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Western League Gives Suns the Boot

September 22, 1998

The Western Baseball League on Monday voted to revoke the franchise of the Pacific Suns, an Oxnard-based team that finished last in the league with a 28-62 record in its only season.

Tom Kowitz, the league's executive director, would not elaborate on why the team was ejected except to say that the on-field record and poor attendance were not factors. Abandonment of a franchise or insolvency would be grounds for removal, he said.

"The Suns are aware of the precise reasons for the action," Kowitz said.

The Suns' shareholders met for several hours Monday at the team's Oxnard office. President Paul Regina was not immediately available for comment.

Trembley promoted: Former Antelope Valley College Coach Dave Trembley has been promoted to coach the Chicago Cubs during the rest of the season.

TENNIS

MacBride loses: Eighth-seeded Dexter MacBride of Newbury Park fell to unseeded Greg Prudhomme of Peoria, Ariz., 6-2, 6-0, in the third round of the men's open singles division of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association International Championships.

VOLLEYBALL

Injury update: Alemany High outside hitter Sasha Hernandez has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee, the result of an injury suffered Sept. 12.

Hernandez, a senior, is postponing surgery and hopes to continue playing.

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