The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1966 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 2, 1966
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miniiM State Meet Here THEY WALKED IN WITH -the news Saturday morn at 11 o'clock. -' "Fine time," I said, look" .ing at the clock which Iwd ''swept past my deadline an hour anti a half previously. "We just found out about it," explained S. D. Bray. "We just called Li'l Rock and found out." "That's right," Marshall Blackard said in a backup statement. * * * • The two American Legionnaires from Dud Cason Post 24 busted into the office to announce that the post hau* "again landed the American Legion state baseball tournament. It's to be held at Light Brigade Field, Aug. ,,.10-14, for the third time. The Casons had it last year—and won the state ..i, crown. " They had it two years before that, too—and also won "the state campionship. The View from Here ED HAYES COURIER NEWS MONDAY. PAGE TEH WAT J, 166S Fans, being what they are, will be looking for a third trophy even though Dwight Williams has a rebuilding job facing him. * * * Regardless, this is good news. The other two tourna- •WEAK WEEK Willie Weakens By MURRAY CHASS I pitched : Associated Press Sports Writer Iceived ' It was a weak week for Willie '• While everyone waited for "Mm to hit his 512th home run Willie Mays was having trouble ;,"..-hitting anything. Mays added to his recenl " • problems Sunday by suffering a !' '.bruised left knee in San Francisco's 2-0 victory over St. Louis. '.;: The injury, suffered in a first base collision with the Cardi- /'rials' George Kernek, forced "Mays from the game in the fourth inning, marking the third ;.:'lime in the past, week that he left a game before it was over. '. . A cold and an upset stomach ''sent Mays home early last Tuesday and Wednesday and ; ;kept him out of the line-up alto- •'•'gether Thursday. Contributing to his ills was a bruised right •hand which hampered his swing : and caused him to throw his bat a couple of times. + * * The result has been a drastic reduction in his hitting output. When he hit his 511th homer and tied Mel Ott's National League career record last Svm- •day, it gave Mays six homers in the Giants' first 12 games. But six games later Mays not only failed to break the record, he also has seen his batting average drop 62 points from .348 to ,.286. In other National League games Pittsburgh walloped New ork 8-0, Los Angeles downed Cincinnati 3-0, Houston whipped Atlanta 7-1 and Chicago defeated Philadelphia 6-1. * * Pittsburgh's Boh Veale National HoeKey Playoffs Championship Finals : Sunday's Result Montreal 2, Detroit 1, best-of-7 series tied, 2-2 Today's Game No game scheduled a four-hitter and re- lusty batting support from Roberto Clemente. Clemente lashed two doubles and two singles, scoring two runs and driving in two. Matty Alou triggered a five-run fifth inning with a double and added a triple in the sixth. Mike Cuellar of Houston posted the third four-hitter of the day, losing a shutout when Hank Aaron homered in the ninth. Jim Gentile hit a two-run homer, John Bateman added a three-run blast and Lee Maye connected with none on. The Los Angeles Dodgers bunched three of their four hits for three runs in the third itir ning. John Roseboro's leadoff double was one of the hits while a run-scoring bunt single by pitcher Dn Sutton and another bunt single by Maury Wills were ;he others. The Cubs, who made four errors themselves, took advantage of six Phillie errors - for their victory. Four of their runs were unearned as a result of two e- rors by Tony Taylor and one each by Clay Dalrymple, Larry Jackson, John Briggs and Tony Gonzalez. ments were wow shows ... some of the best local athletic productions of the past decade. The Legionnaires had no idea of bidding for the tournament this year, feeling they wouldn't have a chance for it, two years in a row. But they changed their minds after a meeting in the big city earlier this year. At the conclave they came face to face again with some of the men who served as Legion coaches across the state, or who came here with teams or simply as spectators. "Is Blytheville going to bid for the state touranment again this year?" The Blytheville men heard, this question—hopefully asked—over and over. * * *. "It was very encouraging," Bray said. "When you go all out, try to do your best, try to put on the best state tournament Arkansas ever had, and people respond like this, it's — wet!, it's just very encouraging." It's a lot of work, too. The Dud Casons, though they had numerous, logical reasons, were looked upon as overnight villians by some groups several, weeks ago when they closed the amateur boxers out of Legion Arena. There were numerous, logical reasons why they shouldn't have bid for tne state baseball tournament again but they did. And b e c a me overweekend heroes. Wide-Open Kentucky Derby LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-Wlth Griuitark ildelined by I broken bone, Stturday'i runninf of the »12S,000-idded Kentucky Derby shaped up today at t wide-open scramble with •t least four colts vying for the favorite 1 ! role. There are about 20 3-year-olds either at Churchill Downs or en route who can be listed as possible starters in the 1V4- mile race. However, the list may be trimmed to 14 or even 12 by the weather, Tuesday's Derby Trial and owners' unwillingness to part with the $1,500 necessary to get a horse into the starting line-up. Entries for the first of the Triple Crown series, which also includes the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, are to be made Thursday morning. Post time Saturday is 3:45 p.m. CST. 9-4 Lots for Arkansas SNARLS TRAVS ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Arkansas and Albuquerque are tied for the lead in Texas League baseball today, after the Dodgers walloped the Travelers 9-4 Sunday. None of the five pitchers Arkansas sent to the mound had ball control. Starter Joe DiFabio walked seven men in the first 1 2-3 innings, including six straight Dodger batters in the second inning, giving Albuquerque a 4-1 lead. Albuquerque's Charles Lauritson, usually a relief man, went Jie route and scattered 12 Arcansas hits. Tom Button drove in four runs for Albuquerque. He and Willie Crawford led at the plate, with a double and single apiece. Arkansas 010 102 000-4 0 12 Albuquerque 130 320 OOx-9 1 6 DiFabio (1), Milius (2), Braddock (4), Granger (5), Rouque (9) and Breeden. Lauritson and Stubbins. WP--Lauritson (2-1), There was quite a jam developed at the top of the Texas League Sunday — two teams were tied in percentage and three were tied in games. It came about when Albuquerque beat Arkansas 94 and Amarillo crushed El Paso 12-1, Albuquerque took the head-to- head series two games to one over Arkansas and wound up in a tie in percentage at .692. Each has a 9-4 record. But Amarillo took a series with El Paso two to one and ended up with a 10-5 record, which tied the Sonics with Arkansas and Albuquerque in games., But the gulf between the first club circuit is wide. El Paso in fourth place is four games behind, Austin is five away and Dallas-Fort Worth ir six in arrears. Austin and Dallas-Fort Worth couldn't play Sunday because of rain. Joe DiFabio walked seven mer in 1 2-3 innings before departing and Albuquerque had four runs to go on to an easy triumph over Arkansas. Charley Lauritson went the route for the Dodgers, scattering 12 Arkansas hits well enough. ANOTHER ONt.HITTlR BY McDOWtLL Sudden Sam Sensational By MIKE RATHET Associated Press s port* Writer They're calling him Sudden Sam McDowell, but Sensational to be more pitcher who Sam would seem appropriate for a has collected as many hits in one game as he's given up in two. McDowell, Cleveland's ace left-hander, collected two hits Sunday and his second straight one-hitter, allowing only a bloop double by Don Buford in the second inning as he pitched the Indians to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox. The feat of hurling successive one-hitters had been accomplished only three previous times In major league history, by Lon Warneke when he was with the Chicago Cubs, Mort Cooper when he was with the St. Louis Cardinals and Whitey Ford of the New York Yankees. .* . * * McDowell also live^ up to his Sudden label, applied because of his blazing speed, by striking out 10 and bringing his major league-leading total to 49. The undefeated southpaw also became the first American Leaguer to win four games and low- a sparkling l.M. i brew. The victory was the llth in 12 j Jim (Mudcal) Grant won ilia games this season [or the In- |,jg|,i c ap for the Twins, who had dians, who started off by winning their first 10 games. The 10-game winning streak was!eight games, lost seven previous allowed matched Sunday" by the Balti-> eight bits but drove in 'wo runs of their Grant more Orioles, who lifted their record to 12-1 by defeating Detroit 4-1. * « » The other AL teams played doubleheaders and all split. Minnesota lost to Washington 53, then pulled out of its tailspin by winning 3-1. California whipped Boston 6-1 but the Red Sox cruised to a 9-1 second game victory, Kansas City blanked New York 1-0 before the Yankees drubbed the A's 104. Boog Powell hit a two-run homer for the Orioles in the fourth inning and Brooks Robinson stroked a two-run single in the fifth. That was enough as Steve Barber and Dick Hall kept eight Tiger hits well scattered. Don Lock drove home three runs with a homer and a single for the Senators in the opener and they held on behind reliever Casey Cox despite homers by ci I.TJ (Tin tutu gaui^a aiivi i\rn- ^JOOCJT \JVA ucapnc iiuiiici & uj ered his earned run average to I Earl Batty and Harmon Kille- with a second-inning single. » » * Joe Adcock, Jim Fregosi and Jack Warner unloaded homers as the Angels whipped (he Red Sox in the opener. But Jerry Stepnenson handcuffed the Cali- fornlans in the nightcap, becoming the first Boston pitcher this season to complete a game as he scattered nine hits. The A's won their opener behind Rollie Sheldon's three-hitter. Ossie Chavarria's double and a single by Ken Suarez produced the game's only run off Whitey Ford in the sixth inning. * * * The nightcap was another story as the Yankees overcame a 4-2 deficit with a six-run sixth inning explosion triggered b Roy White's homer. 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