The San Bernardino County Sun from San Bernardino, California on May 6, 1995 · Page 26
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San Bernardino, California
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Saturday, May 6, 1995
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C2 The Sun SATURDAY, May 6, 1995 Roar of the crowd Reader wonders why columnist doesn't follow own advice In the opening remark of his April 23 column, Paul Oberjuerge facetiously advised George Foreman to hang it up while he still could. But why doesn't he think of following his own advice? As he stated, Foreman did a lot of good for many egos, even his. When has Oberjuerge done anything for anyone else's ego other than to knock it? When has he written anything positive or encouraging about someone such as a new athlete or future athlete, rather than just waiting to write something critical about someone that has just had a bad day or game? Then maybe The Sun can get a "real" sports editor. GENE BARAGONE San Bernardino UNHAPPY WITH KINGS QUIP: I read your column in The Sun titled "The class clowns of the NHL," (May 1). You said you thought the Kings were a joke and how they provided physical humor. I happen to be a very loyal, devoted Kings fan and 1 did not appreciate your sarcastic remarks. They may not be in first place but they have recently experienced a coaching change. The Kings are a good team and they have the ability to win if people are not verbally bashing them. JENNA CANALE TRASK Yucaipa NOTHING'S CHANGED: With all due respect to Gregg Patton's column "Media won't be party to fans' boycott" (April 28), I wish to respond. Baseball. One hundred years worth of boys' American dreams for America's sport ended with the release of the replacement players. Now, it's back to business as usual. Too bad. DAVID KEYES Adelanto The Sun publishes letters to the Sports editor on Saturdays. Send letters to The Sun, Roar of the Crowd, 399 N. D Street, San Bernardino, 92401, or fax to (909) 384-0327. Include name, address and night-time phone number. Sports in brief Rudd takes Sonoma pole with record qualifying time Ricky Rudd broke Dale Earnhardt's 1993 course qualifying record on Friday to take the pole for the Save Mart Supermarkets 300 NASCAR Winston Cup race at Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma. Rudd lapped at 92.132 mph in a Ford Thunderbird to erase Earnhardt's 91.838 mph average on the 2.52-mile Sonoma road course. Terry Labonte also broke Earnhardt's record with a lap at 91.918 mph in a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Last week, Labonte captured the pole in the Winston Select 500 at Talladega, Ala. Other top qualifiers Friday included Mark Martin, the Talladega winner who qualified third at 91.712 mph in a Ford Thunderbird; Earnhardt, fourth at 91.588 mph in a Monte Carlo, and Jeff Gordon, the Talladega runner-up, at 91.481 mph in a Monte Carlo. Earnhardt, trying for an unprecedented eighth driving title, and Gordon are tied atop the standings with 1,314 points apiece, with Martin only nine points back in third. BEEMAN TO COACH WOMEN'S BASKETBALL Laura Beeman, currently the Mt. San Antonio College Softball coach, has been named the school's women's basketball coach for the 1995-96 season. Beeman, a Cal Slate San Bernardino and University of Redlands alumna, was an assistant women's basketball coach for the Moun-ties last season and has also worked as a recruiting coordinator for U of R and as an assistant girls basketball coach at San Bernardino High School. She will continue coaching the Softball team for at least another year. RAMS SIGN RYPIEN: Quarterback Mark Rypien, the most valuable player ofthe 1991 Super Bowl, has signed a contract with the St. Louis Rams. Length and terms were not divulged. Rypien. 32, played for the Cleveland Browns last season, mostly in a backup role to Vinny Testaverde. Rypien, who started three games, completed 59-of-127 passes for 694 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. ARMSTRONG HOLDS TOUR DUPONT LEAD: Lance Armstrong won his third stage, extended his race lead and solidified his apparent overall victory during the most difficult and coldest race ofthe Tour DuPonl. Armstrong, 23, of Austin, Texas, left Laurent Madouas of France with 1 "! miles left and claimed the 120-mile Ashe-villc, iN'.C. to Beech Mountain. N.C., ninth stage road race in 5 hours, 20 minutes, 51 seconds. Xenon Jaskula ofPoland was second in 5:21:02 and Madouas placed third in 5:21 :08. SMU PLAYERS INDICTED: A Denton County, Texas, grand jury has indicted three Southern Methodist football players on charges of sexual ly assau I ti ng a 1 6-year-old girl at a Denton motel in December. Indicted were Weldon English, 19, a cornerback from Houston; Calvin Robinson Jr., 18,adefensive back from San Antonio; and Eric Yarbrough, 1 9, a wide receiver from Timpson, Texas. BRIEFLY NOTED: Mike Skinner, starting from the pole for the fourth straight time, led wire-to-wire and beat Joe Ruttman by 1.75 seconds in the Maxx Race Cards 200 NASCAR Super-Trucks race at Portland Speedway. . . . Defending national champion Penn Stale was forced to gothedistance before overcoming Hawaii 7-15, 15-1 3, 16-14,6-15, 15-12 in the semi finals of the men's NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships. . . . Enrique Orozco of , Mexico captured the vacant North American Boxing Federation flyweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over countryman Pablo . . . Olympic champion Sweden edged Canada 3-2 in overtime and Finland shutout the Czech Republic 3-0 in the semifinals ofthe World Hockey Championships. From Sun News Services BASEBALL ROUNDUP Lagarde battered by Storm as Spirit goes under, 4-3 By James Curran Special to The Sun SAN BERNARDINO This seemed like a brilliant chance for Joe Lagarde to turn the tables on his season. But Lagarde, who had picked up his only win of the season against Lake Elsi-nore, was roughed up by the Storm as the San Bernardino Spirit dropped a 4-3 decision in front of 1 ,452 fans at Fiscalini Field on Friday. Lagarde (1-4) had pitched five shutout innings in his first outing against the Storm on April 11. This time he allowed all four runs with eight hits, four strikeouts and four walks in five innings. The Spirit slips to 14-13, while Lake El-sinore is 12-15. Lagarde simply allows too many base-runners (51 in 27 innings). The problem is more pronounced over his last three starts with 30 in 14'3 innings. Spirit manager Ron Roenicke said Lagarde needs to gain focus. "It's a matter of concentration on every single hitter," Roenicke said. "A battle with every pitch. Every one is important. You have to think about each one and think about how to set up hitters. "This is a different team than the one he faced earlier. Just flat out better hitters who will take advantage when you get behind in the count." Brad Dandridge singled in one run for the Spirit. Also, Frank Smith hit an RBI double and scored in the fourth. San Bernardino's attempts to tie were slowed by Storm catcher Bret Hemphill. He threw out Keith Johnson trying to steal second in the seventh and Adam Riggs trying to advance on a wild pitch in the ninth to end the game. The Johnson out was particularly costly. Riggs was already on third with the tying run and No. 3 hitter J.P. Roberge was at the plate. "They ran on us pretty good with him behind the plate last time," Storm manager Mitch Scoane said. "They didn't have many opportunities to run tonight, but when they did, they took the chance and our catcher made good throws." "I pretty much told him if he could get a jump, then he can go," Roenicke said of Johnson. "But he got thrown out and that's my fault." Keith Luuloa singled in two runs in the third for Lake Elsinore. Bret Hemphill and Alfredo Diaz followed the next inning with two out RBI hits. Geoff Edsell (2-4) picked up the win with three runs and six hits in six innings with six strikeouts and three walks. Spirit notes Brian Richardson lined an RBI base hit to center for San Bernardino as they posted a 13-inning come-from-behind victory over Visalia In front of 950 fans on Thursday. Julio Colon (2-0) picked up the win in relief. The Spirit was down 3-0, but pulled into a tie with home runs from Frank Smith and Adam Riggs Blaze shuts down Mavericks, 6-1 The Sun BAKERSFIELD The Mavericks' offense was limited to just one run on two hits by two Bakersfield pitchers in their 6-1 defeat to the Blaze on Friday night. Bakersfield starter Matt Williams gave up one hit in six innings and reliever Cesar Ramos allowing a hit and a run in the eighth inning. Right fielder Keith Eaddy drove in second baseman Mike Nadeau for the Mavericks' only run. Mavericks starter Ryan Griffin was lit up for six runs in five innings and took the loss. Third baseman Kevin Zellers went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI for the Blaze, the last-place team in the Northern Division at 11-17. The Mavericks dropped to 13-16 and snapped their five-game win-ning streak. The Mavericks face Bakersfield again at 7:05 p.m. today. Philadelphia overpowers Atlanta Charlie Hayes hit a three-run homer to power a 12-hit Philadelphia attack, helping Phillies rookie right-hander Tyler Green earn his first major-league victory Friday night, a 9-4 rout ofthe host Atlanta Braves. Mariano Duncan and Dave Gallagher each added three hits for the Phillies, who snapped a four-game Atlanta winning streak. Green (1-1) gave up five hits and three runs in six innings. It was the fourth major-league start for Green, the Phillies' No. 1 pick in the June 1991 draft. He pitched briefly for the Phillies in 1993 and spent all oflast season in the minors. Toby Borland pitched the last three innings for his first save. Hayes connected for his first home run ofthe season in the second inning off Kent Mercker (0-1), following walks to Dave Rollins and Darren Daulton. METS 3, REDS 0: Bobby Jones held Cin- Natiqnal league cinnati to three hits in eight innings and Edgardo Alfonzo drove in a pair of runs, leading New York past the host Reds. GIANTS 9, PADRES 2: Matt Williams hit a three-run homer and Joe Rosselli won his first major-league start as San Francisco handed host San Diego its fifth straight loss. MARLINS 11, EXPOS 6: Rookie Quilvio Veras hit a grand slam during a six-run fourth inning as Florida held off host Montreal. ASTROS 9, CARDINALS 4: Mike Hampton pitched seven scoreless innings as visiting Houston won its fifth straight game. CUBS 8, PIRATES 4: Scott Bullett hit a three-run homer his first in the majors to carry visiting Chicago past Pittsburgh. From Sun News Services Royals get past Chicago in 12th American league Felix Jose and Greg Gagne drove in runs during the 12th inning Friday night, lilling the Kansas City Royals to a 3-1 victory over the host Chicago White Sox. Wally Joyner opened the 12th with a single olT Kirk McCaskill (0-1). After Keith Miller bunted into a force out, Gary Gaetti and Jose followed with singles for a 2-1 lead. Gagne added an RBI double. Rusty Meacham (1-1) pitched the 11th for the win and Jeff Montgomery worked the 12th for his second save. The White Sox tied it in the seventh against starter Doug Linton. Chris Sabo led off with a single, Robin Ventura doubled and Mike Devereaux had an RBI grounder. Linton pitched eight innings and gave up four hits. He struck out four and walked one. Chicago starter Jason Bere pitched seven innings and allowed six hits. He struck out eight and walked three. RANGERS 9, ATHLETICS 4: Bob Tewksbury won for the first time with Texas, and Mickey Tettleton and Benji Gil homered as the visiting Rangers beat Oakland. INDIANS 5, TWINS 1: Cleveland won its home opener as Charles Nagy held Minnesota to four hits in seven innings and Albert Belle hit a pair of RBI doubles. YANKEES 6, BREWERS 4: Paul O'Neill and Mike Stanley hit home runs to power New York past visiting Milwaukee. RED SOX 10, TIGERS 7: John Valentin homered and doubled twice to lead visiting Boston over Detroit. ORIOLES 9, BLUE JAYS 2: Kevin Brown pitched seven solid innings to earn his second victory with Baltimore as the Orioles beat Toronto at Camden Yards. Myers ready to return to lineup Angels notebook By Joel Boyd Sun Sports Writer ANAHEIM The return of catcher Greg Myers from a broken toe could solve what has been a real Achilles' heel for the Angels. Myers, who suffered the injury in spring training, will be activated from the 15-day disabled list before tonight's game, and manager Marcel Lachemann said there's a good chance the Riverside native will start. "He threw today and looked OK," Lachemann said before Friday night's game against the Seattle Mariners. "He's having some problems gripping the ball, but he should be OK. He's capable of being a very good hitter." Andy Allanson and Jorge Fabrcgas have platooned at catcher in Myers' absence and were batting a combined .120 (3-for-25) entering Friday's game. Myers said the toe no longer is giving him any problems. "It's not like it's not broken anymore, so you're still going to feel something," he said. "But it's not affecting anything I do." Myers is no stranger to injuries; he missed 54 games last year after tearing cartilage in his left knee. "I'm ready to go," he said. "It's never IVin sitting around, not able to help out." Lachcmnnn indicated that Fabregas, considered the Angels' catcher of the future, will be sent down to make room for Myers. Fabrcgas, like Myers a left-handed h hitter, is 2-for-l 1 in three starts this year. TEAM TO BEAT: Lachemann is impressed with the Mariners, who have jumped out to a 6-1 record entering Friday's game and lead the AL West by 2 'A games. "They've got a lot of talented players," Lachemann said. "They have good balance, they've got some good arms in their bullpen and they've got a great lineup." Seattle's hot start has the rest of the teams in the majors' worst division already playing catch-up, which makes Lachemann uncomfortable. "You don't ever want to get yourself in a hole," he said. "You get way behind early, and it's tough to come back. "You have to start (catching up) by winning the series. But it takes time. Even if you win two of three, you're only gaining one game on .500. You've gotta be realistic." BOSKIEOK: Pitcher Shawn Boskie (strained cervical muscle), the only Angel banged up in Thursday night's bench-clearing brawl with the A's, had X-rays performed on his neck Friday and was cleared to start tonight against the Mariners' Tim Davis. Angel notes Designated hitter Chill Davit was elected as the Angels' new player representative Friday afternoon. , . . Mariners shortstop Fallx Fermln, whose first-inning throwing error led to the Angels' first run, left the game after the first with tightness In his right calf. I anBnland ALL FORD PRODUCTS EMPIRE Aln fM l"lAf VAn onuvv Inland Empire FABULOUS FIFTIES Fold Club ol America, inc. BBQ RAFFLES TROPHIES Best Commercial Best Pre-1949 Best Restored: 1950's, 1960's Best Convertible Best Customized Best Muscle Car Special Interest Saturday, May 13 - Noon to 5PM Inland Motors Ford 1 121 w cmioa Avenue, ibmi DIRECTIONS: TAKE 1-10 (San Bernardino Freeway) and exit at Tennessee. (Same off ramp for both East and West bound). 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