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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 12, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas Copsnipcops in fierce fight A sixth-inning triple play helped the New Braunfels Police Department beat the Depart* ment of Public Safety 17-12 in a softball game. The teams played Wednesday afternoon at the Little League field on Fredericksburg Road. The police team tied the DPS IMI at the top of sixth inning with a grand slam play by Tommy Comales and a home run by David Wilson. Bases were loaded with no outs when DPS player Tommy Ratliffe batted rn the bottom of the sixth inning. “He hit a screaming line drive to center field," police team coach and player Felix Roque said Rover Kevin Stevens made "a superb catch" Roque said. He threw the bell ta second baeeman Basel Butler Boatwright III, who caught the DPS runner off base. Boarwright then threw the ball I to patcher Juan Gusme, who *»g the runner coming in from third base. The triple play was fellowed by an additional five rune in the seventh inning by the police I department. “It was a fiercely fought battle" Roque aaM. The police team was alae helped by Ada Hamel I and Guadalupe Enroute of the police depart | ment. They played two innings each.    _____Sports Hwrald-Zeitunj Friday, August 12,1963    i Astros, Scott discombobulate San Diego, 5-1 Bv the associated press    for    nnp nm nn Tony Gwynn'* two-nut RHI single in tho nine following a two-out single by Claudell Washington and “Niedenfuer was outstanding, Jus By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS In the early part of the Houston Astros’ game against the San Diego Padres, pitcher Mike Scott admitted he was a bit out of sorts — “Discombobulated," he said. Scott’s vocabulary was as puzzling as his pitching was to the Padres after the early innings. The Astros’ right-hander settled down to combine with reliever Dave Smith on a seven-hitter, as Houston downed the Padres Thursday night 5-1 for the fourth win in five games. In other National League games, it was Chicago IO, St. Louis 5; Atlanta 6, San Francisco 4; and Los Angeles 4, Cincinnati 3. “I don’t know what I was doing out there,” Scott said. “I’ve never been so discombobulated in my life. I had no idea where the hall was going. I was terrible.” Scott, 6-4, walked four and allowed four hits in the opening four innings, but escaped with only being charged for one run on Tony Gwynn’s two-out RBI single in the third inning. A line-out double play to right fielder Kevin Bass bailed Scott out of a second inning jam and bought him time to settle down. “If it wasn’t for that, I wouldn’t have got past the second inning,” he said.Braves 6, Giants 4 Atlanta’s Dale Murphy blasted two home runs to give him nine for the season off San Francisco pitchers. “It’s tough when a guy has a night like that," said San Francisco’s Darrell Evans after watching Murphy drive in five runs in the Braves’ victory. “They got two big hits from Murphy, but even with the first one we still could have come back, and then he hits another one." Murphy crunched a 2-1 pitch from Bill Laskey, 12-9, deep into the left-field seats at Atlanta Stadium in the first in ning following a two-out single by Claudell Washington and a walk to Bob Horner. His second homer of the game, and 25th of the season, carried over the right-field fence following a Horner single in the fifth and it was his fourth this year off Andy McGaffigan. Dodgers 4, Reds 3 In Cincinnati, Ken I.andreaux’s sacrifice fly in the seventh inning lifted Los Angeles over Cincinnati, snapping the Dodgers’ three-game losing streak. I*andreaux’s sacrifice fly scored Dave Anderson to break a 3-3 tie and give the victory to reliever Tom Niedenfuer, 6-1, who pitched four shutout innings and struck out a career-high seven. Greg Brock had hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers, but the Reds came back to tie in the third with the help of Dodger errors. “Niedenfuer was outstanding, Just tremendous,” said Dodger Manager Tom Lasorda. “I guess that’s what it took for us to win.”Cubs 10, Cardinals 6 In Chicago, Leon Durham’s grand-slam homer in the third inning and six unearned runs in the fourth carried the Cubs over St. Louis, the Cardinals’ ninth loss in their last IO games. Third-inning singles by Mel Hall and Ryne Sandberg and a walk to Ron Cey preceded Durham’s lith homer of the season and second grand-alam of his career. Dick Ruthven, 6-9, was the winner. The loss, was charged to Danny Cox, 0-1, making his second major-league stat. “It’s taking a little time to get back into the swing of things,” said Durham, who was on the disabled list in June and missed nine games at the end of July because of hack Major-league turnaround Red-hot Bannister leads White Sox past slumping Orioles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS When the Chicago White Sox made Floyd Bannister a millionaire last winter, they expected to get a super pitcher. For half a season, they got a super dud. Then came the All-Star break and Bannister used the time off to work overtime. Now, the White Sox have their super pitcher — and a stranglehold on the American League Wert Division. Bannister earned his seventh straight victory, striking out ll in 6 1-3 innings Thursday night as Chicago belted Baltimore 6-3. The victory extended the Sox’ lead in the Wert to six games over Kansas City, which was rained out in Boston. The Orioles, losers af six in a row, fell to third place in the East, one game behind Milwaukee. The Brewers knocked off Toronto 64 to move into first place. The New York Yank ops are second, .003 behind the Brewers, after edging Detroit 64 in IO innings. Tbs Tigers are fourth, .OOI in back of Baltimore. In tbs only other AL game, Oakland jumped into third place in th* Wast with a 6- 0 triumph over Minnesota. "The first half is not something I Uke to look back on," said Bannister, 3-9 at the All-Star break. “During the break, I felt I needed to work a Utile extra I threw batUng practice, studied films, and worked with (pitching coach Dave) Duncan. I had to try to figure out what I was most comfortable with." He did, and his revival has coincided with the Sox’ rush to the top of the West, where they are the only team with a winning record. Tom Paciorek had four hits for Chicago. “(Manager Tony) LaRuasa told me I’d be playing more,” said Paciorek. "That’s ail I can ask. I’m not saying I’U lead us to the Promised Land but I do think I can contribute to us winning the division and getting into the World Series.Browses 0, Btu# Jsys 4 Cedi Cooper, Robin Yount and Jim Gantner knocked in two runs apiece and Cooper hit a solo home run aa well as Milwaukee moved atop the East for the first time since April 28 Milwaukee is 9-4 this month to surge into the lead, while Toronto has dropped seven of its last eight games. Cooper has gone 53-for-l5© < .353 average) with 44 RBI since the All-Star break Rookie Chuck Porter, who six-hit Ute Blue Jays 3-0 in his last start, was the winner. “I’m not satisfied," said Cooper. “ You’ve always got to do more and try to do more.lf you get three hits you should try for four lf you have four, you should try for five. I wasn’t able to do it, but I ll take the three." "He’s having an outstanding two months," said Brewers Manager Harvey Kuenn "He was hitting .270-something at the All-Star break and now he's well up over .300 He’s driven in 98 runs He’s really come back." Ysnksss 6, Tigers 5 After taking a vicious cut, missing Howard Bailey’s pitch, Dave Winfield fell to the ground in pain. His foot was treated, then Winfield swung just as hard and belted a game-winning home run, his 23rd homer of Die season. The Yankees have won seven of their last IO games. Rich Gossage, worked 3 1-3 innings of one-hit relief to improve his record to 10-3. The Yankees grabbed a 5-0 lead, helped greatly by three Tiger errors in the second innings But Detroit came back with a five-run fifth on six singles, an error and a bases-loaded walk lance Parrish. “ Wasn't that a great game,” said Gossage. “ We got a big lead, they came back and tied us and then we came beck and won."A's 6, Twins 0 Chris Codiroh scattered five hits for Oakland’s first complete-game shutout this year and Dwayne Murphy hit his 12th homar as the A’s moved into third place in the Wert with their sixth victory in the part seven games and 13th of their lait ll, despite a slew of injuries to the pitching staff. "I’m the only original starter left In the rotation, and I’d like to keep it that way,” said Codiroh. Comaltexwins regular season with forfeit Practice perfection New Braunfels players David Detemos (left) and Greg Bender work on techniques during the last day of shorts-and shirts workouts for the Unicorns The Comaltex Panthers captured first place in the New Braunfels Summer Basketball League Thursday — without a single Jump shot. The Panthers, needing only to defeat Jesse’s Discount Gas to take the title, did so merely by showing up. While the Panthers did layup drills to the strains of The Pink Panther on a cassette recorder, the three members of Jesse’s who arrived at Academy Street gymnasium waited in vain for their colleagues. Among those missing in action were Mike Jackson, the league’s leading scorer with a 33.8 average, and Rudell Sanders, who had pumped in 39 points in an earlier game. The presence of those two high scorers gave the title game some promise, despite Jesse's 2-7 record. The forfeit win gave the Panthers a 9-1 record. The Herald defeated Batey Construction, 61-63, to move to 9-1 as well, but Comaltex takes the regular season title on the basis of its 8643 win over The Herald July 5. As the top two seeds in the league playoffs, both teams will receive first-round byes, however. Under Pass Saloon moved part Batey Into third by holding off Fischbeck Welding, 6341. Under Pass, 6-2, now plays the sixth seed, ABC Pest Control, at 8:30 p.m. Monday in the first round of the playoffs. Batey, the fourth seed, plays the fifth-seeded Smurfs at 7 p.m. Both games will be played at the Academy Street gym. The winner of the Under Pass-ABC contest plays The Herald Tuesday at 7 p.m.. while Comaltex gets the Batey-Smurfs winner at 8:30. While Comaltex breezed, The Herald needed a hot third-quarter to stymie a Batey comeback and put the game away. The Herald had opened a 35-20 lead midway through the second quarter, but Batey closed the gap to 37-29 at the half. But The Herald responded with a 19-10 third quarter for a 56-39 lead, and Batey came no closer than 15 the rest of the way. Cliff Wilkins and Conrad Sture paced The Herald with 23 and 22 points, respectively, and Clay Sultemeier and Roger Richey added 13 and ll. Ken Feland led Batey with 17 points, followed by Vernon Klar and Doc McBride (12 each) and Kenny Bartek (IO). Under Pass made a 214 first-quarter lead stand up, as Fischbeck chipped away the entire game but couldn’t catch up. The lead was eight (37-29) at the half and5344 after three quarters. Paul Wendell led the winners with 16 points, followed by Craig Ruin with 12 and Erie Bueboom with IO. Earl Wilson poured in 21 points in a losing cause for Fischbeck, followed by Alan Fischbeck with 14 and Gordon Battling with ll. UNDER PA88(6S) Walker I, Beele 4, Busboom IO, Wellman 9, Williams 4, Rinn 12, Wendell 16. FISCHBECK (81) Williamson 6, Fischbeck 14, Wilson 21, Battling ll, Sue photo* by John N    Sontof    MSZ 4. BATEY (IS) Thursday.    Two a    days    in    full    pads    begins    today,    head of    steam, while Bender, a    quarterback,    works    9, Culpepper^**    17, McBride    12, Sebenc Detemos,    a    running    back,    heads    upfield    at    a    full    on    handoffs    HERALD (81) Wilkins 23,    Richey ll, Sture    22,    Doherty    I, Sultemeier 13, Brazil 8, Johnson 4. ;