Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 2, 1993 · Page 8
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Ukiah, California
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A-8 SUNDAY, MAY 2, 1993 Sports THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report »port» newt telephone Steve Girtrtln, 468-3521 DIGEST Boosters have meeting Monday The Ukiah High Boosters will have a meeting at the high school cafetorium Monday at 7 p.m. Tickets for a fund-raising drawing and information will be distributed. All parents of extra-curricular students, including incoming freshmen, are urged to attend. UWAA schedules final meeting The Ukiah Women's Athletic Association is having its final meeting before the start of softball season at Wright Stuff Pizza Tuesday at 7 p.m. Schedules will be handed out and discussion will be held on the Margaret Vaughan Softball Tournamemt. For more information, call Marlene at 485-7740 or Shelli at 468-5577. TRIVIA What five men had 3,500 or more hits in their major league career?(Answer at bottom of schedule) SCORES Junior College Baseball Mendocino Yuba 10 3 High School Baseball Rancho Cotate 13 Ukiah 3 Rancho Cotate JVs 4 Ukiah JVs 6 Willits JVs 3 Ukiah Frosh 6 i •'' Willits 5 Clear Lake 8 Round Valley 13 Potter Valley 3 Round Valley 9 Potter Valley 8 High School Softball Willits 13 Clear Lake 8 Round Valley 4 Potter Valley 6 Round Valley 12 Potter Valley 10 Little League Broiler 5 Savings Bank 10 Louisiana Pacific 3 McDonald's 4 Gino's 4 Ukiah Lions 5 Dodgers 18 White Sox 2 Pony League Blue Jays 15 A's 2 Twins 10 Rangers 4 Pirates 10 Braves 8 Angels 17 Cardinals 2 Mets 9 Red Sox 2 SCHEDULE SUNDAY BASEBALL (<, vj/runes River at Mendo- 'fi'y College (\ p.m.) LITTLE LEAGUE C ij.u vi Dodgers (SU, 1 *. : '..:•: ';<j>, vi. MeiifSU, 3 >•' \ •• ii>-s. Jays CSU, 5 k tut* vi 'si's, R'/ve, Ty .•.>'.>', Hi, 1 / Ai/o/;, Sian Sea Hero captures Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE (AP) — The dwindling Kentucky Derby hopes of an 85-year-old owner and his 71-year-old trainer suddenly came up roses Saturday with a colt named Sea Hero at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Jerry Bailey, Sea Hero stormed along the rail and won over favored Prairie Bayou in a time of 2:02 2-5 for the 1% miles. Prairie Bayou was the 14th consecutive favorite to lose in the Derby, dating back to Spectacular Bid's victory in 1979. "We 're running out of time and I Colt storms along rail to beat favorite can't think of anything that would be more exciting than for him to do it," said Hall of Fame trainer Mac Miller. "Everything I want is wrapped up in this race. The victory also is a highlight in the illustrous career of 85-year-old Paul Mellon, long a major factor in thoroughbred racing. Wild Gale, a member of the mutual field, finished third and Santa Anita Derby winner Personal Hope was fourth in the field of 19 3-year-olds. Sea Hero's first victory in four starts (his year was by 2'/j lengths over Prairie Bayou, who had a winning streak of four straight stakes races snapped. He was trying to become the first gelding to win the Derby since Clyde Van Dusen in 1929. Prairie Bayou finished a head in front of Wild Gale, who was a neck ahead of Personal Hope. The victory made the 35-year- old Bailey the sixth jockey to accomplish a Kentucky Oaks- Derby double and the first since Don Brumfield in 1966. Bailey won the Oaks on Friday with Dispute. Sea Hero moved into fourth place with a quarter of a mile remaining and then shot along the rail to win the cavalry charge finish. ,. . The time on a fast track was 3-5 of a seconds faster than Lil E Tee s winning time last year. Sea Hero broke cleanly under Bailey and moved to the rail. He had four or five horses beaten on the turn. Then, during the run down the backstretch, he settled in. The winner began his move on the final turn. Approaching the quarter pole, Bailey took Sea Hero around one horse and then ducked back to the rail for his winning See HERO, Page A-10 Chris Myers/The Daily Journal Round Valley's Clayton Tuttle scores ahead of Potter Valley pitcher Andy Whlteaker after Whlteaker's wild pitch In a baseball doubleheader Friday In Potter Valley. Round Valley swept the Bearcats, 13-3 and 9-8. Long layoff hurts Bearcats By CHRIS MYERS Journal news assistant After not playing any games for exactly 30 days, the Potter Valley Bearcats baseball and softball teams returned to their respective diamonds Friday afternoon. It was obvious that they were rusty after two consecutive rained out games, and it cost them. Both teams were plagued with costly errors and the baseball 'Cats had trouble consistently hitting the strike zone in their league opener against the Round Valley Mustangs. The baseball 'Cats were swept by the Mustangs in an afternoon doubleheader by scores of 13-3 and 9-8, respectively, while the softball 'Cats, though losing the first game 12-10, rallied in the five inning nightcap and won 6-4. "It's tough not to play for a month," said Potter Valley softball coach Mike Moore. "We practiced, but in practice the intensity is just not there." The softball Mustangs took an early 5-1 lead after three innings, but the Bearcats (6-2, 1-1) rallied in the bottom of the fourth and took a 6-5 lead against RouncT. Valley's hard throwing pitcher/'' The Mustangs'exploded for seven runs in the top of the sixth and thought they had put the game away after taking a 12-6 lead and holding the 'Cats scoreless in the bottom of the sixth. See BEARCATS, Page A-9 Rancho Cotate beats up on Ukiah pitching By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor John Berezay wasn't on the hill for Ukiah Friday afternoon, and no one was happier about that than the Rancho Cotate Cougars. With Ukiah's top pitcher off the mound and used only as a hitler, the Cougars feasted on four different Wildcat varsity pitchers for 15 hits in a 13-3 romp at Ukiah's Anton Stadium. Tony Keeler, Jeff Ogston and Jim Wallace each had three hits for the Cougars. Aaron George, Ron Cincera and Ryan Lunsford each added two hits in the lopsided victory. The loss dropped Ukiah (9-7) into fourth place in the North Bay League at 4-5, tied with the Pincr Prospectors (7-6). Rancho Cotate (10-7) pulled into a second-place tie with the Cardinal Newman Cardinals at 6-4, each half a game behind the front-running Montgomery Vikings. David Morrison was the bright spot for the Wildcats, getting two of Ukiah's eight hits on the day. Ukiah JVs 6 Rancho Cotate JVs 4 Ukiah's junior varsity scored six See RANCHO, Page A-9 Big ninth inning rally saves day for Eagles By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor The Mendocino Eagles were saving the best for last Saturday afternoon in Marysville. Mendocino went into the ninth inning trailing 3-2, then scored eight times to whip the 49ers, 10-3. Mendocino had 21 hits as a team, with everyone who played getting at least one hit. "Yuba had three hits and had made three errors'going into the ninth and we had 11 hits, and I looked up at the Scoreboard and we were losing," said Mendocino head coach Kevin Smallcomb. "But hitting got real contagious in that final inning." Troy Logan, who had two hits in the ninth inning alone, led off the rally with a double. After a single Ukiah Lions hold off Gino's, 5-4 By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor The Ukiah Lions escaped a sixth-inning rally and defeated Gino's, 5-4, Saturday in North Ukiah Little League action. The win left the Lions all alone in first place with a 5-1 record. Gino's dropped to 3-2 and third place. Gino's started off hot, scoring three times in the first inning thanks to a walk to Matt Atkinson and singles by Ben Fritts and Derek Heath. But the Lions fought back, scoring a single run in both the first and second innings. The Lions took the lead for good with a three-run third. Ryan Herring was hit by a pitch and Tim Bogner walked. Jed Honeycutt then came through with a big double and later scored on a wild pitch. Gino's put on its final rally in the sixth inning trailing by two. Atkinson walked with one out and Fritts tripled to center to make it 5-4. Herring, playing second base for the Lions, robbed Matt Christenson of a hit by snaring his pop up and saved the day. Bogner then struck out the final hitter to give the Lions the victory. Fritts went 2-fpr-4 to lead Gino's, with Atkinson, Heath, Connor Rustenhoven and Isaac Jacobs also getting hits. Bogner, Honeycutt, Matt Bustamante and Mike Nordyke had hits for the Lions. Steve Outrun/The Daily Journal Umpire Art Munoz calls out the Lions' Jed Honeycutt after Honeycutt tried to steal second base. Gino's shortstop Matt Atkinson applied the tag. by Rod Wilburn, Aaron Ford scored Logan with an RBI single. Chris Brunemeyer followed with a beautiful bunt that Yuba's catcher threw into right field, scoring Wilburn and Ford and sending Brunemeyer all the way to third. Ken Carter then roped a single up the middle to make it 6-3. Mendocino was just getting started. Carter stole second, and one Ml later Jake Spring singled to 'centerto make it 7-3. Pat PetheTfol- lowed with art RBI triple'! and with two outs Logan got his second hit of the inning, a single to score Pethel. Wilburn also got his second hit of the inning, a double to score Wilburn. Mendocino is now 8-10 in the Bay Valley Conference. Yuba fell to 5-16 in the BVC. UHS golfers can only hope for NCS berth By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus Ukiah High School's golfers can only wait and hope for a possible North Coast Section team playoff at-large bid, even after finishing second in Friday's Rancho Cotate Invitational. With Spencer Webb the steadiest Ukiah golfer with his five- over-par 77 and brothers Brady and Joey Wildberger shooting rounds of 82, Peter Mirata an 83 and Matt Park an 85, the UHS team posted a five-card total of 409 strokes. But Santa Rosa High School, which had shot 424 in a dual match Thursday on the Ukiah course to Ukiah's 411, got hot Friday to win the team Rancho Invitational title with a 399 total. Cardinal Newman, as North Bay League champion, gets an automatic NCS bid. Traditionally the 23-year Rancho Invitational winning team, other than the regular-season NBL champion, has the inside track for a second NBL entry into NCS. Ukiah, which edged rivals Montgomery (410) and host Rancho (411) for second, is expected to apply for an at-large berth on its overall NBL second place and multi Top-10 finishes in Invitationals. McMullen, Langford share Mendocino County Open lead By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sport* Editor Emeritus Playing together in the same foursome, Ukiah's John McMullen and Santa Rosa's Greg Langford Saturday shared the first-round lead in the Championship Flight of the Mendocino County Men's Open Golf Championship tournament, which concludes with the final 18 holes today. Both shot identical nine-hole front and back scores of 32-36-68 on the Par-70 Ukiah Municipal Golf Course. The Championship Flight, com- posed of players with 0 to 6 handicap ratings, will be the last flight to tee off today at approximataely 10:54 a.m., with players of the Third Flight leading off today at 8 a.m. as flight tee times are inverted from the order of Saturday. There are 33 players in the Championship Flight, all playing at "scratch," without handicap allowances, with the winner the player who finishes the two days of play with the lowest gross stroke total. All other flight winners and platings will be on a net-stroke basis, a player's aggregate stroke total minus • his handicap allowance. Other first-day Mendocino County Championship leaders included Wayne Salyards and Tim Pearce (66), Dan Murphy (64) and Reade Wise (66). Langford, a product of the Stanislaus State University (Turlock) golf program, and McMullen, a former Ukiah High School standout and captain of the University of San Francisco golf team last season, hold a three-stroke Championship Flight lead over David Capel, Brian Koch and O.J. McCulley, each tied at 71. Pearce and Salyards share a two- stroke lead over Scott Herman (Willits), Fred Nickel and Pete Duenas in .Second Flight with 68-nets. Ed Eversole and Jim Brown, each at 68-net, and Dave Hansen (69-net) hope to further pressure Third Flight leader Reade Wise (66-net) today. Langford birdied the fourth, sixth and eighth holes on the front nine Saturday. McMullen, who has been an assistant coach at USF this season and has been playing some excellent golf of late, credited his Ukiah High School golfing brother, Donald, for a "realy good" caddy read on the 16th hole to keep him in the hunt. McMullen put together a string of five pars and two birdies through the seventh hole, then ran into trouble and three-putted on No. 10 and also bogied No. 11. But he got in the groove again to par 12-15, birdie 16 with the help of the good read by his caddy, and birdied 17, parring 18 after the ball rolled See COIF, Page A-10

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