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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 26, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas                                June IB Desseiis gets iSf st win since May 25 Writer Lyle Overbay home red and Elmer Dessens earned his first victory since May 26 as the Ari zona Diamondbacks won their eighth row 32 over the Houston Astros on Wednesday The Diamondbacks swept consecu with 32 win series from the Astros and nati to build their longest winning streak since they Jton eight straight last Aug 917 Dessens allowed two runs on six hits three of them infield singles in 6 23 innings to snap a string of five con secutive no He struck out DESSENS fottt and walked two Dessens aojuired from Cincin nati in the trade that sent Erubiel Durazo to Oakland had struggled much of the year entering the game with a ERA and 111 hits allowed fifthworst in the NL But he allowed only three hits through six scoreless innings on Wednesday and had a 30 lead over the Astros and Wade Miller going into the seventh Morris Ensberg led off the inning with an infield single then after one out Adam Everett hit his fourth homer of the season to left field to make it 32 Lefthander Stephen Randolph relieved Dessens and got switchhitter Geoff Blum a 105 batter from the right side to pop out Brady Raggio who joined the Diamondbacks on Sunday from TripleA Tucson appeared in his fourth consecutive game and pitched a scoreless eighth Jose Valverde Arizonas closer in the absence of injured Matt Mantei pitched a perfect ninth for his eighth save in eight opportunities pays off New Braunfels Little League Allstar Alex Ortega swings at a pitch during Wednesdays pionship game in Segum New Braunfels defeated Lockhart 1310 in eight innings NBLL Junior Blue Special AllStars capture district title BY BRYAN ADAMS Sports Editor New Braunfels Lit tle League Junior Blue Special All Stars needed six runs in the eighth inning Wednesday night to hold off Lockhart 1310 and claim the District Tournament championship Trailing 75 in the bottom of the sev enth inning Lockhart rallied for two runs on Clayton Schafers RBI double and John Williams RBI triple to tie the game at 77 and send it into extra innings In the top of the eighth Scott Bueche drew a base on fourth of the game and Alex Ortega doubled to put runners at second and third After Travis Stehle walked to bad the bases Jake Johnson smacked a tworun sin gle up the middle to put the NB Blue Junior AllStars up 97 Bobby Debng then singled to left and Josh McKinnis walked to load the bases again On an pitch from LocWiart relief pitcher Adrian Garcja Taylor Shep perd ripped a fly ball to left field that hit off the leftfielders glpvfe and rolled away Three runs scored on the play and Shepperd ended up on third He later scared on Dakota Delanos groundbiall to third In Seguln NB Blue 13 Lockhart 10 i A V Todays games 8yearold Baseball In Gonzates Hallettsville vs NB Gray 7 10yearold Baseball InSeflulh NB Gray vs Lockhart 7pm LITTLE LEAGUE STATE ALLSTARS TOURNAMENT Tuesdays games Minor Baseball inHaltettevilte New BraMnfels 11 Ypakgrn 1 Todays games New Braunfels vs Sun 8 TO REPORT Lockhart fought back in the bottom half of the eighth inning after Jerry Perales reached on an error and Garcia crushed an RBI double off the fence in leftcenter field Garcia later scored after two wild pitches Ira Woolridge then singled and scored on Neil Striplings RBIfielders choice With the bases loaded and two outs Ortega got the final batter to fly out to center field and clinch the victory Ortega was 3for4 at the plate with two RBI and three stolen bases Delong was 3for4 with two RBI and two stolen bases Ryan Holder was lfor4 with four stolen bases and scored three times NB Blue walked 15 times in the game Rangers rally to beat Athletics 98 Palmeiro cranks two home runs ARLINGTON AP Rafael Palmeiro homered twice and Michael Young hit a tie breaking single in the eighth inning as the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Oakland Athletics 98 Wednesday night Youngs twoout single off Jim Metir 11 brought home Donnie Sadler who had tripled before pinchhitter Michael Lamb was hit by a pitch to make it 76 Hank Blalock then had a tworun single The Rangers trailed 62 before Palmeiro who had hit just two homers his previous 23 games homered in the sixth and seventh innings Alex Rodriguez also home red for the Rangers Miguel Tejada had a pair of RBI singles while reaching base five times for the As He was 4for4 with a walk Francisco Cordero the fourth Texas pitcher was the winner Ugueth Urbina worked the ninth for his 20th save Spurs keep focus on free agents not draft NBA Champs pick 28th today BY BADGER Associated Press Writer SAN San Antonio Spurs have a pick to make in todays NBA draft even if the newly crowned league champions are under standably more focused on how to spend millions in salarycap money in the free agent market The Spurs have the 28th choice in the first round behind everyone but Dallas Their second round pick No 58 overall was traded to Detroit last October for reserve center Mengke Bateer Lance Blanks the teams scouting director said he sees this years talent pool thin ning out rapidly after the first dozen or so top players leav ing the Spurs to rely on luck that someone they like is available when their number comes up This pick were at you cant be that he said Weve just got to wish and hope for something that we see value San Antonio has had that kind of luck in recent years French point guard Tony Parker the Spurs second leading scorer last season was snatched up with the 29th selection in 2001 and reserve guard Manu Ginobili from Argentina was found in second round With Tony Parker we had all of the stars lined up and NBA Draft NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AMATEUR DRAFT Round One 4 1 Cleveland 2 Detroit from Memphis 3 Denver 4 Toronto 5 Miami 6 LACIippers 7 Chicago 8 Milwaukee from Atlanta 10 Washington 28 San Antonio 29 Dallas Round Two 44 Houston the moon and the Blanks said If s unlikely that any wishlist players will be there at No but every year a team or two picks a player that they get lucky While speculation centers on whether the Spurs will pursue freeagent guard Jason Kidd of New Jersey its gen erally thought that the most obvious need is a big man to play alongside two time MVP Tim Duncan now that David Robinson is retir ing after 14 pro seasons To that end various mock drafts circulating on the net link the Spurs with a varir ety of big prospects among them teenage centers Malick Badiane of Senegal now ing in Germany and Zaur Pachulia from the nation of Georgia who is now a pro in Turkey NBLL Minor State AllStars The New Braunfels Little League Minor State All Stars are Jason Neyvbeny Steven Mae James Jordan Zurenko MattSchmid Reece Rodriguez Ryan Pina Corey SWnner Jacob McArthur Charles Mfflteton Dylan WWter and Ross Johnson Coaches are Chip Skinner Greg McArthur and Eric James OSU steals Anderson from UT BY CLAYTON BELLAMY Associated Press Writer STILLWATER Okla Frank Anderson now has his own opportunity to bring life back to a traditional college baseball powerhouse Anderson who as pitching coach helped Texas win the 2002 NCAA championship was hired as head baseball coach at Oklahoma State uni versity officials announced Wednesday Financial terms of the five year deal were not disclosed The Daily Oklahoman report ed that the contract will approach million includ ing apparel and camp perquisites Anderson 44 replaces Tbm Holliday who was fired last month after failing to lead OSU to the NCAA tourna ment for two straight seasons He Anderson is loyal to the people who are his supe riors in the athletic depart OSU Athletics direc tor Harry Birdwell said And he develops particularly deep relationships with his play ers and they respect Anderson who coached Texas pitchers from 2003 and Texas Tech pitchers from 19901999 said he chose Oklahoma State because of its tradition the intense com munity support for college baseball and the chance to win right away You dont want to go some place where the cupboard is Anderson said I dont think the cupboard was bare here Theyve got some great position players back I think you have to shore up some of the   

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