The News Journal from Wilmington, Delaware on October 2, 1981 · Page 19
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1 T1 V EVENING JOURNAL Friday, Oct. 2. 1981 B7 Delaware discovers another son in major league baseball ranks N A THURSDAY, Sept. 24, column I noted that rookie pitcher " Chris Welsh of the San Dieeo Padres lists Wilmington as his birthplace. However, there is nothing in our files on any Delaware background pertaining to the 26-year-old left-hander. In response to my request for readers' assistance came an immediate reply from Dorothy Welsh of Wilmington, an employee at the Du Pont Experimental Station. Identifying herself as an aunt of the Padres' 6-foot-2, 185-pound pitcher, Dorothy filled in the blanks. "Chris was born April 14, 1955 that's Pete Rose's birthday at Delaware Hospital. That's how the hospital was known then. He attended Aldersgate Methodist Church kindergarten on Concord Pike and I believe he had started first grade at St. Mary Magdalen when his family moved to Cincinnati. That was 20 years ago, when Chris was 6. The move to Cincinnati was made because his dad, a Hercules employee, was transferred there. "Chris' dad, Daniel G. Welsh, was born in New York but had moved with his family to Delaware when he was 2. His dad graduated from Salesianum and the University of Delaware (chemical engineering), where one of his classmates was the late Tom Malone of the News-Journal staff. "Chris' grandmother, Mrs. Daniel G. Welsh Sr., that's my mother, lives with me in Wilmington. Chris is her only grandchild. I recently took my mother to Cincinnati so she could watch her grandson pitch. It was her first big league game." Dorothy Welsh, a native Delawarean, pointed out that last year Chris was a teammate of Newark's Steve Taylor in the minor leagues. "When Chris was at the University of South Florida," said Dorothy, "he was a member of an athletic council that met to select a new baseball coach. The choice was Robin Roberts (Phillies' Hall of Fame pitcher). Chris played' one season under Roberts." In this his rookie season in the majors, Delaware-born Chris Welsh opened many eyes with a three-hit 6-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sept. 21 in one of his best showings of the season. He allowed just one runner to reach second base and struck out four batters in boost- Matt Zabitka ing his record to 6-6. He was acquired by the Padres in a preseason trade with the Yankees, who had selected him in the 21st round of the free-agent draft on June 7, 1977. Now, Delaware has three players in Ihe big leagues. The others are Dover pitcher Renie Martin with the Kansas City Royals and former Dickinson High athlete John Wock-enfuss with the Detroit Tigers. PfcELAWARE IS NOT only well 3 B represented on college foot-nl ball fields across the nation, there's also a strong First State flavor in the country's collegiate coaching ranks. At last count, there were 23 coaches people who in the past had some form of Delaware football affiliation as a high school or college player, or as a scholastic or college coach coaching on the college level outside Delaware. The roll call reads: HEAD COACHES (8): Ron Roger-son, Maine; Mickey Kwiatkowski, Hofstra; Jim Colbert, C.W. Post; Mark Federici, Western New England College; Don Miller, Trinity; Mickey Heinecken, Middlebury; Barry Streeter, Gettysburg; Tom Lapinski, Swarthmore. ASSISTANT COACHES (15): John Bove, Penn State; Joe Moglia, Dartmouth; Jim Fletcher, Northeastern; Bill Zwaan, U. S. Merchant Marine Academy; Tom Olivadotti, Miami; Rocky Rees, Bucknell; Tony Caia, Cheyney State; Bob Depew, Maine; Mike Hodgson, Maine; Chris Raymond, Maine; John Carney, Penn; John D'Ottavio, Gettysburg; John Morabito, Ferrum; Jim Grube, Middlebury; Scott Humphrey, East Stroudsburg. Anyone know of any others? I'll be glad to add them to the list. Sarah Cashman of Wilmington, along with Beth Moseley of Lexington, Maine, will co-captain the women's varsity basketball team at Colgate University this coming season. A 5-foot-9 junior forward, Cash-man played a major role in aiding the Lady Raiders to their first-ever New York State AIAW Division II championship with a 19-6 record last winter. She sparked the team with an average of 15.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. She had a single-game high of 32 points in an 83-70 win over Ithaca. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.T. Cashman of Nottingham Road. Tower Hill School product John Morris has been shifted to another starting position in this his senior year at Bowdoin. A atarting split end in 1930, he surfaced as a starting offensive tackle last Saturday when the Polar Bears ushered in their football season with a 30-13 romp over Hamilton. In the eyes of Jack Smiley, St. Mark's High football coach, there is no team in the state with two people in the same backfield who are of the same high quality as Glasgow's Mike Hubbard and George Olson. Smiley speaks from eyewitness experience. The Dragon duo was responsible for inflicting the heaviest damage against the Spartans in their 22-21 loss to Glasgow last Friday night. "Hubbard is a game-breaker," said Smiley. "It seemed like every time he got the ball there was a hush over the stadium, as if the fans anticipated another touchdown or great run. He can break a game at any time. He's an explosive runner. Every time he got the ball I held my breath on the sidelines, hoping someone would bring him down. "And Olson is pure power. He comes right at you, challenges you, and he can read defenses well. "Olson and Hubbard . . . they're two of the finest backs I've yet seen." Olson and Hubbard . . . they're two major reasons Glasgow is undefeated. 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In the boys race, Jamie Page of Wicomico, Md., was the winner in 16:48, Steve Tiller of Kent County, Md., was second in 16:48 and Rob McCleary of Caesar Rodney was third in 16 49. CR won the boys race with 85 points and Wood-bridge High was second with 99. Jeff Ward of Sussex Central finished fourth, Jeff Harvey of Christiana High took fifth place and Chris Blackwell of Woodbridge was sixth. There were 22 schools competing in the boys race and 204 runners took part in the two varsity races. New Castle Raiders eye 1st win The New Castle Raiders, still looking for their first win in the Delaware Valley Football Com-ference, will host the Philadelphia Saints at 8 p.m. Saturday at Bay-nard Stadium. Last Saturday, the Raiders bowed 23-0 to Far Northeast Philadelphia. Earlier this season, they lost to the Upper Darby Sharks 12-7 and the Chester Mustangs 12-0. Raider Coach Oscar Asparagus is optimistic that there'll be a change in his team's fortunes in the upcoming game. And one player he's banking on to lead the way is Howard "Spike Jones, among the few remaining original Raider players still with the club. At 30, oldest on the team, Jones is a 6-foot-6, 245-pound offensive guard, who's also listed as an assistant coach. He played his school football at Brown Vocational. He attended Delaware one year, then transferred to Delaware State, where he was red-shirted his first year because of the transfer. He never did get to play football at Delaware State, opting instead for six years of service in the Navy. He has been with the Raiders four years, serving as captain every year. Married and the father of two children, Jones is a computer technician with Burroughs Corp. by day and a dedicated, intense football player by night. "If 'Spike' has a good game Saturday night, I'm sure we're gonna win it, said Mike Pasquale, a sidelined Raider (pulled groin muscle), who now serves as the team's spokesman. 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