8 THURSDAY, MAY 6,1993 DIGEST Chicken barbecue for Pony/Colt The annual chicken barbecue for the Pony/Colt baseball leagues has been scheduled for noon to 5 p.m. June 5 at Anton Stadium in Ukiah. Tickets are $6 each and can be bought at Anton Stadium the day of the barbecue or at Chapman's Pro Corner anytime between now and June 5. All proceeds benefit the Pony/Colt baseball leagues. Tryouts for China baseball trip scheduled The "California Rookies" baseball team will conduct a one-day tryout at Sonoma State University from 9 a.m. to noon May 31 for 12-year-old players interested in traveling to Beijing, China, for an International Baseball Tournament. The team will leave for China on August 8 and the cost of the trip is $2,150. For more information, call Bob Williams at (707) 525-0498. Men's Softball tourney looks for more teams There will be a men's Softball tournament at 9 a.m. this Saturday at Pomolita Middle School, and there is still room for three more teams. The tournament is open to all B-3 through B-5 teams, and each team is guaranteed at least three games. For more information or to sign up for the tournament, call Alex Van Patten at 462-8258. TRIVIA Who was Michael Jordan's college basketball coach? (answer at bottom of schedule) SCORES High School Baseball Sports THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To report •port* n«w« totophon* St«v» Outrtte, 46»-Mfrt Ukiah Finer Ukiah JVs Finer JVs High School Softball Rancho Cotate Ukiah Rancho Cotate JVs Ukiah JVs Little League Dodgers Giants Men's B-2 Softball Fidelity National Coyote Valley SCHEDULE 5 4 7 6 9 0 15 7 25 2 6 1 THURSDAY BASEBALL • Cosumnes River at Mendocino College (2:30 p.m.) SOFTBALL • Ursuline High at Ukiah High (4 p.m.) TENNIS • Ukiah High at Montgomery High (3 p.m.) SWIMMING • Piner High at Ukiah High (3:30 p.m.) LITTLE LEAGUE • Gino's vs. Louisiana Pacific (NU, 6 p.m.) • A's vs. White Sox (SU, 5:30 p.m.) PONY LEAGUE • Rangers vs. Braves (5:45 p.m.) • Pirates vs. Dodgers (8 p.m.) (Answer: North Carolina's Dean Smith.) 'Cats come back, nip Finer By STEVE GUERT1N Journal sports editor The Finer Prospectors had the Ukiah Wildcat varsity baseball team right where they wanted them Wednesday. But the 'Cats were just playing with them and wiggled off the hook for a 5-4 victory thanks to a great sixth-inning comeback. Ukiah, now 10-8 overall this season and 5-6 in the North Bay League, erased a 4-1 deficit with four runs in a wild sixth inning. Devin Boyle got aboard safely in the sixth on a Finer error with one out, and Grady Huff singled him to third. Beau Johnson then came in as a pinch runner for Huff. Rene Cabada followed with a single to score Boyle, making it 4-2. Ken Taglio's grounder to short was booted for the second error of the inning, scoring Johnson and sending Cabada to second. With two outs, Finer tried to pick Dodgers look awful good in S. Ukiah Little League The Dodgers appear to be the team to beat this season in South Ukiah Little League. Wednesday afternoon, the Dodgers erupted for a season-high 25 runs to defeat the Giants easily, 25-2. The Dodgers currently lead the league with a 5-1 record. The Giants dropped to 0-5. Richard Reed went 2-for-3 and hit a grand slam homer for the Dodgers. Teammate Erik Revheim went 2-for-6 with a double and five RBIs and Michael Gomez added three hits, including a pair of doubles. As a team, the Dodgers had 13 hits and walked 13 times. Shane Roberts upped his record to 3-0 by pitching three shutout innings, striking out six and allowing only one hit. The best battle in South Ukiah is gearing up for next Monday when the first-place Dodgers take on the second-place A's. Fidelity National is unbeaten in Softball Fidelity National has gotten off to a 2-0 start in Men's B-2 Softball, thanks in part to excellent pitching by Daulton Abernathy. Fidelity National defeated Coyote Valley Tuesday night, 6-1, for its second straight win. Abernathy, who got eight batters to ground back to the mound, allowed no earned runs and hasn't allowed an earned run so far this season. Fidelity National is tied for first place with Miller's, which is also 2-0. Coyote Valley is 1-1. Antonio Soto had a pair of hits and an RBI to lead Fidelity National. Teammate Ed Morgan also had two hits and David Knight had a hit and an RBI. Fidelity scored single runs in the second and third innings, then took a 4-0 lead with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth. JVs win eighth straight Cabada off second, but the throw was high and got away. Cabada took off for third, and the incoming throw hit him and bounced away, allowing him to score the tying run. After a walk to Josh Huff, David Halstad drove home Taglio with the eventual game winner on a clutch single. Ryan Dickinson pitched all seven innings for Ukiah and had his best outing of the season, allowing only five hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out 12. "He had his breaking ball going and got a lot of hitters out in front of it," said Ukiah head coach Bill Brunemeyer. "He was throwing hard and just did a great job." Taglio, Dickinson, Halstad and Grady Huff each had a pair of hits for Ukiah. Dickinson had two doubles. The victory still keeps the Wildcats alive for a possible league championship. Ukiah is two games behind Cardinal Newman and Rancho Cotate with four games remaining. "We've got to win them all and hope for the best," Brunemeyer said. "That's all we can do. If we won them all we'd be 9-6, and I think 9-6 can win the league." Ukiah JVs 7 Piner JVs 6 Ukiah's junior varsity is currently the hottest baseball team on the planet. Wednesday at Piner the JV 'Cats came back from two deficits to defeat the Prospectors, 7-6, marking their eight-straight victory. Wednesday's constellation was loaded with stars, including hitters Rich Spurting, Dan Parker and David Imhoff, and pitchers Jeff Clary and Emile Whiterock. "We're going into ballgames looking for a way to win," said Ukiah JV head coach Marshall Falgout, whose 'Cats are now 6-5 in the NBL after losing their first five league contests. "Of all of the games we've played this year this is the one I'm most proud of." Ukiah trailed by a run going into the seventh inning and was one out away from a loss when the 'Cats finally broke loose. Mark Short started the rally with a double to left. Gregg Burgess pinch ran for Short and promptly stole third, then scored the tying run when Spurting lifted a looper over the shortstop's head for a single. See WILDCATS, Page 9 Sieve Outrun/The Daily Joumtl Ukiah junior varsity shortstop Tracy Rovera, left, and third baseman Nlkl Lunceford couldn't come up with this pop up Wednesday afternoon In Ukiah's 15-7 loss to Rancho Cotate. Rancho beats up on Lady Wildcats By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor Rancho Cotate, which leads the North Bay League with a perfect 10-0 record, blanked Ukiah's varsity softball team Wednesday afternoon in Ukiah, winning 9-0. Rancho had only six hits on the day, but lots of walks and five Ukiah errors helped them out a bit. Ukiah, now 4-13 overall and 1-8 in the NBL, managed only two hits. Rancho Cotate JVs 15 Ukiah JVs 7 Ukiah's junior varsity softball team got off to a bad start and couldn't recover in time, losing to Rancho, 15-7. The loss dropped Ukiah into third place in the NBL at 7-4. Rancho Cotate moved into a first-place tie with Santa Rosa, each with only three losses. Ukiah trailed 10-1 until scor- ing six times in the bottom of the fifth inning. A triple by Kerri Helmer and hits from Tracy Rovera, Shelly Hunt and Elizabeth Roach sparked the rally. Rancho Cotate, which has beaten first-place Santa twice (his season, put the game away with five runs in the top of the sixth inning. Ukiah tries to rebound today when the 'Cats host Ursuline at 4 p.m. Glenn Erickson/The Daily lounul Ukiah's Adam West, right, Chris Thompson, left, and Ryan Young finished 1-2-3 to sweep the 100 meter dash against Santa Rosa Wednesday at Santa Rosa. Ukiah's junior varsity trackmen won their dual meet, but Santa Rosa dominated both varsity girls' and boys' competltons. Santa Rosa tracksters win 2-of-3 By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor ErrwrHus Ukiah's Coreen De Los Santos may have won the varsity girls' shotput battle Wednesday afternoon, but Santa Rosa's Karin McCall and her teammates won 2-of-3 of the track and field wars. De Los Santos won the 8-po.und shot by just 1 '/i of an inch over her longtime Santa Rosa rival, though she had to settle for 41 -6, far below her 43-l'/4 all-time Redwood Empire and Ukiah High School record girls' best from earlier this season. Competitor that she is, McCall shoved the shot 41-4K and thought she had won it, until De Los Santos* final peg was measured. McCall's shotput mark was nearly a foot past her own school record. She then proceeded to the discus ring, where she added nearly five feet to her Santa Rosa school See TRACK, Page 9 Fish Tales Curtis Cole Some big catfish caught on Clearlake The annual catfish derby finished up last weekend in Clearlake, with the winning fish weighing in at 21.11 pounds, caught by Roosevelt Foe of Richmond. Second winning weight in the non-resident division went to Shawn Stack of Ukiah with a 20.49. Third place went to Tim Zanolini of Santa Rosa with a 18.01 pound cat. Local Clearlake cat fishermen let the out-of-towners drive home with the money this year. Fred Miranda of Clearlake weighed in an 18.77 pounder for second place. Third went to Roy Bridges with a 17.21 pound fish. The cold and windy weather definitely had an effect on the bite as a great many catfisher- mcn went scoreless this year. Weather did not effect the turnout, however, as over 250 contestants turned out to try their luck. I fished the lake on April 27 and observed a large number of fish (bass) on the spawning beds and was able to catch and release over eight bass ranging from three to eight pounds. Bass fishermen are beginning to get a few fish on buzz baits (still early for decent top water fishing), however, plastic worms and jigs are taking more fish. Crappie fishing has picked up as predicted in the south end of the lake and should continue through the spring. Fishing is clearly subject to wind conditions. Lake Berryessa is providing some good catches of trout in the south end and bass fishing is really improving. I received word that the top water bile is excellent from afternoon until dark. Lake Sonoma is putting out good catches of both large and smallmouth bass. Try cranking along the face of the dam for smallies (providing the wind doesn't blow your boat over the top) with a crawdad pattern medium to deep diver. Plastic worms and grubs are producing largemoulhs as well in a purple shad, salt and pepper, blue neon and black little bits on a 1/16 ounce dart head. The fish lend to hold in about 20 feel of waier up lo ihe shoreline. Lake Mcndocino wants to start, bul can't seem to find the keys. It's still spotty fishing and also subject lo wind conditions. Lake Pillsbury is booting out trout after the plant two weeks ago and will get better as the year progresses. I haven't been able to fish the lake as yet, but I expect thai the basin will take off shortly. Give a call before you go if you're planning a trip. The wind conditions really dictate fishing in the salty stuff. Boats are unable to go out even though the fishing is good and getting better. Here are some top water baits I've had success with. The 'zara spook' and 'zara puppy' are two tried and true fish catchers thai take a little bit of skill to use, but do catch fish. The 'zara spook* is a cigar- shaped lure that's fished on the surface and is twitched back to the boat. If manipulated properly and timely, it will turn to the left and then the right as it comes back to the boat. I recommend removing the hooks, reattaching them using a split ring which allows a free hook movement and helps prevent a fish from throwing the lure. The 'zara-puppy' is a smaller version of the spook and works in the same manner. A zara puppy in ichrome with a black back has provided me with many hours of great fishing, especially this time of year. Both lures cost around $5.
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