Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on April 14, 1977 · Page 17
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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, April 13,1977 CSR Section 11 Page 1 Easter holiday tourney Rice wins no-hitter; Laurence is rolling By BBRNIE LYNCH Greg Blazek was in rare form, turning in the first no- hit game of. the young prep baseball season, as he pitched Brother Rice to a one-sided 16 to 0 win over Leo. They met yesterday on Crusaders' home diamond in an opening round game of the Easter Holiday-baseball tournament. Blazek, a former Little league standout at West Lawn, whiffed six batters and walked two batters. He was backed by flawless ball on the part of Ms Rice team mates. / " Centerfielder Jim Adducl banged out a pair of three- baggers and a single, accounting for four runs batted in. Second baseman'Bill Braonigan slammed out a two-run homer in the winning cause. Coach George Sedlacek will send his defending state champions against St. Ignatius this afternoon in the sec- · ond game of the semi-finals at 2 p.m. at St. Xavier college field. ' St. Laurence and Weber will collide in the opening game set for 11 a.m. The two winners will advance to the finals tomorrow. Coach Bob Fabrizio's Vikings reached the semi-finals by taking two games yesterday. Tom Brya allowed De LaSalle eight hits and recorded 14 strikeouts as he pitched St. Laurence to a 7 to 2 win over De LaSalle. X Bill Bertucci pitched all the Way for De LaSalle. The senior righthander struck out seven batters and walked one. Larry Powell and George Matyas accounted for the Meteor RBIs. Jim Hyerczyk slammed out two homers and a triple, driving in four runs, to paced St. Laurence's nine-hit attack. Mendel bowed to St. Laurence 7 to 4 in the second game yesterday. George Yerkes went the distance, yielding seven hits and had six strikeouts. Hyerczyk again was the batting star of the contest with a triple and two singles, driving in three runs. Tom Martinez had three hits and designated hitter Dan Grigg had a triple and a single. Weber gained th semis by beatiqg Loyola 4 to 1 on a one-hitter and stunned Quigley South 16 to 0 in the second game. In the highest scoring contest of the day, St. Ignatius outslugged St. Rita 19 to 12. Willie Barre had a 400-foot homer and a double. St. Laurence split a double header with Schurz, taking the opener 7 to 3 and dropped a 7 to 1 decision in the nightcap Monday. Shortstop Dave Bielawski had a perfect day at the plate with our straight hits and rightfielder Tom Martinez hit safely n his two official trips to the plate, including a homer. The Vikings will open their league season at home to Gordon Saturday. Gme is scheduled at l p.m. In exhibition games played Monday, Brother Rice swept two from Harold L. Richards, 4 to 0 and 14 to 3, and Quigley dropped a pair toCarl Sandburg by scores of 12 to 2 and 19 to 18. The second game went eight innings. St. Xavier wins in Dixie swing - ByKENPOOLE St. Xavier college on its annual swing through Dixie registered five victories from Friday through Monday, despite not having its Nos. one and two catchers, and the latest injury to hit the Cougars--designated hitter Jack Swider (Evergreen Park). ' Swider, who was hitting the baseball at a .360 clip in 22 games, received a hairline fracture of his forearm when he was hit by a pitched ball Sunday against Elmhurst college in Jack- sonveille, Ala. First string catcher Kurt Berg (Morgan Park High a^d of the Tomchaney Mote "ks) suffered a shoulder -.i-y before the season got '·-j-v/er way and has seen no action. He might have to undergo surgery, according to bead coach John Boles. Senior Gary Johnson stepped into the starting role behind the plate and was hitting over .300 when . he injured his knee. Swider, as was Johnson, was sent home on a plane to consult his family doctor. The starting shortstop, all- conference Jim Panozzo, is hobbling around on crutches in Alabama after he injured his knee in a collision at second base in a double- play situation. Now for the good news. Southpaw Jim Moriarty from Putnam County, HI. twirled another masterpiece on Sunday when he blanked Elmhurst 10-0. Moriarty scattered three basehits in his seven-inning chore on the mound. It was his second shutout in a row for the Cougars on their trek through the Deep in loses in opener Third baseman Frank Tallerico banged out three hits in four trips to the plate, including a single, double and homer, but it was not enough as Illinois Tech dropped an 11 to 4 decision to Northeastern yesterday. The game played on the latter's home diamond was the Chicagoland Collegiate conference opener for both squads. Keith Mallin went the first six innings and Ray Kernagis pitched the final two stanzas. Mallin took the loss. Kevin Genge had two triples for ITT. The loss left HT with a 10-5-1 record. The Techawks split a double header with Chicago , State on Saturday, winning the opener 7 to 4, and then dropped a 4 to 1 decision in the nightcap. John Ingrasek was the winner in the opening game. He went the distance, allowing the Cougars four hits. TaUerico had a double and a single, Gregg Burks allowed HT six hits as he pitched Chicago State to a split Coach Klein will take his IIT squad to face the Chicago Circle this afternoon, and will meet Pnrdoe-Calu- met in a double header on SAturday. Saturday. Chicago Slate travels to Joliel to face St. Francis college this afternoon and has a return game at home with the same team tomorrow at Toley park. South. Moriarty blanked'Georgia Southwestern a week ago yesterday with a one-hitter. In that game he went nine innings, with the only bit coming with two outs in the ninth. Moriarty struck out six and walked a pair. Mark Benson (St. Francis de Sales High school) had a homer and a double with four runs-batted-in for the Cougars in a 3 for 4 game at the plate. Benson through Monday was hitting a robust .430 for St. Xavier as the regular center fielder. Tim Flanagan (left fielder from St. Rita) had a two-run double and a single. Ted Pecora (Mendel, Homewood) and Don Pasierb (Bro. Rice) each had two-baggers in the game. It was in this game that Swider was injured. More good news: Bob Hussey (Bloom High school) pitched a shutout on Friday as St. Xavier belted Purdue Calumet on the tour 7-0. Hussey struck out a dozen in nine innings to move his record to 2-2 after a slow start Benson and Pasierb were 2 for 4 in the game. Swider, 2 for 5, and Tommy Malloy (Marist) ripped out two- baggers. Catcher Larry Locascio (Akron, Ohio), converted from being an outfielder, went 2 for 4 at the plate. "He's doing the job," said Boles about his new catcher. Kevin Clark (Morgan Park) was 2 for 3 for St Xavier, with a double and a pair of stolen bases. , Hussey, counted on by Boles to be his No. 3 pitcher when playoff time comes around, allowed only two basehits. On Saturday Mercer university edged the Cougars in Macon, Ga. 3-2 with Dave Rogers (Rich Central HS) taking the loss on an eight-hitter. Pecora was 2 for 4, Sal Rende (Eisenhower High school) was 2 for 3 and Locascio 2 for 3 in the loss in which the Cougars' bats got only seven singles. In the second game against Elmhurst Sunday Fred Morrone (Eisenhower) was the winning pitcher in relief in a slugfest that went to the Cougars 10-8. Starting pitcher was Billy Pickert (Marian Catholic). Tom Fazy (Bro. Rice, Evergreen Park) was credited with a save in relief. Morrone is 1-0 with two saves from the bullpen for Boles' travelling lads. Right fielder Clark went 2 for 3 with a triple, double and four RBIs. Malloy was 2 for 4 with three runs-batted-in. Benson was l for 2 with a double and Pasierb went 2 for 4 at the plate with a triple and a pair of RBIs. / On Monday St. Xavier played Jacksonville State university, a school with some 7,500 enrollment and a varsity baseball team that entered the game with a 30-3 won and loss record. St Xavier won in a slugfest, 14-13. Fazy weathered the storm of 15 Jacksonville ba- sehits to gain the win. The senior righthander is 4-1 for the season St. "Xavier rallied to score five runs in the 7th inning and to pull it out in the 8th with a pair of runs. The home team scored a run in the bottom of the 8th inning in the first game of a twin bill. When colleges play twin bills each game is seven innings. Single games go nine innings. The key blow in the ball- game for St Xavier was Benson's three-run homer in the 7th inning. He had four RBIs in the game. Pasierb also homered for the winners. His was a solo shot as he was 2 for 5 at the plate. Rende and Clark were 1 for 3 with an RBI each. Greg Slusarczyk (Marist), filling in for Panozzo at shortstop, was 2 for 3 at the plate with three runs- batted-in. Ed Koziol (De La Salle HS), sophomore righthan- der, twirled a nifty four-hitter in the nightcap as St. Xavier dealt the Jacksonville ballclub its second consecutive loss and only its fifth in 32 ballgames. Koziol went the route on a yield of one walk with three strikeouts. Flanagan launched a three-run homer that was the difference in the ballgame. He pulled a fast ball for a line drive that cleared the fance in left field at the 320 foot mark. " Pecora and Pasierb each had timely doubles in three at-bats. It was bombs away again with Malloy at bat. He rapped a solo homer and a double in three at- bats. Locascio rapped a two- bagger and Slusarczyk was 2 for 3 at the plate. St. Xavier is 16-6 overall this season, 3-0 in the Chi- cagoland Collegiate Athletic conference. On the tour the Cougars are 10-4. St. Xavier was due home to play before the home folks at 103rd and Central Park ave. on Sunday but the game against Milton college has been switched to Milton's Wisconsin campus. The next home game for the travel-weary Cougars will be Monday, April 18, against Illinois Benedictine of Lisle. They will conclude their trip with twin bills in Atlanta, Ga. against Mercer on Thursday and against Lipscomb college in Nashville, Term, on Friday. DeLisa named Andrews coach Jim DeLisa, a former all- Catholic league football star at Mendel Catholic High school, has been appointed as bead football coach at the new Andrews High school in Tinley Park. DeLisa, who played under Joe Magee, was graduated from Mendel in 19(5 and be went on to play at St Joseph college in Bensselaer, Ind. He has been an assistant coach at Sugg High for the past three seasons. He had previously assisted at Bremen High under Ed No- vak, who also played at Mendel. Andrews High is located at 171st st and 88th ave., Tinley Park. It will open next September and have a frosh-soph schedule, playing among other teams, members of the Catholic High school league. Crusader award winners Outstanding awspd winners at the Brother Rice senior athletic banquet held at the Lexington House are shown with Brother E. T. Hennessy, school principal, at left, and Wil- laza' Kellogg, athletic director who made the presentations. Trophies went to John Mitchell, most valuable member of the golf squad; BUI Olsen, MVP tennis; Jerry Tinley and Gregg O'Brien, soccer; Gene Payne, cross country; Larry Rnzich; football most valuable back; Pat Hogan, football most valuable lineman; Jim Fazekas, most valuable basketball; Rich Ward, most valuable swimmer; Jim Jnracka, hockey; John Zordani, most vain- able wrestler; Tom Scully, most improved wrestler; Ron Kotnla, most valuable water polo, and Rich Langert, most improved basketball player. Payne received the James P. Norwell scholar-athlete award. Bogan, Morgan Park, Curie nines unbeaten By BERNIE LYNCH The weatherman has finally relented, resulting in a full-scale of prep baseball action. The sunshinny weather brought out fans'who passed up the opportunity to witness the Chicago White Sox opening win. Coach Wayne McGee's surprise Bogan squad, who failed to record an exhibition win, made it three straight in league play by'turning back Gage Park 3 to l yesterday afternoon. Steve Schultz, junior righthander, scattered five hits and had four strikeouts to bis credit, as he pitched the Bengals to their win. Barry Kenis drove in Jim NOble with the first run in the sixth. With the score deadlocked at 1 to 1 in the seventh, Marty Roche reached second on a two-base error by the Gage outfielder, wbo misjudged a fly ball. He advanced to third on a passed ball. Ron Panico then followed with a* walk, stole second, and both runners scored on ground outs. Curie made it two straight in league with an easy 13 to 4 win over Kelly yesterday. Rick Roppolo scattered eight hits and posted nine strikeouts as he went the distance for the Condors, who got off to a fast start with a grand slam homer off the bat of Gerrard Wienski in the opening inning. Paul Segebrecbt continued his red-hot batting streak with 3-3, including a pair of doubles, and Tim Conroyd had a perfect day at the plate also with 2-2. Mike Ptaskowski was tagged with the pitching loss. He led his team in hitting with three for four. Morgan Park has a new baseball coach by the name of James Brown, but the Mustangs continue the winning habits. They made Calumet their second straight league victim 11 to 4 yesterday. Ron Reed homered in the third and Reggie King blasted a two-run scoring triple in the sixth when MP came Evergreen takes opener By SHARON DURKIN Evergreen Park pitcher Maureen Allen will have to wait for her first shutout--at least for awhile, anyway. The freshman sensation threw six scoreless innings, before surrendering two runs in the seventh in the Mustangs' 11-2 win over Oak Forest in both teams SICA East conference opener on Monday. The victory was Allen's second straight in three starts and the first-year player aided her own cause by batting in two runs. Mustang firstbaseman Sue Scatina ended the contest with five RBIs and teammate Ann Kilcullen went two for five with two runs batted in. "Every game we play we learn a little more," said Evergreen Park Coach Marilyn Wax. "What can 1 say? Everyone played well--infield and outfield. "We met the ball well." up with six runs to ice the issue. Will Hilliar went the first six innings and was the winning pitcher. Nick Lewkowski pitched the final inning. Nathan Hendrick and Lewkowski collaborated in pitching four-hit ball as the Mustangs won their league opener 15 to 1 over Harper on Monday. Bogan beat Kelly 10 to 4 on Monday behind Dan Marquardt's three-hitter. Ron Panico drove in two runs in the sixth with a triple. Dave Condreva, Roche, Noble and John James each had a pair of hits. Leo Regula was charged with the pitching loss as the Kellymen had their three-game win skein ended. Kevin O'Toole pitched Curie to a 5 to l win over Kennedy on Monday. He yielded only three hits, struck out four and walke'd two batters. Matt Nawrocki was tagged for eight hits while striking out 10 batters for the Crusaders. He accounted for his team's lone run, driving in Bill Power with a triple. Chris Hanlon made two sparkling plays at shortstop and Wienski made a leaping catch in left field to halt a Kennedy uprising in the sixth. Segebrecht had a two-run homer in the fifth for the Condors as they gained their fourth overall win against three defeats. Hubbard snapped a two-game losing streak with a 10 to 6 win over Lindblom yesterday at home. Kevin Brzezinski went the first five innings and got the win. Pat Payne helped to preserve the win with his two-inning relief chore. In other Public league action yesterday, Phillips trounced Englewood 11 to 1 in a game that went five innings, Hirsch won over Hyde Park 9 to 1, Bowen out- slugged Corliss 15 to 10, Tilden lost to King 6 to 3, and Kenwood beat Parker 11 to 4. Morgan Park will be after its third straight league qin this af win this afternoon against Julian at Oakdale park, Tilden is at home to Kenwood at Fuller park, Englewood plays at Dunbar, Calumet is at home to Carver at Brainard park, and Fenger meets Harper at Ogden park. The Mustangs of Morgan Park hook up with Fenger tomorrow at Fernwood park, while Calumet is entertaining Julian at Brainard park, and Harper plays Simeon at West Chatham park. 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