Eriksson 's toss gives
'M' tracksters lead
COLUMBUS (UPI) Michigan that psych
discus thrower Scott Eriksson has wat- out."
ched the Big Ten track and field com- Ri(Il a
petition stiffen every year.
Three. years ago, as a freshman, COLUM
Eriksson used a 173-foot toss to win the Rich and A
Big Ten discus championship. Yester- high-jump
day Eriksson became a three-time second pl
champion in helping Michigan to an women's t
early lead in this year's championships. tion at th
THREE events, ships.
leads with 35 points, followed hy In qualil
Wisconsin at 25 and Minnesota with 10. Wilson set
}in the 400-i
Eriksson's winning throw of 195 feet, fastest qu
5 inches broke his old Big Ten record by also quali
two inches. He outdistanced Min- clocking.
nesota's Ron Backes, who threw 189 Other
feet, 11 inches for second. Martha G
"Coming in, I thought 185-190 feet Jennifer R
would win it," Eriksson said. "Some of the 1500-m
points in d
over the '
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DETROIT (AP) - Darrell Evans anotheri
went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Lou John Gru
Whitaker homered for Detroit as the th and Ru
rampaging Tigers beat the Oakland A's went to s
5-4 last night and improved their major Lemon, n
league leading record to 31-5. Bergman's
Detroit ace Jack Morris was not Whitaker's
sharp but worked out of jams when he A's pro
had to and improved his record, also DETRO
the best in baseball, to 8-1. Morris scat- filed a co
tered eight hits, but also walked six American
while striking out six in 7i/3 innings shortened
before giving way to Aurelio Lopez, because
who earned his fifth save after giving game was
up a ninth-inning homer to Dwayne The gar
THE A'S TOOK a 1-0 lead in the top of "Every
} the first when Murphy walked, took nine inni
third on Joe Morgan's single and scored Vice Presi
on a sacrifice fly by Dave Kingman. statement
The Tigers got that back in their half reason for
of the first. Kirk Gibson walked, of rain wh
stole second and went to third on cat- the field h.
cher Mike Heath's throwing error, then
scored on a single by Evans.
Lou Whitaker hit his fourth homer
leading off the Detroit third, a shot into C T , n
the lower left field stands on a 2-2 pitch Seattle6. Baiti
off Steve McCatty, 3-3. Minnesota 7
In the Tiger's fifth, Gibson was safe
on a fielder's choice grounder that for- Philadelphia
ced Whitaker, went to second on a Chicago5. Ho
single by Lance Parrish and scored on St. Lonis 9. ci
guys made good throws, and
ed me up to really crank one
kes hi 11hump
Special to the Daily
BUS - Michigan's Dawn
Angie Hafner each cleared the
bar at 5'8" and took first and
ace respectively to lead the
rack team in yesterday's ac-
e Big Ten Track Champion-
fying for today's finals, Joyce
a new Big Ten record of 53.63
meter dash, finishing with the
alifying time. Dedra Bradley
fied in the event with a 54.80
Wolverine qualifiers include
ray in the 800-meter run, and
Rioux and Sue Schroeder in
The Michiqan Daily - Sunday, May 20, 1984 - Page 15
NEW YORK (AP) -- Brian error by shortstop Andre Robertson
Downing stroked an RBI double to and scored from first when Downing
break up a scoreless pitching duel guided a Niekro knuckle ball into the
between California's Geoff Zahn and gap in right center for a double.
new York's Phil Niekro, and the Rob Wilfong followed with a triple
Angels scored three runs in the to score Downing, and \Vilfong
seventh inning to beat the Yankees scored on a sacrifice fly by Ron
4-0 yesterday. Jackson.
The shutout was the ninth against THE ANGLES added a run in the
the Yankees this season and handed eighth when DeCinces doubled with
Niekro only his second loss in eight one out and scored on a single by
decisions. Both those losses were Downing that knocked Niekro out
shutouts. of the game.
ZAIHN'S 5-3, scattered nine hits, The Yankees loaded the bases
walked one and struck out two as the twice against Zahn with one out, in
Angels won their second in a row the third and fifth innings.
over the Yankees. The victory was the first at
Niekro had allowed only four hits Yankee Stadium for Zahn since
and had been helped by three double April 29, 1982, when he also shut out
plays when California started its the Yankees.
rally. Doug DeCinces reached on an
UKEE (AP) - Gerald Henderson sparked a third
ally with 11 points and Larry Bird scored 1lof his 28
the fourth quarter to lift Boston to a 109-100 victory
Milwaukee Bucks yesterday. The win gives the
commanding 3-0 advantage in their National
ill Association playoff.
rth game in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference
be Monday night at Milwaukee.
UKEE, with Sidney Moncrief scoring 13 points and
leavy and Junior Bridgeman adding 12 apiece, took
d at halftime.
Celtics charged back, going on a 24-10 run to take a
with 4.03 left in the third quarter. Henderson hit
ets during the spurt.
kee recovered to take an 85-82 lead at the end of the
th Paul Mokeski scoring six points in the final two
[okeski opened the fourth quarter with a rebound
ird scored five straight points, two coming off
ense calls, to pull Boston even at 87-87.
by Bob Lanier and Marques Johnson gave
e a 91-87 lead with 8:44 to go. The Celtics then
straight points, with Bird hitting two baskets to
91 advantage at 6:59.
BI single by Evans.
ubb walked in the Detroit six-
sty Kuntz ran for him. Kuntz
econd on a single by Chet
noved to third on Dave
sacrifice bunt and scored on
s RBI grounder.
IT (UPI) - The Oakland A's
omplaint yesterday with the
League over Detroit's rain-
18-4 victory Friday night
it wasn't raining when the
me was called in the sixth in-
club is entitled to play a full
ngs whenever possible," A's
ident Sandy Alderson said ina
t. "There is no defensible
curtailing a game on account
ere the rain has stopped and
as remained playable. -
Ne York 0
NationaiLeague Tiger's first-bas
s srncisco2 Lai stord dives
uston 4 night's game at
Gate Dancer nabs Preaokness
BALTIMORE (UPI) - Gate Dancer nosed ahead at the top
of the stretch and held off lightly-raced Play On yesterday to
win the 109th P r.eakness in a Preakness Stakes record time
and crush the Triple Crown hopes of Kentucky Derby winner
and prohibitive favorite Swale.
Veteran jockey Angel Cordero Jr., signed on to try to bring
the bulky, easily spooked Gate Dancer under control, gave
the bay colt a masterful ride.
INSTEAD OF lugging in and getting into the kind of trouble
that made him the first horse ever disqualified in the Ken-
tucky Derby, the grandson of 1964 Derby champion Northern
Dancer came steadily off the pace to surge ahead of fading
Taylor's Special and.Swale, then raced down the stretch to
finish in the record-breaking time of 1:53 3-5.
Soricets sponsor sport meets
GOETZIS, Austria (AP) - Soviet Bloc nations boycotting
the Los Angeles Olympics will sponsor several alternative
sports meets this summer and Western athletes will be
welcome, a Soviet sports official reportedly said yesterday.
Alexander Ushakov, chief trainer for a Soviet decathlon
team competing here, was quoted as saying that
Czechoslovakia was a likely venue for one of the events.
ean Dave Bergman waits for the ball as Oakland's Carney
back toward the bag during fourth-inning action of last
Tiger Stadium. Detroit went on to win the game, 5-4.