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· Northw** Arhanwt TIMtS, Sim., June f 1974 - PAVITTIVILkl. »»K»N»A» Grant Hall ·fflMIMIMMIMIIIIIIM^ :Purvis Recognizable For McCleland Fundamentals ·iTo anyone who knows Orby licCleland. the news t h a t h i s Survis semipro baseball team ifs been tooling along uiide- § led will come as no surprise, er the past 17 summers, Cleland has taught .sound, damental baseball to players it five age levels in Favelle- jjlle. · He learned those f u n d a m e n - tals while playing for Prairie qrove High School, and later fcr several semipro teams, D e l u d i n g ( h e Fayetteville Angels. "Our manager was Buster Dunlap," he remembers. ''On S u n d a y afternoons, the old grandstand at the Fairgrounds would be full of f a n s . " Television and the diversification of folks' sporting interests have ended that kind of spectator involvement here, just as they have in the m i n o r leagues and in some m a j o r league cities. But McCleland still believes that "a lot of people l i k e to go see a good semipro baseball game." That's why he and lxy Caugliman p u t logelh- ner the Purvis team. ·; So far this year, no team has come close to heating Purvis hi. 12 games. One reason is that no fewer t h a n six of the team's IS players can pitch if called upon. Lonnie McCleland. John Z«ehariason. Jack Morrlj and Tommy Neal are the right-han- ders and Danny Dunaway and Rick McWhorter the «outhpaws. Lonnie McCleland, who will be 26 in J u l y , is me team's eld-timer. He began playing organized baseball as a nine-year- old Pee Wee Leaguer in '1957, the same year his father began coaching. Lonnie continued to pitch for his dad in Little League. Babe Ruth League and American Legion ball. He won a scholarship to Bacone (Oklahoma) Junior College and another to Yanklon (South Dakota) College. Orby's bulging scrapbook attests to the fact t h a t at all levels. Lonnie hart a winning record and hit over .300 In his senior year at Yankton. Lonnie Helped the team advance lo the NAIA tournament at Wichita And he hasn't slowed down- in his last start for Purvis. Lonnie spun a tour-hit shutout ONE PLAY STANDS OUT 111 always remember Zacha- riason for one play he made as a member of the Goff- tJTM , r V' Ule I j a g u e leam '« I960. I played second base for Campbell-Bell t h a t year. Our two teams were the class of the league, as they had been for several seasons. · Goff-McNair had a proud tradition^ built on players like Jus- ·P n . Da "' el . Richard Quacken- ·bush. Marty Steele. M i k e 5 ,' 2 arre " Parr ''sh. Jack and Hank Broyles. Johnnie Ballarri Lonnie McCleland and Mark Thompson. Campbell-Bell was equally formidable in those ·years, with Bill Don Wright" ;Dw,ght Hatcher. Charlie jS'l dan. Harold and Cylcle Down-um. Bob White. David Mat- .Ihews. Bonnie Jamerson and Mike Buckreus. · In the epic contest of 1960 fioff McN'air led 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth when Bob ? White launched a prodigiou Mow to right center. The bal. liad 'home run 1 written all over it. and we were already cele orating in the dugout 'But lo .and behold, Zachariason got 'back to the City Park fence leaned back half-way over i Xnd speared the ball.'They wor · Our coach that year was Tom JGlaze, who is now the head o! he Election Laws Institute i Tuttle Rock. A couple of year ago. we saw each other for th first time in 10 years. Withi two minutes, he said. "You know, I still have nightmare about that catch by Zacharia The remainder of the Purvis pilching staff boasls equally ipressive, if less spectacular -.cdentials. Former Fayclle- ville High School loolballer Runaway pilches for Weslark College, where his battery mate s Mark Paul, the Purvis catcher. Morris is a former Razor' ack football player, McWhor- -r an ex-Arkansas pole v a l u l t e r and Neal a former Hog out- Perhaps Ihe besl player on .he team is Rick Porter, the S'orth Little Rock alhlcle who was all sel lo play football lor Arkansas until he suffered a serious knee injury in the 1970 All-Star game. Before thai lappencd, he had attracted scouts from St. Louis and Kansas City as a member of Ihe A r k m o Lumber Company American I/egion team. "I don't have the speed I used .0 have," says Porter, "but I hink 1 have just as much mo- bilily." He says hitting is probably his strong suit, but McCleand adds. "He's a great third Saseman." Porter s t i l l has lopes oi playing professional baseball. He hits mostly singles ind doubles, wilh an occasional lome r u n . The Purvis oulfield consists of Neal or Rick Hutton in left. David Drake in center and David Caughman in right Wayne Beach Is a utility outfielder-infielder. Morris plays shortstop, Ken Selby and Mike Kretzer alternate at second base and McWhorter and Dunaway handle first base. Rick Bowles is a utility infielder. Kretzer will play for Arkansas next year a n d . according to McCleland., "has a powerful arm." EYES TOURNAMENT McCleland's focal point at the moment is the state semipro tournament, which begins July 20 at Conway. The winner there will go to the national tournament at Wichita. starting A u g u s t 10. Another semipro earn from Fayetteville, Farmers Insurance, m a d e it to Wichita in 1970 and 1971, As if managing one team weren t enough. McCleland is also coaching IGA of the Babe iuth League. To both teams le preaches the importance of the bunt, the hit and run, the stolen base and the percentage P'ay. For instance, he frowns on shoestring-catch attempts with men on base, but likes the suicide squeeze. "I often wonder why major eague players can't execute f u n d a m e n t a l plays," he says He also wonders why some players don't hustle: "To me. baseball is a game of hustle all n * way. If one of my players fails to hustle out (o his posi- jion. he knows he might be sack on the bench before very long." ' That Dr. John Ballard is still an avid baseball fan is due in arge part, he admits, to his training under McCleland. "We used to practice every possible situation that could come up in a game," he remembers. "We didn I always w i n , but we looked good even when we That's why McCleland gels such a kick oul of tellini; Ihe story which follows- "This happened back in my f'rst year as a Pee Wee league coach Back then, we played oui games in Ihe far corner of the old Babe R u t h diamond below Harmon Playfield. The s a m son. - "Til (TIMESpholo by Ray Gray) UNDEFEATED IN 12 GAMES .. .a the Purvis semipro baseball team. At top, from lejt to right, are John Zachariason, Daoid Drake, Tommy Neal, Rick Bowles, Rick Porter, Wayne Reach and assistant Coach Lay Caughman. On the bottom row are Coach Orby McClelland, Jack Morris, Rick McWhorter, Lonnie McClelland, Mark Paul, Mike Krelzer, David Caughman and Danny Dunaway. The bat boy is Doug Caughman. Not pictured are Rick Hutton and Ken Selby r u n s for fence marked home the adjoining fields. "One day, our team was batting and a boy hit a fly ball to center field. It looked like an easy out, but it turned into an inside-the-park home run The other team's center fieldei was sitting on the ground with his back to the plate, w a t c h i n g the Babe Ruth game through the fence." Ashe, Kodes Take French Open Wins PARIS (AP) -- Arthur Ashe of Miami and Jan Kodes of C?cchoslovakia stroked their way into the f o u r t h round of the J200.000 French Open Tennis Championships Saturday before rain cut the day's program short. Ashe. co-seeded No. 3. played a steady game from the baseline as he defeated Antonio Munoz of Spain 4-6. 6-1, 6-3. 6 4. Ashe. ranked No. 3 in the United States, never has gone beyond the fourth round in this tournament rated as the world clay court championships. Kodes. the 1970 and 1971 French champion who has been seeded No. 2. seemed to be playing at the top of his form as he demolished Vijay Arnrit- raj of India 6-2. 6-2. 6-2, Amritraj, who took Kodes to four sets in the Wimbledon semifinals last year, was no match for the agile Czech Saturday and hurt himself w i t h many errors on easy shots. Eddie Dibbs of Miami, co- seeded No. 9, took the first set from Corrado Barazutti of Italy. (-9, and was behind 0-1 in ttw second wt when r»in interrupted their match. It »ill be finished Sunday. Chambliss Keys Yankee Triumph NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Chambliss capped a three-run eighth inning with a two-run single and the New York Yankees held on for a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday. Vic Albury. 2-4, had a four-hit shutout going into the eighth inning. But Ihe Yanks loaded the bases on Roy While's single, a s a c r i f i c e , Bobby Murcer's single and a walk to Lou Pi- niclla before Thurman Munson lined a run-scoring single to right, chasing Albury. Tom Burgmeier "took over and. after getting Graig Nettles on a grounder t h a t produced a forceout at the plate, Chambliss drove in what proved to be the w i n n i n g run with his two-run liner to left. Sparky Lj'Ie replaced winner Pat Dobson. 48. at the start of the ninth and gave up a single lo Larry Hisle. a walk and a run-scoring single to Eric Soderholm before getting Steve Brye on a grounder to short for the final out. Riders Nomed GLADSTONE. X. J. (AP) _ N i n e riders were named baturday for advanced training squad which is scheduled to compete in the world championship at Burghley, England, 5ep. 12-15. Included in the group were Mike Plumb of Chesapeake City, Md., and Bruce Davidson of Westport, Mass.. members of tbe 1S72 Olympic silver medal team. K Rain Will Only Slop Coaches Ready For Coif HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -The first hole at Hot Springs Village is an uncomplicated par !our, 380 yards. Last year, only five of the 40 college football coaches competing in the National Football loaches Invitational Golf Tournament parred the hole on the "inal day of the tournament. In many cases, the problem was sweaty palms and dry -hroats. These are the same people who make split-second decisions throughout the fall with national television cameras and alumni peering over their shoulder. At Ihe golf tournament, which legins S u n d a y with practice ·ounds, the coaches are alone. There are no assistant coaches available for conferences and no quarterbacks to change signals at the line of scrimmage. The coaches will be alone on :he 36-hole tournament, which starts Monday. The course was closed Saturday because of heavy rain and a spokesman said it may remain closed Sunday. If so, the practice will be limited to practice tees and the putting green. There is a possibility the coaches will be able to get on the course after noon Sunday if there is no more rain. But the National Weather Service at Little Rock said there was an 80 per cent chance of rain Sunday and Sunday night. When the public address sys- :em blares, "On the first tee :rom the University of . . ." the club feels like lead and tbe fairway narrows. LOST ALL THREE Each coach receives three new golf balls when he tees it up at the tournament. One coach promptly hit all three dead right and out of bounds ast year. He then turned around and asked the clis- .ributor if she had any more. She almost cried. Steve Sloan of Vanderbill wiped out the field in 1973, shooting an even par 144 for 36 holes, to win by n strokes. It was Sloan's first appearance at the tournament, This year, tournament officials will use the Galloway handicap system to make the tournament more compelilive. In Ihe past, only a handful of golfers have been able to compete for the championship. Under the handicap system, even the 100-pIus shooters will have a chance. The Galloway permits a player to subtract from one-half of Professional Baseball A M E R I C A N LEAGUE East W. L. Pet. G.B- Boston Milwaukee Cleveland Detroit Baltimore New York Oakland Texas Chicago Kansas City California Minnesota . .540 491 .491 .481 .474 29 24 27 23 26 27 26 27 25 27 27 30 West 31 23 28 26 25 24 2fi 27 25 31 22 28 Results New York 3, Minnesota 1 Detroit 5. California 2 Texas at Baltimore Oakland at Milwaukee Cleveland at Kansas City Boston at Chicago . . 547 -- .574 -.519 3 .510 3'/i .491 4i,i .446 7 .440 7 worst hole to his six worst holes depending on what he shoots. For instance, a player who shoots 73 would be allowed to deduct half of his worst hole. A golfer who has a 106 might be allowed to deduct his four worst holes. In addition to the coaches, there is a division for football writers and special guests- bowl officials and conference commissioners. Some don't pick up a club from one year to the next. A LITTLE DEEP A player in the special guest division a few years ago was a newcomer to the game. He hit a ball into a creek took off his shoes, rolled up his pants and waded into water four feet deep armed with a club. His playing p a r t n e r s , between laughs, convinced him he didn't have to hit the ball from the creekbed. Some of the guests don't play golf. Some fish, others play tennis. In addition lo Sloan, those coaches with the best chance at the medalist prize are Darrell Royal of Texas. Frank Broyles of Arkansas, John Majors of Pittsburgh, Barry Switzer of Oklahoma. Bill Yeoman of Houston and Ben Martin of Air Force. Others who are expected to play: T. W. Alley, Louisville: Dee Andros, Oregon State; Ed Bel lard, Texas ASM, Bob Black man. Illinois; Bob Blasi, North ern Colorado; Bobby Bowden West Virginia; Jim Bradley New Mexico State: Pau "Bear" Bryant. Alabama; Jim Carlen. Texas Tech; Jerry Clai borne, Maryland; Al Conover Bice; Ken Cooper. Mississippi; Lee Corso, Indiana; Bill David son, Arkansas State, Vince Doo ley, Georgia; Bill Doolittle Western Michigan: F. A. Dry Tulsa; Lavell Edwards. Brig ham Young; Bennie Ellender Tulane; Bud Elliott. Texas a Arlington; Hayrien Fry, North Texas State; Vince Gibson Kansas State, and Louis Holfz North Carolina State. Don James. Kent State Charles McClendon, Louisiana. State; Chuck Mills, Wake For est; Bill Murray, American Football Coaches Association; Al Onofrio, Missouri; Jimmj Parker, Clemson; Dave Smith SMU; Homer Smith, Army Jim Stanley. Oklahoma Stale Denny Stolz. Michigan State J i m Sweeney. Washington State; Grant Teaff. Baylor Bob Tyler, Mississippi State Doug Weaver, Southern lllinoi: and Jim Wright, Wichita Slate. Little Current Sizzles In Stretch At Belmont For Seven Length Win NEW YOHK ( A P ) -- I ' r e a k less w i n n e r Little Current put n another patented slretch !rive an'd powered his way to n easy viclory Saturday in the 109.950 Belmont Stakes^ Little Current, ridden by Mine] Rivera, bla/tcd past Jolly 'ohu. and Kentucky Derby win- icr Cannonade in the upicr trelch and simply ran off. The impressive viclory made ^illle Currenl Ihe undisputed earier of the .1-year-old division vhich had been wide open most f the year. Little Current got to the wire .even lengths in front of Jolly John w i t h ' a clocking of 2:29 1-5 or the 1 '/$ miles. Cannonade v.is t h i r d , the same position he inisbed in the Preakness, a nose ack of Jolly John and three- q u a r t e r s of a length in front ol Rube The Great. Little Current, who had pul on a Iremondnus closing rush in he Derby lo finish fifth, boiled nto Ihe lead Salurday wilh a iltle more lhan one-eighth of a Tiile to go. Once Ihe John Gal- brealh-ovvncd son of Sea Bird stuck his chestnut head in onl. the Belmont was all over. Little C u r r e n t , the 11-2 favor- Sraullo Haoxa. Cannonade was te on this cloudy, breezy clay, returned S5, 4/10 and Sli.40 in picking up first monev of 5107.970. JOLLY JOHLJ SKCONI) Jolly John, owned by Thomas S. Nichols, paid 15.40 and 7.00 and John M. Olin's Cannonade paid $3.80 to show. CANNONADE LED But a q u a r t e r of a mile later, Little Current had moved to 'ourth -a length behind Rube The Great, who was ridden b in the lead, a head in front of Jolly John. Then came the stretch run and Little Current took charge. "He went on his own aroum the turn and into Ihe hack- stretch." said Rivera, who haa ridden Rube The Great in Ihe Derby before taking over lh_ mounl on Liltle Current in the Preakness. "I was m no h u r r y . "I stayed close enough am about the three-eighth poles. 1 asked him lo move up. A about Ihe quarlcr pole, he was going and he was ready am look the lead aboul Ihe three sixteenlhs pole. "After lint, it was his race said Rivera. Little Current's viclory was his third in nine starts Ihi's year and his fourth in IS career out ings. He now has earned $299 992 in 1974 and $309,162 for hi' career. He had earlier won th Everglades Stakes this year. Completing the order of finisl after Rube The Great were Kin Hun, who also finished f i f t h in the Preakness: Shady Charac tcr. who had hauler! for the lead down the backslreldi Hudson County, a speedy col who was never in the hunt Sat rday; Sea Songster, who had ecn made a supplemental en- ·y at $12.500; and Bold And ''ancy. A crowd oi 52.564. about 15,. 00 less than was on hand la ee Secretariat win last year nd far below the record 82,694 ct in 1971. watched Jolly John, Rube The Great. Shady Charac- cr and Hudson County try for ·ic lead when the field came lit of the gate. Jolly John, ridden by Ben 'cliciauo, led after the first warier of a mile, was second 0 Shady Character and jockey Eddie Maple after a half-mile, iml was back in the lead after 1 mile, with Cannonade moving Uo sccornl at t h a t point. Little Current was eighth all lie while. Angel Corclero. barred from ·idin« Cannonade in the Bel- nont because of a seven day suspension for interference in a race May 110, watched the ·ace from hi; home on lele- 'ision and immediately up the ihone lo call his victorious friend. 'Angel said it was beautiful, le said he loved me," Rivera said. " 1 said,"'I love you. too.' " OLD FRIENDS The two jockeys, longtime fiends, talked animatedly in Spanish for about 10 minutes efore Rivera was pulled away or photographs and interviews. Rivera carried in his arms a :ifi-inch trophy of a jockey holding a saddle. "The people of Puerto Rico brought this to me-even the r a c i n g commissioner w a s here," Rivera said. "They knew I was going lo win and so they had tins trophy made up and they brought it to me." Rivera said that he was never doubtful t h a t he would win (he race, although he broke out of the gale last in the field of nine and trailed until the quarter-pole. "My horse was r u n n i n g smoothly." he said. "He is nice to ride all 1 have to do is tell him to run and he starts lo move." I he winning jockey, eighth after a mile ol the Hi mile route and f o u r t h at the quarter- pole, said it was at the quarter- pole t h a t he began making bis move. He shot to the front approaching the one-eighth pole. "I hit him three times with my right hand. Just a gent!e slap on the shoulder because you don't have lo get rough with him. At the first quarter, id. the three-sixteenths and at the one eight pole. "Then I moved to the outside. In the Preakness. 1 went on the inside. The reason I went on the outside was that I knew they would be looking for me on the inside." In British Amateur Homer Takes Crown MUIRF1ELD, Scollanri (AP) -- Trevor Homer of England held off tbe lale charge of American Jim Gabrielsen and won the coveted British Amateur Golf Championship 3-up in the 36-hole final Saturday. Victory came with a double bogey six for Homer at the last hole, where Gabrielsen took a horrendous seven. Homer, a fi-fool-3 company director who also won this tourney in 1072. grabbed Ihe lead at the first hole over Muirfield's strangely windless S,862-yard. par-71 links. Gabrielsen, a 33-year-old insurance broker from Atlanta, made a big effort alter the final turn for home but despite pulling even at the 33rd hole, the American Walker Cup golfer could not maintain his charge. Gabrielsen had overcome the howling winds which had bat- (ered M u i r f i e l d most of the iirsl five days of the tourney with a National League East W. L. Pet- G.B. 20 25 .537 -- Phila. St. Louis Montreal New York Chicago Pittsburgh Wes Los Angeles 41 Cincinnati Atlanla Houston San Fran. San Diego 27 25 .519 23 23 .500 22 31 .415 S 20 29 .408 19 32 .373 I Police On Guard For World Cap 15 .732 -31 21 .5% 8 20 25 .537 11 29 27 .518 12 30 29 .506 12% 21 39 .350 22 Results Pittsburgh 5. San Francisco 2 By The Associated Press American league California (Ryan 7-4) at Detroit (LaGrow 4-4) Texas (Bibby 7-7) at Baltimore (Grimstcy 56) Minnesota (Alburv 2-3) or Decker 6-4) at New York (Tidrow 4-5) Boston (Lee 6-5) at Chicago (Pit'.ock 2-0) Cleveland (Peterson 33) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 5-2) Oakland (Holtzman 6 6 ) at Milwaukee (Slaton 6-6) National League Cincinnati (Gullell 5-3) al Philadelphia (Schueler 3-6) Monlreal (MeAnally 4-4 and Torrez -5-4) at Atlanta (Harrison 4-6 and Nickro 6-4), 2 New York (Kossman 5-3) at Houston (Griffin 6-2) SI. Louis (Gibson 3-6) at San Diego (Greif 2-S ) Chicago (Motion 2-5) at Los Angeles (John 9-1) Pittsburgh (Reuss 4-4) at San Francico (Bryant 2-5) F R A N K F U R T , West Germany CAP) -- German police, still jittery after the bloodshed al Ihe Munich Olympics, are guarding againsl everything from bottle throwing to rocket atlacks at the World Cup soccer games. When Brazil and Yugoslavia meet in the opening match next Thursday, police plan strict surveillance of an area about 5',2 miles around Frankfurt's Wald Stadium. They figure that will cover the d a n g e r of short-range rockets aimed at the stadium. Security men ordered a glass Iw'indow replaced by bullet-proof material along one side of a room at the stadium to be used Detroit Trips Angels 5-2 DETROIT (AP) -- Willie Horlon and Jerry Moses belted two-run homers and Mickey Lplich hurled a seven-hitler for his seventh consecutive complete game to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the California Angels Saturday. Horton's homer, his 14th of the season, gave the Tigers a 20 lead in the first inning of the nationally televised baseball garne. H followed a single by Al Kaline off Frank Tanana. California's rookie starter, 47, was chased in the seventh when he walked Marvin Lane with one out, gave up Moses' second homer of the year and, one out later, was tagged for a solo homer by Eddie Brinkman. by distinguished guests. There are no obvious political issues in the World Cup which might spark terrorist attacks. But the Arab guerillas \\\\o stormed into Ihe Israeli leam's headquarters al Munich struck from nowhere when nobody expected trouble. The police are determined not lo be caughl a second lime. Gustav Hoffman, regional director of the World Cup in Frankfurt, explained: "If M u n - ich had not occurred it would all be handled more laxly." In nearby Hqfheim, \vhere lie- fending champion Brazil bas'ils headquarlcrs. a fence has been erected around the hotel. Searchlights sweep Ihe grounds non-slop and police patrol with dogs. There arc elaborate plans, loo. for prelecting the players from unruly fans. Police will form a h u m a n chain around the field at the Brazil-Yugoslavia game. Hoffman said: "Suppose a speclator at the opening game succeeded in j u m p i n g over Ihe fence and r u n n i n g on lo Ino playing field, lhal would make a bad impression on the world." Frankfurt police will keep a special eye on Scollisb fans. Some 6,000 or more are expected al each of Scolland's two main games--against Brazil June 18 and Yugoslavia June 22. Remembering some of the wild scenes involving fans of the Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtics in European club games in the past, police will frisk every Scottish fan for bottles and other missiles. superb combination of solid drives and pin-point putts. Bui o_n the calm final d a y . his putting let him down. "It was hard lo finish like lhat," said a smiling Gabriel sen, who took a horrible triple bogey at the last hole after pulling his six-iron into a big bunker. "It's a great hole," he said. "Maybe it will give me nightmares for a few years. Trevor played a very steady game." GREAT MATCH "It was a great match right through to the last hole." said the Briton, who also was in a sand trap there and took four to get on the green. "What a shame it ended that way." For Homer. 30. it was his second victory over Gabrielsen. In the third round of the British Amateur at Carnoustie. Scotland in 1971, the Englishman scored a 2 and 1 triumph. Homer, a member of Britain's Walker Cup team, look the lead on (he very first hole of the showdown against the American and held it tenaciously the rest of the way as Gabrielson battled a balky putter. ·Playing over Muirfield's 6,862-yard, par-71 course in inter- miltant showers, the two golfers matched stroke for stroke. On the 10(h hole. Homer went two up and although Gabrielsen cut that lead back to one. he never did catch his opponent. Homer, who also won Ihe litle in 1972. was two-up enlering Ihe f i n a l 18 holes and maintained t h a i margin the rest of t h e MATCHING BIRDS Both players had birdie threes to start the final 18. Ga- briclsen sinking a 27-foot putt and Homer dropping to within 18 inches of the pin with his seven iron. They each parred [he next four holes, playing through a heavy shower. Gabriclsen's troublesome putter haunted him again at the 24th hole. Homer was stuck in the rough, first on the left side, then on the right, and the American was on the green in two- But he three-putted, missing from four feet, allowing Homer to escape tbe jam. On the 26lh hole, Gabrielsen hit a bad lie in Ihe rough and fell three behind when Homer two-putted from just off the green. I But the American won (he next hole, recovering nicely after his lee shot hit a small boy and bounced awkwardly into the rough. Gabrielsen reached the green in three and won the hole with a nine-foot putt for a birdie four. WINS BRITISH AMATEUR . . .Trever Homer of England holds trophy alter loinn TM Amateur Golf Championhip in M Jir leU, Saturday. Homer, who also won the tourney in m 2 " ^ GaMelSm Ol Atlanl "' Ga " (AP Wlrephoto) thr San Francisco Fumbles Away 5-2 Decision To Pittsburgh ^ S A N _ FRANCISCO (AP) _ Fumbling San Francisco made five errors and Doc Ellis and Bruce Krson continued for a seven-hitter, giving Pittsburgh a 5-2 victory over Ihe Giants to snap the Pirates' five-game losing streak. Ellis, posting his first victory since April 24. needed last-out help from Kison after the Giants loaded the bases on two walks sandwiched around Dave Kingman's single. Doubles by Richie . Zisk and M a n n y Sanguillen, a single by Mario Mendoza and a pair of errors put Pittsburgh on top 2-0 against Torn Bradley, 6-5. in the second i n n i n g . Two errors by Bradley and Gene Clines 1 single gave the Pi- f f S '^ u , ncarncd f u n i n t h e i f l h and (hey scored again in he sixth on singles by Zi sk and Hcnme Stennett and an RBf grounder by Sangnillen which hi r H b l?S man EtJ Goortson bobbled. Ed Kirkpatrick hit his tir.sl home run of Ihe season in the ninth. Ellis, 25, was nicked for~a f o u r t h - i n n i n g run on a walk a wild pickoff attempt and Gary Thomasson's double. Cards Sign Hurier ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The S. Louis Cardinals Saurday announced he signing of Meramec Communiy College picher choice in his week's free agen baseball drat.

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