Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona on June 4, 1960 · Page 6
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Classy Wildcats Pack For Omaha By George McLeod Citizen Sports Editor Exhibition Or Praotirr? Anyone p l a n n i n g to a i i e n d t o n i g h t ' s a n t i - c l i m a t i c exhibition game between Arizona and Houston does so at his own risk. In comparison to the championship-caliber baseball of the past two n i g h t s , t o n i g h t ' s game will have all the earmarks of a practice session. The only difference, of course, w i l l be t h a t the public will be asked to pay for the privilege of seeing two teams which would r a t h e r be t a k i n g the night off. Houston has no p i t c h i n g l e f t . Arizona plans to use a different pitcher every two i n n i n g s . Houston has to play its same l i n e u p w i t h the notable exception of its best player, Bob Peters, who was hurt last night. Arizona will be playing its second-line players. Houston players, on the heels of a week which has seen them piay four pressure-packed games, would rather have a relaxing night on the town before returning home Sunday. Arizona players, particularly upper classsman regulars, would rather be a t t e n d i n g teammate Alan Hall's 8 p.m. wedding. Money And Fa Ik conditions, whv was such Arizona Gains Nationals For 6th Year Out Of 7 As Houston U. Derailed j Peters had beaten Texas on Tues-1 largest . . . Shortstop Garye La|day Digit for the right to meet!Fevers' 12 assists and Barra- That's been Arizona's motto the I Arizona . . . Both Bergtbold and j dough's cemerfield saves stood last seven years. And for the j Peters were said to have hyper- j out as UA's top defensive efforts the! in the two games . . . Those who j thought Houston right fielder Pete By CARL PORTER "Omaha, or Bust" sixth time over that stretch the only thing the Wildcats were tension injuries, although latter's seems much worse bursting today were possibly a I Centerfielder Bill Barraclough was ! Stonestreet might have trapped few Vmttnnc UA's hitting star with its only Linn Wallace's seventh'-inning drive, contrary to the umpire's decision that it was caught; havs the support of binocular wielders Tonight, a game Under such icheduled? In shortest form, the answer is money. Bibb Falk, coach of the Texas Longhorns who figured to meet the Wildcats, requested the game just as he did two years ago when his team met Arizona in Tucson. The request was made in the hopes that an exhibition game would produce enough revenue to make the trip profitable. Under NCAA rules, the visiting team in district playoffs receives expenses for a traveling party of IS'. The home team receives tournament operational expenses. All other proceeds go to the NCAA. Falk, realizing the drawing power of s. Texas- Arizona game, figured he could add to his expense cut with a game in which the NCAA had no f i n a n c i a l interest. A n d , he was able to get Houston to go along with the arrangement. However, the game was explained away u n d e r the guise of giving the w i n n i n g team a tuneup game for next week's College World Series. If this is true--and the lure of a dollar is not the reason for the game--let's throw open the gates and let the public in without charge. Short Pilches WRITING BASEBALL HISTORY iL --Citizen Photo by Art Graiberger Arizona's Wildcats re-wrote NCAA baseball history here last night by winning their second straight game over Houston, 6-4. The victory assured Arizona of its sixth visit to the College World Series at Omaha in the past seven years--an unprecedented feat in the history of the tournament. Wildcat Coach Frank Sancet beams his approval as pitchers Gordon Bergthold and Miles Zeller, who combined to stop Houston last night, hold the American Assn. of College Baseball Coaches plaque, symbolic of the District 6 championship. TAW AND RELIGION Mormon Minister Keeps Pirates In League Lead With 8th Victory By United Press International , without a peer right now in either and walked one batter to lead the Southpaw Mike McCormick won 'Hie Pirates are using strong- j of the major leagues. arm methods but no one can stop · Law, who has been beaten only J tory and keep them two games in them because they've got the law once, became the first big league' front of the pack. Pirates to their sixth straight vie- 1 his seventh game for the Giants on their side. pitcher to win eight Cardjna]s ' s j x . n j t e ff_ t · t th ' ' n J u l i e n j a v ' e r That would be 30-year-old Vern ! season when he blanked the Phil- j Law, an ordained minister of the lies. 3-0, last night. The Pitts- Mormon church and a pitcher j burgh ace yielded eight singles CLIPPINGS From Wire Services A $1500 drive is underway at Mesa to send Patsy Wlllard to two pre-Olympic swim meets and the Olympic tryouts . . . South-'' western Junior Davis Cup tennis matches start tomorrow at En- TWO STRIKES AND OUT The New York Yankees sent one of their top men. to scout Hall. He is George Hamey, assistant general manager. . . , Hall, incidentally has lost 25 pounds since the Cats' Easter trip north. . . . Unfortunately, Alan had a bad series w i t h the bat. He had one triple In eight trips and looked bad on a couple of third strikes. . . . Houston has the weakest hitting team ever to compete in the district 6 playoffs. The Cougars came to Tucson with one regular, Bucky Watkins, bat- -' Jo ' ce 7iske sharcd the lead ting over .300. They'll leave with only one player over j^ 0 S' S w^veS .275. . . . Gordon Bergthold put on an excellent field- lopen with 73 scores ing performance. In one i n n i n g , he fielded a bunt on the third base line and on the next play took a throw at first base to make a p u t o u t . . . . Gordon's arm injury scared Coach Frank Sancet. Bergthold was out of action several weeks when he jammed a shoulder in a collision with an Iowa player. . . .Gus Zeller has to rate as one of the coolest relief pitchers the Cats have ever had. He has poise beyond his years when he takes over in rough situations. . . . Ticket chief Chuck Magness estimates there has been an advance sale of 500 for tonight's exhibition. The sales were mostly in 3-game package deal tickets. . . . The Phillies lost not only the collected 'three of the Cardinals' game but also the services o f . h i t S i induing a pair of triples. shortstop Joe Koppe, who will be j Joe Amalfitano, however, struck sidelined six to eight weeks as a j the big blow when he hit his 'first result of injuries received when ma j or i eague homer with one on he collided with teammate Tony in the third inning off losftr Ernie Curry. j Broglio. Koppe and Curry ran into each T HE BRAVES won their third other with tremendous impact game in a row on a barrage of HOUSTON A R I Z O N A · b r h r b i a b r h . b i ! son's pop fly in the third inning. Mahon had to halt tkmi.ii 5 0 2 1 H e f f m n . r f 2 3 1 0 ; - Nfl.on.Jh 4 0 1 1 Martinz.rf 0 0 0 0 Or«en,3h 5 0 1 0 Soemkr.Jb 4 1 Peteri,rf.n 1 1 0 0 Barelgh.cf 4 0 J.Wilion.p 1 0 0 0 Hall.c 4 0 0 0 W»on»r.e 1 0 0 0 Cell!,If 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 i One run scored on the play and "canto Park and continue through i M.wn»n,tr 4 0 1 1 Tuesday, with teams entered from j %«'«£ l \ l l w""""'" Tucson, Phoenix, El P»so and i Tnm.n.p 1 0 0 0 B « r 0 t h i d l P Albuquerque . . . Betsy Rawls and | while trying to grabjRocky Nel-| f o u r home runs a i though Don Mc . Mahon had to halt a ninth-inning rally by the Reds to preserve 2 o! Roberto Clemente then singled Carlton Willey's third victory. After , ,, o J | home two more off loser John! Frank Rob j ns on hit his 10th homer 4 o i 2 i B u z h a r d t . Both Koppe and Curry j to put Cincinnati ahead in the sec: I 2 ! i were taken to Temple University i nn H Hant A = m n t;.^ «,» *,,,,,-,, Temple University j ondf Aaron tjed Thnun.p Markle.p 1 1 1 0 Z e l l e r , p S t n e t r t t . r f 2 0 0 0 f ""'!hM 1b I o o ° I H o s P' t a 1 ' where it: was ^covered | with his mh horner in the .r.inid.p » o o c , , . score c , t h a l K dislocated h i s , o f Hunt. 27-13. P O - A -LOB-- Total! J3 4 I J Total! » I 1 4 HOUSTON 000110002--4 Joe ; ARIZONA 211 ooi oix--e Louis"predicted yesterday that the E _ L j F Ingemar Johansson-Floyd Patter-, Hou.ton M.IO'. AH"TM. son heavyweight title bout would H" 1 "" 1 " 1 '· Ari.ona in. end in a kayo in the June 20 scrap at the Polo Grounds . . . Johnny l.ongdcn, the grand old man of horse racing, may call it quits. ; Thom.on L, i-s The top jockey, tired of spending right wrist and Curry was suffer- j Del Crandall and Bill Bruton each ing from shock. j homered during a four-run rally THE GIANTS defeated the Car- j and Johnny Logan added another dinals, 3-2, the Braves beat the \ homer for the Braves in the Reds, 6-4, and the Cubs scored! fourth. They needed 'em. too, a 10-inning 6-5 win over t h e ' when Ed Bailey hit a three-run H o f f m a n 2, Peteri. Shoemaker. S-- Barmcolugh, Wallace. Dodgers. homer in the ninth. PROSPECTS GOOD few buttons. Who's going to blame them if j extra-base blow, a double, and their chests are a bit swelled after last night's 6-4 conquest of the Houston Cougars? After all, they're the toast of at least 4.150 clamoring fans .who watched them tack last night's triumph onto Thursday, night's 4-3 decision over the Cougars for their sixth NCAA District S Baseball championship in seven seasons and another jaunt back to Omaha for.the College World Series next weekend. THEY DID IT in convincing fashion, c l e a r l y out-classing the power-poor Cougars, jetting the early scoring pacing and standing off desperate Houston finishes both nights. And perhaps the one p e r s o n least surprised to see the Wildcats headed for an unprecedented sixth trip to Omaha is the old Gray Fox himself, Frank Sancet. "I felt before the season that we might have a better team this year than we did last year," admitted the winningest coach in college baseball last night. "OF COURSE, I had hoped our pitching would be more consistent this season like it was last year, but I'd still say our pitching isn't weak . , . even if it isn't really strong. "But I felt both our hitting and s p e e d would be improved this year . . . and it has." That's a glowing comparison, particularly when it's taken into account that last season's scrappy Wildcat nine laughed in the expert's faces to battle all the way to the runnerup role in the College World Series. NOW SANCET'S new-look Wildcats, boasting a. gaudy .330-plus team batting average, a school homerun record and enough speed to whet the appetite of the average track coach, are aiming at next Friday'* 1960 series opener against Oklahoma State--No. 1 ranked in college circles this year, District 5 champion and the defending NCAA champion which bumped off the Wildcats, 5-3, in last year's national championship game. But all is not to rosy for San- cet. And perhaps the darkest spot on the horizon is the questionable right arm of star hurler Gordon Bergthold, last night's winner, w^io suddenly left the game in the eighth inning with a complaining muscle in his elbow. Bergthold, after giving up singles to the first two Cougars, had retired nine straight hitters and then issued a pair of runs in the fourth and fifth. He then set down 9 of the next 10 batters IP H as s M a r k l P e t e r « hours in the sweat box to m a k e o . wn.on weight, says he may step down ' B ' r D t h o l d w ' 7 - 1 ' from the saddle July 25 after the current Hollywood Park meeting in California . . . R ER BB SO 4 3 4 3 1 0 0 5 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 S 2 2 2 « 1 2 2 1 1 (Nclton); By In the American League, the; George Altman's JO-inning pinch (one was safe on an error), sink- Indians climbed to within l'/ 2 ; single, which scored Don Zimmer! '"* out hls " 8hth and nmth TM~ games of first place with a 6-2! from second, ended a three-hour- hms to opetl tbe eignth lnnln S' victory over the Tigers, the Sejia-1 and-32-minute marathon between Zelkr r, HBP--By Bergthold 2ellir (Garidel). WP--Peteri. PB-Wanner 2. --Jonei, Kattitz, Brazell. T-2:56. A--4.150 (paid). tor cooled off the league-leading 1 the Cubs and Dodgers. Duke Sni- o Orioles, 4-1, the Athletics downed j d e r hit the 360th homer of his the White Sox, 7-2, and the Yan- career in the ninth with one on kees broke a three-game losing to tie the score. Ernie Banks hit streak with a 4-3 decision over the | his 12th homer of the year in the Red Sox. i eighth. Hogan Fights Age In Memphis Open By United Press International MEMPHIS, Tenn.--UPI--Ben Hogan, tied for the lead in the $30,000 Memphis Open Golf Tournament, stalked the fairways today in his bid to turn back the block and renew his acquaintance with victory. Hogan, 48-year-old golfing star from Fort Worth, Tex., flashed his old masterv ves- -- -- terday by turning in a second lowing him around the Colonial Country Club course. O n t h e i fourth hole, he rammed down a 20-foot downhill putt for another birdie. AN EIGHT-FOOTER on 10 gave straight 66 to share the lead at 132 with Bob Rosburg and J. C. Goosie, Accurate from tee to green, Hogan also showed signs of eliminating the putting troubles caused him his third birdie and he picked by inactivity on the golfing cir- up j,, 0 morc o . .u- ; , ;h a|)d ]Sih cuit - He bogied nine by three-putting He lofted a 25-foot sand wedge and would have grabbed the un*hot into the cup for a birdie on disputed lead except for a bad the first hole to thrill 3,000 fol- chip on the 18th that cost him · · another birdie. Goosie. .11, of Knoxville. Tenn., , toured the front nine in regulation figures, but shot a five-imder-par ; 31 coming in 10 earn a 65. Using a wooden mallet-head putter an i estimated 50 years old, Goosie ! two-putted for birdies on the 13th. 16th and ISth. thus he missed possible eagles on the three holes. ROSBURG, the 33-year-old PGA champion from Overland Park, : Kan., hit 16 greens in reguiai-on · figures to post his 68. His hest ; pint was a 20-footer on seven, but be tost his touch on the greens in : the final three boles and finished ' bogey, bogey, par. ' Ken Vemuri and Bill Collins · : were within striking distance a: ! 135. Tied at 136 were Bob Shave, Bo Wrnmger, Bob Goalby. Don ; January and Gary Player. Howie Johnson, Patj] Hamey awl Phoenix Plans New Stadium PHOENIX- UPI-Phoenix had some fairly firm plans today for a new baseball stadium to keep the San Francisco Giants in the Arizona capital during spring training. Architect B':ri Trwrud, who built Chicago's Soldiers Field, told the stadium committee a "very preliminary study" *bows * new diamond can be built for little more than the city would receive for sale of Fhoe/iix municipal stadium. The eommrttee favors the iwuThwesf corner of Papago Part. when his arm gave out. "I was just tired-. . . throwing too many curveballs in those late innings," he said later. "The darn tiling just knotted up on me. But don't worry, I'll be ready for Omaha." After he "had walked one man and had a 1-0 count on the next, relief ace Miles (Gus) Zeller was rushed in to put out the fire for the second night in a row and went on to struggle through « 2- run Cougar uprising in the ninth to end it all. PLAYOFF PIPS . . . Houston hurling ace Bob Peters, a small 165-pounder who needs plenty of rest because of his "all-out" efforts on the mound, was finally used in the fifth inning for the first time in the series and ! strained an elbow muscle or tendon himself in the eighth . . . SCOREBOARD two singles to drive in a pair of runs . . .' The crowd of 4,150 was the second largest ever to watch UA play in Tucson, with Thurs- i the two teams play an exhibition day's estimated 4,000 the third 1 at 7:30 at Hi Corbett Field. and the UA bench PORTS SATURDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, I960 PAGE * Jim Beatty Sets Mark COMPTON, Calif. -- UPI -- United States Olympic track prospects never looked better in the distance events than today because of little Jim Beatty's second record setting performance in a space of six days. The 128-pound, 5-6 ball of track energy starred at the 21st Compton Invitational meet last night with a sparkling 13:51.7 5,000 meters--the fastest a U.S. trackman has ever run the distance. Jim Grelle, formerly of the University of Oregon, was second with his ail-time best of 4:00.1, and Bobby Seaman, former UCLA The exhibition came less than a I miler . was *"«« in week after the 25-year-old, hawk- faced Beatty ran a 3:58 mile at the California Relays in Modesto, Calif., last Saturday. HIS SHOWING was just one of half a dozen or to standout performances at Compton, a pattern that is sure to be carried over to tonight's pre-Olympic fund-raising meet at Whittier, Calif. Many of the Olympic hopefuls who thrilled a chilled capacity crowd here last night planned to compete tonight at nearby Whittier, particularly the field eventers who don't need; the recuperative time off needed by the runners. While the cheers went mainly to Beatty and Boston University's John Thomas, who bettered the established high jump world record with a leap of 7 feet V/ 4 inches (but still shy of his own best outdoor mark of 7 feet P/5 inches), the crowd came to see Australia's Herb Elliott Beatty's victory, and the second-place showing of Santa Clara Valley Youth Village teammit* Lazlo Tabori, was the most encouraging of the evening. It forecast some equitable U.S. representation in the Olympic Jtm« distances--a field dominated in past Olympics by th« Europeani and Australians. Arizona's Larry Dunn In the 100-meter dash and Jim Burke in the discus were both nixth in lait night's Compton Relay*. - Dunn, who qualified for At 1WI meters in 10.5, finished behind Dave Styron, Doug Smith, Bob Poynter, Willie White and Bill Woodhouse in « field of eight. Ht was only a yard behind winner Styron (10.3) as the first iix finished in a near dead heat. Burke threw the discus 173-9'/4 with Rink Babka winning the event at 184-1]%. Arizona's other four entries failed to place. A M E R I C A N LEAGUE Won LeX Pet. C.». Baltimore 37 18 .621 Cleveland 23 15 -SOS 1'/i Chieaao 22 JO .524 4!/ 3 New York JO 19 .513 5 Detroit 1* 20 .474 S'/, Kni» City 19 23 .4S2 f/, Washinoten 17 23 .425 *'/ z Boston 14 24 .361 W/, Yesterday's Remits Washington 4, Baltimore- 1 Cleveland 6, Detroit 2 Kansas City 7, Chicago I New York 4, Boston 3 Today's Pitchere Kansas City (Johnson 1-21 it Chi- eaoo (Shaw (4-4) Detroit (Foytatk 1-4 nr Aainrrt 2-1) j ·t Cleveland (Latmin 1-01. I Washington (Stobhs 2-1) at Baltimore i (Barber 5-1), night. Boston (Monbouejuttte 4 - 4 ) at New York (Short 2-3). Tomorrow's Game* Kansas City xt Chicago (2) Detroit it Cleveland (2) Baltimore at Washington Bnton at New York (2 NATIONAL LEAGUE Won Lost Pet. G.8. . » 14 .. 2» 17 .. 19 18 , . 2 2 2 2 . 20 Z3 . 20 24 . . 1 6 2 2 PitUburoh . San Franciicv Milwaukee ... Cincinnati ... St. Loolt . . . . Lot Ar-eels* SAFE-BY A WHISKER --CrtiTen Photo By Bsrme Sedley Bob Peters of Houston slides in safely across home plate in the fourth inning of last night's Arizona- Houston baseball clash as UA eaicher Alan Hall just were bradr««f at W/1 misses in his Ivrnge to try and catch the Cougar base- runner. Peters scored Houston's first run as Arizona went on to take a 6-4 win and wrap up th« District $ NCAA title. Umpire iTi backgrotmd is Jt Jo Jones. .674 .622 } .543 « .500 7", .4*5 « .455 9'.', .471 W , *if* "4 35 .515 la'-j Vert«rday'» Rerultr Pitttbtfrajh 3, Philadelphia 0. MilwauVe* «, Cincinnati 4. San Franchree 3. St. Louie t. Chie*9n f, Ln Angein 5 Today'* Pitehen Pittsburoh (Haddrx 3-1) at Philadelphia (Cenley 2-3K Crrretntnti (McLrin 2-4) « Mfrwiukm (*trrott« 3-2). (Hobb're 4-* at Let Anffeln 3-0). nie/ht. St. votrht (Klriw a-4) it S»B Tm- cam (Smfe-rd 5-1). *v't GWmwv ·rt -"' Trrrtcrm i litiitn Photo ly Leu Pivlftvtefc TEMPER TEMPER Gary Nelson of Houston roars his defiance to Arizona pitcher Gordon Bergthold after being hit by a pitched ball in last night's NCAA playoff game here. Immediately after getting off the ground, Nelson angrily hoilered: "'It's a shame you can't throw hard wwagh to hurt me!" as otfcer Houston players joiwed hi on th« verbal barrage. Nelson was »ot him seriously.

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