The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana on June 10, 1990 · Page 26
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The Town Talk from Alexandria, Louisiana · Page 26

Alexandria, Louisiana
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Sunday, June 10, 1990
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B-8 Sunday, June 10, 1990 The Town Talk, Alexandria-Pineville, La. Eudd seen as favorite for today's Banquet 300 By Mike Harris Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. Slam-bang finishes have become the rule when NASCAR's stock cars make their occasional road racing appearances, and Ricky Rudd expects today's Banquet 300-Kilometer race to follow the usual script. "I expect that it will come down to the last turn or two again," said Rudd, who bumped aside Rusty Wallace last June to win the inaugural Winston Cup event at Sears Point International Raceway. Rudd goes into today's 74-lap, 187-mile race on the 2.52-mile, 12-turn road circuit as the favorite, based on his sta tus as defending charrmion and on the fact that he set a track record of 90.954 mph in winning the pole position in the 44-car field. "Winning the pole is great, but it doesn't mean we're going to dominate out there," Rudd said. "There's so many good cars and drivers, I'm sure it's going to be a very competitive event, as usual." Among those good drivers are the rest of the top 10, including Ernie Irvan, Dale Earnhardt, Bill Elliott, Mark Martin, Tommy Kendall, Ken Schrader, series points leader Morgan Shepherd, Terry Labonte and Dale Jar-rett. Two at USL take top honors Town Talk sports services USL's softball team had its best year in school history and its coach, Yvette Gi-rouard, and top pitcher, Stefni Whitton took top honors on the 1990 Louisiana Sports Writer's Association all-state collegiate softball team. Girouard was named coach of the year while Whitton was named player of the year. Girouard led USL to a 44-8 record and a number seven spot in the national polls. Her squad was the top ranked team in the South Region and ended the year as run-ners-up in the NCAA regional tournament in Lafayette. Whitton, a senior from Friendswood, Texas, was 21-4 and led the nation in earned run average at 0.28. She averaged 6.4 strikeouts per game, striking out while walking just four. USL had four other players named to the first team sophomore first baseman Myra Mouton from Scott, senior third baseman Janine Johnson of Texas City, Texas and outfielders Michelle Mazac and Dorsey Steamer. Mazac is a sophomore from Needville, Texas. Steamer is a sophomore from Freeport, Texas. Northwestern State which also had its best year in school history put three players on the first team sophomore catcher Rhonda Rube of Baton Rouge, senior second baseman Anne LaHaye of Mamou and junior shortstop Sonja Olsen of San Diego. The Lady Cajuns, 44-8, and the Lady Demons, 43-17, had the best records in the state. Rube ranked among the Southland Conference leaders in doubles (13), RBIs (22) and batting average. She caught 402 of the 410 innings NSU played. LaHaye hit a conference-leading .345 with 23 RBIs and 15 stolen bases. Olsen batted .273 with a team-leading 15 doubles. Louisiana Tech placed two players on the first team, pitcher Debbie Nichols and outfielder Angie Wycoff. Nichols, a senior from Mesquite, Texas, set an NCAA career record for wins with 149 and posted a 33-16 record this season with a 0.81 ERA. She also hit .233 and had a team-high 24 RBIs. Wycoff, a junior from Denham Springs, hit .267 with 14 RBI and seven doubles. Northeast Louisiana freshman Sharon Maxey of Bethany, Okla. was named first-team designated hitter, hitting .172 with 10 RBI and 17 sacrifices. Nicholls State senior Kristi Brown was selected as the first-team utility player. Brown, who is from Chattanooga, Tenn., had a 17-8 record with a 0.98 ERA and 18 complete games. Southeastern Louisiana's Patti Pender, a junior from Greenwood, Fla., was named newcomer of the year while Nicholls State's Phyllis Guedry of Bourg was named freshman of the year. NSU pitcher Nancy Percle, first baseman Missy Pereira and outfielder Claudia Percle were named to the second team. Not where he expected to be Marvin Cole still hoping to move up to Cubs By Michael A. Lough Staff reporter Marvin Cole is catching a lot of grief. He'd much rather be catching ground balls. Cole, the former Alexandria Senior High baseball standout, is still in Mesa, Ariz. He started spring training there, suffered what were later diagnosed as congenital back spasms, expected to join the Chicago Cubs team in Peoria. The only moving he's done is from the Mesona Hotel to the Americopa Inn in Mesa. "The Copa Cabana," joked the non Barry Manilow fan. "You can't imagine what this is like." At this point, Cole is simply imagining what it would be like to be where he expected to be. "I should be in Peoria showing 'em what I can do," said Cole. "Instead ..." Instead, he gets harrassed. Marvin, you ready to buy a home there yet? "Yeah, they're all ragging me," Cole said with a laugh. " 'Marvin, we got a condo. You want to buy it?' " The answer is most definitely, "No." Cole remained in extended training in Mesa because of recurring back spasms. He found out in March here that he was born with the condition. One leg is shorter Then he found out the reason behind the back problems: his right leg is of an inch shorter than his left, and it affected his back. "They never gave me as thorough a checkup as they did this time," said Cole. "They found that out and sent out to get some lifts for my shoes. "I remember feeling it my first year of rookie ball when my back would tighten up on me. But I never thought much about it, just my back tightening up on me." Cole said he's now up around "98 or 99 percent" and is ready to get the call. "I've played nine straight games out here now," said Cole. "I'm feeling a lot better. "They could call me tonight or tomorrow and tell me to get a plane to Peoria or Winston-Salem." But Cole said the Cubs may send him back to down to rookie ball in Huntington, W.Va. "They might be worried about releasing somebody to bring me up, then have my back go out," Cole said. "I think they want to play a lot more before they make a move. "I feel good and I'm definitely ready to get out of here." Bradshaw honored Former Alexandria Senior High pitcher Craig Bradshaw, who signed with the University of Oklahoma last week, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association third-team All-America. Bradshaw was 11-1 with a 3.01 ERA for Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas. Bradashaw, son of Margaret Miles, led the Grizzlies to their third straight Kansas junior college conference title and to a national ranking of 15th in the final NJCAApoU. Bradshaw is currently playing summer baseball in the Jayhawk Conference in Kansas. DCIIITER FM FME RIFLE 10 II ! AUT IU, 4 P.M. 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