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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 7, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday. October 7 1987Sports Herald-Zeitung New Braunfels Texas Paoe 9AResourceful Cardinals take first game of series ST LOL IS AP seiood baseman Tom m> Herr a veteran of three Nailer.a. league playoffs in the last six seasons says the St I xxii* Cardinals are feeling a bit alighted Vie real tied that from all the com mer. tan and talk that we were not the one?* tieing aren aa favorites Herr said after St laxiis 5-3 victory Tuesday night over the san Fran cisco Giants I think they re selling us short a little bit Herr said We ve got a pretty good baile tub At least the Cardinals resourcefulness was demonstrated by Greg Mathews who was nominated to pitch only hours tx*fore gametime because of Danny Cos s stiff rvec k He pitched a super game You can't pitch am better than he did tonight st Ixnns pit ching coach Mike Koarke said of Mathews a left hander who gave up just four hits in 7 13 innings as the Cantina.s took a I-*1 lead in the ties! of seven series Mathews who during the regular season had an 0 2 record against Nan Francisco struck out seven Giants and delivered the Cardinals key hit He threw me a slow slider and I flared at It Mathews said of Kick Keuschei off whom he hit a two run single to cap a decisive three run sixth inning Mathews surrendered Jeffrey laxmard s prodigious home run to start Nan Francisco s fourth and give the Giants a 2 I lead but he w as rn control for the remainder of his slav Ollie Smith s leadoff triple and Willie McGee s two out single gave the ( ardinais a 2-2 tie in their half of the fourth The stalemate lasted until ban Driessen started St Louis one out outburst with a single off Keuschei in the sixth lf you get ahead of Keuschei then he has to bring the bail up and throw a strike said McGee who singled or. the infield follow mg Dnessen s hit In addition to s single a hard shot san Francisco shortstop Jose Irbie flagged down bv gliding to his right the Cardinals benefited from an error Driessen broke too soon for third base on McGee s hit thinking the bali would get through tlx* infield Driessen although he was caught off second advanced to third when I ntx* bounced a hurried throw to se cond baseman Hobby Thompson Hobby had an out at third after retries mg the ball but didnt see it Giants Manager Roger Craig said of the pivotal play Terry Pendleton singled Driessen home with McGee stopping at second to break the 2-2 tie After Curt Ford s single loaded the baes Keuschei retired Tony Pena on a pop foul but (ailed against Mathews He hit a ameban pretty good He didn t mash it. but he found an open spot.” St Louis Manager Whitey Herzog said of Mathews soft liner up the middle Mathews who learned only 3l? hours before the game that he would replace the ailing Cox. delivered an assortment of pitches that baffled the Giants Left-handers John Tudor. 10-2. of St Louts and Dave Dravecky. 1012. of the Giants were today s scheduled pitchers National League Alt Times COT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Tuesday s Game St Louis 5 San Francisco 3 St Louis leads series 1-0 Today s Game san Francisco Dravecky Tudor 10-2 .2 07 p rn Friday s Game St Louts at San Francisco 7 25 p rn Saturday s Game St Louis at San F ranc taco Sunday s Game Francisco, 10-12 at St Louts 25 p m at San 3 35 p m lf St Louis necessary Tuesday s Game San Francisco at St Louis 7 25 p rn    if necessary Wednesday. 0<f M San Francisco at St Ixmjis 7 25 p rn    if necessary Twins, Tigers both enjoy    Chances of settlement in strike slim playing in the Metrodome before deadline for Sunday s games MINNEAPOLIS AP It s Home Sweet Dome for the Minnesota Twins This season the Twins had hairball a t**st record at home and that s where the heat of seven AL playoffa get under way tonight The Detroit Tigers will send Ikiyle Alexander. 90 ainee being acquired from Atlanta on Aug 12 against Frank Viola, 17 IO. in the opening game at the Metrodome The Twins I were 56 25 at home this year •‘lf we're going to have a legitimate shot we’ve got to do well here,” Viola said “The only problem is they do well here, too ” The AL West champions had the worst road record of any diviaion or pennant winner in history 29 52 The Al. East champion Tigers mean while, were tied with Toronto for the best road record in the league 44 37. and they were 4 2 this season at Min neaota “Of course that makes us feel very good here.” Tigers shortstop Alan Trammell said “We should feel con ftdent. but we're not overconfident, obviously." Trammell aald fielding high popup* in the Metrodome can be an adventure because of what he feels Is Inferior lighting Deaplte the presence of the unbeaten Alexander, Viola gives the Twins a chance because he takes some of the left handed power out ofAmerican League All Iimn COT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES I OS# y v Gam* lirtroil Alexander    at    Minnesota i X iota 17 IU 7 iu p rn T Auf sday » Gam* Detroit    Morns IS ll at Minnesota Ulyleven 15 12 7 kl p rn Saturda y I Gam* Minnesota at I »etroit 12 07 p m Sunday I Gam* Minnrv*ta at iMroit 7 25 p rn Monday I Gam* Minnesota    ai I H*truit    2    >7    p rn    if necessary Wrdn*vday Oct 14 I let roil at    Minnesota    2    07    pm    if necessary Thursday Oct IS Detroit at    Minnesota    7    15    pm    lf necessary Detroit's lineup “It helps being a left hander against Detroit.” he said of the pla loon lineup 'i'd definitely rather face Mike Heath rather than Matt Nokes.” The first two games will be here tonight and Thursday night The teams will take Friday off, and Games 3, 4 and 5 are set for Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Tiger Stadium The teams would return to Minnesota for the final two games it necessary. The Twins won the West with an 85 77 record Detroit won the more com pet it ive Fast with the hest record in baseball 98 M Nome people are predicting a sweep ’ Twins center fielder Kirby Duckett -caid Hut I think we re going to do DK * Tigers designated hitter Bill Madlock said he isn t making any such predictions No predictions. he said, * because the Twins have a great club w ith some very good ballplayers The Twins clinched the division on Kept 28 then lost their last five games of the season The Tigers didn t clinch until the final day of the season winning their last four in eluding a season ending three game sweep of second place Toronto The Blue Jays led the division by 34 games with a week to play, but they lost their last seven Trammell has been playing those must win games with a cold and a sore throat Tired or not Trammell is the Tigers toughest out. Viola said Trammell batted 343 with 28 homers and 105 HBI The Tigers have plenty of playoff experience Most of the players on this year’s team were on the 1984 World Series champion The Twins, meanwhile, hadn't won the Al. West since 1970 — when some of the cur rent Twins weren't even teen agers — and are 0-6 in two playoff ap^ pearances 11969 and 1970) W ASHINGTON AP - Another week of substitute players and missed paychecks by striking NFL regulars was in the offing barring agreement at the negotiating table or a major breakdown in union solidarity And neither seemed likely as union head Gene Up-shaw and management negotiator Jack Donian prepared for another meeting today to try to end the 15 day walkout Resolution of the outstanding issues will take time.” Donian said in a statement issued from hts New York office following a five hour meeting Tues day with I pshaw at an undisclosed location near the nation's capital Free agency , once the major issue of the strike, was not discussed according to the statement from the NFL Management c ouncil "Discussions centered on two minor issues — club fines and player discipline " the statement said Neither I pshaw nor the NFL Players Association had any comment There had been hope that a settlement could be reached rn time for the striking players to report to their teams by the owners I p m deadline today Players who reported would be paid and could play In this weekend's games Bul the statement from Donian and the union s determination not to return en masse until an agree ment has been reached seemed to end all hopes that many of the regulars would suit up Some defections were expected, however Tight end Buss Francis, the first San Francisco 49er to cross the picket line. was expected to be Joined today by several teammates The striking 49er players met at a Redwood City. Calif, hotel Tuesday afternoon for an update on Mon day night s marathon player representatives’ meeting in Chicago “Keena Turner came back with a report of what happened in Chicago we had some discussion, and then we took a vote.” co-player representative Keith Fahnhorst said * The ll guys who were going to go in last week voted to go in and the rest of us are hanging in there ” Fahnhorst refused to say who would report, but published reports said the list included quarterback Joe Montana, wide receiver Dwight Clark running backs Roger Craig and Joe Cribbs cornerback Erie Wright plaeekicker Ray Wersching, punter Max Runager and defensive lineman Pele Kugler The union has softened its stance on free agency with the player representatives saying early Tuesday that they had given I pshaw a commitment that no single issue w as to hold up an agreement The renewed talks, the first in ll days, followed a weekend in which both sides were reeling The owners suffered through a Sunday and Monday In which stadiums were filled to just 25 percent of capacity rather than the usual 90 percent TV ratings were not down dramatically for the I p m. EDT timeslot, but curiosity may have been responsible in part for that The later games of Sunday did show a marked decline however, with CBS saying the second half of its doubleheader got a 10.8 rating compared to 21 3 on Sept 20, two days before the strike began Cougarettes keep cruising with win KERRVILLE — Canyon s varsity volleyball team won Its fifth straight match and ninth in the last IO with a 15-13. 15-9 decision over the Tivy Antlers Tuesday night The victory keeps the Cougarettes in sole possession of second place in the district 13-4A race with a 6-2 record, two games behind front-running New Braunfels and a game ahead of third-place Smithson Valley Canyon Coach Donna Boehie said her team played extremely well as a unit in its pivotal match with the Lady Antlers You could visibly see that we were playing well together You could really see the movement,'' she said Both games were mp-and-tuck. with Tivy leading 12-9 in the first game before Margie Williams served on the next four points for the Cougarettes The Antlers came back with a point to make it 14-13 but Stacey Moeller served the final point for Canyon Tivy raced out to a 4-0 lead in the second game but behnd the serving of Leah Krieg Canyon regained the lead After an exchange of serves Lory Hill took command for the Cougarettes as the team score five unanswered points for a 10-5 lead "Leah and Lory served really well for us ' Boehie said Kneg finished with seven aces and Hill had three Moeller led the team with eight kills while Krieg had four and Jody Tyler three Boehie said she is very pleased with the w ay her team has played for the last several weeks See CANYON Page UA SV upends Boerne BOERNE — It s one down and one to go this week for Smithson Valley's varsity volleyball team, which avenged a district-opening loss to Boerne with a 15-4 15-11 victory over the Lady Hounds Tuesday night After winning the first match of the second round of district play the Rangerettes stand at 5-3. one game behind Canyon for second place in District 13-4A Canyon hosts Smithson Valley on Friday in a pivotal match for both teams with the Rangerettes again looking for revenge following a 14-16 16-14, 9-15 loss to the Cougarettes in their first meeting The Rangerettes had a collapse the first time they played Boerne winning the first game 16-14 before losing the next two 13-15. 5-15 On Tuesday. Smithson Valley-made sure history did not repeat “We came out and took control early " said Rangerette Coach Louise Davidson “We had a lot of people hitting the ball well " The Rangerettes controled the play at the net in the first game as the Greyhounds never seriously-threatened Things were a little tighter in the second game as Boerne rallied to tie the game at 8-8 then took an ll IO lead At that point Kim \ ordenbaum took over the serve for Smithson Valley and guided her team to tak mg the next five points to win the match Michele Hennigar led the Rangerettes with seven kills, six blocks and two assists Leslie McCoy had six assists two aces and a block while Wendy Gentry had three aces two blocks and five kills Vorden baum had two aces and a block and Ashley Bales had a kill Since dropping its first two district matches Smithson Valley has won five of its last six going into Friday's key match Davidson said her team was looking forward to another chance at the Cougarettes “I won t have any problems getting the girls up for this one W e d like to get a little more revenge.’ she said Smithson Valley won Tuesday’s junior varsity match 15-1 1115. 15-7 while the Rangerette freshmen lost 8 15. 8-15 Unicorns romp over Hays New Braunfels maintains perfect record in district play District 13-4A Volleyball District 13-4A Volleyball Standings Team    w    L Ne* Braunfels    8    0 Canyon    5    2 Smithson Valley    5    3 Tivy    4    3 Hays    3    5 Clemens    4    4 Boerne    I Lockhart    I Tuesday * Matches Ne* Braunfels def Hays 15-2.15-7 Canyon def Tivy 15-13, 15-9 Smithson V aile* def Boerne 15-4. 15- 11 Clemens def Lockhart, score unavailable Friday s Matches Smithson V alley at Canyon Boerne at Ne* Braunfels Tivy at Lockhart Clemens at Hays dink A hit by New Braunfels’ Amy Cook went into the net to draw the Rebels even The L'nicoms made short work of the Rebels thereafter Three quick points came on a Wright ace Cook s smash of an overset and a wide return by the Rebels w right tacked on two more aces to widen the Unicorns lead to 12-7 Aces by Wingate and Forney-brought New Braunfels to match point when Letticia Lagunas dlnked the game winner for the l'nicoms Wright led the Unicom offensive attack with seven assists four aces and one kill McFarland notched four kills and Wingate po* tiered five aces Friday s match against Boerne will be Parent s Night at Unicom Gym The varsity match will start at 5 p m Statistics NKW BRAUNFELS Dams 0-12-3 2 Knata Wright 4-0-1-5 * Cook o*I-I 5 McFanand 0-0-4-1 I w ingate SODS Forney 400-4 Vela 00-3-0. lagunas 00*1-1 Batling 00-10 Mar tinez uOO-O Kendra wright 00-0-0 Totals 'I J 14 JO DO HAYS Gandy OOOO Turner 00-00 Lowden 00-20 Powell 200-2    4 Winier OO I I La< ase >0-1-0 Totals I 0 4 3(4) f rti«m*f sc Of* NB wins 15-10 15-10 J v sc of* Havs win* 8-15 15-10 15-13 By TIM WAITS Staff Writer New Braunfels varsity volleyball team is beginning the second half of district play like they started the first one hot' The Unicorns pasted the defen ding champion Hays Rebels 15 2. 15-7 at Unicom Gym Tuesday night to remain undefeated in District 134A at 80 Showing few, if any, weaknesses the Unicorns used a solid game plan to keep the Rebels off balance the entire match We played a lot sharper the first time we played them than this one," said Unicorn Coach Claudia Perry referring to the Unicorns first victory over Hays a month ago “Even though you know what to expect you still put your best foot forward at the beginning ' We played good volleyball Tuesday and they just never got started ” she said "And our reserv es got in the game and they are a talented bunch In the first game the Unicorns broke out on top when Kelli Davis scored on a dmk Hays Amy Powell came back with two straight aces but that was the only success the Rebels had in the entire game a* the Unicorns went on to score the last 13 points unanswered They extended that streak to 18 by getting the first five points in the second game Kim Wingate started the by hitting a perfectly placed ace on the left sideline After scoring on ar. errant Hebe; shot Rachel McFarland scored off ar. assist from Krista Wright Wright scored the next point on a save from the back comer that fell safely in Ret-els territory Wingate ripped three straight aces and Davis found a vacant comer in the Rebel defense to give the Unicorns a 9 2 lead After a sideout l-eigh Ann Forney entered the game ami served two topspin aces in front of New Bfaun*e>s Kr-sta Wright watches at the ban ands out o* bounds iPhoto by Deryt Clark a diving Rebel backhoe The Rebels fatted to return her third serve Wright spiked a Davis -et and a pair of Hebei miscues gave the I nicoms the first game v Mon. Perrv said < >ur setter* Kell! Davis and Krista Wright did a great job of ^e'ting The Unicorns dumbled a bit midwav through the sec ond game after taking an early 5-0 lead We et down in the second game and tha* s human after winning the first one with no resistance said Perry With the Unicorns ahead 7-5. Hays l>ora Winier scored on a ;