Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 12, 1998 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Friday, June 12, 1998
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Snorts Ray Hamill, sports editor, 468-3518 FRI., JUNE 12-SAT., JUNE 13. 1998 COMMUNITY SPORTS DIGEST Garage sale and car wash The Ukiah Under-12 boys Pumas will hold a garage sale and car wash Saturday, at the new Ukiah Surgery Center on Observatory Dr., from 9 . to 5 p.m. All proceeds will be used to Help the Class I team go to a \freeklong soccer camp. The team will play in four tourna- rttents this season as well as the S^tate Cup in January. <; f f Fathers day golf tournament | The Ukiah Men's Club will Hpld a father's day golf tournament open to members only. f: The tournament will be for fathers or mothers, and sons or daughters, and the divisions will be decided by the child's age. "'here is a $10 fee, which includes lunch and all sons and daughters must be 17 years of £ge or younger. Co-ed softball league t A co-ed softball league will rfan from June 21 to Aug. 1 at the men's softball fields in Ukiah. "the sponsorship fee for each t|am is $425 and is due by June 1;5. For more information, call Hay Whittaker at 744-1116 or 485-6772 (eve.). Community softball ;• Men's and women's softball teams who want their games covered in the Daily Journal must call details in to the sports department at 468-3518. Softball tournament •• The Proshine men's softball tpurnament^will bfe**held the Weekend of July 25/26 at the men's softball complex in Ukiah. • The double-elimination tournament will feature a one home run per inning rule, with awards for the top three teams and tourney MVP. The cost is $ 125 per team. For information, call Bob at 4620708 or Gary at 485-1050. Jnr. Giants sign-ups • The Ukiah Police Activities League will hold sign-ups for the Jnr. Giants baseball program for girls and boys aged 8-13 Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Walmart and K-Mart in Ukiah. Games will be played on the South Ukiah Little League fields on Gobbi Street after the Litle League schedule ends in July. The San Francisco Giants foundation provides all equipment and a $10 annual PAL membership fee covers insurance and entitles participation in all other PAL activities. " For more information, call 462-5365. SCHEDULE FRIDAY Men's softball B-5 Devco Heating vs. Moore's Flour Mill, 6:45 p.m. Ukiah Truck Repair vs. U.S. Rentals, 6:45 p.m. Hopland Hardware vs. Pardini Appliance, 7:45 p.m. United Tribes vs. Parnum Paving, 7:45 p.m. Parducci Winery vs. Par- num Paving, 8:45 p.m. United Tribes vs. Calpella Distributing, 8:45 p.m. SATURDAY Baseball Don Ford Electric vs. The Solano Mudcats, at Mendocino College, 11 a.m. (doubleheader) Ukiah Speedway Races begin at 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY Baseball Don Ford Electric vs. Redwood Empire at Elsie Allen High School, 11 a.m. (doubleheader) Mixed results for Don Ford Electric baseball By RAY HAMILL The Daily Journal The Don Ford Electric bats are swinging. Unfortunately, they haven't been getting ample support from the pitching. Seven games into the season, the Ukiah summer league side has been showing some power at the plate, racking up 16 hits in the first game of a dobleheader Saturday and 12 more in the opener of of a second doubleheader Sunday. But while the local side has displayed some offense, it hasn't, according to coach Jason Dana, got the support from the pitching staff. "We did not pitch well all weekend," Dana said after his team split both doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday. "We had problems throwing strikes and problems playing catch." There were, however, few problems at the plate in game one Saturday, as Don Ford Electric edged Redding Oaks from Shasta College, 14-13 at Mendocino College. In a closely-fought clash, Ryan Johnston scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, when Bret Pethel singled with the bases loaded to give the Ukiah team its third win of the year. Johnston finished 4-for-6 at the plate, with a double and three RBIs, while Joe Triana went 3-for-5 and Jake Haliday finished 2-for-4. Brad Seyda got the win on the mound after five innings of work. In game two, the visitors ranout to an 8-4 win, with Johnston and outgoing Ukiah High School senior Kelly Stewart each finishing with a base hit for the See DON FORD, Page A-ll Former Eagle drafted by San Diego Padres By RAY HAMILL The Dally Journal Former Eagle Bryan Schmidt was drafted by the San Diego Padres in last week's Major League baseball draft. The Mendocino College graduate, who played shortstop on coach Kevin Smallcomb's championship winning team in 1996, went in the 30th round to the Padres. Schmidt, who hails from Sacramento, spent two years with the Eagles before going on to play for University of Nebraska, where he started for two years straight. As an Eagle, Schmidt batted .378 in his freshman year and .408 as a sophomore, when he helped lead the team to 34-9 record and the Bay Valley Confer- See SCHMIDT, Page A-H Mendo names interim AD Ray Hamill/Tht Daily Journal AM&D's Dan Johnston is congratulated after hitting a grand slam home run in Thursday night's win, his second home run of the night. Nelson, T&S win in men's B-2 Deadlock at top of league standings By RAY HAMILL The Daily Journal Proshine has not won a game in men's B-2 softball play this year, but you wouldn't know it the way they played Thursday night. The league's only winless side rallied from a 12-7 deficit with four runs in the final two innings, before eventually falling 12-11 to Nelson Auto Glass. Both teams came out fired up, with Nelson racking up seven runs in the first two innings and Proshine replying with six of its own by the end of the second. Matt Ferrick hit a three-run blast over the left field fence to give Nelson a three-run lead in the top of the first, before Todd Schapmire added to the tally with a two-RBI single. In the bottom of the first, Kenny Taglio opened the scoring for Proshine, driving in a run on a sacrifice, before Bob Madrigal added to the tally, scoring Gary Beer on a single. Jason Iverson, who leads the league in home runs and has hit at least one in all seven games this season, hit his 12th of the year in the top of the second, scoring two runs in the process, before Proshine pulled to within one in the bottom half of the inning with four more scores. Rusty Sallee, who finished 2-for-3 for the night and reached third base on an error in the fourth, drove in Proshine's first score of the second, before Scott Anderson drove in Joe Spliethof on a single and Beer drove in two scores on a double to center field. Proshine then pulled even in the bottom of the fourth when Troy Van Patten, who finished 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs, drove Sallee home on a line drive single to right field. Nelson took control of the clash in the top of the fifth, scoring five times. Brett Griffin, Joey Bartolomei, Schapmire and Brad Hunt each drove in scores in the inning to give Nelson, 4-3 in league play, a 12-7 lead. Proshine, however, would hot die and fought back with a score in the bottom of the sixth and three more in the seventh. Taglio led off the final inning with a home run over the center field fence, before Cody Crouder and Miles Hayes, who each finished with a pair of base hits for the game, both drove in a score to ensure an exciting finish. Spliethof, Madrigal and Anderson all fin- B-2 League Standings AM&D/Vic's T&S Logging Nelson Auto Glass Proshine Thursday's games 5-2 5-2 4-3 0-7 AM&D/Vic's 9, T&S Logging 9 Johnston (A) 2 HRs, 4 RBIs; Bright (T) 2 HRs, 7 RBIs; Maize (T) 3x3, RBI Nelson Auto Glass 12, Proshine 11 Pearson (N) 3x4; Van Patten (P) 3x4, 2 RBIs. ished with two base hits apiece for Proshine, while Ronnie Pearson went 3-for-4 for Nelson. Schapmire and Aaron Ford each added two base hits in the win. AM&D/Vic's 9, T&S Logging 11 Gary Bright and Craig Maize each finished 3-for-3 at the plate Thursday night to lead T&S Logging past AM&D/Vic's, 11-9, See SOFTBALL, PageA-10 Bomb threats cloud World Cup games By ROBERT MILLWARD AP Sports Writer PARIS — World Cup organizers received two bomb threats before today's match between Bulgaria and Paraguay at Stade de las Mosson in Montpellier, but dismissed them as "not serious." Eric Champel, a member of the organizing committee, said the two threatening phone calls were received about 2 1/2 hrs before the match. "We briefly evacuated the press stands and brought in the sniffing dogs, but that's our usual procedure before every game at the World Cup," he said, adding there were no security concerns for the match, which began on time. Most of the evacuated reporters found out about the threats only after the all-clear had been given. That game finished in the first 0-0 tie of the competition, although both teams had several good scoring opportunities. Bulgaria dominated the first half, Paraguay the second. Meanwhile, a brewing ticket controversy led FIFA to begin investigations into improper sales by soccer officials in Cameroon and, according to French reports, Colombia — although FIFA has not identified the South American country. Cameroon soccer federation, Vincent Onana, was detained as he tried to leave his country with the national team. He was placed under investigation for embezzlement of public funds, accused of supplying an English agency with 3,000 tickets worth $660,000. Michael Zen-Ruffinen, FIFA's acting general secretary, said the world soccer governing body The president of the See WORLD CUP, Page A-10 By RAY HAMILL The Daily Journal Lefty Olguin was this named interim Athletic Director"'at Mendocino College. A longtime member of the£ college sports department^Olguin is a former Eagles foot-*' ball and baseball coach. "He has a lot of experience as}«. a coach and we're looking for/! him to provide a lot of leader-;' ship for the partime coaches we; have," college Executive Vice- President of Academic Affairs" Don Vasconcellos said after the announcement was made. •"-' Olguin replaces Kevin Smallcomb, who was given a one-year,; contract for the position last' summer. Because of legalities, ; the college was unable to extend , Smallcomb's contract without;, making him fulltime, something,; the administration is unable to',' do for the present. "We have a lot of needs in the£ district," Vasconcellos said.^' "And at this point, a fulltime,. Athletic director is not one of' 1 our options. '• ! "Lefty has been given an 1 ; interim assignment until we sort-' things out." A's top ! Mariners Athletics 5, Mariners 2 ,|-3 By ROB GLOSTER ~& AP Sports Writer >1 OAKLAND — Ken Griffey^ Jr.'s 26th homer and the return ofiH3 Jay Buhner after more than twotj« months on the sidelines were not'S enough to prevent the Seattle?^ Mariners from falling into lasd^j place in the AL West. £»J Griffey spoiled Mike Oquist'si^ bid for his first career shutout!^ with a two-run homer in the?*! eighth, but Oquist still got his*3 fourth straight win as the Oak-rJ land Athletics defeated Seattle 5-$$ 2 Thursday night. •%•£ The loss dropped the**' Mariners into the division cellar,!*! a game behind the A's. Seattle**; has lost five of six. tfo Oquist won the battle with$g Griffey the first three at-bats,?^ including a double play in the**' first inning. But Griffey got even*3i the fourth time, slamming hisv*l seventh homer in 10 games. $5 "You always take the win. I'd^J; have liked the shutout, but^-S Junior had something else to say£B about that," Oquist said. JMJ Oquist (4-3) allowed two runsvj5 and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings, 1 *^ striking out six and not walking?}; a batter. His biggest outs came.*?; when he got Griffey to hit into a?4i double play in the first after theS-f first two Mariners singled. ^ "I took my eye off it, pulled off it a little bit," Griffey.

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