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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 14, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas 61 Tuesday, June 14,2011 | herald-zeitung.COM SPORTS Wacha pitches A&M past FSU TALLAHASSEE, Fle.(AP) Texas A&M saved its ace for the biggest game of its season. Mic hael Wac ha delivered again, just as he has throughout the postseason. Wacha allowed two runs on three hits in 7 1-3 innings as the Aggu*s defeated Florida State 11-2 on Monday night to advance to the College World Series. "I knew I had to go out there and throw strikes and help this Champs arrive home in Dallas DALLAS (AP) The Dallas Mavericks returned home in triumph on Monday, cheered by hundreds of fans celebrating the franchise's first NBA title* and the first professional championship of any kind in the area in more than a decade. Owner Mark Cuban walked off the plane at Love Field carrying the championship trophy he was handed after Sunday's Game 6 win over the Miami Heat. Next came forward Dirk Nowitzki with hardware of his own: The NBA finals MVP trophy that was awarded after he overcame a finger injury, illness and smothering defense from the Heat to power fourth-quarter comeback wins. Cuban, the Dallas billionaire who bought the team in 2000, had the championship trophy in a seat next to him on the plane and he apparently kept it close throughout the Sunday night celebration. "This will sound weird," he wrote on Twitter. I'm laying in bed. With the trophy next (to) me." Cuban will keep the party going at least through Thursday morning, the date set for the team's victory parade through the streets of downtown Dallas. Team spokeswoman Sarah Melton confirmed the date Monday, but said the precise route and other details would be announced Tuesday. Cuban has said that he will pick up the tab for the city's parade costs. The championship, the first in the 31-year history of the Mavericks, represents a breakthrough. The franchise was once one of the worst in the NBA and, even after Cuban's infusion of cash and energy, had a reputation of failing to win big games — including a loss to Miami in the 2006 Finals after leading the series 2-0. The title is city's first since the Dallas Stars won the Stanley Cup in 1999 and it comes four months after the Super Bowl in suburban Arlington included not the hometown Cowboys but Green Bay and Pittsburgh along with a spate of bad weather. The Texas Rangers advanced to the last World Series, but lost to San Francisco. As the Mavericks wore down the Heat, fans crowded into downtown Dallas on Sunday night to celebrate. Police reported 14 arrests, including six for public intoxication, four for disorderly conduct and four people taken into custody on outstanding warrants. By Monday, attention had turned to the homecoming. team go to Omaha," Wacha said. In tour postseason outings, Wacha (9-3) has allowed just three earned runs in 28 1-3 innings. "He's the real deal," Florida State coach Mike Martin said. "That was great stuff." Texas A&M (47-20), which won two of three* games in the Tallahassee Super Regional, reached the CWS for the first time since 1999. The Aggies will play defending national c hampion South Carolina on Sunday. "There are two things that I truly enjoy: No. 1, sitting on the bus, listening to our players laugh after we won a game on the road," said Texas A&M coach Rob Childress, who got a Gatorade bath after the win. "No. 2, watching our guys dog-pile on the way to Omaha. I sure enjoyed that one tonight." Kevin Gonzalez had a two-run double that was part of a six-run first inning for Texas A&M. Adam Smith added a two-run homer in the second that put the Aggies up 8-0. "The feeling right now is so surreal," Smith said. "It's an unbelievable feeling." Stuart Tapley hit a solo home run and Rafael Lopez had an RBI double for Florida State (46-19), .which was the only super regional host team that did not advance to Omaha. SATURDAY’S ‘CAN DO’ PENTATHLON Photo submitted Nine-year-old Phillip Brown competes in the the 50-yard butterfly for the Landa Park Dolphins during Saturday's ‘CAN DO Pentathlon at the Landa Park pool. Back in the Pool Landa Park Dolphins kick off season By Nadia Hoffman Sports Correspondent The 2011 season is under way for the Landa Rark Dolphins swim team, and the sauad hosted Dripping Springs at the "Can Do" Pentathlon at the Landa Park Pool on Saturday. This season marks the team's 49th in Comal County. The Dolpins, under the guidance of legendary swimming coach Bud Dallmann, use local tournaments to gear up for the Texas Amatuer Athletic Foundation's regional championships, held on july 9. The regionals are a qualifying meet for the The Games of Texas state championships held in Waco from July 27-31. In 2010, the Dolphins had a stunning 59 individual swim mers and 17 relay teams qualify for the prestigious state competition, and with the number of local swimmers on the rise, the team could eclipse last year's numbers. Some of meet highlights on the girls side: Katelyn Gilcrease, 12, edged teammate Cailey Young (1:20.39-1:21.88) to win the 11-12-year old 100-yard individual medley, took first in the 50-yard freestyle (30.20), and took second (42.64) in the 50-yard breaststroke. Chaeli Criddle, 8, dominated the field in the 7-8-year old 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:40.49 — over 13 seconds ahead of second place. Criddle also won the 25-yard backstroke with a time of 24.11, and the 25-yard freestyle (18.49). THE EXTRA POINT Canyon High's Dustin Lynch PHOENIX (AP) UA president hired as Fiesta Bowl’s executive director The Fiesta Bowl has turned to University of Arizona President Robert Shelton to lead the rehabilitation of its tattered reputation. The bowl announced Monday that it has hired the respected academic as executive director to replace the ousted John Junker. Shelton, who has held the top position at the Tucson university for five years, is a member of the presidential oversight committee for the Bowl Championship Series, the system that determines major college football's national champion. The BCS recently fined the bowl $1 million but allowed the event to remain as one of its four games. TODAY’S SCORES MLB STANDINGS National League East Division W L Pet 6B hiladelphia 40 26 606 — Atlanta 38 29 .567 2 1/2 Sam Beckman, 10, won the 9-10-year old 100-yard individual medley (1:29.73), 25-yard backstroke (18.03) and the 25-ayrd butterfly (16.21), while taking second in the 25-yard breaststroke (23.88). On the boys side, Tyler Buck, 14, continues to be a force in the pool for the Dolphins. Buck won the 13-14-year-old 50-yard backstroke (33.37), 50-yard breaststroke (35.80), 50-yard butterfly (28.07) and the 50-freestyle (25.62). Twelve-year-old Derek Duckworth won the 100-yard individual medley (1:19.54), 50-yard backstroke (36.02), 50-freestyle (28.52) and the 50-yard butterfly (38.11). Check Thursday's sports section for full meet results. Pence’s 4 RBIs leads Astros to 8-3 win HOUSTON (AP) Hunter Pence returned from a day off with back trouble and homered and drove in four runs as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game skid with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night. Pence missed nis first game this season on Sunday while dealing with tightness in his lower back. He said before the game that he felt great and then quickly showed it by extending his career-best hitting streak to 23 games with a two-run nomer off Derek Lowe (3- 5) in the third inning. He also drove in two runs with single in Houston's five-run sixth inning. Pence's hitting streak is the longest active streak in the majors. Wandy Rodriguez (4-3) allowed two hits in six scoreless innings for the win in his return from the disabled list. Wilton Lopez and Sergio Escalona each pitched a scoreless inning. Brandon Lyon allowed a three-run homer to Jordan Schafer, but retired Dan Uggla to end the game. Florida 32 32 New York 32 34 Washington 30 36 Central Division W L Milwaukee St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Houston .500 485 .455 Pet 567 38 29 38 29 .567 .507 .492 26 39 400 25 42 .373 West Division 34 33 32 33 7 8 10 GB 4 5 11 13 GB San Francisco Arizona Colorado Los Angeles San Diego W L Pet 37 29 561 — 36 30 .545 1 31 34 .477 5 1/2 31 36 463 6 1/2 29 38 .433 81/2 Monday’s Results Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Mets 1 Arizona at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Houston 8, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 1, Milwaukee 0 San Diego at Colorado, late Cincinnati at L.A. Dodgers, late Today's Games Florida (Volstad 2-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 8-2), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (J.Garcia 6-2) at Washington tMaya 0-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 5-5) at Atlanta (Junrjens 8-2), 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-3) at Chicago Cubs (R. Wells 1-1), 8:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 3-4) at Houston (Norris 4-4), 8:05 p.m. San Diego (Undecided) at Colorado (Nicasio 1-1), 8:40 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 4-1), 9:40 p.m. Cincinnati (Cueto 3-2) at LA. Dodgers (Kershaw 6-3), 10:10 p.m American League East Division W L Pet GB 39 26 600 — 36 28 .563 2 1/2 35 30 .538 4 32 34 .485 7 1/2 30 33 .476 8 Central Division W L Pet GB 35 29 547 — 35 30 .538 1/2 33 35 .485 4 29 37 .439 7 26 39 400 91/2 West Division W L Pet GB Texas 36 31 .537 — Seattle 34 32 .515 1 1/2 Los Angeles 31 36 .463 5 Oakland 28 39 .418 8 Boston New York Tampa Bay Toronto Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Chicago Kansas City Minnesota Facing end, Bruins lead 4-0 after 2nd BOSTON (AP) The Boston Bruins blitzed the Vancouver Canucks for a Stanley Cup-record four goals in a four-minute span in the first period, driving goalie Roberto Luongo from the game and taking a 4-0 lead after two periods of Game 6 on Monday night. Facing elimination in the best-of-seven series, the Bruins came out aggressively after losing 1-0 in Game 5 on Friday night. They scored three goals on eight shots against Luongo and another on their second shot against Cory Schneider. The four goals in 4:14 set a Stanley Cup record, breaking the old mark of four in 5:29 by the Montreal Canadiens against the Detroit Red Wings on March 31, 1956. Brad Marchand, Milan Lucie, Andrew Ference and Michael Ryder each scored to give the Bruins four goals in a period for the third time in the series. The NHL record for most goals in a single period of the finals is five. Monday's Results Cleveland 1, N.Y. Yankees 0 Tampa Bay at Detroit, late L.A. Angels at Seattle, late Today's Games Cleveland at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Boston at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland 10:% p.m. LA. Angels at Seattle, 10:10 p.m. HZ SCORES, PHOTOS We want your scores and photos. 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