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Men's Tennis
vs. Michigan State
Tomorrow, 2:30 p.m.
Liberty Sports Complex

SPORTS

Softball
at Indiana
Tomorrow, 3 p.m. (ED
Bloomington

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Pa

The Michigan Daily

Thursday, April 16, 1992

Broncos trample Blue hitters

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19 runs are most allowed since 1989 season

by Ryan Herrington
Daily Baseball Writer

The best thing about yesterday's
baseball game between Michigan
and Western Michigan was it wasn't
a doubleheader. The Broncos scored
two or more runs in six of the nine
innings, thrashing the Wolverines,
19-3, at Fisher Stadium.
"We didn't pitch very well. We
didn't hit very well. We didn't play
very well," Michigan coach Bill
Freehan said.
The Broncos (6-4 Mid American
Conference, 16-13 overall) scored
early against Michigan starter Eric
Heintschel (3-5). Western's Steve
Sallee led off the game with a walk
and advanced to third on Jeff
Dahley's double to left.
Scott Conant, the MAC player of
the year in 1991, proceded to hit a 1-
0 pitch to right center for a single,
scoring Sallee and Dahley.
Later in the inning, with runners
on second and third and two out,
Bronco Brian Louis tripled off the
center field fence, scoring two more
runs in the process. Louis was

thrown out at home trying to extend
the triple to a home run.
"Hitting is really funny," Western
coach Fred Decker said. "A couple
guys started off hitting the ball well
early in the game. It seems like hit-
ting is like a fire, somebody starts it
and then it keeps going. If you start
off real slow, and they strike a cou-
ple guys out, sometimes you don't
get any hits. We had a great day with
the bats today."
Western continued its offensive
outburst in the third and fourth in-
nings. Dahley led off the top of the
third with a home run, his third of
the year, against Michigan's Heath
Murray. Bronco Matt Terrill doubled
down the right field line scoring
Brian Hostetler for the second run of
the inning.
Michigan wcnt to its third
pitcher, Terry Woods, in the fourth,
who proceeded to give up two more
runs in his inning of work.
Throughout the contest, the
Wolverines (17-18 overall) had dif-
ficulty driving in runners. Michigan
left a total of 16 runners on base for

the game.
"I thought we had good concen-
tration (Tuesday) when we were
playing," Freehan said. "Today
(Wednesday), we didn't seem to
have it, offensively or defensively."
Michigan broke into the scoring
column in the fifth inning when des-
ignated hitter Nate Holdren belted a
1-0 fastball over the left field wall
for his fourth home run of the sea-
son.
The rally continued when Toby
Brzoznowski singled to right, ad-
vanced to second on a walk and
scored on Matt Copp's bloop hit to
shallow right.
The Broncos bounced back for;
five runs in the sixth, thanks to a
two-run dinger from Hostetler, his
fifth on the year. Western sent 11
batters to the plate against two
Wolverine hurlers, scoring four of
the five runs with two outs.
In the seventh inning, the
Broncos sent eight more batters to
the plate and scored four more runs
on only two hits to take a 17- 2 lead.
Michigan's last run came in the

bottom of the seventh, when pinch
hitter Ron Hollis hit a long fly to
center which was dropped for a two-
base error. Catcher Bubba Wyn-
garden singled, moving Hollis to
third. After a Copp strikeout, Wes
tern's Steve Loomas walked Rodney*
Goble and Todd Fracassi in
succession, forcing in Hollis.
Western ended the scoring in the
ninth with two more runs off Todd'
Marion, Michigan's eighth and final
pitcher. In total, Michigan used 26
people in the game, with only Copp-
and Goble playing all nine innings.
"We got an opportunity to get
some guys into the ballgame that re-
ally haven't had a chance to do some
things from about the fourth inning
on," Freehan said. "That's the only
real positive (from the game)."
The 19-run outburst was the most
runs scored against Michigan since
1989 when the Wolverines allowed
the same total against Ferris State.
Yet, Freehan tried to be optimistic
about the defeat.
"One run losses are tougher than
situations like this," Freehan said.

KEN~NMIM IEWea
The Michigan baseball team fell victim to Western Michigan yesterday, 19-
3. The Wolverines dropped to 17-18 overall.

'M' softball trades
shutouts with Broncos V

Former 'M' diver
Lenzi garners first

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by Meg Beison
Daily Sports Writer
Western Michigan hurler Heather
Crowl kept the Michigan bats silent
in the first game of a doubleheader
yesterday, as she threw a no-hitter to
down the Wolverines, 6-0. Mich-
igan (6-2 Big Ten, 22-16 overall)
rebounded to tally seven hits in the
nightcap and won, 4-0, to finish the
day with a split.
The loss halted the Wolverines
winning streak at seven, and coach

ning.
"I was disappointed with the
group offensively and defensively in
the first game and I let them know
it," Hutchins said.
After the talk from Hutchins,
Michigan went another three score-
less innings in the nightcap before
getting on the board twice in the
fourth.
It was an all-rookie inning as
centerfielder Lisa Arvia drew a walk
to start the inning. Classmate Kim
Clark, who saw action behind the
plate, drove in the run with a double.
Michelle Silver then hit a single to
bring home pinch runner Kerry
Sayers to put the Wolverines up by
two.
Michigan scored their final two
runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Hitting at the top of the order,
sophomore Mary Campana singled
and then scored on senior Stacey
Heam's triple. Heams went on to
score the final run of the game on a
passed ball.
Junior Kelly Forbis (5-4) went
the distance to record the shutout
victory. She allowed four hits and no
walks, while striking out three.
"Kelly was outstanding," Hutch-
ins said. "She pitched her best game
of the year."
Michigan resumes Big Ten play
Friday and Saturday, with double-
headers both days at Indiana. The
two teams have had similar results
against Big Ten opponents so far this
season.
Indiana (10-6, 19-20) has beaten
Penn State three times, swept
Michigan State, split with North-
western, and dropped three to Iowa.
Last year, the two teams split the
four-game series. Michigan won the
first two, 2-0, 5-1, but lost the next
pair by identical 2-1 scores.

by Kimberly DeSempelaere
Daily Sports Writer
Diver Mike Lenzi, a Michigan
graduate and Kimball diver, captured
first place last night in the men's
one-meter finals competition with
611.94 pts. at the 1992 Phillips 66
National Diving Championships
held at Ann Arbor's Canham
Auditorium.
"My grandmother passed away
two months ago," Lenzi said. "I
wanted to win it for her. I knew I
could."
Although winning this event
wasn't Lenzi's personal goal, he
seemed happy with the results.
"I've been practicing the three-
meter to gear up for the (Olympic)
trials," Lenzi said. "So to come out
and win without a lot of practice
feels good."
Lenzi was not the only Kimball
winner last night, as Chuck Wade
(589.23), captured a distant second.
Scott Donie (573.69) and Mark
Bradshaw (564.87) placed third and
fourth, respectively and rounded off
the U.S. National Team in this event.

Over 100 top American divers compete in the 1992 Phillips 66 Diving
Championships this week at Canham Natatorium.

Forbis

Carol Hutchins saidtshe was disap-
pointed with the team's perfor-
mance.
"We didn't come to play the first
game," Hutchins said. "We've been
riding high, but we need to be ready
for each game."
Sophomore Julie Clarkson (7-7)
got the start and went 4 1/3 innings
allowing six runs on seven hits,
while walking two. Rookie Kelly
Kovach (10-5) relieved her in the
fourth and allowed two hits and
struck out three.
Bronco senior leftfielder Kelly
Thayer led Western (10-18) with
two stolen bases, while going 3-for-4
with an RBI triple in the fourth in-

Spurs reel in Shark to replace Bass

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - It took
former UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian
only a month to return to the bench.
He'll coach the San Antonio
Spurs, his first job in the pros after
32 years at the college level.
The Spurs named Tarkanian as
coach on Wednesday, ending weeks
of speculation over who would fill
the job created by the firing of Larry
Brown.
Spurs owner Red McCombs said
Tarkanian would take over after this
season. The announcement comes
less than a week before the injury-
plagued Spurs enter the NBA play-
offs.
"We hope to come in here and
get the running game going and
maybe make the Spurs the Runnin'
Spurs," Tarkanian said at a news
conference. "We're going to be a

running team."
Tarkanian will take the job held
on an interim basis by Bob Bass, the
team's vice president of basketball
operations. Bass took over when
Brown, who later became coach of
the Los Angeles Clippers, was fired
on Jan. 21.
Terms of Tarkanian's contract
were not disclosed.
Tarkanian said he is familiar with
key Spurs players, having coached in
college against Sean Elliott and
David Robinson. Sidney Green
played under Tarkanian for four
years.
"There's tremendous potential
here, and I hope we can put every-
thing together," he said. "I know
these players and I like these
players.'
Tarkanian announced last June he

Another Kimball diver, Lee .
Michaud (557.01), just missed quali-
fying for the National Team with a
fifth-place showing.
In semi-final competition, the
Michigan divers are off to a fairly
slow start, while other Kimball
divers, have had an incredible be-
ginning.
Tuesday afternoon, five of
Kimball's women divers captured a
top-12 spot in the women's 3-metet
semi-finals. Julie Farrell-Ovenhouse, s
took the first spot with 492.75, fol-
lowed by Wendy Lucero-Schayes ,
with 463.75 in a distant second. Two-.a
other Kimball divers, A. Jill ,.
Schlabach and Cokey Smith, fin-sr
ished tenth and eleventh, respec- _
tively.
The Kimball men also faired
well, with two Kimball divers plac-;%° 4
ing in the top twelve in the men's
platform semi-finals.
Matt Scoggin, representing the" 'h
Texas diving club, placed first in the
event (576.18), just outdistancing *',
second-place Patrick Jeffrey ,
(575.34), current U.S. 3-meter'."
champion from Ft. Lauderdale, by o :
less than one point. Wade (507.48),
placed seventh, and the Wolverines'
Silverman (468.87) took tenth.
Yesterday's competition began
with the men's 1-meter semifinals,
Three Kimball divers qualified for
the final's taking the top two posir.,
tions as well as the eleventh.
Wade, a qualifier in all three ,
events, took first with 574.92 pts.,c ,,,,
followed closely by Mark Lenz,; b
(573.78). Capturing eleventh was
Michaud (498.12), a former Mich-
igan student. Veteran diver, 32-year
old Thomas Mulhern (483.54), just ,;
missed qualifying for the finals
earning a thirteenth place finish. W.
Later Wednesday, the women'
participated in the platform semi-fi-
nals, with five of Kimball's divers4
placing in the top 30. Wolverine
divers Julie Greyer and Cinnamon :
Woods swept the 26th and 27th post
tions, respectively.
The real heroes of the event were
Smith (367.86), a former Wolverine
in fifth place and Schlabach(366.33)
in sixth. Ellen Oven (393.60), cur-
rent U.S. platform champion sank
first, with Linda Pesek(390.45) in
second.
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Tarkanian
would resign after a final season
coaching UNLV following publica-
tion of photos showing former Rebel
basketball players in a hot tub with
convicted sports fixer Richard Perry.
Tarkanian later claimed he was
rescinding the resignation, contend-
ing university president Robert
Maxson and other officials plotted to
get him out.
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