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Tigers
By JOE DEVYAK
Special to the Daily
DETROIT - A total of eleven pit-
chers pawed away at the mound before
Dave Von Ohlen walked Tom Brookens
with the bases loaded in the bottom of
the tenth inning to give the Tigers an 11-
10 win over the Indians.
The game marked the debut of Tiger
pitcher Walt Terrell. After surviving a
rough first inning, the Milt Wilcox look-
alike was touched for four runs in the
second.
WITH ONE out, George Vukovich
doubled and advanced to third on a
single. Vuckovich scored when Tony
Bernazard lifted a sacrifice fly to cen-
ter. Brett Butler singled and a Julio
Franco walked to load the bases. The
trio was sent scampering home on Mel
Hall's double.
The Tigers stormed back with five

topple
runs of their own in the bottom half of
the inning. Darrell Evans started the
surge off by singling. Larry Herndon
followed with another one sacker. Chris
Pittaro then delivered Detroit's first
run with a double.
ALAN TRAMELL tied the game by
driving one of Don Schulze's pitches
over the fence in left-center field. Not to
be outdone, Kirk Gibson lofted a
towering fly ball off of the facing of the
upper deck in right field..
The Indians tied the game in the four-
th inning when Terrell walked Franco
with the bases loaded. A sacrifice fly by
Joe Carter put the Indians ahead, 6-5.
Detroit answered the Indian uprising
in their half of the inning. Chet Lemon
slashed a double inside the bag at third.
Mike Jeffcoat then replaced Schulze.
Lemon romped home when a Lou
Whitaker liner was misplayed by Joe
Carter for a two base error. _

The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 12, 1985 - Page 9
Tribe in ten

AUP ELIO LOPEZ replaced Bair in
the fifth inning. A Butler sacrifice fly
and a Franco single gave the Indians a
two run lead, 8-6.
A John Grubb single, an Evan's
double, and a Lemon ground out
resulted in a Tiger tally. The fifth in-
ning ended with the home team trailing
8-7.
Detroit tied the game in the sixth
when Lance Parrish doubled home
Trammell, who had reached base on a
single. Jamie Easterly replaced Tom
Waddell and finished the inning un-
scathed.
IN THE seventh, Cleveland regained
the two run advantage. Franco singled
Bernazard home and Willie Hernandez
replaced Lopez. Carter promptly
touched him for a run-producing single.
In the ninth, Dave Bergman
delivered a pinch hit single. Tom

Brookens went in to run for him and
promptly stole second. Herndon even-
tually singled him home to send the
game into extra innings.
AFTER HERNANDEZ retired the
side in order in the tenth, the stage was
set for Brookens' heroics. Dave Von
Ohlen had been inserted to work the
tenth. Shortstop Franco made a wild
throw on Pittaro's grounder to lead off
the inning. Whitaker quickly sacrificed
him to second.
Trammell was intentionally walked to
put runners on first and second with one
out. Gibson flew out, but Pittaro wisely
advanced to third. The Indians then
gave Parrish a free pass with two outs
to load the bases. Brookens stepped to
the plate and watched three con-
secutive balls before Von Ohlen threw a
strike. The next pitch was wide and the
Tigers' record remained perfect with
three wins and no losses.

BIG TEN LEAD AT STAKE:

Hoosiers are ne.

Associated Press
Cleveland Indians second baseman Tony Bernazard relays the ball to first
base after putting Kirk Gibson out in action at Tiger Stadium yesterday. The
double play attempt was unsuccessful, as was the Indians' bid for a win in
the 11-10 Tiger victory.
THE SPORTING VIEWS
Want to own your own dynasty?...
...this league sfor you
By ADAM OCHLIS
It was 11 p.m. last Saturday night, and we had yet to begin what is now
just known as, "The Draft ." But when a co-owner of the Purple Raines
walked through the door at 4 Fairfield Drive in Lexington, MA, the first
National Leaguer was put up for auction.
"Bob Horner, five dollars," said Greg Sahagian, owner of the Sahag Kids
(an obvious take off of the former San Francisco4Giant great). It was now
11:25. We were staring the wee hours of the morning right in the face
Now it was time to decide. 1 had live and died with Horner, the fragile
Atlanta Brave third baseman last season and when he broke his wrist
(again) in May, so went the pennant hopes for my franchise, The Adams
Family (you figure it out). Furthermore, I had spent $36 for Horner, and for
what-three homers, nineteen runs batted in, and a summer of mourning. I
should have sued for mental anguish.
I told myself that in no way would I bid more than ten dollars for Horner,
and thought that since most of the eight franchises would also be reluctant to
go-hard for him, I might be able to steal him. Well, when Carl Rosenblatt,
owner of the Captain Marvell's (after beloved star Marvell Wynne) big ten
bucks for Horner, I was out of the auction. Eventually Horner went for $15 to
the Marvell's who were apparently out to make a more powerful lineup than
the one they had assembled last season.
And thus began our second Rotisserie League season.
The rules and regulations of the original Rotisserie League, whose title
comes from a New York restaurant, are drawn up in the book Rotisserie
League Baseball. After reading the book from cover to cover we decided to
start up our own league. There were 16 of us, so eight teams, two owners per
team, with original team names were made.
Following the book (which incidently is still selling in the stores) step by
step, we held our first auction last April. The rules are numerous, yet simple.
Basically, each team gathers together 23 major leaguers (nine pitchers, five
outfielders, six infielders, two catchers and one utility player), and follows
(and I do mean follows) their actual performance over the season. Since we
had only eight teams, we still went by the book and used only National
League players even though our hearts lie with the Red Sox and the
American League.-
The book tells you that you have a maximum of $260 with which to make
your team, but for obvious financial reasons, we aggreed to chop off the last
zero and play for $26 a team (thus Horner went for $3.60 not $36-we like to
think big though).
By trading, waiving, and as the book says, "creatively juggling players on
the disabled list," we'd all try for a championship. The winner is the one
who, at the end of the season, had the players who collectively collected the
most home runs, RBI's, batting average, stolen bases, wins, saves, earned
run average and ratio (pitchers' hits allowed plus walks, divided by innings
pitched).
The teams which place among the top four at season's end receive a frac-
tion ofthe kitty, which is built up throughout the season (trades cost a dollar
a team, picking up a player who no one took in the auction costs two, etc.).
Last year's first place check went to the IRA Accounts, owned by Rob (don't
laught) Ira Adler. The check was for $186.
But on this holiday weekend we all gathered again, each of us attempting
to form a pennant winning ballclub. None of us had the $260 (remember,
that's really only $26) to spend as we are forced to keep between 7 and 15
players that we owned last year. Therefore, I was ready to spend the $62
dollars I still had left in buying ten players.
I finally picked up my first player at 12:45 a.m., pitcher Bill Gullickson. I
had waited 18 players until Gullickson was put upfor bids, and since I hadn't
picked up a much needed ace for my staff (Mario Soto-$25, and Fernando
Valenzuela-$21 were too expensive for my tastes), I figured I had to go all
out for this Expo hurler. I got him for $17.
I couldn't stop there, however, as pitching is just as important as hitting.
While I already had Dale Murphy, Pedro Guerrero, Ryne Sandberg and Jack
Clark among others to keep me in the running for all the hitting categories, I
only had five pitchers on my roster. At 1:30 I picked up Chicago's Steve
Trout, at 2:30 Andy Hawkins, and at 2:45 Ken Howell to add to my already
formidable bullpen of Lee Smith and Doug Sisk.
For now though, it is time to sit back and pray. Just like in "real" baseball,
it takes luck to win a pennant in the Rotisserie League. I figure that if
Hawkins wins 15 games, if Bruce ($1) Berenyi can find a way to win 13, and
if Andy Van Slyke can steal 40 bases I have a shot at the pennant.
Wait, I see where St. Louis catcher Tom Nieto went 3-for-4. He's mine, you
know. That makes my day.

By SCOTT SHAFFER
The softball team will renew its
rivalry with Indiana this weekend, but
this year the stakes are higher than
usual-first place in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines, who lead Indiana by
percentage points in the Big Ten race,
will play host to the Hoosiers for two
doubleheaders this weekend. Michigan,
11-9 overall, leads the Big Ten with a 3-1
mark in conference play, while Indiana
is 4-2 in Big Ten action and 26-10-1
overall.
MICHIGAN IS coming off a Wed-
nesday doubleheader sweep of the
University of Detroit, but the team's
hitting is still a problem. Despite the
sweep the Wolverines scored only four
runs in the two wins. The team batting
average is .189.
'The lack of hitting will mean that the
defense and pitching must be excellent
if the Wolverines are to retain first
place. "We've got to have good pitching
and keep them out of games by not let-
ting them score," said head coach
Carol Hutchins.
The probable starting pitchers for
Michigan are Vicki Morrow (6-1, 0.77
ERA) and Michelle Bolster (3-4, 1.58
ERA). Pitcher Mari Foster, who suf-
fered a ruptured ear drum when she
was beaned by a Detroit pitcher, is
questionable for this weekend.
INDIANA COACH Gayle Blevins,

called "one of the best in the country"
by Hutchins, will counter by sending
Kim Mourer (12-1, 0.54 ERA) and
Michigander Amy Unterbrink (7-4, 0.45
ERA) to the mound. Despite the record,
Hutchins regards Untebrink as the
Hoosier ace.
The Indiana hitting attack is led by
right fielder Karleen Moore and third
baseman Pam Lee. Moore is batting
.462, while Lee is hitting .393.
'Beating Indiana would
be great by itself, but
beating Gayle (Blevins)
would make the wins a
lot better.'
- Carol Hutchins
The Wolverine batters are paced by
shortstop Lisa Panetta, a .307 hitter and l
defending Big Ten batting champ
Alicia Seegert, presently hitting at a
.271 clip.
INDIANA'S assistant coach Diane
Stevenson said she expects a very com-
petitive series because, "we both are
the same type of team. We both try to
force mistakes instead of waiting for
the other to make them."

xtfor softba
Stevenson wants Indiana to try to series is a homeco
break open the games early, by using The other reaso
the Hoosiers' superior hitting to avoid connection betwe(
close contests. two teams. First
Hutchins calls the series a "dog served under Blev
fight". If either team pulls off a four was an assistant4
game sweep or even takes three, they the players on th
may be able to control their own destiny Blevins' present
as far as the Big Ten pennant race is "Beating Indian
concerned. itself, but beatir
THIS IS especially true for Hutchins would make the w
Hutchins.
This weekend co
in the seasons of b
come is decisive.
games with Mic
scratch out runs a
the big innings.

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oming for them.
n for the rivalry is the
en the coaches of the
year coach Hutchins
vins in 1981, when she
coach for IU. One of
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assistant, Stevenson.
na would be great by
ng Gayle (Blevins)
insa lot better," said
uld be a turning point
both teams if the out-
Expect low scoring
higan struggling to
nd Indiana going for

and her squad, which has already
defeated the pre-season favorite Nor-
thwestern three out of four games.
Both Hutchins and Stevenson point
out that the Indiana-Michigan rivalry is
intense for two reasons. First of all, In-
diana recruits heavily in Michigan, so
there is somewhat of a battle for local
talent. For the Michiganders who chose
to attend school in Bloomington, this

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CHICAGO (AP) - Ron Cey hit a
three-run home run and Steve Trout
checked the Pittsburgh Pirates on three
hits in leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-1
victory yesterday.
Cey's homer, his first hit of the
season, capped a four-run fourth inning
against loser Jose DeLeon, who last
season collected four of his seven pit-
ching triumphs at the expense of the
Cubs.
GARY Matthews opened the fourth
with a single and went to third when
Leon Durham's ground ball skipped
past third baseman Bill Madlock for an
error.
Matthews scored on a wild pitch and
.Keith Moreland beat out a bunt single
before Cey slugged his homer into the
left field bleachers.
Trout, who issued two walks in the
third inning, did not allow a hit until
Jason Thompson dropped a single into
center field one out in the top of the
fourth.
Red Sox 6, Yankees 4
BOSTON (AP) - Dwight Evans.
drove in three runs with a sacrifice fly
and his second home run of the season
yesterday as Boston downed New York
6-4, the firsf Red Sox series sweep of the
Yankees since 1982.
While the Red Sox extended their
record to 3-0, the club's best start since
1973, the Yankees fell to 0-3 for the first
time in 10 years despite a homer and
four singles by Dave Winfield.
Right-hander Roger Clemens sur-
vived a 39-pitch second inning to earn

the victory with three innings of relief
help from Bob Stanley, who got the
save.
Clemens threw the 135 pitches over
six innings, allowing six hits while
striking out five and walking three.

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