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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, April 6, 1980-Page 9
Iowa win saves trip

Blue nine sweep

The sun shone on the Michigan baseball team in
nore ways than one yesterday. While the patrons at
Fisher Stadium were enjoying the breezy 60-degree
day, Wolverine hurlers Mark Clinton and Steve On-
tiveros were busy shutting out the visiting Wayne
State Tartars.
Clinton gave up only six hitswhile fanning nine
Tartar batters leading his team to a 9-0 mauling in
the first game of the doubleheader. In the second con-
test, frosh Ontiveros gave up a mere three hits as
Michigan slid by the visitors, 1-0.
The opening game started out as a pitching duel
*between, Clinton and Wayne State's Mark Baker.
Neither hurler allowed a hit in the first two innings.
Then, in the top of the third, Steve Arthur got Wayne
State moving with a single to left, recording the first
hit of the day. Dave Thurman kept the Tartars going
with a single to center, but the inning ended when Ar-
thur tried to score on the hit and was tagged out at the
plate on a picture-perfect throw by Michigan center-
fielder Greg Shulte.
In their part of the third, the Wolverines exploded.
Jeff Jacobson started things off with a walk, and then
advanced to third on a perfectly executed hit-and-run
Oplay by Shulte. What followed was the wildest play of
the day. Fred Erdmann of the Wolverines bunted to
Baker on the mound, and Jacobson scored when
Baker threw to first to get Erdmann.
Unfortunately for the Tartars, however, the throw
was too late and Erdmann was safe. By this time,
Shulte was on his way to third, and ,he scored when
the throw to get him missed its mark and went
crashing into the fence, giving Erdmann the oppor-

tunity to advance to second. Hot-hitting shortstop
George Foussaines followed with a single to left,
scoring Erdmann.

number of.runs scored in the inning to five.
Clinton responded to his teammates' onslaught by
retiring the next three Tartar batsmen he faced, all
by strike-outs.
Michigan got insurance runs in the fourth, when
Tony Evans stole home on a passed ball, and in the
fifth, when Foussaines led off with a walk,. took
second on a missed pick-off attempt, and then tallied
on a Hool double after rightfielder Jim Paciorek had'
laced a single to left. Paciorek and Randy Wroten,
sent in to pinch run for Hool, then scored on an error
by Wayne State's, first baseman, capping the
Wolverine scoring.
In the second game of the twinbill, the hard-
throwing Ontiveros set down the first six men he
faced, before giving up a single to Arthur. Michigan
collected the lone run of the game in the first inning,
when Shulte walked, advanced to second on a nice
bunt by Erdmann, moved to third on a wild pitch by
Tartar hurler Tim Duffy, and then scored on a
sacrifice fly by Foussaines.
The contest became a pitchers' battle for the
remainder of the afternoon, however, as Duffy
allowed only four hits the rest of the day.
Middaugh was understandably pleased with his
squad's performance. "When you throw two shut-
outs, you can't really hope for anything better than
that,'' said the Wolverine skipper. "But we're going
to have to start hitting a little bit more consistently.
The thing that's kept us in the ball games so far has
been our pitching and our defense."
After blanking the Tartars in both games yester-
day, the Wolverines improved their season mark to
11-8, including four straight shut-outs.

for womeh
Special to the Daily
EVANSTON-The Michigan women's
tennis team salvaged its weekend road
trip by defeating Iowa yesterday, 6-3,
but the excitement came when the
Wolverine netters almost upset
Northwestern earlier in the day, only to
lose 5-4.
In the Northwestern meet, Michigan
had been beaten at the first three
singles positions (Kathy Karzen, Sue
Weber, and Ann Kercher), but was able
to tie the score with wins at fourth, fifth,
and sixth singles by..Robbie Risdon, Jill
Hertzman and Debbie Klein.
KARZEN AND RISDON took the first
doubles match, Ahile Kercher and
Hertzman were defeated at second
As fate would have it, with the score

tied four matches to four, the final,
match had" to be decided by a tie
breaker. Weber and Klein had a 4-2 lead
in the nine-point tiebreaker, but lost the
last three points and the match.
Coach Ollie Owens wasn't overly
disappointed with not upsetting
Northwestern, and the win over Iowa
was enough to prevent the trip from
becoming a complete disaster. Friday
tle women lost to Wisconsin and
Owens now has seen-the top teams in,
the Big Ten and still doesn't have a
good idea of where his team fits in.
"Wisconsin and Indiana are the top
teams and they are way above the rest.
We could be anywhere from third to


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... three hit shutout
Dan Sygar was sent in to run for Foussaines, but he
didn't have to do much more than trot home, as cat-
cher Gerry Hool took a Baker offering and blasted it
over the 375-ft. mark in left-center, bringing the total


Grote looks back,

rambles on

Second of a two-part series
What do Johnny Orr and Steve Grote
have in common?
For one thing, they both played in-
egral roles on the Michigan basketball
team from 1974 to 1977.
Orr was the coach. Grote was the
hustling sparkplug, defensive
specialist, and starting guard for
almost, every one of the 116 cage con-
tests Michigan played over those four
Grote explained his role: "There
came a point in every game where
something had to be done to make sure
we won the game. And I usually did it,
whatever it was.
"There always seemed to be the big
play and that's pretty much what I tried
to do - sometimes on defense. I was
always the defensive player.'
Yet Grote's contribution was not
limited merely to the "big play":
"When I played," he said "I always
thought the enthusiasm and hustle I
played with would carry over - and I
thought that was my big thing. If I was
playing hard, everybody else would
play hard."
At any rate, the Orr-Grote combo
must somehow have worked. The Blue
cagers went 92-24 during the blonde
guard's Michigan stint, won the Big Ten
championship three of his four years,
went to the NCAA final in 1976, and
achieved the number one ranking in
But besides the fact that both men
were a part of the same winning
Michigan hoop squads, what else do Orr
and Grote have in common?
As Grote sees it, two things. First was
their common propensity for proving
their critics wrong..
"I saw a correlation between him
(Orr) and myself," explained Grote,
"because when I came up here as a
freshman everybody was mad because
Johnny Davis went to Dayton and thbey
got stuck with me. All I had was three
scholarship offers and nobody thought I
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was any good. But when I came up here
they were bad-mouthing him (Orr)
"So I said, 'What the hell, we're just
going to turn this around'."
Grote, Orr, and the rest of the hoop-
sters did bring their critics around that
year, as they ended up 22-5 and

time getting motivated for the games.
"I think I experienced the same thing
Orr fell into," Grote continued. "He had
been at Michigan for 13 years, and had
pretty much reached the top of his
profession, and I think that some of the
enthusiasm was gone."
Grote believes that when one looks at
this decline in enthusiasm at Michigan,
Orr's age, and the money and benefits
offered him by Iowa State, "it's very
easy to see why Orr left."
But Grote believes his old assistant,
Bill Frieder, can adequately fill the
void left by Orr's departure.
"This is his (Frieder's) lifetime
dream," said Grote, "and you know
he's g6ing to work his butt off to prove
that he belongs. Hey, I have so much
confidence in him, I went down there
the other day and told hire} anything he
wanted me to do, just ask me."
Grote is used to doing things for the
basketball team. As the team's
graduate assistant for the past year, he
has performed a number of
miscellaneous services for the cagers.
However, Grote's "grad. ass't" days
are over. Next year, the Radio-TV
major will be devoting most of his time
to sales work back in his hometown of
It's not that he doesn't still like
basketball. Quite the contrary.
"I enjoy the game more than ever
now because I don't have to play 'd',"
he said with a smile. "I can shoot the
ball now, too."
Grote can occasionally be seen en-
joying the game down at the In-
tramural Sports Building (IMSB),
where he finds plenty of good com-
petition. He even manages to lose a
game or two when he doesn't play
enough 'd' or shoots too much. The 6-2
guard also finds time to play in tour-
naments and semi-pro leagues, as he
did last summer in California.

In addition, Grote will be "sticking to
announcing - it's getting better every
year." Besides providing a good deal of
extra cash and aiding his sales work by
providing "free advertising", Grote
simply enjoys his job as a 'color man'
for ON-TV's (subscription) basketball
"It's like not working," Grote said
with a twinkle in his eye, "because I'd
be sitting at home having a couple of
beers, watching the game and talking
about it with everybody in the room
anyway. I mean, once you stop playing,
all you can do is talk"about it, so you
might as well get paid for talking."
If Grote were paid for an the talking
he does, he'd be a billionaire by now.
The 222-yard 16th hole at the Cypress
Point Golf Course in California carries
over a cove of the Pacific Ocean.


...100% behind Frieder
defeated Indiana for the coveted con-
ference crown.
"It was a pleasure to see somebody
getting bad-mouthed come back and
turn it around to just have a great
year," Grote added.
Another characteristic the two
shared, in Grote's eyes, was a decline in
enthusiasm as the years-went by.
"I think any situation you're in, the
longer you're doing something, the less
enthusiasm you have for it. When I was
a freshman playing ball I played every
day at practice like it was a game. By
the time I was a senior, I had a hard



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