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SPORTS

Page 10

Wednesday, April 1, 1981

BLUE NINE S WEEPS HOME OPENER FROM GRAND VALLEY

Wolverines destroy

Lakers

12-2,

The Michigan Daily,
1O-

By JOHN KERR
Although the sky was blue, the sun
was shining, and the temperature was
in the 70's yesterday, it was anything
but a beautiful day for the Grand Valley
State baseball team.
The Lakers, plagued by poor defense
and weak pitching, just weren't of the
same. caliber as the Wolverines
dominated both ends of a doubleheader,
winning the first game after only 41% in-
nings on the "mercy" rule, 12-2, and the
second contest, 10-4, yesterday after-
noon at Fisher Field. The sweep raised
Michigan's record to 8-7, while Grand
Valley fell to 3-6.
THE WOLVERINES, as usual,
played an exciting brand of baseball in
both games. Michigan coach Bud Mid-
daugh had his squad running wild on
the basepaths, utilizing the hit and run
effectively, and executing perfect
suicide and sacrifice bunts.

"I was pleased with our execution,"
Middaugh said. "We had a couple of
real nice hit and run plays. I thought we
played well defensively also."
Michigan wasted no time in getting
on the board in both games. In the
opener, after Wolverine starter Mark
Clinton had retired the Lakers in the top
of the first, Michigan bombarded
Grand Valley with six runs in the bot-
tom of the stanza. The Wolverines had
only two hits in the inning, but Laker
hurler Greg Walter aided the cause by
issuing three free passes.
CENTERFIELDER GREG Schulte
led off the Michigan attack with a walk
and was advanced to second on Dave
Stober's sacrifice bunt. Schulte then
garnered one of his two stolen bases in
the game when he took third, and after
Walter walked Jim Paciorek to put men
on first and third, Michigan catcher
Gerry Hool scored both Schulte and
Paciorek by slapping Walter's first pit-
ch down the right field line for a double.
Tim Miller scored Hool with a base
hit and Chris Sabo walked to put
Wolverines on first and second. Lef-
tfielder Rich Stoll tapped an easy
grounder to second, but the throw to
get Sabo on the force out at second base
sailed over the Laker shortstop's head

into left field and when everything was
settled, Miller had scored, Sabo was on
third, and Stoll occupied second.
With Michigan holding a 4-0 advan-
tage, Middaugh flashed the suicide
squeeze sign to Wolverine batter Jeff
Jacobson. While Sabo charged in from
third on the pitch, Jacobson laid down a
perfect bunt and Sabo scored easily.
Walter fielded the ball and threw
Jacobson out, but much to the surprise
of Grand Valley first baseman Jim
Ryan, Stoll continued around third base
and headed toward the plate. Ryan's
throw was wild and Stoll slid in safely.
Michigan picked right up where it left,
off in the second inning by pushing five
runs across on four hits. Stober tripled
while Paciorek, Sabo, and Randy
Wroten, who replaced Stoll in the
second inning, all singled.
Grandy Valley got on the board in
the third inning when John Suida

singled with two outs and second
baseman Terry Smith followed him by
taking a mark Clinton pitch down the
left field line and over the 330 mark for
a two-run homer.
MICHIGAN answered the Laker runs
by scoring its final run of the game
when Miller hit a shot to right field that
cleared the fence for his second home
run of theseason.
The second game started out as if it
were a carbon copy of the opener, as the
Wolverines greeted Laker starter Bob
Opland with five runs and six hits in the
bottom of the first inning. The first four
Wolverines, Schulte, Stober, Paciorek,
and Hool, all singled and Miller
followed them with a double that scored
Paciorek and Hool, and made the score
4-0. Wroten singled home Miller for the
fifth run of the inning.
NEITHER TEAM could score in the
second but in the third inning Wolverine

starter Steve Ontiveros was taken out
of the game and replaced by Dave
Nuss. Nuss had control problems and
walked Tim Koceski and John Sivda,
the first two Laker batters in the third.
Nuss settled down and got the next
Laker hitter, Terry Smith, to ground in-
to a fielder's choice, but when the
Lakers' Larry David struck out,
Michigan catcher John Young let the
third strike get past him and Koceski
scored from third, and Smith went
down to second. Nuss was removed af-
ter yielding a run-scoring double to

Barry Balbes which had narrowed the
Wolverine lead to 5-2.
Senior Joe Wissing replaced Nuss,
and after giving up a single that scored
Balbes and closed the lead to 5-3,.
Wissing got out of the inning by strikeg
out Rick Orr.
MICHIGAN responded to the Grand'
Valley challenge by scoring three runs.
in its half of the inning. The big blow
was Miller's second round tripper of the
day, a two run shot over the right field
fence.

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MICHIGAN 651 Ox-12
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Attendance--239

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MICHIGAN'S RANDY WRO4k
(above) barrels home, while fellew
Wolverine Dave Stober (below) slies
safely into second base. Michigan wen6
on to win both games of the double-
header against Grand Valley 12.2, 04.
Daily Photo by JOHN HAGEN

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