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Special to the Daily
CHAMPAIGN-Kenney Gymnasium
on the Illinois campus must have been
built by the same person who created
the University's Natural Science
Building. Both buildings breed con-
fusion, with their winding maze of tun-
nels, and the dungeon-like feeling of the
rickety old stairwells.
And no one here arrived by the same
door. That is, everyone has a different
view of this weekend's women's
regional gymnastics competition.
"COMING INTO this regional, 16
teams had an average score between
134 and 135," said Eastern Michigan
coach Al David, "so anybody could
But top-seeded Southern Illinois'
coach Herb Vogel doesn't agree.
"One point is women's gymnastics is
the difference between heaven and
hell," said Vogel. "If you do poorly at
the beginning, there are just not enough
events to catch up.
"WE HAVE THE top seed and our
qualifying score is six points better
than second-seeded Michigan State,"
he added.

"The meet will come down to Southern
Illinois, maybe Illinois, and of course
us," said Michigan State's Bonnie Ellis,
who won the state all-around cham-
pionship in February.
But Michigan sophomore Lisa Uttal
took up her team's case. "We definitely
have the potential to place in the top
two. We've beaten three of the four
teams ahead of us. If we hit we could,
surprise Michigan State."
OHIO STATE coach Larry Cox said
Donna Silber-his junior standout-will
capture the all-around for the third
straight year. His prediction:
"Southern Illinois and Michigan State
will definitely be in the top three."
The seeding of teams pleased
Michigan coach Sheri Hyatt, as her
team was seeded fifth. The first
session-usually judged the har-
dest-contains Wisconsin, Indiana,
Chicago Circle and Eastern Michigan.
The Wolverines compete in the second
session with Bowling Green and Kent
Southern Illinois, Michigan State,
Illinois, and Ohio State all compete in
the final session which is always judged
a little more leniently.

JUDGING HAS become a worry for
the top-seeded teams in this regional ,
because second and third place scores
determine who receives the 11 wild-
card bids to the national championsips,
in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
"The judging in this region is
ridiculous," said Ohio State coach Cox.
"In comparison to the other regions this
judging is much tougher."
The concern about the judging has
been a season-long ordeal for Michigan
coach Hyatt. And Vogel, the coach of
Southern Illinois, feels stingy scoring
this weekend could fatally wound any
wild-card teams from this region. "If
our second and third place teams get
wild-card bids, their scores will
probably be so low that they are placed
in the very first session of the meet."
VOGEL EXPLAINED the disadvan-
tages of the first session, "No judge will
ever give high scores to the first sessionO
and not leave room for higher scores to
later gymnasts. If you are in the first
session, you're dead."
All the coaches are worrying about
the judging and this provides extra in-
centive to be the teams that comes out
on top for the automatic bid to the

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Bird's wit
LAKELAND, Fla. (UPI)-Mark Fidrych,r
four runs and five hits in 21/3 innings, confes
ther arm troubles yesterday while the Ph
Phillies were hanging a 10-4 loss on the Detroit
Pitching Coach Roger Craig removed the s
right-hander after he threw his 44th pitch. H
losing pitcher.
It was the third consecutive weak perfor
Fidrych, whose spring earned run average isI
10.00, in his bid to come back from 21/2 seas
Fidrych responded "heh" when Craig aske
having arm problems again. The pitcher rep
clubhouse the top of his triceps muscle, unde
toward the back part of his armpit, felt tight a
ted him from getting loose.
"I've felt it when I've been throwing on the
too," Fidrych confessed. "I felt it when Is
today but I didn't think anything of it becau
away before.
"But today it was like it was saying to me, '
right here. I'm not moving,"'.he said. "It wa
And it kept getting more stiff-and I don'ti
because it was real warm out there."
Assistant trainer Pio DiSalvo said his exa
determined "a problem in the triceps muscl
he couldn't say exactly what it is. He said i
merely a strain but Fidrych would be sent t
today for further examination.
Fidrych insisted the problem was new, noi
his previous miseries, but when pressed by
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In the same game, the Phillies' Larry Christenson,
who suffered three disabling injuries last yea'r, had to be
carried off on a stretcher in the third inning when a line
drive off the bat of Jason Thompson caught him behind
the left knee. X-rays showed only a bad bruise, and
Christenson returned to the team.
Keith Moreland drove in. three runs for the Phillies
with three hits, including a solo homer.
Elsewhere, Ken Henderson drove in six runs with a
grand slam home and a double as the Chicago Cubs out-
slugged the Milwaukee Brewers 10-8. Larry Herndon hit
two homers and a double to lead the San Francisco Gian-
ts over the Oakland A's 8-2.
Cdnsecutive home runs by Al Oliver and Buddy Bell
off Steve Stone keyed a six-run fifth inning that powered
the.Texas Rangers past the Baltimore Orioles 11-6. Steve
Braun drew a bases-loaded walk from Gene Pentz in the
bottom of the ninth inning to give the Kansas City Royals
a 12-11 decision over Pittsburgh despite a nine-run fourth
inning by the Pirates.
Dave Bergman led a 12-hit Houston attack with two
doubles and a single as the Astros broke a five-game
losing streak by edging the.Cincinnati Reds 65. Wayne
Nordhagep collected two doubles and a single to help the
Chicago White Sox riip the Boston Red Sox 3-2.
Brian Asselstine homered and tripled as the Atlanta
Braves trimmed.the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 and Jim
Anderson singled home the winning run in the bottom of
the ninth after Jerry Narron's two-out game-tying
double, giving the Seattle Mariners a 6-5 triumph over
the California Angels.

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fans; die-hard, rough-and-ready
followers of Michigan and professional
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Murray Eaveswas named to th4
Western College All-american team:
Monday. It was incorrectly reported in:
yesterday's Daily that the team was:
selected by NCAA officials and spor-
tswriters. The team was actually selec-.
ted by the college coaches.
The Western team is chosen from the:
Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
and Western Collegiate Hockey-
Association teams. The Eastern Coast-
Athletic Conference has its own All-:
American team which is also elected b
the coaches.
These are the members of the;
Western Hockey All-American team:
Roy Schultz (Wisconsin), Howard
Walker (North Dakota), Dave Feam-
ster (Colorado College), Theran Welsh
(Wisconsin), MURRAY EAVES
(MICHIGAN), Mark Taylor (North
Dakota), Tim Harrer (Minnesota),
Greg Meredith (Notre Dame).
The Eastern Coast Athletic Con*
ference All-American team reads as
follows: Mark Holden- (Brown), Louis
Cote (Vermont), Andre Aubut (Maine);
Ross Brownridge (Dartmouth), Craig
Homola (Vermont), Bill Army (Boston

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