The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas on April 15, 1988 · 14
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The Wichita Eagle from Wichita, Kansas · 14

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Friday, April 15, 1988
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w6w Mwiiw mmm T’-friEt r-y 4B THE WICHITA EAGLE-BEACON Friday April 13 1988 WSIPs McClure finds therms By Kirk Semlnoff Staff Writer When Kansas State dropped Its women's softball program In 1986 Rita McClure didn't even think about giving up the sport to concentrate on studying in Manhattan "I wasn't ready to give softball up then” she said “I decided it might be time to come home” Home is Wichita where McClure Is now a standout shortstop for Wichita State While the Shockers who play today at Southwest Missouri State are struggling with an 8-19 record the senior from Bishop Clemens Red Sox blank Milwaukee Associated Press Roger Clemens pitched a six-hitter and struck out 13 Thursday as the Boston Red Sox handed the Milwaukee Brewers their sixth consecutive loss 2-0 on two unearned runs in the third inning at Boston Clemens 2-0 outdueled Bill Wegman 0-2 as Boston swept a three-game series and improved Its record to 6-3 going three games over 500 for the first time since winning the pennant in 1986 Clemens struck out every Milwaukee starter except Paul Moll-tor while pushing his strikeout total for the year to 33 In three starts It marked the 23rd time Clemens has struck out 10 or more In a game a Boston record and was his first complete game of the season Yankees 7 Blue Jays 3 — Dave Winfield drove in four runs with a homer and a triple and Rickey Henderson had three hits including a solo homer leading visiting New York over Toronto Rookie A1 Letter 2-0 allowed four hits In eight innings to help the Yankees win their third game in Toronto as the four-game series ended Letter struck out 11 fanning the side in the sixth and seventh innings before needing ninth-inning relief help from Cecilio Guante With the Yankees leading 4-3 in the fifth Winfield hit a two-run homer his third off Jimmy Key 2-1 The homer extended Winfield’s string of multlple-hil games to seven Rangers 2 Tigers 1 — Jose Guzman combined with Mitch Williams on a four-hitter and Ruben Sierra and Pete O’Brien each drove in a run leading visiting Shocks make believers out of Oral Roberts Ron IhraNy1 IM toon By Gary Dymski Staff Writer Dan Raley’s swings were good but the results were bad Until the decisive ninth inning that is That when Raley Wichita State’s senior third baseman rapped a three-run lnside-the-park home run leading the Shockers to a thrilling 7-6 victory over Oral Roberts Wednesday night before 1035 fans in Eck Stadium Twice earlier — once in the sixth inning and again in the seventh — Raley had just missed driving juicy pitches for homers He turned early on an inside pitch in the sixth pulling it foul down the right-field line Then in the seventh with two on and two out and WSU trailing 6-3 in the seventh his high fly was caught at the edge of the warning track in right field “He’s had good cuts against good pitchers each of the last two days but nothing's been foiling for him” said WSU coach Gene Stephenson whose team is 24-7 and ranked 14th by Baseball America Raley said he wasn’t mad at himself or depressed at foiling to deliver earlier against ORU "These guys wouldn't let me” said Raley pointing to bis teammates "I started to get made at myself though when I popped that one up (in the seventh) because I could have yarded that pitch” Raley said he was looking for a fastball in the ninth when he went up to face ORU right-hander Kyle Irvin with Pat Meares on third and PJ Forbes on first and the Shocks down 6-4 "That the way they had been KU signs Garden City juco cage star From staff and wire reports Omar Roland a 6-foot-ll center who averaged 179 points 113 rebounds and 42 blocked shots for Gar den City Community College signed Thursday to play basketball at the University of Kansas Roland who is from Detroit Northern High School helped lead Garden City to a 23-7 record and was named to the ali-Jaybawk Conference Team Another Jayhawk Conference standout Butler County guard Van Gray signed Thursday with the University of Utah Gray a 6-foot sophomore from Fort Lauderdale Fla averaged 18 points five assists and two steals for Butler County He led the team with 130 three- Carroll is hitting 250 in her second season at WSU “If anybody knows fast-pitch softball in this town they know Rita” said WSU coach Steve Sink "She has sort of become a yardstick for measuring talent and Intensity” Intensity is something McClure always has had on the softball field going back to her days with the outstanding Carroll teams The Eagles won three consecutive City League championships while she was there and McClure was All-City each season: twice as a pitcher once at shortstop Then the losing set In She enrolled at Kansas State where the Wildcats finished 14-52 In McClure’s two years as a starter Major Leagues Texas over Detroit Guzman 1-1 allowed all four Detroit hits struck out four and didn’t walk a batter in eight innings Two of the Tigers’ hits were by Jim Morrison a two-out double In the second inning and a one-out bloop single in the eighth The other hits off Guzman were infield singles by Chet Lemon In the eighth and Gary Pettis to lead off the ninth Late Wednesday Danny Tartabull drove in four runs with a pair of doubles and a pair of singles as visiting Kansas City extended Baltimore's seasonopening losing streak to eight Floyd Bannister held Baltimore off to its worst start in franchise history to two hits In six innings to improve his record to 2d this season The left-hander who struck out five and walked three retired 12 of the first 13 batters he faced Steve Farr finished with one-hit relief The Orioles have been out-scored 58-11 this season They have scored two earned runs in their last 23 innings Indians I Twins 3 — Ron Kittle playing for the first time this season hit a two-run homer and had an RBI single that sparked a four-run rally in the eighth inning for host Cleveland Yankees 5 BIm Jays 1 — Richard Dotson pitched four-hit ball for eight-plus Innings and Dave Winfield's RBI single keyed a five-run first Inning for visiting New York pitching to everybody all night” said Raley “I was looking for the fastball something I could turn on and hit well” He drove a slicing fly ball to left-center Add near the 390-foot marker ORU center fielder Mitch Payne made a great run but both he and the ball hit the fence at the same time The ball darted off the top of the fence toward right-center as Means Forbes and Raley circled the bases Payne said the ball started tailing “Then I hit the fence just as the ball got there” he said "I kept waving my arms but I didn’t know if he was going to make it” Stephenson who was coaching third base said of Raley’s huffing and puffing around the bases "That's the fastest I’ve ever seen you run” WSU’s Jeff Bluma said to Raley It was Bluma a sophomore right-hander who gave Raley the shot to be a hero ORU scored five times in the first two innings knocking out starter Jeff Williams Bluma worked seven Innings in relief scattering nine hits but allowing just one run Jim Newlin earned the victory working a scoriess ninth for WSU "He really shut them down” Raley said of Bluma "He did a great job and really gave us a chance to come back” Said Stephenson whose Shockers visit Kansas tonight for a 7 o’clock game: "Bluma gave us a great outing” "We had to play teams in the Big Eight every weekend that were ranked in the top 20" said McClure a physical education major "I was used to Boston catcher John Marzano congratulates pitcher Roger Clemens after the Red Box's 2-0 victory over Milwaukee Thursday in Boston Clemens held the Brewers to six singles Angels i White Sex 2 — Jack Howell and Chill Davis hit two-run homers and Chuck Finley pitched flvfrhtt ball for eight-plus Innings as host California beat Chicago Athletics 12 Mariners 7 — Rookie Doug Jennings who went 4 for 4 and scored four-times and Jose Canseco each hit two-run homers leading visiting Oakland over Seattle National League Meta L Expos — Len Dykstra hit a leadoff homer In the sixth inning and host New York rode the two-hit pitching of Bob Ojeda to victory over Montreal Late Wednesday Pirates 7 Phillies I - Brian Payne Summers A Webber — no it's not an Investment firm — supplied the bulk of ORfFs offense Payne had three hits drove in a run and scored one Andy Summers had a pair of RBI doubles and Brett Webber had two hits scored twice and drove in a run ORU scored four times in the second and once In both the first and fourth innings to go ahead 66 And with the way ORU starter Kevin Gore was working that lead looked solid Gore retired nine straight batters and had a one-hitter through the fifth inning But Meares who had four hits led off the sixth with a single and Forties drilled a two-run homer to left Forbes’ homer his first since opening day came after ORU coach Gary Vaught and first-base umpire Bob Homolka disputed a call Forbes’ foul popup was caught by ORU first baseman Sean Grubb In front of the ORU dugout But Homolka ruled that Grubb's foot was Inside the dugout therefore the ball was out of play and the catch was nullified After a few minutes of arguing Forbes homered on next pitch Forties then added a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the seventh and Mark Standiford pumped a towering solo homer to left-center in the eighth Inning That set the stage for Raley "I saw him go back and jump” Raley said of Payne the center fielder "It took a funny kick and ended up in right-center No one was there” So Raley kept running point baskets and shot 47 percent from three-point range SL Louis University claimed two Kansas junior-college players Tony Manuel and Travis Tadysak both of Highland juco signed with SL Louis Manuel a 66 forward who also had scholarship offers from North Carolina Oklahoma and Pittsburgh averaged 28 points and 85 rebounds at Highland Tadysak 6-10 averaged 223 points and 85 rebounds for Highland Todd Murray a guard at Coffeyville Community College signed with Oral Roberts Murray 6-3 is from Jessup Ga and teammate Mark Hastings is expected to sign today with Pittsburg State noplacelike home for softball “If anybody knows fast-pitch softball in this town they know Rita She has sort of become a yardstick for measuring talent and intensity” — Steve Sink winning in high school so losing got me down” McClure still hasn’t experienced a winning season In college but that hasn’t curbed her determination In a double-header split with Pittsburg State Tuesday McClure was 3 for 7 with three runs scored one of which came cm a great slide to elude the catcher's tag She was even more Impressive in the field making two diving stops one of which prevented a run from scoring Fisher allowed five hits over 7 innings and host Pittsburgh turned four Philadelphia errors In the first three Innings Into four runs Fisher 26 had a three-hitter entering the eighth but allowed two singles and was replaced by Jim Gott Fisher walked two and struck out two Dodgers 4 Padres 3 — Pedro Guerrero hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lead Los 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