New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 10, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
Page SAWednesday, April 10, 1991Rangers continue onslaught, pound Bastrop
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
That Smithson Valley is undefeated when it scores IO or more runs per game is not surprising. What is becoming almost unbelievable is that the Rangers have managed that feat eight times, including six times in the last seven games.
The latest offensive display came Tuesday night at Ranger Park as Smithson Valley pounded Bastrop 13-3 in a five-inning game.
“Up and down the lineup, we’re hitting the ball and hit-un*. it hand.” said Coach Keith Brown Better still, he said, the 4-0 Rangers are attacking pitches with the hat, rather than waiting for the pitch to find a certain spot.
Thai aggressiveness was displayed in the first inning, as left hander Matt Gawlik reached across the plate with his ba; for an outside pitch, and sent it screaming down the
left-field line for a double that drove in the game’s two first two runs
“We’ve been doing that pretty much all year, but lately it’s been starting to really come together,” Brown said.
Gawlik raised his season record to 6-0 with a thrcc-hitter. He walked five batters, three of whom scored, but his IO strikeouts helped keep the Bears from mounting any other serious scoring threats. He walked two batters in each of the first two innings before settling down.
“He was kind of all over the place in the first inning. But he had gone 170 pitches in his last game, and I know he was thinking, ‘Don't w arm up so much,’” Brown said.
Jason Long’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth ended the game on the 10-run nile, with Gawlik throwing just 97 pitches.
Long, the first baseman, finished the game with three of Smithson Valiev’s seven hits. Catch John Belcher scored
four times despite not having an official plate appearance — he was hit by pitches twice and walked twice — and Gawlik went 2-for-3 with three RBIs.
Bastrop Ditchers Frank Anzurcs and Adrian Castilleja combined r eight walks, six wild pitches and two hit batters, as the Bears fell into a tie for third place in District 26-4A with a 2-2 mark.
“We did a good job of taking advantage of their mistakes. That's what I was really pleased with tonight,” Brown said.
Smithson Valley jumped out to a 2-0 advantage after Wes Penaloza led off the first with a single and Belcher was beaned by Anzurcs. Gawlik scored both runners when he leaned across the plate to hit his opposite-field double.
The Bears tied the game with a two-run second after Gawlik had walked the first two batters. He ended up striking out the side, but not before an error in the outfield on
an Anzures fly ball allowed both runnels to score.
tomg opened the bottom of the inning for Smithson Valley with a single, then Fernando Moreno drew a base on balls. Jon Herring reached on a throwing error after laying down a bunt to toad the bases, then I zing beat the throw home to the plate when Brad Staats hit a grounder to third.
Moreno later scored from third on Penaloza's sacrifice fly.
The Rangers added three runs in the third without the benefit of a base hit, as the bases were loaded on a hit hatter. a walk and an infield error. All three runner crossed the plate after wild pitches.
Castilleja walked the first three batters he faced in the fourth, then Gawlik drove in a run with a single to center. Jason 1-aRue scored on the play when catcher Jason Mons
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Trail Blazers snap Houston ’ s streakSportsworid I tricorn golf ers tee up at district
Canyon's Jonnny Scnaas slides safety across home plate for one O' runs in the seventh however a? the Hulloes won the battle three Gouda' runs ir the seconc Clemens ra sec for three between District 26 4A’stwo winless teams (Photo by Erik Karisson)
Clemens rally in 7th topples the Cougars
Two hits and two Canyon errors in the seventh inning Tuesday night allowed Schertz Clemens to rally for a 5-4 victory over Canyon at Cougar Field.
With the three-run seventh , the Buffaloes earned their first District 26-4A victory Canyon dropped tod—
Despite losing the:” third consecutive game and eighth out of titer last nine, the Cougars are show aq lmprovemei as inc seasor progresses said Coach kaipn benrenc
; “We re not far from winning Right now hitting is IIH* biggest thing We had people on bases bul we m$' couldr ’t get them around,” he said.
! Canyon managed just three hits off the Buffa
Joes. who also committed three cnors The loss also spoiled the debut of Rodger Mack, who made his first appearance as Canyon’s starting pitcher He allowed Clemens six hits, two of which were bunt singles “He has good velocity and a good fastball. He doesn’t have complete control of his curveball. but he pitched a good game,” Behrend said.
The Buffalo rally began in the seventh inning on an infield error, then the team picked up two base hits, one a triple by Danin HofFenchter.
The Cougars scorn! three runs in the second without a base hit.
“Clemens had a few errors tit that inning. We were just able to put the ball in plav and score a few
runs,” Behrend said.
Canyon, 7-12 on tho season, will conclude the first half of district play at 7 p.m. Friday in Lodi hart.
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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
For most of the NBA season, the Portland Trail Blazers have been the front-runners in the Western Conference.
First, the Los Angeles lakers chal longed that status, then fell hack. Ute latest pretenders were the Houston Rockets, winners of 17 of IS games and labeled by many as the "Team No One Wants to Meet in the Playoffs.’’
On Tuesday night, the T rail Blazers answered the challenge in Houston, stretching their winning streak to 11 games with a 103-93 victory over the Rockets.
"There was a lot of intensity," said Clyde Drcxlcr, who scored 11 of his 26 points in Portland’s third quarter turnaround that was aided by two of the three technicals called on the Rockets. "When guys play hard, that's going to happen.”
Houston, whose 29 5 record since Jan. 22 made them contenders in the Midwest Division, had their five-game winning streak snapped
Portland took an 83-75 lead into the fourth quarter.
Portland increased its lead to 91 -78 with 7 ti) remaining in the game and the Rockets never got closer than seven points again.
Vernon Maxwell led the Rockets with 26 points. Kenny Smith had 17 points and 14 assists.
Bulls 108, Knlcks 106
Chicago blew a 13 point lead iii the fourth quarter and hardy avoided its third consecutive defeat at Chicago Stadium
John Pax son broke a 106 106 tie with an 18 footer with 27 seconds left, while Michael Jordan scored 28 points arni Scottie Pippen 27 for the
Will Perdue gave the Bulls their biggest lead. 96 HI, with 7:05 left in lite fourth quarter But the Knicks responded with a 12 3 run that dosed the gap to 99 9S with 3:56 left.
Patrick Ewing had 21 points and IJ rebounds for New York.
Bucks 105, Pistons 95
Jay Humphries scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as the But ks survived 42 points from loc Dumars, who hit ll of 13 second half shots and was 19 of 24 for the game in matching Ins career scoring high. Ile had 20 points in the third quarter.
Adrian Danlley scored eight points in a 12-5 run that gave the Bucks a 89 /8 lead with eight minutes to go.
Suns 120, Warriors 106
Jeff Hornacck scored a season high 31 points and rookie Nrgelc Knight a season high 27.
Hornacck hit three jumpers and two free throws in a 140 run that put the Suns ahead to stay at 2110 with 3:36 remaining in the first quarter
Kings 113, Mavericks 104
R(x>kic Lionel Simmons scored 35 points as Sacramento clinched a win ning record at home.
Kookie Duane Causwcll, who fin ishcd with 14 points and 12 rebounds, had 13 points and eight rebounds in the third period as Sacramento expanded a 3-point halftime lead to 82 71. Antoine Carr scored 21 points for the Kings
Magic 110, Clippers 100
Scott Skilcs scored 31 points, Ohs Smith 26 and Jerry Reynolds 21 for the Magic.
Hawks 104, Cavaliers 98
Dominique Wilkins scored 25 pointe against Cleveland as Atlanta ended a six game road losing streak
Pacers 122, Hornets 120
Indiana ncvei led in the six cmd half until Reggie Miller’s 20 footer with 1.7 seconds left.
Wolves 109, Nets 89
Minnesota extended New Joey's road losing streak to 19 as Tony Campbell scored 24 points and reserve center Felton Spencer had I / pointe, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks.
Paper reports Day suspense® t yea'
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark (AP) — A Link Rock new^ Pte*" saw tin stepfather of basketball sue lode Day ha1 acknowledger tha his sot ha beer suspender; from th/ □diversity of Arkansa lean for or* veal apparently for participating in a sexual modem in an athteiu dorm The Arkansan Democrat reported ti Wednesday’s ed> iKin tha Dav’s stepfathe* Ted Anders/)! said. "Todd wo? t even be able to be eligible for a veal to a telephone interview wit! the newspaper Anderson, afeiskclbaii coach a Hamilton High Scttoo iii Memphis, Term., said the punishment of tht four player? involved in the Eel) 27 inciden wa ‘ unfairly consistent "
On Tuesday university official announcer; Uta: t smdoni-faculty board tiad taken disci pl mars action again*! the Iou- basset flail player, bu refused to mak< the actioi public Official san fedora law promote talking about dfsciphiiarv action, even ai generalities * ?, 34-year-ok! Springdale womai who said SIK wa*, sexually assaut led Eel). 2? iii the scnuo'’s athletic dom unpin c4k.i iou member) of th/, tear) Th/ piaver? admittee bavin? se with uh- woman but said sh/ consented Police said Iii* woman wa; legally drum
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.LUH H(y X (AP) Jamc.s Dickey an assisian bask cm
tad! coact a Texa lech wa na mu the school's lith heal coach lucia replacing Der ait Myers, who agreed to slut* down alit 20'/; year and four consecutive losing •tiffin:
Texas Teen Athletic Director I Jones announced Dick ey* s hiring ai a news conference on campus ’Tm excite* at this lim/ to introduce Coach lame* Lire*.cy, jones sate. "This is ar appointment thai has the supt*/! of UK presider) anc hoard of regents. This is anoine r iiappy day for Texas Tech ”
,mj m (jpijin^tic enthusiastic anc anxious to get mar tee Dickey said "For tho* of you who have tickets, rn diem Ara lo* thoy O' yon wh< don’t, buy then uecaus the Lubbock Coliseurr is going to be t special place to be next year
Dickey, 37, cank lo Tech as ar assistant under Myers las yea* alter spending eiglr years as ar assistant under
Eddu Sutton ai Arkansas and Kent tick v
He served under Sutton at Arkansan from 1981 85 and ther moved ic Kentucky as Sutton’s top assistant from 1985-89Shoemaker facing partial paralysis
INGLFW(X)D, Calif. (AP) — Willie Shoemaker, who enjoyed a relatively injury-free career as the wmnmgest jockey in horse racing history, now faces partial paralysis af lei ar auto accident.
Shoemaker “Buffered severe injuries, the most critical of which is paralysis of his extremities associated with a fracture arui dislocation of his neck,’’ Shoemaker s wife. Curdy said in t statement Tuesday
Ii wa? run immediately known whether the former rider is ii jeopardy of permanent paralysis The 59 year-old jockey turned trainer was a»one M/m day when the four wheel drive vehicle he was (hiving overturned and tumbled down a 50-foot embankment near suburban Sari Dimas, about 30 miles from downtown tow Angeles
Shoemaker was arrested on suspicion of drunken chiv mg Results of a Wood-alcohol test won’t be available for about two weeks, the Highway l*airol said Shoemaker was listed in serious condition at Cent meta Hospital Medical Center, known Eh its expertise in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.
"Every jockey’s greatest fear is being in a spill and being permanently paralyzed," said Dan Smith who co wrote Shoemaker's 1975 autobiography, "Th/ Shoe ’Mtnoso • contract blocked by league
MIAMI (AP) Minnie M i novo T tod to play proles Mona! baseball in a sixth decade was blocked when his contrail with (hr Miami Mira/ Ie of lh/ Fiend* Stau I /cagot was rejec ted by the commissioner s off kx The 68 year old Minetto, who last played »r VHT when he appeared in two games with toe < hi/jago White Sox, had been working oui ai toe While So* spring training complex in Sarasota Eta He was sr bed tiled to appear as a designated tinier or pmch-hitter in Saturday mghi’s garra bel ween Miami and toe Fort I auder/tale Yankees
By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor
The District 25 ,5A golf tournament begins on Thursday in Seguin, and New Braunfels is hoping that event is just a warm up for bigger things to
The Unicorns, five seniors strong, are hoping to get back to the state tournament fix the third time in toe last four years.
We shouldn’t have too much trou-We at the district level,” said Coach Cliff Wilkins. “We just want to go out, take care of business ami get ready for regionals I really don’t think there’s any way we could not get /me of the top two places ”
The top two teams and top two individuals advance to the Region IV tournament in San Antonio on Ajxil 23 24
New Braunfels has hail little trouble collecting hardware sn far this season The team has played in seven tournaments and w/m four, while also placing second once and tying for third another time
The team is led by two golfers who have played all four seasons on the Unicorns varsity Muslin Adams and Paxton Brow'll Dei ck Anderson and JCI Dom?w have ihrce year’s of experience on toe varsity, while Riley Hardy is in his second ycaj on the team
I) we play oui game, we should he able ie advance We just don’t want to iow out composure or do something crazy laid got disqualified,” Wilkins said
New Braunfels will also have throe
Now Braunfels golf learn features five seniors, including Derek Anderson, at»ve (ITtoloby lorn I abinski)
medalists playing; scnioi Nathan Lynch and freshman Brent Powell in the boys division, and senior I i/ Podurski in the girls division
Thursday's first round will begin with the girls division ai 8 a in. at Startle Park The boys will tee cfi ai 8 40 i m The second and final round will be played Friday al toe Chaparral
(’onliny (Tub, also in Seguin
Both host Seguin arui San Marcos should euler two teams, while East ( eniial will field one South San may have a few individual golfers, Wilkins said, adding fie did IKM expec t Mc* ‘ol him or Hallandale to enter Uh tournament