Cedar Rapids Gazette, September 25, 1974, Page 77

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 25, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa Kaline Sets Hits For Veteran Tiger Star By Alex Sachare Associated Press Snorts Writer A tie-breaking suicide sqcezt bunt by Andy Etchebarren, who doesn't get lo play all that much and is asked to bunt even less, catapulted the Baltimore Orioles past the New York Yan- kees and into first place in the torrid American League East Tuesday night. Etchebarren's squeeze bunt delivered Brooks Robinson with the winning run in the eighth inning and gave Hie Orioles a 5- 4 victory over (he Detroit Ti gers. The Yankees, who started the day wilh a one-game lead dropped a Iwi-night double header to the Boston Red Sox 4 0 and 4-2 and slid into second place, Kaline Mark Etchebarren's squeeze and Baltimore's climb to the top of the AL East took some of the glamor away from Detroit's Al Kaline, i whose fourth-inning double made him the 12th plaj cr an major league history to reach 3.000 hils for his career. What went through Kaline's mind after he reached the plateau? "I said a little prayer of thanks that I was able lo ac complish what I he said "I'm happy it's over with, but I'm sorry we didn't win. That would have capped it per fectly." Elsewhere in the American League, Milwaukee nipped Cleveland 4-3 in 11 innings, Cal ifornia defeated Kansas City 9-3 and Oakland trimmed Min- nesota 5-1. Chicago's double- header at Texas was rained oul. Rally To Win Trailing 4-3 afler seven in nings, Ihe Orioles tied the scon on doubles by Don Baylor am Robinson in the eighth. Robin- son moved to third on a wild pilch lo set Ihe stage for Etche barren's bunt. "So many things can go wrong on a suicide observed Orioles Manager Ear Weaver. "The sign has to be relayed from bench to coach to hitler nnd runner: Ihe pilcher'5 got lo put the pitch within hit Unbeatens Prairie and The Collar (iiwUe: Wed., 25. 1 (J is Clash Missing Connections Tclcpholo Happy Moment for Kaline Detroit's Al Kaline shared a moment with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Kaline after- clouting his hit off Dave McNally of the Orioles, Tuesday at Baltimore. ting distance, and the battei has to make contact. It's a 50' 50 chance." The Orioles had the right 50. although Etchebarren gave more than a little cause foi concern. "Andy looked like he couldn't believe the squeeze was said Robinson, watching the play from third, i He believed, he just couldn'l let, on. "I knew they might put it Etchebarren said. "I saw the sign but I didn't answer, because I forgot what the an- swer was." Third base coacli Billy Hunt- er almost called time out lo protect Robinson, but decided to let the play develop. "Andy looked at me so in- Hunter said, "that I thought he had the sign." Etchebarren, who has played in just 58 games this year and had only one previous sacrifice, laid his bat on the high curve- ball from Tigers relief ace John Miller and tapped the ball down the first base line. There was no play on Robinson, who scored with Hie winning run, and Etchebarren even beat it out for single. Long Time The 39-year-old Kaline, play- ing in the game of a 22- year career, is the first player lo reach since the late Roberto Clemcnlc did it on the final day of the 1972 season. It's been nearly years since an American Leaguer achieved the feal. Wash Runners Capture Quad Washington high captured the first three places en route to a cross-country quadrangular vic- tory Tuesday at Noclridge Park. Wash had 2G points, Betlcmlorf 'Ifi, Dubuque Hempslead (i2 and Dubuquc Senior Wash is 6-0. Pete Hoover won in followed by David Korir and Tim Lovwick and Mike; Hupp of Senior and Doug Miller of Bol- Icndorf. Hcllcmlorf wiiii bolli Hie jun- ior varsily and sophomore meets. 1'liO IIOCKKY STIt. load the bases, Slennclt scored even cozier as the Dodgers beat Atlanta 2-1 in 10 innings. They remained five games ahead of By Bruce Lowitt' AP Sports Writer Willie Stargcll jvas playing hurt. But that was nothing com- pared lo Ihe [lain he was in- flicting on Ihe St. Louis Cardi- nals. "This time of the year, you've just got to play with forget about There's no Pills- grounder, Cincinnali pennant-clinchin her to three. Other Games In oilier National Robertson and Richie Hebner shoved the Pi- rales un [up 2-1 before Parkei Probable Lineups PHAIRIE -Jim Jclt lldniilloi, T--Cr.--ki John- Hovt TV Cl.irk (1851 Monrw sirowv Sieve McArlor (ISO) or Tcrrv Fcve (UO) Heed (200) REGIS Quimt Tom Merfcld (175) Mochfll Pal McGralli Zelsor Jaime Zacliar Burrows (195) (150) Dolan (192) Time and Place: Kingston stndiui By Steve AllspacCi It'll be the umpteenth renewal of the old "immovable object" facing, the "irresistible when the Regis and Prairie; football (cams collide Thursday night at Kingston stadium. I The Iwo unbeaten squads: I (both 3-0) have been pronounced' 100 percent healthy by head coaches Tom Good of Regis and Gary Leeper of Prairie for the contest. "It's a little like going be- fore a firing squad, said Leeper, in Ws first, year at the Prairie helm. "You have no inkling of which guy is going to blast you." He was referring, of course, lo the explosive Regis attack which has scored 58 and 48 points in its last two games and has used several running backs. Tiernan Dolan, a hard-charg- ing 192-pounder who figured to be the Royals lop runner, was injured in the first game of the year and has seen limited action since. That hasn't bothered the Royals, with Kurt Downey (150) and Jim Kalish (192) taking up Ihe slack. Those Iwo, plus iDolan, will open against Prai- rie. Ed Pochobradsky (ICO) will again start at quarterback, but junior Tom Pagan is slaled for plenty of action. "We hope we can stay with said Lccpcr "They've got an awesome running at- tack and you can't key on any one back." On Ihe other hand, Regis' vet- eran mentor Tom Good pointed out the dangerous striking abi- lity of Prairie. "They've got two or League burgh's huge slugger said Tues- day night after his three-run lomer helped power the Pi- rates past the Cards in more ways than one. His 24th homer of the year lot only contribuled mightily lo he Hues' 7-3 victory, but it reined vault Ihem over St. and into a one-half game cad in the National League drilled a two-run pinch-single to Sasl. games, Cincinnati beat Houston 5-1, Philadelphia downed New York G-3, San Diego edged San Francisco 3-2 and, in a double- header, Chicago beat Montreal G-4 before the Expos bounced back to romp 11-2 in the second game. Stargell had been hit on the In the seventh. Slennett and Oliver singled before Star- gell unloaded his booming homer lo left-center field off Rich Folkers. Dodgers 2, Braves 1 The Dodgers can clinch a lie for the West Division crown in their last home game tonight. "It would be great lo do it at said Ron Cey, whose eighth-inning home run brought cighth- ln Ihe West Division, Los An- be the winning run. urn, im m me Dof] right wrist by p.lch in Iho sixth inning, when Dave Parker drilled a two-run pinch-single to "But ll docsnlt give the Pirates what proved vc ;1 lo1 of brcaks bul a three AMERICAN LEAGUE Ens! W L Pel. GB nore fi.l 71 .5.12 York B.I 72 .533 Vi n Mt 7-1 .519 31'? lukce 75 81 .JS1 9'A "Ilicaqo cllv .561 -bl'9 .516 75 Tuesday's Games Boston New York 0-2 Chicago al Texas, 2, cpd., n Milwaukee J, Cleveland 3, I Ballimore 5, Detroit 4 falilornla 9, Kansas City 3 Oakland 5, Minnesota l I Texas (Haraan 12-8 and'Bibbv 7 p.m. Milwaukee (Slnlon 13-1-1) at Cleveland Peterson p.m. Detroit (Lolich 16-19) al Oailimorc jrimsloy n.in. -nla I p.m. issler .s-11) at Kansas Cilyj Brilcs rur.. Minnesota (Blylcvon 16-16) al Oakla Hunlcr 2-1-12 or Abbott 11 n.m. Thursdays Games Chic.tqo at Texas, 2, 7 D.m. Boston al Detroit, ft p.m. Calllornia at Kansas City, n.m. A'imnesola at Oakland, 11 p.m. Only games scheduled NATIONAL E.1SI By !ht seventh inning, though, the pain was the fur- thest thing from Willie's mind. "I wasn't, even thinking about it he said. "I'm not one to do much phil- osophizing insofar as what this Slargell said of the victory. "I figure, we're in first that doesn't mean too much. There's another game tomorrow night." Agree Both managers agreed. "The games are all big out. there said Pittsburgh's Danny Murtaugh. "livery game we play against each oilier means Iwo in Ihe standings." And Red Sehoendienst warn- ed: "They've got filings going for them now. They're making all Ihe plays. But they're not out of the woods yet." John Curtis stymied Pills- jburgh on Ihree hils before sin- jgles by Hennie Stunned and I Manny Sanguillen got Ihe Bues ning in the sixlh. Slargell was bit by a pilc'b lo club makes ils own breaks. That's what happened lo us. Thai's part of success." The break against the Braves was having knuckleballer Phil Nicltro pitching for Atlanta. He had one-hit Los Angeles before Ccy liomcred. Then, in the 10th, Steve Yeager doubled with two oul, the Dodgers loaded Ihe bases on Iwo walks and Yeager dashed home when catcher Johnny Gates couldn't handle one of Niekro's flutter- ing pilches. guys in there that can throw the ball and give you sorts of problems on defense. "We'll expect them lo run the ball and it will definitely be our toughest game of the year." Prairie will counter Regis' offense with a stout defense dial lias been led by line- backer Ty Clark. Defense has been the key for the Hawks and earlier limited highly- regarded Decoraft to a single touchdown in a 12-7 win. The contest is a Regis home game and the Royals' fans will .sit on liie west siiie of Kingston, Prairie boosters on the cast. j The sophomore game is sell for at Regis. KHAK will i broadcast Ilic varsity lilt on 98.1 j FM, beginning al you like In feel sorry tor fnuluull teams with misery, catch the Iowa Slatc-Brii'ham Young game ,-it Ames Saturday. You already know about Iowa Slate's woe1: losing quarterback Buddy Hardeman for the season with a knee injury (and subsequent operation) suffered on the first play of the game at Washington last week. While the Cyclones have lost their best pitcher-runner, Brigham Young iias lost its best pass receiver. Indeed, make that Ihe best one in the least by last year's sta- tistics. Dennis Howard, the young man who bents the drums in advance for BYU, stopped by Wodncsda" We don't know how Dcnnv keens his c'-'ps dry in Idling such tragedies. .lav Miller. janioV split mid from Kan Calif., suffered a broken scapula in a non-con- tact pass drill two weeks before Ihe first game. From our sketchy knowledge of anato- my, Ihe scapula is awfully close to (he shoulder blade, which would make that a rare football injury. Clavicles, yes; scapulas, no. At any rate. Miller won't be able to suit up until next week at the earliest. Last year he led the U.S. in major-college pass receiving, catching an even 100 for yards and eight TDs. Apparently that leaves Hriijham Young's (inartcrliack, Gary Sheide, without anyone to play catch with. Sheide was second in Ihe U.S. last year, completing 177 of 294 for a whopping yards. Iowa State coach Earle Bruce knows all about Sheide. The Cyclones escaped with their football lives, 26-24 at Provo, Utah, last year. Sheidc's passes gained yards that day alone. Well, Sheide had only eight interceptions in 11 games last year. This year he has had eight in BYU's first TWO games. Not 'Another Namath' Small wonder BYU has lost both of them. But what a contrast to last year. In 1973 BYU was playing games with basketball scores: 56-21 over New Mexico, 45-14 over Weber Slate, 40-22 over Utah and over Texas-El Paso. Catch this: So far this season BYU has lost tii Hawaii and lo rival Iflah Stale 9-fi. "Our defense is much belter this scii- Howard said, the understatement ot the week. "In those two games our defense hasn't given up a touchdown, ye! we're 0-2. Hawaii beat us 15-13 with five field goals and Utah State did it 9-G with two. The good folks of the Latter Day Saints church (which supports BYU) must be a bit distressed to hear experts say Sheide reminds them of Broadway Joe Namath. Sheide even wears Joe's number, 12, but this doesn't mean Sheide patterns himself after on the field or off. Mailer of fad. Sheide joined the Mormon Dav Saints) last year. He n'no3 frin Concord. Calif. "Aboul. half of our football players are Mor- Howard said. "We rccruil quite a bit in California. Some of the players get interest- ed in us because they are Mormons, and others join the church after they come to school at BYU." At any rate, if misery loves company, that should be an interesting game at Ames Satur- day: The Cyclones without their lop pitcher and Brigham Young without their best catch- er. Pass the Hash year we enjoy sneaking at Dc- enrah's Quarterback club. We were there Tuesday night, and it was unusual to find Luther with an 0-2 record. Edsel Schweizer, who has coached many fine Lulher teams through the years, doesn't enjoy losing to Augustana (of Rock Island) and Valparaiso, but he is able to accept it philosophically. "We start in the Iowa conference Saturday at Upper Edsel pointed out. "We're very small this year and we have had an un- usual number of injuries. But if we can beat Upper Iowa it would do our club a lot oE. good." o o o Iowa knocked UCLA's John Sciarra from first to third in U.S. total offense. He had 390 in the opener, now has an average of 251.5. DALLAS Methodist (AP) Athletic Southern Director Dick Davis said Tuesday the Mustangs might re-schedule s-rinio of their Inme games lo the road unless attendance picks up. Only fans turned out in Ihe Colton Bowl Saturday lo ses SMU defeat Virginia Tech the team on the road for ils non-conference schedule. "We need to give Dallas a top-notch brand of football against Icams of some magni- tude. We've got clubs like Ala- Benton Girls Win Sectional VAN HORNE Cindy Wiech- man twirled a no-hitter and Ben- .011 Community blanked Norway 2-0 Tuesday to claim the girls sectional Softball title. District play starts next Monday at a site to be named. Wiocliman was nnf wilhouf bama, Ohio "Stale and as slle walk" comin" up Icd seven- Snc fanned five and Davis said Arkansas has pro- >osed lhat SMU play Ihe Razor- jacks each year at Little Rock or Fayctlcville. "I wouldn't be adverse to go- ng lo Arkansas Iwo years in a said Davis. lie said it was also "conceiv- able that we might have lo pul Pefrocelli "But I'm not bringing them in here and subjecting Ihem lo small crowds. If we continue lo draw as we are now I'd be hap- py lo lo Knoxvillc, Tusca- loosa or Birmingham." pitcher LuAnn Kimm slruck out eighl. Jolcne Picpcr had two of EC's four hils. ent. Comm........ 000 101 2 .1 .........coo CM 0 0 Wlechmann and Ransom; Klmm nnd Schulle. THURSDAY FB: Prairie at Reals, CC: Wash at I.C. Wesl, 5. CC: Jeff al Bcllendorf, 5. CC: Jen, Wash qirls at BGM Inv Gym: Jeff at Wash, Sur.: I.e., I.C. Wesl al Jelf.glrls, 7. VB: Hempslead al Kennedy, VB: Jeff at I.C. West, girls, May Retirej BOSTON (AP) Third base-' man Rico Pclrocclli of the Bos- Ion Red Sox says In: is consid- ering quilling busclxill. 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