Clarion-Ledger from Jackson, Mississippi on April 5, 1987 · Page 49
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Sunday, April 5, 1987 The CUnon-LedfjerUckson Daiy News 7D STATE COLLEGE BASEBALL, Hostetler 2-hits North Alabama; Delta State earns split Linescores, 12D From Special and Wire Reports Delta State senior right-hander Tom Hostetler allowed just two hits while striking out six Saturday to help the Statesmen to a 4-0 Gulf South Conference Western Division win over North Alabama in the first game of a doubleheader at Cleveland. North Alabama's Chuck Ashcraft scattered five hits, fanning six and walking no one to pace the Lions to a 5-0 victory in the nightcap. UNA improved to 27-6-1 overall, 8-3-1 in the league, while Delta State dropped to 19-12 and 5-3. Hostetler, 6-2, walked four Lions batters but had excellent defensive support. He gave up an infield single in the third inning and a two-out base hit in the sixth. Hostetler walked the first two batters in the second but then got North Alabama first baseman Robert Maracigan to bounce into a double play. DSU scored all of its runs in the bottom of the fourth. Left fielder Mike Kraft led off with a single, followed by a double into the left field corner by catcher Scooter Tucker. Designated hitter Mike Posey was intentionally walked to load the bases before Tim Tyson bounced into a fielder's choice that scored Kraft. Courtesy runner Shane Harrington came on to score on the play when shortstop Mark Krum-back's throw wasn't handled cleanly by Maracigan. Statesman first baseman Sean Doyle followed with a triple to right-center that scored Tyson, and second baseman Chris Killian's suicide squeeze brought in Doyle with the fourth run. In the nightcap, North Alabama rightfielder Mike Peter drove in what proved to be the winning run with a two-out double in the third inning. USM, Memphis State split Metro twin bill Box scores, 12D From Special and Wire Report! MEMPHIS, Tenn. Southern Mississippi scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and held on for an 8-5 victory over Memphis State Saturday in the nightcap of a Metro Conference college baseball doubleheader. Memphis State won the opener 9-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Joe Newcomb. All of USM's hits were singles, and only two Golden Eagles reached second base. The Tigers hammered Golden Eagle starter Chuck Shive and reliever Duane Ross for 13 hits. Chris Marabale had two doubles and a second-inning grand slam, his eighth home run of the year. Shive took the loss and dropped to 2-2. Newcomb improved to 2-5. The nightcap was scoreless after four innings. USM scored three in the fifth, one in the sixth and four in the seventh. Memphis State had two in the fifth, two in the sixth and one in the seventh. Winner Allen Gaudet entered in the fifth for the Golden Eagles, and loser David Byrd came on in the sixth for the Tigers. Byrd issued four walks and two wild pitches in USM's four-run seventh inning. Gaudet improved to 2-0. Byrd is 3-1. The split left Southern Mississippi at 20-14 overall, 4-6 in conference play. Memphis State is 16-12-1 and 3-3. The two teams end their series with a single game today. USM will play host to Alcorn State in a doubleheader Tuesday. The Lions added a couple of insurance runs in the fourth on three hits, a walk and a sacrifice fly by catcher Phil Evans. Third baseman David Matt also had an RBI double in the frame. He added a run-scoring single in the sixth. Johnnie Taylor, who allowed 10 hits, while fanning seven, suffered his second straight loss to drop to 5-2. Ashcraft improved to 4-2 with the win in the second game Delta State returns to action Monday in a make-up contest at Belha ven at 2 p.m. TENN.-MARTIN 4-3, MISS. COLLEGE 0-2 Wes Hicks, 4-2, struck out 12 Choctaws in posting a shutout in the opener. Tony Richard, 2-3, took the loss. Frank Perez, 5-2, gained the win in the nightcap. The loss was pinned on Terry Fancher, 3-4. Randall Johnston and Billy Talbot had two hits apiece in Mississippi College's seven-hit attack. Tennessee-Martin improved to 16-8-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the Gulf South Conference. MC, 11-13 and 1-7, plays host to William Carey Monday. "J JACKSON STATE 9-10, STILLMAN 0-4 Jackson State pitchers scattered 10 hits in two games to lead the Tigers to a sweep of Stillman College at home. Howard Farmer pitched a five-hit shutout inthe opener while Ken Blocker, Danyele Simmons and Andrew Hill com,- bined for a five-hit win in the nightcap. Danny Lucas was the offensive spark in the first game with a triple, a homer and two runs scored. Joe Briscoe had a two-run double. ,.i In the second game, Wes Chamberlain had 2 hits, 2 RBI and, scored twice. JSU, 13-11, will next play host to Alabama on Tuesday Stillman falls to 9-6. LOUISIANA COLLEGE 8-1, BELHAVEN 7-5 A three--; run fifth inning and a two-hitter by pitcher Murray Holloway sparked Belhaven in the second game of a doubleheader with, . Louisiana College, earning a split for the Blazers. Belhaven's pitchers walked seven and hit two batters to, hand Louisiana College a victory in the first game. , In the nightcap, back-to-back doubles by Belhaven's Barry Breithaupt and Paul Warren in the fifth inning put the game, out of reach. Holloway held back any LC offensive attack by striking out seven en route to his fourth victory of the season against one loss. , , :', Louisiana College's victory in the opener spoiled a four-,.-RBI performance by the Blazers' Ricky Goss. Belhaven, 11-16, next plays a makeup game with Delta '. State at home on Monday. The Blazers will make up a second game with the Statesmen at Cleveland on April 23. The Blazers have also rescheduled two home games with. Spring Hill from April 17 and 18 to April 24 and 25. y ." FOOTBALL! Smith ahead in Tide QB battle; Gold tops Purple in LSU game From Special and Wire Reports Alabama coach Bill Curry said Saturday that David Smith has emerged as the leader during spring football practice in the hotly contested battle for the Crimson Tide's quarterback job. "David Smith showed the most poise among the quarterbacks and executed the offense the best," Curry said. "He also showed me some quickness in running the ball that I had not seen from him." Junior Vince Sutton and freshmen Billy Ray, Jeff Dunn and Gary Hollingsworth also are in the race to succeed Mike Shula as Alabama's starting quarterback. "I'm really happy with all of them in certain areas," Curry said. "But all of them ha ve got to have one more notch of composure and that's what David Smith has shown us over the others to this point." Harvey Williams tossed a 72-yard halfback pass to Ro-gie Magee for a touchdown on the game's first play to pace LSU's Gold team to a 21-6 victory over the Purple team in the spring football game at Baton Rouge, La. Gold used a balanced offensive attack and held the Purple squad scoreless until the final minute of LSU's first spring game in 12 years. Offensive guard Eric Andolsek, inserted at fullback, bulled over from the one yard line for the Purple's only score. The extra point attempt was blocked. Quarterbacks Leonard Valentine and Mickey Guidry teamed with Williams to complete 12 of 17 passes for 175 yards, while Williams' 44 rasing yards and Jay Egloff's 46 yards led a 128-yard ground attack. Tight end Ronnie Haliburton had three catches for 55 yards and Williams had three for 128 yards to go with Magee's 2 receptions for 78 yards to lead the Gold recivers. All-Southeastern Conference quarterback Tom Hodson went 8-18 passing for 99 yards. Southern Mississippi put in what coach Jim Carmody termed "the best session to date" as workouts passed the halfway point at Hattiesburg. Saturday's workout was the 11th of 20 workouts as the Golden Eagles head for an April 25 spring game. "We had a very spirited workout," said Carmody. "I was particularly pleased with the defense. They played the best they have played this spring. We had some outstandings individual performances especially from defensive back Darrell Williams and defensive tackle Don Jeffries. Offensively tailback Shelton Gandy had a good day along with fullback Carl Jones." Ole Miss reached the midway point of spring drills as coach Billy Brewer sent his Rebels though a 2 Vfc hour scrimmage. "This was an unusual week," Brewer said. "We started off getting a suntan but then had to work out in the snow and freezing rain before ending the week today in bright sunshine." Brewer wouldn't single out any individual performances. Two starters didn't partiipate. Brewer held out senior flanker J..R. Ambrose (hamstring) and senior linebacker Jeff Herrod(flu). A banned booster accused of running a football slush fund at Southern Methodist took such delight in an NCAA investigation at Texas that he wrote to an official there to say so. Sherwood Blount Jr. told Texas assistant athletic director Ken Dabbs in his April 4, 1986, letter that Texas' problems were a direct result of the university's "pomp and pious attitude about other situations throughout the Southwest Conference." The Austin American-Statesman obtained a copy of the letter through the Texas Open Records Act. The NCAA notified Texas officials two weeks ago of 62 violations found in its football program from 1980 to 1986. Texas officials have until April 13 to respond to the charges, which they called minor, and will appear before the NCAA's Committee on Infractions April 24-27 in Hilton Head, S.C. 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