The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on April 12, 1984 · Page 22
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Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, April 12, 1984
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4-C THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday. April 12, Rebs split with Buccaneers, Fry improves record to 11-2 By DAVID BERKOW1TZ The last time the Lee College Rebels faced Blinn College, they didn't score a run off pitcher Russell., Wright. Rebel Coach "Rod Soesbe has been singing his praises ever since. But Wednesday afternoon at Jenkins Park, the tables were turned. The Rebels reached the former Pasadena High School "right-haiider for nine hits in a 5-2 ^victory in the opening game of a ^double-header. ' ' The sticks became silent in the nightcap, though, as hard- throwing David Martinez held LC to four hits (only one after the first inning) to earn a 4-3 win and salvage a split for the Buccaneers. .Those results left the Rebels with an 11-5 record in Region XIV South Zone games, while Blirm moved to 12-6. Both teams arfe following region leader San Jacinto College, which is 12-4 Baiter a double-header sweep of 'Wharton County College Wednesday. .Soesbe was pleased with the first-game performance, as freshman Darryl Fry improved to' 11-2 despite not enjoying one .of his,better outings this season. 'But ;the 'LC Coach was disappointed in the fact that the Rebels couldn't hang onto a 3-0 lead in the second game. "We had the three-run lead, but: you have to figure that's about all you're going to get off him," Soesbe said of Martinez. "He's a good pitcher. Although we, beat him up there, he's tough." The Rebels got to him early, scoring three runs in the first inning. Steve Arias, Paul Gonzales and Mike Lootens all contributed RBI singles. REL SHOULD - - From Page l-C But from then on, LC managed only one hit off Martinez. That was Tom Thompson's infield chopper in the fifth. Meanwhile, the Buccaneers tied the score in the fifth off starting pitcher Kevin Ayers and reliever Mark Braverman. Then in the sixth, Blinn plated what proved to be the winning run. Mike Byrd led off by lining a Braverman pitch to left field. Paul Saylors made a valiant effort at making the catch, as he dove for the ball. But he came up short and Byrd cruised to third base. One out later, designated hitter Darrell Clifton flied to center field to score the go-ahead run. "He (Saylors) made a good effort at it, but you don't want to take that kind of chance in that situation," Soesbe said. Braverman, 1-1, was tagged with the loss, giving up one run on four hits in three innings of work. Ayers was charged with three runs, only two of which were earned, and four hits over the first four innings. Although Fry wasn't his usual super self, the wiry left-hander pitched" well enough to hold the Buccaneers at bay. He gave up seven hits, walked three and struck out five in going the distance for the 10th time this season. "Darryl wasn't real sharp out there, but he pitched well enough to win," Soesbe said. "He helped himself quite a bit by making a few pick-offs and fielding his position well. Those types of things help you." Fry picked runners off first base on two occasions. In each instance, it helped him work out of jams. The Rebels came through with a three-run fourth inning in his behalf, which proved to be enough breathing room. Thompson's two-run double and' Lootens' RBI single provided LC with a 4-2 edge at the time. Lootens picked up another RBI in the sixth with a single, for the final margin of victory. LC scored its first run in the opening inning when Israel Walker doubled, moved to third on a single by Roger Caldwell, and crossed the plate when Steve Arias grounded into a double play. The Rebels totaled nine hits of _ Wright, with Mike Oglesbee, Gonzales and Lootens getting two apiece. ' . LC, 25-12 overall, will return to action Saturday at Beeville in a 1 p.m. double-header against Bee County College. Phillies rally to defeat Astros PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies have taken a lot of flak over two trades they made late last month. But the deals looked goodWednesday night in a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros. The Phillies acquired Glenn Wilson and John Wockenfuss from Detroit for reliever Willie Hernandez and Infielder Dave Bergman. They picked up reliever Bill Campbell from the Chicago Cubs for three players, including the popular Gary Matthews. The reaction among the fans has been of the "we was robbed" variety. Against the Astros Wednesday night, the Phillies entered the last of the ninth trailing 6-3. Campbell had pitched three innings of one-hit, scoreless ball to keep the game close. Luis Aguayo opened the ninth with a walk and reached second on a ground out. Pinch hitter Garry Maddox was safe on an error, Aguayo going to third. Wockenfuss pinch hit for Von Hayes and rapped a single scoring Aguayo, and moving Maddox to third. He was out trying to advance to second. Then pinch hitter Ozzie Virgil slammed a 3-2 pitch from reliever Bill Dawley into the left field seats tying the game. Mike Schmidt walked and stole second, Joe Lefebvre walked and Wilson, who had a solo homer in the fourth, came up to bat. He went to a 2-0 count against reliever Dave Smith and then bounced a game-winning single up the middle. Campbell, Wockenfuss and Wilson a\\ delivered. At least for one night, the Phillies' brass looked like geniuses. Wilson said he's feeling more comfortable at the plate thanks to instruction from batting coach Deron Johnson. He's eliminating a little hitch in his swing. The 25-year-old Wilson said he hit a ball out over the plate for his home run, and a fork ball that didn't drop for his game-winning hit. He observed that the best kind of pitch to hit is in a 2-0 situation. "You want 2-0 or 3-1, they're a hitter's delight," Wilson said, noting that his whole attitude has changed since being dealt to the Phillies. "This is an opportunity to be somebody. They're turning me loose to let me play until I (prove I) can't handle it," he said. Wilson's winning hit came off reliever Dave Smith, the fourth Houston pitcher in the ninth inning. First Gam* BLINN LEE •b r h bl R.GonzaelsZb 2011 Walkercl Cegelsklcl 3010 Caldwellss Miller ib 2 I o o " D .Thompson ri 2 010 Pena3b 2010 Byrdll 2001 Burciaga 55 3010 Gueikerdh 3000 Byersc 3020 Garner dr 0100 Wrightp 0000 Total* a 2 7 2 ToUU •brbbl 3110 3010 AriasJb 3001 Oglesbeelb 3220 P.GonzalesSb 2020 Lootensdh 3122 Saylors H 3100 T.Thorn psonrf 3 0 1 2 Barker c 2000 Fryp 0000 Second Came BLINN LEE ab r h bl «b r h bl R.Gonzales2b 3010 Walkercf 2000 CegelsMcf 4010 Caldwellss 3100 Miller Ib 4022 Arlas3b 3111 T.Thompson rl 3 0 0 o Oglesbee 2100 PenaSb 3010 P.Gonzales 2011 Byrdll 3110 Elliottpr 0000 Burclagass 2110 Lootens dh 2011 Clifton dh 2111 SaylorslI 3000 Byersc 3100 T.Thompsonrf 3010 Martinez p oooo Grahamc 2000 Ayersp 0000 25 5 9 S ToUlS 27 4 8 3 ToUIl 22 3 4 3 CB netters top Bonnette The Cedar Bayou boys tennis team won all but one match against Bonnette Wednesday to come away with a 53-37 triumph. Warren Hare suffered the only Bear loss in a close match with Wayne Coil ins, 8-5. Lynn Noble defeated Carlos Orasco 8-5 and Brian Pulcher downed Mike Donivon 8-4. Clint Piepho defeated Brent Ford 8-5. The doubles team of Andy Bigham and Kevin McBunch won 8-6 over Greg Plumber and Chris Vela. Ken Hathaway and Brent Balcerak downed Fishing is improving in Trinity Bay. That is the- Mark Jackson and Gaylon Palms 8-3. Yuri Dye and Chester Rogers Trinity Bay fishing better Blinn . 000 110 0—2 Lee 100 301 x-5 E — Byrd. DP — Blinn. Lee. LOB — Blinn 4, Lee 3. 2B — Walker, Oglesbee, B. Gonzales, D. Thompson, Byers. SB — Garner. Saylors. S — Pena.SF— Byrd. IP H R ER BB SO Blinn ooo ooi 0—4 Lee 300 000 0—3 £ — Arias, P.Goraales. Miller. DP — Lee 2. LOB — Blinn 6, Lee 1. 3B — Byrd. SB — Clifton, Caldwell. Lootens. S — Loolens, K.Gonzalts. SF — Clilton. IP H R ER BB SO word from the party boat, Judy Beth, out of Kemah. The other day the boat had a good catch of .croakers, gaff top and drum. The catch included the season's first gafftop, a bunch of drum to about five pounds, and one whiting that went to two pounds. With the beach water back to 65 degrees and signs that it will soon go higher, encouraged fishermen to get their gear in readiness. Lake Livingston is clearing rapidly from the upper end of the lake. Creeks are fast clearing. Black bass are hard to find but will take lures if you bother them enough. Bob Marunawski then fell to Paul Goodner and Steven O'Sullivan 8-6. Cedar Bayou's next match will be against Gentry Tuesday at the Mustang courts. In a match held Tuesday, Deepwater defeated Cedar Bayou 56-50. Hare won 9-7 over Kerry McMahon and Noble fell to Rex Hill 9-8. Pulcher fell to Kyle Rhodes 9-8 and O'Sullivan lost to Danny Cometh 8-2. The doubles team of Bigham and McBunch lost to David Davlla and Charles Gaffney 9-7. Joel Brummett and Goodner defeated Tommy Wolf and Scott James 8-5. better performances. "I really feel we can run our best, times," said Scantlen. "They are pretty wound up and ready. ;: ' '••. "Nicole Vaughn has been 'ranked, in the area in the shot and discus," Scantlen said of his weight woman. "She has thrown a 38-7 in shot and that's very respectable. There are some 40s in the region, but she's capable of throwing that. Also, she's been to regionals before and that should .work in her favor." Gianha> Richards and Diamond also have experience at the regional level. Gianna Richards went last year in the relays, as .did Diamond, who also went the year before in the triple jump. "There are going to be some very good times there, but any sprint .relay team can drop the baton," Scantlen said. "You have to be realistic, but anything can happen over there." "I have a good group here," Scantlen continued. "They are going to compete well." Ross S. Sterling will not be represented at the meet as no girls qualified at the district level. 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