Tuesday, April 6, 1976
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
jHOME OPENER VS. TOLEDO TODAY:
Sports of the Daily
LOS ANGELES - Pitcher Andy Messersmith still is among
the unemployed, but his agent said Monday "everything's going
to work out fine" for the two-time 20-game winner.
Herb Osmond, saying both he and his free agent client were
"keeping a low ;profile," said the Los Angeles Dodgers and San
Diego Padres apparently still were interested in acquiring the
services of the righthander.
"It just comes down to the fact that he's one of the hottest
pitchers in the game, and it's going to work out fine for him,"
Messersmith won his free agent status from an arbitrator
and kept it through two court decisions. He appeared close to
signing with the New York Yankees, but the deal fell through.
Messersmith, who won 19 games for the Dodgers last year
while playing without a contract, has a minimum price - and
combination of benefits - that has not yet been met, Osmond
Atlanta, Pittsburgh, the Chicago White Sox, the New York
Mets, California and Los Angeles all have reportedly made firm
offers, and San Diego and Kansas City are said to have prepared
By MB DILLON great value to us if he can "The loss of Craig Forhan and:Defending Champs
play. It'll all depend on how Chuck Rogers (now with the
It's opening day at Fisher soon his finger heals and how Chicago Cubs) is going to hurt APRIL
Stadium and the Michigan Wol- long he takes to get ready," us," said Benedict. "Forhan was6O O
verines, defending Big Ten base- 6TLD
blcm ping Blge Mid- said Benedict. a great leader and a great T E
ball champions, challenge Midr . pitcher. He's tough to replace."' 11 DETROIT (2)
American Conference contender, Leach has missed three weeks up are catcher Ted Mahan, first 13 Western Mich. (2)
Toledo in a doubleheader start- already, and will miss two more16 Minnesota (2)
ing at 2 p.m. ; because of football. I h ettv trigln-16 inst 2
IvCoach Moby Benedict will The Wolverines have another baseman Wasilewski 7second)
send his top hurlers to the power hitter in Bob Wasilewski. baseman Walterhouse, shortstop 21 Bowling Green (2)
mound - righthanders Mark The first baseman hit .346 in Jim Berra, third baseman Dave; 25 Eastern Mich. (2)
Weber, voted co-most-valuble Lakeland and is hitting the ball Chapman and centerfielder Dan MY
player last season, and Larry consistently. Damiani. 1 PURDUE (2)
Sorenson, 3-0 in Lakeland. Along with Walterhouse he I l t ri 2 (2)
Starting for 9-3 Toledo will be completes a double play co- If Toledo pitches a right- 2 ILLINOIS (2)
Mike Rachuba, 3-0, and M bination that Benedict thinks is hander, Mark Grerkowski will j SNotre Dame (2)
Tippenhauer, 1-0. I od tplay in right field and Bill Hasel- 8 OHIO STATE 2
p"Idntko a odvery good. 8OIOSAE(2)
"I don't know how good "Thet rig in left. If a lefthander goes
Toledo is, and I'm not going to year ny've play togetherer to the mound, Mike Parker will 9 INDIANA (2)
worry about them until tomor- enced." If the spring was any cover right field with Grenkow 11 BOWLING GREEN (2)
row, said Benedict. "But if indication, Benedict is right. ski in left. 15 Wisconsin (2)
we play the way we're capable The tandem reeled off 11 double S 16 Northwestern (2)
of playing, then we should take plays in 11 games. Sunshine and a high s the 19 EASTERN MICH. (2)
both of them. Our hitting is mid-50s is predicted, so it should
the best I've ever seen after "Our defense looks really make for a fine afternoon of 22 Michigan St.
a spring." good," said Benedict. "I don't Michigan baseball. 23 MICHIGAN ST.
Nine Wolverines batted over think I've ever seen it so good. --(*) Indicates 1:30 p.m. starting
.300 in Lakeland this spring , nd But our pitching has got to , d time
a couple of power hitters blos- come around or we're going to a ch O t! Home games in all capitals
somed in Rick Leach (.429) and be just another ball club. GARG TLE Weekday Home Doubleheaders
captain and second baseman We're hoping McGinnis and -ARGOYL E at 2 p.m.
Dick Walterhouse (.525). Stennett can round out the ro- gI c ing!Weekend Home Doubleheaders
"Walterhouse had an out-, tation. s5eirntn at 1 p.m.
standing Lakeland trip," said:--
Benedict. He really hit the ball.
I just hope he keeps it up.
Leach has a broken finger,
and when he'll join the team A
is still uncertain. "He'll be of
Eldon elects aides;
COLUMBUS - Eldon Miller, Ohio State's new basketball'
coach, selected Gerald Sears of Miami, Ohio, and Charles Machock "
on Monday to complete his coaching staff for the 1976-77 season. j AP Photo
The former coach of Mid-American champion Western I JIM PLUNKETT is all smiles after learning that the trade
Michigan, named to replace the resigned Fred Taylor at OhioI that makes him a San Francisco 49er has been finalized. San
State 10 days ago, dipped into the ranks of that conference for Francisco paid dearly for the former New England quarter-
both of his assistants. back, giving up two first round draft choices this year and
Machock, 38, spent the last two seasons at Ball State and both their first and second round choices in the 1977 draft.
was the Cardinals' chief recruiter. The 27-year-old Sears was atI
Miami during the past season, serving as chief scout. :THIRTEENTH IN FLORIDA:
On thin ice
TORONTO - Dan Maloney of the- Detroit Red Wings will
stand trial June 23 on assault charges stemming from a National
Hockey League game here last November.
Thp tiald dat w anmnrr Ptrv d n nv after the'
Gol ers open season
By JIM POWERS
ie tr az atze was announcea yeSeruay, n dy d iEt huhteMcia
Though the Mvichigan g o I f
completion of the NHL's regular season. team only placed thirteenth out
Maloney faces a maximum penalty of five years in jail of 20 in the Gulf America Cor-
if he is convicted on a charge of causing bodily harm to portion Invitational last week,
defenseman Brian Glennie of the Toronto Maple Leafs. the Wolverines showed lots of
Glennie was hospitalized for observation for 12 hours following "We played pretty well," stat-
the incident. ed assistant coach Jim Lipe. "We
AP were pleased with our perform-
ance considering there was such
. cellent players.
The new players "prove our
goodrecruiting," said Lipe. "We
expected them to step right in
and help us right away and they
1. por CS did."
"We're going with the young
NIGHT EDITOR: guys since they have lots of
NITH Htalent, and we're hoping they
KATHY HENNEGIAN : won't make young mistakes."
, PAFFORD ADDED, "Starting
is a good opportunity to get ex-
LOS ANGELES - Indiana University All-American Kent
son will have an arm-length cast for 10 days and a wrist ca
to 10 weeks while recovering from wrist surgery over
Benson's sister said Monday that the operation to rep
damaged tendon was successful. Doctors at St. Joseph's Hoy
here said they placed two pins in the wrist.,
The 6-foot-11 junior center will return to Indianapolis
Thursday, doctors said.
Benson, most valuable player in the NCAA finals
Indiana won the national championship a week ago, suffere
injury during a January Big Ten Conference game ag
Despite not qualifying for team competition in the N
Gymnastics Championships held last weekend at Temple Un
sity in Philadelphia, Michigan still managed to make it's preE
felt in the individual finals.
Making the biggest splash for the Wolverines was s
horizontal bar specialist Bob Darden. The pride of Glen
Illinois came up with compulsory and optional scores
enough to take second place honors.
Darden's score of 9.35 in the optional portion of the ev
was good enough to qualify him for the finals. It was the f
appearance ever in the final eight for the senior, who qualif
for nationals three years running but had never made it p
He responded to the pressure by executing a specta
optional routine. His 9.55 mark vaulted him into second pla
the final standings. Only Tom Beach of the University of
fornia topped Darden's performance.
Scott Ponto (still rings) and Pierre Leclerc (parallel1
twirled to ninth place finishes in their specialties. Randy
moto rounded out the Wolverine effort with a fifteenth pla
the floor exercises.
a strong field. For the first meet a 311, and Tim VanTongeren l perience and help the team later
everyone p 1Ia y e d consistently. with a 325. on. Head Coach Newcomb has
Most of the players were shoot- Scoring is based on each been working hard with us."
Ben- ing in the 75-76 range." school's top four finishers for The Wolverines' next week is
st up the day, all added up for the the Kepler Invitational in Co-
the R SFE dJUNIOR Randy four days of competition. lumbus, Ohio April 16-18.
teMcClelland led the Blue with _________
. a 300 total. Opening with rounds NOT SURPRISINGLY, Floridacl
air a of 73 and 70, McClelland had State University won the tourna- crosse cl b
spital trouble with the wind and blew ment. Eas' "' Tennessee placed
up to a third round score of 80 second, and perennial national
on and a finish of 77. powerhouse University of Flori- sweeps two
Another n e w c o m e r to the da came in third. Indiana, last
when' Michigan starting squad, fresh- year's Big Ten champion, placed over weekend
d the man Rod Pafford, took Wolver- Sixth. Michigan's Lacrosse Club
Int e second place honors with a Phil Hancock of Florida storm- swung into spring last weekend
combined score of 305. Pafford ed to the individual crown with with easy victories over Indiana
was also the most consistent, seven under par. His closest University and the Madison,
AP with only a 77 final score to competitor was four strokes Wisconsin Lacrosse Club.
mar a string of 76's. back with a three under par SATURDAY'S 11-5 v i c t o r y
Doug Davis, the team's lowest total of 285. This was Indiana's over the Hoosiers was a team
;average scorer, was a close Roddy Jackson, who Lipe term- effort for the Wolverines. Eight
CAA third with a 306 total. ed as "steadily spectacular. different players scored goals,
iiver- Although Indiana has only two with co-captain Steve Bissell
rie- Rounding out Michigan's top, eunn etrei a ul etting three of them.I
sence six were freshman Frank Sims!returning lettermen, it has built gein d
six ran itslf p t itsforer srenth. On Sunday goalie Mike Bucci
en with a 309, Ken Walchuck with is could be disheartening to and his defensive corps again
vew, - the Wolverines, who hope to limited their foes to five goals.1
view, knock the Hoosiers off in the The rest of the team scored!
gJd C .. X L E1 SBig Ten Championships this three times more than Saturday
year. for a 14-5 Michigan victory over
gent the Madison squad.
irst I NBA HOWEVER, Michigan's squad THE STICKMEN travel to
ied as ion,3, Aana includes four new starters, two South Bend, Indiana today to
ast Philadelphia 130,nouston 129 (OT) r of them freshman and one a face Notre Dame, then return to
Exhibition Baseball transfer student. This led to a Ferry Field for an 8:00 p.m. en-
Montreal 6, Philadelphia 0 little bit of nervousness last counter Wednesday evening with
cular cago A) 6 Atnta 3 weekend and a few beginner's Albion College.
ice in Detroit 3,Cincinnati z2errors, even though all are ex- -DAILY STAFF
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