The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana on May 30, 1992 · Page 23
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Saturday, May 30, 1992
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,Yt CONTACT: KENT HEITHOLT 459-3296 SATURDAY, May 30, 1992 c Scoreboard: 2B Kent Heitholt: 3B Horse racing: 4B aisnr lilT&ilV.Kk. BV THE IIUMBEHS Texas League San Antonio 13, Shreveport 4 Shreveport 3, San Antonio 2 ; American League Texas 5, Kansas City 3 Toronto 3, Chicago 0 Milwaukee 8, New York 3 Minnesota 17, Detroit 5 Oakland 5, Baltimore 3 Seattle 7, Boston 3 Cleveland 14, California 2 National League Philadelphia 2, Houston 1 (12) Los Angeles 1, Chicago 0 Cincinnati 3, Montreal 2 (11) Pittsburgh 13, San Fran. 3 Atlanta 5, New York 1 San Diego 2, St. Louis 1 . (Standings, Page 5B) NBA playoffs I Chicago 99, Cleveland 94 (Box, Page 2B) GOLF: Kemper Open, 3 p.m., KSLA Channel 12. Bossier City native David Toms, who has either led outright or shared the lead in the first two rounds, tries to stay ahead of the pack in today's third round. Listach suffers ankle injury MILWAUKEE Milwaukee rookie shortstop Pat Listach of Natchitoches had to leave Friday night's game against New York after one inning when he sprained his left ankle running the bases. Listach singled to start the bottom of the first and then stole his team-leading 17th base. But when Kevin Seitzer singled, Listach stumbled on the third base bag and hurt his ankle. He did not score on the play. Walker waived by Minnesota The Minnesota Vikings closed the book on one of the most lopsided trades in NFL history Friday by releasing former Pro Bowl running back Herschel Walker. The Vikings projected Walker as the final piece to . their Super Bowl puzzle and mortgaged their future for. him in 1989, sending the Dallas Cowboys five players and seven high draft choices. Instead, those draft picks fuejed a quick rebuilding job by the Cowboys and left Minnesota's own, championship hopes in shambles. The Vikings are 21-22 since Walker's arrival and missed the playoffs the last two seasons. Tennessee coach Majors in hospital MEMPHIS, Tenn. Tennessee football coach Johnny Majors was hospitalized after having chest pains Friday, but doctors said he did not have a heart attack. Majors is in stable condition at Baptist East Hospital, said Eddie Sisco, administrative supervisor for nursing. Majors, 57, had chest pains while passing through Memphis on the way to a meeting of the Collegiate Football Association in Dallas, school spokesman Haywood Harris said. Norris has minor injuries from crash EL CAJON, Calif. WBC super welterweight champion Terry Norris emerged with just minor abrasions Friday after he lost control of his Jeep on Interstate 8 and it rolled over, landing on a freeway onramp. Norris, 25, of Alpine, told Highway Patrol officers that another vehicle cut him off, forcing him to swerve and lose control, said public affairs officer Roy Kramer. Norris was westbound, near Greenfield Drive, when the accident occurred about 8:40 a.m. GOLF Toon Kemper report: Bossier City native has company atop leaderboard. The Associated Press POTOMAC, Md. No, the four co-leaders at the midpoint of the Kemper Open aren't exactly household names. Since when is that a requirement for winning a golf tournament? Bossier City native and former others for Golf scores: 2B Other tournaments: 4B LSU star David Toms, along with Jay Don Blake, Brad Fabel and Bob Gilder, were tied for first Friday after two rounds of the $1.1 million tournament. But there were 21 players within five shots of their 8-under 134 total, including some much more notable names. "It's a tossup who wins at this point," John Daly said. Maybe, but it's better to be in first place than anywhere else. "Some of the guys on top haven't won, haven't come close or haven't won in awhile, but that doesn't matter," Mark Cal-cavecchia said. "One of those guys could go nuts." So, of course, could their pursuers. Greg Kraft was alone in fifth at 135, while Calcavecchia and Duffy Waldorf were at 136. Daly was one of four players at 137, while Payne Stewart was among a group of eight at 138. Greg Norman and five others were at 139. "It's wide open. Anybody has a chance to win this tournament," Calcavecchia said. "You can make up a lot of ground on this course." The 7,005-yard TPC at Avenel was less forgiving on Friday than it was the day before, when 57 players broke par. Only 42 players did so in the second round, and some of the first-round contenders faded from sight. Defending champion Billy An- drade, two shots off the pace at the outset of the round, shot a ', 76 for a 142 total and barely sur-; vived the cut of 143. Calcavecchia, who has won more than $3.7 million in his ca-reer, had a zany round that included six birdies and four bo-, geys. He was tied for the lead: with three holes to go, but bo-: geyed Nos. 16 and 17. Toms, who tied a course record with a 63 on Thursday to take the first-round lead, labored through four birdies and four bogeys on Friday for a 71. T TEXAS LEAGUE ?J V ,l" y !'y V-iic! 4 r . . ..v....... v x .,i,.n.,),.,.v,w,f..if, , ,. j rl aps infielcier nken a man with a Mission Times pholoJIM HUDELSON Steve Finken saw his bubble burst in San ceived a second chance with his playing for Antonio. But his baseball career has re- the Shreveport Captains this season. Extra meaning: Ex-San Antonio player loves to face former teammates. By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL The Times Steve Finken will admit the current series between San Antonio and Shreveport has a little extra meaning to him. It's not just another part oi the 136-game schedule to the Captains' infielder. San Antonio is more than an opponent for Finken. It's also home. For the previous two seasons, he had played for the Missions. He continues to hold an offseason job there. It was only a month ago that he was watching San Antonio games from the stands. After two years of being one of the team's top players, Finken had become just another ticket-buying fan at the Missions' game. Now, he watches San Antonio gams from the opposing dugout. "I get pumped up when we play them," Finken said. "I want to do especially well." No single moment better illustrates that than an incident on May 17. There wasn't much mention of it, but the world record for the 360-foot dash was set on that date in San Antonio. It happened at, of all places, Keefe Memorial Stadium during the middle of a game between the Missions and the Captains. Finken normally couldn't carry Carl Lewis' starting blocks, but in the fourth inning of that game, he hit a home run for the Captains. Instead of going into the usual trot, he took off at a pace that made the infield dirt look like the Bonneville Salt Flats. Reports indicate that his record might not stand because it has been said that his feet never hit the ground. "I made it around in record time," Finken said. "I had been wanting to hit a home run when I got to town." It also didn't hurt that his homer was the game-winner in a 1-0 game. He reported to spring training this year in hopes of moving up the Dodgers' organizational ladder. But when it was time for the last cuts of spring training, the dominos fell and Finken was out of one job (baseball player) and into another (district sales manager for a grocery distributor). "I had no idea I'd get cut," Finken said. "But I knew I had a job to go back to while my agent looked around." It took a month, but the Giants' finally called and offered Finken a job in Shreveport. It didn't take long for him to accept. "I still wanted to keep my hope and dream alive," he says. "I wasn't ready to give up on that." Part of his job in Shreveport involves playing second base he was the regular third baseman for the Missions for the Captains. "I was being groomed to be a utility man for the Dodgers, so it's not a big adjustment," Finken said. "I'll play anywhere. I played second base in college." . In Shreveport, he has played in 13 games and was hitting .200 entering Friday night's doubleheader. Both of his home runs have come against his former team and he has five RBI. Missions romp, Caps win tight one in a wacky split By JOHN JAMES MARSHALL The Times Two down, four to go. In the first night of Double-header Fest at Fair Grounds Field six games in three days Shreveport and San Antonio played two games that were about as different as they come. The same Shreveport Captains who allowed 13 runs in the first game, allowed two neither were earned in the second. - The same Shreveport Captains who had a pitcher hitting and a hitter pitching in the first game had everything working to form in the second game. TONIGHT vs. San Antonio (DH) 6:05, KEEL, 710 AM Rick Huisman (3-2) and Rob Taylor (2-0) vs. Bill Wengert (2-1) and Jody Treadwell (0-2) Notebook 5B But all you need to see are the scores San Antonio 13-4, and Shreveport 3-2 to see how quickly things can change. "That's the great thing about baseball," Shreveport manager Bill Robinson said. "In football, you have a week in between games. In basketball, you have a few days. In baseball, you have 25 minutes." Still, it's just the first of three nights that only Ernie Banks could love: Let's Play Two II will be tonight at 6:05 and Let's Play Two III will be Sunday at 1:05 p.m. The second game of Friday's doubleheader had something the first one didn't excitement. San Antonio had the tying run at third base (and the go-ahead run at first) when Shreveport's Steve Reed got Ryan Mondesi to look at a third strike to end the game. That was the same Mondesi who had five RBI in the first game. Which was quite a different script that script than the first game. Once San Antonio scored three runs in the first inning, one in the second and four in the third, it became obvious what the Captains were playing for the second game. "We made enough mistakes in the first game to last a long time," Robinson said. "I told them that we needed to just go out and swing the bats and get 'em the next time." A run-scoring double by Adell Davenport in the first gave the Captains a lead they never lost in Game 2 and Pete Weber's double and an infield error added two more in the second inning. But it was the Missions who had the offensive punch in the opener. Here's what kind of game it was for the Captains: Reed Peters pitched a four-hitter for the Captains. However, Peters is an outfielder and only pitched because the game was already out of hand. B San Antonio pitcher Dennis Springer allowed nine walks and had the game's best pitching performance. He allowed only four hits, one less than the Missions had in the first inning off Shreveport starter Dan Carlson. Every Mission position player had a hit by the fourth inning. Springer joined in the fun with a single of his own in the seventh. T NBA PLAYOFFS Jordan, Pippen send Bulls Into championship series The Associated Press RICHFIELD, Ohio The Cleveland Cavaliers thought they had Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls right where they wanted them. Instead, the Bulls and Jordan, with an assist from Scottie Pip-pen, are right where they want to be in the NBA Finals with a chance to repeat as champions. "This was a tough year because everyone expected us to get back to the Finals after winning last year," Bulls coach Phil Jackson said. "In a lot of ways it's a relief." Jordan's three-point play with 37 seconds left broke a tie, and Pippen had 29 points, 12 rebounds, four steals and four blocked shots Friday night in Chicago's series-clinching 99-94 victory. Refusing to let Jordan forget a punching incident four days earlier, the Richfield Coliseum crowd booed him every time he touched the ball. He missed 15 of 20 shots through three quarters, but he scored 16 of his 29 points in the fourth period on 5-for-7 shooting. Horace Grant scored 20 points for Chicago, which defeated the Cavaliers by 10 games for the regular-season Central Division title. Larry Nance had 25 points and 16 rebounds for Cleveland, while Brad Daugherty, playing with a dislocated middle finger on his right hand, finished with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Mark Price, who sprained his left ankle in Game 5, struggled from the field for most of the game, scoring 14 points on 5-for-18 shooting.

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