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SPORTS SATURDAY, JULY 9, 1988 BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER 3C Yankees cami'fi The Associated Press NEW YORK All-Star pitcher Mark Gubicza handed New York its first shutout of the season with a four-hitter and Bo Jackson hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning, leading the Kansas City Royals to a 4-0 victory over the Yankees on Friday night. Gubicza (12-5) allowed only one hit after the second inning, a lea-doff double by Bobby Meacham in the fifth. He then retired the last 1 5 batters. Gubicza, who was named to the American League All-Star team earlier in the week, walked two, struck out six and retired 15 Yankees on ground balls. New York was the only team in the major leagues not to have been shut out this season. Jackson's 1 1th homer came after singles by Kevin Seitzer and Jacobsen storms toBuschlead The Associated Press WILLIAMSBURG, Va. Peter Jacobsen, who let last week's Western Open title slip away on the final hole, shot a 6-under-par 65 Friday for a two-shot lead after the second round of the Anheuser-Busch Golf Classic. "I'm very proud of myself for shaking it off, going ahead and playing as well as I have," said Jacobsen, who took a double-bogey 6 on the final hole at the Western Open Sunday to lose by one stroke to Jim Benepe. Jacobsen had seven birdies and one bogey Friday to finish two tours of Kingsmill Golf Club's 6,776-yard layout at 10-under-par 132. Within three shots of Jacobsen were three U.S. Open champions 1976 winner Jerry Pate, 1984 titlist Fuzzy Zoeller and reigning champion Curtis Strange, who lives at Kingsmill. Pate, continuing his comeback from three shoulder operations that have limited his playing time during the past six years, shot a 3-under 68 and was two shots behind Jacobsen at 134, along with Tom Purtzer, who carded a 69. Zoeller, with a 68, and Strange, who shot a 67, were at 135 with Scott Hoch, Bill Buttner and Tom Sieckmann. Sieckmann had a 66, Hoch a 68 and Buttner a 70. Dick Mast, who held the first-round lead after coming within a shot of the course record with a 7-under 64, soared to a 75 on Friday and was at 139. Jacobsen, playing the back nine first, rolled in a pair of 15-foot birdie putts and a five-footer to get to 7-under after six holes. His lone bogey came at the 177-yard 17th hole, where his tee shot went into a bunker. Jacobsen had four more birdie putts on the front nine, the longest from 12 feet. Pate was satisfied just to be able to play competitively again. "Today was a pretty good achievement for me in my career," said Pate, who birdied three consecutive holes on the front nine and got to 10-under through 12 holes before carding a pair of bogeys. "I'm happy just to be where I am. This is just like a second life for me in golf. This is dessert," said Pate, who won eight tournaments before injuring his shoulder in May 1982. Drought The Associated Press The drought is threatening to turn golf course greens into browns, but Detroit Tigers officials say cloudless skies help keep the stadium grass in nice shape for the boys of summer. The dry weather has meant the Tiger Stadium ground crew has not had to cover the infield with a plastic tarp. The covering can promote fungus growth in hot weather, said Ralph Snyder, director of stadium operations. "We just have to generate a big water bill," he said. "We have a Football dominates The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. Former pro football stars Len Dawson, Jim Taylor and Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch were among 14 people inducted Friday night in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame. The high school hall of fame was started in 1 982 by the National Federation of State High School Associations, based in Kansas City. tho majors Oakland A's defeat Detroit, 3-2. 1C Frank White opened the fifth against John Candelaria (9-5). Jackson hit an 0-2 pitch over the fence in right-center. Candelaria struck out eight and allowed six hits in 5lh innings. Kansas City added an unearned run in the sixth. Danny Tartabull was safe on third baseman Mea-cham's throwing error with one out, took second on Seitzer's single, went to third on Candelaria's second balk of the game and scored on White's single. New York, which scored only two runs against Texas on Wed golf After undergoing his third operation last summer, Pate had expe-rienced little success in his comeback until the Anheuser-Busch. "People would say, 'Aren't you Jerry Pate?' I'd say, 'I used to be.' Now, I guess I can say I am again." White leads Mayflower INDIANAPOLIS Donna White, seeking her first LPGA victory since 1983, shot a 4-under-par 67 Friday for a one-shot lead over Amy Alcott and Martha Nause after two rounds of the $400,000 Mayflower Classic. White completed 36 holes over the 6, 1 24-yard Country Club of Indianapolis course at 7-under-par 135, one shot ahead of the fast-closing Alcott, who tied a Mayflower record with a 65, and Nause, who had a 67. White, a part-time player because of family responsibilities, hasn't won since capturing the 1983 Sarasota Open. "It's very difficult. You don't have time for yourself. This tour is a very selfish lifestyle," White said. "We have our own routine, our own schedule, everything is our own time when you're out here. "When you have two other people or a third person that you're having to organize, it is difficult." White got to eight under with a birdie at No. 1 7, but a bogey on 1 8 allowed Alcott and Nause to pull within one shot. Mowry paces Seniors KENMORE, Wash. Larry Mowry, playing his second year on the PGA Senior Tour, birdied his first two holes and last two holes Friday to take the lead after the opening round of the $300,000 GTE Northwest Classic. Mowry, from Atlanta, shot a 6-under-par 66 on the 6,501-yard In-glewood Country course for a one-stroke advantage over Bob Brue. In a third-place tie at 69 were defending champion Chi Chi Rodriguez, Bruce Crampton, winner of the inaugural GTE Northwest in 1986, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback John Brodie and Bruce Devlin. Orville Moody, J.C. Goosie and Agim Bardha were tied at 70. The second round will be played Saturday, with no cut for the 72-man field. The final 18 holes are scheduled for Sunday. has effect good sprinkler system and just have to use it more than we probably ever have." He said the grounds crew waters the field for about 1 5 minutes after each game and for about one hour daily. "We watch the bounces every night and haven't seen any problems," Snyder said of the infield. Meanwhile, the state's golf course operators fear the hottest, driest days may be ahead. Another week of 90- and possibly even 100-degree temperatures is forecast for the Lower Peninsula, and with no rain, that spells trouble for the ar Induction ceremonies concluded the federation's 69th annual meeting. Those inducted in the hall of fame include athletes, coaches, of- ficials and adminstrators in high school sports. Dawson, former quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, played football and basketball at Alliance High School in Ohio. He played in the National Football League for gain any ground on Tigers nesday night despite 13 hits, five walks, a hit batsman and two balks, stranded five runners in the first three innings. Gubicza struck out Dave Win-field with two runners on base in the first inning, retired Meacham and Henderson with two on in the second and struck out Jack Clark and Winfield after walking Mat-tingly in the third. Despite the setback, the Yankees remained three games behind Detroit in the American League whgen the Tigers lost to Oakland. Blue Jays 3, Mariners 2 TORONTO Mike Flanagan scattered seven hits in seven innings for his 150th major-league victory as the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Seattle Mariners. Billy Swift (6-6) pitched a complete game but was the loser de AP Photo Horacio de la Pena celebrates his win over Mats Wilander, the biggest upset to date at the U.S. Pro tourney. Nijdam leads Tour de France The Associated Press WASQUEHAL, France Jelle Nijdam became the third Dutch rider in as many days to lead the Tour de France on Friday as Britain's Sean Yates won the 32-mile time trial. After six stages, Nijdam led by one second over Steve Bauer of Canada. Nijdam finished fourth Friday in the time trial from Lievin to Wasquehal, won by Yates in 1 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds with Italy's Roberto Visentini following, 14 seconds behind. Swiss rider Toni Rominger placed third, 23 seconds back, and Nijdam, Thursday's fifth stage winner, came in fourth, 41 seconds behind the winner. Nijdam moved into position of on golf, baseball ea s courses. "A lawn can go a whole month, water it, and it will come back," said John Ringholz, course superintendent at the Western Country Club in Redford Township, a part of Detroit. "A green on a golf course, all it takes is a couple of days without water. It does not come back very well," "I think if we don't get some rain by the end of this month, we're in (for) some real serious trouble for guys who don't have adequate water supplies," said Joe Vargas, professor of botany and plant pathology at Michigan State. Hall of Fame picks 19 seasons and led the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory in 1970. Taylor played football and basketball at Baton Rouge High School in Louisiana. In nine years with Green Bay, he helped the Packers win three NFL championships and the first Super Bowl in 1966. Hirsch, a football and basketball standout at Wisconsin's Wausau High School, played three years spite giving up only four hits, all in the third inning when the Blue Jays scored their three runs and erased a 2-0 deficit. Brewers 5, Twins 3 MINNEAPOLIS Milwaukee's Bill Wegman held Minnesota to three hits in 6 1-3 innings two of them home runs for his first road victory of the season as the Brewers beat the Twins. Angels 10, Indians 6 CLEVELAND Wally Joyner drove in four runs, including a three-run double in California's eight-run fourth inning which featured a record-tying three hit batsmen and a brief melee as the Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians. Tony Armas doubled twice and Bob Boone had two singles in California's big inning, which gave the r - overall lead from the 10th spot he held Thursday. The Superconfex team member took the yellow jersey, emblematic of the top position, from another Dutchman, Henk Lubberding. Still another cyclist from the Netherlands, Teun Van Vliet, led from Monday to Wedensday. Some of the favorites in the time trial were hindered by winds that plagued the later starters. Yates, beginning just after noon, benefitted from his low position in the overall standings after the fifth stage, Ireland's Sean Kelly and France's Jean-Francois Bernard, both expected to do well in the time trial, trailed, finishing 1:56 and 1:14, respectively, behind Yates. "We feel as though we've gone through a complete season already, and the worst is yet to come," said Jerry Faubel of Saginaw. Faubel, secretary-treasurer of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, says Michigan grass is unaccustomed to continuous dry, hot weather. "What we've got here is extremely unusual," he said. "The grass plant itself, in years of growing in the same spot, has adapted to the relative conditions in Michigan. Its tolerance to heat is just not used to the extreme temperatures." with the Chicago Rockets of the All-American Football Conference and nine years with the NFL's Los Angeles Rams. He recently retired after 1 9 years as athletic director at Wisconsin. In addition to the above mentioned honorees, 1 1 other high school standouts were elected to the Hall of Fame this year. Angels a 10-0 lead. White Sox 6-7, Red Sox 5-10 CHICAGO Harold Baines broke out of a 3-for-24 slump with a pair of run-scoring 400-foot doubles and a game-winning RBI single in the seventh inning in leading the Chicago White Sox to a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the opener of Friday's twi-night double-header. Boston won the second game, 10-7. Phillies 1, Reds 0 CINCINNATI Don Carman allowed four-hits in 7 innings and Milt Thompson homered leading off the eighth as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 1-0 Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Expos 7, Braves 1 ATLANTA Bryn Smith Wilander ousted from U.S. Pro The Associated Press BROOKLINE, Mass. Top-seeded Mats Wilander fell victim to the extreme heat and unseeded Horacio de la Pena on Friday at the $415,000 U.S. Pro Tennis Championships. Wilander, heavily favored to win the tournament at Longwood Cricket Club, lost 7-6 (7-4), 6-1 on the clay center court, where temperatures were estimated to be well over 100 degrees. Second-seeded Andre Agassi was scheduled to face Tom Muster of Austria in a late evening match. Wilander, who had defeated the 21-year-old Argentine in straight sets in their only previous meeting in 1986, had won the U.S. Pro championships twice in the last three years. "He played very well," Wilander said. "He kept me back and he played long and high. I don't think anyone can get used to this heat. Maybe it affected me more than it Area olavers lose in Post Three area players lost Friday in the early stages of the Post Grape Nuts Western Michigan Michigan Open tennis tourney. Mike Uldricks of Battle Creek won his first round match before losing to John Losito of Chicago in the second round, 6-1, 6-3. Augusta's Sean O'Brien also lost in the second round. He fell to No. 3 seed Douglas Pielet of Illinois, 6-1, 6-2. Battle Creek's Jerry McKim lost his first-round match to Scott Appledorn of Bloomfield Hills, 6-0, 6-2. Action continues today at Harper Creek High School, beginning at 8 a.m. Men's second, third and fourth rounds were to be completed Saturday. The women's briefslocal sports T-BirdS Split pain A traveling Connie Mack baseball team from Battle Creek, the EPI T-Birds, split a twinbill at Quincy recently. The T-Birds lost the opener, 1 -0, as Quincy's Wade Paul edged Scott Jordan in a pitchers' battle, 1-0. Each squad had just four hits, with Quincy scoring an unearned run in the fourth inning to win. The T-Birds came back in the nightcap, winning 1 1-1. Winning pitcher Victor Clark allowed just one hit and one unearned run to notch the victory. Alex Nicolich had three hits for the T-Birds. Tony Mitchell, Bill Sween and Scott Forman each had doubles. KEN NOTTKE'S BOWL 775 W. COLUMBIA 963-9121 964-9476 "Zzj. UaVdJ U OFF 104 CALHOUN ST. pitched a five-hitter and Andres Galarraga singled in the first of four first-inning runs as the Montreal Expos beat the Atlanta Braves. Smith continued his mastery of the Braves by improving his lifetime record against Atlanta to 12-2, including 3-0 this season. Mitch Webster and Mike Fitzgerald hit solo home runs as the Expos snapped the Braves' three-game winning streak. Astros 4, Mets 2 HOUSTON Bob Knepper pitched a four-hitter as the Houston Astros beat the New York Mets and Dwight Gooden. The Astros snapped a five-game losing streak and reached Gooden (11-5) for 10 hits. Gooden is 10-2 lifetime against Houston. did him." Wilander said he would take some time off to rest and practice before representing Sweden in Davis Cup play. De la Pena set the tone for the match when he broke Wilander in the third game of the first set, and held on to take the tiebreaker in a set that lasted 57 minutes. He jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second set and, after being broken in the third game, won the next four to secure what he called the biggest victory of his career. "When I have a very tough match, I try to play steady like this. I try to wait and play my best," de la Pena said. "I was a little lucky today. Everything I tried worked. Yes it was my biggest win. Wilander is one of the greatest players on clay in the world. I'm very excited." Wilander joined two other high seeds on the sidelines. and doubles tourneys were also scneauiea to oegm. The tournament which is sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association features players from throughout the Midwest. Men's Singles First Round Douglas Pielet (3) of Auroa, III., d. Jack Wallner, Richland, Mi, 6-1, 6-2. Steve Otten of Indian Park, lll,d. Edward Cru- UI, ucm wii, ITI, Scott Appledorn, Bloomfield Hills, d. Jerry McKim, Battle Creek, 60, 6-2. Franklin Hatchett (5), Bloomfield Hills, d. David Clark, Parkrdige, III, 1-6, 7-6, 6-1. Mike Uldricks, Battle Creek, d. Joseph Hor-vath. Waiting, Ind, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3. Second Round Pielet d. Sean O'Brien, Augusta 6-0, 6-1. John Losito, Chicago (4), d. Uldricks, 6-1, 6-3. David Jenkins, Oswego, III, d. Greg Hodgman, Kalamazoo, 6-1, 6-3. Nel Ampon (1), Highland Park, II, d. Don Egler, Royal Oak, 6-0, 6-0. Third Round Mike Rose, Birmingham, d. Harry Greenspan, Birmingham, 7-5, 7-5. 19794 Capital Ave., N.E. PHONE 962-9597 ALL BALL GLOVES WILSON RAWLINGS MIZUNO LOUISVILLE SLUGGER ALL BATTING GLOVES $495 j VISA I

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