The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana on August 29, 1990 · 9
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The Independent-Record from Helena, Montana · 9

Helena, Montana
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Wednesday, August 29, 1990
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Th Independent Record, Helena, Mont,, Wednesday, August 29, 1990- SCOREBOARD MARKETS! V7D star syirpirD si U.S. Open jinx continues for top-seeded player Ml i. i , I' ,1 A dejected Stefan Edberg sits on his chair on the side of the court after losing first-round match. NEW YORK (AP) Stefan Edberg, a victim of tennis burnout after a summer fling in the No. 1 spot, succumbed to his U.S. Open jinx and the rocketing returns of a young Soviet star. Alexander Volkov, the Kaliningrad Kid, wielded a bright red racket under a briliiant sun and methodically took apart a surprisingly slow Edberg, 6-3, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2, Tuesday in the first opening-round defeat of a top-seeded man here in 19 years. John McEnroe, who burned out on tennis several years ago and has been struggling to come back ever since, survived pressure and tamed his temper to beat Javier Sanchez 7-6 (10-8), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 in two hours, 42 minutes of high .drama on the stadium court. McEnroes bizarre countenance his eyes glowed through a mask of white sunscreen beneath a broad pink bandana was outdone only by the strange ensemble of neon lime, black and white worn by Andre Agassi, a 6-4, 6-2, 6-2 winner in the evening against Grant Connell. Agassi, who completed his rakish look with a dangling earring, scraggly beard and white bandana around long, black and blond hair, put on a show of power tennis in one of his best efforts since reaching the French finals. Jennifer Capriati, too young at 14 to worry about burnout, and fashionably dressed by her multi-million dollar sponsors, saved a set-point in the first set and won her Open debut as a pro, 7-5, 7-5, against a very tough 15-year-old, Anke Huber. Capriati, astonishingly cool and strong for her age, won the first two games at love and took a 4-0 lead before Huber stormed back to win the next five games. But Capriati dug in and Huber yielded, losing a set-point in the 10th game and double-faulting on set point in the 12th. Capriati, who won the juniors here last year, had similar problems holding a lead in the second set. She jumped ahead 5-2, powering deep groundstrokes against the moonballs of Huber, but let the lead slip away as Huber tied it 5-5 with a crafty mixture of shots. Again facing trouble, Capriati bore down, held serve, then broke Huber with another hard forehand that Huber lunged at but could only tap backhand into the net. Ivan Lendl, aiming to regain the top ranking that Edberg took away Aug. 13, five weeks after winning Wimbledon, easily won his first-round match and said he wasnt totally surprised by Ed-bergs defeat. Of course its an upset, but when you think about it deeply you can see how it happened, the third-seeded Lendl said after beating Martin Laurendeau, 7-5, 6- (More on TENNIS, page 2B) Alexander Volkov ov the Soviet Union smiles after upsetting top-seeded Stefan Edberg. Vince Castaldo named to Pioneer All-Star team Second baseman Vince Castaldo is the only member of the Helena Brewers to be named to the 1990 Pioneer League All-Star team an nounced Tuesday by league president Ralph C. Nelles. Northern Division champion Great Falls landed three players on the All-Star squad as did Salt Lake City, a tern contending with Butte for the Southern Division championship. Butte and Billings each had one All-Star selection while Helena and Idaho Falls each had one. Going into Tuesday nights game, Castaldo was the No. 8 hitter in the Pioneer League with a .338 average. He had appeared in 58 games and collected 75 hits in 222 trips to the plate. He had scored 50 runs and knocked in 45 runs. His hits included eight home runs, two triples and 17 doubles. His slugging percentage was .541 and his on-base percentage was .413. BILLINGS (AP) - Hr It lb 1990 Plonttr Bawball Laagua all star taam, ai announced by tha laagua prafldant, Ralph C Nallaa Flnt basa, Mlehaal Butch. Graat Falls, sacood basa. vlncant Castaldo. Halana, short Vince Castaldo stop. CHrittophar BrlttalivJdaho Falls, third basa. Thomas Duffin. Salt Laka City, outflald ars, David Holsa of Butta, K C Glllumof Billings, Raul Mondatl of Grept Fails, catchar, Todd Gugglana, Butta. pifchars, Padro Marti-naz of Graat Falls. Mlchaal Farry of Billings, William Ambos of Salt Laka City, daslgnatad hlttar, Kavin McMullan, Salt Laka City, man agar, Stava Curry, Idaho Falls J Brewer baseball The Helena Brewers will meet the Billings Mustangs at 7 tonight at Kindrick Legion Field in Pioneer League baseball action. Dn C-2 opJ Peeffe wants more money Now that the Detroit Lions have opened the vault for No. 1 draft pick Andre Ware, second-year quarterback Rodney Peete wants a pile of cash as well. Peete said Tuesday that he wants to renegotiate the remaining season on his two-year contract, which makes him one of the NFLs lowest-paid quarterbacks backups as well as starters. Peete, who is expected to open the season as Detroits starter, reportedly will make a base salary of $90,000 this year. Ware, who will probably begin third on the depth chart, received a $2 million signing bonus after agreeing to a four-year contract worth $4.6 million. According the NFL Players Association, the average salary for a quarterback last season was $638,000. Glenn Davis rejoins Astsros slugger Glenn Davis has rejoined the Houston Astros after completing a rehabilitation assignment with the teams Double-A affiliate in Columbus, Ga. Davis worked out with the Astros prior to Tuesday nights game with the Chicago Cubs and is expected to be reinstated from the disabled list prior to Wednesday nights game. R () i t i f I! n K I Eli o r 1 E 4 wJ n m R3P UP, FLOYD, foP UP!!... HA! GOT HIM AGAIN!! At the home for retired catchers Brewers score early to beat Mustangs H A i(w First five batters scored for Helena V.1 By AMY BETH HANSON IR Sports Writer The first five Brewer batters scored the first, and only five, runs of the game for Helena as they downed Billings 5-1 on Tuesday night at Kindrick Legion Field. Mustang pitcher Lary Leub-bers had a rough night as he walked the first three Brewers, to load the bases. With Randy Hood, Mike Carter and Vince Castaldo on base, Tim Carter singled. Hood and Mike Carter scored on the hit and Castaldo scored on an error by Mustang second baseman Bobby Filotei. To add insult to injury, Leon Glenn belted his fourth round-tripper of the year 425 feet over the right center field wall, also scoring Tim Carter. The game was a defensive bat- Leon Glenn of Helena watches his first-inning home run sail out of the park. (Staff photo by George Lane) (More on BREWERS, page 2B) Navarro pitches another complete game TORONTO (AP) - Jaime Navarro scattered eight hits in pitching his second straight complete game and Dave Parker had three hits, including two homers and three RBIs, as the Milwaukee Brewers handed the Toronto Blue Jays their fifth straight loss 6-2 Tuesday night. B.J. Surhoff broke open a tight game with a two-run double in the sixth inning. After Kelly Gruber singled in the fourth inning, Navarro (5-5) retired 10 straight batters before John Olerud doubled with one out in the seventh. Pat Borders followed with a bloop single that scored Olerud and cut the Brewers lead to 4-2. But Parker hit a two-run homer off John Cerutti in the eighth following Gary Sheffields leadoff single. It was his 20th of the season, the ninth time in his career he has reached that level. Loser Dave Stieb (16-5) yielded four runs and seven hits in seven innings. Parkers first homer was only the second given up by Stieb in his last 14 starts. Gentnr 2b Shefflld 3b DParkr dh Yount cf Dwr rf Surhoff e Hamiltn If Vaughn If Splars st Totals 5 0 0 0 4 110 4 2 3 3 4 11 0 2 10 0 3 0 12 10 10 3 12 0 4 0 0 0 35 4 10 TFrndz is Gruber 3b McGrlff lb Olerud dh Felix rf Borders c Lee 2b GHIil If 4 0 2 0 4 0 10 4 0 10 4 12 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 11 2 10 0 3 0 10 Totals 33 2 2 Milwaukee 010 012 0204 Toronto 001 000 1002 6 Stieb DP Milwaukee 1, Toronto 1 LOB Milwaukee 5, Toronto 5 2B Vaughn, DParker, Surhoff, Olerud, TFernandez HR DParker 2 (20) SB-Vaughn (4) IP H R ER BB SO Milwaukee Navarro W.5-5 Toronto Stieb L.14 5 Cerutti Henke WP Stieb PB-Surhoff T 2 28 A 49,871 MILWAUKEE. .. TORONTO.... abrliM ebrhW 50 11 MWHtncf 4 00 1 Molltor lb Yankees 11, Orioles 3 BALTIMORE (AP) - Balti-more-killer Jesse Barfield and Randy Velarde homered to back Mike Witts pitching. Barfield, who was 4-for-4, singled home the tying run in the second inning and hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the fourth. It was the 20th of the season for Barfield, who has homered in three straight games and has hit five home runs in 26 at-bats against Baltimore in eight games. He is 14-for-27 against the Orioles. Barfield also drew a two-out walk in the sixth and Velarde fol lowed with a three-run homer, his second of the season, for a 6-1 lead. Witt (3-6) gave up seven hits in eight innings, including a first-inning homer to Brady Anderson. Loser Jose Mesa (0-1), pitching in the majors for the first time since 1987, gave up six runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. Barfields RBI triple capped a five-run ninth against Orioles relief ace Gregg Olson. It was the most runs ever given up Olson in his two-vear-career. BALTIMORE . M4S4 T 2 47 A 23,900 NEW YORK Rally cf Azocar If Nokas c Tolieson u Moat lb Hall dh Balbonl dh JaBrfld rf Valarda 3b Etpnoz m Gar an c Sax 2b Total! .. ab r h bi 4 0 0 0 5 112 4 110 0 10 0 5 3 3 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 4 4 5 113 3 10 0 0 0 00 4 13 0 39 11 12 10 SFInlay rf BAndesn If CRIpkn ss Tattlafon c Orsulak dh Wthgtn 3b Davarax cf Segul lb Gonzals 2b ab r h bl 4 0 3 0 3 2 12 4 0 11 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 110 3 0 10 Total! . Now York 010 203 005-11 Baltimore 100 001 010 3 DP Now York 1 LOB New York 5, Baltimore 3 2B Maat 2, SFInlay 3B CRIpkan, JeBarfiaid, - , Jar HR BAnderson (3), JeBarfiaid (20), Valarda (2), SB JeBarfiaid (4). SFInlay (19), Sax (33). SF BAnderson. ... .. IP....H.RIR BB SO . flaw York MWItt W.3-4 7 Gutarman ...! 0 . Baltimore Masa L1 0230 0 0 3 2 Price 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 3 Olson 1 3 4 S I 0 1 Bautista 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 HBP Espinoza by Olson. WP-Olson. BK Red Sox 6, Indians 5 CLEVELAND (AP) - Mike Greenwell had three hits, including a two-run triple that drove in the tying and lead runs in the ninth inning, and Boston continued to pull away in the American League was the Red Sox fifth straight win and gave them a six-game lead over Toronto. Cleveland had taken a 4-3 lead on Brook Jacobys tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the eighth but the Red Sox rallied with three in the ninth, which started with Indians relief ace Doug Jones (4-3) walking Carlos Quintana and Wade Boggs. Ellis Burks popped out but Greenwell tripled to put Boston ahead and scored what proved to be the decisive run on Dwight Evans single. Cleveland scored a run in the bottom of the ninth before Boston rookie Jeff Gray nailed down his seventh save by retiring Chris James and Jacoby with runners at first and third. (More on AMERICAN, page 2B) New 'J1 driver is not for the ordinary golfer Df any of you golfers havent heard of the J" driver over these past few months, you haven't been paying attention. Jack Nicklaus officially introduced this club to the world this spring when he used it to hit prodigious drives in the Senior Championship and the following week in the Masters. As the story goes, he played an exhibition with Jumbo Osaki early in the year in Japan. Jumbo was outdriving him by as much as 50 yards, and this, or course, got Jacks attention. Jumbo presented him with a J driver, identical to the one that Jumbo was using. Bridgestone, manufacturer of the J driver, recently began an ad campaign announcing that it w ill soon introduce its line of clubs to the public. What is the secret of this club? It has undergone considerable testing by domestic golf companies. I personally have had the opportunity to test and measure two J drivers that found their way into our community. Here are the findings. The secret is in the head. It is a slightly oversize metal head LARDY TUS GOLF DOCTOR which has a high center of gravity and a very low effective loft. In the hands of a tour professional like Jack Nicklaus, a very high ball hitter, it produces a low, driving shot with a tremendous amount of roll. It is especially effective in windy conditions, boring into the wind a considerable distance. In the hands of local amateurs and area pros, the two J drivers which reached our area were, however, generally unhittable. Nobody could get them airborne with any degree of consistency. Obviously Bridgestone will increase the loft of clubs sold to the general public. But when they do, these clubs will, in my opinion, be no different than most other graphite shaft metalwoods on the market today, and produce no more distance. Only the original J head design with the high center of gravity and the extremely low loft will generate significant extra distance, and only in the hands of the extremely hard-swinging, high-ball hitter. That eliminates you and me, and almost every other golfer. If you want a J driver, be sure to test-hit it first. In the instances of the two J driver purchasers I encountered, it was probably $400 each down the drain. Incidentally, Nicklaus has replaced the graphite shaft on his J driver with a steel one to create a feel in the club more similar to that of the other clubs in his bag. DR. LARRY SCHNEIDER operates a custom golf club business in Helena. He has been president and club champion at both Green Meadow Country Club and Bill Roberts Golf Course. f

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