Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1990 · Page 15
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sssri s=% j___ *™C=:~ yg=w^ ^ sssa Hii—E 3 -"- -" TTT"^ iTelale^iSlcaB Classifieds inside Saturday, September 20,2003 — Page 15 SPORTS Burnett named Eastern League's top picher. Page 17 Hurricane Isabel puts many games on hold From Staff,Wire Reports About 150 high school football games across Pennsylvania had to be postponed Friday after the heavy rains of Tropical Storm Isabel. . Indiana High's scheduled game against Kiski Area was among many that were called off throughout the WPIAL. The Indians and Cavaliers will meet Pirates make it tough By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — The Chicago Cubs kept hearing how they have the softest down-the-stretch schedule of any NL contender. Probably doesn't seem so soft •now. ; On a night they hoped to take the NL Central lead, the Cubs in- jstead dropped IVz games behind •Houston. Despite scoring 16 'runs and getting 21 hits Friday, .jthe Cubs split a doubleheader in •Pittsburgh while the Astros were beating St. Louis 8-1. The Cubs had plenty of time to Scoreboard watch during the nearly seven-hour twinbill, and they didn't like what they saw. "We're going to need some help," Cubs manager Dusty .Baker said after the momentum generated by a 10-9 victory in the opener didn't carry over to a 10-6 "loss in the second game. , He could have been talking about his own pitching staff, which had a rough evening against a Pirates team that assured itself of an llth consecutive losing season by dropping the opener. Uv^'fe'.iV-^/v ''':.'•'.Pirates rookieySgMi^jBay.di^Sjfe^ in eight runs — \ JqneVshort of the club record — against Carlo's Zambrano in the first game. In :the second game, Juan Cruz (2-6) couldn't hold a 3-2 lead generated by Sammy Sosa's 535th career homer, immediately giving up four runs in Pittsburgh's go- ahead fifth inning. "They know the Pirates are going to play them tough," Baker said. "They're not taking anybody lightly. The Pirates have got a bunch of young'guys who are hitting real well right now .and they're playing hard." . The Cubs have five games remaining against the Pirates and three against the Reds, another out-of-contention club. "You lose a game now and it seems overwhelming, but we can't hang our heads because we lost the second game,". Moises Alou said. "We've got to come back and try to win Saturday and Sunday — and hope Houston loses a few." "We know exactly what they're fighting for," thePirates' Jack Wilson said. "We're Scoreboard watching, too. We played them two good games and we hope to carry that through the weekend." Matt Stairs hit a solo homer and Carlos Rivera had an RBI double in the second game as the Pirates won their sixth in nine games. Jack Wilson added a two- run single and Craig Wilson drove in two runs. In the opener, Bay's eight RBIs were the most by a Pirates player since Hall of Famer Ralph Kiner had eight against Brooklyn in 1950 and nearly matched the team of nine set by Johnny Rizzo against St. Louis in 1939. But the Cubs won despite blowing a five- run lead. Bay had more RBIs in his first three at-bats than he did previously in his 21-game career. He hit a grand slam in the second, a two-run shot in the fourth and a two-run double in the fifth, all off Carlos Zambrano. i Coming into the doubleheader, Bay had two homers and six RBIs in 55 career at-bats. "Some days you have a feeling that everything slows down and your swing is where it needs to be," he said. "I was going up there with a simple plan, to see a fastball and hit it." ! If Zambrano hadn't thrown a run-scoring wild pitch just before Bay doubled in the fifth, the rookie might have tied Rizzo's club record. : NOTES: According to Canada's baseball Hall of Fame, Bay's eight RBIs are the most by a Canadian- born player in a major league game. ... Sosa will tie Mickey Mantle (536 homers) for 10th place with his next homer.... Bay was O-for-4 in the second game. tonight (7:30) at Davis Field in Vandergrift. Also tonight, Punxsutawney will play its District 9 League game against Clearfield at Jack LaMarca Stadium {7:00 kickoff). At least 120 games were postponed in the eastern half of the state, Including games throughout Chester, Delaware, Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne and SchuylMll counties. In the Read- ing and AUentown areas, a scant half-dozen games kicked off as originally scheduled. In central Pennsylvania, there were also widespread postponements, including games in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties. From Erie County in the north to Bedford County along the state's southern border in west- ern Pennsylvania, at least 30 games were postponed. Several games, including four in the Heritage Conference, had been moved forward to Thursday to beat the storm. A number of other teams, unable to play on waterlogged home fields, found other places with artificial turf and went ahead with games Friday evening. SCHOLASTIC FOOTBALL Friday's games Clarion-Limestone 60, West Shamokin 7 Apollo-Ridge 40, North Catholic 15 Today's games x-lndiana at Kiski Area, 7:30 p.m. Ligonier Valley at United, 1 p.m. x-Punxsutawney at Clearfield, 7 p.m. x-postponed Friday Workers at Mystic Rock had a very tough time replacing a section of a grandstand roof that was blown away the night before by Hurricane Isabel. (AP photo) Storm halts play at 84 Classic ByJOEMANDAK ' iter" FARMINGTON — Nobody knows how many days — or holes — are left in the 84 Lumber Classic. They can thank Hurricane Isabel for that. The second round was washed out Friday, and tour officials said they won't decide on the tournament's final schedule until late today or early Sunday. The competitors will play 18 holes today. The tournament could then be trimmed to 54 holes, with the final 18 played Sunday; it could remain at 72 holes with 18 holes each played Sunday and Monday; or, in the most likely scenario, officials could try to play the final 36 holes on Sunday. "It's all going to depend on the Sunday (weather)," PGA Tour tournament director Slugger White said, noting that forecasts call for sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s. "For,36,holes, we need <12 : hours,,and, that's about all we have,-from 'about 7:15 a.m. (tee time) to about—we could probably play.7:30 p.m., 7:40 p.m. But that's pretty much maxed out right there." White said the 7,726-yard, Pete Dye-designed course drained better than expected. Just one fairway bunker, on the par-5 eighth hole, needed to be pumped out. Still, at least seven fairways had so much water on them that they were unplayable. Organizers said they'll tighten the cut — from the top 70 and ties to the top 60 and ties — if they have to schedule 36 holes on Sunday to wrap up the tournament on schedule. The tournament is the 23rd of 40 tour events to be delayed by bad weather this year. Gavin Coles and Donnie Hammond were at 7-under 65, one stroke ahead of Brent Schwarzrock, Grant Waite and Michael Clark II. ,)"!&not,very different>formei We had to do the'same thing last week,'' SchWarzrock said, referring to'the rain-delayed John Deere Classic, where he placed 18th, 10 shots behind winner Vijay Singh. Tournament organizers tried to get 36 holes in last Sunday, too. Schwarzrock fit in only 29 holes then finished up Monday with his final seven. "In college, we played 36 holes (a day) a lot, with these three-round tournaments in two days, so we wouldn't miss classes," said second-year pro David Gossett. "I feel like 36 in one day is good. This course is hilly and I've got my stamina. I carried my own bag in college, and I've got a caddie with me now, so it's not so bad," said Gossett, who is among 15 players tied at 3-under 69, including British Open champion Ben Curtis. Greensburg native Rocco Mediate was among a group at 68. Pens drop exhibition opener to Islanders WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Justin Papineau scored the go- ahead goal early in the third period to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night in the exhibition hockey opener for both teams. Papineau's goal from the left faceoff circle came on a pass from Shawn Bates, who had stolen the puck. The Islanders' Justin Mapletoft forced a turnover that led to Arron Asham's goal from the left faceoff circle with 1:23 left. Teammate Trent Hunter finished the scoring 25 seconds later with an empty-netter. Pittsburgh's Konstantin Koltsov opened the scoring on the power play midway through the second period. New York's Jason Blake, who hit the crossbar on a shot in the first period, answered on the power play a minute later, beating Sebastien Caron by stuffing back a rebound off a shot from Janne Niinimaa. The game, played before 3,404 fans at the Wheeling Civic Center, was the first NHL exhibition contest ever played in West Virginia. The ECHUs Wheeling Nail- ers are a Penguins affiliate. The Islanders, under first-year coach Steve Stirling, had trained in Wheeling for a week. The Penguins play host to the Islanders tonight at Mellon Arena. The Penguins then move on to Wilkes-Barre to play Washington in the makeup of a game that had been called off Thursday because of Hurricane Isabel. The Penguins' Rico Fata and the Islanders' Dave Seatchard, left, reached for the puck to the left of Sebastien Caron. (AP photo) Pitt provides, awaits challenge at Toledo ByJOHNSEEWER Associated Press Writer TOLEDO, Ohio — It seems every season an upstart from the Mid-American Conference knocks off a team from one of the power conferences. It's already happened twice this year with Northern Illinois beating Maryland and Bowling Green knocking off Purdue two weeks ago. But Toledo coach Tom Amstutz says he won't use that to motivate his players when they take on No. 9 Pittsburgh tonight. "The truth about that is we don't talk about the other teams," he said. "We've never mentioned it." Maybe that's because the Rockets don't need to be convinced that they can play with schools from bigger conferences. Toledo, along with Marshall, has been the Mid-American Conference's dominant team over the last five seasons. During that span, the Rockets have beaten Penn State and Minnesota. They are 18'1 over the last three seasons at home, and they're feeling confident coming off a victory at Marshall. That's why they were all smiles this week when talking about playing the highest-ranked team ever to visit Toledo (2-1). "We come out every game knowing we can hang with anybody on our schedule," said first- year quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Gradkowski, who grew up in Pittsburgh, directs an offense that spreads the field and uses multiple formations. He has completed 60 percent of his passes this season with seven for touchdowns. He's also one of the fastest players on the team and always a threat to run. "We're always moving and shifting around," Gradkowski said. "We really have to open it up this week. Pitt coach Walt Harris recruited Gradkowski and has been impressed by his progress over the first three games. "I don't think we will rattle him," Harris said. "We have to cover him, so our rush gets to him. We have to have our linebackers in the zone so he has nowhere to go." Harris has warned his team not to be complacent. The Panthers (2-0) have been inconsistent in wins over Kent State and Ball State. And he doesn't expect Toledo to be intimidated by playing a Top 10 team. "They've been to bowl games before, so it's not as if this is their chance to go to a bowl," Harris said. "They are a veteran football team, a successful program, and I know they won't get so hyped up that they won't play four quarters." Slowing down quarterback Rod Rutherford will be Amstutz's top priority. He has thrown for seven touchdowns in only five quarters — five to wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, one of the nation's best. Toledo will start a pair of Pittsburgh natives in the defensive backfield — cornerback Brandon Hefflin and safety Patrick Body. Body knows what to expect from Rutherford after facing him in the Pittsburgh City League. "He's a great left-handed quarterback," Body said. "He's dangerous scrambling and throwing downfield." Vikings run past Trojans From Staff Reports PITTSBURGH — Jarrod Miller rushed for 219 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Apollo- Ridge Vikings to a 40-15 victory over the North Catholic Trojans in a WPIAL Class AA Allegheny Conference football game Friday night. Miller, who entered the game with 250 rushing yards, almost doubled the output while scoring the Vikings' first four touchdowns on runs of 33,30,19 and 8 yards. IDs first two scores helped the Vikings (3-1 overall, 2-0 conference) erase a 7-0 deficit. Miller now has 469 yards rushing and eight touchdowns. The senior scored the only touchdown of the second quarter as Apollo-Ridge took a 19-7 lead into halftime. Miller also scored the only touchdown of the third period, giving the Vikings a 20-point edge into the final 12 minutes. Doug Bandurak (24 yards) and Ian MUanak (27) capped off the scoring for the Vikings. Chris Stewart added 70 rushing yards and two receptions for 42 yards. He was followed by Mi- lanak (39 rushing yards) and Vandurak • (32). Apollo-Ridge rolled up 486 total yards, including 385 on the ground. David Dailey had to punt only once. The Vikings' Jeff Zelonka passed for 54 yards, and Brett Johnson threw for 47. Neither quarterback was intercepted. Aaron Bivens led the Trojans (1-3, 0-2) with 38 rushing yards, plus two receptions for 43 yards. One of his receptions was a 3- yard touchdown pass from Jason Schanbacher. Ryan Cronin caught two passes for 26 yards, including an 8-yard scoring pass from Joe DiMarco. North Catholic managed only 147 total yards, including 61 on the ground. Apollo-Ridge plays host to Shady Side Academy on Friday. Bereaved QB leads victory PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Quarterback Wayne Campbell led Charlotte High School to a victory Friday night, just hours after his father, who was also an assistant coach with the team, died from effects of an aneurysm. Wearing a yellow hand towel with "DAD" written on it, Campbell threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-15 victory over North Port High School. "My dad was watching me up in the sky, and he was with me every move I made," Campbell, 16, said. "And I just wanted to go out and play hard for him, just like every other Friday. "When he left he told me he wanted me to play, and that was the reason I played today," he told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Wayne C. Campbell, was teaching at the school Wednesday when he had a heart aneurysm. Campbell, 48, was rushed to Charlotte Regional Medical Center, where he underwent 13 hours of surgery. But doctors couldn't stop the bleeding and his kidneys failed. He died Friday. School officials considered postponing the game, but the Campbell family insisted it go on, faculty members said. Other family members attended the game, watching from a glassed-in VIP area. Flags flew at half mast and several players wore white wristbands marked in black with "Coach C," "RIP" and other messages. Campbell is survived by his wife, Sharon, two daughters and two sons, including Wayne, who was presented with the game ball

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