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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 14

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2-B THE BAYTOWN SUN Monday, April 2t, 19t6 Not even Tudor can slow streaking Mets By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS : The New York Mets are on a roll and no one can • stop them these days, not even John Tudor. - "I don't want to hear anything about streaks. I just don't want to hear about it," said Tudor, the losing pitcher Sunday in New York's 5-3 victory over the Cardinals. New York has won nine straight games, while the Cardinals have lost seven in a row. Tudor lost for only the second time in his last 25 regular- season decisions. He was trying to win his 15th straight game, which would have tied Bob Gibson's team record. Kevin Mitchell and Tim Teufel hit home runs for the Mets while winner Bob Ojeda scattered nine hits. Tudor's loss was his first in'the regular season since last July 20 against Los Angeles. It was his first defeat at Busch Stadium since April 22, 1985, versus the Mets. The Mets' victory gave them their first four- game sweep over St. Louis since 1979. Pirates 13, Phillies 5 Bill Almon homered, doubled twice and drove in four runs, powering Pittsburgh past mistake-prone Philadelphia. The host Pirates broke the game open with seven runs in the second inning. The outburst included only two hits, one of them a two-run double by Almon, but was fueled by errors on three consecutive plays by the Phillies, who finished with five miscues. Cubs 12, Expos 10 Jody Davis, back in the lineup after being given a day off to rest, drove in five runs with two homers, including a grand slam. The wind at Wrigley Field was blowing out at 19 mph, and Chris Speier also homered for Chicago while Hubie Brooks, Tim Raines and Vance Law connected for Montreal. Davis' fourth-inning grand slam was the fourth of his career. Padres 6, Giants 4 Tony Gwynn hit two home runs, the first two- homer game of his major-league career, and San Diego held off San Francisco. Gwynn, who went 3-for-4, singled in helping the Padres take a 1-0 lead in the first inning against Mike Krukow. 3-1. Gwynn hit a two-run homer in the third and had a solo home run, his third of the season, in the seventh. Dave Dravecky, 2-1. shut out the visiting Giants for seven innings. Dodgers 7, Braves 4 Jerry Reuss, back in the starting rotation after a brief stay in the bullpen, pitched seven innings and won his first game of the season. Reuss. 1-0, gave up three runs on nine hits. The Major Leagues veteran left-hander had been put in the bullpen after a poor start. Rangers 6, Brewers 2 Bobby Witt set a Texas rookie record with 11 strikeouts and allowed three hits in seven innings in a win over Milwaukee. He was aided by Greg Harris, who hurled the final two innings. Witt, a rookie with a 95 mph fastball, is beginning to feel like a major leaguer. He should with a 2-0 record and 11- and 10-strikeout efforts in two of his four starts. A's 1, Mariners 0 Comfort has not been a companion for Langford since 1983, when he developed arm trouble and was nearly released by the A's. "I've come all the way back. I sure hope I erased some doubts with this game," Langford said after allowing only a single by Spike Owen in the sixth. Blue Jays 8, Orioles 0 Clancy also is back from health problems that included appendicitis, a sore neck and shoulder. He was bombed by Texas in his last start, but he kept the Orioles off-balance. "I used only two pitches, fastball and slider, but I was hitting the corners and staying ahead of the batters," he said. "The key to pitching against a good hitting team like Baltimore is keeping ahead of their batters and keeping them off base." George Bell, Cecil Fielder and Ranee Mulliniks hit home runs for the Blue Jays, while Bell and Jesse Barf ield each had three hits. Tigers 4, White Sox 1 Morris and Joel Davis were hooked up in a pitching duel for six innings. Morris, however, continued his mastery, faltering only when Ron Kittle homered in the second, the 10th homer Morris has allowed in five starts this season. Davis had a one-hitter before the Tigers broke through in the sixth. But a two-run triple by Lou Whitaker in a three-run spurt was enough for Morris, 3-2. Indians 9, Yankees 7 The pitchers weren't dominant everywhere. At Yankee Stadium, Cleveland staged two comebacks. The Indians reached New York relief ace Dave Righetti for five consecutive two-out hits — four singles and Brett Butler's two-run double — in the eighth inning. Butler and .Joe Carter also homered for the Indians. Angels 8, Twins 7 Ruppert Jones homered, singled twice and scored three runs and Reggie Jackson doubled, singled twice and drove in two. Jackson leads the majors with a .447 average. HENRY DELEON helped Lee College earn a double-header sweep of San Jacinto College with a two-run double in the opening game Saturday at Jenkins Park. (Sun staff photo by Angle Bracey) Rebels surprise San Jac twice 'From Page 1-B TCU gets its first SWC title LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Before the Southwest Conference golf tournament began, the nine league coaches were asked for their thoughts. Interestingly, TCU Coach Bill Woodley said a team does not have to play its best golf in January or February. Golf "You want to get just a little bit better each week and peak right around the conference and national tournaments," he said. "If you win those two, nobody remembers what happened in theother tournaments." On Sunday, with senior transfer Jim Sorenson leading the way, the Frogs peaked at just the right time and won their first SWC golf title by eight shots over Houston and Arkansas. Sorenson shot a course record «7 for a 54-hole total of 213. three shots better than teammate Pete Jordan and Houston's Steve Jackson. Jordan shot 72 on Sunday and Jackson had a 71. The Frogs wound up the team competition — based on the four best 54-hole scores — with an 876 total. Houston started the final round two shots in front of TCU and 11 shots in front of Arkansas. • Prior to the tournament, Woodley noted that Houston, the defending NCAA champion and No. 2 in the country, had beaten the Frogs a total of 12 strokes in the last five tournaments. "Hopefully, we're just waiting for the conference tournament," he said. Harris ties for 5th place V ;,MANSFIELD — Baytown's Keith Harris tied for fifth place inktJkjej^JJSrd annual Southland CqnTerejrice Golf Championships Friq£y\toi help McNeese State University to a second-place finish/' . .Harris turned in rounds of 74, 73 and 73 to tie Lamar's Pat CawtHorhe with a 220 total on the par-7,1 'Walnut Creek Country Club course. ' Philip Jonas of Lamar was* Walker, who pounded out four hits in a non-conference loss to the Gators on April 9, continued his success story Saturday. The sophomore had three hits in the first game and two more in the second. One oi his hits in the opener proved to be a blessing for the Rebels. He smashed a two-run homer to left field in the fourth inning to help LC take a commanding 6-0 lead. Center fielder Mark Bookmyer's RBI single came one out earlier. Combined with third baseman Greg Sims' run-scoring single in the first inning and first baseman Henry DeLeon's two- run double in the third, the fourth-inning uprising made a loser of pitcher Steve Camarda for only the second time this season. Camarda, 11-2, came into the game with a 6-0 TJCAC record. But he exited after four innings, having allowed nine hits. TEXAS CHRISTIAN University golf coach Bill Woodley hugs members of his team after the Horned Frogs captured their first Southwest Conference championship. (AP photo) medalist with a 211 total. Lamar's 862 team total beat McNeese State by eight strokes. Late birdie lifts Bradley ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A word often used to describe Pat Bradley's golf game is "intimidating," although the winner of 18 LPGA events and nearly $2 million usually shrugs off suggestions that less successful players are awed by her ability to thrive under pressure. After she birdied the 18th hole from 25 feet to win the $200,000 S&H Classic by one-stroke Sunday, however, even Bradley admitted she probably rattled Janet Coles, who missed an eight-footer that would have forced a playoff. . "I've been in. situations like that a lot," she said. "I was in control of my nerves ... I felt like I would make it. When I did, I know Janet flinched." Bradley, who shot a 65, finished with a 72-hole score of 16- under-par 272 that equaled the S&H record set by Alice Miller last year. Coles carded a 69 she said "you'd ordinarily think would be good enough to win," when you start the day with a three-shot lead. Jane Grafter, who made a hole-in-one on the 142-yard No. 17 to grab sole possession of third place, finished six shots behind Coles' four-day score of 273. Jan Stephenson, Betsy Barrett, Betsy King and Cathy Kratzerl were one stroke farther back at 280. "Nobody but Pat Bradley could have beat me today the way I played," said Coles, who had five birdies and two bogeys. Legends record is set AUSTIN (AP) — Don January and Gene Littler used a simple philosophy to win the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf tournament: Both golfers can play awful, just don't do it on the same hole. The defending champions managed a tournament-record 25-under-par 255 total for a two- stroke victory over Charlie Sifford and Jim Ferree Sunday and the $100,000 first prize in the better-ball Senior Tour event. "At times during the 72 holes I played awful and he played awful," January said. "But we didn't seem to dn it together." Their final-round 64 was six under par on the 6,367-yard Onion Creek Country Club course and Littler and January timed their hot streaks well. "I played the front nine well and he played the back nine well: It was a real good mesh in our games," January, who had two front-nine birdies, said. Their 25-under total was two better than the previous record posted by January and Sam Snead in the rain-shortened, 54- hole tournament in 1982. FULLER TIRE CO. ItMN. 42M171 His replacement, Brian Brice, worked around three hits to hold the Rebels scoreless the rest of the way. LC starter Jerry Littlejohn gave up only two singles through four innings, but he was touched with a three-run triple by Randle in the fifth. Smith replaced the sophomore with Farrell, who proceeded to limit the Gators to one hit. Although he struggled early this season, Littlejohn has been tough of late. He is 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the TJCAC. First game Second game SAN JACINTO Vasquez IT.. Handler!. . . McUeecf. . . 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Simon 2h Wilson c Griffin ct Miller pli b r ! 1 4 1) 1 1 ) 11 1 1) I 1) 1 1) 2 U 1) (1 h bi i a a ii :< i 1 U i i o u <i ii u u 1 U II U San Jacinto 200 000 Lee 001 020 0—2 x—3 H R ER BB SO K - Bourc|ue. LOB — -S;in Juciulo 5. Lee 7. 21! — Miller. De-Leon. :II( - Handle, lilt - Walker. SB - WriKlit. Uourque. Moke IP San Jacinto C'amarda IL. II-2J -1 Bricc •> Lee LittlcjohniW.4-:U 4- a Karrell 2':: 10 - Sims. DP - San Jacinto. Lee 2. I.OB San Jacinto 6. Lee 5. 2B — Criffin. Walker SH — Mellee. Bookmvcr. KcvnolcJs. HH!> — By Lilttejohn (Vasquezj San Jacinto Nivens (L.H-4J Lee h'niKc <\V. «-2i. WP - IP H R ER BB SO *H — Tanton. SWC teams dominate finals at prestigious Penn Relays PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Since the sum equals all of its parts, it was only fitting that Texas Christian University's sprint relay team shared the Outstanding Male Athlete Award at the 92nd Penn Relays. The lightning-quick foursome of sophomores Roscoe Tatum and Andrew Smith, junior Leroy Reid and freshman Greg Sholars electrified a crowd of 35,352 at Franklin Field on Saturday by winning the 800-meter relay in a world-best time of 1 minute, 20.20 seconds and the 400-meter relay in a meet-record 39.11. TCU's two victories punctuated a meet dominated by Southwest Conference schools. Among the 21 major collegiate men's events in the three-day track and field carnival, SWC athletes won 10 and were denied an llth victory when Southern Methodist was disqualified for using an ineligible runner after finishing first in the 1,600-meter relay. Winning the two relays also ended a run of frustration for TCU in the Penn Relays. "We had brought teams up here the last three years, but never had won anything," Coach Bubba Thornton said. "Even Friday, we were a little frustrated, because our 4x400- meter relay team missed by three-hundredths of a second of making the final. "But today made up for it. We had great performances on all four legs (of the relays). I didn't see a bad spot in the whole deal." TCU's precision was almost picture-perfect. In the 800 relay, the Horned Frogs broke the world-best of 1 -.20.23 set by the Tobias Striders in 1978, but their performance cannot be recognized as a world record because two of the runners — Smith and Reid — are Jamaicans. For a world record, a relay team must consist of four runners from the same country. In the 400 relay, TCU shattered the Penn Relays record of 39.48 set by Arkansas in 1985 and the Franklin Field collegiate record of 39.16 by Tennessee in 1976. "We were fired up," said Sholars. "We really wanted to do well. We came a long way. We didn't want to come all the way from Texas and lose." RE-ELECT JUSTICE ROBERT M. CAMPRELL SUPREME COURT TEXAS WESLEYAN B.S. DEGREE TEXAS CHRISTIAN GRADUATE SCHOOL BAYLOR UNIV. LAW SCHOOL-JURIS DOCTOR DEGREE FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER 2 TIME VETERAN U.S. ARMY TEXAS NATIONAL GUARD-10 YEARS AUTHOR OF 126 SUPREME COURT DECISIONS PROVEN ABILITY & INTEGRITY Paid lor by ihe Robert M Campbell Campaign, P.O. Box 8418, Waco, Texas 76714

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