Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 9, 1993 · Page 10
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 10

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, May 9, 1993
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10 SUNDAY, MAY 9,1993 Sports THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To wport «port» n«w« telephone Steve Guertln, 4«MS21 DIGEST Scorekeepers needed for golf tourney Scorekeepers are needed for the Men's Invitational Golf Tournament May 29-30. A sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the Ukiah Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse. The Women's Golf Club is planning a number of challenging and fun play- days. New golfers are always welcome. For more information, call Angela Myers at 468-0374 or Liz Turner at 485-7263. Hiatt Softball tourney set for May 22-23 The Hiatt Men's Softball Tournament has been scheduled for May 22-23 at the Men's Softball Complex in Ukiah. This is a round-robin event, and the first 10 teams to sign up will participate in the tournament. The cost is $160 per team, and each team is guaranteed at least four games. Trophies will be given out to the first through fourth-place teams. Other awards include a Most Valuable Player trophy and T- shirts to the All- Tournament team. For more information or to sign up for the tournament, call Jeff Schueller at 463-6236. TRIVIA What National League West team has gone the longest without winning the division title? (answer at bottom of schedule) SCORES Junior College Baseball Contra 1 'Costa • 4 High School Baseball Ukiah Montgomery Ukiah JVs Montgomery JVs Willits Upper Lake Mendocino Potter Valley Mendocino Potter Valley High School Softball Willits Upper Lake Mendocino Potter Valley Mendocino Potter Valley 2 0 23 3 5 3 5 2 16 0 0 3 5 6 3 5 SCHEDULE MONDAY GOLF • North Coast Section Championships at Santa Rosa's Fountain Grove Course (7:30 a.m.) LITTLE LEAGUE • Ukiah Lions vs. P.V. Health Center (NU, 6 p.m.) • A's vs. Dodgers (SU, 5:30 p.m.) PONY LEAGUE • Dodgers vs. While Sox (5:45 p.m.) • Angels vs. Giants (8 p.m.) WOMEN'S HOOP • Women's Basketball League playoffs (6 p.m.) *B' VOLLEYBALL • Hunt Construction vs. Wright Stuff Pizza (7:20 p.m.) • Weekend Warriors vs. No Names (7:20 p.m.) • Sports Attic/Merchants Baseball vs. Big Hooters (8:05 p.m.) • Ace Plumbing Aces vs. Silva's (8:05 p.m.) • FCS&L vs. The M.T.A. Express (8:50 p.m.) (Answer: The San Diego Padres haven't won the National League West since 1984.) Berezay, Wildcats shut out Vikings Victory pulls Ukiah into tie for third place By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor Ukiah High's varsity baseball team continued its quest for a possible North Bay League championship with an exciting 2-0 victory over the Montgomery Vikings Friday at Doyle Park in Santa Rosa. John Berezay kept up his hot pitching for the Wildcats, blanking the Vikings on a five-hitter to raise his record to an incredible 7-0. Berezay, who beat Montgomery's Casey Cunningham in a matchup back on April 21, beat him again on Friday to lower his earned run average to a tiny 0.41. Berezay struck out four and walked four on the day. The Wildcats pulled into a three- way tie for third place in the NBL with Finer and the quickly sinking Vikings, each with 6-6 records. Rancho Cotate's 13-0 victory over Santa Rosa Friday and Cardinal Newman's 5-4 loss to Finer left both of those teams tied for first at 8-5. Ukiah still has an outside shot at winning the league championship heading into the final week of play. The Wildcats host last-place Santa Rosa (6-13, 3-9) in a doubleheader on Wednesday, then wrap up the regular season next Friday at Cardinal Newman. A sweep of all three games, coupled with a Cardinal Newman victory over Rancho Cotate next Wednesday, would clinch at least a share of the NBL title for Ukiah. The 'Cats gave Berezay the only run he needed in the top of the second inning when Rene Cabada scored from second base on a Montgomery error. David Halstad's run-scoring double in the fifth added the insurance run. Halstad and Jeremy Walsh accounted for four of Ukiah's seven hits off Cunningham, who fell to 5-3. Ukiah JVs 23 Montgomery JVs 3 Can anybody stop Ukiah's junior varsity baseball team? Montgomery's JVs would say "no way" after the JV Wildcats pasted the Vikings in a 23-3 laugher Friday in Santa Rosa. Ukiah pounded out 22 hits and won its ninth straight to up its NBL record to 7-5. No one knows for sure what the current standings are in the NBL, but if Ukiah wins its last three games next week, its 10-5 mark may be good enough to win the league championship. And all this after they started the league season 0-5! It seemed like every Wildcat on the roster had a field day against the Vikings, led by O.J. Johnson, who went 4-for-5 with a double, triple, two runs and four RBIs. Dan Parker, who scored four runs, got his 30th hit of the season despite getting walked three times. Brian Delfin was 3-for-5 with three runs and three RBIs and Rich Spurting went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and four stolen bases. Other Wildcats of note included Brian Camp (two hits, RBI), T.J. Belfanti (2-for-2, three runs, RBI) and Mark Short (two hits, two RBIs, three runs). Gregg Burgess hit a bases loaded triple in the seventh inning and Brad Barnes had a hit, run and RBI. Short went the distance on the hill for Ukiah, allowing only four hits and two earned runs while See ROUNDUP, Page 11 PV softball team moves into first By CHRIS MYERS Journal news assistant With first place Anderson Valley being swept at Laytonville, the Potter Valley Lady Bearcat softball team took over as the No. 1 team in the North Coast League ITJ with a sweep of the Mendocino Lady Cardinals in a tough Friday afternoon doubleheader. Potter Valley (8-2, 3-1) narrowly escaped with a win in the first game, 6-5, then won the nightcap by a score of 5-3. Freshman pitcher Carrie Freeman improved her record to 6-2, picking up both victories despite walking more batters Friday than she had all season. "She walked a lot of batters, but came through when she had to," said Bearcat coach Mike Moore. "Good defense is what we're good at, and the defense came through when it had to." Potter made only three errors in the two games, compared to seven made by the Cardinals. Potter Valley jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the second inning, scoring three runs. Mendocino scored two of its own in the third, but Potter scored one more in the bottom of the inning to make it 4-2. Mendocino scored two more in the top of the fifth to tie the game, 4-4. Potter, not to be outdone, matched Mendocino's effort with two more in the bottom of the inning. The Cards scored one more in the top of the sixth and held the 'Cats scoreless in the bottom of the inning. It looked like the Lady Bearcats were in serious trouble in the top of the seventh when Mendocino loaded the bases with two out. Freeman, who had been having some control problems, fell behind the Cardinal hitter with a quick 3-1 count, but she settled down and poured in a second strike on the next pitch to make the count full. The sixth pilch was fouled back. On what turned out to be the final pitch of the game, Freeman threw another strike which the Cardinal hitter sent deep to left field. With the runners flying around the bases, left fielder Stacy Todd was able to track the fly do wn, catching it for the final out and securing the Bearcat See BEARCATS, Page 11 Chris Myen/Tho Diily Journal Lady Bearcat softball catcher Erin Glese slides safely Into home as the Cardinals' catcher chases the errant throw. Glese went 3-for-3 In the nightcap and led the Lady Bearcats to a sweep of the Cards and first place In thtfNdrttf CoastiMa^uelll standings. Cards sweep Bearcats in league doubleheader Chris Myers/The Daily Journal Potter Valley Bearcat second baseman Erin Fowls prepares to receive a throw from catcher Jeremy Fye as Mendocino's Charles Stone slides In safely In Friday afternoon's doubleheader In Potter Valley. The Bearcats dropped both ends of the doubleheader by scores of 5-3 and 16-0 In their final home game of the season. By CHRIS MYERS Journal news assistant It was the same old story for the Potter Valley baseball Bearcats Friday as they were again plagued with costly errors in the field in their doubleheader loss to the Mendocino Cardinals. The Bearcats lost 5-2 and 16-0 in their final home games of the season. The first game was a pitching battle between Potter's Andy Whiteaker and Mendocino's Carlton Jacobson. Whiteaker was touched for a run in the first inning, but held the Cardinals scoreless over the next five. The score remained 1-0, Mendocino, until Potter Valley rallied in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score. Mendocino came right back, rattling off four runs in the top of the seventh, making it 5-1. The Bearcats were able to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh but only scored one run. Mendocino's top hitter was left fielder Charles Stone, who went l-for-2 wilh two RBIs. Jeremy Fye led Potter Valley with a hit and an RBI. Cardinals pitcher Jason McCoard controled the nightcap, pitching a five-inning complete game shutout. McCoard allowed only four Bearcat hits. McCoard also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple and two RBIs as the Cardinals shelled Bearcat pitchers for 13 hits. Eric Olson led Mendocino in the nightcap, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. The Bearcats will travel to Willits Tuesday to take on the Wolverines in a non-league matchup before traveling to Point Arena next Friday. TRACK AND FIELD Ukiah tracksters score in Viking Invitational By GLENN ERICKSON Journal Sports Editor Emeritus Ukiah High School's track and field athletes returned home from Saturday's Fifth Viking Invitational trackfest at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa with a flock of medals, personal records and some valuable lessons learned. Leading the Ukiah contingent, as he has all season, was Josh Heady with two first places, three individual medals and some fast times in his hurdles races. Heady won the 110-highs in a hand-timed 15.3 seconds, won the 300 intermediate hurdles in only the third time he has run the event, then placed second to arch-rival Cletus Coffee, of Cardinal Newman, in the long jump. Coffee soared 21 -9 in the long jump, with Heady second at 21-7. Both jumpers were not out as far as they have jumped previously as the Montgomery long Potter Valley also successful jump runway, takeoff board and pit took a toll on both men seeking to hit their step and soaring peak. But it was in the 300 intermediate hurdles that Heady put himself up among Ukiah High School's all-time competitors. His automatically timed 40.7 seconds for the eight flights of hurdles over 300 gruelling yards put him third among the school's all-time 300-IH track- sters, according to Ukiah coaches. Only Rich Benoy, who later went on to score for the University of Minnesota in Big 10 indoor and outdoor hurdles, and Bobby Marcom ran the 300-IH faster. Ukiah coach Jerry Drew reported that Benoy holds the school record of 40.1. Marcom is second best all-time at 40.5. Heady still has several chances to better his third best 40.7 in next Friday's North Bay League Championships, and hopefully in North Coast Section and State Championship meets ahead. Heady also set a personal record for the 400 meters when he led off the Ukiah 4x400 relay team, which finished fourth, just one spot away from medals for all. Heady, a senior who reportedly is considering an Air Force career, led off his teammates with a personal record of 53.6. Mike Long ran a personal record 54.5, Miles Salinas was third man with a persona) record of 54.1, and Roberto Olea ran a powerful 52.3 anchor personal record for a collective and competitive 3:35. Olea had a tremendous meet. Still learning bow to run the See VIKING, Page 11 Eagles end season on four-game win streak By STEVE GUERTIN Journal sports editor It's too bad the Bay Valley Conference season has come to a close. After going up and down in the standings most of the year, the Mendocino College baseball team put it all together in the last two weeks, winning four straight to finish even at 12-12 in the BVC and 26-19 overall. Saturday afternoon in San Pablo, Mendocino ended the year with an 8-4 victory over playoff-bound Contra Costa. The Eagle bats have erupted during the four-game win streak, and Saturday was no exception. Mendocino rapped out 12 hits and scored twice in the ninth to break open a close game. "We overcame a lot of injuries and we played really good down the stretch," said Mendocino head coach Kevin Smallcomb, who was pleased to see his troops finally hit the ball with consistancy. "Once we got over those injuries we got into a playing mode. We had some clutch hits over the past two weeks and had solid pitching all year long." Freshman pitcher Sean Leslie, up for All-League honors after a strong 1993 campaign, pitched TA solid innings Saturday, allowing three earned runs on six hits with seven strikeouts. Leslie finished the season with an 8-4 record. Leslie, trying to hold on to a 6-1 lead, ran into trouble in the eighth as Contra Costa pulled to within 6-4, Dale Ingham, however, put out the fire, getting the last out in the eighth on a fly to center and pitching a perfect ninth, including two strikeouts, for his seventh save of the year. Kevin Dobson had a fine day at the plate for the Eagles, going 3-for-3 with three runs. Ken Carter went 2-for-4, Rod Wilburn went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs and Ramy Dickinson added two hits. Mendocino, leading 1-0 in the third, scored twice to give Leslie some breathing room. Dobson led off the inning with a single and Carter followed with a one-out single. Wilburn cleared the bases with a two-run triple. The Eagles added three more runs in the fourth. Dickinson led off with a single and, with one out, Jake Spring and Dobson singled to load the bases. Pat Pethel brought home two runs with a double and Carter's sacrafice fly scored Dobson to make it 6-1.

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