Former Royal High and Moorpark College pitcher Eric King will start for the Detroit Tigers today in a spring training game against the Boston Red Sox in Winter Haven, Fla. King's performance in the game may decide his future with the major league club.
King is among 29 players in the Tigers' camp battling for 24 available spots on the opening-day roster.
Currently, Detroit has 12 pitchers and have yet to decide whether to go with a nine- or 10-man pitching staff. King believes that if Manager Sparky Anderson decides to retain 10 pitchers, the 10th spot will go to King, Bill Scherrer or Jeff Connors.
In six innings this spring, King has a 3.00 ERA and has yielded five hits.
Northridge Begins CCAA Softball With Tigers The Cal State Northridge softball team, which has won three straight NCAA Division II championships. opens its California Collegiate Athletic Assn. schedule at home against Cal State Dominguez Hills today at noon.
CSUN (28-6-1) is coming off a co-championship finish in last week's Tournament of Champions.
Three-time All-American pitcher Kathy Slaten (9-3-1) and Delanee Anderson (11-1), who has not given up an earned run in her last 80 innings, will be the starting pitchers for the Lady Matadors.
Lester Logan, a sophomore catcher at Los Angeles City College, has signed a letter of intent to play at The Master's. Logan, who was selected by the Dodgers in the 1985 winter draft, had 46 RBIs for Los Angeles last season as a freshman.
Comedian Bob Hope has accepted an invitation to compete in the Howard Keele Celebrity Golf tournament, which will be played April 7 at the El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy / Spastic Children's Foundation in Sylmar.