Galesburg Register-Mail from Galesburg, Illinois on August 4, 1973 · Page 13
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Galesburg, Illinois
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Saturday, August 4, 1973
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WW" g Beats Pekin 6-4 Gatesbufg American legion Post 3te won its first game of the Division Tournament at H. T. Outer Park Friday night with ^ a M victory over Pekin in 10 innings. GsfeslbUfg, host for the tour* ftey, had the first round bye, while Pekin Post 44 had advanced Thursday night with a 4*1 decision over Canton. The wlit puts Post 285 against Rack Island in a game scheduled for 6 o'clock this evening, tf the Legionnaires win, they will advance to the champion- shin game on Sunday afternoon. If they lose, they will play again tonight at 8 o'clock. Pitsfield was knocked out of the double elimination tourney in Hie opener Friday night by suffering its second loss of the tournament, pntstinn, wmcn lost to Rock Island 2*1 on Thursday, was dominated by Canton •1M. Offensive clout put the local team out in front first with three runs in the top of the sec end inning. Mike Thompson hit a 3-2 pitch to the centeffieid fence with bases loaded to score two runs. Later a wild pitch brought in Jerry BUxt. Pekin then brought across two scores in the bottom of the inning, but Galesburg added a single run in the third. The score jumped to 4*2 when Mark Thie! blasted a home run over t h e straightaway centerfield fence. After Pekin scored in the fourth and fifth innings to tie trie score, the game turned into a pitcher's duel between Galesburg's Kirk King and Pekin's Phil Workman. It was not until the top of the loth that Galesburg was able to tag Workman for mote runs. Kggister -Mail SPORTS Galesburg, 111., Saturday, Aug. 4, 1973 Page 13 Louie Vitali had walked and stole second when Rick Wilder hit a 2-out blooper over the Pekin third baseman to bring in the run. Thompson then singled in Wilder, who had moved to third on a wild pitch. Galesburg coach Fred Stevens described the victory as "100 per cent team effort." When asked if the win will give the team momentum, he said, "It's got to help us. That first game is always the important one." However, it was a different story for Pekin coach Fred Reader, whose team committed several errors. "We'd have won the game if we could have played some defense," he observed. King got the win as he struck out eight batters while giving up nine hits and two earned runs. Pekin's Workman had nine strikeouts and gave up only eight hits but was tagged for five earned runs. 6iU »t>urf Jackson Nelson Thiel Vitali Wilder Blixt Thompson Johnson King ab t h Watts Workman Souhrada Sehumm McCoy Cox Vaughn Lundeen Fornoff Snell Piktn *b t h 4 0 0 1 1 i o 1 2 0 0 Total 36 6 8| Total 40 4 « Galesburg 031 OOO 000 2—6 Pekin - - 020 110 000 0—4 is h tettebb King (W 5-2) _ .10 9 4 2 8 3 Workman (L 7-5) 10 8 6 5 9 4 Pittitield Bigley Capps Cox- Jenkins Prentice Ferguson Smothers Newman Apps Gerard •b t hi 3 1 11 Jackson 0 liRl Loy 0 OIHunter llFranzonl O'Svob OlWldger 2 0 0 Yocum 3 0 01 Rose 1 0 OIRa Loy Canton ab * h 4 3 3 5 02 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 O'Kln'dlenst 1 Total 24 1 3| Total 32 1212 Pittsfleld ... 100 000 0—1 Canton . „ 035 040 x—12 Blackett Wins Auto Race Fe ature By KENNETH JOHNSON (Staff Writer) Ralph Blackett of Dea Moines, Iowa, led from start to finish Friday night in winning the 25-lap sprint car feature at the Knox County Fair. More than 2,500 area race fans turned out last night to see the ihiard-charging Blackett survive three yellow flags and a late come-frcrn-behind effort by Bill Utz of Sedalia, Mo. UTZ, WHO threatened to overtake the leader on several occasions, tried to pass Blackett on the last lap by) going high as he entered the No. 3 turn. But the veteran Blackett hugged the inside rail and came roaring out of the last turn to beat the Missourian across the finish line. Blackett made it to the feature the hard way. After qualifying seventh in a field of 35 cars — which was one of the largest turnouts in the history of ths fair races — Blackett was involved in a minor, accident during his heat %vent. Blackett's Ohevy^fW^rNo. 19 sprinter hook&dnof another car's wheels coming out of the second turn, causing the car to hit the inside wall and spin out. Failing to qualify for the feature in his heat race, Black-, ett had one last chance to make the evening's big event. -And he made the most of the opportunity. STARTING in the middle of an 18-car field in the consolation race, Blackett quickly moved up to second place and held that position for the remainder of the race. The top six finishers in the event moved on to the feature. Thirty-five drivers from 12 states took part in time trials last night. Buzz Rose of Mt. Vernon, Iowa, had the quick time of the evening with a half-mile clocking of 26.66. Other top qualifiers were Utz, 26.81; Chuck Mohr, 26.85; Chuck Amati, 27.00; Larry Kirkpatrick, 27.01; Leonard McCarl, 27.12, and Blackett, 27.16. CLIFF BL17NDY| son of ^^|^^^g>rint^r Jerry, 2-time International Motor Car Assn. (IMCA) national champion, was involved in a race mishap several weeks ago. Always a popular figure at the fair races, it is doubtful Blundy will see action again until late in the season. IMCA point leader, Thad Dosher of Topeka, Kan., had his problems last night. Pol- lowing a disappointing 27.41 showing in the time trials, Dosher bounced back to win his heat race. But in the feature, the Kansas driver fell off the pace early and never threatened the leaders. ALSO HAVING trouble last night was Ray Lee Goodwin of Kansas City, Mo., defending IMCA national sprint car champ. Goodwin, who won a feature event here last year, had a poor time of 27.85 in , qualifications. Due to the large number of cars entered for the races, Goodwin's time wasn't good enough to earn a spot in the ; hea;t events. It wasn't until the ''•'^consolation — when. J8 cars f ^battled for sixWetUuje'berths 'i that Goodwin got:£ : chance to run. He started in the middle of the pack and worked up to sixth at the checkered flag. Like Dosher, Goodwin started toward the rear of the pack in the feature. He passed several cars early in the race, but soon after the first accident he got caught in a traffic jam entering the No. 1 turn, losing valuable time. He dropped way back and finished 11th. CLIFF POWELL won the first heat last night, with Leo Dugo placing second and Gene Gennetten third. Buzz Rose also earned a spot in the feature by finishing in the No. 4 position. Winning time of the first heat was 3:40.8. The 8-lap record at Kmoxville is 3:21.68, set last year by Jerry Canfield. Thad Dosher, Roy Bryant, Junior Parkinson and Utz were the top four finishers in the second heat. Dosher had a winning time of 3:43.97. In the third heat of the evening, record-holder Camfield slipped past Bill Burks on the fifth lap and went on to win the event. Because of Blackett's accident, there was no time on the race. Burks finished second in the third heat, followed by Duane Staneking and Jerry Strandridge. The fourth event of the evening was the STP match race, where the top four qualifiers in the time trials clash head- on for trophies and additional prize money. Utz came on strong to win the race in-a time of 2:17.02. Rose finished second and Chuck Mohr third. IN LAST NIGHT'S consolation, Amati, Blackett, McCarl, Bubby Jones, Dean Shirley and Goodwin qualified for the feature by copping the first six places. The feature was halted >!hree times because of spin- outs and accidents. On each cccassion Blackett was out in front, with Utz in second place. Early in the race, Blackett held leads of 10-15 car lengths, only to have Utz narrow the gap with less than four miles to go. Utz stayed close the rest of the way, but he could never catch Blackett. Heads for First Kevin Jackson (5) of Galesburg American Legion Post 285 breaks from the plate and heads for first base after hitting the ball. Action took place in the Second game of •.• [,,,|! ='iSiiill;;r' ;ii!:!p;':|;"; ,!: i^f. "i. •; : J!: , ii ,i j ' l! • Ji " • 'Hi, ' • I' t Entry Deadline Is Aug. 13 For County Swimming Meet Crash on Track Lenard McCarPs car spun out in IMCA sprint car action Friday night at the Knox County Fair. Cars running into him were driven by Buzz Rose and Chuck Amati. The fourth annual Knox County Swimming and Diving Meet will be held at Soangetaha Coun try Club Aug. 20. The meet begins at 8:30 a.m., and swimmers will compete in five age groups, 8-under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-over, in boys and gir^s divisions. The meet is open to anyone residing in Knox County. Entry fee for one event is $1, while $2 qualifies a swimmer for all events. Deadline for entering is Aug. 13. Swimmers and divers can sign up at Soangetaha, Lakelawn Swim and Tennis Club, Lake Bracken Country Club and the Knox County YMCA. Freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke and individual medley events will be swum with ribbons going to the first six finishers in each group as well as a trophy to the swimmer in each classification who scores the most points. Trophies will also be awarded to the girl and boy who score the most points for the entire meet. Swimmers 10 years old or younger wi". compete in 25-yard races, 11-14 in 50-yard events and 15-over in 100-yard races. Scoring will be on a 7-5-4-3-2-1 basis. Diving will be off the low board with only a required front dive and other dives optional. Those 15-over will make a total of five dives, and those 14-under will make four. First p!^ce winners in each class will be awarded a trophy with ribbons going to second through fifth-place inishers. Midwest League By United Press International Appleton 15 Quad Cities 2 Cedar Rapids 4 Wis. Rapids 3 Quincy 3 Waterloo 1 Clinton 2 Decatur 1 Burlington 8 Danville 7 Warms Up Galesburg American Legion pitcher Kirk King throws his warm-up pitches as Pekin's Dana Watts waits to step into the batter's box. King went the distance as Galesburg defeated Pekin 6-4 in 10 innings in the Division Tournament game at H. T. Custer Park Friday night. Pacers Capture Big Win at Fair Russ Rhodes Scholarships Every year 32 Americans are chosen to receive Rhodes Scholarships for a minimum of two years of study ait Oxford University in England. Dean Bomber and Lady Kingston, both 2-yearold pacers, had # their best races of the season' Friday afternoon at the Knox County Fair. Running in Northern Illinois Colt Assn. (NICA) stake events, Dean Bomber won Uhe fourth feature yesterday in straight heats, while Lady Kingston — also placing 1-1 — captured honors in the fifth event. In the NICA's first division for 2 -year -old pacers, 0:untess Kay, a bay mare driven by Jack Hankins, won the first jDaryl Busse guided Lady King- heat. Stave Russ, a black geW-, ston to winning times of 2:11.1 L ^ 2:09.1. Dean Bomber won was 2:10, while Steve paced the mile in 2:10.3. Finishing right behind Dean Bomber in the NICA's second division race was Philport, a bay gelding driven by Daryl Busse. Dean Bomber was clocked in 2:11 and 2:09. Prior to yesterday, the bay horse's fast est time had been 2:09.1. Dean Bomber now has six victories inn 10 races. Lady Kingston picked up her fifth and sixth race wins of the season in the NICA's third division of the 2-year-old pace. Division Tournament play at H. T. Custer Park Friday night. Galesburg won 6-4 bHO -• innings. (Register-Mail photos by Sieve Stout.) Pioneers To Finish With Home Games Galesburg's Pioneers, who are finished with road games for this summer in the CICL; have four at home with Charieston- Mattoon this weekend. Coach Jim Isaacson's charges have six games left for the season, ail at home. This afternoon the Pioneers were to go against Charleston- CICL Standings W L PclGB Springfield (24-17) 13 6 .684 — Blom'ngton (17-24) U 7 .611 l'i Peorin (23-10) 10 10 .5083Vj X-C-Matt. (23-15) fl n .500 3',i Macomb (20-24) 8 11 .421 5 Galesburg (15-23) 4 1 2 .250 714 x — Denotes first-half winner; aver-all season results in parentheses, v Today't Game* Chnrleston-Mattoon at Galesburg (Knox College), 2, 2 p.m. * Macomb at Bloomlngton • (Wes- lcyan Stadium), 2 p.m. Sunday'! Gamta • Chnrleston-Mattoon at Galesburg (Knox College), 2 p.m. Springfield at Macomb > (Vlnce Grady Field). 2. 2 p.m. Peoria at Bloomlngton (Wesleyan Stadium), 2 p.m. Mattoon in a doubleheader_with (he same arrangement for Sunday afternoon. Starting time, is 2 o'clock at Knox's Blodgetf Field both days. After an off day Monday, Galesburg will be host to the Bloomington Bobcats Tuesday night at H. T. Custer in a twin bill to wind up the season. It will be major league night at H. T. Custer Tuesday with autographed baseballs and player photographs to be given away. The first game is to start at 6 p.m. The Pioneers are 4-12 going into today's games with the C-M Twins who were first half champions. Galesburg was 1212 in the first half. ing with Leon DeJulius at the reins, finished No. 1 in the second heat. Countess Kay's winning time the trophy for the colt stake on the basis of time. In both heats, Dean Bomber ran the mile 1/10 of a second faster than Lady Kingston. Purse for the event was $1,142.85. In other harness racing action yesterday afternoon, Victor Byrd and Draft Call split the winner's share of a $500 purse in the free-for-all pace. Victor Byrd, driven by Sam Hodgett, won tha first heat, with Draft Call finishing No. 1 in the sec East Moline Race Results FIRST RACE: (6<:. Furlong*)— Lord Topas (J, Gill) 2 BO 3.80 2.40 Little Self 5.60 5,20 3.40 Slipomatlc (J. Compton) 2.40 Time, 1:22.4 SECOND RACE: (5»j Furlnngs)— Go Kelly Go (J. Long) 3.80 2.80 2.40 General Khuled (P. Tedrick) 3.40 2.80 Mr. Parkmore (L. Jensen) 3.40 Time 1:08.1 . Double Daily Double 5 & 1, Paid $7.60. 2 & I. Paid $20.00. • THIRD RACE: (7 Furlongs)— Patriotic Prince ' (A. Peterson) 40.00 1730 6.20 Willie Kish (T. McNerney) B.40 4.00 Bud J. (G. Podlinski) 3.20 Time 1:28.4 FOURTH RACE: (5',J Furlongs)— Ted's Glow (C. J. Gilbert) 4.80 2:80 2.20 Sir Donovan (L. Jensen) 3.60 2.20 Apache Blue (J. Gill) 2.40 second in both races. Time 1:07.1 FIFTH RACE: (6 Furlongs)— o , u . ^| 0 u m WashT a,e 5 .40 4 .20 2 80 ond beat. Trainor Smithy placed ,,3^ Dance „ M . ,„ ! (G. Podlinskii . 8 .80 3.4U !Craig's Fault (D. DeLomba)^ 4.40 Qulnella 1 & 8. Paid I $24.60 SIXTH RACE: (5> a Furlongs)- ,ri ,J h WMh"" 0 " 6 .20 3 .M 2» Good Tul-f .C. J- Gilbert) *,PQ 2 .20 Open Romali (P. Tedrick)^ **} SEVENTH RACE: (7 Furlongs)— Miss Dandy lea , „ (P. Tedrick) 6 .80 2.W 3 .-0 Mack Q (J. Caniglia) 2M |*g Texas Sun (L. Jensen) ^ % W» Ouinella 2 & 5. Paid $13 .00, EIGHTH RACE: (7 Furlongs)Silver Man (S Vail) 7 -20 3J0 |oo Sinfol Prince (J. Wash) 3.Z0 Babe Ruth Tournament To Be Held Babe Ruth double elimination tournament play will open Monday night at H. T. Custer Park. Ir. first night action the Fire- j fighters will meet the Police ivailant* Boy"<J7 canlgiYai 3.00 Department at 6 p.m. and thej NINTH RAC E: (4 FuKs)- 7-4 Eagles Lodge will battle Club wavward Don lu «n WorlrJL/W niofct < D DeLomba) 12.60 ».«0 3.20 19 on weanesaay night. Luckv Host IP. Tedrick) 10.40 4.60 On Thursday, Gale Ward and!Timid Ticket ic. J. Gilbert) 2.20 MW will clash with Herten-i Tune Final Checkup Cliff Blundy of Galesburg looks on as his Friday night at the Fair. (Register-Mail car gets final checkup before the IMCA races photos by Dale Humphrey.) Receives Trophy Ralph Blackett, Des Moines, receives trophy checkered flag at left is Wocdy Brinkman, for winning feature event from Gene Van vice president of the IMCA. Winkle, president of the IMCA. Holding stein and Dom's to go on Friday j and Coca-Cola and Hinohliff- Pearson-West to go on Saturday. All first round games are scheduled for 6 p.m. The tournament is scheduled to windup en Aug. 18 or 19 if a second title game is necessary. Quinella 1 & 3. Paid $46J». WARM TOMORROW Time to Insulate- WHITI'S PHONE OLMI185 4 i

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