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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas HeraldZeituna 0 Tuesday June Sports Day To talk with Sports Editor Tom Erickson about Sports Day call 6259144 Ext 223 Readers can send email to HZsports@aol.com HeraldZeitung Sports Day The Press Comal County Sports Events are listed according to timeliness and as space allows Southwest Texas State 707 football tournament Southwest Texas State University will offer a 707 tour nament for high school age youth on Saturday Play begins at 8 and will last through the day For more information on the oneday passing tournament call the Bobcat football office at 512 2452587 TriCounty InLine Hockey League summer season The TriCounty InLine Hockey League has begun its registration for the summer sea son All youth ages 7 and up and adults from the tricounty area are encouraged to partici pate Games are played on week ends using a Stratadome Portable InLine Hockey Rink which is set up at OakRun School in New Braunfels Registrations will be accept ed until Saturday and the first games start on June 21 For forms or more information call 6090777 Sundance Golf Course tournament Sundance Golf Course will sponsor a tourna ment on Saturday The tournament will begin at and use a modified scramble format The entry fee is For more information call the pro shop at 6293817 Sits Peter and Paul volleyball soccer signups Registration for girls volley ball ages 8 to 17 and boys and girls soccer ages 417 will be on Sunday and June 22 from 10 to noon at the front steps of the Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church Play will begin for both sports in early September Volunteers are needed for coaches team moms conces sion stand workers and field maintenance Call either Anthony Klar at 6091694 or Daryl Pawelek at 6064334 for more information Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp The New Braunfels Youth Soccer Association will sponsor the Guadalupe Soccer Academy Summer Camp in June at the HEB Soccer Complex Gamps will be conducted from to June 20 and 2327 Openings are still available for the remaining weeks of camp For more information call 210 7323793 or 6066722 New Braunfels HS Camp Volleyball 1997 Camp Volleyball 97 is set for June 1620 at New Braunfels High School Sessions will run from 9 to noon each day and are open to girls in third through sixthgrades For more information call Phyllis Fowler at 9052168 Canyon HS Strength and Conditioning Camp Canyon High School will sponsor its second annual I Strength and Conditioning Camp June 1619 at the Cougar Den Sessions will run from 8 to 10 and 10 to noon each day The camp is open to boys and girls in grades six seven and eight who want to improve their performance in strength speed power and agility Dan Burk a certified strength and conditioning specialist and USWF Level One Olympic weightlifting coach will lead the camp The registration fee is For more information or to register call Burk at 6256251 or 6207634 Major League Championship Reds 20 Athletics 0 Seeing red Minor League Championship Astros 14 Rockies 11 Athletics become Reds final victim in championship Astros hold off Rockies take Minor League title By TOM ERICKSON Sports Editor Good baseball teams usually win champi onships with pitching and defense but the abil ity to score 20 runs doesnt hurt either The Reds did all of those things on Saturday capping off an undefeated season with a 200 victory against the Athletics in the Major League City Championship game Reds pitcher Justin Delgado showed power from both the plate and the mound hitting a tworun homer in the fourth inning and pitching a onehit shutout Delgado was perfect for 2 innings and had a nohitter until Brock Winzler led off the fourth inning with a single He struck out 12 As batters and walked just two The Reds gave Delgado plenty of runs to work with as well scoring four in the first inning six in the second three in the third four in the fourth and three in the fifth Eleven of the 12 Reds who batted in the game reached base and seven had at least one hit The victory gave the Reds a 150 record for the season The As finished with a record of 9 6 The Minor League Championship originally scheduled for Friday night was moved to Saturday because of the heavy rains that fell in the area The extra day of waiting made the game between the Astros and Rockies all the better however After leaping out to an early lead the Astros held on for a 1411 victory The Rockies put the heat on in the bottom of the sixth inning scor ing four runs and putting the potential tying run at the plate before eventually losing by three The Astros boosted by hits by Eric Schwind Ben Guerrero and Blake Classen scored five runs in the fjrst inning for a quick lead i sepdnd baseman Johnathan Burke t rledoff the bottom ofthe first with a single and later scoredto cut the lead to 51 But the Astros stormed back in the second New Braunfels Little League PeeWee Championship Thursday White Sox vs Cardinals 7 Frederteksburg Complex Closing Breaking Saturday New fields on Loop taking advantage of two walks and an error to score two more times for a 71 lead Logan Theissen and Matthew Hammonds both got free passes and came around to score but the Rockies defense held the Astros in check the rest of the inning getting the third out with the bases loaded After pitcher Justin Watt held the Rockies scoreless in the second inning Theissen scored his second run of the game in the third after reaching on a fielders choice advancing to sec ond on an error stealing third and scoring on a passed ball The Rockies got their second run in the bot tom of the third but had to endure another big Astro rally in the fourth as four more runs crossed the plate The Rockies countered with a run in the bottom of the inning but trailed 123 with two innings to play The Astros scored two more times in the top of the fifth inning for a 143 lead but the Rockies caught fire scoring four times in the fifth to trail by seven 147 After Mark Lewis led off the top of the sixth with a walk Rockies pitcher Adam Shipley got the next three batters out for the Astros first scoreless inning of the game Then the Rockies caught fire in the bottom of the sixth plating four runs before finally being shut down with two men on and two out The victory gave the Astros a final record of 1341 and the Rockies finished with a 1161 mark Fridays PeeWee championship game which was also delayed by rain has been rescheduled for 7 Thursday at the Fredericksburg Complex The White Sox will face the Cardinals the City ceremonies and ground breaking for the new complex has also been rescheduled for 5 this Saturday IU i HeraldZeitung photo by Michael Damall Rockies pitcher Joshua Jones hangs his head after the Astros jumped out to an early lead in Saturdays Minor League championship game The Rockies rallied late but lost 1411 The Heat is on The Heat recently won the New Braunfels Girls Softball Association 14 and under fast pitch championship with a 43 victory against the Flames in a tiebreaker game at Comal Park Team members are first row from left Celeste Rodriguez Katherine Valadez second row from left Cameron Yarbough Bonnie May Dawn Shaw Amber Garcia third row from left Ashley Bird Avri Gonzales Tiffany Haines Trixie Resales Tiffany Rosales fourth row from left Coach Stanley Bird Coach Ricky Garcia Photo submitted Utahs fans grab a piece of Finals spotlight SALT LAKE CITY AP The NBA Finals have allowed Utah to reveal a boisterous soul that belies its image Outside the Delta Center rowdy crowds were cheering the Jazz and jeering the Bulls Cars pickups and freight trucks paraded past for hours blaring their horns And on a Sunday for heavens sake For Mormons if they are Mormons they were acting very un Christian out Chicago coach Phil Jackson said The meek these fans know do not inherit the NBA title On Wednesday night just a few blocks from the Mormon Tabernacle the Utah Jazz play Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls A victojy would put the Jazz up 32 and send the bestof7 series back to Chicago for Game 6 Friday night and maybe Game 7 on Sunday Utah fans certainly expect a victo ry The Jazz have won 23 in a row at the noisy Delta Center boosting their home record this season to 483 They are 100 at home in the playoffs Its a time now for the whole Utahs Karl Malone said Weve taken our knocks over the years Im from Louisiana but I con sider Utah my home now Weve taken a lot of bad raps Now for the spotlight to be on us here I think its great to get rid of some of those myths you guys think about Salt Much of the giddy enthusiasm comes from years of frustration The Jazz were always good but not good enough to make it to the finals Just pulling even with the mighty Bulls 2 2 was cause for jubilation Its been a long time Malone said These guys have wait ed 12 or 13 years for something to When Malone rode his Harley home after Sunday nights come frombehind 7873 thriller he found a crowd around his house Most of them were he said Ive been here for 10 years and 1 didnt even know half of them live up The Bulls enter Wednesday nights game weary but determined This is all new to the Jackson said Weve been here before This is what 1 call slugfest Jackson although he has earplugs to help him deal with the Delta din insists the homecourt advantage in NBA Finals Game Utah 78 Chicago 73 Series tied 22 Game Chicago at Utah Q TV NBC Salt Lake City is no bigger than other places the Bulls have played in the finals We played Phoenix when they had a great homecourt run We played Portland when they had a great home court run We played last year against Seattle when they had a great home court Jackson said Every team thats been in the finals against us out West has had a great homecourt advantage and a great homecourt record We overcame that well over come this From staff and wire reports Local golfers fare well at Southern Texas Jr Classic HARLINGEN Five local golfers participated in the Southern Texas Junior Classic last weekend Michael Schaeffer shot rounds of 76 and 74 to place seventh and Stephanie Schaeffer fired an 88 and a 95 also finishing seventh Michael Schaeffer had a tworound total of 150 and Stephanie Schaeffer finished with a 183 Hagan Cohle was just seven strokes behind Michael Schaeffer and finished 10th at 157 Cohle had rounds of 81 and 76 Stuart Griffin did not place but shot rounds of 86 and 82 for a total of 168 Christine Treanor also competed and was just six strokes behind Stephanie Schaeffer with a total of 189 Treanor fired rounds of 98 and 91 Van Poppel may return to Texas join Rangers ARLINGTON AP Former Texas high school phenom Todd Van Poppel might soon be pitching in the minor leagues for his hometown team The 6foot5 righthander was released by the Kansas City Royals organization on Saturday after going 15 with an ERA in 11 appear ances with Class AAA Omaha Texas Rangers general manager Doug Melvin said he will talk with player development director Reid Nichols and Class AAA Oklahoma City manager Greg Biagini about Van Poppel Van Poppel could be assigned as low as Class A Melvin said The Royals were the fourth organi zation Van Poppel has pitched for since Oakland picked made him their firstround pick in the 1990 amateur draft The Rangers announced minor league rehabilitation assignments Monday for second baseman Mark McLemore and pitcher Danny Patterson McLemore who has been on the disabled list since May 15 joined TripleA Oklahoma City Patterson disabled since May 22 with small tears in his pitching shoul der was cleared Monday by team doctors to begin a rehab assignment
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