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2B · Northwe'rt Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. 11, 1974 FAVITTEVILUE, ARKANSAS Mike Gaspeny rapjiBKEiiKiH^ The Women On The Diamond: Sport As A Community Force owboy Boss Says Settlement Still Far Off THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. AP) -- Tex Schramm, president of the Dallas Cowboys, aid Saturday that National Football League owners and It all disorients the male reporter -- the row of purses on the bench, the luminous yellow greeting card t h a t the EPC women are circulating for signature through the dugout, the ·cries of "Atta girl!", and the line of cigarettes torched up durirfg tense moments of the double elimination . tournament -showdown between .EPC and Ozark Floor. It is the Fayelteville Women's Softball Tourney, and the large festive crowd of . at least a hundred and fifty Is spilling out of the bleachers at City Park and stringing out along the fences behind the two dugouts. The audience lias come to witness a complex entertainment com- punded of zestful, often expert play, shades of Roller Derby, nuances of the erotic, and , ·most importantly, an affirmation of the community. Nowhere else in town can one find such a diversity of women ranging in age from seventeen to thirty-nine, united in common cause. The game brings together women who would otherwise i never meet. The late-inning EPC battery of strong-armed rapid-working Judy Mahone and catcher Betty Neal, who has a hedge-like yellow Afro and an all-devouring glove, is young black and talented. The two girls continually shake their fists at each other, but the ges ture is not the Black Powei salute. They want to win. Sue Ogle, t h e auburn-hairei mother in left field, is a lea'gue · vet who once blasted three ho mers and a triple, in one game Leash Eastham, the third-sack er, is an expert in gramma and a graduate assistant at th University. Shortstop Kath: Morgan is making a ballet o elf, loading the bases again. L triple then disgorges the assengers, making the score 1-20. The noose tightens as anther pop-up occurs, but this rme Kathy Morgan glides into he hole at short and seizes the lall, slamming the bank doors and saving the one-run triumph. In a subsequent interview, hird-sacker Leah Eastham anc Kim Bowman, an EPC regular vho has been sidelined by mon- oneucleosis, provide a commen- ary on the game and an en husiastic appraisal of the lea ^ue's value. "There's a two-oui syndrome in this.league," Kim asserts. "A team will be really far ahead and suddenly it wil start to blow the lead. It hap pens a lot. That's one aspec ]f women's Softball that appeals ,o the fans -- the unpredictabi lity of it all." Kim believes that spon :anaiety of play distingujshe :he game from men's softball. In contrast to the men, most of the women haven't been playing all t h e i r lives, and hence t h e r e is a prevailing sense of possibility. In short, the ladies haven't q u i t e l e a r n e d what .they can't do, and so there is a wild audacity on the basepaths and many near collisions in the outfield. The spirit in the women's league might well be compared to that of the old American Football League: the ladies' game is a carnival of chance. STOICISM ABSENT In addition, the women have not adopted the stoicism thai men learn in athletics at an early age. They haven't mastered the steeling of emotion and this quality, too, is crowd- pleasing. Pure chagrin and joy KiHebrew, Blyleven Shine Minnesota Breaks Orioles striking players "are still miles and millions apart on all major ssues." Schramm caulioned that "the aura of rosy progress is misplaced." Schramm is a consulting member of the NFL owner's committee which is dealing with the players in Washington, tte was in charge of negotia- ;ions lour years ago during the first strike by the NFL Players Association. Schramm said, "There is realistically very little or no progress on the major issues and the money situation is changing each week because of the financial loss during the sparsely attended exhibition games." Schramm said money lost in the exhibition games would not be available for the settlement and therefore the money package for the players would be less. "I have never seen the ownership as united as it is at the present time," Schramm said. BLOOM1NGTON, Minn. (AP) - Aging slugger Harmon Killebrew,- on :the eve of a testimonial to his great career, teamed with youthful pitching star Bert Blyleven Saturday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in a nationally televised game. · . The 38-year-old Killebrew, used primarily as a designated hitter in the twilight of his 21 seasons as a major leaguer, delivered the go-ahead run in the sixth inning off loser Miko Cuellar to break a 1-1 tie,then Cuellar to treak a 1-1 tie, then produced an insurance tally with an eig Killebrew ored in pregame ceremonies today, has 556 career home runs, 10 this season. He is bat- an eighth-inning single, lebrew, who will toe hon- _.g .239 this year, bi .440 average on as a pincli-hit- ·ter. "You have to wait on him," Killebrew said of Cuellar. "You have to be careful. You can't get out in front of liis pitches." Killebrew didn't want to have a special day, but agreed to Sunday's ceremonies on the stipulation that all money go to two of his favorite charities. Seventh Inning Double Breaks Tie To Send Oakland Past Boston 5-3 OAKLAND (AP) -- Gene Tenace drove in his second run of the game with a seventh-inning double Saturday, breaking a tie and sending the Oakland A's to a 5-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox. With the score tied 2-2 and two out in the seventh, Dal Maxvill and Billy North singled and Tenace followed with a double down the left field line, scoring Maxvill from second. North also scored on the play after left-fielder Tommy Harper hobbled the ball for an cr- cuupmg up £iuuuuei:j. Meanwhile, manager Bill 3arnes, a lead man in an EPC machine shop, quietly orchestrates his team, which has won fifteen out of sixteen regular season games, Games' lest squad durirrg his three- year tenure. The unsalaried nentor, who has been consum- ng three nights in ths capacity, makes a shadow of himself, whispering suggestions at crucial points. TEN-RUN LEAD A ten-run riot in the fourth and six more in the sixth has ;iven EPC and expansive 21-11 lead, and Games is anxious for a three-up-three-down performance from his ladies in the seventh and final inning. But Judy Mahone on the mound is experiencing purgatorial torment. Somehom the energy of ner defense has remained in the difgout. Ball after ball drops between her gesturing fielders. Ozark keeps loading the bases and depopulating them. The score is 21-lti. Then 21-17. Carnes, stocky, sunreddened, and aging fast in this situation bears a new white ball to the mound-- a token to reverse the current paralysis. In panic and disgust, Judy grinds the ball into the ground to remove the slickness. Behind the plate Betty Neal's "Keep On Streak- in' " teeshirt has been catching a shower of dust from the Ozark runners zipping across the plate. With two out, a pop midway down the third-base line, a vir tual automatic out, plops bet ween Eastham and Neal her o nearly every play. A center- r ielder makes a fine running t catch and then leaps up in self- congratulation. A pitcher misses an easy grounder, kicks up bunt a ins of dust around the mound, and pounds her fist so 'uriously ioto her glove so many times that the leather threatens to wilt off her fingers. Le'ah and Kim concur in the view that despite this attactive excess of personal emotion, women are less likely to -attack umpires, opposing players, and members of their own teams who have committed errors. "When something goes wrong women try to reassure themselves," Leah claims. "They don't blame each other for mistakes. They want to keep things together. Men get more violent." Leah recalls that it was a man who mentioned to her the most significant distinction be- ! ween the sexes on the diamond. "He told me that men play in order to recapture boyhood dreams. Their whole lives are involved in the game. Girls never grow up with the ambition of becoming a major lea'gue ballplayer. So it's not so embarrassing if a woman plays poorly." Does that mean that women play less ardently than men? Earlier in the interview, Leah has rolled up a cuff of her slacks to icveal a shin which bears a magnificent bruise. A still-pink spke scar adorns the middle of the discoloration. She got the gash' by protecting third base against a runner sliding with bared spkes. Ol~Ll A * UA*| DAAA 'I just wish the rumors of progress that you hear were irue. Unfortunately, we're still at a great variance with the NFLPA." Schramm said he had been in close touch with John Thompson, the executive director of. the NFL management council in Washington. The Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins have the most veterans in camp of any of the NFL teams. Schramm said a number of the Cowboy veterans who reported had questoned the "leadership and tactics" of Ed Gar vcy, the leader of the.NFLPA. Asked if he foresaw settlement before the regular season began, Scramm said he would rather not comment because of tho Washington talks. NEW YORK )AP) Rose's bases-loaded, Cincinnati Nips New York Mets 5-3 -- Pete two-out - - - - - t Raiders Past Falcons Trevino r Green Keep Up Chatter On Golf Course CLEMMONS, N. C. (AP) -It was a twosome and a one- some--the gold-studded trio in the PGA Golf Championship. The tour's two extroverts, Lee Trevino and Hubert Green, chattered away like a pair of fairway comedians as they toured the 18 holes of Tanglewood's third round. And Gary Player, the serious, mechanical South African, walked a few paces behind-head down, arms swinging, his jaw set in a vice of concentration. It's Player's invisible isolation booth. "Did Trevino's and Green's constant banter bother you?" Player was asked afterward. "If you're a real champion, you must be prepared to play under any conditions," Player replied solemnly. "If a man talks too much all you have to do is turn around and say, 'Shut up.' " Player never did. . So the garrulous, fun-loving Trevino breezed to a two-under- par 68 and seized the third round lead in the tournament with a score of 207, three under )ar. He had a stroke lead over single snapped an eighth-inning tie and the Cincinnati Reds de- ieatetJ the New York Mets 5-3 Saturday. The Reds, who stole seven bases in the game, scored the deciding runs, with the help of errors by Felix Millan and Bud H a r r e l s o n . Millan's error allowed Cesar Geronimo to reach base and, after Dave Concepcion singled, Harrelson mishandled the relay, giving Cincinnati runners at second and third. Pinch-hitter Phil Gagliano was intentionally walked, loading the. bases. After reliever Bob Miller, struck out Merv Rettenmund, Rose delivered the decisive hit. The Mets had tied the score n the bottom of the seventh vhen Wayne Garrett walked and came around on hits by Millan and Rusty Staub. Cincinnati had gone ahead with two runs in the top of the seventh. Ken Griffey opened with a double against Tom Seaver, then raced home on Terry Srowley's pinch single. After Rose hit into a double play, Joe Morgan singled, stole second and scored on Tony Perez' single. That balanced two Met runs in the bottom of the sixth produced on a walk to Garrett, consecutive singles by Staub, Cleon Jones and John Milner and an infield out. The Reds got their first run In the second inning when they stole three bases. Concepcion singled and stole second. After Griffey walked, Cincinnati pulied a double steal. Then Concepcion scored on an infield out. Vida Blue, 14-9, had allowed Boston only three hits--two ol :hem infield singles--before Dwight Evans hit a fly ball to right-center field which migh have been the third out in the top of the sixth, but instead tiec the score at 2-2. The ball fell In for a tripli after center fielder North ap parently lost it in the sun. Juan Beniquez, who had led off th' inning with a single, scored from first and Evans came home when Dick Green's relay throw from the outfield wen past third base. The A's scored twice in th Ihird inning off Boston starte Reggie Cleveland, 8-11. Gree opened with a single to rigr and went to~second on a sacr fice by Maxvill. North walkec Tenace singled home Green Sal Bando walked to load ih bases and Jackson delivered sacrifice fly to score North. Boston got its final run in th eighth when Beniquez singlec went all the way to third whe the ball was misplayed b Claudell Washington and score on a sacrifice fly by Rico Pe rocelli. But Oakland came up with ai insurance run in the bottom o the eighth when Joe Hudi dou bled and scored on a throwin error by Doug Griffin. It niversity of emia fund. Blyleven, somewhat of a dis- ipoinlment this year ed off his five-hitter. "I got ________ contrast in pitching, styles head of the hitters with my the veteran Cuellar, who relies stball, I had them swinging. on a mixture of breaking pitches and rarely goes to his fast- ght and walked only one. It was only Blyleven's fourth Carew led off the sixth inning victory over the Orioles in 12 . . . , . . . , , . . _ v r - t: ith a single, moved to second decisions during his five sea a walk to Larry Hislc and cored when Killebrew ripped a who suffered his third straight setback, is now 13-6 against the eld. Hisle scored oh a single Twins in nis career. y Bob -Darwin to make it 3-1. FAYETTEVILLE SPEEDWAY Wed.-Thurs. · Aug. 14-15 · 8 p. m. ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE AT WHIT CHEVY, FAYETTEVILLE. Tickets $3 Adults; $1 Kids, Day of Show at Speed-way ADVANCE $2.5O Adults SOc Children Former Peace Corps Director Wins Sedan Race At Talladega TALLADEGA, Ala (AP) -Nick Craw, who resigned Friday as director of the Peace ^orps, drove a BMW to an easy victory Saturday in a 100-mile Goodrich Radial .event for small sedans. A 200-mile race for heavier, BERKELEY, Calif. CAP) -A pair of touchdowns by rookie running back Harold Hart and the pinpoint passing of veteran Ken Stabler led the Oakland Raiders to a 28-16 National Football League exhibition victory over the Atlanta Falcons Indians' Bell Injures Knee CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland Indians third baseman Buddy Bell was placed on the 21-day disabled list Saturday and outfielder Tommy Smith was called up from Oklahoma City to fill the vacancy. Bell, who injured his right knee playing basketball during the off-season, reinsured il Thursday in the Indians' 4-3 loss to the Tigers at Detroit Smith was batting .310 for Oklahoma City, with 66 runs bat ted in and 10 home runs. Bell joins second baseman Jack Brohamer on the disables list. Brohamer has a pullet muscle but will return to the roster Wednesday. First base man-catcher John Ellis am center fielder George Hendrick also are out of the lineup with pulled muscles. Hale Irwin Honored DENVER (AP) - U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin has bee elected to the Colorado Gol Hall of Fame and will be in ducted Sept. 12. Irwin will join the late Babe Zaharias, Charles I.ind am' Dave Hill, who were inducte 1 In inaugural ceremonies las year. Invin, a former Big Eigh football player at the Univer lily of Colorado, was one of th ·tale's finest amateur golfer before he turned professional. t the University of California aturday. Hart, a 6-foot, 206 : pound No. 1 draft choice from Texas outhern, scored on funs of 29 nd 11 yards to cap first-half r i v e s featuring Stabler's assing as the Raiders ran leir pre-season record to 2-0. .tlanta dropped to 1-1. There were no pickets at Memorial Stadium, where the Rai- lers have a 5-1 record. A crowd f 34,319 attended - possibly educed by dissatisfaction with he NFL lavor dispute and a ocal transit strike. Stabler completed nine of 11 passes for 111 yards in the first lalf, most of a 57-yard drive n the first quarter and on a 76-yard march in the second period as the- Raiders took a .4-3 halftime lead. Oakland added a pair of 'ourth-period touchdowns on a 12-yard pass from rookie Larry Dick Allen Leads Chicago Past Indians CLEVELAND (AP) Dick tight end Kent on Lawrence's Lawrence to ·aydos and seven-yard run. Atlanta scored on R. A. Coppedge's 27-yard field goal in the second quarter and on a two-yard run by Molly McGee with 1:57 remaining in the game. The Falcons ended the scoring on a one-yard pass from Pat Sullivan to Henry Childs with 23 seconds remaining. Jack Nicklaus and South Africa's Bobby Cole and two over J r e e n and eagle-shooting Frank Beard, tied at 209. Player was even par 210. Trevino attributed some of ils success to an old, discarded Duller in the attic of a house he s renting close to the Tan- 5lewood course here this week. "It's the Mayberry house," he said. "On Tuesday, I was rummaging through the attic and I run across this old putter of Mr. Mayberry's--it was my kind of stick--flat, hook-faced and with a paddle grip. Underneath the grip it had a paper binding. I don't like rubher." Trevino said he was glad to substitute for his old blade. "When you look at one of these things long enough you want to get rid of it," he said, adding: "Like your wife." Trevino warned his rivals that he plans to come out with his guns blazing in Sunday's 18- hole showdown. "I've never won the PGA and I've never been this close be- Allen drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a single and Wilbur Wood became the major league's .first 18-'game winner, leading the Chicago White Sox to a 5-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians Saturday. Chicago jumped out to an early lead in the first inning when Pat Kelly and Jorge Orta singled in front of Allen's 31st home run of the season. Cleveland scored a run in the bottom of the first on Tom McCraw's fourth homer of the eason. The White Sox added two more runs in the top of the fourth when Brian Downing doubled to left and scored on Kelly's single. After Kelly stole second, Allen drove in his fourth run with a single to cen fore," he said. "I'm going for broke. I may shoot an 80, I may shoot 65, but I'm going for it." Farmington Grid Practice The coaching staff at Farmington has announced the fall football practice will get underway August 14 for both senior and junior high gridders. The seniors will work out at 3:00 in the mornings and the junior high squad will practice at 4:00 each afternoon. Coaches for this year's team will be Charlie Phillips working with the senior unit and Randy Center with the junior high team. Trevino didn't rush out to the practice lee to hit balls after his big round. "After shooting that 66 Friday, I didn't practice at all. I didn't hit a ball. I ate a sandwich, played tennis for an hour, jogged, had dinner and then played basketball. "After watchin Sanford and Son, I went out like a light." The onetime golf hustler from El Paso, Tex., one of the game's most intriguing personalities, sa.Id he would follow the same routine Saturday night. "The idea is to get yourself so tired that you drop off lo sleep right away," ,he said. "I don I want to wak cup and start having nightmares about that double bogey I took In the fourth hole. "But, like everybody else, ter. Wood, who has lost 13 'games scattered seven Cleveland hits striking out three batters and walking one. Dick Bosman, 5-1 was chased from the game i the fourth inning after givin; up five runs on nine hits. Redskins Trade ForDeaconJone CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- Th W a s h i n g t o n Redskins a n nounced Saturday the acquis tion of former all-pro defensiv end Deacon Jones in a trad with the San Diego Chargers. In addition to the 35-year-ol Jones, the Redskins gained future draft choice and gav the Chargers a future dra choice, neither of which wa identified. Jones, a 6-foot-4 272-pounde who played collegiate ball a South Carolina Stale, will enle his 13th season in the Nation Football League. He played t\v seasons with the Chargers afte spending 10 years with the L Angeles Rams. The all-pro 1965 through 197 voted the lop player in the NF in 1967-68, was a 14th-roun draft pick by the Rams in 1961 lyou can bet I'll be nervous," TERMITES? 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