The Post-Crescent from Appleton, Wisconsin on October 12, 1980 · 45
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Sunday, October 12, 1980
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Sports October 12, 1980 Sunday, Post-Crescent, Appleton-Neenah-Menasha, Wis. E-l Phils survive Astro rally, win in 1 0th Deciding game will be played tonight p fSSi fPh A f j ,. 'Jit I ' X . . .I HOUSTON (AP) - Run-scoring doubles by pinch hitter Greg Lu-zinski and Manny Trillo in the 10th inning gave the Philadelphia Phillies a 5-3 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday in a controversy-filled game that extended the National League playoff championship series to a fifth game. The Phils' triumph tied the best-of-five series at two victories apiece. The final game will be played tonight in the Astrodome with the winner going on to play American League champion Kansas City in the World Series starting Tuesday. The probable pitchers for the decisive game are rookie Marty Bystrom for Philadelphia and either Ken Forsch or Nolan Ryan for Houston. Pete Rose started the Phils' winning rally in the 10th with a one-out single to center and, after Mike Schmdit flied out, Luzinski blasted reliever Joe Sambito's pitch into the left field corner. The hustling Rose charged around the bases and scored the go-ahead run when substitute catcher Bruce Beginning of dispute Pitcher Vern Ruhle (48) of the Houston Astros play at second resulted in what, at first was grabs the fly ball popped back to the mound thought to be a triple play. After a discussion, off the bat of Garry Maddox, top left, of the the double play stood up. The Astros' catcher Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning is Luis Pujols and the plate umpire is Doug at Houston Saturday. Ruhle threw to first to Harvey. The Phils defeated the Astros, 5-3 in double off base runner Manny Trillo and a 10 innings. (AP photo) Indiana thumps UW, 24-0 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -Quarterback Tim Clifford completed 17 of 25 passes for 186 yards Saturday, including touchdown passes to Jonn Mineo and Steve Corso, as Indiana evened its 1980 Big Ten football record with a 24-0 victory over Wisconsin. The Hoosiers, 1-1 in league play, and 4-1 overall, scored on four consecutive psssessions after spending most of the first half on defense or in their own territory. : Clifford's pass to Mineo capped an 87-yard drive for Indiana's first score as the Hoosiers ate up nearly 6'2 minutes. That was the only score in the first half. . . Lonnie Johnson ended an eight play, 70-yard drive by going over from the 5 early in thesecond half. On the Hoosiers' next possession, Kevin Kellogg kicked a 21-yard field goal after a Clifford pass fell incomplete in the end zone. Clifford, who sat out the game's final six minutes as Coach Lee Corso used his reserves, found the coach's son open in the end zone on a fourth down play to end a nine-play, 51-yard drive. Kellogg added his third conversion point, completing the scoring with 12:48 remaining. The Badgers, 0-2 in the Big Ten and 1-4 overall, had only one serious scoring threat. A holding penalty stalled the drive after the Badgers had moved to the Indiana 7. Early in the second quarter, on fourth down Wendell Gladem attempted a 41-yard field goal which went wide. Clifford completed seven passes for 66 yards on Indiana's first scoring drive. The march was nearly aborted by a 15-yard penalty after the Hoosiers had moved to a first-and-goal situation on the Wisconsin eight. Clifford went around left end for four yards on the first play after the penalty. The senior then complented a 16-yard pass to Bob Stephenson, setting the stage for the scoring passs to Mineo with 47 seconds left in the half. Wisconsin, which has failed to score a touchdown in four of its five games, began its only serious scoring bid when Jerry Vance intercepted a deflected Clifford pass at the Hoosier 40. The Badgers moved to the Indiana seven before the holding penalty on a third down play. Fullback Dave Mo-happ was stopped for no gain on the next play, forcing coach Dave Mc-Clain to go for the field goal. In the second half, McClain was unable to come up with anything to stop an Indiana offensive attack that mixed the short passing game of Clif ford with hard running. The Hoosiers, who went into the game as the Big Ten leader in total offense accumulated 391 yards, slightly below their average for the first four games. The Hoosiers rushed for 205 yards after defensive units that had limited its first four opponents to an average of less than 100 yards per game. Johnson paced the balanced ground game with 56 yards, accumulating 39 of them on the first two scoring drives in the second half. WISCONSIN 0 0 0 O 0 INDIANA 0 7 10 7 24 IU Minn (ret pass from Clifford (Kellogg kick) IU Johnson five run (Kellogg kick) IU FG Kellogg Jl IU Corso 18 post from Clifford (Kellogg kick) Attendance SI.02 Flrtt downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbies-lost Penalties-yards WU 14 45 15? 045 000 IU 21 45-205 186 008 05-11-0 17-25-1 7 34 2-41 14 0-0 3 35 4 30 Bochy could not field the relay throw. Luzinski, who had homered in the opening game of the series, then scored the fifth run when Trillo ripped his double to left center of Sambito, the loser. Following the uprising, Tug Mc-Graw, the Phils' ace reliever, came in and protected the margin, forcing the decisive fifth game. The Astros had tied the score 3-3 in the ninth off reliever Warren Bruss-tar on a walk to Rafael Landestoy, a sacrifice by Sambito and Terry Puhl's line single to right field. It was the third consecutive extra-inning game between the evenly matched teams, and marked the first time in playoff history that three games in a row had gone into overtime. The Phils had taken a 3-2 lead with three runs in the eighth, ending a scoreless streak of 18'3 innings. Philadelphia got three straight singles off Houston starter Vern Ruhle in the eighth. The third hit, a single by Rose, scored Greg Gross with the Phils' first run and relief pitcher Defense keys LU past Beloit 'IT INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Wisconsin: Williams 15-71; King e-54; Mohapp 10-2V Indiana: Johnson 12-54; Bowers 5-41; Horkroder 9-39. PASSING Wisconsin: Josten 5-11-045. Indiana: Clifford 17-25-1-184. RECEIVING Wisconsin: Williams 2-1; Mohapp 1-1. Indiana: Stephenson 4-76; Harangadv 3-33; Corso 2-13; Harkrader 2-27. BELOIT Lawrence University's defense continued to play "takeaway" as it forced seven turnovers, two leading to touchdowns, to ignite the Vikings to a 22-6 victory over Beloit in Midwest Conference action at Strong Stadium Saturday afternoon. Thus far this season, LU has forced its opponents into 23 turnovers, while giving up the ball only six times. Graham Satherlie led the way with four interceptions, setting a new school record. Satherlie picked off two passes last week against Coe, giving him 6 in the last two games. The Vikes took a quick 3-0 lead when Kraig Krueger booted a 27-yard field goal, capping a 60-yard drive. The score came at the 3:14 mark oi the first quarter. A short while later, Satherlie picked off his first Buccaneer aerial and returned it 35 yards to the Beloit 17. It took the Vikings only two plays to increase their lead when tight end Greg Zlervor hauled in a Dean Walsh aerial from 17 yards away. Ron Roberts Jr. booted the PAT. The Vikes' second TD was again set up by a Satherlie interception. With the ball at the Beloit 20, LU moved to the two where Walsh scooted over for the score, and a 16-0 halftime lead. On the second play of the second half, Walsh connected with Pat Schwanke on a 63-yard scoring play. Schwanke made a fine catch as he went up between two Buccaneer de-Tenders to catch the ball, then raced ther remaining 40 yards for the TD. It was Schwanke's first touchdown catch of the year, and Walsh's eighth touchdown toss. After LU substituted freely, Beloit put together its only scoring drive as the Buccaneers went 62 yards with Ron Pearson scooting over from the 4. The score was Beloit's first against Lawrence in five years. The Vikes previously outscored Beloit 161-0. Scott Reppert, the NCAA Division Ill-leading rusher, who came into the contest averaging 164 yards per game, ended up with 86 in 27 carries. Sophomore Joe Parr added 46 yards in 6 tries and Mark Murphy had 24 yards in 3 carries. Hugh Dellios and Dave Blowen each recovered a fumble for the Vikes, Dellios also had an interception. For the game, Beloit outgained Lawrence, 369-287, and threw the ball 50 times, but only completed 19. Lawrence upped its conference mark to 3-1 and 4-1 overall. Beloit's overall and conference record slipped to 2-3. LAWRENCE J 13 4 0 13 BELOIT I III- 4 L FG Krueger 27 L Zlervor 17 pass from Wolsh (Roberts kick) L Walsh 2 run (kick failed 1 L Schwonke 43 pass from Walsh (kick (oiiedl B Pearson 4 run (pass failed) L B First downs 12 18 Yords rushing 155 14 Yards passing 132 200 Totol yards 387 349 Passes tt.-Comp. 33-7 50-1? Intercepted by 5 2 Fumbies-lost 0-0 2-2 Penoi ties-yards 4-30 8-70 Dave Smith then yielded a single to Schmidt as the tying run scored. Sambito came in and struck out Bake McBride, but Trillo hit a low liner to right field that produced the go-ahead run. Houston right fielder Jeff Leonard caught the ball just before it hit the Astroturf, but his throw to the plate was too late to prevent Rose from scoring. In the third controversial play of the game. Houston catcher Bochy fired the ball to second baseman Joe Morgan, covering first base, to double off Schmidt. Schmidt thought Trillo's drive had fallen for a hit. Gross, pinch hitting for relief pitcher Ron Reed, led off the Phils' eighth with a single to center. Lonnie Smith and Rose then singled, knocking out Ruhle. After the Phils' big inning, Bruss-tar came in and stopped the Astros in the eighth, but couldn't hold the 3-2 lead in the ninth. The game started lazily until it erupted into a 20-minute rhubarb in the top of the fourth inning when the Astros appeared to have completed the first triple play in postseason history since the 1920 World Series. McBride and Trillo hit consecutive singles to start the controversial inning before Garry Maddox came to the plate. Maddox then hit a soft liner to Ruhle at the pitcher's mound. Ruhle scooped the ball off his shoelaces and threw to Howe at first base to complete the double play. Howe then ran to second, where McBride had stepped off the bag, and the Astros claimed a triple play. But home plate umpire Doug Harvey ruled his view was blocked out by the batter and called it no catch. The first base umpire Ed Vargo and third base umpire Bob Engel ruled it a catch. Harvey said that because he had made the no catch sign, he probably confused McBride at second base and sent him back, ruling it a double play. Both Philadelphia Manager Dallas Green and Houston's Bill Virdon an-Continued On Page 4 Tampa Bay also has some injury problems TAMPA, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, their defense of last year's NFC Central Division title undercut by injuries so far this season, will face the Green Bay Packers this Sunday with three starting lineup changes. The Bucs Friday placed promising offensive guard Eugene Sanders on injured reserve. But they'll get little sympathy from the Packers, who are also 2-3. Offensive tackle Mark Koncar was added to Green Bay's list of 15 injured players earlier this week when he was injured in a mid-week practice. Green Bay is coming off its best performance of the year, a 14-9 victory over Cincinnati which snapped a three-game losing streak; while Tampa is trying to break out of the doldrums after dropping three straight, including last Monday's 23-0 trouncing by Chicago. Sanders, a second-year player from Texas A&M, was moved this year from the defenisve line to offense after coaches were impressed with his performances in spring camp. The Buc said a nagging wrist sprain, suffered late in the preseason, has been bothering his play. Already out for the game are veteran center Steve Wilson, with a rib and finger injury; defensive lineman Bill Koilar, with a broken hand, and free safety Cedric Brown, who has missed the last three games with a pulled hamstring. Coach John McKay activated six-year pro Darrell Austin to fill in for Sanders. Austin played for Tampa last year and started in all 16 games, plus the NFC division playoff against Philadelphia. He plays all five interior line positions. He had been sidelined with a sprained ankle since preseason. Rookie Jim Leonard from Santa Clara will take over for Wilson; former Dallas Cowboy end Dave Stalls will replace Kollar and former Miami Dolphin safety Neal Colzie will start for Brown. Also, the Bucs waived defensive lineman Mike Calhoun and activated Brauce Radford from injured reserve to fill the spot. "Every time I look up I see a new face," said McKay. : Koncar pulled an achilles tendon during a Green Bay workout on Wednesday. He had missed the first four games of the season with an unrelated injury and got back into the lineup just last week. "I think Green Bay is coming back strong," McKay said. They beat the Bears and on film, they looked good against the Bengals. "And I think Cincinnati is a good defensive team." McKay calls the battle against the Packers the most crucial game yet one the Buccaneers must win to stay in the playoff race. ,n Double trouble for opponents 55 - V " S : '.t " - k Joe DeCoursin .J- I ' fx 8 JS ' . 55 v isi at T.,4? - l -'rr-:: .., ,-, . Art DeCoursin BY DAN VANDERPAS Post-Crescent staff writer Dave Hochtritt, head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Mertz Mortorelli, who guides the UW-Superior team, are seeing double. But don't get the wrong impression. The two coaches don't have poor eyesight. It's just that they each have identical twins on their teams. The pair of Wisconsin State University Conference mentors aren't complaining about their fate. If you don't believe that, read on. Art jfmd Joe DeCoursin are identical twin brothers from Neenah. They're juniors at UW-Oshkosh in their third season as defensive starters. Hochtritt admitts he had identification problems when the DeCoursins were freshmen. "It was just awful," he recalled. "But now I can easily tell them apart when they're together. But when I see just one of them, it's still not easy." Meanwhile, Mortorelli, who has been coaching UW-Superior teams for the past 27 seasons, is having 'who's who' problems with his identical twins, freshman Jim and Tom Viaene of Kaukauna. "I swear to God I still can't tell the Viaenes apart," Mortorelli said. "I have to go by their numbers. Jim is No. 76, and Tom is No. 77." The Viaenes are starters at the tackle positions with the Yellowjackets. Joe DeCoursin starts for the Titans at defensive linebacker. Art holds down the middle guard spot for the Titans. Both Mortorelli and Hochtritt heaped praise on the twin brothers. "The Viaenes are among the best freshmen I've had on the team during my 27 years as coach," Mortorelli said. 'They have good speed, size and intelligence." The muscular Viaenes, who were fine wrestlers as well as football players under Coach Bill Biekkola at Kaukauna, stand 6-foot-3 and weigh 230 pounds. "Our line coach, Scott O'Brien, calls them bookends," Mortorelli said. "The Viaenes are hard hitters and they're very coachable kids. And they are hard workers. Kids like them are really going to help our program." The UW-Superior coach predicted the Viaenes would be starters right on through their seniors years. "They're doing a super job," Mortorelli added. "I'm really honored to have kids like them." 'I still can't tell them apart. I have to go by their numbers' Hochtritt said the DeCoursins, who enjoyed outstanding high school football careers at Neenah under Coach Gary Parker, cracked the starting defensive lineup quickly. During a loss to UW-Platteville a couple of weeks ago, Art was selected as the Titans' and NAIA District 14's defensive player of the week. He accounted for a whopping 21 tackles, including eight solos and 13 assists, during that encounter. Joe and Art were all-Fox Valley Association first-team selections as seniors at Neenah. Art went on to annex all-state honors. "I think right now that Art DeCoursin is the best true middle guard in the conference," Hochtritt beamed. "We play that position on the nose and he has to read and cover both dive holes." The fourth-year Titan head coach described Joe DeCoursin as a big-play man. Hochtritt said: "He's the guy we count on to make the big play for us. He occasionally makes a mistake, but he is complemented by Jeff Blakley, who plays a real steady game. We gamble a lot with Joe." "I see Art at middle guard and Joe at linebacker as the heart of our defense," Hochtritt continued. "They're like a pitcher, catcher and 1 centerfielder in baseball. Joe and Art are two reasons we have a very good defense this year. We have one of the best defenses in the league at this point, but we haven't shown much ofan offense." Art stands 5-foot-10 and weighs 210 pounds, while Joe is a 5-foot-ll, 215-pounder. Hochtritt noted the twins were starters by the end of their freshman season. "It's unusual to be a starter as a freshman," Hochtritt said. "This isn't a freshman league any more. But the DeCoursins came to us well prepared. Joe stepped right in as a freshman. Art had some problems with his hand, but after that he became a starter." Hochtritt described the DeCoursins as "excellent 100 per-centers who are real blue-chip athletes." He added: "You have to have kids like that to win. "I also think a lot of the FVA, theif high school league. That's our bread-and-butter league for recruiting. If we can get kids from there, we're going to win year in and year out. But everybody knows that league has excellent football, so it's not easy to recruit." So although the DeCoursins and Viaenes have caused some confusion, it's been well worth it. Their coaches are delighted to have the highly regarded siblings on their side of the ball. I r J I t It J iH t. I 1MK r v.- -test Jim Viaene rK I -w' 1 Tom Viaene

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