vs. Western Michigan
Today, 3 p.m.
vs. Western Michigai
Today, 3 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
Wednesday, April 15,1992
Baseball strong-arms Siena
Solid outings from Hollis, Newton lift 'M' back to .500
by Tim Rardin
Daily Baseball Writer
Any baseball junkie knows that
pitching is the key to a good team.
Solid pitching was the difference last
weekend when Minnesota shut down
the Wolverines to take the last three
games of their series.
Michigan took a cue from the
Gophers yesterday, silencing the
Siena Heights bats with strong pitch-
ing from both the starters and
bullpen en route to 7-0 and 3-1 vic-
tories, evening its record at 17-17.
Frosh Ron Hollis (2-0), last
year's Mr. Baseball in the state of
Michigan, took the mound in his
first career start for the Wolverines.
His inexperience didn't show
through, however, as Hollis blew by
the Saints with seven strikeouts, al-
lowing no runs and only five hits.
On top of that, Hollis did not walk a
single batter yesterday after register-
ing four walks in three previous in-,
nings of action.
"I might have been a little ner-
vous at first, but I was just hoping to
go out there and throw strikes,"
Hollis said. "I was getting ahead in
the count pretty well, and I had con-
trol of my curves and off-speed
pitches. I think I did a good job of
keeping them off balance."
Though he didn't need it, the
Wolverine offense gave Hollis
plenty of breathing room, collecting
nine hits and scoring in four of the
Scott Timmerman led off the
game with a single and Matt Copp
reached on an error, putting runners
at first and second. Two batters later,
Toby Brzoznowski smacked a single
to notch his seventh and eighth RBI
of the season.
The Wolverines added another in
the second, and then, after a 1-2-3
inning for Hollis, pushed two more
runs across as Copp knocked home
Ron Goble and Ryan Van Overen.
Chad Chapman finished the scor-
ing, sending a Dennis Szczechowski
(4-6) pitch well over the centerfield-
er's flailing arms to score runs six
and seven for Michigan.
Aaron Toth entered the game in
relief of Hollis, giving up a walk to
the first batter he faced but settling
down quickly to strike out three of
Although the game two may have
been closer, lefty Chris Newton (3-
2) kept Michigan in control for
nearly all of his six innings of work,
facing more than four batters in an
inning only twice.
"I felt pretty comfortable out
there. I hadn't pitched well lately, so
it was nice to help the team,"
Newton said. "The defense played
well for us."'
Indeed, the defense did play well
- except for the fifth inning, that is,
when the Saints scored their only run
of the day with the help of two key
errors by the Wolverines.
Newton walked Bob Szczechow-
ski, the brother of the game one
loser, to start the inning. An infield
grounder advanced the runner to
second with only one out.
Errors by Copp and Timmerman
on routine grounders loaded the
bases for Siena Heights. The Saints'
Matt Clendennin hit a shallow sin-
gle, one of only three hits in the
game for Siena, to score Siena's run.
The Michigan infield redeemed itself
with a double play to end the inning.
Center fielder Steve Buerkel
picked up three more hits, notching
the 48th multiple-hit game of his ca-
reer, and also stole three bases to
move into a seventh-place tie on the
Wolverine career steals list. Kevin
Crociata chipped in with a single and
double to give the Wolverines nine
hits for the game.
Closer Todd Marion pitched the
seventh, making quick work of the
Saints on two groundouts and an
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Michig an's Ryan Van Oeveren heads back to the dugout after striking out in the second g ame of Michig an's
doubleheader against Siena Heights. The Wolverines swept the Saints, 7-0, 3-1, to even their record at 17-17.
Softball takes two from MSU
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Wednesday, April 15, 1992
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by Meg Beison
Daily Sports Writer
EAST LANSING - Hard hitting
and tough pitching reigned once
again as the Michigan softball team
downed Michigan State in two
games yesterday to extend its win-
ning streak to seven.
The Wolverines (8-2 Big Ten,
21-15 overall) started out slowly in
the first game but managed to defeat
the Spartans, 6-2. Junior Kari
Kunnen led Michigan with two RBI
and two runs.
Kunnen went 2-for-2, including a
triple in the third inning which drove
in senior Stacey Heams, to help the
Wolverines come out on top.
Rookie pitcher Kelly Kovach,
who was named Big Ten Pitcher of
the Week, recorded the victory to
raise her record to 10-5. She allowed
four hits while striking out six and
"Kelly definitely deserved it,"
coach Carol Hutchins said of the Big
Ten honor. "She had three wins
against Penn State and has really
turned it on. The pitching staff was
struggling in the start but now we're
The Wolverines blasted the
Spartans (1-9, 2-20) in five innings
in game two, 11-0. Sophomore
pitcher Julie Clarkson pitched four
perfect innings but was relieved by
junior Kelly Forbis to start the fifth.
"Julie was outstanding," Hutch-
ins said, "but we really wanted to get
Kelly on the mound."
Forbis got the job done, allowing
one hit while striking out two in the
See SOFTBALL, Page 9
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