Page 12-- The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 15, 1987
Ferris State pitchers shut down
'M' offense in doubleheader split
Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Wolverine first baseman Phil Price avoids being picked off in the first game of a doubleheader against Ferris
State yesterday. Michigan won the first game, 3-2.
Blackhawks in for shakeup
By ADAM SCHEFTER
After the Michigan baseball
team luckily beat the Ferris State
Bulldogs in the first game of
yesterday's doubleheader, 3-2, the
players covered the field with a
tarpaulin. They should have never
bothered to take it off.
The Wolverines were routed in
the second game, 7-2, by a
combination of brilliant pitching
and poor defense. Still, head coach
Bud Middaugh isn't worried.
"Baseball's funny," Middaugh
said. "You go through different
kinds of streaks. I'm not concerned
because I know the guys will
continue to work. I'd hate to be the
club we play when we put it
YESTERDAY the Wolverines
definitely did not have it together.
Senior southpaw Craig Etelamaki
silenced the Wolverine bats in the
second game, going the distance,
giving up only four hits along the
"After the first game I figured
there was no pressure because we
were playing Michigan," Etelamaki
said. "We're not expected to win. I
just went out there and did my best.
Things were working."
His cause was greatly aided in
the second inning when his team
went on to score three runs without
even getting a hit. Pitcher Chris
Starr and shortstop Steve Finken,
with their pitching and defense,
provided the Bulldogs offense.
Todd Schultz and Mark
Chambers led off the inning with
walks. Chuck Morgan then laid
down a sacrifice bunt to the right
side of the pitching mound. Starr
fielded the ball cleanly and gambled
by trying to nab the runner at third.
The gamble failed and Ferris State
had the bases loaded with no out.
THEN CAME defensive
breakdown number two - after
Steve Micketti struck out for the
first out, Keith Dutkiewicz
grounded a perfect doubleplay ball
to Finken at short. Unfortunately,
the junior was unable to come up
with the ball, and the Bulldogs had
a 1-0 lead.
With the bases still loaded, Bob
Kochie walked, adding another run,
and Larry Martin then lofted a
sacrifice fly to right for the three-
Ferris State added to that lead in
the fourth when Chuck Morgan
tagged a Starr two-strike fastball,
sending it over the wall in left.
Before the inning was up, two more
runs had come in and the Bulldogs
had all they needed.
"Ferris State played really well,"
Middaugh said. "I thought they
outplayed us in the opener also. We
were fortunate to win one of the
, THE WOLVERINES eeked
out a win in the first game
compliments of Bulldog blunders
and the standout pitching of lefty
Ferris State jumped out in front
in the second when Schultz singled,
went to second on a groundout and
scored on a single by Morgan.
The one-run deficit was erased in
the third by ,Bo's boys. Greg
McMurtry walked and Mike Gillete
followed with a single, putting
runners at first and second. Chris
Gagin capitalized on the situation,
hitting a double over the
Ferris State defensive lapses
ensued. In the fifth, with Gillete on
third and Finken on first, the
Wolverines tried a double steal.
When catcher John Faccio caught
the ball, he attempted to trick
Gillete by throwing the ball to
second base. The fielder was
supposed to be able to fire the ball
back home to pull out the play.
Unfortunately for Faccio and Ferris
State, the ball sailed into right-
center field, allowing both runner4
to cross the plate.
"It was supposed to be a trap,"
Faccio said. "We had the guy off
third, but I just overthrew it. The
ball kept rising. It was my fault."
THE BULLDOGS had a
chance to redeem their mistakes in
the last inning. After a bunt single
by Faccio and a walk by Schultz,
Kent Baker laid down a successful
sacrifice bunt to put runners at
second and third. With the tying run
in scoring position, Chuck Morgan
hit a grounder to Finken at short,
who held the runner at second and
threw to Phil Price at first for the
out. Schultz hesitated on the
grounder, then decided to go to third
and was caught dead by a Price
throw to Bill St. Peter. Still, the
Bulldog head coach was please
with his team's performance.
"Our men rose to the occasion,"
said head coach Jud Folske. "It was
tough for our men not to get down
after that first lost, but they didn't.
I'm proud of them."
The Wolverines will try to get
back on the winning track today
with a doubleheader at Eastern.
CHICXGO (AP) - The
Chicago Blackhawks, embarrassed
by losing four straight games in the
NHL playoffs to Detroit, are in for
an overhaul that includes a new
"I think we will have a major
shakedown," team owner Bill Wirtz
said Tuesday. "Our fans deserve
better than they got at the end of
The Blackhawks fell in a three-
game sweep to Toronto in the
playoffs last season when the first
round was best-of-five. This season,
they lost four consecutive games in
the best-of-seven format to the Red
WIRTZ said Bob Pulford, who
compiled a 158-155-62 coaching
record during parts of the past six
seasons, will stay on for an 11th
season as general manager but will
not return as coach. Pulford had
announced earlier he did not want to
remain behind the bench.
"Bob coached this year with the
understanding it would be his last
year as coach," Wirtz said.
The Blackhawks owner said said
he did not think the dual role of
coach and general manager bogged
Pulford down, and said he still
considers Pulford "one of the best
three coaches" in the league.
"Bob doesn't have to prove
himself," Wirtz said. "It takes 20
players to win in the playoffs."
Wirtz said he plans to look
outside the organization for a new
coach - a move that would seem
to eliminate current co-coach Roger
Neilson and Hawk captain Darryl
"There are a lot of coaches who
won't get out of their contracts
until after the playoffs," Wirtz said.
"We've started making a list of
people we'd like to consider."
Wirtz declined to discuss specific
players he might trade but said
goaltending would be a top priority.
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