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MONDAY, July 18, 1988 The Sun C3 Spirit hangs on, beats Bakersfieldl Harmon steals 'home' to S.B. By JIM LONG Sun Sports Writer SAN BERNARDINO Victories for the San Bernardino Spirit after the California League's two-day All-Star break figured to happen, but the first didn't come as soon or as easily as the Spirit hoped for. San Bernardino snapped a three-game losing streak Sunday night by recording an 8-6 victory over Bakersfield before a sellout crowd of 2,883 at Fiscalini Field. The Spirit gained a 2-0 lead. But it dissolved into a 2-2 tie. Then the Spirit exploded for a five-run third inning and 7-2 ad-vantage. But the Dodgers whittled it to smurf size (7-6) before San Bernardino wrapped up the game. Spirit relievers Rodney Pois-sant, Keith Helton and Rich Doyle combined forces to preserve a victory for starter Jeff Nelson (7-5), who was charged with all six Dodgers runs in five innings of work. "It's nice to see the boys come out of the bullpen and stall it out," said Spirit manager Ralph Dick. "I was starting to worry if we'd play the whole game." Doyle eased his manager's worries by striking out Dodgers first baseman Amilcar Valdez to end the game with Steve Green on first base. The right-handed Doyle's three-pitch effort against the right-hand hitting Valdez gave him his 10th save and kept San Bernardino (16-10) within shouting distance of the Visalia Oaks, who lead the league's Southern Division by seven games after losing to San Jose on Sunday. Doyle came in for the left-handed Helton, who retired the first four batters he faced in relief By GREGG PATTON Sun Sports Writer SAN BERNARDINO Some guys live right. First Mark Harmon plays the lead in a new movie called "Stealing Home," then he comes to San Bernardino to play in his second annual "Say No To Drugs" charity baseball game and he . . . yes, steals home. And his "Celebrities" team beats the local "Notables" team by one run. Movies overlapping reality? Dreams overlapping life? In a sense that's what Harmon's involvement with the San Bernardino Spirit has always been, a fantasy come al-ive. He described the relationship again Sunday after the celebrity ballgame at Fiscalini Field as "ideal." i "We got involved in the beginning as a lark, a dream, the kind of thing you might think of w hen you were a kid, to get involved with a pro baseball team," said Harmon. It was his money which bought the faltering Ventura franchise of the California League less than two years ago and moved it to San Bernardino. Since then, he has sold off chunks and is now down to 12 percent control. But he said Sunday his interest is still an everyday thing. "I check the paper every day," he said. "I talk to (gener al manager Bill Shanahan) and (Harmon's attorney Barry Ax-elrod) all the time." His management style is more "O'Malley" than "Stein-brenner." "I don't want to be more involved in running the organization," he said, saying he was content with his current share of the team. "The key was finding good people like Shanahan and (last year's manager) Rich Dauer to run it. From the first day, it's been gifted the way the city got behind it." Sunday was his first trip to Fiscalini this year, noting that career commitments have kept him away from a home in Big Bear, from which he intended to "come down, buy a ticket and see some baseball" more often. The group which owns the Spirit recently made a move to bring a Continental Basketball Association team to the city, as well, but Harmon seemed lukewarm to the idea Sunday. "People are talking about other investments like basketball but I'm not sure it makes sense to spread ourselves around," he said. "I didn't get into this to make money. I got involved because I love the game." It was evident Sunday. Harmon played catcher for his team of friends, who he said "had so much fun last year they started calling six months ago to make sure they could play again. "We'll keep coming back as long as they want us to." DAVID EULITTThe Sun FANS' FAVORITE: Spectators aim their cameras at actor Mark Harmon (left) as he signs an autograph outside the visitors' dugoutat Fiscalini Field. oessler wins twice R ! Al Unser Jr. takes advantage of Sullivan's penalty to grab win in Glen Helen racing of Poissant before Green reached on an error by third baseman William Diaz. "We make a damn good team," Doyle said of his and Helton's effort. "He does his job." Doyle and Co. managed to keep San Bernardino's advantage after right fielder Joe Kemp put the Spirit ahead with a solo home run in tne second inning. Run-scoring singles by first baseman Jim Bowie, left fielder Jose Tartabull and catcher Clay Gunn fueled the five-run rally in the third. A run-scoring balk and run-scoring throwing error by Dodgers starter and loser Joe Humphries (3-3) added the other runs in San Bernardino's uprising. : That negated a two-run horn--er by Bakersfield designated hit-' ter Adam Brown in the top of the third. But two-run rallies by the-Dodgers in the fourth and sixth sliced the Spirit lead and made. Dick a nervous man. "The thing that gets me about , the chip-chip-chip of our lead is that we should be throwing shutout innings after we score," said the Spirit manager. The Spirit didn't do that until after the sixth inning and that almost cost San Bernardino. opirn noies Seattle Mariners assistant general manager Lee Pelekoueai was on hand at Sun-. day's game watching the Mariners' prospects with the Spirit. . . . Bakersfield first hncaman JaH RrrtMin. a 1Qfl1 Yuraina Hinh School alumnus, moved from Bakersfield to the Dodgers' San Antonio Double-A club in 1987, but says "a domino effect" caused by the Dodgers' many offseason moves explains why he is back in Single-A ball. "I worked with (San Antonio) in spring training I felt like I deserved to go (to Double-A). I was. the low man on the pole," said Brown. 25. He has a .285 batting average with a team-high five homers and 42 RBI for Bakersfield. "I'm having a good year and I'm hoping to get up to Double-A next year." Brown said. ... Pat Rice (5-6) is San Bernardino's starting pitcher tonight vs Bakersfield, which sends Zak, Shinall (7-6). Game time is 7:05 p.m. at Fiscalini Field. racers from around the world and pits them against tough terrain! over a six-day period. Roessler will by trying to win his seventh gold medal in the event. In other races Sunday, natives of the High Desert had a good -day, winning five races. Three Hesperia residents, took victories, including Terry-Davis in the Master's competi-' tion. Dustan Evans won the 80cc expert race and Greg Laux was first in the open novice division. In the 80cc novice race, Terry Lee Parsons of Ridgecrest took top honors while David Chappell of Apple Valley won the 250cc pro quad race. Bill Staley of Riverside was first in the Old-Timers novice class. 0HOWTIME is dropping the charges for new subscribers. Get in on all the action! Order SHOWTIME and see all these action-packed blockbusters for Half-Price: Beverly Hills Cop II, Robocop, Stakeout and Adventures in Babysitting! Call today or fill-in the coupon below to order SHOWTIME! Where The Action Is! A MONTH jr " v v I L. TOROxNTO A costly penalty may have made all the difference in Sunday's victory by Al Unser Jr. in the Toronto Molson-Indyrace. Danny "Sullivan, whose second-place finish moved him into sole possession of the CART-PPG Indy-car series point lead, was the victim of the penalty that gave Unser a boost toward his second victory of the season and the sixth of his career, as well as moving the 26-year-old driver into the runnerup spot in the driver standings. Unser held a lead of just 1.04 seconds over Sullivan, the 1985 Indianapolis 500 winner, before Sullivan made his final scheduled pit stop on lap 73 of the 103-lap event. But, as Sullivan left the pits, MOTOR RACING ROUNDUP CART officials said he moved over the yellow line separating the pit exit from the racetrack. That produced an automatic stop-and-go penalty, which Sullivan took the next time around the 1.78-mile, 11-turn circuit. And that gave Unser a comfortable margin from then on. Lawson 10th in race RIJEKA, Yugoslavia Wayne Gardner of Australia, riding a Honda, won the 500cc race in the Yugoslavia Motorcycle Grand Prix Sunday. Gardner's victory put him just power punchers before about 1,000 fans at the Caesar's Palace Sports Pavilion. On Saturday, Bowe also scored a 3-2 decision over Salters, who had beaten Bowe 4-1 in the finals of the Olympic trials. Because he lost in the trials, Bowe, a "most noteworthy" opponent, had to win twice here. Kelcie Banks, who won a world amateur title in 1986 and a Pan American Games gold medal GOLF ROUNDUP U.S. boxing team completes Olympic lineup SAN BERNARDINO Larry Roessler of Bloomington won two consecutive races Sunday afternoon at the CRC Bandito Grand Prix at the Glen Helen Off-Highway Vehicle Park. The 33-year-old Roessler raced for 45 minutes to win the veteran's division. He then got back on the starting line and raced for another 45 minutes to win the 250cc pro division. Roessler was in last place in the 250cc pro race when he got tangled up in an early crash. But he worked his way back up the lead position to win it going away. According to Glen Helen OHV official Brian Church, Roessler will be heading to France in September to represent the United States in the Six-day Trials. The event features the top motorcycle till U4V r Beverlj Hills Cop -tictos'nt ONLY $548 1 J f : Rnbocop- Vr Associated Press ! LAS VEGAS, Nev. Super heavyweight Riddick Bowe, who has been boxing for several weeks with a damaged right hand, earned a trip to Seoul for the Olympic Games on Sunday by outpointing Robert Salters of the U.S. Army for the second straight day in the Olympic Box-Off. Bowe, 21, outjabbed Salters for a 3-2 victory in the battle of 16 points behind Eddie Lawson of Upland, who tops the intermediate world standings in the 500cc class with 165 points. Lawson, who suffered an injury to his left shoulder during a training session on Saturday, ended the fast race in 10th place with a time of 47:03.896.. Lawson has 165 points and Gardner 149. Rainey is third with 132. Amato takes over drags lead ENGLISHTOWN, N.J. Top fuel racer Joe Amato took over the Winston Series point lead and Don Prudhomme won his second Funny Car event in a row Sunday in the National Hot Rod Association Summernationals at Old English Township Raceway Park. in 1987, earned the 125-pound spot on the Olympic team by boxing his way to a 3-2 decision over trials champion Ed Hopson, a 17-year-old high school junior from St. Louis. Banks had won 4-1 on Saturday. In the other two bouts Sunday, Kennedy McKinney, 119, became the ninth Olympic trials winner to make the team, while Andrew Maynard, 178, became the third "most noteworthy" contender to earn a trip to Seoul. y KONICA ROYAL Model 1 290 12 copies per minute Accommodates paper sizes from 4"xB" to 10"xl4" Sheet bypass DEMO COPIERS $795 O ADVAN USED Al Unser Jr. Winner in Indy-car race Pro stock champion Bob Glidden of Whiteland, Ind., won his second race of the season at the $843,150 event. From Sun News Services McKinney, the trials champion, avenged a Saturday loss to Michael Collins with a 4-1 win. Alfred Cole of the Army at Fort Hood, Texas, who had beaten Maynard 4-1 in the Olympic trials quarterfinal, seemed to have built a lead after two rounds with an excellent left jab and right-hand counters. But four of the five judges favored Maynard, a solider stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. Maynard had outpointed Cole 4-1 on Saturday. COPIER WAS tax MOW $63750 tax Optional color coping Excuse free performance Takes as little space os a typewriter COPIERS $495 & UP pi? fl McCallister captures first PGA win in record fashion COAL VALLEY, 111. Blaine McCallister got his name in the PGA Tour record book, shot up the earnings list and earned his first victory. It all came with a 2-under-par 68 on Sunday in the final round of the $600,000 Hardees Golf Classic for a three-stroke triumph and the lowest 72-hole total on tour this year. . The 29-year-old McCallister who shot a 62 on Friday and followed with a third-round 63 to match the mark for consecutive rounds set by Ron Streck in the 1978 Texas Open finished at 19-under-par 261, three shots in front of Dan Forsman. McCallister had a seven-stroke lead with four holes to play Sunday, and despite a pair of bogeys, he held on for his first victory in six years on the PGA Tour. The, previous 72-hole low on tour this year was 262, set by Chip Beck atj New Orleans in March. McCallister's total also broke the tournament record of 265, set last year by Kenny Knox. ( McCallister, whose best previous finish w as a playoff runner-up in the 1986 Boston Classic, tripled his 1988 earnings with the $108,000 first prize. "Maybe I can hang out now THRU OCT. 31, 1988 PLUS INSTALLATION ONLY FOR BASIC CABLE AND SHOWTIME WW CALL NOW: san Bernardino 881 -2441 FONTANA 350-2443 with some of the big boys now," he said. Walker takes LPGA win DANVERS, Mass. Colleen Walker survived a front-nine flurry by Jan Stephenson then surged on the back nine Sunday to win the Boston Five Classic by eight strokes, tying the biggest victory margin of the year on the LPGA Tour. Walker, who finished in the top 10 in 12 of her previous 18 tournaments this year, shot 69 Sunday to finish at 14-under-par 274 in the tournament that precedes the U.S. Women's Open in Baltimore. Stephenson finished tied for second at 282 with a 73 for the day. Barber is Senior victor JEREMY RANCH, Utah Miller Barber played a steady round of 2-under-par 70 on Sunday to win his second consecutive Showdown Classic Senior PGA title and his third in four years. Barber finished the 54 holes at 207 , nine under par, From Sun News Services iVSfEM! 1-800-442-5333 (714)824-2640 259 E. Redlands Blvd., San Bernardino (1-10 & Waterman So. on Redlands Blvd.) STARTER KJT TONER, DEV. & PAPER 150 OFFER EXPIRES 10-31-88 Good for New Showtime Subscribers Only. Upgrade may require office visit. 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