The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana on August 20, 1989 · 9
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The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana · 9

Helena, Montana
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Sunday, August 20, 1989
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By BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer Scout: Could be a real power pitcher someday. i oy, was Red right! Nobody like Nolan. Not then, not now, not ever. Still strong at age 42, still grunting on' every pitch. Five no-hitters, 11 one-hitters, 287 wins. And the strikeouts. Almost 5,000 in all and a victims list that reads like a whos who of two generations. Roger Maris. Bo Jackson. Felipe, Matty and Jesus Alou. Dick Schofield Sr. and Dick Schofield Jr. Seventeen Hall of Famers. Forty-two Most Valuable Players. Ten sets of brothers. Six father-son pairs". Thirteen guys named Davis and 10 different Johnsons. Everyone from A-to-Z except an X but theres been no major leaguer beginning with X. A total of 1,061 different players. The fastest there ever was. A radar gun once got him at 101.8 mph. That was in the seventh inning. Others swear his heat was more like 105. Once, Norm Cash walked up to the plate carrying a leg from a big, wooden table. He told the umpire he had no chance with a bat. B Hank Aaron struck out four times against Ryan: You could hear his ball hiss. It didnt sound like anyone elses. Kind of like sssssssssst. I used to tell young hitters, You dont need to run up there and hit it. It will get there plenty quick and when it does, you better be ready to swing. B Len Matuszek first faced Ryan in 1982. He had 12 career at-bats against Ryan and struck out seven: I was a rookie and went up to the plate batting .090. He just stared at me and gave me one of those Get-in-there-and-stop-wasting-my-time looks. I hit a long one that had a chance to be a home run, but it curved foul. I was feeling pretty good about that and then I looked at him. He was glaring at me, and I knew I was in trouble. B Jim Watson, Ryans high school coach in Alvin, Texas: At the start of the games, I used to tell him to throw at batters. Heck, he was wild enough back then that I didnt need to tell him that, probably. By the second inning, he could lob the ball up there and strike out people. They were too busy running out of the batters box. B Reggie Jackson struck out 22 times against Ryan: He was the only pitcher I was ever scared to face. B Claudell Washington has struck out 36 times, making him Ryans No. 1 victim. Washington is 13-for-86 (.151) lifetime Ryan: Thats all I have? I thought I had a lot more. Ive always had great success against fastballers, guys like Gooden and Clemens, .But Ryans in a different category. All the at-bats Ive had against him have been bad. B Willie Mays was 0-for-3 versus Ryan, but hit the ball each time: He never got me. I know that. He struck out a lot of people, but not me. A postscript: Ryan started against San Francisco on May 7, 1968, and Mays was hitless. Ryan made three more starts against the Giants in Mays career, and Mays sat out all three games. When Ryan gets No. 5,000, he will have 22 percent more strikeouts than the second-place man, Steve Carlton. It wasnt always that way. Ryan began the 1984 season trailing Carlton by 60 strikeouts. They spent the summer flip-flopping as Nolan Ryan pitches during the 60th All-Star game in Anaheim, Calif., last month. baseballs all-time strikeout king, the lead changing on each start. At the time, Ryan said he thought Carlton would wind up as No. 1 beciuse of Carltons better mechanics. But on Sept. 5, 1984, Ryan struck out eight (More on RYAN, page 4B) ESiJ 1 Brewers baseball The Helena Brewers host the Billings Mustangs tonight at 7 at Kindrick Legion Field in Pioneer League baseball action. On chorS Pro boxing arrives in Moscow Calvin Grove meets Anthony English for the U.S. Boxing Associations junior lightweight title today as part of the first professional card involving Soviet fighters. More than 5,000 people ace expected to watch five bouts at the Dynamo sports pavilion in Moscow. Ticket prices range from $8 to $22. The bouts are being sanctioned by the International Boxing Federation. We are here to make history, IBF President Robert Lee said. I am happy that the IBF is e one to break this barrier. i 4 ) V 'C . w. i .mu v ' - i- t - ,-r. I EASY GOER WINS TRAVERS Easy Goer (right) with jockey Pat Day riding, stays ahead of Clever Trevor with jockey Don Pettinger to win the 120th running of the Travers Saturday in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Easy Goer overtook Clever Trevor with an eighth of a mile to go, rekindling aspirations of superstardom. Easy Goer, winner of his last three starts, is looking more and more like the super horse people predicted he would be in May. Easy Goer, who went off the 1-5 favorite, returned $2.40, $2.20 and $ 2 , 10 and covered 1 V miles in 2: 00 4-5, four-fifths off the track record of General Assembly in 1979. With six starters, the race was worth $1,088,500, with $653,100 going to Easy Goer, who now has earned $2,714,850 with 10 victories in 14 career starts. Barrowman breaks world mark American Mike Barrowman broke the world record for the 200-meter breaststroke during Sundays qualifying heats at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Tokyo. Barrowman, 20, was clocked in 2 minutes, 12.89 seconds in his heat at the Yoyogi National Swimming Pool on the final day of the championships. Barrowman set the world record of 2:12.90 on July 3 during the U.S. Na- tional Swimming Championships. It was the first world record so far in the Pan Pacific Meet, which began Thursday. Gilbert upsets Becker D Brad Gilbert has Boris Beckers number. Gilbert ended Beckers 12-match winning streak Saturday night, knocking the top seed out of the $602,500 ATP Championship with a 3-6, 6-3, 64 victory. Gilbert, seeded fifth, rattled Becker with solid net play and an assortment of passing shots from the baseline to extend his own winning streak to 16 matches. The Californian now is 4-1 lifetime against Becker, who has trouble with Gilberts patient style. Wyland, Scoggin win lilies Wendy Wyland and Matt Scoggin successfully defended their U.S. 10-meter platform titles Saturday at the U.S. Outdoor Diving Championships, with both events decided on the final dive. Wyland, a 1984 Olympic bronze medalist from Boca Raton, Fla., outscored Courtney Nelson of Concord, Calif., by 0.18 points to earn her seventh U.S. platform title. The score was 412.68 to 412.50. Wyland led the , womens event from the fourth round, but Nelson was within four points at the end of the seventh round. In the final round, Nelson earned 7s and 7.5s on her back lMt with 2Vi twists for 61.32 points. Wyland scored 6.5s and 7s on her front 1 dive with three twists for 57.42 points, just enough to hold the lead. Lendl, McEnroe in final E3 Top-seeded Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe reached the final of the $900,000 Players International Canadian Open tennis tournament in Montreal with three-set victories Saturday. Lendl, the defending t champion, downed third-seeded Andre Agassi 62, 3-6, 6-4 to run his career record to 5-0 against the 19-yepr-old from Las Vegas. McEnroe, the No. 2 seed, defeated sixth4eeded Jay Berger 4-6, 6 3, 6-4. McEnroe beat Lendl in two sets in the 1984 Canadian final in Toronto, but the career series between the veterans is deadlocked at 15-15. Brewers fell 11-4 By DAVID CAMPBELL IR Sports Writer Billings pounced on Helena for four runs in the first inning, and never wavered in defeating the Brewers 114 Saturday night at Kindrick Legion Field in Helena. The loss drops the Brewers to 32-27 on the Pioneer League baseball season while the Mustangs record now stands at 25-33. Great Falls clinched the Northern Division title Saturday night with a 10-0 win over Medicine Hat in Great Falls. Coupled with Helenas loss, the Dodgers now lead the second place Brewers by 14 games. Billings did not collect an extra base hit the entire game but did pound out 16 hits. Mustang right-' fielder Jack Hollis hit safely three times while knocking in three runs. Teammate Trevor Hoffman also singled three times in helping hand Helena its fourth-straight loss. Helena had four players with two hits apiece Troy OLeary, Bo Dodson, Kevin Tannahill and James Sass. OLeary and center-fielder Angel Diaz each doubled to left center. .- Tony Diggs knocked in two RBI s for the Brewers. Absent from the line-up was regular shortstop Reggie Brown, sidelined with an injury sustained In Great Falls where the Brewers just returned, playing the Dodgers five times. Gustavo Federico suffered the loss, dropping his fourth game in seven decisions. Eric Patton pitched well as a middle reliever, throwing five and two-thirds in nings, allowing three runs on five hits while striking out six. Mustang pitcher Mark Bo-cherding won his fourth against three losses, completing seven innings, scatterng 11 hits while giving up four runs. Teanimate Gil Galloway closed out the game for Billings, striking out three and yielding just one hit. Helena responded in the hot--tom of the first inning with one run to make the score 4-1 but Billings bounced right back in the second with another run to open the lead to 5-1. Helena scored again in its half of the second once, trimming the disadvantage to 5-2. Billings three run barrage in the fourth inning all but spelled defeat for Helena. Though scoring two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to make the score 84, Helena was unable to push any more runs across the plate. The Brewers take on the Mustangs again tonight at 7 before Great Falls comes to town for a two-game set Monday and Tuesday. PASSING DRILL Capital High girls basketball coach John Frankino (center) watches as Julie Maloney (left) guards Marcy McClain dur ing a passing drill. Frankino has 35 sophomores, juniors and seniors out in addition to 20 freshmen. (Staff photo by Gene Fischer) Marxer captures men's golf title at GM Mike Marxer won the men's club championship recently at Green Meadow Country Club. Steve Frankino was the runnerup in the championship flight with Neil Peterson third and John Frankino fourth. In the President Cup Flight, Mel Wojcik finished first, Dave Bruer second, Rick Pyfer third and Rick Hill fourth. Marc Parriman was the winner of the First Flight. He was followed by George Easton, Gordon Jones and Dave Boyer. Tom Tucd won the Second Flight with Gordon Doering second, Moose Lindstrom third and Joe Mazu-rik fourth. In the Third Flight, Gerard Poore was first, Don Champbell second, Jim Wilkins third and Bill Porter fourth. Ben Parriman was the champ in the Fourth Flight with Jerry Padbury second, Terry McGinnes third and George Anderson fourth. In the Fifth Flight, John Walsh was first, George Hawkins second, Jack Carpenter third and Wally Trerise fourth. A total of 73 players participated in the match-play event. Bryson wins Green Meadow golf title Mary Bryson captured her first club championship at Green Meadow Saturday by finishing the 36-hole tournament with an impressive 5-over-par round of 78. Bryson, second a year ago in this event, had a two-day total of 163. Sandra Mihelish, 89-84173, was second and Eleanor Hagler, the defending champion, had a pair of 88s to finish third at 176. I played to what I was capable of today, said Bryson, who had a 12-over-par 85 on Friday. "Everything went right. It was working. Bryson started off Saturdays play with two bogeys and a double bogey before settling down. After that she parred 13 holes' and came awaj) with a birdie on No. 8. - ' " Its my best round ever at Green Meadow," she said. HBP Gill. Perozoby Patton PB Snyder T 3 14 A 1.100 Mary Bryson Sandra Mlhelish Eleanor Hagler Jean Peacock Tina Veroulis Joan Ashley Shirley Purcell June Easton Battle Erickson Sue Morin Mickey Naegele Mary Ann Schell Barbara Burner Sally OHara Sue Blacker Betty Tuccl Clare Schneider , Barbara Marks Lois Johnson Shirley Clausen Mane Kail Priscilla Small , Debbie Patch Eileen Grady Earlene Thares Rosalie Drynan Ruth Larson Eleanor Thode Levine Coon Jo Krause Championship Flight First Flight Second Flight Third Flight Fourth Flight 5 78143 9 94173 nag its n 94 187 90 93-183 17 99-184 89 97184 98 98-194 95 92-187 92 98-190 107 97- 204 105 101-204 104 105-209 112 102-214 94 103-197 98 104202 103 101-704 103 102-205 103-114219 99 108-207 105 114219 106 114-720 115 104-221 1)8 121 239 124 127-253 117 111-778 130 178 2S8 134 137-273 144 144-288 155-155-310 try Club. (Staff photojby George Lane) 4, M I

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