Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on April 18, 1973 · Page 26
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blank Morgan, 2-0 ·::'.*« ByJIMKIMMITT it--' ' Tribune Sports Writer .'.-jfRoger Lehrer collected his ·i fourth season victory and led ·J.'tSiitral to a 2-0 shutout victory ·i 'fiver Fort Morgan in Northern f^tffiference baseball action Tuesday afternoon. '·;''Terry Jensen started the ·"Wildcat scoring drive off by walking in Ihe bottom of Ihe -Second inning. He advanced to "· 'S6cbnd on a wild pitch and went *** in for the firsl score on a single hit by Lehrer. Central collected its second run in the fourth inning when Steve Reifschneider led off with a dbuble hit lo left field. On the next play, Jensen hit a ground ball lo third and the play went to first. But the throw to first was wild, and Reifschneider came in for the score from second. The Wildcats threatened Longmont lakes over Northern top spot again in the sixth when Mark Burnham led off with a triple. A walk put runners on first and third for Central with no outs. Three consecutive pop-up's 1 ended the inning with two runners left on base. Defensively the Wildcats turned in a near perfect game as they committed only one error and executed a .double play in the third inning. The double play came when the Mustangs had a runner on first with no outs. The play went from second baseman Zack Smith to short stop Mark Meakins to first baseman Don Tennessen. It was the first double play of the season for (he Wildcats. Lehrer struck out eight and walked two on his way to the victory. Lehrer's only season loss came last Saturday against Northern Conference leader Longmont. Lehrer's ERA so far this season is .183. .In other Northern Conference action Tuesday Fort Collins won a 5-2 decision over Sterling; Poudre belted Loveland 18-2; and league leading Longmont won a 2-0 decision over Greeley West. Fort Morgan 000 000 0--0 4 I Central 010 100 x--2 4 1 Weber, (L) and Price; Lehrer, (W, 4-1) and Coffin. The Longmont Trojans took over undisputed possession of first place in the Northern - Cfihference baseball race with = 2-5 victory over West Tuesday. In other games, Central .blanked Fort Morgan, 2-0, *· Poudre belted winless · Loveland, 18-2, and Fort Collins " stopped Sterling by a 5-0 score. · ' " fort Collins and Poudre are tied for second in the conference standings, both with 4-1 i marks. West is in fourth place · with a 3-2 mark, and Central ; follows with a 2-2 record. : Poudre 18, I Loveland 2 ; Poudre 532 26--18 13 1 : Loveland 000 20-- 2 4 6 '· Muniz ( W ) , O'Leary (4) and Opsal, Peterson (4); Schrader (L), Lorman (1), Weatherall (2), Bernhardt (5), McDade (6) and Wilson. Fort Collins 5, Sterling 0 Sterling 000 000 0--0 2 0 Ft. Collins 030 020 X--5 8 0 Hargus (L), Bellinger (2) and Young; Dietz (W) and Avelos. NORTHERN BASEBALL STANDINGS Longmont, Thoren down West, 2-0 Team Longmont Poudre Ft. Collins West Central Sterling Loveland Ft. Morgan W 5 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 jEstes Park wins LWelco track meet ; -Eaton -- Estes Park out- ·'depthed Highland and Eaton in ",Welco Assn. track competition · here Tuesday, picking up 'enough scattered points to win .(he triangular meet. '. r 'iThe Bobcats won seven first 'places compared to five for [Highland. Depth was indeed the ·key', as Estes Park fielded a ,squad of about 30 men compared to 18 for Highland. ; Final team standings were: ;JEstes Park 76, Highland 55, 'fiaton 39. ^-j.- 1 * ^Highland tops ·V S Ft. Lupton, 2-0 ;·' FORT LUPTON - After * Highland and Fort Lupton J finally got down to playing j baseball here Tuesday, it » turned out to be a pretty good »,game, with the Huskies winning i the Welco Assn. contest, 4-2. '. The game was delayed 45 ^minutes, apparently due to a ;; mixup with Ihe officials who r failed lo show up. Fort Lupton ? coach Dick Figuerelli finally ;· recruited a pair of officials '; from the audience. J Highland coach Lee Tackett : . gave full agreement because he ? wanted to get the game played. * Hjghland is already behind two ·; games. £ ^Highland is now 5-3 in the '_ Welco Assn. and overall with T five games left to play. The '. Huskies have make-up games r wilh Platte Valley now sched- ' ufcd for 4 p.m. Wednesday at ', Pierce and 4 p.m. Friday at ;. Kfcrsey. ; ;Fort Lupton is now 3-7 in ' Wjelco play and 3-9 overall. The ; Bluedevils host Roosevelt ; Saturday. ; Highland came up with two · unearned runs in the top of the · sixth inning to pull away from a ' T!-2 tie to go ahead for the win. ',· After a walk and a single by I Tim Sinner, Husky pitcher Alan I Kinoshita poked a single down ', the left field line. The runners r held with (he bases loaded, then ra throwing error sent the ball | sailing into center field and ' r Highland scored two runs. ; The Huskies were trailing, 2' 1, going into the fifth innning. ' Loyal Gallatin walked, stole ' second and scored on an error rjo tie the game in the fifth. ' .Gallatin also scored on an error - .for the first Highland run in the rHh,ird. P?Fort Luplon took a 2-1 lead in .'tlje v botlom of the fourth with !' three big hits. Duanc Kirk- ^meycr started it off with a '.'single. Mark Cummins doubled, };theto Greg Kirkmcyer got a two^run! single. ;· 'Kinoshita only gave up one r.otjjer hit in the game. The High- ^la'nd ace got 14 strikeouts and 't!*ve up only one walk. ^Highland 001 012 0--» « I '·\Vl. I.uptnn 000 200 0--2 4 4 ·i/ftlnn Kinoshltn, (W) and ^alGnllalln; Bill Hcndrlcks, ?{(»)., Dunne Kirkmcyer (7) and IjGreg Kirkmcyer, | · Rick White was a double winner for Highland, taking first in both hurdles races. Highland swept the 180-yard low hurdles event with White winning, Bill Lookhart taking second and Steve Garcia finishing third. There was a mixup in the 100- yard dash event, with the race actually run for 120 yards. The results: 120-- yard dash -- Steffens, EP, :13.3; Severin, E; Marlin, H. 220-yard dash -- Montouri, EP, :24.5; Green, EP; Martin, H. 440-Yard dash -- Green, EP, :55.4; Klor, H; Bell, EP. 880-yard run -- Engle, H, 2:06.1; Kaiser, EP; Duell, EP. Mile run -- Buxman, E, 4:55.3; Goracke, EP; Steele, Two-mile run -- Mattoon, EP, 11:18.4; Smallwood.E; Sweazy, H. High hurdles -- White, H, :16.9; Netschke, EP; Garcia, H. Highland, LONGMONT - Rick Thoren and the Longmont Trojans did again what they have been doing all season -- winning. Longmont beat Greeley West here Tuesday in Northern Conference play, 2-0, as Thoren pitched a two-hitter. A look at Longmont's record is revealing. Most importantly, 2 of course, it is unbeaten in 4 Northern play with a 5-0 mark. 5 Overall, the Trojans are 7-1'. 5 And not coincidentally, Thoren is also 7-1. Longmond has not demonstrated any awesome hitting abilities thus far, but Thoren has been overpowering. The lefthander struck out 14 West batters Tuesday. Tom Runnells led off the game with a single for West in the first inning, died on second base. West had a serious scoring threat in the top of the sixth that could have tied the game. Trailing, 2-0, with one out, Terry Blehm singled, then went to second on a fielder's choice and an infield throwing error as Jeff Fanning was safe at first. Larry Roth smacked a line shot and Longmont second baseman Tim Green made a spectacular stabbing catch that prevent two runs from scoring. Roth probably would have been to second base if Green had missed it. The runners had time to get back to base on the play because Green was knocked over making the catch. Thoren then got another strikeout to end the inning. Longmont's first run came in the second inning as Duane Bennett doubled, advanced to third on a bunt sacrifice and scored on a sacrifice fly by Green. The other Trojan run was unearned. Longmont scored in the third on a walk, a sacrifice, a stolen base and a throwing error. West pitchers gave up only four hits. Mike Van Beber started and took the loss. Van Beber had to leave the game in the fourth after he pulled a muscle in his shoulder. Scott Wheeler came in cold to relieve Van Beber and Pitched three innings. He gave up no runs and only one hit. Wheeler has now pitched 10 innings with no runs allowed. West ooo 000 0--0 2 3 Longmont Oil 000 x-2 4 1 Mike Van Beber (L), Scott Wheeler (4) and Jeff Fanning; Rick Thoren and Kirk Harris. CENTRAL SCORES - Greeley Central's Steve Reifschneider slides in safely to score as the Fort Morgan catcher has trouble getting Wed., April 18.1173 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 27 Herrera sets strikeout mark in Rider win WINDSOR -, Raul Herrera set a new Roosevelt pitching record for strikeouts Tuesday afternoon by retiring 18 Windsor batters swinging, as the Rough Riders defeated the Wizards 9-2 in Welco Assn. action. Herrera gave up only one hit and walked just two in his finest performance of the season. Roosevelt got its scoring attack going early against winless Windsor as it scored two runs in the first, three in the second and four in the fourth. In Roosevelt's big fourth inning, the Rough Riders scored their four runs on three hits and three Windsor errors. Roosevelt is now 5-4 in conference action for the season and Windsor is 0-7 in Welco Assn. play. The Wizards will travel to Pierce Saturday for a doubleheader against Highland. The Rough Riders will travel to Fort Lupton for another Saturday doubleheader contest this weekend. Roosevelt 234 000 0--9 9 5 Windsor 010 000 0--1 1 5 R. Herrera, (W) and Kroh; Ihfe, B. Brunner and Vetter, Meis. the ball on an error in Tuesday Northern Conference baseball action. Central won, 2-0. (Tribune photo by Jim Kimmitt) Bulldogs eye division title University High beats Erie, 7-2 Division-leading .University High took a big step in securing their hold on the Welco Assn. North with an important 7-2 inter-division win over Mark Saylor and the Erie Tigers at Doubenmeier Field Tuesday. But the relief was short-lived for Bulldog coach Jim Sullivan, who was to face another South Division foe Wednesday as University High travels to play Roosevelt at Milliken in a make-up game. "That'll be a big one," Sullivan said. The Bulldogs are now 8-2 in Welco Assn. play, 8-4 overall. University High has only three games left in the regular season, including the Roosevelt game. The other two games are an April 23 game against Windsor and a season finale April 24 against Fort Lupton. Highland is the only team in the North that can catch University now. The Huskies stayed alive by splitting with the Bulldogs Saturday and beating Fort Lupton Tuesday. Highland is. now 5-3 with five games left on the schedule. Rebels beat Platte Valley for third straight KEENSBUKG -- Weld Central took advantage of Platte Valley's long layoff in it's baseball season and defeated the Broncos Tuesday afternoon by a 5-2 margin. Ed Jordan collected his fourth mound victory of the season by giving up only one hit Randy Yeager was the leading hitter for Weld Central with two hits in three times at bat. The win was the third straight Viks clinch Welco South EATON - The Valley base- represent the Southern Division in the Welco Assn. playoffs on 880-yard relay 1:38.2; Estes Park. Mile relay -- Eaton (Bob selves of a Welco playoff spot Nusbaum, Bill Nusbaum, Ron and a chance to represent the Buxman, Carl Severin), 3:47.9; Welco Assn. in the state tourna- Estes Park. ment for the third consecutive Long jump -- Rice, E, :19- year with the win over Eaton, t'/i; Steffens, EP; White, H. Triple jump -- Montouri, EP, 39-2'/2; Rice, E; Predmore, EP. Pole vault -- Needles, EP, 106; (tie) Finch, E, and Ramirez, H. High jump -- Van Home, EP, 5-10; Fay, EP; Chrastil, EP. Kern let lose for his first Shot pul -- Pfenning, E, 40-8; homer in (he first inning with Achziger, II; Smith, H. Lupe Chacon and Vince Discus -- Smith, H, 97-2; Barrera on base to give the Gieck, H; Pfenning, E. Vikings an early 3-0 lead. Weld Central trackmen win quadrangular meet Eaton came back in its side of the first inning as Rick McClure and Doug Stroberg both singled, followed by a ground April 28 by defeating Eaton 8-5 ball hit by Mike Eldridge scor- Tuesday afternoon. ing both runners. Eaton scored a single run in The Vikings assured them- second to tie tne game at 3^ and Valley took the lead back on a single run in thie third. Kern's second three-run homer came in the fifth when Valley was leading by a 4-3 margin. Eaton had a big scoring opportunity in bottom of the fifth when Kern began to tire. The Reds scored one run and had the bases loaded before Rob Kern led the Vikings both from the pitching mound and the batters box. Kern slammed two three-run homers and pitched five innings before being relieved by Stan Bruntz. Bruntz came in and retired the next two batters. Leading hitter for Eaton was Pat Wright who collected a double, a triple and one RBI. Rich Craven shared the top hitting honors with Kern for Valley. Craven was three for three, including two · doubles. The loss drops Eaton to 6-4 in Welco Assn. play and an 8-6 overall. Valley is now 10-2 in league and 12-2 overall for the season. Valley 301 030 1 -- 8 9 2 Eaton 210 010 1--5 7 0 Kern, (W, 6-0), Bruntz, 5, and Bollig; Cazer (L) and Eldridge. for Weld Central and makes its season record now stand at 3-4 in conference play. Next action for Weld Central will be Saturday against Erie for two games. Platte Valley 000 200 0--2 1 4 Weld Central 002 021 x--5 7 3 Peterson and Mascarenas; Jordan, (W, 4-3) and Reckard. Thursday's results First game Fort LuptO 004 410 0 -- 5 6 5 Central 502 061 x-i4 13 5 Second game Fort Lupton 200 030 1--7 5 6 Weld Central 130 100 3--8 8 5 The winner of Ihe North Division will face defending league-champion Valley in a Welco c h a m p i o n s h i p game April 28. The Vikings clinched the South Division crown with an 8-5 win over Eaton Tuesday. Paul Hungenberg picked up his third win of the season against no losses Tuesday. Saylor took the loss, as the Bulldogs had one of their best days of the season at the plate, getting 10 hits. Saylor got nine strikeouts and had three walks. Hungenberg gave up six hits and five walks while striking out four. University High was trailing, 2-1, in the bottom of the fifth inning when Ken Sudduth smashed a home run to right field with one on base. Then the Bulldogs chalked up four big runs in the bottom of the sixth to assure the win. Gary Rusch started things with a single, followed by Gary Bohman's bunt single. Tom Kramer singled to right for one run. Dale Hughes singled in both base runners. Sudduth singled to advance Hughes, then Hungenberg grounded to second to score the final run. Coach Sullivan said the Bulldogs also "played the best defensive game of the year so far." Sudduth highlighted the defense with a diving catch on the first base line in the initial inning that prevented a run. Erie took the lead Iwice in the game, starting wilh Gary Hell's bases empty homer in the lop of the third that was Ihe first run of the game. University High lied il in the third as Doug Hause singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Kramer and scored on a single by Hughes. The Tigers went out in front again in the fourth as Rich Brizal doubled and Mike Lujan singled to right. Brizal scored on an error. Bui following a double by Dale Hughes, Suddulh got his homer to put Ihe Bulldogs ahead for good. Eric is now 4-5 in Ihe Welco s t a n d i n g s . The Tigers face Weld Central in a doubleheader Saturday. Erie 001 100 0--2 6 2 UII 001 024 x--7 10 2 M a r k Saylor (L) Roger Hubert: Paul Hungenberg (W, 3-0) and Dave Sjoberg. HR- Heil, Erie, 3rd with none on base; Suddulh, UII, 5th wilh one on base. KEENESBURG - Weld Central's traditionally strong depth was again evident this year as the Rebels beat Peels, Platte Valley and Fort Lupton in a quadrangular meet here Tuesday. Peetz of Ihe Lower Plalle League joined the Welco Assn. teams and finished second. Final team standings were: Weld Cenlral 96'4, Peetz 63%, Platte Valley 41 and Fort Lupton 40. Weld Central had five first place finishes. Peetz had six, including a first place tie with Fort Lupton in the 880-yard relay. Bui Weld Central had a lot of third, fourth and fifth place points. The Rebels have 50 out for track this spring. The results: High hurdles -- French, p, :16.0; Hayes, PV; King, FL. 100-yard dash -- French, P, :10.8; King, FL; (tic) Masdcn, WC, and Hayes, PV. Shot put -- Sears, FL, 48-414; Vrooman, PV; Miller, WC. Mile run - Nccklcn, WC, 5:07.3; Stulack, WC; Shumaker, P. 880-yard relay -- (tie) Fort Luplon and Peetz, 1:43.0; Platte Valley. 440-yard dash -- Bennett, PV, :56.4; McGuire, WC; Benedict, WC. Low hurdles -- (tie) Sauter, WC, and Hayes, PV, :22.5; King, FL. 880-yard run -- McWilliams, FL, 2:18.6; Nicnhuser, P; Root, P. High jump -- Hayes, PV, 511; Segelke, P; Bolock, P. 220-yard dash -- (tie) King, FL, and Sauter, WC, :25.5; Masden, WC. Discus -- Miller, WC, 113-2',*.; Vrooman, PV; Fehrenger, P. Long jump -- Segelke, P, 189%; Goble, WC; McRae, P. Triple jump -- Segelke, P, 39- 6V4; Goblc, WC; McRca, P. Pole vault - Kobza, WC, 122; Stanley, WC; Cook, WC. Two-mile run -- Ball, WC, 11:44.5; McGuire, WC; Fcnske, WC. Mile relay - Pccti, 3:4J.9; Platte Valley; Wold Central. Gqrnsey Wheeler Rents Cars? Yes We Sure Do! · The fact is that we are very much in the Auto Rental Business. · Remember we are never very far away and can give you that personal service. RENT-A-CAR GREELEY LEASING CO. 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