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.

SOFTBALL: Kennedy takes testing break after productive week

Cerda leads Rockets to win over rival Memorial

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Kennedy, Memorial.

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Kennedy is taking some time off for good behavior this week.

Of course, that time off is scheduled and really is independent of the fact that the Rockets (2-10-1, 1-8) have been competing well in recent District 27-5A games. However, that doesn’t mean it’s any less welcome after Kennedy played four times last week.

“They need some time off to recuperate,” first-year Kennedy coach Kim Fernandez said. “That was a lot for the girls to take in. I’m giving them Monday (March 30) off to rejuvenate their bodies and get ready for Thursday.”

The Rockets were scheduled for a 7 p.m. 27-5A game Thursday, April 2 at Kerrville Tivy (4-9, 4-4).

“After three straight home games,” Fernandez said, “it will be nice to travel and get some things done on the way.”

Kennedy began its jam-packed week with a 10-0 loss to Seguin (6-6, 5-3) March 22. The Rockets returned to Edgewood Field No. 2 to defeat archrival Memorial (0-14, 0-9) 16-1 a day later. Kennedy also had a busy weekend, absorbing a tough 5-1 loss to Alamo Heights (5-11, 3-6) March 27 and a 10-0 loss to Floresville (11-4, 5-4) March 28.

“They’ve played pretty well up to a certain point,” Fernandez said of her team. “Then they kind of break down. They’ve been through a lot the last few years, with changing coaches. At this point, I’m really trying to build their confidence.”

The win over Memorial was the first in Kennedy’s district schedule. Sophomore Amy Cerda was the winning pitcher.

“Amy did really well. It was a commanding performance and she gave it her all,” Fernandez said. “The girls did really well, capitalizing on (Memorial’s) mistakes. That was one of the the things we really practiced, what to do when we got runners on base.”

Cerda has been the Rockets’ catalyst. In addition to shouldering all Kennedy’s starts, she also carries the team’s highest batting average. Cerda is in her second season as the team’s ace pitcher.

“Amy’s a very good asset to our team,” Fernandez said. “She has a lot of different pitches this year. We’re working on a screwball. She has good overall pitching skills and good knowledge of the game. And she also has a really good stick.”

Cerda provided two hits and junior second baseman Taylor Martinez drove in Kennedy’s run against Alamo Heights. The RBI triple, which followed base hits from Cerda and Chelsea Mendez, gave the Rockets a 1-0 advantage in the opening inning. The Mules took charge with three runs in the second.

Kennedy transferred its momentum from the Memorial win over to the Alamo Heights game.

“It really did give us confidence in ourselves,” Fernandez said. “We played Memorial very hard and very strong.”

Fernandez coached McCollum from 2007 to 2010. She’s also was a first-year volleyball coach for Kennedy this fall.

She appreciates her team’s close-knit atmosphere. The Rockets have 11 juniors, two seniors and two freshmen.

“They really have been playing together for a long time,” Fernandez said.

SOFTBALL: One swing of Terrazas’ bat delivers Dragons win

Grand slam helps Southwest overcome solid outing from Montes

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: South San, Southwest.

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South San pitcher Alyssa Montes was in control during the early innings March 27 at Southwest.

Montes didn’t allow a hit through the first three innings.Then the Dragons (16-6, 2-1) demonstrated why they’ve been one of the most dangerous offensive teams in the metro area over the last several seasons.

A pair of walks to Southwest’s Caitlin Terrazas changed the game. Terrazas drew a walk on five pitches in the fourth inning. When Terrazas waited out two more pitches outside the strike zone in her next at-bat, the Dragons standout uncorked a grand-slam home run that provided the impetus for an 8-5 District 28-6A win.

“I knew she was going to pitch me outside,” the junior pitcher said. “I was determined that if she got a pitch up, I was going to jump on it. That’s what happened.”

South San (12-6, 0-3), which has opened district play with three tough losses, scratched out a run in its first at-bat. Bobcats shortstop Amanda Vallejo manufactured the run from a leadoff walk, a sacrifice bunt by Tara Salazar and two wild pitches.

Montes retired the first 11 Dragons batters in order to preserve the shutout.

“Alyssa has been battling,” South San coach Ray Castillo said. “She’s always looking forward to the next challenger. She’s always looking to give a better performance.”

Following Terrazas’ two-out walk in the fourth, Miranda Gonzales sent the game’s first hit to center field. Then senior third baseman Yanira Fernandez found the left-center field gap for a two-run single.

“YaYa always comes through for us,” Southwest coach Sandy Hernandez said. “She must love that No. 6 spot (in the lineup).”

South San couldn’t regain the lead, despite a last-inning uprising.

After the first-inning run, Terrazas retired the next 10 of the next 11 Bobcats. The lone baserunner was caught stealing by Southwest catcher Juliana Cerda.

Southwest set the table for Terrazas in the fifth with a walk to Deja Tapia and Isabel Soto’s infield single.

“It’s tough, because we kept it close for a while,” Castillo said. “What can you say about a phenomenal player like (Terrazas)?”

Terrazas didn’t allow a hit until the second batter in South San’s half of the sixth. Montes hit a drive to straightaway center field for a solo home run and the Dragons’ lead was slashed to 6-1.

Southwest used base hits from Cerda and Soto (2-for-3) out of the bottom half of the order to make it 8-1 in the sixth.

The insurance runs almost came into play. South San pushed across three runs in the seventh without picking up its third hit. Rebekah Ricondo, Andrea Ricondo and Brooke Flores touched the plate after drawing walks. Vallejo added a sacrifice fly.

“My girls played well,” Castillo said. “They’re very young. We just need to continue improving every week. We need to keep fighting and take advantage of opportunities.”

The Dragons got back on track after losing to East Central March 24.

“I feel pretty good about it,” Terrazas said of Southwest’s 23rd softball team. “We understand that we have to work hard and utilize the talent we do have. We have to play to the best of our ability every game.”

BASEBALL: Area rankings (thru April 2)

Through April 2

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 2

2. Southwest – 1

3. McCollum – 4

4. Central Catholic – 3

5. Harlandale – 8

6. Burbank – 6

7. Highlands – 5

8. Holy Cross – 9

9. Sam Houston – 7

10. Brackenridge – 11

11. Kennedy – 10

12. South San – 12

13. Jefferson – 13

14. Lanier – 14

15. Edison – 15

 

NR = not ranked

 

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (thru April 2)

Through April 2

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 2

2. Southwest – 1

3. McCollum – 3

4. Brackenridge – 5

5. South San – 4

6. Holy Cross – 6

7. Edison – 7

8. Harlandale – 8

9. Lanier – 9

10. Highlands – 10

11. Kennedy – 12

12. Jefferson – 11

13. Southside – 13

14. Burbank – 14

15. Brooks Academy – NR

 

NR = not ranked

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru April 2)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of March 29-April 4

Monday’s games

District 28-5A

Brackenridge 16, Harlandale 7

Edison 6, Highlands 5

Lanier 8, Jefferson 7

McCollum 20, Sam Houston 0 (3 innings)

Non-district

New Braunfels Christian Academy 20, San Antonio Christian 7

Tuesday’s games

District 26-3A

Brooks Academy 5, Randolph 2

Natalia 9, Marion 0

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word 4, Holy Cross 1

Victoria St. Joseph 24, Cornerstone Christian 0

Corpus Christi John Paul II at TMI (score unavailable)

Wednesday’s games

No games scheduled

Thursday’s games

District 28-6A

Southwest 10, Corpus Christi Ray 0

Corpus Christi King 5, East Central 4

Corpus Christi Carroll 6, South San 0

District 27-5A

Lockhart 4, Alamo Heights 3

Boerne Champion 4, Floresville 1

Kerrville Tivy 10, Kennedy 2

San Marcos 22, Memorial 0 (3 innings)

District 28-5A

Jefferson 18, Sam Houston 0 (3 innings)

McCollum 13, Burbank

Harlandale 13, Highlands 7

Brackenridge 13, Lanier 1 (5 innings)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley 9, Eagle Pass Winn 0

Southside 10, Laredo Nixon 0 (5 innings)

Somerset 17, Laredo Martin 0

Uvalde 12, Laredo Cigarroa 6

District 26-3A

Marion 9, Randolph 3

Friday’s games

No games scheduled

Saturday’s games

No games scheduled