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May 13, 1981 - Image 16

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Page 16 Wednesday, May 13, 1981 The Michigan Daily
Blue nine split inale with WSU



The games actually didn't mean
much in Michigan's overall season. The
Wolverines had already clinched the
Big Ten East Division title. In fact, the
players appeared to be looking past
Wayne State to the Big Ten playoffs this
The result was a split of their
doubleheader with the Tarters yester-
day at Fisher Stadium - a victory in
the opener, 5-3, and a defeat in the
nightcap by the same score.
A FIVE-RUN sixth inning won the
first game for the Wolverines. Batting
leader Jim Paciorek (.362) led off the
inning with a single, Gerry Hool walked
and freshman sensation Chris Sabo
singled to load the bases. First
baseman Tim Miller then hit what
looked to be a sure doubleplay ball to
shortstop Fred Darin, who threw to Joe
Paglino at second for the force. Paglino
proceeded to sail the ball by the first
baseman, scoring Paciorek and Hool
and landing Miller on second. Tony
Evans followed with an RBI double and
Rich Bair popped up to the first
baseman, Dan Dempsey, who dropped
the routine fly ball for an error. With
two outs, center fielder Greg Schulte
singled in the two runs.
Wayne State collected its runs one at
a time, starting in the first inning with a
single, a stolen base and a force out off
the bat of Tim McCamant which drove
in a run. McCamant drove in the second
Tartar run as well, with a double
following a Dave Croskey triple in the
third inning.
The Tartars scratched out another
run in the sixth with a hit batsman, a
stolen base, and an error on shortstop
Tony Evans.
MICHIGAN'S THIRD reliever, Bill
Shuta (5-1) picked up the win while
going one and one-third of an inning and
giving up only one hit, one walk, and
one (unearned) run. Wayne State star-
ter, Bob Kasprzyk, took the loss in

going five and two-thirds innings,
giving up all five Michigan runs, two
earned, seven hits and three walks
while striking out six.
The Tarters started off the second
game with a first-inning run on a
Croskey single, a walk, a force out, an-
other walk and an RBI single by Dan
The Wolverines jumped ahead in
their half of the stanza, however, with a
three-run burst. Schulte, Randy Wroten
and Paciorek all singled to lead off the
inning, with Paciorek getting an RBI.
Then the Tartars again displayed their
fielding ineptitude; this time the third
baseman threw away Hool's grounder,
sending home another run. Evans lof-
ted a sacrifice fly to drive in the final
the fourth on a Don McArthur double
and an RBI single by Chris Stankovich.
The fifth inning sealed Michigan's
doom as Rick Korkizko led off with a
walk, knocking reliever Dave Kopf off
the mound. Steve Ontiveros came in
and gave up a two-run homer to Mark
Limback. The Tarters scored one more
run in the sixth inning to make the final
Wayne State's John Gerbe pitched a
complete game, settling down after the
Looking Ahead
123 456 7 R HE
WAYNE STATE................... 101 001 0 3 9 3
MICHIGAN ....................... 000 005 5 7 1
Kasprzyk, Roberts (6) and McAthur
Clinon, Stol (3), Shuta (6), Ontiveros (7) and Bair
WP-Shuta, LP- Kasprzyk
123 456 7 R HE
WAYNE STATE...................10012105 4
MICHIGAN ....................... 300 000 0 3 5 0
Gerbe and Limback
Wayne, Kopf (4), ontiveros (5), Bartlett (6) and
WP- Gerbe, LP- Ontiveros
HR l.hr

first inning, allowing a total of five hits,
two walks and three runs, while en-
during the poor fielding behind him.
Ontiveros took the loss for Michigan,
going one inning in relief and giving up
one hit, the home run which put Wayne
State into a one-run lead.
Paciorek broke two Wolverine single-
season records with 181 at-bats
breaking the record of 180 and 66 hits,

surpassing the old record of 65.
The Wolverines' (34-17) next action is
at 1 p.m. Friday when they open the Big
Ten Playoff Championships at Fisher
Stadium. Michigan will play Illinois,
which finished second in the West
Division of the Big Ten, while Big Ten
West champ Minnesota will meet Pur-
due in the second game of the first
round at 4 p.m.

Daily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM


(above) fires a pitch during the
Wolverines doubleheader yesterday
against Wayne State at Fisher
Stadium. A Michigan baserunner
(left) slides safely back to first base.
The Wolverines won the first game
5-3, before dropping the nightcap by
the same score. Bill Shuta earned
the victory in the first contest, while
Steve Ontiveros suffered the loss in
the second game.
)aily Photo by PAUL ENGSTROM



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