Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 6, 1972 · Page 48
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 6, 1972
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6D--Aug. 6, 1972 State Champions This St. Albans team won the state 14-15-year-old Babe Ruth baseball championship. Front row, from left: Coach Gene Morrison, Buzzy Knapp, Alan Drescher, Kenny Samms, Kevin Boggs, Larry Jeffrey, Tom Bryan, and Scott Crouch. Standing: Coach Buddy Williams, Kevin Kessel, David Crowder, Doug Williams, Mark Nelson, Chuck Miller, Dick Campbell, Gary Jeffrey and manager Bill Nelson. DOWN Till: FAIRWAY BIRMINGHAM, Mich.--If you watch the PGA Tournament on television today, you probably won't see any of the pro stars blow to a big score on a hole. Oakland Hills isn't the type of course where sudden disaster looms with one bad shot. It just bogies you to death hole after hole. If there is one scary shot on the course, it is the second shot over the lake on the famous 16th hole. This 408-yard, dogleg right hole was picked by Sports Illustrated a few years ago as one of the 18 best in the U.S. It deserves that rating. It's an exceptionally pretty hole, with the green actually a peninsula extending out into the water. But the 16th isn't considered the toughest hole at Oakland PLAYER HILL TREVINO Hills. That honor is a toss-up among three long par fours: the 459-yard 10th hole, the 468-yard 14th hole or the 459-yard 18th hole. The members play the 18th hole as a par five. "It should be a par five for us, (oo," commented Arnold Palmer. What makes Oakland Hills really tough is its undulating greens. Some greens have as many as four mounds or humpbacks in them. Outspoken Dave Hill remarked, "The greens are so bumpy that it looks like they buried four Indians under each one . . . along with their horses." If a golfer puts his ball on the wrong side of the mound, he's in three-putt territory. Some of the long putts could have have three or four different breaks. "I'd rather be 30 feet away on the right side of the cup than be eight feet away on the wrong side," Lee Trevino exclaimed. Everybody agrees that Oakland Hills isn't quite the "monster" it was when Ben Hogan shot his 67 to win the 1951 U.S. Open. Several traps have been removed and the rough isn't as bad. But the modern day stars haven't exactly brought the course "to its knees" either. Oakland Hills is located about 15 miles northwest of Detroit in a wealthy residential area. You don't get the feeling of being out in the country. There are houses around the course and a Kroger store a block away. Many the club's members are executives of the area "big three"--General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. * * * Running and Set-Ups Help Lee's Drives Lee Trevino said he has added 10 to 15 yards to his drives. "I do a lot of running--several miles a week--and do 200 set-ups a day. But no push-ups. I'm a body hitter, not a hand player, and I use my legs in my swing. I have to have a hard stomach. I still weigh 183 pounds but I've just rearranged it." Trevino got on the subject of caddies and remarked that h« doesn't want any advice from his caddie on what club to use. "The caddie doesn't know how I'm going to hit the shot. I may burn the ball in there or hit it soft or play a three- quarter shot," Lee pointed out. "I had this caddie named Willie during the British Open in Scotland. "I asked him how far it was to the hole once and he said 'a six-iron shot.' I told him that didn't mean anything to me. I can hit a six-iron anywhere from 125 to 180 yards. So just give me something in between," Trevino said. Lee told about a mistake that cost him a double bogey on the 202-yard third hole. "I don't carry a two-iron so I tried to stretch a three-iron," Lee related. "I stood over the ball and knew I had the wrong club in my hand but I just wouldn't change. I was too lazy to go back and put it in the bag. So I tried' to hit it hard and, of course, I wound up hitting it fat." Lee called his opening 73 a "dumb round." What caused the dumb round? "I dunno Because I'm a dumb Mexican, I guess," replied Lee, showing his ability to laugh at himself. The happy-golucky Supermex said he can't wait until the PGA is over so he can go fishing in Colorado. "I love to fish. I'd like to do what Sam Snead talks about: put the shingle out and go fishing. But the way Sam is going, the fish will run out before Sam does," Trevino joked. * * * 'Rig Three 9 Questions Irk Gary Player Gary Player seems irked by questions that hint he is no longer a member of golf's "big three" with Palmer and Nicklaus. "The record speaks for itself," Gary told the writers, and then left the press tent in a huff. Raymond Floyd is bubbling over with confidence. "I think I'm going to break nar (for 72 holes). I'm playing too well not to break par ... Every shot I hit, I aim right for the flag. I've always been an offensive player . . . The thing is confidence. All I have to do is aim and pull the trigger." Tom Weiskopf feels that luck will carry you just so far in a tournament. "The good lord will take care of you for 18 holes but not for 72," he commented. Arnold Palmer took 37 putts Friday and indicated he would change putters Saturday. "I'd like to carry four putters in my bap," Palmer said. Jack Nicklaus was asked if he were going to practice after his 75 in the second round? "I don't think it would do me any good," Jack laughed. "When I get this way, it's better just to get away from it ... I try to forget my bad minds and tomorrow I hope I can forget this one." Nick'aus added that his first good hit in the round was his drive on the 15th hole. "Up until then, I had a no-hitter going," Jack cracked and started laughing at his own little joke. WARPATH Chiefs' 16-Hit Assault Watched by 6,327 Fans (Continued Frfom Page ID) The Chiefs bounced right back to accept some more of the Charlies' hospitality in the fourth and it was Sands again who made the greatest contribution. Rusty Torres, who had collected five hits on Friday night, singled with one out. He stole second with some to spare and when Sands' threw into center field, Torres dared 1 to score all the way from second Gary Kolb retrieved the ball and made a good throw to the, plate but Sands dropped the ball as Torres crashed into him. Zisk then made a fine running catc of Pactwa's long drive to left center to end the inning. Joseph's 10th homer of the season and his third in three games, coming with none on in the fourth, was academic, as the Chiefs quickly retaliatet with another run of their own- legit, too. Pacheco singled am was forces by Frazier, who stole second' and came in oo Pirtle's second RBI single. Sands attoned in some measure for his earlier misgivings by belting his eighth homer of Amateur Golf Tournament Slated at Western Hills A 36-hole amateur golf tournament is scheduled for Western Hills Golf Club Aug. 14 through Aug. 20, it was an noiunced Saturday by John Javins, professional at Western Javins said there would be flights for every entrant. The entry fee is $6 per player and there will be prizes for each flight. Western Hills is located in Hurricane and is one of the finest public courses in this section. Javins, former pro a Kanawha, too over the course last year. Church All-Star Games Are Friday All-Star games for both the. The men all-stars will play al men and women leagues Friday will highlight and conclude this summer's Charleston Church Recreation Association Softbal League. The women stars will take on u n d e f e a t e d regular season champion Morris Memorial fo] lowing the men's all-star game at about 7:30 p.m. Morris Memorial stand outs include Judy Neal, Pam Gentry Erenda Gibson, Judy Burnside Linda Bennett and Marta Dean The stars roster will have: Glenna Bess rnd Roxie Hard man of Starcher; Chris Young and Kelly Allen of Elk Hills: Kim Smith and Karen Jones Oi St. Marks, Pam Parkins and Toni Maxwell of Central, Bar- 3ara Carte and Kathy Moore o: Presby, Debbie Shannon anc Carol Maynard of Mt. Olivet; Roberta Long and Debbie Smith of Emmanuel and Betty Caplan and Debbie Rubin of B'nai Jacob Bridgeport Gains Finals MULLENS--Bridgeport meets h e Parkersburg-Clarksburg winner here today for the State American Legion championship. Parkersburg and Clarksburg met Saturday night for the other semi-final berth. Bridgeport nipped Clarksburg, 5-4, in 10 innings and Parkersburg eliminated Welch, 4-1, in Saturday games. Parkersburg's Bill Mathers struck out 15 Welch batters and teammate David Kibbee slammed a 400- foot home run. Mark DeFazio of Clarksburg doubled in the top of he ninth inning to knot the game Before Bridgeport pushed across ts winning run in the 10th. E a r l i e r , Clarksburg's John Scotchie hammered a 350-foot lomer. Other scores in the double elimination tournament: Thursday: Welch 8, Mullens 2; Friday: Clarksburg 11, Parkersburg 3; Bridgeport 7, Welch 4; Parkersburg 20, Mullens 7. 6:15 p.m. against either Centra' or St. Marks, who play a best oi three series Wednesday anc Thursday to decide the regular season champ. Men all-stars include: John Brown and Sam Gilkeson o: Presby; Bill Johnson and Pau Saunders of Emmanuel; EC Bradley and Harold Spangler o Elk Hills; Dewayne Cowley and Bill Henson of Starcher; Dee Hartman and John Wiseman of 1st Nazarene; Tom Marks anc Joe Harpole of Dunbar; Davit Campbell and Gil Heasely of Grace; Steve Max and Lee Diznoff of B'nai Jacob. Pitchers for the star squads will be Shawnn Miller of Central, Evelyn Herndon of St. Marks and Linda Meckfessel oi Presby for the women, while Gary Barkus of B'nai Jacob, Jim Hamilton of Dunbar, Bob Allen of Elk Hill and Jim Buckelew of Presby take the hill for the men. the season to lead off the sixth. But it meant nothing. It did signify that Pirtle was tiring, however, and when he walked Cambria with two out, Manager Frank Verdi called Roger Hambright in to hurl and he got the side out, pronto. A walk to Baker, Hambright's sacrifice and a double by Tepe- dirio accounted for a run in the seventh. Johnny Lamb took over the pitching in the eighth and found out all about the charity the Charlies were showing when Jos eph played McKinney's fly ball 0 right into a double. Pactwa's ingle scored him. The Chiefs put the finishing ouches to their handiwork by icoring two more in the ninth iff Lamb, a bases loaded double y' Danny Walton--his first hit 1 13 trips in this series--being the feature. Singles by Hambright and Te- cracked his double past Howe ffidino and a walk to Torres oaded them for Danny, who and into left, scoring Hambright and Tepedino. Pirtle, going 5% innings, picked up his sixth win against four defeats while McKee absorbed lis fifth loss against eight wins. The crowd was attracted on 'All Kids Night"-largest by far his season for the Charlies, who lave now drawn a total of 85,60. Mike Reese, an 18-year old lad rom Wertz Ave., won a pony n a drawing after the game, is one of seven children in lis family and figured he'd have o sell the little black pony be- ause he has no place to keep liim. CHARLIE CHATTER: T h e Syracuse Chiefs will finish of heir season's competition with tie Charlies today at Watt Pow ill Park, game time being thai )dd 4 p.m. thing. Jim Nelson 3-4) will pitch for Charleston igainst veteran Hal Reniff (4-«) or the Chiefs. It's "Derby Day' with each youngster 14 years of age or younger, when accom Mm Central St. Marks Presby Starcher B'nai Jacob =mmanuel Elk Hills Grace Convent Stindinfs w L a 0 Morris Mem. 8 1 Elk Hills 5 T Central 5 4 St. Marks S 4 Presby 4 4 Emmanuel 4 4 Mt. Olivet 2 6 B'nai Jacob W L 1 0 4 2 5 : s : 4 3 3 4 2 S 2 t. 0 7 Dunbar Calvary 1 8 Starcher 1st Nazarene 0 9 Thli Week's Schedule Monday Women-- Emmanuel vs. Presby at p.m.; Morris Memorial vs. Mt. Olivet dt 7:15 p.m. Men-- Emmanuel vs. Presby at .m.; Grace M p.m. . 1:30 Covenant vs. Presby at Tuesday Women-- Elk Hills vs. St. Marks at 6 p.m.; Elk Hills vs. Starcher at «:30 Men--Elk p.m. Hills vs. Central at 7:IJ Wednesday Men-- Playoff between Central and St Marks for Leaaue Championship at 6:30 Thursday Men--Playoff finals at 6:30 p.m. Friday Men's and Women's All-star games. Youth and Potential Are Rallying Cries For WVU Cagers versatile as last season depending OR the way the kkto com* around. 'But we have a smart group of players who should be stronger on the boards and on defense." ,, _ · _ _ _ panied by an adult paying cus- in the areas of rebounding, de- omer, to get a free Charlie der- ---y. Only one child to an adult says business manager Regis Cole . . . Following the Syracuse eries comes the biggest series }f the season--a five-gamer with !ie first place Louisville Colon- Is, starting Monday with a louble header thrown in on Tues ay. Manager Red Davis has Gene Garber ready for the Monay game with Frank Frontino nd Barry Houser slated to go n the twin bill ... Dick Sharon ad his right arm in a sling Saturday to protect the shoulder e injured when he collided with ichie Zisk in the first game of "Yiday's twin bill. "Thev say week or 10 days." Sharon moans, l! but I may get back be- ore that." His injury is a slight boulder separation. So he joins buck Goggin, and Charlie Howard in the corps of civilians. Manager Davis says he thinks 3 hil Bushman, another cripple, s about ready to return to du- y. A pulled leg muscle has kept im sidelined . . . Manager Dais points out that, starting with oday's game, the Charlies will egin the last fourth of their en- re season--36 games in 30 play- is? dates . . . Official scorer Bill mith corrected the second game ox score of Friday's double bill o erase one of the earned runs larged to Rich Hinton of the Chiefs. Rick Joseph's homer was, indeed, the only earned un off the Syracuse lefty MORGANTOWN-With a lack of great depth and overall inex perience its two biggest hand! caps, West Virginia University's basketball team will rely on youth and potential in the 1972 73 season. Coach Sonny Moran's Mountaineers, who at the beginnini of last season promised to be one of the nation's best cage teams before a series of misfor tunes stripped them of five o their top nine players within three weeks, will regroup this year around four lettermen and some promising youngsters. "We still feel the effects of those misfortunes," Moran says, "because we lost two players forward Larry Harris and guard Levl Phillips) who would be three-year regulars. "However, the experience gained by some of our younger players who were forced Into action last year may hopefully prove to be an asset in our attempt to regroup." Involved in 11 games decided by six points or less, the "comeback kids" won the last three games of the season to finish with a inning record of 13-11 The four letter winners returning from that group: Junior Mark Cattett. a swingman who played in games last season and startec the last 16. He averaged 5.4 points overall and is the top returning playmaker. Senior G a r y Reichenbech- er, a strong 6-8 center who backed up Mike Heitz last year A broken ankle limited bis performances to just 12 games. Junior Mike Carson, a 6-', forward who possesses an excellent shooting touch from the corners. » Junior Chris Sprenger, 6-1 guard who provided bench strength at guard in 1972. Bob Hornstein, a 6-9 forward who was forced to the sidelines after only six games because oi a collasped. lung, and Harold Mack, a 6-2 guard who sat out ast season with an eye injury, could battle for starting positions in their junior years. * * * BESIDES THESE veterans, Horan will have five sophomores and three freshmen who all offer quality and versatility. Included in the sophomore group are Jerome Anderson, 6-5 wingman who is perhaps the test all-around soph; Larry Carr, 6-8 forward center who provides strength and rebounding ability; Rick Coles, 6-3 guard who's the quickest player in the Mountaineer program; Scott MacDonald, 6-6 forward and last season's leading freshman scorer, and Sam Kilburn, 6-10 center who has a fine shooting touch around the basket. All but Kilburn averaged double figures for the '72 Little Mountaineers. Incoming freshmen who are now eligible for varisty play are 6-7 Warren Baker, a high school All-Amcrican; 6-0 David McCarcUe. a fine playmak- er and great defensive specialist, and 6-6 Ron Weaver, a natural c o r n e r m a n who played forward in high school. Starters gone from last year's team are AU-America Wil Robinson, who broke the WVU single-season scoring average record (29.4); 7-0 center Mike Heitz, 6-7 forward Dave Werthman and 6-1 guard Curt Price. The .Mountaineers' m a i n strengths this year seem to lie fense and overall talent In the frontcourt. They'll have size up front in the likes of Hornstein (6-9), Reichenbecher (64, 225), Carr (**, 250), Kilburn (6-10) and Baker (6-7). Moran's primary concern will be the lack of a great scoring threat in the backcourt. -Last year's three best guards- ire gone (Phillips, Price and Robinson), and someone in the present crop will have to quickly develop into a shooter. Cattett (who may be moved to the backcourt after starting at forward in 1972), Black, Anderson, Coles or Sprenger may be able to fill this void. * * WEST VIRGINIA'S schedule looms more attractive-- and perhaps tougher--than last season's with formidable foes such Villanova, Wisconsin, Notre Dame and Rutgers in addition to regular opponents Pitt, Peon State, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, R i c h m o n d , Davidson and George Washington. 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