The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1966 · Page 9
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Kyttwvffl* (Ark.) Courtor Nm - Friday, Jum IT. 1M» - Pi|» Loses Control, But ... Richert Gets that Big V By ED SCHUYLER JR. ' I bonus baby eight years ago and Associated Press Sports Writer a 24-game winner last season, 'turned slugger Thursday night, driving in five runs with the second and third homers of his major league career as the Braves stomped the New York Mets 17-1. Pete Richer! tried hard. In fact, he tried so hard he almost didn't earn the letter he prizes so much-tht W for win. Earlier this season, after striking out seven straight batters to lie an American League record but losing the game 4-0 to Detroit Richert said: "It don't mean a thing if you don't get the big W. You've got to get the win." The Washington southpaw got the big W Thursday night in the Senators' 2-1 victory over league-leading Baltimore, but despite allowing only one hit, he needed ninth inning help to get it. * * * Richerl, touched by Brooks Robinson for a lead-off single in the second when Baltimore scored an unearned run, was sailing along until he lost his control in the ninth. He walked the first two batters in the ninth - Bob Johnson and'Frank Robinson — before Ron Kline came in to pitch out of the jam. "I don't know what happened," said Richert, who now has a 7-6 record. "1 guess 1 was just trying too hard." Up to the first walk in the ninth he had retired 19 straight Orioles, who had a four-game winning streak •napped. Besides good pitching there was another big reason behinc the Senators' victory — 6-foot-' Frank Howard. He singled home both Washington runs in the third. * other vear. Cloninger hard-hitting The Braves' 17 runs and 22 hits were the highest single- gam* totals in the majors this started out as a _____ _. catcher at Rock Spring's High School in Denver, N.C., but wound up as a pitch- ng sensation who attracted scouts from every major league club. "Like all athletes in high school, I hit real good," he said. "My last year 1 hit .509, but that doesn't mean much. * * * •I always wanted to play every day, but I soon found out in talking to major league scouts that I didn't have a chance as a catcher. They said I might be a good defensive catcher, but they In * * American League games, the Chicago White Sox- took a doubleheader from Kansas City 6-4 and 5-2, Detroit smashed boston 16-4, the New York Yankees edged Cleveland 7-6 and California beat Minnesota 7-2. Tom McCraw was the big gun for the White Sox. He tripled in his only official at-bat and scored 'three runs-in their 6-4 first game victory and drove in all of their runs with a grand slam homer and a bases empty blast in the 5-2 nightcap triumph. Detroit's Denny McLain, the American League's winningest pitcher, breezed to his 10th victory against three losses behind the hitting of Willie Morton, Al Kaline and Jim Northrup in the route of Boston. Morton drove in six runs, including three with a home run. Kaline and Northrup each got four hits. The Yankees got a two-run homer from Mickey Mantle and then drove Cleveland's Sam McDowell from the game with five runs in the fifth. Chuck Hinton hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth before Hal Reniff got the last out. Norm Siebern's bases empty homer leading off the seventh broke a 2-2 tie or Caliornia, and Frank Malzone's three-run blast in the ninth put it out of reach as the Angels notched their fifth straight victory. Pony Rams combined tight defense with good pitching to hand Owls a 4-0 whitewashing yesterday afternoon in Pony League at Fed era! Compress Park. Gary Richardson pitched the route for the winners, allowing the Owls only three hits. Dan ny Beck was the catcher. Rams put across two runs in the first and two in the sixth to take their fifth win of the season against one loss. Ronnie Richardson hurled all the way for Owls, giving up a total of six- hits. Larry Moore was behind the plate. Owls' record is now didn't think I'd hit enough. I guess they were right," The 25-year-old right-hander, vho was struggling along with a 5-7 pitching record before his date with the Mets, stopped hem on five hits while stroking a single in addition to three-run and two-run homers—for a 63- point boost in his batting average to .184. Cloninger hit his only previous big league homer last season— against the Mets. Elsewhere in the National _eague, Saa Francisco's Juan Marichal became the majors' first 12-gam* winner in the first- place Giants' 2-1 victory over Houston, the Chicago Cubs upended Don Drysdale and the Lo« Angeles Dodgers 5-3; Philadelphia slugged Cincinnati 12-5 with a 19-hit attack and Pittsburgh edged St. Louis 2-1. Marichal pitched a four-hitter, boosting his record to 12-2, ant drove in the deciding run as the Giants won their fifth in a row After Tom Haller homered for the Giants in the second, singles by Ollie Brown and Hal Lanier put runners on first and third Marichal then tapped to thir< baseman Bob Aspromont* and Brown beat the throw to the plate. The Cubs beat Drysdal* for the third time this season ant sent the Dodger right-hander down to his fourth straight defeat, scoring four runs in the second inning and holding 01 behind relief pitcher Ca MAJOR NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet-G.8. Sin Fran. ...» 23 .629 LOS Angeles .35 25 .583 J Pittsburgh .. 34 25 ,87« M Philadel. ... 34 27 .557 4V4 Houston .... 33 28 .541 5% St. Louis ... 28 30 .483 » 29 35 .453 11 Atlanta Cincinnati New York 26 32 .448 11 22 33 .400 13V4 Chicago .. •• 18 40 .310 19 Thursday's Results San Francisco 2, Houston 1 Pittsburgh 2, St. LOuis 1 Atlanta 17, New York 1 Philadelphia 12, Cincinnati i Chicago 5, Los Angeles 3 Today's Games Pittsburgh it Atlanta, N New York at Cincinnati, 2, twi-night Philadelphia at St. Louis, N San Francisco at Los Ang«l«f, koonce. Koonce blanked the Dodgers from the fourth through the ninth, when he needed last-out help from Billy Hoeft. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Tony Cloninger was batting .500 when $100,000 convinced him he had no future as a hitter Now he's batting .184 - and wondering again. The Atlanta pitcher, a $100,000 Osceo/a KOs Memphians OSCEOLA - It was getting late. . It was also getting ridiculous. So they called the semipro baseball game here last night after seven innings, with the Osceola Indians on top, 27-4 over Malone & Hyde of Memphis. Roger Sledge was the winning pitcher, tossing a pleasant game his debut. The Indians whacked 16 hits. Just about everybody on the Memphis team took a turn on the hill. Bob Pleasant was the loser. For the Indians, Terry Baker and Max Briley had three hits apiece in four at-bats. Richard Gaines had two hits and Buddy McAfee rocked a homer. Harvey's 68 of Jonesboro has I game here Saturday nigh at 8 Jim McKay will probably pitch for the Indians. Osceola st«nd§ 3-» for the season. u.».Hl> 000(103 I .. 4 It S* l 25ff ..... M 364 I .. " '« * iSSTphin-PIMMtLPi Ml* Robin .on eKl. - *'«''.?' lnn 3-2. Today's action matches Tigers against Wings at Federal Compress Park at 5 o'clock. Little Rotary topped American Legion 4-0; and Randall rolled 104 over Lions last night in Blytheville Little League. Rotary won a battle of one- hitters. Bunch, who struck out seven, was the winner. He walked one. Bisher, the loser, struck out six and walked a pair. Rotary scored three times in the first, inning on just one hit to end the mys'.ery early. Randall won a two-man no- hitter. McCall did most of the chunking, Christy coming on to get the last two outs. McCall struck out eight but walked six. Brown was the loser. Beavers relieved. Brown struck out six, walked five. Randall had a big first with three runs on just one hit, and closed with four runs on three safeties in the sixth. Tonight: Kiwanis vs. Ark- Mo; and Jayeees vs. Randall. MIDGET Twins blasted 19 hits and defeated Falcons 24-6 last night in the wildest game of the YMCA Midget League season. Falcons were in the game for just one inning, posting a 2-1 advantage in the first but were practically chased out of the park in the second when Twins got 10 hits and 15 runs. They added live runs on three safeties in the third. From that point it was a pretty well played ball game, but the damage had been done. Falcons had six runs on only five hits. Tonight's gam* between Hawks and Burdette is at 8 o'clock. Hey Kids! Saturday's the day, kids! First of a series of soap box racer Inspections is lined up af 11 a.m. at the Jaycees building. Richard Nokes, Blytheville derby director, said the clinics are conducted to help inform boys (11 through 15) about the rules and recommended procedures for constructing coasting cars. Derby date here is July 17. Nokes said he expects a record field of enrtants. Parents and friends are invited to the inspection clinic tomorrow. Winner of the event here gets a $500 savings bond, a trophy and the opportunity to compete in the national ' at Dayton. i Only games scheduled Saturday's Games Pittsburgh at Atlanta, N New York at Cincinnati Philadelphia at St. Louis, N San Francisco at Los Angeles, Houston at Chicago N Tough Tonight Pepsi Wins Half Crown KENNETT - Pepsi-Cola <sf BlythevtUe, which won the Kennett Softball League first half, added some icing last night when the men trimmed Bank of Kennett 10-2. Bill .Gillock, newcomer on the Blytheville staff, won it with * neat four-hitter. Johnny Ross was head man with the stick for the visitors. He had two of the six hits. Loose fielding was the bankers' downfall. Gillock walked four and struck out three. Howard Campbell, the loser, walked four and whiffed a pair. Pepsi finished its first half of the season with a 10-2 record. Carnett Furniture was runnerup with 9-5. The Blytheville men expect a real battle tonight at Blytheville Air Force Base against Jim Snow, an all- SAC hurler. Bill Sharp has the starting assignment for Pepsi. It's at 8 o'clock. All welcome. S 1 ANOI N( AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pol. <J.i, Baltimore . . S» 21 .«»« Cleveland . . 3* 20 .«4S 1 Detroit .•>. . M 22 .621 2 Jalifornia .. 32 29 .525 7ti Minnesota . 2* 30 .4*3 10 Chicago .... 28 30 .4*8 10 York . 25 31 .448 12 Washington . 25 37 .403 15 Kansas City . 23 35 .397 15 Boston 21 38 .356 17« Thursday'! Results Detroit l«, Boston 4 Chicago 6-5, Kansas City 4-2 California 7, Minnesota 2 New York 7, Cleveland 8 Washington 2, B.ltimort 1 Today's Game* California at Kansas City, N Chicago at Minnesota, N Cleveland at Washington, N Detroit at New York, N Baltimore at Boston, N Saturday's Barnes California at Kansas City, 2, twi-night Chicago at Minnesota Cleveland at Washington Detroit at New York Baltimore at Boston MINORS- TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. 36 25 .590 33 28 .533 » 32 29 .525 4 30 30 .500 5' 2« 35 .428 10 26 35 .417 10' CORN/NG /S CULPRIT Amarillo ... ARKANSAS Albuquerque El Paso Dal-FW ... Austin Legion Loses No. 1 CORNING - Blythtville's Dud Casons got a taste of how the other half lives. The Casons lost their first American LegiOn baseball game of the season last night, bowing to Corning 6-3. They had won 13. Walt Hampton was the losing pitcher. He was charged with the six runs. Bobby George pitched the remaining three and two- thirds innings. Walt got into big trouble when he forced in a couple runs On walks in the sixth. Walt was not exactly pleased with the calls. Sam Singleton, playing first base, carried most of the Blytheville attack, socking a home run and a pair of singles. His homer came U.S. OPEN GOLF Club Pro in Lead By BOB GREEN SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Al Mengert, a club pro from Tacoma, Wash., who grabbed the first-round lead in the U.S. Open Golf Tournament, says mental condition is all-important for the darkhorses. "A fellow like me, a club pro, has to lick a mental block," Mengert said after carving out a three-under-par 67 Thursday. "A club pro only plays about three times a week. The guys on tht tour play all the time and "I'm a family man " he said. "I don't like the tour. I like tournaments, but not the tour. I can't 'take that day to day grind." He has played in nine Masters and is in his seventh open. This, of course, is his best showing. • * * * Littler, the 1961 Open champion, and Massengale managed to take two strokes off par and Billy Casper was one under. Grouped at par 70 are : Rodgers, Doug Sanders, San ATLANTA (AP) - Felipe Alou of the Atlanta Braves has hit 14 home runs this season — and produced only 14 runs with the blasts. Each of the homers by Alou was a solo shot, including his 14th Thursday night against the New York Mets. Thursday'* Results ARKANSAS 5, Austin 0 Dallas-Fort Worth 5, Amarlllo I El Paso 8, Albuquerque 3 Friday's Games Amarillo at ARKANSAS Austin at Albuquerque Dallas-Fort. Worth at El Paso INTERNATIONAL Toronto 5, Jacksonville 3 Buffalo 5, Richmond 4 Rochester 2, Columbus 0 Toledo 64, Syracuse 0-3 PACIFIC COAST Indianapolis 2-7, Phoenix 0-1 Denver 6, Portland 3 Tacoma 2, Seattle 1 Spokane 5, San Diego 3 Vancouver 4, Tulsa 3 Hawaii 5, Oklahoma City 3 an advantage. So you have to let geared up mentally. You lave to build your confidence." It also gave him a one-stroke ead over Gene Littler and Don Massengale, and a two-stroke margin over Billy Casper. He :oured the 6,719 yards of the par 70 Olympic Country Club course without suffering a bogey. He lad three birds. So his mental condition — so far as golf seemed fine. LU« wuui pioj «i* n*<, n»..*. «..« jxoagers, uoug oanaers, ami you may figure that gives them Franc j sco amateur John Miller an advantage Sn vou have to i A»-I..*.I: . ir.i XT««I« «,\* n is concerned — Rod Wins ST. LOUIS (AP) - Rod Uver of Australia, the No. 1 seed, defeated Pierre Barthes of France 7-9, 64, 6-4 Thursday night in the $17,000 U.S. Professional Hardcourt Tennis Championships. Pancho Segiira of Ecuador defeated Mai Anderson of Australia 6-3, 6-1. Anderson earlier had whipped the No. 2 seeded player, Australian Ken Rosew- .11. Open Golf SAN FRANCISCO (AP) First-round leaders in the National Open Golf Championship: Al Mengert 34-38-67 Gene Littler 36-32-68 Don Massengale 33-35—68 Billy Casper ....•• 34-35-69 Doug Sanders .-..._ 35-35—70 a John Miller ~ 36-34-70 Kel Nagle ...... 36-34-70 Phil Rodgers 35-35-70 and Australian Kel Nagle, who ost the 1965 Open title to Gary Player in a. playoff. At 71 were PGA champ Dave ilarr, Masters . champ Jack ftcklaus, Tony Lema, Arnolc 'aimer, Bob Goalby, Tom Nieporte and Wes Ellis Jr. Four- ime champion Ben Hogan, who received a special invitation to he tournament, was one of 10 a 72. The field will be trimmed to the low 60 and ties after today's second round. The final two rounds Saturday and Sunday will be televised nationally by ABC-TV with a man aboard In the fourth. Singleton, normally the catcher, was filling in for Jerry Yarbrough who was excused for the night. Pat Harper did the catching. Searcy Mears doubled, while Stan Williams, Bruce Bateman and Lee Forrester singled to account for the other Blytheville hits. The Casons, who had chances for a fifth big inning after leading 2-0, had runners thrown out at home and at second base. The Casons have two chances to get off that number 13 tonight: they have a twi-night doubleheader at home against Helena. Eddie earner and Jerry McLaughlin, are booked to pitch for the Casons..: Blst'vlle .. 000 200 10Q..3 72 Corning .. 000 033 000..8 10 a Blytheville—Hampton, , George («): and Harper, corning—Brashear and Rainwater. Major *'s THURSDAY'S STARS BATTING - Tom McCraw,' Chicago White, Sox scored three runs in the first game and drove in all of his team's runs in the nightcap with a grand slam homer and a bases empty shot in doubleheader sweep of Kan-, sas City. . : PICKING - Pete Richert, Washington, allowed only one hit and retired 19 straight batters before walking two men in: ninth and being relieved in Sen-: ators 2-1 victory over Baltimore. BARCELONA, Spain- Teddy Meho, 147, Ghana, outpointed Jose Ferrando, 147%, Spain, 8. Tom Nieporte Arnold Palmer Jack Nickl?us . ony Lema .... iob Goalby Wesley Ellis Jr. PFE WEE An eight-run rally in the final Inning gave Redskins »t 1W win over. Frogs last night in YMCA Pee Wee baseball. Frogs had dominated the game until the fatal inning, scoring four in the second. Redskins tallied one in the lower half, but Frogs were out front 8-S goinf into the final frame. In the last inning, Frog pitch ers tired, issuing five passes to set the stage for »omt solid base knocks, the last a hue* clearing double. Warriors »nd Roosters are "to tangle tonight in a league game 1:30 at Midget Park, We are not starting a rebellion. We are not killing giants. We are not selling tigers. . We are just selling Jords. They speak for themselves. SEE YOUR FORD DEALER PHILLIPS FORD SALES Broodwoy and Chickoiowba Sn. llytheville, Ark. WHERE SERVICE FOLLOWS THE SALE . 36-35-71 - 38-33-71 . 35-36-71 . 36-35-71 . 36-35-71 . 36-35-71 lav* Marr 36-35-71 a—Denotes amateur Ben Hogan Clubs (Custom fitted) Hogan Bagt by Burton FootjoyGolt Shots (Special Order) Men's Golf Shirts (Catalina) Ladies Golt Blouses. (Catalina) THE PRO SHOP Blyrhcville Country Club Bob Boyd, Pro. Pro Shop Merchandise Only Budgets Are tor Keeping And you con keep within your budget by cheeking the display and classified ads. You will find many bargains in food, clothing, furniture, hardware and etc. to help you balance your budget. Your local merchants have many valut priced items. Check their ads for the items that you need. MYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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