The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, April 04, 1990, Page 7, Image 7

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^al,er dives safety *0 second base as Wisconsin-Green Bay second
baseman Linda Cohen tries to control the ball. NU won the doubleheader 3-1, 9-1.
Stolen bases lead to NU softball win
By John Adkisson
Staff Reporter
Joy Rishel has been on the run.
The sophomore left fielder for the
Cornhusker softball team stole three
bases and helped lead Nebraska to a
3-1,9-1 doublehcader sweep of Wis
consin-Green Bay on Tuesday at the
NU Softball Complex.
Rishel has stolen 20 bases this
year, already bettering her season
output of 17 last season. She cur
rently ranks sixth on the Husker all
time stolen base list.
“The stolen bases have really
helped us,” Rishel said. ‘They’ve
pulled us through a lot of games.”
Nebraska coach Ron Wolforth said
the best is yet to come for Rishel.
‘ Joy is on the edge of becoming a
great, great player,” Wolforth said.
“She’s a devil if she gets on base.”
Rishcl’s sister Jill, a senior, bats
behind Joy in the Husker lineup.
Wolforth said the Rishel duo is a
definite advantage for Nebraska.
“They complement each other
well,” Wolforth said.
Rishel said Nebraska’s running
game distracts opponents.
“Our slap-and-run style messes
up the other team, especially the
catcher,” Rishel said. “The best thing
a team can have is a good running
Nebraska is now nearing the rec
ord for stolen bases in a season. With
more than half the schedule remain
ing, the Huskers have stolen 72 bases.
The record is 86, set last year.
And while Nebraska’s speedsters
are stealing the show, Husker pitch
ing continues to get the job done.
In the first game on Tuesday, sopho
more Marie Bowie limited Wiscon
sin-Green Bay to one run in seven
innings to record her fourth win of the
year. In the nightcap, Stephanie Skegas
also held the Phoenix to a single run
to up her record to 10-4.
4‘They both got wins, but our pitch
ing has to continue to get better for us
to be competitive,” Wolforth said.
Wolforth also said that the Husk
ers need to improve at the plate.
“We can steal bases all day long,
but we’ve got to work on our hit
ting,” he said.
Nebraska returned home after play
ing its first 24 games on the road.
Wolforth said he was glad to be back
in the confines of the Nebraska Soft
ball Complex.
“It was a long trip and we didn’t
play well,’’ Wolforth said. “It feels
great to be back in the friendly dirt.”
Nebraska will open its Big Eight
campaign by playing at Kansas on
Friday, and Rishcl said that team
work will be the key to the Huskers’
“We’re going to have to work
together every game that comes along
down the road,” Rishel said.
Wolforth agreed.
“Kansas has won 13-consecutivc
games,” he said. “I know that they’ve
got some runners, but we’re going to
hope our speed game takes over like it
did today.”
surprise send-ort provides
relief for TV sports fans
It wasn’t Tate George’s miracu
lous last-second shot that finished off
upstart Clemson.
It wasn’t 14th-scedcd Northern
Iowa’s “shot that shocked the world,’’
and crushed the third-seeded Mis
souri Tigers.
In fact, the most exciting moment
in all of March Madness — a.k.a. the
NCAA tournament - didn’t even occur
in March. It came on Sunday, April
Fools’ Day, a fitting send-off for Brent
Musburgcr, who no longer works on .
. .CBS.
Musburgcr, the reigning king of
worthless sports commentary since
ABC’s send-off of Howard Cosell,
was fired in a surprising but welcome
move by CBS.
Officials of the network, intent on
giving some of the new blood a chance
to finally sec some action calling a
game, did the world a favor by ending
Musburger’s nearly 15-ycar reign of
terror on the aud itory senses of televi
sion sports fans everywhere.
Monday night’s NCAA basketball
championship between UNLV and
Duke was Musburger’s last assign
ment, and it could come none to soon
as he was set to take over the reins of
the CBS baseball coverage on April
14 and, most likely, to host the up
coming 1992 Winter Olympics.
Baseball was one of the few re
maining sports left untouched by the
insipidity anddrynessof Musburger’s
commentary, which had managed in
the last few years to call everything ~
Beginning with football, - he has
hosted CBS’ “The NFL Today” since
1975 - Musburger’s job gradually
swelled like a slow moving disease
until he had control of CBS’ cover
age of the NCAA basketball tourna
ment, the NBA finals, the Pan Ameri
can Games and the U.S. Open. He
even accomplished the impossible by
making televised golf coverage more
dreadful than it already was by an
choring the Masters.
Musburger made television sports
boring with his moronic remarks,
mistakes and oversimplifications. Yet,
he worked his way into a contract
making more money than most of the
players, reportedly between S1.6 and
$2 million a year.
That’s a million dollars a year for
a man whose most exciting moment
was a Saturday Night Live imper
sonation by Kevin Ncalon.
CBS, which has yet to announce
Musburger’s replacement for the
baseball season, decided to simply let
his contract to run out in July, after
renegotiations broke off last week.
The network now reportedly is seek
ing A1 Michaels, the disgruntled broad
caster for ABC.
Apparently, Nealon was unavail
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rial major and a Daily Nebraskan sports
writer and columnist.
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at bad ones.”
Fanucchi joined the Huskers
in January from Canada Col
lege in California, the same junior
college of Nebraska second
baseman Kevin Jordan. At
Canada College, Fanucchi said,
he started occasionally. He said
he knew he would be pitching in
some role for the Huskers.
‘‘I didn’t care if I was start
ing or not,” he said.
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