Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 4, 1969 · Page 54
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 54

Phoenix, Arizona
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Friday, April 4, 1969
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It 'nfe AHf(MM iWfWmi " MAIL ULLDOQ Cards, Cincy ire NL picks Associated Press •"NEW YORK - In the Na- ttbnal League, where they've ftrown the map out the win- dew and rearranged georgra* JJiy, it appears that in the »Sw division set-up the likely Eastern champion-St. Louis-is forther west than the likely Western winner-Cincinnati. vThat, at least, is the way it Jfoks from here in this 100th Itwiversary year of baseball, ft year in which there will be * iwo-division set-up for the first time that has considerably blurred geographical dis- tftctions. ItJEACH TEAM will play cKch other team in its divi- iton 18 times and cross over ftr 12 games against each tiam in the other division. $d, the way it looks here, tbls is how it all will wind up. ;;• Eastern Division ''j, St. Louis. 2, Chicago. 3, Kttsburgh. 4, New York. 5, Philadelphia. 6, Montreal. Western Division 1. Cincinnati. 2. Atlanta. 3, Los Angeles. 4, San Francisco. 5, Houston. 6, San Diego. The Cardinals then will beat the Reds in their best- of-five playoff series to determine the National League entry in the World Series. In attempting to make it three pennants in a row • the Cardinals will be battling history. No team has put that kind of string together in two decades, the Cardinals of 1942-43-44 being the last to achieve that distinction. BUT THERE is so much talent on the club-from holdovers Bob Gibson, Lou Brock and Curt Flood to trade- acquisitions Vada Pinson and Joe Torre-that there just doesn't seem to be any way the other clubs can touch them. The Cubs, with Ernie Banks, Ron Santo and Billy Vogel takes links crown at Williams WILLIAMS AIR FORCE BASE - Gail Vogel, with the help of a tremendous sand shot on the final green, won a one-hole playoff and the Williams Air Force Base Golf Championship. Vogel led the entire tournament with rounds of 7476-79-79—308. Don Crane with a last-round 74 picked up five strokes on Vogel and forced a playoff. It was settled on the first hole as Vogel rolled in an easy par while Crane got into trouble with a sliced tee shot and then saw his par putt bounce out of the hole. Seven flights saw action with competition in several going down to the last nine holes. First flight honors were won by Ron Frye with a 333 and Glenn Perry was runner- up' with 336. Robert Dahl took second flight honors with a 325 with Gerry Kelley second with 340. Bill Cummings was third flight winner with 352 and Ron Goodboe second with 362. In : the fourth flight George Borge came out on top with a 339, while Gil Dunn was second after a playoff with Don Dubois. Both finished with 346 scores. Yogi Barrow was fifth flight winner with 353 and Ron Bright runnerup. John Nation won sixth flight with a 363 with Ron Randolph second. Ron Hall was seventh flight winner with Ted Tittsworth runnerup. Maggard new coach? SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Examiner said yesterday that California assistant track coach Dave Maggard would soon be named head coach, but the school denied any decision had been made. ABA standings Ei»t*ro Div ::::::: | ••.:•••• t T •?« 1 :k k 41 .448 7Vi Williams, have three big hitters and one of the league's top pitcher in Ferguson Jenkins, and should finish in the runner-up spot ahead of Pittsburgh, which still has the hitters in Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente but not enough pitching. The Mets, with a strong young staff built around Tom Seaver and Jerry Koosman, might even climb one notch higher than fourth, but they should at least be able to hold off Philadelphia and Montreal's expansion Expos. THE WESTERN race figures to be a tight struggle with only Houston and the expansion San Diego Padres out of it. Otherwise, it would appear that any one of the other four could take it. The Reds are the pick because of their hitting—Pete Rose, Alex Johnson, Lee May, Tony Perez—and the expected improvement in their pitching. Jim Maloney is No. 1 on the staff with much expected of Gary Nolan, who was 9-4 with rave notices as a rookie. Atlanta, with Rico Carty, returning after a year's absence to form a trio of hard-hitting outfielders with Hank Aaron and Felipe Alou, gets the runner-up nod. The Dodgers are picked for third off the best record in the league the last month of 1968 and the Giants a spot back, with Willie Mays another year older. The Tear!' accused in civil suit BALTIMORE (AP) — Earl "The Pearl" Monroe, star player of the Baltimore Bullets of the National Basketball Association, was served yesterday with papers declaring will be held later to determine him to be the father of a boy born to an unmarried nurse's aide. Baltimore city deputy sheriffs handed Monroe the paternity suit warrant at Friendship Airport when he got off a plane with his teammates from New York City, where they lost the fourth and final playoff game Wednesday night to the Knicks in an Eastern Division semifinal. The Bullets had finished first in the regular schedule of the division. The complaint against Monroe was sworn to by Gloria J. Craig, 23, of Turner Station, a Baltimore suburb. She charged the 24-year-old Monroe with being the father of a boy she gave birth last Dec. 13. Monroe was taken by the deputies to the Baltimore City Courthouse, where he was released after bondsmen posted $500 bail. A hearing will be held later to determine validity of the civil suit. Monroe, voted top rookie in the NBA last season, was signed by the Bullets after starring in college at Winston-Salem, N.C. WS-K»™:.:;.?^. .«• » Pilot hurler leaves camp TEMPE (UPI) - Bill Henry, veteran left-handed pitcher currently with the Seattle Pilots, left in disgust following a 6-4 loss to the California Angels Wednesday. Henry allowed two walks and was hit for a two-run double. "If I can't do any better than that, I don't deserve to be here," Henry said. Pilot officials said they tried to locate Henry yesterday morning, but he had already checked out. They said Henry indicated he would probably return to his home in Texas. Henry came to the Pilots as a free agent after brief stays with San Francisco and Pittsburgh. He had survived the Pilots' final squad cut. Track SEEKS FOURTH WIN — Lonny Miller, former Phoenix Union hurler, will be seeking to up his 1969 pitching record to 4-1 when he takes the mound tomorrow morning for Northern Arizona University when the Lumberjacks face LaVerne College of California in a game at Grand Canyon College. Loggers load up for baseball slate FLAGSTAFF - A 10-3 win-loss record and a six- game win streak go on the line at 3 p.m. today for the Northern Arizona University Lumberjack baseball team when it meets LaVerne College of California on the Grand Canyon College diamond in Phoenix. The game is first of three for the Lumberjacks this weekend. Tomorrow morning at 10 the Lumberjacks meet LaVerne again and at 1 p.m. take on Colorado Mines. Both games will be at Grand Canyon College. SLATED TO PITCH the first game is right hander Tom Pierson (2-1). Both wins were shutouts, 12-0 over Cal Baptist and 19-0 over Colorado Western. Lonny Miller (3-1) a right hander will start the morning game and Paul Chadwell (20,) the afternoon game tomorrow. Strikeout artist Larry Haggard (1-1) and two saves to his credit, and Rocky Parra are scheduled for relief duty, according to Lumberjack coach Al Flitcraft. The Lumberjack batting order will depend on whether LaVerne starts a left hand or right hand pitcher. IF THEY GO with a left- Axers sign 4 gridders FLAGSTAFF—Four Arizona high school football players have signed letters of intent with Northern Arizona University, Lumberjack football coach John Symank announced. The signees include Gregg Williams, 6-4, 210-pound tight end from Payson High; Joe Sanchez, 6-2, 225rpound tackle from Superior High; Steve Williams, 5-10, 165 : pound halfback from Miami High and Bob Carter, 6-2, 200-pound linebacker from Yuma High. This brings the total to 10 Arizona boys recruited by Symank and assistants Lamar McHan and C. 0. Brocato during the past few weeks. Previously signed by Symank were tackle Mario Lopez and defensive back Jose Hernandez, both of Nogales; tackle Jim Volpe, Kofa High, Yuma; linebacker Doug Dean, Wickenburg; guard Bob Stewart Prescott; and end-linebacker Michael Crowe, Me- Clintock High, Tempe. hander, Flitcraft will counter with outfielder Jerry Brown in the fifth batting spot. If it's a righthander he will go with outfielder Dan Roberson in the place of Brown. Lumberjack's batting order fo Friday's game will lead off with third baseman Jim Gorman followed by Larry Bell, Ib; Mark Brewster, If; Dave Munoz, of; Brown or Roberson, Rick Pankey, ss; Don Payne, 2b; Mike Mickelson, c; and Pierson. FLITCRAFT IS concerned over his pitching depth, especially with some of the toughest games in the season coming up. "Jack Snyder's sore shoulder hasn't responded to treatment, and if we don't get him backit's go ng to be a tough row to hoe the rest of the way," said Flitcraft somewhat downheartedly. Early in March during the Cal Baptist series on the coast, Snyder came down with a sore shoulder that has sidelined him since. Snyder has two wins in two starts and has not given up an earned run in his total of 14 innings pitched. Gal finishes second ALBANY, Calif. (AP)-Former movie starlet Robyn Smith became Northern California's first female jockey yesterday, finishing second in the third race at Golden Fields aboard Swift Yorky. Miss Smith's mount was well beaten by Thirteen Tricks, who won by some seven lengths. Swift Yorky beat third place Prinz Nappa by three-quarters of a length. Lakers rip S.F., even series SAN FRANCISCO - Thft LoS Angeles Lakers, led by Jerry West, reeled off 16 straight points at the start of the second Phil Esposito gets four goals Associated Press Montreal, Boston, St. Louis and Los Angeles, which beat Oakland, 5-4, in overtime, scored opening victories in first round of Stanley Cup divisional playoffs Wednesday. Center Phil Esposito, the National Hockey League's leading scorer, got four goals and set up two others as Boston routed Toronto's Maple Leafs, 10-0. Tough John Ferguson nudged a third period power goal to key Montreal's 3-1 victory over the New York Rangers. St. Louis ripped Philadelphia, 5-2, giving up two early goals and then settled down with goalie Jacques Plante serving emergency duty after starter Glenn Hall pulled a muscle. quarter and easily beat the cold-shooting San Francisco Warriors, 103-88, Wednesday night, knotting their best-of-7 National Basketball Association playoff series at two games each. West, hitting his jump shot from far out, scored 22 points in the first half and wound up With a game high of 36. THE VICTORY evened the Western Division series before a crowd of 14,812 in the Cow Palace. The Lakers thus gained back their home-court advantage they lost by dropping the first two games of the series in Los Angeles. The Warriors trailed 25-16 after the first period but in the 4% minutes of the second quarter, the Lakers' fast break jolted the San Franciscans and Los Angeles suddenly had a 41-16 lead. SAN FRANCISCO URusW, 3 J-4 Hi LOS ANOELEf. rlafn 4 3-6 4 3-6 12 12-14 « 5-0 of:! 10 P 36 12 1103 ff i! - uoslftwlet 27, San Frmcltco 27. \ 'Gits take pair from Iowa By STEVE WESTON Republic Sports Writer TUCSON ..-Jimmy Williams was right and wrong yesterday, He was right that his University of Arizona baseball teammates were thinking about next weekend's series with Arizona State University (no damage was done, though, as the UofA swpt a He was wrong In bis evaluation of his ability with the bat for the twin bill he went five-for-six, tipped his team- leading RBI total to 22 and scored once. THINKING ABOUT the crucial three-game set with ASU next Friday and Saturday could have cost the UofA (18-2) a loss to Iowa in that first game. Rich Hinton poked a bases loaded single to cap a 3-run Arizona rally in the bottom of the last inning to bring the 'Cats the 4-3 victory. Hinton upped his pitching record to 7-0 with the win, but didn't appear to be sharp. "I THOUGHT I had pretty good stuff," he said. "I thought I had them under control." Mike Welton, who caught the lanky lefthander, said Hinton didn't "throw his best stuff." Not at his best, the ace of the Wildcat mound corp was effective. Williams, the third baseman coach Frank Sancet picked up off Glendale Corn- unity College's national junior college championship team, proved a prophet in a pregame chat. "THE GUYS ARE thinking about ASU," he said. "You can tell it. It's more that way every day. We've got a good ball club and the series is important — if we can get by ASU we could go all the way." The Wildcats definitely weren't thinking about Iowa. And, it took the UofA a long time to wake up. Dave Prest's solo homer near the 400-foot sign in left- center that led off the ninth inning jolted the 'Cats who were trailing 3-1. Hinton's base hit ended it and Iowa was through for the day. AN EARLY homer by Mark Driscoll keyed things for the Wildcats in the second game and they had no trouble behind Fred Burns' strong pitching. Burns struckout 11 and his teammates banged out 18 hits. Williams drove .in three runs with three hits in that second game, capping a fine afternoon at the plate. (He BURGIE DRAFT Ont Way • Twist Top QUARTS SPECIAL 39 C did however, commit three errors in the field.) "Oh, I'm doing all right," Williams had said pregame. "But I'm not hitting too well." Iowa this morning meets Grand Canyon College in Phoenix with the doublehead- er beginning at 10 a.m. at GCC Field. UofA 4, IOWA J ; ARIZONA 000 100 003*-4 ft 1 , Koerina, Klein (8), Reid (9). Seheutte (?) and Alamshah. Hinton and Welton. HR—Prwt (UA) 9th, none on. UofA H IOWA 3 NA Hae«r, Banta (4), and Volke. Bums and Johnson. HR-Drlscoll (UA) 2nd, 1 on. Canucks blank Totems SEATTLE (UPI)-The Vancouver Canucks fired in three goals in both the first and second periods here Wednesday night to blank Seattle, 6-0, in the second game of their best-of-seven Western Hockey Portland 4, S.D. 3 PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) Portland took the first game of a best-of-seven semifinal Western Hockey League playoff series over San Diego, 4-3, Wednesday with Roger Bellerive providing the winning goal FIRST PERIOD: 1, San Dieso, Faulkner (Carmlchael-Slnclair) 4:11; 2, Portland, Kearns (Johnson-Pearson) 4:36. Penalties: Messier, Portland, 2;52; O'Ree, San Diego, 7:54; Sinclair, San Diego, 14:49. SECOND: 3, Portland, San e Dle9of?tanfieid C (Cardi ; ff-Nlchol'son)' 12:11; 5, Portland, Campbell (Saunders) 15:14; 6, Portland, Beierive (Pearson. Hay) «:55. Penalties: Cardiff, San Diego, 2:25; Eagle, San Diego, 10:23; fiellerlve, Portland, 12:59; Hay, Portland, 17:12; Campbell, Portland, 17:45; Hynes, San Diego, 18:49. THIRD: 7, San Diego, Cardiff (Nicholson-Eaqle) 11. Penalties: Kearns, Portland, 3:24; O'Ree, San Diego, 4:24; Madlgan, Portland, 4:24; Schmautz, Portland, 8:44; Eardiff, San Diego, 8:44; Hunt, san lego, 15:49; Johnson, Portland, U:SO. Saves: League semifinal playoffs. The win gave the Canucks a 2-0 margin over the Totems as they won the series opener, 7-1, in Vancouver Tuesday night. . FIRST PERIOD — 7, Vancouver, Harris (Cherry, McCaskill), 8:38. 2, Vancouver, Cherry (McKenny, Taylor), 12:40. 3. Vancouver, Bathgate {McKenny, Lemieux), 16:15. Penalty — Lemieux, Vancouver, 13:24. SECOND.— 4, Vancouver, Hall (Barlow, Reaume), 5:48. 5. Vancouver, Hextall (Hall, Hodge), 11:15. 6, Vancouver, Bathgate (McKenny, Lemieux), 17:21. Penalties- Ward, Seattle, 4:»; Hextall, Vancouver, 15:10. THIRD — No scoring. Penalties— Courcv, Seattle, 10:37; Lemieux, Vancouver, 16:59. Saves: HodM HMd l! 10' Arizona judo pair champs WILLIAM AIR FORCE BASE — Two officers from Williams Air Force Base led the Air Training Command judo team to its second straight Air Force judo title. 1st Lt. Edward J. Dugan ' III, a student in the undergraduate pilot training por- gram, and Captain Truman Young) an instructor pilot at the base, captured first and '. second, respectively, in their.; weight classes in the Air Force championships last week at Mather Air Force Base, Calif. They will be members of the team representing the Air Force in the intefservice tournament scheduled next week •at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Va. t Lieutenant Dugan, the holder of a second degree brown belt won first place in the 139-pound class by winning four straight matches. He was second in the division in last year's Air Force meet. .. Captain Young, who has a • first degree black belt took second in the 176-pound class , t behind teammate Rene Zee-' lenberg of Vance Air Force Base, Okla. 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