Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 5, 1969 · Page 79
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 79

Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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CITV Godman takes Firestone pin lead Antelopes double-dip Iowa Hawkeyes By DICK SMITH The Giant Killer is alive and well. It lives in Phoenix and dresses out in purple and white as Dave Brazell's Grand Canyon College baseball Antelopes who love to feast on their bigger brothers — especially Big 10 rivals. The Lopes, who have a long history of winning against NCAA schools, yesterday added a doubleheader over the University of Iowa, 6-4 and 7-3. The double dipper victory upped the 'Lopes season mark to 23-4. Iowa is now 1-4. Leading the way for Canyon were three infield mainstays, third baseman Bob Corley, shortstop LeRoy McDonald and second sacker Paul Baker who has cooled off after a fantastic hitting spree earlier in the week which skied his average into the .380s. We're just getting the job done," said Baker, the scrappy former Phoenix College star who skied a ground rule double one bounce over the centerfield fence just missing his sixth homer of the year. "I think we can make it all the way to the nationals this year if we keep playing like we are. We're a sound ball club. We can hit the ball. During his spree Baker had at the plate he ripped three homers including a bases loaded blast which gave the 'Lopes a win. "I've been hitting the ball better than I ever have," offered the little second sacker, who while playing at PC wore a back brace to prevent further injury to an already bad back. "I've taken that brace off and my back's not bothering me," said Baker. "I think it helped me a little at bat." Baker isn't anyone's slouch afield, either, turning in a couple of nifty grabs yesterday. While Baker's bat cooled yesterday, Corley and McDonald — the team's only four-year lettermen — took over with the stick each getting a trio of hits, two each in the nightcap. McDonald ripped a pair of two-run singles to get the 'Lopes rolling in the second game while Corley picked up two RBIs with a pair of singles. The 80-plus temperature started getting to the clubs late yesterday, with McDonald legging it in for a run from second with a run and commenting. "It sure Is hot out there," he commented, "but it isn't too bad so long as hits are falling." Jim Montoya, who pitched for the national juco champs at Glendale last year, picked up the win in the opener with three strikeouts in the final 2% innings. It was his fourth triumph of the season. Fireballing Frank Snook weathered the distance in the second game, strik- ing out 10 in posting his fifth win without a loss. Canyon takes today off before seeing action six straight days next week, with home games Monday through Wednesday against Colorado Mines and the University of Wisconsin Thursday through Saturday. Wisconsin remembers the Giant Killer — but then they all do. CANYON «, IOWA 4 Iowa Canyon 100 030 030 210 0—433 X-« 6 2 Foster, Banta (6) and Koepie. Corley, Montoya (5) and Holman. CANYON T, IOWA 1 Iowa Canyon Oil 014 000 0—361 200 X—7 12 1 Loose, Klein (4) and Alarnshake. Snook, Sovev (3) and Holman. THE ARIZONA. REPUBIJO rts Saturday, April 5, 1969 SO Page 53 Today's field seen to liking of Jayandero By CARL SOTO A consistent runner but one that's failed to gain the winner's circle at Turf Paradise — Floyd Sluka's Jayandero — may have a change of luck in this afternoon's main event at the Phoenix track. Today's headliner, in which Jayandero will face eight rivals over the mile course, will be followed by the $4,000-added Paradise Valley Stakes over the 4Ms-furlong course at tomorrow's top attraction. Jayandero gets in as lightweight of the field in today's feature, dropping 10 pounds from his last start to 106 and getting a switch in riders to successful apprentice Don MacBeth. Coming off a second-place finish to La Continued On Page 61 BACK IN TIME — Grand Canyon College first sacker Ron West grabs pickoff at- tempt but Iowa's Dave Krull slides back safely head first during third inning action Republic Photo by Lud Keaton of yesterday's doubleheader. Canyon won twice, 6-4 and 7-3. Sports Editor VERNE HOATXEtl •^ •^•^•"•••"""••a Ex-Devil Jackson has come long way Suns expect Marr takes 2-shot lead in Greensboro REGGIE JACKSON WAS flopped on a table. The Oakland trainer was massaging him vigorously. His huge shoulder muscles rippled under the kneading. My mind flashed back three years to 1966, when the raw Arizona State sophomore socked 15 home runs — still a school record. He was gobbled up by A's owner Charley Finley for a reported $90,000 bonus. SHORTLY BEFORE, Reggie had come to me for advice on whether he should sign a pro contract. I suggested he stick around for one more year of seasoning. So much for my financial wizardry. The first time I saw Reggie, he was wearing only a pair of shorts. Ogling musclemen is not my line. But no one could overlook that physique. His muscles literally strained to pop from his skin. I've never seen a better- proportioned athlete. ASU coach Bob Winkles used to line pitchers up along the third base line and see how high they could throw a ball against the rightfield wall. Reggie was always slipping into the crowd. His rifle-like throws could almost clear the top. "THE BEST ARM in t^e majors," commented a veteran baseball writer, "No one in their right mind runs on Jackson." "A near-certainty to achieve the status of 'super-star'" gushes the Athletics' press guide. Only 22, Jackson is almost sure to live up to that billing — barring unforeseen misfortunes. REGGIE DRILLED 29 homers, drove in 74 runs and stole 14 bases in 1968 — his first full year in the majors. His tape-measure homers have made him the darling of the younger set. ''The worst year I ever had," he deadpans. Has success changed Reggie Jackson? ''Yes" would be the understatement of the year. AT ASU, HE WAS quiet - almost shy - and possessed a pair of tremendous rabbit ears. He was always brooding over his strikeouts, and the more hostile fans razzed him, the more he went down swinging. That's the main reason I advised him to stay around another year. At Albuquerque in 1966, Jackson was a classic study in frustration. He struck out repeatedly — when he wasn't arguing with hecklers — and dropped two easy — but crucial — fly balls. Poof! The Devils' chances in the Western Athletic Conference had gone up in smoke. Winkles could have — and perhaps should have — benched him. But he didn't. Reggie was, and still is, one of his favorites. "THERE'S NO LIMIT to that kid's potential," said Bob. Last year, Reggie struck out 171 times, second highest in baseball history. "When you hit home runs," shrugged Reggie, "you strike out a lot. So what?" You wouldn't call him a braggart, but the previously shy kid from Wyncote, Pa., is confidently cocky, articulate and outspokenly brash. "LAST YEAR," HE SAID, fondling a roll of bills, "I made $25,000 on the stock market alone. I've invested my money wisely, I have about $25,000 in a real estate venture here with Gene Foster and some other athletes. "I held out this spring for what I thought I was worth — $20-$25,000 — and I got it. If I have another good year, I'm asking for at least $40,000." Married to an ASU girl, he makes his home in Tempe and is a staunch Sun Devil supporter. In the off-season, you can find him at almost any ASU sport* ing event. "This is where my roots are now," he said. "I love this area." The shy kid from Wyncote, who didn't know what it was to have plenty of spending money three years ago, has come a long way. struggle in signing Walk <O <O By DAVE HICKS An early tactical move has been declared in the War Between the Basketball Leagues. The American Basketball Association will attempt to cut off National Basket- b a 11 Associatiqn.' -.x ,; supply lines between Florida and' Arizona. In civilian terms that means the ABA is intent on signing Florida's 6-10, 240-p o u n d Neal Walk away from the Phoenix Suns. PhbeniXj which; will have second WALK Choice in Monday's NBA telephone draft of first-round selections, has not made definite its choice of Walk. "I'M PRETTY sure we'll take him," said Suns general manager Jerry Colangelo, who now believes the Gators' center will not be signed before the telephone draft. The ABA lost UCLA's Lew Alcindor to Milwaukee of the NBA, and Colangelo expects "a good battle" for the next few choices — including Walk, who's being wooed by the ABA's new Carolina Cougars. Colangelo indicated Walk's asking Continued On Page 58 Associated Press GREENSBORO, N. C. — Dave Marr, without a victory since winning the 1965 PGA championship, played through the cold mist and fog yesterday to shoot a five-under-par 66 that gave him the 36-hole lead by two strokes at 134 in the $160,000 Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. A 50-foot birdie putt and an eagle set up by a three wood shot that stopped two inches from the pin enabled Marr to wrest the lead from first-round pro coleaders Gordon Jones and Gene Littler. .— . Sports today Professional Bowuna — Final round «f Flr»- <" Champions at Akron, i , i l!SP e i Ohio, M rj**' > vvi fiuiiiyiu wi viiaiiiKivii) ai r^^^wll, hip, Ch. 3. 1:30 p.m. Stunf Flyins-Sipgrts film titled "Sky Below le> The Crowd Above," Ch. 5, li30 p.m. iCh race), KHAT (1480). first rare. n8 l-& each race), first, race "l:30B oavu low, rvnrvi uieu), tirst race, 1:30 P.m.; feature race (taped), Ch. 12, 10:20 p.m. Auto -Raclns-car and Track (/limed), ch! 10, 1:30 p.m. Golf— Third: bor I CB vs . ; stone. .Country ; Ch. 10, 2 p.m ^, 8 ufi^^r^Mm F 5?; 1 5l »K/wW" $W&°f$° r [ AX elor^fc tt'ierf.Sif UifnTecl) 0n ch P *3 f* Color8{|0 Springs, Co Rodao •p.Wyss Rodeo America Pesea »^j^i.vawfe. Fishing — Gadabout Gadds spin-casts 1 I MM. & ATm. ^ rld9 fewi ml •for] iter Jones and Littler each shot 70 for 136 runnerup totals, where they were joined by 69 shooter Rod Funseth. A SCORE OF 143, one over par, qualified 76 players for the last two rounds today and tomorrow. Amateur Dale Norey, who had shared the first-day lead, slumped to 73 for a 139 total. South African Gary Player, expressing confidence that his game has jelled in time for next week's Masters, shot 68 to move into a six-way tie at 137, only three shots from the lead. ..SIX MORE WERE a stroke back at 138, including PGA champion Julius Boros; George Archer, winner here two years ago and tied for second last spring, and Sam Snead, eight times a Greenboro-winner. Sixteen more were bunched at 139, including recent tour winners in Florida, Bunky Henry and Ray Floyd. Marr, a dapper 35-year-old who turned professional in 1953, credited touring pro Jack Burke, his cousin, with correcting his stance here two days before the tournament began to set him on the right track. MARR PLAYED the back nine of the 7,034-yard Sedgefield Country Club course first and opened with a 15-foot birdie on the 10th hole, his first. He added another from 15 feet two holes later and on No. 15 he rammed home a 50-footer to turn in 32, three under par. After five front nine pars he went five under with his tremendous three wood that narrowly missed giving him a double eagle on the 503-yard sixth. LITTLER, THE year's top money winner, had nines of 35-35. He birdied Nos. 4, 15 and 16 on putts of from six to 20 feet. A three-putt green and a tee shot that hit a tree brought two back nine bogeys. He said he "messed up" two relatively easy ,par fives on the front nine by taking three from the edge of the green on each hole. Jones, a non-winner in a dozen years as a pro, shot 34-36 and said he was "not as sharp" as on opening day. He had trouble with club selection as the course played longer in the damp weather. His putting improved over Thursday, bringing him birdies from eight feet on No. 9 and 15 feet on No. 11. He two putted from 25 feet to birdie the sixth. A drive into the trees and an approach shot into a bunker gave him back nine bogeys. Dave Marr 68-66-134; Rod Funseth 67-69-13 ordori Jones 66-70-1M;, Gene Littler 66-70-13 Gary Player 69^68-137; Dick Lotz 69-68-137; Bru 1-137; DIcK Lotz 69-68-137, : Bruce 137; Deane Beman 68-69—137; Chi ... ..„...-.. 69-68-137; Art Wall 68-69-137; rank Bpynton 69 ; 69—138; Julius Boros 67-71—138; Crampton 68-69—137; Deane Beman Chi Rodriguez <9-68-l37j Art Wall Frank Bpynton 69-69—138; Julius Boro Frank Beard 69-69—138; Grler Jones 69-69—138; Sam Snead 69-69—138; George Archer 67-71—138. Sonny RWenhour 68-71—139; Malcolm Gregsqn 68- 7.1-l39;x-paie _Morey.. .66-73^-139; Charles Coody -139; Bob Murphy 69!-!3»'Harold . Kneece 7IW9-139; Bob Murphy 69-70— 68-71-139;Harod Kneece 6970-139; Larry Mowry 68-71-139; Tom Welskopt 6772-139 Bunkv Henry 6|-71-139; Dan Sikes 72-67139^ George Knudson 68-71—139; Tommy Aaron 69„ Bobby Cole 70-69—139; Orvllle Moody 69-70—139; Bert Greene 71-69-140; Bob Charles 70-70-140 Terry Wllcox 70-70-140; Laurie Hammer 71-69-140; Dale Douglass 69-71—140; Larry Zlegler 70-70-140; Monty Kaser 72-68—140; Al Bald n 7T-69-140; Jim Jacob S'72-14 1 '' " Roeslnk 72 - <9 -' 41 •' John Jack McGowan 69-72-141; R. H. Slkes 69-72-141; J —-" " - '--y Wadklns 69-72— 3arrett 73-68-141; . January 71-70—141; ., _, .Jim Wlechers 72-69—141; llm Hardy 72-69—141; Ed Sneed 70-72—142; Hale rwln 71.71—142; Terry Dill 71-71—142. .IrObron. Hsrrjs .72-70r-142;B ? b Dlckspn, 70-7.2-142; jacK Mcoowan 6?-72—141; R. H. : Howell Fraser 70-71—141; x—Larry 141; Ken Still 69-72—141; BUI Gai V ( ° nJ Zahn qualifies for finals but topples to 4th By HARDY PRICE Republic Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio — Wayne Zahn could have used a little help from his mom yesterday, but at least he'll have his father in the stands rooting for him today, in the finals of the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions. Zahn, who now calls Tempe home, ended the 48-game qualifying rounds in fourth position, behind Jim Godman, Dave Soutar and Jim Stefanich. But he split his pants doing it and that's when Mom Zahn could have come in handy. IN YESTERDAY afternoon's qualifying, Zahn, the 1966 champion here, found himself in the unusual position of having the inside seam of his trousers split. A quick trip to the locker room and a hasty pinup job brought Zahn back to the lanes. On his first ball following his return he was frustrated by a stray pin and before he knew it he had lost a 237-213 decision to Godman. Zahn held the lead after 40 games of qualifying, but in last night's final session he dropped six of eight matches. "I JUST BOWLED bad," was all Zahn could offer. Then he added, "... I think the heat was getting to me, but that wasn't all of it." The 1,300 fans packed in Riviera Lanes plus the drizzling rain outside did little to help the humidity in the house. Many games suffered with the notable exception of Godman who won eight straight. Zohn lost games of 227-224 to Nelson Burton Jr., 222-201 to Stefanich, 197-169 to Johnny Guenther, 212-200 to Soutar, 246-236 to Don Glover, and 213-171 to Stefanich again. His two victories came over Tucson's Pete Tountas, 213-180, and a 268-192 win over Tommy Tuttle. Toun- tas ended the tournament in 17th position and took home $1,250. DICK WEBER, failed to make the five- man finals, scheduled for nation wide television (1:30 p.m. over Channel 3). Weber was one of the pre-tourney favorites along with Billy Hardwick and Teata Semiz. He came in sixth and will serve as the alternate. Zahn now will take on Don Johnson in the first game of the finals. This is the third straight year for Johnson to be in the finals, and the last two years he came in second to Phoenix" Dave Davis and Stefanich. 1. Jim Godman, Hayward, Calif., 11,457; 2. Dave Soutar, Gllroy, Calif., 1U05; 3. Jim Stefanich, Jo- Met, III., 11,218; 4. Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Ariz., 11,112; 5. Don Johnson, Kokomo, Ind., 11,110; 6. Dick Weber, St. Louis, 10,882; 7. Tommy Tuttle, King, N.D., 10,852; 8. Jim St. John, San Jose, Calif., 10,790; 9. Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis, 10,775; 10. Gene Rhoda, Valparaiso, Ind., 10,714; 11. Johnny Guenther, Fresno, Calif., 10,684; 12. Don Glover, Bakersfield, Calif., 10,604. 13. Billy Welu, St. Louis, 10,585; 14. Ralph En- flan, Monsey, N. Y., 10,558; 15. Barry Asher, Costa Mesa, Calif., 10,512; 16. Mike Limonaello, North Babylon, N. Y., 10,504; 17. Pete Tountas, Tucson, Ariz., 10,495; 18. Mike Durban, Burbank, Calif., 10,492; 19. George Howard, Kalamazoo, Mich., 10,460; 20. Don McCune, Munster, Ind., 10,381; 21. Tim Harahan, Canoga Park, Calif., 10,323; 22. Earl Johnson, Minneapolis, 10,231; 23. Billy Hardwich, Louisville, 10,202; 24. Sam Baca, Hayward, Calif., 10,045. Angels obtain Phil Ortega, Lou Johnson Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. - The California Angels went into the American League trading mart yesterday and came out with veteran outfielder Lou Johnson from Cleveland and pitcher Phil Ortega from Washington. Both are former Los Angeles Dodgers. General manager Dick Walsh of the Angels traded outfielder-infielder Chuck Hinton for Johnson. Johnson, 35, was a star on the Dodgers' last championship team in 1966. The Angels obtained Ortega of Mesa from the Senators for the $20,000 waiver price. Ortega, who was 5-12 in games won and lost last year, went to Washington in 1964 in an exchange with Frank Howard, Pete Richert and Ken Me- Mullen for Claude Osteen, John Kennedy and cash. Smith 70-7Z-142 1 .' Lionel , Hebert 71-72—143; Dave Hill 73-70—143; Marty Fleckman 73-70-143; Dow Flnsterwald 73-70— A h Maxwell 68-75-14 43; llowing failed to make th Pave Stockton 72-71—143. , ..... -Jacklln 75.7r-l^; n | k e e rt t V.n1i h y 0le 73!7 1 i t ll44,. gch^M 7 %&®l*?. r &un 1 ^ ] - 44 ' illly Ma The following failed to i , Tony Jacklln 73-71—144; gcPW '% fcM, W,t(h- A-da-mV ^i- 144; Jesse Snead 73-71—144; Johnny Pott 73-71-144; Cesar Sanudo 75-69—144; Dick Rhyan 72-72—144; Bob Shaw 71-73—144; x-Jack Lew s 71-73-144; Mac Me- tendon 75-69-144; Don Bles 72-72-144; Fred Marti 76-68—144; Doug Ford 72-73—145. J. C. Goosle, 70-75-145; Alvle Thompson 71-741«; Joel Goldstrand 75-70-145; Jim Jamlesqn 76-69—145; Char e Slfford 74-71—145; Steve Red 74-71-145; Jim LangTey 70-76-U6; Homero Blancas 73-73—146; Jim Colbert 73-73—146; Randy Petri 69-77—146; Chuck Courtney 70-76—146; Ron Cerrudo 68-68-146; Ker,iilt Zarley 74-72-146; Mike Fetchlck 76-71-47; Bobby Nichols 72-75-147; Jim Turnesa /3"74~-l 47, . Al Menaert .73-74^.1.17;. ..Gene Ferrell /0-77-147; . RICK.. RhoadS 74-73— Hampton 148; Lou Gri 149; Bruce —149; Jay 73-76^-149. Gumlla Georse Smith 78-72-150! Charles Houts 75-75-150! gjwm W.eaver.AwWSO^.Tom L Case n.-^-" 75-75- 50;"Tom ..Case 71.75 72-79-151; Bill Robinson 74-77 -77-151; Lee Elder 74-77-lsii PHIL ORTEGA

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