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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday 1993 HeraldZoitung Sports Richard Tijerina NLs staff doing fine without staff ace SEGUIN Oh those National Major League pitchers The New Braunfels 12 year olds have had every rea son to take an early exit from the District 31 Little League Tournament Just after the end of the regular season and AllStar teams were named National League pitcher Clifton Fisch er decided to take a run in the park While chasing his sister alt Landa Park Clifton fell and broke his arm Ouch All Fis cher was to the National League was the teams best pitcher and one of its top hit ters Thus far in the tournament hes watched the action from the bench still dressing out but wearing a hefty blue cast on his right arm But a funny thing has hap pened His National League teammates have found a way to survive And then some New Braunfels is 21 in the double elimination tourna ment and although theyre in the losefs bracket and facing a tournament death with one more loss theyre looking anything like lame ducks In fact they could be heading for a matchup with the New Braunfels American League which has looked awesome so far in the Seguin tourna ment But it isnt to be this time Nationals manager and Cliftons dad Kent Fischer isnt exactly playing the wait ing game The National League isnt playing like its ready to lose They dissected the Seguin National League Wednesday night In fact in all three games including their 71 debacle Tuesday at the hands of Seguin American New Braunfels has looked impres sive And whats more theyre doing it on the mound Three games Three com plete game performances from their starting pitcher And those three have not only been complete theyve been so good that New Braunfels has either won or been in the game close to the end Monday night Mark Moli na went the distance He was in trouble in spots giving up two first inning home runs but New Braunfels got the win Tuesday David Gillis was on the mound and even though New Braunfels won the Nationals were still within two runs late in the game On Wednesday Mark Noble pitched a solid game holding Seguin scoreless in the first three innings on the way to a 157 win Listen to this Fischer now says pitching is the National Leagues strong point Clifton is one of our top pitchers but the team has to recover from any injuries to win Weve got solid pitchers and a good And a solid offense New Braunfels has hit three homers in three games Cou ple that with good pitching and it could mean a date with New Braunfels American New Braunfels Elimination can wait another day Noble effort gives Nationals stellar pitching for third consecutive game By RICHARD TIJERINA Sports Editor SEQUIN Things could have looked better for the New Braunfels National Major League going into Wednesday nights game with the Seguin Nationals In the District 31 double elimina tion tournament the Nationals were down to their last loss after Tuesday nights 71 setback to Seguin American League down to their No 3 pitcher and playing for the third day in a row So all they did was breeze by Seguin Wednesday night 157 to stave off elimination and move into a Friday night game at New Braunfels did it all They pitched well fielded well made the spectacular defensive plays when they had to and delivered the big base hit when the opportunity came In short it was a Noble effort Mark Noble the National Leagues pitcher du jour looked sharp on the mound Wednesday night He gave up four hits through the first five innings and by the time Seguin scored runs in the final inning the score was already 155 and the out come academic New Braunfels manager Kent Fis cher said No 4 pitcher Ricky De Los Santos would start on the mound for the National League Friday night and that New Braunfels would be ready After all they will have gotten almost two days rest by then We were probably getting a bit weary from playing every Fish er said Now weVe got a little time off to regroup and get Wednesday nights win was a com plete reversal from Tuesday nights nightmare against the Seguin American League In that loss New Braunfels only run came on a Chris Tomerlin home run as Fischers National League struggled to solve the pitching of Seguins Kent Haltz Against the Seguin National League New Braunfels had no trouble offen sively at all They erupted for 15 runs their high est run count of the tournament and were led by Noble Noble helped him HeraldZeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Eddie Dahl slides safely Into home while Erneg PerezLeal waits for the throw home In the second Inning of Wednesday nights 157 New Braunfels National League win over Seguin In a Junior Boys game San Marcos beat New Braunfels 73 who now plays Friday self out by going 24 with a double and a home run He also scored three runs Nobles home run was the third in as many days for New Braunfels The Nationals broke open a 60 game in the fourth inning when they scored four runs led by Nobles homer New Braunfels added five more runs in the fifth inning We hit the ball much cleaner and played much sharper said Fisher Mark pitched a great game He really looked sharp Just about all of New Braunfels did They scored three runs in the first inning as Nicholas Dixon Eddie Dahl and Noble all crossed the plate In the second Dahl walked with one out moved to second on Tomerlins line drive single up the middle and scored on Mark Molinas RBI single past second base Tomerlin also scored on Reed Boy ds smash double to the centerfield wall New Braunfels scored every inning After scoring one run in the third New Braunfels erupted in the fourth and fifth Dynomite Girls Slow Pitch team takes state From staff reports The New Braunfels Dynomites visited Austin with high hopes of a good showing in the TAFF Slow Pitch State Tournament June 2627 They got that and more The Dynomites won the champi onship and now are heading to Bay town next weekend for the ASA State Playoffs in Bay town At the TAFF tournament the Dyn oMites first game on the 26th was postponed due to rain Later that day they opened the tournament with the Hurst Warriors In the first inning Cali Courtney and Jenise Harborth scored with hits from April Tuch Courtney Pillsbury Kylie Adams and Rebecca Espinosa The Warriors were held to three runs in New Braunfels 73 win The DynoMites next faced the Lubbock Angels later that day New Braunfels scored five runs in the first inning as Courtney Harborth Tuch Adams and Espinosa all crossed the plate New Braunfels built up a 51 lead after three innings They added two more runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth but Lubbock came back with five runs in the fifth to cut Members of the New Braunfels Dynomites Include front row left to right Misty Roberts Kylle Adams Jenise Harborth Re becca Espinosa Tanya Castllleja Dorothy May second row Jennifer Ybarra Courtney Pillsbury Rayanne Tlmmermann Joy Orr Call Courtney April Tuch back row Coach Gary Tuch Coach Dennis Harborth Coach Cllf Courtney the Dynomites lead to 86 Joy Orr scored for New Braunfels in the sixth and Espinosa added another run in the seventh as the Dyn oMites held on for a 106 win New Braunfels then met the Bay town Eliminators Both teams remained scoreless until Espinosa and Rayanne Timmermann scored for New Braunfels in the fifth inning to put the DynoMites up 31 In the sixth New Braunfels added two more runs but Baytown scored four times to tie the game That tie lasted until the seventh inning when Orr and Tuch scored New Braunfels won the game 75 The Dynomites met up with the undefeated Hurst Royals Sunday morning In the first inning Orr scored after a double by Harborth New Braunfels added three more runs in the second highlighted by Courtneys home run The Dyno Mites gave up four runs to the Royals in the fifth inning but they went on to win anyway 125 Their next opponent proved to be a familiar one the Royals as the two met up for what proved to be the championship game The Dynomites who had been playing superb defense throughout the tournament saved their best defen sive effort for last New Braunfels gave up only two runs in its 52 win for the title Adams scored in the second inning though the Royals tied the game in their next atbat Hurst scored its final run in the sixth inning but New Braunfels scored three in the fourth and one more in the seventh to end the scoring 52 The real star of the game however was the New Braunfels defense which stopped several Hurst hits and rallies with numerous double plays and spectacular catches The game ended in appropriate fash ion as well Seguin rallied for two runs in the sixth inning but left fieider Eddie Dahls diving catch of Marshall Sanafers line drive ended the game Eddies made two of those game saving catches in the said Fischer Weve all been playing well defensively and our pitching has been great Patriots sign QB Bledsoe to contract By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON Drew Bledsoe needs time to get used to his overnight rise to riches just as hell need patience before New England Patriots coach Bill Par cells lets him quarterback the team He hopes the second adjustment comes sooner than the first Money doesnt bring the top choice in Aprils NFL draft said Tuesday after signing a sixyear con tract A big goal of mine is to change as little as possible because Im pretty happy right The contract is the heaviest com mitment that a team has ever made to a draft choice said Leigh Steinberg Bledspes agent Steinberg said the deal signed nine days before training camp is worth an average of million per year plac ing its value at million with a million signing bonus was paid up front Parcells who was not at the news conference has said he may not start Bledsoe immediately Sports Bulletins Quotable Softball tourney The 12th Annual BlackEyed Pea Softball Tournament will be held July 1617 in Athens Format is sanctioned state and divi sional qualifier and the tournament is a double elimination event There are mens and E classes with a 32team limit Cost is for regis tered teams for teams Awards include individual trophies for first place champion team individual Tshirts for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place teams and team trophies for 1st 2nd 3rd and 4th place Entry deadline is July 14 by noon For more information call 903 6759154 Outdoor Expo Two internationally influential recreation advocates Inter national Sportsmens Expositions and Game Con servation International have joined to launch the Texas International Sportsmen Exposition GAME COIN a fiveday exposition of sport fishing and shooting sports education set for Feb ruary 1994 in the Alamodome The San Antonio Expo will incorporate GAME COINS traditional special events includ ing its annual meeting with a roster of prominent wildlife conservation speakers a spectacular col lection of wildlife art an auction and big game fishing and hunting trips Information on the Expo is available from ISE at 800 5456100 or 210 8247509 Jr Ranger Camp Youths between the ages of 11 and 15 may develop an understanding of local park ranger duties responsibilities job skills and tasks dur ing the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Departments Jr Ranger Camp in Landa Park Sessions run from July 1214 and August 24 For information call 6082160 He tosses nickels around like man hole Mike Dttka on former coach George Halas
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