SOFTBALL: Quinones powers Edison’s offense, fills vital defensive role

Golden Bears, Harlandale put up big numbers

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Sam Houston.


Four years on Edison’s varsity have made Marisela Quinones appreciate the importance of making sacrifices for the team.

Quinones, therefore, made the difficult switch from catcher to shortstop recently. The move was necessitated by a high ankle sprain injury to senior shortstop Denise Cruz March 11 in a 6-5 loss to Lanier.

In her second start in the middle of the diamond, Quinones supplied three RBIs with a 4-for-4 plate performance as the Golden Bears (10-6, 4-2) crunched Burbank (1-12, 1-5) 20-0 March 17 at Mary Ann Villarreal Complex Field No. 2.

“I’m going to miss catching,” Quinones said, “but the team needed me to come out into the field. Coming from my freshman year, we had a great group of girls. I learned a lot from them.”

Cruz was expected to miss two more weeks of competition.

“Denise is a big part of the offense and defense,” Edison coach Aimee Silva said. “We’ve had to move some things around. Mari’s filling the gap. She hasn’t been playing there at all this year, so she’s a little rusty.”

Edison’s outburst against Burbank was its second-consecutive, 20 or more run 28-5A game. The Bears smacked Sam Houston 21-2 March 12.

However, it’s bats seemed a little rusty in the first inning as Burbank pitcher Celeste Salazar retired three of the four batters she faced. That changed in the second inning, when Edison senior pitcher Amaryllis Northstein drew a walk and advanced on Destiny McCarty’s seeing-eye single.

The Golden Bears’ first run scored on a wild pitch. Destiny Hernandez (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) provided an RBI single and a Bulldogs error made it 3-0. Quinones drilled a two-run single and Alex Almanza (2-for-4, 2 RBIs) followed with a run-scoring hit. Destiny McCarty (3-for-3, RBI)and Miranda Campos drove in runs before Burbank got the third out.

“It’s been a while since we’ve had this,” Quinones said of the big inning. “It was great coming back after a week off.”

A ground out from Almanza and the first of two doubles from catcher Isabel Lopez (3-for-4, 3 RBIs) increased Edison’s lead to 8-0 in the third.

“Isabel’s a big part of our lineup,” Silva said. “That was a plus.”

Burbank only mustered two hits against Nothstein (10-6), but managed to put nine runners on base in the shutout.

The Bulldogs mounted their best threat in the bottom of the inning. Sophie Sanchez led off and was safe on an error. With two outs, a single by Salazar sent Sanchez to third, but Nothstein got an inning-ending strikeout.

Quinones forced out two runners at second base in the first inning to help keep the Bulldogs scoreless.

“I’m trying to look really comfortable out there,” Quinones said. “I didn’t want to look jittery for my teammates.”

Edison, which hammered 18 hits, applied the finishing touches to the game in the fourth. A pair of Burbank errors factored into the eight-run rally.

Lopez drove in two runs. Alyssa Gutierrrez, Hernandez and Quinones also collected RBIs.

“(Hitting) has been our weakness we’re trying to (improve),” Silva said. “We’re still doing things we shouldn’t be doing, but we’re working and competing.”

Harlandale 28, Sam Houston 0

The Indians (5-7-2, 4-2), who share third place with Edison, scored 18 first-inning runs as Isabella Tellez pitched a no-hitter against Sam Houston (0-12, 0-7) in a District 28-5A win March 17 at SAISD Field No. 2.

Harlandale added seven runs in the second frame of the three-inning contest. Maya Tovar (double) drove in five runs, while Bryanna Heredia (triple) and Katalyna Trevino (double, triple) had four RBIs apiece. Nadia Dominguez added two doubles, a triple and three RBIs.

BASEBALL: Highlands finds youthfulness isn’t a drawback

Owls hold off Hurricanes for key 28-5A win

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Highlands, Sam Houston.



Inexperience often is cited as a cause for teams that struggle, and it’s usually legitimately responsible. Highlands is showing that it doesn’t have to be a drawback.

The Owls (6-2-1, 4-0) have risen to the District 28-5A lead, which they shared with McCollum (4-5, 4-0) heading into their March 24 showdown. Having five freshmen and four sophomores on their 12-man roster hasn’t gotten in the way of contending for the district title so far.

“I knew they were going to be young, but I saw a lot of talent coming up,” Highlands coach Stephen Jauregui said. “I’m trying to teach them to do the little things the right way and just be competitive. We don’t talk about winning. We talk about the keys to success and process to being successful.”

Highlands won a tough battle, 5-4, over the district’s other surprise team, Sam Houston (6-5, 2-3), March 17 at SAISD Field No. 1. Sophomore pitcher Bryan Aguilar stranded two runners on base, squelching a would-be, seventh-inning rally from the Hurricanes.

“Sam Houston was really competitive, right from the get-go,” Jauregui said. “They came out with a lot of intensity. I told the kids to keep fighting and find a way to win each inning.”

Highlands scored twice in the first inning and had established a 4-0 lead before the Hurricanes notched their initial run. The Owls recorded the winning run in the top of the fifth and clung to a 5-3 advantage after Sam Houston scored two in the bottom of the inning.

“Sam Houston intentionally walked our leadoff guy, so we wanted to be aggressive,” Jauregui said. “We had a bunt-and-run going, so we got the runner down to second. We tried to come out and put a lot of pressure on them right away.

“We tried to catch them off guard a little bit. I don’t think we had any big hits, we just moved runners along the basepaths.”

Aguilar finshed with 13 strikeouts in Highlands’ only game of the week. A scheduled game against third-place Burbank (5-5, 3-1) was postponed to March 23.

“Bryan threw a complete game and ended the game on a pickoff play,” Jauregui said. “He had some arm issues last year and only pitched two games. This year, our expectations were high and he’s done well.”

The Owls have been receiving contributions up and down the roster. Jauregui said his challenge has been to keep his young team’s momentum intact with rain making their competition opportunities sporadic.

The rains left Highlands with three games in the week that ends Friday, Sept. 27 against Jefferson (2-8, 1-4) in a 6 p.m. contest on SAISD Field No. 2

“It’s probably our biggest week of the season,” Jauregui said. “Burbank’s a great team that’s hitting really well. McCollum has two great pitchers and they can hit the ball as well. We’ll just try to go out there and be competitive.”

BASEBALL: East Central stays focused, completes Roosevelt trifecta

Hornets beat rain to take momentum into district play




Coaches loathe playing the same team three times in a season, let alone little more than a week.

That’s the challenge East Central (8-3) was presented with March 20 in a game moved up an hour to finish just ahead of a slowly advancing rainstorm. Mother Nature placed that distraction squarely in the Hornets’ path, but they still wouldn’t bite.

With the exception of one half-inning their concentration remained on the task at hand and the Hornets completed the trifecta. They downed Roosevelt for the third time in nine days, 10-3. Each of the games took place on East Central’s home field.

“It was very difficult, after we were very competitive with them the first two times,” East Central coach Joe Gutierrez said. “One of the things we talked about was focusing on one pitch and one play at a time.

“We try to concentrate on what we need to work on with our team. You’re going to make mistakes, but it’s a matter of how you respond.”

The Hornets defeated Roosevelt 11-1 March 11 and 3-0 March 12 in the opening games of the East Central Tournament. They won four of five games in the tournament, but took a two-game losing streak into their next meeting with the Roughriders.

Roosevelt (0-9) trailed 6-0 after five innings — as East Central freshman pitcher Blade Strzelczyk allowed no hits or baserunners through four – but threw a scare into the Hornets in the top of the sixth. The Roughriders crept within three by capitalizing on a Hornets error and run-scoring hits from Joey Castaneda and Brennan Boykin.

“We got some timely hits at the right time,” Gutierrez said. “That’s part of the game. We told them, ‘Let’s get those runs back,’ and they responded.”

East Central junior Justin Upshaw-Mendoza, who reached base in each of his four plate appearances. drew a walk that began the rally. Carlos Gallegos beat out an infield single and Joseph Gutierrez (2-for-4) lined a base hit to right field, loading the bases.

Strzelczyk’s fourth walk forced in a run. Shortstop Jeremy Almaguer (3 RBIs) crushed a two-run double and Kyle Wildman singled to make it 10-3.

“We already knew how the competition was going to be,” Upshaw-Mendoza said. “We just needed to come out here and play.”

The Hornets took the lead with two runs in the second inning, as Gutierrez contributed the only hit. Upshaw-Mendoza drew the first of four East Central walks in the third and scored on a passed ball for a 3-0 lead. The Hornets also pushed across a run in the fourth without generating one of its seven hits.

East Central scored twice in the fifth. Tristan Alvarado scored the first run on an error and Fernando Luna (2-for-5) made it 6-0 with an RBI single.

“We have to find a way to score before the big hits come,” Gutierrez said. “We want them to come at the right time and bring in a run.”

Hornets pitchers Strzelczyk, Jacob Guerra and Wildman combined to limit Roosevelt to three hits.

“I think we’re coming together as a team and playing as one,” Upshaw-Mendoza said. “We’ve been playing well. We’re playing for each other. We have a really strong bullpen, and we’re competing well on the mound.”

East Central, which has four seniors and seven juniors, begins District 28-6A play when they play host to Corpus Christi Carroll Friday, March 27 at 7 p.m. The Tigers (10-0-1) are No. 7 in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A state rankings.

With most of its players benefitting from at least one year of varsity experience, the Hornets are aiming for a better run through the tough district. East Central finished 13-10-2 overall and 3-7 in the district.

“We have high expectations,” Gutierrez said. “Our pitching is good. If we can get runners on base and move them over, that goes a long way.”

BASEBALL: Holy Cross begins new chapter with win over TMI

Knights avenge one-run losses in 2013 and 2014




Holy Cross lifted a weight off its back in collecting its first district win.

Texas Military Institute has been a roadblock to the Knights (7-5, 1-0) in district play. However, March14 at Holy Cross, the host team used a five-run third inning to down the Panthers (4-5, 0-1) in their TAPPS District 4-4A opener.

“It’s really important,” Holy Cross senior Jeremy Martinez said. “It shows our hard work is paying off, to come out and get a win. We had lost to them two years in a row by one run. My sophomore year, we lost to them when we had a chance to go to the playoffs.”

The victory brought a satisfying closure to a spring break week that began with 21-3 and 11-1 losses in a March 12 doubleheader against powerful Antonian. The Knights rebounded to vanquish Cotulla 17-5 at home on March 14.

Holy Cross has high hopes for its district season, with 10 experienced seniors on its roster. The Knights were 6-17 overall and 1-8 in district last year.

“I’ve had these kids for four years and they’ve been through a lot,” Knights coach Polo Botello said. “I’m looking forward to this season and they’re playing together as a team. In 22 years of coaching, I’ve never had this many seniors.”

Holy Cross senior shortstop Chris Rodriguez sparked the Knights’ first rally by reaching base on an error. Following a single from Ricky Robles, he scored on a groundout from fellow senior Steven Villela.

The run held up until the third inning, when freshman left-hander Jaime Ramirez ran into trouble as he reached his pitch limit. The Panthers strung together three walks and cleanup hitter David Embs delivered a two-run single. It was the only hit the lefty allowed, although Rodriguez prevented another with diving catch of a sinking liner in the second.

“He doesn’t pitch like a freshman,” Botello said. “He has a lot of poise. But he was at 55 pitches, and we’ve got plenty of arms.”

Ramirez turned the ball over to junior Augie Gutierrez, who allowed one hit over the next three innings. Martinez, whose 2014 season ended early because of an elbow injury, retired TMI in order in the seventh.

“We’re starting out with him in a relief role,” Botello said. “Right now, we’re closing with him. We’re hoping he’ll pitch in college. He has all the tools and he’s ready to go now.”

Holy Cross put the game out of the Panthers’ reach in the fifth.

Ramirez (2-for-2, RBI) led off the inning with a single that hugged the right-field line. Villela picked up another RBI with a ground out. Martinez, who hit a long fly out in his first at-bat, gave the Knights a 3-2 lead with a single to center.

“I felt like I was seeing the ball a lot better,” Martinez said. “Last game, I had some rough at-bats.

“It certainly helps when your teammates are coming up and hitting the ball.”

Gutierrez helped his cause with an RBI double. Gus Aguirre punctuated the rally with a two-run double over the right fielder’s head for a 6-2 lead.

Holy Cross added a run in the seventh when Ramirez drove in substitute Phillip Juarez, who had singled. The Knights made the most of their seven hits.

The roots of the victory might be traced back to a victory at state-ranked Class 3A Marion last year.

“It showed we were capable of beating big teams,” Martinez said.

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: Lanier emerging from 28-5A pack

Southwest grabs second in San Marcos

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, Edison, Harlandale, Highlands, Lanier, Southwest.


Lanier is starting to make some noise under first-year coach Brandon Baldwin.

In fact, the Voks (3-5, 3-3) probably raised some eyebrows March 11 with a pair of wins over District 28-5A playoff contenders. Lanier began the day with a 12-8 win over Highlands (5-5, 2-3) and finished it with a 6-5 walkoff victory over Edison (8-4, 3-2).

Harlandale (4-7-2, 3-2), which shared third place with Edison, defeated fifth-place Lanier 7-1 March 12, at the end of spring break.

Against Edison, the Golden Bears tied the score in the seventh when Mari Quinones singled and came in on a double steal for a 5-4 lead.

Lanier tied it as Samantha Ibarra (3-for-3) led off the Voks’ seventh with a single and scored on Amanda Davila’s triple. Pitcher Ashley Flores (3-for-4) followed with an RBI single.

In the win over Highlands, Lanier broke a 5-5 tie with two runs in the fifth. Voks senior shortstop Brandi Mojica was 3-for-4 with a double. Ashley Lopez finished with two doubles and three RBIs. Jolene Garcia, Destiny Garza (double) and Davila (triple) each drove in two runs.

Harlandale snapped Lanier’s hot streak with a three-run rally in the fourth. Skylar Perez contributed a double and Nadia Dominguez added an RBI single to the Indians’ outburst.


The Dragons (14-5) fell just short of a championship March 14 at the San Marcos Tournament. The host school edged Southwest 4-3 with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and final inning.

Southwest, which won its first four tournament games by a combined score of 29-0, had taken the lead in the top of the inning. The Dragons defeated San Marcos for last year’s Region IV championship.

Junior Caitlin Terrazas delivered an RBI double and Yanira Fernandez added an RBI single earlier in the game. Terrazas hit a home run and Kristal Salinas drove in three runs in an 11-0 win over Dallas Bishop Lynch March 13.

Terrazas pitched a two-hit shutout in the tourney opener, as the Dragons trounced Canyon Lake 10-0. Deja Tapia recorded a three-hitter in Southwest’s 3-0 win over El Paso Americas.

The Dragons reached the finals with wins over Shiner 5-3 and Houston Lamar 4-3 March 14.

Highlands 11, Burbank 1

The Owls grabbed a two-run lead in the first inning and continued to expand on it for a District 28-5A victory over Burbank (2-9-1, 1-4) March 12 at Mary Ann Villarreal Field No. 1.

Singles by Jenelle Rodriguez and Jessica Garza led to Highlands’ first two runs. A bases-loaded fielder’s choice from Bella de la Garza answered Burbank’s run in the third. Garza added a two-run triple in the fourth that built a 6-1 lead.

Highlands pitcher Jenna Devora limited the Bulldogs to two hits.

SOFTBALL: Abundis pitches second straight no-hitter for surging McCollum

Cowboys down Brack to take 28-5A lead

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Brackenridge, Jefferson, McCollum.



By their very nature, no-hitters are rare. When they occur in back-to-back outings, it’s like capturing lightning in a bottle.

Yet, that’s what McCollum’s Kim Abundis accomplished recently. The senior pitcher was unscathed in outings against Burbank March 7 and Jefferson March 12.

“I have more confidence and I have more pitches this year,” Abundis said. “I pitched a lot more in the offseason.”

Abundis (6-2) took a perfect game into the fourth inning of the 14-0 win over Jefferson. It was the perfect encore to McCollum’s 7-1 victory over Brackenridge, which put the Cowboys (10-2, 5-0) in the District 28-5A driver’s seat a couple of hours earlier.

Sophomore pitcher Amber Saucedo (4-0) scattered six hits in the showdown win over Brackenridge (7-7, 3-1).

“It’s been a work in progress this year,” first-year McCollum coach James Rodriguez said. “We came in here struggling a little bit, but Amber and Kim both have been pitching well.”

They had plenty of offensive support. The Cowboys hammered 17 hits against Jefferson and 11 against the Eagles.

“This year, it’s been a big help, with all the runs we’re scoring,” said Abundis, who was 2-for-2 with three RBIs against Brack and 1-for-2 with two RBIs against Jefferson.

“I think all of us have good sticks. We’re all good hitters.”

The Cowboys against Brackenridge. Val Lopez singled, Abundis drove a two-run double and Erika Martinez brought in a fourth run on an Eagles error for a 5-0 lead through two innings.

“They had 11 hits and we had six,” Brackenridge coach Robyn Murken said. “They just put them together and had some unearned runs as well. But you look at the score, and it doesn’t seem like a 7-1 game.”

Brackenridge sophomore pitcher Alyssa Berlanga, another of the district’s top pitchers, had trouble finding her rhythm at the start, but was on target from the third inning forward. Berlanga retired the Cowboys in order in the third and didn’t allow another hit until she had recorded the first out in the sixth.

“Alexis told me she was warmed up,” Murken said. “Maybe what made the difference is that McCollum is a really good hitting team.”

The Eagles fell further behind in the sixth, when another Abundis double brought in a run and Martinez followed with an RBI single to right. Brackenridge scored in the bottom of the inning, when Jackie Nevarez’s sacrifice fly brought in Cece Camacho.

“We had trouble coming up to speed with (Saucedo’s) pitches,” Murken said. “We shut them down after the second inning, but we couldn’t get anything across.”

Brackenridge has been coping with injuries. The Eagles were missing third baseman Alexis Berlanga and catcher Celeste Canalez when they played the Cowboys. Both are seniors.

However, the Eagles have been fortifying one of their strengths as the season has unfolded.

“They’re very versatile,” Murken said. “I have people I can move around to play different positions.”

McCollum scored most of their runs with two outs against Jefferson. The Cowboys bolted to a 5-0 lead before the Mustangs batted. They combined three walks with hits from Kim Casias (3-for-4, RBI), Saucedo and Lauryn Martinez.

Lopez and Savannah Borjas (3-for-3, 2 RBIs) drilled consecutive two-out doubles in the third. Sophomore Brianna Kinnard knocked in Borjas to make it 11-0 after three innings.

Rodriguez and his wife, Kathleen, started the softball program at Schreiner College in 1996. Kathleen was Abundis’ offseason pitching coach.

The pair served as co-head coaches at Eastern New Mexico University and the University of Texas-El Paso before returning to San Antonio.

“It’s all about making sure we bunt, steal and do all the little things,” said Rodriguez, a McCollum alum who played baseball at St. Mary’s University. “We want to play smart softball and hit it to the gaps.”

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of March 15-21

Monday’s games


Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (score unavailable)


Central Catholic 8, Stillwater (Okla.) 6

Tuesday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 8, Seguin 6

Boerne Champion 7, Kennedy 1

San Marcos 10, Floresville 2

Lockhart at Kerrville Tivy (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

Burbank 11, Brackenridge 2

Highlands 5, Sam Houston 4

McCollum 13, Jefferson 3 (5 innings)

Lanier 5, Edison 4 (9 innings)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley 9, Somerset 0

Eagle Pass Winn at Laredo Nixon (ppd. to Wednesday)

Laredo Martin at Laredo Cigarroa (ppd. to Wednesday)

Uvalde 16, Southside 1 (5 innings)


Holy Cross 13, San Antonio Christian 6

Victoria St. Joseph at TMI (ppd. to 6 p.m. Wednesday)

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


Churchill 9, East Central 3

Wednesday’s games

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn 5, Laredo Nixon 3

Laredo Martin at Laredo Cigarroa (ppd. to Thursday)


Victoria St. Joseph 6, TMI 0

Thursday’s games

District 27-5A

Kerrville Tivy 8, San Marcos 5

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa 6, Laredo Martin 4


TMI 6, San Antonio Christian 2


Antonian 10, Southwest 9

South San vs. Central Catholic at Kahlig Park (canceled)

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights 14,  Memorial 0 (5 innings)

Floresville at Seguin (ppd. to Monday)

Kennedy at Lockhart (score unavailable)

District 28-5A

Burbank vs. Highlands (ppd. to Monday)

Sam Houston vs. Edison (ppd. to Monday)

McCollum vs. Brackenridge (ppd. to Monday)

Lanier vs. Harlandale  (ppd. to Monday)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley 9, Laredo Nixon 1

Somerset at Eagle Pass Winn (score unavailable)

Laredo Cigarroa 7, Southside 6

Uvalde 9,Laredo Martin 6


Victoria St. Joseph 3, Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 2


Antonian 22, Jefferson 0 (3 innings)

East Central 10, Roosevelt 3

Holy Cross at South San (ppd., no reschedule date)

Saturday’s games

District 27-5A

Memorial at Floresville, noon

San Marcos at Kennedy, 1 p.m.

Lockhart at Boerne Champion (ppd., to 6 p.m. Wednesday)

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


Antonian at Brownsville St. Joseph (DH), 1 & 3 p.m.


Corpus Christi John Paul II at Cornerstone Christian, 1 p.m.

Laredo St. Augustine at Holy Cross (ppd., no reschedule date)

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 21)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of March 15-21

Monday’s games

No games scheduled

Tuesday’s games

District 27-5A

San Marcos 17, Kennedy 0 (4 innings)

Boerne Champion 7, Lockhart 4

Floresville  24, Memorial 0 (3 innings)

Seguin 14, Kerrville Tivy 5

District 28-5A

Brackenridge 15, Jefferson 0 (4 innings)

Edison 20, Burbank 0 (4 innings)

Harlandale 28, Sam Houston 0 (3 innings)

McCollum 10, Highlands 0 (6 innings)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley 17, Southside 0 (4 innings)

Laredo Cigarroa vs. Laredo Nixon (ppd. to Wednesday)

Eagle Pass Winn 19, Laredo Martin 0 (3 innings)

Somerset 9, Uvalde 0 (score unavailable)


Holy Cross 15, San Antonio Christian 1 (5 innings)

Victoria St. Joseph at TMI (ppd. to Wednesday)

Cornerstone Christian at Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (score unavailable)


Johnson 4, South San 0

Wednesday’s games

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa vs. Laredo Nixon (ppd. to Thursday)


San Antonio Christian at Cornerstone Christian (score unavailable)

Victoria St. Joseph at TMI (score unavailable)


Holy Cross at Antonian, 7 p.m. (ppd. to Thursday)

Thursday’s games

District 29-5A

Laredo Cigarroa 8, Laredo Nixon 6


Antonian 10, Holy Cross 3

Friday’s games

District 28-6A

Corpus Christi Carroll 10, East Central 4

Corpus Christi King at Southwest (ppd. to 6 p.m. Monday)

Corpus Christi Ray 6, South San 4

District 27-5A

Floresville at Alamo Heights (score unavailable)

Boerne Champion at San Marcos (score unavailable)

Kerrville Tivy 17, Memorial 0 (3 innings)

Kennedy at Seguin (ppd. to 2 p.m. Saturday)

District 28-5A

Sam Houston vs. Lanier at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd. to Monday)

McCollum vs. Edison at Villarreal Field No. 2 (ppd. to Monday)

Jefferson vs. Highlands at Villarreal Field No. 3 (ppd. to Monday)

Burbank vs. Harlandale at Tejeda Complex (ppd. to Monday)

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon at Eagle Pass Winn (score unavailable)

Uvalde 14, Southside 2 (5 innings)

Somerset at Laredo Cigarroa (score unavailable)

Medina Valley at Laredo Martin (score unavailable)

District 26-3A

Cole at Marion (score unavailable)

Natalia 15, Randolph 0 (4 innings)


TMI at Holy Cross (score unavailable)

Saturday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights at Kerrville Tivy (score unavailable)

Kennedy at Seguin (ppd. to 5 p.m. Monday)


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

Victoria St. Joseph at Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (score unavailable)

TMI at San Antonio Christian (score unavailable)

BASEBALL: Area rankings (thru March 14)

Through March 14


TOP 15:


Rank-Team-Last week

1. Southwest – 1

2. East Central – 2

3. Central Catholic – 3

4. McCollum – 4

5. Highlands – 8

6. Burbank – 5

7. Sam Houston – 11

8. Harlandale – 7

9. Holy Cross – 10

10. Brackenridge – 6

11. Kennedy – 12

12. South San – 9

13. Jefferson – 13

14. Lanier – 14

15. Edison – 15


NR = not ranked

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (thru March 14)

Through March 14


TOP 15:


Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 1

2. Southwest – 2

3. South San – 3

4. McCollum – 6

5. Brackenridge – 4

6. Holy Cross – 5

7. Edison – 7

8. Harlandale – 8

9. Lanier – 13

10. Highlands – 9

11. Jefferson – 10

12. Southside – 11

13. Kennedy – 12

14. Burbank – 14

15. Sam Houston – 15


NR = not ranked