The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, May 13, 1957, Page Page 3, Image 3
3 Monday, May 13, 1957 Big Innings Help: Nebraska Wins Two From MM Two big innings were the dif ference Friday and Saturday as the Nebraska baseball team moved closer to first place in the Eig Sev en Stndings by taking two of three games from Missouri. Frid y the Huskers exploded for sever runs in the seventh inning to win 8-6, and Saturday in the opener of double-header they picked up six tallies in the second to win a 7-2 decision. Misaou had to come from behind to salvage the final game 5-2 with a three run upsurge in the fifith. Pitcher Charles Ziegenbein and were the heroes of the first game of the series. Ziegenbein went three for three at bat' and drove in 3 big runs while Kubacki had three for four. Missouri opened scoring with three runs in the fourth frame .and Nebraska came back with one $m the fifth on a triple by little "Kuba" and Ziegenbein doubled him home. Everything was calm and Bob Cooper had the Huskers eating out of his hand until the seventh. Nothing went wrong in this frame with Jim Kane, Kubacki and Zieg enbein getting the big blows. Ziegenbein was touched for three more runs and Kubacki had to come on in the ninth to save the victory for Nebraska. Nebraska outhit the losers 13-12. Frank Nappi and Larry Lewis added two hits apiece to the Husk er cause. Sophomore Dwlght Siebler held be bard bitting Tigers in the Sat ft m ' M - mm v m m' m Ml J 'HOME-RUN CHAMPION, SAYS: TUBE ROV'H TDIE DOG! I Sills mm SMOOTH! From the finest -tobacco grown. Viceroy selects only the Smooth Flavor Leaf . . . Deep-Cured golden brown for extra smoothness! QIIPFR SMOOTH! Onlv Viceroy smooths each puff through 20,000 filters made from pure MICKEY MANTLE'S ADVICE: 'FKy'TP' K I SI' ! . -)) . VICEROY ' : (I H e'GETTES ' I nnnminniiiiif - - I ' eiMT. Brown fe WillluMoo Tobieeo Carp, urday opener won by Nebraska 7-2. This time a six run second frame did the trick. Nebraska got one run in the first. LeftSelder Gene Tore ion got the only earned run of the second with his second home run of the season. Lewis drove in two Husker tallies wiile Gary Reimers, Kane, and Torcson each had one RBL Siebler was outstanding on the hill. Ofily in the fourth when Lee Keefer doubled and Jack Davis homered did the slick right-hander have trouble. He gave only three singles the remaineder of the game in picking up his third triumph of the season against one loss. Nebraska moved in to the league lead following the first Saturday contest but it was a short lived experience. Missouri came back in the nightcap with full intentions of regaining their position and they were successful after a long struggle. Bob Gleason started for coach Tony Sharpe but he was lifted in favor of Roger Bottorff in the third. At the time, Gleason had given up only one run but hii wildness had him in hot water with only one out. Bottorff got out of the jam and the Huskers took a 2-1 lead in the fourth. Missouri sewed up the contest with three unearned runs in the fifth and added a big insurance tally in the sixth frame. Bo Toft had the big blow of the game a bases-loaded double after two walks and an error OIHEST cellulose-soft, snow-white, natural! i r :-.s,,. W i '""l" 'llllN.I.'ll ' " ' " V a - . . - ; nil4 f. 4. . .j , f hmh if tmmJrtn Joe American Horse, gran J- cwntesr UueoJa joari son of a Sioux Chief from Got- old mark but failed to break don, posted a time of 4:28.1 in the 10 year oii state record, the state high school track meet Joe has placed four years in a here Saturday. The time was row in that event, winning it good enough to shatter Joe's three of those times. Highlights Of Meet: American Horse Bid Fails To Establish Mile Record Joe needed push? i Besides the support from all of the 5,000 fans, and participants of the state track meet, joe Ameri can Horse had two especially im portant rooters. These were Bill Mountiord of Red Cloud and Mar vin Zimmerman of Nebraska City who combined to record the "mag ic mile" of the Nebraska high school track meet in 1M7, just 10 years ago last weekend. The two, who had never met again since the race 10 years ago until Saturday, had this to say about the Sioux Chief's grandson's running of the 4:28.1 mile. They both believed that Joe might easily have broken their rec ord, or Mountfords record, had be been hard pressed by some other contender besides himself. Kraft almost reaches mark ... Jim Kraft of Scottsbluff who vaulted a nice 12 feet inches almost cleared 12 feet 10 inchef Saturday but an elbow made hi? bid fail. Kraft cleared the ceiling but his elt&w caught the bar on the way down and pulled it off. If Kraft could have cleared the barrier he would have set a new vault record. Ray Knaub's brother. Rich, authored the marie of 12 feet, 94 inches a few years back. Mulling sparkles ... Joe Mullins of the University of Nebraska freshman track squad performed in an exhibition race during the state high school track meet. Joe churned the half-mile Press Box Views By STAN By STAN WIDMAN Staff Sports Writer In my last column, I made the mistake of goiiig out on the limb and predicting Bold Ruler as the probable winner of the Kentucky Derby. He finished a badly winded fourth. The oddity of the race is that the horse that beat him, Iron Liege, had been beaten every time the two raced against each other. Not' wily that, Iron Liege is supposed to be Calumet farms third string runner behind Gen eral Duke, who was eliminated because of a bone bruise, and Barbibon, who was the champion two year old last year but had suffered from sickness this year. How a-e ya gonna pick en???? r 6 -r Professional tennis in the U.S. is at its lowest state since its inception. At the present time, Pancho Gonzales is the champion among the pay-for-play-boys but who does he play for this cham pionship? Don Budge who works ail year around takes time off to play in the one tournament. Bobby Riggs concentrates on golf, Ken Rosewall is an Australian who is just rounding into form, Frank Parker sells paper boxes and Tony Trabert has turned to hawking bank notes after his poor showing on Jack Kramers tour. A recent article in SPORTS IL LUSTRATED called the World Pro Tennis championships a "class re union." Budge is 42, and Riggs won the Wimbleton in 1939 when I was two years old. After the tournament, the few who played tennis all-year round went back to their one-night stands and the rest went back to their jobs to watt lor next years tourna ment. Pro tennis has turned to touring foursomes who play exhibitions across the country. Jack Kramer, former worlds champion has top tour going at the present time. He recently offered Lew Hoad, the giant Australian whose playing makee his country the favorite in the Davis Cup matches, $125,000 to turn pro this fall. Gonzales, who is probably starting a tour of his ,own, was scared away irom cjer- The Daily Nebroskan 1 run with a time of 1:51.6. Mike Fleiming also of the freshman squad, turned in an impressive 4:18.2 mile. Huskers Tied In Big Seven With l-State Missouri remained on top of the tight Big Seven conference race last week end despite the fact Ne braska won 2 or 3 games from the Tigers. The Huskers and Iowa State cur rently are tied for second place, a half game back of Mizzou. Okla homa and Kansas are both one and one-half games back but the Soon ers are in fourth percentage wise. Colorado is sixth four games be hind and Kansas State is in the cellar six games off the pace. Iowa State has the best success over the week end as they swept two contests from K-State by the scores of 13-2 and 12-6 after their Friday game was rained out. Colorado and Oklahoma traded two to nothing games Saturday after snow stopped their opener. The Buffs won the opener and the Sooners copped the nightcap. Next week end Iowa State will play host to Kansas, Colorado visits K-State, and Nebraska will meet the Sooners in iLncoln. Mis souri is idle.- MTDMAN ing Hoad a similar job because of this high figure. This is pro tennis today. It will remain that way until tournaments are opened to everyone whether amateur or pro, like in golf. Un til that time, the pros will have no solid competitive place in world of tennis. ir r r With all the attention turned upon the state High School track meet here in Lincoln this weekend, another tournament went relatively unnoticed. I'm speaking of the State High School Golf tournament held last Friday at the Happy Hol low Golf course in Omaha. A yonng man right here from Lincoln took top honors, blistering the course for a one-under-par 71. His name is Ralph (Bud) William son and he attends Lincoln High. His high school won team honors with their three low men coming in for a total of 242. George Radik of Omaha South was Williamson's only threat, fin ishing five strokes behind with a 76. Omaha Westside was Lincoln High's main competition as their three Linksmen shot a 244. The state champion for the last two years, Bob Epstein, wilted under the pressure of possibly be coming the wily man to win three championships and carded an 86. Many of the boys playing in the tournament are seniors who are probably trying to decide what col lege they are going to attend. We have in this state the makings of some very outstanding golfers and possibly some outstanding future Cornhuskers. Let's not lose them. If they are going to continue to play golf, they might as well play for their home state school. Jim Myers (Tennessee '47), in his first season as head coach at Iowa State, was All-Southern guard at Duke during the was but played three years at Tennessee besides. He developed five All-American linemen while coaching at UCLA. Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail shall ever make this re cord fail. A. E. (Deac) Eolters se the 35-year old Iowa high school 440 record, in 1922. State Prep Track Meet: Beatrice Cops State Track Title; Knaub Leads Colorful Contest The Orangemen from Beatrice surprised everyone Saturday and edged the Scottsbluff Bearcats to earn themselves the state track crown for the second consecutive year. This has not been done since Omaha Tech turned the trick in 1948-49. The men of Coach Wil lis Jones' track squad were the underdogs of the track two-day carnival but the determined thin clads denied the statistics and used to tfieir advantage the depth ox the squad to cop the title. ' The rest of the meet was a corn- State Champions Class A -- Beatrice Class B Gothenburg Class C Cambridge Class D Amherst plete turnabout for the other classes. In the Class B section, the men from Gordon were nosed out by the prepsters from Goth enburg coached by W. L. Zorn. Ainsworht and HebroQ were dead locked for the third and fourth po sitions with 18 points each. . Cambridge nabbed the laurels for the Class C group with 26 points, far outdistancing their closest rival, Oakland, who gath ered 16 precious tallies. Morrill followed with 13 marks while Hum phrey, Big Springs, and Valparaiso lagged father behind with 10 poins each. The Class D. race was a close contest all the way and when the dust had cleared Amherst emerged with top honors with 17 tallies. Creston, second place finisher in that class, had 16 points while McGrew and Wilcox had 15 and 13 points respectively. Amherst needed the win in the mile relay to gain their winning points. There were many records un der fire from the athletes during the two day event but with poor weather conditions hampering the performances, only two marks fell while another was equalled. Big Larry Fisher of Beatrice started off the day with a mighty 57-4 heave of the weight to estai lish a mark in the shot put divi sion bettering the old record sei by Ernie Wach two years ago oi 55-5. Larry had been hampered by a sprained wrist before the meet and was afraid of setting of a new mark but the wrist did not bother his throwing of the wieght after a hearty breakfast. Nor more records fell until one Al Oeretr's annexation of t h e Texas-Kansas-Drake triple crown not only was his second grand slam on that circuit, but gave him ownership of the 14 best throws in Big Seven discus history. His Olympic record of 184-10 tops this list. Gardner Athlete ar drier For Athlete Of The Year Gardner coud develop into one of the finest athletes ever to wear a Nebraska uniform if he could but keep up the improvement. Gardner now holds many Ne braska records and should, barring trouble, produce many more marks if even breaking his own records. Keith gave a few talks on his trip to Melbourne, Australia where the Games were held and gave a wonderful account of his ideas Courtesy Lincoln Star GARDNER gained there and the international friendship promoted. After his return irom Australia Keith was afraid he could not help Nebraska's track team when he did not place in the Games. Ia his first indoor meet Keith slammed the hurdle events and the 60-yard dash event. This itself was a tre- it; A- - I ;? j ; iliiwwlMWi'W"'" ijjt'li mi ii Wiiiillnifcii of the last races were held, al though speedy Ray Knaub of Scottsbluff posted a :09.9 time in the century running to equal a record held by Richard Lambert of Kearney in 1928 and by Ray Williams of Boys Town in 1954. At the closing of the meet the lads from Creigmon Prep's two mile relay team cracked the mark set by Ord in 1954. The Omaha boys blistered the track with an 8:24.4 time to better the Ord time by two tenths of a second. This record also bettered the standard set by Lincoln High in 1953 by two seconds. The big event of the day was the mile run. Of the 5,000 specta tors sitting in the stands, many had come for a sole purpose, to see the famed Joe American Horse of Gordon break the mark in the mile run. Joe sprinted to the sec ond position as the starter's gun commenced the race and he let Mark Martin of Ord do the pac ing for the first quarter, but with a :62 time in the first lap Joe de cided it would be better for a solo run which he did. He far outdis tanced his closest competitor for a 4:28.1 time which bettered his old mark set last year of 4:28.9 but failed to better the mark of Bill Mountford f Nebraska City 10 years ago. Jje felt if he had someone to push him for the last half of the race, he would have been able to break the record but as it was he had to be content with winning the run for three con secutive years. Joe's younger brother, Emmett, also ran in the state meet and too first in the Class B 880-yard run but failed to win the gold medal as his older borhter did. Emett is a sophomore, however, and will have two more chances at low ering his time in that event. Probably the most publicized man of the meet was the speed king junior from Scottsbluff, Ray Knaub. He became the three gold medal winner for this year's meet. Gold Medal Performances 100-yard dash Ray Knaub, Scottsbluff, :09.9. ' 220-yard dash Ray Knaub, Scottsbluff, :20.2 440-yard dash J. D. Schafer, Hastings, :50.. 880-yard dash Ron Callan, McCook, 2:02. Mile ran Joe American Horse, Gordon, 4:28.1. High hurdles Don Pulse, Valparaiso, and Dick Jonefc, West Point. :152. Low hurdles Dave Wells, Omaha Benson, and Jack Conger, Aurora, :20.5. 880-yard relay Scottsbluff (Jim Pointer, Gary McClanahan, Jerry Foos, Ray Knaub), 1:32.6. Mile relay Omaha Central (Ken Russell, Phil Secret, Bob Sterling, Eugene Owen), 3:31.1. 2-mile relay Creighton Prep (Dennis Dugan, Bob Conklin, Dennis Dunning, Tom Komarek), 8:24.2. High jump Dean Talbot, Rushville, and Elvis Heinrichs, Hender son, 5-lltt. Broad jump Wayne Wit, Beatrice, 22-tt. Pole vault Jim Kraft, Scottsbluff, 12-61. . .Shot put Larry Fisher, Beatrice, 57-4. Discus Curtis Rutt, Hastings, 156-iy. Of Year? Named Nominee m e n d o u s accomplishment but Gardner also tied the three dual! marks. The speedster would flash past the fans and break the tape only to come running on the out side of the track back past the spectators. With the crowd boister ously cheering, Gardner would give his salute as he trotted past. A salute of victory that was never denied to the fans throughout the indoor season. Our congratulations to Keith Gardner for beine the first nomi nee for the Nebraskan's Athlete of the Year. This year the Daily Nebraskan is awarding the Athelete of the Year award to the most deserv ing athlete who has proven himself outstanding in any field of sports. Many factors will be taken into consideration concerning the title including the character, the athletic ability, the name the athlete has earned for himself outside of the athletic world and many other things. The first nominee on the Daily Nebraskan list is that of the speed king Keith Gardner. Not much needs explaining why Keith is up for the award but for the sake of reiteration I shall attempt to p.gain display a few of the Ja maican Jet's laurels. Keith is now on the University campus from Jamaica where he earned many cinder titles, one be ing a representative for the country in the Olympics. While at the Olympics Keith did not win any thing because some hard luck be fell the young man. But he did come home with a budding ro mance and now plans to take that girl for a wife. Page 3 Ray posted his speedy time of 9J in the hundred, whined to a 22.1 time in the 220-yard dash, and an chored the Scottsbluff 880-yard re lay team to a win. In the Class A 440-yard run J. D. Shafer provided the thrills for the fans. The slight lad passed two competitors in the last 12 yards to break the tape with a 50.6 clocking, one tenth of a sec ond from the meet mark. In the most surprising finish of the day John Thompson of Lin coln High nipped favored Tom Ash of Omaha North in the Class A mile run. John who has been steadily improving in his special ty clipped Ash at the tape to win the mile besting his fastest time by eight seconds. Ash couki oot seem to find the pace in the cold of the day and fell at the finish line but gained second place honors. Twelve of the favored 15 event leaders crossed the finish' line first to gain the pre-showered laurel. These were Joe American Horse, Gordon, mile; Ray Knaub, Scotts bluff, 100 and 220; J. D. Shafer, Hastings, 440; Don Pulse, Valpar aiso, tied in the "20-yard high hur dles: Ron Callan, McCook, 880-yard run; Curtis Rutt, Hastings, discus; Larry Fisher, Beatrice, shot put; Jim Kraft, ScottsMuff, pole vault; Omaha Central, mile relay; Scotts bluff, 880-yard relay; and Cieigb ton Prep, two-mile relay. Eight athletes in the meet re peated victories from last year. These were Jim Kraft, Scotts bluff, pole vault; Fisher, shot put; Peter Perez, Trenton, Class C low hurdles; Charles Trautman, Big Springs, Class C 220; Dean Talbot, RushviHe, Class C biga jump; Ken Fling, Ainsworht, Class B 440; American Horse, Gordon, mile run; and Fox in the Class B pole vault. Although Beatrice did win the state crown Scottsbluff and show superiority by winning the Gold Medal crown, emblematic of su periority in all four classes. Gardner, who is a sophomore this year, swept every thing he entered in the Nebraska indoor season and at the Big Seven In door meet he emerged as the top point getter. During the outdoor season Keith has lost races but they have been very few in number. Unterseher Paces Links Tennis Squad Young Neil Unterseher led Lin coln High Saturday to the Ne braska State High School Class A Tennis title. Unterseher Twept through the semifinals and finals in the single tournament without losing a game to either Noble Vos burg of Creighton Prep or Jack Croft of North Platte. Both oppo nents are well respected in prep circles. Hastings finished second with ' 10 points just two behind the Links. Creighton Prep, Omaha Benson, North Platte and Scottsbluff had six points while Omaha Central finished with four. Dick Becher and Steve Gleason -won the double for Hastings da- f eating Bill Orwig and Dave Cat"" boon of Lincoln 6-4, 6-4 is the " finals. Fairbury, Hooper and Valley each scored six points to tie for -the Class B championships. Ray. Graves of Fairbury was the Clase 3 singles champion.