carved a niche for
himself Husker sports his
tory last year with a last sec
ond field goal to give Ne
braska a 43-41 victory over
the nationally ranked Kansas
Jayhawks. He was a three
letter winner in basketball
and also lettered in baseball
while at Nebraska.
Job Interviews
Held This Week
Three companies will be on
campus for job interviews
this week.
Wilson and Company Inc.
are holding interviews today.
Tomorrow Continental Can
Co. will be interviewing stu
dents. The National Starch Pro
ducts Inc. will be on Campus
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', Traditional men's clothing
has been accepted by the
"compleal" gentlemen since
the early sands of time.
The Captain's Walk ac
cepted this Natural Shoul
der Tradition when it
opened in 1958. Fads come
and go but this tradition will
continue forever.
P. S. His suit is a Dacron-Wool Trop
ical at $57.50 by Linett. His button
down shirt of Oxford Cloth is short
sleeved by Gant at $5.00. His tie in
an overall, amoeba pattern is by
Rivetz at $2.50.
9fje Captain's SSJalfe ot the f Nebrka
EfjC ClOtfjmg CtipllOntb University of
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