The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 23, 1968 · Page 8
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SIDELIGHT ON SPORTS—Fritz Wegener, head coach of the University of Wisconsin baseball squad, took a, few moments on his way to the third base coaching box in last week's game at Arkansas State to pick these 'presents' (a box of pebbles) for the lovely lasses in the background. The girls had been good-naturedly ribbing the visiting team and its coach and he couldn't resist the chance to show some of this appreciation with a small, but sincere, gift in return. And, oh yes, the Badgers lost the £ ball game by the way. (Courier News Photo) Little Man With A Great Big Bat jj By MIKE RECHT fAssociated Press Sports Writer r Zoilo Versalles, turned hunter •again, used a Bull to bag a ' Moose, and cairie home with the •limit for the second straight r day;; •• ••.';. .... ! The Los Angeles Dodgers ; shortstop capped a three-run ! ninth-inning rally: with a two-. ;run triple off reliever Bob {Moose that shot down Pitts- r burgh W Monday night. • "I used the Bull that's Al SFerrara's bat," said Versalles, • describing bis weapon. . "This way we keep him in the : line-up," he added, referring.to I the absence of Ferrara, who is • out with a broken ankle. : Versalles, far off the mark in • 1967 after leading Minnesota to I the American League pennant j in 1966 by shooting down pitcher ': after pitcher, appears back on ; target now after last winter's : trade to the Dodgers. ! He is only hitting .154, but the : big hits are returning. He drove ;' in four runs, including a game: winning two-run double in the : ninth inning Sunday and now Ihas 11 runs batted in, close to I the National League lead. • Cookie Kojas was the top : marksman in the only other NL • game as he set up one run with • a hit and then singled home the • winning run with one out in the : 10th inning to give Philadelphia ' a 2-1 victory over San Francis•co. -' Versalles took aim at a Moose ;fast ball after singles by Torn ;Haller and Len Gabrielson and " a tying double by Wes Parker. • Using Ferrara's 32-ounce bat, -: which is two or three ounces :' lighter than his own, Versalles •smacked a drive over center -fielder Matty AIou's head. The Pirates, aided .when Willie Davis dropped a fly ball scored twice in the sixth inning for a 3-2 lead against Jim Grant, who came to the Dodgers with Versalles. Moose protected the lead with 2 1-3 shutout innings until the ninth. Grant, winner Jim Brewer who struck out five of the six hitters he faced, and Jack Billingham stopped Pittsburgh on three hits as the Dodgers won their third straight. Rojas connected against reliever Frank Linzy as the Phillies won their fifth straight. Richie Allen, who didn't start because cold weather bothers his injured hand, walked as i pinch hitter, stole second and reached third on Tony Taylor's hit before Rojas zeroed in. With two out in the third, Rojas singled off Gaylord Perry and scampered home on safeties by Johnny Callison and Tony Gonzales. Rick Wise protected that run until the ninth when pinch hitter Jack Hiatt singled home the first Giant run in 25 innings and the first run off Philadelphia pitching in 26 innings. Wise pitched the 10th and finished with an eight-hitter to even bis record at 1-1. By DICK COUCH , Associaltd Press Sport* Writer Oakland's Floyd Robinson (till is ahead of Dooley Wom»ck, but the New York Yankees' pitcher has 1 shortened the distance by about 350 feet. Robinson, who beat the Yanks a week ago with • 400-foot pinch hit homer off Worn** in the ninth famine, tricked tiM fknder MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS National League St. Louis .. Los, Angeles San Fran. . Atlanta . Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston .: Pittsburgh New York Chicago W L. Pt. G.B. VA 1% 3 .583 .545 6 5 .545 6 6 .500 55 .500 5 5 .500 5 5 .500 47 .364 3 7 .300 3H Monday's Results Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 2, San Francisco I, 10 innings Oly games scheduled Today's Games Atlanta at Chicago Houston at New York San Fran at Phila'phia, N •Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at St. iLouis. N Wednesday's Games Houston at New York Atlanta at Chicago San Fran, at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Ciinnati at St. Louis, reliever for an infield single with two out in the ninth Monday night. Womack, however, retired the next batter,' preserving a 2-1 New York victory that ran the Athletics' losing streak to four games. California's Jack Hamiltor pitched a three-hitter and drove in the deciding run with a fourth-inning single, leading the Angels past Washington 4-2 in another American League night game. Baltimore nipped Minnesota 2-1 on Andy Etchebarren's lOth-inning homer Monday afternoon in the only other game on the AL schedule. Womack, whose home run pitch to Robinson last Tuesday at New York cost Yankee southpaw Fritz Peterson a victory, rescued Peterson in the eightt inning at Oakland, striking out Sal Bando to. escape.from a bases-loaded jam. He stopped the A's in the ninth—with the exception ol Robinson's second hit of the season—to protect Peterson's first triumph. The New York starter yielded six hits anc 'struck out nine. .The Yankees managed only four hits against loser Lew Detroit . Minnesota Boston ... Batimore Wash'n .. New York Cleveland California Oakland . Chicago Mr. Sudden Service Says: We have CUT the price of FASCO CHEM-PLEX LIQUID FERTILIZER See m for ' your lower price Sold By FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "THE HOME OP SUDDEN SERVICE" Ely. Phoni PO 3-8191 American League . W. L. Pt.GB. 0 9 .900 .700 ;66o' .600 .545 .500 .400 .364 .364 .000 3 3% 4 5 5% 5% Monday's Results Baltimore 2, Minnesota, .1, 10 innings New York 2, Oakland 1 California 4, Washington 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Baltimore at Minnesota „ New York at Oakland, N Washington at California, N Boston at Chicago, N Detroit at Cleveland, N Wednesday's Games Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Oakland, N ashington at Califironia, N Boston at Chicago, N Detroit at Cleveland, N Krausse, who fanned seven before going out for a pinch hitter in the eighth. Singles by Horace Clarke and Mike Ferraro, followed by Tom Tresh's sacrifice fly, sent the winning run across in the sixth. Hamilton spotted the Senators two runs Jn the second inning, hen held them hitless the rest of the way to win his first 1968 decision. The husky right-han- der snapped a 2-2 tie in the fourth with a run-scoring single off loser Dick Bosnian. Roger Repbz scored three runs, one of them on his third homer, as the Angels ended Washington's winning string at four games. Etchebarren drove his first homer of the year into the left giiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniHHiiiiiniiniiiiHiii COURIER NEWS PAGE. EIGHT Tuesday, April 23, 1968 field pavilion at Minnesota with one out in the 10th, sending the Zbilo' Versalles' Legion Card Features Tag Tag .team, wrestling highlights tonight's card, at Legion Arena for Blythevilie wrestling fans. Ken Lucas and Dennis Hall will have their hands full with the tactics of Buster Gordon and Tim Tyler in a one-hour, best two of three falls main event. Mack York will face Chief White Eagle in another hour long affair in the preliminary. ST. PAUL - MINNEAPOLIS (AP)—The Baltimore Orioles optioned outfielder Merv Retten- mund to Rochester Monday and reactivated pitcher- Pete Richert. Orioles past the -Twins.. Jim Merritt, who had given up a first inning homer by Paul Blah-, was the victim of Etchebarren's winning blast. Dave McNally, who allowed just four hits before leaving for a pinch hitter in the 10th, picked up his second victory without a loss. John O'Donoghue finished up, retiring the Twins in order in the-bottom of the 10th. iniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiinnmiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiint Monday *'s By HE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING — Zoilo Versalles, Dodgers, drilled a two-run triple -to- cap a- three-run, ninth-inning. rally and, beat Pittsburgh 5-3. PITCHING — Jack Hamilton, Angels, held Washington to three hits in a 4-2 victory over the Senators. 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