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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 17, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas Jpfff contest Page dA Thursday Special October U nderdog KC ri ps Toronto TORONTO AP George Brett likes the role of He and his Kansas City teammates wear it like a comfortable old sweater they can push up their sleeves and do a lot of work in 1 The they were the underdog from the very climaxed a stirring comeback Wednesday night when they defeated the Toronto Blue Jays for the third successive in the seventh and deciding game of the American League 1 The Royals open the World Series in their own park Saturday night against the Louis Car dinals theyre picked to We had nothing to Brett noting that Kansas City was down 31 after four games against the Blue We were When we won that third game we came back relaxed and even though we I said the pressure was on I dont know why I said but I think I was the pressure was on As a the Royals who won the AL West with a 9171 record never felt any pressure to No one expected us to jusl like during the Brett It marked only the fifth time in majorleague history that a team has bounced back to win after losing three of the first four games in a bestof seven The other instances have ail been in World Series play since the playoffs were a beat offive affair until this Toronto didnt Brett tempering remarks he made over the They didnt give anything We The fact that the Blue who won the AL East with a 9962 had been struggling for two They lost five of their last six regularseason games winning only the divisionclincher against the New York Yankees and lost four of the last five playoff The loss was a bitter pill for flagwaving Toronto for whom the playoffs were a morality Canadian media had made the Blue Jays efforts to bring the World Series north of the border for the first time a struggle between good and evil as well as between us and Despite such only showed up at Exhibition Stadium for the final and none of the four games in Toronto came even close to a Royals right fielder Pat Sheridan and catcher Jim Sundberg were the surprise hitting heroes in the final Sheridan belted his second homer of the series and Sundberg tripled off the top of the rightfield fence to drive in three It seems unknown guys always come through in playoff but thats Kansas City Manager Dick Howser I cant explain The World Series Aitocfeted AUTimwCDT Stturdtyt at Kansas Loos at Kantas 7 JO GirrM Kansas Crty at Wvdnndayf Kansas City at 725 Oct 24 Kansas CHy at if necessary Oct 26 Louis at Kansas if necessary Oct 27 Louis at Kansas 730 rf necessary Surprising Cards boot LA in ninth LOS ANGELES AP The Louis Cardinals have been springing surprises all year theyre one surprise away from winning it Weve still got another team to Cardinals Manager Whitey Herzog said Wednesday after Jack Clarks threerun homer in the top of the ninth gave Louis a 75 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and the National League picked by most observers to finish no better than fourth in the NL East coming out of spring faces the American League champion Kansas City Royals in the World Series beginning Saturday night in Kansas The Cardinals bounced back from losses in the first two games of the NL playoffs to stun the Dodgers with a four game sweep in the bestofseven Its a heck of a compliment to our team to have won this a smiling Herzog said after the dramatic sixthgame victory over the The Cardinals have a reputation for lightning on the but they won the series against the Dodgers with In Mondays fifth game in switchhitting Ozzie Smith hit his first lefthanded homer ever in the majors with one out in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cardinals a 32 victory and a 32 lead in the Wednesday at Dodger it was Jack Clarks first home run in nearly a month that decided the contest after Mike Marshalls solo homer gave Los Angeles a 54 lead in the bottom of the Dodgers reliever Tom their bullpen ace during the regular was the victim of both game winning who went 10for23 in the playoffs and was selected the most valuable and Clark were quick to shrug off individual This is not for its for the whole Smith said upon accepting the MVP Im not the said who realized im mediately when he hit a Niedenfuer fastball that it was a homer and looked over at the Cardinals dugout before running around the Im not the guy its a bunch of When I looked over at the I was thinking this is for the team and the Cardinal he It was good timing for my farthest and best home run The way the sixth game was decided provided great ammunition for With Louis runners at second and third and two Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda decided to pitch to Clark rather than walk him and have Niedenfuer face Andy Van In the Lasorda had instructed Niedenfuer to intentionally walk Tommy Herr with runners on second and third and pitch to That Niedenfuer struck out and then Van Slyke to end an inning in which the Cardinals got three runs to tie the contest Even Van Slyke said he expected Clark to get an in tentional walk in the It was the first time since midApril that the Dodgers had lost after leading en tering the Lasorda said he decided to pitch to Clark because Niedenfuer had struck him out in the If he had frit a long fly ball for the final nobody would be talking about said a crestfallen After he hit the home everybody in the world knows who should have walked If you secondguess secondguess Im the guy who made the bad meet atTivy By DAVID KING Sports editor Eight oclock in Kerrville could be the best of times for the Canyon Or the worst of The explosive who open Jefense of their District 134A foot Dall could come out and control the Tivy Antlers Friday Or the beatenup Cougars could ome out and watch the Antlers drive Che ball like theyve moved it on every other opponent this It all A lot of it depends on how the Cougars handle Tivys Pat a 225pound load of bricks who plays fullback in the Tivy wishbone and tackle in the Tify Hes a player theres no doubt that weve got to stop Canyon Coach Troy Burch I dont think we can stop Weve got to slow him Hall is Tivys leading rusher with 362 yards on 73 His five yardacarry average is a testament to the Antlers if ball control They would just as soon keep it on the ground and move it up and down the Burch And they have the capability to do Joining Hall in the Antlers backfield is Philip who has gained 270 yards on 58 yards a Mistakes are the main reason why Tivy is 32 instead of In their opening loss to the Antlers couldnt score from the 1 at the end of the first then had a punt blocked that led to a touchdown and fumbled twice to set up Coyotescores in the second Tivy has had two punts thrown two interceptions and lost eight Penalties in crucial situations have also To make those 15pJay drives tajkes a special mental Burch That attitude comes from winning Theyve been driving like then fumbling or jumpiflg Tbats why the Antlers have scored cyaJy 52 points this despite averaging more than 200 yards a game on the B also depends on how the Canyon fares against the Gold fjffynsff Thg Antlers defenders have 177 yards e Ouch Beatup Boerne fight for survival Canyons Danny Hernandez tries to avoid a Westlake tackier yards a play against the And theyve been tough on passers as with Hall at tackle and Hunter Bobbitt 205 pounds and David They bring the linebackers a whole bunch they dare you to try and throw the ball against Burch Their philosophy is not to give the passer time to throw the Burch said the Cougars would try to counteract that tactic by using fastdeveloping passes and attacking the defense with quickhitting inside running We hope we can do that and put pressure on them to keep the linebackers out of our Burch I dont mind one but I dont want four coming every Canyons will try to regoup after a tough two Cornerhack Kevin Nemec has been lost for at least one more week with a bruised while starting tackle Chris Kyle was lost to Middle linebacker Bobby the heart of Canyons is questionable for the game as A knee injury that has bothered him most of the season recurred on as the cartilage in 9 knee locked up Junior transfer Brian Holt will step in for while Brad Campbell will start at cornerback as part of a rotating Canyon Mark Torres already had been working at Reeds offensive guard as Canyon coaches were trying to rest Reed on Its hard to replace a player with his but we have con fidence in the people who are replacing Burch said of With that drop in experience well just have to play The Cougars have never won at Antler but Burch said the teams recent success would preclude the homefield Weve reached a point where we play about as well on the road as we do at he Starters DEBVL CLARK HERALD ZEITUKG Ht Wt Cl 130 2 IK 52 59 193 11 510 193 12 10 175 11 58 170 12 510 175 11 63 160 12 55 150 12 155 12 57 145 11 Todd Banits DE Yary OLB Barru OLB Brian WS SS CB CB Marunej Canyon Ptoyw OB Danny Hernandez FB Scott Wagne LH Danny Rodngue 54 55 frO 66 510 5 10 W WtCl 150 12 190 12 165 12 150 12 150 12 160 12 130 11 190 12 198 12 198 12 170 12 175 12 1QC Scon Smith LG Tones Maie Hermann Qi Ted Kenvitte Tivy Offeree 03 Br FB Pat LH8 HH8 TE SE iCely HT DdvxJ Ratnfce C LG LT RE RT LT LE OLB OLB WLB SLB CB CB S Biane Deaicn Garcia Huraef Btian SaJte David Shannon Neuue Lopez Donunic Edmonds Mark Garcia Thirman Dvneiy Tim Wfeon Trevor Snepnad Wt Ct 185 2 225 12 165 12 170 12 ISO 12 165 12 205 U 190 12 185 12 185 11 205 12 Wt CL 206 11 200 10 225 12 205 11 165 12 170 12 206 12 205 12 155 10 147 11 160 11 ByTOM LABINSKI Staff writer Boemes Greyhound Stadium may seem like a war zone Friday even before Smithson Valley meets the Hounds in a District 273A Both teams have had more than their share of and the players who are still active have enough bandages on them to keep most drugstores in business through the end of the The Greyhounds starting quar terback Matt Bradley suffered a knee injury in third game of the He reinjured the knee last week and Boerne Coach Larry Peel said the senior would be lost for the Another Greyhound casualty is startinng fullback Todd who will miss two weeks with an ankle Smithson Valley does not have anyone who cannot but the Rangers are loaded with players who can only go We have two guys with knee one guy with a a couple with ankle braces and two with shoulder We look like a bunch of mummies out on the practice said Smithson Vafley Coach Stan Even though both teams could probably use a week off for both teams will be ready to play Friday and both will be hungryfor The preseason favorites to win the lost to Cole last week in the district Smithson Valley lost to despite one of the Rangers better defensive efforts of the Because of the balance in the Irvine said a Smithson Valley win would put the team back in the chase for the if we win against we are right back in the I wish we could be a little but I hope that we can bounce he Boernes strong suit is Irvine said that atehmjgh the Greyhounds are not as big as overall they are better Their size is an average of 212 pounds per man on the front line an average height of but they teUnipp their size with Nose guard Gary the Starters Mike TB RG C Jett Marquis T E OtB HB Jungmarm LT Canovan Carter Alarrort smallest member of the fiveman is perhaps the best Irvine They had one of the best defenses in the district last year and they have 10 of 11 starters They are ex tremely Irvine the Greyhounds have scoring only 39 points in six but Boerne has played a tough games with U teams Frederictaburg and They play 9 reajly tough so their point total is Irvine
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