The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 11, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 11, 1966
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Casons Streak to 11th Victory; Date Here Sunday By ED HAYES, Sperti Editor Solid pitching, smart running and timely hitting pushed Blythcville's American Legion baseball record to 11-0 last night at Light Brigade Field. The Dud Casons defeated a good-looking group from West Memphis 3-2 in the twilight opener; and 5-0 in the nighty. Eddie Carner and Jerry McLaughlin were the winning hurlers. Carner allowed five hits, then the southpaw came on lo hold the big swingers to three hits. McLaughlin struck out 12 in the seven inning battle. The opener, played before a slim gathering in the twi- light, wai t sparkler, tight ill tht way. Tht CIMM undid • 2-1 tie In tht llxth Inning on Sam Singleton's doublt and Bruce Bateman'f single. Carner also hit a double In the game. Th* other hits, tingles, were delivered by Jimmy Wagner and Ronnie Beard. . • • * • * * McLaughlin handcuffed the visitor* all tht way, allowing only one walk. Blytheville'i best Inning was the second when two runs crossed the plate. McLaughlin, Bateman and Lee Forrester were credited with singles in the inning. John Blair drew • walk to drive in on* run and Bobby George squeezed horn* Forrester. Stan Williams singled twice In the nightcap. In the last Inning, Bateman cleared the fence but th» ball sailed off Into foul territory. He put one in the same general vicinity on the next pitch. The screamer stayed in play but the left fielder, running to the corner, stabbed the ball above his head, keeping it from going Into home-run territory. * * * The Blytheville boys have • 7:30 game tonight at Para- INDIAN THROWS NO-HITTER-LIKE HE SAID HE WOULD Sandy Hoists Dodgers to Top T/is) View from Hen ED HAYES * * * p T "^ Welker All-Star IT IS YET .POSSIBLE MISSISSIPPI COUNTY ,WTLL have one its biggest contingents ever in the two all-star classics this August in Li'l Rock—even though only one MisScoitt has been selected for the basketball game. . ', The selectee is six-footer Lynn Welker of teachville. Lynn was coached this year by John Widner who previously was named an assistant all-star coach to Li'l Rock Central's Jim Cathcart. Welker played against Blytheville the. past winter and this spring he tried out for the Legion baseball team here as a pitcher. He probably would've made the grade O.K. but dropped out because of a transportation problem. * * * This is just a peek at the all-star picks. Full publication isn't allowed until Sunday. Papers that don't publish on Sunday (and there are about four tunes as many than those that do) never get to use the complete list until it's old stuff Monday but they do have the privilege of local license. I don't think I'm letting a black cat out of the bag by telling you Allen Pruett of the Rector Black Cats also made the 14-player all-star team. Allen of the quick hands and sharp eyes was big news all winter but BIG big news when he played in the district tournament at Osceola. ' Arkansas State wanted to give Pruett a scholarship .but he preferred to join Mississippi State. A-State now has to settle for Allen's mother. She's a summer school student there, • Pals for a Night BILY WICKS AND ROWDY RED ROBERTS AREN'T quite what you'd call ring pals but their spirit of nationalism might minimize all other feelings when they go in against Japanese wrestling stars Tojo and Tamaya. The four are booked at Legion Arena Tuesday night Wicks' partner last Tuesday against the Japs was Dynamite Laye and they had to tote him off like a poke. In the first fight, promoter Herb Welch is giving Ted McCarthy a supreme test against Luke Graham. Herb suspects Ted will be doing more groaning than grunting. * * * Sauerkraut & Dumplings i FOUR-DOT DATA: St. Louis Cardinals announced (hey j received in excess of 100,000 orders for all-star tickets, or j enough to fill the new park twice. Still, David Skaggs of | Blytheville sent two requests for tickets and received two batches .... There are still 4,081 bleacher seats to b« sold. Yes, the new downtown Busch Stadium still has bleacher seats, the only new park to retain such a section Ez-BHS football players Danny Duncan and Kelly Walters, and Larry Crocker the slugging Legion catcher of a few summers ago, enlisted In the Marines together. They should bt home from San Diego about the JOth of this month on leave If these Marines do what I did when I cam* home on furlough from the army during the Second War, first thing they'll do to head for their backyards and fill • bucket of water. Stationed under the brutal sun at Camp LM, Vs., I kept a notebook filled with things I would do on my first furlough. At the top of the list, even ahead of sitting down to a pork lorn roast, potato dumplings and sauerkraut (and homemade peach pie), was the longing to fill a bucket of water and douse it over my head .... I never got to do it, though. If you had whiffed the aroma of my Mom's cooking, you wouldn't have left the house, either. Ryun Roars to New Record; OK, It's Your Move, AAU TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)Sensational Jim Ryun, new claimant to a world half-mile record, and the crusading Amateur Athletic Union were both somewhat an the spot today as the U.S. Track and Field Federation'l fourth national toieet reached a hectic close. What could Ryun, 19-year-old Kansas University freshman, do for an encore in his mile specialty today after streaking the half mile Friday in 1:44.9 to shatter Peter Snell's world mark of 1:45.1? And what could the AAU do lor an encore after its Ignored ultimatum Thursday that athletes competing in this federation meet will be barred from the National AU meet at New York two weeks hence? The AAU's unheeded mandate ostensibly means that Ryun, aow the world's greatest half roller and the world's second best miler, ts barred from the AAU meet and a possible berth on tha U.S. team which meets. the Russians In Los Angeles July 23-24. The same thing applies to Arizona's ace javelin* thrower, John Tushaus, who cracked the federation record Friday with a toss of 272-1H without even knowing about the AAU reprisal threat. * * * Only last Saturday at Los Angeles, Ryun ran the mile In 3:53.7, only one-tenth of a second slower than France'* Michel Jazy's world record of 3:53.«. "I wasn't shooting for the half-mile record, especially after my slow S3.3 first quarter," said Ryun. "I had planned to m«ve out on tht back stretch of the last quarter, but I.never thought I could run away from the field In this event." In cmashing Snell's record of 1:45.1. tet Feb. 3, Christchurch, New HO, at Zealand, By THE ASSOCIATED PRES a Sandy Keuiai, who numbers relief pitchers among his favor ite people, keeps giving them the cold shoulder. The Los Angeles southpaw act breezed to his eighth straight complete-game victory Friday night, subduing San Francisco on four hits as the Dodgers trimmed the Giants 61 and climbed past them inte first place lo th« Nationa League race. Koufax hasn't needed any help from the bullpen since May 5 while leading a Dodger charge from sixth place and overtaking Juan Marichal of the Giants for the major league pitching lead Koufax ndw is 11-1 with a 1.40 earned run average. Marichal is 10-2 with a 1.70 ERA. * + * Last year Koufax completed 27 starts, tops in the league for a left-hander since 1921. Sandy, however, has the deepest respect for relievers They're his biggest argumenl against the 'likelihood of a 30- victory season an achievement he appears to be courting again this season with his besl getaway ever. Dizzy Dean was the last pitcher to win 30 32 year's ag». Hal Newhouser won 29 in 1944, Robin Roberts won 26 in 1952 ami Don Newcombe captured 27 in 1956. Koufax was a 26-game winner last season. * * * He's 19 days ahead of his 1 pace, having won No. 11 last June 20. He had 10 complete at that time; this.yearhe lias gone the distance in 11 ol his 14 starts Including the run of eight that began a month ago Friday. Elsewhere Friday night, Atlanta ran Its winning streak to seven with an 8-1 romp over Pittsburgh, Houston nipped Chicago 1-0 in 10 innings, St. Louis outscored Philadelphia 5-4 and New York blanked Cincinnati 5- o. * * * Woody Woodward rapped a triple and two singles, driving in two runs, and Hank Aaron knocked to three runs with a double and groundnut, pacing an 11-Wt Atlanta attack. CM Chi OHva preserved Ken Johnson's fourth victory with four Innings «f scoreless relief. . Jim Wynn singled, took second on a sacrifice and scored on Bob Aspromonte's single, snap- Ryun raced over the closing quarter mile In 51.« to finish 20 yards la front. Jonesboro Boy On Sid«line» CROSSETT, Ark. (AP) - An ankle Injury took the 1* boys singles favorite out of the Crossett Jaycee tennis tournament Friday in the first round. Gary Dies of Jonesboro won the first set 6-1 before having to default to Tommy Woodrow of Alexandria, La. Meanwhile the top four seeds In 18 girls singles rolled to victory, each defeating an opponent from El Dorado. Judy Ryerson of Jackson, Miss., the top seed, defeated Gail Niemyer and second-seeded Ann Miles of Jackson beat Teresa Burleson 2-6, 6-0, 6-1. Third-seeded Brenda Scisson of Crossett defeated Mary Me Kinney (-1, 6-2 and fourth-seeded Melinda Kuntz of Little Rock stopped Laura. Balton 6-2, 6-1. Jess Davis of Jackson, the top seed in 16 boys singles, opened with a 6-2, 6-1 triumph over Randy Cooper of Litlle Rock. ping a scoreless tie at Houston and marring a brilliant pitching effort by Cubs rookie Ken Holtzman, who allowed enly three hits and did not permit a runner past first base until the 10th. Ron Taylor was the winner in relief of Dick Farrell, who worked nine Innings. Tim McCarver led St. Louis past the Phillies with a triple and three singles, driving In two runs Including the deciding tally in the seventh. Ex-Phillie Curt Simmons beat his fermer mates for the 18th time in 21 decisions but needed relief help fram Don Dennis and Joe Hoerner. Dick Rustek, making his major league debut for New York, pitched a four-hitter while Ed Bressoud drove in four runs with a pair *f homers as the Mets whipped Cincinnati ace Jim Maloney. Carol Siebert was the first to know that her husband was 1 Was Only Kidding' By CHARLEY HORNICK CLEVELAND (AP)-Sonny Siebert was kidding when he told his wife that he would pitch a no-totter Friday night but try to convince the Washington Senators he was. The 29-year-old Cleveland right-hander mowed the Senators down in order except on two occasions in pitching the first no-hitter game of the season. It gave the Indians a 2-0 decision and was Siebert's fifth victory against three defeats. Wiping perspiration, Siebert told newsmen in the clubhouse that his wife, Carol Ann, was Iddding him Before he left for the ballpark about the way he has been going and particularly about being bombed in.lasting only six innings against the Minnesota Twins Sunday. "I told her, 'If you don't get off my back, I'll go out and pitch a no-hitter,'" Siebert said. "I was only kidding but along about the fourth inning I started to think about that. Siebert had retired 13 batters in order when Dick Nen walked in the fifth inning to become the first Washington baserunner. The only other Senator to reach first base was Paul Casanova, •who did it on an error In the eighth. Neither man got to second. * * * Leon Wagner'* bases-empty homer In the first inning was he only run Siebert needed. Chico Salmon hit a run-scoring single in the third after Vic Da- valillo walked and stole second. Siebert said he didn't actually start thinking about getting a no-hitter until about the eighth inning. "None of the fellows said any thing to me about it," he added 'They didn't have to the way hey were going after everything."- Did he feel stronger as he went along? * * * "I can't say that I got stronger," Siebert said, "but I was working harder. I was bearing down with everything I had and rying to get 'em out one at a ftllllllllllliltlllllllllllBIBIimBIIIIIlllllllillllilllilllllllllilll • COURIER NEWS m BATURDAY, JUNK 11, 19M f I PAGB efZ j WiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiifliiiniNiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii time." The no-hitter was the first for a Cleveland pitcher since Bob Feller pitched one in beating ftie Detroit Tigers 2-1, in Cleveland July 1, 1951. The last no-hit, no-run game by an Indian pitcher was on June 30, 1948, by Bob Lemon, who beat the Tigers, 2-0. Siebert had praise for his catcher, Joe Azcue, for making him keep the ball down. He said the trouble in Minnesota last Sunday was that he .wag getting Hie ball too high. He also praised teammates who made plays to rob the Senators of hits. In the eighth inning Don Lock hit a sharp liner that appeared to be headed into left field, but third baseman Max Alvis leaped high to catch the ball. Bob Saverine led off the seventh with a sharp liner, but first baseman Fred Whitfield caught it. The no-hitter was the first of his baseball career for Siebert, who is in his third season at a major leaguer. "Sam McDowell Is the guy mat I figured would get a no- hitter someday this season," he said, "and he probably will." Open 24 Hours A Day M&R BRACK! N CAFE 3RD & RAILROAD PO 8-9929 •audio* Formerly Oceaple* by Boom Cliuun SOYBEAN SEED FOR SALE HILL — LEE CERTIFIED — NON-CERTIFIED HIGH GERMINATION — HIGH QUALITY VALLEY FIELD GIN Yarbro, Ark. 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"Along about the fourth inning I started to think about that." At Siat point the Senators hadn't even had a baserunner. It wasn't until the fifth that Dick Nen walked on a 3-2 pitch. Paul Casanova was the only other Senator to get on, reaching first on Chico Salmon's low throw in the eighth. Neither runner went any further that first, and Siebert permitted just three balls to leave the infield, the last a fly ball by Bob Saverine to Chuck Hinton in left field for the final out of the game. Siebert said he actually didn't think seriously of getting the no- hitter until about the eighth inning, adding: "I was concentrating more on winning the game because the way I've been going I needed the victory." * * * The victory was the fifth against three defeats for the 29- year-old right-hander, who wa 16-8 last season, his second in the majors. In pitching the first no-hitter since Dave Morehead of Boston hurled one against Cleveland END FEAR of doctor and hospital bills. 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The West Memphli young men came to town with an M record, losing only to Colonial Bakery of Little Rock and Oakhaven in Memphis. The West Memphians also have a win over the Little Rock club. 9,10 and 11 mst OAMI WMt JMmpbla .. 001 010 »-» I t Blythevllle MO 001 1—3 I 1 Weat Memphli — Wllltanu «n4 Drace. Blytheville — earner anS Singleton. Umpire*: Jim atont «nd Ray Bmallrldge. SECOND OAMI W«t Memphli .. 000 000 0-« t t Blythevllle 121 001 X-S > > Wut Memphis—CliHlt; Robinson and Sclfres. Blythevtne—McLmigh. Iln and singleton. UmptrM: email, rldet and Stone, Vhursday BlytheviU* .. 015 132 OSS— M II 1 Jonesboro ... 022 030 100— 8 11 > Jonesboro—Cook. Henry (8), Owens (7). an* Hatrelton. B\ythev«l« —Bateman, George (3): singleton and Beard. WP—George. Umplrea— Benny GamGUl and Boy Turner. last Sept. 16, Siebert conducted quite a classy demonstration for several thousand persons who conduct classes every day- teachers who attended the game as guests of the Indians. * * * In other American League games, Baltimore drubbed Boston 9-2, Detroit defeated New York 8-2, Minnesota stopped Chicago 6-2 and Kansas City edged California 3-2. Baltimore's Wally Bunker had a no-hitter for six innings, but Boston's Jim Gosger led off the seventh by beating out a drag bunt for a single. Bunker wound up with a four-hitter and also drove in two runs with a double. Andy Etchebarren and Russ Snyder added two RBI each for the Orioles. Jake Wood and Norm Cash hit successive homers in the first inning triggering Detroit to its sixth straight victory. Hank Aguirre scattered eight hits, two of them New York homers by Clete Boyer and Joe Pepitone, in posting his first complete game of the season. Dave Boswell pitched a four- hitter and stroked two singles as Minnesota coasted past Chicago. Boswell singled across a run and scored another in the Twins' four-run second inning, then scored again in the sixth. Phil Roof rapped a two-run single in the fourth Inning, breaking a 1-1 tie and sending California's Dean Chance to his sixth straight defeat and eighth in 11 decisions. Three Kansas City pitchers held the Angels to four hits, three by Jose Cards- nal. Only 2 Gal. $5.00 Ms<h (o sell for much more, still Gujrint«d it Ibis unbelievable low BIG M DISCOUNT m STORES Alain & Franklin — BIy. & Air Base Highway Special Rack MEN'S SUITS- $ ••••••*••••• 8 DONT FORGET - OPEN SUNDAY 12 NOON TIL 6 PM TWO LOCATIONS • Alrbase Highway • Franklin ft Cherry All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Pa int& Glass Works 2213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. 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