The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on April 13, 1988 · Page 119
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 119

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Wednesday, April 13, 1988
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THE PALM BEACH POST WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13, 1988 5C A 1-2 knockout No. 1 Atlantic falls to Lake Worth By CHRIS DeSTEFANO Palm Beach Post Staff Writer LAKE WORTH - The Atlantic baseball team won 21 of its first 23 games this season by executing on the mound, on the bases and in the field. Tuesday night, the Eagles executed themselves in all three departments as Lake Worth upset Atlantic 5-1 in a key District 13-AAA baseball game at Dick Brown Field. Atlantic pitcher Ricardo Jordan walked five batters, hit two others and threw two wild pitches. Three Atlantic runners were picked off base by Lake Worth pitcher Dave Dorish, and another was caught in a rundown before finally stealing second base. The Eagles, ranked No. 1 in The Palm Beach Post Top 10, also had three errors two coming in the sixth inning when Lake Worth scored three unearned runs off of Jordan. Dorish, who walked only one and struck out four, finished with a five-hitter as Lake Worth (15-7 overall and 7-2 in District 13-AAA) handed Atlantic (21-3, ranked No. 2 in the Class AAA state poll) its first district loss in eight games. High Schools "I hate losing, but it's especially ' hard for me to handle when we make this many mistakes," said Atlantic coach Dave Smith, who along with assistant coach Bob Miller was thrown out of the game in the fifth inning for arguing a call with Lake Worth first base coach John Preache. Preache also was ejected. "I hate to see us make this many mistakes," said Smith. "We outmis- taked them We honestly handed them the game." "We knew that we weren't going to get into a slugfest with them because he's too good a pitcher," Lake Worth coach Dave Manzo said of Jordan, who struck out seven and gave up only five hits while falling to 10-2. "We still didn't hit him that well tonight, but he put a few people on base, they made a few errors behind him, and we took advantage of it." Jordan pitched out of a jam in the fourth inning when the Trojans loaded the bases with no outs on consecutive singles by Rick Bryant and Scott Shelhamer and a walk to Jim Simpson. After getting Tim Ferguson to pop up to third, Jordan walked Johnny Perez on four pitches to tie the score at 1-1. Jordan got out of the inning by getting Dorish to pop up and striking out Lonnie Hickman. Atlantic's Doug Konz reached second on an error by third baseman Simpson with one out in the fifth, but Konz was picked off base by Dorish. Konz would be Atlantic's last runner of the game. "It (the pickoff move) helped me out a lot and kept a lot of their runs from scoring tonight," said Dorish, who also picked off Paul Miseren-dino and pinch-runner Robert Burns at first base in the fifth inning. "I worked on my move over the summer in (American) Legion ball for (Lake Worth) Post 47, and it's really helped me out this year." Lake Worth took the lead for good in the bottom of the inning when Jimmy Carradi was hit by a Jordan pitch, advanced to second on a passed ball by catcher Doug Ward, then went to third on a bunt single by Jason Friderich. Carradi scored when Friderich was thrown out trying to steal second base. Atlantic 001 000 0 1 S 3 Laka Worth 000 113 x B 5 2 Jordan and Ward: Dorish and Perez. W Dorish (6-3); L Jordan (10-2). 2B LW: Carradi. Leonard drops No. 2 Twin Lakes By VICTOR LEE Palm Beach Post Staff Writer LAKE WORTH - The John I. Leonard baseball team picked the right time to find its hitting stroke. The Lancers, whose top hitter doesn't rank among the top 33 in Class AAA and AAAA, have relied on pitching most of the season. But Tuesday night Leonard collected 12 hits five in a four-run fifth inning to beat Twin Lakes 10-4 and take over first place in District 12-AAAA. "We hit the ball well," said Leonard coach Eric Keller, whose team is 14-6 (9-3 in the district) and ranked No. 3 in the area by The Palm Beach Post. "I like it. I just hope we keep hitting the ball the way we're capable. It's getting down to the end of the season." "We knew we had to get a lot of hits to beat Twin Lakes," said Leonard shortstop Ryan Hawblit-zel, who had three hits and an RBI. It was the second consecutive game the Lancers have scored 10 runs and had at least a dozen hits. They're peaking at the right time. "This was a big game," Keller said. "They were definitely up for it. The last time we played them, we went nine innings, were up by two runs, and gave it away." The Lancers beat Twin Lakes' ace pitcher, left-hander Sam Di-martino (6-1). A variety of physical and mental errors contributed to the Rams' defeat. With one out in the first inning, Dimartino walked Larry Brooker. Then Twin Lakes shortstop Ross Bishop let a ground ball off the bat of Leonard pitcher Walter Camp (5-2) roll through his legs, putting runners on first and second. They advanced one base when Dimartino hit Camp on a pick-off attempt at first. Brooker then scored on a wild pitch, and Hawblitzel doubled in courtesy runner Chris Tornese. Derrick Reeves doubled in Hawb-, litzel and Leonard led 3-0 after an inning. The Lancers scored three more runs in the second inning. Another error and another failed pick-off attempt contributed. The Lancers added four runs in the fifth and the Rams scored one in the third, one in the fourth and two in the seventh. "Leonard played very well and we played very poorly," said Twin Lakes coach Jim Krupa, whose team is 15-5 (8-3), ranked No. 2 in the area by The Post and No. 8 in state Class AAAA. "It's that simple. We made a lot of physical and mental errors." The loss marks the first time Twin Lakes has lost consecutive games this season. "It's no time to panic," Krupa said. "We're still near the top." The Lancers hope breaking the hitting slump and taking over first place in the district gives them an identity of their own. Last season's Leonard team advanced to the state Class AAAA semifinals. The Lancers returned just one starter and no regular pitchers from last year. "Early in the (last year) helped us a lot," Keller said. "But what this team has done lately is on it's own. What we've gained is this team." TwInLaket 001 100 2 4 S 3 John I. Leonard 330 400 x 10 12 1 Dimartino, Klink (3), Seay (5) and Lewis; Camp, Patrick (6) and LaCastro. W-Camp (5-2); L Dimartino (6-1). 2B JIL: Hawblitzel, Reeves, Zubriski; TL; Sanchez. ' UIJ .....1,1 IU , ..,..,.. Ylf ) ' s sw : if ,:: $&b' . ... College Baseball UNNIS WATERSStaff Photographer Gar Finnvold (11-2) struck out 12 in eight-plus innings, leading PBJC to a 4-3 win over Edison. PB JC tops Edison 4-3 in conference ; PBJCfrom 1C : be guaranteed of finishing no worse than third by winning its seven remaining conference games. ! "We can't do it on our own somebody else has to ; beat Dade North one time," PBJC coach Randy Gailey said before learning of Dade South's victory. "We need ', some help." The Jaguars' help wouldn't have meant much if ; the Pacers had let the Edison game slip away. Right- ' hander Gar Finnvold (11-2), who struck out 12, was ; relieved by Jon Henn after Edison's Ron Brown led off ; the ninth with a single and Tony Budreau beat out a ; bunt, putting the tying run on first. "Gar had thrown a lot of pitches (142), and I knew he was getting tired," Gailey said. "The reason I left him in as long as I did was he had pretty good command of his curveball and they're pretty much a ; fastball-hitting team." , , Henn walked Steve Matthews, loading the bases, J and Brown scored on Moreno's fly to center fielder j Dite Novak, but Budreau tried to advance after the catch and first baseman John Tellechea's cutoff throw I stopped him at third. ; Matthews went to second onthe play and tried to go to third moments later when a pitch in the dirt got away from catcher Juan Flores. But Flores threw him : out, ending the game. "That was a mistake, going to third," Edison ! coach Randy Canal said. "You don't want to make the third out at third base. But the kid's got good wheels .' and thought he could make it." The Pacers took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Rick Gonzalez was safe on an error, stole second and scored on a double by Rayner Manso, who stole third and scored on Tellechea's single. . PBJC made it 3-0 in the fifth when Gonzalez doubled and scored on an error. The Pacers got their fourth run in the seventh when Shane Campbell singled and scored on a double by Manso. "That was a big two-out hit, Gailey said. Edison 000 001 Oil 3 8 2 PBJC 002 010 lOx 4 9 3 . Marsden and Miller, Oldendick (7), Veraldi (8): Finnvold. Henn (9) and Flores. W , Finnvold (11-2). L Marsden (3-3). Sv Henn. 2B E: Moreno. PB: Gonzalez., Manso 2. 3B E: Matthews. GW-RBI Manso. Nova rallies to defeat Florida Atlantic Palm Beach Post Staff and Wire Reports FORT LAUDERDALE - Joe Vetter singled home Eric Philips with no outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping a four-run rally to give Nova (14-23) a 6-5 victory over Florida Atlantic (30-13-2) Tuesday at Nova. Darrin Ehehalt had three doubles and Eric David had two RBI for the Knights. Tom Snell hit his fifth home run of the season for the Owls, ranked No. 4 in the NCAA Division II poll. Florida Atlantic plays tonight at 7 against Miami at Mark Light Stadium. FAU 001 000 0405 9 2 Nova 000 100 131 6 10 1 Jones, Scrivner (8) and David; Sheridan and Calvi. W Sheridan. L Scrivner. 2B N: Bovier 2, Calvi, Ehehalt 3. HR FAU: Snell. Georgia Tech 3, West Georgia 1 ATLANTA David Ivester's pinch-hit double drove in two eighth-inning runs to give the Yellow Jackets (24-15) the victory over the Braves (28-13). Relievers Jim Poole and Joe Wise (2-2), combined to retire the last 12 Braves. The only run for West Georgia came on Michael Davis' two-out home run in the first inning. Georgia Tech tied the score in the fourth. Pat McGuire opened the eighth with a walk and went to :. third on Billy Parham's double. ; Both Yellow Jackets scored one out ' later on Ivester's hit through a ' drawn-in infield. Bill Stohr (2-3) took the loss in : relief. Georgia Southern 8, Georgia 7 STATESBORO, Ga. - Darin Van '. Tassel's two-out, ninth-inning dou- '; ble drove in Jeff Shireman, giving ' the Eagles (24-17) the victory over the Bulldogs (19-16). Georgia had a four-run lead after three innings, but the Eagles scored five times in the fourth to take a one-run lead. yT? (ft A Act Now. Sale Ends April 17. Then Fly Eastern Anywhere InThe US., Round-Trip Coach For $203 Or Less. For a limited time only you can fly anywhere in the continental U.S. Eastern flies at a MaxSaverSM sale price that makes it hard to stay home. As you might expect, certain restrictions apply to these incredible fares. But they're not really all that restrictive. Wherever you're going, just purchase your round-trip ticket within 24 hours of making your reservation. But the last date to reserve and buy is April 17. Be sure to start your travel between April 18 and June 9 and complete it by June 15, do your traveling noon Monday through noon Thursday and stay one Saturday night. MaxSaver seats are limited and may not be available on every flight. At prices like these we know they won't last. Sanftanas2L, I New York j: So purchase your tickets now. And make sure you choose your dates carefully because tickets are not refundable. For complete details, call your Travel Agent or Eastern at 655-3111 in West Palm Beach. We've Got Your Ticket. Call Us For Additional Cities. Atlanta $180 Baltimore $180 Boston $203 Chicago $185 Columbus $160 Denver $200 Kansas City $200 Los Angeles $200 New Orleans $160 Philadelphia $200 Pittsburgh $180 Savannah $140 Washington DC... $180 I All fares are round-trip. Fares are valid irom West Palm Beach only. 6!1 1988 Eastern Air Lines, Inc.

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