Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 28, 1969 · Page 11
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Still In Lost Place flMtt. MM-. Ap* tt, IMf · ft Four Hitter Silences Cardinals tr THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clyde King and Jim Davenport ipeak lavishly about t h e Sitting exploits of Willie Me- Covey, but the towering slugger it content to speak softly while carrying hit big bat. "I don't want to talk about it too much because I'll probably go Into i slump," he said after clobbering Houston over the head with two game-winning three-run homers Sunday as San Francisco swept the Astros 4-2 and 85. But King,, manager of the Gianti. and infielder Davenport have done plenty of talking, praising the 6-foot-5 first baseman as the top slugger in the National League. "I had an awesome fear of McCovey at a rival." King added, "and now I have tremendous respect for h i m as a slugger and hitter." McCovey certainly has been living up to that calling this season, leading the league with eight homers and 21 runt batted in. McCoyey's big bat carried the Giants into a tie for first place with Los Angeles in the NL West Division after the Dodgers dropped Atlanta out of a share of the lead by routing the Braves 10-0 behind Don Button's four-hitter. Cleon Jones raised his league leading average to .441 wife five opener hits for ate BBL Including a '---" three-run homer in the ninth inning thct salvaged a J-fl victory for the New York Nets over Chicago after the Cubs had won In other fames. Philadelphia edged St Louis 1-* on Jerry Johnson's four-hitter. Montreal dropped Pittsburgh 4-2 and San Diego swept Cincinnati 5-2 and 10-9 in U innings. McCovey, 31-year-old slugger in his 10th big league season who has driven in 384 runs and hit 142 homers in the last four years after leading the league with 102 and 44 in 1963. capped a four-run seventh inning in the Cleveland Streak Lives Big Guns Push Athletics Past New Pilots After a couple of false starts. Sal Bando ha s rediscovered Seattle and Frank Robinson has repossessed New York. Oakland's Bando, O-for-10 at Seattle in two previous games, drove in seven runs Sunday with two homers and a single as the Athletics blitzed the expansion Pilots 13-5. Baltimore's Robinson. I-for-10 in a pair of losses to New York Friday night and Saturday, broke loose with two homers, four singles and eight RBI. leading the Orioles to a 6 0, 10-5 dou bleheader weep over the Yankees. Bando went on the biggest run-producing spree of his pro career in Seattle's Sicks' Stadium, which he had visited reg ularly as a Pacific Coast League standout before moving jp the majors. "I played here in 967 with Vancouver." said the msky Oakland third baseman. 'but those fences are closer low." Robinson, who had helped the Orioles win 41 of 54 games igainst New York from 1966 hrough '68 got them even with he Yankees this spring while aking the American League ead in homers, nine, and RBI, 12 and hiking his batting average to .373. In other AL action. Washing- on extended Cleveland's losing streak to 10 games with a 6-5 victory over the Indians; De- roit slugged Boston 7-4; Minnesota edged Chicago 4-3 in a ;ame shortened to 8W innings ly rain and California topped Kansas City 6-2. Bando sent the Athletics Unknowns Provide Excitement In Red-White Spring Battle LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Unknowns filtered the ranks of the starters and performed in true Razorback style Saturday as the Whites defeated the Reds 14-10 in the first of two intra- iquad games. The Whites drove 92-yards for the winning touchdown in the final minutes with sophomore tailback Bobby Nichols of Tulsa, Okla., bursting over from nine yards out. Bobby Field crushed an effective Red drive when he intercepted a Steve Walters pass at the goal line and returned it IS yards and out ot trouble as the clock ran out. That made a winner of quarterback Dave Lundquist. a leohomore from Fort Smith. Porker Diamond Squad Splits K-State Series Arkansas players managed to set several new records but ·plit a doubleheadcr Saturday with Kansas State in college baseball action. Jerry Blackwood hurled Arkansas to a 10-4 win in the opener but Kansas State pulled t 6-4 nightcap victory. Mark Jones, a junior from Tulsa Okla., slammed his record seventh home run of the year to break Lamar Dummond's school record of six homers set in 1957. Mike Pryor and Bill Dorothy each had two hits for the day bringing their season total to 32 also a new school mark for Arkansas. The old record was 11 bv Joe Nosari in I960. Arkansas is now 14-8. Kansas State is 12-5. . who started the day with the idea he would spend the afternoon quarterbacking for both teams. Quarterbacks Bill Montgomery, John Eichler and Walter Nelson, who are expected to share the field general duties next fall, missed the game because of surgery. And there were numerous o t h e r vacancies throughout both the defense and offense that were created by injuries and surgerv. Lundquist shared the quarter- hack duties with Walters for the first half and each quarter- hack took sole direction over his team at the halfway point. "I was pleased with hot quarterbacks." s a i d Coach Frank Broyles. In the winning drive, Lundquist hit on four of five ittempt passes to move the White squad from its own eight to the Red 28. From there, the Whites ran it in on two carries by Steve Jones, a Lundquist teeper and Nichols blast. The game opened up the second half into a passing duel between Lundquist and Walters. Lundquist connected on 14 o 26 attempts for 203 yards, while Walters, a Springdale junior, hit on 17 of 30 for 192 yards. The Reds held a 7-0 halftime lead after tailback Paul Blevins capped a 64-vard drive by diving over the middle from a yard out on fourth down. The Whites tied it, 7-7. in the third period on a two-yard plunge by sophomore tailbac Steve Jones of Memphis. Late in the third period, Wa ters rallied the Reds in a 76- yard drive to the White eigh but had to settle for a 27-yard field goal by Bill McClard. McClard. a sophomore from Norma, Okla., did all the place kicking for both sides. He blew a 34-yard attempt and a 57-yard kick barely fell shor of its mark. The Standings ^^i^^ummMilMMAW^^^^' jjjjillffiJBlHlUIBfflP!!^ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland IB « .556 ^ National League \V L. I'ct. G.E rhirafo 14 S - m TM Ulicago . . umcago o ' ···· Kansas City ... S fi .500 Pi . California 6 8 .420 24 Seattle .. 6 10 .375 3'i Salnrdiv'l RfMlltJ shot. ead to stay in the first inning th a two-run homer, slammed three-run homer in the sixth id singled two more runs ross in the eighth, helping Mkie right-hander Rollie Fin- TS nail his second victory ithout a loss. Frank Robinson deliverec ur runs in each game as the rioles surged to a 2'A-gamc ad over runner-up Boston in e East division. He cracked a : o-run homer and two run coring singles in the opener acking the six-hit pitching o ike Cuellar. Star Bahansen st year's rookie of the year aok the loss, his fifth without a ctory. In the nightcap, the Yankee: mped to a 3-0 first inning lead nocking out Tom Phoebus, ane d 4-1 until the fifth, when rank Robinson belted a three un homer. Relief pitcher Dick all singled home the go ahea un and Frank Robinson pokec nother RBI single in the sixth Slump-ridden Brooks Robinon accounted for the Orioles' st four runs with a pair of omers. The Senators bunched all five their hits against Cleveland n a six-run fourth inning hurst, ith pitcher Frank Bertaina's hree-run homer the big blow, nd held off the hapless Indians, ho have dropped 15 of 16 ames in all. Duke Sims and Zoilo Vcrsalles omered for the Indians, who ot hitless pitching from loser tan Williams and reliever Jack :amilton in every inning but le sixth. Dick McAuliffe knocked in iree runs with a homer and ingle, Willie Horton homered aefore leaving the game with a ip injury. Horton, who crashed into the .[ft field wall catching a fly ball n the third, gave way to Woods n the seventh when his left hip tiffened up. Mike Andrews' eighth inning homer gave the Red Sox a record of 27 for 11 consecutive lames. Rod Carew's two-run seventh nning homer shot the Twins past the White Sox before the ·ains came. Harmon Killebrew roled his 400th career homer for Minnesota, which leads the West Division by one half game over Oakland. Bobby Knoop's two-run single n the fourth inning sent Califor nia ahead to stay at Kansas Cit\ and the Angels pulled away with Jay Johnstone and RicK Reichardt also driving in two runs each. Major League Leaders with hit first irtaking.a M deadlock. Houston had taken a 4-0 lead in that one on Hector Torres' grand slam, but the Giants tied on Jack Hiatt's three-run tomer before Joe Morgan's solo blast out the Astros in front gain In the nightcap. McCovey rased a 2-1 deficit in the sixth nning, giving the Giants their ixth consecutive victory and sending Houston to its fifth loss n a row and 12th in 13 game;. "My success depends on the ;uy behind me," McCovey said modestly, trying to avoid lu«,. "so Hiatt's hitting (10 IBI ai.u three homers in t h e louston series) has really telped. If the guy behind me sn't hitting I start swinging at ad balls because I figure that's all I'll be getting." Sutton. 2-2. had it eaf.v as Andy Kosco extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single and double for three runs ant Grabarikewitz added three more with a double and triple and stole home for another Jones' double and two singles n the opener helped the Met: juild a 6-3 lead, but two error: , jn the ninth inning set up fou: unearned Chicago runs, the las ' :wo on Randy Hundley's homer But after Billy Williams' er ror and an intentional walk Jones unloaded in the nightcai for only the fourth hit off starte Rich Nye. Jim McAndrews, wh . left with a blisjer and runner on second and third with non out in the sixth, and Tug Me Graw blanked the Cubs. Deron Johnson gave Jerr Johnson, 1-2. his victory with run-scoring, two out single in th eighth inning off St. Louis star er Ray Washburn. Montreal's Rusty Staub an Coco Laboy, who hiked his avei age to .420 with 3-for-3. rappe tie-breaking homers in the sixt inning Staub's with a man o --to beat Dock Ellis and Pitt: urgh. Larry Jaster, wHo sji led in the Expos' first run sea ered six hits in going the di nee for the first time this sea on for his first victory. Ollie Brown got San Dieg arted with two doubles an nd infield out that drove i iree runs and set up another i ooener as rookies Clay Ki Gary Ross and Frank R erger held off the Reds. Ross won the nightcap wit ve inrings of shutout relief b ore Ed Spiezio singled in an u arned run in the 13th with tw ut off Wayne Granger. The Padres tied the game le eighth on rookie Jerry Da- 'anon's two-run double after Pete Rose's three-run homer nd Alex Johnson's two-run shot ut Cincinnati ahead 9-7 in the op of the inning. Five unearned tuns in the ixth had given San Diego a 7-4 ead after the Reds took a 3-0 ead in the first. Pittsburgh .. Philadelphia New York .. Montreal ... St. Louis ... 12 fi 7 9 7 11 7 1 1 '.. 7 11 West Division Los Angeles .. 12 6 .667 San Francisco 12 fi Atlanta ....... " I Cincinnati ..... « " San Diego ..... « ' Houston .667 .4:17 .389 .389 .383 ,667 .fill .471 .150 .190 Saturday's Results Chicago 9. New York 3 San Francisco 2. Houston 1 Atlanta 6. Los Angeles 4 Pittsburgh 4, Montreal 3 St. Louis 10, Philadelphia 4 ?»n Diego 5, Cincinnati 2 Sunday's Results Chicago 8-0. New York «-3 San Francisco S-4. Houston 5-3 Los Angeles 10, Atlanta 0 Montreal 4. Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 1, St. Louisid Stn Diego 5-10. Cincinnati 2-6 tnd fame 13 innings American Lea«« Baltimore Borton New York . . . . IJ J Detroit ........ » * W. L. Pet. G.B 15 7 ."' -- 2'4 2' 314 10 10 .500 4 WMhlnjton ^''^,,Vv.!L Minnesota · · - · ' « * ·"* II New York 6. Baltimore 5, 10 nnings Minnesota 12. Chicago 1 Boston 7, Detroit 4 California at Kansas City, rain Washington 8. Cleveland 1 Seattle 6. Oakland 3 Sunday's Results Baltimore 6-10. New York 0-5 Minnesota 4. Chicago 3. 8'j innings, rain Detroit 7. Boston 3 California 6. Kansas City 2 Washington 6. Cleveland 5 Oakland 13, Seattle 5 Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (25 at bats)-- Petro celli, Bost.. .452; Most, Bost .444. Runs-Blair. Bait.. 22: F Robinson, Bait., 19; M u r c e r N.Y.. 19. Runs batted in-- F. Robinson Bait., 22; Murcer, N.Y.. 21. Hits-- F. Robinson, Bait., 31 Blair. Bait.. 30. Doubles-- D. Johnson, Bait., 8 Carew. Minn.. 7. Triples-- McAuliffe, Dc-t., D. Green. Oak.. 2. Home runs-- F. R o b i n s o n , Bait.. 9; 3 tied with 7. Stolen bases-- Harper, Sea., 10; White. N.Y.. 7. Pitching (2 decisions)-- 10 tied with 1.000. Strikeouts-- Culp, Bost.. 30; G. Peters, Chic., 30. Hot Bat ting Blasts Travs Past Amarillo AMARILLO. Tex. (AP)--The Arkansas Travelers, down four runs after the second, took advantage of a ninth inning throwing e r r o r to defeat Amarillo 6-4 in a Texas League game here Sunday. The Giants collected five o! their 10 hits in the second in ning and grabbed a 4-0 lead. The Travs, however. battle back and cut the margin to 4-3 after eight innings. Bob Guindon's two-out pinch hit double scored Chip Coulter from first with the tying run.| Then, shortstop Bob Holbert fielded Jeoff Long's ground ball I and heaved it over the head of first baseman Jim Mallon. A single by Rogers Robinson plated an insurance run. Bob Cummings' bases-loaded double in the eighth inning lifted Albuquerque to a 7-4 come from behind victory over Memphis. The Dodgers then iced the game on a successful squeeze bunt and a wild pitch. In the only other Texas League action. San Antonio blasted El Paso 9-4. Fights Weekend Flfhts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN JOSE. Calif.--Enrique Jam, 138. Buenos Aires, out- pointed Gil Galltrdo, 134, San Diego, 10. Wildcats Win Five PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Villanova hitd its Annual Apri picnic »t the Ptnn Relays. The Vlllanova Wildcat runners took five of the eight mijor relay events, leaving nothing but the leavinf s for the rest o( the field ,, .more than $2,000 between t h e m ; ·"·[Sunday in the $100,000 Byron ,. ! Nelson Golf Classic. I 0 : | Richard Crawford of Bella I Vista shot a par 70 in the f i n a l , round for a 28fi total. He h a d . ''·'·· rounds of 72 73-71-70 and earned' F.. 21: Bench. Gin.. 18. Hits--C. Jones. N.Y.. 31 ou. Pitt.. 30. Doubles-H. Aaron. All. . Ainu. Pitt. 8. Triples-10 tied w i t h 2. Home runs Mc('o\c i r u u u u a Cepcda. All., 5: Stargell,|j] 350. ill.. S. | R. 'it. Sikes of SprmRdal' Stolen IMSCS--Bonds, S.K, 6: a rned S72.S (or his 288 total. II [organ, Housl.. 5. In,,) rounds of 72-72-70-74. Pitching (2 decisions)--11 titdj s ^^^ s-- ^^^^^jj^^g ith l.OOU. Strikeouts--Jenkin*, Chic., 35; i. Wilson, lloust., 35. BEST BLOOMIN' BARGAINS FAMILY CENTER ARE NOW AT KROGER WITH SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE . . . SAVINGS FOR ALL AT ... 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