Nanaimo Daily News from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada on June 19, 1990 · 6
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6 Nanaimo Daily Free Press, Tuesday, Juno 19, 1990 fb: 753-2123 Irsa S p.a.-S:33 a.a 753-3131 fcsa :-3 a.n.5 p. a' Bombardir arrives dressed for success Brad Bombardir arrived as a tourist. He Mv as a top NHL prospect with the New Jersey Devils. Dressed in T-shirt and faded jeans, Bombardir-attended the 1990 NHL June Entry Draft at B.C. Place Saturday as a spectator. The Powell River Paper Kings' defenceman was chosen in the third round, 56th overall, by the Devils. Shocked? To say the least, admitted Bombardir, whose1 speech was decorated with various "Good Heavens" and "Oh my gosh"-es after his selection. Had he known different, Bombardir would have worn the customary suit and tie. He felt awkward to begin with, but fit right in after pulling on the New Jersey Devils jersey. Along with other draft choices, ne wasliving in a dream, and was a star of the show. "After the first round guys go, I thought they'd just call out names' said Bombardir. "I didn't know I'd have to go down on the floor. But shaking hands with everyone, and getting this (an affectionate pat of his jersey) ... this is beautiful." And it looked better than his original attire. Bombardir, despite words of encouragement from former Paper Kings' coach Rick Hopper, didn't like his chances. As an 18-year-old, he was only eligible for the first three rounds, and only the Devils had shown special interest. Several teams had approached Hopper, but only New Jersey took time to speak with Bombardir. He didn't hold a lot to hope. "About a month ago, I planned to come and watch the draft," said Bombardir, joined by his BRAD BOMBARDIR "v ... I shaft's nffftnne surges back to life It was only a matter of time before Best Western-Labatt's got their offence going. And Tally-Ho Goldens were the victims Monday at Wellington High. Best Western-Labatt's exploded for four runs in the fifth inning en route to a 9-6 Nanaimo Commercial Slo-Pitch League men's division triumph. Myron Mishio led the way, going 3-for with a triple and a double while Ralph Merkley scored four runs.i Bob - Saunders was 3-for-4 while Ron Meyers was 2-for-3 in support of winning pitcher Earl Logan. SLO-PITCII MEN'S B. Western-Labatt's 9 Tally-Ho 6 ' Silver Bullets 1 3 Quarterway 3 , Silver Bullets 1 2 Quarterway 0 MIXED Palace 1 5 Robinson 5 Kokanees 1 8 Old Barn Inn 2 LADIES Chaser's 9 Hennessy Equip. 2 For the Goldens, who had John Goodchild on the mound, Wes Hadley and Mike Ireland were each 3-for-4 while Jim Allan was 2-for-4. Best Western-Labatt's didn't need any offence in their second scheduled game Monday. They picked up a default win over Muddy Waters Pub. In other men's division action, By LARRY HUME Brechin Point Marina Fishing during the day remains slow, but early morning angling has been productive. Fishing to the north, around Neck Point and up to French Creek has been successful. Fishing is best with herring strip and small plugs and there continues to be plenty of bait in the area. SePage2forbitetimes. 0 ffside , with Cameron Yoos family and Hopper on draft day. "It's a big event, and it was only five hours away. I never thought I'd get drafted. I only came to watch." A lack of expectations made Bombardir a comfortable spectator until midway through the third round. The Devils had two picks, 53rd and 56th overall. With its 53rd choice, New Jersey selected Canterbury High School goaltender Mike Dunham. Then, two picks later, the Devils called a time out. "It kind of hit me then," said Bombardir. "I wasn't really thinking about it, but then there was a time out, and I noticed the Devils' logo on the screen. Then I thought, 'maybe I'm' one of the guys they're talking about'. " After his name was announced to the record draft day crowd of 19,127, Bombardir was cast abruptly into a state of shock. He toured the Devils' table of bigwigs as introductions were made, then spent the remainder of the day at photograph sessions and signing autographs. Signing autographs at B.C. Place . . . "It's a lot different than signing autographs at Powell River Arena," laughed Bombardir. Bombardir quickly awarded the customary praise to his parents and coach Hopper, then added a special thanks to the Devils. "They showed a lot of confidence in me," said Bombardir, . " at six foot two. 187 pounds, chosen as much for his size as for his speed. In 60 games with the Paper Kings, he tallied 10 goals and 25 assists. The amazing thing about the draft was that Bombardir-was joined by numerous others in a state of ecstasy. There hasn't been this many people walking on clouds since St. Peter lost the key to heaven's gate. Ironically, it was the Devils who put Bombardir there.. The shock of the selection left Bombardir undecided about his future plans. He has signed a letter of intent with the North Dakota Fighting Sioux after earning a full scholarship, but will talk with the Devils further. Maybe with a signing bonus from New Jersey, Bombardir could afford a new wardrobe. Silver Bullets romped to a doubleheader sweep of Quarterway Hotel Monday at Bowen West Park. In the opener, Dean Robinson was 4-for-4 with a triple as the Bullets triumphed 13-3. Dave Moore and winning pitcher James Bell were also 4-for-4 off losing pitcher Don Smith. T!n the nightcap, Bill Yoachim and Bell were each 2-for-4 in a 12-0 Silver Bullet win.. Bell earned his second victory of .the night on the mound as the Bullets scored eight times in tne fifth inning. Tony Brocklehurst was tagged witn the loss. MIXED Meanwhile, Palace Hotel Islanders broke open a tight 4-4 tie after one inning with three-run rallies in the fourth and sixth innings in a 15-5 mixed division win over Robinson Rentals at NDSS. Winning pitcher Dave Seccombe led the charge, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and a home ' run. while Larry Smith and Grant Brebber were each 3-for-5. Debbie Fowler and Rhonda Beach each went 2-for-4 off losing pitcher Al Haldorian. In the other mixed game Monday, Wayne Murphy and Tim Cullen had strong offensive games as Kokanees buried Old Barn Inn 18-2. Doug McGlennen earned the win on the mound. LADIES In the lone ladies division game Monday, lead-off hitter Charlene Larson was 3-for-5 with a two-run double and three ribbies as Chaser's Lounge bombed Hennessy Equipment Goldies 9-2 at Woodlands High. Bonnie Tidy was 4-for-5 for the winners, while Angela Kephart produced three hits and a pair of runs in fourplate appearances. For the Goldies, Lindsay Silcocks was 2-for-3 with an RBI double as Chaser's pushed across five runs in the fourth inning. Sandra Brown earned the victory while Linda Lennstrom was tagged with the loss. Quality Foods wins shorthahded against Scotty's Monday was supposed to be the night Scotty's Cranes assumed control of top spot In the Nanaimo In termediate Ladies rastDau League. it Quality Foods spoiled the partvxQuality rallied for two five-run innings en route to an easy 11-3 triumph at Harry Wipper Park. The game had a bizarre twist in the fifth inning when Quality first-baseman Dana Little injured her ankle on a slide into second base. Because Quality started the game with no substitutes, and because Softball B.C. rules make it mandatory for a team that started a game with nine players in the field to finish it with nine players, Little was forced to play the remainder of the game in a sitting position deep along the left-field foul line to avoid Quality forfeiting the game. Cindy Perala led the Quality offence, going 3-for-4 with a run and four RBIs, while Deena Cross produced two RBIs and two runs from the No. 9 position in the batting order. Lisa Clancy earned the victory on the mound with two innings of no-hit relief help from Pam Hadikin. Julie Miles took the loss. In other action, Dorman's moved into a tie for tor spot with a 12-0 whitewash of Palace Hotel at Georgia AvenUe School. Winning pitcher Joan Wyse hurled a two-hitter with three strikeouts. She received offensive support from Patti Whan (3-for-3, two RBIs), Deanna Bates (2-for-3, three RBIs) and Darlene Dorman (two-run homer). Janice Henley took the loss. Dorman's and Scotty's Cranes both have 19 points, although Dorman's have a game in hand. Also at Georgia Avenue, winning pitcher Shelley Timmins was 2-for-2 with an RBI as WPVL Sting shaded SunGlo Lumber 12-10. Janelle Veasey produced a homer -and two ribbies, while Kim Mur-cheson also had a pair of RBIs off losing pitcher Shannon Starrie. In the other league game Monday, Jodi Larsson was 3-for-3 to boost Swanson-Maher Mavericks to a 6-1 decision over Maycock Optical Angels at Harry Wipper Park. Tracy Gregory was 2-for-4 for the Mavericks, who had LeeAnne Wer-ning and Carie Perala on the mound. Michelle Fink clouted a homer in a losing cause as Karie Jarud was on the mound for the Angels. MEN Nanaimo Budgets scored four runs on four hits in the second inning to cruise to an easy 9-0 victory over Wheatsheaf Inn in Nananimo Men's Fastball League Monday. Rick Banks scattered five hits while pitching the victory, as Ryu aurSiimes GnaiimdlOTff'ffs (Santos MONTREAL (CP) - School is out for the children of Montreal Expos right-hander Dennis Martinez, giving cause for the kids, as well as dear old dad, to rejoice. With his wife and four children joining him in Montreal for the first time this season, Martinez was masterful in pitching a four-hitter Monday night, as the Expos beat the Chicago Cubs 5-1 before a crowd of 15,898. "I wanted to give this to my family as a gift," said Martinez, 5-4, who struck out five batters, walked one and retired 19 of the last 21 batters Upsets Commentator Graham Leggat couldn't have been more right when he forecast Italia '90 as the most unpredictable World Cup in years. - Teams like Cameroon and Egypt have made the experts and oddsmakers look foolish with their results. Last week I predicted an easy time for the Soviet Union, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden and Uruguay. As of today, the Soviets are out, Austria and Sweden are about to join them, and Holland and Uruguay are struggling. And yet other expected weaklings like Costa Rica and Colombia can still advance. , ... It's a shame referees, and' not the players, have so far grabbed the most attention in the : tournament that has featured , more controversy than excite- , ment. . . . Isn't it time Argentina's Diego Maradona began showing why he's billed as the world's best? He hasn't recorded a shot and has spent most games diving on the ground or whining to referees. Small wonder Argentina will only advance as a wild card. Budgets improved to 8-1 this season. Dave Wylie paced the offence, collecting tour RBIs while going 3 for-4 anci scoring a pair of runs. Mark Renton was 3-for-3 and Grant Thompson finished 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs. After Budgets took a 1-0 first inning lead, Wheatsheaf countered by loading the bases on three singles with two out. The tying run was stranded however, and Budgets then enjoyed a four-run second. Ken Ballance added insurance with a two-run homer that bounced off the foul pole in the fourth inning. MIXED In Nanaimo Mixed Fastball League action, Jim Pridge was a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate in a 12-6 Aurora Roofing win over Landlub-ber's-Foot's Power Washing Monday at Harewood Centennial Park. Denis Routhier was 4-for-4, while Alfredo Moon was 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs. Winning pitcher Rhonda New and Scott Revane each ended the game 3-for-4 at the plate. FASTBALL MEN'S Budgets 9 Wheatsheaf 0 LADIES Quality 1 1 Scotty's 3 Dorman's 1 2 Palace O Swanson-Maher 6 Maycock 1 WPVL Sting 12 SunGlo 10 MIXED Aurora12Land.-Foot's6 Mayo Lumber 1 4 Oxy Pub 7 For Landlubber's-Foot's, Trevor r Whitaker was 3-for-4 with two rib-, bies and four stolen bases, while Brian Hackwood and Ted Ashley were each 2-for-4 with a double. Carol Evans was the losing pitcher. In a makeup game. Bernie Taekema was 3-Ior-3 with an eye- Eopping seven RBIs as Mayo umber doubled Oxy Pub 14-7 at Harewood. Brian Jessen was also 3-for-3 while Fred Brown went 3-for-5 with Jwo RBIs, Ken Fraser was 3-for-4 and Jean Pruneau homered in support of winning pitcher Sherry Cooper. Robb Sage was 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs in a losing cause, while Willie Mowbray was 2-for-2 with two ribbies and Scott Lamberton had a two-run double. Linda Sage and Grace deBoek pitched for Oxy. he faced. "I have some mental thing that as soon as they got here for the summer (from the family's home in Miami) that my pitching would change., "I need them around me to be better. With them here, I don't have to worry about them back home. It relaxes my mind about baseball. " Martinez was further soothed by some early runs all of them delivered by second baseman Tom Foley's bat which provided him with a 3-1 lead by the fourth inning. Foley, who until last Friday night spent most of the season observing abound at World Cup ) World Cup'90 - with v Steve Jeiinson . . . Starting Wednesday; with Scotland's clash with Brazil, each game is a cup final. Scotland must at least get a tie if they want to advance to the second round. The England-Egypt matchup Thursday t could produce the tournament's biggest upset. A win by the Egyptians, who have waited and prepared a long time for this game, would eliminate the English side. Don't bet against it. I News broadcasts from Egypt after the team's 1-1 tie with Holland showed thousands of people crowding the streets of Cairo. The unexpected result was considered almost as highly as winning the championship. One thing for sure, the tentative approach taken by most l r I'. -i .V l -I I ' I t i J ."US vr& "W. j DaUy Fre Pra Photo Quality Foods' Dana Little crashes into Scotty's Brenda Robinson the exploits of rookie Delino DeShields, made his third straight start at second base, with DeShields sidelined by a broken left index finger. He entered the game with five runs batted in on 35 at-bats and promptly added three to the total with two swings. With Larry Walker and Mike Fitzgerald aboard following lead-off walks against starter Mike Harkey, 5-3, in the second, Foley lashed a two-run triple just inside the firs base bag. In the fourth, he followed Fitzgerald's lead-off double with a scorching double out of the reach pf teams in first-round game will be replaced by attacking soccer in second round action Decause ' the losers are history. . . Uruguay forward Ruben Sosa might be heading anywhere but home after his missed penalty kick in a goalless draw with Spain. The miss has jeopardized his team's chances of advancing. Snain Mavnr Frank Nev's ick to win it all, looked better ut not unbeatable Sunday against South Korea. Their game against Belgium Thursday will decide first place in Group E winner; the winner likely play Yugoslavia in the second round. ... Local coaches could take a lesson from the United Arab Emirates manager. After a 5-1 loss to powerful West Germany he expressed delight with the result, stating he told his team to go out, have fun and enjoy the game. Just reinforces the old winning isn't everything" philosophy. . . . The Sports Network's (TSN) coverage of games has been impressive. Studio com-mentator Vic Rauter, more accustomed to curling, squash and volleyball coverage, has shown an excellent grasp of interna . w ' ,-v ' US' a frozen Curtis Wilkerson at third bass. "I can only do what Tom Foley can do," he said. "I can't do what Delino does, things like steal bases and make things happen with speed. I have to do things like hit the ball where it's pitchedand try to knock in a few runs here and there." Foley's production came from the eighth spot in the batting order, while outfielder Dave Martinez, inserted into DeShields's customary lead-off spot, delivered two hits, including a solo home run, tional soccer. Former Scotland and Manchester United manager Tommy Docherty shoots from the hip while Dick Howard has offered good technical analysis of the many styles. . Most of all they've refrained from the tired and moronic comments used by football and hockey broadcasters to fill intermissions. . .... Best goal of the tournament has to be Enzo Scifo's blast from 30 yards against Uruguay. Next best might be Hwangbo Kwan's free kick from a similar distance. Likely match-ups in the second round: (based on at least some predictions coming through) : Cameroon vs. Costa Rica or 1 Scotland. Italy or Czechoslovakia vs. Scotland or Costa Rica. Brazil Vs. Argentina or Republic of Ireland. West Germany vs. Argentina, Uruguay or Republic of Ireland. England or Netherlands vs. Romania. Czechoslovakia or Italy vs. Scotland, Costa Rica or Uruguay. Belgium vs. Yugoslavia. Netherlands or England va. Spain.

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