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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THf ItTHMIDC! HIRAIO Friday, July 20, 1978------------------------------- Championship at stake on weekend Rob Roy delivers goods as Lakers trim Giants By LLOYD YAMAGISffl Herald Sports Writer The visiting Calgary Giants' strong bid -to overtake the Lethbridge Lakers in the south division of the Alberta Major Baseball League came to an abrupt halt after a disastrous third inning at Henderson Stad- ium Thursday night. A 360-foot two-run home run by Rob Roy capped a five- run rally in the third inning and powered the Lakers to an 8-4 victory over the Giants, who were just one-half game behind the Lakers prior to the contest. The Lakers maintained their first place status with the win and now sport a lead of 1% games over the second place Giants. In last night's encounter, some fans were vo- ciferous in the third inning as they watched the Lakers ex- plode for five runs on five big hits. Ken Nakama started off the game winning rally with a sharp single to left field and was then advanced to second after designated hitter Jim Berlando was hit with a pitch. Bob Brown followed with a single scoring Nakama, Howie Heggedal grounded to short, Wayne Commodore rapped an- other single for runs number two and Gkee and then Roy blasted his home run to cap the scoring. Bryan Maxwell followed Roy' and stroked a single for the fifth hit but was left stranded on first base. The Lakers added two more runs in the fifth inning on four safeties along with a 420-foot blast by Bryan Maxwell in the seventh for the victory. The Giants tallied single runs in the third and fifth inn' ings while scoring their other two on Stew Herron's double in the fourth. Maxwell led the Lakers at the plate tagging two singles along with his home run while Roy chipped in a single with his third inning home run. Bob Brown also managed a pair of singles while Heggedal led off in the fifth inning with a double. Wayne Harris night all set Stampeders ink Liske CALGARY (CP) Peter Liske, the quarterback who won the 1967 Schenley trophy as Canada's outstanding player, signed with Calgary Stamped- ers Thursday-and will see ac-. tion in Tuesday's exhibition game here with Toronto Argo- nauts, general manager Rogers Lehew of die Western Football .Conference club announced. Lehew told a news confer- ence that Liske, 31, "is happy to come back and said he looks forward to lots of action." Le- lew declined to disclose details of the contract. Liske left Stempedenj for National Football League's Denver Broncos after Calgary's -1968 Grey Cup loss to Ottawa Hough Riders, fie played with Broncos for two years and was then traded to Philadelphia Eagles. He was cut by Eagles last week. Liske first came to Stamped- ers from Argonauts in 1966. Before that, he was with Buf- falo Bills. It was also announced that Sep. 23 has been designated as the Wayne Harris night to mark the departure of the 12-year ve- teran with Stampeders. Owen "Skih" Funnell, chaff- man trf the Wayne Harris com- mittee, said a Wayne Harris Fund will be created for his fans to make donations. Dona- tions can be either 12 cents, or "The football club will give Harris a substantial gift and ANDY CAPP I'VE 7UST REMEMBERED -I'MSUPWSEDIS I'VE'At> A KISS? COMEONj LET'S EVER (SET THEM OUT OFTrtE HOUSE SHARPI SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD ------by PLAINSMAN SPOUTS Interest b building for the Summer In Raymond. The small bore contingent who will lepreaent are Gordon Whitney, Sen. tor; Evelyn Leffingwell and Venn Whitney, Ladies; Paul Tarnarva and Gordon Biesbroek, Junior; Langdon Guay, Sub-Junior. Lots of luck, team! As a result of aggregate scores posted at the Canadian National Bench Rest, championships at Namaka on June 23rd and 24th, a Lethbridge resident has been selected for the five man team competing in the Interna- tional Postal Matches. This is an an- nual event In which teams from the United states, Australia, Great Britain and Canada vie for the tightest groups at log and 200 yards. Shooting the 10% pound Light Varmit Class Bob Hobbs fired an average group of .441 minutes of angle fless than half an Inch per hundred yards) for 10 groups. Bob used a Reming- ton 40 X B-BR in 222 Remington calJ- brtwjth a S4X and a Cenlar trigger. The next bench rest h the Provincial Championships at Namaka July si and 22. Whereas many the regular participants in this exsiic of shooting sports use heavy, rifles of Custom tnanofac- tare there is one class that anyone an accurate hontlng rifle may In WSe "Hunter" class total rtfle -weight may not exceed 10 pounds, may not be over power, amd the ffiMnwm. _ Tne ShooterTs Scoraboard Is rago_ tor Friday Bight feature, bot as It rjw In axutanta when the LafMrldge FTsh amd held ffwlr armoei shoot ago report Winner tha Grand Aggregate Ben Schmidt of Taber, who later proved It was no fluke by winning the Willow Valley shoot. Bob Hobbs Senior was second by one point, and Rudy Macks of Calgary third. Winners of the individual events are as follows: Men's 20 yard .22 1. Earl Miner, Calgary 1004X 2. Frank Leffingwell, Leth. 100-7X 3. John Morgan, Foremost, 100-7X Ladies 20 yard .22 1. Evelyn LeffingweH, Leth. 100-5X 1. Lynda LeHinowell. Leth. 1 Verna Whitney. Leth. 59-1X Junior 20 yard .22 1. Lori Merdoch, Calgary 99-4. 2. Lyle Parrish, Caloary 99-4X 3. L. Czaca. Lethbridge 96. 50 yard 22 1. Bob Hobbs Junior. Leth. 100-SX 2. Lloyd Dunk. Warner IKUX 3. RwJv Macks, 1BD-4X 150 yards Unrestricted. Centre Fire 1. Frank LefflngweH, Lalh. J. Rick Kocheran, 48X59 3. Vance Aldred, Cardston 48X58 150 yards. Iron Siohts 1. Sob Hobbs Senior. Left. 4SX50 2. Frank Leffingwell. 3. Rvdy Macks. Olosry 45X59 150 yards. Scope Sights 1. Rudy Macks, SOXSO 2. Rick Kacheran. Leth. 45XSO. X Ben Schmidt. 48X50 300 yards. Scope Sights 1. Sob Senior, Letn 45X50 2. Ben Schmidt, 43X50 1 BUI French, Leth 37X50 100 Yard, Four Position 1. Ride Xsdheran, 2. Ben SChmidt, Taber 3. Vance Aldred, Cardifcn 72XSO Buddy Event 1. Bob Hsbbs Sr. and Pick Kvcheran PLAINSMAN SPORTS CMUBA'i ICAO1NA SUP- PUER OF QUALITY FIREARMS, TARGET EQUIPMENT. RELOADING SUPPLIES, L16HTWEHJHT CAMP- INB AND ALPINE COMPLETE OUNSMITHINB SERVICE. UTHBRtDGE, AITA. KEN KOTKAt BOB HOBBS RICK KUCHERAN ART KOURNC we hope his fans will also give him a substantial gift by do- nating to the fund." A special guard of honor will be formed by Harris' fellow players during half-time in the Sept. 23 borne game with B.C. Lions. Harris' family and the present and past presidents of Stampeders, among others, will be present to mark the formal retirement of his Jersey and No. 55. John Bodgers last year won the Heisman Trophy as the out- standing college football player in the United States, an award that eluded Joe Theismann in 1970. Both players showed just why they were so highly-regarded Thursday night, leading their Eastern Football Conference teams to exhibition victories. Bodgers, used sparingly by coach Marv Levy in the pre- season games, caught a short pass from George Mira on the last play of the game to lift Montreal Alouettes to a 17-14 win over Ottawa Rough Riders. Theismann, scrambling and passing through most of the game, was instrumental in To- ronto Argonaut's 28-25 decision against the defending Grey Cup champion Hamilton Tiger-Cats. COSTLY PENALTY The Als showed little offen- sively until the final minute of their game at Montreal. A series of turnovers gave the Als possession at the Ottawa 33 and Mira put them in the goalpost shadows on a 29-yard pass play with Rodgers. Time ran out with Ottawa ahead 14-11 on the final play. But Montreal got a reprieve when Ottawa was called for in- terference and penalized half the distance to the goalline, set- ting the stage for Bodgers' two- yard scoring play. Chargers send Thomas packing IRVINE. Calif. (AP) San Diego Chargers traded running back Duane Thomas to Wash- ington Redskins Thursday night for two high future draft choices. The Chargers announced that the Redskins gave up their No. 1 draft pick in 1975 and No. 2 choice in 1976 for Thomas, 26, who. was traded from Dallas Cowboys a year ago but never played a game for San Diego. Bob Papworth and Rod Jar- vis rapped a pair of singles each in a losing cause. Lakers' Randy Maxwell earned his second decision of the season giving up all the Giants' runs on six hits hi five ALBERTA MAJOR South Division W L Pet. GBL 14 8 Cal. Giants 14 11 .559 VA Cal. Jimmies 11 12 .478 Vft North Division W L Pet. GBL Red Der....... 13 11 .542 Edm. Tigers 10 12 .466 2 Edm. Blockers 7 17 .285 SVi complete innings while re- liever Rod Taylor helped out allowing only three hits .while striking out six the rest of the way. Giants Ron Biggs was hand- ed the loss being tagged for seven runs on nine base hits hi his 4 2-3 inning appearance while reliever Gord Vejprava was rapped for one run on three bite. In Edmonton tbe Red Deer Generals overcame a M first- inning deficit to defeat Edmon- ton Blockers 6-3 Thursday night. The Blockers, which now must win all four of their re- maining games to maintain a mathematical chance at a playoff spot, scored twice on one hit against Red Deer's starting pitcher Roger Pozzo but managed only four more hits in the remaining eight innings. TOURNEY SET Meanwhile the Alberta Major Baseball League "All Canadian" Tournament will go as scheduled this weekend. All six teams in the AMBL will take part in the two-day single knockout event which, gets under way Saturday after- noon and concludes Sunday. Only players who qualify as Canadians in the AMBL will be able to participate in the tour- ney which is a part of a play- off that determines who will represent Alberta in the Cana- dian "Super Series" slated for Edmunston, New Brunswick August 11-12. Tbe winner of this AMBL series will go against the win- ners of the Alberta Baseball Association series for the trip to Edmunston. Tbe two-day event will of- ficially open Saturday after- noon at two o'clock when tbe Calgary Jimmies will hit the ball diamond with the Red Deer Generals. Games two and three of the tourney win be featured as a twi night doubleheader with the first match set for six o'clock. The six o'clock contest has the Calgary Giants facing the Edmonton Blockers. Tbe third game of the day Is scheduled right after with host Lakers meeting the Edmonton Tigers. Action will resume Sunday afternoon at one o'clock with tbe winners of games two and three squaring off m the only semi final tilt. Winners of game one were given the bye. The championship final will get under way at four o'clock. The two Sunday encounters will be offered as a double- header. Giants. T 1 Lakers MS I H 1 Cal. Biggs. Vejpravg u> to Ed. wards and McAvley Leth. ft. Maxwell. Taylor to B. Maxwell. HRs: Leth. Roy and 8. Maxwell. Generate Oil Blockers 200 MO 3 5 4 Potzo, McK-e Pesutto (8> and Tests, Bunhgm Cwrrle Guam. They got closer Hole Card (2) and Whirlagale (3) locked horns in a brilliant stretch drive Thursday in the feature race at the Whoop-Up Days Race Meet. Hole Card, ridden by Irving Simpson won the race and the Hi-Way 52 Feeders trophy blanket. See story Page 11. Cubs snap out of six-game losing streak Nolan Ryan comes close again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nolan Ryan missed his chance for two straight no-hit- ters with just six outs to go. But the California Angels' right- bander figures he still has a chance at a record third one this season. Ryan no-hit Kansas City Roy- als early in the season and did it to Detroit Tigers last Sunday. He hadn't allowed a hit by Bal- timore Orioles Thursday night until Mark Belanger looped a single over the infield with none out in the eighth. Baltimore won the game 3-1 in 11 innings, putting the record of Ryan at only 11-12 on the day be bad been selected to the America League All-Star team. Esewhere in the abbreviated American League schedule, Minnesota Twins downed Bos- ton Red Sox 6-2 and Milwaukee Brewers beat Texas Rangers 4- 1. lr. the National League it was Chicago Cubs 12 San Diego Padres 5; Los Angeles Dodgers 3 St. Louis Cardinals 2, and Cin- cinnati Beds 3 Montreal Expos 2. In American League action today, Chicago White Sox are at New York for a doubleheader with the Yankees while single games have Minnesota at Bos- ton, Detroit Tigers at Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians at Oakland A's, Milwaukee Brew- ers at Kansas City Royals and Baltimore at California. In the National League, Pitts- burgh Pirates entertain San Diego in a twi-m'ght twin-bill. Elsewhere, San Francisco visits Chicago in a day game while under the tights it's Phila- delphia- Phillies- at Atlanta Braves, Montreal at Cincinnati, New York Mets at Houston As- tros and Los Angeles at St. Louis. Nolan wasn't in the game at the finish. Manager Bobby Win- kles removed him after Tommy Davis doubted with one out in the top of the llth. Dave Sells gave up a two-run double to Terry Crowley for the winning margin. Baltimore bad scored a run without a hit in the first and the Angels tied it on Frank Robin- son's homer in tee fourth. "My stuff wasn't as good as it was in Detroit, but still I bad good commented Ryan, who agreed he was a very tired pitcher when Winkles took him out. WiMe Mays will captain All-Stars SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Willie Mays, a last-minute addi- tion to 'the National League squad, will be captain of the team for Tuesday night's AU- Star game in Kansas City. National League president Chub Feeney announced today that be and manager Sparky Anderson of Cincinnati Beds have added the 42-year-old New York Mets' player to the team. It will be Mays' 24th all-star game, tying the record held by former St. Louis Cardinals' great Stan Musial. Anderson's other selections, completing the 29-man squad, included right fielder Bobby Bonds of San Francisco Giants, left off the starting team se- lected by baseball fans despite his batting average of .304, with 25 home runs and 69 runs bat- ted in. Willie Davis and Manny Mbta of Los Angeles Dodgers, Bon Fairly of Montreal Expos and Bob Watson of Houston Astros were the other outfielders se- lected by Anderson. The other all-stars named to- day were catcher Ted Simmons of St. Louis and infieWers Nate Colbert of San Diego Padres, Dave Conception of Cincinnati, Darrell Evans and Dave John- son of Atlanta Braves, Joe Torre of St Louis and Willie Stargell of Pittsburgh Pirates. Dodgers and Beds have the most All-Stars on tins year's National League team, five apiece. Former Lethbridge gal happy Home captures Alberta title CALGARY (CP) Barbara Home cf Csigary and formerly of LeShbridge shot a 77 Thurs- day, sk storkss ahead of her nearest to capture the ladies' provincial golf towna- rr.ent at Shaw-Nee Slopes Golf Club. She finished tbe first acne boles with a one over 39. Home went one over par on both tbe 412-yard second hole and the 350-yard eighth hole, but managed to go ona under par C.T the fourth hole which help- ed keep her close to the par 38 for the front nine. On the back nine, she fell two strokes over par, finishing with a 38. She went one over par on the 10th, 39th and 14th holes and one under par on the llth. Horne. vtfio won the Calgary Jsdies' tournament three weeks ago, finished the 54 holes of three-day roedai play at 340. i Arlene Mackintosh of Cal- jgary. led the tournament tbe first two days, fell six strokes behind to finish with a score of 246. Defending champ- ion Betty Cole and Cathy Mc- Millan, both of Edmonton, also ended with 246. "My potting was better than Home said after the game. "I had to play well because I really wanted a spot on the Alberta ladies' team since 1 ended up in fifth place the last two years in a Marilyn Dahl of Calgary end- ed the tournament with a 247 and Coreen Martin, former National junior champion and new living in Chicago, finish- ed with a score of Home, Mackintosh, Cole and McMillan will compete in the ladies" national championships in Charloitetown, PJE.I., Aug. 13 to 35. Will car leasing save you money? We've got the straight facts: Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Now! Kino CHRYSLER DDDBE LTD. CORNER OF 3rd AVE. and llth ST. S. PHONE Asked if he bad gone after the second straight noiitter, Ryan answered readily: "I went into the game to give best shot. What the heck, it's not too often you get a dance like that" Ryan struck out 13, walked five, threw two wild pitches and hit a batter, all within tbe regu- lation nine innings. He has recorded 41 strikeouts in bis last three games, setting an American League record and equalling the major league mark held by Sandy Koufax of Los Angeles. His 30 strikeouts in his last two games tie the American League record held by Sam McDowell of (he Yankees. Ryan, who topped the majors with 329 strikeouts last season, leads both leagues with 233 this year. "It was an up and In fast Belanger said of tbe pitch he hit. "He jammed UK hell out of me but I'll take that hit and every one like it I can get." Crowley said be had hit a sinker off Sells for his two run double and indicated he thought the pitch might have had some foreign substance on it. "Gaylord Perry would have been proud of that Crowley said referring to the Cleveland hurler frequently ac- cused of throwing spitten. 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