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New Braunfels, Texas
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Friday, May 27, 1988
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AtJStIN (AP) - Shortstop Joel Chlmelis guessed wrong, but it turned out right as the Texas Longhorns overcame & strong challenge by Southern in the first found of the NCAA Central Regional Tournament. Chitnelis's hit in the sixth inning broke open a 3-3 tie game and allowed the Longhorns to take a 14 Victory. California scored early and often in the first game to defeat Penn, 13-3. "1 was guessing curve and he (Southern pitcher Tyrone/Washington) threw a fastball," Chimeiis said. "When 1 saw it hit over third base, 1 was really happy. Texas will play the loser.of today's New Orleans-Michigan contest and California will face the winner on Saturday. Southern and Penn face off at 7 p.m. today In an elimination game. • Southern, 28-20 on the year, surprised the fourth-ranked Longhorns in front of 6,518 II I H«rtld-2«/hm0, New Braunfels, Texas Friday,May 27,1988 PageflA rally to down Southern; Aggies fall in opener ' i-i_*i t*.--^ -A „... . L i .*„._.,.' ' ' ' " partisan fans and surged to a 3-0 lead after four innings. Designated hitter John Hairston put the southwest Athletic Conference Tournament champions ahead i-o in the second with a towering home run over the 400-foot centerfield wall. Hairston had two of the Jaguars four hits. Texas starter Eric Stone was chased in the fourth with a pair of runs via two walks and a single. Texas, 56-9, knotted the game in their half of the fifth on four singles and a walk. Southwest Conference batting champion Mike Patrick had the big blow in the inning, driving in two runs. The Texas shortstop put Texas ahead for good in the sixth with a double in the leftfield corner to score Steve Bethea and Rusty Crockett who had both Singled. Patrick, Bethea and Crockett each had a pair of singles to lead the Longhorns. Sophomore Curry Harden was the winner for Texas ifi relief of Stone and raised his season record to 104. Harden gave up only two hits and a walk in six innings. Washington, a e-foot-6 sophomore, went seven innings for Southern and lost only his second game of the year against seven wins The lanky righthander gave up nine hits, four walks and struck out three batters. Mid. Tenn. St. 3, Texas A&M i STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Senior left-hander Dave Richardson scattered six hits and Middle Tennessee State topped No. 1-seeded Texas A&M, 3-1 In the NCAA South Regional. California State-Fullerton, 37-16, battles Missouri, 41-20, in an opening round game Friday night. Texas A&M and Western Carolina met in an elimination game In the afternoon. Edmonton completes sweep of Bruins THT^ws^ikTrtm^t & it. .__A._ / A T^\ «••**•_ •••_.. . _ . _. ™ * _ .__ .. .' Mississippi state used three hits, a fielder's choice and walk to break a 4-4 tie. Jody Hurst walked with the bases loaded for the go-ahead run and Mitchell followed a bouncing single between third and short for two runs. Pete Young, 34, pitched two and a third innings of two-hit relief to earn the victory. He pitched out of a bases-loaded Jam in the ninth and stranded two in the llth. "My job is to come in and throw the fast ball and get people out. That's exactly what 1 tried to do tonight and it worked out," said sophomore Young, who started at third base. Clint Fairey and Grant Brittain had solo homers for Western Carolina, 38-23. Brittain's gave the Catamounts a 4-3 lead in the sixth. State tied the game in eighth on Jon Shave's single. Barry Winford, who started the llth-inning State rally with a bloop single EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — With Wayne Gretzky at the top of his game, the Edmonton Oilers are once more on top of the NHL. "He Was playing like he never has before," Mark Messier said after Gretzky led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup championship Thursday night. Gretzky had a crucial goal and two timely assists as the Oilers beat the Boston Bruins 6-3 for a four-game sweep of the Stanley Cup Finals. The Cup was the Oilers' second straight and fourth in five years. "We had the greatest in this offense from Wayne," said Messier, saluting his teammate who broke two records on the way to the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player in the playoffs. "It just enabled all of us to play an excellent defensive style. Everyone complemented each other beautifully." Gretzky's two assists gave him 31 in the playoffs and 10 in the finals, both breaking his own records. Although the Oilers were credited with a four- game sweep, they actually played two Game 4s. The first Game 4 was tied 3-3 with 3:23 left in the second period on Tuesday when a power failure darkened Boston Garden. NHL officials ruled it no-contest but said all statistics would count. "What can be said about Wayne Gretzky?" Boston Coach Terry O'Reilly said. "Everything I can say has been said before. He's the best. Too bad he's here in Edmonton. It should be a league rule that he should be passed around." Gretzky wasn't the whole story for the Oilers, who played a marvelous defensive game in shutting down the Bruins. In three of the four games in the championship round, the Oilers held the Bruins to less than 20 shots. On Thursday night, the Bruins only got off 19 shots on Grant Fuhr. "That's a great team that beat us here," O'Reilly said. "We weren't at our best, but that's because the Oilers played so well defensively. "Those (defensive) guys are the six most underrated players in the league. Everyone talks about Gretzky, Messier, (Jari) Kurri, (Glenn) Anderson and Fuhr. But nothing is ever said about their defense." Boston's Cam Neely had something to say. "The Oilers surprised a lot of people," he said. "Nothing is ever said about it, but they play a very solid game. Kevin Lowe is one of the best defensive defensemen in the league, and he gets the puck out of the zone very well.'' Which is what the Oilers were doing Thursday night after a tight first period that ended 2-2. "It was definitely an even period," Sather said of the first 20 minutes. Steve Kasper and Ken Linseman scored first- period goals for the Bruins, while Norm Lacombe and Esa Tikkanen scored for the Oilers, with Gretzky notching his first assist on Tikkanen's goal. The goal not only tied the game 2-2, but started a run of five straight Edmonton goals. It was the second period, however, that was the game-breaker. "Wayne had that look in his eye and the flush in his cheeks, and you knew he was going to do everything right," Sather said. Mike Krushelnyski, an unheralded forward who once played for the Bruins, put the Oilers ahead with a goal at the 6:38 mark of the second period. Gretzky then had a hand in the Oilers' next two goals. He scored at 9:44 on the power play, then assisted on a goal by Craig Simpson. With the final seconds of the period ticking away, Gretzky roared down the left side and slapped a hard shot from the deep slot on net. Simpson, whom the Oilers acquired from Pittsburgh in the blockbuster trade for defenseman Paul Coffey, deflected a beautiful, acrobatic shot past Andy Moog. had four hits and knocked in a pair of runs. Richardson, 14-5, was masterfulin the opener, striking out seven- A&M's only run came on Scott Livingstone's 14th home run of the year in the sixth. Richardson, a senior left-hander, allowed only two hits the rest of the way and had the aid of a big double play. "He hit the homer off my split-finger (fastball) and after that 1 just wanted to stay ahead of the hitters by throwing strikes,," said Richardson. "Anybody can pitch when they're ahead on the count." Texas A&M Coach Mark Johnson said his club didn't overlook sixth-seeded Middle Tennessee. "We simply gave some runs away early and you can't do that against a guy like Richardson," said Johnson. "Give him credit, he had our people off stride and changed speeds very well." Briefly Andretti has best time on 'Carburetion Day' INDIANAPOLIS (AP)—Theroars UD to the $4 million race. Scott want to hav* tn rush and mace _I..J_JT>-I_,._. ,-._,,, ./ INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The roars of the engines have been fired for the last time in practice and the mechanics are making their final adjustments for Sunday's 72nd Indianapolis 500. Mario Andretti, who has been the fastest in nearly every practice session this month but had a disappointing qualifying run that put him in the second row of the starting grid was the quickest of the traditional "Car- buretion Day" two-hour practice session on Thursday. , Thirty-one of the 33 starters got on| to the 2 '/i -mile track during the only ' practice session of the week leading Scoreboard up to the $4 million race. Scott Brayton and Dominic Dobson, the fastest rookie qualifier ever, Were the only starters who didn't practice. Butch Dennison, Brayton's crew chief, said, "The car had been rebuilt prior to (last) Sunday, and we used that as our warmup day. We were pleased with the performance of the car and did not feel this morning's warmup was necessary." Dobson was in a different situation, missing the practice because of a fuel system problem. "I really wanted to be out there, but we've got work to do to get'the car ready for Sunday and we didn't want to have to rush and mess anything up," Dobson said. "I hated missing the time on the track. I don't believe it is going to be a problem though, once we start the race." Andretti had a fast lap of 215.105 mph. Teammates Danny Sullivan and Rick Mears, the pole-winner, were close behind Andretti in a practice period that was completed without a serious accident. Sullivan turned a fast lap of 214.694, while Mears, who set one-and four- lap qualifying records of 220.453 mph and 219.198, respectively, had a lap at 213.118. Others fast laps on Thursday in- cluded Bobby Rahal at 212.811, defending champion Al Unser 210.035, Kevin Cogan 208.790, Al Unser Jr. 208.7 and Arie Luyendyk of Holland 208.6. Michael Andretti, Mario's son, left the track with confidence after a lap at 210.981. "The car is basically a good race car now and that's what we came out here to do. I would have like to have a better qualifying speed but it didn't happen and now I'm ready to race. We could use more horsepower, that's all," said the younger Andretti, who qualified his March-Cosworth at 210.183. On the air FRIDAY 8 a.m. — Tennis: French Open, early rounds, ESPN. 3 p.m. — Pro baseball: Houston at Chicago Cubs, WGN. 3 p.m. — Golf: PGA Memorial Tournament, ESPN. 6:30 p.m. — Arena Football: New York at Pittsburgh, ESPN. . 7:05 p.m. — Pro basketball: NBA Playoffs, Western Conference finals, Los Angeles Lakers at Pallas, Game 3, TBS. 9 p.m. — Boxing: Louie Esplnoza vs. Jesus Poll, NABF super bantamweight title bout, ESPN. SATURDAY 8 a.m. — Tennis: French Open, early rounds, ESPN. Noon — Golf: PGA Memorial Tournament, third round, KMOL. 1 p.m. — Pro baseball: Houston at Chicago Cubs, KMOL. 2 p.m. — Bowling: PBA Fresno Open, KSAT. 2:30 p.m. — Pro basketball: NBA Playoffs, Eastern Conference final, Boston at Detroit, Game 3, KENS. 3:30 p.m. — Wide World of Sports: Live report on Sunday's Indianapolis 500, KSAT. 6:05 p.m. — Pro baseball: St. Louis at Atlanta, TBS. Leaders MAJOR LEAGUE LEADERS By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (127 at bats)-Lansford, Oakland, .397; Winfield, New York, .369; Boggs, Boston, .351; RHenderson, New York, .342; Puckett, Minnesota, .335, RUNS—Canseco, Oakland, 41; Mattlng- ly, New York, 41; Lansford, Oakland, 39; RHenderson, New York, 38; Boggs, Boston, 35. RBI-Wtofield, New York, 41; Brett, Kansas City, 37; Canseco, Oakland, 37; Carter, Cleveland, 36; McGwire, Oakland, 34; Pagllarulb, New York, 34. HITS—Lansford, Oakland, 75; Puckett, Minnesota, 61; Carter, Cleveland, 58; Winfield, New York, 58; Brett, Kansas City, 56; GBell, Toronto, 56; Mattingly, New York, 56. DOUBLES-Mattingly, New York, 16; Ray, California, 16; Gladden, Minnesota, 15; Brett, Kansas City, 14; Lemon, Detroit, 14; Tartabull, Kansas City, 14. TRIPLES—Reynolds, Seattle, 5; Wilson, Kansas City, 4; 8 are tied with 3. HOME RUNS—Canseco, Oakland, 11; Hrbek, Minnesota, 11; McGwire, Oakland, 11; 6 are tied with 10. ' STOLEN BASES—RHenderson, New York, 32; Pettis, Detroit, 23; Canseco, Oakland, 15; Molitor, Milwaukee, 14; Moseby, Toronto, 14. PITCHING (5 decisions)—Swindell, Cleveland, 9-1, .900,2.18; Viola, Minnesota, 7-1, .875, 2.69; Hurst, Boston, 6-1, .857, 3.80; Dotson, New York, 5-1, .833, 3.13; 5 are tied with .800. STRIKEOUTS—Clemens, Boston, 107; Langston, Seattle, 87; Viola, Minnesota, 62; Candiotti, Cleveland, 61; Morris, Detroit, 61. SAVES—Eckersley, Oakland, 14; Henneman, Detroit, 11; Reardon, Minnesota, 10; 5 are tied with 9. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (127 at bats)—Palmeiro, Chicago, .351; Galarraga, Montreal, .333; Bonllla, Pittsburgh, .329; Guerrero, Los Angeles, .326; RThompson, San Francisco, .318. RUNS-Bonds, Pittsburgh, 36; Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 34; Galarraga, Montreal, 34; Strawberry, New York, 32; Clark, San Francisco, 31; Gibson, Los Angeles, 31; Raines, Montreal, 31. RBI—Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 37; GDavis, Houston, 37; KHernandez, New York, 32; Clark, San Francisco, 31; Brooks, Montreal, 30. HITS—Coleman, StLouis, 61; Palmeiro, Chicago, 59; Galarraga, Montreal, 58; Larkin, Cincinnati, 57; Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 55; McGee, StLouis, 55. DOUBLES—Palmeiro, Chicago, 17; Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 12; Bream, Pittsburgh, 12; Dawson, Chicago, 12; Galarraga, Montreal, 12; Sabo, Cincinnati, 12. TRIPLES-Coleman, StLouis, 7; Mitchell, San Francisco, 5; VanSlyke, Pittsburgh, 5; Bonds, Pittsburgh, 4; Butler, San Francisco, 4; Raines, Montreal, 4; Sandberg, Chicago, 4. HOME RUNS-Bonilla, Pittsburgh, 11; Clark, San Francisco, 11; Strawberry, New York, 11; Bonds, Pittsburgh, 10; Dawson, Chicago, 10; Galarraga, Montreal, 10. STOLEN BASES-GYoung, Houston. 26; Coleman. StLouis, 23; Larkin, Cincinnati, 17; OSmlth, StLouis, 16; Raines, Montreal, 16. PITCHING (5 decisions)—Cone, New York, 6-0,; Knepper, Houston, 6- 0, 1.000, 1.28; Scott, Houston, 6-0, 1.000, 2.34; Gboden, New York, 8-1, .889, 3.11; Rijo, Cincinnati, 5-1, .833,2.54. STRIKEOUTS—Scott, Houston, 77; Ryan, Houston, 73; Gooden, New York, 64; DeLeon, StLouis, 59; KGross, Philadelphia, 58. SAVES—Worrell, StLouis, 12; DSmith, Houston, 9; Myers, New York, 7; Burke, Montreal, 6; Suiter, Atlanta, 6. Transactions Thursday's Sports Transactions By The Associated Press BASEBALL American League CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Placed Kenny Williams, third baseman, on the 15-day disabled list. Purchased the contract of Mike Woodard, infielder, from Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League. Moved Carlton Fisk, catcher, from the 15-day disabled list to the 21-day disabled list. DETROIT TIGERS—Signed Reggie Ritter, pitcher, and assigned him to Toledo of the International League. TEXAS RANGERS—Announced that Steve Kemp, outfielder, had refused to be sent outright to Oklahoma City of the American Association and placed Kemp on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. National League CINCINNATI REDS-Signed Reggie Sanders, shortstop; Glenn Sutko, catcher, and Tony Terzarial, outfielder, and assigned them to Billings of the Pioneer League. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Named Brad Henderson assistant trainer. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association • GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS—Named Garry St. Jean assistant coach. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW YORK JETS-Released Vince Jasper, Eric Coss and Tom Godek, offensive lineman; Todd Frain, tight end, and Tony Garbarczyk, defensive lineman. PHOENIX CARDINALS-Resigned Curtis Greer, defensive end, and Charlie Baker, linebacker. Special track meet needs volunteers The Special Population Track Meet, to take place June 26 at Unicorn Stadium, is in serious need of volunteers. If anyone is interested there will be a volunteers meeting June 13 at the Landa Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m. For information contact Marie Barnes 620-0502. Summer league softball accepting registration Team registration for the summer softball elague has been extended to June 7. There will be B, C and D leagues for men along with a women's a co-rec leagues. Registration forms are available from any board member at the Camp Comal Fields Monday through Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. The team entry fee is $225 per team and must be mailed to Joe Hernandez, 155 N. Hickory, New Braunfels 78130. An initial team roster must be included with the registration form along with league preference. Player registration will take place June 1315 at the Camp Comal fields from 6-9 p.m. A $5 player fee willbe due at that time. For more information contact Joe Hernandez at 625-0609. Co-ed volleyball plays on Saturday 1 There will be a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday at Haymarket Park beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $35 per team and is sponsored by the Black Heritage Society. Proceeds from the event will go towards a scholarhsip fund. Call Faye Millett at 629-1839 for more information. N BSA will have meeting June 5 at Wholesale beer The New Braunfels Softball Association will have a general meeting at 7 p.m. June 5 in the meeting room at Wholesale Beer. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the upcoming summer league and by-laws. Sponsors, managers and players interested in participating in the summer league are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Joe Hernandez at 625.0609. Three Parks Run scheduled for June 4 The New Braunfels Running Club will sponsor the fourth annual Three Parks 5,000-Meter Run beginning at 8 a.m. on June 4 in Landa Park by the train station. The entry fee is $9 until May 27 and will be $10 thereafter. Each participant will receive a T- shirt and an entry ticket to the first- ever Vasserfest (Water Festival) sponsored by Wurstfest. The top three male and female finishers in each age category will receive a trophy. First-place finishers will receive two tickets to see Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's at 9 p.m. June 4 at the Wursthalle. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three overall male and female runners. For more information, contact Ray Koehn at 629-0299 or Keith Max well at 625-9774. State qualifier tourney June 4-5 in San Marcos A USSSA softball tournament for C and D teams will take place June 4-5 at the Gary Sofball Complex in San Marcos. The tournament, sponsored by Lamba Chi Alpha fraternity at Southwest Texas State University and Bud Light, will be the site of the tournament which will benefit "Meals on Wheels," a community service program which delivers nutritious meals to elderly citizens who are unable to leave their homes. The entry fee for the USSSA sanctioned tournament is $100 and the enrty deadline is June 3. Teams not registered with the USSA will be registered at the tournament for a $10 fee. The double-elimination tournament will feature men's C and D teams only. To enter your team and to benefit a worthy organization, call Ken Jenkins in San Marcos at 353-7250 or 353-6850. Silas clinic coming to N B June 6 through 10 The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department will host a basketball clinic featuring James Silas from June 6-10 for children ages 8 and older. Closeout Sale Thur. Fri. Sat. Surplus Store 362 Landa 50 to Off Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tents, Sleeping Bag, Clothing, Hats, Boots, Rafts & Equip. BE a WINNER.. .OWN a WINNER LET US SHOW YOU HOW Join us at the SEGUIN HORSE CENTER Saturday, June 4,1988 Horses on view: 5 pm Sale: 7:30 pm 2700 N. Guadalupe, Seguin Call for catalogue, credit info: (512)379-0262 The Wasserfest Fun Kit consists of 4 tickets to the Wurstfest Grounds, 4 tickets to see Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88's, 4 Wasserfest Visors, and 4 Wasserfest T-shirts. —Rules— 1. The "Count The Tubers" Contest will start new each Tuesday and run through Sunday for three consecutive weeks. The dptes on the third week are May 24 through May 29,19U. 2. Tubers (as illustrated above) will be placed throughout the newspaper for you to find and count each day. 3. Sunday's newspaper will contain an entry blank to be filled out with the total number of tubers you counted for the week. 4. Mail the entry blank (or a reasonable facsimile) to: "Count The Tubers" Contest PO Drawer 311328 New BraurrfdUx. 78131-1328 Or bring by the HeraW-/«flu/w offices at 707 landa Street, New Braunfels. 5. Entry blanks must be received in the HeraW-Ze/u/y office by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 1,1988. 6. The third week's drawing win take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1,1988. 7. The first entry blank drawn with the correct number of Tubers for the week will receive a Wasserfest Fun Kit! 8. II there are no entry blanks with the correct number of Tubers for the week, a drawing will be made from the group with the closest number to being correct. 9. The winner will be notified Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. If the winner cannot be contacted by noon on Thursday, another entry wi be drawn. 10. The winner's name and picture wM appear in Friday's \\tfM-Zdtung. 11. Employe* of the H«nW-/«fuAf and (heir immediate fira*i*t art not eligible to participate in the "Count The Tubers" Contest. QaU the Heraid-»/tf Circulation Department today to start your subscription delivered to your home, so you won't miss an issue! 625-9144

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