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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 5, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas May Sports New Braunfels Heights sneaks by Unicorns in extra innings By DOUGLAS PIL3 In a fashion that typified the 1993 the New Braunfels Unicorns dropped a 32 extra inning decision to Alamo Heights Tuesday night to end the year 11 13 overall and 68 in District The Unicorns left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth atid had the tying run at second in the but could not get the opportune Head Coach Neal Miller said not finding a way to get the timely hit hurt the team all We played pretty we just didnt hit the Miller We sprayed the ball around a little but we didnt hit it at the right We had guys on base and didnt get the Thats kind of been the story of our Weve had some games where weve gotten a bunch of runs on a few but then weve had tonsofbaserunnera and we couldnt get any Its been kind of a mixed up New Braunfels went into the bottom of the seventh down 20 after Robert Aderhold tripled and scored in the fifth and Charlie Tassos scored on a Bruce Lans ford single in the top of the sev Jeff Gonzales started the rally with a single after a strike Jeff Juarez singled to put runners at first and Gon zales scored on a wild pitch and Brent Borgfeld hit a sacrifice fly to bring Juarez home for the tying Jaye Garza followed with an infield but a strikeout ended the The Mules retook the lead in the top of the eighth after Mike Hardy doubled and Tassos sin gled him Sal Diaz beat out a infield single in the bottom of the inning and Gonzales blooped a single to Albert Villarreal missed being safe on a dropped third strike by a step to end the For the second straight the Unicorns led off the game with an abundance of youth seven Miller said he was pleased with their perfor mance and looks forward to next Gonzales led the New Braun fels at the going Jesse Morales and Juarez were lfor3 and Diaz and Garza were ALAMO HEIGHTS 000 010 6 3 NEW BRAUNFELS 000 000 6 2 Bruce Dayne Masters W Charlie Brent Borgfeld L New Braunfels New Braunfels Jesse Morales swings through on a pitch in the Unicornss 32 loss to Alamo Photo by Karta Robles drives in three for 43 win Cougars edge SV to end season l r 1 r By DOUGLAS P1LS HeraldZeltung At a time when emotions could have led to a bad which at times it was in the Canyon and Smithson Valley played above the hoopla Tuesday night for a classic in the Comal County The Cougars slipped out of 1993 with a 43 victory when Ranger right fielder couldnt quite get to Marty Robles blooper to shallow allowing Danny Ortiz to score the winning run from second the game itself will long be remembered as a battle of wills and a testament to the fact that a good oldfashioned rivalry the best in Until the fifth the game was marked by the strong pitch ing of Canyons Trey Daffin and SVs Jason Long and some defen sive Cougar catcher Jake Williford threw out the Rangers speedy Clinton Hajek to negate a first inning Firstbaseman Lance Berkman made a nice over theshoulder catch of a popup by Long and in the fourth shortstop Brett Zaeske took a bad hop to throw out Dusty Lowery and went deep in the hole to catch Long by a For the Rangers Long snagged a bunt popup by Robles to start a double play in the first and Brad Staats saved a run in the With Todd Mitchell running for Willifefrd at third Staats let a pitch drib ble about 15 feet from home As the senior catcher went after the Mitchell broke for the but Staats was back in time to apply the All of this led up to a combined sixrun fifth Daffin had only faced one batter above the minimum and Long 37 had only faced three more than he had two of which were hits by Johnny Daffin was cruising along with a nohitter until he hit a wall in the fifth and could not throw Cougars Rangers 3 SMITHSON h bl Moreno Hajek l 3000 Herring Small Haynea Smith Barmy Totals 233 2 3 CANYON Daflln Van Noy d Robto p or rt BaKman ib Scnaw H Zawke si Cannon 20 WIIMord c Mitchell ci Ortiz H ab r h b 3010 000 0 1 3 000 0 1 0 000 030 000 1 1 0 000 00 2 1 1 25 4 84 SmUhsbn Valley 000 030 03 2 4 Canyon 000 030 14 8 0 xno outi when winning run was E Her DP Srrtlhion Valwy Canyon SB LOB Smltnson Valley Canyon 28 IP H R BB SO 68424 SMITHSON VALLEY Jason Long 37 TreyDatlln 4 0362 Maly Robles 33 32004 He walked four including Matt Ramsey to walk in Jonathan Herring for the first Daffin was pulled with a nohitter and he was behind 10 with the bases I came out tonight jokingly saying I wanted a but I just didnt want to walk Daffin When it rains it Once I lose I cant find it I was trying to throw strikes as hard as I but it was almost Im just glad we Marty Robles 33 came on to face sophomore Jason Troncale with the bases Troncale hit a high chopper to Thomas Cannon at The ball was too high to make a play at the plate as Staats scored and there was no play at as Berkman had moved over to make a play on the Mark Moreno fol lowed with an almost identical hit for an RBI to score Brad but Berkman stayed at first to record the Down Cannon led off the bottom half with a Canyon put runners on first and second when Troncale couldnt handle a throw from Herring on a possi ble double play Two pitches Ortiz lined a long single off the wall in left field scoring Can Daffin grounded out to advance the runners to second and Page 9 A Canyon junior Lance Berkman stretches for a ball at first base in the Cougars 43 win over Smlthson Valley Tuesday Photo by Karta Wenzel and Robles lined a single past the mound to score Mitchell and Ortiz led off the bottom of the seventh with a Dnffin moved him over with a sacrifice bunt and Robles blooped the first Robles ended his Canyon play ing days with three RBls and the win to even his mark at Trey was doing a great he just lost his control a Robles MI came in and just put the ball in I thought it was great effort by the I just threw strikes and kept the ball low with the wind blowing out of here to keep the runs Smith son Valley head coach Keith Brown said his team came prepared to Jason came back and pitched another thats 14 Brown He did a heck of a I hate to lose to those Im proud of the We played as hard as we could possibly play and we were ready to Canyon head coach Ralph Behrend said the game was a good example of how even the dis trict was this It was a typical ballgame for this Behrend I think this district is as even as Ive seen one in a long Smithson Valley played us tough and everybody played There was probably only two or three ballgames all season where somebody blew someone The rest of the time it was tough base We finished on an so weve got something to build Sports Bulletins Allcomers track meet Tim Hooker is putting on an allcomers track meet for all ages May 22 at Unicorn Stadium on the New Braunfels School This is the first year Hook er has put on such an event and he hopes that the event will become the New Braun fels City There will be eight different age starting at 5 and under going up to 40 and There will be a entry to the stadium and once inside competitors can compete in as many events as they The field long high jump and shot will begin at 8 with the running events starting at 9 The running events will run in this order meters and the Those 10 and under will start the high jump at 8 with those 11 and over scheduled to start at 10 The shot put competition will begin at 8 for those 13 and over and a 10 for those 12 and under and vice versa for the long Medals will be awarded to all first with ribbons being awarded for the next For any questions call Tim Hooker at Smlthson Valley High School Summer Basketball Camps Coach Bill MacLeay of Smithson Valley High School is conducting two weeks of summer basketball camps for the boys and girls of Comal Separate morning 9 noon and afternoon sessions will be offered to different grade levels at the high school The first camps will be held June with grades 34 in the morning and 56 in the The second camps will be held June with seventh and eighth graders in the morning and ninth graders in the These camps will stress individual and team concepts of defense and tran A particular emphasis will be placed on shooting and individual offensive The cost is per camper and enroll ment will limited to 48 during each This will ensure an teachertoathlete ratio and maximum Locker room facilities will be although each camper must provide own workout gym locks and tow Applications can be picked up at Smithson Valley High School and must be turned in by May For any questions call Bill MacLeay at the high school at Fifth Annual River City Summer Slam Basketball Camp Camp coordinators Cliff New Braunfels head and Kenny Canyon head are making plans for the Fifth Annual River City Summer Slam Basketball Camp to be held June 14 at Canyon High Boys and girls cur rently in grades 25 will meet from 9 to while those in grades 68 will have an afternoon session from 14 The preregistration cost for the camp is which includes the a free official written evaluations and awards for com Applications are available at each campus in New Braunfels and Canyon Questions pan be answered by calling Cliff Wilkins at 625 6271 at NBHS or 6200326 Douglas Pils Basketball in life after sports Is it or is it just a little harder and harder each year to get motivated for basket ball in May With the NFL draftand the Stanley Cup playoffs going basketball is just in the words of a famous staff emo tionally I realize that money plays a big part in this but are 20 extra regular season games worth of beer and conces sion revenue really worth all of this The Knicks will beat the The Bulls laughed at the Hawks and right now thats all that The way the Western Confer ence is playing hot potato with the Knicks and Bulls might as well be the championship But we have to waste our time on a seven game series before We even get to that and another for the actual championship Hockey is not much better with its long but nobody really cares about the NHL until it comes down to Cup time How about those Pen guins Growing up It dawned on me this morning that last nights baseball finales brought to a close the sports careers of many high school athletes around the Knowing from this is a very disheartening Never again will these young men be so dependent on a team of peers to sur vive ahd to Thats a scary moment when you finally stand back from what youve trained to do for the better part of six Its time to step out on your own and face the hard truth 95 percent of you are not going to play college Thats the dream of every kid who ever slips on a uni Most have already realized but some will fight There are those that will beat the odds and make it with a but those are the fortunate For the its time to start thinking about what to major in and whether to live on or off Trust me on off campus is the only way to I didnt realize it when my 1600meter relay team fin ished fifth instead of the anticipated second at that district meet many eons but the years I spent in athletics prepared me to go out and You dont want to think about adults being right when youre especially that coach in eighth grade who gave you The value of hard work and diligence is measured in points and hits in high school Those two qualities jump tenfold if you carry them with you to whatever you do col it doesnt Tuesday night I watched class acts like Jason Brad Marty Robles and their friends end their high school careers and start the rest of their
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