Welcome lack, Pedro Pag»B3, THURSDAY, JUNE 29,2006 SPORTS THE HAYS DAILY NEWS Larks bounce back after losing opener BY THE HAYS DAILY NEWS LIBERAL — Wednesday night's Jayhawk League doubleheader with Liberal was like night and.day for the Hays Larks. Hays was kept in the dark for seven innings in a 12-4 loss in the opener and shined in a 13-4 win in the nightcap to manage a split. Hays dropped a half-game back of league leader El Dorado in the Jayhawk League standings. El Dorado was a 16-13 winner over the Parkville (Mo.) Sluggers in nonleague action Wednesday. Despite the split with the Bee Jays, the Larks own a 2-1 lead in the four game series, which was to con• elude tonight in Liberal. Hays (16-8 overall, 13-8 Jayhawk) gave up 10 hits in the opener, with starter Jesus Hernandez (0-1) taking the loss. Hernandez gave up nine runs (all earned) on six hits, with three walks, in three innings before being relieved by Dan Russell. Hernandez allowed three runs in the first inning. One run scored on a wild pitch and another on a steal of home. Hernandez allowed another run in the third to give Liberal (14-11,11-10) a 4-0 lead. The Larks got a run in the top of the fourth, but Liberal answered with seven runs in the home half to put the game out of reach. Russell was torched for five hits in the fourth inning, with Liberal second baseman Jake Opitz recording three RBIs on a double to left center field. The Larks scored a run in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh. Hays had 10 hits and had one error. Liberal also had 10 hits. Right fielder Charlie Kingrey -;nom •i'Jir.iui.u.i ' Y.:iiir! ,'7i;;;'ijJ I'd". ,'• .ui/rn jud 'Ji •. Tll/ii rjllili Garflel Liberal 12, Hays 4 Hays (16-8,12-8) 000 111 1— 4 10 1 Liberal (14-10,11-9) ....301 701 x —12 10 2 Hernandez, Russell (4) and Day, Sodolak (5); Moseley and Morllz. W — Moseley. L — Hernandez (0-1). 2B — Lawson, Slovall, Sprlngslon, Hays; Opitz, Rike, Kaup, Liberal. Game 2 Hays 13, Liberal 4 Hays (16-8,13-8) 703 201 0 — 13 13 1 Liberal (14-11,11-10) ..030 010 0— 484 Murray,' Elam (6) and Sodolak; Ravlele, Herder (4), Sortlno (7) and Lemus. W — Murray (5-1). L — Ravlele. 2B — Chrlstlson, Hays; Wilson, Liberal. 3B — Lawson, Hays. HR — Slovall, Hays. was 2-for-4 for the Larks with a run scored and an RBI, while left fielder Cliff Springston was 2-for- 3 with a run scored. After seeing its five-game winning streak snapped in the opener, Hays got off to a fast start in Game 2. The Larks blasted five hits in the first inning to put up seven runs. Third baseman Eric Lawson opened the game with a walk and scored on a double by Dallas Christison. Lawson went 3-for-4 with a walk, a run scored and five RBIs, giving him 14 on the season. Lawson hit a two-run triple as part of the Larks' three-run third to take a 10-3 lead. He drove in two more in the fourth as the Larks took a 12-3 lead with his single down the left-field line. First baseman Dan Stovall hit his third homer of the year in the first inning and has a team- high 24 RBIs. Catcher Matt Sodolak went 2-for-3 with four runs scored and left fielder Billy Sharp was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Justin Murray improved to 51, pitching five innings. He allowed all four Liberal runs on eight hits with five strikeouts. Three runs were earned. Following tonight's single game, the Larks are home Saturday and Sunday for nonleague games at Larks Park with Amarillo, Texas. > ; i'J ii no fcyjifi Hays Legion splits on road BY THE HAYS DAILY NEWS DODGE CITY —For ; as^ad as things got in Game 1 forthe Hays Legion in Wednesday .night's doubleheader, it was quickly erased in Game 2. The Eagles split a doubleheader with Dodge City, dropping the first game, 15-11, and rolling in Game 2 to a 16-0 win in five innings. . :'• After seeing its six-game winning streak end in the opener, Hays (12-15) shut down Dodge City in'game2wHaysled3-Ogoing into the top of the fifth; inning, wb^en.the Eagles exploded fpr 13 ruhs. /•'''.'•••". •"' ' - '• • 'Josh Post (2-1) got the win for Hays, giving up three hits while striking out one and walking one in five innings. "Posty really gave the team a shot in the arm," Hays coach Lyle Befort said. "He came out and dpminated. I have been waiting for that kind of game from him all summer. He was focused and knew what he needed to do." Game 1 Dodge City 15, Hays 11 Hays (11-16) 532 000 1 — 11 11 6 Dodge City 065 040 x — 15 62 Jacobs, Parker (2), Maflison (5) and Wind. nolz; Glnlher and Blbbens. W — Ginlher. L — Jacobs (0-3). 2B — Lewton, Windholz, Stremel, Hays. Game 2 Hays 16, Dodge City 0 (5 Innings) Hays (12-15) 210 0(13) — 16 13 0 Dodge City 000 00— 0 33 Post and Sanders; Howard, Taylor (5), Williamson (5) and Doan. W — Post (2-1). L — Howard. 2B — Schlppars 2, Blllinger 2, Hays. Chase Schippers hit a pair of doubles, with three runs scored and two RBIs. Michael Billinger also had a pair of doubles and scored one run and drove in two. Clayton Karst finished the doubleheader going 6-for-8 with two runs scored and three RBIs. "This team is so dangerous if they have their head on their shoulders," Befort said. "More talking and more excitement meant more hits and runs," SEE LEGION, PAGE B3 JASON DECROW / Associated Press Andrea Bargnani, a forward from Italy, shakes hands with NBA commissioner David Stern after being selected by the Toronto Raptors as the first pick overall in Wednesday night's NBA draft at Madison Square Garden in New York. Let's make a aeal o i'jiliiioni I ujvvuita r, 111 ;ors take Italian forward No, 1, teams make flurry of trades By BRIAN MAHONEY ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK — After what he experienced on draft night, trade deadline day will be no sweat for Randy Foye. Foye was one of four players among the top seven picks who quickly learned one of the NBAs lessons on Wednesday night: Don't get too comfortable in one place. And he learned it twice. The Toronto Raptors made Andrea Bargnani the first No. 1 pick from Europe to kick off a draft that began with a lack of buzz. But on a night when 15 trades were made — with Portland involved in six of them — it certainly didn't turn out boring. "Apparently not a lot of people liked what they got at the top," Raptors general manager Bryan Colangelo said, How unpredictable was it? Even the guys who didn't get traded weren't convinced they were staying. After watching what went on around BDRAFTB NEIENTEDIY him, no wonder Rudy Gay wasn't getting ahead of himself. Picked eighth by the Rockets but hearing his name rumored in a possible deal with Memphis, he wasn't ready to start house hunting in Houston just yet. , "I'm not saying we, because I'm not sure I'm going to play there yet," Gay said. The wheeling and dealing started early, when LaMarcus Aldridge of Texas went second to the Chicago Bulls, starting a flurry of trades that would include the fourth, sixth and seventh picks. Aldridge's rights were later dealt to Portland for the rights to Tyrus Thomas, who was chosen fourth, and forward Viktor Khryapa. "Right before they said my name, they said, 'They are going to call your name in a minute, but don't worry about it, they are going to trade you,' " Aldridge said. The Trail Blazers weren't done. They acquired the rights to Foye, taken seventh out of Villanova by the Boston Celtics, along with Raef LaFrentz, Dan Dickau and cash for Sebastian Telfair, Theo Ratliff and a 2008 second-round pick. The Blazers then shipped Foye's rights to Minnesota for Brandon Roy, the Washington guard taken sixth by the Timber- wolves. "When I see the guys go 1,2,3, it was just nerve-racking," Foye said. "But then like two picks before, my agent and Brandon's agent were making eye contact and I didn't know what was going on at the time. And once I saw my agent's face light up, he was like, 'Yeah, Boston is going to take you.' "And then, 'Portland is going to take you.' And then when they said Minnesota, I was like, 'OK, good. Bring it on.' " The instability was likely the product of a draft that lacked star power. High school players are no longer eligible, meaning Greg Oden, who surely would have been the No. 1 pick, is headed to Ohio State instead of the NBA. The Raptors didn't think they needed a deal, confident that Bargnani, a 20-year- old forward from Italy, can live up to comparisons to Dirk Nowitzki. SEE DRAFT, PAGE B3 Reds' pitcher shuts down KC ; CINCINNATI (AP) — All of those homers flying out of the ballpark put Aaron Harang's performance in perspective. This was something to appreciate, Harang (9-5) shut down the Kansas City Royals' surging offense for seven innings Wednesday night, and Ken Griffey Jr. hit the last of Cincinnati's four homers, leading the Reds to a 7-2 victory that underscored the importance of keeping the ball down. , "If Harang wasn't pitching EQ well, in this ballpark we would have a chance to come back," Royals manager Buddy Bell said. "Harang was just too us." unterpart. ree homers off Scott .gfjiiipfqn (8-|) during a five-run third in- '' ; ' 'Griffey, led off the seventh Inning algjjinfltM'frew Stsco with his 551st hothef, his third straight game with a hpme run. Griffey remains in nth place o.4th'e,career list, a dozen behind ' A few liours before the game, the , Rede eroded the contracts of general manage* Wayne Krivsky and manager 9jftoxi through aoos. Former Avalanche goalie Roy makes hockey hall DAVIP ZALUBOW&KI / AftwMfd PrtM Former Colorado Avalanche 901119 Patrick Boy highlights ttw newest class of the Hockey Hall of Fame, TORONTO (AP) — "Miracle on Ice" coach Herb Brooks and Patrick Roy, the NHL's win- ningest goaltender, highlight the newest class of the Hockey Hall of Fame. Former NHL player Dick Duff and executive Harley Hotchkiss also received enough votes from the selection committee, the hall announced Wednesday. All four will be inducted in November. Brooks led an Olympic team of college players from the United States to the greatest upset in hockey history, the "Miracle on Ice" victory over the mighty Soviet machine in the 1980 semifinals. The Americans went on to win the gold medal, their only one since 1960. Brooks died in a car accident in 2003. "I just wish my father was still alive to enjoy this moment," son Dan Brooks said. "I know he's looking down and is very proud of this honor.... He felt the U.S. player could compete at all levels of hockey, especially the NHL." Brooks led the University of Minnesota to three NCAA titles and also coached the New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars, New Jersey Devils and Pittsburgh Penguins. "On behalf of the entire Pittsburgh Penguins organization, I want to congratulate the Brooks family on this prestigious honor for Herb," Mario Lemieux said. "Herb's passion and dedication to the growth of hockey in the United States was second to none." Roy won four Stanley Cup championships and three Vezlna Trophies, as the NHL's top goalie in 19 seasons with the Montreal Cana- diens and Colorado Avalanche. He retired in BlNINSDECIIEMCMCi BOSTON (AP) — Former Detroit Red Wings coach Dave Lewis was hired as coach of the Boston Bruins, an official within the NHL said Wednesday The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity, because the Bruins had not yet made an announcement. Mike Sullivan was fired on Tuesday > after the Bruins finished last in the Northeast Division last season, 2003 as the league's career leader with 551 regular-season victories. "It was a great career," the 40-year-old Roy said. "It was fun, every minute of it, and I'm happy to still be involved in hockey today. Hockey is my passion." Duff played with Toronto, Montreal, Los Angeles, Buffalo and the New York Rangers during an 18-year career that ended in 1972. He won a total of six Stanley Cups with the Maple Leafs and the Canadiens, was a seven- time All-Star and finished his career with 283 goals and 572 points in 1,030 games. "I was almost in tears," Duff said. "This means a lot to me, just like playing hockey meant a lot to me." Hotchkiss was part of the group that moved the Flames to Calgary from Atlanta. He's still a part owner of the team, and la the chairman of the NHL's Board of Governors.
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