Press and Sun-Bulletin from Binghamton, New York on July 4, 1993 · 29
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Binghamton, New York
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Sunday, July 4, 1993
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Section Indurain dominates Tour opener2D FO J Djj Zacharias brothers crash at Tioga4D ' Murray produces for N.Y. Mets9D 11M Press & Sun-Bulletin Sunday, July 4, 1993 WIMBLEDON Ji Q fCTL lM(irn) Binghamton 5, Canton-Akron 4 Albany 5, Reading 2 Harrisburg 10, London 8 Bowie 3-3, New Britain 2-4 Pages 1D, 9D Oakland 5, New York 4 Texas 11, Detroit 5 Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 1 Baltimore 9, Chicago 6 Kansas City 3, Toronto 2 Cleveland 5, California 3 Boston 6, Seattle 5 Page 90 New York 6, San Francisco 3 i San Diego 6, Philadelphia 4 ' Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 3 f Atlanta 11, Florida 2 i Montreal 6, Los Angeles 4 Houston 6, St. Louis 0 ( " Colorado 5, Chicago 4 Page 9D ' For late scores, phone 798-1343. Dodgers' Drysdale dies in hotel room MONTREAL (AP) Hall of Fame . ' .pitcher Don Drysdale was found dead of a 'heart attack Saturday in his hotel room. ; , Drysdale, who had a history of heart trouble, was 5 6.',., . . k ' His death was confirmed bv the Los ; -A Angeles Dodgers .- dunng Saturday night's game with the Montreal Expos. Drysdale was an announcer for the Dodgers, who he played for during his career. When he failed to show up 30 minutes before the game, the ? team called the hotel Don Drysdale and had his room checked. Drysdale, who led the National League in strikeouts three times, is the seconds : Dodgers' Hall of Famer to die in the last , week. Brooklyn Dodgers catcher Roy Campanella died of a heart attack on June 26. ' Best known as a fierce competitor with a hard sidearm delivery, Drysdale compiled a "209-166 record with a 2.95 career earned- run average in 14 seasons with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers. - Among Drysdale's survivors is his "widow, Ann Meyers, a Hall of Fame ; basketball player at UCLA. '' Death hits ex-Dodgers hard, Page 9D. Phillies' double-header ends just before sunrise . PHILADELPHIA (AP) Ending the : ; first game of a double-header, after 1 a.m. is ' late enough. To play the second game and ."finish at 4:40 a.m.' was toomuch for most at ' Veterans Stadiujni i,:W:;-:- "I've never bpen through anything like this," said Philadelphia Phillies, relief s . pitcher Mitch Williams. VI stayed because I had to." 'H : Q Williams' RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Philliis a 6-5 victory over the Sah Diego Padres jmd a split of the double-header, which began Friday and ended ' , about an hour before sunrise Saturday; The 4:40 a.m. finish was the latest in major league history, the Elias Sports Bureau said Saturday. The New York Mets' 19-inmng, 16-1 3 victory July 4, 1985, at Atlanta ended at 3:55 a.m, the next day. Counting three rain delays in the Padres' 5-2 first-game win, the actual playing time and a 30-minute intermission, the two games took 12 hours, 5 minutes. Phillies spokesman Larry Shenk said the club was ready to go with a double-header Saturday, but the umpires made the call to play. The announced attendance was 54,617. About a thousand remained until the end. No guarantees How No. 1 ranked men have fared at Wimbledon: Jim Courier, 1 992 lost third round Stefan Edberg, 1991 lost semis Ivan Lendl, 1990 lost semis ' Ivan Lend), 1989 lost semis Ivan Lendl, 1988 lost semis . " ' Ivan Lendl, 1987 lost finals Ivan Lendl, 1986 lost finals ' , ; " John McEnroe, 198S lost quarterfinals ' SOURCE: WORLD FEATURES SYNDICATE : Questions or comments? v You can reach the sports dept. at 798-1 1 191 (1-800-365-0077) from 3-1 1 p.m. Fax 798-1 113. Late scores: 798-1343. Charlie Jaworski is executive sports editor. : FACT 1 ! Novotna generous to a fault in classic Novotna accepts loss, Page 3D. All-American final, Page 3D. U.S. men dominate, Page 6D. By MIKE DAVIS Gannett News Service WIMBLEDON, England What the occasion demanded, Steffi Graf and Jana Novotna delivered. . 5 In Wimbledon's 100th women's singles final Saturday, they produced an epic. A difficult struggle, over three sets, 2 hours and 14 minutes. A struggle won by Graf, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 6-4. It was an outstanding comeback by Graf. A major collapse by Novotna. Novotna, 24, brought to the biggest match of her life a reputation for mental CJ MAUREEN HUQHE8PRESS & 8UN-BULLET1N A pitcher's work is never done, or so it seems. PitcheVJulie Stashko is in full swing for her AAPCO Diamonds team after helping Seton Catholic Central win the state Class C championship last month. Some girls are either practicing or playing year-round. EASTERN LEAGUE iinter?sbat Name rings a Bell, Page 9D. By CHERYL ROSENBERG Staff Writer Bert Hunter had ended his last five at-' bats the same way: Heading back to the dugout after striking out. Hunter didn't let it get to him SatuK day a day after he was thrown out for arguing a third-strike call. He simply got up in the first inning of the Binghamton Mets' 5-4 victory over Canton-Akron and singled to left. Hunter singled again in the third. And in the fifth, Hunter did the most damage. His two-run homer over the left-field fence of Binghamton Municipal Stadium ' off major leaguer Ted Power tied the score at 4-4. Power was pitching in his third H disintegration under pressure, and she lived up to it in most unfortunate fashion. Ahead 4-1 and serving for 5-1 in the final set, she fell apart in a deluge of double-faults and unforced er-Steffi Graf rors, failed to win another game and lost a match and title that could have been hers. Graf accepted her third straight Wimbledon title and the fifth of her remarkable career, but not.without reservations. ; After hitting a clinching overhead on i 6 powers Mets to sixth straight win ( K iilqhamton Mets watch 6 in a row: Binghamton (38-42) upped its win streak to six by defeating Canton Akron, 5-4, Saturday at Binghamton Municipal Stadium. Seeking sweep: The fifth-place Mets go for their second sweep in a row when they host Canton at 1 :30 today at the Stadium. Brent Knackert (1-1) is the Mets' scheduled starter. Double-A game on injury rehabilition. "I figured; 'It can't get no worse' " Hunter said. "I just tried to block (the strikeouts) out. I relaxed and tried to see the pitch." match point, Graf the world's No. 1-ranked player jubilantly heaved her racket back over her head, then met Novotna at the net for an embrace and exchange of kisses. "I was happy the first few seconds, but then I saw her," Graf said after wrapping up her 1 3th title in a grand slam event. . "I knew what was going through her mind.; I've been in that situation. I really felt bid for her. To be up 4-1 and serving J. , you really have to win the match." : Novotna admitted to being "very disappointed," but bristled at suggestions that she choked. ' "I just went for my shots and it didn't work out," she said. "It wasn't nerves at all." , It only looked that way. " "I did that once against Martina (Navra- . A it' r--r?S3Vf. Valene and Brent Sharp settle in beside their cooler for a game at the BAGSAI Complex. Their daughter Brittany commutes from Horseheads to play for the AAPCO Diamonds. SOFTBALL ' ' r V- . J.. Hie of siMMiraier ... fall, winter,; spring By RON GROTKE Staff Writer T 'he high school Softball season lasted as long as possible for Julie Stashko and Jenn Markert, but it's just an appetizer when compared to their total involvement with the sport. , ? Stashko pitched Setori " Catholic Central to the Class C state title, and Markert hurled ' Chenango Forks to a state . . runner-up finish in Class B on -June 12 at the Binghamton Area Girls Softball Association Inc. Complex. Tougher competition and bigger game awaits both girls and many more in the '. Southern Tier this summer in Amateur Softball Association Junior Olympic age-group tournament play. "I've played summer ball . . . since I was 1 2 years old and I don't think I know a summer different from Softball," said Markert, who pitched for the Hunter's shot fired up the Mets. Tim Sandy walked to lead off the sixth. Chris Butterfield then doubled down the left-field line to score Sandy with the winning run in Binghamton's sixth consecutive victory. ' "The last couple of nights, we've been dead early in the game," Butterfield said. "But it doesn't matter because we got the job done,' ; "I think we sat back because we know we can come back and make it close. Once Bert hit the home run, we were like, 'Yeah, now it's time to go.' 1 was ready to get that hit. At all costs I was going to put the ball in play." With the offense back on track, the pitching took over. Robbie Guzik relieved starter Juan Castillo at the start of the sixth. Castillo allowed four earned runs, including two home runs. collapse At a glance , Highlights from Wimbledon: Women's final: Steffi Graf beat Jana Novotna, 7-6 (8-6), 1-6, 64, for her fifth Wimbledon championship. Today's match: Jim Courier vs. Pete Sampras for the men's championship. On TV: 9 a.m., NBC. tilova) when I was down 7-5, 2-1, and I came back to win the match, 6-2, 6-1," Graf said, recalling her first Wimbledon title in 1988. "So I said, 'OK, try it again.' "She gave me a few points at the end today. I was disappointed for her because she'd played so well. Inside, I just couldn't believe it to get back in it like that." .- 1" V" - 7A: ..." MAUREEN HUQHESPRESS SUN-BULLETIN sil pn Page 7D: Apalachin family adopts team of daughters. Parents on tightrope. Counselor emphasizes perspective. Binghamton Oilers last summer and this year is with BAGSAI's OTB Ponies 1 8-and-under travel team. "Your school season starts in March and then you go until June and keep going until the middle of August." Since the New York State Public High School Athletic Association began girls' state Softball playoffs in 1985, Section 4 teams have won 15 of the 36 championships awarded. A lot of that success has to do See SOFTBALLPage 7D Making his fourth appearance since arriving from Class A St. Lucie on June 21, Guzik (1-0) went the rest of the way. He allowed one hit, struck out two and walked two. He got Eastern League batting leader Manny Ramirez, who homered and doubled earlier in the game, to strike out looking in the seventh and ground out in the ninth. "We're supposed to sit there and watch the hitters," Guzik said. "But I just pitch to everyone the same way. My slider was very good and my fastball was moving. Even a couple changeups finally worked." The only problem Guzik ran into came in the ninth. He walked leadoff batter Omar Ramirez, who then stole second. Ramirez went to third on a grounder to second with one out. Herbert Perry then grounded to Butterfield at shortstop to end the game.

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