BASEBALL: Area rankings (thru April 29)

Through April 29

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. Southwest – 1

2. McCollum – 3

3. East Central – 2

4. Burbank – 6

5. Central Catholic – 4

6. Holy Cross – 8

7. Harlandale – 5

8. Highlands – 7

9. Brackenridge – 9

10. Sam Houston – 10

11. Kennedy – 11

12. Jefferson – 12

13. South San – 13

14. Lanier – 15

15. Edison – 14

 

NR = not ranked

 

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (final)

Final

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 1

2. Southwest – 2

3. Brackenridge – 3

4. McCollum – 4

5. South San – 5

6. Holy Cross – 6

7. Harlandale – 8

8. Edison – 7

9. Highlands – 9

10. Lanier – 10

11. Jefferson – 12

12. Kennedy – 11

13. Southside – 13

14. Brooks Academy – 14

15. Burbank – 15

 

NR = not ranked

BASEBALL: Area playoff picture (final)

Baseball playoff picture

These are the area teams that qualified for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):

Final

AREA QUALIFIERS: Burbank (15-7, 13-3), Central Catholic (12-14-1, 3-2), East Central (14-8, 5-5), Harlandale (14-7-1, 12-4), Holy Cross (18-8, 12-2), Highlands (13-7-1, 11-5), McCollum (17-5, 16-0).

SOFTBALL: Area playoff results (thru May 2)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 30-May 2

Thursday’s games

CLASS 6A

Bi-district round

Southwest (21-9) 7, Brennan (17-7-1) 6 (best-of-3 series: Southwest leads 1-0)

 

CLASS 5A

Bi-district round

San Marcos (26-5) 13, Edison (15-10) 0 (San Marcos advances)

Boerne Champion (15-7) 9, Harlandale (13-12-1) 0 (best-of-3 series: Champion leads 1-0)

McCollum (21-4) 7, Lockhart (15-11) 0  (best-of-3 series: McCollum leads 1-0)

 

CLASS 3A

Bi-district round

Blanco (11-10-1) 18, Brooks Academy (5-15 ???) 8 (Blanco advances)

 

Friday’s games

CLASS 6A

Bi-district round

East Central (20-7) 9, Brandeis (17-9) 2 (best-of-3 seriesEast Central leads 1-0)

Southwest (22-911, Brennan (17-8-1) 8 (best-of-3 series: Southwest wins series 2-0)

 

CLASS 5A

Bi-district round

Seguin (13-13) 4, Brackenridge (17-7) 3 (best-of-3 series: Seguin leads 1-0)

Boerne Champion (16-7) 19, Harlandale (13-13-1) 7 (best-of-3 seriesChampion wins series 2-0)

McCollum (22-4) 2, Lockhart (15-12) 1 (best-of-3 series: McCollum wins series 2-0)

 

TAPPS CLASS 4A

Bi-district round

Holy Cross (13-13-2) 11, Fort Bend Christian (17-10-1) 8. (Holy Cross advances)

 

Saturday’s games

CLASS 6A

Bi-district round

Brandeis (18-9) 5,  East Central (20-8) 4 (best-of-3 series: tied 1-1) 

Brandeis (19-9) 16, East Central (20-9) 11 (best-of-3 series: Brandeis won 2-1) 

CLASS 5A

Bi-district round

Seguin (14-13) 10, Brackenridge (17-7) 3 (best-of-3 series: Seguin won 2-0)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of May 7-9

Thursday’s games

CLASS 6A

Area round

Southwest (22-9) vs. Johnson (20-7) at SAISD Field No. 1, 7 p.m. best-of-3 series: Game 1

 

TAPPS CLASS 4A

Area round

Holy Cross (13-13-2) vs. Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (15-11) at Texas A&M University, College Station, time TBA 1-game series

Friday’s games

CLASS 6A

Area round

Southwest (22-9) vs. Johnson (20-7) at SAISD Field No. 1, 7 p.m. best-of-3 series: Game 2

 

Saturday’s games

CLASS 6A

Area round

Southwest (22-9) vs. Johnson (20-7) at SAISD Field No. 1, 2 p.m. best-of-3 series: Game 3 (if necessary)

 

Thursday-Saturday games

CLASS 5A

Area round

McCollum (22-4) vs. Cedar Park Vista Ridge (22-1), dates, times and locations TBA

BASEBALL: This week’s schedule/results (thru May 2)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 26-May 2

Monday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King 15, Southwest 5 (6 innings)

Corpus Christi Ray at East Central (ppd., rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday)

District 27-5A

Seguin 11, Kennedy 1 (6 innings)

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa 8, Somerset 2

Uvalde 7, Laredo Nixon 4

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian 13, Victoria St. Joseph 9

Holy Cross 5, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 3

Non-district

Central Catholic 12, Austin St. Michael’s 1 (5 innings)

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 13, South San 1 (6 innings)

Corpus Christi Ray 2, Southwest 0

East Central 2, Corpus Christi King 1

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 3, Kerrville Tivy 0

Boerne Champion 9, Seguin 4

Kennedy 6, Memorial 1

San Marcos 2, Lockhart 1

District 28-5A

Burbank 8, Harlandale 7

Highlands 4, Jefferson 2

McCollum 19, Edison 1

Sam Houston 7, Lanier 2

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 5, Uvalde 3

Laredo Nixon 9, Southside 3

Medina Valley 15, Laredo Cigarroa 7

Somerset 7, Laredo Martin 6

TAPPS 4-4A

Holy Cross 5, Laredo St. Augustine 0

TMI 4, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 0

Non-district

Austin St. Michael’s 6, Central Catholic 4

Wednesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 6, Corpus Christi King 4

Corpus Christi Ray 13, South San 4

TAPPS 4-4A

Holy Cross 5, Corpus Christi John Paul II 2

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central 6, Corpus Christi Ray 3

South San 5, Southwest 4 (9 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi John Paul II (score unavailable)

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 18, Southwest 2

East Central, 5, South San 2

Corpus Christi King 1, Corpus Christi Ray 0

District 28-5A

Burbank 11, Lanier 0

Edison 4, Jefferson 1

Highlands 4, Brackenridge 3

McCollum 8, Harlandale 7

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 4, Laredo Cigarroa 3

Laredo Martin 4, Laredo Nixon 2

Medina Valley 4, Uvalde 1

Southside 5, Somerset 4

Saturday’s games

District 28-6A

Second-place tiebreaker

Corpus Christi Carroll 13, Corpus Christi Ray 4

First-place tiebreaker

Corpus Christi Carroll 7, Corpus Christi King 4

 

BASEBALL: Area playoff results (thru May 2)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of May 1-2

Friday’s games

TAPPS CLASS 5A

Area round

Addison Trinity Christian (21-7) 8, Central Catholic (11-12-1) 3 (best-of-3 series: Trinity Christian leads 1-0)

Central Catholic (12-12-1) 6, Addison Trinity Christian (21-8) 5 (best-of-3 series: series tied 1-1)

Saturday’s game

TAPPS CLASS 5A

Area round

Addison Trinity Christian (22-8) 8, Central Catholic (12-13-1) 2 (best-of-3 seriesTrinity Christian wins series 2-1)

TAPPS CLASS 4A

Area round

Austin St. Michael’s (18-9) 15, Holy Cross (17-8) 3

SOFTBALL: This week’s schedule/results (thru April 29)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 26-May 2

Monday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 7, Southwest 3

Corpus Christi Ray 5, Corpus Christi King 4

East Central 6, South San 1

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 10, Holy Cross 0 (5 innings)

Corpus Christi John Paul II 8, TMI 0

Victoria St. Joseph 10, Cornerstone Christian 0

District 28-5A

First-place tiebreaker

Brackenridge 5, McCollum 3

Third-place tiebreaker

Harlandale 6, Edison 5

Tuesday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 10, TMI 2

Cornerstone Christian 14, San Antonio Christian 9

District 28-6A

Fourth-place tiebreaker

Corpus Christi King 10, Corpus Christi Ray 2

 

Wednesday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Victoria St. Joseph 2, Corpus Christi John Paul II 1 (9 innings)

Non-district

Schertz John Paul II 2, Holy Cross 1

SOFTBALL: Area playoff pairings (complete)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 30-May 2

CLASS 6A

BI-district round

East Central (19-7) vs. Brandeis (17-8): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 6 p.m. Friday at Judson; Game 2: 11 a.m. Saturday at NEISD Complex; Game 3 (if necessary): 1 p.m. Saturday at NEISD Complex.

Brennan (17-6-1) at Southwest (20-9), 7 p.m., Thursday. 1-game series.

 

CLASS 5A

BI-district round

Brackenridge (17-6) vs. Seguin (12-13): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7 p.m. Friday at SeguinGame 2: 5 p.m. Saturday at SAISD Field No. 1Game 3 (if necessary): 7 p.m. Saturday at SAISD Field No. 1.

Edison (15-9) vs. San Marcos (25-5) at SAISD Field No. 1, 7 p.m. Thursday. 1-game series

Harlandale (13-11-1) vs. Boerne Champion (14-7): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday at Tejeda Complex; Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday at Boerne Champion; Game 3 (if necessary): 1 p.m. Saturday at Northside ISD Complex.

McCollum (20-4) vs. Lockhart (15-10): best-of-3 series: Game 1: 7 p.m. Thursday at Lockhart; Game 2: 7 p.m. Friday at Tejeda Complex; Game 3 (if necessary): 3 p.m., Saturday at Tejeda Complex.

 

CLASS 3A

BI-district round

Brooks Academy (5-14 ???) vs. Blanco (10-10-1) at Huber Ranch, Seguin, 6 p.m., Thursday. 1-game series

 

TAPPS CLASS 4A

BI-district round

Holy Cross (12-14-2) at Fort Bend Christian (17-9-1), 2 p.m., Friday

 

SOFTBALL: Area playoff picture (final)

Softball playoff picture

These are the area teams have qualified for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):

Final

2015 QUALIFIERS: Brackenridge (17-6, 15-1), Brooks Academy (5-10 ???, 5-10 ???), East Central (19-7, 6-4), Edison (15-9, 10-6), Harlandale (13-11-1, 10-6), Holy Cross (12-14-2, 8-4), McCollum (20-4, 15-1), Southwest (20-9, 6-4).

BASEBALL: Area playoff picture (thru April 23)

Baseball playoff picture

These are the area teams that have a chance to qualify for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):

Through April 23

ALREADY QUALIFIED: Burbank (13-7, 11-3), Central Catholic (9-11-1, 3-2), Harlandale (14-5-1, 12-2), Holy Cross (15-7, 9-2), Highlands (11-7-1, 9-5), McCollum (14-5, 14-0).

LIKELY QUALIFIERS: Southwest (10-9, 3-3).

POSSIBLE QUALIFIERS: East Central (11-8, 2-5).

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru April 25)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 19-25

Monday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray 1, Corpus Christi Carroll 0

District 27-5A

Floresville 6, Seguin 5

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 1, Somerset 0

Laredo Cigarroa 4, Southside 0

Medina Valley 6, Laredo Nixon 0

TAPPS 2-5A

Antonian 25, Central Catholic 2 (5 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Victoria St. Joseph 2, TMI 0

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King 11, South San 1 (5 innings)

Southwest 3, East Central 1

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion 9, Lockhart 0

Floresville 15, Memorial 2

San Marcos 10, Kennedy 0 (6 innings)

Kerrville Tivy 2, Seguin 0

District 28-5A

Burbank 3, Highlands 2

Harlandale 18, Lanier 1 (5 innings)

McCollum 3, Brackenridge 1

Sam Houston 5, Edison 0

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 4, Laredo Martin 2

Laredo Cigarroa 1, Laredo Nixon 0

Somerset 4, Uvalde 3

Medina Valley 10, Southside 0 (5 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi John Paul II at Holy Cross (ppd., rescheduled for April 29)

San Antonio Christian 12, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 11

Victoria St. Joseph 11, Laredo St. Augustine 1

Cornerstone Christian 21, TMI 0

Wednesday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central vs. Corpus Christi Carroll at Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi (ppd., no reschedule date)

Corpus Christi Ray at South San (ppd., rescheduled for Saturday)

Southwest vs. Corpus Christi King at Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi (ppd., rescheduled for noon Saturday)

TAPPS 2-5A

St. Anthony at Antonian, 4:15 p.m. (ppd., no reschedule date)

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

Southwest at South San (rescheduled for 6 p.m. Friday)

Corpus Christi Carroll 7, East Central 3

District 28-5A

McCollum 8, Highlands 1

Jefferson 5, Brackenridge 0

Harlandale 10, Sam Houston 0 (5 innings)

Burbank 12, Edison 0  (5 innings)

TAPPS 2-5A

Antonian 5, St. Anthony 3

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 8, Corpus Christi John Paul 2

 TMI 20, Laredo St. Augustine 1

Victoria St. Joseph 13, San Antonio Christian 9

Holy Cross 8, Cornerstone Christian 4

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray at East Central (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

Corpus Christi King vs. Corpus Christi Carroll at Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi (ppd. rescheduled to Wednesday)

Southwest at South San (ppd., rescheduled to Thursday)

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 7, Floresville 0

Kerrville Tivy 15, Memorial 1 (5 innings)

San Marcos at Boerne Champion (ppd., rescheduled to Saturday)

Seguin at Kennedy (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 15, Southside 0

Medina Valley 10, Laredo Martin 1

Laredo Cigarroa at Somerset (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

Uvalde 7, Laredo Nixon 4

TAPPS 4-4A

San Antonio Christian at TMI (ppd., rescheduled to Saturday)

Saturday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray at South San (ppd., rescheduled to Wednesday)

Southwest vs. Corpus Christi King (ppd., rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. Monday at Cabaniss Field, Corpus Christi)

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion 2, San Marcos 1
Seguin at Kennedy (ppd., rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi John Paul II 6, TMI 1
TMI 5, San Antonio Christian 4
Victoria St. Joseph 9, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 1

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru April 25)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 19-25

Monday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 4, Corpus Christi King 3

Corpus Christi Ray 3, East Central 1

Southwest 9, South San 5

District 27-5A

Floresville 20, Memorial 0 (3 innings)

Seguin 13, Kerrville Tivy 3 (6 innings)

Lockhart 9, Boerne Champion 5

District 28-5A

Harlandale 17, Sam Houston 0

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 11, Laredo Nixon 1 (5 innings)

Medina Valley 19, Laredo Martin 0 (3 innings)

Uvalde 9, Southside 3

District 26-3A

Randolph 17, Brooks Academy 1 (3 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 7, Victoria St. Joseph 4

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central 7, Corpus Christi King 0

Southwest 13, Corpus Christi Ray 3 (5 innings)

Corpus Christi Carroll 9, South San 0

District 27-5A

Floresville 6, Alamo Heights 5

Boerne Champion 2, San Marcos 0 

Kerrville Tivy 16, Memorial 0 (3 innings)

Seguin 10, Kennedy 0

District 28-5A

Lanier 17, Sam Houston 0 (5 innings)

McCollum 5, Edison 0

Harlandale 9, Burbank 0

Highlands 17, Jefferson 11

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 6, Somerset 4

Laredo Nixon 11, Laredo Martin 1

Medina Valley 16, Uvalde 0 (5 innings)

Laredo Cigarroa 13, Southside 3 (6 innings)

District 26-3A

Brooks Academy 12, Cole 0

Marion 13, Randolph 3

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 20, San Antonio Christian 0

TMI 15, Cornerstone Christian 0

Corpus Christi John Paul II 4, Holy Cross 3

Wednesday’s games

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa at Somerset (score unavailable)

TAPPS 4-4A

TMI at Victoria St. Joseph (score unavailable)

Thursday’s games

District 27-5A

Kennedy vs. Memorial  (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

Lanier 15, Burbank 8

Brackenridge 11, Highlands 2

Edison 10 , Jefferson 7

McCollum 18, Harlandale 1 (4 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi John Paul II 2, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 1

Holy Cross 18, Cornerstone Christian 6 (5 innings)

Victoria St. Joseph 13, San Antonio Christian 9

Friday’s games

District 28-5A

Corpus Christi King at Corpus Christi Ray (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

South San at East Central (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

Corpus Christi Carroll at Southwest (ppd., rescheduled to Monday)

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion 2, Seguin 0

Kerrville Tivy 9, Alamo Heights 5 (6 innings)

San Marcos 7, Lockhart 5

District 26-3A

Cole at Marion (score unavailable)

Randolph at Natalia (canceled)

TAPPS 4-4A

TMI 11, San Antonio Christian 6

Saturday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Victoria St. Joseph 11, TMI 5

 

SOFTBALL: Highlands outscores Lanier in offensive explosion

Owls win 60-run slugfest with 18 in last two innings

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Lanier.

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By most standards, it was a high-scoring game the first time Highlands and Lanier met this season on Mary Ann Villarreal Field No. 1.

Lanier (7-8, 6-6) prevailed 12-8 March 11at the SAISD complex. The rematch produced an outcome better suited to the nearby football fields. Highlands (8-10-1, 4-7) exacted its revenge 

with a mind-boggling 34-26 decision April 7. The 60 runs scored actually exceeded the 52 points their football counterparts combined for when the Voks won 28-24 Oct. 10.

“I was hoping we’d play a little better defense,” ninth-year Highlands coach Tracy Guadarrama said. “It’s like a slow-pitch score, really. It’s probably close (to a school record). It’s the highest we’ve scored since I’ve been here.”

The Owls’ win tightened up the District 28-5A standings. Lanier fell to fifth place, a half-game behind Edison in the race for the final playoff spot in 28-5A. Highlands moved up from seventh to sixth.

Highlands outscored Lanier 18-6 in the last two innings to register the comeback victory.

“It kept us alive (for the playoffs),” Guadarrama said. “It may not happen, but it did put a winch into things a little bit.”

The Owls sent 16 batters to the plate in the sixth inning. Jaylene Meece (4-for-6, 3 RBI) produced two of the team’s three hits in the sixth. Highlands took a 26-23 lead into the seventh. 

A three-run home run from Owls center fielder Jessica Garza (3-for-6, 8 RBI) helped put the game out of reach.

Highlands manufactured a 7-0 lead before Lanier batted in the bottom of the second. The Voks responded with 10 runs. The rally featured a two-run double from Jaycee Estrada

and an RBI double from Ashley Lopez (4-for-6, 3 RBI). The Voks had a 16-9 lead after three innings. One of two doubles from Brandi Mojica (4-for-6, 4 RBI) keyed the rally.

The Owls produced a six-run rally in the sixth, but still trailed by one. Lanier padded its lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Other key contributors in Highlands’ 16-hit attack were Angela Garcia (1-for-2, home run, 4 RBIs) and Janelle Rodriguez (3-for-5, 3 RBI). Each scored six runs. Deja DeLuna was 2-for-3 with an RBI.

“Our defense has been sketchy all season,” Guadarrama said. “That’s been our downfall. Our offense has really been our strong point. Our defense has been too inconsistent to play to our potential.”

For Lanier, Amanda Davila (2 RBI) and Esmi Garcia (RBI) added three hits apiece to the team total (19). Ashley Flores and Jolene Garcia had two RBIs each.

It was the only game the Owls played in the week. An April 10 game against Sam Houston was postponed twice before being rescheduled for April 13.

BASEBALL: Jefferson takes two, moves into tie for sixth

Arevalo blanks Burbank, keeps McCollum unbeaten

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Jefferson, Holy Cross, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston.

Jefferson swept its two games during the week of April 5-11 and finished it with three wins in a four-game span.

The Mustangs (5-11, 4-7) finished the week with a 10-0, five-inning win against Sam Houston (8-9, 4-7) April 11 on SAISD Field No. 1. The teams were tied for sixth in the district.

Jefferson took a 3-0 lead in the first inning. The Mustangs added two runs in both the third and fourth innings. Jefferson invoked the 10-run rule with four runs in the sixth.

Sophomore Victor Morales pitched a five-hit shutout, striking out 10. At bat, Morales went 2-for-4.

Greg Gonzales drove in three runs and Michael Avalos collected two RBIs. Senior Dylan Rodriguez

was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Santiago Rymers produced two hits.

Morales had enough recovery time after pitching Jefferson’s 7-5 win over Lanier (2-14, 1-9) 7-5 April 7 at SAISD Field No. 2. The sophomore struck out 14 in that game and allowed two earned runs. He also produced two hits and two RBIs — both team-bests.

The Mustangs overcame a 4-0 deficit the Voks built over the first two innings. The Mustangs scored two runs in the third and took the lead with four in the fourth. Jefferson increased its lead to 7-4 in the sixth and held on when Lanier scored in its final at-bat.

Gonzales, Rymers and senior Weston Redding all drove in Jefferson runs.

McCollum 1, Burbank 0

The first-place Cowboys (11-5, 11-0) received their biggest threat to their undefeated status in District 28-5A April 10 at Tejada Field. Fourth-place Burbank (9-7, 7-3) limited McCollum to six hits behind senior pitcher Conrad Perez.

McCollum senior Hector Arevalo earned the win with a three-hit shutout. Arevalo threw just 81 pitches, striking out seven and walking one.

Arevalo (2-for-3, RBI) also drove in the winning run in the fifth inning. Jason Zertuche led off the inning with a single and stole second ahead of the hit to the single through the right side of the diamond.

McCollum also defeated Sam Houston 7-3 April 7 at SAISD Field No. 1. The Cowboys scored six runs in their first at-bat. The Hurricanes rallied and scored all of their runs in the bottom of the seventh, two on a double from Danny Campos.

Following a pair of walks, Ralph Ramirez (2-for-4) singled and A.J. Vasquez (2 RBIs) doubled to trigger the first-inning outbreak. Justin Zertuche (2 RBIs) singled and Mark Villarreal added a double.

Holy Cross 8, Texas Military Institute 6

The Knights (12-7, 6-2) split a pair of games with Victoria St. Joseph and defeated TMI for the second time in the TAPPS District 4-4A season during the week of April 5-11.

Jeremy Martinez led Holy Cross with three hits and an RBI at TMI April 11. Augie Gutierrez smashed two hits and drove in two runs. Chris Rodriguez also drove in two runs.

Holy Cross edged St. Joseph 3-2 April 6 as the Knights scored all of their runs in the last two innings in Victoria. Rodriguez pounded a team-high two hits and collected the game-winning RBI. The Flyers notched their revenge 12-8 a day later in San Antonio.

Freshman left-hander Jaime Ramirez and Martinez split pitching duties for the Knights.

Holy Cross edged St. Joseph 3-2 April 6 as the Knights scored all of their runs in the last two innings in Victoria. Rodriguez pounded a team-high two hits and collected the game-winning RBI. Martinez and Dylan de la Garza also drove in runs. Gus Aguirre walked and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh.

The Flyers notched their revenge 12-8 a day later in San Antonio.

SOFTBALL: Southside’s baserunning pressure creates gem of a win

Cardinals find ways to score on Laredo Martin

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Southside.

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April 10 at Southside, the host Cardinals seemed to be on a scavenger hunt to score runs in every way possible.

They touched on most of them in fashioning a 14-3 District 29-5A victory over Laredo Martin. It was the second win over Martin this season for Southside (8-13, 4-7).

“We were able to get runners on and score,” first-year Southside coach Amy Behlen said. “I think we found about every way to score there is. It worked for us.”

Southside scored five runs on wild pitches, four on Martin errors, one on a ground out, one on a double steal, one on a hit batsman, and finally a two-RBI single that invoked the 10-run rule.

Perhaps the statistic that mattered most to Behlen was this: Southside scored eight runs with two outs.

“We’ve been scoring with two outs,” said Behlen, an assistant coach at East Central the past several seasons. “We’ve been able to keep thinking ahead and execute our game plan. Hopefully, we can take that into Medina Valley (April 14), who’s going to be really tough.”

Southside ended the game with a 10-run rally in the fifth inning. To accomplish that, however, the Cardinals needed a shutdown performance from relief pitcher Isabel Gonzales.

“I like to be under pressure,” Gonzales said.

The junior allowed a run charged to her predecessor with a two-out wild pitch. Despite the momentary lapse, Gonzales retired the first five batters she faced and didn’t allow a hit in three innings.

“Isabel did a good job of mixing up her pitches and keeping them off-balance ,” Behlen said. “She kept them off the bases.”

Martin took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on an RBI single and a run-scoring ground out. Southside tied it 2-2 in the second when starting pitcher Brianna Hernandez was hit by a pitch and her courtesy runner, Zoe Beltran, scored on a well-placed bunt from Tyler Bolton (2-for-3, 2 RBIs). Andrea Garza’s ground out brought in the tying run.

After the first two Tigers batters reached base in the third, Behlen elected to make a pitching change and called on Gonzales.

“My curve was working,” she said. “Sometimes that’s my best pitch and sometimes it’s my slider, but it started working in warmups.”

The Tigers’ 3-2 lead held up until the bottom of the fourth, when an overthrow on a well-hit grounder from Mayra Sendejo brought in the tying and lead runs.

“We were trying to make sure we got on and pushed runners up,” Behlen said. “That was one of our most successful goals. We talked this morning about quality at-bats and ways to get on base.”

Gonzales led off the fateful fifth with a single to left field. In the inning, the Cardinals manufactured their sustained rally from a combination of five walks, three hits and two more Martin errors. In that inning alone, Southside scored four runs on on wild pitches.

“We had to start slow and just finish strong,” Gonzales said. “Our confidence is good. At times it drops, but we try to stay strong.”

Wild pitches hiked the Cardinals’ lead to 7-3 with two outs. Bolton scored on a double steal and yet another wild pitch brought in Nicki Benavides.

With a six-run cushion, Sendejo singled and stole two bases. A walk and an error loaded the bases. Southside capitalized by tacking on three more runs without a hit ahead of Bolton’s walk-off drive to the left-center field gap.

It was Southside’s sixth hit and a fitting finish for the Cardinals, who had found a way to win without scoring in the traditional way.

“That’s what I’ve tried to stress with this group – if they give 100 percent effort at all times, they’ll get the payoff,” Behlen said. “They’ve been working hard. It’s a very young team. Because of injuries, I’ve had to pull up three freshmen. But we have versatility – we can move kids around and have so much flexibility.”

BASEBALL: Area rankings (thru April 18)

Through April 18

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. Southwest – 2

2. East Central – 1

3. McCollum – 3

4. Central Catholic – 4

5. Harlandale – 5

6. Burbank – 6

7. Highlands – 7

8. Holy Cross – 8

9. Brackenridge – 10

10. Sam Houston – 9

11. Kennedy – 11

12. Jefferson – 13

13. South San – 12

14. Edison – 15

15. Lanier – 14

 

NR = not ranked

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (thru April 18)

Through April 18

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 1

2. Southwest – 2

3. Brackenridge – 4

4. McCollum – 3

5. South San – 5

6. Holy Cross – 6

7. Edison – 7

8. Harlandale – 8

9. Highlands – 10

10. Lanier – 9

11. Kennedy – 11

12. Jefferson – 12

13. Southside – 13

14. Brooks Academy – 15

15. Burbank – 14

 

NR = not ranked

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Brooks claims consective 26-3A wins over Randolph

Southside blanks Laredo Nixon

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Brooks Academy, Harlandale, Lanier, Southside.

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Brooks Academy recorded back-to-back District 26-3A wins over rival Randolph recently.

In a rescheduled game March 28, the Bengals won 8-3 on its home field. Brooks Academy then repeated the feat with a 5-2 win March 31 in Universal City.

Winning pitcher Shelby Moreno, a senior, kept the Ro-Hawks scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning March 31. Brooks scored two runs in the third inning and another in the fourth to build the lead. The Bengals tacked on a pair of insurance runs in their half of the seventh.

Randolph led twice in the early innings March 28, 1-0 after an inning and 2-1 midway through the fourth. A grand slam by shortstop Tifani Guzman cleared the center-field fence in the Bengals’ fourth inning, highlighting a five-run rally that delivered the win for Moreno. The Bengals amassed seven hits.

Southside 10, Laredo Nixon 0 (5 innings)

The Cardinals (7-12, 3-6) recorded its second District 29-5A win over Laredo Nixon April 2 in Laredo. The win ended Southside’s four-game losing streak.

Brianna Hernandez pitched a three-hit shutout for Southside. The Cardinals supported her with 11 hits. They scored twice in the second inning, five runs in the third and three in fourth to activate the 10-run rule.

Southside defeated Nixon 13-3 in five innings March 6 at home.

Brackenridge 13, Lanier 1 (5 innings)

The Eagles (11-6, 10-1) extended their winning streak to five games with a pair of District 28-5A victories. Brackenridge drubbed Harlandale 16-7 March 30 and Lanier April 2.

Against Harlandale at the Tejeda Complex, second-place Brackenridge scored nine runs in its last two at-bats, then held off a five-run Indians rally in the bottom of the seventh. Winning pitcher Alexis Berlanga supplied three of the Eagles’ 15 hits – including a home run – and drove in five runs.

Jackie Nevarez (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) and Kassandra Garcia (2 RBIs) also hit home runs for Brackenridge. Navarez was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. CeCe Camacho, Devin Hernandez and Miranda Sandoval all collected two hits apiece.

Nadia Dominguez, Tiara Gomez (RBI), Breanna Heredia (2 doubles, RBI) and Maya Tovar each produced two of Harlandale’s 11 hits. Gabrielle Martinez hit a triple and drove in two runs for the Indians.

At Mary Ann Villarreal Field No. 2, Brackenridge gave freshman pitcher Shyleen Yanez a 5-1 cushion in the first two innings, then erupted for six runs in the third.

Yanez allowed just two hits in five innings.

Hernandez led the Eagles with a 3-for-4 performance including an RBI. Jaclyn Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a team-best 4 RBIs. Garcia manufactured two hits and two RBIs. Shaila Reza was 2-for-2.

Senior Brandi Mojica and sophomore Jaclyn Garza had Lanier’s hits.

SOFTBALL: CC Incarnate Word upends Knights before break

Holy Cross embarks on five-game week

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Holy Cross.

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Easter break may have come at the right time for Holy Cross.

Shortly before the holiday, the Knights (7-10-2, 3-2) were reminded of what they need to strengthen to continue their streak of postseason success. Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (14-6, 5-0) may have done them a favor by defeating the Knights 4-1 March 31 at Holy Cross in a TAPPS District 4-4A game.

“We’re still in the middle of things,” Holy Cross coach Angel Cedillo said. “The girls are working hard. They’re good kids, but they’re still pressing a little bit. We just have to have good pitching and hitting.

“We haven’t been able to do both at the same time. We’re out of sync.”

Holy Cross was tied for second place with perennial district champ Victoria St. Joseph (10-9, 3-2), whom the Knights upset 6-3 March 2 in Victoria. The rematch April 7 at Holy Cross was to begin a stretch of five games in seven days – three of which will count in the 4-4A standings.

The Knights were scheduled to play 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 10 at Texas Military Institute and Tuesday, April 14 at home against San Antonio Christian. A non-district game against Antonian, No. 5 in the Express-News area rankings was scheduled for Thursday, April 9.

“It’s just been a crazy season,” Cedillo said, “we’ve been in every game, but we haven’t come together.”

Against district-leading Incarnate Word, Holy Cross wasn’t able to score until the bottom of the seventh. The Angels broke a scoreless tie versus Knights starter Daisy Flores in the fourth.

A passed ball and an RBI single from Alyssa Perez made it 3-0 in the fifth. A base hit from Kehzie McCoy added the fourth Incarnate Word run with one out.

Holy Cross freshman Sarah LaFuente got her team out of the jam and didn’t allow another run.

“We’re pitching two young kids,” Cedillo said. “We’ve been pitching by committee. Our two best pitchers are Erin (Torralva) and Marisol (Ortega), but we need them out in the field. We’re a different team if they’re pitching.

“These kids have been a good hitting team, but pitching has been letting us down. But the freshman and sophomore pitched very well today.”

Cedillo admitted that he had the hitters he wanted coming up in the seventh, chasing a four-run deficit.

Megan Hernandez was safe on a dropped third strike leading off the inning. Caitlyn Macias’ infield fly fell for a single and the Knights had some kindling. Following a hard line out by Ortega (2-for-4) and an Angels error, Kat Rangel brought in Holy Cross’ run with a single to left field.

Nova Morin was a team-best 3-for-4 for Holy Cross. The Knights, who advanced to the TAPPS state quarterfinals each of the last two years, struck out nine times and left nine runners on base.

“We’ll keep plugging away,” Cedillo said. “We have good kids.”

BASEBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Burbank slides into second-place tie in 28-5A

East Central double-teams Southwest

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Burbank, East Central, Harlandale, Highlands, Jefferson, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston, Southwest.

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Burbank took advantage of a loss by Harlandale to climb another rung in the District 28-5A standings.

The second-place Bulldogs (9-6, 7-2), who began the week in third place, moved up with wins over Lanier (2-13, 1-8) 7-2 March 30 and Sam Houston (8-7, 6-2) 8-2 March 31. Harlandale (9-5-1, 7-2), which shared second, lost to district-leading McCollum 7-2 March 30, but rebounded to smash Jefferson (3-11, 2-7) 16-3 March 31.

Burbank used a five-run inning to break open a close game against fourth-place Sam Houston at SAISD Field No. 1. The Hurricanes led 2-0 when Burbank erupted for five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Both teams finished with nine hits.

Senior Arturo Martinez was the winning pitcher for Burbank.

Conrad Perez pitched a five-hitter in the Bulldogs’ win over Lanier, while allowing just one earned run. Perez struck out 16. The senior also aided his team by hitting a triple and driving in a run.

Jonathan Martinez, Humberto Lopez and Nico Basaldua had two hits apiece. Basaldua led the Bulldogs with a triple and two RBIs. Lopez and Martinez also brought in runs.

East Central 9, Southwest 1

Ruben Pena Jr. and Mendoza combined to pitch a four-hitter without permitting an earned run as the Hornets (10-4, 1-1) defeated Southwest (7-8, 0-2) in a District 28-5A contest April 2 at East Central.

East Central jumped on the Dragons with six runs in the bottom of the first.

Aaron Jaramillo (2-for-3, RBI) sparked the rally with a single to center field. Walks to Jeremy Almaguer, Fernando Luna and Matthew Tovar extended the inning until Carlos Gallegos and Kassidy

Ramon (2 RBIs each) contributed base hits. Jaramillo belted a double in his second at-bat of the inning.

Pena pitched five innings and Mendoza finished the game for East Central. Caleb Ybarra was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.

Senior Joseph Cerda led Southwest with a 2-for-3 hitting performance. Zachary Ponce drove in Southwest’s run.

McCollum 7, Harlandale 2

The Cowboys (9-5, 9-0) won the District 28-5A rivalry game against Harlandale with a share of first place at stake. The Indians could have tied McCollum with a win at the Frank Tejeda Complex.

Harlandale’s Nathan Reyes (2-for-4) led off the game with a single amd scored with help from Christian Slocume’s base hit. Freshman Caine Agis hit a fifth-inning triple.

McCollum took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the first. Winning pitcher Hector Arevalo’s triple brought in Jason Zertuche. Arevalo, who didn’t allow an earned run, scored on a ground out.

Cowboys senior Justin Zertuche was 2-for-3. Ralph Ramirez, A.J. Vasquez, Anthony Blackburn and Mike Ramirez each drove in runs for McCollum.

Highlands 8, Brackenridge 1

The fourth-place Owls (8-4-1, 6-2) notched an important District 28-5A win over Brackenridge (8-8, 4-5), which shares fifth with Sam Houston, March 30 at SAISD Field No. 2.

Highlands sophomore Bryan Aguilar pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine. Brayan Guerrero had the Eagles’ only hit.

Chris Ortiz (double) and John Cruz each produced two Owls hits and drove in one run apiece. Aguilar, John Cruz and David Perez also had RBIs.

BASEBALL: Buttons make St. Anthony gamble backfire for walkoff win

Olvera triple puts Central Catholic in position

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic.

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Central Catholic turned a risky move by St. Anthony into a sort of April Fools joke against the Yellowjackets.

On April 1 at Kahlig Park, St. Anthony tied the District 2-5A game in the top of the seventh. A leadoff triple by Buttons senior Chris Olvera in the bottom of the inning made the visitors take action.

The Yellowjackets opted to walk the bases loaded, to bring about a force play with the winning run on third base. St. Anthony reliever Gibby Rodriguez followed the two intentional walks with a strikeout, after falling behind 3-0 in the count. That brought up Eric Cantu, who walked on four pitches to give Central Catholic (7-9-1, 1-0) a 6-5 comeback victory.

“That’s a tough call,” Central Catholic coach Mike Gomez said of the intentional walk. “Like I told the guys, I don’t think I’d put my pitcher in that situation. That’s a lot of pressure. But we put their backs against the wall.”

Olvera was Central Catholic’s starting pitcher. He turned the ball over to Andres Alvarez with St. Anthony (7-5, 0-2) leading 3-1 after four innings.

“I already knew they were bringing in a new pitcher,” Olvera said of leading off the seventh. “I wanted to do something to get my team going. I felt like I didn’t pitch as well as I could have.”

Olvera drove the triple to the right-center field gap on a 1-2 pitch.

“I was looking for something slower,” he said. “I knew he wasn’t going to throw me a fastball, not to take anything away from their pitcher. At the beginning of the season, I was hitting the ball. Now I’m trying to get that back.”

St. Anthony started the game with an inside-the-park home run from leadoff hitter Henry Sanchez. Gomez said the hit should not have allowed Sanchez to circle the bases.

“It kind of put me down,” Olvera said. “After that, it took me a little while to get my rhythm. I wasn’t expecting any errors. I trust my defense completely.”

Central Catholic, which played error-free, evened the score in the bottom of the inning. Junior Max Grullon’s double brought in Ethan Rodriguez, who had singled.

“That was big,” Gomez said, “to hit the ball hard in the (gap) and get one back.”

The Yellowjackets’ Matt Arevalos regained the lead with a two-run triple in the third. A sacrifice fly from Julian Cantu increased St. Anthony’s lead to 4-1 in the fifth.

The Buttons forged a tie in the bottom of the inning. Rodriguez (2-for-3) lined an RBI single to center. A pair of St. Anthony errors and Garrison Lange’s two-run triple made it 4-4.

Grullon and Lange were issued intentional walks in the seventh after Olvera’s triple.

“They fought,” Gomez said of his team, “which they hadn’t been doing. I was excited to see them play well.”

Eric Cantu walked, stole second and scored the go-ahead run in the sixth on senior Nash Noal’s two-out double. St. Anthony forced Central Catholic to bunt in the seventh when Chris Gutierrez scored on a wild pitch, however, Buttons reliever Justin Dylla recorded three consecutive outs to strand a runner at third.

Dylla’s save was a good sign for a team that has been working to fortify its pitching staff.

“He came in and threw strikes,” Gomez said. “That was big. That’s a step right there.”

BASEBALL: Harlandale holds off late Sam Houston rally

Cowboys stretch 28-5A lead

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Harlandale, Lanier, McCollum, Sam Houston.

 

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There’s no question that Harlandale and Sam Houston are two of the emerging teams in District 28-5A. What’s been surprising is how fast the process is occurring.

Those things considered, though, there still was the open question of which would emerge victorious when they met March 24 on SAISD Field No. 1.

It remained open until the final out was recorded, although Harlandale (8-4-1, 6-1) tallied the winning runs in the sixth inning. Three Indians errors left the door open for the Hurricanes (8-6, 4-4) to make the final score 5-4.

“We did execute well,” said Harlandale coach Eric Forestier, who has no senior starters. “We did some good things offensively. The problem was defense. Even though they’re young, we still have to finish ballgames.”

Second-place Harlandale stunned third-place Burbank (7-6, 5-2) 11-1 March 27 at the Tejeda Complex. The Indians took a four-game winning streak into a March 30 showdown with its rival, district-leading McCollum (7-5, 7-0).

“We obviously did a lot better against Burbank,” Forestier said. “We still had a couple of errors, but we put the ball in play and scored runs.”

It was the Hurricanes’ second one-run district loss in a three-game span.

However, Sam Houston also used the game as a springboard. The Hurricanes finally had some breathing room March 27 in a 9-4 win over Lanier (2-11, 1-6) that concluded the first half of the 28-5A season.

“We’re just trying to take care of our business,” said 11th year Sam Houston coach Melton Schultz, whose team was 1-18 last year. “The kids have come a long way. They believe in themselves.”

Harlandale employed a combination of a key bunt and three base hits in the sixth to reinforce its 3-2 lead.

Base hits from freshman Shawn Tober and Richard Acosta started the rally. Indians freshman Jeremy Rocha did the damage with a two-run single.

Donny Campos was hit by a pitch and Taveon Jones placed a single just inside the first-base line in the Sam Houston seventh. Both scored. St. Gerard transfer Thomas Jones, one of four brothers from the family on the Hurricanes, was safe on an error and reached third base before Harlandale extinguished the threat.

“The big thing is that these kids have made this team a family,” Schultz said. “That’s all because of the kids. They played in summer leagues and played in a winter league this year. From all those extra games, they’ve gained experience and (knowledge) of the game.”

Sam Houston scored in the first inning on an RBI single from Brandon Jones, the team’s third-consecutive hit. The Indians tied it in the second on Acosta’s RBI ground out.

A safety squeeze from Christian Slocume – who also gave Harlandale the lead with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly – put the Indians ahead 2-1. Sam Houston tied it again in the third when Thomas Jones singled and scored on an error.

“I think we’re OK with pitching,” Forestier said. “The key against Burbank is we only gave up one walk. We made them put the ball in play – no free rides.”

In the Indians’ win over Burbank, Harlandale assembled a four-run third inning that assured the win. Burbank had had pulled within 2-1 in the top of the inning. The Indians pushed across five more runs in the fourth.

Tober pitched his second win of the week for Harlandale.

Timothy Smith went 3-for-4 with two RBIs for the Indians. Rocha was 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Nathan Reyes drove in two runs.

Against Lanier, Sam Houston broke the game open with a six-run third inning. Robert Medina and Rudy Lopez hit home runs for the Hurricanes. Nicholas Mojica homered for the Voks.

The Hurricanes have built off a runner-up finish at the Edgewood ISD Tournament in the early stages of the season. After struggling with numbers in recent seasons, Sam Houston currently has a robust 40 players in the program

“The biggest thing that’s making a difference is that they played in the summer league and they even played in a winter league this year,” Schultz said. “All those extra games have given them experience and (knowledge) of the game.”

McCollum

The Cowboys maintained their 28-5A lead with three wins between March 23 and March 27.

McCollum finished the week with a 26-0 win over Edison (2-12, 0-7) at SAISD Field No. 1. The Cowboys, who have scored 10 or more runs in six district games, edged Brackenridge (7-7, 3-4) 6-3 March 23 and Highlands (7-4, 5-2) 13-11 March 24.

Against Brackenridge on Field No. 1, McCollum scored four runs in the first two innings but had to stave off a three-run rally by the Eagles in the seventh. Hector Arevalo was the winning pitcher.

At Tejeda Field, Highlands established a 10-2 lead midway through the third inning. The Cowboys closed within 10-6 in the bottom of the inning. They trailed by the same margin, until scoring five runs in the sixth.

Ralph Ramirez led McCollum with three triples and six RBIs. Anthony Blackburn contributed three hits and three RBIs. A.J. Vasquez produced two RBIs.

Bryan Aguilar, Alex Esqueda and David Perez drove in two runs apiece for the Owls.

BASEBALL: Area playoff picture (thru April 18)

Baseball playoff picture

These are the area teams that have a chance to qualify for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):

Through April 18

ALREADY QUALIFIED: Burbank (11-7, 9-3), Harlandale (12-5-1, 10-2), McCollum (12-5, 12-0).

LIKELY QUALIFIERS: Highlands (11-5-1, 9-3), Holy Cross (14-7, 8-2).

POSSIBLE QUALIFIERS: Brackenridge (10-10, 6-7), East Central (11-6, 2-3), Southwest (9-9, 2-3).

SOFTBALL: Area playoff picture (thru April 18)

Softball playoff picture

These are the area teams that have a chance to qualify for the playoffs (in alphabetical order):

Through April 18

ALREADY QUALIFIED: Brackenridge (15-6, 14-1), Brooks Academy (4-5 ???, 4-5 ???), Holy Cross (11-11-2, 7-2), McCollum (18-3, 13-1).

LIKELY QUALIFIERS: East Central (17-6, 4-3), Edison (14-7, 9-5), Harlandale (10-10-1, 8-5), Southwest (19-7, 4-3).

POSSIBLE QUALIFIERS: Highlands (9-10, 6-8), Lanier (8-9, 7-7), South San (13-18, 1-6), Southside (8-14, 4-8).

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru April 18)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 12-18

Monday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King 6, Corpus Christi Ray 4

District 28-5A

Brackenridge 3, Lanier 2

Harlandale 5, Highlands 3 (8 innings)

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central 2, South San 1

Southwest 3, Corpus Christi Carroll 1

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 8, Seguin 5

Boerne Champion 10, Kennedy 0 (5 innings)

Kerrville Tivy 7, Lockhart 3

San Marcos 4, Floresville 2

District 28-5A

Brackenridge 10, Sam Houston 0 (5 innings)

Burbank 6, Jefferson 3

Harlandale 12, Edison 3

Highlands 11, Lanier 0 (5 innings)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 6, Laredo Nixon 0

Laredo Martin 8, Laredo Cigarroa 3

Somerset 2, Medina Valley 1

Uvalde 11, Southside 1 (6 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian 4, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 3

Holy Cross 10, San Antonio Christian 0 (5 innings)

TMI at Victoria St. Joseph (ppd., no reschedule date)

Corpus Christi John Paul II at Laredo St. Augustine (score unavailable)

Wednesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King 7, East Central 3

TAPPS 2-5A

Central Catholic 9, St. Anthony 2

Thursday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Holy Cross 10, Laredo St. Augustine 0 (5 innings)

Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi John Paul II (score unavailable)

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word at Victoria St. Joseph (ppd., no reschedule date)

San Antonio Christian at TMI (score unavailable)

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray at South San (ppd, rescheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday)

District 27-5A

Lockhart at Kennedy (score unavailable)

Memorial at Alamo Heights (ppd, rescheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday)

San Marcos at Kerrville Tivy (ppd., rescheduled to Saturday)

Seguin at Floresville  (ppd., no reschedule date)

District 28-5A

Burbank vs. Brackenridge at SAISD Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, SAISD Field No. 1)

Sam Houston vs. Highlands at SAISD Field No. 2 (ppd., rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, SAISD Field No. 2)

Lanier vs. Edison at SAISD Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for  4:30 p.m. Saturday, SAISD Field No. 1)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn at Somerset (score unavailable)

Laredo Cigarroa at Southside  (ppd., rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday)

Uvalde 6, Laredo Martin 1

Medina Valley at Laredo Nixon (suspended to Monday, MV leads 6-0 in 4th)

Non-district

Holy Cross at Antonian  (score unavailable)

Saturday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (ppd. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cabaniss
Field, Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Ray at South San (scores unavailable)

Southwest vs. Corpus Christi King (scores unavailable)

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 12, Memorial 1 (5 innings)
Kerrville Tivy 6, San Marcos 3

District 28-5A

Burbank 5, Brackenridge 1

Highlands 8, Sam Houston 0

Edison 2, Lanier 1

McCollum 2, Jefferson 0

TAPPS 2-5A

St. Anthony 9-15, Brownsville St. Joseph 1-0 (2nd game, 4 innings)

Antonian vs. Central Catholic (ppd. to Monday, time TBA)

TAPPS 4-4A

San Antonio Christian 5, Corpus Christi John Paul II 3

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word at Victoria St. Joseph (ppd., no  reschedule date)

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru April 18)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 12-18

Monday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion 12, Kennedy 2

District 28-5A

Edison 6, Lanier 4

Highlands 22, Sam Houston 2 (3 innings)

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

East Central 10, Southwest 3

South San vs. Corpus Christi King (ppd. to Wednesday)

Corpus Christi Carroll vs. Corpus Christi Ray (ppd. to Wednesday)

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 18, Memorial 3 (3 innings)

Lockhart 12, Kennedy 3

San Marcos 15, Kerrville Tivy 0 (5 innings)

Seguin at Floresville (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

Brackenridge 3, McCollum 1

Lanier 9, Harlandale 8

Edison 17, Sam Houston 1 (3 innings)

Highlands 16, Burbank 3 (5 innings)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 17, Laredo Martin 0

Laredo Cigarroa 11, Laredo Nixon 2

Medina Valley 11, Southside 0 (5 innings)

Somerset 7, Uvalde 1

District 26-3A

Natalia 10, Brooks Academy 0 (6 innings)

Randolph 18, Cole 3 (4 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 13-16, Cornerstone Christian 0-0

Holy Cross 15, San Antonio Christian 0 (4 innings)

TMI at Victoria St. Joseph (ppd., no reschedule date)

Wednesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 7, Corpus Christi Ray 1

Corpus Christi King 4, South San 0

Thursday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

San Antonio Christian at TMI (score unavailable)

Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi John Paul II (score unavailable)

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word at Victoria St. Joseph (ppd., no reschedule date)

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Southwest at South San  (rescheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday)

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion at Lockhart (rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday)

Floresville vs. Memorial (score unavailable)

San Marcos 11, Kennedy 0  (5 innings)

Kerrville Tivy at Seguin (ppd., no reschedule date)

District 28-5A

Sam Houston vs. Harlandale (rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday at Tejeda Complex)

Burbank vs. Edison (rescheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Villarreal Field No. 1)

McCollum vs. Highlands (rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Villarreal Field No. 2)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn at Laredo Nixon (score unavailable)

Laredo Cigarroa at Somerset (score unavailable)

Laredo Martin at Medina Valley (score unavailable)

Uvalde at Southside (score unavailable)

District 26-3A

Randolph at Brooks Academy (score unavailable)

Natalia at Marion (ppd., no reschedule date)

Saturday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi King vs. Corpus Christi Carroll (ppd., rescheduled to 6 p.m. Monday)

Southwest at South San (score unavailable)

Corpus Christi Ray at East Central (ppd., rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. Monday)
District 28-5A

Brackenridge 10, Jefferson 2

McCollum 10, Highlands 0 (5 innings)
Edison 16, Burbank 1 (4 innings)

District 28-5A

Holy Cross 11, TMI 1 (5 innings)

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru April 11)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of April 5-11

Monday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Holy Cross 3, Victoria St. Joseph 2

Tuesday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll (12-1, 2-1) 12, Corpus Christi King (11-5, 2-1) 10 (11 innings)
Corpus Christi Ray 9, East Central 1
Southwest 5, South San 0

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 4, Lockhart 0
Boerne Champion 6, Floresville 2
Kerrville Tivy 13, Kennedy 0 (5 innings)
San Marcos 15, Memorial 0 (5 innings)

District 28-5A

McCollum 7, Sam Houston 3
Harlandale 10, Brackenridge 0 (6 innings)
Highlands 9, Edison 6
Jefferson 7, Lanier 5

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 6, Laredo Cigarroa 0
Laredo Martin 4, Laredo Nixon 1
Medina Valley 11, Uvalde 0
Somerset 8, Southside 6

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian 11, Laredo St. Augustine 0
Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (10-4, 4-1) 5, TMI (5-9, 3-4) 4
Corpus Christi John Paul II 6, San Antonio Christian 4
Victoria St. Joseph 12, Holy Cross 8

Wednesday’s games

TAPPS 2-5A

Antonian 6, Central Catholic 0

Thursday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian 7, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 1

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Ray 8, Southwest 3
Corpus Christi King at East Central (ppd., rescheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday)

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 5, San Marcos 4
Boerne Champion 6, Kerrville Tivy 1
Seguin 18, Memorial 0 (5 innings)
Lockhart at Floresville (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

McCollum 1, Burbank 0

District 29-5A

Laredo Martin 13, Southside 1
Medina Valley 3, Eagle Pass Winn 2
Somerset 7, Laredo Nixon 6
Uvalde 9, Laredo Cigarroa 6

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 3, Victoria St. Joseph 2

Saturday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 11, South San 0 (5 innings)
Corpus Christi King at East Central (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

Jefferson 10, Sam Houston 0 (6 innings)
Harlandale vs. Highlands (suspended in 3rd inning w/ Harlandale leading 1-0; will resume 4:30 p.m. Monday)
Lanier vs. Brackenridge (ppd., rescheduled for 7 p.m. Monday)

TAPPS 2-5A

Central Catholic 12, Brownsville St. Joseph 2 (5 innings)
St. Anthony at Antonian (ppd., no reschedule date)

TAPPS 4-4A

Cornerstone Christian 10, San Antonio Christian 5
Holy Cross 8, TMI 6
Laredo St. Augustine at Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (DH) (scores unavailable)