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Friday, May 9, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Eleven

HACKNEY HOMERUN HERO

Batsmen play crucia
By BILL CRANE Brown each possess the old mark a big victory Monday afternoon in a
The Michigan baseball team, undefeat- of ten. Freehan did it in 1961 while game which could be described as a
ed on the road so far this season, plays Brown chalked up the roundtrippers mirror image of the previous Saturday's
at Indiana today and travels to Colum- in 196' affair.
bus to scrap with Ohio State tomorrow Hackr. ;y is also leading the Big Ten Duane Bickel, the Spartan's ace hurl-
in two crucial twinbills. with four conference clouts. er, stood on the mound, watched his
The Wolverines, currently 6-2, are sec- Since the term break, the Wolverines teammates commit five errors and went
and in the Big Ten behind Michigan have won seven games and dropped only down to defeat 4-1. The turnaround was
State, now 6-1. If the Wolverines can con- one. They were on a six-game winning complete.
tinue winning on the road, the Maize streak, defeating Toledo, Notre Dame The Wolverines are 16-9 overall, have
and Blue might grace Ann Arbor with a and Eastern Michigan twice each. won 15 of their last 18 games and nine
long-awaited Big Ten Title. Including But Michigan State snapped the string in a row on the road. The last time the
this weekend's games, Michigan has at Michigan's Ray L. Fisher Stadium Maize and Blue lost while occupying the
eight contests remaining. last Saturday. visitor's dugout was in Florida on Michi-
The power for the Wolverines has been The Wolverines helped the Spar- gun's annual spring break journey to
supplied by transfer Randy Hackney. tan cause that day and committed Florida.
Hackney, once a Chippewa from Central five costly errors which made for As usual, the Big Ten baseball
Michigan, has a chance of breaking the two unearned runs. The Wolverines race isn't simply a two-way affair.
school's all-time homerun record. Hack- trotte ' off the field looking up at the Defending co-champions Minnesota
sey has eight homers and the figure short end of a 4-0 score and on top of and Iowa are 9-4 and 7-3 respective-
he'll be trying to crack is ten. that, it was Wolverine ace Chuck ly. Wisconsin checks in with a 9-5
Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers Rogers who was defeated. record.
and former Wolverine slugger Dave However the Wolverines countered with If either the Spartans or the Wolver-
SPARTAN INVITATIONAL LOOMS

series
ines falter, those three teams are close
enough to beat State or the Wolverines
to first.
Minnesota and Iowa match up against
two weak foes in the last weekend of
the season, May 16 and 17, and are idle
in the league until then. Illinois (4-7) and
Purdue (1-11) will provide the compe-
tition for last year's co-champs and it is
likely that both the Gophers and the
Hawkeyes will add four wins apiece to
their records.
So besides Michigan's opponents,
the rest of the league will sit back
-and watch how the league leaders
do this weekend because Michigan
State also faces Ohio State and In-
diana this weekend.
And if the plot really thickens and the
race tightens, Michigan will come into
the last weekend of the season with
doubleheaders against Northwestern and
Wisconsin. Stay tuned!

Blue golfers
By BILL CRANE On May 2 and 3 in the
In the words of one interested ern Intercollegiate Golf T
spectator, the Michigan golf ment held at Michigan'
team is "bombing out," but on versity course, the Wolv
the other hand its captain con- finished a disappointing U
tinues to play up a storm. of 14 teams.
And with today's Spartan In-
vitational at East Lansing, per- THE 72 HOLE tourn
haps the best predictor of Wol- was divided into two day
verine success goes like this: sisting of 36 holes andi

need to

Ma jor League Leaders

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Player Club G AB R H Pet.
Carew Min 16 51 10 21 .412
Aunson NY 23 91 11 37 .407
Yount Mil 22 80 17 31 .388
Lynn Bsn 18 63 13 23 .363
E. Maddox NY 24 96 15 33 .344
senderson Chi 23 85 18 29 .341
Ieve Min, 13 50 11 17 .340
Powel Cle 17 13 t 18 .340
C. Rojas KC 20 71 7 24 .338
1. May Chi 26 89 8 30 .337
Home Runs
Horton, Detroit, 6; L. May, Balti-
r, hKilerew, Kansas City, 5t
tisrsiughs, Texas, 5t 6 Tied With 4.
Runs Batted In
Shae. Kansas City, 20; L. May,
13a.timore, 18; G. scott, Milwaukee,
8: toihte, California, 18; Horton,
twroit, 17; Munson, New York, 17;
. :ay, Chicago, 17.
Pitching (5 Decisions)
ittue, Oakland, 6-1, .857; Ryan,
California, 5-1, .833; Champion, Mil.
ivaukee, 4-1, .800; Palmer, Baltimore,
42, .667; Busby, Kansas City, 4-2,
.6t7; Jenkins, Texas, 4-2, .667; Hass-
ler, California, 3-2, .600; Fitzmorris,
Kansas City, 3-2, .600.

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Player Club G AB R
Lacy LA 16 s0 82
Morgan Cin 28 95 201
Cash Phi 24 100 191
Cadrenal Chi 24 91 191
Boone Phi 23 75 62
Reitz StL 23 89 81
watson Htn 24 90 143
Parrish Mon 21 77 92
Garvey LA 29 126 18
Joshua SF 18 59 102
Home Runs
Cey, Los Angeles, 7; winfie
Diego,6t 10 Tied swith 5.
Runs Batted In
Bench, Cincinnati, 24; T.
Cincinnati, 23; Garvey, Los A
23; Madlock, Chicago, 21;
Los Angeles, 21.
Pitching (5 Decisions)
Messersmith, Los Angeles
1.000; Sutton, Los Angeles, 6-
Rau, Los Angeles, 4-1, .800;N
Atlanta, 5-2, .714; Underwood
adelphia, 3-2, .600; R. Jone
Diego, 3-2, .600; Barr, San
cisco, 3-2, .600; 5 Tied with-.

North- Saturday morning's round that
ourna- really did the Blue golfers in.
s uni- The result-a 400 plus score
verines for five men which plunged the
0th out Wolverines from sixth to tenth
place. That's where they stayed
for the rest of the day.
ament Those figures are even more
s con- dismaying when it is noted that
it was the NIGT was Michigan's only
home event of the year.
Nevertheless, Wolverine cap-
tain Tom McParlan shot a 75-
75-74-75 for a 299 and seventh
place in the individual stand-
ings. McParlan came into his
own last year in Big Ten com-
petition and the big blond is
H Pt. maintaining his consistent play.
21 .420 FOR SOME idea of how the
37 .389
38 .380 golfers stand in relation to the
33 .363 rest of the Big Ten, they fin-
27 .360 ished ahead of four of the nine
32 .360 schools which attended (Purdue
32 .356 didn't). But Indiana won the
27 .351 event with a 1506 total, Ohio
43 .341 State was the bridesmaid with
20 .339 a 1523, while Michigan managed
a 1567.
Two days later at Kalamazoo
Id, San in the Bronco Tournament,
Michigan brought up the rear in
a field of nine with a 1566. The
event was composed mostly of
Perez, other Michigan colleges and the
.ngeles, golfers performance there bodes
wynn, poorly for any success in Mich-
igan's remaining tournaments.
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streak
BUT, McPARLAN was steady
again. He shot his best scores
of the season and carded a pair
of 73's.
So, in today's Spartan Invi-
tational, even if the team
doesn't do well look for McPar-
lan. And if the team starts get-
ting it together with the warmer
weather and improving course
conditions, the Big Ten's on May
16 and 17, and the NCAA's held
later in June may well rewrite
the present "course" of golf at
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