New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas
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ARLINGTON (AP) — The Texas Rangers activated right-hander Francisco Cordero from the 15-day disabled list and catcher Bill Haselman from the 60-day disabled list for Friday night’s game in Oakland.
During their rehab assignments at Triple-A Oklahoma, Cordero was 1-0 with six saves and a 0.59 ERA in 12 games and Haselman was 4-of-28 with one RBI in eight games.
The Rangers also announced that catcher Marcus Jensen and righthander Ryan Glynn have been assigned to Oklahoma.
Jensen was 0-for-l in one game with the Rangers aftec being claimed on waivers from Boston on June 15. Glynn, who is being sent to Oklahoma for a rehab assignment, is 1-5 with a 7.12 ERA in ll games with the Rangers this season.
HOUSTON (AP) — Right-hander Kirk Saarloos, Houston’s third-round pick in this month’s baseball draft, agreed to terms Friday on a contract with the Astros.
Saarloos, the Big West Pitcher of the Year, went 15-2 with a 2.42 ERA in leading the Titans to their lith College World Series appearance. The 6-foot, 180-pound Saarloos, the 86th overall pick in the draft on June 5, will report to the Astros’ Class-A affiliate in Lexington on Monday.
Cincinnati at Houston Astros on 1420 AM KGNB. Pregame at 6:40 p.m., first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, Memphis 200, noon on ESPN.
GT Championship, 3 p.m. on FXSN.
NHRA Sears Nationals, Qualifying, 9 p.m. on espn2.
Pro Baseball Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics. 3 p.m. on KABB. Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs, 3 p.m. on WGN.
San Francisco Giants at St. Louis Cardinals, 7 p.m. on FX.
WNBA, Sacramento Monarchs at Houston Comets, 8 p.m. on KMOL.
Boxing Kostya Tszyu vs. Oktay Urkal and Zab Judah vs. Allan Vester, 9 p.m. on SHOW.
Pro Football NFL Europe, Barcelona Dragons at Frankfurt Galazy, noon on FXSN.
PGA Buick Classic, third round, 2 p.m. on KSAT.
LPGA McDonald’s Championship, third round, 3 p.m. on KENS.
Pro Hockey NHL Draft, noon on espn2.
Motorcycle Racing AMA Superbike Series, 4 p.m. on FXSN.
Rodeo Mesquite Championship, 5 p.m. on FXSN.
PRCA Wrangler Pro Rodeo Tour Finale, 8 p.m. on TNN.
Soccer MLS, Metrostars at Los Angeles Galaxy, 3 p.m. on ESPN.
MLS, Columbus Crew vs. Dallas Bum, 7 p.m. on espn2.
Tennis Britannic Asset Management ntemation Championships, inals, 7 p.m. on ESPN.
* Track and Field Bock ’n Roll Marathon, 2 p.m. >n ESPN.
NBGSA 8-year-old All-Stars
The New Braunfels Girls Softball Association 8-year-old All Stars will play in the San Antonio area sectional tournament this weekend in Schertz. Front row, from left, are coach Jim Lopez, Amanda Lopez, Kayla Mendoza, Rachel Jones, Amanda Gallegos, Hayley Koelfgen, Caitlyn Crumrine, Jade Smith and coach Scott Smith. Back row, from left, are coach Simon Mendoza, M’Kenzie Steel, Robyn Carrizales, Allison Smajstrla, Abigail Kester, Sarah Crockett and coach Brian Jones. Not pictured are Britney Carter, Anne Marie Gomez, Sarah Garza, Jennifer Koepp and Gabriel Williams.
TEXAS LEAGUE Second Half Western Division W L
Midland (Athletics) 2 0 El Paso (Diamondbacks) 1 0 x-Round Rock (Astros) 0 1 San Antonio (Mariners) 0 2 Eastern Division W L
Tulsa (Rangers) x-Arkansas (Angels)
3 0 2 0 0 2 0 3
1.000 — 1.000 1/2 .OOO 1 1/2 OOO 2
1.000 — 1.000 1/2 .OOO 2 1/2 .OOO 3
Alexandria 19 15 .559 5
Amarillo 17 15 .531 6
Rio Grande 15 15 .500 7
Springfield-Ozark 12 22 .353 12
Greenville 10 24 .294 14
x-won first half
x-won first half
Wichita 7, Shreveport 1 Round Rock at El Paso San Antonio at Midland Tulsa at Arkansas
Saturday’s Games Round Rock at El Paso San Antonio at Midland Shreveport at Wichita Tulsa at Arkansas
Sunday’s Game Round Rock at El Paso
W L Pct. GB
Edinburg 23 9 .719 —
San Angelo 16 12 .571 5
Greenville at San Angelo Rio Grande Valley at Alexandria Springfield-Ozark at Amarillo
Saturday’s Games Greenville at San Angelo Rio Grande Valley at Alexandria Springfield-Ozark at Amarillo Sunday’s Games Amarillo at Rio Grande Valley Edinburg at San Angelo Springfield-Ozark at Greenville
Friday’s Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League
CLEVELAND INDIANS—Recalled RHP David Riske from Buffalo of the International League. Optioned RHP Jaret Wright to Buffalo.
OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Agreed to terms with OF Austin Nagle and assigned him to the Athletics of the Arizona League.
TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS-Placed RHP Esteban Yan on the 15-day disabled list. Recalled LHP Jeff Wallace from Durham of the International League.
TEXAS RANGERS—Activated RHP Francisco Cordero, from the 15-day disabled list and C Bill Haselman from the 60-day disabled list. Assigned C Marcus Jensen and RHP Ryan Glynn to Oklahoma of the PCL.
CINCINNATI REDS—Released OF Deion Sanders.
HOUSTON ASTROS—Agreed to terms with RHP Kirk Saarloos.
NEW YORK METS—Agreed to terms with INF David Bacani and assigned him to Kingsport of the Appalachian League.
SAN DIEGO PADRES—Released SS Chris Gomez. Activated SS Damian Jackson from the 15-day disabled list. BASKETBALL WNBA
CHARLOTTE STING—Acquired G Tonya Edwards from the Phoenix Mercury for their 2002 second-round draft pick. Released F Angie Ball. Placed G Reshea Bristol on the injured list.
INDIANA FEVER—Activated F Danielle McCulley from the injured list. Placed G Monica Maxwell on the injured list. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS—Agreed to terms with T Jonas Jennings.
CHICAGO BEARS—Agreed to terms with CB Floyd Young and OL Kevin Dogins. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS—Agreed to terms with T Floyd Womack and DT Kris Kocurek. HOCKEY
USA HOCKEY—Named Keith Allain coach for the 2002 U.S. National Junior Team.
“If she keeps playing like she’s playing, shes going to win,” said Davies, who played with Webb the first two rounds. “There’s nothing I can do about it or anyone else, unless you go very, very low. It’s great for us to all be chasing such high standards.” There was no catching the 26-year-old Webb on a cloudy, windy day at the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.
With her parents watching from the gallery, a rare visit from Australia, Webb didn’t look like she was ready for a round where she separated herself from the field.
Her opening tee shot landed behind a small pine, leaving her no choice but to chip out to the fairway, and Webb had to two-putt from 45 feet just to make bogey. She picked up another bogey with a three-putt from the fringe on No. 15, then drove into the rough and no chance to reach the par-5 16th in two.
Just like that, a scratchy round turned spectacular.
Only one of her eight birdies putts was longer than 6 feet, thanks to an array of skills not many other women possess — booming tee shots that split the middle, short irons that she can bring in high and get to tough pins, and pure putting.
“How we deal with this pick could be the biggest thing for this franchise in the next five or IO years,” Waddell said. “The way you get to be good for a long time is you have to draft well.”
That probably means drafting Kovalchuk, the consensus No. I pick in this draft.
His father enrolled him in hockey school at age 5 and he has been dominating defenses since. He scored 70 goals in league, exhibition and tournament play in 1999-2000.
His stock rose dramatically in April during the World Under-18 Championship in Finland. Kovalchuk had ll goals and four assists in six games, leading the Russians to the championship.
Even before then, he was high on Atlanta’s wish list. Waddell said one play at the World Junior Championship in December convinced him that Kovalchuk would be a star in the NHL.
“On his first shift, he broke through Canada’s defense and fired a shot that hit the crossbar,” Waddell said. “You could see the scouts take a deep breath and say, ’Wow, did I just see that?’ He kept folks on the edge of their seats the whole game.”
Despite questions concerning his character, many scouts, general managers and coaches see Kovalchuk as the obvious No. I choice Saturday.
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