New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 23, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
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CONTINUED FROM Page 5ANB softballers came close to win
faced Yoakum, a 15-6 winner in the teams’ first game Monday night. After trailing big till game, New Braunfels almost pulled off the win.
Yoakum raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and added another three in the second. But New Braunfels countered in the second, as Stephany Johnson, Lauryn Rable and Samantha Yanez scored to cut the deficit to 7-3. Yoakum added two in the third while New Braunfels left the bases loaded.
The hosts came to bat in die fourth trailing 9-3. Gabby Vasquez scored and I Iailey Hppes’ hit scored Brianna Chapa to make it 9-5. Hppes came in on a wild pitch, Johnsons double scored Kaitlyn Needle and Johnson scored on a wild pitch, making it 9-8 with two outs.
But New Braunfels couldn’t manage another, and Yoakum advanced to the title game, needing wins over Lockhart today and Friday to win the championship.
Tuesday 11 -vear-olds NB Red 14, NB Blue 5
IXXXI IART—New Braunfels Red advanced to today’s quarterfinals of the 11-year-old special tournament Tuesday night.
Andres Martinez’s three-run double got things going in the first inning for the Red, which scored Stephen Becker, Austin Day and Erie Schleier. Jace Johnson’s single scored Martinez, and Johnson scored on a passed ball.
NB Blue countered in the top of the second, getting to within 5-4 on mils by Aaron DuBose,
Riley Grametbauer, A.]. Almen-darez and I lunter Brown.
Runs by Day, Schleier and Ty Chafin gave the Red an 8-4 advantage later that inning. Dubose scored again in the third for the Blue.
Red scored six runs over the next two innings to end the game. DuBose pitched four innings and Jared Molina hurled one for tile Blue. Martinez, Kyle I little and Austin Day combined to get the win for the Red.
NB Red will face Yoakum today, while NB Blue downed Canyon I .ake 17-16 in an elimination game Wednesday night.
NB Blue 11, Canyon Lake 7
CANYON LAKE — New Braunfels Blue advanced to tile quarterfinals of tile 10-year-old tournament alter an 11-7 victory over the hosts.
Colton Sierra’s triple plated Marshall lewis and Austin Kinsey and he later scored on a wild pitch to give Blue a 3-0 lead. Geno Garza, IXisty Lynch and Bryan Wersterfer scored in the second inning to increase Blue’s advantage to 6-0.
Kyler I luff scored for Canyon liike in the top of the third. (’Jay Moczygemba’s RBI hit brought in Shay T homas in the third and Sierra scored again in the fourth to make it 8-1 Blue after four.
But Canyon Lake scored five in the top of the fifth. I luff, Austin Freeman, T ravis Walker, Christian Payne and Peyton Seirla scored to cut the deficit to 8-6.1 lowever, Wer-sterfer’s triple sparked a two-out rally in the bottom half, as Wersterfer, Lewis, and Thomas scored to put the game out of reach.
Lynch hurled five frames and Kinsey threw one to get the win for Blue, which will face Yoakum f riday at Mountain Valley at 7 p.m.SPURS
CONTINUED FROM Page 5AIt’s down to one for SA, Detroit
that responds best will walk away with the championship.
T here hasn’t been a winner-take-all game in the finals since June 22,1994, and San Antonio hasn’t been involved in one since the 1990 Western Conference semifinals in David Robinson’s rookie season.
But the .Spurs do have I lorry, who has been on the winning team in his last five Game 7s. Ile was with the Rockets in their championship seasons of 1994 and 1995, and was a Laker when Los Angeles won the 2000 and 2002 titles.
"I remember the feeling after all five of them,” I lorry said. "That’s one of the most joyous experiences in your life, right up there with having kids. Its candy. It’s sweet to you. You just want to keep going and have more.”
Playing in a Game 7 will be
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Texas advances to championship series
Kevin Russo scored from first after Fortenberry bunted the ball back to Texas starter Kenn Kasparek and his throw was missed by first baseman Wheeless for an error.
Fortenberry made third on the play, and one out later pinch-hitter Kevin Sevigny’s RBI single put the Bears ahead 3-2.
J. Brent Cox (8-3) was the winner in relief. LaMotta (5-2) took the loss.
Baylor starter Mark
Clemens goes seven as Astros down Colorado
HOUSTON (AP) — Roger Clemens pitched seven strong innings for his 334th win, Morgan Ens berg hit a three-run homer and I louston completed a three-game sweep of Colorado with a 6-2 win.
Clemens (6-3) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out four and walked two, lower
ing his major league-leading FRA to 1.51. Tile Rocket. ninth
on the career wins list, has won three straight decisions for the first time this season.
Ensberg hit the go-ahead homer in the third. The Astros scored three more runs in the seventh with the help of some terrible Colorado defense, and
John Franco and Buss Springer combined to pitch
two scoreless innings for Houston’s fifth win in six games.
The Astros got their fourth sweep of the year against the last-place Rockies, who have lost five straight and eight of nine.
nothing new for the Pistons, who knocked off the Miami Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals 21/2 weeks ago and dispatched the New Jersey Nets in Game 7 of the conference semifinals last year.
The Pistons trailed 3-2 in both series, as they did in this one, and another clutch performance would bring a back-to-back title and the enhanced legacy that comes attached. In their last IO games with a chance to eliminate an opponent, the Pistons are 10-0.
Most of the Spurs will be experiencing a Game 7 in person for the first time. Tim Duncan has never played in one, nor have starters Manu Gino-bili, Tony Parker and Nazr Mohammed.
“You have a lot of pressure, and sometimes the pressure will hurst the pipes, sometimes the pressure will make diamonds,’’ I lorry said. “You have to have a cocky confidence. This team, we developed it in the Phoenix series, and I think it ll come out."
Of the 15 previous Game 7s in
NBA history, the road team has won only three times. Also, no team has ever won the final two games on the road since the 2-3-2 format was adopted in 1985, and no team has ever won two Game 7s on the road in a single postseason. Detroit will try to do that against a team that hasn’t lost consecutive home games all season.
To hear the Pistons tell it, anyone who thinks those trends will have any bearing on Thursday night’s outcome is misguided. They’ve shown time and again their impervious nature when confronted with dire circumstances, and the way they outperformed San Antonio in Game 6 — leaving lost, bewildered looks on the faces of the Spurs — augers well going into The biggest game of the year.
“I love it,” Billups said. “I think so many players just get a little too excited and get a little too impatient. ’Thats where I come in with that calm demeanor, just staying poised out there and playing this Game 7 like it’s Game I.”
Rasheed Wallace, who made is own boneheaded lapse by leaving Horry open at the 3-point line at the end of Game 5, showed through his performance in Game 6 that he has already overcome his moment of mental atrophy.
“You can’t look at it like a do-or-die situation. You’ve just got to go out there and hoop,” Wallace said. “No pressure for us. Pressure busts pipes, we don’t bust pipes.”
Detroit went 8-for-17 from 3-point range in Game 6 after shooting 8-for-41 from behind the arc in the first three games, and turned the ball over only six times after setting an NBA Finals record low with four in Game 4. The finals record for fewest turnovers in a seven-game series is 87 by Detroit in 1988, and this year’s Pistons, with 60 thus far, are all but certain to shatter it.
Billups is the Pistons’ leading contender to be named MVI1 of the series if Detroit wins, while Manu Ginobili has been the Spurs’ key cog in each of their victories.
McCormick, who lost to the Longhorns in the first round, allowed three hits and two runs in six innings, including a homer to Taylor Teagarden that put the Longhorns ahead 2-1 in the fifth.
Ford had homered to tie
the game at 1-1 in the fourth.
The 6-foot-IO Kasparek allowed four hits and three runs — two earned — in 6 1/3 innings.
Baylor swept a three-game series from the Longhorns in March, then beat them
again last month at the Big 12 tournament. But Texas responded with a 5-1, first-round CWS win Saturday.
The Longhorns took a 1-0 lead in the third on a walk, infield out and RBI single by Peoples.
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