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The playoffs in three divisions of
men's IM Softball are well underway
and the competition is fierce. This week
the teams completed first round action
and are beginning the semi-finals. The
field in the Fraternity division has been
narrowed down to five teams while in
the Independent and Residence Hall
leagues there are eight and seven
teams left. The final games will take
place as follows: the Fraternity
Enivision - 'Tuesday, October 11 at
Mitchell Field#5 at 7:30 p.m. The Indepen-
dent League - Monday, October 10, at
Mitchell Field #3 at 5:45 p.m. The
Residence Hall League - Thursday,
October 11 Mitchell Field #6 at 10:00
No super power emerged from the
ranks of the Greek League during this
week's first round playoff action. The
league has a strong nucleus of well
balanced teams, so it should be a fight
right down to the end.
Thursday night, Sigma Alpha Mu
defeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 13-11, in
what was probably the most exciting
IM game to hit the Michigan Campus in
years. In the bottom of the seventh in-
ning, SAM's Scott Spector lined a three-
run homer to give his team a come from
behind victory in a game where the lead
changed hands seven times.
SAE had rallied from a 10-6 deficit in
the top of the seventh, when a towering
two-run triple by Ken Hawk
highlighted the five run inning which
gave SAE the lead. Two home runs by
Paul Chewis gave SAE the early lead,
but spectacular defensive play by Tom
Stotter kept SAM close.
Hustling Sammy's pitcher Jim Stem-
ple felt that neither team played well
in the field. "That's the kind of game we
lose a lot," he said, "But tonight we had
Beta Theta Pi 5, Triangle 3 - Beta
became the first team to advance to the
semi-finals, Monday, as they coasted
over Triangle. Strong defense and a 3
for 4 hitting performance by pitcher
Gregg Pancica paced the team.
'Triangle allowed all five Beta runs in
the first two innings while countering
with only three in the first. Beta will
play the winner of the Phi Psi-Sig Eps
'B' game on Monday.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 13 Phi Delta Gamma
2 -Strong defense and possibly the
most potent offense in the league lifted*
Sig Eps 'B' to a rout of Phi Delta Gam-
ma last Sunday. Sig Eps boasts a strong
outfield led by Jerry Taylor and Bruce
Benda, "We have an all around team,"
said Sig Eps manager Bill Harikopus
"We're not led by one person like the
rumors say." The hitting attack was
led by Steve Swabb who has been hot all
The Independent League may have
Intramural softball's toughest com-
petition. Six of this week's nine games
were decided by one or two runs. All
three of the top-ranked teams remained
in contention. Number-three ranked
Paterson Dental slid by Pine Brothers
and the number two ranked BAMF's
defeated the MC's 6.2.
The number-one ranked Berristers
powered by MBA #1 Wednesday on a
two-out seventh-inning single by pit-
cher Mark Jacolbs. "The game was a
pitching duel all the way," said
Berristers manager Craig Jones. Jones
scored the Berristers first run in the
second to tie the game. This was the
game's only walk as Jacolb's arosilen-
ced MBA #1 bats. "He's been striking
people out all season," said Jones. "We
have no weak spots, everyone is really
tight." The Berristers play Reach The
Beach on Sunday.
Med Boys 7, Phi Alpha Kappa 6 -
Down 6-3 going into the bottom of the
seventh inning, the Med Boys scored
four runs to shock Phi Alpha Kappa.
Three consecutive walks, and a double
by Ron McKee set the stage for the
game winning single by Jim Lenhardt.
Med Boys manager "Dusty" Baker
who went 3 for 3 said "We're just get-
ting it together. If we lose someone's
going to have to beat us." The Med
Boys got some help from the umpire
who called out a Phi Alpha Kappa bat-
ter for hitting out of order to close down
their scoring effort in the sixth.
Untouchables 7, JAFO 0 - Un-
touchables overpowered JAFO with
timely hitting and solid defense. Steve
Schwartz and Scott Kalt led the team in
BAMF's 6, MC's 2 - The MC's could
only muster two runs on an error. John
Bonnel led the BAMF attack. He is
eight for 10 on the year.
GTE 7, Stallions 5 - Chuck Alday,
GTE's star outfielder singled in two
runs in the sixth for the victory. Steve
Roesler paced GTE from the mound.
Fletcher fell 1-2-3 in the bottom of the
inning to allow Huber 'A' to advance to
the Residence Hall League Semi-finals.
"It was a well played ball game," said
Randy Puffinbuger of Fletcher 'A' who
had a home run and two RBI's on the
day. Huber 'A' plays the winner of the
Taylor 'A' Van Tyne game Monday
In one of the more controlled residen-
ce hall games, Taylor 'A' rolled over
the Penguins. Solid defense and tough
pitching by manager Jeff Hayes led
Taylor past the Penguins. The game
was tied 1-1 until the third when hot-
hitting Taylor outfielder Wayne
Waldrup sparked the go-ahead rally.
Hayes said that "The team has one of
the best defenses in the league. If it
holds, up we're going to win it all."
Taylor plays Van Tyne 'A' on Sunday,
Just can't get enough of that pigskin?
Well, unfortunately Bo's boys are away
today. But don't fret, because in-
tramural touch football will soon be un-
Instant scheduling and sign-up for
teams occurred this week, and it looks
as though all the leagues will offer a
good deal of competition.
LAST FALL, the brothers from Phi
Delta Theta took the runner-up spot in
Bill Dvorak, a returning club mem-
ber, is enthusiastic about this year's
team. "The team looks great. We ex-
to win it all," he said.
Phi Delta Theta lost a few lineman to
graduation, but the majority of players
LIKE LAST YEAR, however, tough
competition will dominate in the
fraternity league. And 1982's winner,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon, will undoulgtedly
make their presence known.
Said Dvorak, "They (SAE's) will be
tough. They're generally tough in all in-
In the women's division, last year's
champions, Hunt 'A', have changed
their name, but team member Cindy
Marsland feels the club's success will
"WITH A LOT of practice, we can
win it," said Marsland, now a member
of the new look Hunt team, the Hunt
"This week we will be starting
heavier practices," said Marsland,
"and we expect everything to go well."
So in less than a week, even before
the Wolverines take the field to play
Northwestern, intramural touch foot-
ball will commence another exciting,
RESIDENCE HALL LEAGUE
characterized Residence Hall games
this week. Fletcher 'A', Van Tyne 'A'
and Adam Ants 'A' all scored nine or
more runs in their victories. Defense
will be the key in this league down the
Van Tyne 'A' beat 4th Hamilton Bur-
sley, 9-4, on Monday, and Adam Ants 'A'
Crushed The Bursely Bombers, 22-2.
Fletcher 'A' beat third-ranked Mit-
chell Rumsey Gold, 13-12, on Sunday
before losing to Huber 'A' in a 9-8
thriller on Wednesday. In this game,
Huber 'A' scored two runs in the top of
the seventh on a two-run home run.
SAM T, Sigma Phi Epsilon 'A' 1
Sigma Phi Epsilon'B,'13, Phi Delta Gamma 2
Beta Theta PI5, Triangle 3
SAM 13, SAE 11
Evans Scholars 8, Sigma Phi Epsilon 'B' 2
GTE 7, Stallions 5
Untouchables 2, JAFO 0
Beristers 2, MBA #1,1
Med Boys7, Phi Alpha Kappa 6
Paterson Dental7, Pine Bros. 5
Fletcher 13, Mitchell Rumsey Gold 12
Van Tyne 'A'8, Fourth Hamilton Bursley 4
Taylor 'A' 7. Penuins 1
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