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Page Twelve

THE SUMMER DAILY

Frid A jt 24 ,1973

THE SUMMERDAILY y* . ugus. -

Taiwanese near
Little League title
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa--A no-hitter and a one-hitter Thurs-
day sent Tainan City, Taiwan, and Tucson, Ariz., into the
finals of the Little League World Series.
Taiwan, winner of the world title the past two years,
broke four series batting marks while demolishing Tampa,
Fla., 27-0, as righthander Kuo Wen-li pitched the team's
second no-hitter of the series.
IN THE NIGHTCAP, Tucson southpaw Ed Vosberg
blanked Birmingham, Mich., 12-0, yielding only a single
in the final inning.
Taiwan and Tucson meet Saturday afternoon in the finals
here.
Birmingham's second baseman, Scott Currie, spoiled
Vosberg's no-hit bid in the last inning with a one-out long
drive to left field. Vosberg had a perfect game until yield-
ing a walk in the fourth inning. He struck out 11 and
walked three.
CENTERFIELDER Tony Bravo and first baseman Mike
Fimbers led the Tucson 13-hit attack with three hits apiece.
Shortstop Mike Martinez had a double and a home run.
Kuo Wen-li pitched a six inning no-hitter, striking out 14
including the last 8 batters he faced. The only Tampa
batter to reach base was second baseman Marlon Jones,
who walked in the first inning and took second on a balk.
TAIWAN HAD FIVE home runs, breaking the old record
of four in one game. The record for runs in one game (22)
and runs in a series (34) were also eclipsed.
The fourth record was shattered when Cheng Pai-sheng,
who started at first base and moved to second, went five
for six with two home runs, three singles and six runs
batted in. His performance beat the mark of four hits in
one game originally set in the first year of international
play in the World Series in 1947.
TAIWAN POSTED a perfect game in the opening round,
routing Bitburg Germany Air Force Base 18-0.
Other home runs in Thursday's game came from Kuo,
second baseman Wang Ching-chung, and shortstop Huang
Ching-hui, who pitched the perfect first round game.

AP Photo
CATCHER JIM FLOOD g r i m a c e s in anticipation as Jorge Monsivasis of Monterrey, Mexico bears
down on home plate in a consolation game at the Little League World Series. Monterrey prevailed over
Flood's Colonie, New York team by a 6-2 mark.

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Sports of The Daily

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U.S. gains basketball

Back in town
Maize and Blue football players assembled en masse
on _the steps of West Quad last night as they reported for
duty. The Wolverines, defending co-champions of the Big
Ten, will begin workouts Saturday as they prepare for an-
other "Run for the Roses."
Tennis notes
Tennis, being the in sport for those in the know, sportswise,
has blossomed out all over. A quick run-down for those who
want to be- tothe know . . . Illie Nastase, the tourney's defend-
ing champion and the second ranked world player, was de-
feated by New Zealand's Onny Parun, 6-4, 1-6, and 6-2 in the
upset filled Eastern Open. Nastase's loss left seventh-seeded
Vijay Armitraj in the favored role . . . Sixteen year-old Ferdi
Taygan upset Michigan's sixth-ranked Freddie De Jesus 6-1,
6-4 in action yesterday of , the United States Men's Amateur
Tennis Championships . :. The smiling Everts, Chris and Jeanne,
lead the youngest ever United States team into today's starting
rounds of Wrightman Cup play between UnitedStates and Great
Britain.
Stroking on
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-Olympic veteran Shirley Babashoff of
the Huntington Beach, Calif. Aquatic Club set a meet record
yesterday in the women's 200-meter freestyle during com-
petition in the National Amateur Athletic Union Long Course
Swimming and Diving Championships.
She was clocked in 2:04.635, breaking the previous record
of 2:07.044 set earlier yesterday by Keena Rothhammer of
the Santa Clara Swim Club.
Babashoff won the gold medal in the 400-meter medley
relay, a silver medal in the 100 and 200-meter freestyle and
wps fourth in the 400-meter freestyle at Munich last year.
Taking candy from. .
TORONTO-Apparently stung by the publicity gains the WHA
made with the signing of Gordie Howe's two hockey playing
progeny, the NHL has struck back, appointing a six-man com-
mittee to formulate plans to sign amateur players 18 and 19
years of age. Craddle-robbing of this sort was prohibited by a
contract the NHL signed with the Canadian Amateur Hockey
Association. Needless to say, the contract has run out and the
.NHL is going to escalate the already hot bidding war.
Pot-pourri
Lance Rentzel moved closer to g showdown with the
NHL yesterday after a judge rejected his plea for reinstate-
ment ... The WHA New York Golden Blades held the first
hockey open try-outs yesterday; many clods attended . .
And despite the defection of Ben Crenshaw to the pro ranks,
the United States is still favored to win golf's Walker Cup.
... Sheila Young of Detroit, the world's fastest skater, cap-
tured the sprint title of the World Cycling Championship.

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finals with Soviets

M O S C O W (IP) - America's
swimmers scored a sweep of the
five events and the fight-shaken
men's basketball team pushed in-
to the gold medal final yester-
day in Unicle Sam's finest day
at the World University Games.
Ed Badger's plucky teenagers,
still unnerved by Wednesday's
mass Cuban attack, had a dif-
ficult time squeezing past Brazil
66-60 to set up tonight's basket-
ball showdown with the experi-
enced defending champion Soviet
Union.
The Russians crushed Canada
91-74 with a big, tough team
made up largely of players who
ended America's 36-year basket-
ball domination in the Munich
Olympics last year.
"I HAVE BEEN Waiting for
one full year to get at the Rus--
sians and now it is here," said
towering Tom Iturleson of North

Summer Daily
Sports

Carolina State, the only mem-
ber of the American team who
played at Munich.
'I am sure we are going to
win this time. We have a much
better team," the 7-foot-4 giant
said.
The long-legedd Yanks-young,
lightning quick and confident-
played their worst game against
a mediocre Brazilian club. They
were " tense and error . prone.
Coach Badger blamed it all on

Major League Standings .
AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
East East P G
W L Pt. GBWL Pct. GB
BaItimore 71 52 577 ISt. Louis 64 62 .500 -
Boston 68 57 .544 4 Pittsburgh 61 62 A96 1
Detroit 68s 5s 540 4Y/ Chicato I 61 6 .484 3
New York 68 611.57 4 Montreal . 5 66 .472 412
Milwaukee 60 63 .48 11 Philadelphia 66 67 .470 6
cleveland 52 75 .409 21 New York 57 68 .454 6Y2
west west
Oakland 74 52 .187 - Los Angeles 75 49 .011 -
Kaksasity 74 55.57 -Cincinnati 76 53 .589 3
Mannaes Cty 7 5 .502 San Francisco 70 55 .560 7.
Chicago 59 67 .46815 Atlanta 616 65 .3 5
California 57 65 .467 15 san Diego 46 80 .360 31 y
Texas 43 51 ',347 30 Yesterday's esults .
Yesterday's Results Chicago 4, Cincinnati s3. 50 nings
Milwaukee at California (night) San Diego 2, Philadelphia 6
Other clubs not scheduled Los Angeles 5, New York 4
nottom. to kum Other elubs not schseduled
Today'sProbable Pitchers Today's Probable Pitchers
Kansas city (Fitzmorris 5-1) at Los Angeles (John 11-7) at Phila-
Baltimnore (McNally 12-13), night delphia (Twitchell 12-5), night
Texas (Siebert 6-11) at Cleveland San Diego (Greif 7-13) at Montreal
(Timmerman 6-4), night tMoore 7-12), night
Detroit (Lolich 12-11) at- Chicago San Francisco (Mariehal 10-9) at
(wood 20-18), night New York (Koossan 9-14), night
Milwaukee (Bell 9-8) at Minnesota St. Louis (Foster 10-6) at Cincin-
(Ooltzg4-2), night tati (ailngham 16-8), night
New York (Medich 10-6) at Oak- Pittsburgh(aBriles 12-11) at Atlan-
land (Hunter 15-3), night ta (P. Niekro 13-6), night
Boston (Lee 13-8) at California Chicago (Hooton 10-11) at Houston
Lange 1-0), night Reuss 13-9), night

the harrowing experience of be-
ing set upon by the entire first-
swinging, chair-wielding Cuban
team the night before.
"We had the game with the
Cubans hanging on us," Badger,
coach of William Wright College
in Chicago, said. "Most of the
boys hadn't slept.well. They were
nervous, not up to par."
SOVIET FANS will get to see
a United States-Russia double-
header in basketball. The Amer-
ican women's team, after losing
to the Russians in the opening
game, bounced back to win five
in a row and get aonther shot at
the tall, strong Soviet women
who dominate the female game.
FOR THE FIRST time the
United States outscored the Rus-
sians in medals, winning five
golds, two silver and two bronze
in swimming. The Russians won
the water polo competition and
collected four silver and three
bronze.
With only one day of competi-
tion remaining, the host Russians
boasted a tremendous lead in
medal count with 55 gold, 30
silver and 28 bronze. The United
States was next with 13 gold,
nine silver and 14 bronze-large-
ly due to swimming.successes.
The present American team is
rated by many as better than
the Olympic squad. Although
very young, averaging only 19
years and with several college
sophomores playing, the team
is unbeaten in 22 games.

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