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Feb. 21, 1986 Bellevue Community College Page 7 Sports BCC women 2-0 inplayoffs Tradup, Renfrow and . tofirs: 13 nindes of the game, jumping out theW theJelmtraveSO:eny2atthWefon; Cowg lead team to Wenatchee by Hugh M. Gladner Advocate Sports Editor Do unto others as you would like them to do to you. The women's basketball team lived by those words this week, beating Shoreline in the first round of the playoffs Tuesday night. The Shoreline Samurais blew the Helms- women off their own court last Saturday night 67-55. The College returned the favor Tuesday night, beating the Samurais 68-50 in the first round of the single- elimination playoffs. Bellevue allowed Shoreline to shoot 67% from the field in the first game, mostly on lay ups. The second game was a different story; the Helmswomen defense stifled the Samurai offense. Shoreline hit only one of their first 12 field goal attempts, allowing the Helmswomen to jump out to a quick 19-4 lead. Shoreline never got closer than 11 points the rest of the contest. Bellevue guard Pare Tradup had the hot hand, scoring a game high 22 points, and helping the Helmswomen jump out to a 34-20 halftime lead. Forward Paris Renfrow dominated the boards, pulling down 21 rebounds. The Helmswomen traveled to Edmonds Wednesday night for the second round of the playoffs; the winner would play at Wenatchee Saturday, the loser would get an early vacation. For the secQnd game in a row the College's defense shut down their oppo- nent's offense early. The Bellevue defense only allowed the Tritons six points in the Edmonds would get no closer than 11 points. Bellevue won the game 78-56. The College dominated the game underneath, pulling down 58 rebounds to Edmond's 34. The Helmswomen had three players in double figure rebounding: FG FGA FT Renfrow had a game-high 17, forward Hagen 0 2 2 Jerrie Lightfoot 14, and Kris Goudeau 12. Adams 1 3 0 The Edmonds defense had problems Goudeau 5 13 1 stopping the balanced scoring attack of Renfrow 5 12 4 Maim 3 4 0 Bellevue. Paced by Tradup's 20 points, Lightfoot 4 12 4 Bellevue had five players scoring in double Tradup 9 20 2 figures: Renfrow with 14, Lightfoot with Bischoff 4 8 3 12, Goudeauwithll, and Kathy Bishofl's TOTALS 31 74 16 11. Nothing worked for the Tritons in this FG FGA FT game. The passing of Bellevue guard Julie Giger 6 17 2 Hagen burned Edmonds when they tried Sohmy 5 22 0 to put on a defense press. Hagen finished Verbeck 4 12 5 with a game high six assists. Allyn 7 21 2 Bellevue will travel to Wenatchee vanwagen 0 0 0 tomorrow night to play the Lady Nights VanTom l l0 l Darrow 0 5 1 of Wenatchee Valley. TOTALS 23 87 IO weekend for the NWAAC C championships. The last time Bellevue was in the NWAACC tournament was 1980, when they finished fourth. Bellevue 78 FTA REB TO AST TP 2 2 6 4 2 0 2 0 3 2 3 12 2 6 11 6 17 5 3 14 1 4 0 2 6 11 14 1 1 12 5 6 3 2 20 3 1 1 2 11 31 58 18 23 78 Edmonds 56 FTA REB AST TO TP 3 5 na 3 14 1 7 na 3 10 6 1 na 4 13 2 12 na 2 16 0 0 na I 0 2 6 na 3 2 2 3 na l 2 14 34 na 16 56 Baseball coach has major league history by John Kellison Advocate staff Walking in the College's gym you are more than likely to see Bellevue's mild mannered assistant baseball coach, Ray Washburn. But if you could turn back time to the 1960's and look beneath Washburn's sweatshirt, there would undoubtedly be a red "S" on his chest. Washburn played professional baseball for the St.Louis Cardinals. He is one of only 111 major league pitchers to throw a no hitter in the National League. His hitless game came against the San Francisco Giants on Sept. 18, 1968. Washburn pitched to Hall of Famers Bobby Bonds, Willie McCovey, and Willie Mays. That year turned out to be a great year for the Washburn and the Cardinals. The Cards won the National League oennant and faced the Detroit Tigers in the World Series. The Cardinals lost the Series in the seventh game. Washburn pitched and won game three of the series, posting a 14-8 record for the season and an earned run average of 2.26. Washburn was born in Pasco, Washing- ton, and learned the game of baseball like many other youths, through Little League. Washburn played baseball and basketball at Burbank High School, and attended Whitworth College on a baseball scholarship. Washburn, like many others, had a dream of playing in the major leagues. "I think every kid has dreams of playing major league baseball," said Washburn,"the only difference is that mine came true." Washburn was drafted by the Cardinals in 1960 and spent his rookie year in the minor leagues. After a season and a half at Rochester he was called up to play for St. Louis. Washburn pitched two games that season, winning one. In 1962, Washburn's first full season, he had a 12-9 record with a 4.10 era. The Cardinals finished in fourth place that year, but the season had extra meaning to the players and fans; it was Stan Musial's last season. The following season, 1963, Washburn got off to a fast start, winning five of his first eight games. He pulled ligaments in his throwing arm and missed the rest of the season. The problem arose again during the '64 season, forcing Washburn to watch from the dugout. That season the Cardinals beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. "That was a particularly tough season for me, because we won the pennant and I could not participate," Washburn said. "Those are the breaks of the game, and players have to be prepared for times like that. But when the team won I celebrated like every one else." After struggling-through two seasons with his shoulder injury and adjusting to a new coach, Washburn turned it around in 1967 and help his team compile the best record in the majors, 101-60. Washburn had a season record of 10- 7 and a 3.53 ERA, and helped the Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox in a seven game World Series. In 1968 the Cardinals won the pennant , , , m,, for the second straight year. Washburn credits the success of the team to coach" Red Schoendinst. "(Red) was an easy going guy; since he was a former player he had a good relationship with his players and the organization," Wasburn said. "He had a easy job of coaching since the Cardinals had great players like Roger Marls, Curt Flood, Lou Brock and Steve Carlton." All good things must come to an end: the following season, 1969, was the year of the miracle Mets. As the Mets went on to capture headlines and World Series pennant, the Cardinals fell to fourth place. As the Cardinals went, so did Washburn's career in St.Louis. After the season Washburn was traded to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher George Culver. Washburn entered the Red's organization just as the Big Red Machine was begining to dominate the National League. Washburn would play in one more World Series in his illustrious career. The Reds lost the Series to the Baltimore Orioles. Washburn had the pleasure of playing with such Cincinnati greats as Pete Rose, Tony Perez, and Johnny Bench. Washburn retired from baseball after the 1970 season. He came to the College in 1972 and was immediately named assistant baseball coach. Washburn was named the College's head coach in 1975 and remained until last season, when he decided to go back to assistant coach. The College has had a very successful baseball program since the '72 season. It is apparent that the man who once wore an "S" on his chest can coach as well as Ray Washimrn is one of only 111 pitchers to throw a no-hitter