Morning Briefing


Home runs by Mike Murphy and Mike Kaminski broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 11th inning

to give the Cuesta College baseball team a 5-1 Western State Conference win over Moorpark on Wednesday.

Both home runs came with two outs. Murphy blasted a solo shot and then Kaminski smacked a three-run homer following a walk by Zach Falk and a single by Brian McConkey. Kaminski went 3 for 3 with three RBI.

The Cougars (22-15, 13-7 WSC) received a stellar effort out of starting pitcher Pat Haugen. Even though Haugen didn’t record the win, he pitched nine innings and allowed one unearned run on six hits and four walks. Haugen also struck out seven.

Ben Grover pitched two shutout innings of relief for the win.


Joshua Warthen and John Allison of Pismo Beach competed in the Soule Park Championship

as part of the California Players Tour on Monday and Tuesday.

Warthen shot 141 and finished 11th to earn $587.50. Allison finished in 36th after carding a 155.

Keith Huber of Fresno won after two playoff holes with Tony Smith of Clovis. The pair each shot 134.

The Soule Park Championship was the seventh event on the California Players Tour.

Nashville, Tenn.

Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones’ trial in Georgia on a felony charge of obstruction has been delayed.

Jones, given a season-long suspension by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, was scheduled to appear in a Fayette County courtroom May 14 stemming from a February 2006 incident.

A court clerk told The Associated Press there no longer is a trial date for the case.

Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told The Tennessean newspaper the case won’t be heard until at least September.

“There has been no resolution to the case, and I guess we are in a holding pattern until the fall probably,” Ballard said. Messages left at Ballard’s office seeking comment weren’t immediately returned.

Jones was arrested in Fayetteville, Ga., after getting into a physical argument with a patrolling police officer. Police said Jones threw a punch at an officer before being taken to the ground and handcuffed.

Al bany, N.Y.

Two owners of a Florida business that prospected for steroid customers on the Internet, producing about $5 million in annual revenue, pleaded guilty to drug charges in a New York court.

Greg Trotta, 38, and Brian Schafler, 34, both of Delray Beach, Fla., agreed to testify against others in the multistate investigation by Albany County prosecutors in return for sentences of five years’ probation. Each pleaded guilty to felony third-degree diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions, admitting they helped get drugs in 2006 for customers in upstate New York who had no medical need for them.

Charges are pending against seven others. Five other people from Texas, Florida and New York, including two former physicians, have pleaded

—Tribune staff, wire report