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I DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, ROCHESTER, N.Y., SATURDAY, JUNE 12. 1993 SD oiioghye makes Ms patch Red Wings right-hander tosses arsenal in 4-hit shutout of Syracuse defeat to the Richmond Braves, O'Donoghue rebounded with one of his best outings of the season. He scattered four hits, struck out six and walked none to post his third shutout victory of the season. i m By John Smallwood Staff writer . SYRACUSE Rochester Red Wings pitching coach Steve Luebber can give four good ; reasons why ace pitching prospect John O'Donoghue will rarely have consecutive bad outings. Fastball, curveball, changeup and slider. j ; "He's got four pitches that he can go to and use effectively," said Luebber. "Usually he's got at least three working, and a lot of times he has ?all four. The hitter has to consider at least three pitches (against O'Donoghue). If you've only got two pitches, that narrows your options. So they better be two outstanding pitches." Last night in Syracuse, O'Donoghue didn't have his strongest curveball. It didn't matter. - ! The 6-foot-6 left-hander rode a biting slider, "spotted his fastball and worked his changeup to 7a 5-0 International League victory over the -Syracuse Chiefs last night. Coming off his first loss of the season, an 8-0 seven hits in 14 innings. "I'm not sure why I pitch so well here," said O'Donoghue, who is a second generation professional pitcher. "Maybe it's the mound or the atmosphere. Nothing was working exceptional tonight I had a pretty good slider. My goal is to pitch seven strong innings." After getting two victories and five no-decisions in his first seven starts, O'Donoghue rolled off three straight victories, giving up just three runs in 23 innings. He had a no-decision and a loss before last night "(O'Donoghue) had a few strange plays go against him in the game in Richmond," said Luebber. "He never really got in a groove. He didn't have a strong curveball tonight, but his other pitches were working. Even with the curveball, he's smart enough to know that if it isn't there early to keep working on it because it may come later." "Richmond was tough," said O'Donoghue, who lasted just 3V3 innings in Richmond last Sunday. "I wanted to come back with a strong outing. I try not to put too much emphasis on any one start." Except for the start in Richmond, when the Braves scored six runs against him, O'Donoghue hasn't given up more than two runs in his last six John O'Donoghue starts. He's 4-1 with one no-decision. In two starts in MacArthur Stadium this year, O'Donoghue has given up just one run and STADIUM SURVEY YOUR CHANCE TO BE HEARD Longer in production and for some more anticipated than Jurassic Park, Greater Rochester's proposed new stadium finally appears to be on the horizon and could be ready for Opening Day 1995. Since the people will be paying for it, it seems logical that the people should have some input regarding the particulars of the facility, whether it goes downtown or in Greece. Gannett Rochester Newspapers is interested in your feelings on the stadium. You are invited to answer as many of the following questions as you wish. Additional written comments are encouraged and should be included when you mail, fax or drop off your ballot. We'll publish the results of the poll on June 27. How important Is a new multi-purpose stadium to the overall quality of life in Greater Rochester? Very important Fairly important Slightly important Not important at all Comment: Do you think public funds should be used to fund stadium and arena projects? Yes QNo Sometimes. If "sometimes", is this one of those times? Comment: What site do you favor? Downtown (Oak and Piatt Streets) Greece Comment: '. Should the new stadium have: Artificial turf Natural grass. Comment: With a new stadium downtown, would you probably attend... More Red Wing games Fewer Red Wing games About the same number of Red Wing games No Red Wing games Comment: , With a new stadium in Greece, would you probably attend... More Red Wing games Fewer Red Wing games About the same number of Red Wing games No Red Wing games L leaders to Silver ttnigh ts bring B players from 5-6 p.m. Entire Little League teams will be admitted with 20 labels. PROFILE Name: Lee Stevens. Position: First base. Team: Syracuse Chiefs. Height: 6-4. Weight: 219. Age: 25. Personal: Married Kim Phillips on July 14, 1989. They have one son, Matthew, and live in Wichita, Kan. How acquired: Signed as free agent April 8. The numbers: Spent all of last season with the California Angels, batting .221 In 106 games. Had 7 homers, 37 RBI. With Triple-A Edmonton in 1991, he had 96 RBI the fifth most in Trappers history. Career highlight: Hit first career grand slam last Sept. 4 against Baltimore's Rick Sutcliffe, the only grand slam by an Angel last year. Batters Horn, Thome :have offense in swing By Jim Mandelaro "Staff writer SYRACUSE - The Charlotte Knights open aJ two-game series with the Red Wings at Silver Stadium at 7:05 tonight. ' j The Knights have made plenty of noise in their first season in the International League. t : Going into last night, Charlotte was 34-25 and 'tied with Columbus for first place in the IL cWest. The Knights had the league's leading " hitter (Jim Thome, .362), home-run hitter . ;Sam Horn, 16) and RBI man (Thome, 51). " With a .271 average, the Knights rank behind only Richmond in hitting and are averaging a league-best 5.2 runs. All in the family , Back in December, Horn called Wings president Elliot Curwin looking for a job. ! No, Horn wasn't trying to hook up with the .Red Wings again. He was trying to find employment for a relative. "Sam called me and asked me to get his '.nephew a job," Curwin said. "It took awhile but we finally found him something." Willie Horton, Horn's nephew, started working two weeks ago in the warehouse at V.P. RED WINGS NOTEBOOK Supply, Curwin's plumbing business. Horton, who came up from North Carolina, will be reunited with Uncle Sam tonight when he attends the Wings-Knights game with Curwin. He's no Reggie Jackson When it comes to clutch at-bats, Syracuse center fielder Juan De La Rosa is literally batting zero. De La Rosa is 0-for-28 with runners in scoring position this year. He struck out with a runner on third in the eighth inning Thursday night in Rochester. Last night, he flied to left for the final out of Game 1, stranding Tom Quintan at second, as the Wings won 5-0. In Game 2 he flied to right in the fourth with Quinlan on second. Tonight's promotions Team Photo Night The first 10,000 fans will receive a 1993 Red Wings team photo, compliments of Rochester Tel and R News. Frito-Lay Commemorative Cup Night The first 5,000 fans will receive the second in a season-long series of commemorative cups. Peter Pan Clinic Children presenting two Peter Pan peanut butter labels can participate in a pre-game, on-field clinic with Red Wing Comment: LOOKING BACK Game 60: June 15, 1992. Record: 27-33. Jim Poole gives up two ninth-inning home runs as the Wings fall to the Toledo Mud Hens 4-2 at Silver Stadium. If your company had a luxury suite at the new stadium, would you be more or less inclined to attend an event at the new stadium than at Silver Stadium? More inclined Less inclined No difference Comment: TODAY'S GAME It's a matchup of right-handers as Kevin McGe-hee pitches against Charlotte's Jeff Mutis. Should the outfield dimensions of Silver Stadium be retained, or should the outfield dimensions of the new stadium be symmetrical? Retain Silver Stadium dimensions Symmetrical Comment: RED WINGS GAME 1 REPORT Should a company be permitted to acquire the stadium name rights? Yes QNo Comment: Assuming the name rights are not sold, what should the new stadium be called? Monroe County Stadium Greater Rochester Stadium Holleder Memorial Stadium Red Wing Stadium Other (write-in) Besides baseball, what events would you most enjoy seeing at the new stadium? Comment: The bats Shortstop Tim Holland doubled of the right-field wall in the third inning for his first hit in Triple-A. Randy Ready went 3-for-4 with two RBI. The gloves Right fielder Mark Smith ran back and made a leaping catch at the wall to take a hit from Derek Henderson in the sixth. The arms Left-hander John O'Donoghue scattered four hits to pick up his third shutout victory. In two starts against Syracuse, O'Donoghue has given up one run and seven hits in 14 innings. Play-by-play Top of 1st: Menhart pitching. Hammonds walked. Hammonds thrown out stealing, 2-4. Hinzo struck out. Smith flied to right. 0 runs, 0 hits. Bottom of 1st: Butler reached on infield single. Montalvo grounded to pitcher, moving Butler to second. Yan flied to center, moving Butler to third. Martinez flied to right. 0 run, 0 hits. Top of 2nd: Leonard walked. Ready singled to left, moving Leonard to second. Parent flied to center. Coolbaugh popped to moving Leonard to second. Parent flied to center. Coolbaugh grounded into 6-4-3 double play. 2 runs, 3 hits. Red Wings 3, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 5th: Quinlan struck out. De La Rosa grounded to third. Monzon flied to center. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 3, Chiefs 0. Top of 6th: Wearing grounded to short. Holland grounded to third. Hammonds grounded to short. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 3, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 6th: Henderson flied to right. Butler struck out. Montalvo singled to center. Yan grounded into fielder's choice, Montalvo retired 6-4. 0 runs, 1 hit. Red Wings 3, Chiefs 0. Top of 7th: Hinzo singled to left. Hinzo stole second. Smith singled to right, moving Hinzo to third. Leonard walked to load bases. Dostal pinch-running. Ackerfeld pitching. Ready lined to right. Parent doubled to right, scoring Hinzo and Smith and moving Leonard to third. Coolbaugh struck out. Dick-erson struck out. 2 runs, 3 hits. Red Wings 5, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 7th:. Martinez struck out. Perez grounded to short. Quinlan singled to left. Quinlan moved to second on a wild pitch. De La Rosa flied to left. Red Wings 5, Chiefs 0. pitcher. Wearing struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit. Bottom of 2nd: Perez popped to first. Quinlan struck out, retired 2-3. De La Rosa struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits. Top of 3rd: Holland doubled to right. Hammonds grounded to short. Hinzo hit by pitch. Smith reached on fielder's choice, Hinzo retired 6-4. Leonard struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit. Bottomof 3rd: Monzon flied to center. Henderson popped to second. Butler popped to third. 0 uruns, 0 hits. ' Top of 4th: Ready singled to left. Parent walked. Coolbaugh singled to left, scoring to Ready and moving Parent to second. Wearing reached on fielder's choice, Coolbaugh retired 6-4. Holland reached on fielder's choice, Parent retired 5-2-5 and Wearing moved to to second. Hammonds flied to center. 1 run, 2 hits. Red Wings 1, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 4th: Montalvo struck out. Yan flied to right. Martinez singled to left. Perez grounded to third. 0 runs, 1 hit. Red Wings 1, Chiefs 0. Top of 5th: Hinz singled to left. Smith singled to right, moving Hinzo to third. Leonard walked to load the bases. Ready singled to left, scoring Hinzo and Smith and What is a realistic stadium capacity? Less than 10,000 10,0001-12,000 12,001-15,000 15,001-20,000 Other Comment: What special features should the new stadium offer, such as real bleachers in the outfield, food court, etc.? Comment: Have you ever attended a Red Wing game? Yes If so, how many per year average? No Comment: Ready leads Wings to win RED WINGS from page ID Tirst base and went 3-for-4 with two )lo home runs and three RBI as the Wings won 7-6 on Scott Cool-baugh's homer in the eighth. ;' - Ready's totals: 6-for-8, two homers, 5 RBI. He is batting .302 with 5 homers and 18 RBI since joining the Wings May 5. "This was the best I've felt since I came here," he said. Ready's major-league resume in-'cludes stops at Milwaukee, San Diego, Philadelphia and Oakland. Last year, he played five positions in 61 games with Oakland, including his major-league debut at first base. Ready hit .200 with the A's and signed as a free agent with Kansas City in the off-season. - He was cut by the Royals in spring training and received several offers from other clubs inviting him to join their Triple-A clubs. i' "At the time, I wasn't ready to' play in the minors," he said. "But when Baltimore called, I was ready." In 32 games with the Wings, he -has already played first, second, third, left field and DH. - Coolbaugh's run-scoring single in the fourth gave the Wings a 1-0 lead and Ready's two-run single in the fifth made it 3-0. Parent completed the scoring with his two-run double in right. - O'Donoghue struck out six and did not walk a batter. In the second game, the Wings fell behind 4-1 in the third on Robert Perez's two-run, inside-the-park homer off Todd Stephan. Perez's hit eluded center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds, who slipped on the warning track. That allowed both Rob Montalvo and Perez to score. New Yorker wins fencing championship , The Associated Press f.: FORT MYERS, Fla. David Mandell of New York won the division I men's sabre title last night at 'the U.S. Fencing Association's 1993 'National Championships. Mandell defeated fellow New - Yorker John Friedberg 5-2, 5-3 after ( defeating Friedberg's brother, Paul, ' 6-4, 4-6, 6-5 in the semifinals. Nina Lightdale of Leonia, N.J., "defeated Carin Wolf of Buffalo Grove, 111., 3-5, 6-5, 6-4 for the un-der-19 women's title. ; Kelly Williams of Chapel Hill, N.C., won the division II women's sabre championship, beating Diane Ferguson of Bethesda, Md., 5-3, 6-4. RED WINGS GAME 2 REPORT What did you like most about Silver Stadium? Comment: What were your main complaints about Silver Stadium? Comment: D If you have ever attended a baseball game at Silver Stadium, what is the facility on a scale of 1-10? Comment: B If a new stock sale by Rochester Community Baseball was available to help fund the new stadium, would you be interested in buying a share? Yes QNo Comment: What is your favorite major-league stadium and why? Comment: Top of 6th: Ready homered to left. Coolbaugh singled to left. Ohlms pitching. Dostal lined to center. Campbell grounded into 5-4-3 double play. 1 runs, 2 hits. Red Wings 5, Chiefs 4. Bottom of 6th: Perez reached on error by shortstop Holland. Yan bunted into 1-6-4 double play. O'Halloran singled to center. Cook pitching. Quinlan walked, moving O'Halloran to second. De La Rosa reached on error by third baseman Coolbaugh to load the bases. Scott singled to left, scoring O'Halloran and Quinlan. Montalvo struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits. Chiefs 6, Red Wings 5. Top of 7th: Holland grounded to short. Hammonds reached on Infield sinlge. Hinzo singled to left, moving Hammonds to third. Smith lined a sacrifice fly to left, scoring Hammonds with Hinzo getting doubled up 7-4. 1 run, 2 hits. Red Wings 6, Chiefs 6. Bottom of 7th: Wood pitching. Henderson walked. Martinez struck out. Perez struck out. Yan walked. O'Halloran grounded to first. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 6, Chiefs 6. Top of 8th: Hall pitching. Leonard struck out. Ready popped to first. Coolbaugh homered to left. Dostal singled. Campbell struck out. 1 run, 1 hit. Red Wings 7, Chiefs 6. Bottom of 8th: Quinlan struck out. De La Rosa struck out. Scott lined to short. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 7, Chiefs 6. Compiled by John Smallwood Campbell struck out. Holland popped to third. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 1, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 2nd: Martinez grounded to second. Perez doubled to right. Yan struck out. O'Halloran doubled to right, scoring Perez. Quinlan tripled to right-center, scoring O'Halloran. De La Rosa walked. Scott struck out. 2 runs, 3 hits. Chiefs 2, Red Wings 1. Top of 3rd: Hammonds flied to center. Hinzo grounded to third. Smith popped to pitcher. 0 runs, 0 hits. Chiefs 2, Red Wings 1. Bottom of 3rd; Montalvo walked. Gianelll flied to right. Martinez struck out. Perez hit Inside-the-park homer to center, scoring Montalvo. Yan struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits. Chiefs 4, Red Wings 1. Top of 4th: Leonard struck out. Ready homered to left. Coolbaugh grounded to short. Dostal struck out. 1 run, 1 hit. Chiefs 4, Red Wings 2. Bottom of 4th: O'Halloran flied to left. Quinlan doubled to left. De La Rosa flied to right. Scott struck out. 0 runs, 1 hit. Chiefs 4, Red Wings 2. Top of 5th: Campbell popped to first. Holland struck out. Hammonds doubled to left. Hinzo singled to right, scoring Hammonds. Smith doubled to left, scoring Hinzo. Leonard flied to center. 2 runs, 3 hits. Red Wings 4, Chiefs 4. Bottom of 5th: Montalvo popped to third. Gianelll struck out. Martinez grounded to short. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 4, Chiefs 4. The bats Scott Coolbaugh homered with two out in the top of the eighth inning to win the game. Randy Reedy continued his hot evening by hitting solo homers in the fourth and sixth. He was 6-for-8 in the doublehead-er. The gloves Pitcher Todd Stephan came off the mound to field a bunt by Julian Yan and start a 1-6-4 double play in the sixth inning. Shortstop Tim Holland went to his left and made a diving catch of a liner by Shawn Scott to end the game. The arms Stephen gave up five runs in 5 Innings, but he struck out nine, including the first three Chiefs he faced. Brian Wood pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the victory in relief. Play-by-play Top of 1st: Blohm pitching. Hammonds singled to right. Hinzo flied to center. Smith grounded to short, moving Hammonds to second. Leonard walked. Ready singled to left, scoring Hammonds and moving Leonard to second. Coolbaugh struck out. 1 run, 2 hits. Red Wings 1, Chiefs 0. Bottom of 1st: Stephan pitching. Scott struck out. Montalvo struck out. Giannelli struck out. 0 runs, 0 hits. Red Wings 1, Chiefs 0. Top of 2nd: Dostal struck out. You are invited to submit additional comments on a separate piece of paper. YOUR NAME ADDRESS. PHONE NUMBER Some of your comments could be included in our poll results unless you request anonymity. Mail your ballot to STADIUM POLL Sports Department 55 Exchange Blvd. Rochester, N.Y., 14614 or fax your ballot to: Fax number: (716) 258-2691 The deadline for balloting is Monday. More sports . . . Sports continues on page 19D.

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