Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 2, 1987 · Page 6
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 6

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, August 2, 1987
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SPORTS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL SUNDAY, AUGUST 2,1987 Giants now just two back CINCINNATI (AP) — San Francisco first baseman Will Clark says the Giants have short memories when it comes to losing. San Francisco shook off a 9-2 series-opening drubbing by piling up 14 hits Saturday to beat Cincinnati 7-3 and move back to within two games of the first-place Reds in the National League West. Clark helped the Giants forget with three hits — including a two-run homer — and three RBI in the first five innings, when the Giants took a 7-0 lead. The game was delayed by rain for 1 hour 5 minutes in the top of the fifth inning. The Giants' early scoring came at the expense of Bill Gullickson, 10-8, who has lost his last six decisions to San Francisco. The quick deficit flattened the Reds, known for their comeback ability. San Francisco's Mike LaCoss, 9-6, allowed five hits over 51-3 innings, including Kurt Stillwell's solo homer in the sixth, his fourth of the season. Right-hander Don Robinson, obtained from Pittsburgh in a trade Friday night, pitched 2 2-3 innings, allowing four hits and a run before tiring and yielding in the ninth to Scott Garrelts. "I was really nervous when I came in the game," said Robinson, who arrived a few hours before the game. "I felt like I was pitching the seventh game of the World Series, for some reason. The Giants had seven hits in 4 1-3 innings off Gullickson, including Clark's two-run homer in the first and Kevin Mitchell's solo homer in the third. Jeffrey Leonard singled ahead of Clark's 19th homer into the second deck in right field. Robby Thompson's triple and Jose Uribe's first sacrifice fly in 1,076 major-league at-bats put San Francico ahead 3-0. ; in* the second. °Mitcheli- 12th homer into the second deck in left field. Leonard, Clark and Thompson had RBI singles in the fifth for a 7-0 lead. Ukiah ousted in Pony tourney By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sport* Editor CrtMrflui The Ukiah Pony League All- Stars split two Saturday Pony League 13-14 Northern Regional baseball games, defeating die S.F. Flame, 9-8, then bowing to Stanislaus, 9-1. The Saturday loss was the second for Ukiah and eliminated it from further Ail-Star play, which continues with three games in Anton Stadium today, Sunday, at 12:30, 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. Ukiah's Pony Leaguers may be scattered to the vacation winds, but the city and community of Ukiah is a clear winner. Jim Allman, Sectional Pony director from Pinole for the West Zone of Pony Baseball, Inc., Saturday assured the Journal that Ukiah will be welcomed as host for any future Western Divisional Colt (15-16) League or Pony League tourney it would care to bid for. First things first, however. The two remaining undefeated Pony teams in the Northern Regionals clash today at 3:00 p.m. when Sunnyvale, 6-4 victor Friday night over Stanislaus, tangles with Land Park of Sacramento, which triumphed over Santa Clara. Sunday's 12:30 game will match Seaside of Monterey against Stanislaus; and the 5:30 game will be between that winner and the Sunnyvale-Land Park noon loser. The original 8-team tourney, which began Wednesday night, will end with one or two games Monday, at 5:30 p.m., and if necessary at 8 p.m. if today's Sunnyvale-Land Park winner loses the 5:30 p.m. Monday game. Ukiah's Pony League All- Stars gave it their best shot, but found that their opponents for the most part had too much speed and competitive experience. After battling Land Park on fairly even terms; before losing 7-^4 Thursday night* on nerves, errors and inexperience, Ukiah came back Saturday'morning to extinguish the SF Flame, 9-8. Ukiah scored in the second on an infield roller by Dan David- Billie Ashiku One of Uklah's Pony league All-stars takes a good look at the umpire, wondering If he's safe or out In continuing Northern regional play at Anton Stadium, the umpire's emphatic safe call leaves no doubt. son, an error giving Jason Kindopp life, and Davidson scored on a passed-ball. Jason Pickle doubled but died on base. Catcher Larry Jones of the Flame singled to bring in Mike Tito, who was hit by a pitch for a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the second. A single by Shokie Lopez, a two-run blast by Kevin King, plus an RBI single by Kindopp raised Ukiah to a 5-1 lead in the third. The Flame closed to 5-3 in the fourth, but Ukiah scored four in the fifth on singles by Eric Wright, Dan Davidson, a two-run single by. Jason Kindopp and a single by Jeff Want. The 9-3 lead all but evaporated as the Flame fought back on the efforts of Jody Nielson, Sean Pedruco and Tom Kennedy, who's two-run bingle wasdhe big .blow in a four-run sixth; inning. ' ' The Flame added a run in the seventh, but Ukiah survived, calling on a save by ace lefty Jason Pickle. Manager Ray Lopez and Coach Keith Squire took some heat from parents who challenged their choices of lefty pitchers, seemingly ignoring right-handers until all was lost. But in the final 9-1 loss to a deadly-serious Stanislaus team in 103-degree heat Saturday afternoon the Ponies simply were outplayed in virtually every department, scoring only in the second on hits by Kevin King and Jason Kindopp. Ukiah could not match the ultimate output of Stanislaus' determined Eddie Quintanar, Ryan Stevenson, Eddie Corn, Ted Martinez and Co. Other Friday night-Saturday highlights' included: Land Park's steady play and the timely heavy, hitting of Jared, Brown, John Hagopian, Raj Wallace, who tripled, and the clutch pitching of Hector Hernandez in a tough, 6-1 win over Santa Clara. Santa Clara's massive Stan Sto- vall gave his all, smashing the ball to the fence, only to be left frustrated and winded an inch short of third and a triple, caught by the Land Park relay. Seaside had a tough game with El Ccrrito before eliminating the East Bay battlers, 2-1. Seaside's Jene Joyce tripled and scored on a passed-ball in the fourth. El Cerrito tied it in the fifth on a single by Derek Johnson plus a walk and a Seaside throwing error, only to have Seaside win it in the seventh on a walk to Lance Scott, who eventually scored on Travis Williams' sacrifice fly, for the victory. Stanislaus and Sunnyvale waged a tense baseball war before (he Stanislaus forces of Ryan ,- Stevenson, Freddie pniellasj Eddie Com, and Eddie Quintara were worn down by Kirk tarsoJC Reeve Vandermann, David Kramer and others from Suunnyvale. Stewart, Lansford pace A's OAKLAND (AP) — Carney Lansford picked just the right time to finally solve Minnesota left- hander Frank Viola. Lansford led off the ninth inning with his 11 th homer of the season to give the Oakland Athletics a 3-2 victory over Minnesota Saturday in front of 40,929 at the Oakland Coliseum. "He's (Viola) been on a roll, and he's always pitched well against me," Lansford said. "He wasn't giving me an inch. I was just looking for something on the inside pan of the plate, and that's the first home run I've ever hit off the guy." The victory ended a long dry spell against Viola for both the Athletics and right-hander Dave Stewart, who enterred the gone with an 0-6 career mark against the Twins but finished with his seventh straight victory and a 14-7 record. Stewart struck out a career-high. 14 batters and scattered eight hits. Viola, 11-7, lost to the A's for the first time since 1985. ; Stewart, an Oakland native, watched his team rally from a 2-1 deficit to score the tying run in the eighth on Alfredo Griffin's RBI single after the Twins had scored two runs in the the eighth. Trailing 2-1 in the eighth, the Athletics tied the score against Viola but missed a chance to go ahead when center fielder Kirby Puckett threw out Stan Javier at the plate, trying to score on Luis Polonia's shallow fly to center. Minnesota scored twice in the eighth inning to take the lead. Tim Laudncr doubled, and Dan Gladden laid down a sacrifice bunt, sending pinch-runner Al Newman to third. Pinch-hitter Randy Bush walked. Puckelt hit a sacrifice fly to right and when Steve Henderson's throw went through to the plate, Bush went to second. Bush scored on "Keril-JHrbek's single. • ; '..",;/'The,Athletics,look.;a 1-0 lead, when with one out in the second, Henderson walked on four pitches. One out later, Tony Bcmazard doubled, scoring Henderson. Tyson earns undisputed title LAS VEGAS(AP) — Mike Tyson won the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world Saturday night, but Iron Mike had to settle for a 12-round unanimous .decision over lOVi -1 underdog Tony Tucker. Tyson's victory before 7,600 fans at the Las Vegas Hilton made the 21-year-old New Yorker the first undisputed champion since Leon Spinks upset Muhammad Ali on a split decision at the Hilton on Feb. 15, 1978. Michael Spinks, who was stripped by the International Boxing Federation for refusing to fight Tucker, contends he is the true champion. But all three sanctioning bodies — the JBF, World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association — now recognize the unbeaten Tyson. Most observers didn't feel Tucker would last long with Tyson, despite being unbeaten himself, and many of the fans were disappointed Tyson didn' t end the fight inside the 12-round limit. But Tyson was in charge all the way and was a clear winner. Judge Phil Newman scored it 119-111, Bill Graham had it 116-112 and Julio Roldan scored it 118-113. The Associated Press favored Tyson 117-111. Miners cutting roster early ROCKLJN, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers must cut more than 20 more players from training camp to reach Coach Bill Walsh's goal of only 78 players in uniform for next weekend's Hall of Fame game. The team on Friday waived four young players signed as free agents, but there are still more than 100 players in training. The latest cuts were Vincent Carreker, a cornerback who played college football at Cincinnati; Tommy Dawkins, nose tackle from Appalachian State; Tim Long, center from Memphis State, and Erik McKee, tight end from Southern Cal. Two veteran defensive linemen, Michael Carter and Manu Tuiasosopo, were among those held out of practice because of injuries. They twisted knees earlier this week. Joe Montana and Steve Young are expected to share the quarterback work in the exhibition opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at Canton, Ohio. Louganis wins again (AP)— Greg Louganis and Kelly McCormick earned the right to defend their 3-meter springboard titles in the Pan American Games later this month with gold-medal performances in the U.S. Diving Outdoor Championships. It was Louganis' 42nd national title of his career. Kent Ferguson, defending champion in the 3-metef*, edged Doug Shaffer for second, 674.19 to 672.90 to repeat. Evans grabs second world swim mark FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Janet Evans has had an incredible week for a 15-year-old high school junior — or for anyone of any age, for that matter. It started Monday when she set a world record of 8 minutes, 22.44 seconds in the 800-meter freestyle at the U.S. Swimming Long Course National Championships. It ended on Friday when she set a second world record, a 16:00.73 in the 1500-meter freestyle. In between, the 5-fpot-4, 95-pounder wqn national titles in the 400 freestyle and the 400 individual medley, becoming the first swimmer to score four victories at the nationals since Tracy Calkins in 1981. Her record race on Friday broke a mark of 16:04.49 set by Kim Lineham in 1979, the third-oldest swimming mark on the books. SCOREBOARD Baseball Friday night Giants, A's both lose (AP)—Jeff Robinson walked in a pair of runs in a three-run sixth inning, and the Reds scored five times in the eighth off two other relievers to coast to a 9-2 victory. The Giants issued seven walks In the game to set up the Reds' rallies. The victory gave the Reds a three-game lead over the second- place Giants in the National League West. San Francisco took an early 2-0 lead, but the bullpen's failure turned the game into a rout. Right-hander Ron Robinson, 4-3, allowed six hits and two runs in six innings to gain his first victory since June 23, when he also beat the Giants. Robinson had one loss and four no-decisions since the win. Dravecky is 2-2 since being acquired from San Diego in a trade July 5. Cincinnati put the game out of reach in (he eighth, loading the bases on a single by Jones, a double by Diaz and a walk to Esasky. Paul O'Neill singled home a pair of runs off Scott Garrelts, and Bell hit a two-out homer over the leftfield wall, his eighth of the season. Will Clark had three hits for the Giants and figured in both of their runs. The Minnesota Twins came from behind on Kent Hrbek's run- scoring single and Gary Gaetti's Ihree-run homer in the sixth inning to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 Friday night. Bert Blyleven, 10-8, gave up seven hits in 7 1-3 innings before getting relief help from Jeff Reardon, who retired all five batters he faced for his 22nd save, B-2 Softball Lee's nails down regular-season crown Bastbell Al A Olmec, Bub-Standing*, By Tin A*tocl*t*d Pree* AMERICAN LEAGUE Eeel Division W L New York 63 41 Detroit 68 41 Toronto 60 43 Milwaukee 62 48 Boilon 48 66 Balllmor* 47 56 Cleveland 37 66 Division Pel. .606 .680 .683 .616 .466 .466 .359 OB Lee's Motosports has nailed down the top spot in the recently concluded B-3 softball regular season, but it took a season ending 8-5 win over C.E.D. to clinch the title. In other action taking place the final week of the season, General Hospital clinched third place in the regular season with a 15-5 pasting of slumping Chick's House of Spirits, and Retech nailed down the fourth and final playoff spot by trimming Gino's Lettering 5-3. The playoffs, which begin on August 5, will pit Retech against General Hospital at 6:30, with the winner advancing to play second place C.E.D. at 7:45. The winner of the 7:45 game will play Lee's Molospons in a best iwp-of-lhree championship series, to jafce place beginning at 6:30 on August 12, '« M Mlwspjirls 8, r.E.D. * (8 innings)— (WP-Tony Wyse, LP- Ray Polk); C.E.D. needed a win to end the regular season in a tie for the top spot, but Lee's scored a run in the seventh inning to tie the score, then tallied three tiroes in the top of the eighth to capture the win. Ken Zimmerman paced the winners, ripping a double and a triple to drive in two runs. Jim Evans, Larry Mohler (2b) and Scott Turner added two hits apiece in the winning effort. Scott Boissanault drove in two rbis, collecting three hits for the losers. General Hospital 15, Chick's 5— (WP-Dick Knox, LP-Mike Ward); General Hospital scored in the first four innings on the way to the easy five inning win, clinching third place. Steve Ponnell (3/4, 2b, 3/bi), Bob Sack (3/4,3b, ?/bj), and Wayne Adair (2 triples, 2 rbis) paced the winners attack. Everett Laster's two hit-two rbi performance paced Chicks. Retech 5, Gino's Lettering 3— (WP-Mike Butzow, LP-Ross Lunceford); Retech's four run outburst in the bottom of (he first inning was enough, as Gino's was limited to just nine hits. Steve Johnson (2b) and Sean White (3b) had 2 hits and 2 rbis apiece for the winners. Pan Stpohlet was a perfect 2/2 for Gino's. Teamsters completed their season last week FINAL STANDINGS Lee's Motosports 10-2 C.E.D 8-4 General Hospital 7-5 Retech 7-5 Gino's Lettering 5-7 Teamsters 3-9 Chick's Spirits 2-10 1% 16V4 25% GB W L Pel. Minnesota 66 49 .633 California 63 60 .615 2 Oakland 63 50 .615 2 Kaniat Cily 50 63 .485 5 Texas 49 62 .485 5 Seattle 49 53 .480 5V4 Chicago 41 69 .410 12Vi Lai* GamM Net Included Saturday'* Gamee Cleveland 3. Toronto 0 Detroit 10, New York 6 Oakland 3, Minnesota 2 Kansas City 4. Boston o Chicago at Milwaukee, (n) Baltimore at Texas, (n) Seattle at California, (n) Friday'* Gem*e New York 6. Detroit 6 Toronto e, Cleveland 3 Boston 4, KantM City 0 Chicago 9. Milwaukee 6 Baltimore e. Texai 4 California 8, Seattle z Minnesota 6. Oakland 3 Detroit Rhoden Boston Chicago Sunday'* Game* (Robinson 7-4) at New York (Rhoden 13-6) (Stanley 3-10) at Kansas City (Long s-6) at Milwaukee (Boslo (McCaskUl 2-3) Minnesota (Straker 56) at Oakland (Young 10-5) Cleveland (StieB 9-6) Baltimore (Witt 4-5). (n) (Akerfeldt (Bo.ddick*r o ') '4) Toronto Texas NATIONAL LEAGUE EMI Divlelen W L Pet. GB St. Louis 63 39 .618 — Montreal 58 44 .669 6 New York 67 46 .653 6tt Philadelphia 53 49 .520 10 Chicago 53 50 .515 10* Pittsburgh 45 68 .437 18K West Division W L Pet. GB Cincinnati 66 49 .529 — San Francisco 63 61 .510 2 Houston SO 63 .485 4* Los Angeles 47 56 .456 7V. Atlanta 45 58 .437 9ft San Diego 39 65 .375 16 Saturday'* Games San Francisco 7. Cincinnati 3 Chicago 5, Philadelphia 3 New York 12. Montreal 4 Los Angeles 6. Atlanta 2 St. Louis 7. Pittsburgh 6. 10 innings San Diego 6, Houston 0 Friday'* Game. Philadelphia 8, Chicago 5 Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 2 Montreal 13, New York 3 Los Angeles 9. Atlanta 5 San Diego 6, Houston 2 St. Louli 4. Pittsburgh 3 Sunday'* Game* New York (Darling 6-7) at Montreal (Sobra 6-10) Los Angeles (Hershiser it -9) at Atlanta (Smith 9-6) San Francisco (Hammakar 6-8) at Cincinnati (Browning 6-8) Pittsburgh (Walk 2-1) at Si. Louis (Magiane $2) Philadelphia (Rawley 13-6) at Chicago (Sutdille 15-4) San Diego (Grant 2-5) at Houston (Scotl 11-7) Transactions Friday'* Sport* Trrrwactlon* By The Associated Prss* BASEBALL American Usgue AL—Reduced the suspension* of Oanny Jackson, pitcher, and WHUe Wilson, outfielder, from live to three days, effective Aug i BOSTON RED SOX-Actlvated Steve Crawford, pitcher, from the 15-day disabled list " CLEVELAND INDIANS-Traded Steve Carton. pitcher, to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named Recalled Jeff Kaiser, pitcher,! rom Buffalo of the American Association NEW YORK YANKEES-Slgned Bob Shirley, pitcher, to a minor-league contract and acslgned him to Columbus of the International League Nalionel League HOUSTON ASTBOS-Placed Jim Deshales, pitcher, on the 15-day disabled list Purchased the contract of Jeff Heathcoox. pitcher, from Tucson of the Pacific Coast League Placed Charlie Kerleld, pitcher, on the 21 -day disabled Recalled Juan Aoosto. pitcher, from Tucson . PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Traded Don Robinson, pitcher, to the San Francisco Giants lor Mackey Sasser, catcher, and $60.000 Optioned Sasser to Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League FOOTBALL National Football League ATLANTA FALCONS-Slgned XSrtis Tallalerro. linebacker, and Joe Stepanek. defensive end Released Jerome Morris and Wayne Zlegler.safetfes, and Calvin Wallace, defensive end BUFFALO BILLS— Signed Oarryl Talley. linebacker, to a series of one-year contracts NEW YORK JETS-Agreed to terms with Ken O'Brien, quarterback Waived Mai Bachman. linebacker ST. LOUIS CARDWALS-Staned Tim McDonald, safety, to a three- year contract. Relsastd Thomas Rooks and Derrick Thomas, running backs; Jeff Rehben, Navy Tuiasosopo and Mark Lsmrt, offensive linemen: James Brim and Ruise* Evans, wide receivers; William Altena and Octavlan sharp*, linebackers; Mark Main!* and Struggle Smith. defensive bucks; Richard Spelman, placeAcker; Kelly HoUodlcV punier; and CurtlsA/ider- son, defensive lineman. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS— Waived Richard Teets, nose tackle; and Gary Moss and Qiry Hunt, defensive bucks. • HOCKEY ter. to a multl year to a multl year contract don wnttr ftKiafRY~«igri.d Sknen Wheel-

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