The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 14, 1983 -- Page1
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The Phillies and Orioles are unfor-
tunate - their World Series must be
played in the shadow of Michigan's in-
tramural softball championships.
Yes, Michigan completed its IM sof-
tball season over the past week. The
playoffs provided many exciting games
in nearly all divisions of play. The
championships were somewhat less
competitive; defense was a rarity. The
following is a summary of the playoffs
and a list of final standings.
Residence Halls 'A'
-The most competitive .and exciting
division was the independents A. Both
teams in the finals, the Beeristers and
the Patterson Dentals, charged into the
championship on shutout wins. In the
final game Patterson Dental jumped
out to an early 3-0 lead against
Beerister pitcher Mark Jacobs.
Jacobs, however, was not voted the
Beeristers' MVP for nothing. He set-
tled down after the first inning, not
allowing the Dentals another run.
Meanwhile, his team came back in the
sixth inning to take a 4-3 lead. Jacobs
put the Dentals down in order in the
seventh inning to clinch the victory for
Beerister assistant coach Craig
Jones feels a balanced attack was the
key to his team's victory.
"They had weak hitting in the bottom
of their lineup while we had a balanced
attack. We won the game because they
had a weaker link."
Reeves squeezed by Adam Ants in the
semi-finals with a 10-9 victory. Huber,
meanwhile, charged by Taylor with an
8-3 victory in the other semi-final.
Huber's momentum did not pay off,
however, and they were crushed by
Reeves in the final, 12-1.
Grad uate/Facullt /Sta f/.
The Law Big Dogs, after beating the
Master Batters 18-4, won the champion-
ship game by beating the Intentional
Korn blut top IM harrier
Last Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 p.m.
the IM Cross-Country Race took place
at Mitchell Field. Well over-100 runners
from all IM divisions competed in an at-
tempt to gain team points.
Hank Kornblut of University Heights,
Ohio completed the approximately 2.4
mile course in a time of 13:24.
"NO, I didn't think I'd win," said
Kornblut, a junior in Sigma Alpha Mu
fraternity. "I've never run cross-
country or track."
Sigma Alp ha Mu I .1,
Sigma Phi Epsilon 0
When the 1983 fraternity softball
campaign opened, it would have sur-
prised very few to see the Sig Eps
taking the field in the final game, this
past Tuesday evening. However, that
SAM would be crowned champion
might draw more than just a
questioning glance. The Sammies'
quest for that crown became reality, as
they shut out the favorite (Sig Eps) by a
score of 11-0.
Displaying the sharp defense which
carried them to the finals, SAM did not
allow a baserunner past second the en-
tire game, while also flexing some
muscle at the plate. After setting Sig
Eps down in the first, the Mu jumped on
top with a three-run inning, capped by a
two-run double by junior Andy Kates,
who had a three-hit evening.
NEITHER TEAM scored in the next
two innings, but Sig Eps made its
biggest threat in the third. With one out,
back-to-back singles put runners on fir-
st and second, but second baseman
Ross Weisman turned a line drive into a
double-play to squelch the rally.
In the SAM fourth, after one out, four'
straight singles by Kates, catcher Steve
Miller, first baseman Bobby Mitchell,
and outfielder Paul Schnell scored two
runs to make it 5-0.
Whatever chance Sig Eps had quickly
vanished in the fifth when two spec-
tacular defensive plays helped retire
them in order. First, shortstop Tom
Stotter went deep into the hole to throw
out the lead-off man. Then, left center-
fielder Damon Lawson made a diving
catch just above the grass.
The margin increased to eight runs
when junior Joey Lansing crushed an
opposite field, three-run home run in the
bottom half of the fifth. The final
margin of victory was reached as
Sammies picked up another three runs
in the sixth inning.
* *Daily Softball Rankings**
1. Sigma Alpha Mu
2. Sigma Phi Epsilon 'A'
3. Sigma Alpha Epsilon
4. Beta Theta Pi
5. Evans Scholars
7. Lodgers 'A' (Chi Psi)
8. Phi Gamma Delta 'A'
9. Sigma Phi Epsilon 'B'
10. Phi Kappa Psi
Residence Halls 'A'
3. Adam Ants
5. Van Tyne
2. Patterson Dental
4. Med Boys
5. Snaki's Gay
Residence Halls 'B'
1. Gomberg Red
2. Ball Busters
4. 5th Douglas
5. Wenley Males
6. Taylor 'B'
Graduate - Faculty - Staff
1. Law Big Dogs
2. Intentional Harms
3. DSD 'A'
4. Master Batters
1. Beer, Cola, and Sleep
4. True Blue
5. Ball Busters
6. Free Swingers
3. W.D. Awesome
4. Bush Bunnies
Orbitals 3. Delta Upsilon 0
Scrubs 6. Couzens Oxford 0
Kelsey 6. Rastas I
Lions 5, Gomberg 0
Fn. 1_ C _Cle rsm 0