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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 7, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas BEST AVAILABLE COPY Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams at 6259144 SPORTS Saturday July 2001 IB NB Blue freezes Canyon Lake NBLL makes a major statement I BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor LOGKHART Dallas Figol crushed a home run in the third a triple in the fourth inning and drove in five runs in the game as the New Braunfels Little League Major Blue AllStars beat the Canyoh Lake Major AllStars 141 in the first round of the District 31 North Zone Tour nament Pitcher Jason Brandenburg surrendered just one run on three hits and two walks to pick up the He struck out Leading 60 going into the third Kyle Peace led off the inning with a ground ball to the pitcher and reached third when the throw went into right Greg Lairds RBIsingle plated Peace and an error on the rightfielder allowed Laird to go to After a pass Judah Owens drove in Laird on a ground ball up the Jacob Castulejas triple off the centerfield fence kept the rally Another CL off the bat of Caleb allowed Castilleja to score and gave NB a 90 With a full count and a run ner on Figol launched bis home run over the right center field fence into the parking lot to make it Rafter rallies to defeat Agassi at Wimbledon Other semifinal match delayed BY HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer England AP Two points from Patrick Rafter came back to shock Andre Agassi in five sets Friday and reach his second consecutive Wimble don Rafter beat Agassi 8p in their t h i ryd straight semifinal meeting at RAFTER this Rafter wont even have to face sev entime winner Pete Sam pras in the championship match the Australian will play threetime runnerup Goran Ivanisevic or crowd favorite Tim Henman of Britain but hell have to wait until Saturday to learn which Their match was suspend ed by darkness with Henman leading 76 He was ahead 21 in the fourth set with Ivanisevic Rain delayed play for two hours when it referee Alan Mills decided to resume the match In the womens final Sat defending champion Venus Williams plays 19 yearold Belgian Justine who ended Jennifer Capriatis bid to win the Wimbledon WIMBLEDON 2001 FRIDAYS MATCHES Mens Semifinals 3 Patrick Rafter 2 Andre 86 6 Tim Henman leads Goran 21 TODAYS MATCHES Mens Semifinals 6 Tim Henman Goran 21 Womens Finals 2 Venus Williams 8 Justin Henin SUNDAYS MATCHES Mens Finals 3 Patrick Rafter Henmanlvanisevic winner Grand Slam this Agassi was headed for a chance to add to his 1992 Wimbledon leading 53 in the fifth Serving for the match at Agassi went up 3015 putting him two points away from winning the But the American hit a forehand into the then sent a backhand wide and lost the game when he could nt get to Rafters crosscourt Rafters victory guarantees that the tournament will have a firsttime champion for the first time since Richard Krajicek in Sampras had won every Wimbledon since but lost in the fourth round to Roger Federer this Canyon Lake scratched the Scoreboard in the bottom half of the fourth inning after Caleb Moellor walked with two advanced to second on a pass ball and scored on Chris Griffins infield In the fourth Owens Castilleja hit into a fielders choice and Curtis sin gled to put runners at first Figols triple to right center field cleared the bases and he scored on Canyon Lakes seventh error of the NB led In the bbttom half of the Brandenburg got the first batter to pop Chad Batey then but he was picked off first by NB catcher Caleb Bran denburg struck out the last batter to enforce the 10run mercy Figol was 3for4 with three RBI and three runs scored in the Owens was 3for4 with a double and an Justin Kanas was 2for2 with an Curtis was lfor4 with three runs New Braunfels advanced in the winners bracket and will play the San Marcos Gray All Stars at 8 Canyon Lake faces a must win situation against Seguin at 6 In the nightcap the NB Major Red AllStars stomped Lockhart Kade Gaddy and Trenton Irwin each hit home runs for NB which improved to 20 in the NBLL AllStare NEW BRAUNFELS LITTLE LEAQUE ALLSTARS Thursdays games Junior 1314 at San Marcos SM Purple NB Red 13 Canyon Lake NB Blue 2 Junior Softball 1314 at San Marcos Lake Marcos 6 Fridays games Minor 910 at Canyon Lake Marcos Lake 8 Major 1112 at Lockhart NB Blue Canyon Lake 1 NB Red Lockhart 2 Junior 1314 at San Marcos NB Red Lockhart Gray 3 Todays games Major 1112 at Lockhart Canyon Lake 6 NB Blue San Marcos 8 Major Softball 1112 at Lockhart New Braunfels San 7 Junior 1314 at San Marcos NB Red Lockhart 6 Senior 1516 at NBLL Loop Fields New Braunfels NB breaks Lockhart NB Junior AllStars live to play another day with 133 win BY BRANDON OLIVER Sports Writer SAN MARCOS The New Braunfels Junior Red AllStars used a hybrid of highpowered offense with strong pitching to advance past Lockhart Gray 133 in five innings Friday With the NB Red moved to the next round in the losers bracket of the Lit tle League Junior AllStars Tournament to meet the Lockhart Maroon in a doordie The offense has been potent for the Red accounting for 42 runs in three Despite to San Marcos Purple the pitching staff has held up its end as only allowing 22 total NB jumped out to a quick start in the bottom of the first inning as Travis Kostan knocked in two runs with a That was followed by a Rhett Stumans tworun home run over the left field The Red offense added five more runs to the Scoreboard in the following Kostan again knocked in two this time with a Stuman put another run on the board after reach ing base on an which allowed Kostan to After stealing Stu man scored on a single by Adam The onetwo punch on offense by Kostan and Stu man continued again in the fourth when Kostan reached base on a After he stole second and third Kostan scored on a base hit by Jeremy Erben was able to match his hitters by pitching CHRIS New Braunfels Little Leagues Junior Red AllStar catcher Kirk Michalec tags out a Lockhart base runner at home during Fridays game in San NB won four scoreless innings and giving up only two hits before Lockhart scored three runs in the Erben walked in a run before Lockhart Gray posted another two runs off an The fifth inning was not indicative of Erbens Although leaving runners on base in every inning Erben con tinuously pitched his way out of and finished the game with six NB put the final nail in the coffin in the fifth A RBI single by Kirk Michalec put the Red squad Jacob Martin reached first on a walk and then stole Kostans ground out plated Stuman then put the fin ishing touches on the victory with a RBI Stuman finished the game 3for4 with a home a four a pair of runs and three stolen Kostan ended the contest going 2for3 with a a four three runs and three stolen Major AllStars Photo submitted The 2001 NBLL Major Red front row from are Kyle Jay Reece Rusty Trenton Irwin and Chad Middle from are Cody Leonel Chase Cade Gaddy and Andrew Back from coach Mark manager Irwin and coach Jeff Not Kurtis Photo submitted The 2001 NBLL Major Blue front row from are Caleb Kyle Dallas Justin Kanas and Jacob Middle from left Judah Greg Tyler Clayton Jansen Albrecht and Jason Back from are coach Jimmy coach Buck Guinn and coach Warren Berkman homers in 83 win over Kansas City KANSAS AP Wade Miller won his fourth straight and the Hous ton Astros rallied for five runs in inning to beat the Kansas City Royals 83 Fri day AllStar Lance Berkman went 2for4 with homer and two and Vinny Castilla hilp a tworun double in the sixth for the who improved to a seasonbest eight games over Miller 113 got through 5 23 allowing three runs on nine He walked two and struck out Miller is second in the NL in victories to Arizonas Curt Schilling Nelson Cruz pitched two Fridays Game Astros Royals 3 Astros next game at Kansas City today innings for his second The Astros got on the board in the fourth when Berkman hit his 24th home run of the season into the rightfield He extended his hit ting streak to careerhigh 19 the best in the NL this season and the longest active streak in 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