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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Friday, June 3, 191
Blue nine honors Mahan, Leach
By DON MacLACHLAN Ie suffered a severely dislo- campaign, and stole seven bases mark. The southpaw pitched 91 and junior Craig McGinnis
Michigan baseball coach Mohy cated knee and lost the use of in ten attempts. and two thirds innings and hurled nine complete games a
Benedict announced his Most his leg for eight months. Mahan Benedict must h a v e been boasted a 1.87 ERA. combined for a 3.22 ERA.
Valuable Player yesterday and missed the Wolverine stretch pleased with the fine pitching However, the biggest sar3r
there were two of them. Catcher drive and tournament play last he received throughout the year JUNIOR Bill Stennett led the of the 1977 season was the enr
Ted Mahan and centerfielder season. as his Wolverines finished up Wolverines in strikeouts with 60 gence of senior Kevin Clinton
Rick Leach were named as co- 33-15-one victory short of the on his way to a 6-4 record. the ace of the Blue bullpen
recipients of the Ray L. Fisher "ONE YEAR ago, I probably all-time Michigan record for Stennett's biggest victory was The lanky senior led the st
Award. never would have believed I wins. his masterful five hit victory with a fine 1.64 ERA, shutti
Leach, who go' off to a hor- would play again let alone be Freshman Steve Howe com- over Oklahoma in the Midwest out Bowling Green in his an
rendous start this year, came on the MVP," said Mahan who pleted all 11 games he started, Regional. start of the season, on his w
strong in mid-season and fin- committed only two errors and and recorded a fine 9-3 season Sophomore Steve Perry (5-3) to a 5-1 season slate.
ished as the Wolverines' leading had just two past balls in 40
hitter for the second straight games this year.
year. "I really didn't expect to be
the MVP," Mahan added. "It Tigers scalp Indians, 4-2;
LEACH, AN All-Big Ten first surprised and pleased me and
team selection, hit .316 includ- it is quite an honor for me.'
ing a fine p fmnce in the Junior Scott Anderson re -
AA tournament where he ceived the Most Improved Play- ozem a notches fi win
Wolverines fiished as the Mid- er Award for the Bia Ten run-

west Regional runner-up.
Co-captain Mahan hit .231 on
the season but was a very
steady performer as Benedict's
backstop. In fact, the .senior
from Davison was lucky to be
playing baseball this year after
suffering a crippling injury last
April.

ner-ups. The second baseman
led the Wolverines in hitting al-
most the entire year, and wound
up second to Leach with a .307
average.
THE WASHTENAW Commun-
ity College transfer had a fine
.976 fielding percentage for the

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Season pleases Eisner
"'m very, very pleased with the success of the entire season,"
is the way Michigan tennis coach Brian Eisner summed up the
1977 edition of his team, which won an unprecedented tenth straight
Big Ten title for the school.
"This was the year that we were supposed to be knocked off,"
recalls Eisner. "We used four freshman extensively and that
made the other schools think that they could take us."
But the Wolverine freshmen disappointed the hopes of the
other conference teams, as they led Michigan to the title. Three
first year men, Jud Shaufler, Mark Freedman and Jack Nein-
ken, were Big Ten singles champions. A fourth, Scott Seeman,
won in the consolation bracket.
Jeff Etterbeek, who was runnerup at number one singles, is
only a sophomore. The nucleus of the team is completed by two
juniors, Brad Holland and Ollie Owens. All seven players will be
back next year, making Michigan once again solid favorites for
conferende laurels.-DAILY SPORTS
Dennis seeks rECKord
SEATTLE - The Cleveland Indians' no-hit pitcher, Dennis
Eckersley, will be trying to break a 73-year-old record for con-
secutive hitless innings when he, takes the mound tonight against
the Seattle Mariners.
The 22-year-old Oakland, Calif., native posted 16%2 con-
secutive hitless innings Monday night when he completed a 1-0
no-hitter against the California Angels in American League
baseball action in Cleveland.
That put hint within 613 innings of the record Cy Young set in
1904 while with the Boston Red Sox.
Eckersley began the string May 20 in another Mariners game
when he went 12 innings for a 2-1 victory. He allowed no farther
hits after infielder Larry Milbourne singled with one out in the fifth.
And since th'e Mariners scored their only run that night in the
third, Eckersley also has an unbroken string of 18 scoreless innings.
The National League hitless record was set by Johnny Vander
Meer in 1938, when he pitched 212 innings that included back-to:
back no-hitters.-AP
Goodbye, Bernie
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-Tennessee basketball Coach Ray Mears
said Thursday he feels certain All American Bernard King will
turn professional next week.
"I talked with Bernard last week and he indicated he planned
to pass up his final year of eligibility," Mears said.
King, a junior from Brooklyn, New York, has asked the
National Basketball Association to consider him as a hardship
case in its annual draft next week.
Appearing on the Today in Tennessee show on WATE-TV,
Mears said:
"Bernard had probably the best year last -season he could
expect to have. I doubt that he could do any better next winter.
There is a time and a place for everything and I believe that in
Bernard's way of thinking, he feels the time is right for him to
turn pro."
King led the Southeastern Conference in both scoring and
rebounding during the past season.-AP

By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Rookie sensa-
tion Dave Rozema won his
fifth game with ninth-inning
relief from Steve Foucault as
the Detroit Tigers defeated
the Cleveland Indians 4-2 last
night.
Rozema, a 20- year - old
righthander who entered the
game with a 2.89 earned run
average, raised his record to
5-2. Rozema gave up eight
hits before Foucault came
into the game in the final in-
ning to post his fourth save
of the season.
Tito Fuentes, who had only
hit six home runs in the last
three seasons, hit a solo homer
for the Tigers in the first in-
ning off Pal Dobson, 0-5.
A double by Ben Oglivie and
single by Phil Mankowski gave
Detroit a run in the fifth. The
Tigers added a run in the sixth
on a 415-foot triple by Jason
Thompson after Rusty Staub
had walked and stole second.
Major League
Standings
AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GB
Baimore 26 19 .578 -
astss 25 21 .543 115
New York 26 22 .542 19s
Milwaukee 25 25 .500 3)!,
Cleveland 20 22 .455 51
Detroit 19 27 .413 74
Trono 1 8 29 .383 -
West
Minnesota 30 17 .638 -
Chicago 26 19 .578 3
Caifornia 24 21 .511 6
Oakland 23 24 .489 2
Kansas City 22 23 .489 7
Texas 21 22 .488 7
Seattle 21 31 .404 11'.
Ysterday's result
Dletroit 4, Cleveland 2
Late tame , not included
Today's games
New York (Torrez, 6-3) at Chicago
(Kravec, 0-1), n.
Boston (Lee, 2-il at Minnesota
-(Gultz,'4-3), n.
Baltimore (Grimsley, 6-3) at Kan-
ssCity (Bird, 2-0). ni.
Milwaukee (Au stine, 6-5) at
Texas (Marshall, 0-0), n.
Cleveland (Eckersley, 6-3) at Seat-
tlie (Joses, 0-3), a.
Toroto (Jet erson, 3-3) at Oak-
land (Langford. 4-3),.n.
NATIoNAL LEAGUE
East
W ,L Pct. GB
Chicago 29 16 .644 -
Pittsburgh 27 17 .614 1
St. Louis 28 19 .596 %2
P ahiladelphia 25 20 .556 4
Montreal 18 28 .391 11',
New York 18 29 .383 12
Los Angeles 34 15 .694 -
Ciseinnaii 23 23 sat00 '9T
Sa Diego 24 29 .453 1
San Francisco 21 27 .438 12
Houstos 26 28 .417 13'-
Atlanta 17 33 .3401 17'".,
Yesterday's results
New York7, Montreal 4
Late games not included
Today's games
New York 7, Montreal 4
San Francisco (McGiothen, 2-5
and Knepper, 0-0) at Atlanta (Mes-
sersmith, 4-1 and Leon, 1-3), 2, t-n.
St. Louis (Rasmussen, 3-6) at
Montreal {Eaters, 6.4), a.
Philadelphia (Lonborg, 0-0) at
New York (Matlack, 3-5), a.
Chicago (Burris, 7-4) at Pittsburgh
(Rooker, 4-3), a.
Houston (Lemongello, 1-7) at cin-
einnati (Norman, 4-2), n.
San Diego (Jones, 4-5) at Los Aa-
grles (Sutton, 6-2). ss.

CHAMPAIGN, ILL.-University of Richmond's Hillary Tus
races his way to the best qualifying time of 8:40.33 in the 31
meter steeplechase at the NCAA Track and Field Champil
ships here. With qualifying completed in seven of the 14 eve5
scheduled yesterday, Kansas had advanced the most sei-'Pa
ists (seven) while Auburn had six and UCLA five.

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