New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 24, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas
Thursday, June 24,1993Sports
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By RICHARD TIJERINA Sports Editor_
Tyler Hollmig stepped to the plate Wednesday night thinking he already had delivered in his most crucial at bat for the evening.
All he did was do it again.
Hollmig's single to left field drove in Chip Adams for the winning run in a wild, 9-8 New Braunfels American League All-Stars win over Seguin in the first round of the District 3111-year old tournament
The little league tournament was forced to move Wednesday to New Braunfels, as heavy rains caused the postponement of the event for two days.
The tournament originally had been scheduled for Lockhart, and should be continued there tonight barring any more weather changes.
In the 11-year old division's second game, the New Braunfels National League All-Stars beat Luling, 8-4.
But the second game failed to produce the excitement generated by the American Leaguers, as the homeGLiJfflMAYJsLUliJ
How area teams fared In the first round of the District 31 Little League Tournament:
9-year olds : New Braunfels 14,
10-year olds: Luling
NB National, late 11 -year olds: NB American 9 Seguin 8 (7 inn.)
11 -year olds: NB National 8 Luling 4
crowd endured a frustrating night of watching the home team struggle at the plate.
New Braunfels faced bases loaded situations four times Wednesday night, and only converted those into runs once.
But the one time they did, they made it count.
Down 8-3 in the bottom of the last inning, the American Leaguers rallied for five runs to send the game into extra innings. Hollmig's double to left field drove in two runs that inning, andNew Braunfels makes home games sweet
Herald Zeitung photo by JOHN HUSETHMembers of the New Braunfels American League 9-year old All-Stars celebrate Wednesday night's come-from-behind 9-8 win over Seguin In the first round of the District 31 North Zone tournament.
Andy Schmid scored the tying run when Seguin walked Erie Sultemeir with the bases loaded.
In all, the American Leaguers stranded 14 runners on base.
In the second game, the National League used a dominating pitching performance by Bradley Marse hall to close the door on Luling.
Marse hall entered the game in the fourth inning with New Braunfels ahead 5-3. He retired nine of 11 batters he faced the rest of the way, including eight strikeouts.
Michael Seibert and Cody Chapman scored twice for the National Leaguers, who advance to the second round of the double elimination tournament tonight
The tournament most likely will be played at the Lockhart Little League Complex tonight. Fans interested in going should call the complex at (512) 398-9956 for weather or scheduling updates.
The American League plays Lockhart at 6 p.m. and the National League plays Canyon at 8. Also, the 19-year old Americans play Lockhart#! at6 in their opening round game.
Wimbledon turns fun:
Hair today, gone tomorrow
WIMBLEDON, England — Worries about security, injuries and performance have taken the fun out of Wimbledon for some players. For others, it's been pure delight Take Andrew Foster, a Briton ranked 322nd in the world who suddenly finds himself a national hero after back-to-back upsets. Or Henri Leconte, the charismatic French veteran, enchanting the crowds with his exuberant, daredevil play against a rival IO years his junior.
Then there's Andre Agassi, not only defending his tide with gusto on Centre Court but relishing his post-match press briefings.
"No, I’m having fun with this, it’s all right,” Agassi assured an official Wednesday who tried to stop reporters from asking how the champion’s chest and body hair had virtually vanished.
"It's a revolutionary idea on how I do it because it keeps it a certain length," Agassi said. "I may even market the idea."
Seemingly cured of a nagging wrist problem, Agassi moved into the third round with a four-set victory Wednesday over Portugal’s Joao Cunha-Silva.
Heading into today's matches, the 13 top-secdod men and IO top-seeded women had avoided upsets, even though several were rated below form as the tournament began.
Fourth-seeded Boris Becker, a veteran at 25, was among those considered a question mark, despite his three Wimbledon titles. Bim he rated his play Wednesday against outgunned Alexander Volkov as "very good" and said he felt like he was 18.
"Maybe people who have doubts about Agassi or Becker know not as much as they think," he said. "Every year when I come here, I always have a good feeling.... I’m having a good time."
Perhaps no player is having a better time than Foster, whose upsets of two unknowns — Thomas Enqvist and Luis Herrera — have thrust him from obscurity into the national media spotlight in Briain.
"It’s the best I’ve ever played," he said.' 'This being the best tournament in the world, it’s just head down, take every point at a time. I was en joying it and it was great out there."
No British man has won the singles at Wimbledon since Fred Perry captured his third straight crown in 1936.
Leconte, who will turn 30 on July 4 when the men's final takes place, savored his straight-sets victory over 20-year-old David Prinosil of Germany.
"I play instinctively," said Leconte, a semifinalist here in 1986. "I love playing, so when I'm playing I think the public likes it because they’re playing with me at the same time. I talk to them and they seem to enjoy ii "Now tennis is getting more and more difficult, md a lot of tennis players are too professional, I think," lie said. "They seem not to enjoy playing tennis.... I think that’s why so many people are watching me."
The top seeds, Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf, had today off.
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We wish to extend our sincere thanks to our friends, neighbors, and relations who sent messages of sympathy, flowers and memorials in the loss of our beloved mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother Edna Schreyer Special thanks go to Rev. Daryl Higgins for his consoling words and prayers at the service for Edna at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home
To the Guadalupe Valley Unit 35 American Legion Auxiliary for the closing prayers at the graveside service.
To Dr. Overman, the hospital and nurses. Eden Home, and Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home for their services.
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