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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - July 5, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba B2 BRANDON Fridav Julv 2002 Snorts Eskimos rally past Renegades EDMONTON The Edmonton Eskimos overcame an 18point deficit to defeat the Ottawa Renegades 4024 last denying the new Canadian Football League franchise their first vic tory Edmonton 200 were shocked early by the who used a swarming defence and an explosive offence to jump out to a 246 But after listening to the Commonwealth Stadium crowd of boo the poor the Eskimos scored 24 unanswered points on five consecutive Quarterback Jason Maas found receiver Scott Robinson from eight yards out in the final minute of the first half and running back Ronald Williams ran in another touchdown just into the second Import tailback John Avery also scored on an 11yard rushing while kicker Sean Fleming added field goals of and 38 along with a 57 yard Terry Vaughn stretched the Eskimo lead to 13 when he took a Maas pass and ran the ball in from 19 yards out late in the Edmontons defence held the visitors scoreless in the second The Eskimos were fortunate to come out with a victory after Ottawa domi nated play The Renegades defen sive line terrorized sacking the Edmonton quarterback five times in the opening 30 and seven times The Renegades 0101 used a com bination of defensive intensity and explosive offence to initially frustrate the home Former Edmonton backup quarterback Dan one of 11 Renegades who have played for the picked his old team throwing for two long Crowley hit Denis Montana on a pretty 91yard passandrun play for a touchdown at of the second quar Two and a half minutes Crowley again went this time to slotback Eddie Brown on a scoring play that covered 78 Shawn Gallant scored Ottawas first touchdown of the night when he recov ered a blocked punt in the end zone at of the opening Gallant fell on top of the football after Gerald Vaughn blocked Flemings Edmonton received some bad news in the third quarter when veteran special teams player Jed Roberts was forced out of the game with a broken right The Eskimos were attempting a convert on Williams touchdown when Roberts was The 34yearold Ottawa native was immediately put in an ambulance and taken to The last win by an Ottawa team at Commonwealth Stadium came on when the defunct Rough Riders defeated Edmonton Canadian Press Roberts has attention of teammates WINNIPEG Few players in the Canadian Football League have the ability to draw fans to their edge of their seats the way Winnipeg Blue Bomber tailback Charles Roberts can do this Its sweltering hot last Friday night and Bomber linebacker Ryland Wickman desperately needs a swig of Gatorade and spot to sit after another dominating defensive series against the Toronto his chest heaving and the sweat cascading down his hes standing on the sidelines jockeying for a good spot to see I do his magical Hes just so fun to said as the Bombers completed final preparations for tonights match up with the Hamilton at Canad Inns Stadium When I come off the field usually I go sit down on the bench somewhere to catch my but when hes out there Ill stand on the sideline to watch just to see what kind of stuff hes Im glad I dont have to go out there and tackle He has a way of mak ing people look silly out Wickman has seen more of Roberts than just about and he still doesnt get tired of his The two were teammates at Sacramento State and it was Wickman who convinced Bomber personnel man Brendan Taman to take a closer look at the five 170pound tailback who didnt come sporting just one highlight but a highlight I remember his first year in he was on the scout team and I had to play against him every Wickman What a pain in the you think youve got a good hit on the guy and aU of a sudden youre reaching for his Im just grateful I dont have to be out there against I sure dont need to be running around looking Roberts has already made it a habit of making defenders look funny with a repertoire of moves particularly his spin that often leaves them untan gling their feet as the little back zooms You dont even feel him going by said Bomber guard Mike Charlies so when can have a hole created then have it close down and hell still manage to get through He can make his way through a lot of traffic without even get ting Weve got a great combination of backs here with different styles Mike Troy Wade Miller but Charlies the most the most explosive the most spectacular guy of the according to fans can only expect more of the same against plus next week and I like it that people respect the fact that if Im on the field and I get the ball in my hands it could be like the greatest show on that I could take it 70 said Thats how I feel if I touch the no matter what defence theyre in or what happened the play I could Doug Flutie had it when he played up So did Pinball Ditto Barry They all had that unique ability to make everybody in the building focus square ly on them because you didnt dare want to miss a moment of their Canadian Press ASSOCIATED PRESS Boston second baseman Lou Merloni and Ken Huckaby watch the relay throw to first base after the Toronto baserunner tries to break up a potential double play with a hard Merlonis throw was late to first Bostons Lowe on real high BOSTON Derek Lowe had a great first and is excited heading into baseballs allstar A candidate to start on the mound for the American League next Lowe got his 12th victory as the Boston Red Sox defeated Toronto Blue Jays 95 yesterday and a fivegame series Lowe 124 allowed five runs four earned and seven hits in 6 23 His ERA rose from to If it it Lowe You know youre going to the Youll find out in the next two I would Ive done all I can I cant pitch Lowe failed as a closer last April and lost his job to Ugueth Urbina a fellow He pitched a nohitter in just his fifth beating Tampa Bay 100 on April 27 for the first nohitter in Fenway Park in 37 That came just three weeks after he nearly nohit Baltimore on April 6 in his first start of the Its been said who had lost his previous two The last three starts havent been exact ly what you want going into the allstar Im really going to enjoy the next six Nomar Garciaparra homered and drove in four and Trot Nixon hit a solo homer and drove in three The Red Sox have won 10 straight against the Blue Jays since losing on opening day and have won 22 of their last 30 games against Boston had not swept a fivegame series since against Its hard to sweep no matter who youre Red Sox manager Grady Little We had some balls fall in our direction the last four The Blue Jays have been swept seven times this Boston wasted a 40 then went ahead 64 in the sixth on Jose Offermans RBI single off Felix Heredia 02 and Garciaparras sacrifice Lowe threw a runscoring wild pitch in the seventh on what would have been an inningending strikeout by Shannon Ive seen Lowe with better but he battled out there Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca Nixon homered in the bottom and Garciaparra homered in the eighth off Kelvim a drive that hooked around the rightfield foul Nixon had a tworun single in the second just his seventh and eighth RBIs in his last 56 Shortstop Dave Bergs error in the third led to a pair of unearned runs by the Red Garciaparras teamhigh 28th double drove in Johnny Damon to make it and Pete Walker walked Jason Varitek with the bases Toronto tied it in the fourth on Vernon Wells RBI Josh Phelps tworun double off the Green Monster and Joe Lawrences RBI They were the first major league RBIs for Baldur star bails out shortstaffed Goldeyes CONTINUED FROM Bl Darrick Jones of the Baldur Regals became the second MSBL regular to suit up with the Winnipeg Goldeyes of the Northern League this season when he caught a couple of innings last week Jones was signed as an emergency replacement when Winnipegs regular catcher was signed by the Detroit Jones never got a chance to but did catch the final two innings of the Goldeyes 114 win over the Gary RailCats on He was signed on Friday and released on Matt Mutcheson of the Birtle Blue Jays served a similar stint with the Goldeyes earlier in the It may not be long before a profes sional team does come calling on The Baldur resident is coming off a spectacular final season at Graceland University in Iowa and has been one of the best players in the MSBL this Jones was a secondteam NAIA Ail American with the Yellow bat ting with a teamhigh six home 30 runs scored and 45 RBIs is 148 He also had 15 doubles and three and led the team in slug ging percentage and onbase per centage Since returning to Jones has put up similar He has a batting average second in the one 18 15 five dou bles and two Jones has even brought some more Graceland flavour to Baldur in the form of import pitcher Jay who led the college teams staff with six wins and 47 strikeouts this He has pitched very well so far in two games with the AROUND THE HORN Brandon and Pierson will square off in a mosquito AA regional playoff series this weekend at the Kinsmen Diamond on Brandon Games 1 and 2 are Saturday at 11 and 5 with Game if at 11 Sunday Lane Curry of a long time senior player in the Pembina Valley will host an allages baseball school July 812 in Altona at the West Park Anyone interested in par ticipating can call Curry at e mail him at [email protected] or get further info online at Ted Wyman is a Sun sports He can be reached by phone at 5717435 or by e mail at [email protected] Trickery no help for Phillies PHILADELPHIA After Philadelphias attempt at a hiddenball trick didnt pan Montreals Brad Wilkerson made the ball disap pear into the seats for a goahead home Wilkerson hit a tworun homer off Jose Mesa in the ninth inning Montreals first hit since the fourth and the Expos beat the Phillies 21 in National League baseball Mesa 25 relieved to start the ninth with a lO lead and walked Brian Schneider leading After Mike Mordecai sacrificed and with Jose Macias at the Philadelphia tried a hiddenball with second baseman Tomas Perez tagging Secondbase umpire Brian Runge called Schneider but after Montreal manager Frank Robinson talked to crew chief Tim who was behind the the call was with McClelland ruling time had been called at the time of the Many of the Phillies were caught off guard by the including catcher Mike who was the player that requested time and began to walk toward the rnound to talk to Tomas and Mesa did it on their own and it was Tomas Phillies manager Larry Bowa Lieby had called time and gone out to talk about the Weve never done it I thought Mesa had the Macias struck and Wilkerson turned on a I2 inside fastball and tucked his seventh home run of the season just inside the rightfield foul Press Canadian Hade Quality BICYCLES available at 201 7275817 i888653432 Colisimo nets four Kim Colisimo scored four goals to lead the Brandon Kickers past Fury 72 in one of three Brandon Senior Soccer League games last Ryan Brendan Volkmar and Jonathon Volkmar also scored for the Kickers at Optimist while Jon Nairn and Jack Kelleher replied for the At Canada Games Max Bratzke scored three times to pace the Huggys Royals to a 42 triumph over Heiko Zinn had the other Huggys while Jason Rowley scored both Arsenal And at the host Sound Advice Rangers tied the Barnacles Hotspur Jody Plett had both Neepawa while Darrold Innis and Allan Bitterman tallied for the Brandon Sun with deductable or less SUPERIOR AUTO ft GLASS 1919 Brandon Avenue One block west of the Keg Manitoba Public Insurance Windshield replacements Side and rear glass replacements Long crack repairs Free courtesy cars Free pick up and delivery Evening service available CROOKSHJLNKS If you haven I seen us lately yuu should see us now litleist975J Utanium Driver save instock only Hows Monday and 106 Thursday and 10 8 10 5 125 Call today to arrange lor an appointment with our Sales Glenn Stewart who will help design your kitchen and give a price fflff Consultation with tig obligation Glenn will be in Brandon on Tuesday July 10 Call the Colonial Inn 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