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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas HERALDZEITUNG SPORTS Thursday June IB QUICK Hrrs Rangers 13 Tigers 5 DETROIT AP Palmeiro homered and drove in four runs as the Texas Rangers tied the club record for wins in May with a 135 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night Rusty Oreer also had four RBIs as Texas pounded five pitchers for 16 hits seven for extra bases as the Rangers finished May with an 1810 record to tie the 1991 and 96 clubs for most wins in the month The Tigers lost two of three in the series and have won only two of their last seven Rockies 10 Astros 7 DENVER AP Dierker has heard enough of Todd Helton and his lofty statistics The Houston Astros manager has also seen enough of his teams defensive mistakes Not even nor mally surehanded second baseman Craig Biggio was immune Tuesday night committing only his fourth error of the year as the Astros lost their eighth straight road game 10 7 to the Colorado Rockies To me this wasnt about Helton This was about not catching the ball and not playing Dierker said Junior summer golf A Junior Summer Golf Camp will take place in four sessions from 9 to noon each day at the Garden Ridge Golf Center in Garden Ridge Boys and girls ages 6 to 18 are at a cost of per Session One is June 58 Session Two is June 2629 Session Three is July 1013 and Session Four is July 24 27 All camps are Monday through Thursday Included in the cost is golf instruction range balls and golf clubs will be provided if need ed Call 210 6514653 Basketball camp New Braunfels Girls Basketball Camp will be from 9 to noon June 1922 at the New Braunfels High School gym and is open to girls in grades third through eighth grades Registration forms can be picked up at any of the area high Contact Kim Hoyt at 625 7728 or Larry Schulte at 6290861 ON THE AIR Major League Baseball St Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks From Bank One Ballpark In Phoenix 9 on FXSP Arena Football San Jose Sabercate at Arizona Rattlers From America West Arena In Phoenix 8 on TNN Golf Kemper Insurance Open First Round From Tournament Players Club at Avenel In Potomac Md on FXSP Hookey Stanley Cup Playoffs Finals Game 2 Dallas stars at New Dtvlli 7 on ESPN Ttnnte Frtnch Open Second Round Prom Roland Qarroa Stadium In Pirtt t and on USA Track and Field Big 12 Mens From Columbia Me 7 on Orioles clinch title Pitcher hurls onehitter for championship BY BOB BAJACKSON HeraldZeltung Correspondent Manager Alonzo Reyes admitted he already had made up his mind that Wednesday nights Major League City Championship game would be his lastas a coach He might want to reconsider that decision after his Orioles beat the Cardinals 52 at the New Braunfels Little League complex Pitcher Shane Fisher might have provided the most convincing rea son as he struck out nine batters and allowed just one hit as the Orioles finished the season with a 123 record He got into some trouble with his Reyes said However he was always able to make the key pitch when he needed it the most I just kept telling him to Fisher walked six batters which made him throw 90 pitches in the victory He worked out of jams in the second and fifth innings Meanwhile Cardinal hurler Trenton Irwin helped keep the game close He threw eight fewer pitches than his opponent Irwin who pitched a complete game struck out three batters in the loss as the Cardinals record ended at 114 For Cardinal coach Jim Albright this was the second time this sea sow his team had lost to the Orioles During the regular season the Orioles won 96 The difference in the game tonight is that they Orioles took advantage of a couple of Albright said In a best of three or seven game series it would even Reyes said he believed the dif ference in the game was the Orioles ability to get off to a K JESSIE Cardinal Man Marbach fields a ground ball and quickly steps on second base forcing this Oriole out quick start We jumped on them early and when they tied the score we were able to jump back on Reyes said Fishers double and shortstop Bernie Gutierrez RBI triple to lead off the game allowed the Orioles to score before an out was recorded Second baseman Jacob Gonzales then hit a sacrifice fly to center field to extend the Orioles lead to 20 iu The Cardinals tied the game in the third inning with two runs without a hit Jordan Gangshei started the rally by hitting a line drive to left field that was scored a single One out later shortstop Matt Marbach drew a base on balls to put runners on first and second Catcher Chris Albright appeared to advance the runners when he grounded to Orioles first baseman Alonzo Reyes Reyes fielded the ball stepped on the bag and then threw toward third The ball bounced away from third baseman Brock Ogle allowing both Gangshei and Marbach to score The Orioles answered the miscue their next at bat with three runs on as many hits Left fielder Juan Rodrigues dou bled to start the rally moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by right and scored on Ogles single stole sec ond to move into scoring position scored on a Gutierrez base hit The Orioles added an insurance run in the same frame on a designed rundown play Reyes hit a fly ball to right center field that was scored as an error as Gutierrez moved to third Meanwhile Reyes kept the play alive until Gutierrez was able to cross the plate JVBAA PLAYOFFS Pacers shock Knicks BY CHRIS SHERIDAN AP Basketball Writer INDIANAPOLIS AP Booed in their own building after falling behind by 18 points the Indiana Pacers responded quickly So quickly it was shocking Making a stunning turnaround after a miserable start the Pacers overcame the return of Patrick Ewing to defeat the New York Knicks 8879 Wednesday night and take a 32 lead in the Eastern Conference finals The Pacers turned an 18point deficit early in the second quarter into a twopoint lead by halftime closing the period with a 233 run They built their lead as high as 10 points in the second half getting strong games from Travis Best Mark Jackson Jalen Rose and Reggie Miller and didnt let the Knicks back withj in striking distance in the fourth quarter Best had his best game of the series with 24 points including 15 in the fourth quarter white Rose had 18 points and seven rebounds Miller had 16 points and Jackson added 11 points sevep assists no turnovers and a new gesture ah Indiana version of Larry Johnsons Big L ges ture crossing his arms over his head or in front df his chest after big baskets Game 6 is Friday night at Madison Squarje Garden where the Knicks will try to regain somk of the momentum they built by winning Games and 4 But in order to win the series theyll still have to game at are 05 since the Pacers moved into Conseco Fieldhouse The Knicks will also have to find a way to score more points They had 32 in the first quarter in building their big lead then scored just eight in the second and 15 in the third Allan Houston led New York with 25 points but no one else did much Ewing returned after miss ing two games with foot tendinitis and had nine points and four rebounds in the first quarter before finishing with 13 points and seven rebounds Johnson shot just 2for8 for four points while Latrell Sprewell was 4for14 Suddenly Stars feeling Stanley Cup pressure EAST RUTHERFORD AP Ed Belfour has a cold and the chill is being felt all the way back in Dallas The elation felt by Dallas cit izenry after the Stars Western Conference elimination of Colorado one that seemingly assured a second successive Stanley Cup has been displaced by an anxious nervousness Sure it was only one game one loss but what a loss it was the Stars 73 defeat Tuesday to New Jersey in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals The Devils Dallas Stars vs New Jersey Devils 7 today on ESPN didnt just beat the defending champs they embarrassed them exposing their weaknesses and neutralizing their strengths get ting 11 points from their top line while holding Dallas to none Maybe they got into the Stars heads a little bit too I hate getting drilled like Stars coach Ken Hitchcock said Wednesday Now going into an ohsopiv otal Game 2 tonight in New Jersey the Stanley Cup might not be as much Dallas to lose but the Devils to win The Devils clearly not intimi dated by the Stars reputation or supposed dedication to reclaim ing the cup have nine players left from the 1995 team that pulled off a remarkable four game finals sweep of favored Detroit Those Devils believed then and they believe now Maybe even more now Some people might be look ing at us and saying How many games until Dallas beats them center Bobby Holik said Thats fine with us Well let the games speak for them There wasnt much to be said from the Stars side about Game 1 Belfour looking dazed and confused allowed six goals on 18 shots some on easy shots that looked as big as softballs as they floated into the net Belfour who allowed 13 goals in the sevengame Colorado series blamed a bad reaction to a cold medicine saying it affected his judgment and timing It had to be Devils defenseman Scott Stevens said Wednesday I know the shot I took wasnt that hard a For all of the Stars problems in Game 1 and they were many none was more glaring than See Schlitterbahn hosts bodyboarding contests starting today FROM STAFF REPORTS Schlitterbahn Waterpark jump starts June with two bodyboarding competi tions on its Boogie Bahn surfing ride Amateur riders compete at today in the first event of the national Flow Rider Summer Series Winners advance to compete with winners of other regional competitions at the finals in September Registration forms are available at the park or on the parks web site Top professional bodyboarders return to Schlitterbahn Friday and Saturday for the ninth annual Flow Rider World Body Boarding Championships The invitational competition will pit more than 25 of the best ocean wave riders against the endless wave at Schlitterbahns Boogie Bahn The compe tition runs from 10 to 1 on Friday and Saturday Flow Rider world champion from Kalaheo Kauai Hawaii Newcomers include top contenders in the current Bodyboarding International Association ProAm Tour Doug Di Santi and Tara Higgins We always have the event early in the season to help everyone get into die sum mer Schlitterbahns Sherrie BrammaUsaid This competition is more of a sport than just a water ride The caliber of the stunts and the event itself are increasing each Local favorite Heath Purvis of New Braunfcls will return for his seventh run at the pros The former Schlitterbahn competition will be resi dent James Farleys first In body boarding on in the event This years competition is a return fef BOQJi of tin JHOJt WOMB with the pros several years ago and placed second in the drop knee event and fourth in the mens open division in 1998 Purvis now is employed by the New Braunfels Police Department Schlitterbahn Flow Rider continuous wave ride called toe Boogie Bahn works by pumping up to gallons of water per minute up a padded incline creating a continuous wave that can be adjusted to various skill levels For the competition well have the wave at its maximum height and veloci said Tern G Adams general manager of Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort The pros will be riding a wave that curls up to eight feet high and is moving about 20 miles per hour They dazzle the crowd with spectacular jumps spins and rollovers Its quite a show for park The winner of the event advances to a regional competition and then to a national championship Both the amateur and pro competitions are free spectator events for Schlitterbahn Waterpark guests The 65acre waterpark and resort complex is open daily For information call Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort at 6252351 or see the site v