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62 - CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, April 4- April 10, 1997 People Continued from page 61 salesman and Beebe Hospital se- curity forces. You can custom rig your golf cart with big tires with camo covers elect a sheep skin or nylon velour seat cover (pimp cart), install headlights and reflec- tors with side mounting mirrors with pin striping and a tinted hinged windshield. A radio or in dash CD changer with Bose speakers will make you the cat's pajamas of your neighborhood. Call 947-1697 and ask for Dan or Keith and tell them you want a goff cart. HIGHBROW UNIBROW- As the Peruvian herdsman screamed at his nagging wife, "I've had a busy day. Stop yakking at me!" I agree with leg- endary coach John Wooden that women's basketball is a purer product than the up and down game played by the men. The Old Dominion versus Stanford over- time game in the semi-finals was the best I'd seen all season. But the brigade of commentators was annoying, especially the little blond lady whose intense eyes and furrowed brow created the optical illusion of unibrow. For the championship game the uni- brow was gone and I can only as- sume a top level executive watch- ing the broadcast from the corn- Seaford's 11 run 5th beats Cape By Dave Frederick Cape traveled to Seaford Wednesday after- noon just a bit giddy after Mike Cunning- ham's shutout victory over Indian River and Jason Passwaters' 2-1 one-hitter against Mil- ford. Early in the schedule Cape had landed at 3-1 on the young season with the youthful excitement that they could play with anyone. And then came the fifthinning licking that kept on ticking for so long the setting sun in the west was yielding to the Hale-Bopp comet in the northwest. Trailing only 3-I after four strong innings by sophomore lefty Adam Scott, the roof suddenly caved in like a West Virginia coal mine. Before Jason Passwaters could put out the fire, the Blue Jays had been through four pitchers scoring 11 runs on six hits and six walks. 'Tve coached a lot of years at different levels," said coach Barry Lynch. "That's the worst butt kicking I've ever taken. It's a little demoralizing. I could see it in the players be- fore the game. They didn't have the pop or the desire. Seaford is one of the best hitting teams in the state and they can hurt you in a hurry." Amazingly, Cape reached nearly untouch- able sophomore Jason Vincent for a run in the first inning when DH Joe Bekeshka sent home Joe Deloy from second base with a hard double into the gap. Seaford tied the game in the bottom of the f'wst on an RBI sin- gle to left but the run was unearned. But Vincent got into the rhythm of the night and had Cape batters backing away from the curveball and flailing and swinging Dave Frederick photo Cape first baseman Bo Hitchens sweet tags a Seaford runner on a quick throw from pitcher Joe Bekeshka. The Cape crowd cheered the apparent pick-off out but the umpire signaled safe! late at the fastball. Vincent stayed out of trouble for the rest of the ball game striking out 12 Vikings while limiting Cape to three hits. "This was a non-conference game and I wanted to see the young pitchers pitch and give some other kids a chance to play," Coach Lynch said. "Adam Scott did a good job in his first start and the other player I was impressed with was Jake Carmean. Jake has been hurt the last two years and was really throwing smoke. He just couldn't get the ball over the plate. He was nervous and that's un- derstandable." Cape hosts Delmar Friday, April 4 at 11 a.m. Next Tuesday, April 7, the conference schedule will resume at home against the same Seaford ball club. "We hope Goose (Mike Cunningham) will be over his ankle problems and ready to turn it on," Lynch said. "Good baseball teams can bounce back. I guess we'll see how good we are." NOTES: Freshman Nick Schaffer is doing a good job starting in left field. Schaffer had a dramatic put-out at the plate in the 2-1 vic- tory over Milford and nearly gunned down a" Seaford runner at home on a perfect one bouncer to catcher Ryan Whibley... Pitcher Joe Bekeshka apparently picked off the same runner at In'st twice in a row but both times after the tag by Bo Hitchens the umpire called the runner safe - and called the same runner safe at second when Casey Sheehan was waiting for him with a ball... All the close calls against Cape came in the disas- trous fifth inning. mand truck, spit out his boiled hot-dog and screamed, "What the beck is that! Someone call a cos metologist!" My wife and her lla- ma bahama mama self-assured me that the men commentators were just as obtrtlsive to the flow of the action as the women. "What about the Duke coach's head," she asked. "What's he work for, the vice squad? Cape Region Athletes Of The Week SNIPPETS- The University of Delaware baseball team improved to 20-3 on the season with a 6-2 victory over Hofstra... The Del- Tech Roadrunner (beep! beep!) softball has been scorching the competition and after a 2-1 victo- ry over Lackawanna Jr. College of Pennsylvania sits pretty with a 19-1 record. Pitcher Malady Pep- per is undefeated with a record of 11-0. The Del Tech boys hardball team is 15-3... March madness is over and this big dog of the Wild Dog Walking Club logged his seventh consecutive  100 plus mile month and now has 830 miles since September which is roughly 247 hours of walking which would be six weeks of walking if it were a full time job. I've learned that walking and chromi- um pecolanate won't help you lose weight if you eat too many hard salami and provolone sand- wiches smothered with real may- onnaise and Clousen pickles. Running from a rabid fox, like all external anxiety, is great for ele- vating the heart rate and burning calories. Go on now, gift JASON PASSWATERS Senior transfer student Ja- son "Blazing Arizona  Pass- wabvrs threw a no-hitter for 6 1/3 innings last Thursday as the surprising Cape Vikings raised their season record to 3-1 with a 2-1 victo- ry over Milford. Passwaters, who moved to Rehoboth from Arizona and has a twin brother, Jesse, recorded sev- en strikeouts while only is- suing three base on balls. UJason can fiat out bring it," said coach Barry Lynch. Ie has been a pleasant sur- prise, n RYAN WHIBLEY Whibs n is a little tough guy who flawlessly handles the Viking pitching staff feature for three different from his eatcher's position. "I just throw what he tells me, n said Mike Cunninham after shutting out Indian River last week. During last Thursday's 2-1 victory over Milford, Whibley laid down a suieide squeeze to score Casey Sheehan from third with the winning run. wPitchers have confidence in Ryan and that's half the bat- tie, n said coach Barry Lynch. KAI MAULL ALEXIA WAPLES Maull is the first but not Alexia won both the 100 last athlete to appear in this meter dash, 13.02, and 300 sports. During last Thurs- day's track meet at Milford, MauI1 remained undefeated in the sprinting events, win- ning the 100 meters in 11.4 and the 200 meters in 23.7. Maull also ran on the victori- ous 400 meter relay team along with Kris Gnerin, Dairius James and Travarus Nelson. Maull also won the high jump. Maull is a former Athlete of the Week for foot- ball and basketball. hurdles, 51.8, as the girls track team pounded Milford 81-56 to raise its season record to 2-0. She also ran on the winning 400 meter (Jes- sica Witherspoon, Tameka Nelson, Mickeya Brown) and 1600 meter (Cole Pavlik, Tracey" Duffy, Danielle Guerin) relay teams. UAlexia can do about anything she wants on the track or in the l field, n said coach George Pepper.