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.