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6The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, April 9, 1985
By KURT ROSENBERG
This was to be the weekend during which the North
Carolina baseball team would learn about itself and about
its two biggest ACC rivals.
Upon emerging from the Deep South, their long bus
journey complete, the Tar Heels returned with several
important pieces of knowledge.
The first was that after having seen every conference
opponent, the UNC players believe they have the best
team in the ACC.
The second was that they have yet to prove it.
Until this point in the season, it was the biggest weekend
of the year, and the Tar Heels came out of it with a
frustrating defeat and a satisfying victory. North Carolina
lost, 3-2, at Clemson on Friday, then traveled to Georgia
Tech for a 5-3 win Saturday. The split left UNC with a
record of 7-3-1 in the conference, while Clemson is in
first place at 9-1. Virginia is 7-3, N.C. State is 5-5 and
Georgia Tech surprisingly has fallen to 5-5-1.
With a 9-1 and 15-7 double-header sweep of UNC
Wilmington on Monday, UNC raised its overall record
The consensus after the Clemson and Georgia Tech
games was that one win was nice, something to be pleased
about. Two wins would have been nicer.
"We should have won two ballgames,' coach Mike
Roberts said. "We got excellent pitching both days, and
with excellent pitching on two days, you should win two
ballgames. We played very poorly on Friday."
The Tar Heels got another strong pitching performance
from Brad Powell (3-3) against Clemson, but two errors
and an inability to take advantage of offensive oppor
tunities cost them the game.
Jim Stone was hit by a pitch to lead off the game,
and "with one out, B.J. Surhoff smashed a 1-1 pitch from
Randy Mazey down the right-field line for his 12th homer
of the year. But after Surhoff crossed the plate to give
his team a 2-0 lead, UNC was unable to move a runner
past second base the rest of the way. The Tar Heels
managed just six hits and left nine men on base.
In the second inning, Clemson tied the game. Chuck
Baldwin reached on second baseman Alvin Taylor's error,
Mark Biegert walked and Ray Williams doubled to score
Baldwin. Then, with two outs, Bill Spiers got on on an
infield single, scoring Biegert.
Clemson scored its second unearned run in the seventh
inning after a controversial play. Powell walked Williams,
and Roberts broueht in Tim KirV to fVv Rrt Weffernan.
Kirk immediately displayed his good move to first, picking
off Williams, who sprinted for second. First baseman Devy
Bell fired the ball to shortstop Walt Weiss, who put the
tag on, but Williams was called safe. Roberts protested
vehemently and was ejected from the game.
With two outs and Williams on third, Jim McCollom
lofted a fly ball to right off reliever Todd Kopczynski
thai Chris De Franco misjudged. By the time he recovered,
it was too late the ball bounced off his glove, Williams
scored and Clemson had the lead.
The loss was quickly forgotten. North Carolina went
to Atlanta the next day, got a strong outing from Roger
Williams (6-1 ), a good relief job by Kopczynski and timely
hitting to beat the Yellow Jackets, who earlier in the season
had been ranked among the nation's top teams.
"We talked a lot after the Clemson game, and we decided
we weren't gonna let anything stand in our way," Scott
Johnson said. "We were pretty confident going into the
Georgia Tech game."
It showed from the start, as Johnson launched his 18th
home run of the year in the top of the first after Stone
and Surhoff had walked to put UNC ahead, 3-0. The
homer left Johnson just two RBls short of Scott Bradley's
Scott Jordan and Walt McConnell hit RBI singles in
the third to cut the lead to 3-2, but Mike Jedziniak
increased the North Carolina lead when he hit his fourth
homer of the year in the fourth inning.
In the eighth, Taylor smashed a single to center to
score Howard Freiling, and the Tar Heels were up, 5
2. Back-to-back doubles by Carl Sitler and Jamie Sims
gave Tech its final run in the bottom of the eighth.
With their biggest weekend behind them, the Tar Heels
now have their biggest week in front of them: the final
week of the regular season. They play at Campbell today
and return to Boshamer Stadium for games against N.C.
State on Wednesday, UNC-Charlotte on Thursday, UNC
Wilmington on Friday, a crucial rematch with Clemson
on Saturday and the season finale against Georgia Tech
on Sunday, This week's games will determine the final
conference standings and the seedings for the ACC
tournament, which beings April 17 in Atlanta.
"WeVe seen everybody now," Weiss said. "We could
very easily be undefeated in the conference. We just havent
taken advantage of situations when we had to.
"I think we're the best team in the conference."
Now all they have to do in the remaining two weeks
is go out and prove it.
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Records set at UNC-Diake Track Carnival
The North Carolina track team
hosted the first half of this weekend's
North Carolina Duke Track Carnival
Friday, but the ones having the best fun
at the two-day event were St. Augus
tine's, Villanova and N.C. State.
However, the Tar Heels set a meet
record Saturday against Duke when
Jack Morgan ran a 8:55.96 in the
steeplechase. Curt Shaeffer won first
place in the javelin with a throw of 224
feet, six inches.
Seton Hall had its share of excite
ment, taking the 1,600-meter relay in
such strong fashion that it insured itself
of an appearance in the NCAA's at
Austin, Texas, in late May. The four
ran 3:04.75, the fastest 1,600 ever run
at the meet.
High points for North Carolina on
SOFTBALL vs. EAST CAROLINA
2 PM Doubleheader Finley Field
MEN'S TENNIS vs. DUKE
2 PM UNC Tennis Center
the first day were Shaeffer's second
place showing in the javelin, Mel
Landis' second place in the discus, Jill
Irizarry's second place in the high jump,
Tauni Sanchez' second place in the 400
meter hurdles and the women's second
place finish in the distance relay.
The Tar Heels were led by Morgan
and Shaeffer, as well as Brent Walker's
third-place finish in the 400 hurdles,
Sanchez' second place in the 100
hurdles, Katy Lichota's second in the
discus and the women's third place in
the 1,600 relay.
Oy JIM SUROWIECKI
AL East: Orioles, Tigers, Blue Jays,
Red Sox, Yankees, Indians and
Baltimore The AL East is far and
away the best division in baseball, and
quite literally, the top five teams could
finish in any order. But the Orioles will
win this division because of the addi
tions of Fred Lynn, Lee Lacy and Don
Aase. Lynn is one of the most talented
players in baseball (.280, 22 home runs
and 80 RBIs over the last three years),
and with him hitting behind Eddie
Murray, there is no way Eddie will have
to walk 107 times again. Baltimore has
an excellent pitching staff featuring
Mike Boddicker and Storm Davis. Of
course, there's that great Oriole tra
diton. Lacy, Ripken, Murray and Lynn
will make up for a lot of the weaknesses
the team has as a whole.
Detroit The Tigers could just as
easily walk away with it. They have an
excellent lineup defensively and offen
sively and are as solid up the middle
as any team in baseball (Parrish,
Whitaker, Trammel) and Lemon). The
addition of Walt Terrell will cushion
what looks to be the fall of Milt Wilcox,
and you already know about? Jack
Morris, Dan Petry and Willie Hernan
dez. The one big problem Detroit has
is at the corners, where Chris Pittaro
looks to start at third and Barbaro
Garbey at first. There may just not be
enough fire power to knock off
Toronto With the acquisition of
fireman Bill Caudill the Blue Jays solved
their biggest problem: no bullpen.
Toronto's starting pitching, with Dave
Stieb (16-8), Doyle Alexander (17-6),
Luis Leal and Jim Clancy, is excellent,
and their bullpen is now similarly up
to par. Tony Fernandez must fulfill
expectations at shortshop, and Ranee
Mulliniks needs to hit over .300 again
to give Toronto a chance. The Blue Jays'
catching is questionable, but they have
a true superstar in Willie Upshaw and
a powerful young outfield with Lloyd
Moseby, George Bell and Jesse Barfield.
In any other division, they would be
Boston The best lineup in baseball,
a team batting average of .283, ah
enviable young pitching staff and an
excellent bullpen with Bob Stanley and
Mark Clear. Why then, are the Sox not
favored for first? Mainly because of the
strength of the division, but the pitching
staff is very young, and no one knows
how long Stanley will continue to
produce. With Boggs, Evans, Rice,
Armas, Easier and Buckner, the Sox
have no trouble scoring runs. But giving
them up is another matter. If Clemens,
Nipper and Boyd come through, it may
be 1975 all over again in Beantown.
The Yankees will be strong this year,
but not strong enough. They have an
awesome lineup, but their pitching is
old and questionable. Henderson,
Randolph, Mattingly, Winfield and
Baylor is a lineup no one would turn
down, but there are too many other
offensive questions. The Indians are still
a couple of years away (look for Joe
Carter and Mel Hall), and the Brewers .
will never win again until they get rid
of that stupid insignia on their hats.
AL West: Royals, Twins, Mariners,
White Sox, Angels, Rangers, A's.
K.C. The Royals were the team
of destiny last year. This year, they will
have to struggle again to stay on top.
To be picked first in this division is
really not something to be proud of,
but the Royals have a good young
pitching staff with Bud Black, Mark
Gubicza, Bret Saberhagen and, of
course, a dynamite bullpen. George
Brett is reputed to be in the best shape
of his career, and he and Willie Wilson
are still excellent offensive players. K.C.
needs good years from Darryl Motley,
Jorge Orta and Pat Sheridan and power
from Steve Balboni to take the division.
Minnesota I wanted to pick
Minnesota first, but I just don't feel like
they quitehave the drive or the
experience to win the division. They
certainly do have the talent, with
explosive young players like Kent
Hrbek, Tom Brunansky, Gary Gaetti,
Tim Teufel 2nd Kirby Puckett. If the
pitching comes through as it did last
year, and Viola, Butcher and Smithson
continue to sparkle, the Twins have a
good shot at taking the division. But
shortshop continues to be a problem
and catching something of a question
mark. The Twins are just not ready.
Seattle Next vpar this team will
be ready to make its move. Seattle is
loaded with youngsters who can and
are ready to play if they can just find
a spot. Alvin Davis knocked in 1 16 runs
last year, and if Ken Phelps can get more
at-bats, the Kingdome will have to be
renamed the Homerdome. The Mariner
outfield is a capable one anchored by
Dave Henderson and featuring Phil
Bradley (.301) and Al Cowens. Jack
Perconte and Spike Owen will be
expected to repeat their offensive
performances of last season, and with
a pitching staff led by Mark Langston
(204 Ks) and Matt Young, the Mariners
are going to surprise some people this
Chicago What a fall this team had
last year! But the White Sox may still
pull something off this season. They
finally made some much-needed
changes and appeared to have set
themselves for a drive at the division.
The pitching staff, led by Rich Dotson,
Floyd Bannister and Tom Seaver, will
be bolstered by Tim Lollar, and if Ozzie
Guillen plays as many people think he
is capable of playing, the White Sox
may pull off a surprise. Darryl Boston
is still an unknown quantity, and no
one knows if Carlton Fisk can go
another year. But Greg Walker and
Harold Baines are two excellent offen
sive players, and if Ron Kittle returns
to his form of two years ago, Chicago
could be tough.
California would have one of the best
teams in this division if it hadnt given
away Fred Lynn and Don Aase. Now,
the prospects look pretty dim as the
Angels will just try to hang on. Texas
is one of the most messed up organ
izations in baseball. As for Oakland,
maybe in a couple of years the A's might
do something, but for now all you can
say is, "Where's Charley the Mule when
you need him?"
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Leading Hitters: UNC - Johnson 2-5 (HR, 2B. 3 RBIs).
Jedziniak 1-4 (HR). Taylor 2-2 (2 SB. RBI): G.Tech Sims
2-4 (2 2B. RBI). Newbern 2-4 (2B).
Winning Pitcher - Williams (6-1). Losing Pitcher - M alone
North Carolina-Duke Track Carnival
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Connecticut. 16-0; 100: Lee Vernon McNeil, East Carolina,
10.34 (Meet Record, old 10.2 hand time); 1 10 high hurdles:
I. Boris Pendergrass. Rutgers, 14.08, 4. Brent Walker, UNC.
14.58 ; High Jump: Obie Martin, N.C. Central, 6-10; Distance
Medley: Liberty Baptist, 10:12.36; 3,200 Relay: St.
Augustine's, 7:35.72; Long Jump: Nathaniel Peterkin, N.C.
Central. 24-4; Javelin: Bob Amabile, Rutgeis, 241-0 (Meet
Record, old 239-0), 2. Curt SheafTer, UNC, 231-2 ; Shot
Put: Tom Eckerd, N.C. State, 54-2; Discus: Thad Emery,
N.C. State. 158-3 2. Mel Landis, UNC, 150-3 ; 1,600 Relay:
I. Seton Hall. 3:04.75 (Meet Record, old 3:05.1. betters
NCAA qualifying standard); Triple Jump: I. Carl Harris,
Appalachian State, 50-4; 5,000: I. Pat Pipper. N.C. State,
14:22.6. 4. Reggie Harris, UNC, 1435.3.
10.000: I. Mary Parducci, Villanova, 37:38.1; Sprint Medley:
I. Illinois. 4:01.99 (Meet Record, old 4:12.27, betters NCAA
qualifying standards); Javelin: Meg Warren, Appalachian
State. 174-10 (Meet Record, old 151-2, betters NCAA
qualifying standards); High Jump: I. Denise Yamada, Duke.
5-4. 2. Jill Irizarry, UNC, 5-2, 3. Janet Bean, UNC. 5-2:
Shot Put: I. Connie Sweet, Villanova. 43-6'i. 4. Shunta
Robinson, UNC, 42-4, 5, Kelly Williams, UNC, 41-5Vi ; 800:
I. Veronica Mcintosh, Villanova, 2:10.4, 4. Alisa Murray,
UNC, ?:I3.78 ; 400 Relay: I. St. Augustine's. 46.52; 200:
I. Kim Dunlap. Illinois. 24.03 (Meet Record, old 23.8 hand
time): Triple Jump: I. Regina Hawkins, St. Augustine's, 39
7 (Meet Record, old 37-); 3,000: lDartene Hawkins.
Liberty AC. 9:2 1 .3 ( Meet Record, old 9:23.3); 400: 1 . Veronica
Williams. St. Augustine's, 53.95 (Meet Record, old 54.03);
Distance Medley: I. Illinois. 11:37.66 (Meet Record, old
1 1:42.98). 2. North Carolina, 11:48.15 ; 400 Hurdles: I. Judy
Palmer. Villanova, 63.07, 2. Tauni Sanchez, North Carolina,
Saturday at Duke
Hammer: I. Bobby Kirkiand, Appalachian State, 155-3;
10.000 Walk: Ray McKinnis, unnattached. 50:32.4; 10,000:
I. Bryan Alif. unattached. 31:17.5; Sprint Medley: I.
Appalachian State. 3:22.63; Shot Put: I. Terry Thomas, N.C.
State. 55-0 440 Shuttle Hurdle Relay: I. St. Augustine's.
1:00.69; Javelin: I. Curt Shaeffer, North Carolina, 224-6,
4. Kevin McGorty, North Carolina, 178-1 ; 400 Relay: I.
St. Augustine's, 40.60; 800: 1 . Neil Moore, Asics Tiger, 1 :49.06
4. Dave Furhmann, North Carolina, 1:51.96 ; 200: I. Alston
Glenn. N.C. State. 21.10; High Jump: I. Mike Braxton.
George Mason TC. 6-10: 400: I. David Carter, unattached.
47.10; Pole Vault: I. Mark Venik. George Mason. 15-9; 6.400
Relay: I. N.C. State, 16:54.45; 3.000 Steeplechase: 1. Jack
Morgan, North Carolina, 8:55.9 (Meet Record, old 8:57.0),
3. Eric Landis, North Carolina, 9:33.20 ; 400 Hurdles: I.
Frank Anderson. N.C. State. 52.34. 3. Brent Walker, North
Carolina, 52.97; Discus: I. Thad Emery. N.C. State. 163
5.000: I. Mary Parducci. Villanova. 17:51.02; 1.500: I.
Darlene Beckford. Liberty AC. 4:23.59; 3,200 Relay: I.
Villanova A. 8:48.21 (Meet Record, old 8:59.31). 4. North
Carolina, 9:21.1 ; 100 Hurdles: I. Pat Davis. St. Augustine's.
14.10. 2. Tauni Sanchez, North Carolina. 14.67 ; Discus:
I. Theresa Smith, St. Augustine's, 150-6 (Meet Record, old
147-6). 2. Katy LJchota, North Carolina, 134-8 ; 100: I. Pat
Davis. St. Augustine's. 11.48; Long Jump: I. Pat Davis, St.
Augustine's. 18-8. 5. Felicia Carter, North Carolina, 18-5
; 1.600 Relay: I. Villanova. 3:42.82. 3. North Carolina,
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