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SportsScope : Three Softball Double-Headers Will Keep Cal Poly Women Busy

April 28, 1988

The Cal Poly Pomona women's softball team, ranked No. 12 in NCAA Division I, will not have any problems keeping busy this week.

The Broncos, who have a 40-13 overall record and are in fourth place in the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn., must play double-headers against Nevada-Las Vegas today, Cal State Long Beach on Friday and Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.

Pomona will face Las Vegas and Fullerton in 1:30 p.m. home games and visit Long Beach for a 4 p.m. match-up.

Coach Carol Spanks said the Broncos may have played their best games of the season in sweeping a double-header from second-ranked Fresno State, by scores of 1-0 and 2-0, last week.

"Both games were excellent defensive shows," Spanks said. "I thought we got excellent pitching, maybe as good as we've had all year. . . . I hope it's a turning point for us and that we'll play intensely the rest of the way."

Pomona's outstanding pitching attack has been led by freshman Nicky Luce and junior Kris Rokosz. Luce is 19-6 with an 0.71 earned-run average and Rokosz is 14-3 with an 0.60 ERA.

On offense, the Broncos have been led by shortstop Dana Ramos with a .316 batting average and 24 runs batted in. Pomona also has first baseman Kandi Burke, who has a team-high 27 RBI and a .267 average, and second baseman Alison Stowell at .287. Luce and Rokosz have also contributed on offense with .316 averages.

After watching his team suffer through a forgetable 2-23 season, Cal State Los Angeles men's basketball coach Henry Dyer hopes he has improved his team's prospects for next season with the signing of four high school standouts to national letters of intent.

Two of the four, 6-0 guard Develle Walker and 6-7 forward Andre Bouvey, played for CIF state Division I champion Manual Arts last season. The others are 6-4 forward George Leday from L.A. City 3-A Division champion Jordan and 6-6 forward Chris Brooks from Dorsey.

Walker, a starting off guard for Manual Arts, averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals for the Toilers. "He was our all-purpose man," said Toiler Coach Reggie Morris. "(He has) a lot of versatility.

Bouvey saw limited playing time for the Toilers in reserve but Morris said: "His best days as a player seem to be ahead of him. He is going to be a good college player."

Leday and Brooks both averaged in double figures in scoring as seniors in high school. Leday, an All-Pac 6 League and second-team All-City selection, averaged 13 points and 4.5 rebounds including 31 points against L.A. City 4-A Division champion Crenshaw while Brooks averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds.

Leday's coach at Jordan, Roosevelt Wilson, said: "He's definitely Division I (caliber). It's just a matter of being in position to show his skills."

Cal State Los Angeles women's basketball Coach Fran Buckless, who guided the Golden Eagles to a 15-13 record and second place in the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. tournament last season, has signed two players to national letters of intent for next season.

The players are Millie Junio, a 5-4 guard from Alemany High in Mission Hills, and 5-9 guard/forward Lyndee Fader from the International School of Brussels, Belgium.

Junio, regarded as a good floor leader, averaged nine points and five rebounds and was selected San Fernando Valley League most valuable player last season after making the all-league team as a sophomore and junior. "She's a great floor leader offensively," said Alemany Coach Melissa Melton. "She sees the floor well."

In addition to basketball, Fader also played volleyball and softball in high school. She was also selected her team's most valuable player the last two seasons and MVP of the International Sports School Tournament, matching high school teams from throughout Europe, last year.

Distance runner Sylvia Mosqueda of Cal State Los Angeles will attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic team when she competes in the Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday in Pittsburgh.

The event will serve as the U.S. Olympic qualifying race for the women's marathon.

Mosqueda, a junior who competed as a prep performer at San Gabriel High, finished second in the 1987 Los Angeles Marathon in 2:37.46. She also won the NCAA Division II cross-country title last season and qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 10,000-meter run with her time of 33:01.0 at the Mt. San Antonio College Relays on Sunday in Walnut.

Mosqueda will be hoping to become the second Cal State Los Angeles woman to earn a berth in the marathon at the 1988 Summer Olympics in South Korea. Senior Marie Rollins, a Division II All-American in cross-country last season, qualified for Ireland's team by winning the Irish Marathon Trials in a time of 2:40.48 on Sunday.

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