The Pantagraph from Bloomington, Illinois on October 7, 1984 · Page 19
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THE PANTAGRAPH, SUNDAY, OCT. 7, 1984 C3 Padres love their chances 0 V - J iw) - V rf wpf , v. r f vr. i CUBS From CI his last 14 decisions during the sea- ' son, Williams like his club's ' chances of winnings the pennant 1 , in its first year in postseason play. t "We're facing a guy who won 15 or 16 in a row, so I think the percentages are with us," Williams said. "We're in our park now, and . I've got to believe we can hold our own with their future Cy Young winner." The Cubs have not won the pen-. nant since 1945. If they win this year they would face the American , . League champion Detroit Tigers, ,. against whom they lost the last time they went to the World Series 39 years ago. The game once again was played with substitute umpires officiating, . but there were no controversial ' calls of any consequence. Some questionable baserunning by Larry Bowa took the Cubs out of their first scoring opportunity in the third inning. Bowa led off with the first hit ' .off Lollar, a double down the left-field line. After Cubs starter Scott , Sanderson bunted foul for a third strike, Bob Dernier came to bat. 1 Dernier hit a two-hopper to Padres : shortstop Garry Templeton, and Bowa tried to advance to third. Templeton fielded the ball, spun and threw to Nettles at third, easily getting Bowa, and Ryne Sandbere lined to center to end the inning. And it was Templetoii, who helped get San Diego start in the bottom half of the inning. Templeton led off the inning with a soft blooper into shallow center. Dernier, misjudging the ball, took a step back before charging, and the ball fell in off the tip of his glove. Templeton then stole second as San Diego starter Tim Lollar struck out, but he held at third when Alan Wiggins singled sharply to center, despite the fact that Dernier bob-bled the ball. Gwynn, who led the NL with a .351 average, drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly to left field, and Wiggins scored all the way from first on Garvey's double down the left-field line. The Padres, cheered at every move by the unlaid-back Southern California crowd, led 2-0, and, for the first time in this series, had the early advantage. It did not last even one inning. Lollar, who led the club with 105 walks during the season, walked Gary Matthews to lead off the fourth inning. Lollar got two outs Keith Moreland on a fly to center and Ron Cey on a pop to short before lightning struck. Davis, who had 19 homers during the season, drove a 2-2 pitch from Lollar into the left-field seats, about five feet inside the foul pole, and the score was tied 2-2. him tonight. "It's just one more game and we're going to find a way to win it. We're so fired up," said Gwynn. "I'm so hoarse from yelling that I can't talk." ; Chicago Manager Jim Frey, whose Cubs could become the first team ever in NLCS history to lose despite a two-game lead, said be remains confident. Asked what he told his players after the dramatic defeat, Frey said: "What I said was, 'Four months ago we were second In the division by 4Vi games and everybody was talking about the (New York) Mets. We'd given a lot to play just one game for the National League championship. "We've had a big hill to climb and we've climbed it. Now we play one game for the championship. "I think we've got the best club," Frey said, "and we've got a chance to show it again Sunday." Sutcliffe, appearing almost nonchalant in the Cubs' locker room following the contest, said, "I feel like we have a good shot; let's see what happens." Chicago Cubs Leon Durham smashed a solo home run to break a 2-2 tie in the fourth inning of last night's National League playoff game at San Diego. San Diego catcher Terry Kennedy and plate umpire Terry Bovey watched the ball sail toward the wall. BIG TEN SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Padres were given up for dead in the National League Championship Series a few days ago, but Manager Dick Williams says now, "I love our chances." "We're in our park with our 10th man for the final game," Williams said last night after San Diego's rousing 7-5 victory over the Chicago Cubs that evened the series heading into a deciding fifth game this afternoon. The Padres' work will be cut but for them in the fifth against the Cubs, as they face Rick Sutcliffe, a remarkable 16-1 during the regular season and a winner over San Diego in the league championship's opener in Chicago. Eric Show, 15-9, during the regular season and the loser in Chicago's 13-0 victory in the first game, will oppose Sutcliffe. "I think we can beat Sutcliffe," echoed Padres right fielder Tony Gwynn, who singled in the bottom of the ninth, then scored on Steve Garvey's homer and fourth hit to decide the contest. "Lee Smith is one of the best pitchers in baseball, and we beat -"--' 1 Iff" si fwH V, Ohio State a believer as Purdue wins, 28-23 In-" 6 r i) "it . . ..... ...j..... ... M Purdue quarterback Jim Everett, 1 1, plunged forward for a first down before getting tackled by Ohio State's Larry Kolic. MISSOURI VALLEY Purdue football coach Leon Burtnett tried to tell everyone the Boilermakers would be a lot better this year. No one's doubting him any more. "Our kids believe in themselves. They stay in there, they fight and struggle. We've paid the price for two years," said Burtnett, whose Boilermakers shocked No. 2-ranked Ohiq State 28-23 yesterday at West ' Lafayette, Ind., their first victory over the Buckeyes since 1978. Burtnett, whose teams compiled a 6-15-1 record his first two seasons, said Purdue "did everything ac- rnrriinu in thp hnnlr" aoainsr th . o n - - . favored Buckeyes. , Quarterback Jim Everett hit 17 t of 23 passes for 257 yards and three ouchdowns and safety Rod Woods- on sealed the triumph with a 55--. yard interception return for the . clinching score in the fourth quarter. "I'm so, so happy for our - players," said Burtnett. "This team ' is not going to quit. We might get beat a couple times, but they're never going to quit." t , The victory, coupled with Michi-; gan State's 19-7 upset of Michigan, - gave Purdue sole possession of first , place in the Big Ten Conference at .; 3-0 and lifted the Boilermakers to 4-l overall. The Buckeyes fell to 2-1 and 4-1. "That's the best offensive foot-" ball team we've faced," Burtnett ";said of Ohio State. "I thought Mi- ami (Fla., which beat Purdue 28-17,) . was good, but they (Ohio State) ,,have the best talent I've seen in I don't know when. It's amazing to - me we could stay on the field with ; them. ; "Ohio State is a super team. But we tried to take advantage of some of their (pass) coverages and did a v good job." : Buckeye Coach Earle Bruce called it "a hard-fought game. Purdue capitalized on a lot of big plays, and they stopped us on two big drives with key interceptions. ', "It's plain and simple," Bruce said. "We didn't score enough points. Purdue is a good team and :cciw Southern Illinois wallops No. 11 Northern Iowa, 40-10 there was super ' play on both sides." Purdue takes on Iowa next week, while Ohio State returns home to face Illinois. "Anything can happen in the Big Ten," said Bruce. "We just have to go out and play a great game next week and every week." Michigan State upsets Michigan Michigan State football coach George Perles wasn't in a gloating mood following his Spartans' 19-7 upset victory over intra-state rival Michigan at Ann Arbor. "When you have something good like this happen, it's something to keep your mouth shut and try to stay humble," said Perles. "The victory is enough. It says it all." For Michigan State supporters, the victory was a long time coming. The Spartans hadn't beaten the Wolverines since 1978 and suffered an embarassing 42-0 drubbing a year ago. But reserve running back Bobby Morse proved early that the Spartans would not be' outclassed. Morse broke the Wolverines' spirits midway through the second quarter when he returned a punt 87 yards for a touchdown and a 13-0 Michigan State lead. The touchdown was the first scored on a punt return against Michigan'since 1971 and the Spartans' longest since Al Brenner carried one back 95 yards 18 years ago. "The wall formed beautifully," Morse said. "Once I got the kickout block, all I saw was sideline. I wasn't going to let (anybody) catch me."' The Spartans, outscored 75-10 in the second, half of their first four games, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble in the final two periods, while Ralf Mojsie-jenko kicked field goals of 49 and 30 yards in the final two periods as . the Spartans lifted their record to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the Big Ten. Michigan fell to 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten. Carthage edges N. Central Sophomore quarterback Rick Haaland rushed for three touchdowns, including the game winner, to lead Carthage to a 24-20 win over North Central at Kenosha, Wis. Haaland scored on a 10-yard run in the fourth quarter and on runs of 1 and 40 yards in the fourth period. The 40-yard run, which put Carthage ahead for good, . came with 8:05 left in the game. Haaland carried the ball 11 times for 76 yards. He completed eight Of 15 passes for 139 yards. North Central quarterback Scott Cendro threw a 9-yard TD pass in the second quarter to Randy Strat-ton. Cendro ran 6 yards for anoth: er touchdown in the fourth quarter. Both team are now 1-2 in the Iowa crushes Northwestern Ronnie Harmon rushed for three touchdowns and 121 yards as Iowa whipped Northwestern 31-3 at Evanston. Harmon scored on runs of 2 yards and 9 yards in the first quarter, and on a 17-yard burst in the . second quarter, as the Hawkeyes built a 21-3 halftime lead. Iowa, 3-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big Ten, beat Northwestern for the 11th straight time. Northwestern fell to 1-5. overall and 1-3 in the league. The Hawkeyes scored on their first two possessions, taking a 10 lead with 9:15 left in the first quarter. They had to punt after five downs during their first possession, but Northwestern's Brett Whitley fumbled and Craig Clark of Iowa recovered on Northwestern's 5-yard line. Minnesota ends skein Minnesota's Tony Hunter scored three touchdowns and Rickey Fog-gie lofted a 79-yard TD pass to Dwayne McMullen to spark the Gophers' first Big Ten triumph in the their last 20 games, a 33-24 victory over winless Indiana at Minneapolis. The scoring bomb was sandwiched between touchdown bursts of 7 and 15 yards by Hunter, who chalked up 116 yards in 18 carries. Hunter then capped the 21-point third quarter flurry by grabbing a shovel pass from Foggie and weaving 67 yards for his third score, putting Minnesota ahead 33-10. McMullen, a senior, set a pair of Minnesota records by catching his 13th career touchdown on the 79-yarder and his two receptions gave him a career record of 84. The Big Ten victory was Minne-. sota's first under Coach Lou Holtz and its first since Sept. 18, 1982. The Gophers are now 2-3 overall and 1-3 in the conference. Indiana stooped to 0-5 under new Coach Bill Mallory, including three straight Big Ten setbacks. Associated Press Elmhurst conference and 1-3 overall. Millikin rolls Linebacker Dan Gordon intercepted a Gary Brandt pass and returned it 47 yards with 34 seconds left as Millikin overran Southwest Baptist 34-0 in a noncon-ference game at Bolivar, Mo. The Big Blue scored twice with less than two minutes remaining, the other TD coming on a 20-yard run by Scott Davis. Millikin's Tom Kreller had 23 carries for 161 yards, including one touchdown. The Big Blue from Decatur, 111., carried the ball 60 times for 343 yards as they raised their record to 4-0. Southwest Baptist, 2-4, managed only 17 yards on 19 carries. Associated Press Tulsa's offense came alive in the second quarter with Brown rushing for touchdowns of 1 and 2 yards. Tulsa is 2-3 overall and 2-0 in conference play. The Buffaloes are 0-6 overall and 0-1 in conference State breezes Senior halfback Darrold Clardy rushed for 118 yards and one touchdown and threw for another No. 6 Iowa tops Eureka MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa The Eureka College football team put a scare into the sixth-ranked team in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Iowa Wesleyan, here yesterday before losing, 7-3. Iowa Wesleyan, which leads the NAIA in total offense, found itself trailing, 3-0, with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Only a 57-yard touchdown pass from Iowa Wesleyan's Mark Dailey to Mark McCleary prevented Eureka College from winning its second game. The extra-point kick by Kelly Ray provided the final score to lead Indiana State to a 34-6 victory over Ball State in a noncon- ' ference game at Indianapolis, Ind. ', Indiana State, ranked No. 1 in ; NCAA Division I-AA, scored the ; first six times it had the ball in the game at the Hoosier Dome. Indiana State improved to 50 with the victory while Ball State slipped to 1-5. Associated Press Wesleyan College score with 1:40 left. The loss placed the Red Devils' record at 14 while Iowa Wesleyan. improved to 5-0. ; Eureka College opened the scor ing on a 45-yard field goal by Brad; Auten with 3 minutes, 18 seconds-remaining in the first quarter. 1 The Red Devils gained a total of-265 yards compared to the Tigersl 387. Eureka College's Tony Chris-; tiano passed for 207 yards while-completing 20 of 43 passes. Chris-I tiano's favorite targets proved to; be Mike Sanderski and Steve Lecas-as both had eight catches. Sand-1 erski picked up 92 yards and LecusI 60. conference. Moraine Valley im-'. proved to 5-1 overall and in the; league. ; Former Central Catholic High! School standout Dave Schilkoski; caught one pass for 20 yards. Pon-; tiac native Steve Dawson averaged-34 yards on three punts. 1 Dan Wetzel intercepted two passes yesterday to lead Southern Illinois to a 40-10 nonconference college football victory over previously undefeated Northern Iowa at Carbondale. Northern Iowa was ranked 11th in Division 1-AA. The SIU defense limited a potent UNI air attack to only 128 yards, their lowest total of the jseason. Northern Iowa scored on its first possession on a 34-yard touchdown run by Pat Williams. Wichita State falls Quarterback Don Wallace passed 18 yards to tailback Dwayne Williams for Southwestern Louisiana's first touchdown, then each also ran for a score later in a 31-3 rout at Lafayette, La., which extended winless Wichita State's losing streak to five games. Drake triumphs Wide receiver Kirk Abernathy scored three touchdowns, includ- ing one on a reverse, to lead Drake to a 31-17 victory over winless Northeast Missouri in a nonconference game at Des Moines, Iowa. Drake sent its record to 24 while Northeast Missouri, losing for the seventh straight time over two years, fell to 0-5. Tulsa rips W. Texas State Gordon Brown rushed for two touchdowns and Jason Staurovsky kicked three field goals to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes to a 35-7 victory over West Texas State in a Missouri Valley Conference game at Canyon, Texas. Staurovsky kicked two field goals early in the game, but West Texas State came back with a 1-yard run by Wayne High and took the lead on Dennis Steinbock's conversion kick. Wheaton squeaks past ; Dave Cabral kicked a 20-yard ;iield goal in the fourth period yesterday to give Wheaton a 7-6 victory over Elmhurst in College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin football at Wheaton. Earlier in the period, Elmhurst gave up a two-point safety rather than risk a punt from its own 1-lyard line. ; Wheaton had collected another ' safety in the first period when the ; defense swarmed the Elmhurst 'tailback in the end zone. ; Chuck Rowell scored for Elmhurst on an 8-yard run in the Tsecond period. A two-point conversion attempt failed. J' Wheaton climbed to 2-2, while ; Elmhurst, who plays host to Illinois Wesleyan Saturday, fell to 3-1. No playoffs for IVCC gridders OGLESBY The Illinois Valley Community College football team was eliminated from any hope of qualifying for the North Central Community College Conference playoffs after a 24-14 loss to Moraine Valley here last night. The defeat placed the Apaches record at 24 overall and 14 in the

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