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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, September 30, 1978-Page 9


Blue guards against Devilish fate

It's a week late, but it's here at last.
it's time for Canham's Revels, huge
football game parties which take place
two or three consecutive Saturdays in
early autumn at Bo's Bowl at the corner
of Main and Stadium.
In the stands, it's a time to take ad-
vantage of the last predictably decent
1eather before the rapid descent into
frigid winter begins.
On the field, it's a time for many
Michigan wins, many points, and a
heaping portion of boring football.
IT'S THE non-conference football
season, and it begins this afternoon
hen Duke's Blue Devils visit for a
ame between two undefeated teams.
Coach Bo Schembechler has stated
is philosophy on these games time and
ime 'again, but if. you haven't been
istening, it goes something like this:
We play them for practice. None of
hese games are as important as any
-ingle conference game on the bumpy
oad to the Rose Bowl. We want to win,
but it's more important to improve and
"tay healthy.
It's probable that even Bo didn't ex-
et this approach to work as well as it
as since he arrived in Ann Arbor nine
ears ago. His first team lost badly to
issouri, but his record in these
egular season "exhibitions" since that
lay is a striking 25-0-2.
Still, many of those wins have come
gainst teams that didn't even belong
n the schedule. There have been so
any easy-to-forget games against
avy, Wake Forest, Tulane, etc.
THIS YEAR was different. The first
quad Michigan faced outside of the Big

Ten was high and mighty Notre Dame.
It wasn't your typical non-contest.
Even Bo would have a hard time con-
vincing someone that a conference
game such as Northwestern was more
emotionally satisfying than last week's
comeback win over the Irish.
So, like all good coaches, he's
worried. Will his team be able to con-
centrate on Duke with the sweet taste of

victory clouding their senses?
"Notre Dame was the biggest non-
conference game we've had since I've
been here," admitted Bo.
"Now a letdown is a possibility," said
Bo, "because so many people are
congratulating us on last week that it is
hard to pay attention to what's going
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typical Schembechlerism: "Duke is
capable of beating us - they're a good
football team."
If not good, the Blue Devils are cer-
tainly equally as feisty as they were
last year, when they made Michigan
look less-than-awesome in a 21-9
Wolverine win. They moved the ball
well, and the last snap of the game
came from the Michigan three-yard
line with Duke in possession.
An always effective, sometimes ex-
plosive offensive backfield is Duke's
prize asset. Senior quarterback Mike
Dunn will be returning from a badly
sprained thumb to play his first full
game of the season. He adds the same
dimension to his offense as Rick Leach
does to Michigan's - a runner who isn't
afraid to pass.
THEIR UNBEATEN record belies
the fact that they have been outgained
and out-first-downed by their two vic-
tims. But Coach Mike McGee sees it as
a sign of his team's spirit. "We'll play
anybody tough," said McGee. "We
aren't deep in many areas but we're
lucky to be healthy and glad to have
Mike back."
Michigan hasn't been quite as lucky,
but Schembechler is simply happy that
this week's practice didn't add any
names to the injured list, which still in-
cludes starters Bill Dufek, Gene John-
son, and Mel Owens.
performances by two Michigan players
could earn them lofty spots in the all-
time record books. Rick Leach needs 15
pass completions to pass Don Morehead
as the all-time Michigan leader and
Harlan Huckleby needs 78 yards to pass
Tom Harmon and take over sixth place
in rushing yardage. . once again, a
crowd of 104,000 plus is expected to vie
for the 101,700 painted numbers on the
benches of Michigan Stadium.

Tigers edge Birds behind Slcton

JUNIOR ROOSEVELT SMITH rambles for yardage during Michigan's season
opening victory over Illinois. The undefeated Wolverines return home today fol-
lowing last Saturday's comeback victory at Notre Dame to host the Duke Blue
Devils at 1:30 p.m. Duke has a 2-0 record going into the non-conference battle.
Hibbard tallies twice;
Clubbers blitz Toledo

Special to The Daily
DETROIT - For a second-division team, they
call this time of year the salary drive - and it
couldn't be more true for anyone other than Tiger
Jim Slaton.
Slaton, the 28-year-old righthander who plans to
leave the Tigers and make the big bucks in the
free agent draft, set back the Baltimore Orioles
last night, 3-2, at Tiger Stadium, for his 17th win.
There was no fanfare, no booing and indeed
nothing much made of what was probably Slaton's
last outing in a Tiger uniform. And Slaton's
performance was appropriately so-so.
Slaton, who turned a multi-year Tiger contract
offer down, allowed eight Oriole hits while walking
three and striking out just one. He left after three
consecutive hits in the eighth, and bullpen ace
John Hiller came on to preserve the win.
Hiller picked up his 14th save of the.year and his
fifth in his last 14 games. During that span he has
also won three without losing and has compiled an
ERA of 1.40.°
The Birds nipped Slaton for an unearned run in
the first inning. Oriole centerfielder Larry Harlow
slashed a liner to leftfield for a single, and when
Steve Kemp bobbled the bouncing ball, Harlow,
took second on the error.
A bounce out to first by Pat Kelly moved Harlow
to third with one away, where he scored easily on

a high chopper by Ken Singleton.
Rookie hurler Sammy Stewart took the hill for
the Birds, and held the Tigers hitless through the
first three innings. Stewart, who set a major
league record by striking out seven consecutive
Chicago batters in his only other major league
start, kept the first ten Tiger batters off stride
with his exploding fastball.
But third baseman Phil Mankowski placed a fly
ball just out of Harlow's diving reach in leftcenter,

portunity in the bottom of the fifth, scoring twice
to take a 3-1 lead.
Rightfielder Tim Corcoran lead off with a walk,
and rookie Ifve Stegman (replacing the sore-
heeled Ron LeFlore) bunted him down to second.
Alan Trammell bounced out for the second putout,
but Rookie-of-the-Year candidate Lou Whitaker
walked to keep the inning alive.
Mankowski then drilled his second big hit of the
night to centerfield, scoring Corcoran, and when
Harlow couldn't pick up the ball, Whitaker scored
Slaton ran out of gas in the eighth, as singles by
Singleton and Eddie Murray and a double by Doug
DeCinces cut the lead to 3-2. With men at second
and third and one out, manager Ralph Houk sent
Slaton to the showers for the last time, bringing in
Hiller to face the left-handed Terry Crowley.
Crowley managed to work Hiller for a walk to
load the bases, but the Tiger reliever struck out
pinch hitter Gary Roenicke and retired Dauer on a
lazy fly to Corcoran in right.
Hiller had no trouble in the ninth, getting the
first two outs on easy bouncers, and striking out
pinch hitter Andre Mora to end the lightning-fast
game in just two hours and three minutes.
Baltimore's Mike Flanagan goes after his
twentieth today against Jack Morris of the Tigers.
The game means nothing to Detroit, but the Birds
still have a chance of overtaking third place
Milwaukee, whom they trail by one and a half

The Michigan women's field hockey
team more than made up for their
season opening loss to Central
Michigan last Monday with a
devastating 7-0 whitewashing of a badly
outclassed Toledo team yesterday at
Last year when the two teams met, it,
was the Wolverines junior varsity
squad that beat Toledo. This time
Toldeo's head coach requested to play
the varsity and, although his team
played better than last year, they were
still no match for Michigan.
A FIVE GOAL outburst in the first
half did the Rockets in. Dea Mazzetta
got things started with her first goal of
the young season when she banged in a
loose rebound from just in front of the
Toledo net. Minutes later hustling half-
back Mary Hibbard scored her first of
two for the day with a tricky reverse
stick shot that netminder Liz Waltz
never even saw.
Major League Baseball
American League
Boston It. Toronto 0
Detroit 3, Baltimore 2
New York 3, Cleveland 1
National League
New York 3-4, Chicago 2-5
Pittsburgh 5, Philadelphia 4 (1st game)
Cincinnati 7, Atlanta 2
San Francisco 2, Houston 1

Three goals in the last eight minutes
finished off the first half barrage. Lisa
Kaplan, Alexandra Callam and- Hib-
bard notched the tallies. Hibbard's
second goal was a tremendous shot
from 25 feet out and tied her for the
team in goals (two) with Callam, who
also scored twice.
TOLEDO'S DEFENSE tightened up
in the second half but Jean McCarthy
broke through on a good rush and
scored her first goal of the year to
round out the Wolverine scoring.
The women next take the field today
as both the junior varsity and varsity
teams play against Kalamazoo College
in Kalamazoo.

and was on at second with one out.
Following Rusty Staub's tapout to first, Jason
Thompson ripped a single to center for his 94th
RBI of the year, scoring Mankowski to knot the
score at 1-1 in the fourth.
Slaton wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the
fifth, getting Kelly to force Rich Dauer at home
and blowing three called strikes past Singleton to
end the threat.
The Tigers, however, made the best of their op-

The races
Yanks squeeze Tribe
while BoSox breeze



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By The Asociated Press
NEW YORK - Thurman Munson,
Reggie Jackson and Lou Piniella
delivered consecutive run-scoring
singles in the eighth inning last night,
rallying the first-place New York
Yankees to a 3-1 victory over the
Cleveland Indians to edge them a step
closer to a 'third straight American
League East championship.
THE TRIUMPH reduced the
Yankees' "magic number" for clin-
ching the division title to two. New York
remained one game in front of Boston,
which trounced Toronto 11-0 last night.
Both teams have two games remaining
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last night as the Boston Red Sox rolled
to an 11-0 victory over the Toronto Blue
FRED LYNN drove in five runs with
a triple and two singles and Butch Hob-
son had two doubles, a single and two
RBI as the Red Sox won their sixth
straight game and 10th in their last 12 to
keep alive hopes of overtaking the New
York Yankees.
Pittsburgh edges Phils 5-4
PITTSBURGH - Ed Ott rapped a
freak ninth-inning triple as two
Philadelphia outfielders got their
sgnals croned then raced home on

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