The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 18, 1968
Page 8
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Blytheville Entry First By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor For the. second straight year, a Blytheville entrant was named a winner in the Fourth Annual Lions Club Horse Show at Kennett. Early last week, Sun's Rise and Shine captured first place honors in the juveniles on walking horses, mares or gelding class. The win was the second in.a row for a horse ridden by Miss Debbie Gaines of Yarbro. Last year, Debbie rode Diamond Merry Boy to a first place, finish in the English Pleasure-English Equipment Division. Debbie's father, L. H. COURIER NEWS PAGE EIGHT Tuesday, June 18, 1053 Gaines, also piloted a winner in Tuesday's event at the Kennett High School stadium. Go Boy's Mighty Man earned first place in class five: Amateur Riders on Walking Horses, Open Division. * * * Primarily a hobby, working with horses has been a lifelong activity for Debbie. Mrs, Gaines commented last Thursday that Debbie has been interested in horses since she was born, acquiring that interest from her father and mother. Now 15 years of age, Debbie will be a tenth-grade student at Blytheville High School in September. She finds all of her free- time taken up with the caring and training of her winning horse as well as four other horses in her father's stable. Sun's Rise and Shine is capable of executing all three gaits common to walking horses. Under , Debbie's direction the flat walk, the running walk and the canter are expertly At Least It's Cool Down There performed by the 11-year oU equine. * * * Next item on the agenda for Debbie and her parents is the Martin, Term., Horsa Show. This annual event is slated for tonight. Lots of grooming, exercising and overall hard work are needed to produce winners at such shows and the Gaines household has done their share of that. Debbie is justly proud of the array of ribbons and trophies which bedeck her bedroom, not bad for someone who does it only as a hobby. The victory at Kennett was especially pleasing, coming as it did to the only entrant whose rider and trainer were one and the same person. Most entrants in such shows have trainers as well as riders. Debbie does both tasks, and does them well. ..;: . By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer What kind of host is it who locks his guests in the cellar? The Houston Astros, who ob- vio'psly overstayed their visit to Pittsburgh, have some idea today' after the Pirates slammed the'basement door on them. The Pirates, stuck in the National League cellar themselves last Thursday, completed a five-game sweep of the Astros with a 4-3 victory Monday night that shoved Houston deep into last place. Pittsburgh, tied for eighth, has won six straight. The Atlanta Braves also took a step up the stairs, moving into second place with a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati in the only other game played. Los Angeles was rained out al Philadelphia. The Pirates, the biggest disappointment in the league this season, started their series in ?orbes Field against Houston only one game ahead of the Astros after climbing out of the cellar with a victory over San Francisco last Thursday. They kept Houston in the dark by outscoring them 34-8 in the five games, extending the Astros' losing string to six. Willie Stargell supplied a big shove Monday night by slamming his llth homer in the fifth inning to break a 3-3 deadlock Reliever Roy Face gave the final push, striking out Jimmy Wynn with two on and two out in the ninth. Others who joined in the attack on the visitors includet Matty Alou, who staked Pitts Stan Bahnscn 6-5, beating Dave Giustl, 4-8, who singled in Houston's lying two runs in the fourth. The victory, putting Pittsburgh six steps ahead of Houston, left the Pirates still eight games behind league-leading St. Louis, but only 3% games behind the runner-up Braves. Atlanta needed an unearned run in the last of the ninth to beat the Reds and moved ahead of San Francisco by one percentage point, each 4% lengths behind the Cardinals. Felipe Alou started the win- burgh to a 3-0 lead with a bases-clearing double dropping into a tie with the Pirates, lost for the third time in a row. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Sal Bando suddenly has found.Baltimore pitching to be a soft touch and the Oakland Athletics are driving the battered Orioles to ground. Bando, who drilled three hits and drove in three runs as Oakland completed a doubleheader sweep over Baltimore Sunday, beat the fading Orioles 3-2 Monday night with a two-out run- scoring single in the ninth inning. The loss, fifth in a row for the second-place Orioles, dropped them eight games behind front- running Detroit—closer to the bottom of the American League than the top. The A's, who have beaten Baltimore six times in their last seven meetings, moved into a fifth-place tie with Boston— < games off the pace. Jim Fregosi's 12th-inning honing rally with a two-out double mel . gave c a ijf orn j a a 2-1 victo ry over the New York Yankees, off reliever Ted Abernathy, 1-1. Felix Millan then bounced a the cM ca g 0 White Sox nipped grounder to the left of third d eve ] an( j 2-1 on a two-run pinch baseman Tony Perez and it triple by rookie Bil i Voss an( ) bounded off his glove and rolled ._.... behind second base as Alou scampered home. Hank Aaron of the Braves and Reds' starter Jim Maloney traded earlier home runs and Millan and Pete Rose of Cincinnati singled in the other runs. The homer by Aaron, his 12th single. Right-hander John "Blue of the season, was the 493rd of Moon" Odom protected the 2-0 Minnesota downed Washington 4-1 behind southpaw Jim Kaat in other AL games. The Tigers and Red Sox were idle. Bando drove in Oakland's first run with a sacrifice fly the first inning and scored in the sixth after poking a one-out first inning, and Al McBean, who held off the Astros until Face arrived. McBean raised his record to „. his career, tying him with Lou edge until the eighth, when the in theiGehrig for eighth place on the Orioles tied it on Don Buford's single, Fred Valentine's triple all-time list. Pat Jarvis, 7-4, yielded six hits for the Braves' third and Boog Powell's single off re„ .„. „„ , liever Paul Lindblad. straight victory. • Cincinnati, with two out in the BASEBALL'S MOUTHPIECE ninth, John Donaldson clipped Moe Drabowsky for a single, Rick Monday walked and Bando broke the deadlock with a single to right. The husky third baseman, whose batting average dipped to .238 after an O-for-4 collar in the first game of Sunday's twin bill has since collected four singles and a double in eight trips to the plate for a .250 season mark. Fregosi led off the 12th with a homer off New York relieve) Joe Verbanic, ending the Yankees' three-game winning string and overshadowing a brillianl pitching performance by the losers' Stan Bahnsen. Bahnsen held the Angels hitless until Bobby Knoop's double and a quired game 1-1 in the sixth, and allowed only one more hit before leaving for a pinch hitter in tfie top of the 12th. The Yankees pushed over a run in the sixth after filling the bases with none out against Jim McGlothlin, but shoddy base- running cost them a bigger in- single by recently ac- Vic Davalillo tied the DEBBIE GAINES, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. H;' Gaines of Yarbro, poses proudly with her show-witining -horse, Sun's Rise and Shine. Debbie rode her 11-year-old walking horse to-top honors in last week's Lions Club Horse Show at Kennett and is scheduled to take part in the Martin, Tenn., Horse Show this evening. Debbie, unlike most other horse owners, also does all of the training for her prize-winning equine. (Courier News Photo) ning. McGlothlin worked out of another bases-loaded jam in the ninth before giving way to winner Minnie Rojas. Voss, batting .140 going into the White Sox' game against Cleveland at Milwaukee, broke up a scoreless duel in the seventh inning with his two-run triple off Steve Hargan. Winner Jack Fisher blanked the Indians until the ninth, when pinch hitter Willie Smith doubled home a unearned run before reliever Bob Locker nailed the victory. ' The setback ran Cleveland's losing streak to seven games, but still left the Indians in third place—8% games out. - ' Kaat scattered eight hits and struck out seven as the Twins reeled off their fourth straight victory and extended Washington's winless streak to six games. Frank Quilici banged out a triple and double, scored one run and drove in another before Bob Allison's two-run homer in the eighth capped Minnesota's attack. BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) The finals of the U.S. Professional Tennis Championships were postponed indefinitely Monday because of rain, with Australians Rod Laver and John Newcombe going for the title. LONDON (AP)-Arthur Ashe, the No. 2 American from Richmond, Va., beat Vladimir Krotkov C-3, 6-4, Monday in the first round of the London Open Lawn Tennis Championships, 'last major prep for the Wimbledon Championships. LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Rev. 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