t*-Uklah Daily Journal. Ukiah CalH. Tuatday, July 14, 1*74 N »xt m»»t North Ukiah Thursday L Konocti All-Stars outscore Willits, 13-2 By GLENN ERICKSON Pitcher Bill McHenry, rangy young.Konocti hurleri survived a few opening nervous momenta Monday night and went on to pitch the opening gem of what' could be the most interesting Little League baseball tournament held in Ukiah in some The rangy right-hander fell behind in the very first inning, 1-0, as Willits scored in the first-half of the first on an error, wild-pitch and a well- placed infield out by its peppery little, hard-working catcher Jay Knight, to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning of the first game of the District 35 Northern Area playoffs. Timely Hits But Konocti, while not exactly knocking down fences, came back to tie the score in the last of the first, then took advantage of Willits wildness and some errors and timely singles to push over five runs in the third and seven in the fifth to score a 13-2 victory over Willits, and move into a Thursday night second-round meeting with host North Ukiah, which draws a bye until 6 p.m. Thursday night. Tonight at 6 it is Lakeport against Laytonville on the North Ukiah-Jaycee diamond off Low Gap. Both starting pitchers; McHenry of Konocti, who batted lead-off, scored twice and got one hit, and fire-balling Dean Haun, who batted in the No. 5 power slot and got one hit, appeared bothered by the'low- appearing North Ukiah-Jaycee mound. Each hit an occasional batter, and McHenry walked four in addition to striking out 14 batters and giving up seven hits, three of them by Marcus Davis, Willits first baseman and son of Coach George Davis of Willits high school and formerly of St! Helena, and Napa J.C., where he coached former Ukiahi grid star Hoyt Estes. . Young Davis nearly had a perfect four-for-four night, his Jast well-placed shot barely inside the first base line in the sixth and final inning being ruled an error at first, instead of a possible hit. It was a good decision. Young Haun, and his two successors, Mike Torres who in the third moved over from third to switch places, with Haun, and . Ron Rhodes, who relieved Torres in the fifth, put either the second or first batters for Konocti on in every inning, by walks or scratch but well- placed hits. When a team gets its first or even its second man on base every inning it's almost, inevitable that it will score runs. . Meanwhile given new life and confidence after his teammates tied the score in the first inning at 1-1, McHenry loosened up and began to throw with considerable effectiveness, though some wild swinging at times helped him raise his strikeout totals to 14, compared to the six whiffs of three opposing pitchers. Konocti meanwhile settled down, kept swinging pretty levelly and just kept scoring and scoring and scoring in two big innings, the third and fifth. Konocti got three hits in the third and five in the fifth to put the game out of reach. * Walk Starts,It McHenry, as first batter in the first inning — Konocti batted last as home team winner of the coin flip — struck out, but. Peter Stokes, Konocti 2nd sacker, stoked a rally with a walk, advanced on a passed ball and came around on a walk, and a run-scoring single by Bill Tallman, centerfielder, who was to have two for four, two runs and two runs-batted-in for the night. But Dickey Dickinson, who had walked, was out at thepji^onua close play at home as me gutsy Knight hung tight and made the crucial putout to leave the teams tied at the end of the first, 1-1. With one-down in the second Andy Bailey, who had been hit by a pitch, advanced on a wild Willits pitch, stole third, and then became the second out of the second inning as Willits' Mike Torres, at third; catcher Jay Knight and finally shortstop Stan Snyders caught Bailey in the "hot box" between third and home and made another key putout. Catcher Bob Huff of Konocti walked; but was left stranded after stealing second. It was in the third that Konocti got its first bundle of runs. Singles Add Up As befits a lead-off batter it was pitcher Bill McHenry who ignited the. big rally . with Konocti's second hit of the game, a single. Pete Stokes kept that rally going too, getting a single, McHenry moving to third after a wild pitch, both advancing, McHenry scoring, on a passed ball. Stokes scored on an infield error, but Scott Taylor, who had walked, was wiped out at home on a tag by Rookie Hurler finds Nine innings just too long! UPI Sports Wayne Garland found out Monday night why baseball games last nine innings. For the first eight, Baltimore's 23-year-old rookie right-hander gave a convincing imitation of someone trying to pitch a no-hitter. But then at the start of the ninth he lost his no-hitter. Then he lost his complete game. And finally he lost the game. The Oakland A's scored five runs in the ninth to beat the Orioles, 6-4. But Garland, learning the truth in the old cliche that the game isn't over until the last out, was satisfied with his performance. "I think I proved I can pitch here in the major leagues," he said. "If this doesn't do it, I have no idea what will." Garland's no-hit bid ended when Dick Green led off the ninth with a line single to right. Garland still could have escaped with the complete game and victory but one out after Green 's single, Enos Cabell booted Bill North 's grounder for an error. The A's then loaded the bases on a single by Bert Campaneris and Sal Bando followed with a two- run single that knocked out Garland Reggie Jackson greeted reliever Grant Jackson with a run-scoring double and finally Bob Reynolds yielded a sacrifice fly to TimHosky for the fourth run of the inning and wild-pitched Jackson home for fifth. Garland lost his shutout in the second when he walked Jackson to start the inning and Jackson eventually scored on an error by second baseman Bobby Grich, but the A's didn't get another runner past first base until the ninth. In other American League games, Minnesota edged Milwaukee 4-3, Chicago nipped Detroit 3-2, California defeated Cleveland 4-2 and Kansas City topped Boston 3-2. The Yankees and Rangers were not scheduled. National League scores were Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 0, Chicago 7, Atlanta 3 and Pittsburgh 3 Houston 1. "Twins 4 BreWeM~3 Steve Brye's single with one out in the ninth scored Luis Gomez with the winning run for Minnesota: Gomez got on with a single and went to third on Glenn BOrgmann's double. Borgmann also contributed a bases-loaded single in the Twins' three-run seventh. White Sox ,3 Tigers 2 Ken Henderson hit a bases- empty' homer with one out in the ninth for Chicago's fourth victory in its last five gaoes. The White Sox built a 24 lead in the third on a walk and singles by Bill Sharp, Jorge Orta and Carlos May but Detroit tied it in the eighth when Gary Sutherland singled home two runs. Angels 4 Indians 2 Nolan Ryan snapped a three- game losing streak but he needed ntauVuining relief help from Luis Quintana and Dave Sells. the busy little Knight on a ball fired home by Torres at third to get Taylor, after Dickey Dickinson got life at first on an Bill Tallman got on via a fielder's choice, stole second, and after a strikeout, the rally gained momentum as Andy Bailey and Robert Huff each walked and Randy Van Horn singled home.Tallman and Bailey. (Dickinson scored on Huffs walk.) McHenry, who had started the rally, also ended it as the 10th batter of the inning on a short-to-first out. Konocti got two more hits but no runs in the fourth. Stokes, at second, was first up and stroked a single. A moment later, with one down, Dickinson singled, but Tallman was safe on a fielder's choice forcing Stokes at third on a good play by Torres. Warren Moore drove One deep to center where Willits' Bruce Butcher made the catch for the third out. Big Fifth In the fifth, it was time for the . roof to fall in on Torres. Walks to Andy Bailey and Robert Huff and a single by Randy Van Horn loaded • up, the bases. Bill McHenry scored Bailey on a fielder's choice, and Huff scored on a sacrifice fly to left by Stokes. Scotty Taylor kept the, rally going as he singled to score Van Horn, and Dickinson and Tallman singled in continuing succession to drive Torres off the hill. Warren Moore then got a hit off Ron Rhodes, Who was pitching virtually cold, . to score Dickinson. Tallman stole home on a Willits mental error before Rhodes ended Willits' misery with two strikeouts in a row after seven Konocti runs, and one man left on base, in a five- hit inning. Konocti as home team didn't get to bat again. Marc Davis hit for Willits in the first, third and fourth innings, and got on via an error- hit in the sixth, but never got to score. Stan Snyders, who led off for Willits and played shortstop well, scored both his team's runs. The first in the first on that opening nervous Konocti error on an errant throw to first, and a wild pitch and Jay Knight's run-scoring infield out. The second time, in the fourth, Snyders, with two down and Willits desperately trying to get a big rally going, trailing, 6-1, singled and stole second.' Catcher Knight walked, and Marc Davis drove him home before a final third strikeout —• the second of the inning by McHenry, killed Willits* rally. Kill Willits Rally Willits kept things interesting and Green and Gold fans hopeful in the fifth with hits by Dean Haun and Kevin Belts, back tp back. (Betts also, had made a fine defensive effort on several occasions.) McHenry uncorked a wild pitch and it appeared that Willits had something big brewing. But McHenry figuratively tightened his belt, pulled down his cap, and bore down to strike out a batter. He lost the plate on Tom Gallups, who walked to load the bases, but McHenry struck out the next two batters to leave Willits fans frustrated with three men left on base and no one in. There could be little doubt after that that it was Konocti's and McHenry's night, even without the seven final runs in the last of that same fifth inning! Pete Stokes, with two for two and two runs scored; Dickey Dickinson, with two for three and two scored, and two batted in; Randy Van Horn, with two for three and one scored and two runs driven in; and Bill Tallman, with two.for four and two scored and two driven in, led the ll-hit Konocti attack. Warren Moore had a single and an RBI; Bill McHenry a single, an RBI and two runs scored; and Bob Huff an RBI and run scored Only Mike Powell, who never came to bat; Bob Huff, who walked three times and struck* out once; Andy Bailey, who was bit once and walked twice and fanned once but scored twice; and Ms replacement, Tim Goff, who never got to bat, didn't bit for konocti. Three of the seven Willits hits went to Marc Davis; a hit each to Stan Snyders, Dean Haun, Kevin Betts and Monte Guest, with RBI's to Jay Knight and Davis. Sports Aaron, FIRST RUN — Stan Snyder of Willits Little League All-Stars slides safely under the tag of Konocti catcher Robert Huff to score the first run of the 1974 Northern Area District 35 Little League playoffs being held each night this week at North Ukiah-Jaycee diamond. Konocti came back to win, 13-2. Giving safe sign is Red Wright, plate umpire. (See story.) — Journal photo by Erickson. Lakeport, Laytonville vie tonite in playoff With Konocti already in the semi-finals and Willits eliminated, Laytonville and Lakeport Little League Area All-Stars stage their battle for survival tonight, with South Ukiah and Mendocino Coast, vying Wednesday, - and, North Ukiah debuting against once- victorious Konocti Thursday. Friday's 6 p.m. game at North Ukiah-Jaycee diamond off Low Gap matches tonight's and Wednesdays survivors, and Thursday and Friday winners meet at 5 p.m. Saturday for the Northern Area District 35 title. Laytonville, which has taken the place of Covelo in the. Area All-Star playoff scheme of things, is managed by Tim Zager and coached by Ernie Sala. Lakeport is managed by Laddie Medina and coached by Dave Lyons. Making up the Laytonville All-Star squad are Wade Bantz, Clay Bartlett, Ward Blanchard, Bob Doty, William Horn, Jim Kester, Ronnie Matlock, Steve Miller, Tom Rougeau, Dean Sala, Martin Scott, Steve Taylor and Alan Voiselle. Lakeport's roster includes Tim Baldwin, Brett Behrens, Kevin Carlton, Scott Dillingham, Tom' Galland, Rafeal Garcia, Bob Gayaldo, Ron Leal, Bill Lunas, Deake Lyndall, Bobby Manning, Vernon Moreno, Larry Olson and Alan Rozier. <;i .K\.\ 'KRU'KSON Sports Editor Dizzy Dean has second heart attack RE^NO.Nev. (UPI) — Jerome "Dizzy" Dean, the last 30-game winner in the National League and a Hall of Fame pitcher, was in serious condition today after suffering a severe heart attack. Doctors confirmed that Dean, 64, suffered the attack during Sunday dinner with his wife, Pat, and Dr. Louis Lombardi. The attack came a few hours after his release from a hospital. Doctors at St.- Mary's Hospital, where he was admitted after the heart attack, said Dean needed quiet and rest before they could determine when he might return to his home in Wiggins, Miss. "At one time during the night he stopped breathing," the ex- pitcher's wife recalled. Dean was hospitalized in a South Lake Tahoe, Calif., hospital last Thursday after, experiencing chest pains. Dean and his brother, Paul, were ace pitchers with the St. Louis Cardinals'"Gashouse Gang" of (he 1930s. Dean later was a prominent sportscaster. Phillies sign youngster 141 PHILADELPHIA (UPI) The Philadelphia Phillies Mpn.- day signed 14-year-old infielder Jorge Lebron of Patillas, Puerto Rico, to the Auburn, N.Y., farm team in the New York-Penn League. Lebron will turn 15 in September and will return to Puerto Rjc0 to begin his freshman year of high school. He was signed under a special agreement which stated he will play on the minor league team in the summer aWd return to school in the fall. Against top competition Butcher, Schmalle find Say others they like long courses! have inked WFL packs NEWPORT BEACH (UPI) — Though it has announced the signings of only 45 National Football League veterans, as many as 100 more may nave signed World Football League contracts, according to the general manager of the WFL Southern California Sun. In a interview in the Los Angeles Times today, Curly Morrison said the Sun has signed four more NFL starters and the club is close to .signing two .or three others. These would be in addition to the already announced signings of Oakland quarterback Daryle Lamonica, San Francisco receiver Dick Witcher, Kansas City defensive tackle Curley Culp and Chicago linebacker Bob Newton. "Two of the four we haven't announced are with the same, NFL club," Morrison said. "They have a good relationship with their coach and teammates and just don't want it known yet they've signed with us." The number of unannounced signings is "around 100," Morrison said. But Morrison believes the WFL's college draft, and not jumpers from the NFL, will make the league strong. "Few people realize how much football talent comes out of colleges every year," he said. "I think we'U wind up with 10 or 11 NFL players and that'll be all we'll go after. With the young guys we have playing for us now and those we'll get out of the draft, we think we'll be a very strong football team for a long time." PURCHASE INFIELDF 9 ST. LOUIS (UPI) - The St. Louis Cardinals have purchased the contract of infielder Jerry Davanon from their Tulsa farm club and returned infielder Bob Heise to the Oilers. Davanon, 28, was with the Cardinal organization until 1970, when he was traded to the Baltimore Orioles'. Returned to the Cardinals last September, he was batting ,281. Two of the Ukiah Dolphins' younger and best swimmers . jumped in against some outstanding competition Sunday in a 50-meter, Olympic-size long- course pool, and did themselves, their team, and their city proud. Loren Schmalle, just seven, and Kerri Butcher, barely 10, found the 50-meter long course • pool to their liking and clocked nothing but "A" or dduble-"A" times in their respective races, against some of the finest "A" class swimmers in their age groups from as far away as Hawaii and Oregon, Canada and Hollywood, as well as against the tremendous swim talent always to be found in, and around, Santa Clara and the greater Bay Area. There were some 30 to 40 clubs and some 2900 entries in die meet sponsored . by the Camden Swim Club and hosted by West Valley College in its fabulous swim facility at Saratoga. Swimming in a long course, 50-meter pool was something of a novelty to Loren and Kerri. Loren, swimming 50-meter races, had no turns to worry about, or to help speed up his time as in a 25-meter or 25-yard pool. Kerri, however, had to make one turn since she swam 100-meter races, and 100- meters, like 50-meters, are longer than their yardage equivilents. The emphasis in meters and long course is more on sheer conditioning, sustained powerful kick* and steady, rhythmic stroking and breathing with fairly rapid stroke recovery and re-entry, than on turns, though your turns must be good. Both Outstanding Young Schmalle, at the bottom of his age group but near the top already in ability, swam ah "A" time of :47.1 in 50- butterfly, four seconds lower than his best for the distance in the shorter yards, even! He"' placed in the top 10 in that race, and swam an "A" time in the 50- breaststroke (meters) with :54.5 to be up among the leaders in his age group in that stroke, too, Sunday. Kerri Butcher earned herself a 6th place ribbon in a strong field (most events were 30 to 50 swimmers deep in talent, and all had to. be "A" time swimmers or better to qualify for the meet) in the 100-meters backstroke. And she swam her first "AA" time to do it, despite losing some seconds or fractions because of "looking" for the turn and finish, both, in the unfamiliar long pool. Kerri swam, 1:32.9 for 100- meters backstroke, swimming with confidence to her "AA" clocking in a race where only two and a fraction seconds separated the top six swimmers among the eight top finalists. After all, after swimming her first 100-meters butterfly, twice again plus the distance she normally swims in 50-yards of butterfly, the relaxing backstroke couldn't have been too terrifying! She found that the butterfly was tiring —< that she was more tired than normal, but for a reson. She swam more than twice as far and still swam an "A" time of 1:41.4 in the grueling butterfly, and placed in the top 12 or so — and beat some of the Santa Gara area 10-year-olds, who proved human after all. While the fine showing of grit in swimming 100-meters butterfly and the manner in which she swam "AA" time in the face of heavy competition were highlights for Kerri, her :36.3 "A" time in 50-meters freestyle for 11th place isn't to be sneezed at, either. It also proves that given a chance to swim against the best, and to swim long-course races, Ukiah's Dolphins can come through with some pretty amazing performances of their own. They'll need a few in the dual meets and particularly the Redwood Empire Swim League championship meets ahead. Tonight the Dolphins III host Napa Swim Club at 6 p.m. at the Ukiah Swim Center, and Thursday night the Dolphins II entertain ' Sebastopol's dangerous Sea Serpents here at 6. Next week Division III goes to Petaluma a week from tonight, and Dolphins II go to Solano a week from Thursday. leading All-Stars NEW YORK (UPI) — Reggie Jackson, reigning most valuable player of the world champion Oakland Athletics and Hank Aaron, the major league's all-time home run king, topped all comers of their respective American and National Leagues in the final All Star balloting for baseball's 41st midsummer classic scheduled July 23 at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. Jackson, who along with A's teammate Bert Campaneris was one of seven repeaters on the AL squad, received an all- time high of 3,497,358 votes. Aaron, meanwhile, in his 20th straight year as an NL starter, topped all vote-getters in his league with 2,636,250. There were few surprises in the final American League totals with familiar standbys Dick Allen of the Chicago White Sox (first base), Rod Carew of the Minnesota Twins (second base), Brooks Robinson of the Baltimore Orioles (third base), Bobby Murcer of the New York Yankees (outfield) and Carlton Fjsk of the Boston Red Sox(catcher) all easily retaining their starting positions of a year ago along with Jackson in the outfield and Campaneris at shortstop. Only Jeff Burroughs, Texas' young slugger who leads the AL in RBIs and is batting at a .350- plus clip, will be a new face voted into the starting lineup this year. Of course, with Fisk sidelined for the season with a knee injury, the Yankees' Thurman Munson, second in the AL catcher sweepstakes, will be also making his debut as an AL starter. The National League, however, had a few eleventh hour upsets. Along with the Atlanta Braves' Aaron, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cincinnati Reds, 12 in NL West, placed three players apiece in the starting lineup. Catcher Johnny Bench (second behind Aaron in total votes with 2,628,465), second baseman Joe Morgan an] outfielder Pete' Rose all made it from the Reds, while tbe Dodgers Were represented by first baseman Steve Garvey, third baseman Ron Cey-ani outfielder Jimmy Wynn. The selection of Garvey, who was a write-in, came at somewhat of a surprise inasmuch as another write-in, third baseman Mike Schmidt of the Phillies fell short by about 100,000 votes behind Cey despite a massive late-week ballot box- stuffing campaign by the Philadelphia fans. Phillie boosters did, however, get some measure of satisfaction when their pugnacious little shortstop, Larry Bowa, overtook the Dodgers' Bill Russell in the final week. Bowa, who trailed Russell all season long In the balloting, wound up with 1,570,033 votes to his Dodger rival's 1,085,494. Still another Phillie, second baseman Dave Cash, made a valiant effort at the Reds' Morgan before falling short. Although the selection of Aaron, Rose and Wynn in the outfield-certainly would never cause any cries of "foul," the rather low vote-total of Houston's Cesar Cedeno, who wound up fifth in the outfield balloting, was a bit of a surprise. Cedeno, who was involved in a manslaughter case during the ofl- seaspn, is currently leading the NL in RBIs, is second in homers, and hovering near the .300 mark, and may have been the victim of some backlash' votes. MORENO'S CLUB Open from lOa.m.to 11 p.m. Every Day in LUNCHEON SPECIALS • BL_ DAILY I 442 47(4 TECHNICOLOR « "ALICE" at 7:00-10:13 Don't Miss The Fun! LAST TIMES TONIGHT CHARLIE"at8:35 | Extra Disney Cartoon —"PLUTO'S HEARTTHROB STARTS WEDNESDAY • 1 WEEK ONLY ANOTHER GIANT MOTION PICTURE! 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