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Page 12-THE HERALD, Provo, Utah, Sunday, April 13, 1975 Etando, Blue Lead A's To Win Over Rangers By United Press International Sal Bando's three-run fifth inning homer backed the combined three-hit pitching of Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers Saturday and led the Oakland A's to a 5-4 nationally-televised victory over the Texas Rangers. Blue, winning his second game in two starts, gave up a solo homer to Tom Grieve in the third inning but that was the only hit he allowed until the ninth when he tired and gave up a pair of walks and two-out run-scoring single to Lenny Randle. Fingers came in and threw a wild pitch to advance the runners, then gave up a two- run single to Jeff Burroughs before retiring pinch-hitter Jim Spencer on a long fly to center to end the game. It was the second straight defeat for Jenkins, who had beaten Oakland five straight times without a loss last year. Billy Williams, a former teammate of Jenkins' with the Chicago Cubs, also homered for Oakland. ANGEL CATCHER Orlando Ramirez hangs on to the ball after a collision at home plate with Chicago's Deron Johnson. The run became important as the Angels finally won in the tenth inning. Cards Triumph In 9th Inning By United Press International Ted Simmons singled home the tie-breaking run in the ninth inning Saturday to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 7-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Ted Sizemore singled to open the ninth and moved up on Bake McBride's sacrifice. After Reggie Smith was intentionally walked, Simmons singled home Sizemore to break the 5-5 tie. Smith scored an insurance run as Keith Hernandez grounded out. Reliever Mike Carman (10) picked up the win while reliever Gene Garber (0-1) took the loss. In other day games, Chicago beat Montreal 6-3 and Atlanta defeated San Francisco 7-4. Jerry Morales triggered a four-run rally in the bottom of the eighth with a two-run single lifting the Cubs over the Expos, Jose Cardenal led off with a walk, Bill Madlock singled him to third and Rick Monday then looped a double to score Cardenal with the tying run. Morales then bounced a single into centerfield, scoring Madlock and Monday. Morales then scored when Larry Lintz fumbled Manny Trillo's ground ball. A throwing error and a wild pitch helped Atlanta score a pair of unearned runs in the fifth inning to snap a 4-4 tie and Carl Morton went the distance for the second time this season in leading the Braves over San Francisco, Ralph Garr opened the inning with an infield single and after Marty Perez walked, Charlie Williams took over for Giants' starter and loser John D'Ac- quisto. Darrell Evans, who hit a three-run homer in the third, popped up but Giants' first baseman Gary Thomasson threw away Mike Lum's tap to first for an error, scoring Garr, and then Williams uncorked a wild pitch to score Perez. In National League night action, Cincinnati was at San Diego and Houston hosted Los Angeles. Major League Standings American League Standings By United Press International Ext w. I. pet. g.b. Barton 3 1 .750 Milwaukee 3 1 .750 — Detroit 2 1 .667 4 Cleveland 1 2 .333 Hi Baltimore 1 2 .333 Us New York 0 3 .000 2Mi West w. I. pet. g.b. Oakland 4 i 800 — California 3 1 .750 '.7 Kansas City 3 I .750 V, Mumesota 2 3 .400 2 Chicago i 4 .200 3 Teas 1 4 200 3 Saturday's Results Boston 3 Baltimore 2, 13 innings Detroit 7 New York 2 Oakland 5 Texas 4 Milwaukee 6 Cleveland 5 Kansas City 2 Minnesota 1, 10 innings California 4 Chicago 3, 10 innings Sunday's Games (All Time* EOT) Chicago (Kaat 1-0 and Gossage O-Oi at California (Singer 00 and Tanana 00), 2, 4:00 p.m. Oakland (Holtzman 0-0) at Texas (Hargan 00), 3:06 p.m. Minnesota (Decker 1-0) at Kansas Qty (Busby (HI), 2:30 p.m. Qevelarti (G. Perry 1-0) at Mil- wautee (Broberg l-Oi, 2:30 p.m. Boston (Tianl 1-0) at Baltimore (Torrez 001, 2:00 p.m. Detroit (Walker 00 and LaGrow 00) at New York (Medich 0-1 and May 00), 2, l:QO p.m. Monday's Game* Oakland at Kansas City, night (Night Games Not Included) EaK w. I. pel. g.b. x-Pittsburgh 2 01.000 St. Louis 4 1 .800 Chicago 2 1 .667 * New York 1 2 .333 1^ Philadelphia 1 3 .250 2 Montreal 1 4 .200 2Vi West w. I. pet. g.b. Cincinnati 3 1 .750 Atlanta 3 2 .600 H Houston 2 2 .500 1 San Diego 1 1 .500 1 San Francisco 1 2 .333 1H Los Angeles 1 3 .250 2 x-Games behind based on 1st place team Saturday's Results Chicago 6 Montreal 3 St. Louis 7 Philadelphia 5 Atlanta 7 San Francisco 4 Cincinnati at San Diego, night Los Angeles at Houston, night Sunday's Game* (All Time* EOT) a Louis (Forsch 10) at Philadelphia (Underwood 00), 1:35 p.m. New York (Seaver 10) at Pittsburgh (Kison 00 or Rooker 00), 1:35 p.m. Los Angeles (Messersmith 00) at Houston (Konieczny 0-1), 3:05 p.m. Atlanta (Reed 0-1 and Gentry 00) at San Francisco (Falcone 00 and MDttefusco 00), 2, 3:06 p.m. Montreal (Rogers 0-1) at Chicago (Reuschel 00 or Stone 00), 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati (Gullett 00) at San Diego (Jones 00), 4:00 p.m. Monday'b Games San Diego at San Francisco New York at Philadelphia, night Chicago at Pittsburgh, night OncuWi at los Angeles, twilight In American League games, Milwaukee nipped Cleveland 65, Detroit whipped New York 72, Kansas City edged Minnesota 2-1 in 10 innings and Boston clipped Baltimore 3-2. Sixto Lezcano drove in two runs with a home run and double and 19-year-old Robin Yount hit his second home run of the season to power the Brewers to victory over the Indians. Jim Slaton got the win despite allowing eight hits and four runs in 6 2-3 innings of work. Boog Powell had a pair of homers and George Hendrick a solo shot for the Indians. Hal McRae slapped a single up the middle in the 10th inning to score Fred Patek and give the Royals their victory over the Twins. Doug Bird was the winner, pitching three hitless innings in relief. Nate Colbert's grand slam homer capped a seven-run seventh inning which carried the Tigers to a triumph over the Yankees. Bill Freehan also homered for Detroit while rookie Vern Ruhle picked up the win. Doug Griffin's 13th inning single scored pinch-runner Rick Miller from second base with the winning run and gave the Red Sox a victory over the Orioles. Reggie Cleveland, 1-0, worked 12 innings for Boston, allowing only eight hits, to get credit for the victory. Lee Stanton blasted the first homer of the season for California with one out in the 10th inning Saturday to give the Angels a 4-3 victory over the White Sox. Andy Hassler went the distance for the Angels to notch his first win of the season and his fourth in a row dating back to last season. Wilbur Wood was the loser. Morgan Defends Choice LOS ANGELES (UPI) UCLA athletic director J.D. Morgan revealed Saturday that Louisville coach Denny Crum, a former chief assistant and player under John Wooden, w.as considered as Wooden's successor. Morgan named Gene Bartow, 44, to succeed Wooden April 2 two days after Crum, the head coach at Louisville for the past four seasons, had said he was going to stay in Kentucky to honor the final four years of his five-year contract. Bartow asked for and was granted permission by Illinois to get out of the final four years of his five-year pact. He was at Illinois one season after coaching four years at Memphis State. "Every outstanding basketball coach in the country was considered and that includes Denny Crum," Morgan said. "I want to point out there was a lot of coaches who weren't interested in following John Wooden with a 10-foot pole. "And there were some others who weren't available to come if they had wanted to. "The deciding factor in picking Bartow was simple. He was the best man for the UCLA job. He has all the right attributes. He's a whole man, a complete man. He's an excellent teacher, very intelligent and has good relationships with players, faculty, fans, coaches in his own department and coaches in his own field." Morgan denied that he had had negative feelings about the hiring of Bartow. The 64-year- old Wooden retired after coaching UCLA to 10 national championships in a dozen years. "I haven't heard any," the Bruins' athletic director said. "In fact, there hasn't been one person who has come up to me and said he was disappointed in my decision. It's been just the opposite. Everyone seems happy about it. "Look, Gene Bartow is a man who only three years ago was picked as Coach of the Year. And not by the media but by his peers. "He has been a big winner his entire career. I know the circumstances the past season at Illinois but I really don't want to talk about them. Gene was a helpless victim of a bad situation he didn't create. "I suspect some negative reaction would be inevitable to anyone you pick to replace John Wooden. It's impossible to pick another John Wooden because there isn't another John Wooden." CATCHER MIKE MOSS of BYU eyes a runner on the bases after forcing out Wyoming's Doug Price during a rally In Friday's doubleheader. Moss had six hits In eight tries as the Cougars won three games from the Cowboys to remain unbeaten In conference games. BYU travels to Utah Tuesday and Colorado State this weekend. Cougars Sweep 3-Game Series Over Wyoming; Hold Big Lead ByMlKETWITTY Herald Sports Writer Fortunately for the baseball teams at Colorado State, Wyoming and Utah, the second place teams in each division of the Western Athletic Conference advance to post-season play this year. With the season less than one third over, one of those three coaches is calling the chase for first place all over. Wyoming's Jim Jones is already labeling Brigham Young as the championship club in the Northern Division for the ninth straight year. "You've got it won," Jones told BYU's Glen Tuckett after the Cougars defeated the Cowboys, 12-5, Saturday afternoon to complete a three-game home sweep over Wyoming. On Friday BYU won by scores of 1-0 and 5-4 and the three victories push the Cougars' unbeaten streak to seven games and leaves BYU with a 5-0 conference record. Colorado State, which split a Friday doubleheader at Utah, is in second place at 3-2 with Utah third at 1-3 and the Cowboys fourth at 1-5. The Rams have won their three games on the road and now have an extra home game since Saturday's contest at Utah was postponed because of high winds. So the two teams will play two doubleheaders in Fort Collins. "Although CSU is still a threat for first place, I can't put them in the same category as BYU," said Coach Jones, whose team has played both front-runners. "The Rams have some good hitting but they aren't the club BYU is," The Cougars can prove Jones' theory correct with four WAC games scheduled this week. At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday the Cougars now 11-13 overall travel to Utah (6-8) for a single game and go to Fort Collins for a three-game weekend series. There will be a Friday doubleheader and a Saturday single game against CSU (7-9) and the Courgars will play Northern Colorado, the defending District Seven champion, the following Monday in Greeley. Wyoming (12-13) has a three-game series at Utah on Friday and Saturday and the Cowboys need "to show some character," according to Coach Jones. "We are not a good hitting team," says Jones. "So we need to get top pitching and defensive performances to win." The pitching failed in Saturday's game as BYU pounded out 16 hits including two home runs by Springville's Mike Elmer and two hits each by Ron Hill, Steve Pollock and Mike Moss. Moss was six for eight in two games and the Cougars' other catcher, Jeff Bills, went one for three. Reserves Nick Rudelich and Greg Hatch contributed Saturday — Rudelich with a run batted in and Hatch with some smooth fielding. Designated hitter Mark Romney was four for seven and drove in a couple of runs. He had the only RBI in Friday's 1-0 victory. It came on a single in the second inning to drive in Brad Hawkins, who had singled. The cold and windy day robbed the Cougars of another run in the sixth when Doug Coon hammered a ball deep to left field but it stayed in play. One run was good enough for Rob Millsop as the Cougars accomplished their first shutout of the season. Wyoming had a serious threat in the fourth when Mike Mading tripled to lead off the inning but the" tying run was cut down on a perfect throw from Dave Held in right field to complete a double play. Dave Nelson hurled nine innings in Friday's second game. He allowed three walks to force in a run in the second inning but was in command until the ninth when a couple of errors and a pinch-hit double by Mike Lusardi gave the Pokes three runs to make the final score close. BYU picked up two runs in the second on hits by Heid, Romney, Moss and Vance Law and one in the seventh on doubles by Pollock and Coon. The winning runs were charged to starter Skip Person, who allowed a single by Romney, a double by Moss and walked Law intentionally. Reliever Jerry Orr then walked Hill and Elmer to force in the winning runs. Saturday, Jack Morris got a third straight complete game for the Cougars with 15 strikeouts. He allowed a run on a wild pitch in the fourth and a couple of errors in the sixth contributed to unearned runs. By the time Morris allowed a pair of tallies in the seventh, BYU had a comfortable 10-5 lead. Elmer's homer in the first and two-run blast in the fourth accounted for three runs and BYU scored four times in the second on a double by Moss, a triple by Law, singles by Hill and Elmer, pitches which hit Pollock and Coon and a sacrifice fly by Heid. Moss scored on a triple by Hill in the fourth and Hawkins crossed the plate in the fifth after doubling and being knocked in by Rudelich's single. Singles by Hill and Pollock produced a run in the sixth and Pollock's single, a double by Coon, a hit batsman (Heid) and a double steal gave BYU its final two runs in the eighth. The Cougars outhit the Pokes, 36-17, in the series and picked up lots of extra bases as hitters connected with runners moving. There are still 13 league games scheduled for the Cougars and, except for an occasional fielding miscue, all the starters are playing well enough that it shouldn't be long before BYU can withdraw from the race for second. WYOMING (0) Angelini. ss Mading. rf Carra. Ib B. Ewing, cf Price, pr Ridgley, dh J. Ewing, If Lusardi, ph Scherger, 2b Colbert, c Dunivent, 3b Koch, p Totals BYU (1) Law, ss Hill, 2b Elmer, If Pollock, Ib Coon, 3b Hawkins, cf Held, rf M. Romney, dh Bills, c Mlllsop, p Totali AB R H RBI 3000 3020 3000 3010 0000 2010 2000 ASU Sweeps Twin Bill With UTEP ELPASO, Tex. (UPI) Arizona State's Sun Devils blasted UTEP pitchers for 35 hits and 30 runs in sweeping a doubleheader in Western Athletic Conference Southern Division action Saturday. The Devils, behind the pitching of Greg Cochran, blanked the Miners, 12-4), in the opener and captured the nightcap, 18-6. In the opener, Cochran held the Miners to two hits for the game and gave up no walks in stretching his record to 9-0. ASU scored four runs in the first inning and added three more in the fourth and sixth innings plus single runs in the thirdand fifth as the Miners were never in the game. Outfielder Ken Phdp»accoun- ted for three runs while going three for four from the plate. One of his hits was a solo homer in the third Roy Stringer absorbed the loss for the Miners. In the nightcap, the Sun Devils had to battle from behind as the Miners took an early 2-1 lead. But Ken Landreau blasted a solo homer in the top of the third to break a 2-2 tie. The following inning the Devils erupted for seven runs to decide that one. In all ASU collected 20 hits in the second ball game, with every Devil batter hitting safely. Tom Van Der Meesche was the winner and is now 6-2 on the year while George Landreth was the loser. Overall Arizona State is now 406 and 6-0 in the WAC while the Miners are 15-17 and 0-6. 000 0 1 0 000 0 0 0 0000 23 0 5 0 AB R H RBI 3000 2010 3010 2000 3010 3110 3020 3021 3010 0000 25 1 I 1 Wyoming 000 000 0 0-5-0 BYU 010 000 X 1-1-1 E-Hill. DP-BYU 2, Wyoming 1. LOB- BYU 8, Wyoming 3. SB-Hill. 2B-B. Ewing, M. Romney. 3B-Madlng. IP AB H R ER KB SO Koch (L, 3-1) 6 29 9 1 1 1 1 Mlllsop (W, 2-4) 7 23 5 0 0 1 4 U-BusIco, Moore. T-l:15. Tri-City Hosts Golf Tourney The first major golf tournament of the year in Utah County will be held this next weekend at the Tri-City Golf Course in American Fork. The tournament, the Sizzler Family Steak House Open and Pro-Arn, will bring some of the areas best professionals and top amateurs together for the first time this year. The Pro-Am event will be Friday, Apr. 18. and the 36-hole open tournament will be Saturday and Sunday. Tom Storey of Las Vegas is the defending champion, but it is not known whether he will be here to defend his title. Last year he shot 71-73-144 for the win over the par 72 layout. The Pro-Am format will have one professional teaming with three amateurs in a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The scoring will be the two low net best balls in the foursome. Full handicap will be allowed through 18 handicappers. A buffet dinner will be served by Sizzler Family Steak House immediately after the Pro-Am. The amateur portion of the tournament will have a gross-net format with the ten low gross scores and 12 low net scores sharing the prize money. Jimmy Thompson is the pro at Tri-City and will accept entries in the tournament. The amateur entries are $15 for the Pro-Am and $20 for the tournament. WYOMING (4) Angelini, ss Mading, If Carra, Ib B. Ewing, cf Ridgley, dh Price, rf Scherger, 2b Colbert, c Dunivent, 3b Lusardi, ph Person, p Orr, p Bumgardner, p Totali BYU (5) Law, ss Hill, 2b Elmer, If Pollock.lb Coon, 3b K. Nelson 3b Hawkins, cf Held, rf M. Romney, dh Moss, c D. Nelson, p Totali AB R 5 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 1 0 0 0 33 AB R 4 3 4 4 4 0 4 4 4 4 0 35 H 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 H 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 5 RBI 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 RBI 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 1 0 0 11 8 Bullets Down Braves BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) -Phil Chenier and Elvin Hayes sparked a Washington comeback that gave the Bullets a 120106 victory over the Buffalo Braves Saturday night and squared their National Basketball Association Eastern Conference semi-final series at one game each. Hayes scored 34 points, 11 in the final quarter, and Chenier tallied 23,11 of them in the third period when the Bullets moved from a two-point halftime lead to take command at 84-75. The Bullets got a dazzling game from burly center Wes Unseld, who scored 17 points and grabbed 25 rebounds. Hayes chipped in with 16 retrieves. Washington's other back court starter, Kevin Porter, had 18 points after a slow start and coach K.C. Jones' team got 12 points apiece from Nick Weatn- erspoon and James Jones. WASHINGTON' (120) Kiordan 2 0-1 4. llayes 14 6-8 34. I'nseld 7 3-5 17, Porter 5 ^8 18, Chenier 10 W 23. Robinson 0 0-0 0. Weathcrspoon 5 2-2 12, Jones 6 00 12. Kowlko 0 0-0 0. Totals: 49 22-28 120. BUFFALO (106) McMillian 4 00 8. Heard 4 00 8, McAdoo 14 8-13 36, Smith 8 00 16, Charles 7 4-5 18, Marin 6 5-6 17, Winfield 0 00 0. Washington 0 00 0. SchJueter 1 13 3. Weiss 0 0-0 0. Totals: 44 18-27 106. Washington 28 32 Z4 3S-I20 Buffalo 29 2917 31-101 Total fouls: Washington 20, Buffalo 24 Technicals: Buffalo, Coach Ramsay A: 17,189. Wyoming 010 000 003 44-! BYU 020 000 12X 5-11-2 E-Hawklns, Elmer, Carra. Scherger, DP-BYU 1. Wyoming 1. LOB-BYU 11, Wyoming 6. 2B-Lusardl, Pollock, Coon, M. Romney, Moss. IP AB H R ER BB SO Person (L, 0-2) 7 1/3 34 11 5 5 2 1 Orr 0000020 Bumgardner 2/3 100000 D. Nelson (W, 4-3) 9 33 6 4 1 4 4 HP-Pollock (by Person). U-Moore, Buslco. T-l:58. WYOMING (S) AB R H RBI Price, rf 3000 J. Ewing, rf Mading, If Carra, Ib B. Ewing, cf Ridgley, dh Angelini, ss Scherger, 2b Colberg, c Harris, c Dunivent, 3b Green, p Lusardi, p Bumgardner, p Totals BYU (W Law, ss Hatch, ss Hill, 2b Elmer, If Pollock, Ib Coon, 3b Hawkins, cf Heid, rf M. Romney, dh Rudelich, dh Moss, c Morris, p Totals. Wyoming BYU E-Scherger, Held, Pollock, Mos. LOB • BYU 9, Wyoming 6. SB-Moss, Heid, Coon, Angelini. SF-Held. 2B-Carra, B. Ewing, Coon, Hawkins, Moss. 3B-Uw, Hill. HR- Elmer 2. IP AB H R ER BB SO Green (L, 3-3) 2 1/3 12 6 5 4 0 1 Lusardi 4 20 8 5 5 1 4 Bimgardner 12/3722202 Morris (W, 4-2) 9 35 6 5 3 3 15 HP-Pollock (by Green), Coon (by Green), Heid (by Bumgardner). WP- Morris. PB-Colbert 2. T-2:» U-Bero Gust. ' 39 000 2 5 4 4 4 3 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 35 AB R 4 1 4 5 4 4 5 3 2 3 4 0 12 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 H 1 0 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 16 102 200 104 311 02X 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 RBI 1 1 0 0 2 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 11 5-6-1 12-16-3 Arizona Tops Lobos ALBUQUERQUE (UPI) Catcher Ron Hassey singled home Mike Gatlin with the winning run in the eighth inning Saturday to lead Arizona to a 2 to 1 win over New Mexico in the first half of a Western Athletic. Conference doubleheader. The second game" was postponed because of rain and hail. It will be played Sunday. Arizona, rated No. 5 in the country, improved its record to 3M and 5-0 in the WAC with its second straight win over the Lobos. New Mexico is now 19-14 overall and 0-5 in the league. The Wildcats took a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an unearned tally then scored the winning run in the eighth inning. Gatlin hit a two out single, stole second and scored on Hassey 'a single. New Mexico had a chance to win the game in the ninth inning, but the rally ended when Mike Delmonico hit into a line drive double play. Lloyd Thompson opened the ninth with a single and Don Junick was safe on an error. First baseman Mike Pettenuzo then singled Thompson home and Jan South sacrificed the runners up. Delmonico then hit into the game ending double play with a line drive to second baseman Pat O'Sullivan. Gerulitas Upsets Laver ST. LOUIS, MO (UPI) Fourth-seeded vitas Gerulitas stopped Rod Layer's Blue Group winning streak at 23 matches Saturday night, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, to advance to Sunday's finals of the $60,000 St. Louis Tennis Classic. Gerulitas, 20, the youngest player on the Blue Group Tour, will meet Roscoe Tanner for the top singles prize of $12,000 Sunday in a nationally-televised match. Tanner, the No. 2-seed, defeated Brian Gottfried 6-2, 7-6 earlier in the day. Gerulitas said beating "Rocket" Rod Laver "was like beating a legend. I didn't think I could hold my rachet for that last point." Utes, CSU Postponed SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) The Western Athletic Conference baseball game between Colorado State and host Utah was cancelled Saturday afternoon because of high winds. Utah coach Tom Kilgore said the game will be made up next month when the Utes play at Fort Collins, Colo. The two teams had split a doubleheader Friday, each squad winning one game by a score of 3-2.

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