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Hitters pound Chippewas
for sixth straight 'W,' 11-3
By BRETT JOHNSON
sLY BASEALLW mE Therefore,today'sgameagainstthe Scott Timmerman drove them home
Staying focused on yesterday's Chippewas had all the potential for a with a double.
game against Central Michigan (19-9 major letdown. Michigan wouldtacktfour more on
AMidAmericanconferce,34-s5over- Msionganhoweverwasabetokeep inthesfifthls ing thmkstoha revin
tall) could have been a major prolem its focus while handling Central foran homer just right ofdteaser by
forthe Michigan baseball teamx(1-12 11-3 victory - Michigan starter Matt Rodney Goble. For Goble - it was his
R n :t ~Bg Ten,23-28). At thistime last week, Humbles (1-4) got his first victory of second hit, his third mscxrand his
hgwdHd h sd the Wolverines needed to win eight the season and Central stater Aaron fourth RBI ofthecga ne.
straghtBigTengamesinordersto.make KAieper dropped hisrecord to 8-5. On the mou nd, BryanrSeto st-
he playoffs "I was wormied about our cnten- plcedHumblesinthefsfthadpitched
After sweeping Northweste K in tration after the big weekend kMicbi-three scoreless inings.JohntAsva-
double headers Saturday and Sunday, ganochBillFrseeiansaid"Weswung pitchedthefinaltwoiingsivingup
theWolveneshadgiventhemelvesa thebatswellaganstNorthwestern,and oneruns.
chance this coming weekend against wedid welltoday s We had some good This weekend the Wolverines take
The VUXrmD* Michigan State to rebound from the execution on ourhit-and-runs and we on Michigan Stre in akey for-game
Michigan outfielder Nate Hodren and his teammates prevailed dismal 0-8 start to the Big Ten season keptour concentration here." serlesvthefinalsconference mathiOf
over Central Michigan yesterday by an 11.3 margin. andmake the playoffs. Afterdaitwo-runho merinsthewsecond theregular seasoy.
k inning by the Chippewas' rightfielder Michiganneedstosweepithshne-
KevinYoung,theWolverinestookthe nd- medoubleheadeswiththdSpyr-
S u ggers continue hot stl 4 adogdinpthetry.ktan"Wnrerdtogpit g otgt
The fi st three hitters Ryan Van qualifying for one of the fur spots in
By TIM koiA Wo nothedher 24th victory of the season The Wolverines excelled defen- Oeveren, Rodney Goble and Scott theBigTenitiua .ertsomethingtt
succes ts seaso: higa's e - second all time on the Wolverine sively, maklng only one fielding error T inmerman,allreached.baseandeven- lookedVerydoubtfulbckatthebegin-
TheMichigansoftballteamcuised recordbooks-yieldingonlythreehits in the twin bill. tually scored with a hit, an errorand a ning of April
pastMichiganStateigdoubleheader andthreewalksintheprocess. Kovach The victories rn Michigan's win- wlldpitch, respectively. The Wolverines will travel toEast
yesterday, winig each game by an bestedrbisbyallowingonlytwohits ningstreakto8gamesendingfuirther The Wolverines would never trail lansingonSatiadyatunoonimtwll
identical 6-0 score. and walking two en route to her 17th support tothe Wolverines' No.3ank- again, and in the fourth inning they conclude its regular season at Fishe
While the results would not sur- victory of the year. ing in the region andNo. 17 spotin the brokethegamewideopenSeanCoston Stadiumon Sunday.
prise even the most rabid of Spartan Offensively, senior Patti Benedict nstion. MSU is now 11-34 overall and greeted new piteher Troy Novak with a "We need to pitch good, hit good
faithful, the day-long dominance dem- led the way, going 5-for-6 from the next to last in the conference at 4-20. single. Chad Chapmnan then followed anid field good," Freehan said. "We
onstrated the keys to the Wolverines' plate with 3 rusbatted in, arun scored The Wolverines will try to tie and Coton bylaunching aball over the 375 don't care to look bak. We're playing
success this season: Michigan's near- and asacrifice fly. Karla Kunnen and break the school single-season wins mark in left-centerfield. Novak as goud as wehave all year.Ifwedon't
flawless execution of pitehing, hitting freshman Tracy Carr also chipped in mark this afternoon in a doubleheader promptly hit the next two batters and lose, no one an send us homne:"
and fielding. with outstanding 3-for-6perforinances. against Toledo.
Michigan (19-3 BigTen,41-9over- Kunnenalso scored twice andstole twoI
all) gotisolid performances from aces bases whileCarscored onern,stole 3 ~ Ai SUM M ER FUN .+ -
KellyForbisandKellyKovach.Fbis two bases and knocked in two runs.
Men n rs plummet
to nadir in Big Tens
By J.L ROSTAM-ASADI completing a tough Big Ten season
Disappointmentwouldbeone way biting score of 4-3.
to describe it. Coincidentally,IowaandOhioState
The Michigan men's tennis team were two of those four teams the Wol-
(6-9 Big Ten, 8-14 overall) finished verines just missed defeating.
eighth overall in last weekend's Big "We thought we had a legitimate
Ten Conference Championships in shot at ending up second or third,"
IowaCity.Afterdefeating11th-ranked Michigan assistant coach Dan Gold-
Illinois,4-0andninth-rankedWiscon- berg said. "But we suffered a lot of
sin,4-1, theWolverinesadvanced,but injuries this season and got a bad draw
fell4-1 to the No.1 seed and eventual (to play Minnesota)."
toumament champion Minnesota. Onthebrightside, Michiganjunior
After falling to Minnesota, the Dan Brakus has been chosen to com-
Wolverines were paired with fifth- pete in the NCAA Singles Champion-
rankedIowainSaturday'sconsolation ship,which starts aweekfromtodayat
round.Michigan cameup short again, Georgia.He willbe competing with the
losing 4-1. On Sunday, Ohio State top 64 collegiate tennis players in the
took on Michigan for seventh place, country.
eventually prevailing over the Wol- Brakus, who was the second best
verines, 4-2. player in the Big Ten this year, was
Michiganenteredthecbampionship ranked 70th in the nation by the In-
as the eighth seed, but felt it had an temnational Tennis Association, while
excellent chance of moving up after posting a31l-10singlesrecord this year.
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