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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

WednesdayMay 28.197d

EMU WINS REGIONAL

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B ue nine's ho

By CONwsti) STRICTOR
specun Sto The Daily
YPSILAN'i - nil the rain did Sun-
day afternoon was delay the celebra-
tion for Eastern Michigan.
The Michigansoaseball team, which
concluded the second finest season in
its history with a 28-12 record, waited
19 hours to end the championship game
of the NCAA Mideast Regional Tourna-
ment, losing to the Hurons 2-1 Monday
afternoon.
With the Wolverines ready to bat in
the top of the ninth Sunday, a tre-
mendous thunderstorm deluged the
EMU Baseball Stadium forcing the sus-
pension of play until Monday. Lefty
Bob Owchinko then proceeded to re-
tire Michigan in its half of the ninth,
surrendering only a single to leftfielder
Mark Grenkoski, and sending the Hur-
ons on to Omaha for the College World
Series.
COLLEGE baseball fans in Ann Ar-
bor and Ypsilanti were treated to some
of the finest action seen in the area in
recent years. Sellout crowds saw Michi-
gan and Eastern play three classic, ex-
citing games, giving the college brand
of baseball a needed shot in the arm.
"Anyone who saw those games, saw
baseball at its best," said Michigan
coach Moby Benedict. "They will long
remember those games."
An indication of the baseball fever
was the sight of the 2,000 plus fans who
gathered at the EMU ball park Monday
to see Owchinko deliver only 17 pitches.
In the championship game, Eastern
Michigan drew first blood with a run in
the first, maintaining the tradition that

the winning team in each tourney game
scored in the opening frame. Leftfield-
er Ted Dasen tripled to left center and
came home on Jeff Washington's two-
out grounder that was bobbled by third
sacker Jeff James.
MICHIGAN starter Chuck Rogers,
coming back on one day's rest, strug-
gled throughout the contest, giving up
eight hits, two walks, and two wild
pitches, but always seemed to come up
with the big pitch in the big situation.
The Maize and Blue knotted the score
in the third when Grenkoski was safe
on an error by shortstop Glenn Gulli-
ver. A stolen base and an infield hit
by Randy Hackney set up Pete Ross'
rbi safety to right.
The Hurons missed an opportunity to
go ahead in the fourth when an at-
tempted suicide squeeze backfired. But
they did not blow their chance in the
fifth as RF Thom Boutin singled home
Gulliver from second with the winning
run.
Michigan could only manage seven
singles off starter Bob Welch, the tour-
nament's MVP. Welch, freshman from
Ferndale, was overpowering, fanning
12 and not walking a batter. In addition
to the win, Welch picked up key saves
in Eastern's other two victories.
THE WOLVERINES forced the final
game with a nail-biting 4-2 decision
over the Hurons Sunday morning.
Freshman Bill Stennett, called upon by
Benedict to start the crucial game,
Pitched 6 innings of gutty baseball to
keep Michigan alive in the tournament.
Junior Mark Weber came on in the

pes Iiquidated
seventh in relief and held off Eastern scoring single in the second and Michi
the dest of the way. gan seemed on its way to a rar
Michigan scored in the first on Hack- laugher.
ney's ninth homerun of the year off
EMU starter Rob Wilmot. Singles by BUT Penn State tied it up in its hal
catcher Ted Mahan and James, and of the second off starter Craig Forhan
two passed balls gave CF Dan Dami- who was not as sharp as in previous
ani a chance to deliver his fourth and outings. 2B Greg Vogel's two-run don
fifth rbis of the tourney in the second. ble was the big blow in the inning as
Eastern drew single runs in the third Penn State scored five unearned runs
and sixth, the latter coming on Wash-
ington's ninth homer of the season. In Michigan took the lead for good it
the fourth inning, Stennett and Wash- thewthird as Ross collected two more
ington were involved in an incident rbi's with a two-out single scoring SS
when Stennett was accused of throw- Jim Berra and Grenkoski. Ross had
ing at Washington during between-inn- five runs batted in and four hits for t
ing warmups. Washington stood in the game while Grenkoski scred fou
batters' box during Stennett's warmup times.
tosses, which is an unwritten no-no. Sophomore Lary Sorensen saved the
When Stennett fired a couple pitches win for Forhan taking over in the sixth
Washington's way - the second hit- which forced Benedict to go with the
ting the Huron in the mid-section-um- rookie Stennett in the Sunday affair.
pire Doug Cossey went out to the For Michigan it was a great season
mound to warn both participants. according to Benedict. "These are the
DICK Walterhouse accounted for greatest bunch of boys I've ever had
Michigan's fourth run with a rbi sin- the privilege to coach since I've been
gle in the fifth inning. at Michigan," Benedict said.
Saturday's action saw favorite Clem-
son eliminated by Penn State 5-4 and "THEY DID everything asked o
Michigan fell behind early and suffer- them and deserved all the honors they
ed a 3-2 loss to Eastern. got."
But Michigan bounced back to play Such honors were distributed yester-
a totally opposite ballgame knocking day as two Wolverines garnered first
out the Nittany Lions in a wild slug- team All-Big Ten honors. Hackney and
fect, 10-7, the biggest differential of Rogers were selected by the confer-
the weekend. The Wolverines jumped ence coaches while Forhan was a sec-
off to an early 5-0 lead in the first 1 2 nd team pick and Mahan was named
innings. Singles by Ross and Mahan, a to the third team.
sacrifice fly off the bat of James, and Hackney( Walterhouse, Forhan and
a wild pitch netted four runs in the Weber were named to the Big Ten All-
first inning. Hackney delivered a run- Academic Team.
Philadelphia cops Cup for
second straight year, 2-0

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By The Associated Press
BUFFALO - Bob Kelly
and Bill Clement scored
third period goals and goal-
tender Bernie Parent held
off a determined challenge
by the Buffalo Sabres to
give the Philadelphia Fly-
ers their second consecu-
tive NHL title with a 2-0
victory last night.
The victory gave the Fly-
ers a 5-2 triumph in the
best-of-seven Stanley Cup
series and set up a celebra-
tion that started with the
historic trophy being
AP Photo wheeled onto the Memorial
Auditorium ice. In winning,
HILLER LOSES

the Flyers became the first
American-based team in 20
years to collect consecutive
titles.
The last U.S. club to do it
was the Detroit Red Wings of
1954 and 1955.
Kelly's goal came after two
periods of scoreless hockey in
which each team had some ex-
cellent chances to score. Then,
11 seconds after the third period
began, the puck went into the
corner to the right of the Bnt-
falo net and goalie Roger Cro-
zier.
Kelly dug the puck out, got
away from Sabres defenseman
Jerry Korab, and sent a short
backhander past Crozier for
the Cup clincher.
Then, with just 2:47 remain-
ing, Clement took a pass from
Orest Kindrachuk and beat Cro-
zier to insure the outcome.

Crozier and Sabres fall to Flyers

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. 610l
Boston 21 17 .553 -
Milwaukee 21 19 .525 1
Detroit 18 20 .474 3
New Yrak 10 23 A39 4
Cleveland 16 23 .410 5?!.
Baltimore 16 24 .400 6
West
Oakland 25 17 .595 -
KansassCity 26 59 .571 ;/
Minnesota 21 17 .553 2
Texas 22 20 .524 2!
California 22 22 .500 4
Chicago 19 23 .4526
Yesterday's Results
Minnesota 6, Detroit 5
Kansas City 3, New York 0
Milwaukee 9, Chagoia
Boston at Texas, postponed
Cleveland at Caifonia, inc.
Baltimore at Oakland, inc.
Today's Games
Minnesota (Hughes 5-1) at lie-
troit (Coleman 3-6), 1:05 p.m.
New York (May 3-2) at Kansas
City (Briles 4-2), night
Chicago (Osteen -5) at Milwau-
kee (aroberg 6-4), night
Boston (Lee 6-4) at Texas (Jen-
kins 5-3), night
Cleveland (Raich 0-0) at Califor-
nia (Ryan 8-2), night
Baltimore (Torm 5-2) at Oak-
land (Siebert 1-0), night

NATIONAL LEAGUE
East
W L Pet. GB
Pittsburgh 21 1 .539 -
Chicago 23 20 535 -
New York 59 18 .514 5
Philadelphia 21 21 .500 1 2
St. Louis 17 23 .425 41/
Montreal 14 23 .378 6
West
Los Angeles 29 18 .617 -
Cincinnati 26 20 .565 2V
Oan Francisco 23 20 .535 4
San Diego 23 22 .511 5
Atlanta 22 24 .478 6
Houston 18 .30 375 11
Yesterday's Results
Atlanta 7, Chicago 2
San Franeisco a, Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 6, Houston 5
Los Angeles 10, New York 4
St. Louis 7, San DiegoI
Today's Games
San Diego (Spillner 2-5) at St.
Louis (McGlothen 4-4).
Atlanta (Motron 5-4) at Chicago
(Bonham 4-4).
San Francisco (Falcone 3-3) at
Philadelphia (Carlton 2-5), night
Houston (Robertis 3-4) at Pitts-
burgh (Brett 3-2), night
Los Angeles (Ran 5-3) at New
York (Matlack 5-3), night
Montreal (Blair 25) at Cinein-
nati (Nolan 3-3), night

The Flyers beat a Bu
club that was unable to rev
Carew chokes Tgers its back from the wall, th
to Parent, who made 32 s
By The Associated Press and tied the playoff recor
DETROIT-Rod Carew, whose sixth-inning homer touched off four shutouts set by the
Minnesota's comeback from a five-run deficit, hit a sacrifice fly T e r r y Sawchuck and t
to cap a two-run rally in the ninth inning that gave the Twins a others.
6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers last night at Tiger Stadium. The performance earned
Eric Soderholm started the ninth with a single off Detroit ent the Conn Smythe Troph
relief ace John Hiller, 1-2, and- Craig Kusick walked. Danny the second consecutive yea
Thompson singled home the tying run and Glenn Borgmann fouled the Most Valuable Playe
out, but pinch hitter Steve Brye's infield hit loaded the bases. postseason play. The prize
Carew then delivered his game-winning sacrifice fly. ries with it a $1,500 check.
THE TWINS TRAILED 5-0 against Detroit starter Lerrin La-.
Grow when Carew belted his first home run of the season with
two out in the sixth inning. Bobby Darwin and Tony Oliva singled r
and Larry Hisle's three-run homer cut the gap to 5-4 and chased 'I
LaGrow in favor of Hiller.
Detroit scored twice off Bert Blyleven in the first inning on
an RBI' double by Willie Horton and Leon Roberts' sacrifice fly.
They got two more in the fourth on a run-scoring double by Bill ,
Freehan and a single by Aurelio Rodriguez and Ron LeFlore's
inside-the-park homer in the fifth made it 5-0.

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