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Bradley Is Still Running the Show

March 28, 2000|VINCE KOWALICK

Cal State Northridge hasn't seen the last of running back Jaumal Bradley.

Bradley completed his eligibility last season, his second as the Matadors' top ballcarrier. Scheduled to graduate in June, Bradley is spending his final days as a Matador assisting running backs during spring practice.

"I get to tell them what to do," Bradley quipped.

Bradley said he intends to soon be in pads again while pursuing tryouts this spring with the NFL's New Orleans Saints, Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers.

"My thing has always been to get a degree and end up having something to do with the game," Bradley said.


Marty Slimak became Cal Lutheran's all-time winningest baseball coach with the Kingsmen's 5-2 victory over La Verne on March 4.

Slimak, in his seventh season, has a 196-82-4 record entering a Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game Friday at Redlands. Cal Lutheran (13-5-2) is in first place in the SCIAC with a 9-1 record. La Verne is second at 9-3.

Rich Hill, coach of San Diego, was 193-89-1 as coach at Cal Lutheran from 1988-93. Slimak was an assistant to Hill.

Taylor Slimak, a freshman from Moorpark High and the coach's son, leads the Kingsmen with a .520 batting average, although he has appeared in only 10 of 20 games.


Northridge hosts Long Beach State at 2:30 p.m. today in a baseball game rescheduled from Feb. 15. The Matadors (11-19) lost three of four at Oregon State last weekend.

Northridge defeated nationally ranked Long Beach, 7-3, last week at Blair Field. Freshmen Kameron Loe, Ivan Hernandez and Bill Murphy combined to hold the 49ers to five hits. Long Beach is ranked No. 12 by Collegiate Baseball and No. 18 by Baseball America.

Northridge second baseman Eric Horvat, who sustained a broken wrist two weeks ago after being hit by a pitch, is expected to be sidelined six weeks.

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