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Cats, Bergthold Close In For Kill: FRIDAY EVENING, JUNE 3, I960 PAGE 29 By GEORGE McLEOD Citizen Sports Editor Arizona will be shooting for an unprecedented sixth trip in seven years to the C o l l e g e World Series tonight when it meets Houston in what could be the deciding game of the District 6 playoffs. More than 4,000 fans watched the Wildcats move a step closer to Omaha last night by defeating unranked Houston, 4-3, at Hi Corbett Field. An even larger crowd is expected for tonight's 7:30 same when A r i z o n a starts No. 1 pitcher Gordon Bergthold in a bid to get the District 6 playoffs over in a hurry. Bergthold, a righthander with · Jim's College Came High Baseball fans watching Big Jim. Ward, his cap: cocked at a jaunty angle, pitching Arizona's Wildcats j past-Houston and the first game of the District 6 Playoffs last night, undoubtedly thought they were watching another "subsidized" college star. Granted, Jim Ward has his scholarship, : But he may have paid dearly for his college education. For 17-year-old Jim Ward, a rangy, rifle-balling youngster out of junior college, was-big business to professional baseball scouts. After seeing him po§t a 12-1 record at Pasadena Junior College and go on to star with the semi-pro Alpine (Tex.) Cowboys, baseball fortune hunters were rumored to be 'dangling dollar signs before his eyes in amounts which would have made the average young man gold giddy. But Jim resisted temptation. He went on to college. And today the crowd of scouts on his doorstep anxiously, awaiting his signature has all but disappeared. No doubt Jim has a professional future ahead of him. But brows are furrowed now over whether or not he is speedy enough to stick in fast company. Certainly, his days as a super bonus prospect have gone by the board; So what happened? * ·*· * · Still He Got 'Satisfaction' Jim has been the victim of his position. He's a pitcher. That means he's an arm, nothing more or less. "I hurt my arm last year and it really fouled me up," admitted a tired, sweaty Ward as he rested his 6 5, 195-pound frame in the dressing room last night. "My arm is all right now, but it really set me back and messed up my curve ball. "Actually, my curve was working better tonight than it has in a long time . . . up until I tired out and wasn't getting my shoulder behind the ball." Ward, who has had a glamorous 27-5 record for Arizona over a 3-year span and an overall 39-6 college career mark despite his occasional -shakiness the last two years, looked like his old self through eight innings last night. "I just ran out of gas," he explained of the ninth when he loaded the bases and had to make an emergency call on reliever Miles (Gus) Zeller. "Heck, I'm just like you guys (writers) . . . I expected Bergthold to pitch the first game. I thought I was going in the second game and I was running all over town tiring myself out today." (Arizona had been expected to start Gordon Bergthold, who Coach Frank Sancet now rates his No. 1 hurler. However, Sancet made a last-minute decision to save Bergthold for tonight when he'will possibly face Houston's No. 1 man, Bob Peters.) So it was that Jim Ward, the one-time bonus boy who suddenly had the silver spoon jerked out of his | ^ mouth, got the starting nod and the chance to show \ Meet 111 he may make the pro grade yet. And Jim isn't one bit NEW YORK _ UPI _ Fast Emile sorry for the fact he seems to have missed the big Grif(lthi New Yo rk boxer-puncher, i a 6-1 record and a neat 1.57 earned run average, would have started last night's opener had Houston led with its ace Bob ·Peters. However, when the Cougars s t a r t e d their second-ranked pitcher. Jim Wilson, Arizona Coach Frank Sancet switched to righthander Jim Ward, a senior who. despite arm trouble has contributed 26 victories in his 3-year hitch here. And Ward responded with a 7-hit, 7-strikeout effort which kept the Missouri Valley Cougars in check until the ninth inning. With the score 4-1 Arizona, Houston started to fight back. Peters opened with a double down the k'ft field linr. Ward added to the trouble by walk- ins Bubba Wagr.er, a catcher who had given Houston its only run with a 345-foot leadoff homer in the seventh inning. Max Wilson went down swinging and then Ward lost his control. He: walked Buddy Gnri- del, a .1SR hitter, and threw two balls to Bvmky Caldwell. n .138 hitter. S a n c e t immedintely yanked Ward and pi»( in right- hander Miles (Gus) Zeller. And if Arizona goes to the big series next week, it can thank Zeller--again. Zeller completed the walk on Caldwell to force in Peters with Houston's second run. Houston relief pitcher, Pet,' Stonesireel hit n hig'vhoumling lorwplay grounder*, to f i r s t linscman I.inn Wnllarv. Wallace wheeled to make a piny at second, saw he had no c h a n c e i u r RR out. By the time he :urn( % il back to first base where /cllrr w«s w a i t i n g for (he throw, it was too late and another run scored. With the top of the b a t t i n g nr- der coming up and the bases loaded. Zeiler turned on the heat. He coolcrl off Iradoff bailer Bucky Watkins, the Cougars' lone .300 hitter, via a swinging strikeout. Then, with n one-hall. Iwo- strikr count, Gary Nflson, named most valuable Cougar n year ago. ended the g a m e hy flying out to Rill Hnmirlough in f a i r l y deep I r f t - c c n t c r f i e l d . Tor 7.cller, it win another remarkable playolf p i t c h i n g contribution. Last year in the 1 d i s t r i c t (i playoffs al K r y a n , Te\., In 1 u.i, '(.'rtlU'd on in the n i n t h i n n i n ; ; when Birdie Morago had put two Texas A M men on bus" w i t h none out and the scorn 1 II in favor of Ari/ona. 7.eller saved llv game and sent Arizona tit Omaha where they lost in the f i n a l s to Oklahoma Stair. A month ngn. nfto.r being idle for more t h a n four weeks. Zr.llrr relieved Ward in the e i g h t h inning as Ari/.ona S t a l e ' t h r e a t - ened the Cats' slim 7-fi lead, As the series stood 2-1 for A r u n n a State, the Cats needed the g a m p badly and Zcllcr gave it lo t h e m . Zeller nnd Ward received a big boost last night, from a plav which wiped out what would have been the lying run. In the sixth i n n i n g . Nelson walked and went to third on a On .'i Stations Three Tw.snn radio stations u i l l broadcast tonight's play- nit husehnll garne between An/iiiiii J i i n l Houston Ht Hi ( " ' i r b i ' i i l-'idrl Thev ; t c K01.1). KTAN am! KTU( . All broadr.iMs w i l l s l i i i t al 7.2.V single tiy Ki'etidv (.irfn. Peters t h e n lushed n d r i v e to cenier (or wluil appeared to be n r o u t i n e s a c r i f i c e f l y . Gn-i'n snirr-d Mier Hi: 1 c a t c h only to be caught hy the \Vildcjits a n d U m p i r e H a r r y Cnmphel! for f a i l m c to tag up n f l e r t h e c n K h . T h e r e s u l t i n g double play ended t h e i n n i n g . Ari/.nna scnred three run-; off siarler Wilson nnd one off Stone- si reel. The f i r s t run came in the second i n n i n g when Tom Celli nnd Gary Lal ; ever., teamed nn it double Meal. Triples by Charlie Shoemaker. Alan Hail and a double hy Celli added two more runs in t h e i h i r d innin;:. narrni'lough scored in the f i f t h on a walk, stolen \y.\w, an error and CclU's single. CAT TALES-- LaFcvers waif! the fielding star. He .made six assists, three of them coming onS balls hit deep . . . H a l l ' s ' t r i p l e , to deep center almost waj^, caught. Wilson r a c e d back* against (he barrier, reached for . the ball and hit it just as it hit*' the wall . . . the crowd of 4,000 was the Ihird largest ever to see Arizona play in Tucson. Bothy bigger crowds came in the J9M playoff against Texas ChristiarL . .". Coach Lovelle Hill, asked aUnil any possible 1 i n ft u p.. changes, "drawled, " W i t h PP. players about all I ever do is change from one side of the dug-^ otii to the other." He's by far thV mosi mild-mannered coach ever- to hrinK a team to Tucson . . '4 G i a n t Tom Thomson takes a 1-2 record and a .521 era into tjv n i g h t ' s game. He's a righthanders Mieeriball a r t i s t who has averaged more t h a n a walk per inn-j ing . . . H a d just t w o umpires born assigned 10 last night's game, the key t a g - u p play proff, ably would have been misserf. But w i t h three umps, CampteH was right on top ot the play . .i£ WILDCAT HERO MOBBED -Ciliien Photc by Art Gr»il)tr0ir Miles Zeller was mobbed by jubilant Arizona baseball players and fans after putting down a serious Houston threat in the ninth inning of the NCAA District 6 opening playoff game here last night. Greeting the hero after the final putout came with the bases loaded-- a f l e r two runs had scored--arc Gordon Berpthold ( l e f t ) , who pitches for Arizona t o n i g h t ; Chuck Shoemaker ( t h i r d from left) who embraces Zeller; an un- i d e n t i f i e d young fan and o u t f i e l d e r Mike Longo. Arizona took a p u l s a t i n g 4-3 win. :t* ·sfi SPORTS CALENDAR TONIGHT 7:M P.M.--NCAA playoffs, Houston vs. Arizona, Hi Corbett Field. TOMORROW 7:31 P.M.--NCAA playoffs (if third game needed), Houston vs. Arizona, Hi Corbett Field. bonus money. "Listen," be said with a smile, 'I got $50,000 satisfaction out of having my dad see me graduate last night." * · * · · * · · Picking Out The Splinters . . . --Houston's scrambling Cougars take special pride in the fact they are not a "high pressure" crew. Coach Lovette Hill does not have a single "full" scholarship and of his 14 players, 9 are hometown Houston boys. --With only 14 men, 5 of whom are pitchers, Hill has to do some drastic revamping. His No. 2 catcher is last night's second pitcher, Pete Stonestreet . . . and pitching star Peters, who played right field last night, doubles up at first base as well. --Over the regular season, Houston averaged 3.4 runs per game to 4.2 for the opposition, which sounds like a pre-game script for last night's contest. --Coach Hill expects an even better Houston club next year, but his chances of making the District 6 playoffs again are mighty slim. Houston goes inde-1 pendent next year and without its Missouri Valley af-i filiation, will have to run up an' impressive record to i get a playoff invitation as a team at large. SPORTS CLIPPINGS and powerful Jorge Fernandez, j Argentine slugg-er, fight tonight a t ; St. Nicholas Arena for a non- j title match next month with the I new welterweight champion. | Griffith is favored at 8-5 to beat', Fernandez in their nationally televised and broadcast 10-rounder. (Channel 4, 7 p.m.). Sun Devils Land Top Prep Package Dennis (The Menace) Dairman, North Phoenix High School's All-American prep basketball star, last night announced he has chosen 'Arizona State University over the University of Arizona for his college career. Dairman, who had received offers from some 30 schools, admitted he had narrowed his selection down to the two Ari/.ona schools. "We're real disappointed not to get Dennis," admitted UA Assistant Coach Bruce Larson, who has been in charge of UA recruiting. "He's probably the best player ever to come out of Arizona. At least we're glad to see him slay in Ari/ona . . . maybe this will be an example for other top stars that they should stay in the stale." "I picked ASU because I like Coach Ned Wulk's stylo of play," Dairman said. "Arizona is my home and my friends are here. I think ASU has a wonderful basketball future." The 6-foot-5 center averaged 30.8 points a game last season and was named to Scholastic Magazine's prep all-America team. He also won all-city and all-state honors. TOO CLOSE FOR COM TOUT HOUSTON A R I Z O N A ah r h rbi ah r h rbl Watkni.ls S 0 0 0 H f f m n n . r T . 1 0 0 0 N«lion.2b 4 0 1 0 Shmakr2h 1 1 2 0 Grt«n,3b 4 I) 1 0 Barcloh.cf 2 1 fl Peter«,rf 4 1 1 0 Hall.t 4 1 1 0 Wanner.c 3 2 1 1 Celli,If 4 1 2 2 M.WIin.lf 3 0 1 0 Hunt.Ih 2 0 0 0 Crdl,1b 3 0 0 0 L A Fvri.si 4 0 1 0 Caldwll.cf 3 0 2 1 Walliic.lh 3 0 2 0 J.Wilin.p 1 0 0 0 Ward.p 3 0 0 0 Stnitrt.p 3 0 1 1 z«l|tr,p 0 0 0 0 - C i l i f t n Pholn by Lou Pavlovlch. COUGARS PROTEST VIOLENTLY H o u s t o n players swirled around u m p i r e H a r r y C a m p t e l l in the sixth i n n i n g of last night's Cougar-Wildcal NCAA b a i l i e and argued loud and long a f t e r Gary Nelsqp was ruled out for f a i l i n g to lag up a f t e r an o u t f i e l d f l y . Houston players surrounding the ump are Bucky W a t k i n s (No. 4 ) , t h i r d b a s e m a n Freddie Green, pitcher-out- f i e l d e r Bob Peters, Coach Lovetle H i l l and p i t c h e r Tommy Thomson. Hill came onto the field to quiet his players. Umpire C n m p t c l l said after the play. "He (Nelson), did not tag up." !i MOVE OVER CASEY Yanks Look Sick T o t a l s 33 3 i 3 HOUSTON A R I Z O N A T o t » l « 21 4 i 3 000 000 102-3 012 010 00»-4 E --Guridel. W«on«r (2|. P O - A -- Heiliton 24.1. Arizona 27.14. DP--Barracloimh. Shoemaker. Hunl; LaF«vcr«, Shoe Fnaker. Wallace. LOB -- Houston * A r i z o n a f i . 2B -- Celli. W a l l a c e . Prlrri. .18--Shoe m a k e r . Hull. HR--Wao.nfr. S B -- H o t f man, C e l l i , L a F r v e r s , Hunt, B a r r a C l c u Q h . 5 F ~ - 5 A r r a G l n u g h . IP H H ER BB SO J . Wilioit (L. 3.4) 3 , 1 1 2 3 2 Stonritrifl 4 " , 3 1 0 1 4 Ward (W, ll-li , {.' , 7 3 3 4 7 Zellrr . . ' , 1 0 0 0 1 H B P -- B y V/«rn (M. Wilson. WP--J. Wilson. U-- Kutuxz. Jor*«. G a m p t f f l f . T--2:2* A--4,000 («it.). By United Press I n t e r n a t i o n a l Make room in that hospital bed, Casey Slengel, your Yankees look sicker than you do. That's the message from Ralfi- more today a f t e r the amazing Orioles completed a three-game sweep of the Yankees w i t h last night's 6-5 victory. The Orioles are flying higher l h a n ever a n H WK M w ,""» n *. ! those Yankees are beginning to ! look like Ihe bedraggled bunch t h a t folded completely in l!)5fl. Gene Woodling, an ex-Yankee who nfver got along loo well with Stengel, swung lhe rlecisive bat in the Orioles' seventh victory in eight games and Illh in I'l when he hit an eighth-inning homer to 5-5 lie. It was Ihr snap a h;is run for "le "nth or ninth From Wire Services Minnesota and Detroit clash in the second round of the NCAA District 4 baseball tournament at i ners. The ex-heavyweight cham- St. Paul, Minn., tonight after each pion, who will seek to regain the kept his right in "deep freeze" for the second consecutive day yesterday when he sparred a total of four rounds with three part- title from Ingemar Johansson on June 20, concentrated on left jabs and hooks during the spirited workout..., Close to 389 Olympic- minded athletes begin a marathon straggle in the NAIA track and fieW championships beginning to- came up with thunderous hitting for one-sided victories last night. The Gophers, Big 10 champs, blasted extra base hits in a !5- hit barrage for a 15-6 victory over Notre Dame. Detroit bombed Ohio University, 16-2. . . . In Los Angeles, Wa^Mngtwi State and I night at Sioux Falls, S.D. . ,, . Soothera California begin a best j World lightweight boxing chsm- two-oat-of-fhree series today for ; pion Jo* Vromi was free ot» 41,WO th ft Di£*rlct 8 ?^CAA title. ; b*?r?d tods^ itfteT ttr? ?.Trest cr y Stars of the distaff ·division take : aggravated assault charge. Abram over horse racing's spotlight to-1 Bryant, 32, said the 34-year-oWI morrow tn tire rawying of fire $50,-' boxer pointed a shotgun at him 'WHO added T«p Ffi#* Haw**** at May 20 m the .To* Brown Sport Bfttrwrmt Park »Trd the $25,WI add- Center rn Baton Rotrge, La., awl tS fcmrtey fto***** at WasTvmg- tVpatewd to W\ Tvirn i? mowey |M Ptafc, « « « **·$* FaWftrSW. fro» * pod t*t was not AIJL-AMERICAN BOWL W h i t e Sox. 4-3, and t h e Wasfl- ingion Senators swept Ihe Bost/m Red Sox. R-3 and R-7, in ot'.'.-r American league games. The St. Louis Cardinals heat rtv f i f t h San Francisco Giants. 4-X and dropped them two games bchtrud the idle first-place Pittsburgh Pirates, tho Milwaukee Braves edged out the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-8, and the Chicago Cubs out- slugged the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10-R in the National League ; Chuck Estrada. 2 2 - y e a r - o W Nelson Named To Coach Small College Grid Aces Dave Nelson, the most successful coach in the University of Delaware's 68-year gridiron history, has been named to lead the Small College A!l-American''team in the third a n n u a l -All-American Bowl game to be played Dec. .11 in Varsity Stadium. Nelson's selection is announced by Ed Romanoski and Russell Jones, co-chairrnen of the Tucson Optimist-sponsored game which is played for charity each year to build an All-American Boys Home in Tucson. In securing the services of Nelson, me All- American Bowl has landed one of the leading young coaches in America. "We've got the best with Nelson." says Dnn Vosbp.rg, one of the main figures in organizing the All-American Bowl game. "Nelson is the Faurot of our time." Since taking over as Delaware's head roach in 1950, Nelson's teams have compiled a 54-21-1 record. His 1959 Blue Hen eleven won the Middle Atlantic Conference crown and the Lambert Cup, symbolic of Eastern small-college supremacy. Delaware had an 8-1 record in 1S59. The former University of Michigan back has a 75-27-5 log in II! years of coaching. Nelson entered the coaching ranks in 1546. spending his first two years at Hillsdale, Mich., where his clubs had 14 wins against one loss and two ties. . In 1949 Nelson moved east, to the University of Maine, where he spent 1949 and '50 with a 7-5-2 mark. The 1949 Maine team had a 2-4-1 record. Nelson's only losing year. School stars Nelson says: "1 appreciate the opportunity to come to Tucson and wffl eh my best to help line up swrrc p?Tsorme1. I »Tn Vwkinjs forward TO being a part rf fh* fatmt tend heiptnp make it a snc- DAVE NELSON .,, Heading for Tacsoa bowl offer from another bowl group but he desired to come to the Old Pueblo. Since being at Delaware Nelson has t a k e n his team to one bowl game, beating Kent State, Ohio, 19-7 in the 1954 Refrigerator Bowl. F.lbert Chance, director of public relations at Delaware, adds: "We are a l i t t l e prejudiced and quite proud of Dave. He'll do a f i n e job for you. Since Dave has been at Delaware his teams have had other chances to go to bowl games other than in 1954. Our schools play at an in-bet ween level --that is we're not big and we're not small. Most of the bowls are loo big and the others are tor small. We did turn down a chance to go to f.if. Sun Bowl one year." Delaware plays in a fine new conference, still in.its earlv years, the Middle Atlantic loon which has as other members Lehigh. Temple. Rutgers, Buckncll, Muhlenberg, Gettysburg and Lafayette. Each one of these schools fields very respectable football teams. A single wing player of the Fritz Crisler school. Nelson has built the Blue Hen offense around tfi» wing-T system. During the 1956, and 1958 seasons the University Of iGw'a, COdCned by Fofftl EVaSi'rcviki, a ffln'- mer teammate and longtime friend of Nelson, swept to victory in the Big Ten and subsequently in the Rose Bowl, using the borrowed Delaware winged-T offense. "Scoring Power With the Winged-T Offense," a book based upon the system devised by Nfl- 1957 by William C. Brown Company. As a player. Nelson led the Wolverine squad in roshirvg in his senior year wifii an average of fi.31 yards per carry. A teammate rvf the famed Tnm Harmwi, Dwve ww the Tmwvktrr of "the Tittle guy -ocith the big heart" from Bi'S Ten Orioles in lhe innings. A crowd of 42,7j. r -- largest o f : the year in Baltimore--saw the Orioles r e t a i n their li'/rgame lead over the Cleveland Indians and '·· hand the Yankees their f o u r t h ; rookie, shut out the Yankees in loss in five games. The. Yankees ] the last two innings to raise his are now only 3-4 under acting I record to 5-1. Bill Skowron and manager Ralph Houk who took i Roger Maris homered for the Yan- nver May 2S when Stengel was i kees while Brooks Robinson and bedded with the flu. ! Jim Gentile connected for Baltl- The Indians scored their fourth i more before Woodling's winning victory in five games and ended · shot. Woodling's two hits raised the Kansas City Athletics' f i v e - ; his average to .306 and he |\as game winning streak. 7-fi. the D e - been on base in 39 of 40 gam'ejs troit Tigers shaded the Chicago ! this year. S C O R E B O A R D I AMERICAN LEAGUE Ballimnrr Cle vf land Mew Y o r k Detroit K a n t a t C i t y Wa*hmqtin Boston Ball Cl*v 2 1 i . h 1 * 4 . .1 2 2 2 1 0 Chi 2 4 0 4 3 2 2 NY k 3 3 0 2 D't KC Wa«h Sos 1 3 3 8 2 S 3 2 4 S 3 2 i 4 5 2 I .1 2 7 1 2 1 1 5 2 2 X W 27 22 22 '.» 1S is 14 L Pet. Mi 19 T3 11 23 23 23 f4.1 595 537 f.uO 486 4.1? 410 37! CB. r - 2'V- 4i-' r V -" 9''.!- Tonay'i Pitf.hfr« RaltimoT* (Paopal 3 - 4 i at WaJhmatnn (Wooo*hirk 1-0l (ninhti. D e t r c i t (Lary 4 . 4 ) a t C l e v t t a n d (Gr»nt 2-1i (niohti. K»nia« City ( D z l t y «-2l »t Chicano ' (V/ynn 2 - 3 ) ( n i q h t i . Boston !C»«»I* 2Ol »t N«rw Yo'K (Turley 1 1 » (nifihti. Tomorrow's Gampi K a n s a s City at Chicago Detroit at Cleveland Washington at Baltimore i Boston at New York '· Ynturday'j Gam*» Washinpton 8-*. Boston 3-7 (2nd 10 innmo»l Baltimore 6. New York 5 Detroit 4, Chicago 3 Cleveland 7. Kansas City 0 Sunday's Garnet Kansas City at Chicago (21 Detroit at Cleveland (2) Baltimore at Washington Boston at New York (21 NATIONAL LEAGUE Pon SF 2 M i l Cm SlU LA 7 7 2 2 Even ft th*s **rly date Nelam ~hxd * tentative Pittshnroh I San Franciico 4 , 1 Milwaukee . Z 1 . ; Cincinnati 1 3 3 S t . Louis 1 4 1 Los Angeles . . 4 3 2 , Cfiioao 1 4 0 Philadelphia 1 0 J Today's Pitchers Pittsnuro,h (L»w 7.2) at Philadelphia (Binharm 1-31 (niflM) St. Livtiit (Broolro 2-11 at Sxn Francisco (McCormrck «-3) (niehll Chrcaso (AntJerjcn 2-1) at Uo» A n - fl-eies (Potfrei 4-«) (n(a'ht). Ci'ncrnnati (McLrVh 2.4 or Hwo'k 4-3) »I Mrtwirwke* (XvYfrfy 2-3* (nrs'htl. Ttfrn-nrrovv's G»m« fftvsttiitsf* «t t^H'.mttnto'* Cimifffutti ft Mi'r*nni*rrf Ct~lrnr ft Ln krlttfte* t Si. Ln'OA nt Sx Tr^n'C'Y Chi 2 w 28 27 18 22 20 20 15 14 L 14 17 21 22 23 22 29 .667 .614 .S29 .512 .478 .465 .405 Yesterdxy't Glrmtt St. Lours 4, San Francifcft 3 C nic ago 10. Lo» TOfiTwWfjVWi (T | Si.

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