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The Desert Sun from Palm Springs, California · Page 89

Palm Springs, California
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Saturday, May 23, 1987
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KCSpCn'nrO Scorcbcrdi:; " ' 0usinc3ll7-11 , i lnDusinessi:3 M.,n.,r T r na n irzr a n i " .. i pcdenfuer traded to Orioles by LA I- ' .. r BALTIMORE (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers feel they got just what they needed Friday when they I sent relief pitcher Tom Niedenfuer to the Baltimore Orioles .: in exchange for outfielder John Shelby and left-hander Brad Havens. "(Shelby) has a great deal of talent and at Niedenfuer the age of 29 we feel he is coming into the prime of his career," said Dodger Execu tive Vice President Fred Claire And "as a left-hander. Havens will . help to balance our relief staff." - , Niedeniuer nas appeared in 15 games this season, with a 1-0 record, one save and a 2.76 earned run 1 average. : Court places Rams' Schad on probation ; KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) - Los Angeles Rams offensive tackle Mike Schad was granted a conditional discharge juid placed on six months probation, after pleading " guilty in district court to assault causing bodily harm in a bar room fracas. ' The six-foot-five, 290-pound tackle punched six-foot-four, 235- pound Richard Zahn, 24, in the face, bloodying his nose and chipping three teeth, court was told. Judge John O'Flynn on Thursday rr 1 1 r 1 .1 . hi . i. peace and pay into the court $200 as ' payment for dental work required on Zahn s teeth.". Raiders' Lofton ; found innocent GREEN BAY: WisAP j Football star James Lofton ; was found innocent Friday on :, fa charge he forced a 30-year- J f ql4 Michigan woman to com-; rnit oral sex in a stairwell near ; the Green Bay nightclub where . they met-: "f'-f'.V ' ' A Brown ' County Circuit Court jury reached the verdict ; after deliberating about two . hours, r . 1 ' ,. The verdict came after the jurors, heard closing arguments from defense attorney ' Stephen Glynn and prosecutor Lawrence Lasee. . . i ' Glynn argued the : state I failed to prove its case and that the former Green Bay " Packer, recently traded to the Los Angeles Raiders, should be acquitted. . ; - Glynn told the jury that "this .-' case has to turn on one thing ' . and one thing only: that is the , testimony of (the woman) ? That testimony is uncorro-. ; borated, inconsistent, and con- tradictive." - Warrior coach not interested in Dallas )' .'Va " ' OAKLAND (AP) - Golden State Warriors, Coach George Karl on Friday repudiated published reports that he was interested in interviewing with the Dallas Mavericks for the head coaching vacancy created when Dick Motta resigned. He said the reports were based f strictly on conjecture and rumor. :,: "I intend and look forward to fulfilling my contractual obligations to the Golden State Warriors. It is my desire to build a winning tradition .with the Warrior organization, Karl said. , - ' t Wa ! ' . Ham rejects Rams' fo sign with Eskimos !": ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Southern star Tracy Ham, saying Jthe NFL wouldn't offer him the opportunity to stay at quarterback, refected the Los Angeles Rams Fri day for a three-year deal with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Ham, the first college player to tun for 3,080 yards and pass for ,5,030, led Georgia Southern to NCAA Division I-AA championships in 1SS3 and IZZl ar.i wts selected by the RaJ la tla tZz'J rzxzi of the NiUosil Tcz'JLz'A Irrtirait , UUUfLUUCZJUU u - mr - is s In CSF By WARREN ETTINGER Desert 8a Sports Writer : INDIO Friday's CIF playoff game between the Palm Springs and Indio high school Softball teams went according to prophecy. Here is what the coaches, Randy Svoboda of Palm Springs and Craig Guenther of Indio, said earlier in the week about their CIF Southern Section 2A Division playoff opener Guenther: "I expect a low-scoring game and it will come down to who gets a hit at the right time or who makes an error at the wrong time." V -f-V, Svoboda agreed it would be low scoring and said if his team got three runs, "we're going to win." .' . And that is precisely what happened. Palm Springs got three runs, ' two on errors and another on a passed ball, and eliminated Indio, 3-1, before a crowd of about 100 at Indio High School PS Angels give game away to A's By DAVID ZASLAWSRY Desert Su Sports Editor P ALM SPRINGS - For only the second time and not since the first two games of the season six weeks ago, the Palm Springs Angels lost two straight home games. Palm Springs had been nearly invincible at Angels Stadium and even with Friday night's 5-4 loss to Modesto before 617 fans, the Angels are still 17-7 at home. The Angels handed the A's a win, but didn't lose any ground in the California League's Southern Division standings as second-place Bakersfield lost Friday night arid remained ZVi games behind Palm Springs. ; "We just gave it away," Palm Springs Manager Bill Lachemann said. "Walks come back to haunt you and there is no defense against walks." The walk was Modesto's best offense as the A's received 12 frqra , three Angel pitchers and scored the game-winning nin when Mike Shull ' walked David Gavin on a full count with the bases loaded in the seventh. Three of the five baserun-ners who scored got aboard on walks. r Shull, who entered the game with a 0.95 ERA and seven saves, walked two of the first four batters be faced and gave up an RBI-double as Modesto grabbed a 5-4 lead. Shull couldn't protect the Angels' 4-3 lead, but Palm Springs had its chances in the seventh and ninth innings. Tom Alfredson doubled with two outs in the seventh, but the threat ended when Andres Espinoza popped up. Paul Sorrento singled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and Erik Pappas followed with. a sinking line drive to center field. Jerome Nelson raced in and made a diving catch to end the game. If Nelson doesn't come up with the ball, pinch-runner Glenn Washington may have saored to tie the game. The Angels had their best oppor tunity in the fifth when they loaded the bases with one out on a triple by Dario Nunez (he was 3-for-5) and walks to Jeff Manto and Lee Ste vens. Then Sorrento struck out, but Pappas singled home two runs to tie the game at 3-3. Alfredson walked to reload the bases, but Espinoza struck out It was the first playoff win in Svoboda's six-year tenure and advanced the Indians, 18-5, into the round of 16 against Montclair, which beat Rim of the World, 4-3, Friday in 15 innings. The second-round game is scheduled to be played at Palm Springs at 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Indians got their runs in the fourth inning. After Raquel Olvera and Denise Kuhns led of f with singles, putting runners at first and second base, the next batter, Noreena Villarreal, hit a little ground ball back to Rajahs pitcher Ruth Ramos for what looked like a routine play. , But Ramos hurried her throw and sent it into right field for an error, allowing Olvera to tie the game at 1-1, and Kuhns and Villarreal to move to second and third. . The next batter, Wendy Chittenden, struck out : swinging but the ball got away from catcher , Christy Carlton, enabling Chittenden to reach first and Kuhns to score. Carlton retrieved the ball but, in her haste to get Chittenden at first, threw the ball into right for another error, allowing Villarreal to score. Altogether, the Rajahs committed six errors. The 3-1 advantage was more than enough cushion for Kuhns, the. Indians' pitching ace. Kuhns, who came in with an earned-run average of 0.53, went the distance for the victory, allowing just five hits while striking out six. . The only run Kuhns, 15-5, allowed was in the second. With two out, Carlton dropped a popfly single into shallow center to score Holli Dodge, who had led off with a double to left-center. In the seventh, the Rajahs, 15-6, had the tying runs at first and second with two out, but Kuhns got Marlene Pfeifle to hit a game-ending groun-dout to short. v Ramos, who entered the game with a 0.75 ERA, also went the distance in defeat She yielded six hits and struck out four. . Sun PdoM ky Mai Ortta VICTORY CELEBRATION . . . Members of the Hernandez, teti Casillas, Raquei Olvera and .palm Spring High School girla Softball team, Denis Kuhns, celebrate Friday after defeating ; (from left), Joelle Calhoun, Goya Gutierrez, FeU - Indio High School, 3-1, in first round CIF. . r Mattingly and Pasqua collect two-run homers Yankees shell Angels for 7-2 win ANAHEIM (AP) - Don Mattingly and Dan Pasqua hit two-run homers off Mike Witt in New York's five-run third inning and Rick Rho-den checked California on six hits over 6 innings as the Yankees beat the Angels 7-2 Friday night The Yankees, who had lost their previous two games, took a 1-0 lead with two out in the second inning when Pasqua singled, Mike Pag-liarulo and Rick Cerone doubled. Rickey Henderson opened the third with a double and scored on Willie Randolph's single before Mattingly hit his sixth home run of the season. Gary Ward walked and one out later Pasqua hit his fourth homer for a 6-0 lead. The Angels scored both their runs off Rhoden, 5-3, in the bottom of the third. Brian Downing and Wally Joyner doubled with one out for the first run and Devon White extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a run-scoring single. New York added a sixth-inning run against Mike Cook on Wayne Tolleson's RBI single after Pag-liarulo singled. Bob Hope Classic joins elite $1 million circle By DAVID ZASLAWSKY Desert So Sports Editor The PGA Tour will have a sixth $1 million tournament in 1988 the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. The Classic joins the Doral Ryder Open, Tournament Players Championship, Panasonic Las Vegas Invitational, The International and Nabisco Champi-onshipsojGolf in the elite $1 million circle. - "Enlarging the size of our purse enables us to continue to attract the leading golfers in the game, which in turn draws an ever-increasing gallery," said Saul I. Kamin, Classic president and tournament chairman. "Additional ticket sales mean increased revenue for local charitable organizations." In 1987, the Classic drew seven of the tour's top-10 money winners, 17 of the top 20 and 115 of the top 125. The prize money has been increased $100,000 from the 1987 tournament and it is the sixth time the purse has been increased in the last six years. Prior to the 1987 tournament when the Pete Dye-designed Tournament Players Gub Stadium Course at PGA West in La Quinta was introduced as the host club, the purse had been increased a record $300,000. Just five years ago the purse was $275,000.- The winner's share in 1988 will be $180,000, up from the $162,000 Corey Pavin won in '87 and second-place money will be $108,000, which has been increased $11,200. The 29th annual Classic is scheduled for Jan. 20-24 at Bermuda Dunes, Indian Wells (host course) and La Quinta country clubs and the Arnold Palmer Course at PGA West which replaces the Stadium Course. r- r-. r k - 4 Tc: ;'Cz- ;j Celtics at l-lzzz,llZ? Cellos at r-::jU:- i V -ry'sC- : Lakers, Celtics hit road with 2-0 marks By TV Associated PreM Getting to play the first two games of a playoff series at home is not always an advantage. "It was very important that we won those first two games at home," Boston . Celtics forward Larry Bird said. "If you lose one, then the team coming in got exactly what it wanted, a split. Game 2 was very important" Both the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers hold 2-0 advantages in their best-of -seven conference finals and take to the road for the third and fourth games Boston visits Detroit while LA plays at Seattle. Detroit concedes nothing. "This team has done strange things," Detroit Coach Chuck Daly said. "Ever since I've been here they've done strange things." Seattle Coach Bernie Bickerstaf f -doesn't care which way his team wins, "We need to win this one simply because we're playing the best team in basketball." NHL playoffs ' rrttuy NigM's neswi 4 Flyers 5, Oilers 3 H Oilers lead series 2-1 - ; ' Sunday's Game ' , Oilers at Flyers, 4:05 p.m. i Flyers rally from three-goal deficit to defeat Oilers PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Scott Mellanby scored the tying goal . early in the third period and set up Brad McCrimmon's game-winner 17 seconds later as the Philadelphia Flyers rallied from a three-goal deficit to beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 Friday night in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final. The Oilers still hold a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series, which resumes Sunday, 4:05 p.m. (ESPN) at the Spectrum. Edmonton led 3-0 less than two minutes into the second period before the Flyers rallied. -J , Mellanby tied the game at 3-3 when he beat Edmonton goaltender Grant Fuhr on a 40-foot slapshot at 4:37 of the third period. On the Flyers next rush, the rookie right wing fed a perfect pass to McCrimmon, who finished off a 3-on-2 by beating Fuhr from just outside the crease at 4:54. v IHI ll 1. Qso" Bnryora ; V k -t IS W t ia Dank DslV f m i I K : V l. . Tom $rnw " ' 1.MrioAndrtt ' ' " ( 22. A! Uhssr Jr, 1 , S, , eobbjftshsf, , IX flsnc Uww' ,-LJ-3.HicfcMm . . 'aKswnCcQsrt . , X AJ.fot ; - " 2S,Jewtera j j j's. flotrtoGuTsrO ( n.$rtnFxy , l( L : t j . Dk Simon , , w J7.T7Bttri ,,V Jf.Mt Uysody j t.y f ' "A F . . ? " ' !-::" I r i f : rMtol on lep woof d. 1AM, htck tsstra Ming March CotMsati tok S17M1. mp.K. iissii i is t w M mmttm fc Slum Wss it snS I it i Indy 500's first lap is most crucial HSS( S MIRE HARRIS MotunytwU Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis 500 lasts 1 about three hours. The first 45 seconds can be the most crucial. A 45-second lap on the 2V4-mile oval translates to 200 mph, about the speed the 33 starters in Sunday's race will reach on the first lap if nothing goes wrong. Those first 45 seconds provide the most dangerous moments and create enormous tension. This year, with 23 crashes during practice and qualifications, the anxiety level will be even higher. . Defending champion Bobby Rahal said. "On race day, the track is different you're not trying for all-out speed like in qualifying and, hopefully, everybody is mentally ready. But it's important to keep the start in some kind of perspective. " "When you come off the fourth turn and head toward the start-finish line, the adrenaline Is pumping like crazy, you're feeling all the electricity from that big crowd and all the anticipation. If you dont keep your head and stay cooL you can get In big trouble in a hurry . : "The problem is that some guys act like the first turn is the end of the race." said Michael Andretti, who will be In the third row starting his fourth Indy 5C3. "The way to go into it is that you izril even start raclcj until you get through the first two turns and onto the backstretch. By then, the cars are strung out and you can race." Over the years, the start has triggered some of the worst accidents. In 1982, Kevin Cogan, starting in the middle of the front row, went out of control as the field moved toward the starting line. His car veered right hit the car driven by A.J. Foyt then slid sharply across the track, nailing Mario Andretti's second-row racer to the pit wall. , The dust and debris from the accident clouded everyone's vision, scattering cars wildly, and two cars in the rear of the field collided. There were no injuries, bat the incident eliminated four cars from the race, including those of Cogan and Andretti. And that was before the green flag had fallen. , The start with three cars in each of 11 rows about 100 yards apart suddenly hitting the throttle of their 750-horsepower turbocharged engines can quickly become chaos. The driver who starts from the pole is in charge of the field once the pace car pulls away. "I want the pace car to just get out of the way as zzza as possible," Mario Andretti, this year's pole-wir-cr, nid. Til bring the field cp to about 110 for the sUrt rr.i ttxt should let everybody get a nice even start

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