The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 21, 1983, Image 9

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From staff and wire reports
The Texas Aggies launched their 1983 Southwest Con-
lerlence campaign Saturday and Sunday in Fort Worth
with a pair of wins and one loss against the TCU
Homed Frogs in Fort Worth.
■Jimmy Twardowski had six RBls Saturday to lead
TCU over the Aggies, 10-2, in the lirst game of a double
header. The Aggies came back, though, with a 15-7 win
over the Frogs in the nightcap.
■Brian Ohnoutka went the distance for the Frogs in
the opener, giving up four hits. TCU got three runs per
inning in the third, fourth and sixth. The Aggies drew
first blood, though, in the first with one run and
another in the sixth.
Hln the nightcap, the Aggies exploded with nine runs
(H.IETliMhe fourth and six in the fifth. TCU had the early
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lead, 3-0, in the second. The Frogs then scored three in
the fifth and a final run iiv the seventh.
laAut the Aggies were devastating at the plate in Sun
day’s match-up, as they exploded for a 17-8 victory over
the Frogs. Aggie outfielder Bobby Beach tied both a
sclooland a SWC record by coming up with five hits in a
single game. Beach went 5-for-6 at the plate, with one of
the five being a 3-run homer in the top of the seventh
inning. Beach also had three other RBI and four base
a^BOutfielder Kevin Smith slammed a 3-run homer of
his own in the third inning to lift Texas A&M to a 4-0
lead. First baseman Buddy Haney and Beach both sing
led to set up that home run.
Earlier, in the first inning, Todd Edwards, Haney
and Beach came up with consecutive base hits to get the
Aggies going.
Texas A&M continued its connections in the fourth
with three more runs. Third baseman Tony Metoyer
singled to start the inning, then advanced to second on a
sacrifice bunt by Ron Devereaux. Tim Cartwright dou
bled to score Metoyer, and Edwards doubled to bring
Cartwright back home. Beach went to work again and
singled in Edwards after Haney grounded out.
The Aggies picked up one run in the fifth and went
dry in the sixth before collecting eight runs on six hits in
the seventh. Smith doubled in Beach and centerfielder
Billy Cannon to start the scoring. Don Robison knocked
in Smith on a base hit and advanced to third on
Metoyer’s single.
Devereaux struck out before the Frogs walked Cart
wright to load the bases. A second walk forced Robison
home. Haney picked up out two but scored Metoyer on
a sacrifice fly before Beach put his out of the park.
Cannon cleared the way for the Aggies final run in
the ninth on a triple to center field that scored Haney.
Sophomore Sherman Corbett, now 3-1 for the year,
was the winding pitcher for the Aggies. The Aggies
scored their 17 runs on 19 hits, while TCU scored their
eight on 11 hits. Both teams committed two errors.
The Aggies, now 18-5 on the year and 2-1 in confer
ence play, will play a twilight doubleheader Tuesday
against the University of Minnesota. The first game will
start at 5:30 p.m. in Olsen Field.
The Aggies traveled to Florida during spring break
to play in Miami’s Hurricane Classic. Texas A&M lost
5-1 on March 11 to the University of Miami in a game
that wasn’t part of tournament play.
But the Aggies knocked off lOth-ranked Maine 8-2
on March 12 and 12-8 on March 13. On Monday the
Aggies dropped another one to Miami, 16-4. The
Aggies were tied 4-4 with the Hurricanes after six in
nings in that game before Miami registered 12 runs in
the last two innings.
Texas A&M lost the services of second baseman Clint
Heard during that game. Heard went down with an
ankle injury that could keep him out of the Aggies’
lineup for an estimated six weeks.
The Aggies turned things around Wednesday morn
ing, however, with an 1 1-8 victory over Southern Illi
nois, a team that’s been to the College World Series
more times than any team except Texas.
Sophomore Phillip Taylor won twice on the Florida
trip, beating both Maine and Southern Illinois. Corbett
took the honors in the second victory over Maine.
s tennis team stops Alabama
o ls jyHTexas A&M’s men’s tennis team, playing through the
first half of the season without being ranked in the Top
20, continued to roll past its opponents by defeating
>ii "if Florida State and 17th-ranked Alabama in the South
'Sptsv Alabama Invitational held in Mobile, Ala., over the
"'"i: weekend.
AuomgH^nd the Texas A&M women’s squad, now 10-6 on
\f$(, the season, grabbed an easy 9-0 tmtmph over South
c -| as ,,, , Alabama in a match played here Sunday afternoon.
■The Aggie men’s team, now 19-4 on the season,defe
ated FSU 7-2 on Friday and came back Saturday to top
the Crimson Tide 6-3. Texas A&M was to play host
South Alabama on Sunday, but the morning match was
rained out.
HCoach David Kent said the victory over Alabama was
“one of our best wins,” since the Crimson Tide had lost
fill, j ust one previous match during the season.
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During the victory over FSU, the Aggies’ Kimmo
Alkio won 6-2, 6-2; Brian Joelson won 6-4, 6-4; Greg
Hill won 6-3, 6-3, and Ron Kowal won 6-0, 6-4. In
doubles, the teams of Joelson-Judson, Kowal-Hill and
Alkio-Van Barry took victories.
The Texas A&M men’s team will host the nationally
ranked SMU Mustangs on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30.
The Aggie Ladies will host Southwest Louisiana on
Friday, Louisiana Tech on Saturday and Centenary on
March 26. All three matches also will begin at 1:30.
Here are results from the men’s victory over Alabama
and the women’s triumph over South Alabama:
Texas A&M 6, Alabama 3
Brian Joelson (A&M) def. Stephan Olsen 7-5, 4-6, 6-3
Mark Wilder (UA) def. Tom Judson 4-6, 7-6, 6-3
Kimmo Alkio (A&M) def. Hans Carlson 7-6, 6-2
Andy Solis (UA) def. Ron Kowal 6-3, 6-2
Greg Hill (A&M) def. Greg Hahn 6-0, 6-3
Arnold Kettenacker (A&M) def. Beaver Bolender 7-5, 7-6
Joelson-Judson (A&M) def. Olsen-Carlson 6-3, 6-4
Solis-Hahn (UA) def. Hill-Kowal 7-6, 7-6
Alkio-Kettenacker (A&M) def. Wilder-Bolender 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Texas A&M 9, South Alabama 0
Liliana Fernandez def. Lucia Schwanke 6-0, 1-6, 6-4
Vanne Akagi def. Kim Hotston 6-1, 6-4
Amy Gloss def. Kris Huff 6-2, 6-4
Linda Scogin def. Kathi Holmes 6-2, 6-0
Laura Hanna def. Julie Gentleman 6-1, 7-5
Cathy Nutt def. Heidi Muhlebach 7-5, 6-2
F'ernandez-Hanna def. Schwanke-Hotston 6-3, 6-3
Closs-Teresa Landry def. Huff-Gentleman 6-2, 6-1
Nutt-Akagi def. Holmes-Muhlebach 6-4, 6-1
photo by Eric Mitchell
Aggie coach Tom Chandler signals to his team
during a game at Olsen Field. The Aggies began
SWC play over the weekend, winning two of three
from TCU. A&M’s overall record is now 18-5.
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TONIGHT! March 21
Rudder Theatre 8:00