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    The Clarion Wednesday. April 27. 1994
Baseball team splits
with Louisburg College
by Eric Wasser
Clarion Staff Writer
On Sunday, April 18, the Brevard
baseball team took on Louisburg in a
doubleheaden The two teams split, and
Brevard took the second game.
In the first game, Brevard lost 6-2,
and left the bases loaded three times.
The team was led by Jon Placko, Chad
Faircloth, and Brian McGinnis, who
each had two hits. Louisburg scored two
runs in the third, one in the fourth and
fifth, and two in the seventh.
The second game was a much
different story. The team scored three
runs in the bottom of the sixth. Jon
Placko and Chad Faircloth led off with
singles. Benji Gecy was then the next
batter He hit into a fielders chance, and
Placko was caught trying to go home.
Avery Rodgers then got on, and that
loaded the bases. Scott Pastushok and
Chris Rodriquez each walked, and that
brought in two runs. Mike Tiger was
then hit by a pitch, and that brought in
the game winning run. Steve Sanders
went the distance on the mound to
maintain his perfect record at 8-0.
As a team they are on the verge of
beating a school record with their next
win. They are currently 31-8.
Golf team still hitting
the links this season
by Darren Kaye
Clarion Staff Writer
The BC men’s golf team is having
an up-to-par season this year, but is
having trouble getting all of its players
out on the course due to some
disciplinary problems.
The team has beaten UNC-
Asheville two times this year, and
placed seventh in the South Carolina
tournament, in which they were the
only two-year school participating. Next
week, the team will be playing in the
Region X tournament at Hickory
Country Club in Louisburg, N.C. On
April 24 they will tee up against UNC-
Asheville at the brand new French Broad
Country Club. Coach Scott Yaeger is
hoping for a third victory against the
UNC-Asheville team. This match is
close to home and they need all of the
support that they can get. So come out
and help cheer them on to victory.
Sports Commentary
Jordan is a hero in any
Sport; just let him play
Commentary by
Ben Voegele
Micheal Jordan retired from
professional basketball almost seven
months ago and, no doubt, was the
greatest to ever play the game.
It has now been three months since
news broke that Jordan is attempting to
to play major league baseball for the
Chicago White Sox. To no surprise the
media attacked Jordan and couldn’t
understand why. People said that he had
no business on a baseball diamond and
that he belonged back on and only the
basketball court. They said he was
embarrassing himself and the game of
baseball. Many felt that Jordan was too
old to be considering a baseball career
was taking a roster spot
away from a younger player who had
worked his whole life to reach the
majors, only to have his dream
vanquished by someone who hasn’t
played organized baseball since his
sophomore year of high school.
Jordan is a great athlete and the best
role model to come along in a long
time. He is a man who believes in
himself and listens to his heart. I hope
that one day Jordan plays in the major
leagues. But even if he doesn’t, he
shouldn’t quit because others thought he
should. That’s a lesson we should all
learn from: never giving up. Jordan is
currently playing everyday for the White
Sox’ double A Birmingham Barons.
Although he got off to a rough start, he
is currently hitting .326 and has an
eleven-game hitting streak. With those
numbers, the majors could be less than
a year away.
So who s doubting the greatest
athlete in the world now? That’s what I
Brevard College DH Jon Placko, Number 15, drivesj
one between first and second in a recent game againstj
Louisburg College. BC split the doubleheader.
Dr. Kerr teaches ancient
art of Tae Kwon Do at B'
by Angie Clark
Clarion Asst Editor
For the past several years, Brevard
College has offered a different kind of
Physical Education class. This class is
Tae Kwon Do, taught by Dr. Robert L.
Kerr, a third degree black belt and
minister of a United Methodist church
in Western North Carolina. He has been
a student of 9th Dan International
Master Instructor Ju Hun Kim for the
past 20 years.
Dr. Kerr stresses the importance of
mutual respect, self control, and hard
work and practice in the martial arts.
This introductory course familiarizes the
student with the various aspects of Tae
Kwon Do, Akido, Jujitsu, and Karate,
with the emphasis on kicking
Tae Kwon Do translated
“kick-punqh art,” and is recogn
around the world as a superior fon
self-defense. It is taught to preside
security forces in many countrie
well as to armed services personne i
Aside fi'om this, Tae Kwon Do
has tremendous benefits in mattei
weight control, physical and W
conditioning, and the forms t a
learns demonstrate that Tae Kwon
also an art. Internationally accep
an exciting sport as well, Tae Kwo'
is a defensive martial art in w c
practitioner never initiates confl'*'^
If you would like more infon®
on Tae Kwon Do or the class ot
you can contact Master Ju Hun
Headquarter school located at
Independence Blvd. in CharotB.
Students are always welcome to v

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