The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 27, 1986 · Page 21
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 21

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Sunday, April 27, 1986
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SPORTS •Hill's Laurie *eu tchoUnliip, •Local golfer* t«t for regional, S-C •Cooden it too much for Cards, S-C SWC has plenty to offer DALLAS (AP) — The Southwest Conference again will prove to be a popular place for NFL teams to shop in Tuesday's draft with the most curiosity surrounding Kenneth Davis' selection. Davis was one of the Texas Christian University players who admitted taking cash from a Horned Frog booster. Davis, a consensus All-American as a junior in 1984, had to give up his senior season of eligibility after just one game. In just three season, the exiled Davis was the third leading rusher in SWC history behind Eric Dickerson and Earl Campbell. Yet pro scouts aren't sure what to think about Davis. He played only sparingly in the Senior Bowl. Some scouts haven't been overly awed by his workouts. Davis is projected to go above the third round but nobody knows for sure if they want to take a chance on him in the first round. "Davis is one of the big mysteries in the draft," said one scout. "Teams are having a hard time figuring where he fits in." In one year, Davis went from a Heisman Trophy candidate to "Hesitation Trophy" champion of the 1986 NFL draft. If Davis isn't a first round choice, there WILL be others from the SWC. The best guess here is that Texas A&M's 6-foot-6, 290-pound offensive lineman Doug Williams or Houston tight end Carl Hilton will be the top pick from the SWC. Look for Southern Methodist's 1,000-yard-gaining tailback Reggie Dupard to get a first round ticket. Dupard's stock has skyrocketed in recent workouts by the pro teams. Center Gene "The Coke Machine" Chilton of Texas should be a coveted first round prize. Other possible first round choices include Houston's T.J. Turner, who is rated one of the top nose guards in the country, and defensive backs Carl Carter of Texas Tech, Kevin Wyatt of Arkansas, Domingo Bryant of Texas A&M, and Roderick Jones ofSMU. Carter is a favorite because of Ml OK \l I DALLAS COWBOYS personnel director Gil Brandt looks over a computer printout of all eligible players for the National Football League draft. The Southwest Conference figures to offer plenty of help for teams throughout the league. CAP photo) A&M guard Randy his aggressive, heavy-hitting style, and he should be the first SWC defensive backs chosen. He could be the big sleeper of the draft from the SWC. In the second and third rounds, Arkansas' safety Greg Lasker, SMU defensive tackle Joe Phillips, Texas A&M fullback Anthony Toney, Arkansas center Andy Upchurch and nose tackle Derek Turner of Baylor could be plucked off the SWC rosters. Traditionally, the SWC has had its share of solid punters and placekickers and there are two excellent NFL candidates this season. John Teltschik of Texas and Buzzy Sawyer of Baylor are two •of the top punters in the country. However, punters traditionally are picked late in the draft except for Ray Guy of the Los Angeles Raiders who was Al Davis'No. 1 pick in 1973. Rice's James Hamrick is in the top five of placekickers in the nation. Other SWC players who should go somewhere in the eight round draft include: center Todd —Texas Dausin. — Houston Schoppe. —TCU kicker Ken Ozee, defensive linemen Darron Turner and Gary Spann; offensive lineman Tommy Shehan, defensive back Egypt Allen. —Baylor tight end prospect Ralph Stockemer and offensive lineman Mark Cochran. —Texas Tech defensive end Tim Crawford, linebacker Mike Kinsey and defensive back King Simmons. —Houston' wide receiver Anthony Ketchum. Plenty of SWC free agents should be signed on speculation, such as Baylor quarterback Tommy Muecke, who might make a defensive back convert or fleet Texas A&M receiver Jeff Nelson or Texas offensive tackle John Stuart and linebacker Ty Altert. This, of course, is ait unguaranteed. We'll know by midnight Tuesday. Codrington leads RSS CONROE — Ross S. Sterling's Nigel Codrington high-jumped 6 feet, 10 inches to place first in a regional qualifiers track and field meet Friday at McCullough. No team standings were kept, but several other members of Sterling's boys team fared well. Among them was Eugene Wilson, who long-jumped 22-51/2 to place second. Albert Gordon was a runner-up in the 800 meters with a time of 1 minute, 55.3 seconds. The Rangers' 400-meter relay team of Kerry Henderson, Wilson, Fred Brooks and Codrington covered the course in 41.9 to place second as well. Other top performances for Coach Drew Dunlap's team came from Wilson in the 200 meters (third, 21.9), Henderson in the long jump (fourth, 21-8) and Codrington in the 100 meters (sixth, 11.0). Ryan limits Reds to 5 hits in victory HOUSTON (AP) - Nolan Ryan scattered five hits and Dickie Thon slammed a run- scoring double, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday night. Houston took a 2-0 lead in the first inning after Bill Doran led off with a double and scored when Thon doubled down the left-field line. Glenn Davis then singled in Thon. The Reds cut the Astros' lead to 2-1 in the seventh inning after Buddy Bell doubled and came home on a run-scoring single by Eddie Milner. In the Houston eighth, Tony Walker walked, stole second base and went to third on an Infield hit by Ryan. Walker then scored on Doran's bunt. Ryan, 3-2, worked out of trouble In the second inning when he struck out Tom Browning, leaving the bases loaded, and again in the sixth when he stranded two Reds by striking out Dave Concepcion. He finished with seven strikeouts and walked three. Tom Browning, 0-2, took the loss. He worked six innings, giving up four hits and two runs. Early Bird Gets HM Worm MM !•• VI •• now ommiio AN 1-7/1 nxa> un ON All NIWIY MI9LT HOMB >fa«*N*M«MM2t-1040 « 421- 11 54 The eliminators Rayburn ends Ganders' chances as Sexton smashes 2 home runs ByVINCEGOLLE PASADENA — It was the long ball that defeated Robert E. Lee Friday afternoon at Memorial Field. To be more precise, Pasadena Rayburn catcher Joey Sexton did the damage in a 5-2 victory over the Ganders in District 23- 5Aplay. The loss mathematically eliminated Coach Gary Herrington's team from the playoff race. Lee shares third place with Ross S. Sterling at 6-6 with two games remaining in the season Rayburn improved to 4-8. "We've got to do three things," Herrington said. "We have to keep the ball in the ball park, we can't hit into double plays with the bases loaded, and we have to stay away from four outs an inning." The four-outs-an-inning syndrome Herrington referred to came in the bottom of third. Rayburn designated hitter John Spretz led off the inning with a shot down the first-base line. Les Gray positioned himself in front of the ball, but it took a bad hop and left the first baseman empty-handed. "If we would have flagged that down, we wouldn't have had to face that hitter (Sexton)," Herrington said. With two outs In the same Inning, Sexton sent a 3-and-2 pitch just over the fence in right field for a three-run homer. That was the margin of victory. The dreaded double play came in the top of the first inning, after Lee had staged a scoring attack. In the uprising, second baseman Ted Johnson sent a placement shot into right field to score Brian Connealy Connealy was on third base after a walk, stolen base and passed ball. After Johnson's hit, shortstop John Bylngton and catcher Joe Pompa singled to load the bases. From there. It looked as If Rayburn would have to go to its bullpen for help. However, Brad Bonin, who went 3-for-l against Pasadena Dobie on Tuesday, tagged an easy grounder to short for the quick double play to leave (See RAYBURN, Page 3-C) North Shore breezes to victory to knock Rangers out of chase By ED CAMPBELL The Ross S. Sterling Rangers continued their downward spiral Friday afternoon, losing a 10-2 home decision to the North Shore Mustangs. The Rangers are out of any playoff possibilities. Losing four District 23-5A games In a row and four of five In the second half will do that to a team. Sterling opened the second half with a win over Pasadena Rayburn on April 14, but hasn't won since. Consecutive losses to Deer Park Robert E. Lee, South Houston and now North Shore have killed Sterling. Friday's game was close until the fifth. North Shore had scored twice In the first, but the Rangers answered back with a pair of their own in the second. Unfortunately for the home funs, those were the only runs Sterling would score. With the score tied at 2-2, the Mustangs went to work In the top of the fifth. J.J. Candelari started things off with a solid single to left ofj Ranger starter Shawn Schlmming. While pitching to Joe Rasmussen, Schlm- ming uncorked a wild pitch that sent Candelari to second. Rasmussen eventually struck out, but Doug Maraffa lined a double to left that sent Candelari home with the tie-breaking run. Scott Tibbltts grounded out to short, but Terry Martin came through for North Shore with two outs. Martin ripped a single to left and Maraffa, running with the pitch, was able to score from se. cond on the hit, The Mustangs held a 4-2 lead, but weren't done yet. When left fielder Gary Higginbotham fired to the plate In a futile effort to nail Maraffa, Martin was able to move up a base to second. Sterling catcher Brad Walsh then made an Ill- advised throw down to second in an effort to get Martin. The baJl sailed wide and Martin raced to (See NORTH, Pa* GARY HIGGINBOTHAM of Ross S. Sterling slides Into second base, as North Shore's John Lusk prepares to make the tag during Friday's District 23-5A game at Winnie Brown Field. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) DR. J.C. TANENBAUM Podiatrist-Foot Specialist is proud to announce the opening of his new Baytown office for the treatment and correction of medical and surgical foot disorders. • Bow SJNTS • Warts • Hffffl art An* Pain • Quito's F*t Pnbta • Mil Prelims • spirts Wat* tojrrts •Fractms • tort ftclatri tojvits • Itfrtwi Nails • Mus Cons, CallMsas 9 KaMMftOfS * Adult and Children * Insurance Accepted Hours: Dolly, Evening & Sot. (by oppt.) HilW.LffWt (Across from Son Joe into Methodist Hospital) For on •ppei«tiin«i, pfew edi 421-1922

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