Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on July 18, 1974 · Page 8
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 8

Ukiah, California
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Thursday, July 18, 1974
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ft-Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah Calif. Thursday* July 18, 1974 North tries to stop Konocti tonite South Ukiah rallies to turn back Mendocino Coast By GLENN ERICKSON Relief -pitching ace Brian Deering and homer -hitting Jose Salvacion were the salvation of South UUah's LitUe League All- Stars Wednesday night. They came from behind to literally stop a threatening team of Mendocino Coast (Fort Bragg) Area All-Stars, 14-3, on the third night of District 35 Northern Area championship playoffs at North Ukiah-Jaycee diamond off Low Gap Road. Tonight at 6 the last team to debut in the tourney meets the first victorious team, Konocti, in the first semi-final round playoff. Friday night it will be South Ukiah against Lakeport at 6 p.m. Saturday at 2 p.m. the losers of tonight and Friday clash at 2 or 2:30 p.m. in consolation finals, and at 5 p.m. Saturday the winners of tonight's and Friday's games tangle in the Northern Area finals, the winner to earn a trip to Petaluma next week for District final eliminations. Pate Injured , Misfortune struck the South All-Stars early as .Bart Pate, leftfielder, batting second and the second man up in the game as South was the "visiting" team, got hit by a pitch. He took his base at first with one-down, shook off the injury, and stole second and went to third on a passed ball. But he died on base on a strikeout and infield out by Kurt Ashurst as the scrappy Mendocino Coast second- baseman momentarially lost a deceptive grounder but recovered quickly to throw out Ashurst at first, Mike Hopper to Brian Luoma, for a crucial, run- saving out. Young Pate came in from third and went into the dugout, his arm causing him increasing pain. He was replaced by Dana Wildberger in left field and went to a hospital, where it was,found he indeed had fractured a bone in or near his elbow when the second ball thrown to him at bat hit him. Manager Dean Pate, his father, must now add an alternate to the South team to bring it to full playing strength. For a time last night the South Ukiah-Mendocino Coast game was the closest of the three played so.far. If it hadn't been for some sudden and unexpected wildness on the part of starting pitcher Von Boyman of South Ukiah, and a walk and some costly momentary mental delay in execution of plays by Mendocino Coast, the two teams might be playing yet. Deering Superb As it turned out, gritty and steady little Brian Deering took the mound with two out and the bases loaded, three runs in, and struck out Coast's ninth batter of the second inning to cut short, a Mendocino Coast rally before it got too far out of hand. Deering, son of Coach and Mrs. Lowell Deering, showing the competitive spark and coolness learned from watching and playing with his numerous athletic brothers before him, throttled the Fort Bragg All- Stars the rest of the way; going on to smoothly strike out 11 batters, high for the tourney so far; plunk one in the ribs on an errant pitch, and give up just one hit over the next 4 1-3 fantastically pitched innings. Meanwhile, his teammates bounced back after three Fort Bragg runs on two hits, and four walks, in the second had given Mendocino a 3-0 lead. Mendocino Coast found itself trailing by two at the end of the first half of the succeeding third inning. Brief Lapses Hurt Igniting the five-run, three-hit South third inning explosion was Larry Lynn, who first up drew the first walk off Coast hurler Jon Hodges. Jimmy Neustal, South's second baseman, followed with a ball hit, back to the mound. A moment's hesitation was all it took to load the bases as the play to get the lead runner was too late and Dale Morris was safe at first and all other bases were occupied. Hodges bore down to strike out the fourth batter of the inning, but an outfield error on a fly ball by Jose Salvacion scored Lynn, who had walked to begin what was turning into a big, big South inning. With one run in, and one out with bases still loaded, catcher Kurt Ashurst singled home two more runs. Brian Deering, seventh batter up in the third, collected an official hit when Fort Bragg's infielder had a moment's' mental hesitation and then threw too late to first to catch the flying Deering, Salvacion scoring the go-ahead run, 4-3, for South Ukiah. • The rally continued. A wild pitch advanced the alert Deering, who went to third, and Ashurst scored on the same errant pitch to make it 5-3 before Jon Hodges retired the side on a pop-up and a fine play by Brian (Little Butch) Luoma at first on a sizzling line-drive shot off the bat of Greg Shear, ninth South Ukiah batter of the productive third inning. The question now was whether or not Deering, pitching his first full inning after that big "strikeout save" in the last of the second, could keep the threatening Fort Bragg team under control. Fine Efforts He did, beautifully, yielding only one hit, a single by Eric Monson, in the fifth with one down. Deering went on to fan the side in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings, except for that lone hit. In the third he got the first batter on an infield out, Jimmy Neustai at second to Greg Shear at first. The second batter, Brian Luoma, brought Deering to his knees momentarily trying to field a troublemaker. Luoma won that battle of Brians as Deering scrambled to his feet to make a belated, slightly high toss to first. Greg Shear made a fine upward stretch for the ball and tried to stab the bag, but the runner was safe, the scorer charging it as an error on Deering. The latter then plinked Mike Jackson in the ribs to put men on first and second, the tying runs, with one out. Young Deering showed his championship potential under pressure, however. He fanned the next batter, then got some nice help at second. Fort Bragg's sharply swinging catcher Jeff Ball ripped a fast grounder through the infield to Jimmy Neustal back on the grass and moving midway between first and second. Neustal made a nice stop and threw out Morris on another good play at first by Shear to end the last Coast real threat. Nine of the next 10 men to face Deering and his deceptive combination of round-house curves and fast balls went back to the Mendocino Coast bench talking to themselves in frustration. Meanwhile, apparently not having another strong pitcher, Fort Bragg's tiring Jon Hodges was tagged for four hits and four runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings, and a final run in the last inning. Hodges loaded the bases due to fatigue on two walks and a hit batter, and a runner, lead walker Brian Deering, scored on an infield out initiated by Hodges. Salvacion Blast Biggest of the eight final hits off Hodges was a three-run homer blasted by Jose Salvacion, South Ukiah shortstop, in the fifth, scoring Dale Morris who had singled, and Dana Wildberger, safe on a fielder's choice, ahead of him. The sixth inning had started with an infield out, but Larry Lynn got things going with a single, advanced on a wild pitch and scored on an error, after a Jimmy Neustal single. Neustal was nipped at third. South Ukiah, back in the game and on top after that unexpected but welcome five- run third inning, added four more runs in a wild fourth. That rally, like the one in the fifth, also started with one down. Jimmy Neustal opened the rally with a walk. Dale Morris singled and Dana Wildberger was safe on a fielder's choice. Jose Salvaciort, who had driven in South Ukiah's very first run in the third, was to drive in another, with Morris scoring behind Neustal on an error. Wildberger was out at the plate, catcher Jeff Ball to pitcher Jon Hodges, covering. Salvacion scored on a wild pitch or passed ball, and Kurt Ashurst singled, advanced on a wild pitch and scored the fourth run of the big inning on Brian Deering's single. South in Control That made it 9-3, and the South was in complete control. Salvacion added that big three- run homer in the fifth to wind up with two hits in four*trips; score three 1 times and drive in four runs in addition to playing well defensively. Deering was as tough at the plate as he was on the mound, or nearly so. He officially, wound up with two for two, scored once, and drove in two runs. Set, Tie Marks Once the South got going, sparked by Deering's relief pitching after taking over for a frustratingly wild, nearly tearful Boyman who must have felt terrible about those early walks, and Salvation's timely, run-producing efforts, it ran up the most runs of the tournament, 14; shared the lead in most hits in a game, 11, matched by Konocti ill tits 13-2 opening win; and shared with Konocti the biggest winning margin, 11 runs to the good over an opponent. While Mendocino Coast, before the appearance of Deering, appeared well able to battle South on even terms, or better, it wound up with just three hits. By losing pitcher Jon Hodges; by outfielder Sam Ware, and his fifth-inning replacement, Eric Monson. South Ukiah, on the other hand, was unstoppable once it got rolling in the third. Five players got two hits each in the game. Leadoff batter Dale Morris, centerfield, wound up two for five with three runs scored. Jose Salvacion had a single and three-run homer, scored three runs and drove in four. Scorekeepers Busy Catcher'Kurt Ashurst rapped two for four, drove in two runs and scored two. Brian Deering had two for two, scored once and drove in two other runs. Jimmy Neustal, batting last in the order, had two. for three, drove in a run and scored twice — which may tell you something of the balanced batting order South may well -jS^.kjt^^ IS THIS • ISSSKffl^ YOUR BUSINESS? 0% /4emt 'Lacquers ^ —y • Retarders • Enamels ^HLflHHP ' Primers • Metalics ' T/ • ~ 'Sealers Reducers., Rubbing & Blending Compounds CARS a TRUCKS 1958 to 1974 BUY WITH CONFIDENCE Sports <;i.KV\ KHKKSON Sports Editor have. Lakeport will find out Friday at 6 p.m. if South, indeed, is that strong. Larry Lynn singled in two trips and scored, twice, and Wildberger, while not hitting as sub for the injured Pate, scored once. Incidentally, some credit due. Scorekeeper Betty Barrett, and Betty McAllister who has kept a media book, have had their hands full with each winning team amassing 13, 10 and 14 runs so far; losers 2, 1, and three. Even tougher has been the fine job of Chris Mathews,' and his buddies, keeping track of runs and outs 200 feet plus from the play on the scoreboard! ' McCoey takes Pate's place for South Two " youngsters who have learned patience and-or how to live with pain or disappointment switched places on the sidelines and Little League All-Star playing field today. South Ukiah All-Star outfielder Bart Pate incurred a hairline fracture in a bone near the elbow and was forced from the South Ukiah lineup after being hit by a pitched ball his first time up in the first inning of last night's ultimate, 14-3 win over Mendocino Coast. It was a disappointment for young Pate who had to forego his second Little League year for physical reasons. Taking his place in the South Ukiah roster will be alternate Robert McCoey, who had been disappointed at not making the official roster originally, but "hung in there" rather than give up. As a result he now is in line for possible All-Star action when South plays Lakeport in a semi-final game at 6 p.m. Friday at North Ukiah-Jaycee diamond. Bart, son of South Manager Dean and Mrs. Pate, takes McCoey's place on the, sidelines, rooting like crazy for his teammates to go on and on. Olive branch is a 'cactus' WASHINGTON (UPI) — The pro "football players proffered what they viewed as a negotiating olive branch. The owners reacted as if it were cactus. That was today's progress report on the National Football League strike. ' Bill Curry, president of the NFL Players-Association, advocated Wednesday a three- stage approach to settle the strike, entering its 18th day. Curry also suggested that a special fact-finding commission be created to weigh the "freedom issue" demands which consist of allowing a player to switch teams after his contract expires and to have some veto power over being traded to another club. But John Thompson, chief negotiator for the owners' Management Council, contended Curry's proposals "were a breach of a confidential agreement both sides had made with a federal mediator." WFL are leveling off HEADED FOR FIRST — South Ukiah's Jim Neustel is off and running as he lays down an infield roller helping the South come from behind to beat the Mendocino Coast All-Stars, 14-3, Wednesday night. Win put South in semi-finals. (See story, and picture page. 1. — Journal photo by Raymond. Future of baseball in Ukiah topic of meeting slated next Thursday By United Press International Judging by the latest returns, last week's encouraging World Football League attendance figures may have been only a case of "opening night" curiosity. The fledgling football conference began Week II of its existence Wednesday night and the crowd figures, although still higher than many skeptics predicted, took a dramatic downward plunge. In New York, where the Stars were making their debut in dilapidated Downing Stadium, 17,943 —including 1,200 admitted free bees —showed up to watch the hometowners drop a 26-point half time lead and lose to the Birmingham Americans, 32-29. The Chicago Fire drew 29,508 in winning its second straight game at home, 25-22, over the ,Jacksonville Sharks. The turnout, however, was quite a drop from last Week's estimated 42,000 showups at spacious Soldiers Field. And in Houston, even a "nickel beer" come-on drew only 26,227 to see the Texans blank Philadelphia, 11-0, in the 50,000-seat Astrodome. Detroit, A week from tonight, on Thursday, July 25, there will be an open meeting held in the new Bank of America building at 7:30 p.m. to attempt to coordinate (he future baseball programs for youngsters and young adults of'all ages in the' Ukiah Valley: Officials, managers and coaches, sponsors, parents and others involved in North and South Ukiah Little, Coast and Senior Leagues;. Pony and Colt Leagues, Joe DiMaggio-age, high school and college as well as elementary and junior high ball, are invited, are urged to attend the July 25 7:30 p.m. meeting at Bank of America building. With baseball teams on the increase, and playing fields on the decrease; with informal suggestions for modification of present or traditional league patterns and age groups, or for various levels of purely recreational, purely competitive play or combinations of the two; with an ever- increasing need for sound, experienced technical coaching from the Coast League 8-unders on up to Joe DiMaggio age and beyond, there is a need to begin now planning Ukiah's Youth baseball future. All those concerned about any level of baseball, from Coast through Little, Senior, Pony, Colt, Frosh, Jayvee and Varsity high school and Junior College are asked to attend the meeting and contribute and begin working toward a strengthening as well as continuation of baseball for all ages in Ukiah. All those interested in baseball must work together for a stronger total program and better and more facilities. Track, jogging group A— • to organize in Ukiah, next Tuesday evening Are you an elementary school age boy or girl who likes to run? Are you a junior high school student, girl or boy, who is just discovering the joy of running, or jogging? Are you a high school or college age coed or male athlete who wants to build stamina, improve technique, get or keep in shape and build toward a more rewarding and com- petatively successful career? Have you ever longingly looked toward outside AAU, Junior Olympic, NCAA, or locally held twilight, informal fun track meets, or twilight individual and team jogging or cross country for exercise? As an adult, do you feel that with a little bit of company and encouragement you might again enjoy the challenge and accomplishment of participating in various track and field events? Then be sure to come, with your son or daughter, teammate, mother or father, as the case may be, and meet with Coach Jeff Felton on the grass by the Ukiahi track next Tuesday at 6:30 or 7 p.m. Coach Felton will discuss the possibility of forming a Ukiah Valley age-group and family track, jogging and cross country club, or group. Running and jogging programs as well as track for all ages are a real possibility, if they can be organzied sufficiently so that all persons may benefit from running, jogging or men's and women's, boys' and girls' track- events. HUCK'S NOW OFFERS A MILEAGE GUARANTEE TO FIT EVERYBODY'S BUDGET I Besides featuring premium quality, name brand tires, Huck's Ukiah Tire Co. now offers a mileage warranty on every size tire sold, no matter what your budget. You get your money's, aiTujck' worth Its guaranteed. FREE MOUNTING WITH PURCHASE ^KICK 'S TIRE CO So. 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The enthusiastic crowd was treated to a most delightful first half as the Stars, who had lost a he art breaker the week before, jumped out to a 29-3 halftime lead and looked about ready to pour it on their visitors. But the second half became a complete turnabout as Americans' quarterback George Mira began throwing touchdown, strikes and by early in the fourth quarter, Birmingham trailed by only four points. "It was really a matter of my receivers getting used to the poor lighting," said Mira, who fired TD strikes of 20 yards to Ted Powell and four yards to Al Jenkins before running a third score from the one. Reggie hustles win The word "run" has more different meanings — 37, in the English language — than any other word. BALTIMORE (UPI) — Oakland's Reggie Jackson put on another display of speed and power Wednesday that showed why he got over three million votes in the' All-Star game balloting. Jackson's sixth inning- dash from third base to home under the desparate tag of pitcher Mike Cuellar, who had uncorked a wild pitch,' scored the A's' first riin in a 2-0 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Two innings later, Jackson raised his batting average to .326 with a run-scoring double that scored Sal Bando, who singled. Jackson's second single and a double by Joe Rudi sent Reggie to third base against, Cuellar,, who saw his wild pitch partially blocked by catcher Earl Williams. Cuellar made a swipe at Jackson when Williams relayed the ball but he slid across safely before Cuellar tagged him on the hand. Jackson's hustle and batting power made Vida Blue a 10- game winner thanks to a ninth inning assist from - relief ace Rollie Fingers. With the bases loaded and two outs, Fingers got pinch-hitter Rich Coggins to ground Out and picked up his eighth save. "All those votes give me a lot of confidence," Jackson insisted. "It's a morale booster, a shot in the arm for any ballplayer. I like a pat on the back once in a while, the same as the next guy." National League scores were San Francisco 6 New York 2, Atlanta 7 Chicago 2, Pittsburgh 11 Houston 3, Cincinnati 6 St. Louis 4, San Diego 15 Philadelphia 1, and Montreal 5 Los Angeles 4. In the American League, Texas blanked New York, 2-0; Oakland beat Baltimore; 2-0; California edged Cleveland, 7-5; Minnesota topped Milwaukee, 10-5; Boston beat Kansas. City, 6-3, and Chicago topped. New York, 7-1. Expos 5, Dodgers 4 The Dodgers' West lead was sliced to 5Vfc games, by^ the Joss to Montreal as they blew a 4-0 lead. The Dodgers suffered a key blow, too, when Tommy John, who has a 13-3 record, had to leave the game in the fourth inning with a pulled muscle in the area of his pitching elbow. Reds 6, Cards 4 George Foster doubled home two runs in the 12th inning to beat St. Louis and spoil the celebration for Bob Gibson's 3,000th strikeout. 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