Saturday, April 16, 2005


Back in the day (the 1950’s) there was a Saturday morning show called “Ask Mr. Wizard”. Don Herbert was unflappable answering all sorts of questions and with all the buzz at Blair this weekend we decided to turn the Dust over to Don and here he goes.

What happened in the game? Well as usual the D-bags kept it low scoring but Cesar Ramos (8-3) won his fifth in a row as the #14-Niners (25-12, 6-1 Big West) beat Northridge 7-2. He went 7.1 innings, both runs were unearned, he fanned seven with zero walks. Was there a turning point? Well it was 4-2 until the Beach scored three times in the eighth. LB took the lead in the first and then went ahead for good with another run in the third. Danny Mocny led off the game with a triple to dead center, just over the head of Johnny Coit. Tulo would drive in Mocny with a double. After CSUN tied up the score, the Niners answered when Chuck Sindlinger and Mocny led off the frame with consecutive infield base hits, toss in a sac bunt and a Matador bungle upped the lead to 2-1. Both CSUN runs had something to do with Steve Velazco, Drew Aguailar slashed a sinking liner to right that the Mouse gambled on and missed and then a Tito Cruz bad throw to home let the run score. Okay but what happened in the 8th? Well the homeboys got RBIs from Scott Bradley and Jamie Huizar sandwiched around a sac fly off the bat of Sindlinger. Evan Longoria had a one-out solo home run in the fourth and Boatright brought in a run with an RBI double in the fifth. Did you say Bradley, didn’t you mean Brandon Godfrey? No it was Bradley at first while Godfrey is under indefinite suspension for breaking a team rule. What does indefinite mean of Wizard one? Humm, the skipper just said it was a team rule, not an academic violation, and could be two weeks or more. Thanks Mr. Wizard stop by again soon.

25TH WIN DUST—another surprising night time blast this time when Evan Longoria homered in the fourth…Scooter Bradley gave the Dirtbags some breathing room with a single to make it 5-2…one of the fancy old rides on display this morning was trailered down by the family of second baseman Chuck Sindlinger…did the third game of ten hits mean the offense is fixed?...”that hasn’t happened yet, we have work to do”…he added that with Godfrey out he has to play Cruz in the field and not DH since “he has to be able to catch if Jones gets nicked and DHers can’t do that”…Ramos (104 pitches) thinks that despite the loss of Weaver and Vargas this staff is better because, “Buck just keeps bringing in big arms”…speaking of the Dream Weaver, insiders say a couple of big league teams will watch him work out soon, including the Dodgers of LA as opposed to you know who of LA…Arizona had three key scouts in the house (including a cross checker) watching Ramos (now 1.53) and then flipping their notebooks to their Tulo page (now .355)…the team era is now the NCAA’s best (1.93) after Miami lit up North Carolina 17-7 with 15 earned…not such a good night for the F word’s Rickey Romero who gave up four earned but he went CG for Fullerton in their 8-5 win over Pacific who helped the Titans with four errors…BWC scoreboard from last night, Cal Poly 7, UC Davis 4; CSUF 8, Pacific 5; Riverside 3, UC Irvine 2 (10 innings) and UC Santa Barbara 9, UCLA 4…built more for comfort than speed and a man who once was a top redeemer of those “In and Out” coupons, Paul McAnulty used to look like an actual chauffeur, a figure not always appreciated by his employers, the Padre organization…Paul went on a fitness thing and cut the weight and now in his first four games for Mobile, McAnulty is hitting .407 (11-for-27) with a homer and five RBIs playing for AA Mobile in Hank Aaron Marco Estrada (5-0, 1.77) will look to remain perfect against CSUN closer Peter Eberhardt (3-1, 2.08) who has six saves and no starts….post game strategy today, don’t block the exits as the Beach brain-trust will head down to Fullerton to scout next weekend’s foe Pacific…and update their Titan notes—DR. DAN


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