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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thunday, Auguil 19, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Late Quebec rally stopped by Lethbridge team Lakeside All-Stars stay alive in final MONTREAL (Special) "Well, we won it with some anxious moments." Lelhbridge Lakeside Little League All-Stars stayed alive in the Canadian Little League championships at Saint Laur- ent, Que. Wednesday with a narrow B-7 triumph over Sher- brooke, Que. The loss knocked the Shcr- brooke squad from further play In Hie four-team, double-knock' out event. Leihbridge coach Reed Spen- cer was a much more happy ANDY CAPP !SON'T LET FOOL VER -WHEN THAT GIRL SEES ME T1 THE DOOE, JUST MAKIN1 SURE Rookie stays hot at plate By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ron Blomberg ripped a two- run double Wednesday nighl that gave New York Yankees a 3-1 viclory over Kansas City Koyals and lifted his batting av- erage to .347 in 41 games since being brought up from Syracuse of the International League. Elsewhere in the American League Wednesday, Washington Senators walloped Oakland Ath- letics 10-3, Chicago Wliito Sox trimmed Detroit Tigers 4-2, Bal- timore Orioles tripped Milwau- kee Brewers 6-4, Boston Red Sox edged California Angels 4-3 and Minnesota Twins tripped Cleveland Indians 4-2. Blomberg doesn't shy away Irom comparisons with Yankee outfielder Bobby Murcer, the American League's second-best hitter at .328, who is tied for second in runs batted in with 75 and tied for third in homers with 22. Conacher purchased DETROIT (AP) Detroit Red Wings have bought 30- year-old left winger Brian Con- acher [rom Toronto Maple Leafs, Red Wing general man- ager Ned Harkncss said today. The pix-fool-lhrec Conacher turned professional wilh To- ronto in 1965 and plnycd wilh Rochester Americans in Ihe American Hockey League. Conacher was with Toronto for the 1966-67 season when j Maple Leafs won the Stanley' Cup. Detroit drafted him in June, 19C8, but lie retired and never joined the Red Winps. He came out of retirement briefly i to play with the Canadian Na-1 tional team in 1363. "When I came up Blomberg said, "I went to Min- cer and he said he had adoptee the philosophy to hit the bal where it's pitched, so I copied him." The young slugger has driven in 19 runs and scored 16 in his brief shot so far, and the plans are to limit his action lo right hand pitching only for the re- mainder of the year. Blomberg's game-winning hi rewarded Mel Stottlemcycr's four-hit pitching and gave the Yankees' veteran righthandei his 12th victory of the season Stoltlemeyer struck out six and drove in New York's firs I run wilh a (bird-inning single Washington exploded for seven Senator's big gest inning of the break a tie in the eighth inning and whip Oakland. Rookie Pelfi Broberg pitched a five-hitter and Don Mincher drove in three runs with a sin- gle and a homer for Washing ton. The Senators bunched hits including a double and tfi pie by Dave Nelson for their eighlh-inning uprising. Bill Melton ripped a two-run homer and Wilbur Wood won his IGlh game of the season wilh six-hitter as Chicago clipped De- troit. The victory was Chicago's fifth straight, three of them coming against tlie slumping Ti- ;ers. Ellic Hendricks and Dave Johnson drove in Iwo runs apiece as Baltimore exploded for six runs in the sixlh inning Lo brat Milwaukee. Mike Cucllar became the Ori- nles' third 15-game winner, scat- tering eight hits including a two-run homer by Andy Kosco. The Red Sox were held hilless [or six innings by Clyde Wright, hut broke loose for three runs in the seventh on Phil Gaghano's bases-loaded double and Luis Aparicio's pinch single to beat tlie Ancels, CAPRI BOWL FALL LEAGUES START WEEK OF AUG. 30 BOOK YOUR TEAM NOW! WE STILL HAVE OPENINGS IN THE FOLLOWING LEAGUES LADIES: Tues. 2 p.m. Wed. a.m. and 2 p.m. Thurs. 2 p.m. Fri. 2 p.m. MEN: Toes. 7 p.m. MIXED: Man. 9 p.m. Thurs. 7 p.m. Phone 8-4089 AI Pearson young man Wednesday ing the story of his team's wi Tuesday Hie Lakeside club we belted 9-0 by Forest Hills North Vancouver, B.C. "The boys are playing betU but we can still show the re. of these clubs something" ad ed Spencer. Manager Bill Taylor chimec in "the boys aren't nearly nervous and homesick now th they have adjusted." One of the adjustments t club had to make was tli crowd. "There were better than people at the park when Ml Sheen took to the mound t (Wednesday) said Spen cer. Sheen went the first three inn ings and allowed the first foi runs S'herbrooke managed Lome Osmond came on in lief and was cruising right alon until the top of the sixth innin when the Quebec bats came life. 'Lome had little trouble wii Sherbrooke until the sixth, added Spencer. "We had som anxious moments however a they (Quebec) scored three times and left the bases ed." Spencer went on to say tha Sherbrooke just came to li trailing 8-4 and facing elimina tion. They had nothing to lose, said Taylor, "But it sure wa nice not lo have to use our las bats." Harvey Pocza, who was th losing pitcher in Tuesday's en counter, hit the longest ball the tournament according I Spencer when he belted a doub Ic to the top of the fence in lef field. As Spencer described it was the best hit ball of th tourney so far, it almost clear ed the fence. It sure had the Quebec fans humming." Pocza added a single to hi efforts while Osmond stroked two singles. Lakeside was to face Brock ville, Ont. in an afternoo game today with the winner vancing against unbeaten Fores Hills, B.C. Forest Hills remained beaten by upending Brockviil 1C-7 Wednesday. Brockville scored six unearn ed in the first, am three in Hie third take an early lead over th EC. club. But Forest Hills came back with three runs in the bottoi of the third, two in the fourt and put the game away will- five in the fifth inning. Brock ville scored its last nm in the fifth. Rusty Slaub of the MonlTea Expos was to throw out tto first ball in today's game. Villaiiova demoted 111 ranking SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The National Collegiate Alhlelii Association's executive commit lee announced Wednesday tha it has formally demoted Villa nova Universily from seconr place In the 1971 NCAA basket ball championship standings. Villannva was asked to return ils team trophy and share of nel receipts from the national tour- nament because one of its play ;rs, Howard Porter, had signet i professional contract in De- cember 1370. Under NCAA rules signing a pro contract makes a player in- lo compete Charles Neinas, NCAA assist- ant exe.nilive director, said sec- ond place would not be filled by moving up teams thai finished >elow Villanova. He explained thai Ihe request for rclurn of not receipts was purely formal, since Villnnova hud admitted on lime 16 they were not entitled o the money and had never re- ceived it. The share would have come lo Neinas said the NCAA rill now use it primarily to pro- mote its football activities. Porter had signed an Ameri- :an Basketball Association con- jacl and an agenl's contract in December 1970, and also report- edly received a bonus. 'irst cousins ink wilh Expos MONTREAL (CP) Two first cousins from Punnlchy, righlhanded pitch- been signed, to proles- sional minor longue contracts by Montreal Expos of baseball's National League, the dub mi- nounced Wednesday. Wnyna Schlosscr, 10, and Leonard Yonhnnn, 17, have been assigned to Watertown, S.D., in Uio Class A Northern League. Gullett blanks St. Louis crew By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS Two years ego Don Gullett was in high school. Now he's at the head of the class in the major leagues, giving pitching lessons to fellows like Bob Gib- son. "It's some satisfaction beat- ing said Gullett, the Cincinnati Reds' 20-y e a r -o 1 d pitcher who ouldueled the St. Louis C a r d i n a 1 s' ace 5-0 Wednesday night. In olher National League games, Pittsburgh Pirates trimmed Houston Astros 3-2, Chicago Cubs walloped Atlanta Braves 7-2, New York Mels turned back Los Angeles Dodg- ers 3-2 in 10 innings, Monireal Expos whipped San Diego Padres 4-3 and San Francisco Giants hammered Philadelphia Phillies 7-0. Gullett's marks continue to be all the more impressive, since wasn't even in professional baseball in 1959 and was used sparingly in relief in 1970. The hard-throwing southpaw, 14-4, impressed Gibson Wednes- day night. "The kid pitched a fine game he's a real, good young said Gibson, who auth- ored a no-hitler last Saturday against the Pirates and has won .wo Cy Young awards as the National League's No. 1 pitcher. Gullctt's record has overtones or a possible 20-game victory season. But the youngster isn't hmking about it, he says. "I never expected to come this Tar in Ihe first he said. "I'm just going to take those victories one at a time." Milt May, who hit a home run o give Pittsburgh a temporary 2-0 lead in the fourth inning, de- ivered a tie-breaking single with the bases loaded in Ihe last if the ninth. Johnny Callison smashed, a grand-slam home run in the eighth inning to key a five-run explosion for Chicago and keep the Cubs within 5V4 games of the front-running Pirates in the National League East Division. The blast made a winner of Milt Pappas, making his first appearance against his former Atlanta mates since being sold In Chicago last year. Ken Singleton drove home the winning run with a single in the 10th inning, pacing the New York triumph ovei sliding Los Angeles, which dropped 7H games behind San Francisco's West leaders. Singleton's game- winner followed a double by Tommie Agee. Pinch-hitter Coco L a b o y brought Montreal from behind with a two-run single In the sev- enth inning. A single by John Bateman, a walk lo Ron Fairly and a sacri- fice bunt by Ron Brand set up Laboy's single that rubbed out a 3-2 deficit and helped Carl Mor- ton curb a personal, four-game losing streak. Southpaw John Cumberland pitched a five-hitter and battery- mate Dick Dietz ripped 8 homer, carrying hot San Fran- cisco over Philadelphia. It was the Giants' fifth straight vic- tory. REACH FINALS CALGARY (CP) A 5-3 come from behind win over Red Deer Elks Wednesday night moved Calgary Cubs Into a best-of-five final series In the Alberta Major Baseball League, The series begins Saturday night against Calgary Giants. SADECKI SAFE Los Angeles Dodgers' pilcber Don Sutton is pulled off the bag ai New York Mets' Ray Sadecki arrives safely at first base. Sadecki grounded to first base- man Rilchie Allen but Allen threw high to SuHon. Allen was given an error on the play. Mefs won 3-2 Wednesday evening. Elder says arragements completed PHILADELPHIA (AP) Lee Elder, an American Negro pro- fessional golfer, said Wednes- day he has completed arrange- ments to play in the South Afri- can Professional Golfers Asso- ciation tournament Nov. 24-28. Elder had been invited by South African Gary of the world's leading profes- than a month ago. "As a black professional golfer I have been admonished not to participate in this tourna- ment because of certain racial policies said to exist on the part i of the South African govern- Elder said in a prepared statement. "I choose to make my posi- tion explicitly clear that I am not a politician and do not in- tend to be Involved In political controversies that are internal and local." FOR SALE BEAUTIFUL 26' x 10' CABIN CRUISER Featuring ileeplng and cooking occomodalion, carpeted Floor, cupboardt, drinking water tank, leather icals, double gai lank. REASONABLY PftlCID Phone Shaughneuy, Alberta 327-9617 "VbuY-e miles.ahead Bt STORES At Firestone Stores listed below or participating Dealers: Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 Open Daily 8 a.m. to p.m ;