The Kerrville Times from Kerrville, Texas on June 13, 1993 · Page 11
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Kerrville, Texas
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Sports Sunday, June 13, 1993 — Kerrvllle Daily Times — Page 3B Twins were trouble Twins' Pedros Munoz (right) is congratulated by third-base coach Ron Gardenhire after Munoz' home run gave Twins a 3-2 victory over the Rangers on Tuesday. (AP photo). Become familiar with tennis skills, terms Welcome to the wonderful world of tennis. A racket, some yellow fuzzy tennis balls and tennis shoes are the only equipment needed. Public and private tennis courts are readily available. In addition, there are many ways to improve your tennis game in your own home and back yard. Major Wingfield of England invented the game of tennis in 1874 and it was first played on the grassy lawns of homes. Croquet,, at that time, was the only coeducational sport, and tennis offered a new, more energetic game for men and women to enjoy together. In the 1990s, tennis is an international sport played throughout the world on many different surfaces: clay, hard courts, grass, wood, synthetic turf, asphalt and concrete. Tennis may be enjoyed indoors or outdoors and lighted night court play is popular for the working population. The French Open is played on clay courts, the U.S. Open on Indians turn tables on Rangers ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Thirty-nine points in 24 days— that's the upward course Carlos Baerga's batting average has taken as he's broken out of a slump. Baerga had a two-run homer and four RBIs Friday night and the Cleveland Indians took advantage of Kevin Brown's wildness during a five-run fourth to beat the Texas Rangers 8-3. Baerga hit a two-run homer in the sixth and knocked in two more runs with a single and a ground-out to help the Indians to their fourth victory in five games. Baerga extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games and has 17 RBIs during that span. "I'm really concentrating with men on base," said Baerga, who raised his RBI total to 48. "For a while I was having trouble, but now I'm really working on being ready mentally, especially with runners in scoring position." Baerga was hitting .258 on May 19 and has raised his average to .297. "Carlos is just a good hitter." manager Mike Hargrove said. "He's really swing the bat well and he has a knack for driving in runs." Indians starter Tom Kramer was seeking to beat the Rangers and Brown for the second time in less than three weeks, but Kramer lasted only four innings, allowing three runs and five hits. On May 24, Kramer limited the Rangers to one hit in a 4-1 victory. When Kramer walked David Hulse leading off the fifth, Hargrove had seen enough. "Those pitches weren't even close," Hargrove said. "Obvi- ously he was out of gas." Heathcliff Slocumb (1-0) followed Kramer with 1 2-3 innings of one-hit relief to pick up his first American League victory. The Indians took a 6-1 lead with a five-run fourth when Brown (5-4), who started the day as the major league ERA leader at 1.91, briefly lost his control, hitting two batters with pitches and walking another. "We've made a lot of mistakes lately," said Rangers manager Kevin Kennedy after his team lost its third in a row. Rested Rockies deal Astros a hard blow DENVER (AP) — If ohly'thJ Colorado Rockies could build more open dates into their schedule. The Rockies, who were idle on Thursday, improved their record to 6-2 in games following an off-day, edging the Houston Astros 5-4 Friday night. Friday's hero was an improbable one — seldom-used infielder Pedro Castellano, who had only two hits in 13 at-bata before collecting his first major- league RBI with a two-out bloop single in the eighth inning. "I got jammed but I got lucky," Castellano said of his hit down the right-field line. "It was an inside slider, and I managed to hit it in the air. I just made contact. "I haven't been playing that much, and it's hard to get a hit when you're not playing much. That was a big RBI. We've been struggling in one-run games. It was nice to have my first RBI be a game-winner." Castellano, who started the season with Triple A Colorado Springs, was a defensive replacement for shortstop Nelson lariano in the sixth inning. In the eighth, the Rockies broke a 4-4 tie as Jerald Clark led off with a single, was sacrificed to second and scored on Castellano'a hit off Xavier Hernandez (2-2). Darren Holmes pitched the ninth to earn his fourth save, but not before yielding a two- out triple to Steve Finley. Facing the Astros' leading hitter next, Holmes induced Jeff Bagwell to fly out to right field. "I threw him nothing but fastballs, two of them in and three away," Holmes said. "I went with what I thought was my best stuff." Charlie Hayes had put Colorado ahead 4-3 with an RBI Texas A&M player reports another booster violation COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A Texas A&M football player said a prominent booster sent him $400 for rent and utilities last August, even after the athlete told him he had not worked at Gilbert's housing project Transcripts of interviews of football players by Texas A&M officials were obtained by the Bryan-College Station Eugle under the Texas Open Records Act Four Aggies were suspended in late December after The Dallas Morning News revealed peculiar financial transactions to several Texas A&M players on the payroll of former Texas A&M football letterman Warren Gilbert Jr. of Dallas. Another player was declared ineligible in March, and two more players were declared ineligible in May. The university announced that Gilbert had been disassociated from A&M athletics for at least one year. The names of the players were blacked out on the transcripts to protect student privacy rights. The transcripts of A&M's interviews with the players in January also revealed an angry 1 head coach R.C. Slocum, who accused one player of lying. •L;JBL..ML HJH 4 Computer • Service Center I ' ProfMiifMl Service. Repair, Stlot, • g, Rental of Computer Equipment n 1608 Sidney Baiter, Kerrville ' ' Across IromTIVYHS) 210-2574800 Networks Our Specialty Novell & Artitoft Dealer Novell CNE On Staff Holllster Convatec Squibb United Bard-Coloplast Ostomy Products One Touch Blood'Glucose Monitors Instruments & Blood Pressure Equipment Surgical Stockings liiiiiiiiliiiiiiiliiiiii FRESH PICKED PEACHES and BLACKBERRIES Gallimore Orchards Across from Frederick Motel On Hwy. 290 East in Fredericksbura Open Dally 8:30 - 5:30 Orthopedic Supplies Sigvaris Surgical Support Hosiery Jobst Hosiery . 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(4) The volley is a short hammer-like motion done near the net and the racket hits the ball in the air before it bounces. single in the fifth inning. Scott Servais tied the game with a homer in the Houston eighth off reliever Jeff Parrett (1-2). _"I thought when we got even with the home run that we were in the driver's seat," Astros manager Art Howe said. "Castellano came through and got the big hit for them. We made two errors and botched a rundown play. You do that and you are going to lose." The Astros scored single runs in the first three innings. Craig Biggio led off the game with a home run against Armando Reynoso. (5) The lob lofts the ball high in the air. (6) The player uses an overhead smash to return the lob. (7) The chop stroke handles the high bouncing balls that are too high to drive and not high enough to smash. (8) The drop shot is a pianissimo note in a tennis player's game. Instead of driving the; ball deep and aggressively, the> player simply caresses the ball! and deftly drops the ball just; over the net and the ball doesn't; bounce. ' It is easy to help people of all', ages gain the necessary skills to; play the game of tennis socially.! (c) 1993, Mary Janel Donnalley \ Editor's note: This is the first' of a series of instructional col-\ umns prepared by Mary Jane 1 , Donnalley on tennis and Guy Collins on golf. The columns will appear in the Sunday edition on a rotating basis. JUN€ FR€€ Inspection Of The Coolant System UJ0 check: hoses and belts, radiator, fan clutch, and entire sustem for leaks. (Regularly $17. 50) All work guaranteed MIDUIAV GftftflGC SCAVICC :- 895-4114 24 Mrs. 2471 Junction Huuu. 8-5:30 M-F Cool Comfort With Carrier ® For those who want the best! 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