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BULLLiUia TBB ARIZONA. RfiRMD orts Page 55 Friday, August 14, 1970 Moy er 9 s su perb By BOB EGER Republic Sports Writer HAWAII—It would have taken a most perceptive observer to pick the 11-time loser out of the crowd at Islander Stadium Wednesday night. It was Jim Moyer, cleverly disguised as a flame th'rower, who made it a thoroughly miserable evening for Hawaii's Islanders. Moyer, his fast ball exploding, twirled a two-hitter against the dangerous Islanders as the Phoenix Giants prevailed by a 9-1 score. His performance, one of the most impressive by a Pacific Coast League moundsman this year, evened his personal record at 11-11 and left the Islanders wondering how he ever lost that many. "He threw some big league fast balls out there," said Hawaii manager Chuck Tanner. 'With a couple of breaks he could have had a no-hitter." The only Islander to solve Moyer was the Coaost League's leading hitter Winston Llenas, who got a questionable infield single in the first inning and a bloop double to right in the sixth. "I really felt strong," said Moyer. "I don't know whether it was the cool weather or the fact that my arm just feels better, but I seem to be unusually quick. "I was throwing the fast ball by them, so I decided not to fool around trying to be cute. I must have thrown 85-90 per cent fast balls. Moyer walked three, struck out eight in what he termed "my best winning effort of the year. I probably was a little sharper when I struck out 16 in seven innings in Tacoma, but I lost that one," One of the Moyer's three walks led to Hawaii's only run in the fourth inning. Hte gave free transportation to Don Wer« has, who came around to score on a infield out and a couple of wild pitches. New York Yankee Bob Murcer (1) slides safely into second as Chicago White Sox Bobby Tag misses Murcer Knoop (29) makes vain effort to halt Murcer's third inning steal. Murcer later scored from Associated Prm second on Danny Cater's single to center as Yanks nipped Chicago, 4-3. Story, Page 56. A boxing bonanza Associated Press INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Mexico's two undisputed world boxing champions display their fistic wares at the Forum tonight against a pair of international foes in nontitle bouts. Welterweight champ Jose Napoles battles Fighting Mack from Aruba in the Dutch West Indies. Bantamweight king Ruben Olivares goes against Jose Arranz of Spain in the second 10 - rounder on the card. Still, the fight which could turn out to be the most bitterly contested matches two Mexican bantams, each hoping to win a shot at Olivares' title. Chucho Castillo, twice unsuccessful in title fights, goes against Rogelk) Lara, who has proved a popular attraction in his previous showings at the Forum. Castillo will be favored off his experience but Lara packs a potent punch. Promoter George Parnassus has promised the winner a shot at the champion, probably before the year is out. The Castillo-Lara bout is slated for 12 rounds and the winner will be recognized as the North American Boxing Federation's champion — the No. 1 challenger from this continent for the crown. Arranz predicts he'll beat Olivares but the Spaniard is in the decided minority on that prediction. Nicklaus. Miller pace PHOENIX Blanco ss Schroder 2b Foster cf-rf Wasner rf Williams cf Linares 3b Whitaker If McKnight 1b Jacobsen c Moyer p Totals ab r 5 0 5 0 4 0 1 3 2 4 000 000 3 0 1 3 3 3 2 42 4 4 h bi 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 33 9 9 » HAWAII Griffin 2b Perez ss Lienaslf Werhas 3b Vinsonlb Hicks rf Silverio cf Ranewc Washburn p Lund ph Allen P Redmond ph Coates p Totals ab r 4 0 hW o a 4000 4020 3100 3 0 0 ( 4 0 0 C 3000 3000 1000 1000 0000 1000 0000 31 ~T~2~0 PHOENIX HAWAII 030 200 004 — 9 000 100 000 — 1 E—Blanco, Schroder, Perez. DP—Hawaii 1. LC3— Phoenix 2, Hawaii 6. 2B—Lienas. HR—LIrtaes (3), Whitaker (14), MsKnight 2 (8). Mover (W, 11-11) Washburn (L, 5-7) Allen Coafes IP 9 2 2 H 1 3 WP—Mover 2. T-2:30. A—6,039. ER 1 0 4 BB 0 SO 6 1 Girl golfers enter semis Associated Press RYE, N.Y. — Hollis Stacy, the defending champion from Savannah, Ga., advanced yesterday to the semifinals of the 22nd U.S. Girls Junior Golf championship with a 4 and 2 victory over Wendy Hyatt of Placentia, Calif. In other quarterfinal matches, Elizabeth Pooley of Gainesville, Fla. defeated Louis Baugh of Long Beach, Calif., 1 up over 19 holes; Mary Budke of Dayton, Ore. outsed Laura Beekan of Pittsburgh, 8 and 6, and Janet Aulissi of West Cald- weil, N.J., topped Susie Long of Dallas, i up. ; Miss Stacy meets Miss Polley and Miss Budke plays Miss Aulissi in today's semifinals at the Apawamis Club. The 16-year-old Miss Stacy, suffering from tendonitis of the left hand, visited a therapist again yesterday but said the hand did not bother her as much as It did Wednesday. Her approach shots were weak and she finished nine over par for the 16 holes, while Miss Hyatt,, 17, was nine over. Sports Editor VERNE BOATNER NBA to avoid player strike? Lee Trevino, El Paso, Tex., bends low, concentrating hole of opening round in the PGA Championship at the hole and finished with a 72. Jack Nicklaus is lead* Auociattd Pros on putt, as ball heads towards the cup on the 13th Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. Trevino paired ing the event with a two-under-par 68. NOW THAT THE professional football players are safely ensconced in camp, National Basketball Association owners must sweat out the possibility of a strike. NBA players, who are due to report to training camp about the middle of next month, are currently engaged in discussions with owners. Prospects for a pro basketball strike are not so imminent as was the case in football. In fact, Phoenix Suns general manager Jerry Colangelo is downright optimistic that all problems will be settled at the negotiating table before reporting dates. "Up until a couple of weeks ago," said Colangelo, "I was - very concerned that our Players Association would be looking at the developments of the football strike. I anticipated problems. "But the owners have been conducting meetings with the Association and it appears we do not have a big problem." Main difference between the two sports is that football was primarily concerned with the pension plan. The NBA just put a new pension plan into effect last year and it has three more years to run. "The key issue with our players seems to be the playoff pool," Colangelo added. "They receive $400,000 and would like to raise it substantially — possibly triple- it. "But this is a point that can be nego- Sports today RADIO-TELEVISION Meier League Baseball—Los Angeles at Chicago (N.L.),KTAR (620), 11:30 a-rn.; Detroit at California (A.L.), KMND (FM-93.3), 8 p.m. ' ol Footw^l - Baltimore al Ch W. 5'30 P in tiated out and, even though discussions may continue right up to or into training camp, I feel it can be settled." Colangelo feels that the main reason that pro basketball may escape the woes that beset baseball and football is because the owners have treated players better. "Our players are by far the highest paid professional athletes," he declared. "There is no comparison with other sports." He points out that four years ago there was no minimum salary. Today the minimum is $13,500 "and I expect that to go up another $2,000 soon. "The pension is not a major problem in our current discussions," he added, "and they don't have much to complain about, in my opinion." He said he understood the players' philosophy that they are in the game only a few years and want to get as much as they can. "But the owners must take a stand," he said. "The NBA enjoyed a great year at the gate in 1969. But there were still teams that lost money. There's a limit to how far you con go." The Phoenix club is in an enviable position because it finished in the black last season — and would have done so, even if the Suns had failed to make the playoff. He is even .more optimistic for the coming season, for season ticket sales have soared from last year's total of slightly over 1,700 to 3,150. Colangelo figures they will more than double last year's total by tipoff time. "Last year," he said, "we doubled our gross over the previous year. I think our franchise is now considered a plum,." South five picked to win All-Stars collide tonight 'i} probably just !.:. I'^ltif.' th.; If rtiij what lh<? jjjayers By HARDY PRICE Republic Sports Writer FLAGSTAFF - It's not exactly that the South is the overwhelming favorite, it's just that not very many people are giving the North much of a chance in tonight's All-Star basketball clash at 8 o'clock in Lumberjack Gym. And the apparent reason is height, but South coaches Tom Bennett (Westwood) and Don Harris (Buena) can show you on paper where the North squad is taller man for man. But the North has no one to match the size of 6-9 George Walls of Salpointe. North coaches Royce Youree (East) and Vince Budenholzer (Holbrook) hold a,n edge at the guard positions. This worries the South mentors as they are Related story, Page 57 afraid the North's guards will be able to shoot over their guards' beads. "They're big on the inside aid quick on the outside," said Youree, "and we're not about to try and make this a run and shoot contest." Youree and Budenholzer plan a starting lineup of 6-3 Rob Babcock (Mary* vale) and 6-8 Jim Cramer (Camp Verde) as outside men with 64 Frank McCowan (Parker), 6-3 Sam Johnson (Agua Fria) and 6-4 Gary Thomas (Bourgade) on the inside. Both Babcock and Cramer are taller than the two starting guards for the South, 5-10 Mike Sanchez (Marana) and 5-11 Robert Navarrete (Mortnci). But Dan Ktrguswi (Tucson Syhuajy) is a (H However, the South holds the edge inside and therein may lie the difference in the contest. Bob Harbour (Catalina) at 6-5 joins Walls on the inside and the two will likely give McCowan and Johnson all they can handle. "We've got to stop them inside, parti- cularly Walls," continued Youree, "but we can't forget about the quickness of their guards." Youree is no stranger to the underdog role. His East High Longhorns were perennial underdogs throughout last season. Continued on Page 57 | Baseball Standings American League National League Baltimore Now York w'" ?r Boston Chicago St Louis Philadelphia Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles tlanta rancisco and Pltlock Ml at, : 6-16. and Reeys_ 4-4) York (Ryan 4-7 and ,-,-,..„ Atlanta (Jarvli iff an? ftc< :.; Philadelphia 0 it Cincinnati; Sjrnpsqn.. 14 nig Pacific Coast League SOUTHS wall Tucson Salt Lake PIVIIION 8 '0 37 §5 N08THERN DIVISION W L Tf 47 e» 46 CB t ty '' t • L i TUE$QAY'$ RESULT* Phoenix 9, Hawaii 1. Tucson 7, Salt Lake < Spokane 6, Eugene S Portland 13, Tacoma 9 YESTERDAY'S CAME* Phoenix (C«rib*lcii, 13-7) dt H«w«ii (Bennett, 16 1) PGA 2-imder 68s lead; only 4 crack par Associated Press TULSA, Okla — Jack Nicklaus, bagging birdies by the pair, stormed in with a two-under-par 68 yesterday and tied youthful John Miller for the first round lead in the PGA National Championship. Texan Charles Coody and Larry Hinson followed at 69 and were the only , other players in the select field able to break par on the sun-seared Southern , Hills Country Club course, a 6,962-yard layout. "I played all right," said Nicklaus, the pre-tourney favorite and currently the hottest player on the tour. "I hit the ball extremely well. I played the wrong club once and that cost me two strokes." That was on the par three sixth, which he double bogeyed. But big Jack, the reigning British Open champion who hasn't finished worse than second in his last four tournaments, got that back with birdies on 10 and 11, then closed with birds at 16 and 17. Arnold Palmer, the 40-year-old athlete of the decade who is seeking jthe one major title that has eluded him, was very much in contention at 70, but some of the other great names of the game had their difficulties in the strength-sapping heat. Lea Trevino had a 72. So did Masters champion Billy Casper. U.S. Open champion Tony Jacklin and South African Gary Player stumbled in with 74s, including a triple bogey six for Jacklin on the 14th. Gaylord Currie and Bill Ogden, two Arizona representatives in the tournament, were well down the line at end of first round play. Currie, Southwest Section PGA champ from Pinewopd CC, posted a 38-41—79. Ogden, part-time Tucson president who was a high finisher in last year's National Club Pro Championship at Scottsdale, : toured the course with Currie as a partner and shot 38-39—77. Defending champion Ray Floyd took a ' 71, then went hustling off in a search of an official to make a complaint. "I don't know who's in charge, but I want to find him," Floyd said. "I think it would save a lot of complaints later." Floyd said that on the landing area for the par four fourth hole "divots had been filled in with piles of red sand. It's all over out there. It looks like an animal has been there. "The fourth is the most narrow fairway out there. You can't avoid that area. Anyone who drives the fairway is in danger. You can hit out of a divot, but you can't hit out of the sand." His tee shot came to rest in the sand and he bogeyed the hole, and the next, and the next. "I really think it led to the bogey on the fifth," Ftoyd said. "I was pretty disturbed," " Palmer, who matched a birdie with a single bogey, beaded a big group at 70 that included 57-year-old Sam Snead, Homero Blancas, Dave Stockton, Jacky Cupit and New Jersey club pro Dick Hendrickson. "It wasn't a bad round," Palmer said, "and should have been a really good round. If I don't shoot any worse than 70 1 think I have a chance to win it.'.' Miller is a 23-year-old tour sophomore from San Francisco, competing in his on

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