Indians place 5th in event


Burroughs 5, Village Christian 0: The Indians improved to 3-2 with a win Saturday in the fifth-place game of Simi Valley Tournament.

It is the highest the Indians — who are the defending Pacific League champions — have ever placed in the tournament.

Haley Shulman pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout to get the win. Shannon Trujillo hit a three-run home run which scored Brice Edrington and Caitlin Loera, who had reached base with a single and a walk, respectively. Shortstop Allie Grimaldo also had a run-scoring single, as did first baseman Taylor Buliavac.


Burroughs 4, Paso Robles 1: Heather Haynes pitched a complete game, giving up just three hits, to help the Indians to victory Saturday in the Simi Valley Tournament.

Junior catcher Shannon Trujillo hit a home run that drove in two runs in the fourth inning. Freshman outfielder Sidney Ortega had one hit, a walk, stole a base and scored two runs.

Walnut 5, Burbank 2: The Bulldogs fell Saturday in the final game of the San Dimas Tournament.

Burbank (1-3) pitcher Crystal Diaz had seven strikeouts in the loss.


Katie Hooper was one for three with a run batted in and was named to the all-tournament team a .583 batting average. Nalani Hernandez had a double and drove in a run.


Burbank 13, Rincon (Ariz.) 2: The Bulldogs began the Tucson Conquistador Lancer Baseball Classic with a victory Monday.

Burbank (2-4) got its offensive rolling by scoring five runs in the third inning.

Paul Frias had a monster game for the Bulldogs, collecting five hits, including two doubles, a triple and driving in five runs.

Dylan Mersola had three hits, including a double and a triple and scored three runs and Ryan Favor had hits, including his first hom erun of the season

On the mound, Paul Gatton (1-0) picked up his first win, going 5 1/3 innings, scattering five hits and striking out three.

Eastside 3, Burbank 1: The Bulldogs could account for just a single run in the seventh inning Saturday in a Southern California Invitational loss at Burbank High.


Paul Frias, Dylan Mersola and Tyler Do had the only three hits for the Bulldogs.

Mersola singled home Frias — who reached base on an error — for Burbank’s run.

Burbank 11, Highland 4: The Bulldogs collected nine hits in recording their first win of the season Friday in a Southern California Invitational game at Highland.

Paul Frias paced the Burbank offense, going three for five with two doubles, two runs scored and five runs batted in. Teammate Jawan Robbins was two for two with a run scored and a run batted in and Chris Okimoto walked three times and scored three runs.

Pitcher Andrew Hernandez threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing just two earned runs and striking out three.

Burbank fell behind, 2-1, after one inning and had a 4-2 advantage heading into the sixth inning when it tacked on seven runs on three hits.

Buena 9, Burroughs 6: The Indians couldn’t get a win Saturday in a Southern California Showdown game.

Christian Garia had a hit and drove in three runs and Chris Davies and Chris Peale had two hits each for Burroughs (1-4).


St. Francis 5, Burroughs 2: Ryne Kahikina was three for three with a walk Thursday for the Indians in an Easton Tournament game at Brookside Park.


Burroughs d. South Pasadena, 25-11, 20-25, 25-23, 25-14: Other than a hiccup in the second game, the Indians were able to earn the nonleague win Thursday on the road.

Tyler Yanez had 40 assists and five kills, Ike Nwachie had 13 kills, Robby Rutecki had 10 kills and Kevin Trejo had 16 digs for Burroughs (8-2). The Indians are ranked No. 3 in CIF Southern Section Division III.

Burroughs junior varsity in Burroughs Junior Varsity Tournament: The Indians defeated Crescenta Valley, 25-12, 25-20, Saturday to win their own tournament championship.

Burbank placed third.

Burroughs setter BJ Lagmay was named the tournament’s most valuable player, and teammates Hugo Ayala and Derrick Nicandro both made the all-tournament team.

Jeff Tully