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SPORTS
Page 16 Saturday, May 21, 1983 The Michigan Daily
TWO-OUT, NINTH-INNING RALL Y NIPS IOWA
'M' stops Hawkeyes, 1-0
By PAUL HELGREN -,,

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ttain of the ninth to score Jeff 1Michigan coach Bud Middaugh said.
bson from second for a 1-0 Butofcourse we'll take it."
igan victory over Iowa in the first .The win gives the Wolverines the
dof the Big Ten playoffs yesterday right to play Minnesota, who pum-
sher Stadium Tmelled Michigan State in the second
oning's hit, his third of the game, game, 14-1. Game time today is 1:00
wed a walk to Jacobson and a p.m., following the Iowa-Michigan
e by senior Fred Erdmann after State game at 10:00 a.m.
rst two batters of the inning were Michigan pitcher Rich Stall, who
ed. relieved starter Gary Wayne with one
on and one out in the ninth, picked up
the win to run his record to 8-2. The ap-
WAS very exciting," Froning pearance was the first by Stoll since he
after the game. "It was a great injured his hand nearly three weeks ago
ion to get up there, with the guy in at Ohio State.
ig position. I was looking for a HAWKEYE pitcher Mike Darby baf-
all on the outside part of the plate. fled the Wolverines for 8 % innings
inside so I jumped on it" before Froning's single gave the
oud like to see a line drive base hit sophomore hurler only his second loss

in eight decisions.
"I just thought (I
tastic game," Mid
by far the best gam
against us this year
Darby gave up o
usually powerful M
despite a generous
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final inning.
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Wayne. The lefthan
hard as he has in the
only one walk ands
being relieved in the
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Michigan catcher R
have his good stuff.

character. He pitched to the spots. He
Darby) threw a fan- proved he's a pitcher, not a thrower."
daugh said. "That's Some great defensive plays by
e that's been pitched Michigan late in the game helped keep
. '-Iowa off the scoreboard. In the eighth,
mly six singles to the left fielder Erdmann made an outstan-
ichigan squad. And dingrunning catch on a line drive off the
five walks on Dar- bat of Nick Fegen, robbing the
'erines had only one Hawkeye third baseman of a sure
as third before the double. Third baseman Chris Sabo
speared a liner off the bat of Brian
the Hawkeyes had Charipar, who led off the crucial ninth
ble with Michigan's inning.
der did not throw as GOOD THING, too, because left
e past but he yielded fielder Tom Snowberger followed
seven singles before Charipar with a base hit, which forced
e ninth. Middaugh to bring in Stoll.
great job," said The junior righthander then got pin-
ich Bair. "He didn't ch-hitter Rick Jennings to fly to left
... he showed a lot of field for the second out of the inning. Af-
ter Snowberger stole second, Middaugh
had Stoll intentionally walk shortstop
Jim Drahozal to face second baseman
Kevin Oliger. Iowa coach Duane Banks
countered with pinch-hitter Tim Davis,
who drew a walk to load the bases. But
Stoll got freshman Bill Conti, who had
three straight singles off Wayne, to fly
to center for the final out.
Despite the tough loss, Iowa coach
Banks was pleased with the way his
Hawkeyes played.
"WE CAN'T ASK any more of our
young people," the 13th year Iowa
coach said. "I thought they gave us a
tremendous effort. It just came down to
a 130-foot base hit.
"Shoot, it was a tremendous,
tremendous college baseball game. It
just happened that they got the one and
we didn't get anything."
Middaugh agreed that the quality of
play was outstanding, saying, "It's a
shame that the ball game had to end."
Rich Stoll loses cast,
wins playoff game ;
plus yesterday's box
o by DEBORAH LEWIS
ig Ten playoff scores, see Page 15
same in its half
triple by Bill Lentsch and an RBI single by center fielder Pat
Pohl. They got two in the fifth before picking up their final
tally in the eighth, Schuveiller's solo homer off of reliever
Hugh Baver.
JUNIOR BILL Thompson hurled six scoreless innings to
pick up his fourth win of the season. Jay Olson went the final
three innings to pick up his first save.
State's lone tally on the night came harmlessly in the
eighth inning on a single by designated hitter Joe Ward.
Third baseman Dave Corey added three singles for the Spar-
tans.
Spartan coach Smith was philosophic about the margin of
the Gopher victory.
"A LOSS IS a loss, a miss is as good as a mile," the first-
year coach said. "If you gotta stink it up 14-1, you might as
well get it all out and start over the next day."
The Spartans start fresh today at 10:00 a.m. against Iowa.
Smith will send either Brian James (3-4) or John Leister (4-3)
against the Hawkeyes, while Iowa coach Duane Banks will
counter with Jeff Ott (3-7).
Minnesota, on the other hand, advances to the winner's
bracket against Michigan at 1:00 p.m. Gopher coach John
Anderson will go with junior righthander Bill Thompson (3-7)
against Michigan's freshman flamethrower Scott
Karieniecki (4-0).

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Iowa's Tom Snowberger dusts himself off after stealing second base in the ninth inning of yesterday's B
opener. Jeff Jacobson was unable to tag Snowberger who was stranded at third, and Michigan won the g
of the ninth.

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By PAUL HELGREN
Not many fans were left at Fisher Stadium by the time
Minnesota's 14-1 drubbing of Michigan State concluded
yesterday. Those that remained were witness to an awesome
display of hitting by the Gophers.
Minnesota pounded out 19 hits, including four by
designated hitter Scott Schuveiller, three by catcher Jack
Schlichting, and three by right fielder Tom Steinbach. The
Gophers also racked up six extra-base hits against three
Spartan pitchers. Schuveiller had the day's only home run
and Schlichting added two doubles.
"I'M IMPRESSED with them," Michigan State coach Tom
Smith said. "They know exactly what the bat's for. They're
not looking for base on balls, they go up there and swing that
aluminum."
The Gophers put the game away with a seven-run third in-
ning that gave them an insurmountable, 8-0, lead. Terry
Steinbach's single off the glove of pitcher Mike Patterson
scored the first run of the inning. Terry's brother Tom Stein-
bach followed with a two-run single to right center. Three hit-
ters later, Alex Bauer's double sent Patterson (5-6) to the
showers. Reliever Tom Shook gave up a walk and an RBI
single before retiring the Gophers in that inning.
Minnesota picked up three more in the fourth on a two-run

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