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4D---Sept. 10, 1972 ^Sunday Gazette-Mail Vlriml* WVU Booter 'in State of Shock' Umpiring in the International League this season has not been what might be expected at the Triple A level. This isn't to say that it has all been bad. Indeed, there are some good umps in IL president George Sisler's lineup. But there have been some bad days, like the batting- out-of-turn rhubarb here early in the season in a game with Rochester. Not one of the umps knew the proper ruling to cover the mix-up. But they didn't have anything on the two managers or anyone who sat in the press box. They didn't know either. There were other rhubarbs popping up off and on during the season with the most comical one of them, all being the "now it's a ball, now it's a strike" call by umpire Jim McKean during the recent series with Peninsula. Jim raised his right arm, indicating a called third strike on Charleston's Chuck Goggin, but yelled out most clearly "ball four." Goggin trotted toward first and runners on first and second moved toward their respective next bases. But Peninsula catcher Billy Carthel pegged the ball to third trying to get a putout of Luis Alcaraz to start a double play. If Umpire McKean had called a strike, it was a double play. If he had called a ball, it was only one out with the bases loaded . . . . * * * Umpire Changes His Decision McKean first ruled that he had, indeed, meant to call a strike. But later he decided that maybe it was a ball, after all, and that the game would resume with the bases full and one out. That's what he finally decided upon anyway and after a 25-minute delay, the game went on, leaving McKean with a red face and causing the fans to heckle all three of the umps for the rest of the game. All of which reminded Peninsula pitcher Howie Reed of how an umpire handled a similar situation once in Los Angeles. "Ron Fairly hit a ground ball to deep short and raced toward first. The throw and Fairly got to the bag at about the same time. It was one of those bang-bang things. So the umpire jerked his right arm into the air, indicating the batter was out, but at the same time yelled 'safe' . . . . * * * Logic Tells Ump He Is Out "Of course, Fairly screamed and so did the first baseman. They asked the umpire what he really meant by throwing his arm in the air and at the same time calling the runner safe. " 'Well,' the umpire finally said to Fairly, 'you're out. There are 40,000 people at this game and all of them saw me throw up my right arm. But only you and the first baseman heard me call you safe.' " The umpire pointed out later that there are such things in baseball as ties--the ball getting to the bag at the same time the ball gets there. And he maintained that this was one of those things. But the play had to be called one way or another. "So it was just unfortunate for Fairly that all these 40,000 people saw the out signal made," said Reed * * * Will Rodgers Was Surprised When Bob Shawkey, the old Yankee pitcher, was here several days ago he recalled that the umpires pulled what might be the biggest boo-boo of all time when they called a tie- game in the World Series on account of darkness when it was broad daylight. "This was in 1922 and I had pitched 11 innings," said Shawkey. "As I went to the bench to rest between innings, one of our players said 'good grief, they're calling the game because of darkness.' "I couldn't believe it, but that's what happened. "That night I went to the Ziegfield Follies on Broadway and Will Rogers, who was a great baseball fan, was joking about the series game being called off. " 'I always knew that the umpires couldn't tell a ball from a strike,' said Rogers, 'but I never did know until today that they can't even tell daylight from darkness' " . . . . * * * Gotta Have Umpires There have been ideas advanced to do away with ball-and-strike calls by umpires. Some genius has come up with the notion that an electric eye might do a better job of calling them than the umpire. But, heck, that would never do. Wouldn't justice of the peacy Larry Asbury feel sort of stupid yelling at an electric eye? Moreover, the umpire is as much a part of baseball as the ball and bat and it wouldn't be much fun for anyone if they didn't have these poor old boys in blue to yell at. But they do a job much better than some of the ball players who constantly complain about their calls. And how many times has a batter stood up there and let a perfect strike go by and then try to alibi by blaming the umpire for a bad call We're all for the umpire--especially those who make every effort to get along with people and to do a conscientious job. It takes a lot of guts to get out there in the first place and they take enough punishment when they get their pay checks. They don't need nor do they deserve all the heckling they get. But that's a part of baseball . . . . By A. L. Hardman MORGANTOWN- Frank Nester, the 21-year-old Raveoswood lad, who broke a record or two here Saturday by bowling six field goals and an extra point in West Virginia's 25-6 victory over Villanova, didn't let the pressure bother him. He was well aware that his sixth kick, coming with one second to play left, would beat Ken Juskowich's old WVU mark of five. So he cooly went out there and did the job. What he didn't know was thatibeen given some expert advice the boot would tie the modern college record of six set by Charlie Gogalak of Princeton in 1965. "Right now. I'm in a state of shock," he told reporters after the game. "I had no idea I had tied the NCAA record when the game ended. I was just thankful that coach (Bobby) Bowden chance." He said he gave me the had worked all summer on his kicking and had by a WVU kicker of another era --Chuck Kinder of St. Albans. "He worked with me a lot and helped me very much," he added. When the game was over, Chuck telephoned him in the WVU dressing room. · * · COACH BOWDEN was blue. And he had a right to be. But he said he'd rather look bad and win any time than to look good and lose. "Today we did 8,000 things wrong," he said. "I was very disappointed in our kicking game. We fell flat on our faces in this department." He was referring to the punting, of course, and not the field goal kicking. He also noted that his highly touted pass receivers had a bad day--"played like sophomores" --but he said he'd take the blame for that. "Too much pressure had been placed on our young sophomores." he said. Coach Lou Ferry of Villanova was proud of the defense his Wildcats showed and also had a lot of praise for the WVU defense but thought WVU had a fine team. 9th-Ranked Washington Squeeks By SEATTLE (AP) - Fullback Pete Taggares scored on a four-yard run late in the final period Saturday to rally the ninth-ranked Washington Huskies to a 13-6 college football victory over the University of the Pacific. The Tigers humiliated the Huskies for ZVz periods until penalties caught up with them. The Tigers led 6-0 at the half and were battling to a 6-6 deadlock late in the final period, when Willard Harrell was thrown for 14 yards. Mitchell True's punt was returned 33 yards by Calvin Jones and a 15- yard penalty gave the Huskies the ball on the Tiger 18. Four plays later Taggares plunged over for the winning touchdown. Mark Pash kicked a 29-yard field goal for the first Pacific score, and added a 49-yarder before the half ended. Tennessee Uses Turnovers To Rip Georgia Tech, 34-3 ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Reserve tailback Bill Rudder scored one touchdown and passed for another in a 71-second span of the third period Saturday as loth-ranked Tennessee, cashing in on turnovers, smacked Georgia Tech 34-3 in a nationally televised college football opener. An interception and a fumble recovery set up the lightning quick touchdown drives that covered only 41 and 16 yards and put Tennessee in command. Rudder, a 220-pound junior, stole the spotlight from Tennessee's Condredge Holloway and Tech's Eddie McAshan who ORANGE Syracuse Defeats Temple, 17-10, in Cur tain-Raiser SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) --Iwas highlighted by quarterback Marty Januskiewicz and Gogert Praetorius ran for touchdowns and Bernie Ruoff booted a 32- yard field goal Saturday to give Bob Woodruff's 19-yard sprint. The Owls from Philadelphia, who had penetrated Syracuse territory on only one play in the first half, stormed out after touchdown with only six seconds remaining on Haskell Stanback's one-yard plunge, following a pass interception plus a 49-yard run by John Sapp. The Vols moved the ball well during the first half but had to · tcr after a Syracuse drive settle for a pair of field goals ""· ,, s v r a TM 5 ( 'stalled. Mike-Mayer's field goal!of 28 and 39 yards by Ricky Syracuse a 17-10 football viclo-jthe intermission to score on a ry over Temple in the season; nine play, 67-yard attack that curtain-raiser for both teams, ended with Shobert's TD aerial. his i three-pointer loff The Temple Owls scored on a lo e s i r e e - o H midway through the third quar- became the first black quarterbacks to start a major college game in the South, Rudder lifted Tennessee to a 13-3 lead with 10:16 left in the third period when he crashed over the middle, slid to the out- and scored on a seven- yard run. Then, just over a minute later, Rudder headed to the right on an apparent sweep, stopped and fired a 16-yard scoring strike to Chip Howard, who made a leaping fingertip grab in the end zone. Tennessee drove 51 y?rric for another touchdown later in the same period following a fumble recovery, with the score coming on Gary Valbuena's 20-yard pass to Emmon Love. Tennessee added another Clemson Wins, 13-0 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP)--Clemson mustered enough of an erratic running game Saturday to beat an alert Citadel team, 130, in an interconference football game. Quarterback Ken Pengitore, back to pass, snaked 11 yards through The Citadel for the first Clemson touchdown, ending an 80-yard march. Heide Davis plunged from the one to climax a second half 58-yard Clemson drive. Missouri Nips Oregon COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) · Senior Greg Hill booted a 31- yard field goal with six seconds remaining, lifting Missouri's Tigers to a 24-22 victory over Oregon Saturday in the college football opener for both schools. Hill's field goal climaxed a desperation drive from Oregon's 41-yard line in the game's final 37 seconds. Stymied twice deep in Anyone who might feel that the news is not yet out that WVU could be a good football team needed only to check the scouts at Saturday's game. Looking on were spies from William and Mary, Tulane, Temple, Richmond and Kentucky. Except for Kentucky, which meets Villanova next Saturday, all are future WVU opponents.... * * * Former high school teammates popped up in opposing lineups Saturday. Defensive end Tom Tam'burino of WVU was a teammate of Ernie DeChellis, Villanova split end, at Ursiline High in Youngstown, 0., while John Withers, linebacker for WVU, and Bill Turchettas, offensive guard for the Wildcats, were teammates at Altoona- Pa., Area High School. * * * Back in old surroundings were ex-WVU athletic director Red Brown and one of his former assistants, Pat Tork. Both were on hand in the press box. Brown has just returned from the Olympic games in Munich. Tork has his house up for sale here and will soon move to Washington where he will be associated in business with his son-in-law. Both he and Brown retired last July 1 * * * i A new Mountaineer, dressed i in traditional garb, sho w ed up today in the person of Mark Lothes of South Charleston. He's the son of the late Harry Lothes, former WVU basketball player and coach. He replaces Bow Loew, who played the part for the past couple of years * * * Someone demanded a recount of the votes, so the selection of the Homecoming Queen was postponed. Saturday. The winner will be announced next (Continued From Page ID) Late in the first half, after veteran defensive back Dave Morris had already gotten the Mountaineers the ball with pass interception only to have Ducks' territory earlier in Passing yarxis Rpturn yards Passex Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 28-M 157 28 15-31-3 7-37 3-2 6-42 49-351 it ]» 4-15-1 5-38 3-3 12-80 came late in the game. | Townsend, a Januskiewicz was the game's| style kicker, rushing loader with 123 yards) in 25 carries. Shobert accounted for 157 yards passing, completing 15 of his 31 attempts. barefoot soccer o o 0 U 7 3--10 3 0--17 Temple Syracuse . _ . Syr--Januskiewicz 1 run (Ruoff kicked) Syr--Pr«torius 2 run (Ruoff kicfcjd) Tern--Grossman 19 pass from Shobert (Mike-Mayer kicked) Syr--FG Ruoff 32 Tem-FG Mike-Mayer 25 A-J1.062. picture 19-yard pass play from Doug Shobert to tight-end Randy Grossman and a 25-yard field goal by Nick Mike-Mayer. Linebacker Chuck Boniti picked off an intended Shobert- to-Grossman pass in the opening minutes of the second peri-!F Iim l,I er ] Pitrhniit od and returned the ball three rm " uie « rwcnoui yards to the Temple 13 to set up the first Syracuse score. Five piays later, Januskiew- Two Golfers Tie Weaver the the fourth period, Missouri broke through in the final drive as John Cherry, their new quarterback, hit Jack Bastable on a pass carrying to the Oregon 20. Don Johnson then cracked six yards to the 14, setting up Hill's placement from slightly to the left of the uprights. Oregon 7 9 4 0--22 Missouri O U T 3--54 Ore--Anderson 2 run (Woodward ick) Nester Ties Record With Six Field Goals in 25-6 Victory Leer of Clarksburg, Patti Callahan of Vienna and Debbi Dunnings of MonroeviUe, Pa. failed) 3 pass from Fouls (kick MU--Johnson 5 pass from Cherry (Hill kick) MU--Sharp 22 pass from Cherry (Hill kick) -FG Woodwerd 29 MU--Moseley 37 interception return (Hill kick) Ore--Specht 51 pass from Fouls (pass failed) MU--FG Hill 31 A-41,236 Aids Wash. State COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) JDeWitt Weaver dropped four (strokes on the final six holes, isliot a 72, and fell into a three- iway tie at 204 witih George iJchnson and Frank Beard after ! three rounds Saturday of the | Southern Open Golf Tourna- (AP1 -- ment. Weaver, who led the touma- Aussie Star Tops Pancho FOREST HILL.S N.Y. (AP) -- Australian Davis Cup star Wai Anderson defeated Pancho Gonzales of Las Vegas, 7-5, 6-4 Saturday in the men's over 35 National Grass Championships. Anderson, 37, the 1957 USLTA champ, won $2,500. Gonzales, who won the men's national singles in 1948 and 1949, took jhome $1,000. Sears ALWRENCE, Kan , icz hulled one yard into the [Washington State pounced on a ..,,_ , ...,, poal line for he touchdowns: fumbled pitchout with less thanlment the first two days and and Ruoff kicked the extra ; f o u r minutes remaining, con-iboasted a three-stroke "advan- po · ( verted the Kansas mishap into'tage going into the third round With (ho period nearly ten a touchdown and two-point con-lof the $100,000 event, was 10-un- minutes old. Praetorius dpshediversion and edged the Jay-!der par and pulling away from untouched to the Temple end hawks 18-17 in an intersectionallthe pack after picking up con- zone from two yards out to cap ; college football season opener secutive birdies at. 11 and 12. a 47-yard, six-play drive that Saturday. However, he took a crippling double bogey at 13, bogeyed 14 and had to sink a 15-foot putt for a bogey on the final hole after dumping his third shot] into the water for his 72. : Last Minute Touchdown Propels Bobcats, 26-21 ATHENS, Ohio (AP)-Ohio University Quarterback ,,. Bevly plunged over the goal line from the one with 51 ·.%%$ Lv,, seconds remaining in the final quarter as the Bobcats came' C h i Chi "«"·'"« from behind to defeat Central Michigan 26-21 here Saturday! " v at Peden "'-" i COLUMBUS, Ga. iAP) --ScoresSatur- !day after The third round of the S100,GOO ' Scutf-.err, Open Gclf Tair~a:rrnt at the .· 1776-yard, par 70 Green Island Country 2--J04 Bevly a sophomore from Youngstown, Ohio, led the 82-! J BoT c °"" r ' yard game clinching drive by completing three fourth down passes to Cleve Moutry, Tim Worncr and Ken Klosterman. Dwiqhr Nevil oick ·iBoh Dicks Johnny Miller Ma*on Rurtcif B»rt Yjr.cey Geeroe Reher Ron ferrurto 7 M8-48-207 K-70-63-208 77-69-47-208 / g.74.47--2W H7-71-71-- 209 70-71 -f8- 209 70-49-70--209 ALTO CEYI'KR Brake Special 4Q88* _·_' _A 4.\V|ieel» Mo-i Ami-rirnii Car* This Week! What Sears will do! · Rcline all 4 w h a e l s and t u r n mid true rirum.i. Rebuild whorl cylinder, check tnaMer cylinder and road test. 40.000 Mile Guarantee · Nnl Including DirKr»kr« ova, he dug in again to recover a fumble on the Villanova 20. Two passes failed 1 and then Kerry Marbury shot up the middle on a perfectly executed draw play to score unmolested. And Nester's kick made it 13-6. Except for the field goals, that was West Virginia's offense. The Mountaineers had only 122 net yards rushing--and 94 of them in the first half--so it WM Posts 300th Grid Triumph WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- William Mary's Indians scored 1 the 300th victory in their 77 years of football, riding the running of Doug Gerhart and the passing of Rip Scherer to David Knight to a 31-7 Southern Conference romp Saturday over Furman's Paladins. Gerhart, a 185-pound sophomore, ran for 119 yards on 14 carries and scored twice, including a 47-yard run that cap- Jed an 80-yard march the first time the Indians had the ball. The Scherer-to-Knight combination clicked six times for 111 yards, setting up a 19-yard field goal by Terry Regan and a three-yard run by Gerhart that ended Sophomore Deery scored twice for the Indians in the final period. a 74-yard drive, quarterback Bill is no secret that without Nester this could have been the saddest opener for a West Virginia team m years. The passing attack, which was supposed to knock the enemy dead, what with the Mountaineers having "the best set of receivers in the country," certainly didn't make itself known Bernie Galiffa, suffering from leg from leg and arm cramps during most of the second half, and Navy transfer Ada Dillon could it for only 13 of 36 of their passes--good for 195 yards--and they had two intercepted. So it was an easy matter to turn the offense over to Nester. And he failed only once--that on a 40-yarder which was a shade off to the right. He toed 1 a 35-yarder with 7:06 gone in the third quarter and then added 30 and 29 yarders in the fourth period. * * WITH THREE SECONDS left on the clock and the ball at the Villanova 12, Coach Bowden ran Nester in for a shot at the record. When the ball was snapped, Villanova was offside, and a penalty of five yards was inflicted. By now there was only one second left but it was time chough to boot from the 13 yard line--23 yards, all told. It was duck soup for Frank, and the almost-capacity crowd gave him a rousing ovation. Nester, who had to convince West Virginia coaches of his kicking ability before getting a ;cholarship, kicked only six of nine attempts all last year. But it is evident that more tvill be heard from him in the james that follow this season. Je has a 40-to-45 yard range , West Virginia INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING WVU No. Gain Low Net Avg. Long Marburv BUOTS .. Owens . Chlln . Le« .... Glllon .. Mills ... Nelson . Mauney Galiffa Total! Player Farmer Holland Shaw . Schaeffer Matlka . Sunday . . . Karczewskl Totals .. 44 34 14 14 10 13 6 4 3 151 10 38 34 14 12 7 6 6 4 1 0 122 2.5 17.0 7.0 1.7 1.4 2.0 6.0 4.0 0.5 0 3.0 Villanova No. Gain Uut Ntt Avg. Lang i 14 0 M S.» 9 1.2 27 - " 12 . 12 8 ! 4 s 8 12 I 5 . 41 109 3.4 12.0 1.0 0 0 1.0 Player Galiffa 28 Dillon Totals PASSING West Virginia Att. Com. Inf. Yds. Long · · 8 2 1 0 2 2 4 5 0 93 38 . M 11 31 Vlllanev* PUyer An. Com. Int. Yds. Lons Sunday 16 4 3 11 13 Karczewskl 2 1 1 5 5 Hattv 1 1 0 12 12 Totals 19 4 4 M 13 PUNTING West Virginia Player NO. Yds. Avg. Long Soroka 3 101 33.7 39 Team 1 o 0 0 Totllt 4 101 25.J 39 Vllltnov* Player No. Yds. Avg. Long Schaeffer 7 309 «.l 54 Totals 7 Mt 44.1 LINEUPS West Virginia (25) Ends--Blake, Stephens, Sims, Tambur- no, Mills, Jaedmann, Spraggins, Sch- welker, Samsa Tackles--Larcamp, Saruelson, Reid, Berrow, Adams, Brown Guards--Stump, Bragg Center--Schultze Linebackers--Zakwskl, Mantooth, Huffman, McMillan, Russell, Withers Offensive Backs--Galiffa, Marbury, Whiles, Dillon, Lee, Nelson, Manney, Clrchner, Boggs, Owens Defensive Backs--Weiskirdher, Morris, Harcharic, Geishauser, Miller, Charley, Everly Specialists--Soroka, Nester Vlllinova {«) Ends--Bilko, Schaeffer, Mistelske, Mc- J.V3S MOM O3S m 2 * 4 TH M* - n O O ^^»* i m m m Manus, Relprlsh Tackles--Sremsnak, Byrnes, Zlmbe, I Glvens, J. 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