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THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Thvnday, Jne 4, IffTt PageB-l TJ, Brunswick Win In District Nine Action Patriots Top Rebels, 7-0 By STAN GOLDBERG (%orts Editor) HAGERSTOWN - Thomas Johnson battled the elements and South Hagerstown but came out ahead in both in first round District Class A-A baseball action Wednesday at Municipal Stadium. The Patriots, behind the one- hit pitching of Bob Stockman, beat the Rebels 7-0 in a game called after five innings by rain. They now advance to the district finals at Frostburg Saturday. · The Patriots took the lead early, but played a cat and mouse game with the weather as they tried to get in the five innings needed for an official game. The game had already been halted once by rain when ominous looking clouds covered the stadium again in the top of the fifth and the Patriots leading 7-0. TJ went down in order. Then in the bottom of the inning Stockman retired the first two batters as the clouds lingered on and thunder was heard in the background. Ray Lorshbaugh hit a soft grounder back to Stockman for what should have been an easy play for the third out But Stockman, who walked halfway to first with the ball, threw I* away. He then got Charles Evans to pop to short though for the third out and none too soon. After two walks and a strikeout in the top of the sixth, the sides opened up and the rains came. The umpires waited nine minutes and called the game. By that time the field was so flooded that Noah could have floated his ark on it Except for the one bad play in the fifth, neither the weather or the Rebels seemed to bother Stockman. Only a leadoff double by Brad Fulk in the second deprived him of a no-hitter. He retired the next three men in order and eight straight after that before his own error in the fifth. The victory gained some revenge for Stockman who had lost to the Rebels earlier. TJ went into the game a decisive underdog after losing twice to the Rebels in regular season play. In some ways the contest was even a reverse replay of the first game between the two teams when TJ made 11 errors. This time South made five including three hi one inning. But the Patriots didn't need it as they got nine hits in five innings off Rebel ace Charles Evans. They took a 1-0 lead in the first on singles by Jim Snoots and Stockman and a sacrifice. They added three unearned runs in the fifth on three errors and a single by Ed Gray and Marke Hawes. In the fourth they scored three more tunes on four hits and two more Rebel errors. Bi Martz opened with a single and wentto second when the outfielder let the ball get by him. He scored on a a sacrifice fly. A single by Angleberger, an error and another single led to the other two runs. By that time the battle with South was over, but the battle with the elements just starting. TJ Sll ;ibrhhi abrhbi Hawes 3 2 2 0 Hendershot 1 0 0 0 Spinnler 2 1 0 1 Knepper 1 0 0 0 Angleberger..3 1 1 0 Beard 2 0 0 0 Snoots 4 1 1 0 Parks 2 0 0 0 Adams 2 1 0 0 Fulk 2 0 1 0 Stockman 3 0 2 1 Hoover 2 0 0 0 Gray ..3 0 2 1 Holder 2 0 0 0 Schultze 3 0 0 0 Lorshbaugh ...,2 0 0 0 Martz 3 1 1 0 Evans 2 0 0 0 Totals 267 9 3 Totals 160 1 0 TJ 013 3--0 SH 000 0--0 E Thomas Johnson--1: South Hagerstown --5. IP II R ER BBSO Evans 5 9 1 3 1 6 Stockman 5 1 0 0 1 4 NOT IN TIME - Brunswick's P.L. Orrison tagged by Williamsport catcher Doug Higgins but Orrison had already crossed the plate during sixth inning action in the first round of District B-C baseball playoffs. Brunswick won the game 9-1 and will play Saturday in Frostburg for the District title.-(Photo by Amos L. Brown) Railroaders Beat Wildcats By TOM MAY Sports Writer HAGERSTOWN - Brunswick advanced to the district finals hi B-C Class baseball competition by shellacking Williamsport 9-1 at the Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown Wednesday. Mitch Deener practically won the game by himself. Deener went the distance for the Railroaders, allowing one run on five hits while walking two and fanning five. At the plate the right - handed junior had three hits in four trips while driving hi a run and scoring two. The Railroaders gave Deener some offensive support by scor- ing twice in the fourth frame as Dave McLane started things going with a lead-off single up the middle. Mike Deener followed with a line shot deep to center but the fielder played the rebound off the wall and McLane was forced to hold up at third, while Deener took second base with a standup double. Williamsport starter Dennis Higgins then took care of the next two batters, but then hit Brent Albert with a pitch to load the bases. Brunswick's Dennis Smith, who has seen limited action this season, lined a single to left field to drive in McLane and Deener. The Deener - Deener battery was very effective against the home team and found themselves in trouble only two times. In the bottom of the fourth, Mitch gave up a walk to catcher Doug Higgins and then a single to opposing pitcher Dennis Higgins to put men on first and second with none away. Mitch popped the next two hitters up and then fanned Greg Gruber to end the inning. Deener gave up his only run hi the sixth when Higgins reached on Brunswick's only miscue of the afternoon, Dennis Higgins walked, and Glen Hutzell singled to load the bases. With one away SAFE AT FIRST-Jim Snoots of TJ beats out an infield single to leadoff the third inning of the Patriots first round district game with South Hagerstown. He later scored the first TJ run enroute to its 7-0 win. Tom Hendershot is the first baseman. (Photo by Amos L. Brown). Against Flood Suit Three Club Owners Take The Stand NEW YORK (AP) - Three baseball club owners testified Wednesday in the Curt Flood suit that they would not have invested in the sport without their belief that baseball enjoyed exemption from antitrust laws, Francis Dale of the Cincinnati Reds and John McHale of Die Montreal Expos testified in the ,, morning and Bob Reynolds of the California Angels completed the day's testimony in the afternoon in Federal Court in New York. The issue is a key to baseball's defense in the Flood case, the sport contending that subjecting the rules and regulations of the game- known as the reserve system- to antitrust laws would drive away would-be ini vestors. Dale said he and his ownership group purchased the Reds only after checking its legal status under federal law and with the understanding that "base- ball has been considered by the Supreme Court to be outside the code of antitrust laws." McHale said his investment in the Expos had been made with the understanding "that the Supreme Court had upheld baseball's position insofar as the reserve system was concerned and mat any change would have to be made by Congress." Both were asked if they would have invested without those beliefs. Dale said "I don't think we would have." McHale answered, "No." They also were asked by baseball's chief counsel, Mark Hughes, if they considered the reserve system reasonable and necessary to the efficient operation of the sport. Both said they did. Dale pointed to the fact that "baseball is a unique business, even from other sports. In other sports players come into the majors with certain skills and- Senators Edge White Sox, 5-4 WASHINGTON (AP) - Paul Casanova doubled home the final two runs of a four-run fourth inning Wednesday night as the Washington Seantors climbed to the .500 mark with a 5-4 come- from-behind victory over the Chicago White Sox. Long Game LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Vern Hunter of Madisonville High School slid into Lexington Lafayette catcher Don Winsett Tuesday, knocking the baseball from his mitt and ending the longest game in the history of the Kentucky High School Baseball Tournament The score was Madisonville 12, Lafayette 11 in 22 innings. A total of 132 batters came to the plate, which the umpire swept 78 times. The previous longest tournament game was 17 innings between Shelby Com*, ty and Owensboro in 1967. N EWSPAPERfl R C H I V E ®-- Joe Coleman gave up three early runs in the rain-delayed game, men settled down until Darold Knowles came on in the ninth to preserve the Senators' llth win in the last 15 games. Casanova, who is 9-for-9 against Tommy John over the last two seasons, singled in the third and sixth off the White Sox lefty. Wayne Comer walked to lead off the fourth and Frank Howard doubled just inside the line past third. Coiner scored on Rick Reichardt's infield out and Howard on Aurdio Rodriguet' triple. Bd Stroud walked and scored the lead run behind Rodriguez on Casanova's double. The Senators added the decisive run in the eighth on a walk to Howard and singles by Fei- chardt and Rodriguez. The White Sox closed the margin to one run again in the ninth on Bill Melton's triple and Duane Josephson's pinch single. fame. In baseball it takes longer time and there must be re- enough time to assure the turn on your investment." McHale said, "I haven't found it (the reserve system) creating any unfairness or hardship on the players I have dealt with." He said that without the system "the player would suffer because the sport would and therefore salaries would not be as high." Reynolds covered much the same ground as Dale and Mc- Hale. He said when he decided to invest in the Angels it was his understanding the Supreme Court had exempted baseball from the antitrust laws and that unless Congress should enact legislation to the contrary, the legislation would remain. Asked if he would have invested without such an exemption, replied "No." Asked what the affect would be without the reserve system, he said "it would be extremely detrimental to baseball. It could well be chaos." San Diego Gets First Choice In Annual SummerFree Agent Draft NEW YORK (AP) - San Diego gets first pick in the annual summer baseball free agent draft of high school and college graduates and 21-year-old unsigned athletes to be held today and Friday at the Americana Hotel. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, who has been occupied recently with the Curt Flood $3 million antitrust suit in Federal Court, will conduct the meeting which could shape the baseball future of over 1,000 men. This draft of free agents, replacing the wild bonus scramble that existed in earlier years, has been in operation since June 1965 and is conducted twice a year. The record number of players drafted was 1,169 in June, 1967. Last June, the 24 Astros, 5; Expos, 0 HOUSTON (AP) - Jack Billingham, in his first start this season, stopped Montreal 5-0 on eight hits Wednesday night, as the Houston Astros dealt the Expos their tenth straight defeat. Billingham, one of two pitchers obtained from Montreal as final payment in the Rusty Staub trade, is now 3-0 and hasn't allowed a run in his last 20 innings. clubs selected 1,147 players, of whom 611 signed pro contracts. Four pitchers from the 1969 crop currently are on big league rosters. They are Don Gullett of Cincinnati, Balor Moore of Montreal, Bery Blyleven of Minnesota and Rich Hand of the Cleveland Indians. Theteams draft in reverse order of their 1969 finish, alternating by leagues. It was the National League's turn to be first this time9 As Montreal and San Diego each had the same 52-110 records, the commissioner's office flipped a coin for first pick. San Diego won. Cardinals 6; Giants 4 ST. LOUB (AP) - Bob Gibson pitched and batted the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-5 victory over the San Francisco Giants last night. Gibson went the distance and it was a good thing because he did a major part of the Cardinals* hitting. He singled home a run in the second inning and singled again, setting up a run in the fourth. Then he tapped a 3-2 pitch into right field to climax the Cardinals* winning rally in the seventh. The Giants tagged Gibson for eight hits and had him on the ropes early but couldn't deliver the knockout punch. Bando's Blast Stops Birds OAKLAND (AP) - Sal Bando belted a three-run tie-breaking homer off Baltimore's Mike Cuellar in the eighth inning Wednesday night, giving the Oakland A's a 4-1 victory over the Orioles. Bando's ninth home run of the season sailed over the center field fence following one-out singles by Felipe Alou and Joe Rudi. The teams were locked in a 11 tie on a second-inning homer by Oakland's Frank Fernandez and one in the seventh by Frank Robinson of the Orioles. Robinson's blow was only the second hit off Oakland starter Roland Fingers, who left for a pinch hitter in-the eighth. Jim "Mudcat" Grant picked up his first victory of the season with two scoreless innings in relief. "That's the first hit I ever got off him," Bando said. "He threw me a screwball hoping to get a double play. All I wanted to do was hit it far enough to get the runner home from second." Bando's line drive just barely cleared the centerfield fence for his ninth homer of the season. Baltimore outfielder Merv Rettenmund chased the ball back to the fence and thought it would hit the barrier and bounce biick. "But it didn't," Rettenmund said. "I couldn't get back to the fence quick enough to catch the ball anyway." American Baltimore 000 000 100- 132 Oakland 010 000 03x- 4 9 0 Cuellar and Hendricks: Fingers, Grant (8) and Fernandez. W- Grant, 1-0. L- Cuellar, 5-4. HRs-- Baltimore, F. Robinson (7). Oakland, Fernandez (4), Bando (9). Tigers 5; Angels 4 ANAHEIM (AP) - Mickey Stanley singled with one out in the llth inning, stole second and scored on Willie Horton's single to give the Detroit Tigers a 5-4 victory over California Wednesday night following a wild ninth inning which sent the game into overtime. The Tigers, held to two hits for eight innings by Andy Messersmith and trailing 3-0, erupted for four runs in the top of the ninth. Yankees 5; Royals 3 NEW Cater's capped at three run rally and propelled fife New York Yankees to a 5-3 victory over Kansas City Wednesday night. Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, the Yankees knocked out starter YORK Ar- Danny fifth fining homer Dick Drago on three consecutive extra-base hits-- a one-out triple by Bobby Murcer, Roy White's double and Cater's fourth homer of the season. The comeback enabled Mike Kekich to post his second pitching victory against one loss with seventh-inning relief help from Jack Aker. Indians 7; Brewers 6 MILWAUKEE (AP) - Duke Sims hit two homers for the second straight game and drove in four runs to lead a 15-hit attack that carried the Cleveland Indians to a 7-6 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday night. Sims hit a three-run blast in the first inning and slammed his ninth home run to lead off the third and snap a 4-4 tie. It was his third consecutive homer since he hit one his last time at bat Tuesday night. Vada Pinson, Ray Rosse and Craig Nettles each collected three hits for the Indians. Cubs, 6; Dodgers, 5 CHICAGO (AP) - Jim Hickman's llth inning single scored Glenn Beckert from second base as the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 Wednesday. Beckert singled with one out in the llth and advanced to second on Billy Williams* single, setting up Hickman's game-winning blow off Jose Pena, the Dodgers' fifth pitcher who came on in the ninth. Ken Holtzman, who held the Dodgers to one hit in the first five innings, weakened in the ninth and gave way to Jim Colborn as Los Angeles tied the score 5-5. Ph////es, Reds, 4 7 1 CINCINNATI (AP) - Larry Hisle's two-run single broke a tie in the seventh inning and the Philadelphia Phillies went on to thump Cincinnati 11-4 Wednesday night, snapping the Reds' f i v e -g a m e winning streak. Jim Bunning picked up his third victory with relief help from Dick Sel ma and struck out seven batters to pass the 2,700 mark in career strikeouts. Bunning stands third on the all time strikeout list, trailing only Cy Young and Walter Johnson. Hisle's two-out single came after reliever Clay Carroll had almost pulled the Reds out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam. Carroll retired the first two bat. ters he faced before Hisle's hit. After the Padres make their pick, the Cleveland Indians; last in the combined American League standings, will get the No. 2 selection. Then will come Montreal and so on down to the New York Mets, No. 23 and me Baltimore Orioles No. 24. Flayers eligible for this draft are high school graduates of June, junior college players, 21- year-old players in four-year colleges and college graduates. In the secondary phase of the draft, in which the order is determined by lot (san Francisco first), players who were drafted previously but did not sign will be picked by some other club. Each major league team takes one pick and each top minor league farm one but there are unlimited selections in the lower minors, giving each team a chance to take all it wants for future development. The American League has scheduled 13 twilight-night dou- belheaders this season. Playoffs Thomas Johnson will meet Allegany and Brunswick will face Brunce in the finals of the District Baseball Playoffs Saturday at Frostburg State College. Allegany gained the finals by beating Fort Hill 2-1 in A-AA action while Bruce beat Southern 12-5 in B-C action. Brunswick will play at 1 p.m, and TJ at 4 p.m. Mike Nichols cracked a hard grounder between short and sec- oned base but P.L. Orrison fielded the ball, then stepped on second and threw to first but his throw wasn't in time and Higgins scored. The home team reached the Scoreboard only after Brunswick came up with three runs in the sixth inning. Hits by Paul Gaither, Mitch Deener, and Barry Stocks accounted for the runs. Higgins was knocked out of the rax and Tom Grove was brought in. Higgins gave up five runs on eight hits while striking out nine. Grove had less success than Higgins on the mound as Brunswick scored four times inthetopofthe seventh. Williamsport then took Grove off the mound in favor of Mike Hart. Hart finally stopped Brunswick at the plate but it was a little too late. Brunswick will play again on Saturday in Frostburg for the district championship. Time and opponent will be announced later. Brunswick William-sport ; "hhrhni abrhbi Orrison.ss 3 1 0 0 Cline.cf ,...4 0 1 0 Gaither,Ib 4 0 1 2 Higgins,c 3 1 0 0 McLane,cf 3 1 1 0 HigginsD.,p....2 0 1 0 . 3 2 2 0 Hutzell.lb 3 0 1 0 . 4 1 1 0 Grove,ss 3 0 0 0 . 4 2 3 1 Gruber.rf 2 0 0 0 . 1 1 0 0 HotMb 1 0 0 0 . 4 0 2 2 Walker,2b 3 0 1 0 . 3 1 1 1 Doggett.lf l 0 0 0 . 1 0 0 0 MUler,lf 2 0 1 9 HarUb 2 0 0 0 Nichols.rf 1 0 0 1 Deener.c.... Shores,3b ... M.Deen'.p.. Albert,rf Smith,2b Stocks.If..... Dawson.lf... Totals 309 116 Totals 271 5 I Bninsuirk 000 Ml 4-» Williamsport 000 001 0-1 E Brunswick--1; Williamsport--2; LOB Brunswick--7: Williamsport--7; 2B Brunswick--Deener. IP II R ER BBSO Higgins 52/3 S S 5 0 9 Grove 1 / 3 2 4 3 2 1 Hart 1 1 0 0 0 0 M. 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Apply To General Service Manager, Mr. Bagley Jack Amalucci Chevrolet, Inc. 10901 Georgia Avenue Wheaton, Maryland 20902

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