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Hitters Have Day
CUji 21 Filk'i I '
Dodgers 11 Cardinals
Jr. Old Timers 7 Hand Ford 7
Co be played off this aftern
oon) While Glass was drubbine Falk's
21-8 and the Dodgers measured
the Cardinals 11-9 Hie Jr. Old
Timers and Hand Ford battled to a
1-1 deadlock in Wednesday's little
Two grand slum home runs en
livened the action in little league
Dan Young parked a ba'l with the
bases loaded for the Jr. Old Timers
and Cardinal Walt Elhart also pro
duced a four run homer.
Th first inning in the Glass-Jr.
Old Timer tilt was scoreless but in
the second the Old Timers pushed
five runs across with the help of
Roberts, Bob Rutherford. Todd
Cornell and Steve Malonc all
walked to force one run across
and set the stage for Young's four
In the Old Timer Uiird the first
three men walked before Glass
pitcher John Piper retired the
side on strike outs.
Hand Ford came back in the
bottom of the third inning to go
ahead 6-5. Evan Schwebke tripled
to lead off for the Fordmen and
scored on Richard's Burby's single.
Dave Shrum singled. Piper walked
and a run scored whn Berry was
safe on an error by the first base
man. Lilly was safe on an error
and David Beickel and Tsiatsos
singled to put Hand out In front.
The Jr. Old Timers got two runs
in the fourth to regain the lead.
Malone singled after Dave McClay
had walked and Young loaded the
bases when he was hit by the
pitcher. Steve Frederick walked
to force in the tieing run and when
By United Press International
Lou Skizas of Seattle batted
four runs Wednesday night to
pace the last place Seattle Rain
iers to a 6 to 1 Pacific Coast
League win over the Portland
Beavers hero. The loss put Port
land back in fourth place.
Skizas belted a two-run home
run in the top of the seventh off
Portland starting pitcher Tom
Gorman to erase a 1-0 Portland
lead and then topped off a four
run Seattle outburst in the eighth
with a two-run single.
Rainier catcher Hal Bevan
drove in the other two Seattle
runs with a two run single in the
eighth frame. Portland committed
three eighth inning errors to aid
the Seattle cause.
Seattle pitcher Mark Freeman
limited Portland to five hits as he
won his sixth game of the year
against five losses. Loser was
Tom Gorman, who dropped his
second game of the season as
against two wins.
The Beavers got their only run
of the game off Freeman in the
fourth inning when Charlie Secrest
singled, stole second and scored
on Jim Westlake's single.
The Pacific Coast League is ob
viously headed toward a magnifi
cent eight-way tie the first in
The first division clubs are drop
ping toward the center and the
second division clubs are on the
rise. Only seven games separate
the first-place Sacramento Solons
and the eighth-place Seattle Rain
iers. Sacramento, which has led the
league since April is playing .538
baseball and if they keep up the
present rate they will hit .500 in
a few weeks. Seattle, Phoenix,
Spokane and San Diego, the sec-
ond division clubs, all appear ca
pable of moving up to the .500
Kearns was hit by the pitcher an
other run scored.
Hand tied it all up again in the
fourth be.'orc the game was called.
After th" first two men had struck
out Shrum singled and stole sec
ond and Piper singled to score
Shrum with the run that tied the
Glass scored in every inning but
the third to dump Falk's 21 8,
falk's opened the scoring with a
three run blast in the first but
the Druggers countered with
runs of their own and the game
was never in doubt.
Glass got four more runs in th
second, seven in the fourth and
four runs in the fifth. Meanwhile
Falk's was picking up three runs
in the fourth and a pair in the fifth.
The power in the Falk lin-up
boosted their batting averages in
the one-sided contest. John McClay
went 5-5 for the night including a
double. Gavin Lewis was 4 5 and
also picked up a double. Mike
Chandler went hitless in only one
of four trips and poked out a home
run for Glass. Ron Fuller was two
for five including a home run.
The Dodgers tightened their hold
on first place in the Elk's league
by downing the Cardinals 11-9.
In the Card first, Mike Wilber
walked and Bob Kretschmer was
safe on a fielders choice. Frank
Miller and Bill Hermann both
walked to force a single run across.
Kretschmer scored when Walt El
hart grounded out to the shortstop
and Miller scored on Jimmy Cash's
ground ball to third.
The Dodgers picked up a single
run in the first on a walk to Dave
Smith and Dale Fcik's single.
The Dodgers continued to peck
away at the opposition. They
scored four runs in the second to
go ahead 5-3 on two walks, a field
er choice and a pair of errors.
In the third Tom Thomas was
safe on an error and Hought walk
ed before Dalton was hit by the
pitcher to load the bases. Fcr
gerson singled for two runs and
Myers' singled score another.
The Dodgers got a pair of runs
iu the fourth and a single one n
the fifth on a walk to Fallows and
back to back singles by Myers
Walt Elhart slammed out his
four run blast in the Cardinal filth
after J. Kretschmer and B.
Kretschmer had walked, Miller
was' safe and Hermann was hit
by the pitcher for one run.
The Cards picked up two more
runs in the sixth, D. Clark. Randy
Dolven and Kretschmer walked to
load the bas?s. A fielder's choice
scored Clark and Dolven scored
when Hermann was hit by the
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OF COURSE HE'S SAFE
Jim Hought of the Dodgers slides into Walt Elhart, Cardinal catcher, in last night's
little league action. The Dodgers downed the Cards 11-9. The ball goes bouncing on
its merry way in back of Elhart as the dust begins to fly. (Observer Photo)
Eighteen members of the La
Grande Swim Club will participate
in the Washington State Open
AAU Swimming and Diving
Championshrps starting tomorrow
and ending Saturday at Pasco.
The La Grande entries, made I
up of 16 boys and girls of the
1314 and 15-16 divisions and a
boy and gl'l in the 1142 div-
sion, will compete in 59 individual
and relay swimming events, and
This year's group is the larg
est ever to make the trip and
reflects the growth of the squad
in numbers and ability, ' the
coaching staff said.
Squad members making the
trip in oars driven by Mrs. Don
Smith, Mrs. Lew Fedor, Larry
Seachris and George Challis arc:
13-14 division Judy Bever,
Susan Fisk, Judy Kain, Lynn
C'hallis, Magaret Gregory, Judy
Thomas, Steve Fedor, Tim Dod
son, Mike Jones, Art Samson and
15-16 division Jennifer Smith,
Bonnie Scott, Jim Haydock,. Jim
Phillips and Mike t'hallis. -.
11-12 division Leslie Kline
and Stewart Lundgren, both of
whom will swim legs in 13-14 di
vision relays, permissible under
FINANCES CRAMP CHILE
SANTIAGO, Chile (L'PIi-Laek
of funds will limit Chilean partici
pation in the Pan American
Games in Chicago next month to
equestrian competition. The Chile
an Olympic Committee said sev
eral queries sent to the organizing
committee in Chicago about what
financial aid could be expected
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All-Star Game Monday
SAN DIKGO (CPU Manager
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nounced his selection of eiht
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will play the north in the Pacific
Coast Leasiuc All-Star Game here
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Bevos Sign Outfielder
PORTLAND (UPIl The Port
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Gordon Bloomfield, 27 year old
outfielder recently released from
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