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A double play ended the game, and a player ran to hi* dugout. "Now we've got the game we want," he said. The player speaking was a number of the Pekirt Legion Post 44 team which beat Can* ton in the first game of the Di* vision Tournament at H. T. Custer Park Thursday night. His statement reflects an, eagerness to play host Galesburg Post 285 tonight. The division tourney hosted by the local team got under way last night with Pekin defeating Canton 4-1 in the opener. Bock Island slipped by Pittsfield 2*1 in the nightcap. With their victory the Pekin legionnaires earned the right to meet Galesburg at 8 o'clock this evening in what will, in effect, be a grudge match. The grudge stems from the fact that the Galesburg High School team knocked Pekin High School out of the state prep tournament last spring. And several Silver Streaks are on the Pekin To Meet 'Grudge Match' Galesburg team, while tt* Pekin Legion lineup ha* the same Pekin High School lineup except for the first baseman. Galesburg posts a 24-9 season record and Pekin is 284. Kirk King, 4-2, will be on the mound for Post 285. Phil Workman, 7-4, will start for Pekin. Galesburg coach Fred Stevens feels the game could turn into a pitching duel. "I don't be- shtp game will be played at 2 e *** M o'clock Sunday afternoon or at ««« , . . Hunter 6 if a ninth game is necessary, svob _ .. M Jackson Pekin took advantage of six T £> y Franzofti Widger Canton errors to win as three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie. Jerry Cox, 6-3, was the winner and Les Hunter, 5-1, the loser. After falling behind 1-0, Rock ittt 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 was while Jim Jenkins suffered the defeat lieve it's^oing to be a slugfest.! l8land scored once in bo* the We're throwing a good pitcher J fourth and sixth innings. Winand they're throwing Work- ning hurler was Jeff Tttbbs, man," he explains.' Pekin mentor Fred Reader's main concern is Post 285's offensive clout. He warns, "I just hope we can get on top. As explosive as they are, if you get behind you're in trouble." Tonight's first game at 6 o'clock will pit the losers of Thursday's games against each other/ Canton and PJttstieM will be battling to stay alive in the double elimination tourney. Three games are scheduled Saturday With the first beginning at 4 p. m. The champion- PlitafUld Bigley Capps Snyder Barton Cox Prentice Ferguson Gerard Jenkins ah t h 4 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 3 \ Hock liland ibf k 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 2 2 3 0 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fisher Krone Requet Boden Cloninger Evans Mack Sutterman 2 Tubbs 1 Total 26 1 51 Score by innings Pittsfield . Rock Island ...... . >P 7 6 Total 22 2 4 Tubbs (W) . Jenkins (L) 001 000 h 5 1 4 1 000 0—1 101 x—2 r triobb 1 5 1 11 Ybcum 0 0 0 0 Watts Workman Souhrada Schumm McCoy Cox Lundeen Fornoff VanSaghl Pekin ab t It 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 Total 26 4 6 Total 24 1 6 Score by innings. Canton 010 000 0—1 Pekin 010 003 x—4 \p k t HMkk COx (W) 7 6 114 Hunter (L) 6 6 4 0 3 Senior Golf Tournament Is Planned Golesburq Reaitttr-Moil, Galesburo, Friday, Aug. 3, 1973819 "j, '' ! ' t ' :il * l l),. si 11 &4 (.•H'v- '' Tournament Winners Winner in the Lakelawn Junior Tennis Tournament completed recently are shown above. Seated, from left, are Kathy Willcutts and Steve Stacey. Standing, from left, are Stan Pyatt, Tim Stellar and Greg Stacey. Sprint Races At County Fair KNOXVILLE - International Motor Contest Assn. (IMCA) championship sprint car racing will highlight activities this weekend at the Knox County Fair. Time trials will begin tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m., with the first race slated for 8 o'clock National Speedways Inc., will officiate. The sprint car races promise plenty of action with two of the top : contenders for the IMCA championship — including point leader Thad Dosher of Topeka, Kan. — entered. Dosher will be the man to beat in the large field of cars. More than 35 drivers — 11 from Illinois — are expected to race tonight. Dosher is well out in front in the point standings and has a chance to widen his margin this weekend. Last season the native Kansan finished fifth in the standings, but this year he already has a feature victory to his credit. Top challenger to Dosher will be Ray Lee Goodwin of Kansas City, Mo. Goodwin, defending national champ, trails Dosher by 295 points, but he is known as a steady driver who's at his best under pressure. It was on the Knoxville track last year that Goodwin took over the IMCA point lead lead he did not relinquish the remainder of the season. Also entered is Dean Shirley of Middleton, who fared well last year. On two consecutive nights of racing, Shirley finished second and third, respectively. Cliff Blundy, son of Galesburg's famous sprint car driver, Jerry Blundy, will be behind the wheel of one of his father's cars tonight. Jerry, former IMCA national champion, was injured' in a race mishap several weeks ago, and it's doubtful he'll see action until late in the season. Short Charged NEW CASTLE, Del.(UPI) Chris Short, lefty relief specialist for the Milwaukee Brewers, became the subject of a bench warrant issued by the New Castle County Court of Common Pleas for failing to appear on drunk driving charges. Acting on a number of requests from golfers, the All- City Tournament Committee voted to conduct a senior golf tournament this year at a meeting held Thursday in the Soan- getaha Country Club. A subcommittee was appointed to work out a format for the senior tournament and submit s:its recommendations at a com- o mittee meeting on Aug. 16. All committee members were in agreement that the senior tournament should be held, but there was some discussion about whether it should be run of f this year or held off until 1974. It war decided to get things off the ground this year. It was generally agreed the tournament would be held, in the latter part of September, but the final dates won't be announced until the Aug. 16 meeting. The All-City Men's Tournament was completed Sunday with Bob Coe winning his fourth title in five years. The best- ball tournament will be held the first two weeks of September. Legion's Rick Wilder Key Figure on Offense, Defense By LARRY ANDERSON (Staff Writer) Rick Wilder does it all. That is, he hits the ball well, hit? with power, has good speed and a better - than • average glove. Wilder has been using his talents all season for Galesburg American Legion Post 285, and it is with good reason that Legion coach Fred Stevens terms Rick "an all-around player." This evening Rick will be putting his .351 batting average and defensive know-how to good use in the Division Tournament at H. T. Custer Park. Galesburg. which received the first- tound bye, is facing Pekin at 8 o'clock. This is Wikter's third year with the Legion team, but he says he has been more effective the last two seasons^ever since he adjusted his batting stance. In his first year with the Legion, he was popping out much of the time. He wasn't playing regularly, but had a chance to pinch hit in the state championship. Although Galesburg won the state title, Rick popped out. But last year he was determined to turn things around. "That's something Fred( Legen coach) helped me out on. He had me change my stance ard hit down and through the ball," explains the Legionnaire. The lefthanded hitter and Young Trotters Post Race Wins Rick Wilder Cubs Defeat White Sox, Even Series The Cubs evened the World Series with the White Sox at cne game apiece in the Little League Tournament at O. N. Custer Park Thursday night. With three runs in the bottom of the last inning the Cubs edged the Sox 6-5. The Sox had beaten the Cubs 9-2 Tuesday night in the best two-outof-three games tourney. Kevin Taylor went four for four at the plate for the Cubs, while teammates Mike Holt ard Dave Taylor had two hits Eric Benge had two hifc, including a home run, and Mitch McMillan had three base hit? for the Sox. The Yankees also won by a 5 score as they defeated the Giants. Tim Rednour was-the Winning pitcher, and Tom South well the loser. Rednour had both hits for the Yankees, and Southwell was three for three for the Giants. While Sex ab r h| 5 2 2'Morgan 2 1'Stanley 0 3 |K Taylor 0 OIM Holt 0 OlYard 0 0|A Holt 0 OlStone 1 o|D Taylor "'Chaney By KENNETH JOHNSON (Staff Writer) Ques Pride and Day Kay Darnley, two of the leading 2- year-old trotters in the Midwest, continued their winning ways Thursday afternoon at the Knox County Fair. Running in rich Northern Illinois Colt Assn. stake races, the young trotters captured feature events yesterday in straight heats. Ques Pride, a swift-moving brown gelding, was clocked in 2:13 4/5 and 2:15 2/5 in winning the first division of the NICA's stake race. The purse was $1,714.28. Owned by Forrest Clever, Aurora, and Connel Willis, Willow Springs, Ques Pride sped to his fourth and fifth victories of the racing season. Having went to the post eight times this year, Mono Puts Dave Parker On Sideline Benge LaFollette McMillan Tolley Robertson Smith Childers Townsend Ellison Carlson Cordle Sauter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jellies Cubi ab r h 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 2 3 righthanded thrower opened' his stance up and raised his elbow. However, he had only a couple nights to practice his new swing. f In the season's first game, he speedy Ques Pride also has three had another opportunity to pinch second-place finishes to his cred- hit. This time he hit a clutch it. single with men on base <i <" Earlier this season, the big Rick started the second .game brown gelding broke the track and has been a starter .ever record at Decatur with a 2:09- since. He batted .313 last sum- 4/5 clocking in the mile. w. helped the Galesburg.High School Silver Streak baseball to the state tournflpient a ,hand J. J.. Yates, a chestnut geld-,, ing, and Goodbye Gingham, a!, . m . . , , . u.,. „,_„- oo ^S,.! ^v^ilast spring and has had Day mare, divided second-place.. , „„ . qAa ,„_ n _j money in the event. J. J. Yatesi" 1 ,he Leglons 24 " 9 reeord 50 finished second in the opening heat, while Goodbye Gingham came in No. 2 in the second heat. Day Kay Darnley, a 2-year- old bay mare, turned in her fastest times of the year in winning the second division of the NIC A stake race, which also had a $1,714.28 purse. She was clocked in 2:14 3/5 and 2:13 3/5. Prior to yesterday's starts, Day Kay Darnley's fastest time had been 2:20 3/5. Owned by Darryl Busse, Kingston, and two Wisconsin men, Earl and Oscar Hilgendorf, Day Kay Darnley now has four first places and three seconds to her credit. She has been entered in far this season. College plans will allow him to continue to play ball next year. He hasn't made definite choice yet, but may. attend Lincoln College. Batting in fifth position,, the Legiionnaire's .351 average, is third best on the team. And he can be counted on to get'the big hit when it's needed..* Legion mentor Stevens- will testify to that fact. "He,hits for the average, and he,,also bite the average with power." So far this season Rick, has one home run, two doubles and three triples. Despite his> speed he has only three stolen! bases because Jerry Blixt, a .367; bat- •Total 35 3 6 White Sox ;..:00l Cubs 101 Total 32 610 101 02—5 010 03—6 Ticket outlets for Galesburg's Salute to Dave Parker have been announced. Ducats may be obtained at Gaile Ward Athletic Goods, LeGrand's Service Station, the Tennis Pro Shop at Lakelawn Swim and Tennis Club and WGIL. The Salute .will consist of a testimonial dinner at Galesburg's Holiday Inn on Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The featured speaker of the evening will be Dick Leffiebvre, tennis coach at Southern Illinois University. To add to the long list of accolades the 1973 graduate has Giant* ab r h Barstow 2 0 0 Johnson 2 2 0 Sc Shaver 2 2 1 Southwell 3 1 T Blm'shn 2 0 Weinberg Goodman Walker Andrews 10 0 M Blm'shn 2 0 0 D Blm'shn 1 0 0 Ford 10 0 St Shaver 0 0 0 McVey Coe 3 Sandidge 3 3 IT Rednour 3 UPhilllps 2 Yankee* ab r h 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 T Pickrel 2 1 Pritchard 2 0 Marriman 0 0 Hips 3 0 OU Rednour 2 2 0 OID Pickrel 1 10 0 Total Giants ... Yankees . 22 5 5! Total 18 6 2 _ . 203 000—5 120 30x—6 11 races this year. Following', ter < ^ sixtn and ^ nit-and- 'run is usually on. < .. Although he can hit against a left-handed pitcher, ,\y^,der prefers the righthanders. He would also rather go for the fast ball than the curve. Defensively Rick also plays a major role as he uses his speed and glove in leftfield. However, he has versatility as evidenced by the fact he played centerfold in high and has filled in at second base for the Legion. Wilder's offensive as Weil as yesiterday's victories, driver Norman Aves was presented a large trophy donated by the Galesburg Chamber of Com merce. Dividing second-place money in the second division race were King's Filter and Chico Tide. Both horses are bay geldings King's Filter was driven by Jack Hankins, while Dennis Bird was at the reins of Chico Tide. In other harness racing action aJnaady compiled, including the 1973 IHSA singles title and the National Intarschoiastic crown, Parker took the Iowa State Open in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, July 28-29, beating the favored Had Burrus 3 and 6. Burr us is 10 years Parker's senior. Dave was entered in the Illinois Open which started July 30 in Highland Park. The national champion was not even yesterday afternoon, Luport -jdefensive talents have been a a 6-year-old bay mare - won jbig contribution to the Legion both heats in the non-winners of $2,500 trot. Driven by William DeLong, Luport turned in 2:112/5 and 2:14 times in the mile. Castle Raider, owned and driven by William Lorance of Laura, placed second in both heats. Castle Raider is a 5-year- old black gelding. Purse for the afternoon's opening feature was p. i T» l $500. Labeen Proclaims In the first division race for non-winners of $1,000 pace, No team. Coach Stevens .praises the slugger by saying, "There 's no doubt he's been a valuable asset to us. I'd like to have a whole team like Rick." ,., <> But Rick is just trying,, "to swing down through the bail so I don't pop so much." Pioneers Lose After 4-2 Win Tennis Runner s-Up Trio shown above were runners-up in the pleted recently. From left, are Mike Will- Lakelawn Junior Tennis Tournament com' cutts, Tom Willcutts and Nancy Stephenson. KNOX CO. FAIR Vz Mile Motorcycle Races AMATEUR AT THE Knox Co. Fairgrounds KNOXVIUE, ILL., Off Interstate 74 AUG, 5, 1973 Practice At 11.00 A.M. Race «t 200 P.M. A.M.A. Sanctioned Sponsored By Silver Rims Motorcycle Club P.O. Box 584 Gal«*burg, Hi. For Information Call Chuck Prithee 309-343-9904 or Ed Smith 309-2*f.2897 List Tennis Winners At Lakelawn Stacey brothers — Greg and Steve — walked off with honors in the boys division and Kathy Willcutts won among the girls in the Lakelawn Junior Tennis Championships completed recently. In the 18-and-under singles finals, Greg Stacey beat Mike Willcutts 5-7, 6-3, 6-0, and brother Steve beat Tom Willcutts 6-3, 6-1 in the 14-and-under division. In the girls competition, Kaithy WUlcutits beat Nancy Stephenson 6-3, 6-1. Winners in the junior doubles were Tim Stellar and Stan Pyatt who defeated Mike and Tom Walk ... 6-3, 6-3. READ THE WANT ADS! PEORIA — Galesburg snapped a 6-game losing streak here Thursday night with a 4-2 win over Peoria, but were defeated 3-2 in the nightcap. The Pioneers, who hadn't been able to win since a 3-5 start in second half action, will be at home for successive doubleheaders against Charleston- Mattoon Saturday and Sunday. The weekend games are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. at Knox' Blodgett Field each day. Barry Koeneke went the route for Galesburg in the opener and scattered 10 hits while Mike Bollman had three for three with two RBI's. Miller had two doubles. Bill Westfall had five for eight for the two games. CICL Standings „ W L PelGB Springfield (34-18) 13 5 .722 — Bloomington (16-24) 10 7 .588 2Y 2 Peoria (22-18) 9 9 .500 4 x-Char-Matt (23-15) 9 9 500 4 Macomb (19-23) 7 10 .412 5»i Galesburg (15-23 ) 4 12 250 S x—Donates first-half champions; over-all season records in parenthe-I ses. Yesterday'* ResuUa Peoria 2-3. Galesburg 4-2 Today'* Came* Springfield at Bloomington (Wes- jleyan Stadium). 5:15 p.m. I Macomb at Peoria (Meinen Field), 2, 6 pjn. The Pioneers got only five hits off John Morse in the nightcap. Galffburg lb I h Hoscheldt 4 0 0 Westfall 4 0 2 Hmr'dng'r 3 0 2 Bradley 4 o o Szczeclnskl 1 0 0 McCarthy 2 0 Miller 4 2 PurceU 3 0 Bollman 3 1 Koeneke 4 1 Flrit Gun* Peoria ibih Cummlngs 4 0 3 Kee 4 0 1 Rima 4 0 0 MorrUon 3 1 2 Reid 3 0 1 Tulk 3 0 2 2 Stouffer 3 0 1 OlTrz'nberg 3 10 3iFr'nbaugh 2 0 0 Coe 10 0 horseshoe We<ek' "Horseshoe pitching is "a fine old American game," Mayor Robert C a b e e n commented Thursday. For that reason and because seeded but won his first twoiRursch, Taylor Ridge, owns the the Galesburg 15th National matches'. j horse. Horseshoe Tournament will be ble Fashion captured the event by winning straight heats. Timed in 2:09 2/5 and 2:10 2/5, the 3- year-old pacer was driven by Bob Moffit of Aledo. Orville He was then rushed to a hospital directly from the courts, where it was determined that he was suffering from mononucleosis, requesting bed rest until Aug. 9. As a result, Dave will not be able to ooenpete in the McDonald's Men's Open scheduled for Lakelawn Aug. 11-12. It is hoped he will be able to compete on the Western Junior Davis Squad one week later. Bold Champ, 2-year-old chest- at Lincoln Park Aug. 12, Cabeen nut gelding, and My 'lime Fris-jhas proclaimed the weekoLAug. co, 4-year-old chestnut gelding, 16-12 as Horseshoe Week. had second-place finishes in Uiei The mayor said the game, is event. Reeds Clara picked up her first wins of the season in the second division for non-winners of $1,000. Tfie 6-year-old bay mare is owned by Terry Brown, Viola, and driven by Daryl Busse, Kingston. Reeds Clara "very much in today's recreation picture and is an excellent pastime involving a moderate amount of healthful outdoor sport." The City Council Monday night also voted to spend $2,000 for a fence for the LincofclfPark was clocked in 2:12 4/5 and 2:10. horseshoe courts. Total 30 210 Total 32 4111 Score by innings: Galesburg 010 003 0—4 Peoria --- 000 100 1—2 G«lt*bur« Hoscheidt Westfall Hmr'dng'r Bollman Bradley Miller Purcell McCarthy Mackie Walker Second Gun* Peoria I ab r h •Cummlngs 2 11 ITulk 3 0 0 IRima 3 1 2 'Morrison 2 0 1 Reld .10 1 0 UTrz'nberg 0 0 0 0 OWilcoxen 2 0 0 0 01 Stouffer 3 0 1 0 0 Kee 3 0 1 0 OiMorris 0 1 0 0 01 3 2 0 4 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 01 3 0 1! 3 3 3 1 1 Szczeeinksi 1 Total 26 * 2 5 : ' Total 19 3 7 Score by innings: Galesburg _ 001 010 0—2 Peoria 003 000 x—3 WARM TOMORROW Time to Iasulate WHITE'S PHONE VISIT US AT THE Knox County Foir JULY 31 - AUGUST 5 REGISTER FOR FREE PRIZES To Bt Givtn Away at 1 P.M., Aug. (No Purchase Necessary) 30" Topper Golden Eagle Bicycle 5th *>£»< «. «t WW tMWi HMD »** «J*3 THE PLEASURE PEOPLE Trovel Iron Trovel Mote Coffee Maker HOPPING'S RV SERVICE and SALES 101 Mon.-Sat. 9 AM • 9 PM Open Sun. Noon 9 PM W. Marion E. Cel«*burg, III.

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