The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas on August 18, 1971 · Page 74
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Bench, Hunt Swinging--Bat and Fists CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed., Aug. 18, 1971 By Tin Associated Press Ron Hunt was t i r e d of being hit--and. he started swinging back. Johnny Bench was tired of being booed--and he" also started swinging back. Hunt, the pugnacious Montreal second baseman, was hit twice by pitches--the second triggering a free-for-all--as the Expos pounded out an 11-0 decision over the San Diego Padres Tuesday night. -Bench, the N a t i o n a l League's most valuable player, home run leader and runs batted in champion in 1970, quieted the boo-birds at Cincinnati's Riverfront Stadium, slugging a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Reds a 5-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Elsewhere in the National League Tuesday, Houston defeated Pittsburgh 6-5; Atlanta edged Chicago 5-4; San Francisco downed Philadelphia 5-1, and Los Angeles Wanked New York 4-0. Hunt recently broke the modem major .league record for getting hit by the pitch the most times in one season, eclipsing the mark of 31 set by Louis Evans of St. Louis in 1910. , : Against the Padres, he' was M for the 33rd time this 'season by a pitch from loser Steve Arlin in the third inning. Hunt was nicked by another Arlin delivery in the fifth inning--and that's when he began retaliating. He ripped off the mask of San Diego catcher Bob Barton and landed a hard blow to the face. Then he tok a smash to the head before bashing Barton again as players from both benches poured onto the field. . In a separate melee, Arlin was dragged to the ground by Montreal pitcher Carl Morton, who is scheduled to work tonight. There also was a lot of pushing and shoving before order was restored. When matters seemingly quieted down, Hunt was ejected by plate umpire Mel Steiner. Tliat set' off Montreal Manager Gene Mauch, who argued vehemently with Steiner. It was to no avail. Barton and Arlin, apparently none the worse for the fight, remained in the game. Arlin, however, wished he hadn't. He was tagged for a run-scoring single by Rusty Staub and a bases-loaded triple by Bob Bailey. Bench, known more for his slugging exploits with a bat than with his fists, has been mired in a slump for most of the season--and the Cincinnati fans have been showering him with boos. He turned the boos to cheers .with his game-winning shot against the Cards. It was the 23rd homer of the season and gave him 51 runs batted in. "You can't blame the fans," Bench said. "They like to win as much as a n y o n e else. After a while, you don't care. You build an outer shell around yourself and the boos kind of bounce off you." Asked if he liked to show up the fans, Bench replied, "If I do, I'm behind in showing them this season." Cesar Cedeno's two-run single highlighted a five-run seventh inning rally that enabled Houston to overcome Pittsburgh. Denis Menke and Jesus Alou also singled in runs during the uprising and Doug Racier knocked in the other nin with a sacrifice fly. Despite the loss, the Pirates' 15th in their last 19 games, Pittsburgh r e ,m a i n e d five gamt% ahead of St. Louis and 5^ in front of Chicago in. the NL East. Chicago missed an opportunity to take over second place and gain ground on Pittsburgh by losing to Atlanta, pinch hitter Zoilo Versalles greeted reliever Ray Newman'with a homer, his fifth of the season, leading off the ninth inning, breaking a 4-4 tie. Gaylord Perry became the top winner on the San Francisco staff, gaining his 13th victory with a seven-hitter as the Giants maintained their 6%-game advantage over Los Angeles in the N a t i o n a l League West. Los Angeles' Claude Osteen earned his 12th victory of the season--but his first since July 19--with a sparkling three-hitter against the-faltering Mets, who suffered their sixth loss in seven games. RON HUNT JOHNNY BENCH CHUCK VQLK Local Boy Quits Rice Football HOUSTON UP) ~ Rice Uni- , versify welcomed its 1971 football squad Tuesday but found four players were missing from the ranks of the Southwest Conference team. The University of Houston, the new boys in the SWC, also saw their squad report. Both learns start workouts Thursday. New Rice head coach Bill Peterson said three players dropped from his already depth-scarce team and one was eliminated by the'physi- cals. Sophomores Chuck Orwin, an offensive tackle from Houston, and Chuck Volk, a defensive end from Coipus Christi, were two who informed the coaching staff they were quilting. Bill Mahoney, a sophomore defensive tackle from Dallas, failed to report on campus. Running back John Cardwell of Piano will be lost for the year. Cardwell, who holds the Rice one-game rushing record with 215-yards, limped into Peterson's office with a badly · swollen knee. 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