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S c o r e b o a r d . ,, , , , , ;'
AMERICAN Anaheim 4,
LEAGUE TAMPA BAY 2
BALTIMORE 1, N.Y. YANKEES 3,
fTexas 0 Boston 0
CLEVELAND 6, Seattle 10.
Toronto 3 MINNESOTA 3
Chicago 17, NATIONAL
DETROIT 16 LEAGUE
Milwaukee 2,
CINCINNATI 1

ATLANTA 4,
Philadelphia 2
N.Y. Mets 7,
HOUSTON 4
SAN DIEGO 4,
Chicago 3
NFL
FOOTBALL
San Francisco 45,
WASHINGTON 10

UrteAidtun iau

Tracking 'M' teams
Getting out of classes early today? Make a road trip to
Ypsilanti, where the 14th-ranked Michigan soccer teanW
will be playing Eastern Michigan at 4 p.m. Who knows,
it might be a preview of the football game Saturday.
Tuesday
September 15, 1998

THE HOME RUN
McG WIRE VS.

CHASE:
SOSA

Women's golf takes fifth at Spartan Invitational

By Philip Maguran
For the Daily
The Michigan women's golf team
began its fall season on a positive note,
finishing tied for fifth out of 12 teams at
the Mary Fossum/Spartan Invitational this
past weekend in East Lansing.
By posting an overall score of 953 for
the 54-hole event, the Wolverines tied
Notre Dame and Illinois State. Host
Michigan State won the tournament, post-
ing a score of 895, 34 strokes better than
second-place Wisconsin.
The Wolverines were led by senior
Sharon Park, who posted a 233 to tie for
ninth individually out of the 89 women
competing. Park has been the team leader

for Michigan the past three seasons, fin-
ishing seventh in the Big Ten tournament
the past two years. She is aiming to finish
higher this year.
Sophomore Trish Watkins also per-
formed well, posting a career-best 54-hole
total of 235 to finish in 14th place.
Michigan coach Kathy Teichert said
she was impressed by her teams perfor-
mance, despite the lack of preparation
time. Team practice began on Labor Day,
just one day before classes started,
"We had some definite bright spots to
build upon, and I know that this team will
continue to improve," Teichert said. "I
like the fact that we had four players score
in the 70s in the first round and two play-

ers finish the tournament with average
scores in the 70s."
The fifth-place finish for the
Wolverines already represents an
improvement over last season's, when the
Wolverines finished last in the Big Ten.
Included in this tournament were victories
over Big Ten rival Illinois and local foe
Eastern Michigan. Overall, the
Wolverines finished third out of four Big
Ten teams, losing only to Michigan State
and Wisconsin.
The young Michigan team also fea-
tured good showings by four other com-
petitors. Freshmen LeAnn Wicks and
Bess Bowers both had solid first tourna-
ments, finishing with scores of 242 and

245 respectively. Wicks' score tied her for
28th overall and Bowers ended up tied for
37th. Sophomore Amy Talbot shot her
way to a three- round total of 247, which
put her in 40th place and made her the
fifth Wolverine to finish in the top half of
the tournament.
Rounding out the players and just
missing the top half was sophomore
Jennifer Baumann, whose 250 put her i
45th place.
The Wolverines will take a break from
competition this coming week, and will
resume play Sept. 25 in West Lafeyette at
the Lady Northern Intercollegiate. The
Big Ten Championship will be held at the
same location this spring.

Curses and confoundment-

AP PHOTO
Mark McGwire went 2-4 with two RBI last night, but he did
not hit a home run, leaving him tied with Sammy Sosa at 62.
McGwire, Sosa
held homerless
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Mark McGwire was back in the
d lineup. He just didn't look like a home run king.
A day after leaving a game at Houston early because of
minor back spasms, the St. Louis Cardinals' slugger was
a.quiet 2-for-4, taking few healthy swings last night in a
7i3 win over Pittsburgh.
McGwire had a two-run single in a four-run second
inning off Jason Schmidt (I1-
12). He has just three singles in The Ho e
1f at-bats in six games since hit-
ting homer No. 62, and has been Run Chase
cught by the Chicago Cubs'
Sammy Sosa. Mark McGwire (98) 62
Against Schmidt, McGwire Sammy Sosa e9S 62
struck out in the first on a Roger Maris (61) 61
checked swing and grounded
out to first on a checked swing Babe Ruth ('27) 60
im the fourth. In the sixth, he had Mark McGwire ('97) 58
4 rare single to right off Todd
Van Poppel on another awkward, incomplete swing.
As a precaution, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa
skid he probably won't use McGwire in both games of
tpnight's doubleheader against the Pirates.
In batting practice, McGwire appeared to be his old
self with eight homers in 16 swings. Two of them reached
the upper deck and a third banged off a window in the
Stadium Club just below the top deck.
Still, he was probably happy just to be playing. The last
time McGwire had back spasms, on June 1 in San Diego,
he missed three games.
Jose Jimenez (1-0), making his first career start, held
the Pirates to four hits and one run in seven innings. He
walked five, including Abraham Nunez three times, and
struck out three.
SAMMY UPDATE: Sosa, who went 0-for-4 in the Cubs 4-
3 loss to the San Diego Padres yesterday, was pretty busy
off the field, too. He took calls from President Clinton
and Mark McGwire yesterday and issued a plea: How
about someone giving back historic home run ball No.
62?
Not for him to keep, though.
"If he comes and gives it to me, that ball's not going to
go to my house," Sosa said. "That ball's going to the
American people and the Hall of Fame."
Getting it back could be a whole other matter, though.
Sosa tied McGwire in stunning fashion on Sunday, hit-
ting Nos. 61 and 62 out of Wrigley Field onto Waveland
Avenue.
Three people claim to be the rightful owner of historic
ball No. 62, Chicago police said, and there may be no real
way to prove who has it. After McGwire broke the record
last week in St. Louis, major league baseball stopped
putting a secret mark on balls pitched to him and Sosa.
Both homers set off wild scrambles, and Sosa was
asked what he thought about fans practically beating each
other up to get to the ball.
"If that were the situation and I weren't a ballplayer, I'd
probably be doing (it) the same way," he told about 100
reporters and cameramen crammed into the San Diego
Chargers' locker room at Qualcomm Stadium.

Lost games,
lost players
leave Blue

A

at a loss

A

By Mark Snyder
Daily Sports Editor
Around Schembechler Hall these
days, an unfimiliar four-letter word is
prevalent: loss.
To the general masses, the intona-
tion is obvious. After falling to Notr
Dame and Syracuse in consecutiv
weeks, Michigan carries an 0-2 record
for the first time since the 1988 sea-
son.
So the initial concept of loss is in
the actual game situations. Both
weeks the scoreboards read more for
the other team - problem No. 1.
But the reality is buried much
deeper than that. The greater concern
lies in the loss of personnel.
At his weekly press conferen4
yesterday, Lloyd Carr made another
subtraction from the rapidly depleting
depth chart.
Justin Fargas - the tailback Carr
praised at great length a week ago -
i hampered by a bruised shoulder and
his status for Saturday's game against
Eastern Michigan remains uncertain.
In addition, fellow backfield
mates Aaron Shea and Clarenc
Williams are also questionable for two
game.
Not that they would have anyone
to run behind.
- Center Steve Hutchinson, still
aggravated by an injury suffered in
the third quarter of the Notre Dame
game, was replaced by Steve Frazier
for much of the Syracuse loss.
Carr's reluctance to discuss his
fallen players is somewhat under-
standable, for it's probably difficult-
for him to keep track of them. TV
bulk of his linebacking corps - Ian
Gold, Sam Sword and Clint
Copenhaver - is also hobbled or
sidelined.
So excuses exist for this plummet-
ing national champion, but the
Wolverines are not ready to pass them
off as reality.
"Instead of looking at what's
wrong with the team, as individua
(Sunday) we looked at what's wron
with each of us "captain Jon Jansen
said. "We need to look at each of ou-
selves."
With the past supposedly forgotten
- Jansen said the Wolverines will
focus on "the next two weeks" -
attention from the past is hardly
- See LOSS, Page 12

WARREN ZINN/Daily
Clarence Williams and the Michigan football team have been running on fumes this season. The Wolverines have dropped their first two games
for the first time in 10 years and are not ranked In the polls for the first time In nearly five years.

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