30 jul 1969
hot 30-4 30-4 to . s for a the 1-0. for of run-scor-ing Bank Earns Title Game Against Star First National Bank will battle battle Star Service at 5 p.m. Thursday Thursday on Grimes Field for the championship of the Babe Ruth junior division league after scoring scoring a 4-2 4-2 4-2 win over Walker's Construction Tuesday in the opening game of the three-team three-team three-team playoffs. Walker's grabbed a 2-0 2-0 2-0 lead In the second Inning before Bank matched that total in the fifth and added an additional pair in the sixth. John Schultz singled home Walker's first run and later scored when First National catcher Dan Schoonover threw wildly into left field after fielding fielding Keith Spear's bunt. Andy McCoy and Bill Bridges slapped run-scoring run-scoring run-scoring singles to gain First National a tie in the fifth and set the stage for its winning rally the following frame. Rick Haney stroked a two-run two-run two-run single to account for First National's whining markers. The hit scored teammates Steve Scott and Steve Morton, both of sing'es. -Steve -Steve "Coleman led First Na tiftfrXm-ttacknih, tiftfrXm-ttacknih, tiftfrXm-ttacknih, safeties. Morton and Scott each had two. Bill Bridges picked ' .up the pitching victory with five innings of spotless reliet . He is 6-2 6-2 6-2 for the season. Howell Asphalt handed! Paris an 11-8 11-8 11-8 setback. The Mattoon Babe Ruth senior division champions champions overcame a 6-3 6-3 6-3 deficit with eight runs in the third inning. Jed Ferguson gained credit for the pitching victory but needed four innings of relief help from Everett Leffler. Ferguson and John Karpus led the hitting with two hits each. il Dave IJunt struck out 14 batters batters and athjved only four hits in pacing Brolam Construction past American Legion 9-4 9-4 9-4 . Larry bldndge led the win- win- ners with two hits in accounting for three RBI.