Dixon Evening Telegraph from Dixon, Illinois on May 19, 1955 · Page 10
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Dixon, Illinois
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Thursday, May 19, 1955
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Ashton Wins Sub-District Crown, 15-3 Aces to Meet W- Rockf ord At Belvidere District Title on Line Friday; Aces Rap Four Pitchers Bv NORM JOLLOW (Telegraph Sports Editor) BYRON— The Ashton Aces will shoot tor tneir Lenui vK-tnrv without a loss at Belvi. dere Friday when they meet West Rockford in the district tournament rinal. The Aces racked up victory num ber nine here Wednesday when they made the most of nine hits and" eieht Chadwick errors to gain a 15-3~ victory in the sub-district tournament finals. West Rockford blanked Sycamore, 5-u, m uie du-videre sub-distnct. Third baseman Jon Wisman set-fi-^ri the outcome in the first in- nine for Ashton when he unloaded a grand slam home run. That blast got tne Aces on iu a. -*-u i^u tliev were never headed. Chadwick threatened in the sixth inning on successive doubles by John Straub, Ron Heffelfmger and Neal Doden. Wisman was pitching when the first two doubles hit and Russ Hansen came give up the third. Hansen then got the next three men on a pop-up, a strikeout and a ground ball to the mound. 8 Runs in Sixth Anv hope Chadwick had of catch- hie up was quickly dispelled in the bottom of the sixth when Ashton put together four hits and made use o£ five Chadwick errors for eight runs. Ashton Coach Ken Johnson used j three pitchers in the victory. The 1 Aces' number one hurler, Larry Henert, worked the first three innings. He pitched hitless ball, gave up a walk to the first man up in the first inning and saw the third man up reach on an error in the second. Otherwise, he was invincible as he struck out five. All three Chadwick runs were charged to Ashton's second pitcher;, Wisman. The regular third baseman started in the fourth as Coach Johnson pulled Henert to save the ! starter for the district final game. Rap Four Hurlers v Chadwick collected a single and fe double in the fourth inning for a run and then got their last two runs In the sixth on those successive doubles. Hansen, as the third pitcher, gave up only one hit and two walks in the two innings he pitched. The Aces teed off on four Chadwick hurlers. Jerry Spencer started and was nicked for five runs and four hits in the two innings he worked. Alden Larem came on in the third but failed to get anyone out as he walked two, was hurt hy an eiror and gave up two runs. Doden then came on to pitch for the third day in a row during the tournament. A fielder's choice brought m the second run charged to Larem before Doden was able to retire the side. Doden was the most effective Cnadwick pitcher until the fifth when he was relieved after Larry Fisher iashed a double with one cut. DeWayne Kahler finished for Chadwick and was on mound in the wild sixth that saw the Aces pick up eight runs on four hits and five errors. Mis * Third Ba«e al good plays by Ashton rnked the Aces defensively. In 5 first, Wisman made a fine nmng catch of a pop foul; Han- n. playing in left field, raced rd io make a kneetop catch of a icr by Handel in the fifth and m Boler., Fisher and Joe Karr mple'.pd a neat double play. irk hn- ■ ubhv : the plate he field. In the fourth, aft-1 had singled. Dale Engel-immed a long drive to it looked cood for a home in lounding third. Enveloped, missed the bag and ■kmg himself up. raced for 1 beat the throw. But an :sman r piled for the ball, > Henert on third and th?. tiled p;r.gelkens out at third Ecortr— Balcn. paperRRCH!VEs Ashton Wins Byron Sub-District THE ASHTON ACES CAPTURED THE BYRON Sub-distrii a 15-3 v ctorv over UiaawicK. Asniun >»■ n***" the district crown. The Aces, left to right : Ventler, Larrv Fisher. Lyle Sword. Second Loren Schafer, Joe Karr, Larry Church Loop Reveals '55 Schedule Action in the Dixon Church Softball league kicks off Tuesday at 7:30 n.m. with Grace church and Am boy Baptist scheduled to clash in the first game of tne iaaa season in quest of the crown now-held bv Grace church. Two frames are scheduled for each Tuesday and Thursday. First games will begin at 7:30 p.m. with tne mgntcap siatea tor » p.m. ine season winds up August a. •The schedule: May = rr.b?y. Sports Menu Page 10 On paper, it looks as if down- : state entries will be also-rans in team competition in everything but golf. Quincy and Moline may challenge on the links, but New Trier and Leyden of Chicago are favorites. Track appears to be a complete shutout for downstaters seeking a team crown. The title has not moved out of the north in 30 years :nd Chicago area schools are con sidered stronger than ever Uiis time. IT WILL BK SOMETHING OF A HOMECOMING for Ashton Coach Ken Johnson when he takes his baseball team to Belvidere for the pre district final ncamst West Rockford at 1:30 p. m. Friday. Johnson is a former West athlete and he told us >cstcrday that he was the one responsible lor Martini; baseball at the War could find someone uilimg to . osch. the m h«r.) .•«>:<? have a team. Arrnncemrnls Mere made and «csi named to tne m«irin finals where Beh idere proved the downfall of the Warriors by beating West. 4-3. SO IT'S BACK TO BELVIDEKE to plav against his old school fr Johns nf (he to lightning .vonders if lightning won't strike twice and deal West nut ment through an Ashton victory. He's hoping that the t force him out of the district final for the second straight Johnson yesterday tcher for the district fi nines against Chadwicl n error. mined Larrv Henert as his siartm al. Henert pitched no hit ball Tor thre , walking one and losing one batter 0 A LATE CORRECTION: Earlier, we ret bass season would open June 1. That is ir.ee June 15. THE SOFTBALL SEASON HILL GET Sunday evening at Reynolds field. Moats Tt all-amateur teams in the area, will take or Dixon All-Stais under the. snonsorshin of Fa .eball tournament title Wednesday with Belvidere on Friday to face West Rockiord for t>.,„„ uo«»-« Tim K-onnav Jim Rolen. Lvnn Hick?, i lenny row: Norm" Dean, manager; Jon Wisman. Ray Kersten, Henert, Gene Kersten and Coach Ken Johnson. SPORTS slight favorite, but that perennial champ-on, Oak Park, could edge out the Indians especially if quartermiler and oa-on-carrier, Cliff Corcatt. is ready, le is nursing a pulled leg muscle. Blue Island, Wendell" Phillips of Chicago and North Chicago also are dangerous. Oak Park, seeking its eighth straight tennis championship, may figure to repeat but Hinsdale, Blue Island, Evanston and New Trier are powerful contenders. Tiack and field records may be molested. None of them have been bettered this season. Among those coming close, and, a t s 7/ ( s NDERWAY ill Dixon on ickinr. one of the leading a n^wiy formed team of The Ka7.7.i outfit is composed primarily of Dixon Church League all-stars. BOTH MOATS AND FAZZIS WILL COMPETE this year in the Polo softball league. Moats has been a member for the past two years while the All-Stais will be making then- initial entry. The gome Sunday U ilated to »Urt at 8 p. m. Thursday, May 19, 1955 Rate Chicagoans In State Meets Downstate Entries Don't Figure Strong This Year r-tJM^TDAirrw Til (X>) — Chirtaso area schools, possibly headed by New Trier of Winnetka, are expected to clean up in state high school track, tennis and golf championships this week-end .vith ideal weather conditions and the press of competing in a state •nampionship meet, couia esiaousn lew marks, are these: 220-yard dash — Vera Estes, North Chicago, best time this eason :21.6 (state record :21.0j; 20-yard high hurdles— Willie May, 14 Area Athletes In Tennis, Track nls. x ill get 1 at Chai "7n track, Dixo.i will 1 both t this Mid Kei Sheely and Bill Dixon in the discus; Oregon will send Bob Keid-esel in the 220 yard dash and Dick Haas in the high hurdles; Kochelle will send Bob Bjorneby in the pole vault A m boy Don Koch in th«» pole ull : ; Mt. Morris will send Don Henderson in the 880 yard nin, and Walnut will send Jne Hassler in the shot and Denny Snider in the mile. Sheely, * Keidesel, Koch and Hassler were first in their events In district competition: Haas, Snider and Bjorneby were second, and Hill and Henderson were third but qualified by scoring under the state stand- will send (lis Island. :l!.l f:11.2i: v Bowers. Dekalb. .1: 180-yard low hu rior school. I.May. .1.1.4 t.iH.-ii, IN 1!M7. JOHNSON WAS A SENIOR. West didn't have a baseball iHickman, Oak Park. Ibi team* but Rockford had a Junior American Legion club. Johnson asked the .srh(f-l authorities to begin a baseball program The authorities : Other t"p porfoima told Johnson that if he could get the use nf the Legion uniforms, and |season include these I records \ : uo — RaleiEtn Jeioyd. jNoith Chicago. :49.5 (.4?. 3); high '.rump— Jim Moore. Tilden Tech of • .Chicago. 6-2 '6-.V„). sso— Syl Robertson, Tilden Teen, 1 :?T.T ll:56 7i; broad jump— Dick Abner. East Peoria. 22-l\ (2-4-2); 100-yaid dash — Ron Etherton, York. :0f>.S cM.Si; sso-yard relay —New Trier. 1:30.3 (1:29.6). Pole vault —Bobbv Joe Mason, Ceniraha. 12-7' 2 <13-'s>: Mile relay—York, 3:26.0 (3:23.21; shot put (12 pounds* — Larry Stewart, Galesburg, .M-il1- t57-2\0. mvjor t.Ftir.rr, i»t\RS diltl, i:6»>, Loj Cards Sweep Dodger Series; Cubs Take Pair From Phils Sox Lose To Yankees In 11-6 Test Controversial Play At Second Sets Up Yank Grand Slam By the Associated Press The St. Louis Cardinals have won five straight games six 01 their last seven, ana more important, their 3-2 sua cess Wednesday night swept a series from Brooklyn. That's something the Cards have manaered iust four oth er times since Eddie Stankey took over as manager m IvdZ. Brooklyn is dragging a three-game losing streak as it heads home from a dismal Western trip on which it lost five of nine. But the Dodgers still hold a TVgame lead in the National League. Cnicago is second with the Cardi nals third. The Cubs moved up by taking a double-header from the failing Philadelphia Phils 3-2 and 7-5. Milwaukee stumbled from the runner-up spot by losing to New k's Giants 4-2. Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh 5-1. That left the standings jammed behind the Brooks. The Cards are nine percentage points behind tne Cubs and three points up on the Giants. And .the >ew Workers are just two points ahead of the Braves. Tribe Wins, 19-0 In the American. Cleveland leads by 11,2 after smearing Boston 19-0. New York swept its series from Chicago's White Sox 11-6, while Detroit beat Baltimore 6-3 in 10 innings and Washington defeated Kansas City 7-2. lowed just three runs in their last five games with only one call to the bullpen. The hail for help brought in Barney Schultz Wednesday night and the 6-2 right-hander got the final two outs with the tying nm second to protect Harv Haddix's second victory. With two of their .s unearned, the Cards jammed all their scoring into the first two innings. From there on, loser John- Podres ana Ulem juaoine per mitted only one other base runner while holding the Cards to four hits for the game. Spahn Loses At Milwaukee. Hank Thompson's two-run single got the Giants rolling in a three-run sixth. Warren Spahn was the loser while Johnny Antonelli spun a six-hitter. The Cubs smacked the Phils with the help of poor fielding in the opener and three home nuns in the nightcap. Sad Sam Jones, mak ing his first start smce no-hitting Pittsburgh, fanned 10 for the victory, but gave way to Hal Jeffcoat m the ninth. Jeffcoat also came on in the nightcap, relieving John Andre in the fourth, for the de- Cleveland waltzed behind Herb Score's three-hitter. The rookie fanned nine. Willard Nixon knocked out in an 11-run ul ning that saw Vic Wertz drive in five runs on a grand-slammer and S Stephens Belts Two At Yankee Stadium. Mickey Mantle powered a bases-loaded homer after a controversial interference play that might have ended the inning except for Umpire Ed Hurley's ruling. The Sox had four homers, two by Vein Stephens, but enough. Bob Grim, th help from Bobby Morgan, hit Minnie Minoso in the head with a pitch, but after X-ray examination it was reported the mtfieider won't miss any ac- Pep Beats Caclilli To Settle Dispute DETROIT HI — Willie Pep. the former feather weight champion of the world, danced and jabbed his way to one of the most onesided victories, of his long career Wednesday night — a unanimous 10-round" decision over Gil Cadilli. It was a nationally televised rematch of their March 30 fight at Parks Air Force Base in California. Cadilli was awarded a much disputed decision in that one and it led to the suspension of the two judges. Pep took command at the opening: bell Wednesday night and hard ly gave Cadilli a. chance to land a solid blow. Referee Jackie Schwartz gave Pep every round, awarding him the maximum 100 points to 82 for Cadilli. Judges An dy Brown and Joe Greenberg both scored it 99 to 87. Pep weighed 128 \ and Cadilli 126 ia. &0* AMERICAN LEAGUE * SCHEDULE television interview Wed nesday night, the No. 1 light heavy- ght contender said tne lmeiti-ion "is one of the toughest us of my career and I'll be tickled pink when it's over." in the past JParolecl in i»o3 n the stand Wednesday, Johnson identified the picture of a u-cotics convict as that ha saw in his dressing night of the fight. The identified for the record Saccaroma. also known under the aliases Louis Black and Louis Ror Police said he had been arrested 10 times on narcotics charges and that he had been paroled in 1953 iter serving five years for violat- g the federal drug act. In Miami, however, Saccaroma ho is one of Mederos' three ianagei-5, asserted: "It's a damn lie. They're not Mathews O. K. MILWAUKEE I.?) — Eddie Mathews, heavy hitting Milwaukee Braves' third baseman who had just found the home run range, was knocked out of the lineup Wednesday by acute appendicitis. lie will be absent for two to four weeks, said Dr. Irwin Schulz. who operated on Mathews Wednesday afternoon. Milwaukee manager Charlie Grimm used Andy Pafko at third base Wednesday night as Milwaukee lost to the New York Giants 4-2. Henry Aaron was moved from left field to Pafko's post in light and Bobby Thomson played in Mathews had hit four home runs a-nek. Dixon's tennis team scored its mgs here Wednesday by blankinc S before the state tournament to whi District champion Henry L'tley again ran into trouble as he beat Jim Schueler of Sterling, 6-4. 7-5. Joe Cushing. district runner-up, had less trouble in disposing of eve Heller. 6-3, 6-3. Bob Bay and Norman Glenn, district runners-up in the doubles. had the easiest time of the state bound quartet as they polished off Schueler and Dean Clark, 6-0, 6-2. After the state meet, the Dukes have a return engagement with Sterling. Mav 25. and then close out the season at the North Cen tral Illinois conference meet. The summary: Henry Urlcy <P> dpfcaifrt Jim Sch <jui»t tS), :-a, s-s, la Johnson Appears At Investigation Identifies Former Narcotics Convict From Dressing Room PHILADELPHIA CP) — Harold Johnson, "facing one of f>,o +™,o-v,Ccf fic-hfs nf mv carper." was due back on the wit ness stand today in a probe of his collapse in a nationally televised tight with. Julio Meaeros. Johnson the only Wednesday's session of the investi gation by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission into reports the 26-year-old Philadelphia boxer had been drugged before the May 6 fight. The Commission has charged Johnson, three of his handlers and Cardinals pitchers apparently ^e matcnmaKer wun ne^.igenLe found themselves. They have al- m covering up his pre-ngnt con- > make me the goat in this thing. He denied he was in Philadelphia the night of the fight. He said he his Miami home watcmng the fight on television. Two of his eighbors confirmed his statement. Johnson testified that Saccaroma •as not the stranger who gave him an orange befoie the fight. Johnson told police the orange listed bitter and that he believed : was the cause of his later slug-ishness. Johnson was unable to nswer the bell for the third round nd Mederos was declared the win-ier on a TKO. Comission doctors reported that medical tests showed Johnson had been drugged with a barbiturate and they said it was possible the drug was administered through the orange. Governor George Leader suspended professional boxing in Pennsylvania for 90 days pending the outcome of the investigation. Mt. Morris Wins 5-3 Golf Match OREGON —(Special)— Oregon's golf team closed out its 1955 golf season here Wednesday by dropping a 5-3 varsity decision to Mt. Morris. Oregon had two players tying for medal honors, but could only muster 2'i points in the match-medal play. Chuck Cleaver and Danny Etnyre of Oregon and Dick Miller of Mt. Morris each had 41s. The Mounders also won the junior varsity match. 8-2. The D.ck M mary : Duke Netmen Capture 9th Duel Match; Blank Sterling inth duel match victory in 10 out-erling, 9-0. It was the final match ri Dixon will send four players. Otto Nel«"n <i«.'f*t»d Larry Linos (S>, 7-5. 5-: DOUBLES Gler.r, *rA B»y 1D1 defeated SchuOr and CUrk f?'. 6-0. P-:. Jim Schw:::«rs and John Nelle* <r». rt»- .'faifri Kor.ier and Ltnton |S>. S-1. S-*. Bill rr.dfrwod a^d Joev Gasser mi At- ffatfd Mike Flaninpan and Heller (S). 1-6. 6-4. 6-3. Saturday Night, May 21 COMING Sox Out to Get Bauer Next Time Call Second Base Incident 'Dirty Playing' by Hank NEW YORK (^P) — Angry Chicago White box players, bitter at New York's Hank Bauer for the use of what thev termed "dirty tactics, threatened today to retaliate against the bruising Yankee outfielder the next time the teams meet. Umpire Ed Hurley ruled inter ference against Bauer for a play during Wednesday's game, which the Yankees won 11-6. New York, leading 7-5. was at bat in the seventh inning. They had filled the bases with one out. Andy Carey hit a grounder to second baseman Nellie Fox, who turned to tag Bauer, the base runner from first. Marion Got Nowhere Bauer charged into Fox and sent him sprawling. Fox, from a supins position, threw to first too late to double up Carey as Gil McDougald crossed the plate. When Manager Marty Marion charged out of the White Sox dugout to protest. Hurley ruled inter ference on Bauer and sent McDougald back to third. Bauer was called out and the bases remained full. 1 argued for a double play but got nowhere. Mickey Mantle then hit a grand-slam homer to put the Yankees beyond reach. Baseball rule 7.09P'' seemed to uphold Marion. It states: "If any base runner who had just been retired hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner, such a runner should be declared out for the interference of his teammate." Didn't Have Control Hurley, however, had a different version. Reached in the umpires' dressing room after the game, he said: "Bauer pushed him while Fox was in the act of fielding the ball. He did not have complete control of the ball. That's why I called Bauer out for interference. "If Fox had full possession, I ■ould have ruled it a double play." Press box observers were unan-nous in the opinion that Fox not nly had fielded the ball, but wa« 1 the act of tagging Bauer when te husky outfielder came barrel ing t Maybe he calls it aggressive eball, Fox said angrily, "but I call it dirty playing. If he wants io play football instead of baseball I'll get some football pads the next time and we'll go at it." ■Brush Him Back' Bauer told it this way: "Sure he had the ball, but he was standing in my way. I'm entitled to ths baseline. So I hit him with my "It'3 high time we did something about this guy," a White Sox player said. "In Cnicago he nearly cut off Chico Carrasquel's leg, sliding in with his spikes high. This time he deliberately charged into Nellie to break up a sure double play. It's high time our pitchers got even by brushing him back with a couple of high hard Marion said an officiat protest was useless because "it's not a matter of rule interpretation, but one of judgment." Minoso Ready Events NEW YORK !Ti —Minnie Minoso, Chicago White Sox outfielder who nas been hit by more pitched balls than any other American League player the last three seasons, was expected to be released from the hospital today after being hit for the third tune this year. Minoso was hit on the cheek bone by Bob Grim. Yankee pitcher, in the first inning of Wednesday'! game. X-rays revealed no broken bones. Minoso was hit 16 times by pitched balls last year. STOCK CAR RACES 8 BIG 8 Time Trials 7 :00 1st Race 8:30 pm (D.5.T.) ROCKFORD SPEEDWAY Memorial Day Afternoon Double Header Race Show 1 ^V»>:ox»r<*:»>>:»:^ ™ N £ WSPAPERflRCHiVE®

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