Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on September 30, 1976 · Page 9
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Scoreboard Page 9 Garden City Telegram Thursday, Sept. 30,1976 EAST By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE WEST 'Well, This Proves It. . . .I'm Good' The Count Near Perfect in No-Hit Job x-Phila Pitts New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal W 98 89 86 72 72 55 L 61 70 73 87 87 104 Pet. .616 .560 .541 .456 .456 .346 GB — 9 12 25M> 25'/2 43 x-Cinci Los Ang Houston San Fran San Diego Atlanta W 100 91 78 74 71 69 L 59 68 82 86 88 90 Pet. .629 .572 .488 .463 .447 .434 GB 9 2216 2614 29 31 AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST x-N.Y. Baltimore Cleveland Boston Detroit Milwkee 95 88 81 80 70 66 62 71 75 79 87 92 .605 .553 .519 .503 .446 .418 — 8 1316 16 25 291/z Kan City Oakland Minnesota California Texas Chicago .566 .544 .516 .462 .459 .408 3V 2 9 161/2 17 25 AMERICAN LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Montreal 7, New York 2 San Francisco 9, Atlanta 0 Chicago 1, Pittsburgh 0 Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 5 San Diego 6, Cincinnati 1 Los Angeles 1, Houston 0 Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Montreal at Chicago New York at Philadelphia, (n) St. Louis at Pittsburgh, (n) Atlanta at Cincinnati, (n) San Francisco at Houston, (n) San Diego at Los Angeles, (n) x-clinched division title AH Teams Win 2 from Liberal West Abe Hubert Junior High School girls volleyball team clashed Tuesday with the Liberal West Junior High team. Garden City won both eighth and ninth grade matches. Score of the ninth grade match was Garden City over Liberal 15-13, 5-15, 15-13. Sandy Eastman was named by head coach Pat Alpers as the leading scorer of the game. The head coach, who is also the ninth grade coach, named Crystal Brown and Mona Elliott as outstanding players of the game. In the eighth grade match, Garden City defeated Liberal 15-5, 15-5. Assistant junior high coach Debbie Strom, who handles the eighth grade squad, named Cheryl Ferguson and Linda Marshall as outstanding servers in the first game and Teresa Holmes as outstanding second game server. She said teamwork was the team's emphasis. Next action for the junior high girls will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Liberal against Liberal South. Change Coming For SFTL Teams Santa Fe Trail League standings are due to take a shift Friday night. The standings are now all either 10 or 0-1. Montezuma, Moscow, Rolla and Copeland are all tied for first in the league with 1-0 records in league play. On the lower half of the league standings, Deerfield, Ingalls, Ensign and Hanston are tied for fifth-place, each with a 0-1 league record. The eight-team league will have a "family night" this Friday, with each of the SFTL teams playing a league opponent. WEST 90 69 86 72 82 77 73 85 73 86 64 93 NATIONAL LEAGUE Wednesday's Results Minnesota 9, Texas 1 New York 9, Boston 6 Milwaukee 6, Baltimore 3 • Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 California 3, Chicago 0 Kansas City 4, Oakland 0 Thursday's Games Detroit (Glynn 0-3) at Cleveland (Thomas 4-3), (n) Chicago (Monroe 0-0) at California (Monge5-7), (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games Baltimore at Boston, (n) Cleveland at New York, (n) Chicago at Texas, (n) Minnesota at Kansas City, (n) Detroit at Milwaukee, (n) California at Oakland, (n) Linksters to Plains Sunday PLAINS — Preparations are being completed for the annual fall, golf tournament this Sunday. Teeoff time for the 18-hole tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run through 11 a.m. Four flights will be contested with four places in each flight receiving cash prizes. Special awards will be given and a medalist trophy will be awarded for the best score on the front nine. The grass greens are in top shape and area golfers are encouraged to come and enter the 18-hole event, tourney officials said today. Lunch will be available. ATLANTA (AP) — "You gotta be good to throw a no-hitter in the big leagues. Well, this proves it, I'm good," proclaimed John Montefusco, the brash San Francisco Giants' right-hander after throwing his gem at the Atlanta Braves Wednesday night. "I always dreamed about throwing a no- hitler, but I never thought I could. I can't believe it, I can't believe it," Montefusco said after the 9-0 triumph in which "The Count" came within a walk of a perfect game. The 26-year-old native of Long Branch, N.J., was in command all the way as his teammates had nothing but routine chances before a slim turnout of 1,369 in Atlanta's final home contest of the season. The only runner to reach base was Jerry Royster, who walked on a 3-1 count leading off the fourth inning. "He painted a pretty solid picture," said Giants Manager Bill Rigney of the 1975 National League Rookie of the Year. "That's as good a job as I've ever seen. There were nothing but routine outs, easy fly balls and grounders." "It's the greatest day of my life," said the outspoken Montefusco. "It's the perfect way to end the season. Now I can talk about it all winter." Montefusco nearly missed the start because of a congested chest. "I had to pitch because if'I didn't, (Willie) Montanez would have said I chickened out," he said. Montefusco, 16-14, said he was "up" for the game because of Montanez, a former teammate who was traded to Atlanta earlier this season. He told Montanez at the time he would not get a hit off him all year. "I was only trying to stop Willie from getting a hit. I didn't think I'd stop the whole team," said a smiling Montefusco. "Mon, tanez is a hot dog like I am, only tonight I put 'a little mustard on it." "He's a pretty good pitcher but sometimes he lets his mouth get in the way of his pitching," said Montanez. The no-hitter was only the second thrown in Atlanta Stadium since the Braves moved • South in 1966. Atlanta's Phil Niekro tossed the other one, on Aug. 5,1973 against San Diego. Montefusco, who struck out four, threw mostly fast balls and a sinker he said he learned "only a few days ago — to get Montanez out." He needed only 97 pitches and went, to three balls on only three hitters. Montefusco said he started thinking no- hitter in the second inning, said the fans yelled to him in the fifth about it, and said he spoke about it with his teammates early in the contest. "I don't believe in jinxes," he said. His only fearful moment came in the eighth when Dale Murphy lined to second baseman Marty Perez. "My heart stopped for a second. I thought it was all over until I turned around and saw it was right at Marty. In the other National League games, the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-0; the Montreal Expos whipped the New York Mets 7-2; the Philadelphia Phillies nipped the St. Louis Cardinals 6-5; the Los Angeles Dodgers stopped the Houston Astros 1-0 and the San Diego Padres defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-1.. Cubs 6, Pirates 0 Rick Monday's two-out home run in the sixth inning backed Steve Renko's five-hitter and gave Chicago its victory over Pittsburgh. Despite the loss, the Pirates clinched at least a tie for second place in the National League East when Montreal defeated New York. Expos 7, Mets 2 Wayne Garrett hit his first career grand- slam home run to pace Montreal over New York and Tom Seaver. Steve Rogers, 7-17, went all the way for the Expos, limiting the Mets to five hits. Phillies 6, Cardinals 5 Jerry Martin slammed a oneout double in the eighth inning, snapping a 5-5 tie and lifting Philadelphia over St. Louis. Martin's blow off Cardinal lefthander John Curtis, 6-11, scored pinch runner Rick Bosetti. Dodgers 1, Astros 0 Steve Garvey's 199th hit of the year produced the only run of the game as Los Angeles edged Houston behind the combined three-hi pitching of rookie Rick Sutcliffe, Stan Wall and Charlie Hough. Padres 6, Reds 1 Left-hander Brent Strom hurled a three- hitter after pitching no-hit ball for seven innings and Doug Rader blasted a grand slam home run as San Diego defeated Cincinnati. Brooks Robinson: Tears to Cheers Ronn Reynolds Mike Friede Ryan Engle Reynolds-to-Friede Produces Honors; Three Others Selected BALTIMORE (AP) — Brooks Robinson, rising to the occasion as he had countless times in the past, turned the tears to cheers. In what could be his last time at bat in Baltimore, at least in the uniform of the Orioles, Robinson singled to center and then exited to a standing ovation in Wednesday night's emotion- packed game. "It was just another ball game until it started," said the 39-year-old Robinson, who confessed he finally succumbed to the mood of .the fans who had come to bid a tentative farewell to their hero in the No. 5 jersey. "It was like a World Series game," said the veteran third baseman. "A lot of things went through my mind, and I began pressing to get a hit or to make a good play in the field." As for the many cheers of the night, culminated by the ovation when he was called back to the field after being removed for a pinch runner, Robinson said: "It wasn't a bad feeling, but I wouldn't want to go through it every game." Robinson went hitless in his first three trips, and then sliced a dying quail liner to center in the eighth. The sparse crowd of 8,119 went wild. On his way to the dugout, Robinson waved and tipped his cap. For the curtain call, he threw a kiss. Robinson, whose 2,780 games with Baltimore rank fifth on the all-time major league list and second only to Ty Cobb in the American League, wants to continue playing. But his career with the Orioles may be over. Outstanding players in Garden City Community College's 27-10 win over Pratt have been announced. Specialty team player of the Cimarron Tied In Third Place Cimarron's grid squad is now tied for third in Iroquois League play, with a 2-1 record. Ashland and Southwestern Heights are tied for first. Fowler and Protection, both with 2-1 records, are tied with Cimarron for the third spot in the 10-team league. Sports In Brief By The Associated Press BASEBALL ATLANTA — John "The Count" Montefusco of the San Francisco Giants tossed the fourth no-hitter in the major leagues this season as he shut out the Atlanta Braves 9-0. TENNIS OSAKA, Japan — Margaret Court of Australia advanced to the semifinals of a $50,000 tennis tournament, eliminating 20-year-old Rayni Fox 6-2,6-3. SAN FRANCISCO — Sixth- seeded Dick Stockton of Dallas downed John Lloyd of Great Britain 6-4, 6-1 to advance to the quarter-finals of a $125,000 international tennis tournament. NEW YORK — Chris Evert of the Phoenix Racquets was named Most Valuable Female Player and Female Rookie of the Year in World Team Tennis. Robert Hanks week is Ryan Engle. Engle is a sophomore from Great Bend who has handled the Bronc kicking duties for two years as .well as being a reserve linebacker. In last Saturday's contest the 6' 2", 209-pound player put two of his kick-offs into the end-zone. He ranks fifth among Jayhawk Juco Conference punters with a 38.6 yard average. Additionally, he has made 13 of 15 extra-point tries. Performances of the offensive back of the week and the stand-out offensive lineman are intimately related: The former is quarterback Ronn Reynolds and the latter split end Mike Friede. On the basis of the spectacular aerial show put on by those players in the Pratt game they have catapalted to the top of the league rankings " in their positions. Reynolds, a freshman from Wichita, has now hit 21 of 48 passes for 335 yards and four touchdowns. Saturday he had his best game, completing 11 of 18 for 212 yards and two touchdowns. Friede hauled in one of those TD's — a 39-yard first half strike — and six other passes for 123 yards. Among those was an near-touchdown 27- yarder that was stopped on the Pratt one-yard line. The 6' 4" freshman from Goodland now has 10 catches for 204 yards. Top defensive lineman was Rick Holman, the 6' 1", 215 pound nose guard from Lincoln. Coach Moe Cotter indicated that a quarterback sack and a fumble recovery by Holman helped make his play outstanding. Robert Hanks, the defensive back of the week, also attracted attention in a spectacular way: he prevented an early Pratt touchdown that could have given it the lead by halting Beaver Melvin Moyer on the Garden seven after a 60- yard fumble advance. Hanks is a sophomore from Wichita. This Saturday the Busters travel to Roswell, N.M. to face always-tough New Mexico Military Institute. The Institute was ranked fourth nationally in pre-season polls but has faced good competition and has won just one game in four starts. And The Rains Pouring Super Values On A Special Weekend Rick Holman Passing theFootball Okay; Not So for'People Passing* CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) - Passing should be confined to the football field and not take place in the stands where coeds are being picked up bodily and passed overhead up the rows of seats, says the University of Illinois Athletic Association. People-passing at football games has reached a dangerous level this season because coeds are being raced from the bottom to the top rows, Carol McHugh, president of Delta Zeta Sorority, said Wednesday. Susan Dempsey, a trim, 115-pounder, says she was passed and that "it was frightening. I'd look down and see a bunch of hands ready to grab me and bounce me up to the next row." Miss McHugh said her sorority supports a request mailed to all fraternities and sororities on the campus by Richard Tamburo, assistant director of the athletic association, that people-passing be stopped. "We want it stopped before someone really gets hurt," said Tamburo. Miss McHugh said people-passing is sort of traditional at Illinois football games, but "it now is getting out of hand because of the races." She thinks fraternities have scouts at the games, picking out coeds for a passing race. "They can either be girls who don't weigh much or heavier ones — as long as the weight factor is about the same," said Miss McHugh. "The race starts when a group of fellows sitting behind a coed suddenly picks her up and begins bouncing her — like a sack of potatoes — over their heads to the next row. And up she goes, maybe 75 rows," said Miss McHugh. "Someone could get hurt, either the one being bounced by falling on the concrete, or falling on somebody else. And these girls are not volunteers for this. They are picked at random. As many as 20 are being passed a game." Miss Dempsey said: "All of a sudden I was picked up and passed about 75 rows. It was frightening... I wasn't in a race at the time. It took about 10 minutes to be passed to the top because there was a pause midway up. But I'll bet in races they can pass a person up in five minutes. "It's not only dangerous and scary, but it distracts from the game," she said. 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