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Thursday, September 30, 1976


' Page Nine


'ount'throws royal no-hitter

ATLANTA - San Francisco's
swaggering John Montefusco
came within one pitch of a per-
fect game last night, hurling a'
9-0 no-hitter against the Atlanta
The youngster, known as "The
Count" for his exceptional poise
and cocky appearance on the
mound, allowed only one batter
to reach base - a walk on a'
3-1 pitch to Jerry Royster lead-
ing off the fourth inning.
Montefusco, last year's
Rookie of the Year in the
National League, was in com-
mand all the way. San Fran-
cisco fielders only had routine
plays behind the rangy right-
Montefusco struck out four
batters and forced the Braves
to hit the ball into the ground
for the most part. Shortstop
Johnnie LeMaster alone had
eight chances.
Montefusco, 16-14, finished up
his brilliant performance in the
ninth by striking out Jimmy
Wynn, getting Cito Gaston on
a pop fly and Jerry Royster
on a soft fly to right.
LeMaster keyed a four-run
uprising for the Giants in the
second off Atlanta starter
Jamie Easterly, 1-1. The
Giants pummeled him for six
hits in 1 ? innings.
Bobby Murcer opened the sec-

and inning with a single and
Gary Alexander followed with
another hit before Thomasson
fouled out. Thomas then drilled
a single to right for one run
and LeMaster followed with a
line drive double to right. Le-
Master scored one out later on
Herndon's broken-bat single to
In his first major league sea-
son last year, "The Count" com-
piled a 15-9 record with a 2.88
ERA to run away with "Rook-
ie of the Year" honors."
Montefusco pitched the fourth
no-hitter of the year in the
major leagues this season. Earl-
ier this year, Houston's Larry
Dierker hurled a no-hitter
against the Montreal Expos,
John "Blue Moon" Odom and
Francisco Barrios combined on
a no-hitter for the Chicago
White Sox against the Califor-
nia Angels and John Candeleria
pitched a no-hitter for the Pitts-
burgh Pirates against the St.
Louis Cardinals.
* * *
Nettles blasts.
BOSTON - Graig Nettles
drove in six runs with two
home runs, one of them a grand
slam, and a pair of doubles
last night, powering the New
York Yankees to a 9-6 victory
over the Red Sox.
Nettles now has 32 homers,
tops in the American League.
He scored four times before
being retired on an infield
grounder in the ninth.
Dekers open
The U-M Athletic Depart-
ment and the Dekers Club,
the local Michigan Hockey
B o o s t e r s organization, is
sponsoring the Annual Schol-
ership Intersquad Game, at
7:30 p.m., Saturday, October
9, at Yost Ice Arena.
During the pre-game warm-
up, all hockey fans will have
the opportunity to take pho-
tographs and to obtain auto-
graphs from their favorite
Tickets cost 50c for stu-
dents with cameras and $1
for all others. They may be
obtained from the U-M Tick-
et Department, any Dekers
Club memberrandhat Yost
Ice Arena prior to the game.

The Yankees slugger hit a
two-run homer off Boston
starter Luis Tiant in the first
inning. Then he shelled Bos-
ton's 20-game winner with his
second career grand slam in
the second.

them earned, before
after seven innings.
Lyle finished up, sur
rookie Buitch Hobson
homer in the eighth.
Tiant suffered his 12
It was only his secon
14 starts since July3

Staked to the big lead, Cat- * *
fish Hunter posted his 17th vic-
tory against 15 defeats. HunterI Tigers tripped
allowed five runs, only two of CLEVELAND -
Harlan, Lytle read
Bleback-ups ailit

retiring Jackie Brown, Stan Thomas and
Sparky Dave LaRoche combined to hold
'rendering" Detroit in check for seven in-
's eighth nings and lead the Cleveland
Indians to a 3-2 triumph over
:th defeat. Tigers last night.
id loss in Brown replaced starter Pat
30. Dobson in the third, but need-
ed help from Thomas as well
as LaRoche's 21st save to gain
his ninth victory against 11 de-
Relievers feats. LaRoche's save ties him
with Sparky Lyle of the Yank-
ees for the American League
" lead.
I, iIn addition to driving home
the game-winning run with a
fourth-inning single, Charlie
Ig Spikes made the defensive
play of the game in the eigh-

AP Photo
JOHN "THE COUNT" MONTEFUSCO celebrates after pitching his first major league no-hitter
last night, a 9-0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Montefusco came within one pitch of a perfect
game as he upped his record to 16-14 for the ye ar. The no-hitter was the third this season in
the National League and the fourth in the Majors.

Michigan's Harlan Huckleby, who was weak with flu last Sat- th by throwing a perfect strike
injured in last week's game urday, is back at full strength. to the plate to nail the po-
with Navy, will "definitely be Tailback Roosevelt Smith is tential tying run.
available" for Saturday's gamestilbaukwthaspaed knees After spotting the Tigers to
with Wake Forest, coach Boad still out with a sprained knee, Aer spotin the In-
Schembechler said yesterday. awith a hamstring injury, will see dians came back to tie the
Fullback Russell Davis, how- limited action at best Saturday. game in the third off starter
ever, is still hobbled by a strain- and loser Jim Crawford, 1-8.
ed thigh muscle and will prob- Schembechler follows an un- After Frank Duffy led off with
ably miss the game against the written code that players who a walk, Rick Manning doubled
Deacons. do not practice on Tuesday or him home and then a Buddy
"Huckleby practiced in pads Wednesday - the toughest work- Bell single scored Manning to
again today," Schembechler outs - do not play Saturday. tie the game.
said after sending his team ~ ~--
through a two-hour workout.
"I think he'll be all right."
Huckleby, leading rusher for
the top-ranked Wolverines, suf- . vou
fered a slight shoulder separa-
tion in Michigan's 70-14 rout of
Navy. He did not practice Mon-
day, but suited up for Tuesday's
and yesterday's workouts. " OLA"ssi
"If I had to play today, I
don't know if I could," Huck-
leby said after yesterday's prac-
tice. "I'm still in some pain -
I can feel it. I can't tell now I CONTACTu
what kind of shape I'll be in .U
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Starting fullback Rob Lytle,

Po lomen open



The Michigan water polo team
opens its season at Pittsburgh
tomorrow with four returning'
players and a new coach.
David Pugh, a graduate stu-
dent in the Business School will
inherit the defending conference;
champions. Pugh coached at
Columbia over the summer and
is anxious to begin his tenure
at Michigan.
"THIS SCHOOL has a much
better water polo program than
Columbia ... it'saa stronger pro-
gram," Pugh said.
The Pittsburgh Tourney in-
cludes teams from Bucknell,
Cornell, the University of Puer-
to Rico, and host team Pitt.
Pugh feels that these teams will
help the Wolverines get in
shape for the rest of the sched-
Preparation is a key to a win-
ning season. "I had us sched-'
uled against the tougher teams
(at Pittsburgh), so that we will
be prepared to play the nation-
al powers like Texas A&M,"
said Pugh.
are in California, he continued,
and weshavestwo players from
the West Coast that played ex-
tensively out there."
The four returners are Joe
Bauer, Gordon Downie, John
Daly, and Rick Pepper. Al-
though Pugh wasn't around last
year, he mentioned that his play-

ers generally feel that the 19761
version of the-Michigan water
polo team is stronger than last
"We lost our goalie, the mostj
important position in the game,G
but we have Tony Paxton, a!
freshman from the Pittsburgh
area," Pugh said.
year ago, Pugh is expecting his
squad to be as competitive this;
year. "We will be as good as or
better depending on how much
the W ' r teams picked up."
C' g at the schedule, the{
pol: awhost the Michigan Tour-
ney when Texas A&M, SMU,
Kentucky, Loyola, S.E. Missou-
ri, and U. of Illinois, Chicago
Circle (the elites of the Mid-
west) compete October 15-16.
Then it's back on the road
October 22 at UICC, followed
by the Loyola Tourney the next!
two days.
AT LOYOLA, Michigan will
Minnesota 9. Texas I
Cleveland 3 DETROIT 2
Milwaukee 6, Baltimore 3
New York 9, Boston 6
San Francisco 9. Atlanta 0I
Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 0I
Montreal 7, New York 2
Philadelphia 6. St. Louis 5

be paired against S.E. Missou-
ri, Brown, and Indiana. Pugh
feels that Loyola is the stiffest
conference challenger that the:
Wolverines will face in their
effort to repeat as title win-
The feature event of the sea-
son will be the first Big Ten
Tournament, to be held in Ann
Arbor. The Gophers, Buckeyes
and Boilermakers will provide
the opposition November 5-6.
The following weekend the
regular season will come to a
close with the Conference Tour-
nament in Chicago. Michigan
competes in the Midwest Inter-
collegiate Water Polo Confer-
ence with Indiana, Kentucky,
and Loyola being the four teams
that played for the conference.
title last year in the 14-team
PUGH BROUGHT up the point
that water polo is new to Mid-
westerners, but that it is "a
good spectator sport, similar to
hockey and basketball which
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Pugh added that the plays are
similar to basketball in that
players use picks in set plays,
and similar to hockey that a
player can't be touched unless
he has the ball.
"The difference between an
average and a good team is the
one that can execute well, and
that's the team that will win,"
he said.
ning, Pugh believes that "there's
no way we won't be up there
for number one. It'll be between
Loyola and us."
And with that, the stage is

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