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By Frank ElHs Conrler News Sports Editor "Give us some big print, Frank," were Gene Hancock's first words this morning as the coach of the Little League LIONS called to report last night's action. "We won our first ball game," he. immediately explained. Having dropped their first three battles, Gene's pride was understandable. The Lions bested the HOLIDAY INN squad, 2-1, as Terry Lott allowed only one hit for the win. In another LL game, JAYCEES edged RANDALL, 1-0, as both teams were limited to two hits behind the fine hurling of winner Green and loser Johns. Green fanned 18 while John! struck out 13. * * * Blytheville's AMERICAN LEGION CASONS would probably just as soon not have any print at all after last night's 9-3 loss to Poplar Bluff. Though getting eight hits to the winners' nine, the men of Coach Dwight Williams made too many mistakes in the field. Four errors helped give the visitors six runs in the first three innings and pitcher Barry Stahl coasted to the win. Blytheville scored single runs in the first, fifth and eighth. Dee Human and Greg Buys each had two hits with Buys' two doubles driving in one run. Lions Win First; Mistakes In Field Hurt Cason Cause Stan Williams homered In the fifth to account for the second tally while Mike Brothers had plated Human with a single in the initial frame. Tonight, the Casons play host to North Little Rock in a single game at 7:30 and meet the same foe tomorrow in a 1:30 twinbill. * * * TRI-COUNTY ACTION, junior division, saw the HARRISON DRAGONS nip TRUMANN, 2-1 when Allen Sanders stole home to give Sawyer the win even though the Dragons had only three hits. Trumann threatened in the bottom of the seventh but-a. triple play saved the day. After a homer, two hits and a walk filled the sacks. A tap to the mound led to a force at the plate, an out at first, and when the runner on second kept coming, the return throw nipped him at home to end the game. The Dragons, who will meet Monette on Monday, now have a 3-0 league mark. * * *PEE WEE play gave the REDSKINS a 7-5 win over the FROGS. Farris took the pitching loss while Wilson got the win with valuable relief help from Bunch. MIDGET LEAGUE action .produced an 11-7 win for the ORIOLES over the'HAWKS. Big blow was a homer by Lawrence which gave Thomas the victory and Phil Kasdorf the defeat. * * * BLYTHEVULE AIR FORCE BASE'S Little League continues apace and is nearing completion of regular season play, according to Sgt. Bill Moore. Next Friday will conclude league play. Pee Wee (Minor) League playoffs are set for the 24th, 25th and 26th while (he major league tournament begins July 1. Present standings In the Pee Wee division are as follows: Tigers, 7-2; Giants, 6-3; Cubs, 54; Senators, 5-4; Red Sox, 2-7; Yankees, 2-7. . Major standings show: Mets, 9-4 Braves, 8-5; Astros, 7-6; Piartes, 6-7; Cardinals, 6-7; Dodgers, 3-10. Moose 'Bulls' Way To Near-Fame y< 1 By ED SCBUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer Bob Moose of Pittsburgh kept its a no-hitter in the Pirates' Forbes Field. The rookie right-hander ran alive a short-running jinx—that his record to 3-0 against Hous- of beating Houston. But he j ton Friday night as the Pirates couldn't overcome a long-lived whammy—the one that prohib- BATTING LEADERS National League Batting (125 at bats)-Rose, Gin., .355;. M. Alou, Pitt., .34 Runs—Rose, Gin., 43; Santo, Chic. 40. Runs batted in—Perez, Cin., 40; Banks, Chic., 37. Hits—Rose, Cin., 87; Flood, St.L. 82. Doubles — Brock, St.L., 20; Rose, Cin., 17. Triples—B. Williams, Chic., 6; Clemente, Pitt., 6. Home runs — McCovey, S.F., 13; Banks, Chic., 12; Hart, S.F. 12. Stolen bases—Wills Pitt., 16; W. Davis, L.A., 12. beat the .Astros 3-0, and he made a serious bid for the first no-hitter ever in Forbes Field, which opened June 30,1909. But the whammy caught up with him after 7 2-3 innings when Julio Gotay blooped a sin- ji'.;;i gle to. right. Ron Davis singled in the ninth and Moose finished with a two-hitter. The longest previous hitless string at Forbes Field was 7 i-3 innings by Al Jackson '•'of the New York Mets on July 21,1965. Elsewhere in the National League Friday night, the Mets beat San Francisco 7-3, Cincinnati blanked St. Louis 7-0, Los Angeles beat Philadelphia . 6-0 and then lost to the Phillies 2-1 and the Chicago Cubs nipped Atlanta 2-1. Moose walked Rusty Staub with two out in the first and then retired 21 in a row before Gotay got his single. The victo- American League Batting (125 at bats) - Yas-, . _ trzemski, Bost., .335; F. How-jr.y:ran his record to 24, with ard Wash., .327. !Dot h victories coming in .start- Runs -'Yastrzemski, Bost,,! ing roles against Houston. His 33; McAuliffe, Det., 33; White, j other victory over the Astros N.Y. 33. Runs batted in—F. Howard Wash., 48; Powell, Bait., 39. Hits—F. Howard, Wash., 70; Yastrzemski. Bost., 65. Doubles—R. Smith Bost., 19; B. Robinson, Bait., 15; T. Horton, Cleve., 15. Triples—McAulifjfe, Del., 7; Fregosi, Calif., 6. Home runs F. Howard, Wash., 22; W. Horton, Del., 16. Stolen bases — Campaneris, came back to tie on Don Kessinger's single and stolen base, a groundout and Billy Williams' sacrifice fly. By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Ken Harrelson turned on three 'times as much power as Don Wert, but he couldn't have short-circuited Cleveland more completely than Wert did the Chicago White Sox. Wert, a little slower pulling the switch, waited until the 14th inning before blasting his seventh home run that brought the American League-leading Detroit .Tjgers a 6-5 victory over the White Sox Friday night. Harrelson held off until only the fifth inning before beginning a barrage of three consecutive homers that drove in seven runs | and surged the Boston Red Sox by the Indians 7-2. The rest of the league's hitters remained mostly grounded as Minnesota trimmed Baltimore 2-1 on infield hits, infield 13th, stole second, took third on a sacrifice and scored on an infield out, and Chicago had the winning run on second base before Detroit retired the side. The Tigers got into extra innings in the first place when Earl Wilson, making his first start since injuring a heel May 24, capped a four-run uprising in the fifth inning with a three-run homer.. The White Sox had taken a 4-0 lead with a brief and surprising show 'of power as Tom McCraw hit a .three-run homer.. Harrelson,, a ; 6-2, .ISO-pounder who hit .12 homers 'in ^part-time duty last season, has. really turned .on the voltage 'this year by blasting'13 homers with 37 runs batted in. ; He struck out and grounded out his first two .times at bat against Cleveland as Boston fell behind 1-0, but then he ignited, blasting two : and three-run homers in the fifth, and sixth innings off Luis. Tiant, 9-5.. He , belted another with a .man. on in the eighth off Eddie Fisher in his last time at bat, making it easy came in a brief fling, with the Pirates last year. The Pirates scored in the sec-- Bob Moose ond inning when Fred Patekl ,.,.,,,. .• • M • beat out a bunt for his first ma- «' lth the «&.<*.&* straight sin- outs and a wild pitch and errors | for Dick 'Ellsworth, 5-4, who helped California past Washing- coasted with a -five-Hitter, ton 2-0 and the New York Yankees by Oakland 5-4 in 10 innings. jor-league hit, stole second and went to third on catcher John Bateman's throwing error and came home on Jerry May's single. They scored again in the sixth on Donn Clendenon's homer and got their final run in the eighth. Oak., 23; Cardenal, Cleve., 14. R °okie Jerry Koosman go/ _________________ roughed up in the ninth when he yielded two runs but had enough to win his 10th game against National League two losses in the Mets' victory Pitching (5 decisions) — Sel-(over San Francisco, ma. N.Y.. 6-0, 1.000; Marichal, New York, winning its fourth S.F., 11-2 846. ' straight, scored once in the first Strikeouts-Singer L.A., 100; and then wrapped it up with Marichal, S.F., American League Pitching (5 decisions)—Hitler Det., 5-1, .833; McLain, Det., 10-2 .833. Strikeouts — McDowell, Cleve., 128; Tiani, Cleve., 102. four runs in the third on Don Bosch's solo .homer and Jerry Buchek's three-run shot. It was Bosch's first homer in the majors. Cincinnati broke open its scoreless duel with St. Louis by scoring four runs in the seventh ;)es. Lee May started the rally with one out and then Johnny Bench, Leo Cardenas, Mack Jones and Pete Rose followed with hits. Jones scored the inning's final run when he attempted to steal home and catcher Tim McCarver dropped the ball. Billy McCool and Ted Abernathy limited the Cardinals to three hits. Bill Singer raised his record to 6-5 by pitching a seven-hitter for his fourth straight victory in Los Angeles' opening game triumph over Philadelphia tha snapped a three-game losin; streak. The Dodgers clinched i with a two-run second and a three-run third. Philadelphia, held hitless fo 6 1-3 innings by Mike Kekich won the nightcap when Tony Gonzalez singled off Jim Brewer with the bases loaded in the ninth. Los Angeles scored off winner Woody Fryman, 9-5, in the sixth, but the Phillies tied it when Richie Allen tripled, for the first hit, in the seventh and scored on Don Lock's sacrifice fly. Fifth-inning doubles by Ernie ! Baltimore. . , ' „ ! TUou ol Wert, not noted as a power hitter at 5-foot-9, 165 pounds and only six homers all of last season, kept the juice flowing through the red-hot Tigers by wiping out the White Sox as the first hitter in the 14th. . The victory was the fifth straight and 10th in 11 games as the Tigers expanded their league lead to 6% games over Minnesota .ended a 'Six-game losing streak, although the Orioles' Tom Phoebus, 5-6, allowed Banks and Randy Hundley broke a 1-1 tie and gave Chicago a 2-1 victory over Atlanta. The Braves scored in the first on Hank Aaron's double and Deron Johnson's single. Chicago They almost burned themselves out in the 13th after taking a 5-4 lead against loser Bob Priddy, 0-3, on Bill Freehan's run-scoring hit. Luis Aparicio beat out a hit for the Sox in the PITFALLS AHEAD MAJdR LEAGUE STANDINGS San Fran Los Angeles 33 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. L, Pet. G.B. St. Louis ... 36 25 .590 — 32 29 .525 4 30 .524 4 Atlanta .... 30 29 .508 5 Chicago .... 30 29 .508 5 Cincinnati ..29 29 .500 5'A Phila'phia .. 27 27 .500 5% New York .. 28 29 .491 6 Pittsburgh . 24 31 .436 9 Houston ... 23 34 .404 11 Friday's Results Chicago 2, Atlanta 1 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 0 New York 7, San Francisco 3 Cincinnati 7, St. Louis 0 Los Angeles 6-1, Philadelphia 0-2 Today's Games San Francisco at New York Houston at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at Philadelphia, ! Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Chicago at Atlanta, N Sunday's Games Chicago at Atlanta Los Angeles at Philadelphia Cincinnati at St. Louis San Francisco st New York, 2 Houston at Pittsburgh, 2 Monday's Games Cincinnati at Atlanta, N. Houston at Pittsburgh, N Los Angeles at Phila'phia, N Only games scheduled N Detroit Baltimore Cleveland Minnesota Oakland . Boston New York California Chicago .. Wash'n American League W. L. Pet. G.B. 40 20 32 25 28 31 30 29 32 32 31 33 . 33 . 29 . 28 27 .27 27 24 24 .667 .561 .541 .483 .483 .482 .458 .458 .436 13% .421 14% Friday's Results Boston 7, Cleveland 2 Minnesota 2, Baltimore 1 California 2, Washington 0 New York 5, Oakland 4, 10 innings Detroit 6, Chicago 5, 14 innings Today's Games Washington at California Baltimore at Minnesota Boston at Cleveland Detroit at Chicago New York at Oakland, twilight Sunday's Games New York at California Washington at Minnesota Boston at Cleveland Baltimore at Oakland, 2 Detroit at Chicago, 2 Monday's Games New York at California, N Washington at Minnesota, N Baltimore at Oakland, N Cleveland vs. Chicago at Milwaukee, N Only games scheduled ' Our WorA Has To Be Good- We've Been Here 35 Years COME TO — BARKSDALE 32S South Broadway Manufacturing and Mac/tin* Work* PO 2-2911 only two infield hits in his six innings. Cesar Tovar beat out one of them in the first inning, stole second, took third on a grounder and scored on a wild pitch. 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Arkansas ... 30 26 .536 — Shreveport 28 30 .483 3 Memphis ... 25 31 .446 5 Dal-FW .... 25 35 .417 7 '•Western Division • ' W. L. Pet. GIB. Albuquerque 33 23 .589 — El Paso .... 34 24 .586 — Amarfflo ... 28 29 .419 5 San Antonio .. 24 30 .444 8 Friday's Results El Paso 17, Shreveport 6 San Antonio 6, Memphis 2 Amarillo 7, Arkansas 6 Albuquerque 2, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 Today's Games Amarillo at Memphis . .Dallas-Fort Worth at El Paso San Antonio at Arkansas Shreveport at Albuquerque COURIER NEWS PAGB SIX Saturday, 3vme 15, 1663 Gibbs-and Mickey. Mantle, but ruined the A's try for a fourth straight shutout with an unearned run of their own. Joe Pepitone tied the score with a two-run homer. But the Yankees needed more help in the eighth when Mantle walked, stole second and right fielder Reggie Jackson dropped Pepitone's pop fly to let in Mantle with the tying run. Then Mantle won the game in the 10th with a run-scoring single. 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