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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas                                HeraldZettung O Sunday July 0 7 A Sports Day NB Red takes Senior League AllStars battle By THOMAS GODLEY Sports Editor Chris Innings against the NB Horald Zeltung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Ryder of the New Braunfels Senior League AllStars Red team had a nohitter In five and onethird Blue team Friday night at Cougar Field In a game where New Braunfels would emerge with a winning team either way it was age that proved to be the difference The NB Red team comprised of 15 year old players won 60 over the NB Blue team which featured 14yearold players in the Senior League District 31 Tournament on Friday night at Canyon High Schools Cougar Field With the victory NB Red advances to the next round and will face San Marcos on Tuesday at 8 The loss knocks the NB Red team out of the doubleelimination tournament NB Blue Coach Kery players had made it to the state tourna ment last year in the 13yearold boys division put the defeat down to expe rience Scoring NBFted 13020008B 1 NBBlUe 0000000013 The boys werent ready to go on vaca tion just yet but it looks like this is the end of the Noble said All they can do is learn from it They will be bet ter next year when they face 15year old boys For NB Red there was no time like the present In the first inning Brian Jung hit a shot down the first base line to drive in the first run on a bobbled ball Three more runs came in the second when Josh Salge James Martin and Matt Harrison each reached base with singles Clint Kingsbury then smacked a 2 RBI single that drove in two runs Chad Wehe singled to drive in the fourth run In the fourth NB Blue took advan tage of walks and errors Wehe and Har rison crossed the plate on passed balls to Former coaches given probation in recruiting scandal IXPtlllkl It 11 I11 il 1 T I t f 1 l T t By KEVIN OHANLON Associated Press Writer WACO Texas AP In granting probation to three former Baylor Uni versity assistan basketball coaches con victed of conspiracy and fraud in a recruiting scheme a federal judge chas tised prosecutors for pursuing the case District Judge Walter Smith Jr said he had no legal grounds to dismiss a jurys verdict i i April that Kevin Gray 40 Troy Drummond 26 and Gary Thomas 32 w re guilty of federal con spiracy and wiie and mail fraud charges But Smith sdd Congress clearly nev er meant the law to be applied in that manner If a motion for judgment of acquittal could be based on the governments extreme lack of prosecutorial judgment none of the motions could even be Smith wrote Gray Drummond and Thomas embraced and wept tears of joy in the courtroom after the probated sentences were announced They could have been sentenced up to five years in prison and fined up to on each count The coaches were found guilty of giv ing junior college players term papers and of changing their test scores to help them qualify for admission to Baylor which was offering them basketball scholarships The mail fraud and wire fraud charges were filed because fax equipment and the Postal Service were used Smith said case law requires that there be a tangible loss of goods or property as a result of the fraud that the coaches intended to cause that loss and that they gained from it There is no financial in this Smith said Prosecutors had argued that the men cost Baylor University more than including the cost of the schol arships given to the recruits who cheated revenues lost from the schools self imposed ban on television appearances and the cost of the NCAA investigation Presentence reports which judges use to help determine a defendants sen tence called for jail time for the men They knew it was wrong to do what they did Yet they did it cheat ing and lying I dont think that behavior is condoned by the Assistant Attorney John Phinizy said But Smith granted probation saying he was influenced by the mens forthright admission in court that they did wrong I tried to be a good solid individual citizen I think sometimes you get overzealous It wasnt the right thing to Gray said Drummond said he had hurt a lot of people and I apologize for that Id just like a chance to get on with my Thomas said I know what I did was wrong My job and my reputation are Jason Ervin Marcus Thompson Shan non Brantley and Tyrone Davis were held out of the 199394 season Jerome Lambert was allowed to play and led balls to push the lead to 60 Chris Ryder had only two walks pitched a nohitter through five and on third innings for NB Red Josh Salge came in to close it out and gave up one hit Defensively NB Red committed only one error in the game The defense was highlighted by Tyson Carroll in the fourth inning when he ran down a fly ball hit to deep center field With two outs and the runners going the catch saved two runs NB Red Coach Dennis Wehe said both teams played solid baseball and experience was the key Being one year older does make a big Wehe said They are a good ball club and could go all the way next As for NB Reds next opponent Wehe said his team is looking forward to the rematch with San Marcos after losing 108 in extra innings on Monday CATCH ALL THE SCORES IN the HemldZcitung Massage 6200615 Sports Briefs WIMBLEDON England AP On the 10th anniversary of his first Wim bledon triumf h Boris Becker pulled off one of his big jest victories beating top seeded Andre Agassi to reach the final against seconlseeded Pete Sampras Down one set and 14 in the second the thirdseed d Becker rallied for a 26 76 64 76 71 victory The result set up a championship match against Sampras the twotime defending champion who survived 38 aces to beat fourthseeded Goran Ivani sevic 76 Becker whp also won the title in 1986 Agassi for the first time in and 1989 be six years afte MINNEA nesota Twin eight straight defeats OLIS AP The Min dealt another holdover from their 1991 World Series team send ing Scott Erickson to Baltimore for rook ie pitcher Scott Klingenbeck and a play er to be named only 13 hours after trad ing Rick Aguilera to Boston Seeking to cut their payroll the trade leaves Minnesota the worst team in the majors with only five players from its last championship season Erickson 27 is 46 with a ERA Lifetime hes 6160 with a ERA Klingenbeck 24 is 22 with a ERA TAMPA Fla AP Darryl Straw berry made an hour visit to Shriners Hos pital for crippled children where he also broke a twoweek silence about his return to baseball In nine minorleague games since his return seven with the New York Yan kees Gulf Coast rookie league club and two with the teams Class A Florida State League affiliate Strawberry is batting 241 7for29 with two doubles and one homer DENVER AP The Colorado Rockies became the 58th team in Nation al League history to hit three consecutive home runs when Larry Walker Andres Galarraga and Vinny Castilla homered off Expos reliever Gabe White in a four run second inning LEMONT 111 AP Jay Haas birdied the final two holes to take the secondround lead in the Western Open Haas who trailed Tom Watson by one stroke after the opening round shot a 4underpar 68 for a twoday total of 7 under37 Watson looking for his first tour vic tory since 1987 was two back along with Steve Lowery and Brett Ogle was another stroke behind after a 71 MASON Ohio AP Mike Hill shot a 7underpar 64 for a twoshot lead after the first round of the Kroger Senior Classic Ben Smith Gay Brewer Sneed and Isao Aoki were at 66 and five players shot 67 Two bogeys on the back side left defending champion Jim Colbert at 69 along with crowd favorite Chi Chi Rodriguez SYLVANIA Ohio AP Former champion Jane Geddes and partner Colleen Walker shot 5underpar 66s to share the firstround lead in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic JUNIOR GOLF LESSONS JULY 1014 Par Tee Golf Center per student AQ6S 817 Call 3034653 for more information and to sign up Baseball fans still have some reasons to cheer AP that it seems hip to hate baseball or at east to be REAL angry at baseball how a xmt a reminder of why the game a nation al treasure In a year wh n attendance is down and apathy is up tie little things that make baseball great are the same things that people forget when they stop paying atten tion What follows is a list of 10 things some obvious sthers exbase ball fans may want to be reminded of before they swsaroff the game forever EN AND EDDIE MUR RAY Any baseball fan even this sea sons legions c you about the disgruntled fans can tell games history Ripken may make it ir September when he pass es Lou Gehrig with his th hit No other sport has such a distinguished past and no other sport embrace 2 NOMC TOMORRO Watch Hideo blow away bitters one day see Greg Maddux carvt Baseball is thi up hitters the next night only pro sport played by early every day for six rdays loss is easier to for get its first bi night at the Al Denver Came 4 RADIO theres nolhin signs autogr Fielder tosses money to charity and give away tickets things you dont hear about too often these days when players are portrayed as greedy 6 HOME RUN HEROES Whether its Ron Gant Chipper Jones or Jim Thome one late swing can make a star Already 31 games this season have end ed on a home run matching the entire total from 1994 7 PLAYOFF POSSIBILITIES This looks like it will be the year we finally see the expanded playoff format in action Traditionalists say its part of the NHL ization of baseball but with so many teams so close there are sure to be races 8 SATISFYING STATS Whether youre an avid rotisserie player or a casu all the initials that are accepted as words by baseball fans RBI ERA E 9 TAKE TWO AND SIT IN RIGHT Theres free admission for kids in Can dlestick Park open seating in Kansas City and discount tickets all over In a day and time when a ticket to an NBA game will usually cost at least hockey costs even more and pro football tickets are nearly impossible to come by a baseball ticket usually costs about 10 NEW AGE Baseball always seems to replenish itself with young stars While Nolan Ryan is gone and Andre Dawson and Alan Trammell are going tune in Tuesday night and see the games nature in Raul Mondesi Frank Thomas Mike STATION Ladies Brunch Evcrs Sunday 11 MII pin Crepes Childs menu and Regular menu available MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES Lit Machine Swimming Pool in season Personalized Weight Trainino NO HASSLES 1 Programs Weights Classes Tub WaDyball Basketball Racquetball ATHI FT1C IID 943 Kin9 Arthur Murray made it last week its past like baseball TODAY MADDUX Want daily drama Nomo and John Smoltz every team r months Yeste get if your favorite team wins today 3 WRIGLHY CAMDEN AND THE JAKE The E allpark in Arlington will national splash Tuesday Star game Coors Field in en Yards in Baltimore and Jacobs Field ir Cleveland have revitalized downtowns nd brought back sellout crowds More neat new ballparks are on the way too DAYS Whether its Jack Buck in St Lniis Bob Murphy in New York Bob Uecker in Milwaukee Jon Miller in Bait more or Vin Scully in Los Angeles the lamiliar voices of longtime announcers are a reassuring sound on a spring aftemcon or a summer evening Even with so many games on television like a nice long listen Tony Gwynn ph after autograph Cecil batting gloves into the stands and oil er players routinely donate ParTee Center Beginner Intermediate Group Golf Lessons Starting Week of July 17 MEN Monday Wednesday Evenings 7 to 8 LADIES Tuesday Thursday Evenings 7 to 8 Series of Six Lessons 3 Weeks for Whole Series or Per Lesson Price Includes Range Balls and Clubs for Lessons For more information or to sign up call 303GOLF 3034653 Individual Lessons Also Available Lighted Driving Range Open Until 10 Every Night Par Tee 9Hole Golf Course Open from 8 to Dark Everyday Call Jerry Greiner for More Information 2765 Hwy 46 N Seguin 3034653 Basketball Clinic for kids ages 10 and up their parents and other interested adults featuring Spurs groats GEORGE GERVIN and JOHNNY MOORE Monday July 24th 12 noon to pm New Braunfels High School Gymnasium Mr Gervin and Mr Moore will demonstrate their basketball mastery and wisdom work with the kids and share a personal message about the importance of staying in school and staying drugfree Please join us For more info call 6292163 The first 100 kids will receive coupons from Whataburger and dont forget to sign up at Whataburger the week before for autographed items to be given away at the clinic This community message for the benefit of our youth has been sponsored by Citizens Bank A project of the San Antonio Spurs Whataburger and the New Braunfels Downtown Rotary Club   

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