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DC -- Sunday, March 7, 1993 -- News Record SPORTS The Next Generation A dairy update «t the progress at Pirates' rookie* Cartos Qarda. Al Maren and Kevin Young during spring training. Carlos Garcia, second base Did not play, but stayed after the game to take grounders from coach Tommy Sandt. ·You have to do it," Garcia said. "The extra work helps. I (eel more comfortable every day, but you want that extra work." Al Martin, left field Lad an again and went vfer-3. Martin has now had a hit in every exhibition game. The great part la playtag every day," Martin sati. "This to the flnfl camp I've been In wner» I've rtaly Mt like a player, like one of the guyt." Kevin Young, first base Did not play, but was out there with Garcia after the game, working specifically on coming off the bag. taking a grounder and throwing to second -the most difficult play for a first baseman. ·That's the kind of play you never make at third.* Young said. "It's new and it's an adjustment." 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Bob Walk started and -- vintage Walk -- worked out of a bases- loaded, one-out jam In the first inning before erasing through the second Dennis Mo^ll^r allowed one run on two hita in two innings of work, but got the victory when the Bucs scored three times in the fourth. A five-run seventh, highlighted by doubles by Andy TomblerUn, John Wehner and JenyGoff. broke it open- Mike Zimmerman threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit Saturday's attendance was 6,029, a new McKechnie Field record to throw today for the first time since elbow pain derailed him last week. Fonawr PlntM vUtt Zane Smith threw off the mound again Saturday and reported significant progress. -Every day I feel better and better," Smith said "There's still a I'tth bit of pain, but it's getting there. Fm not short-arming the ball anymore. 'You Just cant ever tell when a guy is supposed to be ready. Ill get there. Since everybody keeps saying I'm behind, that's my motivation.'' In other news from the trainer's room, Alejandro Pena is scheduled Saturday was ex-Pirate day at McKechnie Field Former Bucs Cedl Espy and Gary Vareho are now with the Reds, as is Marc Bombard who piloted Buffalo to an 87-57 mark and · first-place finish in the American Association. Bombard is the manager at triple-A Tp tifn«pAii« Varsbo was O-for-4 and wai hit by a pitch by Dennis Moeller. Espy was on the on-deck circle, waiting to pinch-bit, when the gyre ended to «Urt Steve Cooke (2-0, 3.52 ERA in 1982) starts today against the Rangers. He'll be foUowed by Victor Cole, Brian Shouse, John Hope, Bias Minor, Tony Menendez and Rosario Rodriguez. Texas will start Kevin Brown.' Basketball analyst and Sarasota rcsideat Dick VUale stopped by McKechnie Field to say hello. Vitale was a regular visitor to the Pirates camp when he lived in Bradenton. Saturday, be pestered Jim Leviand far a rh«n/»« tn plt/»ti H Look at this, Jimmy!" uid Vitale, going through an exaggerated pitching motion miring batting practice. "I can be your opening day starter! I can go, baby! I'll do it for 10 G's! I don't need a TMn|»" dollars!'' Vitale was advised to stick to basketball Pitchers: Pena injury opens From 01 "I talked with Ted (Simmons) before I went h"*!' to Buffalo, and he said I'd definitely be back in September," Minor said "But in that situation, Jim didn't want to rock the boat with the pitching staff, and I understood that" Rationalization. When you're 27 years old and still scratching to escape the minor leagues, you cling to it. Minor's career hasn't turned out quite like he hoped when he was taken in the 1088 June draft. "You do set timetables, and you want to accomplish goals," Minor said. "But you make adjustments. I always thought if I wasn't in the majors by the time I was 25 I'd go back to school. I didn't want to be a career minor leaguer. But baseball is my love and my passion. You make adjustments and you make the best of it." Ironically, a setback that could signal the end of Pena's career could signal the beginning of Minor's. Zimmerman is In a different boat Norman in a zone Saturday atDoral "You're always out there trying to impress someone. Whether it's little league, against 10-year- olds, or whatever, I want to do good." Mlk* Zimmerman He turned 24 a month ago, and the organization already showed him a huge vote of confidence when Zimmerman found himself on the list of 15 protected players for the November expansion draft. "I know Pittsburgh believes in me," Zimmerman said. "Being protected in the expansion draft, that shows an investment, that shows confidence. And It Just made me want to go up there and play in the black and gold even more." Zimmerman posted a 4-15 record at Carolina last year, but that's misleading. The Mudcats scored two runs or less In eight of those losses; Zimmerman's ERA was a respectable 3.82 and he allowed only 141 hits in 152 innings. He also boasts an arm the scouts love and a signature pitch about which they rave. "A washout slider," said Miller. "Maybe the best one in the organization.'' When Pena went down, a light went off in Zimmerman's head and it read: "JOB." "You never want to see a guy get hurt," Zimmerman "M "As a pitch* er I can relate to getting hurt. But the reality is that It's pan of the game. I'm excited because it's an opportunity for me to win a Job." . Zimmerman's best chance may rely on his head as much as his arm. He has tremendous confidence and is rarely fazed by such things as competing for a job in the majors. "You're always out there trying to impress someone," Zimmerman said. "Whether it's little league, Qolf roundup Th» MIAMI -- Pro golfers call it "the zone." It defies description. It's almost mystical, very nearly a trance, containing something of a dream-like quality. It's the state of being they all seek and some never find. "It's hard to explain." Greg Norman said Saturday after his visit Into that never-never land produced some startling numbers and a six-shot lead through three rounds of the Si 4 million Doral Open It all added up to a 10-under-par 62 that tied Norman's own record on the 6,939 yards of sand and water and palms that make up Doral's Blue Monster course, one of the most respected on the PGA Tour Beautifully conditioned and lacking the winds that make up its natural defenses, however, the Blue Monster was no match for the Great White Shark. In three days he's averaged 65 strokes a round And that's three better than Tom Kite's total at this stage when he set a PGA Tour scoring record for 90 holes at the Bob Hope Classic earlier this month The third-round 62 went with earlier scores of 65 and 68 for a 195 total. a distant 21 under par and all but out of reach of any would-be challengers going into Sunday's final round of the chase for a 1252,000 first prize The Australian ace who broke a long slump last year in Canada, is six ihots in front Not impossible to overuke But very nearly so H« can fthool 72 tomorrow and uin. said Paul Azlnger who was tied Th« AuoeIMM Pr*M Gary Player toases hla putter after missing a birdie putt on the 17th hole Saturday during the Senior QTE Claftalc Friday. for the lead at the tournament's halfway point, shot 68 and is Norman's closest pursuer at 201 "It's his tournament to win or lose." Jack Nlcklaus. one of the victims of Norman's heroics, said Aren*r load* Mfilor* OJAI. Calif -- George Archer s two-under-par 68 gave him sole possession of the lead Saturday after two rounds of the SSOO.OOO Senior GTE Classic Archer's t w o - d a y total of n i n e under 131 leads Al Geiberger and Gary Player by one stroke Geiberger fired a 65 to move into a tie with Player at eight-under Player shot a 69 over the par-70. 6.190-yard Ojai Valley Inn course Jack Kiefer matched Player to stay two shot* behind Archer Former champion Walt Zembriikl Kerrrut Zarley and Don Btes all were at six under par Archer rolled in a 30-foot putt for birdie at the 14th hole to reach 11- u n d e r But bogies at the 15th and i?th holes brought him back to the pack. "Hnrd to believe I'm leading this tournament." he said 'I made four boftet today T mlfswl J-frxrtm at 13 and 17 Justtemble" 1 »oow g~^ '92 attendance Steelers' fifth highest Giants 2 By Rick Starr Excot t rtv«t 2 -i i -"i-l " ) u»-vr I *«r H-» i 1 W -1 I · * * « - . - . 9w '. t * ~J Dodgct! ·«» t us - i : i : ,- £ u-n-:, ^ntn c -m i « Ooytfi r ·«··. ·r · « - ! i i V ft !»- I I I ··· '·-·» ·» '·- '·· ~ '«-· · t « w ... r ... ,. ... , .... ,,., , ,.., , V -»- * iv V-*- j"»- * ' t*-f r \M- "»*y ' */·* "· r*"** *tf 'r,' *· The Steelens dreu their ftft eo. home attendance .r, history last season A total of 42: 282 faun watrhed the eight home games for ar. average of U4IOp«rgam« The team avenned S4 .54* J-, ; WO 'Jieir be^t ^easnr. T h e S t e e l e r i e n d e d , a « : t e a s o n before the urgent footbai; rrnu-d ;r. Three Rivera iudiumJiuuirv wiuui Sfl 40- attended '.he 24-1 plaviff ln« tn the Buffalo RiU Fo«1»r pUna to r«0«r1 Barn T u t e r ,1-«r ' a r . ; , c i p a t » another mir.ifamp ir '.mining camp holdout but he dirtr · -ile .; iut t m pretK «ur» I iili S» ,r r»mp v, tim» he MI.I ; ·)!- · -h,nk me Steeleri nota» _ m i s s i n g a fe« days is going :n hurt anrJung but 1 expect I II be on ume They've got to do *-hat it talte tn get me in and I m l o o k . n g fopi-ard to being there and getting ihe ne» snn " Mkln far from oldest Offensive uckle T u n r h I,k;r. has playpd \ c a r e e r fAfiiet Tor 'he Steelers but at 35 he s far frarr. the nlo«t taclde in the league Is* Angeles Rans offensive settle .Tackle Slater lH.a-tli atterr.p* v, pla\ an i f i t h STL s e a s o n S l a t e r s 2.1fl ganes mnk hirr, ; V, in -he ai, ume h a 1 S j p » r R-.i - i n g 'h» proverbial carrot Iltan said "It's aJwa-s out there It s something that you think about and u-ant a shot at ·te. G u a r d C a r l t o r , H a s e l n g m a d e a 1212 000 satary last season not the 1105,000 previoualy reported in th4 player s association lun-ey Free s a f e t y D a r r e n Perry the S t e e l e r i ;*« raotee of the year «-a« married m NMB Vnrfc-UMt mnfrth f o r n e r b a c k Rod W a o d s o n «"lll receive II 1 milbnn and linebacker Hardy Vickenwn «.1U pocfcet MM (Wi · n d a m a g e s as par; if t h e nut nf rnur'. s e t t l e m e n t beti-een niiiers and plavers MT1. i«-n»rs m e e t i n g s open March }; ir, Palm Spring* Calif against lO-year-olda, or whatever, I want to do good I dont know what to consider myself. I have less experience than a lot of guys. "I don't know what to expect. I'm just trying to make a good Impres- sloa" There are some longshots, too. Darkhorses with a chance include Joel Johnston, Tony Menendez and Victor Cole, who spent eight games in Pittsburgh last season and was 0-2 with a 5.48 ERA. "It's an open field right now," Williams said. "It will probably come down to little things -- holding runners, throwing strikes; who can field the position and keep his composure. "The thing about Jim is he'll take the best guy, no matter who he is or where he's from." From the beginning of camp, there has probably been a spot for a left handed reliever, too. Miller said Dave Otto has thrown "10 times better than I'd thought he would," and Brian Shouse has Impressed some people. But that's another story. Iowa wins 20th title in a row Hawkeyes slip past No. 1 Nittany Lions COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Troy Steiner wasn't happy with the way he won his third Big Ten Conference wrestling title Saturday, but he has never scored a more important victory for Iowa. When Steiner fought off Perm State freshman Gary Kotal to score an 8-6 overtime decision in the 134-pound championship bout he furnished the key points that gave the Hawkeyes a record 20th consecutive Big Ten team title Their match was an eight-point swing in the team scoring -- the four _^__^^^ points Iowa """""^^"TM^TM~ won. the four · Results -- D2 P° ints d «nied _ the Nittany ~~ Lions That proved to be the difference in the tightest Big Ten wrestling meet since 1966 Iowa totaled 126 points to upset top-ranked Penn State, which finished 4-1/2 points behind in second place at 123-1/2 Ohio State was third with 97- 1/2 points The Hawkeyea produced one other champion, l IB-pound Chad Zaputil. who also captured his third tide "This is one of the most gratifying wins IVe ever had" Iowa coach Dan Gable said, "Everybody talked about ending Iowa's domination, but when It came right down it. we had j u s enough to win again " Iowa's wrestling reign equals the Big Ten record of 20 consecutive swimming titles, set by Indiana from 1961 to 1980 Iowa will send nine wrestlers to the NCAA Tournament "That's definitely not the way you want to win the Big Ten title " Stein er said "I'll have to erue the memory of that first period because 1 don : want to remember it Kolat took Sterner down t w i c r early in the match But Steiner ral lied and was clinging to a S-» lead in the last period Kolat escaped for a 5 S tie but Steiner actually u a s lead ing because he had more t h a n a m i n u t e of riding time i o r t h sr.p point Then the officials whistled Steiner for stalling with two seccr..i remain mg The penalty point tied r at ', ' forcing sudden-death Steiner scored the decisive -jj^p dwn in just 1 ' seconds Penn Stae crowned thn^ r harr.pi ons - Sanihiro Abe at 126. DA;* Hart at ;«7 and Sunderland -i-hr, M a « named outstanding irestJer Maybe our guys needed some t h i n g fike t h i s t o s h a k s a i d Penn State coach J o h n Tr,:: We're rMi mad right no« We riidn : come here to f i n m h second h'j 1 m«vb» thin fW h»rp get us rw»rtv for the n»tinn«l» ' I .

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