12 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27,1987 Errors cost Willits in league opener Wildcats run over El Molina By DAVE CURL Journal Sport*' Editor KELSEYVILLE—Willits' punting game held the key for Kelseyville throughout Saturday's North Central League I opener, as the Indians used poor punt coverage on the Wolverines' first kick and a bad punt snap in the second quarter to earn a hard-fought 9-7 win over Willits at the Indian's home field Saturday afternoon. Bad breaks were the only way anybody was going to score, as both defenses dominated throughout the contest, holding each other to under 150 yards of total offense on a hot afternoon in Kelseyville. An unidentified Indian returned a Willits punt 40 yards to the \ydtver- ine 17 yard-line the first^ink : they touched the ball Saturday, tfien; taking advantage of a Willits' penalty that took the ball to the 12, scored three plays later on a Jim Berganciano 2 yard run to take a 7-0 lead just three minutes into the game. In the second quarter, bad luck again struck Willits' punt team, as the snap from center eluded punter Todd Dunaway and went through the endzone for a 9-0 Indian lead. Soon after the safety, midway in the second quarter, Willits saw a break go their way, as Dunaway scooped up a loose ball at their own 30 yard line and raced 70 yards for a score. ; That was all the scoring, as both teams played tough, solid defense. Kelseyville did challenge in the second half, driving the ball all the way down to the Wolverine 1 yard line, but the defense rose to the occasion behind Ken McAllister, Anthony Wallace and others to keep the Indians out of the end zone. Jesse Martinez and the rest of Willits' running attack were totally shut down by the Indians' constantly stunting defense, allowing just 66 yards on the ground. Wolverine head coach Dave Clark praised his defense's effort, especially over the final three quarters. Unfortunately, poor field position plagued the Wolverines all afternoon, according to Clark. "We seemed to start every scries in the hole" Clark said, adding that, despite a fine punting performance from Dunaway, Kelseyville staeted just about every posession from around midfield. The jayvees kept on their winning ways however, as tough Kelly Fonson scored all three touchdowns in the Wolverine jayvees' 18-0 blanking of the Indians.' Fonson started off his big day by picking off an errant Kelseyville pass and returning it SO yards for a 6-0 lead. Later, the sophomore, who has how played two outstanding games in a row, added his second touchdown with a 35 yard scamper, later closing out both his and Willits' scoring with an 8 yard touchdown run. Willits returns home next Friday night to host defending NCL I champ Upper Lake at Earl Maize Field, beginning with the jayvce contest at 5:30 p.m. Giants inch closer to clinching N.L. west Six-run sixth inning does in Giants ATLANTA (AP) — pion James started a six-run sixth inning with a single and capped it with a tvo-run single as the Atlanta I raves defeated San Francisco 10-5 Saturday night, preventing the Giants from tlinching a tie for the National League West title. • The Giants' magic number for clinching was reduced to two when Houston beat second-place Cincinnati 5-3 in an afternoon game. After Atlanta's Dale Murphy tied the! score 3-3 with his 43rd home run in the fourth, the Braves sent 12 batters to the plate in the sixth. Five got hits, including Gerald Perry, whip drove in the first two runs with a double. Reliever Rick Reuschel, 13-8, took the loss. Charlie Puleo, 6-8, pitched two scoreless innings, allowing one hit for the victory. Paul Assenmacher pitched three innings for his second save. Eagles lose to Butte 10-0 . Mendocino College came close a couple of times, having one drive stall on Butte's 8 yard line and another ending with a pass dropped in the end zone in faffing 10-0 to Butte College's Roadrunners Satur- day night at Ukiahi Stadium. Mendocino's defense was up to the task all night, limiting Butte to just one touchdown, a 14 yard pass from quarterback Pete Mason to Nick Pettencil early in the third quarter. By DAVE CURL Journal Sports Editor Ukiahi's varsity gridders showed off an awesome running attack Friday night in their home opener, as four different running backs, along with quarterback Eric Tate and receiver Mike Carlsen all scored in the Wildcats' 49-0 rout of the outmanned El Molino Lions to raise their season record to a spotless 2-0. The starting backfield of Archie Dunsing and Corey Heine had everything their own way throughout the first half, combining for 192 rushing yards (Dunsing 114 yds, Heine 78) by intermission. Neither back saw much action in the second half, as head coach Jim Larson emptied his bench early. After taking a commanding 28-0 halftime lead, Larson began to empty his bench, with sophomore signal caller Kevin Howland opening the third quarter. After just one series, the other starters were gone, as Ukiahi's second-teamcrs came on to move the ball as well, taking advantage of El Molino turnovers to score three touchdowns of their own. The reserves first got on the board in the third quarter as Howland, throwing his first pass of the season, made it count, as Mike Carlsen (one of the few starters remaining in the lineup) made a leaping, twisting grab lor a 16 yard touchdown for a 35-0 lead. Soon after the sideling grumbling began in earnest for the regulars, complaining that after a two-week layoff, all they got was two quarters of playing time. The offense, even with the reserves, were forced to punt only cnce all night, that with just 44 seconds left in the third quarter. Ukiahi started their scoring on their opening drive, as Heine and Dunsing took turns blasting through the Lions' defense. "Iron horse Dunsing" got the Cats' on the board with a two yard run less than five minutes into the game. The Cats didn"t wait long to get back on the board,' as defensive lineman Derek Shawk put the Cats' in great position just 18 seconds late/, recovering the first of five Lion turnovers at El Molino's 10 yard line. Ukiahi took their time, wailing two plays before Heine powered in from the one yard line, upping the score to 14-0 with 6:31 still remaining in the opening quarter. After an El Molino drive stalled, punter Todd Wheeler provided perhaps the Lion's offensive highlight, driving a punt 46 yards down to Ukiahi's own ten yard line. Ukiahi's offensive line had a "field day" against El Molino's defense In Friday's 49-0 win. Here Rich Ramos (right, dark jersey) and Ivan Anderholm display the blocking and pull- Ing form that netted Ukiahi well over 200 rushing yards Friday night. Then came a masterful 13 play, 90 yard touchdown drive by the Cat's, culminated by Heine's second touchdown of the night, from 8 yards out. The drive was all on the ground, taking 5:38 off the clock as Ukiahi put on a clinic in ball- control offense. Ukiahi showed they could pass as well as run on their next poses- sion, as Eric Talc found Mike Carlsen for a 50 yard completion down to the Lions' 16 yard line, one of two completions in four attempts by both Ukiahi quarterbacks. Penalties cost the Cats a possible touchdown after Carlsen's .grab, along with a later sweep by . 'Corey Heine. ' . But on their next possession, Ukiahi, keeping the ball on the ground, scored again in the final minute of the half, as Tate scored on a three yard keeper around right end. Ukiahi added two fourth- quarter touchdowns, as reserve backs Larry Scatena and Kevin Holt each scored from 1 and 10 yards out, both touchdowns setup on turnovers. Both Scatena and Holt, along with Brian Reyes and Jimmy Payne, who cracked off the longest Wildcat run from scrimmage on the night (27 yards) all looked good, giving Ukiahi outstanding depth in the backfield. El Molino had troubles hanging on to the ball at times, with, with fumble recoveries by Shawk, Dathan Wood and Dennis Knapp adding to the rout. Safety John Yull and linebacker David Kindopp added interceptions to the defensive effort. Ukiahi's ease in moving the ball was due in part to the Cats' absolute domination of the line of scrimmage. Dunsing, who ended up 136 yards rushing in just 18 carries went out of his way to praise the offensive line of Rich Ramos, Cory .Brown, Brett Chappell, Ivan Andciholm and Greg "B am B am" Lee. "I was never touched until I was 5 yards downfield" Dunsing said afterward, adding that he couldn't believe the holes were "so big." Guard Ivan Anderholm, an instrumental part of the Cats dominating ground game said "they (El Molino) tried everything to fill the holes, but they couldn't do it." The jayvees, while gaining far less than the varsity's 300+ yards of offense, still racked up 35 points, mostly on turnovers as they also pitched a shutout. Ukiahi scored 21 first quarter points, as Scan McGce rushed for one score, caught a pass from quarterback Pat Pclhcl for another, and set up a Brett colom- bini touchdown with a 51 yard scamper. The jayvec starters couldn't muster another score, but. like the varsity, the second-teamcrs came through in the second half. On the "second O's" first play from scrimmage, with over 6 minutes remaining in the game, Tom Milder scampered virtually untouched around right end for a 34 yard touchdown and a 28-0 lead. . Just 114, minutesilater, the jay-.., vec's second defensive unit got on the board as well, with Dallas Richey scooping up. an errant snap from center and going in untouched from 8 yards out for the final score of the game. The jayvees outgained El Molino by only 33 yards (139-106) but six turnovers and numerous-mistakes at crucial times did the Lions in, as they suffered their first loss after a 2-0 start. Both varsity and jayvce teams travel to Marin County next Friday night to take on stubborn San Rafael in what should be a belter test for both teams. Saturday's baseball roundup It's looking good for the birds Bearcats blank A.V. for first victory Both Cardinals and Blue Jays beginning to stretch leads in both N.L and A.L. east Juan Beniquez hit a pinch, bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the nintty inning to give Toronto a 10-9 victory over Detroit Saturday as the Blue Jays increased their lead to 3'/i games in the American League East. It was the second straight day that Toronto scored three runs in its final at-bat to defeat Detroit. The Blue Jays trailed 9-7 when Jesse Barfield started the ninth with his third double of the game and went to third on Willie Upshaw's infield single. Cardinals 5, Cubs 3 Dan Driessen hit a two-run homer in the first inning and John Tudor won his sixth consecutive game as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Chicago Cubs, 5-3, Saturday to take a 3'/i -game lead over New York in the NL East. The victory reduced the Cardinals' magic number for clinching the division to five games. St. Louis has eight games left, including the final three with the Mets at Busch Stadium. Indians; 11, Angels 10 Brett Butler scored the winning run when third baseman Jack Howell bobbled Brook Jacoby's two- out bouncer, giving the Cleveland Indians a 10-inning 11-10 victory jover the California Angels Saturday. : Reggie Ritter, 1 -1, picked up his first major league victory with 1 2-3 innings of hitless relief. Brewers 3, Red Sox 2 Mike Felder hit a gp-ahead homer and rookie Dave Stapleton pitched 62-3 innings of two-hit relief Saturday as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. Felder's second homer of the season came off Boston loser Al Nipper, jlO-12, and capped a three-run Milwaukee third inning. Royals 7, Twins 4 Danny Tartabull's three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning boosted the Kansas City Royals to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. The victory went to Royals reliever John Davis, 5-2, who pitched two innings of hitless relief after taking over for starter Bret Saberhagen, who gave up four runs on six hits in six innings. Gene Garber pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his seventh save. Pirates 8, Mets 2 Doug Drabek pitched six-hit ball for eight-plus innings and drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates past the New York Mets 8-2 Saturday. Barry Bonds hit a two-run homer, his 24th of the season, to cap a four-run second inning against Dwight Gooden, 15-7, and Bobby Bonilla went 3-for-5 with two runs batted. Astros 5, Reds 3 Terry Puhl hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run fourth inning that carried the Houston Astros to a 5-3 victory Saturday over the Cincinnati Reds. Danny Darwin, 9-10, allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings to help the Astros snap a streak of four consecutive losses and seven straight on the road. Larry Andersen finished the game for his fifth save. Expos 7, Phillies 4 Hubie Brooks hit his fourth career grand slam to break a seventh-inning tie and give Montreal a 7-4 victory over Philadelphia Saturday night, keeping the Expos four games behind NL East-leading St. Louis. Dodgers 3, Padres 1 San Diego's Benito Santiago hit safely in his 28lh consecutive game Saturday to set an all-lime major- league record for rookies, but Glenn Hoffman hit a tie-breaking two-run single in the sixth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers past the Padres, 3-1. Yankees 2, Orioles 0 Don Mattingly's sixth-inning, ground-rule double broke a scoreless tie and Dave Winfield added a solo homer in the ninth as the New York Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Saturday night. A's close to elimination Greg Walker lined a two-out single to right to cap a two-run ninth inning rally that lifted the Chicago White Sox over the slumping Oakland Athletics 3-2 Saturday. Donnie Hill started the rally with a one-out walk off reliever Eric Plunk, 4-6. Harold Baines singled to center, sending Hill to third. Darryl Boston ran for Baines and Ivan Calderon tied the game when his high chopper to third base was dropped by Carney Lansford as Hill scored. After Carlton Fisk struck out, left-hander Gary Lavelle was brought on to face Walker, who lined a 3-2 pitch to right to give Chicago its 11th win in 14 games and hand the Athletics their fourth straight loss. By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sport* Editor Emeritus Potter Valley's Bearcats Saturday afternoon scored their first Varsity victory, frustrating Anderson Valley, 6-0, in a non-league game in Potter Valley, following the Bearcats' jayvees 12-8 win over the Panthers. Next Saturday the 1-2 Bearcats travel to Femdale to meet the Wildcats in an afternoon doubleheader, also non-league. Coach Fred Austin saw considerable improvement in the Potter defensive unit, led by a key 70-yard pass-interception run by Juvenal Vasquez in the third quarter, and the Inkster leads San Jose golf SAN JOSE (AP) — Juli Inkster, seeking her first LPGA victory of the year, fired a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to take a one-stroke lead after two rounds of the $300,000 San Jose Classic "I felt really relaxed, probably the most relaxed I've been since playing here," said Inkster, 27, a San Jose State graduate, who had five birdies and no bogeys. Inkster, 19lh on the money list after finishing third last year, was at 6-under 138 after 36 holes. She held a one-stroke, lead over first-round leader Missie BerteotU, who had a 71. Defending champion Patty Sheehan, Cindy Figg-Currier, Jan Stephenson and Amy Alcott were next at 140. "It's been a disappointing year and a tough year for me," said Inkster, who chipped in from 45 feet on the par-3, 170-yard 13lh hole for one of her birdies. hard-hitting all -around game of defensive end David Delaney and tackle Bob McCosker. However, (he Bearcats, leading 6-0 on a two-yard touchdown smash by sophomore Tim Brown, one of three starting sophs in the Bearcat backfield Saturday, couldn't turn Vasquez' interception into points. Anderson Valley, always hard- nosed and competitive against the cross-mountain Bearcats, got 97-yards rushing and tough defensive play from 48-minute player Willie Housley. But a touchdown by Housley was called back on a clip, leaving Anderson Valley six points and a possible conversion short of victory. The visiting Panthers, coach Fred Austin reports, were in Potter's backyard the entire first quarter. But in the second the Bearcats, helped by a couple Panther penalties, sustained a drive of about 50 yards, featuring hard running by another soph, Paco Juan, and a timely pass from soph QB Mark Falgout to soph Tim Brown. Austin hopes to have three seasoned starters off the injury list and playing at Femdale next week. Strong blocking by Darren Seav. David Delaney and Lowell Mason cleared the way for Tim Brown the final two yards into paydirt in that second quarter. The Bearcats missed the PAT as Potter's German exchange student, Sebastian Weil, never had a chance to kick a clean conversion after a bad snap. In the Jayvce game, Manuel Guerra carried 18 limes for 111 yards, scored one touchdown running, and caught three passes for 80 more yards. Passer Eric Smith was 4/6 for 102 yards and one touchdown. Chris Rau carried 10 times for 30 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 26 yards in the Potter JV victory. WEEKLY SPORTS CALENDAR TUESDAY Volleyball- Potter Valley at Mendocino, 7:30 p.m.; Ukiahi at Healdsburg, 4 p.m.; Willits at Clear Lake, 6 p.m. Soccer— Ukiahi boys at Analy, 4 p.m. Tennis Ukiahi hosts Piner, 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Volleyball Ukiahi hosts Petaluma, 4 p.m. THURSDAY Football Ukiahi frosh host Healdsburg, 4 p.m. Soccer Ukiahi at Santa Rosa, 3:30. Tennis Ukiahi at Rancho Cotate, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball Willits hosts Upper Lake, 6 p.m. FRIDAY Football— Ukiahi at San Rafael, 5:30 and 8 p.m.; Willits hosts Upper Lake, 5:45 amd 8 p.m. Volleyball- Potter Valley hosts Leggett Valley, 7 p.m.; Mendocino College in BVC Crossover tourney at Sierra College, through Saturday. Soccer— Ukiahi girls host Piner, 4 p.m. SATURDAY Football— Mendocino College at Redwoods, 7 p.m.; Potter Valley at Femdale, noon and 2 p.m.; Pop Warner hosts Rancho Cotate, 4, 6 and 8 p.m. Volleyball Ukiahi in Piner Goldrush tourney, beginning at 8 a.m. Soccer , Willits hosts Geyserville, noon.
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