The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1967 · Page 7
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Joe T, Tyronza Trip in State Final: Tech, St. Anne's PINE BLUFF, Ark..(AP) - Greene County Tech's Eagles are to meet Fort Smith St. Anne's in the finals of Ihe state High School Baseball Tournament here today. Tech defeated Tyronza 6-3 in semi-final .play Thursday, and St. Anne's clobbered Joe 'T. Robinson 10-1. An error, a double by Ttonnic Belcwcl! and a wild pitch gave Tech a three-run lead in the first inning. It iced (lie game with ..two tallies in.the fourth and one in the fifth. : Tyronza picked up its first run on a dropped fly ball and a wild pitch in the third inning, and scored twice more in the fifth. Danny Ford held Tyronza to three hits and struck out eight for Greene County. Jerry Williams was the loser. Joe T. gave away three runs on a single error in the second inning, and St. Anne's cashed in four more errors for five runs. Carl Lindquist was the winning pitcher and Gary Banded the loser. * * * Tyronza 001 020 0-333 Greene County 300 210 x—6 6 4 Danny Ford and Carlos Deddick; Jerry Williams and Larry Dean. W-Ford. L-Williams. St. Anne's.*.. 831 231 0-1091 Robinson 001 000 0—147 Carl Lindquist and Eddie Schluterman; Gary Banded and Walter Kincaid. W-Lindquist. L—Banded. Green Light for DC Coach Two more drill session! art planned for the Blytheville Dud Casons be/ore the American Legion baseball season officially opens here Sunday afternoon. Today's workout was scheduled at 2 o'clock and there is another at-1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The regular opener Sunday is giiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiinimiiiiininiiiiniiniHiBI | COURIER NEWS f *~ Friday. May M, 1M7 PAGE «1<3HT with Corning, a 1:30 double- leader. Dwight Williams said he wouldn't name starting pitchers until shortly before game time. It all depends whose arm is eady," the coach said. * * * Williams now has the green ight from his eye doctor and eally got into the act yesterday, macking baseballs and actively unning the show. He recently mderwent eye surgery. "Corning has one of the best sitchers we faced all last year," Villiams warned. KESSINGER HITS REDS This Bird Is Tame Cincinnati ... 27 14 .659 St. Louis .... 21 13 .618 Pitsburgh ... 20 15. .571 Chicago ..... 20 16 .556 Atlanta / By MIKE RECHT '! Associated Press Sports Writer ': Dick Hughes, a "wild man in the minor leagues," has opposing hitters in the major leagues under control now after tamnig down himself. . • The St. Louis Cardinal righthander put down the slugging '• Atlanta Braves 5-0 Thursday night with a two-hitter, made even ^brighter because he didn't walk a man. .-' "That's the first regular season game I ever went nine innings without walking anyone," ::'eaid the bespectacled 29-year- r eld rookie. "I did. go nine innings once in spring training -without a walk, but I was a wild man in the minor leagues." * * * In the only other National 'League game, the Chicago Cubs : used their bats to bring league- leading Cincinnati .under control .54 on Ron Santo's tie-breaking ~- single in the ninth inning. - Hughes, making only his fifth start in the majors after struggling nine years in the minors, brought his record to a modest 2-1, the same mark he had with the Cardinals last season when they brought him up at the end of the year. Thurs. *'$ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING — Dick Hughes, Cardinals, fired a two-hitter and struck out nine as St. Louis blanked Atlanta 5-0. BATTING-Jim Northrup, Tigers, drove in five runs with a single and his second grand- slam home run of the season as Detroit battered Boston 9-3. The View Item Here ED HAYES 'We Are Gathered Here. . .' out THEY MIGHT'VE ALREADY CRIED THEMSELVES But if any of the students want to drop a tear or two tonight in the Blytheville High gym, I don't think anyone will mind. It's that graduation time again. For some students it's like getting » pardon. Others ]eave the hallowed walls of ole BHS with the greatest reluctance. And for the other ones, the less fortunates, it's just another day. . For me, looking back, the saddest part is not leaving the familiar rooms and teachers where you've spent toe last three formative years of your life, rather it s sitting there in the gym, feeling a li'l lost and elated and weary all at Se same time with the possibility that you'll never again see the girl or boy beside you. It's something to think about. Just another day? Ha. * * * Blytheville High is losing a mighty fine crop of seniors. And now delightful it is to report that the valedictorian and salutatorian of the '67 class both found time for a heavy diet of lighthearted, outside interests. Ron Wilson can look back with exquisite pride that he was a starter on the basketball team that tied for the AAA- East championship, a club that climbed to the semifinals of the state tournament. And Melinda Guard was right beside him, logging countless miles and countless smiles as a cheer leader. The View From Here salutes these rare personalities. How would you like to be in the shoes of Dwight Willams basketball coach? Not only does he have to find a replacement for Ron next year: the other seniors, too, leave behind some big empty sneakers, Walt Hampton, Barry Smith, Bill Peterson, Bo Briggs, Stan Williams, Don Games ' and Mike Guillot. Plus manager Steve Littrell. Bob Williams, football coach, is in the same sad boat. He's losing Danny Deen, Mike Smith, Tommy Barnes, David Miles, John Macre, Wayne Milloway, Lewis Walters, Phil Long, Eddie Pharo ... and of course Guillot and Briggs who played both sports. Plus manager John Black who similarly leaves no small vacancy. Please let's not forget the track seniors Peter Shirley, ; Charles Gaines and Johnny Holifield. Nor the other cheer leaders. Along with Melinda, there are Susie Robinson, Lee Driver, Ginger Harpole and Cindy Dillahunty. * * * MEANWHILE, BACK AT HARRISON HIGH , . . Ira Young watched another sterling group of athletes stroll up and secure their diplomas last night. The coach has been doing this for almost 20 years now and he's seen some talent indeed walk the boards and if he ; thinks each group is better than the last, you must understand because the heart does flicky li'l things at this nostalgic time. Dragons who made the best use of all their eligibility and ability were Larry Pugh, Sheridan Kuykendall, Kent Andrews, Cleve Nichols, Aaron Stokes, Calvin Davenport, Roy Theigpen, James Evans, Archie Swillie, Eddie Lee Burton and Alvin Clay. "I hate to see 'em go," said the coach. "But they have to go sooner or later." Which Is as good a comment as any to close this piece. * * * Except to say: Whoever the seniors.are, wherever they are, whatever they do in a future as glorious as they want to make it, God bless 'em all. "He never made it before be- ause he was wild," Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst aid. Hughes was walking more lan four men a game in many f his minor league labors, al- lough striking out twice that umber. But with the Cardinals in 1966, e walked only seven men in 21 innings, struck out 20, pitched a 2-0 shutout in his first start and finished with a 1.71 earned run :verage. He has pitched 35 innings in 12 ;ames—10 in relief—this season nd walked only 14 while fan- ling 36 with a 2.83 era. Hughes struck out nine iraves and only light-hitting Woody Woodward and Marty Martinez managed hits off him. * * * Santo unloaded off reliever Ted Abernathy with one out aft- •r the Cubs loaded the bases against Gerry Arrigo on two walks and an error by Leo Cardenas. Before that, Randy Hundley of Chicago and Tony Perez of Cincinnati traded two-run homers; Don Kessinger and Adolfo Phillips doubled home runs for the Cubs, and Jim Maloney hit a sacrifice fly and Tommy Helms a run-scoring single for the Reds. Cal Koonce picked up his first victory with four shutout innings in relief as the surprising Cubs jumped ahead of Atlanta into fourth place. By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer There are flecks of gray in Jim Northrup's hair, but they're nothing compared to the worry lines the 27-year-old Detroit outfielder is producing in the brows of American League pitchers. Northrup drove in five runs Thursday night—four of them on his second grand-slam home run in eight days—as the Tigers battered Boston 9-3. Elsewhere in the American League, Kansas City toppec Minnesota 3-2 and Washington edged Cleveland 2-1. The gray hair gives Northrup an elder statesman look, but he ms a ready explanation for it. "My mother and dad got gray early," he says. "I have an uncle with snow white hair. It runs n the family." So Jim accepts his premature graying matter-of-factly ... the same way he does his hitting. "I think I should hit .300 up lere," he says. "I've always ried to be the best. I can't do anything halfway." His -two hits against the Red Sox raised Northrup's batting average to .290. He has 21 runs jatted in and three homers- two of them grand slams. "When I try to hit home runs," he says, "I get myself messed up at the plate." He messed up the Red Sox in the fifth inning Thursday night, climaxing a six-run rally with Ms bases-loaded shot. Al Kaline had driven in two runs with a single earlier in the inning. The victory snapped a three- game Tiger slide and a four- game Boston winning string. Bert Campaneris scored al the way from second on Jim Gosger's two-out infield single in the seventh inning, giving the Athletics their winning run against Minesota. Campaeris had singled with two out and then stole second Then he sped home as Gosger beat out a bouncer to Harmon Killebrew. Jim King delivered a two-oul pinch single in the ninth inning scoring Ken Harrelson with agaist the Indians. Harrelson had reached base on Max Alvis' error and mbvec up on a wild pitch. Then King batting for Tim Cullen, singled through shortstop. Leon Wagner accounted foi Cleveland's run with » fourth inning homer, but the Senators tied the score in the sixth on singles by Hank Allen 'am Frank Howard and a double by Cap Peterson. Porks Lose Ridgle to Cal FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jackie Ridgle, a high bounding 6-3 guard from Altheimer Martin, has signed a national letter of intent with the Jniversity of California at Berkeley, head basketball Coach Buddy Waller of the Uni- MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Travelers picked up their llth Texas League victory in 14 games Thursday night by defeating Albuquerque 3-1. Brian Sinnott,. who faced only 28 batters, picked up the win for the second • place Travs, while his teammates collected seven bases on balls off loser Jim Roberts. Ken Washington homored in the second inning to give Albuquerque its only run. Tommy Smith picked off Al- uquerque runners in the second and the fifth. Singles by Smith and Ben Bracy brought in Arkansas' By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE ' W. I* Pet. G.B. 20 17 .541 S. Francisco 20 17 .541 11TH WIN IN 14 GAMES Traveler Hurler Faces Only 28 Men Joe Hague, who had walked in the fourth, and Hague singled in Art Deras, who walked in the fifth and advanced on a sac"jack Singer walked in the eightii and Sinnott doubled him home. Fort Worth rode the steady nine - hit pitching of Archie Reynolds and took advantage of shoddy Austin fielding to whip the braves 4-2 in other Texas League action,, and Am- Paso. Albuquerque, Austin and Dallas-Fort World make up th« second division, llbuquerque is at Arkansas again tonight, El Paso is at Amarillo and Austin is at Dallas-Fort Worth. Albuquerque 010 000 000-1 2 0 Arkansas . . 000 110 Olx-3 6 0 Roberts and Sizemore; Sinnott and Procopio. W- Sinnott (5-3). L-Roberts (2-1). HR - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) David Latiin, rebound artist dropped Pas'o. Arkansas is 2'/2 games out of first, a full game ahead of El Francisco Warriors of the Ni tional Basketball Association. versity of Arkansas said hen Thursday. Ridgle previously had signed a Southwest Conference letter with Arkansas. He was the first Negro ever to receive an athletic scholarship at the University. Los Angeles . 16 21 .432 9 'hila'phia .. 15 20 .429 9 New York ... 11 22 .333 12 Houston 12 27 .308 14 Thursday's Resnlts Chicago 5, Cincinnati 4 St. Louis S, Atlanta 0 Only games scheduled Today'* Gameg Atlanta at New York, N St. Louis at Philadelphia, N Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, N Los Angeles at San Fran., N Houston at Chicago Saturday's Games Atlanta at New Yorfc St. Louis at Philadelphia Cincinnati at Pittsburgh,.N Houston at Chicago Los Angeles at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet G.B. Jhicagb 22 11 .667 — Detroit 22 13 .629 1 Boston 18 18 .500 5K Kansas City'. 18 18 .500 5% Baltimore ... 17 17 .500 5% Jleveland ... 17 18 .486 6 Minnesota ... 16 19 .457 T New York... 15 19 .441 7% California ... 16 22 .421 8% Washington . 15 21 .417 8% Thursday's Results Washington 2, Cleveland 1 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 2 Detroit 9,'Boston 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games New York at Cleveland, N Washington at Detroit, N Boston at Baltimore, N Chicago at California, 2 twi- night Minesota at Kansas City, N Satfiraay's Games Chicago at California, N Minnesota at Kansas' City, N Washington at Detroit New York at Cleveland, N Boston at Baltimore, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Amarillo .... 23 13 .639 — ARKANSAS . 20 15 .571 t>k El Paso 20 17 .514 3% Albuquerque . 19 20 .485 5'A Austin ...:.. 16' 23 .410 814 Dal-FW .... 14 24 .368 10 ' Thursday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 4, Austin 2 El Paso 6, Amarillo 3 ARKANSAS 3, Albuquerque 1 Friday's Games Austin at Dallas-Fort Worth Albuquerque at ARKANSAS El Paso at Amarillo, 2 PACIFIC COAST Seattle 3, Oklahoma City 2 Phoenix 6, Tulsa 3 Indianapolis 10, Denver 5 Vancouver 5, Tacoma 4 San Diego 4, Spokane 1 Only games scheduled INTERNATIONAL Toledo 3, Richmond 0 Columbus 8, Jacksonville 5 Only games scheduled it tastesHexpensive ...and is. Made tram *n;o[igmal old «1ylo tour mutt raelpe by Bill Ssmuels, fourth ganer* lion Kentucky Oisii!l«. 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