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Page 16-Tuesday, May 9, 1978-The Michigan Daily
TRANSFERRING TO CMU
Cagers' Robinson
By DAVE RENBARGER me. They've been after me for two solid All-American) were impressiv
Mike Robinson, the seldom-used center years, and I just feel that's where I but he never adjusted to Michig
on last year's basketball team, is plan- belong." of play.
ning to leave Michigan's program in Michigan coaches Johnny Orr and Bill He found his way into the
search of more playing time at Central Frieder are by no means unaware of doghouse right away by r
Michigan. Robinson's plans, nor are they sorry to checking into training camp5
Although the 6-11 Robinson has not yet see him leaving. over his playing weight of 250.
officially announced his intentions, he "AFTER THE season ended, we talked was by far the least-used play
told The Daily that he expects to enroll at to Rob and encouraged him to transfer in Wolverine bench, appearing in
CMU in Mount Pleasant next fall. After his own best interests," said Frieder two the 27 games for a total o
transferring, Robinson would have to sit weeks ago. "We were generally minutes of action.
out the 1978-79 season in accordance with dissatisfied with Mike's performance THE YOUNGER brother o
NCAA rules. this year and his failure to get into Michigan star Johnny Robins
"I SERIOUSLY doubt that I'll be shape." maintained just six weeks ag
returning to Michigan," said Robinson Robinson was heralded as the long- would under no circumstances
from his home in Chicago on Sunday. sought-after dominant Wolverine pivot- despite the frustrating season.
"I'm gonna be at Central next year. man when he was first recruited a year claims to have had "second t
"They (Central) recruited me super- a ago. His credentials after a one-year refusing to elaborate until offi
hard last year and, even when I wasn't stint at the College of DuPage (20 points, nouncing his decision.
playing this year, they kept interest in 17 rebounds average as a junior college was rumored that Robins

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leaving
nough, Robinson mentioned another factor
's style that helped sway him from Evansville.
"They don't have much of a chance to
aches' get into the (NCAA) tournament," he
rtedly said. "They're starting all over again
pounds and they won't go anywhere for awhile."
insthe "CENTRAL HAS a good chance of
on the

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transfer to Evansville, which saw its en-
tire team wiped out last year in an air-
plane crash. At Evansville, Robinson
would not have to sit out the upcoming
year, and he would be reunited with his
former coach at DuPage, Dick Walters,
the new coach of the Purple Aces.
Robinson stated, however, that a
year's layoff won't bother him too much,
and also that there isn't really much love
'lost between himself and Walters.
"I WON'T MIND sitting out next
year," he said. "I figure it takes most
athletes five years to get their degrees
anyways. Next year I could probably get
my grades up.
"Even though I had a good year at
DuPage," Robinson continued, "it
doesn't mean that me and the coach were
the best of friends. I liked him because he
played me but we weren't super-tight or
anything."

Mike.Robinson
winning the MAC (Mid-American Con-
ference - the Chippewas were runners-
up last year), and then they're in the
tourney."
"I've been talking to Walters. I could
sign with them today. But it looks like
I'm going to Central."
Robinson said that he plans to make
everything official "sometime in June."

Boston routs Royals
as Yaz socks homer

Daily Photo by PETER SERIING
Michigan catcher Jim Capoferi (no. 21) touches home after hitting a two-out, two-
run homer in the sixth inning of Michigan's 4-2 victory over Ohio State. Greeting
Capoferi at the plate is Michigan outfielder Rick Leach (no. 7), who got nine hits
in 13 at bats this weekend.

BOSTON (AP)-Carl Yastrzemski
pounded a three-run homer off Al Hra-
bosky to power Boston to an 8-4 victory
last night over the Kansas City Royals,
the Red Sox' sixth straight victory.
Boston was leading 5-4 on Fred
Lynn's fourth homer of the year when
Dennis Leonard, 3-5, intentionally
walked slugger Jim Rice. Kansas City

SWEEP INDIANA, OHIO STA TE
Blue stickmen take four
By GARY KICINSKI Michigan's defense also sparkled, as Parker, second
baseman Scott Anderson and first sacker Bob Wasilewski
For the Michigan baseball team, the pieces are finally each turned in crowd pleasing fielding gems.
starting to fit together. It remains to be explained why everything is suddenly
And when the final piece is locked into place in two weeks, meshing at the same time. "All I know is that they're all
it looks more and more like the final product will be a good ballplayers and they just came around at the same
Wolverine Big Ten Championship, time," said coach Moby Benedict.
AFTER A PAIR of convincing doubleheader sweeps over "KEEPING SOMEBODY hot is one key to success,"
the weekend, Michigan is riding high above the Big Ten Benedict said. "When one fella cools off another one picks
standings with an 11-1 record, three games ahead of second him up."
place Michigan State (84). Michigan's hot hitter of late has been centerfielder Rick
The Wolverines first belted the last place Indiana Leach, who went 9 for 13 over the weekend, pushing his
Hoosiers 9-1 and 5-1 on Saturday, and then drubbed one of average up to .390. The hard-hitting left-hander was in-
their chief Big Ten opponents, Ohio State 4-2 and 12-1 on strumental at the plate, in the field and on the bases in the
Sunday. weekend series.
The Blue batsmen excelled in just about every phase of And on the mound? Pick your pitcher-they've all pitched
the game over the weekend. The hitters pounded out 35 hits well. Right handers Bl11 Stennett and Steve Perry tossed a
in the four games, including homeruns by catcher Jim two-hitter and five hitter, respectively, at the Hoosiers on
Capoferi, outfielder Mike Parker and third baseman Dave Saturday. Ace southpaws Steve Howe and Craig McGinnis
Chapman. Also included were six doubles and a triple by left were held out until Sunday to provide an extra day of rest,
fielder Vic Ray. as both were recovering from illnesses. .
ALL FOUR Wolverine starting hurlers were impressive, "I know they have the potential to pitch well," said
allowing just five earned runs in 27 combined innings. Benedict of his starting corps.

manager Whitey Herzog brought in
Hrabosky, his relief ace, who surren-
dered Yastzremski's second homer of
the season.
Boston had taken a 4-0 lead for Louis
Tiant in the first on three unearned
runs. But the Red Sox starter pulled a
hamstring muscle in his right leg trying
to field a Jerry Terrell bunt at third.
Reliever Bob Stanley, 3-1, replaced
Tiant and allowed three base hits, in-
cluding a three-run double by
designated hitter Hal McRae.
The Royals closed the gap to.54 in the
sixth on a run, on a walk, a Darrell Por-
ter single and Amos Otis' sacrifice fly.
Herzog set the stage for Yastzrem-
ski's blast by ordering the walk to Rice.
Earlier he had deployed third baseman
Terrell as a fourth outfielder against
Rice, who leads the league in home runs
and runs batted in.
SCORES
Baseball
AmericaniLeague
Bosion 8.8Kansas City 4
Chicago at Baltimore (2), ppd.. rain
oakland atToronto, ppd.. rain
Minnesota at New York.ppd., rain
NationalLeague
HostontPhi"adelphia ppd, ain
MontreaioAiiantappdii.,ain
New York 3, Cincinniati 2

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