The Michigan Daily - Monday, May 8, 2000 - 19
ns away with
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)- Fusaichi
Pegasus kicked up his heels before the
Kentucky Derby in what looked like a
Maybe he knew what was coming.
The playful colt, who sometimes gets
to exuberant, acted like a perfect gen-
t an Saturday in doing what good
horses like Easy Goer, Arazi and Holy
Bull couldn't do--win the Derby as the
The last horse to do that was
Spectacular Bid in 1979.
Fusaichi Pegasus came os strong in
the stretch, taking the lead approaching
he eighth pole and finishing 1 P 2
lengths ahead of Aptitude.
Here's how all of the playoff
series are shaping up through yes-
NHL Conference Semifinals
(2) Dallas leads (8) San Jose, 3-1
(3) Colorado defeats (4) Detroit,
(1) Philadelphia leads (7)
(4) N.J. leads (3) Toronto, 3-2
NBA First Round
(1) L.A. Lakers leads (5) Phoenix, 1-0
(3) Portland leads (2) Utah, 1-0
(1) Indiana leads (4) Phila., 1-0
*2) Miami leads (3) N.Y, 1-0
DAILY SCOR EBOA R D
S t APS
AL-CENTRAL W L PCT G HOME AWAY ST
ccago 18 12600 - 105 8-7 Lost 2
cleveland 14 13519 2.5 4-8 105 Won 1
Kansas cty 15 15.505 3 134 2-11 Won 2
Minnesota 1318.419 5.5, 810 8 Won
t 9 20.310 8.5 4-7 5-13 Lost 1
ALEAST W L PCT GS HOME AWAY ST
NY Yankees 20 8 .714 -- 103 105 Won 6
Boston 1511.577 4 84 7-7 Lost 0
Baltimore 1514.517 5.5 104 510 Lost 4
Toronto n166.510 6 98 7-8 Lost I
Tampa tay 1118,379 9.5 48 710 Won 1
ALWEST W L PCT EN HOME AWY SK
al 1512556 - 95 6-7 Won
Anal m 1615.516 1 97 78 Lost I
Oakland 14 16.67 2.5 510 96 Lost 2
Texas 1316.448 3 10 5-6 W- 2
NLCENTRAL W L PCT 08 HOME AWAY STK
St.Louis 11 33 - 126 75 Won
d aal 1415.483 4.5 " -7 ot I1
'bog s 1316448 5.5 78 68 Won 2
Houston 1118 379 7.5 3-9 S9 Lost 2
Chcago 1220375 8 7-9 511 Lost 3
Mi wwkee 1020.333 9 5-10 510 Iost 3
MEAST W L PCT EB HOME AWAY sTK
Atlanta 21 8 724 - 14-3 7-5 Lost 1
Montreal 1612.571 4.5 10-5 &7 Won 2
NY Mets 17 15.530 5.5 10-6 7-9 Lost l
Florida 1516.484 7 10-8 5-8 Won I
Ph adelphia 1019.345 11 &8 4-11 Won 1
,LWE5T W L PCT GB HOME AWAY STK
* a 2010.667 - 105 10-5 Won 3
Ws Angeles 1712.586 2.5 8-5 9-7 won 3
San Framscol6 13.552 3.5 7-7 96 Won 6
Corato 1416.47 6 -4 512 Lost 2
San aftg 1317.433 7 6-7 7-10 Lost 2
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Wolverine," Michigan coach Carol
That being the case, Volpe could-
n't have been more of a Wolverine
had she dressed up in fur.
Saturday, in Michigan's 3-1 victo-
ry, Volpe went 3 for 4 with 2 RBIs.
Yesterday, Volpe went 2 for 3 with a
single in addition to her game-win-
ning home run.
"I just hit the ball hard," Volpe
said. "The first pitch I had, I took it,
and it was fat. The second pitch was
even fatter. It felt good to hit the ball
right dead center. I hit all of it."
She certainly did. The hit was dev-
astating for the Spartans.
Over 26 games. Michigan is unde-
fcated when they score three runs or
Yesterday, Spartan hurler Ker
DeJong held Michigan to six hits and
Linder the magic three runs, but was
unable to come away with the win.
"I just missed with one pitch,"
DeJong said. "It's tough luck, I
guess. That's what happens when
you're throwing against the best hit-
ter on the team - you can't afford to
Hutchins' explanation for the vic-
tory was no different than DeJong's.
"It just comes down to that one hit,
I guess," Hutchins said.
On the defensive side, freshman
standout Marissa Young provided
more heat than Detroit Edison.
Young struck out five and allowed
only two hits while facing the mini-
mum number of batters until she
gave up an innocuous single with
tIwo Outs in the fourth.
"I got their team to pop up a lot
and my defense did the work behind
me," Young said. "I mixed up a lot of
changeups today znd kept them off
'M' to hit road for BTT
By Jon Schwartz
-aily Spos Wrter
EAST LANSING - Throughout the
season, the Michigan softball team
strived to win the Big Ten, which would
have allowed them to host the conference
But after a rough stretch in the season
when the team dropped three straight to
Iowa and Northwestern, Michigan
entered the last weekend of the season
with it's back against the wall.
The response to the situation was per-
fect, as the Wolverines traveled to East
Lansing and won both meetings with the
Unfortunately, the mini-slunp left the
Wolverines' destiny in the hands of their
two prior netneses. Michigan needed
lowa to drop both of its weekend games
It was not to be. The Wolverines
learned after winning their regular sea-
son finale that they would be travelling to
Iowa City this weekend for the Big Ten
Tournament, because the Hawkeyes won
Michigan coach Carol Hutchins
showed little concern over the destination
of the conference tournament.
Big Ten standingys
Team W L Pct. Overail
I. lowa 14 4 .813 411
2. Michigan 13 4 .733 40-13
3. N'esten 12 6 .688 24-20
4. PennSt. 12 5 .706 34-15
5. Wisconsin 8 6 .571 33-26
6. Purdue 6 10 .375 33-26
7. \lich. St. 5 10 .333 30-23
8.Ohio St. 4 13 .308 28-26
9. Indiana 5 13 .278 15-32
10. Minnesota 4 12 .250 31-2
"We hav-en't talked about (the venue)
at all'" Hutchins said. "The only motiva-
tion we had is to play the way we're capa-
ble of I don't think we have throughout
the course of this year."
According to catcher/designated hitter
Stephanie Volpe, the Wolverines are the
favorite to win this coming weekend's
tournament, whatever the standings
"Horne field is good," she said.
However, "I don't ever see us as the
underdog. Everyone is alwayasming
out to get us. It's not who we're playing,
it's who's playing us."
Michigan Nine's last stand
The newly expanded Big Ten base-
ball tournament has allowed Michigan,
a .333 winning percentage team in con-
ference, to go into it's final series this
weekend against Iowa with a legitimate
shot at making the post-season.
The Wolverines enter their four game
stand at Ray Fisher Stadium in eighth
place, two games out of a playoff slot.
The current sixth place team,
Northwestern, will have to hold off the
pack against Penn State, who is
presently in second.
Michigan coach Geoff Zahn has
been waiting for his young, but talent-
cd, team to breakthrough all season and
grab control ofthe sixth and final play-
off spot. But missed opportunities have
been the story of the season for the
Against Iowa, any missed opportuni-
ty could spell the end for Michigan.
"We haven't played that good of
baseball for the most part this season,"
Zahn said. "That doesn't mean we're
not going to battle and battle tough."
Blg ,Ten standings S ores and schedule
Team W L Pct Games back Yesterdays Big Ten results
L. M-inneoA 19 5 .792 -^ 5. 9i a-411
M- !VT^ M td1a 4) (2
2. Penn State 16 6 727 2 5 5 -- 4 3111
Pu> 10. No6h1-ter16 (2
3. Illinois 15 9 .625 4 0OhioS . - St, S it
MmSn v,4.0i5tae1 2
4. Purdue 14 9 .609 4.5 Monday's games
5 Ohio State 12 11 .522 6.5 Noth,--srnat Pmo-
Ohin stane a' PEN~n.A
6. NoAwestem 10 13 .435 8.5
Next weekend's %our-gaine series
7. owa 9 15 .375 10N owa Rats -gamete ins
f in j IND' %',
8. 'chigan 8 16 .333 I1 Michi sntat OnS-i
9. Michigan St 7 16 .304 11.5PudeA NiserA
10, Indiana 7 17 .292 12
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The two teams swere engaged in a score-
less pitcher's dual between Michigan
starter Vince Pistilli and Michigan
State's Jon luizinga for the first five
innings before Bob Malek doubled
home Ted Demetral in the top of the 6th
for a 1-0 Spartan lead.
Michigan State held the one run
advantage until the eighth when David
Parrish and Rob Bobeda combined for a
leadoff single and double to put them in
scoring position with nobody out.
Iluizinga was then lifted by Spartans
coach Ted Mahan in favor of the righty
Dylan Putnam. After a Brock Konan
strikeout, TrZos was intentionally
walked in favor of slumping right-
handed hitter Jay Dines, but Zahn coun-
tered by pinch-hitting the left-handed
Putnam walked Sokol and the tying
run crossed home. Putnam hit the next
batter, Kevin Quinn, and Bobeda trotted
in for the 2-1 lead.
Domanick Squires replaced Putnam
on the mound and gave up a rightfield
warning-track sac-fly to Cantalamessa,
scoring Trzos. Scott Tousa then singled
to center, driving in Sokol and conclud-
ine the scorina for the Wolverines.
Blake Rutkowski tried to bunt his way .
on in the fourth Inning, but to no avail.
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