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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Marly Maxwell., Heggedal combine to spark loads before 800 Hustle carries Lakers past Giants in extra inning Mny 31, 1972 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 IJy I'AT SUIJJVAN Herald .Sports Writer For awhile il looked as though the Lctbhridgi! Lakers were bent on self destruction with better than uuo witnesses. Lakers, the newest entry in the Alberta Major Baseball League, entertained the Cal- gary Gianl.s Tuesday evening at Henderson Park and Imd the shirtsleeve crowd wondering it the Lakers would do them- selves in. The locals, however, shook off early miscues to register a thrilling 4-3 extra-inning vic- tory and preserve their un- blemished record at 5-0. Tho loss was the first for the Giants in Uiree outings. Starter Randy Maxwell look- ed lo the bullpen tor a new infield in the second inning as the Giants scored ah their runs with the aid of tliree Lakers' errors. But the locals got one back in the third ou an inside the park home run by Tim Negrello and two in the eighth on a single by Marty Maxwell to set the stage tor the winner ui the bottom of the 10th in- ning. Alert base running and sloppy Calgary play led lo the whining run in the JOlh. Craig Handell took t h e mound for the Giants alter re- placing Gord Vejprava who had come on in the eighth in- ning to relieve starter Steve Loveless. Handell promptly got winning pitcher Mod Taylor, who now has won three games, to ground out. Howie Hcggedal then slapped a Itandell offer ing into deep left field for a double. Larry Edwards followed Ileg- gudal to the plate and hit a rouline ground ball to Giants' shorlstop Brian Ilogan. The end was near as Hogan hurried his throw. By the tine first base- man Stew Ilerron realized it and knocked down Ilogan's low throw llcggedal was on his way home with the winner. Herron tried in vain lo make a play at home but failed. Ilcggedal's heroics almost over-shadowed an outstanding performance by Ill-year-old Marty Maxwell. The young second baseman went three-for- lliree at the plate including a clutcli single in the eighth to knock in two runs lo tie the game. "We should have had it won in the eighth and the said coach John Vasclenak. The Lakers had a good chance in the eighth with two men on and two away after Maxwell had tied the game but a running grab by right fielder THE WINNER Howie Heggedal crosses home plale in the 10th inn- ing lo give the Lelhbndge Lakers a 4-3 win over the Calgary Gianls in Al- bcria Major Bosobnll League action al Henderson Park Tuesday evening as better than 800 shirtsleeve fans took in the game. Calgary catcher Joe McAuley is on his stomach afler trying to take throw from first base- man Stew Herron. Kerber Photo Crandall over (tl Mihvankec Lobinson not fully aware of rivalry By TIIU ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles Dodgers against San Francisco Gianls? To Frank Robinson, it's jusl an- other ball panic. But lie's got other incentives. we need and you really have to admire his competitive spirit, He's the kind of guy who'll find some way to beat you." Del Crandall will remember his major league managerial debut for a long time and Skip "T haven't been around here i Lockwood will never forget long enough io get any specific I Dave Bristol. feeling over the Dodgurs-Gianls the Los Anpclcs right fielder said Tuesday niyht afler Jeadinp the Docfgcrr (o a vic- tory over the Ginnls. panics haven't got the adrenalin flowing. "Rul this was a very impor- laiH p.Tmc." fiohiirsuii "It got inlo firsL" More properly, Robinson tiie Dodgers info first with liis bat and glove. In the (op of Ihc eighlh injiing he followed Willie Davis1 leadoff .single with a Lie- brcaking liome run. Then, in (he bolloin of the in- ning, wilh Ihe Gianls threaten- ing to slnmbliug all over themselves in the futile al- gunned down a San Francisco runner at Ihe plate to preserve the Dodgers' victory. SOME GAMKS POSTPONED In the rest of (he National League weather-wrecked schedule, New Vork Mcls hual Philadelphia Phillies 7-0 and Cincinnati Keels defeated IImis- ton Astros Ruin postponed the San Dicgo-at-Atlanto and PillsburplKit-Monlrenl games and coltl weal her knocked out St, Louis' contest against Cubs in Chicago. "ICs always nice to gel inlo firsl placo." manager Walter Alston said alter his Dodgers slipped pasl llnuslon to take a one-half panic lead mer (he As- Iros in (he League West "Hut like 1 idi the ihc l.os Angeles shipper added, "it's a lot easier Lo gul lo the majors HKIII il j.v In .'-lay Then, turning Kobm.son, he saiil: "Iln helps you in ways Ilial arrn'i shov.n in the .slalislics. He gives us Ihc power "I certainly should be able to remember a one-hitler for a long Crandall said Tues- day night after taking over as skipper of Milwaukee Brewers and watching Lockwood tame New York Yankees 3-1 with Rusty Torres' sixth-inning sin- gle liio Yankees' only hit. Lockwood, who hurled a six- hit shutout against Detroit Ti- gers last Thursday, said he felt badly when Bristol was fired as manager three days later. "You can't ever say a man- ager is your Lockwood said, "but when you lose some- one who's taught you a lot you feel the loss." Elsewhere in the American League, Boston Red Sox Wauls another Calder Cup winner acNeil plans to stay HALIFAX (CP) After coaching a Stanley Cup winner in 1971 and a Caldcr Cup winner in 1372, Al AIacNc.il has decided what he wants lo do for an en- core: Coach another Calder Cup winner. The 36-year-old Nova Scotia native, target of a number of coaching offers from clubs in the National Hockey League Race results CALGARY (CP) Race result from Victoria Park Tuesday- FIRST claiming, 3 year olds, S fur- lonqs. Erifcol Charm (Whillle) 1? BO d.30 3.1C- Never Silpnt (Wisemnn) 2.BO 2JO, Sprcdy Nile (McCauley) 3.10. Time: 3-5. Atlantic Ocean, Count Dirk, Conila, Buckslrercher, Preily Face also ran. SECOND claiming, 4 year olds and up, miles. LIMIe Bpck (Kipling) 4.30 3.60 3.00, Chanratif (Whillle) 4.60 4.00, Gay Slilch (Rycrofl) -i.OD. TimP: 1-5. Charlie 0, Old Army, Choclair, Ti grv, Chinook. Regicide also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: S49-2Q. THIRD claiming, 2 year olds, 5 fur- Joys Premium IWalson) 1 JO Sheba's Spirit (Halabi) 16.90 9.50, (Kioling) 3.60. Time. 1.03 1-5 H.ivi Norm's Misiake also QUINELLA: S79.30. FOURTH claiming. 4 year ,Tnri up, FIFTH claiming, 3 year olds, 7 lur- lorcis. Mr. Wolfe (Sladnyk) 7.60 3.BO 3.30, For Rex (Levine) 3.70 3.00, Anolher (Rairnussen) A.AQ Time: 1-56 7-5 Edics Prize, Blue Pinos, Rulla- hmorn, Wcsl Wind Hope also ran EXACTOR: J40.6Q................ SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds end up, l'r> miles. Bar Tree (Whillle) 11.90 5.10 4 M, earmengay (McCnuley) 3.90 2.70, Le Briaadicr (Haynes) 3 50, Kosiers Steel, Copel To Dash, Avons Talcni, Sioux Dispensation SEVENTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Fvlure Session (SlffdnytO 30.40 B.40 S .10, Johnny N Joe iMcCaulcy) J.20 Golden Compass (Whillle) 4.30. Time: 25. Ncrlnern Mission, S'.viit Flutter, Roc kin RuW, Game Song, Flight Count also ran. EIGHTH cldirni'Hj, 4 year olds and up, AH D'lack (Combs) 5.90 3.-10 2.50, Kflp5 Call (Hcdcje) 5.10 3.-10, Go Gc Glpn (D. Wiseman) -l.CO. Tiniu: 1-5 Tnuch O Crin, Flying Lightening, Heir Of Hope, Western Runner, You- Swcepintjdocl aisQ ran. QUINELLfl: and llic new World Hockey As- sociation, announced Tuesday that he plans to stay put for another year as coach and pen- oral manager of Nova Scotia Voyageurs of the American League. ''I mulled I lie whole thing over and T think this is a good situation." said the former NHL, clerenccman, who brought the Voyageurs (he league title in their first full season in Halifax after winning the Stanley Cup with Montreal Canadians tlio year before. "The Montreal organization lias been good to me, despite what many people he told a press conference in an oblique reference to his move to the Canadiens' farm club after criticism of his coaching by some veteran Canadian players Irounccd Baltimore Orioles 6-0, Texas Rangers nipped Oakland Athletics 3-2, Minnesota Twins edged Kansas City Royals 3-2 and California Angels whipped Chicago White Sox 6-0. Detroit and Cleveland were rained out. Only fans saw Crandall's managerial debut in 44-degree wealher wilh gusls up lo 26 miles an hour. It was warm in- side Ihe Brewers' clubhouse, Lhough. "I'm very, very pleased and happy aboul Crandall said. "It's jusl a beginning, bul it's a win and that's what's impor- tant." The Brewers tallied in Ihe second, third and eighth innings on run-scoring singles by EUie Rodriguez, George Scolt and Mike Ferraro. That was more than enough for Locfcwood, even though the 25-year-old right-han- der struggled wilh his conlrol, losing liis shutoul in Ihe sixth when Torres singled following two walks. Boston's Ray Culp throttled Baltimore on Ihree hits and Carllon Fisk and Tommy Har- per homered off Mike Cuellar as Ihc Red Sox ended the Ori- oles' four-game winning streak and dropped them inlo a firsl- place lie with Detroil in the AL East. You C a WHITE HORSE anywhere Dialled, Blended and Bolllod in Scoilnnd by White Horso Distillers Ltd., Scotland during the 1971 playoffs. He said liis success as a coach had been noted by the j i 11 Montreal organization "b o t h I JL 1'clCK ClllD professionally and financially.1' j OFFEHED OTHER .JOBS MacNeil, who played wilh Montreal, Chicago, Toronto. New York, and Pittsburgh of the NHL before be turned lo coaching, said he had been ap- proached by one "established" NIIL declined to name had also offered jobs wilh several NHL expansion teams and WIIA clubs. "The silualion in Nova Scolin looks good lo he said. We cxpccl lo be a strong contender next year lor the Cal- dcr our goal.'' The Voyageurs, who played a few games here in 11170-71, moved to Ihe Halifax Forum full-time last season and dcspilo disappointing fan s u p p o r t, whipped Springfield, Boston and Baltimore in llic playoffs lo be- come Ihe firsl Canadian team to win Ihc Caldcr Cup. U'idi his immediate future llcd. spcc'iilalinn continued that iMiicXcil would be a.sked In coach Ihe Canadian team Mint meets the Russians nc.vl fall. Asked flboul tliis, MflcNeil said: "I haven't been ap- proached by anyone, but if 1 were nskcd I'd certainly give it a lot of consideration and would probably go because 1 think il would be a tremendous encc." will host west finals The Lcthhridge Track and FieJrl Club ,-ind the Knighls of Columbus will co-sponsor llic western Canadian dccallilon and pentathlon championships the weekend of June 10 and 11. Competitors from Alberta, Saskatchewan, B.C. and Mani- toba are expected for the two- day The championships include senior and junior men's and women's events. The men will compete in 10 events while the gals will per- form in five. Included in the men's competition will be the 100, 400 and 500 metre races, long jump, shot put, liigh jump, 110-metre hurdles, discus, polo vauK, and javelin. The gnls will compete in the shot put, liifih jump, lone jump, 220-melrc race and 100-nietre hurdles. Action pels under wny on Saturday, .Time JO nt p.m. Entries will not bo accepted if not accompanied by the entry fee, for seniors and for juniors, or If they arc post- marked later than June 2. Ent- ries can lie sent lo George Gcmcr, 151h Street South. Clark Compton cooled L li o rally. He stabbed a line shot off the bat of Edwards that may have scored Urn winner. It looked like things might have been over in llic ninth as Negrello led off with a single but was picked off by Vejprava. Rob Roy, who was guilty of two errors in the second inning, then laced the ball off the left field wall on a play that would have scored Negrello. 'Yen, Timmy, I had a chance to redeem myself and you messed it joked Hoy in the Lakers' dressing room after the game. "Now they still hate me." Harold Ebel, Paul Gullivan and Joe McAuley each manag- ed two singles for the Giants. Maxwell and Taylor combin- ed to strike out 15 Giants over the ifl innings. Maxwell struck out the side in the first and sixth innings while Taylor did it in the ninth wilh just 10 pitches. Lakers head lor Edmonton this weekend for a pair o i games with the Edmonton Ti- gers. "We'll be short Taylor and Edwards for the said Vaselenak. Taylor is going to a wedding in San Francisco and Edwards may just make the Sunday game. In two other league games the Calgary Jimmies stayed hot on the heels of (he Lakers with their fourth win without a loss as they upended the wiuless Red Deer Elks 7-3 be- hind Jim Baird. In an all-Ed- monton encounter the Tigers scored a run in the bottom of the ninth for a G-5 win over the Blue Willow Angels. i EXTRA INNINGS Marty Maxwell was the very popular choice as the games outstand- ing player Tuesday evening Hob Roy played with cor- tisone shots in his right shoul- der but wouldn't let that stand an excuse for two bad throws Randy Maxwell pitched with a blood blister that kept opening on his pitch- ing hand Rod Taylor could smell victory in the ninth as he overpowered the Giants Clark Compton made a great catch in the eighth (o help ease the pain of letting Ncg- rello's hit get past him for an inside the park home run Lakers next home action will be against the same Giants Tuesday evening at eight o'- clock. UNESCORES LAKERS 4, GIANTS 1 Gianls .....030 000 000 J 7 3 Lahcrs ODO 020 4 n 5 Loveless, Vejprava Randell (10) (O-IJ and McAuley; Maxell, Taylor (8) (3-0) and Yorqasnn TIGERS t, BLUE WILLOWS s Blue 3tO 000 5 TO 3 Tigers .....3oo MI t a 3 Chrlsfenson, Henderson (6) (0-1) and Thompson; Marion. Cwasiuk (7) (1-1) nnd Reldford. FranchuK JIMMIES 7, ELKS 3 Elks ........IDO HO 36? Jimmies 310 012 7 11 l W. McKee A. McKee Van Ornum Poizo (B) and Van Ornum, WcCook Baird Findlay Lynn 19) and Johnslon. HAD TO HUSTLE Tim Negrello hod to huslle 10 make Ihis home run good, it was inside ihe park. Negrel- lo raced home afler ihe ball past right fielder Clark Complon in Tuesday's game. Negrello scored the firsl run fcr the Leihbridge Lakers as they edged Calgary Gianti d-3 in an extra inning. win same easiJv Silvcnvood Dairies pulled off; Tloger Douglas got the win a triple play in the firsL inning While Ivan Lukenda suffered and on to trounce Swifts 13-3 in Commercial Slow Pilch League action Tuesday night. Bog DumounL grabbed thelwiUi two home runs, one being mound verdict over Richard a grand slain. Lalwat. Rob Taylor and Ken Soderstrum paced Silverwoods with a home each. In anol her league contest, York Hold slammwl Advance Lumberjacks 28-14. the loss. Wayne Woiiz led York Hotel STANDINGS Vork Hotel Ducan Indu'.lripi l_elhbridgc Gla-jS WANTED! QUALIFIED AUTO BODY PAINTER With journeyman's pnper or (hire! year apprenticing, also auto body man with journey man's papers or third year apprenticing. Apply to Body Shop Foreman, all inquir- ies strictly eonfidenlial. Corner 16th Ave., M. M. 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