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Berkshire Eagle (Newspaper) - July 21, 1965, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 24cThe Berkshire Eagle Wednesday July 211965 Red Sox Take EL Pittsfield Is Successful Despite 15 Left On Bases Shading York 43 as Elmira Loses Eastern Leaf ue Standings By TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS batten MacLeod lost Mi per White Rones Make Serious Threat On Wenz in 9th MacLeod Wins 10th In Row Johnsons Double Is Key By ROGER OGARA Like a guy who wastes his money yet succeeds in spite of himself the PittsfieldBerkshire Red Sox were atop the Eastern Baseball League this morning The formula was a couple of 43 games last night their own nervous win over York in the beginning of a home stand and Elmiras loss to Springfield Pittsfields lead of onehalf game is as thin as the edge it held over York notwithstand ing a big advantage in base hits and opportunities The Red Sox stranded 15 runners and the White Roses took the power play from the vaunted league home run leaders The first two of their three extra base hits put the White Roses back in contention and the third came within inches of trying the game in a thrilling ninth inning threat Checks Rally Fred Wenzi ihe big righthand ed fireball relief star made a typicalL rallystopping appear ance In behalf of jstartef Bill MacLeod Lefty MacLeooV who had been superb through the first six innings was tagged for two solid blows after setting down the first two batters in the eighth Open Wed Thurs Fri UNTIL 9 PrrhfieldLenox Road Wenz came on to fan dan gerous Hank Allen He made it three strikeouts in a row by knocking off Tom Norwood and Joe Klein in the ninth This looked like clear domin ation but wait Garry Holman blistered a 32 pitch up the mid dle and Jim French hit into left center for what looked like a double and a tie game It went for two bases all right but left fielder Chris Coietta prevented the ball from rolling to the fence and thus was able to hold Holman to third Wenz set tled down and got pinchhitter Barry Moore on a loft to short stop Allan Montreuil in short left center Hawkins vs Bosnian Pittsfield and York will meet in the second of the threegame set tonight at at Wahconah Park Probable pitchers and their records are lefthander for the Red Sox andrighthander Dick Bos man 36 for the White Roses Pittsfields ascent should heighten interest and bring mammoth crowds for the four game series with Elmira start ing here Friday night starring but stuttering save preserved the 10th straight win for unbeaten MacLeod Bill showed atremendous curve as he hold York scoreless and to one hit through iive innings As a matter of fact he deserved a shutout through six The York score in the sixth was unearned MacLeod also attained anoth er distinction By holding the opposition without a base on balls through the sixth he ran to 24 innings his skein of no passes Then when the poor fel low lost leadoff batter Jim Sny der in the seventh the free ticket proved costly Allen trip led to right center for what was the tying run Asplen Homers Still MacLeod had permitted but three hits through seven in nings and looked to be an even money bet to go the distance for the third time in a row Aft er he set down the first two men in the eighth his chances appeared brighter Here Bren nan Asplenhomered over the right center field barrier and Snyder singled solidly to right That was all for MacLeod Pittsfield came back to re gain the lead in its half of the Pittalteid 5JST JK Elmira 51 M 571 Williamsport 4131 M7 Springfield 4443 5M 7 York 3153 40411 Reading 33 M 37111 Last Nlfhti Kettdta V Pittsfield 4 York 3 Springfield 4 Elmira 3 Williamsport 4 Reading 1 Games tonight s York at Pittsfield Williamsport at Reading 2 Elmira at Springfield Games Tomorrow York at Pittsfield Williamsport at Reading Elmira at Springfield seventh With one away George Scott ripped his Sixth consecu tive hit in two games It was a fly single to right Montreuil bounced to Allen but the third baseman threw poorly in a force out try at second Owen John sons double to center scored both runners After starter BUI Haywood walked Felix Maldo nado he was withdrawn for Ca sey Cox Cox filled the bases with a pass to Jim Russin but prevented further trouble by get ting the next two batters Mac Leod struck out and Asplen made a sensational sitdown catch on Al Lehrers drooping fly in short right field York tied the score in the sev enth and but for some keen pressure pitching by MacLeod would have taken the lead Aft er Allens triple to right center brought the deadlock Hank had to nold on Norwoods ground out to Scott Then after a base on balls to pinchhitter Jack Jenkins MacLeod fanned Hol man and Reggie Smith pulled a neat running catch on Frenchs fly Coietta Doubles i Pittsfield broke a scoreless deadlock in the third With one away Coietta doubled to deep left center and scored on Smiths line single to center Scott singled on the line into left to send Smith to second but Johnson bounced into an inning ending double pldy The Red Sox increased their lead to 20 in the fifth when they again landed on Haywood for three hits With two out Smith singled off Norwoods glove into left center went to second on a passed ball and scored on Scotts line single to center Mon treuil also singled but Johnson went out on a grounder to Hay wood After retiring the first nine M off UN tenth with a Unite U eenUr After AWM popped out Betfvll stole aecort Bedell became the sec ond part of an unusual double play as be lost count of the outs and ran oa Snyders pop fly to Russia y Holman opened the York sixth by reaching on first baseman Russias error of his grounder Frenchs sacrifice bunt Hay woods single and Bedells force out of Haywood on a grounder to Scott brought the run Pittsfield wasted three hits hi the sixth Maldonado led off with a single to left but was cut down at the plate on an excellent re lay following Russins double to left The ball bounced off left fielder Mike Gardners chest but he recovered it quickly and threw to shortstop Norwood whose good throw to catcher French caught Maldonado French applied a good sealoff of the plate MacLeod popped out Lehrers single to left was hit too hard to bring in Russin who stopped at third and stayed there as Coietta was called out on strikes French made two great de fensive plays The York catch er pounced on Maldonados bunt down the third base line in the second and pegged quickly and accurately to first to make it a sacrifice instead of a hit In the seventh he raced to the front of the Pittsfield dugout to grab Smiths foul fly The score PITTSFIELD Lfhrar CoMita if Smith el Scott 3D MMtrwII u MMIM e rt Rosin 1b MttlMd f ef rt tk r M pt YORK AO I I 1117 bh ma 1 Oartiwr H KIM Ik HwflMeV iwf Iff Frmeh c Hiywood t Cox p Sehmr t xJwkim xxStaihoutt 33 J 7 J4 13 J or Oirdntr In 7th xxStruck out for Cox In llh xxxFlltd tut for Schrwr in tth PITTSFIELO Ml U UKHI York Ml and Montreal Norwood Snydor iM Holman H York RBISmith Scott Johnson 2 Bidtll AtplM AIM UCMtttfc Ruilin French IB SBaMM SSein MaMMM 75i 5 3 12 4 mt s 43 1 e 11 1 a J t do French MacLeod W IM Wtnt Norwood L M Cox Schntr hours 30 minutes and Phillips TOP NOTCH JWEIH DEALS ON 4 JIM Big tradein allowances on Long Miler 330 nyion tires Well buy the unused mileage on your present tires Long Miler 330s are built for the harddriving manrwith EasySteer shoulders for easier handling oh turnsand tough SuperSyn rubber to fight wearat high speeds eUckwall No Tradeto 1st 2960 2585 2960 635 560 635 2325 2025 2325 2845 6mtf Al priCTs plus tax Add far FREEHOUKTIM HO HONEY DOWM FULL SIZE FOLDING ALUWIrVUM LAWN CHAIR SPECIALLY PRICED 2 for 1 Service Special FRONT WH EELS BRAKE PACKED VgH ADJUSTMENT Brakes and adjusted adjurtad hibrieant fluid added If as nMdcd ryl I lit biHO of tires is priced as shorn at BJGoodriefc stores caopttUJMly priced at BJGoodriU dsakn aad at aM aract sUtioss dupiiyiof tat BfGoodrich The Tough Breed of Tires Is Priced As Shown At Your BF Goodrich Deaters Credit Available iMgct Tmn AvaMsle j UPTONS TIRE SERVICE 458 South St Pittsfield BE Goodrich 4439195 breed of tlm for the hanMfWng MR Red Sox Shorts Libclul PITTSFIELD REti SOX STAR Chris Coietta right Becomes a reserve in the US Army at swearingin cere monies yesterday at the Army Reserve Centeron Barker Road Capt Harold F Twitchell USAR is conducting the ceremony Coietta 20 a resident of West Warwick RI enlisted for six years and was assigned to duty as a rifleman with Company B 3rd Battalion 35th Infan try 187th Brigade The PittsfieldBerkshire Red Sox player will start six months of active duty sometime in September probably at Ft Dix NJ Wahconah Improvements Batting Cage Is Unveiled Screen Planned ior fence One major improvement was introduced at Wahconah Park last night and owner Joe Buzas of the PittsfieldBerkshire Red Sox revealed plans for another The improvement was the longawaited batting cage the answer to considerable criticism by visit ing managers Used by both teams in batting prac tice the cage proved a great success according to Buzas At the same time Buzas disclosed what he proposes to do next year concerning the center field fence President Rankin Johnson of the Eastern League on a recent visit here recommended that the barrier be moved from its present distance of 345 feet from home plate to 400 feet Buzas said that the cost of such a project would be prohibitive revealed that he intends to put a 16foot screen atop the fencei and extend it a distance of approximately 125 feet from one light pole to another in that waywell eliminate the line drive kind of homer he said Buzas said the screen will not solve the sun problem Buzas described the new cage as five times as large as the one that Manager Kirby Farrell of the Williamsport Mets called a nickel cage Parrell and other managers complained that they lost many rfoul balls during batting practice be causevof the inability to catch them Thiswill save all foul said Its constructed of steel and can be taken apart and stored The cage was built at Greylock Plastics Inc Fred B Hogan owner of the firm and president of the Diamondizers the Pittsfield clubs fan organi sation supervised construction Former Mates WiU Attend Day for Mark Former teammates of Mark Belanger will attend the day in his honor at Wahconah Park on Sunday afternoon when the El mira Pioneers for whom he plays shortstop will oppose the PittsfieldBerkshire Red Sox Scheduled to be present are young men who played with him on two outstanding clubs the Pittsfield High and Pittsfield American Legion champions of i960 and the 1962 Western Mas sachusetts championship basket ball team Members of each group will be introduced Belanger will be given a purse A certain percentage of the price ofeach ticket sold in advance will go to the fund Ticket sales are continuing at the four outlets These are Sam my Vincents Ray and Johns Package Store the Rosa Res taurant and Doms Wendell Bar ber Shop General chairman Da vid Mackie said the sale has bean good The ceremonies will start at Game time will be 2 Former Mayor Raymond L Haughey who made the trip to the national American Legion tournament at Hasting Neb In 1960 will be master of cere monies PUBLIC NOTICE BFGondrich Clearance All TIRES B F GOCDRiCH Must be sold to make room for new shipment Some Reduced As Much As 40 s Tire Service 458 South St Open Evenings Tel 44 4 39195 NOW RACING reen MOUNWN men M W nM flUIWRIN HK MI J MM I Readings tremendous Pony Night crowd of 7943 for the fi nale of the Pittsfield series Mon day night shows what a gim mick can to even for last place team It was the largest gathering ever to see a profes sional baseball game in Read ing The night before at tendance at Reading was 166 the smallest of the season By the way Pittsfields Pony Night has been scheduled for TuesdayAug 10 with York as the opponent A pony will be awarded by drawing that night to a lucky child Several bicycles and other prizes also will be awarded This well could be the night Pittsfield takes the league lead in attendance It generally had been expected that the Red Sox would be first when figures were released However that distinc tion belongs to Williamsport ac cording to the report from Pres ident Rankin Johnsons office through games of July 10 Wil liamsport with two special nights that drew combined gath erings of more than 9000 had 41271 Pittsfield was next with 40822 followed by Elmira 30 762 Springfield 39132 York 27228 and Reading 19864 John son said attendance was 10 per cent better than last year Thehome run former Pitts field player Jerry Moses made in his debut with WinstonSalem of the Carolina League came at the expense of pitcher Ted Friel of Pittsfield Friel starting his first game for the St Louis Cardinals Raleigh club had a shutout until the ninth inning Then backtoback hom ers beat him 21 Incidentally Moses played left field in that game The winning pitcher was Paul Dowd a Detroit boy who spent the spring training period at Cicala Fla with Plttsfieldlt was Dowds seventh win against two losses He struck out 10 Friel fanned six The bloop double Pittsfield pitcher Pete Magrini hit against Reading on Sunday snapped a Jiitless skein of 34 times at bat Speaking of good hitting pitch ers John Hawkins has batted in six runs in 31 trips tothe plate And Bill MacLeod and John Boyle are the only Pitts field pitchers with home runs Still seeking their first hits of the season are John Thibdeau 29 at Dave Gray 15 and Fred Wenz Pittsfield has clinched the sear son series with Reading It has beaten the Indians 15 times Reading has won seven The teams are scheduled for six moregames Yorks potato catching corps has been dissolved with tiie de parture of Tom Fries He has quit after batting only 184 Fries was second string to Jim French Howie Bedell the 30year old York center fielder who led the league at the last release of av erages batted196 in 58 games for the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 In August of that year he was returned to Louisville of the American Association He earned his major league chance by hitting in 43 consecutive games for Louisville in 1961 Be dell is a coach at The Hill School in Pottstown Pa 65 miles from York Joe Theis the veteran catcher who was released several weeks ago has remained in Pittsfield He is working in the transporta tion department at the General Electric Company He and his wife are living in Dalton Ricky Popowski 12yearold son of Manager Eddie Popowski of the Red Sox and Jason Bu zas 13yearold son of Joe Bu zas the Pittsfield Owner will leave tomorrow for three weeks at the Ted Williams baseball camp in Lakevilie Theyll be accompanied by their fathers Both will be guests of the famed exBoston slugger Ricky accompanied his father on the latter part of the recent trip He had his first look at Wahconah Park yesterday Mr and Mrs Alex Gray of Ogden Utah parents of Pitts field pitcher Dave Gray are here for a oneweek visit They are accompanied by their eight yearold daughter Laurie The Grays left Ogden by automo bile on Saturday morning and arrived here early yesterday aft ernooni Johnson the clutch hero again has hit in 11 straight games York catcher Jim French probably is the hardest worker at hit position in the Eastern League With the departure of Tom Fries hli understudy French is the only fullfledged backstop on the rotter He re cently caught S3 Innings in the span of SO hours He admitted he was quite tired at the end If something should happen to French outfielder Brennan Asp len couW take his place How ever because French does such an outstanding Job behind the plate and MU well Manager Billy Waul uses him fulltime French will be J4 old not A And ver Ohio he received a degree from Ohio University with a ma jor in mathematics He Is ing at the University of Indiana for a masters degree in finance and economics French is solidly built 175 pounds and S feet 7 This is only his second season of professional baseball He broke in last year with Rocky Mount NQ of the Carolina League Making their first appearance for York in Pittsfield are pitch ers Dave Stenhouse and Jack Jenkins and infielder Jim Snyrt der Stenhouse was optioned to York by the parent Washington Senators after they tried him for a short time at Hawaii of the Pacific Coast League Jenkins was promoted from Burlington of the Carolina League Snyder a veteran was with York 10 years ago He was obtained from t he Minnesota organization Three pitchers who were here earlier no longer are with York George Angell and Carl Middle dorf haveljeen sentdown to Bur lington arid Ray Heiser has been placed on the disabled list It was Pittsfield National Bank Nights The bank set up an award plan similar to that used by oth er sponsoring organizations The Pittsfield Boys Club was the beneficiary These were t h e i awards for Red Sox feats 5 each for doubles and triples and each for home runs and dou ble plays According to our cal culations the bank will present the sum of 25 to the Boys Club Wonder Bread will sponsor toi nights contest The Pittsfield Little Leagues will be the bene ficiary with the same cash award program in effect Belangers Average Is236 Mark Belanger former Pitts field High star athlete failed to hit safely in two official trips to the plate for the Elmira Pioneers in their 43 loss to the Springfield Giants last night at Springfield He scored a run after being hit by a pitched ball as the lead off batter in the game His average is 238 on 83 hits in 351 times at bat Little League A tworun double by Danny Giardina and a run scored by Pete Betocci on a wild pitch gave City Savings an vic tory over Crescent Creamery in South League actionyester day the first game of the sec ondhalf Giardinas double tied the game after two were out in the sixth Tim Isabel went all theWay for the win Keyin Doo Ian was the loser in relief Bob Aitken of the Elks pitched a threehitter yesterday against Zayre and recorded a 30 shut out in the first game of the secondhalf in the NorthLeague A gamescheduled Monday was forfeited by Colt Insurance to the Fire Department when only eight Colt playersappeared at the field Aitken not only pitched well but drove in two of his teams three runs with a triple Bob Skowron had two of Zayres three hits one of them a dou ble Tom Nolan who gave up only five hits was charged with the loss Western Massachusetts Supply scored a 103 victory over Besse Clarke Monday and Moldmas ter topped Dunkin Donuts 119 yesterday in East League ac tion which resumed after the midseason rest The big blow of the Monday game was John Clines thirdinning homer for the Supply team Gary Tate of Moldmaster scored a double play singlehanded yesterday Wayne Pratt hit two triples for the Donuts in a losing cause Civitan edged Gull Oil 65 in a West League game at Clapp Park last night Mike Hisert with a home run and a single was the leading batsman for the winners Steve Miller hit a home run for Gull Oil but in a losing cause Ed Smith was given credit for the victory The loser was Pete Taylor Racing Is Halted In Labor Dispute CHESTER W Va Waterford Park race track re mained closed today in a com plicated labor dispute The problem to head Monday night when only one race wai run Tuesday nightr entire program was canceled and track prwident James Ed wards said the earlieit racing can be resumed is Friday The issues include a demand by some track workers that they be given union representa tion and a protest to the report ed firing of 14 others Park official Harry Bell dis claimed any knowledge of the representation demand He also said there were no dismissals although 14 local achoolbojrs had hired 9
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