Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 5, 1987 · Page 10
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10 THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5,1W7 -n-T-nrt. All-Stars saving best for Lake Co. 2nd annual clash this Saturday By DAVE CURL The starting rosters for the Mendocino County All-Stars are about set for this Saturday's second annual TJkiah Lions sponsored Mendocino-Lake County Ail-Star football game at Uriah Stadium. The game, scheduled for 8 p.m., should be another hard- hitting affair, especially after two weeks of practice and controlled scrimmages has both squads very eager for some hitting. Last season's inaugural contest, a 20-0 win for the Mendocino squad, was deceptive, as Lake County played very tough defensively, but lack of numbers (only 18 on the team) an an ineffective offense, which kept the defense on the field all evening, finally took its toll in the final quarter. You can bet Lake County, anchored by members of last season's Upper Lake Cougar squad, ranked among the top small school football teams in California, will be looking to reverse the score this year. Clark is confident his team will be up for the challenge Saturday night after spending the better part of two weeks learning brand new offenses and defenses. As to the team's attitude, Clark feels that "the team is holding back a little (in practice), saving it for the Running back Gil Toumour. seen running through a hole In the defense In practice last week, will team with Uklahf teammate Bruce Hartshorn and Wllllts quarterback Dave Wellington to form the Mendocino County All-Stars' starting backfield against Lake County Saturday night. • Lake County boys." Head coach Dave Clark, along with assistants Jim Larson and Jeff Burrell (Ukiahi), Fred Austin and Chris Burns (Potter Valley), Graver Faust (Laytonville) and Jack Mover (Fort Bragg) have come up with what they feel is a strong starting lineup, with just two of the twenty one players slated to go both ways. On offense, Willits' Dave Wel- lington will handle the quarterbacking chores, with Ukiahi's tandem of Bruce Hartshorn and Gil Toumour handling the fullback and halfback chores. At wingback will be Ukiahi's Mark Davis, with Fort Bragg's Mark Ownsbey and Round Valley's Jace Rohrbaugh handling the wide receiving chores in what will be a predominantly tunning attack, The offensive line, which Clark feels may be the strongest unit of the team, itjacnfaored by Ukiahi center Adam Aikman, who is, according to-Clark, 'Very, very sound technique-wise". Others opening holes up-front will be guards Dave Harp (Uldahi) and Rich TPaderi (Mendocino), along with tackles Bob Burdtek (Mendocino, coming off a slight hamstring injury) and Fort Bragg's Aaron Wooden. Defensively, the inside line is all Ukiahi, with Jethro Harrington and Aikman at the tackle spots and with tough Blaine Cristando playing nose tackle* Defensive ends are Fort Bragg's Tim Riley and Willits' Dave* Wallace, both looking to keep Lake County's running attack contained. At linebacker are two tough fireplugs in Fort Bragg's Billy Johnson and Laytonvflle's Phil Anderson, who both will be looking for someone to hit all night long in backing up the line. Fort Bragg's outstanding cor- nerback, Jake Long, will lead the secondary, with Mark Davis (Ukiahi) handling the other corner. Justin Coursey (Ukiahi) and Travis O'Farrell (Round Valley will handle the free and strong safety chores, respectively. Punting and kicking chores are going to be tentatively handled by Wellington. Tomorrow, Lake County. Astros edge Giants S.F. drops to third place Jeff Bregel back in three weeks Intense Forty-Niner trench battles AP Sports HOUSTON — An exciting three-team race for the National League Western Division title League intensified as the Astros ' moved into second place, just 3V4 games behind the Cinncinnati Reds. The Astros moved ahead of San Francisco with a 5-4 victory Tuesday, edging the Giants by one-half game. The Astros got ten hits and took advantage of three Giants fielding mistakes and a wild pitch to secure the victory. Astros relief pitcher Dave Smith pitched one inning to pick up his 19th save. The Giants took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on the 13th home run of the year by third baseman Kevin Mitchell and singles by Jeffrey Leonard and Will Clark. Houston scored one in the bottom of the first on a single by Billy Hatcher, a wild throw to first by Giants pitcher Kelly Downs on a pickoff attempt and a single by Bill Doran. In the sixth inning, Astros pitcher Bob Knepper led off with a double followed by a bunt single by Gerald Young which was not fielded by Downs or first baseman Clark. Knepper scored on a ground ball to second base by Hatcher with Young advancing to second. Following a walk to Doran, Downs threw wildly into centerfield attempting to pick off Young. Both runners advanced a base and scored on a single to left filed by Alan Ashby giving the Astros a 4-2 lead. "We simply made too many mistakes to win. We didn't play to win," said Giants Manager Roger Craig. "I know we are ju*t as good as they are, but we didn't pity that way." The Giants tied die game in the seventh inning on a double by Clark, a walk to Robby Thompson and consecutive pinch hit singles by Harry Spilman and Joel Young- Wood. But the Astros look full advantage of I wild pitch in (fee bottom o| the eighth by Giawi reliever Scott Garrelts to win the • game. With one out Porsn singled to center and advanced to second OH a tingle to left by Ashby, Buddy Bianc»lan» pinch ran for Doran and to third on Garrclu wild AP Sports ROCKLIN, Calif. — Jeff Bregel, a highly rated rookie, is three weeks away from rejoining one, of the most competitive areas in the San Francisco 49ers* training camp. The All-American from Southern Cal underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday for removal of loose cartilage. "The offensive line win draw a lot of attention, not only because John Avers is gone, but also because of our young players," Coach Bill Walsh said. "Guy Mclntyre, Bruce Collie, Jesse Sapoltt, Steve Wallace: These > are men making runs at starting jobs," Walsh said. Collie has one now, at left guard, taking over the vacancy created when the 49ers released 10-year veteran Ayers this spring. The 275-pound Collie is starting his third pro season*. "Our best team will play at least one quarter on Saturday.'^Walsh said, discussing plans for the preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. Collie is a member of that "best team" now, but three-year veteran Mclntyre is pushing him hard at left "Guy looks exceptionally good. He's up to 265 and is a very quick, exciting and explosive player," Walsh said Sapolu, 26, is trying to take the starting center job from Fred Quillan, 31, and the two will each play a half of Saturday's game. Wallace, 22, is a 276-pound tackle in his second pro season. Harris Barton, a tackle from North Carolina, and Bregel were taken on the first and second rounds, respectively, of this year's iNFL draft. The 280-pound Barton wasn' t in pads for Tuesday's- practice because of a pulled groin muscle, but WaJih said thftrookie probably will be able to play some on Saturday. Bobb McKitrick, the 49ers' offensive line coach, said of Bregel, "It will probably be three weeks at least until he's back and fully combative. "But it's a long season." Walsh calls the offensive line competition "as tough as any we have." Things are about the same at •wide receiver, where the uncertainty about the condition of Dwight Clark complicates matters. American League Roundup Carlton pounded in his Twins' debut AP Sports The California Angels' hitters stole the show in the fourth meeting of 300-game winners in this century. They hammered out a season- high 19 hits, including home runs by Doug DeCinces and Wally Joyner, spoiling Steve Carlton's debut with Minnesota and pounding the Twins 12-3 Tuesday night. "1 don't know how hard he threw. We didn't have a gun on him," Minnesota Manager Tom Kelly said of Carlton, who was acquired last Friday from Cleveland and was battered for 11 hits and nine runs in 4 2-3 innings. "But I thought he threw pretty well." The Angels loved the way Carlton threw. Bill Buckner had RBI in the first and third innings DeCinces led off the third with Under par his first homer since July 7. Gary Pettis capped the Angels' three-run third with a run-sconng double, his first RBI since the All-Star break. The Angels chased Carlton during a five-run fifth, capped by DeCinces' two-run single off Roy Smith. They made it 10-3 in the sixth on Pettis' RBI single and continued their assault in the seventh on Wally Joyner's two-run homer, his 23rd. Joyncr Sat 22 last season. The setback cut Minnesota's lead in the American League West to one game over Oakland, a 9-3 winner over Seattle, and 1% over California. In the AL East, Cleveland crushed New York 15-3 and sliced the Yankees' lead to one-half game over Toronto, which defeated Chicago 4-1. Elsewhere, it was Kansas City 8, Biiwalaua acjffd on a two-out iinglf by Glen Davw. *'£• •• if it f ^^^^j^jSff^jffrjlyllllff^y .?y* „ / * _ . 18 - v y *"' Detroit 4; Boston 8, Texas 6; and Milwaukee 9, Baltimore 8 in 12 • innings. Sutton allowed four hits over six innings, including Steve Lombardozzi's three-run homer in the fourth, for his 318th career victory, tying Phil Niekro for 11th place on the all-time list. "All I had to do was not screw up and get off the field to let our guys hit," said Sutton, who won his third straight decision* but still has an 8-9 record. Indians 15, Yankees 3 Pat Tabler drove in four runs and Ken Schrom pitched a six-hitter over seven innings, for his first victory since May 24. The Indians scored five times in the third and fifth innings in piling up their highest run total of the season. Loser Tommy John gave up seven runs, five of them earned, on six hits and three walks in 2 1-3 innings. The Indians took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-out error by Yankee left fielder Dan Pasqua, who dropped Jay Bell's fly ball with runners on first and second and two out. Tabler's two-run single high- lighted a five-run third inning and Tabler and Tommy Hinzo each drove in two runs in the fifth. Butler and Cory Snyder homered for Cleveland. Blue Jays 4, White Sox 1 Rookie Fred McGriff had two tape-measure home runs and John Cerutti held Chicago to six hits and an unearned run in 7 2-3 innings. Both homers came off Neil Allen, winless since July 20, 1986. Royals 8, Tigers 4 Kansas City used home runs by Lonnie Smith and Steve Balboni, plus a five-run fifth inning, and Danny Jackson broke a personal three-game losing streak with a seven-hitter as the Royals beat Detroit for the sixth time in seven meetings this season. Red Sox 8, Rangers 6 Dwight Evans' second home run of the game, a two-run shot off Dale Mohorcic in the ninth inning, rallied Boston. With Texas leading 6-5 after Geno Petralli's two-run single in the eighth, pinch hitter Don Baylor opened the Boston ninth with a single and Evans, who hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, hit his 25th of the season and fifth in the last three games. Ontiveros, A's stop Mariners AP Sports OAKLAND — JoaquinAndujar sat glumly in the tumult of the Oakland Athletics* locker room, still on the roster but not really part of this team trying to make tnm for the pennant i While the other A's talked buoyantly about a 9*3 laugher over the Seattle Mariners, and pitcher Steve Ontiveros held court after his first victory in more than a month, Andujar moaned about his sore arm. ( Andujar, suffering from tendini- tis in his elbow, was expected to go on the disabled list today, his fourth trip to the DL this year because of a variety of ailments. Jose Rijo, shuttling up again from facoma, already was m uniform, awaiting the official announcement and a* start today. i A fierce competitor, Andujar is understandably upset about the injuries that have hurt the club mis year. He was supposed to be the ace of the staff. Instead, he's left a big hole that Rijo will be hart-pressed to fill at a crucial time. Andujar, 34, also is concerned about his future. The winner of 20 games in 1984 and 21 in 1985 with St. Louis, is in the last year of a 3-year contract and will have little bargaining power the way things are going. \ Andujar's.plight, though, is the other Athletics' burden, a thought that occurred to Ontiveros as he watched Andujar leave Monday's game early. "I said to myself, 'Man; I really have to do good tomorrow,"' Ontiveros said, "Then I said, 'Wait a second. I can't assume the responsibility. That's beyond my control.' I stepped back and tried to realize what I've got to do. "It really stinks that Joaquin is not healthy, because he's a great pitcher," Ontiveros said. "We need a healthy Joaquin to help us catch this title." Ontiveros did what he had to do, and what the A's needed. The American League Pitcher of the Month in June and loser of the month in July, started August with a return to the good old days. "Man, I felt good out there," he said. 'I felt in total control. I had really good concentration. I felt every pitch... was going to be right where I wanted it, and pretty much that's what happened." Ontiveros, 5-0 with a 0.66 earned run average in June and 0-4 with a 4.11 ERA in July, brought his record to 6-5 by allowing only two earned runs on eight hits in seven innings. Jose Canseco and Terry Steinbach each hit two-run singles in a five-run fifth-inning rally aided by Seattle's sloppy fielding to help Ontiveros. "When you give a team four outs or more an inning, they're bound to win," said loser Lee Guettennan, 9-3. "It's tough enough sometimes getting three outs." Guetterman retired thte first 10 Oakland batters but fell behind 2-0 in the fourth after Carney Lansford broke up the no-hitter with a bunt single that extended his hitting streak to 13 games. Canseco singled, sending Lansford to third, and Mark McGwire followed with a sacrifice fly just in front of the 400-foot mark in center. Canseco tagged up and took second on McGwire's drive, then stole third when Seattle third baseman Jfm Presley ignored him and backed too far off the bag. Canseco scored an unearned run when Presley booted Steve Henderson's grounder. Seattle made it 2-1 with an unearned run in the fifth. Oakland made it 7-1 with five unearned runs in the fifth with the help of two errors, three walks and a wild pitch. One of the hits off Ontiveros was Gary Matthews' 2,000th career hit, a single in the third. PGA Championship starts Thursday AP Sports PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. — A trend in golfs major championships over the last 454 years may bode well for a player like Paul Azinger when the 69th PGA Championship gets underway on Thursday. Eighteen different players have captured the last 18 majors. Azinger, a positive thinker, says he is ready to mike it 19. Azinger, a winner of three tournaments who sits atop the PGA Tour money list ibis season, came within an .eyelash of being the 18th different major winner three weeks ago, He carried the lead into the 71st hole of (he British Open, but went bogey-bogey on the final two holes to finish m a second-place tie, one shot behind Britain's Nick Faldo. Azinger said that nightmarish For The Record— The name of the Seaside booster parent mentioned in Tuesday's story of Seaside's championship double Pony baseball victories over Sunnyvale should have been Eddie Mac Thomas, not Thorni It is the policy of the Daily experience doesn't bother him at all. "It feels like a long time ago to me," he said on Tuesday. "I thought about that golf tournament for two nights — the night of and the night after. It's not something that's obsessed me in any way." Journal to correct any factual errors. Correction will be published as soon as possible. Errors should be called to the »«*!«ion of the managing editor by calling 468-Ol237extenwon 313?

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