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the Michigan Daily

Friday, September 18, 1987

Page 13

Runners seek a new balance

By IAN RATNER
Although Michigan football
appears unable to compensate for the
loss of their top gun Jim Harbaugh,
cross-country coach Ron Warhurst
does not envision his runners
suffering the same fate.
The loss of last year's Big Ten
champion Chris Brewster will hurt,
but should not cripple the team. The
cross-country squad will feature last
year's Big Ten runner-up, junior All-
American John Scherer, and talented
sophomore Brad Barquist.
With eleven runners capable of
filling only seven spots, Warhurst
expects improvement over last year's
fifth-place finish, despite capturing
the first and second best individual
times in the Big Tens.
"I WOULD be very, very dis-
appointed if we didn't place in the
top five of the Big Tens," said
Warhurst. "We're considerably
deeper. We'll miss Chris Brewster,
but we've really tightened up our
situation a lot."

The improvement is due to the
addition of newcomers Joe Mc-
Known, Darryl Eddy, and Tony
Carna, and junior transfers John
McKay and Ryan Robinson. A
"scrub" by his own admission during
last year's campaign, Eddy surprised
the field by taking third in last
week's time trials behind Scherer and
Barquist.
Freshman McKnown and Carna,
Ohio state champions in their
respective divisions, will provide
much needed depth.
The top nine finishers from last
Friday's time trials will compete in
Saturday's Michigan Invitational in
Mt. Pleasant, Mich. which features
Eastern Michigan, Western Mich-
igan, Central Michigan, Michigan
State and University of Detroit.
This tune-up for the Big Tens
will provide a measuring stick as to
who will capture the seven spots in
the ensuing meets. For the moment,
Warhurst will hold out transfers
McKay and Robinson, w h o s e

eligibility to compete has yet to be
finalized.
Joe Schmidt, the team's sole
senior, junior Tim Fraleigh, and
sophomore Jeff Barnett round out
this weekend's competitors for
Michigan. Although Schmidt placed
only seventh in the time trials,
Warhurst expects the Gross Pointe
native to provide strong finishes as

the season unfolds.
"I expect good things from
Scherer, Barquist, and Schmidt," said
Warhurst while noting that last
week's top seven finishers will not
necessarily represent Michigan in the
meets to follow. "We're not prepared
to run a championship meet. I
usually like two weeks of practice
under our belts (before competing).

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All-American John Scherer (front) will lead Michigan's cross-
country team as it seeks to improve upon last year's fifth-place Big
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' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -
Rick Reuschel pitched a two-hitter
:as the San Francisco Giants won
their sixth straight game by beating
;,the Houston Astros 4-0 yesterday.
Reuschel (13-7) pitched his fourth
-shutout of the season - the first
:since joining the Giants in late
August - and his 12th complete
game. Both total are tops in the
'National League. He walked one,
struck out five and did not allow a
Brunner past first base.
Danny Darwin (8-10) matched
Reuschel until the sixth, when he
allowed two-out walks to Candy
Maldonado and Will Clark and a
two-run double to Bob Brenly.
The Giants' winning streak is
their longest of the season, and the
victory moved them a step closer to
;clinching their first division title
since 1971. The loss dropped the
third-place Astros nine and one-half
:games off the Dace.
xpos 4, Mets 1
. MONTREAL (AP) - Pascual
Perez pitched a four-hitter and Hubie
Brooks broke a sixth-inning tie with
as the Montreal Expos defeated the
New York Mets last night.
Perez (4-0) struck out eight and
walked one en route to his second
straight complete game. The Expos
have won all six games Perez has
started since his recall from Class
AAA Indianapolis.
With the score tied, 1-1, Mitch
Webster walked leading off the sixth
against starter David Cone (5-4) and
Brooks followed with his 12th
homer of the season, a drive over the
right-field fence.
The Mets took a 1-0 lead in the
first when Howard Johnson walked,
went to second on Keith Hernandez's
single, and scored Darryl Straw-
:berry 's single.
The Expos tied the score in their
half of the first when Webster -was
yhit by a pitch and came around to
*score on Brooks's double to left.
b In the Montreal eighth, Brooks
isingled, Tim Wallach walked, and
AAndres Galarraga got an infield
single to load the bases against
reliever Doug Sisk. Jesse Orosco
came on and hit Mike Fitzgerald
with a pitch to force in a run.
lPtillies 4, Cubs 3
:PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Steve
Jeltz's two-out double capped a
,three-run second inning and the
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PHILADELPHIA (AP)- Wide
receiver Cris Carter, picked in the
fourth round by the Philadelphia
Eagles in a supplemental draft,
signed four one-year contracts with
the NFL club Thursday, a team
spokesman said.
Carter, an All-American at Ohio
State, was declared ineligible for
college football after signing with
agents.
Eagles Coach Buddy Ryan said
Carter would be able to carve a
prominent niche on the team.
"If he's as good as I think he is,
he'll compete for the starting job,"
Ryan said. "We know he'll havebto
learn (the system)."
Carter, while saying he wants to
become a starter, indicated he won't
be impatient.
"I have some good receivers ahead
of me and I can learn a lot from
them," he said. "I'm basically not
put in a situation where I have to
contribute a lot immediately."
Carter also said he had stayed in
condition.
"I've caught a lot of passes," he
said. "It's just basically the
repetitions of practice I need. It
doesn't matter how good of shape

you're in if you don't know the
offense."
Terms of the contract were not
disclosed at the hastily-called news
conference at Veterans Stadium, said
Ed Wisneski, an Eagles spokesman.
According to a report published
Sept. 5 in the Columbus Post
Dispatch, Carter was expected to
seek a three-year contract worth
$900,000, including a $150,000
signing bonus.
By drafting Carter in the Sept. 4
supplemental draft, the Eagles gave
up their first-round pick in the
regular draft next spring.

Jeltz doubled home two runs in the
second and scored on Juan Samuel's
double.
Padres 7, Braves I
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Benito
Santiago homered and doubled to
extend his hitting streak to 21
games, longest in the National
League this season, and Garry
Templeton had a three-run inside-the-
park home run as the San Diego
Padres downed the Atlanta Braves 7-
1.
Eric Show (8-16) pitched an
eight-hitter for his fifth complete
game and improved his career record
against Atlanta to 11-2.

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