SLOW START FOR YOUNG TEAM:
Blue base ballers back
By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
Although the ground is still blanketed with snow
and the temperature lately has been anything but
warm, Michigan baseball has nevertheless begun.
The Wolverines, under first year coach Bud
Middaugh, have just returned from their annual
spring trip to Lakeland, Florida, where they
accumulated a 6-7 record.
"ANY TIME YOU come back from a trip where
you lost more games than you won, I don't really
think it can be called a good trip," said Middaugh.
"But I feel that we've come back as a better team
than when we left."
One of the main objectives of the trip was to give
everyone a chance to play and see how well they
perform, according to Middaugh. The lineup that
Michigan used most frequently featured freshmen
and sophomores starting at five out of the nine
Jeff Jacobson, a freshman from Glenview,
Illinois, started for the Wolverines at second base,
while Anthony Evans from Franklin, Ohio, and
Garry Gawrch, from Great Falls, Virginia, also
freshmen, shared the duty at shortstop and third
base. Three freshmen pitchers, Vince Elam, Scott
Dawson, and Steve Ontiveros also saw a lot of
THE TWO SOPHOMORES who started are Tom
Fredal in leftfield and Jim Paciorek in right.
Paciorek, one of last year's steadiest hitters, was
moved to the outfield from the third base position
that he held last year.
The rest of the lineup had juniors Tim Miller at
first base, Gerald Hool behind the plate, Greg
Shulte and senior Charles Wagner sharing the
duty in centerfield and Mark Clinton on the
mound. Alternating between shortstop and third
base for the Wolverines was last year's top hittet,
"GEORGE HAD A real good trip," said
Middaugh. "He's just an outstanding player and
an outstanding person."
So with the warm weather and palm trees
behind them now, the Michigan nine are looking
forward to the start of the regular season, which
starts March 29 with a home game against Grand
Valley. Providing the snow disappears, that is.
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By 1.J. SCHNEIDEK
It is not unco mon for a coach to be
optimistic at the start of the season.
Before competition begins, most
coaches have high expectations for
their teams. Michigan golf coach Tom
Simon is no exception.
"They're a good group," said Simon.
"There's no telling what.they can do."
f his words lack any enthusiasm about
1he upcoming season, the persistent
smile on his face certainly doesn't.
Simion's eager attitude is based
primarily on the performance of his
l inksters last week. Originally, the team
had .intended to hold practice in
Atlanta. But after an unexpected snow
storm snarled their plans, they settled
for Jekyll Island,,Georgia.
-The results of the rounds played last
gie were used to determine
ichigan's contingency for the Cape
Coral Invitational, to be held March 26-
29 in Cape Coral, Florida.
Among the qualifiers for the
linksters' first tournament of the
season are three newcomers to the
Michigan squad. John Morse, the 1978
Michigan State Amateur champion,
turned in the lowest score with 294 for 72
Ed Humenik (302) and Mark DeWitt
(307) also shot well enough to be
considered as starters for the new
season. Returning from last year's
team are Steve Maddalena, Dave
Fardig and captain Tom Pursel.
While Cape Coral represents the first
tournament of theBlue golfers' season,
this is not necessarily the case for their
prospective competition. Simon
expects the field to be dominated by
teams from southern schools, who can
practice in the sun all winter while
Michigans courses are blanketed with
snow and ice. But the seemingly unfair
odds facing his team do not appear to
"They're gooagolfers," said Simon.
"They're as solid a group as I've seen
come out of Michigan in the last few
years." And as he spoke of his squad,
the smile never left his face.
For students presently living in the residence
halls who wish to return to the residence
halls for the academic year 1980-81.
TUESDAY, March 11 - 1:30 p.m.
SIGNING OF LEASES
TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
MARCH 11-MARCH 16
Questions should be directed to your respective
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Student Activities Building, 763-3164.
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