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Page Ten


Sunday, April ] 7, 1977


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Wolverines divide double dip

After exchanging a helmet
with a face-guard for one with-
out, Michigan center fielder
Rick Leach hit a sacrifice fly in
the bottom of the seventh driv-
ing in John McEldowney and
breaking a 2-2 tie between Mich-
igan and Minnesota in yester-
Oay's night-cap.
Leach's game-winning RBI
gave the Wolverines a split
with Minnesota in the Big Ten
season opener at Fisher Field.
The Gophers won the first
game, 8-0. "
Southpaw Steve Howe raised
his record to 4-1 in the second
game, as he cruised most of the
way through the Gopher lineup.
But, after a lead-off single by
Jeff Kendall in the top of the
seventh, Howe gave up a 355

foot shot by Jeff Neutzling.
Michigan quickly came back
in the bottom half of the inning.
Shortstop Jim Berra slammed a
double that was one bounce
away from hitting the 400 foot
mark on the center field wall.
Dave Chapman bunted Berra
over to third. Then, Berra was
removed for pinch runner John
Michigan coach Moby Bene-
dict commented on the bunt
strategy. "Well, now the in-
field has to play in and the
outfield has to play in, and you
have the squeeze play," he
said. Benedict considered giv-
ing Leach the squeeze sign,
but the Wolverine coach de-
cided otherwise.
"You've got to play your per-
sonnel. Leach has got the abil-
ity to put the ball into the out-

field," Benedict said.
Leach did just that on a 3-2
pitch; he hit a medium depth
fly to center, and McEldowney
scored even though lie stum-
bled on his take-off.
Michigan scored its initial
two runs in the first inning
after a two out two-base error
by Gopher second baseman
Tarry Boelter on a high pop to
right center by Bob Wasilew-
ski. Right fielder Mike Parker
sent a sharp shot through the
left side hole, but Wasilewski
had to hold at third.
Designated-hitter Greg Lane
came through with a two-RBI
double to the right-center alley
that hit the wall on one bounce.
The Gophers humiliated Mich-
igan in the opener, as the Wol-
verines committed four errors
and managed only four hits off

of Jerry Ujdor. The Gopher'
righty upped his record to 5-0
and extended the team's win
streak to eight games.
All-American shortstop Paul
Molitor blasted his second and
third home runs of the season
off of losing pitcher Bill Sten-
nett. The Gopher hitting star
collected three RBI's in the
game. Stennett's record dropped
to 2-1.
The Wolverines looked like
two different teams in the dou-
bleheader. The first game saw
a very ragged performance by
the defending Big Ten champs.
"That's baseball. We opened
the door. It started to snow-
ball; everything we did was
wrong," Benedict said.
The split leaves Michigan with
an 11-7 record, while Minnesota
is 10-8.


Now that the Wolverines have
faced their first Big Ten foe,
they made some early season
assessments of how their team
"I'd say our pitching is going
to win it for us, our pitching and
our defense," Parker said. "This
park isn't the best for hitting."
The Wolverines have had some
problems scoring runs, but they
appear to have the potential for
a fine offensive attack.
"Remember you're not play-
ing nine innings. You're not
going to have high scoring
games in seven innings. You
run out of time sooner," Bene-
dict said.
"We for sure have got the
sticks. It's just a matter of put-
ting them together," Chapman
A key to the Wolverine attack
is last year's leading hitter,
ILeach. He has gotten off to an
incredibly slow start this year,
because he has had little prac-
tice due to the conflict with
spring football practice.
Leach said about the only bat-
ting practice he's been getting
is from the coaches.
He commented on playing a
half of football and then hurry-
ing over to Fisher for the rest
of the baseball game. "Well I
didn't really want to, but it
was up to Bo. He told me I
was going to play the first half
of the scrimmage."
"I'm just glad it's all over
with. Now I can just concen-
trate on baseball," Leach con-
The Wolverines face Iowa to-
day at 1 p.m. at Fisher Field for
a doubleheader. Benedict said
Craig McGinnis will start one
game, but he's undecided on the
other starter.

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
FEET DO YOUR.STUFF!!! Harlan Huckleby (25) cuts back across the grain to avoid a
tackle in yesterday's Blue-White scrimmage. Huck used moves like this to gain 118 yards
in the scrimmage. Next fall, junior Huckleby will be counted upon to fill the shoes of
All-American tailback Rob Lytle.

Blue netters ace


Two down and one to go.
Michigan's men's tennis team
served Northwestern an 8-1 loss
yesterday as it recorded its sec-
ond victory in as many days,
with only Southern Illinois to-
day standing in its way of a
perfect weekend sweep.
The netters defeated a tough
Wisconsin squad 8-2 on Friday
in gaining the weekend's first
play, Michigan jumped out todan
early 3-0 lead. The first dou-
bles team of Jeff Etterbeek and
Jud Shaufler easily disposed of
the Wildcats, Jim Bosse and
Bob Kaspers, 6-2, 6-1.
It was, however, the perform-
ances at second and third dou-
bles which highlighted the Wol-
verines victory. The third dou-
bles team of Mark Freedman
and Ollie Owens combined to
defeat Steve Kahn and Joey
Rosenberg, 6-3, 6-4.
At second doubles, Brad Hol-
land and Jack Nienken provided
the excitement for the day. Af-

ter easily taking the first set,
6-3, the duo ran into problems
as they were down 6-5 in the
second set. Nienken then held
service pushing the set into a
nine point tie breaker.
composed of Jack Kaspers and
Kurt Sepresser jumped out to a
4-0 lead and needed only one
more point to claim the set.
Nienken and Holland, however,
regained their composure and
reeledoff five straight points to
end the match.
"Our second and third dou-
bles team played much better,"
said Michigan coach Brian Eis-
ner. "They still need some more
work but they are improving
each time out."
In singles action number four
man, Freedman, routinely de-
stroyed Rosenberg 6-2, 6-1.
"Mark continued his excellent,
play," said Eisner. "He had
little problem with his opponent
today as has been the case all

Nienken playing second, third
and fifth singles respectively
also disposed of their opponents
with relative ease. Shaufler
handed Bob Kaspers a 6-1, 6-3
loss, while Holland downed Kahq
6-4, 6-3 and Nienken whipped
Jack Kaspers 6-3, 6-3.
Etterbeek, Michigan's number
one player needed three sets to
d e f e a t Northwestern's a c e,
Bosse. After easily winning the
first set 6-3, he dropped the
second 4-6, and was down 0-3
in the third set. But the- sopho-
more, captured the next six
games to win the match.

the day came at the sixth sin-
les position, where Wildcat
Kurt Sepresser needed three
sets to defeat Seeman 2-6,
6-3, 6-4.
"The potential problem with
today's match was that we
might have suffered a let down!
after yesterday's win over Wis-
consin," said Eisner, "but I
think we competed fairly well."
"Northwestern is a much im-
proved team and I think it indi-
cates that all the teams in the
conference are good solid

Women netters beat Indiana;
then ace Kalamazoo in finale

Blue smashes
In final scriii
points in or
It is said that only two things in life are never didg
certain: dying, and paying taxes. Michigan string defen
football fans can add a third item to that list; Quarterba
Bo Schembechler will not throw the football half, and by
often. after Johnsc
IN THE ANNUAL Blue-White scrimmage, the Whites
the traditional end of spring football prac- twice, witht
tice, it appeared nothing had changed, both Gregg Willr
teams relied on rushing and strong defense was partial
to spur their attacks. crossbar.
The Blue team, made up of mostly first On the oth
stringers, used the old formula more effec- two drives o
tively to defeat the second string White team in scoringt
35-24 yesterday. scores came
Twenty-seven passes were thrown by the deep in Whit
two teams resulting in 11 completions, figures in the secon
that prompted Coach Schembechler to joke, Gerald Digg
"it's a crime the way the ball was flying and the fina
around, it made for a sloppy game, a game DOM TEl
with no integrity." sponsible fo
The Blue team took advantage of its ex- get a drive
perience and ability to totally dominate the sacked the
scrimmage, rolling up 290 yards on the times and p
ground, with tailback Harlan Huckleby lead- ing hurriedt
ing the way. He piled up 118 yards in 16 car- Tedesco a
ries, scoring three touchdowns in the process. ner, John.
FULLBACK RUSSELL DAVIS aided the sweeps andf
cause with 70 yards in 10 carries while Rick Michael '
Leach rambled for 35 yards in 8 tries and Russell, gai
one touchdown in his first half performance. carries.
Leach left the game at halftime in order to SCHEMBE
play in the second game of the baseball dou- scrimmage;
bleheader where he did put a ball in the air, ing, "we ha
lifting a sacrifice fly to knock in the winning and other t
run. who's hada
On the gridiron, Leach hit 6 of 13 passes really well.
for 78 yards, and lost a sure touchdown pass "The spri
when split end Rick White dropped a ball nobody gots
behind the secondary early in the first The nextg
quarter. Hold on unt

TE TEAM, which wps given 24
rder to even up the scrimmage,
get untracked against the first
cked by Stacy Johnson in the first
John Wangler and Roger Bettis
on replaced Leach for the Blues,
only crossed the 20-yard line
their biggest threat ending when
ner's 30 yard field goal attempt
ly blocked and bounced off the
:her hand, the Blues put together
f 80 yards and another of 83 yards
their touchdowns. The other two
e about as the result of fumbles
te territory. Leach carried 6 yards
d quarter for one and sophomore
gs circled right end for 4 yards
al Blue touchdown.
DESCO was at least partially re-
r the inability of the White's to
going. The 6-4, 206 lb. senior
opposing quarterback t h r e e
provided a strong pass rush forc-
throws and scrambles.
and his outside linebacking part-
Anderson, contained the White's
forced them to run up the middle.
Baby' Davis, younger brother to
ned 50 yards up the middle in 17
ECHLER WAS pleased with the
and all of spring practice, say-
ad fun, we tried different things,
han the dropped pass by White,
a great spring, everything went
ng season was excellent because
seriously hurt," said Bo.
game is September 10, at Illinois.
il then.



Michigan's women's t e n n i s
team enjoyed a two scoop vic-
tory cone yesterday by beating
Indiana 8-1 and Kalamazoo 9-0.

pelee a'v.t, Obfic. presents

and g.st COMMANDER

It's two consecutive victories
give the Wolverines a 7-1 record
so far this season.
In the first match, Michigan's
coach John Atwood went with
what he called his best line-up.
Though Michigan soundly de-
feated the Hoosiers, they were
forced to struggle at times.
"There're some really good
matches being p l a y e d out
here," said opposing Hoosier
coach Rick Fink. For exam-
ple, the 6-2, 6-3 score of Mich-
igan's first d o u b l e s team
Kathy Karzen and Barb Selden
(No. 1 and No. 2 respectively))
did not reflect the work they
put into their victory.
"Barb and Kathy were forced
to work," said Atwood. "Barb
knew she had to work hard and
not mess around."
Karzen likewise had her dif-
"Mv first serves were off. I
wasn't anick enough at times
and it was hard to concentrate
too." said Karzen.
"Kathy was being put on the
defensive whereas she's usual-
ly on the offensive. It's diffi-
cult to concentrate because of
finals and all," said co-cap-
tain and sister Jan Karzen.
In the second match, Michigan
had an easier time in shutting
out Kalamazoo who had lost to
Indiana earlier 9-0.
"This kind of match against
Kalamazoo is helpful for the up-

coming match against Ohio State
next weekend in Columbus and
then the Big Tens in Wisconsin
in two weeks," said Atwood.
Strategy is exactly what At-
wood and his team worked on.
For. example, Atwood imple-
mented an Australian Form-
tion in Jan Karzen's and Jody
Strom's double match.
"Basically, the net player
stands on the same side of the
court as the server, who after
serving, moves to the other side
of the court. This way, weak
backhands are avoided and fore-
hands are favored," remarked
a strategic Atwood.-
The low intensity of the match
also allowed Atwood to experi-
ment with his line-up. For in-
stance, Atwood played Elaine
Crosby and Melinda Fertig in
the third doubles position.
"I'm realy happy the way
Elaine and Melinda played to-
gether," commented a jovial
"We just kept the ball in play.
They fed us the balls and we!
put them away. I think we play-
ed well," said Crosby.
"We're playing w e 11 right
now. But, we'll have to play
even better to beat Ohio State
next weekend," said Atwood.
The team really wants to beat
OSU this time. They previously
lost to the Buckeyes at the Pur-
due Invitational.

Ex grid mentors speak






$12.50-$1 0.00

What separates a good coach
from a great coach? Well for
one thing, recruiting. And when
coaches retire, they usually cite
recruiting as their main reason
for quitting.
This weekend two legendary
football coaches, Texas' Darrell
Royal and A r k a n s a s' Frank
Broyles,tboth recently retired,
graced the Michigan campus in
order to participate in the Wol-
verine's eleventh annual football
"You can only take so much,"
related Royal in response to
several questions about his de-
parture. "I stayed with it until
I got my fill."
Broyles had his own ideas
about the problems of college
football. "We've created a mon-
ster in college football with TV
and the bowls," he said. "There
are big rewards in winning with
all the publicity."

Both of the celebrated coach- "We do irreparable harm to high
es mentioned several ways to school players when we give
prevent illegal recruiting. Broy- them all that attention." The
' les firmly stated that "first the former Texas mentor noted also
athletes have to be punished." that kids often give coaches the
"run around" by not showing
Each coach would like to up for appointments, among
shorten the length of time be- other things.
fore signing. They want to push
up the first date for an athlete On the more technical side of
to commit himself to a college football, Broyles thought the
to December 10th, as in the SEC. "tripotion revolutionized col-
In this way, according to -Broy- lege football. The long run is
les, the college makes sure of much more exciting than the
securing several players and long pass-the fans can see it
then it can venture into other better."
regions. Broyles would now like to do

Tracks ters burned


Royal, a combatant in a re-
cruiting scandal awith coach
Barry Switzer of Oklahoma, be-'
lieves a larger regional investi-
gative force and lie detector
tests for coaches would alleviate
the "dirty" recruiting and the
"temptation to cut corners."
Royal expounded further on
the individual difficulties in nab-
bing a highly touted performer.

some ATV color work in college
football, and also host his own
TV show. The most enjoyable
benefit since his retirement, he
says, 'is that his wife now says
he "has a pleasant disposition."
Meanwhile, Royal will remain
as the athletic director at Texas
and now "will find out what
weekends are." He would also
like to do some charity work.


and special guest SIPPIE WALLACE

Special to The Daily
It was a weekend of disap-
pointment for the Michigan
track team, as the Wolverines
failed to grab a first place fin-
ish at the Dogwood Relays in
Knoxville, Tennessee.
The best Michigan could do
were the second place finishes
of James Grace in the 400 me-
ters, Jim .Stokes in the pole
valut, and Grace, Charles Crou-
ther, Don Wheeler, and Andy
Johnson combining for a clock-
ing of 3:21.85 in the Sprint Med-
ley relay.
Grace improved on his per-
sonal best with his clocking
of 47.2. The junior from De-
troit also combined with Ar-
nett Chisholm, Doug Henni-
gar, and Crouther for a 40.78
third place finish in the 440-
yard relay.
Stokes notched his personal
best of the season with his vault
of 16-6.

The Wolverines' other placing
finishers were Gary Hicks' sixth
place in 52.1 in the 400-meter
intermediate hurdles, Doug
Gibbs 6-10 fourth place high
jump, shot putter Randy Foss'
fifth place heave of 53-111, and
James Henry's sixth place long
jump of 24-3%.
Synchros second
Michigan's synchronized swim
team returned to Ann Arbor yes-
terday from the National Inter-
college Synchronized Swimming'
Championships I a d e n with
medals and happy to be the
national runners-up to cham-
pion Ohio.State.
"Every single girl on the team
came home with medals in her
pocket, some with more than
one," said coach Joyce Linder-
Sue Neu led the swimmers

Crisler to host Bork

- i


By ERNIE DUNBAR money, wits $14,000 going toi
Top-flight professionals Bjorn the winner.
Borg and Rod Laver highlight Laver pocketed $7,000 in last }
an evening of tennis Monday year's tournament against Johnr
in the second annual Civitan Newcombe.
Tennis Classic. THE CIVITAN CLUB hasz
Sponsored by the Ann Arbor chosen two charities to share
Civitan Club, a community ser- the profits from this year's
vice organization, the tourna- event.
ment gets underway at 7:30 in The Special Olympics, a pro-
Crisler Arena. gram of sports training and
. OPENING the evening will be athletic competition for mental-
a doubles match between the ly impaired children and adults
top-ranked players from Mich- will split the proceeds with the
igan's and Michigan State's Civitan International Founda-
mens tennis teams. tion.

A.L. Baseball
Detroit 8, Kansas City 5
Boston 8, Cleveland 4
Milwaukee 4, N.Y. 3
Chicago 3, Toronto 2
Minnesota 3, Oakland 1
Baltimore at Texas, ppd.
N.L. Baseball
Montreal 4, Philadelphia 3
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1
Los Angeles 5, San Francisco
N.Y. 4, Chicago 1
Atlanta 4, Houston 3


The Big Ten has established
a new ticket policy for the
1977 football season that will
raise the c o s t of student

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