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22 Hazleton Standard-Speaker, Wednesday, July 24, 1991 Sports Briefs Some content with life in the minors In mmX Mil CJNC fflTr- T' J'O i4 mil Mfci rfSL ifci Ferretti said he's content with his life in the minor leagues and hopes to do well enough to move up in bis career. But he has set no timetable for himself "They give us goal sheets. This is the year I'm supposed to be in the major leagues," he laughing. "But I'm hitting about' .220. Maybe if I do a little better "I like the organization a lot better," Resetar said of coming to the Indians. "I'm just not happy with my situation of not playing as much as I did last year. But that's something I can't control." Earlier this season, Resetar had a 6-for-12 streak that included his first home run of the season. At the Class AA All-Star break, Resetar had appeared in only 33 of the Indian's first 80 games. He was hitting .213 with six RBIs and one homer. Ferretti, who has played second, third and shortstop in the professional ranks, was bitting .231 in 65 games with 12 RBIs. Class AA baseball is a big step up from college, Resetar said. "They're not even the same league," he said. "I always figured I'd be competitive, but once I started playing (class) A ball The infielders get to the ball and throw you out a lot more often. Outfielders are standing under balls that guys weren't getting to in college." MORE TROPHIES Six-year-old Joseph Nicholas, son of Joseph and Laurie Nicholas of Drums, competed in two national BMX races this summer. Joseph, who has been riding BMX for almost two years, took first place in the 6 Expert Class both days in the Quaker State Nationals held July 13 and 14 in Bensalem and placed second and fourth in the 6 Expert Class in the Midwest Nationals in Rockford, 111., June 29 and 30. Joseph is also competing at tracks around Pennsylvania for the 6-Year-Old state championship. This competition will end in August Joseph's home track is Ceadr BMX in Scranton and he rides for "Papa Jack" of Phelps Main Connection out of Maryland. Kirkaldy situation doesn't worry Catlett Industrial Golf league tourney The annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce Industrial Council Golf Tournament will be held at the Sugarloaf Golf Club Thursday, Aug. 8. The shotgun tournament will begin at 12:30 p.m., and registration will include golf, a motor cart, food and beverages on the course, a complimentary social hour following the round, a steak dinner and scores of prizes and awards valued in excess of $2,000. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to the first 144 golfers. Scoring awards will include the Industrial Council Award for the low gross; industrial employee; Chamber Member Award for low gross; chamber member employee; overall low gross and low net awards; low gross and low net awards in five additional flights; two awards each for longest putt; longest and closest to the pin. For more information, contact the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce at 455-1508. Generals capture District 12 title The Generals, members of the Hazleton-Freeland Fast Pitch Softball League, beat McDonald's Funeral Home of Mahanoy City, 9-1, Monday night to win the District 12 Class title and earned a berth in the state tournament August 2 through 4 in Trum-bauersville. Winning pitcher Pete Ritten-baugh hurled a one-hitter and was aided offensively by Chris Pishock's triple and single and Del Phillips with a double and single. Keith Adams and Jon McCallum both had two singles. URS softball tourney Labor Day weekend The second annual softball tournament to benefit United Rehabilitation Services, Inc. (URS), will be held Labor Day weekend at the Jeddo Stars complex, Route 940, Jeddo. The single slow-pitch tournament will have a double-elimination format. The entry fee is $50 per team. For more information, contact Jerry Zieminski or Kim Galek at 459-9784. Seek mat coach Applications will be accepted for the position of head wrestling coach at Hazleton High School until 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the office of Ron Gatski, Supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for the Hazleton Area School District. Slow-pitch tourney The George Lengyel Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament for Class and teams will be held August 2, 3 and 4. More information can be obtained by telephoning Mike Kravelk at 1-669-9562 or Tom Ouly at 1-669-6750 after 4:30 p.m. Little League Freeland Tonight's Game 6 p.m., Lions vs. Legion. Tuesday's game between the Elks and the Vets was postponed until Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Hazleton Tickets for the league's annual outing, scheduled for August 18 at Carmen's Country Inn, will be available at Correale Stadium during tonight's District 18 championship game. They will be available all other weekday nights between 6 and 8 at the residence of Bob Yevak, league president. The tickets are $5 for players, coaches and children under 12 and $8 for adults. Players and coaches will have their money refunded when they attend the outing. he takes the court at home. He said he may not fare as well in away games. "I'll put it like this," Robinson said. "He will definitely hear it when we go away but at home he won't hear anything about it. When we go to Rutgers he will hear it. UMass, places like that." Catlett and the Mountaineers are practicing this week for a seven-game, 17-day Asian tour that will run from Aug. 2 through Aug. 18. West Virginia will play several club teams and the Korean and Hong Kong national teams during the trip. "It's kind of like a mini-season," Catlett said. "We have 20 practices seven games for sure. So it's going to be a big help for next season, no question about that." Grinds 5-Miler The Berks County March of Dimes is once again sponsoring the Gring's Mill 5-Mile Run. Proceeds from this race are used in the ongoing work to educate the public on the dangers of smoking, drinking, drug use and poor nutrition during pregnancy. For more information on the race, which will be held Sunday, Aug. 11 in Reading, contact Ron Horn at (215) 921 6260 (day) or (215) 779-2668 (night). Saullo-Serany Basketball Ellen Ogozalek and Eileen Ogozalek combined for 14 points Tuesday night to lead the Lady Cardinals past the Lady Leopards, 30-27, in girls Saullo-Serany Summer Basketball League action. In other games, the Lady Hoyas downed the Lady Lions, 50-40, and the Lady Owls beat the Lady Cats, 38-32. LADY CARDINALS LADY LEOPARDS 30 27 Ellen Ogozalek led the balanced winning attack with eight points and twin sister Eileen chipped in with six as the Lady Cardinals held off the Lady Leopards in the second half to secure the win. McCord added eight points. Kathy Nemshick paced the Lady Leopards with 10 points and Trish Kringe added eight IAD LEOPARDS (27) Winters 0 0-2 0, Leaante 0 0-0 0, Kringe 24-68, Shimmy 10-12, Nemshick 4 2-5 10, Eckert 1 0-1 2, Rybarczyk 2 0-0 5. Totals 10 6-15 27. LADY CARDINALS (30) Ei Ogozalek 2 2-2 6, Santore 0 0-0 0, Padora 1 0-0 2, Paiakinas 2 1-2 5, El Ogozalek 4 0-3 8, McCord 4 0-4 8, Vermillion 0 1-2 1, Miller 0 0-0 0, Fritzinger 00-00. Totals 13 4-13 30. LadyUoparda 8 M-27 Lady Cardinal! 12 18-30 Three-point field goals: Lady Leopards Rybarczyk 1. Lady Cardinals None. LADY HOYAS LADY LIONS 50 40 Radziewich collected 15 points for the winners while Eric Curran pitched in with 12 as the Lady Hoyas used a 32-25 edge in the second half to secure the victory. Angela Haupt led the Lady Lions with 13 points and Jeanette Shafer chipped in with 12. LADY HOYAS (SO) Curran 5 2-2 12, Fable 3 H) 6, Radziewich 7 1-1 15, Friday 4 1-3 9, Eckert 3 2-4 8, Hobbs 0 0-0 0, McCabe 0 0-00, Canfield 0 0-0 0, Ebling 0 0-0 0. Totals 22 6-10 50. LADY LIONS (40) Shafer 4 4-7 12, Reimold 4 1-3 9, Mrazik 2 0-0 4, Iibonati 0 0-0 0, Olenick 1 0-0 2, Haupt 6 1-1 13, Clatch 0 H) 0. Totals 17 6-11 W. Lady Hoyaa. 18 32 50 IS 25-40 Lady Lloni Three-point field goals: None. LADY OWLS LADY CATS 38 32 Terri Galbiati scored 15 points and Michelle Zieminski added seven as the Lady Owls jumped to a 21-16 halftime lead and stayed on top in the second half. Lori Milot led the Lady Cats with 12 points and Barnhart tallied six. LADY CATS 032) Dunlap 10-02, Hager 0 0-0 0, D. Colancecco 0 0- 0 0, G. Colancecco 00-00, Stiely 20-0 4, Milot 6 0-1 12, Fredricks 1 1-5 3, Montero 0 0-0 0, Cuff 2 0-2 4, Gnall 0 0-0 ft Barnhart 3 0-0 6, Sauka 0 1- 2 1, Kruzik 00-00. Totals 15 2-10 32. LAD YOWLS (38) Gtudiano 20-04, Zkminslri 3 0-06, Geba 0 0-0 0, PacelU 00-0 0, Bamhoret 0 0-00, Stoss 0 H) 0, Barrett 0 0-0 0, Wolk 0 0-0 0, Fomataro 3 1-3 7, Galbiati 7 1-5 15, Pombo 0 0-2 0, Swank 14-4 6, DeMara 00-00, Carelli 00-00. Totals 16 6-14 38. Lady Call 16 16 32 Lady Owli 21 17 38 Three-point field goals: None. Class tourney The Men's Class slow-pitch softball tournament games scheduled for Tuesday night will be played tonight at 8 o'clock at the Drifton Complex. The games scheduled for 8 o'clock tonight will be played tonight at 9. Made by a Famous Manufacturer Take our word for it you would instantly recognize the name! These are top-quality radials made by one of the world's leading tire factories. 35,000 MILE WARRANTY P15580R13 ROAD HAZARD WARRANTY AVAILABLE ALL PRICES INCLUDES MOUNTING AND i By JOHN BRUNS The Central New Jersey Home News HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) Baseball is a game in which players today can become millionaires if they make it to the major leagues. For players in the minor leagues, the financial rewards are not great. While virtually all minor leaguers are chasing that dream of making it to "The Show," some admit that they'll keep playing baseball, no matter what level, as long as someone wants them. Two former Rutgers players, infielder Sam Ferretti and catcher Gary Resetar, fall into that category. The two are members of the Canton-Akron Indians of the Class AA Eastern League "I'll keep playing as long as I can," said Resetar, who was traded from the Minnesota Twins to the Cleveland Indians during spring training. He had been a 17th round pick of the Twins in the June 1988 free agent draft. "I think there's always a shot," Resetar said. "I've heard too many stories about players who pretty much gave up on themselves as far as getting to the big leagues and all of a sudden they get a shot with a team." "I think I'd be a fool not to stick around for a while whether it's AA or AAA bouncing around," Resetar said. "Hopefully, I'll get a chance." Ferretti had similar thoughts. "As long as I see myself doing well I'll stay at it as long as they keep me and I keep maturing as a player," he said. He has been in the Cleveland organization since being drafted in the 26th round in 1987. He had two brief stints with Cleveland's AAA Colorado Spring club in the Pacific Coast League. A sparkplug shortstop at Rutgers, Ferretti, as a sophomore, was named the Most Valuable i Player in the 1986 Atlantic 10 Conference tournament won by Rutgers. He had another good season as a junior and opted to turn pro when drafted. Resetar was an excellent handler of pitchers and a steady hitter at Rutgers. He set a school record with 76 hits in 1988, his junior season, and turned pro when drafted. His hits record was broken by Angel Echevarria, with 80, this spring. YMGA (Continued from page 21) 50-yard breaststroke 1, Kriston Maggio, 35.06. 200-yard freestyle relay 2, Hazleton (Km Stanziola, Kriston Maggio, Jago, Janet Kiryluk. Boys 14-and-under 100-yard individual medley 3, Jesse Port-nova, 1:31.35. 50-yard backstroke 2, Jason Winder, 42.97; 3, Jeremiah Kransteuber, 43.20. 50-yard breaststroke 2, Jesse Portnova, 46.17. 200-vard freestyle relay 2, Hazleton (Kransteuber, Winder, Portnova, Albertson), 2:20.40. Girls 15-18 year olds 100-yard individual medley 3, Mae Umbriac, 1:23.87. 50-yard backstroke 2, Mae Umbriac, 38.99. 50-yard breaststroke 3, Mae Umbriac, 45.34. 200-yard freestyle relay 2, Hazleton (Miller, Sabol, Umbriac Egger), 2:16.97. Boys 15-18 year olds 100-yard individual medley 3, Jason Dietrich, 1:17.51. 50-yard backstroke 2, Todd Dietrich, 35.00. 50-yard breaststroke 3, Jason Dietrich, 41.06. LET THE ARMY RESERVE PAY YOUR STUDENT LOAN. A nearby Army Reserve unit needs bright people to train in certain specialized skills. In return, we're willing to help pay off a qualified student loan up to $20,000. You could also qualify for another $18,000 for college -all for part-time service, usually one weekend a month plus two week's Annual Training. Think about it. Then think about us. Then Call. 455-4201 BE AU. YOU CAN BE. ARMY RESERVE Owls first in tourney The Hazleton Owls of the All-American Girls Softball League swept four games over the weekend and won the eight-team Frackville Girls Softball Tournament. The winners opened with a 15-5 win over Mahanoy City before stopping Frackville, 13-7. They then stopped the Unlimited All-Stars of Hazleton, 9-8, and 11-7 for the championship. Owls 15, Mahanoy City 5 Amanda Hanincik led the winners with two doubles and a single to account for five RBIs. Elizabeth Bali added a single while Shannon Saxon and Nicole Condrick played well on defense. Owls 13, Frackville 7 Megan LaBuda collected a double and two singles while Heather Reimold added a triple as the Owls notched their second win of the tournament. Mary Knecht played well on defense. Owls 9, Unlimited 8 Lisa Swank struck out seven batters and Randi Baran's sacrifice bunt drove in the winning run in the sixth inning. Judy Gadola contributed a double and single and Candice Polchin had two singles. Owls 11, Unlimited 7 Unlimited advanced to the title game with a 17-4 victory over Frackville, but lost to the Owls for the second time as Amy Lucadamo collected three singles and scored three runs. Amanda Hanincik contributed a triple and two singles to account for three RBIs while Kristen Babula and Kim Barry sparkled on defense for the winners. Softball tourney The National Softball Association along with the East Penn Umpire Association Inc. is sponsoring the second annual 18-and-under Girls Fast-Pitch Softball Tournament Aug. 3-4 at Bicentennial Park, Allentown. Responses must be received by Saturday, July 27. Locally, the Hazleton Blue Angels are entered in the tournament. For more information, call Bruce Frace at (215) 432-5813. Banister (Continued from page 19) Last year, he hit .269 with 10 homers and 57 RBIs in 101 games at Class AA Harrisburg and .320 in 12 games with Buffalo. Slaught, on the disabled list for the seventh time in his career, was injured while taking batting practice Monday. Pirates trainer Kent Biggerstaff said he will be out at least 15 days and possibly longer. "We're not going to let him come back until he is 100 percent," Biggerstaff said. "It's too easy to aggravate that kind of MORGANTOWN, W.Va (AP) Coach Gale Catlett doesn't foresee any problem with fan support for West Virginia basketball recruit Wilfred Kirkaldy after a judge dismissed allegations of sexual abuse against the high school senior. "I really don't see why there would be any repercussions about it at all," Catlett told The Dominion Post of Morgantown in Tuesday's editions. Onondaga County (N.Y.) Judge J. Kevin Mulroy dismissed allegations by a woman who said the 6-foot-10 center raped her while Kirkaldy was visiting Syracuse University during a recruiting trip. The judge dismissed the charge after viewing a videotape produced by defense lawyers that showed the woman discussing sex and athletes. In throwing out the case, Mulroy said that Kirkaldy, not the woman, had been the victim in the case. "I've never read a judge's comments that were stronger," Catlett said. "I would just say that if people read the judge's comments there shouldn't be any problem, I wouldn't think." West Virginia forward Ricky Robinson said that Kirkaldy shouldn't be burdened with catcalls, innuendos or snickers when P16580R13 P17580R13 35.95 P18580R13 36.95 P18575R14 $37.95 P19575R14 $38.95 P20575R14 P20575R15 P21575R15 P22575R15 P23575R15 i -X STATIC BALANCING FREE TIRE ROTATION WITH PURCHASE OF NEW TIRES Open Daily 7:30 A.M. to 6 P.M. Sat. 7:30 A.M. to 3 P.M. PAY PHONES CAN NOW BE OWNED DISTRIBUTORSHIP NO SELLING REQUIRED WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH PRESENT EMPLOYMENT Honest local person to own pay phones. No selling, no overhead. 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