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Page 10 Garden City telegram Wednemday, AiiguM 29, Garden City Telegram », l<>79 ^^^ * Sports KC Fine flair.. .a bit of comedy Sports in brief KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The r Milwaukee Brewers, in their season- long pursuit of the Baltimore Orioles, have displayed a fine flair for baseball drama. Tuesday night, the hard-hitting Brewers showed they can also play • comedy. "It was just like a bleeping turnstile. ' You just took your ticket as you went "by," slugger Gorman Thomas said sheepishly of a wacky double play that highlighted Milwaukee's 11-6 thumping of the Kansas City Royals. The Brewers , their winning margin in hand, already had the serious theatrics out of the way when the play occurred in the top of the eighth with one out and runners at first and second. Ben Oglivie drilled a double off the right-center field wall. Cecil Cooper j held up at second to see whether the '.'ball would drop, but Thomas bolted »',from first at the crack of the bat and J'was galloping up Cooper's back when it £fell. »;who Center fielder Amos Otis rifled the ll to second baseman Frank White, fired it home. Catcher Darrell J; Porter took the relay in plenty of time J to greet the parade, tagging out first £ Cooper, then Thomas. £ "That's the first time I've ever seen v anything like that," said Kansas City I? Manager Whitey Herzog. "I've seen I? one guy safe and one guy out. That's something. A double off the wall with two men on...and no RBIs." "Gorman was just over-hustling," said Milwaukee skipper George Bamberger after the typically wild game. "You've got to give him credit for hustling, though. Just be more careful next time." Bamberger could afford to be generous. The Brewers had just pounded five Kansas City pitchers for 15 hits, including a pair of homers, for their 14th victory in 17 games to move to within e'/fe games of Baltimore in the American League East. "We needed that win," he said. "We won tonight, but we didn't play good baseball. We just had enough runs to win." Kansas City, losing for the first time in six outings, slipped into a second- place tie with Minnesota, 114 games back of California in the AL West. Thomas, Sixto Lezcano and Don Money each drove in two runs for Milwaukee, which scored two runs in the sixth to snap a 4-4 tie and broke the game open with five in the seventh. Thomas opened the fourth with his 34th homer of the year, and Lezcano followed with his 23rd one out later. Thomas, Oglivie and Lezcano also scored twice, while Sal Bando and Robin Yount had three hits. Willie Wilson scored three times for the Royals, drove in one run, singled twice and boosted his stolen base total to 64 with two thefts, while Amos Otis drove in two runs and U.L. Washington had three hits and scored twice. Moose Haas, 9-8, got the victory with relief help from Jerry Augustine, while rookie Craig Chamberlain suffered his first loss in four decisions since coming up from the minors earlier this month. MILWAUKEE . .ifcrhbl Molitor 2b Bando dh Cooper Ib Thomas cf Oglivie If Lezcano rf Money 3b Yount ss CMoore c KANSAS CITY . .. ibrhbl 5120 Wilson If 5131 McRae dh 5110 Otis cf 2212 GBrett 3b 4220 Porter c 3212 Cowens rf 5112 LaCock Ib 5131 Wathan Ib 4011 FWhlte 2b UWshgt ss Total 3811 15 t Total 4321 5021 4012 3011 4020 4100 3011 1000 4000 4230 M« 12* Milwaukee 002 202 SOT—II Kansas City 101 II* 2OT-.« E-UWashgtn, Cooper, FWhite. DP- Milwaukee 2, Kansas City 2. LOB—Milwaukee 6, Kansas City 6. 2B—Oglivie 2, LaCock, GBrett, UWashgtn. 3B— UWasngtn. HR—Thomas (34), Lezcano (23). SB-Wilson 2, UWashgtn, Molitor. SF-Otis, Lezcano, Thomas. ..IP II RER.BBSO ..Milwaukee Haas W,»-8 62-3 II 6 5 2 3 Augustine 21-31 0 0 0 0 ..Kansas City Chmbrlin L.3-1 5 76411 Busby 11-34 4 4 2 0 Quisnbrry 2-32 1 000 Mingori 1 20010 Pattin 1 00000 Chmbrlin faced two batters in the sixth. WP—Chmbrlin. T—3:07. A—26.278. By The Associated Press TENNIS NEW YORK (AP) - Top-seeded Bjorn Borg and defending champions Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd all posted first-round victories in the U.S. Open tennis championships. Borg, the .four-time Wimbledon champion who is trying for his first U.S. crown, downed Matt Mitchell 6-1,6-1,62. Lloyd, who is the top-seeded woman, beat Iris Riedel of West Germany 6-0,60. Connors, who is seeded behind Borg, defeated India's Anand Amritraj 6-2,64,6-4. In other women's action, Billie Jean King beat Zenda Liess 6-3,7-5; Virginia Wade beat Paula Smith 6-3, 6-3 and Julie Harrington upset 14th-seeded PamShriver,6-4,6-l. tn men's play, Vitas Gerulaitis downed Australian Mark Edmondson 63, 6-2, 7-5; NCAA singles champion Kevin Curren surprised Italy's Adriano Panatta 6-3,7-5,7-6; Guillermo Vilas of Argentina downed Onny Parun of New Zealand, 6-1, 6-2, 7-6, and Jose Luis Clerc of Argentina defeated Bruce Nichols, 6-1,6-0,6-4. BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) - Heinz Gunthardt of Switzerland and Pavel Slozil of Czechoslovakia captured the doubles title at the rain-halted finals at the U.S. Pro Tennis Championships, beating Syd Ball and Kim Warwick of Australia 7-6,7-6. GENERAL HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers settled out of court a $1.8 million damage suit that involved the slugging of Rocket star Rudy Tomjanovich by former Laker Kermit Washington in a December, 1977 NBA game. The settlement included a clause that prohibited disclosure of the amount of money the Lakers agreed to pay the Rockets. Houston had asked $900,000 in actual damages and $900,000 in punitive damages for the loss of Tomjanovich during most of the 1977-78 season. Earlier, a five-man, one-woman jury awarded Tomjanovich $3.3 million for the injuries. He was given $1.8 in actual damages and $1.5 in punitive damages. SWIMMING CAP GRIS NEZ, France (AP) — John Kinsella of Chicago won the 22- mile swim across the English Channel in an unofficial time of nine hours and nine minutes, half an hour ahead of defending champion Alawi Mekki of Saudi Arabia. (AL Angels, Tigers 'almost' same *; By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS & The managers of the California fAngels and Detroit Tigers are both Balking tough, as befits their identical m-61 records. There's just one small jdifference — the Angels lead the ^American League West by l'/i games 5while the Tigers are fifth in (he AL JEast, 15 games from the top. », f "I think we're the best club in our tdivision and I think we will win it. I \ think we have a better ballclub than reither Kansas City or Minnesota," Jim rFregosi of the slumping Angels said ^Tuesday night following his team's jsixth loss in seven games, a 12-2 idrubbing at the hands of Sparky An- ^derson's streaking Tigers. " "I 1 11 tell you what — I'm not afraid of. Boston or Baltimore or any of them now if we can play like this," said Anderson, whose team has won four in a row and 12 of its last 15 games. In other AL contests, the Milwaukee Brewers outslugged the Kansas City Royals 11-6, the Texas Rangers shelled the New York Yankees 10-2, the Chicago White Sox downed the Boston Red Sox 7-3 and the Oakland A's beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-3. The Baltimore-Minnesota and Seattle- Cleveland games were rained out. Jerry Morales drove in three Detroit runs with a double and single while Champ Summers, Alan Trammel! and Jason Thompson homered for the Tigers. Despite the setback, the Angels remained l>/ 2 games ahead of Minnesota and Kansas City in the West Division. The Tigers broke the game open with a six-run third inning. Rangers 10, Yankees 2 Al Oliver hit a homer, double and two singles and Willie Montanez rapped a tie-breaking single and a three-run homer as the victory-starved Rangers snapped a five-game losing streak and won for only the sixth time in 26 games. White Sox 7, Red Sox 3 Ross Baumgarten pitched seven strong innings and Chicago profited from four Boston errors in dumping the Red Sox back into third place. A's 6, Blue Jays 3 Jim Essian's three-run homer gave Oakland a 3-1 lead in the fifth inning. However, Toronto tied it in the bottom of the fifth on Alfredo Griffin's inside- the-park homer and the A's took the lead for good an inning later on an RBI single by Rob Picciolo, who had four hits. Picciolo doubled a run home in the eighth and scored on Rickey Henderson's single. Rick Langford scattered seven hits and struck out 10 in hurling his seventh consecutive complete game. Buff squad tilt Friday The 1979 edition of Garden City Buffalo football will be unveiled Friday night in the annual Brown and White game. New head football coach Don Hague said the team would be divided as equally as possible for the game, which will take the form of a controlled scrimmage. No kicking game will be involved, but offensive and defensive coaches will switch squads on possession changes. Each team will play both offense and defense during the game. Following the game, the first meeting of the Buffalo Booster Club will be held in the cafeteria. Parents of the players, and all those interested in supporting Buff football are invited to attend. There will be'no admission charge for the game. Dunes golf Buffalo Dunes Ladies' Golf Association sponsors its home tournament on Thursday, August 30. Tee-off isat8:30a.m. * Featured in the tourney will be LeNore Hineman, who won the championship flight of the August 2 tournament with a course-record 78. Also in the event are Marolyn Chmelka, who was second behind Hineman, and Joyce Anderson, third. Lamoine Jones, Grace Craig, and Genie Mann, top three in first flight play, and Sandy Elliott, Jean Lowry, and Teresa Lusk, who topped second flight competition, will also be in the field. PAIRINGS FOR Dunes Ladies' Home Tournament: 18-hole pairings 1. Eva Marie Diggs, LeNore Hineman, Gen Stoner, and Bea Settles. 2. Lois Heard, Kathryn Strackeljohn, Anna Jean Williams, and Abbie Rupp. 3. Galene Wiley, Marolyn Chmelka, Alice Dart, and Elsie Plumlee. 4. Ruby Diebert, Jackie Schlager, and Sandy Elliot. 5. Vera Mae Wampler, Clara Elliot, and Melba Davidson. S-hole pairings 1. Maggie Dale, Peggy Selby, Florence Nanninga, and Alice Porter. 2. Lola Newton, Bonnie Wheeler, Linda Hillier, Patti Naab. 3. Polly Anderson, Nora Brown, Mary Jo Williams, and Jane Haflich. 4. Virginia Meschke, Liz Soldner, Gen Rencik, and Janet McCracken. 5. Velma Piland, Mildred Archibald, Barbara Schiffelbein, and Rusty Farr. 6. Lila Shearmire, Alda Reimer, Stella Schmale, and Ann Waddell. 7. Carolyn Myers, Kate Komlofski, Beulah Lucas, Barbara Walsh and Emma Leah LaGesse. Borg in a breeze Texans picked NL Cincy Reds climb past Astros By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The last time the Houston Astros were not first in the National League West, it was the Memorial Day weekend. So today is a Red-letter day for Cincinnati. After a long uphill climb, the Reds finally moved ahead of Houston Tuesday night with a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies while the Astros were losing a 7-6 decision at Montreal. "We're starting to come together now," said Reds Manager John Mc' Namara after watching his team win its seventh straight game and 17th in the last 22. "We got very good pitching and three home runs." The pitching came from rookie Frank Pastore and Tom Hume and the home runs from Joe Morgan, Ray Knight and Dan Driessen. Elsewhere in the NL, Pittsburgh defeated Los Angeles 4-1; Chicago beat San Diego 3-1; St. Louis nipped San Francisco 2-1 and Atlanta edged New York 6-4. After Garry Maddox put the Phillies • in front 1-0 with his 12th home run of the season in the second inning, Cincinnati tied the game on Morgan's homer opening the fourth. Knight homered leading off the fifth to put the Reds in front again, 2-1, and Cincinnati scored three more times in the sixth on Driessen's homer. Pastore gave up only five hits in 72-3 innings while striking out three and walking one. The rookie pitcher held the Phillies to three hits over the first seven innings but left after giving up singles to Bake McBride and Larry Bowa in the eighth. Loser Steve Carlton, 13-11, struck out seven in six innings. Expos 7, Astros 6 Warren Cromartie drove in four runs, including one with a bases-loaded walk in the ninth, to lead Montreal over Houston. Larry Parrish opened the Expos ninth with a single off reliever Pete Ladd and moved to second on a wild pitch. Pirates 4, Dodgers 1 John Candeleria pitched a four-hitter and Willie Stargell hit a two-run homer to lead Pittsburgh over Los Angeles. Candeleria, 12-8, struck out three and allowed no walks. He lost his bid for his first shutout of the season when Davey Lopes hit his 26th homer of the season in the sixth inning. Cubs 3, Padres I Jerry Martin had an RBI single and Tim Blackwell doubled home a run and Rick Reuschel gained his 16th victory as Chicago beat San Diego. Reuschel, 16-7, allowed five hits and struck out eight before needing ninth- inning relief help from Bruce Sutter, who picked up his 34th save of the year. The victory was the seventh straight for Reuschel. Cardinals 2, Giants 1 George Hendrick's leadoff home run and a run-scoring infield single by Garry Templeton in the seventh inning lifted St. Louis over San Francisco. The home run by Heridrick was his 12th of the season and broke a scoreless tie. Braves 6, Mets 4 Right-hander Phil Niekro drove in two runs and gained his 17th victory as Atlanta defeated New York. Niekro, 1717, knocked in runs with a fourth-inning sacrifice fly and his second single of the game in the sixth. Niekro pitched seven innings gave up nine hits, no walks and struck out three. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Angelo State, Texas, University Rams have been picked by NAIA coaches to repeat this year as football champions in the association's Division I. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its pre-season rankings Tuesday. The Rams, who set a national collegiate record with 14 wins in the 1978 season and defeated Elon, N.C., College 34-14 in the title game, were the unanimous choice of tire board of coaches. Angelo State returns 10 starters and is the pre-season choice to win the Lone Star Conference for the second straight year. Elon College was ranked second by the coaches, followed by Grand Valley State, Mich., Western State, Colo., Abilene, Texas, Christian, Kearney State, Neb., Henderson State, Ark., Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Presbyterian, S.C., and Texas A&I. The second ten included Central Arkansas, Concord, W.Va., Ouachita Baptist, Ark., Winston-Salem State, N.C., Oregon College of Education, Central State, Okla., Clarion State, Pa., Pittsburg State, Kan., Kentucky State and Minnesota-Morris. NEW YORK (AP) - Bjorn Borg says he's relaxed and not feeling any special pressure as he bids for his first U.S. Open championship. Defending champion Jimmy Connors, Borg's arch rival, hopes to change that over the next two weeks. Borg, who frequently has to fight for his life in early matches of major tournaments, breezed past former NCAA champion Matt Mitchell 6-1,6-1, 6-2 in a first-round match Tuesday at the U.S. Open tennis championships. Connors, seeded second behind Borg, also won in straight sets, defeating Anand Amritraj of India 6-2,6-4,6-4. Among the women, top-seeded Chris Evert Lloyd opened her quest for a fifth straight title with a 6-0, 6-0 romp over West Germany's Iris Riedel. Crowds of 10,677 and 7,463 attended the initial day and night sessions of the $563,600 Open, which carries first prizes of $39,000 to the men's and women's singles champions who will be crowned Sept. 9. Of the 12 seeded players to see action Tuesday, 10 came away with first- round victories. The only exception in the men's draw was Adriano Panatta of Italy, who lost to Kevin Curren, a South African,who won the NCAA singles title this spring playing for the University of Texas, 6-3,7-5,7-€. Last year's Cinderella star, Pam Shriver, was upset by little-known Julie Harrington 6-4,6-1. The 14th-seeded Shriver, who became the youngest finalist in Open history when she reached the women's singles final at the age of 16 last year, has been bothered by tendinitis in her right shoulder all summer and showed little of her usual effective net game. The 6- footer's serve, which normally sets up the rest of her game, also deserted her, and when the match was over she was visibly shaken as she walked off the court, Coach Don Candy's arm around her shuddering shoulders. In other opening day matches on the men's side, fourth-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis easily beat Mark Edmonson of Australia 6-3,6-2,7-5; No.6 Guillermo Vilas of Argentina defeated Onny Pa- run of New Zealand 6-1, 6-2, 7-6; No.8 Victor Pecci of Paraguay outlasted Andy Kohlberg 3-6, 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, and No.10 Jose Luis Clerc of Argentina beat Bruce Nichols 6-1,6-0,6-4. In other women's matches, No.4 Virginia Wade of Britian beat Paula Smith 6-3, 6-3; No.6 Dianne Fromholtz of Australia topped countrywomen Dianne Evers 6-3, 6-2; No.7 Wendy Turnbull of Australia outlasted Marie Pinterova of Hungary 4-6, 6-3, 6-4; No.8 Kerry Reid of Australia defeated Rosie Casals 6-1, 6-2; No.9 Billie Jean King downed Zenda Liess 6-3, 7-5; No. 11 Kathy Jordan beat Betty Ann Stuart 64, 6-0, and No.15 Ann Kiyomura topped Beth Norton 6-4,6-1. Cowboys 'to swing' DALLAS (AP) — Backed- into a corner by injuries, DalU& Cowboys Coach Tom Landry says bis team will come out swinging Sunday against the St. Louis Cardinals in the regular National Football League season opener for both clubs. Wilkinson Faint hearts 'should have known better' ¥. ir { ST. LOUIS (AP) — Faint hearts who J a year ago thought Charles "Bud" Wilkinson would quickly fold under the pressure of the National Football League should, in retrospect, have known better. - Not only is 63-year-old Wilkinson still ' standing tall, he is beginning to display the skills which once enabled him to rank at the very top of the collegiate coaching class. To be sure, Wilkinson's second edition of the St. Louis Cardinals ranks as no better than a darkhorse entry in this year's version of the NFL sweepstakes. But the signs of progress are unmistakable. And, given as much improvement by his onetime "Cardiac Cards" as (hey displayed in the final half of 1978, a wild card playoff berth is not beyond reach. TO begin with, Wilkinson inherited a team which under Don Coryell, his predecessor, annually set the NFL on fire with its offense and fizzled on defense. An overhaul could not be done pvernight. In fact, Wilkinson W*» forced to swallow eight bitter, pills of defeat before tasting pro victory. But by the end of the year, St. Louis had climbed 11 notches in team defensive standings. That aspect is probably still the hinge upon which most of the fortunes of Wilkinson's 1979 team will swing. A Cardinals roster features seven young, aggressive linebackers — the backbone of a 3-4 defense molded by Tom Bettis, the former Kansas City Chiefs coordinator. The depth at line positions is better. And the defensive backs have greater cohesiveness. Wilkinson's offense, by contrast, is green but does have the benefit of Jim Hart's quarterbacking and a pass- blocking line which remains without peer. The running is unproven, and there the coach gambled. Jim Otis was permitted to retire. In his place are Wayne Morris, a fourth-year veteran, to go with draft choices Ottis Anderson and Theotis Brown. There are also Thomas Lott, Rod Phillips and Willard Harrell. Kicking was an area of weakness in 1978, yet Wilkinson again rolled the dice. Jim Bakken was let go. In his place are two youngsters — Steve Little and Mike Wood. "We have made reasonable progress," Wilkinson said following a 22 St. Louis preseason. "Our players understand what they are doing a little better than was the case a year ago. And we have strengthened our personnel some what." If the Cardinals are destined to climb, the opportunityfor them will be there at the outset. The season's opening opponents are the Dallas Cowboys, the National Conference champions. They are followed by the New York Giants, an NFC East rival. And then come the Pittsburgh Steelers, the reigning Super Bowl kings. Wilkinson, whose record at the University of Oklahoma was legend, spoke of the "clarity of issues" when he returned to coaching after a 15-year absence. Clarity quickly translated to grim reality when his team foundered. But he refused to buckle. His face in victory was the same as in defeat. And not once did his quiet, composed countenance fail him. Wilkinson's players, since adjusting to his unflamboyant manner in the wake of Coryell's fire and emotion, seem now to have settled in to his steadiness and organization. "He kept us together. He was always positive," Hart recalled of what was resurrected from the ashes a year ago by the coach. "I think people expected us to fall apart when we kept losing, but we didn't and Bud was the major factor," said Hart. "It was fun to play for him. Hopefully, it will be even more fun this year." Veteran Cardinal centers sidelined ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals may be forced to open the 1979 National Football League season without the services of veteran center* Tom Banks and Tom Brahaney. The pair was on the Cardinals' injured list Tuesday as the club prepared for Sunday's season opener at Busch Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys. Banks, who missed last week's St. Louis preseason game against the Chicago Bears with a leg injury, was listed as a doubtful performer for the Sunday game along with cornerback Roger Wehrli. "We'll attack," Landry said Tuesday at his weekly news conference. "I won't be conservative. We probably can get deep (passes) more this week." The Cowboys will be gunning for their 15th straight season-opening victory. Their last opening loss came in 1964 against St. Louis. Dallas' offense will show some new faces, or some old faces at new positions. Wide receiver Butch Johnson will miss the game with a broken finger. Tight end Jay Saldi could be called on to fill the slot, or Landry could reclaim waived players like Chris DeFrance. Absent in the backfield will be Tony Dorsett, still suffering from a broken toe. Landry darkly said he must prepare for the possibility that Dorsett will miss the entire season. "I've got to concern myself with the possibilities," he said. "You want to make sure that thing (the toe) is well." Veteran Preston Pearson likely will see action at running back, as will rookie Ron Springs. "Springs is a tough, hard-nosed runner," Landry said. "Obviously, Springs is the No. 1 guy who can replace (Dorsett)." Another offensive worry is lineman Rayfield Wright, suffering from a bruised leg bone. Defensively, the loss for the season of All-Pro safety Charlie Waters still hurts. His backup, Randy Hughes, still has knee problems and might not play. That would mean move cornerback Bennie Barnes to safety and installing rookie Aaron Mitchell at cornerback. Mitchell saw plenty of action at that position Saturday in the Cowboys' victory over Pittsburgh. Overall, Landry said Mitchell performed well. HVPNOSIS Group tanpy in your ch>byi*MrtiMnt. Dr. V. A. Leopold 13)1)27*2121 - r FALL BOWLING LEAGUES NEED IMMEDIATELY llliTiyfar Mind Turn - AhwnrtJng 7 fr 9 Mtn's TMM - AHtrmting 7 Ir 8 GARDEN BOWL 27*7551 I

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