Sports Notebook

Thursday, May 3, 2001

Hawaii's own

Benny Agbayani, Mets: The St. Louis and Hawaii Pacific alumnus went 2-for-4 with a double and scored a run as New York lost to Houston, 6-5. He also helped keep the peace after teammate Jay Payton was hit by a Jose Lima pitch.

Mike Fetters, Dodgers: The Iolani graduate pitched a scoreless eighth, walking one, in Los Angeles' 7-3 win over Cincinnati.

Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien alumnus went 2-for-5 with a double as Houston beat New York, 6-5.

2 isle players sign

Jeff Martin and Scott Suraci, two players with Hawaii ties who were released by major league organizations during spring training, have signed contracts with teams in independent leagues.

Martin, who pitched for Kailua High School through his junior year, then moved to Las Vegas, signed with the San Angelo (Texas) Colts in the Texas-Louisiana League.

The 6-foot, 210-pound right-hander had been in the Pittsburgh Pirates system for four seasons. He was drafted in the eighth round by the Kansas City Royals in 1995, then traded to the Pirates on Dec. 13, 1996.

Martin was a combined 2-4 with Altoona, Pa., in the Class AA Eastern League and Lynchburg, Va., in the Class A Carolina League in 2000.

Suraci signed with Evansville (Ind.) in the Frontier League. He played one season for Hawaii Pacific University, then was selected in the 40th round of last year's amateur free agent draft by the Minnesota Twins.

The 6-4, 220-pound outfielder hit .223 for Elizabethton, Tenn., in the Appalachian League, a rookie advanced circuit, in 2000. Suraci hit four home runs and had 26 runs batted in.

Al Chase, Star-Bulletin

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