Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on July 3, 1968 · Page 14
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 14

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, July 3, 1968
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ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH , JULY i>, 1968 Lots of Softball Tournev • • *' Begins Tonight By DON PLAttSKI Telegraph Sports Editor Starting tonight, there'll be plenty of women's softball at Northside Park when the Alton Lakers host their Third Annual Firecracker Invitational Tournament. The 20-game schedule gets under way tonight with a single Contest between Klrkwood and Wood River at 8:30. They are just two of the 11 teams entered in the big double elimination that will cover five days of action. Other teams entered are Nashville, Tenn., Memphis, Tenn., Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Kutis of St. Louis, Illinois champion Decatur, Manchester, Mo., Collinsville and the Lakers. The field is a strong one. Last week in the Indianapolis tournament, the host Anchorettes finished second to Lansing, Mich. The Anchorettes are favored to win the Firecracker off their fine showing In their own meet Milwaukee could prove wrong. They have added two players from the strong Oak Park team (if last year—shortstop Mary Rudd and catcher Diane Mizerka. Oak Park, you'll remember, won the Lakers' tourney last year and later won the West Central Regional in Indianapolis to advance to the national at Stratford, Conn. Decatur could prove troublesome. The Windettes are the defending Illinois champions and have been playing well lately. Three ex-Lakers are on the team —catcher Betty Onofrey, shortstop Terri Irving and infielder- outfielder Mary Miller. Another club that.could prove pesky is Manchester. The Hawk- ettes won their own tournament recently then followed with the title of the Joplin, Mo., tourney. Tuesday night the. Hawkettes shaded the Lakers, 1-0, in a Bi- State League game at Northside. Nashville, of course is always tough. The Mustangs from the South have Nera White. She could make any team tough. Last year she and the Mustangs played in the national tournament where she made second team all-national as an in- flelder. The other southern team, Memphis, also played in the national meet in Connecticut last year and played fine ball. Kutis of St. Louis is another consistently strong team. Kutis won the first Firecracker tournament in 1966. Two games are scheduled Thursday night, two Friday night, eight on Saturday and seven on Sunday. An eighth one may be played Sunday night if It is needed under double elimination rules. Field events will be held dur Ing the tourney. Players from each team will compete in base running, throwing for distance and throwing for accuracy. The events will take place before each team's first game. Winners will be announced Saturday night. Miss Firecracker will also be picked from among the 11 contestants entered in the queen contest. Each team will submit a queen candidate from their playing roster. A former queen, centerflelder Carole Douglas of Klrkwood, will be playing in tonight's game. She won the title in 1966. Last year a Memphis player won the title of Miss Firecracker. The queen contest will take place Saturday night at 9 o'clock. The winner will be presented wiih several gifts. Attendance prizes and player prizes will be given away dur ing the tourney, which is expected to be the best yet — and certainly the strongest. Season tickets for the entire tourney will be on sale at $4 each thtxnigh Friday night Individual tickets for each session will, of course, also be sold at the gates each day. There will be nine sessions In all with three sessions each on Saturday and Sunday. The tournament is one of the high points of the season. It could be more successful this year. Thp Boosters, the men's softball team that shares Northside with the Lakers, and the Alton Recreation Department, have made several improvements to the park. A new fence has been erected down each f oul line, the bleachers have >een pa'ited, the fences have been givpn a new face and playground equipment has been replaced or mended. Food and refreshments will be sold at the tourney. Here is the schedule for t h e entire tournament: TONIGHT Gl — Kirkwood vs. Wood River, 8:30. THURSDAY G2-Kutis vs. Collinsville, 7:30 G3—Decatur vs. Manchester, 9:00 FRIDAY G4—Lakers vs. winner Gl, 7:30 G5 — loser Gl vs. loser G2, 9:00 SATURDAY G6 — Indianapolis vs. Hem- phis, 10.*HO a.m. G7 — Nashville vs. winner G2, noon. G8 — Milwaukee vs. winner G3,1:30 G9 — Loser G3 vs. loser G4, 3:00 G10 — Loser G6 vs. loser G7, 4:30. Gil — Loser G8 vs. winner G5, 6:00. G12 — Winner Gl vs. winner G4, 7:30. G13 — Winner G6 vs. winner G8,10:00. SUNDAY G14 — Winner G9 vs. winner G10, 9 a.m. G15 — Winner G5 vs. loser G12, 10:30 A.M. G16 — Winner G14 vs. loser G13, noon. G17 — Winner G12 vs. winner G7,1:30. G18 — Winner G15 vs. winner G16, 3:00. G19 — Loser G17 vs. winner G18,4:30. G20 — Winner G17 vs. winner G19, 7:30. G21 (if needed)-9:00. Major League AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING — 175 at bats—Barrel son, Host., .315; Monday, Oak., .301 RUNS—McAuIlffe, Del., 43; Yas tr/emskl, Host., 42. RUNS BATTED IN—F. Howard Wash., 58; Harrelson, Bost., 57. HITS — Uhlaender, Minn., 82; Ollva. Minn., 79. DOUBLES—R . Smith, BOst., -22- B . Robinson, Bait.. 18. DOUBLES—R. Smith, Bost, 22 B. Robinson, Bait., 18. TRIPLES—Fregosl, Calif., 6; Me Auliffe. Det.. 7. HOME RUNS—F. Howard, Wash., 25; W. Horton, Det., 18. . STOLEN BASES — Campaneris, Onk.. 25: Cardenal, Cleve., 17. PITCHING—6 decisions — John, Chic.. 7-0: McLaln, Det, 14-2. STRIKEOUTS—McDowell, Cleve., 154; Tlant, Cleve., 130. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING—ITS at bats —M. Alou, Pitt.. .353; Rose, Cln.. .340. RUNS — Rose, Cln., 53; Flood, St.L., 48. RUNS BATTED IN — McCovey, S.F.. 52; Perez, Cm., 46. HITS—Rose, Cln., 108; Flood, St. L.. 101. DOUBLES — Brock, St. L., 26; ose. Cln., 22. TRIPLES—Clemente, Pitt., 7; B. Williams, Chic.. 6. HOME RUNS—M«Covey, S.F., 20; H. Aaron ,Atl., 15; Hart, S.F., IB. STOLEN BASES—Wills, Pitt., 21; W. Davis. L.A., 15. PITCHING—* decisions—Marichal, S.F., 15-3; Koosman, N.Y., 11-S. STRIKEOUTS — Marichal, S.F., 123; Singer, L.A., 122; Jenkins, Chic., 122. Expected in Gals' Meet Marichal Gains 15th At Braves' Expense xf> ^ve^* ,' , ^V'f^^^m i< ''~^'%^'''$ s.5x-*!LMf . .* ^> y-V f ^«*5.?^1S£ 4& «WX>f » B«% <i> * 4 ^ V ^> ' < f > i '«? *«?<V,< > < *V** >1 . + « *\^ << V « ¥ CAT-AND-MOUSE DOUBLE PLAY — The Cardinals' Mike Shannon leaps (top) over the tag of Dodger third baseman Bob Bailey as Bailey tried for the second out of a double play at Los Angeles Tuesday night. Shannon tries unsuccessfully to approach the bag from another side (below) but Bailey has the ball and is lying on the bag. Bailey had tagged out Bob Tolan in a run-down seconds earlier. Catcher is Tom Haller. Cards' coach is Joe (AP Wirephoto) By MURRAY CttASS Associated Press Sports Writer Juan Marichal apparently has nothing to fear* from the rest of the National League in his quest for a 30-^me season. It's his In- |ury incidence he has to worry about. Marichsl, whose greatness has been hampered only by a series of injuries, breezed to his 15th victory against three de- feats'Tuesday night, pitching a five-hittet as San Francisco defeated A'lanta 5-0. The triumph gave Marichal a victory over every team In the league, rrade him the winning- est pitcher in the m a j o r s and placed liim at the halfway mark in his effort to become the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934. In other games, St. Louis defeated Los Angeles 5-3, Houston blanked Cincinnati 2-0, Pitts burgh edged New York 2-1 and Chicago defeated Philadelphia 5-3. For Marichal, a four-time 20- game winner, this is the earliest he's ever won his 15th. Previously, the earliest he reached this point was July.15,1966. But In thai season, as hi all but ona. 1963, the 29-year-old right-hartcier lost some pitching time because of injuries. The victory over the Braves was his first against them since Sept. 28, 1968. Willie Mays provided much of the support, rapping thm> straight hits, including a rim-scoring single and a bunt single that set up another run. The Los Angeles Dodgers haven't conceded St. Louis another pennant but they're having trouble finding a weakness in the runaway National League leaders. "They're one of the best teams I've seen since I've been with the Dodgers," veteran right hander Don Drysdale said Tuesday night after the Cardinals whipped Los Angeles, 5-3. It was the Cards' second,straight victory in the series and it increased their National League lead to 7% games. This time a year ago, St. Louis was tied for first place hi i well-balanced race. It wasn't un tit July 22 that the Cards began the drive that enabled them to finish 10% games ahead of second-place San Francisco., The Dodgers had the consolation Tuesday night of driving longtime nemesis Larry Jaster from the mound with three jame-tylng runs in the. seventh Inning. A single by Ken Boyer and a walk to Bailey set up a triple by Jim Lefebvre and a single by Wes Parker. But Mike Shannon singled home a tie-breaking run for the Cards in the eighth inning against loser Jim Brewer, 3-3. The hit followed a walk to Johnny Edwards and a single by Bobby Tolan, the young outfield er *vho has hit safely in 13 straight games as a replacement for injured right fielder Roger Maris. Lou Brock hit two doubles for St.. Louis, one knocking in ninth inning insurance tally. The Cards got their other two runs in the seventh on singles by Tolan, Julian Javier and Dick Schofield and an error by shortstop Paul Popovich. Cardinal left-hander Joe Hoerner quailed Dodger rallies in the eighth and ninth innings to save the victory for rookie Wayne Granger, 2-0. , The Dodgers will send Mike Kekich, 1-1, to the mound again Cardinal right-hander Nelson Briles, 9-6, in tonight's game. The series ends with a day game Thursday. Denny Lemaster limited Cincinnati to four hits in bringing only two hits, but they were aided by two wild pitches by Gerry Arrigo and two errors by Tommy Helms. Pittsburgh edged New York on Bud Harrelson's two-out error in the ninth inning. Donn Clendenon scored from third when Harrelson lost Manny Mota's grounder. Pitcher Ferguson Jenkins doubled in two runs in the eighth inning, then survived a ninth-inn'ng rally by Philadelphia. John Briggs socked a two- run homer for the Phillies in the ninth. In the first inning the Cubs scored two unearried runs with the help of an error by Briggs. By MIKE BRYSON Associated Press Sports Writer A couple of American League managers have proclaimed in recent days that Detroit's rampaging Tigers are due for a siege of misfortune any old day now. Don't hold your breath. The Tigers are giving anything but an indication of a sum- LAST JOURNEY FOR AN OLD BEAR — George Halas, right foreground, owner and recently retired head coach of the Chicago Bears, leads way for pallbearers carrying casket of an old colleague, John L. "Paddy" Driscoll, 73, who starred for the Clii- cago Bears and Chicago Cardinals. Pallbearers include George Halas Jr., is at right front of casket as it leaves St. Paul of the Cross Church Tuesday. Halas and Driscoll were associated for more than 40 years. (AP Wirephoto) May S elected WITTELS '-your credit is good" Dial 462-5167 m KAY & MAXITONE (Bruno) BANJO SPECIAL • 4 STRINGS • S STRINGS MUSIC LESSONS AVAILABLE NEW SUMMER STORE HOURfr MouO»> r -Wednesday-Friday 8 twn. to 9 |Mn> a«4 Saturday 0 naga. to 0«80 For All-Stars Tigers Refuse To Lose Ground mer slump. Willie Horton's first-inning single Tuesday night deliverd a pair of runs that helped the Ti- grs to a 3-1 conqust of California—their seventh in eight games. And, Detroit's lead was widened to 8^j games over Cleveland when the Indians were victimized 6-0 by Minneosta. South African Equals Record CINCINNATI (AP) - Willie Mays was named to the All-Star team for the 15th consecutive year today as National League Manager Red Schoendienst completed his squad for the July 9 game. Mays, the colorful San Francisco Giants' center fielder, will be making his 19th appearance in the summer classic, which will be played this year in the Houstqn Astrodome against the American League All Stars. From 1959 through 1962 when two games were played each year, Mays appeared in all eight. Schoendinest, manger of the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals, went along with the player balloting in adding nine more players. He chose all eight runners-up at each position and selected rookie catcher John Bench of the Cincinnati Reds, who finished third behind starter Jerry Grote of the New York. Mets and Ton) Haller of Los Angeles. Others picked besides Mays, Bench and Haller on the 25-man squad were: First baseman Rusty Staub of the Houston Astros, a .311 hitter with 43 runs batted in and four home runs; second baseman Julian Javier, St. Louis, .256; shortstop Gene Alley, Pittsburgh, shortstop, .236; third baseman Tony Perez, Ciucin- nati, .253, 46 RBI and eight ho- mers. Also outfielders Matty Alou, Pittsburgh, the league leading hitter with a .353 mark, and brother Felipe Alou, Atlanta, .303. Bench is batting .268 with 43 RBI and seven homers while Haller is hitting .291. Pitchers already, chosen by Schoendienst are San Francisco's Juan Marichal, Don Drys- 1-0 Squeaker Lakers Lose The Manchester Hawkettes handed the Alton Lakers a 1-0 setback at Northside Park Tuesday night in a women's Bi- State League softball game. Both teams collected only three hits each. Marge Hoch was the winning pitcher, Shirley Adleman the loser. Hoch struck out one and walked none. Adleman struck out three and walked two. The Lakers' only, serious threat of the game came in the third inning when they loaded the bases with two outs. Hoch hot Cheire Brauer to ground out to end the threat. The victory left the Lakers with a 15-12 record. MIDWEST LEAGUE Wis. HfcpUU 4, Appleton 3 Quud Cities 8, Clinton 4 • Burlington 7, Waterloo 0 • Cedur Rapids 8, Dubuque 3 Decutur 'i, Qulncy 1 dale of the Dodgers, Bob Gibson and Steve Carlton of the Cardinals, Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver of the Mets, Woody Fryman of Philadelphia and Ron Reed of Atlanta. The starting line-up will have the Giants' Willie McCovey at first, C i n c i n n a t i's Tommy Helms at second, Chicago's Don Kessinger at short and the Cubs' Ron Santo at third. In the outfield will be the Reds' Pete Rose, Curt Flood of the Cards and Atlanta's Hank Aaron with Grote catching. Schoendienst also named manager Dave Bristol of Cincinnati and Herman Franks of the Giants as coaches. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A South African who won't be able to compete in the Olympics, matched the- listed w6rld mark in the 100-meter dash— and wasn't satisfied. And the fastest mile of the year was recorded, with four men under four minutes, as the highlights of a couple of major international track and field meets in Europe Tuesday. Paul Nash of South Africa, fighting a mild headwind, tied the world record of 10 seconds flat in a meet at Zurich, Switzerland. Ron Jones of Britain was second in 10.4 and Hansruedi Wildmer third in 10.5. Nash, who won't be able to compete in the Olympics because of the South African ban, has been clocked in 10 flat several times. Three Americans, team won the men's 400-meter relay in 39 seconds flat, just four-tenths of a second off the isted record. In Stockholm, Sweden, Bodo Tuemmler of West Germany recorded the fastest mile of the year, 3:54.7. He was followed by Andre de Hertoghe of Belgium, 3:56; Werner Gosewinkel of West Germany, 3:59.1; and Al berto Esteban of Spain, 3.59.2m Wilson Kiprsgut of Kenya won :he 1,000 meters hi 2:21.6n but Russians dominated the rest of the meet. Among the Russian winners were -Valeri Skovrtsov, high lump, 7-1%;. Anatoly Kuryan, 3,000-meter steeplechase, 8:33; Janis Luis, javelin, 285-4^; and Victor Saneev, triple jump, 54- Charlie Greene, Smith and Jim Ronnie Ray Hines, were timed in 9.9 seconds at Sacramento, Calif., June 21. "The headwind did not bother me very much," Nash said. "But I wished I had stronger men running against me per haps That some of the might have Americans, brought world record." Nash also won the 200 meters in 20.1, running on a synthetic track, similar to the surface that will be used in the Olym pics at Mexico City. Vera Nikollc of Yugoslavia won the women's 800 meters in 2:02.2, the world's best time this season, while a French relay DROP IN AND SEE PETTITS Just '4 Mile from Brussels Free Ferry In Culhoun County Fishing—Camping—Picnic Arww N««vby SPEND THE 4th FISHING! 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Tiger right-hander Earl Wilson picked up his sixth victory n 11 decisions but had to con stantly pitch out of trouble. Horton staked him to the ear !y lead after Jim Northrup doubled and Norm Cash wafted then both advanced on a wild pitch. Rookie Tom Matchick's first lomer accounted for Detroit's other run in the seventh. California's Jim Fregosi ran his hitting streak to 12 games with a solo homer in the eighth his seventh of the year. Minnesota's Jim Kaat blanked the Indians despite giving up seven hits. The Twins put it ou of doubt in the fourth when Jack Hernandez doubled in two runs and Cesar Tovar and Jim Hoi each singled in one. Frank Quilici's sacrifice ft accounted for a run hi the fifth and Ted Uhlaender tripled foi another tally in the ninth. Ken Harrelson's two-run dou ble in the eighth rescued Boston after the Athletics had taken a 3-2 lead. Dalton Jones, who scored twice, helped out with two singles and a double. ASCOT SPEEDWAY Racing Every Saturday. SEE AMUSEMENT PAGE FOR DETAILS The Standins AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. Detroit 50 27 .64* — Cleveland 43 37 .338 8',4 Baltimore M 39 .331 JO Minnesota 38 36 .520 10 Oakland 39 38 .500 II "A California 37 39 .487 II'A Boston 36 38 .486 12(4 New York S3 40 .451 15 Chicago 32 40 .444 13W Washington 28 44 .38$ U'/, Tuesday's Results Detroit 3, California 1 Minnesota 6, Cleveland 0 Boston 4, Oakland 3 New York at Washington, postponed, rain Chicago at Baltimore, postponed, rata Today's Probable Pitchers California (Murphy 2-0) at Detroit (Wilson 5-5) N Minnesota (Merrltt 5-7) at Cleveland (Tlant 12-5) N New York (StotUemyre »-5) at Washington (B. Howard 0-3) N Chicago (Fisher 2-4 and ( lti Peters 3-8) at Baltimore (Phoebus 7-6 and Hnrdln 8-4) 2, twl-nlght. Oakland (Nash 6-5) at Boston (Gulp 4-4) N Thursday's Games California at Detroit New York at Washington Minnesota at Cleveland Chicago at Baltimore Oakland at Boston NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet. G.B. St. Louis 48 30 Atlanta 40 37 San Fran 41 38 Pittsburgh 37 36 Cincinnati 38 38 Los Angeles 40 40 New York 36 39 Philadelphia 34 37 Chicago 34 42 Houston 33 44 Tuesday's Results Chicago 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 2. New York 1 Houston 2, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 5, Atlanta • St. Lou Is 5, Los Angeles 3 Today's Probable Pitchers Philadelphia (L. Jackson M) .615 .519 .519 .507 .500 MO .486 .478 .447 .429 F is* at New Chicago (Holtzman 5-4) Pittsburgh (Blass 5-2) at York (Ryan 5-6) Atlanta (Poppas 4-5) at San Francisco (Perry 7-4) Cincinnati (Clonlnger l-5( at Houston (Dlerker 8-10) N St. Louis (Brlies 9-6) at Los Angeles (Kekich 1-1) N Thursday's Games Atlanta at San Francisco St. Louis ot Los Angeles Pittsburgh at New York 2 Philadelphia at Chicago 2 Cincinnati at Houston N • Permolnb* • Shell XI00 • Cofloeo Motor Oil $100 3 QTS. . . 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