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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Peterson helps locals in Series final By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer The Lethbridge Lakers had two new players working for them Thursday night when they downed the Calgary Jimmies 14-8 at Henderson Park in the semi final of the Alberta Major Baseball League Super Series. One was Marty who flew in from Vancouver for the content and handled five chances flawlessly at shortstop for the locals. The other was Jimmies' pitcher Ron Peterson Peterson handed out six walks to the Lakers in the fourth allowing Paul Sullivan's boys to score six big runs on just one Brown's bases loaded double. Call Bobby Murcer a sunshine boy ASSOCIATED PRESS Just call Bobby Murcer one of the Boys like warm the New York Yankee outfielder explains. just can't play in colti The summer has brought out the best in and he continued to match the climate with a hot bat Thursday night that led a 2-1 victory over Kansas City Royals. happens to me every Murcer noted. can't explain it have a rough time part of the season and then suddenly it's Murcer personally provided all of the Yankee doubling home a run and com- ing in with another on a grounder to help George Medich post his 10th American League baseball victory this year Minor ball The Lethbridge Sansei captured the 1974 Centennial Bantam Baseball League championship title by blanking Taber 6-0 Wednesday night The who won the best-of-three final series in two straight will now host the southern zone semi- finals to be staged at the Dave Elton Park this weekend Five teams will participate in the two-day event which gets underway Saturday and concludes Sunday The Blood Indian and Calgary are scheduled to play in the playoff tourney Red Legs set for clinic The Cincinnati Red Legs of the National Baseball League will stage a ball clinic at the Henderson Lake Stadium Saturday The one-day session open to all boys 15 to 21 years of age will get underway at nine o'clock in the morning Each player must bring along their equipment In the other American League games Thursday Boston Red Sox defeated Texas Rangers 12-3 Minnesota Twins beat Cleveland Indians 5-2 and Chicago White Sox nipped Baltimore Orioles 4-3. In the National Cm- cinnati Reds trimmed Chicago Cubs 4-3 in 10 innings in the only game George Medich allowed seven hits to gam the victory for the Yankees who have won seven of their last eight games yielded four of the Royals' hits in the first two innings Then didn't give up another hit until Jim Wohlford singled with one out in the seventh. Nelson started for the Royals and left in the sixth after walking Murcer and giving up a single to Blomberg with nobody out. Steve Mingori relieved Briles and retired the Yankees in two on strikeouts Rick Miller and celli hit two-run homers and knocked in three runs leading a 15-hit Boston attack that gave the Red Sox an easy victory over Texas Bill scattered four hits while the Red Sox pounded Texas starter Steve and reliever Don Stanhouse for a 5-0 lead in the first three innings Larry Hisle's two-run double capped a four-run seventh inning that powered Minnesota over Cleveland. Rod Carew and Steve Braun slammed successive run- scoring singles ahead of Hisle's double to help the Twins to their fifth consecutive victory Brian Downing led off the ninth innnng with a walk and eventually came around to score on a wild giving Chicago its victory over Balti- more. After reliever Bob Reynolds walked Grant Jackson came into the game and allowed the runner to move to second on a sacrifice. Downing took third on a. bouncer by Ed Herrmann and scored on Jackson's wild pitch shortly thereafter Dave Concepcion scored from third on Johnny Bench's grounder in the 10th as Cincin- nati beat Chicago. SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD PLAINSMAN SPORTS COMING July the Oldman River Gun Club will host competitors at its 4th Annual Trophy onoot at the range located 4 miles east and of a mile nortn of Pmcher Station watch for the overpass and follow the signs There will be competitions for high power rifles and trap Special events are scheduled for black bench and senior citizens Copies of the program are available at Plainsman Sports Plan to grab your favorite shootin' iron and join m the fun July the eliminations for the Alberta Summer Games to be held in Calgary August 22 to 25 will be held at the Lethbridge Fish and Game range in Lethbridge Anyone who lives m the Municipal Districts of 14 or which is to say in the area roughly bounded by Coleman. Blairmore. Milk Bow Vauxhall Milo or Nanton may compete Three types of competition will take place to select the 8 member hunting and 22 The pistol course is for 22 25 standard course of fire The hunting rifle competition is for hunting rifles of less than and with the competition being evenly divided between offhand shooting at a silhouette shoot- ing at a running and finally ten shots at a conventional target. anyone with a good rifle that has a 6X or lower magnification scope could win a berth on the team The 22 event is for iron sights and as it is a four position event those shooters who have spent some hours practicing indoors In the winter are likely to fare best Shooting will start with the 22 event promptly at 9-00 a m as the small bore range must be available to black powder shooters in the afternoon Lethbndge's entrant to the Dominion Trap Shooting Champion- ships in Ken for once failed to bring home the hardware In the warm-up events on the first day Ken shot well and was m contention on the first day of serious competition There- after the coastal weather conditions took their toll of the prairie com- Ken and he considers himself fortunate to have won sufficient prize money to cover his entry fees Cheer up. the Lethbridge Gun Club may be able to install a sprinkler system for future coast-bound competitors to practice We will hope that Ben presently in Quebec representing Lethbridge In the Sporting Rifle Championships will find the typical Lethbridge con- ditions of warm sun and tricky winds PLAINSMAN tw WESTERN CANADA'S LEADING SUPPLIER OF QUALITY FIREARMS. TAROFT RELOADING LIGHTWEIGHT CAMPINQ AND ALPINE QEAR. COMPLETE QUNSMITHINQ SERVICE. KEN KOTKAS ART BOURNE BOB HOBBS 329.7th St. S. The Jimmies had jumped off to an early tagging Paul Sullivan for a double and three singles in the first inning and scoring three runs. They still led 3-2 when Peterson started handing out free rides After the big the Lakers got two run homers from Paul Sullivan and Rob Roy in the fifth and sixth innings to take a 12-3 lead. Russ McKee's solo blast over the centre field wall along with a pair of singles and a sacrifice fly gave the Jimmies a pair of runs in the but the Lakers dime right back with two of their own in the bottom of the frame Lakers relief pitcher Al Ferchuk got into some trouble in the giving up three runs on three hits and a pair of Laker errors But he recovered to strike out Dale Gullerson for the final out and end the game The Jimmies outhit the locals 12-10 in Thursday's but seven of the 10 Lethbridge hits went for extra bases. Aside from the two home the Lakers got two doubles from Bobby and one each from Gary Tim Negrello and Bob Turner. Picone and Negrello also poked singles. Russ McKee had a pair of singles to go along with his while Ken Grove singled three times for the Jimmies The Lakers will now face the Edmonton Tigers in the championship of the Super Series which the locals walked away with last year The final game will be one of three contests between the Tigers and Lakers on the weekend of July 20 and 21. The other two are regularly scheduled AMBL tilts. The Lakers will be in action this weekend when they host the Edmonton Blockers for an AMBL doubleheader. The two clubs meet at 8 p.m. Saturday night and again on Sunday at Henderson Park beginning at p m Two other Alberta Major Baseball League games scheduled for last night were rained out. The contest between the Ban-head Cardinals and the Edmonton Tigers was postponed as was the Red Deer Generals Edmonton Blockers game. FLY BALLS Gary Picone demonstrated one of the orettiest slides you could want to see in the Lakers big rally he tried to come home from second on a passed but Jimmies pitcher Ron Peterson covered the plate and had him cold Picone dove right around Peterson's and just reached back to touch the plate with his hand Marty Maxwell was to fly back to Vancouver where he is playing ball for his Washington State assistant coach evidently he is not too happy out there and Laker officials are hopeful that he may decide to come back to stay they definitely are trying to get him for the Canadian should they get past the Tigers. Jimmies 300 000 8 12 3 Lakers 101 622 10 3 Peterson Oullette and Sullivan Ferchuk and Bozak HP Cal Leth Sullivan Davis in B.C. Four semi-final rinks from the mens and womens A event were decided Thursday at the 30th Annual Nelson Mid- summer Curling Competition. The four men are Bill Fleet of Lyle Davis of and two Saskatchewan rinks Roger Anholt of Moose Jaw and A. H. Squire of Maple Creek Womens semi-finalists are Renata Stachowski of Sharon Schmidt and Audrey both of and Mel Cleland of Alta Softball Rittway Flames and Great West Tires Majesties advanced to the City Women's Softball League finals by scoring victories Wednesday night. Rittway Flames earned a berth into the championship final by downing Labor Club Larks 9-8 while the Majesties defeated the Legionettes 9-5. July 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD -13 Fastball roundup The 1974 Southern Alberta intermediate C men's fastball semi-final playoffs will be staged at Dave Elton Park on the weekend. Six teams will take part in the two-day playoffs which will see the winning team advance to the south zone finals against Medicine Hat Moose Larks. The winners of the finals will then represent the zone south in the provincial finals slated for Aug. 3-4 in the Gas City Meanwhile six teams that include the Liberty City Pic-A- Pop and Picture Butte Rae Motors are entered in the two- day series which starts Saturday afternoon and concludes Sunday night In the opening Robots face the Boilers at 3 p m IGA takes on City Hall at 5 p.m. and Pic-A-Pop tangles with Picture Butte at seven Ron Zasadny fanned ten batters m a row as the Lethbridge Hotel Northstars shut out. the York Farm Generals 6-0 in Southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League play Thursday night at Dave Elton Park. Zasadny struck out 13 Generals in all while scatter- ing three hits while his Northstars scored two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings for the victorv In other the Labor Club Athletics clobbered Pic- A-Pop 12-2 behind the three hit pitching of George Jackci Your move It seems as though first base Stan is ready to take on Lethbridge Lakers' first baseman Rob Roy in a fist fight during second-inning play at Henderson Lake Stadium Thursday night. In actual Carmichael was just set to call a play at first base which resulted in an out for the locals. The Lakers won the Super Series semi-final against the Calgary Jimmies 14-8 with plays like this. Jr. Miners whip Jets i car could be a' You ll deal with teasing profes- from us sionaljs. who know every type 0f he car you wan' leasHTineluding the one-Ihat's right-' i heMy amount lor t capital can be Good Waleasing. Our-Leasing other ways Plan makes it evenbeHef. VAUXHALL The Lethbridge Junior Miners scored five runs in the fifth inning and another seven in the sixth to down the Vauxhall Jets 15-10 in a Southern Alberta Junior Baseball League game Thursday night The Miners trailed 7-3 after four but built up a 15-7 lead before the Jets rallied in the later stages Jon Petrunia was the winning pitcher for the Junior Miners. He came in to relieve starter Allan Korth in the fourth frame Wayne Stickle was tagged with the loss. Greg Hamilton led the locals' 12 hit attack with a three run homer while John Seaman had a solo shot. Brian Veres had four singles in five trips to the plate and Dennis Hatt added a double and two singles Elmer Dorekson blasted two home runs for the Jets The Junior Miners will be on the road Sunday when they travel to High River for a doubleheader. They will try to improve on their 8-9 season record before heading into the league's double knockout tournament in Acme the next weekend. The tournament's first five games will be played in Acme with the remaining contests set for Henderson Park July 27 and 28. CORONET4 DOOR SEDAN Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phone 328-3271 MKISTOK sub-trade's yjjjig. Budget PLAN A SUMMER PROJECT YOU can build this Attractive OUTDOOR BARBECUE With BRICK Looks so professional but you do it yourself. FIREPROOF WEATHERPROOF LOW COST it. No need to tear up your pour or lug heavy materials. You build a sturdy framework of lum- ber and plywood sheathing and cover it with Z-Brick. It goes on so using Z-MENT Adhesive that you can finish the whole job in one weekend. Then enjoy it for the rest of the summer plus a whole lot of summers to come. COME IN AND PICK UP YOUR FREE PLANS and see our selection of Z-Brick and Fieldstone. YOU CAN THIS OUTDO BARBECU Factory Representatives will be in our store July 13th from 5 p.m. building one of these outdoor barbecues A draw will be made at 5 p.m. and some lucky per- son will win this beautiful barbecue. Come in and enter your name. WATCH IT BUILT BEFORE YOUR EYES INTRODUCTORY OFFER Z BRICK Your Building Supply Home Improvement Centre Opan Dally until p.m. Opan Thursday until p.m. 1602 3rd Aw. Swtfc Pheni 327-5777 Bidgit Pin Avillibli RCV6LSTOK6 ;