Louis Zarr, 15, pitcher and third baseman in the Johnson County (Kans.) 3 and 2 League, hit four consecutive homers over the left-field fence to drive in six runs in a 9-1 victory—then came back in another game to belt his fifth in a row, over the same fence.
Jack Deming of Lawrenceville, Pa. set a world shooting mark in the sporter class, grouping shots down to .369 of an inch to win the three gun aggregate grand prize at the International Benchrest Shooters All-Varmint Championship at Fassett, Pa.
Christie Schwartzkopf of Lincoln beat her mother Dorothy in the semis, then rolled to a 9 and 8 win in the finals to retain her Nebraska State Women's Golf crown, the first to win two successive titles since her mother won three in a row in 1963-65.
William Scobey of Humboldt (Calif.) State ran 30 miles, averaging 4:24.14 per mile to lead his 10-man relay team to victory in the 24-hour relay marathon at Pullman, Wash. The crew set an unofficial world mark of 295 miles, 269 yards, two feet in 24 hours.
August 9, 1970
Dave Owsik, 22, of St. Joseph's College in Philadelphia, set a record with 24 consecutive stolen bases (in 24 attempts) to lead the NCAA 1970 baseball final statistics. He also holds the school record for shutouts (eight) by a soccer goalie in one season.
Larry Leonard, 16, of Annapolis captured the junior title at the North American Penguin Championship at Cambridge, Md., then took the senior division by 1/10th of a point, becoming the first East Coast skipper to win two major class events in one regatta.