Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on April 25, 1986 · 26
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 26

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Friday, April 25, 1986
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26C 2 SPORTS NATION FBIPAY. APRIL 85. 1988 ' '"".rl N NE. JOURNAL 9 Infield fly' automatic out plays key role Bluejays nip Muskers 6-5 By Tom Hancock Journal Sports Wrttar For Nebraska baseball Coach John Sanders, the finer points of the infield fly rule were completely without consequence in the Huskers W toss to Creighton Thursday. "No comment,'' Sanders said of the controversial play. "We got beat 6-5." The play Sanders deferred remarking about took place in the middle of a Husker rally in the bottom of the eighth with Nebraska trailing M. The bases were loaded with one out and shortstop Bruce Wobken was at the plate facing Bluejays1 relief-pitcher Jeff Kopyta. Kopyta, who picked up the save, had just struck out left-fielder Rich King. Kopyta ran the count full to Wobken, who then lofted a fly into short left field. According to the rule book, an infield fly is a fair fly ball which can be caught by an inf ielder with ordinary effort when first and second or first, second and third bases are occupied before two are out Ball dropped The infield fly rule was called immediately, meaning Wobken was out and the baserunners could advance at their own risk after the catch. Left-fielder Gary Selvera called off the Blue-jays shortstop, but dropped the ball NU's Mark Kister came in to score after the muff, but John Franklin, who was waiting at second, was thrown out at third by Selvera. The run counted, but the double play cut short the Husker rally and Kopyta set down the Huskers in order in the ninth to preserve the M win. Sanders attributed the Husker toss to sloppy hitting and errors. "We were undisciplined at the plate," Sanders said. "We were concentrating better later ... but put our inning (the eighth) together too late. Sometimes you pay if it's too late." Creighton Coach Jim Hendry was happy to get the win by any means, infield fly rule or not "It's my understanding that if the shortstop's back is to the fence (when he's making the play), it's an infield fly," Hendry said. "I thought yesterday (in Wednesday's 5-4 Husker win) we showed a lot of character. We had the attitude 'what's gonna go wrong now.' But guys who were struggling on the mound came back." Second-baseman Chris Gadsden led off the Bluejays first inning with a single off starter Mark Honnor. Gadsden then stole second and went to third on Bill Meier's single. Tim Osgood drove Gadsden home on a ground out to second-baseman Larry Mima Gadsden's was the only earned run on the day for Creighton. The Huskers responded with two runs in the bottom of the first Mims walked to lead off but was forced at second on Todd Bunge's grounder. Bunge stole second and scored on Paul Meyers' single. Meyers stole second, and went to third when third baseman Tim Osgood mis- played Kisters ground baO, allowing Kister to reach first Designated-hitter John Franklin then bunted perfectly to the first-base side of the pitching mound, scoring Meyers and moving Kister to second. Jeff Taylor and King grounded out to end the inning. Wobken's triple in the fourth was mis-played into a run when Bluejay shortstop Elvis Dominguez" relay throw sailed over third. Bunge's solo home run in the fifth, his 11th on the year, gave Nebraska a 4-3 lead which it held until an error-plagued seventh. Bluejays score Bill Meier walked to lead off the Blue-jays' seventh and went to second on Mike Barbato's single. Honnor tried to pick off Meier at second, but his throw went into center off Mims' glove, and Meier and Barbate moved up a base. Kip Gross came in to relieve Honnor, but Osgood's single scored Meier. After catcher Scott Servais struck out, Eddie Ortega hit a grounder to Curtiss Heflin who threw home to get Barbate. Two passed balls and two wild pitches scored Osgood and Ortega, as Edwarde Blanco walked. Gross struck out pinch-hitter Tom Dierberger to end the inning. The Huskers fell to 28-16 and travel to Tulsa, Okla., to face Oral Roberts University in single games Friday and Saturday. The Bluejays, 28-20-1, go to Peoria, Hi, to face Bradley in Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday and Sunday. sportshorts Grady, Peete tie THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) - Australian Wayne Grady, who has been disqualified or missed the cut in nine of 12 tournaments this year, and tour veteran Calvin Peete shot course-record, 7-under-par 65s to share the first-round lead in the $500,000 Houston Open. The co-leaders were two shots ahead of Mike Hulbert, while five golfers Nick Faldo, Rod CurL Jay Haas, Bruce Lietzke and Billy Pierot were another shot back. APWIREPHOTO Calvin Peete lines up a putt Thursday. The par-shattering rounds of Grady and Peete bettered the course record of 66 shot by Payne Stewart in the first round of last year's tournament, the first to be played on the par-72, 7,042-yard TPC course at The Woodlands. Kratzert leads by stroke ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Cathy Kratzert birdied the last four holes on her way to an opening round 67 and a one-shot lead over four other golfers in the LPGA's $200,000 S&H Classic. Janet Coles, Robin Walton, Laurie Rinker and Jane Crafter all shot 4-under -par 68s to finish the day one shot behind Kratzert, a second-year pro whose best finish in a tour event was a tie for second in this season's Standard Register Samaritan Turquoise Classic. Burke, Harney take Legends lead AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Jack Burke Jr. and Paul Harney combined for a 9-under-par 61 to take the first-round lead at the $500,000 Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf. Two hot streaks by Orvffle Moody and Bruce Crampton pulled them into second place at 63 in the better ball, senior competition. Bold Arrangement biggest winner? LEXINGTON, Ky. (UPI) - Although Bachelor Beau, a 20-1 shot, crossed the finish line first, third-place English in-" vader Bold Arrangement actually was a bigger winner in Thursday's $265,600 Blue Grass Stakes, emerging as a legitimate threat to Kentucky Derby favorite Snow Chief. In his first start on dirt. Bold Arrangement charged from seventh at the top of the stretch to finish the Grade 1, 1-mile Derby prep longest race of his career less than a length behind Bachelor Beau and a head behind runner-up Bolshoi Boy. Bold Arrangement, a chestnut son of Persian Bold, will have the distance he needed Thursday on May 3 in the 14-mile run for the Roses at Churchill Downs. Soviets defeat Canada MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet Union defeated Canada 7-4 and Sweden, on two last-minute goals by Anders Carlsson, tied Finland 4-4 in the opening medal-round games at the World Ice Hockey Championships. Moncrief leads defensive team NEW YORK (AP) - Guard Sidney Moncrief of the Milwaukee Bucks received 13 of a possible 22 first team votes to head the NBA's All-Defensive team as chosen by the league's 23 head coaches, the league announced. The first team also consisted of gurad Maurice Cheeks of Philadelphia, forwards Paul Pressey of Milwaukee and Boston's Kevin McHale and center Mark Eaton of Utah. 47,000 expected for Bloomsday SPOKANE (AP) A record 47,000 people are expected to run in the Bloomsday Road Race May 4, an increase of 7,000 from last year, organizers say. Nearly 46,000 entries had been received by Thursday, and . another 1,000 late entries were expected for the 10th annual race, said race director Sylvia Quinn. Race officials had ordered 40,000 T-shirts, about the same number of runners, joggers, walkers and others who entered the 7.5-mile road race last year. That was an increase of about 7,000 over 1984, but Ms. Quinn said more would have to be ordered. The first Bloomsday in 1977 attracted about 1,400 runners. Leon Spinks declares bankruptcy DETROIT (AP) A bankruptcy court ordered liquidation of the assets of prize fighter Leon Spinks after he said all he has left from the $4.5 million he made in the ring is a $500 wardrobe and the $1,600 a month he makes boxing "I dont even have a car to use," Spinks told Kelly Potok, presiding officer at Spinks' hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court here on Thursday. Potok ordered a court trustee to handle the liquidation of Spinks' assets. Spinks, a 32-year-old former Olympic champion who once won the heavyweight crown from Muhammad Ali only to . lose it back, said he now rents a small home in Detroit Spinks' brother Michael is the current heavyweight champion in the International Boxing Federation, a crown he took from Larry Holmes. ILL. Washington to Hawaii PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran shortstop U.L. Washington to a contract with Hawaii of the Pacific Coast League. Washington, who played eight seasons for the Kansas City Royals, gained free agency after batting .249 with one home run and 17 runs batted in with the Montreal Expos last season. Washington, 34, had a .254 batting average in nine major league seasons. His best season was 1982, when he batted .286 with 10 home runs and 60 RBI for the Royals. He didn't play for the Expos after June 28, when he went on the disabled list for the second time that season. Hoyt pleads guilty SAN DIEGO (AP) - Pitcher LaMarr Hoyt has agreed to plead guilty to a public nuisance charge in a plea arrangement that would erase a misdemeanor weapons violation and drug and traffic infractions, a prosecutor says. The plea bargain must be approved by a judge. It was expected to be formalized when lawyers for the San Diego Padres player and prosecutors present the plan during a Municipal Court hearing Friday, said Stuart Swett, chief deputy city attorney in charge of the criminal division. Hoyt, who makes $1 million a year, would draw three years probation, a $350 fine and pay an additional $25 to a state crime victims restitution fund under terms of the plea bargain, Swett said. Bettor glad he went to dogs DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - A single $2 bet at the Dubuque Greyhound dog racing park Thursday paid off for a rural Dubuque man to the tune of $72,961. The 57-year-old man, who declined to be indentified, was the only person to correctly select the six winners in the park's Super Six wagering. The Super Six had gone without a winner for over two weeks. Connors, Lloyd triumph TULSA, Okla. (UPI) Jimmy Connors used a strong baseline game to defeat Peter Fleming 6-4, 6-3 in the first match of the Bank of Oklahoma Tennis Classic. John Lloyd followed with a strong serve-and-volley game for a 6-2, M win over Tom Gullikson. Nebraska Spring Game rosters Red squad 1 Dal Kltln, klctcw; 2 Von Steward, wlngoock; 3 Vane Bchran. wlngoock; S Brian Washington, monsttr bock; Stv Taylor, quarterback; 10 Cnarkn Fryar, cormrbock; 11 Gory Washington, MHIt nd; 12 Clt Bloktman, auorttrbock ; 13 Dav Clwloho, klckr; 14 Mlk Preston, auorKtrbock; 17 CIo Miliar, cornerbock; It Brlon Kehrll, quorttrbock; 1 BryonSleWer.sotetvi 21 Trovl Thorll, monster back; 23 Crols Hill, safety; 2 Dan Thaw, safety; 32 Brian Davit, cornerbock; 33 Dana Brlraon, wlnobock; 34 Tyrw Knox, fullback; 3S Kvln Parsons, Mnbockr; 37 Dou Welnlok, llnbockr; 31 Sieve Forch, Ikwbocker; 40 Jon K)toy, I -back; 43 Todd Mllllkan, fight nd; 44 Chrlt Corr, defensive bock; 47 Dorrvl Summer, I -bock; 40 Rob Leuck, Itmbockor; 4t Ken Kaslln, fullback; 32 Danny Omkurtn, defensive tackle; S3 Jeff Sellentln, cntr; 34 Mark Cooper, confer; 57 Keven LHitilnor, offsnslv hick I; 41 John McCormlck, guard; 44 Mlk Griffin, guard; 45 John Stroshelm, guard; 40 Tim Moor, offensive tackle; 70 R.O. Arneson, guard; 71 Rob Mog gortt offensive tackle; 71 Derrick Orson, of-tensive tackle; 74 Stan Porker, guard; 71 I Mlk Hoefler, guard; 74 Chrlt Spochmon, defensive tackle; 70 Tim Rother, defensive tackle; 00 Jeff Jamrog, defensive end; II Corey Grobt. tight end; 02 Lorenzo Hicks, split end; 13 Brad Tvrer, defensive end; 04 John Kroeker, punter; OS Robb Schnltzler, split end; 04 Jason Gamble, split end; 07 Tom Bandera, tight end; 00 Scott Dostal, defensive end; 07 Broderick Thomas, defensive end; 1 Tony Holloway, defensive end; 4 Trenton F lowers, defensive end; tj Danny Noonon, not guard ; H Lawrence Pete, not guard; 77 Tony Palmer, defensive tackle. White squad 2 Kurt McCollum, cornerbock: 3 Gary Schneider, monster back; 4 Ray Nelson, wlnobock; S Mark Blazek, safety; 7 McCothorti i Clayton, auorterbock; 0 Pernell Gotten, wlnobock; 10 Chris Drennon, kicker; 11 Jeff Tom-lock, monster book; 13 Crols Schnltzler, kicker-punter; 14 Tom Nelson, cornerbock; IS Wendell Wooten, auorterbock; 14 Jerry Mllnor, auorterbock; 21 Jim Toner.punter; 23 Jeff Wheeler, I-bock; 24 Dav Clore, I -bock; IS Jim Hotscher, wtngbock; 24 Marvin Sanders, cornerbock j27 Roy Cotomon. I -bock; 21 John Custard, cornerbock; , 31 Som Schmidt, fullback; 32 Mark Hoe, linebacker; 33 Bill Settles, cornerbock; 34 Dante Wiley, safety; 34 Brod Ferguson, linebacker; 30 Barry Kllrell, full-bock; 3 Blake Hennlng, linebacker; 44 Tony Avont, split end; 44 Jamie Warden, wlngoock; 47 LeRoy Ellen ns, linebacker; 40 Mlcah Htlbel, fullback; 47 Brian Miller, llnebocker; 53 Steve DeShaur, linebacker; 55 Rondy Jobmon, defensive end; 54 Jeff Anderson, center; 57 Bob Sledge, offensive tackle; 50 Dove Bryan, not guard; 59 Kurt Skrodls, defensive tackle; 42 Brad Benda, nose guard; 43 John Nichols, center; 44 Brod Johnson, offensive tackle; 45 John Nelson, ouord; 44 Sean Putnam, not guard; 47 Ron Galois, guord; 72 BUI Hudson, offensive tackle; 73 Andy Keeler, guard; 74 Bill Bobbora, guard; 75 Kent Wells, defensive tackle; 74 Paul Fix, offensive tackle; 77 Bill MocJos, effenslv tackle; O Mlk Hall, lloht end; II -r Mark Dkn, tight end; 02 r ndlev Hawkins, split end; 03 Chi Boh, sell , end; 04 Slav Stonord, defensive end; 45 Kurt Broer, defemlveend; 17 Jon Marco, defensive end; 00 Rod Smith, put end; 4 Bump Novoeek, defensive end; M Tim Haves, defensive tackle. m. Roadblocks patrolled for Missouri gunman RAYMONDVULE, Mo. (AP) -Dozens of law enforcement officers patrolled roadblocks Friday searching for an "extremely brutal" gunman who killed a bank president's wife and shot the banker and a colleague when they brought him only $20,000 of the $100,000 he demanded. The bound body of Wanda Byler, 54, was found in a bedroom of her rural Raymondville home Thursday, police said Troopers said she had been shot 12 times with at least two different weapons. Her husband, James Byler, 56, president of Farmers State Bank of Texas County, and Loretta Kay Jordan, 33, of Houston, the bank's executive vice president, were shot in the head when they arrived in answer to a phone call demanding $100,000, said Lt Ralph Biele of the Missouri Highway Patrol. Byler was listed in fair condition Friday, but Mrs. Jordan remained in serious condition, hospital officials said. American worker shot in N. Yemen WASHINGTON (AP) - An American communications officer at the U.S. Embassy in North Yemen was shot Friday by an unidentified gunman as the worker was driving home from church, the State Department said. Department spokesman Charles " Redman identified the American as Arthur L Pollick, 41, and said his life does not appear to be in danger. Soviet woman says Miller fnot a traitor' LOS ANGELES (AP) - The judge in the spy trial of a former FBI agent revealed Friday that a Soviet woman who pleaded guilty to spying told him she is innocent and Richard W. Miller is "not a traitor of his country." U.S. District Judge David Ken-yon, reading a transcript of Svet-lana Ogorodnikov's statement, quoted her as saying she was working for the FBI and pleaded guilty to spying only because she was afraid she would not be believed by a jury because she is Russian. In another development, the judge said he was filing a charge against one of Miller's lawyers, Stanley Greenberg, for attempted obstruction of justice. Reagan orders study of missile development O 1966 New York Time WASHINGTON - President Reagan has ordered a study to investigate if the United States should develop a new mobile multiple-warhead missile that is about the size of the 78,000-pound Minuteman, administration officials said on Thursday. The new weapon could be developed as a complement to others in the land-based missile arsenal officials said. Or, they added, it could be developed as an alternative to the 37,000-pound missile, dubbed Midgetman, that is envisioned by the Air Force. "We're keeping our options open it is not an eitber-or type of question," said one administration official The request for the study is contained in a classified directive, signed by Reagan, that also makes a provisional call for dismantling two Poseidon submarines to adhere to the limits of the unratified second treaty on limiting strategic arms. According to Reagan's tentative decision, the Poseidon submarines, which are toward the end of their useful life, would be cut up in accordance with procedures under that treaty. Officials said that they expected Reagan to issue a formal order for the dismantling soon after hearing the views of allies. Defense Department officials were among those who urged Reagan to stop abiding by the treaty. Some government experts say that the request for the study may be intended to make Reagan's decision to abide by the treaty more palatable to the Defense Department, and they expressed skepticism that the study would actually spur the development of a new missile. But others said that the study could become a part of the debate over the future of the land-based missile force. The proposal to investigate the development of a multiple-warhead missile comes as senior Air Force officials and top civilian Defense Department officials are openly divided over how large a mobile missile should be. Last week, senior Air Force officials defended its current design for a missile of 37,000 pounds and argued that a larger version with more warheads would lack the mobility necessary to elude a Soviet attack. Counsel to lead Superfund probe D 1 966 Lot Anoelot Timet WASHINGTON - A special federal court named an independent counsel Thursday to investigate whether former Assistant Attorney General Theodore B. Olson deliberately gave false or misleading testimony to Congress in 1983 about documents sought in a controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency's handling of superfund toxic waste cleanup. The three-judge panel named a veteran Washington attorney, James C. McKay, to conduct the investigation of Olson, now partner-in-charge of the office here of the Los Angeles law firm of ' Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. In outlining the inquiry, the judges adopted the recommendation of Attorney General Edwin Meese III for a much narrower investigation than that proposed last December by the House Judiciary Committee. Behind the allegations was a dispute between the executive and legislative branches over attempts by two House subcommittees to oversee EPA's controversial handling of the hazardous waste "superfund." The fight led to a contempt citation of former EPA Administrator Anne McGill Burford over withholding "enforcement sensitive" documents and a Justice Department suit against the House. Olson became centrally involved in the dispute through his position as assistant attorney general in charge of the Justice Department's office of legal counseL McPHERSOH STRUTS Fits Most Cars raises CorUdg 'IJL ONE LAST CHANCE tt NISI VI Snow and cold extended the season to effectively apply a pre-emergent one more week. The best pre-emergent contains DACTHAL to control Crabgrass and Spurge. Henry Field's Crabgrass Preventer Plus has Dacthal. 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