Don Plarski Sports Editor Cards drop to fifth Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Sept 13, 1972 A*? Here and there . . . Dear sir: Now that the softball season is rapidly drawing to a close, we would like to express our thanks to all the people who helped make our Amateur Softball Season and tournament a success. This includes Robert Busse and Terry Schwartz, director and assistant director of the Alton Parks and Recreation Commissions, who made sure the diamonds were playable at all times. Also, to the umpires and Frank Waide, the scorekeeper of the Class B League, who all did a very efficient job. And, to the Telegraph's sports department whose coverage and accounts of games were well received. We would also like to pass along a big thank you to all the individuals and places of business who donated money or contributed merchandise so the post-season tournament could be a success. Last, but not least, to all the teams that played in the Regional at Northside Park, we tip our hats. Their conduct in tournament play was above reproach. Thanks, also, to Pat and Jim Crawford (tournament sponsors) for a job well done. Betty and Gene Storm (Regional directors, Illinois ASA, Alton) (Editor's note: Betty, Gene's wife, helps hubby at nearly every tournament. This summer she received a card from state commissioner Chuck McCord designating her as the only woman regional director in the state.) Pittsburgh Chicago New York Montreal St. Louis Philadelphia NATIONAL LEAGUE Ea.it W. L. Pet O.B. 87 75 71 64 64 49 48 62 64 72 74 88 .644 .547 .526 .471 .464 .358 13 16 23V 2-1'/ 39 ll* 3V WC31 Cincinnati 84 53 .613 Houston 76 60 .559 Los Angeles 73 64 .533 Atlanta 64 74 .464 San Francisco 61 77 .442 San Diego 51 83 .381 Tuesday's Results Pittsburgh 7. Chicago 0 New York 4, Philadelphia 3 Montreal 7, St. Louis 2 Cincinnati 7, Atlanta 5 San' Francisco 3. Los Angeles 2. 10 Innings Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh (Brlles 13-7) at Chicago (Jenkins 20-10) New York (Matlack 12-9) at Philadelphia (Downs 1-0), N Cincinnati (Bllllnghnm 11-13) at Atlanta (McQueen 0-2), N St. Louis (Blbby 1-0) at Montreal (Stoneman 10-12), N San Diego XGrelf 5-16) at Houston (Dlerker 15-12), N Los Angeles (Singer 6-14) at San Francisco (McDowell 8-8) Thursday's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago St. Louis at Montreal, N San Diego at Houston, N Only games scheduled. MONTREAL (AP) The Montreal Expos gained sole possession of fourth place in the National League's East Division with a 7-2- victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night. Montreal's Coco Laboy provided four runs with a two- run homer off losing pitcher Reggie Cleveland, 13-14, an Infield hit and a double. "He threw me a high slider," said Laboy of Cleveland's fourth-inning pitch that he rocketed into the left-field bleachers for his first homer of the year. "It was right into my wheelhouse and was a good pitch to hit," said Laboy, who was drafted last year from the Cardinals' Tulsa farm club. Both Cleveland and winning pitcher Ernie McAnally 4-115, pitched hitless ball up until the fourth inning when the Expos' Boots Day led off with a single, and an out later Ken Singleton advanced Day to third with another single. Ron Fairly then knocked Day home with a single and when Cardinal rightfielder Bernie Carbo rifled the throw into the third-base stands, Singleton also scored. Cleveland then fanned Ron Woods, but the nightmare wasn't over as Laboy proved when he smacked the homer. McAnaUy loaded the bases In the fifth and sixth innings. In the fifth when he gave up his first hit to Skip Jutze with one out, followed by two walks. But. he eased out of the situation striking out Lou Brock and getting Ted Seven more area prep baseball players last season are now attending Lewis and Clark Community College. They are STAN DEZORT, Worden; KEITH HATTERY, Bethalto; GREG JONES, Alton; DENNIS McGEE, Wood River; RON MILLER, Wood River; BILL PARKS, Granite City, and MARK SCROGGINS, Roxana. Dezort played shorstop, third base and did some catching. Hattery is a pitcher as is McGee and Miller. Jones is an outfielder as is Parks. Scroggins is an infielder, dividing most of his time between second and third. Listed on the Illinois freshman football roster this year are two Collinsville High products, halfback Ben Milster and center Tom Jacks! adt. Tim Van Galder, who has made quite an impression the last two quarterback starting assignments for the Cardinals, turned In sonic impressive credentials in exhibition games. He hit 17 of 28 passes for a 6.7 percentage. His tosses were good for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He had one pass intercepted. He should get the starting job Sunday against Baltimore. He has never played in a regular NFL season game. Leon Burns, the San Diego acquisition during the off- season, led the Cardinals in rushing in pre-season games with 174 yards in 48 carries. That averages out to 3.6 yards per carry. He scored two touchdowns. With fleet wide receiver Mel Gray and running back Craig Baynham on the injured list and doubtful for Sunday's opener at Baltimore, the Cardinal offense may suffer some. Gray is a definite threat on the end of the long bombs. Baynham hurt his left shoulder in the Bear game last Saturday night. Baynham is a heavy runner, picks his holes well and is a good kickoff return man as is Gray. In fact, Gray had returned six kickoffs for 162 yards (27 per try) and Baynham had returned four for 94 yards (24.5 per effort) in pre-season games. Wonder who Coach Bob Hollway will have back there returning kickoffs Sunday? My guess is Bobby Moore and •or George Hoey and Larry Willingham. Ever wondered about the enrollment of some of the schools in the Big Ten? Illinois 34,108 students, Michigan State 41,649. They'll clash In openers Saturday at Champaign. Purdue University could produce an abundance of pro football talent come next spring when the pros draft. One of the top defensive choices could be Dave Butz, a 6-7, 279- pound tackle. Uncertain statuses for Thomas, Mackey club being penalized by a player who does not report, the Chargers' roster does not have to include Thomas, nor does San Diego have to release him outright or put him on waivers. Thomas was unavailable for comment. As the 2 Blears reduced their rosters to make the 40- player limit, a number of veterans were released. Boston Baltimore New York Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas AMERICAN LEAGUE East W. L. 73 74 74 73 63 56 62 64 64 64 75 83 Pet. G.B. .541 — .536 V4 .536 <A .533 .457 West 80 57 78 59 69 66 63 .403 .584 .569 .507 .489 .463 .382 si* Politics run Games, says new president Sizemore to ground out. McAnally allowed the Red Birds only one run with the bases loaded in the sixth when Joe Torre scored on an infield out. Montreal picked up two more runs in their half of the sixth and another in eighth to sew it up. The Cardinals, now 6-9 against the Expos, could manage only one more run in the seventh inning. "We had the .chances tonight," said Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst after the game. The Cardinals produced six hits, but left 10 men on base. "We had McAnally a number of innings. He wasn't pitching that well. He was wild." McAnally recorded six walks and six strikeouts. "We haven't been hitting at all recently. We have the guys to do it. I think we do anyway," Schoendienst said. The Expos now have a one- game lead over St. Louis In the battle for fourth. Moir treal's record is 64-72, while the Cards are 64-74. if* 67 69 - 73 .463 16W 52 84 .382 27 U Tuesday's Results Milwaukee 4-4', Cleveland 3-2, 2nd game, 8 innings, rain New York 3, Boston 2 Oakland 7, Minnesota 4 Chicago 6, Kansas City 0 Detroit 3, Baltimore 2 Texas 3, California 0 Wednesday's Games Boston (McGlothen 6-15) at New York (Gardner 7-2), N Oakland (Odom 13-5) at Minnesota (Goltz 3-1), N Chicago (Wood 24-13) at Kansas City (Jackson 1-2 or Murphy 4-2), Cleveland (G. Perry 20-15) at Milwaukee (,I. Bell 2-1'), N Baltimore (McNally 13-14) at Detroit (Colemnn 15-13), N Texas (Bosnian 7-9) at California (Messersmlth 6-9), N Thursday's Games Cleveland at Milwaukee, N Texas at Calif.ornia, N Only games scheduled Bears trim roster CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Bears Tuesday trimmed their roster to the 40-player regular season limit. The Bears listed as reserves Gale Sayers, who retired from the game Sunday, and Joe Moore, the sophomore running back who underwent surgery Sunday for torn ligaments in his knee. Tackle Dave Hale and wide receiver Matt Maslowski, both of whom were injured in the game against St. Louis Saturday, were placed on the taxi squad. LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Lord Killanin is the new president of the International Olympic Committee and the 20-year reign of Avery Brundage officially is over. Killanin received the keys to Chauteau de Vity, the IOC headquarters, in a quiet 15- minute ceremony Tuesday. In a short speech, he said he would back efforts to "deflate ultranationalism," which had marred past Olympic Games. The 58-year-old Irish peer told newsmen that the big nations use the Games to show their systems are better than any other. "I do not think it s h o w s you have a better way of life if you win a lot of medals," Killanin said. He mentioned the United States and the Soviet Union' as countries which use the Games for political purposes. Brundage, 84, who has been the storm center of controversy because of his stands on amateurism, made a brief statement and. thanked Lausanne for its hospitality to the IOC during .his presidency. Russian media Tuesday praised their athletes' performances in the Munich Olympics as a victory for the "Socialist" system. In Moscow, Izvestia, the government newspaper, said the fact the Russians won more gold medals than the Americans proved the "Socialist" system is better. In Washington, Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont, said the Olympic Games serve no useful purpose and should be abolished. "Their idea is being dissipated more rapidly with the passing of time," Mansfield said. "Even the refereeing is getting a nationalist tinge." Meanwhile, Mark Spitz, the U.S. swimmer who won seven gold medals, was announced Tuesday as the winner of the Victor Ludemm Award by England's sports writers. The nine-inch silver trophy, representing the Olympic Bowl on a stand, will be presented Sept. 25. The last winner was U.S. discus thrower Al Oerter in 1968 after winning his fourth gold medal in as many Games. CARDS (2) Player AB R H - ' 511 0 1 300 3 1 1 4 0 1 200 1 0 0 4 0 MONT. (7) Player AB R H Day 4 1 1 Foil 4 1 1 Singleton 412 Fairly 432 Woods Laboy Humph'y 3 0 1 Boccabll 100 Torres 300 McAnally 200 Breeden 100 Marshall 000 400 4 1 3 Brock Sizemore 5 Carbo Torre Simmons Cruz Rogue Jutze Anderson 3 0 Cleveland 100 Voss 000 Santorlnl 000 Stein 1 0 0 Folkers 000 Melendez 100 Segul 000 Totals 33 2 6 Totals 34 7 10 Inning: 123456780 RHE CARDS 000001100—2 6 1 MONT. 000402011— 7 10 0 HIRMH & CO. 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