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SPORTS
Sunday, June 10, 1984

Page 16

The Michigan Daily

ORIOLES EVEN UP KEY SERIES
Flanagan shuts out Tigers, 4-0

BALTIMORE (AP) - Like a
mailman on his appointed rounds, Mike
Flanagan was able to deliver despite
scorching 92-degree weather.
"I've pitched in snow...in rain...in
heat...you just try not to think about it,"
Flanagan said after he allowed seven
hits and hurled the Baltimore Orioles to
a 4-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers
yesterday.
"I THINK ABOUT it between in-
nings," Flanagan finally admitted,
"but not when I'm out on the mound. I
pitched in 114-degree temperature in
Kansas City one time."
Flanagan noted that because the
game was on network television, there
was a mandatory two-minute break
between half innings, allowing more
time to remain in the cool clubhouse
before venturing onto the field.
The 32-year-old left-hander said he
felt the worst after sitting outa long in-
ning as the Orioles scored three runs in
the sixth and the Tigers made two pit-
ching changes.
"BUT," he said, "I'll take three runs
and a 40-minute inning anytime."
Two of the runs in the rally scored on
a bases-loaded single by John Lowen-
stein.
It was the ninth loss in 15 games for
the slumping Tigers, but they still enjoy
a five-game lead in the AL East pen-
ding a night game involving second-
place Toronto. The Orioles have won 10
of 13 to pull within nine games.
FLANAGAN, 5-4, retired 13 of the first
14 Detroit batters before Darrell Evans
and Rusty Kuntz singled with one out in
the fifth inning. Lowenstein made a fine
catch of a liner by Tom Brookens to left
to end the threat.
Barbaro Garbey and Lance Parrish
singled in the sixth before Chet Lemon
was retired for the final out.
Detroit starter Juan Berenguer, 3-4,
was felled by a deflected liner off the

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Tigers's pitcher Juan Berenguer lies stunned on the mound yesterday afternoon after being hit in the head by a line drive
off the bat of Baltimore's Al Bumbry. The husky righthander stayed in the game but took the loss as the Orioles won, 4-
0.

right side of his face just before Murray.
yielding an RBI single to Cal Ripken Jr. But reliever Aurelio Lopez walked
for the first Baltimore run in the third. Murray and after a checked-swing
AFTER ISSUING a one-out walk to single by Wayne Gross loaded the
Ripken in the sixth, Berenguer was bases, Lowenstein's hit made it 3-0.
bothered by leg cramps and was Rich Dauer added an RBI single with
replaced with an 0-2 count on Eddie two outs.

Rick Dempsey walked with one out in
the third before Berenguer deflected Al
Bumbry's liner and fell face-down on
the mound after being struck. Dem-
psey reached second on the play and
scored on Ripken's two-out single
through the middle.

Two M'recruits

By MIKE McGRAW
If yesterday's NHL draft is any in-
dication, the Michigan hockey team
should have the best incoming fresh-
man class its seen in several years.
Two players who signed letters of in-
tent to play for the Wolverines this fall,
Jeff Norton and Gary Lorden, had been
picked by NHL teams through the
middle rounds of the draft.
NORTON, A defenseman from Acton,
Mass. was the second player chosen in
the third round and went to the New
York Islanders. "I'm excited and sur-
prised," said Norton from his home
last night. "I talked to teams before the
draft but I could never picture it ac-
tually happening."
Norton will join two others at
Michigan who belong to the former
four-time Stanley Cup
Champions in Patt Goff and John
Bjorkman. ' The Islanders, however,

NHL teams choosen
ineomng defen sen

weren't the team that Norton was ex-
pecting to hear from.
"It's surprising (getting picked by
New York). I talked to L.A., the Bruins
and Calgary," said the 6-2 Team
Massachusetts member. "New York is
a surprise, but any team sounds good."
LORDEN, another defenseman, was
chosen in the sixth round, which was
about where he was expected to be
picked.
"I heard rumors about going in the
sixth or seventh rounds before the
draft," said the Warrick, Rhode Island
native, who added that he intended all
along to delay the pro career to attend

college. "I was always pl
the education. I chos
because it's a nice school
to get away."
Neither Lorden or N
bothered by the fact that tl
recruited them, John Gior
not be around in the fall
fired. "I was in an awkwar
first," said Lorden, "but
(Red) Berenson who rep]
thought it was for the bette
NONE OF THE curren
skaters that had be
previously have gone as

drafted
sixth round. In 1982 defensemen Bill
Brauer was chosen by Montreal, Todd
Carlile by Minnesota and Goff by the
Islanders.
Assistant coachMark Miller expects
p that the two freshman defensemen will
i en be able to come in right away and help
the Michigan team. "I have all the
confidence that they can step in," said
anning to get Miller. "Norton is an outstanding
e Michigan defenseman, he can do it all."
and I wanted In addition to these two, sophomore
center Brad Jones was selected in the
eighth round by the Winnipeg Jets. A
orton were player can be drafted while he is 18-or
he coach who 19-years-old.
dano, would Mario Lemieux was the first player
after being taken in the draft, by the Pittsburgh
rd position at Penguins. New Jersey picked Kirk
since it was Muller second, then Chicago made a
laced him, I trade for the third choice and selected
r." U.S. Olympic star Ed Olczyk. The Red
nt Wolverine Wings, drafting seventh, chose center
en drafted Shawn Burr, who played for the
high drafted
hgasthe Kitchener Rangers last season.

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