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May 29, 1976 - Image 11

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Saturday, May 29, 197E


Page Eleven

Owchinko blanks Michigan

YPSILANTI - Eastern Mich-
igan's powerful lefthander Bob
Owchinko frustrated Big Ten
champion Michigan yesterday
with a splendid two-hitter as the
Hurons blanked the Wolverines
6-0 in the first round of the
NCAA Mideast Regional.
Michigan was helpless against
Owchinko, whose fast balls and
curves sailed and swooped like
barn swallows. He allowed only
an infield single in the third

and a leadoff double in the
Amazingly, the ninth-inning
double by Jim Berra was the
first ball the Wolverines hit out
of the infield. Owchinko prompt-
ly returned to form, however,
setting the last three batters
down in order to preserve his
shutout and his team-leading
11th victory.
Eastern plays Illinois State
-v{.tor over Southern Illinois
yesterday, 5-2 - today at 1

p.m. Losers Michigan and
Southern Illinois meet at 10
a.m. today in the double-elim-
ination tournament.
The winner of the morning
game will play the loser of the
afternoon game at 4 p.m. today.
Designated hitted Ted Dasen
provided the offensive power
for Eastern by knocking home
three runs with a solo home run
and a bases-loaded double. But
Owchinko was the star.
"He's been coming on tough

the last three times out," said
Huron coach Ron Oestrike. "He
was real consistent out there.
When he throws strikes he's
Owchinko walked only two,
allowed only four baserunners,
and pitched to only 30 hitters-
three over the minimum.
"I had a live fastball," said
Owchinko. "The ball was
jumping off at the end-that's
why they were hitting so
many fouls to the opposite
Besides ground-outs and eight
strike-outs, Michigan had five
pop-outs, four of them in foul
territory. Berra's line double
over the centerfielder's head
was the first fair ball beyond
the skin of infield.
"I had good breaking stuff,
too," said Owchinko, who was
battered around a bit when he
faced Michigan last week in
"I think that was a point in
my favor," he said. "They
might have thought they could
hit the hell out of me. It was
good to pitch a nine-inning
game (vs. Detroit) four days
Eastern scored three times
before Michigan got a base-
runner. Dasen, Eastern's sec-
ond hitter, belted his wind-
aided, opposite-field homer in
the first inning off starter and
loser Lary Sorensen.
In the second, Glenn Ambrose
grounded a double down the left
field line and slid home when
Thom Boutin bounced a single

through the right side. Boutin
went to second on the throw
home and made third on a
ground-out to short.
Bob Vizthum followed with a
grounder to first-baseman Bob
Wasilewski, who bobbled the
ball while Boutin scored. Soren-
sen got Brian Petroff to fly out,
and thereafter let only one
Huron reach base until the
Eastern added three more
runs in the eighth on a single,
a hit batsman, a walk and
Dasen's slicing double off the
left field fence. Sorensen gave
up only five hits and struck out
four in his third straight loss.
Michigan's first hit was also
by Berra-a curve ball which he
topped down the third base line.
Petroff bobbled the ball, but
there was no chance of catching
Until Berra's double in the
ninth, that scratch hit was all
that stood between Owchinko
and a no-hitter.
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Doily Photo by STEVE KAGAN
MICIBGAN first baseman Bob Wasilewski (number 2) takes a futile pick-off throw from losing
pitcher Larry Sorenson. The Hurons dominated the diamond with nine base runners in the 6-0
whitewash of the Wolverines. The Blue managed only four base runners in the first game of the
NCAA Mideast Regional Playoffs.


Logarhythm, the exponent of that record
to which a fixed number of people must
be raised in order to produce dancing
at the Jackson Road Logging Company.
Ann Arbor's wildest and woodiest disco.
Grab your axe. Your saw. And a lumber-
jack or jill and get your stumps on out
here. Cut some z's. Or devour some vittles.
But don't be bored. Tread the boards at the
Jackson Road Logging Company.
800 Jackson Road

With vacation time fast approaching,
many of you will no doubt be traveling
to Mexico. Some of you might even be
coming back. Here are some helpful
1. A man on a burro always has the
right of way, unless he appears to be
a weakling.
2. In local cantinas, pouring a shot of
Cuervo down a man's collar is not
thought to be humorous.
3. Falling onto a cactus, even an
actual Cuervo cactus, can be
a sticky proposition.
4. It is tough to find hamburger
rolls in the smaller towns; it's
best to bring your own.

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