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Thoma, Harry C. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 38, Number IX (June 1937)

Shaplen, Robert
Athletic ups and downs,   pp. 344-345

Page 345

June, 1937                                                              
   Wisconsin 7212, Iowa 5812:     Fenske was a      sundown affair. The Milwaukee
Boat Club was de-
double winner, taking the mile and two mile. Eight  feated in a practice
tilt a week earlier. The Marietta
meet records were broken, Tommerson throwing the   Jay Vee was the winner
over the Badger junior var-
javelin 192 feet for the most impressive mark of the  sity and freshmen.
Meanwhile, a strenuous campaign
day, along with Wally Mehl's 1:56.9 in the half    to sell buttons so that
the trip to the Poughkeepsie
mile.                                                  regatta will in part
be financed by the crew itself
   TURNING back to baseball, the Wisconsin con-     was launched. The California
eight is expected in
                                                       Madison at the start
of June for the home season
ference record was the best in the league until a single  highlight race,
both eights traveling on to Pough-
defeat at the hands of Iowa and Illinois' double win  keietogeh Zaron b the
1tht   of Jne.
put the Illini and the Indiana Hoosiers in the van  keepsie together aroundthe
12thof June.
to fight it out for the title.                           SPRING football
came to a close on May 15th
  Returning from their spring trip with a record of  when the "Army"
beat the "Navy" before 6,000
four wins and two losses, Wisconsin's opening game  people in Camp Randall,
3-0, Robert Eckl's place
with Michigan was rained out, but Coach Douglas      providin     m  an 
 of    Rort e game
was well satisfied with the showing made by his pro-  kick providing the
margin of victory. The game was
teges to date, being particularly impressed by the form  well played, with
indications pointing to a much bet-
of Marriot and Doudna on the mound. During the     ter balanced team next
fall. Guards and tackles, par-
vacation, a double bill was split with Luther College,  ticularly the latter,
continue to be weak spots, with
Wisconsin winning 9-7 and losing 3-0, Lake Forest  the running of sophomores
Gradisnik, Schmitz, Cibik,
was trimmed 4-2 by a ninth inning rally, Western   and Martin leading football
fans to hope for new
State's powerhouse was a 13-0 victor, and Michigan  speed to match the veteran
line plunging and passing
State was beaten twice, by a 5-3 score each time.  ability of Howie Weiss,
Roy Bellin, and Erv Wind-
  Opening their conference season on May 1st, Wis-  ward in the backfield.
 Coach Harry Stuhldreher
consin whipped Chicago twice, 9-2, and 3-2, W.     meanwhile expressed himself
as satisfied with the
Zuehls winning the first handily, and Marriot emerg-  spring showing of his
ing the victor in the nightcap pitching duel. Kent and  The tennis team broke
even in eight matches, and
Radder, outfielders, were the leading hitters.     finished fourth in the
conference events at Chicago.
  In a comedy of errors at Randall, Notre Dame beat  Iowa, Michigan, Illinois
and Marquette were beaten,
the Cards in the tenth inning, 10-9, on May 5th,   while Chicago, Northwestern,
Michigan State, and
Zuehl's losing. A 5- 1 loss to Iowa a week later   Minnesota beat the netmen.
and a 3-1 win over Minnesota, interspersed with an   The golfers trimmed
Chicago, Minnesota, and
easy 14-0 win over Carleton College, followed. The  Iowa in conference matches,
were 14-13 victors over
Gopher battle was a duel between Marriot, who al-  Notre Dame at South Bend,
and closed their season
lowed 3 hits, and Minnesota's Aase, who gave only  with a fourth place finish
in the conference tourney,
two. Gerlach's second single of the game won for   wihafutplcfnshn      
tWiso.s Geriach's shecondnth singlefthegamewonfor  Bill Ploetz leading the
field during the first day, only
Wisconsin in the ninth.tofleinheialrud
  A 10-3 win over Northwestern at Camp Randall    to falter in the final
once more kept Douglas' men in the running for the   The intramural program
continues at a rapid clip
title, Marriot and Zuehls dividing the hurling, and  with diamond-ball, baseball,
and rowing leading the
Schroeder and Kent doing the winning hitting.      way. Finals in all the
events are being completed and
  The first of the crucial series with Illinois in Madi-  the winners will
be announced next month.
son on May 21st was lost 4-3, a late
Badger rally failing to atone for three
Illinois runs in the first inning. Mar-                    Ready for a late
afternoon row
Iinotiws runs loinge firstc inning.ntest           Wisconsin returns to Poughkeepsie
this year
riot was the losing pitcher in a contest
which was interrupted by fighting sev-     -
eral times.
  The next day the Roettger-ites won
again, this time 5-3, and the Badgers
were out of the race. Walter Zuehls
was the loser, Illinois scoring 4 in the
sixth for their victory margin. Rad-
der led both teams in hitting, but the
Badgers as a whole were only hitting
.188 up to May 18th, Kent being the
only man hitting .300. Schroeder,
Olson, Gerlach and Radder followed
in that order, while Zuehls and Mar
riot led the pitchers, Kent, Radke, and
Reinhart the fielders.
  C QACH     Ralph   Hunn's crew
opened its season on May 23rd, when
in the first official race of the year, the
Marietta eight was vanquished on
Mendota by four lengths in an after

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