Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 7, 1974 · Page 4
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t*igfc Four HOPE (ARK.) STAfc Monday, October ?»1974 Doders rap Pirates JL to take 2-game edge Hope, Slick Davis claws Leopards By GARY MIHOCES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) There's nothing like two victories on the road before going home to make a team feel like the National League champions. "I'm not saying we're going to sweep, but we're the National League champs," said Jim Wynn, the power behind the Dodgers' season-long drive that has left them one victory short of the NL title and a World Series berth after Sunday's 5-2 triumph over the Pittsburgh Pirates. "We're in the driver's seat," said Ron Cey, who rapped a homer, two doubles and a single to tie the playoff record of four hits in one game set by Pittsburgh's Bob Robertson in 1971. "Now the Pirates got to pull all the stops," echoed Willie Crawford, whose pinch-hit single brought Cey home with the winning run against Pittsburgh's relief ace Dave Giusli. No team has overcome a 2-0 deficit since the best-of-five in- Ira-league playoffs began in 1969 and the Pirates task is made more difficult by the series shifting to Los Angeles. "I'd say we have our backs lo the wall," Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh said after the Dodgers scored three runs off Giusti to snap a 2-2 tie. "But we've been counted out of it nine or 10 times this year, and here we are playing in the big series," added Murtaugh, whose club was 14 games under .500 early in the season. Vikes,Cards,Pats go to 4-0 record By FRED ROTHENBERG . AP Sports Writer The Minnesota Vikings, the St. Louis Cardinals and the New England Patriots all lived to spend another week as National Football League unbeat- ens, but each club discovered victories in their bags at different times. Elsewhere, Atlanta defeated the New York Giants 14-7; Cincinnati tripped Washington 2817; Buffalo bounced Green Bay 27-7; Oakland pounded Cleveland 40-24; Chicago beat New Orleans 24-10; Pittsburgh clipped Houston 13-7; Denver defeated Kansas City 17-14; Los Angeles dropped Detroit 16-13 and Philadelphia downed San Diego 13-7. The New York Jets are at Miami to meet the Dolphins tonight, rounding out the NFL's fourth week of play. Quarterback Fran Tarkenton guided the Vikings 68 yards in the final two minutes to set up Cox' third field goal of the game. Calvin Hill's eight-yard touchdown run had given the Cowboys, 1-3 and off to their worst start since 1965, a wl-20 advantage. Bills 27, Packers 7 The Buffalo Bills can't be billed a one-man show anymore. "O.J. (Simpson) has some leg problems, but teams can't just worry about O.J. anymore," said quarterback Joe Ferguson, who completed 13 of 16 passes, seven of them to Ahmad Rasnad. Jim Braxton cracked into the end zone for three short-yardage touchdowns and Ferguson accounted for 175 yards and one TD to Rashad. Broncos 17, Chiefs 14 Uttle Calvin Jones was a big pain to Knsas City. The 5-foot-7, 169-pound cor- nerback swiped a Mike Livingston pass and ran it back to the Kansas City 11, setting up rookie Jim Keyworth's winning touchdown run that gave the Broncos thir first victory of the season. Steelers 13, Oilers 7 Joe Gilliam completed four straight passes to set up Preston Pearson's game-deciding, nine-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Bears 24, Saints 10 Practice paid off for the Chicago Bears when Gary Huff passed 39 yards to Bo Rather for the clinching score. "I really wasn't surprised, though, because we ran the play all week," said Huff, who also scored on a quarterback sneak. Rams 16, Lions 13 The Rams' Lawrence McCutcheon, who says he's "not faster, but I think I have better quickness," proved quicker than the Detroit defense by gaining 124 yards on 21 carries and catching five passes for 43 more. Eagles 13, Chargers 7 Philadelphia intercepted four San Diego passes, with Randy Logan taking one 46 yards for a touchdown, to beat the Chargers. Bengals 28, Redskins 17 Cincinnati defensive back Lamar Parrish returned the Redskins' first punt 90 yards for the game's first touchdown and later scooped up a Jerry Smith fumble and darted 47 yards for another score. Falcons 14, Giants 7 Ray Brown raced 59 yards down the sidelines with an interception of a Norm Snead pass for Atlanta's winning touchdown. "I didn't believe he'd throw it," Brown said. "I was about five feet away from (Ray) Rhodes in great position. He threw it. I caught it." Raiders 40, Browns 24 Oakland quarterback Ken Stabler fired three touchdown passes, connecting with Fred Biletnikoff for 11 yards, Clarence Davis on a 45-yard bomb and Cliff Branch with a 10- yarder as the Raiders bounced back from a 10-0 firsts-period deficit. Pro Football By The Associated Press National Football League American Conference Eastern Division W L T Pet. PF PA New Eng 4 0 0 1.000 124 61 Buffalo 3 1 0 .750 80 63 Miami 2 1 0 .667 76 71 NY Jets 1 2 0 .333 51 61 Bait 0 4 0 .000 26 122 Central Division Cinci 3 1 1 .750 99 47 Pitt 2 1 1 .625 78 59 Houston 1 3 0 .250 42 64 Cleve 1 3 0 .250 58 109 Western Division Oakland 3 1 0 .750 104 42 Kan City 2 2 0 .500 62 67 Denver 1 2 1 .375 65 96 San Diegol 3 1 .250 62 79 National Conference Eastern Divisiou W L T Pet. PF PA S.Louis 400 1.000 87 29 Philphia 3 1 0 .750 59 34 Wash 2 2 0 .500 70 58 Dallas 1 3 0 .250 61 50 NYGiantsl 3 0 .250 51 61 Central Division Minn. 4 0 0 1.000 73 51 Chicago 2 2 0 .500 69 53 Grn Bay 2 2 0 .500 65 91 Detroit 0 4 0 .000 4 61 Western Division L.A. 3 1 0 .750 71 43 S.F. 220 500 45 78 NewOrl. 1 3 0 .250 37 78 Atlanta 1 3 0 .250 37 61 Oct. 7 Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. Date AJU. PJM. Major Minor Major Minor Pay Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday v'ridf./ ••aturday :.' IT.,! 0 10:15 11:20 12:40 1:30 4:35 5:35 6:30 7:20 8:10 9:00 9:45 10:40 11:45 12:15 1:10 2:05 2:50 3:40 5:05 6:10 7:00 7:50 8:35 9:25 10:15 The Dodgers, who won 3-0 Saturday behind the pitching of Don Sutton, led 2-0 into the Pirales' seventh Sunday, and Pittsburgh's 15 scoreless innings matched the playoff record they set in two games against Cincinnati in 1970. The Pirate famine ended in the seventh inning when singles by Paul Popovich, Richie Zisk and Al Oliver helped Pittsburgh pull to a 2-2 tie against Dodger starter Andy Messersmith. However, Murtaugh had to sacrifice starting pitcher Jim Hooker for a pinch-hitter in that inning, and the Dodgers broke the game open in the eighth against Giusti. Cey, who made two errors in the Dodgers' first-game victory, opened the inning with a double into the left field corner. He then beat catcher Manny Sanguillen's throw to third on a ball tapped weakly in front of the plate by Bill Russell and scored on Crawford's bloop single to left. A single to right by frees- winging Manny Mota then chased Giusti and scored Russell, before Dave Lopes stroked another single off rookie Larry Demery to score Crawford with the final run. Ramon Hernandez, the third Pirate reliever, got Steve Garvey to hit into a bases-loaded double play to end the inning, but Dodger relief ace Mike Marshall shut out the Pirates over the final two innings. The Pirates will pin their hopes on Bruce Kison, 9-8, when the series resumes Tuesday, while the Dodgers will counter with Doug Rau, 13-11. By JOHN WAV Hope Hilighis Writer The Hope Bobcats captured their second win of the season by defeating the Malvern Leopards, 25-7, last Friday night at Hammons Field. The victory was the Bobcats' first at home and also their first conference win. Hope, started out fast in the first quarter. The Bobcats scored on their first possession as sophomore tailback Slick Davis scored from the five. Included in the 9-play 35-yard drive were passes to Jimmy Williams and Marshall Scott, by quarterback Mark Harris, covering 16 and 15 yards. The Pat by Jud Martindale was off, leaving the score at 6-0 with 7:01 left. Malvern came right back by •• holding Hope deep in their own end and getting good field position on the punt. The 9-play 53-yard drive was climaxed by a five-yard pass from Tim Cranford to Mike Skinner for the touchdown. Skinner also caught a 26-yard pass to highlight the drive. Mike Phillips tacked on the extra point giving Malvern a 7-6 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Slick Davis ran it back 93 yards for an apparent touchdown, but the Bobcats were called for offsides and Malvern kicked over. That didn't stop the Bobcats as on the first play from scrimmage, Harris hit Williams for a 69- yard touchdown pass. The two- point try failed. Malvern had a break later in the quarter when Hope fumbled a punt. But Hope got the ball right back as Mark Harris intercepted a Tim Cranford pass and returned it to the Hope 39. Three plays later Slick Davis scored his second touchdown of the first half. The two point try again failed as Hope led 18-7 with 4:56 left in the half. Hope had another chance in the last minute fail as Jud Martindale's 29-yard field goal attempt was short. The attempt was set up by Harris' second interception of the quarter. The fourth Hope touchdown came in the third quarter. The Bobcats scored on a 65-yard drive with Slick Davis again carrying in the TD. Davis scored his third TD on a run of four yards. The score made the final tally, 25-7. Neither team threatened during the final quarter except for Hope who had a touchdown called back due to a penalty. The quarter was plaged by fumbles and interceptions. Hope had two fumbles during the final stanza and three for the game. Malvern also had two and three for the game. The Bobcats picked off four Leopard Brown each getting one. Malvern intercepted two Hope passes. The Hope defense, led by Terry Martin and Mike Butler, played an outstanding game. They allowed Malvern 112 yards passing while shutting off the run by allowing the Leopards only 15 yards on the ground. Hope had 352 yards total offense with 144 yards passing and 208 yards rushing. The Bobcats are now 2-3 on the year while Malvern dropped its fifth straight without a win. Friday the Bobcats travel to Crossett, to face the Eagles in a 7-AA clash. Oakland takes 5-0 win over Baltimore By RON ROACH AP Sports Writer OAKLAND (AP) — It was a familiar script: Oakland trailing Baltimore in the American League playoffs until Sal Bando started swinging at Dave McNally's pitches. There were a few new wrinkles thrown in, such as two errors by the usually sure- handed Baltimore Orioles. They enabled Bando and Ray Fosse to drive in four unearned runs with home runs as the A's rebounded from Saturday's 6-3 defeat to whip the Orioles 5-fl Sunday behind Ken Holtzman's five-hit pitching. The A's, two-time defending World Series champions, victimized McNally for the second straight year to square the best-of-five-game series at 1-1. A year ago in Baltimore, Bando homered twice against Taking a break —Beiuieu Wood photo with Star camera Clay O'Steen, defensive end for the Bobcats, takes a break during last Friday night's game. The Hope defense held the Malyern Leopards to 15 yards on the ground in their 25-7 victory. The win gave the locals a 2-3 season record. McNally, and had a third homer taken away by a leaping catch. Bando led oft the fourth inning by watching two pitches miss the strike rone, then, he said, "I tried to hold up on my swing and popped it up. I was just depressed,-" But Bobby Grich, Baltimore's Golden Glove-caliber second baseman, dropped the high pop in foul territory. "I had it right in my glove," Grich said. "It wasn't like the ball was right in the sun — just a little bit." The repreived Bando lined a three-ball, one .strike fast ball over the left-field fence, just eluding the glove of Baltimore's Don Baylor. "I thought he caught it," Bando said of a play that would have been a re-run of Al Bumbry's leaping grab in Game Two of the 1973 playoffs in which Holtzman outpitched McNally, 6-3. Fosse, sidelined much of the season from surgery on a disc in his back, credited teammate Jesus Alou's "magic wand" after belting a double in the seventh inning and the three- run homer in the eighth off of Grant Jackson. An error by substitute shortstop Frank Baker kept the innuig going for Fosse. "It's heavier, 35 ounces, and has more wood," said Fosse, who wasn't sure he'd be a starter behind the plate until Friday night. "I dreamed I'd hit a three-run homer. It came two days later," he said. The playoffs move to Baltimore Tuesday for the third and fourth games, plus a fifth if necessary on Thursday. PUNT, PASS & KICK AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED THE CITIZENS NATIONAL BANK FIFTH ANNUAl AUTO-BOAT SHOW FUN ENTERTAINMENT COLD DRINKS DOOR PRIZES Citizens National Bank is going all out this year to give you a look at all the new '75 autos, trucks, and motorcycles plus the latest in water recreational crafts and equipment. You'll also be able to view a wide array of farm implements. Bring the kids and drop by for a fun-filled evening, complete with free cold drinks, balloons and live entertainment. The Pine Bluff Singers will be performing from 8:00 till 9:00 P.M. and while all this is happening, the Citizens National Bank will be holding drawings for ten $10 and ten $25 savings accounts. Don't forget!!! Come on out to the 3rd District Livestock Coliseum between 7:00 and 9:30 P.M. on October 8 and let the friendliest bank in town extend its friendliness to you. NATIONAL MEMBER F.D.I.C. BANK OF HOPE THE FRIENDLIEST BANK IN TOWN

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