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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, April 8, 1984





White Sox,


CHICAGO (AP) - Detroit's Jack
Morris overcame a spell of wildness in
the fourth inning when he walked the
bases loaded with nobody out and went
on to pitch a no-hitter yesterday as the
Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox
Morris walked six batters and struck
out eight en route to the first no-hitter of
the 1984 season and the first for a
Detroit pitcher since Jim Bunning did it
in 1958.
It was also the first no-hitter in
Comiskey Park since Chicago's Joe
Horlen no-hit Detroit on Sept. 10, 1967.
Except for some fine plays by right
fielder Kirk Gibson and first baseman
Dave Bergman, a late defensive
replacement, all the other defensive
plays by Morris' Tiger teammates were
Gibson raced back to make a fine
catch of a long drive by Rudy Law in*
the first inning that sent him to the right
field wall.

1st Detroit pitcher to
get a gem since '58

In the seventh, Morris issued his fifth
walk of the game, to Greg Luzinski,
whom he also walked with two outs in
the ninth. After Ron Kittle flied out in
the seventh, pinch-hitter Tom Paciorek
hit a hard shot headed toward right
field that Bergman picked off with a
one-handed stab. Bergman also stole
another potential hit off pinch-hitter
Jerry Hairston when he grabbed his hot
shot behind first base and threw to
Morris covering first.
MORRIS, 2-0, a 20-game winner for
the Tigers last year, retired the first
nine batters on this crisp, sunny day,
then suddenly couldn't find the plate.

He went to a 2-0 count on Law, then was
charged with a third ball for going to his
mouth while on the mound. After going
to 3-2, Morris walked Law, then, ap-
parently upset, walked Carlton Fisk
and Harold Baines to load the bases.-
But he got Luzinski on a comebacker,,
threw home to force Law, and catcher
Lance Parrish completed the double
play to first. Morris struck out Ron Kit-
tle to end the inning.
In the ninth inning, Morris locked up
the no-hitter in fairly easy fashion, as
the White Sox crowd of 24,616 starting
standing and cheering for him at the

on the first pitch. Then Morris knocked
down a smash to the mound by Baine
and threw him out for the second out.
Morris then went to a 3-2 count on
Luzinski before walking the burly
designated hitter.
HE FINISHED by striking out Kittle
with a breaking pitch, for his eighth
strikeout of the game. After the final
pitch, Morris' catcher, Parrish,
charged to the mound to hug the right-
hander. Morris was then engulfed by
his back-slapping teammates.
The Tigers made the most of their
four hits off Floyd Bannister, 0-1. Che
Lemon slugged a two-run homer in the
second inning on a 3-2 pitch. Parrish
had walked with nobody out and was on
base when Lemon slugged his homer in-
to the lower left field seats.
In the fifth, Lemon led off with a
doubled and scored on a double by Gib-
son. Gibson then was sacrificed to third
and scored on a fielder's choice groun-
der by Lou Whitaker.

start of the inning.
Morris got Fisk on

a tapper to first

Softballers, Hoosiers go halvers

It was a matter of execution in
Michigan's first Big Ten action of 1984.
In game one, the Wolverine sof-
tballers had it, and won, 4-1. In the
second game, however, they didn't, and
Indiana's Hoosiers swung the ax for a 6-
n 0 win.
''THE FIRST GAME was really
nice," said Michigan coach Bob
DeCarolis. His pitching was a success,
for one thing, but that wasn't all. "We
needed to move the ball on the ground
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ners on base, we didn't execute. Again-
st a team like Indiana, you can't afford
to do that."
Michigan took the first game behind
the five-hit combined pitching of Julie
Clark and Linda Allen. Allen also
starred at the plate in her first action
against her old teammates since tran-
sferring to Michigan last season, poun-
ding out two doubles in the first game
and two singles in the second contest.
The Wolverines got on the board in
the first inning when first baseman
Mena Reyman tripled and then rode
home on Carol Patrick's bunt single.
IN THE SECOND, Allen doubled and
Lisa Panetta was hit by a pitch to start
it off. Missy Thomas' successful bunt
loaded the bases, but Allen was then cut
down at the plate attempting to score on
a passed ball. Panetta scored when Mary
Bitkowski reached on a fielder's choice
and Thomas tallied when Alicia Seegert
was safe on an error following another
bunt. Reyman sacrificed Bitkowski.
across the plate to end the scoring for
the Wolverines-for the day, as it tur-
ned out.
Reyman was injured on the play
when she was knocked off-balance by
the Indiana first baseman while
crossing the bag at first. The junior fell
on her shoulder, separating it and
causing DeCarolis to realign his defen-
se in the second game, when back-up
first baseman Vicki Morrow pitched.
Reyman will be sidelined two or three
Indiana's only run in the game came
off Clark in the third when Mary
Haslinger tripled and Linda Thaler
followed with a double. Allen came on
in the fourth to preserve the lead and
improve her record to 5-4.
THINGS WENT differently for the
Wolverines in game two. Pitcher Any
Unterbrink, who hurled both games,
got stronger as the day went on,
allowing only the four runs in the first

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Freshman Vicki Morrow displays her intensity as she comes around on a
swing in yesterday's home opener against Indiana.

two innings of the 14 she pitched. In the
nightcap, the sophomore stymied
Michigan on six hits and raised her
record to 13-4 with the shutout victory.
The Hoosiers gave her plenty of sup-
port at the plate, the second time
around, scoring two runs in each of the
first, second, and fourth innings off the
Wolverines' Morrow. Brenda Thaler's
two-run single in the first was more



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Special to the Daily
Steve Ludwig's two under par 69 led the
Michigan men's golf team to a fourth
place tie after the first round of the
Purdue Invitational yesterday.

69i paces 7L
The best round of Ludwig's college
career put him into a two-way tie for
third, just two strokes behind the first-
round leader, Purdue's Brian Glasco.
SaVarino contributed an opening round




than enough for Unterbrink. a
DeCarolis was pleased to gain the
split with the Hoosiers, defending Big
Ten champion Hoosiers, against whom
the Wolverines dropped three of four
contests last season. "After a split with
them," he said, "I don't feel too bad."
The teams meet again today at 1:00
p.m. at the Varsity Softball Diamond.
f'golfers o
of 70, which tied him for fifth, while
Wolverines Dan roberts, Ken Clarke
Terry Povin and Chris Westfall shot 74,
76, 77 and 78 respectively.
Michigan coach Jim Carras said
yesterday's performance may be a
strong indication of, the Wolverines'
future. "I'm especially pleased with the
play we've gotten from Ludwig and
Savarino. Together with Dan Roberts
we've got the makings of a top conten-
The Wolverines are already a con-
tender at Purdue. Their first-round
total of 366 ties them with Indiana for
fourth place in the 12-team meet.
Michigan trails leader Purdue (354),
Illinois (361), and Wisconsin (362) going
into today's final round.
"I'm elated with the rounds we put
together today," Carras said yester
day. "We've had limited play outdoor
this season, yet we're only 12 strokes
out of first place and five out of second.
"I think we have a chance to make a
move and surprise some teams



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Oklahoma 20, Michigan 17
Chicago 16, San Antonio 10 (OT)
National League
Montreal 7, Atlanta 2
Philadelphia 9, cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh 3, Los Angeles0
San Francisco 11, St. Louiseg
American League
Detroit 4, Chicago 0
Minnesot a13, Baltimore 4
Texas A;New York 5 (rain-5 innings)

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