Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 21, 1974 · Page 4
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Four liOPK f.AHK ) SfAK Wednesday, August 21, Hope Star Sports Rangers know from (>xp(>rif>nc Standing around won't win games Ky BRUCE LOWITT AP Sports Writer Sometimes it doesn't pay to just stand around ... some- limes it does. Third baseman Ixmny Handle of Texas just stood around the ban—and nearly got lagged with a punch in the mouth for not moving away during the Rangers' 2-1 loss to Baltimore. And Bert Blyleven of Minnesota just stood around near third base and got tagged with ari error and a 2-1 loss to the New York Yankees for not being 90 feet away. Hut Kansas City pitcher Al Filzmorris played a losing game of dodge-ball with a couple of Cleveland line drives, then got away—and got a 2-0 victory over the Indians, too. In Tuesday night's other American League games, Detroit nosed out California 1-0 in 11 innings despite a 19-strikeout performance by the Angels' No- lan Kyan, the Boston Red Sox beat Chicago 8-2 and the Oakland A's trounced Milwaukee 71. Handle nearly recieved a Don Baylor punch. Baylor singled, then stole second in the Orioles' second inning. Catcher Jim Suridberg's throw went into cnnlcr field and Baylor had difficulty getting untangled from second baseman Dave Nelson before racing to third. Baylor said that when he got to third, Handle was standing in his way. "I told him to move aside and one word led to another." After a few punches, Handle backed off and both benches emptied. When the dust settled, Baylor went back to third, then scored on a single by Brooks Robinson. Yankees 2, Twins 1 Blyleven was near third. Catcher Glenn Borgmann was down the first base line, chas- ing a wild throw by shortstop Danny Thompson. And Bobby Murcer of the Yankees, was rounding third and suddenly noticed that nobody—except umpire Larry Napp—was anywhere near home plate. So Murcer raced home with the run that beat the Twins. Royals 2, Indians 0 Homers by Tony Solaita and Fran Healy sent Kansas City past Gaylord Perry and the Indians. Filzmorris pitched five three-hit innings but had to leave because of injuries sustained from hard grounders that bounced off his right leg and his pitching hand for hits. Tigers 1, Angels 0 Bill Frcehan's single in the llth inning gave Mickey Ixjlich and the Tigers their victory over the Angels, spoiling Ryan's near-record performance. The west proves superior in NL meetings T»_. f fWT»»»C**^ »*¥•*» 'Wl*t-tr*i»-A-». inrwm.* T *__ ._*_ T-V » , .. . . ^^ By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer The National League is playing the East-West game these days and Tuesday the West won ... and won ... and won ... and won ... and won ... and won. The wild, wild West won all six matches from the mild, mild East, leaving the two division races unchanged. The numbers went like this: Los Angeles Dodgers 18, Chicago Cubs 8; Cincinnati Reds 7, Philadelphia Phillies 1; Atlanta Braves 8, St. Louis Cardinals 6; San Francisco Giants 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 7 in 10 innings; San Diego Padres 3, Montreal Expos 0; Houston Astros 6, New York Mets 2. Dodgers 18, Cubs 8 The Dodgers, who snapped a six-game slump Monday, found the friendly outblowing Chicago Conference can now send one to tourney more ST. LOUIS (AP) - More than one team from a conference will be eligible to participate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament in the future, according to action taken Tuesday by the NCAA Executive Committee. The committee, which held its annual meeting here, announced a policy change which permits a team other than the conference title holder to be eligible for one of the 12 "at large" berths in the national tournament. Sixteen of the 32 tournament spots go to conference champions and four others are taken from regional tournaments conducted by the East Coast Athletic Conference. Under the new policy, however, no more than two teams- from a conference may play in the national tournament. Tickets for the 1975 tournament will cost more than before, the NCAA said. Ticket prices for early-round action will go up from $4 to $5 and prices for the finals—to be held in San Diego—will go up from $10 to $12. The price for admission to the 1976 finals in Philadelphia will go up to $12.50. The policy makers also announced that a 1974-1975 operating budget of $2,495,000 had been approved. The budget includes $200,000 for use in enforcing the NCAA's recruiting rules. Also adopted was a rule requiring coaches to open their locker rooms to newsmen 10 minutes after the end of a game. baseball Scores .626 .605 .541 .516 .452 .395 2R 13^2 By The Associated Press National League East W L St. Louis 65 59 Philaphia 62 61 Pittsburgh 62 61 Montreal 57 63 New York 52 67 Chicago 50 70 West Los Angeles 77 46 Cincinnati 75 49 Atlanta 66 56 Houston 63 59 San Fran 56 68 San Diego 49 75 .395 28k- Tuesday's Games lx>s Angeles 18, Chicago 8 Atlanta 8, St. Louis 6 San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 7, 10 innings Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 1 San Diego 3, Montreal 0 Houston 6, New York 2 Wednesday's Games Los Angeles (Messersmith 135) at Chicago (Bonham 10-15) St. Louis (Gibson 7-10) at Atlanta (Capra 10-«), N San Francisco (Williams 1-3) at Pittsburgh (Ellis 9-8) N New York (Koosman 11-8) at Houston (Griffin 12-5), N Philadelphia (Lonborg 13-11) at Cincinnati (T. Carroll 4-0), N San Diego (SpUlner 5-8) at Montreal (Renko 9-11), N Thursday's Games No games scheduled Pet. .524 .504 .504 .475 .437 .417 GB 2i /a 2R 6 10 Vila Boston Baltimore Cleveland New York Milwaukee Detroit Oakland GB 6 7 9 lOVs American League East W L Pet. 68 54 .557 62 59 .512 60 58 .508 61 61 .500 59 64 .480 58 65 .472 West 71 53 .573 Kan City 64 56 .533 Texas 62 62 .500 Chicago 60 63 .488 Minnesota 60 64 .484 11 California 49 75 .395 22 Tuesday's Games Kansas City 2, Cleveland 0 Baltimore w, Texas 1 Boston 8, Chicago 3 New York 2, Minnesota 1 Oakland 7, Milwaukee 1 Detroit 1, California 0, 11 innings Wednesday's Games Minnesota (Butler 4-5) at New York (Medieh 14-11) Chicago (Johnson 4-2) at Boston (Moret 6-5) Kansas City (Dal Canton 7-6) at Cleveland (Bosman 5-2), N Texas (Bibby 17-14) at Baltimore (Grimsley 14-10), N Milwaukee (Colborn 8-10) at Oakland (Odom 1-3), N Detroit (LaGrow 7-13) at California (Hassler 2-8)N N Thursday's Games Kansas City at Cleveland, N Texas at Baltimore, N Only games scheduled breeze to their liking and pounded out a club record 24 hits. The barrage included three home runs by Dave Ixjpes, who had only three others all season, and one apiece by Jimmy Wynn, Steve Garvey and Willie Crawford. Lopes also had a single, double and four runs batted in, Garvey had four RBI, Crawford had three singles in addition to his homer and Ron Cey had a double and three singles. Carmen Fanzone belted a grand slam for the Cubs and Rick Stelmaszek also homered, Reds 7, Phillies 1 Cincinnati remained 2% games behind Los Angeles when Johnny Bench hit his 25th home run of the season a three-run shot in the third inning, and Joe Morgan cracked his third in two nights. The victory gave the Reds a 75-49 mark after 124 games, the identical record they had at the same point last season when they trailed Los Angeles by IMs games. Braves 8, Cardinals 6 Darrell Evans climaxed a four-run second inning with his second two-run homer in two games. The Braves wiped out a 2-0 deficit in the bottom of the first when Ralph Garr singled, Marty Perez doubled and Henry Aaron singled. Giants 8, Pirates 7 Bruce Miller drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk off Juan Pizarro in the 10th inning to force in the winning run. Trailing 6-2, the Giants erupted for five runs in the top of the ninth to take a 7-6 lead but the Pirates sent it into overtime when Al Oliver and Willie Stargell singled and Oliver scored as catcher Dave Rader dropped Miller's throw on an infield grounder. Padres 3, Expos 0 Dave Freisleben hurled a | three-hitter and Willie McCovey blasted a three-run homer in | the fourth inning off Montreal's j Steve Rogers. Astros 6, Mets 2 Roger Metzger doubled, tripled and scored twice. The score was tied 2-2 in the fifth when he doubled and then scored. The Astros added a run in the seventh when Metzger tripled and came home on a wild pitch by Bob Miller. They picked up two more in the eighth. Trovs 1 Lindsey drives in four runs for win SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Shreveport broke Larry Volkening 's long string of scoreless innings here Tuesday night, but the Arkansas Travelers had the final say — an 8-2 Texas League victory. Going into the eighth inning, Volkening held an 0-0 lead and he had not been scored on in 29 innings. He gave up singles to Tom Stedman and Rick Oliver. Red Sox 8, White Sox 2 The Red Sox widened their East Division lead to 5% games as Dwight Evans hit a three- run double in the third and second baseman Doug Griffin turned in a series of sensational fielding plays to beat the White Sox. A's 7, Brewers 1 Sal Bando singled home Oakland's tie-breaking run in the eighth inning, then Gene Tenace slugged a grand-slam homer in the A's victory over Milwaukee. In National League action it was: Los Angeles 18, Chicago 8; Atlanta 8, St. Ixmis 6; Cincinnati 7, Philadelphia 1; San Diego 3, Montreal 0; Houston 6, New York 2, and San Francisco 8, Pittsburgh 7 in 10 innings. Will Blazers move? Georgia may be next By The Associated Press The Florida Blazers play the Portland Storm tonight, but they have Georgia on their minds. "Everybody is asking about a possible move of the team," said Blazers Coach Jack Pardee Tuesday. "Nobody is asking about Portland." If they did, they'd find out that Portland is winless in six games, while the Blazers have won five of six. Portland is in last place in the Western Division and Florida is in first in the Eastern Division, but the Blazers are also in> limbo, with persistent v rib£ niors of the franchise shifting' to Atlanta. Ajid that kind of talk made preparation difficult for tonight's World Football League game against the Storm. "If we play like we practiced today, we'll be embarrassed by 40 points," Pardee said. On the other hand, Portland's practices and games have both been the same—unsuccessful. Last week, the Storm was embarrassed by 22 points, losing to the New York Stars 38-16. In tonight's other WFL action, the Hawaiians are at Memphis, Southern California is at Philadelphia, Birmingham at Jacksonville and Houston at New York. In Thursday's nationally-televised game, the Chicago Fire, 5-1, will battle the Detroit Wheels, who have lost their six games. In Jacksonville, the Americans, 6-0, have the best total offense and the best record, but the Sharks, 2-4, have a new coach—Charlie Tate—who was greeted by a standing ovation from his new charges. A PERFECT WAY to end a hot evening of practice—cold slices of watermelon! Three Bobcats, (left) Mike Powell, Larry Butler, and Photo by Barbie Hendrlx with Star camera (right) Mickey McCormack enjoy a treat by the Hope Booster Club last night at Hammons Stadium. Both win their rounds at Eastern Open Whatever Evert, Connors want, they win Rv Tho AccA/>f ata/f O«*ACC A £»,,_ ti f • i • i . . , . By The Associated Press Wimbledon champion Jimmy Connors usually gets his way on the tennis court, and Tuesday was no exception. After threatening to withdraw from the Eastern Lawn Tennis Open at South Orange, N.J., unless the number of officials was increased for his first-round match, the top-seeded Connors polished off unranked Scott Carnahan in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. In the second game of the second set, Connors demanded that Carnahan be given credit for an ace that had been called long. Three volleys later, Carnahan attempted to return the favor but head umpire Ted Reed refused. After the first point was played in the third game, both men started to walk off the court. Connors shouted at Reed, "Either you get linesmen on all the lines, or I quit." After an argument, a 20-minute intermission and a conference, two extra line judges were brought out. Carnahan defended Connors' action as justified, saying, "He's not being an ogre this time." Elsewhere, all the top seeds won their first-round matches Tuesday in the 47th U.S. Professional Tennis Championship at the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass. Stan Smith, Tom Okker, Guillermo Vilas, Manuel Orantes, Marty Riessen and Jan Kodes all advanced. At the $30,000 Women's Grass Court Championships at the Newport Casino in Newport, R.I., Chris Evert breezed to her 48th consecutive victory, a 6-0, 6-1 decision over Kristy Pigeon. "The grass was perfect and I all didn't get a bad bounce day," said Miss Evert. In the 75th annual Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Championships at Haverford, Pa., defending champion Candy Reynolds and fourth-seeded Marcy O'Keefe were upset Tuesday in first-round play. Hog fans to see results of good recruiting year Little League hurlers have i shut-outs in World Series WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The winning pitchers in the opening games of the Little League World Series, including one who tossed a one-hitter, said they were not overwhelmed by their twin shutouts. Right-hander Bob Trauger, a 12-year-old from Tallmadge, Ohio, gave up seven singles Tuesday in his 8-0 win over Athens, Greece, the European champions. The team is composed of children of American military and diplomatic personnel. "They were hitting me pretty good," he said after the game. Lin Wen-Hsiung, another 12- year-old, pitched the one-hitter to lead Kao Hsiung, Taiwan, to a 16-0 victory over New Haven, Conn. Lin gave up three walks, blaming them on nervousness. Despite giving up only the one hit, he said he hoped to do better in the next game. For Taiwan's remaining opponents in the 28th annual series, that can mean only bad news. Teams from the Asian island have won three straight Little League titles, and after Tuesday's game the islanders are favorites again this year. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below S?JS« ta « en fr ° m Ri ° hard Alden Kni ^ ht ' s SOLUNAR lABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these toes, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has Date Aug. Day 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday A.M. Major Minor 8:35 2:50 3:45 4:40 9:30 10:25 11:25 5:35 P.M. Major Minor 9:00 3:15 9:55 4:10 10:50 5:10 11:45 6:05 By CONNIE HENDRIX Star Features Editor With the NCAA rule allowing freshmen to compete on major varisty teams, the three-year- old regulation has produced some surprises, both for coaches and fans. Freshmen of the caliber as Archie Griffin of Ohio State, Pitt's Tony Dorsett or Arkansas's own rookie-laden team of last year made the stands cheer. In fact, the 1973 Razorbacks were so green that the only unusual thing was if a player was not a freshman. 1974 will be no exception. Southwest Arkansas fans will be represented well on a rookie crop Frank Broyles calls "his best recruiting effort ever." Tackle Butch Baker of Malvern at 6-5 and 235 pounds will certainly receive a close look. Or Hope's own David Johnson, who was considered the number-two back in the state, after Brinkley's Jerry Eckwood. David, whose own statistics are impressive even with -all the other blue-chip running candidates, may be seen in varsity action this fall. James Langston of Prescott who was "Mr. Everything" at end may figure in Hog plans for this September. Newcomer Ike Forte, who promises to take Dickey Morton's place in the backfield, is a Texarkana, Texas product! Some experts have called Forte "the best Junior College running back in American today." With his great size and speed, Forte can run inside or outside with his distinctive gliding style. Malvern returns two lettermen back to the 1974 squad. Allen Perry at offensive tackle weighs in at 221 and stands 6-3. A junior with one letter, he will provide needed depth at any line position. Another Malvern lineman, Gerald Skinner, is ; a very special player. He has the distinction of earning all-state honors in both Texas and Arkansas. With his size of 6-5 and 250 pounds, he could become one of the greatest offensive linemen in Razorback history. Skinner, though just a sophomore, is already being touted for post-season honors. People who had nothing yesterday HAD to change to have something today. mm BURNS A\arCA- woo/iy «c HOPE, ARKANSAS • — ™ •" -™™^- "^••P- -*^^^- -^M^"- •^••^ -^M ' WRESTLING | HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM ! FRIDAY NIGHT AUG. 23,8:30 MAIN EVENT-4 MAN TAG TEAM ARMAN HUSIAN AND JOHNNY EAGLES .«-=• I ! I I ! r SCANDOR AKBAR AND ROCKET MONROE SEMI-FINAL EVENT ^ ARGENTINA IUMA - VS- THE MASKED GOLDEN HAWK PLUS TWO OTHER BOUTS Both Eagle aud Husian tried to get Akbar for a single bout. But the cowardly Scandor would not agree to anything but a tag team. Husian and Eagles told the promoter to have an ambulance available for Akbar will need it before the bout is over Friday night. ADVANCED TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AT THE $EV|N ELEVEN STORE ON WEST THIRD & WASHINGTON ST, IN HOP! RINGSIDE $2§Q GENERAL ADM $200 CHILDREN UNDER 11 $|(X) Colonel Sanders is cookin 1 chicken for fc picnics, So why should you? You t.uy*the food.".', the Picnic stuff is F R E E Thru LABOR DAY, SeptTnd. " Visit the Colonel COtONt- SAr.L'l H'? R£C !'• fried lU HIGHWAY 29 NORTH

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