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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Saturday June IB Webb grabs lead at LPGA Championship Firstround leader Ward trails by three strokes BY DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer Karrie Webb set two scoring records Friday in the LPGA putting her halfway home to the record that matters most youngest woman to complete the Grand Webb finished with a eight birdies on her final 12 holes and only 10 putts on her back nine at DuPont Country for a 7under 64 and a threestroke lead going into the week end at the only major championship she hasnt isnt it said Helen asked about Webbs name atop the leader board and the daunting task of trying to catch hitting the ball as well as she did three weeks ago when she won the Womens Open by seven was at 11 under 131 to break by two strokes the 36hole scoring record at the LPGA Se Ri Pak had a 133 at the halfway WEBB point when she went on to win in Webb got there with an awesome display of all aspects of her game hi harmony along the front nine at Dupont despite blustery conditions and firm Webb had a 29 on the front she started the round on 10 for the lowest 9hole score in the 47year history of the All the things that I worked on leading up to the Open all peaked at the right said who was faced with questions about a socalled slump earlier in the Its sort of just a I knew if I got my putter going this I was swing ing it just as good as I was at the The 64 her best score in a major not only put Webb in good position to claim the final leg of the LPGAs Grand it left others wondering whether she could be Firstround leader Wendy Ward 69 and Alfredsson 66 were at while Laura Davies remained in con tention for her bid to make the Hall of Fame with a 68 to get to Annika Sorenstam was tied for the lead at one point after birdies on two of her first three but played even the rest of the way and had a leaving her six strokes See Leaderboard LPGA CHAMPIONSHIP The following are the leaders after the second day of the LPGA Championship at DuPont Country Rd2 Total Karrie Webb 64 131 Wendy Ward 69 134 Helen Alfredsson 66 i 34 Laura Davies 68 135 Annika Sorenstam 69 137 Maria Hjorth 67 138 Laura Diaz 71 138 Akiko Fukushima 72 138 Becky Iverson 73 139 Pat Hurst 68 140 Emilee Klein 69 140 Rosie Jones 69 140 New Braunfels wins NB Blue AllStars defeat NB Red AllStars at district tourney BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor in most games there has to be a win ner and In the 12yearold District Baseball Tournament at Loop two New Braunfels AllStar teams faced each other in an elim ination game to stay The lead changed hands sev en times and the game went extra innings Friday but the NB Blue AllStars prevailed 98 over the NB Red After the Red AllStars took an 86 lead in the top of the seventh inning on Scott Fergusons tworun home run over the left field the Blue AllStars rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the NBSIues went 4for4 in the including a home run to lead off the first Having reached base nine consecu tive times seven hits and two walks in his last two the Red AllStars decided to intentionally walk Kraft to load the bases with one out in the seventh With the score tied at the Red pitchers first intentional ball got past the catcher and allowed Will Holmes to scurry home with the winning NB Blue will play San Marcos at 7 NB Blue must beat San Marcos Monday and Tues day to claim the tournament NB Red tied the game at 66 in the fifth inning after three straight hits by Chris Travis Stehle and Tyler NB Blues Matt Brown and Kraft scored on Dustin Karrers double down the CHRIS New Braunfels Blue Allstar Dustin Foerster makes the out at third against Red Allstar Hunter Ezell Friday night at Loop NB Blue defeated NB Red right field line to make it 6 5 in NB Blues favor in the fourth Brown was 3 for3 in the game with three doubles and a run batted Trailing NB Red regained the lead with four runs in the third Hunter Ezell and Clay Hoi comb scored on Stehles dou ble off the left field Borne and Stehle later scored in the inning on a Blue error off the bat of NB Blue jumped out to a 41 lead after a triple by Holmes that scored Taylor Shepperd from Holmes scored on a wild Krafts leadoff homer and Jon BarnhilTs RBIground out in the first inning gave NB Blue a 21 Ezell led off the game for NB Red with a bloop single down the firstbase NB Red grabbed a 10 lead after two pass balls and a wild pitch allowed Ezell to The defensive play of the game came later in the top half of the With one out and Holcomb the runner at Stehle flied out to Robert Worley in center who gunned down Holcomb at the plate trying to Ezell was 3for4 in the Borne was 2for3 and Stehle was 2for3 with two RBI for NB Shuetz was Holmes went 2for3 for NB Blue and Josh McKinnis had two In other New Braunfels action at Loop the NB 9yearold Red AllStars eliminated the Seguin Gold AllStars Rocker traded to Cleveland Braves give up controversial relief pitcher NEW YORK AP John Rockers stormy stay with the Atlanta Braves abruptly end ed Friday when the reliever was traded to the Cleveland The Braves received reliev ers Steve Karsay and Steve Reed for said a club who spoke on the con dition he not be Atlanta also sent minor league third baseman Troy Cameron to The trade was to be announced later Friday night after the Indians game at i Atlanta made the deal while playing the Mets in New Rocker was informed of the deal after Atlantas game against the New York Mets He kind of looked like he was in shock when they told h i m Bra v e s pitcher John Bur kett said after a 101 win over New Shea Sta dium pro ROCKER vided a curi ous place for Rockers final day with the seeing how he started a national furor after the 1999 season when he denigrated New homosexuals and others in an interview with Sports Illus Maybe its just a coinci Atlanta pitcher Greg Maddux Baseball commissioner Bud Sehg suspended all year and the first 28 days of the regular season and fined him but the players association filed a grievance and arbitrator Shyam Das cut the suspension to 14 days and the fine to Reds upend Astros in 10 innings HOUSTON AP Sean Caseys RBI single in the 10th inning Friday night gave the Cincinnati Reds their second straight extrainning win over the Houston Barry Larkin doubled with one out in the 10th off Billy Wagner 23 for the After Ken Griffey struck Casey hit an RBI single to left Aaron Boone fol lowed with a runscoring dou ble to make it Mark Wohlers 31 pitched two innings for the The who came back from a 40 deficit to win 87 hi 11 innings rallied from 41 down Friday by scor ing four runs in the Daryle Ward homered to lead off the bottom of the ninth against reliever Justin Atchley to tie the game at before the Reds rallied in the Craig Biggio Lance Berkman added an RBI double and Moises Alou hit a tworun single in the first inning to make it Clemens Stevenson signs with SFA Photo submitted Clemens High School track star Jocelyn Stevensen recently signed a letter of intent to compete for the Steven Austin Lumberjacks this Stevenson set a school record for the 300meter hurdles when she competed at the state track meet in Her time of seconds earned her fourth place in the Thrashers high on Russian winger Atlanta owns first pick in NHL Draft BY MARK LONG AP Sports Writer Thrashers general manager Don Waddell describes right wing Ilya Kovalchuk as hav ing the skill of Floridas Pavel Bure and the toughness of San Joses Owen Enough Barring a lastminute the Thrashers likely will select the talented and sometimes temperamental Kovalchuk with the 1 pick continuing their plan of build ing through the We truly believe he can be a special Waddell His skill level is very Hes going to go around Hes also going to go through Hes a a 207 pound scoring is one of three 18yearold Rus sians expected to go in the top five Left wing Stanislav Christov and center Alexan der Svitov are the Canadian centers Jason Spezza and Stephen Weiss also are highly Spez who broke into the Ontario Hockey League at had been touted as the top pick but slipped slightly because of his Thats where everyone wants to but it really does nt Spezza said of being drafted I cant wait to see where I end Its just awkward that I cant do anything about The New York Islanders have the second followed by Tampa Florida and The draft order probably will change before the first In what is considered one of the deepest drafts in recent there could be NHL Draft TOP FIVE PICKS IN 2001 NHL AMATEUR DRAFT Atlanta Thrashers New York Islanders Tampa Bay Lightning Florida Panthers Anaheim Mighty Ducks plenty of wheeling and deal ing including possible trades involving veterans Jaromir Alexei Yashin and Michael Peca as teams try to move into the top The spotlight will be on the who have the top pick for the second time in three With the 1 pick in they chose Czech forward Patrik They had the second pick last year and took Canadian forward Dany
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