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Qufffcf praises Gomez Defense keys Twins' 5-2 victory Friday BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins, tawwn for their hitting accomplishments in recent years, turned to their newly developed defensive abilities Friday night to post a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees. "(Luis) Gomez has pulled a lot of things together for us," said Minnesota manager Frank Quilici. "I'm thrilled to see how Gomez is playing." The 22-year-old Gomez, a major league shortstop for only a month, was instrumental with second baseman Rod Carew in four Minnesota double plays which halted New York rallies. The four double plays in a game tied a club record. Minnesota has made 52 double plays in 43 games this season. "Our defense is really good," said winning pitcher Joe Decker, now 6-4. "Gomez is so consistent, especially for such a young player." Although Minnesota's management hesitates to ballyhoo the exploits of the former UCLA Mauch, Gervais in state Alexandria wins Region Six golf championship DETROIT LAKES — Alexandria came in with a 228 at Detroit Lakes Friday capturing the Region Six Golf Tournament championship to up-end defending champions Fergus Fails High School. Coach Nick Noack's Fergus Kalpin earns state tennis singles berth Lanny Kalpin of Parkers Prairie earned the number one singles ranking in the Region Six Tennis Tournament held in Fergus Falls Friday and a MSHSL State Tennis Tournament berth. Tracy Kenned)- of Brainerd was the number two singles winner. Both Kennedy and Kalpin enter state competition on June 6, 7, and 8, on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Tim Jones and Joe Metcalf of Sauk Centre are the number one doubles team and Moorhead's Dave Malskog and Joe Haukebo are the number two doubles team. Moorhead won the Region Six team title. Fergus' Paul Sanderson lost in the first round and Jim Domholt lost out in his second match of the tournament in singles play. Mrs. Payson, Simmons share baseball interest DALLAS (AP) - A secret admirer of New York Mets owner Joan Payson now has a baseball team to call her own. Sharon Simons, wife of wealthy Dallas investor-real estate developer Pollard Simons, became a major Texas Ranger shareholder this week. Mrs. Simmons was among the Dallas-Fort Worth group that purchased 90 per cent of the Rangers from Bob Short for an estimated $9 million. She joins Mrs. Payson of the Mets as the only woman to own a large portion of a major league baseball franchise. "I take it (baseball) very seriously," said Mrs. Simons, whose voice was hoarse Thursday after attending two Ranger games this week. "I get pretty excited and when the players deserve it, I yell and clap." Airs. Simons said her husband was approached first as a possible partner in the team, and his reply was, 'Sharon's the one who's a baseball fan, you should go ask her." golf team placed second just two strokes of the pace set by the Cardinals of Alexandria with a 230. Matt Gervais and Jeff Mauch fired 76's, Jon Gust had a 78 and Tim Iversen came in at 80. Gervais and Mauch will compete in the MSHSL State Golf Tournament June 6 and 7 on the University of Minnesota Golf Course. Craig Palmer of Dilworth was medalist at one-below-par 70. Other individuals heading for state competition are Bob Cahill of Moorhead, Craig Hanson of Long Prairie, Tom Anderson of Moorhead, Jim Orazem of Aitkin and Brainerd's Jim Toumi Region Six Team Results Moorhead 228, Fergus Falls 230, Moorhead 232, Little Falls 241, Long Prairie 251, Breckenridge 254, Benson 266 Morris 291. Walton is recuperating in Portland PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - It was a sunny 78 degrees outside and his backpack was within reach, but basketball star-out- doprsman Bill Walton wasn't going anywhere. The 6-foot-ll UCLA Ail- American, newest member of the National Basketball Association's Portland Trail Blazers, had no choice. He is recuperating at St. Vincent Hospital after undergoing minor knee surgery Wednesday. Asked when he might be up and around again, the new Oregon resident answered: "I get up three times a day now, but around again is a different story." Walton came down from a backpacking trip in the mountains of California to have the operation. One look at his hospital room makes it plain what he plans to do with the rest of his time before training camp begins. His backpack lies perpendicular to his bed and books on Oregon's bicycle trails frame the window sill in his room. Walton purchased property outside of Portland shortly after signing a five-year contract with the NBA'team for between ?2 million and S3 million. As he watched the sunshine Friday, he said. "I'm going to live here a long time. I wouldn't have come up here if I didn't like it in Oregon." Asked what he plans to do with his riverside land, he replied: "I'm going to try and grow some food to eat] You can't do that in Los Angeles." infield star, Gomez has been sensational in the field and a pleasant surprise at the bat. "We hit balls that could be made into double plays," said New York manager Bill Virdon. "Minnesota got the good plays defensively." While the Twins sparkled defensively, a pair of three-time American League batting champions led Minnesota's 15- hit offensive assault. Tony Oliva banged out four successive singles to raise his average to .339 and league leader Rod Carew boosted his mark to .411 with two singles in three tries. "You've got to be lucky sometimes," said Oliva, who has 18 hits in his last 36 at bats. "Sometimes 1 hit the ball hard and right at someone, but lately I've been getting hits although I haven't always hit the ball so hard." New York threatened in the eighth inning with two outs, but managed only one run when relief pitcher Tom Burgmeier walked Yankee pinch-hitter Lou Piniella with the bases loaded. The Yankees scored their first run in the fifth when Elliott Maddox singled in Jim Mason, who singled. "Good hitters always hit," said Yankee manager Bill Virdon. ' 'It takes some guys longer to get started." New York's Bobby Murcer was hitless in three at bats Ron Blomberg failed in four tries and Graig Nettles doubled in two official at bats. Murcer and Blomberg each hit into double plays. "We're very limited offensi- NEW.YORK MINNESOTA abrhbi ab r h bi RWhitelf 3000 CarewTb 3121 MaCdoxct J 0 J 1 Braimlf 3110 Mur«frl 3100 Hislell 1000 BlomOM-gdn 4000 oiivadh 4110 CNtlll«Jb 2010 Darwinrl 4000 Chmblisslb 4010 Holllb 4122 Oenipsfvc 3000 Bryecl 3122 Pmitllaph 0001 Soflerhlni3t> 4020 Otidtlc 0000 HuMleyc 4020 Mattnss 3120 Gomtm 4000 WWilamsph 1000 DccVerp 0000 Mkftael&s 0000 Burgrn'erp 0000 SlonleyZt) 0000 BCmpbellp 0000 Si;tfakisph 1000 Gon*a!«2t) 2000 Tidrowp 0000 Wallace? 0000 Upshawp 0000 Royals win 3-2; A's stop Brewers Total 31 2 6 2 Total 34 5 15 i New York DttOloeit— .2 Minnesota MO 100 lux— 5 E—Carew. Upsriaw. OP-New York 2, MMrviola 4. LOB-New York 9, Mm- neson 1. 28—Brye. G.Netties. 38—w.s. son. SB—Gomez. IP H B ER 88 SO TitfrowtL.4 SI 4 10 4 4 1 1 Wallace 21331122 UPSfaw 1232 0 0 0 1 Decker (W.d 41 7 2-3 6 2 1 6 4 Burgmeier r> 00000 SCampoell 11-300 0 0 0 Save— BCampbell 19). WP—Wallace PB-NurOley. T—2.51. A—7.MI. Judy Rankin leads LPGA Baltimore Open BALTIMORE (AP) — Picking up where she left off last year, defending champion Judy Rankin lead the Baltimore Golf Championship with a two-under-par 71 at Pine Ridge. Mrs. Rankin's game Friday was highlighted by a birdie-four at the 18th green, when she chipped in from behind the putting surface, 35 feet from the cup. The birdie put veteran Kathy Whitworth and rookie Jerilyn Britz in a tie for second place at 72, with Carol Mann, Mary Lou Crocker, Judy Meister' and Beth Stone following at 73. Mrs. Rankin came into the event backed by 4-3-2 finishes the last three weeks. She began with a birdie-four on the opening hole, when she dropped a six-foot putt. She came to within a foot for a birdie-four at the 12th, but gave it back at the next hole when she skied her tee shot and never recovered. Mrs. Rankin saved par with a 10-foot putt at the 15th and then ended the round with her closing birdie. velsy when our big hitters aren't hitting," observed Virdon. "Shea Stadium has probably cut down on Murcer's home run production, but he'll get started sometime." Nettles, who tied a major league record with 11 home runs in April, failed to hit a home run in the month of May and Murcer is hitting ,257 with two home runs and 21 runs batted in. Rewrites course record Journal SPORTS fergis Falls (Ma.) Journal Sat, June 1,1974 ft By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer Fortunately for the Great Wallenda, he didn't walk across the top of Cleveland's Municipal Stadium until after the Royals-Indians game Friday night. If the tightrope walker had decided on a practice run, say, during the Kansas City fourth inning, there might have been trouble, A wire cable had been strung above the field for a typical death-defying Wallenda per- formance. And Vada Pinson, just trying to be helpful as rain pelted the players, fans and field, hit the wire with a fly ball. "I did it to knock the rain off," Pinson joked after the Koyals' 4-2 victory. "So he wouldn't slip, you know." Although Pinson took the fluke in stride, the real damage was done by Amos Otis' two-run single and John Mayberry's 10th home run of the season, which gave the Royals a 3-2 lead. Jim Wohlford brought in Fat and sassy Trevino leads Kemper Open after 2 rounds By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — I/ee Trevino is fat and sassy again. o "I put on 10 pounds on purpose a couple of weeks ago," the wise-cracking Tj-evino said Friday after he'd forged into the second-round lead in the $250,000 Kemper Open Golf Tournament with a course- record, eight-under-par 64. "1'llgo to Hartford next week to get ready for the U.S. Open, and I'll shed it then, tone down and be ready and raring to go," said the squat and swarthy man who once again is possessed of the enormous skills that made him a part of the American legend. He one-putted nine times on his way to what he said was maybe the best competitive round he's ever had. His 134 total was 10 strokes under par for the 7,095-yard Quail Hollow Country Club course, within two shots of the best 36-hole total of the year, but only one in front of a group of a half-dozen tied for second. Tied at 135 were first-round leader Tom Watson, Jerry Heard, J.C. Snead, Gibby Gilbert, little Chi Chi Rodriguez and John Jacobs. Gilbert made eagle on the last hole for a 65. Chi Chi has 10 one-putts for the same score. Snead and Heard had 66s in the hot, muggy, almost windless weather, Jacobs' had a 67 and Watson took a 70. There were 20 scores of 67— five under par—or better posted in the second round alone. It took a score of 142, two under par, to qualify for the final two rounds Saturday and Sunday. The two under par cut figure represented the lowest on the tour this year. Among the casualties were Arnold Palmer and defending Kemper champion Tom Weiskopf. Palmer took a second- round 76for 146. It was the third time in a row he'd missed the cut and marked the first time in his 20-year career he'd failed to .Major , leaguej STANDINGS Milwaukee Boston Baltimore Detroit Cleveland New Yoi Oakland Kan. American Ltjjoe C»it Mr L Pet. e» 2420 .545 _ 25 J2 .502 !•; 22 24 .478 3 22 24 .US 1 22 25 -4M 3' 73 27 440 Hitionil L«*gae E»st W L PCI. 6B West 27 21 543 — City 25 22 .532 J2 21 .512 2' 24 24 .500 23 Jt .469 20 2] .US Texas California Minnewta Friday's Gimtl Oakland 5, Milwaukee 2 California 5, Detroit 3 Texas 7. Baltimore 6 Minneuli i. New York 2 Kansas City 4, Cleveland 2 Chicago J.Boston 2 Saturday's Games MilwauVe* (Slaton «-5 or Champ'on 2-1) al Oakland (Bhje 35) Detroit (Coil-man 4-4) at call forrva (Ryan 65}, N Baltimore IWcNally 43) a t Texas (Bibby d-7), N New York fw«t;ch 44) al Minresota IBLyleven 4-7) Kansas City (Dal Canton 3.2) at Cleveland (J. Perry 34) Sunday's Games MJwauV« at Oakland Detroit at California Baltimore al Texas. N New York at Minresota Kansas City at Cleveland Chicago a: Boston St. Louis 24 22 .522 Ptiilap>iia 25 23 .521 — Montreal 20 20 joo l Chicago is js 41? 41, New York 20 28 .417 2 Pithburoh u 27 .3*5 <, West Los Angeles 34 14 .720 — Cincinnati 27 19 .517 7 Atlanta 24 22 .54} > Houston 27 24 529 91, Sa Fran 27 25 .51» 10 San Diego IB 34 .333 20 Friday's Games Allanta at Montreal. ppd.. ra'-n Houston 7, New York 1 Los Angeles B. Cnicago 3 San Francisco t,, Philadelphia ST. Louis 5, San Diego 0 Cincinnati 7. Pittsburgh 5 Saturday's Games Atlanta {Ntekro 4-3) al Man. treal (Blair 10). N Houston (Roberts 5-5) af New York [Seaver 351 Los Angeles lAWssersmilh 4 II at Chicago (Frailino. 34) San Francisco (Caldwtll 7.5) (Ruthven 2-2 or al Philadelphia Farmer 2-1) N San Diego (Freisleben 3-2) St. Loviis IMcGklthen 42), N Pimourgh (Brett 5-3) at i cinnali (NeJson 33) Sunday's Games Allanta at Montreal Houston at New York Loi Angeles at Chicago San Francisco at Pri del phi a San Diego at St. Louis Pittsburgh at Cincimuli Major League leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (100 al bats) Carew, M:n. Ill and R.Jackson. Oi\, .3« RUNS—Campaneris. Oak. 34 Mayoerry. KC. 31 and R Jackson, Oak. 31 RUNS BATTED IN—Bur roughs. Tex. e> an» R JacKwn Oak. 40. HITS—Carew. Min, 72 and Burroughs. Tex. 43. DOUBLES—Rudi. Oak. I? and Burroughs, Tex. u TRIPLES—Canrpaneris, Oak, 5; Belanger. Bal. 4r D.Evans Bsn. 4; R wtii'e, NY. 4: Rivers Cai. 4. Otis, KC. 4 ana won- Itora. KC. 4 HOME RUNS-R Jackson, Oak, 13. W.Hcrton. Del. IJ and Bngss. Mil. 12 SI OL E N BASES-Norlf. Oak. !7: Palek. KC. 16 a-xj Catr-.Dareris. Oak. 14 PITCHING 15 DK'S.Ons; G Perry. Cie. SI. 54«. 142 and F.ngers. Oak. 51. 813. 2 65 STRIKEOUTS-N R»ai Ca'. « and Blyleven. Vr. 76 LEAGUE at bats)— and R.Srnith, and NATIONAL BATTING 1)00 Garr, All, .391 Stl. .374 RUNS-Bonds. SF, Wynn, LA, 40. RUNS BATTED IN-Garvey, LA. 44JKXJ Wynn. LA. 42 HITS-Carr. All. 81 ana Mad*>x. SF, 71. DOUBLES—Maddox, SF. u.- Rose, Cin, 15 and Garvev. LA. TRIPLES—A.Oliver, Pgh. 4 and Garr, A'l, 6, PITCHING 15 Decisiwj)- ;«n. LA. 81, .in. 2.S8 and G-ilfin, Htn, 4.1, 857, 7 BB. STOLEN BASES-BrOC*. SIL, 30 and cedeno. Htn, 26. HOME RUNS-Wynn. LA. 14 and Garvey. LA, 11. STRIKEOUTS—Seaver. NY, 7 ' and P.NiCkro, All, 70. Dodgers club Cubs 8-3 Fast charging Reds post 7 to 5 victory By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer Here come the Cincinnati Reds... and there go the Philadelphia Phillies. Those loud footsteps behind the pace-setting Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League West belong to the Reds, division champions in three of the last four years, who won their seventh consecutive game Friday night, dott-ning Pittsburgh Meanwhile, in the East, a lovely May came to a dreary conclusion for the Phillies, who saw their stay at the top of the division end along with the month Friday night when they bowed to the San Francisco Gi- ants 6-2. In other National League games Friday, Houston rapped New York 7-1, St. Louis shut out San Diego W) and Los Angeles defeated Chicago 8-3. Atlanta's game at Montreal was rained out. The Reds are still a fat seven games behind the sizzling Dodgers in the West but Los Angeles also had that kind of lead a year ago and Cincinnati wiped it out. The Pirates were nursing a 53 lead into the seventh on a pair of homers by Bob Robertson but Johnny Bench's bases- loaded triple turned it around. "The balls were really carrying tonight," the Reds' slugger said. "I thought mine was a sacrifice fly but it carried to the fence. And with my lightning speed," he added with a grin, "1 waltzed into third base standing up." Philadelphia is also streaking, but in the wrong direction. The Phillies dropped their fifth in a row and slipped into second place in the East, one percentage point back of St. Louis. Manager Danny Ozark thinks he knows what's wrong with his Phillies. "It's a lack of confidence," said Ozark. "We're taking pitches we should hit. We've become less aggressive at bat. We're talking ourselves into a slump." Dodgers 8, Cubs 3 Bill Russell, Rick Au«rbach and Bill Buckner drilled three hits each and the Los Angeles Dodgers picked up four unearned runs lo defeat Chicago. Buckner also stole three bases and Mike Marshall, appearing in his 33rd game, picked up his eighth save for the the Dodgers, leaders in the NL West. Los Angeles also committed four errors, leading to two unearned runs for the Cubs. Astros 7, Mets 1 Houston stretched its winning streak to five games as Cesar Cedeno ripped four hits in- cluding his 10th homer and Doug Rader and Tommy Helms added three hits each against the Mets. H was the fourth straight loss for stumbling New York, fifth in the East Division, five games off the pace. Cards 5, Padres 0 Sonny Siebert tossed a five- hitter for his third shutout of the season and red-hot Reggie Smith blasted his 10th home run, helping the Cards past the Padres and into first place in the NL East. The shutout extended Siebert's scoreless string to 24 innings. qualify in three consecutive appearances. Hubert Green, a two-time winner this season, had another 68 for 136. Billy Casper took 68~ 137. Australian Bruce Crampton and Johnny Miller, a five- time winner this season, had 138s. Masters champion Gary Player just made the cut at 72— 1«. Trevino said there was a plan behind his weight gain to 187 pounds. "When you're heavier, you're more easy-going. You don't get nervous so much. Things don't bother you. That's the way I wanted to be going into the practice for the U.S. Open. I'll lose the weight next week and be ready." It seemed to work, said Trevino's playing partner Chuck Courtney. "It was one of the greatest rounds of golf I've ever seen," Courtney said. "Every iron shot he hit just ate up the flag." Twice he hit irons within a foot of the cup. Another stopped only four feet away. He scored three dueces and birdied three of the four par five holes, one of which he reached in two. He made putts of 10, 15. 18 and 20 feet. His only bogey came on the 16th when he missed the green. Golden and Knutson place in Region C the other run to lower Steve Kline's record to 3-8. John Lowenstein and Jack Brohamer drove in the Cleveland runs. A's S, Brewers 2 Joe Rudi's three-run home run was the highlight of a five- run Oakland fourth inning in the victory over Milwaukee. Dave Hamilton and Rollie Fingers combined for a seven- hilter, permitting one run each. Milwaukee's Bob Ellis drove one run home with a single in (he second inning and Don Money the other in the eighth. Angel Mangual drove in another run for the A's. The other scored on a wild pitch. Angels 5, Tigers 3 Ellie Rodriguez drove in four runs with two solo home runs and a double to carry California past Detroit. Rodriguez hit the double in " the second inning, broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth inning with his third home run of the season, and added insurance with a homer in the seventh to hand Mickey Lolich his sixth loss against five victories. Rangers 7, Orioles 6 Toby Harrah stroked three hits—including the tie-breaking single in seventh inning—and scored twice to pace the Texas triumph over Baltimore. White Sox 3, Red Sox 2 Dick Allen blasted his ninth home run of the season and Bill Melton followed with his fourth of the year in the third inning to power Chicago's victory over Boston. ST. CLOUD - Fergus' Jim Golden breezed through the qualifying rounds in the 220,440 and 100 yard dashes Friday and Dave Knutson qualified in the 120 yard high hurdles and the low hurdles in the first day action at St. Cloud Apollo hi Region C. Golden, running against a stiff wind raced home in the 200 yard dash in :22.9, he was clocked in at :51.9 in the 440 yard dash and broke the tape at the finish line in the 100 yard dash at :10.3. Knutson had a time of :15.3 in the high hurdles and he was clocked in at :21.8 in the low hurdles. This was his best time this season in the low hurdles event. Fergus' mile sprint relay team, Steve Bartels, Mark Hanson, Dean Englund and Paul Porter, placed fourth with a time of 3:47.5. Dick Henkes placed third in the shot put at 48' ll'.i". This was his best effort of the season. In the opening round * * * Resign C Two mile - I. Pefe Bate. 51. Cloud Apo'.lo, 5:45.5: 2. Dan Kippley. 51. Cloud Tech. 9.54.0; 3. v«( Pajel. Alexandria, 10.01.1; J. Mark Seller!. Little Falls. 10.07.5; 5. Jim Bauer, Alexandria. 70:08.3. Sprint medley rtlay — 1. Moorrtead (Dave Perry, Dana Powers. RicK Manson. Larry SKievoU). 3:J».l; 1. St. Cloud Apollo. 3:44.5; 3. Willmar. 3.458; J. Fergus Falls, 3:47.5; 5. Little Falls. 3:47.5 Shol Put 1. Sieve Wonderlich, Moorhead, 56 6' ? (Record, old r«ord SI S 1 7by Jim Anderson, Alexandria, 1972; 2. Steve Tobin. Moorhead. 50-4'i; 3. D:ck HH>*«, Fergus FallS. «ll'i; 4 Doug Licht, Alexandria. 47-1, 5. Terry Lewis, Alexandria, *« 5 1 i. Long jump -- 1. Tom Luckemeyer, St. Ctoud Tech, 21.4' ?; 2. Rudy McAndrews, Willmar. 21 3; 3. Randy Ogram, Alexandria, 20-5; 4 Doug Nelson, Moorhead, 2Q.4 1 ?,- 5. Steve Afchison, Moorhead, ly-2 1 3. Pole vault — 1. Danj Powers. Moorhead, 13 « (Record, old record 13-0 by Powers, 1972J; 2. Pete Swanson, SI. Cloud T«h. n 6. 3. Steve Sylvester. Little Falls. 1? 6; 4 Mark Henry. AV»rhead. 120: 5 [tiel Joe Dlulbinsfci and Mark Ccrren. both St. Cloud Apollo. lid. Moorhead scored 27 points, St. Cloud has 14, St. Cloud Apollo follows with 11, Alexandria has 10, Willmar 7, Little Falls 6, and Fergus Falls has 5. The meet resumes tonight at 6. OPEN BOWLING Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6:30 to closing Sunday 1 p.m. to midnight NORTHERN MRE LANES YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO TRY OUR FAMOUS QUIKCHIK Quarter Chicken SUNDAY SPECIAL! 2 PIECES OF QUIKCHIK CHICKEN, COLE SLAW AND GOLDEN FRENCH FRIES- ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! — SUNDAY ONLY — ALL FOR JUST DIAL 736-3520 $ l 09 ; 419 WEST LINCOLN FERGUS FALLS 1974 MAVERICKS 1974 COMETS 1974 MUSTANGS 1974 PINTOS 25 BRAND NEW MAVERICKS, PINTOS, COMETS AND MUSTANGS HAVE JUST ARRIVED... 6-CYLINDERS — V-6's....ON HAND FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY! 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