Springfield Sallies Defeat Chicago Colleens, 1949
■ NcW CASTLE, PA:, NEWS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25, 1949. i-i TWENTY EIGHT NL'.W UASlLt, rA., i . *«,, ww. Springfield Sallies Defeat Chicago Colleens 12-5, Make Big Hit Girls Will Battle Here Again Tonight New Castle had its introduction to girl* professional baseball last night at Flaherty Memorial Field and 1,592 persons liked what they ||\V‘ The Springfield Sallies won the game 12 to 5 over Chicago but the score is not the important thing—these girls can really play baseball. Many were the ohs and ’ahs as the girls made scintillating plays, some of which would have been difficult for their big brothers. The girls will play here again tonight on their two-day stand. The series between the two teams stands—Chicago 32—Springfield 28. There is plenty of rivalry existing. Sock Two Homers The girls use a ball that is slightly bigger than a regular baseball, being I03h inches in circumferance. The pitching distance is 53 feet and the base paths shortened to 72 feet. The fans got a big thrill last night as Jane Moffett, catcher for the Sallies slammed a tremendous home run to left field that rolled clear to the fence. Betty Francis of the Chicago team also hit a homer. Moffett's homer in ihe fifth came with two mates aboard, the Sallies winding up the big inning with eight runs. Big Sue Kidd Shines ♦ — Sue Kidd the Choctaw, Arkan-1 Wrigtey Building, Chicago, II, sas, 15 year old pitcher was the Illinois. winner in a mound duel with Helen Max Carey the former Pitts- Walulik and Mirta Marrero, the burgh Pirates star outfielder is latter of Havana Cuba, with Walu lik and her "doo lollies'* the loser. Sparkling in the field were Lll the president of the All-American Girls baseball league. Box seats are »1.25 general ad- All H« **«*» *•**' UWA «»v ▼ * — — lian Shadic In center. Shirley Danz mission is $1.00, and children un in left for the Sallies, and the play der 12 for 25 cents. You better plan to see the girls play ball tonight, it’s a real treat. CHICAGO COI.I.rKN* ABR H E Whitney, 2b Francia cf O’Dowd Cantillo, 3b ....................... 4 1 at third and short of Toni Palermo, Isora Costillo, Renae Youngberg and Barbara Payne while Norma ______ Whitney at second for Chicago Bellman. rf was a “whiz.” Lois Bellman, right ** fielder of the Chicago team was Slndaur, if the patting star with five hits in five trips. Field Positions Well The girls field their positions | p ....................... with a grace and charm that leave« the fans breathless. They made hard chances look easy They sPRiNGriELD «ACLIIS throw just like men. J Sfldic cf LL'.L. New Castle fans were surprised j Voungberg. 3b ................ at what .they saw last night, you Moffet, c ......................... wouldn't believe It unless you saw *• .................. it yourself, these girls are all fine | ^um.m rf !“!!!!*."!! young athletes They have been j Nicmif, 2 b ............... 27 5 10 l AH R R E well trained in the art of playing baseball. Each team has a manager-chaperon manager-chaperon the Sallies being in charge of Barbara Liebrich and the Chicago Colleens, Pat Barringer. Lennie Zintak is the tour supervisor and Murray Howe handles the business business detail» The girls will end their tour September 5th Labor Day. they have been on the road throughout the United States, parts of Canada, and Mexico aince early June, Offer Tryouts The girls are offering a tryout to any girls m the district who have a desire to play baseball Any girl interested should be at the field at 6:15 o’clock tonight with spiked shoes, shorts or dungarees and a glove. Many girls are selected selected by these tryouts In various cities. Sponsoring the tour of the Colleen Colleen and Rallies is the All-American All-American Girls Baseball league, management management corporation, Room 462 Kidd, p 1 I Score by innings: Colleens ................... Sallies S3 12 11 I 120 100 010— 3 100 080 03x—12 Three-base hits: Castillo Home runs: Moffet. Francis Stolen bases. Payne Sacrifices: Kotil, ODowd, Double plays Palerno to Whitney to Kotll Rases on balls: Walulik 4, Marrero 3. Kidd 0 Strlke-outa: Walulik 2. Marrero Marrero 4. Kidd 3 Winning pitcher Kidd Losing pitcher; Walulik. Umpires: Prlecerro, Conti and Rotunno. MAHONING SPORTSMEN Mahoning Sportsmen’s club will hold a meeting Thursday nigh: at the Hlllsville school at 7:30. It is announced by club aecretary Joseph Joseph Procopio. All members are urged to attend the meeting. , The statistics show that while the New York club has a record of nine games above 500 for the season, the Red Sox are nine games under. 500 for their saunter through the hinterlands. Bessemer Slams Wampum, 5 To 4 Jack Grubisa Singles Home Winning Run In Last Of Ninth Of Thrilling Game Bessemer moved a notch closer to the Shaughnessy crown in the Lawrence County League lasr night by downing Wampum 5 to 4 for it# second consecutive win in the final playoff series. Wampum, the surprised and dejected dejected pennant winner and king- iion of the league for the last several several seasons, retired to its own den to lick its wounds The Victory Club crew plan to get back in best of seven series with a win Friday night at Wampum The nine-inning contest will start at 5 30. Johnson Plates Two The champion Wampum crew took a 3-to-0 lead on the strength of a single tally in the fifth and a pair in the sixth in the last of the sixth, Donaldson singled down the left field line to lead off and advanced to second on Fontana’s error. Pitcher Goog Anderson singled Donaldson home and Chuck Stanley made it to first on a fielder’s choice Samsa sacrificed the runners and Paul Johnson rapped one into right center plating both runners and tying up the game The winners took a 4-3 lead in the seventh when Curly Anderson belted a terrific clout into deep left center and trotted into third base standing up. He later scored on a wild pitch. Wampum kept the thrilling action alive with a single marker in the eighth to tie the game. Jim Mills walked in a pinch- hatting role for Beatrice, Wampum hurler, and scored on a double to left by Marshall. Bessemer broke the tie and won the game in the last of the ninth. Pelto led off by bouncing a single over third. Curly Anderson sacrificed and Joe McCree hit a deep drive to left center that looked like the end of the ball game. Badger Catch Thriller Badger, however, raced over from his centerfield post, made a lunge at the ball and came up with it in his glove while sliding along on his stomach. The fielding fielding gem was to no avail when Grubisa dropped a safety into short right field scoring Pelto and winning winning the game. Bessemer’» Goog Anderson pitched fur-hit ball but walked nine men and had the leadoff man in every inning on base Frank Powell, who relieved. Jim Beatrice in the eighth, takes the loss, Nats Defeated By Baron’s, 6-1 Karakul Pitches Five-Hitter But Loses, Segzda Allows Nats But Three Hit« (Special T# The News) UNTONTOWN, Aug. 25.—Tony Segzda’s no’hit ball game came to pieces in the eighth inning with one out. when Reed Maier chopped a high bounder over Bob Williams' head* at third. Until this event Segzda had allowed only six batters batters to reach Johnny Overland’s little kingdom at first base. Five of these were via the base on balls route, and one on a throw by Milt Graff that was high, pulling Overland Overland off the bag. and Herman Kiel crossed while Johnny was still up in the air. Uniontown broke the ice in the third when they parlayed a single by Red McLaren, walks by Segzda and Graff and a single by Overland into their two runs More damage might have been done with Graff ’Canes Hold First Scrimmage Drill West Pom Golf Toney Sunday —New Castle News Photo JANF. MOFFETT, catcher for the Springfield Sallies lleft» be ng congratulated by her Manager Barbara Liebrich fright', after hitting her tremendous leit-field homer in the big fifth inning, at Flaherty Field, with two mates aboard The ball rolled clear to the scoreboard scoreboard The Sallies won the game 12-5, last night. They play here again tonight. ______________ YESTERDAY’S RESULTS Uniontown 6 , New Castle 1 Erie 12, Butler 6 Youngstown 5, Oil City 1 Johnstown 22, Vandergrift 7. STANDINGS OF THE CLUBS Erie .......................*............. 39 17 Johnstown ........................ 36 22 01! City ............................... 30 25 Youngstown .................... 28 2!» Butler . . ........... 2» 30 Vandergrift ...................... 23 32 Uniontown ................... 23 32 New CasLe ................... 19 37 GAMES *TONIGHT New Castle at Uniontown. Johnstown at Vandergrift. Youngstown at Oil City. Butler at Erie. . Fixes Reported Big Baseball Betting Ring Smashed By FBI NEW YORK, Aug. 25.—(INS'—4 ------------------------ “ Major League baseball, already' ^ . .. . • beset with the problem of dealing I odfllAC IMaAJiPm with young girls who take pot ahots , vallUIvo ilVVUGU players, today has the — _#• r«i For Big Tourney lit star added difficulty of handling in dividuals in mental institutions and fictitious characters who try to ‘‘fix'’ games. It all came to light in the wake of an announcement in Boston that the FBI and postal inspectors had smashed a multi-billion dollar baseball betting syndicate. Two Approached Pet 696 621 545 491 .464 418 418 339 Caddies will be needed for the big West Penn tournament, which will be staged at Sylvan Heights next Sunday, Manager Sam Haycock Haycock stated today. on third if Overland, had shown a little more respect for Gene B.Ho’s throwing arm, and not tried to stretch a clean single into a ques- sionable double and been hiown out at second on a beautiful peg by Bilo. The Barons grabbed a little insurance in the fourth when Jimmy Mangan drove his 11th home run of the season over the fence 340 feet from the handle of his bat. The fateful third, fourth and fifth innings that the Barons pushed pushed men across the bag were the only innings in which Joe Karakul allowed a hit In fact only one man got to first in the other beau tiful five scoreless frames. The N^ts’ only counter aopear ed in the ninth. Manager Bill Mongiello singled over short and Mike Gipp drove a hot grounder through the hole between short and third. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, and Mongiello scored when Karakul grounded out New Castle senior high football* squad got its first taste of actual’ contact scrimmage yesterday afternoon afternoon at its Shangri-La training site. Camp Fred L. Rentz. Head coach Phil Bridenbaugh had a group of 50 young huskies in tow in preparation for th 2 1949 grid campaign and a defease of the WPIAL AA championship. After almost three complete days of extensive drills in fundamentals, blocking, tackling and skuil practice, practice, the cagy mentor surprised all camp hands by ordering a short workout with full teams, pads and playing for keeps spirit. Separating Process Early practice scrimmage and teams are designed to start separating separating the men from the boys, and to find out what gazelle-like halfback halfback or glue fingered end can take it when the going starts getting rough. • A tentative starting line which may or may not answ’er the open ing whistle against Erie Tech here Sept. 9 consisted of Charles Abramski and Mike Banko at ends, Tom Mangino and Dick Harlan at tackles, Don Tate and Amen Hassen Hassen at guard, with Charles Mancine Mancine over the ball. In the backfield, backfield, Ray Lat*’ handled the fullback fullback duties, ...rman “Bo" Wallace Wallace is at tailback. Jimmy Altman in the wingback slot and Bob White calling signals at quarter. Tate At Guard This crew pleased interested observers observers with their size and speed. There is lots of polish* and finess yet to be acquired and several experiments experiments to be vindicated. One of the innovations is the switching of husky Buckv Tate to a running guard on the offense. The team’s strong boy is plenty fast and should develop into a great path clearer for the backs. He’ll probably play tackle on the defense. Roussos Impresses A second backfield that Impressed Impressed observers and will also give plenty of trouble to anyone who thinks he has a starting post cinched, consisted of big John Roussos. up from Franklin, at full, John Sanson and Dick Altman at halves, and Ralph Gargliardo at the uqarterback post. A full schedule of drills is planned planned until Saturday noon when the boys get a day and a half reprieve before going into the final week’s session next Monday. The raccoon was the original “dunker.” It washes or soaks its food before eating it. Sylvan Heights Host To Outstanding Outstanding Amateurs Of Two States One of the best tournaments held -t Sylvan Heights in many years is expected to take place on next Sunday, when the annual West Penn Open tournament will bo held. Some of the best golfer* from Pennsylvania and Ohio will be present, including Skip Kilray, of Hershey, Pa., 16-vear-old golf wizard who won the Pennsylvania State Amateur tournament a few weeks ago. and Ralph Schneider, of Cleveland, the Ohio State champion. champion. M. Andy Greer, president of the Ohio State Amateur Association expects to bring around 80 of Ohio’s leading golfers here for the event. In addition to Schneider, the state amateur champ, there will be Dr. Tom Cloron, of East Liverpool, runner up in the Ohio State Amateur event; John Racey, Cleveland district champion; and John Norwach, runner up in this event; Pete Lakos, who finished 6th in the open Sylvan Heights amateur event; James Caspio, who represented the western Pennsylvania Pennsylvania district in the National Public Public Links tourney in California, and went into the semi-finals; Joe Golob, winner of the West Penn- Eastern Ohio event at Sylvan Heights in 1945. Others entered include: John Dilsinger, Pitt star; John Pasikowski. Pasikowski. Mike, Andy and Frank Szwed- ko of Pittsburgh, all of whom qualified qualified for the National Public Links tourney this summer; John Lucas, West Penn-Eastem Ohio, champion champion in 1944, his brother George, of Sharon; Vince Leskosky, of Youngstown, winner of the Sylvan Heights amateur this summer, Andy Santor, runner up. Local players entered include: Bob Hay, John Schneider, Tinny Lombardo, Frank Piatek, James Gaione, Joe Goclano, Fred Broad, Sid Lucas, and Walter Shook. It will be one of the biggest tourneys held at Sylvan Heights in some time, and well over 100 are expected to compete.