SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southwest hammers Brandeis in series sweep

Edison battles Lockhart to end in Game 2   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Softball-roundup-5436400.php TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Jefferson, Southwest. Southwest (27-8) hit five home runs in the two-game sweep of Brandeis (13-15). Interestingly, The Dragons also swept the Broncos last year in the Class 5A bi-district round. Southwest’s Kayla Arguello,… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Southwest hammers Brandeis in series sweep

BASEBALL: Bulldogs’ offense awakens during crunch time

Burbank defeats Lanier in do-or-die game, earns fifth-straight playoff trip   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Burbank-makes-it-to-playoffs-fifth-year-in-a-row-5436502.php   Count flexibility among Burbank coach Romeo Barrera’s traits. Burbank’s athletic coordinator conveyed to the veteran coach that a parent had told him Barrera was being too conservative. Barrera took the constructive criticism, talked… Read More BASEBALL: Bulldogs’ offense awakens during crunch time

SOFTBALL: East Central finds hitting groove in Game 2 vs. Taft

  Hornets complete sweep, return to area round   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Hornets-sting-Taft-with-clutch-hits-5436398.php  From the third-base coaches’ box last Friday, throughout Game 2 if East Central’s best-of-three series with Taft, Hornets coach Megan McCutcheon could be heard urging her players to hit the ball hard. Her pleas did not… Read More SOFTBALL: East Central finds hitting groove in Game 2 vs. Taft

BASEBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3 Monday’s game TAPPS CLASS 5A Bi-district round Houston St. Pius X (18-14) 9, Central Catholic (16-13) 1 (Houston St. Pius X advances)   Wednesday’s game CLASS 4A BI-district round Clemens (18-9) 6, Brackenridge (14-9) 2 (best-of-3 series, Clemens leads 1-0)   Thursday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round Brandeis… Read More BASEBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (complete)

BASEBALL: St. Michael’s defeats Buttons in battle of location

  Eight-run inning carries Crusaders past Central Catholic It doesn’t hold true with the pros but, in high school baseball, low strikes are greater than high strikes. The demonstration of the principle took place Wednesday at Kahlig Park. Austin St. Michael’s pitcher Brendan McGuigan worked his pitches inside and out, but mostly kept them low… Read More BASEBALL: St. Michael’s defeats Buttons in battle of location

BASEBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3 Monday’s game TAPPS CLASS 5A State quarterfinals Houston St. Pius X (18-14) 9, Central Catholic (16-13) 1   CLASS 5A BI-district round Southwest (12-10-1) vs. Brandeis (14-11): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, at Southwest; Game 2: 7:30 p.m., Friday, at Northside ISD Field No. 2; Game 3 (if necessary): 2 p.m., Saturday, at SAISD Field No.… Read More BASEBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 3)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 27-May 3   Thursday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round San Marcos (27-9) 5, East Central (25-7) 4 (best-of-3 series, San Marcos leads 1-0) Judson (28-6) 8, Southwest (27-9) 4 (best-of-3 series, Judson leads 1-0)   Friday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round San Marcos (28-9) 4, East Central (25-8) 3 (best-of-3 series, San Marcos wins 2-0)… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (thru May 3)

BASEBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Cowboys finish 29-4A season with a flourish, defeat rival Harlandale

Southwest snares third in 28-5A; Edison edges Mustangs in pitcher’s duel   PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Baseball-roundup-5436505.php TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Kennedy, McCollum, Southwest. Sophomore Rafael Ramirez supplied two triples and senior pitcher Dominick Ortiz scattered seven hits while striking out six, leading second-place McCollum (24-5, 11-3) to… Read More BASEBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Cowboys finish 29-4A season with a flourish, defeat rival Harlandale

SOFTBALL THURSDAY PLAYOFF REPORT: Bugarin’s blast gives Hornets walk-off win in Game 1

Boerne Champion takes early series lead on Brack   TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, East Central. East Central junior shortstop Haydi Bugarin smacked a game-winning home run in the bottom of the 10th inning to provide the Hornets with a 3-2 victory in the Thursday in the Class 5A bi-district series opener. It was actually the second time… Read More SOFTBALL THURSDAY PLAYOFF REPORT: Bugarin’s blast gives Hornets walk-off win in Game 1

BASEBALL: Burbank seizes fourth in 28-4A to extend playoff streak

Bulldogs claim winner-take-all showdown with Lanier   Two weeks ago, after back-to-back losses to District 28-4A champion Brennan and runner-up Brackenridge, it appeared Burbank’s streak of four-consecutive playoff appearance was in jeopardy. It might be fair to say it was on the endangered list. All it took was three-straight wins to for Burbank (8-16-1, 5-7)… Read More BASEBALL: Burbank seizes fourth in 28-4A to extend playoff streak

BASEBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Unconventional win puts Harlandale in playoffs

McCollum wraps up 2nd in 29-4A with win over Southside TEAMS INCLUDED: East Central, Harlandale, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, South San, Southside.   Harlandale (12-11, 8-5) drew seven walks and four hit batsmen to open the door to the postseason Tuesday. The combination of the win and a Floresville loss enabled the Indians to qualify for the… Read More BASEBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Unconventional win puts Harlandale in playoffs

SOFTBALL: Hornets catch Carroll off guard in tiebreaker

  Doege stymies Tigers in 28-5A second-place game East Central faced Corpus Christi Carroll for a third time this season Monday. So, Hornets coach Megan McCutcheon decided to change things up. It worked like a charm. Senior Taylor Doege made the start in the pitcher’s circle for the District 28-5A second-place tiebreaker. Doege pitched a… Read More SOFTBALL: Hornets catch Carroll off guard in tiebreaker

SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (updated April 26)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 24-26 Thursday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round East Central (24-6) 3, Taft (18-9) 2 (10 innings) (best-of-3 series: East Central leads 1-0) CLASS 4A BI-district round Boerne Champion (15-11) 6, Brackenridge (17-10-1) 2 (best-of-3 series: Boerne Champion leads 1-0)   Friday’s games CLASS 5A BI-district round East Central (25-6) 12, Taft (18-10) 5 (best-of-3… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff schedule/results (updated April 26)

BASEBALL: This week’s schedule/results (thru April 26)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 20-26 Tuesday’s games District 28-5A East Central (12-10-2, 2-7) 8, South San (13-12, 3-6) 2 Corpus Christi King (13-8  ???, 6-3) 11, Southwest (11-10-1, 4-5) 1 (5 innings) Corpus Christi Carroll (26-3, 9-0) 11, Steele (13-13, 3-6) 1 (6 innings) District 29-4A Kennedy (7-14, 4-9) 4, Floresville (13-10, 7-6) 1 McCollum… Read More BASEBALL: This week’s schedule/results (thru April 26)

SOFTBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 20-26   CLASS 5A BI-district round Southwest (25-8) vs. Brandeis (13-13): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 5 p.m., Friday, Northside Field No. 1; Game 2: noon, Saturday, at Southwest; Game 3: 2 p.m., Saturday, at Southwest (if necessary) East Central (23-6) vs. Taft (18-8): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7 p.m., Thursday, at East Central; Game 2: 7 p.m., Friday, Northside Field No. 1; Game 3: 2 p.m., Saturday, Villarreal Field No. 1 (if necessary)   CLASS 4A… Read More SOFTBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

SOFTBALL: This week’s schedule/results (updated thru April 23)

  NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface Games of April 20-26 Monday’s games TAPPS District 2-5A Antonian (24-7, 6-1) 12, St. Anthony (10-12-1 ???, 3-5 ???) 0 (5 innings)  District 28-5A Second-place tiebreaker East Central (23-6) 3, Corpus Christi Carroll (22-6 ???) 0 Non-district Incarnate Word (18-21) 6, Edison (10-15) 4   Wednesday’s games TAPPS District 2-5A Antonian (24-7, 6-1)… Read More SOFTBALL: This week’s schedule/results (updated thru April 23)

BASEBALL: Brack offense returns in win over Lanier

Rangel shuts out Voks PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brack-s-offense-is-fickle-but-Eagles-keep-winning-5419144.php Brackenridge (13-8, 9-2) bounced back from a sub-par offensive showing Tuesday against Jefferson to defeat Lanier (7-14, 4-7) 12-0 Thursday at SAISD Field No. 1. The Eagles finished with 11 hits. The second-place Eagles took the lead with two runs in… Read More BASEBALL: Brack offense returns in win over Lanier

BASEBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Burbank stays in 28-4A playoff race by beating Jefferson

McCollum survives Kennedy upset bid, earns walkoff win TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Harlandale, Jefferson, Kennedy, McCollum, Southside. Burbank kept its playoff hopes alive with its second-consecutive District 28-4A victory Thursday at SAISD Field No. 1. The Bulldogs (7-16-1, 4-7) defeated Jefferson (5-18, 3-8) 8-2. The Bulldogs will enter the final day of the 28-4A season tied with… Read More BASEBALL WEEKEND REPORT: Burbank stays in 28-4A playoff race by beating Jefferson

SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: East Central dashes King’s playoff hopes, ties for second

 Lanier bashes Burbank to hold 6th in 28-4A TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, East Central, Harlandale, Lanier, Southside. The return bus trip from Corpus Christi must have been a breeze for East Central Thursday, because the Hornets took care of business during their brief stay by the bay. The Hornets (22-6, 7-3) defeated Corpus Christi King (12-21, 2-8)… Read More SOFTBALL WEEKEND REPORT: East Central dashes King’s playoff hopes, ties for second

SOFTBALL: Mustangs clarify 28-4A playoff tangle with upset win over Edison

  Brack thunders into playoffs, leaves Highlands stranded PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brackenridge-Jefferson-power-their-way-to-5419168.php   Pitching and defense are the foundation on which success is built but, in District 28-4A, it was the Year of the Bat. Hitting reigned again Thursday night as the final three playoff seeds were settled at… Read More SOFTBALL: Mustangs clarify 28-4A playoff tangle with upset win over Edison

BASEBALL: Brack holds off determined Jefferson

Defense helps Eagles survive pitcher’s duel PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK TO THE SOUTHSIDE REPORTER WEBSITE: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/communities/southside/article/Brack-s-offense-is-fickle-but-Eagles-keep-winning-5419144.php   Great defensive plays can minimize other sins on the baseball diamond. By definition, a triple play can wipe out a promising inning in the time it takes to sneeze. For second-place Brackenridge (11-8, 7-2) Tuesday at SAISD Field… Read More BASEBALL: Brack holds off determined Jefferson

BASEBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Walk-off win ends East Central streak

Central Catholic triumphs in rematch with rival Antonian TEAMS INCLUDED:  Burbank, Central Catholic, East Central, Edison, Kennedy, Memorial, South San, Southside. Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com East Central (11-9-2, 1-6) snapped a six-game district losing streak Tuesday with a dramatic victory over South San (11-9,… Read More BASEBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Walk-off win ends East Central streak

SOFTBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Playoff deadline approaching for Highlands, Jefferson

Southwest secures outright 28-5A title; Holy Cross takes third in 3-4A Tourney Photos taken by KJ Toso. For more photos or to purchase photos, please visit: http://kjtoso.photoshelter.com TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, East Central, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Holy Cross, Kennedy, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial, South San, Southside, Southwest. The clock is ticking, as the regular season enters… Read More SOFTBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Playoff deadline approaching for Highlands, Jefferson