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Baseball vs. Western Mich.
1:00 pm doubleheader
Today at Fischer Stadium

SPORTS

Lacrosse club plays
Albion tonight at
8:00 p.m.on Ferry Field
The Michigan Daily

Page 8

Wednesday, April 7, 1983
Batsmen sweep

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Aquinas

By JEFF BERGIDA
After the first game of yesterday's home-opening
doubleheader with Michigafl, the Aquinas Saints
might have been considering a move up to Divison I.
They played the 11th-ranked team in the nation even
through six innings, losing only due to an unearned run1i
in the bottom of the seventh, 3-2.
But in the nightcap, it didn't take long for the
Wolverines to demonstrate how they earned their
ranking and why they are currently 15-1.
MICHIGAN sent 14 men to the plate in the first in-
ning, scoring nine times and slashing out three extra-
base hits. Despite some control problems on the part
of four Wolverine pitchers, the home team coasted to
a 10-4 victory.
In the opener, Aquinas hurler Paul Assenmacher
had the Michigan hitters off-balance much of the
game. Only second baseman Jeff Jacobson could
consistently handle the left-hander's off-speed stuff.
Jacobson had a perfect day, with four singles in four
trips to the plate and the game-winning RBI.
Aquinas grabbed the early lead in less-than-
imposing fasion. Catcher Jim Belisle hit a pop-up that
landed between the mound and second base for a hit.
He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and to third on
an infield single by third-sacker Dan Harrell. The
Saints' centerfielder Tom Kettner then put a perfect
suicide squeeze bunt down the first base line to bring
home Belisle.
CHRIS SABO'S seventh home run of the year knot-
ted things up briefly in the bottom of the fourth. The
round-tripper was followed by back-to-back base hits
by Jacobson and Rich Bair. After two were out, left-

fielder Casey Close hit a grounder to third base which
bounced off the chest of Harrell, and Michigan took a
2-1 lead.
Wolverine starter Rich Stoll was touched for an
unearned run in the fifth, tying the game at two. Stoll
went the distance for Michigan, surrendering only
five hits. Coach Bud Middaugh was not overly im-
pressed with his ace righty, however.
"I thought he was adequate," said Middaugh.
"He's still capable of doing better."
MICHIGAN, which put men on base in every in-
ning, could not get a third run until the last inning.
Freshman Chris Gust, batting for Dan Disher, star-
ted the winning rally with a single to left. Barry
Larkin reached base on an error by Kettner who
mishandled a throw in an attempt to force Gust. After
a long fly out off the bat of Dale Sklar, an intentional
walk and a strikeout, Jacobson lined a hit off the
glove of Kettner and the Wolverines had their 14th
victory of 1983.
"Gust really made a big play for us getting that hit
in the seventh," said Middaugh of the freshman.
Besides Gust, Larkin (4 hits on the afternoon), and
Mike Watters (three hits, including a triple) were
other big contributors playing their first home games
for the Wolverines.
The second game was no contest from the outset as
Larkin, Watters and Sabo started the first inning with
three singles, and, before the dust cleared, Michigan
was up 9-0.

Bill Shuta was started for the Wolverines but was
pulled by Middaugh in the second after hitting two
batters and walking a couple of others. He was
followed by Ken Hayward, Scott Kamieniecki, and
Dan Disher.
"I'M NOT HAPPY with the way Shuta threw," sai4
the Michigan coach. "But I was glad to see
Kamieniecki get in there."
Aquinas coach Terry Bocian was not disappointed
with the double loss. "Michigan is a fine team and it
was a privilege for us to play them," said Bocian.
This afternoon, Michigan will again play two at
home, taking on the Western Michigan Broncos.
Dave Kopf and Casey Close are scheduled to pitch for
the Wolverines.
They didn 't have a prayer

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R H E
Aquinas..........010 010 0 2 5 2
MICHIGAN .....000 200 1 3 10 1
A: Assenmacher and Belisle: M:Stoll and Bair
W--Stoll (4-0), LP-Assenmacher (1-3)

R H E
Aquinas........020 010 1 4 2 0
MICHIGAN .....900 001 X 10 12 1
A:Myer, See (1), Miles (6) and Belisle; M:Shuta,
Hayward (2), Kamieniecki (5), Disher (7) and Bair,
Sanders (2)
WP-Hayward (2-0), LP-Myers (0-2)

Lauty r ioio Oy JO NOW
Michigan third baseman Chris Sabo connects for a home run in the first
game of the Wolverines' doubleheader against Aquinas yesterday. Sabo
went 2 for 6 with 2 RBI's on the day.

Blue

sofd

By JIM DAVIS
One win was bagged and another barely
got away yesterday as the Michigan softball
team split a doubleheader with Wayne State
at the Varsity Softball Diamond, winning
the opener, 3-1, but dropping the nightcap, 7-
5, in extra innings.
Michigan is now 13-12 on the season.
Wayne State stands 7-2.
THE STUBBORN Tartars were down 4-1
entering the seventh inning of the second
game. Wolverine freshman hurler Carol
Allis then surrendered a one-out single to
Ellen Burke, despite a valiant effort by
second baseman Sandy Taylor, who
smothered the drive up the middle but could
not make a throw.
One out later, Gini Bruce walked and
Carol Krause stroked a run-scoring double
to make it 4-2. Pat Kent followed with a
bouncer to shortstop, but the ball was bob-
bled, giving Wayne State an extra chance.
One run scored on the error, and Lisa Delor
made the most of the opportunity by
cracking a two-run double, scoring Krause
and Kent and putting the Tartars up by one.
Michigan came right back in itshalf of the
seventh. Missy Thomas led off with a single,
stole second and was sacrificed to third by

allers spli
Marcie Smith. Mena Reyman delivered the
run with a bounce-out to second, sending
the game into extra innings.
ONLY ONE EXTRA frame was needed,
though, as Wayne State came out smoking
Two singles and a walk loaded the bases
with one out against Allis and Reyman, who
made her first pitcing appearance of the
season. Ann Belloli then stroked a sharp
two-run single to put the Tartars ahead for
good.
Karen Kelly notched the victory for
Wayne State, raising her record to 3-1, while
Allis took the defeat, her first against three
wins.
Wayne State got on the board in the first
inning of the game with a pair of singles and
a pair of walks, all after two batters were
out.
MICHIGAN ANSWERED with three runs
in the third inning, two on a double by Carol
Patrick, followed a single by Allis and a
booted grounder. Patrick later scored on
another error.
The Wolverines added another run in the
sixth on back-to-back singles by Diane Puhl
and Jody Humphries and a sacrifice fly by
Lisa Panetta. But the three-run cushion
heading into the seventh wasn't enough to
stop Wayne State.

Taylor pitched the Wolverines to victory
in the opener, however, on the strength of a
three-hit, five-walk, six-strikeout perfor-
mance. The senior righthander raised her
record to 5-5 with the complete-game win.
THE WOLVERINES took a lead they
never relinquished in the second inning on a
pair of bases-loaded walks to Thomas and
Smith.
The Tartars got their only run in the third.
With one out, a single, a fielder's choice, a
passed ball, and a single by Krause drove
the run across the plate.
Michigan tallied an insurance run in the
third when Patrick scored on a wild pitch.
MICHIGAN HEAD coach Bob DeCarolis
was pleased with the day's offensive
showing. "We scored a few more runs. We
moved the ball. We executed well on the
bunts for the most part. We ran the bases
well. We did a good job."
The Wolverines travel to Grand Valley
State today for a pair of games, then go to
Eastern Michigan for a doubleheader
tomorrow. The squad returns to the Varsity
Softball Diamond Saturday afternoon at one
o'clock for a double-dip with Big Ten con-
ference foe Northwestern.

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Daily Photo by JON SNOW
Wolverine second baseman Mena Raymon slides into second yesterday during softball action against
Wayne State. Michigan split a doubleheader with the Tartars, 3-1 and 5-7.

SCORES
Nional League
New York 2, Philadelphia 0
Pittsburgh 7, St. Louis 1
San Diego 16, San Francisco 13
Chicago vs. Montreal, rain

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West: tlnt sluggers will poe
Braves to a repeat pennant*

By RANDY BERGER
Well, here I am assigned with predic-
ting the finish of the wild, wild Western
Division of the National League. It's
hard to make any sense out of this
division after what happened last year
when three perennial losers, Atlanta,
San Diego, and San Francisco finished
at, or near, the top, and the Big Red
Machine of Cincinnati went out of or-
der, finishing 28 games behind, in last
place.
So to help me out in deciding what to
predict in this upside down division I
talked to the National Pasttime's old
soothsayer Babble Doubleday. I'm sure
you've heard of Babble's brother Ab-
ner, whom most credit with inventing
the game of baseball. Well, while Abner
was deciding how many feet should be
between home plate and first base,
Babble was putting together the first
pre-season baseball guide filled with
zany predictions.
I decided to start off with some easy
questions, being that old Babble is get-

ting a little senile. After all he is ap-
proaching his 120th birthday.
Daily: So, Babble who's going to be
on top of the West on October?
Babble: Well, as I see it Milwaukee
should win it with Brooklyn and New
York close behind.
Daily: Wait a minute. You must
mean the Braves, Dodgers and Giants.
Don't you know that these
organizations moved to Atlanta, Los
Angeles and San Francisco years ago?
Babble: Oh! In that case Los Angeles
and San Francisco will finish near the
bottom. I never thought California
should have any baseball teams. It just
doesn't fit in with the ultimate frisbee,
quiche and granola.
Daily: Sq, that means you're sticking
with the Braves, I mean the Atlanta
Braves to win the division again?
Babble: Yeah, with Hank Aaron,
Joe Torre and Bob Gibson still around
they'll be hard to beat
Daily: Come on Babble you're not
helping much. Everyone knows these
guys aren't playing anymore!

Babble: Anyway, as I see it, it all
comes down to numbers.
Daily: What kind of numbers I'm
afraid to ask?
Babble: 330, 402, and 330; the dimen-
sions of Atlanta Stadium. With these
short fences, the Braves are going to be
launching them out of there no matter
who they have.
Daily: Yes, I guess you're right the
Braves have always been known to
have great hitting teams, but what
about their pitching?
Babble: Hey, the way the game is
played these days starting pitching
isn't as important as having good
relievers and the Braves have plenty
of those.

Daily: So, that takes care of first
place but do you really think the
Dodgers and Giants are going to finish
near the bottom of the division?
Babble: Well, they lost more than they
think with Steve Garvey and Ron Cey
and as far as the Giants are concerned
they're in worse shape without Joe
Morgan and Al Holland. Who is their
starting lineup anyway?
Daily: So that leaves San Diego,
Houston and Cincinnatti somewhere in
the middle?
Babble: Well, I wouldn't put Houston in
there, but I like San Diego. The smog
isn't bad there like L.A. Smog can really
wear down those tall pitchers.

Lacrosse club first
in Big Ten tourney

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Michigan's lacrosse team, led by Steve
Friedlander, Matt Dawe, and Bill Kalb-
fleisch, defeated Northwestern 16-9
Sunday in Evanston to win the first an-
nual Big Ten Tourney.
After being tied 6-6 at the half, the
Wolverines blew the game open with a
ferocious assault on Northwestern's
goal, outscoring the Wildcats 10-3.
"I THOUGHT the team performed
very well in spite of the miserable
weather conditions," said coach Rick
Bays. "We did better than I initially ex-

pected, but 1 thought we'd win all
along."
Friedlander scored five goals and
Dawe and Kalbfleisch notched two
goals apiece to lead the stickmen, wh
had beaten Iowa 8-6 and Wisconsin 9
Saturday to reach the finals.
"Right now we are playing very well
as a team," Bays noted regarding the
team's number one ranking in the Mid-
west region, "but we could still see,
some improvement." The 8-0 stickmen
take on Albion tonight at 8:00 at Ferry
Field.

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