New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 26, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
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bury Cards with 11 -hit deluge
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
Scoring in every inning, the Canyon Cougars plowed over Del Valle 11-3 Monday and raised their record to 8-3.
The Cougars picked up ll hits, including Ronnie Rittimann's three-run home run in the third inning, and Canyon pitcher Michael Rodriguez gave up just six hits in going the distance for the decision. Rodriguez struck out eight Cardinal batters.
“Michael pitched a pretty good game for us,” said Cougar loach Ralph Behrend. “He only made one real mistake in the ballgame, and Del Valle took advantage of that.”
That mistake came on a chest-high 2-1 pitch to Gus Calvo. The Cardinal catcher lashed the ball over the left-field fence for a home run to tie the score at one in the second inning.
Canyon scored one run in the first when Danny Hernandez walked and advanced to third on a two-base error on Randy Riggs’ fly ball.
Bret Cappleman drove in Hernandez with a single to right.
The Cougars picked up another unearned run in the second when Troy Moss walked and advanced to third on another two-base error in the outfield on a single by Danny Rodriguez.
Designated hitter Scott Wagner then hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Moss.
The Cardinals tied the game at two in the third inning when picher Danny Gujardo reached base on an error and scored when third baseman Gilbert Guerrero doubled him home.
In the Canyon half of the third, Brad Campbell and Gary Edwards walked, and with one out, Rittimann hit a 1-1 pitch over the left-center field fence for a 5-2 lead.
"We were hitting the ball a little better today,’’ Behrend said. “I think we were a little more aggressive and a little more relaxed. We broke out of our doldrums where we didn't hit with men on bases when Ronnie hit that homer. It kind of opened the
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gates for us.”
The Cougars kept hitting, scoring two more runs in the fourth on two hits.
With one out, Riggs singled and stole second. Campbell walked, and Riggs stole third on a 1-1 pitch to Cappleman.
Cappleman hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Riggs.
Campbell stole second base and scored on Edwards’ single to left.
Canyon made it 8-2 with a run in the fifth. Moss singled to left and scampered to third when Gainey Tracey misplayed the ball. Danny Rodriguez’ sacrifice fly to left scored Moss.
The Cougars added three more insurance runs in the sixth, with four hits in the inning.
With one out. Cappleman and Edwards singled. Rittimann's single to center scored Cappleman.
Moss’ double down the left field line scored Edawards, and Rittimann scored on Danny Rodriguez’ sacrifice fly to center field.
Michael Rodriguez, who the inning before had pitched himself out of a
bases loaded jame by striking out Gainey, again faced problems in the seventh.
He hit the leadoff batter and walked the next. After striking out Calvo, he surrendered a run-scoring single up the middle to first baseman Gerald Macias.
Rodriguez struck out the next batter, and the game ended when Cappleman threw out Guerrero trying to steal second.
Canyon defeated Del Valle 3-2 in ten innings earlier this season, with the same pitchers on the mound.
“Their pitcher wasn’t as sharp as he was last time out,” Behrend said. “Also the weather was misty and rainy then. This was just a better day for baseball.”
The Cougars’ next game is at home today against Anderson. Game time is4:30p.m.
SV on one hit
KERRVILLE - Two Kerrville Tivy pitchers combined on a one-hitter as the Antlers beat Smithson Valley 5-1 Monday night.
The Rangers' only hit against winner Ruben Flores and relief man Johnny Stevens came in the second inning. Smithson Valley scored its run in the sixth inning when Flores walked the bases loaded and Stevens hit a batter.
The Tivy pitchers walked seven batters in the fifth and sixth innings, but each time the Rangers failed to convert. In the fifth, a runner was thrown out trying to score from third on a groundnut. In the sixth, a passed ball bounced right back to catcher Sean Mason, and he tagged out a runner try mg to score.
Smithson Valley fell to 5-6 on the season with its fourth straight loss. Chm Simons, despite allowing only three hits, was the loser. His record fell to 4-3
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Nolan Ryan, Astros getting hot Page 7A
LESLIE KRIEWALDT HERALD ZEITUNG
Canyon's Troy Moss gets out of the batters' boxLights strike out at Chicago's Wrigley Field
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have bean thrown out in their first at-hat for lights at Wrigley Field, but hold on baseball fans, the call is being appealed.
Attorneys for Tribune Co., owners of the National League team, have filed notice that they will appeal a judge’s ruling Monday that upheld state and city laws effectively banning night baseball in a park where the game baa been played exclusively in the sunshine since 1916.
The notice, filed with the Illinois Appellate Court, came two hours after Cook County
Circuit Judge Richard Curry said those laws don’t violate the team’s constitutional rights
Curry suggested the Cubs owners were more concerned about making money with night baseball than they were about the potential disruption to the 55,000 residents of the North Side community.
“The game of baseball may be everybody’s business, but the business of baseball is greed,” Curry said in his 64-page ruling.
“The Cute and the commissioner of baseball have lost their grasp of reality and
perspective on values; they have apparently adopted the ‘Hit ’em where they live’ slogan,” he added.
The ruling, which came in response to a suit filed by the Cubs in December, was applauded by city leaders and residents around the park.
“This ruling is further evidence that neighborhoods have the right to make critical decisions which affect their lives . . .” Mayor Harold Washington said.
“It means peace and tranquility,” said
Alderman Bernard Hansen, whose ward includes part of the area around Wrigley Field, the only major league ballpark without lights.
But General Manager Dallas Green said in Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs are rn spring training, that he was “very, very disappointed” with Curry’s ruling.
While he made no reference to rumors that the Cubs would move if they couldn’t get lights, he said, “We consider this very, very serious business.”
Curry’s ruling interspersed words from “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” and ended with, “Yes, you’re out. O-U-T The Cubs are out . . . Justice is a southpaw and the Cubs Just don’t hit lefties!”
State law subjects stadiums to strict noise pollution standards that are monitored by the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
A city ordinance prohibits professional sporting contests between the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. in open stadiums containing more than 15,000 seats that are located within 500 feet of IOO or more dwellings.
No pot of Gold
Punch/ess Gunslingers fall; Denver fans snooze
DENVER (AP) — The bottom line, aa Coach Mouse Davie and several players noted, was that they won, however unimpressive they looked in the process.
The Denver Gold, putting together three scoring drives that totaled only 49 yards thanks to San Antonio turnovers, defeated the Gunslingers 18-2 Monday night In United States Football League action.
The victory raised the Gold’s record to 3-2 and kept them within striking distance of Western Conference leader Houston, at 5-0.
But a far more significant event may have occurred here Monday night. Denver fans may have soured on the USFL, which could ultimately threaten the existence of the three-year-old franchise.
Despite perfect weather, only IS JOI fans turned out for the game — a record low for the Gold. Two weeks ago, in their only other home game of tho season, the Gold drew a meager 17 JIO, which came despite a money-back guarantee that officials thought might attract a crowd of 40,000 to HJN.
Qaid owner Doug Speckling instatedStatistics
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Fourth Ported Dan - FC Speelman 47, 3:60 Den-Harris I pass from Evans (Speelman kick), 9:21.
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there was no cause for undue alarm.
“I’m a patient man,” Spedding said. “We just have to give this team time, and work a little harder on promotions.”
But the downward trend is unmistakable. In 1963, the Gold averaged an impressive 41,735 in home attendance, slipping slightly to 33,952 last season.
Gold quarterback Vince Evans, who scrambled 5 yards for one
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Sack* by.................. 5-39 4-21
Runt* ................... .6-37 642
Fumble* lost ................6-3 3-2
Penalties yard* .............11-79 12-92
Time of Possession.......... 27:36 32:24
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - San Antonio. Worthy 7 31, Canada 4-28, Stamper 7 22, Morten*en 2-16, Taylor 2-7, Roberta 1 I Denver, B Johnson 9-11, Even* 3-10, L Harris I-J. White I -1.
PASSING —San Antonio, Taylor 7-17-0-63, Mortenaen 2 9-12 19 Danvar, Evant 22 360-204. Gaghano 2 2-0-minus 3.
RECEIVING-San Antonio, Hadnot 2-18, Gordon 2 17 Buggs 2-16. Canada 19, Stamper 1-9, Worthy I 3 Danvar, Turner 7-66, Lewis 6-64, B Johnson 6 65, L. Harn»3-12, White 24.
MISSED FIELD GOALS -San Antonio, Mika
touchdown and passed for another, had some doubts of his own.
“It was a lackluster performance, but we’ll take the win,” said Evans. “There seemed to be some lack of concentration, but still we came back from adversity to get the points we needed.”
San Antonio, which crossed midfield four times in the game but got no closer than the Denver 24-yard line, was victimized by sacks,
penalties and dropped passes in addition to its four turnovers. The Gunslingers finished with only 156 yards in total offense.
“It’s unbelievable, it’s so frustrating,” said San Antonio Coach Jim Bates, whose team dropped to I-4. “We’ve tried everything on offense, and nothing has worked.”
A second-quarter fumble by San Antonio quarterback Whit Taylor, making his first start of the season, set up the game’s first score — Evans’ scramble up the middle.
Denver mounted a third-quarter drive from its own 2-yard line that reached the San Antonio 5, where Bill Johnson fumbled the ball away. But Denver got the ball back three plays later on fullback Larry Canada’s fumble, and Brian Speelman kicked a 47-yard field goal for a 9-0 lead with ll:IO left in the game.
Denver, seeking the first shutout in its history, lost it with 1:56 remaining when Speelman couldn’t handle a high snap on a punt in the end zone. Denver’s Tom Kilkenny recovered in the end zone, preventing a possible San Antonio touchdown but giving up the safety.
First down* ...................9 14
Rushee-yards ............. 23-106 1 4-25
Passing yards.................51 162
Saturn yards..................9 8 Mayer 51 Danvar, Speelman 54,12 Cougarettes honored for grades
Twelve players from the Canyon girls’ basketball team were named to the District 13-4A all-academic team.
The Cougarettes’ delegation was the largest in the district.
No other team had as many as IO on the list, which recognized players who had grade-point averages of 90 or higher
New Braunfels’ girls had five players on the team, while Canyon’s boys had three players and New Braunfels’ boys had one.
Hays had the largest number of athletes named to the boys’ team, five. Lockhart did not have a player on the team.
Cougarettes named to the team were seniors Lauren Burch (94 average), Sharon Jenschke (96.6), Kelly Undrum (90),
Leona Soechting (96.6) and Patti Still (90). Juniors were Cheryl Butler (96), Nancy Tieken (91), Michele Toon (94) and Sherry Wood (95.8). Sophomores were Nancy Bargander (92.5), Renata Rittimann (94.5) and Stacey Smith (90).
Players from New Braunfels’ girls team were seniors Rhonda Reed (94) and Heather Seay (95.6); juniors Debbie Smith (95) and Teri Sides (91) and sophomore Heather Woods (98).
Named from the Canyon boys’ team were seniors Ronnie Rittimann and Rodney Hansen and junior David Hays.
New Braunfels’ representative was Mike Wofford.
Usa Schandua of state semifinalist Fredericksburg had the highest average with a 99, while teammates Usa Knopp and Sherri Jung had 96.
Fredericksburg and Hays had nine players each named to the girla’ all-academic team.