New Braunfels Herald Zeitung, March 15, 1985, Page 8

Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung March 15, 1985

New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 15, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Tournament delays This morning’s New Braunfels-Canyon game was delayed because of the weather, pushing today’s New Braunfels Invitational baseball tournament schedule back an hour. If the Unicorns and Cougars are unable to play today, they will play their semifinal game Saturday. Hwrald-Zeitung orts Friday, March 15.1985 8A NB, CHS advance Canyon routs Rebels, 13-3 Unicorns hold off Eagles, 6-4 TRAVIS ab f h bi SDegela. 3b 3 0 0 0 Rose, dh 3 110 DDegela cf 3 112 Valiiee, 1b 3 12 1 Peevey, rf    2    0    10 Benvdz, cr    0    0    0 0 Smith lf    2    0    0 0 Clemons, pit    10 0    0 Rivas, ss    3 0 0    0 Vorndrn, c    10 0    0 Loera, p    3    0    10 Alvarez, cr    0    0    0 0 Totals    24    3    6 3 ......200    OI    3 Canyon .................. 403 06    13 Game called because of IO tun rule T wo out when game called E    Rivas Hernandez 2 LOB    Travis    8 Canyon 2,    2B    Valiiee Peevey.    Edwards    2, Hernandez HR D Degelia Vaiden Moss S Rodriguez Chapa IP H R ER BB SO Travis Loera. L    42    3    ll    13    IO    4    4 Canyon Campbell W 20    5    6    3    3    4    4 Balk Loeia T I 55 A 75. Degelia blasted a two-run homer off Brad Campbell in the first inning for a quick Rebel lead, but Travis couldn't push in another run until Bobby Valilee’s solo shot in the fifth. “Hopefully, Brad learned something,” Behrend said. “They really lost two on him. but he seemed to get better and better as the game went along.” Canyon took control of the game in the bottom of the first on walks to Danny Hernandez and Riggs, singles by Campbell and Cappleinan and a screaming bases-loaded double to right-center field by Gary Edwards. Hard-throwing Travis starter Bubba l,oera settled down after that — until two outs in the third. Edwards started a three-run rally with a double to left by Edwards. Ronnie Rittimann scored Edwards with a bouncing single up the middle, and then the suddenly powerful Troy Moss lined a two-run homer over the left-field fence. It was Moss’ second homer of his varsity career — and his second this week. Campbell started Canyon’s big final inning when he reached on a throwing error. Cappleman banged a double off the left-field wall to put runners at second and third, and the Rebels walked Edwards intentionally — then picked him off base. Rittimann also drew an intentional walk to re-load the bases. Moss hit a quick roller that scooted under shortstop Arnold Rivas' glove and scored Campbell and Cappleman. Rodriguez scored Rittimann on a squeeze bunt and got an infield hit out of it. Chapa scored Moss with another bunt to make it 11-3. Hernandez almost ended the game with an opposite-field homer, but settled for a run-scoring double in the left-field corner. He went to third on a balk, and scored on Riggs’ popup behind third base that eluded three Rebels. Box score CANYON ab r h bl Herndz, ss    3    2 11 Riggs, 2b    3    111 Campbll, p    3    2 11 Capplmn, c    3    2 2 0 Edwards, rf    2    12 3 Rittmnn, db    2    2 11 Moss, 1b    3    2 12 Rodrgz. cf    3    111 Chapa, lf    2    0 11 Totals 24 13 1111 LESLic KRIivVALLm HEHmlO /Elf UNONew Braunfels' Bobby Tristan (top) lines a homer to right field in the day's first game, while Canyon's Troy Moss (below) recovered from this strike and lined a homer of his own in the Cougars' victory By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer Playing a game that would give any coach gray hairs, New Braunfels opened its own tournament Thursday with a 6-4 victory over Georgetown. Unicom shortstop Bobby Tristan went 3-for-4 and pitcher Armando Martinez hit two home runs and srtuck out 14 batters to snuff out the Eagles. New Braunfels’ run production could easily have been higher, but the team ran into problems once base runners were aboard. “I counted six mistakes on the part of our baserunners,” said Unicorn Coach Pete Garza. "It was just awful. We just weren’t keeping our heads in the game.” Martinez also wasn’t up to his usual performance level, Garza said, being affected by by the cold and the wind, which turned routine fly balls into base clearers. "Armando never got loose,” Garza said, ‘it was cold and with the rain delay we had, he had to rush everything. I didn’t get him started soon enough.” Martinez started off cold, feeding a home nm pitch to Eagle leadoffBox score NEW BRAUNFELS ib i h bi Gomez. 1b    2    0    0 0 Cantu, 2b    3    10    0 Mannz p    3    2 2    3 Trntan it    4    13    2 Otega, c    3    0 10 Hammon, 3b    I 0    0    0 Walker, 3b    10    10 Duncan lf    10    0    0 Gunn, lf    10    0    0 Medelin rf    2    0    10 Caddeti ct    2    2    10 Total*    24    6    9 5 G town ..    IOO 010 2    4 New Braunfels    110 301 *    6 E Ofteya, Walker Shelton UMman 2 DP Georgetown I Ne* Braunites I LOR New Braunfels H GeO'<)MOwn 5 2B Tnaton 2. Rosen blan MR Martinez 2. Tristan Sbr • n Stone SB Georye’own 4, New Braunite 2 S - Go me/ IP M R ER BB SO Georgetown Mentz L02    32355    4    7    0 McKay    213 4 1    I    0    I New Braunfels Martinez, W3 1    7    8    4    2    0    14 T - I 45 A 50 hitter Don Shelton. New Brauntels tied tile game in its half of the first with one run. Starting pitcher Todd Mantz walked Eddie Cantu and Martinez. Cantu scored when Tristan hit the GEORGETOWN ab i h br Shelton, ta 4 2 2 1 Burge** cf 4 0 0 0 Fagg.c    4000 Roftnbtd. Bb 3 0 3 0 Newsom, It 3 0 0 0 Moigen. lf 3 0 0 0 Pope. rf 3 0 10 Ublman. 3b 3 10 0 Martinez 2b 2 0 10 Stone, ph    1110 Total* 30 4 8 3 first of his two doubles. The Unicorns took the lead in the second when center fielder David Caddell reached on a fielder’s choice. Ricky Gomez walked and Caddell scored when Cantu reached base on an infield error. The Unicorns took a 5-2 lead in the fourth inning, scoring three runs. Caddell led off with a walk and advanced to second on Gomez’ sacrifice bunt. After Cantu flied out, Martinez hit a 360-foot shot over the left-center field fence Tristan followed that with a rocket of his own over the right-center field fence, forcing Georgetown to bring in pitcher Matt McKay. The Eagles scored once in the fifth inning on two hits to make the score 5-3. New Braunfels added an insurance run in the sixth when Martinez belted another home run. Georgetown scored twice rn the bottom of the seventh to dose the Hap After third baseman Fred Uhlman reached on an error, pinch hitter Brian Stone knocked a round tripper to left. Martinez improved his record to 3-1 on the season with the victory. By DAVID KING Sports editor Canyon’s Amazing Cougarmatics sliced, diced and made thousands of julienne fries out of the Travis Rebels Thursday night, processing a 13-3 victory in the first round of the New Braunfels tournament. The Cougars ended the game early with a six-run fifth inning that included two successful squeeze plays, two intentional walks, two errors, two doubles, a balk and a partridge in a pear tree. It also included two outs, since the game was stopped when the Cougars went ahead by IO runs on Randy Riggs’ popup single behind third base. “I’m pretty pleased with the lineup we had tonight,” Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend said. Every Canyon player had a hit in the Cougars’ 11-hit barrage, and every one but Bret Cappleman — who was 2-for-3 — had at least one nm batted in. "We even got production out of the bottom two in the order — two sacrifice squeeze bunts,” Behrend added. Those squeezes came from Danny Rodriguez and Raul Chapa, who pushed in the fourth and fifth runs of the fifth inning. The game, which was pushed back almost two hours because of wet conditions at Unicorn Field, didn’t start out as well for the Cougars as it ended, though. Travis center fielder David Hoyas grind down Lehigh By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Having warmed up on little Lehigh, top-ranked Georgetown next faces another Pennsylvania team but a somewhat tougher task in its quest for a second consecutive NCAA basketball championship. The Hoyas breezed past Lehigh 68-43 — 14 of the 16 higher-seeded teams won their opening-round games Thursday — and will meet Temple in Saturday’s second round of the East Regional at Hartford, Conn. The Owls are 25-5 following a 60-57 victory over Virginia Tech, compared to Lehigh’s 12-19 mark, which made it the only NCAA entrant with a losing record. In the other East double-header, No. 14 Loyola of Chicago nipped Iona 59-58 and Southern Methodist thumped Old Dominion 85-68. Two other regional top seeds were in action Thursday. In the West Regional at Salt Lake City, third-ranked St. John’s trounced Southern University 83-59 while No. 4 Oklahoma trimmed North Carolina AAT 96-83 in the Midwest Regional at Tulsa, Okla. Second-ranked Michigan, seeded No. I in the Southeast, gets under way today against Fairleigh Dickinson at Dayton, Ohio. Thursday’s only “upsets” saw Auburn, the No. ll seed in the Southeast, nip sixth-seeded Purdue 59-58 at South Bend, Ind., and Arkansas, No. 9 in the West, overtake No. 8 seed Iowa 63-54. In Thursday's other games: West — Ninth-ranked Nevada-Las Vegas 85, San Diego State 80; Kentucky 88, Washington 58. Midwest — Eighth-ranked Louisiana Tech 78, Pittsburgh 54; Ohio State 75, Iowa State 84; Illinois State 58,Tech opens tonight HOUSTON (AP)- Texas Tech spent all winter proving it was the top basketball team in the Southwest Conference. Now the Red Raiders have to go to work on the national experts starting Friday night in the NCAA Midwest First Round playoffs at Hofheinz Pavilion. But Texas Tech Coach Gerald Myers isn’t worried about his team reacting favorably to the challenge. On the eve of Friday night’s meeting with the talented Boston College Eagles of the Big East Conference, Myers said “The events of the last two to three weeks have really solidified our guys. “I think after we won at Arkansas and SMU, the guys reached the point of coming together. It’s something you talk about but seldom see.” The Red Raiders are making their first NCAA playoff appearance in nine years. Tech comes into the game riding an 11-game victory streak, second only in school history to the 12-game streak by the 1929-30 Red Raider club. Southern California 55. Southeast — Seventh-ranked North Carolina 76, Middle Tennessee State 57; No. 13 Kansas 49, Ohio University 38; Notre Dame 79, Oregon State 70. Georgetown got the first basket seven seconds into the game on a six-foot turnaround by Patrick Ewing and built leads of 13-2, 18-4 and 31-7 in pounding outmanned Lehigh. Lehigh’s Mike Polaha took game honors with 20 points. Temple hit 45 percent of its shots and led for all but the first three minutes against Virginia Tech. Still, it needed strong foul shooting down the stretch, including the Owls’ last six points by Nate Blackwell, to finish off the Hokies. Alfredrick Hughes scored 24 points and Loyola survived when Iona’s Tony Hargraves missed a potential game-tying free throw with three seconds left, tayola extended its winning streak to 18 games, longest in the nation. SMU broke out of a late-season slump as Carl Wright scored 18 points and Jon Koncak and Larry Davis each added 17. The Mustangs’ balance offset Old Dominion’s Mark Davis, who scored 32 points on 14-of-22 shooting. Walter Berry scored 24 points, Bill Wennington added 23 and Chris Mullin 21 as St. John’s built a 34-18 halftime lead and then put Southern away with a 15-0 burst after the Jaguars had closed to within nine points with nine minutes left. Armon “Hammer” Gilliam scored 21 points and Anthony Jones added 18 as Nevada-Las Vegas withstood foul trouble to hold off San Diego State. Joe Kleine scored 15 of his 25 points in the second half and grabbed 14 rebounds to rally Arkansas over Iowa. The 6-foot-ll Kleine, who held Iowa’s top scorer, Greg Stokes, to 14 points before fouling out, dominated the backboards. Kenny Walker scored 29 points as Kentucky ended the 40-year college coaching career of Washington’s Marv Harshman. The 67-year-old Harshman finished seventh on the all-time list with 642 victories against 448 losses.Track teams go to Kerrville Five of the six local track and field teams will be in Kerrville on Saturday, trying to better their successful performances there last year. Canyon and New Branfels will take both their boys’ and girls’ teams to the Antler Relays, while the Smithson Valley girls will also make tile trip. The Ranger boys will travel to Karnes City for the Badger Relays. The Antler Relays will begin at IO a.m. with the field events and is scheduled to run through the early evening. The last event, the 1,600-meter relay, is scheduled for 6:50 p.m. Both Canyon’s and New Braunfels’ boys teams were successful iii Kerrville last year. Mike Payne won the 1,600 meter race for New Braunfels in 1984, while Canyon won the 1,600 meter relay, setting a meet record with a time of 3:21.05. In addition, the Cougars won the 3,200-meter relay. Although the Cougars’ relay team is not exactly the same as last year, the team has won the race at both its meets so far this season with good times. On the girls’ side, New Braunfels will have a tough time equalling last year’s fourth-place finish. The Unicorns are led this season by shot putter and discus thrower Usa McKinnis, who placed fourth last year in the shot. The Cougarettes were led last year by Nancy Tieken, who finished second in the 400 meters and fourth in the high jump. ;

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Publication: New Braunfels Herald Zeitung

Location: New Braunfels, Texas

Issue Date: March 15, 1985

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