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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 11, 2005 - 5B

LINE OF THE WEEK
Jeff Niemiec
Relief Pitcher
Friday vs. Iowa

WHAT DID YOU SAY?
"It's baseball. You never know what's
going to happen. Hopefully everyone
does a little internal check of them-
selves and gets their shit together and
we'll do something."
- Michigan junior shortstop Chris Getz

PLAYERS OF THE SERIES

Tim Gudex
(Iowa)
The Iowa closer was the key to
the Hawkeyes' success in the late
innings. The usually clutch Michigan
hitters only batted .133 against him.

PH RERBB
0+3 5 52

SO
0

FRIDAY'S GAME
S Iowa Hawkeyes 13
WP: Ryan Dupic (1-1)
Michigan Wolverines 12
LP:Paul Hammond (1-2)

SATURDAY, GAME 1
021 Iowa Hawkeyes 2
LP: Casey O'Rourke (2-1)
Michigan Wolverines 4
WP: Michael Penn(3-1)

SATURDAY, GAME 2
S Iowa Hawkeyes 5
WP: Kevin Sunderman (1-1)
Michigan Wolverines 3
LP: Drew Taylor (2-2)

Doug Pickens
(Michigan)
The freshman improved his average by .095
this weekend and drove in three RBI. He
also made two excellent plays at second
base and committed no errors.
YESTERDAY'S GAME
Iowa Hawkeyes 7
WP: Chris Zinn (1-1)
Michigan Wolverines 6
LP: Derek Feldkamp (4-2)

Getz 'quietly

' spurs Blue

By Pete Sneider
Daily Sports Writer
If there's such a thing as a "quiet" .408
batting average, junior Chris Getz has it.
Michigan's middle-infielder is flying
a bit under the radar this season due to
a lack of pop in his bat. Even though
Getz has 42 hits on the season - sec-

ond on the team -
only three have gone
for extra bases. And
his RBI total, 14, is
fifth on the team and
underwhelming for a
No. 3 hitter.

.
$ ° '":;

But Getz, a pre-
season third team All-American selec-
tion by Baseball America, has relied
on other methods to put runs on the
board.
"I'm pretty much a speed guy,"
Getz said. "Well, at least I think I'm
a speed guy."
Getz doesn't need to think twice
- he leads the Big Ten in stolen
bases with 17, already surpassing last
season's total of 15. And his knack
for stealing bases has frequently put
him in scoring position - he boasts
a team-high 28 runs.
The Grosse Pointe native was one of
the few bright spots for the Wolverines
this weekend against Iowa. Getz was 6-
for-13 at the plate with four walks but
was wreaking most of his havoc on the
base paths. He nabbed four stolen bases,

scoring on three of them. And with his
nifty "pop-up" slides, Getz advanced to
third twice due to errant throws.
"On the bases, I pretty much try
to create hell out there for the other
team," Getz said. "Even if I make outs,
I want them always thinking 'He might
go here.' It puts a little more pressure
on the pitcher. He might throw a ball
(because of my presence on the bases).
An infielder might force a throw or
something or hurry up to much to make
an error."
DOUBLE TROUBLE: It's a rare occur-
rence when one coach gets tossed from
a collegiate baseball game, let alone
two. But it's unheard of for two coaches
on the same team to be thrown out in
the same inning.
Such was the case in game three
against Iowa this weekend.
In the top of the second inning,
Iowa coaches Nick Zumsande and Jack
Dahm were ejected from the game.
The controversy began when Hawk-
eyes pitcher Austin Steward attempted
a pick-off throw to nab junior A.J.
Scheidt at first base. Steward was
called for a balk and Scheidt advanced
to second.
While Dahm was disputing the call
with the first base umpire, Zumsande
was barking at head umpire, Mike
Wallace. Wallace gave him one warn-
ing and then pointed toward the right
field foul pole.
"The umpires were saying that

(Steward) was buckling his front knee,"
Zumsande said. "But we got thrown out
because (the umpires) didn't really give
us a straight answer as to why he was
balking."
Steward's controversial pick-off
move earned him another balk later in
the inning when freshman Doug Pick-
ens reached first on a single. Dahm
stormed out of the dugout to argue with
first base umpire Dave Buck, who lis-
tened for a couple minutes before toss-
ing him out of the ball game.
HIT ME BABY FOUR MORE TIMES:
Junior Derek Feldkamp is making a
case to be the most feared pitcher in the
Big Ten Conference.
After beaning four Hawkeyes in
Michigan's 7-6 loss on Sunday, Feld-
kamp's number of hit-batsmen shot up
to eight on the season and seven in his
last two appearances.
In his prior start against Minnesota,
Feldkamp nailed three batters in a row,
which led to a seven-run inning.
But the 6-foot-4 right-hander felt the
circumstances yesterday were unlike
last weekend's.
"It wasn't like I was all over the place
like I was last weekend," Feldkamp
said. "The slider got away from me a
few times, but it was mainly bad loca-
tion on the couple of pitches. That was
kind of just Murphy's Law working
against us. I just missed a spot here
and there by a couple inches, and their
guys just didn't get out of the way."

Michigan (18-10)
Player ABR
Rose cf 5 2
Butlerrf 5 1
Getz ss 4 2
Bohml1b 4 0
Kunkel c 3 0
Roblin If 3 0
Schmidt If 1 0
Scheidt 3b 5 1
VanBuskirk dh 5 0
Pickens 2b 4 0

H
1
1
2
3
1
0
0
1
2
1

B8
0 1
0
0
1 I
1
0
01
01
0
1

lowa(9-15)
Player ,
Price If !
Moss dh
Petty
Lytle ss !
Yoho rf
Welker c
Napoleon 1b
Brownell cf
Cox 3b
White 2b

AB R
5 0
3 1
2 0
5 0
4 0
3 1
4 0
3 2
4 1
3 2

H
1
1
1
1
1
0
0
1
1
1

BI
0
0
2
1
0
2
0
2
0
1

INSIDE THE
NUMBERS
KEY STAT
10
The number of hits and runs
scored by Iowa in the eighth
inning of Michigan's 13-12 loss on
Friday.
YESTERDAY'S GAME
Iowa 7, Michigan 6

Totals: 39 6 126 Totals:

36 7 9 7

LOB - Iowa 6; Michigan 12 E - Iowa: Lytle (10);
Cox (7). HR-Iowa: Brownell (1). Michigan: Butler
(4). DP- Iowa. 28 - Iowa: Price(2). Michigan:
Scheidt(9). 3B- Iowa: Petty (1) HBP- Minnesota
4: Yoho; Welker; Brownell; White. SBRMichigan 5:
Getz (3); Getz 2(17). SH -Michigan 1: Pickens.

Iowa
Michigan
Iowa
Conroy
Sweet
Zinn, W(1-1)
Reasland
Gudex
Michigan
Feldkemp, L(4-2)
Hammond

022 003 000
200 400 000

R H
7 9
6 12
BB
3
1
0
1
0

E
2
0
SO
0
1
2
2
0

IP H
2.0+4
1.2 4
1.2 1
2.2 3
1.0 0

R
2
4
0
0
0

ER
2
1
0
0
0

TOMMASO GOMEZ/Daily
Junior Chris Getz speeds around the bases this weekend against Iowa.

IP H R ER BB SO
5.17 27 7 0 5
3.2 2 00 0 0

Huge rallies down M'-Nine

SATURDAY, GAME 2
Iowa 5, Michigan 3

BIG
Continued from page 1B

"Everything t
Maloney said."
found the holes

But the hit parade continued. On a 0- sive. I don't even
2 count, Iowa's Nathan Price popped a Iowa's giganti
single to right-center, and his teammate, type of hit, inch
designated hitter Skylar Moss, followed flies and choppe
by knocking a single to rightfield. With Every one of the
Moss' single, five Iowa runners had legitimate - the
crossed home plate, and the Wolverines no errors and ma
had yet to record an out in the eighth. miscues in the in
Desperate for an end to the night- In the first of t
mare inning, Maloney yanked Tognetti on Saturday, Mi
and inserted lefty Paul Hammond, one big inning of its
of Michigan's steadiest hurlers. But of a scoreless ga
the Hawkeyes were locked in, and they Kunkel smacked
pounded the redshirt junior as well. Five to spark a four-ru
of the first six batters Hammond faced were all the Wolv
came up with hits, and the one excep- 4-2 victory evene
tion was a booming sacrifice fly off the But in the n
bat of rightfielder Nate Yoho. used a four-run
With 10 runs already on the board bury Michigan.
in the eighth, the Wolverines finally Taylor had been
put it together against Jason White, start of the year
the 14th batter of the inning. Red- the sixth with
shirt junior catcher Jeff Kunkel gave bunt single spar
Hammond a huge boost, gunning leave Michigan f
down Iowa's Andy Cox at second on After Taylor f
a botched squeeze play. Hammond fielder Matt Bu
responded by striking out White, Jesse Brownell I
finally putting an end to the most bru- the rightfield lin
tal inning of Michigan's season. A sacrifice fly b
HAWKEYES
Continued from page 1B
Michigan trailed Iowa 5-3. Senior Matt Butler led off with a
single, then moved over to second base after Getz grounded
out to first. But the Wolverines failed to put anymore runners
on base. It looked as though senior Kyle Bohm would tie the
game with a two-run home run when he jumped all over a
3-1 pitch from Gudex, but the ball was caught just short of
the warning track. With two outs, redshirt junior Jeff Kunkel
ended the game on a three-pitch strikeout.
"Early in the year, we were getting all those big hits,"
Maloney said. "That's why we were 16-3. And one of the rea-
sons why we're in a big slump now is that we're not getting
that big hit."
Michigan's lone bright spot of the weekend was the first
game of the doubleheader on Saturday. Senior Michael Penn
earned the win pitching six and a third innings allowing two
runs off four hits. The Wolverines broke open a 0-0 tie in the
sixth inning when Kunkel hit a three-run double. Schmidt
knocked in Kunkel with a single to make the game 4-0. Iowa
scored two runs in the seventh and threatened with runners
on second and third. But sophomore Clayton Richard settled
down and forced the Hawkeye batters into two ground outs
- one to the pitcher and one to second - to end the game.
Celebity Watch at 'The Fish'
The following celebrities were spot-
ted taking in baseball action at
Fisher Stadium this weekend:

they swung at fell in,"
"To their credit, they
. That's pretty impres-
sknow what to say."
c inning featured every
iding hard liners, deep
ers through the infield.
Hawkeyes' 10 hits was
e Wolverines committed
ade no serious defensive
nning.
two seven-inning games
chigan came up with a
own. In the sixth inning
me, redshirt junior Jeff
a bases-clearing double
un inning. The four runs
verines needed, and their
d the series at one.
ightcap, the Hawkeyes
inning of their own to
Redshirt junior Drew
cruising in his second
and entered the top of
a 3-1 lead. But Yoho's
rked a rally that would
frustrated once again.
orced a lineout to right-
tler, Iowa centerfielder
blooped a double down
t, moving Yoho to third.
rought Yoho home, and

Taylor was one out away from ending
the inning. But an apparent third strike
to Hawkeye third-baseman Luis Andru-
lonis was called a ball, and Andrulonis
capitalized, drilling a game-tying dou-
ble to left on the next pitch.
"How often in baseball do you see
that?" Maloney said. "I don't know if it
was a ball, but it was borderline - that's
for certain. And you get that, and then
the next guy gets the hit. It seems that's
how it's been going for a little while
here. Sooner or later, I'm just believing
that's going to turn around."
Michigan had a chance to escape
the inning without further damage, but
a defensive lapse allowed Iowa to pull
ahead. After pinch-runner Ryan Con-
sodine tripped going around the third
base bag, it appeared that the Wolver-
ines had an excellent chance to nail him
at home for the third out. But the throw
slipped between Michigan catcher Matt
Rademacher's legs, allowing Consodine
to score the go-ahead run.
"We've given up the big inning two
days in a row (and lost two games as a
result)," Maloney said. "For most of the
year, we've been able to stay out of the
big inning. And if you stay out of the
big inning, you'll be able to win most of
your games."

Michigan (18-9) Iowa (8-15)
Player AB R H Bl Player AB
Rose cf 4 0 0 0 Price.If 4
Butler rf 4 1 3 0 Sweet dh 4
Getz ss 2 1 0 0 Lytle ss 4
Bohml1b 3 0 1 2 Yoho rf 4
Kunkeldh/c 4 0 0 0 Welkerrc 3
Schmidt If 3 0 0 0 Brownell cf 4
Scheidt 3b 2 12 0 Cox 1b/3b 2
Rademacher c2 0 0 0 Abdrulonis 3b3
Roblin ph 0 0 0 0 Considine 0
Pickens 2b 2 0 2 1 Napoleon PO
Petty 2b 3
Totals: 26 3 6 3 White 0
Totals: 31

R
0
0
0
1
1
1
0~
0
1
0
5

H BI
2 1
1 0
0 0
3 0
1 1
190
1 1
0 0
0 4
2 0
0 0
114

LOB -Iowa 7; Michigan 8. E-Iowa: Welker (1).
Michigan: Rademacher (1). HR - Iowa: Welker (3).
DP - None. HBP - Michigan: Roblin. SF- Iowa: Cox
(1). Michigan: Bohm (2). SB- Michigan: Getz (15).)

Iowa
Michigan
Iowa
Seward
Sunderman, W (1-1)
Gudex
Michigan
Taylor, L (2-2)
Richard

R H
000 104 0 5 11
111 000 0 3 6

E
1
1
SO
2
0
1

IP
4.1
1.1
1.1

H
5
0
1

R
3
0
0

ER
2
0
0

BB
3
1
0

IP H R ER
5.2 9 5 3
1.1 2 0 0

BB SO
1 4
0 0

SATURDAY GAME 1
Iowa 2, Michigan 4

Senior Drew Taylor pitched five and two-thirds innings in a losing effort Saturday.

Iowa (3-3 Big Ten, 7-15)
Player AB R H BI
PricelIf 4 0 2 1
Mossb b 1 0 0 0
Petty ph 1 0 0 1
Lytle ss 3 0 0 0
Yoho rf 2 0 0 0
Welkerrdh 2 0 0 0
Brownell cf 2 0 0 0
Burmest dh1 0 0 0
Napolean c 3 1 1 0
Cox 3b 3 1 1 0
White 2b 3 0 1 0
Totals: 25 2 5 2

Michigan (1-5,18-8 overall)
Player AB R H Bi
Rosmcf 2 1 1 0
Butler rf 2 0 0 0
Getz ss 2 1 1 0
Bohm 1b 2 1 0 0
Kunkel c 3 1 2 2
Schmidt If 2 0 0 1
Scheidt 3b 3 0 0 0
VanBuskirk dh 3 0 0 0
Pickens 2b 2 0 1 0
Totals: 300 5 0

LOB- Iowa 7; Michigan 4 E- Iowa: Brownell (2);
Bohm (1). HR - None. DP - Iowa 1. 2B - None. HBP
- Iowa: Welker; Michigan: Bohm. S B-Michigan:
Schmidt (2). CS - Iowa: Moss (1). SH - Iowa:
Moss (1); Michigan 2: Butler (1), Schmidt (3).

Iowa
Michigan
Iowa
O'Rourke L(2-1)
Sweet
Michigan
Penn, W (3-1)
Richard, S (2)

R H
000 000 2 2 5
000 004 X 4 5

E
1
1

IP H R ER BB SO
5.142 2 2 3
0.2 1 2 1 0 1
IP H R ER BB SO
6.1 4 2 2 3 3
0.2 1 00 0 2

FRIDAY'S GAME
Iowa 13, Michigan 12
Iowa (3-2 Big Ten, 7-14) Michigan (0-5,17-8 overall)
Player ABRR H BI Player ABR H BI
PricelIf 5 1 3 1 Rose cf 5 2 2 2
Considine cf 1 0 0 0 Butler rf 4 1 0 0
Mossdh 5 2 2 1 Getz dh/ss 5 2 3 1
Petty ph/dhl 0 0 0 Bohml1b 5 1 3 5
Lytle ss 6 1 1 0 Kunkel c 4 1 1 0
Yoho rf 4 1 1 2 SchmidtIf 4 2 1 0
Welker c 4 2 3 2 Scheidt 3b 4 2 2 2
Brownell cf/If 4 3 2 1 Mahler ss 2 1 1 0
Napolean 1b 5 1 3 2 Miller ss 0 0 0 0
Cox 3b 5 1 3 3 Roblin ph 1 0 0 0
White2b 5 1 2 1 Pickens2b 5 0 2 1
Totals: 45 13 2013 Totals: 39 12 1511
LOB - Iowa 8; Michigan 7 E - Iowa: Lytle (9), Brownell
(1), Cox (6). HR- Michigan: Bohm (3), Scheidt
(3). DP - Iowa 3. 2B- Iowa: Yoho (6), Welker
(7), Brownell 2 (2), Cox 2 (4); Michigan: Rose

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