The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 10, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 10, 1968
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Daring-Do By Dai Pays Off • By HAt BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer : Introducing ... Alvin Dark's two-catcher offense, a new wrinkle" designed to battle the Great Hit Famine of 1968. Dark used both Duke Sims and Jose Azcue, Cleveland's regular catchers, Sunday against the Detroit Tigers, stationing Azcue behind the plate :and Sims in, of all places, left field. : Naturally, it paid off with ,'Sirns doubling and scoring on [Azcue's single in the fifth inning 'and then homering in the sev- Jenth for the Indians' other run as Luis Tiant blanked the Tigers '2-0 on a four-hitter. I Only three other games were iplayed in the American League Sunday. Washington pounded jMinnesota 7-4 and New, York 'swept a doubleheader from California 8-1 and 3-2. Chicago's •gam at Boston and Oakland's idoubleheader at Baltimore were ^postponed out,of respect to the [memory of the late Sen. Robert JF. :; Kennedy. f. !-'! decided on Sims in left jfreld because of this ball park," jsaid Dark, who last week employed another catcher, Ken •Suarez, at both third base and •second base against Chicago. I "I figure if Willie Horton can play left field here, Duke can," Dark continued. "I just told .Sims to let (Jose) Cardenal \ catch all the balls he coud breach." "Sims caught two fies and de. fended his outfielding. ; "I can catch fly balls and any ;ball in my area I'm going to • take," he said. • Washington erupted for seven hits and six runs with two out in :the fourth inning and whipped • the Twins. Pitcher Joe Cole• man, who had only two hits all jast year, matched that total Sunday and contributed a two• run double to the big rally. ; Mike Epstein started the rally :with a two-out single and Paul : Casanova and Bernie Allen fol- ! lowed with singles. Coleman • doubled and Fred Vaentine and ' Ed Stroud singled. After Frank •Howard walked, Ken McMullen ' singled for two more runs. ' Harmon Kilebrew had a two- : run homer for the Twins. Stan Bahnsen pitched the ' Yankees to their first game vic- . tory over the Angels and then '. Charlie Smith's pinch single . drove in the winning run in the : bottom of the ninth of the nightcap, completing the sweep. Roy White drove in two runs ' with a pair of early singles and :Jake Gibbs' two-run single ! keyed a five-run Yankee uprising in the sixth inning that • wrapped up the opener. Balm isen won his sixth, although he • lost his shutout when the Angels . bunched three singles with two ' out in the ninth. Some shoddy Yankee fielding ; ,cpst Steve Barber two runs in .the nightcap and the game was "tied 2-2 going into the bottom of • : the ninth. Errors by Bobby Cox • and Tom Tresh had set up one /run and a dropped throw at first •base by Ruben Amaro on. an at' tempted double play allowed the other to score. •• But Bill Robinson opened the : Yankee ninth with a singe and •moved up on Cox' sacrifice. I Gibbs was intentionally walked • and Smith delivered his fifth .;• pinch hit in seven trips as Rob.' inson scored. j S-J&y HEKSCHEL NISSENSON rSissodated Press Sports Writer i% Baseball's fruslrated sluggers ;3iave been crying all spring for . : Vjwarm weather. They got it in ^•Cincinnati Sunday—and let the itjiitchers have it. ' : £'The temperature was up i/around 100 degrees as the Reds |j|nd St. Louis Cardinals sprayed 3JS hits around Crosley Field in • •Splitting a doubleheader. ^The Cards exploded for 10 fgons with two out in the fifth in- clling of the opener to overcome feign eight-run deficit and pound ;Sut a 10-8 victory. The Reds ifalted M to to* nightcap but COURIER NEWS PAGE TEN Monday, June 10, 1068 pulled out a 7-6 triumph in' nings. Elsewhere, Los Angeles edged Philadelphia 4-3, Atlanta beat the Chicago Cubs 4-0 but dropped the secondgame 6-5, San Francisco swept the New York Mets 5-4 and 4-1 and Pittsburgh defeated Houston 3-1. It wasn't a day for pitchers in Cincinnati. The Cards and Reds trotted out 19 of them, including six who appeared in both games. Steve Carlton of St. Louis, who fell behind 8-0 in the opener but was taken off the hook, came back in the 10th in- 1 ning of the nightcap and tooki the loss when Leo Cardenas dou-1 lead in the.first.inning of the second game and added one more in the fourth. Vada Pinson got that one back with a homer in. the Reds' fourth and they closed in with a cluster of four in the sixth on Pinson's two-rim single and Mack Jones' two-run homer. Johnny Bench's sacrifice fly brought home the tying run in the eighth. The second-place Dodgers stretched their winning streak to seven games by rallying for two runs in the last of the ninth to turn back the Phillies. Paul Popovich opened the inning with his first 'major league home run off Woody Fryman, who was shooting for his sixth straight win. With one out Fryman walked Jeff .Tqrborg. ten Gabrielson batted for winning pitcher Jim Brewer and blooped a single to center, sending pinch runner Jim Fairey to third. Grant Jackson replaced Fryman and center fielder Don Lock dropped Willie Davis' fly MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. St. Louis ..'.. 33 23' .589 — Los Angeles 32 26 .552 2 Atlanta .... 29 25 .537 3 San Fran. . 30 26 .536 3 Cincinnati . 27 26 .509 Vk Phia'phia 25 25 .500 5 Chicago ... 26 28 .481 6 New York .24 29 .453 7% .Pittsburgh . 21 29 .420 9 Houston ... 22 32 .407 10 Saturday's Results St. Louis 7, Cincinnati 2 Houston 3, Pittsburgh 2 Los Angeles 5, Philadelphia 3 Only games scheduled Sunday's Results St. Louis 10-6, Cincinnati 8-7, 2nd game 12 innings Atlanta 4-5, Chicago 0-6 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 1 San Francisco 5-4, New York 4-1 • Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 3 Today's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Pittsburgh at San Francisco St. Louis at Atlanta, N New York at Los Angeles, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago St. Louis at Atlanta, N Pittsburgh at San Fran., N Houston at Philadelphia, N New York at Los Angeles, N bled home Tony Perez from first base with two out in the last of the 12th. Dal Maxvill was on second base with two out when tire Cards erupted in the fifth inning of the first game. Julian Javier doubled him home, Curt Flood walked and Orlando Cepeda singled Javier across. Mike Shannon walked and Tim McCarver's two-run single knocked out starter Gerry Arrigo. Reliever Bob Lee walked Roger Maris and Maxvill, up for the second lime in lire inning, singled in two more runs. Pinch hitter Johnny Edwards also singled to make it 8-7. Lou Brock greeted reliever Bill Kelso with a three-run homer to close out the scoring. St. Louiii jumped off to a 5-0 Detroit .... Cleveland . Baltimore . Minnesota • Boston .... Oakland .. New York . Wash'n. ... California . Chicago ... American W. 35 32 30 28 26 .25 League L>. Pet. G.3. 20 .636 — 24 .571 Vk 24 .556 4Vi 27 .509 7 28 .481 8% 28 .472 9 30 .464 9% 30 .444 10J& 32 .439 11 30 .423 11% Saturday's Results Detroit 3, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 8, Oakland 1 Chicago 4, Boston 0 Only games scheduled Sunday's Results New York 8-3, California 1-2 Washington 7, Minnesota 4 Cleveland 2, Detroit 0 Only games scheduled Today's Games Oakland at Cleveland, N California at Boston, N Chicago at New York, N Baltimore at Washington, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Minnesota at Detroit, 2, twi- night Oakland at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Washington, N Chicago at New York, N California at Boston, N ball and Fairey scored the winning run. Fairey probably would have scored anyway after the catch. Adofo Phillips' scratch single with the bases loaded broke an eighth-inning tie and Chicago's five-game losing streak in the nightcap of their doubleheader with the Braves. The Cubs had tied the score in the fifth on Ron Santo's two-run single. Atlanta won the opener as Joe Torre belted two homers am scored three runs and Ken John son and Claude Raymond scat tered nine hits. The Giants won their opener from the Mets on run-scoring singles with two out in the ninth by Willie McCovey and Willie Mays. The rally wiped out a 4-' New York lead and prevented rookie Jerry Koosman from becoming the major leagues' sec; ond 10-game winner; The -defeat, however/ was charged to Cal Koonce. •" '•. • • Mays blasted.his llth homer in the fifth inning, putting 1 him in fifth place on the all-time extra base hit list with 1,133.' Mike McCormick scattered six hits in the second game as the Giants nicked Don Cardwell, 1-7, for all their runs in the first two innings. . Pittsburgh got 8 1-3 innings of five-hit pitching .from rookie Bob Moose in beating Houston. By winning, the Pirates climbed out of last place and dumped the Astros in. Moose was making only his second : start and picked up his first victory of the season.after four defeats. Ron Kline nailed the last two outs. Rusty Staub and Bob Aspromonte of Houston and Pitts- I burgh's Maury Wills did not show up for the game. They had said they would stay away out of respect for the memory of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Eastern Division THESE INDIANS have no "reservations" about scalping Amercan-League foes.' From left, they are, Steve Hargan, Sonny Siebert, Sam McDowell and Luis Tiant.. Tiant yes- 'terday blanked the Tigers, 2-0, for his fifth shut-out of the ...season.. ' Arkansas Shreveport Memphis . Dal-FW . W. L.Fct.G.R . 27 23 -.540 • 27 26 .509 VA . 23 28 '.451 "4% . 23 32 .418 6% Western Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Albuquerque 30 21 .588 — El Paso .... 30 23 .566 1 Amarillo ... 25 26 .490 5 San Antonio 22 28 .440 7& Sunday's Re s ults El Paso 7, Albuquerque 6 Arkansas 5, Memphis 4 Shreveport 4, Dallas-Fort Worth 0 Amarillo 4-2, San Antonio 1-1 Today's Games El Paso at Albuquerque Memphis at Arkansas Shreveport at Dallas-Fort Worth (Only games scheduled) Eight By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Major league baseball's inability to hit the ball seems to have affected the Blytheville American Legion squad as well. Fortunately, like the Chicago White Sox, the Dud Ca- sons were able to take advantage of a minimum of bingles yesterday to sweep a doubleheader from the Helena Mohawks. Coach Dwight Williams' varsity topped their guests, 7-6, in the first game,- getting only •three .hits. The "B" squad tripped their foes, 6-2, with just five bingles. * * * Mike Brothers continued to Double Steal, Error Give Travs Victory LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A double steal benefitted from a throwing error and Arkansas dumped Memphis 5-4 to retain the Texas League lead Sunday. Leron Lee socked a pair of home runs for the Travelers and Chico Rivera added one. The big development came in the eighth inning, though, with the scored tied 4-4. John Sipin was on third, thanks to a pair of errors and a sacrifice, and Sonny Ruberto was on first when the double steal began. On the throw to second, Mem-1 phis stortatop Tony Canzaro cut off the ball and threw for home, hoping to catch Sipin, but the throw went over home plate. In other Texas League games unday, El Paso beat Albuquerque 7-6, Shreveport downed Dallas-Fort Worth 4-0, and Amarillo took two from San Antonio, 4-1 arid 2-1. Memphis ... 000202000-483 Arkansas ... 000 103 Olx—5 8 1 Paul, Raziano 6 and Ezell; Martin, Reuss 4, Hilgendorf 7 and Ruberto. W-Hllgendorf, 4-0. L—Raziano, 3-1. Home runs — Memphis, Foster 2; Arkansas, Lee 2, Rivera. National League •Batting (115 at bats)—Rose, Cin., .356; M. Alou, Pitt., .333. Runs —-. Rose, Cin., 41; A. Johnson, Cin., 36. Runs batted in—Perez Cin., 35; Santo, Chic., 32; Bench, lin., 32. Hits-Rose, Gin., 80;Flood, St.L., 78. Doubles — Brock, St.L., 17; Rose Cin., 15; Bench, Cin., 15. Triples—B. Williams, Chic., 6; Clemente, Pitt., 5. Home runs—Hart, S.F., 11; Mays, S.F., 11. Stolen bases—W. Davis, L.A., 12; Wills, Pitt., 12. GETTING IN SHAPE, New York Giants fullback Tucker Frederickson runs up and down steps at Yankee Stadium 10 times each .day to build up knee operated on during the off season. In addition, he runs around the field and lifts 30- pound weights as part of iiis workday routine to get ready for iall football. American League Batting (115 at birth)-F.How- ard, Wash., .342; Yastrzemski, Bost., .339. White,, N.Y., 31; F. Howard, Runs - McAuliffe, Del., 31; Wash., 31. Runs batted in—F. Howard, Wash., 47 ;PowelI, Bait., 35. Hits—F. Howard, Wash., 69; Yastrzemski, Bost., 64. Doubles—R. Smith Bost., 18; B. Robinson, Bait., 15. Triples — .Fregosi, Calif., 6; McAuliffe, Det, 6. Home runs — F. Howard, Wash., 22; W. Horton, Det., 16. Stolen bases — Campaneris, Oak., 22; Cardenal, Cleve., 14. National League Pitching (4 decisions) — Selma, N.Y., 5-0, 1.000; Marichal, S.F., 10-2, .833. Strikeouts—Singer* LA. 97; Marichal, S.F., 90; ' American League Pitching.. (4 decisionsjr-John, Chic., 4-0, 1.000; McLain, Det., 9-2, .818: . ' " • St'rikeouts — McDowell, Cleve., 114; Tiant, Cleve., 92. lllllll!HIIIIHIHIIIIIIIIIIIIillliiTillllHII!lllllllll!IIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIII Fights Weekend Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANAGUA, NICARAGUA Eduardo "Ratan" Mojica, H6, Nicaragua, outpointed Chart- chai Chonio, 116, Thailand, 10. MEXICO CITY-Erubey Car- 1 mona, 13314, Mexico, stopped Joe Brown, 134, New Orleans, 4.; 'pace Cason hitters as he banged out his third home run of the season in the fifth inning. He also had a single in four trips to the plate. Dee Human had the only other hit in the winning effort, a bunt single in the fourth. The Casons netted three markers in the third without a hit. Five straight walks followed by an error -at short set up the outburst. Brothers' homer scored the two in the fifth and two more crossed in the sixth, again without a hit. Four walks and another error accounted for the winning markers- Jimmy Moore started on the mound and Keith Prichard came on in relief to strike out the side in the seventh and get. the win. * •*• * Gary Richardson pitched superbly in the nightcap to give the Casons a sweep. .He limited the Mohawks to five singles while fanning six and walking four in seven innings. ' Imitating the varsity, the "B'Vboys scored three (in the first) without a hit. One run in the third sparked by Danny Beck's double and two more in the fifth highlighted by singles by Beck and Newell Jerome completed the scoring. The double win helped remove the sting of two losses at Sikeston on Saturday where the Casons were beaten 2-1 and 19-1. * * • .* • OSCEOLA'S INDIANS, led by superb hurling by Roger Sledge, whipped Lepanto on Saturday, 4-0. Sledge had a no-hitter until the ninth. One single in the final frame ruined his bid for fame but he got his shutout with little trouble. The, Indians got three hits off former Cason Jerry McLaughlin but made those . three count; Jim Dobson doubled home a run in the first and in the fourth two walks, a hit and two errors plated the final tallies. . . Wednesday, the Indians travel to Memphis, to meet Capleville and on Friday entertain S&W .Construction Co. in a 7:45 tussle. The S&W squad-is made up of Memphis State players according to Osceola coach, Joe Mr. Farmer: WE HAVE LEE & DAVIS SOYBEANS CALL OR SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY ELLIS GIN CO. INC. BARFIELD PH. PO 3-6614 Bratcher. ': " TRI-COUNTY JUNIOR, action on Saturday saw HARRISON'S DRAGONS itop BLYTHEVILLE AIR FORCE BASE, 8-7. BAFB scored seven un- .earned runs in the fifth but •Harrison rebounded with five in the sixth and one in an extra inning to win.. Jenkins' hit tied the score and Attleberry stole home with the clincher. Sawyer started but Davis:reliefed and got credit for the-win.. Johnson took the loss, for the Air Basers- . Emil Gibson had a single and triple to pace the winners. • * * .* : PEE WEE PLAY gave the REDSKINS a 5-2 win over the' HORNETS on -Friday. Wilson earned wining pitcher honors with Greg Lutz the loser. . The CHIEFS outscored the FROGS, 15-6, in a Saturday battle. Gaines was the winner and Farris the loser. MIDGET LEAGUE tussles continued on Friday. The FALCONS toppled the ORIOLES, 12-3. Southard's hurling brought him the win as Gunter had to accept the defeat. Need fires? Get SEARS PRICE FIRST YOU'tl PAY IESS for an ULSTATE TiRE ond GET MORI Call PO 3-1600 for SEARS extra-low catalog price. Catalog Sales Office Plaza Shopping Center Your Vote and Influenee Appreciated! Re-Elect WILLIAM BERRYMAN SHERIFF JUST CHECK HIS RECORD! Pol. Ad. Paid For By William Berr-yman SEE US FOR: • DRAGLINE — FARM DITCHING • BULLDOZER WORK —MOTOR GRDR. • CRANE WORK —LARGE OR SMALL Johnson Concrete Co, So. 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