Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID - Saturday, May 16, 1970 Mays Hits Two Home Runs For Giants Dodgers Do Some Long-Ball Hitting By THE CANADIAN PRESS Willie Mays, who at 39 no longer claims to be a home run hitter, poked a pair of them in a losing cause Friday night as Los Angeles Dodgers did some long-ball hitting of their own to beat San Francisco Giants 11-3. It was No. G07 and 608 for Mays in his 19-year National League career, within 106 of Babe Ruth's all-time mark of 714. Meanwhile, Hank Aaron, who just keeps totting ths long ball at age 36, drilled a two-run homer-15th cf the season and 569th of his career-to help Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 victory over Cincinnati Reds. Aaron also hit a double, bring. ing lids 18-year career hit total to 2,997. Mays also is closing in on the coveted 3,000-hit mark, collecting three Friday to bring him to 2,954. In cither NL action, Tom Seaver tossed a one-hitter in ANDY CAPP FIERY ESCAPE - Phil Labastie crawls away from flaming car after diving out the window following a crash with an exploding gas tank at Westboro, Mass., Speedway recently. Labastie, of'Mendon, Mass., escaped with burns on his hands. The gas tank dropped off the car just ahead of him in the race. Sport Shorts Of All Sorts OPENING VICTORY INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (AP) - Mel Daniels scored 16 of his 18 points irt the final quarter in leading a drive that carried the Indiana Pacers to a 109-93 victory over Lcs Angeles Stars Friday night in the first game of the American Basketball Asso ciation championship playoff. ? ? ? 6HAUGHNESSY DIES SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -Clark Shaughnessy, one of the all-time great coaches of football and often called the father of the T-formation, died Friday. He was 78. wins two medals PENTICTON, B.C. (CP) -Joyce Murland, a life-long quadraplegic from White Rock, B.C. who competes successfully with ambulatory riflemen, Friday won two sharpshooting medals at the opening of the Western Canada Wheelchair Games. NEW WONDER SEALANT for WET BASEMENTS DUGOUT SEEPAGE SOIL STABILIZATION EROSION CONTROL Do-lt-Yourielf K't� FOR FREE ESTIMATES Phone 327-B417 TROTTIER NAMED OTTAWA (CP) - Guy Ttot-Lier, a 55-goal scorer with Buffalo Bisons of the American Hockey League, Friday night received the Gil O. Julien trophy as t h e top French-Canadian athlete of 1969, chosen by a committee of sports reporters. VEGAS UPENDED YAKIMA. Wash. (AP) - Al "Scooter" Mesa, 138, of Granger, Wash, stopped Les Vegas, 151, of Vancouver, B.C., on a disputed technical knockout in the fifth round of their scheduled 10-rourd junior welterweight fight in Yakima Friday night. Judo Tourney Run Off Today VANCOUVER (CP) - A 21-man British Columbia judo team led by national featherweight champion Rick Yodo-gawa, 22, of suburban R i c h-mond, win compete today in the ninth annual Canadian Judo Championships here. Yodogawa, who is captain of the B.C. team, and national light weight champion Charles Maig-non, 22, a student at the University of B.C.; Henry Mukai, 27, and Tuck Tsumura, 22, both of Richmond, are considered top threats in the meet. About 110 entries are expect- TRAP SHOOTING EVERY SUNDAY �- 1-3 p.m. LETHBRIDGE FISH AND GAME RIFLE RANGE TOWARDS HARDIEVILLE ed from every province in Canada for the champion ship, the first major event in the B.C. Festival Of Sports. Guest of honor during the daylong tournament will be Kim-ura Masahiko, Japanese judo champion for 13 years. Other top contenders are defending champions Vincent Grif-fo cf Montreal, a middleweight: Gil Champagne of Ottawa, light heavyweight; and heavyweight Nick Bleyendaal, of Bow man-ville, Ont. Bleyendaal, at six feet, six inches and 250 pounds will be one of the most imposing competitors in the event. Eliminations will be held throughout the day, with finals in the evening. Five members of the Let h-bridge YMCA Judo Club will be taking part in the championships. Making the trip to Vancouver are Howard Alexander, Da-rid Potter, Ron Senda, Guy Sun-ada and Ken Tamura. Newlyweds... YOU CAN OWN YOUR NEW HOME FOR LESS THAN $100 PER MONTH Come in ond let our experienced talesman show you how. 1970 PORT ROYAL 12'x60' 3 Bedroom* Completely Furnished ONLY $7995 1970 PARAMOUNT 12'x44' 2 Bedrooms. Completely Furnished ONLY $7450 WEST MOBILE HOMES OPEN DAILY 9 o.m. to 9 p.m. OPEN FOR SUNDAY BROWSING EAST ON HIGHWAY 3 PHONE 327-1936 LIONS INK PAIR VANCOUVER (CP) - The British Columbia Lions of the Western Football Conference today announced the signing of two inrocrt, defensive players. Signed are John Slucky, an all - conference defensive lineman last fall in the Big Eight at Kansas State, and defensive back Jones Dyson, who is dropping out of the University of Arizona with a year of eligibility remaining. ? ? ? WON'T PARTICIPATE LAGOS (AP) - Nigeria will not participate in the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland, if South Africa's cricket tour of Britain goes Ehead, the Nigeria external af fairs ministry said in a statement here Friday. ? ? ? SCOTT RETIRES EDMONTON (CP) - Charlie Scott of Calgary has retired as secretary - manager of the Al berta Golf Association, president Tom Wood of Edmonton said today. Last Ties Are Broken AMSTERDAM (AP) - The International Olympics Committee has broken its last ties with South Africa because of racial discrimination in sports. It was the end of a long fight which had prevented South Af rica from competing in the 1964 and 1968 summer games. The decision Friday, by a 35 to 28 vole, eliminated the threat of a boycott by apartheid opponents of the 1972 Games in Munich. Dennis Brutus, president of the South African Non-racial Open Committee for Olympic Sports said he could not predict whether the IOC decision might promote racial integration of sports in South Africa. He stressed that the main point was that the black sportsmen had finally won explicit IOC recognition that they were equal to whites. Other members of the group predicted that the IOC decision would lead to a complete Isolation of white sports in South Africa. Frank Braun, president of the South African National Olympic Committee, however, estimated that the expulsion of South Africa would put back non-white sportsmen in his country 50 years. Reg Honey, South Africa's representative on I h e IOC, handed in his resignation as a result of the vote. New - York Mets' 4-0 triumph over Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos nipped Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1, St. Louis Cardinals blanked Chicago Cubs 1-0 and San Diego Padres downed Houston Astros 10-8 in 10 Innings. "I don't consider myself a home run hitter anymore," Mays said. "I just don't hit them consistently anymore. NOT THAT STRONG "When I was younger I'd hit one about every four days. Thai's a home run hitter. But I'm not that strong any more." His two homers managed to keep the Giants in the game early against the Dodgers who exploded for six first inning runs. Willie Crawford, Tom Haller and Wes Parker had two-run blasts for Los Angeles. Jim Nash stopped the Reds on three hits, getting last-out help from 46-year-old Hoyt Wllhelm and Aaron's two-run blast In the eighth. Rico Carty, the Braves left fielder, also continued his torrid h-'Uing, lifting bis league-leading average to .438 and his consecutive game hitting streak to 31 with a pair of singles. His first h't, scored Apron, who bad doubled, in the sixth. The hnrner, Aaron explained, "h?d to be one of the softest I eve- hit." "I thought it was a pop fly nnd was just hampy to get it into th� wind." Asked about his thoughts on 3,000 hits, Aaron replied: "Yes. I think about n.000 Wis in^l I get to the plate, Then I think about hitting the ball." ALLOWS ONE SINGLE Seaver, who last year led the Mets to a world chamrjionshm, winniM 25 games, struik cut 15, allow n r only rookie Phils catcher Mike Comoton's second inning single. Seaver now leads the majors in strikeouts with 88. Left-hander Dam McGinn of the Expos tossed his second straight complete game, his only two i> the majors, and stopped the Pirates on five Wts. He f?ot support from run-scoring singles by John Bateman and Ren Fairley. Jose Cardenal's broken bat single scored Joe Hague from third in the seventh inning for the game's only run as the Cardinals moved to within one pame rf the Cubs in the NL Eest. The Mets trail the Cubs by only one-half game. Nate Colbert rapped a two-run homer in the 10th inning, giving the Padres their victory, ending the Astros winning streak at four games. The Padres bad scored twice in the ninth to tie the contest at 8-8, helped by Houston shorstop Denis Menke's error. Menke had driven in two runs in the top of the inning with a single. Jim Wynn had four RBI for the Astros, slugging his eighth homer, a pair ef doubles and a single. Ivan Murrell had two roundtriopers and Ollie Brown one for the Padres. Minor Baseball Three Share Golf Lead FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -Roberto De Vicenzo and two others took a one-shot lead into today's third round of the $125,000 Colonial national invitation golf tournament. De Vicenzo carded a four-un-der-par 66 Friday to move into a 36-hole first-place tie with Lee Trevino and Bob Smith at 136. 'I think I am a little chicken today-I played too safe," said De Vicenzo. He dropped birdie putts of one, six, 25, and 25 feet. He missed a 12-footer at the 18th hole that would have given him the lead. For two birdies offset two one-over-par holes. The Texas sharpshooter said he abandoned his driver for an iron on many tees because of blus-terly winds." just trying to keep the ball where 1 could work it.' Lonnde Howg rapped out a triple and two doubles as the Downtown Lions edged the Athletics 12-10 in a Senior Little League game. Brad Cox was the win n i n g pitcher while John Wildman took the less. Ross Wakelin added two doubles for the winners while Barry Sedgewick and Rick Collier had a double and two singles each for the losers. In another Senior Little League game Friday, Jerry Areshenko was the winning pitcher as the Dodgers posted a 7-3 victory over the Giants. In Norcrest Little League action, Brian Robinson had a perfect day at the plate as he had a home run, two doubles and a single in four times at bat as the Giants bounced the Astros 19-5. Gary Kaskiw gave up six hits in gaining the mound verdict while the loss was taken by Ken Jagersman. Eddie Leong had a home run, a double and a single for the winners while Ed Fix was top gun for the Astros with a double and single. Harry Blacker hurled a seven - hitter as the Pirates posted a 23-7 Norcrest Little League victory over the Exoos. Robert Skriver paced the Pir-ftes' attack against losing pitcher Dale Ptycia as he had a double and two singles while Scott Jarvie and Richard Shard-low added a double and single each. Rick Laplace had a double and single in a losing cause for the Expos. Lome Osmond struck out eight batters and gave up only one hit as the Indians chalked up a 6-3 Lakeside I/ttle League victory over the Twins. Greg Maxwell paced the Indians' against losing hurler Brian Gaskell as he stroked a double. Ron Schwartz was the winning pitcher as the Rockets uo-erded the Jets 14-9 in Lakeside Minor League action. Ron Schwartz 1ft a home run and double and pitched bis club to a win as the Buffaloes edged the Bears 10-9 in a Norcrest Minor League game. Bruce Olsen was the winning pitcher while the loss was tagged on Mike Park as the Tigers edged the Pumas 16-11 In the Norcrest Minor League. Olsen had three singles in aiding his own cause while Barry Burtan added two singles. Mike Walser and Rick Wood had two hits apiece for the Pumas. Wesley FindJey was the winning pitcher while David Zaro ben hit a home run ae the Wolves posted a 21-17 Norcrest Minor League win over the Bobcats. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. OBL Chicago . .. . 16 14 .533 -� New York ... . 17 16 .515 St. Louis ... . . IS IS .500 1 Pittsburgh ... . 15 1? .441 3 Philadelphia .. . 13 20 .394 4V� Montreal ... . 11 20 .355 SVa West Cincinnati ... . 24 10 .706 _ Atlanta ...... . 1? 13 .594 4 Lcs Angele> .. . 1? 14 .576 4V> Houston . 17 18 .486 7Vj San Francisco . 17 19 .472 8 San Diego ... . . 14 21 .432 ?Va Four Sign With Esks EDMONTON (CP)-Four Canadian college draft choices from Ontario have been signed by Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Football Conference, It was announced today. Evald Timusk, Paul Hender-shot and Robert McGregor are from Waterloo Lutheran University and Fred PromoU is from the University of Guelph. TODAY'S GAMES Montreal Morton 3-1 at Pittsburgh Blass 2-5 Chlcaqo Hottiman 0-3 or Decker 1-2 at St. Louis Carlton 2-4 Atlanta Stone 4-1 at Cincinnati Simpson 5-1 New York Koosman 1-2 at Philadelphia Jackson 1-4 N San Francisco Perry 4-4 at Los An-gelet Poster 2-3 N Houston Griffin 1-5 or Wilson 1-0 at San Diego Dobson 3-3 N FRIDAY'S RESULTS Atlanta ... MO Ml MO- J 10 3 Cincinnati . NO 100 000- 1 1 0 Nash (5-1) Wllhelm (V) and King, Dldler (�); Nolan (5-2) Carroll (8) and ".ench. HR: All-Aaron (15). Chicago ... 000 M0 MO- 070 St. Louis 000 M0 Mx- 1 i 0 Decker, Regan (2-1) (7) and Mar. tin: Torrez (3-3) McOnl (8) and Torre. New York . OM 320 009- 4 6 2 Philadelphia 0M 000 M0- 0 1 4 Seaver (7-1) and Grote; Fryman (2-1) Wilson (5) M. Jackson (9) and Comoton. Montreal .. 0M M2 000-t 7 0 Pittsburgh M0 010 100- 1 S 0 McGinn (3-1) and Bateman; Veala (2-4) Dal Canton (9) and Sangulllan. Houstcn 101 010 203 0- 8 16 2 San Dltgs 3M 102 M2 3-10 1 Splnks, Bout on (7), Gladding (8), Ray (1-2) (9) and Edwards; Roberts, Herbel (7). Dukes (9), Ross (9), Coombs (3-2) (10) and Cannlzzaro, Slo-cum (10). HRs: Hou-Wynn (8); SD- Urrell (2) (4), Brown (5), Colbert (II). San Francisco 320 OM 000- 5 10 0 Los Angelas .