Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 30, 1987 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Wednesday, September 30, 1987
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SPORTS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30,1987 Downs, Giant subs beat Padres Santiago extends hitting streak to 31 SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Padres Manager Larry Bowa isn't so thrilled these days about rookie catcher Bcniio Santiago's hitting streak. He's more concerned about another streak — six straight losses. Santiago hit a two-run homer off right-hander Scott Garrclts in the eighth and extended his all-time rookie hitting streak to 31 games Tuesday as the Padres lost 5-3 to the San Francisco Giants. "I hope he hits in a 100 in a row. I just like to win a couple of them," Bowa said of Santiago. "I don't like losing six games in a row...My job is to win. My job isn't to applaud streaks and forget losses," Bowa added. The Giants, who clinched the National League West title Monday night, used primarily second-string players to hand the Padres their sixth consecutive loss. Giants Manager Roger Craig said he'd like to give his usual starters some time in the dugout during the scries beginning tonight against the Dodeers. "I might rest some guys before getting back to the regular line-up," Craig said. "It's good to give them a chance to play. You don't have that opportunity when you're in ihc heat of the pennant race." For the fourth time during the course of the streak, Santiago came down to his last at-bat before getting a hit. "I could have stopped him right there by throwing him nothing he could hit," Garrclts said. "I wanted him to cam it. I made my mind up before he came up that 1 was going t challenge him. I went right at him." Santiago, who said he was looking for a fastball, jumped onGarrclts' first pitch and lined a two-run homer into the left field scats. "I felt like after my third at-bal (a fly to center in the fifth inning) that it might just be over tonight," said Santiago, whose streak is also the longest for a catcher in major-league history. "I was looking for a fastball on the first pitch and I jumped at it." The streak began on Aug. 25 against the Montreal Expos and since then Santiago has missed just two games. Kelly Downs, 11-9, gave up just one nin in six innings of work before Garrelts came in. Craig LclTcrts pitched a shutout ninth inning for the Giants. Montana, Clark may cross lines Eight other Miners also on the edge last week's missed games will not be made up. That will cost the 1.585 players anywhere from $60,000 for the highest-paid superstars to $4,000 for minimum-salaried rookies. It was apparently money that is SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49crs quarterback Joe Montana and wide receiver Dwight ca 'j in g " Son1 c O f the league's bigger Clark are among an estimated 10 names lo j nd j calc t hcy might be striking players who are considcr- a return to the team soon, 'Hounds Kircher leads Wildcat romp nip 'Cat spikers By DAVE CURL Journal Sports Editor By DAVE CURL Journil Sports Editor Ukiahi's spikers, who have been improving steadily despite a 1-3 record, suffered a tough loss on the hardwoods Tuesday, as Healdsburg's Greyhounds, one of the tougher teams in the Sonoma County League, handed the 'Cats a 15-13,7-15,15-1,16-14 loss on the Greyhourids' home court. Despite the four-set loss, varsity coach Ken Franklin remains optimistic. "We are going to be competitive," he said. Ukiahi fell a little flat in the third game after tying up the best-of-five match at 1-1 with a convincing win in game two. Ukiahi came back strong in the fourth game, jumping out to a 12-5 lead, making a fifth game look like an inevitability. Unfortunately, the Greyhounds came back strong to score 11 of the final 13 points in the pivotal fourth game to win the match. Despite the loss, Franklin felt good about Ukiahi's effort, feeling they did a good job in almost all aspects of the game; The only weakness (and a big one in volleyball) Ukiahi had against Healdsburg was its passing game. I Passing, which is vital in setting up an offensive attack, just isn't there all the time for the 'Cats. Ukiahi was forced atitimes to just bump the ball across the net, negating any attack and (giving the 'Hounds an offensive opportunity. • Trisha Hathaway, just brought up from the jayvees to help bolster the varsity, continues to impress Franklin. "It's going to be tough to keep her out of the lineup," he said. Hustling Celestina Venturi continues to be the "floor leader" for the 'Cats, always giving a strong effort on the floor. The jayvees, after suffering their first loss of the season last week to Cloverdale, rebounded with a strong effort against the 'Hounds, defeating them 15-0, 15-7. Freshman Dawn Whyburn played a strong overall game. "(She) "hit, passed and set well" all during the match, Franklin said. Dena Loijos and Lisa Schweiso both added strong on-court efforts for the 3-1 jayvees. As you read this article, Ukiahi is again on the court, hosting Petaluma today beginning with the jayvee matchup at 4 p.m. Potter Valley loses Potter Valley saw its overall record fall to 2-3 (1-1 in North Central League III) after falling to Mendocino 15-0,15-5,15-2 on the coast Tuesday afternoon. .Coach Clay Blundell said the Bearcats "never got going" against the Cardinals, who did things offensively that "we never saw before". The loss was a positive for Blundell, who felt that his girls learned more and are progressing. Despite the lopsided looking scores, Potter Valley played tough, as the final two games took \Vi hour to play. The Bearcats hope to learn more Thursday as they host Fort Bragg beginning at 6:30 p.m. Pop Warner barbecue Sun. The annual Ukiah Pop Warner football chicken barbecue, benefit- ting the local Pop Warner program, is set for this Sunday from 1-5:30 p.m. at Todd Grove Park. Local chef Vince Lotti and his crew will prepare the delicious meal, which is open to the public at $6 for adults and $3 for those 12 and under. Tickets are available at the barbecue or from Judy Dulra (4*5-7104), "We started very strongly." Even these words, spoken by Ukiahi tennis coach Hclene Miller, may have understated the 7-0 whitewashing that the 'Cat nctters handed Piner Tuesday afternoon at the Ukiahi tennis courts in the North Bay League openers for both teams. Tabitha Kircher, who "led the way" according to Miller, started things off with a convincing 6-2, 6-2 win over Pincr's top player. Mcggan Kesslcr, Ukiahi's number two player got involved in what was termed by Miller as the "match of the day," falling 3-6 in the first set before rallying to win the final two sets 6-4, 6-4. Robyn Meyers played steady at number 3 singles, defeating her opponent 6-4, 6-3; Number 4 Kori DcVrics kept the shutout going with a 6-3, 6-2 win and Monica vargas, playing number 5 singles, took her opponent 6-4, 6-4. Though not as dominant, both doubles teams also won in tough matches, as the first doubles squad of Helen Nicholas and Shauna McLean won a tough 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 dcsision over their opponents, while Leslie Bell and Emma Ferrer needed a first set tiebreaker lo register a straight 7-6, 6-3 win. Other Wildcats getting to play in non-scoring exhibition matches, gaining match experience were Mandy Robinson, Karen Tijsscling and Meg Erickson, along with the doubles combination of Jennifer Kline and Jennifer Blackwcldcr. Ukiahi travels to Rohncrt park Thursday to meet Rancho Cotalc in a 3:30 match. ing a return to tne team soon, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The San Francisco Examiner said no players would confirm they would return to the team as early as this week, but that those who were contacted would not deny it cither. "To be honest, I can't decide what I'm going to do at this point," said Clark on Monday. "I'd like to say I went out with all the guys and I'm going to stay out with all the guys, but it's not that simple. "I'm going lo decide what's best for my family and what's best for me and my career. I'm not saying I'm going back in. I really haven't made my final decision yet, and il's not an easy decision to make." The newspaper, which cilcd sources for ils slory, said safely Ronnie Loll and kicker Ray Worsening reportedly were among the players who have told teammates thcy may return as early as this week unless there is dramatic progress in negotiations. Keith Fahnhorst, the leam's co- player rcprescniativc, denied thai any of his leammalcs have Ihrcatcned to rejoin the learn. However, he said he heard lhat striking players throughout the league have become rcsllcss. Fahnhorsl asked the union's executive director Gene Upshaw, who was in Los Angeles for a West crossing the picket lines. Among ihe players mentioned, besides Clark and Montana, were Dallas' Danny White and Tony Dorsclt. No new negotiations were scheduled and none arc planned until at least after this weekend's games, the first to be played by teams of castoffs and other free agents. Each side also formally filed complaints 'with the National Labor Relations Board as thcy said thcy would. Tuesday was also the final day that fans could get full refunds for season lickcts and fans lined up at ticket windows around the nation to get back (heir money. Meanwhile, hundreds of ticket holders lined up at ihc New England box office, and although no official counl was available, Pal- inr- h- NBL SlandinBS , A Coast meeting of player rcprcscnla- sX RnV-i l"-0 livcs - to ***** to mc striking play : oanid ruisd i-u Sunday. It was the sccond Montgomery 1-0 Pincr 0-1 Rancho Colate 0-1 Ursuline 0-1 Tuesday's Results Santa Rosa 5, Ursuline 2 Ukiahi 7, Pincr 0 Montgomery 7, Rancho Cotate 0 Athletics beat Tribe OAKLAND (AP) — After scoring a mere five runs in four losses to the Chicago White Sox during a miserable weekend scries thai eliminated them from the American League West pennant race, the Oakland Athletics needed some- tiling to take out their frustration. The Cleveland Indians, ihe American League's worst pitching staff, came to town and the Athletics woke up to score a 5-4 victory Monday night on Mike Davis' lie- breaking, eighth-inning single lo break a five-game losing streak. Trailing 2-0 in the first, the A's wasted little time in reaching Cleveland starter John Farrcll for two runs of their own in the boilom of the firsl. Mark McGwire's 49th homer and Jose Canseco's RBI double siartcd the attack. Sunday. It was time in two weeks that Upshaw addressed the 49crs, who earlier voted not to picket ihc team headquarters. "Gene told us there wasn'i any progress and lo be paticni, but I can't afford to be paticni much longer if thcy continue to have no progress," an unidentified veteran 49cr told the newspaper. "We wanted to make sure Gene understood we wcrcn'l willing lo slay oul very long over the issue of free agency. "He tried to assure us that the free agency issue wasn't going lo prcvcnl a scltlcment. If mal's so, ihcn lei's seltlc this lomorrow. I don'l think I'm willing to wail more man a couple of days. I know ai least seven or eight others who feel the same way on this learn." Positions arc continuing to harden as the strike cnicrs its ninth day. While Upshaw was continuing his cross-country tour Tuesday vowing to disrupt Sunday's games of replacement players, the Management Council's executive committee was continuing lo lake a hard line, remaining adamant lhat it will in no way give up its control of the game by acceding to the players' demand for free agency. Meeting in New York, the council also formally announced thai Journal file photn Players' association chief Gene Upshaw (above) said the union will do "whatever's necessary" to disrupt this weekend's games. riols General Manager Patrick Sullivan said his team appeared "to he leading the league right now" in refunded tickets. Upshaw was in Atlanta and Hli- /.abcth, N.J. lo meet with members of striking teams from the area, lie took a hard line in both places. "We don'l advocate violence, bul we do advocate doing what- cvcr's necessary lo slop these games, and we will do il," Upshaw said after meeting with represcnia- livcs of six learns in Atlanta. "We'll haunt those games," Upshaw said. "Thcy arc really tearing down our product, and we don't like it." Miami owner Joe Robbie, meanwhile, predicted before the owners' meeting lhai thcy would be even more united after Sunday's games and added: "This fight is over control of football, il's not over money." Major League Roundup Cards sweep Expos, build lead om iahnas Ukiahi's top player, Tabitha Kircher, returned a volley in Tuesday's win over Finer. Ukiahi booters blanked By DAVE CURL Journal Sport* Editor Ukiahi's booiers look a spotless 4-0 record to Scbastopol Tuesday afternoon, and returned home with a 4-1 mark after being downed 4-0 by the host Analy Tigers in the final pre-North Bay League luncup for the 'Cats. Analy, which raised its overall record to 3-4-2 with the win, kept pressure on Ukialii all afternoon, taking 17 shots at the 'Cats' goal. Ukiahi saw starting goalie Charlie Sulhard and freshman Shokie Lopez injured early, forcing them out of further varsity action (though Lopez lalcr saw action in ihe jayvee contest) against the hard-charging Tigers. Coach Dennis Lucido fell thai Ukiahi "played good defense most of ihe lime" adding that a few lapses got them in trouble. Fullbacks Craig Hogland and Barren Crook lurned in good defensive efforts for the 'Cats, despite gelling almost overrun ai limes. The jayvees fared somewhat tet- ter, scoring in the final minute of ihe game lo earn a 3-3 tic with Analy's jayvees. Steve Frabcl, Lopez and Keith Ford all scored for the 'Cats, who were down 2-1 at the half. Midfielder Scott Zwclslool, a goalie last season, "did a good jub for us" added Lucido. The varsity begins league play Thursday, traveling to open against perennial league power Santa Rosa in a 3:30 p.m. contest. AP Sports The St. Louis Cardinals' sirong pitching and opportunistic offense were never more in evidence. The Cardinals took full advantage of a total of six nils in Ihe dou- blcheader and held Montreal to seven as lhcy swept the Expos 1-0 and 3-0 Tuesday night. The sweep, combined with Philadelphia's 3-0 victory over New York, gave ihe Cardinals a 3'/: -game lead over the second- place Mets in the National League East race. The Cardinals have five games remaining and the Mcls four, including three at St. Louis to close ihc season. Joe Magrane, 9-7, pitched a three-hitter in ihe opener and Greg said he was happy to help ihc Cardinals. Carman allowed only one base- runner — an infield single by Moo- kie Wilson in Ihc fourih inning — and Mike Schmidt drove in two runs for ihe Phillies. Shonslop Sieve Jcllz cut off Wilson's grounder loward ihc hole lo the left of sccond base, and jusi missed throwing him oul al firsl. Juan Samuel and Milt Thompson singled in ihc firsl off David Cone, 5-6, and both runners advanced on Chris James' sacrifice before Samuel scored on Schmidt's groundout. In the Ihird, Philadelphia made it 2-0 on Schmidt's RBI single. Malhews, 11-11, and Todd Worrell TJQerS clOSG OH JaVS ir-hitterinihcscc- ' iy v *•» w.«wvx j combined on a four-hitter in the second game. Worrell, who allowed one hit in the last three innings, earned his 33rd save after taking over for Mathcws with no outs and runners on sccond and third in the seventh inning. Worrell got Hubie Brooks on a pop foul and struck oul Tim Wallach and Andres Galarraga. In oilier NL games, it was Cin- ciimali 5, Atlanta 4; Los Angeles 6, Houston 1, and San Francisco 5, San Diego 3. Chicago at Pittsburgh was postponed because of rain. Phillies 3, Mcis 0 Philadelphia left-hander Don Carman thwarted New York's title hopes with a near-perfect game and There's one race left in ihc American League, and the Dclroil Tigers arc doing their best to make it interesting. "We've got lo do this the rest of Ihc way," Bill Madlock said after his home run triggered the Tigers lo a 10-1 viciory over the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday nighi and back inlo the thick of the American League East race. Coupled wilh Toronto's 5-3 loss to Milwaukee, the Tigers' victory moved them within 1/4 games of the front-running Blue Jays. Dclroil and Toronto close out the season with a three-game scries this weekend in Tiger Stadium. "If the Blue Jays lose one more, lhcy'11 for sure have to beat us here," Detroit Manager Sparky Anderson said. "1 think everybody will feel ihc heat if il gets down to the last three, which will be wonderful." In other games Tuesday night, Ihc Texas beat ihc AL West champion Minnesota 7-5, New York defeated Boston 6-0, Chicago slopped California Angels 1-0, Kansas Cily trimmed Seattle 6-3 and Oakland edged Cleveland 5-4. Along wilh Madlock's first- inning solo homer, the Tigers also got a three-run shot from Chcl Lemon in the fourih and a splendid pilching performance from Frank Tanana, who hurled three-hit ball over eighl innings. Tanana, 14-10, who had been winless and was 0-3 in his previous eighl siarts, picked up his first victory since Aug. 11. He struck out three and walked one. Brewers 5, Blue Jays 3 Glenn Braggs knocked in iwo runs wilh a pair of singles and B.J. Surhoff homered as Milwaukee defeated Toronto. The loss was ihc Blue Jays' Ihird straight and marked the first lime the team has lost more than iwo games in a row since an eight-game slide that ended July 7. Toronto starter Jimmy Key, 17-7, lasted 51-3 innings and lost for the first lime since July 11. '

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