THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL To raport •ports iww* tetophon* Stove Quwtln, 468-3521 Sports MONDAY, MAY 10,1993 DIGEST Brooktrails site for benefit golf tourney Sunday Brooktrails Golf Course In Willits will host a benefit tournament for the Mendocino County Museum Endowment Fund this Sunday. Prizes will be awarded for first through fourth places. A shotgun start at 9 a.m. is scheduled for the team scrambles format. Greens fees, a tee packet, lunch and one prize drawing ticket is included in the $25 early entry fee. Registration the day of the tournament is $30. The grand prize drawing of lodging, dinner and golf for two at the Little River Inn will highlight the tournament. Additional prizes have been donated by businesses throughout Mendocino County and beyond. Golf Today magazine has contributed $500 worth of prizes, including a ball retriever, hats and golf discount books. Additional prize drawing tickets can be purchased the day of the tournament. Golfers also will have a chance to show off their skill by participating in a special putting contest. For those beginning players, Mulligan tickets can be purchased to improve your score. For more information, contact the Museum at (707) 459-2736. TRIVIA With what team did Andre Dawson begin his major league career? (answer at bottom of schedule) SCHEDULE MONDAY • Nqrth '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. White 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 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.) TUESDAY TENNIS • Mendocino High at Willits High (4 p.m.) BASEBALL • Potter Valley High at Willits High varsity (4 p.m.) SOFTBALL • Potter Valley High at Willits High (4 p.m.) • Ukiah High at Finer High. (4 p.m.) LITTLE LEAGUE • Broiler vs. Louisiana Pacific (NU, 6 p.m.) • Blue Jays vs. Mets (SU, 5:30 p.m.) PONY LEAGUE • Pirates vs. Red Sox (5:45 6 m.) Blue Jays vs. Braves (8 p.m.) 'C' VOLLEYBALL • Northern Circle Housing vs. Ball Hogs (7:20 p.m.) • The Blasters vs. Mass Confusion (7:20 p.m.) • Rich Shubert vs. Angell's (8:05 p.m.) • Redwood Valley Cougars vs. Pro Style (8:05 p.m.) • Valley Volleyers vs. Legal Beagles (8:50 p.m.) • RJ's Team vs. Foster Freeze (8:50 p.m.) (Answer: The Montreal Expos in 1976.) Suns survive Lakers in overtime Cavaliers also advance into the second round By Tht Associated Pr»«* The Los Angeles Lakers were one shot away from a third shocking victory at Phoenix and the biggest playoff upset in NBA history. That shot in the final seconds of regulation came with the score tied 95-95 and the series tied 2-2. But Byron Scott's desperation 3-point attempt just before the buzzer missed and the Suns avoided first- round embarrassment by outscoring the Lakers 17-9 in overtime for a 112-104 victory. "They were fantastic and they just showed what they were made of," Suns coach Paul Westphal said of the Lakers. "We are very fortunate to get past them." Charles Barkley had 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Suns, who also got a sparkling overtime per- North Coast Express fares well down in Santa Rosa The North Coast Express had a great turnout for the Santa Rosa Bicycle Races. A total of 32 teams from Oregon, Nevada and California fought it out for Top 10 placings over two days of racing. National Champion Jim Allen took fifth in the circuit race on an all-hill course with no flat sections. Gerry Burney took seventh place. Casper Rubalcava, from Ukiah High School, led most of his race but ended up fifth. Shawn Brodoski, who is currently holding onto second place overall in the Mountain Bike standings, took fourth. In the criterium, Brodoski cruised to a third-place finish, and Rubalcava, again leading most of the race, finished fifth in a race which featured the Top 6 racers within one bike length of each other as they hit 40 mph crossing (he finish line. Keith Lincoln finished in first place in (he Citizen's race. The North Coast Express will be hosting a bicycle race in downtown Ukiah from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Last year saw participation from national champions and teams from all over California, Nevada and Europe. For more information on the upcoming Ukiah race, contact Ukiah Schwinn at 462-2686. formance from Oliver Miller, the heavy-set rookie who lost 40 pounds during the season. Miller had 17 points, 14 rebounds and seven blocked shots, including nine points and five rebounds in the five-minute extra period. In other playoffs Sunday, Cleveland ousted New Jersey 99-89 in another first-round fifth game and New York defeated Charlotte 111-95 in a second-round opener. Other second-round pairings have Houston at Seattle starting tonight and San Antonio at Phoenix and Cleveland at Chicago on Tuesday. The Lakers, the only team in the playoffs with a losing record, were making their third straight attempt to complete the series victory over the team with the league's best 11993 PLAYOFFS TM record. No eighth seed has beaten a No. 1 seed. Led by James Worthy's 24 points, the Lakers led 95-91 before baskets by Barkley and Dan Majerle tied the score. Then came Scott's errant 3-pointer. "I knew it was a little short. Danny Ainge hit the palm of my hand just when I released it," Scott said. Knicks 111 Hornets 95 Patrick Ewing, who averaged 35 points against Charlotte in the regular season, scored 33 as New York extended its home winning streak to 23 in the opener of the second- round series. The Hornets led by as many as 12 points, even though Ail-Star Larry Johnson sprained his right leg above the ankle a minute into the game, forcing him to the sidelines after he hit two jumpers in the first 46 seconds. It wasn't until midway through the third quarter that New York started dominating, outscoring Charlotte 48-22 in the final 18:47 and holding Hornets center Alonzo Mourning to six points in the second half after he scored 21 in the first "We were letting them score too easily. Our defense just wasn't there," Ewing said. "But we won the game. I won the battle with Alonzo because we won the game." Mourning, who made 7 of 12 shots from the field and 7 of 9 free throws in the first half, was 3 of 9 with no free throws in the second half. Nine of his 13 rebounds came in the first half. After Charlotte took a 73-63 lead See PLAYOFFS, Page 6 Members of the North Coast Express Bicycle Racing Team are, from left, Greg Hartman, Dave Crew, Lee Sclocchettl. Ernie Gallardo, Tom McDonough, Shawn Brodoski, Casper Rubalcava, Gerry Burney and George Dyer. Giants still can't figure out Dodgers' Hershisher SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — He may not throw as hard as he used to, but Orel Hershiser still owns the San Francisco Giants. The Los Angeles Dodgers right- hander ran his lifetime record against them to 18-6 in an outing that was more effective than strong. He allowed three hits in seven innings and struck out a season- high eight Sunday as the Dodgers rallied for a 6-4 victory. "I think the reason I've had such success against the Giants over .the years is just real good fortune and some good pitching," said Hershiser (4-3), who underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery in 1990. 'Today I pitched so-so at times, but our offense was outstanding." The Dodgers hit three homers off Jeff Brantley (2-2), including back-to-back shots by Darryl Strawberry and Tim Wallach leading off the sixth inning to take a 5-4 lead. After giving up a two-run homer to Matt Williams, the League leader with 10, in the first, 'Hershiser stifled the Giants with breaking balls, although he walked four batters. Williams struck out his next two times up and owns a .135 lifetime average against Hershiser, who has fanned him 17 times. "He's always been tough on me," Williams said. "He hides the ball so well, it's just tough to pick the ball up. I didn't see another curveball after the first inning, I know that." And the addition of Barry Bonds to San Francisco's lineup didn't dp much to alter Hershtser's dominance over the Giants, either. Bonds was O-for-3 with a walk. In all, Hershiser, Omar Daal and Jim Gott shut out the Giants over the final five innings. Hershiser allowed four runs, three of which were earned. Gott recorded the last five outs for his fourth save. He has not allowed a run in 19'/> innings this season. "Today we only had three hits, and it's tough to win with only three," San Francisco manager Dusty Baker said. "They also got three home runs today. Hershiser is always tough. He doesn't throw as hard as he used to, but he mixes up his pitches." Making his first start in six games, Strawberry led off the sixth with his fourth homer, ending a 2-for-31 slide with his second RBI See HERSHISER, Page 6 Number of relief pitchers with 30 or more saves '82 '83 '84 '85 '86 '87 '88 '89 '90 '91 '92 Relief pitching continues to become an ever more important part of the game of baseball. Current stars Lee Smith and Jeff Reardon share the major-league record for the number of seasons with at least 30 saves. They've each done it seven times. Next are three relievers who are tied at five _ oennls Eckersley, John Franco and Dan Quisenberry. Desperate Angels top A's in 10 innings, 7-6 ANAHEIM (AP) — Maybe it's not too early after all. At a time in the baseball season when managers tend to dismiss trends, both good and bad, with the cautionary words "It's only May, it's loo early," California's Bock Rpdgers must have broken some unwritten rule Sunday. Not only did Rodgers go all out to nail down a 7-6 victory in 10 innings over Oakland, he later acknowledged his desperation. 'This was a game we had to win," Rodgers said. "This was one of those see-saw games for which we had to pull out all stop to win it. I thought it was that Important." How come? Rodgers wasn't only concerned with taking advantage of Oakland's fifth starter, Shawn Hillegas, and of the con- tinued absence of catalyst Rickey Henderson. Rodgers deemed it just as important to reverse the recent past, which had seen the Athletics dominate the Angels. Oakland had defeated the Angels 53 times in 77 games between the end of the 1986 season and the start of this weekend, and Rodgers didn't want a new group of players exposed to such intimidation. "If there was any lingering feeling about that, I wanted to get rid of it," Rodgers said. "With Rickey out of the lineup, it was especially important for us to win two out of three." Rodgers showed how important the game was to him by bringing See ANGELS, Page 6 Broiler tops first-place Ukiah Lions The Ukiah Lions still hold on to a slim lead in the North Ukiah Little League, but Broiler made them slip a bit after a 4-1 victory over the Lions Saturday at Mendocino College. Broiler (4-3) moved into a three- way tie for third place with Gino's and SavingsjBank. The Lions (6-2) have a half-game lead over second- place McDonald's (5-2). Eamon Newton went 2-for-3 to lead Broiler Saturday. Newton combined with pitchers Dave Solda and Nick Dale for a three-hitter. Savings Bank 10 Louisiana Pacific 2 . Ian Monroe went 2-for-3 with three runs and four RBIs and teammate Loren Freeman had a triple and a home run to lead Savings Bank to a 10-2 win over Louisiana Pacific Saturday. Freeman and Mike Tollini combined for a seven-hitter against Louisiana Pacific (1-6). Thomas Ruman, Luis Razo and Hiram Campbell each had a pair of hits for Louisiana Pacific. Valley Paving 7 Gino's 6 Valley Paving (1-6) shocked Gino's Saturday with a come- from-behind 7-6 victory. Valley Paving, trailing 6-4 in the top of the sixth, scored three runs in the inning for its first victory of the season. Sean Ridgeway paced Valley Paving with three hid, f " " ' double, and three RBIs.' Jake Fetzer went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Matt Atkinson led Gino's (4-3), going 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs.
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