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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily - Sunday, April 14, 1985
Hoosier errors give

softballers split

If the oft-repeated axiom "Baseball
or softball is 90 percent pitching" is
taken as a given, then these are the next
most important rules to follow:
Lesson One: The best offense is a
good defense. Lesson Two: The impor-
tance of hitting cannot be denied.
The softball team learned these
lessons in reverse order yesterday. Fir-
st, the team was held to one hit in a 3-0
shutout by Hoosier Amy Unterbrink.
Then, in the second game of the twin-
bill, the team laughed long and heartily
as six Indiana errors produced an easy
7-1 win.
UNTERBRINK was the all-
important factor in the opener. The
towering junior from Chelsea,
Michigan retired the first thirteen bat-
ters she faced with her rising fastball
allowing only easy grounders from the
Wolverine hitters.
Michigan's only hit was a blistering
ground ball up the middle hit by
designated hitter Marcie Smith in the
fifth. Unterbrink finished with seven
Michigan's Vicki Morrow, going
against Unterbrink, pitched a gutsy
game, overcoming some control
problems to retire Indiana in order in
the second and third innings. Only the
first run she gave up was earned. That
came in the first, on a seeing-eye infield
popup, a walk and a single up the mid-
dle by Hoosier shortstop Jenny Mc-
THE SECOND run came in the third,
on a questionable call by the umpire,
when Indiana outfielder Tammy Con-
ner hit a pop-up into short right-center
field. Rightfielder Linda Allen, center-
fielder Mari. Foster, and second
baseman Mary Bitkowski collided on
the ball.
Bitkowski emerged from the point of
impact with the ball held high, but she
stumbled and fell over, having lost her
balance in the brush with her team-
mates. A moment later, the ball popped
loose and Conner was called safe at
second. Hoosier third baseman Pam
Lee, who had singled, stolen second and
moved to third on a bunt by first
baseman Caroline Berger, scored on
the play.
Bitkowski's second error allowed In-
diana's final run to score. Covering first
on a grounder to Mena Reyman she

dropped the first baseman's underhand
toss, permitting Indiana shortstop
Stacey Hodge to cross the plate.
ALTHOUGH Unterbrink was again
the starter for Indiana, Michian quickly
grabbed a lead in the second game. Af-
ter shortstop Lisa Panetta led off with a
line single to right, Vicki Morrow
placed a slow infield single between the
mound and Stacey Hodge, now playing
second. Mena Reyman struck out
trying to bunt, but rightfielder Linda
Allen delivered the Wolverines' first

FINALLY, Reyman sent Morrow and
Panetta home with a smash triple to
left-center. Reyman was stranded, as
Allen tapped a grounder to second and
Alicia Seegert'struck out.
The third inning brought relief for In-
diana, in the form of junior pitcher
Kim Mourer, who escaped the inning
unscathed. Mourer wore a nose protec-
tor strapped over her head after
breaking her nose while training in
California. Not to be outdone,
sophomore outfielder Julie Smith, who
broke her nose a week ago in practice,
sported a hockey helmet as she played
Blevins didn't blame Unterbrink for
Michigan's big second inning, but took
her out anyway. "She pitched well -
we just didn't play well behind her"
said Blevins. "I was planning to go with
her thrugh the third, but I took her out
one inning early."
MICHIGAN picked up some extra in-
surance in the fourth on a two-run
single by Alicia Seegert, playing
second. Panetta had reached base on an
error, Reyman had walked and both
had moved into scoring position on a
Linda Allen bunt.
While the Indiana hurlers were
having trouble, Michigan freshman
Michelle Bolster was completing her
three-hitter. Hoosier centerfielder
Nancy Savage, whose name and ap-
pearance suggest a miniature Sid
Vicious, scored Indiana's only run on a
sacrifice following her line double to
deep left-center.
With two outs in the sixth, the
Wolverines scored again. When the an-
nouncer. mispronounced Reyman's
name, the senior from Royal Oak
looked her down, then ripped a single
between short and third. Reyman
scored when Seegert singled to center
following Linda Allen's single.
MICHIGAN head coach Carol Hut-
chins was grudgingly satisfied with the
doubleheader split. "As inconsistenly
as we played, we're lucky to split," she
But Blevins was not. "It was disap-
pointing" she said. "If they
legitimately beat us, it's different. But
you're not going to win with six errors."
If Michigan can learn Lesson Two, it
looks as though they will win a lot of


... tosses three-hitter

run of the day on a grounder hit deep
enough to short for Panetta to beat the
throw home.
Michigan increased its lead to 4-0 on
three consecutive Indiana errors in the
second. Following Mari Foster's
leadoff strikeout, Marcie Smith
reached first when Hooser first
baseman Caroline Berge; dropped the
bullet thrown by Pam Lee, who had
fielded Smith's grounder.
Panetta made it to second, pushing
Smith to third, when Indiana overthrew
first base on another easy play. Smith
scored on Morrow's bunt single that
followed, when Indiana catcher Mary
Haslinger overthrew first base. The
errant throw put Morrow on second.


Daily Photo by DAN HABIB
Sophomore pitcher Vicki Morrow winds up during the first game of yesterday's doubleheader with Indiana. Morrow
sae up seven hits in the Hoosiers' 3-0 win.

Sutter, Trottier
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP)-Bryan defensive record si
Trottier's third-period goal on New season, withstood t
York's first goal scoring opportunity of protected the lead u
the game led the Islanders to a 2-1 vic- slap shot by LouI
tory- over the Washington Capitals last two-on-one break.
night that kept alive the Islanders' Sutter clinchedi
hopes of another Stanley Cup. from almost the sa
Trottier scored. H
Brent Sutter scored the second goal brother, Duane, at1
eight minutes later as the Islanders,
four-time Stanley Cup champions, Sabres 6, Nor
averted elimination.
Game 4 of the best-of-five National BUFFALO, N.Y
Hockey League playoff series will be dreychuk's goal lat
played here Sunday night with capped a Buffalo c
Washington leading two games to one. the Sabres a 6-4 vic
the Quebec Nordiqi
Trottier's goal, at 5:11 of the final Hockey League
session, was set-up by Bob Bourne after semifinal.
the Capitals blew a two-on-one break. Lindy Ruff, Bill H
Bourne captured the puck off the skate Tucker and Ric Se
of Washington's Bob Carpenter, fed a Buffalo, while the]
streaking Trottier, who skated into the from Michel Gou]
left face-off circle and fired a -20-foot J.F. Sauve and Alai
slap fhot that deflected off the stick of Cote's goal gave
diving Capital defenseman Rod with less than eigh
Langway. the game, but the Sa
The goal gave Trottier 150 career Tucker's goal, And
playoff points, tying him with Stan seconds later and S
Mikita for fourth place on the all-time empty Quebec net.
scoring list. The Nordiques,v
After that, the game opened up as the the two previous
Capitals pressed for a tie. But the jumped out ahead
Islanders, who this year had their worst goal of the series in1

ince their first NHL
he pressure. Smith
with a pad save on a
Franceschetti on a
it with a slap shot
me spot from where
e was set up by his
13:44. ,
rdiques 4
. (AP)-Dave An-
e in the third period
omeback that gave
ctory last night over
ues in their National
Adams Division
Hajt, Paul Cyr, John
iling also tallied.for
Nordiques got goals
let, Anton Stastny,'
n Cote.
Quebec a 4-3 lead
t minutes to play in
abres answered with
reychuk's winner 40
eiling's shot into an
who scored first in
games, once again
with Goulet's third
the first period.

Canadiens 4, Bruins 2
BOSTON (AP) - Mats Maslund and
Bobby Smith scored on power plays in a
three-minute span to give Montreal a 3-6
0 first-period lead, and the Canadiens
beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 last night to
take a 2-1 edge in their National Hockey
League playoff series.,
Boston threatened on goals by
Charlie Simmer in the final minute of
the first period and Dave Reid late in
the second to cut the lead to 3-2.
Black Hawks 8,
Red Wings 2
DETROIT (UPI)-Steve Larmer,
Darryl Sutter and Denis Savaro scored6
less than three minutes apart in the
second period Saturday night to lead
the Chicago Black Hawks to a 8-2 vic-
tory over the Detroit Red Wings and
complete a sweep of their three-game
first round Stanley Cup series.
The 9-5, 6-1 and 8-2 scores gave
Chicago an NHL record for most goals
in a preliminary Stanley Cup Series,
The old was by Minnesota in 1981 when
it outscored Boston, 20-13.
Larmer scored on a power play at
7:17 of the middle period, Sutter scored
1:22 later and Savard converted a rink
wide pass 2:56 later to give Chicago a 4-
0 lead.

The Washington Capitals' Rod Languray battles with the New York Islanders' Brent Sutter in a
League playoff game last night. The Islanders bounced back from a 2-0 series deficit with a 2-1 win1
semi-final playoff.

Associated Press
National Hockey
in the best of five


Undefeated Tigers top KC, 3-1

KANSAS CITY, Mo, (AP)-Tom Brookens doulbed home
the tying run and scored the go-ahead run on a bases-loaded
walk in the eighth inning yesterday while Jack Morris fired a
five-hitter and the unbeaten Detroit Tigers posted a 3-1 vic-
tory over Kansas City in a rematch of last year's American
League playoff opponents. -
The world champion Tigers, who made a shambles of last
year's American League East race with a 35-5 start, have
won all four games this season after winning their first nine a
year ago.
MORRIS, 2-0, struck out seven and walked four in out-
dueling Bud Black, 1-1, who took a five-hitter and a 1-0 lead
into the eighth. Rookie Chris Pittaro began the rally with a
one-out single, and went to second on a wild pitch before
Brookens tied it with his double.
With the bases loaded, bullpen ace Dan Quinsenberry came
in and hit Chet Lemon with a pitch to force Trammell home
with the third run of the inning.
Orioles 8, Blue Jays 7
BALTIMORE (AP)-Eddie Murray's three-run homer
capped a six-run eighth inning yesterday as the Baltimore
Orioles battled from a five-run deficit and beat the Toronto

home run and RBI champion, belted a two-run homer yester-
day as the unbeaten Boston Red Sox rolled to a 7-2 victory
over the Chicago White Sox.
Oil Can Boyd, 2-0, scattered five hits as the Red Sox stret-
ched their record to 4-0 for the first time since 1973.
BOYD, A 145-pound right-hander, struck out five, walked
one and threw 123 pitches on 40-degree weather.
Armas belted his second home run of the season into the-
left-field screen after Mike Easler opened the second inning
with a single off Chicago starter Floyd Bannister, 0-1.
The Red Sox regained the lead in thier half of the fifth on
Wade Boggs' RBI double and Jim Rice's run-scoring single.
Cubs 8, Expos 3
CHICAGO (AP) - Gary Matthews drove in three runs with
a single and a two-run homer and Jody Davis also blasted a
two-run homer yesterday to lead the Chicago Cubs- to an 8-3
victory over the Montreal Expos.
Davis also hit a "second-chance" double in a two-run
second innig when his pop foul dropped between catcher
Mike Fitzgerald and first baseman Dan Driessen. Ron Cey,
who had singled, went to third on Davis' double and rookie
Shawon Dunston drove in the tying and lead runs with a

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