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Page 16 Tuesday, June 2, 1981 The Michigan Daily
BLUE BASEBALL SEASON ENDS

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Texas eliminates 'M'6-5
By JOHN KERR grounded out Paciorek was walked, Texas got on the board first in the triple up the alley in right center to
Special of the Dally catcher Gerry Hool grounded to short to third inning with an unearned run off score him. Stober then promptly
MAHA, Neb-Somebody doesn't end the game and the Michigan season. Stoll. Michigan, however, answered the stroked a double to left center scoring
the Michigan baseball team. SOPHOMORE STEVE Ontiveros, Longhorns with two runs in its half of Shulte to give Michigan a 4-1 lead.
he Wolverines, leading 5-2 before a who entered the game in relief of star- the inning. Four singles by John Young, EACH TEAM added one run in the
idelay between the seventh and ter Rich Stoll in the fourth inning, got Schulte, Stober, and Paciorek put sixth, Texas on a solo homer by Burk
yth innings that lasted an hour and the loss, but it was obvious that the rain Michigan in the lead 2-1. Goldthorn off Ontiveros, and the
inutes, gsave up four runs when delay hampered his performance. After The Wolverines took a three-run lead Wolverines when Jacobsen was hit by a
y uwas resumed last night and yielding only two hits and one run with two runs in the botton of the fifth. pitch after Michigan had loaded the
1-r. ftn, +,%'--- ~ h'a 'DU .-na-.ad before the delay, he allowed four hits After Jacobsen reached base safely on bases on two walks and an infield single .

beaethe firttamto De er natea
from the 1981 College World Series, as
they lost to Texas, 6-5.
Michigan was shut out, 4-0, by
Mississippi State here Saturday
evening.
THE LONGHORNS capped the
comeback with a three-run ninth in-
ning. With one out and a man on first,
Texas' Larry Long hit what appeared to
be a routine single to right but Michigan
rightfielder Jim Paciorek slipped - on
the wet outfield grass and bong ended
up on second with an RBI double.
After a groundout and an intentional
walk, Longhorn Mark Reynolds hit a
long double to center over Greg
Schulte's head, scoring two runs and
giving the Longhorns a 6-5 lead.
Michigan had a chance to tie or win
the game in its half of the ninth when
Jeff Jacobsen walked and Schulte
doubled. However, instead of holding
Jacobsen at third, which would have
put men on second and third with no
outs, Michigan coach Bud Middaugh
elected to send Jacobsen home, where
he was thrown out. After Dave Stober
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Atendance: 8,139

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MICHIGAN'S DAVE STOBER, right, gets tagged in mid-dive by University of Texas shortstop Spike Owens, left, during
yesterday's elimination game of the 35th annual NCAA World Series. Stober was attempting to steal second on the play.

TheCollege World Series.. .
T HE SPORTING VIEWS ... impressions from the pressbox

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By JOHN KERR
OMAHA, Neb.
The post-season accolades have begun to roll in
and Michigan pitcher Scot Elam has been named
to the 1981 American Association of College
Baseball Coaches All-America baseball team. The
hard-throwing sophomore earned a spot on the
third team by compiling an 11-3 record and a 1.88
ERA...
Could the 1981 College World Series (CWS) mark
the last appearance by Jim Paciorek in a
Michigan uniform? Paciorek is expected to be a
top pick in this year's major league amateur draft
and the word is that if the money is there and the
team is right, the big-hitting junior will pass up his
senior year for a shot at the pros ... .
One of the umpires here at the CWS, Gus
Steiner, has only one arm. Steiner lost his right
arm in an accident some years ago. Overheard in
the pressbox: "if he makes a couple of bad calls,
he'll be known as the one-armed bandit" ...
Mississippi State's Mark Gillaspie is the only
player participating in the CWS who is from
Omaha. Gillaspie, who is hitting a healthy .408 for
the Bulldogs, made the most of his homecoming

Saturday by knocking a three-run blast over the
right field fence off Michigan starter Elam. The
homer was all Mississippi State needed to defeat
Michigan, 4-0 ...
Michigan fans would surely believe that the
Wolverines are a good hitting ballclub, but after
looking at the offensive production of some other
CWS participants, one isn't so sure. Some of the
teams make it look as if Michigan has been
swinging toothpicks. Arizona State has a team
average of .360 (Michigan's is .304). The Sun-
devils have hit 94 homers (to Michigan's 38), and
have scored 601 runs (Michigan has scored 350).
Miami of Florida has stolen 184 bases (Michigan
stole 71), and every team except Michigan has at
least one hitter over .400 (Paciorek at .364 leads
the Wolverines) ...
Mississippi State manager Ron Polk became the
first coach since 1979 to be thrown out of a CWS
game when he was tossed in the third inning
Saturday against Michigan. Polk came out of the
dugout when his pitcher and the home plate um-
pire got into an argument over a ball-strike call.
Polk said, "I want to talk to you about my pit-
cher," but the ump apparently though Polk wan-
ted to talk about the pitches and gave him a quick

heave-ho. Polk saw the rest of the contest fronrthe,
clubhouse where he said he could only see the pit-
cher...
The Miami Hurricanes, who presently own a
blistering 61-8 record, sported an amazing 39-1
ledger after their first 40 games. Michigan coach
Bud Middaugh's alma mater, Miami of Ohio, was
the only school that could defeat the Hurricanes in
their first 40 contests ...
Attendance records at this year's CWS are
falling left and right. After the first two sessions,
attendance was over 20,000 while last season at
that point the crowds measured just over 13,000.
Officials here are hoping to reach the 100,000 mark
before the Series ends ...
Middaugh missed some people here last year
when he said the CWS looked more like a regional
than a national tournament. It's no different this
year, as only the Wolverines and Maine come
from colder climates..The domination of warm-
weather teams is becoming so complete that the
Pac-10 Conference schools like Washington,
Washington State, Oregon, and Oregon State have
begun to find it impossible to compete with fellow
conference members such as Arizona, Arizona
State, USC and Stanford. Some of these northern
schools, like Washington, have begun to drop
baseball from their athletic programs.

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