Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on June 6, 1973 · Page 29
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 6, 1973
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Streaks Battle Chicago Team in State Meet By JOE MOtffilSSEY (Sports Editor) It's the same old story In any level of baseball — the pitchers hold the key. STATE pAinmas 0:30 A.m. — Wlllowbrook (M-ft) vs. Lincolnwood (1(M). 11:30 n.m. — Gnleshurg (20-2) vs. Mubbnrrt ( OIICRRO ) (22-3). 2 p.m. - T Lincoln (18-0) vs. Aurora West (ifl-fl). A p.m. — .Toilet West (lfl-5) V8. Bellevlllo West (21-5). F*lday 0:30 n.m.—Semifinal gnmo. 11:30 n.m.-—Semlflnfll enme ^J^nopjmjj^hmr^on^ That In essence Is how Coach Bob Bcal summed it up as his Galesburg Silver Streaks pre­ pared to go against Chicago Hubbard in high school state tournament play at Peoria Thursday. "I think we have as good a chance as anyone else," Bcal said. "It all depends on the pitching. If they're consistent and mentally prepared, we've got a better - than - average chance." The Streaks will go against the Chicago Public League champions tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. on Mcinen Field. If they win they will be in the semifinal Friday morning at 9:30 with the finals set for 7:30 Friday night. "They can't try to impress pro scouts and college coaches. They have to do the things that have been working for them all year," Beal explained. Some experts are tabbing Galesburg as one of the teams to beat. In fact a Chicago newspaper has it narrowed down to cither Galesburg or Belleville West, which boasts a record of 21-5. Galesburg has a 20-2 record and brings a string of 18 straight victories into action Thursday morning. The last Register -Mail ---SPORTS Galesburg, III., Wednesday, June 6, 1973 Page 29 time Galesburg was in the baseball state tournament was in 1966, Beal's first year as coach. In comparing this team with some of his other good ball clubs, including the 1966 team, Bcal feels that his current squad has better pitching depth. "I think I could go six deep in pitching if I had to," Beal said. Forry Franckey, who will get the call against Hubbard, has a 6-1 record. Dan Jacobs, generally considered the No. 2 man, has the best mark at 7-1. In the bullpen, Bcal can call on one of three — Tim Haydcn (4-0),,Mike Thompson (2-0) and Bob Berry (2-0). Dan Scott, who has not yet been involved in a decision, is also ready and able for duty. Berry was the star in relief in sectional tournament play at Canton. He came in to save the game against Canton and was the winning pitcher in relief against the Pekin Chinks. Beal thinks that Franckey will be mentally prepared for tomorrow's game. "He didn't have his rhythm down against Pekin," Beal explained. "He was varying his arm angle and not stepping in the same place and as a result he didn't have his normal control." Louie Vitali is leading the team in hitting with a .467 mark and in home runs with eight. Tony Nelson is batting .406, Mike Ostrander .367 and Mark Thiol .300. Ostrander is second in the home run department with four. Hubbard (22-3) reportedly has one of the better hitters in catcher-third baseman Phil Kilmas who hit a 410-foot homer in the playoffs at the White- Sox Park against Sullivarfl J After his homer tied the score at 1-1, his game winning single broke up the game in the 10th inning. Hubbard's No. 1 pitcher is Phil Weinberg, a 6-foot-3, 175- pound righthander. Ryun Is Slower But Still Star of Track Association NEW YORK (UPI) - A lot can (happen in 4V£ years, as Jim .Ryun can testify. He has not raced in New York in that period; he has been to two Olympics and returned home without the coveted gold medal; (he has retired once because of ill health and a lack of enthusiasm for training; lie has seen his world 880-yard record erased from the books and, above all, hie has turned professional. While Ryun no longer reels off sub-four minute miles with the precision of a Swiss clock, (he remains one of the stars of the International Track As­ sociation (ITA) which makes its final tour slop at Madison Square Garden (tonight. Ryun will face Kenya's double Olympic Champion Kip Keino in the featured mile. They have met five times on the tour to date with the former Kansas star winning the last three. But the times have been pedestrian and would have seen both eliminated from an Olympic class field. "If I have the Grand Prix wrapped up before New York, I'll probably want to run a fast mile in the Garden," Ryun said last week before clinching the Grand Prix on the pro track Top Draft Picksi Discuss Future Baseball Plans' NEW YORK (UPI) - David: Clyde and John Stearns both agree they have a lot to learn about baseball, but disagree about when they will start. Clyde, an 18-year-old left­ hander from Spring Branch, Tex., was made the No. 1 pick by the Texas Rangers Tuesday in the annual summer free agent draft; and ..Stearns, a catcher from the University of Colorado, followed just behind him when he was chosen by the Philadelphia Phillies. Ncvinger Drafted Pitcher Gary Nevinger, of the Galesburg Pioneers, was picked in the draft by New York Mets. Catcher Greg Collins and out- fie.'der Randy Trapp, both former Pioneers, were also drafted. Collins was the No, 9 pick of the Cubs and Trapp was selected by the Mets. Young Clyed, who has won 44 of his last 45 games, striking out 830 batters in 468 1-3 high school innings with an 0.85 earned run average, was elated at his selection but wasn't in a hurry to sign a professional contract. Estimates of the money it will take to sign him are in the $200,000 range. "The bonus money is not everything," said his father, Gene Clyde. "There are other things we want to look at. We agreed at this point it's best for all concerned not to mention a figure. We will meet with them sometime after the state playoffs." Stearns, though, who once rejected the Oakland A's when they chose him in the ninth round a few years ago, needed just a few seconds to choose an immediate baseball career. He also was a 17th-round choice of the Buffalo Bills in the pro football draft. "If the Phillies think that much of me 1 think my career is in baseball," said Stearns, who batted .492 in 1972 and .413 his season, when he hit 15 homers, drove in 48' runs and stole 18 bases. "I realize I'll have to go through the minors awhile and refine, but I feel I have a good, long career in baseball." Stearns said he plans to leave today or , Thursday to begin playing in the Phillies' minor league, organization. If he is assigned to the Eastern League, he will come up against his older brother, Bill, a catcher for West Haven. Clyde, who walked 13 batters in a row when he was 14 but has pitched nine no-hitters this year, feels he can pitch right away in the majors, although he realizes he still has a lot to learn. "I think I can win," he said. "I don't want to sound conceited, but a pitcher has to have confidence. I can throw harder than some of the pitchers now in the majors, but I know they pace themselves and don't know if I can do (some of the other things they do." Robin Yount, an, 18-year-old shortstop from Woodland Hills, Calif., was the third selection by the Milwaukee Brewers, and the San Diego Padres followed [by selecting left fielder David Winfield of the University of Minnesota. Winfield, a 6-5, 195- pounder, previously was drafted by NFL, NBA and ABA teams. Midwest League By United Press International Midwest League Burlington at Cedar Rapids, ,ppd rain Wis. Rapids 5 Danville 3 Clinton 3 Quad Cities 1 Dcoatur 3 Appleton 1 (1st game) Decatur 4 Appleton 0 (2nd game) Quincy 1 Waterloo 0 (1st game) WaWloo 11 Quincy 8 (2nd game) circuit. Now he will try t< produce the fast mile. The last track meet at the Garden saw the fans come out in droves to see if Steve Smith could better 18 feet in the pole vault. He disappointed them so it will be up to Bob Seagren, the 1968 Olympic title holder, to deliver tonight. Injuries held him back early in the tour but he soared 17-feet-3 last time out. Far ithose who prefer muscle, flhere is always Brian Oldfield, the 6-5, 275-pounid shotputter who leads the tour in winnings with over $10,000 banked already. Oldfield ' and George Woods, the 1972 Olympic silver meda­ list, renew itheir running battle while in the background there is Randy Matson, the former world record holder who has failed to reach this best in the pro ranks. Jota Carlos, Jkn Green, Jim Hines and Mel Penlder, master sprinters all in itheir amateur days, contest the 60-yiard dash where an invader from Madagascar, Jean-Lous Raveloma- nantoa, is the mian to beat. East Moline Race Results FIRST RACE: (mile pace)— Michael J J (Fabert) 4.60 3.00 3.00 Byrd Byrd (Pederson) 9.20 4.60 North Beach (Welch) 6.20 Time: 2:09.0 SECOND RACE: (mile pace)— Shadies Best (Wilson) 16.80 6.60 3.00 Flashy Alice (Fabert) 4.00 2.80 Mac Beau (Linton) 2.60 Time: 2:08.3 Daily Double—2 & 3. Paid $71.40. THIRD RACE: (mile pace)— Kenny Dares (Jacobs) Recess (McCoy) Casey Ben ILinton) El Tappe Talks/ At CSC Banquet/ Elvin Tappe, former manager| Dave Way was voted the most and player for the Chicago,improved player in basketball. Galesburg's Mark Thiel, second from left, who was voted mioat -valuable player by his fteammfates, receives (the tot ever Chuck Bednar Baseball lAwaird ifirom Charles J. 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MOULTON'S HAIR STYLING HKOOKK AT (iltANI) AND PAKN11AM for Appointments Phone 343-3216 FOURTH RACE: Trainor Smithy (DeJulius) Buffys Boy (Linton) Billy Ensign Clay (Thompson Sr.) 22.00 10.00 4.20 15.20 6.20 3.20 Time: 1:17.3 (mile pace)— 4.40 3.00 2.60 4,00 3.50 3.00 Time: 2:08.2 Cubs' Kevin Taylor hurled a no4iit shutout in little League play at O. N. Custer Park Tuesday night. Two runs in both the first and third innings went with Taylor's no-hitter for a 4-0 victory over the Cardinals in the first game of the evening. Losing pitcher was Jeff Turney. Top offensive performer for the Cubs was Andy Holt, who got two base hits in two official trips to the plate. FIFTH RACE: (mile pace)— Calumet Rush (Wilson) 8.20 4.00 3.40 Marshal Bomber (Duncan) 4.40 4.20 Satalite Slu (Linton) 3.80 . Time: 2:06.1 SIXTH RACE: (mile pace)— Fire Pilot (Shepherd) 6.40 3.60 2.10 Reggie Commander (Williams) 3.40 2.10 Idlewhiles Buck (Ball) 2.10 Time: 2:08.2 SEVENTH RACE: (mile pace)— Irma (Fabert) 7.80 3.40 3.40 Beechy Creed (Linton) 3.80 3.00 Queensring Leader (Wolf) 6.40 Time: 2:06.0 EIGHTH RACE: (mile pace)— Boneventure (Wilcoxen) 10.40 4.80 5.00 Battle Action (Williams) 4.00 3.80 Appollo Mascot (Elser) 5.80 Time: 2:03.0 NINTH RACE: (mile pace)— Blue River (Banks) 3.80 2.80 2.40 Susie Time (Van De Rostyno) 3.20 2.00 Oernle Creed (Duncan) 300 Time; 2:0fl.:i Daily Double—1 & 3. Paid $24.G0. TENTH RACE: (mile pace)— Isola Port (Leonard) 2B.60 22.60 8.110 Martin Buckley (Wilson) 9.20 5.40 Crystal Williams (Coker) 4.00 Time: 2:08.0 Tom Mead Fires 73 At Bunker Links Tom Mead fired a 73 for the best round in play at Bunker Links golf course last week. Carding an 87 was Connie Graham. Shots of the week were two eagle threes on hole No. 10 by Danny Coleman and Rick Daniels. Bob Litrell, Tony Mangieri, Verl Ackerman and Bob Litrell, all shot beat ball scores of 66 for Liquor Dealers League. In the NAACP League, Larry Hendricks, Bill Cox, Buddy LaViolette, Jerry Johnson and Jim Small, also recorded 6fr>. With 69s for Executive League were Hon Graffauliere, M. Marvelli, Robert Cabeen and Paul Hodierne. Mixed Couples League begins l'Yiday at 6 p .m. There will be u drawing for partners. Junior boys and girls are reminded that free golf instruction begins at 9:30 a.m. June 124. Kevin Taylor Has No-Hitter, Shutout Mark Thiel (Wins Trophy In Baseball Cubs, was the principal speak er Tuesday night at the Huddle Inn at an all-sports banquet honoring Carl Sandburg College athletes of this past school year. Tappe, who has been in the Cub organization for the past 23 years, is now a player-scout for the Chicago National League entry. The former major leaguer stressed the importance of never giving up and always making the best possible effort at whatever the job may be. "It's never very hard to quit," Tappe said. "That comes real easy. It takes real courage to stick in there and battle it out." Bill Hungate, basketball coach, praised his team for a tremendous job against odds "The 12-13 record is not a winning one, but I feel our kids had a winning season," Hungate said. "We were out-sized in every ball game but never gave up.' Mike Lewis was voted the most valuable player in basketball. Don Brannon had the best managed to just squeak by the [Yankees 7-6. The Red Sox, who led 6-2 at one point, were out in front 7-5 going into the last half of the sixth inning. However, the Yankees came up with only one run in the sixth and did not catch the Sox. Brett Roehlk and Doug Frank both knocked out two base hits in the winning cause. Games scheduled tonight have the White Sox playing the' Athletics in tie opener and the Giants meeting the Pirates in Baseball coach Jim Isaacson was especially pleased with the work of the baseball team which compiled a 13-7 record with many things against them, including lack of experience, practice facilities and bad weather. Second baseman Tim Coley won two awards, one for the team's best hitter and another as the most valuable player. Other baseball awards went to Gary Woodson, who compiled a 7-1 mark and was named the best pitcher, and to John Mc- N aught, the most improved player. Hungate pinch-hit for golf coach Joe Stolarick and tennis coach Larry Davis. Sam Mangieri was voted the most valuable player in golf and Mark Tolle the most improved. Connie Graham was recognized as the first girl golfer on a Sandburg golf team. : In tennis it was Deal the most valuable player. Bill Simpson, cross country In the nightcap, the Red Sox I the second game Summer Tennis Program Is Scheduled to Begin Monday The summer tennis program sponsored by the Galesburg Tennis Association is scheduled to get under way Monday. The first session is slated for 9 o'clock in the morning at the Knox College courts. Students are asked to report with a tennis racquet. Bob Gruba, Galesburg High School tennis coach, will be in charge of the program for the fifth year in a row. Gruba explained the purpose of the program by saying, "We want to help the young people of Galesburg leam to play for their own enjoyment as well as help the gifted ones become competitive players." "It is the desire of the Galesburg Tennis Association to get as many youngsters involved in tennis as we can," Gruba further points out. With the new tennis complex to be constructed at the GHS athletic plant, Gruba feels ten [nis could become one of Gales burg's top sports. Aiding Gruba will be Jeff Fi Agreement Keuched NEW ORLEANS (UPI) John Mecomi Jr., owner of the New Orleans Saints, has readied an agreement to sell liie National Football League franchise to a Chicago -Abased investment syndicate for $20 million. Mecom said the agreement was reached last week with a group headed by George Gillette Jr., owner of the llarlean Globetrotters, and that I the terms of the deal had been forwarded to NFL Commission-: er Pete Rozelle for league; approval. •' field, former Silver Streak. Fifield is now attending Eastern Illinois University where he wen the No. 1 singles and doubles position as a freshman. He is playing in the NCAA College Tennis Tournament in Pennsylvania this week. For the first time sessions will be held for advanced as well as beginning students. A registration fee of 50 cents wiH be charged, but no student will be turned away for lack of fee. Hosier Takes 2nd Place In Lifting Meet MOLINE — Al Hosier was the top placer for the Galesburg Barbell Club in the Quad City Open power lifting meet at the Moline YMCA here Sunday afternoon. Entries in the m e c t came from Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin. Hosier took second place in the super heavyweight class with a 1,380 pound total. Terry Unger was third in the 181-pound class with a total lift of 1,180 pounds. Also third was Gary Johnson in the 220 pound class with a 920 total. Others lifting for the Gales burg dub were Bert Allen, Victor Bates, Wayne Stephenson and Noah Strange. Galesburg catcher Mark Thiel is the first winner of the Chuck iBednar Baseball Award. Thiel was presented the award after being voted xn o s [valuable player by his teammates. The award honors Charles J. Bednar Sr., who coached Silver Streak baseball teams for 12 years, from 1945 to 1956. The elder Bednar's sons, Charles Jr. and Richard, both) graduates of Galesburg High SchaoJ, presented the award to the high school Athletic Department in honor of their father. It will be given annually to the baseball player voted most valuable by his teammates. The trophy was designed by Charles Jr. The baseball glove highlighting the trophy is the one the designer used when he played for the Streaks from 1952-54. Colt Favored EPSOM, England (UPI) American-owned Noble' Decree was favored for today's $245,000 English Derby. The colt is owned by Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan Who runs the former Aga Khan's stable in France. Jree throw percentage and mosticoach, announced that ,-JBruce assists; Robbie Johnson had the Tracy was the most valuable in best field goal, percentage and that sport and Deal the ; most Gary Williams led the team in improved, rebounds and was the leading K. G. Klinck, director of stu- scorer in the conference with a dent personnel, was toastrnaster 20-plus mark. 'for the evening. Two Carl Sandburg Players Earn All-Conference Berths Two Carl Sandburg College baseball players, Gary Woodson and Tim Coley, have been named to the All-Conference team in the Arrowhead Athletic Conference, according to coach Jim Isaacson. Woodson was one of two pitchers voted to the team by the coaches in the Arrowhead, and Coley was voted the team's third baseman. Other members of the All- Conference team are: Mike VanDeCasteele, pitcher, Black Hawk College; Jack Pagett, catcher, Black Hawk; Tim Binkly, first base, Highland Community College; Tim Stephenson, second base, Highland; Mike Hofstetler, shortstop, Black Hawk; and, in the outfield, Vick Peters, Dave Breiby and Denny Bishop, all from Black Hawk, and Greg Schott from Sauk Valley College. Black Hawk dominated the season with a record of 10 wins and no losses as well as having six players named to the All- Conference team. Sandburg and Highland were in a tie for second at seven wins and three losses, followed by Sauk Valley (4-6), Kishwaukee College (2-8) and Black Hawk East (0-10). In tennis, Black Hawk and Sauk Valley finished the season in a first-place tie. Sandburg and Black Hawk East tied for the next spot and Highland finished last. Kishwaukee College does not participate in tennis. Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S I'llONti S12-0185 WAIK RADIO Presents Silver Streaks In The BASEBALL inois High School State Finals THURSDAY, JUNE 7 Galesburg vs. Chicago Hubbard 11:25 AM - 1590 on your dial THIS BROADCAST MADE POSSIBLE BY - F & M BANK GALE WARD SUDZY'S CAR WASH THE PIZZA HOUSE HOME SAVINGS & LOAN LeGRANOS SERVICE NYMAN'S JEWELERS PUCKETT AMERICAN AND JEEP DAVE'S SCHWINN CENTER 1ST GALESBURG NAT'L BANK P & M ACCESSORY GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL DAIRY QUEEN GRANDVIEW DRIVE IN

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