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Softball
vs. Bowling Green
Today, 3 p.m.
Varsity Softball Diamond
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Men's Tennis
vs. Purdue
Friday, 2:30 p.m.
Varsity Tennis Courts

Wednesday, April 9, 1986-

Page 9

WrkId
Wolverines walk by w- Y'ld ~t

By JEFF RUSH
All Michigan had to do to defeat
Division II Wayne State yesterday
was to step to the plate and walk
away.
And keep walking, and walking and
walking.
THE WOLVERINES waltzed away
with 16 runs in the first game of
yesterday's doubleheader, beating
the Tartars 16-9. Michigan swept the
twinbill with a 5-1 victory courtesy of
the stellar pitching of junior Paul
Wenson.
"We outhit 'em in the first game,
but we gave up ten bases on balls,"
said Wayne State coach Angelo Gust.
"You might as well not outhit
somebody if you're gonna give up ten
bases on balls."
The Wolverines took advantage of
five free passes in their half of the
third and erupted for ten runs. After
Casey Close was hit by the pitch and
Bill St. Peter walked, Kourtney
Thompson blasted a home run over
the left-center field fence.
"IT WAS a God-given home run
with the wind blowing out like it was,"
Thompson said. "I hit it pretty good,
but I got it up in the wind and that's
when it carries."
"I thought we had Kourtney struck

Yne
Wayne
out on a two-strike pitch and we don't
get the call," said coach Gust. "He'.
hits a three-run homer and pretty
much empties the gates."
More like tore them down. The
Wolverines went on to score seven
more runs in the frame and open up a
13-1 lead. Tom Brock capped the
scoring with a two-run double. Brock
earlier hit a solo homer, and ended the
day with three runs batted in.
AFTER FOUR innings, the
Wolverines led 14-1, and starting pit-
cher Dan Disher showed no sign of
slowing down.
"Disher's no slug," said coach
Gust. "He's a quality pitcher. We
don't see that kind of velocity in our
conference, normally."
But the long weekend began to take
its toll. Michigan has played every
Tartars flounder
R H E
Wayne State..001 043 1 8 15 4
MICHIGAN . 2110 111 X 16 13 3
WSU: Savage, DuCharme (3), Stoe (3) and Fernandez
M: Disher, Peralta (7) and Sanders
WP-Disher (4-1) LP-Savage (0-2)
R H E
Wayne State ..... 000 001 X 1 4 2
MICHIGAN ..... 200 021 X 5 8 1
WSU: Diaz, Stone (3) and Perkins, Fernandez
M: Wenson and Gillette
WP-Wenson (1-0) LP-Diaz (0-2)

Doily Photo by MATT PETRIE
Freshman Jim Durham unleashes a swing in the opening inning of the first game in Michigan's 16-9, 5-1
doubleheader sweep of Wayne State. Durham collected four hits in yesterday's wins.

Shorthanded netters
skin Bobcats, 8-1

Softballers battle BGSU

By ERIC MAXSON
It was just a case of Ohio Univer-
sity having more than they could
handle. Even with three key in-
juries, the women's tennis team
was able to soundly defeat the
Bobcats, 8-1, at the Track and Ten-
nis Building yesterday.
The Wolverines were confident
going in, and pleased coming out.
Ohio put up some fight, but not
nearly enough to challenge the
home team.
MICHIGAN'S ONLY loss was a
default in sixth singles. Lynn Wise,
sidelined recently with an injured
foot, was held out of that spot for
safety's sake. "It's not worth it,"
said coach Bitsy Ritt, since the
competition was non-conference
and an important weekend lies
ahead. "I could've played
singles,'' Wise said, ''but it
would've set me back."
As it was, Wise played only
doubles, teamed with Leslie
Mackey, and looked strong in
defeating Ohio's Traci Keenan and
Polly Gray 6-4, 6-2.
Also winning in doubles were
Paula Reichert and Erin Ashare,
downing Cheryl Prominski and
Mary Novak, 7-5, 6-1, and Monica
Borcherts and Susie Patlovich,
who beat Kathy Maroscher and
Erin Burke, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1. Reichert
and Ashare, at first doubles, and
Mackey and Wise, at second, came
from behind to win their matches.
RITT WAS happy with the
doubles play, considering her
team's questionable health.

"We're starting to overcome some
of the injuries," said Ritt.
"Everybody did a good job."
Outstanding once again was
Ashare, who has now won 11 of her
last 12 doubles matches. The
record is even more impressive
since the sophomore wasn't a
regular at doubles last year,
posting a 4-7 record. This year,
though, she's been nearly unstop-
pable. "She's really worked on her
serve and volley game," explained
Ritt. Ashare also won at fourth
singles yesterday, crushing Ohio's
Polly Gray 6-1, 6-1.
Susie Patlovich had a big day as
well, taking fifth singles over Mary
Novak 6-0, 7-5, to go along with her
doubles victory. Patlovich doesn't
see much action, but has gotten a
chance to prove herself in the wake
of injuries. "She practices just as
hard as anybody. She's in a tough
position," says Ritt. "This is going
to help her confidence in the Big
Ten."~
Other singles winners were
Paula Reichert, downing Kelly Ar-
chibald 6-1, 6-2, Leslie Mackey,
trouncing Traci Keenan 6-0, 6-2,
and Monica Borcherts, beating
Cheryl Prominski 6-1, 6-4.
This weekend, the Wolverines
face a crucial road trip, playing
Marquette and Big Ten foes Min-
nesota and Wisconsin on con-
secutive days. Ailing Tina Basle
will make the trip and probably see
action, but injury-ridden Tricia
Horn is uncertain.

By PETE STEINERT
Michigan softball home opener,
take two.
After a rainout last Tuesday against
Western Michigan, the Wolverines
(14-7 overall, 2-2 in the Big Ten) will
try once again to open their home
season today at 3 p.m. against
Bowling Green at the Varsity Softball
Diamond.
THE FALCONS (19-13) should
prove to be a worthy non-conference
opponent for Michigan. "I don't know
that much about them," said
Wolverine head coach Carol Hutchins.
"I know they have a very improved
team, and teams like that always give
us the most trouble."
Bowling Green's top hitters have
been centerfielder Amy Lienhardt
and pitcher-designated hitter Mary
Kay Bryan. Both are hitting well over
the .300 mark. The Falcons' mound
ace has been Vicki Miwa.
Defensively, Bowling Green has
been hurt with the loss of regular cen-
terfielder and leadoff hitter Tammy
Wiatr.
FALCON HEAD coach Gail Daven-
port sees some likenesses between her
team and the Wolverines. "Michigan
is very consistent in all areas," she

said. "I think we are similar in that no
one part of our game stands out. It's
just a question of can all three (hit-
ting, pitching and defense) go
together.
"I would have to say Michigan is
one of the best teams in the region,"
she continued. "The top half of their
batting order is pretty solid."
Catcher Alicia Seegert leads the
Wolverines in batting with a .423
average. She also tops the team in
RBI with 18 and home runs with five,
her combined total for her freshman
and sophomore years.
VICKI MORROW is close behind,
batting at a .420 clip to go along with
her 6-3 record and 0.33 ERA.
Morrow will share pitching duties in
today's doubleheader with Michelle
Bolster who boasts a 5-3 record and
0.53 ERA ofther own.
"Our pitching has kept us in every
game," noted Hutchins. "It has done
everything we could ask for.
Michigan'; only question mark
might be inexperience up the middle
where the Wolverines start two
freshmen, Mary Ann Daviera at shor-
tstop and Pam Wright in centerfield.
Wright's .303 batting average,
however, makes her an offensive

asset.
"The key to winning is just getting
them up and getting them ready,"
said Hutchins. "If we don't come out
here and play, we won't win two."

State
day since last Friday. Monday night's
game against Minnesota in Min-
neapolis started at 7 p.m. and the
Wolverines weren't back in the hotel
until after midnight. They left for Ann
Arbor early yesterday and arrived
shortly before their game with Wayne
State.
THE TARTARS took advantage of
Michigan's apparent weariness, and
scored four runs in the fifth and three
more in the sixth.
"The kids weren't making the
plays they were earlier, and I think a
lot of it had to do with the fact that
they were mentally drawn," said
Michigan coach Bud Middaugh.
While Disher allowed eight of the
nine Wayne State runs, Middaugh
was never worried about the outcome
of game one. He left Disher on the
mound in preparation for this
weekend's series with Purdue.
"I KNEW Dan wouldn't have much
velocity," said Middaugh. "It'd be
awful tough playing in the outfield
since Friday, and with the length of
the trip he's a little leg-weary. But I
wanted to get 100 pitches from him.
He only threw three innings on Friday
night, and I want him stretched out
for the weekend."
Thesecond game was the antithesis
of the first. The teams combined for a
total of 12 hits, less than either team
banged out in the first. Wenson pit-
ched a complete game to nab the 5-2
victory.
Wenson's performance was sur-
prising enough. Coming into the
season his career ERA was 7.87.
Though he has been effective this
season, with a 1.69 ERA, none of his
appearances has been in a starting
role. It came as a surprise to Wenson
when Middaugh told him only yester-
day that he would start against the
Tartars.
"I HAD no idea," said Wenson after
the game.
Neither did Wayne State. The Tar-
tars managed only four hits off Wen-
son and struck out six times.
Two Wolverine runs in the bottom of
the first were all Michigan needed.
Eddie Woolwine walked to start
things, and promptly stole second
base. He scored on Casey Close's line
single to right.
The Wolverines added two in the fif-
th and one in the sixth.
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