The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 20, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 20, 1968
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Carc/s Crash Cubs Homers, Triple Do It By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Jim Britton, warming up for his first major league start, hurt his arm. And then things got worse. The young Atlanta right-hand- er surrendered hits to Cincinnati's first two hitters Friday night and seemed ripe for an early shower. But the first of four Atlanta double'plays rescued him and he came on to pitch a seven-hitter and shut out the Reds 3-0. Britton rode consecutive third inning homers by Hank Aaron and Sandy Valdespino and three more Atlanta DPs to the victory-the the Braves. third straight for Orville Henry Sports Dinner * -VM* ' .. > * - - • Near At Hand iTuesday night is the night that!* large number of Blytheville : High School students have been working and waiting for all school-year long. : •r.The junior high school cafe- terta>-will be the scene of the anftual banquet for BBS ath- letes.-ot all sports. A large number -of parents, friends and boosters of Blytheville athletics is. expected to be on hand. ' "Opening fesitvities are set to get'tinderway at 7:30, the high! bf the evening, besides the awards to athlete, will be a talk 1$ Orville Henry, sports editor of'the Arkanas Gazette. Tickets for the event are priced at $2 and can be purchased at First National Bank, farmers Bank, Stewart's Dru? Store or from any member of the Chickasaw Athletic Club ijoard of directors. • The evening' speaker comes Vith impressive credentials. • Henry became sports editor of the Gazette at the age of 18 moonlighting from his studies af Little Rock University. '' He had one part-time assist ant. j Today he supervises a staff o over 10 writers, editors, am contributors, writing a daily col umn and covering major events. He's never had any other em- jloyer than the Gazette, which IB joined as a copy boy a week iefore his graduation from Little Rock Central in 1942. He frequently participates, lowever, in other media activi- ies. He writes for national and regional publications, appears each Sunday night on his own television show, which follows he informal question-and-answer format that he favors for public appearances, he conducts i prergame .radio show with Frank Broyles in the fall, and lie is asked frequently to speak to a variety of organizations. Henry covers many sports, and is especially fond of baseball and golf, but he is known In other National League action Friday, Chris Short hurled a three-hitter as Philadelphia nipped Houston, 2-1, Jim Hart and Willie Mays led San Francisco to a 5-2 victory over Pittsburgh, Orlando Cepeda and Dick Simpson smashed two-run homers as St. Louis crushed Chicago 9-2 and Los Angeles squeezed past New York 3-2. "My arm was dead," confessed Britton after beating the Reds. "That's the first'time I haven't struck out anybody in a game. I guess you have to finesse them a little bit." Britton finessed the Reds plenty in the opening inninj when singles by Pete Rose anc Alex Johnson put men on first and second. The youngster go dangerous Vada Pinson on a pop foul and then fed Tony Perez the double play pitch. In the third, he ran into trouble again with two on and two out. But again he got Pinson, ending the threat. After that, it was all downhill. Aaron's shot followed Sonny Jackson's two-out walk in the third and then Valdespino con- nected for his first National League home run. "It feels good to win," said Britton. It felt good, too, for Rich Al. len, who tagged his first home run of the year and helped Short beat the Astros. Allen, who missed the final two months last season after cutting his hand in an accident, had managed just one extra base hit in the first eight games this year. "I'm just glad to hit one hard,", he said. Bobby Wine also homered for the Phillies and John Batematt spoiled Short's bid for the shutout with an eighth inning shot for the Astros. Short struck out nine. Mays drilled a run-scoring single and Hart followed with a two-run homer that broke an eighth inning tie and beat Pittsburgh's Jim Bunning for the Giants. Willie McCovey also homered for the Giants as Juan Murichal won his second game. Simpson's two-run homer and Lou Brock's two-run triple got the Cardinals started against Chicago. Later, Cepeda hit his second homer of the year after Curt Flood had-extended his hitting streak to nine games. Rookies Mike Torrez and Hal Gilson combined for the eight- hitter- Torrez', first major league victory. Claude Osteen pitched a six- hitter and beat the Mets when Jini Lefebvre's eighth-inning double snapped a 1-1 tie and Hockey Colavito's single drove in an insurance run. The Dodgers needed the extra run when Ron Swoboda opened the ninth with a home run but Osteen got the next three hitters to end it. problems with the A's as he won his first game of 1968 without a loss. Another second-year man, Gary Walewski, also hurled a six-hitter and Boston clobbered Cleveland 9-2 in a game of hit batsmen in which the .pitchers did almost as much hitting as the batters. The California Angels edged Baltimore 2-1 in 10 innings on Bobby Knoop's hit in the only other game. Detroit's game at Chicago was postponed because of cold weather. and Minnesotai and New York were not scheduled. Coleman, who probably will be looking forward to another visit to Oakland, outdueled Jim Nash with the help "of Frank Howard's third home run and the hitting and fielding of second baseman Frank Coggins. Coggins, who had three hits, tripled in the fifth inning and scored on an infield out. After Howard made it 2-0 in the sixth, Coggins snared a line drive with two on and none out in the bottom of the inning and turned it into a double play. Then he made a diving stop for the third out. Mike Epstein closed the scoring in the ninth with his first ho- mei. "I felt a little keyed up in the first inning," said Coleman. who gave up three unearned runs in 2 2-3 innings in his only other start, "but that was good, made me pitch better." It iBOWUNG mostly for his attachment to college football. He has covered the Arkansas Razorbacks since 1945 and is regarded as one of the nation's most respected observers of college football; A lifelong resident of Little Rock, Henry was married in 1947 to the former Carolyn Potter, then state women's diving champion. They have four sons. iiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiwniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiniiiuiiilini Hocfcey MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS I National League i W. L. Pet. GB St. Louis 6 3 .667 Houston 5 3 .625 % San Francisco 5 3 .625 % Pittsburgh ... 4 ,3 .751 1 juian,ta 5 4 .556 1 Cincinnati .... 4 4 .500 Itt Los Angeles ..4 4 .500 IVt New York .... 3 5 .375 2% Philadelphia . 3 6 .333 3 Chicago 2 6 .250 314 i : Friday's Results I Los Angeles 3, New York 2 • Atlanta 3, Cincinnati 0 i San Francisco 5, Pittsburgh 2 i Philadelphia 2, Houston 1 ; St. Louis 9, Chicago 2 j Today's Games I Los Angeles at New York • Chicago at St. Louis, night i San Francisco at Pittsburgh i Atlanta at Cincinnati, night I Houston at Philadelphia I Sunday's Games I Los Angeles at New York, 2 i Houston at Philadelphia } Atlanta at Cincinnati | San Francisco at Pittsburgh i Chicago at St. Louis I Monday's Gamei I San Francisco at Philadelphia, night i Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, j Only games scheduled i ! ATLANTA (AP)-CaroI Mann crabbed a one-stroke lead In the first round of the Lady Carting Golf Tournament with a tix-un- American League Minnesota .. Detroit Boston ..... Oakland ... Washington Baltimore .. W. Pet. GB .857 .857 .625 1% .500 .500 .429 .429 Vk Vk New York California .... 3 5 .375 3'A Cleveland .... 3 5 .375 3V4 Chicago 0 6 .000 Friday's Results Boston 9, Cleveland 2 Washington 2, Oakland 0 California 2, Baltimore 1, 10 innings Detroit at Chicago, postponed, cold Only games scheduled Today's Games Cleveland at Boston Baltimore at California, night Detroit at Chicago New York at Minnesota Washington at Oakland Sunday's Games Detroit at Chicago, 2 Washington at Oakland Baltimore at California New York at Minnesota Cleveland at Boston Monday'i Games Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Oakland, night Washington at California, night Duly IUDM scheduled SHAMROCK LANES Tuesday Twilight STANDINGS Jack's Shoes 77 -51 Dreifus 77 -51 George Mtr. Co. • 71%-S8Vi Decker Ins. 69&-60& Plaza Drugs 63 -64 Randall 57%-70% Hays Supmkt 57 -61 First Natl. Bank 40&-87& HIGH GAMES Modean Russell 225 Joan Hudson 215 Hays Sugmkt 933 HIGH SERIES Modean. Russell 554 Joyce Stovall 550 George Mtr. Co. 2,680 SPLITS Alyce Hickerson 3-10 * * * Wednesday Nlte Ladies STANDINGS Seven-Up 84 -40 Coca-Cola 73 -51 Razorback 69 -55 Hood's Service 68>/4-55( Phillips Ford 66. -58 Pepsi-Cola 59tt-64> Meador's 36 -88 Farmers Bank 35 -89 HIGH GAMES Janet Byrum 20! Ruth Gregg 207 Seven-Up 1,049 Hood's 1,018 HIGH SERIES Ann Webb 553 Norma Veach 551 Seven-Up 3,029 Hood's 2,962 * * * SHAMROCK LANES Industrial League STANDINGS POINTS Randall Co.* 555V4 Johnson's Esso 511% Coca-Cola 494V4 Art Hobby Shop 462 Hunt's TV 453 Pepsi-Cola 402 Dr. Pepper/7-Up 341% HIGH GAMES Bert Williams 227 Oliver West 214 Johnson's Esso 1,060 Coca-Cola 1,034 HIGH SERIES Bert Williams 811 Bob Littrell S98 Coca-Cola 3,066 Randall Co 2,91> SPECIAL NOTES: "Clinched Championship Norm Mazourski to be awarded Sportsmanship Trophy by ma- Joritjr voU of lM|tW Tfr By MIKE RECHT Oakland isn't much of a city o visit, says Joe Coleman of the Washington Senators, but it's a better place to pitch. "I don't mean to say anything bad about Oakland," Coleman said, "but there's nothing to do here. We woke up at 7 this morning (Friday) .and there, was nothing to do so we sat around and played cards." But "then Friday night rolled Orlando Cepeda pitching, and now Oakland wish- ;ood place to play cards and a \ around and Coleman started es he hadn't come at all. The 21-year-old righthander pitched the Senators to a 3-0 victory over Oakland for his first major league shutout. Coleman, 8-9 last season and 3-0 in parts of two other seasons with the Senators, allowed only six hits and had only minor Finals Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games East Division Chicago at Montreal, Montreal leads best-of-7 series 1-0 Sunday's Games West Division Finals Minnesota at St. Louis, afternoon, 1st game of best-of-7 series Monday's Games West Division St. Louis at Minnesota Coaches Still Learning At least four basketball coaches from Mississippi County are not letting any grass grow under their feet as far as learning even more about their chosen profession. Quitman Sullins and Joe Bratcher, cage mentors of Gosnell senior and junior basketball- ers, along with Dwight Williams and Jim Dixon of Blytheville High formed a quartet to motor to St. Louis yesterday morning for a two-day coaching clinic in the Mound City. Occasion for the trip is the 1968 Seven-Up National Coaches Clinic, an annual event sponsored by the nationwide bottling company in conjunction with noted basketball coaches throughout the country. The St. Louis sessions will be highlighted by the appearance of .Guy Lewis, coach of Houston's Cougars, Ray Mears, head coach at the University of Tennessee, Ralph Miller, head coach at the University of Iowa, and Howard Sharpe, often billed as Indiana's most colorful and enthusiastic basketball coach, especially in high school circles. Similar clinics have been or are scheduled to be held in such places as Detroit, Chicago, Dayton, Louisville, LOJ Angetei and SMUlt Brook, N. ». NewLeader ForOsceola By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor "There are a lot of good ball clubs in the district and they're all going to be real tough." The speaker was George W. Dean, recently appointed head football coach at OSCEOLA HIGH SCHOOL, replacing the resigning J. W. chief Seminole. Seymour as Superintendent Brewer Hefner announced the signing of Dean a fortnight ago and the words quoted above were the new mentor's comments upon being contacted by phone. Dean moves into the Arkansas coaching ranks after successful seasons at Hayti Junior High and, more recently, at Maiden, Mo., High School. His Maiden squad captured the Southern Division title of the Southeast Missouri Football Conference last season with a 9-1 record. His gridders competed against such teams as Dexter, Caruthersville, Hayti, Sikeston, Portageville and Kennett. A native of Hayti, Dean played under Bill Landers in high school before moving on to the University of Mississippi and the tutelage of Johnny Vaught. He transferred to Southeast Missouri State in his sophomore, year and under Coach Ken Knox earned all-conference honors at fullback. Upon , graduation, he signed with Toledo in the United Football League but an injury cut short his playing career. * * * "I expect this season will be mostly a rebuilding year," Dean answered when questioned about the Seminolea' 1988 prospects.' "I've heard good things about Osceola and I'm looking forward to working with the young men there. "We've used a winged-T offense here and a six-man defensive line, M I expect we'll do the MUM at OMMoU,"te added in reply to a question about the style of attack he plans to use. "I will be in the market for a line coach as Tommie Reese will not be back in September, but I know we'll find someone to replace him," the coach added. . "I've enjoyed coaching here in Missouri," he added further, "and have made lots of friends. "I'll be leaving one particularly good fellow for next season's coach," he concluded. "Mark Norrid was a.. all-state selection at tackle as a junior and I sort of hate to have to leave him behind." The 28-year-old mentor said he expects to move to Osceola sometime in June but that he will be spending his summer (June and July) at Murray State College working on his degree. diiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiDnniMonpinHiiiiiiniimiiiiii Cage Pros iniiiiiniiiiiiiiHiniiiiniiiiiiDniiiiniiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals NBA Friday's Results . Eastern Division Boston: 100,, Philadelphia. 96, Boston wins best-of-7 series 4-3 Today's Games No games scheduled Sunday's Games Los Angeles at Boston, 1st game of best-of-7 series' Monday's Games No games scheduled '.' ABA Friday'! Results No games scheduled Today's Games New Orleans at Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh lead* best-of-7 series H Sunday's Game* No games scheduled Monday'* Gamel No jutN adxdided ... r All-Stars Honored Radio Station, KBIB In Monette today honored the members, of the Buffalo Island.All; Star-basketball team in ceremonies at the station offices. Five young men were selected by vote of the fans in (' e KBIB listening area in ballo l.:g spon sored by the station. The five honorees were Jimmy Ellis and John Benson of MANILA, Ronnie Keith and Preston Tate of LEACHVELLE, and Mayo Redman of MONETTE. Charlie Keller, well-known area sports figure, presented the trophies to the winners. Tate was the recipient of the most votes, being named as the outstanding member of the quintet. Players from the above named schools as well as Caraway and Lake City were eligible for selection. COURIER NEWS PAGE EIGHT I Saturday, April 20, ISM | fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiniMiMiiiiiii! Hiinnni "We really needed a complete game to give our bullpen a rest," said Washington Manager Jim Lemon after watching Coleman pitch only the second complete game for the Senators this eason. Waslewski fell behind 2-0 on Tony Horton's two-run homer, but Carl Yastremski's double tied the count in the third and his second double broke the tie in the fifth. The Red Sox hammered out 12 hits. But Waslewski and Indian starter Sonny Siebert and reliever Hal Kurtz got in some knocks, too. Waslewski hit two batters and Siebert and Kurtz one each and other hitters found themselves hitting the dirt t» avoid pitches despite warnings by the umpires. Knoop's run-scoring • single with one out : off reliever Eddie Watt followed a walk to Bob Rodgers and .a wild pitch. George Brunet of the. Angels and-J3ruce Howard of the Orioles battled through seven innings, both with four-hitters, before leaving with the score tied 1-1 on Rick Reichardt's second- inning homer for California and a sacrifice fly by Mark Belanger of Baltimore in the fourth. SALES MANAGEMENT TRAINEE METROPOLITAN LIFE INS. CO. has a career opportunity, due to expansion In, Missis: sippi County Extensive home office training program. 1 Sal' ary Opan. Contact Mrs. Diggs at PO2 2035 HERMON C. JONES Men's Assurance O*. 555 So. Perkins Extended Suite 404 Ph. 68S-9641 ; Memphis, fenpesiei ' "•- insurant for ittiiti Plannlflt Key Man - Partnership - Corporation - Group Pension - *•- Urement - HospltallzatloB. SANDERS CARPET SERVICE UPHOLSTERY A RUG CLEANING Complete Carpet and Rug Service In Just One Day! • WALL TO WALL CARPETS & • TILES & HARDWOOD FLOORS FURNITURE CLEANED IN YOUR HOME OR OFFICE • FREE ESTIMATES • FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY • COMPLETE JANITOR SERVICE "WHEN WE GIT THROUGH, THEY LOOK LIKE NEW!" 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