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Page 14 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, April 17, 1989
Softballers split

twice wit.
This weekend's softball matchup
between Michigan and Indiana was
a battle of two evenly matched
teams. So it came as no surprise
that they split both doubleheaders
in almost identical fashions.
The first game of the series,
played on Friday, matched Michi-
gan's sophomore sensation, Andrea
Nelson, against Indiana's Teresa
Raine. Indiana struck in the first
inning on two walks and a run-
scoring double by junior Christy
In the bottom of the second,
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins
gathered her team and told them,
"She (Raine) doesn't throw very
many strikes." Indeed, Raine did
walk six, but the Wolverines went
hitless until senior Nan Payne
broke through in the fifth inning.
Swirling winds began to whip
around the Varsity Diamond as
Michigan saw few chances to score.
Their bats, however, came alive in
the sixth inning when Michigan
was able to hold off both the rain
from the clouds and the Raine on
the mound.
SENIOR captain Beth Mueller
lend off the sixth with a walk and
advanced to third on a single by
Mary Ann Daviera and an error by
Indiana shortstop Jean Skarzynski.
Then on a perfect suicide squeeze
bynt by first year player Stacy
Heams, Mueller scored with Heams

h Indiana
safe at first.
On the next pitch Julie Cooper
singled, scoring Heams and Dav-
iera. A sacrifice fly by Bridget Fitz-
patrick accounted for the final run
in the 4-1 Michigan win.
The second game featured the
second part of Indiana's four-
woman pitching rotation, Jill
Jensen. Michigan countered with
Andrea Nelson.
This time, however, the Wolver-
ines could not overcome the
Hoosier bats or the bad weather.
In the sixth inning Indiana's
Christy Cammarata again provided
the first run by tripling home Jen-
sen. Then rookie Skarzynski tripled
home Cammarata, and Margie Led-
gerwood doubled home Skarzynski.
The three runs on four hits were
enough for an Indiana victory.
only able to muster up three hits,
two by junior Jenny Allard. Andrea
Nelson's record dropped to 18-4.
"There is a lot of parity in the
Big Ten," Indiana coach Diane
Stephenson said. "There is no dom-
inant team, it's a very competitive
On Saturday, the Wolverines got
their first taste of spring weather
and sent Jenny Allard to the mound
to oppose Indiana's Christy Brown.
The Wolverines squandered an
early opportunity in the second
inning when Pam Dyksterhouse
was thrown out attempting to steal

as team



At Saturday's hockey awards
banquet commemerating the team's
most successful season in coach Red
Berenson's five year tenure, Todd
Brost received the Hal Downes
Trophy. The award acknowledges
Brost as his teammates' selection as
most valuable player for the 1988-89


Women's softball player Stacey Heams slides safely into third during Michigan's 4-1 win over Indiana
Friday. The Wolverines split the four-game series with the Hoosiers.

"What really
means the most is
that I was voted
most valuable
player by my
teammates," said
Brost. "I wish I
could split it with
my linenate
Denny Felsner."
Berenson, Brost's
nearly unanimous,
vote being cast for


home. In the sixth, Bonnie Tholl
lead off with a single. She then
stole second on a pitchout when
Payne was attempting to sacrifice.
AFTER fouling off five pitches
in a row, Payne finally singled to
right with Tholl advancing to third.
Allard followed with a deep
sacrifice fly which scored Tholl.
That turned out to be the only run
Michigan would need.
In the final game on Saturday,
Indiana started Roxie Rafik, their

fourth different pitcher in the series.
The Wolverines answered again
with Andrea Nelson.
Instead of actually playing the
first five innings both teams could
have saved a lot of time by
skipping to the sixth inning where,
again, all of the runs were scored.
Unfortunately for the Wolverines,
Indiana did all of the scoring.
Vicky Moor, the first base-
woman for Indiana, started it off

with a single. Jensen sacrificed her
to second and Cammarata was
intentionally walked before Ledger-
wood, who was playing this week-
end for the first time since a knee
injury sidelined her, doubled home
both players.
The 2-0, five-hit shutout
dropped Nelson's record to 18-5.
She needs nine more victories to
overtake former Wolverine Vicky
Morrow as the winningest pitcher
in a season.

According to
selection was
with only one
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Blue softballers to
tang~le with Titans
This afternoon Michigan takes on the University of Detroit in a softball
doubleheader scheduled for 3:30 at the Varsity Diamond. With two victories
Michigan could move within one victory of tying their total for all of 1988.
Michigan did not play the Titans last year, but are on a five game
winning streak against Detroit which dates back to 1984.
Sophomore Andrea Nelson, the Wolverines ace pitcher, surpassed her
career high win mark of 16 with two wins this week. She will start in at
least one game today, with junior Jenny Allard, last week's Big Ten Player-
of-the-Week, pitching in the other.
The game against the Titans will be a welcome break for the eighth-
ranked Wolverines who also play the University of Toledo on Wednesday.
After Wednesday's game against Toledo the Wolverines start a string of 10
games where they play only Big Ten opponents.
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Brost was the team's leading
scorer, totaling 50 points on 20
goals and 30 assists.
Brosts' fellow co-captain Myles
O'Connor was given awards for both
being the teams' top defenseman and
top student. O'Connor was unavail-
able for comment as he is currently
playing for the Utica Devils in the
American Hockey League.
In other awards, defenseman Alex
Roberts was named most improved
player, and Mike Moes received the
Howard Colby award for sports-
Also, the Dekers club voted
forward Denny Feisner, who led the
team with 30 goals "most colorful
Near the conclusion of the
banquet, Berenson announced that
Mike Moes and Alex Roberts will
be captains next season.
"It's one of the best honors of my
life right now," said Moes. "I'm
really excited for next year. With
nine seniors coming back, everybody
should be a leader in some way."


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DETROIT (AP)- Pete Incav-
iglia homered and drove in three runs
and Rafael Palmeiro and Steve
Buechele also homered as the Texas
Rangers outlasted Detroit 9-6 Sun-
day, extending baseball's longest
winning streak to eight games.
The streak matches the club
record set in 1976, 1979 and 1988
and the Rangers' 10-1 record marks
their best start since the franchise
moved to Texas 17 years ago.
Detroit, which also hit three homers,
is 2-7, the worst record in baseball.
Charlie Hough allowed five runs
on five hits over five and 1/3
innings to win his second game
without a loss, both against Detroit.

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