New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 31, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
10A New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung Sunday March 31,1985
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This week in baseballNB, CHS open 13-4A play
By DAVID KING Sports editor
The moments of truth will arrive two hours apart for Canyon’s and New Braunfels’ baseball teams Tuesday.
Both squads open District 13-4A competition that day, with Canyon going against the 7-2 Kerrville Tivy Antlers and New Braunfels meeting the 4-7 Lockhart lions. The Cougars and Antlers play at Cougar Field at 4:30 p.m., while the Unicorns and Lions meet at 6:30 p.m. in Lockhart.
After the openers, both teams return to non-district games on Thursday, with the Cougars playing Smithson Valley at 4:15 p.m. at Cougar Field and the Unicorns meeting Austin linier at 7:30 p.m. at Unicorn Field. Smithson Valley starts the week’s action with a 6 p.m. game Monday at Hays.
Canyon, 10-3, will open defense of its district cochampionship against one of the top challengers for that title. The Antlers, behind catcher Sean Mason and pitcher Bryce Brown, have turned around from last season’s 2-7 start.
Mason, a transfer, has been Tivy’s leading hitter this season while Brown is undefeated in five starts. Brown has a no-hitter and two one-hitters this season, and has an ERA of 0.60.
The Cougars are hovering around a .400 team batting average — a far cry from last season, when they had to scratch for every run. The major question for Canyon in district play will be pitching, although all of the Cougars’ pitchers have thrown well at times this season.
Ronnie Rittimann, 2-0, will star for Canyon Tuesday.
Canyon played Tivy earlier this season, beating the Antlers 10-0 in the finals of the Fredericksburg tournament.
New Braunfels, a playoff team in 1982 and 1983, starts its drive to return to the playoffs in Lockhart. Unlike the Cougars, the Unicorns have struggled at the plate this season. New Braunfels has scored IO runs only once this year.
The Unicorns have a solid 1-2 combination in senior pitchers Armando Martinez and Bobby Tristan, and those two players are also Coach Peter Garza’s top hitters so far this season.
Sophomore Ricky Gomez has been a surprise at the plate for the Unicorns, hitting well in the leadoff position.
Smithson Valley’s two games this week wrap up its non-district schedule. The Rangers snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Marion 10-5Friday afternoon, as pitcher Chris Simons won his fifth game in eight decisions.
The Rangers are now 6-5 on the year. They open District 27-3A play a week from Tuesday in Boerne.Cougars shut out Luling, 5-0
LULING — Canyon’s Brad Campbell hit a two-run home run and pitched five innings of shutout ball as the Cougars beat Luling 5-0 Friday night
Campbell, 3-1, gave Canyon a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning with the homer, his third of the season. The Cougars added another run in the inning and two more in the fourth against losing pitcher Preston Watson, the Eagles’ ace.
“We did a good job of putting the ball in play against him.” Canyon Coach Ralph Behrend said "He was pretty tough — he struck out eight - but I was pleased with the way we hit the ball.
Canyon had nine hits in the game, including two doubles by catcher Bret Cappleman.
Campbell allowed one hit in his five innings of work
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Danny Hernandez finished up. giving up two hits.
“Brad didn’t pitch bad. but he seemed to struggle most of the night,’’ Behrend said. “He couldn’t seem to get the ball where he wanted it. He just didn t look sharp.” Canyon is 10-3 on the season, and the Cougars have won three games in a row. They open District 13-4A play against Kerrville Tivy on Tuesday.
Eight-run uprising lifts SV over Marion
Unicorns down Anderson
By TOM LABINSKI Staff writer
Smithson Valley scored eight run1-in the second inning to wipe out a 4-i Marion lead as the Rangers downed the Bulldogs 10-5 Friday afternoon.
Smithson Valley sent 12 batters to the plate in the inning, and scored all seven runs with two outs.
Chris Simons led the Flanger attack, going 2-for-2 in the game with two home runs. He also scored after reaching base on a walk.
Simons also relieved pitcher Ray Reyes in the second inning, giving up two hits and one run in the 3 1-3 innings he pitched.
“We got off to a slow start, but we really turned it around,” said Ranger Coach Bobby Granger. “Ray’s arm was a little sore and he ran into a few problems, but Chris came through and got the job done."
Simons came through for Smithson Valley on offense early, as his solo shot over the left field fence in the first inning cut Marion’s lead to 2-1.
Marion scored twice more in the second with the help of two Ranger errors, before the dam broke in the bottom of the second.
Paul Pharris and Jason Smart led off the inning with walks, and Pharris advanced to thud on a sacrifice fly by Mike Wilson.
Wilson stole second on the first pitch to Aaron Smith, but the right fielder’s groundout failed to advance die runners.
Catcher Abel Uballe was hit by Ron Drake’s pitch to load the bases. Drake then walked Steve Gottardy for one run. Taylor Heydman followed with another walk, bringing home Smart.
A passed ball scored Uballe and moved the runners up a base before
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Simons smashed a liner over the left field fence that cleared the trees overlooking the field.
With the bases clear, relief pitcher Kevin Haccer walked Pharris.
Pharris stole second base, and twin balks by Halter scored the first baseman for a 9-4 lead
Simons retired Marion without a threat in the third inning and had runners on second and third in the fourth befors striking out Haccer to end the threat.
The Rangers, who had a game nullified on Thursday because of darkness, went into their hurry-up offense as the sun began to wane in the bottom of the third.
Smithson Valley did manage to score again in the fourth inning after Simons walked. A pickoff attempt at
first went down the right field line allowing Simons to go to third, and when the throw from the outfield was to second base, Simons scored for a 10-4 game.
The Bulldogs had a minor rally in the top of the fifth.
Brent Jeffries led off with a double to center and moved to third when Scott Young reached base on an infield error.
The Rangers got out of further trouble when shortstop Fred Brown hit a screamer to center, where Gottardy made a shoestring catch.
Young, thinking the ball had dropped in for a hit, continued to second, and Gottardy’s throw to Pharris at first finished a double play.
Simons ended the game by striking out catcher Rick Murdoch.
The win gives Smithson Valley a 6-6 record on the season. Simons’ record is now 5-3.
“This was the third good game in a row for us,” Granger said. “We lost to Kerrville Tivy but played a good game, and we had a good game Lockhart before it was called off. So we are improving, and I’m pleased with the way we’re playing.”
The Rangers’ next game is at 6 p.m. Monday at Hays.
AUSTIN — New Braunfels soon four runs in the second inning oil a bases clearing single by Armando Martinez, as the Unicorns went on to a 6-2 win over Anderson Saturday.
Martinez, who went 3-3 on the night, was the w inning pitcher for the Unicorns. He upped his record to 5-’ while Ricky gomez picked up the save.
New Braunfels scored all four second-inning runs with two outs as four successive Unicorns walked Martinez then hit a bases-loaded single for a 4-1 lead.
The Trojans scored one run in the second inning, then narrowed the gap to 4-2 w ith a run in the third
The score remained the same until the sixth inning, w h- n New Braunfels scored two more.
Russell Hansmann led off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice. He scored when Eddie Cantu doubled.
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Cantu scored on a single by Don Duncan to end the scoring.
In spite of the win, New Braunfels
Coach Peter Garza said he was a little di: ^pointed iii the game.
We d; in t hit real well. We were kind of dead on our feet. We just played good enough to win,” he said.
New Braunfels record is now 10-3, flea ding into Tuesday’s district opener at Ixn-khart
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