The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise from Seguin, Texas on July 24, 1988 · Page 4
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Seguin, Texas
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Sunday, July 24, 1988
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Page 4A • Sunday, July 24,1988 - The Seguin Gazette-Enterprise i nCoupon"muBT accompany ^^^ \ soiled clothes CLEANERS ' — ^M* — ,-* * fltlA fel A ••**!«> /"^Mtf r°a i r §19 N. Austin 'I 25%OFFJ This spaed $ available for | your advertising 5 needs! 11 £ NBC baseball tourney • Steelers revive; advance to finals • BRIAN BURROWSoftheSeguinSMI Steelers raps a base hit jduring the local club's 12-2 bombing of the Waco Pirates Major League roundup Friday night at the Fairgrounds Park. (Staff photaby Steve Boehm) By JOHN R. CORBETT Sports Editor Heading into the eighth inning of their Saturday night game at the Fairgrounds Park against the Houston Sonics, the Seguin SMI Steelers looked like they were ready for their first loss in the National Baseball Congress State Tournament. Seguin trailed the Sonics 3-2, had managed just five hits off Houston hurler Mike Stavinoha and' were quiet as church mice in the dugout. That's when shortstop Marvin Clack decided to make a noise that would wake up the dead. Clack led off the eighth with a towering homer to left field that tied the contest and gave the wake up call to the slumbering SMI offense as they went on to score five runs to take a 9-4 victory in a game pitting the final two unbeaten teams in the tourney. SMI plays for the title Sunday at 4 p.m. against the survivor of the 1 p.m., game which pits the Sonics against the winner of Saturday's late game between the Flatonia Southern Stars and the Dehart Tigers. Frank Isbell picked up the win on the mound for the local club as the hard-throwing right hander survived a solo homer by Stavinoha in the bottom of the sixth inning after SMI left fielder David Dahse had tied the game at 2-2 with a solo shot of his own in the top of the frame. The Steeler offense cracked four hits in their eighth inning rally and then put the finishing touches on the victory with two more runs in the ninth. SMI ended the evening with 12 hits paced by designated hitter Karl Rudison who had four hits and two RBI's. Rudison, who played for St. Edward's University this spring, is 8- f or-9 in the tournament. 1 * Veteran first baseman Ray Corb&t and Dahse both added three hits ea^h to the SMI cause. % Steve Cantu pitched the final inning for the Steelers. x Friday night the Steelers' winners bracket contest with the Waft) Pirates didn't get started until affer 10 p.m. but it didn't take the locals long to nail down the triumph as th'ey made the Pirates walk the plank ifl;a 12-2 decision in five innings. '** The Steelers pounded out 13 hitslin the contest in support of winnijbjjj pitcher Jeff Dowdy. SMI erupted for seven runs in the second inning highlighted by a three-run double By first baseman Ray Corbett. >? SMI got a bit of a scare in the inning when second baseman Da Hamilton was nailed in the ribs pitch and was taken to the hospitSJ. The x-rays proved negative afijl Hamilton was given a clear billirf health. £ Other Friday games saw tfte Houston Sonics defeat the College Station Cardinals 12-9, despite beiQg victimized by a triple play; the Dehart Tigers swept two games eliminating the Georgetown Gianfe and the Victoria Expos by 10-1 and 104 scores respectively; and the Flatonia Southern Stars stayed alive in the tourney as they won both their games in Shiner defeating the Houston Braves 11-0 and the Texas Baseball Club by an 8-5 count. -, Saturday's games opened witti Flatonia staying hot as they eliminated the Waco Pirates 2-1 in lO innings and the Dehart Tigers needed a ninth inning pinch-hit homer by Mark Jackson to outlast the College Station Cardinals, 3-2. > The winner of the tourney advances to the NBC National Tournament set to begin next month «fii Wichita, Kan. •!> Dodgers sail past Pirates U.S. beats Argentina ••; PITTSBURGH (AP) - Tim Leary 'pitched a five-hitter and Mike Davis ; drove in two runs as the Los Angeles !;bodgers defeated the Pittsburgh JPirates 6-2 Saturday night. ; Leary, 10-6, walked one and struck ;out nine in winning his third con- •secutive start. i ; The Dodgers, who trailed 2-0 after ;the first inning, got one run back in ;the second on a single by Mike •Marshall, two wild pitches by John : Smiley, 9-6, and Rick Dempsey's RBI .single. Steve Sax opened the third with a 'walk. After Dave Anderson struck ;out, Sax stole second and went to •third on catcher Mike LaValliere's i throwing error. : Red Sox 11, White Sox 5 • BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox charged to their 10th consecutive ;victory, getting 6 2-3 innings of one- hit relief from Mike Smithson to beat •the Chicago White Sox 11-5 Saturday. ; Ellis Burks had four hits — three singles and a double — and reached •base six times, also walking twice. Jody Reed and Marty Barrett had three hits each for Boston, while Rick Cerone drove in four runs with a single and a double. Reed and Todd Benzinger had two RBI each. Giants 6, Cardinals 5 ST. LOUIS (AP) - Candy Maldonado's third single drove in the tie-breaking run with two out in the ninth inning, leading the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday. Scott Garrelts, 2-4, pitched 2 2-3 shutout innings for the win. Todd Worrell, 4-8, who was hurt by an error in the ninth, was the loser. With one out in the ninth, Bret Butler went all the way to second when third baseman Jose Oquendo let his ground ball get into left field. Worrell struck out Robbie Thompson and walked Will Clark intentionally to set up Maldonado's game-winning single to center. Ozzie Smith hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Joe Price to tie the score 5-5. Cubs 3, Padres 2 CHICAGO (AP) - Ryne Sandberg, Morgan enjoys streak •ByDAVEO'HARA <AP Sports Writer ! BOSTON (AP) - The uniform ;sags. The pants are baggy. The hair :is greying. The muscles no longer ; bulge. ; But Joe Morgan, new manager of ;the Boston Red Sox, represents what 'dreams are all about in the fantasy 'world of sports. ! Approaching 58, and in his 37th lyear in pro baseball, Morgan was learning about $45,000 a year as the ;Red Sox' third base coach at the All•Star break. Now, with the firing of John McNamara, Morgan is working on the ; biggest contract of his life, good for 'another $60,000 or $70,000 but only until the end of the 1988 season. A coach under McNamara for 3Ms years after serving as a Boston scout for two years, Morgan was named •interim manager on July 14. After six Victories in a row, the "interim" was eliminated last Wednesday. It's all happening to a hometown kid who went from nearby Walpole High School to Boston College to years of bouncing around the country, mostly in the minor leagues. Morgan played pro baseball as an infielder for 15 years, spending parts of four seasons in the majors with the old Milwaukee Braves, the Kansas City A's, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Cleveland Indians. He managed in the Pittsburgh system for seven years, taking time out to serve as a Pirates' coach in 1972. Then he managed Boston's top affiliate, the Pawtucket Red Sox in the International League, for nine years. Despite success in Triple-A, Morgan says hs he was shocked that he never received a single phone call from a major league club. He gave up hope and was happy to just be with the Red Sox, "a part of baseball." Then the Red Sox fired McNamara, two days after the All-Star Game. batting just .205 against San Diego this year, hit a home run leading off the eighth inning, boosting the Chicago Cubs to a 3-2 victory over the Padres on Saturday. Sandberg's homer, his llth of the year and first since June 19, broke a 2-2 tie. Cubs right-hander Calvin Schiraldi, 5-8, gave up five hits, struck out five and walked none in eight innings. Pat Perry started the ninth for Chicago, and Goose Gossage got the final out for his 10th save. Reliever Mark Grant, 2-7, took the loss for the Padres. x Braves 6, Mets 1 NEW YORK (AP) - John Smoltz, a 21-year-old right-hander making his major league debut, held New York to four hits over eight innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets 6-1 Saturday. Dale Murphy had three hits, including a triple, scored twice and drove in a run for the Braves, while Jim Morrison had two RBI. Smoltz, who had a 10-5 record with the Richmond Braves of the International League, had two strikeouts, both in the seventh inning, and walked one before he was lifted for a pinch hitter. Bob Ojeda, 7-8, who had beaten the Braves last week, allowed three runs on six hits through eight innings, and Atlanta scored, three more times in the ninth off Edwin Nunez. Athletics 4, Tigers 1 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Mark McGwire hit a three-run homer and rookie Todd Burns allowed five hits in seven innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers, 4-1 Saturday in a battle: of division leaders. Burns, 3-0, making his fifth start since joining the Athletics from the minors on May 31, struck out five in seven innings. He lowered his earned run average to 1.79, and hasn't allowed an earned run in his last 16 innings. With the Athletics leading 1-0, Dave Henderson led off the sixth with a double off starter Frank Tanana, 11-6, and Canseco was safe when first baseman Darrell Evans dropped Luis Salazar's throw from third for an error. McGwire followed with a towering homer to left field, his 19th. Expos 1, Reds 0 CINCINNATI (AP) - Bryn Smith allowed two hits in seven innings and Tim Wallach snapped a scoreless tie with a seventh-inning single off Jose Rijo to give the Montreal Expos a 1-0 victory Saturday over the Cincinnati Reds. Rijo, 11-5, and Smith, 7-6, matched one-hitters through the first six innings before Hubie Brooks' speed and Wallach's clutch hitting forged the only run. Brooks hit a one-out ground-rule double to right in the seventh and then stole third with Wallach at bat, his sixth steal of the season. Wallach fouled off four two-strike pitches before hitting a hard single up the middle to score Brooks. Rijo struck out a season-high 12 and allowed three hits in his eight innings. BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Ken Flach and Robert Seguso defeated Argentina's Christian Miniussi and Javier Frana 6-2,6-3,64, Saturday to propel the United States into the group of 16 nations that will vie for next year's Davis Cup. The American pair was in trouble only in the third set, when they were broken once by the Argentines. But the Americans broke right back to even the match, then broke Frana without losing a point to win the match and clinch the best-of-five competition. On Friday, John McEnroe beat Guillermo Perez Roldan in a five-set, four-hour struggle and Andre Agassi breezed by Martin Jaite to give the United States a 2-0 lead. That took a lot of the pressure off Flach and Seguso, who are considered the world's top tennis team and in past Davis Cups have been put in "must-win" situations. "Usually there's a lot of pressure on us," said Seguso. "This time, we no up to led all the way and we felt pressure." "I think tennis is looking America," added Flach. The win for the United States means it will compete next year in the World Group, meaning it will ti^ eligible to win the Cup. Last year, fi$ U.S. lost to West Germany, dropping it into the Zonal Group. .2"* Reverse singles matches pi former world No. 1 McEnroe agair Jaite and Agassi against Roldan were set for Sunday. >£ Flach and Seguso took an hour a^ 49 minutes to win their match, playing unevenly at times but sQft overwhelming the inexperienqefa Argentine team. The match opertj&J with the U.S. team breaking Miniussi's service and going on 4^ quickly capture the first set 6-2. 5? The second set, which lasted '3w minutes, featured short rallies and;a host of missed shots and unforced errors by both sides. There was little of the drama of McEnroe's marathoO victory the day before or the power and brilliance of Agassi. • SEGUIN MACHINING & SUPPLY 7050 Bus. 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