New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 18, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas
Contact Sports Editor Bryan Adams, at 625-9144 ext. 223
Wednesday, June 18, 2003
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES Double Elimination Sunday, June 15
Game 5 — South Carolina 11, LSU 10, LSU eliminated
Game 6 — CS-Fulierton 6, Stanford 5 Monday, June 16
Game 7 — Miami 7, SW Missouri State 5,
Game 8 — Rice 12, Texas 2
Tuesday, June 17 Game 9 — Stanford 13, South Carolina 6, South Carolina eliminated Game 10 —Texas 5, Miami 1, Miami eliminated
Game 11 — Cal State-Fullerton vs. Stanford, 1
Longhorns eliminate Hurricanes 5-1
Rice vs. Texas, 6 p.m.
Texas to face Rice again, before finals
By Eric Olson
Associated Press Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Freshman Sam LeCure held Miami to one run over 6 1-3 innings and closer Huston Street retired all seven batters he faced as defending national champion Texas beat Miami 5-1 at the College World Series on Tuesday night.
The Longhorns (50-19) eliminated Miami (45-17-1) and will
play Rice on Wednesday. Texas would have to win twice against Rice, which is 2-0 in the CWS, to reach the best-of-three championship series that begins Saturday.
Both of Miami’s losses at the CWS were to Texas.
Street picked up his $ 4th save of the season and became the first pitcher to record five saves at the CWS.
The Longhorns managed only six hits, but four Miami pitchers issued eight walks.
LeCuro (5-0) allowed seven hits,
walked one and struck out two. The only run he gave up came on Brian Barton’s RBI double in the sixth.
Texas scored three times against Miami starter Brandon Camardese (9-2) in the third inning. Michael Hollimon hit his third homer of the season leading off the inning, and Dustin Majew-ski later doubled in two more runs.
The Longhorns came away with no runs after loading the bases with one out in the fifth. But they loaded them again in
the sixth against Alex Blanco and scored on Tim Moss’ single off Shawn Valdes-Fauli and Omar Quintanilla’s sacrifice fly.
LeCure ran into trouble in the seventh. After getting two groundouts to start the inning, LeCure walked Richard Gian-notti and gave up a single to Danny Figueroa.
Street, the 2002 CWS Most Outstanding Player, came on to strike out Adam Ricks. He then set down the Hurricanes in order in the eighth and ninth to preserve Texas’ victory.
Kent gets GW RBI
By Michael A. Lutz
AP Sports Writer
H( )USTON — Jeff Kent hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and Octavio Dotel earned his team leading sixth victory as the Houston Astros snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Oscar Villareal (4-4) hit Craig Biggio with a pitch to start the eighth and Morgan E n s b e r g bunted him to second.
After Jeff Bagwell was intentionally walked, Kent lined a single to left field scoring Biggio with the go-ahead run. Left fielder Luis Gonzalez’s throw home was cut off by third baseman Alex Cintron as Biggio slid in safely.
Dotel (6-2) came in to start the eighth and walked the first batter. But he struck out Robert Hammock and Steve Finley and got Lyle Overlay on a groundnut. No other Astros pitcher has more than four victories. Billy Wagner pitched the ninth for his 2()th save in 21 opportunities.
Lance Berkman, a graduate of Canyon High School, was l-for-4 in the game.
Matt Kata got his first major league hit in the third inning and added a solo homer in the fifth off Houston starter Jeriome Robertson. Alex Cintron hit Robertson’s next pitch for another homer and a 3-2 lead.
It marked the third time this season that the Diamondbacks had hit back-to-back homers.
Ensberg homered in the first and Richard Hidalgo homered in the second.
NB wins I of 3 at NBH
New Braunfels Red 11-year-old All-Stars crush San Marcos 12-2
By Bryan Adams
After eight of IO Little Leageu all-star baseball teams from New Braunfels won their first round North Zone Tournament games Monday, only one of three came away with victories at home Tuesday.
The New Braunfels Red 11-year-old All-Stars, led by a stellar pitching performance from Jeff Newberry, defeated San Marcos 12-2 in four innings and advanced in the winner’s bracket.
Newberry pitched four complete innings and struck out six.
NB Red scored six runs in the third inning on four walks and three hits and then four runs on five walks in the fourth to close out the victory.
NB Red takes on Seguin at 8 p.m. today at NBLL Fields.
In the nightcap, Canyon Lake edged the New Braunfels Gray 11-year-old all-stars 3-2.
Trailing 2-1, Canyon Lake rallied for two runs in the fifth inning and held on for the win. Drew Riocio scored the tying run and Logan Chappell scored the go-ahead run. Daimon Crafton was 2-for-4 in the game.
For the NB Gray All-Stars, Jack Rhoades was 2-for-3 with a stolen base and pitched five-plus innings in the losing effort.
Canyon Lake plays the winner of NB Red and Seguin on Friday. NB Gray plays the winner of NB Blue and San Marcos at 8 p.m. Thursday.
Also at NBLL Fields, the San Marcos 12-year-old Special All-Stars knocked off NB Blue 14-9.
NB Blue jumped out to
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New Braunfels Little League 12-year-old All-Star Adam Hunt scores on a wild pitch during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against San Marcos at NBLL Fields. San Marcos defeated NB Blue 14-9.
a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after plating five runs on six walks and a two-run double by Adam Hunt.
However, San Marcos rallied for ll runs in the top of the second inning on three walks, two hit batsmen and a three-run home run by Jonathan Flores.
Zach Tingley belted a solo home run over the right-center field fence in the fourth inning for NB Blue and also struck out 13 San Marcos batters in 4 2/3 innings of relief on the mound.
With one out in the bottom of the sixth, Tingley
singled to right field to start a rally and four straight NB Blue batters walked with two outs, cutting San Marcos’ lead to 14-9.
NB Blue drew 12 walks in the game and San Marcos earned IO free passes.
NB Blue plays Luling at 7 p.m. today.
In Lockhart, the New Braunfels Gray 9-year-old All-Stars scored nine nills in the top of the sixth inning to beat the NB Blue All-Stars 16-4.
Calc Brubaker ripped a three-run double in the sixth and scored on an error to make it 12-4.
LITHE LEAGUE SPECIAL ALL-STAR TOURNAMENTS . Double Elimination Monday, June 16
NB Royal Blue 6, Canyon Lake 1 NB Red 13, SM Gray 2
9-year-old Baseball NB Gray 23, Seguin Black 2 NB Blue del Canyon Lake SM Purple del NB Red
10-year-old Baseball NB Gray 15, La Vernia Blue 2 NB Royal Blue 10, Lockhart 8
11-year-old Baseball NB Gray 8, Lockhart 5 Seguin 10, NB Blue 7
12-year-old Baseball NB Gray 16, Luling 6
NB Gray 7, Seguin 6
Tuesday, June 17
NB Red 7, NB Blue 5
NB Gray 16, NB Blue 4 Seguin Gold def. NB Red i 0-year-old Baseball NB Gray 33, San Marcos 1
11-year-old Baseball NB Red 12, San Marcos 2 Canyon Lake 3, NB Gray 2
12-year-old Baseball San Marcos 14, NB Blue 9
13-year-old Baseball NB Blue 14, Shiner 2
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Spurs have trophy, money to get better
By TA. Badger
Associated Press Writer
SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs have the NBA championship trophy and a considerable amount of money to spend trying to make themselves even stronger next season.
It doesnt get much better than that.
Opinions vary widely about just where the team should do its shopping. Shooting guard Stephen Jackson says that decision is easy — albeit a bit farfetched.
“Shag,” he said Wednesday when asked who the Spurs should try hardest to get in the offseason, “lf it was my choice, it would be Shaq."
Well, don’t expect to see Shaquille (/Neal who grew up in San Antonio, wearing silver and black next season.
Center David Robinson, whose retirement is freeing up most of the salary-cap money, is more* realistic about the big men out there. He ROBINSON also has a big name in mind to join Tim Duncan, San Antonio’s franchise player.
‘I know Tim doesn’t like to play (center), but it would be kind of cool to set* Tim and Karl Malone playing together," Robinson said a bit wistfully.
Robinson spoke recently to Malone, soon to be a hee agent at age 40 after 18 years without a title in Utah.
“He wants to win, and theres no amount of money that’s going to get rid of that feeling insideCelebration
SAN ANTONIO SPURS 2003 CHAMPIONSHIP CELEBRATION River Parade: 6 p.m. today (fans claim spots at 2 p.m.)
Alamodome party: 9 p.m. today (doors open at 5 p.m.)
that you have,” Robinson said. "He’s on even' record list in the NBA’s history, and the one thing that he wants is that championship."
The story Urie underlying the Spurs-Nets championship series was speculation that San Antonio will strongly pursue New Jersey point guard Jason Kuld, and that Kidd just might be receptive to the idea of partnering with his friend Duncan.
The Kidd, questions came up
See SPURS/9ANB Gray 13 All-Stars
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The New Braunfels Little League Gray 13-year-old Special All-Stars are Jacob Castilleja, Reese Dahse, Frank Dymale, Carols Gonzales, Jacob Hernandez, Luke Horadam, Stephen Lopez, Ralph Martinez, Cody McAllister, Tyler Shuetz, Adam Schwind and Ben Triesch. Coaches are Deanie Zunker, David Dahse and Randy Horadam.