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The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 25, 2000 - 11.

Late rally leads Mets past Hernandez, bac

Golfers place fourth as
fall season comes to end
Tfhe Michigan women's <-lf team
capped off a successful fall season ;es-
terday, finishing fourth in the Central
District Classic in Bradenton. 1H1a.
Heading into vesterdav's 1 S-hole
final round in second place, the
Wolverines fired a solid team score of
312 for a 54-hole total of 928, finishing
12 shots behind tournament winner
Kent and Ohio State both came from
behind to overtake Michican in the
final standinis.
Junior Misia Lemanski led the
Michigan charge, shootinuc hoth her
individual sin e--round and tourna-
rment low scores fOr the season. She
finished tied for eighth place with a
score of 232, seven shots off the pace
set by individual tournament winner
Ashley Lowerv of Ohio State.
Just behind Lemanski was KiM
Benedict, who wound up iII l2th-place
with a score of 233. Courtney Reno,
LeAnna Wicks and Bess Bowers shot
scores of 234, 236 and 240, respective-
lv. Sarah Kreur did not compete in the
tournament because of a strained neck.
The Wolverines will not play another
tournament until the Midwest Classie
i Dallas, which begins on Feb. 23,
Christ Burlkc

\ VvYORK (AP) Back in their raucous den,
with its ear-splitting music and jets roaring overhead,
the New York Mets were right at home - and right
back in this Subway
Series. N YANEIS 2
Benny Agbavani
ot Shea Stadium NY Mrv 4
shaking with a go-
ahead double in the eighth inning as the Mets hand-
ed Orlando Hernandez his first postseason defeat,
beatiung the New York Yankees 4-2 last night to cut
their World Series deficit to 2- 1
A sellout crowd of55299 went crazy as Armando

Benitez held on in the ninth inning this time, helping
the Mets end the Yankees' record 14-game winning
streak in the World Series.
"Our fans have been waiting 14 years for this,"
winning pitcher John Franco said. "They're very
loud and we just love being in this ballpark and the
Hernandez began the night with an 8-0 record and
a 1.90 ERA in postseason play, and set a Yankees'
World Series record by striking out 12, breaking the
mark of II set by Bob Turley in 1956.
"All we ever heard was how he won all those
games and had never lost," Aobavani said. "There's
the first time for evei'vone.
Still. in a ballpark where the Mets thrive on late-
inning magic, it was not enough.
"We had opportunities:' Yankees manager Joe
Torre said.

Now, after two one-run defeats at Yankee
Stadium, the Mets get a chance to draw even. Bobby
J. Jones will pitch Game 4 tonight against Denny
Neagle and Bill Clinton is expected to become the
first president in office to attend a Series game since
Ronald Reagan in 1983.
Hernandez, who struck out the first three hitters in
the opening inning and took advantage of a few extra
inches on the outside corner of Jeff Kellogg's strike
zone, fanned Robin Ventura to start the eighth.
But after Todd Zeile singled, Agbavani doubled
into the left-center field gap. Agbayani has hit in all
12 of the Mets' postseason games this year, includ-
ing a 13th-inning home run that beat San Francisco
in the division series.
The sixth inning saw the Mets tie it at 2, and
showcased all this Subway Series has to offer - big
stars delivering in big spots, dueling fans and drama

kinto senes
with every pitch.
With reliever Dennis Cook warming up in a hurry.
Mets manager Bobby Valentine gambled. He put up
Darryl Hamilton for starter Rick Reed, yet the pinch
hitter was no match for Hernandez and grounded out.
The Yankees tied it at I in the third on David
Justice's RBI double. It came with two outs, as have
several of the Yankees' big hits in this Series.
Reed was not sharp in the next half-inning line
Martinez led off with a single and one out later, Paul
O'Neill hit his first triple since July 23, 1999. Scott
Brosius was hit by a pitch, but Reed limited the dam-
age and the fourth inning ended with the Yankees
leading 2-1
O'Neill doubled and tripled, giving him five
straight hits - two short of the Series record set by
Cincinnati's Billy Hatcher in 1990 - before ground-
ing out his next time up.

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NCAA places
on four years'l


was described as one of the worst
cases of academic fraud in 20 years
cost the Minnesota mens,basketbal
procr1am four years' probat ion and
five scholarships. But the ( oden1
:.opheirs escaped the worst penalt.
Because Minnesota had acted
firmly to investigate itself' and pun-
ish those i nvol vedl in a wxidespiead
term-paper scam, the NCAA decid-
edTt~esdav it would not bar the un-
versity from postseason play
Such punishment would have cost
the school hundreds of' thousands of
dollars in TV money and immeasur-
able recruiting chances.
Members of the NCAA's infrac-
tions committee said the scandal was
among the most serious cases of aca-
demic fraud in 20 years.
The committee added slighty to
several of' Minnesota's self-imposed
punishiments, adding to recruiting
limits and ordering that all records
of postseason tournaments during
the misconduct from 1993-98 be
Ti ers to keep coaching
st intact for next year
DETROIT (AP) I hi rDetroit
Tigers will keep their 2000 coaching
staff intact next season.
Coaches Bill Madlock, Doug
Mansolino, Bob Melxin. Lance
Parrish, luan Samuel and Dan
Warthen all will return in the 2001
season after agreeing to terms, the
team said.
They will assist manager Phil
Garner, who is entering the second
year of a four-year contract.
In another move, the club signed
left-handed reliever Seai Runyan to
a minor league contract with an invi-
tation to spring training. The 26-
year-old was a September call-up for
the Tigers after spending most of the
season at Triple-A Toledo.
Runyan had thiee outings for1 the
Ti get's anid was 0-0 ihiIt a600 F A.
HIis season ended Sept.1( because
of inflammation in his Icft elbow. ie
underwent surgery Sept. 22.
Clemens fined $50,000 for
throwing bat at Piazza
NEW YORK (AP) New York
Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens was
fined 550,000 yesterday for throw ing
the jagged barrel of a shattered bat
toward New York Mets catcher Mike
Piazza in Game 2 of the World Series.
Clemens wasn't suspended for
throwing the broken bat in-the first
inning of Sunday night's game, and
baseball didn't disclose the amount
of the fine. But two baseball officials
with knowledge of the line, speaking
on condition of anonymity, said it
was 550,000.
Clemens engaged in "inappropriate
conduct," according to a statement by
Frank Robinson, baseball's vice pres-
ident in charge of discipline.
Robinson didn't elaborate on his con-
cl usions.
The players' association has seven
days to decide whether to appeal
Robinson's decision to Paul Beeston,
baseball's chief operating officer.
During the regular season against
Clemens, Piazza was 7-fur-12 ( .583)
with three homers.


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