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Saturday, May 21, 1988
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Local briefs Local gym standouts in regionals Mark Booth and Nicola Demonavich will lead a contingent of local gymnasts in boys' and girls' Western regional meets this weekend. Fifteen local boys will compete in the Junior Olympic Boys' Region I Championships today and Sunday at Monterey, Calif., said Jim Boehmler, men's state director of the Nevada Gymnastics Association. Five local girls, meanwhile, are headed for today's United States Association of Independent Gymnastic Clubs (USA1GC) Region I Championships at Santa Rosa, Calif., according to Al Lansdon, girls' head coach at Gymnastics Nevada. Region I consists of California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii. The boys' meet is for gymnasts 21 and under in Class I (advanced), Class II (advanced-intermediate) and Class III (intermediate). The girls' meet is open. The boys must achieve a cumulative score of 98 in all 12 events (six compulsory and six optional) to qualify for the nationals June 25-26 at Albuquerque, N.M. The girls need a cumulative score of 34.4 in four events uneven bars, floor exercises, balance beam and vault to advance to their nationals June 9-12 at Greenville, S.C. All events are scored on a scale of 0-10. Booth, a 15-year-old member of the Reno Gymnastic Center, has won four straight state championships and qualified for the past three nationals. "He stands to do very well at the Class II level possibly even win," said Boehmler. "He's never been a regional champion at Class II. This might be the year." Among the other boys competing at Monterey are Sevren Sauvola and Danny Ryssman of Reno Gymnastic Center; brothers Ty, Enoch and Jason Fredericks of Gymnastics Nevada; and Rusty Maehara and Phillip Glenn of Flips Gymnastics in Sparks. Demonavich, a 14-year-old member of Reno Gymnastic Center, won the elite all-around title in the state championships this year. "She's had a lot of injuries in the last four years, but she's been injury-free this year," Lansdon said. Other girls competing at Santa Rosa are Carrie Ercanbrack, Felicia Bell, Aimee Ludlow of Reno Gymnastic Center; Kari Keller of Gymnastics Nevada; and Brynne Tamori of Flips. Boxing today in Stateline Kenneth Gould of Rockford, 111., a two-time U.S. champion will face rival Soviet Alexsander Ostrovsky in the featured bout in the opening round of the U.S.-U.S.S.R. Heavyweight Invitational today at Harrah's Lake Tahoe in Stateline. Gould was the world amateur title in the 147-pound class in 1986, but lost . the title in 1987 to Ostrovsky, who also won his weight class in the 1986 Goodwill Games. Bomani Parker of Richmond, Calif., will battle Andrei Karivaev of in a 178-pound bout in a rematch of one of last year's bouts in the U.S.-U.S.S.R. series. Other bouts scheduled include: Frank Lyles of Syracuse, N.Y., vs. Evegni Zaitsev of Jambul at 156 pounds; Alan Conrad of the U.S. Navy vs. Andrei Kurniavka of Frunze at 165 pounds; Joseph Pemberton of the U.S. Marine Corps vs. Sergei Kobozev of Costroma and Alfred Cole of the U.S. Army vs. Renat Trishev of Tashkent at 178 pounds; Gary Butler of the U.S. Marine Corps vs. Alexsander Zolkin of Moscow and Charlton Hollis of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., vs. Evgeni Sudakov of Dimitrograd at 201 pounds; and Robert Salter of the U.S. Army vs. fight Viascheslev Yakolev of Magadan in the heavyweight division. The two teams will meet again on May 27 in Jacksonville, Fla. Tickets are $20 in Harrah's second-floor convetion center. Doors open at 3 p.m. with the first bout scheduled for 4 p.m. Cobras sign Zendejas Former University of Nevada-Reno place-kicker Marty Zendejas signed a free-agent contract Thursday with the Los Angeles Cobras of the Arena Football League, said UNR sports information director Paul Stuart. Zendejas holds the NCAA Division I record with 385 points in 1984-87. He will join former UNR teammate Eric Beavers, a back-up quarterback, on the Cobras. The Arena Football League uses a 50-yard field with eight players on a team. Lassen falls in tournament SACRAMENTO The Lassen Community College baseball team dropped a 7-2 decision to the Marin Mariners Friday in the first round of the California State Northern Regional Tournament. Scott Taylor had four hits and Coy Baldwin had three RBI for the Mariners, now 31-10. - Lassen was led by Scott Simpson, who had two hits and an RBI as the Cougars fell to 29-14. They face American River at 9 a.m. today at Sacramento City College. Sacramento City College defeated American River and will face Marin immediately following the Lassen-American River game. Giants' Speier slams the lid on Expos The slump is over. The patience San Francisco Giants manager Roger Craig has been preaching since the season began was rewarded Friday night with a 112 victory against Montreal that put life back into preseason expectations. Chris Speier's sixth-inning grand slam, his career fourth, led the Giants' 13 hit parade on a warm night before 17,151 fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. "This is a good sign," said Craig. "We were just waiting for it to happen, just wondering why it took so long. I kind of made up my mind that we'd have to get by on good defense and good pitching this year and all of a sudden we score 11 runs. "I can't remember it being this nice, It must have been 80 degrees. If I have two more wins on this homestand, I'll be happy." Candy Maldonado's solo homer in the fourth and Will Clark's two-run shot in the fifth gave the Giants a 5-1 lead before Speier added four more. Bob Melvin added insult with a two-run homer in the seventh. Clark said he knew it was going to be a Silver Sox , From page 1B in team ERA, it was business as usual. "(Low scoring games) are the key for us," Ports manager Dave Huppert said. "When we don't give up a lot of runs, we are going to win." The Silver Sox' Mike Warren, who in one stretch retired 11 batters in a row, took the loss, dropping his record to 2-3. "He's going through some tenderness in his arm, pitching in pain," Sox pitching coach Alan Fowlkes said. "But he turned in a gutsy performance tonight." Warren pitched a no-hitter for the Oakland A's in 1983. The Ports' starting, and winning, pitcher Steve Monson, 7-1, also was in pain. But his arm felt great. "I had to change shoes in the first inning because my foot is ripped up," Monson said. "There were a couple of innings when I just wasn't comfortable." He became more uncomfortable in the seventh when, with the score 3-2, he walked Gregg Ward to lead off the inning and, after recording an out, he hit Jim Pace with a pitch. "I wanted to go high on him," Monson said. "The ball rode out of my hand and hit him." With one out, Reno had the tying and go ahead runs on base. Stockton had something better: relief pitching. "We have an outstanding bullpen," Huppert said. "In the late innings I've got three or four guys and I'm not afraid to use any of them." Danny Fitzpatrick came into the game. Chris Holmes struck out and pinch-hitter Jamie Allison lined out to right. "I used my slider a lot tonight," Fitzpatrick said. "And I was hitting my spots." Fitzpatrick worked the eighth and ninth to earn his seventh save of the year. Shon Ashley started the scoring in the Ports' second inning with a home run to left field. The Sox tied it up 1-1 in the third. With two out, Mike Garner drove one to the alley in right-center, Bobby Jones raced Lawyer: Parker's drug use By Alan RobinsonAP PITTSBURGH -Major league teams ignored evidence in the late 1970s and early 1980s that many top players were drug abusers because the teams wanted them to keep playing, lawyers for Dave Parker charged. Bowie Kuhn, baseball commissioner at the time, failed to act against known abusers even after his investigator uncovered heavy cocaine use, in order to contain adverse publicity that could have damaged baseball's image, Parker's attorneys said in court documents filed Friday. Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis, himself a former drug user, said in a sworn statement that in the mid and late 1970s, "the overwhelming Parker""4 Angels switch signals, BOSTON Facing Boston ace Roger Clemens, Butch Wynegar was happy when the California Angels changed the bunt sign to hit-and-run. Wyengar responded with a tie-breaking double and Mark McLemore added an RBI single in the 10th inning Friday night, lifting the Angels to a 4-2 victory over Clemens and the Red Sox. After Chico Walker walked to start the 10th, Wynegar received the sacrifice sign from third base coach Moose Stubing. "It's hard enough to hit Clemens let alone try to bunt his 90-mile-per-hour fastball," Wynegar said. "I didn't like the idea of bunting, but I tried and fouled off the first pitch. "I was hoping for a change when I looked down, and was happy to see a switch to hit-and-run. I just concentrated on making contact and got good wood on the ball with Chico running and he scored standing up." Wynegar figured the hit made up for what he felt was his fielding lapse thaty permitted Boston to tie the score 2-2 with an unearned run in the eighth. Slugger Jim Rice fanned for what would have been the third out, but the pitch was in the dirt and got away from the catcher, National League good night at Candlestick during batting practice. "The ball was jumping in the air and no wind was blowing tonight," he said. Speier replaced second baseman Robby Thompson in the top of the second after Thompson injured his left quadricep tagging out Hubie Brooks on the basepath. Speier had seven hits in his last 10 at-bats before Friday. But in his two at-bats before the slam, he reached base on an error and flied to center. So the Expos didn't expect much after they intentionally walked leadoff hitter Brett Butler to load the bases. Speier's grand slam came off reliever Jeff Par-rett's first pitch and sailed over the center-field fence. Melvin lauded starter Mike LaCoss, whose pitching got lost in the Giants' run production. "He really didn't have his fastball, but he did have his curve," said Melvin. "It's good when a pitcher doesn't have his best stuff and still gets by." In seven innings, LaCoss (3-3) allowed CAUGHT STEALING: Reno's Cary Grubb over and cut it off on a hop, holding Garner to first base. On the next pitch, Garner stole second and scored on Ted Milner's hit to right. In the Ports fourth, Ashley fought off a pitch on the hands for a single to left. Bobby Jones followed with a single and moved to second on the late throw to third base. Then, on Minit-Lube night at Moana Stadium, a slippery ball gave the Ports the decisive runs. Bill Spiers, the 13th pick in June's amateur draft, blooped a single just over majority of major league baseball players in both leagues were substance abusers and the symptoms were evident and ignored by management." The Pittsburgh Pirates are suing their former outfielder to keep from making $5.3 million in deferred payments owed Parker under the five-year contract he negotiated in January 1979, shortly after he won the 1978 National League Most Valuable Player award. Parker is now with the Oakland Athletics. The Pirates claim the former All-Star Game MVP was addicted to cocaine for nearly five years, that it caused an admittedly serious decline in Parker's play and that his fraudulent refusal to disclose his drug use legally cancels the team's financial obligations to him. Parker's attorney, Louis Willenken, said in a pretrial statement released Friday that the Pirates knew about Parker's cocaine use but ignored it and never complained until it came time to pay him. American League allowing the runner on third to score. "It was a fork ball, a good one dropping down," Wynegar said. "I blocked balls in the dirt all night, but this one got away from me." Clemens, 6-2, walked only two while raising his major league-leading strikeout total to 102 with nine. DeWayne Buice, 1-2, who replaced starter Chuck Finley at the start off the eighth, got the victory. Bryan Harvey pitched the 10th for his second save. MARINERS 3, ORIOLES 2 at Baltimore Alvin Davis singled home Harold Reynolds in the eighth inning to lead Seattle past Baltimore. Reynolds reached first on an error by second baseman Bill Ripken to open the inning, and advanced on a sacrifice bunt and an infield out before Davis' single. Mark Langston, 4-3, worked into the eighth inning, leaving after a leadoff walk to Fred Lynn. Mike Jackson pitched two scoreless innings for his first save of the season. i in, .nmtiwim u nmmtfmKmmmmmf jwww mu mumiii.i. a.Jwuwip'ifwj,,.iiiiiiuiii 11 mmma . n nmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm 4S i ; C .'v NX v- N i t Jy . . w - . - jT ssZr I . : y -r . " .C-' . 1 .....y ,. s..s ,' ys..-.A. I - ' .. ' ,n ,-'yY SniroiTfH seven hits, two runs, including one homer, and struck out one. Montreal's Bryn Smith (2-3), who had won two of his last three decisions and had given up only one run in each of those games, was the loser. PIRATES 10. BRAVES 3 at Pittsburgh Mike Diaz drove in three runs with his first two hits of the season as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak. Junior Ortiz also drove in three runs for the Pirates, who scored three runs each in the first, third and fourth innings off Braves starter Tom Glavine, 1-6. Mike Dunne, 2-2, picked up his first win since opening day. He allowed nine hits and three runs over 7 innings. REDS 7, CUBS 2 at Cincinnati Paul O'Neill drove in three runs and Mario Soto won the lOOth game of his career as Cincinnati defeated Chicago. Soto, 3-2, allowed five hits, three of them by first baseman Mark Grace. He struck out six and walk one in his third complete game of the season. Reds rookie Jeff Treadway had three hits, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. puts the tag on Stockton's Bobby Jones, short. The ball had backspin and rolled away from the shortstop Sam Ferreti, as both runners scored to make it 3-1. In Reno's sixth inning, Cary Grubb brought the crowd to a foot-stomping frenzy with a one-out triple. Grubb scored on Kinney Sims' single. But the rally died. The Ports, 31-10, have the best record in professional baseball. Reno dropped to 12-31. Ken Whitfield, who was signed Thursday as a free-agent, had a single in his first at-bat in a Silver Sox uniform. overlooked "By 1981, it became general knowledge that many players were using cocaine to one extent or another and the Pirates certainly knew Dave as well as others had used cocaine," according to the statement. "The Pirates could have, but chose not to do something at that time. Dave still had half his contract period to go. "The Pirates' inaction is not surprising; they had a history in the 1970s and early 1980s of knowing about, but ignoring, drug use and substance abuse." Parker will reveal names of other players who used drugs if the case goes to trial "pursuant to proper confidentiality procedures," according to the pretrial statement. Parker's attorneys said the Pirates weren't the only team to ignore what baseball insiders knew was a mushrooming cocaine problem. Kuhn, according to the statement, "ignored indications of cocaine use where such use had not become public." cross up Red Sox ace TIGERS 14, WHITE SOX 6 at Chicago Alan Trammel! hit an upper-deck homer, a double and two singles to spark Detroit. Ray Knight and Darrell Evans each had three of the Tigers' 20 hits. It was Detroit's third straight victory and Chicago's fifth loss in a row, their longest losing streak of the year. Frank Tanana, 7-2, gave up three runs and three hits all in the fourth inning. Detroit got a pair of runs in the first off Jerry Reuss, 2-2, when Tom Brookens doubled, Luis Salazar walked and Trammel and Chet Lemon followed with RBI singles. Doubles by Knight and Jim Walewander produced a run in the second and the Tigers made it 4-0 when Tram-mell hit his seventh homer this season in the third. BLUE JAYS 3. BREWERS 1 at Milwaukee Jim Clancy got his first victory in a month and Lloyd Moseby homered as Toronto beat Milwaukee. Clancy, 2-4 and winless in his five previous starts, struck out six and gave a Reno Gazette-Journal Saturday, May 21, 1988 3B ASTROS S. CARDINALS 3 at St. Louis Billy Hatcher went S for 5, Including a tie-breaking RBI single in the ninth inning, and unbeaten Bob Knepper won his sixth game as Houston won its fourth straight game. Loser Scott Terry, 2-2, walked pinch-hitter Terry Puhl to open the ninth with the score tied 2-2. After Gerald Young's sacrifice moved Puhl to second, Todd Worrell relieved Terry and gave up a run-scoring single to Hatcher on his first pitch. Kevin Bass and Rafael Ramirez added two-out RBI singles to make it 5-2. PADRES 4. PHILLIES 3 at San Dirgo Roberto Alomar drove in the winning run with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning as San Diego snapped a four-game losing streak. Mike Schmidt hit his 535th career homer for the Phillies, moving him past Jimmie Foxx into the No. 8 spot on the all-time lost. Shane Mack singled to start the winning rally off Phillies reliever Kent Tekulve, 1-4. After Mack moved to second on Gary Templeton's sacrifice bunt, Tekulve struck out Dickie Thon for the second out. Wire service reports Tom SpltzGazette-Journal who is out attempting to steal third. In the last three games, Sam Ferreti' and Ted Milner have either scored or knocked in six of the Sox's eight total runs. SILVER SOX NOTES According to Harry Piatt, Silver Sox general manager, former Los Angeles Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers relief pitcher Steve Howe contacted the Silver Sox on Monday. "I wouldn't take a chance on (signing) him," Piatt said. "He's let too many people down." Athletics From page 1B balls to Hubbard. Reliever Neil Allen completed the walk and a walk to Walt Weiss loaded the bases for Lansford's two-run single that made it 5-1. Henderson doubled in the seventh, scored on Hubbard's single and Hassey hit a sacrifice fly. Hassey has 13 RBI in his last 13 games. Don Baylor had an RBI single in the eighth and Lansford finished his fourth four-hit game of the year with an RBI single in the ninth. Stan Javier then had a two-run single. Welch balked home Bobby Meacham, who had doubled, in the third. In the seventh, Dave Winfield doubled, Meacham walked and pinch-hitter Jay Buhner and Rickey Henderson had RBI singles. The Yankees hurt themselves with two base running mistakes. Henderson was thrown out at the plate by right fielder Canseco in the first inning trying to score from second on a single. Buhner overran second base and was thrown out from center field by Henderson in the seventh. John, who turns 45 on Sunday and is the oldest player in the majors, fell to 22-18 lifetime against Oakland. up seven hits before giving way to reliever David Wells with one out in the seventh after a single by Jim Gantner and double by Paul Molitor. Moseby hit his fifth homer of the season in the third inning, when the Blue Jays knocked out Milwaukee starter Bill Weg-man, 4-5. ROYALS 4, INDIANS 3 at Kansas City, Mo. Bo Jackson's two-out double in the eighth inning scored Bill Pecota with the winning run for Kansas City. The Royals, who prevented Cleveland from moving into first place in the American League East, had blown a 3-1 lead. But Bill Buckner's infield single in the eighth was followed by Jackson's double off the left-field wall off John Farrell, 4-3. Steve Farr then pitched the ninth for his second save. TWINS VS. RANGERS at Arlington, Texas The game was postponed, with Minnesota leading 2-0, because of rain. The teams will make up the game with a doubleheader on Sunday. Wire service reports

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