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CENriUt FLORIDA B-2 The Orlando Sentinel, Saturday, May 2, 1992 4-run 4th does in SunRays 2 errors, Wagner's pitching lead Carolina past Orlando, 5-2 Sports this morning I 1 Orlandoan hopes to qualify for U.S. Olympic jai-alai team After turning down the fulfillment of his dream to become a professional jai-alai player, Orlando's Mark Thornton can make another dream come true today by qualifying for the United States team to compete in the Summer Olympics at Barcelona, Spain, where jai-alai will be a demonstration sport. Thornton, 38, is among the final 16 (four will make it) after dominating qualifying in Fort Pierce. A large back-courter at 6 feet 4, 230 pounds, Thornton is one of the hardest throwers in the American amateur ranks. "To represent the United States at the Olympics in anything is a dream," Thornton said. "Hopefully, it will be a dream that does come true." JERRY GREENE of the Sentinel staff Coaches give 3 Gators spots on the All-SEC tennis team GAINESVILLE The University of Florida, 26-0 and Southeastern Conference champion at 14-0, placed three players on the All-SEC team Friday in a vote of conference coaches. Senior Holly Lloyd and freshman Lisa Raymond are on the singles team, and senior Kay Louthian and Lloyd are on the doubles team. The Gators will compete in the NCAA Women's Tennis Championships in Palo Alto, Calif, May 13-21. Lloyd, ranked No. 10 nationally, was 28-2 this season and finished with a 19-match winning streak. Raymond had a 254 spring record. Louthian and Lloyd, who had an 8-2 spring record, are ranked No. 14 nationally. - COMPILED FROM STAFF REPORTS Briton seeking title bout ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON Unbeaten heavyweight Lennox Lewis is being courted to fight Razor Ruddock in what Lewis' camp sees as a final elimination bout leading to a title fight with Evander Holyfield. The day after Lewis' three-round demolition of fellow Briton Derek Williams, manager Frank Maloney was talking about his fighter's path to the title shot. As Maloney sees it, next for Lewis will be a fight with a still-undetermined opponent in midsummer, and if he wins that fight, Ruddock is next. "This must be the most difficult route any heavyweight has had to take to get to the world title," Maloney said. "The Americans are really frightened of Lennox's ability and are worried he could take the title out of the States and bring it to Britain." Shelley Finkel, who co-promotes for Holyfield, was at ringside Thursday night and agreed that Lewis (20-0-0) was among the contenders. "Holyfield is fighting Larry Holmes next month and then either Riddick Bowe or Pierre Coetzer later in the year," Finkel said. "Then we are looking for someone early next year, and it will be Lewis if he comes out on top against Ruddock." I TENNIS SECOND-SEEDED Andre Agassi rallied from a set and a break down to beat unseeded Jacco Eltinqh, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, Friday in the AT&T Challenge in Ros-well, Ga. Unseeded Pablo Arraya upset third seeded Alexander volkov, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3. .. . Steffi Graf and Gabnela Sabatini led the way into the semifinals of a WTA tournament in Hamburg, Germany, with quarterfinal victories. Top-seeded Graf overpowered unseeded Leila Meskhi, 6-2, 6-2, and second-seeded Sabatini defeated seventh-seeded Judith Wiesner, 6-1,6-2.... Sixth-seeded Francisco Clavet defeated third-seeded Alberto Mancini, 7-5, 6-1 , in the quarterfinals of the City ol Madrid Grand Prix in Spain. Fifth-seeded Sergi Bruguera beat Marc Rosset, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3); Javier Sanchez beat Jordi Arrese, 6-3, 6- 4, and No. 7 Carlos Costa beat Arnaud Boetsch, 64, 6-1. Q BASEBALL GULF COAST Community College upset top-ranked Miami-Dade South, 7- 5, in the opening of the State Junior College Tournament at Baseball City Stadium near Haines City. In other games, Polk scored seven runs in the final two innings to beat Santa Fe, 7-1, and Chi-pola scored four runs in the seventh to beat Miami-Dade Wolfson, 8-4. Brevard met Florida Community College of Jacksonville in a late-starting game. HOCKEY FINLAND, GETTING, two easy goals against Ray LeBlanc In the first 10 mninutes, defeated the United States, 6-1, in the World Hockey Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Team USA, with a 1-2-0 record, is fifth in Pool A and needs to finish at least fourth to make the quarterfinals, starting Wednesday. In other games, Germany upset defending champion Sweden, 5-2; Canada beat Norway, 4-3; and Italy beat Poland, 7-5. SAILBOARDING MIKE GEBHARDT of Fort Walton Beach, a 1988 Olympic bronze medalist and 14-time national champion, won the sole spot on the men's U.S. Olympic team with four firsts, three seconds and three thirds at Fort Pierce. Among the women, Lanee Butler of San Juan Ca-pistrano, Calif., has an 11 -point edge over Jayne Fenner of Sarasota going into today's competition. In'n T S BOXING MICHAEL CARBAJAL of Phoenix scored a unanimous 10-round decision Thursday night over Jose Luis Velarde in Albuquerque, N.M. Carbajal, the International Boxing Federation flyweight champion and Olympic silver medalist, injured his right hand in the third round and spent the rest of the fight throwing left jabs. SOCCER A PRESEASON scrimmage game between the Orlando Lions and the Tampa Bay Rowdies will be played at University High School at 7:30 tonight. Admission is free. B FOOTBALL THE PHILADELPHIA Eagles opened a three-day mlnlcamp In Philadelphia, but quarterback Randall Cunningham was taking it easy, on orders from coach Rich Kotrte, who said, "Randall's not going to do very much at all." Even though Cunningham's recovery from reconstructive surgery on his left knee is "way ahead of schedule," Kotite said there was no point in pushing him. Cunningham said he had complete flexibility in the knee, which was injured in the opening game of the 1991 season Quarterback Dave Brown of Duke said he will not come back for his final season of eligibility. He wants to make himself available for the NFL supplemen-tantal draft. BASKETBALL GENE BARTOW, coach and athletic director at Alabama-Birmingham, was hospitalized in Birmingham after becoming ill at his office. Hank Black, a spokesman at University Hospital, said doctors suspected Bartow was suffering from a virus. He remained in the hospital overnight. B CYCUNG JEAN PAUL Van Poppel of the Netherlands won the fifth stage of the Tour of Spain at Gandia, his second victory in the 21 -day event. Van Poppel covered the 116 miles in 5 hours, 22 minutes, 38 seconds. Pello Ruiz Cabestany of Spain remained the overall leader. Compiled from wire reports Horse racing, Kentucky Derby, 4:30 p.m. O SL baseball, Knoxville at Orlando SunRays, 7:05 p.m. SL baseball, Knoxville at Orlando SunRays, 6:05 p.m. WL, Orlando Thunder at San Antonio, 1:30 p.m. O Baseball, Braves at Cubs, Bp.m.QDW) Baseball, Reds at Pirates, 7:30 p.m. G3 Braves at Cubs, 2p.m.flH9D(TJ5) Brewers at White Sox, 8 p.m. Baseball, Astros at Cubs, 2 p.m. W Baseball, Braves at Pirates, (L), 7:30 p.m. College baseball, Jacksonville at UCF, 7 p.m. Baseball, Braves at Pirates, 7:30 p.m. Baseball, Dodgers at Mets, 7:30p.m.ffi)lB Baseball, Yankees at Athletics, 10:30 p.m. TELEVISION 6 A.M. TODAY TO 6 A.M. SUNDAY m w o CD O o o Mi o AUTO RACING USAC Midgets, 9:30 p.m. NASCAR Hanes 500, 3 a.m. BASEBALL New York Mets at Atlanta Braves, JU. 1 p.m. (SO College, South Carolina at Florida, (L), 4 p.m. College, Maryland at Florida State, (L), 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres, (L), 10 p.m. College, Washington State at Washington, (L), 10 p.m. College, Texas at Miami, 10:30 p.m. NBA BASKETBALL NBA playoffs, Second round, Game 1 : Boston Celtics at Cleveland Cavaliers, (L), 12:30 p.m. High school, Roundball Classic, noon. BOXING Light middleweights: Ramon Cam-pas vs. Samuel Martinez, 10:30 p.m. DIVING U.S. Olympic Gold: Phillips 66 Indoor Championships, 10:05 p.m. FOOTBALL World League, Barcelona Dragons at Birmingham Fire, (L), 8 p.m. GOLF PGA, Houston Open, third round, (L), 2:30 p.m. LPGA, Centel Classic, third round, (U. 4:30 p.m. Las Vegas Senior Classic, second round, (L), 6 p.m. HOCKEY NHL, Norris Division Final, Game 1: Chicago at Detroit, (L), 7:30 p.m. HORSE RACING Kentucky Derby Special, (L), 1 p.m. 1992 Virginia Gold Cup Steeplechase, (L), 3:30 p.m. Kentucky Derby, (L), 4:30 p.m. TENNIS AT&T Challenge, (L), noon. 6 A.M. SUNDAY" TO 6 A.M. MONDAY AUTO RACING Formula One Spanish Grand Prix, 7:50 p.m. (BP) ARCA Poulan Pro 500K, 12:30 p.m. USD NASCAR Winston 500, 2 p.m. COLLEGE BASEBALL dD Texas at Miami, (L), 1:30 p.m. (5!f Maryland at Florida State, (L), 2 p.m. 51) Boston College at Connecticut, 11 p.m. MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL WN; Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds, (L), 2 p.m. iM iTO New York Mets at Atlanta Braves, (L), 2 p.m. Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox, (L), 2:30 p.m. TSP) Pittsburgh Pirates at Houston Astros, (L), 8 p.m. BASKETBALL O NBA playoffs, First round, Game 4: Detroit Pistons at New York Knicks or 2nd round, Game 1: New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls, (L), 1 p.m. O NBA playoffs, 1st round, Game 4: Portland Trail Blazers vs. L.A. Lakers at Anaheim, Calif., (L), 3:30 p.m. M Utah Jazz vs. L.A. Clippers at Las Vegas, (L), 6 p.m. FOOTBALL O World League, Orlando Thunder at San Antonio Riders, joined in progress, (L), 1:30 p.m. GOLF O LPGA, Centel Classic, final round, (L), 1:30 p.m. O Houston Open, final round, (L), 4 p.m. W Las Vegas Senior Classic, final round, (), 5:30 p.m. NHL PLAYOFFS (Wi TBA, (L), 7:30 p.m. ;SC)TBA, (L), 10:30 p.m. TENNIS (TJT) AT&T Challenge, men's singles final, (L), noon. RADIO TODAY BASEBALL Southern League, Knoxville Blue Jays at Orlando SunRays, 7 p.m. WPRD-AM (1440). MISCELLANEOUS Talk Sports With Pete Rose, 6 p.m. WGTO-AM (540). SportsTalk, 6 p.m. WWNZ-AM (740). TODAY AUTO RACING Pit Road Preview, 12:30 p.m. WGTO-AM (540). BASEBALL Southern League, Knoxville Blue Jays at Orlando SunRays, 7 p.m. WPRD-AM (1440). SUNDAY AUTO RACING NASCAR, Winston 500, 1:45 p.m. WGTO-AM (540). BASEBAlL Southern League, Knoxville Blue Jays at Orlando SunRays, 6 p.m. WPRD-AM (1440). TODAY Kentucky Derby. B SUNDAY World League, Orlando Thunder at San Antonio, noon. H MAY 9 World League, London at Orlando Thunder, 8 p.m., Citrus Bowl. Wt MAY 16 Preakness Stakes. MAY 13-17 SEC Baseball Tournament, Superdome. MAY 17 NBA draft lottery; World League, Orlando Thunder at Birmingham, noon. MAY 23 World League, Barcelona at Orlando Thunder, 1 p.m., Citrus 3owl. JUNE 6 Belmont Stakes; World Bowl, Montreal. Class AA Southern League EASTERN DIVISION W L Pet GB Green (Brw) 17 4 80 OrtanOo (Tama) 13 I JW 4vt Jacusorwite (Mmrs) 12 9 571 5 Chanoia (Cube) 9 11 450 Vi Carat (Pirates) 9 13 409 8 4 WESTERN DIVISION W L Pet GB Chananooga (Reds) 15 6 714 HuiBvale (AMcs) 6 12 400 6 Knowile (Blue Jays) 8 13 381 7 Memphis (Royas) 7 12 368 7 Barrangharn (WSm) 6 15 .286 9 FRIDAY S RESULTS KnojrviBa at Orlando, night Caroana at Jacksonville, raght Barrangham at QreenvtHe. night Memphe at Chattanooga, fight Hurnsviae at Charlotte, raght TODAY'S GAMES KnoxvWe at Orlando, 7:05 fm. Caroana at Jacksonville Chattanooga at Greenville Huntsvide at Barrangharn Memphis at Chartone Thursday's late box Mudcats 5, SunRays 2 Fori Laud lYarW! 7 14 333 9"! CENTRA! OrVISIOH W L Pet GB OlCTOM (Altroi) 14 .636 SB Cy (Royte) 11 11 500 3 LaKaang (Tqera 8 12 400 5 W Haven (RSc 5 15 250 8 WESTERN DIVISION W L Pet GB Sarasota (WSox) 15 5 750 Cwrwatar (Pus) 10 10 50D 5 Punedn (Jays) 10 10 500 5 Charlotte (Rangers) 9 12 429 6' Mao(Cc-op) 9 12 429 6"; St PeetCaros) 8 12 400 7 FRIDAYS RESULTS Oacaoia 2, Sarasota 1 St Pen 3. BaMbaal City 1 Chanooe at Mraoe. ngnt Clearwater at Lakesand, raght Dure a Writer Haven, raght Fort Lauderdale at St Luce raght West Pam Beach a Vero Beach, night MINORS TODAYS GAMES CAROLINA Rariltd DLSntsK Romeroc Shettonon Jhnsnlb Esteprf Os3b Mnhn2b Rrjgzss Total ORLANDO abrhbi 5 0 1 ODLNzcf 5 0 2 OLewscf 3 110 Meares ss 4 111 Garcia 2b 41 OOMcCartyrt 30 1 0 Russo 3b 3 111 Owensc 2 10 1 Coosydh 3 0 11 Mstalar t DLrwte lb 32 5 84 Total abrhbi 0 0 0 0 4 00 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 4 0 2 0 4 0 11 3 0 0 0 2000 3 0 0 0 31 2 5 1 Oacaoia a West Palm Beach, 7 p m. Baeaball City at St Lucie, 7 p.m. Clearwater a Charlotte St. Petersburg a Ounerjn Mrade a Sarasota Fort Lauderdale a Lakeland Winter Haven a Vero Beech Thursday's late box Cardinals 2, Royals 0 Carolina Orlando 000 410 0005 010 100 0O0-2 E Meares, Lews, Leskanic DP Caroana 1, Orlando 1, LOB Carolina 4, Orlando 4. 2B-Owens, Ratlrfl. HR Sherton (3). SB Manahan. IP H R ER BB SO Carolina Wgner W. 2-1 Orlando Lskrac L 2-3 5Vj 7 5 Klonoski 3Vj 1 0 HBP-Manahan by Leskanic. T- 2:49, A 2,491. BBCfTY Moored Ttmo2b Burton Vim) lb CrbHoS) Coiedh Jenrangsc Shields rf DandorJh MoriHoss Smnhdh Gross p Shawp V Perezp Totals ST. PETE abrhbi 4 0 1 ODonaktd 2 0 0 0 Aversa 3b 3 0 2 0 Howemb 4 0 0 0 FJtsc 30 1 0 Lews If 4 0 0 0 Saunonpr 40 1 OHerrerarf 30 1 OEIdndgedh 1 000Ozuna2b 3 0 2 0 Anduiarss 1 0 0 0 Watson p 0 0 0 0 Evrsgro p 0 0 0 0 Fletcfw p 000 0 32 0 80 Totals abrhbi 3 12 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 111 4 02 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 30 10 20 10 0 0 0 0 000 0 0 0 0 0 31 2 8 2 BBCIty St Pete 000 000 00 -0 100 000 01 2 5 2 2 2 7 Class A Florida State League EASTERN DIVISION W L Pet GB W.P Bch (Expos) 16 4 .600 St Luge (Mets) 14 7 667 !' V Beach (Dodgers) 8 12 .400 8 E-Carabeto. DP BB City 0, St- Pete 1 LOB BB City 9. St Pete 8 HR-Elte. SB-DonakJ(2). IP H R ER BB SO BBCIty Gross, L 5 6 1 1 1 2 Shaw 1 2 1 1 0 1 V Perez VsO 0 0 0 0 St Pete Watson, W 6,66 0 0 2 5 Eversgerd 1 2 0 0 0 2 Fletcher 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP Watson. T 2:06 A 1,516 Astros' schedule Sunday at West Palm Beach, 2 p.m. Monday a West Palm Beach, 7 p.m. Reprinted from Friday's late editions. ' By Ric Russo OF THE SENTINEL STAFF Carolina took advantage of two errors by Orlando in a four-run fourth inning, and Paul Wagner made it stand up with a complete-game victory, giving up five hits as the Mudcats defeated the SunRays, 5-2, Thursday night before a crowd of 2,491 at Tinker Field. The Mudcats (9-13) earned a split of the four-game series with the Rays (13-9). Wagner (2-1) walked two and struck out seven. He allowed a run-scoring double by Jay Owens in the second, and Dave McCarty scored Orlando's other run on a double play in the fourth. "I knew I had a solid defense behind me and a good catcher in back of the plate, so all I wanted to do was keep the ball in play," said Wagner, who was selected by the Pirates out of Illinois State in the 12th round of the draft in June 1989. All of the Rays' hits came from the third, fourth and fifth hitters. McCarty and Paul Russo each had two hits and Owens one. Curtis Leskanic (2-3) took the loss despite giving, up only one earned run. In 5Vb innings he gave up seven hits and three walks and hit a batter. The earned run came on Ben Shelton's home run in the fifth. "It was just too much Wagner tonight," Rays manager Phil Roof said. "He really impressed me in the early innings, but I thought we would get to him as the game wore on, but he kept getting us out." Left-hander Jason Klonoski relieved Leskanic with one out in the sixth and held the Mudcats scoreless. In 20 innings of relief, Klonoski has surrendered one earned run. The Rays opened a four-game series with the Knoxville Blue Jays Friday night at Tinker Field.' Carolina headed north to close out an eight-game Florida road trip with four games in Jacksonville. NOTE: Carolina outfielder Scott Bullett, who was ejected Wednesday for throwing dirt on umpire Ed Bean, was suspended three games by Southern League President Jimmy Bragan. Bullett is the Mudcats' leading hitter with a .337 average. 1 1 U 3 i 1 1 i ( til 1 1 M 1 1 h J " i m w m m. I H3ZZEZE2ZZ0 lilt 1UM III IV BlMwrflalTaflrMiffl 21 j v S w i ngi n to S u mm eiat our SfMPra OPE W NOUSE SALE mr jsssMna ' as asdSiMSMsAii ' lams 'JW Buy an RC COLA soda & a hot dog for M00. 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