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Page 20-Thursday, May 20, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Tartrtopple Blue
W e e k e n d feasted on Wolverine pitching for eight th, sixth and seventh, but each time a
r , W lverneitching rfor deight double play put out the Blue fire.
runs, while turning over five double "We just gotta forget today and come
plays in the nightcap.
S"We hit some balls right on the but- out playing this weekend," asserted
in a ton," said Blue coach Moby Benedict. Benedict, referring to the Wolverines'
"Wayne State just turned 'em into championship-deciding home-and-
double plays, and that's the secret of home series with Michigan State this
the game of baseball." weekend. "Wayne State came in here
s t While the Wolverines were busy very fired up and I felt our pitching was
By GEOFF LARCOM choking off their own potential rallies, a little disappointing today."
the Tartars were piling up a seven-zip Two Wolverines who failed to disap-
The Michigan baseball team, a fifth inning lead, capped off by Gary point at all were third baseman Dave
tornado of late with a 12-2 Big Ten Zelmanski's (brother of Dave) two-run Chapman and center fielder Rick
record, ran into a high pressure system homer off of Michigan chucker Mark Leach. Chapman went three for six in
in the form of Wayne State hyesterdayiciga theketwir
tyesterday, Clinton, pitching in relief for starter the twnbill, while Leach cranked out
and the result was a 4-2, 8-3 pasting by Tom Owens. four hits in six at bats to raise his
the underdog Tartars. Michigan pecked away at the Wayne average to.425.
Delighted at first to just be on the State margin with single runs in the fif- For the Tartars, it was an afternoon
field with the high flying Wolverines,
the Detroiters soon found themselves in
control of the opener as they singled
four times in the second to take the lead
Then in the fourth Tartar catcher
John Broder caught all of a Bill Sten-
nett curveball, sending it over the lef-
tfield wall with rightfielder Gary
George on board to up the Tartar lead
to 3-0.
But Michigan rightfielder Mike
Parker soon returned the favor with a
towering two run shot in the
Wolverines' half of the inning.
For more sports,
see pages 18-19
That was all the Wolverines could get
though, as Detroiter Cosme Delapaz
held Michigan to just six hits while
going the distance. r
The Tartars added an insurance run
in the fifth on a triple by first sacker A
Dave Zelmanski and a single by shor-
tstop Doug Fowler. With the final
Wolverine putout, an ectatic Delapaz
hugged his mates as they celebrated
the surprise win.
The second course turned out even IT MAY APPEAR he missed the tag, but Wayne State first baseman Dave Zelmans
better than the first for the upset Michigan's Mike Parker after tagging him out in the second game of yesterday's n
hungry Tartars, however, as they and his infield mates engineered five double plays in the game, helping the Tartars
bill. Wayne State won the first game, 4-2.

to savor as they lifted their overall
record to 27-16. The Wolverines, on the
other hand, must concentrate on this
coming weekend, where they must cap-
ture at least one of the two games with
the Spartans to secure the Big Ten title
outright. Should MSU take two, a tie
and an ensuing playoff for the cham-
pionship would result.
Steve Howe will be trying to become
just the seventh hurler in conference
history to win six Big Ten games when
he takes the mound in East Lansing
Saturday. Howe is 5-0 in Big Ten play,
with a scant 1.53 ERA. Sunday's pitcher
at home, Craig McGinnis, is 3-1 along
with a 0.69 conference ERA.

.ki really is pulling the glove away from
on-conference doubleheader. Zelmanski
to a 8-3 victory and a sweep of the twin-



Ifcjn League Sla diag6

E. '9

Tigers roll on, 5-3;
Hiller tough in relief



W L Pct.
Detroit ................ 21 9 .700
Boston ................ 23 12.658
New York ............ 19 13 .593
Cleveland .............. 16 16 .500
Milwaukee ............ 14 18 .406
Baltimore.............13 19 .406
Toronto ............... 13 19 .406


Oakland............... 22 11 .666 -
California ..,.......... 19 13 .594 21j
Kansas City ........... 18 14 .562 3%1
Texas ................. 15 14 .516 5
Minnesota ............. 12 23 .342 11
Seattle ................ 12 24 .333 111
Chicago ........... 9 20 .310 12
Yesterday's games
Late games not included
Detroit 5, Milwaukee 3
Cleveland 5, New York 4 (10innings)

W L Pct.
Philadelphia.......17 13 .567
Montreal .............. 17 15 .531
Chicago .............. 16 17 .485
Pittsburgh ............. 14 18 .438
New York ............. 15 20 .429
St. Louis............... 14 22-.389
San Francisco . .E... 22 12 .647
Cincinnati ............. 20 14 .688
LoS Angeles ........... 20 14 .588
Houston ............... 15 16 .484
San Diego ............. 16 18 .471
Atlanta ............... 12 19 .386
Yesterday's games
San Diego 5, St. Louis 2
San Francisco 9. Chicago5
Atlanta 2-1, New York 1-3
Cincinnati at Montreal, n
Philadelphia at Houston, n
Pittsburg at Los Angeles, n

4 /

MILWAUKEE (AP)-Jason Thomp-
son crashed a two-run homer while
Ron LeFlore added a solo shot and
scored three times, leading the Detroit
Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the
Milwaukee Brewers last night. *
LeFlore doubled for his third hit to
lead off the seventh inning against loser
Jerry Augustine, 4-6, and Thompson
blasted his ninth homer as the Tigers
erased a 3-2 deficit and went onto their
fourth consecutive victory. They added
an insurance run in the eighth on Lance
Parrish's fourth homer.
THE BREWERS had taken a 3-2 lead
with two runs off winner Jack
Billingham, 4-1, had retired seven suc-
cessive batters until Gorman Thomas'
hit his seventh homer near the top of the
left field bleachers. Robin Yount
followed with a triple and scored on
Pul Molitw' kdouble play grounder
fllowing a walk.

Leadoff singles by LeFlore and Mark
Wagner and Rusty Staub's infield out
gave the Tigers a 1-0 first-inning lead.
The Brewers tied it in the second on Six-
to Lexcano's seventh homer. Detroit
took a 2-1 lead in the third on LeFlore's
fourth homer.
Late Baseball
Texas 4, Oakland 3
Montreal 5, Cincinnati 4
Houston 2, Philadelphia 1
.Daily Libels 9.-Delta Tau Delta 5

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