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The Michigan Daily-Friday, May 5,1989-Page 16
Track teams race into Adam
Benson
tournament weekend Hedging-my Bets
BY MIKE HEAD "It was a fastball. I got most of it, but I got enough
This Saturday, the men's track team will host the Michigan Inter- of it to get it out"
collegiate Meet, a non-scoring meet composed of Division I schools No, this description of a game winning home run
within the state comes not from Kirk Gibson, or even 'The Natural'
The Wolverines will be competing against athletes from Central Robert Redford, but it comes from Michigan's Kourtney
Michigan, Western Michigan, Northern Michigan, Michigan State and the Thompson. The Wolverinessignated hitter powered a
Unersityh e ts in April, which featured primarily relay events, thiswo-mn shot over the left-center field fence, giving the
Unikete, "meeint prhi featred pimrialy relapent, his Wolverines a 2-0 win over the Michigan State
meet offers, "an excellent opportunity for individual competition," head Wednesday afternoon.
coach Jack Harvey id. .i. While he may not have gotten all of Spartan Don
Harvey sees this meet as "an opportunity for good competition. Lindsey's pitch, Thompson hit more then any other
Eastern has a pretty good team this year and some excellent men." Wolverine all day. Lindsey had no-hit Michigan through
W omen travel to IU for invitational 6 1/3 innings as he hoped to blank the Wolverines for
the second time this season.
Tomorrow, the women's outdoor track team will be competing in a "Linsdey had shut us out for two complete games, so
national invitational hosted by Indiana University in Indianapolis. The it was important that we finally got over the hump and
field consists of Big Ten rivals Indiana, Purdue, and Michigan State as beat him," Wolverine shortstop Chris Gagin said.
well as Mid American Conference champion Eastern Michiean. Thompson added: "Lindsey is a good pitcher. At
Head coach James Henry sees the distance events, with junior Mindy Michigan State he had gotten the best of us, and today
Rowand, and the hurdles, with senior Dana Davidson, as key events for was a repayment for what he did."
the meet. WHAT WAS 'the story' from Michigan's double-
"We are going in thinking that it's the Big Ten Championship," Henry header sweep? Was it Thompson's dramatic blast? Was it
said. "If we do not win, that will give us an incentive to win the next 'the revenge factor' as the Wolverines finally knocked
time when it really it is the championship." out Lindsey? Was it the the pitching of Ross Powell,

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npson's dinger
s baseball spirit
Tim Lata, Jeff Tanderys, and Kirt Ojala,
nly one run to the Spartans all afternoon?
e story is what has not happened to
seball team this season. After losing three
to the pros, having little experience at
enduring NCAA scrutiny during the
of alleged wrongdoings, the Wolverines
mier program in Big Ten baseball.
)THER teams might crumble under such
higan is prospering. It is an example of
, abused, but appropriate, clich: this
s been a character-builder. Any possible
uggle have given way to a team sense of
hat you work for," Thompson said about
rit. "You come out to enjoy the guys and
just part of the winning attitude that we
ed with Thompson, saying: "This team is
se. There are no little cliques. If some-one
well, no one gets on them."
Michigan State win may have been
moment of greatness, every Michigan
away victorious. For the first time this
gan fans left Fisher Stadium talking about
Baseball
Continued from Page 14
However, by the ninth inning,
Lindsey appeared to tire somewhat,
and Michigan wasted no time taking
advantage of him. Matt Morse led
off with a single, and one out later,
designated hitter Kourtney
Thompson provided the dramatics for
the day, lofting a 400-foot smash
over the fence in left-center.
"He's a good pitcher," Thompson
said of Lindsey. "He picked out our
weaknesses. But he made one
mistake, and WHAM!"
Thompson's blast brought the
Michigan fans to their feet, and his
teammates mobbed him as he
crossed the plate.
"That's the first time I've ever
won a game with a home run,"
Thompson sad, "and hopefully not
the last"
"It's nice that someone like
Kourtney would have a moment like
that," Middaugh said.
Meanwhile, Ross Powell wasn't
doing too shabby a job holding the
Spartans in check. Powell shut them
out for seven innings, scattering four
hits and striking out six, before
being removed in the eighth inning
because of a blister on his pitching
hand.
Mike Grimes (7-2) took over and
pitched the two bonus frames to get
the win, allowing neither a hit nor a
run while striking out two.
In the second game, the
Wolverine bats perked up, as
Michigan banged out nine hits in
support of junior righthander Tim
Lata (6-1), who gave up the lone
Spartan run in 4 2/3 innings of
work. Jeff Tanderys pitched two
innings of no-hit ball, and Kirt Ojala
mopped up the final out for his
second save.
"I feel fortunate," Middaugh said.
"These were two games we could
have lost."

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