The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1966 · Page 8
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DCs in Winners' Bracket Casons Have Merry Time; Rector Is the Foe Tonight at 8 By ED HAYES Sports Editor Blythcvllle's Dud Casons, who played merry-go-round at Light Brigade Field last night, are booked against Rector tonight in the second round of District 2-B baseball. Game time is 8 o'clock. The afternoon match at 4:30 puts Corning and Jonesboro in a do-or-go- home situation. Corning lost a 4-2 decision to Paragould in the opener yesterday with Blytheville coming on strong in the night game, a 21-4 The View from Here ED HAYES * * * HIS WEIGHT IS IN THE 170-175-POUND CLASS. LAST year, toward the end of the football year, he had dwindled "I guess I was worried about something," Shawnee's Peyton Speck said. With a smile. The truth is, he dished out more worry than he absorbed. Running for the Indians he scored 162 points, more than any other Class B gridder in Arkansas. He almost won the overall scoring title but was edged by Des Arc's John Cunningham, a Class A back who played one more game than Sbawnee. . Peyton, who has a place on the 1966 East All-Star squad, is hoping to make an impression on the West (Aug. 13) and on any University of Arkansas coaches who might happen to be watching in War Memorial Stadium. * * * . . . The young man says he's going to play Ms college football for the Eazorbacks. He hasn't been offered a UA scholarship and doesn't expect one even if he whizzes in the all-star. Peyton might not be the fastest human in Arkansas but he's not as slow as two five-year-old girls with their legs tied together, either. He does have speed and he if shifty but he apparently isn't the type of powerhouse runner the Hogs can afford to shop around for these days. '"They say you better not go out for football at the university if you don't have a scholarship," Speck said. "They say it's rough." He's not expecting tiddledy winks. That's In his favor. Around the middle of last season half the league tried to douse his fuse. He knows the glory of being a high-scoring football hero but he also knows the fury of it. * * * Carl Robinson wasn't the sortesi mtter to oppose Peyton Speck last year. That hasn't kept the two from talking to each other. Carl, the big, rawboned type and Peyton were working out together one day this week in Wilson, j Carl is an all-star also. A 6'4,' 215-pounder (down from | 225 after a few, full-gear days in the sun), the all-stater from | Wilson has been informed that he will likely serve as a eentsr [ for the East. j He did some centering for Wilson but mostly he was a i tackle on offense and a linebacker. I Carl started this baseball year as a utility outfielder I and catcher for the Blytheville American Legion team. i Dissatisfied as a benchwarmer, he defected to West Memphis where he caught and played first. i * * * ; Ironically, he might have been able to do all the catch; ing he wanted this month in Blytheville because Sam Single- i ton broke his finger. Carl realizes now he just couldn't t bust into the Dud Casons' lineup. "I didn't have the ex[ perience," he said. "This was my first year of Legion ball." j Eager to make good, he just couldn't sit there and see I this guy and that guy always getting the call in front of him. So, he figured it was time to hitch up and head south. ! Another ironical turn. Through a mixup in dates, Carl's name was left off the West Memphis eligibility roster. If West Memphis gets in the state tournament, Carl won't be allowed to take part. * * * Peyton Speck helped Shawnee attain one of its best football seasons in recent years, finishing second in District 3-B. Still, the Indians couldn't lick the Wilson Bulldogs, something they probably wanted to do more than anything else. Speck scored no touchdowns in this game. He couldn't remember the exact score. "I think the score was 20-12," he said. With no smile. Carl Robinson didn't score any touchdowns, either, but he did his part. He sent the Shawnee quarterback to the sidelines with a concussion. Did Carl hit Peyton in the game? "Yes," Peyton said. "He hit me." THAT he remembered. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Charlie Black put a substitution in his Corning lineup at Light Brigade Field yesterday. Name: Alonzo Skaggs. He came over to the officials' table and said: "That's Alonzo Skaggs, not Staggs." .... Gene (Sundial) Hancock, coach of the luckless Kiwanis team in Li'l League, finally has a good chance of beating Ted Wahl tomorrow night. Ted, coach of the all-winning Rotary, has to play for the coaches team Friday, while Gene gets to coach the Rotarians and other senior kids in the annual hot-dog game. Home town Salute for Tony OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - As his home town flew flags at half staff, funeral services were held today for professional golfer Tony Lema and his wife, Betty. They were lulled with two oth- fer persons Sunday in a flaming crash of a private plane on a golf course near Munster, Ind. He was 32, she 30. Among the 12 pallbearers' names were fellow pro Ken Venturi of San Francisco and Tommy Jacobs, chairman of the Professional Golfers' Association Tournament Committee. Eight Roman Catholic priests .were to share in offering the Mass of oonceleoration at St. Elizabeth's Church. Burial was to follow at Holy Sepulchre Mausoleum in nearby Hayward. Among the mourners wai his mother, Mrs. Clotilda Lema, his two brothers and two sisters. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ABSCBAMCE 0». 1430 Colon »w • Riant 874-4400 Kampala 4, Tatinami 0*11 fat Fret ConiuttatMn. Cniuranc* tot SiUU Planntnt Key Man, Mrtnemnlp an Cor- poraMon. Group, Pension. RBtir*. mem nnd ao«plt«ll!»tlon triumph over Jonesboro, a one-sided struggle that lasted more than three hours. * * * Trouble with the Jonesboro pitchers last night was they couldn't get the ball over the plate. When they did, they wished they hadn't because the Blytheville boys belted 14 hits, including mighty home runs by Bruce Bateman and Pat Harper in the fourth inning. The fourth frame just about decided it as far as the fine turnout of spectators was concerned. When Harper hit his grand-slammer, he cleaned the bases and the grandstand. The handful that stayed to see the end, departed about 11:20. The nighty was a little tardy in getting started, since the afternoon game had to be held up an hour because of rain. The men got the field in great shape however, after using 100 gallons of gas to burn off the moisture. * * * Jonesboro gave the hometown Casons something to worry about after taking a 4-0 lead in the second inning, all four unearned, all four coming after two were out when pitcher Eddie Carner failed to find first covering on a tap to first baseman Ron Yarbrough. Carner suffered slight wildness, was not helpeld by the defense, but he finally found himself and so did his mates who made some sparkling stops and catches. Third baseman Bobby George and shortstop Jimmy Wagner were particularly tough with the glove. Carner retired in the sixth. Walt Hampton, who hadn't pitched in a month, had a teeny control problem but his work, a yield of one hit, was encouraging. Walt said he felt all right after the game but admitted he did feel the soreness in his back, aftermath of a basketball injury. * * * In five innings, Carner allowed four hits, two walks and four runs, while strife- ing out five. He was also a handy fella with the bat. He drove in Blytheville's first run with a pop single to left after Frank Henary, Jonesboro starter, threw nine straight balls. Carner went out for a pinch-hitter in the fifth. Searcy Mears subbed for him and pasted a double into the right field corner. Wagner led the Blytheville attack with three hits. * * * Harper, Bateman and Sam Singleton all had two hits. One of Sam's was a triple that ended with him diving into third base just piiiniiiiniiiiiiiiniiniiiinniniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COURIER NEWS THURSDAY. JULY 28, 1568 PAGE E1QH1 2-B OR NOT 2-B? Previous information furnished on the various districts In nearby American Legion baseball areas was erroneous. S. D. Bray, commissioner for District 2, has set the record straight. Blytheville is in District 2-B. Others are Jonesboro, Paragould, Rector and Corning. In 2-A are Walnut Ridge, Mountain Home, Newport, Tuckerman, Pocahontas and Batesville. • In 3-B- West Memphis, Marianna, McCrory and two clubs from Helena. In 3-A: Atkins, Conway, Morrilton, Heber Springs and Russellville. The District 2-A tournament is being played at Newport. Mountain Home defeated Walnut Ridge in the opener yesterday 4-3. mi. •ininnDiiiiiinniiniinniii iiiiii«o«^ Cottonwood Raceway Int. 55 & Hiway 140 OSCEOLA, ARK. Racing this Friday & Each Friday Night Time Trials — 6:30 p.m. Races — 8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers Class "C" Stockers and Clasa «A" Super Modified from a 5-State Area. THt FASTEST QUARTER-MILS GUMBO TRACK INTHi SOUTH ahead of a good relay. Singleton, normally a catcher, started in right field. The three-bagger was a good way to celebrate. He had been out with a broken finger, almost a :nonth. Single hits were added to the husky attack by George, Ronnie Beard, and John Benson in a pinch-hit role. Garner was the winner, Henary the loser. The Jonesboro thrower was just the first of four flingers. Between 'em, they issued MEN IN NAVY BLUE — Freddy Rounsavall (from left), John Essary and Jimmy Gee are the umpires for the District 2-B tournament now underway at Light Brigade Field. Games are at 4:30 and 8 tonight. (Courier News Photo) It walks. Paragould pitcher Gabby Reddick retired 22 men in a row at one stretch white whipping Coming in the twilight. Right fielder Phil Maxwell drove in two runs for Paragould in the first inning. He also ftoto three bases. Charley Baxter contributed two singles. Leon Swindle doubled. * .*• '* Asked early this morning who would pitch for Blytheville tonight, Dwight Williams replied: "To tell the truth, I don't know." The Dud Casons' skipper has to look ahead since this is a double-elimination, five-day event. Blytheville has beaten Rector three times this year but Rector toppled Jonesboro in a doubleheader last week. * * * Jonesboro pitcher Henary walked nine Blytheville batters in two and two-thirds innings. Jonesboro reliever Lonnie Weston didn't get anyone out in the fifth. Jonesboro third baseman Ronnie Owens played a hangup game, broke his glasses in a slide at home, cut his eye and later hurt his shoulder while diving and tagging Yarbrough in a rundown at third. FIRST CAME Corning .. 010 000 001 .. S 3 t Paragould . 210 100 OOx . 481 . Corning — Don Mabry and Stan Rainwater, parag'ld—Gab- by Beddtck and Charles Pillow. Umpires — John Essary, Jimmy Oee «nd Freddy Rounsavall. SECOND GAME JonesBoro . 040 000 000 . 4 55 Blythev'la 018 830 03x . 21 14 » Jonesbore — Prank Henary: Terry Ray (3); Lon Weston (J); and Dave Cook (5); Bay and Harrelson. Blytheville — Eddlo earner and Walt Hampton (e); »nd Pat Harper. Umpires — Gee, Rounsavall and Essary. Official scorekeepers — Jim Jackson and Paul Human. CONGRATS, BUDDY - Pat Harper Bateman hit home runs in the fourth inning last night in the district tournament at Light Brigade Filed. It was the fourth of the year for Harper and Bateman • third. (Courier News Photo) .•"'.: •: Trav Flips Another Shutout AUSTIN, Tex. AP)-Arkansas' Fred Wall pitched his second straight shutout as the Travelers took a 3-0 Texas League baseball victory over Austin here Wednesday night. Wall allowed the Braves only three hits as the Travelers won their sixth straight, game, putting them 4& games in front of Amarillo in the race for the eague leadership. Wall let three men get on base in the second inning, but a double play ended the threat o his scoreless inning string. Bs previous shoutout also came against Austin. Elsewhere in the league, Dallas-Fort Worth beat Amarfl- lo 5-4, and Albuquerque topped El Paso 7-2. Arkansas .002100000 . 310 Austin 000 000 000 . OS1 . 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