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April 23, 1986

The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 18

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2-C THE BAYTOWN SUN Wednesday. April 23, 1 i McLennan takes two close games from LO WACO - The Lee College Rebels came close to beating a nationally-ranked baseball team Tuesday afternoon. Twice. McLennan Community College took advantage of spotty relief pitching by the Rebels to earn 5-3 and 6-5 non-conference victories. In both cases, LC Coach Dick Smith felt his team let wins slip through its fingers. "Like I told the guys, whether you're playing for pride or the playoffs, you've got to win games like these," Smith said. "We should have won at least one and probably two. It really hurt me, and I hope it did something to them (the players), too." The losses dropped the Rebels' season record to 36-25. They were to play Hill Junior College in a double-header at 1 p.m. today in Hillsboro. A three-run fifth inning by McLennan was LC's undoing in the opening game. After the Rebels scored twice to take a 3-2 lead in the top of the inning, relief pitcher Pat Black fell on bad times. The first two batters to face Black walked, and he hit the third man. One out later, center fielder Ricky Candelari ripped a two-run double to put the Highlanders on top. The Rebels managed only two hits in the final two innings against reliever Lanny Ingram, who gained the victory. Byron Farrell pitched four fairly strong innings for LC, allowing four hits and two runs. With the loss, Black's record slipped to 6-5. McLennan took a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but LC cut the deficit in half in the fourth. Right fielder Jay Moore doubled, and left fielder Lonnie Walker drove him home with another double. , The Rebels went ahead 3-2 in the fifth inning on the strength of center fielder Mark Bookmyer's leadoff home run and Walker's run-scoring single. Moore, who doubled, scored on the hit. Candelari led McLennan with three runs batted in. In addition to his double, the North Shore graduate slammed his 22nd homer of the season. A four-run fifth inning gave the Rebels what appeared to be a comfortable 5-2 lead in the second game. But the Highlanders invoked similar damage against reliever Richard Ledesma to gain the victory. Ledesma walked the first bat- Giants earn some respect from L.A, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The little brother from San Francisco is beginning to resemble Lefty Grove and Walter Johnson. The big brother from Los Angeles is starting to look like a punching bag. The Giants scored seven runs before the Dodgers could record an out in the first inning Tuesday en route to a 10-3 romp which kept San Francisco in first place in the National League West. The Dodgers, winners of the West last year, are last at 4-11. "It's kind of like slapping your big brother in the face." Giants pitcher Krukow said. "I think this is showing other teams in our division that they have to respect us." Krukow earned his third victory in as many decisions this season, but it was the Giants' hitting and the Dodgers' poor pitching that was the key Tuesday. "Let's put it this way. I'm not happy, not happy at all," Dodgers Manager Tommy Lasorda said after starter Dennis Powell allowed four hits and a walk to the first five batters, including a two-run double by Chilli Davis. "We're making every pitcher look like Lefty Grove and Walter Johnson." Mets 7, Pirates 1 On a night suited for indoor sports but certainly not for baseball, the Mets and Pirates sloshed through a steady rain. National League The Mets were better at it, winning behind Bob Ojeda's first National League victory. Gary Carter and Keith Hernandez had two RBI apiece and Ray Knight homered for host New York. Ojeda joined the Mets in the off-season in a trade with the Boston Red Sox. Expos 8, Phillies 2 Andre Dawson hit his fourth homer in his last four games, and Tim Raines had a solo shot as Montreal sent the Phillies to their fifth straight loss. Dawson homered in the third inning to tie the game 2-2. Hubie Brooks led off the Expo fourth with a double and was doubled home by Tim Wallach, who moved to third when Luis Aguayo booted Vance Law's ground ball, and scored on Raines' single to right. Mitch Webster then singled for a 5-2 lead to finish Philadelphia starter Charles Hudson. Cubs 3, Cardinals 2 After the Cardinals tied the game with a pair of runs with two out in the ninth, the host Cubs won it in the bottom half on Ryne Sandberg's sacrifice fly. Clint Hurdle's pinch-hit two- run triple tied it and took St. Louis starter John Tudor off the hook. Tudor has won 14 straight regular-season games. Tigers lose game, Gibson to injury By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the serenity ol spring training managers, players and coaches predict the upcoming season based on things like pitching strength and lack ol major injuries. The Detroit Tigers still like their chances. The Tigers lost right fielder Kirk Gibson for lour to six weeks with a severe ligament sprain on Tuesday night. Then they dropped a (i-4 decision to the Boston Red Sox as Don Baylor. Rich Gedman and Tony Armas hit homers off Jack Morris, 2-2, at Fenway Park. In the second inning Gibson walked and was aboul to try a steal when Roger Clemens, 3-0, tried to pick him off lirst. "I was leaning the other way (toward second) a little bit," Gibson said. "I was just scuffling back a little. The bag seemed soft to me. It seemed I slipped when I stepped on it." Yankees 5, Royals l At Kansas City, New York rookie Bob Tewksbury allowed five hits over 7 1-3 innings as the Yankees defeated Kansas City in a game interrupted by an eighth- inning brawl. Tewksbury, 2-1, had three strikeouts and only one walk in pitching the Yankees to their ninth victory in 13 games, their best start since 1976. Orioles 5, Indians 2 At Cleveland, Cal Ripken and Larry Sheets homered off Phil Niekro, and Ken Dixon scattered seven hits over 8 1-3 innings in near-freezing temperatures as Baltimore defeated Cleveland. The right-handed Dixon, 2-0, struck out seven and walked one. Don Aase came on in the ninth to earn his fourth save. Niekro fell to 1-2 since joining the Indians on waiver* from the Yankees on April 3. ter he faced, and followed that with a hit batsman and another walk, A sacrifice fly, double and single later, McLennan enjoyed a 6-5 advantage. Once again, Ingram came on to shut the door on the Rebels.. He worked three innings to gain another win. After McLennan took a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning, the Rebels came up with four runs in the fifth. Third baseman Greg Sims' two-run single highlighted the uprising. The other runs scored on a single by designated hitter Greg Bingham and an error. What perturbed Smith was the fact that LC still had the bases loaded and no outs, but was not able to score another run. George Anderson started for the Rebels and gave up five hits and two runs in 3% innings. Ledesma followed him to the mound, and Mark Treadway LUC Moore rf Blnfbamdh. Hokedh Walker If Tanton c Sin»3b .. DeLeon Ib. . . Boofcmyer cf Trevlnoss.. . •b 4 .2 0 ^ 7 .3 1 .3 r 0 n n n 0 i 0 h 0 ft 7 ft ft 0 1 2 M n 0 0 o n 0 i 0 MCLENNAN Hllltt Baldwin rf . CandeJarlcf Bell 36 . Bridges U Spehr Ib . . . Gruber'dn.. Tatum c Lislachss .. . at> .3 7 •) 1 .2 ..2 r 1 0 7 ft l> 0 0 1 1 h M 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 I 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 Reynolds 2b . . . 2 0 0 U Total* ........ K 373 Total* Le* 000 110 0-3 McLennan OOZ 030 x-5 LOB — Lee 4, McLennan 4. DP — Lee 1, McLennan 2. 2B - Moore 2, Walker, Baldwin, Candelari. HR — Bookmyer. Candelari. IP H R ER BB SO Lee Farrell 4 4 Black IL, 6-5) 2 3 McLennan Levens 4?i 4 Kilgo 0 1 Ingram(W) 2>,<i 2 WP - Farrell, Black. HBP — By Farrell (Gruber), by Black (Hill). American League Rangers 10, Blue Jays 1 At Toronto. Gary Ward knocked in four runs with a single and a home run and Pete Incaviglia, Sieve Buechele and Pete O'Brien homered to power Texas past Toronto. Rookie right-hander Bobby Witt overcame wildness to check the Blue Jays on three hits over six innings and pick up his first professional victory in his third start of the season. Witt struck out five, walked four. White Sox 5, Brewers 4 At Milwaukee, Harold Baines hit a three-run homer with two outs in the seventh inning to lift Chicago over Milwaukee. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the White Sox. Baines' homer came off reliever Danny Darwin, who allowed 34 homers last season to tie for the AL lead. . Angels 5, A's 1 At Anaheim, Doug DeCinces' two-run homer and solo shots by Dick Schofield and Wally Joyner backed Kirk McCaskill's two- hitter and 12 strikeouts as California defeated Oakland. In halting Oakland's four-game winning streak, the Angels moved past the A's atop the AL West standings and lead by a half- game. Twins 7, Mariners 1 At Seattle, Mark Salas hit a bases-loaded triple in the seventh inning and a home run in the ninth as Minnesota sent Seal- tie to its sixth consecutive defeat. Mike Smithson, 2-2, allowed just four hits, walked one, and struck out seven as he picked up his third complete game in four starts for the Twins. ATLANTA BRAVE Rafael Ramirez gets back to first base Tuesday night in Atlanta, as a pick-off throw from pitcher Mike Scott to Glenn Davis is late. Dale Murphy watches the play from the batter's box. (AP photo) Ashby making most of situation From Page 1-C Palmer had a one-hitter going into the seventh before two bloop singles and a walk set the stage for Reynolds' double. Houston starter Mike Scott allowed only four hits in six innings and reliever Charles Kerfeld, 2-0, held the Braves hitless over the final three innings. "This is my notch," Kerfeld, a former starter, said of his relief role. "No complaints here. No more starting. I'm happy where I'm at." Ashby had fouled off two Ward pitches down and in before getting a similar pitch he drilled over the fence. "The ball might have gotten a little more of the plate, but it got a lot more of the bat," Ashby said. "It was a tough pitch." "He just went down end got it," Ward said. "Nothing I can do about that." The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the first on singles by Rafael Ramirez and Dale Murphy and a sacrifice fly by Bob Horner. They added another run in the fourth when Horner walked, went to second on Ted Simmons' chop to the right side and scored on Ken Oberkfell's single to right. The Braves had -a chance to tie in the ninth when Oberkfell was safe on Reynolds' fielding error at shortstop with two out. Pinch- runner Bill Sample then stole second, but pinch-hitter Chris Chambliss grounded out to end the game. "We played a heck of a game," Atlanta Manager Chuck Tanner said. "Sample can run. He put us in a position where we had a shot." didn't allow a hit over the final 1M» innings. ab r h M Moore If 4 X l i Blngham dh. .4111 Walker c.... Sims 3b Bookmyercf Trevlnoss... Hoke rf Zeigler Ib .., Easley2b ... 2000 4 S 2 3 2000 1000 .3 0 1 1 1 1 I n S 7 i Total*. .25 S 7 5 MeLKNNAN ab r. h M Hill» 3 2 20 Baldwin rf 3 10 o Candelaricf...l l i ] BellSb 2 <) o'l Bridges If..'. ..2 l i'o Spehr Ib 2 1 21 Gruberdh....'.3 Tatumc I Dlxonc o Lislachss 3 Totali M 0 23 0 ft 0 000 000 « 8 6 HOUSTON Do ran 21). Puhlrf.. Walkercf Garner 3h Cruz If .. UUavis Ib Bassc-f... Ashby c .. Reynolds ss Scott p Walling ph Hutcher ph . Kerfeld p... ab r .. :t o . .4 U . .0 U . .4 II .31 . .4 1 ..4 0 . .3 I ..40 ..10 .00 ..10 .10 h bi l o o ii o o 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 I I I 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 I) 0 ATLANTA Totals 31 353 Moreno cf. Wardp Hamirczss... Murphy rf HnrnerIb .... Simmons c .. Harper If Obcrkfell:lb.. Sample pr.... Hubhard 2b .. Chambliss ph. Palmer p Asnmuchr p.. Washington rf. I Totals 31 Houston 000 000 201—3 Atlanta 100 100 000-2 Game-winning RBI - Ashl>y. K — Garner Horner, Reynolds. LOR - Houston 7, Atlanta U. DP — Atlanta 1. 2B — Reynolds. HR — Ashby 13). SB — Doranm.Samplein.SP — Horner. IP H R ER BB SO Houston ScoK 6 4 2 2 3 6 Kerfeld (W, 2-0) 3 00002 Palmer 6'h 422 Assenmacher 2 n 0 u o Ward (L, 0-1) 2 I I | Lee lot .049 -0-5 McLennan 100 140 x-fi E — Moore, Listach. LOB — Lee 6, McLennan 5. DP — McLennan 3. Lee 1. 2B — Xejgler Candelari, Spehr. 3B - Hill. SB — Sims. Black SF — Candelari, Bell. IP H R ER BB SO Lee .; Anderson 3*!, 5 2 .2.2- l Ledesma i 2 4 • 4 3 i Treadway H;, o 0. -q jl- o McLennan . , . Downey 4 5 :) 3 3 o Ingram(W) 3 2 2 2 3 ;t WP — Anderson. HBP - By .Ledesma (Baldwin), by Downey (Trevino). RSS suffers crushing loss to S. Houston From Page 1-C and Jeremy vasquez in order to end the game. "I thought the kids played well," said Sterling Coach Al Hawthorne. "We actually played better defense than we've been playing. Shawn certainly didn't want to fall down on that fly ball. That was just one of those things. *'.^i.ll \VS C3M ^ rt nr»\*» iu inof rjlsv them as we get them and; not worry about anyone else. We just didn't get any consecutive hitting. When we left all those men on base in the first three innings, I had a hunch we were in trouble. We played them close, but those two solid hits there at the end was all it took. "That changed things too much, I'm afraid." The Rangers will host North Shore in a 4 p.m. game Friday, with Schimming expected to get the starting pitching assignment. r h bi 000 I) 0 0 I I 0 II I I) I 0 I II 0 0 II 0 0 0 1 I (I 0 U 0 1 II 0 0 U 0 II II 0 U I! 0 0 U 242 SOUTH HOUSTON ab Guslercf 3 Doyle rl 3 Crutcher If . . . :i KTaylor Ib. Munz ss . . . . Maglii>lo2b. Tremiec.. . Carrunza3b Brown pr. , . May berry p Liscana pr . . .2 ..3 ..•I ..3 . 2 ..0 . .1 . .0 Totals 22 r h 0 , 0 1 0 u 0 u u J 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 7 bi 0 o u 1 u 1 0 0 0 u u 2 ROSS S. STERLING Salinas 3b . . . BTaylor rf Vasquez 2b . Sappngton Ib Gore ss WaLsh c . . Lozadacf .. . Schiinminglf Ccrvcnka dh Garner p Adams p . . . . Totals ab .4 3 .4 .a 3 3 .2 .:i .3 u .u 28 r 0 o u 0 o 1 1 u u u u 2 h 1 0 1 a u 2 u :) u u u 7 bi U (} 0 0 o 0 u 1 u o u 1 Ross S. Sterling 000 101 0—2 South Houston 001 101 x—3 E — Lozada. Gore, Carranza, Alunz. DP — Sterling 2. LOB — Sterling 7. South Houston 3. SB — Vasquez2. Walsh, Schimming. S - Lozaila IP H R ER BB SO Ross S. Sterling Garner 4- : i 3 2 o u 2 Adams (L.2-1) l' ;l 41100 South Houston Mayberry (W, 4-21 7 200 REL outlasts Dobie to win 12-10 skirmish From Page 1-C Baker, scored thanks to a Byington walk and an error. Benin topped the night as he stopped a Heinrich rocket down the third-base line on his backhand side and fired a one- hopper to first baseman Les Gray, who scooped it up for the out. • '••' DOBIE LEE . ' - , ab r h bi Connealy If.. .4 1, 2 » Johnson 2l>... .2. 3-0 u Byinglonss .-. !:fr 2-1 -l Moak p ... t o I I Busby p l u l o Holier I sun pi u 0 II Hompa c ..:... 4, u.l 2 Hamilton cf ... 3 l u l) Ronin 3b 4 3 3 I Kramer ill!... .4- o l o Keddell rf 2 2 0 0 Totals ....... 29 12 JO S Doble ....................... ....010 540 'O-^lO Robert E. Let ................... 2 41 041 • x-12 K — Wilson. Minjakcs, Moak. LOB — l',cc fi. Oobic 9. 2B — Bonin 2. Elam. Collins UK Heinrich. SB - Hamilton. Bonln ...... IP H R ER BB SO Lee • • (juinn cf. . . . Heinrich rf . . Barroso 3b . . Klam ib. . . . . Bnlcn If Collins c Peterson dr . Hinsondh .. . Wilson rf.... Baker p Ashlock2b .. Hires ph Totals ab r h bi 4101 .5 1 25 .30 1 II .4021 3210 II 1 00 .2210 .1010 .2 I U 0 .3 0 0 U 1 1 1 I 31 10 12 9 Robertson I W. l-o I ...... 2 1 -, :i 0 O'l o Dobte Heinrich ..IBaker ID ..4Sn 5 5 4 3 H HBP - By Baker (Johnson I. WP - He'lnr'icti Baker (2). Balk - Baker. PB - Collins. M . Vb • j tui <^ \*M. v« iv, v« L, {-*.&t t is jf *• «««*v-» oc*ivt. L>aill}SlC %Jdf I 1 UI1. ?»«ru iju, u-j ) 2. l l I (> 2 ^^^^^^B WH ^^^kV 'la^M Yzquierdo strikes out 16 in Pony victory fL FULIER TIRE CO. w af H^miB^^ 1^^^ W* HPVMMWf Pitcher Ricky Yzquierdo struck out 16 of the 19 batters he faced Tuesday night to lead the West Chambers Dodgers to a 6-5 victory over the Highlands Cardinals. It was the season-opening game for both teams in the West Chambers County Pony League. The Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning, but could do no more damage against Yz- quierdo. Clay Hargrove was the losing pitcher. In other games Tuesday, the West Chambers A's edged the Anahuac Texans 11-8 and the Highlands Pirates beat the West Chambers Cardinals 6-1. The A's used triples by Randy Moody and Pepe Herrera to aid in their victory. Johnny Johnson was the winning pitcher. Brent Olive pitched a strong game for the Highlands Pirates in their victory. Greg Garcia was the losing pitcher.

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