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Page Twelve THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, June 17, 1976

Arizona blasts Eastern, 11-6

Five-run outburst in
eighth sinks Hurons

From Wire Service Reports
OMAHA - Arizona's S t e v e
Powers let fly a home-run in
the eighth inning to start a five-
run explosion by Arizona and
defeat the Eastern Michigan
Hurons 11-6 in the fourth round
of College World Series here
last night.
In the course of the scoring
binge, ten men went to the
plate against the Hurons as
Arizona broke a 6-6 tie. Until
that point, the contest was a
furio-s see-saw battle of hitting,
with batters from both squads
slugging just about everything
in sight.
Neither squad looked as im-
pressive as in previous match-
es in the tournament. EMU
had upset top-ranked Arizona
State Tuesday night, and was
the only undefeated team in
the Series until last night.
Arizona made it into last night
with only one loss.
The finals shape up to be a
tough battle between either
Arizona or Arizona State, and
Eastern. All three now have one
loss apiece, with EMU being
the last one to lose. This gives
the Hurons the bye into the
final game. The cross-state ri-
vals will battle it out tomorrow
night to determine who goes to

the championship match.
Earlier Tom Van Der Meerche
spaced five hits and Arizona
State collected 15 hits to stay
alive in the College World
Series with a 7-0 victory over
B a s e b a lt Commisisoner
Bowie Kuhn last night held
up Oakland's sales of Vida
Blue to the New York Yan-
kees and Rollie Fingers and
Joe Rudi to the Boston Red
Sox, pending today's hearing
-and the New York Times
disclosed that the three play-
ers are still officially on the
A's roster (See Page 11).
Arizona State, 65-9, remained
alive for a possible fourth
NCAA crown with a hitting as-
sault that included two runs
batted in each by Brand Hum-
phry and Gary Allenson.
Van Der Meerche, a sopho-
more, w i n n i n g his fifth
straight game, didn't allow a
runner past second base until
the ninth inning. He struck
out seven in running his rec-
ord to 7-4.
With one out in the first in-
ning, Arizona State put together
three consecutive singles anda
sacrifice fly to take a 2-0 lead.
The Sun Devils added two
runs in the third with two sin-
gles and an infield out. Arizona
State added three runs in the
fifth capped hy Allenson's tw-
run douhle.

MIKE COLBERN of Arizona State grimaces as he slides into Maine second baseman Brian
Butterfield during last night's fourth round NCA A College World Series game. The Devils shut
out Maine, 7-0. In other action, previously unbeaten Eastern Michigan lost to Arizona, 11-6.

Bengal burst sinks Royals

ily The Associated Press
DETROIT-Alex Johnson sin-
gled home the tying run with
two out and scored the winner
on a base hit by Mickey Stanley
as the Detroit Tigers rallied for
two runs in the ninth inning to
beat the Kansas City Royals 4-3
last night.
Dan Meyer opened the Tiger
rally with an infield single off
Mark Littell, then took second
on a long fly ball by Rusty
Staub. After Jason Thompson
struck out, Marty Pattin, 1-7,
was brought in to face Johnson
and was promptly greeted by a
sharp single to tie the game at

Johnson stole secon
after an intentional w
Aurelio Rodriguez,4
pinch hit his game-v
single to right.
Fidrych pitched a fiv
walking only two and gi
distance for the sixth
six starts. His record is
Solo homers by rookie
son in the second and
gave the Tigers a 2-1 lI
the Royals tied it in t1
as Nelson singled, stole
took third on a fly out
and scored as Brett g

d and Howe now?
talk to
Stanley NEW YORK - The Los An-
winning geles Dodgers scored four runs
in the seventh inning on a two-
run single by Bill Russell and
c-hitter, a two-run double by Ted Size-
ing the more to hand New York a 4-1
time in defeat last night that ended the
now 51. Mets' four-game winning streak,
Thomp- Jerry Koosman, 6-5, blanked
fourth the Dodgers on a pair of singles
ead, but over first six innings but was
he sixth unable to retire a batter in the
second, seventh and was tagged with
by Otis his fourth consecutive loss.
A bunt single by Steve Garvey
got the Dodgers started in the
seventh. Singles hy Ron Cey
and Dusty Baker loaded the
hoses before Russell singled to .
s'uaos give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. AP
Skip Lockwood relieved and MARK "THE BIRD" FIDRYCH (left) was all smil
Pct. Gn struck out Steve Yeager but night after old pro Mickey Stanley (right) bounced a
.702 - was clipped for a two-run dou- winning single through the right side to give the rookie
.576 7 ble by Sizemore. his fifth win, 4-3.
.450 14'
.5 14:..426 16
.370 18!
.629 -- College All-American nine
.581 3
.550 5
.460 103 "
.365 16!%pc e o c e

Major League Standings

W L Pet. GB
New York 3:1 22 .600 -
Cleveland 28 28 .500 5//
Boston 26 28 .481 6
Baltimore 26 31 .456 8
DETROIT 25 31 .446 8 >
Milwaukee 22 30 423 91.
Kansas City 3t 20 .655 -
Texas 33 22 .600 3Y'.
Chicago 27 28 .491 9''"
Oakland 28 31 .475 10
Minnesota 27 30 .474 10,
California 25 27 .403 15
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 4, Kansas City 3
BalNimore 10. Chicago 2
NewVek 0,.Minnesota 4
Cleveand9, Texas 4
Milwaukee at California, n
Boston atTOakland, a
"f American League
New York (Holtzman 5-4) at Chi-
eats (Vuekoviels 4-2), 0 p.M.
DETROIT (Ruhle 5-2) at Minne-
sota (Goltz 6-3), 0 p.m.
Baltimore (Grimsley 1-4) at Texas
(Bt-lets 6-2), 9:05 p.m.
Milwaukee (Slaton 8-3) at Cali-
fornia (Ross 3-8), 10:30 p.m.
Rasttan (Pale 2-4) at Oakiand
" (Mitchell 2-3), 11 p.m.
Only games scheduled


New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles
San Diego
San Francisco




es last

Yesterday's Result-

Chicago 5, Cincinnati 3, 7 inn., rain
San Diego 6, Montreal 2
Philadelphia 6 San Francisco I
Los Angeles 4, New York 1
St. Louis 4. Atlanta 3
Pittsburgh 6, Houston 3
National League
San Frantisco (Il'Acilista 0-3) at
Philadelphia (Christenson7-3), 7:35
Los Angeles (Sutton 6-6) at New
York (Swan 3-6), 8:05 p.m.
Only games scheduled

OMAHA, Neb.-Arizona State baseball stand-
outs Floyd Bannister and Ken Landreaux yes-
terday led the NCAA Division I All-American
Baseball Team selected by the American Asso-
ciation of College Baseball Coaches.
Pitcher Bannister, 19-1 on the season, and cen-
terfield Landreaux joined leftfielder Dave Steg-
man of Arizona as the three players on College
World Series teams making the all-star berth.
The infield included first baseman Rick Honney-
cutt of Tennessee, second baseman Greg Vogel

of Penn State, shortstop Paul Molitor of Minne-
sota, and third baseman Guillermo Bonilla of
Florida State.
Central Michigan's John Northrup joined Steg-
man and Landreaux in the outfield, while Rich-
ard Wortham of Texas was the second hurler
Wyoming's Bill Ewing was chosen designated
hitter, while Houston's Jerry Willeford was the
Overall, the All-Americans accounted for 85
home runs and had a batting average of .405.

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