Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on June 3, 1990 · 75
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Wisconsin State Journal, Sunday, June 3, 1990 BASEBALL 7F Muskies' Kracl drives toward big leagues Racing Calendar (TWO MONTHS) S M T W T F S 0 T Ql 4 i 10 11 16 17 18 m 23 24 25 M f - m i S M T W T F S E H l 8 11 14 15 18 21 2 a 28j 111 A Matinee Performance 1:30 p.m. O Evening Performance 7:30 p.m. a Doubleheader For reservations and other information call: 1-800-RACING-5 (1-800-722-4645) Wis. Dells GREYHOUm RACHIG V Wisconsin Dells. Wl 53965-0390 X Exit 92 1-9094 & Hwy. 12 J By Scott Williams Sports reporter Mind you, he has nothing against the city or its people, but Madison Muskies pitcher Darin Kracl is anxious to be moving on. Kracl has made that very clear by the way he has dominated opposing hitters since being drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the fourth round of the 1989 free-agent draft. Another hint that Kracl is hoping to make his stay in the Midwest League a brief one can be observed cruising the streets of Madison. Kracl, along with teammates DaryJ Vice and David Latter, purchased a run-down tan car as his mode of transportation and plastered it from front to rear with Skoal bumper stickers. "We actually bought it as a substitute car until our regular cars arrived from Arizona," Kracl said. "We paid $240 and named it the 'Butterscotch Bandit.' It's about w- . - tt . Darin Kracl seen its grave, but it served its purpose." Ever since Kracl signed his first professional contract, the 22-year-old has been pitching with a single purpose in mind to play in the major leagues. The right-hander began his professional career at Southern Oregon of the Northwest Rookie League. In 90 innings over 15 appearances, Kracl posted a 10-1 record with a 3.69 ERA. Yet, Kracl who played at Brigham Young University, which produced current major-leaguers Cory Snyder, Jack Morris and Rick Aguilera believes the best is yet to come. "I have a lot of confidence as a pitcher," he said. "My college coaches told me to be aggressive and go after the hitters. It's like they said, 'You're either going to be out there (on the mound) 10 minutes or 2 hours. It's up to you.' " Kracl has made short work of his opponents through his first two months with the Muskies. In 77 innings, he has a 7-2 record with a 1.99 ERA. He has surrendered just 57 hits. Kracl gives much of the credit for his continued development to Bob Noel, the BYU pitching coach. "He taught me a lot," said Kracl, who is scheduled to start against South Bend today at 2 p.m. at Warner Park. "I had a lot of tools when I arrived at BYU, but he helped me develop those skills. "I look at my years there as a kind of kindercollege in that it prepared me to take the next step to professional baseball." It also doesn't hurt when you have Wes Stock, Oakland's minor-league pitching coach, and Athletics pitchers Dave Stewart and Mike Norris supplying insight. Stock proved particularly helpful for pitching inside to left-handed hitters a problem Kracl points to for his relatively high ERA at Southern Oregon. "I had trouble against lefties my first year in pro ball," Kracl said-"It was hard for me to pitch inside on lefties, because you have a tendency not to want to throw across your body. Wes taught me a cut fastball and it's made a big difference." Whether it's made enough of a difference to warrant a promotion is yet to be seen. However, rumors persist that a possible call-up perhaps to Class AAA Tacoma is in the not-too-distant future. Kracl also hears those rumblings, but he insists it's important he remain focused on the business at hand. "I would honestly have to say that I do a pretty good job of blocking that type of stuff out of my mind when I'm pitching," Kracl said. "I just feel it's my destiny to some day pitch in the major leagues and win 20 games. If it's meant to happen, it will." Muskies drop Angels State Journal staff DAVENPORT, Iowa - Fred Cooley went 3-for-4 with four RBI, including a solo home run, and the Madison Muskies jumped out to a 10-0 advantage en route to pounding the Quad City Angels, 12-5, before a Midwest League gathering of 3,929 Saturday. Scott Lydy also hit a solo home run for the Muskies (31-20), leaders of the Northern Division by 5Vi over Rockford. Russ Cormier (3-0) pitched 5Vs shutout innings, before the Angels got through to the Muskies starter for a pair of runs. He retired nine straight until two were out in the Midwest league sixth. Cormier walked three and struck out six, before Mike Mohler finished with three-hit relief. After scoring an unearned run in the first, Madison went up, 5-0, in the second. Henry Mercedes had a two-run single and Lee Tinsley added a run-scoring single in the four-run second. Lydy led off the fifth with his third home run and Cooley slammed his solo shot with one out in the sixth into a 35 mph breeze blowing from right to left. Tlnslev cf Abbott ss Bck ph Tamarez ss Conte rt Cooley dh Armas 3b Shockev lb Vice 2b Lydv It Mercedes c Totals Madison .. Quod City ab 3 3 1 0 5 hoi 1 1 2 1 Easlev ss H. Threodglll 2b Rodriguez rf Kopano 3b Jones cf Ortegon lb Gonzales c C. Threodglll If Gay dh mm 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 39 121212 Totals 140 311 020 - 12 000 002 003 - 5 E - Abbott, Shockev, Eosley. DP - Madison 2, Quad City 1. LOB - Madison 6, Quod City 7. 2B - Cooley, Tinsley, Beck, Jones. HR - Lydy (3), Cooley (12). Madison Cormier W (3-0) Mohler S (1) Quad City Martinez L (4-3) Vegely Marchese Adams H R ER BB SO 6 2 3 3 3 2-3 7 7 3 6 3 1-3 2 2 2 0 3 1 2 2 9 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 HBP - Shockey (by Martinez), Abbott (by Martinez). WP - Vegely. Balk - Cormier. PB - Mercedes. T - 3:00. Att. - 3,929. LSU routs The Citadel Associated Press Tim Clark's two-run home run highlighted a tie-breaking rally and Tookie Johnson drove in three runs with a pair of doubles Saturday, powering second-seeded Louisiana State to an 8-2 victory over The Citadel in the first round of the College World Series at Omaha, Neb. With the score tied at 2, Ron Lim walked to open the LSU third and scored on Wes Grisham's two-out single. Clark's two-run home run to right made it 5-2. The Citadel .. . 101 000 000 - 2 12 ..023 120 OOX - I 14 Louisiana State Brltt, Stowell (5), Kraft (8) and Glaze. Byrd, Greene (8), LoRosa (9) and Oslk, Hvmel (9). W - Byrd (17-5). L - Brltt (10-2). HR - Jenkins, C,(16), Clark, LSU.(ll). COLLEGE WORLD SERIES Oklahoma State 14, Fullerton State 4 Home runs by Neil Szeryk and Michael Daniel during a seven-run second inning helped Oklahoma State (54-16) pound Fullerton State (36-22). 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Worrell may miss season: St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Todd Worrell is experiencing nerve problems resulting from two elbow operations and says he may miss the entire season as a result. The Cardinals had hoped to have Worrell back by the all-star break next month, but he is having nerve trouble in two of the fingers on his right hand and his hand and arm are generally weak. Shumpert tears ligament: Kansas City rookie second baseman Terry Shumpert will miss four to six weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, the team announced. BASEBALL FOOTBALL CARD SHOW Buy-Sell-Trade Sunday, June 3 10:00 a. m.-4 p.m. $1 Admission 100 Door Prizes Midway Motor Lodge 37 10 E. Washington Ave.

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