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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Texas beats Royals in Page 7 Sports HeraldZeltung May 6 Poteet lefthander dazzles Rangers DERYL Smithson Valley Coach Bobby Granger sweated with the Rangers through a 1413 season ByTOM LABINSKI Staff writer SAN ANTONIO Poteet pitcher Albert Lopez feasted on 14 strikeouts and scattered six Smithson Valley hits as the Aggies downed the Rangers 51 in bidistrict playoff action Monday He just had our said Smithson Valley Coach Bobby Granger of the Poteet Lopez is an excellent We played to the best of our ability and just came up Lopez record is now We played better than we have in a long We stuck the bat out and made good Six hits against a pitcher like that is not We just scattered them a little too If we had gotten them it would have been Granger The Aggies scored twice in the third inning for the first runs of the which was played at Keefe Ranger pitcher Chris Simons issued two oneout and with two Poteet cleanup hitter Tim Coins lined a single to center to score two The Aggies added a run in the fourth with a single and a oneout Smithson Valley made it 31 with an unearned run in the top of the Aaron Smith dropped a bunt which Lopez had trouble When the pitcher finally picked up the he threw wildly to first for a twobase Right fielder Taylor Heydman reached base on an infield and Tonights games Canyon and New Braunfels continue their travels through the Class 4A as the Cougars meet Brownsville Pace in Brownsville and the Unicorns play EdcouchElsa in Both games are the openers of bestofthree playoff and both start at 8 Box score POTEET Ob cl 3 ss 3 p 2 c 3 1b rf dh 3b 2b Totals SMITHSON Totals V 000 111 x5 E LOB Smithson Valley Poteet 2U SB SF IP H R ER BB SO Smithson Volley Simons L 95 453 Poteet Lopez W 61 0 2 14 T A when Poteet first baseman Randy Ramirez threw wildly to Smith The Aggies added a run in the bottom of the fifth on a basesloaded single by right fielder Jody Poteet added an insurance run in the sixth when Lopez hit a sacrifice fly to center to score a runner from Granger said the biggest dif ference in the game was allowing two free passes in the The big thing was when Simons walked a couple of and they jumped on Granger But Chris came back and did a good Simons gave up nine hits and struck out three Aggie Although the Rangers committed two errors which led to a run in the Granger said he was happy with his teams defensive We had a good night fielding the Second baseman Steve Gottardy made several good and Taylor Heydman and Wayne Wagner made a couple of great I thought we played a good we were just up against a really good he Smithson Valley opened the game with a single in the first yet could not advance the Ray Reyes opened the fourth with a but again the Rangers could not advance Smithson Valley threatened in the sixth when Wes Copenhaver and Wagner delivered backtoback one out but Lopez struck out the next two batters to kill the The Rangers put runners on board in the seventh for a lastinning but again Lopez worked his way out of Left fielder Abel Uballe reached base on an infield error to lead off the then Lopez struck out Heydman and After Simons drew a base on Reyes struck out to end the Smithson Valley finished the season with a 1413 Poteet advances in the playoffs with a game Friday against Blue winds up undefeated SAN ANTONIO The New Braunfels Blue overpowered the Northeast Panthers 91 Saturday to complete an undefeated spring Striker Leonard Lagunas scored two firsthalf goals to give the Blue a 20 lead after 20 minutes of A few minutes halfback Jason Eanes drilled a 15yard shot into the right corner of the net to make it The Panthers narrowed the margin to 31 when the Blue accidentally put the ball into its own It was only the fourth goal scored against the team all I couldnt say anything to them after the season theyve Coach Bob Thrift This has got to be the best defensive team Ive ever Victor Rodriguez closed the firsthalf scoring with a leftfooted goal from a Lagunas crossing Lagunas opened the second half with two goals to increase the lead to and the Panthers began to crowd the That opened the and halfbacks Mike Shuler and Paul Buck went to They both scored goals from approximately 35 yards Winger Travis Thrift scored the final goal of the After working the right corner suc cessfully all day he scored on a high shot to the left corner of the Coach Thrift praised the defensive play of Ken Peter John Keith Bud Hasert and Wade The team will sharpen its skills this summer with a series of tournaments and exhibition Holmes closes in on Marciano mark AP Larry Holmes is happy with what Ive If I dont fight Im The 35yearold Internationl Boxing Federation heavyweight champion built his record to 480 with a 15round decision over Carl The Truth Williams Monday It moved him to within one win of the 490 record of Rocky the only heavyweight champion to retire without having lost a The victory in the nationally televised fight was unanimous by big margins on two of the three official But it wasnt I thought the fight was Williams I dont think he did enough to get a unanimous Hes a great and we all love but I thought I did a hell of a I thought I outboxed Judges Al Rothenberg and Paul Gibbs each favored Holmes 146139 114 in Judge Jerry Roth saw it 143142 for All three men gave Holmes the last four The AP scored it 145140 105 for The fights are not getting theyre getting said who had said before stopping David Bey in the 10th round March 15 that that would be his last The opponents are not getting theyre getting he told several reporters in his hotel Holmes appeared hurt on a couple of suffered contusions about both eyes and was bone He skipped the postfight news There was no question that Holmes was one tired fighter after his battle with the 25yearold Before the attended by fans at the Lawlor Events Holmes said he planned to fight twice more before his 36th birthday in a bid to break Marcianos But in his suite after the he That could Williams was stronger than the films more determined than the films What I want to do is really sit back and look at If I do fight were not going to fight for million he got million Monday night to for The price is going Renos first heavyweight title fight since Jack Johnson knocked out Jim Jeffries in the 10th round July was a good action with both men shaken but neither close to going who went into the fight with a 160 with 12 was cut above the left eye in the third Talking Baseball owners propose salary free agency change NEW YORK AP The free agent which triggered the 1981 baseball players is up front again in this years contract The club owners proposed on Monday a plan that would limit salaries for free agents and other players who move from one team to another as a way to put baseball back somewhere in a breakeven Union chief Don Fehr said his first reaction was that the proposal ap peared to be a step backward of the most enormous magnitude because it would do away with free agency in baseball as we know Lee president of the owners Player Relations Committee and managements chief said the payroll plan is patterned after the NBAs salary and called it the most significant proposal made thus far in the sporadic contract He said it would not affect the salaries of players already on the 40man but would limit what teams could spend on others subsequently It was part of an eightpoint con tract offer in which management also said it would be willing to do away with the free agent reentry with which the players nave grown and to eliminate professional players as compensation to teams which lose highranking free a major issue in the 50day About managements willingness to abolish the reentry Fehr said If you do away with the reentry draft and say all players can negotiate with all thats one If you then say most clubs cant sign any free that makes the first rather All we were trying to do was slow the dramatic increase in MacPhail said of the Our objective is by slowing that increase to allow baseball revenues to catch up with our costs and put baseball back somewhere in a breakeven position where the clubs could stand financially on their own two The who say baseball is having severe economic last week gave the union data which showed an aggregate loss last year of with 24 teams acting executive director of the Players said Mondays proposals would be presented to the unions executive committee at a meeting in Chicago on Thursday where player representatives are expected to vote to request strike authorisation from the The club owners also said they would adopt player benefits in the form of an improved waiver increased allowances and an in creased postseason player Little short LESLIE Michael Gonzales putt comes up a little short during the junior golf tournament at Landa Park Golf Course Winners in the tournament were Ryan 9 and 40 for 6 holes Diego far 6 holes John far 9 holes Jerry Perez for 9 holes Steve for 9 holes
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