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The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, March 24, 1992 - Page 11

'M' baseball splits
weekend twinbi~lls
by Ryan Herrington
Daily Base ball Writer
The weather is not the only thing that has been in-
consistent in Ann Arbor the last few days. The
Michgan baseball team, in search of some stability af-
ter a 1-10 start, split a four-game weekend series
against Wright State and Dayton and continued to
show signs of erratic play.
Saturday's first game opener was an old fashion
pitching duel. Scoreless into the 4th, Michigan's Scott
Winterlee doubled to lead off the inning and would
score the Wolverines lone run of the game.
Wolverine hurler Eric Heintschel made the run
stand up, pitching eight scoreless innings, while re-
liever Todd Marion recorded his first save of the sea-.. -
son. The 1-0 final ended Michigan's nine-game losingn
streak.
Yet in the second game, Michigan's pitching re- .
turned to its previously shakey self, giving up nine
runs in the third inning en route to a 15-4 defeat~
Wright State's Dan Young keyed the Raiders big in-
ning by belting a grand slam home run.n
In Sunday's action, Michigan's Dennis
Konuszewski was again the victim of a lack of run
support in the Wolverines' 3-2 loss to the Raiders. The5
right-hander pitched his second complete game loss.
Michigan finally made some offensive noise of its
own later in the day when it batted around in both the '
first and the second innings against Dayton. The..
Wolverines hammered out 15 runs before the weather
haulted play in the fifth inning. Michigan's Chris h .. . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . y.~~c ~
,:... . . . . . . . . . . :.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<"..:N. . .
Newton recorded the win in the Wolverines' 15-4 tri-.~\~gx~'\
umphat. z.
With 'the Wolverines' home opener, scheduled for ~
today against Saginaw Valley, called off due to thisKENTSMLEDay
weekend's snow, Michigan has but one non-confer-
ence foe until Saturday's Big Ten opener at Purdue. Michigan sophomore Dennis Konuszewski pitches in a game against Bowling Green last year at
Michigan travels to Eastern Michigan tomorrow in Fisher Stadium. Sunday Konuszewski recorded a loss, 3-2, against Wright State, his second
hopes of avenging its 8-7 loss to the Eagles in complete-game loss of the season.
February.

Spikers overpower
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by Dan LUnna
Daily Sports Writer
The undersized Tri-State varsity
volleyball team proved no match for
the Michigan men's volleyball club
Friday.
The Wolverines dominated in
every aspect of the game as they
took three straight, 15-10, 15-13, and
15-11.
"They weren't as strong as I
expected," Michigan coach Tom
Johengen said. "We were able to
overpower them offensively. It was a
little easier than I expected."
Michigan averaged over 23 digs a
game as Tri-State had trouble
putting the ball down.
The Wolverines were without the
services of middle hitter Mike
McCune who has been one of the
team's consistent leaders all season
long. Chad Stielstra stepped up in
McCunes absence with 10 kills and
six blocks.
Middle hitter Tim Werner and
outside hitter Scot Lauer lead the
Michigan attack with 57 and 43-
percent hitting averages respectively.
Lauer's play was a lift to the
team as he was filling in for the
injured Chris Peirce. It is doubtful
Peirce will be ready for this
weekend's Midwestern
Intercollegiate Volleyball
Association (MIVA)
Championships.
"Scot and Chad both did great
jobs filling in," Johengen said.

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"Chris is very questionable, so these
guys could give the team a lift."
Frosh Stan Lee was able to break
out of a recent slump for the
Wolverines as he lead the team with
20 kills in the three games.
"For the past four weeks I've
been really displeased with my
swing," Lee said. "I was really
pleased with how things went
Friday. I moved well and played
good 'D'. Everything was a lot
smoother."
While Johengen was pleased with
his team's performance he said there
was a definite lack of intensity at
certain times.
"It's difficult to play your best
when you are playing a lesser
opponent," Johengen said.
Michigan looked to this match as
a tune up for this weekend's MIVA
Championships. While the team
performed well overall, Johengen
showed concern over the 10 serving
errors the Wolverines amassed over
the match.
"I'd like to see our serving get a
little bit better," Johengen said. "If
you start having more than three per
game it becomes difficult to keep
any kind of momentum."
The Wolverines have been
slowly recovering from their poorest
showing of the year two weeks ago
at the Big Ten Championships. The
team has not returned to form yet,
but is looking to peak down the
stretch of this season.

L
Laxers
split with
Mason,
Essex
by Joshua Marlow
I* Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan Women's lacrosse
team headed east this past weekend.
The Wolverines beat George Mason
University, 9-2, and lost to Essex , aln
Community College, 10-4, on AU6N °-1jn ca
tacker Karen Ross led the team with L 9>A .
four goals. Afterwards, the team 3 #"
nrhttaeoEse.Nr~e /.,*/climbed in their vans and travelled i,"unCoder
North Baltimore. Once again, Ross
led in scoring with two goals, but the N
team was done in by their poor play ° rl"'
in the opening minutes.
"It was a sluggish first half," se- ~~.
nior co-captain JoiSklhad W
were only outscored 4-2 in the see- .~.,
S Both the players and coaches N.
were very unsure of the potential of ' - .; ...
the team before this weekend be- Y,.~~.-.N.~N'
cause only six players returned from t. t~ x S r . u r" t xytx
last year's squad. The new faces in- t -t..'* ~ .s . ..-~.
elude Ross, frosh goalie Nika Skvir, , .~;.. . .~
and senior Jocelyn Newmark. hv N'a~4~N*
Though Michigan did not ha.e a NNNA
difficult time beating GM[J, coach ~~
Erie Henkel felt that the game was Rx ..~~ . 2CNNN4' . <a'-
very important. r a,
"The George Mason game was an excellent wa to str ou hNsa.a
son," Henkel said. "It gave us a way. NN
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our players and a chance to gel as a0 a" ;.5.~ _ .j
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played under normal conditions -iN r t. NNN~NN
players for a full-field scrimmage ,+ .
because they carry just sixteen.' s '
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th~e Essex game was also encourag- '.~.
rng, especially in light of the circum- . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
stne.The weather was poor, the . N' , ,&,... N ''N
field was muddy, and the players .>. r . r;
had just spent two hours in the van Thr getnw eei o -t.
driving up fromn Washington, D.C. Thr' a ratnw eefto
Also, Essex is considered one of the the AT&T Calling Card. It's 71
Nb' 'Y te9, .} hYbetter junior college teams. called 48-hour A ctivation ... . ' ..~
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seventh year of existence, wanted to all the benefits of the AT&T, ° . .. y.N2F -. .
gain some exposure. Calling Card, almost . ,.
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that many teams. We wanted to play saving opotniis andra,>
some new teams. Getting a'uomtc ebesipi
Mihgnsnm nw u atatmtcmmesi nwas oneof our objectives. Hopefully AT&T Student Saver Plus. Andy(s
in the future we will be invited to best of all, the card costs F N' x
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face tougher competition, and the AT&T

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