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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta HOCKEY NIGHT IN MOSCOW Special 10 day Excursion ex Edmonton Sepl. 28 return airfare admission 4 Only per person double occupancy. For Information and bookings. Contact Ccntrt Village Mall ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL 328-3201 Herald Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower Level 7th Street Shopping Mall Albirti Phone 328-7411 S.C M. TYPEWRITERS Camrose defeats Northstars twice for 1974 Alberta title By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Camrose Canadians cap- tured the 1974 Alberta bantam girls' softball championship title by registering three consecutive victories at Dave Elton Park over the weekend. The Canadians proved themselves to be the top 13-14 year old girls' softball team in the province after besting two other provincial zone cham- pions and in a two day dou- ble knockout tourney staged Saturday and Sunday. Four clubs were to have taken part in the cham- pionship playoff finals but the Peace River representatives were unable to make the trip south. The Lethbridge Bantam Close play This was a tough call on the umpires Sunday in Bantam girls' won by Camrose. HONDA MINI-SALE 3 speed automatic transmission 4 folds up automatic 4 stroke street folds up 4 4 tIrokt LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE 1117 2nd Avr S. Phone 327-8880 CLOSED MONDAYS OPEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY UNTIL 9 P.M. AMPLE FREE PARKING O ol HONDA-HONDA-HONDA-HONDA-HONDA Giants champs CALGARY Roy Forgie limited the opposition to seven hits Sunday to pitch Calgary Giants to a 5-1 victory over Barrhead Cardinals and the championship of the Calgary baseball tournament. Forgie aided his cause by driving in three including a two-run homer. The Giants were never in opening a 3-0 lead in the second. They won lor the victory while Barrhead received The Cardinals edged Calgary Jimmies 7-8 in the erupting for four runs in the seventh. Sansei win south title The Lethbridge Sansei travelled to Medicine Hat over the weekend and came home with the Alberta bantam baseball southern zone cham- pionship title. The Sansei simply out classed the Gas City represen- tatives as they won the best of three playoff series in straight games. 19-6 and 12-6. The locals will now advance to the provincial finals hosted by the west central zone champions Aug. 3-4. Meanwhile the Sansei had a easy time in disposing the Gas City crew over the weekend. Harvie Pocza hurled a four hitter in leading the locals to their first win while Dick Stephure was just as stingy in the second encounter allowing only five safeties. Pocza also provided most of the offensive attack as he blasted three home with one being a grand along with a single. Rick Wentz and George Hiraga also stroked home runs for the locals while Craig Robinson added four singles in the first game. Northstars and Calgary Mustangs officially opened the '74 finals Saturday after- noon and the host club easily handled the central Alberta city champions 20-3. The Mustangs were then forced into playing their se- cond game of the day after a 30 minute rest and were eliminated from further ac- tion after suffering a 5-0 set- back at the hands of the Canadians. This set the stage for a best of three finals between the Northstars and Canadians Sunday and the 1974 cham- pions earned their title by defeating the locals in straight 6-4 and 10-9. Lethbridge 20 Calgary 3 Lethbridge Northstars ex- ploded for nine runs on seven base hits in the first inning of play and went on to thrash the Calgary Mustangs by 17 runs in the tourney opener. Kathy McCune gave up just four hits while fanning nine to earn the mound win while los- ing pitcher Sherry Carlin and reliever Brenda Blow were tagged for 18 safeties. Lorraine Daw paced the Northstar's offensive attack with four singles while Crystal Miyashiro chipped in with a home run and a pair of singles. McCune also aided her own cause with a double and single while Carlin managed two singles in a losing Camrose 5 Calgary 0 Winning pitcher Deanna Majeski hurled a five hitter and led Camrose to their easy win over Calgary. Carlin was tagged for her second loss of the tourney which eliminated her and her team mates from the two day playoffs. Majeski and Janice Solverson belted a triple each for the winners while Carlin poked out two singles for the losers. Camrose 6 Lethbridge 4 Candians rallied for four big runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and defeated the Northstars in the first game of the best of three series Sun- day. Northstars had held a 4-2 edge going into the disastrous fifth inning but the Canadians took over the lead scoring their four runs on two base hits and two Lethbridge errors. Starting pitcher Majeski earned the mound win with relief help from Susan Wilcox in the sixth frame while McCune suffered the loss. Camrose pitchers allowed only three hits in the seven inning tilt while McCune was rapped for six safeties. Majeski aided her own cause walloping a home run and single while Darcie Miyashiro and Noreen Sanford managed a single apiece for the Northstars. Camrose 10 Lethbridge 9 The Northstars were just one out away from forcing a third and final playoff tilt against the Canadians but it to be as the '74 cham- pions rallied for two runs with two out in the bottom of the seventh frame to earn the title. Canadians had jumped to a commanding 5-0 lead after one complete inning of play and a 6-1 edge by the end of the fourth. The Northstars erupted for six big runs in the fifth frame and two more in the sixth to take over a solid lead but the Canadians camp back with two runs in their half of the sixth inning and two more in the seventh for the victory. Majeski who relieved starter Wilcox in the fifth inn- ing picked up the mound win over McCune. The Canadians' pitchers gave up seven hits in the final game of the tournev while McCune handed out nine hits. Tigers win Alta. Edmonton Tigers of the Alberta Major Baseball League defeated Camrose Cubs of the Sunburst Baseball League 11-0 Saturday and 5-1 Sunday to win what the Alberta Baseball Association called a series.'' Out at third Lethbridge Miners' Ted Stilson takes a throw at third to catch Calgary Giant in Junior baseball final. Junior Miners bow in semi-final Spikes take junior tourney By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer The Lethbridge Junior Miners may not have won the Southern Alberta Junior Baseball League playoff tour- but they did seem to have quite an effect on the final outcome Sunday at Henderson Park. The Junior Miners forced the regular season champion Calgary Junior Giants to come from behind to win the semi final and that game seemed to take all the starch out of the Giants. They got blown out of the park in the championship final as the Calgary Golden Spikes won the title by a 22-4 count. That marked the second time in two days that the Spikes had beaten their Calgary rivals. They edged the Giants 5-4 in a second round contest on Saturday. The final was a as the who finished just ahead of the Junior Miners in fifth place in league got to four Giant pitchers for 17 seven of which went for extra bases. Frank Hornby led the Spike attack with a double and single while Ross Lepage blasted a triple and two singles. Mike Rogers also got to Giant pitching for a triple and single. John MacLaughlin managed a triple and a single for the losers while Bob Viccars add- ed a pair of singles. Viccars started for the Giants on the mound and was tagged with the loss while Barry Poffenroth was credited with the victory. the Junior Miners' Cinderella story end- ed in the seventh inning of their Sunday game against the Giants. After finishing last in league they were the surprise of the tournament in advancing to the semi finals. They lost their opening game of the double-knockout tournament 13-7 to the Golden Spikes last weekend in but came back to whip Vaux- hall 14-6 here last Thursday to stay alive. they scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday to edge the Acme Pirates 4-3 and advance to the semi final against the Giants. The locals appeared to be in control of that one as leading 6-2 after six but four singles and a double by Kevin O'Neil helped the Junior Giants to score four runs and tie the game in the seventh. Bob Viccars ripped a bases loaded double in the eighth frame to drive in the three runs which proved to be the winning margin. Mike Juilfes cracked out four singles for the Giants while Rick Hindmarch had a double and single. Viccars had a single to go along with his game winning double. Five Junior Miners had one single each. Max Findlay was credited with the win while Jon Petrunia was tagged with the loss in relief of starter Mylo Stromsmoe. Petrunia was the story of the game Saturday against Acme. He fired a three hitter at the Pirates and drove in two runs with an infield single to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth. Jim McLellan's single mov- ed Petrunia to and then Dave George blasted a double to drive in the winning run. Acme scored all three of their runs in the second in- on a pair of errors and singles by Grant Little and Ron Pieschel. McLellan and George each had another single to go with their clutch ninth inning hits while Gary Pieschel had a double for Acme. Petrunia struck out six en route to the victory while Bob Bates took the loss. In Saturday's other Dave MacRae's bases loaded double sparked a four run eighth and the Calgary Golden Spikes held on to nip the Giants 5-4. The Giants almost came scoring a pair of runs and getting the winning run on second but Barry Poffenroth came in to relieve starter Mike and he got the final out on a questionable play at first base. MacRae also had a pair of singles for the as did Blaine Wickerson. Bob Vic- cars belted a double and two singles for the Junior Giants. who is the same Mike Rogers who played for the Calgary Centennials of the Western Canada Hockey was the winner while Ken Walker took the loss. The tournament victory will send the Golden Spikes into the Alberta Junior Baseball Championships next weekend in Provost. The winner of that playoff will represent Alberta in the Canadian finals. FLY BALLS The Junior Miners weren't quite sure who Giants 200 000 002-4 5 3 Spikes 000 000 7 6 Walker and Rogers Poflenroth and Hornby. Acme 030 000 3 4 Lethbridge 000 001 8 5 Bates and Petrunia and Hamilton. Giants 010 100 10 2 Lethbridge 300 003 5 2 Findlay Walker and M. Peirunia Tokariuk and Hamilton. Spikes 016 452 040-22 17 3 Giants 100 002 495 Potlenroth Hunter and Woodkey Viccars Goodwin Walker MacLaughlin and Liblanc they could put on the mound in the final had they beaten the Giants They had only 11 players in uniform and that included Mylo Strom- smoe. who was brought in to replace injured John Seaman he hasn't played at all this bm he did a line job On the mound for the locals ttie Giants ran into the same problem in the championship they had already used up Ihc'ir regular and the Spikes had no trouble belting substitutes. 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