Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 28, 1987 · Page 7
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Giants maul Braves, clinch tie for crown S.F. can win West tonight ATLANTA (AP) — The San Francisco Giants wanted to wrap up the National League West title. Phil Niekro wanted to go out in style. They both got their wish — almost. Candy Maldonado hit a grand slam and drove in six runs Sunday as the Giants clinched a tie for the division championship by routing Atlanta 15-6 in Niekro's farewell appearance. After the game, Niekro, as expected, announced his retirement and said he would take a front-office job with the Braves next season. "I couldn't think of a better way to retire than with an 'A' on my cap," he said. Niekro alsd wanted to leave with a 'W.' But not even an eephus pitch could help the 48-year-old knuckleballer hold a 5-0 lead. He left with no outs in the fourth inning, and was charged with five runs on six hits and six walks. "I was struggling frovn the first inning on. It was a matter of not getting anybody out," Niekro admitted. After San Francisco fell behind early, Manager Roger Craig told his team in the dugout it would score 10 runs. The Giants did even better and finished with 19 hits. Jose Uribe had four of them, including two triples, and Jeffrey Leonard homered. "Roger has said some amazing things this year and they've come true," said Maldonado, whose pinch-hit slam capped a six-run fourth inning. The Giants can clinch their first NL West title since 1971 tonight with either a victory in San Diego or a loss by second-place Cincinnati to Atlanta. They had five cases of champagne on ice Sunday, but Cincinnati rallied late against Houston for a 4-2 victory to avoid elimination and spoil the party. "We're not going to back in," Craig said. "We deserve to be in first place and we'll finish first." Niekro may also have deserved better, but he showed signs of a month-long layoff. He walked the bases loaded in the first inning and left the game after throwing 80 pitches, just 38 for strikes. Around the NL Sunday, the four-game series the Montreal Expos have been thinking about for weeks is one day away. They will meet the Cardinals in St. Louis with first-place in the East on the line. The Cardinals gave the third-place Expos a chance in the National League East Sunday by dropping a 7-3 decision to Chicago while Montreal beat Philadelphia 5-3 to move within three games. The second-place New York Mets start a three- game series in Philadelphia tonight, trailing the Cards by IVi games. The Mets and Cardinals finish the season with three games in St. Louis, and the Expos close out the year with three games against Chicago at home. The Mets pounded Pittsburgh, 12-3, Sunday, behind the pitching of Bob Ojeda and three-run homer of Kevin McReynoIds. MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28,1987 SPORTS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Dolphins get their rewards A total of 138 Ukiah Dolphins Swim Club youngsters 4 to 18 years of age received at least one trophy award each Saturday night at the annual awards ceremony, signifying conclusion of one of the best Dolphin seasons in years. Named by their swimming peers to receive the Bob Pearce-Sandra Hardman Memorial Award, emblematic of all that is best in a Dolphin girl or boy as an athlete and student and team leader, were Rose Jamison and Scott Gawel. Other major 1987 Dolphin Swim Club awards announced at Saturday's breakfast snack time by coaches Lee Panttaja, Rick Mulvihill and Dave Sperry, many sponsored by (he Ukiah Soroptimist International women, sponsors of Dolphin swimming for nearly 35 years, included: GOLDEN DOLPHIN AWARD, the first awarded since Harbor Williams, now swimming at Chico Stale received the first, went to Zac Robinson, an incoming freshman possible International Relations- Business major at Brown University, Rhode Island. He swam as often, as hard and as long as he could, until 18. MOST OUTSTANDING '87 DOLPHINS-Mary Colvig, 9-10 age group competitor who broke Lanac Shuster's 200-individual medley record and reached an A AU qualifying time standard. Also, Chris Hankins, extremely hard-working 15-18 swimmer who showed by example much of what is best in an age-group swimmer as a competitor and a person. MOST IMPROVED DOLPHINS-Mclissa Dickey, one of several fast-improving 8-undcr girls, a girl whom team representatives say worked cxtrmely hard and earned both AAU "A" times and many places for her team. Also, Don Bua, 13-14 boys, who "stayed with it" through several seasons until he became a Redwood Empire Championship point- winner and an "A" time swimmer and budding team leader. Ladies of the Ukiah Soroptimist International were on hand to assist in the presentation of awards. Without the fiscal and hands-on help of the Soroptimists and parents of the swimmers, competitive swimming in Ukiah would not be possible. SCOREBOARD Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE EMI Division W L Pet. GB Toronto 86 60 .615 — Detroit 83 62 .600 2% Milwaukee 87 69 .558 9 New York 85 70 .548 KM Botton 74 81 .477 21'/. Baltimore 64 81 .413 31'/, Cleveland 60 96 .385 36 Wttl Olvltton W L Pet. GB MlnnMOta 84 72 .538 Kantat City 78 78 .500 6 Oakland 77 79 .494 7 Seattle 73 82 .471 10S Ttxa* 73 82 .471 10* California 73 83 .468 11 Chicago 72 84 .462 12 •aliirdty'e Ginwt Kantat CHy 7. Minnesota 4 Cleveland 11. California 10. 10 Innings Toronto 10, Detroit 9 Milwaukee 3. Botton 2 Chicago 3. Oakland 2 New York Z, Baltimore 0 Stall* 2. Texat 1 •undtv't Game* California 11. Cleveland e Detroit 3, Toronto 2, 13 Innings Baltimore 9, New York 6 Minnesota 8, Kama* Cily 1 Milwaukee 9. Botlon 8 Chicago 6. Oakland 0 Seattle 5. Te>M 3 Uonday'e Garnet , , Botlon (Woodward 1-1) at New York (Quickton 3-2). (n) Baltimore (Habyan 5-6) at Detroit (Morrlt 18-10), (n) Milwaukee (Weaman 10-11) at Toronto (Cerunl 11-4). (n) Seattle (langtton 18-12) at Kansas City Minnesota Niekro 7-12) at Texas (Guzman 14-12), (n) Only garnet scheduled St. Loult New York Montr Ml Philadelphia Pllltburjh Chicago San Francisco Cinc Cincinnati Houtton Lot Angeles Atlanta San Dl*0o NATIONAL LEAGUE Eatt Division I 91 64 89 67 88 67 78 78 75 81 74 81 Plvltton 85 70 78 77 73 82 69 86 67 87 64 91 Pet. GB .587 .571 2V1 .568 3 .500 13 VI .481 16% .477 17 Pet. GB .648 — .503 7 .471 12 .445 16 .435 17'.-! .413 21 Blocked out of action Dave Curl A defender for visiting El Mollno (no. 45 In white) was rudely treated by a couple of Uklahi Wildcat offensive linemen during Friday night's 49-0 home-opening Ukiahi romp. The Wildcats, 2-0 In non-North Bay League games, gobbled up more than 200 yards on the ground against the Lions via plays just like this. Ukiahi visits San Rafael this Friday night. Ukiah Lions blast Healdsburg, 30-0 Key injuries in tough Eagles' loss By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus Coach Dan Drew and his staff hope to have a few more players and more offense in Eureka Saturday night, when Mendocino College docs gridiron battle with the strong Corsairs of College of the Redwoods. However, the status of two of Mendocino's best players, Mike Beam and Steve White, hurt in the tough, 10-0 loss to Bulte College here Saturday night, has Drew a mite concerned. Should either or both be out of the COR struggle Saturday, the hoped-for return of prior banged-up players would be merely treading water so to speak in the Eagles' efforts to return to gridiron health. Especially offensive good health. The Eagles had their chances to score, but didn't, most notably early in the game when hard-running Brian Sap drove for yardage and starting QB Randy Galosic hit Clint Bennett, Butch West and others, only to have the drive stalled On pie Bulte 8 on a third and one pass incomplete in the endzone. The Eagles were hopeful Butte would expect the run; and then Mendocino came up inches short on placement of the football after a 4th and 1 QB sneak, to end the drive. Coach Drew, while admitting the sneak was close, said that mental errors, as well as costly nuisance penalties, including back to back illegal procedures, frustrated the Eagles on offense. A fourth-quarter drive led by QB Steve Mathlin, with help from Sap, who shook off a late-game injury to return to action, allowed the Eagles to keep ball possession nearly four minutes and to drive inside the Butte 30, where a fourth-down pass was intercepted on the nine, ending the last Mendocino drive. You can't win without scoring points, and Mendocino didn't Saturday night in Ukiahi Stadium before a small crowd. Redwoods at Eureka could be even tougher. Another sweep for Pop Warner teams By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus As expected, beating Healdsburg in Pop Warner football was a bit more difficult in some instances than steamrolling two previous teams this season. Missions accomplished Saturday night at Healdsburg, however, as the Ukiah Lion Cubs won, 14-0; the Junior Lions survived a rock and sock game, 14-0, and the Lions won by 30-0. Still undefeated, untied and unscored upon, the three Ukiah . Lions Club-sponsored Pop Warner tackle football teams this Saturday at 4,6 and 8 p.m. host Rohnert Park, which just defeated Ukiah's last travel opponent of the season, San Francisco PAL's big team, 30-6. Flags were flying in at least two of the three Healdsburg games Saturday night, and not from flag poles. i The Lion Cubs had one touchdown called back, and a long-gainer by Antoine Williams also eliminated by penalties. But the Cubs rrut together a sustained drive in the first quarter which stood up, Josh Heady going 12 yards up the middle to score. I Heady also got the second Cub TD in the third quarter, from seven yards out. Behind some tremendous team-blocking, led by Jason Squires' wipe-out of a linebacker and hits by Don McMullen, Josh Huff and Co. Other outstanding work was done by' 'converter'' Mike Diaz, an aroused Lion on defense, along with Justin Capri. Excellent football efforts were turned in by Haven Ray, Josh Scott and Shawn Peterson. The Junior Lions' entire defensive front line got the Ukiah team on the board in the second game, 2-0, as they all but buried a Healdsburg ball carrier behind the enemy goal line for a safety. That mass charge was led by Paul Moisio, Jared Ramsey, Brian Boyce and Jason Seelcy, early in the second-half, for a 2-0 Ukiah lead. I Also in the third quarter, Darrin Thompson drove into the endzone, was hammered and the ball popped loose, to be covered by alert Jason Seeley. . Matt Grqthe got the snap, spot and protection needed to kick the two-point placement to make it 10-0. Successful passes from Darrin Thompson to Jason Seeley and Matt Johnson gave Ukiah added possession times with first downs at crucial moments in the hard-hitting game, and Thompson, Maurice Travis and Rickie Blanchard came up with timely interception as well. The Ukiah Lions methodically put four touchdowns oh the board, including a brilliant 70-yard punt return by John Studer, and a great 47-yard touchdown run by Vince Snarski. Two other Lions scores came on short-yardage charges by Brady Bechtol, froni the three; and by Aaron Hookcns'from the two. The PAT unit clicked on three points-after, booted by Jason Moody. Tougher games are ahead. Like Rohnert Park, here, Saturday, and a future Oct. 31 Halloween meeting with the Bogey Men from San Marin in Uklahi Stadium, the San Marin team' smashing Petaluma Sunday, 36-6. Saturday'* Gum* Pittsburgh B, New York 2 Houston 6, Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 6, Chicago 3 Lot Angeles 3, San Diego 1 Montreal 7, Philadelphia 4 Atlanta 10, San Francisco & Sunday'* Gam** New York 12. Pittsburgh 3 Montreal 5, Philadelphia 3 San F'ancisco 15, Atlanta 6 Cinclnna'i 4, Houston 2 Chicago . St. Louie 3 Los Angelas 4, San Diego 3 Uonday'e Game* Atlanta (Z. Smith 15-8) at Cincinnati (Power 10-12), (n) New York (Candelarla 1-0) at Philadelphia (K.Qrost 9-14). (n) Los Angeles (Hershlser 16-14) at Houston (Dethales 10-6). (n) San Francisco (Dravecky 10-11) at San Diego (Show 8-16), (n) Only games scheduled SAN FRAN ATLANTA sb r h bl *b r h bl Milner cl 5221 Hall cl 4111 Mllchll 3b 6122 Oberkfl 3b 5 1 10 Qarrelts p 0 0 0 0 QPerry 1b 4 1 1 0 Mnwrng c 0 0 0 0 DMrphy rl 3 1 12 Aldrete II 1010 GRonck II 4223 Mldndo rl 4226 Blauser 66 4000 WCIark 1b 2 1 1 0 Benedict c 4 0 1 0 Melndz 1b 1000 Hubbrd 2b 4 0 0 0 CDavIs rl 1010 PNIekro p 1 0 0 0 Leonard II 3 1 2 2 Gary p 0 0 0 0 Brenly c 4001 Mahler p 1000 Reid ph 1000 Ramlrz ph 1 0 0 0 DHoblsn p 0 0 0 0 Dedmon p 0 0 0 0 RThpsn 2b 4 2 1 0 Claty p 0000 Wasngr 2b 1000 Nettles ph 0000 Uribe ss 5442 Boever p 0000 Hamakr p 1 0 1 0 DHndrs ph 0 1 0 0 Price p 2111 Spllmn ph 1010 MWIms 3b 0 0 0 0 Totals 41 15 1918 T«UI» San Francisco Allflfltl Clary 2 64200 Boever 1 11101 PNIekro pitched to 5 batters In the 4th, Gary pitched to 3 batters In the 4th, Dedmon pitched to 3 baiters In the 7th. HBP—GPerry by Hammaker, WCIark by Gary. Umpires-Home. Tata: Fkst. Wendelstedt; Second, Davidson; Third, Crawford. T—3:10. A—26,019. CHICAGO OAKLAND •b r h bl ib r h bl Redus II 4000 Polonla II 3000 Hill 3b 4121 BHarpr ph 1 0 0 0 Lyons 3b 0000 Javier cl 4000 Balnes dh 4100 McGwIr 1b 3 0 0 0 Caldern rl 4 2 2 3 Lanslrd dh 3 0 0 0 Flsk c 4111 SHndsn rl 2000 GWalkr 1b 3 0 0 0 Stelnbch c 3 0 1 0 KWIIms cl 3 0 1 0 Phillips 3b 3000 Manrlq 2b 4010 Gallego 2b 3 0 1 0 Guillen tt 4000 Weiss ss 3000 Total* 14 S 7 S Total* 28 0 2 0 Chicago 000 002 030—5 Oakland 000 000 000—0 Game Winning RBI — Hill (7). E—Hill. DP—Chicago 1. LOB—Chicago 5. Oakland 3.2B—Qallago. HR—Hi (9), Calderon 2 (28), Flsk (2§. Chicago LaPoIni W.5-3 9 Oakland Honeycutt L.1-3 72-34 3 3 1 3 GNelson 1-322200 Hrjo 1 10000 ..-- :v. .. ::_>neycut1, KWilliai cutt. WP—Honeycult. Rllo. Urnpkes—Home, Ford; First, Evans; Second, Cousins; Third, " ' ~ H R EH BB SO ! 0 0 2 1 3.17; Htguera. Milwaukee, 18-9, .667, 3.92; John, New York, 12-6, .667.4.18; Schmidt, Baltimore, 10-5, .667, 3.77. STRIKEOUTS—Langston, Seattle, 244; Clemens, Boston, 231; Htauera, Milwaukee, 230; Hough, Texas, 217; Stewart, Oakland, 197. SAVES-Henke, Toronto, 34; Hbhettl, New York, 31; Reardon, Minnesota, 30; Pletac, Milwaukee, 23; Bulce, California, 17. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (450 at batsJ-Gwvnn, San Diego, .368; Guerrero, Los Angeles, .336: Raines, Montreal, .329; DJames, Atlanta, .312; Galarraga, Montreal, .309; WCIark, San Francisco, .309. RUNS—EDavIs, Cincinnati, 120; Raines, Montreal, 118; Coleman, St. Louis, 117; Gwynn, San Diego, 117; Samuel. Philadelphia, 111. RBI—Oawson, Chicago, 132; Wallach, Montreal. 117; Schmidt, Philadelphia, 109; JCIark. St. Louis, 106; DMur- phy, Atlanta, 104; McGee, St. Louis, 104. HITS—Gwynn, San Diego, 211; Coleman, St. Louis, 178;Guerrero, Los Angeles, 178; McGee, St. Louis, 176; OSmlth, St. Louis, 176. DOUBLES—Galarraga, Montreal, 40; Wallach, Montreal, 40; OSmlth, St. Louis, 39; Dykstra, New York, 37; McGee, SI. Louis. 37. TRIPLES—Samuel, Philadelphia, 15; Gwynn, San Diego, 13; McGoe. St. Louis, 11; Coleman. St. Louis, 10; VanSlyke, Pittsburgh, 10. HOME RUNS—Dawson, Chicago, 47; DMurphy, Atlanta, 43; Strawberry, New York, 38; EDavIs, Cincinnati, 37; HJohnson, New York, 36. No. 17 Alabama (3-1-0) beat VanderblK 30-23; vs. Southwest Louisiana at Birmingham, Ala. No. 18 Washington (3-1-0) beat Pacific U. 31-3; at Oregon. No.19lowa (3-1-0) beat Kansas State38-13;vs. Michigan State. No.20 Georgia (3-1-0) beat South Carolina 13-6; at Mississippi. [SPORTSCARD] ... 35 6 7 6 000 610 611—15 00$ 000 010— 6 ilflntal ' ww wvv v i«f— v Game Winning RBI - Maldonado (12). E-Urjbe. Hubbard. DP-AtUla3. LOB-SanFrancisco ">• 2g- Mitchell. RThompson, GRoenlcke. 3B-Unbe 2. HR- GRoenlcke (9). Maldonado (20). Leonard (18). SB- GPerry (37), DMurphy (16). SF-Brenly. S»n Frincltco HamaKer •Price W.2-2 Garielts DRobison Atltntl PNIekro Gary L.0-1 Mahler Dedmon IIDJ. wr—U.ISMII. IP H R EH 88 SO 3 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 5 5 1 1 1 1 4 0 6 0 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 HBP—GWaker by Honeycult, KWilliams by Honey..._ ,.,„ ,, „„. .<__•—-Home, F Srt; pink . Hendry. T—2:30. A—23,704. TODAY'S MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (450 at bats)—Bogge, Boston. .363; Trammell, Detroit, .344; Puckett, Minnesota, .331; Maltlngly, New York, .328; Fernandez, Toronto, .322. RUNS-GBell. Toronto, 111; Whitaker, Detroit, 110; Boggs, Boston, 108; Molilor, Milwaukee, 106; Downing. California. 105; DwEvans, Boston, 105; Trammel!, Detroit. 105. RBI—GBell. Toronto, 134; DwEvans, Boston. 120; McGwire, Oakland, 115; Joyner, California, 112; Gaetti, Minnesota. 108; Mattlngly, New York, 108. HITS—Boggs, Boston, 200; Puckett, Minnesota. 199; Seltzer, Kansas City, 199; Trammall, Detroit, 196; Yount, Milwaukee. 189. DOUBLES-Boggs. Boston, 40; Mattlngly. New York, 38; Molitor, Milwaukee. 38; DwEvans, Boston, 37; Whitaker, Detroit, 37. TRIPLES—Wilson, Kansas City, 16; PBradley, Seattle, 10; Polonla, Oakland, 10; Yount, Milwaukee, B; 7 are lied with 7. HOME RUNS—McGwire, Oakland, 46; GBell, Toronto, 47; DwEvans, Boston, 34; Hrbek, Minnesota, 34; DaE- vans, Detroit, 33. STOLEN BASES—Reynolds, Seattle. 55: Wilson, Kansas City, 52; Redut, Chicago, 49; Molitor, Milwaukee, 44; RHenoerson, New York, 39. PITCHING (14 decisions)—Musselman. Toronto, 12-4, .750.3.98; Key, Toronto, 17-6, .739.2.73; Cerutli, Toronto, 11-4, .733,4.44; Clemons, Boston, 18-9, .667, Football Top 20 Fared How the Associated Press Top Twenty college football teams fared this weak and schedule lor Oct. 3: No. 10klahoma (3-0-0) beat Tutea 65-0; at Iowa State. No. 2 Nebraska (3-0-0) beat No. 12 Arizona Stale 35-28; vs. South Carolina No. 3 Auburn (2-0-1) tied No. 11 Tennessee 20-20; at North Carolina. No. 4 Louisiana State (3-0-1) tied No. 7 Ohio State 13-13; vs. Florida. No. 5Mlaml,Fla. (2-0-0) beat No. 10 Arkansas 51-7;at No. 6 Florida Stale. No. 6 Florida State (4-0-0) beat Michigan State 31-3; vs. No. 5 Miami, Florida. No. 7 Ohio State (2-0-1) tied No. 4 Louisiana State 13-13; at Illinois. No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0-0) beat Purdue 44-20; Idle. No. 9 Clemson (4-0-0) beat Georgia Tech 33-12: Idle. No.10 Arkansas (2-1-0) lost to No. 5 Miami, Fla.. 51-7; at Texas Christian. No.11 Tennessee (3-0-1) tied N4.3J\uburn 20-20; vs. California. No. 12 Arizona Stale (2-1-0) lost to No. 2 Nebraska 35-28; vs. Texas-El Paso. No. 13 UCLA (3.-1 -0) beat Arizona 34-24; at Stanford. No. 14 Michigan (2-1-0) beat Long Seach Stale 49-0; vs. Wisconsin. No.16 Penn Stole (3-1-0) beat Boston College 27-17; vs. Temple. No.16 Texas A&M (2-1-0) beat Southern Mississippi 27-14: a) Texas Tech. Don Shula The 57-year-old head coach of the Miami Dolphins has won or shared first place in the AFC East in 13 of his 17 years with the NFL team. This is his 25th year as a head coach in pro football. His Baltimore Colts won an NFL title in 1968. 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They beat North Carolina State 13-0, Sewinee 40-0, Chat- Unoofi 28-0, Alibimi 21-0, Mercer, 17-0, LSU 20-0, Citidel 34-0, Vinderbilt 13-0, Kentucky 19-0, and Auburn 7-0. • • • Surprisingly, only one held footbill coach in history won more than 100 games is a coUep coach AND more than 100 tames as a pn coich... The only man ewt to do that is Don Cor-. yell... He won 127 games is a college coach at San Diego State ind Ihittier... Then he won 111 games is i pro coach with St. Louis and San Diego in the NFL •»» Try this sports quiz... Name the 2 National Football League teams that have the same nicknames is 2 big league baseball teams... Answer is the Giants and Cardinals... In the NFL, there ire the New York Giants and St. Louis Cardinals... In big league baseball, there ire the San Francisco Giants and also the St. Louis Cardinals. 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