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Page 8-Wednesday, October 3, 1979-The Michigan Daily
ngels peak or Birds

Media distorts shoving incident

Some call it one of the most exciting
events of the year. Others refer to it as
an elongation of agony.
Most people, however, think if "it" as
the major league playoffs. Regular
season records are forgotten as the
team that can win three of five games
earns the right to participate in the
World Series.
i For those people (probably a large
number) who are bored with playoffs
featuring New York-Kansas City and
Los Angeles-Philadelphia, 1979's
7pairings should awaken their interest.
The American League series mat-
ches the Baltimore Orioles (East) and
'the California Angels (West). Which
team is favored to win? Baltimore, with
,its 102 wins on the year and 9-3 record
'against the Angels, gets the nod from
most baseball experts. But before con-
ceding the series to the Orioles, it's only
fair to see what each team possesses on
offense and defense.
B-A-L-T-I-M-O-R-E. That's how most
people who follow major league
baseball would spell defense. Whether

they finish in first or third place, good
defense has been characteristic of
Oriole teams managed by Earl Weaver.
This year's team isn't any different.
Over the season, the Birds ranked third
in fielding with a .980 percentage.
While their fielding is solid enough,
the Orioles' pitching is even better.
(They had the lowest team ERA in the
AL, 3.26).
With southpaws Mike Flanagan (23
wins), Scott McGregor, and Tippy Mar-
tinez, and righthanders Jim Palmer,
Don Stanhouse (who leads the team in
saves), and Dennis Martinez,
Baltimore probably has one of the best
pitching staffs of the 1970s.
Though the Angels' fielding is almost
as good as Baltimore's (.978), their pit-
ching is much worse. The fact that
California is in the playoffs defies the
adage that a team can't win without
good pitching.
The Angels' team ERA hovered
around 4.50 all year. The only bright
spots on the staff are rookie reliever
Mark Clear (14 saves) and
flamethrower Nolan Ryan (223

So it's pretty obvious. that California
will have to score a lot of runs to win the
series. Offensively speaking, the
Angels have the capability to do just
that. For the year, the Angels hit .281,
scored 866 runs (5.3 per game), and
belted out 164 home runs.
Pacing the Angel attack is outfielder
Don Baylor. Baylor hit .298 with 36
home runs and drove in an incredible
139 runs. As if that wasn't enough,
Baylor stole 22 bases.
Brian Downing (.324), Dan Ford (101
RBI's), and Bobby Grich (an ex-Oriole
with 36 home runs and 101 RBI's) round
out a California offense which should
severely test the Baltimore hurlers.
While the Oriole offense doesn't equal
California's (.261 team average with 4.7
runs per game), they did hit 181 home
Four Baltimore players (outfielders
Ken Singleton and Gary Roenicke, first
baseman Eddie Murray, and
designated hitter Lee May) collectively
accounted for more than 100 four-
In summation, the series pits
Baltimore's pitching against Califor-
nia's hitting. Looking at the record
between the two teams and their
respective statistics, Baltimore has the
Don't rule out an upset, though. It's
only a best of five series and, should
Angel hitters get hot, the team with the
best record in baseball could be unex-
pectedly ousted from the series.

A number of local and national news
stories gave a distorted picture yester-
day of Monday's run-in between
Michigan Football Coach Bo Schem-
bechler and Daily sports writer Dan
Most of the accounts accurately
stated that Perrin was poked in the
chest and then shoved backward by
Schembechler while the Daily reporter
was questioning the coach about his
team's kicking game.
BUT IT'S alleged in more than one
report that'the Daily is waging a cam-
paign to get a kicking tryout for a par-
ticular student. This is untrue. There
have been no stories in the Daily's spor-
ts pages regarding this,.although Coach
Schembechler and Assistant Coach
Jerry Hanlon have been questioned
about the student.
Following the Notre Dame loss, Billy
Neff, a fellow football writer with the
Daily, met with Hanlon, who coaches

the offensive line' along with the kick-
ers. Neff asked Hanlon several
questions regarding the kicking game,
one of them being why a certain student
was not given the opportunity to try out
as a walk-on.
Hanlon reported the discussion to
Setting it
Michigan Sports Information Director
Will Perry, who was quoted by the
Associated Press yesterday as saying
that the Daily has been campaigning to
get the student a tryout.
EARLIER, IN the press conference
immediately following the Notre Dame
game, Neff had asked Schembechler if

he recalled this particcular student at
tempting to try out.
Schembechler shrugged the question
off, and asked Neff if he was a student
at Michigan, to which Neff replied
"Yes." The question remained unah
However, a reporter from the Flint
Journal caught wind of Neff's
questioning and proceeded to write the
story even though Neff concluded that
there was not sufficient evidence to de
Calls were subsequently made to
Perry and Hanlon to assure them that it
was not the intent of the Daily to cam-
paign for any student. No stories were
written to that effect, nor will there be
in the future.
-Billy SahO
and Geoff Larcomn
Senior Sports Editors

Michigan rolls past Delta, 11-0



"How many goals did I score?,"
asked freshwoman Marty Maugh after
yesterday's field hockey game between
Michigan and Delta was over. "Four,"
someone answered.
"What a joke."
Well, yes, it was a joke of a game, but

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it wasn't supposed to be. Originally, the
Michigan junior varsity was scheduled
to plat the Delta varsity but just prior
to the start of the season the JV
program was scratched, leaving 'the
Michigan varsity with a commitment to
play Delta instead.
So Wolverine coach Candy Zientek
shuffled her lineup a bit, inserting a few
second team players in for a few
regulars and voila, Michigan romps to
an 11-0 victory to up its record to 3-0-1
on the year. It was the third' straight
win and third straight shutout for the
Wolverines, and the second straightr
game in which they have prevented
their .opponents from even getting a
shot on goal. So again, goaltenders
Laura Pieri and Maureen Vachon
teamed up for a piece of cake shutout.
In addition to Maugh's four goals, the
Wolverines got two apiece from leading
scorer Mary Callam and Mary Lou

Wolf, and single tallies each from
Alexandra Callam, Mary Hibbard and
Dea Mazzetta.
Zientek is in her first year of coaching
in this state, so she is relatively un-
familiar with the opponents, having to
rely mostly on the information her
players can give her. "That's good in a
way," said Zientek. "Because I won't
be taking any team lightly and I'll bo
able to get the team prepared as though
every game is a big game."
The Wolverines' nextmatch is again-
st Western Michigan tomorrow, at
Ferry Field. Asked if she is concerned
about the Broncos, who always field
strong hockey teams, Zientek replied;
"No, but my players are so I guess I'l
have to be too."
In the only confrontation between the
two teams last season, the Broncos
clearly dominated Michigan in a 3-
victory at Ferry.
The players know Western is no joke.

Gridde Picks

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aspirations of being anyone from the
friendly neighborhood bookie to Jimmy.
The Greek, the Daily Gridde Picks is
the place to start.
Many a free spirit has used the'Grid-
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world of the professional odds-maker.
If you are thinking about this exciting
new occupation, or are just interested
in a small one-item pizza from Mr.
Tony's, get your Daily Gridde Picks in-
to the Daily at 420 Maynard by mid-
night Friday.

MICHIGAN at Michigan St.
(pick score)
Purdue atMinnesota
Northwestern at Ohio St.
Indiana at Wisconsin
Iowa at Illinois
Penn St. at Maryland
Baylor at Houston
Georgia at Mississippi
N. Carolina St. at Auburn
Oklahoma St. at S. Carolina
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
Temple at Rutgers
UCLA at Stanford
California at Oregon
N. Illinois at E. Michigan
Princeton at Brown
Syracuse at Kansas
California (Pa.) at Slippery Rock
Shippensburg at Indiana (Pa.)
DAILY LIBELS at The State News

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One block south of
South University

Daily Photo by LISA KLAUSNER'
FRESHWOMAN MARTY MAUGH, who scored four goals in the Wolverines
11-0 whitewashing of Delta College yesterday, prepares to head up field to
try to score some more. The Wolverines upped their record to 3-0-1 and next
play Western tomorrow afternoon at Ferry Field.

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From the Wire Services
Michigan upped its ranking from 13th
to 12th in this week's UPI college poll
and remained 11th in the AP poll by vir-
tue of its 14-10 win over California last
MSU's devastating 27-3 loss to Notre
Dame dropped it drastically in both
polls, from 6th to 18th in the UPI and 7th
to 16th in the AP.,
MSU's loss was the Fighting Irish's
gain, as the Irish went from 16th to 9th
in the UPI and 15th to l0th in the AP.
THE TOP FIVE in both polls
remained essentially unchanged, the
only exception being Nebraska
replacing Missouri-in the AP number 5
spot, as the Tigers plummeted to 15th
place in that poll after its 21-0
shellacking by Texas.
Elsewhere in the UPI poll, the USC
Trojans posted a whopping 32-4 margin
over the Crimson Tide in first-place
votes, but Southern Cal, 4-0, picked up
only 27 ballots for the top spot following
an emotional 17-12 victory over LSU
Saturday night.
The Trojans compiled 595 points, but
Alabama moved within striking range
after a 66-3 humiliation of Vander-
bilt-the Crimson Tide's 12th straight

1. So. California (27) ..... 4-0
2. Alabama (11)..........3-0
3. Oklahoma ...........3-0
4. Texas (2).............2-0
5. Nebraska (1) .........3-0
6. Houston,..'.......... 3-0
7. Washington .........4-0
8. Ohio St................. 4-0
9. Notre Dame ........... 2-1
10. Florida St..........4-0

11. Arkansas..........
12. MICHIGAN........
13. Purdue .................
14. LSU:..................
15. N. Carolina St.........
16. North Carolina.......
17. Missouri..............
18. Michigan St..........
19. Tennessee...........
20. Brigham Young.....



1. So. California (47) .....4-0
'2. Alabama (14).........3-0
3. Oklahoma ...........3-0
4. Texas (1) ...........2-0
5. Nebraska ............ 3-0
6. Houston ...........'. 3-0
7. Washington........... 4-0
8. Ohio St................ 4,0
9. Florida St........ ...4-0
10. Notre Dame ......... 2-1
11. MICHIGAN......... 3-1
12. Purdue ............... 3-1
13. Arkansas.............. 3-0
14. N. Carolina St........4-0
15. Missouri ............... 3-1
16. Michigan St.......... 3-1'
17. LSU .................. 2-1
19. North Carolina ........3-0
19. Tennessee............3-0
20. Brigham Young...:...3-0


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USC remains on top in polls

UPI Top Twenty.

AP Top Twenty




tany Lions, who were rated 18th en-
tering the game. The Cornhuskers, 3-0,
picked up 454 points.
Houston, 3-0, received 344 points
following a 49-10 rout of West Texas
State and Washington remained un-
defeated in four games with a 49-14
trouncing of Fresno State, receiving 289
points. Ohio State moved up three spots
to No. 8 after beating UCLA 17-13. The
Buckeyes, 4-0, received 261 points and
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pressive victories. Tennessee, 3-0,
whipped Auburn 35-17 and Brigham
Young, 3-0, beat Texas-El Paso 31-7
In the AP poll, Alalbama's defending
national champs clobbered Vanderbilt
66-3 and received 14 first-place votes
and 1,180 points while No. 3 Oklahoma
hammered Rice 63-21 and earned 1,080
points. jg
Houston jumped from eighth to sixth

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