Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 20, 1987 · Page 12
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12 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS SUNDAY, Giants win seventh game in a row, 5-1 Youngblood out for season after hitting wall SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A season-ending injury suffered by veteran utilityman Joel Youngblood placed a damper on the San Francisco Giants enthusiasm following a 5-1 victory Saturday over the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants' seventh consecutive victory, their longest winning streak since 1982, dropped their magic number for clinching the National League West title to six. But San Francisco, which has built a nine-game lead over the second- place Reds, lost Youngblood with a broken right wrist The injury occured while left fielder Youngblood was attempting to catch pitcher Tom Browning's foul liner in the second inning. He dove, tumbled and braced himself against the wall with his wrist "It won't do me any good to be depressed," Youngblood said after his right arm was placed in a cast "We've got a world championship to bring to San Francisco. I'm not going to hang my head, I've got to keep everybody else going." ' 'This is extremely painful emotionally,'' he added.' 'But someone else will come in and get the big hit I would have gotten. I'd make the same play all over again. On this team, everyone gives 100 percent." Right-hander Mike LaCoss, 13-10, improved to 4-0 against the Reds this season. Reliever Don Robinson got his 18th save and Jose Uribe and Will Clark hit homers as the Giants won for the 24th time in their last 29 home games. Kal Daniels opened the game with his 24th homer, but the Reds couldn't score again despite 10 hits. Chili Davis' run-scoring single created a tie in the third. ' 'No clutch hitting," Manager Pete Rose replied when asked why the Reds are reeling.' 'It's either that or facing too good pitching. Take your pick. We've only scored 14 runs in our last eight games with the Giants." Candy Maldonado's double-play grounder scored the go-ahead run in the fifth and Uribe's fifth homer, a two-run shot, created a 4-1 lead in the sixth off Tom Browning, 7-13. Clark hit his 32nd homer in the eighth. Browning was also injured in the second inning, fouling a ball off the plate and being struck on the bridge of his nose by the rebound. Girls' soccer 'Cats tame El Molino Martinez. Tolman run wild By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sport* Editor EmorHiM A few more games like Ukiahi's 13-1 girls' soccer victory over a stunned El Molino team Friday and it will be time to come out with Ukiahi "Purple and Gold Attack!" tee shirts. Attacking immediately and relentlessly at the start of the travel delayed game which began nearly an hour late in Ukiahi stadium, the Ukiahi girls immediately went to work. Scoring six times the first 40 minutes and seven times the final 40, coach Sharon Rothrock played everyone, some at new positions as the Ukiahi girls teamed beautifully for their second victory in three games this season. However, Ukiahi can't rest on their recent wins, as the North Bay League season hasn't begun yet. In games involving NBL teams Friday, Montgomery defeated Petaluma, which had defeated Ukiahi 1-0, by that same margin; Santa Rosa blanked Casa Grande of Petaluma, 5-0; Ursuline scored six in the second half to beat Healdsburg, 8-0; and Analy, which Ukiah plays next Friday at Yokayo School at 4 p.m., won another, beating Rancho Cotate, 3-0. There were times Ukiah's score- happy girls scored within seconds of each other as they kept the offensive pressure on El Molino, which scored in the second-half on a short chip -shot as Ukiah's up-field defense didn't back goalie Cynthia Concepcion, who came far out to challenge a shooter. As best as coach Sharon Rothrock could reconstruct the order and composition of the Ukiah goals, the avalanche went this way: FIRST HALF 1-Michelle Rhodes.less than five minutes into the 80-minute game, off a downfield pass from Linda Concepcion and also "footed" by Rose Rubalcaba, Lacey Lopez and Janet Brown, who ultimately was to score five goals herself of f assists or solo efforts. 2-Rhodes again, from Lopez and Brown, the prettiest goal of the game off a volleyball-type fake kick and pass and "kill." 3-Janet Brown, on a speedy, close-in effort and good footwork. 4-Janet Brown, on an assist from whig Brandy Baughn. 5-Janet Brown on another solo, as Ukiah kept close-in pressure on El Molino's fine goalie who made many great saves despite the lopsided final score. 6-Sweeper Twila Bashford, on a full-field dribble, off screens set by Michelle Rhodes, Brown and Co. SECOND HALF 7-Michelle Rhodes, off a Janet Brown pass less than two minutes into the second-half. 8-Janet Brown, off a Lacey Lopez feed. 9-Janet Brown, moments after El Molino's only goal made it 8-1, from close-in. 10-Lacey Lopez, center- halfback, unassisted. 11 -Wing Lisa Bashford, no assist given but possibly fed ball by Xochil Arkin and Lisa Falleri. 12-Midfielder Xochil Arkin, no assist recorded. 13-Lacey Lopez, coming off the bench to score on assists from Brandy Baughn and Xochil Arkin. Even with Stacie Imerpne absent, the Lady Wildcats kept improving, with Chris Rogers, Jeni Henrie, Katrina Breeden, Illy Webb, Michelle Greville, Lindsay Gove and others making it an easy day for Ukiah's goalie. Few days in the future will be quite as care-free. Volleyball Analy spikers rip Ukiahi It wasn't a very pleasant ride home Friday evening for volleyball coach Ken Franklin of Ukiah- i, though his girls appeared to shake off a straight-game 8-15, 5-15, 2-15 loss at Analy in Ses- bastopol with the prospects of a school dance the same night. The Ukiahi jayvees fared better, winning their only two games against the young Lady Tigers, 15-0, 15-9, as the tallish Ukiahi girls, sparked by Dorjon Jordon and Keri Meyer hammered home the points against their smaller foes. Jayvee coach Tonya Sparkes and Franklin enjoyed that first match far more than the varsity contest which followed. "We appeared flat, tired, didn't serve, bump-pass or hit well, and only occsionally could we block or '4ig' well.," lamented Franklin, who was willing to take part of the blame for the miserable showing because of hard practices, but not all of it. More hard work and conditioning wait the varsity girls. "I wish I could say we had a standout here or there, but I really can't. Maybe the girls will bounce back against Clear Lake at Lakeport on Tuesday. I know playing three or four straight matches on the road is tough. We do play at home Thursday at about S p.m. against Cloverdale, our home opener, then we go to the Kelseyville tourney. "Playing in a tourney helps a team to develop and come together. We're still young and green and haven't found the combination we need, We haven't yet developed the timing, the teamwork lo offset the loss of last year's hitters like Lisa Vander- Stoep or Staci Carfi, who graduated." "We need to, because it is going to be tough in the North Bay League, particularly since we play all but one or two of our second-round NBL games on the road." concluded Franklin. He prefers to think of Friday's match as one of those totally "off" days a team will have. But no more than once a season, please. Wolverines pitch another shutout By DAVE CURL Journal Sports Editor WILIITS—A quick, swarming defense and a rushing attack that gained well over 6 yards a carry paced Willits to a surprisingly easy 27^0 victory over a highly regarded South Fork squad at Willits' Earl Maize Field Friday evening. Both teams started off slowly, with the Wolverines holding a slim 6-0 halftime lead. Whatever coach Dave Clark told his charges at halftime must have worked, as Willits struck for 14 points in the first 4:49 of the second half to take a commanding 20-0 lead, taking the steam out of the usually consistent South Fork attack. It was the all-out defensive effort that carried Willits throughout the contest, as the Ken McAllister-led defense stifled the Bear Cubs throughout the game, keeping the offensive duo of quarterback Brett Gilbert and tailback Blaine Cezario contained throughout the evening. The only time South Fork threatened was in the waning moments of the contest, getting to Willits' five-yard-line as the clock ran out, keeping McAllister, Harden, Wallace, Dunaway and company unscored upon after two games this season. Offensively, the Wolverines were running almost at will, gaining 224 yards on 36 carries, with senior standout Jesse Martinez again leading the charge with 134 yards on 20 carries, despite sitting out almost all of the final quarter as Willits emptied their bench, giving reserves some valuable playing time. Martinez, IS pounds heaver than last season, bulked up by a combination of weight lifting and pulling greenchain during the summer, has convinced everyone he is ready for his senior season after suffering broken ribs last season after a promising start. .Martinez set up Willits'.first score, a four.play, 36 yard drive culminated by quarterback Rod Wilburri's' *five yard stamper around left end. Martinez carried the first two plays of the drive, gaining 19 and 11 yards to bring the ball to the six. Martinez wasn't the only star in the backfield Friday evening, as halfback Calvin Tolman, who Dive Curl Wllllts' defensive coordinator Steve Short confers with defensive captain and linebacker Ken McAllister during a break In Friday night's action. Whatever Short had to say must have worked, as the wolverines chalked up their second consecutive shutout, a 27-0 whitewashing of South Fork. came close to breaking a couple of kick returns earlier, finally got loose just a minute into the third quarter, breaking off tackle for a 47 yard touchdown, with Todd Dunaway adding the conversion for a 13-0 lead. Less than four minutes later, Willits got on the board again, this time Rod Wilbum throwing to Troy Harden from 15 yards out to up the lead to 20-0. Willits final score came midway through the final quarter, as Harden picked up , his;Jfecond touchdown of the afternoon after ~ scooping up a .fumble jft^South Fork's 15 yard line and scampering in for the score. Despite being at a size advantage all up and down the line, Willits' offensive front, made up of Ken McAllister, Anthony Wallace, Kyle Mercer, Doobie Barlow and Matt Morati, constantly pushed South Fork all over llie field, opening up huge holes for Martinez, Tolman and hardworking Chase Southwick to scamper through. Despite the job thai the Wolverine line did, both offensively and defensively against the Bear Cub, at least one of the linemen admitted to a little pregamc fear. Anthony Wallace, a 5-8, 200 pound senior said after the game that he entered the game "a little scared" kriowing'his assignment : -was"gOing < -to i - bc"agflinstr' South Fork's 6-f, 230 pound center/Dei, tackle Bill Taylor. Much to Wallace's credit, his apprehension didn't affect his effort, as he and his lincmates totally outplayed the Bear Cubs. Coach Dave Clark was obviously pleased wilh the win, going out of his way to praise his line, which in his words "did a hell of a job." He felt his squad's "quickness, especially in the line" was the determining factor in the win. The jayvccs also took their second win of the season, as Kelly Fonson scored two touchdowns in the Wolverines' 16-6 win over the Cubs. Jayvce coach Steve Jorgenscn felt his team wasn't as sharp as they could have been, but Fonson, wilh touchdown runs of 72 and 1 yard ."really saved us thjs time." '••' 'South Fork.scot.ed their'only touchdown midway through;the final quarter, as,quarterback Scott Tucker found Brett Van Meter from 25 yards out in a 4th down, 17 yards to go situation. Both Wolverine squads travel to Kclscyville next week to tackle the lough Indians in noon and 2 p.m. conicsis. McGwire, Murphy pace A's past Royals A's keep pace with Minnesota after 9-4 win Gophers comeback trips Cal KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark McGwire and Dwayne Murphy each knocked in three runs to lead the Oakland Athletics to a 9-4 victory over the Kansas City Royals Saturday night. The victory kept the Athletics 3V4 games behind the division- leading Minnesota Twins in the American League West. Third- place Kansas City fell 5 games behind the Twins, who earlier in the day defeated Cleveland 5-1. After Luis Polonia singled to open the game, McGwire lined a 3-2 pitch from Molito Perez, 1 -1, to straightaway center field for his 46th homer to give the Athletics a 2-0 lead. Murphy then walked and scored on Jose Canseco's double. The Royals scored a run in the bottom of the first on Bill Pecota's RBI triple, but the Athletics came back with three more runs in the top of the second. Polonia and McGwire hit RBI singles and Murphy had a sacrifice fly to give the Athletics an insurmountable 6-1 lead. Murphy hit a solo homer, his fifth of the year, in the seventh, while Danny Tartabull had a solo homer in the Kansas City eighth, his 29th. Storm Davis, 1-0, was the winner. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ten California football players suffered injuries in Saturday night's 32-23 loss to Minnesota, including top rusher Chris Richards, top receiver Brian Bedford and leading tackier Ken Harvey. Richards sprained his right ankle but returned to rush for 101 yards. Bedford, who caught a 21 -yard touchdown pass, suffered a sprained neck and partial shoulder separation while making another 21-yard reception late in the second quarter. Harvey, an outside linebacker, sprained his right knee. Other Golden Bears injured in the game included safety Darryl Stallworth, sprained ankle; running back Tyrone Moore, bruised hip; wide receiver Chad Nightingale, rib separation; linebacker David Ortega, sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee; cornerback Travis Oliver, sprained neck; cornerback John Hardy, sprained neck, and center Robert Dos Remedios, sprained ankle. Ukiahi netters place at Finer Bearcats bow to Mustangs Jayvees score in final minutes for 14-12 win By OAVE CURL Journal Sports Editor Potter Valley's Bearcats were unable to hold onto Round Valley's one-two rushing punch of Lew Whipple and Mike McFadden as the Mustangs ran wild in a 14-6 win over the visiting Bearcats. Potter Valley coach Fred Austin blamed numerous missed tackles for the rushing onslaught, which could have been much worse, as three long Mistang touchdown runs were called back by penalty. The Bearcats had some success of their own on the ground, even without the services of Javier Rau, who will probably miss the next couple of games due to a pulled back muscle. In his place, Potter Valley ran an all-sophomore backfield of Timmy Moore, Paco Juan and quarterback Mark Falgoiit. The tandem looked pretty good, as Moore and Juan combined for over 130 yards of rushing offense, with Falgout, in his first varsity action, completing 4-of-15 passes for 60 yards. The Bearcats' only touchdown, their first of the season, was scored on a seven yard run by Moore. The Mustangs' scores came on a 41 yard romp by Whipple, with the shifty junior setting up the second score with a 44 yard run down to the one-foot line, where McFadden finished off the scoring. The jayvees had a better time 9f it, as quarterback Eric Smith ran in from a yard out with just 1:15 remaining in the game to give Potter's jayvees a come from behind 14-12 win. Workhorse Chris Rau scored the first touchdown on a 4 yard run. Both Bearcat squads return home next weekend, hosting Anderson Valley in noon and 2 p.m. contests. Meggan Kesslcr battled brilliantly before falling 6-2, 7-5 in the finals of her division, in the Finer Invitational tennis tournament play- e^ Friday and Saturday to Healdsburg's Brenda McCrystle, leading Ukiahi's effort in the two day tourney, kicking off the fall tennis season. Ukiahi's number one seed, Tabitha Kircher, finished 3-1 in her pool, losing only to the eventual champion from Casa Grande (Petaluma). Others who played well, according to coach Helene Miller were the doubles team of Irache Gomez and Mandy Robinson, who dropped a playoff match to Montgomery for their only loss of the tourney. Miller praised the play of Kessler, saying that Kessler "did a fine job getting to the finals." Robyn Meyers and Emma Ferrer also played well at the number 3 and 5 singles spots respectively, each going 2-2 in the eleven team tournament. Ukiahi doesn't gel back on the courts until September 29th, when they host Finer in a 3 p.m. match at the high school. WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR Houston falls 11 games back HOUSTON (AP) — Garry Temple ton's 14th-inning solo home run powered the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night. SUNDAY Football— Ukiah Pop Warner at Central Marin (Maim Catholic H.S) 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. TUESDAY Volleyball^Potter Valley at Lower Lake, 5:30 p.m.; Ukiahi at Clear Lake, 4 p.m. Soccer— Ukiahi boys at Willits, 4 p.m. WEDNESDAY Soccer— Ukiahi girls at Casa Grande, 4 p.m. Cross Country— Ukiahi at Healdsburg, 4 p.m. THURSDAY Football Ukiahi frosh host El Molino, 4 p.m. Volleyball— Ukiahi hosts Cloverdale, 4 p.m. FRIDAY Football— Ukiahi hosts El Molino, 5:45 and 7:45 p.m. Volleyball- Potter Valley at Anderson Valley, 6 p.m., Ukiahi in kelseyville tournament, Mendocino College hosts Redwoods at Carl Purdy Hall, 6:30. Soccer— Ukiahi girls host Analy at Yokayo School, 4 p.m. SATURDAY Football— Mendocino College hosts Bulte, 7 p.m. at Ukiahi Stadium; Potter Valley hosts Anderson Valley, noon and 2 p.m., Willits at Kelseyville, noon and 2 p.m., Pop Warner at Healdsburg.

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