Galveston Daily News, July 16, 1979, Page 28

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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - July 16, 1979, Galveston, Texas Seventh straight win paces National League Monday Morning July 16 1979 EC 3Jj Conceptions help makes Seaver a happy man By United Press International Tom Seaver is going to enjoy this years AllStar break Dave Concepcion singled homered and drove in four runs Sunday helping Seaver win his seventh straight game when the Cincinnati Reds scored a 7 1 victory over the Chicago Cubs The victory was the ninth against five losses for Seaver who struck out seven walked three and gave up five hits before UPI Telephoto RANGER STARTER John Johnson looks off into space after watching a Texas lead evaporate against the Kansas City Royals Ranger catcher Jim Sundberg keeps Johnson company on the mound while reliever Danny Darwin is called in The Royals eneded their sevengame losing streak by downing Texas 43 planning to leave Pan Am Games in style SAN JUAN Puerto Rico UPI While the Cubans slipped redfaced out the back door the United States prepared to leave the Pan American Games in sjyle amid a flurry of flashing feet and fists that netted nine gold medals in track and field and boxing Saturday athletes began their gtfld medal collection Saturday afternoon when all four relay teams and meter runner Don Paige posted victories in tBe track and field com petition They added four more gold medals in boxing Saturday night as Lemuel Steeples Jackie Beard Bernard Taylor and Tony Tucker scored victories The womens soft ball team behind the one hit pitching of Barbara Reinalda also won the gold medal by beating Puerto Rico 20 Overall the has now won 125 gold medals in the two weeks of competition at the Games more than twice as many as its nearest competitor Cuba In addition the picked up three more golds in yachting and it could add one more Sunday in the finals of the individual show jumping Embarassed by their dismal performance at the Games the majority of the Cuban delegation left San Juan early Saturday morning aboard the Cuban boat Heroes of Vietnam and sailed back to their homeland The boxing team however led by two time Olympic heavyweight champion Teofilo Stevenson was able to save face by winning five gold fnedals In track Paige the 22 yearold favorite from Villanova won the mens meter race with a Pan American record time of and Todd Harbour 19 of Post Isabel made it 12 when he nosed put Brazilian Agberto Guimaraesin The also had 16 silvers and 11 bronzes for its best showing in years Sweepstakes event held at Twin Lakes LA MARQUEThe Twin Lakes Ladies Golf Association held sweep stakes competition Sunday ivith the threesome of Dorothy McDermott Marge Snow and Margaret Blackburn winning the event with a15 IIn second place was the foursome of Mitzi Oliphint Rita Marcoulides Lee Gazaway and Verda Bannister with a score of fcl j while the Cubans had 10 silvers and nine bronzes and the Canadians three golds three silvers and 12 bronzes In the 4 x 100 meter relay the American team of James Walker Herman Frazier Morris Peoples and Tony Darden inflicted a third consecutive defeat involving Cuban star Alberto Juantorena The Americans won in but Cuba couldnt even manage second as Jamaica decisively won the silver The womens 4 x 400 meter relay team of Sharon Dabney Patricia Jackson Rosalind Bryant and Essie Kelley was clocked in seconds far ahead of secondplace Cuba with Canada was third in The mens 4 x 100 meter relay team of Mike Robinson Harvey Glance Cliff Wiley and Steve Riddick clocked seconds with Cuba second and Brazil third Valerie Brisco Karen Hawkins Chandra Cheeseborough and Brenda Morehead ran home with the gold in the womens 4 x 100 relays in to Jamaicas and Cubas Canadas Bruce Simpson leaped 16 feet 10 inches to take the pole vault and Cubas Maria Colon smashed the old Pan American record in the womens javelin with a hurl of 2045 almost 25 feet better than the previous mark Radames Gonzalez won the marathon in to give Cuba another consolation gold Beard was an easy 50 winner over Luis Pizarro of Puerto Rico The 5foot4 120 pounder belted his taller opponent around the ring for all three rounds Beard slowed Pizzaro im mediately with several body shots and them beat him savagely for the remainder of the fight Taylor the silver medalist in the 1975 Pan Am Games also won easily 50 over Naudi Pinero of Venezuela Taylor took to the offense quickly in the first round and scored well all during the fight with combinations to the head and body Steeples also put on a masterful performance in defeating Hugo Hernandez of Argentina in a battle of left handers Steeples belted Hernandez around the ring with ringing right hooks to the head and rapid fire combinations Tucker dropped Dennis Jackson of Puerto Rico with a powerful right hand to the head just 70 seconds into the fight and then rocked him with another good right Tucker con tinued to land heavily throughout the fight and at Doug Bair relieved in the ninth innning Rookie Harry Spillman singled home one run and Ray Knight doubled home two more off loser Rick Reuschel 86 in the first A walk and an error by Ted Sizemore preceded Con cepcions ninth homer as the Reds took a 61 lead in the fourth Ken Griffey came home on Con cepcions sacrifice fly in the sixth for the Reds final run Knights error on Ivan DeJesus grounder a single by Ken Henderson and Jerry Martins fielders choice gave the Cubs their only run in the first inning In other early NL action San Francisco blanked New York 40 Philadelphia clubbed Los Angeles 103 Montreal shut out San Diego 40 and St Louis defeated Houston 31 Mike Ivie drove in two runs with a homer and a double and three San Francisco pitchers com bined on a shutout as the Giants snapped New Yorks In American League KC snaps losing hopes to catch pack later fivegame winning streak Starter Ed Whitson 34 got the win while Craig Swan 88 took the loss Bob Boone went 4for4 and keyed an eightrun third inning with a tworun single carrying the Phillies to their romp and a sweep of their threegame series The Phillies sent 12 men to the plate in the third taking advantage of wiidness by loser Bob Welch 46 After yielding a single to winner Randy Lerch 58 Welch walked Bake McBrlde Larry Bowa and Pete Rose to force in a run Boone then singled home McBride and Bowa knocking out Welch and sending the Dodgers down to their fifth straight loss Montreals Ellis Valentine cracked a two run homer and Andre Dawson added a pair of solo shots to back the combined fivehit pitching of Scott Sanderson and Ellas Sosa In night action Pitt sburgh was at Atlanta KELLNER Tho Agent see for AUTO INSURANCE HOME OWNERS YEAR POLICIES Includes Slormi ROOD INSURANCE 1424 Tremont 765 the end Jackson a loci hero was roundly booed by the crowd for his back pedalling tactics and failure to fight The other two boxers Richard Sandoval of Pomona and James Shuler of Philadelphia had their bouts end in con troversy Sandoval was a 50 loser to Hector Ramirez of Cuba in the light flyweight division a decision that was booed lustily by the capacity crowd at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum and Shuler had his fight with Jose Molina of Puerto Rico stopped after being cut in the eye The womens Softball team avenged the loss of the men on Friday night when Reinalda the 22year old pitcher for the world champion Raybestos Brakettes had seven strikeouts and yielded just a fifthinning single to Maria Ramana en route to the victory her third in the PanAm Games The Americans got all the scoring they needed in the fourth inning when the Marilyn Rau who was 3 for4 and also had a double was forced home with the bases loaded after reaching on a single The got another run in the fifth when right fielder Sylvia Ortiz tripled to the right field fence and came home on Diane Schumachers sacrifice fly In yatching the took three of five gold medals when Mark Reynolds of Miami took the Snipe class David Curtis of Mar blehead won the Soling class and Steve Cucchiaro of Beverly took the 470 class Islanders tie Sagemont HOUSTONThe Galveston Islanders Soccer team tied Sagemont here Sunday 22 in a Bay Area Soccer League match John Giacona got both goals for the Islanders who are now 602 The next game for the team will be Sunday against La Porte at Fort Crockett Field at 3 By United Press International The Kansas City Royals broke their sevengame losing streak Sunday and will now rest up to ready their assault on the American League West George Scott doubled in one run and Darrell Porter singled in another in the sixth inning to lift the Kansas City Royals to a 43 victory over the Texas Rangers Amos Otis drew a oneout walk in the sixth off loser John Johnson 410 and Scott doubled him home to snap a 22 tie After Cowens singled Scott to third Porter singled home what proved to be the winning run The Royals threetime defending champions in the American League West have won just two of their last 16 games and are 4447 on the year Paul Splittprff 108 allowed only five hits in cluding solo homers by Bump Wills Buddy Bell and Jim Sundberg Todd Cruz knocked in the other two Kansas City runs in the fifth with a double following singles by John Wathan and Willie Wilson In other games Min nesota beat Toronto 94 Milwaukee drubbed Cleveland 104 Detroit routed Chicago 145 California defeated New York 54 Baltimore beat Seattle 61 and Boston nipped Oakland 32 Dave Edwards belted his first grand slam Butch Wynegar smashed a solo homer and John Castino drove in three runs to back the combined eighthit pitching of Geoff Zahn and Mike Marshall and lead Minnesota over Toronto Ben Oglivie capped a sevenrun second inning with a tworun double to back Lary Sorensen and enable the Brewers to record their fifth straight victory In the second Oglivie walked and Lem Barker 03 hit Sixto Lezcano with a pitch After Sal Bando and Robin Yount hit consecutive triples for three runs Buck Martinez doubled in Yount and Brown refuses Cardinal offer CLEVELAND UPI The first Cleveland departee from the Browns Kent State University training camp is defensive end Kent Perkov an eight round draft choice from San Diego State who left the camp Sunday saying he was tired of A team spokesman would not elaborate on the reason for Perkovs unexpected departure except to say He told Coach Sam Rutigliano that he was tired of football and ST CHARLES Mo UPI Running back Theotis Brown of UCLA Sunday rejected the St Louis Cardinals contract offer that included a donation to charity Joe Sullivan vice president of operations said the contract was refused after he had a lengthy meeting with Brown and his represen tative Leigh Steinberg Club owner Bill Bidwill Saturday offered to donate the money to the Jesuit Program for Living and Learning in St Louis if Brown the teams No 2 draft choice came to contract terms Bidwill said Steinberg originally proposed the charity contribution We had assumed the conditions for an agreement set down by Mr Steinberg had been met when we announced ac ceptance of his suggestion for giving to charity the differential remaining between the two Sullivan said However this was unacceptable to them and they have continued to negotiate for a contract beyond the terms we already set down as a last Sullivan said the Car dinals will reduce their offer to Brown by a day for each day he is not signed and in uniform He said Bidwill has promised to turn over to the Jesuit program regardless of the outcome of the negotiations Steinberg has questioned the timing of the teams charitv offer I made the offer about a charity donation with respect to our original negotiating he said I said it back when we were way way far apart in our figures So now with that offer in the past since we dropped our demands down to very rock bottom to make a deal now they want to make up the difference in He added Im excited that they have taken a sudden interest in com munity affairs Were very happy that the money is going to moved to third on Jim Gantners single Don Moneys sacrifice 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