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Phoenix, Arizona
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Saturday, April 5, 1969
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I J t . i J i i r BULLUO. Zahn booms into Akron bowling lea Antelopes double-dip Iowa Hatvkeyes 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 & 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, striking 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 t, IOWA 4 low* Canyon 030 210 0—433 X-t * 2 Foster, Banta (6) and Koeple. Corley, Montoya (5) and Holman. CANYON 7, IOWA 3 Iowa Canyon Ml 014 000 200 0—3 i 1 X-7 12 1 Loose, Klein (4) and Alarnshake. Snook, (3) and Holman. Bovey THEAWIOICA.RIPCBU& rts Saturday, April 5, 1969 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 4^-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 €1 - \ f': ^- X:\ v «i v>£* - ;* V^V*/ ??•'' <Y . ^w^x*\*s ; ,,.- > *< • *,; - * - - * 't ^-A. - < -, /*>** t ,«-^ .^r- : t - f , ( v- v -' -/"*,:"' - N .•.'.;'-' ' ' '•»-- ' ,. "> - '-,'•', "-.' .^<V* '"*• "* ' '-v;^' ' " < T/.'. S! ,-r-<"'</*; j 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 BOATHER Ex-Devil Jackson has come long way 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 the 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 1981 — 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 dead* pans. 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 sporting 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. Suns expect struggle in signing Walk 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 Association t supply lines be-1 tween 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. Phoenix, will have which second Marr takes 2-shot lead in Greensboro 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. 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 56 Sports today H ggx cn oucn9 - m - e - n . 3, 1:30 p.m. Flying-S . inal round of Fire- Champions at Akron, - . .. . Stynf Flying-Sports film titled "! Me, The Crowd Above," Ch. 5, 1:30 Horse Ricjng — Turf Paradise Ti •act) race, i?HAT,.{l480), ..first K !?u'tp'"fe e -"* ~ (t8V *k' ch; ' T 10, 1:30 P.m. "Ayto"Raclng—C 0, 1:30 P.m. . Golf—Third-round ,boro, N.C. Open I.... CBS Golf, Classic, Da : Sky Below m "•"?• « • running of g 5;'Ch".'T2, r io"& pVm! 1 ar and Track (/limed), Ch. I .. Third-round, action In Greater Greens- N.C. Open Invitational, Ch. 5, 2 p.m.; . Jolf Classic, Dan Slkes and Bob Goa.», vs. Al Gelberger and Dave Stockton from Firestone, Country Club at Akron, Ohio (f Imed), Ch. 10, 2 P.m.; fjaye Hill and Hal Schldeler 8lv .?i J90lf ,,, les ,?? n L tf ' lm «9>' Cn. 5, 4^:30 P.m* Wide World of Sports — Atlanta 500 stock car race from Georgia and World Ice Dancing Championships.from Colorado Springs, Colo, (filmed), Ch. 3, 3 p.m. ,,, R ° de J? -r.Wyss. Rodeo of' Sports—"Atlanta" G,eorgla_and World lei ado Sprlr America n. I'y/i*' 1 — Il 7i.'!! w ^)/. Ch. 5, 5:90 iff VI»ws-(Fi|rnecQ, Ch. 3, 4:3i . -.y'DB r~ Gadabout Gaddls spin-c neflsl) In ihailow Florida th. s, $ p.m. Pageant I p.m. 0 p.m. ""is for water illllM^^^ 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 mjssed 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 67-69-136; Gene Littler 66-70—135; Cordon Jones 66-70—136; „.. Gary Player 69-68—137; Dick Lotz 69-68—137; Bruce Crampton 68-69—137; Deane Beman 68-69—137; Chi Chi Rodriguez 69-68-137; Art Wall 68-69-137; Frank Boynton 69-69—138; Julius Boros 67-71—138; Frank Beard 69-69—138; Grler Jones 69-69—138; Sam Snead 69-69—138; George Archer 67-71—138. Sonny Ridenhour 68-71—139; Malcolm Gregson 6871—139;x—Dale Morey 66-73—139; Charles Coody 69-70-139 Ray Floyd 70-69—139; Bob Murphy 69-70— 139; Mason Rudolph 68-71-139;Harold Kneece 6970—139; Larry Mowry 68-71—139; Tom Welskopf 6772-139 Bunky Henry 68-71-139; Dan Sikes 72-67139^ George Knudson 68-71—139; Tommy Aaron 69- -.obby Cole 70-69—139; Orvllle Moody 69-70—139; ert Greene .71.-69-140;. Bob Charles 70-70-140; Pete Tountas falls back to 12th slot By HARDY PRICE Republic Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio-BULLETIN-EarJ Zahn, please come to Akron, Ohio—your son needs you. With Mr. and Mrs. Earl Zahn back in Tempe rooting for son Wayne to capture the $25,000 first prize in the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions, their offspring was busily splitting his pants to take over the 40-game lead. Zahn, the 1966 winner here, moved out in front of the pack after winning six of eight match games during yesterday afternoon's competition. He recorded scores of 256-266-218-238-255-185-213-244. ONLY IN THE 185 and 213 games did Zahn lose, and had it not been for a slight accident he might have taken that 213 game. It seems that on his approach for the third frame, he stretched a little too much, thereby splitting the inside seam of his pants before some 1,200 fans. A quick trip to the locker room and a hasty pinup job brought him back to the game. But on his first ball, he wes tricked by a stray and lost his form and the game to second-place Jim Godman. "I WAS PLAYING it a little tighter today," commented Zahn, referring to the lanes and not his pants. "I started topping the ball and started carrying better—I wasn't leaving that 10-pin as much as some of the other guys." Godman continues to be the most consistent bowler in the tournament as the Hayward, Calif., pro has remained in second place since the second round of qualifying Wednesday. Jim Stefanich, the Joliet, 111., jolter who held first after the first match game on Thursday, dropped to fifth. TUCSON'S PETE TOUNTAS also suffered a setback yesterday as he fell from seventh to 12th but still feels he is in a good position to make a charge at the finals in last night's late match games. Dick Weber, the St. Louis veteran and one of the pretournament favorites, barely held on to his sixth place but was expected to make a run in the final match game. The top five bowlers will meet on nation-wide television today (1:30-3 p.m. Phoenix time) to determine 1969's champion. 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, who divided 1968 between the Chicago White Sox and Cleveland. He batted .244 and .257 with the two teams. 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 McMullen for Claude Osteen, John Kennedy and cash. Terry Wllcox 70-70—140; Laurie Hammer 71-69—140; Dale Douglass 67-71—140; Larry Zlegler 70-70-140; Monty Kaser 72-68—140; Al Baldln 71-69—140; Jim Grant 68-73-141; Martfr, Roeslnk 72-69-141; John Jacobs 69-72—141. Jack McGowan _ Howell Fraser 70-7 Jack McGowan 69-72—141; R. H. Slkes 69-72—141; lowel Fraser 70-71-141; x-Larrv Wadklns 69-72— 141.;. Ken.Sti 69-72-141; Bill Garretf 73-68-14}; Bobby .Mitchell.. 7071—141; ..Don Janua'ry 71-70-J41; Dave Rauan 71-70—141; Jim lechers 72-69—141; ' - Hale 72-70-142;Bob Dlckson 70-72—142; „....-, -., 142; Tom Nleporte 71-71—142; ' Trey no 68.74-142; Wl f Homenwik 72-70—142; Mike Hill 72-70—142; revino gj-74—142; oalbv 72-70—142; Nleporte 71-71—142; Lee ..... ..omenwik 72-70—142; Bob Al Gelberger 69-73—142: "n^ Brian Huggett " Lionel Hebert 71-72-143; Dave Hill 73-70—143; Marty Fleckman 73-70—143; Dow Finsterwald 73-70— ^fyD.o.l.W.t!!!* 7J-»-.l«; budley.Wxspng 71-72-143; Billy Maxwell 68-75-143; Dave Stockton 72-71—143. The following failed to make the 36-hole cut: Tony Jacklln 73-71-144; Bert Yancey 73-71-144; Joe Campbell 71-73—144; George Johnson 74-70—144; Butch Balrd 73-71-144; x-Austln Adams 72-72144; Jesse Snead 73-71—144; Johnny Pott 73-71—144; Cesar Sanydq 75-69—144; Dick Rhyan 72-72—144; Bob Shaw 71-73—144; x-Jack Lewis 71-73-144) Mac Me- Lendon 75-69—144; Don Bles 72-72—144; Fred Marti ord 76-68—144; Doug Ford 72-73^-145. J. C. Goosi* 70-75-145; 145; Joel Goldstrand 76-69-14?; Charlie STff 74-71—145; Jim LangTey "-73-146; Jim. Colter «•" tjfclffi C J h'u m ck teU%^i%, Roh-Cerru ;l«t; KB? »aaf, 7 *35i»,nfe %%, rrudo Mike Fetchlck Al Menoert 73-74—147; Gene Ferrell 70-77—147; Don Massengale 73-74—147; Rick Rhoads 74-73— 147; Jack Burke 76-71-147; Herb Hooper 75-72-147; Alvln Odom 75-72—147; Ross Randall 74-74—148; Hampton Auld 72-76-148; Chlco Mlartuz 73-75— 148; Lou Graham 74-74— !«j 9 .Bruce Dotle - ~ 73-76^-149. ; Joe McDermott 73-76— ' J.ohn Levlnson 74-75 Dave Guml Ch p ^e S JBfc 1 * eill_.Roblnspn_ 74-_77- .. .Roolnson l.,.. l^ El3er..74:77-l$l; ^George,Smlth 78-72—15.. Dewltt Weaver 75-75-150i lorn Case 71-79-156) George Hlxon 72-79—151; BUI "---- -• Ken Venturl 74-77—151; Lee E.- Reltz 76-76—152; Flynn 7i- sw —1«< • 77-77-154; Don Smith 7A;.76—154; Phillip 79-75-154;. x-Steve Walker 79-81-160; Randy .filpver 73 • withdrew InTury; Miller Barber 70 - withdrew Inlury; Billy Ferrell 76 • wTtWrew; Cliff Brown 80 • withdrew, x—Amsleur. PHIL ORTEGA -.».,

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