Friday, February 04, 2005


Baseball made simple. Under three hours, almost balmy. Your starter Cesar Ramos goes six scoreless and two out of three of his pen friends give the Gaels nada. Number 14 wins 5-1and the offense bangs out 13 hits with nary an error.

“We said that coming in we wanted to reduce our strikeouts” Dirtbag skipper Mike Weathers would offer post game and until the seventh only two Ks. “I like the effort by Jamie Huizar and Steve Velaczo who really battled for their hits (two each.” In all the Niners had six guys with two hits, adding Tulo, Chuck, Tito and Brandon to the parade. And what about Senor Ramos? “It’s pretty nice when you can be successful as he was without your really good stuff.” Yeah through six CR was at least OK. Andrade followed without success but that made it even more interesting for the home fans that had never seen Steve Hammond and Andrew Liebel who settled Saint Mary’s down and closed with a flurry of fans and fly outs. Fore the record the Beach boys scored first in the first when an RBI single drove in one and the margin was upped to 3-0 after RBI singles from Godfrey and Velazco. The insurance, not needed on this night, came in the seventh provided the scoring when a two-run double from Sindlinger made it 5-1 and set the stage for our righty Cody Evans vs. their righty Joel Fountain today and maybe just maybe the first mound sighting of the big boy from Santa Clara Jared Hughes.

PICK UP DUST—The Mid will be buzzing tonight with not only with lady’s basketball but also a bleacher full of good-deed doers in the form of a bunch of Long Beach Girl Scouts. The difference, the players shower and go home but the scouts don’t shower, continue eating and spend the night. See, Duke has fans who spend the night waiting to get in the gym and Long Beach has fans who spend the night before they can leave the gym….color Idaho as upset and flunking music appreciation….after Larry’s lad beat them two weeks ago the Vandals lived up to their name…upset with the upset they put their sneakers to the music cases of the pep band and caused several hundred dollars in damage...I say flunk them all!...speaking of temper tantrums you read that Seth Greenberg’s Virginia Tech team was killed at Duke…Greenberg was ejected from the game with 4:39 left after receiving his second technical (he received one in the first half). He refused to comment specifically about the officiating after the game…"I feel bad for my wife and daughters because obviously I embarrassed them and that's not something I wanted to happen," Greenberg said of the ejection. "I'll say this. I did not use profanity, until I was tossed."…timing is everything Seth and I know Dr. Buss is waiting for your resume… almost over-shadowed in the Bobby Crosby excitement is the bright prospects for Jeremy Reed now in the employ of the Seattle Mariners. The Seattle papers expect JR to be the everyday center fielder, “playing the same position for the same team of his childhood idol, Ken Griffey Jr. "A lot of guys are penned in," said M's general manager Bill Bavasi.”We've penciled him in."…ink is better…Saint Mary's travels to Sacramento in the River City Classic next weekend opening against Pacific on Friday, then playing Sacramento State and UC Davis…now some notes on today’s Beach starter Mr. Evans…in the Cape Cod League last summer he struck out 41 and walked just 16 over nine starts and 51.1 innings….At Golden West he was ranked fourth in the state in ERA, producing a 2.98 ERA over 84.2 innings, which included a 9-2 record over 11 starts and three complete games… also had three saves… ranked amongst the state’s leaders in wins and strikeouts… gave up 83 hits and struck out 78 and walked just 17… named first team All-Orange Empire as a sophomore… team won the Orange Empire in 2004… went 1-0 with a 6.59 ERA as a freshman over 13.2 innings... gave up 15 hits... struck out 14 and walked five with a .268 opponent batting average…oh yes his high school team won the CIF Championship in 2001…from the Friday scoreboard UC Irvine 10, California 1, San Diego 7, UC Riverside 1; Nevada 5, Pacific 4, CSUF 5, Stanford 3 and that breath-taking score you have been waiting for…Miami 12, High Point 5… and when that’s all the news that fits we print—DR. DAN


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