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 Lanier (7-14, 4-7). The teams will meet in a winner-take-all game 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Field No. 2.
Against Jefferson, the Mustangs led 1-0 after two innings. Burbank gained the lead for good with three runs in the third. Jefferson closed within 4-2 in the sixth, but the Bulldogs rallied for four runs in the top of the seventh.
Burbank senior Jonathan Alanis struck out eight and walked two while allowing six hits in a complete-game victory.
Junior Jeremy Moreno was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and senior Luke Warren went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs for Burbank. Sophomore Brandon Garcia scored two runs.
Miguel Montoto drove in a run for Jefferson. With the loss, the Mustangs were tied with Edison (3-17, 3-8) for sixth place and both teams were eliminated from playoff consideration.
McCollum 2, Kennedy 1 (8 innings)
The second-place Cowboys (18-4, 9-3) recorded a walkoff win over Kennedy (6-14, 3-9) in a District 29-4A game Friday at the Frank Tejeda Complex. The game originally was scheduled for Thursday.
McCollum scored in the second inning and the Rockets tied it in the fourth. Neither team scored again until the bottom of the eighth, when the Cowboys came up with the game-winner.
No individual statistics were available.
Harlandale 7, Southside 1
Zach Perez and Robert Palomino combined to pitch a four-hitter as the Indians (11-11, 7-5) defeated Southside (4-18, 1-11) Thursday in District 29-4A game at Southside. Harlandale continued to share fourth place with Uvalde (10-12, 7-5).
Harlandale took control with a run in the first inning and six more in the second. The Cardinals scored their run in the third.
Rogelio Gutierrez and Ramzey Martinez each drove in two runs for Harlandale. Freshman Christian Slocume supplied two hits.