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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 17, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas j July 1991 Sports New Texas NB sweeps tournament with 32 win in Seguin Yamas pitches Gonzales hits two triples ByJOEBELK Editor SEQUIN After enduring a 90minute the fans who stayed at Fairgrounds Park until Tuesday night were rewarded with an exciting 32 New Braunfels The New Braunfels 14and 15yearold Babe Ruth allstar team won its district tournament with a threegame The final was definitely the Jeffery Gonzales was the offensive star of the scoring the tying and winning runs both times after hit ting triples to right Chris Yamas also was instrumental in the pitching a onehit com plete game and striking out 10 Seguin He put the finishing touches on his superb performance with a 123 seventh inning to save the nar row The Babe Ruth team advances to the state tournament in Eagle starting play on July 27 with times and opponents yet to be Tuesdays scheduled for did not start until approxi mately 9 because of a Little League game that preceded the Babe Ruth Once the New game got it moved quickly because of dominating pitching performances by Yamas and Seguins Russell Doege did not allow the fifth and struck out nine bat ters during the New Braunfels hitters tagged him for seven hits in the last three most notably Gon zales two triples and a twoout RBI single by Sal With one out in the fifth Gonzales smashed a 32 pitch over the right fielders The ball rolled to the fence as Gonzales stood up with a Doege fanned a batter for the sec ond bringing up The New Braunfels left fielder hit a fly ball into shallow just short of a diving outfielder and too far for the shortstop as the ball fell in between The base hit scored Gonzales to tie the game at Danny Ortiz single and a stolen base got Diaz to but he was left there when Doege struck out the third did not allow Seguin any as he retired the side in order during the last three In the he was helped by Gon zales in addition to delivering the important had the games most spectacular defensive play at third The New Braunfels third baseman made a diving stab of a sharp groun der down the then threw it while still on the ground to just catch the runner at David Gomez hit a pinchhit dou ble with two outs in the New Braun fels but was left stranded as the game remained Gonzales led off the seventh with the right fielder guarding the line and playing He then hit another shot to short landing in fair territory before rolling foul to give Gonzales his second triple of the After a Gonzales scored on Diaz grounder to The Seguin second baseman ignored the runner on the play and went for the force Ortiz doubled to left with two then went to third when pinchhitter Tony Canlus grounder was misplay ed for an A walk to Ponceano Rodriguez loaded the but New Braunfels could not increase the lead as Doege picked up his ninth strikeout on the last It proved to be howev as Yamas quickly retired the bot tom of the Seguin order in the He notched his 10th strikeout for the first then got another on a grounder to With the outfield playing a Seguin pinchhitter flew out to Diaz in left to end the New Braunfels scored run of the game in the after Brett Zaeske walked with two Zaeske was the first baserunner allowed by who had retired the first five hitters he Yamas followed with another Zaeske scored from second when Ryan Ackers grounder was misplay ed by the shortstop and went into left Seguin scored both of its runs in the Johnny Reyes and the New Braunfels Babe Ruth 1415 team beat Seguin 32 Photo by Annelies Schlickenrieder third at that time taking a lead it would hold until Gonzales and Diaz tied the game in the Yamas first walk of the game and an error put two runners and Jason Koepp followed with an RBI single up the middle for his teams only hit of the The second run scored on a groun der to when the first basernah threw to the plate too late to catch the lead Yamas avoided further trouble with a strikeout and a groun der to end the It was the second win of the tourna ment for who also beat Seguin in New Braunfels In his two he gave up five hits and struck out 21 batters in fewer than 14 On Gonzales paced New Braunfels hitters with a 2for2 per He had one walk in addi tion to his two Angels place 5th at ASA championships The New Braunfels Angels com peted in the ASA state championships in finishing fifth with a 52 Both losses were against a Hooks Honeybees team which finished sec ond in the The 12andurider girls slowpitch softball tournament contained 34 teams from across the beginning play last The Angels first game was against the Baytown The Baytown team took an early 20 but the Angels quickly rebounded with an eightrun second which included Amanda Simons grand The team had eight hits in the including Simons homer and triples by Melinda Aguirre and DeDe The team stayed on a roll after winning the game Other standouts at the plate were Genevieve who hit scored three times and drove in Marci who hit 4for4 and scored three times Summer Scheel with 3for4 hitting and four RBIs and Jinny who went 2for3 with three runs and two Stand outs in the field were Shelley Brede water at first and Simons at Saturday the Angels faced Hooks in one of the best games of the The Honeybees took a 42 firstinning then added another run in the The Angels closed the gap in the fifth on a walk and consecutive sin gles by Ayala and Aguirres pinchhit double and sub sequent run on Ayalas RBI fielders choice forced extra after the Angels shut out Hooks in the bottom of the Allen led off the eighth with a She would have scored on a long sacrifice fly by but was ruled on a controversial call as leaving the base too The game remained deadlocked until the ninth when the Hon eybees scored the winning run for a The New Braunfels Angels placed fifth at the recent ASA state champ ionships in The which qualified for the ASA nationals with its 52 tournament will also compete in the TAAF state tournament this weekend in 65 Angels hitting leaders were Allen at Jennifer Allison at 3for4 and who hit 2for4 with two runs and two The defense was spearheaded by Allen at third and Bredewater at along with Simons at The loss knocked the Angels into the losers forcing four wins on Saturday to remain in the Against the Baytown the Angels broke a 11 tie with nine runs on 10 Simons hit a threerun Aguir a triple and RoxanneT hit a TV added five runs in the nex four on Simons second gr ad slam of the Si Allen and Scheel all hit 3 in the in which the ifense was led by Scheel and Emilie The following game was the first of three backtoback games for the with the team defeating the Baytown Flycatchers The team scored six runs on six including a triple by Aguirre and a double Scheel who would miss the remainder of the tour nament sprained her ankle in the same while beating a throw to Seven players had multiplehit led by Allisons 3for3 Simons and Bredewater led the team in the The New Braunfels team was close to elimination in the next trail ing the New Boston Bandits 64 in the fifth with time running Thomas led off the fifth with a and scored on Bredewaters Blue drove in the tying run with a The score remained tied until the when Kim Schneider advanced Bredewater to scoring posi Allison drove in Bredewater with a and Aguirre added insurance with a tworun The Angels held on in the bottom of the inning for a 96 Bredewater had 12 Simons and Thomas six assists to pace the The Angels were hoping to play the New Braunfels 11yearold the in the next but instead drew the the Baytown Lady The team swamped the Gators with a 12run rule Bredewa ter hit a grand slam while going 4for4 with three runs and Edwards hit 3for3 with a Aguirre and Simons all hit and Schneider went Bredewater and Ayala all had stellar defensive On the Angels again faced the Hooks team which had beaten them the previous The Honeybees scored three runs in the but New Braunfels answered with four runs on six hits including backtoback homers by Aguirre and The exhausted team allowed six Hooks runs in the the biggest inning of any Angels opponent during the The Angels narrowed the lead to 109 in the but did not score again in a 139 Bredewater and Wotipka each had three hits in the and Thomas had seven assists in the The fifthplace finish in the ASA tournament qualified the Angels for the national championships in Hurst from July 31August The team will also compete in the TAAF state championships in Austin on Saturday and Hoopla about strea mystifies Joe AP Joe Dimaggio understood what all the fuss was about 50 years He understand why people still treat him with such reverence Ask him why his mystique has and hell I have Jno idea Ask him why the sports press I has so painstakingly chronicled the f50th anniversary of his historic 56game hitting and hell roll his eyes around and Ive never experienced anything But start asking him about cer tain gahies in the and eyes light Hes able to come up with details others have long since Ihave a lot of vivid memories for something that happened 50 DiMaggio spent the 50th anniversary of the last of historic 56game hitting streak watching his hometown team Oakland Athletics play the team his New York Yankees faced on July the Cleveland This summer has been quite and Im not one whjp likes to have all this DiMag gio saidTuesday night as he was Honored in a pregame ceremony by the HIve never seen so many interviews Ive over the years bejng In I dont any of them DiMaggios streak ended on July he went with Wftlk in a 43 Yank ees victory Pver He hit into a double play against Cleve lands Jim fegby ta and DiMaggio gave credit two great defensive plays byK Indians third baseman Keiv l He had extended his streak to 56 games by going 3for4 with a During the DiMag gio went a In the ceremony organized by Athletics owner Walter DiMaggio returned to the San Francisco Bay his boyhood DiMaggio was born in near by Martinez and moved to San Francisco at the age of While playing for the San Fran cisco Seals of the Pacific Coast DiMaggio put together a 61game hitting still a modernday professional DiMaggio took time to com ment on Pete whose 44game hitting streak for pincin nati in 1978 is the closest anyone has come since to breaking the I thought Pete would do DiMaggio He had things going for But the one thing I didnt appreciate is that when he did get he blamed the pitcher for not throwing him a strike down the That upset me more than The Athletics presented DiMag gio with a plaque made up of 56 baseballs commemorating his The crowd was treated to a brief video tribute and speech by PiMaggip said he does not necessarily agree with those who say his record may never be who sprays the ball around has a he J just happened to be one who went
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