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Sports

Page 16

Tuesday, May 12, 1981

The Michigan Daily

Two.in a row
Split with MSU gives 'M' nine title

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By MARTHA CRALL
Michigan only needed one win to clin-
ch the Big Ten East Division baseball
title this weekend against Michigan
State, and that's all it got.
In Saturday's doubleheader at East
Lansing, the Wolverines split with the
Spartans, winning the opener, 7-2, while
dropping the nightcap, 8-6. Sunday's
doubleheader in Ann Arbor was rained
out.
MICHIGAN GOT off to a 4-0 lead in
Saturday's opener with a four-run third
inning. Second baseman Jeff Jacobson
started things off with a single, Greg
Schulte doubled him to third, and both
scored when Bruno Petrella threw
away Tony Evans' ground ball. Jim
Paciorek then tripled in Evans, and
with two out, Tim Miller singled to
score Paciorek. Paciorek's triple was
his seventh of the season, tying a
Michigan record.
In the bottom of the third, Petrella
ruined Wolverine starter Scot Elam's
no-hit bid with a home run over the left
field wall.

The Wolverines came back with two
more runs in the fourth, however, when
John Young, Schulte, and Evans all
singled to load the bases, and Paciorek
did the same to drive in two more runs
and make the score 6-1.
MICHIGAN STATE'S second hit of
the game was as long as the first, a
towering home run by Terry Johnson.
Michigan rounded out its scoring in
the fifth inning when Miller singled and
went to third on rightfielder Mark Russ'
two-base error. Young then singled
Miller in.
Elam hurled a complete game gem to
get the win and raise his season mark to
9-1. The sophomore right-hander gave
up only two hits, the two round-trippers,
while walking one and striking out five
Spartans.
THE LOSER was Mark Pomorski (5-
1) who pitched three and one-third in-
nings and allowed six runs, three of
them earned.

The nightcap was a wild scoring af-
fair with Michigan State ending up on
top. Freshman third baseman Chris

Sabo and Paciorek starred for the
Wolverines, each collecting two hits
and two RBI. Sabo uncorked his 10th
homer of the campaign (to tie a
Michigan record) and also smashed a
double.
Chris Dorr got two doubles off of
Michigan pitchers, going two-for-four
and driving in five runs. Phil Magsig
was the winning pitcher, going three
and two-thirds innings in relief of star-
ter Tim Birtsas.
Gary Wayne (6-2) took the loss for the
Wolverines, lasting only one-third of an
inning in which he yielded four runs, all
earned, on two hits and two walks. A
parade of relievers followed him, in-
cluding Bill Shuta, Jim Bartlett and
Rich Stoll.
Michigan's next action will be at 1
p.m. today at Fisher Stadium, when
Wayne State invades Fisher Stadium
for a doubleheader.

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Elam
... wings two-hitter

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HUMENIK WINS IN SUDDEN DEATH:
Blue linksters second in Badger
By JAMES THOMPSON sudden-death hole, between Michigan's will take a full teameffort to do well in
The Michigan golf team placed Ed Humenik, and Purdue's Jay Smith, conference play.
second yesterday in the Badger In- both of whom shot 71 in regulation play Other top Wolverine finishers were
vitational in Madison. The tournament on the par-72 course. Humenik won the Steve Maddalena and Tom Pursel.
had been scheduled as a two-day, 36- sudden death with a birdie on the par- Maddalena had a 73 to tie for third with
hole event, but high winds and low tem- four hole: Afterwards, he felt that he Wisconsin's Rob Peters, and Pursel
peratures Sunday forced cancellation had his game all together, as he swung finished with a 77. John Morse, the
of the first round of play, making well all of last week. Wolverines' top golfer thus far this
yesterday's round the sole determinant "I WAS HAPPY about it, but I don't season, ended up with a 78. James Yaf-
of the results, think I'll realize what I did until I tee off fe and James Becker, with 79 and 81,
The tournament was highlighted by a at the Big Ten's," said Humenik. respectively, lifted the team to a score
Humenik's victory was his first in in- of 378, right behind the first-place Pur-
S RT T,~I dividual competition for the due's 373.
11111 Wolverines, and he still realizes that it The host team, Wisconsin, finished
BASEBALL third, while the other Big Ten team
playing in the tourney, Minnesota, en-
May 12-7 WAYN STE (DH),EN 1ded up in sixth.
May 15-17 BIG TEN TOURNAMENT -,IN ACTION Friday and Saturday at
MEN'S GOLFEast Lansing in the Spartan In-
vitational, the Michigan linksters did
May 15-17, Big Ten Tourn., Minneapolis not fare as well, though. Even with the
swing of senior John Morse, who tied
MEN'S TRACK with MSU's Steve Lubber for first place
May 15-16 Big Ten Championships, at 144, the Wolverines could only
at East Lansing manage a sixth-place finish in a field of
15 teams.
MEN'S TENNIS The top team finisher was Ohio State,
May 15-22 NCAA Tournament, At the defending Big Ten champs, closely
Athens, Georgia followed by Indiana, Michigan State
WOMEN'S TENNIS (Green), Miami of Ohio, and Eastern
May 15-17 MAIAW, at Madison Michigan.
This time Humenik finished with a
ECORC S 144, Pursel had a 153, Yaffe shot 161,
and Dave Fardig had a 164. Wolverine
coach Tom Simon cites this inability for
American League his squad to get it together at the same
Bostonz7,Toronto 6 time as the team's major problem.
Texas9 . Kansas City I THERE WAS a three-way tie for
ational League second in the tournament between Gary
Houston 5, Cincinnatii0iorse Stickel of Indiana and Ohio State's Mike
Atlanta 3. Pittsburgh 2 . .. takes Spartan Invitational McGee and Rocky Miller.

tourney

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Humenik
.. sudden death winner

The season comes to an end this week
at the Big Ten's to be held in Min-
neapolis, Mn. The people that Michigan
will be counting on for peak performan-
ces are Morse, Maddalena, and
Humenik. Morse, who leads the team
this season with an average round score
of 75, also finished last season as the
conference champ. Humenik is another
player to be watched, as he has vastly
improved and moved among the top-
ranked golfers in the state.
Morse, who feels strongly about the
'team-play' attitude, said "we need to
win as a team because we are a team."

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