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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 13, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports Wednesday May 13 198/ Heraid/etfunp New Braunfels Page 9A Lions pummel the Unicorns, 13-4 Lockhart claims second and playoff berth By TOM LABINSKI Sports Editor The bubble rudely burst for New Braunfels’ baseball team Tuesday night, as the playoff minded Unicorns lost the battle for second place to I .ockhart I J I would have been the ninth straight win for New Braunfels would have also clinched a playoff spot and capped a second half of the season comeback after the I mcorns had started district play with a I t record Instead of a playoff celebration. New Braunfels found itself hosting a come as you were party ' We player! tonight like we did two months ago said I nicorn Coach Peter Garza We made some errors some bad pitches and left too many men in scoring position ” With the victory Lockhart finished its season with an ll > record The Lions will meet Uvalde next week in the first round of post season play lf New Braunfels had reverted back to the lorm that saw them st rug gle to .rn I IO overall record in the first month of play Lockhart played lik«* the team that w as (hr* pre season favorite to win the Lf tA crown Lion pitcher Loy (bills allowed on Iv five I mcorn hits while the Lockhart flatters stroked lo hits, including four for extra bases fhey have a very good ball club I think they are the best in the district '(iar/asaid rho I nu orris had their chances to make the game close loading the bases in the third fourth and fifth in Box score LOCKHART ah r h bi Inhnsn lf 4 / I 0 Odeon ph I OO 0 S.iochz /I) 4 I 2 I TI ;iw ph I OO 0 Wilson rf / 3 2 2 Dnhoe ph 0 OO 0 Stanley r 2 4 / r Mcltsh ph I OO 0 Moral*; ss 3 I / 3 Barbita lh 4 0 2 I Rut ton rf 4 0 I 0 Cozies lh 3 0 I 0 Gillis p 3 I 0 0 Krenz p I OO 0 Totals 33 I IO 3 NFWRRAUNFFl S ah r h bi Juarz /b 4 1 I 0 Vllrrl c 3 I I 0 Diaz ph 0 OO 0 Fanes (1 3 I I 0 Gomez rf 4 OO 0 Hollnd p 3 I I 0 Hrerr.t rh 4 0 I 0 Turmn cf / OO 0 Ramirz lh 0 OO 0 C.drill dh I OO 0 I .iodin lf I OO 0 Totals K 4 5 0 140 303 0 13 201 010 0 4 Lockhart Now Braunfels P Sanchez / Barbosa VIHwmmI Goo ../ Tut mao, I audit i TIP Lockhart / LOR lock hart 6 New Hi.motel*; H VB Mom!*-, tH Wilson, Stanley HR Stanley SR Pane r nr mao, M* 'rate-. Sanchez Wilson SF Wilson Lockhart Gillis W' Koto/! New Braunfels Holland ti fiat Gomez PB Stanley WR IP H R FR RH SO 5 4 I IO 5 0 0 0 0 / a    a    to    ;    t    6 I    i    i    i    /    s Gillis 2. Holland rungs hut could only push one runner across home plate We didn t get the big hits tonight and thai was the difference We had been get mg them lately but we sure Iv missed them tonight " (iar/a said I .ockhart scored three runs in a first inning played in heavy ram with shortstop Sammy Morales collecting two KBIs with a double The I mcorns scored twice in the trot tom of the inning on two hits .md tw*o Lockhart errors to make the score 3-2. hut that was as close as New Braunfels would come The Lions rocked Unicorn starter Rodney Holland in the second inning for four runs on four hits including catcher .lames Stanley’s towering two run home run over the left field fence and Kelvin Wilson's three base shot against the center field fence to score two more runs New Braunfels scored in the third when Bene Juarez led off with a single moved to second on a passed ball and scored on an error making the score 7 3 After Jason Kanes and Holland walked and Kicky (ionic/ reached on an error to continue the inning Now Braunfels missed a golden chance to make a comeback when Rico Her rera bounced into an inning ending double play Two I nicorn errors and three btise hits in the fourth helped the Lions score three more runs for a IO 3 lead Morales picked up the third of his four RBIs with a sacrifice fly and first baseman Bobby Barbosa drove iii a run with a two out single New Braunfels threatened in the fourth as (Hilts w alked the first throe batters but the left-hander struck out Juarez before getting Jake real to hit into a second inning ending double play A two out rally in the in the fifth produced a run for the I mcorns tm! again Lockhart escaped giving up the big inning Holland and Herrera stroked sue censive two out singles and a walk to Troy Turman loaded the bases Holland scored and the runners id Long time coming Rangers edge Boerne in season finale By TIM WAITS    I Staff Writer W hat net!* i v.iy f<» close an uneven «*.ison than with a w in over your tug gest nemesis in the history of th** school \nd on top of that tease them by gi\ mg up five home runs That s the way it was for the Smithson S alley Rangers as they defeated the Boerne (ireyhounds b > iii the season fu ale at Hanger Field Tuesday afternoon despite giving up five solo home runs iii the process It s great said senior catcher lason Smart We've played those gins for so long We finally heat B*#rn» The «.reyhounds are the only team we play from the old district and it definitely feels better to boat them no doubt atxiut it    said Ranger ( ouch Gar> Bo Wright The Rangers did all of their damage in the first and fourth inn mgs pu king up three runs in each In the first Mike Churchman led off with an infield single and Jay Young was hit with a pitch to follow Smart then drove a double down the left-field line to score Churchman md move Young to third Mike Wilson whistled a base hit up the middle to tiring home Young and moved to second on a poor throw from the outfield After a Scott Davis ground out to second Wilson became hung up I ie! ween second and third but stayed in the rundown long enough tor pinch runner David Chur chmun to come home from third Smithson \ alley extended its lead to ti I in the fourth Wilson led off with a walk and Davis lined a single to center Larry Maywald put down a textbook bunt No one was covering first on ii rev hound catcher Brett Smart wins Worthy honor Jason Smart received a standing ovation upon tieing honored with the coveted Jim Worthy Award at Monday night s Smithson Valley All-Sports Banquet at the New Braunlels Civic Center while 16 other athletes were bestowed the Fighting Ranger Kangerette Award in then-respective sports Smart, a senior, topped all oilier Snnthson \ alley athletes tor the award, which is dedicated to the memory ot the late Jim Worthy, a tonner Ranger athlete Athletic Director Head Football Coach Joe Matulich awarded the Fighting Ranger award in football to Rob Marion and Mark Klar The Fighting Ranger award in baseball w as won by Scott Davis Brennan Hardy won the Fighting Rangcrette award for girls basket ball while Brett Kane took the Box score Smithson Valley ROFRNl ab r h bi ah r h bt V41 rum*. I ti 2 I I 0 Mtehtl ss 4 I 2 I Young I! 2 I 0 0 Baby It 3 0 0 0 Reyes lf 0 OO 0 Smith ph 1 0 0 0 Smart 3 0 I I Boyer*, ct 4 3 4 3 OC bf mn pf 0 I 0 0 Hbgoodp 4 0 0 0 Wilson 3b 2 I I I I aylor /l> 3 I I I Davis *-♦ 3 I 1 I WD** 1b 3 0 I 0 Myw*d p 3 0 I 0 Hr C 3 0 I 0 R. bulse r* I 1 0 0 Rssnqtn ti 3 00 0 I twllei /b 3 00 0 U«< l<ei It) I 00 0 Dees r* 2 0 1 I T utah 31 5 9 g Hiring ss 2 OO 0 Totals 23 6 6 4 Boerne IOO 002 2 5 SV 300 300 a 6 F Boyers ? M Churchman Wilson I-ii willer Hodges Rowmgloii DP Smithson Valley I LOB Boof na 5 SV I ZH Smart HR Boywt 3 Taylor Mil. hall SB M Churchman 2 Boyars Hodges H R FR RH SO 6 6 5 2 5 Boer na Hotblood (I) SV Maywald W 3 HI /    <3    5    5    0    I HBP By Hobgood (Young) Hodges throw which went into the right field foul territory, allowing W ilson to score A Chris Dees hit drove in Davis Pinch runner Scott Richardson scored from third later on a wild pitch However the (Greyhound power display made things become closer in a hurry The (ireyhounds took lull ad vantage of tiny Ranger Field John Boyers hit his second of three homers in the sixth off Ranger starter Maywald Two batters later Todd Taylor clubbed another solo shot to bring the (ireyhounds within three District 13 4A Finsal Baseball standing* Team W I T GB Frederick >,hi lf'J t ockhart New Bran' *••'' Boerne ! Hays t I Kerrville T'vy / 1 Smithson Valley Canyon Clemens / 14 Tuesday s Game' Lockhart r< New B'au' lei* 4 Smith >n Valley I) H'-en •• ‘ Kerrvtlle T;vv * ’ a* v * ' Clemens 5, Hay*. 4 END REGULAR SFASON vnnced on a wild pitch then I ai ii **/ walked to fill up th*-t> • «* cm • The night was summed up or * Braunfels as another wild pit h resulted in th** third out when -on'o Mon tin Hi*- base paths led to pinch runner Orlando < a tiiiei ■    ••    ny thrown out trying to score Lockhart finished th*- cie fig in Mi*--ixth with relief pitcher ‘ intro*/ -ii mg a walk a triple and two im’le-for three runs Ireton* retir tig !ne side After two walks and a void pitch n the t nit tom ot the inning New Braunfels hail runner on second and third with two out but Gome/ boun** ed into a I inkier s cholee to end I ta* i ning Lion reliever Then as Keen/ a 1 t ed th** t nicorns eason w th t > siikeouts md a pop up ill the .eventn inning New Braunfels which cill os** or Iv one -emor starter met!** ■ In ola' proud ould of he k**d t* ad fast** rn good yea rom ( bad I** accum pl igdhappo! Canyon misseschances; tai Is to Kerrville Tivy With on** out in th** seventh left handed hitting Danny Mitchell ban* Iv cleared th** left held tence Boyers brought Hi** < .rev hounds to within one with Ins third home run of lh** gam** Maywald was trying to pitch around hun tun Boyers picked tip a pitch a couple ut leet off th** ground .md took it out of the park Giving up live home runs can tx* an unnerving experience for any pit cher but Mayw ald beld fast It rattled nu* but when I .vent hack to the mound I settled down said Maywald 'This was Boerne and I had to settle down Maywald retired the final Greyhound batter on a nubber to lu st baseman Mike ( hurchman who politely stepped on th** ting to end th** game The Rangers finish their season at ♦I-13-1 and District 13 TA competition at VIO L having knocked oft playofi tmund I Eckhart and playott con tender Boerne The Rangers end with a two game winning streak having beaten Samuel Clemens 7 • iii eight innings las! Friday “It seems Ilk** we played good iii the last seven or eight games said Wright In the last two games the players showed they wanted to win and they did They are winners ’ R* TIM WA ITS Stat! Waiter Ttu* < anvon ( nilgai ***1 !*>r half of Tuesday night ‘mal J.un** >* the season at < mig.ii I*' **l<1 toil too many error and tm> much Kerrville Tivv oflense allowed a** Antlers to walk with a * I win We had th** opportunitie ** just didnt do anything wdh them said ( ougar ('ouch ({alp! Behrend We did have anne p* **t tv good pitching trom < ii os Alvarado Ail of th** Cougar runs occurred rn the first two innings Mill Hi** ( ojgars getting a pair ii each Following a 2o minute ram del..; mille Indium of the I irs! urn mg Di vid Schubert grounded into a bases loaded fielder - choice to score 'thorny*- Villanueva nom third Ken D’AHonso dumped a single to right that 'trove in I- kite I .ope/ Down i-2 the Conga! *. took Unload with two molt* iii the second Alavarailo led oft with a looping single to center Albert Flores tin down a bunt that Tivy pitcher )***• Druebert threw away o badly or second I ta se that center belder Jerry Garcia had to chase it Pinch-runner William Wilke*- md Flores circled the bases tor the final runs ut ttu* t ’ougar season Tivy tied the score on Druetiert’s RHI single to dr ive ti Davey Drapela In tin* sixth Alvarado was replaced on the mound bv Kudv Benavides who was chargt I itll Box score 27 4 three walks I loaded befop* \ illanueva wo Aitli Hie tieing ret lev oases *d bv With th** Mitier leading 74 left-handed hitting I vier Bobbitt blasted his ecorid mpo-ile field home run Th** Antler added another run on another RIH single bv I lambert i ii** only other mal threats flu* < oug.i i s iii ade ere w hen Alvarado and Kelly Mulhollari were lei! .stranded after hitting two out doubles n Hie third md fifth innings respectively Alvarado I I took iii** loss but pitched well alter iiavng lo -utter through four Cougar defensive cr mrs behind him He also led the < augurs in the offensive depart rnent with a Druef*ert pick* til** Antlers ■seventh pl ac** in th*- DG standings with a 4 i I it close the seasonal H l l I guess you can sit M*e some good thin! Behrend when asked season They learned Mi ane a lot **■ pm* ..» and unproved * «.r and wit!) pitc hing We need to do brl all three nevi year We need more hits an* hits <) an I rn Hi & HcFfdy Moc ker* JE; - f*S A & Rahc* Baker Rendon Fight mg Ranger honor tor boys basketball Andv Rendon took (tie top honor in boys track, while Jessica Little and Tammy Wilful shared the Fighting Kangerette award in girls track Both Little and Wilcut were regional Davis    Krueger qualifiers iii their events Mcrrie Fox won the Fighting Kangerette award for volleyball Joel Baker won tile Fighting Ranger award tor soccer in amli Hon. Apolinar Sanchez won the Most Valuable Player award, as voted on Wagner    Smart by his teammates. Sanchez was nam un .»,* rued cd to the all district inst team tor hi.*>    md Bret Rah* performance on the Held The    Range:«*tte a Smithson Valley soccer team finish    .on iv Poth cd as the district champions and ad    lull.aine Hr* Ul va need to the regional semifinals Mike Kl liege The Fighting Ranger award in ten Ranger award Shelley Marion Klar bv Shannon Wagner white Hie Fighting a rd in the sport was Sandy Steitle and *i r won the Fighting in got! while Allen Sholiev took the honor for his role on the toys cross countr\ team Beth Heaton won tile Fighting Rangcrette award on Hic girls cross-countr\ team San Antonio Spurs Head Coach Bob Weiss concluded the evening as the guest speaker ;