The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 19, 1968 · Page 10
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 19, 1968
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1 By HAL BOCK I Bob Lee has found a chink in I the St. Louis Cardinal armor. The world champions show a definite weakness around the 12th inning. Lee, Cincinnati's veteran reliever, picked up his second straight 12th inning victory over the^Cards Thursday night and the score both times was 4-3., In the only other National -'-League games scheduled, Atlanta rode Felipe AJOU'S second home run o£ the game to a 5-3 ninth inning victory'over Chicago, and Willie Mays' bases-loaded double drove in three runs as San Francisco.rallied for .a 5-3 victory over the New York Mets. Lee worked out of a 12th inning jam and picked up Wednesday's victory when Pete Rose doubled and came in on Lee May's single. On Thursday, the big left-hander had to work a bil harder for the victory, going three bmlngs before another Rose double broke it up. Rose, who homered tying the pame in the eighth, doubled Leo Cardenas across with the winning rim in the, 12th, Cardenas, who opened with a single, moved to second on Chico Ruiz' hit before Rose delivered. John Edwards, traded to St. Louis by Cincinnati during the winter, drove in two runs with a double giving the Cards the lead they held until Rose's home run tied the game. Atlanta was down to its last out, trailing Chicago 3-2 in the ninth. But Sandy Valdespino singled and pinch hitter Mike Lum tripled him home. Pete Mikkelsen relieved for the Cubs and Alou lined his second homer of the game to win it for the Braves. "It wasn't a bad pitch," said Mikkelsen. "He just hit the heck out of it," Alou and Clete Boyer had ao counted for Atlanta's first twti runs with solo homers—Boyer's run batted in was the 500th'of liis major league career. A'dolfo Phillips had a two-run shot for the Cubs. It may have been a costly victory for the Braves. Slugger Joe Torre was struck in • the side «l the head by a pitch in the eighth inning and left the field bleeding from the nose. He was taken to a hospital for X rays. "The preliminary Examination on Torre looks good," said Atlanta Manager Luman Harris. Mays stroked two doubles against the Mets—the second one clearing the'bases in the seventh inning. That wiped out a 3-2 New York lead built mostly on pitcher Don Cardwell's two-run homer. The Giants had loaded the bases with two out against Cardwell on tw» singles and a walk. Danny Frisella relieved Those Late Innings Really Hurt Cards and Mays sliced a two-strike pitch to right field tor the winning hit. The two doubles gave Mays 1,116' extra base hits in his career, tying him with Ted Williams for seventh place on the alltime list. By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer ; Ted Williams is looming right up ahead, but Mickey Mantle ,has his sights set on Jimmy Foxx. - : , The home-run countdown sea r son began in earnest Thursday night when the Yankee slugger hit his first one of the season in New York's 6-1 victory'over California. It was Mantle's 519th career home run, just two short of Williams' total, which is now'the fourth best ever compiled. Foxx' total is 534 and Mantle is trying -tor » crack at it this year. "I don't set goals," Mantle said after the game,, "but it would-be nice to pass Foxx this year." , ;' '. Ahead of Foxx are Babe Ruth with 714 and Willie .Mays, who has 565 and is probably good.for a few more yet.. "What I want to do is finish third," said Mantle, not wanting to,appear greedy. „ In other American League games Oakland beat Baltimore .43 in; 13 innings, Boston beat Chicago '3:0, Detroit, topped Cleveland 5-0 and Washington edged Minnesota 7-6. -. Mantle's homer came in. the fourth inning, with Bill Mc-nbou- quette.'b'n : base and Roy White hit another. two-run homer in the same 'inning. •Monbouquette turned in ; a sparkling performance on, the; mound, allowing just five Angel hits, one a homer by Roger Repoz; .John Donaldson drove In th» winning run for the Athletics with a sacrifice fly in the 13tb for Oakland's first victory in itf n?w.stadium. The.key play in the'inning came when Brpoki Robinson force a runner at second on a bunt and failed. Had he gone to first. Donaldson's fly would hava been : the third out of the inning. Jose Santiago pitched a two- hitter against the White Sox who are still looking for their first victory of the season. Santiago held the White Sox hitless for five innings. Al Kaline, playing his 2,000th major-league game, hit a home run for the Tigers and so did Dick McAuliffe and Willie Horton, Joe Sparma held-the Indians to seven hits. Kaline's homer was his 305th, putting him one behind Hank Greenberg, who holds, the alltime Detroit record. EXTRA EFFORT—Every high school track coach likes to see his men give each event that extra bit of effort and this prep pole vaulter did just that as he attempted to clear the bar during Wednesday's Mississippi County Invitational Track Meet at Wilson. The host school ran away with the Overall title as it registered 102 points, 60 more than its nearest competitor. (Courier News Photo by King) Wilson Bull Easy Victors By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor. . WILSON HIGH SCHOOL play: ed host to seven other schools •on Wednesday as it sponsored ','the Mississippi County Invitational Track Meet and the Bulldogs and Bullpup tracksters lit• erally ran away with the meet titles in both senior and junior ..high action. ' The Bullpups edged SHAW- 'NEE'S junior Indians, 57V4 to y-56% in total points to claim the :junior title. OSCEOLA followed closely at .52%, followed by REISER, 34%, GOSNELL, 29, ARMOREL, 22, DELL, 16 and MANILA'S Lion Cubs, four. - Osceola captured the 440 re- May with Armorel taking the 880. . • Shawnee claimed the mile run while the Indians' Higginboth- 'am emerged as junior high.-point man. ; Wilson took the overall Sweepstakes Trophy as it rolled up an impressive 102 points, 60 •jinore than the nearest competi- r.tor, Luxora. .; Osceola and Manila trailed in i,third position with 3S markers while Shawnee earned 27, Gos: nell, 19, Dell, 16, and Reiser, •six. •« Sonny Robertson and Eddie ^Bridges, both Wilson, shared in- ••cividual high-point honors, both Teaming 18. r PARIS (AP) - KwRoeewall :yof Australia and Andres Gimeao i-of Spain meet tonight In the fi- £:Bsl of the pro tennis tourney at | the Pierr* de Coubertin Sta- gdium. s Rosewall beat Pancno Gon- s'salei of'Lot Angeles 64, 8-6 and -"Gimeno defeated Rod Laver of .Australia M, M in Thursday's COURIER NEWS | I POM I \ PAGE TEN 1 Friday, April IB, 1968 g Fifteen events were on the agenda and Wilson captured eight of them. Paul Hunt finished first in both' the shot put and discus, taking the former with a 44-3% and the latter with 121-7. Chappelle of Luxora broad- jumped 21-4% in his specialty while Walker of Dell high- jumped 5-8 to take his event. Joe Robertson of Wilson pole vaulted 10-9 for one of the Bulldog victories as Beard of Osceola took the 120-low hurdles in 15:5. * * * Otfier winners were: 440 relay: Wilson, 46:9; 100-yard dash: White, Manila, 10:5; mile run: Welch, Shawnee, 5:09; 880 relay: Wilson, 1:37.8; 440 dash: Sonny Robertson, Wilson, 55:4; 180 low hurdles: Eddie Bridges, Wilson, 20:4; 880 run: David Prince, Gosnell, 2:14.7; 220 dash: White, Manila, 24:8; mile relay: Wilson, 3:43.7. Blues, Canadians Ice' Wins By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | fore^the weary Hawks score'd n | the Rangers.- A single skate beat the Phiia- pair jn the final period. Chicago j The next g^me Is in 'Montreal delphia Flyers, while several pairs of.flashing blades did in the Chicago .Black Hawks. A puck bounced off a skate- there is a question of whose skate—and into the net for what proved to be the whining goal in St. Louis 1 '3-1 victory over the Flyers Thursday night in the final game of the best-of-7 National. Hockey League 'playoff series. The swift Canadiens simply skated off and left Chicago, trouncing the Black Hawks 9-2 as the best-of-7 East Division final series opened in Montreal. In the other game, the visiting Minnesota North Stars gained the right to meet St. Louis in the West Division final series by beating Los Angeles 9-4 and taking the semifinal set four games to three. The game at Philadelphia was tied 1-1, when Larry Keenan scored for St. Louis at 10:45 of the second period. Keenan said his shot hit the goal post, then hit Philadelphia defenseman Larry Zeidel's stick and bounced off goalie Bernie Parent's skate into the net. But Parent said the puck hit the post and then caromed off Zeidel's skate and into the net. 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