Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on July 10, 1981 · Page 56
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52 Santa Cruz Sentinel Friday, July 10, 1981 Area II TOC Capitola-Soquel Dodgers Remain Alive With Victory To Play Major Role In Davis Cup Hot And Muggy Weather NEW YORK (AP) - The weather was expected to play a major role in the quarterfinal round of the Davis Cup tennis match between defending champion Czechoslovakia and the United States, which started today. The National Weather Service predicted sunny weather with temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. "It was in the 60 s in England." newly-crowned Wimbledon champion John McEnroe said Thursday. "You can be in shape to play in England, but the heat and humidity here will definitely be a factor." Czechoslovakia, the defending Davis Cup champion, announced it planned to use only two players throughout the three- against Lendl and Connors against Smid. The two Americans will change opponents on Sunday, while the McEnroe-Smid match leading off the final day of the best-of-five format. "If we play well, they shouldn't have a chance," said Arthur Ashe, the non-playing captain of the U.S team. "But you never can tell" Lendl. who has been practicing in the heat and humidity of Florida since he was eliminated in the opening round at Wimbledon, said he was upset that Czechoslovakia had to play the United States in the second round. "I don't think it's right," Lendl said. "We are the defending champions and we BASEBALL OWNERS day match Ivan Lendl. the world's fourth-ranked player, and Tomas Smid. The United States will retaliate with McEnroe, ranked No.l in the world, and third-ranked Jimmy Connors in the singles, while Stan Smith and Bob Lutz will play the doubles. "McEnroe and Peter Fleming are the best doubles team in the world," Ashe said in explaining why he picked Smith and Lutz. "but I don't want to have McEnroe playing all three days. I want him fresh for Sunday." Under the Davis Cup format, there were to be two singles matches today, the doubles on Saturday and two singles on Sundav. Today's matches sent McEnroe votes taken on anything it wasn't necessary. The owners just told us to continue the program that we have embarked on." Referring to the owners' last proposal, which was turned down last Saturday by the players' committee, Grebey called it "a very significant movement." In that last negotiating session, the owners altered their free-agent compensation proposal. They limited to 12 the number of ranking players whose signing through the re-entry draft would require compensation to their old teams in the form of professional players. Grebey has indicated that number is negotiable. The players' union is still insisting on a pool of players drawn from all clubs ball. Hyatt then singled, sending Lindsay to third. Shannon Belle then drilled on to center. The ball went off the outfielder's glove as Lindsay steamed home with the tying run. Belle ended up at second base and was credited with a double as Hyatt went to third. The next batter popped up. but then Scimone walked, bringing up Marin Brandt, the Dodgers' 10-year-old second baseman who played a superb defensive game Thursday. Vincent Lopez, the pitcher, worked Brandt to 3-2 before walking him, pushing across Hyatt with what was to be the winning run. Collins, who relieved Ifland in the top of the fifth, blanked the Giants for the final two innings. The 12-year-old righthander fanned five and walked just one during his stint on the mound. Watsonville scored two in each of the first two innings, but in the Dodgers' bottom half of the second, the game's nature changed abruptly. Infield errors on balls hit by Shannon Belle and Anthony Frietas, walks to Anthony Ponza and David Belle and a single by Todd Shores netted a 4-4 game after two innings. Ifland then blanked the Giants in the third, and with the help of two Dodgers errors, allowed the Giants a single run in the fourth. The Dodgers threatened to tie it again in the fourth after Brandt's double and Ifland's single, but they died on base as Lopez shut the door with two straight outs.. All told, the Dodgers got seven hits, two by Ifland, while the Giants got five off three Dodger pitchers. The Area II champion will played the Area I titlist Monday at Harvey West Stadium in the first game of a best two-of-three series for the District 39 Surprising just about everyone but themselves. Capitola-Soquel's Dodgers Thursday clawed their way into the final game of the Area II Little League Tournament of Champions with a 6-5 comeback win over Watsonville American's Giants. Instead of turning in their gear for the season which would have happened if the Giants had won the Dodgers forced a seventh and final game, which will be plaved this evening at 6 o'clock at Soquel High. So while the Dodgers' moms wash uniforms for yet another time today, Capitola-Soquel Manager Gene Belle and Watsonville Manager Mike Orozco are pondering their respective pitching options. For the Dodgers, there isn't much choice. Capitola-Soquel's leading two pitchers Troy Collins and Bryan Ifland are finished for the tournament, each having thrown all that TOC rules will allow. So Belle will go with Nick Scimone, a 10-year-old who has pitched five TOC innings and allowed just one run; and Matt Lindsay, who has thrown four innings and hadn't pitched this season until the TOC. Watsonville has three innings left from Brian Orozco, who pitched three innings against Carmel Valley in the tourney opener, and two against the Dodgers in the Giants' 17-4 win Tuesday. The Giants also have Willie Leong, who went two Thursday, and John Nave, who threw one against the Dodgers Tuesday. Early in the game Thursday, the Giants had a lot of people thinking they might turn this one into another rout, but the Dodgers would have no part of it. With the Giants maintaining a 5-4 lead going into the bottom of the fifth, the Dodgers came alive. Lindsay led off with a walk and with Joe Hyatt at bat moved to second on a passed are seeded between fifth and eighth (in the 16-team field)." McEnroe also said the draw was unfavorable, but noted it was made before Czechoslovakia defeated Argentina and then went on to beat Italy in the 1980 Davis Cup finals. McEnroe, who with Fleming won the Wimbledon doubles title, defeating Smith and Lutz. refused to say whether he would have preferred to play the doubles along with th singles. "That's up to the captain, not me," the New York left-hander said. But he did note that not playing the doubles considering the weather might help him in the singles, "especially if there were some five-set matches." Antonin Bolardt, the non-playing captain of the Czechoslovakian team, agreed with Ashe that the U.S. squad should be favored. "They have the two top players," he said. "We have no chance in the match, but we have a lot of experience in Davis Cup, especially Tomas Smid." Bolardt, who play ice hockey for Czechoslovakia "I have no tooth," he said, pointing to the front of his mouth said the heat wave encompassing New York "is the same for both teams." Lendl's encounter with McEnroe was the first time the two have met since the quarterfinals of the French Open, which was played on slow, red clay. Lendl won that battle, eventually losing in the finals to Sweden's Bjorn Borg. "The surface is more important, not the site," said Bolardt. "Slow, red clay is better for us." The surface at the National Tennis Center at Flushing Meadow is just the opposite a fast, hard surface. With the sun beating down, temperatures on the court were expected to rise about 100 degrees. Czechoslovakia advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 victory over Switzerland. The U.S. defeated Mexico 3-2 in the opening round. In other quarterfinals this weekend, Sweden meets Australia, New Zealand takes on Great Britain and Argentina plays Romania. McEnroe had no comment Thursday when he was told that the Wimbledon Championship Committee had announced that he would not be invited to become a member of the exclusive All England Lawn and Tennis Gab. All previous singles champions have automatically been accorded honorary membership. The club, in a statement, said its decision was made "because his on court behavior brought the game into Ex-Arizona Coach Unaware Of Any Secret Slush Funds participating in the re-entry draft to supply free-agent compensation. "We can't get away from the compensation issue." says Dan Galbreath of the Pittsburgh Pirates, "but I don't think we've had much communication in this area so far. I'm very unhappy with the strike, of course, and I'm exploring all avenues to end it. One of my jobs is to find some answers. I might ask some off-the-wall questions some time ... just to start people talking." Galbreath, though, was generally pleased with the night's results as was Bud Selig of the Milwaukee Brewers, who said: "It was, without a doubt, the most constructive meeting I've seen in my all my years in baseball." Called to the stand, Daniel, a member of the university faculty, invoked the Fifth Amendment against self-incrimination 24 times 19 of them in front of the jury. He refused to answer slush fund-related questions from defense or prosecution including whether Young and basketball coach Fred Snowden received more than $30,000 and Mason $700, $750 or more than $1,500. Young, reached at Purdue University in Lafayette, Ind., where he now coaches, said: "I know of no fund that existed when I was out there (at the Tucson university)." Sportscaster Succumbs HOUSTON (AP) - Veteran sports-caster Bruce Layer, whose recreations of the 1925 World Series brought baseball to the Gulf Coast, died at his home Thursday following a brief illness. He was 79. NCGA Leaders PEBBLE BEACH - A team from DeLaveaga Golf Course currently leads the Northern California Golf Association's South Coast Zone Tournament by one stroke following the opening day of play at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. The team of Warren Kaufman, Bill . Murphy, Brooke Cady and Kent Enzensperger fired a 10-under 62 Thursday under the four-man, best ball format used in the 36-hole tourney which concludes today. A team from Spring Hills GC remains tied for third after an opening-day 64, with teams from Pasatiempo and Aptos Seascape right behind at 65 and 66, respectively. The top three teams of the 25-team field will advance to the NorCal Zone Playoff Championships Sept. 10-11, also at Spyglass Hill. Area I TOC Scarborough Senators Play Kiwanis Pirates For Title The Scarborough Lumber Senators scored eight runs in the fourth inning and defeated the VFW Post 7263 Tigers, 14-6, in a loser's bracket game of the Area I Little League Tournament of Champions Thursday night at Harvey West Park. Scarborough Lumber's Senators will take on the Kiwanis Pirates tonight at 6 p.m. in the Area I championship game at Harvey West. If the Pirates (undefeated in the double-elimination tourney) loses tonight, however, there will be another game Saturday at 1 p.m. between the Senators and Pirates to determine the winner. Against the Tigers, Scarborough Lumber went into the last of the fourth trailing, 4-2. However, the Senators broke the game open in the inning, coming through with five hits in the frame, including a two-run single by Chris Biaggi and a two-run double by Brandon Whitaker. The Senators also took advantage of three walks and two hit batsmen in the inning. Roc Pifferini, the winning pitcher, was 3-for-3 at the plate for the Senators, as was Nick Long. Biaggi, Pifferini, Whitaker and Scott Gilberson all drove in two runs apiece for Scarborough Lumber. For the Tigers, Bobby Sporl was the leading hitter, going 3-for-3. Jeff Wenger was 2-for-3 with two runs batted in. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Former Univer-' sity of Arizona head football Coach Jim Young says he wasn't aware of any secret slush fund for coaches, allegations of which arose Thursday in the fraud trial of Young's successor, Tony Mason. The trial continued today. Mason, head coach from December 1976 to April 1980, testified Thursday the slush fund was created by the university's booster club and was in use until he ended it in early 1977 because it was "wrong" and illegal under National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. Mason named Glenn R. Daniel as the man who operated the fund. division at Watsonville include the one-lap time for a qualifying lap. Ray Morgan's year-old time of 18.244 has been seriously threatened the last few weeks by Gleason (18.330 and 18.303), Hogge (18.292) and Morgan himself (18.300). The semi-main event has also been noteworthy this year, because in 13 weeks of racing no one has won the race twice. Williams has come closest with a win last week, two seconds and a third. In the main events so far, John Brazil Jr. is without a victory, despite four top-five finishes and being third in total points. Reno Training Site RENO, Nev. (AP) - Sugar Ray Leonard has picked Reno as the training site for his world welterweight title bout against Thomas Hearns, his manager has announced. Mike Trainer said Leonard will start training in Los Angeles, but move to Reno Aug. 24. He is scheduled to meet Hearns Sept. 16 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Trainer said Reno was picked because of its proximity to Las Vegas, and because the climate is somewhat similar. He said he doesn't yet know exactly where the training will take place. Tournament of Champions At A Glance Softball Champs The Santa Cruz Merchants slow-pitch Softball team merged with members of the Steele Sports team of Lima, Ohio this past weekend to capture the Incline Village Lake Tahoe Softball Classic. The Merchants advanced undefeated through the 24-team tournament, topping Capital Insulation of North Hollywood, 27-14, a team ranked No. 8 in the world standings. The Merchants hit .698 as a team and slugged 82 home runs over their six tournament games. Santa Cruz players competing on the team were Joel Romero, Sandy Sandoval, Frank Paz, Steve Chadwick and Gordy Johnson. Aptos LL All-Stars - The Aptos Little League has announced its All-Star baseball team for 1981, to be managed by Leon Johnson and coached by Dennis Wall. Those' honored are: Derrick Fisher, Steve Bellandi, Bob Griffin, Craig Holt, Steve Martin, Bill Sendell, David Ver-duzco, Mark Griffiths, Craig Sugimoto, Scott Winslow, Peter Mel, Kevin McAnerny, Derek Miller and Paul Ramos. FROM PAGE 50 players' charge of bad-faith bargaining by the owners. The owners, meanwhile, generally expressed satisfaction with the PRC's stand in the talks, despite reports that some of their number including Chiles were unhappy with Grebey's work. "There are no dissidents," said Ed Fitgerald, chairman of the PRC. "This meeting we had tonight was one of the best in major league history, in regard to labor relations. The PRC was instructed by the owners to go back and bargain just as we have been doing. There were no U.S. TRACK FROM PAGE 50 Cliff Wiley, the American 400-meter champion, easily won his race, in 45.54 seconds. Pavel Roshchin of the Soviet Union was second, beating Zeke Jefferson of Waco. Texas. The American flag flew high atop the stadium and a 20-member Soviet Army brass band played the Stars Spangled Banner during the opening ceremony of the two-day meet the first major athletic competition between the countries since the United States led a boycott of last summer's Moscow Olympics. The American team, dressed in white track suits with blue stripes, was applauded as it marched to the infield waving miniature U.S. flags. Both teams stood at attention for the playing of the national anthem, then marched off in pairs, one Russian and one American, after Soviet schoolchildren presented the athletes with red carnations. Sports Digest Final Qualifying WATSONVILLE - The smoke will have hardly cleared from last week's Firecracker 100 at the Watsonville Speedway when the fires get hot again tonight in the final week of qualifying before the biggest race of the year for stock car drivers the Scarborough Cup 100, set for July 17. Two more drivers will be added to the list of qualifiers gearing up for more than $1,500 in first-place prize money. As of now, the starting positions stack up like this: Row 1 Doug McCoun and Otis Gleason; Row 2 Doug Williams and Ray Morgan; Row 3 John Keldsen and Joe Garza; Row 4 Bob Hogge and Jim Pettit Jr.; Row 5 Ken Nott and Dave Byrd. With two more transfers and fast qualifiers added the night of this week's race, a strong field is expected to compete. A full slate of events, including stocks, sportsman and street stocks, will pick up their battles after taking a week off to let the super modifieds celebrate the four Fourth of July in Watsonville. It was Howart Kaeding picking up his 24th career 100-lap victory last Friday night after his son, Brent, tangled with leader John Viel just five laps from the finish. Things to watch for in the stock car Denver Broncos Sign Top Choice DENVER (AP) - The Denver Broncos Friday signed first-round draft choice Dennis Smith, a defensive back from the University of Southern California, to a series of one-year contracts. Broncos General Manager Grady Alderman, who made the announcement, said that terms of the contract would not be disclosed by the National Football League club. The Broncos also announced that John Hankerd, the club's first selection in the 12th round of the draft, had signed with the Broncos. Hanker, 6-feet-3 and 238 pounds, is a linebacker from Notre Dame. Smith, who is expected to be a strong safety candidate, was drafted 15th in the first round by the Broncos this year. On the advice of his agent, Smith declined to participate in the club's May minicamp for rookies and free agents. "I ll report whenever I sign," Smith said at the time. "If I don't sign, I don't report." 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