The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 14, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 14, 1954
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 1954 Big Test Tonight For The Hurricane Kiwanis Cuffs Lions Club Nine By 13-3 Score Winners Show Power as They Rap Out Four Homers By J. P. FRIEND Unleashing ar> 11-hit bombardment, including four home runs, the powerful Kiwanis buried the Lions Club, 13-3, in their second Little League meeting of 'the season yesterday. Given an off day from his pitching chores, Big Jimmy Bruce celebrated the occasion by blasting two of the four masters and a single to improve his league leading mace mark. The hard hitting youngster now has collected 15 hits in 20 times at bat for an amazing .750. His pal and other half of the 1-2 attack, Don Stallings, kept up his end of the deal by pasting one for all the bases in one swoosh, plus a double, while little J. L. Austin, who continues to improve with every performance, also had a 2-2 plate card, including another four roaster. Little Gene Webb also bagged two hits, both singles. Billy Jones/ the high-priced youngster who was the object of most coaches in the pre-season bidding, got his first chance to hurl and did all right. "While fanning only the last batter to end the massacre, the wiry little youth held the ex-champs to six hits, two of them doubles by Jimmy Killett. and blanked them. until the sixth when they broke loose with three safeties and as many runs. Pitchers Get Lumps Billy Nelson, good natured Lions chunker. was no puzzle to the Kiwanis. He was the object of their affection for seven runs in the two innings he toiled. His successor, Frank (Two Gun) Alford, was treated with the same roughness, surrendering the last six tallies. Things started popping early and It was Bruce who lighted the spark with a first frame one bagger with two away in the first. Gary Ge-i string fumbled Stallings' grounder and Jerry (Muggsy) Palsgrove wa hit by a pitched ball to fill the sacks. Webb singled in Bruce. A pass to John McDowell accounted for Stallings. Bruce's first home run was a most timely blow. It found Bob Hallman, Nathan Austin and Jonei camped on the. paths. "The Cat' followed with his circuit swat to rack up five runs in a hurry Another Homer Alford took over the hill to start the third and retired the side in order, only to have Bruce tag another for the maximum distance to start the fourth. J. L. Austin's infield_ tap, a trio of fielder's choices, Jones' double, a walk to Bruce and Stallings' two- bagger netted four more in the fifth. Austin wound up the Kixvanis scoring with his Ruthian clout in the final turn at the plate. The impotent Lions didn't have much to roar about until the last chance turned up. Bobby Jacques singled, Killett doubled him in. Carson walked. Danny Morris singled to right only to be thrown out at first as Killett came in. Lewis Mathis drove in Carson. KIWANIS | AS E H PO A N. Austin, cf '.4 2ioo! Thaxton, If 0 0 0 0 0 i Jones, p 3 2 1 0 Bruce, Ib 3 4 3 10 0 Stallings. ss 4 2 2 0 1 Palsgrove, 2b 3 0 0 4 Webb. 3b 4 o 2 1 McDowell, rf i i o ] o J. L. Austin, rf .. 2 0 2 0 1 Seay, c 4 o 0 2 0 Hallman, If-cf ... 4 2 0 0 l 32 13 11 18 LIONS CLUB AB R H Alford, rf-p 3 0 0 Raspberry, ib ... 3 0 l Hill, cf 3 0 0 Jacques, 3b 3 l i Killett, ss 3 l 2 Gestring, 2b 2 0 0 Carson, 2b o 1 0 Smythe, If i o o Morris, If i o Q Mathis, c 3 o 1 Nelson, p-rf i o 1 Graham, rf i o 0 Dunham, rf i o 0 25 3 6 Summary: Runs batted in—Bruce 5, Jones, Stallings, Webb, McDowell, KUlett, Morns, Mathis. Two base hits — Stallings. Killett 2, Jones. Home runs — Bruce 2, Stallings. J. L. Austin. Stolen bases — Jacques. Base on balls — off Nelson 2, Alford 1. Strikeouts — Nelson 3, Jones 1. Innings pitched — Nelson 2, with six hits, seven runs- Alford, 4 with 5 hits, 6 runs. Loser — Nelson. Umpires - Jimmy Kittany, Maurice Sanders, Sonny Stiles. His Fight With Valdes On TV Tonight NEW YORK (AP) — If Hurricane Tommy Jackson ever is going to rate a title shot at heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano, tonight should te" the story. The Hurricane, a restless 2! year Negro from New York boxes Nino Valdes, the Cubar giant, in an important 10 ! round heavyweight bout a i Madison Square Garden. The match will be carried or network (CBS) television at 10 pjn EDT. Valdes No. 2 Valdes, at 6 feet 3 and 207 pounds is ranked No. 2 among Marciano' cntenders, right behind Ezzars Charles although, he beat Charle last year at Miami. Despite the high ranking, Jackson, the No. 5 boy, is favored. Marciano is expected to giv Charles a rematch in September provided his eye cuts heal properly If anything goes wrong with that match, tonight's winner would be ready to step in. A 1955 bout would be another possibility. Coming Back The Hurricane stirs up the fans more than any other new heavyweight has done in years. Either you think he is sensational or you think he can't nght a lick. The raves that followed his victories over Rex Layne, Clarence Henry and Dan Bucceroni turned to jeers when he was deflated by "spoiler" Jimmy Slade April 26. He regained some lost ground May 28 by stopping Charley Norkus in the Garden. His record is 17-2-1 for 20 starts and Valdes' 30-8-2 for 40 pro bouts. The 29-year-old Cuban has won eight in a row, forcing the veteran Karel Sys to call quits in his last bout at Brussels May 22. He lost ground, however, in his last New York appearance, a lackluster decision over-James J, Parker. Baseball Standing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Ferrell Scores an Ace BURLINGTON, N. a (£>—Wes Ferrell, former major league pitcher, shot a hole-in-one on the Almance Country Club course here. It was a drive of 162 yeards. Ferrell, who hurled for 15 years in the majors leagues, also scored an ace in baseball. In 1931 he pitched a no-hit no-run game for Cleveland against the St. Louis Browns. Cleveland New York Chicago 54 Detroit 35 Washington 32 Boston 31 Philadelphia ... 30 Baltimore 31 W W L . 56 27 ..56 28 31 44 47 48 49 51 pet .675 .667 .635 .443 .405 .392 .380 .378 NATIONAL LEAGUE W L Pet New York . Brooklyn ... Philadelphia Milwaukee . Cincinnati .. St. Louis o/ 51 40 11 41 40 Chicago 29 Pittsburgh 27 27 32 37 41 42 42 -50 55 .679 .614 .519 .500 .494 .488 .367 .329 GB 3 19 22 23 24 GB 13 Vi 15 15 \'-> 16 25 ^ 29" Sports Roundup— It Looks Like Yankees, Giants By GAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — Now It's back to the mines for our baseball heroes, with all the big questions still to be answered before they choose up sides for the World Series next fall. Are the Yankees, working on a nine-game winning streak when they broke off for the All-Star Game, at last making the major move which will send them winging toward their sixth straight championship? Their opponents fear so. Can the Giants maintain their dizzy pace of the past month, which included six straight over Brooklyn, and sail steadily on through the hot months to an almost uncontested National League flag? Barring serious injury to one or more of their key players, there is strong opinion tnat Leo Durocher's club can do just that. j Age or Slump? Has age suddenly caught up with uenver units | the Dodgers in general and Jackie [ to be considered. A year ago at this ] Robinson in particular, or has the | club merely been caught in a slump ' which may lift any day now and transform it again into the almost unbeatable team yhat clinched the flag on Sept. 12 last season? Getting back to the first one, the only possible reply has to be a reluctant yes. The nation's fans for the most part are terribly tired of seeing the Yankees win year after year. So are seven other clubs in the American League. But there appears to be nothing anybody can do about it. Good Outfit There is no obvious reason why the Giants should nof maintain their present pace, or something approximating same, if they keep away from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The club has enjoyed some luck, true, in pulling a lot of games from the fire in the late innings, but that is accepted as the hallmark of a good, sound "outfit, which the Giants are. In assessing the Dodgers' chances, there are some interesting figures j the pennant earlier than any other team in National League history, had won 52 games and lost 31. Its standing today was 51-32, or a difference of only one game. One Good Team That does not seem to indicate that the team managed by freshman Walt Alston has exactly come Holland Holds Little Loop Lead HOLLAND — Lead in the Little League of southern Pemiscot County was retained by Holland last night when the locals took an easy decision from Cooter. Robin Depriest was the winning pitcher and was aided by the spar- j kling play of Witt Smith, Jr., at shortstop. The league is made up of Holland, Cooter, Braggadocio and two teams from Steele. apart. All the present standing indicates, actually, is that the Dodgers have one outstanding team arrayed against them this time, the Giants, whereas last year they had to beat only one good club, Milwaukee, while fattening up on the weak sisters. Hot Springs Lad Links Champ FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (.•?)—A 17- year-old Hot Springs youth copped the state Junior Chamber of Commerce golf title here yesterday with a 67-79-146 for 36 holes. Jerry Breckenridge won the championship at the Fayetteville Country Club and the right to enter the National Jaycee tournament Aug. 16-21 at Albuquerque, N. M. Three other low-shooting golfers of the 34 who were entered here will attend the national tourney. They are: Joe Brown of Monticello, 73-77-150: Richard Crawford of El Dorado, 79-73-152; and Wayne Windie of Texarkana, 74-80-154. lay Begins SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION W L Pet. GB 38 .596 — Atlanta 56 New Orleans ... 57 39 .594 Birmingham ... 52 43 .547 Chattanooga ... 51 44 .537 Memphis 43 50 .462 Mobile 41 55 .427 Little Rock 40 12 % 16 16 Nashville 37 53 .411 17 Yesterday's Results Mobile 10-0, Atlanta 4-5 New Orleans 25, Birmingham 12 Little Rock 3, Chattanooga 0 Memphis 11, Nashville 6 Games Today Mobile at Atlanta New Orleans at Birmingham (2) Little Rock at Chattanooga Memphis at Nashville MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL American Association Louisville 7-8, Charleston 1-0 Kansas City 6, St. Paul 5 Columbus 5, Toledo 2 Indianapolis 5, Minneapolis 4 (10 innings) Texas League San Antonio 9-6, Houston 6-4 Oklahoma City 3, Dallas 2 Shreveport 8, Beaumont 7- Fort Worth 13, Tulsa 5 Western Leajrue Lincoln 4, Sioux City 2 Colorado Springs 9-7, Pueblo 8-13 Des Moines 8, Omaha 6 Only games scheduled ON FLY — Rev. <Bob Richards really takes off after vaulting 15 feet. (NEA) Ciimb PORT OF SPAIN. Trinidad W — The United States begins the annual long climb to the Challenge Round of the Davis Cup today when it meets the British West Indies in a first-round American zone match. Hamilton Richardson of Baton Rouge, La., has been given the first singles test against Geoff Inglefield. while Straight Clark of Pasadena, Calif., will meet Ralph Legall. The other member of the American team is Hal Burrows of Charlottesville, Va. ' DENVER L¥i — Sixty-four golfers begin fighting par and tension today in the 18-hole championship flight of the 51st Trans-Mississipp'i golf tournament. Lt. Joe Conrad of San Marcos Tex., Air Force Base, the defending champion, fired two 69s in practice rounds. Regarded as the chief threat, to Conrad in his bid for a second straight title is Ernie Vossler, 25- year-old Fort Worth, Tex., plumber who took medalist honors with a brilliant 6-under-par 65 over the sun-baked Cherry Hills Country Club Course Tuesday. Publsnx Play Progresses DALLAS (.?)—The gruelling double round starts today in the National Public Links Golf Tournament. There's no outstanding favorite but a lot of eyes are cocked on young Hal McComrnas, Larry Robertson, Jimmy Wilbert and Rodnev Fun seth. McCommas, the Southern Meth odist sophomore, and Funseth, the long hitter from Spokane, lead the younger players. Among the ma ture are Wilbert. 32-year-old from San Francisco, and Robertson, 38 year-old real estate man from Minneapolis. COTTON STATES LEAGUE Jim Beat Uncle Marv NEW YORK (.'P;— The Giants hol- lored "uncle" and lost the game. It happened when the Cubs were playing the Durochermen at the Polo Grounds. Jim Davis, Chicago rookie, was the winning pitcher, j His uncle, Marv Grissom, was the looser. The 10 - inning game was decided when Eddie Miksis hit his | first homer of the year. Miksis is related to neither. Michigan State's Bob Hoke, who has won two Big Ten titles and one N.C.A.A. wrestling championship, was awarded the 1954 Big Ten Medal for proficiency in scholarship and athletics. W L Pet. 11 Dorado 52 24 .684 >reenville 42 31 .575 Meridian 40 35 .533 lonroe 33 42 .440 >ine Bluff 31 40 .437 :ot Springs 24 50 .324 Games Today lot Springs at Greenville Monroe at Pine Bluff El Dorado at Meridian GB 8'.:, 11 '.-2 18 Hs 18 The brown francblln. or partridge, is a common game bird of India and Pakistan. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has received some of these birds for distribution in Arizona. Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethei- opia was one of the spectators at a recent game between the Yankees and the Senators at Yankee Stadium. Before taking" the job at Michigan State. Forcldy Anderson was basketball coach at Great Lakes, Drake and Bradley. Bruce Woodcock won the British Empire heavyweight title on July 17, 1945 by knocking out Jack London appropriately enough in London. 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