Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
W.dn.idny, July 17, TO! ItTMMIDOl HWALD 1J Second Four-Race Winner Leonard Not To Be Outdone By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sporls Writer A tough act to follow didn't prove to be lliat tough for Ron Leonard to follow. Tuesday afternoon Leonard was aboar'd four winners as day number two of the Whoop-Up Days race meet went by the hoards. The sbc-day meet kicked off Monday afternoon and Gerry Kipling crossed the finish line ahead of the on four occa- sions. Tuesday was Leonard's day. He took over in the second race aboard Willy Windsor and when his day's riding was done he had figured in the daily double, the exactor tire quinella and the featured seventh race, the Kainai Warriors Handicap. It has been a week of Individ- ual performances thus far in the meet. Leonard's victory in the sec- ond race combined with Ki[ ling's triumph in the openir race on Stove Pipe paid to 21 ticket holders. Eight people felt lucky slid ing with Leonard in the fift race and it paid off. He rod Chip's Gal to victory and was Miners Host Brooks In the Lethbridge Recreation Baseball League the Alberta Ju- nior Champions the Lethbridge Miners, will host the Brooks Le- gionnaires tonight. After picking up the title last weekend the Miners are eage to continue their winning strea while the Brooks club are look ing forward to gain a win. Game time is scheduled for o'clock at the Henderson Base- ball Park. followed across the finish lir by Iron Tony and the exact paid the high for th two days of racing. In the eighth and last race Hie day Leonard was in th tack as I o n a Hawk rompee McLain said 'after M3 game. His progression toward mid- ieason form, however, almost as halted when Cesar Tovar's me drive in the eighth inning ,aught him in the leg and sent m writhing to the ground with badly bruised shin bone. Pre- autionary x-rays were ordered ut Tiger manager Mayo Smith elt MeLain would keep his sev- enth scheduled start. In his first five starts, all in- mplete games, he was tagged rith two losses. McLain kept the Tigers within ur-games of American League ast-leading Baltimore Orioles ho edged Kansas1 City Royals 1. Minnesota's loss cuts the wins' West lead to 3H games California Angels 10-6 vie- ij over Boston Red Sox. The New York Yankees pped Milwaukee Brewers 4-2, akland Athletics blanked ashmgton Senators 4-0 and the hicago White Sox downed eveland Indians 3-fl in other action. McLain allowed six hits, one them a two-run homer by eorge Mittenvald. Willie Hor- n's two-run homer in a four- n fifth inning, was the big of- nsive backing for McLain. Baltimore gained it's victory er Kansas City with a run in e ninth. Boog Powell drew a adoff walk and was forced by rooks Robinson. Ellie Hend- cks then singled and Terry rowley ripped a run-scoring uble. Ron Grich singled in Balti- ore's first run in the third, ansas City tied it in the sev- th. Meanwhile in foe National .ague Clay Kirby's first brush th baseball immortality ended I "uesday night because Preston' Gomez, San Diego Padres man- ager, plays to win. The 23-year-old Kirby twirled eight no-hit innings against the New York Mets Tuesday but left the game for pinch hitter in the bottom of the eighth, trail- ing 1-0. The Mets greeted reliever Jack Baldschum with three hits and a pair of runs hi blanking the Padres 3-0 beliind Jim Mc- Andrew's three-hitter. "He was coming said Gomez, because I play to win. I knew he had a not-hitter going but we got to score some runs." The pinch hitter, Clarence Gaston batted for Kirby with the crowd of in San Diego roaring its disapproval loudly with cries of "No, No, No." One fan jumped onto the field and attempted to get at the Padres dugout and Gomez. Security po- lice, however, thwarted the spectator's attempt. The boos continued as Gaston struck out and became even louder when Baldschun took the mound to face tiie Mets in the ninth. When Mets' shortstop Bud Harrelson greeted Baldschum with a leadoff single to left, snapping the no-hit bid, the reaction from the fans was a mixture of cheers and boos. Kirby said he was "a little mad and a little surplsed but he's (Gomez) the manager." As he calmly smoked a ciga- rette in the clubhouse and joked and smiled, the 6-foot-3, 175- pounder said, "Heck, last year I lost 20 games. So I wouldn't have minded losing a noWtter.. It was the first time I had ever come close to one." Kirby allowed five walks snd struck out four while Baldschun was ripped for another single by Cleon Jones and a two-run sin- gle by Joy Foy. 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