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-WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17, 2004 Editor: Jtff Caspdteetl, 468-3518 SPORTS lOCAlSPORTS CALENDAR K BASEBALL •College of Mnrin tit Mcnrlncinn. 2:W p.m. .ic: son BALL •Diablo Valley College flt Memlocino (1)11). I p.m. PRKPBASEBALL •C'asa Oraiulc at Ukiah frosh, .1:.V) p.m. •St. Vincent's at Potter Valley, 3:30 p.m. PRKP SOFTBALL •St. Vincent's nt Ukiah, 3:30 p.m. (V/JV) •tlkiah fresh at Potter Valley varsity. 3:30 p.m. PREP BOYS ROLF •Ukiah at Raneho Cotatc. 3: 30 p.m. (9 holes) •Ukiah .IV at Cardinal Newman. 1 p.m. WHHESOAY,HUUICH17 PREP BASEBALL •Ukiah nl Raneho Cotalc, 3:30 p.m. (V/JV) PREP BOYS TENNIS •Ukiah at Ranclio C'olatc, 3 p.m. COMMUNITY SPORTS DI6EST Wildcat Wrestling Club The Wildcat Wrestling Club, open to athletes 6 years old and higher, is holding practices on Tuesday and Thursday eve.nings at the Ukiah High School gym from 6 to 8 p.m. Interested individuals looking to work on their skills can sign up on site. Ukiah Women's Athletic Association meeting The Ukiah Women's Athletic Association will be holding a women's slow-pitch softball meeting for the 2004 season at Wright Stuff Pizza on Wednesday, March 17, at 6:30 p.m. ., , ,-, n ., ( ;-j All women interested in playTVig softball are welc'bme to attend. City Mean's Softball League . The City .- of < Ukiah Community Service Department's 2004 men's softball league season will begin soon. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on March 18 at The Pub in Ukiah. League play is : scheduled to begin May 3. Team fees are $450 for.the sponsor fee and $25 per player (checks payable to the City of Ukiah). Registration forms are available at the Ukiah Civic Center. The priority registration deadline for returning team sponsors is March 26 and the general deadline is April 16. Player fees will be collected from team managers at the first game. Register early, as space is limited. For additional information, call 463-6713. Puma soccer coaches needed The Ukiah Valley Youth Soccer League is currently accepting letters of application for competitive team coaches for the 2004-2005 playing season. These teams travel'outside of the Ukiah area and are for players in under 10 through under 19 years old; Include in the letter the age and gender of the group(s) you are interested in coaching, an outline of any playing and coaching experience that you have, and any licenses held (CYSA, USYSA, NSCAA, referee). All coaches mus.t apply by March 20. Questions can be directed lo tfjp Soccer Hotline at 407i-9797 or to Susan Grahani 'ai 467-0593. The.application «Wy be sent to: Ukiuh Puma Committee, P.O.Box U42, Ukiah, Calif., 95482. Mendocino County Sheriffs PAL Martial Arts Program The Mendocino County SeeUlGKSKPage? 1C BASEBMLI MARIN14, MENDOCINO 6 Costly errors kill Mendocino's come-back efforts Amy Wcllnitz/The Dally Journal Beau Milner guards the plate after catching the throw from third baseman Johny Fomasi. Milner successfully tagged out the would-be scorer. By DAMIAN SEBOUHIAN The Ukiah Daily Journal UKIAH ,- The Eagles were humbled at home by visiting Marin College 14-6 on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles got their runs in small spurts, while Mafin's runs came in floods. t It started out good for the Eagles, walking away from the bottom of the first with two runs after stopping Marin for no hits. Then came the top of the second inning and starting pitcher Justin Nadeau watched his team's lead evaporate, as Marin jumped ahead with four runs on four hits. Both teams did little on offense in the third and fourth innings, then Marin got hot at the top of the fifth, scoring three runs before coach Matt Gordon pulled Nadeau for Jose Batres. Nadeau had two wild pitches in the inning and two walks. Batres faced with two runners on and no outs threw his first pitch for a base hit, bringing home the man on third. The next batter Batres faced popped up a sacrifice fly, bringing the score to 9-2. Batres was finally bailed out of the inning with the next batter who hit into a double play. Mendocino tried to make a game of it by coming right back and loading the bases. Johnny Fomasi led the way with a base hit up the middle on a I-2 pitch. Billy Shaul jvas up next and walked on a full-count pitch. Phillip Lopez got hit to load the bases and Marin pulled its starting pitcher. Beau Milner then hit into a double play for the first two outs of the inning. Steven Expinoza finished what Fomasi had started by swinging at the first pitch for a double to bring home two runs. The fifth inning was brought to a close as Justin Tenhave hit into the infield and was thrown out at first. Mendocino tightened up on defense for the next three innings and chipped away at the Marin lead in the eighth with another two-run spurt, making it 9-6. Then came the ninth inning, which looked almost identical to the fifth as Mangot hot and the pitching combination of Batres, Carter and Taylor got cold. "You can't win a game if you walk that many men and make that many errors." Coach Gordon said after the game. The Eagles finished with seven errors. The game ended with Mendocino only managing one run in the bottom of the ninth. Not enough to overcome their defensive woes. Only Shaul went hitless in the game for Mendocino and only Milner got more than one hit, finishing the night with two, including one RBI. Steven Espinoza had two RBIs as did Christopher Castillo. Mendocino's next home game is against Santa Rosa on March 20 at I p.m. Prep Sports In Brief Ukiah freshmen rally for win The Daily Journal The Ukiah boys freshman baseball team came from behind to beat visiting Casa Grande 6-5. After trailing 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh Nick Henry, Chris Cooper and Ty Murdock all consecutively singled to load the bases. Ricy Powers popped up a sacrifice fly to score Henry, cutting the score 5-4. Chad Bunting was walked, loading the bases again. Andrew Brown sealed the game with a single that drove in two runs. Logan Masner pitched the first five innings. Ricky Powers closed it. JV team wins, varsity girls lose UKIAH - The Varsity and JV girls softball teams hosted St. Vinent's two Freshmen Softball team softball teams and came away with two separate results. The Varsity squad lost its match against St. Vincent 3-1, dropping its record to 3-1. Sarah Redding (3-1) got her first loss of the season by giving up 2 hits and one earned run. She also struck out four and walked two. Nicole Irwin got the only hit for the Varsity team. Ukiah's JV girls beat St. Vincent's JV squad, 6-2. Mary Triana pithed the win. wins big POTTER VALLEY - The Freshman softball team travelled to Potter Valley and defeated the varsity squad 16-6. This is the second varsity team Ukiah (3-1) has defeated and its only loss has come from a varsity team. Mikaela Hyler is credited with the win, pitching five innings. Sarah Newstal closed out the game, pitching the last two innings. Eagles lose double-header Amy VVellulti/Tlie Dally Journal Megan FarrJumps to catch the highthrow from the mound. The runner dove safely to the plate. The Eagles lost both games against Diablo Valley The Dally Journal The Mendocino College softball team lost both games in a double header against Diablo Valley College Tuesday afternoon. With star pitcher Summer Adams unable to pitch due to injury, Diablo Valley took advantage, winning the first game 6-3 and the second 3-2. In the first game Summer Adams went 2-for-4, A.J. Antoni was l-for-3 with one RBI and Taylor Aggi finished l-for-2, including a double. In the second Jessie Kitak went l-for-3 and Tylor Aggi finished l-for-2. Aggi's record as a pitcher is now 5-2. The Eagles' overall record is 14-3. For its next game, Mendocino travels to Napa for a double-header on Thursday, March 18 at I p.m. It's next home game will be on Tuesday, March 23 against Laney College at 1 p.m. Prosecutor angered in Bryant case By CINDY BROVSKY Associated Press Writer EAGLE, Colo. — Kobe Bryant's defense lawyers have repeatedly made irrelevant and sometimes unfounded suggestions about the woman who accused him of sexual assault and may have influenced potential jurors, prosecutors charged in a court filing Tuesday. Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert criticized defense requests for information about whether the woman had medical therapy after the alleged assault and whether she plans to write a book or file a civil suit against the Los Angeles Lakers star. Hurlbert said prosecutors have no knowledge ol any medical therapy the woman may have received, and said Bryant's lawyers violated federal privacy laws if they obtained such information. He also said he knows nothing about a possible book or a civil suit and said such questions contaminate the jury pool. "The defense has repeatedly filed documents , publicly which reveal information (often based upon rumor, innuendo and lies) for which no relevancy determination has been made," Hurlbert's filing said. "The defense has revealed information by stating it in open court with the result that the information has been widely publicized," he wrote. Defense attorney Pamela Mackey did not return an after- hours phone message seeking comment. The woman has accused Bryant of raping her June 30 at a mountain resort where she worked and he was a guest. Bryant,-25, has said the two had consensual sex. He faces four years to life in prison or 20 years to life on probation if convicted of the felony sexual assault charge.