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Page Twelve


Wednesday, May 15, 974

Wolverines divide another

You need runs to win baseball games.
Michigan's pitching staff, acknowledged
as the finest in the Big Ten, can not do
it alone.
In yesterday's season finale double-
header at Fisher Field against Central
Michigan which ended in a split, the Wol-
verines got their usual fine pitching from
Ace Adams and (back from the bullpen)
Tom Joyce. But they still lacked the
support that characterizes winners.
CMU took the lidlifter, 4-0, and Michi-
gan came back in the nightcap, 2-0.
The Chippewas jumped into the lead
in the first inning of game one as Wol-
verine hurler Adams yielded a walk to
CMU's Al Senchuk, after nine pitches.
Next, the designated hitter, Al Tobin,
sporting a .615 batting average, lifted a
soft fly ball to left-center which no one
With runners on first and second, no-
body out, Central's top slugger, Terry F.
Lynch, lined a shot up the middle to
load the bases.
Adams appeared to be bearing down
as he fanned the clean-up hitter. Ace
then got the next man up, John North-
rup (no. 24 but no relation) to tap a
chopper to third. Ed Clegg's throw was
not in time to catch Senchuk, and CMU
led, 1-0.
Chuck Carey, Central's superb catcher,
didn't let Michigan off the hook as he
lined a double to left-center for two runs.

Michiga n Daily
That was all for now, as Adams settled Tobin then sacrificed him
down and retired the next two batters. Lynch, true to form, came
Down by three runs, close followers with a single to right which w
felt that the offensively inept Wolver- bled, eliminating the possibilit
ines would have to settle for a split at play at the plate, and allowing,
best, especially since they were facing ner to take second.
Central's ace, Cap Pohlman, who's sea- Ace Adams realized things w
son's record stood at 7-1. ting out of hand. After yielding a
But spirits were elevated right away single, he proceeded to retire t
as Michigan's leadoff man, Dick Wal- 16 men in a row, using only 55
terhouse, drew a walk. This was followed in 5 and one-third innings.
by a sharp single to right-center by hit- The Wolverines threatened one
ting star, shortshop Chris Burak. It but again beat themselves. Bu
seemed too good to be true. lected a single. Pohler then th
It was! As Walterhouse rounded sec- fast one a bit too inside to DH T
ond, he paused, as if to get a good look han, clipping him on the body
at the hit, and reassure himself that he fielder Mike DeCou followed with
wasn't dreaming. This gave the center- per to short that was mishandled,
fielder Ken Papes all the time he needed, the sacks full of Wolverines.
and his perfect peg to third caught the With a 2-1 count to Jim Loncha
sliding Walterhouse. er delivered a fastball that wa
The Chippewas added an unearned and low. Carey, the heady Centr
insirance tally in the second as Sen- stop, spotted Burak too far fro
rhk reached first when Clegg's throw for his own good and zipped the
drew first sacker Pete Ross off the bag. the bag, nailing the runner.

was bob-
ty of a
the run-
ere get-
n infield
the next
ce more,
rak col-
rew his
ed May-
. Right-
a chop-
, leaving
ar, Pohl-
s inside
al back-
'm third
e ball to

To add insult to injury, Lonchar walk-
ed on the next pitch, once again loading
the bases. The Chippewas went to their
bullpen, and relief ace Chris Knapp
quelled the uprising by retiring Ross
and pinch hitter Greg Buss.
In the second game, the Wolverines
decided to give some support to surprise
starter Tom Joyce, who didn't need
much. In the bottom of the second, Lon-
char opened with a walk. It appeared as
if Michigan would die in the usual man-
ner, as CMU's Bob Stadnika easily dis-
posed of the next two batters.
H o w e v e r, Greg Buss then came
through with an opposite field single to
left. A passed ball moved the alert base-
runners up, making it second and third.
Then Larry Gustafson ,playing third in
this game, lashed a clutch two run dou-
ble to right-center.
That was all Michigan needed as Joyce
only yielded one hit to the Chippewas. In
evening his record at 2-2, Tom struck
out six and walked but one. The Wol-
verines collected just four hits, as in the
first game, but they paid attention and
brought in some runs.
Michigan's conference record stands
at 7-5, and first-place Iowa and Minne-
sota are 10-4. Complications in the sched-
ule make it necessary for Michigan to
sweep Northwestern and Wisconsin, Fri-
day and Saturday, on the road to win the
Big Ten championship. Those bats have
got to come through.

Pugnacious Flyers rap Bruins

From wire Service Reports
and Andre "Moore" Dupont
scored late goals as the Phila-
delphia Flyers broke the back
of the Boston Bruins, 4-2, to
take a three games to one edge
in the best of seven Stanley Cup
Boston had dominated play
through most of the third per-
iod, but failed to score as the
superlative Bernie Parent and
his cohorts on the Flyer defense
robbed the Bruins time and
again. Chief of their victims
was Bobby Schmautz, who got
robbed on a clean breakaway
by the Philly netminder.
WITH SIX minutes to go in
the game, Ross Lonsberry took
a pass from Joe Watson and
headed down the ice. His pass
found Barber alone on the left
side, and the Flyer winger drill-
ed the puck past Boston goalie
Gilles Gilbert.
A few minutes later, as Philly
was attempting to kill time,
Bobby Clarke found Dupont
loose amid the inert Bruin de-
fense. Dupont soon had the
puck, and the puck was soon
past the hapless Gilbert.

For a while in the first period,
it seemed like the two oppo-
nents were trying to set a
Stanley Cup record for most
bodies crammed in a penalty
box. Twenty-one penalties were
called in that period, including
ten majors, as both teams bat-
tled for the psychological edge.
In between the penalties,
there was considerable action,
as the Flyers jumped out to a
quick two goal lead, with Rick
MacLeish and Dave Schultz
making Gilbert look like a hu-
man sieve. But then the Flyers
suddenly forgot how to skate,
and Boston's Phil Esposito and
Andre Savard took responsibil-
ity for tying the score.
Kate Smith sang "God Bless
America" at the beginning of
the game, and once again the
Flyers came through for the
dear fatty. Flyer coach Fred
Shero, noted for his corny
cloganeering, told his club be-
fore the game that "We work
together now, we will walk to-
gether forever." One more win,
and their names will be en-
graved together forever on the
Stanley Cup.

Prof^#-dt~sioI Leoue 5tandinns

w L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 15 13 .536 ,-
Cleveland 17 15 .531 -
Baltimore 15 15 .500 1
Detroit 15 15 .500 1
New York 18 18 .500 1
Boston 15 18 .455 2',
Chicago 15 14 .517 -
Oakland 17 16 .515 -
California 17 17 .500 1/
Kansas City 16 16 .500 (4
Texas 16 17 A.485 1
Minnesota 13 15 .464 15r
Last Night's Results
Milwaukee 8, Baltimore 3
Cleveland 6, Boston 2
Detroit 5, New York 2
Minnesota at Chicago, postponed
Kansas City 4, Oakland 2 (1st)
Kansas City at Oakland (2nd) in.
California at Texas, postponed
Today's Games
California (Stoneman 1-3) at Tex-
as (Clyde 2-0), night.
Minnesota (Albury 1-1) at Chi-
cago (Kaat 4-2), night.
Boston (Marichal 1-1) at Cleve-
land (Kline 3.4), night.
Milwaukee (Slaton 4-3) at Balti-
more (McNally 3-2), night.
Detroit (Coleman 5-1) at New
York (Tiedrow 3-3), 3 p.m., WJR

w L Pet. Ga
Montreal 13 11 .542 -
Philadelphia 17 15 .531 -
St. Louis 16 15 .516 '
Chicago 13 15 .464 2
New York 14 18 .438 3
Pittsburgh 9 20 .310 6'
Los Angeles 24 9 .727 -
Houston 20 16 .556 5?
San Francisco 20 16 .556 5y
Cincinnati 16 15 .516 7
Atlanta 15 19 .441 91
San Diego 14 22 .389 11t:
Last Night's Results
Montreal 9, Philadelphia 2
San Francisco 4, Cincinnati 0
Chicago 7, Pittsburgh 1
New York at St. Louis, postponed
Atlanta at San Diego, inc.
Today's Games
Chicago (Hooton 1-3) at Pitts-
burgh (Rooker 2-2), night.
New York (Koosman 4-0) at St.
Louis (Curtis 2-3), night.
Atlanta (Reed 5-3) at San Diego
(Freiselben 3-0), night.
Montreal (Renko 2-4) at Philadel-
phia (Ruthven 2-1), night. I
Houston (Griffin 5-1 and Koniee-
any 0-2) at Los Angeles (John 5-I
and Ran 2-1), 2, twi-nght.
San Francisco (Bradley 4-3) at
Cincinnati (Nelson 1-3).

SREST KINDRACHUCK, Flyers center and Andre Savard, Bruins center are held apart by offi-
c ials while fighting in the first period of last night's Stanley Cup action. Each was given a five
rainute major penalty. The Flyers won, 4-2, to grab a 3-1 lead in the series.

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