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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 8, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, July^, 1993Sports « Page 7 Richard Tijerina New Braunfels: Elimination can unit another day Noble effort gives Nationals stellar pitching for third consecutive game By RICHARD TIJERINA Sports Editor Softball tourney The 12th Annual Black-Eyed Pea Softball Tournament will be held July 16-17 in Athens. Format is U.S.S.S.A. sanctioned state and divisional qualifier, and the tournament is a double elimination event. There are men’s B,C,D and E classes, with a 32-team limit. Cost is $130 for U.S.S.S.A. registered teams, $145 for non-U.S.S.S.A. teams. Awards include individual trophies for first place champion team, individual T-shirts for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place teams, and team trophies for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Entry deadline is July 14 by noon. For more information, call (903) 675-9154. Outdoor Expo Two internationally influential conservation/outdoor recreation advocates, International Sportsmen's Expositions and Game Conservation International, have joined to launch the Texas International Sportsmen Exposition-GAME COIN, a five-day exposition of sport fishing and shooting sports education set for February 1994 in the Alamodome. The San Antonio Expo will incorporate GAME COIN’S traditional special events including its annual meeting with a roster of prominent wildlife conservation speakers, a spectacular collection of wildlife art, an auction and big gam' fishing and hunting trips. Information on the Expo is available from ISE at (800) 545-6100 or (210) 824-7509. Jr. Ranger Camp Youths between the ages of 11 and 15 may develop an understanding of local park ranger duties, responsibilities, job skills, and tasks during the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department's Jr. Ranger Camp in Landa Park. Sessions nm from July 12-14 and August 2-4. For information, call 608-2160. “He tosses nickels around like manhole covers. ”— Mike DNka, on tonner coach George Halat. NL's staff doing fine without staff ace SEGUIN - Oh, those National Major League pitchers. The New Braunfels 12-year olds have had every reason to take an early exit from the District 31 Little League Tournament. Just after the end of the regular season and All-Star teams were named, National League pitcher Clifton Fischer decided to take a run in the park. While chasing his sister at Landa Park, Clifton fell and broke his arm. Ouch. All Fischer was to the National League was the team's best pitcher and one of its top hitters. Thus far in the tournament, he's watched the action from the bench, still dressing out but wearing a hefty blue cast on his right arm. But a funny thing has happened. His National League teammates have found a way to survive. And then some. New Braunfels is 2-1 in the double elimination tournament, and although they're in the loser’s bracket and facing a tournament death with one more loss, they're looking anything like lame ducks. In fact, they could be heading for a matchup with the New Braunfels American League, which has looked awesome so far in the Seguin tournament But it isn't to be, this time. Nationals manager (and Clifton's dad) Kent Fischer isn't exactly playing the waiting game. The National League isn't playing like it's ready to lose. They dissected the Seguin National League Wednesday night In fact, in all three games -including their 7-1 debacle Tuesday at the hands of Seguin American •• New Braunfels has looked impressive. And what's more, they're doing it on the mound. Three games. Three complete game performances from their starting pitcher. And those three have not only been complete, they've been so good that New Braunfels has either won or been in the game close to the end. Monday night Mark Molina went the distance. He was in trouble in spots, giving up two first inning home runs, but New Braunfels got the win. Tuesday, David Gillis was on the mound and even though New Braunfels won, the Nationals were still within two runs late in the game. On Wednesday, Mark Noble pitched a solid game, holding Seguin scoreless in the first three innings on the way tea 15-7 win. Listen to this: Fischer now says pitching is the National League's strong point "Clifton is one of our top pitchers, but the team has to recover from any injuries to win. We've got solid pitchers and a good bench." And a solid offense. New Braunfels has hit three homers in three games. Couple that with good pitching, and it could mean a date with New Braunfels American. \Patriots sign QB Bledsoe to contract By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOSTON — Drew Bledsoe needs time to get used to his overnight rise to riches, just as he’ll need patience before New England Patriots coach Bill Par cells lets him quarterback the team. He hopes the second adjustment comes sooner than the first “Money doesn’t bring status,’’ the top choice in April’s NFL draft said Tuesday after signing a six-year contract “A big goal of mine is to change as little as possible because I’m pretty happy right now.” Tile contract “is the heaviest commitment that a team has ever made" to a draft choice, said Leigh Steinberg, Bledsoe’s agent. Steinberg said the deal, signed nine days before training camp, is worth an average of $2.48 million per year, placing its value at $14.88 million, with a $4.5 million signing bonus was paid upfront Parcells, who was not at the news conference, has said he may not start Bledsoe immediately.Quotable Dyn-o-mite: Girls Slow Pitch team takes stateSports Bulletins From Miff reports The New Braunfels Dyn-o-mites visited Austin with high hopes of a good showing in the TAFF Slow Pitch State Tournament June 26-27. They got that and more. The Dyn-o-mites won the championship, arid now are heading to Baytown next weekend for the ASA State Playoffs in Baytown. At the TAFF tournament, the Dyn-o-Mites' first game on the 26th was postponed due to rain. Later that day, they opened the tournament with the Hurst Warriors. In the first inning, Cali Courtney and Jenise Harborth scored with hits from April Tuch, Courtney Pillsbury, Kylie Adams and Rebecca Espinosa. The Warriors were held to three runs in New Braunfels' 7-3 win. The Dyn-o-Mites next faced the Lubbock Angels later that day. New Braunfels scored five runs in the first inning, as Courtney, Harborth, Tuch, Adams and Espinosa all crossed the plate. New Braunfels built up a 5-1 lead after three innings. They added two more runs in the fourth inning and another in the fifth, but Lubbock came back with five runs in the fifth to cut Members of tho Now Braunfels Dyrvo-mltes Include (front row, loft to right) Misty Roberts, Kylle Adams, Jenise Harborth, Rebecca Espinosa, Tanya Castilloja, Dorothy May, (second row) Jennifer Ybarra, Courtney Pillsbury, Rayanne Tlmmermann, Joy Orr, Call Courtney, April Tuch, (back row) Coach Gary Tuch, Coach Dennis Harborth, Coach Clit Courtney. the Dyn-o-mites' lead to 8-6. Joy Or scored for New Braunfels in the sixth, and Espinosa added another run in the seventh as the Dyn-o-Mites held on for a 10-6 win. New Braunfels then met the Baytown Eliminators. Both teams remained scoreless until Espinosa and Rayanne Timmermann scored for New Braunfels in the fifth inning to put the Dyn-o-Mites up 3-1. In the sixth, New Braunfels added two more runs, but Baytown scored four times to tie the game. That tie lasted until the seventh inning, when Orr and Tuch scored. New Braunfels won the game 7-5. The Dyn-o-mites met up with the undefeated Hurst Royals Sunday morning. In the first inning, Orr scored after a double by Harborth. New Braunfels added three more runs in the second, highlighted by Courtney's home run. The Dyn-o-Mites gave up four runs to the Royals in the fifth inning, but they went on to win anyway, 12-5. Their next opponent proved to be a familiar one - the Royals, as the two met up for what proved to be the championship game. The Dyn-o-mites, who had been playing superb defense throughout the tournament, saved their best defensive effort for last. New Braunfels gave up only two runs in its 5-2 win for the title. Adams scored in the second inning, though the Royals tied the game in their next at-bai. Hurst scored its final run in the sixth inning, but New Braunfels scored three in the fourth and one more in the seventh to end the scoring, 5-2. The real star of the game, however, was the New Braunfels defense, which stopped several Hurst hits and rallies with numerous double plays and spectacular catches. SEGUIN — Things could have looked better for the New Braunfels National Major League going into Wednesday night's game with the Seguin Nationals. In the District 31 double elimination tournament, the Nationals were down to their last loss after Tuesday night's 7-1 setback to Seguin American League, down to their No. 3 pitcher, and playing for the third day in a row. So all they did was breeze by Seguin Wednesday night 15-7 to stave off elimination and move into a Friday night game at 8 p.m. New Braunfels did it all. They pitched well, fielded well, made the spectacular defensive plays when they had to and delivered the big base hit when the opportunity came. In short, it was a Noble effort. Mark Noble, the National League's pitcher du jour, looked sharp on the mound Wednesday night He gave up four hits through the first five innings, and by the time Seguin scored runs in the final inning, the score was already 15-5 and the outcome academic. New Braunfels manager Kent Fischer said No. 4 pitcher Ricky De Los Santos would start on the mound for the National League Friday night and that New Braunfels would be ready. After all, they will have gotten almost two days rest by then. "We were probably getting a bit weary from playing every night" Fisher said. "Now we've got a little time off to regroup and get fresh." Wednesday night's win was a complete reversal from Tuesday night's nightmare against the Seguin American League. In that loss, New Braunfels' only run came on a Chris Tomerlin home run, as Fischer’s National League struggled to solve the pitching of Seguing Kent Haltz. Against the Seguin National League, New Braunfels had no trouble offensively at all. They erupted for 15 runs, their highest run count of the tournament, and were led by Noble. Noble helped him- Herald-Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETH Eddie Dahl slides safely Into home while Emeg Perez-Leal waits for the throw home In the second Inning of Wednesday night's 15-7 New Braunfels National League win over Seguin. In a Junior Boys game, San Marcos beat New Braunfels 7-3, who now plays Friday. self out by going 2-4 with a double and a home run. He also scored three runs. Noble's home run was the third in as many days for New Braunfels. The Nationals broke open a 6-0 game in the fourth inning, when they scored four runs, led by Noble's homer. New Braunfels added five more runs in the fifth inning. "We hit the ball much cleaner and played much sharper tonight," said Fisher. "Mark pitched a great game. He really locked sharp tonight" Just about all of New Braunfels did. They scored three runs in the first inning, as Nicholas Dixon, Eddie Dahl and Noble all crossed the plate. In the second, Dahl walked with one out, moved to second on Tomerlin's line drive single up the middle, and scored on Mark Molina's RBI single past second base. Tomerlin also scored on Reed Boyd's smash double to the Centerfield wall. New Braunfels scored every inning. After scoring one run in the third, New Braunfels erupted in the fourth and fifth. The game ended in appropriate fashion, as well. Seguin rallied fa two runs in die sixth inning, but left fielder Eddie Dahl’s diving catch of Marshall Sanafer’s line drive ended the game. "Eddie's made two of those game saving catches in the tournament," said Fischer. "We've all been playing well defensively and our pitching has been great." ;