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DAILY MAIL, Hagerstown, Md. Frttty, June f, 1975 Petty's win widens Grand National lead By JOHN FRYE "Richard Petty's win in the World 600 at Charlotte widened his: lead In the Grand National point standings. The win was the sixth in 13 events for the five-time GN champion and pushed his overall point total to 2094. He also leads the second leg of the standings with 496 points. Petty's victory in the 600-mile grueling race, the longest on the NASCAR schedule, was his first ever over the 1.5-mile Charlotte triova! and the 170th of his great career. He has earned $123,410 so far this season and now needs less than $53.000 to become the first driver in stock car racing history to top the $2 mHlion mark in purse won. - Young Darrell Waltrip, with a fourth-place finish at Charlotte jumped into second place behind Petty in both over-all and second leg standings with 1716 and 437 respectively. The Grand National circuit heads west to California this weekend for a 400-miie race on the road course at Riverside. -- O-. Grand National driver Cale Yarborough heads a top-flight entry list for the 100-lap late model sportsman stock car race Friday evening at Beltsville Speedway. The 24 fastest, determined by time trials, will start the feature on the half-mile, paved oval. Two limited sportsman heat i aceÂ» and a 20-lap feature are also on the program. . Joining Yarborough is another NASCAR GN driver, 1973 rookie-of-the-year, Lennie Pond. Pond, of nearby Eltrick, Va., was a Beltsville regular before moving up to the GN circuit. Beltsville regulars, including three time champion Reds Kagle, the father-son team Ray and Roy Hendrick, Jack Bland, Bobby Ballantine, Dick Boswell and Mike Gray, will be out to beat the visiting pair. . Gates open at 5, time trials start at 7, and the 100-lap feature is scheduled for 8 p.m. --0-- Â·Â· Former local driver Jimmy Kirk has moved into a tie in the ARDC point standings with defending champion Leigh Earnshaw. The pair each have 445 points in the latest standings release. Lenny Boyd, who had lead from the start of the season, dropped into second with 380, closely followed by veteran Jim Maquire, with 370. Herb Scott, Wexford, Pa. , won his 500th career feature victory last Friday night. The historic night for the 26-year veteran of racing came in a late model at the Lernerville Speedway. Track owner Don Martin presented Scott with a $500 bonus, a dollar for each of his 500 victories, in addition to the regular first place money. The change in management at Hagerstown Speedway has failed to erase a long standing jinx, the weather. The new management team of Linn Hendershot and Jack Gunn has had their last two scheduled Sunday night shows checkered by heavy rain. Past promoters Wayne and Allen Stouffer suffered from rainouts the entire 10 years they ran the local oval. They never completed a season without some weather postponements and one year they had eight, over one-third of the scheduled season. Rainouts in auto racing on a weekly oval hurt since they never can be regained. They will give it another try this Sunday evening with late models, challengers, and a demo derby. South Carolina confident Rod carew R yan jjjjs f or second straight no-hitter 44Â»M4iMiiAÂ«? Â· *^ . OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Coach Bobby Richardson's Gamecocks have been winning small victories as planned. Now he's hoping South Carolina can reach an uscheduled plateau. "Last year our goal was to go to the regionals, and we accomplished that," he said on the eve of the 29th College World Series. "This year our goal was to go beyond the re- gionals. And we did that." With the absence of five-time defending champion Southern California, Richardson's Gamecocks are rated one of the favorites in the eight-team, double-elimination tournament that opens with a doubleheader tonight. Arizona State, 58-fl, will battle Fullerton State of Cali. fornia, 36-14, and former champions Texas, 52-5 will clash with Oklahoma, 50-8. Independent South Carolina, 47-4, opens its bid against Seton Hall, 31-8, and Eastern Michigan, 35-17, tangles with Florida State, 49-8, in the remaining first-round games Saturday night. Richardson remembers when South Carolina wasn't among the elite of the college game. "I took over in 1970 and we played in the Riverside (California) tournament that season," he recalled. "And we just weren't in the class of the likes of UCLA, Arizona State and some of the others. "We were 2-5 and the difference was' that we had four or five quality ballplayers, and the good teams had eight or nine." But Richardson, who was an All-Star second baseman with the Yankees, feels things have changed. continues hot hitting BLOOMINGTON.Minn. (AP) -- "His bat is like a magic wand," says Catfish Hunter. "He's the best tennis player in baseball," says Birdie Tebbets. "1 always thought Roger Hornsby was the greatest hitter I'd ever seen, but this kid can't be touched." says Art Ruane. Pretty high praise from such divergent sources. But then, you can expect -- perhaps demand -- such accolades when you're leading the major leagues with an astronomical .425 batting average and gunning for your fourth straight baiting championship. Which is what Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins is doing. And he's doing more than that. He's got people talking again about turning the baseball clock back over three decades. Not since Ted Williams' hit .406 in 1941 has anyone finished the season with a batting average of .400 or better. "There's just no way to pitch Carew." says Hunter, who beat the Twins 7-4 Thursday despite Carew's personal heroics -- two homers and a single to drive in all of Minnesota's runs. "He's got the quickest wrists I've ever seen. It seems like I've never gotten him out." Carew is leaving little argument about who is baseball's best hitter while initiating arguments about who is the game's greatest hitter of all time. "Everybody's got to throw the ball around the plate," he says. "I've always been a good hitter and I imagine I always will be." In the past few games he hasn't merely been good -he's been untouchable. In that stretch he's gotten hits in 15 of 18 at-bats. "He's so outstanding that I wouldn't want to make a judgment about if he's the best hitter ever." says Tebbets, a former National League great. "He hits it exactly where he wants to." Ruane is the press room host for the Twins. He's earned the title "veteran observer." He's seen a lot of players come and go. And of Carew, he says: "He has the greatest bat control I've ever seen." Former Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto, now a broadcaster for the team, insists: "I'm sure glad I didn't have to play against him. "He'd drive a shortstop nuts. You'd be leaning one way and he hits the ball another. He reminds me, in that way, a lot of Luke Appling." Insurance needed CALGARY ( A P ) - Minor league hockey players over the age of 13 will have to get a social insurance number before they hit the ice this season. Gordon Juckes, executive director of the Canadian Amateur . H o c k e y Association, said Wednesday the association has decided to adopt social insurance numbers for players to reduce complications in its record-keeping practices. By JACK STEVENSON AP Sport* Writ* ANAHEIM (AP) - Hang in there. Sandy Koufax. Keep cool. Johnny Vander Meer. You and your record-book achievements probably won't get shunted aside tonight. But then again . . . Two years ago, Nolan Ryan pitched a no-hitter and then, in IT'S $ ALE TIME! EIGHTH ANNUAL SAVE ON SALE with Save--on Special prices on more Models than ever before. Hundreds of people have saved real Money during this sale in past years,. --You can do ft tool MARTIN TRUCK CORPORATION Maugans Avenue Interstate 81 Hagerstown, Md. 301-739-5577 Open til Dark Mon.-Wed.-Frl. his next start, went seven innings before he surrendered a hit. a bloop single Tonight, against Hank Aaron and the Milwaukee Brewers, Ryan gets another chance to throw a second consecutive no- hitter -- matching Vander Meer's 1938 feat, as well as an unprecedented fifth career no- hitter, which would eclipse Koufax's achievement. Despite the historic possibilities in front of him, Ryan is facing the game in his usual unflappable manner. "As far as a fifth no-hitter is concerned, I don't think it will put any more pressure on me. I've been there before," he said earlier this week. "If there's an opportunity, I'll go for it. But I'm not going to change my style just to throw a no-hitter. I'm going out to win a ball game." Vander Meer of the Cincinnati Reds pitched his "con' secutive no hitters against the Boston Braves and Brooklyn Dodgers on June 11 and 15 in 1938. Dodgers can't find suitable choice By HAL BOCK AP Sport* Writer NEW YORK ( A P I - Baseball's free-agent draft was in the first round of its secondary phase Thursday when the Los Angeles Dodgers delivered an eloquent compliment to the scouting systems of the 24 major league teams. They passed That meant that the Dodgers, picking 18th in the secondary phase rotation, couldn't find a leftover prospect suitable to draft. The Dodgers and the 23 other major league clubs had gone through 16 regular draft rounds and 384 players . Wednesday without anybody passing. Â· But the secondary phase deals with players drafted previously and not signed. Apparently there wasn't enough talent left in that area to interest the -Dodgers when their turn came. That was a tipoff the secondary draft wouldn't last long, and it didn't. Only 49 players were chosen in four rounds before the clubs returned to the regular phase and players who were being chosen for the first time. ' The No. 1 choice in the secondary draft was outfielder Dennis Walling of Clemson University, who was selected by the world champion Oakland A's. Walling batted .421 and was the most valuable player in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Last year. Walling was drafted in the eighth round of the regular phase by the San Francisco Giants, who ottered him about $5.000 to sign. "Education is worth a lot more than that." said Waiting's father, Jacob. "They won't get him cheap." Walling set Clemson records with 59 hits. 46 runs and 113 total bases this season and led the NCAA Division I schools with 60 runs batted in in 38 games. He had 13 home runs. "If the money's there, I'm going to sign." he said. After the A's picked Walling. St. Louis chose right-handed pitcher Earl Bass of the University of South Carolina. Bass, 15-0 this season and 32-2 for his Marty Weller tops golf field Marty Weller topped the field of some 7(1 golfers with a low ncl of .')! in loop play of the M a c k M a n a g o in c n t G o l f League r e c e n t l y , w h i l e A l Gardner continued his assault on the Beaver ('reek Country Club layout w i t h a nine-hole gross of 37. Don Cables. Bill Riordan. and .)uc Rulewu'h each tied tor the least pulls at 14. in the Bruce Lambert Memorial P u l l i n g Tourney. WEEKLY FLIGHT WINNERS: #1 - Gross - Al Gardner. 37: Not - Wayne Morris. 34: Point Leader - Don Cable. #2 -- Gross - Ron Kccser. Don F u n k . 4(r. Net - Ron Reeser, 36: Point Leader - Jim Jones. #:) -- Gross - Glenn Marshall. Bob I l i g h t , 43: Net - Glen Marshall. 33; Point Leader Bob Hight. #4 _ Gross - Marly ffeller, 42; Net - Marty Weller. 31; Point Leader - John MacPhcr- son. Marty Weller. #5 -- Gross - Bill Snyder, 47; Net - Bill Snyder. 35; Point Leader - Bill Snyder. #6 -- Gross - , ohn Dickey. 46: N e t - J o h n D i c k e y . F r a n k Smith. 3-3; Point Leader- Frank Timmons. #1 -- Gross - Hoy Cupernall. 47: Net - Roy Cupernall, Jack Stenger. 33; Point Leader - Roy Cupernall. M -- Gross - Mike Kallon. Buck Wagamn. 54; Net - Mike Fallen. 36; 'Point Leader - Val Redick. IS SUNDAY, JUNE 15th Capture the mystique of the orient with the look of costly hand-woven linen in this Haggar* slacks and top combination. The versatile top comes with square flap pockets and slash pockets for only 520. Match it with Haggar slacks featuring Comfort Plus" styling that includes tashion (Dockets and a gentleman's flare for only $15. Both slacks and top come in rich shades and cool pastels of a 65% Trevira'"Â·' polyesterand35% Avril" rayon blend that's machine washable and dryable with Forever'Prest.'" A complete Haggar outfit for only $35 HAGGAR Looking good makes you feel good 15 N. Potomac St. "Parking just across the street" career, leads the Gamecocks into the College World Series at Omaha. Neb., beginning Friday. He had previously been drafted last June by Cleveland and last January by the Dodgers. One of Bass' teammates, outfielder Ronald Hancock, went later in the first round to the California Angels. Two other teammates from Miami-Dade South Junior College were chosen in the first round of the secondary phase. They were outfielder-pitcher Gilbert Patterson, picked by the New York Yankees, and outfielder Del Bender, selected by Montreal. An interesting development of both phases of the draft was the absence of first round selections [rom the University of Southern California and Arizona Stale. Koufax was the sole owner of the major league record of four no-hitters until Ryan tied him last Sunday with a 1-0 victory' over the Baltimore Orioles. Ryan's achievement stands as an American League record, breaking the mark of three no- hitters held by the great Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians. Ryan came closest to matching Vander Meer in 1973. He pitched his first no-hilter on May 15 and came back at De- Iroit on July 15 with his second. His next start was at Ana-, heim Stadium on July 19 against Baltimore. "1 hadn't pitched n no-hitler at home and 1 wanted to do it." Ryan said. He came close. 'Through seven innings he pave up no hits, although the score was 1-1. In the eighth. Brooks Robinson reached first base when the umpire ruled he had been hit by it pitch. Robinson laler said he didn't think the pitch had touched him. Mark Belanger. in a bunting situation, hit away and blooped a high fast ball into short center field. The Orioles won 3-2 in the l l t h inning. 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