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

 Lanier bashes Burbank to hold 6th in 28-4A

TEAMS INCLUDEDBurbank, 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) 3-1 in the District 28-4A game at Cabaniss Field. The win wrapped up a second-place tie for East Central, while King’s loss ended its slim playoff hopes and dropped them to a fifth-place tie with South San (10-15-1, 2-8), who lost 13-0 to Corpus Christi Carroll in San Antonio.

Individual statistics for East Central were unavailable.

The Hornets will play Carroll (22-5, 7-3) Monday in a second-place tiebreaker game at the Victoria Complex in Victoria.

Lanier 17, Burbank 6 (5 innings)

The Voks (6-17, 2-10) used a three-run second inning to separate themselves from Burbank (3-20-1, 0-12) Thursday at Mary Ann Villarreal Field No. 3. Lanier finished sixth in District 28-4A.

The seventh-place Bulldogs, who had a chance to tie Lanier, nearly matched the Voks’ giant first-inning rally. Burbank was within 6-5 after an inning, but only scored one more run.

Lanier added three more runs in the fourth for a 12-6 advantage.
The Voks finished with 11 hits and Burbank had seven in the season finale for both teams.

Harlandale 17, Southside 0 (5 innings)

Uncharacteristically, the Indians’ season finished a game short of the postseason, but Harlandale (12-15-1, 6-8) finished with a playoff-caliber effort Thursday in a District 29-4A game at Southside (5-21, 2-12) District 29-4A contest at location.

The Indians scored in each inning except the last. They scored five runs in both the third and fourth.

Junior Isabella Tellez pitched Harlandale’s second-straight shutout, allowing six hits. The Indians amassed 19 hits.


About Mike Considine (1458 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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