New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
NB Red takes Senior
Herald -Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL Chris Ryder of the New Braunfels Senior League All-Stars Red team had a no-hitter in five and one-third innings against the NB Blue team Friday night at Cougar Field.
League All-Stars battle
By THOMAS GODLEY
In a game where New Braunfels would emerge with a winning team either way, it was age that proved to be the difference.
The NB Red team, comprised of 15-year old players, won 6-0 over the NB Blue team, which featured 14-year-old players, in the Senior League District 31 Tournament on Friday night at Canyon High School's Cougar Field.
With the victory, NB Red advances to the next round and will face San Marcos on Tuesday at 8 p.m.
The loss knocks the NB Red team out of the double-elimination tournament.
NB Blue Coach Kery Noble — whose players had made it to the state tournament last year in the 13-year-old boys division — put the defeat down to experience.
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"The boys weren't ready to go on vacation just yet, but it looks like this is the end of the road," Noble said. "All they can do is learn from it. They will be better next year when they face 15-year-old boys competition."
For NB Red, there was no time like the present. In the first inning, Brian Jung hit a shot down the first base line to drive in the first run on a bobbled ball.
Three more runs came in the second when Josh Salge, James Martin and Matt Harrison each reached base with singles. Clint Kingsbury then smacked a 2 RBI single that drove in two runs. Chad Wehe singled to drive in the fourth run.
In the fourth, NB Blue took advantage of walks and errors. Wehe and Harrison crossed the plate on passed balls to
balls to push the lead to 6-0.
Chris Ryder had only two walks, J pitched a no-hitter through five and on-third innings for NB Red. Josh Salge came in to close it out and gave up one hit. Defensively, NB Red committed only one error in the game. The defense was highlighted by Tyson Carroll in the |
fourth inning when he ran down a fly ball ;
hit to deep center field. With two outs and the runners going, the catch saved two runs.
NB Red Coach Dennis Wehe said both teams played solid baseball, and j
experience was the key.
"Being one year older does make a big difference," Wehe said. "They are a good ball club and could go all the way next year."
As for NB Red's next opponent, Wehe said his team is looking forward to the rematch with San Marcos after losing 10-8 in extra innings on Monday.CATCH ALL THE SCORES IN
Former coaches given probation in recruiting scandal
By KEVIN O’HANLON
Associated Press Writer
WACO, Texas (AP) — In granting probation to three former Baylor University assistant basketball coaches convicted of conspiracy and fraud in a recruiting scheme, a federal judge chastised prosecutors for pursuing the case.
U.S. District Judge Walter Smith Jr. said he had no legal grounds to dismiss a jury’s verdict in April that Kevin Gray, 40; Troy Drummond, 26; and Gary Thomas, 32, were guilty of federal conspiracy and wire and mail fraud charges.
But Smith said Congress clearly nev
er meant the law to be applied in that manner.
“If a motion for judgment of acquittal could be based on the government’s extreme lack of prosecutorial judgment, none of the motions could even be defended,” Smith wrote.
Gray, Drummond and Thomas embraced and wept tears of joy in the courtroom after the probated sentences were announced. They could have been sentenced up to five years in prison and fined up to $250,000 on each count.
The coaches were found guilty of giving junior college players term papers and of changing their test scores to help
them qualify for admission to Baylor, which was offering them basketball scholarships. The mail fraud and wire fraud charges were filed because fax equipment and the U.S. Postal Service were used.
Smith said case law requires that there be a tangible loss of goods or property as a result of the fraud, that the coaches intended to cause that loss, and that they gained from it.
“There is no financial loss... in this case,” Smith said.
Prosecutors had argued that the men cost Baylor University more than $951,000, including the cost of the schol
arships given to the recruits who cheated, revenues lost from the school’s self-imposed ban on television appearances and the cost of the NCAA investigation.
Pre-sentence reports, which judges use to help determine a defendant’s sentence, called for jail time for the men.
‘They knew it was wrong to do what they did. Yet they did it anyway... cheating and lying. I don’t think that behavior is condoned by the public,” Assistant U.S. Attorney John Phinizy said.
But Smith granted probation, saying he was influenced by the men’s forthright admission in court that they did wrong.
“I tried to be a good solid individual
citizen. I think sometimes you get overzealous. It wasn’t the right thing to do,” Gray said.
Drummond said he had hurt a lot of people “and I apologize for that. I’d just like a chance to get on with my life.”
Thomas said: “I know what I did was wrong. My job and my reputation are gone.”
Jason Ervin, Marcus Thompson, Shannon Brantley and Tyrone Davis were held out of the 1993-94 season. Jerome Lambert was allowed to play and led
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — On the 10th anniversary of his first Wimbledon triumph, Boris Becker pulled off one of his biggest victories, beating top-seeded Andre Agassi to reach the final against second-seeded Pete Sampras.
Down one set and I -4 in the second, the third-seeded Becker rallied for a 2-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-4, 7-6(7-1) victory.
The result set up a championship match against Sampras, the two-time defending champion who survived 38 aces to beat fourth-seeded Goran Ivanisevic, 7-6 (9-7), 4-6,6-3,4-6,6-3.
Becker, who also won the title in 1986 and 1989, beat Agassi for the first time in six years after eight straight defeats.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins dealt another holdover
from their 1991 World Series team, sending Scott Erickson to Baltimore for rookie pitcher Scott Klingenbeck and a player to be named only 13 hours after trading Rick Aguilera to Boston.
Seeking to cut their payroll, the trade leaves Minnesota, the worst team in the majors, with only five players from its last championship season.
Erickson. 27, is 4-6 with a 5.95 ERA. Lifetime, he’s 61-60 with a 4.42 ERA. Klingenbeck, 24, is 2-2 with a 4.88 ERA.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Darryl Strawberry made an hour visit to Shnners Hospital for crippled children, where he also broke a two-week silence about his return to baseball.
In nine minor-league games since his return — seven with the New York Yan
kees’ Gulf Coast rookie league club and two with the team’s Class A Florida State League affiliate — Strawberry is batting .241 (7-for-29) with two doubles and one homer.
DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Rockies became the 58th team in National League history to hit three consecutive home runs when Larry Walker, Andres Galarraga and Vinny Castilla homered off Expos reliever Gabc White in a four-run second inning.
LEMONT, III. (AP) — Jay Haas birdied the final two holes to take the second-round lead in the Western Open.
Haas, who trailed Tom Watson by one stroke after the opening round, shot a 4-under-par 68 for a two-day total of 7-under137.
Watson, looking for his first tour victory since 1987, was two back along with Steve Lowery, and Brett Ogle was another stroke behind after a 71.
MASON, Ohio (AP) — Mike Hill shot a 7-under-par 64 for a two-shot lead after the first round of the $900,000 Kroger Senior Classic. Ben Smith, Gay Brewer, J.C. Sneed and Isao Aoki were al 66 and five players shot 67.
Two bogeys on the back side left defending champion Jim Colbert at 69, along with crowd favorite Chi Chi Rodriguez.
SYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Former champion Jane Geddes and partner Colleen Walker shot 5-under-par 66s to share the first-round lead in the $500,000 Jamie Farr Toledo Classic.
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(AP) — Now that it seems hip to hate baseball, or at least to be REAL angry at baseball, how about a reminder of why the game is — or was — considered a national treasure.
In a year when attendance is down and apathy is up, the little things that make baseball great are the same things that people forget when they stop paying attention.
What follows is a list of IO things — some obvious, others not — that ex-baseball fans may want to be reminded of before they swear off the game forever:
1. CAL RIPKEN AND EDDIE MURRAY. Any baseball fan, even this season’s legions of disgruntled fans, can tell you about the game’s history. Ripken may make it in September when he passes Lou Gehng. Murray made it last week with his 3,000th hit. No other sport has such a distinguished past and no other sport embraces its past like baseball.
2. NOMO TODAY, MADDUX TOMORROW. Want daily drama? Watch Hideo Nomo and John Smoltz blow away batters one day, see Greg Maddux carve up hillers the next night. Baseball is the only pro sport played by every team nearly every day for six months. Yesterday’s loss is easier to forget if your favorite team wins today.
3. WRIGLEY, CAMDEN AND THE JAKE. The Ballpark in Arlington will get its first big national splash Tuesday night at the All-Star game. Coors Field in Denver, Camden Yards in Baltimore and Jacobs Field in Cleveland have revitalized downtowns and brought back sellout crowds. More neat, new ballparks are on the way, too.
4 RADIO DAYS Whether ifs Jack Buck in St. Louis, Bob Murphy in New York, Bob Uecker in Milwaukee, Jon Miller in Baltimore or Vin Scully in Los Angeles, the familiar voices of longtime announcers are a reassuring sound on a spring afternoon or a summer evening. Even with so many games on television, (here’s nothing like a nice, long listen.
5. THE GOOD GUYS. Tony Gwynn signs autograph after autograph, Cecil Fielder tosses batting gloves into the stands and other players routinely donate
money to charity and give away tickets — things you don’t hear about too often these days when players are portrayed as greedy.
6. HOME RUN HEROES. Whether it’s Ron Gant, Chipper Jones or Jim Thome, one late swing can make a star. Already, 31 games this season have ended on a home run, matching the entire total from 1994.
7. PLAYOFF POSSIBILITIES. This looks like it will be the year we finally see the expanded playoff format in action. Traditionalists say it’s part of the NHL-ization of baseball, but with so many teams so close, there are sure to be races.
8. SATISFYING STATS. Whether you’re an avid rotisserie player or a casu
al! the initials that are accepted as words by baseball fans: RBL ERA. AL. NL. K, E
9. TAKE TWO AND SIT IN RIGHT. There’s free admission for kids in Candlestick Park, open seating in Kansas City and discount tickets all over. In a day and time when a ticket to an NBA game will usually cost at least $30, hockey costs even more and pro football tickets are nearly impossible to come by, a baseball ticket usually costs about $10.
10. NEW AGE. Baseball always seems to replenish itself with young stars. While Nolan Ryan is gone and Andre Dawson and Alan Trammell are going, tune in Tuesday night and see the game’s future in Raul Mondesi. Frank Thomas. Mike
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