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Page 16

Tuesday, May 18, 1982

The Michigan Daily

Michigan ties for Big Ten East
title by sweeping Michigan State


The Blue nine finished its winningest
season ever Sunday, taking up two
more wins and completing a series
sweep against Michigan State to clinch
a tie for the Big Ten East Division top
spot and advance to the Big Ten cham-
pionship tournament which will begin
in Champaign this Friday.
Michigan upped its record to 43-8 by
taking two games from the Spartans, 6-
0 and 9-6, Saturday at Ray Fisher
Stadium and completing the series
sweep 4-6 in a rain delayed affair
at Kobs field in East Lansing.
IN THE SECOND game Sunday,
Michigan senior Jim Paciorek boosted
his own single season home run record
to 17, parking the ball over the right
field fence, for a two run homer in the
fifth inning. Paciorek's round tripper
gave Michigan a 4-0 lead which held up
in the bottom of the fifth when a thun-
derstorm cut short the last game of the
Wolverine pitcher Bill Shuta allowed
only one hit in the game to up hs record
to 6-2. The first game saw the more im-
pressive *performance of junior
Wolverine pitcher Steve Ontiveros who
picked up his first shutout of the year
allowing the Spartans only four hits.
"I have a lot more confidence in him
(Ontiveros) now," said Michigan men-
tor Bud Middaugh. "That's why I left
him in there when he was a little shakey

towards the end of the game."
ONTIVEROS HAD some help from
the bat of Paciorek who singled in two
runs in the first inning and had a two-
run homer in the fifty inning to give the
Wolverines their 4-0 edge over the
The Wolverines locked up their spot
in the Big Ten championship tour-
nament in the opening game of the
series with the Spartans at Ray Fisher
Rich Stoll started on the mound for
the Wolverines to pick up his third
shutout of the year as Michigan ran
away with a 6-0 win.
THE BLUE NINE showed that they
were serious immediately scoring three
runs in the first inning on sophomore
third baseman Chris Sabo's fourth
home run of the season. The Wolverines
got two more runs in the third and
another in the fifth.
In Saturday's second game, Michigan
State jump into an early first inning
lead, 1-0. The Wolverines came back in the
second sparked by doubles by Jeff
Jacobson and Ken Hayward for a five
run inning.
The Wolverines added four more runs,
garnering two in the third and two in
the sixth innings, to boost themselves to
the 9-6 win.
Ohio State for the East Division top
spot in the Big Ten, the Wolverines will

have to face the West Division Cham-
pion Illinois because Ohio State scored
more runs in head to head competition
against the Wolverines.
"I hope that they won't be as tough as
(thi fitat _ sad ;idanoh aftethe

Sunday. "We split with them."
Middaugh will start Stoll in the first
game of the tournament against
Illinois. "After that it will depend on
who we face," said Middaugh. Stoll will
be looking for his 12th win of the season
in the game which will take place at 2
am. EDT.


Michigan netters
ousted from NCAA's
by host Georgia, 6-0

The Michigan men's tennis team, the
giants of the midwest, were cut down to
sizein the opening round of the NCAA
Team Championships at the University
of Georgia on Saturday at the hands of
the host Bulldogs, 6-0.
Because the outcome of the match
had already been determined, the
doubleswere cancelled.
MICHIGAN HAD gone into the tour-
nament with high hopes of pulling off
some upsets by continuing to play as it
did in capturing its 15th consecutive Big
Tentitle, but Georgia, ranked fourth in
the nation, quickly put an end to any.
hopes Michigan had of playing the
spoiler role.
In four of the six singles matches,
Michigan players took their Georgia
opponents to three sets, but no
Wolverines prevailed.
Michael Leach, at first singles, had
the closest match of all, but still lost to
John Mangan, 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Mark Mees
also took his opponent, Tom Foster, to
three sets before losing, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2.

Ton Haney, at third singles, fared no
better as he dropped a three set
decision to Allen Miller, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Bill Godfrey and Ross Laser put up less
of a struggle as they both went out in
two sets to George Bezecny, 6-4, 6-2, and
Deane Frey, 6-1,6-4, respectively. Rod
Schreiber, playing sixth singles,
managed to last three sets before
bowing out to Peter Lloyd, 3-6,6-1,6-1.
WOLVERINES' Leach and Mees are
both entered in the individual singles and
doubles competition and will learn who
their opponents are in the draw to be
held this evening.
In other first-round action, UCLA
defeated Harvard, 5-4, Texas Christian
(TCU) defeated Duke, 5-3, Trinity
defeated USC, 5-3, Pepperdine defeated
Wichita State, 6-3, Cal-Berkley defeated
Miami (Coral Gables), 5-1, Clemson
defeated Arkansas, 5-4, and Southern
Methodist (SMU) defeated Utah, 5-1.
In the quarterfinals, UCLA defeated
TCU, 6-2, Georgia defeated Trinity, 5-2,
Pepperdine defeated Cal-Berkley; 5-2,
and SMU defeated Clemson, 5-4.

Daily P'hoto by DAN L@IsS
MICHIGAN'S RICH Bair safely slides into home during the Wolverines'
four-game sweep of Michigan State.
Ufer given plaque for
eontributions to state
Phyllis Ufer, widow of the late Bob Ufer the long-time "voice of Michigan
football," has received a plaque honoring his contributions to the state of
The plaque, which was.presented during the Second Annual March of
Dimes Bo Schembechler Recognition Dinner in Ann Arbor by Mary Keith
Ballantine (R-Jackson), was given in connection with the "say yes to
Michigan" campaign. Ufer is the first person to be honored in such a way.
THE PLAQUE SAID, "In memory of Bob Ufer, one of those people who in
exceptional ways would always say yes to Michigan."The plaque is made of
Michigan wood, with a birch outline of the state of Michigan superimposed
on a walnut background.
"We feel he has contributed substantially to Michigan over a lifetime,"
said Doug Smith, Director of Policy and Legislation for the Michigan Depar-
tment of Commerce. "I think we're (the "say yes to Michigan" campaign)
trying to get a spirit that is positive and enthusiastic, and that is what his
broadcasts were like. Even in a bad year he never lost faith."
As for future plaque honorees, Smith said, "We're going to move to give
these plaques to businesses moving into Michigan. We'll be very choosy.
We'll also give it to individuals. We'll give these plaques to people or
businesses who say yes to Michigan in a big way. For example, I'd say that a
new business bringing in 5,000 new jobs would be worthy of being awarded. A
business that expands would also be worthy."

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