Page 14 -The Michigan Daily- Friday, March 30, 1990
Softball team loses
by Sarah Osburn
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan softball team has
to find a replacement for injured
shortstop Bonnie Tholl. Tholl, a
junior and first team all-Big Ten
player last year, dislocated her
shoulder in the Bud Lite tournament
The injury could be fatal to the
Michigan squad as they travel to the
Ohio State Tournament, which is
being played today and tomorrow in
Softball coach Carol Hutchin's
worries, though, lie with Tholl.
"She is out for this weekend and we
are not expecting her to play," she
said. "She is in a situation that we
are just going to have to see how it
comes along. It could be a while or
it could just be a couple of weeks."'
To fill her spot, Hutchins has
two alternatives. She could call on
team captain Jenny Allard or she
could use sophomore back-up third
base player, Shelley Bawol. "We
worked both Jenny and Shelley,"
Hutchins said. "I'd like to keep
Shelley at short and Jenny at third,
that way I won't be moving two
(players) out of position. That's
probably what I'll do." Either way,
the Wolverines should be able to do
well this weekend.
In the event that Tholl's absence
is extended, the Ohio State Tour-
nament will be a good chance for
whoever replaces her to sharpen up
their shortstop skills.
"We are going to miss Bonnie at
short," Hutchins confidE
people we are going to
capable. Everybody is g
to pull together to help
slack a little bit. Ifc
holds us and if we playf
we'll be okay."
ed, "but both softball season, she has not yet even
put there are had a chance to see the records of
;oing to have Western Illinois or Bowling Green,
pick up the let alone scouting reports.
our pitching And from what she's seen of
good defense Ohio State, Hutchins doesn't have
much to be worried about. "Ohio
State has not been a strong team,"
she said, "but they are getting
o miss 1
t short...b °
'We are going t
Bonnie (Tholl) a
Everybody is going to
have to pull together to
help pick up the slack a
- Carol Hutchins
Michigan softball coach
by J.A. Adande point guard Rob Ross, a decision to
and Adam Hirschfelder transfer by Holmes would leave NU
Daily Northwestern without a returning point guard.
Of the thirteen players who were Coach Bill Foster, who was out of
in uniform for Northwestern's final town and unavailable for comment,
game of the season on March 8th, as has received an oral commitment
few as four could be with the team from Pat Baldwin, a six-foot-one
next year. In addition to the five inch point guard from Leavenworth,
seniors who played their last col- Kansas. Baldwin averaged 22 points,
legiate games that night, soph- 9 rebounds and six assists a game,
omores Rex Walters and Kevin last season.
Nixon are transferring, and soph-
omore David Holmes and junior With five starting assignments per
Lucis Reece are considering doing contest, multiplied by 28 games,
the same. there was a possible 140 "starts" this
If Holmes and Reece do transfer, it season. Of those 140 Walters,
will mean that none of NU's top Schwabe, Holmes and senior Walker
seven scorers in Big Ten play will Lambiotte started a combined 101
be back next year. And only two of games. Pedersen started 17 games,
the team's top ten scorers on the senior Don Polite and Nixon each
season would be returning. had 8. Reece started 3 games and
NU would be left with rookies Ross started over Holmes when the
Todd Leslie and Charles Howell, Wildcats played BYU and Ross'
sophomore Evan Pedersen and junior hometown of Provo, Utah.
Don Brotz. Pedersen admitted that the "transfer
Walters led the Wildcats in scoring fever" had him briefly thinking of
and assists with 17.6 points and 4.5 leaving as well, as he watched his
dishes per outing. Graduate student classmates and roommate Nixon,
Brian Schwabe led the Cats in re- transfer. But Pedersen said, "I made
bounding with 6.5 boards per game. up my mind that I'm staying with
With the graduation of backup the program."
One player the Wolverines will
look to is catcher Julie Cooper.
Cooper led the team in stolen bases
last season and she hit for a .270
The tournament, played this
afternoon and tomorrow will include
Western Illinois, Bowling Green,
and Ohio State. Hutchins has little
idea of what to expect from these
teams.-Since it is so early in the
by Rod U
linksters set to raze
Daily Sports Contributor
After what coach Sue LeClaire
deemed "a very successful fall
season," the women's golf team
hopes to pick up right where they
left off when they compete in the
Hawkeye Rio Rico Invitational this
For the University of Iowa
sponsored event, coach LeClaire will
be bringing down five golfers with
her. The group includes Kristen
Beilstein, Wendy Bigler, Mary
Hartman, Becky Hayes, and Erica
Zonder. All five will play and the
top four scores among them will be
"We spent spring break in San
Diego and I shot in the low 80's
there," said Bigler who is the only
first-year student among a group of
veterans. "I hope to get back into
tournament golf form this weekend
since we haven't played many
tournaments since the fall."
The invitational is set to take
place down in Nogales, Arizona
where the women will face
competition from eight other
schools. However, it will be difficult
to predict where the golfers will
finish because little is known about
four of the teams.
"We've never played Washington
State, Missouri, Pepperdine, or Cal
State," added LeClaire.
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