Holy Cross ends TAPPS 3-4A play with big win
TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, Holy Cross, Memorial, South San, Southside, Southwest.
Southwest (22-7, 5-1) avenged an earlier loss to South San (10-11-1, 2-4) Friday and took full custody of the District 28-5A lead in the process.
The Dragons routed the Bobcats 11-1at Southwest. They had been tied with East Central (19-5, 4-2) prior to the game, but the Hornets lost 1-0 to Corpus Christi Carroll (19-4, 4-2) Friday in Corpus Christi, dropping those two teams into a tie for second place.
South San got off to a promising start, just as it had in its first meeting March 13 scoring a run in the top of the first inning. This time, district-leading Southwest took the lead with three runs in the bottom of the inning and never relinquished it. The Bobcats didn’t score in the last four innings and Southwest put the game away with five runs in the fourth.
Kamerie Vidales and Miranda Gonzales both hit home runs for the Dragons. Sophomore pitcher Caitlin Terrazas limited South San to two hits. The Bobcats had nine in a 13-8 win at South San.
Southwest, which finished with 11 hits, will put its five-game winning steak on the line 7 p.m. Tuesday at East Central.
The Bobcats are tied for fourth in 28-5A with Steele (14-20, 2-4).
Holy Cross 12, Austin Hyde Park Baptist 2 (5 innings)
The Knights (23-8-1, 7-1) wrapped up the TAPPS District 3-4A season with a decisive win over Austin Hyde Park Baptist (5-2 in district) Saturday at Holy Cross.
Hyde Park took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but Holy Cross senior pitcher Julia Ibarra found her rhythm thereafter and limited the Bears to three hits.
The Knights, who won their third game of the week, wiped out the Austin team’s lead with seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. Holy Cross scored again in the second and put the 10-run rule into play with five more in the fifth.
Holy Cross finished with 11 hits. The Knights will play next in 3-4A district tournament against an opponent to be determined.
Brackenridge 14, Burbank 4 (5 innings)
Burbank put up a fight but was eventually overwhelmed by the rival Eagles (13-9-1, 5-3) Friday at Villarreal Field No. 1.
The Bulldogs (3-16-1, 0-8) scored a run in the top of the first in the District 29-4A game. Third-place Brackenridge tied the score in the bottom of the inning and went on to establish a 6-1 advantage in the second inning, with help from Allie Castillo’s three-run double.
Burbank pulled within 6-4 in the fourth inning, but Brackenridge erupted for five runs in the bottom of the inning before the Bulldogs were able to record a second out. The Eagles scored three more in the fifth to put the 10-run rule into effect.
Southside 16, Memorial 6 (5 innings)
The Cardinals (5-17, 2-8) ended a six-game losing streak with a District 29-4A victory over Memorial (1-16, 0-10) Friday at Southside.
Southside jumped out to an 8-0 lead in its first at-bat and had a nine-run cushion through two innings. The Minutemen rallied to within 9-5 in the top of the third inning. The Cardinals scored five runs in the next two frames.
Isabel Gonzalez was the winning pitcher for Southside. She only allowed the Minutemen four hits.