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SOFTBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Holy Cross erupts for 26 runs in TAPPS 3-4A win

 

TEAMS INCLUDEDBurbank, East Central, Edison, Highlands, Holy Cross, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, South San, Southwest, Southside.

Holy Cross (19-7-1, 5-0) scored 19 runs in the first inning and junior Marisol Ortega pitched a one-hit shutout as the Knights romped to a 26-0 win over San Marcos Academy. They made quick work of the TAPPS District 3-4A game, dispatching the Bears in three innings Thursday at Holy Cross.

The Knights scored seven runs in their only other at-bat, in the bottom of the second inning. Holy Cross’ 26 runs were a season-high.

East Central 15, South San 5

The Hornets (18-7, 3-1) held first place, along with Southwest, as the top of the District 28-5A heap got a little less crowded Tuesday. East Central produced 22 hits in the win at South San (10-9-1, 2-2).

East Central scored 13 runs over the last three innings, breaking open a tight game. The Hornets led 2-1 heading into the fifth. They struck for four runs in the top of the inning and led 6-2 after South San batted.

In the sixth, East Central added another four runs and scored five in the seventh. The Bobcats scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Hornets junior Madison Strunk hit a home run and was the winning pitcher.

The Bobcats fell into a three-way tie for third place with Steele (14-8, 2-2) and Corpus Christi Carroll (17-4, 2-2).

Southwest 12, Corpus Christi King 8

The Dragons (19-7, 3-1) won the District 28-5A contest over Corpus Christi King (10-17, 0-4) Tuesday at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi.

No further details about the game were available.

McCollum 11, Southside 0 (5 innings)

Sophomore Amber Saucedo pitched a one-hit shutout as McCollum (12-4, 7-1) downed Southside (4-16, 1-7) in five innings Tuesday at the Tejeda Complex.

McCollum scored four runs in the second inning and five in the third. The Cowboys added two runs in the fifth to put the 10-run rule into effect.

Edison 17, Lanier 2 (3 innings)

The Golden Bears (7-11, 6-1) rolled to a District 28-4A win against Lanier (5-12, 1-6), scoring 12 runs in the first inning Tuesday at Villarreal Field No. 1.

Lanier scored both of its runs in the bottom of the third inning. Edison senior Celeste Vela was the winning pitcher, surrendering just three hits.

Destiny McCarty led the Golden Bears with two doubles and six RBIs. Denise Vasquez contributed two hits, including a double, and four RBIs. April Escobedo also had two hits for Edison.

Ashley Flores had a double and drove in both of Lanier’s runs.

Highlands 12, Burbank 2 (5 innings)

The Owls (7-8-1, 4-3) bashed 13 hits in the District 28-4A victory over Burbank (2-15-1, 0-7) Tuesday at Villarreal Field No. 2.

Highlands scored in each inning, producing four-run rallies in the first and fourth. The Bulldogs scored both of their runs in the second innings.

Owls senior Samantha Lopez scattered seven hits.

 

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About Mike Considine (1293 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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