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ednesday, June 1, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY
LIMINATED FROM NCAA'S:
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gional play - and stroked four.
of those safeties against Michi-
igan pitching.
Wolverines Mike Parker and
Rick Leach were voted to the
All Tournament Team while
Stennett missed the squad by
only one vote.
The hot hitting Parker fin-
ished up the tournament with
eight hits in fifteen at bats and
blasted two homers while driv-
ing home six runs. The junior
finished the season with six
roundtrippers - highest on the
Michigan squad - and a fine
.303 batting average.
LEACH HAD quite a tourna-

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ment himself. The sophomore
centerfielder went eight for
fourteen at the plate and had a
good defensive series, including
a fine running catch against
the Aggies.
Leach finished the season as
the Wolverines' top hitter with
a .316 average. He also finish-
ed with a team high 35 RBIs
and set a Michigan record as
the all-time leader in doubles
for one season with ten.
Michigan finished its season
with a 33-15 slate and a field-
i-g percentage of .972 - the
fourth best defensive average
in the country.

By DON MacLACHLAN
'he heat and humidity finally
ght p with the Michigan
ebsll team Monday and it
eliminated from the Mid-
st Regional in Norman, Okla-
s losing to the regional
ap Southern Illinois 9-0.
Earlier in the afternoon the
Iverines stayed alive in the
rnament by defeating the
t team, Oklahoma, 5-2, be-
d the six-hit pitching of Bill
nnett. But after a one hour
ak the Wolverines took the
d again, and could not tally
ran against Saluki pitcher
,in Waldrp, in the 92 do-
e heat
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
ged Michigan starter Steve
t four batters he faced in
third inning with Michigan
top 6-0, Clinton came out
the bullpen to hurl seven in-
letters
ousted by
Texans
By PAUL. CAMPBELL
three times this year, Michi-
's number one doubles team
Jeff Etterbeek and Jud
aufler has gone up against
xas number one team -
d three times they've come
ay losers.
The latest was this past week-
, hen Longhorns Gary
ck and Kevin Curren top-
d the Wolverine pair 2-6, 7-6,
to knock them out of the
AA tournament in Athens,
orgia.
Plock and Curren had beat-
t Etereek and Shaufler in
dual meet earlier in the
ason, then duplicated the
at last Monday as Texas
nocked Michigan out of the
am competition in Athens.
the Michigan duo had reach-
the second round by upset-
o the fifth seeded Georgia
on of Wesley Cash and Char-
Ellis 6-7, 7-6, 7-5 in one of
week - long tournament's
>s1 exciting matches.
tterbeek also competed in
giles, but was bumped in the
st round by Marty Davis of
University of California at
rkeley, 6-3, 6-2.
California schools dominat-
both the team and individ-
a competition. Top eeded
tat Hitcheii of Stanford
ame back from an early de-
kit to take the singles crown
ot Tom Graham of UCLA,
,16, 63, 64.
rtte Manson and Chris
Wit of USC won the doubles
Pn, fighting off a late chal-
go from John Austin and
ttt Nichols of UCLA to
e with a 6-2, 6-3, 6-7, 63
tnford had won the team
earlier in the week by de-
ling Trinity in the final
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nings of shutout baseball. The
southpaw yielded only five hits
in picking up his fifth win of
the season.
Senior reliever Kevin Clin-
ton was the star of the game
for the Wolverines. After start-,
er Craig McGinnis walked the
Perry for two runs in the third
and then erupted for seven
runs in the eighth inning off
Perry, Steve Howe and Tom
Owens to break open the tight
contest. With the victory, its
third straight in the regional,
Southern Illinois (38-10) ad-
vances to the College World
Series in Omaha, Nebraska
where it will face Temple June
10.
In the victory over Oklahoma,
the Wolverines managed only
four hits off Sooner hurler Scott
Gardner, but picked up- five
runs in the first inning and held

on to defeat the Sooners - af-
ter losing to the Big Eight
Champs 3-1 on Saturday in the
first game of the regional.
S T E N N E T T yielded two
runs to the Sooners in the
fourth inning. but shut them
down the rest of the way to
pick up his sixth victory against
four defeats.
Michigan finished with a 2-2
record on the tournament. Af-
ter Sooner ace Mark Nipp best-
ed Michigan southpaw Steve
Howe Saturday, the Wolverines
came back in a must-win situ-
ation to defeat Texas A&M 13-
4 on Sunday and send the Ag-
gies home for the year.
S 0 U T H E R N ILLINOIS
second baseman Neal Fiala
was voted the Most Valuable
Player of the Tournament. Fi-
ala picked up nine hits in four-
teen trips to the plate in re-

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