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

Southwest grabs second in San Marcos

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

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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.

Southwest

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.

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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.”

SOFTBALL WEEKLY REPORT: High-scoring South San area’s last holdout

McCollum’s Abundis fires no-hitter; Holy Cross finally upends VSJ

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Burbank, East Central, Holy Cross, McCollum, South San.

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Softball enthusiasts had to be surprised to discover the identity of the area’s last 2015 undefeated team.

It wasn’t 2014 Class 5A state qualifier Southwest or its District 28-6A nemesis of the past several years, East Central. It was yet another team from that loaded district.

South San (11-1) held out a few hours longer than East Central (13-2) at the Seguin ISD Tournament. The Bobcats absorbed their first loss in their final game at Seguin, falling 7-3 to Churchill (5-8) March 7.

East Central lost for the first time in its second game March 6. New Braunfels Canyon (9-2) blanked the Hornets 4-0.

South San has been a high-scoring outfit so far. The Bobcats thumped Laredo Johnson 10-2 and San Diego 12-0 in three innings on March 6. The tournament was scheduled to begin a day earlier, but the first day’s games were postponed due to weather.

Under first-year coach Raymond Castillo, the Bobcats seem to be expanding on the gains they made last year, which included an upset victory over Southwest.

Winning pitcher Alyssa Montes drove four hits against San Diego, including three triples. Montes also had an RBI. Freshman Ashley Medina contributed a team-best three RBIs. Faith Gonzales, Andrea Ricondo and Dalina Sanchez drove in two runs apiece.

Bobcats sophomore Amanda Vallejo went 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs against Laredo Johnson. Alyssa Trevino and Tara Salazar drove in two runs apiece.

For East Central, Canyon pitcher Brooke Vestal limited the Hornets to one hit.

East Central defeated Seguin 9-3 March 7. The Hornets scored seven runs in the first two innings.

Sophomore Gracie Becerra led the Hornets with a 3-for-4 plate performance that included a double and a home run. Winning pitcher Madison Strunk also collected three hits and drove in two runs. Valadez was 2-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs. Angel Lopez also delivered two hits.

Medina Valley defeated the Hornets 12-1 in their tournament finale.

McCollum 17, Burbank 0

Senior pitcher Kim Abundis recorded a no-hitter as the Cowboys (8-2, 3-0) defeated Burbank (2-6-1, 1-1) in a District 28-5A game March 7 at Villarreal Field No. 1.

Junior Amber Saucedo also pitched a shutout March 3 at the Tejeda Complex, as McCollum downed Sam Houston (0-8, 0-3) 22-0. Abundis and Lauryn Martinez each supplied two hits and two RBIs. Brianna Kinnard and Val Lopez also drove in two Cowboys runs.

Holy Cross 6, Victoria St. Joseph 3

The Knights (4-4, 1-0) nailed down a long-awaited win over TAPPS 4-4A nemesis Victoria St. Joseph (3-2, 0-1) March 2 in Victoria.

The Flyers have ruled the district in recent years. It was Holy Cross’ first win over St. Joseph in its nine-year history.

Knights pitcher Daisy Flores limited the Flyers to five hits.

BASEBALL: Pitching lifts Southwest to third in own tourney

Weather holding back area teams

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Central Catholic, Harlandale, McCollum, Southwest.

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With the persistent rain this season, area teams haven’t had as much time to address their issues as they typically have by the end of Week 2.

That applies to each team differently, even though the rainfall affects everyone. The Southwest/Central Catholic Tournament, for example, was one day shorter than originally scheduled. Games slated for March 5 were rained out.

Even though all coaches are feeling the time crunch resulting from games not played, Southwest (5-3-1) has something useful on its side – pitching depth. It helped the Dragons stay competitive in each of its tournament games and finish third.

While most teams are struggling to find three semi-reliable starters, Southwest has pitchers for all occasions. Although not all of them have varsity experience, the Dragons pitching staff won three of five tournament games and allowed nine runs.

“When those guys are on, we don’t lose,” Southwest coach John Velasquez said. “We have eight (pitchers), and so far we’ve used six.

“Joe Cerda pitched the whole second game against Medina Valley and did well. Felipe Cardona was sick, but he went the first three innings in our first game against Medina Valley (a 5-2 loss). Juan Carlos Hernandez pitched an excellent game against Central Catholic and Zach Ponce pitched well the first (tournament) game.”

Southwest defeated Central Catholic (3-4-1) 4-1 in the third-place game March 7 as Hernandez recovered from a collision in the semifinal against Medina Valley, a 2-1 loss, to pitch a four-hitter. McCollum (2-4) defeated Harlandale (2-4-1) for the consolation championship March 7 at Central’s Kahlig Park.

“We’re blessed to have that pitching,” Velasquez said, “but we need to hit the ball better and get a little better behind the plate. We have two inexperienced catchers, and they’re learning.”

“Juan Carlos got hit in the face in a rundown,” Velasquez said of Hernandez. “He showed a lot of guts. He’s played with us for two years already, and he hasn’t let up yet.”

Central Catholic, McCollum and Harlandale share a common problem. Their inexperience is being magnified by infrequent competition.

“The weather has been tough for us,” said Harlandale coach Eric Forestier, referencing the Harlandale ISD Tournament which was canceled because of rain a week earlier.

“Especially when you’re so young, you want to play.”

Central Catholic may not have played often, but it has played quality opponents. The Buttons had to face Laredo Alexander, No. 4 in the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association Class 6A state rankings, twice in its five tournament games. Alexander won 15-1 and 13-1.

“People need to understand,” Central Catholic coach Mike Gomez said, “at this stage of the season, it’s not about wins and losses. It’s about experience, and we’ve gotten some good experience.”

Sophomore Ethan Rodriguez delivered a walk-off hit in Central Catholic’s 3-2 opening-game win over MccCollum. The Buttons tied Harlandale 6-6, but advanced more runners to third base to win the tiebreaker.

“We’re just not hitting the ball like we have in the past,” Gomez said. “We only have four seniors, and just two start. The encouraging sign is that we’ve seen the younger kids play against Laredo Alexander twice, and they had no fear.”

Harlandale is starting four freshmen, four sophomores and no seniors.

“We have five or six pitchers, but no one is dominant,” Forestier said. “That could be good, or bad.”

BOYS BASKETBALL: Sam Houston runs out of comebacks in Region IV finals

Cedar Park leaves Hurricanes one win from state repeat

AREA TEAMS INCLUDED: Sam Houston.

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Sam Houston established itself as a second-half team this year.

Whether it was the second-half of the District 28-5A season or the post-halftime portion of games, the Hurricanes (16-14) were strongest under presssure – or when applying heat defensively. Sam Houston finally reached its limit of comeback performances March 7 in the Region IV championship game, one win short of a second-consecutive trip to the state finals.

With the absence of its customary post-halftime surge, Cedar Park (28-6) was able to hold off Sam Houston, When the Hurricanes made it a one- or two-possession game, the Timbervolves turned to sophomore post Keaton Hervey in the 53-41 win at Littleton Gym.

Hervey produced 19 of his 25 points in the second half.

Cedar Park were No. 24 in the final Texas Association of Basketball Coaches state rankings. Sam Houston was unranked, although it was No. 7 in the preseason poll.

“We started off 0-6 and 0-3 in district,” first-year Sam Houston coach Erik Coleman said. “The kids deserve to be happy. The kids came together. They had a lot of heart and character.”

Sam Houston qualified for the regional finals for the fifth-consecutive year. The previous four appearances were in Class 3A.

The Hurricanes defeated Cedar Park Vista Ridge 61-56 March 2 and Edinburg Vela 66-58 March 6 to advance to the Region IV title game.

“We learned that nobody can stop us,” Sam Houston junior wing Robert Christian said, “as long as we keep playing the way we play.

“We really didn’t give up (against Cedar Park). The shots weren’t falling for us. They were for them.”

Those are lessons Christian (a team-best 10 points against Cedar Park), sophomore point guard Jawon Anderson (15 points and five assists vs. Vista Ridge) and six other non-seniors on the Hurricanes’ playoff roster can carry over to next year.

“We learned to play as a team,” said Christian, who had 17 rebounds and 10 steals in the last two games. “We were playing as individuals when the season started. We stepped up as a whole unit.”

Sam Houston had won five of its previous six games going into the Cedar Park contest, losing only 72-70 to 26-6A champ Reagan in double overtime. The streak began with a 72-60 upset of 28-5A champion Lanier, its only district loss.

“That district was very competitive,” Coleman said. “In our previous district, we were winning games by 30 points. Still, every game, we’d get up 10-12 points but end up losing. We turned it around by the end of the season.”

Sam Houston trailed Vista Ridge 32-28 at halftime and fell behind Vela 30-20 at the midway point. Against Vista Ridge, the Hurricanes scored 10 unanswered points early in the second half to take control. In the third quarter against Vela, the tide turned because of intense defense and three-point shooting from Henry Carter (11 points.)

“We knew we had to control the boards,” said Sam Houston senior post Devin Allen, who finished with 17 points and eight rebounds. “Once we started doing that, the shots started falling. It opened things up.

“It just came down to how badly we wanted it. You could see that, late in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter, they started wearing down.”

The shooting surge, as supplied by senior Jarrett Burks against Vista Ridge, never took place in the season finale.

“I think our defense was really dominating,” Cedar Park coach Blake Brown said. “We wanted to prevent them from driving to the basket. They got some good looks at times, but we stuck to our game plan overall.”

Burks sank three 3-point baskets in the final quarter against Vista Ridge to balance an offense led by Christian’s 19 points.

“My teammates just told me to spot up and knock it down,” Burks said. “Once I hit that first one, the next two, they were running guys at me. But my teammates had faith in me.”

Allen and Burks were third-year varsity members who helped set the tone for this year’s team.

“I’ve always believed that if you do the work, in the classroom and on the court,” Coleman said, “good things will come. We believed in ourselves. We knew we were a very good team, even if our record didn’t show it. Teams knew they were going to get a battle (from) us.”

BASEBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of March 8-14

Monday’s games

District 28-5A

Sam Houston vs. McCollum at Tejeda Complex (ppd., no reschedule date)

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi John Paul II at San Antonio Christian (score unavailable)

Non-district

Central Catholic at Southwest (ppd. to Friday)

Tuesday’s games

District 27-5A

Floresville (6-1, 1-1) 5, Kennedy (5-4 ???, 0-2) 1

Lockhart  (4-1 ???, 1-1) 13, Memorial (1-6 ???, 0-2) 2

San Marcos (9-0, 2-0) 9, Seguin (5-2, 1-1) 1

District 28-5A

Harlandale (3-4-1, 2-0) 10, Brackenridge (5-4, 1-1) 0 (5 innings)

Jefferson (2-5, 1-1) 3, Lanier (1-6, 0-2) 1

Highlands (4-2-1 ???, 2-0) 16, Edison (2-6, 0-2) 1 (5 innings)

Sam Houston vs. McCollum (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

District 29-5A

Laredo Martin vs. Southside (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Eagle Pass Winn (3-2 ???, 1-0) 3, Medina Valley (4-3, 0-1) 0

Laredo Nixon vs. Somerset (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Laredo Cigarroa at Uvalde (score unavailable)

Non-district

New Braunfels (5-3-1) 9, Southwest (5-4-1) 0

Central Catholic at Wagner (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

South San (2-8) vs. Churchill (score unavailable)

Wednesday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (9-2, 2-0) 4, Boerne Champion (6-2, 1-1) 0

District 28-5A

McCollum (3-4, 2-0) 11, Burbank (3-5, 1-1) 2

Highlands (5-2-1 ???, 3-0) 3, Harlandale (3-5-1, 2-1) 0

Sam Houston (5-3, 1-1) 17, Jefferson (2-6, 1-2) 0 (4 innings)

Brackenridge (6-4, 2-1) 21, Lanier (1-7, 0-3) 2 (5 innings)

District 29-5A

Laredo Nixon (4-6 ???, 1-0) 2, Somerset (3-3-1 ???, 0-1) 1

Laredo Martin (1-10, 1-0) 16, Southside (1-6 ???, 0-1) 1

Non-district

Central Catholic (4-4-1) 11, Victoria St. Joseph (4-2 ???) 3

Antonian (8-2) 21-11, Holy Cross (5-5) 3-1 (Game 1: 4 innings; Game 2: 6 innings)

South San at Wagner (canceled)

East Central Tournament

Roosevelt 11, East Central (3-2 ???) 1

Thursday’s games

District 28-5A

McCollum (4-4, 3-0) 11, Sam Houston (5-4, 1-2) 1 (6 innings)

Non-district

Central Catholic (5-5-1) 8, Wagner (1-2 ???) 3

Holy Cross (6-5) 17, Cotulla (0-4 ???) 5 (5 innings)

Southwest (6-3-1) 10, Wagner (1-2 ???) 1

Madison (5-1-1) 13, Central Catholic (5-5-1) 7

East Central Tournament

East Central (4-2 ???) 2, New Braunfels (5-4-1) 1

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (10-2, 3-0) 8, Lockhart (4-2 ???, 1-2) 4

Boerne Champion (7-2, 2-1) 5, Floresville  (6-2, 1-2) 1

Kennedy (6-4 ???, 1-2) 1, Kerrville Tivy (5-5, 1-1) 0

San Marcos (10-0, 3-0) 20, Memorial (1-7 ???, 0-3) 0 (5 innings)

District 28-5A

Burbank (4-5, 2-1) 9, Jefferson (2-7, 1-3) 5

Sam Houston (6-4, 2-2) 8, Brackenridge (6-5, 2-2) 5

Harlandale (4-5-1, 3-1) 14, Edison (2-7, 0-3) 1 (5 innings)

Highlands (6-2-1 ???, 4-0) 9, Lanier (1-8, 0-4) 3

TAPPS 44A

Victoria St. Joseph (5-2 ???, 1-0) 11, Corpus Christi John Paul II (0-1 ???, 0-1) 1

Non-district

Southwest (7-3-1) 8, Central Catholic (5-6-1) 2

East Central Tournament

East Central (5-3 ???) 4, Lee 2
Smithson Valley 8, East Central (5-3 ???) 0

Saturday’s games

District 27-5A

Seguin (6-2, 2-1) 13, Memorial (1-8 ???, 0-4) 0

Alamo Heights (11-2, 4-0) 3, San Marcos (10-1, 3-1) 2 (13 innings)

Boerne Champion (8-2, 3-1) 4, Kerrville Tivy (5-6, 1-2) 2

Lockhart (5-2 ???, 2-2) 5, Floresville (6-3, 1-3) 3

TAPPS 44A

Corpus Christi Incarnate Word (4-4 ???, 0-0 ???) at Laredo St. Augustine (0-1 ???, 0-1 ???) (score unavailable)

Cornerstone Christian (4-3 ???, 2-0) 3, San Antonio Christian (1-6 ???, 0-1) 0

Holy Cross (7-5, 1-0) 7, TMI (4-6 ???, 0-1) 2

SOFTBALL: This week’s results (thru March 14)

NOTE: teams we cover are in boldface

Games of March 8-14

Monday’s games

District 28-5A

Burbank vs. Jefferson at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Harlandale vs. Edison at Villarreal Field No. 2 (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Sam Houston vs. McCollum at Burbank (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Lanier vs. Highlands at Villarreal Field No. 1 (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

District 26-3A

Randolph (6-4 ???, 1-0) at Brooks Academy (0-1 ???, 0-1 ???) (score unavailable)

Tuesday’s games

District 27-5A

Boerne Champion (6-4, 5-0) 7, Kennedy (1-5-1, 0-3) 0

San Marcos (7-4, 4-0) 10, Floresville (7-3, 1-3) 2

Kerrville Tivy (2-7, 2-2) 11, Lockhart (4-2 ???, 3-1) 9

Seguin at Alamo Heights (ppd., rescheduled for noon Wednesday)

District 28-5A

Brackenridge at Burbank (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Edison vs. Lanier (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Highlands vs. Sam Houston (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

Jefferson vs. McCollum (ppd., rescheduled for Wednesday)

District 29-5A

Eagle Pass Winn (4-2 ???, 2-1) 10, Uvalde (8-5, 2-1) 5

Laredo Cigarroa (3-5 ???, 1-2) 10, Laredo Martin (0-7 ???, 0-3) 0 (6 innings)

Somerset (11-0, 3-0) 10, Southside (1-8, 1-2) 0 (5 innings)

Medina Valley (11-1, 3-0) 17, Laredo Nixon (0-3 ???, 0-3) 1 (3 innings)

Non-district

Smithson Valley (12-2-1) 4, East Central (13-2) 2

Wednesday’s games

District 27-5A

Seguin (3-5, 2-2) 12, Alamo Heights (1-6 ???, 1-4) 1 (6 innings)

District 28-5A

Jefferson (4-7, 2-2) 11, Burbank (2-8-1, 1-3) 1 (5 innings)

Edison (7-4 ???, 2-2) 14, Harlandale (3-5-1, 2-2) 8

Lanier (3-4 ???, 3-2) 12, Highlands (4-4, 1-3) 8

Jefferson (4-7, 2-2) vs. McCollum (8-2, 3-0) (ppd., rescheduled for Thursday)

Brackenridge (7-6, 5-0) 15, Sam Houston (0-10, 0-5) 0 (3 innings)

Brackenridge (7-6, 5-0) 19, Burbank (2-8-1, 1-3) 0 (3 innings)

Lanier (3-4 ???, 3-2) 6, Edison (7-4 ???, 2-2) 5

Highlands (4-4, 1-3) 23, Sam Houston (0-10, 0-5) 0 (3 innings)

Thursday’s games

District 27-5A

Alamo Heights (2-6 ???, 2-4) 20, Memorial (0-9, 0-4) 0 (3 innings)

Seguin (4-5, 3-2) 5, Floresville (7-4, 1-4) 1

District 28-5A

Highlands (5-4, 2-3) 11, Burbank (2-9-1, 1-4) 1 (5 innings)

McCollum (10-2, 5-0) 7, Brackenridge (7-7, 5-1) 1

Edison (8-4 ???, 3-2) 21, Sam Houston (0-11, 0-6) 2 (3 innings)

Harlandale (4-5-1, 3-2) 7, Lanier (3-5 ???, 3-3) 1

McCollum (10-2, 5-0) 14,  Jefferson (4-8, 2-3) 0 (5 innings)

District 29-5A

Medina Valley (12-1, 4-0) 8, Somerset (11-1, 3-1) 1

Eagle Pass Winn (4-2 ???, 2-1 ???) at Laredo Cigarroa (3-5 ???, 1-2 ???) (scores unavailable)

Southside (2-8, 2-2) 13, Laredo Martin (0-8 ???, 0-4) 3

Uvalde (9-5, 3-1) 12, Laredo Nixon  (0-4 ???, 0-4) 4

Non-district

San Marcos Tournament

Southwest (9-4) 10, Canyon Lake 0 (3 innings)

Friday’s games

District 27-5A

San Marcos (8-4, 5-0) 12, Kerrville Tivy (2-8, 2-3) 0 (4 innings)

Lockhart (8-7, 3-1) 12, Kennedy (1-6-1, 0-4) 1 (5 innings)

TAPPS 4-4A

San Antonio Christian (0-0 ???, 0-0) at Cornerstone Christian (0-6 ???, 0-0) (score unavailable)

Non-district

Boerne (5-7-1) 4, South San (12-2) 1

Pleasanton (9-2) 12, Holy Cross (5-6-2) 6

San Marcos Tournament

Southwest (12-4) 5, Weimar 0
Southwest (12-4) 3, El Paso Americas 0
Southwest (12-4) 11, Dallas Bishop Lynch 0

Saturday’s games

TAPPS 4-4A

Corpus Christi John Paul II (5-2-1 ???, 0-0) at Victoria St. Joseph (3-6 ???, 0-1) (score unavailable)

San Marcos Tournament

Southwest (14-5) 5, Shiner 3

Southwest (14-5) 4, Houston Lamar 3

Championship

San Marcos 4, Southwest (14-5) 3

BASEBALL: Area rankings (thru March 7)

Through March 7

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last year

1. Southwest – 3

2. East Central – 8

3. Central Catholic – 2

4. McCollum – 1

5. Burbank – 5

6. Brackenridge – 4

7. Harlandale – 7

8. Highlands – 10

9. South San – 6

10. Holy Cross – 11

11. Sam Houston – NR

12. Kennedy – 9

13. Jefferson – 12

14. Lanier – 14

15. Edison – 15

 

NR = not ranked

Last year = 2014 final rankings

 

SOFTBALL: Area rankings (thru March 7)

Through March 7

 

TOP 15:

 

Rank-Team-Last week

1. East Central – 1

2. Southwest – 2

3. South San – 5

4. Brackenridge – 3

5. Holy Cross – 4

6. McCollum – 6

7. Edison – 7

8. Harlandale – 8

9. Highlands – 9

10. Jefferson – 10

11. Southside – 13

12. Kennedy – 11

13. Lanier – 14

14. Burbank – 12

15. Sam Houston – NR

 

NR = not ranked