august 10, 1962

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National Ltcgut Little Loses No-Hit Game Bid in Seventh For six sfnd two-thirds tense, tightly pitched innings, last night at the Breakneck diamond, the spectacle unfolding might well have been labeled "Little's Revenge." Revenge." But with two out in the seventh, one swing of Harry Halfhill's Halfhill's bat rewrote th'e script into a 4-3 win for the Connellsville Merchants Merchants over Breakneck, and a two game lead in the best-of-se.ver semi-final Fay-West League play- San" Francisco"" Ne^v York 1 °' fs - Cincinnati 7 Houston 3 (night) Until two were out in the sev- Lo S Angeles 8 Phila 3 (night) enth, veteran righthander Bill (Only games scheduled) Little, who lost five straight to the Friday's Probable Pitchers Merchants in regular season play,! Pittsburgh at Chicago -- Friend had a no-hitter going, and had| (12-11) vs. Cardwell (5-11). been given a 3-2 lead on the! New York at Cincinnati (night) MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS Los Angeles San Francisco Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Philadelphia Chicago [Houston New York W. L. Pet. 79 37 .681 73 42 .635 68 46 63 49 64* 50 61 54 51 65 42 73 40 72 30 83 CB 5% .596 10 .563 14, .561 14 .530 17Vi .440 28 .365 3614 New Los Detroit Boston .357 37 I .265 47 | Thursday's Results strength of a towering home run]--Jackson by Mike Minerd in the sixth, Con- 1 (5-4). (6-13) vs. Maloney nellsville's two runs gaining a tie without benefit of a hit in the fifth. Joe Beucher opened the seventh Philadelphia at St. Louis (night) --Owen (2-3) vs. Washburn (10-5). Milwaukee at Houston (night)-for (night)-for Connellsville by lifting to Bob Spahn (11-11) vs. Farrell (8-13). Ward in right, and Little fanned! Los An S eles ^ Sa " Francisco Scott Flack for the second out.! (n 'S nt) -Podres (9-7) vs. O'Dell But Dick Basinger hit a looper inloi 13 " 10) center center that Bob Seals made a! Saturdays Games game effort to glove off his shoe- tops, but it dropped in for the first hit off Little. At Jhis point, the fact that baseball baseball is sometimes a g a m e of hunches or inches was never more evidenced. With Halfhill coming to bat, Manager Chappie Hartz, who had been coaching at third,] came down the line planning to put 1 himself in as a pinch-hitter. But] at the last second he changed his| mind and went back to the coaching coaching box. He never made a better managerial decision. For Halfhill picked on Little's first pitch, a thigh-high curve, and blasted it high and far over the left field fence for two runs and the ball game. Al Soberdash struck out to end the inning, but the damage had Pittsburgh at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis Los Angeles at San Francisco New York at Cincinnati (night) Milwaukee at Houston (night) Bait, (.9-6). -Brown (106). Hot Putter Two-Stroke Ail-American By LEO H. PETERSEN DPI Sports Editor AKRON, Ohio (UPD -- Arnold Palmer, thanks to a hot putter, j at been done. And on the only two was off and running today in hits Little allowed. drive to break his all-time money Breakneck mounted, a threat of, winning record, with a two-stroke its own in the end of the seventh,! lead . n tne $50.000 American Golf John Grinko leading" oft with'a' classic " N single. But Little hit into a fast) H; S firstr-round three-under-par double play, Flack to Bob Flocko-! 67 gave him a two-shot advantage vich to Beucher. Augie Reich gave over George Bayer, Jim Ferrier both sides a few anxious seconds' and MLke Souchak and put him by lying into one of winning pitch-," 1 a 8 ood Position to pick up er Tom Bierer's fastballs and i enough P riz e mon W to exceed the sending it deep to center, but Bob!? 72 ' 26285 he won in 196 °- Kendrish flagged it down for the winner °. f sev . en tournaments this year, including the Masters and British Open, Palmer has third out to preserve Bierer's win. The apparent win that suddenly, icked up ?71 , 19 V in official mon- I V r t r t j - J I f l f r S tlnfnnt f nrt T i t l l n « n«] «jj I " --··-»** f T 1 turned into defeat for Little ended Jack Phil Sam only 3 ey-winnings thus far. And first or |bogeys . , i t i t i ^ j Y V i u i i u i K ^ LI i no i a i . .ni*u **-tiji- w* what must be the best game turn-i^ c o n d j 6ace .,, the dassic w o u l d j ed in by a Breakneck pitcher this ; put him over his 1960 record fig . season and certainly one of the First lace in the classic F a y - W e s t s m o s t outstanding $9 m second place $4i600 . mound chores this year. He is- Palmer's' putting was the story sued only one walk, to Basinger in of his par . shatterin g roun d, which the fifth, which was turned into aj e a r n e d him the ?1)000 bonus mon . run, and he struck out six. A n d ] e v for the best 18 of the day fte from the start, Little was in con- had 10 one . pu tt greens, and only trol of the game. He retired the ,, nilHe in all first }2 batters to face him, with only three balls hit to the outfield. I've putted all And after the two runs scored in the fifth, without benefit of a hit, Little retired eight more in a row before Basinger and Halfhill combined combined to give the Merchants a 2-0 lead in the series. Observers at last night's game Said Little was as sharp on the mound as they had ever seen him, and until the seventh inning there had been only one questionable play where a hit might be concerned. concerned. That was a bunt by Flack to open the fifth. The ball seemed to reverse itself and come back toward catcher Grinko,' but his throw pulled first baseman Nick Capo off the bag and Flack drew life on a close play. Other than that,' the game belonged to Little. Little. That is not meant in any way to detract from the winning effort of Bierer, a steady hurler all season, season, who worked an eight-hitter, struck out two, and walked only one, an intentional walk to Minerd Minerd in the first inning. A bad fielding fielding play set up two Breakneck runs in the first, otherwise Bierer, like Little, might have gotten away Unscathed. While Little was mowing down · the Merchants' batters, his mates were staking him to a 2-0 lead in the first. With one down,- Seals and Peanut Leonard singled, and Minerd was walked to load the bases. Ward then bounced to third and Basinger started an apparent 'round-lhe-horn double play, gel- ting Minerd at second, but the relay relay from second was wild, as'l Beals and Leonard raced home. 1 The Merchants knotted I he count without a hit in the fifth. Flack was safe on the previously mentioned mentioned play, and Litlle gave up his only walk, to Basinger. The double double steal moved both ahead, and Flack came home as Halffiill bounced out. Basinger going to third, and he scored the tying run as Soberdash rolled out. The tie stood until the end of the sixth when Minerd led off and faced a low inside fast ball over the frees back of the left- center fence, for a 3-2 Breakneck lead. That's the way it was until Halfhill laid the wood to one in year, by far," Palmer said. "When I started out and saw the hu nine the five the greens were slow · I thought I might have a bad day on the greens, because I like them fast, but now it's obvious I like them slow, too." Wind Swtpt Court* Palmer's 67 was considered remarkable remarkable because of a strong "wind which swept the 7,165-yard Firestone Country Club course with its par of 35-35--70. Only' Palmer, Bayer, Ferrier and Souchak were able to break par. Jim Ferree was at even par 70 while at 71 were PGA champion champion Gary Player, Don January, the seventh and settled the issue. Minerd with a home. and single, single, Leonard's two singles, a n d Butch. Bigley's double, 'paced Breakneck at the plate. The next meeting between the two % teams will be Sunday at Connellsville, Connellsville, at 2 p.m., when the Merchants will try to extend their lead, while Breakneck faces an almost "do-or-die" situation. Beucher Beucher is expected to do the pitching pitching for Connellsville, and probably probably Harry Dean for Breakneck The score: r h t Connellsville .... 000 020 2--4 2 Breakneck 200 001 0--3 8 2 RBI-Ward 2, Minerd, Halfhil 3, Soberdash. 2B--Bigley. HR-Halfhill, HR-Halfhill, Minerd. BB-SO-Little, 1 6; Bierer, 1-2. he lis he :he he SEGHI'S TWIN LAKES SMITHFIEID, PA. · , Stocking Catfish fr Corp Pri. A.M., Avg 10 STOCKING TROUT EVERY SATURDAY I A.M. ·II right Fithing. Friday and Saturday Directions from Uniontown: South on 119, tufrn left just p a s t stoplight in Smilhfteld Travel J mile*. later i I I i

Clipped from The Daily Courier10 Aug 1962, FriPage 7

The Daily Courier (Connellsville, Pennsylvania)10 Aug 1962, FriPage 7
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