High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives May 11 1972, Page 30

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 11, 1972, High Point, North Carolina 4�, Hlili Wilt Enterprise thursday May la 1973watts combines Talent and style to run up 10-0 pitching season by Paul Kutz Jack Hinkle is talkative and affable. He is helpful Friendly courteous Etc. A real package of boy scout qualities except that Hinkle is the baseball coach at Ragsdale High and the gregarious Mentor has one drawback he comes on As Strong As a resort chamber of Commerce when the subject of his Tiger team 14-1 is tossed into play. So you see its not easy to pin Hinkle Down on just one individual although hell get to that player if you give him enough time. He a not trying to be difficult. Its just that he a got a lot to be proud of. And Hinkle May be right about his 1972 mid state 3 conference champs one reason la defense. Another is Bat Power. However there looms a statistic above the rest its Loo which attaches itself to one person. A measure of his skill Talent and style. Whatever you want to Call it Southpaw Randall Watts possesses it. Randall Watts. Ragsdale hurler a Watts is not As Quick As some in be had a admits Hinkle a but his control thus far has been real Good. The main thing is that he is Strong stays in shape and gets it Over the plate when he has Watts is Only the second Lethander Hinkie has worked with in his to years at rags sudden Sam Kirby Lucky by the associated press in the majors and Fred rend to hear Sam Mcdowell and 8 1 us Ved a of i pkg ii vn.,-a hint and eight walks ,0 a at the Clay Kirby talk you d think ponies. He was helped by they were subscribers to the three double plays. Lefty Gomez theory that a a in a Gibson 0-4, was helped to a rather be Lucky than 73 Lea it by ted Simmons grand slam before the astros a t. Teed off on the St. Louis Ace a a i would say. Be been Gimp two for six Lucky so far this year and i run eighth. Roger Metzger mean very Lucky a said san started it with his first major Francisco s Mcdowell after l�,a8ue Homer and Jimmy Stew i a a c. A a Art capped it with a tie break running his record to run punch triple. Lee 7-3 Victory Over Montreal May homered for the astros in wednesday night the ninth. Al Santorini was a i feel that when you give charged with the defeat. Up three runs you re Lucky to dodgers jump to a 3-0 m pc a a a a Lead against the Meta with win mid san Diego Kirby Krank Vinson collecting a following a 5-3 Triumph Over run scoring single in the first Philadelphia. Inning and a Solo Homer in the not so fortunate was St third. But the mets pecked Louis wingless Bob Gibson who away at Al Downing and finally carried a four run Lead into the Fau it a up j the eth on rus eighth inning Only to have the to staubs Home run. Houston astros explode for six the winning run came with runs and beat the cardinals to tw0 but in the 14th Atter tug i Mcgraw had pitched five in elsewhere in the National Quot to a league the new York mets v 0 f a in nipped lot Angeles 4-3 in 14 in ? Quot a a a a nist Atlanta battered Pitts Lsen s wild pitch and an m Burgh m and the Chicago cubs Al d to a Quot a downed Cincinnati 4-2 the braves scored our runs w re 11 on five hits and two pirate or Hunny Winter tots in the seventh inning to de to live Rita. Sis Quot Al Pittsburgh be und Knuck Ash a cd the Only Leballeur Phil Niekro. Reason the last place giants Are Erl Wlliams tingled Home x h make a bodier1"delivered a Pinch Quot rite you we club notes / r Fusil Kittil it z pm re sheered Tom. The third ninth m. If i can and then scored himself when my tto x ce7j. These a a Oliver dropped Guys Wii get me runs retail. Sudden Sam held the expos borr Row go and Bob As cow As you can Robertson shot through when in mugs and tto c fan70n. Highlighted no a foor run fourth inning with a tto eighth Witt Tito Rimato to him Doub fas he cubs Sart no a Quot Sij downed tto reds and won for. Zutz re Quot a seventh time in their last single to drive in the final Runbom Bailey homered for the i expos dropped our a Row backed by Home runs by runs nit Colbert his seventh tops Clemson loses 2 College Park. Map a Clemson a disastrous Northern Road trip ended with two More defeats wednesday in a doubleheader at Maryland Terrapin pitchers Bob Grossman and Rich fillings struck out 21 Clemson batters in winning. 3-2 in the first game and 3-0 in the seven inning finale. The tigers who dropped out of the Atlantic coast conference Contention by losing three in a Row to Virginia last week end. Finished the season at 19-15. 6-7 in the acc. Announcement a by a a a a i in in my Arun Leonard is now Mon after in Archdale a Hon hot Hod 14 Yoon boo wet in a a to fort and can Sot Yow Moony Lewis Supply company 3sos s. Mote St. Awa Doln 1709 n. Mom St. Milt Point 5 we fill any doctors prescription for glasses dross up your glasses with a Modo in fro to from our selection a complot optical service of it pc 01 % off Street parking s27 n. Main St. Tel. 887-5194 p. Loo Cerf Cobham Robert i. How on 47 years in the optical pro Union Dale and the coach probably would like to have a dozen like the 5-11, 155-lb. Hurler. Hinkle gave a Little chuckle when he said Watts size and muttered something about having a Small Ball club but a note of Pride came into his voice when he talked about Vatu accomplishments. A a Watt stays mostly with the fast Ball and the majority of the people hit it on the ground said Hinkle. Quot he has a 2.17 earned run average and pitched a two hitter against Northeast Guilford last Friday to wrap up the conference Watts is also no Slouch As a hitter. A Watts has a .428 batting average which includes four doubles one triple five Home runs and 21 runs batted in. Mike Glover the Catcher has the same batting average Only he has 17 a big so Hinkle said. A shorty Rickman third baseman is .404, and hell go to the majors if nothing happens. He a got six doubles two triples four Home runs and 14 a big a. He a just a Sophomore. And there so and on goes Hinkle. There a Ricky Rickman a Tough shortstop hitting .396 and first baseman John Kearns a a pleasant Ronnie Smith is not to be forgotten at second where he a mishandled the Ball just twice out of 57 times and has scored 19 times and Jimmy Bolding is a Lead off hitter who knows How to a get the walks necessary of a Lead off Hinkle also feels that Bolding is the Best Center fielder in the conference. Anyway the list gets longer and Watts himself is Quick to throw ego out of the Park. A a we be got a Good team to Back me up and our teams batting takes the pressure off a lot a said Watts who added that Glover acts As a second coach. A Mike really helps me out a lot. He keeps my Pace Down in games and he tries to keep my pitches of constant guidance in practice he and Glover go off to the Side and work on pitching for 15-25 minutes. Then the two Tiger ballplayers Bat several rounds and maybe run some. Watts is an obvious Lover of the game a fact that becomes apparent when he talks about How baseball is improving and How Vida Blue deserves every cent the Oakland Pitcher is getting if he a so Good. But professional Ball is not on the Ragsdale seniors mind just yet. There a legion Ball in Greensboro during the summer and possibly College Ball Atter that. A if i done to hear anything from any colleges ill go on to state and try out for the team a Watts said. The Young master at the Mound plans to enter an engineering Field a operations or Industrial a after being influenced by summer construction jobs. But right now its the impressive winning record he is constructing that is going to draw College scouts. Do a i a. 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