Page 14 article text (OCR)
Reds Rough Up Astros Northwest Candy Members ol Northwest Candy's Thomas Lucas, Scott Bailey, .1974 Pee Wee entry, include (Top Raw), from Mi, coach Mike Hill and assistant coaches Andy Lucas and Charles Sheffield. (Middle R o w ) Ray Thornton, Scott Singleton, Bohhy Sheffield, M i k e Scarbrough and Paul Riggs. (Front Row) Jon Ogle, B r a d Dillman, James Barton, Da- vid Slefferued, Alan DeVanlt, Grant Hill and hatbny Rodney Sheffield. Not pictured a r e Dirk Willelt and coach B U I DeVault. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Good things come in small packages. But not for the Housa Astros. Freddy Norman saw to that. Norman it the little guy of w Cincinnati Reds' pitching staff, who has been standing all against National League batters all year. ''I do like pressure," said the Â·foot-* Norman. "I've had iressure all my life because of wing small. Coaches always old me 1 had to go twice as hard because of my size." The Reds took some of the pressure off Norman's diminutive shoulders Â· Wednesday ight by erupting for a six-run ninth inning to whip the Astros Elsewhere in the NL, the Los Angeles Dodgers nipped the At- anta Braves 5-4; the New York lets edged the Chicago Cubs 5- in 12 innings; the Montreal Expos blanked the Philadelphia Phillies M; the Pittsburgh Pi- ates pounded the St. Louis rlinate 7-2, a n d the San )iego Padres dropped the San Francisco Giants 4-0. The smaller the lead, the bet- er Norman thinks he pitches. ft was a pressure-packed game until the Reds' big bats roughed up two Houston pitch- Purvis Members of Pmrvis Sporting Good's 1974 Pee Wee League entry taclidea (Back R o w ) , from left, Kevin Lnsk, Robert Taylor, Kick Schlsler, M a r k Powell, Russefl Morphia, De- ward Miller, Jay Foster a n d Darrin Foster. Coaches a r e .'-Â·"i Schisler, left, anrt Bill Tuck. (Front Raw) M i k Â· Jones. Pat Meek, Kevin John- son, Ron McdelUnd, David Hughes,-Brent Fail-man, John McChrisiian and hathey Matt Powell. (TlMESphoto by Ken Good) Pacers May Sign Terps r Len Elnwe INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Pacers, winners of three American Basketball Association championships w i t h All - Star center M e l Daniels. hoped to add strength i.. the middle today with a 6-foot-9 rookie from the University of Maryland. The Pacers called a news conference today "to announce the signing of a major player." Pacer General Manager John Wetssert all hut admitted Wednesday night the player WAS Len Elmore, All-Atlantic Coast Conference center for the fourth-ranked Terps last season. Elmore was not M his New York home Wednesday night and his grandmother said he hid left already for Indianapolis. Asked if Elmore would be at the news conference, Wcissert said, "Yes." Daniels. 28. is thg only player in the ABA to have played in all seven of the young league's All-Star games. The S-tool-9 veteran was Rookie of the Year in 1068. Most Valuable Player in 1969 and 1971 and the first player to score 10,000 career points In the ABA. Elmore was picked by Indiana in the first round of the 1973 ABA undergraduate draft. Both he and Weissert said earlier Wednesday t h a t he hud not signed a contract. Elmore added, "Money isn't the only consideration. Security means a great deal. I have to admit that Indiana is one of the most stable teams in the ABA. 1 ' Boh Ferry, general manager of (he Capital Bullets of the National Basketball Association, told the Washington Star- News that he and club owner Abe Pollin were upset with the reports that Elmorr would sign with Indiana. MR. QUICK Weekend Special Friday - Saturday - Sunday Montreal Blank* Philadelphia NofthwÂ»Â«l Artoiwcn TIMK, Thun., JUM 77, 1V74 T5 ers in the ninth. D a v e Concepcion's first bomer since May 12 snapped a 1-1 deadlock in the seventh inning. An inning later, , Dan Driessen belted his second Mmer of the season (or a 3-1 lead. Norman, who struck out six and walked one, raised his record to 8-5 and lowered his earned run average to 2.18. EXPOS 2, PHILLIES Â· Steve Rogers' sinker finally was "working beautifully tonight." he said. He finally g o t his eighth victory after six straight losses with a four-hit shutout over Philadelphia. nODC.KRS 5, BRAVKS 4 Relievers are supposed to save victories for the starters. But Mike Marshall has won the last five games I he Dodgers have won. including the last two over Atlanta. METS 5, CUBS . 12 INNINGS The last time Jack Aker was a winning a g a i n s t pitcher--last July 4 the Philadelphia ThÂ« TIMES Is On Top of lit* Nmn S*VM Day* a W*Â«k Phillies--he was wearinf Â· Cubs uniform. This time the losers were Cubs. Clean Jones' lah-mning single drove in pinch-runner Jolm Milncr, giving the Mets set giv sweep of their three-game with Chicago. PADRES 4, CIAIVTS Â· Fred Kendall's three-run triple and Bill Greif's six-hitter sent the Giants down to their iixlh straight defeat. Not Good On D*livÂ«ry Or Carry Out AT 409 West Dickson KEN'S PIZZA DOLLAR VAUGH Â·ATTIKY CO, HAM CHEESE S A N D W I C H E S FOR . 3 FISH SANDWICHES Friday Only MR. QUICK 1525 South School Fayetteville Phone 442-9333 ALL SHOWS-SPIN, 2 BIG RODEO PARADES JULY14at 3PM. The 30th annual Rodeo of the Ozarks is bound to lie tlie best ever! It will have the largos! purse ever pnl up here and the orneriest slock ever corralled by Elra Bcullcr Sims. Hurllev Barrett will he back as the voice ol the arena when bronc buslin', calf ropin' and bull doggin' unfold before your eyes. Francisco /ainora brings a Mexican rodeo flavor to Sprinpelale with hischano performances. Joyce Rice returns by popular demand, with her championship baton acl, leatmin^ knives. fire batons and (he drama of "black" l i g b l . C.lowns Wilbur Plauger and Dan Willis will carry Iheii antics into ahotil every act in the arena! They're hilarious!!! Come early for Shetland pony wagon races al 7 p.m. Â»"d oil Monday aiid Tuesday nigh Is see the For I Sill World War I artillery drill presentation. TICKETS ON SALE NOW ALL SEATS RESERVED Chamber of Commerce Office or Parsons Stadium after 6P.M. Parsons Stadium Springdale, Ark.