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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Bl JULY 2002 SPORTS GOT A SPORTS TIP Call in results tollfree within Manitoba to 18777865786 or local ly to 5717443 before 11 You can fax us at Email [email protected] Klapp gives Last line of defence Gloverleafs a big hand T IT Then you play for the best team in a league and have been the V V best player on that you are bound to attract some Such is the case for Tom who arrived in Brandon with little fanfare in but is making a strong case to win several Manitoba Senior Baseball League a fine secondyear baseball player at Valley City State University in North took the advice of team mate Bryan Swaenepoel of Souris this spring and decided to join the Brandon Cloverleafs of the Its hard to say no to Klapp Hes kinda The prod uct was expected to offer versatility to an alreadystrong but no one could of expected the kind of impact he would have With six games remaining in the sea Klapp has compiled a tremendous 81 pitching record and has contributed offensively while playing third base and centre field when he is not on the Klapp is one of the primary reasons why the Cloverleafs are 144 and have already clinched a playoff spot this sea He is a definite MVP candidate and is a shooin for the top pitcher He has been the top rookie as although that league award is reserved for Manitobabred In my he is the said Cloverleafs assistant coach Ryan who also happens to be Klapps primary I would certainly say he is one of the top guys in the league right Hes just been a great pickup for the Klapp put together a great year at Valley City going 42 with a ERA in 40 He allowed just 30 hits and only five walks and struck out he was also the starting third baseman and he hit with a home run and 10 RBIs in a short sea who catches for Klapp at Valley talked his bat tery partner into coming to Brandon and it has been a pure success Klapps numbers have been similar to the ones he amassed in He has a run has struck out 56 batters and has allowed 57 hits and only 11 walks in 64plus Hes also batting while playing every day and has scored 13 runs and driven in Klapp leads the Cloverleafs in atbats with He was named a firstteam allstar last weekend and was the MSBLs play er of the week for June I didnt expect to come in and do the things Ive but it happens when you play on a good team and have guys who support said who lives in Portage with his aunt and uncle and works at a car I if the hitting is better here than it is in but I feel really good out I dont know about but I have been feeling like I should win every time So what is it that has helped Klapp become the first eightgame winner in the MSBL since Shane Moffatt in 1997 Id have to say he is really hitting his Potter He changes speeds and hes got great movement on his fast ball and his Hes got three pitch es he can use at any When a guy gets run it helps but he has won a lot of 21 and 32 games as Hes been the best pickup weve ever had in recent said Cloverleafs Jamie Hes an easy going he contributes all over the You couldnt ask for a better play SEE BALDUR PAGE B2 TBJWYMAN COVERING THE BASES TOD A YS FEA EVENTS In THE Cm SENIOR BASEBALL Ora Dental Marlins host the Oak River Dodgers in MSBL action at Westbran In WHSTMAN SENIOR BASEBALL Ora Dental Marlins travel to Killarney for an MSBL date with the ON TELEVISION PRO GOLI Second round of the Womens 11 opening round of the Canadian Senior 12 noon second round of the PGA Tours Western 3 TSN PRO TENNIS Mens semifinals from 12 noon NBC MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL Toronto Blue Jays at New York 6 Sportsnet CFL FOOTBALL Hamilton TigerCats at Winnipeg Blue TSN COLIN SUN Steve Zutz of the Northwest Wildcats tries unsuccessfully to jam the puck past Manitoba Wheat Kings goaltender Cam Birrell during midget action yesterday at the Keystone The Wheat Kings beat the Minnesotabased Wildcats 41 as roundrobin action at the Sports Excellence AAA Hockey Challenge continued yesterday at all four city For yesterdays please turn to Page No Webb of intrigue at this years Open BY DOUG FERGUSON Associated Press Karrie Webb was so lost in the first round of the Womens Open that she felt like she had never seen Prairie Juli Inkster played like she owned the golf Twentytwo years after winning the Womens Amateur at Prairie Inkster birdied four of the first six holes and finished with a 3under par giving her a share of the lead with Laura Diaz and Shani Lorie Kane of Charlottetown fin ished the day tied for after shooting a Its always important to have a good first round just to get yourself in the Im pretty ball Inkster Webb is already It 79 headed for the was totally showers after a mit nf swift shocking OUl Of the Trying to become the first woman to win the TWOTIME Open three DEFENDING straight CHAMPION Webb had her KARRIE WEBB worst rouncj smce joining the LPGA Tour in a 9 over 79 that left her hopeful only of making it to the Im pretty Webb It was totally out of the The result is not without Five years Annika Sorenstam was going for her third straight Womens Open title when she opened with a 77 and missed the History is still on the line at this only now it shifts to the 42year old who has a chance to become the oldest Fay Crocker was 40 11 months when she won in Inkster relied heavily on her short game and wasted little time laying down the challenge to who played in the same I feel like Im off and Inkster Sorenstam felt like she was running in Three straight bogeys on the back nine dropped her back to evenpar 70 not a bad but the Swede was expecting more because of the benign conditions in the By late the sun began to bake the greens and a blustery wind made scoring even more None of the 75 players who teed off in the afternoon managed to break leaving only six players in the Kim Saiki had a bogeyfree while Kane and Catriona Matthew of ASSOCIATED PRESS Karrie Webb tries to extract her ball from the deep rough Scotland were at Sorenstam was among eight players at evenpar while 16yearold Aree Wongluekiet and 45yearold Beth Daniel were in a large group at Dawn CoeJones of Lake shot a 2over 72 and is tied for Angela Buzminski of finished with an 8over and Eathorne of was at Prairie Dunes played five strokes over Fifteen players failed to break including Nancy who had an 81 to start her final Se Ri who won the LPGA Championship on a difficult course last bogeyed three of her first seven holes and closed with two straight bogeys in a round of She was paired with Both headed to the Webb had an 8over 79 in the LPGA Championship five years Her previ ous worst score in a Open was a 7 over 78 at Blackwolf Run in The crushing hole for the 27yearold Aussie was the par3 where she hit into a blasted over the green and into waisthigh had to drop back into the bunker after declaring it and walked off with triple Inkster didnt drive the ball particu larly but a perfect pace on her putts allowed her to seize control early and stay there on a hot and humid we didnt see the tamest Inkster That might be asking for too She tees off in the afternoon and could find an entirely different IN BRIEF Canadian flagbearer comes full circle TORONTO This summers Commonwealth Games represent more than just a chance to compete for wrestler Daniel For its the end of a long journey that started in 1994 in The Nigerianborn freestyle wrestler first came to Canada for the Victoria Commonwealth Games to compete for his He never returned to Nigeria and now makes his home in Its the Games that brought me where I am and feel that I should pay homage to Igali said yesterday after he was named flagbearer for the Canadian team at the July 4 Games in Igali made Canadians proud during the 2000 Olympics in Sydney when he laid a Maple Leaf flag on the mat and kissed it after winning the gold He was the first Canadian to win Olympic gold in Igali was a logical given his special connection with the Canadian Press Thomes streak ends at Yankee Stadium NEW YORK Jim Thome stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the seventh his seven game homer streak on the line and the game within Yet the Cleveland slugger couldnt come through in the big end ing his run one game shy of the major league baseball record and as the Indians losing streak stretched to five You like for them to but they dont go on Thome said after going Ofor3 with a walk in Clevelands 71 loss to the New York Thome failed to tie the major league falling short of the mark reached by Ken Griffey when he was with Seattle Don Mattingly of the Yankees 1987 and Dale Long of Pittsburgh With the bases you dont want to go at him reliever Mike Stanton said of the seventh inning The key to that was to get ahead of Associated Press Murrays bat redhot DELORAINE Martin Murray knocked in seven runs with a two doubles and a single as the Melita Beavers upended the Deloraine Royals 118 last night in Southwest Baseball League Murrays outburst helped Chad Yeomans pick up the pitching victory over Trent Cassan led the Deloraine offence with a grand Brandon Sun ;