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Page 4F SPORTS Statesman Journal, Salem, Ore., Saturday, June 17, 1989 Anderson is Cooke's big server By Joe Petshow The Statesman Journal To say right-handed pitcher Ric Anderson will carry the Cooke Stationary American Legion base- ball team this summer is an exaggeration, but only a slight one. Coach Steve Hendrickson said: "This summer, Ric's going to have to carry the bulk of the load on the hill. He's 1 I m 9 A Ma w M. ill Ric Anderson going to pitch about every league game he's available." Anderson, 18, is looking forward to the challenge. "I'll get a lot more playing time this summer," he said. "I'm one of the top pitchers on the staff." Anderson (1-1) got off to a good start, throwing a 5-0 shutout June 10 against Dr. Stewart's of Rose-burg. Anderson struck out nine and allowed two hits. "I pretty much kept them off balance," he said. "And I was mixing up my pitches well. "I stayed ahead in the count. That's what I have to do this summer." Getting behind in the count cost Anderson on Thursday in Cooke's 4-2 loss to the Salem-Keizer 76ers. All four of the 76ers' RBI came when Anderson fell behind hitters. Anderson also had problems staying ahead of the count during the spring season, when he played for Hendrickson's Chemeketa Community College team. Anderson was 2-3 in 30 innings and wasn't satisfied with his performance. "I had a bad year," he said. "I was pretty erratic. I could have been more consistent." Part of the problem was that Anderson tried to change his delivery, from overhand to sidearm. The experiment didn't work, so the 6-foot-3, 180-pounder is back throwing over the top. Anderson, a South Salem graduate, has shown steady improvement the past three years. He didn't play much on varsity his junior year in high school, and finished his senior season with a 4-2 record. Anderson said he's undecided about what four-year college he'll attend, but said he'd like to play for a school that offers an engineering or pre-engineering program. Until he makes that decision, he'll try to engineer Cooke Stationary into the state playoffs. Hendrickson said: "Without him we'd be a decent team. If we can come up with some other starters behind Ric, we should have a pretty good season." Metro stops State, 111-81 The Class AAA Metro all-stars outscored the State 28-19 in the third quarter Friday en route to a 111-81 boys basketball win at Lin-field College in McMinnville. The series, featuring AAA, AA and A and B games, continues at 4:30 p.m. today at Willamette University in Salem. Aaron Johnson of Aloha led the Metro with 24 points. The Metro led by five points at halftime, then built a 20-point lead four minutes into the third period. David Brown of Corvallis led the State team with 14 points. McNary's Justin Sherwood and Sprague's Brian Mahoney chipped in nine points apiece. In Friday's Class AA game, Don Fuchs of La Salle led five West players in double figures with 16 points, pacing his team to a 110-97 win. The West built a 10-point lead in the first quarter and led by at least eight points the rest of the game. Philomath's Chris Malcom had 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists for the West. Cascade's Ryan Lyons led the East with 18 points. Stayton's Mike Slater added 10 points and six rebounds. Colton's Tom Miller scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the West to a 103-95 win in the Class A-B game. The West made 52 percent of its field goals. Series starts today The Class AA all-star baseball series begins today at 8 p.m. with a nine-inning game in Roseburg. The series, sponsored by the Oregon High School Coaches Association, continues Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader. Local players on the Class AA North team are: Jed Shaferof Newport; Todd Nelson and Brady Coates of Dallas; Richard Vincent and Sean Greggs of Silverton; Chris Malcom, Geoff Grass and Greg Yechout of Philomath; and Keith Marler of Sweet Home. Les Wallace of Clatskanie will coach the North teao. Salem Dodgers win opener The Salem Dodgers lined up for """" i i :--i. Jr vsts1 , f ' m ... J,v. Salem's Robin Nina took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and Dodgers not bothered By Capi Lynn The Statesman Journal EUGENE - The Eugene Emeralds' crowd of 7,157 a Northwest League record for opening night had the potential to affect the Salem Dodgers on Friday, but it didn't seem to phase them in their 10-1 victory. Rightfielder Don Carroll had to contend with the fans at closer range than his teammates when Eugene's overflowing crowd was dispersed to a roped-off area along the right-field warning track that extended to center field. "I thought it would be bad at first, but they didn't say a word," Carroll said. "In fact, they were even complimenting me. At the beginning, I thought they were going to be all over me, and I didn't know what would happen if the ball got there." Carroll didn't have to deal Also in sports HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP - The first Wolf Team Camp, a high school football camp designed for players and their coaches, will be offered August 6-11 at Western Oregon State College. The cost for resident campers and coaches is $175. Commuting campers and coaches pay $75. Contact: 1-800-BE-A-WOLF or 232-9653, ext. 8-8483. GYMNASTICS CLASSES Three 5-day sessions of instruction for children ages 6-15 will be offered this summer at Western Oregon State College. Session One, for children 6- to 10-years old, meets June 26-30. Session Two is open to kids 10- to 15-years old and meets July 10-14, and Session Three runs August 7-11 and is for ages 6-15. All sessions are from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday in the gymnastics room of WOSC's New Physical Education Building. Cost for the camp is $30 per 5-day session. The cost is $25 for each additional child per family. Contact: WOSC at 838-8483, or 1-800-BE-A-WOLF (232-9653), ext. 8-8483. CHEERLEADING CAMP for kids kindergarten through second grade will be July 10-14. Camps for grades 3-5 will be July 3-7 and 24-28 and for grades 6-8 will be July 17-21 and July 31-August 4. Contact: 581-4766. Readers with items for Also in Sports may write to: Also in Sports, Statesman Journal, P,0. Box 13009, Salem, Ore., 97309. f their opening-day game against with that scenario, but a long fly along the foul line came within 10 feet of the warning track crowd. Salem manager Tom Beyers said before the opener that he wanted his players to be aggressive on the bases, and they were just that against the Emeralds. The Dodgers were successful in three of four steal attempts. Chris Morrow, Gary Forrester and Brock McMurray each stole second base. The Emeralds were successful stealing once in three attempts. Starting shortstop Jose Perez made a quick exit against Eugene when he sprained his right ankle on first base in the third inning after running out a bunt for a base hit. Trainer Anthony Garcia said Perez re-aggravated the ankle RELIABLE Call us today for a FREE demonstration to see how reliable the new Sharp facsimiles are. COPY OFFICE PRODUCTS SHARP, 205 Chemeketa St NE Salem 503 399 Our buyer performed a miracle! Save Over $8500 1989 Lincoln Continentals Anti-lock brakes, dual . airbags, etc, etc. Special Factory Repurchases limited to the First five buyers! $22,992 Iff tiuwi. Marketstreet MOTOR s V'Vv JiUMl"MIW Gerry LewinStatesman Journal Eugene in front of 7,1 57 fans. Michael WilhelmStatesman Journal finished with a 10-1 victory. by crowd he injured in extended spring training in Florida. "It's a minor first-degree sprain," Garcia said. "He will be out four games tops. I was very encouraged with the way it looked after we iced him." Gary Forrester, who replaced Perez at shortstop, came up with a key hit for the Dodgers in the seventh inning. Leading 2-0, Salem had loaded the bases with consecutive singles by Garrett Beard, Jesus Gonzalez and Carroll. Forrester drove an 0-1 pitch for a double in the gap between left and center field to clear the bases. "I was just trying to make contact," Forrester said. "It was my first hit as a Dodger, so it was pretty exciting. They had brought in the lefthander, and he just got the ball up on a change." - 0301 comeshaSp products' Colors & mileage vary, hurry for 1st choice! COMPANY ? i iaytoini store Dim MINNEAPOLIS - Greg Brock's two-run, two-out, two-strike single in the seventh inning i nday hrted the Milwaukee Brewers to an 8-6 victory against the Minnesota Twins. "I missed the one-strike pitch," Brock said. "Usually, every at-bat, there's one Greg Brock pitch you should hit and that was it. A lot of times you're not going to get a second chance. "But it turned out good. It wasn't pretty, but it turned out nice." Chuck Crim (6-3), the third of four Milwaukee pitchers, worked 1 innings to get the win. Dan Pie-sac pitched the ninth, earning his 16th save. The Brewers have beaten the Twins six straight times. Brock, a 1975 graduate of Stay-ton High, had entered the game in the fourth as a pinch hitter. He fell behind 0-2 before getting enough of his bat on a pitch to loft a fly ball that dropped just inside the left-field line. California 9, Detroit 4 at Detroit The Angels snapped a seven-game losing streak as Chili Davis hit a three-run homer, and Bert Blyleven beat the Tigers for the third time this season. Davis' homer, a shot into the second deck in right field in the second inning, was the Angels' first homer in 71 in- Montreal takes MONTREAL - Montreal moved into first place in the National League East Friday night as Hubie Brooks and Andres Galarraga each had three hits and two RBI, leading the Expos past the Chicago Cubs, 8-5. Bryn Smith (7-2) allowed five runs and nine hits in eight-plus innings as Montreal took a half game lead over the Cubs. Tim Burke got the last three outs for his 14th save, after Smith allowed lead-off singles in the ninth. Brooks doubled home two runs and scored on Mike Fitzgerald's single as Montreal scored three runs in the first inning off Paul Kilgus (5-6.) Houston 3, San Diego 1 at San Diego Bill Doran and Glenn Davis homered for the Astros, and Jim Clancy (5-4) allowed five hits and no runs in 6 innings for his fourth straight win. 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Oakland turned double plays in the first, second, fourth, sixth and seventh innings, helping starter Storm Davis (5-3) get the win despite allowing five hits and three earned runs in five innings. Boston 2, Chicago 0 at Chicago Roger Clemens pitched a two-hitter and struck out a season-high 12 batters, and pinch-hitter Danny Heep broke a scoreless tie in the ninth with a run-scoring infield single. Clemens (8-4) faced 29 batters in his sixth career two-hitter. It was his 21st career shutout and third this season. He is 5-6 lifetime against Chicago. Toronto 4, Seattle 3 at Toronto Fred McGriff doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the ninth, and a wild pitch by reliever Mike Schooler with the bases loaded scored the winning run for the Blue Jays. Seattle's Brian Holman entered the ninth inning with a three-hitter, but was relieved by Schooler (1-1) when Kelly Gruber led off with a single. New York 8-6, Texas 3-1 at New York Jimmy Jones pitched well in the rain and Andy Hawkins pitched great in clear weather as the Yankees swept the Rangers in a rain-lengthened double-header. Jones (2-1) breezed through most of the Rangers' lineup before the second of two rain delays forced his removal after the sixth inning. From APGNS wires NL East lead National League ground out to shortstop for the third out. St. Louis 6, Pittsburgh 2 at St. Louis Scott Terry allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings, and Milt Thompson drove in two runs to lead the Cardinals to their third straight win, their ninth in 1 1 games. The Pirates have lost nine of their past 13. Cincinnati 5, San Francisco 4 at San Francisco Pinch-hitter Eric Davis hit reliever Goose Gossage's first pitch for a two-run homer in the ninth inning to cap a three-run Reds' rally and deny Rick Reuschel his 12th victory of the season. 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