Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
THI UTHMIDOI HBUID Thundoy, July 5, 1973 Mayer seeks berth King, Evert final for tennis title LONDON (AP) Alex Mayer, a 21-year-old law stu- dent from Wayne, N.J., has one ambition at this time: to be- come the first U.S. inter- collegiate tennis champion to win the Wimbledon crown in the came year. Mayer, studying law at Stan- ford University, won the Na- tional Collegiate Athletic Asso- ciation title the week before Wimbledon started. Then he flew to London and went straight to Wimbledon's fast grass courts without any prac- tice. Now he's in the semi-finals, Sanseis protest playoff opener Lethbridge Sansei travelled to Taber and came home with a protested 21-16 setback in the opening game of the Cen- tennial Bantam Baseball League playoff finals Wednes- day night. The two clubs are scheduled to meet in a best-of-three final series but the opener could very well be washed out by the league directors. According to Sansei's coach, Tak Katakami, the local boys were victims of a "home job" along with inadequate playing conditions. Katakami would be the first to say the game was a "home job" all the way as he watched his star pitcher, Alex Gepneris, give up 18 walks in five inn- ings of play. "Gepneris is a good pitcher Had would allow only six or walks when he has con- Zfrol commented Ka- -takami. that, how many timet will you see a pitcher who has thrown a two-hitter, a three-hitter and a no-hitter in his last three while averaging appearances some 16 strike-outs per game come back and give up 18 he add- ed. Katakami was also extreme- ly upset with the playing con- ditions as be watched his club play their hosts in a field with- out a fence and having a soc- cer game going on a short dis- tance from right field. Katakami has protested the match under inadeouate plw- ing conditions and will receive word from the league officials later in the week. In the' game itself, reliever Cam Faddri picked up the mound win after taking over the duties from Scott Gardner Gepneris suffered the loss after relinquishing his chores to Brian Tanaka in the fifth1 Tanaka led the locals with a pair of home runs while Gard- ner and Robbie Schaafer strok- ed home runs in the win. playing fourth-seeded Alex reveli of Russia today for a place in Saturday's final. He reached the semies by upsetting Hie Nastase, the wily Romanian who was top seeded and a strong favorite for the title. Then, in the quarter-finals, he beat eighth-seeded Juergen Fas- sbender of West Germany after losing the first two sets. To make things more difficult for him, he played the first week with a bad attack of hay j fever, and throughout the tour- nament has had an injured 1 thumb joint on his racket hand. In all, five U.S. intercollegiate Fralkenberg, Ted Schroeder, Tony Trabert, Alex Olmedo and Stan gone on to win Wimbledon, but never in the same ytar. Mayer, son of a Hungarian tennis-playing father and a Ger- man mother, views the prospect of his match against Metreveli, first Russian ever to reach a semi-final here, coolly. DOESN'T FEEL NERVOUS "I can only he said. "Metreveli's playing awfully well, but I don't feel particu- larly nervous. I really don't feel I'm under much pressure." The man who does feel pres- sure is third-seeded Roger Tay- lor, the burly British left- hander. Taylor is one of the few members of the Association of Tennis Professionals who defied the ATP's ban on playing at Wimbledon this year. He goes into his semi-fina against Jan Kodes, the impertu- rable Czech who is seeded sec ond, knowing the centre court rooting Sweet success Chris Evert, who unexpectedly defeated Margaret Court at Wimbledon Wednesday, shows her delight as she closes in on the win. She won two sets out of three and now meets Billie-Jean King for the women's title. Jaclk Nichlaus POSITION ADDRESS THE POSITION OF THE: SHOULDERS ftT ADDRESS IS ONE OF THE LEflST INVOLVED BUT MOST IMPORTANT flSPECTS OF GOLF. PROPERLY THE SHOULDERS CflN BE THE KEY TO ft VERY GOOD SWING. WHILE HOLDING YOUR PLACE YOUR FEET AND STHND UP STRAIGHT. RELAX YOUR SHOULDERS SLIGHTLY, AND AS YOU TAKE YOUR NORMAL. GRIP AND PLACE THE CLUB BEHIND THE BALL NOTICE HOW YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER DROPS SOMEWHAT LOWER THAN THE LEFT. THIS IS THE CORRECT POSITION. DONT EXAGGERATE IT BY DROPPING THET RIGHT SHOULDER MORE OR FORCING THE LEFT SHOULDER UP. 2OC Wilbur Wood throwing well ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) KnaekkbtDer Wilbur Wood of Chicago White Sox was under intense pressure May a 1M record, doch to be tuner McLtta of Detroit Tigen in 1968. Whm Wood picked 19 Us 14th win Jane 8, be was given a food dunce of reaching the total. The speculation ended quickly Iwwever, when he lost Ms next fir in a row and the Sox dropped to third firm first in the Americas League West Chicago manager Chock Taa- TWT did not blame Wood for the team's sidd "Oar main problem with Wood pitching has been lack of Tanner said. "In Ms last fivt gsmes we scored four nms Wilbur has been pitching as wen as be ever dM Tuesday night, Wood got win No. VSf as Ms team-mates ended their non-support wilh 15 bits for a 15-1 over Texas Rangers. Wood pitched a four- hitter. Reminded that Wood is half- way to 30 wins with three months remaining la the sched- ule, Tanner said: "I didn't talk about 30 vic- tories before, and Tm not now The closer you get the more pressure there is. Roger Maris hitting 61 homers is a much greater feat than Babe Ruth hitting 60. Roth had no pressure. "So. as far as Wflbar is con- Tm just looking for 16. Wood says be hasn't felt any added pressure during his los- ing streak "because I haven't thrown bad." He said be threw better fo several of the games he tost than he did in Tuesday's vic- tory. "I walked four, which is too manv for me for him to win and be the first Briton to reach a Wimbledon fi- nal since Bunoy Austin was beaten by Don Budge in 1938. The women's final Friday will be an ail-American battle be- tween four-time champion Billie jean King and 18-year-old Chris Evert, playing in her first Wim- bledon final. Miss Evert, the 18-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was a losing semi-finalist here last year. Wednesday, she reached the finals with an upset 6-1 victory over nervous and apprehensive Margaret Court, the Australian who was seeded No. 1. Miss Evert is seeded fourth, and her triumph ended any hopes Mrs. Court had this year of becoming the first woman in history to twice win the grand Aus- tralian, French, Wimbledon and Forest Bails titles. In the other semi-final, Mrs. King, of Long Beach, Calif., dis- posed of Evonne Goolagong, the third-seed Australian and 1971 winner, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. It will be the first all-Ameri- can final at Wimbledon since Althea Gibson beat Darlene Hard in 1957. or ball roundup Course ahead for time being WINNIPEG (CP) The -pro- fessionals warmed up Wednes- day for today's opening round of the 1972 Manitoba Cpen golf championship but .only three managed to beat par. Ron Laiter and Sandy Patter- son, both of Brantford, Ont., and Gerry Morrissey of Winni- peg toured the par- 72 Niakwa Country Club course at two-under-par 70 to tie for low honors in the pro-am event. But while the course won the its first real test Comes with the opening round when about 140 professionals and amateurs are expected to tee off in search of a share of ihe prize money in the 54-hole tournament. While Laitar, Patterson and Morrissey beat par, the rest of the field, including the pre-tour- nament favorites, failed to solve Niakwa's tight fairways and slick greens. And the announcement that defending champion Wilf Homenuik of Winnme? will trot be on hand, the championship remains wide open. Veteran Canadian Moe Nor- man of Gilford, Ont.. fired a 73 Wednesday but then went straight to the putting green and back onto the course for more practice. John Elliott Jr. of Lutz, Fla., the 1971 Manitoba champion, playing his first competitive round in more than a week, shot a 76. Despite playing under perfect golfing sun- shine, warm temperatures and Hunt the old pro Al Balding of Toronto soared to a 75. The golfers will face similar conditions in the opening round and host professional Chick Duncan says the conditions are perfect for the course. Leo Bradshaw, of Toronto, will also hegin his auest to suc- ceed where Gary Bowennan of Belleville. Ont., and Balding have failed. Bradshaw, winner of the Sas- katchewan Open last weekend, will attempt to be the first player to win consecutive cham- pionships on the Canadian tour. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA MAJOR LEAGUE (South division) W L Pet. 6BL Lethbridge Lakers 11 5 .487 Calgary Giants 11 6 458 Calgary Jimmies 8 9 .470 4 North division Edm. Tigers 8 8 .500 Red Deer ..79 1 Edm. Blockers 425 6 13 .303 The Tigers will reign as the 1973 Lakeside Senior LLtle League champions as they edg- ed the Athletics 2-0 in tne championship final Wednesday night. The Tigers earned the titfe as they bdted the TV.ITJS 11-3 and the Athletics 7-0 and 2-0 in the double knockout playoff series. Greg Graham chalked up the mound decision in the final match firing a four-hitter while tfarvey Pocza was tagged with he loss after giving up only two hits. Dave Creighton and Lome Osmond rappad singles Laura Leroux and Ken Kol- kas managed singles in a los- ing cause. The Dodgers won the Nor- crest Senior Little League title Wednesday with a resounding 24-4 triumph over the Padres. Dodgers lost only one en- counter all season. Gordon Keith led the way for the winners as he fanned j 12 and allowed just five hits. Losing pitcher Gordon Tokari- uk struck out 14 but the Dodgers pounded out 18 hits. Dave Koskoski smacked a home run, a double and two singles while Keith Miyashiro added a homer, double and single. Kerwin Kotkas stroked a home run for the Padres while Scott Jaryie added a double and two singles. Summer Games The City of Lethbridge swim-1 For further information on in the victory while Earl j ming eliminations are sched- this or any other Southern Al- stroked a pair a losing cause. Riva Ridge wins in Brooklyn NEW YORK (AP) Riva Ridge, overshadowed by his Meadow Stable mate Secretar- iat this year, won the Brooklyn Handicap with a record-smashing performance Wednesday at Aqueduct to be- come thoroughbred racing's 12th million winner. Riva Ridge, ridden by Ron Turcotte, of Grand Falls, N.B.. Tentam and Key to the Mint with less than an eighth of a mile left and then held off the fast-closing True Knight to win in one minute, 52.5 seconds, breaking the old track mark for 1 3-16 miles by two seconds. The time also broke the stakes record by two and two- lifths seconds and dipped one- fifth of a second off the world record which was set by Fleet Bird. I Riva Ridge got to the wire a j bead in front of True Knight who was two lengths in front of Tentam. Key to the Mint was another 3% lengths back. I WAS 1STH WIN It was a spectacular victory for the four-year-old Riva Ridge, and the first money of S67.500 boosted Ms career earn- ings to on a record of 15 victories in 25 starts Rava Ridge, carne-J 127 pounds and paid 55 60, 40 and Completing the order of finish after Ksy To The Mint, high singles in Meanwhile the Canucks ad- vanced the finals of the side Little League playoffs with an 11-4 win over the Indians Ricky Moser picked up the rerdict allowing seven hits while Scott Parrentau was landed the loss. Tcdd Fisher poked a triple and single and Darcy Toliin three singles in the win. In another match, Rick Ci- con hurled a three-hitter and led the Royals to a 10-3 vic- tory over the Yankses. Brad Jirshman suffered the loss. Greg Forrest paced the win- singles while Cicon aided his own cause with a double and single. At Norcrest, the Pirates ral- lied to a 12-0 shutoul over fie Braves in a Little League play- off tilt. Gordon Merynek bested Merlyn Bunnage for the win. Melynek also led the offence single white Myron Seaman chipped in with a double and two singles. uled for Saturday, July 14 at the Civic Centre The days competition is set for aone o'clock start. Deadline for registrations is next Wednesday and the regis- tration fee has been set at Forms may be obtained at the city pools or at the Yates Cen- tre. AD "B" class swimmers, and any "A" swimmer who does not hold a minimum "A" time IT has not taken part in a win- ter swim meet of two or more clubs is eligible. Meanwhile, the registration deadline for those wishing to enter the City of Lethbridge equestrian competition is July 10, next Tuesday. The registra- tion fee is fifty cents. Summer Games acUvi- ties, please contact Guy Sun- ada at the Yates Centre, 328- 6116. More sport on page 10 Club champ next thing at Henderson The 1S73 Henderson Lake club championship will get un- der way this weekend com- mencing Sunday morning at nine o'clock. All interested golfers, mem- bers of the Lake only, are ask- ed to sign up at the pro shop. Sunday's action will be an 18- bole qualifying round for match play. The low 16 gross scores will make up the championship flight. August 11 and 12 have been set aside as the dates of the 36- hole final The Sunday competition is also the qualifying rounds for the Herald Country Districts. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL Chicago........ 43 34 585 St. Louis......41 38 .519 5'A Montreal 37 39 .457 8 Philadelphia 37 42 .468 9'A AMERICAN LEAGUE East W New Ysrk..... 4d Baltimore 40 Boston 39 Detroit 41 Milwaukee Cleveland L Pet. GBL 36 .561 34 541 2 37 513 3? 513 40 .494 4 4 5'A 52 .350 17 Pittsburgh New York K. Los Angeles San Francisco Houston Cincinnati Atlanta San 36 41 .463 33 33 .434 West 51 32 .614 48 .571 46 38 531 43 38 .531 12 7 35 49 .417 16Vi 28 S3 .346 22 TODAY'S GAMES Philadelphia Twiichell C6-2) at Chi caco Hooton (8-6) Pittsburgh Bnles (6-7) at St. Louis Foster (S-5) Houston Wilson (4J) at Atlanta Harrison (3-2) New York Matlack (5-10) at Mon- treal Stoneman (3-5) or Torrez (4-6) San Francisco Bryant (13-5) at Cin. cir.nat! Norman (5-8) San Diego Greif (4-12) at Los An- geles Osteen (10-3) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS FIRST Houston 4M410 15 1 Atlanta 110 821 4 12 3 J Richard Crawford (6) and Julie; Reed Devine House Fnssella (9) and Casnova. HRs- Radar Tepedmo Evans SECOND Houston 104 IN 050-11 IS 8 Atlanta 101 30 14 0 Forsch, Roberts Ray (5-0) (7) and Jutze; Ntekro, Freeman Pan- ther (1-2) Frisella House (9) and Oates HR: Hous-Agee Rader Atl-Garr Johnson (2) San Frane'sm 000010 10 0 Cincinnati 010 010 212 Bradley Sou (9) and Rader; Hall, Borbon (2-4) Tomlm Carroll spraaue (9) and Bench. New York 301 Ml MO-t 1 1 Montreal 000 000 790 Seaver, Capra (0-4) Sadeckl and Dyer: Moore, Jarvis Walker (6) Gilbert (M) Marshall (9) and Boccabetla. HRs- (1) Mays Dyw Mtl-Woods Philadeljnla MO 000 190 2 11 0 Ch'caoo 000 010 000 2- J 1 Twitehell, Scarce Wilson (1-3) (10) and Boone; Hooton, Locker Aker (4-5) (10) and Hundley. HR- 100 OH 000-J 10 1 St. Loots 2M MO IS 1 Moose Before (4) and May; Murphy (1-3) bix! Simmons. HR: Pflh LEAGUE LEADERS Unser, Pht Mola, LA Goodson, SF Watson, How Maddox, SF Matthews, SF Robinson, Pha Santo, Chi AB R H Pet. 197 32 68 .345 188 24 64 J40 267 28 90 .337 308 S9 103 .334 278 37 90 .324 252 36 81 -351 159 24 48 .370 44 90 .319 ANDY CAPP weighted at Coast Scout, 128, Loud and Red CCN'7 START -IM ONLY GOI JSCWNTTHEPUS THAT'S is PLENTY VER'VE JUST GOT ENOUGH P'ONE? Home runs: Stargell Bonds, San Francisco, Runs batted In: Stargell, Bench, Cincinnati. Watson, Houston; Bonds, PiJchino <7) Brett. Phila- delphia, Osteen, Los An- gela, Oakland Minnesota Chicago California Kansas city Texas West 37 .549 35 539 36 .538 37 525 40 .524 50 .351 1 1 2 2 15V4 TODAY'S GAMES Boston Lee (9-3) at New York Dob. son (41) Cleveland Strom (1-9) at Detroit Lo- lich (8-3) Chicaao Fisher (6-7) at Texas Sle. bert (57) Kansas City Splittorff (105) at Min- nesota Decker (3-2) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS FIRST Chicago .....000110 010-1 7 Texas coo ooo 041 Geddss, Acosfa 'P and Herr- mann; Dunn'ng (0-5) and Suarez. HR: SECOND Chcago .....01? MO t 1 TeAas WO 000 242 Johnson ForsJer (7) and Brink- man; Kremmel Paul Bro- bert Gogolewski (8) and Billings. FIRST Milwaukee 000 013 DM 4 10 t Baltimore 001 000 0 Ed Rodriauez, Gardner Bell (24) (10) and Porter, Ellie Rodriguez Reynolds, Alexander Jackson Jefferson (2-1) (8) and Hendncks HRs: Brown Porter (2) SECOND Milwaukee 003101 11 5 Baltimore _ 008 (03 12 1 Slaton, Champion (2-5) (7) and Rod- riguez; Cuellar, Watt Reynolds (5-3) f8) and Williams. HR: Bal- WiHiams Kansas City 001 000 M4- 5 t Minnesota 000 000 4 15 1 Drago Garber m and Healy, Taylor Bane, Corbin (2-4) Ha-Jds and Mitterwald. HR: Lis Cleveland 120 110 ll Detroit 000 Oil 111 Wilcox Hiloendorf (6) and Ashby; Strshler Farmer Scherman (7) and Sims. HR: Rodrioiet 0 California (00 000 MO- III Oakland 001 000 171 Sinner Sells (8) and Torborg; Hamilton Fmaers (7) and Fosse Boston 009 Oil 000-151 New York OOP 000 000- I 1 Morel v2-0l and Montgomery; Med- Ich (M) and Moses. LEAGUE LEADERS AB It H Pet. Blornbern NY 152 59 388 Morton, Det 174 23 <2 .352 Carew, Win..... 279 49 95 .341 Blair, Eal 228 33 71 .311 Allen, Chi.......245 39 .310 May, Mil .....315 4S 97 .308 Murcer. NY...... 322 47 91 .304 Bumbry, Bal 155 33 47 -303 Kelly, Chi 2SS 41 .302 B-aun, Min 236 35 71 .301 Home runs Kansas Citv, 19. Fisk. Eoslo-i, D. Alien, R. Jack- son. oaWar-d Runs ba'led In: Mayberry, 74; R. 63 Pitch'na 7 decisions: Hunter, Oek, la-rf, T--3, SOO, Colborn, Milwaukee, 11-3, .7SS. 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