Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Sunday, May 13, 1984
Softballers split series with 'Cats
Special to the Daily
EVANSTON - Women's softball fans, remember
the name Lisa Ishikawa. Ishikawa, a freshman pit-
cher from California singlehandedly guided North-
western to the 1984 Big Ten crown by registering an
unvelievable 29-4 season mark and a national record
386 strike outs.
Friday and yesterday the Michigan women's team
got its first taste of the phenom as they visited Nor-
thwestern for a pair of doubleheaders. Although
unable to overcome Ishikawa, the Wolverines con-
tinued to play sound softball by splitting both twin-
bills with the Wildcats.
IN FRIDAY'S first game, Ishikawa fanned 11 of
the first 13 Wolverine batters and 16 for the game
as Northwestern clinched the conference title with a
2-1 victory. Vicki Morrow pitched well for Michigan,
fanning seven Wildcats.
The Wolverines came back in the second game
behind freshman Julie Clark's four-hit shutout to
triumph, 3-0. Clark finished the season with an 8-2
record. Fellow freshman Alicia Seegert had the
game-winning hit in the first inning.
In yesterday's first game Ishikawa recorded
another 12 strikeouts as Northwestern romped, 9-2.
Seegert recorded Michigan's lone highlight by hitting
a 200-foot homer to lead off the contest.
BUT ONCE again the Wolverines came back as yet
another freshman, Mari Foster, increased her record
to 8-2. Seegert's fourth home run of the campaign
sparked the 5-4 victory.
Seegert's fourth homer gave her another Wolverine
season record. Last week, she set new records fqr
most doubles and RBI's ina single season.
Michigan coach Bob DeCarolis, who is stepping
down after four years at the helm, was pleased to end
the season on a winning note. The Wolverines finished
the '84 season 32-24, 12-12 in Big Ten play. The 32 vic-
tories ties the record for most softball victories in a
season. Northwestern heads on to the NCAA World
Series of women's softball.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Larsen pnishes fourth
f., f in marathon trials
From wire service reports
OLYMPIA, Wash. - Former
Michigan running standout Lisa Larsen
held a spot on the Olympic marathon
team for 25 miles but couldn't hold off
Julie Ishpording in the closing stages of
the race and had to settle for fourth in
the women's marathon trials held
Joan Benoit won the race easily with
a time of 2:31:04 and will join second
place finisher Julie Brown and Ishpor-
ding on the U.S. team in the first ever
women's marathon held in the Olym-
Larsen held third place for most of
the afternoon and held off a challenge
by 16-year-old Cathy Shiro late in the
race, but was passed by Ishpording
with just over a mile to go.
The Battle Creek native, who will be
the first alternate for the U.S. team in
Los Angeles, was a two-time All-
America in cross country for Michigan
but bypassed her final season of
eligibility last fall to concentrate on the
Golfers eighth at Big Tens
BLOOMINGTON (UPI) - After
three rounds of play, the Michigan golf
team is in eighth place at the Big Ten
Pole position Associated Press'
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Speedway track record with a qualifying run of 210 mph yesterday for the
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golf championships with no individuals
among the top eight.
Defending champion Ohio State leads
with 18 holes left to play, while Purdue
and Indiana are trailing closely in
second and third. Buckeye Chris Perry
and Mike Ingram of Indiana are the co-
leaders in the event with scores of 216.
Women tracksters break
Special to the Daily
TOLEDO - Two athletes set school
records and two qualified for the NCAA
track meet yesterday for Michigan as
the women's track team warmed up for
next week's Big Ten meet at the Toledo
Melody Middleton broke her own
school record in the hextathlon with
5,834 points, but fell 16 points short of
qualifying for the NCAA's. Sophomore
high jumper Angie Hafner also broke the
Michigan record with a leap of 6-/4 and
this mark will put her not only in the
NCAA's, but in the Olympic trials as
well. Sue Schroeder-made national time
as well in the 1500 meters.
Other firsts for the Wolverines came
from Martha Gray in the 800 meters
and by the 4x400-meter relay team.
Islanders 6, Oilers 1
UNIONDALE, N.U. (AP) - Clark
Gillies scored three goals and Bryan
Trottier added two as the Islanders'
battle-tested veterans paced New York
to a 6-1 victory .over the Edmonton
Oilers last night to even the Stanley cup
finals at one victory each.
Facing the possibility of a 2-0 deficit
in the best-of-seven' National Hockey
League championship series which now
switches to Edmonton for the next
three games starting Tuesday - the
Islanders were relentless from the
Los Angeles 110, Phoenix 94
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - Bob
McAdoo scored 12 of his 20 points in the
final quarter yesterday as the Los
Angeles Lakers downed the Phoenix
Suns 110-94 in the opening game of the
National Basketball Association
Western Conference finals.
The second game of the best-of-seven
series is Tuesday night at the Forum,
then the clubs switch to Phoenix for the
third and fourth games on Friday and
LOS ANGELES took command in the
fourth quarter, as the Suns went cold
from the floor midway through the
period and the Lakers built a comman-