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Page 16-Friday, May 26, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Canadiens reign again!!
Habs paste
Bruins, 41
for clincher
BOSTON (AP) - Unsung
Mario Tremblay, noted more
for his muscle than his finesse,
scored two goals.and the Mon-
treal Canadiens skated to their
third consecutive Stanley Cup
championship last night with a
4-1 victory over the Boston
:~Bruins.
r .. ,Steve Shutt and Rejean Houle also
scored for Montreal while the
Canadiens used a close-checking defen-
se to thwart Boston's offense and take
the best-of-seven series 4-2 for their 20th
Stanley Cup title since the NHL was
founded in 1$23.
The Bruins, who had won seven con-
secutive games at home during the
playoffs, took a 1-0 lead on a power-play
goal by defenseman Brad Park at 4:05
of the first period, just 22 seconds after
Montreal's Bill Nyron was penalized for
holding.
AP Photo However, the speedy Canadiens took
IN A BRIGHT MOMENT of an otherwise disappointing game for the Boston Bruins, Brad Park scores in the first period command and out-skated the Bruins the
during the NHL Stanley Cup playoff game last night. Canadien goalie Ken Dryden watches the puck roll into the net as rest of the way.
Bruins' Don Marcotte signals a score with Wayne Cashman (12) and Canadien Serge Savard (18) watching.
BATSMEN ELECTRIFIED

Wolverines host NCAA

By GEOFF LARCOM
Fisher Stadium, where the Michigan
Wolverines play their home baseball
games, has no lighting system for night
games.
But you can bet there will be plenty of
electricity in the air there today, as the
NCAA Mideast Regional Baseball
Tournament begins, pitting the Eastern
Michigan Hurons against the Missouri
Tigers in the opener at 1 p.m., and the
Wolverines against Texas A&M at 4
p.m.
"If you can't get excited over the
baseball coming up in the next two
days, well, you just can't get excited at
all," said an electrified Wolverine
coach Moby Benedict. "I believe we're
in for a great weekend of baseball."
Excited or not, the Wolverines will
have their hands full this afternoon
when they take the field against the
fourth-ranked Southwestern Conferen-
ce champion Aggies, who sport a 37-14
season record coming into tournament
play.
The Aggies also won their second
straight league title in posting a 19-5
conference mark. It was the most
league wins ever recorded by an A&M
team .
Aggie coach Tom Chandler remem-
beis last year only too well, when his
team was sent packing by the
Wolverines 13-4, in the Midwest
Regional in Norman, Oklahoma. "Rick
Leach did it to us in football during the
f.ll, too. Hopefully, it won't happen
again this weekend," Chandler

laughed.
Aggie gunners aiming to turn Chan-
dler's cautious optimism into a cham-
pionship speech include All-America
candidates Kyle Hawthorne and Robert
Bonner.

Shortstop Bonner is the Aggies'
leading hitter at .347, while Hawthorne
at first base paced Texas A&M in
homers (14) and RBI's (51).
With a team season batting average
of .284 (compared with the Wolverines'

Bengal bats sileneed
by Birds again, 2-1
BALTIMORE (UPI) - Les May lined third straight complete game last night
a game-winning home run in the eighth ina 2-1 victory by the Baltimore Orioles
inning and Scott McGregor pitched over the Detroit Tigers.
e McGregor, 4-3, was treated to a 1-0
lead when center fielder Larry Harlow
* * couted his third home run in the third
+ inning off rookie starter Steve Baker,
************************ who was making his major league
LANDOVER, Md. (AP)-Bob Dand- debut. May's homer came off reliever
ridge and Elvin Hayes, goats in
Washington's opening game loss, com- John Biller with two out in the eighth.
blued for 59 points and led the Bullets to
a 106-98 victory over the Seattle Super- TIGER CATCHER Lance Parrish
Sonics last night, tying the NBA cham- tied the score 1-1 with his fifth homer in
pionship series, 1-1. the seventh inning. McGregor had
It was the first victory for the Bullets spaced four singles until Parrish's
in 10 championship games. The Bullets blow.
had been swept by Milwaukee in 1971
and Golden State in 1975. ,Hiller, 4-2, entered the game in the
The third'game of the best-of-seven seventh and had struck out three of four
series will be played Sunday at the batters before May belted his ninth
Capital Centre, where the Bullets have homer over the left field fence. May
won 10 in a row, including eight in the leads the Orioles in homers and has -
playoffs. . driven ina team-leading 31 RIs.

-egional
.266), it appears the Aggie strongsuit is
hitting. Six of the nine starters average
over .265. The Wolverines, however,
hold the statistical edge in speed and
pitching.
"You'd think those Texas boys could
run, but the truth is, they can't," said
Chandler. "We're a slow ballclub (nine
stolen bases this year) with sound of-
fense and defense."
Tomorrow, depending upon today's
results, the Wolverines will square off
against either EMU or Missouri. In
regular season action, the Blue nine
fared well against the two squads,
going 3-1 against the Hurons and 2-1 in
Florida facing the Tigers.
Coach Ron Oestrike's EMU squad is
champion of the Mid-American Con-
ference while Missouri received an at-
large bid as a 35-16 division champ of
the Big Eight. The Collegiate Baseball
News currently ranks the Hurons 22nd
in the nation, the Tigers 31st and the
host Wolverines eighth.
SCORES
AMERICAN LEAGUE
Texas7, Minnesota I
Kansas City 9, Seattle4
Boston 9. Toronto 5
New York 9.Cleveland 3
NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco 9, Houston I
Chicago 5, Phiiadeiphia I
Montarealis.5t.Loums2
NHL
. Montreali4, Bstons
Montrea'wins series, 4 gamesto 2

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