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Wednesday, Moy 12, 1976

THE MICHIGAN 6AILY

Page Eleven

Wolverines sweep Falcons

By MARK WHITNEY
Bill Haslerig smashed a two-
run triple and scored on a Dan
Damiani bunt to lead the Wol-
verines to a come-from-behind
6-4 victory in the second game
of yesterday's doubleheader and
a sweep of Bowling Green.
Haslerig's heroics were part
of a four-run explosion in the
sixth inning which lifted Mich-
igan from a 4-2 deficit. Mich-
igan held on to take the first
game, 4-3.
In the first contest, the Wol-
verines took command right
from the first inning. Rick
Leach doubled to center field,
driving in Dave Chapman and
Dick Walterhouse. Haslerig
then hit to left-center field and
Leach scored. Don Chapman
drove in the final Michigan
run in the fourth inning. The
Falcons threatened only once,
in the sixth inning, when short-
stop Jim Selgo hit a three-
run homer.
The night-cap proved much
more exciting as Bowling Green
took a 1-0 lead in the second in-
ning and stretched it to 4-2 be-
fore Haslerig's sixth inning per-
formance. When Haslerig dashed
home on his go-ahead score, the
throw beat him by eight. or ten
feet and it looked like an easy
out.
Haslerig flew into catcher
Mike Walroth. The ball was
knocked from Walroth's glove,
so Haslerig was safe. When the
dust cleared, however, Walroth
was sprawled unconscious over
home plate.
The game was held up as
Bowling Green coaches tried
to revive Walroth, who was
eventually carried off on a
stretcher. Later word was that
he was coming around well
and didn't appear to be ser-
iously injured.
The two wins stretch the Wol-
verines' winning streak to five
games, their longest of the sea-
son.
Craig McGinnis went the dis-
tance for Michigan in the first
contest, and the win brings his

record to 3-4. He allowed six
hits and struck ou four. He
was very sharp in the early go-
ing, striking out three in the
first three innings. He walked
only two batters the entire
game, hit grew tired and ga e
up three hits in the fourth in-
ning, and three more in the
sixth, incl-iding Selgo's homer.
Michigan collected 12 hits,
with six players getting at least
one. Catcher Jim Capoferi had
three hits in three at-bats.
Dan Chapel relieved Tom
Owens at pitcher in the fourth
inning of the second contest,
and was credited with the win,
which evens his record at 1-1.
Owens seemed to have re-
gained control with the Fal-
cons ahead 1-0, striking out
two in the third inning and
two more in the fourth. But
then Walroth drove in Selgo
on a single to left field.
Michigan outfielder M a r t
Grenkoski made a diving at-
tempt, and for a moment it ap-
peared he had miraculously
caught the ball right at ground
level. Be had it in his glove
when he got up, but the referee
said it hit the ground, and the
score was 2-1.
Bowling Green picked up an-
other run in the fifth when
designated hitter Larry Owen
homered over the left field wall.
Chapel pitchedthis way out of a
hind later in the inning, strik-
ing out Walroth with the bases
loaded and two outs.
The Wolverines closed the
gap to one when Chapman sin-
gled, scoring Capoferi from
second base. The Falcons add-
ed one more run in the top of
the sixth, before Haslerig led
the scoring blitz in the bottom"
of the innine to clinch the
game for Michigan.
Haslerig was sent in by Coach
Moby Benedict to pinch-hit for
first baseman Greg Lane after
Rick Leach walked and Bob
Wasilewski s in g I e d. Haslerig
smashed a triple to the center-
field fence, scoring Leach and
Wasilewski. This set up the
squeeze play that put Michigan
ahead

Daily Photo by SCOTT ECCKER
WOLVERINE SHORTSTOP Jim Berra gets caught in a rundown in the second inning of yester-
day's doubleheader. Berra had advanced to third but was caught off base when Mark Grenkoski
hit a grounded to the pitcher.
R oie racer craShes at Indy;
Golden St. battles Suns tonight

By The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS-Rookie race
car driver Eddie Miller suffered
a broken neck and fractured two
vertebrae yesterday d u r i n g
practice for the Indianapolis 500
when his car spun into a drain-
age ditch and vaulted through
the air almost into a spectator
stand.
Miller, 31, of Lakewood,
Colo., was rushed to Methodist
Hospital, where attending phy-
sician, Dr. Stephen Oldey,
said: "He's very lucky. Con-
sidering what happened to
him, he's in excellent condi-
tion."
Miller was placed in intensive
care, but Oldey said there was
no evidence of paralysis associ-
ated with his neck injury. He
also suffered minor abrasions,
doctors said.
Miller, who began taking the
final phase of his rookie test as
soon as history-making rookie
Janet Guthrie had finished the
first half of her test, was con-
scious and talking after the ter-
rifying crash.
Before the Miller crash, Miss
Guthrie overcame the first ob-
stacle between her and a place
in the 500 field when she com-
pleted the first phase of her
rookie test.
The 38-year-old New Yorker,
the first woman ever entered at
Indy, successfully negotiated the
2%-mile track 20 times at a
prescribed speed of about 160
miles per hour.
Time ran out before she was
able to start the second phase-
20 more laps at a minimum

speed of 165 m.p.h. Her test
will resume Wednesday, weather
permitting, track officials said.
Warriors set
OAKLAND - Things could be
worse for the Golden State War-
riors - and will be unless they
break out of their puzzling year-
old pattern and beat the Phoenix
Stos at home tonight.
"The tougest situation we
ever faced was last year when
we were behind the Chicago
Bulls 3-2 and had to beat them
on their home court to even
the series," recalled Jamaal
Wilkes, the Warriors' young
forward.
Phoenix, a 133-129 winner in a
double overtime game on its
home court Sunday, is even
with the Warriors through four
games of their 1976 Western
Conference title series. The
sixth game will be in Phoenix
Friday night and the seventh, if
necessary, in Oakland on Sun-
day.
Hawks hire
ATLANTA - Hubie Brown,
who resigned earlier in the day
as coach of the Kentucky
Colonels, accepted the challenge
yesterday of rebuilding the
downtrodden Atlanta Hawks of
the National Basketball Asso-
ciation.
Brown, who directed the
Colonels to the American Bas-
ketball Association champion-
ship last season and reached
the playoff semifinals this

year, takes over a team that
finished last in the NBA's
Central Division and won only
one of its final 18 games,
while losing a club record 16
straight games.
Ie replaces Cotton Fitzsim-
mons, who was fired by the
Hawks with only seven games
remaining in the 29-53 season.
Assistant Coach Gene Tormoh-
len handled the Hawks in the
final seven games as interim
coach.

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