The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 20, 1956 · Page 6
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TTTB8DAT, MARCH W, 19W BLTTHBY1LL1 (AR1.) COURIER NEWI PAQI ELBYEH Wide Field for Possible Rookie Honors Siebern of Yanks Homers, Stengel Is Impressed By BEN OLAN The Associated Press There may not be a Ted Williams or a Robin Roberts among the freshman ballplayers showing their wares in ex hibition games. But from the likes of Pat Scantlebury, Jack Taylor, "3m Pisoni, Sam Espito, Norm Siebern, Bob McKee, Floyd Ross and Bob Tettelbach is liable to come the leading candidates for this year's Rookie of the Year citations. Scantlebury, a left-hander who won 13 games and lost 9 (or Ha vana. in 1955, gave up bnly two hits in five innings and Taylor 17-11 for High Point Thomasville of the Carolina League, yielded two in four frames yesterday in pitching the Cincinnati Redlegs to a 5-2 Victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pisoni, the Texas League's lead er in runs hatted in last year with 118, slammed two home runs, and two singles to lead the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-6 triumph over the New York Giants. An outfielder, Pisoni hit only .270 for San Antonio but he walloped 26 homers. Indiana TJ. Star Esposito, former baseball anc basketball star for Indiana Unl versity, singled to score Jim Ri vera and give the Chicago White Sox a 14-13 decision over the Kan sas City A's. The A's rallied eight runs in the ninth, tying the game, only to have Esposito spoi the comeback. A returning serviceman, Siebern continued to impress New Yor] Yankee Manager Casey Stengel He hit one ' of the Yanks' three home runs as the American League champions clobbered thi Milwaukee Braves 11-1. Joe Col lins and Bill Skowron got the oth ers. McKee, ft second baseman for Dee Moines where he hit .278 will 14, home runs, landed one of foul Cubs' homers a the Cleveland In dlans went down to their first de feat in eight games 9-5. Prank Kellert, Monte Irvin and Ernie Banks also found the range fo Chicago, which scored six times in the ninth inning. Cards ;__ Edged . ,. Ross,'a lefty who was io-lSib Chattanooga, worked four scoreless .innings t'or the Philadelphia Phillies as they edged the St. Lou- Is Cards 4-3. TetteLbach, acquired from the Yankees in the Mickey McDermott deal this winter, got two singles and a double in leading the Washington Senators to an 8-6 tri- Sox. Billy Consolo hit a grand slam homer for the Sox. Dick Williams, up from Fort Worth where he hit .317, slammed a three-run homer for the Brooklyn Dodgers as they downed the Detroit Tigers 13-10. * * * Stan Musial Breaks Out ST. PETERSBURG; FIB. wi — Stan Musial broke a slight hitting slump and the St. Louis Cardinals finally showed they can hit home runs but it wasn't enough to give them a victory yesterday. Musial, O-for-9 going into the game, staked the Cards to an early lead with a 385-foot homer in the first inning. Then Ken Boyer tagged Herm Wehmeier with a long drive with Rip Repulski on base, making it 3-1. • -. Philadelphia's Jim Westlake hit a pinch two-run homer off Willard Schmidt to tie the game in the fifth and the Phils won it in the seventh wltht he aid of two errors and & misjudged fly, 4-3. Read Courier News Classified Ads. ~i*~*£* l^J^HKW-lt^KmMh-™™ COMING BACK-VIo Werti of Cleveland ihnkei off the routine* /with * JOf »t Tucittii Aril.; c«np. 'Vic w«s hit by polio lute liut sea- ion, 1» trying to make it b»ck to Tribe's firai b««e port. ^^_^ BOXING FINALISTS — These Kelser High School students (shown with their coaches) were . finalists in the NBA Invitational Boxing Tournament held recently at Caraway. They are (front row, left to right) Edsell Brannon, pee wee, Dan Sisco, welterweight, Johnny Bradford, pee wee, (back row) Coach Douglas Kennedy, Johnny Grove, middleweight, Charles Spence, open lightweight, and Coach E. M. Halsey. Down Gothe Dukes, Up Come the Flyers By ED WILKS NEW YORK (AP) — Dayton's top-seeded Flyers, determined to go all the way for a change, move into action against Xavier of Cincinnati tonight in the final half of the quarterfinals in the National .Basketball tournament. Defending, champion Duquesne and fourth-seeded Niagara already are among the missing. The Daytons, who three times have wound up second best in the NfT, and Xavier go at it for the third time this season in the nightcap of the Madison Square Garden double-header. Third-seeded St. Joseph's of Philadelphia plays Seton Hall in the opener. Th Dayton-Xavier winner will meet little St. Francis of Brooklyn, which ousted Niagara with sheer hustle 74-72 in overtime last night, in Thursday's semifinals The oilier semifinal will pair the St. Joseph's-Seton Hall survivor against second-seeded Louisville, which looked a bit- shshhy but clicked when it had to in eliminating Duquesne 84-72. Blew Late Lead Scrappy St. Francis blew an 8- point lead with 3 minutes left in regulation time because of a reluctance to play it safe, but finally got home free on a jump shot by George Fox with 4 sec. onds left in the overtime. It was the lone score of the 5 minute extra session after an un- accustomed freeze-up for 3Vi minutes by the Terriers. Louisville didn't look at its best. But when Duquesne, led as ever by All America S< r- back to come within one point of the Cardinals mt^\..^ . one! half, Louisville closed ranks to barge into a 67-57 edge that settled matters. Green held scoreless from the field by an assortment of defenders for 13 minutes, was high for the game with 24 points. Fights Last Nighf By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New York — Rinzi Nocero, 164. Brooklyn, outpointed Said Khel- fa, 18914. Algeria, 10 Johannesburg — Willie Toweel, 129'/ 2 , South African, stopped Hubert Bssakow, 127-y4, South Africa, 11. Tyler, Tex. — Jackie Blair, 133, Dallas, stopped Hector Bac quetts, 135, New Orleans, 3 American League umpire Larry Napp is a New York State boxing referee during the off-season. Pressure Grows But Vinegar Bend Remains Placid By JOE REICHLER ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Mizell, the pitcher the St. Louis Cardinals are rely- ng on to boost them into the iirst division, is well aware of ;he mounting pressure but if he's worried he doesn't show The tall, gangling southpaw fireballer can't help but know what is expected of him .He's reminded of it by practically every visiting reporter. "Frank Lane says the club is counting a great deal on your coming through," a man tells him. "Does all that pressure bother you?" "No. sir," says Mizell. "Fred Hutchinson says you ought to win 20. What do you think?" "I'd like to win 30," he replies, but I'll settle for every victory I get." Listens Respectfully That's the pattern of almost every interview. The easy-going country boy from Vinegar Bend, Ala., listens' to all questions respectfully and replies to them good-naturedly. "I don't mind the question," he said in his slow, Southern draw "The boys don't mean no harm All I can say though is that I hope to live up to all those expectations. But I don't pay no mind to ai: this talk about me. It don't bothei me one bit. The way I see it is this way. Either I either got it or I ain't. And I know I'm a better pitcher now than I was before : went into service." Wildness was Mizell's bigges' handicap before he left the ards for the Army in 1954. Despite thai he won 23 and lost 19 over a two- CARTJTHERSVILLE TIGERS — These boys wore the colors of Caruthersville High School dulling the 1955-56 basketball season. They are (front row, left to right) Gerald Clayton, Harold Gortner, Bob Bartholomew, Den'nie Green, Billy Collins, Morris Patterson, (second row) CHff Edgerton, George Cook, Chuck Grooms, Billy Sawyer, Jerry Thompson, Coach Joe Parkinson, (back row) Jerry Britton, Jimmy. Michie, Larry Baraett and Manford Lauck. (Photo by Sanders) LangeWins'Y' Softball Opener After several delays due to inclement weather, the "Y" Fifth Grade Softball league got under way yesterday afternoon at Little Park with Lange handing the Sudbury team a 12-4 defeat. Tommy Hastings started on the mound for the winners and got credit for the win, although John Foly pitched the third. Together they allowed Sudbury 6 hits while their mates were pounding starter Jerry flargett and reliefer Bill Roush for 13 safeties. Hastings also helped his cause with two home runs. year span. Most of his time at Ft. McPherson was spent practicing control. Pod res' Navy Bed Is Too'Soft' BAINBRIDGE, Md. 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