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The Thunderbird Monday, October 3, 1983 Page 17 Thunderbird baseball cuts made Preliminary and toward Returning lettermen transfers combine to form impressive club ; Skipper Wilson looks by Craig Loe SUSCs baseball players are getting set for another season on the diamond. Tryouts were held last week, and Coach Larry Wilson selected 34 players to work out this winter, 10 of them returning lettermen. Floyd Armstrong, a junior from Murray, has started at second base for the since his freshman year. Armstrong will return, as will Jerry James, an outfielder who led the team in hitting last year with a .431 average and was 15th in the nation. Three other varsity veterans are first baseman Lee Roy Quintana, Doug Templeton and Scott Wallace, both outfielders. Quintana has greatly improved, Wilson said. Templeton, one of the team captains, is an outstanding leader and player, he said. Wallace, from Bend, Ore., is a n transfer student from Community College in Albany, Ore., is also a captain and is expected to have a peat year, Wilson said. Five pitchers will return to the mound for the Wilson said. They include senior Darren Garrick, Kearns; Gordon Kerbs, a senior from Burley, Idaho; junior Kurt Linn-Bento- Linn-Bento- n Linn-Bento- n LeeRoy Quintana, left, an infielder from Ogden, hits ball off the screen during baseball tryouts, helping Quintana is outfielder Scott Wallace of Bend, Ore. Both players are returning lettermen for SUSC this year. Lewandowski of Salem, Ore.; Todd Moriarty, a junior from Missoula, Mont.; and senior Rusty Strickland from Great Falls, Mont. Wilson and his coaches recruited another 24 freshmen and transfer students. Twelve of the players are position players and 12 are pitchers. The position players are Gary Gilmore from Worland, Wyo.; Scott Haney, a sophomore transfer who played at BYU, of Henderson, Nev.; Gordon Jackson of Kearns; Darrell Harriers place fourth at Weber The Southern Utah State College Thunderbird cross country team took a break from competition last weekend, but not a break from training. We were not entered in a meet, but that doesnt mean we were not running, Ben Davidson, SUSC coach, said. We are just starting to come around and make some real progress, and Id like the squad to maintain the momentum. meet at Weber SUSC competed in a State College in Ogden Sept. 24, finishing fourth behind Weber State, Utah and Utah State, and Davidson said he was not entirely displeased with his squads performance. Our first six men finished under 31 minutes, and we showed improvement, Davidson said. I expect our times to get better as the season wears on. four-tea- For the second consecutive week, Dave Webb, a senior from Spanish Fork, finished ahead of the rest of the team. At Weber State, Webb placed 14th in a field of more than 60 runners. David Dix finished behind Webb with a time 27.04. Finishing behind SUSCs lead runners were Bob Naylor, Jerry Powell, Derek Lamb, Brent Dix, and Scott Guthrie. The Thynderbirds will attempt to solidify a meet in Cedar City Oct. 7 in a proposed dual-mewith the BYU JV squad. In this meet, Davidson said he hopes to familiarize his team with the course it will run when SUSC hosts the combined Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and NAIA District VII championships Nov. 5. Outdoor equipment is available by Mike good year Texas, transfer who played at Dixie College; Jeff Waddington from Coquille, Ore., also transferring from CC; Todd Wartman of Sandy, Utah, transferring from Snow College; Dennis Wells from Moab, Utah; Loren Wolfe out of Henderson, Nev., and Greg Zorbas from Bend, Ore., another of the CC transfers. Pitchers vying for spots on the squad this winter are Greg Bird, Salt Lake City; Bryon Cassidy, Brigham City; Brent Cline, Henderson, Nev.; Tom Garvin, also Henderson, Nev., a transfer from Dixie College; Rocky Lambourne, Salt Lake City, a transfer from Snow College; Don Leach, Panguitch; Lance Prestwitch, Cedar City, a transfer from Dixie College; Jim Rice, Boise, Idaho, a transfer from Mira Costa Junior College; Kent Trowbridge, Roosevelt; Thane Woodward, Salt Lake City; Willie Wright, a junior transfer from University of Hawaii; and Randy Voight, Salem, Ore., another transfer from Coach Wilson said he believes the team will do an excellent job this season if the new players can adjust to the level of competition in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and the teams SUSC has in its schedule. a Fuller Outdoor recreation equipment is available to students for rental purposes through the SUSC recreation department. Tents, sleeping bags, back packs, cross country skis and other sportmg equipment are just a few of the articles the recreation department has available, said Jim Nielson, equipment rental manager. The equipment is of high quality and is in good condition, Nielson said. Some of it is used for SUSCs outdoor classes, he said. The recreation department purchased 14 new sleeping bags and two new tents over the summer, Nielson said. Funds for the new equipment were taken from renta1 fees. The more the eq lipment is rented, the more new equipment the outdoor center will be able to purchase, Nielson said. d Though most equipment is available on a basis, cross country skis will be rented out only when there is an adequate amount of snow to warrant their use. The skis will have to be returned Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday afternoons. Any lost or damaged equipment will be paid for by the person responsible. Volleyball and softball equipment is also available for group outings, Nielson said. A damage deposit is required on rental of all items. year-roun- Pruitt, a junior transfer from Dixie College, of Spanish Fork. Other position players are Rudie Reiniger, a junior from n Community College, of Portland, Ore.; Richard Shipp out of Joseph, Utah; Mike Tousa from Dallas, Linn-Bento- Linn-Bento- Mens athlete of the week Tai Vaimaona, a senior strong safety from Los Angeles, Calif., is the Male Athlete of the Vyeek. Tai had five unassisted tackles in Saturday night's loss to Mesa College. He also assisted on eight more tackles and blocked a kick. Congratulations, Tai. HOYLE INSURANCE James Hoyle, agent, Terry Hoyle, agent 1 64 West Center, Cedar City Womens athlete of the week Lisa Stolk, a senior hitter from Parowan, was a driving force behind SUSCs pair of volleyball victories last week, and is our selection for Female Athlete of the Week. In Fridays conference win over Fort Lewis, Lisa had a total of nine kills in 23 attempts to lead the Lady 'Birds in both categories. Good work, Lisa. STATE BANK OF SOUTHERN UTAH 26 North Main Street, Cedar City Your home town bank'