Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Monday, Jun. 19, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Four pitchers faced Battleford Beavers break Lakers' dam with 19 hits NORTH BATTLEFORD (Spe- cial) The Lcthbridgc Lakers travelled east on Hie weekend to face a pair of Northern Sas- katchewan Baseball League clubs, but managed to run off only one contest. Saturday the North BaUletord Beavers wiiipned the Lakers 1C-4 while Sunday the Lakers never got a chance to redeem themselves as their encounter with the Kindersley Klippers was postponed due to rain. The loss didn't affect the Lak- ers' second place standing as they hold a 7-5 record a little belter than the Calgray Giants, who were idle over the week- end. The Giants have a 5-4 record VICTORY LEAF Troiner Lorry Grant holdi Victoria Song In the winner's circle as Jockey Robin Plaltj jumps off after winning Queen's Plate Saturday. (CP Wirephoto) Runner-up breaks leg bone Sweet Victoria Song TORONTO (CP) It was an, emotional finish to one of the most competitive fields in 113 runnings of the Queen's Plate. Victoria Song, on ugly geld- ing, came from 15th and last place for a two-length victory under Robin Platts. The victory was worth to owner Marg Seitz' Green Hills Farm at nearby Milton. Barachois, from the Montreal stables t Jean-Louis Levesque, was vanned off the track, after finishing a game second. He broke the coffin bone in his left front foot in the stretch run at Woodbine. The event was witnessed by a record people, largest crowd to see a Canadian horse raco. But millions who expected to catch the pomp and pagean- try on television were denied the thrill of watching the race when the production went blank as the field entered the starting gate. They had lo setlle for a word descriplion by race an- nouncer Daryll Wells. Bui there was a record turn' over at the track. The crowd, which surpassed Duniop Ford Appointment! he previous high set at the 1969 Queen's Plate wagered the first million letting day in Canadian horse racing history. The previous high, was set at the 1969 Plate. Tire daily-double belting mark also fell, and exactor wagering twice, the record now standing at The Plate run itself drew record wagerings, But it was on the track, in the stretch, where all the emotional strain was generated in the scant moments before Victoria Song, running wide, overtook fa- vored Gentleman Conn and in- jured Barachois. Tiie stocky gelding was instru- mental in establishing another record. It was the third straight win for offspring of Victoria Park, the 1360 Queen's Plalo victor who established the race mark of that still stands. Victoria Song turned in for the Hi-mile classic, almost a second slower than the time of 1964 winner Northern Dancer, who also came from the back of the field. Mrs. Seitz, daughter of the lale Larkin Maloney whose Ace Marine won the race in 1955 had lears streaming from her eyps as she rushed from the "HANK" AMUNDSON Mr, Lyndon Foster, general sales manager of Dun I op ford, is pleased lo announce the ap- pointment of Honlc Amundson lo their sales staff. Hank was born and raised in Southern Al- berfa. He has 10 years' experi- ence in Farm Sales and was orator of a machine business for 7 years. A graduate of Ihe College of Auctioneering, Hank is mamed and has raised three children and has seven grand- children. Hank fs now fully qualified to handle your every molcnnoj need. He Is proud fo welcome his many friends one ci'sfomprs he will be pfeaied to handla their ev Turf Club to the winner's circle It marked an end to severa 'rustrating years in which sh ias virtually nominated Queen's Plate winner only t have her dreams end in trag edy. Cool Reception suffered 'atal injury while running se ond in the 1067 Belmont Stakes Arctic Blizzard suffered a bro ken scsamoid bone and was un able to compete the followin year; Dance Act, a son Northern Dancer, didn't run i 1969 because of injuries; Nean tic Dancer In 1970 suffered crippling knee injury. "The first people I saw on th elevator were (trainers) Lo Cavalaris and Yoimie Stan- Mrs. Seilz said joyfully. "The both had horses in the race, b they also trained for dad. Nat rail? I was thinking about La kin and I couldn't hold back tl tears." There were tears, too, in t joikey's quarters where Ga Stahlbaum told of feeling go" at the 16th pole as Bar chois saw victory in sight. "It's kind of hard to describ something like when you have flat tire on a car, you don really lose control but you c; feel it." date and rest in third place hile the Calgary Jimmies lead e league with a 10-1 record. In Saturday's affair, the Bea- rs touched four Lakers' pllch- s for 19 hits to earn the win. Mark Perkins provided the ame whining runs wilh a ree-run homer in the second ning that gave the Beavers a 1 lead. Dill Seltle had an in- de-the-park home run for the inners. epeda wants action ATLANTA (AP) Orlando epeda, suspended by Atlanta raves during the weekend, eets today with club officials an attempt to resolve the ugging first baseman's two- day walkout. Cepeda, a 14-year major .ague veteran and former Na- onal League most valuable ayer, left the club before Sat rday's Braves-Montreal Expos ght game when his name asn't in the starting lineup. Ha was promptly suspended [definitely by Atlanta manager uman Harris. 'I'm fed up with not play- the 34-year-old Cepeda aid. "I just want to play ball. "I show up and I sit. They the Braves) say it's my knee. I limp, they tell the papers my knee is had. But nobody asks me. It's not 100 per cent ut I can play regularly." HITTING .333 Cepeda's tender left knee, op- rated on last August, has lim cd the first baseman to 22 ames but the Puerto Rico na ive has ripped the ball at a ,333 lip in that span with three icme runs and eight runs bat ed in. Cepeda had asked to be released or given iway" before leaving for his Al anta apartment Saturday. The Braves retaliated by say ng they'd be glad to trade hi: "f anyone wanted him. But peace seemed to hav Ken restored after Cepeda me with club official Eddie Robin son Sunday and Orlando says h will talk again with Robinso and Harris before tonight's con :est against Philadelphia Phi lies. "We cleared up some things, lepeda said of his talk wit Robinson. "I'm not happy n playing but it's up to them or u to Luman. They say they wan me on the team-" Randy Maxwell was the stari- ng and losing pltclwr. He lasted ess than two innings before he 'as replaced by Al Ferchuk, rho was the victim of a six-run lorth Baltleford uprising in the fth Inning. Wayne Miller took ver in the eighth and gave 'ay to Rob Taylor. Tom Salloway picked up his fth win of the season for the eavers, who extended their winning streak to 12 games. Sal- oway gave up seven hits. In oUier interlocking league ames played Saturday, the host jndersley Klippers defeated the Edmonton Tigers of the AMBL 3 behind the strong pitching f right hander Paul Risso. Risso scallered seven hits ver the nine innings while :riking out nine batters and living up one walk. Ken Ewasiuk was tagged with ae loss before Ron Funk re- eved in the fourth inning. Four unearned runs in the eventh inning vaulted the Jim- mies to a 6-4 win over the Unity Cardinals in Calgary. An error charged to Unity lird basemen Mike Aranado pened the gates for five hits y the Jimmies and their four runs, which gave right bander .lalcolm Lynn the pitching vic- ory. Greg Watte suffered the loss. In Edmonton, an Interlocking game between Edmonton Blue Villow Angels and Eslon Ram- lers was postponed Saturday iccause of rain. Meanwhile the Edmonton Ti- gers came back Sunday and vhipped North Battleford Beav- ers 7-1, handing the Beavers their first loss of the season. The Beavers scored their only run in tlio first inning when Mark Perkins singled home Bill Settle. Tom Sharpe pitched two-hit shutout ball over the last four nnings for the Tigers, to pre- serve the victory for Bill Chah- .ey while Gary Barker took the loss for the Beavers. In Calgary lefthander Bob McLure hit a batter with a pitch, loading the bases, then hit anollier forcing in the win- ning run for Calgary Jimmies in a 7-6 win over Eston Ramb- lers. Jimmies came from behind to tie the game three times before the lOUi inning win. Relief pitcher Greg Larson of Eston gave up two bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the ninth to give Jimmies a 6-6 tie. Larson took the loss. Right- hander Jim Strachan, third Jimmies pitcher, got the win. Ramblers scored all their runs off Calgary starter Doug Homme, including home runs by Merle Byrnes and Howie Gesy. The baseball game Sunday between Unity Cardinals and Red Deer Elks was postponed due to rain. JUST LIKE I DO Leo Cahill, head coach of Toronto Argonauls, has a strained look on his face as he leads his players through pushup exercises. The Argos, Eastern Football Conference titleholders, have set up training camp in Aurora, Ont. (CP Wirepholo) Ottawa Las many prospec ts Rookies seek positions Minor baseball Michael Craig whalloped a grand slam home run and led the Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Orioles in Lakeside Little League action on the weekend. Allan Gepneris paced the An- gels on the mound defeating Brent Lang. Lyle Skretting also aided the Angels with a double and a single while Gordon Tait added a pair of singles. George Hiraga went three- for-lhree at Ihe plate poking oul I three singles in a losing cause. The Pirates handed the Car- dinals their first loss of the season in Big League action over the weekend as they doub- led the score 4-2. Jim Mantle was the winner as he bested ,7im McLellan. John Seaman paced the win with a double and single. Meanwhile, the Expos split a pair of games with Warner. Expos won the first game 15-11 only to have Warner come back for a 12-6 triumph in the night- cap. OTTAWA (CP) Thirty-nine rookies settle down today to the task of trying to take away jobs from the 32 veterans who made up the 1971 edition of Ottawa Rough Riders. Coach Jack Gotta Is high on the ability of some of the new- comers. "When we make our cuts, these guys will play for olher learns in the Canadian Football he said. The rookies, along with the quarterback and running back candidales, have been working out since Friday. The veterans reported Sunday for medicals and for two runs of 440 yards to show Gotta that they are in shape. Today, and until June 27 when Eiders play their intra-squad game, the players will work out twice a day. NEEDS BACKS Gotta, in the last year of his three-year contract with Ot- tawa, is in special need of run- ning backs and import defensive backs. He would also welcome any- body who could prove he can do a betler job of quarlerbacking than Ttick Cassatta. Riders finished dead last In Gotta's first season as heac coach and queezed in third lasl year. He says the big job of rebuild- ing now is done and that now he needs only to strengthen the club here and there. Otlawa's running game was a spluttering tiling lasl season. Fullbacks Bob Houmard anc Dennis Duncan are back and the early camp pinpointed Alan Thompson from University o Wisconsin, Art Cantrell from Louisiana State and Eddie Pay ton from Jackson Stale as run ning halfbacks to watch. PROVIDE COMPETITION Paul Brothers, who came lat lo Riders last season from B.C Lions, and newcomers Harr Theofiledes from the Continen Lai League and Dennis Dumnii from UCLA are providing th competition for Cassalta. The starting job is Cassalta' until he loses it although Goll said of Theofiledes: "I know won't have to worry about tha guy under pressure." In the defensive backfield Gotta plans to use another im port along with Al Marcelin There were four Canadian Two victories For Native Sons Athletics anally give Blue some runs Reuss, Arlin were just too stingy Sunday Dy TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jerry Reuss and Steve Arlin gave Philadelphia and Pitts- burgh the old 1-2 Sunday while Tom Seaver delivered his knockout punch on Cincinnati. Reuss of Houston Astros, 23 years old today, came within three outs of giving himself a birthday to remember. He held the Phillies hitless for eight in- nings before Larry Bowa ripped a leadoff double In the ninlh, then finished with a one-hit 10-0 victory that enabled the Astros lo close in on the Reds in the National League West. San Diego's Arlin fired 1-0 two hitter at the hard-hitting Pirates, the second straight shutout for the lowly Padres over baseball's world champi- ons, and dropped them into sec- ond place in the National League East, one-half game be- hind New York Mets. The Mets slipped back into first place when Seaver checked the Reds on five hits for his first complete game since April 26 In become Ihe National I league's first nine-game win- ner, lie also slammed a tie- breaking home run in the sev- enth inning. The defeat sliced Cincinnati's margin over Hous- ton to IVi games. Elsewhere, Chicago Cubs edged Los Angeles Dodgers 5-4 on Don Kessingcr's llth-inning single, Montreal Expos' Mike Torrez tossed a two-hitter to beat Atlanta Braves 2-1 and San Francisco Giants trounced St. Louis Cardinals 8 2. In Saturday games, Chicago downed Los Angeles 7-2, St. Louis edged San Francisco 4-3, Houston thumped Philadlephia 10-5, Cincinnati trounced New York 8-2, Atlanta edged Mont- real 3-2 and San Diego blanked Pittsburgh 4-0. WALKS FOUR Reuss allowed only four base- nmners, all on walks, until Bowa ripped a 1-1 pitch down the third base line to end his no-hit dreams. The Astros backed Reuss wilh a 14-hit atlack, including two doubles and a home run by Cesar Cedeno. San Diego has bad little enough lo cheer about this sea- son but it was Pittsburgh that had a lost weekend. 'When you beat the Pirates two out of three it's got to be a heck of a said manager Don Zimmer. "I still have as much praise as Pvc al- ways had for the Pirate hitlers, but I've had more prase for my pitchers the lasl two games." Clay Kirby blanked the Pir- ates on nine hits Saturday night and Arlin limited them to sin- gles by Vic Davalilio in the fourlh and Richie Hebner in the eighth. Jerry Morales led off the game for the Padres wilh a double off Bruce Kison and came around with Ihe' only run on infield outs by Fred Stanley and Leron Lee. HE'S IN MINORITY "I love to pilch against the said Arlin, a view not shared by many other hurlers. "It's a lot of fun because you know that if you beat them you've really beaten some- body." New York's Seavrr, who has been struggling of lale despite i 9-3 record, walked the first two Cincinnati batters and surren- dered a run on a single and an infield hit, then slammed the door 071 the Reds. It was Moustache Day in Oak- land and, for a change, things didn't get hairy for Vida Blue. Treated to only one run in the first 25 innings he pitched this season, Blue had begun to won- der whether he was wise to abandon Ihe steel business and end his six-week holdout for a return lo baseball. Bui his faith was restored by an encouraging 16-hit attack that gave the Oakland Athletics n M romp over Cleveland Indi- ans Sunday. For his part, Blue allowed four hits and came away with his first victory of the season after three losses. The combination of Blue on Uie mound and free admissions to anyone wearing a moustache lured fans to the ballpark in Oakldid. More than of them showed up wilh hair urvler their noses and were ushered In lo watch Blue operate for n charge. Elsewhere in the America League Sunday, Chicago Whi Sox rapped Boston Red Sox 8-4 Milwaukee Brewers shut o Kansas City Royals S-0, Minn sola Twins edged Ballimore On oies 4-3 and Detroit Tigers sh out California Angels 2-0. TexE Rangers' and Ihe Yankees wei rained out in New York. In Saturday action, the Ya kecs beat the Rangers 2-0 an 3-2, Oakland edged Cleveland 2. Chicago beat Boston 54 one game and lost Ihe secon 10-8, Kansas City defeated M waukee 6-3, Baltimore won 4 over Minnesota and Dctro nipped California 3-2. The slumping Indians no have lost 18 of their last games. Mike Epstein's ninlH homer the year and George Hendrlck No. 3 helped the Athletics bui a 3-fl lead in the first five i nings. There were two out in the sixth when tho roof fell in on Cleveland. ick there last season, so one of em will have to go. Wayne Giardiano, who filled for the Ihe last two seasons as an offensive back along with regular linebacker duties, will bo used only on defence this year, says Golla. The Lctjibrldge Native Sons ill hold a slim one point lead 'er the Calgary Shamrocks as hey earned two Southern Al- erta Major Lacrosse League 'ctorles on the weekend. Native Sons sport 21 points to ate while the Shamrocks, who Iso swept a pair of league ames over the weekend, follow losely behind with 20 points. Taber Ebony Hawks and C al- ary Premiers are in third and jurlh places respectively, 'ell behind the leaders. Saturday night at the Hen- erson Lake Ice Centre, some SO spectators watched the Na- tive Sons drop the Ebony Hawks -2. The two clubs were tied 1-1 Tier the first period, but the ons went ahead 3-2 after the econd. Sons' netminder, Valdas Za- anchauskas was outstanding etween the bars as he came up with his best performance if the season. Zajanchauskas blocked every Mng that came his way in the inal 20-minutes of play. Dwayne Kirchner led Ihe loc- als with a two-goal performance while Don Kitchen, Lane Wright, Bill Shaw and Boh Monkman added singles. The two clubs split 16 minor penalties called in the encounter and the Hawks picked up only 10-minute Infraction. Am Thomson received misconduct penally In the final period. Ron Low and Roger McAdam replied for the Hawks. The Hawks also suffered a 10-7 loss to the Shamrocks Sun- day afternoon. Meanwhile. In Nanton Sun- day, the Sons defeated the Cal- gary Premiers 12-9 before 300 fans. Jerry St. Jean paced the Lak- ers' powerful offence with two goals and seven assists while Kitchen and Kirchner aided with hat-tricks. Ken Boychuk and Monkman managed a goal apiece. Ian Traqualr, Wayne Olsen and Kim Scott flipped in a pair of goals each for the Premiers while Howie Kook, Walter Liltla and Jerry Scott chipped in with singles. Lethbrldge was never headed during Ihe contest leading 4-1 and 10-6 in period scores. TRIMBLES TIRE SUPPLY LTD. Bloirmore AND lethbndge 562-7743 327-2007 YOUR RADIAL TIRE CENTRE DO YOU KNOW? TRIMBLES TIRE SUPPLY HAS THE LARGEST SUPPLY OF EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN RADIAL TIRES IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. 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