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niiimiiniiniiniDiiHiiiNii! in innim ininiiii mil Professional Baseball ll!!l!]ini!ll!ll[llll!l!l!llllll! lliinijlli'llllllllllll [III1IIII innilllllllUllll Dy The Associated Press Finn! Standings National League East Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Oct. 3, 1974 Q 13 But Shofnet's Crew Is Much Improved TCU Rated The Underdog x-Pittsbrg SI. Louis Philaphia Montreal New York Chicago W r. Pet. 88 74 .543 86 75 .534 80 82 .494 79 82 .491 GB 8 VA 71 91 .438 17 66 96 .407 22 West X-L. Angeles 102 60 .630 -Cincinnati 98 64 .605 4 Atlanta 88' 74 .543 14 Houston 81 81 .500 21 San Fran 72 90 .444 30 San Diego 60 102 .370 42 x-elinched division title Wednesday's Results San Diego 9, San Francisco 5 Pittsburgh 5, Chicago 4, 10 innings Atlanta 13, Cincinnati 0 Philadelphia 3, New York 2, 10 innings Los Angeles 5, Houston 4, 10 innings St. Louis at'Montreal, can celled, rain American League Final Standings W L Pet. GB x-Baltimore 91 71 .562 -New, York 89 73 .549 2 Boston 84 78 .519. 7 Cleveland 77 85 .475 14 Detroit 72 90 .444 19 West x-Oakland 90 72 .556 -Texas 84 . 76 .525 5 Minnesota - 82 80 .506 8 Chicago 80 80 .500 9 Kan City 77 85 .475 13 California 68 94 .420 22 x-vvon division title Wednesday's Results Baltimore 5, Detroit 4 Texas 2, Minnesota 1 Chicago 5, Kansas City 4, 12 innings Cleveland 8, Boston 6 New York 2, Milwaukee 1 California 3, Oakland 2 TCU and Arkansas have met 50 times in football, with the Uazorbacks holding a 28-20-2 edge. Arkansas lias gained that advantage by virtue of a 15- gamfi winning streak dating back to 1959. The Frogs are underdogs again this year for their game with Arkansas at Fort Worth Saturday night, but were encouraged by a strong showing in a 9-7 loss to Minnesota last week. TCU's defense was in the| spotlight in the Minnesota 1 game. Led by safely Terry Drcnnan's 14 tackles, the defensive unit completely corraled Minnesota All-America candidate Rick Upchurch, holding, him to 28-yards rushing. For the third consecutive game, TCU made a great goal- line stand. This.time the Frogs stopped the Gophers on four plays from the TCU 12 with Drennan making the big fourth- clown stop. -TCU fullback Mike Luttrell. twice an All-Southwest Conference consensus pick, now has l,i)59''career rushing yards. That leaves him 659 shy of the legendary Jim Swink's school career mark with eight games left. · Luttrell, the SWC's leading receiver, caught two passes against the Gophers lo up his season total catches to 13. He has 2,211 tandem offense yards, Pokes Test Rogers In Home Corral; Ramay Indians Trek To Harrison (AP Wirephoto) EASTERN DIVISION CHAMPS .. .are the Pittsburgh Pirates who finished the regular season l'/2 games in front oj the St. Louis Cardinals. Above, Pirate teammates greet outfielder Al Oliver, right, after he scored the game-winning run in a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday night in Pittsburgh. The Bucs are now pitted against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League p!ayo//s · With 10 Inning Victory Leaders League Bucs Secure Pennant By The Associated Press National League BATTING (400 at bats)-Garr, All, .353; A.Oliver, Pgh, .321. R U N S-Rose, Cin, 110; Schmidt, Phi, 108; Bench, Cin, 108. RUNS BATTED IN -- Bench, Cin, 120; Schmidt, Phi, 116. HITS -- Garr, All, 214; D.Cash. Phi, 206. DOUBLES--Rose, Cin, 45; A.Oliver, Pgh, 38; Bench, Cin, 38. TRIPLES--Garr, All, 17; A.Oliver, Pgh, 12. HOME RUNS--Schmidt, Phi, By BILL KENNAN Of the TIMES Sports Staff The Woodland Cowboys a r e still looking for their first win of the season this week while the Ramay Indians are hoping to remain on the winning side of the ledger. The Cowboys play Rogers Oakdale this week- at Harmon Field while Rarpay is on (he road this week with the Harrison Goblins. The Cowboys played well last week yet escaped with only a 0-0 tie with Springdale Central in what turned out to be an all out defensive struggle. The Pokes completely siiut dowr Central's offense while moving pretty well on their own, bu not good enough to score some points. "We watched quite a bit of film this week," said Wood land head coach D i c k Harris. "I think our kids realize tha we broke down. We threw passes to the wrong people; we made bad cuts and our hacks weren't hitting the right holes.' It was the kind of thing tha Harris and his aides could do nothing about but watch .. horror. "We knew it was happening during last week's game, but we couldn't do any thing about it. Our line die! a good job, but our backs jus weren't getting through the holes," philosophized Harris. It was actually' the defens- that kept the Pokes in goo position last week and looking at Rogers this week's opponent it will take another good defen sive effort to win. "We playcc good defense' last week.' r e m e m b e r e d Harris. " B u Rogers has a good sized tearr and an outstanding runnin back in Marty H e y n e. It wil ;ake another real good etfor from our defense plus tewe mistakes from our offense t win this week." On paper the whole situatio looks pretty promising for th "I really think the Lord had something to do with this ball- game," said Pittsburgh catcher Manny Sanguillen. "I just thank God we were able to do The Lord may have helped but Chicago catcher Steve Swisher didn't hurt either as the Pirates clinched the National League East Division championship Wednesday night with a wild 5-4, 10-inning victory over the Cubs. Chicago had the game won with two -out and a man on third in the bottom of the ninth. Cubs' right-hander Rick Reuschel .struck out pinch hitter Bob Robertson for what would have been the final out but Swisher let the pitch get away from him for a passed ball and Sanguil- len raced home from third to send the game into overtime! One inning later Sanguillen drove in the winning run with f. bases-loaded infield single and he Bucs were on their way to he National League playoffs. They wind up VA. games ahead of the runnerup St. Louis Cardinals who were rained put at Montreal. That game will not ]e made up. The Pirates start the best-of- ve NL playoffs Saturday afternoon against Los Angeles in Pittsburgh. Elsewhere, ,Los Angeles edged Houston 5 4 in 10 innings; Atlanta bombed Cincinnati 13-0; Philadelphia shaded New York 3-2 in 10 innings and San Diego dumped San Francisco 9-5. Chicago unloaded on Pirate starter Jim Rooker for four runs in the first and the Bucs spent the rest of the night playing catch-up. Robertson, who celebrated his 28th birthday Wednesday by turning in the game's big play -- the clutch ninth-inning strikeout -- drenched Manager Danny Murlaugh, a non-drinker, with a gallon of milk. Braves 13, Reds 0 Hank Aaron closed out his eventful season with his 20th homer, No. 733 lifetime, but refused to say ,it was his last _ame. He said earlier in the season this would be his last campaign, but has been having second thoughts lately. Phil Niekro hurled a four-hitter for Atlanta to become the National League's second 20- game winner. Dodgers S, Astros 4, 10 Innings John Hale singled and Lee Lacy doubled him home in the 10th to give reliever Charlie Hough, 9-4,-the win. Phillies 3, Mets 2, 10 innings Bill Robinson won it for Philadelphia with a sacrifice fly off starter and loser Jon Matlack. Padres 9, Giants 5 San Diego scored four times in the ninth inning.to win it. owboys. The Woodland defense iayed well enough to win and le offense with Greg Montez, oe West and Brett Parker, has he talent to score points. But vhen the kickoff Whistle is lown it will all boil down to hciher the offense can avert nough mistakes to put some aluable points on the board. RAMAY VS. HARRISON Ramay head coach Geralc iaily will take his g r o u p of lamay Indians all the way to larrison for a contest with a joolin team that has not lost a game in two years. "They lave a fine team," said Daily. 'They have good size and a ine running back. On defense hey have tile best junior high inebacker I've seen. I'd com pare him with Ned Parette who ilayed for us last year. We bought Parette was a fine player then. Otherwise theii jersonnel is just about like lurs. 1 think we can play pretty evenly with them." The Indians are still withoul he services of Curtis Mahone a standout tailback, hut the res of the offense seems to have aken up the slack in style. Th Tribe seems pretty confiden about the offensive abilitj vhich, this week, will includi he option and a few more lasses. "We'll run the option his week and try to use ou wingback a bit more. Then too f we get good field position we'll let Todd Darter throw." Danny Wallers, an eight! grader, will get a shot at starting position this week He'll move in with the offens at wingback. Gregg Hall is stil hurting from a leg injury an will probably see only limite duty. In his place D a i 1; will use Mike Dillard. Ii addition. Mark Lichtner wi move into the defensive secom ary. "Really this is the best wee practice." Daily concluded Our kids have really worket ard to get ready for Harrison think we're going lo play a ood ball game." STARTING LINEUPS WOODLAND OFFENCE SE -- Terry Salsburry RT -- Rice Brewer RG -- Billy Hodneet C -- Mik Jones LG -- Brad Cole LT -- Bill Murray TE -- Mqlcom McPhearson QB -- Brett Parker NM -- Joe West TB -- Greg Montez WB -- Jim Herrington DEFENSE DE -- Rice Brewer DT -- Jim Powell MN -- Joe West DT -- Malcorne McPhearson DE -- Jim Herrington LB -- Billy Murray LB -- Bill Sweetzer MM -- Brad Cole HB -- Max Thomas HB -- Jay Trumbo S -- Terry Salsburry RAMAY OFFENSE SE --Ty Hoskins T -- Wendell Harris G -- Mellon Newman C -- Mike Dillard G -- David Eland T -- Doug Baird . TE -- Eddie Nichols QB -- Todd Darter FB -- Jackie Eiland TB -- Bobby Fitts WB -- Danny Walters DEFENSE DE -- Bobby Wallis DT -- Doug Baird NM -- Melton Newman DT -- David Eland DE - Jackie Eiland LB -- Ty Hoskins LB -- Brett Garton MM -- Mike Dillard LBH -- Eddie Sugg RHB -- Mark Lichtner S -- Todd Darter behind Ross Montgomery 10 ranks second in the record ok. : LITTLETON HELPS . For the first time this season,, , uttrell had some help in the lining department. Ronnie ttleloti averaged six yards per arry (7 for 42 ) against the ophers and also caught a uchdown pass. "This is what we've been oking for all year," said ach Jim Shotner, "someone take some of the pressure f of Luttrell. Ronnie showed ime sparks that should help s. A back has lo have the jility lo pick up some yardage n his own. : "You can't expect the line- icn to knock everyone down i every play. Ronnie did this gainst Minnesota and I think ow that our opponents will ave to respect him outside." . Shofner also praised the play ' freshman wide receiver Mike cnfro. The son of former pro real Ray Renfro caught three asses for 50 yards, and had 41-yard run on a reverse to et up TCU's touchdown. He 'is veraging 16.4 yards per eception. "I've said all along that Mike i a super talent and I still ay so," says Shofner. "He has real hands and feel for the all and is the type who can o something with it after making the catch. AN INCH AWAY "We're just an inch away rom being a good football earn. I've been saying that if our defense could hang in there or a couple of weeks until our offense caught up then we could play with people. Well, that ime had better be now because we open Southwest Conference llay with Arkansas. \ "I felt pur offense really came into its own in lliat last drive against Minnesota. We were able lo move Ihe ball the lenglh of Ihe field in the last minute when they knew what we had to do - pass. · ; "Lee Cook showed a lot ot poise at quarterback in that jrive despite the fact that h'e lad been intercepted three limes. A good quarterback has lo shake off the bad things and Lee did. "I think our defense can play with anyone. They are little but make up for it with their scrappy play. Actually, they didn't give up a point against Minnesota as their touchdown and field goal came after turnovers. "I'm pleased with our team. We have improved each week and I think we will continue to do so. 1 Ihink we 'will surprise some people this season.-' Fall Ozark Society Meeting To Be Held In Russellville By AUBREY SHEPHERD TIMES Outdoor Writer This Saturday the annual fall meeting of the Ozark Society is to be held in the Student Center Ballroom on the campus of Arkansas Polytechnic College in Russellville. The public is invited to attend the two-day meeting of this very importanl environmental organization. The first day's activities will be of interest to everyone concerned for the quality of life. The second day's meeting will be principally of interest to members only. Following is a list of the weekend's activities: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 10:00--President's address: Joe Nix, President, Ozark Society ASU Indians Drills Encouraging JONESBORO,- Ark. (AP) -Coach Bill Davidson said his Arkansas State University Indians' football practice Wednesday was encouraging. Davidson cited the throwing 9f quarterbacks Steve Burks «nd James Flynn as the high point of the Indians' practice lession. The workout marked the midway poinl In the Indians' preparation for Eastern Michigan. No more contact sessions are planned before Saturday's non- conference game, which begins at 1:30 p.m. in the new Indian Stadium. Practices" have been progressing rapidly and the team has kept a good attitude despite losing its season-npener to Loui- liana Tech 20-7, Davidson said. 10:30--A River and Its Flood Plain: Jim Smith. Fisheries Biologist, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, (A portion of Mr. Smith's presentation will be a film en- tiled, "Planning for Floods.") 11:20--Environmental L e a d e r s i p : Chriss Therell Delaporle, Oklahoma Tourist and Recrealion Department 12:20--Lunch (everyone on their own) 1:30--Agricultural Irrigation with Wastewater Effluent: John Marsh, President, Engineering Enterprises Consulting Engineers and Geologists (A portion of Mr. Marsh's presen- laion will be a film entitled "Waste Water Bonanza.") 2:20--Outdoor Recreation anc the Environment: Kirk Breed Recreation Resource Planner Oklahoma Tourist and Recre ation Department, (A portion ol Mr. Breed's presentation will be a film entitled "Oklahoma's SCORP.") 3:10--Break 3 : 3 0 -- . F o r g i n g a n E n - vironmental Ethic on the Illinois River: David Strickland President, S c e n i c Rivers Association of Oklahoma, (A portion of Mr. Strickland's presentation will be a film e n t i t l e d , "The Region...In Change.") 4:20 -- Trail Development in Ozark Society Land: Boh Ferris, Attorney and Editor ol the Tulsa Canoeing and Cam ping Newsletter 5:10--Break 7:00--Banquet: West Dining Room of Arkansas Tech Cafe teria ($3.00 per person) 8:30--After Dinner program (to be announced) SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 9:00 -- Business Meeting: Student Union Ballroom Il:30-Adjourn AIC Stat Battle Getting Much Closer LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The battle for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference's football rushing honors has tightened. Mike Rubinski, Southern State College's 188-pound junior fullback, continues to lead the AIC's ball carriers with a total of 436 yards, but his margin over challenger Nathaniel Daniel of State College of Arkansas is shrinking. Daniel ranks second with 414 yards, but he is first in scoring with 64 points on nine touchdowns. Rubinski and teammate Leonard Nichols are tied for second in scoring with 24 points each. The rushing totals for Rubinski and Daniel also were good enough to rate them 1-2 in total offense. Jeff Smith of Harding continues to hold the lead in passing with 23 completions on 03 attempts and 337 yards. Smith's tola lof 344 yards rushing and passing ranks them third in total offense. Jack Barber and Perry Brown of Harding College remain on top in pass receiving with 12 catches each-and 211 and 114 yards, respectively. Larry Reeder of Southern State College has the best average on punt returns with 17 while Rick Gray of Arkansas Tech and J. D. Smith of Harding are waging a close battle for the lead in kickoff relurns with 26.1 and 25.6 averages each. Bo Atkinson of Henderson Stale College remains the top punter in the AIG with an average of 45.2 yards per kick. 36; Bench, Cin, 33. STOLEN BASES--Brock, StL 118; Lopes, LA, 59. .PITCHING (15 Decisions)-John, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.58 Messrsmlh, LA, 20-6, .769. 2.59. STRIKEOUTS--Carlton, Phi, 240; Messrsmth, LA, 221. American League BATTING- (400 at bats)-Carew, Min, .364; Hargrove, Tex, .323. .RUNS--Vstrzmskt, Bsn, 93; Grich, Bal, 92. RUNS BATTED IN--Burroughs, Tex, 118; Bando, Oak, 103, HITS--Carew, Min, 218: T.Davis, Bal, 180. DOUBLES--Rudi, Oak, 39; Scott. Mil, 36; KHenderson, Chi, 36; McRae, KC, 36. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 11; Otis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 32; R.Jackson, Oak, 29. S T O L E N BASES--North, Oak, 53; Carew, Min, 37. PITCHING (15 Decisions)-Champion, Mil, 11-4, .733, 3.63 Cuellar, Bal, 22-10, .688, 3.11. STRIKEOUTS-N.Ryan, Cal, 367; Blyleven, Min, 248. Pro Football By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W I, T Pet. PF PA Florida 10 4 0 .714 276 177 Charlotte 8 5 0 .615 304 197 Philaphia 6 8 0 .429 3 3 9 2 9 4 Jacksonv 4 10 0 .286 258 359 Central Division Memphis 12 2 0 .857 407 207 Birham 11 3 0 .786 353 278 Chicago 7 6 0 .538 3 2 7 3 4 1 Detroit 1 13 0 .071 209 359 Western Division S. Calif 10 4 0 .714 359 2ti6 Hawians 5 9 0 .357 2 4 5 3 3 9 Portland 4 9 1 .321 2 1 3 3 2 5 Shrvpt 4 9 1 .321 130 297 Wednesday's Results Florida 30, Philadelphia 7 Shreveport 14, Detroit 11 Memphis 47. Jacksonville 19 Southern California 26, Portland 22 Hawaiians 14, Birmingham 8 Thursday's Game Charlotte at Chicago, N, national TV \Vedncsday, October 9 Florida at Jacksonville, N Memphis at Charlotte, N Hawaiians at Philadelphia, N Portland at Birmingham N Detroit at Chicago, N Thursday, October 10 Shreveport at Southern California, N, national TV New Franchise BOSTON (AP) -- Joe Buza's, owner of the Pawtucket Red Sox of the International League and the Bristol Red Sox of the Eastern League, is adding an other club to his 1975 oper a lions. Possible Series Site NEWARK, Ohio (AP) -- Offi cials of the International Babe Ruth League inspected facil ities which would be used if the organization selects this city as the site of its 1976 World Series for teen-age boys' baseball. Newark is one of four cities being considered. The others are Pawtucket. R.I., Pueblo Colo., and Santa Ana, Calif. A decision about the 1976 lourna ment is expected in late No Ivembcr. 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