The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 17, 1997 · Page 12
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tHE SAUNA JOURNAL SPORTS SATURDAY, MAY 17, 1997 C5 T HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL South earns share of title Cougars sweep at Topeka High, split vs. Thomas More Prep By The Associated Press v TOPEKA— Salina South won three of four games in two different cities Friday. The South varsity swept Topeka High 6-4 and 12-1 in Topeka to gain at least a share of the 1-70 League title. The South junior varsity split a doubleheader at Hays against TMP-Marian, losing the first 7-5 but winning the second 9-4. South is now 13-4 overall, 6-2 in the 1-70 League. The Cougars scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning of their first game against Topeka High. The first scored when catcher Jereme Thrower scooted home on a wild pitch. The second scored on Jason Gor- don's RBI single. Wade Porter was the winning pitcher. Tyler Charvat went 3 for 4 and Gordon 2 for 4. Troy Gillund hit a three-run homer in the third inning as South overcame an early 3-1 deficit. South scored four in the first inning and five in the seconc} en route to the rout in the nightcap. Charvat against went 3 for 4. Zack Mills and Gordon went 2 for 4. Mills hit a three-run homer to highlight the second- inning rally. He also had a double in the game and drove in four runs. Brandon Nelson was the winning pitcher. "We came out and played loose, relaxed ball," South coach Tim Puvogel said. "We were down 3-1 in the first game and were able to come back. We got some key hits. "The second game, we crunched it." At Hays, South's junior varsity split a pair of games with Thomas More Prep-Marian's varsity at Larks Park. Thomas More Prep won the opener, 7-5, behind a 10-hit attack. South had a chance to tie the game in the top of the seventh, but a double-play fly ball to right field ended the game. South battled back from a 4-1 deficit after five innings in the second game with a seven-run sixth inning. Justin Kelley had a two-run single in the inning and Wes Blake had two hits and drove in two runs. Matt Moody (1-1) picked up the win for the Cougars. "Five freshmen played and really did well. We came here and did our job," South assistant coach Tom Haynes said. "Moody really battled. He had a sore shoulder, but threw the ball by a varsity 4A team." T HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL Central ends regular season with two wins BRIEFLY Sacred Heart seeded first in Softball regional The Sacred Heart softball squad has earned the No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the Class 3-2-1A regional tournament to be played next week at Southeast of Saline. The Knights (16-4) will not play until Wednesday's 2 p.m. semifinal, when they will meet the winner of Monday's first round game between Ell-Saline and Sylvan. Other opening-round contests Monday will have No. 2 seed Canton-Galva facing Lincoln at Canton, and No. 3 Southeast playing host to Marion in a 4:30 p.m. contest. Starting time for the Ell- Saline and Sylvan game is 5 p.m. at Sylvan Grove. The winner of the Canton-Galva and Lincoln contest will face the Southeast-Marion winner at • 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, with the semifinal winners playing at in the regional title contest at 5 p.m. The regional champion advances to the 3-2-1A State Tournament, May 30-31 at Emporia. Sacred Heart boys third at CVL track meet COUNCIL GROVE — Sacred Heart's boys were in contention for the Cottonwood Valley League track and field championship through 16 events Friday night at Council Grove High School. But a track meet is 18 events long. The Knights trailed Marion by seven points and Council Grove by six, but didn't score in the 3,200-meter run and 1,600-relay to finish in a tie for third place with 94 points. "There were just a few events we couldn't fill," SHHS coach Tony Roth said. "But the boys did real well, they surprised me." Mike Losik of Sacred Heart was the individual standout at the meet with victories in the long jump (20-8) and 100-meter dash (11.15). He also ran on the winning 400-meter relay team (45.78) and finished third in the 200 (24.48). Mikey Schmitz (48-11 in the shot put) and Chris Rice (159-9 in the javelin) also won gold medals for the Knights. Schmitz finished second in the discus (133-4) as well. "Mike (Losik) had a big day and Mikey and Chris also did well," Roth said. "And Jeremy Ryan went over 20 feet in the long jump." The Knights finished 1-2-3 in ' the long jump and freshman Jeremy Ryan was second in the long jump (20-3), third in the triple jump (38-2 '/a) and ran on the winning 400 relay with Losik, Toby Herbel and Nathan Knipp. Marion won the boys team title with 109 points, Council Grove was second (102) and Chase County tied Sacred Heart for third. In the girls division, Council Grove and Marion dominated the meet, scoring 178 % and 168 points, respectively, as the two 1 schools won 14 of the 17 events. Sacred Heart tied for fourth with 40 points. Sara Wells took second in the 800-meter run (2:34.57), third in the 1,600 (5:43.24) and fourth in the 3,200. Heather Ryan placed second in the 400-meter dash (1:04.35). The Knights will compete in the Class 2A regional Friday in Lincoln. Roth said he'll be taking six girls and seven boys to the meet. Seven-run first inning carries Shockers, 11-5 WICHITA — Casey Davis drove in two runs to cap a seven-run first inning Friday as Wichita State defeated Illinois State 11-5 in the third round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Erich Bryan (3-0) earned the win for the Shockers. Wichita State (50-15) opened with a Kevin Hooper triple to center field. Redbird starter Jason Pearson walked the next two batters before Brian Perston's RBI single scored Hooper. Another walk scored Zach Sorensen, and John Adams' single drove in Jeff Ryan. Nathan Reese and Preston scored on a fielding error, setting up Davis' shot to center field. Illinois State (29-26), which replaced Pearson with Jason Karnuth midway through the first, never recovered. Ryan Knox's homer in the third got the Redbirds started, but Illinois State could not fill the gap. Pearson (5-5) took the loss, and the Redbirds were eliminated from tournament play. Fort Hays State downs Mesa State in regional CHICO, Calif. — Fort Hays State advanced to the winners' bracket of the NCAA Division II West Regional on Friday after a 10-4 victory over Mesa State. Fort Hays State (47-13) took advantage of six Mesa State errors to advance to today's 1 p.m. game against Chico State (45-10). The Tigers' 47th victory of the season ties the school record set by the 1986 team. Jerry Valdez of Fort Hays also set a school record with his 18th home run of the season in the fourth inning. Valdez now has 34 for his career which ties the school record. Ryan Lopez had three hits for the Tigers, while Steve Ysac, Matt Muller and Ryan Wasinger each scored twice. Bill Russell slammed his 10th home run of the season in the seventh inning. Billy Scrogin pitched seven innings to pick up the win, his ninth in 10 decisions this season. Jensen leads Ell-Saline tracksters in HOA meet PRETTY PRAIRIE — Erica Jensen finished first in the triple jump and second in the long jump Friday in the Heart of America League track and field meet. Jensen helped the Cardinals to a third-place finish in the girls' team race with 73 points with a 33-3 Va effort in the triple jump and 16-1 performance in the long jump. Kristine Issacson of Ell-Saline finished second in the 880-yard run (2:36.63) and the Cardinals took third in the 400-meter relay (53.99) and mile relay (4:26.64). In the boys division, Nathan Martin of Ell-Saline took second in the mile run (4:51.46) and was fourth in the two-mile (10:55.81). OU upsets top seed Tech in Big 12 tourney OKLAHOMA CITY — Jose Montenegro hit a two-run homer and Jeff Andra turned in a solid pitching performance as Oklahoma upset top-seeded Texas Tech 5-3 in the Big 12 Tournament on Friday. The No. 4-seed Sooners (36-16) collected 10 hits, including two homers and enjoyed strong pitching from Andra, who gave up three earned runs and struck out six over seven innings. Oklahoma will play Missouri in an elimination game today. Tech pitcher Shane Wright struggled early, hitting three batters in the first two innings and giving up four runs before being relieved in the seventh. From Staff and Wire Reports Mustangs get strong pitching efforts from yVilson, Moreen By BOB DAVIDSON The Saltna Jonrnnl The Salina Central Mustangs didn't get a lot of hits Friday in their doubleheader against Hays. Not to worry. Pitchers Ashley Wilson and Jamie Moreen didn't need much offense. Wilson allowed one run and eight hits in ««-.«... the opener as SOFT"*". Central won 2- Hays 1 2 1. Moreen gave sallna Central 2 5 up two runs on two hits and struck out 11 as Central notched a 5-2 victory in the nightcap. The sweep gives the Mustangs an 11-8 record heading into Monday's Class 5A regional tournament at Salina South. Hays is also 11-8. "They both did a good job," Central coach Jerre Davis said of her pitchers. "They were both ready to go and dug in. They didn't let any- thing upset them." Moreen, a sophomore left-han- der, was overpowering. She fanned seven of the first 10 batters she faced. Hays scored its two runs in the fifth inning on two walks and Audrey Montgomery's triple down the right-field line. Andrea Worth's single in the seventh was the only other hit Moreen surrendered. "She came out throwing hard from the beginning," Davis said of Moreen. "She tired a little bit toward the end, but stayed strong and finished the game." Central scored two runs in the first aided by three Hays errors. Jamie Lovullo drove in one run with on a fielder's choice. Sydney Mosier and Lovullo drove in runs in the third as Central took a 4-0 lead. Central added another unearned run in the fifth. The Mustangs had six hits in the game, but took advantage of six Hays errors. Central played the two games minus senior first baseman Lynsey Ginther, the team's top hitter. Ginther was out of town to attend graduation at Pittsburg State University. "Lynsey said 'win two for me' and the girls dug in without her and did it," Davis said. "She's been hitting the ball very hard lately." Wilson struck out two and walked three in the first game. Hays scored its only run in the top of the seventh. Central scored twice in the fourth on Hilary Smith's RBI single and a Hays error. Central had four hits and Hays eight. The Mustangs didn't have an extra base hit in either game. Hays pitcher Kelly Tauscher pitched well in both games, but took both losses. Winning two games before re- gionals was important, Davis said. Central plays Buhler in its regional opener Monday at South High. "We've talked about the team side of the game and the mental part of being a team," Davis said. "We did that today. '.. "They just played together as a team. They wanted to go into re- gionals with a better record and worked hard." Southeast of Saline sweeps Chapman The Associated Press GYPSUM — Southeast of Saline's softball team wrapped up its regular season Friday afternoon with a pair of well-pitched games against Chapman. Megan Troutfetter and Amy Scanlan each allowed just one run (nine hits total) as the Trojans swept the doubleheader, 10-1 and 2-1. Troutfetter improved her record to 9-5 in the opener, allowing one run and five hits. She struck out 10 and walked five in the game. Jackie Dupes had three hits in the game and Whitney Nordstrom and Janelle Lund each had two- run home runs. Lund, Nordstrom and Amy Giersch each had two hits. "We put together a real solid game," Southeast coach Mike Garretson said. "We scored in all but one inning, which is good because we just kept chipping away at them." The second game was much tighter as the Trojans scored in the bottom of the fourth inning to break a 1-1 tie as Anne Johnson stole second and came home after a pair of Chapman errors. In addition to pitching a four- hitter, Scanlan rapped out four hits of her own as she improved to 5-1 for the season. "The defense backed her up," Garretson said. "She pitched out of a couple jams and let the defense do the work." Southeast (14-6) will play host to a Class 3-2-1A Regional Tournament beginning Monday. NEWS TIPS | sjnBws@sdjourrd.com | ADVERTISING Events of the Day the Salina Journal StylliU nil irntltt. 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