The Daily Leader from Pontiac, Illinois on May 11, 1972 · Page 9
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Morales, Bradley spark White Sox over Tigers Daily Leader. Pontiac, 111. Page 9 Thurs., May 11.72 Pontiac golfers split double-dual Bobby Unser's 194.721 an unofficial Indy mark By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP)--Rich Morales, the Chicago White Sox' pick-up *nan s is getting another chance to shed the labels. "I've always had confidence in my ability," said the band- some San Franciscan who Wednesday helped the Chicago White Sox carve a 7-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers. "But other people have been hesitant to use me. Sometimes it's hard to shed the labels. "They say he can't hit or he can't play everyday," said Morales "but I never really got a chance until Chuck came along." Morales, whose major league record shows playing eight games one season and 10 another, got a pretty good shot last season with the White Sox when Chuck Tanner took over as Pontiac High School golfers split a double-dual match at the Elks Country Club Wednesday afternoon. The Indians defeated Fairbury-Cropsey 175-191 and then dropped a 163-175 decision to U. High. U. High won the match by defeating Fairbury-Cropsey by a 163-191 score. Tom Venker and Bob Miiligan of U. High tied for medalist honors with three-over-par 39's for the nine holes of play. Cam Clickner and Mark Simundson tied for low for the host Indians with 43's. Other Pontiac scores were: Kevin Alsdorf, 44 and Ron Alsdorf, 45. Keith Tribley and Mike Dodson fired non-counting 45 and 51 scores respectively. Other U. High scores were: Dean Miller, 42 and Steve Goss, 43. Fairbury-Cropsey scores were: Kevin Smith, 45; Dennis Helmers, 47; Ed Davis, 49 and Gary Zimmerman, 50. Pontiac returned to action Friday at 9 a.m. when they compete in the annual district tournament at Highland Park in Bloomington. Rich Morales § et . . said Moto rales. "I understand the situation. Every club is going to get it's oun eole in there. I didn't manager. Tanner tried to go with young peopl rookie shortstop Bee Bee Rich- get a chance to play regular as ard. But when Richard couldn't a youngster. Don't get me cut it, Morales went in. wrong, I'm not old at 28. But at : . "I'd have finished the season 28 you can't expect to play as the regular shortstop if I hadn't hurt my back in Cleveland," bemoaned Morales. This season the Sox gave Richard another shot but eventually he was sent to the minors for experience. Still looking for youth, Jorge Orta got a chance and did a fine job. But Orta went into a slump and Tanner decided to go to Morales in a lineup shakeup Wednesday. Morales responded with three hits, drove in two runs and played brilliantly in the field. "I never really had an opportunity until last year and then I regular when you haven't in the past." Tanner said he switched to Morales because Orta was "a little stiff and I thought he could use a rest. I'm going to go with Morales for a while, "Whenever I've called on him he's done an outstanding job," continued Tanner. "He picked us up when we needed him last year. And he's doing it again this year." Morales and Ed Herrmann, who also singled home two runs, led the Chicago attack to snap a three-game losing streak behind thfe four-hit pitch- .*. Tom Bradley ing of Tom Bradley. Bradley hurled his first complete game of the season and boosted his record to 3-1. "It's about time," said Bradley. "I was beginning to wonder if I was pitching or not. I finally got my breaking ball over early in the game and that kept them off stride." The Tigers saw their three- game winning streak end and were knocked out of first place in the American League East with surprising Cleveland taking over. Detroit starter Tom Timmerman had to leave the game in the fourth inning when he ripped the nail off the third finger of his right "hand. Manager Billy Martin then paraded five other pitchers to the mound, three of whom hadn't seen action this season while two were making their major league debuts. 'Girl watching 9 tops in Colonial golf meet Carmen Fanzone's two-run double nets Cubs 4-2 win CINCINNATI (AP) -- Carmen Fanzone, who has bounced around the minor leagues most of his baseball career, has set the wheels of Leo Durocher's mind into motion. "He's been a real revelation," the Chicago manager said about Fanzone after the 28-year-old player doubled in two runs to pace the Cubs over plays. "Franzone is amazing to me at third," Durocher continued. "Where's he been before. I've never heard of him." In the past week as a starter, Franzone has driven in the decisive run in three different ,j one if given the chance. 'games.; 1 v ' : i^O : ; Franzone, an amateur trium- pet player and graduate from ^ ^ _ _ j in the lineup." "Maybe they need a relief pitcher," he quipped. Franzone said his performance of the past week doesn't come as a surprise to him. He said he felt he could get the job By BOB GREEN Associated Press Golf Writer FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -"Someday," said Bruce Crampton, "I'm not going to play in this tournament. I'm just going to come watch." Crampton, an Australian veteran who ranked among the favorites, made his comment before teeing off today in the first round of the $125,000 Colonial National Invitation Tournament--pro golf's No. 1 girl- watching event. "It's absolutely amazing," said Crampton. During Wednesday's pro-am, he stopped several times, eyed the gallery and shook his head in something approaching awe. He was not alone. This may be the only tournament on the long, 12-month tour where the players watch the gallery as much or more than the gallery watches the players. The touring pros are unanimous in their choice of this one as the tour's top girl-watching tournaments. Whatever is next is a distant second. Concentration--on golf--is difficult. It's sometimes called the Eye-Ball Open. The gals come out in droves and coveys and flocks. It's traditional that they all wear new and skimpy clothing. There are blushing pink hot pants, jump suits, hip-huggers, bare-mid- riffs, see throughs. There are more navels in evidence than in an orange grove. Mostly they congregate around the clubhouse and the 18th green. They come to see and be seen. In may cases, the tournament serves only as a backdrop. The male members of the gallery may not recall that Gene Littler won last year, "but do you remember the blonde over by No. 16?" Littler, still on the mend from major surgery, is among the missing this year. So are Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Billy Casper, Gary Player and Frank Beard, who withdrew because of a hand injury. Tournament officials are quick to point out, however, that nine of the top ten money winners are among the select, 102-man field in this event that now is the only invitational--besides the Masters--on the sech- edule. The leading contenders for the $25,000 first prize are Lee Trevino, Chi Chi Rodriguez, George Archer, Charles Goody and Crampton. By BLOYS BRITT Associated Press Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) --How does a 200 mile per hour lap at Indianapolis strike you? Impossible? "It can be done," says Bobby Unser. "Not this year, probably, but eventually and soon. As a matter of fact, I don't know yet how fast my car can rua. But I'm working up to finding out." Unser, the 38-year-old 1968 Indianapolis 500 winner from Albuquerque, N.M., shocked the old-line Indy veterans to their heels Wednesday when he whipped Dan Gurney's All-American Racers Eagle around at an unofficial 194.721 m.p.h., 14 miles per hour faster than the track record. He earlier recorded three laps in a row in excess of 191 m.p.h., then made a few adjustments and sipped a soft drink before going back out for one lap at 192.318. He waited until 5:33 p.m. to jingle the timing clocks with his masterpiece. "We have been working up gradually," Unser said. "We haven't been trying to set the woods on fire, just work hard, drive hard, and look ahead or the race. But I guess you could say now I'm the one the others will have to beat for the pole position." Unser, who won the national driving title the same year he captured Indy, says the higher speeds this year are due to quicker times through the Speedway's short chutes, rather than blitzing the long straightaways as has been the case in previous years. Already considered by most as the favorite to win the No. i starting spot in first-round qualifying Saturday, Unser now admits the other drivers have some catching up to do. Nonetheless, several other drivers were beginning to fiud the range, and by Wednesday's track closing, 16 drivers had turned unofficial laps at 180 or better. Among them were the Parnelli Jones drivers, Al Unser, Mario Andretti and Joe Leonard; three-time winner AJ. Foyt, and darkhorses Jim Mai-, loy and Gordon Johncock. Bobby Unser's chief antagonist in the raging speed war has been 28-year-old Gary Bettenhausen, who recorded the first 191-plus lap at the Speedway Sunday. Peter Revson, who with Johncock is assigned to the British- based McLaren organization, holds the Speedway's official one-lap record of 179.354 m.p.h. and the four-lap mark of 178.6%. Revson appeared to be getting the kinks out of his new car and rode around Wednesday at 189.394. He came away smiling. Gaylord Perry pitches Indians into AL lead By BRUCE LOWITT Associated Press Sports Writer Jim and Gaylord Perry have got it together. Now if they could only get together ... Baseball's pitching brothers did their thing Wednesday, Gaylord tossing a five-hitter to carry Cleveland to a 7-2 victory over Kansas City that vaulted the Indians into first place for the first time in four years, then Jim hurling eight shutout innings at night en route to Minnesota's 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees. In the other American League games, Baltimore squeezed by Texas 1-0, the Chi- Hitting, pitching nets Wildcats lead ffry to find a spot in our lineiipt -for him, maybe in the outfield ivbn a swing basis."; .Filling in for injured Ron · Santo, Franzone drove in the two runs in Chicago's four-run fourth inning, scored once him-, self and then added a single later in the game. In the field, he turned in some outstanding a f the vtailend , "Although ; :Eye; ^.knocked; around "the /majors for nine years, I've never : thought of quitting," Franzone said. "I know that when Santo gets back--it is supposed to be a week to 10 days--that he'll be MAJOR LEAGUE v. Y": standings 1 V ' ·^·^······^···W^IMK National League East Division W. New York Philadelphia Montreal Chicago Pittsburgh St. Louis West Houston Los Angeles San Diego Atlanta Cincinnati 13 13 12 10 9 9 L. 6 8 8 11 11 12 Pet. .684 .619 .600 .476 .450 .429 G.B. -1 1% - 4 4% 5 Division 13 13 10 9 8 San Francisco 8 . 7 ' 9 12 14 13 16 .650 .591 .455 .391 .381 .333 -- · 1 4 5% '5% · -7 American League East Division Cleveland Baltimore Detroit New York Boston Milwaukee West Minnesota Oakland Chicago California Texas Kansas City W. 12 11 11 6 5 5 L. Pet. 7 . 7 . 7 . 13 . 11 . 12 . 632 611 611 316 313 294 G.B. -- % l /z 6 5% 6 Division 14 12 10 8 8 '8 4 . 5 . 9 . 11 -. 778 706 526 4L1 11 .421 13 .381 -1% · 4 % 6% 6% 7% Wednesday's Results Chicago 4, Cincinnati 2 San Diego 5, Philadelphia 3 Atlanta 8, Pittsburgh 4 San Francisco 7, Montreal 3 Houston 10, St. Louis 7 New York 4, Los Angeles 3, 14 innings Thursday's Games Houston (Reuss 2-1 or Dierker 2-1) atSt. Louis (Wise 2-2) Los Angeles (Singer 2-2 and John 2-2) at New York (McAndrew 1-0 and Seaver 4-1), day-night San Diego (Arlin 2-3) at Philadelphia (Champion 3-0), N San Francisco (Bryant 0-2) at Montreal (Renko 1-2), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Los Angeles at Philadelphia, ."N . " . . ' · ' ; '' . San Diego at Montreal, N San Francisco at New York, N : ' . . - · ' ' : · ' · ' . Chicago at Atlanta, N St. Louis at Cincinnati, N Pittsburgh at Houston, N LOSEUGLYFAT Start.losing weight today, MONADEX is a tiny tablet and .easy to take. MONADEX will help curb your desire for excess food. Eat 'less - weight less. Contains no .dangerous drugs and will not make you . nervous.' No strenuous exercise. Change , your .life... slart today. MONADEX costs, , SS.pOfor a 20 day supply. Large economjf size fs J5.00. Lose ugly fat or your mone|i will be refunded with no questions asked. . MONADEX is sold with this guarantee by: By PAULLeBAR Associated Press Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lee May continued to hit a ton, but two skinny .143 hitters stole the back on third base. But maybe, show Wednesday night for Leo will find someplace forme Houston's National League : West leaders. While May pounded four hits and: totaled three RBI, Roger Metzger and seldom-used Jimmy Stewart ganged up on the St. Louis Cardinals 10-7 in a six-run eighth. ^ Metzger, whose 11 hits in 19 previous games included 10 singles, clubbed a home run--bis first in the majors--leading off the uprising. Two outs, three runs and eight batters later Stewart, a switch-hitter, poled a triple off left-hander Joe Grzenda to decide the slugfest. "I'm sure it would have to shock anybody," the pencil-thin Metzger, a 165-pound shortstop, said in respect to his drive off Bob Gibson, who sailed into the eighth inning with a 7-3 lead. "I don't think he got the pitch exactly where he wanted it in that it was toward the inside of the plate and it was a fast ball." "I just happened to be looking for a fast ball," Metzger added. Gibson, evidently in shock, then served line^Jrive singles to Cesar Cedeno and Jim Wynn before Al Santorini came on for more rough treatment. May singled home Cedeno and Bob Watson delivered his second sacrifice fly of the evening to make the score 7-6 before Doug Radar popped out and Tommy Helms, hitting .187, singled to tie. Santorini (2-3) then walked Stewart, who was pinch-hitting. "It was a good pitch I hit," said Stewart, who in seven previous at-bats owned only a single. "It was a slider." May, who had trippled in the sixth and also singled home a run in the first, homered in the ninth off Moe Drabowsky to cap a late show overcoming early Cardinal fireworks. Ted Simmons, battling out of a mild slump, had highlighted a St. Louis burst for five runs in the third with his first major league grand slam and the Redbirds added two in the seventh. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS vThe Northwestern. Wildcats a^e holding the lead in the Big fen basebaliLrace on a conv tjinatipn- of -lusty hitting .-and strong pitching: - ;r- ! - : Aiming for their first conference title since 1957, the Wildcats have John.McCarthy leading the league with a .519 average. In addition to McCarthy, outfielders Gene Helfrich, John Brooks and Bob Dekas are among the conference's top batters. Helfrich has a .355 average, Brooks .353 and Dekas .333. In the pitching department, Northwestern is paced by Bob Artemenko who has a 3-0 record and Steve MeMullen has a 3-1 mark. .. Leading the Big Ten in pitching, however, is Brad Van Pelt of Michigan State who also has Argenta wins Sangamon Valley track title at Wednesday's Results Cleveland 7, Kansas City 2 Chicago 7, Detroit o Baltimore 1, Texas 0 Minnesota 2, New York 0 Milwaukee 4, Oakland 0 California 5, Boston 1 Thursday's Games Texas (Gogolewski 1-1) Baltimore (Palmer 2-2), N Boston (Culp 1-3) at California (Messersmith 2-3), N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Texas at Cleveland, N Milwaukee at Minnesota, N Detroit at Kansas City, N Baltimore at Chicago, N Boston at Oakland, N New York at California, N FARMER CITY -- Argenta- Oreana outlasted Mahomet- Seymour and LeRoy to gain the 1972 championship of the Sangamon Valley Conference in the annual track and field meet here. Argenta-Oreana piled up 52% points to edge second place Mahomet-Seymour with 49. LeRoy was a close third with 44 points. Other point totals were: 4th, Heyworth, 32; 5th, Octavia, 14; 6th, Deland-Weldon, 13; 7th, Fisher, 12; 8th, Farmer City- Mansfield, 11%, 9th, Fairbury- Cropsey, 9 and 10th, Saybrook- Arrowsmith, 3. Two new records were established in yesterday's Sangamon Valley meet. Bob Dewey, a Heyworth junior, tossed the shot 54 feet, 5 inches to break the old record of 54 feet, IVz inches set by Joe Connolly of Heyworth in 1956. Sophomore Joe Ommen of LeRoy established the other new mark when he traveled the gruelling two mile run in 10:00.8 to break the old mark of 10:26.7 set by Alan Reeser of DeLand- Weldon in 1970. Pat Whitehouse of LeRoy was the meet's only double winner as he copped the high hurdles in 16.1 seconds and then came back to win the low hurdles with a clocking of 21.4 seconds. John Edwards intentionally, bringing in Grzenda to face DS Rexali-Pontiac-Mail ders Filled. Or- B I D S Bids are being received for air conditioning the music area in Pontiac High School. Specifications are available from Phillips, Swager, Associates in Peoria, Illinois. · ' ' ' · . ' . ·"· i ' Proposals must be turned in to the High School Office before 4:00 P.M. on May 22, 1972. MRS. RUTH HAYES, Secretary A REMINDER! Let Us Solve Your Electrical Problems with a Complete Line of Electrical Supplies - * MERCURY VAPOR SECURITY LITES * MOTORS * SUMP PUMPS * WATER HEATERS * CHIMES * FIXTURE DISPLAYS Livingston County Electric credentials as a football and basketball player. Van Pelt has a 2-1 record but is No. 1 in ;earned-" runs,;with a L 0.40 ayer- ;:-fNorthwestern's title- hopes hinge on the Wildcats' ability to win on the road this weekend against their nearest rivals. The Wildcats take their 8-2 conference record against Minnesota, 8-4, Friday and then travel to Iowa, 9-3, for another doubleheader Saturday. Meanwhile, Iowa takes on Wisconsin, 5-4, in a doubleheader Friday. Other doubleheaders Friday find Indiana, 27, at Michigan State, 3-3, and Ohio State, 4-6, at Michigan, 33. In addition to the Iowa-Northwestern confrontation, other doubleheaders Saturday find Purdue, 3-7, at Illinois, 3-9, Indiana at Michigan, Wisconsin at Minnesota and Ohio State at Michigan State. Iowa outfielder Larry Schutzius is second to McCarthy in the batting race with a .450 average and Barry Burnett of Indiana is third with a .435 mark. Iowa right-hander Bill Heckroth has the best pitching record with a 4-0 mark. ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) --Jerry Lace, head basketball coach at Cornell University since 1968, has been appointed as assistant in the department of physical education and athletics, Athletic Director John T. Anderson announced Wednesday. Best performances recorded by Fairbury-Cropsey came in the 880 yard run on a third place finish by Jeff Abbey and in the two mile run where the Tartars' Kevin Nussbaum also finished third. Gaylord Perry cago White Sox defeated Detroit 7-0, Milwaukee blanked Oakland 4-0 and California topped Boston 5-1. The last time the Indians were in first was back on April 10,1968--and that was on Opening Day and slightly tainted by the fact that four other teams shared the top spot with them. Today they're there on their own, half a game ahead of Baltimore and Detroit in the AL East-Are ; the Indians for Teal? -;;Is ; ittmie^to take them ; serious- "Theftime^d^it: excited, I mean really excited," Gaylord said after chalking up his fifth victory, "is after we hit a slump. Then let's see how quickly we can fight our way out of it and see what happens to our confidence." The Tribe Has notched eight victories in nine games and Gaylord has a streak of his own with three straight triumphs and an earned run average that has dipped to 2.02. v "Everybody's working and hustling their butts off," he said. "These kids really want to win." They won against the Royals on the strength of Alex Johnson's three-run homer, his third of the year. Harmon Killebrew's second homer of the season and 517th of his career--moving him within four of sixth-place Ted Williams on the all-time home run list--was what gave Jim Perry and the Twins their victory over the Yanks. Jim scattered nine hits and needed ninth-inning relief help before notching his third victory and enabling Minnesota to open its AL West lead over Oakland to iVz games. IF YOU HAVE A SERVICE TO SELL do it the low-cost way, To place a result-getting Want Ad dial 842-1153. "I threw about 10 more pitches than I normally do" in a full nine innings, Jim said. "I didn't walk anybody but I sure had a lot of three-ball counts and it seems the innings were longer. "But we've got good men who can come in behind you. The odds are with you in that type of situation." Is he looking forward to pitching against brother Gaylord one of these days? Jim noted he's never done it before except in spring training--Gaylord was with San Francisco of the National League before being traded to Cleveland before this season- then added: "I don't think the managers would shuffle the pitching rotation to get us against each other. But I think it would be good for both of us and good for baseball, especially if both of us pitched a good game." They'll have to wait about a month before getting the chance. The Indians and Twins meetior the first time this season" June 9 in Cleveland.^^.--^ ~ : Texas fireballerPeterBrpberg tossed eight innings of one : hit ball but gave up a ninth-innirig single and two walks, then catcher Ken Suarez threw a double-play ball away to break the scoreless tie and give Dave McNally and the Orioles .the victory. Tom Bradley twirled a four- hitter for the White Sox, who erupted for three runs in the sixth inning against-Phil Meeler, making his.major league debut, to down the'Tigers. Ken Brett checked Oakland on three hits and Billy Conigliaro smacked his third homer of.the year, a two-run shot in the seventh inning, to lead the Brewers to victory and snap the A's winning skein at five games. NolanRyan and Eddie Fisher teamed for a three-hitter for the Angels, with Ryan pitching 4 1-3 innings of perfect ball before allowing two hits and retiring with a pulled groin muscle. The Red Sox lost their eighth game in the last 10 when California bunched a walk and four hits for three runs in the fifth. IF YOU NEED HELP, CALL, FISH 842-2111 702 EAST HOWARD STREET Pontiac, Illinois For Wear On 5-16, AAA-EEEE RED WING ^\H6 MYERS SHOES

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