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SPORTS

The Michigan Daily

Friday, May 29, 1987

Page 11

Batsmen bow

out of tourney
By GREG MOLZON The game remained tied until the
After losing its first game in the ninth, when Georgia exploded for
NCAA Tournament to Dartmouth, five runs off Ignasiak (6-5) to take a
the baseball team was in the same 10-5 lead. The Bulldog outburst
must-win situation as a week earlier was highlighted by a three-run
in the Big Ten playoffs. homer by Steve Freeman.
In the Big Ten, the Wolverines The Wolverines battled back in
were able to come back and win the bottom of the ninth on a two-
four straight games to win the out, three-run home run by Phil
conference championship. However, Price to make the score 10-8.
there would be no dramatic Michigan then had runners onfirst
comebacks in the double- and third with the winning run at
elimination Northeast Regional of the plate in Tom Brock, but Brock
the NCAAs, as Michigan lost 10-8 took a called third strike from Cris
to Georgia to end the season and Carpenter to end the game.
any dreams of advancing to the Although Tim Lata relieved
College World Series. Ignasiak with two outs in the
Michigan head coach Bud ninth, Middaugh said that he never
Middaugh said, "I think we're all really considered taking Ignasiak
disappointed that we didn't do any out of the game any earlier. "I
better, but there are a lot of clubs in thought Iggy didn't have one of his
that category." better days, but he competed well,"
MI C HI G A N finished the Middaugh said. "If you're going to
season with a record of 52-12, get beat, you have to get beat with
while Georgia (40-19) won the your best out there."
regional and advanced to the THE WOLVERINES opened
College World Series in Omaha, the regional in Atlanta last
SNeb. Thursday with a 4-0 setback against
"We got beat by a good club. Dartmouth. Dartmouth pitcher
They're an awful good club," said Mark Remlinger struck out 13
Middaugh. "Whoever won our game batters and limited Michigan to four
y JOHN MUNSON was most likely to go to the hits.
re finished the Series." The team bounced back from
Early in the game, it looked like that defeat to trounce Rider on
Michigan would be the team that Friday, 10-0. Jim Abbott (11-3)
(ing, would win the contest. The pitched a complete game to record
Wolverines took a 5-0 lead in the his third shutout of the season.
third inning on a two-run homer by Abbott also held Rider's Ken
Steve Finken, and were cruising Kramer to one hit in four at bats.
behind Mike Ignasiak, their ace Kramer hit six home runs in the
"You aren't too pitcher. regional and was named the MVP
your boys in the IGNASIAK, recently picked as of the tournament.
ghts, big money, the Wolverines most valuable Greg McMurtry and Brock led
htd brunettes, and player, tired, and the Bulldogs tied the Wolverine offense against Rider
the game at five on a two-run with three hits apiece, and Bill St.
double by Scott Bohlke. Peter and Price each hit a home run.

Jim Abbott started and won in the Wolverines's only NCAA tournament victory. The sophomo
season with an11-3 record.

Rush Delivery
w BY JEFF RUSH
Boxing promoter Don King saw all he needed
Tuesday night at the Boston Garden. Yesterday, he
telephoned his old buddy Red Auerbach, president of
the Boston Celtics.
"Hey Red, Don King, how you - "
"King, I've told you a million times," shouted
Auerbach. "Even with that atrocious haircut of yours,
you simply are not weird-looking enough to play for
the Celtics! The boys will have nothing to do with it!"
"NO, NO," protested King. "I gave up on that
notion years ago. With people like Fred Roberts, Greg
Kite, Conner Henry, and that Bird guy, I figure you got
enough guys on your team who can't run or jump."
"Hey now, don't be making fun of our talent,"
roared Auerbach. "Heck, Fred Roberts can even dunk!"
"You don't say," exclaimed King. "Well, that's
beside the point. I was doing some thinking. If the
Pontiac Silverdome can draw 90,000 to watch
Wrestlemania, imagine how many people we can
sucker into watching the Boston Celtics boxing team
on tour. It'll be bigger than Hagler-Leonard.
"HECK," continued King. "I figure we can make
Sichting a middleweight, Bird a light-heavyweight, and
McHale and Parish heavyweights. It'll be great. We can
have three world champions in no time, four if we put
McHale in the WBA and Parish in the WBC."
"I don't know," said Auerbach, lighting up a cigar.
"You mean you think they can't fight?" asked King.
"No," answered Auerbach. "I mean, I don't know.
Haven't you ever heard me do color commentary on a
pro telecast?"

On Boston, box
and business c
"Yeah, you're right," said King.
enlightening. But listen, just imagine
ring. Just a few rounds for bright li1
huge crowds, big money, blondes an
big money!"

"WE BEANITOWNES have done plenty of
rounds," said Auerbach. "Why, next to smoking - "
"And talent," interrupted King. "Are we talking
talent? Did you see Sichting last year against
Sampson? Or McHale in the stands at Milwaukee? Or
Bird against Laimbeer? Or Parish against Laimbeer?"
"Gee whiz, Don, I have no clue as to what you are
talking about," answered Auerbach.
"C'mon, man! You at least had to have seen
Parish's four-punch flurry! I love the way he hits a
man whose knees are buckling and back is turned. You
mean to tell me you didn't see it?"
"HECK, NO," said Auerbach, laughing. "The refs
never said a word about it. You're getting old, Don."
"Well, anyway. As boxers, those guys have got a
legitimate chance to be world champions."
"World champions!" yelled Auerbach. "Now you're
talking! We've got no chance getting by the Lakers on
the court. You think we can get Magic in the ring?"
"Only if you're willing to let him and Bird go one
on one, said King. Silence at the other end. "What's
wrong?" demanded King.
Auerbach answered. "Bird's already signed with the
Red Sox. Did you see his fastball in game three?"

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