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' Saturday, July 28, 1990 The Clarion-Ledger 5C BASEBALL Schourek, Bross combine to lead Jackson past El Paso By Rutty Hampton Clarlon-Ladgar Staff Writer Mets manager said from his clubhouse office. "There's a lot of good stories out there. Go talk to them." He was referring to Schourek and Bross, who limited the Diablos to seven hits overall, and no runs after the third inning. Schourek, 10-1 for Jackson, is a combined 15-2 this season for Jackson, Class A St. Lucie and Class AAA Tidewater. He allowed six hits and two runs in 7 23 innings in avenging his only Texas League loss. Bross struck out three, walked one and allowed one hit. He struck out two in the ninth, including Ra-fel Skeete to end the game. He broke the franchise record of 25 saves set in 1986 by Jeff Innis, and now takes aim at the Texas League mark of 33 set last year by Arkansas' Mike Perez. "This means a lot to me because a lot of great pitchers have come through here," said Bross, a 6-foot-9 right-hander. "This means I left my mark." Bross said it was satisfying to come back and pitch well Friday after taking the loss Wednesday in a 6-2 loss to the Diablos. "I was terrible," he said. "That was probably the worst I've been all year. But that's what I like about relieving. You get another chance to come back the next night." Schourek made good on a second chance as well. In his last outing against El Paso, July 16, he allowed eight earned runs in 2 23 innings of an 11-1 loss. "I learned that night you have to hit the corners against these guys," said Schourek, who had a total of nine pro victories in two years coming into this season. "They've been getting a lot of clutch hits and we've been walking too many. I think something like 10 of 13 we walked in this series scored." Schourek walked only two and struck out five Friday. He gave up a solo home run to Ru- ben Escalera in the second and run in the third. He was working with a 3-0 lead, compliments of three first-inning extra base hits. Chuck Carr hit the first pitch thrown by loser Scott May, 4-4, for a triple to right-center, then scored on a double by Jaime Roseboro. Catcher Todd Hundley, in his first game back after a two-week stint with the New York Mets, hit a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0, then Howie Freiling doubled for a 3-0 lead. Roseboro hit his fifth homer of the season leading off the eighth to give the Mets an insurance run. ! JaxMets at home Personal achievements took center stage at Smith-Wills Stadium Friday when the Jackson Mets avoided a five-game sweep by beating the El Paso Diablos 4-2 before a crowd of 1,667. Pete Schourek won his 10th game and Terry Bross set a franchise record with his 26th save as the Mets ended a four-game losing streak. The victory helped the Mets, 19-14, improve their lead in the Texas League Eastern Division over Shreveport to 2ls games. A smiling Clint Hurdle, who had no comment after Thursday's 8-3 Today: Midland (Hamilton 3-8) at Jackson (Hillman 2-4), 7 p.m., WJDS-AM, 620, First 2,000 Fans Receive Free Batting Helmet. Sunday: Midland at Jackson, 6 p.m., World Famous Chicken. loss to the Diablos, wasn't speaking again Friday. "I didn't talk to The Clarion-Ledger last night, and we won tonight. So I'm not talking again," the Jax- AMERICAN Bolton, BoSox blank Tigers '. From Wire Service Report Boston's Tom Bolton held Detroit to four hits in 7 23 innings for his first career road victory after seven losses. Bolton's pitching and an unearned run off Jack Morris gave the Red Sox a 1 -0 victory over the Tigers Friday night at Detroit. Morris, 8-13, allowed just four ' hits but was victimized when Mike Greenwell opened the Boston fourth with a single, stole second and continued to third on catcher ' Mike Heath's throwing error. After Ellis Burks struck out, Carlos Quintana hit a sacrifice fly. The un- ' earned run was the 19th off Morris, : most in the American League. Bolton, 4-1, walked six and struck ' out three. Rob Murphy pitched the " ninth for his fifth save. Blue Jays 1, Rangers O: Dave Stieb held Texas to five hits in seven innings and Glenallen Hill ho- 1 mered in the bottom of the third. ' Stieb, 13-3, struck out three and walked four, including Geno Pe-tralli throe times. Duane Ward pitched the eighth, and Tom Henke pitched the ninth for his 21st save in - 23 opportunities. Hill's one-out j homer was his ninth of the season Giants' Brantley hospitalized; Red Sox trade for Marshall From Wire Service Reports Jeff Brantley, who has 16 saves , for the San Francisco Giants, was hospitalized Friday after injuring his back during a simulated game and will be sidelined at least through the weekend. Brantley, 26, sustained the injury hours before the Giants were to play the second game of a four- NOTES game series with the Cincinnati Reds. He was taken to the Palo Alto Medical Clinic, where he was examined and sent to Stanford Hospital. Brantley, a Mississippi State alumnus from Clinton, will undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging test today. Brantley, playing shortstop while Kelly Downs pitched, wrenched his back while going back into shallow left field to catch a fly ball. He began suffering acute back spasms. "The trainer said it didn't look very good," San Francisco manager Roger Craig said. Brantley, who spent parts of the last two seasons with San Francisco, took the Giants' closer job away from Steve Bedrosian earlier this season and appeared in 46 games, pitching 72 13 innings with a 3-3 record and a 1.62 ERA. Craigsaid he will use Bedrosian as the Giants' closer in Brantley's absence. San Francisco already has five pitchers on the disabled list Rick Reuschel, Downs, Mike LaCoss, Francisco Oliveras and Jose Alvarez. Mets trade Marshall to Red Sox: The Mets will trade disgruntled first baseman Mike Marshall to the Boston Red Sox for three mi- , nor leaguers effective today, the team said. Marshall will be removed from the 15-day disabled list today and sent to the Red Sox for pitcher Greg Hansell, outfielder Ender Perozo and a minor league player to be named later. Marshall, obtained in an offsea- The Tigers' Tony Phillips (left) runs and his second in the last three games. Loser Charlie Hough, 7-7, gave up seven hits in pitching his fourth complete game. Twins 9, Athletics 4: Brian Harper extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a two-run double that highlighted a six-run fifth inning at Minneapolis. Winner Roy Smith, 5-8, gave up six hits in 6 13 innings, and Terry Leach pitched the final 2 23. Yankees 3-4, Indians 0-1: Andy Hawkins, winless in 12 starts, including a lost no-hitter, held host Cleveland to three singles for his first victory since May 6. Hawkins faced only two batters over the minimum. In the second game, Jeff Robinson pitched his third strong game since leaving the bullpen less than two weeks ago. He allowed eight hits in seven innings. Robinson, 3-6, is 2-1 with a 2.14 ERA as a starter after going 1-5 with a 4.54 ERA in 32 relief appearances. In the opener, Steve Balboni hit a solo homer and Roberto Kelly add The Associated Press Pitcher Jeff Brantley injured his back while playing shortstop. son deal along with pitcher Alejandro Pena which sent Juan Samuel to Los Angeles, began the season as the Mets starting first baseman. He got off to a slow start, lost his job to Dave Magadan and has not been able to get back into the lineup. Before going on the disabled list with a stomach problem, Marshall had a heated disagreement with Mets manager Bud Harrelson over a lack of playing time. Marshall, 30, is batting .239 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 53 games. 'Mattingly goes on DL: First baseman Don Mattingly was placed on the 21-day disabled list, but the New York Yankees say it's too early to write him off for the season. Vice president and general manager Pete Peterson said the team was waiting to see how Mattingly's back responded to rest before any further decision is made. Mattingly, 29, is battingjust .245, far below his .323 career average, with only five home runs and 35 RBIs. He has averaged 27 home A. v If . ML. in. 3 down the Red Sox' Tony Pena on an ed a two-run shot off Greg Swindell, 6-6. Robinson and Hawkins, 2-8, entered the doubleheader with a combined record of 3-14. Cleveland has 10 losses in 13 games. White Sox 7, Brewers 4: Carlton Fisk hit his 345th career homer in Chicago's three-run bottom of the first inning. The victory lifted the White Sox within 2V2 games of first-place Oakland in the American League West. Jack McDowell, 6-5, won for the first time in five starts, yielding three runs and seven hits in 613 innings. Since last winning on June 27, McDowell had three no-de-cisions and a loss. Fisk's 324th homer as a catcher helped snap Ron Robinson's four-game winning streak. Fisk trails Cincinnati's Johnny Bench by three for the record of most home runs by a catcher. Robinson, 4-2, gave up five runs and eight hits in 3 23 innings. Orioles 9, Royals 2: Rookie Ben McDonald, coming off a four-hit shutout in his first major-league start, allowed six hits in 6 23 in- runs and 114 RBIs the past six seasons. Gubicza to have surgery: Righthander Mark Gubicza will undergo arthroscopic surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff in his pitching shoulder next week and will miss the rest season. Hurst moves up: Jody Hurst, a former West Lauderdale High School and Mississippi State baseball standout, has been promoted to the Class AA level with the Detroit Tigers organization. Hurst is now playing at London, Ontario, Canada, after beginning the year with Lakeland in the Florida State Class A League. In 79 games at Lakeland, he batted .286 with 10 doubles, three triples, nine homers, 43 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. USM signs relief pitcher: Southern Mississippi signed relief pitcher Kary Johnson, a 6-foot-2, 170-pound right-hander from Moore (Okla.) High School. Johnson had a 2.34 ERA with five saves. Sanders may skip football: The Yankees are offering Deion Sanders up to $2.5 million to stay with the team past his July 31 football reporting date, the Atlanta Journal reported. The amount includes a $1 million base salary for the 1991 season and up to $1 million in incentives. Cliburn begins comeback: Former major leaguer Stewart Cliburn of Jackson earned the first win of his comeback with Palm Springs of the Class A California League. He pitched the final two innings of a 4-3 win against Riverside. In nine appearances, the 33-year-old former California Angel is 1-1 with one save and a 4.59 ERA. ESPN alters schedule: ESPN will televise Nolan Ryan's second attempt at his 300th victory Tues- day night when he pitches for Texas against the Milwaukee Brewers. The game will begin at 7:30 CDT. The Associated Press attempted steal of second base. nings at Kansas City, Mo. McDonald, 2-0, gave up both Kansas City runs while striking out seven and walking four. His ERA rose from 0.48 to 1.07. Phil Bradley, Brady Anderson and Bill Ripken were a combined 9-for-12 with six runs scored and five RBIs for Baltimore, which got five runs and nine in three innings against former Oriole Storm Davis, 4-7. Mariners 8, Angels 1: Seattle handed $16 million free agent Mark Langston his career-worst eighth consecutive defeat. Langston, 4-13, former ace of the Mariners staff before he was traded to Montreal last season, was chased after 2 23 innings trailing 6-0. He gave up six earned runs and seven hits, and his ERA went from 3.89 to 4.20. It was the second straight game that Langston lasted only 2 23 innings. Erik Hanson, 11-8, allowed four hits in eight innings and held visiting California scoreless until the eighth, when his throwing error set up an unearned run. an Mu.t Present Coupon JD's Hot Weather Special Save $50 on in-dash air conditioning units Reg. $795.00 For Toyotas and Nissan Pickup Trucks ONLY Ask about JO't easy terrm - no down payment with approved credit Expire! 73190 rljjj OfJ2 STOP Open All Day Saturday 1515 W. 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Giants 4, Reds 3: Bill Bathe's pinch single scored pinch-runner Scott Garrelts with one out in the ninth inning Friday night as host San Francisco rallied to beat slumping Cincinnati. The victory enabled the Giants to move within llh games of the National League West-leading Reds, who lost their sixth straight game. With one out in the ninth, Gary Carter grounded a single off starter Scott Scudder, 2-4, to left. Garrelts, a pitcher, ran for Carter and was safe at second when Scudder made a throwing error after fielding a weak grounder by Robby Thompson. After Scudder was relieved by Randy Myers, Bathe lined a 3-2 pitch to right field and Garrelts just SNOOKY'S 4-H WESTERN STORE HWY. 51 N. RIDGELAND 856-4164 LIST '112.95 ' SALE 79" iice MADE IN USA ... nrrvrc cnn 1 ccs PAR JAGUAR Call Toll Free 1-800-426-4358 Call now for luxury at a lower price on all models SALES PARTS SERVICE" 3000 RICHLAND METAIRIE, LA Marina last NATIONAL beat Paul O'Neill's throw to the plate. 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