Page 6 Garden City Telegram Saturday, August 28,1976 I; 1 Padres' Jones First to Gain 20 Victories By The Associated Press Randy Jones, the San Diego Padres' nervous left-hander, finally took the pressure off himself and applied it to the Montreal Expos. The result was that he choked off the Expos 2-0 on six hits Friday night and earned his 20th victory of the season— the first major leaguer to reach that plateau this year. His game was to rely on his usually reliable sinkerball. And the plan worked to near-perfection. He retired 23 batters on grounders in .handing the floundering Expos their 12th consecutive loss. It also took Jones three tries to win his 20th last year. Jones handcuffed the Expos in one hour, 38 minutes for his 22nd complete game of the season and his ninth under two hours. In other ML games, the Cincinnati Reds downed the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1, the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 5-2, the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2, the Houston Astros edged the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1, and the Chiicago Cubs walloped the Atlanta Braves 9-4. Reds 4, Phillies 1 Joe Morgan drove in two runs and stole three bases, Pete .Rose scored twice and Fred Norman and Pedro Borbon combined on a seven-hitter, keying the Reds' victory in the battle of division leaders. The Reds had not been going good recently, having lost eight 'of their previous 12 decisions. Their latest victory kept them eight games ahead of Los Angeles in the NL West. Dodgers 5, Mcts 2 Steve Yeager snapped a 2-2 tie with a two-run double in the eighth inning, then scored Los Angeles' final run on Bill Buckner's single as the surging Dodgers won their 10th game in their last 11 starts. Don Sutton, 16-8, pitched a five-hitter and struck out seven for his eighth victory in nine decisions. Pirates 5, Giants 2 Richie Zisk drove in three runs with a triple and a home run, while Larry Demery stopped San Francisco on eight hits for his first complete game of the season. It was the third straight game in which Zisk homered. John Montefusco, the Giants' ace 8za$i o Sexpressed a desire to be traded last Sunday, was battered for nine hits. Astros 2, Cardinals 1 . Rookie Bo McLauglin, knocked out after one inning in his last start against St. Louis, stopped the Cardinals on five hits this time. "I had a little better stuff than the last time I faced them," he quipped. "I made up my mind I was going to challenge them." Bob Watson's two-run double in the fourth was all the batting support McLaughlin needed. Cubs 9, Braves 4 Je'rry Morales, recovering from a back injury, rapped three singles and a homer for his first four-hit game of the season, and drove in four runs, powering the Cubs attack. Joe Wallis scored three runs and had two RBI for Chicago, helping Bill Bonham register his first victory since Aug. 2. Scoreboard Phila Pitts New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Cincinnati Los Ang San Diego Houston Atlanta San Fran AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST W L 83 43 69 57 64 63 55 67 58 71 41 80 Pet. .659 .548 .504 .451 .450 .339 GB — 14 19% 26 26% 39% WEST W 81 72 63 63 58 56 Pet. .628 .567 .485 .481 .450 .434 GB 19 23 25 Alumni Tilt Tonight * Broncbuster Lineup To Show New Faces New faces aplenty will be in the line-up tonight here for Garden City Community College during the 19th annual Juco- Alumni football game. The contest is set for 8 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Members of the 1976 Broncbuster squad will be introduced before the game, as will all members of the Alum team. Each year the pre-season contest gives GCCC coaches a look-see at their charges in action before the first "for-real" game of the new campaign. The Busters open their campaign next Saturday night with a non-league test at Highland Juco. Moe Cotter is head coach of the Buster gridders for the second season. His assistants are Fayne Henson, Ray Fox, and Darrell Nelson. Numerous freshmen will be in the line-' up for the collegians here tonight. Cotter issued this probable starting line-up for GCCC in tonight's clash: Offense Quarterback Ron Reynolds, freshman from Wichita Southeast High School. Fullback Terry Cornelius, sophomore from Wichita Heights High. Tailback Calvin Hill, freshman from Collyerville, Tenn. Slotback Mixer Barr, sophomore from Leoti. Tight end Mike McAlpine, freshman from Wichita North. Tackle Daryl Kent, freshman from New York City. Guard Todd Robinson, freshman from Wichita North. Center Richard Heter, sophomore from Sterling. Guard Richard Harbaugh, sophomore from Salina Central High. Tackle Willis Tompkins, sophomore from New York City. Wide receiver Mike Friede, freshman from Goodland. / Defense Ends Carl Ricketts (freshman from New York City) and David Buss (freshman from Wichita South). Tackles Kent Rqbinette (freshman from East St. Louis, 111.) and John Blue (sophomore from Wichita South). Noseguard Darrell Oakley, freshman from Wichita South. Linebackers Jim Harris (freshman from Wamego) and Tim Carver (sophomore from New York City). Cornerbacks Jim Beck (freshman from Memphis, Tex.) and Robert Hanks (sophomore from Wichita Heights High). Strong safety Scott Somes, freshman from Wichita Kapaun High. Free safety Kirby Vernon, sophomore from Salina South High who is a transfer from University of Nebraska. 'Super'ActiohtS Start on Tuesday First action gets under way Tuesday here in the second annual Men's Superstar Contest, sponsored by the City Recreation Dept. The 16-event series runs through Thursday, Sept. 16. Contestants must enter 10 of the 16 to be eligible for the overall Superstar title. Four age brackets are planned: 15 through 19, 20-29, 30-39, and 40-and-over. A fee of 75 cents will be charged for each event entered. Additional information can be obtained by calling Civic Center at 276-2362. Schedule of events, with times and sites listed: Tuesday. Aug. 31 — Softball-hitting contest. 7 p.m. at Clint Lightner Field. Wed., Sept. I — 100-yard dash. 6:30 p.m. at Memorial Stadium track ad-, jacent to Garden City High School. 880-' yard run will also be there at 7:00 p.m. 1 this same evening. Thurs., Sept. 2 — Horseshoe tournament at 6:30 p.m. at courts in Finnup Park. 50-yard swim contest at 7:00 p.m. at YMCA pool. Tues., Sept. 7 — Miniature golf tournament. 7:00 p.m. at Little Links Course in Finnup Park. Wed., Sept. 8 — Arm-wrestling tourney at 7 p.m. 8-ball pool tournament at 8 p.m. Both at Civic Center. Thurs., Sept. 9 — Table tennis tournament at 8 p.m. at Civic Center. Golf- driving contet at 6 p.m. on Buffalo Dunes course south of town. Sat., Sept. 11 — Tennis tournament at 5 p.m. on Finnup Park courts. Sun., Sept. 12 — Racquetball tournament at 6:30 p.m. at YMCA courts. Won., Sept. 13 - Weight-lifting at 7 p.m. at Civic Center. .Tues., Sept. 14 — Free-throw contest. 7 p.m. at Ben Grimsley Gym. Wed., Sept. 15 —Bicycle race at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium track adjacent to Garden City High School. Thurs., Sept. 16 — Obstacle course at 7 p.m. on Fansler Field. Denver to Run Shuttle Pattern ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eight Denver Bronco running backs can be expected to shuttle into a National Football League preseason game on a rotational basis tonight. And eager to face the backs, who are locked in lively struggles for their jobs, will be St. Louis Cardinals linemen equally aware of a game of dwindling numbers two weeks before the start of the regular season. "We have some real tough spots," conceded St. Louis Coach Don Coryell, who lists, eight defensive linemen at end and tackle on his squad. "Depending on the roster's size, we might be able to keep seven," he said. "We also have a lot of linebackers and defensive backs, but the great thing about them is that they're often excellent special teams players." While the battling for backup positions on both clubs intensifies, Coryell and Denver's John Ralston are much more set on their starting lineups. Ralston will open with Steve Ramsey as his quarterback and may leave the seventh- season performer there until well into the second half. Jim Hart, of course, will open as the Cards' signal- Caller and may have Terry Metcalf and Jim Otis as his backfield running mates more than in any previous game. Micro-Midget Race Results Sunday night micro-midget racing will continue through September at Garden City Raceways here. Each Sunday's card — usually eight races — gets under way at 8 p.m. It's a one- eighth mile, dirt banked oval track. To reach the track the driver should go five miles east of town on US50, then half a mile south. Last Sunday's card had just six races. Results: First Heat — 10 laps. Harpo Hapes first, George Rice second, and Whitey Hapes third. Second Heat — 10 laps. Whitey Hapes, Wayne Scott, and Mike Gigot. Third Heat — 10 laps. Whitey Hapes, Mike Gigot, and Bob Pierano. Trophy Dash — 6 laps. Whitey Hapes, Mike Gigot, and Lanny Harvey. Semi-Final — 12 laps. Bob Pierano, Lanny Harvey, and Rod Wormington, Feature Event — 30 laps. Mike Gigot first, Rod Wormington second. Win Honors Marolyn Chmelka won A flight and Florence Nanninga took B flight in 18-hole play at Garden City Country Club Tuesday during regular weekly ladies-day play. In 9-hole action, Jimmie Ruth Cobb won A flight and Pe x ggy Rodriquez took B. Shelia Fankhauser was C- flight winner, and Martha Foster finished first in D. This week's 'round was for least putts. Tuesday of next week, the weekly round will be "Guess Your Score." Players before the round starts are to write at the bottom of their cards (in the blank space reserved for handicaps) what they predict their scores will be. Placings will be determined by how close a guess the player makes. Pairings for Tuesday: lH-llole A Flight — Erdene Corley'. Marolyn Chmelka. Kay Wells, and Darlene Gibson. Doris Sloan. Grace Craig. Peggy Rodriquez. and Anita Salyer. Lamoine Jones, Charlotte Spikes, and Sandy Shofner. Alice Dart. Florence Burris, and Peggy Mayo. lH-llole B Flight - Bernice Anderson, Frances Cox. Nelle Llle, and Laree Maxwell. Florence Nanninga. Gen Stoner. A. J. Williams, and Betty Thomas. Eva Marie Diggs, Galene Wiley, and Iris Brown. Bea Settles, Helen Fankhauser, Wanda Kisner. and Lois Heard. 9-llole A Flight — Alice Stone, Betty Benson, Elaine Fenton, and Maxine Mercer. Roma Heinemann, Blanche Salyer June Benedict, and Natalie Dickerson. 9-llole B Flight - Minnie Hopkins. Mabel Cleaver, Virginia Meschke. and Jimmie Ruth Cobb. Lois Gillan. Sibyl Miller. Judi Isham. and Maxine Jewell. 9-llole f Flight - Judy Nusser. Maxine Clark, and Shelia Fankhauser. Alma Robinson. Margaret Masoner, Ruth Rice, and Peg Selby. 9-llole D Flight — Wanda Lyman. Peggy Smith. Kay Werner, Kitty Birney, and Bette Leopold. Rita Beggs, Stella Garnand. Martha Foster, and Jan' Burghart. Fast-Pitch Meet Sunday Sunday's benefit fast-pitch softball tournament at Fansler Field gets under way at 1 p.m. All net proceeds go to the family of John Guerrero. Mrs. Guerrero was killed last weekend here in a motorcycle- car collision. The four teams in the meet will each play three times on a round-robin basis. That means six games in all — for one- dollar admission. All persons going through the gate (including players) will be charged admission. But all proceeds will go to the Guerreros. EAST New York 76 48 .613 — Baltimore 65 60 .520 11 l k Cleveland 63 63 .500 14 Detroit 61 65 .484 16 Boston 60 66 .476 17 Milwkee 56 66 .459 19 AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games Boston 9, Kansas City 4 Baltimore 3, Texas 0 Cleveland 7, Minnesota 3 Chicago 5, Milwaukee 2 New York 5, California 0, 15 innings Detroit 8, Oakland 1 Saturday's Games Kansas City (Fitzmorris 14-9) at Boston (Lee .2-4) Detroit (Roberts 12-12) at Oakland (Blue 12-11) Texas (Boggs 0-4) at Baltimore (Grimsley 6-6), (n) Minnesota (Singer 10-9) at Cleveland (Dobson 12-11), (n) Chicago (Gossage 8-12) at Milwaukee (Colborn7-13), (n) New York (Ellis 12-6) at California (Ryan 10-16), (n) Sunday's Games Kansas' City at Boston Texas at Baltimore Minnesota at Cleveland Chicago at Milwaukee New York at California Detroit at Oakland Kan City 'Oakland Minnesota Texas Chicago Californ 9 15 '/ 2 19 WEST 77 50 .606 68 59 .535 62 66 .484 58 69 .457 56 72 .438 55 73 .430 22>/i NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games Chicago 9, Atlanta 4 Los Angeles 5, New York 2 Pittsburgh 5, San Francisco 2 Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 1 Houston 2, St. Louis 1 San Diego 2, Montreal 0 Saturday's Games Los Angeles (Rhoden 11-2) at New York (Matlack 13-7)^ Philadelphia (Lonborg 14-8) at Cincinnati (Billingham 11-9) Atlanta (Ruthven 13-12) at Chicago (Renko 5-7) St. Louis (Forsch 5-9) at Houston (Dierker 12-12) San Francisco (D'Aquisto 3-7) at Pittsburgh (Rooker 10-7), (n) Montreal (Stanhouse 7-8) at San Diego (Griffin 7-5), .(n) Sunday's Games San Francisco at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at New York Philadelphia at Cincinnati Atlanta at Chicago St Louis at Houston Montreal at San Diego Palmer—'Best Pitcher in AL' No Hindrance Ricky Velde, 9, lets go with a fast ball during play in the Middletown, Ohio, Knothole League. Despite the brace, for treatment of Perthes Disease, the youngster is able to pitch in the organized league and also plays every other position. (AP Photo) By The Associated Press Jim Palmer's no All-Star ... he's just the best pitcher in the American League. Left off the AL All-Star team this year, the 1975 Cy Young Award winner captured his 18th victory of the season Friday night with a seven-hit, 10-strikeout performance in Baltimore's 3-0 win over the Texas Rangers. "When I heard Palmer was pitching I knew I'd have to pitch -a great game to beat him," said Texas hurler Gaylord Perry, who allowed just seven hits, and fanned 11. Palmer was miffed when he was left off the AL All-Star last month. At the time, last year's Cy Young winner was Offensive Line Cyclone Question AMES, Iowa (AP) — They come from such far flung spots as Tampa, Fla., Bowie, Md., and Valdosta, Ga. — all drawn by the same irresistable force. As gifted athletes on successful high school teams, they knew first hand the joy that comes with winning. Spurning offers from lesser schools and leagues, they chose to come to the Big Eight Conference because they wanted to play with the best. Now seniors at Iowa State, their reputations have been dulled by nothing but losing seasons, and their fun, on most Saturday afternoons, has evaporated in defeat. "Nobody on this team is sorry they came here," Otis Rodgers, senior defensive end from Tampa, told conference skywriters Friday. "We came because we were told the Big Eight is the best football there is. Now we know that's true." Rodgers was a three-sport standout in high school and helped his team to the state playoffs. Transferring from Tampa University last year, he labored for a defense that was the worst in the conference and won only one league contest. "But how many guys get to play against the greatest foot-ball players in the country?" he said. "Guys like Nolan Cromwell and Joe Washington. You can contain them all day until you make one little mistake, and then you're beaten. "I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. When my college career is over, I'll know I had the chance to be as good as I possibly could." Fullback Mike Williams, whose 781 yards last year was ninth in the conference, migrated from Bowie, Md., because "I wanted to play with the best. And, brother, I have. "No regrets. I used to dream about playing in the Big Eight, but I never really thought I would. Last year, when things were going so bad for us, I thought a few times that I'd made a mistake becase football really isn't much fun when you lose. "But those feelings only lasted an hour or so after a game. Then I'm rarin' to go again and glad to be here. .Anyway, we're going to be a lot better this year." If the Cyclones are to improve upon three straight 4-7 seasons, a few deficiencies, most notably in the offensive line and defensive secondary, will have to be bolstered. "The offensive line is our biggest question mark," said Coach Earle Bruce. "But we have outstanding people at the skilled positions." If the line, a veteran unit but paperweight by Big Eight standards, can deliver, the Cyclones have some deluxe weapons to throw at opponents. Quarterbacks Buddy Hardeman, a premier runner, and Wayne Stanley, who passes better than almost anybody, give Iowa State enviable depth at that crucial position. Williams, just now becoming accustomed to playing fullback, is probably one of the top runners in the league, and split end Luther Blue, with 4.5 speed, is on almost everyone's pre-season all-conference list. The Iowa State defense will rise or fall back to disgrace in accordance with the fortunes of the Stensrud brothers. Sophomore nose ""guard Mike, 6-4, 270, and senior linebacker Maynard, 6-4, 237, "are the keys to our defense," Bruce said. Mike missed all but one game last year with an ankle injury, but if he regains his form, he could be the best nose guard in a league noted for great ones. Blue's 1975 season ended with a knee injury at Oklahoma and he is eyeing a rematch with the Sooners with special relish. "I love playing against the best," he said. leading the league in victories. In other AL games Friday night, Boston defeated Kansas City 9-4, Cleveland downed Minnesota 7-3, the Chicago White Sox stopped Milwaukee 5-2, Detroit clobbered Oakland 8-1 and the New York Yankees exploded in the 15th inning to stop California 5-0. Yankees 5, Angels 0 Mickey Rivers slid under a tag at home plate to score the game|s first run in the top of the 15th inning and New York added four more runs on Chris Chamblss' single and Willie Randolph's double to defeat California. Both starting pitchers, Frank Tanana of California and the Yankees' Catfish Hunter, went 13 scoreless innings, Tanana striking out 13 and scattering seven singles while Hunter surrendered 11 hits while fanning eight. Red Sox 9, Royals 4 Home runs by Carl Yastr- zemski, Carlton Fisk and Butch Hobson bombarded Kansas City and gave Boston its easy victory over the West Division-leading Royals, Indians 7, Twins 3 Ray Fosse's two-run double was the big blow as Cleveland tallied four times in the second enroute to its victory over Minnesota. White Sox 5, Brewers 2 Jim Spencer's two-run homer highlighted Chicago's five-run first inning and gave rookie Ken Kravec his first major league victory. Tigers 8, A's l Ben Oglivie drove in three runs with a home run and sacrifice fly to lead Detroit over Oakland. The Tigers scored four runs off Oakland starter Glenn Abbott in the second inning, got another run in the third and made it 7-0 on Oglivie's two-run homer in the fourth. 37 Returning Lettermen Osborne: We Have to Improve LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska football Coach Tom Osborne looks forward to the start of the Cornhusker grid season with a definite thought in mind. "We just have to improve a lot," Osborne said after watching the Huskers, who finished with a No. 9 ranking in 1975, go through their first scrimmage. Osborne acknowledged his team has had a lot of favorable pre-season publicity, based largely on a roster that includes 37 returning lettermen. Among them are 13 starters from last season. Only a few weeks ago, Osborne said he expected to have "a very fine football team in 1976," because, "we have better players and more of them than we've had for two or three years." The first scrimmage didn't please the Husker mentor, but he said, "I'm not down on the team. We just have to improve a lot." "The way we played today I'm not sure we'd win one football game," Osborne said after the Tuesday scrimmage. "At this point we are a million miles away from being a good football team." But even with an unimpressive scrimmage behind them, the Husker squad looks impressive as it prepares for a Sept. 11 season opener with Louisiana State in Baton Rouge. The offensive unit boasts a number of players who turned in key performances last year. They include quarterback Vince Ferragamo, I-back Monte Anthony, split end Bobby Thomas and wingback Curtis Craig. Nebraska's "black shirt" defense, so-called for the jerseys its members wear in practice, will look to returning veterans including All Big Eight tackle Mike Fultz and cornerback Dave Butterfield to keep its stingy tradition alfVe. Clete Pillen and Jim Wightman will anchor the line- backing corps. Question marks for Osborne are at offensive center, where standout Rik Bonness, who graduated recently, performed for three years, and at full back. Tony Davis, NU's all time leading rusher, went on to the pro ranks. Nebraska's 1975 season ended in a "down" note. Rather, it ended on two of them. Archrival Oklahoma capitalized on five of six Nebraska turnovers and dumped the Huskers 35-10 in the final regular-season game. Nebraska's six bowl-game winning streak was snapped by Arizona State a few weeks later when the Sun Devils beat Nebraska 17-14 in the Fiesta Bowl.
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