SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Three area teams part of 28-5A first-place logjam

McCollum gets back on track in 29-4A

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, East Central, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, South San, Southside, Southwest.

East Central (17-4, 2-1), South San (10-8-1, 2-1) and Southwest (19-7, 2-1) ended the week as part of a four-team tie for first place in District 28-5A.

All three teams recorded wins Friday. East Central’s 7-3 victory over district-leading Steele (14-7, 2-1) forced the tie. The Knights also shared first.

Hornets senior pitcher Taylor Doege limited the Knights to three hits. East Central scored all seven runs in the first two innings, starting with a four-run first on its home field.

South San edged Corpus Christi King 4-3. The Bobcats scored two runs in the first inning and answered in with a run in the bottom of the fifth after King (10-15, 0-3) scored its first run. South San won on a run in the bottom of the seventh, breaking a 3-3 tie.

Bobcats freshman Alyssa Montes was the winning pitcher at South San Stadium.

Southwest defeated Corpus Christi Carroll (15-4, 0-2) 2-1 Friday at Southwest. The Dragons took care of business with two runs in the first inning. Sophomore pitcher Caitlin Terrazas limited the Tigers to four hits and a seventh-inning run.

McCollum 17, Kennedy 0

The Cowboys (11-4, 6-1) rebounded from a 3-0 loss to district-leading Medina Valley to defeat Kennedy (4-10, 2-5) Friday in a District 29-4A game at Tiger Field.

McCollum scored nine runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach. Junior pitcher Kim Abundis allowed just two Rockets hits.

Junior Kim Casias led a 23-hit attack for McCollum with a home run.

Medina Valley defeated McCollum 3-0 Tuesday in a first-place showdown.

Brackenridge 6, Highlands 1

The Eagles (12-7-1, 4-2) Highlands (6-8-1, 3-3) Friday at Villarreal Field No. 2.

The teams were tied 1-1 after an inning. Brackenridge got separation from the Owls with three runs in the fourth inning and two in the fifth.

Alexis Berlanga was the winning pitcher for Brackenridge, limiting the Owls to five hits. Brackenridge recorded 10 hits.

Harlandale 19, Southside 4 (4 innings)

The Indians (9-10-1, 3-4) scored 35 runs in two District 29-4A games during the week. Harlandale defeated Southside (1-12, 0-6) Friday at Frank Tejeda Complex with help from a 12-run second inning.

The Cardinals had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the second.

Chasity Anguiano and Breanna Heredia each hit home runs as Harlandale clubbed 19 hits. Indians pitcher Isabella Tellez allowed six hits.



About Mike Considine (1398 Articles)
I started this blog as an extension of the sports stories I've been doing as an independent contractor for the Southside Reporter the past five years. I've been a sportswriter for more than 35 years, including two stints with the late, lamented San Antonio Light. I cover high school football for the San Antonio Express-News in the fall. My purpose, in creating this blog, is to shine a light on the athletic achievements of teams and athletes on the south side of San Antonio.

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