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TUESDAY, AUGUST 4,1987 SPORTS THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL Seaside Pony champs By GLENN CRIMSON Journal Spoilt Editor EiMrttut Like the waves of the sea for which the team and its community are named, Seaside's relentless Pony League All-Stars Monday night washed away Sunnyvale's last Northern Regional Pony League playoff hopes, winning two outstanding games, 5-3 and 6-3. Today Seaside is setting a course for Norwalk, Calif., and the Pony League Western Zone Championships. Seaside, blanked by Sunnyvale on a five-inning one-hitter in the first game of the Anton Stadium tourney last Wednesday, battled all the way back for-two hard-earned victories over previously undefeated Sunnyvale, earning the Northern Regional Pony baseball title with six straight victories after that embarrassing opening loss. Friday at 5:30 p.m., Seaside will go to bat against the Coast Regional Pony League champions in Norwalk, the first obstacle in Western Zone competition and a final bid to the Pony League World Series in Washington, Pa. the week of Aug. lj» In the 15lh and final game of the Northern Regionals in Anton Stadium Monday, Seaside unloaded seven of its eight hits in the last three innings to finish off a fine Sunnyvale team which ran out of hits, runs and time at the same time. Seaside scored three in the home fourth to tie the game at 3-3, erasing a 3-0 lead gained by Sunnyvale in the first inning of the second game. Sunnyvale had opened the game with an infield hit by Kirk Larson, a single by Reeve Bandermann, an error giving Matt Bokemeier life, a called balk by Seaside hurler Raymond Avila, a pop-up by Bud Miehe, and a high-hop RBI single over third by Dave Kramer. Seaside retaliated in the fourth on an infield single by Tyril Sherman, another by Joni Joyce, a wild pitch, and a ringing double by Lance Scott to make it 3-all. Seaside, getting fantastic fan support, drum-rolls and especially loving and priceless vocal coaching by Eddie Mae Thompson, got an insurance run in the fifth on Tyril Sherman's single, an infield Sunnyvale error, and another timely blow by Lance Scott. The final two runs of the tourney came in the sixth. Pitcher Raymon Avila got on via an error, stole second, advanced on a passed-ball to third. Jerry Brown and John Calzado rapped back to back singles, Shannon Garrison was ticked by a pitch, and Travis Wilson drove in the final run of the tourney with a sacrifice fly. Avila was very effective in the clutch/allowing just six hits, only three after the first, in seven innings. He struck out 10 frustrated Sunnyvale batters and walked three. That final loss was a tough one for gutsy Sunnyvale pitcher Johnny Morgan, as the usual second- baseman was victimized more by infield errors and mental boo-boos than rocketing Seaside hits. True, he yielded eight hits, seven over the last three innings, three by Tyril Sherman, two by Lance Scott, including a double. He fanned seven, walked two and hit one. Seaside also had come from behind to win the first game Monday 'night to force the exciting late-late show. The Monterey-Seaside-Fort Ord contingent of fans, some of whom had driven home Sunday and back last night, a 4 to 6-hour drive in heavy traffic and hot weather one way, saw Seaside score first on a Travis Wilson single, an error, wild-pitch and a typical Joni Joyce RBI line-drive shot in the first. Sunnyvale scored in the fourth to tie it at 1-1 as Reeve Bandermann got life on an infield error, stole second, went to third on a wild pitch and came home on another error. Sunnyvale went ahead with two in the fifth to 3-1, as Mark Yancey singled, Jason Simentachi walked and Seaside seemed to self-destruct for a moment on wild pitches, a balk and a Bandermann bingle. But the champions-to-be pulled themselves together to close to 3-2 in the fifth on a walk to Wilson and another RBI by Joni Joyce, first- game pitcher. Setting the script tor their second-game Hollywood finish, Seaside's smooth baseballers put the first game away with three runs in the sixth, on a single by Ramon Avila, walks to Travis Williams and "Governor" Jerry Brown and 9 solid double by stocky Shannon Garrison. Ukiah men's B-2 softball Burger King aims for third spot in playoffs tonight Dive Curt Goin'for the block Uklahl volleyball coach Ken Franklin gets set to block a shot during Sunday's Bulldog Brothers' doubles volleyball tournament. A's fall victim to Mariners Oakland (AP) — The differences in their offense are dramatic, but Seattle Manager Dick Williams is beating Oakland this year by using a page out of the Athletics' playbook. "We're not a three-run homer or grand-slam homer team, and we Brennan's trip cut short By GLENN ERKXSON Journal Sports Editor EmortliM Ukiahi wrestler Joe Brennan's trip to Moscow was cut short at Luxembourg and he is back in Ukiah, recuperating from corrective tissue surgery at Adventist hospital Sunday evening. Brennan, injured several weeks ago when a forklift overturned fell on him, had hoped to be able to complete a tour of the Soviet Union and Hungary with fellow wrestler Aaron MacLeitch and coach Gary Cavendar, even though he knew he could not wrestle. But it became clear to coaches that his leg was not responding as it should and he was sent home, having to sit in a New York airport overnight waiting to get his return-flight ticket validated on another airline. Brennan, who will be hospitalized for about 10 days and faces some skin-grafts, can see visitors in room 112 at Adventist hospital and can take phone calls. He reports that the trip, as far as he got, was exciting. Luxembourg is a beautiful, rich in history and scenic city, and the 20 or so high school wrestlers now touring and wrestling in Soviet Union and Hungary had an outstanding pre-camp in Turlock, Brennan says. The trip home was exhausting and he will not be able to see Saturday night's Mendocino- Lake County All-Star football game in Anton Stadium. But he hopes to be able to take another wrestling trip in a year or so. Football may be curtailed or out this season, but he expects to wrestle as soon as possible. By DAVE CURL JdUffMl SpOfw WlRW Except for two make-up games to be played tonight at the Men's softball complex, B-2's regular season is now complete, but not everything is quite settled. We do know that Harms' Plumbing, with an outstanding season, clinched the top spot weeks ago, and that Mill Creek JJ, with a forfeit win last week, clinched second place. Keene Pallet, who owns the same record as the Creek (8-6), holds third place for now because they were outscored by the Creek in their regular season matchups (despite splitting the two game series), an approved tiebreaking procedure. Burger King, the fourth team in the playoffs, needs a mixture of luck and skill tonight to determine where they'll be in the playoffs, which start next Tuesday. Burger King has a makeup game against Stout Crane tonight at 7:45, and if they lose, they are the fourth team in the playoff draw. But, if Burger King wins, a coin flip between them and Keene Pallet will determine who gets the third and fourth playoff spots (Keene and BK split their season series, with each team winning against the other by a single run). In games played last week, Harms' routed Stout Crane 15-2, Burger King definitely helped their cause with a 13-12 come-from- behind win over Keene Pallet, Sports Attic (who plays Harms' Plumbing in a 6:30 makeup game tonight) scored 12 runs in the eighth inning to down Miller Distributing 25-14, and Mill Creek Nursery II won on a Mendo Realty forfeit. Harms Plumbing 15, Stout Crane 2— (WP-Lil Hoaglin, LP- Rich Nordyke); Bob McLaughlin, Lil Hoaglin, Steve Senteney and Jimmy Martin each drove in three runs in the easy five inning win. Audie Verducci's two hits paced Stout's attack. , Burger King 13, Keene Pallet 12— (WP-Hans Zwetsloot, LP- Barney Boyce); Ron Piver|s single capped a three run rally in the bottom of the seventh to give Burger King a comeback 13-12 win over Keene Pallet. BK's 20 hit attack included three hits from Tim Nicolas and Piver, with big blows being struck by Williams (2 run HR) and Dashiell (bases loaded triple). Barney Boyce and Doug Dick's four hit, 3 rbi performance paced Keene's shorthanded (only nine players) attack. Sports Attic 25, Miller Distributing 14 (8 innings)— (WP-A1 Snarski, LP-Jeff Boyce); Miller rallied for five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to force extra innings, then were victimized by errors and timely Attic hitting, allowing 12 runs in the top of the eighth inning to fall in their season finale. Jeff Burrell's 5/6 night at the plate led Sports Attic's 29 hit Matt Ferrick (4/6, 3b, 4 rbi), Jim Barrett (4/6, HR, 3 rbi), Mike Pipkin (4/6, 2b, 3b, 3 rbi) and Donny Dons (4/6, 2 rbi) all got in their rips, as the Attic played with just nine men. Aaron Knudsen and Bruce Moroni each collected three hits for Miller, with Jeff Boyce driving in three runs in a losing effort STANDINGS Harms Plumbingl2-l-l Mill Creek H8-6 Keene Pallet8-6 Burger King7-6-l Sports Attic6-7-l Miller Distributing5-9 Stout Crane4-9-l Mendo Realty4-10 Santa Rosans take volleyball title don't sit back and wait for that," Williams said. "But we'll gladly take them." On Monday night. Presley hit a two-out, three-run homer off ailing Oakland starter Joaquin Andujar in the first inning to give the Mariners a lead they never relinquished. By DAVE CURL Journal Sport* Writer Over thirty teams from all over the Redwood Empire took advantage of beautiful (albeit a bit warm) weather and a friendly but competitive atmosphere to compete in the third annual Bulldog Brothers Open Doubles Volleyball tournament played Sunday at the city park. Santa Rosa's duo of Danny Reynolds and Joe Robustelli, who combined height, quickness, and out- Paris' new incentive to lose weight ROCKIJN, Calif. (AP) — Behemoth lineman Bubba Paris says he's listened for years to suggestions on how to shed pounds. He might pay even more attention now that the San Francisco 49ers have offered him $50,000 if he can slim down to 300 by the season opener. "I've tried lots of things and listened to people tell me all kinds of ways," said the 49ers' starting left offensive tackle. "It's possible. It's just.up to me. Paris, who weighed in Monday at about 330 pounds including roughly 10 pounds of equipment, says he was offered the incentive Sunday night in a meeting with Coach Bill Walsh, line coach Bobb McKittrick and physical development coordinator Jerry Attaway. The fifth-year player said he has used his weight as a crutch in the past, figuring he would be pushed around if he were lighter. But after last season he embarked on a strength program that he says has him much tougher regardless of heft. "I'm not as young as I used to be," said Paris, 26. "Ive come to the realization that I have to be about 300 pounds." standing leaping ability, walked off with top honors in the highly competitive men's A play Reynolds, who stood about 6-5, teamed with the foot-shorter Robustelli, whose lack of height didn't seem to affect his ability to go up for kills repeatedly against taller opponents. In the Mens A final, Reynolds- Robustelli easily handled the team of Rick Phillips (Ukiah) and Taran Fish £Willits) for the title. In other action, Fort Bragg's duo of Keith Whittaker and Scott Hover downed the Boonville team of Mike McDonald and Bill Dawson for the men's B title, while the sister team of Pam and Lawrel Lindstedt (from Fort Bragg and Arcata respectively) needed three tough sets before defeating Santa Rosa's Diane Graham and Diane Frazier for the women's A title. Lisa Leighty and Debbie Price, from San Rafael went undefeated in round-robin play to capture the women's B crown, with Noreen Mayer (Ukiah) and Kirk Fletclie'r (Lakeport) easily capturing the coed title. Giants fall to extra inning homer again HOUSTON (AP) — Right fielder Kevin Bass delivered a message to the National League's top two teams when he belted two home runs for a series opener victory over the San Francico Giants — don't count the Houston Astros out. "Other ball clubs don't consider us a threat anymore. We've done everything we can to win and it hasn't been working. Now maybe we're relaxed and things will start to happen," Bass said after the Astros' 5-3 victory in the Monday opener of a three-game series. Bass underscored his message with a two-out, two-run homer to left field in the bottom of the 13th inning that sealed the Astros win and moved Houston within one-half game of the second place Giants. The victory also put the Astors only 3'/2 games behind the National League-leading Cinncinati Reds. Switch-hitting Bass victimized reliver Joe Price, 1 -2, with his right- hannded homer, his 12th of the season. In the fourth inning, his left- handed home run was off Giants starter Mark Krukow. "This is the first time I've ever done that in one game," Bass said. "It's one of those personal things you always dream about." Bass was asked if Price was afraid to confront him with two outs. "I figured he (Price) wouldn't be afraid to challenge me. I just waited back for the curve ball he got up." Giants catcher Bob Brenly felt he called the right pitch. "Kevin Bass from the right side is a high fast-ball hitter. I called for a breaking ball down. He just hit it out. I'd callfor it again because I don't know if he could hit it again/' Houston manager Hal Lanier says Bass is starting to hit like he did in 1986, when he batted .311. "He hasn't really been that bad. He had a big game in Atlanta and is swinging the bat real good," Lanier said. Nolan Ryan started the game for Houston and racked up 12 strikeouts while giving up a homer to Will Clark. Juan Agosto, 1-0, won his first major league game. Giants outfielder Jeffrey Leonard lamented the overall play of his team. "We have not had the clutch hitting or the clutch pitching lately." Lanier was simply relieved to win the first game of the set. "It's an important series and we need to get going," Lanier said. "Both clubs had good pitching and I figured from the 10th inning on it would take a home run to win it the way the relievers were throwing." SCOREBOARD Baseball Major League Beeebell Al A Glance By The Aeeoclated Pree* AMERICAN LEAGUE Eeet Division New York Toronto Detroit Milwaukee Boston Baltimore Cleveland Minnesota Oakland California Kama* City Seattle Texas Chicago W 64 02 69 62 49 48 38 L 42 43 43 51 56 67 87 Pet. GB .604 — .690 1Vt .678 3 .605 1014 .467 14K .457 16K. .362 2514 Weel Dlvleton W 67 64 54 52 51 60 43 L 60 61 62 53 64 64 60 Pel. GB .633 .514 2 .509 214 .496 4 .486 5 .481 514 .417 12 nfedneeday'e Gamee Seattle at Oakland Minnesota at California New York al Cleveland, (n) Kaniai City at Detroit, (n) Toronto at Chicago, (n) Baltimore al Milwaukee, (n) Boston at Texa*. (n) Philadelphia al New York, (n) Chicago at Pittsburgh, (n) San Oiego at Atlanta, (n) San Francltco at Houiton. (n) Cleveland 2, New York 0 Kanm Cily 4, Detroit 2, 10 Inning* Toronto 14, Chicago 5 Boston 11, Texai 2 Minnesota 11, California 3 Seattle 4. Oakland 3 Only game* scheduled Tuesday'* Qamee Seattle (Guelterman 9-2) al Oakland (Onllvero* 6-6) New York (John 10-3) al Cleveland (Schrom 4-7), (n) Kama* City (D.Jackson 4-13) at Detroit ' Toronto' (Ceruttl 6-2) at Chicago (Allen 0-6), (n) Baltimore (McGregor 2-7) at Milwaukee (Nleve* 7-6), (n) Boston (Woodward 0-0) at Texas (Hat ri« 4-8). (n) Minnesota (Canto" b 9i ai (..aliform* (Sutton 79) mi NATIONAL LEAGUE Eeel Division W L Pet. GB St. Louis 65 39 .626 — New York 69 46 .562 614 Montreal 66 46 .556 7 Chicago 54 51 .514 11% Philadelphia 63 61 .510 12 Pittsburgh 46 69 .436 194 * West Dtvtckm w L PCI. GB Cincinnati 56 60 .526 — San Francisco 63 53 .500 3 Houston 52 63 .495 314 Los Angeles 46 57 .457 7V, Atlanta 46 58 .442 9 San Diego 39 66 .371 16* Monday's Game* Los Angela* 7, Cincinnati 2 St. Louis 5, Montreal 2 New York 3. Philadelphia 2, 11 Innings Pittsburgh 6. Chicago 4 " Houston S. San Francisco 3. 13 Innings Only game* scheduled Tuooday o Garnoe Lo» Angeles (Leery 2-6) at Cincinnati (Hoffman 7-6). In) St.. Loul* (Mathew* 7-8) at Montreal (Heaton 12-4), in) Philadelphia (Rullln 9-7) at New York (Qooden 8-5). (n) Chlcaao (Sanderton 4-6) at Pittsburgh (Dunne M). (n) Sao Diego (Show 6-12) at Atlanta (Pufep 4-3). In) San Francisco (Downs 8-6) at Houston (Knepptr 4-12). (o) Wednesday » Game* SI Louis at Montreal, (n) Los Anaeles al Cincinnati mi National el Houston SAN FRAN aer h Aldrete rl 3 I 1 Kutcher cl 1 0 0 Speler 3b 610 Leonard If 6 0 0 WCIark to 4 1 2 CDavl* cl S 0 I Brenly c SOI RThpsn 2b 5 0 1 Uribs ss 501 Krukow p 300 Lefferts p 0 0 0 ph HOUSTON bl *b r h bl 0 QYoung cl 6 1 2 0 0 Hatcher II 6110 0 Doran 2b 5020 1 Ashby c 2 Walling ib 0 QDavl* Ib 0 Bass rl 0 Caminlt Umpires-Home. Pallone; First, Rippley; Second. Weyer; Third. Hennert. T-3:37. A —28.287. Transactions Monday'* Spori* Transaction* offensive linemen. LOS ANGELES RAIDERS Released Futon Wafer, punt returner; Mario Perry, tight end, and Colin* Hat*. 6122 3000 3010 6223 3b 6 0 0 0 CRenlds ss 4 0 2 0 0 Bnclna ph 1000 R O Ryan p 2000 1000 Cruz ph 1000 DRoblsri p 0 0 0 0 Andersn p 0 0 0 0 Yngbld phi 0 0 0 Puhl ph 1000 Price p 0000 DSmllh p 0000 Lope* ph 1000 Agoslo p 0000 J Totaie 4« s 12 s Tetti* 46 » 7 Sen Francleco 102 000 BOO 000 0—3 Houston 200 100 000 000 2—S Two out* when winning run* (cored. Game Winning RBI — Bat* (9). DP-S*n Francisco *. LOB-San Francico 6, Houston 8. 28—QDavis. HThompson. HR-WCI&rk (20), Saw 2 (121. SB- Hatcher (1). CDavi* (11). (37), IP Van Francleco Krukow Latlert* DRoblson Price L.I -2 Houston Ryan Andersen DSmilh Agoslo W i .; T» H 7 2 2 1 Z-3 7 3 ? i A i, Aldrete H R EH Bi SO 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2 12 2 3 BOSTON RED SOX-Announced that Rich Gedman. catcher, will mist the remainder ol the season. OAKLAND ATHLETICS-Placed Stan Javier. oulfM- der, on the 21 -day dfcabled l»t Recalled Hick Rodriquez, pitcher, bom Taooma ol the Pacific Coast League. National League LOS ANGELES DODQERS^-Placed Brad Wellmen. Inlielder, on the 16-day disabled list Recalled Mariano Duncan, shortstop, from Albuquerque of the Pacific Coast League. PITTSBURGH PIRATES— Named Rick Cerrone vice president for public relations, effective Sept. 9. Claimed Jim Gott. pitcher, on waiver* from the San Fnndtco Giant*. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS— Announced that Rory White, forward, ha* signed a contract to play in Madrid. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS— Signed Durwood Roquemore, CHICAGO BEARS— Signed Jim Harbaugh. quarterback, to a four-year contract. DETROIT LIONS— Signed Leonard Thompson, wide receiver. Released Joe Drake, nose tackle, and Bret Welchmann, light end. HOUSTON OILERS-Acqulred Leonard Mitchell. offensive tackle, Irom the Philadelphia Eagles for an undisclosed draft choice. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS— Waived Chris Smth and Ralph Stockerner, running backs; Mi* Jackson and David Momagne, wide receivers; stem Koss. tight end; Kevin Parsons, linebacker; Cameron Riley. defensive back. Mike Preacher, punter; Jolt Faulkner, defensive Imwrruri. a:«J pan noubkiQO. J<«"w> ilorvuy -vu! Mark Nato". ( 4U. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS-Stgned Michael Adam. defensive baoX,lp a three-year corftrM, Signed Daw Waymer, oornerback; Eric Martin, wide re Jumpy Gealhert, detendve lineman. Cut (uUback; Anthony Lewi*, defensive back; K quarterback, and Fuzzy Huddleslon. Itaaba. NEW YORK JETS-Wah*d Jama* Fan, center, and Tony Russo, tackle. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES-Slgned Ron Moten. Nne- ba^r.to two, one-yaarcortracl*. Sign* ChnaGwlMid and Victor Bellamy, defensive backt. Acquired Shane Swanson, wide receiver, on waive/* Irom the Denver Bronco*. Waived Willie Tuna), running back. PITTSBURGH STEELEHS-Cut Joe Pfcw. quarterback. and Raton Brill, light end. SAN DIEGO CHARQERS-Welv«d Stow Jordan. kicker. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Walved Jtm Fox end Ricky W^VrHWU '*** •——•—-•—-— —-W wycrr-lfir Burge**,, comerba*; Danny Burmei*t*r, Carton Rot*, linebacker. HOCKEY QUEBEC r gtarl Pfcwd and Stephana Guerard, delen*em4n. International Hockey LeAaue FORT WAYNE KOMETS-WajrW& Chew geopr- al manager. ' ™ SOCCER Major Indoor Soccaf Leaflus) CLEvlUMD FCWE-NamadTSS Qarena go*- INTENTIONAL TENNIS FEDEBATI thaMw'slnemaibnaJ Robert A. Coflksonasa STONY coach. WAYNtSBURG-N*m»d Dan . waindioi am) Slew <

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