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Streaks Lose 10 - 8 at State rtn ..,By JOE MOREISSEY (Sports Editor) .... PJjJpRtA — There was plenty ,"ot free transportation at Meinen "'*; Field here Thursday afternoon , K for" those who didn't mind walk- jnk,.': A record number of bases on .^balls'were Issued in the second ^gar/ie yesterday as the Chicago vi Hubbard Greyhounds eliminated "'the Galesburg Silver Streaks ~"' Wailing by a 10-5 score going into the last of the seventh (final inning), Coach Bob Seal's Streaks rallied with five hits l>ifH#hrec runs, but the final out - caftffc with the bases loaded and Galesburg two runs shy. Af&r Louie Vitali walked to loti&Uhem up, catcher Mark Tillcl- grounded to the third baseman to end the game. "EldVen of the record 23 walks ""cdiVic from three Galesburg pitcher* and 12 of them from three Hubbard moundsmen, Bob Beal was critical of the umpif« ing behind the plate. "He not only didn't give them the corners," Beal complained, "he didn't give theiri anything. The strike aorie was cigarette-' package sjze.'„' After criticizing the plate unv pire, Beal had words of praise for the work on the base paths. "The base umpires Were on the ball and did a great job," the veteran Streak coach com' mented. \ It was only the third loss of the season for the Silver Streaks who had won 20 games. Baal's charges had a string of 18 wins in a row. Hubbard now has a 23-3 record and was to meet Willowbrook in the semifinals this morning at 9:30. WilloWbrook Kegfster-Mall SPORTS GalGsbuftf, 111., Friday, June 8, 1073 Page 18 early because he is stronger an error, bade on baljs and a and capable of going longer balk, than Berry/ Seal explained, "I one hit, two walks and an wanted to be awe to edflie back efrof produe^d three runs for beat Llncolnwood yesterday af< tornoon. Forry Franckey, Galesburg's No. l pitcher, had serious control troubles from the start, He was relieved by Dan Jacobs who had slightly more control but wound up the loser. Bob Berry, who starred in relief in the Canton Sectional, finished up the last 2-2/3 innings and allowed Just one hit and one walk while striking out five. "I came in with Danny Jacobs with Frorry (Franckey) as a starter tomorrow." Beal pointed out, however, that his team did not hit the ball. Although they had live runs in the first six innings, they had only one base hit, a double by Kevin Jackson. "We weren't hitting the ball good. We had trouble with Weinberg's (Phil) sidearm," Beal said. The Greyhounds opened with a pair of runs in the first inning on a pair of walks, two hits and a wild pitch. In the bottom half of the ln» ning. a walk to Jackson and Vitali and an error on Mike Ostrandcr's ground ball loaded the bases for the Streaks with one out. Thiel then walked to force in a run and Tony Nelson drove one in on a sacrifice fly and this tied the score at 2-2. Hubbard moved out to a 5-2 lead in the second on two hits, Galesburg In the bottom of the inning and tied the score at 5-5. Jackson had the big blow, a double, to start things off and for the second time in a row, Thiel walked with the bases loaded to force in a run. Hubbard started playing long ball in the fourth inning and moved out ahead. With two men out, Phil Klimas doubled and came home on a single by Weinberg, Mike Polltackls then cleared the centerfleld fence for a 2-run homer. This made the score 8-5. Hubbard lit ll Henaley ,,130 owlst'wikl 3li •Her 3 0 1 Weinberg 3 11 Klzeluh ooo Politakis 4 11 Dlglnas 3 0 1 Kernagis 0 0 0 Horn 3 1 1 Osifcin 3 2 1 Qnltiburci •Jj t h Jackson 3 3!) Wilder 4 10 Ostrnnder 4 1 t Vitali 8 0 0 Thiel 3 0 0 Nelson 2 1 1 Blixt 3 1 1 Resclnlto 3 1 1 Franckey 0 0 0 Jacobs 2 10 Berry 2 o o Total 28 ~8 ~0 iS'lflSillSiil Ostrander Scores Total 27 10 0 Score by innings Hubbard -.230 320 0—10 Galesburg 230 000 3— 8 Scoring a Galesburg run on a sacifico fly by Tony Nelson is Mike Ostrander (12). The score was one of two in the first Inning of the state baseball tournament game with Hubbard at Peoria Thursday. A seventh-inning rally came up short and the Streaks lost their first-round game 10 -8. $ Pitching Key for American Legion Flat on Ground |*vin Jackson of Galesburg is stretched f$Jf!at on the ground after diving back to base in the state baseball tournament game with Hubbard at Peoria Thursday. The Silver Streaks lost the first-round game 10-8. By LARRY ANDERSON (Staff Writer) Second-year coach Fred Ste vens feels pitching could determine the season's fortunes as the Galesburg American Legion opens 1973 play Saturday night The Legion hosts Cedar Rapids in a single game Saturday at 8 p.m. at H. T. Custer Park. On Sunday afternoon the same two teams Will meet for a doubleheader to got under way at 12:30, A home doubleheader with Magnolia was scheduled tonight for the season opener. However, Magnolia asked to have the game canceled. , Last year, the Legion ran up a 27-8 season won-loss mark. The Legionnaires were eliminated from the tournament trail by Galva in district play. Coach Stevens reports that, his team is "basically sound" and has a good chance of going all the way this season. "We've got an awfully good pi!ching staff and good hitting," insists Stevens. "I think we're strong all around." Galesburg High School's involvement in the state baseball tournament at Peoria this week threatened to keep several Streak players from joining the Legion team. However, the Silver Streaks were eliminated by Hubbard Thursday afternoon, allowing for a day's rest before the opener. The tournament action may have tired some of the Galesburg players who are joining the Legion, but Stevens does not think so. "I've never seen any of these guys quit yet. I don't believe it's going to bother us at all," he says. Three Games Are Played In Junior Hardball League Final Huddle *1 «*w* S &ft? sbur S baseball coach Bob Beal, left, has cago-defeated the Streaks 10-8 in first-round m, agtaal huddle with his squad after the Silver play. (Register-Mail photos by Dale Hum£• SHtibks were eliminated in the state tourna- phrey.) Z at Peoria Thursday. Hubbard of Chi- Three games, one Connie Mack and two Babe Ruth, were played in junior hardball Thursday night. Hi-Lo shut out Grand Roller Rink 2-0 in Connie Mack action in the nightcap at H. T. Custer Park. Dale Hopping of Hi-Lo pitched a 2-hitter while striking out seven batters in the shutout. Losing hurler was Jim Van Fleet. Aiding his own cause, Hopping led his team in batting with two base hits in three trips to the plate. A single run in both the second and seventh innings accounted for Hi-Lo's two scores. In Babe Ruth play, the Firefighters topped the Police 12 -10 in the first game at H, T. Custer, and the Eagles defeated Gale Word 8-3 at the Galesburg High School diamond. The Firefighters got eight hits in 21 official times at bat. while Air Conditioning COMFORT! Check Belts, Freon, Evaporator, Dryer, Condenser, Clean Obstruction From Coil, Etc. RAY ROSE'S CONOCO SERVICE Prairie at Water Tourney Puirihgs Semifinals i 'i 1st game —Villa Park Willowbrook (15 -8) vs. Chicago Hubbard (23-3) 2nd game —Aurora West (17-6) vs. Belleville West (22-5) Title game —7; 30 p.m. Quarterfinal results i Villa Park Willowbrook 5 Bay- imond-Llnoolnwood 0 Chicago Hubbard 10 Galesburg 8 Aurora West 5 Lincoln 1 Belleville West 3 Jollet West 1 Like a jjood neighbor; State Farm is there. with help loi yum c<n, home, lilt- ami lic.illli iiisiii.iiiie See met Jamie Williamson went two for four for the Eagles, and Tourlentes had both of Gale ward's base hits. Hi-Lo Hescinjto Bullock Mlms Foster Johann Scott Cooley Hopping Humes Grand Roller Rink ab i h I ib r h 4 0 0 [Johnson :i 0 1 3 0 1 4 1 1 3 I) 0 2 1 0 4 0 I 3 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 Total 88 2 6 Rozynek 2 0 0 Jo. V'n F't 3 0 0 Reiber 3 0 0 iDickson 1 0 0 Lavender 1 0 0 JJ. V'n F't 3 0 0 Holcomb 2 0 0 Goff 1 0 0 Cisco 1 0 1 PUUburyv 0 0 0 Sundbere 2 o o Total 22 "o "1 Police ab r h Welty 1 3 0 Horkstrom 2 11 Shorn en 4 12 Gutierrez 4 2 2 Hilton 2 1 0 Pacheco 2 0 2 Mi. Ro's'n 0 10 OoH 2 1 0 lyentz 2 0 1 Ma. JVg'n 3 0 I Lopez ooo Total 8210*0 Fir.llghUri Fritz Unger 1 Rozynek 3 Do. McK'p 2 De. McK'p 3 Boylson 2 Pickrel 2 Lee 2 Smith 2 Hopkins 1 ab r 3 2 Total 21 18 8 Eaglei Phone 342-3310 Jlde The Hot One . . . CONOCO! Hetteit Brand Oalne STATE FARM Insurance Companfes Horns Offices*. Bloomlnflten. Illinois BUD NELSON ClasH A League Kicks O! T Play Action in the Galesburg Class A Softbay League kicked off Thursday night at Lake Storey with the Register-Mail defeat* ing Giant Food Store 1341, Dom's Sport Center beating Leahy Electric 5-3 and Admiral turning back the Road Knights 11-9. All six teams return to action next Thursday night. The Register-Mail takes on the Road Knights at 6 :30 p.m., with Ad' miral-Leahy Electric and Dom's- Giant games to follow. Giant* RtffUUr -Mail »J» t h I ab t h J. Hoschek 3 1 1 Swannon 3 3 1 Tate 4 3 8 Ehrenh'dt 3 2 1 Tiininons 4 1 3 iMlms 4 2 2 Webuer 4 U 2 lObermiller 4 0 1 Hanlon 4 0 1 IPrina 4 2 1 Miller 4 i 3 'Johnson 3 111 V Hoschek 4 1 2 Hoerner 3 3 3 Johnson 4 0 0 Clark 3 0 1 McCanls 4 2 1 Ufayes 3 0 I Ziivadall 4 2 2'Brunkow 3 0 J Gait Ward ab r h 2 10 Redington 3 0 OlDiehl 2 0 0 Kramer 3 0 OlDownarcl 2 0 0 Glasnovl'h 3 0 OlArtz 3 0 0 the losers came up with nine| wwiams'n 4 1 ainncv hits in 22 at bats. Dean McKillip and Pickrel each knocked out two hits for the Firefighters. Kevin Shomen, Larry Gutierrez and Dale Pacheco pounded out two hits each for the Police. Mike Hopkins was the winning pitcher, and Mike Robertson took the loss. Eagles' Keg Kramer struck out nine enroute to the win in the other Babe Ruth game. Mc- Gce was the loser. Shepherd 0 0 o Carpent'ar 1 1 0 Hendrjohs 3 2 0 Lovelasa 2 l l Johnson 0 10 Allcon 3 10 Mekeever 111 Total 23 8 4 Collins 3 (I 0 Ditto 2 1 0 McGee 2 10 Linn 2 1 0 Tourlentes 3 12 Total 21 8 2 Fourteen veterans are returning to the team and are joined by only four rookies. The entire starting lineup consists of veterans. Starters are Mark Thiel, catcher; Robbie Johnson, first base; Mike Ostrander, second; Ronnie Nelson, shortstop; Kevin Jackson, third; Tony Nelson, leftfield; Rick Wilder, center, and Louie Vitali, right. All are Silver Streaks except Johnson of Carl Sandburg College and Ronnie Nelson of Knoxville. Jerry Blixt, Galesburg first baseman, will be utilized as back-up catcher and utility fielder. The pitching corps is real strong. Veteran hurlers are Danny Jacobs, Mike Thompson, Forry Franckey and Tim Hayden, all top pitchers for Gales- Braves, Sox Are Winners The Braves beat the Cards 4-1 and the Red Sox shut out the Indians 5-0 in Little League games at 0. N. Custer Park Thursday night. Casey Piggee and Tony McKillip both went two for throe at the plate for the Braves in the cpener. Doug Frank of the Sox and Eric Johnson of the Indians led their respective teams with two base bits each in three times at bat. Iravea Cardinal! burg, and Kirk King of Knoxville. Rookies Bob Berry and Mike Yard,, both of Galesburg, add mound strength. Coach Stevens emphasizes the importance of his pitching staff. "If pitching comes through, that's the name of the-game," he explains. Rounding out the Legion's 18- man squad are rookies Dale McKillip and Ken Baker, also both from Galesburg. . Last year's statistics are impressive, As 4 whole the team batted .357, while the pitching staff had an earned run aver- ago of 1.57. All but four of the Legionnaires responsible for these marks have returned. However, gone are Gary Purcell and Rick McCarthy, now both playing with the Pioneers, as well as Randy Clark and Willie Mims. Aiding head coach Stevens this season are Tom Bowles and Curt Danielson. , ' June 0—Cedar Rapids, H, - 8.00 10—Cedar Rapids, H, (2) ...12.30 13—Limestone, H, (2) 0:30 14—Linooln, A, 7:00 15—Camp Point, H (J:30 16—Moline, A, (2) 12.30 17-Moline, A, (2) .12.30 20—Macomb, H, . 6:30 22—Camp Point, A. —, 7:00 23—Ottumwa, A, (2) 6:00 24—Ottumwa, A, (2) 12:30 27—Galva, A, ... ... .- 7:30 20—Chilliaothe, H, (i) ., 6:00 30-July 1—Cedar Rapids Invitational Tournament, Away, July (2) ...I... 1:30 Tournament 4—Macomb, A, 7-8—Wood River Away 11—Limestone, A, (2) .6:30 13—Jackdonville, H, —— 7:00 14r-Wood. River, H, (2) —.6:30 15—Peoria, A, (2) 1:30 18—Abingdon, H, - 8:00 20—Kewahee, A, , , 7:00 21—Geneseo, H, (2) 6:30 22—Pontiac, H, (2) . 12:30 July 27-30—District Tournament at Galva Aug. 2-5—Division. Tournament at Galesburg Aug. 0-12—State Tournament Pioneers Drill For '73 Opener Piggee Connors McKillip Felz Cervantez Colwell Sprague Alexander Webber Brannon Sparling ab r h 3 1 2 3 2 0 Total Indians 25 4 8 Campbell Berry Fields Turney Glasng'ch Petrie Isaacson Muns Mitchell McGulre Cash Jacksoji Total ab r h 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson Anderson 21 1 2 , Red Cox Bb r hi ab r h 3 0 2IS. Hufl'nn 1 0 0 .2 0 0 Mendez 300 B. Haa'b'ar 3 o OB. Huff'nn 3 o 0 Unger 2 o 1 [Simmons 3 1 1 Ll. Powell 2 0 UNelson ,'1 1 1 CuiVBhtim 2 0 1 I Frank 3 1 2 J. Cecil 2 0 OlBescrra 2 0 0 J. Has'b'er 1 o OIRobertson 1 0 o Lawson 1 o o • • Welch 1 0 0 Lu. Powell 1 0 0 Overton 10 0 Snyder 0 0 0 Total 81 0 5 Keithly 8 o 1 Wright 1 0 0 Alexander 2 0 0 Roelhke 1 1 1 McDon'gb loi " 1 l i 86 8 0 Zauhar Total M3-1139 929 N. Henderson Tolal 4111 lfl ! Score by innings (Ji.iiiis Regis ler-M.jil Total 3,1)3)3 531 001 031 1 11 AMATEUR SHORT TRACK RACE SAT. # JUNE 9th 8 P.M. 7 Miles North of Galesburg on Rt. 150 Hunch Available On Ground*,. | mt Parking. I Admiuion $1.50 — Children Under 12 FREE. SPONSOHED BY GALESBURG MOTORCYCLE CLUB A.M.A. Sanctioned Hiders Musi Have A.M.A. Card. Must Be 21 Years of Age* Coach Jim Isaacson likes what he sees in the first workouts of his 1973 Galesburg Pioneers but one of his first problems may be finding another frontline pitcher. Thirteen Pioneers worked out for the second, straight day Thursday at Knox' Blodgett Field in preparation for their Central Illinois Collegiate League opener Tuesday night at H. T. Custer. There are more to come but one who might not stay ,too long is pitcher Gary Nevinger who had the CJCIVs best won-lost record last'season at 7-0. Nevinger was drafted in the third round by the New York Mets and there appears to bo a good chance he will sign, He will be reporting here Friday. Nowest addition to the Galesburg roster is Mike Bellman, catcher from the University of Houston. The Pioneers were short a catcher when Greg Collins made a' late decision to go to Fairbanks in the Big Western Conference after signing a letter of intent to play with Galesburg. The Pioneers now have two catchers with Bob Brisky, University of Tulsa, already on the roster. The Pioneers will practice again Friday at 6 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 2 each day. READ THE WANT ADS! Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE M2-0185 KNOX COUNTY DEMOLITION DERBY FRIDAY, JUNE 15 - 9 P.M. KNOX COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Moll Entries to PO Box 217 Knoxville Limit 60 Cars 3 HEATS PLUS GRAND FINALE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP See The Nation'i Greatest Thrill Spectacular LOCAL DRIVERS COMPETE FOR PRIZE MONEY and TROPHIES Gates Open 7:00 P.M. General Admission at Front Gate Grandstand and Forking Free Hclrcbhuicnts Will Be Nerved. i

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