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April 07, 1995 - Image 12

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Former Wolverine to win award
Ex-Michigan basketball player Diane Dietz will receive the Gerald R. Ford
Award at Tuesday's Athletic Achievement banquet. The award is
presented annually by the Michigan Athletic Department for excellence in
scholarship, sport and society. Dietz was a four-year starter for the
Wolverines and was a GTE Academic All-America honoree in 1980, '81
and '82.

Page 12
Anril 7. 1995


By Marc Lightdale
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's tennis team
overcame another obstacle Wednes-
day night by shutting out Michigan
State, 7-0.
Moreover, the Wolverines com-
pleted this task in one of the more
hostile environments that exists in
collegiate tennis.
With a packed house of approxi-
mately five hundred Spartan fans,
Michigan (6-1 Big Ten, 11-6 over-
all) did not appear to be phased in
their domination of the Spartans. In
fact, the Wolverines did not lose a
set to their intrastate rivals.
Coach Brian Eisner felt that the
This was the
best match we
have played this
- Brian Eisner
Michigan tennis coach
team played tremendously, point-
ing to the decisiveness of the score.
"This was the best match that we
have played this year," Eisner said.
"We had everybody playing well,
everybody extremely focused and
everybody playing with a high en-
ergy level."
At first singles John Constanzo
initiated the Michigan rampage with
a6-4, 6-4 defeat of Michigan State's
Jayson Bedford, ranked No. 95 in
the nation.
The Wolverines' Peter Pusztai
added a stellar performance by
soundly beating Jim Madrigal (6-3,
The past two matches between
the two players have been closely-
contested three-set matches, so
Pusztai's convincing victory over
See TENNIS, Page 14

Madonna miscues lead
to 5-4 Wolverine victory

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Writer
It was as if Madonna had mercy
on the Wolverines.
The Fighting Crusaders commit-
ted three errors, gave up four un-
earned runs and played ragged de-
fense, helping the Michigan base-
ball team to a 5-4 victory in 10
innings yesterday in front of a sparse
crowd at Fisher Stadium.
"This was more of a gift than a
win," Michigan coach Bill Freehan
said. "They just self-destructed on
some plays, and we came out ahead."
The game was scheduled two
days ago to make up for
Wednesday's cancelled game
against Toledo.
Senior leftfielder Sean Coston
carried the Wolverines (3-5 Big Ten,
11-17 overall) on offense. He racked
up four RBI - including the game
winner - on three hits.
In the bottom of the 10th, Coston
hit a towering fly ball to shallow
center which got caught in the swirl-
ing wind and fell between the
centerfielder and the shortstop. Jun-
ior centerfielder Brian Simmons
scored from third to give Michigan
its first win in three games.
Coston had put the Wolverines
on top in the game twice before. In
the fourth, his single to left brought
in senior first baseman Mike Muir

to give Michigan a 1-0 lead.
In the sixth, with the Wolverines
trailing 3-2, Coston hit a line shot
over the left field wall for his sec-
ond and third RBI of the day and his
third home run of the season.
"(Madonna pitcher Sean Henkel)
just hung a curveball up there and I
had a perfect swing," Coston said.
"It felt great ... no stinging (from
the cold)."
Muir had a solid day at the plate
and in the field as well. When he
wasn't making tough catches and
picking balls out of the dirt as first
base, he was hitting drives. Muir
roped a single to center in the fifth
- setting up Coston's RBI - and
had a base hit in the second to finish
two-for-four on the day.
But Freehan was more concerned
with his pitchers than his hitters. He
went with the youth corps against
the Crusaders, and was happy with
its performance.
Freshman Mike Hribernik made
his first collegiate start and went
three innings, giving up one hit and
no runs.
Freshman Chris Hesse followed
and lasted three innings as well.
After easy fourth and fifth innings,
Hesse ran into trouble in the sixth
by loading the bases with no one
out. He was able to get Madonna's
Scott Anderson to ground into a



double play, but Kurt Wilczynski
scored from third to put the Crusad-
ers on the board.
Madonna did not strike again
until the eighth, when Aaron Jones
belted a two-run shot off of fresh-
man Derek Besco to put the Crusad-
ers up, 3-2.
Despite Besco's trouble in the
eighth, Freehan was pleased.
"Until he gave up that home run,
he pitched well," Freehan said. "All
of our young guys did well today. I
See BASEBALL, Page 14

Michigan's game against Madonna was scheduled to make up for the
Wolverines' game against Toledo, which was cancelled.

Toledo ends Michigan's 19-game win streak

By Doug Stevens
Daily Softball Writer
After two straight days of post-
poned games, the No. 5 Michigan
softball team was finally able to take
the field yesterday. The Wolverines
put their 18-game winning streak on
the line in a doubleheader against
Michigan (8-0 Big Ten, 26-4 over-
all) did not know what to expect go-
ing into this game with their little-
known Mid-American Conference
opponents. But the Wolverines
quickly figured out that whatever the

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Rockets (17-13) had to offer they
were ready to conquer the Wolver-
Toledo pulled an upset, taking one
of two games from Michigan.
The first game was a pitchers duel
of sorts, as Michigan's Sara Griffin
and Toledo's Desiree Abrego were
both sharp throughout the extra in-
ning battle. Only one run was score in
the first five innings.
In the bottom of the fourth, Grif-
fin led off with a single. She then
advanced to second when first
baseman Kelly Kovach hit into a
fielder's choice. She eventually
scored on a single by third baseman
Tracy Carr.
The Rockets tied the game in the
top of the sixth on an RBI single to
leftfield by second baseman Nikole
In the bottom of the ninth, Kovach
led off the rally with a single. Carr
then followed with a double to put the
winning run on third base.
Following second baseman Jes-
sica Lang's ground out, catcher Jen-
nifer Smith's unsuccessful squeeze
play left Kovach stranded between
third and home.
However, after an interference call
on Rocket third baseman, Lena
Richards, Kovach returned to third.
Toledo moved its outfielders in
with the winning run on third base.
Lesa Arvia took advantage of the
situation and ripped an RBI single
over the leftfielder's head for the 2-
I win.
"I just swung and was hoping to

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make contact," Arvia said. "I was
lucky (the outfielders came in)."
Griffin moved to 9-2 allowing only
one run on six hits.
"Towards the end of the game, I
finally got in a rhythm and it felt
good," Griffin said.
In the nightcap, the Wolverines
began the scoring in the bottom of the
first on an RBI triple by Griffin to
score Cheryl Pearcy from third.
However, the Rockets came blast-
ing back, rocking pitcher Kelly
Holmes (7-1) to take a 5-1 lead in the
Michigan slimmed the margin to
three on a fourth inning homer by
Michigan began a rally at in the
sixth, scoring three runs on four hits.
Pearcy, rightfielder Kellyn Tate, and
Griffin all crossed the plate in the
inning to tie the game at six.
The score remained tied until the
top of the eighth when the Rockets
took over.
Abrego singled off Kovach, ad-
vanced to second on rightfielder Maria
Palumbo's groundout and then stole
third base. Richards then hit a single
to score Abrego, giving Toledo the
lead for good.
After the game, the Wolverines
made no excuses about the loss.
Rather, they remained confident and
attributed the upset to nothing more
than an off day.
"I always expect a tough game,"
coach Carol Hutchins said. We
weren't very sharp. We let the game
get out of hand. We had a letdown but
I give Toledo credit."
Michigan will have the opportu-
nity to get back on track in a big way.
They travel to Iowa City this week-
end for a big four-game series with
Big Ten rival Iowa.

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The No. 5 Michigan softball team fell to Toledo in the second game of
yesterday's twinbill, ending the Wolverines' 19-game winning streak.


Game 1
Michigan 2, Toledo l
Toledo 000 001 000 -1 6 3
Michigan 000 100 001 - 2 10 1
WP - Griffin, LP - Abrego; LOB - Toledo 6,
UM8; 26 - Carr (UM), Vargeson (Toledo); S5
Richards (Toledo), Tate (UM); cS - Bombreys
(Toledo); E - Griffin (UM), Palumbo (Toledo),
Pluger (Toledo), Richards (Toledo).


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