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48 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 12, 1999

Ohio State 7

Ohio State
'|W| Michigan

13

MOchiSant 7
Ohio State 4

Ohio State 13
Michigan 10

Michigan

4

6

I

Ye seday's box score
OHIO STATE (13)
AB R H RI BBSO PO A
Lockwood, cf 5 1 2 1 1 2 4 0
Durant, c 5 2 2 2 1 1 2 0
Trott,lb 5 3 3 3 0 0 12 1
Ehrnsberger, 2b 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 5
Turner, rf 5 1 2 1 0 2 3 0
Driscoll, if 5 1 2 3 0 2 4 0
Middleton,3b3 1 1 1 1 1 0 2
Mayor dh 5 1 1 0 0 3 0 0
Mcilvain, ss 5 2 3 2 0 0 2 3
Totals 42 13 16 13 412 2711
E: none DP: none LOS: 7 25: 3 (2 Mcivain,2
Lockwood) 38: 3 (Durant Turner, Driscoll) HR: 2
(Trott, Mcllvain) SO: none CS: none SF: 1
(Middleton)
MICHIGAN (10)
AB R H RBI BB SO PO A
Scales, 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 2 0
Alcarazrf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cervenak,3b 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
Sanborn,dh 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 0
Dines, ph,dh 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
ush, cf 5 2 2 3 0 0 1 0
stedt,1b2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
Besco ph,1b2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0
Bobeda,If 5 2 3 2 0 0 4 0
Parrish, c 4 1 1 3 0 1 11 1
Tosa, ss 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
LaRosaph,ss1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Totals 38 10 12 10 3 2 26 5
s: none3DP: 1 LOB: 6 2B: 3 (Alcaraz. Bobeda,
Tousa) 3B: 1(Bush) NR: 3 (Bush. Bobeda, Parrish)
SB: none CS: none SF: 1(Cervenak)
Ohio State ............2 2 4 31010 0 -13
Michigan...............011 060110-10

Ohio State has too
much 'oomph' for Blue

Michigan
Bonner
Kelley
Reid
Putz
Ohio Stae
Laratta
Goodrum
Cox

IP
3.0
1.2
20
2.1
IP
4.2
3.0
1.1

H
6
6
3
1
H
9
6
0

R
8
4
1
0
R
8
4
0

ER
8
4
1
0
ER
8
4
0

B
2
0
1
2
0
0

So
7
0
2
3
so
7
0
1

AS
14
12
9
7
AB
14
12
4

BF
17
12
10
8
OF
17
12
4

By Michael Kern
Daily Sports Writer
In this weekend's series against
Michigan, Ohio State proved that it is
going to be the team to beat this sea-
son in the Big Ten.
Winning three of the four games
and extending its
Big Ten record to 7- BASEBALL
1, Ohio State made Commentary
it clear that every-----------
one, including -----------------
Michigan, is going to have to get a
little better if they want to contend
for the Big Ten title.
"They just had that little bit of
extra oomph," senior Bobby Scales
said. "They are definitely on a roll."
The Buckeyes beat Michigan with
their bats. In the first game of the
series, catcher Tom Durant hit a
grand slam in the top of the ninth
inning to give Ohio State a 7-3 victo-
ry.
In their other two victories, the
Buckeyes scored in I1 of the 16
innings played. Of those 11, eight
were multi-run innings. When they
had men on base, the Buckeyes' hit-
ters produced, scoring 33 runs with
just 39 hits in their three victories. In
comparison, Michigan stranded 25 of
its 44 baserunners in those three
games.
The Buckeyes also started quickly,
scoring five runs in the first inning of
the middle game on Saturday and 11
of their 13 runs in yesterday's game
in the first four innings.
The Wolverines, on the other hand,
opened both of those losses with
scoreless first innings and didn't
scnre the meat nf their rnns until the

middle or late stretch. Each game,
Michigan had to try to dig itself out
of a four-or five-run hole that was
just too deep to overcome.
For most of the weekend, Ohio
State seemed to be just one step
ahead of the Wolverines. Perhaps the
best example of that came in the
opening game on Saturday, in which
both teams rallied to produce a num-
ber of runs in one inning.
In the first inning, the Buckeyes
quickly put runners on first and sec-
ond base with one out. Three base
hits, two critical errors, and a wild
pitch later, starter J.J. Putz was leav-
ing the game with five runs on the
scoreboard for Ohio State.
In the fifth, Michigan scored three
runs and loaded the bases with just
one out, threatening a comeback. But
Buckeyes second baseman Chad
Ehrnsberger, made a diving stop on a
rocket up the middle, flipping it to
the shortstop for a double play to end
the inning.
The outcome of this weekend
means that it will be difficult for the
Wolverines to compete for the regu-
lar season Big Ten title. With a 6-6
record in the Big Ten, Michigan can't
afford many more conference loses.
And with a four-game road series
against a strong Minnesota team up
next weekend, the Wolverines will
have to get back to top form if they
plan to win the series.
"We have six losses this year, and
when we won (the Big Ten regular
season title) in 1997, we were 17-9,"
Scales said. "It doesn't take a math
major to figure out that we've got to
cnme hack and nlav hard."

AtFisher Field
Attendance: 200

OHIO STATE (13)
AS R H RI BSOPO A
Lockwood, cf 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0
Durant, dh 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
Trott, 1b 3 1 2 2. 1 0 11 1
msberger,2b3 2 1 2 0 0 2 5
Turner, rf 4 2 2 2 1 0 1 0
DriscolIlIf 4 2 2 3 1 0 1 0
Middleton, 3b1 0 0 1 1 1 0 2
Mcllvainss 3 0 1 1 1 1 2 6
Alvord, c 3 1 1 0 1 2 1 1
Totals 3113 1411 65S21 16
E:1 (Mcllvain) DP:1 LOB: 8 28: 3(2 Lockwood
Durant) 3B: 1 (Driscoll) HR: none SB: none CS: 1
(Mclivain) SH: 1(Middleton) SF: 3 (Trott,
Ehrnsberger, Middleton)
MICHIGAN (6)
AlA A RI BBS0PO A
Scales,2B 4 1 1 1 0 1 2 4
Alcaraz,rf 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0
Cervenak, 3b 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Besco,1b 3 1 1 0 1 0 6 1
Bush, cf 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 0
Seestedtc 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Sanborn, dh 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 0
Dombos, ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobeda,lIf 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Dinesphlf 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Toumass 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
Parrish,ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LaRosa, ss 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Ttals 30 6105S3 1 2111
E:2 (Scales, Bobeda) DP: none LOB: 828: 0 3B: 0
NR: 2(Scales, Sanborn) SB: none CS: none SH: 1
(Tousa) SF: none
OhioState......510 203 2-13
I Michigan ..........020 031. 0-6

DANALINNANE/aiA
The Michigan baseball team struckout with men on base In its weekend series against Ohio State. The Wolverines stranded
25 men on base in their three loses. The Buckeyes proved they will be the team to beat In the Big Ten this year.
'hopes lessons will proel squad

Michigan
Putz
Cranson
Young.
Alexander
Ohio State
Lee
Goodrum

[F
0.1
3.2
1.1
1.2
IP
4.1
2.2

H
4
5
2
3
H
8
2

R
5
3
3
2
R
5
1

ER
4
3
3
2
ER
4
1

8B
2
1
3
0
.85
2
1

So
0
3
1
1
SO
1
0

AB
6
13
5
7
AB
21
9

SF
8
17
8
9
BF
25
101

By Geoff Gagnon
Daily Sports Writer
With a skip off the infield dirt and
a hop that split the Ohio State infield,
Michigan second baseman Bobby
Scales turned a 3-1 count into a line-
drive single and an 18-game hitting
streak into an impressive 19-game
one.
Yet Scales' hitting barrage that has
allowed him to reach base in every
game this season was of little conse-
quence to the , senior as his
Wolverines came up short three times
against the Buckeyes this weekend.
"I would trade every game of the
streak for four wins this weekend,"
Scales said.
And for Scales, Michigan's dreary
showing on a dismal afternoon yes-
terday was a bitter pill to swallow,
but one that comes from the chal-
lenge that he and his teammates have
come to expect.
"It's tough to keep your head up
right now," Scales said. "But that's
why we're here, that's why you come
to Michigan.
"We're here for the challenge, to
play the Ohio States. I don't have to
say how big it is to lose three to Ohio

State. I don't have to explain what
that rivalry means."
Despite slipping in the Big Ten
rankings with this weekend's losses
to the Big Ten pacesetter, Scales was
quick to point out that the losses
were certainly not insurmountable.
"We do have a lot going for us,"
Scales said. "In the grand scheme of
things this could only be three losses.
We have to look at it simply as three
losses and get back to taking care of.
business."
That's a mission Michigan coach
Geoff Zahn is confident his squad
can achieve as they eye four more
conference battles ahead.
"I told the kids to keep their heads
up;' Zahn said. "We need to keep
battling. We are very capable of
doing well and controlling our own
destiny. If we can put a winning
streak together here, we're very much
in it."
And for an experienced team that
has found itself in tough places
before, responding to adversity is
something to be expected from this
Michigan team, Scales said.
But despite seeing an opportunity
to make some serious strides in the

conference race slip through their
hands, Zahn said he is still confident
in his team's ability to dispel any
doubt about contending in the con-
ference.
"I thought our guys battled back
hard," Zahn said. "I still don't think
we've seen any team that we can't.
play against. Any one of my guys out.
here would love another shot at Ohio
State later in the year."
Should Michigan get back on pace
to challenge the Buckeyes, who are
now 7-1 in the conference, Scales
said this weekend's matchups with
the Buckeyes will need to serve A
the catalyst for a mid-season turn-
around.
"This weekend has to be a motiva-
tor for us," Scales said. "Its got to be.
There's no question, our objective is
to win the Big Ten."
And that's a goal that has
remained consistent all season long
said Zahn who knows this weekend's
setbacks won't knock his team out
for long.
"Our guys are not going to give up.*
This is not a team that gives in, they
battle back," Zahn said. "You won't
see this team give up at all."

At: Fisher Field
Attendance: 1.463
Satudays d box E
(ICHIGAN (7)
- AS R H RII=I30PO A
Scales, 2b 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 1
Alcaraz, rf 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 0
Cervenak,3b 3 1 1 2 0 0 3 3
Sanborn, dh 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Bush cf 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 1
Seestedt,lb3 0 1 1 01 7 1
Bobeda,If 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Parrish c 1 1 1 1 2, 0 1 0
usa, ss 3 1 2 0 0 0 3 3
Totals 25 7 9 6 3"4 21 9
E: 1(Cervanek) DP: 1 LOB: 7 25: 1 (caraz) 38:
none KR: 1(Parrish) SB: none CS: none S: none.
SF: 1 (Cervanek)
OHIO STATE (4)
AS R H RBI SOPO A
Lockwood, cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Durant, c 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Trott, lb 3 2 2 0 0 0 7 1
Ehmsberger, 2b3 2 2 4 0 0 1 2
Turner, rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Driscoll, If 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0
Middleton, 3b 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3
Mayor, dh 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Mclvain, ss 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 28 4 6s 4 1 186
E: none DP: 1 LOB: 4 28: 1 (Trott) : none HR:
2 (2 Ehrnsberger) SB: none CS: none SH: none
SF: none
Ohio State.............2020000- 4
Michigan...............102400 - -7

DANA IINNANE/Daily
The Michigan baseball team will look to use this weekend's losses to Ohio State
as motivation for the remainder of the Big Ten season.
Blue falters in

Mlcftln IP K R ESBBSO0AB
Pistitlli 7.0 8 4 4 1. 1 28

Ohio State
Smith
Fullenkamp
Goodrum

IP
3.0
0.1
2.2

H
7
1
1

R
5
'2
0

ER
4
2
0

B
2
0
1

SO
2
0
2

AS
15
1
9

SF
29
BF
18
4
10

At: Fisher Field
Attendance:1,463
OHIO STATE (7)
AB R H RIBBS0PO A
Lockwood, cf 4 2 0 0 1 2 2 0
Ourant, c 5 2 2 6 0 1 6 0
Trott,1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 9 1
Ehxrnserer, 2b 4 0 2 0 1 0 2 4
Turnerrf 4 0 3 0 0 0 4 0
Driscol,If, 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Middleton,3b4 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
Mayor, dh 3 20 0 000 0
Mcllvain ss 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 2
Totals 37 7 10 6 3 5 27 9
E: none DP: 1 LOS: 6 28: 1(Mcllvain) 30: none
KR: 2 (2 Durant) : 1 (Mayor) CS: none SK: none
SF: none
MICHIGAN (4)
Al R H RBIBB SOPO A
Scales2b 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 3
Alcaraz, rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Cervenak, 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Besco, 1b 4 0 0 0 0 2 10 4

series with Bucks
BUCKEYES
Continued from Page 1B
ninth on Durant's second round-tripper of the afternoon.
This time the Buckeyes' backstop slugged a grand slam
onto the softball field, and gave Ohio State a 7-3 lead.
Ohio State rode Durant's ninth-inning heroics into
Saturday's second game with five runs in the first.
The Wolverines recovered, as they pulled within 8-5 in
the fifth inning with the bases loaded and Parrish coming
to the plate.
Parrish sent a shot up the middle which looked as if it
would get through, but Buckeye second baseman Chad
Ehrnsberger ended the Wolverines' threat by making a div-
ing catch and flip to his right, to start an inning-ending dou-
ble play.
In Saturday's night-cap, it was Ehrnsberger again who
proved to be a thorn in the side of the Wolverines.
The Buckeye second baseman connected on two Vince
Pistilli offerings for round trippers, and racked up four RBI.
But Pistilli (2-1) would have the last laugh as that output
would be all the Buckeyes could muster. Pistilli finished the
game having pitched a seven-hit complete game victory for
the Wolverines.
Ohio State finished their successful weekend with a 13-
10 barn burner against the Wolverines yesterday.
"They beat us three out of four times, so they proved they
were the better team this weekend," Zahn said. "The key
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