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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 26, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Page May BASEBALL CONTINUED FROM Page 7A Rangers to have hot opener in Laredo always try to beat the teams from the San Antonio So every chance they its a big thing for A victory tonight will put the Rangers within one game of reaching the 5ARegion IV final against the McAllenCor pus Christi Moody series win Its no secret that Smith son Valley would love another crack at which defeat ed the Rangers in last years regional We told the players that were just focusing on Alexan Proctor Actually were not focusing on Alexan der as much as we are focus ing on Scoring big that early pro vides a psychological Proctor we have jumped up on top and that gets some teams he They have to push and stress and that takes them out of the bunting That really helps us If you can take a team out of that it makes it easier on our staff and on the after getting those Smithson Valley has yet to deliver the knockout The most recent example came last when the Rangers went up 50 in the first inning of the first game against Carroll but failed to score the rest of the Were just having a prob lem hitting with guys on Proctor We start pressing a little when we have guys on and then we try to get it all in one We worked on it this but its being District 295A champion Alexander has defeated Brownsville Pace and Mission Sharyland thus coach Tim Bertholf will likely start second pitcher Louie Guerra Ace Danny Cantu will probably start Game 2 Hes the best player on their Proctor said of When he comes in to pitch from it does weaken them in the He throws 8588 mph pretty con Kendal Volz the win ner in each of the Rangers first will start Bryant coming off a tender hurled a sparkling twohitter in the clinching 10 win over Carroll last He came out and got into his Proctor He just seemed to be as confident as hes ever Smithson Valley catcher Joe Pawelek summed up what his team needs to do We just have to go out and play this series like any other Just play our game and let them do what they want to he For its to hit the ball in good situations and make plays on to pitch good and score The second game will be played at NEISDs Blossom Athletic Center at 5 Fri A third if neces will Blossom is our second played there dur ing Moczygemba So it ought to be good playing in front of the home SPURS CONTINUED FROM Page 7A SA nearly flawless in two games Suns Finals hes been and Tony a starter on a champi onship team two years ago when he was just Among Phoenixs only MVP Steve Nash and Jim Jackson have ever gotten this and neither has made it to the Were doing a really good job finishing games this Duncan Thats through having guys like Rob and Tony who have been through We understand that we want to get a good possession every Hows this for taking quality shots The Spurs made 16 of 22 in the final period of Game turning a sixpoint deficit into a sevenpoint In Game they trailed by then made 12 of 17 to win by though the Suns hit 52 percent in the fourth quarter and 56 percent for the tops against San Antonio this post At some you have to say they deserved to Nash Our I han dled themselves we just didnt make the plays that they We just have to stay positive and hungry and go out there and give ourselves a Astros end loss beat Cubs CHICAGO AP Brandon Backe outpitched Greg Mad and Morgan Ensberg hit a goahead homer Wednesday night as the Houston Astros broke a sevengame losing streak by beating the Chicago Cubs In a rapidly paced game that took just 2 21 the Astros improved to 321 away from Minute Maid Fjisbergs ninth homer and sixth in his last 16 games broke a 11 tie in the and the Astros sealed the longawaited victo ry by scoring three runs in the eighth Backe 43 got his first win in six road giving up seven hits and a run in sevenplus He also played a big offensive role in the third when he singled off Maddux with two outs before stealing the first base of his major league Orlando Palmeiro then deliv ered an RBI Maddux 23 allowed five runs and eight hits in 7 including a leadoff sin gle to Brad Ausmus in the Backe sacrificed him to second and a wild pitch by Mad dux got him to third before Todd Self came through with a two out RBI single to make it Craig Biggio then beat out an infield hit before former Canyon star Lance Berkman batting entering the game hit a twoout single off Michael Wuertz to make it Reliever Will Ohmans wild pitch allowed Houstons third run of the inning to chance The Suns had one Tuesday After Ginobili made one of two free throws with sec onds Nash took the inbounds pass and hurried for the best 3pointer he could get to try forcing He did it last Saturday night against but this one was much The Spurs defended it forcing Nash to try to get something to the rim and see if it would get It leaving Phoenix with consecutive losses for the first time since early Both teams were offWednes the first of a threeday break before Game 3 Saturday night in San The layoff should help every Duncan is playing on two sore and Nash seem ingly has been going on fumes considering the roadrunner like pace hes played at He was out for only two min utes in Game 2 and he spent them on his Help could be on the way for him and the Joe who could defend Parker and run the offense while Nash is expected to go through his first full practice on Thursday since breaking a bone near his left eye on May If all goes well the next few he might even start Saturday The Suns have to win that game or Game 4 Monday night just to bring the series back to To reach the they must win four of including at least two in San where the Spurs have won 43 of 47 games this sea did win a leaguebest 31 road games this season and four of five so far this Theres no one in this locker room that doesnt think we cant go to San Antonio and coach Mike DAntoni We can do History says they No team has ever won the confer ence finals or NBA Finals after losing Games 1 and 2 at Its happened in earlier rounds even once this postseason not against the caliber of teams that get this The Suns have been a terrif ic story this going from the lottery to the leagues most Theyre fun to with an unconventional line up regularly zooming past 100 points and forcing includ ing the defenseoriented to come along for the The question dogging them going into the playoffs was how theyd handle the pressure that comes with raised expecta They did fine in the first sweeping and handled die gut check of a secondround series against bouncing back from 1 1 and 22 to knock out the Mavericks with consecutive Phoenix has been resilient against San The Suns trailed by 10 after the first quarter of both yet pulled off one or or their trademark runs to take only to see the game slip away at the There is one At least die Suns are building a reservoir of experience hey can one day draw SOFTBALL CONTINUED FROM Page 7A OConnor also has tradition Taryn are among the top three in the Daigle They have a couple of good hunters and a good lead off But most of all theyre used to They are the only Class 5A team in this area to ever win a semifinal game in the state So they have some tradition on their That kind of tradition is what Arredondo is seeking to continue at Smithson Val which made state in Class 5A in was a 4A semifmalist 1999 and and the 4A champion in Ive learrled how to become more of a competi just to go out there and give my 110 percent every she Before I got I didnt know what to expect because I hadnt been in high school But this means a lot to I have three more years of THE ALLOSTRICT274A The District 274A baseball as selected by league coach es Most Valuable Marble Stephen Dripping Newcomer of the Year FIRST TEAM Will Jerrls Doug Lake First base Jeff Second Third Bur Daryl Jonathan Tyler Blalne Catcher Cameron 274A CONTINUED FROM Page 7A Several from area named alldistrict but was stellar in the Take A Take A Take A Copy of the HeraldZeitung The HeraldZeitung is Read Everywhere 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