The Burleson High School Varsity Baseball team began the Elk Classic Tournament with two wins Thursday at Elk Field. Here’s what happened:
Dallas Molina Jaguars-1
The Elks began the home portion of the 2018 schedule with a 10-1 victory over the Dallas Molina Jaguars. The game ended after the top of the 5th inning due to the tournament Mercy Rule.
Senior pitcher Kameron West made the most of his first career Varsity start on the mound, as he needed just 48 pitches in a complete-game effort. West (1-0) allowed just one earned run on four hits, and struck out two to earn the win, his first on the season.
The BHS offense racked up twelve hits in 4 innings of play. Sophomore Colton McCallum was 3-3 with a run scored a stolen base. Fellow Sophomore Carson Hallack was 1-2 with two runs scored, an RBI, and a stolen base. The Jameson brothers, Senior Kaden and Junior Evan, were a combined 5-6 with a run scored apiece; Evan also had two RBI.
Cedar Hill Longhorns-1
Pitching and defense was the story for the Elks in a 6-1 victory over the Longhorns of Cedar Hill High School Thursday night; the game was called after 6 innings due to tournament time-limit rules.
Senior pitcher Kayden Cassidy continued his strong start to the season, throwing 5 scoreless innings to pick up the win. Cassidy (2-0) allowed just two hits, and struck out 11; he has struck out 21 hitters in 9 innings on the season.
Junior 1B Cody Griever played stellar defense all night. He dug out two throws in the dirt to turn potential errors into outs, and also assisted on two pickoffs.
The Elk offense had just two hits, but reached base 9 times via walk or hit-by-pitch. Sophomore Colton McCallum was 1-2 with a double and a run scored. Senior Nik Bengochea reached on both a walk and hit-by-pitch and scored a run.
The two wins upped the Elks’ season record to 5-1. Check burlesonathletics.com for game recaps of the four remaining games this weekend at the Elk Classic.