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 - Spart By BOB GROSS State Journal Sports Writer...
Spart By BOB GROSS State Journal Sports Writer University of Cincinnati baseball coach Glenn Sample sent his Bearcats through an hour of batting practice at Michigan State's Kobs Field Wednesday, preparing for today's 4 p.m. clash against the host Spartans. "This is a beautiful ball park," Sample said. "Now, if we can just find somebody to lend us a few hits, we'll be in good shape." . Michigan State, bidding for its first Collegiate World Series berth in 17 years, will test the Bearcats in the second game of today's NCAA District Four doubleheader. In the opener, Southern Illinois (36-6) played Ohio University (29-5) at 1 p.m. Michigan State is 36-8 and Cincinnati 24-16. Friday's lineup has three games beginning at 10 a.m. between today's losers. Thursday's winners collide at 1 p.m. while the 4 p.m. game sends the Friday morning victor against the Friday afternoon loser. Two teams will be sidelined Friday in the double-elimina-t i o n tournament. Saturday's championship is at 1 p.m. The District Four winner joins seven other district champions in the World Series scheduled June 11-17 in Omaha, Neb. Michigan State, which last competed in a World Series in 1954, when the Spartans won their first Big 10 title, sent ace Rob Clancy (10-1) against Cincinnati. Danny Walton (7-3) was the expected Bearcat hurler. Larry Ike, sophomore from Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills, seeks to extend his winning streak to nine games Friday. Ike lost his first time out in Florida but since has not lost. He has a 2.53 ERA. Rob Ellis, State's top hitter at .407 with 14 homers, was back in right field today despite a sore wrist. The junior rightfielder jammed his wrist attempting to climb the fence on a home run ball at Purdue ans Off on NCAA last Friday. "Rob is ready to go," said Spartan coach Danny Lit-whiler. "He is swinging the bat real well." Cincinnati took the field today as the hottest team currently in the tournament. The PRECISION PIT CREW The famed Wood brothers pit crew practices refueling and changing tires on A. J. Foyt's car during "pit practice" Wednesday at the Indianapolis Indy By BLOYS BR ITT INDIANAPOLIS (AP) It will be Bobby Unser, Denis Hulme and Lloyd Ruby against the field in Saturday's 55th running of the Indianapolis Bearcats have won 23 of their last 30 games. Southern Illinois, winner of the Midwestern Conference, is ranked No. 9 in the NCAA's University Division. The Salu-kis boast two outstanding pitchers in southpaw Dick 'Expert' Tabs the track at 172.084 miles per hour Wednesday while carrying a full load of fuel. The speed was only about three miles per hour slower than his four lap qualifying speed of Langdon dall (8-1). (9-1) and Steve Ran- Ohio University, champion of the Mid-American Conference and a World Series entry a year ago, is led by hurler Doug Speedway. The Woods, from Stuart, Va., are noted on the -southern NASCAR stock car circuit for their expert car preparation and speedy pit work during a race. (UPI Tele- fier at 174.910 m.p.h., is driving one of the new winged McLarens built in England. A fof-mer world driving champion and two-time winner ok the Can-Am road racing series, Hulme has been a part of the Quest Diamond, who is 10-0, and Jim Bierman, 6-0. The Bobcats also have solid hitting, led by catcher Steve Swisher, .372. Tickets for all games are $2 general admission and $1 for students There is no advance sale. As for Unser, DePaolo not only counts on the ability of the older of the two Albuquerque, N.M., driving brothers, but he says "here again, the car will count. Bobby's car is a

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  1. Lansing State Journal,
  2. 27 May 1971, Thu,
  3. Page 69

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