Kossuth County Advance from Algona, Iowa on July 27, 1967 · Page 6
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, July 27, 1967
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6/V/s Softball Champions •mSf.rr.riV ALOONA(O) , p. .^ at r .3 0 -SO Meyer, 3b. -«-.— 2 0 ftoeber, If;*- 0 0 Taylor, ft. —— 3 0 Barr, ss, ------- 2 0 Farnham, ph, „,__ 1 0 Pedersen, lb. i 0 Belts, pf. 0 0 Hagen, c. 2 0 Boldridge, cf.—. 9 0 TOTALS, 20 0 ft 1 0 0 0 0* 0 1 0 0 0 2 onomtcs and English in high school. Sitter M. Benraftuta, Offt and aster M. Deottiii, 08T, lit. St. Francis Convent, Dub* , itt Unit dig Jo* Bertei SUPER STOCK CAR RACING St. Joe Sister M. MBrdne, 08F, was a visitor here thai week with her parent*, the Cyrill Kellners. Following several weeks at Dubuque and Dyers- viUe. Sister M. Mardite will return to St. John's at Ben- croft where she is a home ec- Friday Night July 28th 1 • «...>» • • .." • • '' • ... • inest Races in this part of the State Till THAIS 8-40 P Jl. FUST IACI 9 ML $1 JH KOSSUTH SPEEDWAY N A IOW PICTURED ARE the Gophers who tied 5-3 with the (Jolts and the Lions for first place honors in the Junior girl's softball league. From front they are, Carol Nelson, Connie Diekmann, Cindy Sheakley, JeriRae Anderson, Kay MntHWmiMMMHIMINIHtlWIMimiHIHMimMlltMHIMIUHIHMIHUlHHI iMHIIMMIIinHIIMMMIimiMMmitlMmMMMimitMIIMMItMIMMHIMMIMMIH 1 Skilling. Back, Coach Bob Diekmann, Kim Hensley, Gale Sindelar, Dana Clapsaddle and Connie Bird. Not pictured are Mary Morz, Shelly Smith, Jan Armstrong, and Mickey Marshall. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Bancroft nips Algona 1-0 in district baseball Espe loses only game of career St. John's of Bancroft and Algona high school played the game of high school baseball the way it is supposed to be played as veteran coach Vince Meyer's team edged the Bulldogs 1-0 in a first round district tournament game at the Garrigan field Monday night before an overflow crowd of between 700 and 800 fans. , And St. John'* did what no other team has been able to do for three year* — pin a defeat on Craig E*pe, the *uperb little left- hander who had won 29 straight game* and had never been beaten in three tea- ton* a* a Bulldog hurler. They banged out four solid base hits but none figured in the scoring. They kept Espe in hot water all night but he still finished with 13 strike* outs. But Bancroft's Dick Diers handcuffed Algona just a bit better as he shut the Bulldogs out on two hits and whiffed 11. Espe walked four men and Diers let five get a free ride. Two of Espe's walks were damaging as he got off to a shaky first inning start. HE PASSED leadoff man Steve Schneider and after Tom Nemmers sacrificed him to second, he walked Steve Vaske with two down. Schneider advanced to third on Chuck Farrow's grounder and then came the crucial pitch. With a one-and-two count en pitcher Dien, Etpe let e curve bell get awey from him and it went to the •creen. Schneider (cored the only run of the game. Eipe fanned Dier* on the next pitch but the one-run lead held up. Espe started out the Algona first with a single but was erased on a fine double play on a Tom Claude grounder. Until the seventh, the only Algona baserunners got on by walks. None advanced past second base as Diers kept the Bulldogs off balance with a good fast ball. ALGONA'S only threat was in the seventh. Bob Farnham batted for Roger Barr and lashed a shot to second which Schneider handled cleanly for the first out. Then Dale Pederten got Algona'* lecond and la*t hit, a good belt to leftcenter and he went to second when the ball we* juggled. He might have got to third when the bill get through two Bancroft infielder* but Algona had iti run in seer, ing petition with juit one out. He did get t--; thinl '..''•",•• iJoii iiagen slapped a £.-<,uuU- er to short but Bill Boldridge struck out to end the game. Bancroft had lots of other chances to score but Espe always had the big pitches. The Johnnies got men to first and second in the second when Denny Hatten belted a one- out double after a walk to Bill Wolf. That threat ended harmlessly as did an even more serious one in the fifth. Schneider singled to open the inning, Espe hit Nemmers and Farrow got an infield hit to deep short. Espe then fanned Vaske and Diers and got John Meyer on a harmless pop-up. THERE WERE some fielding gems and the best was a brilliant stop by Roger Meyer in the first when he stole a hit from Farrow with a backhand stop of a foulline belt and a perfect throw to first. Algona got its only double play in the seventh after Schneider had cracked his second hit of the game. Nemmers struck out as Schneider streaked for second and Hagen threw a strike for the twin- killing. But the superbly-coached Johnnies played the kind of baseball they are noted for to win it. Catcher John Meyer did a fine job behind the plate; Diers kept the Bulldog hitters at bay and the defense ' was always adequate. Algona fans knew one thing before the game — Bancroft would not beat itself. It didn't. ST. JOHN'S met Fort Dodge high school in the district finals at Fonda last night. Algona ended with an 18-3 mark, second best only to its 19-3 record of last year. Bancroft now has a 19-1 record. BANCROFT (1) ab r h Schneider, 2b. ___ 3 1 2 Nemmers, cf. -— 300 Farrow, If. 40 1 Vaske, ss. 2 00 Diers, p. 3 0 0 Meyer, c. 3 00 Wolf, lb. — 2 0 0 Hatten, 3b. 3 0 1 Desk Lamps 1.96 e) 68 or Hwn e) Ha* 13.98 Braided Rugs 1.99 • 24x44" oval • ft** H48 SPRAY TYPE INSECT KILLER Reg. Me 49c can Salt & Pepper SETS Reg. «fc 29c VACUUM BOTTLES REG. $1.49 59c LIMIT 2 TO A CUSTOMER 0-CEL-O CLEANER Reg. tie 19c can MITAL REMINDER BOARD Reg. 7fe 49c SUPER GLOW SPRAY WAX R«f. 49c 29 C can MITAL STAINLESS STEEL FRY PANS Reg. lift 1.97 MANY, MANY OTNEI OUTDOOR Ed Wolf, Owner USE OUR E Z PAYWAY PUN Aljoii, lowi

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