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OF J'EFFER ON r^P.Mza ADVOCATE, ,SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE 'IHIRSDA , ,|lINE 15. 1961 Charles Town's Twin Double Team ton {left) and Patty Ambrose (right) examine Double layout at the Charles Town Race Course which btLsiness" at the day track last Saturday. The Twin results from wagering on the 5th, 6th. 7th and 8th got off to a popular start with more than $12,000 being ,he first day. VIEWS BY MAX BROWN BURNS. Charles Town IIigh's stand-out quar- on the 1959 undefeated football eleven, is home University of Miami and enjoying his summer When we asked about his chances for next "I've never seen so many good halfbacks in one school." They're big and exceptionally if I am lucky, naybe l'll get to play some next we're really loaded," Larry weighs little over pounds and looks to be in great condition es Leetown TRLCOUNTY LEAGUE Standing Of Teams TEAM W L Pet. Bakerton 6 1 .857 VFW Martinsburg 5 2 .714 Sleepy Creek 4 3 .571 Berkeley Place 3 3 .500 Tomahawk 3 4 .428 Winchester Rebels 3 4 .428 Leetown 2 4 .333 Winchester 1 6 .143 JUNE 18 Leetown at Sleepy Creek Berkeley Place at W. Rebels Gerrardstown at Tomahawk Winchester at Bakerton a triple and single for tile Lee- town team, while Ilough, Eddie Meier, Charlie Kidwiler and Paul Swartz each had two hits for Bak erton which ran up a 6-1 lead in the first tsix frames. Custer Routs Winchester It was the right arm of Buddy Custer which played the major role in the VFW boys routing the Winchester Rebels 8-0. Custer fanned a total of 17 bats men and helped his own cause at the plate with a single and double The VFW moved into a 6-0 lead in the early stages of the battle and stayed in front the rest of Bakerton and the Martinsburg Veterans of Foreign Wars base- bailers continued their rugged race for the lead in the Tri-Coun- ty Baseball League Sunday as both chalked up victories. Although outhit by Leetown 15-12 the Bakerton batsmen push ed over four big runs in the fifth frame which proved to be enough to hold the Leetown team off long enough for victory. Several times Leetown had fine opportunities to pull the game out of the fire, but on each occas- ion the Bakerton defense rose to the occasion. Leetown tried desperately in the last three frames to turn de- feat into victory by pushin~ over a run in the seventh, two more in the eighth and one in the ninth. As a matter of fact the Leetown batsmen had the tying and win- ning runs on base when the game ended. Alvin Russell had a double and triple, Kirk Myers had a double FEDERAL STORAGE Coml)(r----- any baseball club which Iand single and KennyAnders had d el all champs, defeating the crack Baltimore club, (1 ! ,is 8 to 0 to cop the verdict last August in Johns- Joe Branzell generally is always very fortunate l Still ,,,t" many of the top college and high school players & ItAD TItE pleasure last Friday, while attending Summer Outing of the West Virginia Press ion at Blackwkater Falls. of talking with genial director of athletic publicity for West area and this year will be no exception. scouting for the Washington Senators as well as IV the Federal Storage team... JEFFERSON LEAGUE Standing Of Teams y. Eddie told us that the Eastern Pan- '.,Will be well represented during the coming year in and basketball at the Morgantown school. he tells us that big things are expected Town's Johnny Skinner, whose efforts were last year by a mid-season injury. The former Eddie told us, is a defensive standout and great expected of him by Coach Gene Cormn and his Fall. On the hardwoods (basketball court) ked a lot about big Gale Catlett, the former Hed- great Catlett, he says, is the envy of his While the taller boys jump to lift the ball et. Catlett jumps so high he has to shove the through the hoop. We asked Eddie if he certain loyal Mountaineer rooter named Francis Blackford in Charles Town and were advised that OUntaineer fans were as loyal as 'Cookie', his job a whole lot easier. --.o----- OUTFIELD of Gilbert Miller, Tom Pala- Zombro is considered by many close fol- local ball club as one of the best trio of ever play for the local Post All three men have good throwing mTnS and ZombPo are especially fast on the bases. ---o------- POVICH, widely-read sports columnist for gton Post, penned in his Sunday column: Town track which scoffed at Shenandoah and pick-six betting gimmicks, has now to the novelty of the twin double wagering. .0 tIOCKMAN, an outstanding athlete and president body at James Wood High School, was award- PAGE 2--B TURN TO PAGE 2--B WN ! 6th, 7th and 8th Races At RACE TEAM W L Dodgers Braves Indians Cubs Giants Yankees 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 3 GAMES COMING UP June 15--Yankees }s Cubs June 16---Giants vs Indians June 17~Indians vs Braves Rained out game June 19---Giants vs Yankees June 20---Indians vs Dodgers June 21---Cubs vs Braves The Dodgers, defending league champions and the Braves who have been in the league only a few years are battling for the top spot in Jefferson Little League play with the Dodgers having scored four consecutive vietorie~ and the Braves two. Neither have yet been defeated, The Dodgers maintained their league lead by scoring two more victories in action the past week defeating the Yankees June 7 by a close 3-2 score; and then com. ing back Monday evening to score a wide 9-3 victory over the Giants. In the Wednesday battle the Dodgers scored three runs in the second frame on five hits and held on for the victory. As a mat. ter of fact all of the game's scor ing oocurred in the second frame as the Yankees also scored twice in that frame on a single hit and four walks. Rouss was the losing pitcher for the Yankees. The Dodgers scored their three runs on five hits and a walk. Cor bin .was the winning pitcher for the Dodgers. , . ., In Monday evening s battle wire the Giants which drew the lar- gest crowd of the season, the Dod gers blasted Tomlin, the Giant pit cher for two runs in the first frame without even the benefit of a hit and then came on real strong in the second for six runs on two hits, three walks and two errors. With Merchant hurling fine ball it was not until the sixth frame that the Giants could break into the scoring column and then they pushed over three runs on four errors and one hit. Merchant and Corbin hurled for the Dodgers and turned in a fine exhibition, while Tomlin and Row the way. Custer gave the Rebels only three hits while he and his team mates were collecting 11 off the offerings of two Winchester nmundsmen. The Sleepy Creek batsmen had to stave off a late rally by the Winchester team in order to fin ish up with a 4-2 victory and stay in the thick of the pennant race. The game had been a 1-0 battle until the seventh frame when Sleepy Creek added two more runs and then tacked on a fourth run in the eighth for good meas- ure. The best pitching exhibition of the Sunday battles was turned in by Junior VanMetre who stopped the Tomahawk batsmen by a 7-0 score on a no hit game. VanMet- re fanned nine Tomahawk bats- men and allowed only six to reach base safely, tie retired the last nine Tomahawk hitters in order. It was Roy Emmons who led the Berkeley Place team to the victory with a pair of singles. land worked for the Giants. Tom- lin had two of the four hits which the Giants collected while Dorsey and Burcker each had two hits for the Dodgers. The Cubs scored their firs1 victory of the season Thursday evening when they defeated the Giants by a 6-4 score. Whittington and Wilt worked for the Cubs, with Whittington getting credit for the victory and wining'his own bail game with a home run with a man aboard in the fifth frame. Saturday afternoon the Braves and Giants tangled in a make up game and it was the Braves who came through with their second victory of the season.by a 7-6 score to keep pace with the Dod- gers. Stevens hurled the Braves to the victory, giving up only five hits while his teammates were get ting six off the 'offerings of An- derson and Roland. ATTENDANCE GOOD AT LITTLE LEAGUEGAMES The Little League is having good attendance at their games held every eveningMonday thru Friday at Legion Field. A num. ber of games have been rained out which will be played off at a double header on Saturday wheih will be annuunced through the paper and at regular games. A lot of hard work has,been put forth this year to improve Little League baseball. Our sponsors Community Oil Co., tI. S. Clap- per Insurance, Charles Town Grain & Feed, Peoples Supply, Lions Club and Ambrose Machine Shop as well as all officers and a number of fathers and nmthers have done a lot of work such as pulling weeds, cutting grass, sell- ing pop and many other things. If you want to spend a enjoy- able evening come on down any evening at 6:15 and see the little leaguers. Now "rhru Jvly 26 FOST TIME 2 P.M.E.D.T.m 9 Exciting Roces Daily Golly I~uble on 1st & 3rid Races ADMISSION: Air.Conditioned Club House $1.50 Grandstand - 50c Catered By H. M. Stevens 9 RACES DAILY t D4 cad in ;on The Indians. consistently one of the top contenders for the Jefferson Little League champion- ship, are once again expected to be one of the top team~ in the six-team loop having scored one victory as against one defeat prior to Tuesday evening's action. The team is managed by Ernie Rudolph and Gene Johnson. Members of the squad as shown above are, baek row, left to right: Ernie Rudolph, Johnny Kite, Bill Senseney, John S. Lackeky, Michael MeKee, "Butch" Gray, Joe Mauck. Jimmy Carper. Gene Johnson. Front row, left to rigltt:-~Steve Dorsey, Sammy Gilman. Dex- Manager Joe Branzell's young and always hustling Federal Star age sponsored baseball club from Washington will be the Sunday attraction at Legion Park in Charles Town. With a roster which includes many of the top college and high School baseball stars froni the Washington, Vir- ginia and *Maryland areas, coach and manage'r Branzell has brought some intdrd,sting teams to Legion Park in "Ih~, p~i.st several years and from'all e~irbi indications this season will be no exception, Last Monday evening the Federal Star age team opened their season with their strong right-hander Clay Bittinger tossing a no-hitter 4-0 win against the Rotary Club of the Clark Griffith Memorial League. On Tuesday Branzell'$ ~r Jackson, Rodney Boston. Dennis Kirk, Stuart Ocker. Frankie Manuel, and Dennis Coulter. club was scheduled to face the ..................... : .................................................................................................... strong Volkswagen team in an In The Charles Town" American Legion baseballers gave the Fed- eral Bureau of Investigation bats men from Washington. D. C. more trouble Sunday afternoon on the Legion Park Field than a fugitive from justice as they combi,ned a powerful batting attack, sensation al pitching and superb pitching to produce an 11-1 victory. The score of the game is most deceptive, however, as the game was one of the most exciting and best played of any the Legion and FBI have played despite the fact that the decision was the most decisive one the Legion has regis tered in the long series of battles. With the largest crowd of the season on hand, the Legion bats- men put their best foot forward and came up with their best brand of ball of the season. Several times during the game the FBI boys appeared on the ver- ge of a breakthrough in their up hill battle. But each time a 1,ea- ton fielder came through with sensational fielding plays to stop the attack cold. Charles Town started off fast and in the first frame rolled up five runs on four hits and a pass- ed ball. And the Legion boys were never headed. As a matter of fact by as early as the second frame the Legion just about had the game clinched. Score Five Times Dickie Knode, who took over at shortstop for the Legion for the first time this season, blasted a single with his first lime at bat. Then after Flick Bond was put on and Gilbert Miller had walked to load .the bases, Bootsey Leonard, singled, Bill Benton doubled and Dec Whitmore tripled Io give the l,cgion five runs. In the top of lhe second the FBI scored once on one hit and two walks. This was the first and only run the FBI could push a- cross lhe plate. The Legion added two more runs in the sixth when Knode walked and scored on Bond's long double. Bond later scored on Gil- bert Miller's long fly into deep centerfield. More than a half dozen Sensat. lanai plays were made on the field four of them by thte Legion and two by the FBI. Bill Benton's diving grab of a hard line-drive (k)wn the first base line with the bases loaded, was one of the best plays ever nTade "at the Legion Park. Gilbert Miller and Tom Pal amar. outfielder also raced far back on long fly balls to pull them doyen with over the shoulder cat- che& And the veteran Flick Bond Turn To Page 2--B dustrial League game. Playing in two leagues in the Nation's Capitol, the Federal Storage tossers will see action in some forty eight contests in fifty five days, Mr. Branzell said this week. Of local interest and especiallF for the fans of Martinsburg i~ that 'Brucie' Rentch, son of a for mer Martinsburg fligh School graduate and athlirte, Bruce Ren- tch who is now living in Anna*n. dale, Va. is a member of the Fed eral Storage team and may be in the lineup here Sunday. Young Rentch is an outstanding baseball prospect .according to Manager Branzell and pitched this past season for the University of Vir- ginia freshman baseball team. Always known for their a|t around hustle and good brand d~ baseball, Branzell's teams nevet' fail to put on an exciting co~r. test for the fans. Game time 2:30 p. m. with right hander 13t~!~ Forrest expected to get t1~ mound assignment for Charles Town. Y0ull get the best buy 0nthe best selling brand at your Ch0vy dealer's Truck Roundup v .::"" \ Chevy Pleetsid Pickup w- Now it's easier than ever to own America's easiest riding truck. And, thanks to their own special brand of Independent Front Suspension, Chevrolet trucks will keep on saving for you everll mile you haul. If you've been needing a new truck, but waiting a spell till the best buy came your way.., wait no longer. It's truck roundup time and the best buys are here as only the best seller can offer them. Just head for your Chevrolet dealer's full corral of bargains and take your pick. Put your truck dollars I where the truck value is. With Independent Front Suspension ~moothing the way, you'll find a Chevy truck is worth loads more to you. Drivers get tess tired. Cargoes ride easier. And. best of all, your truck keeps going for extra thousands of miles. A good deal? You bet! Even more so now--during truck roundup time. I I|1 _ \ CHEVROLET See your local authorized Chevrolet dealer I West Washington Street Charles Town, W. Va. Phone 42 " II I . L _ II