First Methodist Softball 1975
Titles Determined In Slow Pitch Play Harders Construction, Western Auto and Dirego Park Assembly have won division championships in the local slow pitch Softball leagues. All three won two-out-of-three series. Harders topped Outrigger Lounge, 9-8 and 16-11, after losing the first game, 13-7. Roger Pippin's three-run home ; run produced the 9-8 win in the last inning. The final win saw Dennis Teats hits three home runs and Cook Denies Accusing Bear TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Ail-American defensive end Leroy Leroy Cook of Alabama said Friday Friday an Atlanta newspaper misquoted misquoted him in a story in which Cook allegedly accused football Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant of lying. The Atlanta Journal quoted Cook saying at a luncheon Thursday: "He (Bryant) lied to us" about not publicizing disciplinary disciplinary action taken against the ail-American and seven other other Crimson Tide football players. players. Friday, Cook said, "I was upset upset and did say a couple of things I shouldn't have said. "But the biggest thing is that I was quoted as saying Coach lied to us," Cook added. "I did not say that." Cook was one of eight players disciplined by Bryant for "conduct "conduct last spring detrimental to our football program." Bryant said at a news conference Wednesday that six of the eight players were working at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Hospital or a Boys Club. Two Crimson Tide players, Don Kuykendall and Joey Bolton Bolton were suspended from the team in the wake of a drug investigation. investigation. Three of the eight were charged with violating drug laws and Bryant said the other five were involved, but to a lesser degree. David Marlowe one for Harders while Ronnie Childs hit one for Outrigger. Teats homered in the 9-8 game while Mark Holland had three hits for Harders and Ricky Smith, Nolan Walsingham and David Ray homered for Outrigger. Woody Kirkland had three hits and Dennis Hanson, Bobby Hooper and Ronnie Childs home runs in Outrigger's win while Roger Pippin had three hits and Pippin, Gary Walthall and Ed Hathaway homers for Harders. Western Auto won over Welders Supply, 20-14 and 17-6, while losing by a 17-10 score. Leading hitters for Western Auto were Rozar, Bashaw, Powell, Collier, Hobbs and Walker while top batters for Welders Supply were Rone, Morris, Brown, Randell, Green and Chizmar. Tone had five hits and three homers in one game. Ppwell hit a grand slammer for Western Auto. Dirego Park Assembly, after forfeiting the first game, came back with 8-7 and 21-2 wins over First Methodist. Steve Freeman had three hits and Robert Reece a homer in one win while Mike Kaine had three hits, including a homer, and Jeff Stewart a homer in the other win. Steve Millaway homered for First Methodist. Earlier Dirego Park had eliminated Parker Baptist, 10-3 and 8-2, as Mike Durden, Steve Reece and Freeman hit home runs and First Methodist had ousted Lynn Haven Baptist, 13-2, after the teams had split, Lynn Haven winning by 11-10 and First Methodist by 5-4. Dennis Sauls had three hits in one game for Lynn Haven while Wright and Ruthevn matched that feat for First Methodist. Good Shepherd Lutheran defeated Church of God of Prophecy, 14-7, after winning the first game in a forfeit and played St. Andrew Baptist No. 3 Saturday night in the title series for its division title. Ken Blackman had three hits for Good Shepherd.