Highlands lights up SACS for 23 runs
TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, East Central, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Southside.
The schedule pitted Brackenridge and Southside against each other in two consecutive games recently. The first meeting went to Southside, but the Eagles (4-5) took their revenge Tuesday at the Cardinals’ field.
Brackenridge grabbed a 4-2 lead in the first two innings. However, the Cardinals (3-7) rallied for four runs in the third for a two-run lead.
The Eagles regained the lead with five runs in the fifth and held on to win behind relief pitcher Bryan Guerrero.
Tristen Cortinas and Mario Roldan each drove in two runs for Brackenridge. Jongregory Gonzales and Roldan each collected two hits. Romanique Anthony and Gonzales each stole two bases.
Southside had defeated Brackenridge 7-6 Saturday in the Floresville Tournament.
Highlands 23, San Antonio Christian 2 (4 innings)
The Owls (5-6) overmatched San Antonio Christian Tuesday at the Lions’ field in a non-district contest. Highlands was led by a 5-for-5, four-RBI hitting performance from senior Steven Martinez.
Highlands got off to a modest start, leading 4-1 after an inning, but continued to build momentum. The Owls scored six in the second, two in the third and brought the game to an early end with 11 runs in the fourth.
Four of Martinez’s hits went for extra bases. He belted three doubles and a triple.
Bryan Aguilar produced four hits, including a double, and two RBIs. Joshua Ortega (2 hits), Justin Sanchez, Gabriel Gomez and John Cruz (2 hits, double) all drove in three runs.
East Central 12, Jefferson 1
The Hornets (6-2-2) scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back on the way to a non-district win over Jefferson (1-9) Tuesday SAISD Field No. 1.
Russell Brown and Justin Upshaw-Mendoza led East Central with three hits apiece. Aaron Jaramillo and Fernando Luna each finished with two hits.
Brown scored three runs and Daemien Vasquez added two.
Carlos Gallegos and Matthew Tovar each drove in two runs for the Hornets. Brown, Jaramillo, Upshaw-Mendoza and Wanya Ward drove in one run apiece.
East Central pitchers Luna and Tovar combined on the victory. Luna struck out six in four innings. Tovar notched eight strikeouts in three innings.
Jefferson’s Cesar Carranza scored his team’s only run in the second inning. The Mustangs tallied five hits.
Harlandale 11, Edison 0 (5 innings)
The Indians (4-6) win its final non-district tuneup Tuesday with a strong offensive showing against Edison (0-8) at the Tejeda Complex. Zachary Perez and Robert Palomino combined to pitch a one-hitter for Harlandale.
Perez was the winning pitcher, striking out five and walking one in four innings. Palomino struck out three in one inning.
Rogelio Gutierrez led Harlandale’s offense, which rode an eight-run second inning to victory. Gutierrez went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs. Timothy Smith had two hits, including a triple and an RBI.
Joey Casteneda drove in two runs. Ramzey Martinez, Christian Slocume and Palomino also drove in runs.