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) 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.