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Burbank baseball has fine week

The Burbank High Connie Mack baseball team enjoyed its best week of the summer, notching two lopsided wins.


The Bulldogs won their fourth straight game Thursday with a 10-1 victory against Grant.

Pitching was the highlight for the Bulldogs, with starter Dylan Mersola going four innings, allowing one run and two hits, walking two and striking out six. Paul Frias came on in relief, throwing two innings and striking out five of the six batters he faced.


John White went two for three with a walk, double, three run scored and two runs batted in. Daniel Starkand and Zack Spahr also doubled and both knocked in two runs. Mersola, Chris Okimoto, Andrew Hernandez and Tyler Do all collected singles.

Burbank (9-5) began the week with an 11-0 win Wednesday against North Hollywood.

Starkand and Hernandez combined on a two-hitter. Starkand threw five innings, allowing two hits and one walk while striking out eight. Hernandez walked one and struck out four in two innings. Together they faced 24 hitters, three over the minimum.

Andrew Saldana led the way on offense, as he doubled and hit his second home run of the summer. In addition, he scored three runs and knocked in four to lead the 16-hit attack. Mersola continued to swing a hot bat, as he doubled and had two singles in a three-RBI performance. Okimoto and JT Sorrentino both doubled and singled, while seven other players each had one hit.


Mixed results for basketball squad

The Burroughs High girls’ basketball team had mixed results in a host of games last week.

The Indians started the week with two wins in one day.

In a 48-38 victory against Stockdale, Chelsea Rhamdeow and Lisha Elsenbach had 12 points each and Aysia Shellmire had nine points and six rebounds.


Lisha Elsenbach had 11 points in a 47-17 win against Sylmar.

In the San Diego Tournament, the Indians began the event with a 37-33 win against Clovis West. Elsenbach had 15 points and 11 rebounds, Rhamdeow had nine points and Shellmire had 14 rebounds.

In another tourney game, Burroughs was defeated by Norco, 40-19. Shellmire had seven points and nine rebounds

The Indians then lost to Clackamas, 39-19, and beat Santa Barbara, 25-23. Rhamdeow scored on a layup with four seconds left off an Elsenbach pass for the winning basket. Shellmire scored 10 points and had seven rebounds.

The Indians ended the event with losses to Arroyo Grande, 41-30, and Palos Verdes, 37-21. Elsenbach had 15 points against Arroyo Grande.