The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 17, 1978, Image 10

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Page 10 THE BATTALION TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1978 , - x - s ; : Z } % a.. jp^< j? .ummP' One of those days Quarterback Mike Mosley and the Texas Ag- constantly pressured by the relentless Cougar gies did indeed have one of those days against defense as Houston defeated Texas A&M the Houston Cougars Saturday. Mosley was 33-0. Battalion photo by Pat o Malley Q beer garden ** i? 1 4410 COLLEGE MAIN 4 BLOCKS NORTH OF CAMPUS 846-9438 PRESENTS: If MIKE WILLIAMS (PLUS TEN MINUTES LATE) — THURSDAY (OCT. 12) If CLINT BROWN — FRIDAY (OCT. 13) If STRANGE COUNTY STRING BAND — SATURDAY (OCT. 14) U JAM SESSION (8 P.M.) — SUNDAY • * ! SUNDAY "42" TOURNAMENT (5 P.M.) U MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (WITH 50c BEER) U LOUISIANA SEAFOOD GUMBO — TUESDAY U' OPEN STAGE — WEDNESDAY ■L.A. fails to capitalize Baker takes time to cool By MILTON RICHMAN United Press International LOS ANGELES — By now. Dusty Baker has cooled off. Being back home always helps. It takes some of the bite out of defeat and some of the pain out of the wounds although it doesn’t alter the fact the Dodgers are only one game away from extinction in the World Series. After Bill Russell bounced back to Jim Beattie for the final out in Sun day’s 12-2 indignity at Yankee Stadium, putting the Yanks ahead three games to two, all the other Dodger players immediately headed for the clubhouse except Baker. He sat in the dugout alone, his lips pressed tightly together, staring out at the field in a tableau reminis cent of little Freddie Patek a year ago. You remember how Patek bowed his head and remained in the Kansas City dugout by himself for nearly 10 minutes after the Yankees beat the Royals in the final Ameri can League playoff game of 1977. Dusty Baker was doing pretty much the same thing Sunday. Sitting there in stony silence, he symbolized the sheer frustration of all the Dodger players. They hadn’t been merely beaten, they had been ground- up into little pieces. Eventually, Baker got up and walked into the clubhouse. The door closed behind him and re mained shut for five minutes to keep everyone else out. Baker walked over toward his locker and then gave vent to his feel ings. He raised his voice in an angry tirade that wasn’t directed at any body in the room in particular but everybody there in general. When the door of the clubhouse door finally was opened. Baker was in another part of the room shaving. Most of his anger had subsided. “What upset me was the way we got beat,” he said, toweling his face. “It was mental as much as anything else and when it’s mental, that con trols your physical actions. I’m al ways angry when we lose. I don t like to lose in nothing. I was just mad. When I’m mad, I gotta blow off. I’m cool now.” Dusty Baker’s reaction to the way the World Series has been going is understandable in light of the fact the Dodgers have not taken full ad vantage of any number of oppor tunities they’ve had in the five Se ries’ games played so far. The Yankees may go on to win their second straight world cham pionship but they are far from an invincible ballclub. To begin with, they are vulnera ble to left-handed pitching. Moreover, it is fairly common knowledge Thurman Munson has trouble throwing, but the Dodgers have stolen only four bases thus far. Finally, none of the Yankee outfield ers have especially strong arms, and the Dodgers haven’t exploited that aspect, either. Much of the Dodgers’ present plight is due to their own defense, which has been pitiful on occasion, especially in the infield. Bill Russell has committed three of the club’s six errors and Davey Lopes and Steve Garvey one apiece. Lopes, who had two of the Dod gers’ nine hits in Sunday’s contest, bristled when someone asked him whether he thought it was the club’s worst performance of the year. “Why do you people go after negative points? he wanted to know. “Why not give them credit for getting hits? They hit the ball pretty damn good. You ask me what do I think can turn it around for us? Nothing can turn it around except good baseball. We’re not getting good pitching. We’re not playing defense. If we don’t turn that around, we’ll be losers ate that simple.” In tonight's sixth ga me 4 gers will have the benefit 0 f in their own friendly m where they overpowered tli f kees in the first gameofthei and beat them in Game No Ron Gey’s three-run homeraJ clutch relief pitching of rooU Welch. ™ Don Sutton, beaten in | game, goes against Catfish whom the Dodgers defeated] second game, tonight. Th e D, feel good about that bull means are they overconfiffl “He (Hunter) is going to some pitches you can hit ] Lopes. But we're goingtoh go out and do the job. Some ers beat themselves. Not Hunter, though.” What it comes downtoisti only help the Dodgers can ej from themselves, and if th« themselves as they ccrtainlvj those last two games in Ne*| they’ll have nobody really| but themselves. Maybe that’s what made] Baker react the way he did S evening. Horns to start McEachern United Press International AUSTIN — Senior Randy McEachern’s consistent play and two touchdown passes against North Texas State has at least temporarily stalled efforts by freshman Donnie Little to unseat McEachern as the starting quarterback for the Texas Longhorns. Coach Fred Akers, who started Little against the Eagles then in serted McEachern after Little had fumbled three times, said he will continue to evaluate both quarter backs during the week, but said McEachern’s performance had earned him the starting role in Saturday’s Southwest Conference showdown with league co-leader Arkansas. “He’ll start off there for sure. Like I said before, he’s pretty tough to move out of there,” Akers said of McEachern, whom he picked as the Horns’ offensive player of the game in the victory over North Texas. “Randy completed five of seven passes for two touchdowns and en gineered all our scoring drives, Akers said. “He provided the charge that was necessary to win the ball game for us.” Akers also praised the ball carry ing of freshman running backs Brad Beck and A. J. Jones, who both drew their first starting assignments against the Eagles. He said Johnny “Ham” Jones, Texas’ leading ball carrier for the season, will be ready to play against Arkansas, but said fullback LeRoy King still is doubtful because of a torn shoulder muscle. Johnny “Lam” Jones, the Long horns’ speedy wide receiver who sparked the win over North Texas with a 41-yard touchdown run shortly before halftime. “That run he had just shot elec tricity into our football team,” Akers said. “Lam” Jones bruised a shoul der in the North Texas game and will miss practice the first part of the Behin STAY AHEAD WITH SPEED READING Student Class Starts October 23 rd Business & Communication Services 846-5794 J. M. HUBER CORPORATION BORGER, TEXAS will interview mechanical engi neering students for summer en gineering positions. Candidates selected will be given a full range of engineering responsibilities during the summer assignment. Some travel possible. Small town atmosphere. Salary - $1,300.00 per month. For further informa tion, contact the Placement Of fice. 8:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M., Wed., Oct. 18, 1978 Register at the Placement Office Equal Opportunity Employer week, but Akers said he will be ready to play against the Razor- backs. The Longhorn coach expressed concern about the number of penal ties assessed against his team, a problem that has plagued Texas most of the season. “That’s got to go,” Akers said, shaking his head. “We’ve got to be leading the world (in penalties).’’ Akers, an Arkansas graduate, had a terse analysis of this year’s Razor- back team. "Arkansas is I good and experienced,” "They have been awfullyd ative in their games to tliis| but they’ve got quite a! running backs, and they\ej good quarterbacks they have confidence. H e said the coaching! chosen tackle Steve MeMs the Horns’ defensive playe game against North Texas Stj Ags win SFA rodeo By SALLY BLAND The Texas A&M University rodeo team traveled to Stephen F. Austin last weekend to compete in the first college rodeo of the season. The men’s team did well by bring ing home the team trophy for first place. Contributing the most points to the men’s team was Mark Ivy. Ivy won the calf roping and placed third in the team roping. 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