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~. ~ () ' liP! l! . ' ]!lrll SPIRIT OF JEFFERSON - Farmer's ADVOCATE - Thursday, April 27, 2000 ~7L=I i 1%~' I ' ' II II IIII I L III I IIII I I I la S SHEPHERD CAMPS BOYS BASKETBALL RISER CAMP ,~l~el herd will be the site of the Wayne Ri~('r "l{anl" Basel)all t~,alnp tr~m~ ,hme 12-15. The camp wilt })e held at Fairfax Fieht im the She.p- herr] calnpllS, (~aIllp hours on Mon- d:~v through Thursday will t)e !) am, Iol2 noun Shouhl any day be ~airu d out, a make-up day will be heht on Friday, June 1. The cost is $75 per camper and th- camp is for ages 8-12. The cost int:J,~cle:-< instruct(oil, insurance, and t--shirt. (',()Ill.act (',each Riser at; (3041 ~76-5.<172 or writ( l,o: Wayne Risen Baseball t )ffice, Shepherd (;ollege, Shepht,r(tstown, WV 25443 fbr an :qq01icati()n or further inlormation. GOLFERS STRUGGLE Shcphvrd's golfers struggled nfiffhlily i)n )he first day of the WVIA(" golf tournament being held at (:at'open State Park m Ber- keh,v "%1 )ri ngs. The t{ams were only nintl~ out of the 13 schools m tbe tournament. Shef)t]erd's l.eam total of 333 was a lull :i0 shots l)ehmd lead(,r ('.h~rh,ston which was at 30It SCot t, (~anlpl)el] of (',harlestOll h,(d the I)est individual round with ~, 72 %hepherd's best scores were l})e 79s posted by both Jason l'iers(m and Aaron Mueller. The tol/rnanlent continued on Tu('s(]av. Jill Hood (left) sports new uniform. Above, Shea Sirbaugh forces a runner. Right, Kristen Daffin makes a tag. ~># ~Z ->>i~'a:t::/~:::~`" At bottom left, Kevin Kendro makes the tag on a Charleston player trying to steal at left, Tyler C, aines is cut down at the plat(:, Chris Matthias scores a run. New Y l)espite wearing their new um- tbrms for lhe first, time. Shepherd lost another WVIA(? s,f'iball doubleheader. West Liberty stopped the l,adv Rams, 6-2 and 9-1 ill Shepherd's final regular season flames t)efi)rt, this weekend's confbrence tourna- lnC~nL The Lady ltilltoppers scored ;I run in the first inning off Shepherd first,-ganm starter Jill Hood. Hood escat)ed further damage when she struckoul a batter for the third cut with tile bases lea(ted. th)od, who has pitched a nuin- ber of h)w-run games where she didn't get much run support, was then treated roughly by the wsi- I,<) rs West I,iberty pounded out It) l No Hd Lose )re Wax ,~ ' And th hits and usl,d (hre(, She~~ a m r'()rs to win l)v five runs.r,Craig Sht:plmrd had but six~'le reles: I~gars ll~ opelleF. Amanda Flen~ing dout)les which gave st,ason and esla/)tislae scht)1)l recerd The l,adv l~:uns wereI I)u! five hils i11 the trailed just E- I West I,il)t,rly jumped herd started Tia fl)urth and eventually runs off her and Katie Allnul t. The l,adv tlilltopperSi the ~anles ski)ring I)y t,VVO nltlVe runs in the Sht't~herd was scl)reboard after Scl)rill~ the }~()Lloln of the first. I 1 ;() ;vlit)g W+Mne~d~y N g )! Iilandieapl)e)-s '~ m ~' {~ g i,i Inwood Eatery. Sr. Citizeos Team W L Rowdys 40 24 Barkers Markers 39,5 24.5 Family 39.5 24.5 BeP Gees 39,5 24.5 Easy Four 38 26 Try N Ilar(t 38 26 King F'ius 36 28 Four Oldies 36 28 Unpr),dietahles 355 28.5 Pin Bu~ters 35 2,(1 tlit*i & Missa, s ;12 32 Brand X 3 1 33 t+ee Woes 30 34 Chock Please 27 :17 Kegler~ 27 37 Ntnoothies 26 3B ('lil)l)ers 25,5 3B.5 Shrimps 24.5 39.5 I~)eust 23 4 1 Sigh Average Men: Ken Wilt, II~. Iligh Average Women: Mary Braekett, 156. Iligh Game Men: Ken Wilt, 236. ttigh Game Women: Mary Braekett, 182, High ~+ri,s Men: Harry Barker, 586. Iligh Series Women: Phillis ~lhy, 490. ttigh Series Team wPHandieap: Easy Four, 231H). Friday Night Men's Commercial 1'~atu ~ L. . 5 Road Runaers 37 23 The Who 35 25 Strike Force 34 26 KWE14~q Country Story 34 26 .~'~" q u oia Computers 33 27 Outsiders 33 27 Bad Boys 2!) 31 Nerewballs 28 32 Courtuey & Sons ~wing 26 34 Cleudening Electronics 25 35 Five Puppies 24 36 Odd Balls 22 38 By Boh Madi,~n Tiffs has been :1 season of t)lue and gold vallevs, seemingly ,)ne more bleak and more iinpassable than the one before it Sheptmrd's baseball team has been m last phtce in the Northern Division of the WVIAC. And before Monday's doubleheader with visit- ing Charleston. little hall (:one right fi)r Ill(' Ranis But with a ales! favorable late- season sche(lu]e now that the Rams have disposed ef Charleston. 5-1 and 15-5. cou|d their be a climb back to not only respectability hut also contention in the conf~,rence? There was a comatose 12-19 record that had its misery com- pounded by a 3-10 conference mark. But that was betbre Charles- ton. actually in the hunt for a Southern I)ivision playoff spot, crept into Shepherds)own. But now the Rams are a dis- guised 5-10 in the league. And that record is not as bedraggled as it might seem, That's because no team in that part of the WVIAC has anything (:lose to the sort of talent it takes to I)e a eensistent winner. l)avis & Elkins, Fairmont, and Saleln:I'(:ikyo are the schools that would represent tlmt portion of the con%rence if the season were to end today, None is nluch over .500 or even at the bleak ewm point. Still, there sits Shepherd at five ganles under ,500, Ah, but Shepherd has WVU- Tech left today. And Tech has but two wins in the league afl, e,r suffer- mg through a winless season in 1999. The Rams finish their season against Bluefield, and the Big Blues are also wit]lout much sub- stance and have been in tatters in t)aseball for st)me years. Sweeps of doubleheaders with those teams would give Shepherd a 9-10 league mark Not impossit)le considering how mundane those two teams have usually been. Shepherd's ot her conferenct; flu' is Fairmont. and the Fah'ons phly in Shepherdstown on Sat urday al, 1 p.m. A split with the Falcons might doom Shepherd's postseason chances A doubleheader loss is ('m)se for black pal)t'r tl) he un- filrled the third t,ase d11~o11~ al Fairfax Field. f:lut should Shepherd h.vel both Tech and Bluefield. it's chances--- after looking to be. lower than the New York Giants hopes m 1951 when they trailed the Brooklyn Dodgers by 13 1/2 games on August 15---are then thr from remote. The Giants beat the I)odgers on Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard Round the World" . . and won the National League pennant. Shepherd's barely moving body of hope was revived by, first, sen(or pitcher Ty Hart who clipped the wings of the Golden Eagles with five innings of three-hi( pitchine that included nary an earnt:d run. ttart won his third game this frazzled Shepherd season. That third wm gave him the career wins record at Shepherd with a total of 23. Trevor Forsl)ey and ,lason Walter completed Hart's winning etching . . . afl, er the senior left, on the crest of a 5-1 lead. Getting Hart the necessary runs were the RBI singles of Chris Matthias and Kevin Kendro and a Mountaineers Football West Virginia's All-Time Con> mittee has selected 26 fl)rmer Mountaineer football players as members of the school's all-tiine team fi)r the 1990s. Those selected (in alphabetical order) were: Aaron Beasley run-prt)ducing double, by Adam S(raskuhc in a three-run tlm'd in- nlll~, And tlten Chad Blevins and 0 By Bol) Madi~)n Trevl)r F<>rshev. who had al- readv notched a scorelss inning m the first game against Charleston. was not as fortunate with his ottO, r- ings in the nightcap. In his two in- nings of struggle, he was victnfiz(,d })v ~t two-.run honler aud f;OUF r'llI1S in all. But nl,body will remember any of that in the aft.ernt,'ltl~ ot Shep/terd's 15-5 win. Forshey was forced to hit fl)r himself when he was inserted inte the game in the spot in the battin~ order where Todd Roherts had left fi)r a pinch hitter, Forshey strode confidently Io (he plate with runners saturatin~ the bases and the game still very much in doubt. Tile sweet "ping" of Forshey's nletal bat sent a sizzling grounder <)fl'the body of the Charleston third l)asenlan. Fi)rshey's single phlted a run, giving the Rams a 9=:3 lead in the fifl,h liming. In years to come, the Shepherd win will be. in the mists of tile minds of those that witnessed a piteher batting tor himself and get- ting an important hit. But Fershey's 1.000 batting av- erage will be remembered as if it happen ed yesterday Shepherd needed Forshey's hi( as well as the other 15 safeties it managed off three Charh, st,n pitchers. It. was)f) until a sixth inning that included seven base runners and six runs that anybody respired anything but nervous breaths on the Shepherd sideline. Senior righty Jason Ritenour was effective enough to leave after four innings Brian Tt)zer crasht, d homers tit ttw fi)uMh. Nutfsaid. Harl and his score whcl~ f{itelIOUF i)f t ht, m tn the second, loaded tl)e I>ases with [{u( ;umln Rite)leer (race geltlng a strikeotg flitch with JUSl one out, [|(' WaSll'l aS |O)'ttlB~ third when a solo Iow('d bv Iw~) lnore only the rote run scored. The r(,hlt~vely mild just lWO (;,ddt, n Eagles but one of them was i st ealing-. [ Ttle Rams were btlSl aboui finding all mannerl" S('OFe [Bore rUllS th~ul itl~ game this season, l! AI)otlmr Sht,1)herd P] like l'orshey didn't start i Tyler (;nines, had ttlrei~ singles, scored three t; drove in a pair of runs. Kevin Kendro had tb; flees---two [)uuts and a ff~,~ tly---in driving in t.hree~' ~ finishing 1-fi)r-l ~[~ Adam Siraskuhc ha } was on base four timeS, i RBIs, and scored t~'1 Sl~epherd's le':td( fl" spot. Mike Spry drove i~ and had two hits. ,leren~y }{ancock tintes and was al)le to runs, Bul it was t%rsh ground single that W# indelible <)f the 16 hit quickly rote Shepherd and renmmbered by of this (eanfs players see each other at froIn now. That, even with shottld be told such # had 23 I)asc runners i~'