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September 02, 1963
BASEBALL—Behind the pitching of southpaw Dave Sehnem, GRANADA HILLS, Calif, scrambled to a 2-1 extra-inning victory over Stratford, Conn, to win the 17th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Sehnem, the son of the Granada Hills' coach, struck out 13, walked one and give up only two hits, while Jimmy Walker hit a single to drive in Fred Seibly with the winning run. It was the third straight title for the state of California.
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September 02, 1963

A Roundup Of The Sports Information Of The Week

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BASEBALL—Behind the pitching of southpaw Dave Sehnem, GRANADA HILLS, Calif, scrambled to a 2-1 extra-inning victory over Stratford, Conn, to win the 17th Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. Sehnem, the son of the Granada Hills' coach, struck out 13, walked one and give up only two hits, while Jimmy Walker hit a single to drive in Fred Seibly with the winning run. It was the third straight title for the state of California.

Tulsa shutout Puerto Rico 9-0 in Farmington, N. Mex. to win the Babe Ruth League World Series, while CHARLOTTE, N.C. defeated San Jose, Calif. 5-3 to take the Colt League World Series in Shawnee, Okla.

BASKETBALL—Paced by Jack Twyman's 18 points and Oscar Robertson's playmaking, the West won its fifth straight MAURICE STOKES benefit game by downing an East NBA all-star team 77-61 in Monticello, N.Y. A crowd of 1,500 contributed nearly $6,000 to the fund for Stokes, the former Cincinnati Royal star, who has been hospitalized with a brain disease since March 1958.

BICYCLING—At the two-day national amateur championships in Northbrook, Ill., JIM ROSSI of Chicago successfully defended his men's title, while EDITH JOHNSON of Buffalo upset defending champion Nancy Burghart in the women's division.

BOATING—In major class championships MAY-NARD MEYER of Pewaukee, Wis. upset defending two-time champion Harry (Bud) Melges to win the national Class E scow title. WILLIS BOYD of Long Beach, Calif, won the North American Dragon championship, and HENRY SCHEFTER of Mamaroneck, N.Y. successfully defended his North American 5-0-5 title. MORT BROMFIELD of Boston Bay, Mass. took his third national 210 championship, ED WALSH of Delanco, N.J. defeated 69 skippers to win the national Thistle event, and co-skippers JIM HOLCOMBE and CHICK MATHEWS took the national catamaran title.

FOOTBALL—In an NFL exhibition game, Heisman Trophy winner and SI Sportsman of the Year, Terry Baker, made a successful pro debut as a starter, throwing a crucial fourth-quarter touchdown pass to give LOS ANGELES a 20-17 victory over Dallas before 29,349 partisan Baker fans in Portland. GREEN BAY survived a slow start and came back in the second half to down Chicago 26-7 for its 21st straight exhibition win over NFL rivals. Unbeaten BALTIMORE stayed that way, but barely, as rookie Grady Wade kicked a 10-yard field goal with six seconds left to give the Colts a 17-14 triumph over Pittsburgh. DETROIT, with Reserve Quarterback Earl Morrall passing for one touchdown and scoring another, defeated St. Louis 22-17, while PHILADELPHIA made good use of the passing of Sonny Jurgensen and his substitute. King Hill, to trounce Washington 41-13. MINNESOTA'S Fred Cox kicked a last-second field goal lo upset New York 17-16, and CLEVELAND handed San Francisco its third straight loss 24-7.

In AFL exhibition games, KANSAS CITY downed Denver 30-16, BUFFALO beat Boston 22-14, SAN DIEGO defeated Houston 21-3 and OAKLAND trounced the hapless New York Jets 43-16.

GOLF—At the 63rd Women's Amateur Championship in Williamstown. Mass., ANNE QUAST WELTS, a Mount. Vernon, Wash, schoolteacher, ousted defending champion JoAnne Gunderson 3 and 2 and then beat 16-year-old Peggy Conley, the youngest finalist since the turn of the century, 2 and 1 to win her third (1958 and 1961) national title (see page 14).

"After being here five years, it feels terrific to finally be the international champion," said stocky DON IVERSON, 17, of La Crosse, Wis. He had just fired a three-under-par 69 to win the 18th International Junior Chamber of Commerce golf tournament by seven strokes with a four-under-par 282 in Midland, Texas.

Casual JOHNNY POTT, 27, scored his first tournament victory of the year when he shot a four-under-par 276 and beat Arnold Palmer by four strokes to win the $50,000 American Golf Classic in Akron. Palmer's second-place money of $4.600 boosted his total earnings to $101,555, making him the first golfer in history to go over the $100,000 mark in one year.

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