New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Tudor, Cards stifle KC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — There’s nothing left to say. If the Kansas City Royals don’t know what to do by now, nothing Dick Howser can tell them will mean very much.
“It’s too late for conversation,” the manager said following Wednesday night’s 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals that brought the Royals to the brink of elimination in the World Series.
‘‘I don’t mean that fatally,” he said. “But for me to sit up there and tell them this is a do-or-die situation and all that — no, we won’t get into that. The players know it.”
With one more victory, the Cardinals will win their second World Series in four seasons.
“We're just counting on Danny Jackson to have an outstanding game like the first time he pitched against them,” Howser said.
Jackson was the loser in the Cardinals’ 3-1 opening-game victory despite allowing only four hits and striking out seven batters.
The problem then was that he was pitching against John Tudor, the winner with 6 2-3 innings of seven-hit, one-run ball.
Jackson won’t have that problem tonight because on Wednesday night Tudor shut down the Royals on five hits and struck out eight.
It gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Series with the fifth game tonight and, if necessary, the final two next weekend in Kansas City.
The Royals are facing enormous odds. Only five times in the 82 years of the World Series has a team down 3-1 ever won it, most recently the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. And no team that lost its first two Series games at home, as Kansas City did, has
Cards talking about MVP
come back to win it all.
The Royals have been in this situation before, most recently against Toronto in the American League playoffs.
“We didn’t quit, we didn’t pout, we didn’t moan, we didn’t give up,” Royals slugger George Brett said, “and we’re sure as heil not going to give up now. We’ve come too far to give up.”
But Howser acknowledged that there’s no comparison between last week and today.
“Those were the playoffs. This is the World Series. There is a difference,” he said. “I’d like to say it’s the same. We’re in the same position. But there’s still more at stake.”
So with survival on the line, the 23-year-old Jackson, 14-12 during the regular season, will be pitching against Bob Forsch, 9-6 as a spot starter and long reliever. Forsch, a 35-year-old righthander, was ineffective in his only playoff appearance, giving up two runs in 3 1-3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
No matter, said Howser. “He’s a starting pitcher on a National League championship team.” Are the Cardinals the best team Kansas City has faced this year?
“They’re the best we’ve played in the last couple of days," Howser said.
But Brett, who struck out twice Wednesday night — and looked bad doing it in the eighth inning — said the Royals were facing the best this time, better than the Blue Jays.
“They’re the most sound, fundamental baseball team there’s been in a long time,” Brett said. “They don’t make mistakes, they’ve got solid pitching and they’ve got a lot of speed.”
They got the pitching Wednesday night. They didn’t need the speed. After three games of scratching for runs, they got them with raw power against Bud Black.
Tito Landrum shanked a home run down the right-field line in the second inning and Willie McGee pulled one over the left-field wall in the third. And Terry Pendleton’s triple to the wall in left-center field in the fifth preceded catcher Tom Nieto’s suicide-squeeze bunt.
Brett sliced a single to left to start the seventh and, when Jim Sundberg punched a one-out single to right, Todd Worrell began warming up in the St. Louis bullpen. Darryl Motley flied to left, but Tudor walked Steve Balboni to load the bases.
Tudor was pitching around the Royals' leading home-run hitter, thinking he would face weak-hitting Buddy Bianacalana.
“That’s why I sent (pitching coach Mike Roarke) out to him," Cards Manager Whitey Herzog said. “I don’t know if John forgot that they could pinch hit for him or what."
Then Tudor said he saw Hal McRae taking off his jacket and heading for the bat rack. “The first thing that went through my mind," Tudor said, “was, ‘I’m in a lot of trouble.'"
McRae, the Royals' designated hitter during the season but reduced to pinch-hitting in this DH-less Series, batted for Biancalana and hit the first pitch to Pendleton, the third baseman, who stepped on the bag for the inning-ending force play.
It was Kansas City’s last chance in the game. Tonight may be the Royals’ last chance in the Series.
Surprise squeeze sealed outcome
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Ix>uis Cardinals are close enough to total victory to begin thinking about which of them will be voted most valuable player of the World Series.
Cardinal first baseman Jack Clark has already cast his vote for lefthander John Tudor.
“I would have to think so. He’s probably the best pitcher in baseball,” Clark said following Tudor’s 3-0 victory over Kansas City in Wednesday night’s fourth game of the Series. “If we go on and win, he’s been the guy."
“I guess I did just about everything I was supposed to do,” said Tudor, whose five-hit, eight-strikeout masterpiece gave the Cardinals a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven Series. “Everything was right. I had real good command of all my pitches.” “He had his best stuff,” Clark said. “When you think you’re going to get that pitch, you get a screwball or a changeup.”
St. Louis second baseman Tommy
Herr said Tudor was at his best against Kansas City pinch-hitter Hal McRae, a nemesis from Tudor’s days in the American league. McRae came up with the bases loaded in the seventh inning.
“He's had good success in the past against John. The scouting reports showed that,” Herr said. “If they get a big hit there, it’s a different ballgame.”
But McRae, .swinging at the first pitch, hit a grounder to third baseman Terry Pendleton, who stepped on the bag to end Kansas City’s only major threat.
Tudor got the only run he needed on a second-inning home run by the club's leading postseason hitter, Tito Landrum, whose .400 Series batting mark is almost 200 points above the team average.
“It was a good pitch on the outside corner,” Landrum said of the pitch from Kansas City left-hander that he drove over the right-field fence.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Kansas City catcher Jim Sundberg knows the reputation of the go-for broke St. I/Ouis Cardinals, who are liable to do anything at any time in a baseball game.
So it came as no great shock to Sundberg when Tom Nieto dropped down a suicide-squeeze bunt to deliver the Cards' final run in Wednesday night’s 3-6 victory over the Royals in Game 4 of the World Series.
But on a 3-2 pitch, when a foul bail would mean a strikeout?
"Ifs a guessing game,” Sundberg said. “Sometimes you win and sometimes you don’t. They tried the squeeze on the first pitch. There was a chance they would try it again.”
Terry Pendleton was on third with a triple with one out in the fifth inning and Nieto, starting his first World Series game, was coming up. The catcher bunted on the first pitch and pitcher Bud Black and first baseman Steve Balboni let the ball roll foul.
Had it stayed fair, Pendleton would have scored easily.
“I tried to be a little too fine with it," Nieto said.
If Sundberg still was concerned with the squeeze, Black was not. "He swung at the 0-1 pitch,“ the pitcher said. “But they do squeeze a lot."
The count went to 2-2 when Sundberg guessed squeeze again and called for a pitchout. He was one pitch early.
“I’ve squeezed a lot this year," Nieto said, “but never on 3-2. Still, it didn t surprise me when I saw the sign
"I’m not going to hit a lot of home runs or hit .350 I have to do the fundamentals right. I've always been a pretty good bunter.
“You can't look for a fastball. You can't look for a curve. You can’t look for location. You don't have time to think about that. It’s a suicide squeeze. That's what it is — suicide if you miss."
Nieto didn’t miss.
El Paso back gains 419 yards
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Football opponents of El Paso Austin High haven’t been able to keep Steven I^e from singing, whistling or running.
Lee says he sings and whistles to himself to forget a short gain or a hard tackle by the opposition.
He didn’t do much singing or whistling last Friday night.
Lee ran his way into the state schoolboy record book with 419 yards rushing on 22 carries and touchdown runs of 53, 70, IO, 56 , 39 , 63 and three yards.
Lee’s feat, the ninth 400-yard plus rushing performance in Texas schoolboy history, earned the 5-11, 175 speedster a spot on The Associated Press Schoolboy Honor Roll.
“The other teams are really looking for him," Lowenberg said. “They say things to him to try to get him mad, but he just conies back to the huddle
whistling and keeps on running.”
I^ee’s 419 yards ranks seventh on the all-time .ingle game rushing list behind Houston Marion’s Rudy Rudison, the all time leader with 599 yards against Memorial Hall in 1978.
Lee’s performance is a Class 5A record, surpassing the former record of 356 yards by Odessa’s Ken White in a game against Borger in 1955.
The 26-year old 5A record fell twice last week because San Antonio Highland’s running back Bobby Barnes rushed 364 yards on 21 carries in a 60-16 victory over San Antonio learner. Barnes scored touchdowns on runs of 79, 79, 15, 51 and one yard.
Hallettsville’s Jerome McAfee rushed 332 yards on 29 carries and had three touchdown runs in a 27-24 victory over Edna.
In other outstanding performances:
— Diboll running back Rodney Grant rushed only eight times but scored four touchdowns and
gained 263 yards rushing in a 53-6 victory over Huntington. His touchdown runs went 63 , 50. 75 and 46 yards
— Stamford’s Tim Deice rushed 22 times for 112 yards and touchdowns of six and 28 yards and returned punts 71 and 70 yards for touchdowns in a 42-6 victory’ over Anson Deice has returned four punts and three kickoffs for touchdowns this season.
— Port Arthur Lincoln quarterback Charles McElroy completed 12 of 19 passes for 279 yards, including 73 and seven yard touchdowns in a 19-10 victory over Lumberton. Austin’s Todd Vaught caught five passes for 131 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown.
— Port Arthur Jefferson’s Aaron Prater contributed three touchdowns to a 41-14 victory over Beaumont West Brook. Prater rushed 174 yards on 21 carries and scored on runs of 67 and 46 yards He caught two passes for 34 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown.
On the air
7pm Baseball Wood Series Kansas City al Si Loots, KSAT
7 p m Basketball Boston at New Jersey WTBS 8pm Boning USA
8pm Football New Braunfels at Canyon KNBTFM
6 pm Volleyball Southside junior varsity varsity at Smithson Valley
7 30 pm — Football Bandera at Smithson Valley
8pm Football New Braunfels at Canyon
Volleyball Smithson Valley at District 27 3A tournament
Cross country: Canyon, New Braunfels at District 134Ameet Kerrville
ll a m — Volleyball New Braunfels freshmen junior varsity, varsity at Canyon
New Braunfels (I 6)
Assists, aces, blocks. kUls. points
A A B K P
Kelly Wright .......... 34 14 3 16 28
Had It,el Woods
J ana Chatm
Canyon (6 OI Assists acas. blocks
kills points A A
Liana T yier
Tara Capple man
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Smithson VaNay (48)
Assists, acas. blocks, kills points A A
T litany Beene
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.. .. 0
By The Associated Preaa
BASEBALL National Laegua
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SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Named Bob L*M« third base coach BASKETBALL National Basketball League DALLAS MAVERICKS Placed Charlie
Shun forward, on injured reserve
INDIANA PACERS Acquired Clint
Richardson guard from the Philadelphia 76ers for two future second round draft selections SEATTLE SUPERSONICS Traded Jon Sundvoid guard to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1986 second round draft choice Placed Jeff Cross, center, on injured reserve FOOTBALL
National Football League
ATLANTA FALCONS Placed Steve Bat tkowski quarterback, on the injured reserve l*t BUFFALO bills Waived Buster Barnett
CLEVELAND BROWNS Activated Cody
Risien offensive lineman Released O O
DALLAS COWBOYS - Activated Howard Richards offensive tackle Placed Crawford Ken guard on the injured reserve kst KANSAS CITY CHIEFS Signed Mine Pruitt running back
NEW VORK JETS Waived Jim E>.oputos linebacker Steve August offensive tackle and Doug Howard and Dave Paceiia guards
World Series Game 4 Kansas City at St Louis Kansas City
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SV boys win 27-3A meet
BANDERA — Smithson Valley's varsity cross country team captured first place at the District 27-3A meet in Bandera Wednesday afternoon.
Junior Danny Rettele led the Rangers with a first place finish in a time of 17:57.
Sophomore Robert Black finished second and senior Jonathan Sherwood fifth. Other top Smithson Valley Tuners were Richard Acree (sixth), Andy Rendon (ninth) and Gary Fleming < lith i
The Rangers finished the meet with 19 points, t ole finished second with 49 points and Floresville third with 52
“Those boys did a heck of a job." said Smithson Valle) Coach John Cook. “The times weren’t very good because th** course was tougher this year and it was run in the heat of the day. but they ran very well.
“We were expecting to have a dogfight but it didn t turn out that way. We ran very competitively,'' he said.
The team will take part in the Region IV meet at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio on Nov. 2.
The varsity girls finished third at the meet, led by Carolyn Rice'*-second place finish with a time of 14 15
Bandera won first place w hile Boerne took second
Other Smithson Valley Tuners were Rim Mockery Ixilita Martinez, Jessica Ijttle, Beth Heaton. Erica Sweetie) and Tammy Wilcut.
In the junior varsity division, Smithson Valley sophomore Alan Shelley finished first while fellow Ranger Shawn Cooper pi aced second.
Today • Game
Kansas City (Jackson 14 12* ai St Lou t *Fo*scb 9 6i 7 25 p m Saturday t Game St Loud at Kansas City 7 25pm if necessary Sunday t Ga ma St Loud at Kansas, City 7 30 p rn , it nee ess** •
Wurtstfest golf set Nov. 2-3
The Randolph and New Braunfels Rotary Clubs are sponsoring a Wurstfest Golf Tournament Nov. 2-3
It is sanctioned by the Wurstfest Association. For more information call Ix?n Boyd at 658-7411 or Mickey Phair at 625-9711
NBMS basketball sweeps Canyon
New Braunfels Middle School girls seventh and eighth grade basketball teams earned victories over Canyon Tuesday.
New Braunfels eighth grade team improved its record to 3-3 w ith a 30-29 win.
The seventh grade team increased its record to 6-0 w ith a 14-10 win over Canyon.
Both New Braunfels teams will host Briesemeister on Tuesday
On Oct. 31 and Nov. 1-2, NBMS will host the South Texas Athletic Conference tournament for seventh graders. The eighth grade team will play at the tournament in San Marcos.
Walkfest to be Nov. 2-3 in park
The annual Wurstfest Walkfest, which is sponsored by the New Braunfels Marsch-und-Wandergru-ppe. will be Nov. 2-3 beginning at 8 a m. at Wurst World in luanda Park
Pre-registration is $4, and that includes the IVV stamp and medal Pre-registration with the stamp only is $1.50 Preregistration ends Saturday, and all registration is $5 after then
Myron Floren will be taking the 10-km walk on Sunday beginning at 8 a.m., and anyone who wishes can walk the course w ith Floren
For more information, call Herb Caldwell, 625-4527, or Dennis Hermes, 629-2596
set for November
The New Braunfels Tennis Association’s annual Wurstfest Tennis Tournament is scheduled for the weekends of Nos 2-3 and Nov. 9* ti
Senior divisions will play the first weekend and the second weekend is for open division pla>
The tournament is sponsored by Mdler High lute Brewing Co of New Braunfels.
Entry forms are available at Braunfels Sporting Goods and Sport About Call 625-8672 for more information
Wurst run set for Nov. 9
Registration forms are now available for the 1985 Wurst Five-Mile Run for Heart, whith will b* held on Nov 9 All proceeds from the run will benefit the Comal Division of the American Heart Association The preregistration fee is $6 until Nov. I The late registration and day of race entry fee t $8 The race will start at 8:30 a rn at the luanda Park Train Station Each runner will receive a Wurstfest entry ticket and a Wurst 5-Mile Run T-shirt.
Entry forms are available at Sport About. Braunfels Sporting Goods arid the luanda Recreation Center For more information, contact Robin Bell Monday through F riday ! p.m. to8p in at629-6196
Antlerless permits issued next week
The Texas Parks and Wildli Department will issue antlerl* deer permits for Comal County on Monday and Tuesday from 8 a i noon and I p m to 5 p in in th* New Braunfe Police Department bu A map with antlerless i> : issuance compartments and is ■ -rates w ill be posted in the Court prior to the issuance date To q for permits, a landowner mu .* or control acreage equal to a’ * one-half of the permit issuant • • of tfie compartment wljere th* ' . : is loc ated I.andowner> or their a• • r11 urged to pick up permit lh* scheduled issuant e date*
City, Miller Lite
set volleyball event
Miller lute and the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Ix*partment are sponsoring th*- 1985 Voltes wurst volleyball tournament Nov. 2-3 at Haymarket Park Competition will be in women s open Nov 2 and c i-rt-e open N %
31 divisions, with a maximum of 12 teariis per division The entry fee is $46, with proceeds going for rnultip.* sclerosis research Starting tm.* both day sis 8 a rn The tournament will be a double elimination, and awards will be presented for fir>t. second and third place All participant-, will receive ai entry ticket to VV ursttest IX a line for entries is Oct. 31 Managers can ret -tor it the I .anda Recreation Center r vend a check made out to the City of New Braunfels to the re* tenter attention Robin Bell. 164 I .anda Park Drive
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