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Friday, April 25, 1986
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2-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Friday, April 25, Injury-plagued Dada seeks tennis title ;< ~t By DAVID BERKOWITZ If Lee College's Saleh Dada plays well enough to qualify for the national junior college tennis tournament, it will be at less than full strength. The LC sophomore will lead the Rebels into play at the Region XIV Tournament today and Saturday at Alvin Community College. He has been the most consistent player on the men's team this season, but has also been the most injury- plagued member of the squad. An ailment to his right arm, which just happens to be the one which swings his racket, has bothered him so much that he was forced to change his serving motion. Apparently, that did more harm than good. "We was doing all right for awhile, but then he hurt it again," LC Coach C.C. Wilson said. "He missed practice a few days this week because he was seeing a doctor." . Still, Dada doesn't intend to miss a shot at attending the national tourney. He will wear a brace on the arm and apply ice to it during time off the court this weekend. Because of his strong play at the Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Tournament, Dada will be seeded at this weekend's event. He is coming off a semifinal-round appearance in a tourney at Wharton County Junior College last weekend. He was defeated there by Wharton's John Krasser. It is another Pioneer who figures to give him the most trouble this time around, though. Chris Harris has been a thorn in Dada's side this season, beating him on two occasions. "Harris is just a strong player," Wilson said. "Saleh. hasn't even been able to split sets with him." If Dada doesn't place first, a runner-up finish will suffice for a trip to nationals. Joining LC at the tourney will be San Jacinto College, Laredo Junior College, Wharton, Alvin, Navarro College, Tyler Junior College, Paris Junior College, Jacksonville College, Temple Junior College and Kilgore College. "It's going to be tough, because we don't know that much about a lot of those teams," Wilson said. "We'll just have to find out when we get there." Dada won't be the only player representing LC. Also set for singles and doubles action are Eric Enderle, David Neese, Ron Borza, Alfonso Escalera, Barry Nichols and Kirk Graham. M's defeat Rijo's heat for 3-1 win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With 30 strikeouts in his last two games, it is evident that 20- year-old Jose Rijo of the Oakland A's has come of age as a major league pitcher. "He's incredible," says Seattle manager Chuck Cottier, whose Mariners faced the right- hander from the Dominican Republic in the two games and feel very fortunate to have earned a split. American League "There's no one in baseball throwing better than him right now," said Alvin Davis, who had one of Seattle's two hits, both homers, in a 3-1 victory Thursday night. Davis hit his fourth homer of the season, a two-run shot, in the fourth inning and Ken Phelps homered in the eighth off Rijo, 11, who struck out 14 in 8 1-3 innings. Five nights earlier in Seattle, the young pitcher beat the Mariners with a five-hit, 16- strikeout performance over eight innings. "Tonight I felt better. I'm happy with the way I pitched. You've got to expect some games like this. You can't win all the time," said Rijo, who has a major-league high 39 strikeouts and has allowed 19 hits and 12 walks in 28 innings this season. Mark Langston, 1-2, was the less-spectacular pitcher, but the winner Thursday night. He went into the game with an 11.45 earned run average and lowered it considerably with six-hit shutout work for 7 2-3 innings before turning the ball over to Karl Best, who gave up three hits and a run in the ninth. In the only other American League game. New York beat Cleveland 2-1. Yankees 2, Indians 1 Ron Guidry scattered 10 singles and Bobby Meacham scored the tiebreaking run in the fifth inning on Cleveland first baseman Pat Tabler's error as New York won its fifth straight game. Guidry, 3-0, struck out four and walked none as he became the first Yankee starter to pitch more than 7 1-3 innings this season. He moved into second place on New York's all-time strikeout list with 1,529. three more than Red Ruffing. Whitey Ford is the leader with 1,956. NEW YORK Met Wally Backman slides across the eman in the 10th inning of Thursday night's game plate before St. Louis Cardinal catcher Mike Heath In St. Louis. can catch the ball thrown by left fielder Vince Col- (AP photo) Mistake forgotten Foster sparks Mets' 5-4 victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS George Foster's up-and-down season continued with another rollercoaster ride against the St. Louis Cardinals. This time, Foster and the New York Mets wound up on top. Foster, who dropped a fly ball in left field that allowed St. Louis to score earlier, sparked a ninth- inning rally with a double and then singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th Thursday night for a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals. "The important thing is not to let what happened before bother you," Foster said. So far this season, the 37-year- old Foster has been benched for National League a couple of games because of a lack of production, even though he is currently batting .314 after going 3-for-5 against St. Louis. But Foster, 40th on the all-time major-league home run list with 334, has not connected this season and has driven home just four runs. Phillies 4, Pirates 2 Mike Schmidt hit two homers and a sacrifice fly, driving in all of Philadelphia's runs in Pittsburgh. Schmidt's two-run homer in the first inning caromed off the left-field foul pole. He hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth and hit his fourth home run of the season in the ninth. Shane Rawley, 2-1. held the Pirates to five hits. Cubs 7, Expos 5 Rick Sutcliffe won his first game of the season, and helped himself by hitting a three-run homer. Sutcliffe, 1-3. pitched 6 1-3 innings and gave up four runs on seven hits. Dodgers 6, Braves 3 Greg Brock and Mike Marshall hit home runs, and Mariano Duncan broke out of a 2-for-21 slump with a two-run double to lead Los Angeles past Atlanta. Huntley key for Red Sox in 13-12 North League triumph Jeremy Huntley of the North League Red Sox had three hits and pitched well in relief to lead his team to a 13-12 major league victory over the Astros Thursday night. Mark Goodson led the Astros' attack with a home run. David Harrison was the losing pitcher. Twins 10, Cardinals 10 Chris Wade hit a three-run, inside-the-park homer to lead the Twins to victory. EAST LEAGUE Giants 11, Oilers 3 Giant pitchers Michael Pokluda, Jon Parker, Robbie Savage and Damon Gates combined for a no-hit effort. Kelly Smith led the hitters with a triple and single. Scott Lowery and John Fuller also had hits. The Oilers' Jeff Steed, Zack King and William Robertson scored runs. Richard Conerly was the losing pitcher. Bears 13, Wolves 3 Tony Davila went 3-for-3 to lead the Bears. Other top hitters were Clay Jones with a triple and three RBI, Matt Rister with a triple and two RBI, and Jason Estrada with a triple, double and three RBI. The Wolves were led at the plate by Chachi Cano, Steven Richey and Dan Marquez. Panthers 13, Bobcats 12 Little League The Panthers' Tony Kelly had a double and triple, and Jack Lumas added two hits. The Bobcats' John Andrews had a triple. Pitcher Jake Smith got the win and Michael Seates took the loss. Owls 19, Colts 6 The Owls were led by Stephen Romans with a 3-for-3 night, which included a homer. Mucio Ramirez and Chad Davis also slugged homers. Dominic Gonzales had a homer for the Colts. Also for the Owls, Mitch Lawhon and Cory Hoffpauer both collected three hits. Kenneth Andrews and Jeremy Brock doubled for the Colts. Reds 25, Expos 11 The Reds were led by a grand- slam off the bat of Dustin Sherman. Home runs came from Joey Baggett, Kenny Bo Lannou and Justin Greenhaw. WEST LEAGUE Raiders 10, Indians 0 Paul Alegria collected a double and two triples to lead the Raiders to victory in the major league game. He was also the winning pitcher, striking out six and allowing only two hits. Pat McClendon, who struck out 10, suffered the loss. Orioles 8, Pirates 4 Jeff Warner and Alex Medrano both had two hits in the Orioles' major leauge victory. Pitcher Joel Fayle didn't surrender a hit in three innings. MICHILIN FULLER TIRE CO. ItMN. AUmifer 4JJ-I17I Baytown Evening Optimist PONY BASEBALL Opening Day April 26, 1986 • EVENTS* •& Barbeque Chicken Served 1 1:00 a.m.-4 p.m. ft Added Bonus Double Header LEE vs San Jac JENKINS PARK Donation $ 4.00 S«* you ttorai Bullets' Bradley aid in 116-111 win By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Philadelphia 76ers know how to beat the Washington Bullets. But solving reserve guard Dudley Bradley, now that's a different matter." Bradley, who beat the 76ers with a last-second three-point shot in Game 1, made a heady play to set up Jeff Malone's tie- breaking basket with 43 seconds remaining Thursday night and send the Bullets to a 116-111 victory, tying the best-of-five NBA playoff series at two games apiece. The deciding game of the series will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday night, with the winner to play the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference semifinals. In the only other NBA playoff action on Thursday, Denver beat Portland 116-112 to eliminate the Trail Blazers in four games. In action tonight, Atlanta visits Detroit and Utah hosts Dallas. The 76ers, who rallied to win the previous two games, overcame a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter and took a 111-109 lead with 1:31 remaining. Washington center Jeff Ruland tied the game at ill with a driving layup and was fouled on the play. Bradley grabbed Ruland's missed foul shot and bounced it out of bounds off the sturdy shins of Philadephia's Charles Barkley, setting up the go-ahead basket by Malone. Malone ended the night with 32 points. Nuggets 116, Trail Blazers 112 At Portland, Alex English hit the decisive basket with 1:10 remaining and Lafayette Lever scored 30 points as Denver defeated the Trail Blazers to take the best-of-five series in four games. Portland tied the score at 110110 on Jim Paxson's three- pointer with 1:23 to go, but English put the Nuggets on top for good at 112-110 with a rebound basket. Clyde Drexler was called for an offensive foul on Portland's next possession. Two free throws apiece by English and Mike Evans sealed the Nuggets' victory. Playoff roundups Mavericks at Jazz Rookie Karl Malone's basket with 50 seconds left on Wednesday night gave Utah a 100-98 victory and kept the Jazz alive against the Mavericks, who lead the series 2-1. The Dallas-Utah winner will next play the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Oilers tie their series By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Edmonton Oilers have climbed out of a hole in their NHL playoff series with the Calgary Flames and apparently have their feet on the ground again. "That was a sweet victory — one of the most important we've ever had," Oilers center Wayne Gretzky said after a 7-4 victory Thursday night over Calgary tied their Smythe Division final at two games apiece. In the only other game, St. Louis beat Toronto 7-4 to tie their Norris series at 2-2. The Flames were trying to take an unexpected 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. Oilers?, Flames4 Gretzky had a hand in the Oilers' two goals in the first period that gave Edmonton a 2-0 lead, first assisting on one by Craig MacTavish at 16j47 and then scoring himself at 17:07, both on power plays. He also assisted on Jari Kurri's second-period score as Edmonton took a 4-3 lead after two periods, then scored twice in the third period. Blues 7, Maple Leafs 4 Doug Gilmour and Rick Meagher each scored two goals to lead the Blues over the Maple Leafs. Gllmour's second goal of the game and fifth of the playoffs 47 seconds into the third period gave the Blues a 5-3 lead and their eventual winning goal. "We stuck to our game plan and did everything we had to do." Meagher said. "We just kept dumping the puck into their zone and kept getting on their defense to create some chances for ourselves." Staturrvs home run leaves ball park Randy Statum Jr. became the first known 6-year-old Monday to hit a baseball out of Highlands' Comiskie Park. Statum, who plays for the Red Sox in the Highlands T-Ball third inning against the Giants that cleared the outfield fence. The bail traveled an estimated 125 feet. The Sox went on to beat the league, hit a home run in the Giants 27-26. lake „ stock in^nerica. Buy U.S. Savings Bonds Hephrology Consultants, P.A. announces the opening of offices at BAYTOWN DIALYSIS CENTER . 4500 North Main Baytown, Texas 77521 For the diagnosis and treatment of kidney related diseases... Diabetes-Hypertension-Renal Stones -Dialysis-Transplantation. C.G. Barcenas, M.D. W.B. Etheridge, M.D. "". Henry Muniz, M.D. ly a*iiiAMrt4)47~9507

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