Page 8-The Michigan Daily - Saturday, March 30, 1985
Boxers show their skill
By SCOTT SHAFFER
Boxing for fun. The very idea may
seem ridiculous in a sport where the
goal is to knock out the opponent.
However, the Michigan Boxing Club
proved that boxing can be a'legitimate
recreational sport last night when it
held a card of exhibition matches at
Elbel Field House.
THE MATCHES WERE very com-
petitive, but for the competitors it was
more of a friendly rivalry than an all-
out war to destroy each other.
Only one of the ten three-round bouts
had to be stopped. The stoppage oc-
cured after middleweight Tim Douthit
used his reach and experience to make
the nose and mouth of Duane Gardner
bleed. Father Pat Egan, the referee as
well as the club trainer, ended the ac-
tion in round three as Douthit landed
several strong blows in succession.
In the other co-feature, Tony Sensoli
battled John Jennings in a fast paced
heavyweight matchup. As in all the
other exhibitions, no winners were an-
nounced, reinforcing the idea that the
club's purpose is primarily
MOST OF THE members' goals are
indeed recreational ones. Wayne
Cohen, who squared off against Rich
Santucci last night, said he competes
strictly for exercise. "It's a great
workout that only takes one hour a day.
The gym is run real safely, so there is
'M' boxing club on display
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very little risk of injury."
For Avant Hall, boxing is a way of
keeping in shape and working off ten-
sions. "It's great for stress
management. I work off all my
frustrations in a beneficial way\" Hall
faced club president Dan Adsit in the
night's opening contest.
Lightweight Tim Kocac had always
wanted to box but never had enough
time to join one of the ultra-competitive
Detroit clubs. For him, the boxing club
is a great way to fulfill his goal while at-
FOR MANY, JUST boxing in the club
is an end in itself, but a few members do
have higher pugilistic aspirations. Sen-
soli, billed as the "Ring Tactician", is
one of them. According to Sensoli, he
and a couple of the more experienced
fighters (he named Jennings and
Douthit) are thinking about entering
the Golden Gloves next year. Sensoli, a
medical student would ultimately like
to become a ring doctor at professional
The fighters are trained by Egan,
who ran a boxing club in London,
England before coming to Michigan.
Egan finds running the club enjoyable
because, "I find it sweet relief from
being polite to people."
Egan revived the club three years
ago along with John Adsit, older
brother of Dan. The club presently has
22 members on its roster.
MANY OF THE members fought
before an audience for the first time
last night. There were about 100 spec-
tators in Elbel Field House, and judging
from their reaction, the best fight oc-
cured when Pedro "The Pounder"
Sierra went up against Hans Stricker.
The field house is open for training
four days a week and Dan Adsit states
that one of the club's goals is to teach
people with no experience how to
defend themselves, so new members
are definitely welcome.
A typical day's workout begins with
stretching and shadow boxing. After
that, the fighters work on the speed
bag, the heavy bag and a double ended
bag known to club members as the "in-
furiator." Sparring, pad work, jumping
rope and sit-ups are also a regular part
of the daily workout.
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Ken Hicks (left) and Timur Kocac of the Michigan Boxing Club square off in a match last night at Elbel Field House.
The fight was part of the club's Spring Boxing Exhibition.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Special to the Daily
OXFORD, Ohio - Mike Watters and
rain water were the stories here
yesterday. The Michigan second
baseman knocked in seven runs in the
Wolverines' 14-4 win over Miami in the
first game of a doubleheader, and af-
ternoon thundershowers washed out the
second game. The Wolverines were
leading 8-1 in the fifth inning of the
second game before it was called.
Watters helped Michigan improve its
record to 13-0 by contributing a grand
slam, a two-run homer and a bases
loaded walk in game one.
WATTERS also sparked the
Wolverines' seven-run first inning by
leading off with a single. With three on
and one oit in the first, rightfielder Jeff
Minick quickly put the Wolverines on
the scoreboard with a bases-clearing
triple. Dan Disher brought home
Minick with a sacrifice fly, and after
two walks and a single, Watters made
the score 7-0 with a grand slam to right-
Michigan scored a run in the second
on a Casey Close double before scoring
in each of the last three innings.
Watters smacked a two-run homer in
the fifth inning and Close added a solo
shot in sixth. The Wolverines scored
again in the sixth on an Eric Sanders'.
single and a Watters' bases-loaded
walk. Rob Huffman concluded
Michigan's scoring with an RBI single
in the seventh.
WATTERS' three hit, seven RBI per-
formance followed a four-for-four game
against Grand Valley State on
Scott Kamieniecki went all the way
for the Wolverines in the first contest,
yielding just six hits while striking out
five. Kamieniecki is already 4-0 after
leading the team with just eight wins
Michigan was ahead 8-1 in the top of
the fifth inning of the second game
before the umpires called it. According
to NCAA rules, even doubleheader
games must go five full innings before
they can be considered official contests.
Ken Hayward, Kurt Zimmerman,
and Close chipped in two RBIs a piece
in game two before it was washed out.
Miami, now 6-6, has lost four games
to the Wolverines this season, including
three losses during its spring trip in
Texas. The Redskins will try to get
revenge here this afternoon as the two
clubs play another doubleheader.
... seven RBIs
single by Leon Roberts. The Tigers
picked up three runs in the fourth when
Barbaro Garbey had an RBI single and
Detroit scored a pair of unearned runs.
In the fifth, the Tigers scored four
runs on five hits off Candelaria,
highlighted by Leon Roberts' two-run
Detroit picked up one run in the
seventh and six runs in the ninth, off pit-
cher Lee Tunnell. Marty Castillo hit a
grand-slam homer in the ninth.
Playoffs may be seven games
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP)-Major-
league baseball moved closer yester-
day to expanding its playoffs from a
best-of-five to a best-of-seven series,
the chief negotiator for club owners
"We think that we made a little
progress on it," said Lee MacPhail,
president of the owners' Player
Relations Committee, following 21/2
hours of meetings with the players'
union. "We'll go into our meeting on
Tuesday in Palm Springs California
with the idea of coming out with a yes or
MACPHAIL HAD said earlier in the
week that owners would have to resolve
the issue with the players' union by
yesterday in order to satisfy NBC, the
network televising the 1985 National
and American League playofWsC
"We're encouraged that it (the net-14
work) will hold until next week," Mac-
The major obstacle to the expansion
of the series remains the method of
splitting up the $9 million in television
revenue the extra games could
generate. The players have demanded
that they get one-third of the total.
"WE ARE TRYING to find a concept,
a vehicle, which would allow us to go to
the television networks and say, GoE
ahead with the seven-game playoffs,'
without giving either side an advantage
in the rest of the negotiations," said
Donald Fehr, acting executive director
of the players' union. "I think we'll
definitely, know, yes or no, by
MacPhail said owners are adamant
about not yielding to players' demands
for a percentage of any revenues.
"The basic idea is this: The game is
not played until after the season, and
the money is not received until after the
games are played," MacPhail said.
"Both of us are confident we will have
an overall settlement by the end of the
The players' basic agreement with
owners expired at the end of last year.
More than a dozen bargaining sessions
have been held between the two sides
since last November.
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Tigers 18, Pirates 3
The Detroit Tigers slammed John
Candelaria for 12 hits and 11 runs in
five innings in an 18-3 exhibition
baseball romp yesterday over the Pit-
After Candelaria's performance,
Pirates Manager Chuck Tanner
assigned the veteran left-hander to the
bullpen. The two held a discussion in
the dugout, after which Candelaria,
heading for the clubhouse, kicked his
glove over the right field fence.
CANDELARIA was tagged for four
runs in the second inning on a bases-
loaded double by Pedro Chavez and a.
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Redmen stand in Hoyas' path
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP)-St. John's
Coach Lou Carnesecca has reached the
point whe're he simply refers to Chris
Mullin, Walter Berry and Bill Wen-
nington as his "Big Three."
Although the shortest of the group is
Mullin at 6-foot-6, size has nothing to do
with the name. Offense does.
MULLIN, THE All-America guard;
Berry, the 1984 Junior College Player of
the Year, and Wennington, a 7-foot cen-
ter, haveaccounted for 49.9 of the third-
ranked Redmen's 76.2 points in their 31-
3 season that has brought them to
today's NCAA semifinal showdown
with No. 1 Georgetown, 34-2.
Although Mullin and Wennington
have been playing at St. John's for the
past four years, Berry, a 6-8 forward, is
the new kid on the block.
"Walter has come in and really added
a new dimension to our team as far as
the running game because of his
rebounding," Mullin said. "In the half-
court game, we get the ball inside down
low and he's a great scoring threat."
BERRY HAS SCORED in double
figuresin every game and is second to
Mullin's 20.2 average with a mark of
17.2. Berry leads the team in reboun-
ding with an 8.8 average.
Wennington, who averages 12.5 points
and 6.4 rebounds per game, gives Berry
credit for his defense as well.
Mullin, however, still has been the
mainstay of the Redmen's offense, also
leading the team in assists 150 and
two years, isn't worried that the Red-
men's first trip to the Final Four in 33
-years is a disadvantage.
"We are familiar with them, we know
what we have to do, it's just a matter of
doing it," Mullin said. "It looks easy on
paper but when you have a team as
good as Georgetown, it becomes a lot
harder to do it on the floor."
said yesterday following the Tigers';
final practice for the national cham-
pionship basketball semifinals at Rupp
"ANY FOUR teams could be here
now," the Memphis State forward said.
"It just so happens the best four teams
are here. The Big East has a good con-
ference, but right now it's not in the
tournament - just three of her teams."
The three others are Villanova, the
"outsider" in the tournament, which
will play Memphis State in Saturday's
opening game at 3:42 p.m. EST, and
defending champion Georgetown and
St. John's, which finished ranked in 1-3
in the final Associated Press poll and
will be facing each other for the fourth
time this season.
Dana Kirk, the Tigers' coach, took a
different view of the subject. Asked how
he felt about being the only non-Big
East team, he replied: 'We've already
won the non-Catholic championship.
That'sours, OK," St. John's is a
Catholic institution, Georgetown is
Jesuit and Villanova Augustinian.
PIVOTAL to the success or failure of
the Tigers Saturday and, if they get any
farther, in Monday night's national
championship game, will be the success
or failure of Keith Lee to avoid fouling
out. He's been charged with at least
four fouls in 11 of the past 12 games,
fouling out four times.
"When Keith is in the game, he's a
threat any kind of way," Holmes said.
"A lot of offensive rebounds, a lot of
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