Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Loads give visiting Bulldogs early scare Maxwell sharp in five-inning stint Monday SULLY SAYS f -By Pat Sullivan J HAS BEGUN to creep mlo the ranks of. the LGlhbridge Lakers of the Alberta Major Baseball League but player representatives At Fer- chuk and Rob Roy feel they may have the problem nipped in the bud. Lakers, first-year participants in llie six-team league, set (he rest of the clubs on their ears with an early rush lhat garnered them six straight wins at Die i'irst of the season. Maybe the locals got too big for their britches. Maybe the other clubs just caught up. Whatever the case the Lakers have been floundering like a [ish out of water of late and have been anything but im- pressive. The climax came Saturday evening in Edmonton when manager Doug Frier quit the club. Frier was back at the helm Sunday but it may have proved to be the straw that broke the camel's back. "We finished playing at five Sunday but didn't leave the dressing room until said Ferchuk. "We hashed it all out and came up with some an- swers.' Ferchuk showed no hesitation when he admitted the club has looked like anything but the team that started out the season. "We played a darn good ball game Saturday he said. "Sure, we lost 5-0 but we played better than we have for the last five or six games." Lakers are currently 8-10 in ihe league having beaten themselves on more than one occasion with their sloppy play and mental errors. Ferchuk was first to admit that the club has received good support from the people of Lethbridge and this is one of the reasons for some chariges will be made in the next few outings or heads may roll. "I don't think we're outclassed in (Ms league" continued Ferchuk. "But we do have to shape up." And shape up is what the club intends to do if Ferchuk and Roy get their way. Hustle, on and off the field, will be a big thing. If a guy is hustling, he's in the game. No more favoritism. Everybody on the club is expendable. No one has a position sewn up. These are just a few of the changes which are to be made. "If a guy Is having a bad game, out he pointed out Ferchuk. The player-rep went on to say that there are lots of guys who want to play hall. "I'm not saying our pitchers are going to go out and start to throw said Ferchuk-. "But we are going to be a ball club together." Lakers have past the halfway mark in their ini- tial season. They were the hottest clup in the league for the first three weeks. The bath water has gone cold of late. It cretainly isn't too late for another about-face. Lethbridge fans will get a good chance to see the new-look Lakers Thursday evening when they host Calgary Giants at Henderson at eight and twice on the weekend when the red-hot Edmonton Tigers visit Saturday at eight and Sunday at two. By LLOYD YAMAGI5MI IlcruliT Sports Wrilcr The Lclhbridge Lakers lisd San Maleo hooked for a one run lead after the sixth inning, but the Bulldogs snapped the line and charged. to a 9-4 vic- tory in exhibition baseball ac- tion at Henderson Lake Mon- day night. Meanwhile the Lakers will hit the turf again tonight as they travel tn Calgary to face the league-leading Jimmies In an Alberta Major Baseball League game. In Ias( night's encounter, Lakers' starting pitcher, Marty Maxwell, wan cruising along with a two-hitler before being relieved of his duties, after five complete innings. The Lakers, who had a good thing going pitching the young righthander, decided to give import pilcher .left DeRecat a little workout, which proved to I He pulled himself out of the be a cosily move. jam as ho handled a bouncing DeRecal, who has seen iim- I ''.all lo Ihe mound and started iled action with the Lakers this season, seemed unable to find the target and, as a result, found Ms chores a little tough. DeRecat greeted the Bull- dogs In the sixth Inning wilh two free trips to first base, forced the third batter to pop out and then loaded the bases walking the fourth. Pirates lain winners Cards too hot to touch By THE ASSOCIAT13L) PKES "The a baseball phi- losopher once decided, "isn't over till the lasl man is out." D o n 'I Pittsburgh Pirates know it. The Pirates rode Willie Star gull's ninlh inng homer to a 3-2 victory over Chicago Cubs Monday nighl, opening their lead in baseball's Naliona League Easl Division lo games over the idle New York Who's the best Tigers, Orioles? Race results EDMONTON (CP) Race resells Monday from Norlhlands Park. FIRST SMM, claiming, 2 year old maidens, I furlongs. Win A Point (Kipling) 3.BO 5.BO 2 Barnacle Bay (Hedge) 3.60 2.BO, Pol- latch (Haynesl 9D. Time: 1-5. Silent Stream, Ky Charger, Forl Trail, Nizely DDPS II also ran, SECOND SMM, claiming, 3 year old maidens, T furlongs. McLean earns lop honors WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. (CP) Kenny McLean of Yernon, B.C., won the all around cow- boy honors Monday, the final day of the 4filh annual Williams Lake SUmipede. McLean won Ihe honors after finishing on lop in slcor wrest- ling and loam roping and plac- ing high in saddle bronc rid inc. Rocky Ror.abar of Medicine Hal, Alia., won (lie bull riding rompetilinn, while Pick Kelly of Walla Walla, Wash, had Ihe fastest limn in the two rounds of calf roping. Ken Hyndman of Kamloops, B.C., won Ihe bareback bronc riding and Baiion Browcr o[ Chase, B.C. won the saddle brone compeliliotl. Dwnync liest of Vermin won Ihe amateur saddle bronc rid- ing and Jerri Ducc of Gnin- mar, Alia, won (he women's barrel race. A IolaI of fans allend- rd the four-day slumpcde. Sir Tims (Levlnel 1JM 3.70, Rouselle (Inda) 4.40 3.70, scud Com- mand (Thorn) 4.10. Time: Green Lebonesse, Barry T, Pagan Lady, Prince Nicola, Prime Money also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: JM.70. THIRD sl.JOO. claiming, 4 yeBr elds and up. 7 furlongs. snarons Chino (Parsons) 3.90 3.M 7.50, Burgundy Lass (Shields) 3.70 2.90. Go Go Glen (Arnold) Time: Nighl Shine, Earl of Richmond. Rnyol Tranic, Last Road, Frlnco Lure also r-HN. QUINELLA: (17.411. FOURTH ,BOO. claiming, 4 year oldi ind up By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Who's in firsl? Well, the Orioles are, In Balti- more at any rale, and the Ti- gers are in Detroit. Monday night they were both In Detroit, and that was too had lor the Tigers, who suffered an embarrassing 35-3 drubbing be- fore spectators and a na- tional television audience. When the holiday eve fireworks were over, the two rivals were in a dead tie for first place in base- ball's American League East. "I don't see how it can be any more said Baltimore manager Earl Weaver. "We're tied, but in our paper we'll be listed on lop and in the papers here Detroit will be on top." Lakeside AU-Stara victorious ilps. The Lethbridge Lakesdie Little League All-Stars travel- led to Kalispell and came home with the Kalispell Invitational Little League tourna m e n t championship trophy on the weekend. During the two-day event the Jakeside crew earned three straight victories and never al- lowed a run in the 18 innings of play. In the first contest, Allan lepneris fired a one-hitter and guided the local club to a 7-0 shutout over Evergreen All- Stars. Neil Povey had a perfect day al the plate aiding Gepneris with four safeties. Meanwhile, Harvey Pocza was the highlight of the tour- ney as he hurled a perfect ;ame as Lethbridge smashed Whitefish All-Stars 16-0. Pocza bla.sted a home run fn his own cause. In the championship final, 'ocza relieved starting pilch- er Gepneris and gave up [our hits in pacing the local club lo 5-0 victory over ihe Kalispell All-Stars. Elsewhere, Oakland Athletics blanked California Angels 5-0, Boston Red Sox trounced Minne- sota Twins 8-2 and Texas Hangers edged Kansas Cily Royals 2-1. Chicago, New York, Cleveland and Milwaukee were idle. Blanked for five Innings by Tom Timmerman and trailing 2-0, the Orioles erupted for six runs in the sixth Inning, seven in the eighth and two In the ninth. It was the most devastat- ing setback for the Tigers since Cleveland beat them 15-2 July 17, 1966, with 21 same number accumulated by the Orioles. Johnny Dates, Bobby Grich and Boog Powell all homered for Baltimore and Grich, Powell and Brooks Robinson each drove in three runs. Jim Palmer went the route for his llth victory, scattering nine hits, including home runs by Jim Northrup and Gates Brown. Detroit manager Billy Martin trotted out six pitchers and the Orioles scored on five of them. "It he said, "just one of those days.' 0 a k 1 a n d's Catfish Hunter, Who pitched a perfect game in retired the first 15 Califor- nia batters before John Stephen- son singled. The Angels' only other hit was Andy Kosco's sev- enth-inning triple. Rudy May matched shutout pitching with Hunter until the sevenlh.when Sal Bando dou- bled and scored on Mike Ep- stein's single. The A's added 'our more runs in the eighth, With Epstein and Dave Duncan delivering two-run singles. Boston's scheduled starter, Sonny Siebert, showed up at the jark with tendonitis in his pitch- ng arm so the Red Sox switched to Luis Tiant and he held the Twins to eight hits, in- :ludirjg a Bobby Darwin homer. In matching their longest win- ning streak of the season at four ;ames, the Red Sox broke .hrough Bert Blyleven In the second on a walk. Rico Petro- celli's double, an infield out and a balk. Carllon FLsk homered in the fifth and doubled another run across in the seventh and Tiant. followed wilh a two-nin single. Mels, who were rained out of a doubleheader at Montreal. In other National League games Monday, streaking St. Louis Cardinals tripped Cincin- nati 4-2, but the Reds main- tained their one-half game lead in the West when Atlanta Braves oulslugged pursuing Houston Astros 13-9. Philadel- phia Phillies knocked off San Francisco Giants 4-2 in the only other game. Burl Hooten was leading 2-1 and working on a tliree-hitler when Vic Davah'llo opened the Pittsburgh ninth with a bunt Hooten got Roberto Clemente. whose ninth inning homer had turned a game around for the Pirates Sat- urday. But Stargell slugged his 15lh of the year to give Pitts- burgh another electrifying vic- tory. "It was Just another typical Pirate said Stargell. PIRATES STREAKING It was the eighth victory 10 meetings for the Pirates against Chicago and left the Sibs 6Vi games back of "Pitts- jurgh. St. Louis ran Its winning streak to seven games by mocking off Cincinnati as Rick Wise hurled a seven-hilter and slugged a two-run homer. Wise's 12th career homer tied he score in the sixth and the 3ards took the lead an inning ater when Luis Meldnez dou- iled, Joe Torre singled and Simmons delivered both nms with a double. The victory was the 14th In he last 15 starts for the Cardin- als, now virtually tied with Chicago for third place In the "last Division. Cincinnati remained atop the West as Atlanta knocked off Houston. Hank Aaron's 656lh ;areer homer a three-run Braves' burst m the seventh nning. Astros' camp Wednesday Well the Montreal Expos passed Lethbridge up, the St. Louis Cardinals were rained out bul the Houston Astros will give it a try so all is not lost. Wednseday, Pat Gillick will conduct a one-day baseball camp for boys 14-21 at Hender- son Park. Hegislraticn will begin at W a.m. All players are asked to bring their own gloves, spikes and uniforms, if possible, and proof of age. The cost of food, lodging and travel will he the responsiblity o( each individual. the chain for a double play lo end Ihe inning unscratched. Tlie seventh inning was Lak- ers' downfall though as DeRe- cal walked the first and third baiters he faced. The Lakers immediately re- lieved him of his duties and re- placed him wilh Randy Max- well, who didn't have the guns either last night. Wilh one away, Maxwell walked the first batter he faced which loaded the bases for the Bulldogs. HP continued have control problems with the second hit- ler and was charged with a wild pitch which brought across the tying run. With two men still left on base. Maxwell eventually walked the second batter which loaded the bases once again, it was immediately cleared by Terry Ruggle's triple Maxwell didn't settle down against the next batter as he gave up his third free pass and tnen was touched by two straight singles. The Lakers finally got out of the inning by catching one run- ner at home while Ihe third out came after a BuUdog flew out. The damage had been done as the Lakers gave up a total of seven runs in the long, drawn-out inning. The Lakers managed lo score their nms with singletons in the fourth and eventh innings and a pair in the eighth. Randy Maxwell led the Lak ers at the plale with a doubl while eight other bailers man aged singles. Buggies supplied the powe for the Bulldogs stroking tw triples ans a single while win ning pitcher Joe Bloom addei a double. Meanwhile In Calgary left bander Ray Parr recorded i 1972 league record of 18 strike outs in pilclu'ng Calgary Giant: to a 6-3 victory over Calgan Jimmies in the Alberta Major Baseball League Monday night Parr gave up three hits in winning his fourth game of the season. He walked five men and his teammates committee six errors. He held the old strikeout rec- ord of 17 against Lethbridge Lakers, June 6. TuMduy, July 4, THI UTHMIDGI HIDAID i The Giants hung righthander Bob Baird wilh his first loss in seven games. Bob Duncan's three run homer in the sixth was the difference In the game. The Giants earlier scored two runs against Baird in the firsl and one in the second. The victory moved the sec- ond-place Giants to within two games of the league leading Jimmies. Bulldogs 000 000 9 T Lakers OOQ ll-i 4 f M. Maxwell, DeRecat R. Max- well (7) and B. Maxwell; Bloom (4-1) and Healley; Baird (6-1) WIFE'S PRESENT David Graham Icops for joy offer I winning ihe Cleveland open Monday. The vic- tory, worth was a birthday present for his wife. Grahams5 win, wife's present Perfect Host (Klplmal 17.70 7.60 l.W, Oulloot [Barrobyj .uo Bally dare (Norris) 3.20. Time: 3-8. Behi Behi, Chained Flag. On The Go, Brazen Bully, Point to Me also FIFTH i Sl.JOO, claiming, 4 year olds and up, lurlongs. Alilrust (Norris) 5.20 3.50 2.50, No- acceplion (Rasmussen) 4.70 2.90, Jab- berwncky fHednel 3.20. Time: All Black, Roman rroM, Amber Day, Kizam, Imn Eagle also ran. EXACTOR: SJ0.70 SIXTH flllowance, 3 ynr o'rjs, 7 fur- Icnrjs Scollv Georga (Hedge! 10..V1 S.7f> 3.50, Johnny's "Honey Ondal 7.70 d.60, Cane Dyer (Norris) J.70. Time: 7-5. r-aulls, Enlre, Bramble Magic, Mr. Robinson leads way Nixon has his say Wolfe. Gallant Shndow. ran. Girl SEVENTH Jl.floo, claiming, 4 ytar olds and up. Furlongs. Copr-1 To Dash (Levine) 6.10 3.30 Alomic Tommy (McCauley) 5.00 3.50, Theobald (Hedge) 330. Time: 1-5. Flecls Rule, Cash Deposit, Grey I Knifjbt also ran EIGHTH l.ioo, claiming, 4 year olds and up, linclr .-imoGlhic 7.70 370 2.90. Super (Juill (Wiseman) Monly B. IMcCaulcy) 380. Time: 1.-.53 M. Tclraspeed, Mao Rcaclioo Bi___ Forco, Misler Audlonecr, Johnny Red nlso ran QUINELLA: 120.10. GREG PONDERS PROGRESS _ Gregory Clark would never havo offcrod lo help opon o summer coMago If ho had known what it would ontail. Read his rib-tickling in this Snlurdny'-i Wnrknnd Magazine about why ihe super- market ami molor cor nro olroody obsolete. IN YOUR IETHCRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE WASHINGTON (AP) Jackie Robinson. Uic firsl black lo piny major-league liascliall, says ho is lionorwl (o hp Prcsi- rtonl; Nixon's choice us the sport's besl all-round aUilele. "Tl's a real honor In he thought, Robinson said Sin- day wlirn rpachcd nt his home in Stamford, Conn "lie's an individual making his picks, and I'm honored that he thought o[ me in that way. It's great." Robinson played wilh Mont- real in (he International League immediately before going up to Brooklyn Dodgers. Nixon, naming his most nul- slnnding players in selecting all-time fiil-slar players in an article, also says lhat. Ted Wi- liams, former great with Boston Red Sox and new manager of Texas Rangers, was the great- est hitler he ever saw nnd Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper, the best outfielder. Nixon's selection ns the best Inflelder la the Baltimore Ori- oles' Brooks Robinson while his most outstanding pi teller is Randy Nontax, I.os Angeles Dodger now is a linsc- foall sporlscnslp.r. Lou Uchrig, the New York- Yankees' Iron Mail wlio died of a blood disease in Ihn early 134is, rates as Hie president's most courageous player and JIaury Wills of the Dodgers is his best base slealer. Nixon selncled four trams- American and National League squads for llie years from 1925, when he first bsgan to follow baseball, until the Second World War, and American League and National League teams for the years following Ihe war until 11170. membered as a grcal baseball star. "Few, however, recall thai he was an nil-conference halfback al UCLA, nil-confer- ence basketball player and an all-conference I r a c k Nixon said. In the text accompanying his picks. President Nixon said he found it impossible to limit his teams lo nine men. So on each learn he sclcclcd Iwo catchers five starting pitchers, one relief pitcher mirl five additional In- fieldprs and outfielders as "re- Ihe 84 selections wore made serves." because Nixon was asked at n recent news c o n f e re nee lo name, as (.lie No. I U.S. sports fan. his all-time baseball team. Ho quickly rattled off five names but later thought alxmt II and decided he was not satisfied with his earlier choices. At Camp David, Md., he dis- cussed with his son-in- law David Eisenhower, an avid "Some present-day stars who undoubtedly will be selected for the Hall of Fame in the years ahead are not included only be- cause I believe more time is needed to appraise their careers fully." Among modern-day players he mentioned in this category is Ferguson Jenkins, Ihe native of Chatham, Onl., who pitches for Chicago Cubs. "Ferguson Jenkins, who has fan. Afterward, he put his thoughts about baseball Inlo n lapo recorder. On Ilohinson, who broke Ihe rivc M-Snmr color (wrier ?trooklvn in .should he o ISM7, Nijon Eayi hn is Ix-k re pitching he sea- any MAHTY MAXWELL Expensive sandwich SAN DIEGO CAP! A ham and cheese sandwich ordered jokingly by Cincinnati's Jack Billingbam In a National Leairue baseball game almost cost him The Cincinnati Ileds pitcher offhandedly asked for the sandwich while talking with n visiting clubhouse attendant for San Diego Padres before Saturday night's game. The sandwich arrived In the Cincinnati dugout nt the slail of the fifth inning. Manager Sparky Anderson took it, rolled It into n ball and gave Jt back to I ho messenger. "Take Hint out to Bll- HnRhnm and tell him It's going lo cost him Ander- son snapped. Anderson later Fiisponded the fine. CLEVELAND (AP) David Graham stood on the tee at the Tanglewood Country Club and suddenly realized he hadn't got- ten his wife Maurreen, a birth- day present. So he won the first prize in the Cleveland Open Golf Champion- ship as a present for her. The 26-y e a r -o I d Australian from Sydney talked about it Monday after he sank an eight- foot putt for a birdie on the sec- ond hole of a sudden-death play- off to beat Bruce Devlin, his close friend and fellow Aussie. They had lied at 278 for the reg- ulation 72 holes. "You stand there on the rraham said "and you realize you haven't gotten her a present and you remember that two years ago at St. Andrews she reminded you at 9 p.m. that it was her birthday." Everything broke right lor Iraham, a rookia on the pro golf lour. Devlin could have won m Ihe last hole of regulation, jut he missed an eight-foot putt. That gave him a one-under- par 70 for Ihe final round com- rared to Graham's 69, and cre- ated the deadlock at 278. Devlin could have won again n the first extra hole, but he missed a three-foot putt for a jogey 5, the same score as Gra- ham. FIRST noOKIE WINNER After Graham sank his birdie n the second extra hole, Devlin Iso had a chance for a birdie, but he missed an eight-footer and Graham became (he first rookie lo win a lour tourney this year. j Graham and Devlin teamed to win the World Cup team cham- pionship in 1970. Larry Hinson. Ihe co-leader wilh Laiiny Wadkins at 206 starting the final round, took a 73 and finished third at 279. Wadkins posted a 74 to finish in a tie at 280 for fourth place wilh Miller Barber who closed with a 60. Devlin won Hinson Wadkins and Barber each George Knudson of Toronto fired a 70 in the final round to finish alone In srxth place with a 281 total, good for Will Homenuik of Winnipeg was grouped with several other play- ers at 283 after shooting a 74 and won Gary Bowerman and Ben Kern of Toronto finished well back, each winning ?300. Bower- man's total was 297 while Kern carded 298. Miners drop two verdicts L e t hbridge Miners' Library dropped a pair of Calgary Ma- jor Fastball Leagua games over the weekend. In the first game Sunday Host Bent-A-Car came up wilh two runs in the top of the ninth inning for victory. In 4-3 extra-Inning the second game Host pounded out 10 hits and earned a 4-1 verdict. Wilf Gardiner was the win- ner of the first game despite giving up eight hits. George Santonl suffered the loss with a seven-hitter. Wayne McAllister did most of the damage for Host with a home run, double and single. Don Dielzen gol (o Gardiner for a double and two singles while Larry Tratch managed a double Miners got only four hits. Iwo singles by Barry House, off of Marly LaPlanle in Ihe sec- ond game. Dennis Hydychuk took the loss. Larry Granberg went three- for-lhree for the winners wilh teammate Dennis Gardiner chipping in wilh a double and single. c ANADIAN HALLENGE RMED DVENTURE UTURE A Military Career Counsellor will be al ihe Bridge Town House Motel, Lethbi idge, from noon to p.m., 5 and 6 July 72 lo discuss career oppor- tunities in Canada's Armed Forces and lo take appli. cations for enrolment. If you aro interested, are of good character, art a Canadian married or single, fn good healfh and between the ages of 17 and 24, enquire about trade vacanciei available. If you are considering University iMs fall enquire abour cur subsidized educalional programs. You get paid while galling a degree of no expense to your- spIf and ore anurod of o qood job when you graduate.