New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 10, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Panthers, Tigers top NB tourney
From staff reports
The Pflugerville Panthers and A&M Consolidated Tigers advanced to the championship game of the New Braunfels Baseball Tournament on Saturday.
Panther pitcher Mario Ramos hurled a one-hitter in a 4-0 win over the Temple Wildcats in the semifinal round, and A&M stifled Corpus Christi King 5-1 to set up the championship game at Unicom Field.
New Braunfels (2-6) suffered three losses in the three-day tournament, falling 11-6 to Temple, 14-5 to Georgetown and 4-2 to Pleasanton.
The Canyon Cougars (5-4) opened with a 3-2 win over Pleasanton, then droppeed two games, 5-2 to Pflugerville on Thursday and 5-0 to Round Rock Westwood on Saturday.
In the final game, Patrick Hinojosa started at the mound for the Cougars. He went four innings before giving way to Johnnie Zunker who limited state-ranked Westwood to one mn the rest of the way.
Canyon’s next game is at Kerrville Tivy on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
On Friday against Georgetown, the Unicorns gave up seven runs on six hits and five errors in the top of the third inning, which led to a 10-2 deficit.
Kennyn Carley sparked the Unicom offense with a triple, a double and two RBI. The Eagles had 14 hits.
The Unicorns rebounded with a solid game on Saturday but still came up short 4-2 to Pleasanton at Cougar Field.
Unicorn baseball tourney
Temple 11. New Braunfels 6 Canyon 3, Pleasanton 2 Pflugerville 6, Boerne 2 R.R. Westwood 5. Georgetown 2 A&M Consol. 5, Taylor 3 C C. King 15, Leander 4 Second round Georgetown 14, New Braunfels 5 Pflugerville 5, Canyon 2 Temple 10, R.R. Westwood 10 (Temple advances)
Pflugerville 4, Temple 0 Third round
Pleasanton 4, New Braunfels 2 Westwood 5. Canyon 0 A&M Cons. 5, C C. King 1
Mike Chapa and Chad Wehe combined to pitch a six-hitter against the Eagles. New Braunfels collected IO hits but left IO runners on base.
On three seperate occassions, Unicorns stranded runners at second and third base. Even so, NBHS coach Neal Miller said the team played well and made progress in the tournament.
“I think the players regained some confidence in the last game,” Miller said. “We still made some errors but everyone is keeping their heads up and looking to move in the right direction.
‘We should be getting some key players like Will McGuffey back in the lineup pretty soon which will help us down the road.”
The Unicorns’ next game is at Austin Travis.
Red Raiders hold off ’Horns for SWC title
By DENNE H. FREEMAN
AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP)— Cory Carr scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half and Jason Sasser had 24 Saturday as No. 7 Texas Tech rallied to defeat Texas 75-73 in the championship game of the final Southwest Conference tournament.
The Red Raiders won their 21st consecutive game as they earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Tech’s record of 28-1 is the best in school history.
Texas, which had won the last two tournaments, dropped to 20-9 and was left to hope for an at-large bid.
Tech had to sweat to the very end as Texas’ Reggie Freeman, who scored 32 points and hit seven 3-pointers, missed the front end of a I-and-1 with 3.2 seconds left. The Raiders had built a 75-68 lead with 45 seconds to play on a basket by Sasser.
Freeman hit a 3-pointer and Sonny Alvarado scored a bucket to put Texas within two points. Then Freeman made his big miss.
Tech’s Jason Martin missed four free throws in the final 39.8 seconds to put the Raiders in a precarious predicament.
Tech didn’t lead until Martin hit two free throws to give the Raiders a 61-59 lead with 7:41 to go. After Freeman’s
bucket tied it 61-61, Carr hit a 3-pointer and followed with another basket.
Martin was the only other Tech player in double figures with IO while Kris Clack made 11 for the Longhorns.
Tech only shot 35 percent from the field to 43 percent for Texas. The Raiders were only 2 of 18 from 3-point distance.
Freeman opened the first half with a 3-pointer and closed it with another 3-pointer at the buzzer as Texas claimed a 34-28 halftime lead.
The Red Raiders shot only 25.9 percent from the field (7-of-27). It was only the fourth time all season Tech had trailed at halftime.
Freeman hit four 3-pointers in the half
and scored 20 points to lead the Longhorns. Carr had only three points at halftime but was Tech’s go-to man in the second half as the Raiders struggled from the field.
Tech swept Texas in two regular season games.
The Red Raiders won the very first SWC tournament in 1976. On Saturday, they won the last before a crowd of 14,053 in Reunion Arena.
Tech’s only loss this season was 93-77 to Eastern Michigan on Dec. 27 in the Sun Bowl tournament.
Tech was 14-0 in the regular season against SWC teams and 3-0 in the tournament.
Knicks nix coach Nelson; Heat to leave Miami for new arena
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight season. Don Nelson was ousted after feuding with his players.
The Knicks fired Nelson and replaced him with Jeff Van Gundy, 34, in his seventh season as assistant coach. New York lost Gundy’s debut, 100-92 in Philadelphia.
The Knicks, who started the season 18-6, have lost I Oof 14 since the All-Star break and the blame fell on Nelson, who was ousted by the Golden State Warriors last season.
Nelson signed a three-year guaranteed contract worth more than $5 million after Pat Riley resigned al the end of last sea
son. In almost 20 years as an NBA coach, he has an 851-629 record. Van Gundy becomes New York’s eighth coach in the last IO years. He was an assistant under five of them: Rick Pitino, Stu Jackson, John MacLeod, Riley and Nelson.
■ MIAMI (AP) — Following the lead of the Florida Panthers, the Heat announced its plan to move out of Miami and into a new arena in Broward County.
Heat owner Mickey Anson agreed to a letter of intent with Broward County that would put the team in a proposed $212 million arena by 1998.
The Panthers have a similar agreement with Broward County, though ownership
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■ MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Conference USA reprimanded Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins for his comments about officiating during the Bearcats’ 62-59 overtime quarterfinal victory against Saint Louis.
Huggins' team was called for 25 fouls to 18 for Saint Louis. He repeatedly yelled at officials, complaining how they were threatening lo dump the tournament's top seed in its opening game.
■ FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Red Sox signed former NL MVP Kevin Mitchell to a deal which will pay him $3,000 for each plate appearance up
to 500. He can earn from $250,000 to $1.75 million.
With San Francisco in 1989, Mitchell won the NL MVP by baning .291 with 47 homers and 125 RBIs. He has hit 220 homers in IO major-league seasons. He played last year in Japan, hitting .300 with eight homers and 28 RBIs in 130 at-bats.
■ ORCHARD PARK, N Y. (AP) — Attempting lo fill the hole in their defense created by the departure of Cornelius Bennett, the Buffalo Bills agreed on a four-year, $8 million contract with fourtime Pro Bowl linebacker Chris Spiel-man.
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Cougarettes, Unicorns open with softball wins
From staff reports
The Canyon Cougarettes rallied from a 5-0 deficit in the first inning and defeated the Smithson Valley Rangers 12-9 in the District 28-4A softball opener.
Canyon (9-4, I -0) scored four runs in the second and third innings to take a 10-8 lead.
The Rangers (6-5,0-1) held the edge in batting, getting nine hits compared to Canyon’s eight.
Amber Heitkamp highlighted the Cougars’ offense by going 3-for-3 with a double, two singles and five RBL
Pitcher Jenise Harborth earned the win at the mound.
In other district action, the New Braunfels Unicorns got off to strong start with a 10-5 victory over the Hays Consolidated Lady Rebels on Friday in Buda.
With the win, the Unicorns ended a three game skid.
“We wanted to start district with attitude that it was a whole new season,” NBHS coach Cindy Manley said. “This was a big win for the players to regain some confidence.”
New Braunfels (9-5,1-0) scored eight runs in the fifth inning to turn a 3-1 deficit into an 9-3 advantage.
Rachel Green and Joy Ore each went 2-for-5 at the plate. The Unicorns next play at Bastrop at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Herald-Zeitung photo by MICHAEL DARNALL New Braunfels’ Chad Wehe collides at the plate with Georgetown catcher Luis DelValle. Wehe was called safe, but the Unicorns lost 14-5 in the second round of the local tournament on Friday.