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Baseball team drops doubleheader after winning opemng game
By BARRY SOLLENBERGER
DAILY BASEBALL WRITER
Lately, close games have become
the norm for the Michigan baseball
After playing only one single-run
game in their first five, the Wolver-
ines have now played in one-run
ballgames in four of their past six
The trouble is, Michigan (4-7,
overall) has lost three of those four
close games, including both ends of a
doubleheader to Central Florida, 4-3,
and, 8-7, Saturday in 11 innings.
The Wolverines escaped from
Florida, however, with one win in the
three game series by defeating the
Golden Knights, 5-2, in 10 innings
"We've started to play well, but to
come away from the weekend 1-2 is
disappointing,"junior left fielder Sean
Coston said. "We were in position to
win a couple of games ... but it didn't
In the opener, junior Heath
Murray struck out a career-high 14
and walked none in nine innings to
even his record at 1-1. Murray's
strikeout total is the most at Michi-
gan since individual game totals
started to be recorded in 1980.
"He pitched an outstanding game,"
said Coston, who had the game-win-
ning hit. "He kept us in the game and
deserved to win the ballgame."
Michigan won the game by scoring
three runs on two hits in the top of the
10th. Coston's two-run triple was the
big blow. He later scored on Kelly
Dransfeldt's grounder to close out the
The Wolverines dropped a 4-3
decision in the opener of Saturday's
day/night doubleheader, despite Ray
Ricken's second complete game per-
formance of the season. Ricken al-
lowed 10 hits and four runs (three
earned) in losing his second game of
Michigan took a 2-1 lead into the
bottom of the third, thanks to Matt
Ferullo's RBI single in the first and
Scott Weaver's RBI double in the top
of the third.
Central Florida tied the game in the
bottom half of the inning and took the
lead for good with single runs in the
fifth and sixth.
Trailing 4-2 in the ninth, the Wol-
verines rallied. Dransfeldt doubled in a
run to cut the deficit to 4-3, but was
later thrown out at the plate in a run-
down. With the tying run on second,
Rodney Goble grounded out to end
In the rubber game of the three
game series, Michigan grabbed a
quick 4-0 lead with four runs on three
hits and an error in the top of the first.
Wolverine starting pitcher Chris New-
ton, however, could not hold the early
The Golden Knights scored a
single run in their hall' of the first to
cut the Michigan lead to 4-1. The
Wolverines got the run back in the top
of the third, but Central Florida chased
Newton with three in the fourth and
one in the fifth to tie the game.
Ron Hollis relieved Newton and
was touched for two more runs in the
sixth to make the Golden Knight lead
Michigan tied the game with two
runs in its half of the seventh, but
Central Florida scored an unearned
run off Hollis in the 11 th to win, 8-
'M' dominates CCHA first team
By PAUL BARGER
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
DETROIT - Three Michigan
hockey players are ending their careers
in style. Seniors David Oliver, Steve
Shields and Brian Wiseman capped
stellar careers by being named to the
All-Central Collegiate Hockey Asso-
ciation (CCHA) first team yesterday.
This was the first time Wiseman
and Oliver received the honor and the
second time for Shields. Oliver was the
s only unanimous choice.
Othermembers of the team are John
Gruden from Ferris State, Jeff Wells
of Bowling Green, and Michigan
State's Anson Carter. Michigan's
Mike Knuble was named to the sec-
Alan Sinclair is the lone Wolverine
representative on the CCHA All-Aca-
demic team; he received honorable
Yesterday's gathering in Detroit
previewed this weekend's CCHA
championships. The talk of the confer-
ence was the outstanding goaltending
that the league has produced this sea-
Shields leads the way, but Michi-
gan State's Mike Buzak (All-CCHA
second team) is close behind. Lake
Superior's Blaine Lacher, Miami's
Richard Shulmistra and Bowling
Green's Bob Petrie have been the
backbone of their team's late season
"The league has dictated how you
play on offense," Bowling Green coach
Jerry York said. "We have a string of
fine goaltenders. Petrie has given us
durability. His three-pointgoals against
average is outstanding and he's only
the sixth rated goalie in the league."
The field for this weekend is wide
open. Lake State and Michigan have
byes Friday night and await the win-
ners of the Michigan State-Bowling
Green and Western Michigan-Miami
games, respectively. However, the
Lakers took the title last year after
Michigan and Miami had a free ride
through the quarterfinals.
"You don't want to have to do it, but
it's not as taxing physically and men-
tally on the players," Miami coach
George Gwozdecky said. "Against
(Alaska-) Fairbanks our third game
was our best game. We played with
more energy, enthusiasm, creativity
and determination than in the other
two games. The staff was exhausted,
but not the players. It's not impos-
sible; everyone saw Lake Superior do
it last year."
All eyes are on the Lakers and their
quest for a fourth consecutive title.
Lake State is the hottest team in the
league, recording five shutouts in its
last six outings and posting a 12-
game unbeaten streak.
"The team that everyone has to beat
is Lake Superior," Michigan State coach
Ron Mason said. "Everyone else has
still got to prove they can do it. They
have great depth, goaltending and ex-
The winner of the CCHA gets an
automatic bid to the NCAA tourna-
See CCHA, Page 10
Goaltender Steve Shields made the All-CCHA first team for the second consecutive year.
Rose, Howard named among Big Ten's best
By TIM RARDIN
DAILY BASKETBALL WRITER
After two years of coming up short when it came time for the Big Ten to
hand out its postseason honors, Michigan's Jalen Rose finally broke into the
elite of the conference's best players.
Rose, who earned second-team honors his freshman year, and a disappoint-
ing third-team selection a year ago, is joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by
teammate Juwan Howard, Purdue's Glenn Robinson, Indiana's Damon Bailey
and Michigan State's Shawn Respert.
The 6-foot-8 junior leads Michigan in scoring with 20.1 points per game,
and is fifth in the Big Ten. He was also among the conference's top 10 in assists
and three-point field goals per contest.
"He's become a much more consistent player this year," Michigan coach
Steve Fisher said of Rose. "He used to be up and down, all around. He's more
like Juwan in that now you know what you're going to get."
Speaking of Howard, the 6-foot-9 center is making his inaugural appear-
ance on the league's first team as well.
He poured in 19.5 points, and collected a team-high 8.3 rebounds a game,
after earning second-team honors last season. He was also fifth in the Big Ten
in rebounding and field goal percentage.
"They've both had the kind of seasons that merit that selection," Fisher said
of his two stars. "They've been very consistent."
Fab Four mates Jimmy King and Ray Jackson both garnered honorable-
mention accolades as well.
King, who received the same honor a year ago, averaged a career-high 12.1
ppg in league play this season.
Jackson earned his first post-season recognition since coming to Michigan.
After two seasons where defense was the name of his game, Jackson made his
presence felt on the offensive end this year for the Wolverines.
Playing inside more, Jackson scored 11 points, and grabbed 6.4 boards per
contest in the Big Ten.
Purdue's Robinson, in as unanimous a vote as there could likely ever be,
was named the conference's Player of the Year by both the media and coaches.
He led the conference (31.1 ppg) and the nation (29.7) in scoring, and was
among the top 10 in six offensive categories in the Big Ten.
Iowa's Jess Settles (16.7 ppg, 7.7 rpg) earned Freshman-of-the-Year
honors, and Purdue's Gene Keady, who guided.his Boilermakers to the Big
Ten title, was honored as Coach of the Year.
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