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Page 10-Sunday, April 4; 1982-The Michigan Daily

Batsmen bombard

'Skins

Special to the Daily
OXFORD, Ohio- Jim Paciorek's hitting heroics
led the Wolverine baseball team to a double-header
sweep of Miami (0.) yesterday, 5-2 and 13-0, for its
eleventh and twelfth consecutive wins. The victory
string for Michigan; now 15-3 on,.the season, is its
longest in 25 years.
Paciorek had five hits and nineruns batted in for
the two games, including a grand slam and six RBI's
in the second game rout. He now has seven home runs
and 25 RBI's in the team's 18 games.
IN THE OPENER, righthander Rich Stoll pitched
his fifth straight complete game victory, limiting the
Redskins to four hits while striking out eight and
walking none. The sophomore from Indiana received
all the support he needed from Paciorek.

The Wolverines got on the scoreboard in the first
inning when Greg Schulte singled, moved to second
on a fielder's choice and scored on Paciorek's single
to right. Paciorek knocked in two more runs in the
third with a double after Schulte had reached base on
an error and Dan Sygar had singled.
The batsmen added insurance runs in the fourth
and fifth innings as Schulte and Paciorek were once
again involved in the scoring. Schulte doubled in a
run in the fourth and, with Paciorek on third base and
Rich Bair at first in the fifth inning, the Wolverines
attempted a double steal. Paciorek was safe at home
when Miami catcher Kevin Wright dropped the ball.
THE OUTCOME of the nightcap was never in doubt
as Michigan rolled to victory behind an eight-run
second inning explosion. The eight runs were
produced on only three hits along with the generosity
RTING VIEWS-

of two Redskin errors, four walks and a passed ball.
Virtually everything that could go wrong did for
Miami during the inning as the Wolverines sent
twelve batters to the plate. Paciorek drove in two
runs and Bair one, but two others were the result of a
booted ground ball and two more runs scored on a
dropped fly ball. Paciorek also scored on the passed
ball.
The beneficiary of those miscues was lefthander
Gary Wayne (2-1), who breezed for five innings
before giving way to Tim Karazim and Steve On-
tiveros.
The Wolverines added a single run in the fourth
before Paciorek appropriately closed out the scoring
with a seventh-inning grand slam, dropping Miami's
record to 5-8. Michigan is next in action April 7, when
it travels to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan.

Even dozen
First Game
MICHIGAN ................102 110 0
Miami (O.) ................000 110 0
Stoll and Young; Gilene and Wright
WP-Stoll (5-0) LP-Gilene (0-2)
Second Game

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R H E
MICHIGAN.............080 100 4 - 13 12 1
Miami(O.)............000 000 0 - 0 4 3
Wayne. Karazim (6). Ontiveros (7) and Bair, Vela (7)
Usenik, Blackburn (2) and Rieman, Barlow (3)
WP-Wayne (2-1) LP-Usenik (0-1)
IR-Paciorek (7)

WOLVERINE PITCHER Rich Stoll,seen here in action last week against
Eastern Michigan, allowed just four hits yesterday in a 5-2 win over Miami
of Ohio. The win raised the righthander's record to 5-0 as Michigan swept
the double-header.

By CHUCK JAFFE
Last of a four part series
JUST WHEN everyone in the American League East
was about to overturn the defending champion New
York Yankees, the Yankees overturned themselves.
That change should be enough to throw the rest of the
teams' plans for a division title off for another year, as
the Yankees emerge as the pre-season favorites to
repeat in the East.
But the Yankees won't come out on top just because

when the season is over.
The team with the up-and-coming pitching staff in the
East is the Cleveland Indians. Unfortunately, they left
their hitting back down in sixth/ place, so they will
probably finish no better than fourth. A healthy Joe
Charboneau and Andre Thornton would bolster a sorry
collection of hitters, but Gabe Paul and the Indian
management can only be sorry that they didn't trade for
some hitters to go along with their newly-acquired pit-
ching strength.

Softball
team tops
Ferris,
4-0

they acquired Ken Griffey and Dave Collins and finally Sparky Anderson got what he wanted over the winter,
unloaded Reggie Jackson. Instead, it is a logical and the Tigers will probably win the pennant "NCB" this
progression of events that will eliminate the other clubs, year. Sadly enough for Tiger fans, "NCB" stands for
and leave the Yankees alone at the top at the season's end. "Not counting Boston." The Tigers always find
amazingly dull ways to lose to the awesomely boring
The progression starts with the ever- M s
cellar-dwelling Toronto Blue Jays. The AL EAST That aside, the Tigers improved them-
main point to know about the Jays is that 1. New York selves with the acquisitions of Chet
no beer is sold. at their home games in 2. Milwaukee Lemon, Enos Cabell, and Larry Herndon.
Exhibition Stadium. That means that the 3. Detroit Sparky also got the "flyer" that he's been
fans' drive to the games will probably end requesting for so long. If that flyer had
long before the hapless Jays' drive for the 4. Baltimore reestihg fors long.ey, that mh
g been the Yankees' Griffey, Detroit might
pennant, because smart fans will know 5. Cleveland be on its way. Instead, look for Anderson to
that they can't get blasted watching the 6. Boston call on speedy Ed Miller less than most
Jays get blasted. 7. Toronto people call for a cold can of Miller during
The Jays do, however, seem to beat one the season.
team with relative consistency, and that is the And speaking of beer, what happened to Milwaukee's

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amazingly dull Boston Red Sox. Despite leading the
league in hitting last year, Jim Rice and his Beantown
Buddies have no pitching support, and are easily
baseball's most boring team to watch. They won't be
terrible, and will probably finish the season at around
.500, but no one will notice them between now and then.
Another team destined to finish in the lower echelon of
the East is the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles have, for
the past few years, boasted about their pitching staff of
"Cy Young, Cy Old, Cy Present, and Cy Future." This
year, the resurrection of Cy Real wouldn't help the ailing
Oriole pitching staff, which has already lost Steve Stone,
and. can no longer rely on .Jim Palmer and Mike
Flanagan, both of whom are coming off arm injuries.
The Birds will be colorful, however, as fiesty Earl
Weaver leads the club in his last season as manager.
With the arm troubles on his pitching staff and only Ken
Singleton and Eddie Murray consistent offensively, the
Earl of Baltimore will probably breathe a Cy of relief

pitchers? Despite one of the best hitting attacks in
baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers will finish no better
than second, because aside from Pete Vuckovich and
Rollie Fingers, who is unlikely to repeat last year's
phenomenal performance at age 36-the Brewers' staff
is composed of the Haves and the Have-Nots. The Haves
have arm troubles, and the Have-Nots don't have what it
takes to pitch consistently well in the major leagues.
By process of elimination, that leaves the Yankees
standing at the top of the heap at the season's end. They
have solid hitting, and pitching (to go with a few
"flyers" to make Sparky Anderson jealous), and
awesome depth. Plus, they know how to play George
Steinbrenner's "win or else" style of baseball.
The Yankees will not be a power-hitting club, but will
get very solid hitting from at least twelve players who in
any combination comprise one of baseball's finest star-
ting nine. With baseball's wild man George Steinbrenn-
er at the helm, a first place finish is only logical.

Special to the Daily
RICHMOND, Ky.- With forty-mile-
per-hour winds whipping an already
wet course, the Michigan men's golf
team ended the day yesterday tied for
eleventh place at the Eastern Kentucky
Invitational in Richmond, Kentucky.
The Wolverines' total of 330, 42 shots
over par, left them 23 strokes back of
first-place Eastern Kentucky, heading
into today's final day of competition.
Eastern Kentucky's Maroons com-
bined for a 307 total, 19 over par on the
par 72 course. Ohio State's 313 score
was good enough for second place,
while Michigan State held onto eighth
place with a 326 sum, four strokes
ahead of the Wolverines.

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

Tiger rally beats Red Sox,12-5

LAKELAND (UPI)- The Detroit
Tigers erupted for eight runs in their
last two turns at bat yesterday, vic-
timizing Boston relievers Tom
Burgemeir and Luis Aponte in a 12-5
exhibition baseball victory over the
Red Sox.
Larry Herndon] John Wockenfuss,

Richie Hebner and Lou Whitaker each
had three hits in the Tigers' 18-hit at-
tack which gave them their first spring
win over Boston in six tries.
WOCKENFUSS drove in three runs
and Hebner and Tom Brookens had two
RBIs apiece.
The only homers in the game were.

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solo blows by Brookens and Boston's
Jim Rice. Detroit starter Dan Petry
pitched the first six innings, walking
seven and giving up five hits and five
runs. Boston southpaw Bob Ojeda
yielded six hits, two walks and three
runs the five innings he worked.
Two Tigers suffered injuries in the
game. Rightfielder Chet Lemon rein-
jured pulled muscles in his rib cage and
was declared out of action for the
regular season opener at Tiger Stadium
on Tuesday.
RELIEVER Kevin Saucier was
struck on his pitching hand by a line
drive off the bat of Boston's Dave
Stapleton in the seventh inning. Saucier
was taken to a Lakland clinic for X-rays
but there was no immediate word on his
condition.
The Tigers are 11-15 in spring play
while Boston is 10-16. The two teams
will wrap up grapefruit league action
today at Winter Haven.
Yesterday the Tigers made their last
squad cut. Manager Sparky Anderson
reduced his roster to the 25-man
opening day limit by sending reserve
infielder Mark DeJohn back to Evan-
sville of the American Association.

Illegal procedures
MIAMI (AP)- An over-zealous pro
football fan who grabbed a game ball
during last fall's Miami Dolphins-
Oakland Raiders National football
League contest has been charged with
strong-arm robbery.
Francis Scheiber, 23, an unemployed
Hollywood, Fla., air-conditioning
worker, has been.charged with a single
count of second-degree felony following
his arrest at the Miami Orange Bowl
during the Nov. 15,1981 game.
HE IS accused of wrestling the ball
from the ballboy's hands after a kick
through the uprights, and racing from
the end zone into the stands.
If convicted, he faces 15 years in
prison.
Authorities say the $55 official ball
belongs to the league. And when a
Miami police officer spotted him in the
stands with the ball, Scheiber was
arrested and taken to Dade County Jail.
The case, which will be tried in Dade
Circuit Court, will feature the football
as a key piece of evidence, attorneys
say.

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PETER VIDMAR of UCLA dives off the parallel bars during yesterday's
NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Lincoln, Neb. Vidmar upset
Nebraska's Jim Hartung to claim the individual all-around title, but the
Cornhuskers won the team title for the fourth consecutive year. See story,
Page 9.

By CHUCK WHITMAN
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - Ron Lee hit a free throw with eight seconds
left to clinch the Detroit Piston's 105-102 victory over the In-
diana Pacers last night before a. crowd of 13,045 in the Silver-
dome.
With 33 seconds remaining, the Pacers' Clemon Johnson
hbnlked Rill Laimhr's honk shnt and was called for a foul.

assists as the squad shot 70.8 percent from the field.
The second quarter was sloppy but Detroit managed to ex-
pand its lead to 59-46. Though they were careless, the Pistons
managed to tie a team record with 23 first-half assists.
The Pistons extended their lead to 19 points in the third
quarter but true to form they managed to make the game
close.
JOHNNY DAVIS had nine of his 14 points in the third qua

Pstons

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