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10 · Northwait Arkanxu TIMES, Thuraday, April 25, 1974 1-AYKTTiVH.LI, ARKANSAS ' r Professional . Baseball ilBDiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiniiiiiuiiitniuiiiiiiiiiiiiiniuuii : National League East W I Pel. G Montreal 9 2 .818 -- Philaphia » 7 .563 2W St. Louis 10 8 .556 2V4 ''Chicago 6 7 .462 4 -Pittsburgh . 4 10 ,286 6V i'New York 3 11 .214 7 West .Los Angeles 12 5 .706 -Houston 11 8 .579 2 Cincinnati 9 7 .563 2 1 San Fran 9 8 .529 3 Atlanta 8 10 -444 4' San Diego 6 13 .316 7 Wednesday's Results -'Cincinnati 1, Chicago 0 'Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 3 Houston 9, St. Louis 4 " Sau Disgo 4, New York 3 r Los Angeles 6, Philadelphia 1 Montreal at San Francisco ppd., rain Thursday's Games - Montreal (McAnally 1-1) J San Francisco (Caldwell 3-1) Pittsburgh (Reuss 0-1) at Al lahla (Reed 3-1), N Philadelphia (Ruthven 1-0) a Los Angeles (John 4-0), N New York (Kuosman 2-0) a San Diego (Greif 1-3), N Only games scheduled GB .600 -.563 V .333 1 .529 1 .400 3 .357 3V. Wednesday's Results / Oakland 9, Cleveland 2 · ; New York 4, Kansas City 3 '·' Baltimore 4, California 3 - Detroit 8,- Minnesota 4 Texas 3, Boston 1 Chicago 7, Milwaukee 2 Thursday's Games Kansas City (Splittorff 1-1) al New York (Kline 2-1) Boston (Lee 2-1) at Texas (Bibby 3-2), N Only games scheduled Philadelphia 6, Los Angeles 1 Southland Gets Automatic Bid For Champion · JONESBORO -- The Southland Conference, of which Arkansas State University is a charter member, has been granted automatic qualification to the NCAA District VI baseball playoffs, effective imme diately. ·i.SLC commissioner.. Dick Oliver of Beaumont, Tex., was notified last month that the NCAA Baseball Committee had granted the automatic qualification. It means that the Southland Conference champion, each season, will automatically go into playoff competition with the winner of the Southwest Conference and an at l a r g e team selected by the committee. '""This is a red letter day for the Southland Con fere nee. "said Oliver. "It means we are gaining maturity and stature as a league and this will be a pig boost for us." ; The Southland Conference was formed in 1964 with five schools, hut only three of the Charter members remain. They Include ASU, Texas - Arlington and Lamar University. Three Louisiana schools, Louisiana Tech, Southwestern Louisiana and McNeese State have been added to the conference roles. "We are a young and growing Conference," said Oliver. "The finality of our athletic competition and t h e quality of our membership is impressivie. We ·Jo not have t h e automatic entree provided by tradition, ttut we are getting there. This automatic qualification in baseball is an example of that." '1 Three Southland Conference Schools are major in all sports, including football, and tha Others are major in all sports except football. Arkansas State expects to gain major status in football by 1975 and Louisiana Tech and McNeese are expected to follow by 1976. : Three Under Par j MADRID -- Roddy Carr of Ireland and Vicente Fernandez of Argentina shot three under- far 69s to share the first-round lead in the $45,000 Madrid Open :Coif Championship. Helms Becomes Hitting Hero Astros Romp Over St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) ·- "You can't be an eighth place batter and go up there looking for a certain pitch," the Houston As- :ros' Tommy Hdms asserted. To prove his point, Helms .ook his cuts Wednesday night and wound up a hitting hero in .he Astros' 9-4 romp past the St. Louis Cardinals. He collected three singles and a double while driving in four runs a n d afterward ?e L mcd amused by his lofty .360 batting average. "It you're too choosy you'll j be doad," noted the scrappy second baseman, who keyed an 11-hit Houston altack from the bottom of the order. "I've been considered a bad ball hitter anyway," he added. "You've got to have H certain amount of luck. Me. I'd rather be lucky than good," In a more serious vein, Helms conceded an adjustment last year in his batting style has made him a lustier hitter. "I started pulling the b a l l more," he said. "In the eighth spot I think you have a lot of disadvantages because you got walked in a lot of situations. "It's hard to keen from being anxious," observed Helms, who rocketed his average from a .316 level al which il stood before- the game. The batting spree by Helms was accompanied by bis two runs and another salvo in the attack, a home run hit by left- hander Dave Roberts, 3-2, who pitched 7% innings. After the Astros jumped on Cards starter Lynn McG'.othcn, 2-1, for two runs In Hie second, tho tall Roberts bolted « McGlothen curve over the right field wflll. "He wiis throwing 'he b a l l good," Roberts commented in sympathy for McGlothen. "He just made a couple of mis- lakes." Roberts' f i f t h career homer made it 4-0 Houston nnd tho Astros put it away two innings later on two walks, the Helms double and nn error for a 7-1 cushion. An abundance of hits included a single and home run by the Cards' Reggie Smith, who collected llireo runs balled In. And the teams' offensive flurry somewhat mystified Houston Manager Preston Gome?., who noted'"in the early part of Iho season the pitchers should bo ahead of the batters." Tho 32-year-old Helms, Gomez said, is "a good offensive ball player who knows how to play the hitters." "The more you play tho game tho rmarter you get," he noted. "He's a good clutch hitter with men on base. He's always n tough out." Pro Wrestling At Fairgrounds Scniidnr Akbur, tho wllclmmi of professional -wrestling, collides with h i g h l y rated Armun Hiisslcn on tho inuln event of Saturday night's wrest, ling card nl the Washington County Fairgrounds, ncll lime for the three hunt, eight man card is 8 p.m. The semi-final event pita the exciting lug team of Chief Thundercloud and Billy Whitecloud against the big duo of Gutign Din and KubTn Kahn. These four recently staged a stirring match on television and woi'o Quickly s!tftip! to their wiirfat'o on tho Fuyotlo- vllle milt, This nuilrli between two highly rntcd tenrm Is scheduled fur two (nil of Iliroo f u l l s wllli a forty-five inlimlo time limit, Draft Rights BOSTON (AP) -- Tho Huston Lobsters of tho new World Tennis Leagno imve acquired tho d r n f l rights lo Janet Nowborry from the BuHlmore Banners. Tho Lobsters nnnuuiiccd Wednesday they liRd acquired the rights lo Miss Newberry in exchange to llio rights to Paul Gerken and it high 10V4 draft choice. Miss Ncwherry recently was named lo the U.S. Federation Cup team. Porkers Work Without Pads On Wednesday A r k a n s a s Coach Frank Sroyles surprised his toolbar earn Wednesday by letting hem work without pads for the hird time this spring. "We didn't have m u c h en- husiasm in pads yesterday,' Broyles explained. "Nobody vante dto get hurt--they all vant to play in the Red-White game Saturday." The Razorbacks worked on lefense against the- Southern California passing game, and oncentrated offensively on the .ilays they'll use Saturday nlghl at Little Rock. Broyles said here would be a similar vorkout today, with added mphasis on the kicking game. Centers Richard LaFargue ind Sam Pope were singled out y Broyles for their blocking n the goal-line scrimmage "Tuesday. The Arkansas coach ,lso noted that the films con- irmed his earlier statement bout halfback Holland Fuchs: 'He blocked and ran well in is first scrimmage." The end of Wednesday's 'orkout saw a resumption of pirited contests between the Red and White teams. W h e n (either team could shout H-O-G-S" louder than the ther, all the players faced off t midfield for a mock gang ght. Red linebacker Billy Burns, -ho missed the first game with fever, chased off a bevy of fhite team adversaries while is teammate Muskie Harris irew a football at another nsuspecting group. No genuine licks were handed ut. There will be enough of lose Saturday night. Golfers Take Awards In NWAPro-Am G R E E N W O O D -- Jack orrells shot a 78 to lead his earn to a best ball of 62 and rst place in the pro-am golf jurnament at Vasche Grasse ountry Club Monday. The 60 golfers' who partici- ated in the third pro-am of le season in Northwest Arkanas were rewarded with bright unshine, following a weekend f rain. Ather members of the first- lace team were Gene Goforth, . Henry and Mike Phelps. oforth had an 82, Henry an 1 and Phelps an 87. Herman. Evans captained the econd-place team to a 64. vans shot an 83, Neal Winford ad an 84 and Neal Jones and ouis Clyma each had 91s. Two teams tied for third at . Emmett Lanahan headed ne with an 84 and David Ryles d the other with a 76. For anahan's team. Wayne Cable arded an 82, R, J. Evans a " and Sam Somner a 101. Lee est shot an 81, Buford Hand 97 and W. Williams for 99 r Ryles 1 team. in fifth place with a 66 was e team led by Earl Terry, ho shot 81. Guy Brown added n 83, D. Hewlett shot 91 and .V. Sanders shot 100. The next pro-am in the series ill be held on Monday, May at Fayetteville Country Club. Tha TIMES I* On Top of The Newt Saven Dctyi a Week After Dismal Start Hues Win Two In A Row By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's not exactly what you'd call a winning streak . .. but then, two in a row is better than nothing at all. The Pittsburgh Pirates, preseason picks to win the National League's East Division ting, have looked like anything but winners thus far this season. In fact, it took them 14 games before they could put victories back to back. They finally did it Wednesday night, using an old. reliable method . . . Pirate Power! Richie Hebner, Willie Stargcll and Manny Sanguillen slugged the home runs that boosted the Bucs to a 5-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves .. . and out of the basement for the first time this year. OTHER NL ACTION In Wednesday's other National League games, Cincinnati edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0. Houston swamped St. Louis 9-4, Los Angeles defeated Philadelphia 6-1 and San Diego beat the New York Mets 4-3. Montreal's game at San Francisco was rained out. "Two in a row! Wow! That's really a streak, isn't It?" Hebner said sarcastically after the victory, llehner hit a first-inning solo shot, Stargell made it 3-0 in the fifth, the Braves got two runs in the sixth, one of them on Dusty Baker's homer, but Sanguillen wrapped it up in the eighth with a two-run clout. REDS 1, CUPS 0 George Foster drew a bases- loaded, two-out walk from Bill Bonham in the bottom of the ninth inning to force home the only Cincinnati run -- the one that beat Chicago. Dave Cocepcion doubled, Cesar Geronimo drew an in- Fayetteville Second, WF Tenth Waldron Takes Tigerette Relays tentional walk, Terry Crowley batted for winner Jack Billingham and forced Concepcion at third, Pete Rose popped up, then Joe Morgan singled to load the bases and bring Foster to the plate. The count went to 3-0, Bonham got a strike, then came the back-breaker. DODGERS 6, PHILLIES I Jim Wynn drove in two runs with a single and a homer and Willie Crawford tripled for two runs to back Don Button's seven-hit pitching for Los Angeles PADRES 4, METS 3 Nate Colbert slugged a two- run homer in the first inning, then broke a tie with a one-out, bases-loaded grounder in the ninth for the Padres, dumping the Mets into the East Division basement. ARKADELPHIA -- Coacl Gaile Hainley's Waldron Bull dogs compiled 54 points t( s u c c e s s f u l l y defend thei: championship in the Tigeretti Relays at Ouachita Baptis University Wednesday. Cindy Rice won.the high jump at five feet and set a m e e · record of 16-2'/2 in winning the ong jump to lead Waldron pas 18- teams. Fayetteville finishec second with 40 points and Little Rock Central was third with 35 Next were Stamps with 23 points, Hughes with 17, Grit ithville with 1G, Alma with 14 3eebe and Emerson with 13 each and West Fork with 11 Fordyce scored 10 points Booneville had five, Joe T Robinson and Eudora four each and Prescott two. Delight, Glen lose and Hope Jailed to score. Fayetteville took first place n five events. Betty Neal accounted for two, winning the shot put with a school and meet record of 36-6 and the discus 5-7. "Betty typified the great attitude of our girls." said Fayetteville Coach Bill Brunner. 'She was practicing her form n the shot put at 6:30 in the morning." Carol Riggs set a school and Gain NBA Finals By Dumping NY BOSTON (AP) -- The road lack has been a long haul since Bill Russell retired as player- coach and a dynasty crumblec n 1969, but the Boston Celtics are ready once again to chal enge for the National Basket all Association championship. The Celtics advanced to the 'JBA playoff final for the first ime since they won the title ive years ago by defeating the *Jew York Knicks 105-9' Wednesday night, taking the best-of-7 Eastern Conference series 4-1. Now they move into a showdown with tho mighty Mil vaukee Bucks, led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The first two games in the best-of-7 series will be played in Milwaukee Sunday afternoon and Tuesday night. Games No. 3 and 4 are scheduled for Boston May 3 anc JUST ANOTHER STEP "It means a lot to beat the Knicks, but it is just another step along the way," Boston captain John Havlicek said $1.40 Value STEAK and SHAKE $100 1 Charcoal Steak Sandwich Your Choice of Chocolate or Vanilla Shake Special Good Mon. thru Sat. minute man rtmembar whin vou'is hungry.., It only tMket » mlnuta mini 529 N. College 521-1062 324 W. nickson 113-3123 meet record in the softball throw with a prodigious effort of 197-10. Kathy Morgan of Fayetteville was second at 182-4. Teensy Kirby won the 880-yard run in a school-record time of 2:40. "She's one of 16 sophomores on our 20-girl team," said Brunner. "She won the race by 175 yards." RELAY UNIT WINS The Fayetteville 880-yard relay team of Rlggs, Jackie Ward, Paula Faires and Morgan edged two other teams to win 1:54.4. In the 200-yard relay, the foursome of Lisa McConnell, Linda Williams, Sherry Riordan and Karen Adams placed third, despite Brunner's feeling that " t h e y wouldn't even qualify." Said Brunner, 'They did a great job and helped us get second place." Kirby, Adams, Riggs and Morgan set a school record in ;he mile relay for Fayetteville while placing second in 4:31.8, and Nancy Dodson cracked the school mark in the 50-yard hurdles with an 8.6 time. The same team that won the 880 relay finished second iti (he 440 relay in 54.2. Establishing personal bests for Fayetteville were Pair Loftis with a 2:53 in the 880 Pam Meinecke with a 71-6 discus throw, Susan Stephenson with a shot p u t of 24-C, anc Adams and Riordan in the 440 yard dash with times of 68.5 and 70.6 respectively. For West Fork, Karen Sargent won the 440 in the preliminary in 1:02.7, am repeated the time to win agair in the finals. The West Fork mile relay team of Deborah Mullins, Karen Logsdon, Dawn Baker and Sargent broke 1 the meet record while winning in 4:29.0. "We were v e r y proud ol Karen and the mile relay team," said West Fork Coach Alvy Early. 'We didn't enter any field events, and didn'1 really have the depth to compete for the team title, but still did very well." Fayetteville and West Fork will co-host the Northwest Arkansas Girls Relays at Harmon Field on May 1. Waldron anc Alma are among the teams entered. ARKANSAS COUNTRY OPRY 3 HOURS OF LIVE MUSIC 7:30 P.M. FRIDAY NIGHT COUNTRY-GOSPEL-COUNTRY ROCR A FAMILY SHOW SPECIAL GUESTS SARGE and SHIRLEY WEST PALACE THEATRE On the Square In FayettevilU Admlitlon: Adults $1.50 Children FREE With Adults OUR SPONSORS: KFAY-KKEG Town County Restaurant Roehler Jewelry Ben Jack's Guitar Kentucky Fried Chicken Advance Floor Co. Burnett's Locksmith Oak Plaza Phillips "66" (Wrecker Service) Lafayette Radio Electronics Attend the Uarkettes Production of "YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN" Prof. Ken Ballenger, Director UNIVERSITY THEATRE Thurs. and Fri., April 25 and 26 7:30 p.m. Tickets $1.50, Students; $2.50 Others Tickets available at the Record Shop In the NW Arkansas Pla za, Perry's Jewelry in Evelyn Hills Shopping Center, and the First National Bank and the Mcllroy Bank downtown Fayetteville. This event is the principal effort by the Uarkeltes to raise funds for Iheir European tour. This message sponsored as a public service by: City Lumber 1204 S. School Swift Jewelry 27 N. Block Greet Abstract Co. Richard B. Greer, Larry K. Phillips and Staff Tlckctl: On Sole At Aildllorlum Fort Smith Box Office MUNICIPAL AUOITOnrUM CONTINUES THRU SATURDAY take y e r e a t style S A terrific ost itwa fl . r d VSK ,, YOUR Muster Chnrgo »»nkrtmerlcnrd

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