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Poughkeepsie, New York
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Sunday, August 6, 1989
Page 12D
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Highland was held to two hits and lost to Sayyille, 3 - 1, in a losers' bracket game at the New York. State Tournament at Veterans Field. - Highland was eliminated from the tournament ''We didn't hit today at" all." said Highland manager Dan Kurtz, father of the losing pitcher. After Highland scored an unearned rim in the top of the first inning, the District 16 champions could not generate any offense East Coast title against Sayville pitchers Keith Dubay and Jon Nelson. It also didn't help that two Highland runners got caught off the bases. In the third inning, after Mike Falsetta walked with one out, Dubay proceeded to pick him off. The same thing happened to Scott Ridolph after he led off the sixth inning with a walk. "I think the boys - are a little bit worn out," said Kurtz. "It's been a long week, they've played a lot of ball." "Our heads weren't in the game today," said Jason Elliot, who played third base. "They were the better team today." Kurtz pitched his second straight effective game in the tournament, but this time his teammates did not help him out Kurtz blanked Sayville 4 - 0 in the Tournament opener Wednesday, and had plenty of offensive support, including a homer by Elliot Saturday Kurtz: allowed just six hits and' two earned runs in six Innings. He struck out two and walked just three batters. The only support he receivedwere: baselhits by ,Mike; Horodyskl and Mike Capplllino in the top of the fourth inning. "He pitched a good game,!' said his father. "He was hitting the plate, (even though) his curve wasn't working lijceit should.' y. Highland opened the (S&sring inlKe first inning, taking adavantage of aslraKy start by Dubay. John Manganiello led off the game with a bouncer to the mound. Dubay bobbled the ball, and in his haste to retire the Highland second baseman, he threw the ball away. grabs East Coast Gym clinched the B - Division championship in the Pough - keepsie Women's League Saturday by taking an 11 - 7 victory over B.T. Express. REC SOFTBALL Bitsy McGill and Diane Duffus led the winners with three hits apiece. Leola Ruffin had two hits, including a triple for East Coast while Sue Lasko had three hits for BT. Express. Wells Tournament Four teams remain undefeated after the first day of play in the Frank Wells Memorial softball tournament. Roe Mover's, Shamrock Pub, Molt's, and M&R Sunoco are all 2 - 0. Four teams were eliminated from the 16 - team format and eight will begin play today in the losers' bracket. The tournament morning at 8:15 a.m. continues this K - of - C Tournament BALDWIN - The Beacon Knights of Columbus softball team moved a step closer to the finals of the Knights of Columbus Tournament Beacon won two games Saturday in the tournament, including a win over the four - time dofending'cham - pion Hudson Champions from Long Island. Bobby Antalek had three of Beacon's 10 hits in a 6 - 5 win over Hudson. Mike Tancredi added two hits, including a home run. Beacon K of C later came back and beat Olympic of Long island, 7 - 6, as Mike Van Voorhis had three hits and Matt Debeski added two. Community League Terry Keim.. Tony Marmo and Chuck Kenny Jiad two hits apiece as New Hackensack Reformed Church beat CM. A., 11 - 2. The game was part of the first round of playoffs in the Church league. lllvlllaHHlnHHllllHI HBHHllHHHlKSSISilHr X' iiHHglilliiiim Making DtfrV, - - :'S. ' - : .n&M &. " "" i f ;), it "..y Mahganleilo went to second base. AfterXFaisetU struck, butagalnst the southpaw, Manganiello stole third base! Kurtz hit a deep fly ball to right field :to score Manganiello .. 'v Sayyille .came back with, two runs In the. bottom j)!.1 the second inning; Mike Bliss walked with one outDubav grounded one to - brianColllnsatfirst.base, and both Kurtz and Manganiello went over to the bag tore; ceive the throw. In the confusion, the runner reached first base safely. - ' After Bliss and Dubay pulled off a double steal, number nine hitter Pat Seccafico singled up the middle through a drawn - in infield, for two runs. Sayville added an unearned run in the seventh to make it 3 - 1 'A. Mr v 2 - . - !. . '. i , . a iUpMand had ts best cnance w score tn tfa ton .of the! Wth Inning. Dubay walked threeh batters,, and Horodyskl came to the plate with the bases loaded and two poti He hit a hard ground ball, but right at SayVille third baseman Mike.Blisi: Blissistepped on ,the bag, and Highland's road trip was oyer. This wasthe first;appearance ever "in .the c.1a r n - imiatin Tnnrnament fo'Hlffh - ' laiid. It was;an'experiehce:that aft Iriyplved. will never forget . , ak . f . "We might jiotbe here again, that,' why it's the best" said Elliot "I wouldii't:change Hheklds jbesC it for anything. J ns :a tfrdat exoerience for They 11 be; telling their, graridchildrenabout iC'sald manager Kurti We've grow4close together as a cornrhunity." ; ? adjustments 1 - - ?'" Cimorelli . , l..rf - W.lf liT'H . ,(.. "? Kevs ... - ,j." a B'X W it . - .! ,. ,:. ..L.ijrt U . . s , ' Jl. J - t . .. aM morovements " . : '"W : fjb - ,'j)itl&i , 5p(kil to tt Journal Frank Cimorelli is improving his statistics with his new team in Johnson City. Tenn By Ken McMillan Journal stair the adjustment1 time is over. arid so are the worries for Frank Cimorelli. Eager to impress his new coaches, the Hyde Park native had a rough start to his professional baseball career. After four starts with the John - son City Cardinals, his earned run average ballooned to near seven, while offensive and defensive support from his teammates hovered near zero. Accustomed to playing for winning programs, Cimorelli described the early days with his new team as a circus. Johnson City was shutout seven times in the first month of the season and posted the worst record in the - Appalachian League. "All the times we went out for Dominican (College), Dutchess (Community College) and Roosevelt (High School) we knew we were going to win," said Cimorelli. "It got contagious. "Then I came here and we lost six or seven games in a row. Believe me, losing can get contagious, too." Only recently have the fortunes of Cimorelli and the Cardinals taken a turn for the better. Johnson, City has won eight of us last 11 games (through a Wednesday doubleheader) a onerun loss, a 13 - inning defeat and 4 - 0 shutout the only setbacks and Cimorelli has chalked up four reasonably good outings. The right - hander has allowed just nine runs in his last four starts, and has dropped his ERA to a reasonable 4.14. He even recorded his first victory last week, a complete - game, five - hitterhitter over the Kingsport Pirates. These were the same Cubs that set a club record for stolen bases in the first professional start for Cimorelli. S I 1989STATISf.CS w 'ijtufyii. W - L1 - 2 ERAt4.14 Games: 8 Games started: 8 Complete games: 1 Shutouts: 0 Innings pitched: 45 23 Hits: 52 Runs: 26 Earned runs: 21 Walked Strikeouts: 26 Last outing, Wednesday vs. Kingsport . Six innings, no decision, 6 hits, 2 runs, 1 earned run, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts. - Johnson City wins, 3 - 2, with run in seventh inning "I'm pitching much better now," Cimorelli said Wednesday, prior to his making his eighth start of the season. "I feel much more confident to hit spots and let the batters put the ball into play." Tony Ochs Cimorelli's catcher, said his roommate has been inducing a lot of ground balls with the help of a better ctirveball and the development of a changeup. "He's letting his ball work for him,." said Ochs, a fifth - round pick of the St Louis Cardinals. "It's moving well and he's staying ahead of the hitters." Familiarity with the players in the league has also helped. "Now that we've seen all the teams in the league," said Ochs, "we know most of the hitters and we also know how to pitch to them now." "The first few games is an adjustment period," said Cimorelli. "We had to learn the system and find out how good these guys hit" Now that he's comfortable with his abilities once again, Cimorelli said he's challenging hitters inside more often than in the past. That includes using first - pitch fastballs and a changeup that he has shied away from in the past during his career. Local racket - stringers know how to tie it up By Mark II. Bickel Journal staff All gut, and no glory. Such is the life of the tennis racket stringer Give them a racket that is listless and lacking some bounce, and they will surely give you back a racket that is ively and packing a lot of pounce. Tennis players everywhere, both amateurs and professionals, depend on their strings. Like a baseball player that needs a well - oiled glove, or golfers who demand customized clubs, tennis players need their strings. Ron Young and Tom Gialanella 'are in the racket stringing business;1 Calling it a business,.however, is unfair. Yes, supplies are ordered and money is ntade, but what they dq should be referred to as a craft. In 1989, Young and Gialanella are just two guys trying to earn a little extra money. But in 1889, they would have been homespun heros. "If you have a grandmother who does knitting or weaving or crocheting. It is that type of thing," said Gialanella. Hands. They are the racket stringer's most valuable tools. Unlike other sports, where the technology has become so advanced that a - .machine does' most of the work on the equipment a racket stringer will always get his hands a little ''dirty" The machine.does play an Important, role in the stringing process, but it is he skillful precision of the "Stringer that gets the job - doneTight Stringing a racket usually takes between 25 and 40 minutes depend ing.on the si?e,of; theiracket and the' type string that is going into )t :Fcr instance, natural gutr!.th"e7rnos( expensive strjng on the market, must ' ;go through a rigorous' pre - stringing; stretching process. Gialanella will take a strand of gut to one end of his apartment, tie it to a door knob and then stretch it diagonally to the other end. Young gets assistance from his father, who holds on to one end, while he winds it and stretches it with his hands. Young said that stringers at the U.S. Open in Flushing Meadow have been known to tic gut from one light tower to another for a good stretch. A set of cow or sheep gut usually costs between $23 and $26. Combine that with the labor, and the total cost can get as high as $40 to $45. The average recreational player, ; however, isfenlikely to have gut In his or her racket. In the last several years, string manufacturers have developed new varieties of their product, alleviating some of the costs. "Just like rackets have been changing, so have the materials," said Gialanella. "Twenty or 30 years ago it was just gut. Now there is more to choose from." If you are in the market for some new string, there are two factors you should be thinking about payability and durability. "Generally speaking, .the more durables string is, the Jess playable,"' said young'For example, gut Js the .( best string as far as. payability, but it doseq't last as long. The elements ' heat, CQld, moisture r - affect it more." -..Recently, the color of, the string has.also becpme an important faptpr as a result of racket cosmetics: Colors, like shocking pink, Coptic, yellow, and fluorescent green haverriadV stringing the Baskin Bobbins of", the jennis industry, 1. , "I Have some Customersthat' wiif waitjto ha ve their rackeMtrinig until W nAV A AVAa A ft ' Maaa iAnlhii j.a1 a a taT a fcti an uiu vf uai ucuidi ituui v,i String." said, gialanella; "They .will I M W.WHMIIIIJI mw Miai. iiiiiiaiiniiiiwnnnww.imWiwnniMiaw y mwwj - i m .,W0.laHppWT' iMfKTi'" 1Im - MIM: laaKfltSWaaB 4 JOunwUKMliulflOttf Tom Gialanella, left, and Ron Young work together to string a tennis racket racket." The 29 - )rear - old 'Gialanella has been stringing tennis 'rackets since his College days at the State Unlver - ' slty o( New York at Cortland. A former, head professional at the. Pough - keepsie Tennis Club, and assistant at Cross Court, Gialanella now teaches1 priyately along with his'stringing endeavor: Gialanella said that finding a; racket stringer .is i like finding' a good ; barber - Oppe, you' get that perfect ; cut, ;you usually keep; going back q . the same 'person... J ".''" ;t$ tennis player7 that gets a good ouuiiU5jyUf4iivutvivuk ' "Everyphe" strings" differently," f erent rind - you - won't get . the : same result everytime you go to a different stringer. Most players want con - sistency, so they keep going back to the same stringer." Most players, put not all players There are their' strings play, with the,: same strings for seve - ,raV years, op just wait for them, to jireak (Juring acfUcUl point. According' to Young , and Gialanella that Is just plain racket abuse. ''Thfiepf thVwbls to get - your racket, strung as many times a year as oif jplay inVohe' Week' said paH'tirne and .isah advertising ac - - 'The oils in the string dry out and the string will lose its liveliness, over time.',' "" ., 'The main thing about string is its, elasticity," Gialanella'sald.When it" sireicnea nu reuounas. aiier a wnue t' - "The .coaches want me tbttrow my changeup. when I'm ahead of the hitters," said qrnoreli''liii ;had a choice I would, only throw fcfl 'few times, but I use it six or seven limes a game. So far, so good." A pair of pitching coaches in the Cardinals' farm system can take some of the credit for. Cimorelli's success. St Petersburgh (Fla.) coach Marty Mason rccommondod Cimorelli as a starting pitcher, and Johnson City manager Mark: OeJohn followed that advice!' The. 21 - year - old was used as a reliever by Dominican College this past spring. Former Brooklyn Dodger Bo Mil - liken, a roving coach, worked on shortening Cimorelli's delivery from the stretch position and on the changeup. . "As a player either you're, a rock or a sponge," said manager DeJohn. "You absorb what is told to you, or you sink. Frank has been able to take what has been told to him and apply it well" DeJohn said, as a rule, Cardinals' pitching coaches don't make drastic changes In a pitcher's style and offer only fundamental advice. "His mechanie9 - are - a - 4ittle - better - now," said DeJohn, a career minor - leaguer. ''Frank is hot ah over - jpowering type of pitcher, and never will be. But he hides the ball well from the hitter, he gets good motion and his ball sinks." DeJohn refused to speculate about Cimorelli's long - term future in the Cardinals' system, but he said the short - range plans certainly do look . promising. "I plan on being back here in Johnson City next year," said DeJohn, "but I don't expect Frank will. If he continues to pitch the way he is ... I think hell be able to pitch at the Class A level next year." Talent tops for tourney Continued from page 11D Livingston has been playing excellent tennis and .should be another player to garner a high seed. "Zimmerman has been in Spain playing on clay and Livingston is known as a hard court player,". said Dimock. "At Arizona, he's a big serve - arid - volleyer, The drier it is and hotter it is, the better he'll do. "Ifs the strongest team the East hasjiad In years." Dimock has been involved with the Junior Davis; Cup T f of 15?yea& In 1980, he coached the Western Tennis Association tothe title; This year's "tournament is too tough to call, he said. "It's ,a very tough tournament to seed and predict" said Dimock. "If It rains, it favors the clay court people If it's hot and dry, some of theserve - and - volleyers can gear tip "their game." Fried, who said the clay courts are basically ,not suited to' htsgame, agreed with Dimock. , "They maintain thd courts over7 there very well sd that wlll help a Jeff 'Chang, whtf Is just' a gigantic;1 baseliner," Fried ialiButlf it' rains s and' 'they ? have 'Wmbve this1' thing, indoors,; (Jeff) Spelr .li;a' blif serve - and - vollev cnlavr. - TIimfV 'n . :?;''::..; - ''"Tr."r - ;:":.. - . - :rr:,a: .buy string to match the tone . qt theirs sald,ClalaneJla;. '.'Machines are difr , count exepuUye Cor U.S. Cabjevjsion - . ' - v " ' ' L' '""' "' '" "v lot of different factors lnvblved.V - ' v" LOB SHOTS TheTll tennis 'ifr jyers, pui noi w piayers. ur - :7nT,wY t iTku soclattonsHhat wlllrepresented5 .tennis players Who take SfJ'. .?. WIK & ML3" aVe' FastemNew Enetand Middl 1U for craned Thev will Stretched, out and that s what we & r2?vl "i r!?8 " ??? gs lor granea, iney win - ,. ... .v.., . , . , .x....y states. - Florida. Caribbean. Southern: .. ''Bothjyoungifrhfe that' besiaes the extraryoney they Valley, Texas,; Southwestern; and Pa wrn a1 lot ftheitUfactlon ciflc Norihwest.The playersnd; 6omes(r6mcustomerapprdval;' officials; will, be ,housedby:famllie - Ttake pride wheri'a player comes who are members of the PoughkeerJ' back aodellsfmetheierisilbn was sle TehnlslCljib - tpiay?beglnsf9 really good; or that the Stringing jbbf a.mJvon'ea'chrthe - four 8cheduledT realJy';iiadeiva; difference in'ithelr days,iDalladmissiortIs$randa game!saia;GlalanellaiU?I'like1th"aj;i full teiirhamerit ticket Is'llalAnyohe' kind of feedha'ckc &?' I l - ahd - underJlsa.dmittedfreton, aiivmnM i ' innronaunnn Mnngvi - v r, ttu f!0S Jt, vmQWffimm - LW,".fJL. terjtlfcrfWjii.'HSf'.IPf w'fw - v - tx r, ..T - - , - vl ... . ... .a.T T - - "l r. ....... . . V,. ... ; V" ' S , '." J - " '. '.' ' ! : ..' - ...V " - '; - - ' ;' - h - : - - ' - ':"' " '" I ' " T. .' ."" '. 'T.'HI ! '. 71"; ' 1 1 T ..",..

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