The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on April 29, 1976 · Page 14
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Fergus Falls, Minnesota
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Thursday, April 29, 1976
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Cleveland sweeps Minnesota 2-0 Indians blank Twins 9-0 AIMING FOR BATTING TITLE - These three Otter baseball playen are aimlig for die VK Fergus Falls prep batting title. Wayne Anderson, left, is hitting .383, Brad Bice Ij at .538 and Dave Anderson supports a .3*4 average for the 1-3 Otter baseball club. As a team Fergus Is hitting .250 oo the season. The Otters travel to GlyndOfl-FelUra for a two-game series Saturday, May 1. The first game begins at 12:30p.m. (Journal photo by Brace Bakke) Messersmith loser Mets zip Braves 3-0 By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Andy Messersmith is still out there pitching — but doesn't look like a million dollars yet. "I'm very disappointed at the way things are going for me," says the high-priced right- hander. "I'm not putting the ball where I want to. The point of this game is to win. What good is it if you-don't win?" So far, Messersmilh hasn't repaid the Atlanta Braves a fraction of his million-dollar contract. Wednesday, he continued to meet failure with a 3-0 loss to the New York Mets. "I had terrible control," said Messersmith, who has an M record in four appearances with Atlanta, Dave Kingman hit one of Messersmith's pitches for a three-run homer, his ninth homer of the young baseball season. In the other National League games, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San F^ncisco Giants Young hopes to upset Muhammad Ali By ED SCHUYLER JR. AP Sports Writer LANDOVER, Md. (AP) "I've got a fight next month, the 25th, in Munich, Germany, against a big bad English guy," said Muhammad Ali. The heavyweight champion was talking about Richard Dunn two days before fighting Jimmy Young Friday night in the Capital Centre - a fight almost everybody but Young expects him to win. "Don't let my record fool you just because I don't have a lot of knockouts," said Young, who has a 17-4-2 mark with just five knockouts in a pro career dating back to 1969. "You all have been around boxing a long time," he said to reporters. "Haven't you heard of upsets?" Yerndaie wins . PRC track tourament NEW YORK MILLS - Vemdale prep boys and girls captured Park Region Conference track titles Wednesday afternoon. Verndale boys won with 157 points, New York Mills followed with 127, Battle Lake had VI, Homing had 47, Menahga had 40, Sebeka had 25, Parkers Prairie had 15 and Bertha- Hev.itt finished with 14 points. The Verndale girls won with 119 points, Battle Lake followed with 101, New York Mills had 62, Henning had 66, Bertha- Hewitt had 53. Sebeka had 42 and Parkers Prairie ended with 2 points. Four league standards were set in the day-long meet. Verndale's Jim (arr set a record in the two-mile with a time of 10:28, Sebeka's Tom Parry rewrote the pole vault mark at 11'9". Battle Lake's Mark Hustad set a high hurdles record with a time of: 15.64. and Verndale's Bruce Gadas set a new mark in the low hurdles with his time of :20.9. The 27-year-old Young completed his training with Ihrec good rounds of sparring against Mike Koranicki and then watched Ali work out.. "Spying on me," shouted Ali when he saw Young. "Tryin 1 to figure out what kind of whupp- ing you're gonna get?" Ali spouted poetry, posed and postured, much to the delight of a crowd, which paid f4 apiece, to jam the hotel ballroom training site. But he did little else — some shadow boxing, rope skipping and work on the heavy bag — to the chagrin of at least one fan. "1 spent part of my unem- ' p!oyment check to see you," shouted a man. "Now you take off that robe and get into the ring and do something." The request went unanswered. Ali is getting $1.6 million for his 18th title fight while Young , is getting a purse of $75,000, by far the largest of his career, and $10,000 in expenses. "It means the heavyweight championship. It means I'll be on top in the heavyweight division," said Young of his title shot. "Most of all it means money." Young has been a fulitime fighter for just five months. Before that he worked as a truck driver, welder, construction worker and longshoreman while he pursued a boxing career plagued by managerial problems. He was a longshoreman when he outpointed Ron Lyle in February 1975 in the fight which is (he main reason he got a title shot. "This is gonna be a good fight," said Young. "I promise you." Another fighter who put in a hard workout was Ken Norton, who said he expects to get a championship chance against Ali sometime in September. Norton will fight Ron Slander in a scheduled 12-round bout which will go on before the Ali- Young match. Both fights will be televised live by ABC beginning at 9 p.m., EOT. 4-2 in 16 innings, the Philadelphia Phillies nipped the Cincinnati Heds 7-6; the Houston Astros beat the Montreal Expos 6-4 in the first game of a doubleheader before losing the second 8-7; the Chicago Cubs stopped the San Diego Padres 65 and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1. Kingman slammed his homer in the first inning and Craig Swan made the lead stand up with a splendid five-hit, 11- strikeout performance. Cardinals 4, Giants 2 Rookie Doug Oarey hit a two- run homer in the 16th inning in his second major league at-bat to give St. Louis a marathon victory over San Francisco. Clarey pinch-hit for Mike Proly, 1-0, the fifth St. Louis pitcher, who was credited with the victor)'. Phillies 7, Reds 6 Jay Johnstone's two-run, first-inning double and Bob Boone's three-run homer in the fifth triggered Philadelphia over Cincinnati. The Reds took a 3-0 lead in the first inning off Phillies' starter Jim Lonborg on Joe Morgan's three-run homer, but the Phillies wiped it out in a hurry. They tied the game in their half of the first, moved ahead in the second and sewed it up in the fifth inning. Hiustoa 6-7, Montreal 4-8 Leon Roberts' three-run homer in a four-run first inning helped Houston beat Montreal in the first game of their doubleheader. Pinch-hitter Jose Morales singled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning as Montreal rallied 'to take the Cubs S, Padres 5 Rick Monday drove in four runs with a homer and a double to spark Chicago over San Diego. Monday got the Cubs headed toward their second straight victory over the Padres in the second inning when his fifth homer of the year highlighted a three-run Chicago rally of f San Diego starter Randy Jones. In the fourth, Monday- rapped a two-run double to extend the Chicago lead to 6-0 and knock Jones from the box. Dodgers 2, Pirates 1 Ron Cey slugged a one-out home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to break' a 1-1 lie and send Los Angeles past PitUburg for its fifth straight victory. Burl Hooton, 1-2, earned his first victory by scattering six hits and striking out nine. Jerry Reuss, 2-2, took the loss. By BRENT KALLESTAD AP Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - The Cleveland Indians are murder on Minnesota's Bert Blyleven. The Indians, who have a 9-1 record against Blyleven, drove Spartans defeated twice 8-3,5-3 BRAINERD - "We are playing well mechanically but when we hit we don't pitch and when we pilch well, we don't hit. A team average of .139 sums up our troubles," said FFCC baseball coach Dave Retzlaff following his team's double loss to Brainerd Wednesday. Brainerd defeated Fergus Falls 8-3 in the opener and 5-3 in the second seven-inning Northwest Divisional contest. Al Kangas led Fergus at 2- fof-4 at the plate and he scored three runs in the two games. Neil Brendmoen was the losing pitcher in the opener and Ike Kangas was tagged for the second loss. This Saturday FFCC hosts Crookston at 1 p.m. on the Fergus Falls Junior High School diamond. I First Game) Fergus Falls 000 030 0-3 61 Brainerd 006 110 *« 11 2 Neil Brendmoen (LP), Tim Martinson (5) and Blaine Ecker; TomMarlin (WP) and Lonnie Lape. (Second Game) Fergus Falls Oil 100 0-3 4 1 Brainerd 120 002 x-5 6 3 Ike Kangas (LP) and Elaine Ecker; Bob Todd (WP) and Randy Bates. the Twins right hander to the showers in just over four innings Wednesday, routing Minnesota M to sweep a two-game series. "It seemed like he was throwing good, but we just kept hitting him," said deceland's Rick Manning, who homered, doubled and singled to drive in three runs. "He made a good pitch on the home run ball. It was low and in, but I just got lucky." Blyleven, now 1-2, saw his earned run average rocket from 1.87 to 3.79 after being tagged for 11 hits and all the Cleveland runs. "I never got the ball down," said the 25-year-old Blyleven. "I just got smoked." While Cleveland bats hammered loudly, Indians pitchers Dennis Eckersley . and Don Hood combined on a four-hit shutout with Eckersley going the first six innings to even his record at 2-2. "I guess i! helps when you're going against someone who's going bad," Eckersley said in reference to his pitching oppo- nent. "It also helps when you gel nine runs as fast as we did today." The 21-year-old Eckersley stopped the Twins on a pair of meek singles to extend a personal scoreless sting to 15 consecutive innings before giving way to Hood. He shut out Oak- Journal SPORTS fergHS Fills (Ma.) Janrial Thurs., April 29,1976 14 Roberts at his best in hurling Tigers to victory BOWLING SCORES SH CITIZENS 3 high bowlers: Leonard Larson SIM CarlStadsvold 4R Ben Bath 448 FERGUS CLASSIC Winning Team: Northern Aire Lanes 5 high bottlers: G. Kruger(2«2-222-211) (39 Le»Jensen(200-23C) (27 DaveSpies|204-22() SH MaxMontz(2l4-2>3) 5J1 Jack Hotrhkissj 226) 88 HIT OR MISS Leading Team: Dally Journal S high bowlers: G. Hopper(210-222-223) SS5 GaryFroehlich(Z99-234) (04 DaveLerfaU{243-211) 5S DaveSteinbach(2<E-2<n) Ml SteveSander<213) 5JO ROSENBLATTS Leading lean: No. 5 3 high bowlers: Sandy Zent 912 Patty Nettestad 452 VickiDohrer 449 By HERSCHEL NISSESSON AP Sports Writer Now hear this, you Oakland A's: You have seen Mr. Roberts at his very best. "I don't think 1 can pitch any better," Dave Roberts, a 31- year-oW left-hander, said after limiting hard-hitting Oakland to two hits and one unearned run in pitching the Detroit Tigers to an 8-1 victory Wednesday. Glenwood net team defeats Fergus 5-0 GLENWOOD - "Maybe that's just what they needed was to get zapped once," said Fergus prep tennis coach J. Arthur Johnson after watching his team defeated at Glenwood M Wednesday. Dean Johnson, Fergus 1 number singles, was defeated 65,64; Steve Hatchner lost 7-6, 1-6; and Tim Kappahahn lost 62, won 6-3 and lost the third set 6-2. Both of Fergus' doubles team were 'defeated yesterday at Glenwood. Temis Results Siagks 1. Dave Bromseth (G) beat Dean Johnson (FF) M, 6-». 2. Dean Hanson (G)) beat Steve Hatchner (FF) 7-6,7-6.3. Dave Peters beat Tim Kapphahn (FF) 6-2, M, 6-2. ' Doubles 1. Paul Eastberg and Bryan Benson (G) beat Joel Stahlberg and Mitch Preston (FF) 64,7-6. 2. Jim Wolf and' Dean Salmonsin beat Craig Woolson and Steve Armstrong (FF) 6-1, 4-6,6-4. It was the second triumph by the newly acquired Roberts over Oakland this season and raised his record to 34), all complete games. His earned- run-average is 1.00 and he has allowed just 13 hits in 27 innings. Oakland's only hits off Roberts were an infield single by Bert Campaneris in the third inning and Ken McMulkn's gift double in the ninth, a routine fly ball that left fielder Alex Johnson failed to catch. The Tigers jumped on Mike Norris arid Dick Bosnian for six runs in the third inning. Johnson tripled for one run, then Willie Horton and Jason Thompson singled in a run apiece. After a single by Aurelio Rodriguez, John Wockcr.- fuss doubled in another, Tom Veryzer's infield single brought home the fifth run and Gary Sutherland hit a sacrifice fly. Nibbing man wins title WINNIPEG (AP) - Bruce Roberts of Hibbing, Minn., who won the world curling championship last month, walked off with top prize money of $19,000 Tuesday night in winning the CBC curling classic. Roberts defeated the defending curling classic champion, Jim Ursel of Montreal, twice Tuesday in the A and B side finals to avoid a playoff in the event Ursel, the Quebec Orioles 4, Angels 2 A surprise double steal and Brooks Robinson's run-producing double helped Baltimore score three fifth-inning runs as the Orioles finally gave Ken Holtzman some batting support. After the Angels' tied the scoreinthetcpofthe fifth, Paul Blah- opened the bottom half with a single and Bobby Grich walked. With third baseman Bill Melton charging for a possible bunt, the Orioles worked a double steal and the throw from catcher Andy Etchebarren to shortstop Dave Chalk covering third went into left fiel'i. Blair scared on the error 'aid Grich reached third, scoring on a sacrifice fl/ by Andres Mora. Rcbinson'sRBIdouble followed s angle by Tony Muser. Brewers 4, While Sox 1 Don Money singled home two runs in the third inning, then scored on a double by Robin Yount as Milwaukee beat Knuckleballer Wilbur Wood, In the ninth, Hank Aaron's single, Sixto Lezcano's double and Gorman Thomas' squeeze bunt accounted for Milwaukee's final run. Milwaukee's Bill Travers was nicked for an unearned run in the first inning and was relieved by Ed Rodriguez in the ninth. Indians 9, Twins 0 Dennis Eckersley and Don Hood combined on a four-hitter and Rick Manning drove in three runs with a single, double and homer. Eckersley, whose land on a two lulter last Friday. "I'm going good and Don needs the work so it was a good move," said Eckersley about his removal after six innings. "He's an impressive pitcher " said Minnesota Manager Gene Match of Eckersley. "Like most quality pitchers, he throws good stuff in Ihe strike zone." Defending American Uague batting champion Rod Care'.v was fanned twice by the fire- balling Cleveland right hander. "He amHFrarik) Tanana are the best young pitchers in our league," said Carew. •'Eckersley has good stuff and he really mixes his pitches well for a kid." A run-scoring single by Rico Carty and rbi triple by George Hendrick helped the Indians to a 2-0 lead in Ihe first and Manning led off the third with his first home run of the year to make the score 3-0. Duane Kuiper's two-run double in the fourth made it W> against Blyleven and Manning ripped a two-run double in the fifth to cap a four-run inning as the Indians chased Blyleven. Cleveland also scored in UK inning on a squeeze bunt by Frank Duffy and Doug Howard's single. OJJBoiTXUI i e I ? H.ileH 0 1 0 1 7 3 I Bra.K-.wi '' i 1 1 I Rsrxra'iab t 0 1 6 3010 3 0 a 0 3 8 C 0 0100 1613 300B J 0 0 B HOMP 0 B 00 Blykiwp 0080 COO! Bligrrrrp 0360 ittn n 1 14 1 TOIII n 1 4 9 C!e«d*xJ . JCiljOXC- t NLmewta • - • • 000 000 tffi - B 6-Ford OP-CievtldMl.M-wwtfi 1. lOB-C:eielarxi e. MWvXtt-a ?. 1B-<u; pw. v^mioq 3B-H«iw;ek HR-/wn nJ-K (I). SB-H He '-rxrfr H A ER 83 so Ecvif l! Hood 3 I B C 5 a 1 C D 10010 5«r 313100 sfrt 1 1 B 0 0 I ve-H30d [i: V,P- Echfn'ey. 1 Smith lifts Braves to 124-122 win SPW SHORTS BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — University of Indiana president John W. Ryan told football coach Lee Corso at a banquet that he would be Indiana's coach as long as he had anything to say about it. Corso responded by saying: "Dr. Ryan, I hope your contract is longer than mine." Flyers, Bruins battle tonight in playoffs By The Associated Press Take away Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito from that high- scoring Boston Bruins team and what do you have? A winning team. Tonighl, the Philadelphia Flyers, goirg after mcir third straight Stanley Cup title, will try to even Iheir National Hockey Uague best-oi-sevcn semifinal battle wilh the Bruins at one game apiece. The Flyers also need the victory to salve their pride. Orr has been lost to the Bruins all season after undergoing surgery. F.sposito was traded to the Sew York Rangers. Those «ere Boston's leading scorers. But last year, with Orr and Esposito. the Bruins were eliminated in the preliminary round. Bruins Coach Don Cherry, the architect of the new Boston look, had nothing but compliments for the Flyers. "They got some good shots, but our goaltertder played extremely well," Cherry said. "It's fine to win here, but they'll be comir.§ with fire in their eyes < tonight I. It still "ill be a real lough scries." Boston took a big advantage when the Bruins snapped the Flyers' 24-game home ice winning slreak Kith a 4-2 victory Tuesday night. After tonight, the series moves to Boston where the Flyers have won just twice in nine vears. In the other \HL semifinal, the New York Islanders are at Montreal where the Canadiens lead 1-0. Canadiens Coath Scotty Bowman and his counterpart with Ihe Islanders, Al Arbour, agreed that their series would be tight all the way. "I expected this type of game — a close game," Arbour said. "\Ve know what kind of club they are and they know what kind of club we are." Bowman said: "We know now Ihe Islanders play. There won't be many goals scored in this series. "Both teams have lines which are conscious of their defensive play. The goals are going to be hard to come by." By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer When Randy Smith is determined, there's apparently nothing anybody can do about it. "... I was just determined to put the ball in, no matter what," Smith said after his 24- foot jumper swished the through the net with three seconds left in the game. The basket lifted the Buffalo Braves to a 124-122 victory over the Bos- Ion Celtics and knotted their best-of-seven National Basketball Association quarter-final series at two games apiece. In Wednesday night's other NBA quarter-final, defending champion Golden State crushed Detroit 128-109. "I was supposed to go to the hoop, but the middle looked congested, so I pulled up for the jump shot," Smith said. "When he (Coach Jack Ramsay) called the play (during a timeout), I was just determined to put the ball in, no mailer what. JoJo White was playing off me and I saw big I Dave) Cowens in the middle." Smith wasn't alone in the heroics department for Buffalo. Bob McAdoo scored 30 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and came up with four steals before fouling ou! late in Ihe game. And guard Ernie DiGregorio scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half while handing out 10 assists. Then there was rookie John Shumate, who came up with a key block as time ran out. After Smith's game-winning bucket, Boston called lime out, getting the ball al midcourt. The inbounds play went to Nelson, who got off a jumper just before the final buzzer. But it was blocked by Shumate. Cowens, whose lip-in tied the game at 122-all, setting the stage for Smith's heroics, led the Boston scoring with 29 points while White added 28 and Nelson 27. Warriors 128, Pistons 119 Rick Barry scored 25 points and stole seven passes to lead Golden State past Detroit and into a 3-2 lead in their best-of- seven series. "Rick Barry is the catalyst for that club," said Pistons Coach Herb Brown. "Phil Smith had a great game too, but Barry had a great offensive night, his first in five games. He breaks you down so many ways." Smith led the Warriors attack with 21 points. But Barry also had 11 assists and seven rebounds as Golden State marched out to a 60-48 halftime lead, then outscored Detroit 152 in the opening minutes of the third period to put the game away early. wife entered a Cleveland hospital Wednesday night to have the couple's first child, allowed a representative in this year's pair of singles in six innings. He Canadian curling cham- fanned sbt, walked none and pionship, won $6,000 in the stretched hisjcoreless string to classic. Roberts defeated Ursel 6-3 in the A-side fins', Tuesday afternoon then took a 6-5 decision at night in the B-side final. There were eight rinks in the classic, including Canadian champion Jack MacDufi of St. John's, NfU., Swiss champion Adolph Aerni, Scottish champion Bill Muirhead, and the provincial representatives in last month's Canadian final- Clare DeBkmde of Winnipeg, Bernie Sparkes of Burnaby, B.C., and Dave Sullivan of New Brunswick. Simplicity compact tractors 8hpand10hp for yard and garden care all year'round. 15 innings. The Indians tagged Bert Blyleven for all their runs and 11 hits in five innings and beat the Twins' ace for the ninth time in 13 career decisions. STANDINGS Ellingson hurls, hits Ashby to 6-3 victory. EVANSVILLE - Steve Ellingson hurled a four-hitter and went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Ashby to a 6-3 victory over Evansville Wednesday afternoon at Evansville. Evansville led 1-0 after one inning and led 3-1 going into the top of the seventh. Ashby scored five game-clinching runs in the seventh to win its sixth game in nine starts. Curt Anderson was 2-for-l for Ashby and Dave Koplin led Evansville at the plate with two hits. Monday, May 3, Ashby hosts ' Cyrus in a 4 p.m. Little Eight Conference game. , Ashby 001 000 M 9 4 1 Evansville 102 000 0-3 4 6 Steve Ellingson (WP) and , Dale Christopherson; Mike Nitz, Tom Btederman (LP) (6) I and Jim Meissner. 10 hp- Compacl convenience with big power versatility. Vov.ercuts 42 a: a pass SyrKhro-calaiced er.gine [Kovi^es plenty c! 'cr rev.lah; r,g. ' hau 1 r.g year found yaro care 8 tip tractor works like it s z whole lot bigger. Paienied 'fee-licaiir.g 36" r.o\vei fcrcv.-s :he grcjrd nsrea-j ct ihc 1'acior '.& a smoo:r evenai! Keye:ect!ic starling Choose 8 differenl attachments. QL. ck h.:ching Icis ycu rge at:achrr.en:s 'i m ni;:&s Year round ya'd fare v.-iih iiie ease, com'cr; and safely ol Ihe S-mp'iC'ty System 5000 rn 5000 Allicliw.i^ Simplicity System Be cause you r yard is a Eot more than a lawn. SWANSON EQUIPMENT Old Highway 210 West Fergus Falls, Minn. 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