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! | Little gue Aft-Stars Will in Semi-Finals of Distri Tourney" Elkins Be Coming back to 'Charles Town Sunday in an effort to even mat- tars with the Charles Town Leg- ion for giving them one of their five losses to date this season, will be the finest in the Baltimore area, (outside of the American League Orioles) the crack Leon- e's baseball team. This outstanding young Balti- more diamond organization of top college and high school stars will bring to Charles Town's Legion Park on Sunday, one truly remark l able record, that of forty eight victories against only five losses and as we have already pointed out, one of the five losses was a 13 to 9 setback at the hands of the Potomac Little League All-Stars, having displayed both pitching and hitting power in get- Legion here Sunday July 2. This contest was packed with the first two hurdles in their march to the District 5 Little League championship, will facg plenty of good baseball and saw probably be their toughest a~ignment Friday evening in Fairmont when they tangle with Little League champions in the semi--finals of district tournament play. The Potomac the hard hitting Legion team led by the sensational pitching of Bobby Nichols of the Bakerton team and Donald Jones of come out in front in the final inn team, advanced to the Fairmont action by first defeating the Martinsburg AH-Stars evening in Martinsburg by a one-sided 10-0 score; then coming back Friday after- beat the Berkeley Springs batsmen, champions of Morgan county, by an 8-1 scor~, also on diamond. Nichols pitched a one-hitter at the Maxtinsburg team, while Jones limited Springs boys to only four hits. At the same time the Potomac boys blasted out a total against Martinsburg, including two home runs. and ten hits against Berkeley Springs. The boys, managed by Buttons Ranalli, are expected to depart for Fairmont early Friday morn- game time set for 6:00 p. m. Members of the team as shown above are, front row, left :---Danny Dillow, of the Millville team; Norman Mumaw, of Harpers Ferry; Rickey Grist both of the Sharpsburg Bluebirds; Tommy Hoffmaster, Bobby Nichols and Doug of the Bakerton Senators. Back row, left to rlght:--George Nichols, of Bakerton; Ricky ;Donald Price, Leetown; Bruce Davidson, Harpers Ferry; Ronald Kidrick, Donald Jones, Leetown; Bruce Church, Shepherdstown; and Danny Lancaster, Har- Denny Swope of Shepherdstown, is the bat~oy._ (Photo by Church) OF JEFFERSON F^RMERS ADVOCATE SECTION B--SPORTS PAGE i "IHURSDAY, JULY 27, 1961 1 JEFFERSON LEAGUE Pet. Dodgers 112 Braves . 9 5 Cubs 8 6 Giants 6 7 Yankees 3 10 Indians 3 11 Games Coming Up July 27-Yankees vs Cubs ] T Standing of Teams EAM W L July 28-Giants vs Indians rags to take the decision. Managed and directed by the veteran Walter Youse, area scout for the Baltimore Orioles, Leone's is a busy aggregation of baseball tossers. They will play this season around 80 to 85 ball games. They play every day and are always in tip top condition for every con test. Youse said today that his team was anxious to get even with the Legion for administering one of their five defeats this season and would not hesitate to pull out !all stops here. Bill Spencer of the University of Virginia, winner of ten straight games, will start on the mound for Leone's. This young righthand 'er had a great record in college and should prove plenty rough for Manager Woody Waiter's crew" here Sunday. One of the largest crowds of the year is expected to fill Legion Park Sunday, with a great number of Oriole supporters from Balti- more coming here to witness the contest. Dick Forrest, fire balling right hander who suffered an ankle in- jury last Sunday, will get the start ing nod from Manager Walters if he is ready and if not, it could be that big Jack Melzer, just out of the Army and the property of the ! Milwaukee Braves of the National League, will work the game for Charles Town. Game time at 2:30 July 29-Dodgers vs Braves July 31,Dodgers vs Giants With the exception of two make p.m. up games to be played Saturdayi : ' " and Monday evenings, action in Shenandoah Bound the Jefferson Little League will wind up Friday evening. But as far as the championship is con- For 0pe~Hg Night cerned the action could have stop. ped last Wednesday because that is when the Dodgers clinched the league championship for the i eighth time in ten years. [ Burcker and Merchant teamed[ up to hurl the Dodgers to the de- cisive victory by a 9-3 score over the Yankees. Led by the hitting of Nichols, Corbin and Hammond, the Dod- gers scored seven runs in the last two frami~s to overcome a 3-2 lead the Yankees held. Then after clinching the pen. nant the Dodgers came back Sat* urday to take a 12-8 defeat at the hands of the Cubs. It was only their second defeat of the season. In this game the Cubs scored 10 runs in the fifth frame to over come a 8-2 lead which the Dodgers had built up. In that fifth frame the Cubs bat VIEWS BY MAX BROWN Burns Told By Miami to 'Be Ready to Run First Day in Camp .LETTER this week from head football coach A. ,' Gustafson, oI the University oi Miama Hurra- Larry Burns the former Charles Town High foot- ball star, Gustafson told Lar- ry among other things, I shall expect you to run two miles the first day you re- port to camp without breath- ing hard." I "am sure by now you have started to get in shape. We will have the best football team in Miama history if you are determined to play your best ball this year. Condition is the most Pretty Jane Patton, queen of Washington's 1961 Summer Jubil- ee, will add one more stop to her whirwind schedule on Thursday night (July 27), presiding at the opening of the fall race meeting at Shenandoah Downs. Miss Pat- ton who recently visited 25 cities in 1~5 days drumming up tourist trade for this area, will present a trophy to the winning owner in the opening night feature. Post time is 7:15. The Braves kept a head of the Cubs in the battle for second place by defeating the Yankees by a 9-8 score Friday evening after having beaten the Indians 13-5 Tuesday evening. In the game with the Indians the.Braves jumped in front and; Stayed there throughout. McKee started the game for the Indians and was relieved in the second frame by Kite. G~eg Stevens started on the mound for the Braves and gave important thing in any sports. Good physical condi- tion can overcome qnany faults but ability cannot cannot overcome poor con- dition, the veteran grid 'added. Your attitude must be the same as all this year is going to be a winning year. Burns, for training camp sometime during the latter August, we understand... [~, -------o--------4 ted. almost around the circuit G CONSIDERABLY more entertaining, institut- twice, with a home run by Wilt JANE PATTON Twin (Grand Slam) Double, giving away a race being the big blow. Corbin hit a round tripper for the Dodgers in ~l~d a stepped-up publication relations program with the third frame to put the Dod. in the driver's seat, Charles Town's Race Course gers in front. ][out it's 57-day summer meeting here Wednesday Corbin started the game for the . ]Lag a $250,281 per day mutuel handle which adds up Dodgers and was relieved by Mer 7 increase over the same time last summer, chant who was on the mound dur '! i , ' ing the fatal fifth frame and was ::~.N the loser. ING INTO ,THE stiffest kind of baseball oppo- plate with three hits, while Wilt, : sition here again Sunday will be the Charles Town White led trie Dodgers at the Lenoe S of Baltimore with a record to date ofWhittington and Kitchen each had ~RNTO PAGE 2---B TURN TO PAGE 2--B I three hits for the Cubs. SHENANDOAH RACING FUN IN '61 ... GO SHENANDOAH! TWO REASONS WHY. (1) NIGHT THOROUGHBRED At (2) THE BIG __ BONANZA. THE 5HENAN- SUMMER MEET OPENS THURSDAY NINE RACES NIGHTLY THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30th." Post Time 7:15 Ni , "qRr."q 'JL. way to W. Hill in the fourth. On Friday the Braves took a 6-3 lead in the second frame and only in the final frame did they exper- lance any trouble from the Yan- kees. In that frame the Yankees scored six times and had the tying run on base before the "Braves could stop the rally. Stevens worked the first four frames for the Braves and then gave way to Hill. D. Noland and Lanham worked for the Yankees. Tuesday evening Wasson led the Cubs to a 15-10 victory over the Indians, clouting two home runs and driving in three runs for his team. Whittington worked on the mound for the' Cubs and liimted :he Indians to six hits. 57- Night Shenandoah Downs, one of the few tracks in the country to conduct thoroughbrted horse racing at night, will be all aglow again tonight for the beginning of a 57-night racing meet which will run through September 30. This will be the third such Summer and Fall racing .cession for Shenandoah Downs and it promises to be even more exciting and attractive than the past two. With the racing strip in the finest shape, additional parking space, and witll many other facilitie~s of America's most modern and best lighted[ night track, having been put in readiness for the grand opening, the thousands who are expected for the opening will find everything for a full evening of entertainment, available. The track, shown above, was formally opened May 1. 1959. and since then night racing has become increasingly popular throughout the eastern part of the country. Stafford Ball Club Their:Win Over t Gives Legion Third 5 Le Loss Of Year 5 3 TRI-COUNTY LEAGUE seven hits in losing. STANDING OF TEAMS Two walks, a double by Gerald TEAM W L Pet. Bakerton 122 .857 VFW 9 4 .692 Winc. Rebels 9 5 .642 Sleepy Creek 7 6 .538 Berkeley Place 6 7 .461 Tomahawk 4 10 .286 Leetown 4 10 .286 Winchester 3 10 .231 Sunday's Results Bakerton 2 Berkeley Place 0 VFW 9 Sleepy Creek 2 Leetown 6 Winc. Rebels 4 Winchester 7 Tomahawk 5 JULY 30 Leetown at Bakerton Gerrardstown at W. Rebels Berkeley Place at Tomahawk Winchester at Sleepy Creek With play in the 1961 Tri-Coun ty league now moving into the home stretch, the Bakerton Sena- tors, defending league champions, utilized an assist by the Leetown Pirates to increase their lead to two and one-half games by beating the Berkeley Place Yanks Sunday by a 2-0 score on the Bakerton diamond. The 6-4 victory which the Lee- town batsmen scored over the Winchester (Va.) Rebels also made it possible for the Martins- burg VFW team to move back into second place by a margin of a half game as the Martinsburg boys were walloping the Sleepy Creek nine by a 9-2 score. In the other league game, the Winchester team, which has shown real improvement in the past few weeks under a new mana ger, handed the Tomahawk team it's sixth consecutive defeat by a 7-5 score. Wayne Jamison pitched one of the best games of the season in Tri-County play in beating the Berkeley Place Yanks as he stop ped them with only one hit, a sin- gle in the second frame by Jack Ellis. Jamison also fanned eight in besting Jimmy Feltner in a pit- cher's duel. Feltner yielded only Jamison and a wild pitch with the bases loaded give Bakerton its initial run in the sixth. Jimmy Grimm doubled and rode home on Barney Mill's single in the seven- th for the other Bakertou tally. Chalky Hopkins had a big day at the plate, getting two singles, two doubles and a pair of walks as the VFW downed Sleepy Creek Buddy Custer, hurling shut out ball the last six frames gave up but nine hits and struck out eight for 1he Vets. Joe Yurish, Wayne Crawford and Custer each had two hits for the'Vets. A leadoff homer by Kenny An- ders set the stage for Leetown's upset of the Winchester Rebels who had won their last six out- ings. Colan Dunbar's triple wilh two out in the eighth was another key blow for Leetown. Bobby Day is had three singles and Dick Welsh chipped in with a pair of hits as did Dunbar. Bill Fcrguson worked the first six frames for Leetown, limiting the Rebels to seven hits and a lone run. Jack Burch finished up surviving a last inning rally by the Rebels. Tomahawk started off like it was going to run Winchester off the field, scoring four times in the opening frame but the Vir. ginians battled back to knot the tilt in the third and added a pair of singletons late in the contest to gain the verdict. Ronnie Pyles struck out 13 and held Tomahawk to ten hits includ ing a double and triple by Charlie Armentrout and two baggers by Butch Ruppenthal and Bob Lamp, Ruppenthal had three hits for the afternoon. Although touched for 13 hits, Robert Stearns and Johnn Catlett who hurled the last five inning pitched well enough to win but were hurt by a poor Tomahawk defense. GO TO CHURCH SUNDAY Scm'ing four un-earned runs in the fifth inning, the Stafford Braves baseball club from Fal- mouth, Va. gave the Charles Town Legion their third loss of the sea son at Legion Park on Sunday. The Legion scored a single run in the firm inning and added an- other in the third when Tubby Siotler slammed out a mammoth home run which rolled to the left eenterfield flag pole some 450 feet from home plate. Manager Woody Waiter's forces suffered a dama- ging blow early in the game when in covering first base and taking a throw from Bill Benton, pitcher Dick Forrst turned his ankle and was t0rced to retire from lhe ball game. Forrest had retired the side in order in the first two frames and had given up a h)ne single. He was replaced by the veteran Gilbert Miller who worked the next two innings before giving away to first baseman, Bill Ben- ton. A couple of damaging errors by the u.,ualty reliable Legion infield put Miller in hot water and this coupled with his wildness and two wild pitches, gave the Virginians four unearned runs and enou,,,h to give them the ver dict. The Legio~l came back strong both in the eighth and ninth inn- ing and filled the bases in the eighth only to have their allack bloW up when Slotler hit a fly ball to the second baseman and Gil- bert Miller ended what looked like a profitable rally t)y ground- ing into a double play. Bootsy Leonard had a triple with Gilbert Miller chipping in with a double to aid the Legion cause. The vi,4i- tors were only able to collect six hits for the afternoon with two each going to Bill Timberlake and Charlie McGee. Tubby Stotler led the Legion hitters with a home run, double and single. Greg Mor ris worked the first s~ven innings for Stafford with Frank Griffith the University of Richmond star southpaw going the two final frames. The Legion had ten men stranded on the base paths during the hot afternoon of ~baseball which was witnessed by some 225 paid fans. I The boxscore: STAFFORD AB R I~ B. Timberlake, 2b ....... 5 l 2 M. Timberlake, ss ....... 4 ~ ~ llafer, cf ............... 3 McGee, lb .............. 4 0 2 (henmn.~, It ........... 4 0 O, Patton, e ............... L. Patton, If ............. 2 Way. 3b ................ 3 1 Morris, lX lt" ............ 3 0 O Sullivan ................ 1 0 0 Totals ............... 34 5 ~. LEGION AB. R. Knode, 2b .............. 5 0 2 Bond, 3l) ............... 5 0 1 Stotlel, ss ........... ,... 42 3 Miller, If ............... 4 0 ], Turn To Page 2--B ,, u A Honey Bunch PATSY JANE WH~KERSON Patsy Jane Wilkerson, who pre- sides over the "Honey in the Rock" Civil War production at Beckley, W. Va. will officiate at Shenandoah Downs in Charles Town Saturday (July 29), present ing a trophy in the feature race. The lovely honey blonde and her escort will be On hand for the $2500 Honey in the Rock handicap to be run at six furlongs. PLENTY oF FREE PARKING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS. PHONE 911 ---AIR CONDITIONED--- CHARLES TOWN, W. Vh.