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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June 3, 1978-Page 15
DONAKOWSKI DISAPPOINTING NINTH
'M' tracksters advance -in NCAA

By DAVE RENBARGER
ilt Donakowski, Michigan's superb
distance runner, finished ninth in the
NCAA 11,11(11 mbr finals tast night in
Eiigene re but the timcs wee nlt
comptled t Ibe end(101 tthe scond dly ot
o~ wold hav 'bte'n nice' it t3ilt
010uk1 0hav' pickedl up secondt 01r bthd
cuOmmente aI7 ssl'stan't 'oacb lin
Warhur~st.S "You'i always disappolno
t wben you don ' run welt, but t doiit

think Billy's disappointed with the way
he ran."
"THE PACE WAS fairly consistool,"
said Worburst of the 'ace. "Nobody hadt
any' great surges-'
''It wals a 1v man' r510) unt''iiiil till last
fivi' lops.' " he addtted, but Ihboo
ton(kowski "caVed in
V ultr J.. 'stokos both glilified toi'

Laltany, the sophomore transfer who
uncorked th best jump of bi. life 17-
211 two weoks ago to win the Big Ten
lutle , 1101.n of unly thrie'e 1'clOntstnti
tilla 7ll I n Ith1rsd y. I 'ls atill
nooCn' tinl,01'1 hwe 11 er '1 wtilllbe )7
in lthe fil, tll' ('h111 whotlekr' d 11)11
in~ii higtnll ill6 Ithi uli1iiuo
championships.
THE WOLVERINES' 400 meter relay
team, running in Thursday's
preminaries, qualified for last night's
semis with a :40.40 clocking.
In the semis, the quartet of Doug
Hennigar, Charles Crouther, James
Grace and Arnett Chisolm came
through with a time of 40.09 in the
second heat to qualify them for the
finals.

Auburn's rolay squad led the first
hoot in t249.2 while USC ted the serenId
with a timeof i.50.
Gr ce, thowever', did nol fare so well
il ip. T11 hl' ) si c-cauptaii
tas e 1i
clod pinpp.7g aut iw mecionds
slior than tis ffiirl last wceIk at the
Central Collegiate 'hampionships.
"WE WERE disappointed that Grace
and Hicks didn't make it," said
(Michigan track coach) Jack Harvey.
Neither of them ran very well."
Going into the meet, Harvey was
hoping to place in the top ten in the
team's standings. Without points from
Grace and Hicks, however, that goal
may be out of reach.

,sports oft
BY The Associated Press
Rice Player of Month
NEW YORK-Slugger Jim Rice of the Boston Red Sox, who pounded
out 13 home runs and drove in 33 runs during the month of May, was named
American League Player of the Month, the league announced today.
The 25-year-old outfielder was instrumental in leading the Red Sox into
first place in the American League East Division. Rice, who amassed a
slugging percentage of .760, also had four doubles and two triples. lie scored
23 runs and delivered six game-winning hits.'
Outfielder Amos Otis of the Kansas City Royals was second in the
balloting. He hit .345 with five home runs and 20 RBI's. Otis was followed by
New York Yankee pitcher Ron Guildry, who was 5-0 in May with 35
strikeouts in 40 innings.
Other players receiving votes were pitcher Milt Wilcox of Detroit, out-
fielder Sixto Lezgano and pitcher Lary Sorensen of Milwaukee, pitcher
David Clyde of Cleveland and Seattle inflieder Craig Reynolds.
* * * *
Palmer leads in Kemper
CHARLOTTE, N.C-Arnold Palmer, closing in on what could be his
first PGA victory in five years, blasted towering drives and dropped suc-
cessive birdies yesterday to take a 1-stroke lead after the second round of the
$300,000 Kemper Open Golf Tournament.
Palmer, who went onto the par-72 Quail Hollow Country Club course 5-
under-par, finished the day with a 2-under-par 70 for a two-day total of 137.
Sonics bite Bullets, 98-94

Twins tame Tigers as
win streak ends, 4-2

SEATTLE (AP)-Guards Fred
Brown and Dennis Johnson combined
for 50 points to lead the Seattle Super-
Sonics to a 98-94 victory over the
Washington Bullets last night and a 3-2
lead in the best-of-seven National
Basketball Association championship
series.
The Sonics can wrap up the first title
in their 11-year history with a victory
Sunday at the Capital Centre in Lan-
dover, Md. If Washington wins that one,
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special to the Daily
OMAHA-After seven innings of the second
game of Friday's doubleheader, Michigans opponent
in theswinners bracket had yet to be decided.
Southern Cal and Miami of Florida had battled toa
3-3 tie in the sloppily played and slow-moving
baliga me.
The Daily's Jamie Turner will beon the air6 p.m.
Sunday on WUOM (91.7 FM) with coverage of
Michi nv ersos thewinner of USCMiami. -

the deciding game of the season would
be held here Wednesday night.
SEATTLE, WHICH had blown a 15-
point lead in losing Tuesday might, saw
an 11-point advantage dwindle to win in
the fourth quarter of Friday night's
contest. But this time, as the noisy
crowd whooped it up with cheers of
"We're No. 1!" the Sonics met the
challenge and held on tow in as Gus
Williams calmly sank five free throws
in the final four minutes.
Brown led all scorers with 26 points
and Johnson had 24.

By DAVE RENBARGER
special to the Daily
DETROIT-A diving catch by Minne-
sota left fielder Bombo Rivera saved
the ballgame for the Twins last night,
as a last-ditch ninth-inning Tiger rally
fell just short, giving the Twins a 4-2
victory at Tiger Stadium.
With Rusty Staub at the plate,
representing the Tigers' last hope with
two out and the bases loaded, the Tiger
designated hitter drilled a Mike Mar-
shall pitch into the leftfield corner.
Rivera came a long way to catch up to
the slicing drive, made the diving catch
and held on to break the Tigers three-
game winning streak.
Never let it be said that the young
Tigers do not play an exciting brand of
baseball.
Through the first 8% innings of last
night's contest, Twins rookie righthan-
der Roger Erickson had the Tigers
right where he wanted them.
Just one out away from an eight-
hitter, Erickson gave the third
baseman Phil Mankowski a base on
balls and then threw three balls to Alan
Trammell.
Twins' manager Gene Mauch pulled
his rookie starter in favor of the
veteran Mike Marshall, former MSU
bad boy and Cy Young Award winner.
Marshall did little to help the Twins'
cause; first completing Trammell's
walk and then allowing a run-scoring
broken bat single by Ron LeFlore. Mar-
shall then walked Lou Whitaker on a 3-2
pitch to put the tying run on second base
before Rivera's heroics extinguished
late comeback hopes of the 21,127 fans.
Before suffering the ninth inning jit-
ters, Erickson was extremely tough on

the Tiger lineup, laden with lef-handed
power.
Erickson, reputed in some circles to
be just as flaky as Mark Fidrych,
picked up his fourth straight victory,
running his recordto 16-3.
Although five of the eight hits surren-
dered by Erickson were of the extra-
base variety and he retired the Tigers
in order but once all evening, the 21
year old hurler pitched well when he
had to.
The Twins infield helped out by tur-
ning two doubleplays.
Tiger starter Jack Billingham gave
up all four of Minnesota's runs in just
3.1/ innings of work. Jim Crawford
came out of the bullpen to pitch the 4th
and the 5th innings and Jack Morris
mopped up by hurling 31/ innings of
hitless relief.
The Twins touched Billingham for
single runs in both the first and third
innings and added two more in the four-
th. Three ground singles through the in-
flied gave Minnesota its initial tally.
A run-producing double by third
baseman Mike Cubbage gave the Twins
a 2-0 lead two innings later. In the four-
th, a two-run double by shortstop Roy
Smalley signaled the end of
Billingham's stint on the mound. His
record dropped to 4-3 on the year.
The Tigers got their other run in the
fifth when Trammell and LeFlore con-
nected on back-to-back triples. As a
team the Twins collected nine hits, but
Rod Carew, baseball's leading hitter
going into the game with a .374 percen-
tage, went hitless in four trips.
Pitchers for today's game are Bob
Sykes (3-2) and Dave Goltz (1-3).

SCORES
Baseball
American League
Toronto8, Texas P
Minnesota 4, Detroit 2
National League
Chicago2, Atlanta1(1112innings)
Philadelphia 0. Los Angeles2
San Diego S, tNew orkha
Hlouston 2, St. Louis I
san Francisco(, Montreal 5 (10 innings)

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