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first time since buildings were erected on Emerson Field
(the dirt parking lot adjacent to the Carolina Union).
(Staff photo by Leslie Todd)
The new baseball stadium is nearing completion. The ,
stadium, a gift of Cary C. Boshamer, class of 1917, will
provide permanent seating for baseball games for the
Quarterfinals like rerun of season
by Howie Carr
The National Basketball Association
may . have made some money on its
quarterfinal round playoff series, but
they turned out to be just a rerun of the
The playoff system was designed, you
may remember, so that the second place
team in one conference would play the
winner of its division's other conference.
In theory it may have been a good
system, but it just didn't work out in
reality, as all four conference winners
polished off their second place
The last runner-up team in the
playoffs, the Chicago Bulls, were
eliminated Tuesday night by the Los
Angeles Lakers, 1 09-98. The Bulls-really
gave Los Angeles a scare for a while,
winning all three games in Chicago, but
the Lakers finally proved to be too much
out on the Coast. - -
Gail Goodrich, who led the Lakers in
scoring with 29 points, finished the series
with a 31.4 average, 14 points above this
regular seascn mark. Wilt Chamberlain
dominated the boards for Los Angeles,
pulling off 19 rebounds in addition to
scoring 25 points and nine assists.
The Lakers won't have much time to
think about their victory, though, as their
next opponents in the playoffs are the
Milwaukee Bucks and Lew Alcindor.
"I don't want to think about
Milwaukee right now," Chamberlain told
reporters after the game. Just give me 24
hours to think-about this win."
On the other side of the continent
Tuesday night, the Eastern finals began,
and the defending champion New York
Knickerbockers grabbed4a quick 1-0 lead
in the best-of -seven series by edging the
Baltimore Bullets,T 12-11 C -
The Bullets may have lost the game
when their coach Gene Shue drew a
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technical foul with 9:02 left in the game
when he protested a little too loudly
about a referee's judgment call.
"A formal letter of protest is on the
way to Commissioner (Walter) Kennedy's
office, but you know how much chance
we have of anything being done," Shue
Tennis at 10
Weather permitting, the
Carolina-Indiana tennis match originally
scheduled Tuesday afternoon will be
played this morning at 10 at the Varsity
i by Don Collins
- Sports Writer
: Jack Gillis holds a rare distinction.
It's seldom felt that you see a team's
RBI leader batting second in the lineup.
Baseball philosophy usually states that
the best place for the RBI leader is third
or fourth where there's a better chance to
have runners on base.
iThe righthanded hitting Gulis,
however, has proved 4hat second is the
spot for him, for hs not only leads the
team in runs driven in, but in just about
every other hitting department, too.
- Going into Carolina's Thursday game
against Davidson the Worcester, Conn.
native holds the team high of 13 RB Ts
and 55 at bats. He also is tied for most in
the hits and triples departments.
Not a bad feat, considering Gfllis came
South not as a hot college prospect but
because he liked the school. Gillis has
proven he is a fine college player,
however, four years after his tryout for
the freshman team.
He roams leftfield for the IV Tar
Heels and has played in every game so far
this season. The hard hitting senior,
learned to play the position back in high
school at Worcester where he "played for
Jack's younger brother, Tom, is a
sophomore at Carolina and is also an
:outfielder on the team. The younger
Gillis has also shown he can hit the ball
by going 8 for 18 for a .444 average in
the young season.
This is the second time the brothers
have played on the same team, the first
coming in high school. Unlike his older
brother, however, Tom was spotted by
Carolina scouts and recruited to play for
the Tar Heels.
Jack is one of the big reasons the Tar
Heels are hitting a strong .284 as a team.
All of the Heels are hitting the ball well,
shown by the fact they have three players
batting over .300.
Gillis is right under the mark with a
Although the Heels have only faced
one ACC opponent in conference play, a
game which resulted in a 6-2 loss to
South Carolina, he thinks the team
should have a good conference season.
"All of the games have been close and
we've been in just about all of them until
the 9th of 10th inning," states Gillis,
refering to the Heels current 5-8 record.
"All of the players are hitting the ball
well and its just a matter of breaks."
When asked who was the toughest
pitcher he has faced so far this season, he
could not name one in particular but
added that in Florida the team faced their
opponent's top hurlers.
The senior slugger went one to add
that despite the team's disappointing road
trip, the Heels still feel good. "Everyone's
hitting the hall right up and down the
lineup. We faced the Florida team's best
pitchers and we still hit the ball."
In the Tar Heels season opener against
State at .Raleigh Gillis probably had his
finest day. His three run homer in the
fourth inning was the big blow that lead
his team to the 7-4 victory over the Tar
He also had a run scoring single in the
first to end the day with RBTs.
It was an outstanding opener for GSis,
who has upped his average from .23 S to
.291 in the course of the last season.
Grid Club hosting
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The UNC football club, a student
organization independent of the Tar Heel
varsity, kicks off its spring season Friday
by hosting N.C. State.
Game time is 4:30 p.m. on Ehringhaus
It will also be the first outing for the
Wolf pack in the limited spring season
between members of the North Carolina
Club Football Association.
The unique spring playing season is
held in conjunction with practice sessions
of Club members.
The UNC Club is an outgrowth of a
movement begun on the campus last
spring to fill the void between the
intramural and varsity programs.
In addition to Carolina and State clubs
exist at East Carolina, Central Piedmont
UNC and ECU tied for the first
Association championship last fall with
Club members furnish their own
equipment and insurance and meet
general club expenses, in part, by selling
advertisements in the club's fall program.
The UNC-State clash will mark the
debut of Tar Heel Coach Ed Fischer, five
year veteran of the National Football
He has installed a pro type offense
which he feels will open up the team's
attack. Fischer plans to substitute
liberally and possibly try players at more
than one position.
Admission to the contest is free and all
students are invited. The clubs meet again
next Saturday at 10 in Raleigh.
Carolina will face Central Piedmont on
the 90-yard Ehringhaus Field Jubilee
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