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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Contact Sports at 625-9144 ext. 223. Sports Friday Editor Bryan Adams    ||/    \Tl    ^T'L    I    July    11,2003 IBNBH All-Stare-- LITTLE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL ALL-STAR TOURNAMENTS Major Baseball (at Canyon Lake L.L. Fields) Tuesday, July 1 Canyon Lake 5, NB Blue 1 NB Red 7, Seguin 2 Wednesday, July 2 NB Red 2, Lockhart 2 (forfeit) Monday, July 7 NB Blue 13, Seguin 2 Wednesday, July 8 Seguin 7, NB Blue 4 (forfeit) San Marcos 4, NB Red 1 Thursday’s game Seguin 12, NB Red 6 Today ’s games San Marcos vs. Seguin, 6 p.m. (and 8 p.m. if necessary) TO REPORT SCORES AND HIGHLIGHTS call (830) 625-9144 ext. 223 Seguin erases NB Major Red All-Stars third inning, NB Red rallied for five runs on three hits, one walk and an error. Tyler Figol started the rally with a one-out single through the right side of the infield — NB Red’s first hit of the game off Seguin starting pitcher Justin Avalos. John Glosson then was hit by a pitch for the second time in the game to put runners at first second before Lane Grimm ripped a two-run double the opposite way down the left field line. Tbny Gonzales’ RBI-ground-out scored Grimm to make it 3-0. Dylan Dahse kept the rally going with a single to center field. Wes Fraunhofer drew a base on balls and Josh Perez laced a groundball through the first baseman’s legs for a three-base error. Dahse and Fraunhofer scored on the play to make it 8-5. NB Red put runners on second and third with two outs in the fourth inning, but left See NB RED/4BSan Marcos to play Seguin in title game By Bryan Adams Sports Editor K. JESSIE SLATEN/Herald-Zeitung NBH All-Star Josh Perez throws to first during Thursday’s North Zone Tournament at Canyon Lake Little League Fields. Seguin eliminated NB Red with a 12-6 victory. SATTLER — New Braunfels Little League Major Red All-Stars dug themselves an 8-0 hole, then cut Seguin’s lead to 8-5, but could not complete the comeback Thursday night at Canyon Lake Little League Fields. Seguin hung on for a 12-6 victory and will play San Marcos for the North Zone Championship beginning at 6 p.m. today. If Seguin wins, the two teams will play again at 8 p.m. If San Marcos wins either game, it advances directly to the District 31 title series beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday. Trailing 8-0 going into the bottom of the Astros chalk up nine in first inningHouston beats Cincinnati 11-2 HOUSTON (AP) — Richard Hidalgo hit a three-run double and the Houston Astros jumped out to the biggest first inning in franchise history, scoring nine runs Thursday night in an 11-2 victory over the slumping Cincinnati Reds. Houston sent Cincinnati to its eighth loss in a row, outscoring them 36-8 during' a four-game sweep. Geoff Blum had two hits in the first inning, including a two-run single. Jeff Bagwell, Brad Ausmus and Adam Everett added RBI singles as the Astros chased Paul Wilson before he got an out. It was the most runs for the Astros in any inning since they scored nine in the sixth at Pittsburgh on Sept. 8, 1999. The most runs Houston has ever scored in an inning is 12 against Philadelphia in the eighth on May 31, 1975. Ron Villone (1-0) got the victory, pitching six innings and giving up two runs on fourNext Three HIDALGO HOUSTON ASTROS SCHEDULE Friday, July 11 Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Saturday, July 12 Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. Sunday, July 13 Astros vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:05 p.m. on AM 1420 KGNB. TICKETS 1-877-927-8767 hits. He walked two and struck out two. Craig Biggio started Houston’s first inning by reaching base on a throwing error by shortstop Ray Olmedo and moving to second on a single by Blum. BagweU drove in Biggio with a single, and a walk to Lance Berkman loaded the bases for Hidalgo, who hit a three-run double. Berkman, a Canyon High School graduate, was 2-for-2 with an RBI and scored twice. After a single by Morgan Ensberg, Hidalgo scored on a single by Ausmus and Everett drove in Ensberg with a single to bring on John Riedling in relief of Wilson (5-6). Biggio singled before Blum s single scored Ausmus and Everett. A walk to Bagwell loaded the bases and a walk to Berkman scored Biggio. Gonzalez homers twice in 9-4 victory ARLINGTON (AP) — Juan Gonzalez homered twice, including a three-run shot in the first inning, and the Texas Rangers hit four home runs to beat the stumbling Minnesota Twins 9-4 and complete a three-game sweep Thursday night. Michael Young added a three-run homer and rookie Mark Thixeira also connected for the Rangers. Texas starter John Thom son (6-9) allowed two runs and eight hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked two. Gonzalez hit a solo homer in the fourth. Gonzalez has 428 homers, moving him past Billy Williams for 31st place on the career list. Minnesota starter Rick Reed (4-9) gave up three homers, seven runs and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings.Armstrong in good shape as Alps loom By John Leicester Associated Press Writer NEVERS, France — Lance Armstrong’s team has plenty of champagne in stock. But while the four-time champion is in good position for another Tour de France victory, he is not about to start popping corks with more than two weeks of racing left. The Texan remained in second place overall behind teammate Victor Hugo Pena, playing it safe and finishing 53rd in Thursday’s fifth stage of cycling’s showcase event. Alessandro Petacchi, an Italian proving to be the sprint king of this cen-t e n n i a I Tour, took the stage. It was his third stage victory in five days, A r m -strong is preserving his strength for the mountains, using his U.S. Postal Service teammates to shield him from accidents — a clear risk in the flat and fast early races. “We’re in good shape,” teammate George Hineapie said. ARMSTRONG “Our main strategy is to keep Lance out of trouble, and let him do the least work possible. Keep him out of trouble and out of the wind." Armstrong was sandwiched between teammates Hineapie (52nd) and Pavel Padrnos (54th) in the 122.03-mile race to Nevers. In the overall standings, U.S. Postal holds the top eight spots. “It worked out well today," teammate Floyd Landis said. “We didn’t have to push too hard or do too much work.” The team routed its rivals in time trials Wednesday when squads raced against See ARMSTRONGS District 31 9-year-old all-star champs The 2003 New Braunfels Little League 9-year-old Special Gray All-Stars won the District 31 title. Players were Lorenzo Aguirre, Ty Chafin, Cate Bmbaker, Austin Day, Nicolas De La Cerda, Cody Dees, Aaron Dubose, Ralph Garza, Gage Hadlock, Andres Martinez, Eric Schleier and Kale Slone. Coaches are Fausto Aguirre, Tony Brubaker, Jeff Dees and Carlos De La Cerda. Photo submittedHow ’bout that? NAM HUH/NBHZ Correspondent Sarah Lizama (right) of New Braunfels, and Brianna Brown of Desden, Ohio, exchange blows during the third round of Thursday’s semifinal bout of the Women’s U.S. Boxing National Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. NB boxer Sarah Lizama advances to U.S. national finals From staff reports FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — New Braunfels boxer Sarah Lizama, 16, stopped Brianna Brown of Desden, Ohio Thursday night to advance to the finals of the Women’s U.S. Boxing National Championships. Lizama, who advanced to the national championships by winning the Texas State middleweight amateur title, won in the middle of the third round after the referee stopped the fight. She will fight for the national title belt in the 154-pound junior division against Erica Samith on Saturday at the Fort Lauderdale Marina Marriott’s Grand Ballroom. Samith stopped Austina Lycan of Peshtigo, Wis. in the first round Thursday. Weigh-ins and medical exams begin at 7 a.m. and final bouts will begin at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The 10th annual Women’s U.S. Boxing Championships NAM HUH/NBHZ Correspondent Sarah Lizama (right) of New Braunfels, raises her hand by the referee after winning by TKO against Brianna Brown of Desden, Ohio Thursday in Florida. is for U.S. female boxers registered with USA Boxing, meaning all boxers had to advance through local tournaments and regional tournaments in order to be eligible to enter this week’s national competition. More than 150 athletes are competing from 33 states in 13 weight classes (101-189 pounds). There are 2,348 women registered with USA Boxing, the sports governing body. The total increased by 567 from 2002, the biggest jump in nine years. Rules regarding women’s boxing are similar to the men’s program. A few minor differences include length of rounds, the use of breast protectors instead of cups and a required waiver stating that the participant is not pregnant at the time of the fight. Lizama, who will be a senior this fall at Canyon High School, improved her career record to 6-0. Her coach, Constable Randy Galindo, said if she wins she advances to the World Finals in Brazil next year. “It’s going to be tough, no question about that. But it’s an honor just to be there,” Galindo said before Thursday’s bout. Lizama said before the fight that no matter what happens, she will be back for a fight Aug. 2 in Seguin. “I don’t plan to retire. I think I will fight for a few more years,” she said. Lizama got started in boxing in Oakland, Calif., where she lived before coming to New Braunfels. She plans to attend college and might try to go to Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, so she can continue to train in New Braunfels — and maybe work toward the Olympics. ;