New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 21, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Unicorns surprise Cougars 13-3
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On Friday night at Unicom Field, the New HHHHfeS '
Braunfels Unicorns got the big offensive game there fans had been waiting for this season.
And it could not have come at a better time.
The Unicorns pounded out eight hits and ' ^Sp^x , S
scored nine runs in the last two innings to upset "'wmNnMfrP HUiML^Iiiil^^Hlfa^. J
cross-town rival Canyon Cougars 13-3 in five , ^EBT $ ;
innings in a District 28-4A showdown. ;
“We have been working on putting the ball Ifce* «®BS !-
into the play and concentrating working on tak- j& v- 1MMT% J*
ing the right pitch,” Unicom Coach Neal Miller kkjf
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And that extra work on hitting certainly paid IfeL.*., ’ •»•••• ^ -^mm Slh •
off for the Unicorns who improved to 3-4 in dis- ?' \ r. ' /.„ $$ ' •ROP
tnct, 8-13 overall. The second place Cougars fell ^ ... ..I
to 15-9, 5-2 and arc two games behind Hays,
who is undefeated in district at 7-0 after beating J%5J f'-'Hv "' *• .'* '^'-vYV;^
Bastrop 6-2 on Friday. There are three games left & y J
in district and the Unicorns still have a mathe- " «
matical shot of making it into the postseason, but . ’
they will need a lot of help in the remaining dis- ^ . ■ t X *
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Leading 4-2 in the fourth inning, the Uni- HerakJ-Zeitung photo by THOMAS GOOLEY
coms took it to the Cougars and relief pitchers Canyon's Jerry Van Ney races back to the bag to avoid the pick off as New Braunfels first baseman Gabriel Zamora aals up for the
Brandon Cox and Johnny Zunker. New Braun- throw. Van Noy was safe, but the Unicorns still were able to upset the Cougars 13-3 to keep their playoff hopes alive,
fels sent IO batters to the plate and scored five
runs, two of them on walks and three on singles bring home pinch-runner Kelly Garza for the who got on base four times, three of them on ITlMlTflgTlfffTnflffiMM^ by catcher Bradley Clark and rightfielder Shan- final run of the game. walks, and scored four runs. Clark gave the
non Thayer. During the inning, the Cougar Miller hoped the big win would give the Uni- Unicorns the lead for good in the third inning
pitchers issued four walks. coms the spark they needed to push them into when he smashed a bases-loaded double into
The Unicorns won the game by scoring all postseason action. Centerfield that brought home two runs and
four nuts after two outs. Claik, who went 3-4, “We’ve had a lot of opportunities to crater this made the score 4-2.
plated shortstop Carlos DeLaCerda with a single year, but we haven’t because the guys have Clark’s double knocked out Cougar starting
to make it 10-3 for NBHS. The next hitter, really worked hard,” Miller said. pitcher Patrick Hinojosa.
Thayer, belted a single, that brought home two The two big sparks for the Unicorns were Unicom pitcher Aaron Moore went five more tuns. Leftfielder Michael Chapa singled to Clark, a senior, and lead-off hitter DeLaCerda, innings and gave up three tuns on six hits.
Abe LfirTOns,fonTwr Texas basketball coach, on how two of his players fated basket weaving.Herakf-Zeitung Lskflfeit *96 Hun to ems Canyon Dam
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung will sponsor the 1996 Lakefest 5K Run/Wak and Kid’s 1K on Satruday, May 4.
The first-year event, benefiting the Comal County Habitat for Humanity and Mental Health and Mental Retardation, features a course along the top of Canyon Dam
An elite field of runners (having a pace under five minutes per mile) will begin the race at 8:30 am. U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Jose Iniquez win coordinate the elite runners.
AH other participants in the 5K Run and Walk witi start at 9 am, foftowed by the Kids Run at 9:45 am.
Entry fee is $12 until May 3 or $15 on the day of the race. Runners win receive a free T-shirt and the lop three finishers in their age category WHI receive awards.
An awards ceremony is scheduled after the race at the Dam Red Bam where crawfish wi be cooking. The raoe kicks off a day of festivities at Lakefest '96, including a parade, golf tournament, auction, bass tournament, sailboat race, dance, games and prizes.
For more information on the Lakefest Run, cal race director Susan Phillips at 609-5030.
Hays Canyon Lockhart Bastrop New Braunfels Smithson ValleyPlayoff dreams end for Canyon, NBHSMI Mofcotbol dub oot to host South Twas toumamont
The New Braunfels Hoops basketbafl dub is set to host the South Texas Amateur Athletic Union age 13 Boys Regional Qualifying Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for April 26-28 at the New Braunfels Middle School Gym. The general public is invited to attend. Donations also are being taken to pay for the gym rental. For more information, call 625-1446or 625-4436.Clemens rallies past Cougarettes
By THOMAS GODLEY Adams. “Hopefully we can learn from
Sports Editor this and take it a step farther next sea
The Cougarettes will return every player next season except for senior Corby Collins.
Clemens had taken a 4-2 lead when Maid Allen belted a two RBI double in the botom of the fifth inning that tied the game at 4-4. Canyon took the lead on Tiffany Weidner’s shot to right Bek! that was mishandled and scored a run.
Canyon was led by Maid Allen and Tiffany Wiedner who each went 2-fbr-4 with two RBL Pitcher Jenise Harborth (12-7) shuck out four batten in five and 3/4 innings before giving way to Kale Boyd Amber Heitkamp, Cheryl Dunn and Adams each had a hit
The Canyon Cougarettes took a 5-4 lead into the sixth inning but couldn’t hold off a Schertz Clemens Lady Buffaloes rally that led to four runs and an 8-5 victory on Friday in Seguin.
The Lady Buffaloes will next face Waco Midway in the second round of the state playoffs.
The Cougarettes (18-10), who were making their first-ever softball playoff appearance in school history, were upbeat despite the loss.
“It’s never fun to end it like this, but our goal at the beginning of the season was to make it into the playoffs, and we did that,’’ said CHS coach CharlieDowntown Rotsvy Club hosts Sill annual bsnsfit golf toumsy
The Downtown Rotary Club win have its filth annual CMc Club Golf Challenge on Friday. May 10 at Chaparral Country Club in Seguin.
The avant—which has raised $70,000 for charities in Comal, Guadalupe and Hays counties — will benefit an array of needy groups. Wuesfs Supermarkets has again agreed to sponsor the tournament
The format will be a togr-man scramble. It begins with an 11 ain. lunch and a shotgun start at noon. There will be team prizes, a longest drive contest, and dosest-to-the-pin prizes. A hole-in-one wins a 1996 Chevrolet courtesy of Don Maxwell Chevrolet.
The tournament is limited to 28 teams.
For more information, can Greg Campbell at 629-0909, Al Leach at 606-4201 or Joe Miller at625-9162Annual aport* banquet to Honor umcom oiniovoo
The annual New Braunfels High School All Sports Banquet w$ be on Thursday, May 2 at the CMc Center. Al varsity athletes wi be honored. Dinner will be served at 6 pm
This year there wiH be a silent auction of autographed Unicorn Memorabilia Limited tickets are available on a first-come-basis for $5 at the NBHS office or at Champs No.4 on Loop 337. For more information, cal NBISD
Above, Canyon catcher Kyi la Adams loads up for an infield throw after completing a forced out at home plate. The Cougaratta defense had Ha moments. The Schertz Clement Lady Buffaloes scored three runt in the sixth Inning to pull away with an S-6 victory on Friday at Texas Lutheran Softball Field In Seguin. Right, NBHS pitcher Tammy Brauna zips a fastball to the Plata during fourth-inning action of the Lady Unicorns’ playoff match game with Kerrville Tlvy. The Lady Unicorns (oat 9-7 to Kerrville on Friday in Boerne. Both New Braunfels and Canyon ware playing In their first playoff games.Lady Unicorns fall short to Tlvy
By THOMAS GODLEY In 12 yean of coaching I've never
Sports Editor been around players who get along and
have more bin than this team, ” NBHS coach Cindy Manley said.
Tie Unicorns jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the first inning and were on the verge of a rout at 6-2 in the second inning when the Lady Antlers came back with four runs in the fourth inning to force a 6-6 deadlock.
Back-to-back singles in the bottom of the seventh inning by Rachel Green and Joy Orr put the Lady Unicorns in position to tie dungs up. Melinda Aguirre hit a fly out on the next at-bat and Orr advanced to second base after a double tag. Rippee cut the rally short with the final pop out NBHS pitcher Tammy Braune ended a strong season striking out four batters and finishing with a 10-8 record. The Lady Unicorns, who return the entire team next season, collected nine hits but had seven errors to Tivy’s IO hits and six errors.__
BOERNE — One hit was all that separated the New Braunfels Lady Unicorns (16-12) from staying alive in the state softball playoffs.
Facing two outs and runners in scoring position, Kerrville Tivy pitcher Lindsay Rippee found a way to prevent that hit. The senior right-hander forced a pop up foul, and first baseman Lindsey Proett made the catch and final out that dashed the Lady Unicorns’ dreams of a first-ever playoff victory.
Tivy held on for a dramatic 7-9 win on Friday at Greyhound Softball Field and will advance to face the winner of the Del Valle-Round Rock McNeil game. For New Braunfels, the loss was disappointing but not enough to erase a successful season that produced a district hampionship and the first Unicom playoff team in the NBHS softball program’s tour years.Unloom football oUnfttVtt Dump Iron for fiBMkrtoingtttfttnt ti
The New Braunfels Unicorn footbal team wit have a Uft-a-Tbon at 6:30 p.m.,Thursday. April 25 al NBHS Gym.
The fund-raising event seeks pledges to to match money with an amount of weight Bled by players in the bench press
The donations wi be used for improvements to the NBHS field house. The Unicom trashman football team wi it during its regular athletic period
For more information, call NBHS Athletic Director Tim Kingsbury at 625-5713.Doll pteyoro to pion novo VMM* Longs* ut tmfmfis
Golfers Interested in a new “Twilight Golf ijwgusr are invited toattend an organizational meeting on Tuesday. May 7 al 6 p.m. at Sundance Golf Course.
HerakJ-Zeitur.g Dhole bv THOMAS GODLEYIrwin takes two
lead Friday, never recovered after a double j bogey seven at the long sixth hole. At the par-5 J sixth, Allin hit his third shot over the green, flubbed his first chip shot, put his fifth on the , green and two-puttcd. He finished at 75—214 to ! stand sixth. )
Irwih birdied the third, fourth and fifth holes ; to take the lead, turned in 33 and added birdies 4 at the 10th and 13th and bogies at Not. 15 and 17.
and 67. Brian Barnes of Scotland at 212 after a 69, and New Zealand’s Bob Charles 72—213.
Aoki made five birdies, two bogies and a double bogey, at the par-3 17th, Fernandez had six birdies and a bogey, Barnes four birches and a bogey, Charles three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey.
Gary Player of South Africa is the last foreign-bom player to win the PCA Seniors, in 1986, 1988 and 1990.
Vietnam veteran Buddy Allin, the halfway
He had led by a shot following the first round after opening with 66, but slipped to second Friday, a stroke behind at 74—140.
Irwin has won three Senior Tour titles since turning 50 last June after earning 20 victories on the PGA Tour between 1971 and 1994 — including the U.S. Opens of 1974, 1979 and 1990.
Tied for second were Japan’s Isao Aoki and Vicente Fernandez of Argentina on scores of 71
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Hale Irwin, a three-rime U.S. Open champion looking for his first major title on the Senior Tour, charged back into the lead Saturday after three rounds of the PCA Seniors' Championship.
Irwin made three birdies in a row on the front nine of the 6,702-yard Champion course at the PGA National Resort and Spa for a 3-under-par 69. That gave him a 54-hole total of 209 md a two-stroke lead heading into the final round