The UCLA Softball team swept to the Women's College World Series title in Omaha on five straight shutouts by Jeffers and Richardson, both freshmen. Jeffers won three games, including a 3-0 two-hitter over Northern Colorado in the championship game. Richardson beat Southwest Missouri State 1-0 on a two-hitter in Game 2, then stopped Minnesota 3-0 on three hits in Game 4. UCLA had a 31-3 record including 22 shutouts, 12 by Richardson and nine by Jeffers.
Joe, 12, who taught himself to play chess three years ago and has since won 26 trophies, won seven of eight matches to lead the Lincoln Elementary school team to its second straight national elementary school chess title in Atlanta.
June 18, 1978
KANSAS CITY, KANS.
A 6'4" senior righthander for Emporia (Kans.) State, Mendon pitched the first nine-inning no-hitter in NAIA World Series history, beating Missouri Southern 2-0. The 21-year-old was named MVP as he led the Hornets to the title.
STATE COLLEGE, PA.
In winning the New York Mini-Marathon in Central Park, White, 18, ran the fastest 10,000 meters in U.S. women's road-racing competition. The 5'1½" 90-pounder finished in 33:29.7, 6.3 seconds below the record set by Julie Shea in 1976.
CHARLES ADAMS III
PACIFIC PALISADES, CALIF.
A guard for the Whales of the Malibu YMCA Junior Basketball league, Charles, 7, averaged 24 points while playing only three quarters of each game. In three games he accounted for all his team's points, and in one game he scored 48.