The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 6, 1968 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 6, 1968
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/?ec/ Sees Kvfttvffli (ArkJ Courier rTews - Monday, May I, ItN «. tH* Nhe'' "Sorry About That, Tim'...Willie By HAL BOCK Associated Preis Sports Writer •Imagine Willie McCovey's surprise when he took a mighty swing, missed the pitch, and suddenly felt his bat making contact with a baseball on his follow through. :And If McCovey was surprised, how do you think St. Louis catcher Tim McCarver' ftit? , It ill happened in the fourth irimnf of San Francisco's 8-4 victory over St Louis Sunday and caused a 15-minute argument between Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst and the lunpires. , Willie Mays was on first and McCovey at bat with one out in the fourth. Mays broke for second as McCovey swung at a third strike. McCarver threw the ball and it hit McCovey's bit u the Giant slugger followed through. Plate Umpire Bill Jackowski at first niled both McCOvey and Mays out but was reversed by the other three'umpires, who awarded Mays the stolen base. Schoendienst argued and then announced he was playing the game under protest Rookie Dave Marshall followed the rhubarb with his first major league homer, putting the Giants in front to stay. •In other National League games Sunday, Chicago swept a doubleheader from New York 3-2 »nd 1-0, Cincinnati went 16 innings to edge Los Angeles 3-2, Pittsburgh topped Philadelphia 5-2 and Atlanta shut out Houston 2-0•San Francisco's Mike McCormick survived a shaky start and went the distance for the victory. He also drove in two runs with a single. Johnny Bench's double chased home Lee May with the. Reds' winning run in'the 16th inning against the Dodgers, Tony Perez had opened the Inning with an infield hit and was forced at second by May. Alex Johnson's eighth inning double had tied it for Cincinnati, Ken Johnson halted Houston on two singles but needed last- out help from Claude Raymond to nail down the Braves' victory. Raymond came on to get Rusty Staub after Johnson walked Jimmy Wynn with two out in the ninth. Sonny Jackson drove in Atlanta's first run'with a first inning single and scored an insurance run in the eighth on Hank Aaron's double. The Pirates, beaten by ninth inning rallies in their last two games, reversed that trend with some late-inning lightning of their own against the Phillies. Gene Alley's two-run smyle capped a three-run burst in the eighth that wiped out a 2-0 Philadelphia lead and then Pittsburgh tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the ninth on Jerry Mays' two-run double. struck out nine on the way to his first victory niter three setbacks, Bahnsen (topped the White Sox on two hit* — Including Pete Ward's sixth homer — until the ninth inning of the nightcap, when he needed relief help from Joe Verbahic after yielding a pair of singles, The Yanks gave Bahnsen « two-run lead in the first Inning and Steve Whitaker blooped a two-run double in the seventh. Bert Campaneris rapped a two-run homer and scored the deciding run on Ramon Webster's fifth inning double after drawing a leadoff walk and stealing his ninth base of the season as the A's shaded the slumping Red Sox, who have dropped six of their last seven starts. • . "* •' "* "* Ken Hai-relson's ninth inning lomer was one of seven Boston bits off winner Chuck Dobson. Red Schoendienst Ferguson Jenkins had the, pitched a four-hitter and struck Mels shut out on three hits] out 12 including five in the last going into the ninth inning of Chicago's opener against New York. But the Cubs needed three relief pitchers to put down a last-gasp Met rally. Lou Johnson doubled and scored on Billy Williams' triple in. the third inning and then'homered in the eighth for the Cubs Jose Arcia, caught in the middle of a line-up mixup, doubled home the only run Bill Hands needed in the ?nighteap. Hands Willie Mays two innings. Arcia and Glenn Beckert were both listed at second base in the Cubs' line-up by Manager Leo Durocher, who left Johnson's name off the card .by; mistake. The umpires ruled that because his name had appeared on Durocher's line-up, Beckert was technically in the game and replaced by Johnson. Both Johnson and Arcia played right from the start. . Harrisons Coleman Wins State Honors By Frank Ellis -Courier News Sports Editor Billy Coleman of HARRISON BUK5H School' junior high track team brought home the winner's trophy from Saturday's Clas AA State Meet Track Championships in Little Rock. Billy captured the 220-yard dash title with a time of 24.0 to cap :« strong, season .for-Coach Abel White's.Dragons, • Billy also ran an excellent 10.6 In'the 100 yard dash to take the runner-up ribbon in that event. His two victories earned him art ".invitation -in: both events "to Saturday's. MeeLof. Champions. ;David Burton earned a. state' ribbon as well with his : fifth place finish in the 100-yard dash With 110.8 clocking. The Dragons' 880 relay team, in iwhat White called their best .effort of the year, finished third with a clocking of 1:36.4, White was, extremely pleased- with the results of the state meet and'summed up his feeling by saying, "This is the best track team I've had since I've been coaching." .The Dragon 440 relayers, as well as long jumper Frank Jefferson, were hampered by the absence of the proper foot gear when the, track necessitated specific shoes which the Harrison squad'lacked. ' • < •' * * * Other schools from Mississippi County participated in the state clashes and gave good .accounts of themselves. - . OSCEOLA entered hopefuls in both the' junior and senior divisions of r the C|ass A meet. In senior action, :, Tommy Beard'finished third in .the 120- yard high hurdles with; a time of 15.5, two and three-tenth seconds .behind the v/inner from Marked Tree. Junior competition saw Corky McCorkle place fifth in .both the 440-yard dash and the high jump. He ran the 440 in 54.7, helping ;o push McLain of Walnut Ridge to a new meet record of 52.2. In the high jump, McCorkle bounded 5-2 for his fifth spot as Green of Fordyee broke the old record with a 5-9'/4 jump. MAJOR LEAGUE-STANDINGS Si: Louis Cincinnati Sail Fran. PKila'phia Atlanta .. Chicago . Los Angele Pittsburgh New York... Houston National League W. L. Pet. G.B. 15 8 .652 12 10 .545 10 11 12 12 12 11 12 13 .545 ,500 .478 .478 .478 .476 .429 .409 .Saturday'! Results New York 7, Chicago 3 St. Louis 11, San Franciwo 6 Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 Atlanta 5, Houston 2 Cincinnati 2, Los Angeles 0 Sunday's Results Chicago 3-1, N.ew York 2-0 Pittiburgh 5, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 2, Houston 0 Ban Francisco 8, St. Louis 4 Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles 2,16 billings , , Todty't Games Pittsburgh at Atlanta, N 'fcan Francisco at Houson, N New York it St. Louis, N Philadelphia at Cincinnati, N Only games scheduled TMidiy'l Garnet ,toiAn|»toi«t Chicago Httiburgh «t Atlanta, W San Francisco at Houston, N «wr York at St. Louis, N Baltimore Detroit ... Minnesota Oakland'.. Wash'n. .. California Cleveland New. York Boston .... Chicago .. . Saturday's Results Chicago 4, New York 1 California 7, Detroit'» Oakland 4, Boston 2 Cleveland 2, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 5, Washington 3 Sunday's Results Chicago 5-1, New York 14 Baltimore 8, Washington 0 , Oakland 3, Boston 2 Detroit 5, California 2 .Cleveland 2, Minnesota 1 Today's Games Minnesota at Oakland, N Chicago at California, N Detroit at Baltimore, N /Cleveland at New York, !f Only games scheduled Tneiday'i OUM* Minnesota it Oakland, N , Chicago at Callromli, N Boston at Washington, N Detroit at .Baltimore, N , Ckwland it N«w York, N, By DICK COUCH , • fieM b u i[ pen to open the sev- Associated Press Sports Writer en'thi "I was afraid to look up," Gene Brabender, Sonny Siebert and Gary Peters turned the enemy's .weapons against him ... and divided the spoils in a slam-bang pitchers'dueli ": ,: 1 Brabender .smacked the first home run of his six-year pro career—touching off a seventh inning salvo of three Baltimore homers—and pitched the Ameiji- can League leading Orioles to an 8-0 triumph over Washington Sunday. Siebert poked two singles, drove in one run and scored the other while limiting Minnesota to one hit for seven innings in the Cleveland Indians' 2-1 victory over the Twins. Peters flipped a six-hitter and hit a grand slam homer, carrying the Chicago White Sox past the New York Yankees 5-1 in the first game of a doubleheader. The Yanks bounced back behind rookie right-hander Stan Bahnsen for a 4-1 decision in the nightcap at Chicago while Oakland edged Boston 3-2 and Detroit trimmed California 5-2 in other single games. Brabender, making his first start this year, hurled the Orioles to their seventh consecutive victory, checking the Senators on six hits. The 26 : year-old right-hander said he never saw his 390-foot 'drive sail into the left center he said. "I just kept running. I didn't know it until the umpire waved me arpurid." Curt Blefary followed with ija- other bases-empty blast and Boog Powell capped the burst with a two-run homer. All three homers came off reliever Dennis Higgins. Siebert held the Twins hitless until the seventh, when two walks and Ron Clark's single tied the game 1-1. The Cleveland fireballer, who had delivered one run with a fifth inning single, connected for a broken bat single in the bottom .of the seventh and tallied the go-ahead run on singles by Jose Cardenal and pinch hitter Leon Wagner. Manager Alvin Dark lifted Siebert at the start of the eighth because of the 47 degree weather at Cleveland and Stan Williams completed a two-hitter for the Indians, who had won their three previous games on successive three-hitters by Sam McDowell, Luis Tiant and Steve Hargari. Peters, who hit. two homers last season but never before had connected with the bases filled, shrugged off his fourth inning grand slam of Yankee southpaw Al Downing. "Hitting a homer now -and then doesn't surprise me," he said. "After all, I take batting practice every day." The Chicago left-hander iiiiiiniiiiiiwiwHiiiHiiiiiiHiaiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiii! MINORS— IIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIttlllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIII By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday's Remits Pacific Coast League Spokane 6, Hawaii 0 • Indianapolis 3, Phoenix 1 Tacoma at Vancouver, rain San Diego 5, Tulsa 1 Denver 3, Oklahoma City 1 Seattle 3, Portland 2 International League Rochester 3-2, Syracuse 2-1 Louisville 13, Columbus 7 Buffalo .4, Toledo 2 Jacksonville 6, Richmond 5 Sunday's Results Pacific Coast League Indianapolis 3, Phoenix 2 Oklahoma. City 7, Denver 4 Portland 8, Seattle 2 Spokane 8, Hawaii 3 Tacoma 5, Vancouver 2 Tulsa 4, San Diego 0 International League Buffalo 10-2, Toledo 9-4, 1st game 10 innings, 2nd game 7 innings Syracuse 6-0, Rochester 4-1, 2nd game 7 innings Columbus 4, Louisville 0 Jacksonville 5-4, Richmond 4-2 BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING ATLANTA (AP)-Bjll Bowery of Australia defeated Ron Holm' berg of New Orleans and Stephanie DeFina of Hollywood, Fla., overcame Linda Tuero of New Orleans to win singles championships Sunday in the Atlanta Invitational Tournament. Gun Club Gives Awards Missco Gun Club meets tonight at 7:30 in the Ark-Mo Building where trophies will be awarded to winners of two matches held In April. Kuss Weldman will receive the 100- yard carbine award for the competition in which Roy Bray finished second. Bray will receive the 100-yard benchrest trophy, Dr. Wade Hart being the runnerup. Mickey Stanley hit a two-run- homer and Bill Freehan knocked in two runs with a homer and single, helping Detroit] right-hander Denny McLain i breeze to. his fourth victory.• without a loss. McLain scat--; tered seven hits and struck out! seven in going the distance for i the fourth time in succession. • : PROFESSIONAL RUG CLEANERS CALL PO 2.2433 PEERLESS Free Pickup ;-. , And Delivery D'Allen Beauty Care Especially For Vou Using'Mary Fiances Cosmetics Complimentary Demonstration Tina Wheeler PO 3-3866 CORRECTION! From MolOfola'i n«w flight of. Color TV with select hardwood veneers aftd solids $ 195= $4.00 Per Week NO MONEY DOWN B. F. GOODRICH 309 N. Broadway — PO 3-8116 Tuesday, May 7 ADULTS $1 —CHILDREN 50c NEW STARTING TIME ^- 8:15 FINAL MATCH One Hour Time Limit • Best 2 Out of 3 Falls KEN LUCAS vs. RED SHADOW Red Shadow's Mask Will Be At Stake Semi-Final Match BUSTER GORDON Vs. HERB WELCH First Match DON CARSON Vs. 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