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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Houston finds the way to beat San See below Thursday Special June 6 So Mando Graduation brings back memories Armando Martinez DERYL By DAVID KING Sports editor So Its been a good three Armando the oldest 16yearold kid I ever finally graduated from New Braunfels High School this And I have to Ill miss It wasnt just the way he could overpower teams with his fastball that made him fun to It wasnt just his consistent It wasnt just the fact that he was such a good baseball Mando was a pleasure to watch because he did it all with that that that was all his That style began to develop when he was a pitching in relief on a playoff It had blossomed by the time I started covering baseball in the second round of the playoffs in his sophomore The game that stands out from that season was the clinching game of the regional finals on a saunabath Friday night in Fifteen hundred fans most of them from Robstown were all but sitting in the dugouts with the The Unicorns were clinging to a lead late in the Starter Bobby another was So Coach Peter Garza went to who had won Tuesday nights With the Robstown fans trying to blow down the Martinez struck out the last two batters to end the And it was that little that shrug of the A week the grin was but the shrug was still What else could he do after a flu bug ruined his chances in the state semifinals The next year was a as the Unicorns tried to regain that championship form without several of the players who had supplied the championship New Braunfels was in the race until the nexttolast game of the district a home game with Martinez was ready to pitch that but the umpires didnt He wasnt ready to pitch three days later and the Billies ace who wouldnt have been able to pitch if the umpires has showed up and New Braunfels was out of the Next He came back this year and pitched going 124 and leading a lighthitting New Braunfels team to the Of his four one was to 5A playoff He threw like a 25yearold man from the time he was 16 years Being the baby in a family of pitchers does He was playing with older guys from the time he could wear a And he wound up playing Jjke and Pressure didnt the com petition didnt He went he threw his And he team two were to state finalist Canyon and one was to EdcouchElsa in a 10 playoff In one of his best performances of the he closed out his career by striking out 15 Canyon hitters to win game 2 of the bestofthree quarterfinal And that style showed through all The way he would set up hitters with the then buzz in that inside fastball for a called The way he would get batters attention a little bit wild inside when they tried to crowd the plate or break his rhythm or hit the ball too far or too The way he could get on a roll and strike out the side on 10 or 11 He threw like a 25yearold man from the time he was 16 years Being the baby in a family of pitchers does He was playing with older guys from the time he could wear a And he wound up playing like them and Pressure didnt the competition didnt He went he threw his And he He was the same way at the hitting with Unlike most high school he stood off the plate and took the ball to right In Spring Woods was doing a Boy Scout job on the Unicorns in the finals of the New Braunfels tying the hitters in New Braunfels didnt have a hit through 6 23 But Martinez came up and crushed a Nobody throws a nohitter in this park but me he And nobody did it quite like Astos beat Padres for second time Angels Witt beats Texas again By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With the winning run on first base and one out in the seventh Houstons Phil Garner was eager to step to the plate in the pressure I think most guys like those said Its really exciting when both teams are playing well and you are able to come through for your Garner got the entire team excited with his gamewinning triple to the gap in rightfield that scored Terry Puhl to rally the Astros to a 32 victory and a 21 advantage in the series with the defending National League The Astros lost 12 of 18 games against the Padres last and they were eager to reverse the trend this Nolan Ryan struck out five batters and ran his career record strikeout total to Angels 3 Rangers 2 Rod making his second start since coming off the disabled drove in two runs with his first hit since May 19 as California defeated American League By The Associated Press East Division Toronto Detroit Boston Baltimore New York Milwaukee W 38 31 30 29 28 27 GB Wast Division 24 California 26 V4 Kansas 27 2 Oakland 29 3V Minnesota 30 6 33 7 36 10 Wednesdays Games Kansas City Oakland innings Detroit Baltimore 2 Boston Milwaukee 2 Minnesota at rain Toronto New York innings California Texas 2 Chicago Seattle 3 Todays Games Milwaukee Burris 341 at Baltimore McGregor n Toronto Leal 341 at Boston Kison Minnesota Butcher 45 at Texas Tanana 16 n Chicago Burns 751 at California Slaton nl Kansas City Gubicza 241 at Seattle Wilkinson Inl National League By The Associated Press Chicago New York Montreal Louis Philadelphia Pittsburgh West Division San Diego Houston Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco Wednesdays Games Los Angeles at rain Atlanta San Francisco 2 Montreal Chicago 0 New York Philadelphia innings Louis at rain Houston San Diego 2 Todays Games Chicago Trout 61 at Montreal Smith In New York Lynch 33 at Philadelphia Koosman nl Louis Tudor 371 at Pittsburgh McWilliams n Cincinnati Tibbs 471 at Atlanta Shields 1 nl San Diego Dravecky 44 at San Francisco Laskey In Mike who pitched a perfect game against Texas last lasted 7 23 innings and allowed six struck out eight and walked He left in the eighth after giving up a runscoring double to David King NBCHS dream team would be heavenly Cliff Donnie Moore finished up for his 13th Braves 5 Giants 2 When Atlantas Dale Murphy goes hitless in eight someone will pay the In this case it was San Franciscos Atlee who was touched for Murphys 15th home run and a tworun Mets Phillies 3 New led by Gary who had four hits including his eighth home totaled 18 hits against five Philadelphia who had homered in the fourth drove in Keith Hernandez to start a fourrun rally in the llth off loser Dave John Christensens second a tworun capped the rally Blue Jays 3 Yankees 2 Pinchhitter Ranee Mulliniks led off the 10th inning with a home powering Toronto over New Football DERYL New Braunfels soccer coach Kirby Wilson keeps a guiding eye on two budding Kirby is one of 10 coaches teaching children age 514 the fun damentals of the The clinic is being held at the comlpex from 9 to 1 and will run through The directed by Texas Lutheran College Coach Roger has enrolled 1 1 0 The topic came up during the planning for last weeks CanyonNew Braunfels baseball It was one of hose Pavlovs dogs ideas it set mouths to what would have happened this spring if Canyon and New Braunfels got together and fielded one 5A baseball team Its enough to make people cringe all the way to San All of the coaches Peter Garza and Ralph Behrend would have ballpens full of starters and short relievers and long No more sore arms from no more juggling lineups because the third baseman or the first baseman or somebody else had to come in from the field to A fourman rotation Armando Brad Ronnie Rittimann and Bobby cur Michael Rodriguez and Ricky the curveball experts in long Danny Hernandez with the thunderball in short A heck of a And then theres the team in the Thered be enough flexibility to play a defensiveoriented a singleshitting team or a power hitting For defense the infield lineup could be Bret Cappleman at Troy Moss at first Randy Riggs at Campbell at shortstop and Tristan at In the place David Danny Rodriguez and David Designated hitters Gary Ed Scott Dicky This team would need 12 atbats an inning to let every body And who would coach third base With a team like that would be the least of my Garza Two for one The Texas Baseball Coaches Association allstar which will include New Braunfels Armando will be at 4 on Saturday in the The game follows a nationally televised game between Astros and the A ticket to the first game is good for a seat anywhere in the park in the second Tennis rankings Seven members of the New Braunfels Tennis Association have earned statewide rankings this including one player in two The topranked local player is Ray who is fifth in the mens 60 yearold division Henry Lane la seventh in the mens 65 while Tobe McGee is twelfth in the mens 60 singles and 14th in the mens 55 t David Mueller is 14th inthe mens 25 while Rachel Forney is 30th in the girls 14 Ace Horan is 39th in the mens 35 singles and Leigh Ann Forney is 42nd in the girls16 Altobelli may be out BALTIMORE AP Amid reports that he would be Joe Altobelli may have signed his last lineup card as manager of the Baltimore Orioles just a year and a half after leading the team to the World The Orioles were set to end 48 hours of speculation by firing Altobelli and naming former Orioles manager Earl Weaver as the eighth manager in the teams according to todays Baltimore The quoting unidentified sources close to the said that Orioles owner Edward Bennett Williams and General Manager Hank Peters were split between naming Weaver or coach Cal Ripken as Altobellis in Detroit Wednesday night for Baltimores game against the said he had not received any word that he would be I dont know if Ive been he said before the which the Orioles lost Im w aint I What the bleep am I doing working out If Id found out something Id have packed my bag and been on a There was no answer at Weavers Florida
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