The Anniston Star from Anniston, Alabama on April 23, 1989 · Page 28
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Anniston, Alabama
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Sunday, April 23, 1989
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Sunday, April 23, 1989 Pago 9B Soviet star is talking with Golden State From 8taff. Wlra Ftoporta Soviet basketball star Sharunas Marchulenls is discussing a contract with the Golden State Warriors and could be playing for the NBA club next season, a Soviet newspaper reported. Marchulenis, a member of the Lithuanian club Statiba Vilnius who also played on the 1988 Olympic champion Soviet team, would become the first Soviet to make the jump to the NBA. He told the government daily Izvestia that Golden State coach Don Nelson had made him offer and that formal negotiations with the Warriors were to be held this month. "I don't believe that's a true statement," Nelson said. "You'd better read the report again. "I do have one comment to make . . . and that's all I'm going to say about it. My statement is we're working on the situation, and we have no further comment at this time. That's all I can say about it." Marchulenis was quoted in Izvestia as saying the Lithuanian Council of Ministers approved of his desire to play in the United States, and that commercial arrangements for his contract would be worked out by hjsctabandJthe state-run Lithuanian export firm Asked by Izvestia when he could be playing for the - Warriors, Marchulenis answered: "After the June European championships in Yugoslavia. The NBA season starts in November." Lady Gamecocks win GSC tennis title The Jacksonville State University Lady Gamecock netters won their fourth Gulf South Conference title in mm Briefly Saturday with a comfortable victory in the $568,000 Butler coach plans to retire Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. , The Derby favorite stalked the pace until near the quarter pole, then took the lead and went on for a three-length victory over Rock Point. Most of the winning margin was built in the last eighth of a mile, which Easy Goer covered in a good 12 1-5 seconds for a final time of 1:50 3-5 for the lVfc-mile. five years by dominating singles play. The Lady Gamecocks, who finish the season at 16-5, won the championship with a total of 31 points while North Alabama finished second with 21 followed by Valdosta State with 20. Jacksonville State must now wait and see if they receive a bid to the NCAA Division II Championships. Lea Clayton, Amy Connoon, Marno An-drulionus, Amanda Wrtnn and Paige Johnson were named All-GSC after winning singles championships. The doubles teams of Clayton-Conneen and Wrenn-Johnson won doubles titles to put an exclamation point on the title. Gamecock coach Sttvo Bailey was named GSC Coach of the Year for the fourth time. Crowder signs with Lady Gamecocks Jacksonville State University Lady Gamecock basketball team has signed 5-7 point guard Mtridoth Crowdor of Douglasville, Ga , to a grant-in aid. Crowder, who attended Douglas County High School, averaged 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals per game her senior season. Easy does it for Easy Goer Easy Goer completed his Kentucky Derby preps Dansil wins Arkansas Derby Dansil, ridden by Larry Snyder, held off Clever Trevor by three-quarters of a length Saturday to capture the $400,000 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Snyder, 46, has been at or near the top of the Oaklawn jockey standings for years, but this was his first Arkansas Derby victory. Owned by John Franks and trained by Frank Brothers, Dansil covered the 1 miles in 1:49 1-5 and returned $20, $8.60 and $5.20. Clever Trevor, winner of the Remington Park Derby, paid $5.60 and $4. Lightly raced Advocate Training returned $4 40. Manastash Ridge, the favorite of the crowd of 66,240, stumbled badly coming out the starting gate and was never a factor. Sabatini advances to Eckerd finals Top-seeded Gabrlela Sabatini of Argentina held off No. 4 Arantxa Sanchez 6-4, 6-4 Saturday in the semifinals of the $200,000 Eckerd Tennis Open. Sabatini will face No. 8 Conchlta Martinez of Spain in Saturday's championship match. Martinez needed Just 59 minutes to defeat No. 6 Sandra Cecchlni of Italy 6-0. 6-0. Keith Wilson, the head football coach at S. R. Butler High School in Huntsville, plans to retire June 5. Wilson, who made the announcement Friday, has led the Rebels the past two seasons, compiling a 7-12 record. In his first season, Butler was 4-5. The Rebs finished 3-7 last year. Wilson, who had coached previously at Lee, came out of retirement to take the job at Butler after a 12-year layoff. Before taking the Butler post, he was an administator with the city school system. "I hate to say it, but I'm getting too old," Wilson said. "I just needed to do a lot more than I was doing. " Wilson said he was unsure what he will do next. Breland KOs Pineda, keeps title Mark Breland overcame a second-round knee injury and stopped Rafael Pineda with a lightning quick three-punch combination in the fifth round Saturday to retain his World Boxing Association welterweight title. Breland injured his left knee while slipping a punch and he had trouble throwing his jab the rest of the fight, which at times was more a wrestling and not without controvery. Pineda, now 20-1, complained that Breland thumbed him on several occassions and twice he stopped fighting, once in the fourth round and also in the fifth, reminiscent of Roberto Duran's "No Mas" bout. ..w " - ' i "-"ii" mm ..mmmmmm.H m, . mm.m. , ;V T III ''r'A::i tfciitif'iHf ii-- , - i u nitn , ii LIMITED OFFER! We must make room for incoming cars or pay storage. 1989 Cadillac Sedan Deville 24,499 Only 10 vehicles available at this price Leather, Locking Wheels, V8 Engine, Accent Striping. Rear Defogger, Heater, Outside Mirrors, Floor Mats (front anil rear). Trunk Mat. Power Passenger Seats. Door Edge Guards. Power Trunk Pull Down. Illuminated Visor Vanity Mirrors. Twilight Sentinel, Fabric Sealant, Paint Seal. Undercoat. Flremist Paint Extra. JS i i i tj i i m iiii -i Bill Wilson The Anniston Star Anniston's Bernard Jackson tags out Cory McWorley of White Plains at first base in Calhoun County tournament 'Cats From 1B double and single and Eric Clark J- had two singles to lead the attack. I Smith had a double for White Plains. "I thought Watters did a good job J pitching for us," said Anniston coach Robert Peppers. "We hit the !. ball well and I was pleased with the I'team effort." 1 a m . ll.lln.j A i Indian starting and winning pitcher Phillip Sanderson was sail- ing into the final inning with a 4-0 lead and a shutout wnen rieasani Valley struck for four runs to tie the game and send it to extra innings. '. . The Indians were not to be denied jW. Georgia as they responded in the eight inning for four runs to claim the victory. Jason Green was the losing pitcher for Pleasant Valley as both pitchers went the distance. . Sanderson gave up nine hits and struck out 15 batters while Green allowed 10 hits in defeat Ohatchee took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a triple by catcher Shane Ferguson and a sacrifice fly by Blake Conerly. The lead stood up until Ohatchee picked up two runs in the sixth on a solo home run by Brian Woodall and a run-scoring single by Kelly Trowse. Darryn Moore scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to give Ohatchee a 4-0 lead. In the seventh inning, Pleasant Valley came alive as the Raiders scored four runs on a bases-loaded double by Green that chased three runs across the plate and a run scoring single by Chrs Lipscomb that tied the score at 4-4. Ohatchee won the game in the eight inning on a walk to Conerly, an error, singles by Craig Harrell and Moore and a double by Sanderson. Alexandria 14, Wellborn 4 The Valey Cubs paraded 15 batters to the plate and scored 11 runs in the third inning to down the Panthers in a five-inning game. Brian Hess scattered eight hits and pitched scoreless ball in the final three frames to register the victory. Jimmv Fox took the loss for the Panthers. Alexandria picked up 12 hits in the victory as Lance Prickett had a three-run homer and Chris Callahan a two-run shot to pace the Cubs. Other top hitters for the Valley Cubs included Chad Turner, single and double; Hess, two singles: Ror.y Robertson, single and double and Derek Morgan, a double. Thrasher had a two-run homer in the first inning and a single to pace the Panthers and Taylor Young-blood had two singles. "We seem to play better after we had the big third inning," said Alexandria coach James Heathcock. "Our bats are starting to warm up and we'll need them in our playoff game." Braves From 1B the second. West Georgia sent 12 men to the plate in the first inning and scored six runs on only two hits. thinrs GOT worse from there. 1 ! For the game, Jacksonville walked 1 J nine, made four errors, had three I ; wild pitches and used six pitchers, " none of whom worked more than ' one and one-third innings. J 1 ' "We pretty much gave the second 1 ; game away," said Abbott. "When 1 you're down after losing the first I like that, it's hard when your . pitcher goes out and gives up runs 'like that. Todd, of course, is the most disappointed. Here's a guy who is going to be drafted in the first round and will get $100,000-$150,000 to sign, but he's still searching for answers. I haven't helped him come up with any." In 43 innings this year, Jones has walked 44 and struck out 44. Abbott took him out after facing eight batters, and juggled pitchers over the next few innings as if it was the seventh game of the World Series. "When it was 8-2, I thought we were going to win," said Abbott. Jacksonville's shaky defense took away any threat of that. West Georgia finished with more runs (14) than hits (12). "West Georgia pitchers threw strikes and made the plays in the field. We didn't," said Abbott. Jacksonville, which led 2-1 early in the first game, went into the sixth tied at 2-2. Dennison got a quick first out, but a hit, a walk and an error filled the bases. Craig Holman came out of the bullpen, and was greeted by Bill Stohr's RBI single through a drawn-in infield and, one out later, an RBI infield single by Denny Sellers. Jacksonville got two men on to start the bottom of the sixth, but Heuer pitched out of the jam. In the final inning, he induced Merritt Bowden to hit into a game-ending double play. Jacksonville had gotten its runs on an RBI double by Mac Seibert and a Brian Brantley home run. THE SECOND GAME was a disaster from the beginning. West Georgia led 3-0 before it got a hit. It was 8-0 by the time the Braves had five hits. The Gamecocks cut it to 8-2 on a sacrifice fly by Jim Hazlett and an RBI single by Tom Dorton in the fourth inning, but West Georgia answered with four runs in the fifth and two more in the sixth. West Georgia was paced by the top of its lineup: Leadoff hitter Joey Lester was 3-for-4 with two RBI and No. 2 hitter Scott Mixon was 2-for-3 with a home run and four RBI. From 1B Alvarez did not qualify for a save after the Braves scored three times in the eighth on Gerald Perry's RBI double, a run-scoring single by Dale Murphy and an RBI infield grounder by Jeff Blauser. "Smoltz did a great job," Atlanta manager Russ Nixon said. "He got all hyper that last inning. That's what you got to watch on those young guys." Smoltz was 2-7 last season, but did not pitch enough innings to lose his rookie status. The only run he allowed against San Diego came on Jack Clark's third homer in the fourth inning. "You've got to hand it to him, he just stopped us," Padres manager Jack McKeon said. 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