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Men's Tennis
vs. Eastern Michigan
Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
Huron Valle Tennis Club'

SPORTS

Women's Tennis .
vs. Miami of Ohio
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Huron Valley Tennis Club

The uMhuny D4A yTuday -arch 26,-19
The Michigan Daily Tuesday, March 26, 1985 Page 10

Play ball:

Undefeated batsmen open at home

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By DAVE ARETHA
Even though the Michigan baseball
team is an intimidating 9-0 after
sweeping .their spring trip in Texas,
Grand Valley State coach Andy Chopp
can't wait to face the Wolverines in
today's doubleheader at Michigan's
Ray L. Fisher Stadium. Chopp figures
Grand Valley is off to a fine start too (5-

2), and he considers it a challenge to
take on the Wolverines.
"We're always ready to play
Michigan," he said. "They've got a
great program. But I think we're ready.
Offensively and defensively - that's
where we're going to do our damage."
THOSE ARE SOME pretty strong
words from coach Chopp. Does that

mean he expects a doubleheader sweep
today?
"Boy you're putting me on the spot
there," he said.
He asked for more information about
today's 1:00 p.m. rival.
"HOW DID Michigan do (in Texas)?"
he asked.
Well coach, besides going 9-0, the
Wolverines batted .337, outscored their
opponents 75-22 and committed just two
errors.
"And you're asking me .if we can
sweep? Chopp asked, laughing. "I think
we have a chance of possibly beating
them. But we're going to need outstan-
ding efforts from the pitchers we have
in there. And the hitters are going to
have to do their job."
RANDY SPANGLER (0-2) and Mark
Dewey (2-0), Chopp's scheduled star-
ters for today, will have to deal with
some sizzling Wolverine hitters,
especially outfielder Casey Close. The
junior batted .526 (10 for 19), belted
three home runs and knocked in 10 runs
during the trip. Five of Close's RBIs
were game-winners.

Also swinging red-hot aluminums are
seniors Randy Wolfe and Ken
Hayward. Wolfe, who had only five hits
last year as a back-up catcher, was
seven for 14 in Texas as in the full time
backstop. Two of his hits were homers
and three were doubles. Hayward bat-
ted .370 and led the Wolverines with 11
RBIs.
Chopp's hitters should also have a
tough time against the Michigan mound

corps, which has its team ERA down to
3.09. Paul Kasper (1-0, 0.00) will start
one game, but Michigan coach Bud
Middaugh is undecided about his other
starter.
THE SECOND START could go to
Scott Kamieniecki, who is already 3-0,.
or to freshmen Tim Agemy and Mike.
Ignasiak. Agemy and Inasiak are both
2-0 with respective ERAs of 0.75 and
0.73.

If, any. of the Lakers can touch
Michigan's pitching, then outfielders
Greg Suhajda and Ron Brunell will
probably be the ones to do it. Suhajda
hit .437 and clubbed three home runs
during Grand Valley's spring trip to
Florida. The Warren native wasnam ed
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athl~tic
Conference MVP last year when hehit
.404 with eight homers. Brunell batted
.400 last season while also smacking
eight home runs.
Chopp may be excited about today's
contests, but Middaugh remains ort an
even keel.
"WE TRY TO approach it from the
standpoint that every game is very im-
portant," he said. "Every game is
special."
Today's doubleheader is also
Michigan's home opener, but Middaugh
said that was no reason to celebrate
either.
"It's a weekday game so it makes it
awful difficult for people to get out
there," he said. "So you can't really
have a ceremony or anything like
that."

Kasper and Hayward
...lead Michigan against Grand Valley

INDIVIDUALS EARN HONORS DESPITE SEVENTH-PLACE FINISH:

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Champion
By SCOTT G. MILLER
A seventh place finish out of seven teams is usually
not much to cheer about. However, the mens gym-
nastics team's finish in the Big Ten Championshil. -
this past weekend at Minneapolis was not as bad as it
seems to be.
The tumblers had their second best meet of the
year scoring 264.25 and coach Bob Darden was
pleased with his team's performance. "I was very
happy with our effort," said Darden. "Our team tried
its hardest to do well, and you can't find fault with the
gymasts' efforts."
OHIO STATE won the meet with a score of 283.65.
Minnesota was second with a 281.05 and Iowa was
third with a 279.25. All three of those teams have an
excelleht chance to make the NCAA championships.
Gavin Meyerowitz and Mitch Rose had the best in-
dividual performances for the Wolverines.
Meyerowitz scored a 9.45 on the pommel horse, good
enough to qualify him for the finals in that event.
Meyerwitz had a slight fault in the finals and scored

ships expel
only an 8.3 which took ninth place. "Despite the fault
Gavin had a strong routine," said Darden.
ROSE finished in a three-way tie for first on the
rings with a score of 9.6. "In my biased opinion Mitch
had much better balance than the other two com-
petitors," commented Darden. "He should have
taken first place by himself."
Selections for the NCAA championships will be
made next week. Meyerowitz has a chance to make
the NCAAs in both the pommel horse and the all-
around. Rose could qualify on the rings and the
horizontal bar. "It's a wait and see thing," said Dar-
den. "I think they both have a good chance."
With only two seniors graduating, the Wolverine's
prospects for next season look good. "We have a
great nucleus for next year," said Darden. "This
year gave our freshman a valuable year of experien-
ce, and I am looking forward to next season."
Women finish ninth
It was a weekend of mixed emotions for women's

tumblers

gymnastics coach Dana Kempthorn. The teams that
were invited to the NCAA regionals were announced,
and the Wolverines were not selected. However,
freshman Angela Williams qualified as an individual.
The tumblers finished ninth in the region, and the
top six teams made the regionals. "We were disap-
pointed," said Kempthorn. "Many of the teams that
made it had one more meet than we did. If we had
another meet, our position in the standings could hav
e been higher."
Williams will travel to the University of Alabama
next Saturday to compete in the all-around. That trip
will complete a special first year journey for
Williams, according to Kempthorn. "For a freshman
it is quite an accomplishment to make the regionals,"
commented Kempthorn. "I am very pleased with her
progress this season.'
"Angela is peaking at the right time. If she hits on
her routines, she could have a chance to reach the
nationals." -By SCOTT MILLER

Associated Press

Lou Whitaker looks at home during a scrimmage fielding a grounder at third
base. Whitaker moved from second to third base this year for the Tigers.
Phullies rally tohan
Tig ers 5-4 defeat

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:

CLEARWATER, Fla. (UPI) - A two
oit single in the eighth inning by Luis
Aguaya knocked in the winning run as
the Philadelphia Philles came from
behind to beat the Detroit Tigers 5-4
yesterday.
The game was played before a record
crowd of 5,830 at Jack Russell Stadium.
PHILADELPHIA'S winning rally
came off former Phillie Willie Hernan-
dez. Juan Samuel got the inning started
with a one out double to left. Von Hayes
followed with a single to right, sending
Samuel to third base.
like Schmidt walked to load the
bases and pinch hitter John Wocken-
fuss, who came from the Tigers in the
deal for Hernandez last spring, singled
to center to tie the game. Aguayo then
followed with his game winning hit.
Jack Morris, a 19-game winner last
year, pitched seven strong innings for
the world champions, giving up two
runs, four hits and striking out five.
DETROIT scored four in the fourth
off Steve Carlton to wipe out a 1-0
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Philadelphia lead. A one-out triple by
Nelson Simmons was followed by two
walks. Third baseman Scott Earl
singled in one run and. the second
scored on a sacrifice fly by Morris.
Tom Brookens and Alan Trammell
picked up RBI singles to knock in the
final two runs.
The Phillies, 7-6 in the spring, have
won three straight and six of their last
seven. The Tigers' have dropped four
straight and are 9-8.
Tigers trim roster
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - The
Tigers have cut nine players from their
spring squad, the American League
club said yesterday.
Optioned to Nashville, the Tigers' top
farnr club in the Class AAA American.
Association, were pitchers Bryan Kelly
and Roger Mason plus catcher Bob
Melvin. Infielders Scott Earl and Pedro
Chavez also were sent to Nashville.
Returned to the club's Tigertown
minor league training complex were
pitchers Sid Monge and John Pacella,
catcher Mary Foley and first baseman
Ron Johnson.
The cuts left the defending world
champions with 30 men on their roster,
five more than the major league
opening day limit of 25.

Netters knifed in

opener

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By RICK KAPLAN
In the last action before the Big Ten
season begins, the men's tennis team
had a disappointing showing at the Rick
Invitational in Houston, Texas. The
Wolverines won just five out of 15
singles matches and two out of seven
doubles matches.
Freshman Brad Koontz was the only
Michigan singles player to win his first
two matches in the double-elimination
tournament. The Keene, N.H., native
defeated Deon Botha of Lamar, 7-5 and
6-4, and Chuck Bradica of Rice, 6-4, 6-2.
Koontz lost to Mark Smith from Texas
A&M, 4-6,6-2,4-6.
FIRST SINGLES player Jim Sharton
lost to Jeff Rolquin of Houston in the
first round, 3-6, 3-6, but rebounded to
defeat Jorge Lopez of Lamar, 6-0,2-6,6-
0. Sharton lost in the third round, 4-6, 6-
2,6-7, to Evan Ratner of Columbia.
Ed Filer, who transfered to
Michigan, won one of his three mat-
ches, a 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Doug
Weber of Mississippi.

Wolverine freshman Franz Geiger
and sophomore John Royer both lost in
consecutive matches. Freshman John
Solik won once, beating Mark Miller of
Rice, 7-5,6-1.
The doubles team of Koontz and Solik
had the most success for Michigan. The
duo won matches over teams from
Rice and Mississippi.
The Wolverines finished seventh out
of eight teams in the tourney. Texas
A&M had the highest team score.
Tracksters falter in Florida
The distance medley relay team
provided the women's track team with
its only first place finish in the
Florida/Nike Lady Gator Relays held
Friday in Gainsville, Florida.
Melissa Thompson, Dedra Bradley,
Sue Shroeder and Cathy Schmidt com-
bined in the race involving four dif-
ferent distance legs for a season-best
time of 11:48.48, four seconds ahead of
second-place Florida.
TWENTY-FIVE different schools
and eight separate clubs placed run-
ners in the top six of the 20 events.
Schmidt also was second in the 3000
meter run, finishing with a time of
9:48.2 - the second-best Michigan per-
formance at that distance this season.
Virginia Tech's Cheryl Tuosto won the

race in 9:36.9.
Schroeder was third in the 1500 meter
run in 4:26.58. Former Wolverine star
Sue Foster finished three seconds
ahead of her to win the race.
The high-jump tandem of Dawn
McGinnis and Angie Hafner were
second and third to Michelle Tuggle of
Berry College. All three leaded 5'8" in
the event.
, The only other Wolverine to place
was senior Judy Yuhn in the 5000 meter:
run. Her time of 17:45.5 gave her sixth-
place.
- JIM GINDIN
Hipple inks contract
PONTIAC (AP)-Detroit Lions quar-
terback Eric Hipple has been signed to
a new two-year contract, the National
Football League club announced
yesterday.
Hipple, drafted by the Lions out of
Utah State, is a six-year veteran of the
Detroit club. Terms of his new pact
were not disclosed.
"I'M VERY happy with the signing,"
Hipple said in a statement. "It gives me
a vote of confidence and eliminates the
uncertainty of my future here."
Hipple, the Lions' starting quarter-
back in 1983, was demoted to the No. 4
spot last season. He saw little action in
1984, completing 42.1 percent of his

passes for 210 yards and one touch-
down.
Hipple will participate in the Lions'
minicamp beginning tomorrow in
Tampa, Fla., said General Manager
Russ Thomas.
Batsmen 17th in poll
TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) - After a suc-
cessful spring trip, Michigan is ranked
number 17 in the current ESPN
Collegiate Baseball Poll, while th4
Miami Hurricanes held on to the top
spot for the second straight week.
The Hurricanes, 34-6, whose 24-game
winning streak ended Sunday in a 10-
inning loss to Maine, have committed
only 32 errors this season.
OKLAHOMA, 21-1, and winner of 17
straight, moved up to second place,
replacing Texas, 32-5, which fell to six-
th. Also moving up one notch were
Stanford, 22-6, from fourth to third4
Mississippi State, 18-4, from fifth to
fourth, and Arkansas, 22-5, from. sixth
to fifth.
Texas dropped after losing two of
three to Arkansas.
Pepperdine, 22-6-1, stayed in seventh;
Florida,' 25-5, inproved from ninth to
eighth, as Georgia Tech skidded from
the top 10; Wichita State 31-4, climbed
from 11th th ninth, and Oklahoma State,
17-6-1, jumped from 12th to, 10th,
replacing Houston.

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