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Roundup: Burbank softball splits tournament games


Burbank in High Desert Classic: The Bulldogs split two games Friday in tournament action at the Lancaster Sports Complex.

In the first game, Burbank (3-3) lost to West Ranch, 5-2, but rebounded to defeat Silverado, 6-3.

In the loss, Caitlyn Brooks had two triples. The junior pitcher also picked up the win in the second game, as well as belting a two-run home run. Lily Winn had a solo home run.

Burroughs 5, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 0: Cheyenne Steward (1-1) went the distance, pitching seven innings and getting her first win on the season Wednesday in the opening game of a nonleague doubleheader at Olive Park.

Steward gave up four hits and walked two for Burroughs (3-1)

Offensively, Sidney Ortega was three for four with two runs batted in for the Indians.

With a 1-0 lead, Aimee Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning that increased the lead to 3-0. Burroughs tacked on two more runs in the sixth inning on an Ortega RBI single.

Burroughs 19, Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 0 (five innings): The Indians dominated in the second game of a nonleague doubleheader Wednesday at Olive Park that was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Sophomore pitcher Dani Ryan (2-0) pushed the Indians scoreless-inning streak to 17 by hurling her second consecutive shutout in giving the Indians the doubleheader sweep. Ryan went five innings and allowed just three hits while striking out one.

The Indians collected 19 hits. Sidney Ortega, Aimee Rodriguez, Kailanie Oasay and Ryan collected three hits each. Tori Talavera hit a solo home run and Michelle Santiago, Ortega and Delaney Nicol hit three consecutive triples in the third inning.


Pacifica Christian 238, Providence 251: The Pioneers dropped to 1-1 in the Liberty League with the loss Thursday at Balboa Golf Course.

Providence 255, Trinity Classical Academy: 271: The Pioneers opened their season Tuesday with a Liberty League victory at De Bell Golf Club.


Burbank d. 25-20, 25-18, 25-17: The Bulldogs opened their Pacific League season Tuesday with a sweep of the Tornadoes.

Willie Perryman had 10 kills, Alec Agana had 13 digs, Peter Jang had 14 assists and Isaiah Torres added 10 assists for Burbank (3-0, 1-0 in league).


Burroughs 125, Pasadena 4: The Indians had first-place finished in all 16 events Thursday in the Pacific League opener at Memorial Field.

Alejandra Moreno had a hand in four wins for Burroughs, winning the 100 meters (12.9 seconds) and the 200 (27.2) and teaming up with Kayla Dighero, Deanna Fierro and Sara Prystupa to take the 4x100 relay (55.1) and pairing with Sara Ehlers, Fierro and Izzy Funes to finish first in the 4x400 relay (4:34).

Fierro also won the 400 (1:05.9), Ehlers took the 800 (2:31), Ashley Contreras won the 1,600 (5:43), Eileen Eckles won the 3,200 (12:24), Breanna McCallum took the 100 hurdles (18.4) and the triple jump (30 feet), Arianna Leonardo took the 300 hurdles (57.0), Prystupa won the pole vault (8-6) and the long jump (14-9), Jordan Meltzer won the high jump (4-8), Megan Ly-Lim won the shot put (26-4) and Olivia Villegas won the discus (74-9).


Burroughs 107, Pasadena 29: Sophomore Niko Guerrero had a fine day for the Indians in their Pacific League opener Thursday at Memorial Field.

Guerrero won the 100 meters in 10.9 seconds. He also placed first in the 200 (22.6) and won the long jump (19 feet 7). Deon Castillo was a double-winner for the Indians in the shot put (34-6) and the discus (96-2).

Matt Schwartz won the pole vault with a 14-6 mark.

Other winners for Burroughs were: Robert Martinez in 400 (51.3), Everth Vargas in the 800 (2:00), Thomas Switzer in the 1,600 (4:40), Ricky Mendez in the 3,200 (9:42), Corwin Scherer in the 110 hurdles (15.7), Nathan Bradley in the 300 hurdles (41.5), Nick Garduno in the high jump (5-6) and Andrew Williams in the triple jump (40-5). The 4x100 relay team of Adam Adams, Robert Martinez, Bradley and Scherer also placed first (45.2).


Burbank 6, Quartz Hill 5: The Bulldogs scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to pull out the win in the Easton Tournament game at home.

The Bulldogs (2-3) pushed across the winning run when Ryan Porras delivered a sacrifice fly that scored Cameron Briggs.

Simi Valley 4, Burroughs 2: Despite a fine effort from starting pitcher Chris Peres, the Indians were defeated Thursday in a nonleague game on the road.

Simi Valley managed just two hits off of Peres, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out two during his 3 1/3 innings of work.

Burroughs (1-4) received hits from Aidan Anding, Anthony Bocanegra and Ryan Galan.

Two runs in the top of the sixth helped the Indians close the Simi Valley deficit to 4-2. A run-scoring single by Galan and a wild pitch set off the Burroughs rally.

Providence 17, Sherman Indian 2 (five innings): Continuing their best season start in more than a decade, the Pioneers improved to 4-0 with a nonleague victory Thursday on the road in Riverside.

The game was halted in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The Pioneers took advantage of nine walks and Dante Cano paced the offense by going three for five with six runs batted in and three runs scored.

Thomas Keller and Sean Holt added two hits apiece and Marco Angrisani scored four times.

Sophomore Jonathan Max picked up his first career victory with five strong innings, allowing just one earned run with seven strikeouts.

"It is great to be off to such a good start, but we haven't accomplished anything yet," Providence Coach Steven Knez said. "I expected the team to win all five preseason games and we have one more to go on Monday. This was not a goal, but more of an expectation.

"The guys are doing exactly what we were supposed to do and that was to score 10 runs or more against our first five nonleague opponents. The goal at the start of the season was to finish [the season] with a winning record and to make the playoffs. We are headed in the right direction, but still have much to prove."

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