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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 25, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Tuesday, August 25, 1987 Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels. Texas Page 7 Houston keeps pace as Knepper 'returns' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Welcome the San Francisco Giants said to Hick Keuschel Welcome back, the New York Stets said to Hick Aguilera Glad to have you back the Houston \stros said to Boh Knepper All three pitchers had strong outings Monday night to keep the two National League division races close Astros 5, Cardinals 2 Knepper pitched his first complete game since Aug 15 I we as Houston won for the loth time in 11 game" Knepper 7 13 who beat the Car dinals for the second time in five days had a 6 35 KUA before his tur naround At the All Star break I wa" just thankful for the three da>s off Knepper said I worked so hard bet ween starts trying to figure out what was wrong but nothing seemed to work Knepper ha" a l l record and an earned run average of 3 29 in his last six appearances after a M2 start Kookie Joe Magrane cc was the loser allowing two runs on fi\e hits in seven inning" Giants 6, Phillies I san Francisco heat Philadelphia as Ueusche! allowed fixe hits in "even innings in his first appearance for the Giants after they acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh last Friday Keuschel 9-6 with a 2 69 KHA this season after shoulder surgery nearly ended his career in 1982 strut k out a season high eight batters and walkeii none as he won his first game since twat mg the Giants on July 22 Mets I, Dodgers 0 The New york Mets moved within I game's of the first placet animals rn the* Fast with a victory over lx» Angeles Aguilera in his first ap pearance since May 20 returned from an elbow injury to shut out the I lodgers on four hits for 7 2 < innings New \ ork got the only run it nc*ed ed against la*> Angeles when Keith Hernandez singled in the fourth inn mg Rangers 4, Royals 2 Bobby Witt limited the* Boy als to three hits while walking eight batters in 7 I t inning" and scott Melc her drove rn two runs for Texas at Kan sas City Witt 7 6 was relieved by Mitch Williams after throwing two balls to Unum* smith with one out in the eighth American League By The Associated Press Toronto 6-15' 'n' Clancy 10-10 at Seattle Moore East Division Itetroit w 73 L 50 Pct 593 GB National League Toronto 74 51 592 New York 71 54 568 3 By The Associated Press Milwaukee 66 58 5.32 74 East Division w L Pct GB Boston 6(1 64 484 134 St Ixxiis 73 51 589 Baltimore 57 68 456 17 New York TO 55 560 34 Cleveland 48 77 384 26 Montreal 68 55 553 44 West Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 66 59 528 74 Minnesota 67 60 528 Chicago 62 62 500 ll (Elkland M 61 512 <» Pittsburgh 54 71 432 194 California 62 M 492 44 West Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 61 63 492 4 San Francisco 66 60 524 Texas 59 65 • 6 4 Houston 65 60 520 seattle 59 66 472 7 Cincinnati 63 63 3 Chicago 52 72 419 134 Atlanta 55 69 444 IO Monday s Games Hts Angeles 55 TO 44o 104 Chicago 6 Boston san Diego 51 73 411 14 Minnesota 5 Detroit 4 l eva" 4 Kansas City 2 New \ ork 11 aliform.! 2 11 inning' «lakland 7 Baltimore t Toronto 7 seattle 3 T od a y s Games Baltimore Bell 9 9 at oakland V oung lo6 Chit ago I>otsonl0 9 at Boston Nippier 8 IO n ivtroit \lexander lo at Minnesota \iekro6 9 n Texas Guzman loll al Kansas Cliv Black >♦> n cleveland -Hhrom 5-lo .it Milwaukee Sieve' 10 6 n New y ork Kasmussen H at < aliform.! I arxk-tanah > n Monday s Games New York I lx>s Angelo' o San Francisco 6 Philadelphia I Pittsburgh i Cincinnati 4 Houston 5 St I axils 2 Today s Games Xtlanta Puleo 5-6 at Chit ago sander son 7-6 lavs Angeles Valenzuela lo ii at New York ('one 3-2 n "an Francisco Krukow 16 at Philadelphia K Gross 8 lo n Cincinnati Power IO 7 at Pittsburgh I Hume 7-51 n Houston Darwin 8 7 at St laxns Mathews 8 8 n Montreal Heaton 12 5 at "an Diego Grant t-7 n Twins 5, Tigers 4 Kent Hrbek s bases loaded single with om* out in the ninth inning Mon day night scored Steve Lombardozzt and gave Minnesota a victory over Introit snapping the Twins six game losing streak Believer Knc King 6 9 gave up a leadoff single to lx)mbardozzi King wa" relieved by Willie Hernandez and Kandy Bush advanced Lorn bardozzi to second with a sacrifice \1 Newman followed with a single sending Uimhardozzi to third and Kirby Puckett was intentionally walked Hrbek then lined Her nandez s first pitch to center field to score the w inning run Blue Jays 7, Mariners 3 F.rrue Whitt and Tony Fernandez hit home runs as Toronto defeated “"♦•attle at the Kingdome to move into a virtual tie for first place with Detroit in the .AL Fast The Tigers have a per» tentage of 593 and Turon to is at 592 Athletics 7, Orioles 3 Terry steinbach s two-out two-run "ingle sparked a live run sixth inning and ti reg Cadaret pitched five innings of hitless relief as (»akland defeated visiting Baltimore Yankees 3, Angels 2 Mike Pagliarulo s two-out double in the lith inning scored ('lauded Washington from second base and lifted New York over California at Anaheim Washington walked leading off against left hander Gary Lucas 1-3 and moved to second on lion Matting Iv s grounder before scoring on Pagliarulo s drive down the right field line White Sox 6, Red Sox 3 Carlton Fisk hit his tooth career home run at Fenway Park and Greg Walker added a tworun homer his 23rd as Chicago beat Boston Jose Delton 7-11 defeated Boston for the second time in a week Pirates 5, Reds 4 Pittsburgh snapped a four game losing streak and extended Cinctn nail s string of losses to five as Bobby Bonilla hit a three run homer and Doug Prabek allowed seven hits in seven innings The Betis* Tom Browning SII took the loss Hot Molitor faces Indians tonight Mil W Al BFF VP once again the Cleveland In bans find themselves standing in the way of The Streak The Milwaukee Brewers Paul Molitor savaged the In bans last weekend with lo hits in 2u at bats Molitor takes along his Ut game hitting streak tonight to face Cleveland s Ken Schrom in the opener of a three game series A hit in each game of the set would move Molitor past Ty Cobb who hit in 4o straight games in 1911 and into a tie with George sister for the third longest hitting streak of the century in major league baseball sister hit in 41 in a row in 1922 The only players with longer consecutive game batting streaks this century are Cincinnati s Pete Rose 44 games in 197k and the New York \ ankees Jim* DtMaggio whose \ Despite a good effort by Judy Schandua and the Cougarettes Monday Canyon lost its second straight match (Photo by Deryl C ark Lady Dragons defeat Canyon By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor Both teams made it deep into the volleyball playoffs last year Canyon went to the Class 4A finals and Bound Bock was a hi-district winner before losing to Cypress Fairbanks, the eventual Class 5A state champions Both teams may do as well this year but the difference is Canyon has two starters back while the Lady Dragons return all six When the two teams met .Monday afternoon at Cougarette Gym. both played well. hut Bound Rock s experience proved too much for the younger team The Lady Dragons took the match in two games. 15-6 15-9 Canyon played solid defensively but was unable to generate much of fense due to the Lady Dragon's tough serving “I guess they were serving well said Cougarette Coach Donna Boehle I know we were having trouble picking the ball up but I don’t know why they were so hard to return We've been receiving the ball well all season With essentially the same team that won Distict 14-5A last year Boehle said the Lady Dragons will be tough to heat in 1987 W e re looking at one of the best 5A teams in state if not the best — we ll find out ' Boehle said Behind the serving of Amy Millian Bound Bock got off to a fast 5-0 lead in the first game The Lady Dragons had problems w ith Canyon s serves as well failing twice in a row as their margin was trimmed to 5-2 But Bound Bock stretched its lead to 10-2 with the help of two aces by Meredith Doughty and one by Donna King Statistics Aces Blochs Kills Points!Assists) CANYON Judy Schandua 0-0 1-1    2 Margie Williams hmm. Stacey Moeller 0-0-2 2 W im Rittimann 0-0-0-0. Leah Krieg <m> Lorv Hill 0-1 3-4 Jennifer Kvle HMM Dana Abel hmm Totals 2 17 9(3) ROUND ROCK Amy Millian 3-0-0-3 3 Casi Rabb o-o-o U i Sarah W'omble 2-0-1 -3 Megan Huston o-o-l -1 Jackie Smiley 0-0-1 -1 Urn na King I-2-1 -1 Meredith Doughty 2-0-O-2 Rhonda Sautter hmm Ronda Anderson 0-0-2-2 Kier"ten Kile 0-1-1 I Totals ’ 3-8 17(6! Score Round Rock urns I >-b. I'M jv score Round Rock wins 15-4.15-11 Freshmen score Round Rock wins IO 1215 15-2 Canyon fought back to within four with Jennifer Kyle picking up an ace and lx>ry Hill slamming down two kills, but the Lady Dragons scored the next five points to win the first game Round Hock led 8-4 in the "econd game when Canyon stormed back to take its only lead of the match Stacey Moeller scored off of assist" from Kyle and Judy Schandua Margie Williams served an ace and two errant Bound Bock kills gave the Cougarettes a 9-8 lead But the Dragons rattled off the final seven points losing the serve only once • I thought we played well It s hard to generate oftense when you can ? return the serve But we looked pre* tv sharp on defense Boehle said Canyon travels to Devine on Wednesday with the junior varsity playing at 4 p rn and the varsity im mediated afterward Denver holds off Miami, 31-28 56gume streak in 1941 has long been thought to be un breakable It was the Indians who halted DiMaggie 46 years ago Cleveland s staff is sort of a young staff and it makes it a little difficult when you haven t faced these pitchers a lot Molitor said during an off day on Monday Molitor is 3 for-6 with five HBI this season against Schrom who is 5 IO and hass a 6 53 earned run average He had two doubles in three at bats and drove rn three runs against the right hander last week i ve had some success against Kenny but he s had his days where he s given me trouble as well It will just be a matter of getting ahead in the count and getting some good pitches to hit Molitor said DENYER VP Let it he recorded that in the 1987 preseason just as the I Vnver Broncos began to develop a powerful offense they appear to have misplaced their once formidable lefense It should re"u!’ in a lot of high scoring Barnes this fall, much like the Broncos JI 28 NFL preseason decision Monday night over the Miami Dolphins John Flw ay ran and passed for second-quarter touchdowns and Gene Lang bolted 76 yards for another score early in the third quarter as Denver raced to a 24-0 lead Then the Broncos had to hang on in the face of a fierce Dolphin comeback The Broncos generated an impressive 471 total yards, including 2o7 on the ground But they also gave up 411 yards Ron Jaworski the former Philadelphia Fagles quarterback who was signed bv Miami last week com pleted two TD passes to James Pruitt in the final six minutes of the game to draw the Dolphins within three points Only when Denver s Steve Newell recovered an on side kick with (2 sc*conds left wa> the Bronco victory secure ll was a hard game to figure out ” said Denver Coach Dan Reeves offensively we moved the ball well I was pleased with John s performance Kicky Nattiel and Mark Jackson made big catches Gene Lang showed tremendous speed • We just dtdn t put Miami away in the second hall All of a sudden we gave up two turnovers and our defense did not tackle well We also had too many penalties I don t like to see that, even rn a preseason game Flw ay got Denver on the scoreboard early in the se cond quarter He dropped back to pass looking to his right in vain for an open receiver He slipped as he was about to be sacked but then spun to his left and dashed 8 yards for the TD (»n his next play Flw ay unloaded a 53-yard pass to Nat Del the Broncos rookie w ide receiver That set up Rich Karlis 22-yard field goal Moments later an interception by cornerback Mark Haynes gave Denver possession at the Miami 8 and Flw ay connected with tight end Clarence Fay for a 17-c halftime lead Miami had crossed midfield three times in the hall but suffered turnovers twice and turned the ball over on dow ns once Barely three minutes into the second half Lang romped for his long TD putting Denver up 24-0 Cowboys to cut Ward, paper reports THOUSAND OAKS Calif AP - Jeff W ard al niver sity of Texas kicker w horn the Dallas Cowboys drafted in hopes he would solve their placekicking problems w ill be cut from the roster today the Dallas Times Herald reported Ward an all-Southwest Conference and all- America kicker for the Texas Longhorns kicked 74 percent of his field goal tries in college and holds the season and career field goal records at Texas However he missed two field goals Saturday night in the Cowboys 13-3 preseason v ictory over the San Cran cisco 49er» and was on the slide recently after being rated the top placekicker in the first week of Cowboys training camp The Cowboys started training camp with seven kickers in the effort to replace veteran Rafael Septien whom they released in the ottseason The Cowboys selected ll'    *    W    a*    IGK    I    *    ,    4    <vl    I    hicScoreboard Cancer cases a 'coincidence' FAST RUTHERFORD. N J AP The direc tor of the state s commission on cancer research said today there is no ev idence that environmental factors at (Hants stadium caused the cancers that have struck four member* of the team in the last eight years The general manager of professional football s Giants said he would welcome testing of the arena for contaminants but the operator of Giants Stadium called speculation atxiut a cancer connec Hon highly irresponsible Chairman Jon F Hanson of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority which owns and runs the stadium complex, said the area is en vironnientally safe Tackle Karl Nelson is the latest Giant to con tract cancer having been diagnosed last week as having Hodgkin s disease a cancer of the lynv phalli- system Two other Giants players died of cancer, w hile one recovered Dr Frederick Cohen chairman of the New Jersey State Commission on Cancer Research, said today on ABC TV’s ‘Good Morning America’’ that the cancer cases were a “coincidence The oncologist said there is no ev idence any of the cancers were related to the stadium environment “Probably the thing that caused their cancer* came into them many year* before they joined the Giants." he said, adding the Giants* stay at the Meadowlands since 1976 Is too short to show cancer He also pointed out that the players were stricken by different forms of cancer, further diminishing the chance they were caused by a single agent But the team s captain linebacker Harry Car son said the players have to be concerned about ourselves We want someone to conduct some sort of test to prove that the area is sate ** You have 28 ballclubs in the NFL a lot of players coming and going *’ said Carson But the Giants are the only ballclub with cancer like this When the team breaks training camp Wednes day for Giants Stadium he said. “we ll all be go mg down there wondering, What s that smell. what s the deal with the water*’ If we get a cut will it get Infected ’** Giants General Manager George Young said Monday he would welcome any testing of the area around the sadtum “We would not be opposed to anything that would make people feel safer” said Young, who was with the Super Bowl champions team at the team s training camp Mark Murphy, vice president of the National Football league Players Association said the Giants should test the stadium, and the union would like its next collective bargaining agree men! to include a study of mortality rates at all NFL stadiums Raiders suing Coliseum LOS ANGELES *AP) The Los Angeles Raiders have made a legal claim for nearly SIB 5 million in damages from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission for alleged breach of promises made to the team w hen it mov ed from Oakland to Los Angeles it was reported If the claim is paid. it would deprive the Col i>eum Commission ut almost all the damages it hopes to receive in its suit against the National Football league tor impelling the Raiders move trom Oakland in the early 1980*USOC director steps down COLORADO SPRINGS Colo AP George Miller has resigned as executive director of the I nited States Oh mpic Committee the USOC said Miller a retired I S Air Force Ll Gen said he resigned for personal reasons Miller 57 joined the I SOC in February 198.5 He was selected in a national search to succeed former executive director F Don MillerTech backup QB ineligible LUBBOCK AP Quarterback Aaron Keesee who started 15 consecutive games tor Texas Tech rn 1984 and 1985 has been declared academically ineligible tor the 1987 season school officials an nounced today Keesee. who is from Ballinger Texas played only two games last fall tor the Bed Raiders before a shoulder injury ended his season and he was granted an injury redshirt season He would have been a junior this fall and was expected to back up starter Billy Joe Tolliver Four freshman quarterback signees and senior Scott Toman will battle for the back up spot, coaches saidOn the air TUESDAY I p rn    Baseball Atlanta at Chicago Cubs WGN WTB" 7 to p rn Baseball Houston at St Louis KRKT 8pm Boxing Tony Thorton vs Stacy McSwain in a middleweight bout ESPN WEDNESDAY 12 to p rn Baseball Houston at St Louis KRKT I p rn    Baseball Atlanta at Chicago WtiN WTBSLocal sports TUESDAY 4 kl p rn Volleyball Seguin 9th. JY varsity at New Braunfels 5pm    Volleyball Smithson Valley 9th J\ varsity at San Antonio Clark WEDNESDAY 4pm Volleyball Canyon J V. varsity at Devine FRIDAY 5pm — Football San Antonio West Campus at Smithson S alley freshmen and junior varsity scrimmage with varsity following at 7 p rn 6 pm    Football New Braunfels vs Austin McCallum junior varsity scrim mage with varsity following at 7 kl p rn at Burger Stadium 6 kl p rn, — Football Bandera at Ca nyon in 9th and v arsity scrimmage FRIDAY SATURDAY Volleyball Smithson Valley New Braunfels and Canyon at Fraulien Volley festTransactions • v The Associated Press BASEBALL American League TKXAS RANGERS Placed Jerry Browne second baseman on the 15-day disabled list Moved Tom Paciorek in fielder from the 15 to 21 day disabled list Purchased the contract of Dwayne Henry pitcher from Oklahoma City of the American Association football National Football League Bt FFALO BILLS Waived Joe Bock Center Signed Bruce By rom center DETROIT LIONS traded l>emetrious Johnson safety to the Indianapolis Colts for an undisclosed draft choice Waived lion Kern tight end KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Waived Craig Richardson and Mel Anderson wide receivers Paul Bergmann tight end Randy Frazier and Ron Freeman linebackers, James Gaetano placekicker i*hns Major defensive back Gino Mingo defensive lineman Robert Parker running back and Matt Steven." quarterback MINNESOTA VIKINGS Waived Matti Lindholm and Jim Dick linebackers Iv Juan Robinson and Kent Kafentzis defen sive backs Leonard Moore running back and Tim Richey offensive tackle NFW ORLEANS SAINTS Waived Tyrone sorrels guard Vincent Alex arider fullback Terry summers nos* tackle and Derrick Taylor deiensive back NEW VORK (HANTS Placed Karl Nelson offensive tackle im injured reserve Waived Toney Catching! linebacker Stan Parker guard Stanley Scott and Matt Smith defensiv e ends and Jeff Smith tight end TAMPA BAY RCCC AN KEHS Waived Jeremiah Castine cornerback K I) Dunn tight end Michael Perrino often sive lineman and Michael I VV net defen sive end ;