Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 4, 1993 · Page 7
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 7

Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, May 4, 1993
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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To rtport sport* mw* totophoM St«v» QirarMn, 468-3521 Sports TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1993 DIGEST Lions sponsor Mountain Bike race May 23 • The Mountain Lions Club of Cobb (Lake County) is hosting a Mountain Bicycle Race in beautiful &oggs Mountain State Forest in Cobb on Sunday, May 23. The course will be a mix of single-track and dirt roadways covering 11V4 miles through beautiful forest country. Some classes will make two loops for A total distance of 23 miles. This is a National Off- Road Bicycle Association (NORBA) sanctioned event. A NORBA official will be present. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and racing will commence at 10 a.m. ' Prizes will be given for the first five finishers in each of 16 different categories. NORBA membership Is mandatory to enter, although one-day memberships can be purchased the day of the event. For pre-registration forms and further information, write to Mountain Lions Club, P.O. Box 701, Cobb, Calif. 95426, or call (707) 928-5870. ! Entrance fees include a hot lunch following the race and a free T-shirt for pre- registered entrants. Net proceeds support the Lions Community Center in Cobb. SCORES Little League Blue Jays A's 0 11 Broiler 7 PV Health Center 3 Men's B-2 Softball Fidelity National 5 Redwppd Plaza ,,.,., 0 TRIVIA Who was the last major leaguer to hit two home runs in an All-Star game? (answer at bottom of schedule) SCHEDULE TUESDAY TENNIS • Lower Lake High at Willits High (4 p.m.) • Ukiah High at Finer High (4 p.m.) BASEBALL • Lower Lake High at Willits High (4 p.m.) • Fort Bragg High at Ukiah High freshmen (4 p.m.) • Solano College at Mendocino College (noon doubleheader) SOFTBALL • Lower Lake High at Willits High (4 p.m.) • Ukiah High at Montgomery High (4 p.m.) LITTLE LEAGUE • McDonald's vs. Valley Paving (NU, 6 p.m.) • White Sox vs. Mets (SU, 5:30 p.m.) PONY LEAGUE • Rangers vs. White Sox (5:45 pan.) • Twins vs. Angels (8 p.m.) 'C' VOLLEYBALL • Mass Confusion vs. Pro Style (7:20 p.m.) to RJ's Team vs. Rich Shubert (7:20 p.m.) • The Blasters vs. Angell s (8:05 p.m.) • Valley Volleyers vs. Ball Hogs (8:05 p.m.) • Northern Circle Housing vs. Redwood Valley Cougars (8:50 p.m.) • Legal Beagles vs. Foster Freeze (8:50 p.m.) MEN'S B-2 • Redwood Plaza Car Wash vs. Sports Attic (6:30 p.m.) • Coyote Valley vs. Fidelity National (7:45 p.m.) • Miller/Angel Distributing vs. Louisiana Pacific (9 p.m.) WEDNESDAY BASEBALL • Ukiah High at Piner High (3:30 p.m.) (Answer: Gary Carter hit a pair of dingers in 1981.) Good day for McGwire LITTLE LEAGUE HIGHLIGHTS NEW YORK (AP) — Mark McGwire hit a pair of two-run homers, went 4-for-4 and made three diving slops at first base, leading the Oakland Athletics over the New York Yankees 4-2 Monday night. Bob Welch (3-2) pitched the A v s to only their second road win of the season in eight tries. They won for just the third time in the last 10 games overall, but lost left fielder Rickey Henderson to a bruised right shoulder. McGwire hit a two-run homer in the first inning off Jim Abbott (1 -5), then singled twice before hitting his fifth homer of the year in the eighth against Scott Kamieniecki for a 4-1 lead. McGwire had the 25th multi- homer game of his career and second this season. He also tied a career high with four hits, last done on Sept. 20, 1987. McGwire improved to 10 for 23 lifetime against Abbott with four home runs. Welch gave up a leadoff triple in the first inning to Bernie Williams, who scored on a grounder by Wade Boggs, and a single to Pat Kelly in the second. He did not allow another hit until Williams singled in the seventh, and Rick Honcycutt relieved. Kevin Maas hit an RBI single in the New York eighth against Edwin Nunez. Dennis Eckersley pitched the ninth for his third save. Abbott fell to 1-7 lifetime against the A's, the team that has given him the most trouble. The Yankees haven't helped him much either, giving him only 12 runs in six starts. A's clobber Blue Jays, 11-0 Ben Pattee and Andrew Spencer put on a great show Monday in a 11 -0 A's shutout of the Blue Jays in South Ukiah Little League action. Pattee and Spencer combined to toss a one-hitter as the A's avenged Sunday's 12-8 loss to the 'Jays, improving to 4-2 on the season. The Blue Jays dropped to 3-2. Pattee and Spencer also dominated at the plate. Pattee went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored, and Spencer went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs. Teammate Paul Kostas added a pair of hits, including a double, and scored a run. The Blue Jays' Patrick Castro broke up the no-hit bid with a single leading off the fifth inning. The A's broke open the game with a six-run fourth inning, and Pattee and Spencer added to an 8-0 lead with homers in a three- run fifth inning. Broiler 7 PV Health Center 3 Broiler evened its record at 3-3 with a convincing 7-3 victory over Potter Valley Health Center (4-3) in North Ukiah Little League play Monday night. David Solda pitched the first 2'/j innings for Broiler and Nick Dale relieved for V/i innings in the victory. Solda, Dale, Ben Strong, Zim Crabtree and Richard Solda each scored one run for Broiler, and Joey Venturi scored twice. Will Brown paced Potter Valley with a pair of hits. Marcus Freeman had a hit and a walk, and teammate Josh Hill scored a pair of runs. In today's little league action, the White Sox (1-3) and Mets (2-2) battle in the South and McDonald's (3-2) takes on Valley Paving (0-5) in the North. -I IK 1 !' The Wllllts High School golf team, led by CMC Tourney medalist Scott Herman, right, who shot a sparkling three- over-par 73 In the rain Monday on the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course, placed second In the tourney and clinched the Willits golfers win CMC title, clinch automatic NCS berth By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus The Willits High School golfers finished second to Mendocino High School in Monday's Coastal Mountain Conference Championship Tourney on the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course. The Wolverines also clinched the CMC golfing championship, picking up five postseason points to edge Fort Bragg by a single point for the league team title, their second in as many seasons. After final tabulations it was found that Mendocino won Monday's tourney with a five-man total of 439 strokes, with Willits second at 446 and Fort Bragg third with 451. Willits, by finishing second, again won the CMC title with 32 match victories and four losses. By clinching its second straight CMC team title, Willits, led by CMC tourney medalist Scott Herman with a 73 Monday, also won the biggest prize of automa- tic berth in next Monday's North Coast Section playoffs at Fountain Grove in Santa Rosa. Rincon Valley, which placed last in league standings, will have its true golfing ace, Dan Armitage, in NCS individual competition Monday. Armitage, who led the CMC golfers throughout the season with a 79 strokes-per-round average, shot a 78 Monday and is joined as a CMC individual golfing representative by Mendocino's Bryan Paulson (79) and Fort Bragg's Jesse Ellis (80) in the May 10 NCS shootout in Santa Rosa. As in the large-school North Bay League, the CMC league dual- match, or otherwise designated champion, is the automatic league NCS representative, which in 1993 in the NBL is Cardinal Newman. The latter will have a decided advantage, perhaps, because the NCS playoffs will be held at Newman's and Ursuline's home course. See WILLITS, Page 10 Martin picks up where he left off Defending Late Model champ wins Main Event Defending Late Model champion Mike Martin piloted his classic 1973 Chevelle to the first Late Model Main Event victory of the season Saturday night at the Ukiah Speedway. Martin celebrated his win with a "Polish Victory Lap" in honor of the late NASCAR Winston Cup champion Alan Kulwicki, carrying the checkered flag clockwise around the quarter-mile oval. Returning to competition after a set SPEEDWAY, Page 10 Third In'the'second Heat Race his traffic Steve Oucrtin/Thc Daily Joumil Late Model racing competition last led fifth In the Main Event and took Tennis Tidbits Chris Kretchmer Glenn Erickion/The Daily Journal Coastal Mountain Conference title and a North Coast Section playoff berth. Ole Buch, left, Jesse Butterfleld, Ethan Slscho, Tyler Clark, Aaron Relndahl and Herman won 32 matches and lost only four In the CMC dual season. Glenn Eiick»on/The Duly Joumil Wllllts freshman Aaron Relndahl was out In the rain practicing pitching and putting moments after helping the Wolverines place second In Monday's CMC Playoffs on the Ukiah Municipal Course. Feeling sorry for Monica Monica, we're really sorry about what happened. Up until last Friday, you could tour Europe during the summer clay court season enjoying life as only a successful millionaire might. In 1992 you were the toast of the continent, changing designer outfits, high society dinner guests and hair colors almost as fast as you racked up tournament victories. Friday all that changed. A knife-wielding maniac from our side of the arena took it upon . himself to ensure that Steffi.,,' ,. Graf won the tournament you were playing in. Physically you will recover. The latest reports are that the damage is relatively minimal and that you will have a quick and complete recovery. Mentally? I don't think there is any doubt that you will emerge from the experience a changed player and a changed person, touched perhaps for the first time in your young life by the brutal world that exists outside the lines. A world where violence, crime and insanity have become common place. A world where there arc no referees and no rules. Strange as it is, Monica, we outside the lines seem to have become accustomed to the violence in our world, on our streets and in our schools. It presents itself daily on our television screens and in our papers, and we shake our heads and wish it would all go away, but seem to have come to accept it as a part of our daily reality, not able or willing to rise up and demand that it stop. But attack a sports star? That is going too far. We still believe strongly in purity of sport, and we are outraged when violence infringes upon it's sanctity. You said it yourself after the attack, mumbling, "This is impossible. How can this happen?" Despite its problems, through sport we wantonly fool ourselves into believing that there is at least one place in this world where right beats wrong, where rules insure fair play, where hard work ends in success, where the fairy tale can come true. It is of critical importantance to us that it remains that way. We need stars to envy, examples that sometimes our dreams really can come true. Role models for our children. The rumor is that you are very depressed and that there is a good chance you may be giving up tennis for good. Don't do it Monica! Please don't do it. You see things are tough for those of us outside the lines. Recently it seems that the wackos and the crazies are winning more than their share of the battles. Don't let them win this one. You're not perfect, but you're the best we've got and we can't afford to lose any more like you.

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