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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, May 53, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Illingworth brings home middleweight of their weekend set with the Ang Mdior Baseball League. Lakers we s in the opening games Locals unbeaten in first t-tco By LLOYD YAMAGISIII llrrald Sports Wrilcr hits, tanned five and allowed seven walks to earn the victory while Neil Chrisljanson suffer- Many people believe that i ed the loss after being relieved Rob Roy stroked two singles I and notched a singleton md Tim Ncgrello added a don- seventh for the win In the every new franchise loser in their initial season. The Lethbridge Lakers are trying to be the exception to the rule as they earned victor- ies in Ihcir first two starts in Alberta Major Baseball League competition on the weekend. Some 700 partisan fans watched the Lakers defeat the visiting Edmonton Blue Willow Angels 9-4 Sunday night and 4-0 Monday afternoon at the Henderson Ball Park. In Monday's encounter, the Lakers came up with two runs in both the fourth and seventh innings to notch the victory. Wayne Commodore, the Lakers' power hitting right- fielder, gave the paying cus- tomer what they wanted to see as he blasted in the winning run in the bottom of the fourth inning. With one man on base and two outs, Commodore cranked a lowering shot over the right field fence 360-feet away from home plate. Commodore had tagged the ball so hard, that the Edmon- ton's right fielder along with many spectators in the stands lost 'sight of the ball until it drifted over the fence. The Lakers scored their other two runs in the bottom of the inning when Cam Burr ...-i Ncgrelli ble in the Lakers' seven hit tj lllul t L'tl Lllu JUW illlti ,-fi.iiif, i dlldLU. .11 .-ill be a by Stu Henderson after seven Sunday s contest was. t too I much different as the Lakers came up with two big innings to bounce the Angels. by innings. Dennis ____ King gave Uie Lak- their last out as he forced Edmonton to pop out with The Lakers tallied four runs ,____ in UK. third nnd o'Bih inninES loaded bases. Rod Taylor picked up the mound verdict after relieving A! Ferchuk with one out in the i 1.11, iion single while Home Heg- nple and Roy a double for the Lalie's- seventh inning while Steve) Edmonton received a double Purcell was tagged with the i and a single from George Mc- 'Cartay while Wally Waddle nailed two singles and a dou- ble. Ferchuk paced the Lakers of- fensively poking out a double singled into scoring Doiig Yorgcson nnd Greg ilton. Randy Maxwell, who went innings, gave up four Geoffrion named coach Expos snnp streak_of losses Torrez hurls winner be." said Mauch ot the losing streak. "I understand our hitting problems, but with the warm weather the hitting will right it- self." Ron Fairly's three-run homer razier By THE CANADIAN PRESS Mike Torrez was at a cross- roads with manager Gene Mauch when the baseball sea- son opened. Monday afternoon any doubts about, the pitcher's status were erased. Torrez increased his National League mark to 4-2 as Montreal turned back Philadelphia Phil- lies 6-3 to snap an eight-game losing streak. "If there was any doubt that he could win, it was erased." ance. "He has pitched six good games, how much more proof do you need? "I wasn't sure he could win at the start, but I'm sure now." In other games M o n d a y, Houston Astros swamped San Diego Padres 7-0 and San Fran- j Auditorium, scene of the schcd- cisco Giants, behind Dave King- j man's two home runs, edged j Los Angeles Dodgers S-8. i previous j LOST TWIN-BILL The Expos weren't so fortun- ate earlier in the weekend. Sun- The Lakers will try to make it three in-a-row next Sunday T, 7-, t as they visit Red Deer for a pair of .games. Meanwhile in Red Deer, the I Calgary Jimmies struck to, five runs in the first inning and went on to defeat Red Deer Elks 12-3 Sunday. ispi-ri.il i riiil Jllingwurth nf Lollibridgr Alberta ils lone gold meflal at the Canadian judo champion- ships staged Saturday after- noon and evening. lllingworth, a member of Yosh Senda's YMCA .ludo Club, defeated Rainer Fischer of Ontario on a referee's decision to win the middleweighl div- ision Gold Medal. A second member of the Lflh- bridge team, Guy Sunada, gave Alberta its only other medal, a bronze in the fealherweight div- ision. Both Illingworth and Sunada were named as alternates on the Canadian team which ill compete in the Summer Olympics in Munich. Meanwhile Doug Rogers, who won a silver medal for Canada in the judo competition at Ihe 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, returned to the Canadian judo championships here Saturday for Ihe first time in five years and easily regained the nation- al heavyweight title. Rogers, a 81-year-old native of Truro, N.S., who now lives in Vancouver, took just over a minute to pin Alan Rich of Montreal In the heavyweight final. Rogers, at 245 pounds, held his 229-pound opponent to the mat for the required 30 sec- onds. Rogers first took the title In 19G3 and held it lor four years before retiring. The crown was last held by Nick Bleyendaal of Rich in preliminary action. In the light-heavyweight com- petition, Terry Farnsworlh Quebec pinned Roger Perron of Quebec to win; Goki of Ontario won the lightweight title by edging Bill of Ontario in a decision; Bolger I held the title in 1964, 1967, and i 1370. 1 In the open category. Fischer defeated Rich on a judges' de- cision. The Canadian Kodokan Black PHIL IUINGSWORTH day they lost a twin-bill to Pitts- in the fifth Inning provided the margin of victory after the Phil- lies had jumped into a 2-0 lead in Ihe first inning off key hits by Larry Bowa, Denny Doyle and Tim "McCarver and Greg Luzin- ski's sacrifice fly. Larry Dierker scattered four hits and the Astros got home- run support from Bob Watson and Lee May to stiffen the I hometown Padres. It was Hous- ton's seventh win in nine games and kept the club atop the West standings. Dierker was In command all the way and didn't allow a run- ner past first until the ninth in- ning. He struck out four in win- ning his fourth of six: games, and did not issue a walk. The home runs by Kingsman, his ninth and 10th, gave him the league lead. The visiting Giants also cot home run help from Ken Henderson and Bernie Wil- liams. imc of year have been held in j Sam McDowell, touched for a heat as high as 100 degrees. i two-run homer by Willie Davis. get the sixth training OMAHA, Neb. (API Joe Frazier concluded serious train- ing Monday for his heavyweight title defense against Ron Slan- der. The 10.050-seat Omaha Civic fight Thursday is not air conditioned, and fighls there at Iliis The Jimmies scored four runs in the fith. Elks were held off the scoresheet by win- ning pitcher Don Davis until the fifth when they scored twice. Their final run came in the ninth off reliever Malcolm Lynn who took over from Davis in Ihe sixth. Cliff Ballon was the losing j pitcher, giving up 10 of the j Jimmies' runs before Bill Luke j took over in Ihe bixlh. The j final two Jimmie runs came on a home-run by catcher Ron Johnston. i Elks left 17 men on base compared with seven for Cal- gary. LINESCOP.ES SATURDAY waddle; Ferchuk, Tayor (1-0) (7) and Belt Association named Rogers, Farnsworth. Fischer, McGreg- ory and Allan Sakai of British Columbia to the Canadian Ol- ympic team to compete at Munich this summer. Native lose encounter Solve own problems says Kemp Lethbridge Native Sons and, bridge Lancers split two decl- Tabcr Ebony Hawks came sions against the Calgary South home empty-handed as they East Blues. suffered losses in Southern Al- j Saturday in Lcthbridgc Hie berla Major Lacrosse League j locals losl a slim 6-5 contest i action in Calgary on the week-; vvliile in Calgary Sunday they j end. came hack to beat the same 1 Native Sons dropped a 10-C club. 7-5. i decision to the Calgary Sham- j The Lethbridge Native Sons rocks Sunday while the Hawks will be looking for their third I look an 8-3 "shellacking by the j S o u t h r n Alberta Lacrosse Calgary Premiers Saturday. League victory as they host the I In Sunday's game, the i Taber Ebony Hawks tonight. I Shamrocks scored four runs j The Sons, who lead the four- answered goals in the second team league, defeated t h e period to beat the local club, j Hawks in their first meeting During the second period the Sons were called on 12 of their 26 minor penalties which minor proved to be the key factor. Sons' coach Dave Smith was very displeased with the offi- ciating and commented that the Sons were the victims of the This is our secret Dick Noland. Slander's man- seven decisions this The ager said of the heat. "I've seen one-time American League ace burgh, 1-0 and 5-3, after getting Euys wilt there. Hot j whose fastball earned him the shelled 6-0 by the Pirates Satur- day. In other Sunday games, Wilh'e Mays cracked a two-run homer to give New York Mets a 4-3 weather's going to hcln us.'' Slander, who lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, across the Mis- souri River from Omaha, has nickname Sudden Sam with Cleveland Indians, scattered seven hits and walked five be- fore getting relief in the eighth. ATLANTA (API Bernie j win Phillies. Chicago iditorium beat. (Boom Boom) Geolfrion was Cubs nipped St. Louis Cardinals I Roth Frazicr named bond coach Monday of Atlanta's franchise in the Na- liona! Hockey Lenpir General matiacor Cliff Fletcher did not disclose con- tract terms. Crozier named permanent coach j BUFFALO (AP) Joe Cro- zier. interim coach of Buffalo Sabres for the last half of the 1971-72 National Hockey League season, was named the club's permanent coach Saturday. He succeeds Punch imlach NEW YORK (API Jack Kemp, the first National Foot- ball League player ever elected to Congress, has is- sued a call for pro football's bickering owners and plavers u to solve their own problems referee s penalty spree, without the help of the coun- Jerry St. Jean Ken Boy- try's lawmakers chuk led the Sons with two Warning that the "time Is i goals apiece while Reg Dawson absolutely at a crisis." the and Don Kichener added sin- Republican congressman from gles. Erie County. N.Y., cautioned i Lowell Nichol fired to three the owners and players as- markers for Calgary while sembled at the Pro 'Football I Jerry Gillson, Chris Roa and Writers dinner here Monday j Tim Bemstead chipped in with night about congressional in- j a pair, tervcntion. Larry Kalz managed a The former quarterback for i singleton during the three per- .uffalo Bills noted that there iods of play. this season Game time Is set for p.m. at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre. Buffs were 20 to 25 bills pending in Congress dealing with various who remains with Buffalo us i aspects of professional sports 3-2, Houston look the Dodgers 2-1, and in twin-hill arlion San Francisco tripped Atlanta after losinc the opener 6-t in in innings to the Braves while Cin- general manager. and emphasized that if pro cinnati Reds rebounded from because it's hot. fought several times in the Au- j A grand slammer by King- i man in the third inning, his sec- and his man- i oral of (he year, wiped out a 2-1. Yank Durham, said the i Dodger lead. Williams also hit j Crozier look over the club In j football's problems "are not h'cai'would hsvo no effecl on lho his homer In the third as San j January after Imlarh suffered I solved from within they arp fight "We're gonn-i be- there." Durham. "We're not going jumped into 3 fi-2 i heart ud lead iff st.irt.rr Tommy John, fn Pnvis' shol in the fiffh tied Geoffrinn. 41. scored MW coals during his 16 seasons with Mont-1 real C'aiiadieiis York Rangers. Geoffrion retired from Philadelphia on Salurday. 3-1 i and 2-1, as SI. Louis downed to j Chicago 3-2. Atlanta defeated coach Quebec Ciiy in the Amen-1 Kan jvancisco 3-2, San Diego can League aiuMhcn a 5-.1 and Los Angeles blanked Houston 3-0. Mauch snid be hopes the warm weather will change the fortunes of his Expos, wiio got away to a fast .start before who lives In Vancou- ver, joined Ihe Sabre game M before Kingman's i Lion in July as roach and gcn- 7-0 opening loss to knock off San pnnna be just as hot in Ihcir second homer with one man er.il manager of Cincinnati Diego 7-2. i corner as in ours Besides. aboard in the sixth off young i Swords, the Buffalo farm club we've hern training in the j Mike Slrahler s-nit the Giants i in the A m o r i c n n Hockey ahead to Slav. i Lcacue. goinf! to bP fltlcrnpted to bfi solved by Congress "ho have to come Meanwhile the Taber Ebony Hawks also took It on the chin as they stood by and watched the Premiers take 4-0 and 7-3 period leads. Ken Grog (allied twice and G.iry Smvill once for the Isn TraTinir ?nd Wayne 01- from within the sport. The sen notched two goals apiece people on the outside do not j for Calgary w-hile Wayne have the same understanding j don and Craig Jenkins aided or perspective nboul the buM- i with one each. i In juvenile play, thp Loth-1 comeback as a player with th Rangers in 1U) conched the Rangers briefly in and has since hcen serving as a scout for New York. Genffrinn won tho league's heading inlo their tailspin thai scoring championship twice and lenvcs them games behind was named the. most valuable New York in the East Division. illiiuns nflcr ilollsinan for his early error By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS That, more than made up for i his one mispiny. Then it was "I bad to do something f.flir I for Tom Egan player in ifidl. He played on: "The only Hung thai bothered dropped that, simple fly ball to Sra catcher hafi seven Stanley Cup champions at j me was lhat our pitching I put us Carlos May j gjvcn a pair ol Montreal. wasn't as consistent as it should (f) GOOD DRIVERS Have you been accident free? No convictions in the las) 3 years? If so, you should get a reduction in your insurance premium. If you are interested, contact PHONK 317-7461 said. He did plenty. In the inning a.qainsl Texas Rangers, Chicago's pmv- of eighth-inning runs when he threw away a potential double play ball. York Yankees swept a double i Barnclt looked at, his lineup card, nodded in agreement, sig- icader from Boston Red Sox fi-.i and 3-'.'. Texas downed Minne- sota Twins twice, 5-2 and 3-1, nailed Minchcr out and waved llarrah hack from third to first. Ici-fiil left fielder clubbed a dou- t (lf tlis hie in put the White Sox ahead ,mm. with double thai t'.ave the While Sox their Hut Hie Hangers tied it in Ihe lOiimmg 7-li victory, bottom of the inning, when May. in the only oilier American mispl.-iyed Fllioll Maddux's roil- gallic Monday night, line fly in the fifth, selling up (lakl.'ind defeated Cali- liave Nelson's double, thai gave forma Angels Texas the lead. Oakland man.igcr Hick Wil- Baltimore Orioles blanked Mil--That killed the Rangers' rally and saved the victory, Chicago's fourth straight and" 10th in 11 games. waukce Brewers 5-0, Detroit Ti- gers dumped Cleveland Indians iw the same score and Chicago nipped California Baltimore clobbered Milwau- kee ti-ll in play Saturday while edged Delroil Oakland shackled Kansas City Texas nppcil Miunesola fi 1 and Chicago defeated California tl-li. Minchcr and the pitcher when Mincher cnme in for Frank Howard in the ninth. "The umpire even came over and asked me and I said. 'The pitcher.' Maybe he thought 1 said Minchcr. Maybe I didn't make it plain enough." Williams was (UITOUS. racing j "Williams.'' Burnett recalled. J lo the plate and showing Bar- j "gave me the straight up-anrl- lid! hi.- card thai had i.lincher down sign, meaning he wanted' hailing ninth and the pitcher i the order to slay the same.'1 mini After cooling off. Williams "I thought the umpire under- turned a bit philosophical. t slood me." Williams said later. "Wliclhcr H lo.-l the "I gave him the criss-cross be shrugged, "nobody will ever To alone for I his sin, May capped a four-run seventh with a double that hauled the Sox lo n IV? lead. the K.'nu'.iM's still weren't Ihroimh. Ihoimh, scoring once in Ihe bottom of the seventh, then going ahead in the eighth. So il was May to the rescue again, this lime singling for fiflh run-balled m (if the game 1 lo tin it in the ninllt. liams got teed off Sunday when Ted Williams, mannger of Ihe mKmmK wils was knocked down al first base and his players up the cudgel Hangers, all but gave the While Sox the victory that kepi Ihem half n game ahead of the Athlet- ics in the race for supremacy in the American WcM. in the bottom ol the Wlh, (is Toby llarrah nnd Don Mincher Jn oilier Sunday coulcsLs, older." fast LACROSSE action Lrth. 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