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the Texas R&ngers "We're For Real' • at No Doubt About It IJ> DKNNI-: II. KltfcKMAN AP Sports Writer ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) - It was like a scene from the Cin- cinnali Red dressing room in October only the name of the uniforms said "Texas Rangers." Again the victim was the Red Sox. Only instead of losing the World Scries in the seventh game to the Reds, the American League champions had just dropped a four game series to I he Rangers, picked for a Iliird place finish in Hie AL West. "This is MO fluke . . . we're a good club . . . just ask Boston," said slugger Jeff Hurroughs, whose three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning sank Boston and Luis Tianl «-.'(. With cheers echoing around the dressing room from players watching a nearby videotape replay, Burroughs said "I think we're for real. WE CAN hit. We're getting great pitching and play better defense than anybody gives us credit for." Burroughs' homer, his third, three-run homer of the series, snapped a :\-',\ lie and handed Tianl his first defeat of the season after three victories. "I was just trying to hit the ball hack through the middle for a single," said Burroughs. "Me threw that little chatigeup curveball and the hall jumped out of the park." Tom Grieve and Mike Hargrove also hit home runs off Tianl changeups to tie the game :<-!{ alter Boston had jumped lo a .'!-<) lead in the third inning on Dwighl Evans' solo shot and Bernic Carho's two-run blast. "it's jusl unbelievable for this young club lo sweep a team like Boston," said Ranger manager Frank J.ucehesi. "Ff anything, we're going to gel better. I don't make predictions but I said all winter our pilch- ing would be better than what you think. This team just can'l wait lo get to the ballpark to play." Burroughs, who used to fly into temperamental rages when the wind held up his long shots in Arlington Stadium, said "I decided I couldn't worry about thai or I would have lo gel out of baseball." The AL's Most Valuable Player in l!)74, added "I'm jusl trying lo meet the ball and it seems like everything we do turns out right." While I he Rangers rested at (he lop of (he ladder in the AL Astros Split Heads With Mets, 5-4, 4-7 FSB Softball Squad Takes (Championship The Farmer's State Bank Baseball squad grabbed first place honors over the weekend in I he McGregor Tournament, defeating the A/Iocs of Round Rock to capture the title. In their efforts toward the championship, the FSB team first defeated the Waco Patriots 4-3 in II innings Saturday evening. Saturday night, the locals returned lo blast Round Rock, M-4. Sunday evening, the FSB group, coached by Clove Ferguson, moved to the final game by virtue of their win over McGregor, 7-11. They met the Round Rock squad again in the final, edging the Aztecs, 2\. By BRIK'K LOWITT AP SPORTS Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Welcome, Joe Fra/ier, to the New York Mets School of Futility. Fra/.ier, in his rookie year as manager, discovered on Sunday what his predecessor, Yogi Herra, painfully learned through the previous three seasons- that the Mels have this thing about douhlchcadcrs. They can't win them. They look a seven-game winning streak into the twinbill against the Houston Astros. One of the games should have been played Saturday, but rain forced a one-day postponement. With two single games that streak might have remained alive. But with two games on one day, the Mets, history showed, were goners even before the first pitch. In the previous three years, the Mets had played 45 doubleheaders. They'd swept a mere five of them. They'd lost both ends ot"22. They'd managed to split the remaining IK. And last year alone, in 14 doubleheaders, they'd lost the openers in 12 of Ilieui. "(ih, yeah?" Fra/ier mused after being apprised of that negative bit of trivia. "Well, I didn't know about that. I was used lo winning most of my douhlchcadcrs in the minors. And as far as I'm concerned I plan to gel used lo winning most of them up hero. "Don't tell me about history. Thai's all il is -the past." "But frankly," In- added, "I'm kind of happy about splitting (his one," he said after the Mels lost the opener 5-4 before rebounding lo lake the nightcap 7-4. "We almost lost both of them." In the first game, New York look the lead with a second-inning run on a throwing error by winner J.R. Richard, 4-1, and made il :t-0 in the fourth on run-scoring singles by Wayne Garret! and Ron Hodges. Get Re«h| hr Sprm Mexia Building Supply 909-East Milam 562-3847 HOME IMPROVEMENT SUPPLIES Servicing All Brands T.V's -C. B's Stereos And General Electric Major Appliances ^********************************************i ; Introductory Special \ Home Calls $ 9 95 Or Bring Your Set In... Only 20 Miles... Same Day Service! $ i*********************************************! McConnell Furniture & Appliance "Urine A littlt-Siw A Lot" Frn Dtliwy We Service What We Sell Phone 576-2764 Hubbard, Texas West, the Red Sox limped back home to "regroup" as Manager Darrell Johnson put it. "We were hurt by our long layoff that's for sure and we're not hilling or pilching the way we should." said Johnson. "You bet we've gol lo regroup . . . particularly after this series. The Rangers are a Jot better than a lot of people think. They can hit. Luis made three bad pitches and il cost him." sports shorts Kentucky Derby Jolley's Bitter, Barrera's jolly But the Astros struck for four runs arid chased Mickey Lolich in the fifth, two of the runs scoring on Enos Cabell's double. The Mets lied it in the sixth OM Ed Kranepool's homer, then lost it in the ninth when Greg Gross singled and pinch-runner Wilbur Howard came around on a bunt, Ken Boswcll's flyball to deep left-center and Larry Milbourne's single, a poke off Bob Apodaca, I-I, that sailed jusl over shorslop. "It was a fastball, away. It just happened to hit my bat. It was just in the right place," said Oilbourne. 4"Bul Wilbur really made the play by gelling to third on lhat fly ball." To which Howard replied, "Let's just say Larry and I were both in the right place at the right lime." In the second game, the; Mets again scored in the second, this time on Garrelt's homer. The Astros lied il 1-1 in the sixth on singles by Cesar Cedeno and Bob Watson and Leon Roberts' RBI grounder. Then the Mets jumped on Gilbert Rondon, 0-1, and chased him with a four-run sixth. "I had a lew friends out here watching me," said Rondon, a New York City youngster making his first start in the majors. "But I don't think lhat put any special pressure on me. I think I just beat myself with some bad pitches." The worst one was Dave Kingman's tic-breaking single, the one that sent Rondon to the showers. Mike Barlow came on to surrender RBI-singles to Jerry Grole and Del Unser and Bud Harrelson's .squeeze bunt. Houston cut New York's lead to 5-4 with three runs in the eighth, two of them on Cliff Johnson's pinch-home run thai kayoed Jerry Koosman, 2-1. "When I saw that one going out, Fra/.ier recalled, "1 thought to myself, 'Whew. Here we go again.' That's when I though! we might bo blowing the second game too." But the Mels locked it up in the bottom of the eighth on Unser's two-run homer. S p o r I s Quthf Sfauta Bill McClellan Editor I'AGEli- MONDAY, MAYX l»7fi -MKXIA, TEXAS HASKBALL CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox retired the No. 2 uniform worn by the late Nellie Fox who died of cancer last December. CiKNEWAL LAUREL, Md. - Ex-jockey Eric S. Walsh. 36. was found dead in what police called ah apparent suicide. GOLF HOUSTON - Lee Elder shot final rounds of 67 and 69 for a 278 total to win the rain-delayed $200,000 Houston Open Golf Tournament by one stroke over Forrest Fezzler. TENNIS AMELIA ISLAND, Ela. —Chris Evert scored an easy 62, 6-2 win over Kerry Melville Reid lor $25,000 first place money and her third straight title on the $100,000 women's tennis tournament. FREIBURG, Germany West Germany swept both final singles matches for a 5-0 rout of Denmark and a erth in the European Zone Davis Cup tennis quarter-finals against the Soviet Union. Jo Anne Relies On Good Luck Caddie To Win Tara MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) Veteran golfer Jo Anne Carner i s grateful caddie Billy McKen/ie isn't very generous with his bad luck. "I've won live out of 10 tournaments with Billy as caddie," said Mrs. Carner after capturing (he $7,000 top prize in the $50,000 Lady Tara Golf Classic. The six-year veteran from Palm Beach, Fla., won by three strokes over Argentina's Silvia Bertolaccini in shaltering Ihe tournament record with a 54-hole total -of 209, 10 under par. She won it Sunday by firing a 70 lo Miss Bertolaccini' 73. McKcnzie, whom Mrs. Carner calls "my good luck charm," broke several ribs Thursday during a car accident which knocked two golfers, Jerilyn Brit/, and Kathy Postlewait, out of competition with minor injuries. But McKenzie, a University of Georgia graduate assistant, was on Ihe job all three days, trailing Mrs. Carner in a cart. Mrs. Carner, a six-year veteran of Ihe Ladies Professional Golf Association tour, who played as an amateur lor 20 years, won her second tourney of Ihe year on the 14th hole. She has won 12 tournaments over-all. Mrs. Carner, :?7, and Miss Bertolaccini were both at seven under par with five holes left before the long-hitting Mrs. Carner knocked in a 15-foot putt tor an eagle (o pull away. "The hard part of the shot standings AMERICAN LEAGUE EMI W L ret Milwaukee New York Detroit Cleveland Baltimore Boston Texas Oakland Kansas City Minnesota Chicago California 1 10 1 1 7 „ I Wett 11 10 7 i S 7 4 & « 1 10 » « • 7 9 1 II .«« .M7 .571 .MO .412 .400 .M7 .at .900 .400 as w CB — — 14 2'i 4 4 — 2 2>t 4 4 S>» SaHriay'iRmlla California I, Cleveland I Oakland al Baltimore, apd , rain Minnesota », Milwaukee i Detroit 10, Chicago 1 Kansas City 4, New York 1 Tew 7, Botlan 1 Iwtfiy'i HesMU Cleveland U-4, California 74 Detroit at Chicago 2, pod., rain Oakland 6-1, Baltimore 2-4 Milwaukee al MlnmaoU. pod , MOW Kaniai City 2, New York 1, 11 innings Tms f , Boiton } AUTIsMSlDT Cleveland Eckersley 2-2 it Oakland Bosnian 04, HiJOpm. Only game scheduled . Kanui City at Boston, night. Chicago 81 Baltimore, night. Minneiota al Detroit, night Texas it Milwaukee, night New York at California, nite Cleveland at 0»U»«d. night NATIONAL I.CAfil'e Philadelphia New York Pittsburgh Chicago Si Uui» Montreal Cincinnati Los Angelei Houston San Diego San Francisco Atlanta tan w L 11 * 14 1 » 9 11 II 1 I? 7 1! Ucil 11 t 12 » 1.' II 19 11 « 12 1 12 fet. .«47 636 .500 ..MO .400 .Ml .'ii» ,S7l is; .47* .400 .400 I 2 3'i J'j Houston H, New York f 7 I'hjladdahl* I. Atlanta I Montr?*! $. Cincinnati 4, IS Innings Us Angeles 3 St. Louis I San(>icgo4. Pittsburgh 2 Chicago (, $an Francisco !>. 1st game, 14 innings was thai I was slanding on a rock with my left foot," said Mrs. Carner, who also won the LOUISVILLE iAP) - "I guess everybody's happy now lhat we got beat." embittered Irainer LeRoy Jolley told the man representing Pitnlico race track where Ihe Preakness will be held May 15. In the barn area Sunday. Jolley refused lo talk to reporters — a turnabout from last year when he saddled Derby winner Foolish Pleasure. "I'm too busy," Jolley snapped. Meantime. Bold Forbes' Irainer, Laz Barrera. basked in the glory of saddling a winner in his first Derby try. He said Ihe liltle Kentucky-bred colt, who slarted racing in Puerto Rico, would be shipped back to New York today where he'll remain for a week before heading for the Preakness. the second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Of the Derby field of nine. Bold Forbes. Honest Pleasure and third-place finisher Elocutionist arc sel lo compete in the I :M6 mile Preakness. On The Sly and Cojak. who f in shed fifth and sixth in the Derby, are possible Preakness starters since Ihe Baltimore track is close to home. Several horses who weren't here for Ihe Derby are likely to go in Ihe Preakness. among them Zen, Sonkisser, Life's Hope and Great Contractor. Life's Hope, who won the Illinois Derby at Sportsman's Park Saturdav and is trained brs. or else lo the Jersey Derby. Il depends on how the trainer's namesake, a coll called Barrera. does in next Saturday's Withers Slakes al Bel- ninnl. Barrera will start in the Jersey Derby with Life's Hope if he does well in the Withers. It not. chances are Bold Forbes will go along to the Preakness with Life's Hope heading to the Jersey Derby. "I have a lot of different Fetter's Welding :il hr. service 7 days a ween Shop ft Portable Work 916 E. Milam $624452 owners and I must see to it lhat each horse goes in the race that is best for him," said the Cuban-born Barrera who trains Bold Forbes lor Esteban Rodriguez Tizol of Puerto Rico. II was Tizol. 72.. ailing and unable lo attend the Derby, wto gave Angel Cordero Jr. his first opportunity lo ride cl El Cnmmandante in San Juan. RE AD I-MIX, Inc. Concrete. Reinf steel.- gravel, sand, crustt rock, sack cements, blocks, and culvert pipe. Office r,«J-J5l!» Home s«i'-riL»7« Tonight Thru Tuesday Open 7:45 Rated R Orange Blossom Golf Classic al by Berrera for Ihe Harbor View St. Pelersburg, Fla., earlier Farm, might go in Ihe Preak- Ihis season. ness as an entry with Bold For- Jaycee Rodeo Date Set The Mexia Jaycees have announced May 21 and 22 as the dates for their annual Jaycee Junior Rodeo. Belt Buckles and prize money will be awarded to the winners of each event. Entry forms for the two day Junior Rodeo may be obtained from Bunk Cockrell by phoning 817-562-5571 or 562-2419. An entry form is also provided elsewhere on this page. Forms are to be mailed to Gary McNew, 917 Briarwood in Mexia (76667). No entries will be accepted after May 15,1976. AH contestants will be notified as to when they are to participate by May 18. If the notice has not been received by that date, the applicant must contact Gary McNew (817-562-3982) to be eligible. For further details, clip the entry blank located below. Uvinf by Ihe old rules-driven by revenge-dueling lo Ihe death over • woman' HERSHEY-RIVERO-PARKS-W1LCOXMITCHUM *********************************** ENTRY BLANK MEXIA JAYCEE JR. RODEO May 21 6 22, 1976 'Belt Buckles to be awarded in these events Prize money will be paid after stock charges and secretary fees are taken out. Check each event entered and the night you prefer to ride. Friday Saturday Entry fee BOYS M. Bull Riding *2. Bareback Riding •3. Tie Down Calf Roping *4. Ribbon Roping 5. 14 yrs. 6 under Steer Riding GIRLS •1. Barrel Race *2. Goat Tying *3. Break Away Roping 4. 14 yrs 6 under Flag Race OPEN (nay enter each night) 1. Calf scramble 12 yrs. G under 2. 4-H 6 FFA Relay Race 3. Rescue Race 4. Sled Race 5. Chute Dogging $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $15.00 $ 2.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $ 2.00 Trophy awarded Saturday night. Pays $10.00, $5.00, 5 $2.00 - no fee: $5.00 per team $5.00 per team $3.00 MINOR'S RELEASE We hereby give permission for to participate in the Nexia Jaycee Jr. Rodeo, and we hereby release the Mexia Jaycees and the Rodeo Producer of any responsibility as to injuries, theft, or any other damages that might be incurred by his or her participation. Parent or Guardian Date Parent or Guardian Date Notary Public Date All entries must be mailed to Gary McNew, 917 Briarwood, Mexia, Texas. 76667 No entries will be accepted after May Ig , 1976. All contestants will be notified as to when they are to participate by May/5 7 , 1976. If this notice has not been received by that date, contact Gary McNew. Phone 817-562-3982. Make all checks payable to Mexia Jaycees. All entries must be notarised. AGE; NO more than 20 years as of January I, 1976. Proof will be requested.

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