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Page 20-Thursday, May 15, 1980-The Michigan Daily
Wolverines, looking ahead,split



9-8 verdicts with U ofD nine
By JON WELLS tunately for him, the Titan hitters hurler, Scot Elam. But Middaugh broke yanked him
began to find the seams in the down in the sixth and brought in fron- Brian Jones
In its final home games of the regular Wolverine defense, lacing together an tliner Steve Ontiveros who set down the allowed tw
eason yesterday, the Michigan error, a bunt single, and two texas last six batters, fanning the final three. before retiri
aseball team split a twinbill with the leaguers to tie the game at five. IN THE NIGHTCAP it was Michigan'
niversity f Detroit, winning the Michigan went on top to stay in the Michigan's turn to stage a comeback again in tI
nener 9-8 and dropping the flip-side by second when ten men came to the plate and come up short. Paciorek an
The possibility that the Wolverines and four more runs crossed it. Titan The Titans rocked Wolverine starter run-scoring
Tighte oingy ahad t heifors starter and loser, Wally Garner started and loser Mickey Kazmierski in the fir- center.
ight be looking ahead to their four the rally by hitting Randy Wroten and st inning when, after Ed Wilheim drew THE TITA
rucial Big Ten games next weekend the Wolverines finished it with singls by a walk and Tim Brady singled, Joe the second a
'as verified by Blue coach Bud Mid Foussaines, Hool and Young. Maloney launched his second home run a walk toI
augh as he emptied his bullpen, using The Titans chipped away at the lead of the day over the leftfield fence. double by B
ight different pitchers, including with two runs in the fourth and one in When Kazmierski walked the next a RBI single
eshman outfielder Dan Sygar. the fifth off the Wolverines' third hatter. Middaugh had seen enough and Michigan

in favor of the seldom used
s. The junior righthander
o more singles and run
ng the side.
s big guns responded once
heir half of the first as
d Hool blasted back-to-back
doubles to the gap in left-
LNS lengthened their lead in
at the expense of Jones with
Wilheim, a stolen base, a
rady scoring Wilheim, and
by Maloney.
pieced together two runs in


"I wanted to avoid using our top pit-
chers (Clinton, Dawson, Ontiveros, and
Elam) if possible," said Middaugh.
HIS CONCERN WAS evident over the
less than impressive performances by
his reserve pitchers. "I'm concerned
about our pitching. I have been since
the beginning of the season."
In spite of the non-essential nature of
the games, the heavy-hitting Blue
lineup cranked out 18 hits on the day,
highlighted by a first inning, three-run
home run by Jim Paciorek that broke
Bill Freehan's single season Michigan
runs batted in record. In the second
game another Michigan record was
shattered when George Foussianes
passed Rick Leach in career RBI
knocking in runs number 88 and 89.
Michigan started the day off with a
bang, pushing across nine runs in the
first two innings. In the first inning, af-
ter Paciorek's record-setting blast well
over the wall in left center, Gerry Hool
reached on an error by the Detroit thir-
dbaseman, stole second, and came
bome on Chuck Wagner's single to
right. John Young followed with a run
scoring double to stake the Wolverines
toa 5-i lead.
giving up one run in the first on three
walks and an error, started to find the
strike zone in the second. Unfor-

LIIG 111Lu Vll LIM "u1XGiUIVa Lullu

the bottom of the inning on a hit bat-
sman, -a wild pitch, a dropped third
strike, a stolen base, and Foussianes'
first of two hits, a two-run single to left.
With Detroit's lead cut back to two
runs, Middaugh brought back Wissing
in the third and the righthander settled
the Titans down for the middle three in-
nings, allowing only one run on two hits.
In the sixth, however, Michigan's four-
th pitcher, Charlie Harvey gave up
what proved to be the winning runs as
the Wolverines went on to tally four in
the bottom of the sixth.
The split puts the Blue record at 31-15-
1 overall and sends the Wolverines into
the final weekend of the regular season.
Detroit - 140 210 0-8
Michigan 540 000 X-9
Garner, Thibault (2nd), and Gill;
Wissing, Karazim (2nd), Elam (4th),
Ontiveros (6th), and Young.
WP-Karazim Lp-Garner S-Onit-
veros HR-Paciorek~Maloney
Detroit 420 012 0-9
Michigan 220 004 0-8
Wallis, Jacob, and Maffesoli; Kazmier-
ski, Jones (1st), Wissing (3rd), Harvey
(6th), Sygar (7th), and Young.
WP-Wallis LP-Kazmierski S-Ja-
cob HR-Maloney, Maffesoli



MICHIGAN FRESHMAN hurler Steve Ontiveros unleashes some heat inthe
first game of yesterday's doubledip against the invading Titans of Detroit.
Ontiveros came on in relief and set down the last six Detroit batters, fanning
the final three to record his initial save of the season to add to his 7-5 won-loss


special tothe Daily
DETROIT-Shortstop Alan Tram-
mell drove in two runs with a ninth in-
ning bases-loaded single to power the
Detroit Tigers to a 6-5 come-from-
behind victory over the Oakland A's
last night at Tiger Stadium. The
dramatic win enabled Detroit to sweep
its two-game series and extended its
winning streak to six games.
The bulk of the scoring took place in
the early innings with the remaining
runs coming in the ninth.
The Tigers opened the scoring in the
first inning off of A's starter Rick
Langford when Trammell singled and
Steve Kemp walked. Then third
baseman Richie-Hebner tripled to
straight-away center, driving in
Trammell and Kemp to give the Tigers
a quick 2-) lead.
The A's then struck back with a run in
the top of- the-second on-first baseman

Dave Revering's homer into the upper
deck in right field.
In the bottom of the third, Detroit
took a 3-1 lead when Trammell hit an in-
field single and Kemp singled to center,
moving Trammell to third who then
scored on Hebner's sacrifice fly to cen-
Oakland scored three runs to takea 4-
3 lead in the top of the fourth. With one
out, Revering singled to right and third
baseman Mike Gross walked. Both
scored on Tony Armas' home run to
left field.
John Hiller relieved Tiger starter
Milt Wilcox in the fifth and worked out
of a jam of his own making to begin the
inning. Rickey Henerson reached first
on a fielding error by Hiller, and stole
second. Mitchell Page walked on four
pitches and Hiller balked, moving both
runners up. Revering then walked to
load the bases, but Gross grounded to
Hiller to end the inning.
The Tigers tied it at 44in the bottom of

A's in ninth, 6-5


the fifth when Trammell walked and
Kemp doubled down the left field line,
scoring Trammell. Hebner's fly to cen-
ter doused the threat.
In the bottom of the eighth Trammell
led off with a double to left, which
singaled former Tiger manager Billy
Martin to relieve Langford.Right-
hander Bob Lacey came in and got
Kemp on an infield pap out, Hebner
struck out, and Champ Summers
grounded out to end thempotential rallys
The A's took the lead in their half of
the ninth. Tiger ace reliever Aurelio
Lopez took over for Hiller and Oakland
pitcher Jim Essian promptly tagged
him for a double off the left field fence.
But the Tigers worked out of that by
nailing pinch-runner Mike Edwards at
third on a grounder after throwing
Mario Guerrero out at first.
But with two outs, the Tiger infield
fell asleep when Rob Piccolo singled
and Henderson doubled him home to
give the A's a 54 lead. Tiger center

fielder Kirk Gibson slipped after
fielding the ball, allowing Piccolo to
round third and head home. Gibson
threw the ball to Trammell at second,
not realizaing he had a chance for a
play at the plate.
The Tigers pulled it out in the ninth
against Oakland reliever Dave
Hamilton. Hamilton fanned Gibson and
pinch-hitter Tom Brookens after
walking Summers and Lance Parrish.
Righthander Steve McCatty walked
Lou Whitaker to load the bases to set up
Trammell's heroics.
MICHIGAN9-8, U.of Detroit8-9
American League
Detroit6, Oakland 5
Seattle 7. Toronto 0
California i3,Cleveland 7
National League
P'ijsdelphjia 9 ,Atlantag



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