The La Crosse Tribune from La Crosse, Wisconsin on April 12, 1974 · Page 8
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8—La Crosse Tribune, Friday, April 12, 1974 Cardinals Win Pair From Mets; Phils Nip Cubs By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Tom Seuver and Bob Gibson, used to mowing down opposing batters with relative ease, are learning how the other half lives. As far as Steve Rogers is concerned, though, there isn't any other half. Seaver and Gibson hooked up in the opener of a doubleheader Thursday and neither was around at the finish. The St. Louis Cardinals rocked Seaver for six runs on 10 hits in five innings, including three homers, while Gibson, unable to hold a 60 lead, was chased in the seventh by the New York Mets. However, the Cardinals rallied for two runs in the eighth and an 8-7 victory. They completed a sweep by taking the nightcap 4-3 with a pair of runs in the ninth. Meanwhile, Rogers, baseball’s latest pitching prodigy, made his 1974 debut and hurled the Montreal Expos past the winless Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1, allowing six hits and an unearned run. Rogers made 17 starts after coming up from the minors last August and pitched well in all of them—a 10-5 record and 1.54 earned run average. Elsewhere in the National League, the Houston Astros walloped the hapless San Diego Padres 9-1, Hank Aaron hit home run No. 716 in the Atlanta Braves’ 6-4 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies edged the Chicago Cubs 4-3 on Tommy Hutton’s two-run pinch homer in the ninth. San Francisco and Cincinnati had the day off. Expos 5, Pirates 1 Willie Davis drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly while Ron Fairly drove in two with a double and single. Astros 9, Padres 1 Two-run doubles by Cesar Cedeno and Bob Watson helped Houston score six times in the second inning and hand the winless Padres their sixth consecutive setback. Watson also hit a solo homer. Earlier, Padres owner Ray Kroc apologized to the team for remarks Tuesday night when he went on the stadium public address system and charged them with playing “stupid’’ baseball. Braves 6, Dodgers 4 Aaron drilled his 716th career home run in the seventh inning, snapping a tie. Mike Lum had homered to tie the score earlier in the inning. Aaron has three home runs for the year — his only hits. He is batting only .187. “Three hits, three home runs,’’ he mused. “That’s better than no hits. You can't knock it. It felt good. It means something because we beat the heck out of these guys who have been doing it to us for so long. I’ve forgotten about 714 and 715 already. You can't rest on that.’’ Phillies 4, Cubs 3 Tommy Hutton’s pinch two- run homer off Horacio Pina followed a one-out walk to Willie Montanez. Vic Harris drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in a three-run Chicago fourth, giving the Cubs a 3-2 lead. Pepsi Retains ’Y’ Cage Crown Defending YMCA Senior Men’s League champion, Pepsi­ Cola, retained its basketball title Wednesday night, defeating Empire Silk Screen 72-62. Empire was the first round winner while Pepsi took honors the second round. Pepsi took a slim 12-10 first quarter lead and spread its margin to six, 34-28, by halftime. Early in the third period, Pepsi hit three quick baskets and maintained a 10-point lead throughout the game. Pepsi was led by Larry SCOTTS AND ORTHO LAWN CARE PRODUCTS Shop whoro you got tho frlondlloot, moot dopon- doblo oorvlco In town. No probjom too big — no oalo too small. Windows and ocrsana ropalrsd — pips cutting and thraadlng — Plumbing — Eloctrlcal — Houaowarss Froa Delivery — La Croaaa A Onalaska tietz ^ s ^ hardwar | MDAIE MIIS-OWIIEI - I711 BEOBBE ST. - PHONE 7M-01351 P.«. we EVEN CUT CHICKEN W.Bt Pro Cage Playoffs DETROIT (AP) - “ When the playoffs began, Detroit Pistons Coach Ray Scott said with a touch of irritation in his voice, “Chicago was talking like they would sweep right through to the championship. “They completely ignored us like we were a piece of cake,’’ he continued. “ Now they're choking.’’ Detroit refused to die Thursday night, getting a magnificent second-half from Bob Lanier. The Pistons clawed and scratched to a 92-88 victory before a Cobo Arena Crowd of 11,134. The triumph tied the best-of-seven Western Conference semifinal playoff series at 3-3 heading into Saturday's nationally televised game in Chicago. The winner will meet the Milwaukee Bucks for the West title. It was a typically bruising battle between the Midwest Division rivals, but Chicago suffered the most with injuries to center Cliff Ray and guards Jerry Sloan and Norm Van Lier. Ray, who helped hold Lanier to just four points in the first half, injured a knee, Sloan injured a foot and Van Lier sprained an ankle. The Bulls surged to an 18-5 lead in the first eight minutes before Detroit began rallying. The Pistons outscored Chicago 25-19 in the second quarter and pulled within 41-40 by halftime. Then Lanier, the 6-foot-ll center, came alive after intermission. He hit 10 points in the third period and 14 in the fourth, finishing with 28 before fouling out with 1:06 left. Chet Walker led Chicago with 33 points. Dave Bing tallied 22 points for the Pistons. Pro Hockey Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The big, bad Boston Bruins have been throwing their weight around again, and Toronto Coach Red Kelly is getting fed up with it. “They re the best hookers and fakers, that’s all,” said an angry Kelly Thursday night after his Maple Leafs dropped a 6-3 decision to the Bruins to fall behind 2-0 in their National Hockey League playoff series. In other Stanley Cup action, the Montreal Canadiens evened their series at one game apiece with New York by beating the Rangers 41; the Philadelphia Flyers whipped the Atlanta Flames 5-1 to go ahead 2-0; and the Chicago Black Hawks dumped the Los Angeles Kings 4-1 to lead that series 2-0. There were no games in the World Hockey Association playoffs Thursday night but action resumes tonight. Chicago visits New England with the series tied at 2-3*; Toronto, leading 2-0, is at Cleveland; and Minnesota, on top 3-0, can wrap it up at Edmonton. Houston, leading Winnipeg 2-0, gets back in action Saturday night in Houston. Elroy Hirsch Picked To Grid Hall Of Fame By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Former University of Wisconsin athlete Elroy Hirsch was one of nine former college football greats elected to the Hall of Filme by the National Football Foundation Thursday. • Also picked were Harry Ag^anis. Marehmont Schwartz, Malcolm Kutner, Barton Koch, Jcfon Ferraro, Jim Parker, George Barney Poole and Billy Vessels. Whitewater Lands All-State Gridder WHITEWATER. Wis. (AP) - Paul Looper of Madison East, first team running back on the Associated Press’ all-state high school football team last year, plans to enroll at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in the fall. Bowling WED. klTE MEN'S (Sparta Bowl) Team-The Place 2828 ( 985) Individual-Bob Cunitz 570 (214), John Hanson 567 Fletcher’s 16 points. Ken Cvikota followed, driving for 14 and Mike Kakuska hit the same on long range jumpers. Empire had four players in double figures — Dave Holzer with 16, Cy Post 14, Jim Keim 12 and Steve Remen 10. EMPIRE SILK SCREEN (fg-ft-tp) Remen 5-0-10; Keim 6-0-12; Post 5-4-14; Holzer 7-2-16; Pendleton 2-2-6; Young 1-24; Totals 26-10-62. PEPSI-COLA (fg-ft-tp) Kakuska 6-2-14; Meyering 2-0-4; Ewing 1-2-4; Garnett 4-0-8; Fletcher 8-0-16. LaPoint 3-0-6; Cvikota 5-4-14; Olson 3-0-6; Totals 32-8-72 EMPIRE 10 18 14 20-62 PEPSI 12 22 19 19-72 Total Fouls - E-12, P-15, FTM - E-5, P-5. Pro Hockey Pro Hockey Playoffs All Best-of-7 Series NHL Playoffs Quarter-finals Friday, April 12 Philadelphia at Atlanta Saturday, April 13 Montreal at New York Boston at Toronto Chicago at Los Angeles WHA Playoffs Quarter-finals Thursday, April 11 No games scheduled Friday, April 12 East Division Chicago at New England, series tied 2-2 Torontoat Cleveland, Torontoleads2-0 West Division Minnesota at Edmonton, Minnesota leads 3-0 Pro Cage Pro Basketball Playoffs At A Glance All Series Best-of-7 NBA Conference Semifinals Friday, April 12 Eastern Conference Boston at Buffalo, Boston leads series 32 Capital at New York, series tied 3-3 Saturday, April 13 Western Conference Detroit at Chicago ABA Division Semifinals Thursday, April 11 No games scheduled Friday, April 12 West Division San Antonio at Indiana, series tied 3-3 Division Finals Saturday, April 13 Eastern Division Kentucky at New York Western Division Indiana or San Antonio at Utah Red Raider Golfers Tie WINONA, Minn. - The La Crosse Central golf team tied Winona Senior High, 173-173, after nine holes of play before the rains came early Thursday afternoon. 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