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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE lETHBRIDOE MJERAID August F Some weekend at Henderson Lakers heading east after ousting Oilers Negrello heads home Tim Negrello of ths Lethbridge makes the turn at third base and heads for home. Negrello was the centre of controversy Sunday after he was called out for missing third base. Lakers won the Alberta senior title over Leduc Oilers 2-1 in a best-of-three series. Simply ran out of gas in final Miners' close but no cigar By LLOYD YAMAG1SHI Herald Sports Writer The Lethbridge Miners had the Alberta senior A men's fastball crown on their finger- tips but just couldn't squeeze tight enough to pull it in on the The Miners oh so in becoming the first Leth- bridge club to win the senior A title that it was a crushing blow to some 300 partisan fans when they suffered a narrow 8-7 eetback to the Edmonton Roy- als in the championship final Sunday night. The who hosted three northern clubs in a two-day double-knockout series at Dave Elton were in the driver's seat after action ceased Sat- urday but seemed unable to hang onto the steering wheel Saturday. They opened play Saturday with a 4-0 shutout over the Roy- als and then moved into the losing the opener to the Min- ers. Being only one loss away from the Royals battled back like true cham- pions sidelining Fort McMurray Mannix Cats 6-0 Saturday and ousting the Playboys 11-5 Sun- day. It was the second loss for the who had dropped a 4-2 decision to the Playboys in their first encounter. After playing three games Saturday and one the Royals still needed two straight victories over the Miners to capture the final series. Whether you call it de- sire or just plain the Royals managed to perform the trick by stopping the Miners 8-6 and 8-7. In the first the Royals came back on Cal Lange's seventh inning three- run home run to force the sud- den-death match with the Min- ers. The Royals had earlier tal- runs in the first inn- championship finals with a n rs mg' M second and hard-fought 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Playboys. On the other the Royals bad to take the long way around to the championship finals after other two in the fourth while the Miners had taken the lead for six innings with two runs in the three in the third on Don Dietzen's three-run home Ebony Hawks win crown TABER Taher Ebony Hawks scored two straight victories over the de- fending champion Edmonton Golden Jets and captured the 1973 Alberta senior B men's la- crosse championship title on the weekend. Saturday night the Hawks opened the best-of-three final playoff series with a 12-8 vic- tory and then wrapped it up with a 15-13 decision Sunday afternoon. In Saturday's the Hawks grabbed a 5-3 lead after the first period and carried an 8-5 mar- gin into the third. Lethbridge Native Sons' Ken who was picked up by the Hawks for the paid dividends as he spear- headed Taber's attack with five goals. Ken Gregus chipped in with a four-goal performance while singles went to Wayne Gary and Eugene Ya- mada. Barry Knokolus flipped in two markers in a losing cause. Meanwhile Boychuk and Gregus led the Hawks once again Sunday as they tallied hat-tricks. Art Dave Smith and Ken Hammerstedt aided with two goals apiece singles came off the sticks of Gary Roger McAdam and Romees. Al Dubetta scored twice for the Jets who trailed 10-8 after two periods. The Hawks will now advance to the Canadian finals slated to go September 4-7 in Halifax. run and the go ahead run in the fourth. Reliever Gary Simmons was tagged with the loss while Royal's second reliever Ken Hunka earned the win. Simmons had taken over the duties in the seventh inning from Darrel who had replaced starter George Santoni in the fourth. Glen Hersikorn had started for the Royals but was replaced by John who in turn gave way to Hunka. Lange was the key figure at the plate for the Royals with two home runs while John Stu- art added a home and a pair of singles. George Waselenak and Danny Santoni managed a double and single in a losing cause. Meanwhile in the champion- ship sudden-death the Miners held a 64 lead after four innings but counld't hang on to earn the decisive vic- tory. The Miners had opened their scoring with a two-run home run by Waselenak in the first inning and added two more runs in the third and fourth while finishing off with one in the seventh. On the other the Royals had battled back with a four- run rally in the third inning and added three in the fifth and one in the sixth for the championship crown. George who was re- lieved by Leavitt in the fifth inning was handed the loss while who replaced Hunka in the fourth picked vip the win. Brian Sosnowiski paced the Royals with a home run and single while Waselnak stroked a home double and single for the Miners. Dietzen also rapped a home run and Gary Simmons a double and single in a losing effort. Although the to a man. played some solid ball on the two players in par- ticular were just outstanding to say the least. George Santoni. who pulled a muscle m his pitching arm two weeks was brilliant against the Royals in the opener Satur- day. During seven innings of Santoni fired the third strike aast seven hitters while giving up only a sharp single to Roy- al's second baseman Bob Beau- lieu. The sixth-inning single ruined Santoni's bid for a perfect game. Don Dietzen carried the rooming bat for the Miners as ie blasted three home runs in Jie Miners' four games. Dietzen's home runs .in the championship final games could lave made him the but t wasn't to be. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor Lethbridge Lakers will leave for New Brunswick sometime next week to compete in the Canadian senior basebal championships. Lakers earned the right to advance to the Canadians by ousting a stubborn Leduc Oil- er ball club in a three-game series at Henderson Stadium over the Tlie who won the all- Canadian title in the Alberta Major Baseball defeat- ed the Oilers 2-1 in the series. Lakers put the wraps on the Alberta title with a close 5-3 victory Sunday afternoon in the third and deciding game. Oil ers 'forced the game by edging the locals 8-7 in the first game Sunday following an 8-5 Laker triumph Saturday night. pennant-winners in the played without the services of pitcher Paul Sulli- van and Bob Brown who were ruled ineligible by the Alberta Baseball Association. Wayne Commodore did not play bul for personal reasons. In Sunday's following an outburst by the crowd at the end of the first Lakers led 2-1 after three innings only to have Leduc come back to tie the game in the fifth. who picked up just seven hits in the used one of them along with two walks and two errors to score j three big runs in the seventh inning to build up their margin of victory. Oilers scored once in their half of the seventh but that was as close as they got. Randy Maxwell was the win- ner for the Lakers as he went the distance. The loss went to Dennis Lindstrad as he gave up seven hits. Maxwell gave up nine. Lindstrad suffered from a lack of support from his team- mates. In the Taylor reached on an Lindstrad then walked Howie seventh inning Rod SALES OPPORTUNITY Exceptionally good opportunities to sell 1974 Plymouth Cars ond Dodga Trucks. REQUIRE Hard intelligent young salesman. Previous experience not necessary. appearance and good attitude a mutt Contact LORNE FRANZ Sales Manager 327-1591 FLEMING MOTORS LTD. 7th ST. and 1st AVE. S. Heggedal and Brian who replaced Brown in the singled scoring Taylor with the go ahead run. Rob Roy then walked. who had got- ten Randy Maxwell struck out Bryan Maxwell for the second out. BAD ERROR He appeared to be out trouble as Marty Maxwe grounded to shortstop Dou Beinert but Beinert threw th ball past second baseman Do Darlirg and the Lakers two more runs. Betts and Marty Maxwe paced the Lakers at the plate Maxwell came up with a tripl and single while Betts chippe in with a double and single. Marv batting in the ninth position for the Oilers stroked a triple and two sin gles for the winners while Lind strad added a triple and sin gle. In the afternoon game Harry Hodgson was the winner over A Ferchuk. Rick Curtis starlet for the Oilers W to Hodgson and Glen Nelson. Glen Winner opened on the mound for the Lakers but was relieved by Brian Veres in the seventh Ferchuk took over in the ninth. Oilers were leading 7-2 going into the ninth inning but the Lakers came up with five runs to tie the game. Oilers scorec the winning run In the bottom of the ninth. Laker players and fans were more than just upset at the game's end. Tim Negrello was called out on an appeal play in the ninth on what would have given the locals an 8-7 lead. A Leduc fan brought the fact that Negrello had massed third base to the attention of the Oil- ers who then stepped on third and Negrello was ruled out. who was far from alone in his argument with the was fined for his actions. Lindstrad and Beinert smack- ed two doubles each for Leduc while Bill Schur added a double and a single. For the Negrello pounded out three singles while Taylor stroked a double and two Ken Nakama add- ed a double and single. Lakers' uprising in the ninth came as Roy walked to open the Bryan Maxwell reached on an error. Marty then singled knocking in one run and Negrello knocked in an- other with a single. Nakama walked and Ferchuk drove in one of which was Negrel- lo's that didn't count. Reds rushing Did his share George Santoni did his share for the Lethbridge Miners' as they lost the Alberta Senior Fastball title to Edmonton Royals. fined benched for walking out BOSTON Reggie the Boston Red Sox' limping was handed a fine and benched less than 24 hours after walking out on the club amid fan booing during an American League baseball game with the California An- gels. had a long talk and he has been given a substantial Boston manager Eddie Kasko said. knows how he feel and he won't play until he thinks he om. He'll remain in but I don't know or we might use a 28-year-old switch- hitting has been pla- gued throughout the season with injuries to both knees. He has been in and out of Che lineup as Kasko has attempted to get maximum use from tin centre- fielder's big bat. Kasko and general manager Dick O'Cormell declined to dis- cloM tfae of the fine. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Surging Cincinnati Reds con- tinue to pressure Los Angeles' front-running Dodgers in the suddenly tight National League West. When the Reds whipped St Louis Cardinals 7-2 stretched Cincinnati's curren winning streak to five straigh and eight victories in the las nine games. Manager Spark Anderson's crew has logged 33-10 record since July chopp 'ng 9V2 games off the Dodgers once-awesome West Divisio bulge. The Los Angeles lead re mained at games over th streaking Reds Sunday as th Dodgers rallied to beat Phil delphia Phillies 2-1. In other National League games San Francisc Giants defeated New York Mets Pittsburgh Pirates took At lanta Braves Houston As tros shaded Chicago Cubs 3-2 and Montreal Expos split a dou belheader with San Diegi winning the first gami 2-0 and dropping the second 4-3 in 10 innings. Saturday the Reds beat St Louis 7-5 in 10 while in other games It was San Fran cisco over New York 8-7 in K Philadelphia over Los Angeles Houston over Chi- cago 6-4 and Atlanta over Pitts- burgh 9-3. The Expos and Padres were idle. If the American League has any promotional it will designate every second Sunday in August Designated Hitter Day. Aug. 12 was the day fans were forced to recognize the DH was not just an- other Orlando Cepeda went five-for-five with a home run and California's Frank Rob- nson went three-for-four with two homers in the Red Sox' 14-8 victory over the Angels. Deron Johnson scored three runs and belted a lomer while New York's Jim lay Hart smacked three ncluding a homer and triple for hree RBI in the A's 13-12 jqueaker over the Yankees. Gates Brown bel- ed a two-run homer in the Ti- 6-2 triumph over Chicago White Sox. Tommy Davis ad two including a deci- ive two-run in the Ori- les' 10-6 victory over Kansas City Royals. Charlie Spikes aced two scored two runs and knocked in another in ie Indians' 7-6 victory over 'exas Rangers in 11 innings. In Sunday's other contest Mil- waukee Brewers edged Min- esota Twins 10-9 to complete a weekend swap. They had beaten w Twins 7-6 while in ie rest of the league it was leveland 5 Texas Detroit 4 hicago Kansas City 9 Balti- more Oakland 7 New York oston 2 California 1. Heggedal and Betts added angles and the Lakers were back in the on five hits and one error. Swanson scored the winner for the Oilers after a two-base error. Saturday night Roy pounded out two doubles and Betts a double and single. who relieved starter Ferchuk in the fifth inning and struck out 10 managed two singles. Lindstrad hit a triple and two singles for Leduc. Bill Schur and Don Kadatz added two sin- gles each. Calgary Giants won the right to represent the Alberta Maior Baseball in Wichita in the North Ameri- can championships. who ousted the Lak- ers 2-1 in a best three semi topped Red Dew Generals 9-0 Sunday uight to win the AMBL title series 3-2. THE BULLPEN The um- brought in for the had more than a few Indecision proved costly I have never sen Lethbridge fans so upset They weren't just mad they were looking for blood The umpires and Ron Hayter of the Alberta Baseball asked for police protection in the third game Brian Betts had a big week- end for his new club Bob Brown had to be the most dis- appointed young man at the park Saturday and Sunday He was told an hour before game time that he was not eligible to play Lakers will fly to New Brunswick sometime next week ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL 41 57 .517 St. Louis..... Montreal 57 59 Pittsburgh...... 54 55 .49' Chicago 56 41 ..179 Philadelphia Si. 63 New York 52 63 .452 Los Angeles Cincinnati San Francisco Houston..... Atlanta West 73 a .619 72 47 .605 44 52 .552 62 58 .517 56 65 .463 6V 7V IV 8 12 18V 31V San Diego 41 76 .350 TODAY'S GAMES Cincinnati Norman at Pitts- burgh Briles Houston Roberts at St. Louis Nagy New York AAatlack at San Die go Jones Montreal Torrez Los An geles Osteen SUNDAY'S RESULTS MO 111 MO- 5 t 1 Atlanta Pittsburgh Oil 030 5 t 0 Schuelpr J. Niekro bauer and Moose and May. New York 000 010 i 1 San 000 030 4 7 Sadecki McAndrew anc Bryant and Rader. FIRST Montreal 000201 7 1 San Diego too 000 440 Poqers Marshall and Boc- Kirby Corkins and Kendal. SECOND Montreal 100 000 3 1 San Diego 100010001 i_ 4 82 Marshall and Boc- Corkins cald- well and Kendall Roberts Cincinnati .050100 0 St. Louis 100 001 J 2 Gullet and Bench Murphy Hraboskv Psrague Pena Segui and Simmons. Houston 000 DM 10 Chicago 001 010 2 10 1 Wilson Ray and Jutze Bonham Burris and Hundley. Philadelphia 000 100 1 I 1 Los Angeles 000 OK 280 Carlton and Messer- smifh. Brewer and Yeager. HR- Ferguson Luzinskl SATURDAY New York 101 040 001 000 9 San Francisco 400 000 100 000 12 1 Capra Strohmayer Parker McGraw and Dyer Sosa Moffitt and Rader. Hahn Miler Bono's Houston 001 101 10 1 Chicago 000 211 493 Dierker Forsch and Edwards Reuschel Locker Aker and Hundley. Chi- Williams Philadelphia Los Angeles t 000 im I 000 001 1 and 6 7 1 Rlchert and Ferguson. HRs- Robinson Luzinski 100 003 000 12 2 St. Louis Ml 000 003 5 11 J Hall and Folkers Pena Hrabosky and Simmons. SL Simmons Allanta 003 Oil f 13 0 ittsburgh 000 033 j 9 j Harrison Devine HOUSP Morton and Morlan Johnson Walker Her- andez and Atl-Bakw Evans AMERICAN LEAGUE East _ W L Pet. GBU Detroit.....65 52 .556 B 62 52 544 1 'A Boston 62 54 '.534 New York...... 64 So .533 Milwaukee...... 57 58 J96 7 Cleveland 47 .398 18Vi West Kansas City..... 43 si Oakland Minnesota Chicago California Texas 64 51 .544 54 69 57 61 .483 53 61 .4S5 73 .345 1 10 10V4 24 TODAY'S GAMES California May at New York Medich Oakland Odom at Boston Ti- ant Chicago Forster at Milwaukee Slaton Baltimore Cuellar at Texas Sieberf Detroit Fryman at Minnesota SUNDAY'S RESULTS Chicago TO OM 11 0 Detroit 202 200 11 o Bahnsen Johnson and Perry and Free- han. Brown North- rup Oakland 200 201 12 t New York 302 402 18 5 Lindblad pins Knowles Fingers and Lyle Buskey and Munson. Johnson Hart Minnesota 010 520 t ij J Milwaukee 330 Oil 000 15 1 Corbin Albury Camp- bell Bane Hands and Velzquez Short Ed Rodriguez and Ellie Porter HRs- Briggs Baltimore 004 002 U t Kansas City 100 200 6 11 J Palmer Jackson Rey- nolds and D-ago Gerber Hoerner Bird Dal Canton and Taylor. Williams California 000 003 I 13 I Boston 030 045 19 0 Singer Hand Barber Sells and Stelmaszek stephenson Pole Skok Bolin and Fisk. Robinson Fisk Cepeda Cleveland ooo 300 002 7 n p Texas Mo 010 4 12 1 Johnson Hilqendorf Sanders and Hudson Gogolewski and Billings. HRs- Johnson SATURDAY Chicago 7 1 Detroit 100 210 4 S 0 Weed and Lolich Miller and Freehan. Oakland 000303 11 z New York 000 000 3 4 A Blue and Fosse Stottlemyre Granger and lAunson. California 000 000 1 I 1 Boston 110000 10 l Ryan and Moret Bolin V'lle and Fisk. Minnesota 000 OH 6 10 0 Milwaukee COO W2 770 Bane Hands md Ed '.odriquez and Porter. 000 000 4 10 l ansns City 026 000 11 0 McNally Watt Rey- olds and Splittorff and Taylor. Reichardt Otis ipvpianj 2M 000 IT T was 100 000 111 1 Timmerman Sanders and Blbby Dunning Ellis SEIBERLING G78-4 PLY POLYESTER TIRES 26 .95 Each ELRICH TIRE LTD. FIRESTONE COMPLETE TJRE SALES SERVICE 402 Ijt South Phone 327-6866 or 327-4445 ;