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Watch the Wolverines, dress like them
The Michigan hockey team will hold its annual equipment sale
tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock at Cliff Keen Arena. Everything from
practice jerseys, pads and travel gear will be available at reduced
prices to the public. All of the equipment was used by the players and
coaches during the Wolverines' 1996 national championship season.
The sale will run until 1 p.m.

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April 12, 1996

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Mic hig women's trck splits its
quad to compete in 2 events
Wolverines running in the Dogwood Relays and the Miami Invitational
By Kim Hart tance and distance runners," Michi- focus more and it will make us have a
Daily Sports Writer gan coach James Henry said before really great race. This should be a
One could say watching a track Tuesday's practice. really good competition for all of us,
meet is like poetry in motion, but who Michigan senior distance runner and personally I am trying to get a
┬░wuld have thought the words of Courtney Babcock said she was very qualifying time."
Shakespeare would apply? optimistic going into Thursday's race. The seven participants ran last night
* "Parting is such sweet sorrow," but "There are only about seven of us in the second day of events. In the
r the Michigan women's track and going to Tennessee, and people are 3,000-meter race, Michigan's
field team, it could bring sweet re- geared to run really well," Babcock Courtney Babcock won with a time of
wards. said. "With a small group like this, we See TRACK, Page 11
The Wolverines split up to partici-
pate in two different competitions be- T
ing held this weekend.

'M' baseball
hasno mercy
on Detroit
Hot Wolverine hitters
vanquish Titans, 22-12
By Jim Rose
Daily Sports Writer
It's not often that you score 12 runs in a baseball
game.
It's even less often that you score 12 runs in a
baseball game - and lose by double-digits.
That's what happened to Detroit, though, in
yesterday's nonconference game with Michigan.
Michigan made a mockery ofthe Titans, cruising
to a 22-12 win at the Campbell Complex in Detroit.
The game, originally scheduled for nine innings,
was called when the Wolverines held a 10-run lead
after the seventh.
Michigan coach Geoff Zahn probably would've
played a lot of people regardless.
Even if his Wolverines hadn't scored 11 runs in
the first inning.
Yes, 11.
Michigan (9-3 Big Ten, 14-16 overall) has won
13 of its last 16 games. Detroit fell to 14-10.
The Wolverines were able
to use the blowout to play 16 Next
different players, including
four pitchers. In the last 16 game
innings Michigan has played, Who: Michigan
13 pitchers have seen action. vs. Northwestern
Senior pitcher Bryan Gorak Where: Evanston
started on the mound for De- When: Saturday
troit, but he was sent to the and Sunday
showers after retiring just one What: Four-game
batter. He got the Wolver- series
ines' leadoff man, Mike Records:
Cervenak, to ground to short Michigan is 9-3
to start the game. But that in the Big Ten.
was the extent of his success. Northwestern is
The Wolverines loaded the 5-
bases on a pair of singles and
a pair of walks, and then Gorak completely folded.
The senior forced in three runs by hitting two
batters and walking another.
The final book on Gorak: one-third of an inning
pitched, three walks, two hit-batsmen, seven earned
runs and a sigh of relief when he finally got taken
out of the game.
His replacement, Dean Rovinelli, didn't fare any
better. An error scored a run but kept the bases full,
until Cervenak cleared them with a three-run double.
Three batters later, Michigan's Kelly Dransfeldt
collected his second hit of the inning, blasting a
three-run homer - his sixth - off the scoreboard
in centerfield.
In the first inning, Dransfeldt was 2-for-2 with a
homer, a single, two runs and three RBI.
To their credit, the Titans didn't exactly lie down
and quit. They roughed up Michigan starter Luke
Bonner for four first-inning runs. The freshman
had control trouble, walking four and hitting two in
three innings. He did manage to pick up his first
collegiate win, however.
Mike Hribernik, Chris Hesse and Mario Garza Jr.
also saw action on the mound for the Wolverines.
When it was all said and done, Michigan's of-
fense reigned supreme. Dransfeldt and Kirk
Beerman had three hits apiece, and the Besco twins
combined to go 3-for-7 with five runs and six RBI.
Bobby Scales and Jason Alcaraz each reached base
five times, and neither one would make the press
release.
TheWolverines travel to Evanston this weekend
for a four-game series with Northwestern. The
Wildcats are 5-3 in the Big Ten and are led by
junior leftfielder Mike Stritch, who is hittinge380
with eight round-trippers.
Stritch isjust one member of a potent Northwest-
ern offense, though. Eleven Wildcats are above
.300 for the season - six of them .345 or better.

Michigan will need a strong weekend to stay
ahead of the rest ofthe league. Illinois is just a half-
game back at 8-3, and Penn State is 7-4.

WARREN ZINN/Daily
otal in yesterday's romps of the Rockets.

doubleheader
That turned the game."
Two outs later, a wild pitch by Rockets pitcher Desiree
Abrego (8-10) moved the runners to second and third.
Traci Conrad singled Smith home and advanced to sec-
ond on the cut-off throw.
With first-base open, two runners on and two out, some
managers would have elected to give one of the Wolver-
ines' best hitters, Sara Griffin, a free pass to first to set up
a force play at any base.
But Toledo elected to pitch to Griffin, who proceeded
to rip a double to center field, driving in two runs.
The Wolverines notched two more runs in the fifth
when Conrad grounded to second with the bases loaded
See TOLEDO, Page 11

'Tau 3&ta JA1
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Tau Beta Pi, the National Engineering Honor Society, was founded to mark in a fitting
manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by distinguished scholar-
ship and exemplary character as students in engineering, or by their attainments as alumni
in the field of engineering, and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges.
We, the officers and faculty advisors of the Michigan Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi, wish to
congratulate the following people who have achieved our high standards and have success-
fully completed the initiation rituals, thereby becoming active members of Tau Beta Pi:

Keith Acker
Greg Benz
John Cacace
Daniel Cheong

Mohammed
Hasanuzzaman
Dana Heuschele
Lawrence Hollier

John McLaren
Parthiv Mehta
Christine Miller
Nicolas Minbiole

Marcus Sprow
David Stockoski
Rahul Tendulkar
Randall Urbance

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