Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
'At home Tuesday Two losses for Lakers By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor A traffic jam is fast forming atop the southern division the Alberta Major Baseball League. Calgary Jimmies, who week ago shared the cellar suite no one, swept a pair of games from the Lethbridg Lakers over the weekend ant now are tied for second wit Calgary Giants, each with records. Lakers lead with an 11-7 ledger. Lakers wOl seek to add tc their slim lead Tuesday eve- ALBBKTA MAJOR LBA6UR SOUTHERN DIVISION W L Pet. Lethbr'dge..... 11 7 Cal. Giants..... 11 9 .555 Cal. Jimmies ll 9 .555 NORTHERN DIVISION Red Deer....... 10 10 .522 Edm. TO 9 .524 Edm. Blotters 16 .272 CBL 514 ning when they play host to the second-place Giants at Hender son Stadium at eight o'clock. While the Lakers were drop- ping a pair, so was toe club's ace righthander, Paul Sullivan Sullivan was roughed up for seven runs in the first four inn- ings Saturday night as the Jimmies won 11-8 after leading 7-0. Sunday, Sullivan was touch- ed for the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning after be had replaced starter Al Fer- chuk. The Jimmies won thai one 7-6 'after trailing 5-3 after six innings. Dave Morris was the hero of Sunday's Calgary triumph. His stand-up double in the bottom of the ninth with one away scored Gary Wilson with the margin of victory. Wilson had reached first on a single and advanced on a perfect bunt by Kick Johnson. Don Davis started on the mound for the Jimmies but gave way to Malcolm Lynn in the six innings as the Lakers rallied. Lynn got Jim Berlando on a strikeput to end the inn- ing. Ferchuk, before leaving the game, gave up seven bits, walk- ed five and of the four runs be gave up, two were unearned. He struck out five and was charged with a balk that led to the Jimmies' first run. Sullivan was greeted by three bits for two runs upon en- tering the game. He was in trouble again in the eighth inn- ing but killed a bases loaded- threat with two strikeouts. Wilson went three-for-five at the plate while Rich Meily add- ed a solo home run. Steve Pow- ers chipped in with a while Morris also bad a triple single to go with Ms game winning double. Bryan Maxwell stroked two doubles and a single for the Lakers while Rob Roy and Marty Maxwell each managed two singles. Saturday night before better than local supporters mies ran up runs like there was no tomorrow. They scored three times in the first, once in the secowl, twice in the third and another once in the fourth before the Lakers hit the Scoreboard. Despite the early deficit, the Lakers were right in the thick of things going into the ninth inning when big Juan Eicbl- berger entered the scene and set the locals down in order to save the victory for Ron Pe- terson. It was Eichlberger's second appearance in the game. He came in to cool off toe Lakers with two away in the fourth inning. In between Peterson and Eichlberger came Steve Pow- ers. Sullivan gave way to Randy Maxwell in the fifth inn- ing. Powers paced the Jimmies attack with a borne run, double and single while driving in four runs. Meily and Ken Groves added a double and single each. Tim Negrello smacked three straight hits for the Lakers while Roy managed a double and single. Brothers Bryan and Marty Maxwell each bad two singles. Lakers outhit the Jimmies 1S-9 Sunday and 13-12 Saturday nit couldn't come up with the runs when needed. They strand- ed 15 men alone Saturday night. In Edmonton the Tigers ob- ained their second victory of. the weekend when they defeat- ed the Calgary Giants 5-2 Sun- day. The Edmonton team defeat ed Calgary 8-3 Saturday. In Sunday's game, lefthand- er Les Ohrn, making his first start in two years for the home lub, scattered nine hits and truck out eight Giant batters to arn bis second win of the sea- on. In Red Deer Mike Shoup drilled a three-run homer with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Gen- erals a 7-f victory over Edmon- on Blockers and a sweep of a doubfeheader Sunday. Generals won the first game 11-3 behind the six-hit pitching lefthander Bob EoeUer. Dave Morris of the Calgary Jimmies was the first player to face Randy Maxwell in the fifth inning of Satur- day night's Alberta Major Baseball League game at Hend- erson Stadium. Morris took Maxwell's serving on the left hand as he is dropped to his knees upper left hand corner. Umpire John Kobal goes to his aid in the second shot Stopped first pitch while teammates Juan Eichelberger, right manager John Elicfc enter the scene. Morris is up on his feet but groggy in the bottom left hand picture and is seen catch- ing his breath in the bottom right hand shot. Jimmies won 11-8 before fans Saturday. Letter to Rosette reopens case Stone connected with bribe NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) The New Haven Register, in a copyrighted story, names Don- nie" Stone, a former American Football League player, as the man who made a bribe offer to Jerry Sturm in 1971 when Storm was with Houston Oilers. Sturm said last week be was offered to shave points on three Oiler games in 1971 when be was playing centre for the team. He didiiot accept the bribe nor did he reveal the name of the player. The Register, in naming Stone, does not disclose its source. The Register says NFL Com- missioner Pete Rozelle recently received a letter from someone who claimed he loaned Stone in regard to fixing a game. The person, not identi- fied, sought Rozslle's per- mission to attach Stone's pen- sion, the newspaper says. The NFL then turned the matter over to the FBI and fed- eral grand jury action is pend- ing. A spokesman for the NFL. said Sturm and his lawyer de- clined to comment on the story. Stone could not be imme- diately reached for comment, Sturm, who disclosed the bribe publicly for the first tune last week, said the offer was to cut the point margin on each of the final three 1971 Oilers games. The offer was rejected, Sturm said, and he reported it to Ed Hughes, then Oiler coach, who in turn reported it to the NFL. The information then was turned over to the FBI in 1971. The Register says that, in 1971, Stone told authorities he had had a few too many drinks and that be was only joking when be talked to Sturm. Since there was no collabora- tion of Sturm's charges at the time, the FBI said, the case was closed. The letter to Ro- zelle reopened it Stone, a former fullback, was a team-mate of Sturm's on the Denver Broncos from 1961-64. Stone, who played at the Uni- versity of Arkansas, also played in the NFL in 1965 with Buffalo and in 1956 with Houston. Sturm, who now lives in Den- ver, ended his career last year with the Philadelphia Eagles. He also played for the New Or- leans Saints. Jw'y 1971 THI LfTHMIDOl HMAID Alberta champ Repeat for Don Graham EDMONTON (CP) Don Graham of Medicine Hat won his second consecutive Alberta amateur golf championship Sunday but be may never get a chance to make it three in a row. He won last year in Leth- bridge at Henderson Lake. The 21-year-old University student said between earlier rounds of the tournament be will try to earn his Canadian Professional Golf Association playing card at the qualifying school next spring in Toronto. Graham took 210 strokes- even finish the 54-hold tournament and beat the 1970 champion, Harold Paseschnik of >Calgary, by three shots. Paseschnik Had the best round of the tournament's final day, a one-under-par 69 at the Mayfair Golf Club. Six time champion Doug Silverberg of Calgary had a foal-round 73 to finish third at 215. Laurie Scott and Bob Brad- turn of Edmonton and Keith Alexander oi Calgary tied for 'ourth at 221. Graham entered the final round with a two-shot advan- tage on Silverberg and four hots on Paseschnik, but his ead over Pasesctaic dwindled o a single stroke by the 14th as the 1970 champion went bree under par. But Paseschnik three-putted the parrthree 16th and Graham was down with par and was never threatened again. Graham said that winning one championship could be considered a fluke "but now I guess I'm for real" Paseschnik said he went into he final thinking he had o shoot a 67 to win "and I wasn't that far off." 'But Graham was just too good, it's that simple." Graham, who attends Ari- zona State University and plays in United States college ournaments, said he felt the ssure Sunday was as in- ense as on the college circuit where many young golfers who aspire to the professional ranks sharpen their skills. The low 25 players from the Liberia amateur qualify for be remaining 54 holds of the ffllingdon Cup trials to be held at the Edmonton Glen- dale Course July 20-22. The four-man WiQingdon Cup earn plays Bimflftr squads rom the rest of the provinces determine the Canadian OP TWENTY Den MMdnt Hat Harold Pastschnlk, Calsary Doug Silverbtrg, Calgary 215 Laurie Scott, Edmonton Bob Bradbum, Jr., Edmonton 72-75- Keith Alexander, Calgary 7Z74-7S- 221 amateur team golf champions. Graham, Silverberg and Alexander were on the team last year but Silverberg said he does not plan to try for a berth this season. Sansei eliminated by Taber Taber Bantams captured (be 1973 Centennial Bantam Base- ball League title by outlasting the Lethbridge Sansei 17-10 at the Dave Elton'Park Sunday afternoon. Taber earned the champion- ship title by winning the best- of-three final series in two straight games. The champions will now ad- vance to the southern zone play- off tournament staged July 14- 15 in Warner. To boost their lineup Taber has picked up Brian Tanaka and Alex Gepneris from the Sansei. In Sunday's contest, Bruce MacMurchy registered t he mound decision over Tanaka for Hie victory. Ron Schaafsma stroked a tri- ple, double and single for the winners while Tanaka cranked two doubles and a single in a losing cause. Two spark local club Lethbridge Track and Meld Club members Paul Zook and Don Malesze were at it again on the weekend. Li the provincial track and field championships held in Calgary Zook came away with a first and second while Malesze added a first and third. Zook won his specialty, the shot put with a distance of 12 metres 67 centimetres. Malesze was third at 12 metres 53 centimetres. In the dicus, Malesze was the winner with a toss of 127 feet. Zook followed in second place with a heave of 123 feet Summaries SUNDAY ail M4 12 1 Jimmies milt j Ferchuk, Sullivan (5-2) and Brown; Davis, Lynn and John. ston, Williams Johnson HR: Cal-Mtlly. Ml m OK-2 l Tittrs Clayton and Edwards; Ohm (2-0) and Franchuk. KRST Ktatn Tat Ni its GMtrafc Ml OMOh-ii 13 l Winder Currie and Thom- son; Koehler (2-1) and Testa. SICOND o- 7 ewMrah 100 MO 7 7 i Curie, Parcel! (7) and Gul- Cardwell (2-3) and Testa. HR: Red Deer, Snoup SATURDAY Jimmies ..112120101-11 12 3 Lakers 000 430 010-a 13 3 Pederson, Powers Eicheibergcr C4) Powers (5) Eichelberger (9) and Johnstone: Sullivan (5-1) R. Max- wtl! leader since l be fired a career-best, irine-un- dcr-par in the second round. Stockton, long noted as ooe of the game's best scramblers, opened play with a two-slrote lead end had big lead at the turn, then watched both Green and Blancas whittle it down to two strokes. When he bogeyed the 17U) (rom a broker it wm CSA APPOINTMENT BOB LITANI Mr. T.YY. Broad, President of the Civil Service Association of Alberta, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Bob Lrtani as Supervisor of Administration. A graduate in Business Administration in Europe, Mr. Litan; also studied systems design in England. Mr. Litani worked for both Pan American Petroieum and Calgary Power as a system analyst, and was Data Processing Manager for United Farmers of Alberta Cooperative before joining the CSA. where his prime task will be to implement modern methods of information and record systems. The Civil Service Association oi Alberta represents and is the jargaming agent for more than 23.000 men and women who are aii non- managemerrt employeesof he Provincial Government nchiding Boards, Agencies and Commissions Literal's appointment ts in line with the CSA's policy of expanding its services to belter serve its growing membership.