Baseball Game and Guilty Verdict
The Bay City Bluebirds rallied from a 3–1 defeat last night to defeat the Carmel Cardinals 6–3 and win the Western Tri-state division championship.
The Bluebirds are now assured a place in the Tri-state playoffs, which begin next week. Their opponent will be determined tonight in a game between the Santa Ana Generals and the Redwood Knights. The Cardinals led the Bluebirds for most of the game, and they had a 3–0 lead in the eighth inning.
In the Bluebird Half of the eighth, Tim Story, the first baseman, walked and stole second. Left fielder Biff Carbosi was walked intentionally, and both runners moved up a base on a wild pitch by Cardinal started Ronnie Miller. Miller was then relieved by Chuck Nelson.
Bluebird second baseman Carbo Garby lined Nelson’s first pitch into deep centerfield scoring both base runners. Two pitches later, Garby stole home to tie the game.
Nelson got the next two hitters out, but then Carey Clark, the Bluebird catcher, homered to put the Bluebirds ahead. The Bluebirds added two more runs in the ninth to insure their victory.
A jury found a Midville man Guilty second degree manslaughter after an hours worth of deliberations on Tuesday.
Johnny Gene Garber was convicted at the end of a three day trial which featured his mother testifying against him. He was charged with the death of a 39 year old brickmason, Gardner Jackson, of number 12, Ninth St. Jonesville.
Mr. Garber stood silently as the jury read the verdict. The presiding judge, Jonas T. McMillan, set a sentencing hearing for next Monday at eight o’clock in the morning.
Garber was charged with being drunk while driving down highway 69 last March. His car served out control and ran head on into a car driven by Mr. Jackson, who had been attending services at the Midville Baptist Church.
During the trial, the Prosecution Attorny, Able Sasson, called Garber’s mother, Mrs. Minnie Lee Garber, to testify that her son had been drinking heavily at there home that evening before the accident occured.
Garber could receive a sentence of two to five years in prison for the crime he committed.