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Page 10-Wednesday, September 13, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Meter Davi

selected

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as Wolverine co-captains

By ERNIE DUNBAR

Russell Davis and Jerry Meter
hold Michigan's fortunes at the pre-
game coin flip this season, as they
were selected by their teammates as
the 1978 offensive and defensive co-
captains.
Neither Davis nor Meter are
newcomers to winning awards.
Davis, a 6-1, 226 lb. fullback racked
up 1,092 yards last season en route to

Michigan's backfield last season,
Davis led the Wolverines in touch-
down runs with eight and total points
with 54. The Virginia native teamed
up with quarterback Rick Leach to
haul in 15 receptions, good for
second place behind Ralph Clayton.
While Davis was taking care of the
offensive end of Michigan's game,
Meter contributed 104 tackles at in-
side linebacker, good enough for
second place on a team which
ranked second in the Big Ten and
fourth in the nation in scoring
prevention.
Besides the ceremonial duty of
representing their team before each
game, Davis and Meter will be
responsible for the much more
serious leadership role. But this ad-
ded requirement won't create any
more pressure for Davis.
"Every senior on the team takes
the responsibilty of leadership on
this team," said Davis. "That's the
way Bo likes to run things."
Asked if he was surprised when he
heard of the distinction, Davis
responded, "Sure. Nobody talks
about who they're going to vote for
so there is no way to know who is
going to win. It's an honor you like to
have."
Balloting for both co-captains is
done strictly by the players them-
selves, with no influence from any of
the coaches.
The selection of Davis was a bit of
a surprise, since nearly every pre-
season article, magazine or

newscast has mentioned Leach as
the leader of the offensive squad.
But therein lies the reason, accor-
ding to coach Bo Schembechler, why
Leach was not selected as one of the
captains.
"They (his teammates) know
Leach has an awful responsibility of
running the team," said Schem-
bechler.
While Leach directs the Michigan

Russell Davis

taking Most Valuable Player honors.
Meter, who stands at 6-2%,'206 lbs.,
won the Frederick C. Matthaei
Award following spring practice in
1977 as the junior-to-be who
displayed leadership, drive, and
achievement on the athletic field
and in the clasroom.
As one of the stalwarts in

Jerry Meter
offense this Saturday he'll be
without the services of wingback
Ralph Clayton, who's suffering from
a hip pointer.
"Alan Mitchell is going to start,"
Schembechler said of the 6-1, 176 lb.
sophomore, "and he's a good one."
Mitchell accounted for only one
reception last season, but made his
33-yard reception against North-
western count for a touchdown.

AP Photo
First base ballet!
Houston Astro baserunner Jose Cruz dances back to first on a pick-off attempt from Cincinnati Reds' pitcher Paul Moskau
to first baseman Dan Driessen in the sixth inning of last night's game played in Cincinnti. In a game won by Cincy, 4-3,
pitcher Moskau was called for a balk and Cruz was given second base. Doug Bair collected the victory for the Reds whil
southpaw reliever Joe Sambito suffered the loss.

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BASEBALL ROUNDUP:

Homers
By GARY KICINSKI
Special to The Daily
DETROIT-That New York Yankee
buzzsaw that ripped through Boston
last weekend ran into a cold plate of
almost impenetrable steel last night, as
Kip Young, John Hiller and the Tiger
defense repelled the Yanks, 7-4.
The Yankees, who sawed apart the
Fenway Park wall with 42 runs and 67
hits in four games, tallied just eight hits
last night whileallowing the Tigers
three homers, three doubles and a
triple among their ten hits.
Kip Young pitched seven strong in-
nings for Detroit in raising his record to
6-5. John Hiller came on in the eighth to
strike out two in one and one-third in-
nings of relief.
THE TIGER DEFENSE was ex-
cellent all night, as the Tigers turned
three key double plays, made seveal
good running catches, including a
heart-stopping, game-ending play by
Aurelio Rodriguez.
The loss kept the Yankees a half
game back of the front-running Bosox

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as Boston dropped a 3-2 game to the
Baltimore Orioles.
The Tigers took complete control of
the game for the first seven innings,
cranking three home runs off Yankee
starter Dick Tidrow.
STEVE KEMP gave the Tigers their
first three runs in the first inning. Ron
LeFlore had led off with a high chopper
over third baseman Graig Nettles. The
ball died in the wet outfield grass and
LeFlore slid in with a double.
After Lou Whitaker struck out and
Rusty Staub walked, Jason Thompson
blasted a long fly to dead center which
Mickey Rivers finally flagged down.
LeFlore tagged and moved to third.
TheKempstepped up and deposited
Tidrow's first delivery into the third
row of the rightfield upper deck, for his
thirteenth circuit clout of the year, and
a 3-0 Tiger lead.
THE TIGERS continued to pound
Tidrow in the third.
LeFlore led off with a homer into the
right field corner on which Reggie
Jackson just missed making a leaping
catch. Jackson banged his head on the

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top of the railing and was momentarily
stunned, but remained in the game.
One out later, DH Staub blasted one
deep into the upper deck in right for a 5-
0 Tiger advantage.
Tidrow then exited after allowing five
runs on four hits in favor of Paul Lin-
dblad, who served up another single run
in the fifth.
Whitaker walked and went to second
on a wild pitch and scored on Jason
Thompson's single to left.
MEANWHILE, Young had pulled the
plug on the Yankee woodcutter, holding

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But in the eighth the Yanks narrowed
the gap to two as Jackson creamed a
Kip Young fastball deep into the upper
deck with Bucky Dent and Thurman
Munson on base.
HILLER CAME ON to face Chri
Chambliss and the veteran lefthande
blew three strikes past the Yankee firs
baseman.
After the Tigers added an insurance
run on Alan Trammell's triple an
Whitaker's single, Hiller walked Net.
tles to lead off the ninth. But hopes of
Yankee comeback were soon dashed a
Hiller got hot-hitting Lou Piniella to fl
to left and struck out Roy White. With
two gone in the ninth Dent smashed a
one-hopper down the third base line.
Rodriguez dove to his right, speared th
ball, and fired to first from a sitting
position to nip Dent, ending the game o
a thrilling note.
The save was Hilelr's thirteenth o
the season and brought the fifth place
Tigers to within eight and a half game.
of Boston.
Bosox bopped
BOSTON (AP)-Right hander Dennis
Martinez scattered three hits and the
Orioles scored the'winning run off Mike
Torrez on a ground out as Baltimore
beat the Boston Red Sox3-2 last night.
Martinez, 13-11, handed Boston its
10th lossin12 games, allowing only a
single run in the first inning and Butch:
Hobson's solo home run in the fifth.
BALTIMORE SCORED an unearne
run off Torrez, 15-10, in the fifth whe
George Scott and Hobson bobbled con
secutive grounders and Torrez threw
Andres Mora's sacrifice bunt into left
field.
Torrez walked Ken Singleton leading
off the sixth. After Doug DeGince.
singled, Singleton scored on Eddic
Murray's base hit to tie the game 2-2:
Les May knocked in the game winner
with a force out at second, scorin
DeC inces.s 1
MARTINEZ STRUCK out seven an
walked two. He allowed only a doubl
by Rick Burleson leading off the gam
a single to center by Jim Rice in t
fourth that just missed hitting Ma
tinez' leg, and Hobson's homer.

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