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I . ,. h Delayed 'start' sees pitching _ * now tough Reynolds earn No. 2 Alton Evening Telegraph Thursday, Sept. 7, 1912 B4 By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Not only are the Pittsburgh Pirates trumping the rest of the National League East, but they're doing it with five aces. Nothing illegal, mind you. It's just that Pittsburgh's pitching staff, usually overlooked amidst the crash of the booming Bucco bats, finally Is starting to get some* of the recognition it deserves. '"They have a good, steady pitching staff and they can send a good man out against you every game," observed Chicago pitching coach Larry .Tansen after , Dock Ellis blanked the Cubs 4-0 on seven hits Wednesday night. "They can use five starters because they have five good pitchers. Most teams have a problem finding that many." Elsewhere, Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 6-3, Montreal trimmed the New York Mets 7-3, Philadelphia edged St. Louis 3-2 and San Francisco trounced San Diego 6-0. Atlanta and Houston were not scheduled. Pittsburgh's ninth consecutive victory equaled the Pirates' longest winning streak of the baseball season and boosted their runaway lead in the East Division to 13i& games over the Cubs. The magic number to clinch their third division title in a row is 12. "The Hues got off quicWyy with three runs in the first inning against Dan McGinn on singles by Gene dines and Al Oliver, Roberto Clemente's triple and a single by Kichie Hebner. Ellis didn't walk anyone and fanned six while hurlng one of his rare complete games—he has a chronically sore elbow—and lowering the pitching staff's earned run average, which was a scintillating 2.96 en. ,tering the contest. Dave Concepdon stroked two singles and drove in the decisive run in Cincinnati's triumph over Los Angeles. The Reds increased their lead In the West Division to nine games over idle Houston. Billy Grabarkewitz hit a three-run homer for all the Dodger runs an! Cincy's Joe Morgan made his first error in 61 games. Ron Woods and Ken Singleton hit home runs and relief ace Mike Marshall preserved Mike Torrez' 15th pitching victory as Montreal whipped the Mets. Woods homered in the second inning, ex-Mets Tim Foli and Singleton lashed run-scoring doubles in the third, Singleton homered in the sixth and Bob Bailey delivered a two-run single in the ninth. Marshall retired the last six batters and recorded his 16th save to go with 14 victories, all in relief. PHILADLPEHIA '(AP)For Philadelphia's Ken Reynolds, the 1972 baseball season began in September— or so he would have liked. This season has been a long one for the Phillies, destined for another last-place finish in the National League's Eastern Division. Yet for the 25-year-old left-handed Reynolds, it's been an especially tedious one. He tied a team record by dropping his first 12 mound decisions this summer and must have thought the gods were mad at him. Several times he pitched well enough to win, had only his mates gotten him some runs. But then along came September. Last Friday in Atlanta, Reynolds found himself with 11 runs to work with and he went the distance for his first 1972 win. Wednesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals he picked up victory number two with a 3-2 decision over former Phi Lowell Palmer. Reynolds' late-season formula for success Isn't complicated. "I just concentrated on throwing strikes," said the native of Marlboro, Mass. Don Money, Philadelphia's third baseman, who also has had trouble finding himself this summer, gave Reynolds some breathing room when he singled home two runs in the second inning. Money was jammed by a Palmer fast ball but managed to punch a single over shortstop Mike Kelleher after a walk to Joe Lis and a double by Greg Luzinski. "Those things even out, they tell," said Money after the game, in reference to the many times similar hits have been nabbed by fielders. "But I was beginning to ihink I wasn't going to have any luck." Palmer, making his' first start for the Cardinals, was tabbed for another run in the fifth when Larry Bowa blooped a hit into right and scored when Tommy Button lined a ball fair just past fiM base. JThat turned out to be the winning run when the Cards dme back with single runs in. the sixth and ninth innings. Joe Torre hit a pitch-hit shgle after a Jorge Rooue double to make it 3-1 in the sixth and Bill Stein homered in the ninth. Stein's homer was his first niajor league hit as he mado hlb first National League a\t- pttarance. Reynolds is now 2-12 on the seiason, while Palmer is 0-2. CARDS (2) Plkyer ABfcH Stein 5 1 1 Tyson 402 MtNert'y 100 Mclendez 402 Jutze 4 0 1 Simmons 400 Riltz 402 Roque 4 1 1 Kdeher 200 PHIL. (3) Player AB R H Doyle 300 Bowa 4' 1 2 Mutton 4 0 1 Montanz 400 Lis 110 Robinson 000 Luzinski 3 1 2 Money 403 Ryan 300 ., „ „ „ Reynolds 200 Anderson 100 Pitlmer 200 Tdrre 1 0 1 F<i>lkers ooo Brock l o 0 Totals 37~210 Totals 28~3~8 Inning 123456780 RHE CARDS 000001001— 2 10 I PHIL. 02001000 X— 3 8 0 Weaver optimistic By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Snorts Writer "There's no reason to believe that we can't win 23 games in a row." No, the pressure of a tight pennant race hasn't gotten to Earl Weaver. The Baltimore Orioles' manager insists that he isn't flipping his baseball cap. Optimistic as always, Baltimore'? cocky field boss looked on the sunny side despite a tough 4-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers Wdenesday night that dropped his team to fourth place, two games behind, in the American League East. "We've spotted them a couple," said Weaver. "There are 23 to go ... and we've got to get hot, that's all there is to it." The Tigers held onto first place by an unstable half- game, looking over their shoulders at the Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees, who lost to the Red Sox 2-0 Wednesday night, dropped to third, 1% games behind the front-runners. "It's anybody's race," said Manager Billy Martin of Detroit. "The four contending teams are playing hard and tough right now." While not much daylight opened in the East race, the Oakland A's opened some room for themselves in the West by bombing second- place Chicago 9-1. The victory gave them a four-game lead over the White Sox, the biggest advantage the A's have had in more than a month. Elsewhere in the American League, the California Angels defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-1; the Minnesota Outdoors with John Stetson Duck calling winner Tom Schillings of Cottage HUls won the first annual Labor Day Migratory Waterfowl Hunters Inc. duck calling contest Monday at the Bethalto Homecoming. Schillings entered the contest which was held at the MWHI booth on the homecoming grounds. Second place in the duck calling competition was taken by Walter Blind of Bethalto, another excellent duck caller. There were only two places declared by the judges panel of Ed Hurley, Lester Reynolds and Bud Schoeneweise. Special teal season Yes — the special teal season does open on a Friday this year (Sept. 15) and closes Sept. 23. Traditionally seasons open on Saturday, but this year the teal season starts on a Friday. Shooting hours for teal are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the daily bag limit is four with eight in possession — after the first day. Blue wing, Greenwing and Cinnamon teal can be taken, but come on boys lay off the Wood Ducks and other species that each year seem to get shot and then either stomped Into the mud or smuggled out of the shooting areas. Trapping season dates Mink, muskrat, raccoon, opossum, skunk, weasel and red or gray fox trapping season will begin Nov. 11 and end Jan. 31. The season for beaver trapping begins Dec. 9 and .will run through Feb. 28. Beaver may be taken only with spring traps. Portions of Jo Daviess, Carroll, Whiteside and Rock Island Counties west of Illinois 84 and U.S. 20, from Interstate 80 to the Wisconsin border, are closed to beaver trapping. Raccoon, opossum*, skunk and red or gray (ox may be hunted beginning Nov. 11 and continuing through Jan. 31. There will be no hunting of these species on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 and Dec. 8, 9 and II in counties which are open to deer Twins blanked the Texas Rangers 2-0 and the Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers split a twin bill—the Indians winning the first game 4-3 and the Bewers the nightcap 5-2. The Orioles were victimized by Detroit's bullpen, which not incidentally stretched its scoreless streak through 35 innings. This time, Chuck Selbach came in to save Mickey Lolich's 20th victory. The left-hander finally made the magic 20-game plateau on his fifth try. Joe Rudi's two-run homer and Don Mincher's pinch two- Ballwin, Mo. national champion MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jeff Haferkamp had only bunted twice all season, but his perfect bunt in the eighth inning Wednesday night lifted Ballwin, Mo. to a 3-2 victory over Memphis for the American Legion World Series title. His bunt—so perfect that the Memphis third-<baseman and pitcher could only hope it would roll foul—scored Charles Kick who had doubled. And it came with two outs. "I just got lucky, I guess," Haferkamp, a first-baseman, said, after the game. "But when I need it, I can usually put it down." Haferkamp, a .350 hitter who batted fifth in the Ballwin lineup, said coach Bill Bullock, told him during a time out before the pitch to bunt. Bullock sad he called for the bunt after seeing Memphis third-baseman Rene White playing back. "It was the third time I'd bunted all season," Haferkamp said. "Usually I bunt to sacrifice." The bunt broke a 2-2 tie and gave Ballwin left-hander Dave Tuttle the win in a close pitching duel over Memphis righthander Steve Renner. Tuttle allowed four hits and Renner five. run double featured a six-run third that carried Oakland over Chicago. Ken Holtzman won his 16th game for the A's. Rudy May pitched a six- hitter for California; Dick Woodson pitched Minnesota over Texas with a two-hitter and Cleveland took its first game on Buddy Bell's two-run homer in the eighth while Milwaukee won the nightcap on homers by Johnny Briggs and George Scott. Seelbach came to the rescue after four Baltimore singles had produced two runs in the sixth. Reggie Smith hit a two- out home run in the fifth inning following Carl Yastrzemski's triple and Bob Bolin choked off a threat in the eighth inning to give the hot Red Sox their triumph over New York. The victory was Boston's 10th in 12 games. While Smith and Yastr- zemski were the offensive stars for Boston, Rico Petrocelli made the defensive play of the game in the sixth inning. He dived to his right, gobbled Roy White's sharp grounder and threw to second base for a force-out play from his knees. "I still don't know how he made that playy," said New York Manager Ralph Houk. RELOADING SUPPLIES For All Types of Ammo. PRIMERS Federal — Alcan — Remington — Winchester I 000 For V WITH THIS AD RELOADERS! BAIK MODEL 405 Regular $67.50... "BAIR CAT" Regular $49.95.... "I,-T" TEXAN Regular $ $49.95.... DOERR SPORTS Bl/y-SELL-TRADE No Money Down! Easy Terms 402 State St __ Alton SLOWPITCH DOUBLE-ELIMINATION TOURNAMENT! Van Prefer Park — East Alton SEPTEMBER 8-9-10 Teams and Time of Play: W. R. First Baptist 7. P.M. • Frl. Chlcanos 9:30 A.M. - Sut. Luna 9 P.M.-Frl. 8 P.M. - Frl. Kings River City Rebels « P.M. • Frl. Patriots 7P.M.-Frl. Turner Hall (Mt. Olive) 8 P.M. - Frl. Bridgewater TV • P.M. - Frl. Bucks 6 P.M. - Frl. 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