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Softball
vs. Indiana
Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Varsity Diamond
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Football
Spring Game
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

Thursday, April 13, 1989

Page 9

Softballers split
twinbill with MSU

Wolverines win the clash
with the Titans, 11-5 and 1-0

BY PETER ZELLEN
The Wolverines split a double-
header with Michigan State yes-
terday, losing the first game 2-0 and
winning the nightcap 7-4.
In the opener, Michigan pitcher
Jenny Allard dueled with Spartan ace
Suzi Dankert for five and one-half
innings of shutout ball. State was
held to three hits and Michigan to
five.
But then in the top of the sixth
inning everything came up Spartan
green. Pinch-hitter Claudia Berrios
grounded to first but the next batter
singled to left, scoring the runner
who had previously reached on an
error by leftfielder Julie Cooper.

Rightfielder Sheila Ovenhouse
then reached on a fielder's choice and
stole second. She then scored on cen-
terfielder Dana Glowney's single to
right.
After the next batter reached on
another Michigan error, Allard was
removed for Andrea Nelson, who got
the third out and held the Spartans
scoreless in the seventh.
The Wolverines went down one-
two-three in the final innings as the
Spartans won 2-0.
"One play never wins or loses the
game so I can't blame that," coach
Carol Hutchins said. "But that error
sure didn't help us."
In the second game however,

Daviera
Michigan found its groove as it
scored seven runs in the first inning.
Sophomore Bonnie Tholl singled to
See Spartans, Page 10

BY DAVID HYMAN
Pitching has been the key so far
this season for the Michigan base-
ball team. Solid pitching has been
what has kept the Wolverines in
games as their offense has not been
as strong as they would like it to be.
Yesterday, however, Michigan
displayed a little offense and defense
in sweeping Detroit, 11-5, 1-0.
In the first game, the Michigan
bats exploded for 11 runs and 13
hits, including a seven-run sixth inn-
ing that completed a come from be-
hind victory.
"I was real happy to see us come
back being down 5-1," Michigan
head coach Bud Middaugh said.
"We're starting to hit the ball and
this is an improvement."
The Titans, scoring all five of
their runs off starter Jeff Tanderys,
including a three-run homerun by
Detroit first baseman Lance Sull-
ivan, took a 5-4 lead into the fifth
inning.
Tanderys pitched 3 1/3 innings
before Jason Pfaff relieved and picked
up his first win of the season. Pfaff,
1-3, pitched 2 2/3 innings, giving
up three hits and no runs.
"I THOUGHT (Pfaff) threw
well. The win will give him a little
confidence after his losses," Mid-

daugh said.
The seven run outburst, scored
with two outs in the sixth inning,
provided Pfaff with his first coll-
egiate victory. First baseman Greg
Haeger led off the inning with a
single and ran to second on an error
by the centerfielder, Jody Smith.
Second baseman Matt Morse
doubled in Haeger with two outs and
center fielder Greg McMurtry fol-
lowed with a- triple to left center to
score Morse.
Titan coach Bob Miller removed
starter Mike Gabriele (1-5), who
gave up five earned runs (seven total)
and put in Mark Thierry.
Thierry did not fare much better,
giving up an RBI single to catcher
Mike Matheny, scoring McMurtry
from third. Left fielder Jim Durham
then stepped to plate and delivered a
two run blast, his second of the
season, to push Michigan's advant-
age to 9-5.
BUT MICHIGAN did not stop
there. Shortstop Tim Flannelly
continued the attack with a single
and moved to second when right
fielder Phil Price walked. Haeger res-
ponded with his second hit of the
inning - his third of the game - a
single to score Flannelly.
Dan Ruff drew a walk pinch-

hitting for designated hitter Kourtney
Thompson to load the bases. Price
scored the Wolverines' final run of
the inning on a wild pitch.
Lefthander Ross Powell entered
the game with an 11-5 cushion and
finished the game by striking out
two of the four batters he faced.
In the nightcap, pitching pro-
pelled Michigan to its second victory
of the day. Starter Russell Brock, 3-
1, pitched a five inning no-hitter be-
fore the game was called due to
darkness.
"(BROCK) got hit pretty hard
even though he threw a no-hitter,"
Middaugh said. "I took him out in
the fifth because he already pitched
four innings for the win and he
threw on Monday."
Detroit batted in their half of the
sixth inning and scored the tying run
but the umpires called the game be-
fore Michigan batted in their half of
the inning.
Because the Wolverines did not
have their opportunity to bat, the
score reverts to the previous, or last
full inning played. Both teams were
upset at the umpires' decision, in-
cluding Middaugh.
"You shouldn't start an inning
which you won't be able to finish,"
Middaugh said.

Mister Clutch II?
President George Bush
shows off his perfect form
as he proceeds to shoot a
free throw shot during the
Wolverine's. visit to the
White House yesterday.
Bush, like visitor Rumeal
Robinson, sank the free
throw. Minutes before,
Robinson sank two free
throws, repeating his her-
oic performance from.
Michigan's championship
game against Seton Hall.
Robinson then challenged
Bush to shoot his free
throw (right.)
Before the free throw
shooting clinic, Bush prais-
ed the Wolverines in a
speech to the team and
coach Steve Fisher.

Netters destro
BY ERIC LEMONT
A week ago, the Michigan men's tennis team had a
record of 4-9 and a bunch of injuries. With three
consecutive victories in the last five days, however,
the team is on a mid-season roll.
The Wolverines defeated Michigan State (4-7
overall, 0-3 in Big Ten) Tuesday, 9-0, to move their
record to 7-9 (3-0 in Big Ten) for the season.
Coach Brian Eisner believes the strong schedule the
team played in the early part of the season is respon-
sible for its recent success.
"We play a lot of very, very good competition very
early," he said. "I want to know where we are and what
corrections have to be made."
After two games last weekend against Indiana and
Ohio State, Eisner was "extemely concerned" his team
would be drained and lethargic going into the match
against the Spartans.

y Spirtans, 9-0
"I saw a little bit of that, but not much of it," he
said. "I thought we bad especially good performances
from the lower positions in our lineup."
Eisner was particularly impressed with the play of
Jean Roussel, John Karzen and Mike Pizzatello. With
its number three singles player David Kass out of the
lineup, Roussel and Pizzatello each moved up a spot
in the lineup and won their matches in straight sets.
Karzen teamed with seldom used Andy Adler in the
number one doubles match to provide Malivai Wash-
ington, the nation's No. 1 ranked player, with some
rest. The Wolverines will need Washington, fully rest-
ed for the team's two matches against Iowa and North-
western this weekend.
Northwestern is undefeated and ranked in the Top 20
while Iowa, according to Eisner, currently fields its
best team in ten years.

SIX PROSPECTS SIGN WITH MICHIGAN AS...

BY MIKE GILLi
The Michigan hockey program landed six recruits
yesterday as the future Wolverines formally signed
their letters of intent. Yesterday was the first official
day that players could commit to a school.
Wolverine coach Red Berenson was pleased with his
signings. "I think this is just a top group of kids,"
Berenson said. "From every angle you look at it, as
students, people, and athletes, this is a good class
coming to a team moving in the right direction. We
expect all of them to jump right in and play."
The group consists of three forwards and three
defensemen, with the group nationally split down the
middle, as well. Half the recruits hail from Canada and
the other half are Americans, two from the Detroit
area.
Here is a brief rundown of the signees:
FORWARDS
-Mark Ouimet .- A center from Ontario known
for his puck handling skills, whom Berenson compares
to Bowling Green star forward Nelson Emerson. Oui-
met's father was a goaltender in the St. Louis Blues
system while Berenson was a member of the same
squad.
-Dan Stiver - A right-winger from Winnipeg,
Stiver, six-foot-one and 195 pounds, should add size to
the Wolverines up front. According to Berenson,
Stiver has a "dynamite shot...He'll give us some added
depth on right wing, which we really need. Besides

recruits

giving us size - his goal scoring will be an asset."
-David Roberts - David will join his cousin,
Alex, on the Wolverines. Roberts, part of a family
rich in hockey tradition, will either play center or left
wing. Berenson called Roberts a smart, skilled player
and compared him to current Wolverine forward Mike
Moes.
DEFENSEMEN
-Chris Tamer - Tamer is a big physical defense-
men, whom Berenson terms a "defensive defenseman."
-David Harlock - Harlock played in the same pro-
gram which current Wolverines Ted Kramer, Rob
Brown, and former Wolverine Bryan Deasley played for
in Toronto. A top student, Harlock was heavily
recruited by the Ivy league schools.
-PatVNeaton - "He's more of a Myles O'Connor
type defenseman, who is not real big but handles the
puck well," Berenson said.
BLUE BANTER
O'CONNOR HONORED - Senior co-captain
Myles O'Connor was named a first team All-American
to the Titan West All-American Team.
The Calgary, Alberta native is the first first-team
All-American selection for the Wolverines since goalie
Paul Fricker received the honor in 1980-81. O'Con-
nor's selection marks the 51st Michigan hockey player
to be selected for such an honor.

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