Baseball players Tim Williams and Darren Sugiyama of Loyola Marymount were injured Saturday night in a drive-by shooting incident in Los Angeles. The two, along with teammate Todd Gates, were driving from the Westchester campus toward Williams's apartment in Playa del Rey shortly before midnight.
Williams said a car began tailgating, and when Sugiyama changed lanes to let it pass, it pulled alongside the passenger side and a shotgun was fired.
None of the players was hit by the pellets. Williams, a senior all-conference outfielder and one of the team's top pro prospects, was in the back seat and was struck by glass from an exploding window. He suffered a serious injury to his right eye and needed emergency surgery to remove shattered glass. The right lens of the eye also was removed, but it can be replaced as an implant after some healing. . . .
Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz will employ a camera to spy on pregame drills this year. Holtz, whose Fighting Irish were criticized for pregame fights that erupted near the tunnel before the Southern California game last year, is taking no chances this season. A camera atop the scoreboard will record the team's pregame work from beginning to end before each home game.