WEDNESDAY, APUM' ' 5, 1967
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By BOB LEES
A baseball publicity man would
have licked his chops at yester-
daYs home opener.
The sun was shining brightly, a
soft breeze was rippling in from
left, and the innings flew by in ex-
cellent fashion at ten minutes
For five and a half innings, that
Suddenly, an hour later after
the opening pitch, the sun behind1
a cloud, the gentle breeze turned
into a near-gale, and runners
scurried over the plate, propelled
by assorted hits, errors, and even
a balk, as all hell generally broke
Eight such runners found the
sanctity of home, but the crowd
remained happy and content in
For all eight wore the home
whites of the Wolverines, who be-
gan their home season on exactly
the right note by whipping Bowl-
ing Green 8-0.
The game started out as if both
squads were trying to top each
other in fielding spectaculars.
Centerfielder Bob White led off
the, Falcon attack with a line
single off Michigan starter Bill
Zepp, but that was as far as he
got. Catcher Doug Nelson cut him
down by ten feet on a steal at-
Nelson came through in the sec-
ond, too, as third baseman Ted
Rose, who leads the Falsons in
nearly every offensive category,
senta swinging bunt a dozen feet
in front of 'the plate. The Wolver-
ine backstop pounced on the ball,
whirled, and threw, a perfect strike
to first to nip his man.
The bottom half of the same
innig saw the Wolverines' first
offensive threat, as right fielder
Keith led off with an opposite-
field double. Nelson did his job,
sending the runner to third with
a groundout to the right side, but
a checked-swing hopper ,nd clean
jj fielding by the first baseman kept
the Blue at bay.
In bottom of the fifth, one of
baseball's zanier "rallies" occurred.
Andy Fisher, leading off, was
grazed on his heel by a pitched
ball. Shortstop Chuck Schmidt, at-
tempting to bunt him over, squar-
ed around and . .. got hit him-
self, right, on the arm.
Up came Geoff Zahn, batting
for Zepp. On the first pitch, Fisher
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Kansas City 6, Cincinnatt.5
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second as the result of a walk, a.
single, and an error, Spicer shot a
single up the middle for an RBI.
Following a change of pitchers,
Nelson hit a bullet to third which
was promptly bobbled as a run
scored. Hosler then got the in-
ning's big blow, a two RBI double
to left center, and the first sacker
himself scored when Fisher sent
a soft dumper to short right. A
popup ended the melee.
But only for a while. Two sin-
gles and a walk loaded the bases
in the eighth inning, and with one
out new pitcher Doug Huwer was
pitching to Spicer from the stretch
position. He began his windup and
glanced towards third, when sud-
denly a glaze came over his eyes
and he dropped his arms.
umpire, and the fans watched
gleefully as Zahn, the runner on
third, scored, and the others
moved up a notch.
Spicer then lofted a long fly to
the fence in center to send home
Up came Nelson again, and the
junior catcher slammed into one,
bringing the crowd to its feet as
the sphere flew toward the left
field fence. But all they got for
their efforts was a short standing
stretch, as the wind knocked it
right down into a Bowling Green was having trouble getting on top
glove, of the ball, as the sixth inning
"Boy," muttered Benedict after showed. But once he started
the game, "I really thought that hinainzhsarvn1 his
one was out of there. Both Nel-
son's and Spicer's probably would
have cleared the fence without
Zahn, meanwhile, was pitching
a steady game, allowing no one on
base after the sixth other than a
two-out walk in the seventh. The
ninth was no exception, either, as
BG went down 1-2-3 on two
groundouts and a strikeout,
In the locker room, Benedict was
quick to heap praises on both
pitchers. "Bill did an excellent job
those first four innings," he en-
thused, "and Geoff finished up
"At first," he continued, "Geoff
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really began to move in. The re-
sults are pretty evident."
Nor did the coach forget his
catcher. "I was very pleased with
the way Nelson handled himself
out there today. He showed a lot
of hustle, both in fielding and
throwing the ball, and called a
good game. Also, he was getting a
lot of wood on the ball."
Benedict was not the only one
happy with the results of yester-
day's opening game. Wolverine
baseball fans, who looked at this
season with a lot of questions,
found some of them answered.
Two doubleheaders this weekend
should settle some more.
R E GI S T E R E D
DI A M 6 NOG R I N G S :.
ANDY FISHER DOUG NELSON
set sail for third-only to find a
rundown awaiting him. Two rou-
tine flies ended the "threat."
Many observers wondered why
Zepp was pinch hit for, after
going so well, but baseball coach
Moby Benedict supplied the an,
Divide the Work
"Before the game;" he stated,
I told Bill that he would pitch
the first four innings, and Geoff
would handle the last five. We try
to make sure that each pitcher
gets work regularly, and at this
time of the year games get rained
out fairly often. Our answer is to
have the pitchers split the games,
at least until the weather settles
But it looked like it was Zahn
who needed settling down as the
sixth inning began. The first man
up went down on a grounder to
short, but three consecutive walks
loaded the bases. Here, though,
Michigan's defense came to the
rescue, as second-sacker Rick Sy-
gar grabbed off a high pop to
center and tossed home to Nelson
to double up White trying to score.
At Last a Run
The first run of the game in the
bottom half of the inning, as Mich-
igan produced a fruitful two-out
rally. An error by the Falcon
shortstop placed Spicer on first,
and Nelson followed with a solid
double, scooting Spicer to third.
Jim Hosler was then intentionally
walked to load the bases, and the
strategy seemed to pay off as
Andy Fisher grounded hard to
But here the Wolverines got a
break. First sacker Jim Barry
made a good pickup of the ball,
and started running to first,
waving everyone else off. But
suddenly the horsehide sphere
was flying o'ut of his glove, Spicer
was denting the plate with his
spikes, and Michigan was on the
The five-run seventh inning
saw the game lose its sedate char-
acter entirely, though not until
two were ouo did the fun begin.
With Zepp on third and Sygar on
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league that would have teams
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circuit has revealed. Six clubs are
reportedly already lined up, al-
though twelve are hoped for. All
six teams that are presently mem-
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