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Page '6-Friday, June 2,1978-The Michigan Daily
BLUE WRESTLES WITH BAYLOR BEARS

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'M' nine in Series opener
By GARY KICINSKI NCAA Mideast Regional, will pit their and an impressive homer-a-game Brooks (.436), and infielders L
ime-time television would have pitching and defense against the power- average (50 homers in their 51 games). ner (.425) and Chris Bando (.41
believe that if you're planning a ful hitting of the Baylor Bears, champs The Bears, however, will have to play Hon er is expected to be the
e family with lots of kids, eight is of the South Central Regional in today's the series without one of their key per- in next weeks pro baseball draf
igh. tournament opener. The Wolverines formers, pitching ace Burl Coker. Atlanta Braves (who have the t
far'as the College World Series is are in the World Series for only the Coker, who won nine games this season have shown a lot of interest
erned, eight is not only enough, but third time ever. and also batted .325, is out with a Bando is the younger bro
the prime number of NCAA team- Baylor is making its second straight hairline fracture of his throwing arm as Milwaukee Brewer's third base
square off in a double-elimination Series appearance, having lost its first a result of an errant throw occurring Bando

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tourney to decide the national cham-
pion.
THE MICHIGAN Wolverines, Big
Ten champions and winners of the

two games in last year's tourney (both
by one run in extra innings). The Bears'
credentials include a 32-17-2 record, a
whopping .300 team batting average,

Esports of the DAILY1

ByTheAssociatedPress
Taylor calls it quits
WASHINGTON-Charley Taylor, the premier wide receiver who gave
the Washington Redskins more than six miles of total offense and caught an
NLF record 649 passes over the last 14 years, called it quits Thursday.
Taylor, 35, said he was hanging up his No. 42 jersey after talking with
friends, including former teammate and new Redskins coach Jack Pardee,
"who felt like some of the drive was gone" from his performance.
Taylor was an Arizona State alumnus, whose speed and circus catches
made him Sonny Jurgensen's favorite target during the Redskins' explosive
aerial shows of the late 1960s, will now join the team's personnel department
with an eye toward moving into coaching.
World Cup opener a tie
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina-Poland held West Germany, the defending
champion, to a 0-0 tie in the opening game of the World Soccer Cup Thur-
sday.
A crowd of 77,000 in Buenos Aires' River Plate Stadium saw the Poles
nearly score a major upset. Only fine goaltending by Sepp Maier, a veteran
of Germany's winning team of 1974, kept Poland from scoring in a series of
offensive attacks in the first half.
The Germans did not resemble the great team, led by Franz Becken-
bauer, which won the World Cup in Germany four years ago.
It was the fourth time in a row that the opening game of the World Cup
had ended in a scoreless tie.
Heinsohn to coach Braves?
BUFFALO, N.Y.-Tom Heinsohn, the colorful coach who was fired by
the Boston Celtics early last winter after the Celtics took a nose dive, denies
that he has made a deal to coach the Buffalo Braves next basketball season.
But Heinshohn acknowledged that he has been talking with John Y.
Brown, half owner of the Braves who expect to move to another city,
probably Dallas, before the 1978-79 National Basketball Association season
gets under way.
The Braves' coaching job opened up after the 1977-78 season when Cotton
Fitzsimmons left to become the new coach of the Kansas City Kings.
Heinsohn told the Associated Press in Boston on Thursday, "I've talked
to Brown twice. I talked to him again today, and we're going to set up a
meeting tomorrow. But right now I have no plans to coach anywhere."
Arnie in second
CHARLOTTE, N.C.-Kermit Zarley, winless since 1972 and a top 10
finisher only once this year, knocked in three straight birdies and added a
fourth on the final hole Thursday to take the first-round lead over Arnold
Palmer in the $300,000 Kemper Open golf tournament.
Zarley dropped a 6-foot putt on the final hole for a 6-under-par 66 on the
7,160-yard Quail Hollow Country Club course.
Arnold Palmer, seeking his first triumph since 1973, held the early lead
but dropped one shot behind Zarlev with a 5-under-par 67.
Coach'changes galore
Dave Garcia was firedyesterday as manager of the California Angels
and replaced by Jim Fregosi, now a player with the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Fregosi will join the Angels Friday.
In hockey, former Philadelphia coach Fred Shero was named as new
general manager and coach of the New York Rangers, replacing GM John
Ferguson and coach Jean Guy Talbot.
-Daily Sports

For more sports, turn to page 15
during the Southwest Conference tour-
nament.
But as any zoo-goer knows, you're not
supposed to feed the Bears, and the
Michigan mound corps will be doing its
best to starve the Baylor bats that have
been feasting on the servings of op-
posing pitchers.
LAST WEEKEND, Steve Howe,
Steve Perry and Tom Owens combined
to allow just one earned run in 26% in-
nings. Howe, who seta Michigan record
for career wins with ten, will be on the
mound tonight against the Bears.
The Wolverines (24-15) and Bears en-
ter the final eight with the worst and
second worst records of the eight
teams. Perennial powers Southern Cal
(49-9) and Arizona State (53-10) are
considered the favorites again this
year.
The defending champion Sun Devils
of Arizona State are making their tenth
World Series appearnce and are after
their fifth title. The Sun Devils have
several hitters who are almost sure-
bets for major league success, in-
cluding All-American shortstop Hubie

MEANWHILE, top-ranked Southern
Cal, which plays Miami of Florida (48-
10) in today's other first-round game, is
counting on pitching aces Rod Box-
berger (11-1, 2.02 ERA) and Bill Bor-
dley (11-2, 2.64). The Trojans are
making their 17th World Series ap-
pearance, having last won the title in
1974.
The Hurricanes of Miami are blessed
with outstanding pitching. Randy
Guerra, 10-0 and 1.86 ERA, also leads
the team in homers with 11. Other
Hurricanes who can pitch up a storm
include Tony Villa (11-1, 2.18) and
Augie Ruiz (12-3, 1.35).
The losers of the M-Baylor and USC-
Miami games will meet on Saturday
and the winners will meet on Sunday.
The other first round match-ups are
scheduled for tomorrow - North
Carolina (36-15) against Oral Roberts
(44-10) and St. Johns (40-16) against
Arizona State.
ORAL ROBERTS ig considered the
tournament darkhorse, as the
Oklahoma squad boasts a team
average of .310 and the team has ripped
off 18 wins in a row.
All of Michigan's action will be
broadcast on WUOM (91.7) FM begin-
ning with today's game at 6 p.m.

Siaton spell goes on;
Tgers nip Brewers
The big inning for Detroit proved to
BY BRIAN MARTIN be the fifth, as the Tigers put together
special to IThe Daiy four consecutive singles by Corcoran,
DETROIT - Lary Sorenson had Mankowski, Trammell and LeFlore,
hoped for a better homecoming. followed by a sacrifice fly by Rusty
The former Michigan pitching ace, Staub to score three runs.
made his first start ever against Detroit Staub got the winning RBI but was 0
here last night, was tagged for four for three on the night and saw his hit-
runs on nine well-placed hits as the ting streak stopped after 12 games. The
Tigers edged Milwaukee, 4-3. Brewers threatened in the eighth when
A torrid pre-game downpour delayed Paul Molitor punched a one-out triple
the start some twenty minutes and into the rightfield corner. Slaton then
soaked the Tiger bats at the outset. But walked Don Money unintentionally and
the rains only whetted the Brewers' forced manager Ralph Houk to replace
gusto as they jumped to an early 2-0 him with Hiller.
lead on a first inning Sal Bando two-run Hiller then struck out Cecil Cooper,
homer. and after Bando hit a home run ball
Milwaukee added another run in the foul, he flied to Steve Kemp in short lef-
second on a walk, single and sacrifice tfield, ending the inning.
fly which scored Sixto Lezcano. But Trammell scored the tying run 'on
then Tiger starter Jim Slaton settled Sweet Lou Whitaker's single to left that
down to limit the Brewers to only two set up Staub's game winning RBI.
hits in the next five and a third innings. Sorenson pitched well, but the loss
He got the win and is now 5-2, while put his record at 6-4. He pitched
John Hiller pitched the last inning and quickly, as did Slaton, and the game
two-thirds to pick up his sixth save. was played in a snappy 1:51.
Detroit also did all of its scoring in Tomorrow night the Tigers host the
two innings, but managed to eke one Twins, who are here for a three game
more run across the plate to gain their weekend set. Jack Billingham (4-2)
third win in a row. faces the Twins Roger Erickson (5-3),
Rightfielder Tim Corcoran started starting at 8:00p.m.
the hit parade in the third and was
followed by a Phil Mankowski single. SCORES
Alan Trammell laid a perfect bunt Major League Baseball
down the first base line advancing the American League
runners. Ran LeFlore (or was it Lavar Baiiimore i, New virks
Burton) fouled out deep to rightfield Detroit4i. Miwaukee 3
enabling Corcoran to score easily from Naionai League
No games scheduled.

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