Santa Cruz Sentinel from Santa Cruz, California on March 7, 1990 · Page 16
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B-2 Sanfa Cruz Sentinel Wednesday, March 7, 1990 Tough day for Hawks on the road By KEN BANKS Sentmel SLifl wrrtw SANTA CLARA Enterlnji (he ninth innirm of the Coast Conference biiM-lwll ?ame bctwwn Cabrillo Colh'Ke and Mission on Tuesday, the visiting Sea-hawks needed a big rally, trailing 117 after squandering a 71 advantage. "This is a tough place to win," Cabrlllo Coach And Messersmith said. And Tuesday. Cabrillo didn't. His Hawks managed to score only twice in the final Inning, and went on to lose 119, to even its conference record at 11. "Mission always play us tough, especially at their place," Messersmith said. The game was scheduled to be played in Aptos, but because of poor field conditions at Cabrillo, Messersmith This is going to be a tough week for us because we are going to have to play four games this week and that's really going to stretch our staff.' Andy Messersmith asked that the game be played at Mission instead. "Our field was under water," Messersmith said. "I knew it had been tough for us in the past to win at Mission, but we really didn't have muc h of a choice. I still think we gave them a good game." The Saints rallied for six runs in the sixth inning for a 107 lead. Hawks starting pitcher Richie Gutierrez got a no decision, while reliever Ken House got the loss. "We are kind of thin at the pitching spot," Messersmith said. "That was the difference in this - game. This is going to be a tough week for us because we are going to have to play four games this week and that's really going to stretch our staff." For a while it looked as those the Seahawks were going to have a big ninth inning. John Navarro and Donovan Marshbanks walked at the start of the inning. Jeff Gilbert was thrown out at first on a close play. ; "That really killed us," Messersmith said. "We were ; rallying and I thought Gilbert was safe. Those kind of calls happen on the road." ; - Matt Miller, pinch running for John Navarro. scored on a sacrifice fly and the second out. ' Marshbanks scored on a single by Gutierrez, but Tige McSwain's pop up was caught by the pitcher to end the game. Earlier, Cabrillo roared out to a big lead. The Hawks got three runs in the first inning. House got two KBI in the inning on a double that scored McSwain, who led olT the game with a double, and Stan Dempewolf. House came around to score when Marshbanks was out on a fielder's choice. After Mission scored a run in its half of the first inning, McSwain opened the second by reaching first base on an error. He then stole second and scored on House's single. That sent the Saints' starting pitcher, Jim Fish, to the dugout. But the Hawks kept swinging away and Aaron Jones blasted a home run in the third inning to put them up 5 0. Mission scored three runs in its half of the third inning to cut the lead to 5-4. In the fourth, one-out singles by Dempewolf and House were converted into runs when Peter Nurre hit a double, increasing the Hawk lead to 7-4. f' I t'v .. I . i ) i' i j Grabbing another win In what has become the most memorable sports season in Monte Vista School history, the Mustangs opened the NorCal Division V playoffs Tuesday night with 72-64 win over University High of San Francisco doing it a lot of different ways: Monte Vista center Kirk Huffey, left grabs one of his seven rebounds. Below, University's Mark Walker (32) and Monte Vista's Matt Asher collied underbeath. At bottom, Asher (25) looks to score against some defensive pressure. Photos by Dan CoyroSentinel iUorCal Mustangs take opener 7T "Jv J Continued from Page Bl pleasing to see first time viewers witness the biggest win in Monte Vista's history. "There were people here who never see us play. I just said what a treat it is for them to see this," Guynn said. Guynn's biggest treat came in the third quarter. Trailing by one, 34 33, the Mustangs, who shot a sizzling 62 percent from the field (29-for-47). started fast in the second half. And by the time the Devils knew what burned them, the Mustangs exited the third quarter ahead by 10, 53-43. Forcing the Devils to shoot from outside, the Mustangs held University to just 33 percent shooting from the field in the third period (4-for-12). With the score 40-39, Monte Vista closed the decisive third period with a 13-4 run which prompted They scored nine points in the third period. We tend to do that to other teams.' Rod Guynn Guynn to smile as he said, "They scored nine points in the third period. We tend to do that to other teams." The Devils were unable to stop the precision shooting of Mustang center Kirk Huffey, who scored a team high 24 points as he hit 11 of 13 attempts from the field. University, thanks to three 3-pointers by Linton Elliott, who bombed for a game-high 30 points, was able to close the fourth-quarter gap to six. But late free throws by Liu and Matt Asher turned away any University comeback hopes. Despite hitting on 16 of 26 shots in the first half, the Mustangs were unable to pull away from the Devils. Thanks to eight quick first-quarter points by Isherwood, Monte Vista held a 17-13 advantage after one quarter. But, in the second period, the Monte Vista big men couldn't keep the Devils off the offensive boards and saw their slim lead slip away. The Devils converted four of their own misses into eight points in the second period. When Elliott connected on two free throws with 52 seconds left in the half, the Devils took one of their rare leads into the locker room. ' ? .' rt u n n . . sfe. . . ' w-- 1 V , . , "i n IV v si y - 7 Vvfevrl SLV pitchers no-hit Monte Vista in win Bill LoveioySentinel SLV second baseman Shelly Gale alertly backs up a play at second, after the ball skips past shortstop Rachael Friedland at the bag. Pitching, timely hitting lifts Cougars FELTON Tasha Zobrosky scattered two hits over seven innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead San Lorenzo Valley to a 5-2 girls softball win Tuesday afternoon over visiting Gilroy. Though she "struggled a little with her control," SLV Coach Mark Crivelli said, Zobrosky still struck out eight batters. Zobrosky and Josolyn Erickson (2-for-2) each had an RBI for SLV. "We got through it all right," Crivelli said. After Gilroy jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, SLV countered with two runs in bottom Girls' softball of the inning and three more in the second. SLV, now 2-0 in non-league play, hosts Carmel at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Carmel 5, Harbor 2 CARMEL The visiting Pirates pounded out six hits in their season opener, but "didn't put them in the right order like Carmel did," said Harbor Coach Carol Bianconi. The Padres collected nine hits off Harbor's Emily Krovetz, a junior. Krovetz gave up four earned runs and allowed three walks without a strikeout. Pirates catcher Catalina Chavez hammered a two-out triple in the first inning and was driven home by third baseman Jackie Wenger's single. In the fourth, left fielder Jenny Wolfinden stroked a single that scored Wenger. Wenger and Chavez had two hits each for Harbor. Santa Cruz 25, Monte Vista 15 WATSONVILLE Santa Cruz was the recipient of 12 walks in the first inning, leading to 16 runs against Monte Vista Christian. The Cardinals scored the other nine runs in the second, third and sixth innings. WATSONVILLE - San Lorenzo Valley High pitchers couldn't have reached out their arms and placed the ball in the catcher's mitt any better than they threw Tuesday, as Cougars Joey Stretch, Ricky Lipp and Chris Lee combined to no-hit Monte Vista Christian in a 13-1 non-league baseball victory. Stretch, a senior who played lineman on the SLV football team, pitched three innings and retired nine straight batters with five strikeouts and no walks, helping the Cougars improve to 4-0. Lipp came on for three innings and Lee played the closer with one strong inning. Overall, six Mustangs reached base four on walks and two on errors. Monte Vista is short-handed because more than half the team plays basketball; the school's basketball team played Tuesday in the opening round of the Northern California tournament. SLV's Ryan Nobriga tripled to open the game as the Cougars scored four runs on five hits in the first inning. They added three more in the second. Lipp homered to left field in the fourth inning and was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBI. Shortstop Daniel Cada was 3-for-3 with four runs and two RBI, and Boys' baseball first baseman Gary Flynn had a 3-for-5 day with four RBI. SLV had 14 hits in all. Monte Vista scored an unearned run on on a throwing error in the' sixth inning. Serra 12, Soquel 2 SAN MATEO Serra had an easy time with Soquel in a non-league game as the visiting Knights, 2-4, gave up runs in every inning except the third. Serra scored five times in the sixth. i Losing-pitcher Brian Pieracci lasted two innings and gave up four runs and five hits. O O Teach Someone to Read r3 Teach Someone to Write iimA . Teach Someone to Live -VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED (408) 423-0554 VOLUNTEER CENTER Santa Cruz County Confused by Circulation Figures? Ask Your Sentinel ad representive to give you the Straight Talk! Call 423-4242 LUBE & OIL CHANGE In Only 10 Minutes INCLUDES: Oil change up to 5 qts. 10-30, 10-40, 15-40 Pennzoil Oil lilter Lube chassis Check all fluid levels Check lilter, belts A hoses 20-50 wt. 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