The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 17. 1998 -
*Top pro prospect to
start against Michigan
The NFL Draft
Now that their days in the maize
and blue are over, some of
Michigan's finest football players
will try and make the cut in
professional ranks tomorrow at the
Draft (noon. ESPN). Some of the
marquee Wolverines with draft
hopes are Charles Woodson, Brian
Griese, Chris Floyd, Chris Howard
and Glen Steele. Here's the order
By Andy La tack
1ailY Sport" \nter
* ro baseball scouts dotted the stands of Fisher
Stadium during Michigan's series with Minnesota
last weekcid. Not checking out any player in par-
ticular. according to one of the scouts, they lounged
in the warm weather and most were gone by mid-
They were probably just warming up their radar
guns for this weekend.
There will be many watchful eyes as Michigan
(5-7 Big Ten, 15-17-I overall) begins a four-game
series with Michigan State today.
Taking the hill for the Spartans tomorrow will be
Mark Mulder, considered by many to be the top
left-handed pitching prospect in college baseball.
The 6-foot-6, 200-pound junior, who is Michigan
State's everyday first baseman when he is not
pitching, will throw the first garne of a double-
header at Oldsmobile Park in East Lansing.
Mulder has been one of the few bright spots for
the struggling Spartans (4-8, 15-18), but has gotten
little run support in his outings. Because of this, he
posts a mediocre 3-4 record with a 3.86 ERA on
4 But the hard-throwing southpaw has been on fire
of late, sitting opposing batters down with ease.
Last week, he struck out 10 in a scoreless six-
inning performance against Oakland - a 4-0
Michigan State victory. He followed this with a 14-
strikeout performance against Indiana, a game in
which the Spartans struggled offensively, losing 2-
6. The hurler has 76 strikeouts on the season, and is
chasing the Michigan State single season record of
So is Michigan coach Geoff Zahn doing any-
thing special to prepare his Wolverines for the pos-
sible No. 1 overall pick in June's draft?
jNot really. He's just offering them the same
choice they've had all season.
"Every time you are at the plate, you only have
to make one decision whether to swing or not."
lahn said. "This isn't (Seattle Maiers ace) Randy
Johnson in mid-season form: this is a kid with a lot
of potential. We're going to go after him like we do
When the Wolverines do go after people, they
have been successful.They played aggressive base-
ball last weekend against second-place Minnesota
and took three of four games from the Gophers.
And after playing Illinois, Ohio State and
----- -----Minnesota -the top
This weekend's series
Who: Michigan vs Michigan
Where: Fisher Stadium (today
and Sunday), Oldsmobile Park
When: Today (3 p.m.),
tomorroW (doubleheader at I
p.m.). Sunday (1 p.m.)
Notables: Michigan will host
the Spartanstoday and
Sunday, with the twinbill
sandwiched in tomorrow in
three teams in the con-
ference standings -
the Wolverines finally
meet a team that is not
playing its best base-
ball. The Spartans
dropped an 8-5 deci-
sion to Eastern
just five hits against
the Eagles. The
Spartans also split a
of the first round:
2. San Diego
6. St. Louis
7. New Orleans
18. New England
22. New England
23. Tampa Bay
24. NY Giants
27. Kansas City
28. San Fran.
29. Green Bay
conference series with Indiana last weekend.
But Zahn, whose squad has also seen its share of
difficulty this year, will not let the Wolverines take
their arch-rival lightly.
"It's going to be a very intense series," Zahn said.
"They generally pitch pretty well and play good
defense, so they'll be a tough opponent"
But while the team will not look past Michigan
State, the Wolverines are primarily focusing on
their own performance.
"We're more concerned with doing what we do
well, both this weekend and for the rest of the year,"
Zahn said. "We're working on our mental
If Michigan is as mentally tough as last week-
end, the middle-of-the-pack Wolverines could be a
contender come crunch time in the Big Ten.
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Where: Michigan Stadium
When: Tomorrow, 12:45
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RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP
Thanks to the support of the entire University community, the Winter 1998
Environmental Theme Semester has been an unprecedented success! The
semester is coming to an end, however the message of the Environmental
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