New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1983, New Braunfels, Texas
Friday, October 7,1983
Boddicker's golden arm fires 14k's at White Sox
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mike Boddicker spent part of his day installing a CB radio in his pickup. Gary Roenicke used the time to play with his children. Then they went to work, and helped the Baltimore Orioles escape a dangerous situation in the American League Championship Series.
Boddicker, a 26-year-old rookie, registered a record-tying 14 strikeouts and Roenicke, a veteran at age 36, hit a two-run homer and scored two other runs Thursday night as the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox VO to tie the series at one game apiece.
The best-of-five championship set resumes tonight in Chicago, with Rich Dotson, 22-7, pitching for the White Sox against Baltimore’s Mike Flanagan, 12-4, and the situation facing them is drastically different than if the White Sox had won Game No. 2.
Since the league championship series began in 1969, no team has ever dropped the first two at home and come back to win the pennant, a point not lost on either manager.
”1 feel an awful lot better than I did last night,” Baltimore's Joe Altobelli said.
“Am I happy with a split? Not particularly,” said Chicago’s Tony LaRussa.
Boddicker became the first rookie to hurl a shutout in AL championship (day, limiting the White Sox to five hits. His 14 strikeouts were a career high and the moat by an American League pitcher this year, but his chief thought after the game was more of of pain than elation.
“All I have in mind right now is ice,” he said as he
waited for reporters’ questions to end so he could soak Ms tired right arm.
Told he had struck out 14 batters, the Norway, Iowa, resident grimaced and said: “No wonder my arm hurts.” Boddicker inflicted some pain himself Thursday night, both physically and psychologically.
He tied a championship series record by hitting two batters, Tom Paciorek and Grog Luzinski. And the White Sox conceded that they were constantly out of tempo with his curves and sliders.
“He kept his breaking ball low, and there’s nothing you can do with a low breaking ball,” said Chicago’s slugging left-fielder, Ron Kittle, who had a single and a walk.
“He changes speed so well, we were swinging at bad pitches,” said third baseman Vance Law. “They look good, but by the time you start to swing you know they’re not. We weren’t patient enough.”
Boddicker’s 14 strikeouts tied a playoff record set by Detroit’s Joe Coleman in 1972 and matched by Pittsburgh’s John Candelaria in 1975. But the historic day started like any other, he said.
“A friend came over and we talked about the game. Then I installed a CB in my pickup,” said Boddicker, whose citizens band handle is “Trapper.”
Until he got to Memorial Stadium, Roenicke’s day also was rather routine.
“I have two sons, ages I and 4, and I spent the day with them,” the left-fielder said. “We went out and bought a toy box, and we watched movies and washed the car.”
Sampson makes big splash in pro opener against Dallas
DALLAS (AP) — Ralph Sampson’s long-awaited professional debut drew raves Thursday night from everyone except himself and his coach.
The millionaire rookie of the Houston Rockets scored 24 points, collected six rebounds, blocked two shots, hit a three-pointer and had four assists in Houston’s 122-111 National Basketball Association exhibition loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
All in 30 minutes.
“I made mental mistakes and I have a long way to go,” said Sampson, the Virginia All-American who was the No. I pick in the NBA draft.
“Sampson played a sporadic game and his shot selection was poor, which caused us to have to defend against some fast breaks,” said Coach Bill Fitch. “I’m not disappointed with him. He’ll get better.”
Sampson hit ll of 23 attempts from the field and the only free throw he tried.
Most of his field goals came from deep in the comer or at the top of the free throw lane.
“He’s a great outside shooter,” said Dallas Coach Dick Motta. “He did float outside quite a bit. He’s just an excellent outside shooter.”
Teammate Elvin Hayes said Sampson “did some real good things for his first game. He shot the ball real well. He’s just trying to get a feel for what is happening but that's what the exhibition season is for.
“He blocked some shots and I think he is a very aggressive player. He is also a very intellegent player.”
Sampson said he wasn’t trying to be a one-man team.
“I’m not trying to be God and win the thing myself because I know that’s impossible,” he said. “It takes all ll or 12.1 have no personal goals as far as points or rebounds or anything.”
Sampson played longer than he thought he would and added “I’m in a lot better shape than I thought”
He had been bothered by fluid on his knees during early practice ssessions but showed no problems against the
Unicorns drop match
Their minds, it seems, were elsewhere.
The New Braunfels Unicorns, ap-prently thinking more about Thursday’s accident involving classmate Julie Cloots and the about the cancelled homecoming bonfire, fell to the Hays Rebels 15-11, 15-6 Thursday night at the New Braunfels gym.
“It certainly isn’t an excuse, and we talked about it before the game, but it seemed Uke their minds were preoccupied thinking about JuUe Clonts,” Unicorn Coach Claudia Perry said. “I don’t know how to get kids their age to put their feelings on hold until the match is over. I guess that’s a discipline that comes with age.”
And age is something the Unicorns just don’t have. New Braunfels had only four players with varsity experience before the season, and the season has turned out to be a roUer-coaster ride.
Thursday, the Unicorns rolled down.
“Sometimes, with a young team, you have to take two steps backward for every one forward,” Perry said. “I’m trying to talk myself into the fact that we’re making progress.”
Perry said the team “played poorly in almost every aspect of the game.” Except serving, where the Unicorns missed only two serves aU night and recorded seven aces.
Kim Wright had three of those aces, and she added a block and six kills to lead the Unicorns.
New Braunfels’ reactions to the baU were “very slow,” the coach noted.
“It was almost as though there was a partition where the net was, and we didn’t see the ball until it came onto our side,” Perry said. “I think that was the main difference tonight. I talked about with the team, and they agreed with me.”
The Unicorns feU to 1-3 in district play with the loss.
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Unicorn Kim Wright grimances after blocking a spike from Canyon's Susie Cuddy Tuesday as sister Kelly looks on. NB fells to Hays Thursday.
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Phillies seek punch in home park
Canyon (4-1. bl in 134A) at Fredericksburg (4-1.14 in 13-4AJ. 8 p m. Tho Cougars' first road trip is • tough one, as they need a victory to stay in the district recs Fredericksburg's defense has been the team's biggest strength this year - it shut out Hays last week and has allowed only 18 points the leat four weeks. The Billies can either grind it out or throw long on offense - but so can the Cougars. Inanes: Lineman Mike Mmatrae's only action will be on deep snaps, as he is slowed by a torn muscle Running back Billy Rudeiitsch sprained an ankle last week, but he should be ready to play.
Bandera (4-1) at Smithson Valley (3-21, 7 30 p m The Rangers’ Homecoming game is also the district opener, so theres double motivation for Smithson Valley. Unfortunately, there s also doubts trouble in the passing of Tim Buttal and the running of James Compton, Bandera's top athletes Bandera has sn "explosive offense, Rangers Coach Star) Irvine said The Bandera defense rn extremely aggressive as well The Rangers ere slowly coming around, having won thew last two games Injuries Shewn Butler end Jerries Rust have sore knees and Steve Stohner end Mike Irvine sore ankles, but all are expected to play.
Lockhart (211. 0-1 in 134A) at (tow Braunfels (BO. 1-0 in 13-4AJ. 8 pm New Braunfels is dso celebrating Homecoming this week, with the skidding Lions es the guest Lockhart, which has lost two tailbacks to injuries already this season, played to a scoreless tie with Del Valle two weeks ago and tost to Kerrville Tivy 2B-6 last week. The Unicorns are bast up end bruised after last week's duel with Canyon, but Coach Jim Streaty expected almost sveryon# to be ready to play Injuries: Linemen Tim Doty ie doubtful after hyperextending an elbow last week. Weston Pacharzine has • sore shoulder, but should ploy, Streaty said.
Spurs lose opener
GAINESVILLE, FU. (AP) - Dominique Wilkin* •cored 21 poinU Md grabbed 19 rebounds Thursday night to land His Atlanta Hawks to a 124-101 victory over tho San Antonio Spurs in tbs first Notional Basketball Association exhibition game for both
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The Philadelphia Phillies must find their bats if they hope to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series.
The Phillies have scored just 15 runs in 14 games against the Dodgers this season, including one in each of the first two games of the best-of-five pUyoff, which is tied 1-1.
Phillies’ Manager Paul Owens was asked if he could pinpoint the Phillies’ failure to score against Los Angeles.
“Darn right, good Dodgers’ pitching,” snapped Owens.
The Phillies’ left-handed hitters took hitting practice Thursday in a voluntary workout for today’s third game in the Series, set to sUrt at 3 05 p.m. EDT.
The Dodgers are scheduled to go with right-hander Bob Welch, and Owens will use left-handed hitters Joe Lefebvre and Greg Gross in the outfield in place of righthanders Six to Lezcano and Garry Maddox.
Owens is optimistic that the hitting which carried the club in its September stretch drive to the NL East title will reappear.
“We hit the ball a lot better Wednesday night than we did Tuesday,” Owens said.
“But we Ut into three doubleplays and that always takes the wind out of any club. I think we’re swinging better than we did MfiUf Mflxinxi this team,”
Owens was happy to get out of Los Angeles with a split.
“You go on the other guy’s turf you have to feel fortunate to get out, 1-1. I never thought it would be a sweep. These are two evenly matched clubs. It well could go to a fifth game.”
Although the Phillies haven’t hit much in the first two games, the Dodgers are nothing to brag about. They averaged .206 to .190 for the Phillies.
Mike Marshall, who contributed a nice running catch of a liner by Joe Morgan to save a couple of runs in the sixth inning
Wednesday night, has left IO on base.
“Sure I’m frustrated,” said Marshall, who hit .300 in the stretch for the Dodgers. “My defense (bd not make up for it (lack of offense). “I’m like anyone else. I want to get a hit every time I go up,” Marshall said.
Marshall said he expected to get a lot of chances to get some hits in Philadelphia.
The Phillies are going with rookie pitcher Charles Hudson in game three.
“I’ve got a lot of confidence in him,” said Owens. “He’s partly responsible for us being here,” the manager said of the youngster who posted an 6-8 record after being called up May 31, from Portland in the Pacific Coast League.
Owens isn’t concerned that Hudson lost twice to the Dodgers in the regular season. He worked 12 2-3 innings, allowed ll hits and six runs for a 4.26 earned run average. Ail the runs were earned. He allowed one home run, struck out IO and walked three.
Hudson isn’t trying to fool anyone. He
admits he’s nervous. The 24-year-old righthander said he’s trying to treat this as just another game.
“But I know everyone in the nation will be watching,” Hudson observed.
Hudson, who won important games from Montreal and Pittsburgh in the battle for the East title, said the Expos and Pirates had more left-handed power.
“The Dodgers have more right-handed power and as a right-hander this will be an advantage to me.,” Hudson said.
Hudson’s opponent, Welch, probably was the best pitcher for the Dodgers in the stretch.
He was 15-12 during the season, beat the Phillies once, pitching a one- hitter. Von Hayes’ fourth inning single was the only hit in that 1-0 game. Welch also has league championship experience, appearing in four playoffs. He won game one from the Phillies in 1978. He was 6-0 in three relief stints against Montreal in 1981.
Texas-OU annual war heads SWC list Saturday
Fe forward Kicky Brown had 18 points and IO
rsboands as the Hawks took a 34-21 lead at the end of the first quarter and never trailed.
Reokie guard Glsnn Rivers added 17 while veteran guards Eddie Johnson and Johnny Davis addsd 15 and 12 aetata respectively. fan Antonio was lad by George Garvin with 14
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The eyes of the nation will be on the Cotton Bowl Saturday afternoon when No. 2 ranked Texas meets No. 6-rated Oklahoma but the game of most importance to the Southwest Conference football race will occur several hours later and 20 miles away.
Southern Methodist, ranked No. 13 and owning a 20-game unbeaten streak, will host in Texas Stadium a team that annually gives the Mustangs a bassia, tbs Baylor Bears.
Seven of the last eight games between SMU and Baylor have been last-second thrillers. Since 1075, the two schools have split 44.
SMU won 22-18 in Waco last year.
“Ifs always a good battle/’ said Baylor Coach Grant Teaff. “They’ve beaten us the last two years. They’re tough.”
The Bears are fresh off a 42-21 thumping of Houston while SMU routed Texas-Arlington 34-0.
SMU Coach Bobby Collins, who has yet to see his team loss since he btcf1* the boas two
years ago, said, “You have to be Impress!!! with a team that boat Brigham Young.
“There is no doubt they will be fired up for t*e. Lait year they really shut us down. They bod us down 124 at half.”
While Texas was a four-point favorite over Oklahoma, the Mustangs were a 7-point choice over the Bears.
In other games involving SWC teams, Texas Tech was I 10-point favorite over New Mexico, Texas Christian waa picked by 9 points over Rice, and Texas AAM was a 2-point selection over Houston.
The Texas Aggies will have a new starting quarterback at the controls, freshman Kevin Murray, when they host the Cougars.
Murray replaces the much heralded John Mazur, who has yet to get the Aggie offense into gear.
Houston also has made some changes at quarterback with Quince Harris and Gerald Landry taking over from senior Lionel Wilson.
Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer said the Longhorns will bs “the best team we’ve faced yet. They probably will have the beet defense we will sos all season.”
Hs added, “Ifs a typical Texas team, one that doem’t beat itself, usee the kicking game expertly, and comes after you aggressively.”
Swiller quipped, “the No. I team in the country is probably Nebraska on offense and Texas on
Ttxas Coach Fred Akers is 4-2 versus the Sooners since he replaced Darrell Royal. Oklahoma won 28-21 last year with Marcus DuProe breaking a 62-yard touchdown run.
“Our game with Oklahoma la one of a small number of true cinerin in intercollegiate football,” said Akan. “Ifs always very exciting and a tough phytacal game.”
White to direct band if Texas falls to OU
DENISON (AP) — If the resolution of a long-overdue football bet was somewhat fishy, the outcome of this year’s wager will be one to beat the band.
Texas Gov. Mark White played host to Oklahoma Gov. George Nigh Thursday night at a fish fry to pay off a wager made between Nigh and then-Texas Gov. Bill Clements over the outcome of the 1982 Oklahoma-Texas college football game.
The Sooners defeated the Longhorns, 26-22, in the game, played at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
White, who defeated Clements in the 1912 election, assumed the responsibility of paying off the wager.
The fish fry was sponsored by the 300-member Lake Texoma Association, a promotional organisation comprised of both Texans and Oklahomans.
Both governors arrived at the dinner, held on the Texas side of the lake, about 90 minutes late.
Nigh’* plane was diverted from Durant because of a thunderstorm and landed about 30 seconds behind White’s plane at an airport in Grayson County, Texas, a Nigh spokesman said.
In brief remarks before the dinner, both governors referred to a pouring rainahower that kept the 200 guests huddled underneath tanto.
“This rain is just Sooner tears over their upcoming lose,” White said, while Nigh called the rain “God’s tears for Texas.”
White and Nigh agreed that es a wager for this year’s Oklahoma-Texas game, immediately after the game, the losing governor will have to direct the winning team's hand ta a rendition of that team’s fight song — either “The Eyes af Texas” ar “Boomer Sooner.”