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Page 10-Saturday, April 2, 1983-The Michigan Daily

Bair boosts batsmen to twelfth triumph

Special to the Daily]
OXFORD, OH-After their successful trip through Florida,I
the Michigan batsmen must have been pleased to face a team
called Miami in their first Midwestern match-up. If they were,
their pleasure was justified when they took their twelfth win
of the season, 7-5, over the Miami (Ohio) Redskins.
Trailing, 5-3, in the seventh, Miami put two men on with a
single and a Michigan error. Redskin Chris Maynard tripled
to left with two out, tying up the game. The next batter, Ken

Rieman smacked a line drive over third, but Chris Sabo
trapped the ball on the run and threw Reiman out at first to
save a run.
THE WOLVERINES came right back in the eighth.
Casey Close reached on a walk and after Chris Gust came in
as a pinch-runner, Fred Erdmann took first on a catcher's in-
terference call. Rich Bair followed with a double to the left-
center-field fence, scoring Gust and pinch-runner Dan Sygar
for the winning runs.
The hit was Bair's fourth of the day, giving him a perfect
outing. Earlier, the junior catcher had two singles and his
first homerun of the season~ Chris Sabo was also perfect on
the day with a double, a single and two walks.
Michigan scored the bulk of its runs in the first two innings.
AFTER BARRY Larkin and Dale Sklar walked in the first,
Sabo singled, scoring Larkin. Both runners advanced on a
passed ball and Sklar scored'on a Ken Hayward sacrifice. A
Jeff Jacobson single brought home Sabo.
Freshman Dan Disher singled, following Bair's solo
homer, and stole second. Disher was caught at the plate
trying to score on Sklar's grounder to short. Sklar was safe on
a fielders choice, however, and stole second. He scored on
Hayward's single to right.
Dave Kopf was the winning pitcher for the Wolverines, up-
ping his record to 3-0. He pitched seven and one-third innings
and was relieved by Tim Karazim, who picked up his fourth
save.
THE LOSS WAS only Miami's second of the season. They
are now 14-2.
In the second game of the scheduled double-header,
Michigan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Larkin walked
and Hayward and Jacobson hit back-to-back, two-out
doubles.

Grin and Bair it

Miami answered with a run in the bottom of the first, but
rain put a damper on things in the second inning.
Forecasts for today's doubleheader don't look any better,
with a one hundred percent chance of rain predicted.
In all probability, the Wolverines will return to sunny Ann
Arbor with their present 12-1 record.

MICHIGAN ......................................320 000 02
Miami........................................200 011 20
M: Kopf, Karazim (8) and Bair; Miami: Gilene and Wright.
WP-Kopf (3-0)

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.. . perfect on the day

Injuries to Pollard, Bean force
DeCarolis to rearrange line-up

By TIM MAKINEN
Sticks, stones, head-first slides, and
errant throws can break players' bones
as Michigan softball coach Bob
DeCarolis has discovered.
Michigan, which opens its regular
season this weekend against Minnesota
(weather permitting), has suffered in-
juries to two key players, Karen.
Pollard and Leslie Bean.
POLLARD, A senior tri-captain, in-
jured her wrist during the team's South
Carolina trip while attempting to steal
second base with a head-first dive.
Although Pollard will wear a cast on
her wrist, she will still hold one to her
'position at third base where her fielding
has made her a fixture on the Wolverine
squad.
Michigan, however, must use a
designated hitter for Pollard, thus for-
cing pitcher Jan Boyd to bat for herself,
something she has not done all spring.
"She'll get her bat on the ball," said
DeCarolis. "But I don't really care if
she gets a hit, just as long as she pitches
well."
ANOTHER CASUALTY from the
South Carolina trip was Bean who
broke her thumb when she failed to get
out of the way of a wild pitch. The
freshman was Michigan's starting cat-
:cher and third leading regular hitter
with a .265 average, but will now sit out
for at least three weeks to allow the
thumb to heal.
In her place the Wolverines will use
Missy Thomas or Sandy Taylor, depen-
ding on who is pitching. Neither have
had extensive experience behind the
plate, but DeCarolis says they are lear-

ning quickly.
"It's not like having Leslie," said
DeCarolis, "But they're not afraid of
being back there, which is the most im-
portant thing. We'll play it more con-
servatively, no pick-offs or things like
that."
IF MICHIGAN, 12-7, does not play

Minnesota (the decision will be made
this morning), the squad's first regular
season game will be next Tuesday
against Wayne State University at
home.
DeCarolis commented, "We're
chomping at the bit, ready to go."

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Daiy rnoto oy LO WOULF
A Michigan rugger attempts a try during yesterday's 30-9 victory over the Sherwood Foresters. "Tough as Nails"
Fisher is trailing with the head bandage.
Ruggers rob Nottingham

Michigan Softball Stats

NAME, POS
Marcie Smith, OF .......
Carol Patrick, DH.......
Diane Puhl, OF..........
Leslie Bean, C...........
Karen Crawfis, 2B.......
Missy Thomas, OF........
Jody llumprhies,OF.......
Penny Neer .Dll ,?........
Mena Reyman, 1B ........
Karen Pollard, 3B.......
Mary Bitkowski, IF ........
Lisa Panetta, SS..........
Sandy Taylor. P/2B.
Jan Boyd, P ...............
Carol Allis, P...........
MICHIGAN.............
Opponents-.............
Pitcher, No. Games
Jan Boyd, 10...........
Carol Allis 3...........
Sandy Taylor, 9..........

G
7
19
17
19
14
17
19
11
19
17
7
19
18
10
3
19
19

AB
9
50
43
49
30
39
57
21
54
40
12
49
18

R
1
9
7
8
4
2
7
3
4
3
3
0

H
3
16
12
13
8
10
14
5
12
7
2
7
2

2B
1
1
2
3
3
12
12
9
IP
57
11
56

3B
1
1

HR
2
1
1

RBI
8
3
4
0
2
8
6
5
3

Avg.
.333
.320
.279
.265
.267
.256
.246
.238
.222
.175
.167
.143
.111

By JEFF MOHRENWEISER
Real men don't play football, they play rugby.
This rough and tough, often brutal sport provided the con-
frontation between the Michigan Rugby Club and the Not-
tingham Sherwood Foresters, an English Rugby team.
THE WOLVERINES, who are ranked third in the nation,
were anxious to meet their opponents.'
"We're excited," said Rugby Club President Gavin Wilson.
"It's the first time we've played a touring club for about
eight years."
The Foresters, who are on their U.S.A. Tour '83, have
played New York and Rochester, and will play Fort Wayne,
South Bend, and Chicago.
IT APPEARED Thursday night, that the Michigan
strategy was to have the Brits drink themselves into oblivion.
"This is rugby tradition, going to the bars before and after
the games," said sophomore Erik Laidhold. "It's great,
there is a lot of camaraderie."
"That is what sport is all about," said massive Danny
Daniels of the Foresters. "Two teams going at it, one team
wins, the other loses, but afterwards, it is the pubs."
THE CONSENSUS Thursday night at Good Time Charlie's
was that the Nottingham team was big and experienced, but
the Wolverines were quicker and more technical.

"They are a big club, but we will have a good team also,"
said Wilson.
"We're not worried about them," said Nottingham player
Nick "Tough as Nails" Fisher. "We are going to stomp all
over them, definitely."
AROUND 100 people showed up on a chilly Friday after-
noon at Mitchell field to cheer their respective squads.
They saw two interesting games. The Wolverine B-team
won the first game 19-6, as they jumped to a 16-6 halftime
lead and coasted to victory in a ragged and tough second half.
In the second game, when there was more at stake, the
Michigan A-team remained undefeated. They soundly
defeated the Sherwood Foresters, at last count it was 30-9.
THE RUGBY CLUB was led by senior John Hartman, who
is trying to land a spot on the United States national team.
Also having good games were Dale Tuttle and Dave Weber.
"I wasn't worried about their forwards, but their backs
were tremendous," said "Nails" Fisher. "They held the ball
excellently, some of their moves were great."
"God had better help Fort Wayne," he added. "We're
coming back with a vengeance."
Other members took the loss lightly. "They were too fast
for us," said Danny Daniels. "But they cheated, they didn't
drink as much as we did the night before."

471 58 111
445 48 99
PITCHING

3 6 40 .236
1 2 35 .222

GS
8
2
9

CG
8
0
8

Won
4
3
4

Lost
3
0
4

ER
6
3
21

BB
3
6
19

SO
45
5
14

ERA
0.74
1.91
2.63

MICHIGAN.............
Opponents .................

19
19

16
15

12
7

7
12

124
127

30
42

28
40

64
74

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2.32

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By GARY EFFMAN
Special to the Daily
DETROIT-Though out of the
playoff picture, the Red Wings played
last night like a team that was not quite
ready to trade their skates for golf
shoes, treating the home fans to an ex-
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their first victory over the Caps since a
5-4 decision at Landover in December
of last year.
THROUGH the first period and a
half, Detroit looked like a team that had
lost its four previous home games.
Washington, -while being outshot 11-6
still seemed to be in control of the game
and went up 2-0 late in the first period on
goals by Bobby Carpenter and Alan
Haworth.
But at 16:18 of the first period, Tom
Rowe, who had scored only five goals
all season, scored the first of his two
goals bringing the Wings into the locker
room down 2-1.
The second period became an ex-
plosive goal spree. The scoring was
started by Washington at 4:41 when
Gaetan Buchesne tipped in a perfect
screen shot by Rod Langway. For the
next eight minutes, it was all Capitals.
JOHN OGRODNICK and MIKE
BLAISDELL tied the score at three
with rapid-fire goals. Washington
scored two more before Ivan Boldirev

put two past Washington goalie Al Jen-
sen to put the Wings in a 5-5 tie at the
end of the second period.
Detroit took the lead for the first time
on a Reed Larson rally. Ken Houston
scored twice to put the Caps up again, 7-
6.
The Wings fought back for the third
time finally tying it up on Ogrodnick's
second of the night.
It looked; like the game would end in a
deadlock when Rowe scored his second
goal with 31 seconds left on a blistering
shot from just outside the right circle.
Pistons 120, Cleveland 111
Special to the Daily
PONTIAC - Many people thought
that the game last night between the
Detroit Pistons and the Cleveland
Cavaliers would fit the day it was
played on - April Fools Day.
However, the game was by no means
a joke. The Pistons took a hard-fought
victory, 120-111.
THE PISTONS got outstanding per-
formances from four players: Vinnie

Johnson, Terry Tyler, Isiah Thomas,
and the game's MVP, Kelly Tripucka.
Tripucka led the Pistons with a game-
high 43 points, many of which gave'the
Pistons cushions during the game that
were crucial to the victory.
Terry Tyler did a great job shutting
down Cavalier forward Cliff Robinson
in the second half. Robinson, who had 21
points in the first half, was only able to
score two points in the second half.
John Bagley led the Cavs with a
career-high 29 points.
- ADAM SCHWARTZ
Pirates 13, Tigers 6
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)-Richie
Hebner's bases-loaded pinch double in
the seventh inning capped a five-run
rally as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated
the Detroit Tigers, 13-6, in Grapefruit
League play yesterday. The Pirates,
now 10-15, took a 6-5 lead in the fifth in-
ning on Jason Thompson's solo home
run off Tiger starter and loser Jerry
Ujdur. In the eighth, Dave Parker;
slammed a two-run homer, his third of
the spring, to make it 13-5.

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