The Burleson High School JV Red and JV Black Baseball teams each picked up a District 9-5A win versus Everman High School Monday night at Elk Field. Here’s what happened:
The JV Black offense scored early and often against the Bulldogs, pacing the Elks in a 16-1 victory; the game was called after 4.5 innings due to the District 9-5A Mercy Rule.
Eleven different Elks collected base hits, and ten Elks scored at least one run. Freshman Nick Cartmill was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI; Freshman Sloan Esparza was 2-2 with two runs scored. Freshman Isaiah Amador was one of four Elks to tally multiple RBI, finishing 1-1 with a double and three RBI; he also walked and scored twice.
Three Elk pitchers combined to give up just one run in 5 innings. Freshman Taylor Branch started the game and struck out all three batters he faced in a pre-determined one inning appearance to earn the win. Cartmill pitched 3 strong innings of relief, allowing just one hit and striking out seven.
The JV Black is now 7-3 on the season, and 4-0 in District 9-5A play. The team resumes play this Saturday, March 24th, against the Centennial Spartans. The cross-town rivals will play a doubleheader starting at 10:00 AM at Elk Field.
The JV Red made four 1st inning runs hold up in an 8-0 victory over Everman; the game was called after 4.5 innings due to District 9-5A time-limit rules.
All four of those 1st inning runs came with two outs. Juniors Preston Majerus and Luke Magilley and Sophomore Blake Metts all had two-out RBI base hits in the frame; Magilley also scored on a wild pitch. Magilley was 3-3 on the night, with a run scored and two RBI.
Sophomores Skylar Webb and Colby Oliver combined to pitch 5 shutout innings. Webb started and pitched 3 innings, allowing just two hits; he struck out four. With the win, Webb is now 2-0 on the season.
Oliver pitched 2 strong innings in relief; he gave up two hits and struck out two. He also made a terrific play on a well-hit ball up the middle to save a run in the 4th inning.
The win brings the JV Red’s overall record to 10-3; the team’s District 9-5A record is 2-2. The Elks return to the diamond this Saturday, March 24th, with a doubleheader against the Centennial Spartans. First pitch for Game One is set for 10:00 at Centennial High School.