The Berkshire Eagle from Pittsfield, Massachusetts on August 13, 1990 · 25
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Monday, August 13, 1990
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Scoreboard C8 Classifield D4 The RQllfee Eagle Sports D Monday, August 13, 1990 Congdon defends Allied crown By Howard Herman Berkshire Eagle Staff DALTON - Andy Congdon started the 1990s as he ended the '80s winning the Allied Individual championship. Area Golf Congdon fired a 5-under-par 66 over the final 18 holes, as he rallied from two strokes down to win the 87th annual Allied title at the Wahconah Country Club yesterday. He claimed his second consecutive Allied with a 2-under total of 140. The Wyantenuck amateur, who was 3-over 74 after yesterday morning's first round, defeated laconic's Ed Budz, who shot a 4-under 67 yesterday afternoon to finish up with a 141. "I thought if I would get it under par, I would repeat, yes," said Congdon after claiming the trophy for the fourth time. "It feels real good. ou take a look at the trophy and see that Dixon Daniels repeated, Cutts Benedict repeated. Jim Peace repeated. Your better golfers repeat and this puts me in another class." First-round leaders Dick Wat- CONGDON, continued on D2 Grady wins PGA title Sheds runner- up tag with three- stroke victory Associated Press Wayne Grady celebrates on the fourth hole after sinking a birdie. Grady went on to win the PGA Championship that finished yesterday in Birmingham, Ala. By Bob Green Associated Press BIRMINGHAM. Ala - One by one. the would-be challengers to Wayne Grady fell victim to the trees and trouble, a placid pond and the cussed rough of Shoal Creek One by one, defending champion Payne Stewart. 43-year-old Gil Morgan and Fred Couples dropped away in the PGA Champoionship yesterday, their faces reflecting the strain applied by the unyielding pressure of the most difficult course the touring pros have encountered in years. Hard course ' The hardest damn golf course I've ever played in my life," Fuzzy Zoeller called it. "The most frustrating 18 I've ever seen." Nick Faldo said. "Unrelenting," Hale Irwin said. Only Grady, a 33-year-old transplanted Australian, could handle it. Grady, now a resident of Orlando. Fla.. and for six seasons a member of the American tour, won by three strokes. "He didn't do anything foolish," said Stewart, who played in the same twosome with the new champion. He kept his composure." And that was all he had to do while others were losing theirs. Grady, who has a record of 29 runner-up finishes around the world, needed only a 1-under-par 71 in the final round and a lucky bounce off a pine tree to acquire his second American title and his first in golfs major championships. His task was eased by the self-inflicted damage suffered by Stewart. Morgan and Couples. All were in contention at one time or another. All backed away on the much-maligned layout. Stewart was the first to go in the muggy. 90-plus-degree heat He hit his third shot into a pond in front of the 11th green. When the ball got wet, he lost his chance to become the first man in 53 years to defend this title The ball in the water led to a triple-bogey 8, a "snowman" in golfers parlance. Stewart blew to a 79. including 41 on the back, and finished 10 shots back and tied for eighth at 292 1 believed in my bones I was going to win," he said, shaking his head and managing a weak smile. At least I didn't shoot 80 " Morgan, a non-practicing optometrist from Ed-inond, Okla.. who shot a 65 on Saturday, at one point was a single stroke off the pace. But he let a tec shot get away to the right - far to the right on the par-3 13. He took two more strokes to reach the rock-hard putting surface and took a double bogey. Morgan matched par 72 and was third at 286 Couples, a hard-hitting, laid-back guy called Boom Boom" by his fellow pros, lost a little of his California cool as well as the lead in the golf tournament - with the string of four consecutive bogeys beginning on the 13th. Three of them came on missed putts of 3 to 4 feet; the other after a visit into a bunker. He, too, shot 72, and finished second, three strokes behind Grady's winning 6-undcr-par 282. PGA. continued on D2 Andy Congdon Wins Allied title Colantuono out duels Mellon at Lake Run By Bill Everhart Berkshire Eagle Staff LANESBORO - The 15th annual YMCA Lake Run came down to a duel in the sun yesterday morning between veteran Rob Colantuono and newcomer Ari Mellon, and when it was over the vet had triumphed, though just barely. Colantuono successfully defended his title in the 10-kilometer race by outkicking Mellon to the finish line for a four-second victory. In the women's category, Natalie Blanchard of Pittsfield outdistanced defending champion Marilynn Martin. Eric Trager and Diane Tedford, both of Dalton, were the male and female champions, respectively, in the two-mile fun run. A total of 117 runners finished the long run and 45 the short race. As is traditionally the case, the race was run under hot, humid conditions. "Like I always say. if it's less than 90 degrees they'd cancel the Lake Run." laughed Colantuono. Drops back early Shortly after the 10-kilometer race got under way, Mellon, a former distance standout at Tac-onic High School, took the lead with Spencer's Mike Mulloy. North Adams' Colantuono, a consistent winner in area races in recent years, dropped back about 30 yards. "I like to ease into this race," said Colantuono. "I don't like the first couple of miles." Mulloy fell back about three miles into the race and Colantuono caught up with Mellon. A pattern then began on the chal- RACE, continued on D2 IHHHHHHHHIIHHIHHBHilHIHHIIHIIIHHHHHHIHHHHH" 1 ' LSTHHB Joel Librizzi Berkshire Eagle Staff The field is off and running at yesterday's 15th annual Lake Run that took place at Pontoosuc Lake. Rob Colantuono, second from right (No. 361) defended last year's crown with a close win over Pittsfield's Ari Mellon. Bosox top Seattle Barretts' double keys 7-2 victory SEATTLE (AP) - Marty Barrett hit a tiebreaking, two-run double in the ninth inning yesterday that sent the Boston Red Sox past the Seattle Mariners 7-2. The five-run ninth helped the Red Sox increase their lead in the American League East to three games over Toronto. Boston's edge is its largest since July 4. Seattle lost for the fifth time in six games, all at home. The Mariners have scored only 13 runs during that span. Ellis Burks' two-run single in the eighth off Mike Jackson rallied Boston to a 2-1 lead. Ken Griffey led off the Mariners' eighth with his 16th home run of the season. In the ninth, Tim Naehring walked with one out and John Marzano singled him to third. Barrett doubled into the left-field corner off Jackson (5-4) for a 4-2 lead. Two walks loaded the bases with two outs and Mike Greenwell was hit by Vance Lovelace's first pitch. Pinch hitter Carlos Quintana capped the outburst with a two-run single. Tom Bolton (7-1) gave up six hits, struck out four and walked five in eight innings. 1 BBBBBBBHr : Buhe's bat, glove carry Mets past Welland 8-7 Tim Buhe Hit game-ivinning double Athletics pound Yankees 6-1 Welch wins No. 19 while McGwire belts No. 29 OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Bob Welch won his 19th game, Mark McGwire hit his 29th home run and the Oakland Athletics beat New York 6-1 yesterday to stay perfect in nine games against the Yankees this year. Oakland completed its third three-game sweep of the Yankees and has outscored them 43-6. The Athletics have won 11 straight in two seasons against New York, and the teams have three games remaining at Yankee Stadium next month. Welch (19-4) is the top winner in the major leagues. His previous career-high for victories was 17, accomplished the last two seasons with the Athletics. Welch gave up one run on four hits in 7 1-3 innings. He struck out four and walked four. Welch is 4-0 in seven starts against the Yankees since joining Oakland in 1988. Rick Honeycutt pitched the 1 2-3 innings for his sixth save. Oakland scored four times in American League the first inning before Mike Witt (1-5) got an out. Carney Lansford, Doug Jennings and Dave Henderson singled for the first run and McGwire followed with a three-run homer, an opposite-field shot to right. Lansford hit a two-run single in the eighth off Dave Righetti after Oakland loaded the bases against Lee Guetterman. The Yankees scored in the second. Matt Nokes and Jim Ley-ritz drew two-out walks and Bob Geren hit an RBI single. Twins 5, Blue Jays 4 TORONTO (AP) - Allan Anderson threw his third complete game of the season and Dan Gladden went 3-for-4 as the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4. Anderson (5-15) has two of his three complete games and three of his five victories on the road. .Against Toronto, he gave up 10 hits, with four strikeouts and no walks. But he had to survive a scare in the ninth inning. Pat Borders hit a two-run homer, his 14th, with two outs to cut the lead to one. Anderson then got Glenallen Hill to ground out to third. Jimmy Key .(7-6) lasted three innings, and gave up five runs on nine hits. Key, who pitched into the sixth inning or better in eight of his last 10 starts, struck out three and walked none. Indians 9, Tigers 5 CLEVELAND (AP) - Tom Candiotti got his third career win against long-time nemesis Detroit and Alex Cole had three hits and two RBIs for Cleveland as the Indians beat the Tigers 9-5. Candiotti (12-7) improved to 3-9 against Detroit, as Cleveland won its third straight and fifth in the AL, continued on D4 By Bill Everhart Berkshire Eagle StalT PITTSFIELD - It wasn't the prettiest of victories but it was a satisfying one. as Tim Buhe doubled in Rob Guzik in the last of the 11th yesterday to : give the Pittsfield Mets an 8-7 victory over the Welland Pirates. Buhe. who also turned in three outstanding defensive plays at shortstop, bSnged a shot off the left-field fence to score Guzik from first base with no one out. The blast sent what remained of a sunbaked crowd of 2,322 home happy and made a winner of Jim Scheffler (4-1), who toughed 'out four innings of shutout relief. The homestand continues tonight and tomorrow at 7 with games against the Niagara Falls Rapids. Peter Walker (4-5) will pitch for the Mets. Plenty of action Yesterday's four-hour marathon featured 23 hits. 26 walks, 26 stranded runners, about 200 pickoff throws to first base and maybe 300 batters' time-outs. The Mets did everything but lead the game, until Buhe's RBI double in the 11th. Guzik started the inning with a slow one-hopper to first baseman John Martin, whose throw bounced off the glove of pitcher Dick White (0-2) covering at first. Guzik was given a hit on the play. Buhe then picked on an inside fastball on a hit-and-run and lofted it over the head of left fielder John Curtis, scoring Guzik easily. "I was just trying to put the bat on the ball and get Guzik over to second base so someone else could drive him in," said Buhe. "I didn't think it was going that far." It was the third hit of the game for Buhe, who had earlier doubled and singled in a run. "Our roving batting instructor Andre David has been working with me to get me back on the N.Y. Penn League beam and out of this little slump 5'vc been in." ?aid Buhe. "I'm trying to get back on the beam." "I know Tim isn't happy with his average 1250," said Pittsfield manager Jim Eschen. "But he's driven in a lot of big runs for us. I had him last year in Kingsport and I'm happy to have him here again, he's a great kid." Another drubbing After drubbing the Mets 10-2 Saturday night, it appeared for awhile that the Pirates, who rattled out 28 hits in the two-game series, would thump Pittsfield again. After the Mets snapped a 1-1 tie with two fourth-inning runs on Buhe's double, three walks and an error, Welland came back with four runs in the fifth, driving Pittsfield starter Juan Castillo from the box in the process. Keith Osik's two-run single off reliever Steve Thomas put Welland ahead 4-3, but a bigger inning was avoided when Osik overran third base on John Shulte's infield single and was picked off by third baseman Tim McClinton. Osik redeemed himself with a two-pun single in the top of the sixth to give the Pirates a 7-3 lead, but Pittsfield roared back to tie the score in the last of the sixth. A single and two walks by Steve Roeder loaded the bases with no one out, and Nicky Davis picked on the first pitch from reliever Mark Futrell and drilled a bases-clearing double up the gap in right-center. Davis scored the tying run an out later on Buhe's single through the shortstop hole. That was all the scoring until Buhe knocked in his 11th inning run. Scheffler walked seven in his four inning stint, but gave up only one hit to get the victory in front of his parents, who were in town METS, continued on D2 AP Phil Simms Returns for 12th season Grid Giants open tonight By Frank Litsky New York Times News Service NEW YORK - When the Giants face the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., tonight in their first exhibition game, they plan to use four of their five quarterbacks. They will start the season with two or three. Phil Simms is beginning his 12th season with the Giants and Jeff Hostetler his seventh. There are also three novices: Craig Kupp, Scooter Molander and Frank Baur. All but Baur are expected to play against the Bills. Simms and Hostetler will make the team. Parcells will probably wait until after the fourth and final exhibition game before deciding whether to carry a third quarterback. At this stage, it appears likely that there will be a third quarterback. It also appears likely that the third GIANTS, continued on D4

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