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Sent on Mormon-News: 22Apr01

By Kent Larsen

Sports: Kent Blasts Three Homers

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- LDS second baseman Jeff Kent hit three home runs last week to jump into the new baseball season in the same form he left it last Fall -- as an all-star and league MVP. Other Mormon players in the majors, however, didn't fare as well, nor did four of the five Mormon pro basketball players. The exception was Mark Madsen who had a strong week. Meanwhile, most Mormon golfers took the week off.

Kent's home runs left him with 7 RBIs for the six games played last week. Wally Joyner, on the other hand, managed just two hits in 14 at bats, a little worse than last week. Among the five Mormon pitchers, only the Giant's Shawn Estes pitched well, giving up just one run over six innings in his start against San Diego. Worse was Omar Olivares, who gave up seven earned runs in five innings for a 12.60 ERA in a start against Cincinnatti.

Meanwhile, in basketball, Mark Madsen scored 10 points in the 35 minutes that he played over three games, the equivalent of 17 points if he'd played a full game. Both Shawn Bradley and Scot Pollard were a little off their normal performance, Badley scoring 7 points per game and Pollard just 5 points per game.

In golf, Jay Don Blake and Bruce Summerhays were the only Mormon pros to play this past weekend. Blake tied for 71st in the Worldcom Classic on the PGA tour while Summerhays tied for 24th in the Countrywide Traditional on the Senior tour.


Major League Baseball

Position Players:
Brian BeanCatcherChicago Cubs
[Playing in Minors for Iowa Cubs]
McKay ChristensenCenter FieldChicago White Sox
[Playing in Minors for Charlotte]
Wally JoynerFirst BaseAnaheim Angels
This Week 5 14 12 0 1 1 1.143
Year to date 9 23 34 1 3 1 2.174
Jeff KentSecond BaseSan Francisco Giants
This Week 6 26 5 7 3 7 0 7.269
Year to date12 46 811 4 11 311.239

Shawn EstesStarting PitcherSan Francisco Giants
This Week 10-00 1.50 6.0 21 1 2 5
Year to date 20-10 7.2010.0118 8 4 9
Kyle FarnsworthRelief PitcherChicago Cubs
This Week 30-00 3.854.752 2 0 6
Year to date 50-00 2.846.372 2 3 9
Mike FettersRelief PitcherLos Angeles Dodgers
This Week 20-00 4.502.011 1 0 1
Year to date 40-00 2.254.021 1 0 4
Omar OlivaresStarting PitcherPittsburg Pirates
This Week 10-1012.60 5.0 8 7 7 3 2
Year to date 20-20 8.1811.0131110 3 7
Garret StephensonStarting PitcherSt Louis Cardinals
[Currently on the Disabled List]
This Week 10-10 4.506.054 3 0 5
Year to date 10-10 4.506.054 3 0 5


Shawn BradleyCenterDallas Mavericks
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg Pp60min
This Week 4 109 9/ 24 35 28 7.0 15.4
Year to date801961214/438592567 7.1 17.4
Travis KnightCenterNew York Knicks
  GMinFG/FGARebPtsPpg Pp60min
This Week 4 13 1/ 4 4 2 0.5 9.2
Year to date43239 9/ 49 48 27 0.6 6.8
Mark MadsenForwardLos Angeles Lakers
  GMinFG/FGARebPtsPpg Pp60min
This Week 3 35 5/ 9 9 10 3.3 17.1
Year to date6962053/106149133 1.9 12.9
Scot PollardForwardSacramento Kings
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg Pp60min
This Week 4 72 6/ 17 21 20 5.0 16.7
Year to date741565174/387438470 6.4 18.0
Mark PopeCenterMilwaukee Bucs
  G Min FG/FGARebPtsPpg Pp60min
This Week 3 53 3/ 5 4 6 2.0 6.8
Year to date62 927 61/135146149 2.4 9.6


The WNBA's season begins May 28.



The NFL season has ended.


Wide receiver Ben Cahoon of the Montreal Alouettes is LDS, but I don't yet have a source for statistics on him.


Offensive Line Eric Bateman - Las Vegas Outlaws Juan Johnson - San Francisco Demons

[No statistics available]

We have also identified the following possible Mormon players and would appreciate if anyone can confirm either that they are or are not Mormon. Letting us know if any other player is Mormon is also appreciated.

Blaine Berger - Las Vegas Outlaws - Played for Utah, from Idaho Falls Richard O'Donnell - San Francisco Demons - Played for Weber State


PGA Tour
Jay Don BlakeEvent Results  
This Week: Worldcom Classic T71 74-68-73-73earned $6,895
Year to date:  Entered 12 events, made cut 9 times, earned $222,418.66
Keith ClearwaterEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 5 events, made cut 0 times, earned $0
Dan Forsman Event Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 6 events, made cut 5 times, earned $68,492.16
Mike Reid Event Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 2 events, made cut 1 times, earned $15,566.66
Mike Weir Event Results  
This Week: Masters TournamentT2774-69-72-72earned $40,600
Year to date:  Entered 9 events, made cut 8 times, earned $1,255,540
Richard ZokolEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 4 events, made cut 3 times, earned $15,330.00

Senior PGA Tour
Billy CasperEvent Results   
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:  Entered 2 events, earned $6,568.50
Johnny MillerEvent Results  
This Week: Idle     
Year to date:   
Bruce SummerhaysEvent Results  
This Week: The Countrywide TraditionalT2476-70-70-70earned $16,252
Year to date:  Entered 9 events, earned $176,367.00


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