The Raleigh Register from Beckley, West Virginia on June 25, 1968 · Page 7
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Beckley, West Virginia
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Tuesday, June 25, 1968
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Rn1ef#h Register, Beoktey, W. Va., Tuesday AfternOoif, Juno 25; 1IKJS-7 Six Area Stars On 1968 All-State Baseball Team Martin, Goddard, Elkins Selected To First Squad By JIM VAN ZANT All-State Chairman WILLIAMSON -- "Iron Mike" Kristy, who pitched two victories in one day tu leful Wheeling Jlitli lo its first, state bnsc- !)iill championship, leads Hie way on Uio West Virginia Sportswriters' IOCS All · State baseball team. Krlsly, who hail an overall 10-1 record, also hit .439 for the state champs, and was the talk of (lie state tourney with his great performance. While Wheeling won the title, Sophia, which advanced to the slate semi-finals, was the only team to land two players on the elite first squad. They were rifle - armed catcher Joe (5od- ilard and lefty hurler Kent Martin. Gary Lotos of Wellsburg, who heat state winner Wheeling twice during the regular season and who finished with an ll-i mark, was the other hurlcr named on the team. Tlie lone rejiealer from lasi year's team is Pat Kornsick, an outfielder for Wheeling Central Others named to tho dream team by the all - slate hoard with recommendations from thi coaches, included first baseman Richard Delaney of state run nerup Parkersburg Joe Maxon nt second from Bridgeport, Nick Saban and Monongah at short Bill Elkins of Mullens at third all - around great athelete Kim West of St. Albans us utility player, and Hick 151am of Hun tington High and Hector Sigmor of Cedar Grove in the outfieU Pitching in the slate was a an all - time high, with som really fine moundsmen delegate lo the second and third teams and many to the Honorabl mention list. Dave White of Lo gan and Hick Starkey of Buck hannon 'just missed the firs team. When Kristy wasn't pitchin for Wheeling, he was playing shortstop, and he had an average of ,439. However, it was his heroics at the state tourney, when he pitched the semi-final and championship games for the Northern team, that he won wide acclaim. The youngster had a 1:50 ERA this year, liis third as a regular for WHS. Lotos defeated the state champs twice during the regular season, and lost to them in the Regional.finals, although he hurled a tliree-hittcr, Gary had an ERA of 0.89, and had a three- year record of 24-2. Te other hurler, Martin, of Sophia, hurled two one - hitters in sectional and regional play, and just missed a perfect game against Logan when he walked a batter. He had a 1.11 ERA, and has signed a baseball grant to attend Marshall. Sophia's. catcher, Goddard, has also signed a MU grant. He has one oe the best throwing arms seen in the state by a catcher in several years, and he hit a healthy .377 for the season. First sacker Delaney hit .444, but his main forte is fielding. He made only one error in 20 nines and handled over 90 :inncos. Maxon, the second base liolec, is credited with leading kldgeport to a fine 18-3 roc- rd, with his .425 hitting and parking defensive play. Mlnonguh's Saban, Uie 'short- top pick, is a three - sports tumlaut. He hit .444 for the sea- on, in addition to playing al- ost flawlessly afield. Elkins. like Saban only a titiior, has a great arm, and it .403 for the Mullens Rebels, le was charged with only one raiscue all season from his hot orncr spot. Korsnick leads the outfielders vith a nifty .458 average, being lie lone repeater on the team, jlke Sigmnn of Cedar Groves ind Elam of Hunlington, lie is a ine fly-chaser. Elam swatted .379 for the 'oney Express of HITS, which made it to the slate tourney again, while Sigman batted 443 for Cedar Grove and was lighly respected in the Kanawha Valley. West only hit .300 for Kana- vha Valley champ St. Albans, jut he led Ms learn in BBf with 23. He also had an excellent 8-2 pitching record. He has accepted a WVU football scholarship. While baseball was down in some areas of the state, the all- teams- seem to be 'as strong,,especially in pitching, as any. of the past. The teams were picked by the following all-state board, with , recommendations from the coaches; Bob Scriviher, Martinsburg Journal; Bill Smith, Charleston Daily Mail; Jiin Cochrane, Wheeling Intelligencer; Lowell Cadle, Huntiiigtdn Advertiser; Larry Farley, 'Beckley Post- Herald; Jim Snyder, Parkersburg News; Jack Honaker, Bluefield §unset News - .Observer; Veasey, Fairmont JOE GODDARD Sophia Beckley Boxers To Compete In State Pro-Am Saturday Several iBeckley area boxers will be competing in the State Professional and Amateur targ (Huntington) vs. Clyde Championship card at Huntington Saturday, Juno 29, according to local boxing promoter Doug Eppling. The ten fights, sanctioned, by State Boxing Commissioner Joe Bcrzito, will be held at the Owens - Illinois clubhouse, Sth Avenue, Sth Street West, in Huntingdon and will .include events in bolii amateur and professional ranks. Professional Card Lightweights -- Bill Wttten- "Skeeter" Tyler (Charleston). Main event, 10 rounds. Middleweights -- Charlie Sensabaugh (Beckley) vs. Kenny Parllow (Huntington). Foui rounds. Welterweights -- Dormell Pace (Beckley) vs. Fred Thomas (Huntington). Four rounds. Amateur Card Middleweights -- Gene Masters (Huntington) The main Huntington's event will pit Bill Wittenburg against Charleston's Clyde 'Skeeter" Tyler in a 10-round- the state light- er to decide weight title. STEVE LICKMTER Woodrow Wilson * * * * Honorable Mention I'lTCHEUS -- ftalph Caudill, Williamson; Ben Urso, Folhins- Player bee; Greg Snodgrass, Sisters- Joe Gnihlanl ville; Lannie Casto, Ripley; John Flowers, St. Albans; John Keiffcr, Dunbar; Chuck Johnson, Dunbar; Handy Smith, Wa- hama; Mike Smith, Parkersburg; Tom Hulderman, Monon- gali; Jerry Harris, Fairview; Alan Smith, New Martinsvillo; Steve Savage, Wheeling Triadelphia; Phil Garbark, Wheeling Central; Bill West, Moundsville; Jim Godish, Weirton Madonna; Jim Allen, Barboursville; Merle Sherman, Milton; Jay Jones, Huntington Vinson; Billy McKinney, Martinsburg; Marty Tct- off, Scth; Andy Sapority, Farm- nglon; Allen Reese, Terra Alia. FIRST BASEMEN -- Harlan Fillenger, Huntington High; Tor y Taylor, Lewis .County; Kent Vatkins, Sislersville; Warren Ta'gan, Poca. SECOND BASEMEN -- Spar:y Johnson, Charleston; Mike .Mieuvront, Parkersburg; Ron Smith, Weirton; David Johnson, funtington High; J. C. Jones, Sophia; Brad Vennis, Fairview. SHORTSTOP -- Mike D'An- :oni, Mullens; Bill Slmpkins, Williamson; Larry Fink, Hed- ;esville; (Larry Verbage, Hun- .ington St, Joe; Randy Schaefer, Wellsburg; Wayne Heese, St. Marys; Mike Whitt, Matewan; Bob Johnston, Parkers"burg; Earl Bannister, St. Albans; Mike IMeeks, Charleston; John Wiseman, Sistersville; Sid Devaul, Mannington; John Car- ALBERT HUGHES Wood row Wilson * * * * BILLY ELKINS Mullens * * KENT MARTIN Sophia First Team All-State School Sophia Xichard Delaney Parkersburg Jon Maxon Bridgeport Nick Saban Monongah Bill Elkins Mullens Kim West St Albans Rick Elam Ifuntington High Hector Sigman Cedar Grove Pat Korsnick ....Wheeling Central Kent Martin Sophia Mike Kristy Wheeling Gary Lotos Wellsburg Second Team DON NBFF Sophia Only 1 Repeater On NL All-Stars By JOE GERGEN UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI)-Nobody can accuse the National League Alt Stars of standing pat. Despite a record of five consecutive victories, the National League, perhaps fearful of complacency, will present virtually a new cast of characters in the 39th All-Star baseball production July 9 at Houston's Astrodome. Pete Hose, the 'versatile cnergizer of the Cincinnati Reds, tops the fresh new NL stars who have given the game its greatest face-lifting in history. Only one NL starter, veteran Henry Aaron of the Atlanta Braves, held a similar position a year ago, marking the first time in the 37-year annals of the game only one player has repeated as starter. Rose, a right fielder who received the highest number ol votes f o r . the team (236) anc who was selected for the thire time, was joined by two players competing for the first time- catcher Jerry Grote of the New York Mets and shortstop Don Kessinger of the Chicago Cubs-and another making his secom appearance, second baseman Tommy Helms of the "Reds. Santo Fourth Appearance Others selected for the lhir time include first baseman Willie McCovey of the San Francisco Giants and (Mr Flood of the St. Louis Cardinals Ron Santo, the third baseman o the Cubs will lie making hi fourth All-Star appearance. For Aaron, it is the 14tl consecutive year in which h lias been .so honored. Unlik past years, however, he was th last regular in the volim. barely edging another "old line player, Willie Mays of th Giants, for the third and fin; outfield spot. Aaron drew 109 votes in Hi balloting among players, mana l«crs and conches, only nln more thnn Mays and II mor than Felipe Alou of the Brave and 127 shy of Rose's total, Tho chnngcover from the 1« team was so great Hint only tvv of Inal year's starters, ask 1 from Aaron, received consldern hie support in tlio votln Catcher Joe Torre of It Hrnves drew 40 voles but sll finished fourth Ijoblnd Grot (113). Tom Hallor «f the I/) Angolei! Dodger* and rook Johp Bench o£ tho Reds, an ortstop Gene Alley of the rates received 72 votes, cond best "behind Kessinger's 1. In Staub Runnerup addition to Haller and ley, the other runner-ups eluded Jiusty Staub of the ouston Astros, who drew 100 otes at first base to 154 for IcCovey; Julian Javier o{ the ards, whose 26 votes at second ere a distant second to Helms' !2, and Tony Perez of the cds, the hero of the 1967 ame, who received 60 votes for the Two Beckleyans will fight in the remaining pro events with middleweight Charlie Sensa- augh going against Hunting- on's Kenny Partlow and wel- erweight Donnell Pace taking on Fred Thomas, also o£ Hunt- ngton. Both bouts will go four rounds. The amateur card includes some of the top fighters in the area with Frank Spangler of Fayctteville fighting Gene Masters of Huntington in the main event. The winner will be crowned the state amateur middleweight champ. Berkley's Claude Henry will take' on Ken Holbrook, 1967 state champ, from Ashland, Ky., in the featherweight division. Welterweight Wayne Bond, Toledo, Ohio will fight Curtis Patrick, ' Beckley, while Mt. Hope lightweight boxers Brent Ramsey, 1968 Beckley tourney novice "Champion of Champions", facing Randy Feazell, three time Beckley tourney finalist. . Carl English of Beckley will fight 1968 slate novice champ Danny Childers of Barbours Pos, C IB 211 SB :ilt UP OF OF OR P P P Class Sr. Sr, Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Avg. .377 .531 .444 .403 .300 .379 .443 ' .458 .439 W.I.. ·10-1 1M Player, School Sr. -Third Team I'os. Player, School Don Ilagcr, Seth C Denns Spring, Berkeley Springs* C Gary Matheny, Elkins* Jim Moore, Wheeling , 2F3 Don Neff, Sophia Larry Lewis, Barboursville 2B Billy Sammons, Dupont Steve Swisher, Parkersburg South SS Roger Bibney, Philip Barbour Steve Lickliler, Beckfey 3B Bill Tucci, Lewis County" 3B , ...Bob Bero, Wheeling* Jim Stover, Montgomery UP Larry Lewis, Huntington High* UP Tony Noble, Peterstown* Dave Raines, Ripley OF Larry Weikle, Union High Jack Anderrcgg, Buckhannon .....; OF Ed Wilson, St Marys Mike Eddy, Wellsburg '. OF Ralph Hensley, Wlliamson Dave White, Logan P Hassell Butcher, Chapmanvilla Hick Stark Starkey, Buckhannon P Dave Eaton, Parkersburg Dick Kettler, Wheeling* P Bill Hggins, McMechan Bishop Donahue* Dale Slater, Keyser* Frank Spangler (Fayetteville) Featherweights -- Ken Hoi brook (Ashland, Ky.) vs. Claude Henry (Beckley). Welterweights -- Wayne Bom (Toledo, Ohio) vs. Curtis Pat rick (Beckley). Flyweights -- Danny Childer ;Barbours,ville) vs. Carl Eng Hsh (Beckley). Lightweights -- Brent Ramsey (Mt. Hope) vs. Randy Feazell (Mt. Hope). Heavyweights -- Lewis Bowman (Huntington) vs. Hershell Wood (Odd). Middleweighls -- Richard Howard (Beckley) vs. Jim Don Smith (FayetteviUe). ter, Union. THIRD BASEMAN -- Eon Christy, East Bank; Jeff Rob- New Martinsville; Bill Spencer, Peterstown; John Ballengee, Huntington High; Sid Devaul, Mannington; Gary Freed, Bar- rackvilla; Greg Dunninglon, West Fairmont. CATCHERS -- Dick Beckwith Williamstown; Tom Jochum Wheeling; Bob Wysoeki, Bishop Donahus; Bill Wooten, Lo gan; Jim Shirley, Hedgesville Follensbee; Brian Wellman Moundsville; Gary Shepherd, 'Denotes tied for position, * ' * * * rts, Parkersburg; Terry Volger, Wheeling Central; Tom lark, Weirton; Tom Morehead, .Al Hughes, Beckley* LEADING BATTERS By United Press International Natonal League Alou, Pit G. AB R. H. Pet. 55189 20 69 .365 Rose, Cm 70 289 48 100 .346 Jhnsn, Cin . 67271 42 86.317 Flood, St.L 70 290 41 92 .317 Staub, Hou 68 259 25 82 .317 Alou, Atia McCvy, SF 57 202 38 62 .307 Grate, NY Millan, Atla ville in the flyweight division. Middleweight Richard Howard, Beckley, will face Fayette- 68 289 32 89 .308 60202 17 62 .307 64252 19 77 .306 American League G. AB R. H. Pet 67222 39 71 .320 55 188 33 58 .30 Hart, Giants 14; H. Aaron, Braves 13; Banks, Cubs, Stargell, Pirates and Mays, Giants 12. · American League: F, Howard, Senators 24; Horton, Tigers 8; Harrelson, Ked Sox 15; Cillebrew, Twins 12; Powell Orioles and Yastrzemski, Red Sox 11. Runs Batted In National League: McCovey, liants 48; Perez, Reds 43; Jench, .sReds 42; H. Aaron, ijravcs, Cepoda, Cards and Santo, Cubs 39. American League: F, Howard, Senators 53; Harrelson, Red Sox 51; Powell, Orioles 44; Northrup, Tigers 41; Horton, Tigers 39. (Based on 7 decisions) National League: Marichal Giants 14-2 and Sclma, Mets 7 1; Koosman, Mets 11-2; Carlton Cards 8-2; Reed, Braves 7-3. American League: McLain Tigers 13-2; Bahnsen, Yanks 7 2; Bell, Red Sox and Wright Ystzski, Bos Hrrlsn, Bos Angels 6-2; Hardin, Orioles 8-3 red Walker, Union; Larry Garetson, Cedar Grove; Tom ross, Mannington; John Manhin, Farmington. OUTFIELDERS -- Tom. Sar- er, Mullens, Jerry Bailey, Loan; Dave Lovejoy, Seth; Ger aid Watkins, Montgomery; Da vid Cassity, Beckley; Dave Eller, Barboursville; Mike Mur ihy, Ceredo-Kenova; Bon Bar ;er, Chapmanville; l^on Jenk ms, W.eirton; Rich Matijevich Weirton Madonna; Ron Martin kosky, Wheeling Central; Mik Kostival, Wellburg; Chuc Mean's, Wheeling; Chris Denni Lewis County; Hick DeQuasi Shinn, Wahama; Dave Godbey South Charleston; Kay Gonza les, Bridgeport, Pat Grossa Bridgeport; Pat Cochran, Lew is County'; Dave Gustshall, Pa COPY MATE DRY COPIER BY 3M CO. ° '29.95 G. C. M U R P H Y CO. DOWNTOWN BECKLEY * * * * ins; Terry Phillips, Buckhanon; David Hatfield, Matowan. More Sports On Page 8 Go Swlsh«r Sw««t»-- New-Taste Sensation BY KING EDWARD America's Lvgttt 9*Mnq CIS"' What gets untier_cnevroiers skin? bird behind Santo!s 218. Red Schoendienst of ards, who will manage the NI :ars, will select the remainder f Ihe 25-man squad, including pitchers. He is under no aligation to select those who nishecl second in the voting [though it is customary to do o. Each NL team must be epresentcd by at least one layer on the All-Star squad. "hose teams not represented in ic.starting lineup are Houston, ittsburgh, Los Angeles and 'hiladclphia. The NL. will attempt to better ts 20-17-1 record in the series t tho Astrodome, which has een sold out for weeks. Approximately 57 million tclevi- ion viewers as well as 45,000 at ho indoor stadium are expected o watch the game, which will begin at 8:15 pm EDT. ville s Jim Don Smith. What could be one 'of the best fights of the night will see Hershcl] Wood of Odd take on 1H68 state novice heavyweight titleholder Lewis Bowman o£ Huntington. lEppling notes there are a limited amount of tickets available. Tickets are priced at $2.50. Uhlndr, Min 68 260 2G 77 .296 Carew, Min 47187 22 55 .294 Horton, Det 6 216 31 62 .287 White, NY 67.239 37 68 .285 Smith, Bos 66234 31 66 .282 Oliva, Min 66 234 29 72 .27(5 Jhnsn, Bal 62 219 26 56 .267 Home Runs National League: McCovey, Giants . 18; Allen, Phils and fwFDNisSFl. | SPECIAL 1 H 1 OPEN AL|. DAY 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. 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