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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 30, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Thursday April 30 1987 Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas Page 7AFuture is now for young New Braunfels Success no shock to 13-4A's hottest team By TIM WAITS Staff Writer With only two seniors and an all sophomore infield the Ne* Braunfels I nicorns are definitely a team with a foothold on the future But don t tell them about the future They huve business to take of toda\ I don t dwell tin the future or concentrate on it said t nieom C oach Peter Garza Hie tx-st thing for us to do to get ready tor next year is haw a great year this year Its what we do now that will build selfconfidence which is the thing we need the- most I try to really avoid telling the kids don t worry about it next year we re going to tx* tough he said l o hc-ek w itll ne vi year We- \e got to tx* tough this year and that s what w ill carry over What a carryover tile- young I (morns are providing themselves \fter a slow start the I nu oms have tx-come the hoite-st team in District I c 4a tty winning eight elf their last nine games The- I nicorns have a real if slim chance of gaining the second place playoff ?x-rth trailing Boerne- tty two games and Lockhart by I a itll both teams left on the sc hod lilt* hor the- I nicorns to tx* in the playe.fI rave- at this stage- is a hit ut a surprise Through the first five district games th* t nicorns -ported a I 4 r*s ord aud appeare-d in be going fie iw here Unicorn Coach Peter Garja inning the I nicorns found whatever it was they needed to make a serious run in the- district Garza pointed to the 8 2 win over Samuel Clemens following the- Tivy detiade as a turn mg peunt The* I nicorns playe d possibly their tx-st game of the season ne-xt pounding Ben-me 12 J in five inning-Did liar/a expect to tx* in tht- post lion Vt the- fir-! of tht .ear I re-allv didnt I hojxsl that we- would tx-close- third fourth something like that he said \s the season progressed .o at Garza said he can't pinpoint the ke-y to the turnaround other than the intensifying of the practices and an attitude* change in the players that urged them to convert their long hours e»f work into w ins tine- Hood reason for the Unicorns success has been the emergence of sophomore Rodney Holland as the se cond starter to ace Kicky Gomez and es a solid shortstop On the mound. Holland has shown good change of speeds to offset his challenging fastball virid at short his glove has tx.-e n steady w hile his arm tuts been a sure Sir*- cannon He has also shown surprising pop in his hat We* didn t know how good Rodney Holland wa- going to tic- because he didn t play at all last year " said liar /a He is an aggressive ball player He's a competitor He s going out there to win regardless ut whether he's playing short or pitching " When Holland is on the mound lk-nnis Lehman fills in at short giv mg th*- Unicorns an entirely sophomoric look to the infield But there is nothing sophomoric at*>ut all the-*- sophomores 'n-cond baseman Rem* .Juarez ha- I HH ‘ devew ter soph* * 'inc* nore But folio K e r - v . Braunfels nal w hi • ss to New kept working out potential of the ba! honest I rn disappo not in the thick of should tx- he sa we r* slanging a lorn shot but it s an out -I could set* the players i ll tx* ated that we r* I feel like we d Right now shot It s a ctxxi ir-t hast *pot most astern t to * quality leadoff hit beating out another Whitney fiasco earlier i Thomas Ramirez the in used in the cleanup I of the year has had a con it and a penchant for draw <» I Hi de and his hatting ring around .ion I designated hitter are the only I nicorn •een a model of con p best and worst of nu oms in the last two rn doth southpaw who oui iv losses thi ng the average thr u- outfielder out the on!v *. tnt LA, Pistons complete sweeps B, THI AS SOC IAT f O PHI SS It C. In t ’uke I x-nv er s I Nog M<x i**t g to de* .de that the lo- es l akers should tx- fax orts! to .vin the SBX hamiuofiship !Mw cames to tx-t- \ av t I tx Lakers .* th By r» . >% **tt sa ut mg » paints .tfVAl James Worthy t*eat the Nuggets ’.b* lo. W«- ? r • hr- - a *    iii    ;*-f:: k th*- * sr st vxH-j the I lenv»-j !t ain hi-c in - • playoff sa-pies I hev pi.iv e*i terrific Mix- said I knew w*-wen* in trouble .»t halftime ix-v ails* we had played alkali .I- g*xxt ,«s w«- could plav and we w»-u- still dew ll I ' J* . I Ms When w* get rolling ' - ha: I !«• -top us Kareen \fxt .    d»t*.it - . I Ii the! a >i:u - VA cdnesday night Ix-troit com pitted a 34 sweep of Washington Indiana and i,old* stat* bsf* urination and Milwauke* took a 2 I le.t I %*-r Db a<1elphia Th* Pistons **dg i*.t tti< Bai « i 1    **    '.ti** Pavers defeated th* Hawk-9* h th* W o i tor-f*eat the Jazz ll '* » an*! the Buck-tnpp* I ti* Ttx* rs 121 I Jo tonight games Cav* portland .it Roust.*n o I).ill a at s, • .vitfl (hi- horn* t*-.»ius I* A tx lib series .* I tin f riday night it - Milwaukee at Philadelphi Atlanta at Iud ir a ar I * tat it Guider Von and Worths ed m v«-n I akers n I.»uh figure- tut Vt * I iii .Ult rat a- not oj 'diem . Pacers 96. Hav, Ks ti I he Bullet’ jeu tailed I* Ber calling' the i in boun Warriors ! IO Jazz 95 The Pacers in their playoffs for the set on mini set *-- against Phil.* ie pres iou" app* iran* ** in * Miuhta which tra *-d tty as •he first half hit ll Of 4 st. • v third quai lei and closed agt kent Pistons 97 Bullets 96 NBA season are rn the    \ > _ run for an . * * They lost J :n a    fur six of his 14 I* pf a :n their only    nearly caught nj d Hie fourth quarter with a [-ad with I eagle accounting th quarter points But I fab hind the scoring of Darrell Griffith and K.*r! .Malone cutting the deficit to 91 nv as 18 points in hi. w itll 3 24 left Bucks 121 76ers 120 Mdwauk*-* .vt uh lost Game 2 at home in over time got i i victory in Philadelphia when ; w s jk Hi . | * * >t IOT*! J urn CMT With IWO StH,'0(ld> l**ft at’*-: hav ’ga shot blocked tis Rev Hinson [eld in the ■ ants w uh Mall Texas rallies to nip Yankees in 9th H. TMI AXXO< ATI O I WI N Tit- tis *lx» ankee ii h the major W Iii testify team isn't til* -caxon 2 b ad and silav night I .I two out fxttfom of Hangers c* tx attest and are I fie tx it! leagues I lie New V that the i un *-nt Hanger the same one that start! w itll a I IU ie* (ll ii Hie V ankee- blew a 7 lust (it D x,*s h 7 on Wedn* a- 4 • mo Pet ral 11 deli v ere* pinch bloop single in ttit* tin- ninth inning It cav*- til* Hangers a two game sweep ut the Yankees who are oms a victory aw av I rom then tx-st \pi u in hi-torv The victory tin- R.mgt-i s sixth in a row gas»- lex.i-    ; j homestand f.« st in the club s history and moved them to within tin** games ut leading Minnesota iii the American league West We were til* team to in -pi mg training then we stumbled com mg out of the gate and went into shock said Milch Williams who e.ii net! ins second v ictorv against one loss W»* tm.illy Wiike up Now we re playing Ilk*- the team ae had last veal Texas Manager Bobby Valentine played.* hunch in the Ixitlom of the ninth inning Petralli delivered a two out game winning bloop single to rightfield tor the game winner off reliever Dec ilk) Guante. I I Petralli’s hit scored Don Claught from third base Slaught hit a two nut d*)uble and moved to third on steve Buechele s infield single Texas 11***1 the game with three runs in the txjttom of the eighth mn mg off Yankees ace reliever Dave Klghetti, who loaded the bases with a hit batsman and t wo w alks American League National League Tigers 2 Angels I Of I *>• Aa*. t ti) Do »"». M 'as - ■v aik irq Moore W•** X’Al.) 11 Ii* kl a It V w I et Dodgers. IO Pirates 2 A*.)■>•».la, » Oa ’>«» ■a»«•><» kit lf s-j Tt>«,,(Ho 8 V >-a •,« ba'S Ta, Ne* Oat) aw* 2 t a* * M a .» * i •• S Bowen I! Sa Phillies 5 E xpo^ 0 I ’et v" o Br leis s s.u'i1 f ice fly t lei! the game at 7 all Mets 2, Astros I Tills time the N, a V 01 k Mets didn I need to check the baseballs Mike Scott v\ as th: owing The UMI plies had apparently already been told to examine him lot scuff halls Home plate umpire Randy Marsh told me he had orders ti mn National I eagut President \ BarU-tt Giamuttl to * ti*-* k the flails Houston Manager Mal Lanier complained Wednesday night .iltv-i a 2 I loss to the Mets Scott was checked four times iii six innings twice by Marsh and !wu e bv first f»ase umpire Bob Kngel and nothing came ut (fie look- Scott the 1984* NL Cy Voulig wilt lier got Ins, first loss in four decisions this year as long time nemesis Keith Hernandez hit a home run and an HBI single Sui Fernandez 4 I the first four game winner in the league pitched seven shutout innings Jesse tiros**) got til.* final two outs for ins sixtl -av* as New York ended its three game losing streak Cubs 8 Giants 4 Vndro Dawson hit tor the *v*u- lo* the lirst time in his career He tut his sixth home run in th* tost inning doubled a run home in the third singled in the fourth tripled in the Atli md singled again in the eighth He also threw losing pitcher Bog* i Mason out at first base in the second on • * diet an apparent single * l ight held Braves 5, Reds 2 hen iii*rflev and Rafael Ramirez hit consecutive two out home runs oft Bill Gullickson in tin- third inning and /ane Smith allowed live* hits iii eight Moi Brewers 8 Athletics 7 tory today of posting the tx*st record .ti a 'ill! month iii baseball history MdwaUke* is 18 2 which Is the tx-st tuli monlh winning percentage sx-t to Detroit in April LUG Paul Molitor and Glenn Braggs homered in visiting Milwaukee’s 14 hit att.u k Blue Jays 8, Twins I Lloyd Moseby and Urn ie VS hilt each snapped oui of home run droughts tor Toronto The Blue Jays led Hi iii the sixth when Mo.xeby hit his second homer of the year and first since Opening Day a span of lh games bier in la.-t year - team Last year's team just gave up “ d Got;.*-, citing the difference in - Ha*, ’earn w ith Hie current one He s very shy and humble about anything and everything and he s going to give it everything be s got. said Garza «if i added Garza said. Dustin is n< ' a great baseball player but he is i team man He gives a lot of himself all th* time trying to help Hie rest ot : ti** team Th* onlv two ’unior starters are fielders Jason Kane- and 'Troy Tinman Kanes, who was hitting or y 262 going into Tuesday night went for 4 against Uanyon and has been bruising the ball in recent game-Turman a converted outfielder is steady in the field as well as at »tinplate Whether the Unicorns can stay hot long enough to garner a playoff posi tion this year remains to be seen but it is comforting to know that mu-t ot these I nicorns are going to t** around for some good times ahead Forney captures Region IV crown SAN ANTONIO    New Braunfels Leigh Ann Kornev won ’!.*    * ia— 4A Region IV girls singles title with ai) • b 2 victory *•:    va    Ie s Christi Cudd at the M* Karlin 4 enter I udd the defending state champion, put up a go*>d grit bul Korney was in peak form in the match said Unicom Coach David Mueller V ou have- to tx- up and play well to Hat Christi and High Ann did Mueller said It was a real close match going hack and forth the whole way Christi is! t-of beating anyone Most of the games were long ! ut Muellei said when Korney ti the firM -et he was confident •r could win the title With the Region IV crown Korney enters th* -tate tournu mem n Vu-tin with an unblemish cd J ic*ord in .-ingles events The state tournament will byplay ed May 15 16 After rev ca mg a bye >- the ’>•; seed rn the first round ct P.* regional tournament Tot si* defeated Bastrop - Teresa < ia r borne and Alamo Heights Tam Byrd to reach the finals agum.-t Cudd Korney along with her younger -ister Rachel won the stat* doubles title in 198* I wo time state champion Tr. Nix of Athens w ill tx- one obsto-Leigh Ann will have to over* to earn this year s -tate singles ’. tie She Nix has fxx*n consistent Iv ranked at the top of the st an ding- all year She will definitely tx- one of the favorites Mueller said Leigh Ann i- really thrilled to tx* where she is she s playing very well and has a lot of con fidence at this point he -aid Unicorn golfers 6th after lst-round play - \N WIA>NIt) New Braunfels Bryan Parker shot a 79 tv mg him :o v.-.r-ity boys golf team tired a IG at sixth place along with Bastrop the Brackenridge God t ours** on David O’Connor and Alamo Height nesdav putting th i piacv beading int* tit tile 4 \ lf nu erns in John Filch slay - fin.. Parker was th* on IV tour th*- district meet meda at trail uh * a re h I turn ihot a ti em four -filii - ahead of second- shot lead over I I y IlaVi id Mui ace Alani* • Heigl rn-af ’.23 rah at Th .1**11 B • i’0y^ ii iflji ii! ' i refer; Iii third p lac** i? - tiregory Portland Portland i: - third at 77 528 Bas trop a nd Belton ar*- tied Tipton the tie ten ding st ate 4 r iourtn al ; 529 champion won the di strict ti tie h it Trailing The I I nicorns iii seventh j two-day total n ace is Ca at 4 Raymond The fin mil c >! the ; egionj e recd es ti Tt'iil ii C the fkiy - aft at * lual pit av New Kruunfet- Scoreboard On the air THUR SOA V ti a ill Baseball Atlanta at 4 in •a ati VV I BS pm Baseball San Francisco al * tile ago Ctg)- WUN * to p in    Hockey stanley 4 up Playoff- V*niin.s or Norris Divsion (trials I SPN 7 uf* p rn    Basketball Portland at Houston first KiurJ game WTRS * pm Boxing hen Baysmelt vs Bai .|*i Knight loi t SB \ junior lightweight nile l -PN * "pm Basketball Dallas al Seat tie firs* round game W TBS Local sports F HIDAY 7 Hi u rn Baseball Min th Min V allev hi-rnilk- live FRIDAY SATURDAY Track and field Region IV Meet al '-an Antonio Norths)de Stadium VAT URDA Y sam Running Gruetli? IU nun Run Transactions B , T St Assot idled Pl es BASEBALL Amentan League B< IS I* 'N KKD SOX Optioned I J !• t son til si Baseman to Pawtucket of ti.- Iii (emotional League t ailed up T in- B.c -out fie! vier tirsi baseman from I’awtu *u I OAKLAND V I HI T i Ii - s gn* -Caudill pit* her to a minor leugu* »on tia*t and assigned him to Tacoma oi tile Pacific 4 oast la-ague Coach Garza and nts New Braun^s squad have won eight of their last nine games and are st a .*■ • thr . j, • hunt Photo t , Leslie Kriewaldt) ;