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SPORTS
Tuesday, May 21, 1985 The Michigan Daily
BATSMEN SURRENDER CONFERENCE CROWN
OSU eliminates 'M' nine

By ADAM MARTIN B * Greg Everson for what eventually
Bud Middaugh's smile didn't last Batsmen invite to became the gamewinner in the sixth.
very long. South Regionals Everson had cut down 11 straight
Michigan's six-year head coach Buckeyes from the time he took over
grinned with a victory smile after From staff reports for starter Ken Hayward, who yielded
Saturday morning's 11-10, extra-in- Call it the luck of the draw - OSU's first run, in the second. But
ning win over the Western Division literally. After losing the Big Ten with one out in the sixth, Ohio State's
Big Ten champion Fighting Illini, but playoffs to Western Division run- Greg Policka singled to center and set
before the day was over, Middaugh ner-up Minnesota over the the table. Everson fanned DH Tom
.;w .had lost his grin. weekend, Michigan received a bid Harris for the second out, but two con-
OR MAYBE just transformed yesterday to the South I regionals secutive singles by Tom Tomlinson
s it-into a frown. at Mississippi State in Starkville, and Steve Parrill scored Policka (and
Riding the stellar pitching of star- Miss. May 24-26. Tomlinson, who had stolen second),
ting southpaw Mike Curtis and relief The consensus was winning it for the Buckeyes.
man Park Pittman, the Ohio State Michigan would he lucky to get a EVERSON WAS sharp; the
Buckeyes ended Middaugh's bid for a hid after itsweekend performance. Michigan bats weren't. ,I needed
fifth Big Ten crown by edging the play begins Friday at 1:30 p.m. someone who could throw, and (Ever-
X Wolverines, 3-1, in Saturday's third when the Wolverines ke on New son) looked strong," Middaugh said
game. The loss was Michigan's Orleans. Mississippi State battles after the loss. '<I wanted to see what I
second in the double-elimination tour- could get out of him. He got tired, but
nament at Ray Fisher Stadium, WestVirginiaat_7:3 __pm' _ came back strong."
removing them from contention. Even stronger, however, were the Buckeye hurlers.
The Buckeyes, however, failed to capture the title in Curtis, a sophomore, went five innings, yielding seven
Sunday's championship game against Minnesota, a win- hits but only the one run to Larkin. Pittman thoroughly
nor in its two previous appearances. The Gophers drop- frustrated Michigan the rest of the way, retiring the side
ped Ohio State, 5-3. in order in three of four innings while striking out six.
THE WOLVERINES would have liked another crack THE KEY, according to Finn, was keeping Michigan's
at Minnesota. But after being upset by the Gophers in Larkinn and niorseyCsed ffThe b ases O hictv
game one, Michigan never got the chance to face Min- Pittman can he credited. The New Paris, Ohio native
nesota again with the loss to Ohio State. struck out Larkin and Close in the seventh and eighth
Daily Photo by DAN HABIB "We certainly haven't played the way we're capable with a sharp curveball on his way to win number four.
opo rHlMrs()lyi h ih r H of playing," a jubilant Middaugh said after his club Michigan's first playoff victory was almost as
Sophomore Hal Morris (23) and Casey Close (34) were flying high after eliminated Illinois in eleven innings Saturday morning. frustrating-until the final out. Catcher Randy Wolfe
Morris smashed a pinch-hit three-run homer Saturday against Illinois "This win might get us going." broke a 9-9 deadlock in the eleventh inning against
that cut the Michigan deficit to one. The Wolverines went on to beat the But it got Michigan nowhere. For a squad that entered Illinois with a two-run shot over the left field fence. But
Illini in extra innings, but could not outlast Ohio State. the playoffs riding a 24-game winning streak, the the Illini fought back with two out in the bottom of the in-
Wolverines' performance disappointed many. ning. Freshman Mike Ignasiak walked Dave Payton and
~, "We left too many people on hase today (eight)," found himself in a jam when Terry Wells smacked a
Middaugh lamented after the loss to OSU. "Both teams single to center. Jim Orsag doubled home Payton, and it
had opportunities, but you have to capitalize." took a picture-perfect relay from rightfielder Jeff
- K U E m The Wolverines didn't. After getting a welcomed Minick to C.J. Beshke to Wolfe to nail Wells at the plate
yU Whomerun in the first from shortstop Barry Larkin-his for the final out and the victory.
T third of the tournament-Michigan failed to capitalize "It's gotta be easier than this," said Middaugh after
on four run-scoring opportunities in as many innings. the win. But Michigan's dugout leader could only scrat-
SF R O M T H EMeanwhile, the Buckeyes touched up Wolverine reliever ch his head in disappointment hours later.
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES SMU rips netters at NCAAs
The Southern Methodist torious, number two player Ed
eBy PETE WILLIAMS Mustangs skunked Michigan, 7-0, Filer and number three, John 4
EFFECTIVE MAY 5 1985,STUDENTS The men's tennis team's visit to Saturday. Today's final pits UCLA, Royer, each managed to takeoneof
5, STUDE Athens, Ga. wasn't pleasant. In a winner over SMU, against the three sets. Filer lost to SMU's
their first visit to the NCAA winner of yesterday's Georgia- Richey Reneberg, 6-4, 1-6, 4-6.
* WHO KEEP LIBRARY MATERIALS MORE * championships in two years, coach USC semifinal match. Number three Mustang Mark
y Brian Eisner's Wolverines failed to ALTHOUGH none of the Styslinger sent Royer back across
THAN 50 DAYS OVERDUE WILL HAVE advance past the first round. Wolverines left the court' vic- the Mason-Dixon, beating him6-61,
T ER B R O IG P IIE E SU . At the numher one spot, Jim
THEIR BORROWING PRIVILEGES SUS- , Sharton (5 went down in
SMICHIGAN STUDENT ASSEMBLY NEEDS YOU! straight sets to Southern
PENDED. THIS POLICY IS CURRENTLY Methodist's top man John Ross,
2-6,2-6.
IN EFFECT FOR FACULTY AND STAFF. * The remainder of the match was
just as enlightening. SMU's Stefan
Kruger slipped post Jon Morris, 7-
T Positions are now available on the following Regental and University Committees: 5, 7-5. Number five singles player
Students who currently have books more than * Research Policies Committee
morrc oice om te Brad Koontz fell at the hands of
50 dasoedewl os hi orwn riv- Den Bishop, 2-6, 1-6. And Franz
days overdue will lose their borrowing r Summer paid part-time position Geiger fared no better, losing to
ileges on that date. number six Mustang Ed Ross, 2-6,
1-6.
Contact MSA before 12:00 noon ls
Borrowing privileges will be restored CrRoyer and Morris, the only
THURSDAY, MAY 23. doubles team to make it on the
when the materials are returned. * court because of the singles'
3039 Michigan Union, 763-3241or7116640 losses, put the cap on Michigan's
309 ihiaU0effort with a 1-6, 4-6 defeat to
-* ________________________________________ Kruger and Bishop.
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