SOFTBALL MID-WEEK REPORT: Eagles solve Edison’s pitching in rematch

Cowboys’ Saucedo shuts out Memorial

TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Edison, Highlands, Lanier, McCollum, Memorial.

Brackenridge avenged an earlier loss while recording a decisive victory against Edison Tuesday at Villarreal Field No. 1.

The third-place Eagles (14-9-1, 6-3) tightened up the district standings with the 10-3 win. They pulled within a game of the second-place Golden Bears (9-12, 7-2).

After being shut out by Edison 1-0 on March 10, Brackenridge hammered 11 hits in the rematch. Meanwhile, Eagles junior pitcher Alexis Berlanga limited the Golden Bears to three hits.

Edison scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take the early lead, but Berlanga silenced the Bears thereafter. Brackenridge tied it in the third and took charge with two runs in the fourth.

The Eagles also scored in each of the last three innings.

Brackenridge junior Jacklynn Nevarez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Celeste Canales also was 3-for-4, producing a double and two RBIs. Senior Ana DeLeon contributed a triple and an RBI. Allie Castillo and freshman Alyssa Berlanga also drove in runs.

McCollum 18, Memorial 0 (5 innings)

Freshman Amber Saucedo pitched a one-hit shutout to help the second-place Cowboys (14-5, 9-2) recover from a loss to Floresville to defeat Memorial (1-17, 0-11) in a District 29-4A game Tuesday at Tiger Field.

Saucedo had plenty of support, as McCollum produced three big rallies. Ahead 2-0, the Cowboys scored five runs in the second inning and five more in the fourth. The Cowboys erupted for six runs in the fifth, when the 10-run rule went into effect.

McCollum finished with 10 hits.

Highlands 10, Lanier 5

The Owls (8-10, 5-5) slugged 12 hits and produced two four-run innings to defeat Lanier (5-15, 1-9) in a District 29-4A game Tuesday at Villarreal Field No. 2.

Highlands scored the game’s first two runs, but sixth-place Lanier cut the Owls’ lead to 2-1 in the second inning. Highlands scored four runs in both the third and fifth innings. Lanier rallied for three in the bottom of the seventh.

Highlands senior Samantha Lopez was the winning pitcher. The Voks had six hits.


About Mike Considine (1439 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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