Sports flashback June 16-22

June 17, 1964 — John Chown shot 37 in the Escanaba Country Club Men’s Twilight League. He was followed by Elmer Swanson 38 and Bill Eis Jr., Harold Cloutier, Jan Moran and Jack Lindquist 39.

June 19, 1964 — Butch LaBay and Joe Mileski combined on a three-hitter and 15 strikeouts as Mead edged Teamsters 2-1 in the Escanaba Babe Ruth League. Mileski provided the game-winner with a two-run double in the seventh inning. Losing pitcher Clyde Anderson fanned seven and allowed seven hits.

Betty Thorsen became the winning pitcher as the Nurses earned a 1-0 softball victory over State Bank in the Escanaba Girls’ League. Carol Courneene absorbed the loss.

June 22, 1964 — Jon Cameron tossed a no-hitter as the Manistique Chiefs edged Menominee 2-1 in American Legion baseball. Cameron struck out seven and walked five and had two hits. Wayne Sample also had two hits.

In another contest, Dennis McClure scattered six hits, fanned six and walked one as Powers-Spalding got past Escanaba 4-3. Mike Moran and Jim Haight led the winners with two hits apiece. Jim Boyle and Mike Gafner shared the mound duties for the Cubs.

June 17, 1969 — The Escanaba Merchants took over sole possession of first place in the Escanaba Softball Association with a 9-7 victory over Flat Rock. Bob Corriveau collected three hits and Wally Flath and Jan Morin added two each for the Merchants. Dan Marenger and Billy Smith had two apiece for Flat Rock.

Greg Johnson provided three hits for the Escanaba Cubs in a 9-2 American Legion baseball triumph over Schaffer. Al Larson pitched five innings for the win. Dwayne Klein, who gave up six hits, took the loss.

Steve Logan got two hits, helping Kiwanis defeat UAW-CIO 7-5 in the Escanaba Babe Ruth League. Mike Dailey became the winning pitcher by striking out five and allowing five hits. Tom Shaw had a pair of hits for UAW.

Janet Ferrari got three hits, including a home run, as Burger Chef romped past Civic Boosters 14-2 in the Escanaba Girls’ League. Judy Kallio also homered for the winners.

June 21, 1969 — Bob Iverson of Hyde won the modified feature and Bob Fayas of Kingsford took the checkered flag in the sportsman feature at the Escanaba Speedway. The Hyde Hustler was followed by Ken Iverson and Ed Provo of Escanaba in the modified race.

The Hermansville Babe Ruth League team collected seven hits, but it wasn’t enough to prevent it from dropping a 7-2 decision to Niagara, Wis. Greg St. Juliana led Hermansville with three hits and Mike Maule had two.


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