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Page Twelve

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Wednesday, July 27, 19771

Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Wednesday, July 27, 19771

I

SIXTH STRAIGHT WIN FOR CHISOX
White Sox rip. Tigers, 8-3

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO A" -Richie 7,isk
drove in five runs with a triple
and a home run and Chet Lem-
on added a two run homer last
night to lead the Chicago White
Sox to an 8-3 victory over the
Detroit Tigers.
CHRIS KNAPP, 9-4, checked
the Tigers on five hits through
7 1-3 innings, one of them Rusty
Staub's two run homer in the
first, to post the win. He struck
out eight and walked two be-
fore giving way to Dave Ham-
ilton with the bases loaded and
one out in the eighth.
Staub's homer staked loser
Dave Roberts, 4-10, to a 2-0 lead
in the first, but the Western

Division leading White Sox
same back with a run in their
half of the first, and took a 4-2
lead on Zisk's 20th homer of
the season with two men on in
the third.
Lemon's fourth inning homer,
his 11th of the year, hiked the
Sox' lead to 6-2. Zisk's triple
added two more in the seventh
after Ralph Garr had singled
and Jorge Orta drew a walk.
THE TIGERS loaded the
bases with one out in the eighth
against Knapp, as Tim Corco-
ran and Ron LeFlore singled
and Tito Fuentes walked. Ham-
ilton came on to put down the
rally, but not before walking in
a run.

The win was the White Sox'
sixth in a row, and increased
their lead in the American
League West to five games
over idle Kansas City.
Brewers nipped
BOSTON - Right - hander
Don Aase struck out 11 batters
in his major league debut last
night, and the Boston Red Sox
nipped the Milwaukee Brewers
4-3.
AASE, 22, called up from
Pawtucket of the International
League Tuesday morning to
holster Boston's pitching corps,
survived one weak inning, the
fifth, as the Red Sox' snapped a
three game losing streak.
Milwaukee tied the score 3-3
in the fifth, but the Red Sox
came back to pull out the victo-
ry with a run in the seventh.
Milwaukee starter Larry Soren-
sen, 2-4, struck out George
Scott to open the seventh, giv-
ing him 11 consecutive outs.
BcrutButch Hobson singledto
center, took second on Denny
Doyle's single to left, and scor-
ed on Rick Miller's single to
left-center.
THE RED SOX JUMPED on
Sorensen for three runs in the
third inning, a rally capped by
Jim Rice's 26th homer, giving
him the American League lead
in home runs.

lha t4 / /ei*t
by KATHY HENNEGHAN.'O'.
Pistol Pete goes Hollywood...
... movie isn't convincing
1 HAD A CHANCE to see "One on One", a movie about a college
basketball player, at a screening hosted by the Pistons
organization Monday night..
Warner Brothers is billing the movie as a "love story" involv-
ing a "young man who is faced with the awesome realities of the
college sports system. It is contemporary, energetic and contro-
versial." All of which makes me wonder whether anyone at Warner
Bros. actually saw the film in question.
The movie is entertaining, but it hardly deals with "awe-
some reality" of any kind. In fact, it's corny-don't say I didn't
warn you. "One on One" sets out to blow the lid off of big
time college athletics but quickly dissolves into a fairy tale-
the division between the "good guys" and the "bad guys" is
that absolute.
Robby Benson, who wrote the script in collaboration with his
father, stars as Henry Steele. Off the court, Steele is a wide-
eyed freshman. -On the court, he is a sort of "Pistol Pete gone
Hollywood".
We have already seen how he is signed by Western University
coach Moreland Smith (G. D. Spradlin). Steele has had other
offers, but Smith's promise of a car closes the deal.
Yet when the prize recruit arrives on campus, Smith
hasn't the slightest idea who he is. That hardly seems likely.
If a kid is really that good, chances are that the coach who
finally signs him is practically a member of the family.
The athletic department sets Steele up with an easy job and
free tickets which he sells to obliging alums at up to $300 a crack.
He is also assigned the tutor who eventually becomes his room-
mate, Janet Hays (played by Annette O'Toole).
Hays initially regards Henry as just another "animal" but
his innocence eventually wins her over. The boy-girl story is the
most successful aspect of the movie, and of course it appeals to
a wider range of people. Just don't expect too much from the bas-
ketball sequences.
Henry's freshman year has its ups and downs, to be sure.
He feels lost on the huge Los Angeles campus and clings to
his high school letter jacket like a security blanket. He even car-
ries his basketball to class with him (another Andre McCarter?).
It's little wonder he has trouble adjusting - if Mark Lozier had
behaved the same way he would have been laughed out of Weft
Quad.
Coach Smith predicts stardom for Steele, who appears at
least a head shorter and fifty pounds lighter than any of his
teammates. Steele becomes a starter, but Smith soon decides
he is a hot dog and not only benches him. but tries to run
him out of the university.
A sort of Bobby-Knight-gone-beserk, Smith even brings a thug
to practice for the express purpose of beating Steele bloody while
his teammates watch. The incident successfully destroys all re-
maining credibility. Nobody, but nobody is THAT nasty.
Steele toughs it out and eventually resolves his conflict with
the coach, but it takes him until the last game of the season to do
it. The Big Game is almost over, Steele is on the bench and West-
ern is behind. One guard fouls out. Another is carried off on a
stretcher. Smith, like it or not, is forced to call on Steele for the
final four minutes . . . well, you can guess what happens. The
credits roll while Seals and Croft sing that "love conquers all",
Fairy tale stuff.

backed by the hitting of Frank
Taveras, Omar Moreno and Ed
Ott giving the Pittsburgh Pir-
ates a 3-2 victory over the
Houston Astros last night.
CANDELARIA, 11-3, was hit
in the left forearm by a line
drive off the bat of Wilbur How-
ard in the eighth inning and
was taken to a hospital for X
rays.
Cubs win .. .
... extend
lead to 1 V
See page 11]
The tall left bander was not
in trouble until the eighth when
an error and his second walk of
the game put two aboard with
one out. Then came the shot off
Howard's bat to load the bases.
Rich Gossage camne on..to finish
the inning, but not before Rnos
Cabell hit a sacrifice fly to
score Roger Metzger.
Phils flop
LOJS ANGELES-Glenn Burke
broke a 1-1 tie with a run-scor-
ing double in the seventh inning
last night, leading the Los An-
geles Dodgers to a 5-1 victory
over the Philadelphia Phillies
in the first game of a twi-night
doubleheader.

run in the fourth inning off loser
Steve Carlton, 13-6, gave tos
Angeles a 1-0 lead, but the Phil-
lies tied the game in the seventh
when Richie Hebner doubled
and Ted Sizemore singled him
home.
The Dodgers started their win,
ning rally when Dusty Baker
walked and took second on a
balk. Lee Lacy grounded to
shortstop Terry Harmon, but
Baker was able to beat lar-
mon's throw to third. Burke
then doubled over the head of
center fielder Garry Maddox to
score Baker.
Jays blasted
TORONTO - Kurt Bevacgua
knocked in three runs with a
home run and singled to back
the four-hit pitching of Bert Bly-
leven and lead the Texas Ran-
gers to a 14-0 rout of the Toron-
to-Blue Jays last night.
THE RANGERS got 17 hits off
five Toronto pitchers to hand
thne Blue Jays t h e i r sixth
straight loss andt16th out of
their last 20.
Willie Horton, Claudell Wash-
ington, and Bert Campanerix
knocked in two runs apiece for
the Rangers.
HORTON, the designated hit-
ter, hit three doubles, two of
them scoring runs. He was
thrown out at third when he
tried to stretch one of his dou-
bles into a triple. Washington
knocked in his runs on a sacri-
fice fly and a single. Campaner-
is tripled home both his RBI.

Bucs win

PITTSBURGH - John Can-
delaria's four hit pitching was STEVE GARVEY'S 23rd home

_.. - ^r r. -
BOSTON RED SOX second baseman Denny Doyle slides safely into home last night in Fenway
Park. Milwaukee catcher Larry Haney blocked the plate but dropped the throw allowing Doyle to
scre. Boston defeated the Brewers 4-3. In late action St. Louis beat Atlanta 4-2, the New York
Yankees defeated Baltimore in ten innings, 5-4.

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