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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas April r Texas Pafls 7A Future is now for young New Braunfels Success no shock to 134As hottest team ByflMWAITS Staff Writer With only two seniors and an all sophomore the New Braunfels Unicorns are definitely a team with a foothold on the But dont tell them about the They have business to take of I dont dwell on the or concentrate on said Unicorn Coach Peter The best thing for us to do to gel ready for next year is have a great year this Its what we do now that will build self which is the thing we need the 1 try to really avoid telling the kids dont worry about next year were going to be he To heck with next year Weve got to be tough this year and thats what will carry over What a carryover the young Unicorns are providing After a slow the Unicorns have become the hottest team in District K4A by winning eight of their last nine games The Unicorns have a if chance of gaining the secondplace playoff trailing Boerne by two games and Lockhart by with both teams left on the schedule For the Unicorns to be in the playoff race at this stage is a bit of a surprise Through the first five district the Unicorns sported a 1 A record and appeared to be going nowhere Bui following a dismal loss to Kerrville in which New Braunfels scored six runs in the first Unicorn Coach Peter Garza the Unicorns found whatever it was they needed to make a serious run in the Garza pointed to the 82 win over Samuel following the Tivy as a turn ing point The Unicorns played possibly their best game of the season pounding Boerne 122 in five innings Did Garza expect to be in this posi At the first of the year I really didnt 1 hoped that we would be something like he said As the season as we kept working 1 could see the potential of the ball players Ill be Im disappointed that were not in the thick of it 1 feel like should he said Right nou were shooting a long shot Its a good shot nut its an shot Garza said he cant pinpoint the key to the turnaround other than the intensifying of the practices and an attitude change in the players that urged them to convert their long hours of work into One good reason for the Unicorns success has been the emergence of sophomore Rodney Holland as the se cond starter to ace Ricky Gomez and as a solid On the Holland has shown good change of speeds to offset his challenging and at his glove has been steady while his arm has been a sure fire cannon He has also shown surprising pop in his bat We didnt know how good Kodney Holland was going to be because he didnt play at all last said Gar He is an aggressive ball Hes a Hes going out there to win regardless of whether hes playing short or When Holland is on the Dennis Lehman fills in at giv ing the Unicorns an entirely sophomoric look to the But there is nothing sophomoric about all these sophomores Second baseman Rene Juarez has developed into a quality leadoff hit since beating out another Whitney earlier in the season Thomas the first baseman used in the cleanup spot most of the has had a con sistent bat and a penchant for draw ing walks Uico a good third was leading the I nicorns m hitting with a ti2 average through Tuosdav night s game against a Coach Garza and his New Braunfels squad have won eight of their last nine games and are still alive in the playoff Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt nyon illarreal has been a rock behind the plate and his batting average is hovering around and designatedhitter Dustin addell are the only Unicorn seniors has been a model of con sistency in the best and worst of times for the Unicorns in the last two vears He is a smooth who endured some early losses this season much offensive sup port He is a reliable hit mt and was about the only glim mer in last years team Last years team just gave said citing the difference in the 1986 team with the current Hes veryshy and humble about anything and everything and hes go ing to give it everything hes said Of Garza Dustin is not a great baseball but he is a team man He gives a lot of himself all the time trying to help the rest of the team The only two junior starters are fielders Jason Eanes and Troy Tur who was hitting only going into Tuesday went 3 for 4 against Canyon and has been bruising the ball in recent games a converted is steady in the field as well as at the Whether the Unicorns can stay hot long enough to garner a playoff posi tion this year remains to be but it is comforting to know that most of these Unicorns are going to be around for some good times Pistons complete sweeps BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It didnt lake Denvers Doug Mot long to decide that the Los Angeles Lakers should IK favored to win the NBA championship Thret1 lo exact The with Bsron Scott scoring points and James Worthy boat the Nuggets HoHKi Wednesdav night completing the first sweep of the Dem er franchise in 1M playoff series The played terrific Moe said I knew we wenin trouble al halflime because sve had played about as good as we could play and we were still down joints we get rolling its hard u stop us Kanem Abdul In other games Wednesday Detroit com plttiti a 10 ol Washington Indiana aiui Golden State avmded and Milwaukee took a 21 lead over Philadelphia The Pistons edg ed the aT the Pacers defeated the Hawks 87 the Warriors beat the Jan 95 and the Bucks tripped the 7iers I2113 Tonight s games have Portland at Houston and Dallas at Seattle with the home teams leading both series J 1 OnFndav night it s Milwaukee at Atlanta at Indiana and I tab al Golden Stab Scott and Worthy led seven Lakers in double figures but Abdul A as not one ol them as he finished u th mn Pacers Hawks 87 Ihuck Person had point redounds and seven assists as Indiana won it hrst piavoff game since joining the N B The Pacers in their nth NBA are in the playoffs lor the second tune They lost 2 u in a mini series against Philadelphia in their only previous appearance in 1W Atlanta which trailed bv as manv as 18 points in the first hit 11 ol M shots from the field in the third quarter and closed within three points with an 11 streak midwav through thiperiod But Person had onh the HIM half kept Indiana in Iront and helped the r take a tit tio lead late in the quarter Pistons Bullets 96 Kick Ma hu lid AH II ee U A A h sev mid remaining ing the 1 etrnl the ei his oul shooting In In s iec Mahorn who diamalicalh throw attempt and made the second The Bullets then ailed to get the ball in bounds successiully after calling timeout twice Warriors Jazz 95 un Ulnt swept iv first plaui appeal heating I tah as reserve guard Ienv ieagle points and Sleepv Klovd added J7 State opened the fourth quarter with a 122 run for an lead with Teagle accounting for six of his n fourth quarter points But Utah nearly caught up behind the scoring of Darrell Griffith and Karl M cutting the deficit to 91 86 with a24 ItIt Bucks 76ers 120 Milwaukee winch lost Game at home in over time gii in Philadelphia when JaiK Mkma hit a short jumper with two seconds left alter hav ing a shot blocked by Roy Hmson TinKiKks railed 117 with 2 ti to but stored In coiiMcuive points Terr Iumm i ahead Uih the store tied 117 117 Kickv e Kfvmg Ol the hall and virov e ill a ia up thai gave the Bucks a two point edge ith MV uiids remaining Texas rallies to nip Yankees in 9th Forney captures Region IV crown S A N A N TOM O N e w Braunfels Leigh Ann Forney won the Class 4A Region IV girls singles title with a 62 victory over Uvaldes Christ Cudd at the McFarlin Center the defending state singles put up a good but Forney was in peak form m the said Unicorn Coach David Mueller You have to be up and play well to beat and Leigh Ann Mueller said II was a real close going back and forth the whole way Christi is capable of beating anyone Most of the games were hut Mueller said when Forney won the first he was confident Ins junior could win the title the Region IV Fornev enters the state tourna ment in Austin with an unblemish ed record in singles The state tournament will be played May 1516 After receiving a bye as the top seed in the first round of the regional Fornev defeated Bastrops Teresa Clair borne and Alamo Heights Tanna Byrd to reach the finals against along with her younger sister won the state doubles title in Twotime state champion Tracy Nix of Athens will be one obstacles Leigh Ann will have to overcome to earn this years state singles ti She Nix has been consistent ly ranked at the lop of the stan dings all year She will definitely he one of the Mueller said Leigh Ann is really thrilled to be where she is Shes playing very well and has a lot of con fidence al this he said By THE ASSOCIATED The Texas Hangers coming oil then lines homestand in their vear history ate the hottest in the major leagues The New ankees will testily that the current Rangers team isnt the same one that started the season with a 1 lu record The Yankees blew a 72 lead and lost to Texas s 7 on Wednesday night as Gino Pelralli delivered a two out pinch bloop single in the bottom of the ninth inning It gave the Rangers a two game sweep ol the Yankees who are onh u victory away from their besl April in history The Ihe Rangers sixth in a gave Texas a 71 homestand best in the clubs and moved them to within three games of leading Minnesota in the American Liague West We were the team to beat in spr ing training then we stumbled com ing out of the gale and vsenl mlo said Mitch who earned his second victory against one loss We finally woke up were playing like the team we had last year Texas Manager Hobby Valentine played a hunch in the boltom of the ninth Pelralli delivered a twoout game winning blqop single to rightfield for the game winner oil reliever Cecilio ii PetraJlls hit scored Don Slawght from third Slaught hit a tvchout and moved to third on sieve s infield single tied the game with three bouoro ol the eighth inn Yankees aje rejjper Paye w loaded tbe Wi aad two American League Fjy Ihe Atsociauoit EaitDivuion W v Pit GB Sr A 1 M 00 4 a a M Watt Division W I Pel Gb brattle i JXA V 44 mob H t J J J 4 Wednesday Qamgt TurontuB Kansas Cm b 4 lejvasd New Void Delioii 2 i IL Boston 1 Sodttii b National League Klludfrnii tail A I Pit GQ West Division a bjfc W 1 Ptt GB Woanosday b n bo td L A U A j i t b M Tigers Angels 1 li In lie di 1 an li the iUh at Anaheim Dainii Iv ris beilan the mmiiji bv atainl rellevel 1 Kmille Moore runnel lerrv Harpei Aas lot v evi al second on Hern don lilinl nil Matt Nokesingled v Kls III ht iel i i i Dodgers Pirates 2 leuK w ilhoul eariuil i un ilch xii uck out eight I Kev IAII Unicorn golfers6th after Istround play Pele saci ilice lied the game at 7 all Astros 1 This the New Meis didnl need lo check the Mike Scott throwing The uni pires had apparently been told to examine him lor scullballs i Home plale umpire Handy Marsh told me he had orders troin i National League President A Barletti Uiamaiti lo check the Houston Manager Hal Lamer complained Wednesday mghl after a 21 loss to thje Scott was cheeked lour tunes m six Iwiceby Marsh and twice b irsl base umpire liob Kngel and canxe of ine looks the IJBti NL VMJI got bis if st loss in ioyr decisions year as longtime nemesis lieitn Mt a home and an Kbl single Sul 4 1 the irst lour game winner in the pitched seven shutout innings Jesse orosco the luial tvso outs lor his sixth save as New ended its three gallic losing streak Cubs Slants 4 Andre Uawsun hit tor the cvcie lor the liist time in his career He hit tus sixth home run m the list doubled a run home in Ihe singled in the inpled in the sixth andswgled again in the eighth He also threw losing pitcher Roger Mason out at firsi base in the second inning after an apparent single u ngnt Held Braves Reds Ken unite and KalaeJ Kannrez hit conseculive twoout home runs oft Bill UuUicfcson in the third inning and Zane Smith allowed five hits in eighi Ul itoulie Hi Ihe MV oiul Phillies Expos 0 aim tu ir I liel iiliw plele faille this siasoll illllltlUjJ Moil Heal vi luls lev the last twn hiuiithsol Ihe season with a luoken in his let houidci slunk out kiui aiul Aaiked IvJUl Brewers Athletics 7 I In lirewei movevl within a v turv todav ol uoMihj the test record On thlP AJ a liil month in baseball hlstol v i IB wluch is the best lull moiiih winning percentage set bv Detroii m April 1981 Paul Molitor and Glenn Braggs homered in visiting Milwaukee s U hit attack ANTONIO New Braunlels boss goll team fired a at tlie Brackenndge course on putting the t nicorns in sixth place heading into todav s final round ot the IA Kegion tour team lo top Ill h the IHJA iiaiiun Iwu weeks lead the Ihe llersholu In pulling Mieiii lour ahead ol secolld piav iUalllo Heights al 111 third place is uregorv Portland at Hastrop and Bflton are tied lor lourth at Trailing the I nicorns in seventh place is i alallen at Raymond I v while Mei cedes lireil a J individual New Brauniels Bryan Parker shot a 7y tv ing him lor sixth place along with Baslrops David OYunnur and Alamo Heights John Fitch Parker was the second medalist at the district meet after having tied teammate Tuin i lark Parker the coin Hip lo advance lo he regional In Hrst place i 1 iv v s 1 jv Im 1 ip loll wtlo shot a bji to take ar eight shot lead over Bellin s Davii Mur rah at Jell ol tiivgorx Portland is tmrd at 77 Tiplon the defending stale 4A champion won the district title with a twodav total ol lti The final rouiiii oi the iegimial tournament ingan at h a m tmiav lor the bov s Scoreboard AUanlu M v in Blue Jays Twins 1 1 and h out ol llolllf IUh lor Toronto The Blue Javs ievj H in Ihe MMh when Moebv hit his second homer ol the year and first since opening Day a span of 18 games THURSDAY 1 ivi ni Kasf v mnati WTBSi p in BjaeUall ban Francisco al vtiic ago Tubs t fu p m Hocktv Stanley Cup Adams or Norns Uivsion ESPN p m Basketball Portland at Housion first round game Hi lloxiiig Ken lui I juinoi lille t iu p m Baaifiball Dallas dl Seal litiiisi round uaiuc l i anvon p III FRIDAY SATURDAY Track and field Kegion Meet al San Antonio Northside Stadium Local sports FRIDAY 7 Ju p 111 Baaebaii Suuihson alley Sam Runnujg Gruene Kuu Tnniaetions By The Preis BASEBALL American League BoMuN KEU upuuiieu Jul hod sun In si basiinau lo PaAtucket of teruaUona League Calkd up Kihn BUIM ouifiekiei lirsi baseman irom Pawiuv M i JAlsLAM ATHLKTKS Signed bill caudiJl pjtcher to a lumpr league ion and assigned Mm u Tactwtw ul iti c Coasi
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