The Chico Enterprise-Record from Chico, California on April 10, 1986 · 31
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The Chico Enterprise-Record from Chico, California · 31

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Thursday, April 10, 1986
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r 1 'Vtoefei 1 Chico Enterprise-Record Thursday ApirH 10 1080 Update: John Joslyn Mitoli can bo said about John Joslyn ms bssobad playar but tha most Important part of his game la winning The5-foot-10 195-pound left-hander Nsmmfd 10 homo runs m a senior at Chico High School en route to the 1B82 North Section champiofiship Ho wont on to Butto College and helped the Road runners take two straight Golden Valley Conference titles Jotrtyn's hitting and pitching also carried the Chico American Legion team to the 1963 World 8erles and a 90-10 season record Now he’s trying to help UCLA win a Pacific-10 Conference championship Playing first base for the Bruins last year the son of Boyd and Gwen Joslyn led the team in several offensive categories but UCLA settled for fifth In the conference Ranked among the nation’s top 20 teams this year UCLA wu 23-14 overall going into Wednesday’s non-conference game at Santa Barbara Ori Monday Joslyn walked singled doubled and smashed a two-run homer as UCLA beat Stanford S-8 The win earned the Bruins a tie with the Cardinal atop the Pac-10 standings Both teams are 66 in conference play after Stanford won Saturday's meeting at Los Angeles 7-2 Joslyn also had a two-run homer in that game Joslyn'a next stop Is the pros "He wants to play professional baseball and he has one thing that the pros are always looking for he has awesome power' Mid UCLA Coach Gary Adams "He hits what we call freeway lobs balls almost on the freeway which Is about a quarter-mile away” The scoreboard at UCLA stands behind the center field fence 400 feet from home plate Joslyn's homer Monday cleared the scoreboard by 10 feet Joslyn hM five homers in his last six games With 34 starts and 115 at-bats he had 40 hits for a 348 average including 10 homers 10 doubles 29 runs batted In 34 runs 29 walks and only 10 strikeouts He also led the team with four gamsMurinning RBI "Even though he's a power hitter he hits for average" Mams said "He's not the kind of the guy who Iws to pull the ball If they try to pitch away from him he'll hit to the opposite field’’ Through 13 of UCLA's 30 scheduled Pac-10 games he was hitting 319 (15-for-47) with two homers' three doubles seven RBI 11 runs nine walks and only one strikeout "That’s an amazing statistic for a power hitter" Adanui said of Joslyn’s keen eye "To me the only thing against him Is that pro scouts don’t get to see him every day” Adams continued “By his apperance he's ' kind otsquatty so they think he's not a good base-runner He's second on the team in stolon bases (four) and he hM good instindts M good as anyone I’ve ever ' coached here at UCLA His time from home to first is not that great but we have speedsters who can't steal a base as easily m John can” Joslyn feels confident he will get drafted and though he doesn't care which team wantd him he said the Royals In particular are looking at him Though his fantastic American Legion season drew raves from the scouts Joslyn hasn't heard much from them lately "I did my freshman year at Butte but I really haven't had that much (contact) the last couple years" he said "They usually don't get in touch with the hitters until the end of the season" Joelyn with one more year of classes to finish bis geography degree knows the Bret step is the minor leagues "If I had to give myself a time table I wouldn't want to atay more than two years at the Mtne level" he sakLrAs long as I'm moving up every year or so I'll stay with H" The Bruins piay a three-game series at ‘ USC ttiia weekend and Mams Mid they need to stay healthy to remain in the Pac-10 race injuries to catchers forced Adams to put hlb fourth-string man behind the plate against Stanford Monday "He had never caught in college before but he did a good job Mams said Joslyn said the best thing sbout his career at UCLA is the competition ih the Pac-10 “They My H'a the best collage base tail in the country” Joslyn Mid "Competing against Stanford for first last weekend was really a chore but H was also very exciting "We really have a close-knit team this year We're an offensive type of club We really only have two good pitchers so that third game (of a Pac-10 weekend series) we have to pull together and cany ourselves through it" After starting thia season on fire for the Bruine Joslyn Mid he fell Into a-slump for a whiter" After the spring break I changed my stancp in the box" ho said "I was opening up toe much and getting out in front so now I'm waiting on the ball and it seems to be makiqg the difference”! - By Deve Davies ‘ - Shasta Pentathlon Shasta High School swimming Coach Bob Smithexpects Chico seniors Roque Bentos and Mndy Bach to win the individual varsity championships at this weekend’s Slwsta Pentathlon in Redding "Rbque Santos will outclaM everybody" Smith said "He’s the premier swimmer in the section" Smith said the annual event has gone through some format changes In its 16 years until the pentathlon was adopted - AKowknmors compete In five events Friday and Saturday at the Shasta High pool and the individual with the lowest total time wins- Varsity boys swim 100 yards in the buttetfly backstroke breaststroke and freestyle The final race Is the 200 individual medleg-Giris go 50 yards instead of 100 in the four events and finish with the 200 IM Friday's action starts at 3:30 pm with the butletfiyand backstroke Saturday's program begins at 9 am with the last three event s7he top five swimmers from each sc hocUtore team points ' Smfjj beiievM Chico should be favored to wirvkoth the boys’ and girts’ varsity team titles JUso competing are Anderson Enterorfre of Redding Pleasant Valley and Red Bylf The meet mckidM junior varsity teams as woHa Prep of the week Pleasant Valley High School track and field Coach Jim Barrett Mys Nancy Wannamaker is all potential How much potential? Until a year ago the 5-foot-ll sophomore had never even picked up a shot or a discus By the end of her ninth-grade season at Bid well Junior High Wannamaker won the varsity Eastern Athletic League - championshipa Hi both events - Moving on to the North Section finals Wannamaker placed second in the shot put and third In the discus This year things can only get better Eapec tally since she is still recovering from an operation for the removal of bone spurs in her heels The Surgery left her in walking casts for about six weeks and according to Barrett she still hMn’t reached top form this spring "Sh she hasn't really recovered yet" Barrett Mid "She doesn't have the flexibility in her ankles she needs so she Isn't able to execute the techniques the way she ahoukt Her upper body strength has carried her through She's very powerful" Evidence to her power came Friday In the 31-team Butte Track Invitational for girts at Butte College Wannamaker swept the throwing events and helped Pleaunt Valley the defending North Section champion win its second straight meet title She heaved the shot 43 feet 3 a personal record and ' won the discus at 113-6 Both marks are tops in Superior California 1 “I vt some results from the Stanford Invitational over Easter" Barrett Mid “The winning shot was 41 She would have placed fifth or so in the discus but she threw 125 last year" Even more astonishing is that the daughter of Fred and Margie Wannamaker doesn’t even turn 16 years old until August "A lot of it hM to do with my coachlast year Mr (Steve) Houser" Wannamsker said "I didn't know how to do anything when I started He would work with me alone sometimes I gueM he thought I had something” Also a player on PV's junior varsity basketball team this yesr Wannamsker's athletic talents give her an edge over other girts to track “For a gsl m big and m strong as she Is she's also very quick” Bsrrett said “She wm one of the quickest sprinters on Bid well's team last year” Wannamaker already Iwa a goal In mind She wants to parlay her talent into a college scholarship Barrett Mid Wannamaker works toward improving now but she hasn't quite reached the age where she needs to become single-minded about track “She hMn't really got after it yet to the point that she needs to Hi order to excel" Barrett Mid "I think after this year we ahoukt probably get her on a year-round program"! Herm Stsust Relays A total of 17 teams 16 from the North Section travel to Oroville'a Harrison Stadium Saturday for the Herm StauM Relays Oroville High ScooTs boys' team and Pleasant Valley's girls both defending EMtem Athletic League champions return with strong teams Yuba City is the only non-North Section team competing Every tosm from the EAL and Northern Athletic League save Lassen (SuMnvkle) and Yreka are scheduled to participate Stauss OHS’ track mentor for 25 years win be on hand to serve as the co-bonorary meet director The other meet director is Hugh Harrison hi whose honor Harrison Stadium is named Harrison is also a former Tiger track coach and he started the relay event back in 1948 EAL teams are taking a break from league dual meets to compete Pleasant Valley and Chico meet today at Chico High hi circuit action PV's Nancy Wannamaker won two events the shot put and discus Friday m the Viking girls won the Butte Track Invitational Teammate Jen Haws placed first Hi the long jump The VNdngs had second-places from Stephanie Barrett Hi the mile Jenny Dobbs Hi the 110 high hurdles and Caroline Kehoe Hi the 330 low hurdles Orovilto's boys have a quick 440 relay team of Jeff Danner Ed Stewart Kart HMs and Steve Hines m wed as a bevy of talented Jumpers Long jumpers Bunted Mills Hills and Dana Demy have all jumped over 20 feet and Bob Latthnore hM a personal best of 19-8 OrovNle also Iws four high jumpers that have cleared above or near six feet Buddy Seals (6-4) Mills (62) Latthner (6-0) and Erie Smith (5-10) handle the high jumping for the Tigers who won six of 14 events at the North State Relays earlier this year at Chico State Chico High‘1 boys team features junior sprinters Frank Cervantes Andy Clayton and Nick Kerman The Panthers' top distance runner is Tom Hllzer The Psnther girts hope to get scoring from lumpers Jill Cherry and Kami Tarman Cherry placed second Hi the high jump at the Butte meet while Tarman finished with a pair of fouttvpiace finishes In the long and triplelumps Pleasant Valley took a win In the North State Relays with high jumpers Jon Standing and Mike Sparks Sparks cleared 5-2 in last year's EAL meet Saturday's field events get under way at 10 am with the finals to follow at around 11 Running events start at 12:30! Update: Brian Keyser Brian Keyser made the transition from Chico High School to Stanford University but like most college freshmen R isn't always easy- For three years Keyser starred In baseball for CHS and Chico American Legion As a sophomore the 6-foot-1 right-handed pitcher led Chico High to Its second straight North Section championship- As a 16-year-otd that summer Keyser wm one of the starting pitchers who carried Chico all the way to the American Legion World Series and a 50-10 record By the time he wm a senior everybody knew Keyser He led Chico High to a 21-1 record with his 88-mile-an-hour fastball and devastating slider He also excelled on defense and hitting and wm named the atate Division 6 player of the year Foregoing professional offers Keyser opted tor a partial scholarship to Stanford as a pitcher Now he's teaming how to deal with the pressure of playing for the No 7 team hi the country "I stll get nervous when I go out there a lot" Keyser said “I'm just a freshman and there's a lot more preMure to win There are 15 pitchers on our team and you have to perform well every time or you don't get much action" Led by sophomore All-America candidate Jack McDowell 5-2 the Cardinal Iws one of the top pitching staffs Hi the nation Hi a three-game weekend series Keyser said "McDowell usually throws a complete game Hi the first game so that leaves only two games for everybody else" “I think the strength of our team Is that we have good depth In our pitching staff" Mkf Coach Mark MarqueM "Besides McDowell we also have about seven other guys including Brian who all have good -arms" MarqueM said that's especially Important this time of year "We have 28 games within the next month" he Mkf Though Stanford did hold first place in the Pacific-10 Conference a weekend split with UCLA left them tied at 8-5 After Tuesday's 54 non-conference loss at Santa Clara Rs fourth defeat in the last five games Stanford was 22-13 overall "We're kind of down as a team'' Keyser Mkf “We're hoping we can turn H around this weekend against Cal" Keyser the son of John and Mary Keyser who now roskfe in Roseville Iws only made eight appearancM this SMSon hi 10 Innings he has allowed 20 hits 11 runs and eight earned runs for a 720 ERA He hM 11 strikeouts five walks and no decisions In three innings from two Pac-10 showings Keyser struck out three walked one gave up two hits and no runs ‘‘The hitting Is a lot tougher" Keyser said "If you get the ball up H's going to go somewhere often out of the park I considered high school a breeze compared to this but H's fun" With 38 players on the team Keyser has only made one road trip this season though he suits up for home games MarqueM Mid Keyser one of seven frosh hurl era wm outstanding in the fall scrimmages against local schools Then Keyser didn't throw much while at home over the Christmas holidays He came back and developed a sore arm “He had to take H real eMy for two or three weeks and he kind of got behind a little bit” Marquess said ' Keyser Mkf the academic side of Stanford wm hard to get used to st first “K's very hard to get A’s here” he Mkf "Baseball takes about five hours s day weekdays and about seven with the weekend series R’s not too tough to get Cs but there are a lot of really intelligent people here N’s very competitive'' Keyser sakf all the pitchers on the team would also like to play a regular position "H I had my way I would but I wm recruited m a pitcher so I don’t think H's in the plans'’ he Mkf "R gets kind of boring at times We shag batting practice a lot" Marquess Mkf one difficulty with freshmen is that you can't tad how much they will progress “We're very confident he’s going to be a great pitcher for us” Marquess sakf “He's got good arm strength a good breaking ball and he's very competitive so we’re very high on him"! By Dave Davies Yartz qualifies for trials Paradise High School senior wrestler Dsnen Yartz Iws qualified for the United States' WOrid Team freestyle trials in Michigan Hi June Yartz qualified by placing fourth hi the 123-pound division of the Junior Regional Freestyle Championships at Oregon City Ore over the weekend He won five of eight matches at the tournament The World Team will be chosen from the Michigan trials and will go to Germany during the summer The trip to Michigan will cost about 5700 and Yartz is hoping to pick up some ridge sponsors to help him with the expenses! NVIBT ail-tourney AK-toumey selections from the 11th annual North VaNey Invitational Baseball Tournament Hi Chico March 24-26: Most valuable player — Richard Shinn LHid hurst (Oflvehurst) Pitchers — Robert Wilkins LHidhurst Fred Ludwig Paradise AH-toumey — AZ Sutton LHidhurst Todd Lanam Paradise Richard Ortega Sunset (Hayward) Kevin Aaberg Marysville Ken Gleason Coming Chris Coiletti Chico DaroM Adamson new NSC? Commissioner Retiring Chester High School Principal Darokf Adamson Monday was named Commissioner of the North Section at a meeting of the Board of Managers at the Holiday inn Adamson replaces Gregg LeMaster who died Hi January following heart surgery Bob Ingersoi of Hayfork has been serving as Interim commissioner and will continue until Adamson takes over May 1 "Gregg wm a friend of mine and R will be difficult filling hla shoes I'm honored to be chosen for this position by my peers” Adamson plahs to Mil his house In Chester and move to Chico Hi order to be more centrally located He Is a graduate of the UniversHy of Washington and taught at Bakersfield before going to Chester In 1957 There he coached varsity bssketbsll lor 15 years varsity football for five yMrs and spam a few seasons coaching baseball and track He took the ob as principal Hi 1974 which Is also when he became Involved with the North Section He began as a member of the league realignment committee and served a two-year term as NSCiF President and has spent the last four years on the executive committee Adamson Mys the biggest problems facing the section today are the rising costs of liability Insurance and the ongoing struggle over certified coachM! 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