The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on July 19, 1966 · Page 8
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, July 19, 1966
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Tuesday, July 19, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper De» Moinet Bulldogs Blast St. Edmond In District Tourney, Jl-0 Three big innings and the continued shut-out hurling of Craig Espe shot Algeria's Bulldogs past Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 11-0, in the District Tournament at Garrigan Field here Friday night. A very large crowd saw the winners up their current string to six straight victories and their season mark to 18-2, while St. Edmond hit the sidelines with a 6-13 record. Espe allowed one hit - and through the last six games has given up only five straight in 38 straight shut-out innings. His record went to 14-0 as that mark and the team won-lost record are new highs for an Algona High club. It was apparent as the game unfolded that the lefty was tired as he started his third game in five nights. Tom Hoerchler, lefthanded ace of the Gaels, who pitched them through the Sectional meet after a disappointing season, couldn't start as he had also seen repeated duty during the week, but did come on in the fourth as the Bulldogs ran the score to 6-0. Algona threatened in 1 the top of the first, but couldn't score, despite a walk to Dave Martin and double by Rog Meyer as a pair of force outs at second erased a possible rally. Espe set the Gaels down in order in the first, second and third innings and the Bulldogs got a 2-run lead in the top of the second as Dale Teeter walked, stole second* and scored on a single down the left field line by Gary Barr. Barr took second on the throw-in and scored when Martin bounced a hit to right. It remained 2-0 until the top of the fourth. With one out, Teeter beat out an infield hit and Barr and Bill Boldridge walked. Teeter scored and the bases remained loaded when Martin reached on an error. Then Barr and Boldridge scooted home on another error and Martin scored on a passed ball, so it was 6-0. Steve Barrett got St. Edmond's only hit of the fray in the last of the fourth with one out, a line shot past Espe into center. He stole second and went to third on a ground out, but died there when Jim Albrecht whiffed. A walk to Barr and an error on a soft liner to short by Martin gave the Bulldogs another chance in the sixth, but Hoerchler struck out the side, then in the bottom of the same frame, Tim Bemrich of the Gaels walked, stole second and went to third on a passed ball, but Espe struck out two batters to cancel that threat. The Bulldogs batted in the seventh as the final five runs were plated. Meyer started it with a to right that was lost in the lights for a triple. Bill Farnham singled him home, then Larry Scobba got a hit, Teeter walked, Barr was hit by a pitch, Bob Farnham reached on a fielder's choice, Martin beat out an infield tap, Espe was safe on a fielder's choice and Claude singled to center. With three errors thrown in, plus wild pitches and passed balls, the runs counted easily. St. Edmond nearly escaped a shut-out in the last of the seventh when Hoerchler was safe on an error and went to second when Ron Rissetter walked. Hoerchler then stole third, but was out, with Espe making the tag at home, after being picked off third by Martin. Martin, Claude and Meyer each had a pair of safeties for the locals, who managed 10 hits. Bemrich took the loss and whiffed two while walking four in 3 1/3 innings and Hoerchler finished up, whiffing seven and walking three. Espe struck out 14 and walked two. Box score: ALGONA (11) AB R R Martin 422 Espe 500 Claude 50 2 Meyer 512 Bill Farnham 4 1 1 Scobba 41 1 Teeter 2 2 1 R. Barr 000 G. Barr 1 3 1 Boldridge 2 1 0 Bob Farnham 1 0 0 33" 11 10 ST. EDMOND (0) Gentile Barrett Hoerchler Albrecht Ron Rissetter Randy Risset- ter Ford Maginess Hassett Bemrich AB 3 3 3 3 2 3 2 1 1 1 R 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 H 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 :•"' Algona wa s to meet Mason City £: I in the finals of the District | |: Tournament at Garrigan Field g ;i Monday at 8 p.m. The Mohawks gj •: advanced with a 9-0 victory over •:•: ; Greene Friday. :g Walker set a new record in the 25 m. breaststroke of :21.3. Nita Limbaugh set a record of :20 in the 25m. backstroke event in the same age group. The girls 13-15 medley relay set a new record of 1:15.6. Members of that team were Nita Limbaugh, Susan Walker, Patti Gregson and Sue Bullock. The girls 13-15 free style relay of Ann Taylor, KathyStraub, Patti Gregson and Sue Bullock also set a record. Kathie Morz bettered her old record in the girls 16 and over 25m. breaststroke by more than one second. The final relay of the meet was the boys 16 and over 200m. free style, which set a new pool record of 1:49.3. Team members were Bill Obrecht, Jim Johnson, Ron Nelson and Doug Barr. Estherville set the final three pool records. Algona showed good depth by taking four first-second sweeps to none for Estherville and winning six relays to Estherville's four. On Saturday, July 23, starting at 8 p. m., will be the first Algona Novice Swim Meet. The age groups are 7 and under, 8 yr. olds, 9 yr. olds, 10 yr. olds, and 11 yr. olds. The events will include free style, backstroke, breaststroke, dog- paddle, and inner tube race, plus diving. Anyone interested in competing may sign up at the Algona pool. 22 1 7th Inning Rally Gives Bulldogs Sectional Win Algona's Bulldogs decided it is "better late than never" as they rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh for a 3-0 victory over Lake Mills in the finals of the Sectional Tournament at Garrigan Field here Wednesday night. A large crowd (SRO) saw Coach Keith Christie's club post its 17th win of the campaign against only two losses, assuring it of the finest baseball season record in the history of the school, while sending Lake Mills to only its second loss in 16 outings. Craig Espe was invincible again on the hill for the locals as he whiffed 15 and allowed no walks. His mount opponent, Ron Kallheim, gave up three times as many hits, six, as Espe, struck out nine and issued no bases on balls. Half of Algona's hits came in the top of the seventh and spoiled the string of goose eggs on the Scoreboard as the teams required only one hour and 12 minutes to play the game. Lake Mills was three up, three down, in five of the seven innings, while Algona was handled in the same fashion four frames. Espe struck out the side in the first, second and sixth. Through six frames, the game was a real pitcher's duel. Algona got two men on with two out in the top of the first as Tom Claude got a base knock and Rog Meyer reached on an error, but a strikeout ended the threat. In the second, hits by Dale Teeter and Gary Barr, who were to wind up as the real hitting heroes in this one, were wasted and Algona got no more hits until the top of the last inning. Meanwhile, Lake Mills' first hit was a single by Steve Peterson in the last'of the second and he got as far as second on a wild pitch. The only other base runner was Stan Olson, who hit a bleeder toward third (after thinking he had struck out) with two out in the final inning. Algona's winning rally came quite unexpectedly. Bill Farnham fought for dear life to stay alive at the plate as the leadoff man in the inning, and his effort finally paid off when he belted a liner to left. With Farnham on first, Larry Scobba laid down a fine sacrifice bunt and both runners were safe when Kallheim attempted to get Farnham going into second. With two on and nine out, Teeter did his best to keep it going, and his grounder to the right side was just out of reach of the infielders, trickling into right field and scoring Farnham. Scobba and Teeter went to second and third on the throw to the plate. That brought Gary Barr to the dish. Behind in the count, Barr weakly fouled off a pitch, then sent a curling shot to right that' rolled to the corner for a triple and the final two runs. Only error in the contest was charged to the losers - and for at least the third time this season the Bulldogs were involved in a game in which there were no walks. Most of the time, Espe, who ran his record to 13-0, had the Lake Mills batters fooled completely with his fast and slow curves and skipping fast ball. Box score: ALGONA (3) AB R H Martin 400 Espe 400 Claude 301 Meyer 30 0 Farnham. 311 Scobba 210 Teeter 312 G. Barr 302 Boldridge 200 Pedersen 100 28 3 6 Swimming Team Wins Loop Meet Last Tuesday NORTH IOWA CONFERENCE SWIMMING STANDINGS ALGONA 2 0 Spencer 2 0 Emmetsburg 1 1 Estherville 1 1 Storm Lake 0 0 Humboldt 0 2 Sheldon 0 2 The Algona swim team won its first conference meet by Beating Estherville last Tuesday night, 179 1/2 to 170 1/2, with Humboldt collecting 8 points on diving. Nine pool records fell in this fast action meet that wasn't decided until the final relays. In girls 12 and under, Susan Dreak>ln A beer truck owned by Don Armstrong, Algona, of the North Iowa Dist. Co., was broken into sometime during the night Friday. It was parked behind the old post office building, which is used by the firm as a warehouse, and two locks we re broken off. Mr. Armstrong stated he didn't think anything was stolen after the break-in. '"Kaaratk Cowtjr'i Favorite Newspaper" Insure yourself more vacation fun FOR PENNIES A DAY! 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