The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 15, 1977-Page 9
Yanks triumph 5-3
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - Mickey Rivers ended an 0-for-10 slump with three
hits, including a leadoff double to ignite a three-run New York rally in the
first inning, and malcontents Thurman Munson and Reggie Jackson con-
tributed-clutch hits, helping the Yankees to a 5-3 victory over Los Angeles in
last night's third game of the 1977 World Series..
Mike Torrez overcame a game-tying three-run homer by Dusty Baker
and survived some other tough spots, giving New York a 2-1 lead in the best-
of-seven series, with Game 4 scheduled today (4:15 p.m. EDT).
But it was Rivers, Munson and Jackson, all of whom have taken turns in
the Yankees controversy during this soap opera season, who provided the of-
fensive spark that built the victory.
Rivers opened the game with a second pitch soft liner that fell in right
field for a double. After Willie Randolph's infield grounder got Rivers to
third, Munson drilled a double down the right field line, scoring Rivers.
A moment later Jackson singled to left, scoring Munson and making it 2-
When Baker let the ball get by him for an error, Jackson reached
second. Then Lou Piniella followed with a single up the middle, giving New
York a quick 3-0 lead against left-hander Tommy John.
Torrez rode out Dodger threats in the first and second innings, leaving
two runners stranded each time.
In the third, however, Los Angeles caught up with Torrez. With one out,
Reggie Smith singled to right and after Cey flied out, Garvey ripped a single
through the middle that low-bridged Torrez.
That brought up Baker. The count went to 3-and-2 when the Los Angeles
outfielder drilled a shot that landed deep in the Dodgers' bullpen to the left of
the 360-foot sign in left field.
The shot brought a capacity crowd of 55,992 - largest in the history of
Dodger Stadium - to its feet and the fans roared as the huggingest team in
baseball celebrated the home run in its dugout.
That made it 3-3. But the Yankees quickly regained the lead with single
runs in the fourth and fifth innings. Rivers and Chris Chambliss collected the
Torrez allowed only two more hits after Baker's third-inning homer and
retired the last 11 Dodgers in order. He finished with a seven-hitter and had a
season-high nine strikeouts.
BL UE PLACES 11 IN TOP 12:
BATTLE OF UNBEA TENS:
By JOHN NIEMEYER
For the second time in as many
games, Michigan Stadium becomes
the site of the battle of the unbeatens,
as the Badgers from Wisconsin come
to town today.
Wisconsin brings in a 5-0 record
On the air
The Michigan-Wisconsin foot-
ball game will be broadcast on
WRCN (650 AM) and on WAAM
(1600 AM) radio with coverage
beginning at 1:00.
can count on the fact that every
Badger here today knows it.
In their first five games the
Badgers have not had what anyone
would term a big game. Consequent-
ly, Wisconsin has to have been
pointing toward the contest.
Meanwhile, Michigan has faced
Texas A&M and - intra-state rival
Michigan State in the last two
weekends. Texas A&M was perhaps
the most emotional early season
game the Wolverines have played in
decades. Michigan State is always in-
Wisconsin could therefore have the
emotional edge today.
BO SCHEMBECHLER isn't wor-
ried, saying, "This will be our third
big emotional game in succession,
but that doesn't bother me. I would
much rather play this kind of team
than the one we're supposed to beat
by a big score."'
Emotion isn't all that Wisconsin
has going for it. The Badger's offense
has outscored its opponents 111-34
with a well-balanced attack. More
importantly, the Badger defense has
developed into an 'impressive unit.
However, Michigan, after shaky
starts against Duke and Navy, has
played impressively against Texas
A&M and Michigan State.
The Michigan offensive line is
finally living up to its preseason
billing. Harlan Huckleby is turning'
into the reliable standout that every-
one thought he would be. The Blue
defense is beginning to look like the
border between East and West
IN ADbITION, the Wolverines will
be starting on a fast track for the first
time since the opener against Illinois.
That can only work to the advantage
of Michigan's relentless ground at-
tack. The fans may be treated to
some of the Huckleby magic when
the speedy junior can turn it up on a
A dry day could also help Michi-
gan 's recent fumble problems.
Finally, Michigan has not lost a
conference game in Michigan Sta-
dium during Schembechler's -reign,
with the exception of one Ohio State
game.hWisconsin will have a hard
time changing that today.
with three wins in the Big Ten.
Michigan sports an identical 5-0
record, but has only won two games
in the Big Ten. The conference dif-
ference is a key factor.
This year the Badgers play more
conference games than anyone else
in the Big Ten, except hapless North-
western, which the Badgers have
already disposed of.
IN OTHER WORDS, if the Bad-
gers down Michigan today they stand
an excellent chance of being the first
Big Ten team in the Rose Bowl
besides Michigan or Ohio State since
1967, when Harry Gonzo and the
Indiana Hoosiers went west. And you
ILLINI CHALLENGE PURDUE
Hawkeyes up or ,Bucks'
Harriers run over MSU
By DAVE RENBARGER
Yesterday's cross country meet between Michigan and
Michigan State was supposed to be a dual meet, but it ac-
tually turned out as more of a one-team show.
The Wolverine 'harriers (running on their home course)
dominated the 10,000 meter race (better than six miles)
from start to finish, winning by a 18-45 score. Coach Ron
Warhurst's crew grabbed 11 of the first 12 places, with
Spartan Jeff Pullen placing third to interrupt a steady
stream of Blue jerseys.
BILLY DONAKOWSKI and Mike McGuirepaced the
Wolverines throughout the race, running in a group with
Pullen much of the time. McGuire, the eventual winner,
covered the distance in 32:09.4, with Donakowski close
behind at 32:13. Pullen finished seven seconds later.
With Donakowski comfortably leading down the stretch,
a bit of a mix-up occurred as teammate McGuire suddenly
passed him up with less than 100 yards to go. With the meet
well in hand, all that remained was to see how the top three
"I thought that Pullen was closing in on me so I put the
hammer down," explained McGuire. Actually, he had a
rather comfortable 25 yard lead on the Spartan. "I feel bad
about it (passing Donakowski)."
Both Donakowski and Warhurst seemed unconcerned
about the incident. "Mike didn't know where Pullen was
because of the crowd noise," explained the runner-up. "It
doesn't make any difference as long as the right colors are
"THE FINISH was an accident," said Warhurst. "Billy
was coming in easy when Michael passed him. I wanted
them to tie."
Overall, Warhurst was understandably pleased with the
outcome of the meet. "Things went pretty much the way I
expectd them," he evaluated. "Michigan State has an inex-
perienced team, and our experience really showed
Junior Jay Anstaett turned in a solid race, placing fourth
in 32:27. Next across the line came junior Doug Sweazey
and sophomore Dave Lewis, in 32:34 and 32:37, respec-
The large turnout, estimated at nearly 150, directed most
of their attention to the three-man'race for top individual
honors. Pullen started fast and established a 40-yard lead
over the Wolverine duo at times. The Spartan encountered
difficulty approximately halfway through the hilly course.
"WE FIGURED we could hurt him (Pullen) at the three
and four mile marks," said Donakowski. "That's where the
hills are the toughest and we know the course the best."
Michigan's victory was the team's eleventh against six
losses in the series with the Spartans.
By GARY KICINSKI
"It's half-time here at the stadium,
where the. battle of the Big Ten unbeat-
ens has resulte in two periods of score-
less play. Let's'settle back now and en-
joy the half-time festivities, as the Iowa
Marching Band has taken the field ..."
Wait a minute, you say, slapping your
radio., What's the Iowa Marching Band
doing on the field during the Michi-
A quick glance at the radio dial
should unravel the mystery. Ah, you
discover that all along you have been
tuned to the Ohio State-Iowa game,
which features the remaining two un-
beated conference teams.
The Buckeyes (2-0 and 4-1 overall)
come into the clash fresh off a 46-0
pasting of Purdue, in which they rolled
up 497 yards of offense. Freshman full-
back Joel Payton has come out of the
"woody-work" to suddenly emerge as
the conference's leading scorer, having
tallied four six-pointers against the
The Hawkeyes (2-0 and 3-2 overall),
enjoyed their best offensive perform-
ance of the year in up-ending Minnesota
18-6 last Saturday. Running back Rod
Morton chalked up 115 yards in just 16
carries for the Hawkeyes' first 100-yard
performance of the season. Coach Bob
Commings realizes it will take a near-
perfect game to beat the Buckeyes.
"You have to blend great defense
with a sound kicking game and not give
up anything- defensively," Commings
said. "You cannot get down early and
play catch up. That's playing right into
Still, Woody Hayes and the Buckeyes
are not taking the Iowa squad lightly.
"Iowa has played some outstanding
games this fall and I am, sure they will
be up to play us," Heyes said.
Meanwhile, an interesting match-
up takes shape at Purdue, where a pair
of ex-Michigan assistant coaches will
have their teams lock horns.
Jim Young at Purdue has
developed quite an air show on the
strength of freshman pilot Mark Her-
mann, who has hit his target 100 times
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out of 177 attempts.
Young doesn't plan to let up today,
even though his squad faces Gary Moei-
ler's Fighting Illini. "Gary is my best
friend in coaching, but that doesn't
have anything to do with today's
Moeller figures on a close game and
hopes to improve on his 0-2 conference
record. "Our teams are - evenly mat-
ched, and I expect a hard fought
game," hie said.
The remaining conference pairings
are Minnesota-Northwestern and
Michigan State-Indiana. The Wildcats
are winless and Gopher coach Cal Stoll
said, "Northwestern is spoiling for a
win and we don't want to be their first
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Icers display firepower
If last night's intrasquad game was any indication, the Michigan hockey,
team will have a devastating offense this year.
In the annual Maize-White game, the dark jersey's bombed the Whites,
Dan Lerg, Doug Todd and Bill Wheeler each scored two goals and Kip
Maurer recorded a hat trick. Lerg added three assists, but Maurer had two,
to take scoring honors with five points.
The game was a rout from the start with the Maize team jumping off to a
quick 3-1 first period lead. Lerg got things going with a goal only nine secon-
ds into the season. "Lerg's having a great training camp," Michigan coach
Dan Farrell said.
Rookie Jeff Mars tallied less than 21 minutes later to tie the score, but
Lerg scored at 6:08 and Maurer at 8:54 to break the deadlock. Dave Debol
popped one in the net just before the end of the period to make the game close
for the final time at 3-2. The Maize squad rocked White goalie Rick Palmer
for five goals in the second period while the White team countered with only
Rookies John Olver and Dave Fardig and Maurer each scored once, and
Todd connected on a couple shots from Palmer's right side. Wheeler got the
first of his two goals, but the Maize had already ballooned their lead to 7-2.
Maurer and Todd each had a power play goal.
By the third period, both sides were showing signs of fatigue. The goal
production dropped to two for the Maize and one for the White.
Getting on the scoresheet for the first time was freshman Roger Bourne.
Bourne's goal was sandwiched between Wheeler's second of the night and
Also playing well were Mark Miller (two assists) and goalie Rudy Var-
vari with a game high 21 saves. -'BOB MILLER
AUFFALO-The Detroit Pistons' program lists the nickname of Marvin
Barnes as "News." His full nickname is "Bad News," but the Pistons-and
Barnes-are hoping those days are behind him.
At a news conference yesterday following his release from a Rhode
Island Correctional Institute, Barnes said his five-month term matured him.
"I had a chance to check myself out while I was in jail," said Barnes. "It
made more of a man out of me. I thought about what it would be like coming
out, and I paid my debt to society, and now I want to be a man and play
Barnes said he weighs 250 pounds now, 25 pounds over his playing weight
of last year. He said he lifted weights, did jumping drills and ran a little
while in the correctional institute.
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