The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 26, 1976 · Page 8
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Palmer remembers rookie catcher Wynegar, Twins stop Orioles BLOOMINGTON.Minn. (AP) - Jim Palmer, meet Butch Wynegar. Everybody remotely interested in baseball has probably heard about Palmer, the veteran pitching star of the Baltimore Orioles. Even the rookie Minnesota catcher made it a point for an introduction to Palmer at a Little League banquet at Wynegar's Red Lion, Pa., hometown in January. The two met again Sunday and the 20-year-old Wynegar slammed a solo home run and the switch-hitting Wynegar, who blasted a ninth inning game-winning homer April 18 off the Yankee's Jim "Calfish" Hunter. "He (Wynegar) challenges you," said Palmer, now 3-2. "I got behind him, but he hit 78 CLUB-These three Fergus Falls golfers lired 78's in Ite annual Otter High School Golf In- vitaliooal Saturday held at Pebble Lake. Fergus vtoutheZO-schoo! invite with a 401 team score. From the lefl are: Mike Norby, Wade N'oack and Fred Evensoo. This was the Otters' opening meet (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) Solid pitching paces Reds, Pirates victories By BRUCE LOWnr AP Sports Writer John Candelaria was in mid- season form. He went a solid nine innings. Don Gullett was in midsea son form, too. He went a solid six, then got the hook. Candelam, Pittsburgh's rangy young left-hander, stifled San Francisco on a measly two hits Sunday and — surprising even himself — shut out the Giants 3-0. Gullett, Cincinnati's strong young lefl-nanfcr, shut out Montreal for six innings on just five hits, then Manager Sparky Amierson, alias Cap'n Hook, League Notes Ponsford 1 3 6 Vergas 10 3 2 Winning pitcher was Bob Schmidt and Rick Scrnenberg. Corliss 14 11 3 Deer Creek 10 9 5 Winning pitcher was Bruce Hendricla and Glenn Roberts. Homestead 956 Richville 21 16 6 Winning pitcher was Jim Wells and Dick Wegscheid. Perham 4 6 1 Dent 1 5 3 Winning pitcher was Dave Burgau and Bryan Kumpsula. Countryside league notes: On May 16, Richville will play at Dent at 2 p.m. On June 27, Dent will play at Richville at 2 p.m. came along and gave the ball to Pat Darcy ... who gave up two more hits in the final three innings of the Reds' 7-0 victory over the Expos. In Sunday's other National League games, New York beat Houston 4-2, St. Louis stifled San Diego 3-1, Atlanta edged Philadelphia 4-3 and Los Angeles defeated Chicago 5-4 in 10 innings. Candelaria gave up only one legitimate hit, Willie Montanez' double in the fifth inning. The other was a first-inning fluke, when shortstop Frank Taveras lost Bobby Murcer's pop-up in the sun. "Mor.tar.ez hit a good pitch, a fastball inside," Candelaria conceded. And he admitted he didn't expect to be around at the end of the game. "I was surprised 1 could go nine. The cool weather at Candlestick helped. The Pirates gave him all the help he needed with six hits and three runs in the fifth inning, starting with Willie Stargell's third homer of the year. Rcfc 7, Expos ( Gulk;t. in his first start of the year, got the bulk o! his support from Johnny Bench and Dave Concepcion, each of whom hit his second homer of the year. "1 wasn't really consistent with iny fastball the way I wanted to be," Gullett said. "I had some good pitches, with the exception of a real good fastball. 1 didn't break a sweat the whole game. I had good location on my pitches. That's what 1 was happy about, that and some good off-speed stuff." Mets 4, Astros 2 Houston's Joe Niekro wild- pitched home New York's tie- breaking run in the eighth inning and Ron Hodges singled for another one, then Ken Sanders' who had replaced Mets' starter Jon Matlack in the seventh, made the runs stand up. Cards 3, Padres 1' Willie Crawford drove in two runs for the Cardinals with a homer and a sacrifice fly, and John Curtis struggled thro'jgh nine innings by scattering 10 San Diego hits for his first victory of the season. St. Louis scored in the second when left fielder Johnny Grubb dropped Reggie Smith's fly ball for a three-base error and Crawford hit his fly ball. In the fifth, Crawford homered, Ron Fairly walked Don Kessinger doubled. Mike Ivie homered in the ninth for the Padres. Braves 3, Phillies 2 Atlanta's Dave May hadn't had a hit all year — until Larry Cristenson tried to slip one too many fastballs past him. The results was a two-run homer in the sixth inning that beat the Phils. Dodgers 5, Cubs 4 Us Angeles put together its first two-game winning streak of the young season — and it took an unearned run in the I Oth inning to get it. Ted Sizemore was safe when first baseman Andre Thornton niggled a throw by shortstop Dave Roselk). John Hale bunted him to second and he scored on Ron Cey's single to center field. Henry Cruz hit his first major league homer for the Dodgers, a three-run shot. Otter golfers win 20-sctiool invitational Fergus' prep golf team fought off cold, rain and high winds Saturday to earn the top spot in the school 1 s ann ual Otter Golf Invitational at Pebble LaXe Golf Course. Led by Wade Noaek, Fred Evenson and Mike Norby with It's, Fergus posted a 401 team score, besting second-place Grand Forks Red River by 12 strokes. Marty Berg, Wahpeton, was the medalist, firing a 77 on the par 72, 6,469 yard course. Other Fergus scores were Dave Phillips with a 83, Steve Phillips had a 84, and Brian Armstrong came in a 90. Golf Team Results Fergus Falls 401, Grand Forks Red River 413, Ada 471, Bemidji 420, Thief River Falls 427, Wahpelon 427, Detroit Lakes 429, Barnesville 429, Shanley 434, Fosston 440, Valley City 441, Grand Forks Central 445, Park Rapids 455, East Grand Forks 457, Perham 458, Wheaton 477, West Fargo 494, Pelican Rapids 498, Brainerd 502. Five Fergus wrestlers advance in AAU MOORHEAD — Five wrestlers representing the Fergus Falls AAU Club advanced Saturday from the District AAU Wrestling Tournament held at Moorhead. The five wrestlers were Rolf Blom, Marvin Henderson, Gary Hexum, Clint Yale and Keith Streeter. These wrestlers will now compete in the Staples Tournament this Saturday. All told, there were 389 wrestlers competing at Moorhead Saturday. 2 lead, and reliever Tom Burgmeier didn't need any more help in the longest pitching stint of his nine-year major game-winning single propelling pitches a lot of guys don't." the Twins to a 7-2 victory over Wynegar's fifth inning single the slumping Orioles. O ff Palmer gave the Twins a 3" Sure, I remember that banquet," said Palmer, who was tagged for a dozen hits and gave up six earned runs before departing in the eighth inning. "A carpenter I know had asked me to speak at the banquet and he introduced me to this kid (Wynegar) he'dbeentellingme about." Wynegar was an instant sensation in the minor leagues following his graduation from high school 22 months ago. His hometown followers were sure he'd soon be in the majors. "1 ienwmber Palmer said, '1 hope he's right-handed,' " said league career. "I've never gone that long before," said Burgmeier. "The weather was cool and I didn't throw a whole lot of pitches." Burgmeier was nearly perfect after taking over from starter Joe Decker with the base: loaded and one out in the first inning. Decker, who had already walked four Oriole batters, surrendured a run on a sacrafice fly by Ken Singleton. Burgmeier quickly got Doug DeCinces to force Paul Blair at Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) loirnai Hon., April 26,1976 "|fi In New Orleans Open Testing three-foot putt nails Ziegler win NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A nasty, testing little three-foot putt on the final hole nailed down the victory for larry Ziegler. But the happy-go-lucky guy actually won the New Orleans Open with four strokes of the wedge earlier in the week. "1 chipped in four times for the week — twice on Thursday and twice on Saturday," Ziegler said after he'd holed that last tough putt Sunday (or a 70 and a one-stroke decision over Victor Regalado. "That's a difference of maybe eight strokes. That's what won the golf tournament. You can go for two months without chipping in, and then 1 do it four times in a week. Those four strokes were really the difference." But those four strokes didn't ease the pressure of the last one. Ziegler, who'd started the final round with a two-stroke lead, held the advantage throughout the warm, sunny day but saw it cut to a single shot by Regalado's six-toot birdie putt on the 16th hole. He still led by one when he stood in the middle of the 18th green. Regalado had just finished his regulation, two-putt par and had his 13 under par total safely recorded. Now Ziegler, a 10-year journeyman, needed to get down in • two from 25 feet to score only his third victory. He lagged up his first putt, and it stopped some three feet short. "The crowd went, 'ohhhh, ahhhh.' Th°y were telling me something. They were telling me I'd left it short and 1 was in trouble, but, hell, 1 knew that," he said. As he surveyed that tough one "my heart was in overtime," he said. "I just told myself, 'Go ahead and hit it - the worst you can do is miss it. r " But Ziegler made it, finishing off a 274 total, 14 under par on the 7,080-yard Lakewood Country Club course. Regalado's closing 69 left him one stroke back at 275. British Open champion Tom Watson matched the course record with a 54 that Bruins, Flyers earn semi-finals in playoffs lifted him into third place at 276. Watson, however, started the final round eight shots back and never really got in the title hunt. Jack Nicklaus shot himself out of it early in the day. He flailed away to a double bogey seven — his third double bogey in nine holes, going back to Saturday's third round — was six shots back and never really recovered. He finished with a 69 and 278 along with defending champion Billy Casper, Jim Colbert, Lee Elder, Gene Littler and Gibby Gilbert. Gilbert and Littler had dosing 68s, Colbert, Casper and Elder 70s. Hubert Green matched par 72 as the playing partner of Ziegler and Regalado and was at 279. New orlesni open GoH n-ml en in* ;.MOy«fd. Latrwooa Covrtrv Cljfc L*nr Zitglir, WiXOO a»U. Vic R«tfkdo. IW.fW **«. Tom witun, 111.4U an John JYU1*Htf. «,«• C*ey CUMfl. 15.TM Co&ert. 1S.« 6B i? 74 *:-3rt «<17I7)-7H b£CS' the plate and Brooks Robinson (lied to right ending the threat. "Looks like we've found another starter," said Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven as he congratulated Burgmeier after the game. DeCinces, who cracked a fourth-inning homer to account for the tone run off Burgmeier, also had a single and double against the veteran southpaw reliever. Burgmeier, however, allowed only two other singles is winning his first decision of .the year. "There's no sense in worrying," said Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver. "We're not getting the hitting no*', but it'll come. We've got to get back to .500 and then go from there." The Orioles have now dropped 8 of their last 10 games dropping into last place in the American League East. [jirry Hisle, who came into the game with a .153 batting average and no extra bases hits, lined a three-run homer to cap off a four-run eighth against Palmer putting the game out of reach. "You can slow good hitters down, but you can't stop them," said Minnesota Manager Gene Maudi. "The past record says the Twins will hit and I believe we'll hit. If they don't, there isn't a thing I can do about it." Minnesota relievers have figured in all five Twins victories. Bill Campbell blanked the Orioles on two hits in the final 5 and 2-3 innings Saturday in a nationally-televised 2-1 victory over the Orioles in 14 innings. "We can't win without him," said Maucii, about Campbell, who has a 2-1 record with 2 saves and a 2.25 earned run average. The Twins, who are in fifth place in the A.I.. West with a 57 record, resume action at home Tuesday against Cleveland. Dave Goltz, 0-1, is scheduled to open for Minnesota against the Indians' Jim Bibby, 1-0. Baltimore returns home to meet California Tuesday night openinganll-gamchomestand. Ei-nSffiF 1ICS BcM&ckti i 1 I C Mor all 1 0 0 C H iJ^II 1131 B'.VCI a joe ca-tAiD o2C GrlrJidh 1015 B-'*v-:rjn i •* o S'ng-fonri J C 0 1 *,«tq.v c 133 Mjuilb J 0 0 3 FordM 1 I 0 Hjrcr Ib 1090 McKt v 3= 110 D*Cin<«?0 t 1 J 1 BiiCi-iJt) I 1 I eHOD'nwiJb 4 0 0 3 DTl.T.psrtii 0 1 I ODuncanc * 0 G C Deckerp 0 C 0 3el*ngefM 3 C I 0 Ejfgn-.eJ'c 000 Pj^merc . 0 C 0 C FijMjanp 303C Tdal « J 5 ? Ten- 1) J l] 7 BUTiwai-e 1H1MM*—.1 M.MWOIJ »;; lilNi—T E-OeCirces, fl Rtt ; mon OP-Sa - li mor* J. *,'.T--^WU 1 LOB BJ I.TWe 6 S'Toesela W 13-OC'rx.ei HR-Oe C rx« (II, Viynevir tf j. G<*ri (U. S3-- Btnb/r, Biiji S-WtKar. SF-Snq* ton. B'Sjn IP K R E« BBSO Pjlner [L.lll 71 3 13 7 4 S 1 In NBA playoffs Cavs out to hustle Bullets off of court By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer The supernatural powers of hexes, pyramids and lucky ties were no match for good, solid all-around hockey. That's why the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers are headed for the National Hockey 1-eague's playoff semifinals and the Los Angeles Kings are skating into summer with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Bruins hadn't won a seven-game playoff series since 1941, when they beat Toronto in seven games and went on to win the Stanley Cup from the But after falling behind 2-1, the two-time defending champion Flyers roared back with four goals within 3:16 on their way to a 7-3 triumph over Toronto. Sittler - - pyramids, lucky tie and all — didn't score at all. Thus the best-of-seven semifinals will begin Tuesday night with the New York Islanders visiting Montreal and the Bruins at Philadelphia against the Flyers. Katelle, always a gracious team player, refused credit for Boston's W) triumph — even though he scored two goals and Detroit Red Wings. But in their set up the other, seventh game against the Kings "No one player is going to win a game," he said after RvThe Associated Press The Cleveland Cavaliers, dancing their way through the National BasketbailAssocialicn playoffs, arc doing Ihe hustle the way it's supposed to be done. And if they keep it up tonight, they'll hustle high-powered Washington right off the court and step into the semifinals. The Cavaliers, in the playoff for the first lime in their six- year history, lead the Bullets 32 in the best-of-seven series, thanks to dashing Dick Snyder. who ran into foul trouble but still managed to run up 26 points in Cleveland's fifth game victory Thursday night, a 92-3! In tenant's other quarterfinal playoff, the Golden Slate \Varriors. the MSA's defending champions and the vsinninccs: team in the le^iie this seas.-:;, take a 2-! lead into Game Four in Detroit. Tr.e Warriors ran away from the Pis'.ons in the fourth peri'Xl Ia;t Saturday and won '.]}-%. In Sunday's t'« p'.ayaffi. Buffalo boat Boston :^-OS for its first victory in three pmcs against the Celtics ar.d St'a'.tle stayed alive with a 114-1M victory over Phct-nix. The Suns lead .V2 in that series, which resumes Tuesdav night in Phoer.-.x. R-.s'.or. Ls at Buffalo again Widr.esday n;ght The Warriors figure to sties «ilh their winning formula against l\-:r.iit - smothtriK Pistons' center Bob l-anif r. He had 2.1 pcurits and !6 rebounds in Saturday's game but only six points and three rebounds in the second half. "Tney were double and triple teamir.g me in the second half," laniersaid. "Wehad the open shots but weren't hitting them and that's a 15-foot snot, the kind a professional team should make." Phil Smith led Golden State with 34 points and Jamaal Wilkes. who had just two points in the first three quarters, added 15 in the final period. Randy Smith scored 29 points r.nd and Bob McAdoo added 24 for Buffalo in Sunday's victory over Boston, but both said Er- nie DiGregorio deserved the credit. "He got everyone moving," McAdoo said, and Smith said: "He gave me some good passes, and when Ernie's moving the ball like that, it's tough for any team in the league to beat us." Bruce Seals' 28 points, 14 in the final period, and Fred Brown's 21 led Seattle past the Suns. Phoenii, which had managed a 61-61 lie early in the second half, was then oulscored 10-2 by the SuperSonics and never recovered. Sunday night, the natural talent of veteran Jean Ratelle and a 15-save shutout by Gilles Gilbert helped break the four- series, 35-year Boston hex. The Maple Leafs had given praise to the mysterious plastic pyramids they had placed in the dressing room and arena after getting five goals from Darryl Sittler and beating Phil adelphia 8-5 Thursday night to set up Sunday night's deciding contest. Sittler, who had worn his lucky tie to the rink and placed his sticks under a pyramid before the game Thursday, promised to do the same Sunday. scoring his sixth and seventh goals and adding his fifth assist. "I'm no Bobby Orr or Phil Esposito. 1 don't dominate a game. I'm just a guy tying to do a job with my teammates, that's all." Bruins 3, Kings 0 Los Angeles defenseman Bob Murdoch was in the penalty bo* when the 35-year-old Ratelle jammed in Ken Hodge's rebound at 9:42 of the first period. Murdoch was serving another penalty — a five-minute major for drawing blood with a high stick — at 12:21 when Hodge sent a short blast past Kings goalie Rogatien Vachon. Ratelle closed out the scoring in the third period, breaking in with a pass from defenseman Darryl Edestrand and blasting a rare slap shot into the net off Vachon's legpads. Flyers 7, Maple Leafs 3 The Maple Leafs, boosted by the sixth-game triumph, went up in flames during the first 10 minutes of the middle period at Philadelphia. Rookie Flyers center Mel Bridgman scored twice and Don Saleski and Ross Lonsberry added the other goals in the explosion. "The pressure in the first 10 minutes in the second period in this building is unbelievable," said Toronto goalie Wayne Thomas after the Maple Leafs' winless string in Philadelphia was increased to 16 games since Dec. 19,1971. Thus ended the series which saw the home team win every game, saw four Flyers players arrested in Toronto, and saw a total of nearly 500 penally minutes. SPORT SHORTS The Ruthless, won by Secret Lanvin at Aqueduct in February, was named after Ruthless who as a three-year-old filly won the 1867 Travers stakes at Saratoga. 2 3 I I! 0 111 i I I Pi'nxt fF(X31 T-3 7 0 3 C ANNUAL MEETING Fergus Falls Skating Fund Monday, May 10 - 7:30 p.m. at Otter Tail Power Company 210 E. Lincoln (OMS&LStoreBldg.) NEW Honest Pleasure favored in Derby LOUISVILLE. AP i-Honest Pleasure was the IdM of the e:chl probable starters to arrive at Churchill Do.ans for r.exl Saturday's Kentucky Derby but is expected to be the first across the finish line for the first leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. H-r.est Pieasure. cwr.ed by Ikrl Firestone, vsas vanned hire S'^nr'av from Ket-r-eiand •.^.crc last Thursdav h? strengthened his favorite role b\ capturing the Blue Grass Slakes fc-r his ninth straight triumph. KxporLs figure the l : i-rr.ile f>:-rbv as a two-horse race w.lh Koiif Forbes, the Wood Mc- nr.nrii iur.n-.T owned b> K. K'.d7;i!u<v Ti7f.l af Puerto Rico, 6sthfsff^r,d(r»:co. M. ^ritiir.c. a surprise starter poppet! ir.'.n the Dvrb) picture Sunday when Anwr.0 u.is civcn the i;reen liiir. by nur^r James C. Irvin, a I,ouisvil[e real estate broker. Amar.o, a 200-1 Derby shot when the winter book opened, rallied from last place in a four-horse field to win the Stepping Stone Purse as Churchill Downs opened its spring meeting. "As things stand now. we're going to try it," trainer Jim Padgett, trainer of Amano, said. "I'm pretty good at handicapping the Derby. And in this one we've got two speed horses. Honest Pleasure and Bold Forbes. "When that happens, one of them is going to kill the other off and a horse that can stay in there — and I've got no doubt that mine can - has a good ihar.ce."said Padgett. Amano was 12th in the Arkansas Derby but has three victories, two seconds and two thirds in 10 starts this year, larry Melancon. who rode Amano in the Stepping Stone, would ride again in the Derby. Amano was clocked in 1:244-5 over a fast track for the seven furlongs, more than three seconds off the slakes record. Padgett is hoping Amano can duplicate the feat of Majestic Prince 11969) and Cannondade (19H) who won both the Stepping Stone and the Derby. O'.vners of R.C. Krickil decided against shipping that colt here after a disappointing showing Saturday at Thistledown. The remainder of the field for the Derby shaped up as E.G. Cashman'sEltKulkinist.FJmen- dorf's Play The Red, C.R. Jarrell's Inca Roca, Entremont SlaWe's Cojak, and Balmak Stable's On The Sly. If eight go in the JI25,000-added test for J- year-olds, it would match the 1969 running as the smallest since Citation's big year in 1948. The Derby Trial, a one mile lest, is set for Tuesday, and could produce another Derby starter, although experts don't figure it's likely. However, not too many observers thought the Stepping Stone would yield a Derby starter. In the Trial, Bwamazon Farm's Pastry, second twice at Keeneland this year a nd winner of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes last year, is a possibility and carries high weight of 122 pounds. Elocutionist, the Arkansas Derby winner, worked six furlongs in 1:15 Sunday while Bold Forbes and Play The Red, fourth in the Wood, took leisurely gallops. NOTICE OF MEETING OF FERGUS FALLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION TO BE HELD MONDAY, MAY 17 - 7:30 P.M. AT OTTER TAIL POWER CO. DISTRICT OFFICE (OldSiLStore Building) Our most powerful super lightweight • Poweilul 2.3 cu. in. engine zips through an 8 inch log in seconds • Anlivibration system greatly reduces engine and cutting vibration • New Chain Brake stops Ihe moving chain ,n milliseconds to reduce the hazard from "kick back" • Saves money on firewood. Ireo pruning, teating. and more • Super quiet mulfler • Automatically oils its own 14" bar and chain • Weighs only 9V? 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