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The Michigan Daily - Monday, March 27, 1989- Page 11
'M'sweeps Washtenaw Series

BY STEVEN COHEN
The Michigan baseball team won its seventh
consecutive game to raise its record to 12-4 and swept
the "Washtenaw Series," defeating its Ypsilanti
neighbor Eastern Michigan in doubleheaders last
weekend.
The Wolverines won 12-4 and 9-6 on Saturday at
Fisher Stadium and followed suit with 12-6 and 6-4
victories on Sunday at EMU.
"We didn't hit well and we didn't pitch well,"
Huron coach Roger Coryell said on Saturday.
"Everything Michigan did seemed to work. They
played well defensively and got some good pitching.
Thank God we're playing tomorrow. If we had to wait
another week to play I think I would probably shoot
myself. "
On both days, the Hurons, 7-8, were hurt by errors
and by Michigan scoring outbursts. In Saturday's first
contest, the Wolverines broke open a 4-1 game with
an eight run fifth inning.
Pitcher Ross Powell went 6 1/3 innings to get his
first win of the season. "I felt all right," Powell said.
"I started out bad because I needed to work up a sweat,
I wasn't loose. There were some nice defensive plays

behind me."
In game two, Michigan countered the Hurons'
three-run first inning with four runs of its own. It
needed to score two runs in the sixth inning to ice the
7-6 contest. Jeff Tanderys earned his first victory of the
season.
Rightfielder Phil Price, whose streak of reaching
base consecutively was stopped at 15 in the first game,
went 4-4 in Saturday's second game with a homer,
triple, and two singles.
On Sunday, righthander Mike Grimes worked six
innings to up his record to 1-1. Rightfielder Jim
Durham socked a two-run homer to pace the Wolverine
attack. In the second game, righthander Tim Lata
increased his record to 3-0 and John Locker recorded his
second save.
Secondbaseman Matt Morse, who raised his
average to .417 on a 6-7 day, started the game winning
rally with a run-scoring double.
"We played a little erratic today maybe it was
because the conditions were so bad but I'm satisfied, "
Michigan coach Bud Middaugh said. "There was some
awful timely hitting. We just need to sharpen our
pitching."

Middaugh
Continued from Page x.
the individual said.
Former and current players have
been questioned by the Big Ten, and
current players have been told by
Middaugh not to discuss the
situation with reporters without first
receiving his permission.
"There are rumors, I guess, which

you need to cipher through and the
facts, " said one player who declined
to be identified. "The facts are still
undisclosed. We as players don't
know what the facts are and until
this investigation is over, we won't
know."
Individuals close to the team said
the lack of publicity so far has kept
the issue from becoming a major
distraction, but members of the
University administration said they

think "the
considerable
future."

issue will receive
attention in the near

Rumors from people close to the
team that Middaugh has told his
squad he would be fired this season
remain unsubstantiated.
Michigan and Northwestern are
the only Big Ten schools that have
never had an athletic team sanctioned
by the Big Ten or the NCAA.

ROBIN LOZNAK/Daily

Michigan left-hander Ross Powell throws towards home plate Saturday en route to his first victory of the
year. He went 6 and one-third innings against the Eastern Michigan Hurons, beating them 12-4. The
Wolverines, 12-4, swept the four-game series from the Hurons. On the darker side, the Michigan baseball
team is being investigated by the Big Ten for alleged recruiting violations.

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