Reading Eagle - March 20, 1980

Luzinski, Schmidt Lead Phils’ Rout


CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Mike Schmidt and Greg Luzinski led a 16-hit attack as the Philadelphia Phillies buried the Montreal Expos 11-1 Wednesday in a spring training exhibition game.


Schmidt had three hits in three times at bat, scored three runs and made three RBI, including his second home run of the spring.


Luzinski hit three times in four trips to the plate. He scored twice and drove in two runs.


Starter and loser Ross Grimsley was clobbered for 14 hits and all 11 runs in three and a third innings.


Catcher Bob Boone added a two-run double in his first appearance of the spring. That and Schmidt’s homer to right field got the Phils off to a 3-0 start in the first inning.


In the fourth, 11 Phillies collected six runs on six hits, a walk and an error.


The Phillies are 4-2 this spring, while the Expos dropped to 5-3.