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Page 14 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, April 19, 1989

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Softballers sweep

U-D;

Toledo comes to town
in matchup of pitchers
BY JONATHAN SAMNICK
In today's softball action at the Varsity Diamond, Michigan takes on the
University of Toledo in a doubleheader. Both teams are coming off sweeps
in yesterday's games.
While Michigan swept the University of Detroit, Toledo took two from
Bowling Green 7-2 and 4-0. The Rockets come into today's having won 11
out of their last 12 against Mid-American Conference teams.
Toledo is led by sophomore centerfielder Leigh Ross. She's hitting .412
while both leading her team and the conference. Their other top hitter is
frosh Lydia Keresztesi, who is hitting .337 while holding down the
shortstop position.
Keresztesi is one of five rookies to compete this year. "Our freshman as
of late have been performing as if they've been playing at their positions
forever," Toledo coach Sheryl Sprangel said.
The Rockets are 22-15 overall and are in first place in the MAC with a
14-4 record. Michigan is 28-12 and ranked second in their region, while
Toledo is ranked fourth.
The Wolverines are anchored by the strong pitching of sophomore Andrea
Nelson who pitched a one-hitter against the University of Detroit. Nelson is
seven wins short of overtaking Vicky Morrow, to become the winningest
Wolverine pitcher in a season.
Toledo will start frosh Christin Chadwick in today's first game. She has
66 strikeouts in 80 innings and a 0.70 ERA.
"I'm not taking anything away from them(Michigan)beating the
University of Detroit, but the University of Detroit is not a very strong
team," Sprangel said. "I think both games (today) will be competitive one-
run ball games."

Toledo next
Team moves to 28-12
as Nelson, Allard win

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BY JONATHAN SAMNICK
Before the University of Detroit
came to play Michigan, the
Wolverines softball team's hitting
had been ailing. Yesterday, the
Titans proved to be just what the
doctor ordered, as Michigan swept
both games 3-0 and 6-2.
In the first game Andrea Nelson
broke a personal two game losing
streak as she threw a one-hit shutout
in the 3-0 win.
University of Detroit coach Nick
Stann was encouraged by his team's
performance.
"I thought that we were able to be
competitive," Stann said. "To hang
in there and not get blown out. (We
didn't) fall apart after they scored
some runs on us which is
encouraging
"You're looking at a couple of
schools with major, major, budget
differences. You know all we have is
our heart and pride to come out here
and play."

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ALEXANDRA BREZ/Dolly
Bridget Fitzpatrick shown here making a putout against Wayne State
hopes to help the Wolverines extending their two game winning streak
today at home against the University of Toledo. Fitzpatrick is one of
a group of first year players who have helped the Wolverines to a
second place standing in the Big Ten.

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Prime Minister Yitzchak Shamir
President Chaim Herzog
Minister Ariel Sharon
Minister Moshe Arens

Foreign Minister Shimon Peres
Defense Minister Yitzchak Rabin
Chief Rabbi of Israel
Mordechai Eliyahu

TO ALL PERSONS GRADUATING
AT SPRING COMMENCEMENT
Spring Commencement Exercises at The University of
Michigan will be held on Saturday, April 29, 1989, at
10:00a.m. The Exercises are scheduled for the Michigan
Stadium.
In the event of rain, Spring Commencement Exercises
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change in location will be reported by local radio stations
WUOM, WPZA, and WAAM at 7:30a.m. on April 29.

MICHIGAN head coach Car(
Hutchins didn't seem at all worri
about Nelson's streak, "She(Nelso
can't win if she doesn't get any r
support."
Initially it looked as if Michiga
would not get any runs, as the two
teams went into the fourth ining
scoreless. In the bottom of the
fourth, senior Mary Ann Daviera led
off with a single and then stole
second.
With the bases loaded sophomore
catcher Julie Cooper drove in
Daviera with a single and Michigan
took a 1-0 lead. It would prove to
enough for Nelson.
In the next half inning Detroit's
Debbie Frasier got the first and only
hit off Nelson. "Nelson threw a nice
game against us. She kept us off
balance," Stann said.
NELSON wasn't the only star of
the game for the Wolverines. In
addition to her game-winning RBI,
Cooper threw out a runner trying to
steal second and picked Frasier o0
first.
The rest of the Wolverine scoring
came in the fifth on an RBI single
by junior Pam Dyksterhouse, and an
RBI double by Daviera.
Nelson ended the game striking
out Stefanie Hayes, and moving he
record to 19-5.
In the second game Michiga
junior Jenny Allard took on t
Titans winningest pitcher this yea
rookie Teresa Emery, who entere
the game sporting a 12-4 record.
"Teresa's been struggling a little
bit lately," Stann said. "Being
freshman, she doesn't have the off
speed stuff yet to keep the hitters of
balance."
EMERY'S inexperience showed
quickly as Michigan struck for two
runs in the bottom of the firi
Allard singled and Dyksterhouse
followed with a run scoring triple.
Then Daviera came up and knocked
in Dyksterhouse with a double.
In the Titans half of the fourth,
their leading hitter, Gina Menta, hit
a 220-foot home run over the left
field fence, to make the score 2-1.
But Detroit would get no closer
as Michigan answered with four ru
of their own on the bottom of th
fifth. The highlight of the inning
came when Dyksterhouse hit her
second triple of the game to score
Allard, who had doubled home
shortstop Bonnie Tholl, from
second.

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