Boys Varsity Baseball · Elks Wrap Up Border Olympics On High Note

The Burleson Elks Varsity Baseball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Border Olympics tournament in Laredo, finishing the season-opening affair with a 3-1 record.

The Elks had their handful with the Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial Eagles in Saturday’s first game, losing 10-0; the game was called in the 5th inning due to the tournament’s mercy rule.

Game two of the day, against the Redskins of Donna High School, saw the Elks atone with a
12-0 run-rule victory in 4 innings.

Sophomore pitcher Isaiah Smith, making his first career Varsity start on the mound, went the distance, allowing just one hit in 4 innings of work. He struck out 4, walked none, and did not allow a runner to 2nd base. Smith (1-0) threw just 44 pitches–28 of which were strikes–on the day.

Seniors Kayden Jameson and Nik Bengochea and Sophomore Coltom McCallum each had two-hit days to lead the BHS offense. Junior Jacob Amador added a two-run triple, and Junior Luke Magilley collected his first Varsity hit with an RBI single.

The Elks are 3-1 on the season, and are set to host the Elk Classic tournament March 1st-3rd at Elk Field. There is more rain in the forecast, so check for all baseball-related schedule changes.