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Alton, Illinois
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Monday, July 8, 1968
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'.!• A '.- • &M3B&4 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH ••I d|fc dHBJi'ifBBUIiik *MKk 4BJ dk ohs whips JL Lakers in Final, 5-2 , pitching rich am diftth 4aflea, won the Third Annual -v firecracker Women Softball Tournament at Northside Park Sunday by beating the Alton Lakers ia the championship game. 5-2. The tnnianans swept through the 20-g^me, 11-team, five-day double eliminatioun tournament unbeaten. The Anchorettes made their debut Saturday morning by whipping Memphis, 8-0, came back thit night to down Milwaukee, 3-0, handed the Lakers a 7-2 defeat to reach the final game, then won the big one. Indianapolis' winning was not a surprise, but the Lakers reaching the title game was. They opened with a 7-4 win over Wood River Friday and came back with an 6-4 victory over Nashville, Tern., on Saturday night Sunday's play saw the Lakers bump into the Anchorettes in a battle of the tourney's only two unbeaten teams at that time. Indianapolis exploded for seven runs in the fourth inning to win it, 7-2. That relegated the Lakers into the losers' bracket where they had to beat Nashville again in a hard-earned eight inning contest, 7-6, to get another shot at Indianapolis. A new addition to the Laker team, pitcher Gail Carter, was as much responsible for the Lakers reaching the championship game as any player. She made her debut with them by beating Nashville Saturday nigtt, 8-4. She relieved in the Lakers' 7-2 loss to Indianapolis Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Carter relieved (third inning) Shirley Adleman again in the second Nashville-Lakers game on Sunday evening, the victory that sent Alton into the championship game. The game was a close one. It went eight innings before the Lakers emerged winners. Mrs. Carter's hitting was more of a factor in this one than hef pitch' ing. she collected three hits in four at bats, including a double, and scored one run. it was her last hit that was the big one. It was a long smash to right center that drove in star T.*avis With the winning run in the bottom of the eighth with two ruts. She relieved again in the championship game, but by the time she made her appearance in the fifth inning when Indianapolis scored three runs, the datmge had been done. For her efforts, Mrs. Carter was selected the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, The Lakers got the jump in the championship game with a run in the top of the first inning. Irene Mezzano doubled and scored on Cherie Brauer's stogie. Indianapolis came back with two runs in its half of the inning. Two wild pitches by Adleman let in both runs. The Lakers tied it in the fourth inning. Brauer reached first on an error, went to second on a grounder and scored on Travis' single to left. Indianapolis wrapped it up in the fifth. Linda Lincoln tripled in one run, scored on Elsie Wulf's single and when the ball got by the Laker left fielder, Miss Wulf scored. Nashville was another surprise in the tourney. The Sport- ettes were minus three of their regulars, including Nera White, one of the finest players in the country. Still, the southerners fought back after losing to the Lakers on Saturday night Nashville was involved in t h e best game of the tourney on Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee. The game went nine innings before Nashville won it when first baseman Jo S h o r e raced home from second base on an infield out for the only run of the game. Seven games were played Sun- day and eight Saturday. Saturday's action did not wind tip tin' til 2 a.m Sunday when the final game, Indianapolis-Milwaukee, was played. Here's a complete rundown on the scores: WEDNESDAY Wood Biver 5, Kirkwood, Mo. 1 THURSDAY Kutis (St. Louis) 9, Collins- viile2 Manchester, Mo. 13, Decatur 10 FRIDAY Alton? Wood River 4 Kirkwood 14, CollinsviUe 0 SATURDAY Indianapolis 8, Memphis 0 Nashville 7, Kutis 5 (8) Milwaukee 2, Manchester 0 Decatur 8, Wood River 4 Memphis 7, Kutis 6 (8) Manchpster II, Kirkwood S Alton 8, Nashville 4 Indianapolis 3, Milwaukee 0 SUNDAY Memphis 3, Decatur 1 NashviMe 4, Manchester 0 Milwaukee 7, Memphis 2 Indianapolis 7, Alton 2 Nashville l, Milwaukee 0 (9) Alton 7, Nashville 6 (8) Indianapolis 5, Alton 2 (championship) In the annual ceremony to select Miss Firecracker, Lea Follis, second baseman for the Lakers, was crowned queen of the 1968 tournament. The Mary Lou Kelly memorial trophy, for the best manager in the tournament, went to Judy Coble of Nashville. She also received a trophy tor getting the most hits in the tourney—9. Mezzam I Harris 3 Adlemaa > Braver 3 Short* 3 Fouls 3 Travis 3 Heimkamp 2 Savior I Evans I Carter 1 1 Burrello 0 Tiffany 0 Lincoln 1 Wulf 0 Haynet 0 Allen 1 Wlckham 3 « Nlssley 2 a Fisher 3 0 Totals Innings LAKERS IND'POLIS M3S Totals 2* 1 23 4587R.B E. 1 • 0 I 0 e 0-4 HAPPY FACES—Gail Garter (white shorts) holds the trophy awarded to her as the Most Valuable Player in the women's softball tournament at Nortfaslde Park. She was a pitcher with the Alton Lakers. Standing with her hand on Mrs. Carter's left shoulder is Lorraine Burke, manager of the Lakers. Flanking Mrs. Carter on the other side is Barb Shurte. Nicklaus Favored in Scotland CARNOUSWE, Scotland (AP) — Jack Nicklaus, 28-year-old Golden Bear from Columbus, Ohio, and 4-1 favorite to win the 1068 British open golf championship, calculated today be ought to clock Carnoustie's fearsome course this time better than Optimists Top Betkalto, 10-1 BETOALTO - The Alton Optimists defeated Bethalto in a Haoouptn County Kboury league baseball game here Sun- uftV 10*1 The vtctory kept Alton In lace with a 7-0 league , For foe BWfioo, Alton IB Iran, Hagea WM tbe winning a* b* gave up Ju*t on* when be saw it before. "That time I clocked It in about 54 hours and 17 minutes," Nicklaus said with a wide grin. He was talking about the only time be has played this 7,252- yard, par-72 seaside layout regarded as perhaps the toughest golf test in the world. "I was making a film," Nick laus said. "That's all I remera- ber-the time it took." In fact when Nicklaus did that golf spectacle he needed a five- over-par 41 for the first nine holes. But the big blond belter, who says he's playing the best gci: of his life, is unlikely to repeat that performance in the 72-hole play starting Wednesday. Ben Hogan's record of 282 set In 1953 easily could be beaten by Nicldaj or 9111 Casper at 6-1 or even Boberto De Vlcenzo of Ar- out nJneand loner was Bob Diest, who relieved in the second inn- by fan Basden. Tbey gave lip 10 fairs. Spencejr B.uescher and Bandy ey 8Mb bad tbree hjts iJw tripled for Alton. '" . John •» Cordon QrMw not* tori. gentina, the defending champion. Why De Vicenzo is 14-1 is something of a mystery. Roberto, at 45, is playing better than ever but be strained his wrist a bit Sunday and was unhappy about it. Still, be has the length to whip this monster of course. In addition, be has the determination. The big American challenge still held the bookmakers' far JUL* 8, MM Liston Beats i. - • •« • • • ' ,, • \ i.-rv «' ;' •, . " • • ' ' • Foe in Seventh 8AM IHANC1SCO (AP) The next tlifle Henry Clark goes talking the Big Bear, he's gong to ft armed with mere am- iunition< "I'm going to take a week's vacation and then train twice as ardV' said the 2S*year-old Is after the Bear, sonny Lis- u .. etopped him Saturday at tit of the seventh round in a ationaliy televised bout scheduled for 10. "I just couldn't get going and wasn't strong enough," added Clark, "But t think I can beat Urn," OOPS! — Elsie Waif ducks away from a throw by the catcher as she crosses the plate on a wild pitch in the first inning to give Indianapolis a 2-1 lead in the championship game against Alton. Taking the throw is pitcher Shirley Adleman. !the batter ducking low is Bosie Allen. rugged Liston, who was pro when Clark was only 8, won his seventh straight-all by tnockouts—since he lost to Gas- ius Clay for the second time three years ago. The former heavyweight champion, an Inch shorter than Clark, was four pounds heavier at 219 and made good use of his •inch reach advantgae. Re picked away at Clark with hard left jabs and short hooks. ..iston never backed away and cored reepatedly with counter punches aa Clark missed with PRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium AP) — Johan Attenberger of Vest Germany and his passenger was killed Sunday in a crash during the last lap of a sidecar race at the Belbian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which was won by Georg Auerbacher of Vest Germany. Attenberger was leading in the world championship standings. STOPPED SHORT—Catcher Brauer, of Alton, blocking the plate with her left foot, tags out Indianapolis' headfirst Bosie Allen in the fifth inning. GOLF CLINIC STARTHW JUIY 10* 6 PAR-UNO DRIVINO fUNOE Ptn Sfc * Hwriiflu Av* WdfldBlTM' 1968 QUEEN — Lea Follis, who plays second base for the Alton Lakers, was selected queen of the Lakers' Third Annual Women's Firecracker Softball Tournament, at Northside Park Saturday night. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Tacoma 4, Vancouver 1 Portland 4-7, Tulia 2-10 Hawaii 7, Indianapolis I Phoenix 2-2, Okla. City 0-1 Spokane 11, Seattle • Sao Plego ». Denver 19 LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) — Mike Hailwood of Britain was hospitalized with apparent mi nor injuries Sunday after suffer ing a spill during an uphill mo torcycle race near here. He is seven-time world champion. Putt Missed, Weiskopf Wins GRAND BLANC, Mich. (AP) — Tom Weiskopf describes golf as "a game of mistakes, whether they ocme early or late." PGA tour rookie Mike Hill's mistake came late and it cost lim a shot at the $125,000 Buick Open at Warwick Hills Sunday Hill missed a five-foot putt for par on the 18th green and Weiskopf backed Into the cham sionship. Both players were ted, eight strokes under par for :he tournament, when Hill's put slid by the hole on the left side "It was just a terrible putt,' said Hill, of nearby Jackson Mich. "-The minute I bit it knewl missed it." The bad hit cost Hill, younger brother of tour veteran Dave Hill, $10,000. That was the difference be tween Weiskopf's $25,000 first prize and the $15,000 that wen to Hill. Rod Horn, another tour rookie from Overland Park, Kan., fin ished third, two strokes behinc Weiskopfs eight-under.par win ning total of 280. wild b6lo punches. Liston jarred Clark to the sifcth, when Clark was warned fdr a low blow, fetid Staggered him in the seventh with a left uppercut and a long light At that point, Clark was dodging, but not fighting back. When referee Frankle Carter stopped the bout, he and judges Jack Downey and Jack Silver each had it H Liston, under the California scoring lyswrn which gives the winner of a round 1 or more points and the loser none. m Orf fife-It Apart HOLLYWOOD, Catif. Albert F&stef haft a clastic problem, Aft» *«rHtoi ufcafly two years in his yard building a 30-toot cabin cfttiser, Foster dH* covered the boat wouldn't fit out the driveway. "It looks Hk« about the only way we «*»»*£ out is to have a large tfftne lift it over the houac," he aald. • HMNXIOO * e«i«M> Motor Oil $100 3 QTS. . « I BAIR RELOADERS Thlt modal !i »h» medium Wtlght member el tti« Batr shotgun ihell reloader lamtly. H can produc* mort than 2BO «halli par hour. Special 3 station loading and built-in wad guide eliminate* «x- casilve handling. Full length east resizing! 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