The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on June 20, 1967 · Page 5
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Espe's Sixth No-Hitter, Comeback Keep Bulldogs Unbeaten; Mark 7-0 Craig Espe's second no-hitter this season (and sixth in two years) allowed Algona's Bulldogs to complete the sweep of a pair of North Central Conference games during the week, 10-0 over Eagle Grove here Friday in a makeup game and 9-7 over Hampton there in a wild and woolly affair there Wednesday. Espe picked up both wins, so his season mark remains the same as the team's - 7-0 and the locals, under Coach Keith Chrisite are now 4-0 in the loop. Despite Espe's brilliance on the mound against Eagle Grove, the Hampton win was perhaps the greatest. The Bulldogs overcame real odds to get that one. They were ahead twice, 3-0 and 6-3, then trailed 7-6 before coming up with three runs in the top of the seventh for the victory. Bill Boldridge started the comback in the final frame when, with the count two strikes (and there were two out, also) he popped a single (his third straight hit of the fray). Then Jeff Allen and Espe walked to load them up. A passed ball gave Boldridge a chance to score. However, the tag was made - but the catcher dropped the ball and it was knotted at 7-7. After Tom Claude coaxed another walk, Rog Meyer, Algona's top sticker, then banged a two-run single to wind it up. Boldridge was 3-for-3 and Meyer 2-for-5 in that one, while Espe, Claude, Bob Farnham and Craig Taylor each chipped in with one of Algona's nine blows. The losers got eight hits as Dale Pedersen started on Uie hill and was followed by Dave Roeberand Espe. Algona and Eagle Grove (playing here instead of a trip to Webster City for the locals where wet grounds forced postponement) had quite a time of it for three frames. It was 0-0. Christie's club came up with a run in the home half of the fourth, then closed it out (due to the 10-run rule) with nine counters in the bottom of the fifth. Four hits, four walks and a hit batsman, spiced by a 3- run triple by Meyer and a 2-run double by Espe, sent the runs home. Espe also had a single in the inning. He whiffed 10 and allowed just two walks on the way to the win. Espe and Pedersen, playing first, each got two hits, while Claude, Meyer, Rog Barr and Taylor each had one as the Bulldog totaled eight. Johnnies Post 15-0 Victory Over Swea City Bancroft St. John's took advantage of the 15 bases on balls issued by Swea City pitchers Wednesday night, winning 15-0. Bancroft had 15 runs, nine hits and one error. Swea City had no runs on two hits and committed two errors. Dick Welp was the winning pitcher, striking out nine and did not issue a walk. John Meyer and Bill Accurso split the catching duties. Thoreson and Johnson combined for the loss with O*Green handling the catching chores for Swea City. Upper Des Moines • SPORTS Little League STANDINGS & SCORES RESULTS PeeWees - Mets 11, Cubs 10; American - Orioles 5, Angels 1; National - Giants 11, Pirates 0; Phillies 20, Dodgers 0; Senior - Spartans 1, Chiefs 0. STANDINGS PEEWEE W L Gophers Bears Hawks Jets Rockets Astros Missiles Bombers 1 0 0 SENIOR W 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 L 0 0 1 1 2 Colts Cubs Mets Saints Astros Athletics Orioles Yankees Tigers Angels Indians Twins Cards Braves Giants Phillies Dodgers Pirates Reds Warrios Chiefs Spartans Whittemore Trojans 1 1 1 0 0 AMERICAN W 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 NATIONAL W 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 SENIOR W 1 1 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 L 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 L 0 1 1 0 1 Games this week: June 20 - Jays - Robins; Hawks - Colts; Jets - Missiles ; June 21- Redbirds - Orioles; Gophers Lions; Rockets - Astros; June 22 - Canaries Robins; Bears Colts; Bombers - Missiles. Algona Swim Team Workouts Open June 12 Tuesday, June 20, 1967 Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines—11 p. m. Monday through Saturday and at 11 a.m. Monday through Thursday. The first competition for the team will be the Kossuth County Meet which will be held at the Algona swimming pool during the last week of June. The date of this meet will be announced later. The team will have meets, both at home and away, with other north Iowa towns, including Emmetsburg, Estherville and Storm Lake. Other meets include the Scenic City Open at Iowa Falls and the State Amateur Athletic Union Championships at Cedar Falls. All boys and girls of any age who are interested in joining the swimming team should contact Jim Johnson at the Algona Swimming pool. Wildin Back In Stock Action; Triple Winner Les Wilding returned to stock car action at the fairgrounds here Friday night - and how! He drove Gene Schatschneider's 56 (Gene was away from the city on the job) - and after roaring to an :18.28 clocking in the time trials, fastest this year here, copped the feature and second heat in a breeze while finisliing third in the trophy dash. Wildin's wind-up in the trophy dash might have been in front of the pack, too, except winner Carl VanderWaal slid in front of Les on the number four turn, two laps from the end, and the latter had to drive through the water before righting himself for the checkered flag. So Wildin, who was season point champion here three times in earlier seasons, returned with a bang. Larry Sowers of Algona drove to victory in the first heat. Van- derWall took the trophy dash and third heat and Denny Reuth captured the Semi-Main. Point leader Butch Householder managed to run in only one event - and that didn't turn out too well. He started last in the third heat and had worked his way part of the way through the pack when he slammed into the fence in front of the grandstand - with a little help from Vance Hakes, Clear Lake, who also had a butting session with Reuth in the same event Vert Schoen of Clear Lake flipped on the north turn during the sixth lap of the third heat, but was not injured. Another big program is on tap this Friday night, with time trials slated for 8:30 pjn. A problem with the lighting developed between the Semi- Main and Main events Friday night, just as seven contestants for the Miss Algona title were to be introduced. Firemen set up a couple of spotlights and the program continued following a delay. Erickson Edges Rule in Golf Exhibition Algona optometrist Dr. Harold Erickson upset touring pro Jack Rule in a golf exhibition at the Algona Country Club Saturday afternoon. Erickson carded a two-under- par 34 to nip Rule by a stroke. Algona's Frank Rueb shot a 36 and George Lee of Humboldt ended with a 38 to round out the foursome. Rule gave an exhibition clinic on golfing techniques prior to the match. FISH Leland Kramme of Sheldon recently caught a 19 pound Northern in a gravel pit near Ritter. The 42 inch Northern was caught when it snapped at the minnow bait on the line. The Algona swimming team began workouts Monday, June 12. The team practices at 6 ~ —1>- **************************** Games this week: June 20 Saints - Mets; Twins- Orioles; Braves-Cards; Whittemore Chiefs; June 21 - Colts - Astros; Angels - Athletics; Reds- Giants; Trojans - Warriors; June 22 Cubs - Saints; Tigers - Orioles; Dodgers - Cards; Spartans- Whittemore. GIRLS SOFTBALL RESULTS Novice - Robins 33, Redbirds 32; Junior - Colts 7, Gophers 4; Senior - Rockets 11, Missiles 1; Jets 29, Bombers 1. STANDINGS "All the cannot hurt it in." evil in the world you unless you let Orioles Robins Redbirds Canaries Jays Colts Lions NOVICE W 1 1 1 0 0 JUNIOR W 1 1 L 0 0 1 1 1 L 0 0 Near New STEREOS WITH NEW GUARANTEES CARUSO, top load, will play all speed records, also AM and FM radio and short wave New NOW $289 $189 KUBA, new $389 .... NOW $239 Several lower priced models S 79.00 and up "YOUR STEREO MUSIC HEADQUARTERS" I NORTH IOWA JSEWING MACHINE J310 f. State Algona, la. *************************** * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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