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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Augurt LETHBRIDQE HERALD-9 Six straight losses shave lead Dodger margin now a mere 2 games Not kicking Richie h'c'jner of the Pittsburgh Pirates steps out of the way of a sliding Dave Lopes Sunday Giants and Tigers take lead CALGARY (CP) Shortstop Dave Edson smashed a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning Saturday night to give Calgary Giants an 8-7 win over Calgary Jimmies in the first game of the Alberta Major Baseball League Southern Division Finals The second game in the best of-three series will be played here today Giants opened scoring with one run in the first inning and added a second in the seventh inning but Jimmies scored twice to make it 2-2 going into the eighth, where each team added a run Jimmies went ahead 6-3 on Dave Morns' three-run homer in the ninth before the Giants rallied with three runs of their Majesties win Pineher tourney Great West Tire Majectics of Lethbridge emerged the victors of the Pmcher Creek Ladies Fastball Tournament over the weekend Kozak takes second CPGA senior title CAMBRIDGE, Ont Bill Kozak of Niagara Falls, Ont, successfully defended his Canadian Professional Golfers Association senior title Sunday with an even-par 70 for a 54-hole total of 216 The 52-year-old host profes- sional at the Westbrook Golf Club in Welland, Ont beat 55 other competitors with rounds of 73-73-70 Second-round lead- ers Al Balding of Toronto and Bill Kerr of Pomte Claire, Que both had trouble off the tees on the Gait Country Club course Balding soared to a final- round 80 for sixth place with a 223 total Kerr had a 79 to finish in a fourth-place tie with Murray Tucker of Woodbndge, Ont, both with 222 totals Stan Kolar of Lucerne, Que had a third-round 71 to take second place with 219, three strokes behind Kozak who collected from the total prize of Kolar earned In third place was Gerry Proulx of St Eustache, Que with a 220 total He picked up Balding eliminated himself from a chance at the Spaldmg trophy with a triple bogey on the 361-yard seventh hole "When I got the tbirdie on nine, I knew I was in good shape Kozak said "I was aware Balding and Kerr were having real trouble "I figured I'd have to shoot a 69 today to win, but when I saw the pin placements on the first few holes I changed that estimate to a 71 and then just tried to play par golf Kozak, who has won the sen- iors in the only two years he's been eligible, was pleased with his victory but still a little disappointed with his play "I didn't putt that well I only made two really good putts in the whole tournament and they were both for birdies today, but they were also both less than 15 feet The Majesties led by the pitching of Ruth Miller and Marge Deker ran off four straight victories in the tourney Thev out scored the opposition 53 to 18 over the four games Hanna finished second in the 11 team tournament with the consolation going to Blairmore Pmcher Creek were the first victims of the Majestic's booming bats as they suffered a 10-0 setback The Majesties defeated Taber Royals 13-6 in the second game, aided by a home run off the bat of Jean Fraser Lethbridge's Ritt Way Flames dropped a one sided 15 1 decision to the championship bound Majesties Debbie Wells scored four times and Joyce Filan three times for the Majesties in their final contest as they edged Hanna 15-11 for the championship Besides the Majesties and Flames Lethbridge was also represented by the North Stars TAKES SQUASH TITLE MELBOURNE (AP) Geoff Hunt took only 34 minutes to dispose of fellow Australian Cam Nancarrow to win the inaugural world squash championship own in the bottom of the inning Reliever Paul Chartrand got the win taking over for Jim Lemon in the 10th inning Ron Peterson was the losing pitcher In a Northern Division playoff game Sunday night Julie Owchar hit a two run homer in the second inning to lead Edmonton Tigers to a 3-2 win over Red Deer Generals in a game that was called after five innings because of darkness Red Deer managed two runs in the bottom of the fifth on singles by Phil Boston and Gord Graves and an error by rightfielder Wayne Commodore But the Tigers got out of the jam when Red Deer shortstop Phil Urabe lined into a double play A solo home run by Tim Young in the fifth inning rounded out the Edmonton score Winning pitcher Dick Hazell allowed three hits in going the distance while the Tigers got four hits off loser Fred Cardwell The win gave Edmonton a 1- 0 lead in the best-of-three Northern Division final series Meanwhile first place in the Southern Division of the Alberta Major Baseball League was decided Friday night in a see-saw game in which Calgary Giants edged Calgarv Jimmies 3-2 Giant catcher John Edwards engineered the first run with a double in the third inning and went on to score himself on an error in the sixth inning Jimmies slugger, Russ McKee, came back in the fourth inning with a solo home run, the only one of the game John Elick kept the Jimmies alive batting in a run in the eighth but Giant Jim Lemon drove the winning run in the bottom of the inning with a single Winning pitcher Ray Forgie kept Jimmies to three hits John Fit7gerald took the loss THE CANADIAN PRESS Los Angeles outfielder Jim Wynn says the 10-3 thumping the Dodgers suffered Sunday at the hands of Pittsburgh Pirates may be just what his team needed The Pirate victory also came in handy for Cincinnati Reds in baseball's National League West pennant race While the Dodgers were suf- fering their sixth consecutive setback, the Reds were edging New York Mets 6-5 to climb within games of the first- place Dodgers The Dodgers' margin is their smallest since they led Houston by two games on May 9 and it's the closest the Reds have been since they trailed by three games way back on April 26 They were 10 Vz out as recently as mid-July Elsewhere, St Louis Cardi- nals downed San Francisco Giants 4-1, Philadelphia Phillies turned back Atlanta Braves 7-4, Houston Astros blanked Montreal Expos 3-0 and Chicago Cubs clobbered San Diego Padres 14-6 In Saturday's games, Pitts- burgh edged Los Angeles 4-3, San Diego shaded Chicago 4-3, Cincinnati whipped New York 62, St Louis downed Cincinnati 5-3, Atlanta nipped Philadelphia 7-6 and Montreal beat Houston 3-2 Maybe this is what we need Maybe getting our pants knocked off will get us Wynn theorized after the Pi- rates pounded out 17 hits, the most against the Dodgers this season, including home runs bv Bob Robertson and Richie Zisk The Dodgers have scored onlv 1 runs in their six-game slide- actually, they've dropped nine of the reason is clear to manager Walter Alston The only way I can explain it is that the same guys who have been leading the league in run production just aren't doing it any more, "he said "I kept telling you guys at the beginning of the season when everything was going right that there'd be days like this Sunday's assault against Geoff Zahn and three relievers also included two doubles by Robertson, one apiece by Zisk and Renme Stennett, a two-run single by Willie Stargell and seven-hit Meli and Greenway make team Two Lethbridge judokas Joe Meli and Tom Greenway, were selected to the Canadian National Judo Team over the weekend Meli will travel with the unit of the Canadian Team slated to appear in Brazil in September while Greenway's unit is scheduled to compete in Germany in November Both Meli and Greenway gold medal winners in the recent Canadian junior Olympics in Edmonton, were competing in a judo tournament in Toronto over the weekend Also competing in the Toronto meet was another Lethbridgeite, GuyPomahac Pomahac was also a gold medalist at Edmonton Greenway won the heavyweight champion ship at the Toronto tournament, held at the Canadian National Ex- hibition Grounds Meh was the winner of the light heavyweight title at the competition Pomahac, also a light heavyweight competitor in Toronto, placed third in his division Meli and Greenway were selected to the Canadian team on the strength of their performance in Toronto Royals take another The Lethbridge Royals travelled to Calgary over the weekend and bombed the Calgarv Chinooks 8-4 in a Calgary Senior Soccer Association contest Angelo Mauro and Stefan Wittmer led the local attack with a pair of goals each, while singles came off the feet of Billy Rab, John Stropmk, Ivan Smeljaned and Bill Calderwood The Royals took the third division title in the CSSA this year, and should have an excellent chance to move up to the first division next season The Royals will be at home this Saturday against the Calgary Vikings Game time at the Civic Centre is set for 7 p m A's take title pitching by Larry Demery and Dave Giusti The Pirates, who have won 11 of their last 13 outings, are tied with Philadelphia for second place in the National League East, 2Vz games behind St Louis The Reds nailed down their triumph when Dave Concepcion blasted a tie- breaking three-run homer off Jon Matlack in the seventh inning following an in- tentional two-out walk to Tony Perez After Pete Rose opened the Reds' seventh with a bloop double, Mets' manager Yogi Berra ordered a two-out walk to Perez, who helped Cincinnati erase a 3-0 deficit with run-scoring singles in the third and fifth innings Concepcion promptly followed with a drive over the wall in left-centre for a 6-3 lead Cleon Jones slammed a two-run homer for New York in the ninth John Curtis pitched a five- hitter for the Cards' fourth straight victory and also singled home two sixth-inning runs off Tom Bradley Curtis restricted the Giants to one unearned run Bill Robinson, Mike Schmidt and Willie Montanez homered for Philadelphia in support of Dick Ruthven's six- hit pitching Milt May's two-run homer and Bob Watson's solo shot backed Dave Roberts' five-hit pitching Montreal's Tom Walker was cruising along with a two-hitter going into the seventh but Watson stroked a one-out single and May smashed a 3-2 pitch over the right field fence Pitcher Steve Stone's two- run single highlighted Chicago's six-run third inning and Steve Swisher and Jose Cardenal homered for the Cubs Tiant backs into 19th win THE CANADIAN PRESS Although Luis Tiant didn't exactly pitch well enough to win his 19th game, he did get the victory Steve Busby did pitch well enough for his 19th win but got a loss instead Tiant was tagged for 11 hits in 7 1-3 innings Sunday and sent packing when Minnesota Twins scored six runs in the eighth inning of their American League baseball game By then, though, Boston had given the veteran right-hander an eight-run cushion So the Red Sox held on for a 9-6 triumph and Tiant became the only pitcher in the major leagues with 19 victories Busby, meanwhile, pitched a six-hitter against but the fifth hit was Paul Blair's double in the ninth inning and the sixth was Brooks Robinson s single So instead of getting victory No 19, Busby wound up with his 10th defeat as the Orioles squeezed out a 1-0 victory over Kansas Citv Royals Chicago's Wilbur Wood also had a shot at No 19 But he took an early shower and a 14th loss when the White Sox absorbed a 94 beating by New York Yankees In Sunday's other American League games, Texas Rangers nosed out Cleveland Indians 1-0, Oakland A's clobbered Detroit Tigers 13-3 and Milwaukee Brewers beat California Angels 5-2 In Saturday's games, Min- nesota topped Boston 7-4, Cleveland blanked Texas 4-0 Walters captures second straight PINCHER CREEK (Special) Oscar Walters made it two in a row over the weekend as he captured the saddle bronc riding event at the Pmcher Creek Chinook Circuit rodeo Walters turned in a 60 point ride at Pmcher Creek, enough to give him the bronc riding title which he also won at the Lundbreck rodeo last weekend The win strengthens Oscar's position in the race for the circuit's all around title as well as the saddle bronc crown The bareback event was taken by Ron Ostrum of Carseland with a score of 62 Don Johansen of Hussar took the bull riding with a 66, the high mark of the two-day, one go round rodeo in the three major riding events Taber steer wrestler Bill Schmidt proved the fastest of the show with a 6 8 second run while Floyd Many Fingers of Cardston was the fastest calf roper with a clocking of 16 3 seconds Donna Brantner of Skiff took the senior gal's barrel racing, touring the course in 16 9 seconds while Dianne Krause also of Skiff, was the junior barrel racing queen with a run of 17 1 seconds Lethbridge's Bruce Kostelansky had a 67 to win the boys' steer riding while Marhn and Lawrence Draper of Hillsprmg teamed up to win the team roping with an impressive time of 9 4 seconds Kansas Citv edged Baltimore 3-2, Detroit shaded Oakland 4- 3 New York beat Chicago 2-1 in a game stopped b> rain after seven innings and Milwaukee stopped California 4-2 Tiant was rocked for all six Minnesota runs in the eighth three on Larry Hisle s 17th home run Then Diego Segui took over and slammed the door on the Twins Dave McNally out-dueled Busby in the Orioles victory over Kansas City pitching a seven-hitter and wrecking the Royals only serious threat with a neat pickoff play and some clutch pitching Jim Wohlford led off the seventh inning with a double and held up at second when a bunt bv Tony Solaita bounced over the head of third baseman Robinson as he charged in OPENING SOON! in CENTRE VILLAGE MALL e FLEMING MOTORS LTD. 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