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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports May New Texas Page9A Lions pummel the Un Lockhart claims second and playoff berth ByTOMLABINSKI Sports Editor The bubble rudely burst for New Braunfels baseball team Tuesday as the playoffminded Unicorns lost the battle for second place to Lockhart What would have been the ninth straight win for New Braunfels would havealso clinched a playoff spot and capped a secondhalf of the season comeback after the Unicorns had started district play with a 14 Instead of a playoff New Braunfels found itself hosting a comeasyouwere We played tonight like we did two months said Unicorn Coach Peter We made some some bad pitches and left too many men in scoring With the Lockhart finished its season with an 115 The Lions will meet Uvalde next week in the first round of postseason If New Braunfels had reverted back to the form that saw them strug gle to an 210 overall record in the first month of Lockhart played like the team that was the preseason favorite to win the Ki4A Lion pitcher Loy Gillis allowed on ly five Unicorn while the Lockhart batters stroked 10 in cluding four for extra They have a very good ball I think they are the best in the Garza The Unicorns had their chances to make the game loading the bases in the fourth and fifth in Box score LOCKHART ab r n bl Wilson rf Dnhoeph Mcltshph B h il R Btirlonrf r 00 II 00 32 00 NEWBRAUNFELS h 410 0 401 Krenz p Totals Lockhort Now Braunfels 10 00 Gomezff Hollndp Hrerra3b Turmnc Caddlldh Landln It Totals 11 oo QQ 11 00 00 33 7 10 9 340 303 0 13 201 010 04 E Sanchez DP Lockhart LOB Lockhart Now Braunfels 2B 30 HR SB SF IP H R ER BB SO Gillis 5 4 1 10 5 00002 Now Holland L 9 10 7 3 6 33325 PB Gillis but could only push one runner across home We didnt get the big hits and that was the We had been geting them but we sore ly missed them Garza Lockhart scored three runs in a inning played in heavy with shortstop Sammy Morales col lecting two RBIs with a The Unicorns scored twice in the bottom of the inning on two hits and two Lockhart errors to make the score but that was as close as New Braunfels would The Lions rocked Unicorn starter Rodney Holland in the second inning for four runs on four including catcher James Stanleys towering tworun home run over the leftfield fence and Kelvin Wilsons threebase shot against the centerfield fence to score two more New Braunfels scored in the third when Rene Juarez led off with a moved to second on a passed ball and scored on an making the score After Jason Eanes and Holland walked and Ricky Gomez reached on an error to continue the New Braunfels missed a golden chance to make a comeback when Rico Her rera bounced into an inningending double Two Unicorn errors and three base hits in the fourth helped the Lions score three more runs for a 103 Morales picked up the third of his four RBIs with a sacrifice and first baseman Bobby Barbosa drove in a run with a twoout New Braunfels threatened in the as Gillis walked the first three but the lefthander struck out Juarez before getting Jake Villar real to hit into a second inningending double A twoout rally in the in the fifth produced a run for the but again Lockhart escaped giving up the big Holland and Herrera stroked suc cessive twoout singles and a walk to Turman loaded the Holland scored and the runners ad Long time coming Rangers edge Boerne in season finale By TIM WAITS Staff Writer What better way to close an uneven season than with a win over your big gest nemesis in the history of the And on top of tease them by giving up five home Thats the way it was for the Smithson Valley Rangers as they defeated the Boerne Greyhounds 65 in the season finale at Ranger Field Tuesday despite giving up five solo home runs in the Its said senior catcher Jason Weve played those guys for so We finally beat Greyhounds are the only team we play from the old district and it definitely feels better to beat no doubt about said Ranger Coach Gary Bo The Rangers did all of their damage in the first and fourth inn picking up three runs in In the Mike Churchman led off with an infield single and Jay Young was hit with a pitch to Smart then drove a double down the leftfield line to score Churchman and move Young to Mike Wilson whistled a base hit up the middle to bring home Young and moved to second on a poor throw from the After a Scott Davis ground out to Wilson became hung up between second and but stayed in the rundown long enough for pinchrunner David Chur chman to come home from Smithson Valley extended its lead to 61 in the Wilson led off with a walk and Davis lined a single to Larry Maywald put down a textbook No one was covering first on Greyhound catcher Brett Smart wins Worthy honor Jason Smart received a standing ovation upon being honored with the coveted Jim Worthy Award at Mon day nights Smithson Valley All Sports Banquet at the New Braunfels Civic while 16 other athletes were bestowed the Fighting Award to their respective sports a topped all oJJaer n Valley athietes tor the which is dedicated to the of the fete Jto 3 fornjer Ranger Box score BOERNE Smithson Valley Mtchll ss Raby If Smith ph Boyers cf Hbgood p Taylor 2b Wilkelb Hodges c Rssngln rf Uecker 3b 4 3 1 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 h 1 2 00 00 34 00 1 1 0 1 01 00 00 5 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1b Young If Reyes If Smart c DChrmn pr Wilson 3b Davis cf Mywld p Rchrdsn rf Ttwller 2b Dees tf Hiring ss 2 2 0 3 0 2 3 3 1 3 2 2 h 1 1 1 0 00 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 00 0 1 00 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 Boerne SV 100 002 25 300 300 x6 E Boyers Tut DP Smithson Valley LOB Boerne SV 2B HR Boyers SB Churchman IP H R ER BB SO 6 66525 Boerne Hobgood ID SV Maywald W 38 7 95503 HBP By Hobgood Hodges throw which went into the rightfield foul allowing Wilson to A Chris Dees hit drove in Pinchrunner Scott Richardson scored from third later on a wild the Greyhound power display made things become closer in a The Greyhounds took full ad vantage of tiny Ranger John Boyers hit his second of three homers in the sixth off Ranger starter Two batters Todd Taylor clubbed another solo shot to bring the Greyhounds within With one out in the left handed hitting Danny Mitchell bare ly cleared the leftfield Boyers brought the Greyhounds to within one with his third home run of the Maywald was trying to pitch around but Boyers picked up a pitch a couple of feet off the ground and took it out of the Giving up five home runs can be an unnerving experience for any pit but Maywald held It rattled but when I went back to the mound I settled said This was Boerne and I had to settle Maywald retired the final Greyhound batter on a nubber to first baseman Mike Churchman who politely stepped on the bag to end the The Rangers finish their season at 6131 and District J34A competition at having knocked off playoff bound Lockhart and playoff con tender The Rangers end with a twogame winning having beaten Samuel Clemens 75 in eight innings last It seems like we played good in the last seven or eight said In the last two games the players showed they wanted to win and they They are District 134A Flnsal Baseball standings Team Fredoricksburg Lockhart 1 NowBraunlels Boorne Hays Kerrville Tivy Smlthson Vallay Canyon demons Tuesdays Lockhart Now Braunlels jn Valley Kerrville Tivy Canyon Clemens Hays END REGULAR vanced on a wild then Ramirez walked to fill up the bases The night was summed up for New Braunfels as another wild pitch resulted in the third when confu sion on the base paths led to pinch runner Orlando Castilleja being thrown out trying to Lockhart finished the scoring in the sixth with relief pitcher Gomez issu ing a a triple and two singles for three runs before retiring the After two walks and a wild pitch in the bottom of the New Braunfels had runners on second and third with two but Gomez bounc ed into a fielders choice to end the in Lion reliever Thomas Krenz finish ed the Unicorns season with two stikeouts and a popup in the seventh New which will lose on ly one senior finishes the Jake Villarreal scores in the first inning on an error as Lockhart catcher James Stanley watches the Photo by Leslie Kriewaldt year with a overall mark and 10 i in district Garza said he was proud of his young but would have liked to have a better finale for his The way we finished up leaves a bad taste in your mouth But we had a good year The kids came back from a bad start and did a good We accomplished a but this was a big he said Canyon misseschances falls to Kerrville Tivy Staff Writer The Canyon Cougars led for half of Tuesday nights final game of the season at Cougar but too many errors and too much Kerrville Tivy offense allowed the Antlers to walk away with a 94 We had the we just didnt do anything with said Cougar Coach Ralph We did have some pret ty good pitching from Carlos All of the Cougar runs occurred in the first two with the Cougars getting a pair in Following a 20minute rain delay in the bottom of the first inn Diwid Schubert grounded into a basesloaded fielders choice to score Thomas Villanueva from Ken DAlfonso dumped a single to right that drove in Eddie Down the Cougars took the lead with two more in the Alavarado led off with a looping single to Albert Flores laid down a bunt that Tivy pitcher Joel Druebert threw away so badly for second base that center fielder Jerry Garcia had to chase Pinchrunner William Wilkes and Flores circled the bases for the final runs of the Cougar Tivy tied the score on Drueberts RBI single to drive in Davey In the Alvarado was replaced on the mound by Rudy Benavides who was charge d with Box TIVY Mldrido score CANYON ab r h bi ss Garcia ct T n n s o n 3b Bljbrt rf Drpela If Dodson DH Ogas 2b Wllms II Hillph Drbrt p H Bbljtt P Jhnsn c Totals 3 1 1 3 02 3100 4 22 3 4 32 0 0 1 0 00 0 1 0 00 0 3 02 2 0100 3 00 1 30 9 11 6 Hrnd ss Vllnva cf Lopez 3b Bnvdeslf Schbrtrl DAIfnso DH 3 Waecter Ib 0 Mlhlln c Alvrdo p Wilkes pr Richter If Flnres 2b Totals i h bi 00 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 01 0 00 1 0 1 1 00 0 0 1 0 02 0 1 0 0 00 0 1 0 0 45 Tivy Canyon E Flores Drueberl DP Canyon 2B Drapela HR H Wilkes S Tennison SF Gatcia 300 103 29 220 000 04 Canyon 1 LOB Tivy Garcia T Bobbin 2 SB Drapela IP H R ER BB SO Tivy Druebert Li 7 54332 Canyon Flores L 111 76303 Benavides 0 01130 Villanueva 32201 Benavides pitched to three batters in the sixth WP Druebert PB Mulhollan three two with the bases loaded before being relieved by With the Antlers leading lefthanded hitting Tyler Bobbin blasted his second oppositefield home The Antlers added another run on another RBI single by The only other real threats the Cougars made were when Alvarado and Kelly were left stranded after hitting twoout doubles in the third and fifth Alvarado 11 took the but pitched well after having to suffer through four Cougar defensive er rors behind He also led the Cougars in the offensive depart ment with a 2for3 Druebert picked up the victory for the The young Cougars tumbled to seventh place in the District 134A standings with a 4111 record and close the season at 81 H I guess you can sit back and see some good said when asked about the They learned a lot We made a lot of plays in the infield and improved a lot offensively and with pitching We need to do a better job on all three next he We need more hits and more key Smart Shelley Marlon Klar FigWJnej Ranger award W WSfeaU to m Marion mJ BsuoiBr war4 W Ranger for took the top Monor in is their Merrifi Fox won the Fighting Danger ette awardtor tip award lor girls m won the Fighting for Wf ajs voted oja by his Sanchez was nanv ed to the aildistrict first team for his performance on the The SnjjLthson VaUey soccer finish ed as the district chawpions and ad vanced to the regional The FigbMng award in ten nis was shared by Shannon Wagner and Bret while the Fighting Rangerette award in the sport was won by both Sandy Steitle and Julianiie Mike Krueger won the Fighting Ranger award in golf wbiie Alien Shelley took the honor for his role on the boys crosscountry Beth Heaton won the Fighting Rangerette award on the girls crosscountry team San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Weiss concluded the evening as the guest
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