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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - June 28, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Sports The National League s Javier Gonzales slides home during the 9-year-old tournament at the NL field. Gonzales and his teammates saw a close game break open in the last inning as they were eliminated by Seguing American League team. (Photo by Anneiies Schlickenrieder) NL eliminated by Seguin AL AL’s ll team drops heartbreaker ay JOE BELK Sports Editor The New Braunfels National League was eliminated from the 9-year-old all-star tournament that it is currently hosting Thursday night, as Seguin’* American League team broke open a lie game in the top of the fifth. With the game lied 12-12, Seguin scored 12 more runs in the fifth inning alone New Braunfels cut two off the deficit in the bottom of the frame on Robert Gonzalez’ two-run single, but Seguin ended the game on a 1-3-4 double play. Seguin scored four in lite first uuung for an early lead, but (he NauonaJ League did the visitors one better with five in (lie bottom of (he inning. , New Braunfels did noi have a base hit in (lie first, scoring all five runs on walks, an error and wild pitches Seguin added four more in (lie sec god on walks and J.R. Tristan's two-run single, then retiring New Braun fels in order in the bottom of the inning to keep an 8-3 advantage. The visiting team scored two runs in the third after Matthew Kuehler’s leadoff triple. The National League got back on the board in the bottom of the third, as Rory Hughes beat out an infield hit. Walks to Cody Chapman and Chad Manic/ loaded the bases, before Chad Salge’s infield single drove in Hughes. Seguin added two more in the fourth on no hits, scoring on a combination of walks and errors. But the National League rebounded to tie the game in the fourth. Michael Schaffer started die uuung with an infield single, followed by a Bradley Marschall base hit and a Jonathan Perez bum single. Hughes then cleaned die bases widi a triple that rolled through the infield and out to far right field. He scored on Gonzalez' sacrifice groundnut With two outs. Manic/ singled, scoring on Salge's double lo left- Black belt ceremony at TLC On Saturday, there will be a black bell ceremony at Texas Lutheran College in Seguin for Tamara Whitmire, who recently earned her black bell from Hill Country Karate Nick Smith, the owner of Hill center. Salge scored on a groin Ider before the final out to lie the game at 12. Seguin's big timing followed, and die visiting American League learn will play Lockhart today at 7 p.m. Javier Gonzales was the second of diree pitchers for New Braunfels, pitching the majority of the game and registering all of the team’s four strikeouts. Offensively, Hughes hit 2-for 2 and scored three limes, also batling rn diree. Salge also hit 2-for-2, and Pere/ and Schaeffer bodi went 2-for-3. The New Braunfels American League 11-year-old all-star team was eliminated from the tournament rn Cion/ales Thursday, tailing u> the host team 12-ll. The American League losi its two games in the doubled min muon tournament by a combined three runs. Gonzales look a 7-1 lead iii the fir ail two innings, before New Braunfels bounced back in the third. Julian Gomez hit a liner down the left-field lute for a double that drove iii Ruben Silva and Tyson Cai roll. Roger Garcia followed with a double iii the exact same place to score Pedro Rodiiguez — who had previously singled with a sharp hit to center Seth Barber walked to load the bases, and a sacrifice fly allowed Summer Sissier Baseball Card Show Country Karate, said his society is tile only one in die nation lo give black belt ceremonies. The ceremony will be ai 7 p.m. ai Jackson Auditorium on the TLT cam pus. Admission is $3 and the public is invited Sunday, June 30 lOsOO am-4s00 pm Holiday Inn-New Braunfels (I 35 & Highway 46) Door Prize* Al Day PMI Admission Gomez to score. I he final two runs of the uuung scored on Lee Michaclson's gioundei and a subsequent throwing error. Garcia struck out the first two Gonzales batters of the bottom of the third, then got die final out on a fly lo third base. After corning into the game iii relief in the second imung, Garcia struck out five butters in less than lour innings. Iii the top of the four th, Can oil beat out an infield bit and then stole second. He scored when Jason Clark’s groundei was misplay cd, giving the American League a brief lead. Gonzales recaptured that lead quickly with five runs in the fourth, bluing two doubles and four singles during the inning. The American League cut the advantage to 12-10 in the fifth. Chn* Ryder reached on an error alai then scored on Tim Stsak’s double. Sisax scored the other run of the inning on bis own hit, after an outfield error by Gonzales. .After shutting out Gonzales in the bottom of the fifth, New Braunfels tried to take the lead in the sixth. Rodriguez led off with a shot to third base, which he beat out for a hit. He moved to second on a {Hissed ball alai to third on a groundnut. Barber’s base bn to left drove in Rodriguez, pulling the go-ahead run at the plate. Consecutive flyouts ended the game as Gonzales advanced in the bracket and New Braunfels was eliminated. BUYING • SELLING • TRADING W W Inc. 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Lockhart captured an early 3-0 lead in the first, with most of the offense coming on Michael Aguilar’s two-run triple to right. The American League scored one in its half of the first, with Lockhart twice forcing the lead runners before the shortstop caught a line drive to end the inning. The AL’s only run scored when Eric Sultemeier’s base hit knocked in Andy Schmid. The Lockhart team increased its lead in the top of the second, with Barak Tamayo’s RBI double putting the visitors ahead 5-1. . With one out, the Lockhart starter walked five New Braunfels batters in a row in the second inning. This brought up Blas Rodriguez to pitch in relief. Sultemeier hit a grounder to third for a fielder's choice, but all runners advanced safely when an error at home plate let Jon Ross Hirschfield score. Two more runners scored on the play after a throwing error, as Matt Wilkinson tied the game and Schmid gave the AL the lead. Sultemeier scored on Jared Fellers' triple to the left-field fence, giving New Braunfels a 7-5 advantage to end the inning. Lockhart pulled to within one run in the top of the third, with Chris Castillo being forced home on a bases-loaded walk. The next batter hit a grounder to first to end the threat. Cody Reimer started the New Braunfels third with an infield single, moving all the way to third on Hirschfield's single through the hole at second. Wilkinson was hit by a pitch to load the bases, and a walk to Schmid forced in Reimer. After a fielder’s choice by Sultemeier, Fellers’ single and a throwing error cleared the bases. Four runs scored on the outfield error. The American League shut out Lockhart for the first time in the fourth inning. Sultemeier, who pitched the entire game for the AL, struck out consecutive hitters with runners at the comers to end the inning. Tyler Hollmig led off the American League fourth by reaching on an error, taking third on Bradley George’s base hit. A fielder's choice by Reimer allowed all of the runners to advance when the tag on Hollmig was late at the plate. Ryan Mechler’s single drove in George, and then Wilkinson singled to right to knock in Reimer. Schmid then hit a ball that was picked up by the catcher just before rolling foul, and he reached first easily to load die bases. Tyler Hollmig of the New Braunfels American League’s 9-year-old tournament team runs out a grounder earlier in the week. Hollmig and his AL teammates are the only remaining undefeated team in the tournament, and can win the championship with a victory on Saturday. (Photo by Anneiies Schlickenrieder) Sultemeier’s sacrifice fly to deep center allowed Mechler to tag up and score. Lockhart scored its seventh and final run of the game in the fifth, on Tamayo’s RBI walk. The American League added some more insurance rn the bottom of the fifth. Reimer’s infield single drove in Clay Coleman, before a sharp hit to left plated George. A tough grounder to the pitcher got the first Lockhart out in the sixth, and after a walk, the second out was forced at second by the shortstop. Second baseman Mechler fielded a grounder and then tagged the thud out to end the game. The American League has won its three tournament games by scores of 37-3,26-7 and now 18-7. Sultemeier threw a five-hitter and struck out seven batters in six innings of work. Fellers paced the New Braunfels offense with five RBIs, and was one of three AL (Miters — along with Reimer and Mechler — to have two-hit games. NL wins long-awaited opener the second inning to put the NL ahead 3-0. Colton Thomas hit a two-run base hit in the third inning to give the NL a 5-0 lead. Gonzales scored its first run in the bottom of the third on a fielders choice. Clifton Fischer pitched the first three innings for New Braunfels, sinking out five and giving up no hits. Noble relieved Fischer rn the fourth and struck out the side, lasung until the sixth when he was relieved by Molina — who earned the save. Noble finished with four sinkeouts to give the team nine Ks for the game. In the New Braunfels fourth, Fischer sewed on a double steal to give the National League a 6-1 advantage. The team added four runs in the fifth, ail on a two-run double by Ramirez and a two-run single by Ricky De lo* Santos. Ramirez hit 2-for-2 on the game. The three New Braunfels pitchers combined for a three-hitler, with all three hits coming during Lockhart’s sixth-inning rally. The National League will now play the New Braunfels American League at 8 p m. Saturday, in a matchup of the only two unbeaten teams left in the tournament. The American League won its first two games 19-6 and 19-1. The New Braunfels National League 10-year-old all-star team finally got a chance to play a game in the Gonzales tournament, taking full advantage with a 10-8 win against Lockhart. The National League won its first game by forfeit, then did not play Wednesday because rain moved the bracket back one day. The game was more dominant than the score, as the National League took a no-hitter into the final inning. However, a Lockhart rally fell just short as New Braunfels hung on to win. Lockhart scored six runs in the top of the sixth. The National League won the game on a 4-3-5 double play. Second baseman Mark Noble fielded the grounder and threw to first for the force, and then first baseman Augusun Ramirez caught a Lockhart runner going for an extra base at third. Casen Docppcnschmidl lagged him out to end the game. New Braunfels took a 10-2 advantage into the last inning and never trailed. Mark Molina put the National League on the board with a two-RBl double to right field in the first. Josh Abel, who went 2-for-2, bu a run-sconng single in I i ;