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Maize and Blue Spring football game
Saturday 1:30 p.m. at Michigan
Stadium - students $1.

SPORTS

Softball doubleheader vs. Detroit
3:00 p.m. today at Varsity
Softball Diamond

Page 8

Wednesday, April 13, 1983

The Michigan Daily

'M' stops Tartars,

7-3

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By RANDY BERGER
It seems as the weather goes so goes the Michigan baseball
team.
While in Florida, where the sun was hot and golden, the
batsmen streaked to an 11-1 record. However, upon arriving
back in arctic Ann Arbor, the Wolverines have struggled to
beat the likes of Aquinas and Miami. But, yesterday the sun
finally appeared and the Wolverines bats came out of hiber-
nation to beat Wayne State, 7-3.
"WE REALLY haven't been playing up to our potential,"
said second baseman Jeff Jacobson, who collected two of the
team's 12 hits. "Today, we finally played more like a team
instead of guys just going out and trying to hit doubles to im-
prove their stats."
Today Michigan scored its runs in rather textbook fashion,
as the batters seemed to toy with the four pitchers the Tar-
tars threw at them.
The third inning, in which Michigan increased its lead to 3-0
after scoring one in the first, was typical of how the
Wolverine hitters handled Wayne State. Speedster shortstop
Barry Larkin got things started as he reached first on an
error by the Tartar's shortstop James Rodgers. After,
Larkin stole second, rightfielder Mike Watters advanced
him to third on a grounder back to the mound. Chris Sabo
walked 'to put runners on the corners and then Ken
Hayward's sharp grounder to first enabled Larkin to score.
and Sabo to move to second.

THE WHOLE PROCESS started again as Sabo stole third
to enable him to score on a Jacobson liner that sneaked un-
derneath Rodger's outstretched glove.
Michigan added two more in the fourth largely due to a
Dale Sklar single and a Watters' double. One run each in the
sixth and seventh innings was all the Wolverines needed to
coast to their 18th win in 20 games.
The Wolverines got some good pitching to go along with
their clutch hitting, especially from freshman Scott
Kamieniecki who started his first game of the year.
Kamieniecki, who has been plagued by injuries since last
summer, was satisfied as he pitched a scoreless four innings,
allowing only four hits.
"I'm pleased in that I didn't give up any runs but I'm still
not completely ready," said the freshman from Detroit.
"With a couple of more starts I should be up to my potential
but right now my arm is only at 80 percent."
Jamie Piper relieved Kamieniecki in the fifth and pitched
two scoreless innings, good enough to be credited with the
win. Gary Wayne finished the game but was rather unim-
pressive in giving up three runs in the ninth.
Tartar Sauce
R H E
Wayne St....................................000 000 003 3 7 2
MICHIGAN.......................................102 201 loX 7 12 0
Andrus, Addis (3). Desmedt (6), Roberts (7) and Bezeau;Kamieniecki, Piper (3),
Wayne (7), and Bair, Sanders (5)
WP-Piper (2-0) LP-Andrus (1-1)

Wolverines shortstop Barry Larkin applies the tag as Wayne State's Joe Chops attempts to steal second base. Chop's
effort was unsuccessful as were those of his teammates in the Tartar's 7-3 loss.

Jake delays

By PAUL HELGREN
For many undergraduate college
baseball players the decision of
whether or not to sign a'-professional
contract, and thus forego or postpone
their senior year in school, is a difficult
one to make. For Michigan second
basemnan Jeff Jacobson the choice was
easy - stay in school.
"There really wasn't even a choice
for me," the senior co-captain said:
"When I came here I decided my goal
was.to finish school. I wasn't tempted
(to sign) at all."
PATIENT seems to be the best word
to describe Jacobson's attitude. He
knows that at the end of this season he
will probably get the same chance to
play pro ball that he did last season,
with one important exception - he will
have his business degree at the con-
clusion of this year's college campaign.
"I want to play in the pros," Jacobson
said. "That's every kid's dream, to play

baseball. But if I don't make it I'll have
my degree to fall back on."
If Jacobson is patient about his chan-
ce to play in the big leagues, coach Bud
Middaugh was equally patient in
bringing Jacobson along. Middaugh
started Jacobson most of his freshman
season. Although the Glenview, Ill.
native was outstanding in the field, he
struggled at times with the bat, hitting
only .236. Middaugh, though, was not
worried.

jump to pros
"I think the plan was to work on my RBIs with 23, hitting .328, and holding a
fielding my first year, then my hitting .970 fielding percentage. Jacobson also
the next year," said Jacobson. "Then adds a lot of experience to a Michigan
the next year I would put it all squad that only returned one other star-
together." ter to his regular position '(thir-
Indeed, Jacobson did "put it all dbaseman Chris Sabo).
together" in his junior season last year. Part of this experience includes trips
While maintaining his fine fielding to the College World Series in Omaha
standards Jacobson came into his own in his freshman and sophomore years.
at the plate. He hit .389 and knocked in Jacobson drew parallels between this
37 runs on six homers and 14 doubles. year's team and the Michigan team of
He reaped numerous honors, in- his freshman year, which placed fifth
cluding second team All-America, first in Omaha.
team All-Big Ten, and All-Academic "This year's team is a lot like the
Big Ten. Jacobson said he even sur- team in my freshman year," he said.
prised himself with his outstanding "We've got a lot of young guys who are
showing. working hard together. Last year we
"I DID SURPRISE myself a little," got by on talent alone sometimes, and it
Jacobson said. "I had the confidence I hurt us, I think. We were always
could do the things I did, but...it was a waiting for someone to hit a homer to
lucky year in a way for me. The balls win it for us. That's what happened in
seemed to bounce my way. I have to the Big Ten playoffs (Michigan was
work a lot harder this year. Not that eliminated after tying for the Big Ten
there's a let-down or anything, but East championship with Ohio State).
maybe you don't get the breaks you got This year we have to work hard every
the year before," he continued. "You game, just like we did my freshman
have to be that much better, especially year."
if you're chosen pre-season All- And if it takes time for some of the
American." young players to come on, Jacobson
It appears there has been no let down can wait. After all, someone had con-
for the 6-1 Jacobson this year. Going in- fidence in him and the results are plain
to yesterday's game against Wayne to see. Jeff Jacobson was worth the
State he was leading the Wolverines in wait.

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Jacobson
... four-year starter
"'JAKE' CAME HERE becaus
his defense," the Michigan skip
said. "It takes time offensively whe
much is demanded from you de
lively."

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Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Wolverine co-captain Jeff Jacobson holds the ball aloft for the umpire's call
after a close play at second base.

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Softballers split with WayneState
Special to the Daily
The Michigan softball squad split tball Diamond at 3:00 p.m. The New York Yankees, 13-2, and spoiled a game absence, empathized with Mar-
another doubleheader yesterday, this Michigan pitching staff will have to touching tribute to Martin by a regular- tin.
time with the Tartars of Wayne State contend with Titan catcher Lynn season record crowd of 55,579.
nningthe ener 7-0 and dr in Krupinski, who is hitting a hefty .455.

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the nightcap, 2-1.
Lisa Panetta and Jan Boyd keyed the
Michigan win in the lidlifter. Panetta, a
sophomore from St. Clair Shores, was
three for four at the plate with five runs
batted in. One of the shortstop's hits
was a three-run inside-the-park homer
in the fourth inning to open the scoring.
THE THREE runs were all Boyd
needed. The senior hurler, now 8-7 on
the season, struck out seven while
giving up only four hits and one walk in
recording the victory.
The second game did not turn out so
well for the Wolverines. With the score
tied at one, and two on and two out in
the seventh inning, Karen Pollard's
error allowed the Tartars an extra
chance. Carol Krause tookadvantage
of the bases-loaded situation by
stroking a game-winning single.
Krause knocked in both of Wayne
State's runs in the game.
Sandy Taylor (7-7) took the loss for
the Wolverines. Michigan now stands
18-15 on the season.
The Wolverines square off against the
University of Detroit (0-4), in a
doubleheader today at the Varsity Sof-

"I hope we can give them good games
and maybe get lucky and win one," said
Detroit head coach Milton Barnes.
Tigers 13, Yankees 2
NEW YORK (UPI) - The Detroit
Tigers turned Billy Martin's
homecoming into a wake yesterday.
Backed by a 16-hit attack that in-
cluded four hits and three RBIs by Tom
Brookens and three hits and three RBIs
by Glenn Wilson, the Tigers crushed the

THE CROWD gave Martin a standing
ovation when he was introduced before
the game, but by the end of the contest
all the cheers had turned to boos for the
Yankees, who played like Charlie
Brown's All-Stars.
"I was touched by the ovation I
received," said Martin, who is begin-
ning his thi d term as Yankee
manager. "It is special to be a Yankee
and hopefully it will get back to the
players but it will take some time.
Tiger Manager Sparky Anderson,
returning to guide the team after a one-

play 162 games and you have games
like this. I've been on the other side
plenty of times," said Anderson. "It's
not going to bother the Yankees if they
lost 13-2 or 2-1. We played bad for three
straight days and today we played like
we did the first two days in Minnesota."
Brookens had two singles, a double
and a home run and Wilson had a
single, double and triple as the Tigers
pounded Ron Guidry, 0-2, and helped
Dan Petry to his second victory in as
many decisions. Petry scattered eight
hits over eight innings with Juan
Berenguer pitching the ninth.

Shotokan karate club kicks it in

. By MIKE REDSTONE
With the multitude of martial arts
clubs at Michigan, one would think that
the American Karate and Judo clubs
wouldgather up most of the local mar-
tial arts enthusiasts.
The Shotokan Karate club, however,
has been active for over eight years and
currently has a membership of about
25.
What exactly is Shotokan karate
anyway?

"It is a Japanese system of karate
which puts equal emphasis on hand and
foot coordination," according to club
founder Dewight Deroo. "It basically
differs from other forms of karate from
the standpoint that the instructors dif-
fer in their philosophies toward the art
and usually keep a very strict at-
mosphere in the class."
In addition to training at the CCRB
three times a week, the club has
travelled around the Midwest to par-
ticipate in exchange training programs.
The club starts training at the begin-

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Everyone, including beginners, is
welcome to come out and join the club
at the beginning of next semester, ac-
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Anyone interested in the Shotokan
Karate club can contact Deroo for in-
formation at 426-8895.

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