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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, March 26, 1981

SHEA, DIEMER RUNNING ON TOP

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Tracksters move outside

By SARAH SHERBER
How does a track team compliment a
championship season? According to
Michigan coach Jack Harvey, whose
spring track squad went on to win the
Big Ten title last year by an over-
whelming margin, it's going to be hard.
"I don't think there is any way we can
do as well this year as we did last
year," said Harvey, whose tracksters
open their season this weekend when,
they travel to Baton Rouge to compete
in the LSU Invitational. "It will be the
same situation with Illinois and Indiana
being the ones to beat, with Illinois
being the favorite (to win the Big Ten
championship)."
HARVEY ALSO cited the loss of
several key runners as his major con-
cern for the upcoming season. Butch
Wolfolk, Marshall Parks and Vince
Bean are all engaged with spring foot-
ball practice and will be unable to com-

pete for the majority of the season.
Perhaps one of the greatest losses
from last spring's team will be the ab-
sence of two of the Wolverines' more
consistant performers, Tim Thomas
and Dan Heikkinen.
The graduation of Thomas, who made
his mark in the half mile, did not have
the adverse effects during winter track
that many thought it would: A major
reason was the excellent job Michael
Shea has done replacing Thomas, and
he shosuld continue to excell throughout
the spring season.
THE DETROIT NATIVE entered
Michigan after having an outstanding
high school career, which included
three All-State honors. However, his
first two years as a member of the
Wolverine squad were hampered with
medical problems, which included a
bout with mononucleosis last year.
This will be the first year that the
junior has been able to participate
without interruption. It is also the first
year he has not run in Thomas' shadow.
"(Thomas) is the reason why I
came here. I could have gone
elsewhere, out East. But, if you are a
good high school athlete everyone wan-
ts you to be a superstar in college," said
Shea.
FELLOW TRACKSTER Brian
Diemerncommented on Shea's new lead
position. "He's just running
phenomenal times, he's got a beautiful
stride, he'll fill in, no problem."

Diemer might not find it so simple to
fill in the footsteps he has been elected
to follow.
With Big Ten champion Dan
Heikkinen exhausted of his eligibility,
the task of compiling victories in the
10,0Q0 and 5,000 yard runs has been
handed to the sophomore.
DIEMER WILL BE the first to admit
that he will be unable to totally take
command of the opening position.
"(Heikkinen) ran in three races in the

Big Tens (championship) last year.
That would be awesome for me to try."
Shea had a higher opinion of the
sophomore, saying, "Whey the Big Ten
champion (Heikkinen) leaves, you ex-
pected the runner-up (Diemer) to take
his place. I've never seen Brian have a
bad race."
Both Shea and Diemer have just
finished with an impressive indoor
season. Diemer placed second during
the Big Ten Championship, finishing
right behind Heikinnen in the 3,000
meter run while Shea finished in the
third spot in the 800 meter race. The duo
also comprised half of the Wolverines'
distance medley team which placed
third in the NCAA meet at Detroit and
earned them All-American honors.
SHEA, DIEMER and the entire track
team face a grueling first month of the
season. After their meet in Baton
Rouge, the tracksters will travel to
Knoxville, Tennessee, to compete in the
Dogwood Relays.
Four of their first five meets pit the
Michigan runners against national
caliber runners. Harvey doesn't feel
that the competition will greatly affect
the performance of his team.
; We have. to go south to get good
weather. Michigan doesn'tthave very
good weather this time of the year,"
Harvey said.

Diemter
... tough act to follow,

-Sports Information photo
MIKE SHEA, shown here running in the 800-meter race, has his first chance
to run an entire year without an injury and without Tim Thomas over-
shadowing him.

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MIAMI, Fla. - Freshman right han-
der Bill Shuta yielded only three hits
and struck out six yesterday to earn his
first collegiate victory as the Michigan
baseball squad defeated Trenton State,
9-2. The victory upped the Wolverines'
record to 5-4.
The Michigan bats were anything but
silent as the Wolverine offense tabbed
the Trenton State hurlers for 11 hits.
Freshman catcher Rich Bair led the at-
tack, going three-for-four, and
knocking iri two runs aid stealing a
base. Greg Schulte, Gerry Hool and
Richard Stoll each' garnered two hits
for Michigan. Schulte added two RBIs
while Holol and Stoll each knocked in
one run.
The Wolverines will be back in action
today when they meet Bowling Green
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Gymnasts off to Nebraska
Despite the Michigan men's gym-
nastics team's disappointing 4-7 dual
meet record and fifth place finish in the
Big Ten tournament, four members of
the team have been rewarded for their'
efforts this season by being selected to
compete in the NCAA Gymnastics
Championships, April 2-4 in Lincoln,
Nebraska.
Team captain and three-time Big Ten'
rings champion, Darrell Yee, will lead
the small but talented group of
Wolverine gymnasts at the national
me.et. Yee, recently elected the team's
MVP by his teammates for his outstan-
ding ring performances, led the squad
with a score of 9.65.
THE OTHER THREE Michigan
gymnasts selected for the tournament
are John Rieckhoff, who will compete
on the pommel horse, Kevin McKee,
who will compete in the floor exercise
competition, and Marshall Garfield,
who will compete on the parallel bars.
As a team, the gymnasts did not
qualify for the tournament, as they
finished the season ranked 20th out of
the 59 Division I schools. Only ten
teams are selected to compete.
The teams that have been chosen for
the tournament are Big Ten Champion
Ohio State, Penn State, UCLA,
Oklahoma, Iowa State, Oregon, Arizona
State, California-Fullerton, and host
team Nebraska.
-LARRY MISKIN
Vanderlinden to Ball St.
Michigan assistant football coach
Ron Vanderlinden has left the
Wolverines coaching staff to take a
coaching job at $all State. Vanderlin-
den, an assistant defensive coach under
Bo Schembechler, will be the Car-
dinals' offensive line coach.
Vanderlinden coached at Michigan
for the last two years, following a one-
year stint at Bowling Green. While at-
tending Albion College, Vanderlinden
was a four-year starter on the football
team, in addition to playing on the
school's baseball team.. His play on the

gridiron as the team's center earned
him all-league honors.
Vanderlinden becomes the second
Michigan assistant coach to leave the
team this year. Tim Davis gave up his
post as defensive line coach earlier this
year in order to pursue business in-
terests.
-RON POLLACK
Tiers 4, Pittsburgh 2
BRADENT)N, Fla. (AP) -Detroit's:
Tim Corcoran slammed a ninth-inning
home run yesterday, leading the Tigers
to a 4-2 exhibition victory over the Pit-
tsburgh Pirates in a game marred by a
bench-clearing free-for-all in the fourth
inning.
When the dust had cleared, Pirates'
Manager Chuck Tanner and pitcher
John Candelaria had been ejected from
the game, and Detroit Manager Sparky
Anderson had voluntarily pulled his
starter. Howard Bailey.

WITH THE PIRATES leading 1-0,
Candelaria, the Pittsburgh starter,
knocked down Detroit catcher John
Wockenfuss with a pitch in the fourth,
but there was no trouble.
On his first pitch in the bottom of the
inning, however, Bailey hit Pirates' fir-
st baseman Bill Robinson in the mouth
with a pitch and Robinson headed for
the mound.
Robinson, who suffered a cut lip, a
chipped tooth and a loose tooth, was
restrained by plate umpire John
Musherry.
BUT PITTSBURGH infielder Kurt
Bevacqua - who was not in the lineup
at the time .- ran out to the mound,
shouting at Bailey.
"He said, 'Are you crazy, hitting a
guy in the face?' "Bailey recalled. "I
told him I didn't mean to hit him. The
pitch got away."
Then, Detroit third baseman Tom

Brookens ran up and shouted
something and Bevacqua took a roun-
dhouse swing that missed. Both ben-
ches erupted.
"I TOLD HIM to get the hell out of
there, that nobody meant to hit
anybody, and besides, it was none of his
(Bevacqua's) business," Brookens
said. "Then he swung and the fight was
on."
Meanwhile, Tigers' relief pitcher
Jerry Ujdur tussled with Pirates' in-
fielder Phil Garner, and Brookens later
fought with Tom Foli.
Bailey was wrestled to the ground by
several Pierates, while Anderson
walked off with Bevacqua, lecturing
and wagging his finger.
ORDER WAS restored after 7 or 8
minutes.
"Bevacqua told me tempers get 6ut
of hand," Brookens said. "So, it's all
forgotten."

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MSA Allocation Deadlines
Attention recognized student organizations:
Allocations of MSA funds to beneficial student projects will be
voted on-by MSA on April 14th. In order to be considered for
the April allocations, funding request forms must be turned in-
to the MSA office by 5:00 on Friday, March 27. This will be
MSA's final allocation ,of the school year, and summer
allocations will be limited, so act now if money is needed for
projects during April or during the summer.
NOTE: Ali groups requesting MSA funds are required to attend a
budget priorities workshop sponsored by SOAP (Student Organization
Activities and Programming). These workshops will take place on
Wednesday, March 25 and Thursday, March 23, from 4:00 to 5:30 in con-
ference Room 5 of the Union.
For more information, cali the
Michigon Student Assembly (763-3241 ).
The Writers-In-Residence Program
At The Residential College.
Presents A Reading By
A NDROI 'CODRESCU
Poet: Author of The History of the Growth of Heaven
and Diapers On The Snow
TUESDAY, MARCH 31-8 PM
BENZINGER LIBRARY-First Floor East Quad
(East University Between Hill and Willard)
A Reception Will Follow
The Public Is Cordially Invited

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AP Photo
A great day for a baligame turned into a bench-clearing altercation yesterday during the Pittsburgh Pirates exhibition
game with the Tigers. The scuffle started after Pirate's Bill Robinson was hit in the mouth by a pitched ball thrown by
Detroit's Howard Bailey..
Scores

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NBA
Washington 105, New York 82
Boston 111, New Jersey 105
Philadelphia 114, Detroit 75
NHL
Pittsburgh 5, Toronto 2
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FACTORY

Edmonton7, Hartford 2
Quebec 4. Calgary 2
Exhibition Baseball
Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 0
Boston 8, Montreal 4
Cincinnati 3, Baltimore 2
Minnesota 5, New York Mets 3
Milwaukee 1, Oakland 0
Chicago White Sox 10, Toronto 7
Clevelandt14.Seattle 5
Chicago Cubs 6, San Diego 5
St. Louis 3. New York Yankees 1

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