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Sports Monday Trivia
What subject did former
Michigan baseball coach
Bud Middaugh major in
during his undergraduate
studies? (For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday
'M' Women's and Men's Track 2
'M' Sports Calendar 2
IM Fraternity Standings 2
Q&A 3
Get Rich Quick 3
'M' Women's Tennis 5
'M' Men's Lacrosse 5
'M' Men's Golf 6

The Michigan Daily --Sports Monday --April 23, 1990

Running

White

washes

Blue,

31-6

Vaughn rushes for 165
yards in spring game

by Eric Lemont
Daily Football Writer
And the fleet shall inherit the
starting tailback slot.
All-American safety Tripp Wel-
borne thought he had Jon Vaughn's
number. After the sophomore tail-
back took off for 40 yards down the
left sideline on his first carry in Sat-
urday's Spring Game, Welborne got
an angle on him and chased him
down.
"I wasn't going to let him get by
me," Welborne said. Unfortunately
for Welborne, Vaughn got back up
and ran for another 13 yards. Then
five. Then two.
In the er.d, all the numbers be-
longed to Vaughn (165 yards on 26
carries) and the White team in their
31-6 victory over the Blue.
"I felt jacked up," Vaughn said. I
felt all spring that I just wanted to
make sure my chances to be tailback
were greater than the others."
So does the sophomore Vaughn,
who gained only 57 yards all of last
season, think Michigan has found a
ball-carrier to replace the injured
Tony Boles and the NFL-bound

Leroy Hoard?
"Yes, I do and no I don't. This is
one season and fall is another sea-
son. I have an edge now but fall is a
whole other season," Vaughn said.
Coach Gary Moeller, who
watched the scrimmage from the
press box, affirmed that he wasn't
going to pick a starting ball-carrier
just yet.
"I was surprised with Jon
Vaughn.,Not surprised but pleased.
He might have a slight edge coming
out of spring but so slight that a de-
cision won't be made," Moeller said.
When Vaughn wasn't running
rampant through the Blue's sec-
ondary, senior Allen Jefferson was
barreling over defenders to pick up
first downs and score two touch-
downs. Jefferson finished with 73
yards on 11 carries.
"Allen Jefferson ran hard and
broke some tackles. That's the best
he's ran all spring," Moeller said.
The Vaughn/Jefferson one-two
combination left All-American free
safety Tripp Welborne dazed.
"Sometimes I thought it was
See VAUGHN, Page 6

Michigan wide receiver Kevin Owen (#31) stretches a reception into extra yardage at Saturday's spring football game. Linebacker
Chris Bohn makes the tackle.

Blue split knocks
Illinois out of first w

Softballers stay in
race with sweep

by Ryan Schreiber
Daily Baseball Writer
In Champaign, the Michigan
baseball team earned a split with
the Big Ten's best, capturing two
of the four games in the series with
Illinois. The split served to knock
the Fighting Illini out of its first-
place tie with Iowa.
In the series opener on Sat-
urday, Michigan (22-19 overall, 8-.
10 Big Ten) received a phenomenal
performance from sophomore Jason
Pfaff, edging out a 2-0 victory.
Pfaff stifled Illinois (30-13, 12-
4), allowing six hits while striking
out a career-high nine, including
five of the final six Illini batters.
Pfaff struck out the side in the
seventh inning, ending the game
with the tying runners on base.
Sacrifice flies from Mike Matheny
in the second inning and Dave Ev-
erly in the seventh provided all the
offense the Wolverines would need.
The nine strikeouts were also a
season-high for the Wolverines.
Michigan came out on the short
end in the first of three one-run
ballgames. Dennis Konuszewski
surrendered a one-out home run to
catcher Sean Mulligan in the sixth
inning to tie the game, 2-2, and
Mark Dalesandro smashed his 11th
homer of the season in the bottom
of the eighth inning off Todd Mar-
ion to seal the victory for Illinois.
Mulligan's hit was his 15th
round tripper of the season, setting
a new Illinois record.
Matheny picked up his second
RBI of the series in the second
stanza for Michigan's first run, and
Steve Buerkel walked, stole second,
took third on a wild pitch and
eventually came home on a Tim
Flannelly grounder for the other
Wolverine run.
Illinois had taken the early lead
with an unearned run in the first
inning to go up, 1-0.
Illinois did not let up in the
third game, handing Michigan a 4-
3 loss. Again, dramatics played a
big role as shortstop Bob Christ-
ensen deposited a Kirt Ojala pitch
over the wall for a two-run home
run in the bottom of the seventh
inning that left Michigan dumb-
founded for the second straight
time.

Flannelly's bat tied the contest at
2-2 before co-captain Phil Price
delivered an RBI double to give
Michigan the one-run lead.
Illinois reliever Jeff Richards
picked up victories in games two
and three, improving his record to
4-2.
In the final game of the series,
Michigan got off to a shaky start.
Russell Brock threw two wild
pitches in the first inning, each
allowing an Illinois runner to cross
the plate. In addition, Illini starter
Bubba Smith was pitching a gem
of a game, retiring the first eight
Wolverine batters, four of them on
strikes.
But Smith was far from invin-
cible.
Everly connected for a two-out
home run in the third inning for
Michigan's first hit of the game.
"It was an off-speed pitch," said
a confident Everly, "and I knew I
could handle it."
Greg Haeger then drove in two
more runs with a single in the top
half of the fourth inning to tie the
game at three.
Still, Illinois countered for ano-
ther run in the bottom half of the
inning on an error by Matt Morse.
However, Michigan refused to
go down without a fight. In the
third consecutive dramatic game,
the Wolverines came out on top, 5-
4. Morse, making up for his error
in the fourth, drove in the tying
run and later scored on Buerkel's
suicide squeeze bunt to bring home
the Michigan victory and the four-
game split.
Everly, while pleased with the
Michigan comeback in the fourth
game, felt that the Wolverines have
not, as of yet, played their best
baseball.
"I think this is the best weekend
we've played," he said, "but I think
we can play even better. As the
season goes on, we just need to
keep playing hard."
Illinois coach Augie Garrido,
who engineered Illinois' Big Ten
championship team last season,
was impressed with Michigan's
last ditch effort in the fourth game.
"It was a disappointing last-
game effort (for Illinois) when it
makes such a difference to the

by John Niyo
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan remained in the race for
the Big Ten softball championship
this weekend with a pair of double-
header sweeps over Northwestern.
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins and
her team reached into the closet and
brought out the brooms for the first
time in several years.
"I'm really happy," Hutchins
said. "This is the first (conference)
sweep we've had since my first year
here. It's so hard to sweep anybody."
But sweep they did. Michigan
held off a pesky Wildcat squad,
taking all four games by one-run
margins and racking up four wins it
felt it had to have.
"We definitely needed a sweep
against Northwestern," shortstop
Bonnie Tholl said. "Because after
next weekend off we have our two
toughest series of the Big Ten
season coming up."
Those two away series - with a
series against lowly Michigan State
sandwiched in between - are in
consecutive weekends against na-

tionally-ranked foes, Iowa (6-0, 31-
20) and Indiana (7-3, 33-13). The
Hoosiers and Hawkeyes were to have
played a four-game series against
each other this weekend.
The beginning of this weekend's
series, which ended in sunshine and
warm temperatures, was actually de-
layed by bad weather. Both of Fri-
day's games were rained, out and
rescheduled for yesterday.
But once they started playing
Saturday the two teams didn't seem
to want to stop. The first game
wasn't won until Sara Dyksterhouse,
who was 3-for-3 in the game, sin-
gled home catcher Julie Cooper in
the bottom of the seventh. Cooper
led off the inning by cracking a
double to the the centerfield wall.
Dyksterhouse had entered the
game as Michgan's leading hitter -
and with six hits in 13 trips to the
plate this weekend she will likely
remain there.
The second contest lasted much
longer, with Michigan pulling it out
by the same score as in the first
See SOFTBALL, Page 5

KENNE H SMOLLER/Daily
Michigan first baseman Sara Dyksterhouse, the team's leading hitter,
bats this weekend against Northwestern. The senior went 4-for-7 on
Saturday, helping the Wolverines win their first two games in what
would become a four-game sweep of the Wildcats.

BREAKING

AWAY

Eight Michigan athletes
prepare for their futures

by Steven Cohen
Daily Football Writer

They came from all over the country from places such as New Orleans,
Chicago, Liverpool, N.Y., and Brockton, Mass. Four
seasons and hundreds of yards later it is time for eight
Michigan players - Bobby Abrams, Chris Calloway,
J.J. Grant, Leroy Hoard, Greg McMurtry, Mike Teeter,f
Derrick Walker, and Brent White, to leave Ann Arbor
and give pro football a shot.
Yesterday was D-Day, or less ominously, the Na-h
tional Football League Draft.
"I liken it to A Chorus Line," said Nancy Mitchell,
the director of public relations for the Zucker Sports
Management Group, which represents Hoard. "You
know, the scene when they're lined up saying 'Ana !
gonna get the part?' They're thinking, where am I
going to get drafted? How did I do in theF
combines?...They're petrified."
Grant is one who has felt that singular sensation.
"I'm a little anxious of what the next level thinks of

"I'm projected to go late or get signed as a free agent," Abrams said. "I'm
not getting down on it, I'm still pursuing a career in teaching. I just sent out
some more applications and I think the fact that I'm still looking at teaching
shows that in the back of my mind I know there is more
to life than football.
"I look at the opportunity to play pro football as kind
of like winning the lottery," Abrams added.
Though uninvited to the NFL combine for seniors in
February, Abrams did attract the league's attention.
"For some reason I wasn't invited," Abrams said.
"They spend millions of dollars of research and evi-
dently they know what they are after. But you can't turn
on any Michigan game film without seeing me play."
Abrams was encouraged to learn that two of the teams
inquiring about his services were the Buffalo Bills and
the New York Giants.
"That tells me that there is something about Bobby
Abrams that they must like," he added. "Those teams are
no joke when it comes to linebackers."
THE BAYOU BULL

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