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Tuesday, February 21, 1989 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Baseball, autO racifigC-3 F Colerain stuns Oak Hills Jackson's swing packs wallop BY MICHAEL PAOLERCIO tl "v : r Reds notebook Prep scene Kaiser meets idol . i Minor league pitcher Keith Kaiser, a starter with Double-A Greensboro last season (11-9, 2.52 ERA), was thrilled after being interviewed Monday by Ken Anderson of WKRC-TV. Shaun Schiller led Reading with 22 points. Wyoming will meet North College Hill Friday at 7 p.m. in the upper bracket finals. WYOMING (61) - Dunn 0 It, Rew 20 .ahn 2 2 6, Philips 1 0 t Kefty 7 5 20, Mltchel 1 3 & Church 10 0 23. T"riSi)INg'(S1) - Payne 4 2 It Cromer 1 0 IRoss 20 4, Nash 0 1 1, Baker 0 2 1 Barley 1 0 1 King 1 0 1 tchleer 1 6 2t Jones 2 0 4. Totals: 19 II 51. " . . 3uomt goals: W-Ketey, Church X R Payne I Records: W 14 R 9-11 Spiegel wins indoor Cincinnatian Amy Spiegel, representing Harper's Point Racquet Club, defeated Bethany Avington of Parkersburg, W.Va., 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, to win the girls 16-and-under Western Indoor Tennis Championship in Riverview, Mich. Sixty-four girls from the six-state Midwest region participated in the tournament which ended Monday. Spiegel is coached by Harper's Point pro Steve Contardi. ;. Colerain used a constantly-changing defense and an uncharacteristically poor shooting night from Oak Hills Monday night to upset the Highlanders, the No. 3 team in the city, 58-54 in the Oxford Division I sectional at Mil-lett Hall. Oak Hills was done in by poor perimeter shooting. Scott Klingen-beck had just sue points, and Aaron Nichols finished with just three a 3-point goal late in the fourth quarter. "It seems kind of funny, but the kids really believed we could win this game," Colerain coach Mike Daniel said. "And the coaches did, too. I thought we had a good game plan." That plan included keeping Oak Hills off the offensive boards (Colerain did) and constanly switching defensive alignments. "We didn't want to give them the same look each time down the floor," Daniel said. "If they get into a rhythm, they can kill you. We tried to take that rhythm away." COLERAIN (SI) - Welgel a 3 1, Cummings 3 t It Betman S I II. Baumai 0 1 1. mi 3 3 9, McCoy I S 4, Gakm 1 0 t Totals: 21 16 51. OAK MILLS S4) - Fink 11 5 77, KKngenbeck 3 0 6, Lent 1 0 1 BonfieW 3 4 10, Land 3 0 6, Nichols 1 0 3. Totals: 22 9 54. 3-pokit goals: OH-Nichols. Records: OH 164. 14-1. Cincinnati Division III Wyoming 61, Reading 51, Cincinnati sectional at Sycamore The third quarter was the game's turning point as Wyoming's Bobby Kelly scored nine of his 20 points and the Cowboys held ing to only five points. Kaiser, originally drafted by the Reds in June, 1985, spurned a baseball contract to play quarterback at New Mexico State. Anderson, the former Bengals quarterback, was one of Kaiser's idols when he was growing up in San Antonio, Texas. "I used to watch him play rm TV " Kaiser saiH. "I met ,K j 4 i ne wincuinau enquirer PLANT CITY, Fla. Danny Jackson's hitting experiment was already paying off Monday. The pitcher, who batted right-handed exclusively last year, hit a home run in practice while batting left-handed. Jackson, who throws left-handed, is trying to become a switch-hitter. "I'm doing it for two reasons," he explained. "First, I'm doing it to protect my (pitching) arm (since the left arm faces the pitcher when batting right-handed). Second, sometimes when I swung right-handed last year, I muscled up. I found it put a lot of strain on my left shoulder sometimes." Last season, Jackson hit .144 (13-for-90) with six RBI. Franco's hitting nothing to brag about Other pitchers don't take hitting quite as seriously. John Franco, for one, couldn't resist trotting out some good-natured cracks about his own ability. "Hey, let me get all my at-bats right now," Franco shouted. The NL's Fireman of the Year had only one official at-bat last season. He is 2-for-16 lifetime. "I flied out," he recalled of the at-bat, "deep to short. They traded the guy the next day." Franco wasn't kidding about that. The pitcher, Pittsburgh's Barry Jones, was traded the next day. "They should have released the guy," shouted Reds' Vice PresidentPublicity Jim Ferguson. "They almost did they traded him to the White Sox," Franco said. Rose pays for taking day off Manager Pete Rose took a day off from workouts Monday for personal business, but he paid a big price. General Manager Murray Cook said Rose committed himself to taking the three-hour bus trip to Vero Beach, Fla., next month for an exhibition game with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Rose had missed the trip in recent years. Cook called it "a tradeoff." Todd Benzinger joined in Monday's workout. Bo Keith Kaiser once a hotej jobby jwhen I was participating in the Punt-Pass-and-Kick competition. "It was kind of an honor to be interviewed by him," the 21-year-old right-hander said. After spending a year at New Mexico State, Kaiser decided he preferred baseball over football and signed a free-agent contract with the Reds in July, 1986. Waltrip flunks on Ickey Shuffle Auto racing BY JERRY POTTER Gannett News Service DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. Darrell Waltrip ran out of gas in Sunday's Daytona 500 only when he tried to do the Ickey Shuffle. For 17 years, Waltrip has heard the question: When are you going to win the Daytona 500? Waltrip doesn't have to answer that question again, not after Sunday when he stretched a tank of gas to its limits to beat teammate Ken Schrader by 7.6 seconds in the 31st Daytona 500. emulate Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods by doing a victory dance and spiking his helmet if he won the Daytona 500. Sunday, he did a bad imitation of the Ickey Shuffle in victory lane, then spiked his helmet, valued at $500. "He ain't too good at the Ickey Shuffle, but he sure can drive," said Rick Hendrick, the Charlotte, N.C., businessman who owns Wal-trip's cars. In victory, Waltrip created another question: When are you going to learn to dance? "I can't do the Ickey Shuffle, because it's harder than it looks," said Waltrip, 42. "I'm going to have to watch Ickey and his mother on that TV commercial, because I'm missing a step or two." On Jan. 26, while testing his Chevrolet at Daytona International Diaz and Luis Vasquez, held up by visa problems, still had not reported. The Reds said mail-order ticket sales for spring training games have already surpassed last year's total of 3,000. Ten players remain unsigned pitchers Norm Charlton, Rob Dibble, Randy St. Claire and Vasquez, infielders Benzinger Barry Larkin and Chris Sabo, and outfielders Kal Daniels, Paul O'Neill and Rolando Roomes. i nns Greenwell nears deal with Boston n v5! Lfu nnc Baseball I J r I II I 3 ru vPI '89 GWEKCUIrW COUGMS US. Totally redesigned for 1989, inside and out, this new Cougar offers a superb combination of style and comfort. Order it with Popular Equipment Package 262B and this top cat gets even better. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WINTER HAVEN, Fla. Mike Greenwell and Boston General Manager Lou Gorman met for a total of five hours Monday in an attempt to reach agreement on a new contract for the Red Sox' young slugger. "I'm real optimistic," Greenwell said after the meeting was adjourned in early evening until Tuesday morning. "We made a great deal of progress and we're that close," Gorman said with his thumb and his finger' about one inch apart. "We're working on a two-year deal because we couldn't agree on a one or three-year contract." After making no headway in two meetings in Boston last month, Greenwell and Gorman tried again. Greenwell was seeking $1.9 million for two years and Gorman offering $1.2 million. "We gave a great deal, moving closer to his figure," Gorman said. Hershiser in camp VERO BEACH, Fla. Orel Hershiser, who agreed to a three-year, $7.9 million contract with the Automatic overdrive AMFM stereo . transmission with cassette Rear window Los Angeles Dodgers last week, arrived at the team's spring training camp in Vero Beach, Fla. on Monday. "I'm glad to be back to baseball," Hershiser said after participating in a team workout. Hershiser, 23-8 last season, parlayed his 1988 Cy Young Award into a contract that will give him the highest annual salary in baseball history. "I don't feel like there was any greed involved," he said. "You just do the best you can. 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