BASEBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: South San grabs share of first in 28-5A


Southwest edges Hornets in bottom of seventh

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

South San (12-5, 2-0) won its fifth-consecutive game Tuesday and second straight by a 5-4 score, defeating Steele (10-9, 0-2) to climb into a first-place tie in District 28-5A.

The Bobcats scored the winning run in the fifth inning and senior pitcher Isaac Lugo held the Knights scoreless over the last three innings in Cibolo. The score was tied 2-2 after an inning. Steele took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third, but South San pulled even in the fourth.

South San earned a tie with Corpus Christi Carroll (17-2, 2-0) for the district lead.

Starting pitcher Adrian Gallegos (double, 2 RBIs), John Gamez (triple) and Lugo (RBI) all collected two hits for South San. Frank Bosmans drove in a run.

Lugo struck out four.

Southwest 6, East Central 5

The Dragons (8-6-1, 1-1) scored the winning run in this District 28-5A game against East Central (10-5-2, 0-2) in the bottom of the seventh inning after a roller coaster ride of back and forth action.

The Hornets took a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Southwest pushed ahead 3-2 in the bottom of the inning. The Hornets tied it in the fifth and established a 5-3 lead in the sixth, only to watch the Dragons tie it in their half of the inning.

Felipe Cardona was the winning pitcher for Southwest.

Harlandale 6, Uvalde 4

The Indians (8-8, 4-2) notched their fourth-consecutive District 29-4A win Tuesday at Uvalde (4-12-1, 1-5). The winning streak lifted Harlandale solidly into fourth place in the district, after dropping their first two 29-4A games.

Harlandale scored in each inning between the second and the fifth, building a 6-0 lead. The Coyotes scored their first run in the fifth and added three more in the sixth.

Freshmen Robert Palomino and Timothy Smith each blasted two hits for Harlandale. One of Robert Palomino’s hits was a home run. Zach Perez and Smith both belted a double and drove in two runs.

Brackenridge 3, Highlands 1

The Eagles (9-7, 5-1), which pulled into a first-place tie with idle Brennan, edged feisty Highlands (7-10, 2-4) in a District 28-4A game at SAISD Field No. 1.

Brackenridge, which won its third-consecutive game since falling to Brennan March 14, broke a scoreless tie with a run in the fourth inning. The Eagles jumped ahead 3-0 in the fifth.

The Owls scored an unearned run against Brack senior pitcher Robert Rangel in the sixth. Rangel struck out 11 in the complete-game victory. Highlands had two hits, including a triple from Steven Martinez.

Brackenridge received two hits apiece from Jongregory Gonzales (double) and Bryan Guerrero (two RBIs).

Lanier 3, Burbank 1

Senior left-hander Hector DeHoyos pitched a five-hitter, leading the Voks (6-10, 3-3) to a District 28-4A win over Burbank (4-13-1, 2-4) Tuesday at SAISD Field No. 2. The victory put Lanier in third place in the district.

Lanier took control with two runs in the first inning. DeHoyos kept Burbank scoreless until the sixth. Conrad Perez, who drew two walks, scored the Bulldogs’ run. The Voks scored an insurance run in the bottom of the inning.

Jefferson 8, Edison 1

The Mustangs (4-13, 2-4) did their part to tighten up the District 28-4A race with a win over Edison (2-12, 2-4) Tuesday at SAISD Field No. 2. The outcome left both teams in fourth place, which they shared with Burbank and Highlands.

Jefferson helped forge the four-way tie by jumping out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Mustangs scored twice in the fourth and three times in the sixth for an eight-run cushion.

Edison didn’t score against Jefferson starter Victor Morales, but mustered an unearned run in the seventh. Morales (10 strikeouts) and Cesar Carranza limited the Golden Bears to four hits.

Miguel Montoto led Jefferson’s eight-hit attack, going 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and four RBIs. Michael Avalos also had an impressive night at the plate, finishing 3-for-3 with an RBI. Greg Gonzales and Carranza also drove in Mustangs runs.

McCullom 9, Southside 1

The second-place Cowboys (14-3, 5-1) did most of their damage late in a District 29-4A win over Southside (4-12, 1-5) Tuesday at the Frank Tejeda Complex.

McCollum scored runs in each of the first two innings. Southside cut the Cowboys’ lead in half with a run in the top of the third. McCollum extended its lead in the bottom of the inning, scored four runs in the fifth and tacked on two more in the sixth.

Senior Adolph Garcia was the winning pitcher for McCollum. The Cowboys outhit the Cardinals 8-5.


About Mike Considine (1353 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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