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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, June 23, 2005 — Herald-Zeitung — Page 5A Silver Boot Series continues Astros visit Arlington for three-game showdown against the Rangers Time: 7p.m. (KGNB-AM1420) Schlitterbahn Invitational Swimming teams from throughout the region compete in two-day event at banda pool Time: all day ? Morrigan Land, 10, works on her serve. SPORTS DAILY T-l-C-K-E-T For ail the marbles Spurs host Pistons in a showdown for the 2005 NBA championship Time: 8p.m. (ABC; WOA1-AM1200) UT downs Baylor, 4-3 Cutdown time for LL special teams OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Chance Wheeless homered leading off the bottom of the ninth inning to give Texas a 4-3 victory over Baylor on Wednesday night and send the Longhorns into the champi-onship round of the College World Series. The Longhorns (54-16) tied the game at 3-all in the eighth when Nick Peoples ran over Baylor catcher josh Ford in a violent collision at the plate to score on a sacrifice fly. Wheeless, whod made an error that helped Baylor take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, sent a long drive to right off reliever Ryan LaMotta. Texas, unbeaten in three CWS games, will now play either Arizona State or Florida in the best-of-three championship series beginning Saturday at Rosenblatt Stadium. Baylor (46-24), making its first CWS appearance since 1978, had reached Wednesday’s play with a thrilling comeback win over Tulane on Tuesday night, rallying from a 7-0 deficit for an 8-7 victory. This time it was the Beans who were eliminated with a crushing defeat. They had two runners on in the top of the ninth before Texas turned a double play on a fly ball. In the eighth with Texas trailing 3-2, Peoples went from first to third when LaMotta made an errant pickoff throw. Peoples raced home on Drew Stubbs’ sacrifice fly to right, beating Seth Fortenberry’s strong throw by barreling over Ford, who was to the left of the plate before the ball arrived. With the ball loose, Peoples crawled and touched the plate and then slammed down his helmet. In the seventh, Baylor’s See CWS, Page 6A LITTLE LEAGUE ALL-STAR PLAYOFFS The schedule for NBLL teams involved in interdistrict special all-star tournaments. Coaches are urged to report game results nightly to (830) 625-9144, ext. 223 or e-mail to sports @ BASEBALL 8-year-olds Wednesday’s games Game 9: Lockhart 7, NB Royal 1 Game 10: NB Gray 17, NB Blue 9 Today’s games Game 11: NB Red vs. Hallettsville, 8 pm. Game 12: Lockhart vs. NB Gray, 6 p.m. 8-year-olds At NBLL Complex Wednesday’s games Game 9: NB Royal 13, Seguin Black 12 Game 10: Lockhart 11, Canyon Lake 1 Today’s games Game 11: NB Blue vs. NB Gray, 8 p.m. Game 12: NB Royal vs. Lockhart, 6 p.m. 10-year-olds At Canyon Lake Monday’s games Game 2: Canyon Lake 9, Lockhart 7 Game 6: Stockdale del Luling Tuesday’s games Game 7: NB Blue 11, Canyon Lake 7 Game 8: Yoakum 20, NB Red 12 Wednesday's games Game 9: Stockdale del Nixon-Smiley (forfeit) Game 10: Lockhart 24, Gonzales 5 Today’s games Game 11: Canyon Lake vs. Stockdale, 8 p.m. Game 12: Lockhart vs. NB Red, 6 p.m. Friday ’s game Game 13: NB Blue vs. Yoakum, 7 p.m. 11-year-olds At Lockhart Wednesday s games Game 5: Lockhart 18, Stockdale 10 Game 6: NB Blue 17, Canyon Lake 16 Today s game Game 7: NB Red vs. Yoakum, 7 p.m. Friday’s game Game 8: Lockhart vs. NB Blue, 7 p.m. 12-year-olds At Seguin Wedneday’s game Game 5: New Braunfels 21, Seguin 20 Today’s game Game 6: LaVernia vs. New Braunfels, 7 p.m. Juniors At LaVernia Tuesday's games Game 3: Yoakum 12, Stockdale 9 Game 4: NB Blue def. Lockhart Wednesday’s games Game 5: LaVernia 13, Lockhart 7 Game 6: NB Red vs. Stockdale, late Today’s game Game 8: LaVernia vs. Game 6 winner, 7 p.m. Friday’s game Game 7: Yoakum vs. NB Blue, 7 pm. Softball 9-year olds At NBLL Complex Wednesday’s game Game 3: Yoakum 9, New Braunfels 8 Today’s game Game 4: Lockhart vs. Yoakum, 7 pm. Here's to hoping.. All about the Spurs-Pistons finale. Herald-Zeitung To have your sports event publicized, contact Will Wright at 625-9144, ext. 223, or by e-mail at [email protected] MANDY REARYHerald-Zeitung New Braunfels' Gabby Vasquez takes a swing at the ball Wednesday during her team's 9-8 loss to Yoakum in the 9-year-old softball special all-star tournament. By Will Wright Sports Editor Being all but nine years old, Hagen Cattin hasn’t yet mastered the art of talking to the media. But Cattin’s bat did all the messaging needed for New Braunfels Royal’s 9-year-old baseball all-stars, as his two-run double Wednesday propelled his team to a 13-12 victory over Seguin Black. “I feel happy,” said Cattin, who went 3 for 4 on the day and also was the winning pitcher. "I’m glad I helped my team.” Royal stayed alive to play again at the New Braunfels Little League complex, home to the 8- and 9-year-old baseball and 9-year-old softball special tournaments. It was also elimination day at all Dis-trict 31 special tourneys, which were also held at Canyon Lake, Lockhart, Seguin and la Vernia. BASEBALL 8-year-olds Lockhart 7, NB Royal I NB Gray 17, NB Blue 9 At NBLL, Lockhart easily eliminated NB Royal in the first game. The second, between NB Gray and Blue, had all the makings of a marathon. Each team scored six runs in the first inning. lacob Kilford, Dustin Ulloa, Joshua Miller, Jacob Freeman, Jordan Martinez and Jordan Owens crossed for the Gray. Luke Marbach, Chase Vincent, Alex Fischer, Erie Campos, Zach Labay and Holden Butler scored for the Blue. NB Gray will play Lockhart in an elimination contest tonight at 6 p.m. 9-year-olds NB Royal 13. Seguin Black 12 Also at NBLL, Royal scored IO runs in the first inning, but Black chipped away with five runs in the first and another five in the third. Each team added single runs in the fourth, and Seguin went up 12-11 in the fifth. But in the sixth, Royal’s bats came alive. Aaron Wright reached on a throwing error and Justin Rivas singled. Both runners advanced to second and third on another throwing error. One batter later, Cattin launched a towering fly to left that stayed fair, and Wright and Rivas came in to win the game. Royal outhit Seguin 12-4. It’s been a hard road for the Royal, which has now experienced three double-digit games. It will play another elimination game today at 6 p.m. against Lockhart, which run-ruled Canyon Lake 11-1. SOFTBALL 9-year-olds Yoakum 9, New Braunfels 8 At NBLL, the host team See NBLL, Page 6A The fine art of correct hoops DAVID INGRAM/Herald-Zeitung At this week's River City Summer Slam hoop camp, youngsters learned the fundamentals of the game from Canyon's Kenny Rotzler and other area coaches. Left, Jay Huber tries to get past Gary Natal; right, Ryan Morrow, 11, works on free throws; bottom, coach Ron Hixon gives the kids some instruction.The 17th annual camp ends today. Tonights the night for Spurs, Pistons SAN ANTONIO (AP) — One of the most vivid memories Robert I lorry has from the last Game 7 in NBA Finals history was New York Knicks guard John Starks firing up shot after shot after shot after shot — almost none of which went in. It was a meltdown of epic proportions that to this day will bring a cringe to the face of any Knicks fan who witnessed it. Eleven shots went up from 3-point range, each one missing. Overall, Starks shot 2-for-18. “From my end, I loved seeing it,” said Horry, who played for the Houston Rockets in 1994, when they defeated the Knicks 90-84 to win the first of consecutive titles. “I’m hoping John Starks’ spirit will go into Chauncey (Billups) or one of them.” The pressure of Game 7 will be equal for both Horry’s San Antonio Spurs and Billups’ Detroit Pistons THE 2005 NBA FINALS DETROIT PISTONS VS. SAN ANTONIO SPURS (Radio: WOAI-AM 1200; TV: ABC) Thursday, June 9 San Antonio 84, Detroit 69 Sunday, June 12 San Antonio 97, Detroit 76 Tuesday, June 14 Detroit 96, San Antonio 79 Thursday, June 16 Detroit 102, San Antonio 71 Sunday San Antonio 96, Detroit 95 Tuesday Detroit 95, San Antonio 86; Series tied 3-3 Today Detroit at San Antonio, 8 p.m. tonight in the last game ol the NBA season. The team See SPURS, Page 6A ;