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TIIK CINCINNATI FMJl IRIK 1-C: .Reds Hike Victory Streak To 389ths Games:; Sunchij, June 15, 19 IJ.v HOB HE RTZEL 1 iiiiiiicr Sports Reporter CHICAGO - As old as baseball Is the saying that "The game's not over until the last man is out." Or, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, "The game's not over 'til it's over." Until a dreary, cold and wet Saturday, the Cincinnati Reds had not paid any attention to the old cliche. Now they know what it means. -Saturday afternoon they stretched their current winning streak to three and eight-ninths games, pounding the Chicago Cubs all over Wrigley Field. But when it ended it wasn't over, the Reds owning an 11 -3 lead after eight Innings. That's when plate umpire Ed Vargo said, "Gentlemen, it is too dark to continue play," suspending the game. Thus the Reds must wait until Thou Shalt No t Steal Second Base . . .St. Xavier's Steve Rohrer tags Mariemont's Mike Fields and ump Bill East-West third inning. .. West Stars Lead Series Eick Nicks East P.y DENNY DRESSMAN Enijuirer Sports Reporter During his outstanding career at GreenhHis High School, catcher Terry Eick was not known for his game-winning hits. "I always started our big innings off," he says. "I never ended them. I don't think I had a game-winning hit all year, last year either." He had one Saturday, though. Lining a single to right field with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, Eick drove home Elder's Bob Sagers from third base with the deciding run as the West edged the East, 6-5, in the first extra inning game in the three-year history of the East-West all-star baseball series. The best-ot -three event, which will conclude the 1975 East-West High School All-Star Series, winds i?p today. Harrison's Mark Cooper will pitch for the West against either Doug Downey of Indian Hill or I d Traurig of Deer Park in Game Two, which begins et 1 p.m. at West-trii Hi.'ls Stadium. If a third game is eeded to oecide the team winner, it ill be played as the nightcap of a dot t.lt header. LICK'S SINGLE came off of P: , Hon righthander John Varn-e:, who had teen locked in a r;::.,;ii,!;c pitching dud with Coler-.. n's Steve Bicri of the West since seventh Inning. "It was a last ball, low and out-SK!e-rip.ht where he keeps it all the time," Lick related. "I knew that's what he'd threw me. I was looking tor it bll the wsy. '. - "When we played Princeton during the season," Eick continued, "we Wire losing, 7-3, in the top 01 the scvLtV.h inning. I led olf witn a dou-51C oil Varncr, zni we wound up .U'.;tw ,vt;vin run-:. The pitch J hit inout venaors At niveriront. rot jluck Ana reie s rresence IT Vi t R E n .ic'thttic choice u Uk r- S ports i terns Inc.- and pj.h-Ci.it ileiiitj, theic would be r.o queili'n. . The gntlitst i tret t peddle r is moie cnafrn'ng than the most kirr:l cf '.he Jacobs in whose biitk, icind I). nc 1 (r.. '.n arcai as Ui. n ' i.. :u i-.-.'iCi i Fer-f.ijt Jim's ;'..'. 'hi n,. ,rj t ie Ui-.;!.? ; if y-CifM.'t ( t:.r- - e V . ' k( t-' "J V "ijK'i! V,li,,; Rci- r,... v 'i i .- ; ..; '( ic'.ii : a it 1 ' po: l , .. n ' i '.-' u'l. '.. '-.! 1: : -is-li 1. .t. ii-.cc Ti iiV';" ;r. e I lb' foil. $ ( 1 ." i.r, i : ..id il '.li- j It lb-: ul ff-r o L- nr.- v I:- V it b Ik i.I ':. ; iC ).' . 't-.". 1 , . '.y loe.v. Let i. " 2 .:' -r.-1 ;.-:: . uij.ll tj-. fisr'.in 0 .. ..ill 1 Old. An-.! i-'ii. );k 1 .. .' . rt-cent!y ,1 .. i a k - i tars, 6 1 --J'. i a ' - l ' itcjut . .1 ,0 11:11 i i.i t ii; , J. : ,.r.Lp 1-n..iil :;i k :.ia .1 .'i,.-., n't ' if. .'ei. TI.L P. I, SS j ;i ?l ol.-.- '. m. .it whii.Ii botheis me. ( Enquirer SPORTS 1:15 p.m. (EDT) today to finish what they started, the annihilation of the Cubs. Had Vargo waited three more minutes, the Reds would have had a victory. That's when the rains really came, enough rain to wash out what was left of the game. "He couldn't do anything else," said Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson. "He didn't know when it was going to rain and it was too dark to see the ball." WRIGLEY FIELD, of course, is the only ball park in the big leagues without a lighting system. that day was the exact same pitch he threw me today." The West had to battle from behind to make a game of It. Varner, the city home run champion, unloaded a solo homer to left center with two out in the first Inning against West starter Rick Keeton of Western Hills. "I wanted to hit one in this all-star game," Varner mumbled after the 3-hour, 37-minute marathon ended. "But it would have been more fun if we had won. I just got tired at the end." The East made it 4-0 in fourth inning, scoring three times on three hits against Dean Backscheider of St. Xavler. Downey, who may start for the East today, had a pinch hit single that drove in one run, and shortstop Doug Price of Deer Patk plated two more with a single. The West scored once in the fourth on a double by Steve Rohrer of St. Xavier and city batting ci.am-pion Tim Deffinger's tingle. That was the only run East starter Tim Garthaus of McNicholas allowed in the five innings he worked. WITHROW S DONDI Anderson replaced Garthaus in the sixth and struggled unsuccessfully wiih his control. Walking three batters arid hitting two more, Anderson gave up four runs before Vainer replaced him and got the last out. Winning pitcher Eieri allcvved the East to tie the score, 5-3, in his lirst inning of work. Price walked and stored on a double by Glen Este's Mel Taylor, who let! both teams with three hits in live at bats plus an intentional walk. Eieri pitched out of trouble three times in the next five innings twice escaping bases-loaded jams. "Alter each inning," West coach Joe Voegele of Aiken said, "I asked him if he was getting tired; if he'd Lioc.n't the bulltlub provide the aitrci tion? Th re would W no ca-(cnieis miil.ng the stauium walk-.ay but for the Reds. And '.lieu-woold be less of them, we re Cii.tin-ni.ti less cf a tesrn. '.retit ;!,'..se .Mng (!; t)j Li-tls' cUi tttion, without snariuy their ,c 1 it?, ri.ne r paras. tic? 'i r be'lcijb cuts the city in '. Hie (M.cnt ct 10 per ci r.t 01 tp rt-r'. -.U ii'iV p(C.s sail s. ,!i' ybo the ickti. I sci'.c rii' m.jii . is ouht u 1 j'. t "it Ki'C i ; at ),. . . ; j e e x-te-r.t. Dl'tli J ',;- l.'i 'i.!C reetr,t isiUC ti I-'.-i iitl-Ciy Tc.'jy, Dr. Arntld M.,ntitii declaims what lias alicndy been sM-ft-d i tie ly the Vol . that the drug abuse in ttie National Tom Oaflahan j So the Reds must wait a day be-, fore finishing off the slaughter, another in a line of devastation they have heaped upon the National, League as they have streaked past the" Los Angeles Dodgers and into the West Division lead. The Reds had 13 hits Saturday. They had 24 the day before. And the day before that they had 14. That's 51 hits in three games. For three games in a row they have broken into double figures in scoring, totaling 39 runs. Saturday's outburst was somewhat unexpected. The Cubs started Steve Stone, an unbeaten pitcher with a 1.74 earned run average. What's more, the cold wind was blowing in and that makes Wrigley Field a pitcher's park. Tony Perez and Johnny Bench, however, crossed everyone up. iPerez had a couple of singles and a sacrifice fly and drove In four runs. You-remember Perez. He was the guy Enquirer (Gerry Woltnr) Photo SMjMK4M':e6 Hopperton calls it in In 12th had enough. Every time he said he wanted to keep going. He wanted the win." . - - Varner also found himself . in an impossible situation as the game, continued. The West loaded the bases with no one out in the 11th inning on an error, an intentional walk and a single by player of the year Mark Brisker of Colerain. But Varner then struck out Rohrer and LaSalle's Jim Schmitz, who had tripled two Innings earlier, then retired Jim Armour of Greenhllls on a fly to right. 'T couldn't believe he got out of that," West assistant Jack Broxter-man said. "They were our three, four and five hitlers. After that, I didn't think we'd ever score." J.r.i Duly AB HR- , AB HA- 61 4 1 u J 1 1 hl Price vs Fi.iidb.f f Vjrner,2tj-p Tiylor,rf Ftrnkr'ter.lb Yjrb' ouqh pr Oi.iprri-in w Adarnv If Shi' 'die. It Gf at!iier,3b ArKiht.c Do..'1, i'h Gi 'pn.j.c GurTl:aui..p Lcdljrter ph Acodf s'.n.p Kann it 5 I, h s 1 0 3 1 3 2 I Pnv-s;.ni.-,',ss bnsf er.rt-f?3hr r,t) H.),'ifeldJd Schriit?,pr-3b Detfinyer.lf Arm xr, if t t tiiam lb "'IIS.C'.Gl, II) S.iyers.cf Vhoei,hpt,c -trwjll.c 'l c eeloi, p Ba-i M'tH'i.li T.p Icri.p 2 1 0 0 1 0 I 1 1 0 I 0 0 i) 0 II 0 0 0 0 1 I 'J 0 I 2 0 -0. I 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 . 1 0 I I Tjt.it 4 'i II 5 4111 S f A! T HlO 300 100 OM-5 WEST (K IU4 Out' Oyl- " 0" n.jt w',; n wi'K li. r in scored. t -rjri-, I ri"i!i"iiii. CM" Li t 1. A'isl 2. LCB-V' Fa..! i2, W"sl U. 'B Hf-im r.:-tttir, I ,vgf, fronri-r . ' 'r nmn. Hft- Vcir-ier. SB f lefts, S''inr!ip, C.npPu. Kalm, I'rk -S'- ictM. Soyef .. S uranui.r, trtvlnnm, FKclK-l. PITCHING SUMMARY IP H ft ER '...,! ".:. S 5 i I Anderson ,, 1 4 4 Van.erd) 5--j 5 1 1 KHon 3 3 11 BiK.ki,cheider 3 J 3 J Bierliw) 6 5 11 10 I 1 3 2 ' ' '?.' HBP by Anderson (Priev.-man, Bttir.ur), bv Gar-;' thsus (HaiMf-ld). VVP Keeton, Binri, GrTt.dus, .V.jrneii, TJU bnlh.i.all tt U f.1 .... T 1 ll l'ootl'ull League is as bilci as everw -His vantage point' Is unique, in' that he wt.s a team. pyychLHrist In the NF'L, for that psychedelic group ' In San Dlepo. He Is the man who wrote that humoious piece detailing the idiosyncrasies of linebackers, quartet backs, etc, which the wire services ciiMt.buted and The Enquirer ran. .'...V,' This setond imUilment wl.s luss l jiiny. Fi ct, use he prcKribed atn-phe Urnine s lor some ol ihe Chargers and. it-me others allege, cii rt. ',( I 'ii uiiaana usui "om-m .1-.-.cn drug." KK.ntji II l.i(s- inloi muily bt e 11 banned by Pt te Idjw-He. (IF WON'T be mi'-sed. But v)'i.,: n',s hcv'i.ln't tie di rhl.-sc.l. ' No,v and the n the ;.ssi. L'.i.U' i(uid lepfii a tunny Mnell !ike v '.. . iimow itpt. n it tri.' pe-c t, wh.,t w;' thcui-.ht. wa s the rclaxtd, (oi-t rati ve Pxkcr tooin of a wintiing it am U', the bet inn in 1 i t'. ;.t - niiu.l i h-nl disenvaoment, a -i!ent rtbthion. . . "Thetc was unt.ut's.ticnjbiy a lot' ol grass a riong the younger players, an extension of the cultural and who got off to such u rotten start the public was clamoring for his scalp. DON'T LOOK now. He has 44 ' runs batted in and his average has climbed from a low of .095 to its current .257. Not at all bad for a guy who missed better than a week with a busted thumb. , And Bench? Four-for four Isn't too bad a day with a couple of doubles and a run batted in. The doubles gave him 22 In 62 games, a spectacular pace. The runs batted in gave him 53, which is more than anyone in the world has at this moment. A few short weeks ago the public was clamoring for Bench's scalp, too, he having left runner after runner in scoring position. No more. He -.--.y f I , ' X J , zz. - s j x ffh Chiefs War-y Dance CESAR GERONIMO darts gracefully back to tir-i base to heat piekotf throw Chicago's Andy Thornton awaits at, If ft in fifth limit, j; ;.L Chicau-o Saturday. Cincy Jumper Checks Found: Ubiquitous By JACK Ml'RRAY , Enquirer Sports Reporter ; ' At ease, Mr. and Mrs. Lanier. Your son has been found. He telephoned the paper Saturday nit hi from Presidio, Calif. He had finally received all those messages that had been left from coast to coast. Nobody knew his whereabouts. Not his parents. Not his employer, the Army. No one. All is well with the blithe spirit from Cincinnati. He just took his lime returning to ba.se alter coiKjuerins another vista. The globetrotting long jumper stood the Chinese people on their ers vvitn . his goodwill antics at a recent track meet in the ' -Peoples Republic of China. ' He had such a good time, it was suspected he stayed. He laughed about that and said it was a ' nice pluee to visit but. . . THE 21-YE Al! OLD former All-Ann ritui nl:o holds the long jump record at the University of Cincinnati has too many places yet to visit, ineiud-.'.int; a return to Cincinnati where he plans to set up a Hac k program for inner city youtn and bring In track athletes from around the count! y. If he remans healthy, Lanier said, he stands a good -chance of representing the United Stales in the l'.no Olympics in Montreal. Shortly i.lU r tin ,t he will be discharged from the Army. Then he plans to form the Cii.i inn;.li Tick Club with a.t-iv,lanc.e from various hack p i ci. ;l-i'k-.s in town. L.'.nur has proved he can cm:'. ,o':l anybody. Witness the Chinese "It wus a beautiful trip, man" s-jicl I l' 1 1 ; . r wIk.'I else, an enthusiast ie tone. "I re:;lly li-ed it The air between the two Countries had not te a the best in the past, I thought I in ont'ii ,-pojts wc ec-uKI break the fee;" LANIER SET the friendly I jne'vi ith a couple o f Kesturejne illegal unl one impulsively w.iim. lie generation' gap that showed up evcrywhcre'ln the late 'GOs and curly "70s." '"-",...,' V -' He defends writing prescriptions lor athletes' "highs' saying he feared otherwise thejy would get more dangerous dope from the tired. Cut he says he is opposed to the amphetamine ise by football players, and advot. ites uri.it- let-Is that the players .1 s : ociailon is fit reely opposed to. "Give them (random) urine tcls and throw the viol.-.tors '.(it ol the lei.t u''- They d'l il '.n t oiop"a:i v-i -1 r." Die It '.iliii beth 1 do .emt I. (.. CONVL!tOS RLI.VL io.'. si n ( 1. r has -uminoned to Aincita its lii-.t-t linnce missionary. to .stall logically with .New Yoiktis and hopefully spiead I he gospel around the counliy. J- tin Paris,' the Conn is' general uiiinayer, says he lmmediatelv received leipicsls lor tit bets toLellnr has not left a runner in scoring position in nine games. Bench displayed a different talent in this one, twice playing hit and run and hitting safely to the opposite field. "Sometimes," he said, "you have to play the elements. The wind was blowing in so I probably couldn't have hit one out anyway." Bench is the kind of guy who can do Just about anything he wants. He more or less proved that four years ago when the Kansas City Royals were running their revolutionary but ill-fated baseball academy. They decided to test certain players for reflexes and peripheral vision to see if that entered into being a superstar. Bench scored higher than any- AP Lasprr-hclo In clutched the hands of two Chinese competitors an , ran a warmup lap with them to the applause of the Jans and later, after sewing up a second-place finish, he pulled the somersault trick in the long Jump, that caused tumult among fans, Judges, etc. '("! ' Everything I tried turned out really well," said Lanier, who also busied himself by Instructing the, Chinese in track. , "They have potential, but they want to be too . tcod too fast. They get the information today and 1 want to do It tomorrow." - ' 1 More on the Chinese from Lanier: "Those, peo"; pie were reallv grateful. They're the type of people" who want to do things for you and care about your; pi rsonal health. Everything is lied around doing ' things for the good of the sLde. ' ' ' "No one has a whole lot of anything but everybody has enough, you know what I mean," adddd the long jtitnper Calllornia scribes are terming . the most consistent Jumper America has had in the. l.i.-t, six years. YET UMI II seems 1 oristantly sun k in second ! place. "This is the way I led about it. I leel I cm win all the time. When I get beat, then the guy who-beat me had to work hard. I didn't give it to him. I ' aid the best I could that day. I'm satisfied." '; His peneral loathing of pro track plus that con- . .-le m v will put him, as he puts it, "right there in .,; the middle" w hen Olympic time comes around. Meanwhile, Lanier's schedule Is lull. There -Jo ;ti-i National AAU championships next we: k in En- n tine. Ou, the Pan-American Trials, a trianulji; laeei involving Germany, the U.S.. and Russia and''! itntr of Czechoslovakia. Plus Lanier i.s be inc. f , !, tine" t,-d alv.irious track c linics around the uuiittiy. ' Some cf the- attention comes because ol tSlJ" '' v. .! he hanclli-'d himself In China. "It's an out-'" .-l..m '.ii'ier ruuntry but I still don't want tu gel ..way ' lioin the c.ipit all in ol the I'nilcl M,it-s," Lanier iiir.ru'd. Any other way would he lu resy In Cincinnal I. "My goal i.s la establish something' new in Cin- " ' tinnatl and build the linupe of track and lidd, iii Cincinnati," said Al Lanier, long Jumper and dipVA ' mat and renowned Inter !iall'.;iial blitii j :, iiii. mi,' wiih 1 I: ip. M'"'t" I 1 I,; v. iil", exc i lf.1 impair ie-when I be Mew Yt.ik Cine mrciti. AU: -., he h. llK-V tiiid tl.o W; on lei. IP' s.iVs. 1. M'.'ll. !l. btnivJ .1 1 ii ki Is. '' t N r l L so aii; 1 : 1 11 .moled with !li' 1 i S I u I . Co; ir:t.s i t,"- M ! I i f lie ! '." : ' 111 :' ( III!. I! ,11 i;ie ti.il 1 V one they had ever tested. ANOTHER RED had a day and half In less than a day and that wii Cesar Geronlmo who rontributect three hits in four tries. Geronlirio if now eight for his last 10 and hns." added 23 points to hlrfaveruge in .two games, lifting it to .299. Clay Klrby, his right shoulder st-' verely bothered by a knot the size o a quarter, started and lasted five In-; nlngs to set himself up for his thirt straight victory. ' " But all Is not good. The arm. wilt be examined when Klrby returns to, Cincinnati. , , Pedro Borbon was on," the mound when the game was suspended and Anderson will probably; send him out there again to nail-, down the Reds' sixth straight Viclo-', ry over Chicago. Pat Darcy .will pitch' the regularly scheduled gaine beginning at 2:15 p.m. (EDT). llow Huns Svttrvd , . ' REDS SECOND (Stone pitching) Bcncb doubled and scored on Pere' single. Gernmmo singled. Pwei rd Geronimo moved up on a grounder and Perez srored on a wild pitch Kirby singled to left, scorino Gerommo. Three nms Reds, 3-0. , REDS THIRD Aorgan walked, took third o Bench s single and scored on Perer' sacrifice tly. Ona run Pods. 4-0 REOS FOURTH - With two out. Rose and Griffey singled and Morgan walked, loading tfie bases, Bench waked, forcing in Hose On run, Reds, 5-0 CUBS FIFTH - (Kirby pitching) Mltterwak) walked, took second on Trillo's single, moved to third on bench's throwing error and scored on Kessinger's single. One run Reds, 5-1 - , REDS SEVENTH (Watt pitching) Gernrtmo doubled, took third on a grounder and scored on Rose's bvnf hit. One run Reds, 6-1. REDS EIGHTH (Locker pitching) Morgan walked and Bench doubled. Perez singled, scoring Morgan and Bench Geronimo singled Perez scored when Ke-inger booted Concepcion's around heH. Rose was inteiw tionally walked. Grittey reached base on Kosyngers throwing error as Geronimo and Conception icorod. Five runs Reds, 11-1. ' CUBS EIGHTH - (Borbon pitching) LaCork enroled and MadicKk bunted tor a hit. Monday bunted the dinners up a base LaCock scored on a wild Ditch ana Mild-lock scored on Morales' tntteldhit. Two runs. Reds, 11-.. Game suspended after eight innings. Ml This Awl More CINCINNATI ab r CHICAGO ab r h Kessingerss 3 0 11 h bi Rose 3b Borbon p Grittevrf Morqan?b FlynnJb Benchc T Perez lb Plummerc 2 1 0 0 LaCocklf 4 1 I it 4 13 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 11' 3 0 0 0, 3 10 0 2 0 10 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 (l 0 0 0 0' 1 0 Madiock3b 0 0 Mondavcf 0 0 JeMralesrf 4 1 Thornton tb 2 4 Mittrwaldc 0 0 Tnllo?b 3 0 SStonep Geronimocf 4 3 Cncpcionss 5 1 Rttmund fO 0 0 0 1 Watto 0 0 Framnqp 0 0 Dunnph 1 1 Locker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 GFoster If Kirbvp Norman p 4 0 3 0 t 0 Crowley nn 1 0 Chaneyss 0 0 Total 39 11 13 8 Total 30 3 8 2 Cincinnati 031 100 is-11 Chicaao 000 010 02 3 E Bench, Kessinqer 2. OP Cineinno'l 2. LOB Cincinnati 13, Chlcaqo 7. ?B-Bench 2, S Stone, Gronimo SF T.Pr. IP H R r R BP. SO K.rbv 5 4 Norman 2 1 fjnrbon 1 3 S stone S?l wntl 1 ? Frailing 1 J u L,l ker 1 3 uPM l-v W lit IC Fo,te S Stone, Norman, Borbin. A fii 1 34 Al Lanier .'low up to be -po; t."M iii-rs. sui Jer will nevir be a nialer reheien nee', 1 covered lh" Li.lt Imore Ljy lor ,1 short time in PJ(i7. at the hi iv'l.t t1 U.8 rnifflomtmt. AsPle Irom i;MerqI ir.anaii-r Clive Toye, roach .Uo'K Mlllwar.l. a second-team lri-M loalie a :ul a BaH lihorean ir.iii.d Joe f p-1 ,1 wii') nvid," tli. team vji that solitary 1 a-.l'i li. I, tej ein, .pel-.? I m..!i.sh. ; ,. U is j.l.f I I Tjr t !hf ii iri iii..i:,'.s n.-.tne, a h: iv.1 -, trie only l'j-f.-r cv.r quot '.'.!. '.hi mil v en-.: hi .v.'.' Ttie .i r iilio hiievl :t pu;l-; 'ire i "."il ;.; 11, wliii ;lieil stuef UKiO ';..'.'. lift It.', to ..(e aM i p( 1 1 ' , I :,'m:!, ;i. I !)i 11 11. t :i:!.i r Lis 11. 1:1 1 1 V All. aid , w 1 1 I t! ;.)..' '. ;i ; . ill:" i: '.i in 'o -1 i-i . 1 aur K 'J il t ;lww pic1, 1 . -j n J i he- ?:it'.t I ' 1 I1.1 it I He '1.. 1 :. 'ii', v.i'ul.l Ir.ivli ;o ij ii.'.i) i ' !: i iy liie be.rt' mfcj, ; st it, i ni.'ju'. ' , . aire, IKS ti Mich in-vi;. 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