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Southern Illinoisan from Carbondale, Illinois · Page 29

Carbondale, Illinois
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Recreation D3 1 Baseball D32-33 Stats D34 D Rose: Should be sentanced soonD32 Southern Illinoisan, July 15, 1990 SUNDAY Page 29 Is J U UCsl ST. LOUIS (AP) Once was more than enough for the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis, which had been no-hit earlier in the season by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela, was in danger Saturday night of letting the San Francisco Giants' left-hander Trevor Wilson accomplish the same feat. But Cardinal catcher Tom Pag-nozzi broke up Wilson's no-hitter with two out in the seventh, and teammates Willie McGee and Terry Pendleton each drove home a run one inning later, as the Cardinals came from behind to defeat the Gi 53 . 4 . tfV - 3t 1K . .. . .- - -4 ;i f rf .cl4 ; . ? 6t" ; -' Sit down: Carbondale third baseman Matt Carter puts the tag on play at Williams Field. Wellmaker relieved as Murphysboro rally falls just short By Greg Hardwig Of The Southern Illinoisan CARBONDALE Alex Well-maker had seen this all too often. His Carbondale American Legion baseball team has acquired a penchant for piling up runs early and then blowing ballgames. Saturday against Murphysboro, Carbondale rolled to an 8-1 lead after four innings. Wellmaker watched as Murphysboro rallied to within 8-7 in the top of the eighth. But Carbondale held on behind Jay Jams' relief pitching for the 8-7 victory' at Williams Field. "We've done this all year," Wellmaker said. "We got out to a big lead and pretty much closed the bat racks." Murphysboro pitcher Stacy Wills had a lot to do with that, though. After giving up three unearned runs in the first inning and four runs in the third, Wills did not give up a hit the rest of the way. "We just weren't thinking there in the first couple of innings," Murphysboro coach Ed Koenig said. Carbondale is 12-7 overall and Southern men's open basketball in PSG final CHAMPAIGN At the Prairie State Games Saturday: The Southern men's open division basketball team won the right to play for first place. Five area wrestlers had to settle for second place. The Southern scholastic men's basketball team won the right to play for third place. The men's open team will play West Central at Assembly Hall this morning at 11 for the gold medal. Both teams went through their bracket 3-0. The scholastic men's team was a win away from the title game against Willco, but lost a 123-1 1 1 decision. The team will play Blackhawk at 9 a.m. for third place. Basketball (Open Men) Southern 96, Willco 89 ants 2-1. "We had been no-hit out in Los Angeles earlier in the season, and I had the feeling all night then that we were going to get a hit," Pendleton said. "I had the same feeling tonight. When we went into the seventh, I felt like it was the first inning. We were only down 1-0. One hit would have tied the game." Pagnozzi took the Cardinals off the hook when he hit a clean single to left field off Wilson with two away in the seventh, much to Wilson's chagrin. "Pagnozzi hit a hanging breaking ball," said Wilson, who had a no- 35-. ,5 if ,b i' r: .';N 9-5 in the 25th District. Murphysboro dropped to 13-10 and 11-5. Trailing 1-0, Carbondale's Brian Eigenrauch walked to lead off the first. Then, Bobby Jackson and Braden Gibbs reached on errors, with Eigenrauch scoring. After Jarvis struck out, Matt Carter crushed one over the center field fence for a 4-1 lead. "The home run the guy never should have been at the plate," Koenig said. Wellmaker was a little surprised that Carter got hold of one. "It was kind of unexpected. When he came back from vacation in Florida, he wasn't hitting water," Wellmaker said. "Today and last Wednesday, though he's been hitting the ball." Carbondale then took advantage of a couple of breaks to score four runs in the third. Jarvis led off with a single to center and Carter was hit by a pitch. Charlie Judd, looking to sacrifice, laid down a perfect bunt and beat it out to load the bases. After Jack Doan struck out, Pat Paine walked to force in one run and Damon Seiters squeezed Car Rick Shipley of Centralia had 20 points to lead the Southern men to a comeback win that had a Southern Illinois University flavor. Shipley's former SIU teammate, Jerry Jones, had 20 to lead Willco, which was up 43-40 at half. Vincent Jackson had 19 and Larry Smith 16 for Southern. SIU's Emeka Okenwa and former Rend Lake College player Abdul Muhammad added eight each. Neither team shot well at the line. Willco was just 7-for-14, Southern 16-for-28. (Open Women) Southern 71, Willco 60 SIU's Amy Rakers had a game-r See SOUTHERN, D35 hitter going against San Diego on June 13 before Mike Pagliarulo led off the ninth with a single. "I didn't get made when Pagliarulo spoiled my perfect game in San Diego, but Pagnozzi's hit made me mad." Things got worse for Wilson, though, an inning later. With one out in the eighth, Cardinal left fielder Craig Wilson drew a walk, and was pinch-run for by Rex Hudler. With Hudler at third and two out, McGee tied the score on an infield single to third base. When Wilson fell behind l-and-0 to first baseman Pedro Guerrero, Giants' manager Roger Craig called im. , w 1 1 AP photo Murphysboro's Brian Taylor Saturday during American Legion hold on, ter in. Judd scored on a passed ball and Eigenrauch singled to left to score Paine. "We're just trying to play fundamental baseball," Wellmaker said of the bunts. "We executed well. Charlie Judd he had (a bunt) that you couldn't have rolled it out there any better." Eigenrauch was a last-minute starter. He allowed four runs in the first six innings before running out of gas in the eighth. "I wasn't sure who I was going to start," Wellmaker said. "(Brian) said he could go today. I told him we probably needed four at the most. "He gave us eight good innings. That was the difference in the ballgame, I think." It looked like Eigenrauch was going to go the distance before Steve Ticer smacked a two-run homer in the sixth to cut the lead to 8-4. After getting out of a jam in the seventh and retiring the first batter in the eighth, Eigenrauch got a fastball up and Brian Moeglin sent it over the left field fence. After Wills singled and Ticer walked, Wellmaker lifted Eigenrauch for Jarvis. Davis adjusting lowly to By Greg Severin Of The Southern Illinoisan Homesickness is a malady that hits most players in their first year of professional baseball. Tim Davis is no exception. The former Southern Illinois University second baseman and Du Quoin native is playing for the Boston Red Sox Class A League team in Elmira, N.Y., this summer, far away from his friends, family and fiancee in Southern Illinois. Davis, who was drafted in the 33rd round by Boston in June, is living in a boarding house in Elmira, a town of 35,327 in upstate New York. "It's been kind of hard," said Davis. "I get homesick, but that's natural." Actually, Davis is more sick about his batting average. He's hitting just .207 in 29 at-bats. "I've had a little bit of trouble ad- on his ce reliever Jeff Brantley to shut the door. But Brantley, who recorded his 14th save on Friday against St. Louis, gave up a single to right field to Guerrero, which sent McGee to third. Pendleton followed with an RBI single to left which scored McGee. "I have been struggling from both sides of the plate this season, and I was just trying to concentrate on staying down and through the ball," Pendleton said. "I don't even know what Brantley threw me. I was just concentrating on staying down." Craig said he had no regrets about lifting Wilson. m iii '1 5i (5) y Jarvis got C.J. Pulcher to hit a grounder to Gibbs, but the second baseman threw the ball away. Wills came around to score and Ticer went to third. Pinch-hitter Gabe Shepard singled to center to score Ticer and shave the lead to one, but Jarvis got Derek Pelzer to pop out and Brian Taylor to ground into a force out to end the inning. In the ninth, Jarvis walked Robert Kranawetter to lead off the inning, but Tony Fletcher hit into a 6-4-3 double play and Moeglin hit a shot to Carter at third to end the game. Wellmaker hoped the victory would put the team back on the right track heading into the 25th District tournament, which begins next weekend. "Lately, our attitude has not been what it was last year," Well-maker said. "Last year, we were overachievers, this year we've been underachieves. "I think this game has turned it around. We had two starters absent (Brian Gleason and Matt Mavigliano were playing volleyball at the Prairie State Games) and we went out there and picked up the slack." the pro: Severin's minor league baseball update D3fl justing to the wood bat," said Davis, who hit .346 with five home runs and 64 RBI for the Salukis this past spring. "I'm hitting line drives right at them. I should have at least 10 hits by now." As it is, Davis has six hits, one double, one RBI and five walks. He has made one error at second base. Davis joined the team in a platoon situation with hometown boy Jeff Limoncelli, but has been playing on an everyday basis lately. "I've been playing pretty good," Davis said. "The" only bad thing is my hitting. But you can't let that bother you. Then it carries over." Davis described the pitching in the New York-Penn League "like the weekend pitching in the Missou :-" v .- V'.-". . : .-...V' ? -.-r- ..w:-'--:-: "If I hadn't taken him out and Guerrero gets that hit, I'd be second-guessing myself," Craig said. "But I'm not second-guessing myself. He (Wilson) threw 1 17 pitches, and he was getting the ball up. It was time to take him out." Lee Smith (3-2), who signed a new three-year contract with the Cardinals earlier in the evening, pitched the final two innings, striking out five. Matt Williams drove in his league-leading 71st run for the Giants, who have beaten the Cardinals eight times in 1 1 games. high ooi Tour's leaders get strafed by defender ST. ETIENNE, France (AP) It was a sneak attack, and, as he had promised, Greg LeMond is in position to win the Tour de France again. After a day off in the Alps, the cycling race began again Saturday with the 13th of 21 stages. Temperatures reached 86 degrees, and LeMond turned up the heat, cutting almost five minutes off Claudio Chiappuc-ci's lead and moving into third place overall. Chiappucci, of Italy, remained in first, 2:02 ahead of Eric Breukink of the Netherlands, with LeMond 2:34 behind. Chiappucci is not expected to hold onto his lead much longer, and LeMond, who won the Tour de France in 1986 and last year, said he wasn't worried about the Dutchman. "If I want to win the Tour, I don't have to think about Breukink," LeMond said. The first day back after a rest day traditionally is an easy day, bu it didn't work out that way Saturday. "They attacked up the hills. They attacked down the hills. They attacked on the flats. They attacked everywhere," said Sean Kelly, a 12-time tour veteran. LeMond said he hadn't planned to cut into the lead so dramatically. "Today's attack wasn't planned," LeMond said. "The others went, and Chiappucci was right behind me, but he couldn't keep up." About 20 miles from the end of the 92.5-mile stage, Breukink and LeMond were on the pace. They pulled away from the pack in a group of 14. Then it was whittled to a group of five as others dropped back. Eduardo Chozas of Spain won the 13th stage in 3 hours 20 minutes 24 seconds. Breukink was second, Andy Hampton of the United States third, Roberto Conti of Italy fourth and LeMond fifth, all in the same time. LeMond's "Z" teammate, Ronan Pensec was second entering the day but dropped back, losing seven minutes on the day to go into fourth overall. Pedro Delgado, 1988 winner, moved into fifth, more than 4lh minutes behind. Chiappucci ended up 4:53 behind in 35th. Today's leg from Le Puy en Velay to Millau is next as the tour heads south toward the Pyrenees. The race ends July 22 in Paris after a clockwise route of almost 2,110 miles. Davis: Former Saluki (right) starting slowly at Class A Elmira. ri Valley Conference." Though players have horror stories about the rugged trips via bus in the minor leagues, Davis said the travel in the league is bearable. The longest trip for Elmira is six hours to St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. "I've heard a lot of bad things about the bus rides, but it's not that bad," said Davis. "I enjoy playing baseball." Tough customer: San Francisco's Trevor Wilson took a no-hitter into the seventh. sttnte Mm ri" K4' ft iXJ vss' rt-sj PV-S- Up front: Eduardo Chozas of Spain won Saturday's 13th stage. Followed closely by Greg LeMond (left). LeMond sights targets AUTRANS, France (AP) Greg LeMond said before this year's Tour de France that he was in better shape than last year, when he came back from an accidental shooting and injuries to win dramatically. Midway through the Tour this year, he said it was the easiest one he has participated it. Then why wasn't he winning? "There are still 10 days to go," LeMond said. After a day off on Friday, LeMond cut almost five minutes off the lead of Claudio Chiappucci of Italy, moving from fourth to third behind Chiappuci and Eric Breukink of the Netherlands. On the final day off last year, LeMond was in first place after the second time trial. He was going to lose the lead again. But he captured the victory with dramatic last day time trial over Laurent Fignon. "Last year was a totally different race from this year," LeMond said. "There are now two guys at the head who had a 10-minute head start at the beginning of the race, Pensec t See LeMOND, D36 Davis also has the good fortune of playing in front of big crowds. Elmira averages 3,000 per game in a ballpark considered to be the best in the league. "We have the best facility," Davis said. "It's a really nice place to play. Other teams enjoy coming here." This fall, Davis is hoping to get an invitation to the Red Sox instructional league. Only 40 players get invited. 4 ,1 V hi i Vfclf r "lJA ' 7,'. i V ... 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