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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Local briefsin to New Braunfels ywrtMfalaokofargteiira today    tads ac already pbyvng the game around ■Llk plqns are m it fates sari a    iowa, and fay ware to get taro aa ocga- fcalHMlthockribai.    aired league.* MkW bim {resident af Cosh    lie aaa foil at 816N®EBQt, KS paaei he. and manager of the newly-    secure toe acres of fend to be teased or farmed Tn-Cnanan la-Lare Hodey    dowsed for fa construction of a tackey League, ssad fa freres coaid get started    oak. TW construction could be aided fey am Ii walk fart: 33-25 tam The    by a miruial company which is offering pfaos would range aa apes bom (be to    to help finance fa construction of a I?. ani fare would be aa adult league,    stase-of-fa-mt not to serve as a model “TM response bm been wen encore-    fcrofapottiit leagues, afrtf so fa" FsHssn said "A lot of Eafcman said fa league expects to be hshed A faktiaai campman wit] begin Tuesday. May 21 lie League «hn is m the process of scheduling a Sfncfit jolt tournament Annee mitt-ested rn jouang fa league can call Eak-aam M 609-3460. NIHA has grown (rosa 20 leagues in 1993 id more fan 300in 1991 Between 1994 and 1995. league partidpation has bk leased 375 pricertBaseball mom hits market with new batting kit Holiday Ti Maybe it came naturally lo the Will Carks and Ken Griffey Jrs. of the world, but for many bds the simple skill of hitting a baseball isn’t always so simple. In fact it can be a monumental task just to knock a ball off a lee: • For Katie Wiseman, a New Braunfels resident aid little league mother of four, it was a lesson in frustration to watch kids a tee-ball batting practice going about it the wrong way “A lot of times it was something as basic as the coaches needing something to help them put the kids’ feet in the right position/* Wiseman said. ‘They needed some kind of tool that would put a young boy or girl in the right place and make sure they had the proper mechanics for hitting.** A bit of brainstorming with partner Amie Christian led Wiseman to crease a device that she hopes to market and sefl in the near future. b’s called the HTT KIT, and it aims to leach the basics of proper stance in the batter’s box by using a color-coded clear mat with a corresponding tee and adhesive strip mounted to the bat. With the right instruction, a young player can consistently find the most strategic place lo stand and kicrease the chance of a hit within the "power zone.” ’The key is to get kids to experience success through correct repetition,” said Wiseman, who holds a degree in physical education and a Master’s of Aits in teaching. ’The batler will know every tune they approach the plate where to stand according to their height and where the bat should make contact with the balL” With several demonstrations, including a wefl-receivcd showing at the New Braunfels Little League Rn Day, Wiseman was encouraged with pOMtivt feedback for the kit.    -Ti Hie federal government awarded a patent last March. Wiseman is now working to secure financial backing. Her idea already has caught the attention of Nolan Ryan and his agent Matt Nerolato, md Big 12 Commissioner Steve Hatchell. Big-time game manufacturers have been lukewotmin their tesponse, however, a major step for the kit will come this summer when Wiseman debuts her idea at the Chicago Spotting Goods Trade Show. The companies represent 91 percent of the buying power in sporting goods. “Our ultimate goal is to help bds,” Wiseman said. *Tf aefald can experience some measure of success early in a sport, they will have more confidence and greater desire to continue the sport**Top seeds sink in first round of* bmmbmB ©ranp on tap Ugh School baratte coraffp^ rand wilted a summer camp I to mete 64 tom &30am-to No deal yet in Houston Astros’ sale HOUSTON (AP)—A Houlton auto deal- I’ve talked lo biradial to repremats anybody cannot sell prat of it, ate mendancerise md cr md tad developer it mtererted ai buyitw a tahaaielt Ifs tike ttopptoito tore tedtite win the prolate of anfaitadiuml f ^pWCCOi IPBHOIMBtt AMfWi WBO^C10^CPW^^ Wlltt lOHIBCWiB MMliPEPraraCl •■llilflEWBIC    n    MBJ P IPB fOIHHtM HraCWII w Wuli||| cr now is hoping lo unload at least 35 percent ry is ou he’s trymg to buy your busmen.” who wants to keep the franchise in Houston,' of the lean to cover ftenriil loaaea.    However, two tandeatifiad aourcea dose will be the future of a new baseball Hatton* But Astrol owirerDcayk»McLaneTbm-    lo the lugutiatMOf fold the Hcuaaon Chronicle    miunmmdcd by I tmh force appointed by •* day agreed with David Wodf that dbcusrions    in a story published Thursday that Wolff bas    Mayor Bob Lamer and County Judge Robert; offered to buy roughly 20 ptrocitt of die Bdttk.    J my deal pntil Bwwtor'i rtadh1**1 dt-    ■hhrwigh if    ifdf*    im*    tww>    *t    want    *001 hr pf pre.** w^lffuid uation is resolved.    unable lo determine the value of oup-fifth of    McLme agreed. ^There have been M>serioui negotiations.’’    the ball chibA McLane, who says las losses    ’I don’t (bauk anyone in Hourton is goings McLmt told Houston television aition KRIV    have surpassed $60 million over the pan three    be infcrestem bu^any of fa Astru until -faro Jus office in Temple. *‘He and I have    seasons, has said he will make his deadon on    fa stadium situation is firmed up,” he said. caatteftotalk.    whether to keep fa »**■» in Houston by the    The «*wthim talk force this week recoin* ‘‘David never offered lo buy 20 percent of    second half of summer. He also says he sen-    mended Houston bulk) a $250 nuUkm baseball fa knot He has never ate ut the few times    4n*tiy    trtfwuig fa tendtim if hi    etetea arar fat Atiwdoma. AUSTIN (AP) — ll was lough day for the top wadi in fa fir* round of the Central I Regional as they came up losers md re least one will be ebmi-anted today. Top seeded Miami and Long Bench State, reeded second, were to play m etimintoon game at ll un. today. Texas, die third seed, facia uprtart Sam Houston Stale at 3 p.m.    "    ‘ bi fa other second round game. Southwest Missouri and UCLA, the other surpriae whaler, play at 7pm Sixth-seeded Sam Houston ret tire Mage for fa day of upsets with a shocking 5-4 victory over Minim    y The Bearkats (31-30) scored three tuns in the eighth Baring lo take their final lead over Mima (43-13) and win their Ant NCAA regional game since 1987. The winning nm came home on a walk issued by reliever Robbie Morrison. Monson sieved teal pitter Allan Werefal (4-2) with no outs md fa game tied 4-4. He intentionally walked designated hitter Jason Hurts to load the bases and then walked Tommy Cbffe, which brought in Ron Thames. Miami ended the inning with a strikeout and a double play* tot it wre too late. Sam Houston reliever Kevin Hermes held the Human* fa rest of the way, stranding three base rumen md earning his sixth save. Mike Byre md Micah Hoist brei back-to-back RBI singles lo boost Southwest Missouri Stale to a 5-3 upset victory over Long Beach Stale. conomang mrougr nformabon, can Paulfate Md Item*■lion tow Brattnfaa Parke and Rnctwhoft mertiteeponeoring Aqua Amable I fat tunvrtgr at tho Lands Park Motor Nadyat Lehman tel offer two dc aea8ior)8 beatontoa June 3 with I meeting Monday, Wednesday and et Bam. For more information, cal I aerobee cteera tora are echect- I te Senior Center starting at 9 am tdlye arto Thursdays, beginning >♦ For more information, ct! Barberammw&M Bteup# tocctr Ac idimy Berkman belts 3 hits, Rice slams Tigers 17-4 stabilized everything on the mound early, the rest was up to us to hit md held.” In the regional’! other fust-round games, Cal State-Fullerton’s slump at the end of the regular season cost fa defeating national baseball champion a top seed in the NCAA, but the Titans looked for real as they began defense of their championship. Mark Kearny had Ave hits and drove in nine runs as Cal Strte-Fulkrton beat Delaware 19- souri.Tom Birchman hit a solo homer and drove in another nm for Missouri (39-18). “We didn’t do anything positive today, other than the fact that we got out of bed and showed up,” Tigers coach Tun Jamieson said “It’s hard to fault these guys because where we’ve come from and how hard we’ve played the entire year, but I think these guys recognize the fact that we didn’t give a very good effort today.” Top-seeded Wichita State won behind Steve Floral, who held Indiana to Ave hits in 7 1-3 innings-Floral (11-1) walked only one and had a season-high 12 strikeouts. Brandon Looper, Wichita Stale’s Arst-team All-America reliever, held Indiana hitless and struck ore two in relief. WICHITA, Km. (AP) — Lance Berkman and Jason Richards led a Rice scoring barrage as the Owls (40-21) defeated Missouri 17-4 in the first round of the NCAA Midwest Regional tournament on Thursday. Rice had IS hits, most of them early in the game as the Owls pounced on Missouri starter Jeremy Catter. The Owls scored 12 nan in the Ant four innings off Catter (9-3) and reliever Mike Haverty. Berkman, a Canyon High School graduate, and Richards had three hits each. Dana Davis (4-1) scattered Ave hits, allowing one run whik waiting three snd striking out six in Ave innings. J “The key to fa game was jumping on them eariy,” Rice coach Wayne Graham said “Dana Wichita Strte shut out Indiana 4-0 Cal Staie-Fullerton plays Rice on Friday in fa second round of fa double elimination tournament Delaware plays Indiana, and Missouri plays Wichita State. Will Ford had four Hitt and drove in five runs as Rice shocked Mis ted Soccer Academy te bi mnuaftour-week summer eoc-tom 8 lo 11:30a.m. starting CB Soccer Complex to New np wi focus on eoccer funde-(J tel end with a “World Cup* ton forme ere available af arling Goods.made fun with eiemrar Group match. ■ STRASBOURG, Hance (AP) — Judith Wiesner upset top-seeded Anke Huber 7-5,6-1 in fa Strasbourg Open lo advance to fa semi-Anal match with defending champion Lindsay Davenport. Davenport beat Nathalie Tauziat 6-1,6-4. B EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Top; seeded Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva best Elena Makarova and Eugenia Maniokova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 in fa quarterfinals of fa World. Doubles Cup. ■ MADRID, Spain (AP) — Monica Seles’ plaretoplay fa French Open were jeopardized when a recurrence of pain in her left shoulder forced bar lo withdraw bom fa Madrid Open. A day after her Ant match since February, Sdes Mid fa timider she agreed en route to her Australian Open triumph hint once She was scheduled to play Irina Spirlca, who withdrew begum of a foot injury. "With Store md Spate tiddmed, Jane Novotna advanced to fa Anal with a 6-2,7-5 victory over Ludmila Ricteiova. la fa afar quarter In the other quarterfinals, Marcelo Rios beat Francisco Clavel 6-2,1-6,6-3 sud Slava Dosedel defeated Stefan Edberg 6-3,6-3. ■ DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The United States, with Pete Sampras sidelined by back spasms, beat fa Netherlands 2-0 in fa World Team Cup. Richey Reneberg defeated Paul Hmrhuis 7-6 (8-6), 6-1 and Todd Martin beal Richard Krajicek 6-4,7-6 (7-1). Sampras said he hopes to play Saturday when fa United Stat* faces Rusoa in la Aalii Blue Anals, Aranxta Sanchez Vicario beat Amanda Coetzer 6-2,6-3 and Magdalena Maleeva defeated Brenda Schultz-McCvthy 6-2,6-3. ■ST. POELTEN, Austria (AP)—Defendmg French Open champion Thomas Muster injured his right ankle, putting in doubt his status for fa Grand Slam tournament that begins Monday. Murter injured teile warming up for his quarterfinal match with Andrea Gaudcnzi in fa Mffiisai Grand Prix. Gaudcnzi advanced to a semifinal match with Felix Mantilla, who beat Kenneth Carisen 64,6-0. nowfortow-’ Betone toting ;