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Page 16-Tuesday, May 13, 1980-The Michigan Doily
S Sports ;~;::
Batsmen inch toward title

6

Blue
sweeps
Ohio State,
Indiana
twin bills
By JON WELLS and DREW SHARP
If there was ever any doubt as to the
legitimacy of the Big Ten leading
Michigan baseball team, it was all but
erased last weekend as the Wolverines
swept two doubleheaders from Ohio
State and Indiana at Fisher Stadium.
The four victories, 4-0, 7-1 over the
Buckeyes and 1-0, 18-4 over the
Hoosiers, boosted Michigan's conferen-
ce record to 13-1 and its lead over
second-place Minnesota to two games.
The first game, a classic pitching
duel, pitted Indiana freshman
sighthander John Jansen against Blue
freshman Steve Ontiveros. Jansen had
yielded no hits and just one walk
through six innings; at that point the
two teams were locked in a scoreless
tie. Ontiveros completed seven innings
and allowed only three Indiana hits.
In the Michigan seventh, the
Wolverines initiated what was to be a
long and painful day for the Hoosiers.
Randy Wroten led off with a walk,
followed by a George Foussaines
double, a hit that would have ended the
game had Wroten not hesitated at
second base. Indiana responded with an
intentional walk to Jim Paciorek.
Gerry Hoel then grounded into a force
play at the plate. Chuck Wagner finally
ended the drama with a sharp single to
left that pushed Foussaines home with
the first and only run of the game.
The victory boosted Ontiveros' Big
Ten record to 4-0 and dropped his ear-
ned run average to a stingy 1.80. On-
tiveros is 7-5 and has a 2.98 ERA
overall.
The Wolverines rode the emotional
tide generated in the first game into the

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Doily Photo by DAVID HARRIS
OUTFIELDER TOM FREDAL chugs home with another Michigan run in the third inning of the second half of a double-
header with the Indiana Hoosiers Sunday. Shortstop Tony Evans (9) and first baseman Tim Miller (20) give Fredal the
signal to remain standing while crossing the plate. Michigan won both games 1-0 and 18-4 to remain atop the Big Ten
Conference.

nightcap, as they pounded out 18 hits
and tallied 18 runs to trample the
deflated Hoosiers. The hit parade was
highlighted by Paciorek's single, home
run, and sacrifice fly-good for three
runs batted in, leaving the sophomore
tied with Bill Freehan for most RBI's in
a Michigan season (44).
The, Michigan hitters tuned up with
four runs in each of the first two innings
and then exploded for eight in the third.
Greg Schulte led off the first with a
single up the middle, went to second on
a passed ball, to third on a sacrifice
bunt by Wroten and scored on
Foussaines' deep. fly to center.
Paciorek started a new rally with a
single to right, stole second, and scored
on Hool's line single to center. A pair of
Hoosier errors and a Tim Miller single
pushed two more Blue runs across the
plate.
The barrage continued in the second
with one-out walks to Jeff Jacobson and
Schulte, a single to Wroten, a double by
Foussaines, and a towering, wind-
blown two-run homer to left by

Paciorek.
Twelve Blue batters stepped up to the
plate in the third inning marathon. Con-
secutive singles by Wagner, Miller, and
Tony Evans produced one run. Walks to
Schulte and Wroten forced in another.
Foussaines' single brought in two and a
Paciorek rainmaker to the Hoosier lef-
tfielder pushed home the fifth run of the
inning. Run producing singles by Hool
and Wagner (his second hit in the in-
ning) were followed by a prodiguous
two-run triple to right-center by Miller.
Evans mercifully struck out.
In the opening game of Saturday's
clash with the Buckeyes, the Blue '9'
started quickly with three runs in the
bottom of the first.
Schulte, Wroten and Foussaines
began the inning with three consecutive
singles to load the bases, which set the
stage for Paciorek. The Blue right-
fielder responded by smacking a two-
run single to left.
Paciorek scored when Miller's hot
shot got by Ohio State first baseman
Rick Worthington for an error.

The Wolverines capped off the
scoring in the third inning when
Paciorek singled and advanced to third
courtesy of a perfectly-executed hit-
and-run play by Hool. Miller once again
found a hole in the glove of Wor-
thington, sending Paciorek home to
score.
Junior pitcher Mark Clinton secured
his fifth win of the season against three
losses, while scattering six Buckeye
singles.
In the nightcap, Michigan stung Ohio
State starting pitcher Doug Swearingen
for four runs in the opening inning.
. Wagner singled to lead off the erup-
tion and went to third on a base hit by
Schulte. Paciorek scored Wagner with
a sharp single to left center. Miller
walkedto load the bases and leftfielder
Tom Fredal hit a grounder which got
away from second baseman Chip Cisco
allowing Schulte and Paciorek to touch
the plate. Evans ended the assault by
singling in Miller for the fourth
Wolverine run.
Jacobson continued the Wolverine at-
tack in the second inning with another
single. He was sacrificed to second and
Wagner's second hit of the contest put
runners on first and second. Schulte
was safe on first on a fielder's choice,
followed by a Foussaines RBI single to
right. Paciorek singled, knocking in his
second run of the game,
Hool completed the Wolverine
scoring by bringing Foussaines home
with a single.
Michigan pitcher Scott Dawson
claimed his eighth triumph against one
loss.
The Wolverines will tune up for next
weekend's final Big Ten doubleheder at
Iowa and Northwestern with twinbills
against the University of Toledo
Tuesday at Toledo and against the
University of Detroit at home on Wed-
nesday. If Michigan can hold on to first
place they will automatically advance
to the NCAA Midwest regional.

Michigan linksters claim second
place in Northern Invitational
By M.J. SCHNEIDER The reigning Big Ten champions took was far from satisfied.
While Ohio State's golf team stood first place with a total score of 1509, "They can all play," said Simon.
beaming at the edge of a small while Michigan tallied 1527 for the 72- But they all played bad today.
gathering of spectators and coaches, hole tournament. Ball State and "We did our best to give it away,"
the Michigan contingency, save one, Michigan State placed third and fourth, Simon continued. "But evidently the
had retreated to the clubhouse, respectively, each scoring 1535, with other teams didn't want it that bad,
John Morse, the solitary Blue linkster, the tie-breaker based on the dropped either."
had remained at the awards ceremony score from each team's previous round Despite his discouraging words about
following the Northern Intercollegiate (the sixth score, which is not used to the Blue effort last weekend, Simon
Invitational to collect two second-place compute team scores). predicted a turn-around for his
trophies - an individual trophy which MICHIGAN BATTLED back from linksters, who have to face the
he had earned himself, and a team third place after the first round to claim Buckeyes again next weekend at the
trophy. second, a position it never relinquished Big Ten Championships in Madison.
MEDALIST HONORS, as well as the after 36 holes. "They're going to work very hard this
winners' trophy, had once again been Though his team placed high in the week," assured Simon. "When the bell
claimed by the Buckeyes. standings, Michigan coach Tom Simon rings next weekend, Michigan will be
there."

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