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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, June 3, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Carmen Rinke selected best boxer after beating Prongue By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Writer Carmen Rinke, the 1973 Canadian 247-pound amateur boxing champion from Lundbreck, took the measure of his former clubmate, Charlie Prongue of Lethbridge in the featured bout at Taber Saturday night. Rinke forced referee Milt Berdahl of Calgary to give Prongue a standing eight- count in the third round after staggering the game Lethbridge fighter with a flurry of punches. The verdict in favor of Rinke was unanimous but the Lundbreck boy had to be at his best at times to cope with the Buzz Capra attempting to show he's a long man ASSOCIATED PRESS The "long man" is the guy in the bullpen who can be counted on to pitch five or six solid innings of relief. To Buzz Capra, "long" meant about two years. The New York Mets' castoff and refugee from the bullpen, who's been trying for that long to show he really is a starter, is achieving his goal. On Sunday, though, he had to work to prove it. He gave up 10 Montreal none of the baserunners managed to get back where they plate. So, backed by a 16-hit Atlanta assault, the Braves' righthander coasted, in a manner of speaking, to a 9-0 rout over the Expos. In Sunday's other National League games, Chicago Cubs edged Los Angeles Dodgers 7- 6, Cincinnati Reds beat Pittsburgh Pirates 5-1, Philadelphia Phillies defeated San Francisco Giants 4-3 and St. Louis Cardinals outlasted San Diego Padres 9-6. New York Mets' game against Houston Astros was rained out. In games Saturday, Montreal edged Atlanta 7-6, New York defeated Houston 3- 1, Los Angeles whipped Chicago 10-0, Pittsburgh mauled Cincinnati 14-1, St. Louis shut out San Diego 3-0 and Philadelphia defeated San Francisco 6-2. Generals opener RED DEER (CP) Gentrefielder Al McKee drove in five runs with two homers and a single to lead Red Deer Generals to an 11-8 victory over Calgary Giants in the Alberta Major Baseball League season opener here Sunday. McKee rapped his homers in the first and third innings, as counting for three runs, and contributed a two-run single in a five-run fourth inning. His single chased starter Tom Parks, the losing pitcher, and brought on Gord Vejprava. Winning pitcher Bob Bridges worked 5 1-3 innings and gave up six runs. including two-run home -runs to Bob Papworth and Hy Lewis. Reliever Don Pasutto allowed the final two Giant runs in the seventh. "Buzz was the 'long man' in our said Atlanta- manager Eddie Mathews. "Capra was offered to us by the Mets. One of our scouts knew him. He said he was a gutsy guy and a hard workers." So the Braves picked him up in a straight cash deal. So far, he's been a bargain. And he's been improving as a starter since then, four- hitting the Dodgers May 19, shutting out Houston on three hits May 24, pitching nine innings of three-hit ball in the Braves' 10-inning 2-1 victory over Philadelphia last Tuesday night, then blanking the Expos. "It was a little bit tough get- ting readjusted to starting at said Capra. "Now I know I can go the distance. I have the confidence now." Craig Robinson drove in three runs with a double and a single in the crushing of- Montreal. He sparked a three- run outburst in the sixth inning when he cracked a two- run double and the Braves erupted for three more runs in the seventh, the first on Rowland Office's home run. The opposite of the "long obviously, is the "short the late-inning mop-up man. But it was the mainly Jose mopped up Mike Marshall. Marshall, making his 34th appearance of the season, walked Jerry Morales and Billy Williams in the seventh inning, then Cardenal drove his fourth homer of the season into the left field bleachers, putting Chicago in front 64. Rick Monday doubled and scored the winning run on a single by Carmen Fanzone. Tony Perez' 100th career homer in Cincinnati and JOth of the season sparked a three- run burst in the third inning that paced the Reds past Pittsburgh. Fred Norman and Pedro Borbon, who came on in the seventh inning, teamed for a fivehitter. Norman pulled a rib muscle in the third inning and "he told me it hurt every time he threw a said Reds' manager Spark Anderson. "If you noticed, he just threw a screwball and slow curves after that. I told him the Pirates had to catch on sometime." Greg Luzinski reached back into his memory file, then reached back at the plate and crashed a two-run homer, cap- ping a four-run eighth inning that powered the Phils past the Giants. punching out a couple of hits and taking advantage of a couple of errors to cut San Francisco's lead to 32. That brought Randy Moffitt out of the bullpen. "I faced Moffitt Luzinski explained. "He likes to get ahead with the fastball, then get you out with the slow stuff. "I was looking for a fastball on the first pitch." Ted Sizemore drew a bases- loaded walk to force home St. Louis' tie-breaking run and Reggie Smith singled home two more in the four-run eighth that saddled the Padres with their ninth straight loss. It was a see-saw game most of the way. St. Louis had gone ahead 5-3 with two sixth- inning runs. But Dave Roberts' double brought the Padres back within one run in the seventh, and they took a 6- 5 lead in the eighth on run- scoring singles by Bobby Tolan and Willie McCovey. "That's been our said San Diego manager John McNamara. noting that "when we get hitting, we haven't been getting pitching. When we get pitching, we haven't been getting any hitting." Sansei win both games Lethbridge Sansei scored a pair of Centennial Bantam Baseball League victories over Bow Island at Dave Elton Park Sunday. The locals swept the scheduled doubleheader by edging the visitors 3-1 in the opening match and 11-10 in the final. George Hiraga hurled four- hit ball for seven innings to win the first encounter while J. Myam suffered the loss. Hiraga aided his own stroking a triple and single at the plate. Dick Stephure went seven innings to register the mound decision over C. Ell in the second encounter of Stephure gave up 10 hits while fanning 11 while Ell allowed 11 hits and struck-out three. Tim Katakami paced the locals with the bat, tagging a double and single while Craig Robinson and Perry McDonald chipped in with a pair of singles each. Now Two Stores To Serve You Better MEN'S WEAR llfc NOW OPEN at 331-5th Street South Watch for our Grand Opening The Week of June 10th up-and-coming Prongue. Rinke's win earned him the nod as the best all-round boxer on the card. In the semi-windup on the 12-bout card, Alberta 139 pound champion Conrad Sincerities of Lethbridge survived a second round knockdown to gain a split decision over Yankee Calf Robe of Cardston. Sincennes used his left hand to good advantage and completely dominated the third round in what was the best fight of the night. Sincennes was chosen as the boxer with the best left hand and also won the trophy as the best Lethbridge club boxer over the year. Mike O'Brigewitch, 95 pounds, was selected as the most improved Lethbridge boxer over the year and showed why when he took the measure of Ivan Singer of Cardston in the first round. The referee stopped the contest when O'Brigewitch scored with two solid rights to Singer's head, staggering the Indian boy. Leland Thomas Jr. of the Browning, Mont., club, and winner of numerous Northwestern United States titles, put on a fine display in the third round and won a unanimous decision over Brian Stump of Cardston. The 70 pound Thomas used his right hand, selected as the best right of the meet, to gain a decisive advantage over Stump throughout the latter stages of the bout. Alvin Mills of Cardston danced his way to a unanimous verdict over experienced 100 pound Aldin McRae of the David Thompson club. Mills' fancy footwork gained him the trophy as having the best footwork on the card. Andy Stump, 112 pounder from Cardston, fought twice and won twice during the night. He gained a close split decision over Norman Sincennes of Lethbridge in the first bout and later coasted to a win over Curtis Calf Robe of Cardston in his second bout. Norman Sincennes was named the most sportsmanlike boxer of the night. In a 60 pound bout Allan Davis of Lethbridge lost a unanimous decision to Brocket boxer Sunny Stump. Roy Harder of the David Thompson club took a split decision over Browning's John Thomas in a 75 pound set-too. The referee stopped the bout between 55 pounders Ronnie Callan of Rocky Mountain House and Lyle Mith of the Peigan Club. Callan was awarded the bout in the first round as he showed he was definitely superior to his opponent. Jimmy Mills of Cardston won a narrow verdict over 90 pound Bruce Mahon of Dave Thompson while Vernon Stirling of Rocky Mountain House also gained a split decision nod, besting 70 pound Ricky Smith of the Peigan. SHORT JABS Lethbridge club trainer Tony Bogusky received a special award recognizing his many hours of hard work with the boys the bouts, though held in Taber. were the Lethbridge club's windup show of the year Mrs. Leland Thomas Sr. more thrilled than her son when Leland Jr. won the trophy for the best right hand. many Lethbridge people were among the 250 spectators announcer was Coaldale school teacher Ed Ryan Lloyd Knibbs and Milt Berdahl were the referees Alvin Zook, Gordon Sloan. Garry Allison and Aaron Hansen were the judges. Spokane in B.C. league PENTICTON, B.C. the British Columbia Junior Hockey League swings back into action this year, it will feature a second Washington state entry, it was announced here Saturday, Spokane Rockets, which will be added to the league's Okanagan Division, will boost that division's complement to five teams, with the other teams from Penticton., Kelowna, Vernon and Merrill. The Spokane franchise was given the go-ahead at a meeting of Uie league's board of governors litie the weekend with League President Dr. Arnold Lowden of Penticton making the official announcement of the expansion. Prongue misses Charlie Prongue of the Lethbridge Amateur man Rinke of Lunbreck. Rinke went on to win the Boxing Club just misses a round-house right to the unanimous decision during the main event at the head of former Canadian 147-pound champion Car- LABC's final boxing card staged at Taber Saturday. Oakland Athletics playing best ball when they're mad THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Oakland Athletics are still mad at the world but the rest of the American League's West Division isn't doing much laughing. The Athletics, who seem to play best when they're angry, had a couple of gripes as they ran their winning streak to four games and 17 of 23 with Sunday's 6-4 victory over Mil- waukee Brewers. The two-time world champs are starting to put some day- light between themselves and the rest of the division. Following the victory over the Brewers, they have a 3Vt- game lead over second-place Kansas City Royals. Elsewhere, Baltimore Orioles nipped Texas Rangers 6-5 in 10 innings, Boston Red Sox outslugged Chicago White Sox 9-7, Cleveland Indians trimmed Kansas City 5-2, New York Yankees pounded Minnesota Twins 11-1 and Detroit Tigers shaded California Angels 2-0. In Saturday's games, Cleve- land defeated Kansas City 5-2, New York edged Minnesota 6- 5, Oakland beat Milwaukee 4- 1, Boston blanked Chicago 8-0 and Texas defeated Baltimore 4-2. Winning pitcher Catfish Hunter was angry Sunday about being lifted. And some A's were upset by a post-game player move that saw backup first baseman Pat Bourque sent to the minors. Hunter checked the Brewers on seven hits, including Bob Coluccio's second-inning homer, before giving way to Rollie Fingers following two-out singles by George Scott and Darrell Porter in the eighth inning. Bob Hansen greeted the reliever with a run-scoring single. "If they were going to take me out, they should have brought in a said Hunter. "But they didn't. I couldn't understand that move. If a right-hander was going to pitch to Hansen, it should have been me." Bourque, hitting a solid .286, was farmed out to make room for light-hitting infielder Dal Maxvill. back.from the disabled list. "If he (Bourque) goes, no one is griped one player. "Why does he (owner Charlie Finley) mess us up when we're going so Oakland's key hitting was done by Reggie- Jackson, who slammed his 14th and 15th home runs, and Joe Rudi, who cracked a three-run shot. Rich Coggins singled borne pinch runner Al Bumbry with two out in the 10th inning, giving Oriole rookie Wayne Garland his first major league triumph with 5 2-3 innings of two-hits relief. Earl Williams opened the 10th with a single off reliever Jackie Brown and Don Baylor popped out attempting to sacrifice, but Bumbry look second on an infield out and Coggins followed with a single. Jeff Burroughs drove in four Texas runs with two singles I and his 12th homer. Mark Belanger and Bobby Grich; homered for the Orioles. Rico Petrocelfi drilled a 3 pair of two run homers, one of them capping a five run third inning and the victory was the llth in the last 14 games for the Red Sox. It gave them a 1V2 game lead over Milwaukee in the American League East. Tommy Harper also hit a two run homer for Boston while Bill Melton and Dick Allen connected for Chicago. ANDY CAP? HEH; REMEMBER THE OLD DAYS, JACKIE, WHEN VOU PHYSICAL1X EJECT ME IF I LINGERED ON AFTER CUSSiN" SURE DO, ANDY. 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