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SECTION D Jlortfjtoegt SPORTS FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRIl 18, 1976 White Seizes On Bad Choice, Wins 38-30 -· 'io RedTeamTakesTke Ball And A Bath By GRANT HAL!, 'TLMKS spans Editor At intermission of Saturday's Hod-While football game here, Hunt's looked promising for the tavorcil Keel team. After spotting the White 21 points at the outset and then falling behind 31-0 after 4:21, the regulars had scored 24 .straight points to pull within seven. 312-1, at the half. And lli/»y had- (he option to kick or receive in the third quarter. With a gale-force.wind blowing, they cauld kick oft ricicp, get two or three more scores and put the game away, Or so it seemed. fiul lo and behold, the Red coaches took the ball. They gol it at their 20-yard . line four times and at their six once in their first five sccond-hal possessions, 'after which thoy't micte one first'down and fallen bill of the contest, 38-24. Thi White ultimately won 3fl 30. Coach Frank Broyles ha been jovial and generally we: pleased through -the first hall but when the Hod coacnes loo (he .ball in the second half h n e a r l y - f e l l off his telecast Eri p^rch high in Ihe pressbox. "They should lose Ihe game, he said on the air, five plaj into the final 1 half. And Into for reporters, he added," I \va shocked. The Red team ha momentum, and could ha\ taken a 50-knol wind. They'r lucky they didn't get beat 40 points." HUGE FACTOR The wind ' was that much a factor. Punting with it, Std Little sailed two kicks over yards. Against it, two of Si best shots went 15 and 17 yard He kicked field goals of 46 an 55 yards with Uw wind, clc'arh each by 15 yards, but saw 3n-yarder into the gale f.lutl and die two yards into the e zone. The Red's rockhead decisi notwithstanding, the Wh team earned its victory. CJ^ttj nearly all of its yards insi the While out rushed the R 25-1 yards to 161. and was o gained by only two yards. 256 lo 254, in total otlense. Roland Sales was the leading light, pounding out over 100 yards in the first half islung with 138 yards on U trips. "He was (he pleasanl rprise ol the ball game," sale oyles. . The While team wasn't tied lo throw much, !»cause the wind and the fact tha larlerback Martin Letrionc id missed much practice time ilh a back ailment. And th/ 1 ndcrdogs couldn't run outside ccausc Red defensive end ohnnic Mcadors. and Dcnni ere "just too good," r oyles'put it. . So the White had Eo run in id,o, and succeeded. "I roud of them," said Broyles Their blocking was effectiv lough for consistent gains o rst down, which enabled Ihcm o ke.op possession. 1 ' MADE 'EM THROW I n add iti on, While tackle 3an Hampton and Reggie Frc fian and linebackers Lar ackson and Bob Galloway !outplayed our. starting tackles jnd linebackers,-" according lo Broyles. "They stuffed thp Iraigbt-ahead plays- and made be Ked throw, and that was be big difference. Really, the even front men on the White defense onlhustled the seven ront man on'lhe Red defense. 11 Broyles also said, "1 was disappointed in Ihe Red offense n the second half. They got frustrated and lost .their con fidence.-Thc worse things gol, ;be worse ; JLhey , played. The; ·icemed to 'want to blame eacl other instead of trying to regain Lheir confidence/' · Asked about Red quarterback Ron Calcagnu -Broyles said, "1 was quite pleased with him in the first half, but lie made some mistakes and misread most o the options after that. The whole Red team'; was disappointing in the second half. 1 ' ' Calcagni carried eight "lime for 45 yards in. the first hal and completed five of nin passes for 69 yards. But h nished with just 10 nel yards n 14, carries, and .seven omplelions in 16 throws for 95 ards, with a touchdown pass rid two interceptions. He cored twice on stieaks in the irM half. The scrimmage was a ralhcr Dslly one, us several players vent down with" injurjes thai ended llieir springs. White team unning back Robin Smith, who carried 10 times for 23 yards suffered cartilage damage lo lis left knee. "It's a wait-and- see Ihing," said trainer Dean Weber. "Bo Busby had ( h e same injury as a freshman am wasn't operated on until Ihi 'ear. But Greg Koch had t |HVe surgery prelly soon afte bis inj-jry." SPRAINED ANKLES Meadors suffered a spraine left ankle, as did Eight Mickey Billingsley. Cornerhac Patrick Martin broke his le: wrist and will have il in a cas tor six weeks. Galloway lor some old scar tissue in his le knee, Ben Cowins bruised h right Ihigh and nose guar Jimmy Walker bruised his- le The lallcr three playei probably play in nex week's Red-While finale a LUtle Rock. .itlle made the score 38-24 wilh i Barnabas While, who thrilled 3. 19 left the record crowd of 8,100 with Lillle Iried an onside kick into p couple of near-miss punt re could have added that nto Ihe wind woul dn' I h a ve been much boiler, anyway. PROPHETIC B r o y l e s quickly irophelic. Calcagni went for a slanees," and th: Hmb to Barwcg.cn on the first fcnsivc end Jim 11 Otherwise, no changes are planner). Broyles said Lemond "did a nrnvcdl good job. inider the circum- 1 · . . - - - . that White de- oward, a con- %'nVtneVaTwasp^rfcctiylvcrlcd running back, "made thrown But it was also per- somc 1)lfi P la ' s on blilzes that fcctly played by safety Les Ihc Rod backs weren't ready King, who made a spectacular for." interception, leaping for the ball Rcfore the game stalled, and sprawling at Hie IB. : Broyles advised the viewers, The Red went backwards on "Punting has strengthened its nest two possessions and by sieve Little's leg." With thai the time it got Ihe ball again, as his cue, Little kicked off well at its 49. only 2:10 remained, beyond the end line on seven But Calcagni worked quickly,| on his eight non-onside kicks drilling a seven-yard bullet to hi was the Red that he put in Barwogen and handing off to the hole at the start. Cowins for 10 yards, with a 15- Forrest dl]g t|i c hole deeper yard spearing penalty takingL r , lmbling on the sccool i p] as ,, the hall to the 19._ __ . . | a [ [or a s p a r kling 10-yard run Cowins had a productive day, earning 92 yards on 19 slashes, mostly inside. Micheal Forrest added 59 yards on 12 inside hrusts. Lemond scrambled around for 52, yards on 20 tries and Mark Bane netted 37 yards on 15 attempts. The game's biggest non strategic development came early.in the fourth quarler, wilh ,be Red trailing 31-24 and 'acing third and six at its 21. Cowins had twice been held to two yards by the fired-up-White defense, so cornerback J.R. Ross of Malvern knew Calcagni would be throwing. Ross ciit in 'front of Doug Barwegen on a sideline route intercepted -· at the 30 am chugged goalward unlil caugh by Barwegen at the one Lemond sneaked in for a louch down on the next play, and lUtldl LUIIIUIIJCIUUIJ- I * " - " - · · - · i . - i i i t ir u. u ^orc 38.30. the Red for the White was Little s 15-- « u m for two points, but Ihe yard punt to his 44. pie White ubiquitous King intercepted cashed ill on the first play, as Calcagm's pass. Sabs darted through the left tried a medium-length side of the line and outran Markick, and Don Fulchcr tin lo the goal. Little made t i e STAR OF THE SCRIMMAGE .. .was running tracfc Roland Sales, _wlm is shown gaining some of his 13S yards rushing. · Lying in his wake are linebacker Curtis Tpwnsand-(53) and end Dennis Winston (55), among- others. One'ol Sales'1$ carries was a 44-yard touchdown run ·' ··· 'TEAM STATISTICS Red White. Em s r: Litlle tried onsklc just missed running bouncing bairbefore it went out tirst quarter. ·.·" i - ·;··;. "~ f 7C" fn.on ion in iln*l again when on third and seven the|score 31-0 with 10.30 left m U\e| f]?om ^ )8 Lcmond fasscA of bounds at the 28: The White rst quar "Rolan d played defense in wisely look the ball. · Sales high school," said Bros'les. gained four yards on first down "But he has 9.6 speed, am' and quarterback Mike Scolt g onr , a | )C a fine running IM kept the next three times, ANOTHER CHANCE I al its 20 and set up J.R. Ross. making a first down by one Sales soon got another chance! W i l l i a m Hampton, who inch after two Red timeouts and in do his shift, afler a great'- two official measurements. One 47-yard punt into the wind by more sneak, and the game was|LWIc. On " ' ' ' " ~ ' over. "Next week the Red ; \vill mad," said Broyles. "I don't know if that will make on't z jpj)cd around right end. Dennis. 'any Winston hoglicd him after a 37- difference or not. Obvjotisljvthe ,, ar( j g a j n i o the 31. White is better than n 21-noint -j d W n ' t u,i n k ai. underdog. But they'll still get ca tch him," said Broyles. "But n Zl-point lead next week," Dennis lassoed hjm." third and five from Yr"nond "andl OPEN DAILY 9: M4 :M; SUNDAY CLOSED Beat Rice Owls And Curfew Hogs Sweep Tripleheader By DENNIS JACKSON TIMES Sporls Writer After Saturday's Rice-Arkansas baseball confrontation, Hog coach Norman DeBriyn was smiling the confident, satisfied smile of a man holding Three- of-a-Kind in a high stakes stud poker game. . · But the Thrce-of-a-Kmd that prompted the Razorback mentor's good cheer was his team s ·1-1 4-1. 1-0 tripleheacier triumph over the Rice Owls at George Cole Field. .That's right, a Iriplehcador sweep. Original |ilans for a 3 p.m "ame Friday were abrogated by the puddling morning rains so the two squads decided to pack the series into one long non-stop three-game outing Saturday. To complicate mat ters, Rice, needed lo catch 4:50 p.m. commercial [light out of Drake Field. . It was, no doubt, a long night back lo Houston for the wiser, hul poorer Owls. The trjple defeat plummeted the visitors to a 9-12 SWC record, and Rice s hopes to finish in the upper division of the league standings were shattered. RETAINS HOPE Arkansas, on the other h a n d , slill has faint, very faint hopes of finishing second in the conference race. The Hogs, now starting pitchers. Junior right- hander Mark McClain twirled a five-hitler against the Owls in Ihe opener, and senior lefty Warren Hemm followed with a similar six-hit handcuffing of the Rice bailors. In the third no, . which was an abbreviated affair. Scott Bull yielded only the visilors. The Owls thre safetiesy to garnered not one 11-7 in the s e c u t i v e SWC. face con- weekcnri outings against two lop conference competitors -- they meet the league-leading Texas Longhonis in 'Austin next weekend, then return to Fayetlcvillc lo host Texas AM April 30. "I know lhat things are gonna be tougher for us, but, by golly. Ihesc three wins over Tiice wi help us build our confidence, DcBryin remarked. "We p l a y Tlllsa Monday and Texas next Friday, and I can't think of a heller way to prepare for (hose games lhan winning a Iriplcheadcr -- this is the first one I've over been involved in. Iriplc- earned run all afternoon. The Arkansas hurlers all went the distance without relief help, and Ihey substantially improved their already-low earned r in averages {McCImn entered with a 2.21 ERA, Hemm had a 2.30 mark, and Bull had yielded 2.58 earned r u n s per nine-inning outing). ' Ttie opener turned into a pitchers' duel between McClain and Rice hurlcr Allan Ramirez after the two teams each scored a lone run in the opening inning. Bob Burnell led off by reaching base on a Ban Ormshy error, and after advancing on a sacrifice faunl, lie scored on a double down the left field line by Mike Macha WILD THROW Arkansas (allied in their half of the opening frame also Ormsby walked, stole second and scored when Owl shortshoi Jeff Hays threw the ball into the Hog dugout in an atlcmp lo cut Ormshy down as he slid into third following a Bill Montgomery fielder's choice grounder. All else was silence from the alter's ho.-s until the sixth way first and second, hut while they were playing an operbsS pitch-and-catch game. Thompson ambled almost insouciantly -- and unchallenged across home plate. SHUT OUT McClain then shut the Owls out in Ihe top of the seventh lo claim his sixth win of the season. · Arkansas e s I a b 1 i s h e c dominance in Itie second game very early, striking for three runs in Ineir half of t h e , firs 1 inning..Ormsby hi poped a single in back -of first base, move to second on an errant pickof attempt, and subsequcnilj scored on Jeff Hemm's double to lefl. A second run (allied when shortstop Jeff The White went on to a third and goal at the Ihrec, but Lemond just missed scoring and so did Smith on fourth down from the one. "Mark Lewis submarined and made a great play." said Broyles. That goal : linc stand gave the Red team irr.pelus for a 01 .yard 12-play touchdown drive ·nd his ap- Cowins and Forrest gauged out Hays booled his second grounder of the inning, and third baseman M i k e Macha immediately followed with the Owls' fourlh error as he muffed a Thompson grounder. Lundq'jist's infield single plated anolher run. and the Hogs led 3.0. Rice tallied a lone unearned run off Warren Hemm in the third, bul more Owl infield miscues in the fourth allowed another Hog run, and il was left lo Hemm to pitch his way to Arkansas' second straight 4-1 of the fourth! Rice tried valiantly to score a run and knot the score in their half of the fifth, hut Bull mowed the Owls down 1-2-3, and the Hogs were assured "that the game WOULD count, whatever the outcome. The trouble was, there were still seven minutes left lo play. ' ' In the -bottom of Ihe f i f t h , the Hogs reversed (he tempo of their play and began lo slow things down. They were suddenly very choosy about pitches. They paused to tie shoe laces. They stepped out of the batters box to confirm signals that they bad missed. But even with such taclics; they marie two quick outs and faced the possibility lhal Rice might get lo bat another inning. , But Crockett DuBose singled lo left, anri Ormsby followed suit with an infield safety, and plale umpire Bill · Hester signalled game's end al 4-M. Rice scampered to waiting vehicles to catch (heir plane out of Drake Field. And the Hogs w-ore left joyously celebrating cutting inside the tackle.' From the 45. Calcagni .found Barwegen for seven yards and handed to Forrest on a draw for seven more. One play later, he again connected \vilh Barwegen. This lime , Barwegen slipped Brad Shovip at the 25 and made il a 29-yard gain (o the one, where King shoved him out Calcagni sneaked acioss with 12:10 left in the half, and Little made the score 31-1. LIKE FORTE Two plays later, swill "William Hampton recovered a fumbled snap by linebacker Lemond al the While 21. Cowins broke tackles for IB yards to the two on first down, prompting Broyles to say, "He looks like (Ike) Forte a little bit. Walcli him keep his going." Calcagni scored the louch- down on second effort from the two, and Little kicked 'the score nning. Ramirez mowed the logs down through But I think bcaders." I The three-game outing was : record for games played ant won ly a team in league pla in a single day. The victory in the first game marked Ihe 150th win for Arkansas since DeBriyn assumed the Razor back helm. And the triple triumph pushed the Porkers' seasona mark lo 23-3, as Ihc ling farther extended Ihcir rceor for the most wins by an Arkan sas team in-a season. It was th Ihirtl time the Raiwrbacks ha swept a three-game series this year -- they had previously iaken triple "wins over Texas Tech and SMU. EXri.OSIVE Salirrday's victories by no means came as Ihc result of an explosive offensive perfor- first Erames, striking out nine jatlcrs. The Rice freshman en- ercd the game with a sparkling 9-2 record. He had lost only one conference game, and that vas to defending champion Texas. lie is the only pitcher vho has beaten the Texas AIV] Aggies at (heir home field this vear. Last week he twirled a hree-hitter against Houston to win a pitcher's duel against -harlie Garza. who had entered he game undefeated. And Ihe chunky, muscular flamethrower had slruck out 110 bailors this season. He led SWC slalislics with 61 slrikeo-.its.. Dill on Saturday, McClain and the Arkansas defense was just a little better (ban Ramirez and the Owls. The Hogs had, through the lirsl five innings, collected only one single off Ramirez. But Ralph Bradbury who had gotten that lone safel; in the Ihird, ted off the win. A double play erased a Rice rally in the sixlh, but the Owls quickly threatened again in [he final inning. They loaded the bases with an error by Ormsby and two singles by David Honser anil Anderson. Larry Hardy came lo j Ihc plate, anrt wilh no onls, ho represented the go-ahead run Tor the Owls. Bill Ilcmm fanned Hardy on four pilches, followed with another smoking strikeout of Bunicll. and nailed down the win by inducing Buddy Grazioli lo fly innocuously lo center field for the final out. Hemm. how 7-2. stands one win away From lying the rccorc for most wins by an Arkansas pilchor in a .season. Scott Bull pitched a very creditable three-hit, five-strikeout game in tlie abbreviated third game, but the excitement in that final contest came mostly in watching Arkansas battle (he CLOCK. JUMrBI) AHEAD The Hogs jumped ahead 1-0 in the first. Ormsby singled, advanced on a Bradbury sacrifice and a wild pitch by Steve their Three-of-a-Kind pcrfor- (CONTLVUED ON PAGE ZD) the wind and now, the Red set ASU's Preston Wins In Kansas LAWRENCE. Kan. (AP) -Arkansas Slate printer Eel Preslon won the 100-and 200-meter races by large margins Saturday in the Kansas Relays. Preston had a 10.13 in tht 100-meter race over Okla- afety sixlh mance by the Hogs. they managed only In fact, inning another single to homa's John Garrison, who was second in 10.32. In Hip 200-inclcr dash. Pro ston won by an even larger margin with a mark of 20,22 seconds. Ray Pryor of Colorado was second in 20.84 seconds. Preston won Ihe 200 by almost 10 meters, Preslon's 20,22 set an Arkansas and ASU school record for Ihc event. Preston held lh/ old mark with 20,6. Preston's 10.13 is also his fastest effort in the 100 meters, but it wasn't a record since it was rounded off lo 10. 1. He won Buckley, Macha and scored mishandled a when Jeff to 31-14. Enjoying momentum up al its 49 the next lime and quickly, scored again. Calcagni completely reversed his field for 17 yards on the first play, again on a down-lhc-line option. Cowins then gained five yards to Ihe 25 and Forrest bulled for 12 on a draw to the 17, where he met Bruce Mitchell. Said Broyles, "That's like two Mack trucks colliding." Cowins carried lo Ihe 11 on the next play and scored from (here on the first phase of the riple option. Little's extra point ,-nadc the score 31-21 with 7:02 slill l e f t before halftime. Following the six-play. 51-yard march. Broyles said of Cowins. "He has great acceleration at 202 pounds. . wilh 0.6 or "" speed. Last year ho fnrr ne and lost confidence, bill he hasn't fumbled this spring.' · The White made a good drive with a 10.5. . . Relays in April 3 . against Rice, while the O w l s banged out 14 safeties. And of Ihe 13 Hog hits, all but two were singles. Put the Hogs got their hits when they were needed most, »nd they got quality Pitching performances from their three right, .lelf Hemm walked, and Mark Drumhlo followed with a booming double down the left field line. Two runs scored, and the Hogs assumed a 3-1 load. Hank Thompson immediately followed with an infield single. Tim Liindmiist reached on a Texas r-oague bloop single lo right field, and the two runners combined efforts in a tricky, risky double steal play to los Arkansas' fourlh and final nin Wilh Mark Bulgarelli at the plnlc, Lnnrinuist broke for second in a steal efforl. Rice*: infiolders snbscq.icntly caugh I.undquist in a ruintown mid Hemm grounder. That run proved to be Hie lone offensive spark of the !ame. Before the game began, he two coaches agreed that Ihe contest would be balled exaclly ·U 4:0.1. so tlial Rice could make heir flight hack to Houston. It vas also agreed that the game MUST go four-and-a-half innings, at least, in order to be counted as an official game. At first, 'the HOBS raced against the clock to get in the required fonr-and-a-half innings . . Pr^slon was Ihe defending champion In both the lOO-and 200-meter competition. of play. Afler taking Ihe 1-0 lead, the gambling Porkers began swinging at every pilch in an effort lo expedite the game. Hemm even threw his bat at a high outsitlo pilch in Brewers Rained Out ARLINGTON. Tex. (AP) Heavy rain Saturday forced the postnonmenl of the Milwaukee Brewers-Texas Rangers baseball game. A spokesman for the Hangers said the game will be played Sunday as part of a doubleheader. Bill Sing«r, 00, nnd Nelson Briles, 1-0, will pilch for the Rangers and Bill Trayers, 00, and Jim Slalon, M, will be the Brewer pitchers. The doublchcadcr is sclied ulcd to start at 1:35 p.m. CST lo use up most of the remaining lime in the half, hul not enough of il The lied look over al its 43. and Calcagni completed a 14-yard screen pass lo Cowins and an cight-yardcr lo O.C. .lackson. Wilh 27 seconds left, Lillle boomed his S5-yarder make the score 31-21. The resl is infamy, spenl the third quarter going nowhere, and the White spent it squandering good oppor- lunities.'Tiie first came when Ihc newly jinxcd Cowins fumbled the ball away (o Howard at the 15. LITTIJi MISSES ' The While moved to a Ihird and one al the six, but Lemnnd kepi when he should have handed off and was slung down bv Winston at (he eight. Little's line drive 24-yard field goal try erred to the lefl. Lllllc's ncxl fry was a yarrier which had Ihe distance hut also missed lo Iho left. His holder was John Taylor, lasl year's strong safely who is re covering from knee surgery. The While gol another chance be a great linebacker" led ttie from Us 45. bul safetj by linebacker Curtis Townsend with 12 and Walker wilh 11. interception at his six-yard line ;.16 13 : 11 10 ;.. 4 -o ..:,,'..'J.T-J First Downs · By Rushing bomb intended for tight end Tim Adams. The While look By Passing By Penalty the return punt in Red territory t Ihe 45, but eventually fizzled slops for Ihe winners. 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