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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas iporttDtty To talk with Spdfts Editor Thomas Qodtey about Sports call 6259144 ext 24 i iu Sports briefs 4 h enters 27th job has at N 13 years Showdown looms for NB UAUU From staff and submitted reports matter how you slice it New Braunfels will come up a winner at the Little League 10yearold AllStan Tour nament Either the New Braunfels National or New Braunfels American AllStars will stand atop the tournament as the only unde feated team after the first week of action That scenario was created when both teams emerged from the second round with out a loss Wednesday setting up a show down on Saturday Coming off a 1611 win over Canyon Lake on Monday the NB American All Stars again demonstrated a potent offense by beating tournament host Lockhart 122 Wednesday night in a 10run rule shortened contest Garrett Machalec pitched the entire game for the victory and kept the Lockhart lineup off stride with an effective mixture of balls and curves Leading the offense was Aaron Garcia with three hits Machalec and Bradley Bevil added two hits each Bevil also scored three runs Meanwhile the NB American AllStars stayed unbeaten in two close games On Monday they squeezed by the San Marcos AllStars Purple team in a wild 1110 scor ing battle They followed it up with a 65 victory over Luling on Wednesday The NB AmericanNational showdown is set for Saturday at 6 as both teams aim for sole possession of the winners The winner will be in the drivers scat earn ing 4 threeday rest before playing in what could amount to the District 31 North Zone Championship on Tuesday The team coming out of the losers brack et would have to knock off the undefeated team twice in order to take the champi onship title in the double elimination tour nament The under 12AllStars will continue tour nament play into the middle of next week The 12andolder AllStars began practice this week for the start of their District 31 North Zone campaign which begins on July 1 The Sr League tournament will be host ed by New Braunfels Hotel man filed false report in Irvin drug case DALLAS AP The night manager of the hotel where Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin and three others were arrested with marijuana and cocaine testified Thursday nobody had com plained about noise in their room Mike Bailey admitted he filed a false report to police when he told them others were being bothered by the noise from Irvins hotel room prompting Irvins attorneys to claim the search was illegal People are complaining down below Bailey is heard saying on a tape recording He testified Thursday that the room below theirs was empty On Wednesday a motel security guard testi fied that he knew Irvin was in the room before he called police He told them police that Michael Irvin was in the room with some Rufus High said Thursday was the fifth day of pretrial hearings in the case which is scheduled to go to trial June 25 Police say Irvin 30 his former teammate Alfredo Roberts 31 and Jasmine Jennipher Nabwangu and Angela Renee Beck both 22 were found in at the Residence Inn on March 4 with drugs Roberts has never been charged Their April I indictments were thrown out last week because of a faulty grand juror but they were quickly reindicted and the trial date was only pushed back by one day smMyna photo by MICHAEL DARNAL Anne Smith putts for par Thursday during the Sundance Ladies Invitational Sixteen players In the fourperson scramble competed in the first annual tournament The Northern Hills team won with a 1under 57 Olympic sprinters get ready Johnson Torrence take aim at trials today in Atlanta ByHAL BOCK AP Sports Writer No 2 Muster pulls out of Wimbledon HALLE Germany AP American Jim Courier moved into the quarterfinals Thursday at the Halle grass court tennis tournament after topseeded Thomas Muster of Austria lost a threegame match and announced he was cancelling out at Wimbledon next week Muster went ahead 64 in the first set against world No 59 Brett Steven of New Zealand and was ahead 10 in the second he was hampered by pain in his bandaged left thigh dropping the last two sets Shortly after the match Muster ranked No 2 in the world told reporters he was going to pull out of Wimbledon next week and take time off to cure a nagging problem in his left thigh This injury brings the consequence that I wont play Muster said after the match In nine weeks Ive had six days off and thats just not enough so Ill have to leave Wimbledon he said Courier defeated a surprisingly strong new comer Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 63 64 to move to the quarter finals The 18yearold Kiefer put up a good battle against former world No 1 Courier but in the end experience won out over youth In other matches Richey Reneberg of the United States needed only 45 minutes to win overGermanys Hen drik Dreekmann Muster looking subdued said he was dis appointed about pulling out of Wimbledon because he was doing well for a change on grass Ive played well on grass but unfortunate In nine weeks Ive had six days off and thats just not Thomas Muster ly my body didnt hold up In the last week Ive been troubled by this injury so I think it doesnt really make sense for me to go and play he said The 28yearold Austrian who earlier this week had said the seeding at Wimbledon was a after he learned he was seeded sev enth said pulling out of the prestigious event was due to his injury and nothing else ATLANTA AP Halfway home Michael Johnson and Gwen Torrence embark on the second part of their ambitious Olympic doubles Friday at the track and field trials Torrence winner of the womens 100 meters begins chasing a berth in the 200 a race she won at the 1992 Olympics Johnsons task is more complicated He won the 400 Wednesday night stretching his victory streak at the distance to 53 finals with the third fastest time ever seconds just short of Butch Reynolds world record Now he goes in the 200 an unusual combination never achieved by a man in the Olympics Johnson overcame a mistake at the start of the 400 when he didnt blast off as quickly as he had planned What if the same thing happens in the 200 If I dont get out in the Johnson said the race is over This is a different race and a different mindset Ive got to get meaner The 400 is a strategic race The 200 is a tech nical race In the 400 strategy can change In the 200 there are no decisions to be made Theres a lot less room for mistakes I try to do things in the 200 that I dont do in the 400 A mental switch has to take Johnson has won 20 straight 200 finals He has not lost at the distance in an outdoor final since July 6 1994 when he finished fourth The eventual target for Johnson is an unprecedented Olympic double in the 200 and 400 It will not be easy because the field includes Dennis Mitchell Jon Drummond and Michael Marsh the three members of the 100meter team Marsh owns the American record of Marsh gave Johnson all he could handle in last months Atlanta Grand Prix race losing by 05 seconds Jeff Williams who said Johnsons streak would be history after this race has a this season Wagner stifles Dodgers5 bats lifts Astros to 42 win By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES AP Whether or not he wants to admit it Houston Astros reliever Billy Wagner has begun to estab lish himself as a major league strikeout pitcher in a short time The rookie lefthander fanned seven of the first nine Los Angeles Dodgers he faced during a 2 23 inning stint Thurs day night as the Astros climbed into a firstplace tie in the NL Central with a 4 2 victory I threw a couple of good breaking balls and that kind of entered in the back of their minds that I had a curve ball too So that helped a little said Wagner who has 23 strikeouts in 14 23 innings this season I dont like to call myself a strikeout pitcher but I go in there and that seems to Wagner who turns 25 on Tuesday turned a lot of heads even before he was recalled from TripleA Tucson on June 2 In 1994 his second professional season after the Astros picked him in the 12th round of the June 1993 draft Wagner had 204 strikeouts for Quad City In 402 innings overall during his minor league career he struck out 478 Wagner was throwing hard as said Delino DeShields whose twoout double in the ninth was the only hit off Wagner I hadnt seen a lefty throw that hard in a BALTIMORE AP David Wells pitched 7 13 gritty innings to earn his first victory in a month as the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 32 Thursday Sports briers Belle suspensed for 1 game NEW YORK AP After nearly three weeks of discussion and debate Albert Belle will miss just one day for his collision with Fernando Vina AL president Gene Budig facing a possible lawsuit by Belle if he didnt settle the case agreed to a deaj proposed by the players asso ciation Rather than serve a threegame suspen sion Belle will miss Clevelands doubleheader today against New York and pay a fine Budig originally imposed a fivegame sus pension for Belles forearm hit May 31 on Vina the second baseman for Milwaukee Following a hearing last week Budig cut the ban to three games Griffey undergoes surgery SEATTLE AP Seattle Mariners out fielder Ken Griffey Jr underwent hand surgery and is expected to be sidelined about a month Team physician Larry Pedegana removed a chippedoff piece of the hamate bone in the heel of Griffeys right hand during a 40minute pro cedure Because the bone is so small repairing it was not feasible Griffey hitting 299 with 23 home runs and 60 RBIs in 67 games was injured during Wednes day nights game against Toronto while fouling off a pitch in the third inning Dykstra out for season PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra will have back surgery and will miss at least the rest of the season and former catcher Darren Daulton is coming back not in left field but at first base Dykstra 33 on the disabled list since May 21 said he would have surgery for spinal stenosis within three weeks Daulton 34 has been on the disabled list since April because of right knee problems
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