FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) _ No one can accuse the North Alabama baseball team of being shy on the basepaths. The Lions decided to go for a stolen base record and now they have it. And one player is in reach of another record.
The Lions stole 17 bases in taking a doubleheader from Mississippi Valley 10-5 and 6-1 Thursday, raising their total to 210 for the season, six more than the previous NCAA Division II mark, set by Central Florida in 1981.
Rick Chavez got five of the 17, including the one that broke the record, and Cedric Landrum got three.
Landrum, with 55 this year, is seven steals away from the national Division I record, with 11 regular season games left for the Lions.
UNA, at 37-5, is ranked second nationally in Division II. ---
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -East Germany’s Katrin Doerre outlegged the field Saturday to win the first World Cup Marathon in 2 hours, 33 minutes and 30 seconds.
Doerre, who also finished first in the Tokyo International Marathon last November, was followed less than a minute later by Zoia Ivanova of the Soviet Union, who crossed the finish line in 2:34.17.Karolina Szabo of Hungary was third in 2:34.57. ---
HONOLULU (AP) - Detlef Schrempf scored 24 points and Harold Keeling added 22 as the West routed the Midwest 101-84 Friday in the second night of action at the 17th Annual Aloha Classic all-star basketball tournament.
Ricky Stokes scored six points as the Midwest took an 18-6 lead in the game’s first six minutes. Mark Acres hit a 17-foot jump shot with 2:46 to go in the first half to put the West up for good at 40-38.
Schrempf hit five of five from the field in the first half, along with six of seven free throws to finish the half with 16 points. The West led 44-41 at halftime.
Wichita State’s Xavier McDaniel scored 21 points for the Midwest, while Mike Smrek chipped in with 10.
The West is now 2-0, while the Midwest fell to 1-1. ---
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska’s Wes Suter won the all-around title and helped the Cornhuskers qualify for today’s team finals in the opening session of the National Collegiate Athletic Association men’s gymnastics championships.
Penn State led the team standings with 286.55 points, followed by Nebraska’s 285.35 points, and Ohio State, with 284.05.
Suter, a junior from Reston, Va., scored a career-high 58.20 to edge runners-up Tony Pineda of UCLA and Dan Hayden of Arizona State, who had 58.05s.
Suter tied for second in vaulting and was third on the horizontal bar. ---
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals placed catcher Darrell Porter on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured toe and recalled catcher Mike Lavalliere from their Louisville farm club Friday.
Cardinals spokesman Jim Toomey said it is likely that Lavalliere will start Saturday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lavalliere was signed as a free agent after being released by the Philadelphia Phillies.
Porter fractured the big toe on his left foot when struck by a foul tip in the Cardinals’ 2-1 loss Thursday to the New York Mets.